RCMP confirm photo on social media not suspects in Northern BC homicides

first_imgWINNIPEG, M.B. – The Manitoba RCMP have confirmed the photo floating around on social media of a man posing with a copy of the Winnipeg Sun, is not one of the suspects in three northern B.C. homicides.In a post on Facebook early Friday, the RCMP confirmed the photo that shows a man posing with the front page of Thursday’s Winnipeg Sun is not Kam McLeod or Bryer Schmegelsky.The RCMP also said they are still searching for the suspects and will release updates as they have concrete and confirmed information to share.  The post goes onto say, “We understand many people are experiencing fear & uncertainty over this incident but spreading online rumours doesn’t help.”RCMP have been searching near Gillam Manitoba since Monday for Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod.  There have been two confirmed sightings of the suspects near the community. The vehicle they had been driving was found near the community.last_img read more

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Mahinda hails Malaysian PM

“I have full confidence that the friendly relations between our two countries will continue to be strengthened and cooperation in the new field can be expanded,” he said.According to Malaysian media reports Najib’s Barisan Nasional won 133 seats in the 222-member parliament, well short of the two-thirds majority it lost in 2008. His office quoted President Rajapaksa as saying that Sri Lanka and Malaysia share a strong relationship based on mutual attraction and mutual respect continues to grow. Razak won elections held in Malaysia this week and was sworn in as Prime Minister after his re-election. President Mahinda Rajapaksa has hailed the re-appointment of Najib Razak as the Prime Minister of Malaysia.Rajapaksa said the appointment of Razak as Prime Minister is a testament to the confidence of the people’s leadership and his ability to lead the country towards achieving more glorious progress. Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim People’s Alliance won 89 seats, up seven from the 2008 election but still well short of unseating one of the world’s longest-serving governments. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Toyota sees quarterly profit sales rise lowers forecast

TOKYO — Toyota has reported a nearly 4% increase in fiscal first quarter profit on improved sales, but the Japanese automaker slightly lowered its full year forecasts because of unfavourable currency exchange rates.Toyota Motor Corp. reported Friday its April-June profit totalled 682.9 billion yen ($6.4 billion), up from 657.3 billion yen the same period last year.Quarterly sales rose 3.8% to 7.65 trillion yen ($71 billion).Consolidated vehicle sales for the period totalled 2.3 million, an increase of more than 67,000 vehicles from the previous year.By region, vehicle sales rose in Japan, the rest of Asia and Europe but fell in North America, according to the maker of the Prius hybrid, Corolla subcompact and Lexus luxury brand.The Associated Press read more

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Sandvine stock bounces near 52week high after Q4 profit revenue beat estimates

Sandvine stock bounces near 52-week high after Q4 profit, revenue beat estimates WATERLOO, Ont. – Sandvine Corp. (TSX:SVC) stock bounced close to a 52-week high Thursday after the tech company reported its fourth-quarter revenue jumped 31 per cent from a year earlier and it beat analyst profit and revenue estimates.The Waterloo, Ont.-based technology company, which reports in U.S. currency, had $27.5 million in revenue and $6.5 million, or 4.6 cents per share, of net income.That was up from $20.9 million in revenue and a $2.1-million loss in the year-earlier quarter.During the three-month period ended Nov. 30, Sandvine recorded a one-time reduction in operating expenses amounting to $3.8 million. The special item was related to funding for a project under Ontario’s Next Generation of Jobs Fund.Analysts had been looking for Sandvine to generate $23.4 million of revenue and essentially break even during the quarter.The company’s stock jumped as high as $1.87 after Toronto market opened, a penny short of the 52-week high set on May 2. The shares gave up some gains later but were still up 23 per cent, or 20 cents per share, at $1.75 at midday.The company’s technology is designed to help operate communications networks efficiently.“We are pleased with fourth quarter results as they demonstrate ongoing progress in revenue growth and profitability,” said Dave Caputo, Sandvine’s president and CEO.“Total revenue and wireless market revenue were at record levels, driven by large initial orders from two new Tier 1 customers and large expansion orders from major existing customers, which has been a key area of focus for us in 2012.”Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version reported incorrect figures for the year-earlier period. by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 10, 2013 12:36 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Using Gold To Turn Trees Into Street Lights

