New School for Bible Hill Replaces 60yearold Buildings

first_imgStudents and teachers in the Bible Hill area will benefit from a new state-of-the-art school for students in Primary to Grade 4. “We are proud to continue our strong support for education,” said Zach Churchill, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development. “This new school provides students with modern classrooms and will support them to achieve their goals.” The minister joined students, teachers and staff today, Nov. 14, to celebrate the official opening of the Bible Hill Consolidated School. More than 200 students are attending the school, which replaces the Bible Hill East Court Road and the Bible Hill Central Elementary, both more than 60 years old. Students will benefit from a learning centre and a sensory room for students with special needs. Government invested more than $14.5 million and worked closely with the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board and the community to build the school. Bible Hill Consolidated School is located at 103 Pictou Road, Bible Hill.last_img read more

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Soulpepper allegations spur boycott talk among actors patrons

first_imgTORONTO – Toronto’s renowned Soulpepper Theatre Company underwent a shakeup Thursday with several resignations and calls for a boycott in the wake of sexual assault and harassment allegations against founding artistic director Albert Schultz.Early Thursday, Soulpepper co-founders Ted Dykstra and Stuart Hughes and fellow artists Michelle Monteith and Rick Roberts said they were stepping down in solidarity with four actresses who have filed lawsuits against Schultz and the company.By Thursday evening, Schultz had also resigned and Alan Dilworth had been appointed acting artistic director.“While this has been a tremendously difficult chapter in Soulpepper’s history, today’s decision ensures the organization is able to move forward with confidence and remain a leading Canadian theatre company,” Soulpepper said in a statement.The four women allege the 54-year-old Schultz exposed himself at work, groped them, and otherwise sexually humiliated them. The allegations have not been proven in court and Schultz said in a statement Thursday that he would “continue to vigorously defend” himself, adding that he resigned “in the interest of the future of the company.”As the women discussed their allegations at a news conference in Toronto, others in the theatre world vowed to support them any way they could — starting with a boycott.“It’s the only effective way that we have to show our support for women coming forward. We have to put it in action,” said playwright Erika Reesor, who is based in Hamilton and co-facilitates the all-female playwriting initiative Feminista.“As an audience member, I won’t go see any shows produced by Soulpepper, and I don’t mean just until this court thing is resolved. It is my intention to put my money where my mouth is.“And as an artist, I won’t myself work with them and I won’t encourage other artists to work with them.”But Dr. Katherine Siminovitch, chairwoman of the board of the Siminovitch Prize in Theatre, countered that it would be a mistake to rush into a damaging boycott of the 20-year-old institution, which she called “probably one of the foremost theatre companies in the country.”“It’s given employment to hundreds of directors and actors and stage designers. It’s quite a brilliantly successful enterprise,” Siminovitch said, adding that Soulpepper’s board or directors “acted very quickly and I think they took the steps that were needed to deal with what is allegations right now.”Founded in 1998, Soulpepper is billed as Toronto’s largest not-for-profit theatre company and North America’s only year-round repertory company.For its 20th anniversary this past summer, Soulpepper staged its first season of work in the U.S. in an off-Broadway engagement. Productions included “Kim’s Convenience,” which was adapted into a hit CBC-TV comedy series.Soulpepper had also been working on a “national civic theatre” that would take its work to other communities in Canada.One of the four women who filed suit, Hannah Miller, acknowledged Thursday that she struggled with the prospect of Soulpepper’s reputation being damaged by her allegations.“The implication that we are ruining something is maybe the reason why it’s so hard (to speak out),” she said.Tatha Swann of Levitt LLP, one of the lawyers representing the four women suing Schultz, said she expects “there’s going to be a huge impact on (Soulpepper’s) production, and I think this is something that has to happen in order to send a message.”“What we hope to see is that (Schultz) is removed from his role and that Soulpepper does an internal cleaning, that they put in policies that have teeth and enforce them to make sure this doesn’t happen again,” Swann said at the morning press conference.Stephen Paskey, a theatre lover and law professor at the University of Buffalo, has seen several shows at Soulpepper in the last two years and also pledged to boycott the company as long as Schultz is on the payroll.“It’s wonderful, it is a fabulous resource not just for the city of Toronto but for everyone who visits,” he said prior to the announcement of Schultz’s resignation. “It really has been one of my favourite theatre companies.”Paskey called the allegations “incredibly disheartening and maddening,” noting he “believes that the women are being truthful about the incidents that they have described.”Reesor said she feels strongly about her boycott but doesn’t want to see Soulpepper go under. She wants an overhaul of the board.“I want Soulpepper to thrive again. We need companies like Soulpepper for artists in this country,” said Reesor, who is also hoping to see a regulating body created for the theatre world.Hughes also hopes Soulpepper will survive.“I would hope that the theatre returns to the ideals that are positive there and that the workplace becomes an environment where people can speak freely about their fears and concerns,” he said.“We hope that it continues in good health.”last_img read more

