Chief military judge faces five more charges case proceeding to court martial

first_imgOTTAWA – Canada’s top military judge is facing five additional charges following an independent investigation, the Department of National Defence said Monday as it announced that his case is now proceeding to a formal court martial.The military justice system was rocked in January after Col. Mario Dutil was charged with one count of fraud under the National Defence Act, one count of wilfully making a false entry in an official document and one count of conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline.The new charges include one count of wilfully making a false statement in an official document, one count of fraud under the Criminal Code and three counts of neglect to the prejudice of good order and discipline.The new charges include one count of wilfully making a false statement in an official document, one count of committing an act of a fraudulent nature under the National Defence Act and three counts of neglect to the prejudice of good order and discipline.All of the charges relate to allegations that Dutil engaged in a consensual but inappropriate relationship with a subordinate, and that he knowingly signed a travel claim containing false information in September 2015, according to the military.A charge sheet indicates that the claim was for $927.60.None of the charges have been proven in court and a date has not been set for the court martial.Military police first started investigating Dutil in November 2015 after receiving a complaint that he had engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate.The alleged relationship is believed to have lasted from November 2014 to October 2015 and while consensual, was not permitted under military regulations.It was during the course of their investigation into that relationship that military police uncovered evidence to suggest Dutil knowingly signed a travel claim containing false information in September 2015.It’s believed Dutil is the first person to be charged while serving as the chief military judge, and the case will now proceed through the military justice system in which he serves as a prominent member.Only the federal cabinet can appoint or remove a chief military judge, and a military official confirmed that Dutil remains in his position but has not been hearing any cases since he was initially charged in January.Given the unprecedented nature of Dutil’s case, it remains unclear exactly how it will proceed, including whether one of the three other military judges over which he presided will end up hearing the case against him.However, the decision to bring in Poland as a special prosecutor was made to ensure that there was no perception of bias.This isn’t the first time that Dutil, who took over his current role in 2006, has been accused of violating the military’s rules on personal relationships.But a special committee of three judges dismissed a complaint in April 2016 on the basis that it did not have any impact on Dutil’s conduct as a judge. Military police did not lay any charges at that time.Officials would not say whether the complaints related to the same alleged relationship.A conviction for committing an act of a fraudulent nature carries a maximum penalty of two years less a day in prison while wilfully making a false entry or statement in an official document carries a penalty of three years less a day.The maximum penalty for prejudicing good order and discipline is dismissal from the military with disgrace.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version erroneously said Dutil was previously charged with fraud under the Criminal Code and the new charge is under the National Defence Act. In fact, the new charge is under the Criminal Code and the previous charge was under the National Defence Act.last_img read more

Whistler Film Festival Launches 5th Annual Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship

first_img Twitter Recent Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship success stories include: Allan Hopkins’ Indian Road Trip which grew from a short script into a feature and is currently in production; Mary Galloway’s Unintentional Mother completed in 2016 with the assistance of the Kevin Spacey Foundation Artist of Choice Award of which Mary was the first Canadian recipient; and Daniel Foreman’s Raven and the Sea Wolf, which is part of an animated series of short stories now in production called Legendary Myths: Raven Adventures.Over four days the Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship will focus on individual and project-specific feedback through a series of one-on-one sessions with mentors, as well as group sessions in order to strengthen their projects. Feedback will include everything from where to take your script, to changes the project may require in order to move it to the next level, as well as finding the project’s audience once it’s made. The facilitator will provide high level strategic advice and counsel to the filmmakers over the course of the Fellowship, and help them to receive feedback from Industry mentors. Participation includes access to WFF’s Industry Summit where the fellows will gain firsthand insight into the world of narrative short form storytelling through panel discussions, pitches, networking, and screenings with filmmakers and industry experts, including the MPPIA Short Film Pitch and WFF’s ShortWork Showcase screening and reception. Participants will also have access to Festival screenings and WFF’s Industry Summit from November 30th to December 3rd.Short scripts in all genres can be submitted for consideration. Writers must be Canadian citizens and of Aboriginal descent. All rights remain with the filmmaker. WFF has no proprietary interest in any of the projects. The application deadline is August 30th, and the finalists and mentors will be announced by October 3rd. Application details and information are available at whistlerfilmfestival.com.Whistler Film Festival gratefully acknowledges the generous support and commitment to the Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship sponsored by Canada Media Fund, Creative BC and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), and supported by the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler.From November 29th to December 3rd, the Whistler Film Festival + Summit (WFF) will celebrate its 17th edition with fresh films, special guests, unique industry initiatives, epic events, and time to play in North America’s premier mountain resort destination..The Whistler Film Festival Society (WFFS) is a cultural charitable organization dedicated to furthering the art of film by providing programs that focus on the discovery, development and promotion of new talent culminating with a must attend festival for artists, the industry and audiences in Whistler. WFFS produces one of Canada’s leading film festivals and plays a leadership role in offering project development programs for Canadian talent. Find out more at whistlerfilmfestival.com. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Whistler, B.C. (June 21, 2017) – To mark National Aboriginal Day and to support the voices of Aboriginal Canadians, the Whistler Film Festival (WFF) has opened the call for applications for its 5th annual Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship. The four-day creative and business immersion experience to be held from November 29th to December 3rd during the Whistler Film Festival and Summit is open nationally for up to six emerging Aboriginal Canadian film artists with short films, webisode projects or television pilots to attend.The program is designed to advance Canadian Aboriginal talent, by focusing on strengthening and advancing short script projects by facilitating feedback from group of mentor filmmakers who are successful, well-respected members of the Canadian film community.“WFF’s Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship is designed to nurture Aboriginal content creators from across Canada who are looking to advance their short form content from script to screen,” says Angie Nolan, WFF’s Director of Industry Programming. “We are proud that a number of participants have utilized the knowledge and contacts provided during the lab experience to further their projects past the development stage and into completion, and that it has been a platform for their success.” Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