first_imgA group of scientists from Taiwan has discovered a way to potentially add more trees to the urban landscape while reducing the number of street lights. And the secret is gold. By injecting gold nanoparticles into the leaves of plants, the scientists were able to affect the chlorophyll inside the plant’s leaves, which resulted in a blue-violet fluorescence.The discovery was stumbled upon while doing research into an alternative light source to LEDs, which are both expensive and can feature toxic chemicals. Not only would luminescent trees eliminate both of those factors, they would also require no electricity and have the added benefit of increasing the number of trees and plant life around us. It’d be like bringing a touch of Avatar to the city.“In the future, bio-LED could be used to make roadside trees luminescent at night. This will save energy and absorb CO2 as the bio-LED luminescence will cause the chloroplast to conduct photosynthesis,” said Dr. Yen-Hsun Su in the interview with Chemistry World.Via Inhabitatlast_img read more

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Woodlands no on rezoning ends apartment plan

first_imgWOODLAND — Plans for a controversial apartment complex took a hit Monday night when Woodland city councilors voted against amending the 2016 comprehensive plan.The 2-plus-acre parcel, 1350 Glenwood St., Woodland, is owned by Corporate Financial Solutions, which planned to build a 76-apartment complex on the property. That plot is zoned for light industrial use, so to build the complex, the developer needed the city to rezone it to high-density residential. To do that, city councilors would have to amend the most recent comprehensive plan.City councilors voted against reopening the comprehensive plan 6-0, with Councilor Carol Rounds absent from the meeting. Councilor Ben Fredricks, who made the initial motion to deny the request, said the comprehensive plan is a “result of extensive discussion” and the burden is on the proponent to show why changing it justified.“The applicant has not met this burden,” he said.Councilor Dave Plaza said he was concerned about adding cars to the packed neighborhood, where “streets are already slammed with parking issues.”Steve Gibson, managing member with Corporate Financial Solutions, said the plan now is to sit back and figure out what can be put on that parcel instead. He said the company has some backup ideas but is still doing feasibility studies on some and didn’t want to list any specific ideas. Gibson said the company purchased the land specifically to build the apartment complex, and that it’s a bit on the smaller side to make a light industrial property as profitable.“That’s why the property sat forever,” he said. “It’s just so small. There are only a few things you can put there to make money. You can put in light industrial that would break even, but people don’t get into development to break even.”Gibson said Corporate Financial Solutions would also consider selling the land, if another preferable use isn’t found.In a presentation to the council, the plan called for 76 units ranging in size and price. Gibson said the apartments probably would have cost somewhere between $850 a month to $1,150 a month. A two-bedroom apartment would’ve been about 875 square feet, he said.last_img read more

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Deputyinvolved crash in Davie causes traffic backups

first_imgDAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – A three-vehicle crash involving a Broward Sheriff’s Office cruiser and two other cars shut down all westbound lanes of State Road 84.7Skyforce HD hovered above the scene of the accident, near Davie Road, as rescue crews responded and officers diverted traffic.According to BSO deputies, a black Chevy Camaro plowed into the back of a marked deputy’s cruiser that had stopped at a red light, just before 2 p.m. The cruiser then clipped another vehicle.According to Davie Fire Rescue, the driver of the Camaro was not injured. Skyforce HD captured the motorist retrieving belongings from the mangled vehicle.Officials said someone drove the deputy and the driver of the other car to University Medical Center with minor injuries.Authorities shut down all westbound lanes of State Road 84, causing traffic delays on the westbound exit ramp, off Interstate 595. The Camaro and the cruiser were removed from the scene, just before 6 p.m. The roadway was reopened later that evening.It remains unclear who was at fault in the crash. Authorities continue to investigate.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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YK Delta Residents How Will Donlin Gas Pipeline Benefit Us