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Just for Laughs founder asks appeal court to toss class action lawsuit

first_imgMONTREAL — Just for Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon’s lawyer asked Quebec’s highest court Thursday to throw out a $10-million class action lawsuit claiming that the comedy impresario abused at least 20 women.Lawyer Raymond Doray argued against a 2018 Quebec Superior Court decision authorizing the lawsuit on allegations of harassment and sexual misconduct.Rozon denies the allegations by a group of women calling themselves “Les Courageuses,” which date between 1982 and 2016.The accusations have not been tested by the courts.In the Quebec Court of Appeal on Thursday, Doray argued that Superior Court Justice Donald Bisson was attempting to facilitate the denouncing of sexual assaults — a “commendable” goal but one that he said doesn’t fall within the criteria for a class action.Doray argued that while the class action was born in the wake of the #MeToo movement, the fact it’s a “collective movement” doesn’t justify a “collective action.”He argued that there were other avenues for lawsuits against Rozon, but a class action wasn’t one of them.Doray said there’s no common link between the allegations, nor the women bringing them.That means there is no way to look at them as a group and each case will have to be analyzed separately, and each woman will have to testify to her particular situation and lack of consent before a judge can conclude whether there is fault or not, he said.Actress Patricia Tulasne, who represents the group, is the only one publicly identified. The other women’s identities are protected by a publication ban.Bruce Johnston, one of the lawyers representing the women, called Bisson’s judgment “impeccable.”“Where is the error?” he asked the high court on Thursday.“There are few areas where class action are as useful,” Johnston said of sexual assault. “It’s often the difference between recourse and … no recourse.” The Court of Appeal will rule at a later date.Stephanie Marin, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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March Of Dimes Launches New Campaign To Fight Birth Defects And Premature

first_imgGive them tomorrow, a new nationwide campaign uniting the March Of Dimes, corporations, organizations, and individuals that launches today, seeks to generate awareness and funding to fight birth defects and premature birth, the #1 killer of babies in the United States.Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke Hernandez, a celebrity ambassador for the March of Dimes, is taking part in Give them tomorrow.“As a premature baby myself, my family faced many challenges in ensuring that I had a healthy start at life. There are so many obstacles for these babies and their families that each new day is a milestone,” Ally says. “I’m working with the March of Dimes to help make sure more babies have the chance of tomorrow.”Beginning this fall, Give them tomorrow will encourage supporters and consumers nationwide to take an action to help give a fighting chance for every baby, such as sending a message of hope to a family of a baby in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU), which the March of Dimes will hand-deliver; sharing your baby’s first milestones at #babysfirst with our social community; learning about prematurity research that saves babies’ lives; and engaging with the annual World Prematurity Day on November 17. The March of Dimes has set a goal to generate a minimum of 380,000 actions to save babies’ lives through the website, marchofdimes.org/tomorrow, to symbolize the number of babies born too soon in the U.S. each year.Premature birth (before 37 weeks of pregnancy) is the #1 killer of babies. Even babies born just a few weeks too soon can face serious health challenges and are at risk for lifelong disabilities including breathing problems, vision loss, cerebral palsy, and intellectual delays.In the United States, about 380,000 babies are born too soon each year – that’s 1 in 10. The premature birth rate in our country is higher than that in most other high-resource nations.The March of Dimes is setting the gold standard at our nationwide network of five Prematurity Research Centers, where about 200 of the brightest minds are collaborating to create major breakthroughs in prematurity. By working together, March of Dimes-funded scientists and researchers are finding answers to the unknown causes of premature birth.Give them tomorrow is supported by corporate partners who are committed to saving babies’ lives. Partners in 2016 include Mud Pie, Philips Avent, Famous Footwear, ALEX AND ANI, ALDI, Bon-Ton, and Anthem Foundation. More information about these partnerships and how to get involved can be found at www.marchofdimes.org/tomorrow.The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs.last_img read more

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Filipino workers speak out against Halifax businessman in immigration fraud case

first_imgHALIFAX — Emotional Filipino workers spoke out against a Halifax businessman at his sentencing hearing today, despite some continuing to fear retaliation for condemning the prominent community leader.  Hector Mantolino pleaded guilty in December 2017 to misrepresentation under provisions of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.The Crown is recommending a sentence of two years in prison, noting the need to deter “like-minded individuals” and to fully denounce the offences against temporary foreign workers.The case of immigration fraud appears to have divided the city’s Filipino community, with some expressing trepidation about speaking out.After meeting with Crown and defence lawyers in his chambers to discuss the issue, Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Glen McDougall told the court that victims have a statutory right to read their victim impact statements without fear of reprisals.Two workers say they were underpaid and mistreated for years but remained quiet for fear of being deported back to the Philippines.Meanwhile, a third worker says he was grateful to Mantolino for helping him come to Canada, and that given the opportunity he would work for the businessman again.The sentencing hearing resumes Jan. 25.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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GM union workers call on Trudeau for support at Montreal auto show

first_imgMONTREAL — Unifor’s Quebec director Renaud Gagne is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to follow in Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s footsteps by pledging support for General Motors workers faced with a looming plant closure.Some 300 Unifor members, including about 60 retirees from the now-demolished GM plant in Sainte-Therese, Que., showed their support for Oshawa GM workers on Friday, taking advantage of the Montreal Auto Show now underway.Demonstrators were visible throughout the exhibition. Many wore blue T-shirts with the slogan, “GM to sell here, build here,” and chanted the slogan, “Say-say-say-save GM,” both in French.The General Motors plant in Oshawa, Ont., is slated to shut down at the end of 2019, resulting in an expected 2,600 job losses at the factory.Gagne cited a union-commissioned study that forecasts that by 2025, the closure will have prompted 14,000 job losses in Ontario and 10,000 in the rest of Canada.Gagne noted that some 10,000 people work in the auto parts sector in Quebec.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Morocco and Spain Praise Their Security Cooperation

