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James Cameron Partners With Prizeo To Raise Funds For One Drop

first_imgJames Cameron has partnered with celebrity charity-fundraising digital platform Prizeo.com to raise awareness and funds for One Drop, an organization which strives to ensure that safe water and proper sanitation is accessible to all.Fans can participate by clicking HERE and donating as little as five dollars. Those who contribute will be automatically entered to win the ultimate fan experience: one grand prize winner and a guest will be flown roundtrip to Montreal and given VIP tickets to see the December 21st premiere of Cirque du Soleil’s upcoming show, TORUK – The First Flight, inspired by the world of Avatar. The winner will be treated to lunch with Academy Award-winning director James Cameron to learn more about the inspiration behind Pandora. Winners will also receive hotel accommodations and a tour of the Cirque du Soleil International Headquarters.Those who donate at specific price points are also eligible for exclusive rewards, including an exclusive campaign t-shirt and signed items. A full list of campaign rewards is available HERE.The grand-prize winner will be chosen at random and notified via email shortly after the campaign closes on December 4th. For full contest rules, see Prizeo.com. For more information about TORUK – The First Flight visit CirqueDuSoleil.com.last_img read more


October 16, 2019 0

Production Begins on THE DETAIL CTVs New FastPaced Detective Series

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement TORONTO, May 1, 2017 – CTV announced today, in association with Ilana Frank’s ICF Films and Entertainment One (eOne), that production has begun on THE DETAIL, the network’s new, one-hour, detective series. The 10-episode ensemble drama centers on three fiercely talented female homicide investigators who work tirelessly to solve crimes while navigating the complicated demands of their personal lives.The new series stars the award-winning Wendy Crewson (SAVING HOPE, Room), along with Shenae Grimes-Beech (90210, DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION), and U.K. talent Angela Griffin (CORONATION STREET, BRIEF ENCOUNTERS).From the producing and writing team behind the hit TV series SAVING HOPE, THE DETAIL is set to premiere as part of CTV’s 2017/2018 schedule and will continue to shoot in and around Toronto until July 25, 2017. The series has also been picked up by ION Television for broadcast in the U.S. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Shenae Grimes-Beech stars as street smart Detective Jacqueline ‘Jack’ Cooper, with keen investigative skills, but a messy personal life. Angela Griffin stars as Detective Stevie Hall, a sharp quick-witted interrogator who is Jack’s mentor – even while she balances the demands of work and her complicated family life. Wendy Crewson plays Staff Inspector Fiona Currie, the homicide unit’s formidable boss, who works overtime to secure justice, no matter what the cost.Also announced today, all-star supporting cast members joining the series include David Cubitt (MEDIUM, VAN HELSING) as Detective Kyle Price, Stevie’s (Griffin) old flame and new co-worker at the division; David Ferry (LEGION) as Harry Barker, Stevie’s (Griffin) step-father and retired cop; Matthew Edison (THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE) as Stevie’s (Griffin) husband Jono Hall; Ben Bass (ROOKIE BLUE) as Marc Savage, Jack’s (Grimes-Beech) silver-tongued boyfriend; Al Mukadam (SPUN OUT) as the well-connected Detective Aaron Finch; and Matt Gordon (Room, ROOKIE BLUE) as Detective Donnie Sullivan, the surly yet lovable lug of homicide.“We look forward to continuing our creative partnership with Ilana Frank and eOne on this dramatic detective series anchored by strong talented female characters and the actresses behind them,” said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. “THE DETAIL offers a fresh take on the one-hour procedural with a unique blend of drama, investigation, action, and wit by these three women solving major crimes against the odds.”“We share a passion for this project, for these characters, and for entertaining audiences with realistic, human, and engaging stories,” said Adam Pettle, Co-Showrunner and Executive Producer. Ley Lukins, Co-Showrunner and Executive Producer adds, “We can’t wait to introduce people to Jack Cooper, Stevie Hall, Fiona Currie and all the other exciting characters, brought to life by our team of wonderful writers, actors, and crew to TV screens.”THE DETAIL is produced by Ilana Frank of ICF Films with global independent studio eOne in association with CTV, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, and the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit. All distribution rights are handled by eOne.The series was developed by Ley Lukins (SAVING HOPE, LOST GIRL) who serves as Co-Showrunner and Executive Producer with Adam Pettle (SAVING HOPE, KING). Executive Producers are Ilana Frank (SAVING HOPE, ROOKIE BLUE), John Morayniss (BITTEN, RANSOM), and Linda Pope (SAVING HOPE, ROOKIE BLUE), with co-executive producers Jocelyn Hamilton (CARDINAL), Sonia Hosko (SAVING HOPE, ROOKIE BLUE), and Gregory Smith (ROOKIE BLUE). Other writers include Naledi Jackson, Sarah Goodman, Graeme Stewart, Katrina Saville, Joe Pernice, and Matt Doyle. Directors on the series include Gregory Smith, Jordan Canning, Kelly Makin, Sara St. Onge, Grant Harvey, John Fawcett, and James Genn.For Bell Media, Kathleen Meek is Production Executive; Tom Hastings is Director, Drama, Original Programming; Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming; Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media. SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Twitter: @CTV_Television@TheDetailCTVAngela Griffin: @angela_griffinShenae Grimes-Beech: @shenaegrimesWendy Crewson: @wendy_crewsonDavid Cubitt: @david_cubittDavid Ferry: @lazyboyhatFacebook:www.facebook.com/CTV@TheDetailCTVInstagram:CTV: @ctv_television @TheDetailCTVShenae Grimes-Beech: @shenaegrimesbeechAngela Griffin: @theangelagriffinDavid Cubitt: @davidcubittAbout Entertainment One:Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.www.entertainmentone.comAbout Bell Media Original Programming:Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, MASTERCHEF CANADA, hit drama CARDINAL, and upcoming original series THE DISAPPEARANCE, THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, and THE DETAIL. Among the original series on Bell Media pay, specialty, and streaming platforms are Space’s internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK as well as KILLJOYS and DARK MATTER; Bravo’s award-winning and most-watched original drama 19-2; CraveTV comedies LETTERKENNY and WHAT WOULD SAL DO?; Discovery’s first-ever drama FRONTIER; Comedy’s satirical news series THE BEAVERTON; and nine series and specials for food and lifestyle channel Gusto, including ONE WORLD KITCHEN and FISH THE DISH. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual franchise HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new original scripted series in 4K.About CTV:CTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 15 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca. Advertisementlast_img read more