first_imgCaribou grazing along the Transalaska Pipeline. (Photo Courtesy of DNR Alasksa Pipeline Coordinator’s Office)The State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources Pipeline Coordinator’s Office collected comments on a natural gas pipeline being proposed by Donlin Gold at Bethel’s Cultural Center Monday evening. It was the first state hearing on the pipeline that would run from Cook Inlet to the proposed Donlin Creek Mine site near Crooked Creek.Download AudioThe dozen or so people who showed up to the hearing, had more questions than comments, and many of them sounded something like Martin Nicolai’s from Kwethluk.“If Donlin builds the pipeline will it benefit the residents of Alaska or will it benefit only the Kuskokwim people or Calista? Donlin is going to be in operation for 30 years, and after that period ends what will happen to the pipeline? Will it still be there? Will it be dismantled? And if it’s still there will it benefit the Kuskokwim Valley and Yukon River villages?” said Nicolai.Many wanted to know how a natural gas pipeline could be leveraged to benefit their communities and ease the region’s high energy costs. Donlin is looking to build a natural gas pipeline spanning roughly 315 miles from Beluga, on Cook Inlet, to the proposed mine site about 120 miles upriver from Bethel near Crooked Creek.207 of those miles are over state land. The hearing was specifically to address the pipeline right of way on state land. Donlin officials say they can mine a million ounces of gold per year from an open pit mine at the site, but they’ll need cheap, reliable power, in this case natural gas, to run ore crushers, an oxygen plant, a mill and general operations including a camp of 600 people and possibly even heavy machinery that runs on natural gas.Small business owner Dan Leinberger says he’s supportive of a pipeline, but wants assurances that the state will look into a public-private partnership to bring a line to the lower Kuskokwim where more people live.“It’s nice that Donlin would be able to get relatively cheap power, but as the previous speaker said, what does it do really for the rest of us out here?” said Leinberger.Donlin, which is equally owned by Novagold Resources and Barrick Gold Corporation, anticipates more than 100 permits will be needed for the project and regulators are working on a 2000-page Environmental Impact Statement.Mark Springer, a member of the Bethel City Council, says anything that would bring lower-cost power to Bethel has a high potential public benefit.“The idea that we could have significant power generation capacity with an attendant distribution network is very exciting. Alternatively a pipeline downriver is very exciting, although I personally I believe it would be much less expensive to operate a high voltage DC network down this way. And as a common carrier, as basically a commercially operated pipeline, I don’t think that the life expectancy of it should be tied to the potential life of and demand from the Donlin Creek Mine,” said Springer.State officials say Donlin would only require up to half of the capacity of the line in gas and other groups, because of a common carrier status, could use the rest.Since several Donlin officials were there in person, the DNR representatives closed the formal public hearing and opened up the floor for a question and answer session.In answer to questions asked about the possibility of Donlin running a parallel diesel pipeline, Donlin Gold’s External Affairs Manager, Kurt Parkan, said:“One of the alternatives that’s being looked at is a parallel diesel pipeline. So that’s going to be fully vetted by the cooperating agencies, which include several tribes in the region who are participants in that process,” said Parkan.Comments will be taken back to the state’s Pipeline Coordinators office for review and be taken into account as the office drafts the commissioner’s analysis and a draft lease. Comments are being taken on the right of way until January 28th 2015.The Alaska DNR Pipeline Coordinator’s Office held hearings in Bethel and McGrath. A hearing takes place in Anchorage at the Loussac Library tonight (10/15) from 5:30-7:30pm. Hearings are also scheduled to take place in Tyonek the Tyonek Tribal Center Thursday (10/16) from 1-3pm and in Skwentna at the Skwentna Roadhouse on January 21st (1/21/15) from 11am-1pm.last_img read more

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BlackBerry Curve 9320 Launched for ₹15990 RIM Battle Toughens for Curve 9320

first_imgCanada’s Research in Motion (RIM) on Sunday unveiled the new BlackBerry Curve 9320 in India, and tagged the new smartphone at a cool 15,990 rupees.The new device comes packed with a host of exciting features for BlackBerry enthusiasts, including global 3G connectivity that comes amid slashed tariffs with rising popularity of lightning fast networks across the country. “The BlackBerry Curve series is extremely popular and successful in India. This new model is designed to make it easy for customers to be socially-connected, and we expect it will be especially popular in the youth segment,” RIM India Managing Director Sunil Dutt said, according to The Times of India.The new Curve 9320 is powered with 7.1 operating system coupled with a 800 MHz CPU and borrows the 2.44 inch 320 x 240 pixel resolution screen, full QWERTY keypad and touch-sensitive optical trackpad from its predecessor, the BlackBerry Curve 9220. Other features of the Curve 9320 include a, 3.2 megapixel camera, with geo-tagging options and image stabilization features, Wi-Fi connectivity, a dedicated BBM key and 512 MB of RAM that’s expandable to 32GB via a microSD card.The Curve 9220 has more or less the same specifications but features a lower resolution camera at 2 megapixel and excludes any camera options such as geo-tagging or image stabilization controls. Launched in April, the 9220 comes with a price tag of around 10,000 rupees.The new Curve also comes equipped with pre-installed Twitter and Facebook applications that are in line for the social centric. The device also sports a fairly decent Li-Ion 1450 mAh battery that boasts seven hours of talktime.last_img read more