Rabat – Morocco and Spain praised on Tuesday the quality of bilateral technical and operational cooperation in security and national defense, citing as examples the numerous training sessions, visit exchanges and combined exercises held on a regular basis to upgrade interoperability of forces.In a joint statement published at the end of the joint meeting of the two countries’ ministers of interior and defense held in Rabat, the two countries underlined the progress covered since the signing of the defense cooperation agreement which helped further deepen the close collaboration in defense matters and improve the two countries’ capacities to face threats to security.To face security threats, the two countries said they are aware of the importance and the need to work together to develop their respective capacities in intelligence, cyber-security and training. Morocco and Spain also expressed “great satisfaction” of actions meant as a result of close cooperation between their security departments, and pledged to further reinforce their cooperation, mainly in air and sea-drug trafficking, noting that the establishment of joint actions and plans between Spain’s Guardia civile and Morocco’s gendarmerie royale is evidence to the existing exceptional cooperation.In the release, Morocco also praised the efficiency of measures taken by Spain to control drugs trafficking by light aircraft through the Strait of Gibraltar.On migration, the two delegations, comprising Morocco’s interior minister, Mohamed Hassad, Minister-delegate for national defense administration, M. Abdelatif Loudyi, and Minister-delegate, Cherki Drais, and Spain’s defense and interior ministers, respectively Pedro Morenes and Jorge Fernandez Diaz, also welcomed the good results of bilateral cooperation in this field and pledged to further consolidate it.They also agreed to work, both at the regional and multilateral levels, to actively contribute to control illegal migration flows, through an approach that combines security and humanitarian aspects and links migration to co-development.On this occasion, the Spanish delegation reiterated support to the new migration policy, adopted at the initiative of King Mohammed VI, and the consecutive issuance of legal documents to about 20,000 migrants, in addition to granting them access to education, jobs and basic social services.After reaffirming the preeminence of humanitarian aspects in migration issues management, officials of the two countries expressed concern over the recurrence of tragic incidents in the Mediterranean and deplored human losses.The two countries further underlined efforts made to ensure the success of the “transit 2015” operation, referring to Moroccan expats in Europe who cross Spain on their way to Morocco for the summer holidays, stressing that like previous years, the operation was a model of cooperation.In this context, Morocco acknowledged Spanish efforts to handle the increase of persons and vehicles traffic between the two countries.The meeting, part of regular meetings between officials of the two countries in charge of national defense and interior, was held in the presence of Morocco’s ambassador in Madrid, Mohamed Fadel Ben Yaich, and Spain’s ambassador in Morocco, Ricardo-Diez-Hochleitner. read more

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UN human rights experts urge Syria to end crackdown and carry out

15 April 2011A group of United Nations human rights experts today denounced the rising death toll and brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters, journalists and human rights defenders in Syria, and called on authorities to immediately halt the repression and engage in a meaningful dialogue on reforms. “Firing on peaceful crowds attending protests or funerals is by no means justified,” stressed Christof Heyns, Special Rapporteur on arbitrary executions, one of 10 independent experts joining the call on the Syrian Government to end the crackdown. Since the beginning of the protests calling for democracy, in mid-March, the violence has dramatically intensified, reportedly resulting in at least 200 deaths, the experts noted in a news release. Demonstrations are taking place across the country, in Deraa, Damascus, Aleppo, Latakia, Duma and Banias.“Live ammunition is being used outside the prescribed limits and in clear violation of international law. Firearms may only be used in self-defence or in the defence of others,” Mr. Heyns added. Citing reports that people are now taking up arms to retaliate against law enforcement officials, he warned that “this can easily escalate into widespread violence.” Juan Méndez, the Special Rapporteur on Torture, urged the Government to respect the physical and mental integrity of protesters, ensure justice and accountability for victims, and bring those responsible for violations to justice. Alarmed at the reported arrest of hundreds of protesters, El Hadji Malick Sow of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention called for the immediate release of all peaceful demonstrators who have been arbitrarily detained. The experts, who all report to the UN Human Rights Council, noted that the crackdown is continuing despite the Government’s promises of reforms and consultations to end the 48-year-old emergency rule.There were many underlying grievances that led to recent protests, including deep-seated corruption, injustice and discrimination, the lack of consultation, participation, and accountability, said the experts.Stressing that political reforms, accompanied by economic and social reforms, are “urgent and critical,” they urged the authorities to engage in a meaningful, inclusive and transparent dialogue to implement reforms. The protests in Syria are part of a broader pro-democracy movement across North Africa and the Middle East that began at the start of this year and has led to the downfall of long-standing regimes in Tunisia and Egypt. read more

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Brocks intramural program receives provincial recognition