October 15, 2019 0

Experts to work with energy industry on oil price solutions for Alberta

first_imgNotley calls the price gap a “real and present” danger that hasto be addressed in the long term with more pipelines.The premier is travelling to Ottawa and Toronto next week to makeher case.The experts are Robert Skinner of the University of Calgary’sSchool of Public Policy, deputy energy minister Coleen Volk andBrian Topp, Notley’s former chief of staff and a policy consultant.She is giving them two to four weeks to report back to her.Last week, Cenovus Energy and Canadian Natural Resources calledfor government-imposed temporary cuts until the oil glut clears up,but Suncor Energy and Husky Energy have rejected the idea. EDMONTON, A.B. – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has appointed threeexperts to work with the energy industry to find ways to close anoil price gap that is costing Canada tens of millions a day.Notley says the Canadian economy is losing $80 million every daybecause oil from Alberta is selling about $45 a barrel less thanWest Texas Intermediate in the United States.She says that’s because there is an oversupply of Alberta oil dueto a lack of pipeline capacity to move it to markets.last_img read more


October 13, 2019 0

MR to head to Jaffna

President Mahinda Rajapaksa  is scheduled to address five political meetings in the north next month, Minister of Environment and the UPFA Secretary Susil Premjayantha  said.Accordingly meetings have been scheduled to be held in Vavuniya, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu, Mannar and Jaffna in support of the UPFA candidates contesting the forthcoming northern Provincial Council elections. Premjayantha who is gearing up the campaign for the UPFA in the Jaffna district addressing the media at his Jaffna office said that the President will address the Jaffna masses on September 15 at 10.30 am at the Jaffna Durai Appa Stadium. The Vavuniya district meeting will be held on 9th September. When asked about the violation of election rules in the Jaffna district he emphasized that the  UPFA has given special instruction to all candidates to stick to election rules and the guidelines issued by the Commissioner of Elections as well.He also said that he has already instructed the Jaffna Police DIG and the Municipal Council to take all necessary action within their purview to strictly adhere to the laws of the country. Accordingly the minister said that he requested both the Police and the Jaffna Municipal Council to take immediate action to remove all unauthorized election campaign material inclusive of symbols drawn on the streets in the Jaffna district. (Colombo Gazette) “On September 14, there will be three meetings one after the other to be held in the districts of Mannar, Kilinochchi and Pudukudi-iruppu in the Mullaitivu district” the Minister told the media. read more