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Why This Founder Says the Worst Advice He Ever Got Was to

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 12 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global March 16, 2017center_img Editor’s Note: Entrepreneur’s “20 Questions” series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday success strategies and advice for aspiring founders. This article is included in Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders.If you have ever had to tell your computer that you are not a robot and type a series of  words and numbers when you subscribe to an email newsletter, you’ve run into Luis von Ahn’s work. In 2000, with his mentor Manuel Blum, he invented CAPTCHA, or Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart. He built two companies on the technology, which he sold to Google in 2009.He was just about to turn 30, and he found himself at a career crossroads. “I was having sort of a quarterlife crisis, wondering what I am going to do with the rest of my life,” recalled von Ahn.So he set his sights on a new project and wanted to do something that he was passionate about. Having seen how a lack of education can impact opportunity and factor into economic disparity in his native Guatemala, and given his love for teaching as a computer science professor at his graduate alma mater, Carnegie Mellon University, education and learning seemed like a natural focus.Related: How Duolingo Mastered the Fickle Language of Startup Success“My views about education are very influenced by being from Guatemala. … The rich people can buy themselves the best education in the world, whereas the poor people rarely learn how to read and write, and because of that, they never make much money,” von Ahn says. “I wanted to do something that would give equal access to education to everybody.”His solution to bridge that gap was to remove the time constraints and costs often attached to gaining fluency in a new language.“There are over a billion people in the world learning a foreign language,” he says. “Then I asked, can we find a way for people to learn a foreign language for free?” That’s how his startup Duolingo got its start.Read This: Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership | Amazon | Barnes & Nobleith Duolingo, users can choose from 27 news languages from Spanish to Swedish, and learn through small, gamified lessons. Since the company’s launch in 2011, it has raised $83.3 million in funding, been awarded iPhone App of the Year in 2013 and was the Best of the Best for Android in 2013 and 2014. It is also the most downloaded app in the “Education” category on Android and iOS worldwide and the free app has garnered 150 million total users around the world, according to the company.We caught up with von Ahn to ask him 20 questions about what makes him tick.This interview is edited for clarity and brevity.1. How do you start your day?I wake up pretty early between five and six a.m. First thing I do is check my email and the second thing I do is check the Duolingo metrics from the day before, like revenue and active users. I don’t know if that is a good idea or not because my mood for the rest of the day is correlated to that. Then I work out for 16 minutes. I work out at maximum speed for 16 minutes, it is a time saving device. The working out really wakes me up and gives me a lot of energy; I feel pretty refreshed after that.2. How do you end your day?That varies depending on what I did during the day. Sometimes I just get back from a late dinner and go to bed immediately. If I have time, I try to wrap everything up before the next day, so I don’t have anything that carries over. That’s rare, but when I am able to do that, that makes me feel a lot better. If I can start the next day with nothing immediate carrying over, that really helps me.3. What’s a book that changed your mind?The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman. Before I read that book I didn’t pay a lot of attention to design. That book makes it clear when you don’t understand something it is because it is poorly designed, not because you aren’t smart. Since then, I’m obsessed with how products are designed.4. What’s a book you always recommend?I recently read High Output Management by Andy Grove. There are a lot of books written about how to be a better CEO by people who aren’t CEOs. He was CEO of Intel for more than 30 years. It’s a how-to book about how to be a manger. It’s so well thought out; it’s about exactly the problems people have. For example, if you are doing a performance review, give people what you want to talk about in writing before, during and after your meeting.5. What’s a strategy to keep focused?I try to break everything into small tasks. I’m not good at doing things that take months, but I am good at doing things that take a half an hour. I break things down into 15-, 30-minute pieces.Related: 8 Ways to Develop Long-Term Focus and Achieve Success6. When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?At first my mother was very concerned, because I wanted to be a fire truck, not a firefighter. Then I wanted to be a policeman, a doctor, an astronomer and then I settled on professor, which I ended up being for the first part of my career. I think a lot of it had to do with TV. I watched TV shows with policeman, and it seemed cool. I was a big fan of the show ER, and I thought that’s what I want to be.7. What did you learn from the worst boss you ever had?I don’t think I’ve really had a boss. When I started leading a team I would micromanage everything they were doing, because I wanted it just so. Over time I have learned to bite my tongue in meetings, and I should only speak up if I feel extremely strongly about something. People who report to me have gotten better at their jobs, because they have more responsibility and learn from their mistakes.8. Who has influenced you most when