Ed Asner brings oneman show to New Westminster

first_imgAdvertisement Ed Asner, who’s most famous for playing newsman Ed Asner in the Mary Tyler Moore show, is performing at the Anvil Centre Theatre April 27 and 28. A Hollywood legend will soon take to the stage at Anvil Centre Theatre.The theatre is hosting an exclusive two-night engagement of A Man and His Prostrate by Ed Weinberger starring Ed Asner, an Emmy Award-winning actor known for roles on Mary Tyler Moore and Lou Grant. A Man and His Prostate comes to New West on April 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m., with these being Asner’s only B.C. performances in a show billed as being funny with a serious subject matter.“Based on a true story, a man discovers his inner self both literally and figuratively,” said a press release about the show. “A near tragedy experienced by the writer is masterly transformed into a one-man comedy performed by Asner as he goes through the journey of preparing for a surgery he needs but doesn’t want.” Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Tickets are $75 each plus services charge, and are available at 604-521-5050. These are the only two shows he’ll be performing in British Columbia at the Anvil Centre Theatre April 27 and 28. Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Darfur UNAfrican Union mediator welcomes steps towards peace

7 July 2010The joint African Union-United Nations mediator working to help resolve the conflict in Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region has welcomed progress made in negotiations between the Government and a key rebel group. Djibril Bassolé told reporters yesterday that he applauds the decision taken by the sides to involve internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees and civil society, “more generally, to conclude a comprehensive peace accord.”He met yesterday with Ghazi Salah Al-Din Attabani, an advisor to President Omar al-Bashir, who said that a peace agreement between the Sudanese Government and the Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM) will be signed in Doha, Qatar, on 15 July.Also taking place in Doha next week is the 2nd Civil Society Forum, kicking off on 12 July.Mr. Bassolé said that he asked Khartoum for its assistance in ensuring that all of Darfur’s civil society representatives invited to that event can travel to the Qatari capital.He also told Mr. Attabani that he would like the Government “to take all possible measures to restore confidence and reduce tensions in Darfur, including seeking an end to all armed hostilities with all armed groups.”In the past seven years an estimated 300,000 people have been killed and 2.7 million others have been displaced as a result of fighting between rebels and Government forces backed by allied Janjaweed militiamen in Darfur. All sides are accused of serious human rights violations.The AU-UN peacekeeping force in the region, known as UNAMID, has been in place since the start of 2008, succeeding an earlier AU-only mission in the war-torn region. Its headquarters are in the North Darfur state capital of El Fasher. read more

Security Council to work more closely with African Union President says

The decision came in response to one of a number of recommendations put forward by the Council’s ad hoc working group on conflict prevention and resolution in Africa, Ambassador Jeremy Greenstock of the United Kingdom told reporters following closed-door consultations. Based on a report by the working group’s chairman, Ambassador Jagdish Koonjul of Mauritius, the Council had also agreed to a recommendation on the creation of a “Groups of Friends” of particular countries where conflict is ongoing, the President said.Another proposal called for work on Guinea-Bissau to be taken forward by the Security Council’s working group in close cooperation with its counterpart from the UN Economic and Social Council. read more

