Peter Jackson Becomes The Walking Dead For Charity

first_imgIn the event of a natural disaster or even a zombie apocalypse, it’s the existing blood supply that will help save lives. That’s why AMC and the American Red Cross have joined forces to raise awareness about the constant need for blood.Peter Jackson as a Zombie for Red CrossFrom now through October 22, “The American Red Cross Zombie Blood Drive” campaign will urge everyone to use their brains and give blood through the Red Cross. Special effects make-up guru Greg Nicotero from AMC’s “The Walking Dead” has zombie-fied some Hollywood stars who are supporting the campaign, including Peter Jackson, The Black Keys, Joel Madden, Mena Suvari, EXTRA’s Maria Menounos, Jimmy Smits, Laird Hamilton, NASCAR’s Kurt Busch, Aisha Tyler, Elisabeth Rohm and Whitney Port.The zombie-fied celebrity photos can be seen in a custom Public “Zombie” Announcement (“PZA”) on AMC and online at the network’s dedicated campaign micro-site, www.amcgiveblood.com. AMC is also organizing a special sweepstakes to thank those who support blood donation through the Red Cross. The grand prize is a visit to the set of “The Walking Dead” in Atlanta, Georgia. Details are available at www.amcgiveblood.com.Donate Blood – Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) for more information or to schedule a blood donation appointment. All blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 in some states with completed parental consent form). Certain height and weight restrictions apply to donors 18 and younger.Watch “The Walking Dead” on AMC – AMC’s “The Walking Dead” returns for its third season Sunday, October 14 at 9 p.m. Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, “The Walking Dead” tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors who travel in search of a safe and secure home.Source:Red Crosslast_img read more

Reality Stars To Give Kids The World

first_imgFor the sixth year in a row, a long list of television reality stars will be joining the Hearts of Reality event taking place in Celebration, Florida from Thursday, July 31 to Sunday, August 3.More than 140 reality stars from the hit shows “Amazing Race,” “Survivor,” “Big Brother,” “The Apprentice” and many more, will help make dreams come true for children with life-threatening illnesses by using their celebrity to secure donations for Give Kids The World (GKTW). During this four-day event, guests will feel like a celebrity and socialize and interact with their favorite reality stars.“We are delighted that the Hearts of Reality television stars will once again share their time and talents with our precious wish children,” GKTW president Pamela Landwirth said. “Their participation helps bring awareness and critical funding to our mission of creating the happiness that inspires hope for children battling life-threatening illnesses.”The event hosted by Lexin Capital/Celebration Town Center offers a chance to take pictures and get autographs with the many reality stars as well as receive an autograph booklet for only a $25.00 donation to GKTW. For a $30.00 donation, guests can attend the Saturday night party where there will be Survivor Karaoke, a Luau Party and more. There will also be a private autograph signing for VIP Sponsors only. The reality stars will participate in a private Pirates and Princesses Party at Give Kids The World Village, where GKTW wish kids will interact with their favorite reality stars in attendance.Participants scheduled to attend Hearts of Reality include: Mark Long (MTV Personality); Spencer Bledsoe (Survivor: Cagayan); Tasha Fox (Survivor: Cagayan); Hayden Moss (Big Brother – Winner); Tony Vlachos (Survivor: Cagayan –Winner); Nick Peterson (The Bachelorette and The Bachelor Pad-winner); Judson Birza (Survivor: Nicaragua – Winner); Eric Sanchez (The Amazing Race-winner); and many more.The reality stars will also raise donations personally through their social media sites by asking fans, friends, followers, and family for donations to this great cause. To support your favorite reality star with a donation to GKTW, click here.last_img read more

Jackson Browne To Perform Solo Acoustic Benefit Concert For Safety Harbor Kids

first_imgSinger-songwriter Jackson Browne will perform a Benefit Concert for Safety Harbor Kids in Ventura, CA on October 4, 2016 as part of his Solo Acoustic Fall Tour.The concert at the Majestic Ventura Theater goes on sale Friday, August 26 at 10:00 AM (local). Tickets are available online at ticketfly.com.Safety Harbor Kids is a nonprofit with the mission to enrich the lives of orphans, foster and homeless children through education in the areas of College, Career, Music and the Arts. Through its Enrichment Programs in academic tutoring, college planning, career development, internships, music and the arts, Safety Harbor Kids seeks to break the vicious cycle of homelessness, poverty and prison that have ensnared more than 80,000 children within Los Angeles County alone.For more information about Safety Harbor Kids, please visit www.safetyharborkids.org.For more tour details, please visit www.jacksonbrowne.com.last_img read more

Thomson Reuters cutting 2000 jobs

first_img Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Thomson Reuters Corp said on Tuesday it would cut about 2,000 jobs worldwide, about four per cent of its workforce, and take a fourth-quarter charge of $200 million to $250 million to streamline its business.The restructuring across 39 countries and 150 locations would mainly affect the company’s financial and risk business and its enterprise, technology and operations group, the news and information company said.The company employs about 48,000 people globally, a spokesman said. Thomson Reuters shares gained about four per cent in early trading in both New York and Toronto.The changes come as part of its multi-year effort to streamline its businesses, said Jim Smith, chief executive, in an interview Tuesday.last_img read more