it comes to how you approach your work?I got a Ph.D in computer science, and I had an awesome advisor, Manuel Blum. He won the Turing Award, which is basically the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for computer science. I learned so much from this guy; he was just so humble and thought about everything so deeply.I spend most of my weekends thinking about things that other people might not think much about, but I think about them over and over again. It’s kind of obsessive, but from that, a lot of good stuff really comes out.9. What’s a trip that changed you?I grew up in Guatemala. The first time I came to the U.S. really changed me. The first thing I thought was, this is where I want to live. I know a lot of countries are more orderly, but at the time, Guatemala was extremely chaotic. Everything in the U.S. was so orderly. People stood in line and used turn signals. That such a society could exist was amazing. For many people that’s not surprising, but for me that was surprising.10. What inspires you?That has changed over time. At first what inspired me was to work on hard technological problems. I didn’t particularly care about the impact, I just wanted to solve difficult problems. Now, the main thing that inspires me is the impact something can have. With Duolingo, what inspires me is our mission: trying to give people language education.Related: How to Define and Implement a Social Mission for Your Business11. What was your first business idea and what did you do with it?I actually had what I thought was a pretty serious business idea when I was about 12. I also thought I was the first person to have this idea, and I thought it was a great idea. Neither of those were true. The idea was to see if you could generate electricity through motion.I thought this would allow us to make gyms for free. Connect the exercise equipment to the power grid. Anyone who is exercising would be generating electricity, and I would be able to sell that electricity to the power company. Therefore I don’t have to charge anyone to come exercise. My gym would be free and everybody else’s gym would be expensive, so I would be able to take over the gym world.It turns out this a pretty common bad idea. The reason it doesn’t work is because humans are pretty crappy at generating electricity. The amount of electricity you could generate this way is worth nothing. There is an even bigger problem. Gyms make their money from people who don’t show up, and for this idea you need people to show up.12. What was an early job that taught you something important or useful that you still use today?I started this company called reCAPTCHA. It was acquired by Google and spent some time at Google after the acquisition. I didn’t know it at the time, but it was extremely impactful. I really learned how a well-run company operates. By just being there I was able to see how they did things, and I applied a lot of it to Duolingo.13. What’s the best advice you ever took?I was complaining that I didn’t want to give a talk that I had promised to do. They said to me, with things like talks, you usually get asked to do them a year in advance. The advice was, if you are ever invited to do something six months or more in advance, ask yourself if you would want to do this if it was next week. If it’s no, you should just decline.14. What’s the worst piece of advice you ever got?I don’t know if it’s bad universally, or if it was just bad for me. When you’re building a product, typical advice is listen to what your users are saying. I have found that is terrible advice for Duolingo. The spirit of the advice is good, but a lot of times, there is a problem that arises. If the feedback channels are such that that only a few users get to talk to you, you are only hearing the loudest ones, not all of them, and that is where it breaks down.  We have a forum on our website where people can talk about language, but they often ask about features. I have found that listening to people in the forums is a terrible idea. For example, we redesigned the website a few years ago,and people in the forum were saying how terrible it was. Hundreds of posts about how this was the worst decision we had ever made. All the while we were looking at the metrics for the new website, and they were significantly better.If you are just listening to the people who reach out to you, than that is a biased sample of people who are a loud minority. Of course that is not always the case, but unless you know what you are doing, you should watch out for that bias.15. What’s a productivity tip you swear by?I like my exercise routine, because it’s time efficient. I just run like crazy for 15 or 16 minutes. I feel dead afterwards, but at least it saves me time.Related: How Exercising Daily Has Made Me a Better Entrepreneur16. Is there an app or tool you use to get things done or stay on track?I use Slack a lot. It helps me easily communicate with the Duolingo team and keep track of what the team is working on day to day.17. What does work-life balance mean to you?I don’t understand the meaning of that. I don’t burn out because my work is my hobby. I do this because it’s what I love to do. That’s not a big issue for me.18. How do you prevent burnout?I guess I am a workaholic, but I have learned to cap the number of hours a day that I spend working. My biggest strategy is no matter what I am doing, at around 8:00 pm I stop working.19. When you’re faced with a creativity block, what’s your strategy to get innovating?This happens often and I have learned over time is to just let time pass. Do something else — that really helps.20. What are you learning now?It is kind of a shameless plug, but I’m actually learning Portuguese on Duolingo. It’s close to Spanish, and I’m a native Spanish speaker. I’m actually very bad at learning languages, which is pretty funny, but this one I’m actually making some progress. Register Now »last_img read more