Brock students with the University’s Canadian Intramural Recreation Association (CIRA) Outstanding Intramural Achievement Award banner The Ontario chapter of the Canadian Intramural Recreation Association (CIRA) has recognized Brock’s intramural program with an Outstanding Intramural Achievement Award.This is the sixth year the University’s program has brought home this accolade. The award, which has the motto “Fun, Active Participation for All,” recognizes student leadership opportunities provided within intramural programs in Ontario.“From officiating and timekeeping, to scheduling and supervising, more than 225 students are involved in the operation of our intramural programs,” says Karen McAllister-Kenny, director, Recreation Services. “A big congratulations to Megan Locker, our intramural co-ordinator, and all of the student staff involved in managing the program.”In 2013-14, Brock’s intramural program feature 3,025 games that involved nearly 850 teams and more than 6,500 participants. Intramural leagues run during fall, winter and spring semesters, and include a wide range of activities, from basketball, slow-pitch, badminton and soccer, to underwater hockey, broomball and inner tube water polo.This season’s highlights included the first Quidditch tournament and the cancellation of the first weekend of the annual snow football tournament – because there was too much snow! read more

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Week in Brussels – week ending Friday 14 August 2015

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Ohio State mens soccer team ready for battle with Stanford in Sweet

OSU junior forward Danny Jensen (9) controls the ball during a game against Rutgers on Nov. 13 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won 4-0. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorA victory over Dayton in penalty kicks earned the No. 9 seed Ohio State men’s soccer team a trip to the Sweet 16, where it will face eighth-seeded Stanford on Sunday at 8 p.m. in Stanford, California.“I’m excited. I think the guys are ready to get to a little bit nicer weather and play out in a different scenery,” senior midfielder Kyle Culbertson said. “I think we are definitely ready for the game. We watched a little bit of (Stanford) vs. Santa Clara and we’re excited for the matchup.”Despite their slow start to the 2015 regular season, the Scarlet and Gray managed to advance to the Sweet 16 for the fourth time in program history.“We’ve definitely stepped it up. The beginning of the year wasn’t desirable results by any means; we started 1-4,” Culbertson said. “But since then we’ve done really well to come together and put the effort out there and get some wins.”Just like the Buckeyes, Stanford has been tough to beat at home, collecting a 9-0-2 record at Cagan Stadium. However, the Buckeyes are aware of what needs to be done in order snap the Cardinal’s home record.“We should just stick to our identity,” senior goalkeeper Chris Froschauer said. “We need to defend really well for 90 minutes, not give up a goal, and hopefully we can counterattack well and get a goal or two and come out with a win.”The Buckeyes will have their work cut out for them, as they will be facing a team that is led by Pac-12 Player of the Year Jordan Morris, who has made five appearances with the U.S. Men’s National Team during the 2015 season.“He’s a great player; there’s no denying that,” senior midfielder and co-captain Zach Mason said about Morris. “We’ve seen him on TV doing great stuff with the national team and we watched him play the other night. He’s got all the tools so we just got to work to limit his impact on the game and play our game. We should be all right.”OSU coach John Bluem implied that Morris is not the one person on the team who the Buckeyes will need to stop, but rather the team as a whole because of its top-to-bottom talent.He said the Buckeyes are going to try to keep Stanford in front of them and play deeper than what is normally seen of the Scarlet and Gray.The Buckeyes know they are preparing to face one of the top teams in NCAA men’s soccer, but the Scarlet and Gray feel they are up for the challenge.“On Friday afternoon we’ll be over there and see the stadium and where we’re going to play and we’ll have a good training session and get the flight out of us,” Bluem said. “We’ll have another day Saturday and get used to the time change and we’ll train on the game field itself so we’ll be familiar with the surroundings and the field and how the ball runs on the field.”Cardinal territoryStanford advanced to the Sweet 16 after a 3-1 victory over Santa Clara on Sunday. The Cardinal improved to 15-2-2 overall, while Santa Clara ended its season with an 11-8-1 record.Junior forward Jordan Morris leads Stanford with eight goals and three assists, followed by sophomore forward Foster Langsdorf with six goals and two assists and sophomore midfielder Corey Baird with two goals and nine assists.Junior goalkeeper Andrew Epstein has played 1,758 minutes and has a goals-against average of 0.67 and a total of 46 saves on the season.What’s nextThe winner between OSU and Stanford will advance to the quarterfinals for a meeting with the winner of top-seeded Wake Forest and No. 16-seeded Indiana on either Dec. 4 or 5. read more

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IHF Super Globe begins on Monday in Doha

The new edition of the IHF Super Globe tournament begins in Doha on Monday, where eight teams from various continents will fight for the prestigious title of the best team on the planet. Three European sides, FC Barcelona, MKB MVM Veszprem and Fuchse Berlin are the biggest favorites to win the trophy alongside home team and tournament’s host Al Sadd Sports Club. There are also Tunisian African and Al Ahly from Egypt, Brazilian Taubate and Sydney University as well.7 September: Quarter-Finals  MKB-MVM Veszprém (HUN) – Esporte Clube Taubaté (BRA)   13Füchse Berlin (GER) – Club Africain (TUN)           15FC Barcelona (ESP) – Al-Ahly Sports Club (EGY) 17Al-Sadd (QAT) – Sydney Uni Handball Club (AUS) 198 September: Semi-finals9 September: Rest day10 September: Finals ← Previous Story Nikola Karabatic to miss VELUX EHF CL start! Next Story → FLYING DANES: SG Flensburg beat THW Kiel in the biggest handball derby! IHF Super Globe read more