October 8, 2019 0

Crescent Point to acquire Legacy Oil Gas for 153 billion including debt

CALGARY – Crescent Point Energy Corp. is shelling out $1.53 billion to acquire struggling Legacy Oil + Gas Inc. as it looks to grow its presence in Saskatchewan’s shale oil fields.The Calgary-based company (TSX:CPG) will pay for the deal with its own shares as well as take on $967 million in Legacy’s (TSX:LEG) debt.The deal is expected to close around the end of June.Crescent Point is known for its big appetite for acquisitions, especially ones that help it grow in areas where it’s already active.CEO Scott Saxberg calls the Legacy assets a “tremendous fit” for Crescent Point.Just over half of Legacy’s land is in southeast Saskatchewan, where Crescent Point is a dominant player. The Legacy takeover gets Crescent Point an entry into promising oilfields in the Midale region of Saskatchewan.Earlier this spring, activist investor FrontFour Capital Group was pushing for a shakeup of Legacy’s board of directors.During times of low commodity prices, it’s common for companies with the financial wherewithal to snap up weaker players at bargain prices. Crude is at around US$58 a barrel, compared to last year’s highs of around US$107.So far in the current downturn, there haven’t been many deals as buyers and sellers have not been able to see eye to eye on price.“With the precipitous drop in oil prices beginning in July 2014, Legacy’s valuation has come under pressure. The company’s financial leverage, which was improving in the first half of 2014, also began to erode, putting additional pressure on Legacy’s share price,” Legacy said in a release.In February, Legacy began to weigh its options.“The process culminated with the board of directors recommending the transaction with Crescent Point, which was determined to offer Legacy’s shareholders the greatest opportunity to recognize the long term value inherent in Legacy’s assets through a better capitalized combined entity, with a well-funded capital plan, stronger balance sheet and reliable dividend.”Follow @LaurenKrugel on Twitter by Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press Posted May 26, 2015 3:58 pm MDT Last Updated May 26, 2015 at 7:50 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Crescent Point to acquire Legacy Oil + Gas for $1.53 billion, including debt read more


October 3, 2019 0

The relevance of Hellenism in Australia

first_imgIs Hellenism relevant in Australia society? A workshop and forum run by the Peloponnesian Confederation of Melbourne and Victoria will discuss this topic and encourage all participants to have their say. This youth forum is a long overdue discussion which will identify the needs and requirements of the next generation and enable them to chart their own course throughout the decades of the future. Hellenism has historically been able to survive in locations where other cultures have been swallowed up, by a predominant culture through neglect of their own customs, religion, culture, identity and heritage. The Australian Hellenic community is at the cross roads at the moment and forces are at play vying for supremacy and control over the current generation of Australians’ of Hellenic background. The Greek Orthodox church on one hand is concerned about its congregation, dwindling church goers and what to do with its vast assets. The Australian Hellenic communities are concerned about its hard earned assets and the lack of interest among its members regarding the maintenance of Hellenic customs and traditions. Academia within the Australian Hellenic Community is seeing its student numbers being reduced year after year, forcing them in some cases to make drastic changes to their curriculum and student entry policies. The forum will also observe the traditional family dynamics being changed and diluted on a daily basis with the extended family now including different cultures and customs. Australians of Hellenic heritage are attracted towards leaders in the community such as Bill Papastergiadis, Bishop Iakovos, Chris Paikopoulos, Steve Kyritsis, Nicholas Kotsiras, Maria Vamvakinou, Jenny Mikakos, George Lekakis, Paul Kounelis, Arthur Psarakos, Con and Theo Markos, Lambros Tapinos, Jim Sainis, Sophia Kotanidis, Lee Tarlamis, Sophia Mirabella, Tony Tsourdelakis and many others who deserve a mention. These men and women are the current generation of leaders who have a part to play in the future of Hellenism in Australia and therefore the responsibility falls heavily upon them to promote the positive aspects of Hellenism in Australia and to ensure that Hellenism in Australia thrives and blends within the Australian fabric of society. The youth forum being promoted by the Peloponnesian Confederation is but one aspect of the mind set of its leaders are it is a pleasant surprise to observe the amicable working arrangements that have been agreed upon to find solutions to an age old problem facing the Hellenic communities in Victoria and that of Australia worked out by the leaders of the Peloponnesian Confederation. The Peloponnesian Confederation is a conglomeration of the Peloponnesian states that more often than not aspire to emulate the good work of the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria as well as enhancing the role of the Greek Orthodox Church in Melbourne Victoria. The relevance of Hellenism in Australian society will take place on Sunday 17 June at the Laconian House at 253 Albert Street, Brunswick, Victoria at 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm. The workshop and discussion will take place in English and delve into each individuals outlook on what they think on this issue. If you would like to take part, email cppellops@hotmail.com Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more