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WOW air announces second new destination in 7 days Brussels

first_img Share WOW air announces second new destination in 7 days: Brussels Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — Just last week, WOW air, Iceland’s only ultra-low coast airline, announced that its newest European destination for Canadian travellers would be Cork, Ireland. And now, a few days later, the airline has announced that tickets are on sale for Brussels, starting at $199.99, including taxes.“We’re pleased to offer Canadians access to the capital of Europe at a fantastic price,” said Skúli Mogensen, founder and CEO of WOW air. “Brussels is a great city – multicultural and multilingual – with a lot to offer. Everyone will feel right at home.”Flights are available from Montreal and Toronto. Brussels is just one of the European capitals that the airline connects with Canada via a short stopover in Iceland. WOW air’s capacity will more than double in 2016 to over 1.8 million, up from approximately 840,000 in 2015.The airline services 31 destinations across Europe and North America including Dublin, London, Paris, Berlin, and Copenhagen, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, Boston, Montreal and Toronto.center_img Tags: Brussels, Ireland, WOW air Travelweek Group Thursday, November 3, 2016 last_img read more

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Puerto Rico OneLink Communications to be sold

first_img Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Before the deal, OneLink served more than 347,000 homes and about 262,500 individual service subscribers. LGI anticipates serving 700,000 homes and 480,000 individual service subscribers after the merger is completed.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Top Stories 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishescenter_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk 5 treatments for adult scoliosis SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – Colorado-based cable company Liberty Global Inc. says subsidiary LGI Broadband Operations and a private investment firm will buy OneLink Communications in Puerto Rico for $585 million to create the island’s largest cable operator.Liberty Global Inc. announced Tuesday that LGI will own 60 percent of the new company and the investment firm Searchlight Capital Partners will own the other 40 percent. Together, they will provide cable services to about 70 percent of homes in the U.S. territory.last_img read more

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Actress Rose Marie of Dick Van Dyke Show fame di