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Mac OS X de plus en plus ciblé par les malwares

first_imgMac OS X de plus en plus ciblé par les malwaresEn 2011, Mac OS X a été la cible de nombreux malwares spécialement développés pour le système d’exploitation d’Apple. Une soixantaine de menaces ont été recensées l’année dernière et d’après les experts, elles devraient être au moins aussi nombreuses en 2012.Si Windows est toujours le système d’exploitation le plus visé par les malwares, les menaces ciblées contre Mac OS X sont en pleine croissance, affirme le cabinet de sécurité F-Secure. En 2011, quelque 58 menaces conçues pour s’attaquer à l’OS d’Apple ont été recensées. Parmi elles, 29 chevaux de Troie et une quinzaine de Backdoor (porte dérobée), un outil pirate qui crée une faille de sécurité permettant d’utiliser un ordinateur à distance.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Quelques Rogues, des logiciels malveillants se faisant passer pour des anti-virus, ont également été mis au jour. Au printemps dernier, Mac Defender, l’un de ces faux logiciels de sécurité, s’était ainsi attaqué à Mac OS X. Et si Apple a rapidement publié un correctif, celui-ci fut aussitôt contourné.D’après F-Secure, les utilisateurs de Mac OS X doivent s’attendre à être ciblés par au moins autant de malwares cette année. Si leur nombre est encore très faible et incomparable avec les menaces qui ciblent Windows, cette augmentation nuit sérieusement à l’image d’infaillibilité de l’OS d’Apple.Le 20 janvier 2012 à 09:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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This Time Its Kim Who Slips on Better Call Saul