How The Raptors Pulled Off A 263 Run — And Sealed Their

With 2:18 left in the third quarter of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals, Milwaukee Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova trudged to the free-throw line. After he made his first shot to put the Bucks up 14, Mike Budenholzer subbed Giannis Antetokounmpo out of the game, hoping to grab his superstar a quick breather while the team was sitting on a sizable lead. Ilyasova made the second free throw after Giannis checked out, and at that point, according to Inpredictable, the Bucks had a 92.7 percent chance of pushing the series to Game 7. Alas, that did not happen.Antetokounmpo ended up sitting for only 17 seconds, but those 17 seconds proved costly. Giannis re-entered the game only after Kawhi Leonard secured an and-one on an up-and-under floater. That innocuous floater was the start of a spectacular 26-3 Raptors run that thrust Toronto into position to capture its first NBA Finals bid, further validating both last summer’s trade for Leonard and the years of tinkering Raptors president Masai Ujiri has done with his team.The run spanned seven minutes and 42 seconds of game time and contained a seemingly endless number of thrilling plays. It started with Leonard’s and-one, but there was also Antetokounmpo swatting Pascal Siakam at the rim, only to see Serge Ibaka score on the offensive board; Leonard drawing a three-shot foul, making the first two free throws and missing the last, only to grab his own offensive rebound and head right back to the line; the Raptors running the same Spain pick-and-roll play three times in a row to open the fourth quarter and getting 7 points out of it; Fred VanVleet continuing his white hot post-baby shooting with a stepback three in isolation; and finally, Kyle Lowry picking Khris Middleton’s pocket on the drive, pushing the ball up the floor, and dropping it back to Leonard for a monster left-handed dunk. All told, Toronto went 10 of 14 from the field and 4 of 6 from the line during this stretch. Ibaka and VanVleet combined to shoot 5 of 5 and scored 11 of the team’s 26 points, while Leonard totaled 10 to go with six rebounds. Lowry didn’t shoot even once, but he assisted on four of the seven baskets Toronto scored while he was on the floor, and had the aforementioned crucial steal. Meanwhile, the Raptors’ defense locked down the Bucks in the halfcourt, much as they had for most of the past few games. Milwaukee shot just 1 of 9 from the field and 0 of 6 from three during this stretch.By the time the Raptors were done with their burst, they had raised their win probability from 7.3 percent all the way up to 88.0 percent, per Inpredictable. Curiously, a decent chunk of that win probability was accumulated with Antetokounmpo on the bench. Toronto sliced the aforementioned 3 points off the lead before he checked back in late in the third; but even after they cut the lead to just 5 points by the end of the quarter, Budenholzer elected to have Giannis on the bench again — taking his sixth rest of the game — to open the fourth. Antetokounmpo finished the game plus-3 in 41 minutes, meaning the Bucks were outscored by nine during the seven minutes he was out. Budenholzer stridently maintained during his postgame press conference that playing his star more minutes was not the answer, but I guess we’ll never know.By the time Giannis re-entered a minute and a half into the fourth period, the game was tied. A few minutes later, the Raptors had built an 8-point lead. Milwaukee made a final push and turned it into a back-and-forth, one-possession game for a few minutes, but the Bucks lost Leonard (seriously) on a crucial out of bounds play with around three minutes left, and he nailed a corner three to push the lead to 5 points.Milwaukee, the best defensive rebounding team left in the playoffs, was then let down by one of its strengths at the most important moment of the game.1Milwaukee ranked second in defensive rebound rate during the regular season and was third during the playoffs entering Game 6. The Bucks gave up four backbreaking offensive rebounds in the final 2:12 of the game. Siakam grabbed arguably the two most important ones: He corralled the ball after Giannis made one of the most incredible blocks you’ll ever see on a Leonard drive to the rim and calmly put the ball in the hoop to extend the lead again; and he then grabbed his own rebound off the bottom of the rim with 10 seconds left in the game, robbing Milwaukee of a chance to secure the board and an opportunity to tie it up. Leonard grabbed two off the offensive glass as well, with the second essentially icing the game as he beat several Bucks to the ball off Siakam’s missed free throw with 7.0 seconds left.Turning the Bucks’ strengths into weaknesses was the foundation of Toronto’s four straight wins to capture the series. Antetokounmpo, the likely league MVP, was limited to just 30-of-69 shooting in Games 3 through 6, thanks to the individual exploits of Leonard and the timely help of, well, everyone else. Milwaukee’s vaunted 3-point attack fell by the wayside without as many transition opportunities to fuel it. The Bucks’ elite help defense was neutralized at times as well, both by the Raptors pinging the ball around the perimeter and by their orchestrating switches so that Leonard or Lowry or even VanVleet could isolate against one of Milwaukee’s bigs, who were thus removed from help position.The Raptors will surely probe for weaknesses where they can against the defending champion Warriors in the NBA Finals, but they’ll also have to do an even better job of mitigating their opponent’s strengths. Golden State knows a thing or two about double-digit comebacks in the conference finals, having just completed three in a row to sweep the Blazers, and of course has also won three of the past four titles. We don’t yet know if or when Kevin Durant will return to the floor, but the Warriors have been reminding us for the past couple weeks that they are still pretty damn good without him.Toronto is the best defensive team the Warriors will have had to face during these playoffs, though, and by a not-insignificant margin. The Raptors had the league’s fifth-best defense during the regular season; Golden State’s three prior playoff opponents ranked 19th (Clippers), 18th (Rockets) and 16th (Trail Blazers). The Raptors also have Leonard, who at the peak of his powers is the best perimeter defender on the planet, and who has looked like the best all-around player in the league for much of these past few weeks. It takes more than just a singular star to dethrone the Warriors, but you’ve certainly got a better shot with one of those guys on your side.2Just ask the Cavaliers, who knocked the Raptors out of the conference finals the last time they were there. That’s exactly why the Raptors made the bold push for Leonard in the first place.Check out our latest NBA predictions. read more