September 21, 2019 0

Grippe H1N1 le virus pandémique moins dangereux que la grippe saisonnière

first_imgGrippe H1N1 : le virus pandémique moins dangereux que la grippe saisonnièreMonde – Le Journal de l’Association Américaine Médicale vient de publier une étude démontrant que la grippe pandémique aurait été plus bénigne que la grippe saisonnière.La fondation Marshfield Clinic Research a mené une étude sur des cas de contamination par la grippe H1N1 pandémique 2009, la grippe H1N1 saisonnière, et la grippe H3N2 de 2008. Leurs résultats prouvent que le virus pandémique a présenté un risque plus faible de complications graves que les autres épidémies grippales traditionnelles. Les cas de grippe nécessitant une hospitalisation chez des enfants ont été de 1,5% pour le H1N1 pandémique, contre 3,7% pour le H1N1 saisonnier et 3,1% pour le H3N2 saisonnier. La pandémie aura touché plus d’enfants que la grippe saisonnière, mais sous une forme bénigne, moins dangereuse. Chez les adultes, le H1N1 pandémique a eu le même taux de complication que la grippe saisonnière. Le 9 septembre 2010 à 10:32 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


September 20, 2019 0

Microsoft la FTC donne son feu vert pour le rachat de Skype

first_imgMicrosoft : la FTC donne son feu vert pour le rachat de SkypeEn fin de semaine dernière, la Federal Trade Commission (FTC), l’autorité américaine du commerce, a donné son feu vert concernant l’acquisition par Microsoft du fournisseur de services de VoIP, Skype.Officialisée au début du mois de mai dernier, l’acquisition de Skype par Microsoft, pour un montant de 8,5 milliards de dollars, est la plus importante réalisée à ce jour par Microsoft. Et aujourd’hui, aucune objection n’est soulevée pour mettre un frein à cette transaction, puisque la FTC a donné son feu vert à Microsoft pour le rachat de Skype, logiciel de VoIP basé au Luxembourg et qui compte 145 millions d’utilisateurs. L’autorité américaine lève ainsi un premier obstacle avant l’intégration des services voix, vidéo et messagerie instantanée de l’éditeur dans les offres du géant américain. Generation-NT indique toutefois qu’il faut à présent attendre l’approbation du Département américain de la Justice pour finaliser l’opération outre-Atlantique.Le 20 juin 2011 à 12:38 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


September 20, 2019 0

New goldplated Walkman weighs a pound sells for 3199

first_imgSure, Goldmember was just a villain in an Austin Powers movie… but if he was real, the Sony NW-WM1Z would be his portable audio player of choice.Why? Because it’s gold-plated, sells for a whopping $3,199, and is heavy enough that you could use it to bludgeon your arch enemies. At 16.05 ounces and roughly eight times the cost of Neil Young’s already-pricey Pono, this new Walkman is Sony at its most ostentatious. Seriously, this is like the Walkman equivalent of the Beta Romeo Amy bought on Futurama, only it’s made with slightly less eagle.What’s inside the WM1Z that makes it so heavy? It’s a big ol’ hunk of copper (oxygen-free copper, at that). The electronics — including the 256GB of solid-state storage — are probably responsible for three or four ounces of the total. Oh, and if you need more space you can just slip in one of Sony’s $160 64GB micro SD cards.Yes, the WM1Z has a full color TFT display, but its 854 x 480 resolution underscores the fact that this thing is purpose-built for audio playback. If you want something that can handle hi-fidelity video, you’ll have to wait for them to come out with a similarly souped-up Watchman.People who’ve been fortunate enough to try out the MW1Z do say that it sounds very good, especially when it’s paired with Sony’s equally-opulent Z1R headphones (which they’ve priced at $2,299). Do you really get what you pay for, though? I guess that depends on whether you believe the hype about high-resolution audio… or whether you’re sold on the scientific evidence to the contrary.last_img read more