The New Théâtre GillesVigneault is Inaugurated in SaintJérôme

first_imgAdvertisement “We know that investing in cultural infrastructure builds stronger communities. I am delighted that regional institutions such as the Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault in Saint-Jérôme can become a reality and provide audiences with bold arts programming.”—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage“The Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault, which proudly bears the name of the great Quebec poet, will be a creative and inspiring gathering place. The performing arts will thrive there, and there is no doubt that audiences will be treated to innovative professional performances.”—Linda Lapointe, Member of Parliament (Rivière-des-Mille-Îles)“We thank the government for its contribution for the construction of the Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault and for its valuable operational support, which will provide audiences with a new state-of-the-art concert hall and further strengthen Diffusion En Scène’s role as a multidisciplinary cultural presenter.”—Jean Beauséjour, Chair of the Board of Directors, Diffusion En ScèneQuick FactsDiffusion En Scène Rivière-du-Nord, established in 1988, is a multidisciplinary cultural presenter whose mandate is to promote and develop the performing arts in Saint-Jérôme. The organization presents a variety of shows in comedy, theatre, music and children’s entertainment, and offers nearly 175 performances annually to a total audience of over 80,000.The construction of the new Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault started in October 2015, and the official opening—originally scheduled for September 2017—will finally take place on January 18, 2018.With the project to put a theatre in the heart of downtown Saint-Jérôme, Diffusion En Scène is planning to bring creators and audiences together and present diverse programming for all tastes in theatre, music, dance, comedy and more.Associated LinksDiffusion En Scène Rivière-du-Nord (French only)Canada Cultural Spaces Fund This support, which the Government of Canada provided through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, made possible the construction of the Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault, an 860-seat performance venue in downtown Saint-Jérôme.Quotes Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisementcenter_img Facebook SAINT-JÉRÔME, QC – Linda Lapointe, Member of Parliament (Rivière-des-Mille-Îles), attended today’s opening of the new Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault in Saint-Jérôme. In October 2016, her colleague, Stéphane Lauzon, Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Persons with Disabilities and Member of Parliament (Argenteuil–La Petite-Nation), announced $3.6 million in funding for Diffusion En Scène Rivière-du-Nord to build the performance hall. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

FIRED AUTHOR STEVEN GALLOWAY AWARDED 167000 IN DAMAGES FROM UBC

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Steven Galloway, the author and former chair of the University of British Columbia’s creative writing program, has been awarded $167,000 in damages for statements that violated his privacy rights. The damages are in connection with two grievances filed after he was terminated in 2016 amid allegations of misconduct.“UBC accepts the decision of the arbitrator appointed to look into two grievances filed by the Faculty Association on behalf of Steven Galloway,” the university said Friday in a short statement to the Star.Galloway is the author of the books The Cellist of Sarajevo, which was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, among others, and The Confabulist, which was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.center_img The grievances were heard by arbitrator John B. Hall. The first, dated Dec. 9, 2015, was filed after UBC announced in a memo sent out to students that Galloway was being suspended. It referred to “serious allegations” against him but did not give specifics, fuelling speculation. It noted there would be an investigation. Login/Register With: Author Steven Galloway was awarded damages as a result of two grievances filed by the UBC faculty association on his behalf. (KIM STALLKNECHT) Twitterlast_img read more

ARCHIE PANJABI AND CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER LEAD GLOBALS NEW ORIGINAL EVENT SERIES DEPARTURE

first_img Twitter TORONTO – Global announced today that it has commissioned a new Canadian original six-part event series, Departure. Produced by Shaftesbury and Greenpoint Productions Ltd., the thrilling drama is directed by Canadian Screen Award Winner T.J. Scott (Orphan Black, Star Trek: Discovery), with Malcolm MacRury (Saving Hope) joining as showrunner, and created by Vincent Shiao (Ransom, Aftermath). With principal photography now underway in Toronto, the Canada/UK coproduction will also shoot in London, England. The project was developed by Shaftesbury in association with Corus Entertainment and Red Arrow Studios International.Slated to join Global’s 2019 primetime schedule, the high-octane conspiracy series follows the mystery of a passenger plane that vanishes over the Atlantic Ocean. Featuring an all-star cast, the series stars Emmy® winner Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife) and Oscar® winner Christopher Plummer (All the Money In the World). The adrenaline-fueled serialized thrill ride also includes an impressive supporting cast with Kris Holden-Ried (Vikings), Claire Forlani (Hawaii Five-O), Rebecca Liddiard (Frankie Drake Mysteries), Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery), Tamara Duarte (Longmire), Peter Mensah (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Kristian Bruun (Orphan Black), Allan Hawco (Caught), Dougray Scott (Snatch), Sasha Roiz (Grimm), Mark Rendall (30 Days of Night), Dmitry Chepovetsky (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol), Paris Jefferson (Sunset Contract), and more.