Princess Eugenies future motherinlaw excited as son weds into monarchy

Insiders say the Yorks have been “dismayed” by reports the wedding is costing the taxpayer £2 million. Much has been made of the fact that the couple’s decision to have a carriage procession around Windsor – in the vein of Harry and Meghan’s May wedding – has added to the cost of the security bill. In a sign of Sarah Ferguson’s royal renaissance as mother of the princess bride, she is understood to have met her ex-husband and youngest daughter, 28, at the palace on Friday afternoon. “Fergie” has played a central role in the planning of the 11am ceremony at St George’s Chapel, which will be followed by a champagne reception hosted by the Queen at Windsor Castle and then evening celebrations at Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park, Prince Andrew’s private home, which he shares with his ex-wife. Show more There will then be a second, festival-themed event at Royal Lodge on Saturday. Altogether 850 guests are expected to join the festivities, including the Hollywood actor George Clooney and his wife Amal, a human rights lawyer.Mr Brooksbank works as the UK brand ambassador for Casamigos, the tequila company owned by Mr Clooney and his friend Rande Gerber, who is married to the supermodel Cindy Crawford. Theodora Williams, the daughter of Robbie Williams and his wife Adya Field is expected to be a bridesmaid along with Princess Charlotte, Maud Windsor, the daughter of Lord Freddie Windsor and actress Sophie Winkleman and Ines de Givenchy, the daughter of JP Morgan executive Olivier de Givenchy.Prince George is expected to be a page boy while Eugenie’s sister Princess Beatrice, 30, is widely tipped to be maid of honour. Princess Eugenie’s future mother-in-law has spoken of her excitement at her son marrying into the monarchy, less than a week before Windsor is once again swept up in royal wedding fever.Nicola Brooksbank, whose son Jack is marrying the Queen’s granddaughter in the historic royal town on Friday, laughed off the notion of any nerves ahead of the big day, saying: “We are all really excited about it.” It came as the Duke and Duchess of York joined the bride at a high level meeting at Buckingham Palace on Friday to thrash out the final details.Speaking exclusively to The Telegraph, Mrs Brooksbank said: “We are hugely looking forward to it and we are very much hoping the weather holds out. It’s been such lovely weather – we hope to have sunshine for Friday.” Asked if the happy couple were feeling nervous she added: “I don’t know about nerves. They are thrilled to bits. We cannot wait.”Jack is the eldest son of Nicola and George Brooksbank, an accountant and company director from Wandsworth, south west London. The couple split their time between London and France’s Bordeaux wine region where they own a three bedroom stone farmhouse with a swimming pool. Jack, 32, has a younger brother Thomas who is expected to act as his best man. A petition, organised by the anti-monarchy group Republic, urging the Government to commit no more money to the nuptials, has attracted more than 28,000 signatures. A source said: “No one knows where the £2 million figure has come from but the wedding is all being funded privately. Yes there is a security cost but that is because it is a major royal event involving all the senior members of the royal family including the Queen.”Princess Eugenie doesn’t have any bodyguards or personal protection. The carriage procession is going to be nothing like the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s – it’s a much more low key affair. They’re not even going up the Long Walk”.A friend of the Duchess said she was feeling nervous about being reunited with her former in-laws after being treated as somewhat of a royal outcast since she divorced Andrew in 1996. “She does have to take a deep breath before these occasions,” said the source. “She’s avoided major royal events in the past and it wasn’t easy for her to go to Harry and Meghan’s wedding.” read more

MT Melsungen and Michael Roth part ways after 8 years

Michael Roth is no longer coach of the ambitious German team MT Melsungen. Arrivals of names like Julius Kuhn, Tobbias Reichmann or Nebojsa Simic weren’t a step forward for the team from Kassel who are currently on the seventh place at DKB Bundesliga without real chances to battle for the placement at EHF Champions League or EHF Cup.After fourth place last season it was expected that Melsungen could go even higher in this year, but that didn’t happen.That forced Management of the club to give the roster another leader after eight years of Roth’s work, who overtook squad in October 2010.Until end of the season team will be lead by assistant Heiko Grimm. Michael RothMT Melsungen ← Previous Story Swiss team with two wins in Portugal Next Story → Women’s EHF CL 1/4 final: CSM Bucuresti and ZRK Vardar on the way to Budapest read more

Sunny Obama takes down toddler at White House Christmas event

first_imgTHERE’S EXCITED, AND then there’s this. Two-year-old Ashtyun Gardner was taken aback when the newest addition to the Obama family was a bit over-eager to greet her.Little Ashtyun lost her balance when meeting one of the White House dogs, Sunny, tripping over a nearby walker and tumbling to the floor. Michelle Obama was on hand to restrain the excitable pup, as the catering staff looked on in horror.The little girl was one of hundreds of military family children attending an arts-and-crafts event in the State Dining Room yesterday.Her tumble was caught in a series of photographs capturing the unfolding horror. Source: Charles Dharapak Source: Charles Dharapak Source: Charles Dharapak Source: Charles Dharapak Source: AP/Press Association ImagesBut there were no hard feelings, with Ashtyn later seen hugging Sunny who licked her apologetically. N’daw. Source: Charlie SpieringThe little girl from the Kelloggs ad got married this year>Grainne’s Gap is blocked on the Muff Road>last_img read more