first_img Jimmy’s Fall Is All About Chuck on Better Call SaulWe Knew Things Would Come to This on Better Call Saul Stay on target We’re nearly four seasons into Better Call Saul, and we’ve been asking the same question for almost as long. Is this the season where we see Jimmy McGill become Saul Goodman? He’s certainly made advances in that direction. He went further this season than he ever has before. The choices he made, the businesses he got involved in, Jimmy is looking more like Saul than he ever has before. It’s clear now that it won’t be some major event or loss that turns Jimmy into Saul. It’s going to be a series of smaller choices, like the ones we’ve seen so far this season. On their own, they wouldn’t be all that bad. Taken all together, it’s easy to see the person each choice turns Jimmy into. But his downfall may not be the one we’re watching this season. We might be watching Kim’s.We all assumed that the big tragedy of Better Call Saul would be how Jimmy pushes Kim away. That she’s the one thing keeping him in the neighborhood of decency. When he finally goes too far, she’ll leave and Jimmy will have nothing keeping him from the extra sketchy activities he gets up to in Breaking Bad. That still may happen, but Kim might have more to do with Jimmy’s transformation than we’ve given her credit for. She’s the one that came up with a better, not entirely legal, plan to get Huell out of prison. And as we’ve seen before, and again in this episode, she loves a good scam just as much as Jimmy.Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) and Mrs. Nguyen (Eileen Fogarty) Photo by Nicole Wilder/AMC/Sony Pictures TelevisionThe episode plays that card real close to its chest until the very end. The episode does everything it can to make you forget that this was all Kim’s idea. It starts with Jimmy about to get on a bus to Huell’s hometown in Louisiana. As he tries to say goodbye to Kim, she acts distant towards him. Like he’s an employee and they’re just doing a job together. The fun picks back up once Jimmy’s on the bus. He spends the first day of the trip writing letters and postcards by himself in the seat. He gets tired, his hand starts to cramp up and he has a perfect Slippin’ Jimmy idea. He gets his fellow passengers to write all the letters for him, paying him a small fee for each one. That way he gets some rest, and the letters look even more authentic. It’s so fun to watch him run this game, you almost forget that he didn’t come up with it.Meanwhile, Kim is using some shock and awe tactics on the assistant district attorney, bringing in her high-powered (and expensive) associates and filing requests for more time and additional discovery, which she knows will just make life harder for the ADA It’s all part of the con, of course. The ADA thinks she knows what Kim’s trying to pull, so she’s completely blindsided when the judge calls them both into his office. Here, we see why Jimmy had to go to Louisiana. He mailed every one of those letters and postcards to the judge. “It looks like Miracle on 34th Street in here!” Each one is claiming Huell to be the saint and hero of his hometown, and threatening to bring a bus full of supporters to a humble little court. All over a plainclothes cop getting hit with a sandwich.Judge Munsinger (Ethan Phillips), ADA Suzanne Ericsen (Julie Pearl) and Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) Photo by Nicole Wilder/AMC/Sony Pictures TelevisionIt gets even better too. As we’ve seen both Jimmy and Kim do before on this series, the key to pulling off a good scam is anticipating how your target will react. And Jimmy has that covered. He and Kim knew that the ADA wouldn’t just accept that a bunch of letters came in from some middle-of-nowhere town across the country. A select few of the letters had phone numbers on them. Enough to make it all look real. Like no one could possibly have the resources or time or willingness to fake all of this. Only Jimmy does, and that’s the difference. He’s even hired his old film student crew to sit in the back of the nail salon and answer phones in character. He even has each phone’s owner and backstory written on each one. It’s an amazing trick. The final piece of the puzzle though is a fake church website with photos of Huell fixing up the place and volunteering his time. It looks just amateur enough to be a real small town church website. And when the ADA calls the number listed on the site, Jimmy’s hammy fake southern accent is all it takes to wear her down.It’s all so fun to watch, and throughout the entire episode, the focus is on Jimmy. That, plus the whole part of the plan that uses his burner phones, makes it easy to forget that this is not Jimmy’s scam. While all this was going on, Kim has buried herself in the work to the point where she seems distant. Jimmy picks up on that and spends the episode thinking he irrevocably screwed up. That getting Kim involved in all this is the thing that breaks them up. Her responses are short, and she doesn’t even want to eat with Jimmy. Jimmy’s even sure that a nice dinner and profuse apologies won’t cut it anymore. And maybe at this point she is angry. Maybe she’s miffed that her boyfriend dragged her into a case she didn’t ask for, and for which she’s party to a whole host of crimes. But then she wins. Jimmy catches a small glimpse of her through the courtroom window. She smirks as the flustered ADA concedes everything. And the first thing she does once she and Jimmy are alone she pins him against the wall with a kiss. Yeah. She likes this.Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) and Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) Photo by Nicole Wilder/AMC/Sony Pictures TelevisionShe likes it more than her high-paying job representing Mesa Verde. She may like it more than the pro bono work she’s been doing. In a meeting with Mesa Verde, she finds herself in a conversation about whether it’s practical to push for a larger branch in a city where they had a hard time getting approved for their current design. And Kim realizes that doesn’t interest her. She doesn’t want to go to extreme lengths for people who want to build one bank design instead of another, dealing with questions of whether or not it makes sense. That’s the seductive allure of a con like the one she just pulled. It doesn’t have to make sense, and in fact it’s better if it doesn’t. The dreadful beauty of all this is that Jimmy is the one looking to go straight at the end. He’s checking out a truly dismal office when Kim randomly shows up outside. Thinking she’s mad about all the crimes they just committed, he promises they’re done. Everything’s on the up and up from here on out. All Kim says is, “Let’s do it again.” With that, Kim helps set Jimmy on the path to Saul.As a prequel to Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul is often an exercise in waiting for things to go horribly wrong. Nobody ends up where they are in that show because something good happened. There’s almost more dread in this show than in any horror movie out this fall. Such is the case with Mike Ehrmantraut and his crew of German builders. Things are starting to unravel down there, especially after he takes them out for that promised R&R. First, Kai starts getting handsy with the strippers, almost getting himself arrested. Mike has to pay off the bouncer to avoid getting the cops involved. Police might ask questions about what a bunch of German construction workers are doing in this area anyway. Then, he returns to the bar to find Werner discussing construction details with a bunch of strangers. He gives them both a talking to and assures Gus there’ll be no more problems. But that’s just because Mike knows how far behind schedule they are already. He doesn’t see any other way. Even if Gus would probably be willing, if absolutely necessary, to bring in another team and eat the delay if it meant better security. Still, he trusts Mike and Mike believes Werner had a “come to Jesus” moment. That’s going to blow up in Mike’s face real bad, and I’m dreading finding out how. At least we know he survives to be in Breaking Bad.Gustavo “Gus” Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) and Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) Photo by Nicole Wilder/AMC/Sony Pictures TelevisionNacho’s fate on the other hand, is a bigger question. He starts the episode on top, but we know there’s going to be a reason he isn’t in Breaking Bad. And right now, it doesn’t look like it’s because he gets out of the cartel and rides off with his dad into the sunset. During the eight-month time jump from last week’s episode, he’s been running the Salamanca end of the business, and doing very well for himself. He casually rips a dealer’s gauge out for shorting him before heading back to his big house where two junkie women are waiting for him. There is still a part of him that wants out, as he looks at his and his father’s I.D. cards he keeps in a safe. The idea that he can ever be the person his dad wants him to be feels impossible to him. Things get worse right at the end, too. Another Salamanca, Eduardo shows up at the Mexican restaurant to take things over. No matter what Nacho does, he can’t escape this family. And there’s that creeping dread again.With only two episodes left in the season, the story is really gearing up for the finale. Every character is in a precarious position, and it’s only a question of just how they will fall. Will Eduardo Salamanca be the death of Nacho? Will continued screw-ups at the construction site shake Gus’ faith in Mike’s abilities? The only person whose fate we can be absolutely sure of is Jimmy’s. We know he’s going to slip even further. The question is what Kim wants to do next and just how far it pushes Jimmy.Saul isn’t the only amazing show we cover. American Horror Story had an impressive premiere of Apocalypse. But there was a ton of great tv that hit the airwaves. And there is always MovieBob’s review to get caught up on. Be sure to follow all of Saul’s news here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Nationwide recall issued for infant ibuprofen sold at Walmart CVS Family Dollar