“It’s an honour to partner with the talented team at Shaftesbury on this bold, new premium drama, adding to Global’s robust original programming slate,” said Lisa Godfrey, Vice President of Original Content, Corus Entertainment. “We were immediately drawn to the gripping storyline about the conspiracies surrounding the plane crash, and how the plot takes audiences through the investigation as we try to solve this mystery. With such a mass appeal premise, combined with a highly acclaimed award-winning cast, and exceptional creative team, we look forward to captivating audiences in 2019.” Advertisement “One of the thrills of Departure is that the wheel of suspects never stops spinning, right until the final moment. It’s an exciting race against time for these characters, brilliantly created by Vincent Shiao and Malcolm MacRury – I can’t wait to see them brought to life by our incredible cast led by Archie Panjabi and Christopher Plummer. Delighted to be in business with Corus, Starlings, and Red Arrow Studios International on this remarkable series,” said Christina Jennings, Executive Producer, Departure /Chairman & CEO, Shaftesbury.Departure is a six-part event series that follows the shocking disappearance of Flight 716, a passenger plane that vanishes over the Atlantic Ocean. Kendra Malley (Panjabi), the recently widowed, brilliant aviation investigator, is called in by her former boss and mentor Howard Lawson (Plummer) to investigate the mysterious crash. With the whole world watching, Kendra and her team race to pinpoint the missing aircraft and locate possible survivors. They must battle through a host of suspects and motives – pilot suicide, terrorism, politically motivated murder, systems failure – to determine what really happened to Flight 716… and to stop it from happening again.This newly greenlit series is the final original series commissioned by Global for the 2019 broadcast year joining Nurses, Ransom, Mary Kills People, Private Eyes, and Big Brother Canada.Departure is a Canada/UK treaty co-production produced by Shaftesbury (Canada) andGreenpoint Productions Ltd. (UK) in association with Corus Entertainment.Departure is executive produced by Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, Malcolm MacRury, and T.J. Scott.  Creator Vincent Shiao is co-executive producer; Patrick Cassavetti, Tina Grewal are producers, with Julie Lacey serving as Shaftesbury’s producer. For Corus, Kathleen Meek is Production Executive; Rachel Nelson is Director, Original Content, Drama, Kids and Factual; Lisa Godfrey is Vice President of Original Content, Corus Entertainment. Chris Philip and Karine Martin are executive producers for Starlings Television; Henrik Pabst and Carlo Dusi are executive producers for Red Arrow Studios International. Episodes are written by showrunner Malcolm MacRury, Vincent Shiao, Ellen Vanstone, John Krizanc, andStephanie Tracey. Departure is directed by T.J. Scott. David A. Stern and Matt Geller made the initial introduction of the project to Shaftesbury and have assisted in raising the financing for the production.Departure is distributed worldwide by Red Arrow Studios International.SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Twitter:@GlobalTV@GlobalTV_PR@CorusPRFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlobalTVInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/globaltv/Global Television is a Corus Entertainment Network.Corus EntertainmentCorus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 44 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada,HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.ShaftesburyShaftesbury is an award-winning creator and producer of original content for television, film, digital, and brands. Shaftesbury’s current slate includes 12 seasons of Murdoch Mysteries for CBC, UKTV, and ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment, two seasons of detective drama Frankie Drake Mysteries for CBC, UKTV, and Kew Media, three seasons of critically acclaimed thriller series Slasher for Netflix, as well as new primetime series Rex for CityTV/Rogers Media, and Departure for Global/Corus Entertainment. Shaftesbury’s digital arm produces original digital, convergent, and branded entertainment projects including the global phenomenon and MIPTV Brand Content of the Year award winner Carmilla. Shaftesbury’s branded entertainment division drives profitable engagement with millennials using scripted series, turning brands into executive producers. Recent brand partners include Walmart, Interac, U by Kotex®, and RBC.About Starlings EntertainmentStarlings Entertainment is a collection of interconnected companies that focus on financing and producing smartly budgeted, highly commercial live action and animated films and television programs along with other media. Projects are developed in house as well as sourced from an expansive network of affiliates and longstanding producer relationships. Starlings Entertainment has established a dedicated production financing fund designed to invest in a portfolio of partly or wholly-owned projects over a multi-year term. The fund aims to generate enduring value through a diverse catalogue of entertainment ventures, offer transparency to investors and increased revenue generating opportunities.Red Arrow Studios InternationalRed Arrow Studios International is a world-leading TV distributor of scripted, formats and factual shows from a global network of in-house production companies, outstanding third-party producers and digital content partners. With offices in Munich, London, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, Red Arrow Studios International co-produces and finances global entertainment, and distributes acclaimed content to over 200 territories worldwide. Red Arrow Studios International is part of Red Arrow Studios, which is comprised of 20 production companies in seven territories; world-leading digital studio, Studio71; and filmdistributor Gravitas Ventures. Red Arrow Studios is a ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE company, one of Europe’s leading media groups. redarrowstudios.com/international Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