613 WWE Results Terre Haute Indiana Cena vs Kane

first_img Now Playing Up Next 6/13 WWE Results: Terre Haute, Indiana* WWE Intercontinental Champion Ryback def. Bray Wyatt.* Jimmy Uso def. Bo Dallas.* Jack Swagger def. Bo Dallas.* The Bellas def. Naomi & Tamina.* Chris Jericho def. Luke Harper.* WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day def. The Miz & Adam Rose, The Ascension and Macho Mandow & Curtis Axel in a fatal four way tag team match.* Cesaro def. Erick Rowan.* WWE United States Champion John Cena def. Kane in a Steel Cage match.Source: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four OnlineRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE’s Bray Wyatt Cited In Car AccidentVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 53.43%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Erick Rowan Videos Articles WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel Google+ Videos Articles Bray Wyatt WhatsApp Two more WWE Superstars reportedly scheduled to appear at RAW Reunion show Facebook Twittercenter_img WWE stars join “Brawlhalla” as Epic Crossovers in SummerSlam game event Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap How To Win A Trip To Meet The Miz And Becky Lynch Now Playing Up Next Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE’s Bray Wyatt Cited In Car Accident Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Save the Date Things to do in January

first_imgDec. 31: Bring your toddlers and preschoolers to the free Noon Year’s Eve Dance Party beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. Let them get their wiggles out by counting down to noon! There will also be crafts to keep them occupied and snacks for everyone. www.camaslibrary.orgDec. 31-Jan 1: Ring in the new year starting at 8 p.m. at the Black & White New Year’s Eve Party at WareHouse ’23, 100 Columbia St., Vancouver. Enjoy a dinner and dessert buffet before dancing the night away to live music, ending with a champagne toast. The party ends in the wee hours of Jan. 1. Tickets are $30 to $125 for those ages 21 and older. www.tickettomato.comDec. 31-Jan. 1: Celebrate in style aboard the Portland Spirit New Year’s Eve Cruise, 10 p.m. to 12:15 a.m., boarding at 9:30 p.m. at the Salmon Street Springs Dock, 100 S.W. Naito Parkway, Portland. Dance the year away with jazz from The Bylines, enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast at your own private table, and take home a souvenir boarding photo. Tickets start at $99, plus a $5 landing fee. www.portlandspirit.comDec. 31-Jan. 1: Attend the 21-and-over Vancouver Elks New Year’s Eve Celebration in the ballroom at Vancouver Elks Lodge 823, 11605 S.E. McGillivray Blvd., Vancouver. Cocktails are at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m., catered by Crowded Kitchen Catering Company. VanPort Jazz starts playing at 7:30 p.m. There will be late-night appetizers, with dancing and celebrating until the new year begins at midnight. Tickets are $30 at www.elks823.org.Jan. 2 and 4: If your kids get restless during winter break, take them to see Free Winter Break Movies from 2 to 4 p.m. each day at the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. “The Incredibles 2” (PG) will be shown Jan. 2 and “Teen Titans GO! to the Movies” (PG) will be shown Jan. 4 in the upstairs meeting rooms, with free popcorn to munch on while you watch. Bring blankets and pillows for snuggling. www.camaslibrary.orglast_img read more

A motel site is now housing for homeless veterans

first_imgA motel site is now housing for homeless veterans Posted: May 1, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Sasha Foo Sasha Foo, May 1, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The first residents are moving into a new San Diego development for homeless veterans.Zephyr, a supportive housing project for 84 veterans was built on the site of what used to be a Motel 6 in Grantville, a neighborhood east of SDCCU Stadium.KUSI got a first look at the $27 million project a few weeks ahead of its formal grand opening on May 15.The developer, Affirmed Housing began construction in November, 2017 and was able to bring down the costs of construction by building on the bones of the old motel. Jimmy Silverwood, a vice president at Affirmed Housing said it was not easy obtaining permission to use the land and said the process is too time consuming and may be unnecessary.“We need to figure how we can take that piece out of the process so we can get these folks housed quicker,” Silverwood said.A second building on the property which was once a Denny’s restaurant has been remodeled as a community area for tenants to gather, watch television and socialize while also providing offices for a staff of caseworkers.Caseworker Glenn Porter who works with PATH, a homeless service provider said caseworkers are assigned to each resident, to arrange medical appointments, transportation, and help with other tasks that can keep the newly housed veteran from returning to life on the street.“The population that we serve, if we just take them and put them in an apartment and then just say ‘You’re housed,’ it would be a set-up for failure because they need a continuum of services which we offer,” Porter said.Having a safe and stable place to live is a brand new experience for the tenants, some of whom have been homeless for 10 to 20 years.KUSI’s Sasha Foo talked to some of the tenants who are already making themselves at home. last_img read more