September 20, 2019 0

Stephen Chater Share schemes offer significant tax incentives

first_imgTypically, an organisation’s choice of employee share scheme will depend on the degree of employee share ownership that it wishes to introduce. One employer might want only key people to own shares, whereas another might prefer all employees to become part-owners of the business by introducing an all-employee share scheme.Various factors could be relevant: strategic reasons such as securing ownership succession; rewarding employees, and if there are financial reasons, whether this means employees share in any growth in the organisation’s value, annual profits, or both; a tax-efficient way to reward employees; business reasons such as enhancing the loyalty of employees or establishing a common interest among employee-owners.An employer that wishes to extend ownership to individual employee shareholders should be able to take advantage of one or more of the significant tax incentives that are available. These include the following arrangements: the enterprise management incentive (EMI) under which smaller organisations that satisfy certain conditions can grant to employees options to acquire shares on a discretionary basis. Provided that the price payable under the option for the shares is not less than the market value of the shares when the option is granted, there will be no income tax or national insurance (NI) on any increase in value of the shares. Any gains realised will be subject to capital gains tax (CGT), which can be at a rate as low as 10%.The company share option plan (Csop) permits grants of options over shares valued at up to £30,000, which, broadly, can be exercised without paying income tax or NI.The all-employee share incentive plan (Sip) under which income tax relief is available when employees buy shares in their organisation and/or when they are given free shares. Any gains realised will be free of CGT.Stephen Chater is share plans director at Postlethwaitelast_img read more


September 15, 2019 0

McCain Sets Sights on Pentagons Organizational Structure

first_imgAfter reforming the Pentagon’s acquisition process in this year’s defense authorization bill, John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, next plans to overhaul the military’s organizational structure and chain of command.Over the past year, McCain has held a series of hearings revisiting the landmark 1986 Goldwater-Nichols Act, with a primary focus on reining in the giant bureaucracies at the geographical combatant commands.“While the world has changed profoundly since 1986, the basic organization of the Department of Defense, as well as the roles and missions of its major civilian and military actors, has not changed all that much since Goldwater-Nichols,” McCain said. “It must be asked, is a 30-year-old defense organization equal to our present and future national security challenges?”The Goldwater-Nichols Act, which was intended to fix problems caused by inter-service rivalries, transformed the military’s traditional chain of command by empowering combatant commanders to report directly to the defense secretary, bypassing their service chiefs.The main criticism of the combatant commands is they no longer are responsible for the task they originally were established for — fighting wars. Instead they concentrate on their peacetime roles, reported Politico.“They no longer fight wars themselves, but must create new joint task forces to accomplish that mission,” Arnold Punaro, a retired Marine Corps major general, told the Armed Services Committee. “The regional combatant commanders have evolved into political-military ambassadors who focus heavily on peacetime engagements.”Some former military leaders have proposed consolidating the six regional combatant commands. In advance of McCain’s initiative, Defense Secretary Ash Carter has launched an internal review of organizational issues related to the Goldwater-Nichols Act.McCain’s effort also is looking at the size of the civilian workforce, decision-making processes and whether the military is performing commercial functions that would be better handled by private contractors, according to Politico. McCain’s proposals would be incorporated into next year’s defense authorization bill.The series of 10 congressional hearings held so far by the Armed Services Committee has generated a variety of suggestions. Several witnesses mentioned the redundancy associated with service secretaries and the uniformed service chiefs each maintaining their own headquarters staffs. One witness recommended the civilian workforce should be cut “in half or more.” Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more