Proud to be video tries to get Washington DC team to change

first_imgAPTN National NewsWhile Superbowl 48 is in the books one issue in football isn’t going away anytime soon.Another organization is piling on the pressure to try and get the Washington D.C. team to change its name.There’s a new video that is going viral and is encouraging people to get in the action against it.last_img

Finding medicine growing amongst the skyscrapers and concrete

first_imgAPTN National NewsMany of us live in urban settings across Canada and often surrounded by skyscrapers and concrete.However, one British Columbia woman sees it differently.To her, if you look a little closer, it’s a place to collect medicine growing right at your feet.APTN’s Tina House has this storylast_img

Did North Dakota police use water as a weapon against NoDAPL supporters

first_img(Police would blast #NoDAPL supporters with water and then arc tear gas behind them on the bridge, trapping them. Photo: Jorge Barrera/APTN) Jorge BarreraAPTN National NewsSenior North Dakota law enforcement officials said Monday the use of a makeshift water cannon in sub-zero temperatures against supporters of a Native American-led anti-oil pipeline movement was “effective” and could be used again.County and state police blasted a fire hose mounted on the gun turret of an armoured personnel vehicle during a seven-hour, all-out assault which lasted from Sunday evening to early Monday morning.Police moved against about 400 demonstrators, known as water protectors, on Backwater Bridge, which is a few hundred meters from the Oceti Sakowin Camp, the nexus of opposition to a multi-state, $3.78 billion pipeline known as Dakota Access (DAPL). Authorities also fired tear gas and rubber bullets, the officials confirmed Monday.See video of the police assault here: Backwater BridgeThe police barrage was triggered early Sunday evening after a group of water protectors, using chains and a half-ton truck, removed one of two burnt-out military cargo trucks that had been left at a barricade erected just north of Backwater Bridge on Oct. 27, following a similar law enforcement operation.Mandan Police Chief Jason Ziegler, whose officers are involved in law enforcement activity against the water protectors, told local reporters Monday the use of water—despite the sub-zero temperatures that have settled in the region for the season—is now one of several weapons police will employ going forward.“It was effective, wasn’t it,” said Ziegler, with a slight smirk, according to a video of the press briefing posted on the Morton County Sheriff Department’s Facebook page. “We can use whatever force is necessary to maintain peace. When they are throwing rocks, burning logs, shooting sling shots with projectiles at our officers, that would fall under what we would call less lethal, same things as rubber bullets, which doesn’t hurt as much.”“It was effective wasn’t it,” said Mandan Police Chief Jason Ziegler when asked about using a water cannon Sunday night.Mandan is a small city that sits across the Missouri River from Bismarck, the capital of North Dakota.The city is in Morton County and is about 53 kilometres north of the Backwater Bridge.APTN reporters who were at the scene for several hours from late Sunday evening into the early hours Monday witnessed only a couple instances when water protectors hurled objects at officers. For most of the evening, water protectors either braced themselves against blasts from the gun turret-mounted fire hose or fled from tear gas.See a full timeline of the North Dakota conflict here: #StandingRock, the Players and how did we get to here. Police would arc tear gas over the heads of water protectors on the narrow, two lane Backwater Bridge and then blast them from the gun turrets, trapping people between the gas and water.Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier denied police used water cannons. He claimed the water was fired from firetrucks.“We don’t have water cannons. I don’t know where the term water cannons comes from. This is just a fire hose. Basically, the firetrucks were called down there to fight the fires that were started before,” said Kirchmeier.Video images clearly show an officer sitting in the gun turret of an armoured personnel carrier using a fire hose like a water cannon against the demonstrators.“We don’t have water cannons,” says Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier. Photo: APTNAPTN reporters saw only one small bonfire on the bridge which water protectors were using to keep warm and a larger bonfire on the north bank of Cantapeta Creek to the right of the Backwater Bridge facing the barricades. Water protectors were witnessed gathering around that fire for warmth.Kirchmeier said the below-freezing temperatures that evening were briefly considered by the field commanders before firing on the water protectors.“Yes, it was a consideration, but the number one thing as you are going along here is the safety of everyone involved,” said Kirchmeier. “We are not just going to let people or protesters and large groups come and threaten officers. That is not happening. As this was going on, the water was used as a tool to help quell the situation.”The senior law enforcement officials also denied they’ve received any reports of injuries inflicted on water protectors as a result by law enforcement tactics that evening.The Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council released a statement Monday saying medical personnel treated about 300 injuries. The statement said about 26 people were taken by ambulance to three area hospitals over the course of 10 hours.The council said some of the injuries included: an Elder who lost consciousness during the police barrage and was revived at the scene; a young man who suffered a seizure; a woman who was shot in the eye by a rubber bullet; a young man who suffered internal bleeding and vomited blood after being hit by a rubber bullet in the stomach; a man who suffered blunt force trauma after being shot by a rubber bullet in the back; and multiple fractures caused by “projectiles fired by police.”A woman from New York City, Sophia Wilanski, was airlifted to County Medical Centre in Minneapolis where she is undergoing surgery that is expected to lead to the amputation of her arm, according to various activists, including Clayton Thomas-Muller, from 350.org’s Keep it in the Ground campaign. Wilanski was reportedly handing out water when she was hit in the arm by what is believed to be a projectile fired by police.The statement said every medical unit from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe was used during the hours-long confrontation. Additional ambulances came from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, Kidder County and Morton County.Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chair David Archambault said it was “disturbing” to see law enforcement purposefully trying to inflict harm on the water protectors.“They are trying to hurt somebody,” said Archambault, in an interview with APTN Monday. “This is the first time we have seen the use of water…. It is just escalating, getting more and more serious, more and more dangerous.”Archambault draws a direct link between the firm behind the Dakota Access pipeline, Energy Transfer Partners, and pressure from the North Dakota government on law enforcement to quash opposition to the project.“The oil company and pipeline company has influenced the state government who is giving orders to law enforcement to do what they can and law enforcement has taken it to another level,” he said. “Every time something like this happen it is interesting to see the escalation of force that is being used. Last night with using water in freezing temperature putting people at risk at serious risk of hyperthermia, using rubber bullets and targeting the heads of people.”Standing Rock sparked a continent-wide, Native American-led movement through its opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline. A portion of the pipeline will pass beneath Lake Oahe, a reservoir on the Missouri River.They say the pipeline threatens the area’s water supply and construction has already destroyed sacred sites and burial grounds.While Standing Rock never signed a treaty, the pipeline traverses the treaty territory of the Sioux Nation.The Energy Transfer Partners, the Houston-based firm behind the project, still needs to be granted an easement from the Army Corps of Engineers to drill beneath the lake and complete its North Dakota portion.The Army Corps is expected to continue discussions with the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River tribes before making a final decision on whether to grant the easement.Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco Logistics recently launched court action against the Army Corp over its decision to launch a deeper review on whether to grant the easement for the project.Sunoco Logistics announced Monday it was buying Energy Transfer as part of a $21 billion deal expected to be finalized next year, the Associated Press reported.Kelcy Warren, the chairman of Energy Transfer, will become the CEO of the new energy firm, the wire service said. The CEP of Sunoco Logistics, Michael Hennigan, will also have a management role in the new company, said AP.jbarrera@aptn.calast_img read more

Hereditary chief in BC says community needs LNG pipeline

first_imgLaurie HamelinAPTN NewsA hereditary chief in British Columbia says people standing in the way of the LNG pipeline need to step aside and let the project get up and running.“I’m just getting tired of hearing about it,” she says. “I’m just waiting for the shovel to get into the ground , let’s get on with our lives,” says Helen Michelle.Michelle has been a hereditary chief for 43 years.When the Coastal GasLink pipeline project was proposed in 2012, she says she made sure to participate in the consultation.“Our elders told us that when you have opportunity with good business we are not prejudice,” she said. “If there is opportunity, work with them and this is the first opportunity we have ever had to work with a company, and they worked directly with us.”The pipeline will run 670 kilometres from Dawson Creek, B.C. to a processing plant in Kitimat on the coast. There, the fractured gas will be liquefied and shipped to Asian markets.190 kilometres of the pipeline will run through the Wet’suwet’en’s traditional lands.Michelle grew up fishing and picking berries in the area.She says she isn’t worried about damage to her territory.But there are now two camps that have been set up within the territory to stop the pipeline.In that territory, there are six different First Nations. Michelle is from the Skin Tyee Nation.She says the pipeline will benefit her people.“We as a small band are really struggling and we want better education and economic development for our young generation and also we have housing problems,” she says.Michelle says negotiations with Coastal GasLink have been going on with elders and elected council for years.She says the deal they signed with the company is good.“This talk with Coastal GasLink didn’t start yesterday, it’s been years in progress. We supported it,” she says.“We walked the line where Coastal GasLink was going to go, we were on the ground.”The pipeline has the backing of elected leadership – but five Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs don’t want the project and say the band council doesn’t have the jurisdiction to give consent.Michelle doesn’t agree.“Myself and my hereditary chiefs and my elders and our community we worked with our young chief, and we worked with him to make this happen.”Michelle says if the pipeline doesn’t go through, millions of dollars and many jobs will be lost for the Wet’suwet’en Nation.At the moment, the gate Unist’ot’en camp on the Morice River Road bridge is still in place despite an interim injunction announced Friday by a B.C. judge. Access past the gate would allow the company to start work on a section of the pipeline.A new checkpoint was built 20 kilometres down the road by another clan of the Wet’suwet’en Nation that is currently blocking access to the Unist’ot’en camp.lhamelin@aptn.ca@laurie_hamelinlast_img read more