State attorney Sunny Isles Beach shooter fired in selfdefense no charges

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office said the shooter whose gunfire killed an innocent man in Sunny Isles Beach will not face any charges due to the state’s Stand Your Ground law.It’s been determined that 43-year-old victim Mohamad Jradi was killed by a stray bullet that was fired in a self-defense shooting involving a rapper, Sunday.Investigators said it all began after gunfire broke out outside of the Trump International Beach Resort along Collins Avenue.Jradi, a Hertz Rent a Car employee, was sitting in a gray van in a parking lot near the business when he was hit by the stray bullet that traveled 1,000 feet.He was pronounced dead at the scene.Police are still looking for the driver of a black SUV.If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward. last_img read more

Chugiak High prepares to receive 600 new Gruening middle schoolers

first_imgLike all of the schools in the district, Chugiak took some damage during last week’s magnitude 7.0 earthquake. Chugiak assistant principal Allison Susel says that there are still a few areas in the school that need repairs.“We do have some zones that are red, restricted, which means we can’t enter,” Susel said. “Those are some locker rooms, some bathrooms and our auxiliary gym.”However, the damage to the school wasn’t so severe that classes couldn’t resume on time with the rest of the district. Gruening Middle School was not so lucky. On Wednesday, ASD Superintendent Deena Bishop announced that Gruening Middle School would be closed for the rest of the year due to damage taken from the quake.It was then announced that Gruening’s 600 students would be relocated to Chugiak.Anchorage School District spokeswoman Catherine Esary says moving that many students from one school to another in the middle of the school year is a rare occurrence in the Anchorage School District, possibly unprecedented. Chugiak already has a student population of around 1,000 students.“We do on occasion have water breaks, and maybe school would be out for a day, or for snow, particular schools may be offline for a short period of time,” Esary said. “Not in recent history have we taken whole schools offline, and certainly not for earthquake damage. This is a, we hope, once-in-a-decade kind of experience.”Chugiak’s Susel says that both schools will be working through the weekend to make sure the new students are accommodated. Gruening principal Bobby Jefts says that one of the first orders of business for those students will be reuniting with personal items they had to leave behind in their lockers and classrooms when they evacuated.“All this stuff is going to be boxed up, bagged up, shipped out to Chugiak, and we’ll figure out some way to redistribute it back to our students Tuesday, if not earlier,” Jefts said.Susel says that Chugiak is still working through making sue that every Gruening student will have a locker at the high school. She said, worst-case, some middle schoolers would have to share lockers.“The lockers at Chugiak are a lot bigger than at the middle school so it might be considered an upgrade,” Susel said.Susel says most incoming teachers will have their own room to teach in. In addition to vacant classroom at the high school, she says several non-teaching areas, like computer labs, have been converted into classrooms. Some middle and high school classes may be grouped together, particularly electives.“So, we’ll be sharing art spaces, their band class has their own space, orchestra — being part-time for both schools — we’re working on them sharing spaces and overlapping sometimes,” Susel said. “Which actually for us, just feels like we’ll be able to build a stronger program, collaborate in a way that helps the middle school students even be prepared for high school.”Another issue to address is student transportation. Susel says that Gruening buses will be rerouted to a back entrance of the school where the middle school administration will be housed. Additionally, students who regularly walk to school will be instructed to walk to Gruening’s parking lot, where buses will take them to Chugiak.Overall, Esary says if the transition is successful, it may serve as a model for future disaster response from the district.“We would hope that we would be able to share this with other people and say this is our experience and this worked for us and didn’t,” Esary said. “Maybe you can from it what would work in your situation.Chugiak High, along with the rest of the school district, will resume classes on Monday. The only exception is Gruening students, who will start at their new location the next day.last_img read more

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas get ready for summer wedding in France

first_imgSophie Turner and Joe Jonas have set everything up for their upcoming wedding. Right from a fabulous venue in France down to every small detail, Joe and Sophie have got all their wedding priorities set. And, not to mention, they’ve made sure lots of beer is stored up.Joe Jonas told Zach Sang Show: “I mean, we are getting married in France, so a lot of Coors Light is necessary.”  It turns out that they learnt about the dearth of beer at Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ wedding. This made them realise that their own wedding cannot have a beer problem.Nick added: “We learned a lesson from my wedding. Our friends drink a lot of beer, specifically, and we ran out of beer at the wedding, at my wedding, which was a big issue.” To this, even Kevin added: “It starts to get very dark very fast with hard alcohol instead. It’s just like ‘Oh, we’re doing this now? Okay.’ ” Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas in a still from SuckerInstagram”We got most of it figured out already. There’s parts of it that I think just naturally are stressful, but you just have to allow yourself to enjoy the fact that you’re doing this. It’s not really about all the little minor details, it’s going to be great and things are gonna go wrong, but I enjoy planning stuff,” Joe continued.Sophie did mention that she and Joe plan to keep their wedding an intimate affair to ensure that only their close friends and family members are in attendance. In her Harper’s Bazaar UK interview, Turner also revealed that she has asked her Game of Thrones sister Maisie Williams to be her maid of honour. Sophie Turner and Joe JonasInstagramAlthough a wedding date has not been confirmed by the couple, it looks like everything else is in place. Joe Jonas did reveal in The Late Late Show with James Corden that he and Sophie do plan to have a summer wedding.A summer wedding in France is going to be quite an extravagant affair! Sophie and Joe started dating in November 2016. It turns out that Joe took the help of mutual friends to slide into the Game of Thrones star’s Instagram direct messages and asked to meet. It has been three years since and you can already see where they stand now. Interestingly, Nick Jonas took the same step to approach Priyanka Chopra. He too had direct-messaged her on Twitter to get her attention, ahead of the Met Gala.last_img read more