September 13, 2019 0

Firstofitskind program to offer Alaska banking for cannabis businesses

first_imgAn Alaska credit union wants to offer banking services to businesses in the state’s legal cannabis industry.Based in Anchorage, Credit Union 1 is starting a pilot program to learn more, and Credit Union 1 CEO James Wileman talked with Alaska Public Media’s Casey Grove about the program.Grove: Why does Credit Union 1 want to get into providing these financial services and a few years into the legal industry, why hasn’t it been done already in Alaska?Wileman: Credit Union, 1 has always efforted to make our own magic and identify those who are under-served. And now with cannabis- and marijuana-related businesses, we see it very similarly. They don’t have access to any banking service. They are completely under served as a cash-only basis. And we’re just really excited to be providing a service to a group of entrepreneurs that don’t have access to it, number one, but have that Alaskan spirit of can-do and will do and they have done so for the last couple of years, and we’re excited to get in and be a part of it. I think the reason that it didn’t happen sooner was, there’s a risk involved. There’s some significant compliance that you have to make sure you maintain and do, and a lot of Institutions have decided over the last few years, obviously, not to get into that. We’ve worked on a program very diligently for the last, probably a year to 18 months, and we feel like we’ve put it together and now it’s time to find out.Grove: How many businesses do you have participating at this point and what services specifically are you offering?Wileman: So we’re looking to start our pilot program with just a handful of businesses. I believe it’s five to seven and we’ve chosen businesses from different aspects of the industry so that we can make sure we have those pieces in place and understood. And once we have that operating for a short period of time, we’re hoping less than six months, we’ll look to expand and add a few more businesses. Possibly up to, say 10 for example, and then operate our program for a little bit there as well. So we’re hoping within about six, maybe seven or eight months, if things go smoothly and we don’t find anything that needs major adjustment, that we would be ready in the second to third quarter of 2019. The services that will be available (will) be like for any other businesses. Ability to wire funds, for example, for taxes. Send ACH payments for bills. Making you know connections to payroll services, so that employees could get paid by direct deposit instead of cash, which right now I know some businesses do on randomized days so that their employees are safe and things like that.Grove: What are some of the difficulties that you’ve seen that are different for banking with the cannabis industry as opposed to any other business?Wileman: Yeah, you’ve got marijuana still being on the federally, you know, Schedule I narcotics list. So that introduces some variance there of risk that you have to account for. There’s guiding principles out there from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, which is a part of the U.S. Treasury that provides guidance on banking marijuana related businesses in the cannabis industry. And as long as you follow those and build a program that gives you that reasonable certainty, you are doing what’s required. Then you shouldn’t have any issues, and for us it’s about building a program that makes sure we do those things.Grove: I feel like for some people the issue of cannabis is not so much about the legality, it’s more of a social issue for them. And I wonder, is there concern at Credit Union 1 about being associated with drug culture?Wileman: I mean, Credit Union 1 has always prided itself on being a financial institution that serves everybody. All means. Economically, socially, ethnically. All walks of life. We see, certainly that issue here, but we don’t take a political or moral stand on it. This is a business that was established legally in the state of Alaska in 2014 with licensees beginning operations in ’15. And I think just like the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Board licenses bars, package stores, things of that nature. I see the marijuana-related businesses being in a very similar bucket, in that they are providing a legal service that people need or want or do enjoy, and that’s a personal preference on a personal level and it’s not our place to make a moral judgment on that. And, you know, we certainly understand there are those that might have those concerns, and we’re happy to have those conversations. But when you come at it from what makes sense and serving those who are under served and doing the right thing, you can you can weather those conversations and those discussions, and we’ve done so over the years as a credit union very well, and we think we will continue to do the same.last_img read more


September 9, 2019 0

Federal Versus Local Rights Sanctuary City Is Undefined Term

first_img Share 00:00 /00:00 Listen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Some governors, mayors and other leaders say that complying with federal requests is voluntary. Geoffrey Hoffman is with the University of Houston Law Center. He says the Harris County jail cooperates with the federal government. “They have voluntarily cooperated with the federal government under INA Section 287G.” Mayor Sylvester Turner says Houston police will not racially profile — a stance other law enforcement agencies follow. But Hoffman says that’s not the same as saying they won’t honor legitimate federal requests. Adding to the confusion is at what point local and federal law enforcement cooperate — whether it’s at a crime scene, or later on in the booking process. “Immigrants need to be able to approach the police and they need to be able to report crime. If you’re going after them and threatening them with deportation at the local level instead of the federal, then that causes a lot of hardship and a breakdown in the relationship between the community and policing.”   This may be shaping up to be a fight between federal versus local rights. One issue that may be resolved is the term “sanctuary city” — which isn’t defined in federal or state law.last_img read more