US blocking reference to climate change in Arctic conference statement amounts to

first_imgPangnirtung, Nunavut. ICC president says Inuit across the Arctic are already feeling the effects of climate change. Photo: Charlotte Morritt-Jacobs/APTNAPTN NewsThe head of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) has condemned the United States for blocking any reference to climate change at the end of a conference on the Arctic Tuesday.“Refusing to allow the words climate change into the declaration is a moral failure,” said Dalee Sambo Dorough, International chair of the ICC.“This is the first time the Arctic Council has failed to issue a declaration at the end of a two-year chairmanship, and it’s a serious blow to the future of what is supposed to be a consensus based body.”The ICC  represents 165,000 Inuit in Greenland, Canada, Alaska and Chukotka, Russia.“Inuit are feeling the effects of climate change everyday,” said Sambo Dorough. “While the US Government concerns itself with semantics, playing games with words, our people are witnessing the adverse impacts of climate change.“What about us and our reality?”Read: ICC statement on Climate ChangeAccording to the ICC, a declaration was supposed to be issued at the end of the Rovaniemi conference which also marks the end of Finland’s two-year chairmanship of the regional organisation.The ICC said in a statement that the U.S., “consistently opposed use of any language that would point to the need for action on climate change, which is already affecting Inuit and other Indigenous communities across the Arctic.”Rather than issuing a declaration, the parties, including Canada’s Global Affairs Minister Christia Freeland, agreed to release a joint statement that avoided mentioning any of the, “threats and challenges faced in the Arctic.”“A majority of us regarded climate change as a fundamental challenge facing the Arctic,” said Sambo Dorough.Freeland said the response from the U.S. was no surprise.“Canada feels as, I think, many members of the Arctic Council that it’s a disappointment that we weren’t able to reach a shared communique that we all agreed with.“We have to move on with other countries around the world and all the other countries around the world who want to cooperate with us on climate change. And, of course, we need to move on with our relationship with the United States, our neighbour and our ally, and a country with which we work on a huge number of fronts, including specific concrete work on the environment.”The impasse comes on the heels of a dire report about nature and wildlife that was issued by the United Nations on Monday.According to the report, nature is in more trouble now than at any other time in human history, with extinction looming over 1 million species of plants and animals, scientists said Monday in the United Nations’ first comprehensive report on biodiversity.Species loss is accelerating to a rate tens or hundreds of times faster than in the past, the report said. More than half a million species on land “have insufficient habitat for long-term survival” and are likely to go extinct, many within decades, unless their habitats are restored. The oceans are not any better off.“Humanity unwittingly is attempting to throttle the living planet and humanity’s own future,” said George Mason University biologist Thomas Lovejoy, who has been called the godfather of biodiversity for his research. He was not part of the report.“The biological diversity of this planet has been really hammered, and this is really our last chance to address all of that,” Lovejoy said.Conservation scientists from around the world convened in Paris to issue the report, which exceeded 1,000 pages. The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) included more than 450 researchers who used 15,000 scientific and government reports. The report’s summary had to be approved by representatives of all 109 nations.Some nations hit harder by the losses, like small island countries, wanted more in the report. Others, such as the United States, were cautious in the language they sought, but they agreed “we’re in trouble,” said Rebecca Shaw, chief scientist for the World Wildlife Fund, who observed the final negotiations.“This is the strongest call we’ve seen for reversing the trends on the loss of nature,” Shaw said.The findings are not just about saving plants and animals, but about preserving a world that’s becoming harder for humans to live in, said Robert Watson, a former top NASA and British scientist who headed the report.“We are indeed threatening the potential food security, water security, human health and social fabric” of humanity, Watson told The Associated Press. He said the poor in less developed countries bear the greatest burden.At least 680 species with backbones have already gone extinct since 1600. The report said 559 domesticated breeds of mammals used for food have disappeared. More than 40% of the world’s amphibian species, more than one-third of the marine mammals and nearly one-third of sharks and fish are threatened with extinction.Read the report here: UN Report: Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’The report relies heavily on research by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, or IUCN, which is composed of biologists who maintain a list of threatened species.news@aptn.ca@aptnnews-with files from the Canadian Presslast_img read more

From Where I Stand Jody Wilson Raybould releases book ten years in

first_imgTina HouseAPTN NewsFormer attorney general of Canada and justice minister Jody Wilson Raybould has released her book “From Where I Stand,” ahead of the federal election Oct. 21 where she is running as an independent candidate.Wilson-Raybould held a book signing event in Vancouver where a long line of people stood to meet her.Roechelle Gaudet from Alberta was one of them.“I’m very excited, it’s an absolute honour to shake hands with this lady,” said Gaudet. “She stands for everything I believe in and everything I stand for back home.“I’m thrilled and can’t wait to see her back in the House of Commons.”Wilson Raybould says the book took her ten years to finish and provides insight into the relationship between Canada and Indigenous peoples.It provides potential solutions on how to move forward with true reconciliation and to rebuild nations.“We can move beyond the history of denial of rights in this country when it comes to Indigenous peoples and to create the space for Indigenous nations within Canada to re-build,” said Wilson Raybould. “And one of those solutions that not only have I been advocating but Indigenous peoples for as long as I can remember is a frame work for rights recognition and to enable Indigenous communities to translate the minimum standards for example in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples the full box of rights that is section 35 of our constitution into practical and meaningful benefits on the ground in communities.”Wilson Raybould is currently on the campaign trail trying to hold her Vancouver-Granville seat as an independent.At a campaign rally in Vancouver recently, she committed to pursuing the truth and change through non-partisan co-operation.“My time in federal politics I don’t think is done and my grandmother always taught me that you have an important voice you need to use your voice and use it to ultimately use it to improve the lives of people so that’s what I’m going to do,” she said.Wilson-Raybould left the Liberal party over the SNC Lavallin affair.She’s hoping to hold the seat against Liberal party challenger, Taleeb Noormohamed, a 42 year-old tech entrepreneur.Also running in the riding is climate activist Yvonne Hanson for the NDP, former Ottawa political staffer Zach Segal for the Conservatives, and Naomi Chocyk, a one-time constituency staffer for Wilson-Raybould, for the People’s Party of Canada.Wilson-Raybould, who was once a B.C. regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations, quickly became one of the stars Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his team promoted heavily in their 2015 bid for power.But Wilson-Raybould precipitated a crisis for Trudeau’s government last winter with allegations she had been inappropriately pressured by the prime minister, his office, other ministers and bureaucrats to end the criminal prosecution of Montreal engineering giant SNC-Lavalin.Wilson-Raybould quit Trudeau’s cabinet over the affair, followed by cabinet ally Jane Philpott. Trudeau eventually kicked both women out of the Liberal caucus and they are now seeking re-election as Independent candidates.Philpott, who also spoke at the rally, told the crowd that independent voices can make a difference in the House of Commons.“Do not ever doubt what one person can do,” Philpott said. “We will not be silent and we will not stand down.”thouse@aptn.ca@inthehouse7last_img read more