first_imgActress Rose Marie of ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ fame dies at 94 by Lynn Elber, The Associated Press Posted Dec 28, 2017 5:03 pm PDT Last Updated Dec 29, 2017 at 6:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Rose Marie chafed at being a supporting player in the shadow of Mary Tyler Moore’s fetching suburban housewife on “The Dick Van Dyke Show.”But it was as feisty comedy writer Sally Rogers that Marie stretched the narrow confines of how women were portrayed on TV in the mid-20th century. Sally was an independent single woman who handled her job as adroitly as her male colleagues and who dated but refused to pine away for romance.Rose Marie, who died Thursday at 94, was proud to have created a woman defined by her work, a rare sitcom character at the time who wasn’t “a wife, mother, or housekeeper,” she tweeted in 2017.It represented one milestone in an extraordinary acting and singing career that started when she was a toddler, stretched over nearly a century and included success in theatre, radio, nightclubs, movies and TV.“There’s never been a more engaging & multi-talented performer …. & always had audiences clamouring for more!!” Carl Reiner, creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” posted Thursday on Twitter.Rose Marie had been resting in bed at her Los Angeles-area home when a caretaker found she had stopped breathing, said family spokesman Harlan Boll. The cause of death wasn’t immediately disclosed.“Heaven just got a whole lot funnier” read the tribute posted atop a photo of Rose Marie on her website.The subject of the 2017 documentary “Wait for Your Laugh,” Rose Marie often claimed she had the longest career in entertainment history. It spanned some 90 years, with co-stars ranging from W.C. Fields (in the 1933 movie “International House”) to Garfield the cat.The highlight for many was “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” the 1961-66 sitcom widely loved for its sophisticated writing, inspired casting and insightful view of the inner workings of the then-new medium of television. Van Dyke starred as Rob Petrie, head writer for a hit comedy-variety show and Moore, in her first major role, played his wife Laura.The blonde, raspy-voiced Rose Marie teamed with her pal Morey Amsterdam as assistant writers.“The Dick Van Dyke Show” not only was an ideal vehicle for Rose Marie’s comic gifts, but was a showcase for her singing, with Sally belting out “Come Rain or Come Shine” and other old favourites during nightclub and party scenes.The actress had conflicts with Reiner, resenting that Moore was given more prominence than her on the show. Reiner, speaking in “Wait for Your Laugh,” bluntly pushed back. “I used real strong language,” he recalled. “I said, ‘You both have beautiful legs. They wanna look at her legs.’”Nominated three times for Emmys, Rose Marie had yet to turn 40 when she joined the Van Dyke cast, but had been an entertainer for more than 30 years.She was born Rose Marie Mazetta of Italian-Polish parentage in New York City on Aug. 15, 1923. When she was 3, her mother entered her in an amateur talent contest in Atlantic City as Baby Rose Marie.“My mother was terrified,” she recalled in a 1992 interview with The Associated Press. “But I went out and sang ‘What Can I Say, Dear, After I Say I’m Sorry?’ and won the contest.”She began singing on radio and was a hit on “The Rudy Vallee Hour.” NBC gave her a seven-year contract and her own show, 15 minutes on Sunday. Her powerful voice gave rise to rumours.“Stories went around that I was really a 45-year-old midget,” she remarked in 1992. “So they sent me on a year-round personal appearance tour of theatres across the country to prove that I was a child.”Rose Marie sang in a series of movie shorts including “Baby Rose Marie, the Child Wonder” in 1929 and appeared on most of the vaudeville circuits until vaudeville’s demise. Among her friends was one of the country’s most notorious gangsters.“My father worked as an arsonist for Al Capone,” Rose Marie told People magazine in 2016. “He used to burn down your warehouse if things weren’t going the right way, but I didn’t know that at the time. I was a child star and to me Al was my ‘Uncle Al,’ my mother used to cook for all these guys.”In 1946 she married Bobby Guy, a trumpeter in Kay Kyser’s band and later on top NBC radio shows in Hollywood. They had a daughter, Georgiana. Guy was just 48 when he died suddenly of a blood infection in 1964 — a loss so devastating Rose Marie wore black for a year and hesitated to take on work beyond “The Dick Van Dyke Show.”One of her first outside performances was on “The Dean Martin Show,” when she performed the melancholy ballad “Little Girl Blue.”“Then Dean sang ‘(Smile),’ to me and I couldn’t help it, the tears began pouring down,” she recalled in her memoir “Hold the Roses,” published in 2003. “Then Dean kissed me and held me in his arms. It was quite a memorable moment.”As Rose Marie (she never used a last name professionally), she enjoyed new fame on TV. Her surefire timing made her ideal casting as a supporting player and she appeared on “The Doris Day Show,” as the irreverent secretary to the star, and as Frank Fontana’s mother on “Murphy Brown.” For years she was a regular on the “Hollywood Squares” quiz show.She joined with Rosemary Clooney, Helen O’Connell and Margaret Whiting in the late 1970s to tour in a hit nightclub act titled “4 Girls 4.”Rose Marie starred in the Broadway musical “Top Banana” with Phil Silvers, but her experience on the 1954 film version resonated decades later in the aftermath of the multiple allegations of sexual harassment against Harvey Weinstein.A producer suggested that she would get more screen time if she had sex with him.