September 2, 2019 0

Santa Fe High School Alerts Parents of Threatening Text Against Students

first_imgOfficials at Santa Fe High School, where a shooting in May left 10 people dead, said students involved with a threatening text message exchange will face appropriate disciplinary action. The Houston Chronicle reports the threatening comments come less than a month after students at Santa Fe High School began the new school year.In a letter to parents, Principal Rachel Blundell said administrators learned of the threat on Wednesday afternoon and contacted authorities.Blundell said, in the letter, that “any threat against student safety will not be tolerated.”Students at Santa Fe High School began the new school year with additional security measures, including metal detectors, following the deadly shooting.The student accused of the shooting, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, has been indicted on capital murder charges and remains jailed without bond. Sharelast_img read more


September 2, 2019 0

New CRZ draft by Ministry of Environment to adversely affect fishermen

first_imgKOLKATA: The draft Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ), 2018, released by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) will have an adverse impact on the fisherfolk community in the state, feel the environmentalists. According to the environment experts, the draft has potential to change the way coastal stretches in India are governed. It also advocates the further opening of the coastal natural resources to corporate and business houses as it proposed to develop tourism in the ecologically sensitive areas. India’s coastline runs over a stretch of 7,500 km. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsVarious organisations of fishermen in the state have already opposed the move by the Centre. The National Fish Workers’ Forum and Dakshinbanga Matsyajibi Forum have decided to write a letter to the Ministry of Environment and Forests urging them not to implement the draft as it would affect the small scale fishermen. The organisations also claimed that the draft has opened up fragile inter-tidal areas to real estate agents and it will also favour large-scale industry at the cost of fishing communities. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedA major change in the new draft pertains to the CRZ limits on land along “tidal influenced water bodies”. The proposed limit has been reduced from 100 m to 50 m or the width of the creek, whichever is less.The Dakshinbanga Matsyajibi Forum (DMF) organised a two-day seminar in the state on 6 and 7 May in collaboration with DISHA, which was attended by fishing community representatives from Bengal and Andhra Pradesh along with social activists and representatives from organisations like Dakshin Foundation, LIFE and PSA. The workshop considered the history of preparation, publication, contents and implementation of successive CRZs like CRZ 1991 and CRZ 2011 as well as the preparation, publication and contents of Draft CRZ 2018.The workshop also considered the scientific, environmental and social needs for conservation of the coast and coastal resources and the rights of small and traditional fishing communities. The small and traditional fishing communities are by far the largest primary stakeholders and natural custodians of our coastal resources.”The draft notification has misused the power conferred on the ministry. The Environment Protection Act of 1986, under its section 3, provides the Center with the provision to take measures ‘for the purpose of protecting and improving the quality of the environment and preventing, controlling and abating environmental pollution ‘. But the Centre has used it to further open up the coast for exploitation and plunder by business and corporate houses,” Debasis Shyamal, secretary of the National Fish Workers’ Forum said.He added that the small and traditional coastal fishing communities, who are by far the largest stakeholders and natural custodians of our coastal resources, were not consulted by the ministry before rolling out the new draft. Fishermen organisations demanded that a law must be promulgated that will ensure the livelihood of the fishermen and also maintain the ecological balance of the coastal areas.DMF general-secretary Milan Das said: “The scale of the dilutions in the draft notification makes it more of an instructional manual for coastal development than a tool to protect the environment and the fishing communities.”last_img read more


August 31, 2019 0

Court convicts Swedish gunman of further offenses

first_img 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Sponsored Stories STOCKHOLM (AP) – A Swedish appeals court has convicted the gunman in a spate of shootings that mainly targeted immigrants of three further attempted murders, and upheld his life sentence.The appeals court in the southern city of Malmo said Thursday that 41-year-old Swede Peter Mangs was guilty of two murders and a total of eight attempted murders. It said the crimes were of such gravity that no other sentence but life could be considered. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishescenter_img Top Stories Mangs had appealed his convictions and sentence from the Malmo District Court last November. He was sentenced two years after he was arrested for more than a dozen shootings that police had linked to a single gunman.About 40 percent of Malmo’s 300,000 residents are first- or second-generation immigrants.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Comments   Share   last_img read more


August 18, 2019 0

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August 17, 2019 0

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August 10, 2019 0

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January 17, 2019 0

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January 15, 2019 0