Halifax submits its bid for Amazons second North American headquarters

first_imgHALIFAX – Halifax has submitted its pitch to lure online retail giant Amazon to the city, but even the bid’s biggest proponent admits it’s a long shot.Mayor Mike Savage would not reveal specifics about the city’s submission for the company’s new headquarters, but said Halifax’s quality of life was emphasized.“If Amazon wants to give employees a city that they can fall in love with, I think Halifax is that city,” said Savage in an interview ahead of Thursday’s deadline for proposals.“If it comes down to … the inducements that a province or a city can offer, financial only, then we’re most likely not a player. But if it comes down to a bigger picture, which includes a number of things, then I think Halifax has a very competitive case to make.”More than 100 cities in the U.S. and Canada have expressed interest in pursuing the project, and Savage conceded Halifax’s bid is a “long shot.”But he said regardless of whether Halifax wins, the effort has positioned the city to attract other tech businesses.“The city has been growing for a number of years now. We’ve become a tech hub. We could not have bid on this five years ago. But now we have so many companies in that sector that have proven that you can make a living in Halifax,” said Savage.Amazon announced last month that it is hunting for a second North American office, saying it would spend US$5 billion to build the new headquarters for as many as 50,000 employees.The company said it wants to be near a metropolitan area with more than a million people; be able to attract top technical talent; be within 45 minutes of an international airport; have direct access to mass transit; and be able to expand that headquarters to more than 740,000 square metres in the next decade.Savage said he’s aware Halifax does not meet all the requirements, but said that doesn’t mean the city is not a “serious competitor.”Canadian cities including Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Edmonton, have expressed interest in pursuing the project, but it is unclear how many will submit a bid by Thursday.Amazon has said it will make a final decision on the second headquarters next year.last_img read more

George Weston to close unprofitable bakery in US amid frozen food challenges

first_imgTORONTO – George Weston Ltd. (TSX:WN) says it will close an unprofitable frozen cake factory in the United States by the end of the first quarter of 2018 as it reviews its strategy in light of challenges in its frozen food business.The underperforming frozen foods segment contributed to a decline in earnings at the company’s Weston Foods division, which saw its adjusted EBITDA fall to $80 million in this year’s third quarter from $101 million last year.Overall, the company says it earned a profit attributable to common shareholders of $420 million or $3.25 per diluted share in the quarter ended Oct. 7, up from $254 million or $1.97 per diluted share a year ago.That was primarily because of its Loblaw business, which accounts for the bulk of George Weston’s overall sales of $14.65 billion, which were up from $14.61 billion.Weston Foods accounted for just $668 million of the total revenue, down from $673 million a year earlier.The parent company said in a statement Tuesday it doesn’t expect the food processing division’s performance will improve in the fourth-quarter, and its earnings will be down year-over-year by a similar magnitude.Galen Weston, who is executive chairman of both George Weston Ltd. and Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L), said that problems within some of its frozen foods operations were bigger than anticipated.“Our fresh, artisan and biscuit business units performed on plan. However, the frozen business fell significantly short due to continuing operational issues in two cake facilities and one pie plant,” Weston told analysts Tuesday.“The team has been working around the clock to resolve the issues. We’ve announced the closure of the Creative Occasions iced-cake facility and are beginning to see improvements in operational productivity.”He said some of the work from Creative Occasions — a Nashville, Tenn.-based business acquired by a Weston Foods subsidiary in 2015 — will move to a facility in Cobourg, Ont.Galen Weston stressed that some of the frozen foods business segments — particularly un-iced cakes and doughnuts — have been growing.But he added that “it is going to take us some time to get the business back onto a satisfactory trajectory and the team is focused on doing that now.”A strategic review by Weston Foods president Luc Mongeau, who joined the company in January 2017, is expected to be announced in March with George Weston’s fourth-quarter financial report.Galen Weston said Mongeau was asked to “significantly change the historical trajectory of the Weston Foods business.“He has delivered to us what we think is a very promising medium-term plan that will involve some changes to the business and we will comment on that in Q4.”Weston declined to elaborate when questioned about possible closures and divestitures.Analyst Irene Nattel of RBC Dominion Securities, however, said in a note that “we expect WN Foods to sharpen its focus within the frozen category on value-added, margin accretive categories and customers with growth potential, which likely implies exiting products/categories that don’t meet the criteria.”George Weston’s third-quarter results include $11 million year-to-date in depreciation costs related to the planned closures of bread, pie and cake manufacturing facilities.Still, its overall third-quarter profit was up from a year ago, boosted by the Loblaw business.On an adjusted basis, George Weston says it earned $277 million or $2.14 per share, up from $266 million or $2.06 per diluted share in the same quarter last year.Last month, the company confirmed it was aware of an industry-wide investigation by the Competition Bureau into price-fixing related to packaged bread products.George Weston says court filings by the regulator remain sealed while searches are completed, but it expects to be able to comment further after those filings are unsealed.last_img read more