Oil climbs from threemonth low as more oil workers strike in Norway

first_imgAn oil tanker is being loaded at Saudi Aramco’s Ras Tanura oil refinery and oil terminal in Saudi ArabiaREUTERS/Ahmed JadallahBrent crude prices rose from a three-month low on Tuesday after more oil workers went on strike in Norway, supporting a market that has been dominated by oversupply issues in recent days. Brent crude futures had climbed 28 cents, or 0.4 percent, to $72.12 a barrel by 0331 GMT. They fell 4.6 percent on Monday, at one point touching their lowest since mid-April.U.S. West Texas Intermediate futures were down 1 cent at $68.05. They fell 4.2 percent on Monday.An oil worker strike in Norway intensified on Monday when hundreds more walked out in a dispute over pay and pensions after employers failed to respond to union demands for a new offer.The strike, which began last Tuesday, has had a limited impact on Norway’s oil production so far, but some drillers warned of possible contract cancellations if the dispute goes on for a month or more.”The threat of further supply disruptions hasn’t totally evaporated,” ANZ said in a morning note, adding “production from Libya remains susceptible to further declines, despite its ports reopening”.While Libyan ports are reopening, output at the Sharara oilfield was expected to fall by at least 160,000 barrels per day (bpd) after two workers were abducted by an unknown group, the National Oil Corporation said on Saturday.On July 11, the NOC said four export terminals were being reopened after eastern factions handed over the ports, while a lengthy shutdown at the El Feel oilfield in the southwest also ended. Two days later, output at the nearby 300,000 bpd Sharara was slashed.U.S. oil output from seven major shale formations is expected to rise by 143,000 bpd to a record 7.47 million bpd in August, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said in a monthly report on Monday.Production is expected to climb in all seven formations, with the largest gain of 73,000 bpd seen in the Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico. All shale regions except for Appalachia are at a high, according to the data.last_img read more

From Amitabh to Aishwarya The Bachchan Family Then and Now

first_imgThere is no denying the fact that the Bachchans are one of the most renowned and respected families from the industry. While Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan are considered a power couple, Abhishek Bachchan and daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan form a force to be reckoned with. Despite all the ups and downs, the lows and the highs; the Bachchan family has managed to stand rock solid behind each other and keep giving us relationship goals. PinterestAmitabh BachchanDespite being 76 years of age, Big B, hasn’t slowed down a bit. The Shehenshah of Bollywood, continues to drag us all to the big screen every year with his fabulous performances. His last few releases – Badla, Pink, Thugs of Hindostan have been widely appreciated. Mr Bachchan would soon be seen in adventure thriller sci-fi fantasy film – Brahmastra along with Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. Apart from this, he would also be seen in Gulabo Sitabo in a unique, out-of-the-box role along with Ayushmann Khurrana. Jaya BachchanA brilliant actress and an active Parliamentarian, Jaya Bachchan, continues to dazzle us with her screen presence in whatever projects she now chooses. A woman who is known for her unabashedly honest behaviour and uninhibited attitude, Jaya Bachchan is considered one of the gems of this industry. PinterestAbhishek BachchanWith films like Guru, Dhoom, Yuva and the latest one being Manmarziyan; Abhishek Bachchan has created a niche for himself in the industry. Junior Bachchan, as he is fondly known as, has time and again given us performances which will forever remain etched in our memories. PinterestAishwarya Rai BachchanMiss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is not only one of the world’s most gorgeous woman but is also a beautiful soul. The diva, who is known for her acting brilliance and charismatic personality has been a powerhouse performer of Bollywood. PinterestShweta BachchanAn author, a columnist, a designer, a doting mother, a darling daughter, a loving wife; Shweta Bachchan has several feathers to her hat.Navya NaveliWhile every year we hear the speculations of Shweta Bachchan’s daughter, Navya Naveli, making her debut into showbiz; Shweta has clarified that Bollywood is not Navya’s calling.last_img read more