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. (WSVN) – Tris Pharma has voluntarily recalled three brands of infant ibuprofen, after finding the products may possibly contain higher concentrations of the drug than advertised.The products affected include 0.5-ounce bottles of Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension under the brand names Family Wellness, CVS Health and Equate.According to the company’s press release, infants who may be more susceptible to a higher potency level of the drug may be more vulnerable to permanent NSAID-associated renal injury.Other side effect may include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, or more rarely, diarrhea.The medications, used as a pain reliever/fever reducer, were distributed all over the U.S.For more information on the recall, click here. last_img read more

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35 crocodiles rescued in Vadodara since July 31 downpour

first_imgVADODARA: As many as 35 crocodiles have been rescued so far from various parts of the city ever since heavy rains battered the city and its surrounding areas over a fortnight ago, a forest official said on Friday. The city and its adjoining areas had received nearly 500 mm of rainfall in a day till August 1 morning, which had created a flood-like situation. Also Read – Artificial Intelligence, cloud computing, drones in focus of Modi govt for better e-governance Advertise With Us Water from the overflowing Vishwamitri river entered several localities in the city, bringing with it many crocodiles. According to the official, till August 8, around 22 crocodiles had been rescued. After that, at least 13 others were rescued from various parts of the city. “Apart from the forest department, volunteers of NGOs working in the field of wildlife and animal welfare, as well as teams of NDRF are involved in the task of safely capturing and rescuing crocodiles from parts of the city,” Vadodara range forest officer (RFO), Nidhi Dave, said. Also Read – Man held for slapping woman employee at Gurgaon toll plaza booth Advertise With Us “They had captured 22 crocodiles till August 8. After that they rescued another 13 crocodiles from different localities in the city, thereby taking the total number of crocodiles rescued to 35,” she added. The Vishwamitri flows through the middle of the city and joins the Dhadhar river, which passes through Vadodara district. It is believed the Vishwamitri and Dhadhar rivers are home to more than 250 crocodiles. Some of the areas from where the crocodiles were rescued include Kalali village on the outskirts of Vadodara, central jail compound premises, Fatehgunj, Sayajigunj, Rajmahal Road and Akota, the officials said.last_img read more

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6 reasons why you should buy a PlayStation TV

first_imgSony cut the price of the PlayStation TV through its store (though good luck getting it at the advertised $19.99; the Sony online store is closing on the 28). It hasn’t been a very popular device, and Sony’s done almost nothing to advertise it, but it really has a lot of appeal.It’s a great system for a few very specific types of gamers. Depending on your tastes, you might want to pick up a PS TV right now and enjoy a cultural and historical tour of video games that don’t quite fit in North America. Here are 6 things you can do with the PS TV to make it worth the paltry amount you can get it for.Play every Persona gamePersona 4 is one of the best JRPGs made in the last several years, and Persona 4: Golden for the PS Vita is the best version of that. You can play P4G on the PlayStation TV, either in card or downloaded form. That isn’t all, though. Thanks to downloadable PSP games and PSOne classics, you can also play Persona 3: Portable, the best version of Persona 3 (which got the Persona series on our radar in the first place). You can also play Persona and both Persona 2s (long, confusing story) on the PS TV. It’s the best way to catch up and get ready for Persona 5, even if you’ll need a PS3 or PS4 to play that one.Try weird Japanese stuffIf you want obscure Japanese RPGs, action games, puzzle games, and visual novels, the PlayStation TV is the platform for you. It’s a weeb’s affordable dream system. There’s Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX!!!!!, Akiba’s Trip (Undead and Undressed), Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines, Deception 4: Blood Ties, Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God, two Danganrompas, two Ateliers, two Senran Kaguras, three Hyperdimension Neptunias, and everyone’s favorite pigeon dating sim Hatoful Boyfriend. It’s the system to get if you want games that will make your friends think you’re weird as hell. Or Liam of the Super Best Friends.Dive into JRPG historyPersona and weird Japanese games aren’t the only ways to expand your cultural knowledge through the PlayStation TV. With PSOne Classics, you can play decades-old beloved role-playing games. Every Final Fantasy game through X is available through PSN, along with two versions of Final Fantasy Tactics. There’s also Chrono Cross and Chrono Trigger, Xenogears, Grandia, Arc the Lad, Wild Arms, Vagrant Story, and both Parasite Eve games (The 3rd Birthday doesn’t count, but it’s on there, too).Grind away with turn-based strategy gamesI already mentioned Final Fantasy Tactics (both the PSOne Classics original and the PSP War of the Lions version), but that’s just scraping the strategy surface. You can also play the enhanced Vita version of Disgaea 4, and the enhanced PSP versions of Disgaea 2 and 3, plus Phantom Brave, Jeanne d’Arc, and my personal genre favorite, Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together. And if you don’t mind your strategy weirder, there are games like Patapon and Puzzle Quest.Play classic action games (yes, non-RPGs)The PlayStation Vita isn’t just great for RPG fans who want to do some genre excavating. I’m talking shooters, hack-and-slahers, platformers, and platforming hack-and-slash shooters.  There’s Metal Slug (7 of them), Mega Man (6 of them), MediEvil (2 of them), Magician Lord, and Mr. Driller, and that’s just the M’s. You can also play Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Oddworld, and the first two God of War games (along with the PSP/Vita side games) on the PlayStation TV.Get salty with fighting gamesThe PlayStation TV has a surprisingly good library of fighting games, and while there’s no easy way to connect a stick to the system, you can still grab a gamepad and try your luck. Vita native games include Dead or Alive, BlazBlue, and Guilty Gear games, but you can still get down with classic Capcom and SNK fighters including multiple Street Fighter Alpha, Samurai Showdown, King of Fighters, Darkstalkers, and Tekken games, plus Final Fantasy Dissidia and, for party brawlers, the Power Stone Collection.last_img read more