Loonie falls more than a US penny this week as investors turn

first_imgThe Canadian loonie continued to fall Friday, shedding nearly three-quarters of a U.S. cent, for a weekly loss of more than a U.S. penny.The Canadian dollar averaged 75.89 cents US, down 0.73 of a U.S. cent. It shed a total of 1.26 U.S. cents over the week.“Today it’s more U.S. strength versus Canadian weakness,” said Allan Small, a senior investment adviser at HollisWealth.When there’s fear and uncertainty, people flock to the U.S. dollar, he said, adding that part of the current uncertainty is the appearance of a brewing global trade war.“Tit for tat, tariff for tariff, etc., etc.,” he said.Surprisingly low manufacturing figures released Friday didn’t help the loonie.Factory sales dropped 1.3 per cent to $56.2 billion in April, according to Statistics Canada, as sales in the petroleum and coal products and transportation equipment industries dropped. Economists had expected an increase of 0.6 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.Weak economic data factors into whether the Bank of Canada will decide to raise its benchmark interest rate at its next meeting.“Maybe July is not a slam dunk,” said Small.The U.S. Federal Reserve recently raised its rate for the second time this year and indicated it will do so a total of four times before the end of 2018.That big discrepancy in interest rates makes the U.S. dollar more attractive for investors.A strong greenback is bad for commodities, Small said, as both the price of oil and gold slipped, dragging down Canada’s main index.The S&P/TSX composite index fell 14.54 points to 16,314.42. Stocks in the energy sector lost on average 1.51 per cent of their worth, while those in the gold sector lost 1.2 per cent.The July crude contract fell US$1.83 to US$65.06 per barrel and the August gold contract plummeted US$29.80 to US$1,278.50 an ounce.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 84.83 points to 25,090.48. The S&P 500 index shed 2.83 points to 2,779.66 and the Nasdaq composite index declined by 14.66 points to 7,746.38.Elsewhere in commodities, the July natural gas contract added about six cents to US$3.02 per mmBTU and the July copper contract retreated about eight cents to roughly US$3.14 a pound.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version stated the S&P 500 fell 3.07 points.last_img read more

Canada could get caught in crossfire of US uranium investigation

first_imgCanada could get caught in the crossfire after the U.S. Department of Commerce launched another national security investigation, this time by looking into uranium imports.Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the investigation Wednesday, noting U.S. production of uranium for military and electric power has decreased to five per cent of its consumption from 49 per cent in 1987.“The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security will conduct a thorough, fair, and transparent review to determine whether uranium imports threaten to impair national security,” Ross in a statement.Canada is not the target, although all countries are potentially subject to the investigation, said a spokeswoman for two U.S. uranium firms that petitioned the U.S. government in January to take action to help a sector that has been hemorrhaging jobs.“The final form of the remedy will be determined by the Secretary of Commerce and ultimately, the president,” Joelle Ziemian wrote in an email.Canada was the largest foreign supplier of uranium to the U.S. in 2016, accounting for 25 per cent of U.S. imports, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said.But Ziemian said that threshold is expected to be cut in half this year because the Canadian industry is also impacted by the unfair global market created by state-sponsored companies.Petitioners Energy Fuels Inc. and Ur-Energy Inc. singled out companies in Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan that together supplied more than one-third of U.S. demand last year. Domestic producers are projected to fulfil only about two per cent of total U.S. commercial demand.“While U.S. producers can fairly compete with foreign production on a level playing field, it is difficult for them to compete with heavily subsidized foreign production,” they said in a joint statement.The companies added they expected more nuclear fuel from state-subsidized companies in Russia and China will be imported in the coming years, likely further displacing U.S. production.“If Russia and its allies take control of this critical fuel, the threat to U.S. national and energy security would be incalculable.”Canada is the world’s second-largest producer of uranium after Kazakhstan, with 23 per cent of global production in 2016, said Natural Resources Canada. The country produced 14 kilotonnes of the ore, all coming from Saskatchewan mines.The head of Cameco Inc., Canada’s largest uranium producer, said it’s too early to say what impact the investigation will have, but that Canada and the company are aligned with U.S. interests.“If the issue in question is the overreliance of the United States on uranium supplied by state-controlled enterprises from countries not aligned with American policy interests, this clearly does not apply to Canada or Cameco,” said CEO Tim Gitzel in a statement.Ken Neumann, Canadian director of the United Steelworkers, said there’s no evidence to justify Canada’s inclusion in the investigation.“It is abundantly clear that Canadian uranium exports do not present a national security threat to the United States,” said Neumann in a statement.The investigation came as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffled his cabinet partly designed to signal Canada’s intention to redouble efforts to diversify its trading partners in the face of U.S. protectionism.Canada and the United States are staunch military allies and Canadian uranium is not a threat to U.S. national security, said Adam Austen, a spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland.“Measures that shut out Canadian uranium imports would harm U.S. reactors that rely on long-term contracts with Canadian suppliers of uranium,” he wrote in an email.Canada shares concerns about the overproduction of uranium in certain countries and has been working with the U.S. to address the issue of global excess capacity, Austen added.Ross said the investigation will canvass the uranium sector from mining through enrichment, defence and industrial consumption.Uranium fuels 99 U.S. commercial nuclear reactors that produce 20 per cent of the power for the country’s electricity grid. It is also needed for its nuclear arsenal and powers submarines and aircraft carriers.Under Canada’s nuclear non-proliferation policy, Canadian uranium can be used only for peaceful purposes.The U.S. Commerce Department said the two petitioners that account for more than half of all uranium mined in the U.S., have laid off more than half their workforce over the last two years and operate at nine and 13 per cent of their respective capacity.The investigation comes a day before the department holds a hearing on whether the imports of automobiles and automotive parts threaten U.S. national security.The department has 270 days to investigate and report to the president, who has up to 90 days to act on Ross’s recommendations.In their petition, the companies proposed import quotas that would reserve one quarter of the U.S. market for domestic uranium production.They also want U.S. federal utilities and agencies to buy U.S. uranium in accordance with President Donald Trump’s Buy American policy.last_img read more