Mayor culpa Maxis is giving all SimCity buyers a free Origin game

first_imgIn an email sent out to Mayors (that is, people who bought SimCity) Maxis has issued the apology many people have been waiting for. Maxis — not Electronic Arts or a specific person at Maxis — wrote “We know we messed up and want to sincerely thank you for staying with us…” with that apology coming in the form of a free game available through the same Origin download service that is used to connect digital download and physical, disc-based copies of SimCity (2013).The timeline for the free games, the list of which was not posted in the original email, is strict so know this: Buyers must register their copy of SimCity before March 25th, 11:59 PM PST. They must then claim their free Origin game before March 30th at 11:59PM PST. Five days is more than enough time, but if you are going on vacation or you have avoided opening up your copy of SimCity prior to your big math test/LSAT/GMAT/deadline/etc. on March 26th, you should take a few minutes and get this done.The games that will be available for free for eligible Mayors are:Battlefield 3Bejeweled 3Dead Space 3Mass Effect 3Medal of Honor WarfighterNeed For Speed Most WantedPlants vs. ZombiesSimCity 4 Deluxe EditionAs players know, EA is not issuing refunds for SimCity, but this will help smooth things over with customers who feel injured by the botched release of the city simulator. Hopefully not too many people will choose SimCity 4 Delux Edition and just revert back to what is an excellent, though very much outdated game at this point. Its inclusion on this list is either a sign of Maxis being confident in their back catalog or just giving up entirely on a set of gamers, understanding that those people just aren’t going to warm up to the new, always-connected (kind of) SimCity.last_img read more

Minecraft Lands On Apple TV Today

first_img If you needed another place to play Minecraft, especially with the holidays rolling around, Apple TV has you covered. The sandbox building game is releasing across all regions as of today for $19.99, which is a pittance for the amount of time you can spend with the game creating your own crazy structures and getting into silly shenanigans.It was previously announced in October that the game would be making its debut on the Apple TV, but now it’s finally available. It will come with the complete version of the game, including seven different pieces of downloadable content, such as the City Folk, Town Folk, and Holiday 2015 releases that were previously available that include a staggering amount of skins and other augments.They’ll be up for grabs for a limited time, according to Apple, so you’ll want to go ahead and get them since there’s no reason not to. There’s a whole wide world of additional skins out there too, so chances are if you’ve got a favorite character or theme or something to that effect you can find it out there.Other than being all the way up to date with the game’s Ender Update that just rolled out, there’s nothing significantly different about this version of the game beyond the fact that it’s compatible with the Apple TV. But if you’re all about that streaming life there’s plenty you’ll be able to do while sitting on your couch and taking it all in from the comfort of your living room.Minecraft is still all the rage, of course, so you’ll be part of the cool crowd finally for a twenty. Great holiday purchase too, so you’re welcome. Gather the family around and get some building in for the holidays instead of sitting around your phones, at least. This way everyone can join in. Tom Holland’s ‘Uncharted’ Coming in 2020‘Minecraft Earth’ Is The Next ‘Pokemon Go’ Stay on targetlast_img read more

Solidarity in Charleston before church victims funerals

first_imgBells tolled across the city yesterday as thousands linked up on a towering bridge and a historic sanctuary reopened in displays of unity.Residents repeated messages of solidarity, love and even defiance of evil at the remembrances, hopeful their expressions would drown out the hate embodied in the slayings at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.Authorities say a white gunman was welcomed into a bible study last week at the historic black church before making racist remarks and shooting nine people to death. Also Read – Pro-Govt supporters rally as Hong Kong’s divisions deepen“Because the doors of Mother Emanuel are open on this Sunday, it sends a message to every demon in hell and on earth,” said the Rev Norvel Goff, who led the first Sunday service since the killings at the church known as “Mother Emanuel” because it is one of the oldest black congregations in the South.During the service, many stood some holding small children to shout their praises or raise their hands toward the church’s vaulted ceiling. For added security, police officers stood watch over worshippers. Also Read – Pak Army ‘fully prepared’ to face any challenge: Army spokesmanLater on Sunday, thousands of people gathered on either side of the city’s iconic Arthur Ravenel Jr Bridge and marched across in a showing of solidarity and healing. Underneath the more than three-kilometer span with towering cable supports, dozens of boats gathered and blew their air horns in support, while cars honked as they passed on the bridge.The bridge is named after a former state lawmaker and vocal supporter of the Confederate flag which represented the pro-slavery South during the American Civil War.   Obama in first prez podcast: US not cured of racism President Barack Obama says the United States has not overcome its history of racism and is using the N-word to make his case.In an interview, Obama weighed in on the debate over race and guns that has erupted after the arrest of a white man for the racially motivated shooting deaths of nine black church members in Charleston, South Carolina. “Racism, we are not cured of it,” Obama said. “And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say nigger in public. That’s not the measure of whether racism still exists or not. It’s not just a matter of overt discrimination.Societies don’t, overnight, completely erase everything that happened 200 to 300 years prior.” Obama’s remarks came during an interview out on Monday with comedian Marc Maron for his popular podcast, where crude language is often part of the discussion.last_img read more