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Sydney to host ATE 2013

first_imgNew South Wales’ capital city, Sydney has been selected to host Australia’s biggest tourism event next year, a decision that will help the local industry capitalise on the event’s business opportunities, according to Destination NSW chief executive Sandra Chipchase.Announced this morning, it will the second time in three years Sydney will host the event that is expected to run from 26 April to 2 May in 2013.”We are delighted to host the event in Sydney again next year and the Destination NSW team has already started preparations for the event to ensure international buyers and the world’s leading travel trade media can discover new and exciting experiences in Sydney and NSW,” Ms Chipchase said.“ATE is the largest international travel trade show of its kind in the southern hemisphere and we will be working hard to make the Sydney event in 2013 the best yet, casting a global spotlight on Sydney and NSW yet again.” Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

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Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact “We get to work and do what we’ve got to do, we look back at this game and it was just a game. It was something that motivated us to get back to where we needed to be and not let it happen to us again.” – / 27 Somewhere in the middle of the two extremes lies the truth. The Cardinals are not a great team, but they are a good one — perhaps even very good.They weren’t necessarily outplayed by the Rams — the Cardinals outgained St. Louis 447 yards to 328, had twice as many first downs (26 to 13), got at least one first down on every possession and possessed the ball for 33:13. The Cardinals lost, really, because they shot themselves in the foot for most of the game, turning the ball over three times, converting just two of 11 third-down chances and scoring a touchdown on just one of their five trips inside the red zone. Carson Palmer wasn’t particularly sharp, and the defense had just enough lapses to allow the Rams to burn them.Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said the game came down to his team just not making plays that were there for the making.“We didn’t get it done,” he said. “We just didn’t play well enough to get it done.”But did putting themselves in position to do so only to continually fall short make it even more frustrating?“Hell yeah,” the coach answered.If you’re looking for a silver lining in Sunday’s loss, that could be it. The Cardinals were not outclassed or out-talented. While it would be foolish to not give the Rams any credit as they made plays when they had to and did not make mistakes, it’s not unreasonable to see this loss as one due more to what the Cardinals did to themselves or didn’t do at all than anything else. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) walks off the field after an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. The Rams won 24-22. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Top Stories Some may view their issues as stemming from overconfidence leading into the game, but the Cardinals say that wasn’t at all the case.“No, no, we’re not that kind of group,” receiver Larry Fitzgerald said when asked if maybe the team needed to be humbled. “We’re a bunch of blue-collar guys, we come to work every day. We’re not one of those kinds of teams that needs to be humbled.“But it’s the NFL. I’ve been in it for a while, you’re always going to get served some humble pie. It’s just how it happens in this business. Personally, as a team, it just happens that way. The good teams are able to be resilient and bounce back from this type of loss. We’ve got two on the road so our mettle’s going to be tested the next couple weeks.”Indeed, the Cardinals were going to lose sooner or later, and while it was expected to be later, it counts as just one loss. And following it, the message has been about bouncing back.“I told the team at the end it’s how you respond,” defensive lineman Calais Campbell said. “You lose a game, it sucks, it happens in the NFL. You’re still 3-1 and we’re still sitting in a good situation, so if we go out there and respond and play football we’ll be OK, it’s as simple as that.” Comments   Share   center_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling So how do the Cardinals respond?As Fitzgerald noted, they will hit the road for a pair of road matchups, first with the Detroit Lions and then the Pittsburgh Steelers. There’s a good chance the Cardinals will be favored to win each game, meaning if they take care of business, they could be 5-1 by the time they return to Arizona for a Monday Night Football tilt with the Baltimore Ravens.That wouldn’t be a bad record at all. In fact, it’s one that most people probably would been more than happy with had they been asked before the season began.Should the Cardinals have won Sunday against the Rams and extended their record to 4-0? Probably, but for a variety of reasons, they did not do that. Whether they needed to refocus after a couple of cushy wins or not, their only concern is making sure this does not become a habit and something that snowballs into the rest of the season.“Just go back, watch the film, see what you did wrong, work on it this week and go get a win,” safety Rashad Johnson said. “I mean at the end of the day the season isn’t over. We’ve still got a lot of ball left to play. We’re 3-1, still on top of the NFC West, and the ball is in our court. We control our own destiny. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires GLENDALE, Ariz. — Last week, after the Arizona Cardinals destroyed the San Francisco 49ers 47-7, they were the talk of the NFL.After all, any team that can do that must be one of the best in the NFL, if not the best.This week, after that same Cardinals team fell to the St. Louis Rams 24-22, there’s no doubt some of the talk will be about how they were being overrated, that they had yet to face a competent team and upon finally doing so, lost. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

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