Los Angeles is first in US to install subway body scanners

first_imgLOS ANGELES, Calif. – Los Angeles’ subway will become the first mass transit system in the U.S. to install body scanners that screen passengers for weapons and explosives, officials said Tuesday.The deployment of the portable scanners, which project waves to do full-body screenings of passengers walking through a station without slowing them down, will happen in the coming months, said Alex Wiggins, who runs the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s law enforcement division.The machines scan for metallic and non-metallic objects on a person’s body, can detect suspicious items from 30 feet (9 metres) away and have the capability of scanning more than 2,000 passengers per hour.“We’re dealing with persistent threats to our transportation systems in our country,” said Transportation Security Administration Administrator David Pekoske. “Our job is to ensure security in the transportation systems so that a terrorist incident does not happen on our watch.”On Tuesday, Pekoske and other officials demonstrated the new machines, which are being purchased from Thruvision, which is headquartered in the United Kingdom.“We’re looking specifically for weapons that have the ability to cause a mass-casualty event,” Wiggins said. “We’re looking for explosive vests, we’re looking for assault rifles. We’re not necessarily looking for smaller weapons that don’t have the ability to inflict mass casualties.”In addition to the Thruvision scanners, the agency is also planning to purchase other body scanners — which resemble white television cameras on tripods — that have the ability to move around and hone in on specific people and angles, Wiggins said.“We really want to be effective and we need the ability to have a fixed field of view, but we also need to be able to move that field of view as necessary,” Wiggins said. “Deploying these technologies together gives us that accuracy and minimizes any delays.”Wiggins would not say how many of the machines were being purchased, but said they would be rolled out in subway stations in the “coming months.” Employees and police officers first have to be trained on how to use the equipment.Signs will be posted at stations warning passengers they are subject to body scanner screening. The screening process is voluntary, Wiggins said, but customers who choose not to be screened won’t be able to ride on the subway.But some passengers saw the screening as an added layer of security.“I guess it is a good, precautionary thing,” Andrea Kirsh said, a 22-year-old student from Corvallis, Oregon, who was travelling through Los Angeles’ Union Station on Tuesday. “It makes me feel safe. As a civilian I think we often don’t know what to look for or what we would be looking for.”Passengers who rode down an escalator to ride the Metro Red Line at Union Station in Los Angeles on Tuesday were screened as Pekoske and other officials looked on. But after the news conference and media demonstration, officials packed up the equipment and carted it off.The TSA tested body scanners in New York’s Penn Station in February and has also conducted tests at Union Station in Washington, D.C., and at a New Jersey Transit station during the 2014 Super Bowl.In December, a Bangladeshi immigrant injured himself by setting off a crude pipe bomb strapped to his chest in a subway passageway near Times Square in New York City.Metro has previously tested several different types of body scanners, including airport-style screening systems where passengers walk through a scanner. The pilot program was meant to evaluate the accuracy and capacity of the portable machines.About 150,000 passengers ride on Metro’s Red Line daily and the subway system counted more than 112 million rides last year, officials said.___Follow Michael Balsamo on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MikeBalsamo1 .last_img read more

Pipeline ruptures sparks massive fire north of Prince George BC

first_imgPRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – About 100 members of a First Nation community in northern British Columbia were evacuated from their homes Tuesday evening after a gas pipeline ruptured, sparking a massive blaze.The rupture happened on a natural gas transmission pipeline owned and operated by Enbridge about 13.5 kilometres from Prince George on Tuesday evening, Enbridge spokesman Michael Barnes said in an emailed statement.It ignited at the site, which is in a rural area. There are no reports of injuries, he said.“Enbridge emergency crews have responded, have isolated and are currently depressurizing two natural gas transmission lines in the vicinity to contain the incident,” he said. “The incident area has been cordoned off to maintain public safety.”The evacuees largely belonged to the nearby Lheidli T’enneh First Nation and were asked to leave their homes as a precaution, he said.“Enbridge is working with area communities to ensure public safety,” he said.British Columbia’s Ministry of Environment said it had been notified of the incident Shelley, B.C., and involved an 900 PSI pipeline.Prince George resident Dhruv Desai said he was driving up a hill toward the nearby University of Northern British Columbia when he noticed several cars had pulled off the road taking photos of something.He pulled over as well and snapped his own shots of a massive blaze.“I was able to see it very clearly from the hill,” he said. “It was huge even from this distance.”Meanwhile, National Energy Board spokesman Tom Neufeld said the fire was along Enbridge’s Westcoast main line, which falls under the board’s jurisdiction.The Westcoast Transmission System transports natural gas produced in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin to consumers in B.C. and, through interconnecting pipelines, other Canadian provinces and the United States.“NEB inspectors have been deployed to this area. They’re going to monitor and oversee the company’s response to the incident, and they’re going to determine the impact and extend of the fire and release,” Neufeld said.The NEB has also activated its emergency operations centre in Calgary, he said.It will work closely with the Transportation Safety Board, which is responsible for investigating the incident, Neufeld said.last_img read more

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

first_imgApp Store Official Charts for the week ending December 30, 2018:Top Paid iPhone Apps:1. Minecraft Mojang2. Heads Up! Warner Bros.3. Bloons TD 6Ninja Kiwi4. NBA 2K19 2K5. Plague Inc. Ndemic Creations6. Facetune Lightricks Ltd.7. Toca Hair Salon 3 Toca Boca AB8. Geometry Dash RobTop Games AB9. The Game of Life Marmalade Game Studio10. Stardew Valley Chucklefish LimitedTop Free iPhone Apps:1. Amazon Alexa AMZN Mobile LLC2. Color Bump 3D Good Job Games3. YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream Google LLC4. Snapchat Snap, Inc.5. Instagram Instagram, Inc.6. Netflix Netflix, Inc.7. Polysphere Playgendary8. Fortnite Epic Games9. TikTok – Real Short Videos musical.ly Inc.10. Spotify Music Spotify Ltd.Top Paid iPad Apps:1. Minecraft Mojang2. Procreate Savage Interactive Pty Ltd3. Toca Hair Salon 3 Toca Boca AB4. GoodNotes 4Time Base Technology Limited5. Notability Ginger Labs6. Heads Up! Warner Bros.7. Geometry Dash RobTop Games AB8. Bendy and the Ink Machine Joey Drew Studios Inc.9. Goat Simulator Coffee Stain Publishing10. Stardew Valley Chucklefish LimitedTop Free iPad Apps:1. YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream Google LLC2. Netflix Netflix, Inc.3. Fortnite Epic Games4. Kick the Buddy: Forever Playgendary5. Roblox Roblox Corporation6. Paper.io 2 Voodoo7. Magic Tiles 3: Piano Game Amanotes Pte. Ltd.8. TikTok – Real Short Videos musical.ly Inc.9. YouTube Kids Google LLC10. Helix Jump Voodoo__(copyright) 2018 Apple Inc.The Associated Presslast_img read more