“And in front of everybody, I go, ‘You couldn’t get it up if a flag went by,’” Rose Marie, interviewed for “Wait for Your Laugh,” recalled saying. “Which didn’t sit too well with him. All my numbers were cut in the picture.”She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2001. In 2017, she extended her reach to social media, her Twitter feed quickly attracting more than 100,000 followers.“I was asked what I wanted my legacy to be,” she wrote in one tweet. “My answer, ‘That I was good at my job & loved every minute of it.’ I wish that for everyone.”Rose Marie is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Steven Rodrigues._____AP national writer Hillel Italie and the late entertainment writer Bob Thomas contributed to this report.last_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted May 17, 2019 2:12 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email This combination of photos shows musicians, from left, Brian McKnight at the Wal-Mart shareholder meeting in Fayetteville, Ark., on June 5, 2015 and Ne-Yo at the 2017 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day in Beverly Hills, Calif. on March 20, 2017. A New Jersey man who served as business manager for Ne-Yo has been sentenced in Ohio to more than seven years in prison for defrauding the R&B singer in a sports beverage scheme. Kevin Foster was convicted last year on 16 counts including wire fraud, money laundering and tax charges. He also defrauded McKnight by withdrawing money from his account without authorization. (AP Photo) Business manager sentenced for defrauding Ne-Yo, McKnight NEWARK, N.J. — A New Jersey man who served as business manager for Ne-Yo has been sentenced in Ohio to more than seven years in prison for defrauding the R&B singer in a sports beverage scheme.Kevin Foster was convicted last year on 16 counts including wire fraud, money laundering and tax charges.Prosecutors say the Montclair, New Jersey, resident convinced Ne-Yo, whose real name is Shaffer Smith, to invest $2 million in a company called OXYWater, and then invested an additional $1.5 million of Smith’s money without his consent.He also defrauded singer Brian McKnight by withdrawing money from his account without authorization.Prosecutors contend Foster spent the money on a personal driver, expensive suits and jewelry, season tickets to the New York Giants and New York Knicks, and Super Bowl tickets.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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first_imgBy Stelios OrphanidesBank of Cyprus said that its share will commence trading a total of 8,904,425,940 of its outstanding shares on the Cyprus Stock Exchange and Athens Exchange from Tuesday at a starting price of 0.24 euros per share for both exchanges, for the first time since being delisted in March 2013. You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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first_imgAn eight-year-old Syrian boy living in Paphos returned to Cyprus on Thursday with his father, after undergoing a life-saving operation for a brain tumour in Germany.Ahmed Al Shiko was rushed to Germany in January, accompanied by his father Abdo, after doctors at Makarios hospital decided he needed to be transferred for specialised surgery. He had been at Makarios hospital for around two weeks and undergone an operation there, but it wasn’t successful.Ahmed was kept in an induced coma for some time, following his operation in Germany, and will now complete his treatment in Cyprus, according to refugee group volunteer, Rehab Al Habrat.She volunteers with both the United Nations High Commission for Refugees and Caritas, a charity working with refugees.“His mother told me that she is so excited to see Ahmed as she hasn’t seen him for months and she is grateful for all of the help that everyone has given,” Al Habrat told the Cyprus Mail on Thursday.Although the state paid for the child’s medical treatment, the cost of the father’s flights to and from Germany, food and accommodation were not covered.Following an appeal for the family, Caritas, One Dream, One Wish Foundation – the Cyprus association for children with cancer and related diseases and members of the public donated funds and nappies and baby milk to the family, which has been a tremendous help, the volunteer said.Some of the money was sent to Abdo, the child’s father, who had to stay in Germany with his son and helped to cover the cost of his accommodation and food.In the meantime, Ahmed’s mother remained in Paphos with the couple’s younger children, a four-year-old girl and a son who is under a year old.Caritas paid the family’s rent for six months and handed over funds to enable them to purchase much-needed furniture and pay essential bills, such as electricity.“They had been living in terrible conditions, but after pressure the landlord is now fixing things like the toilet, sink and other things that need to be done,” she said.Ahmed will spend just two days at home with his mother before he starts further treatment here in Cyprus that includes chemotherapy and physiotherapy.“He is not able to walk yet and his speech is still affected.”The family arrived in Cyprus around ten months ago, fleeing Aleppo in Syria and claimed asylum. It took a considerable amount of time for them to receive their first financial assistance from the Cyprus government.Although they now have financial assistance, they are still in need of nappies and powdered baby milk.You May LikeMarie Claire | Hanacure4 Stars Who Tried The “Benjamin Button” Facial All Over Your Social FeedsMarie Claire | HanacureUndoSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Will Take Your Breath Away. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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