RCMP informant testifies at triplemurder trial in Red Deer Alberta

first_imgRED DEER, Alta. – A central Alberta man accused of killing his family told an RCMP informant about a spirit who had information about the deaths and by a visit he had from a mysterious black woman.Jason Klaus and Joshua Frank are each charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Gordon, Sandra and Monica Klaus four years ago.On Wednesday, Justice Eric Macklin began listening to evidence gathered in an RCMP sting operation to determine if it will be admissible at the trial that he is hearing without a jury.One of the undercover operatives was Brady Flett, president of Stettler-based Vortex Production Services, where Monica Klaus worked prior to her death.Flett testified that Klaus asked him if he believed in spirits or visits from the deceased.Flett said he thought most of it was bogus, but that he did believe people have the ability to talk to their loved ones.He said Klaus began telling him how Monica’s spirit visited him to explain how she, Gordon and Sandra were killed and who was responsible.Flett said he begged Klaus to take the information to police, but he refused.All Klaus would say was that the killer was a man from Castor who was capable of doing “real bad stuff.”After the chilling conversation Flett wrote down what happened and called RCMP. On Jan. 9, 2014, he signed a letter of agreement to become an informant for their investigation.Flett said he wore a recording device for a Jan. 15 conversation in which Klaus repeated stories he had told others about visits from Monica’s spirit.Court has already been told that the farmhouse near Castor, Alta., was engulfed in flames by the time fire crews arrived on Dec. 8, 2013.The trial has also heard that Klaus told police that Frank shot the victims and set the house on fire.Klaus told Flett of a visit to the ruined farmhouse by a fire investigator, an insurance representative and a mysterious black lady resembling Aunt Jemima of pancake and syrup fame.Klaus said this mystery woman gave a detailed description of where the gun used in the murders could be found.“Wow, she knows a lot,” Flett said to Klaus, who in turn said the woman said she would never be seen or heard from again.The trial is to continue Thursday in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench.last_img read more

Key witness located in case of Good Samaritan homicide case Hamilton police

first_imgHAMILTON – Hamilton police say they have located a key witness in the shooting death of a 19-year-old Good Samaritan who authorities say was killed while trying to stop an altercation.Yosif Al-Hasnawi, described by police as a brave young man who was trying to do the right thing, was fatally shot in early December after he tried to help an older man who was allegedly being accosted by two men outside a mosque.Police say the older man was interviewed Wednesday afternoon after someone called in a tip that led investigators to find him.Officials say the tip came in after police released photos of the man earlier in the week in the hopes that someone would recognize him.They say details of the interview cannot be released.Two men have been charged in connection with Al-Hasnawi’s death, and a criminal investigation into paramedics’ handling of the incident was launched last month and is being carried out by a neighbouring police force.Al-Hasnawi’s family is also suing Hamilton’s paramedics, alleging they failed to properly treat the teen.last_img read more

Robert Lepage says controversial SLAV play reworked and rewritten

first_imgMONTREAL — Renowned Quebec director Robert Lepage says his previously cancelled play about black slavery has been rewritten and reworked before it is presented once again on stage next month.Lepage published a long public letter today in which he acknowledges what he calls his clumsiness and misjudgments in his early production of “SLAV,” which drew the ire of black activists for its alleged racial insensitivity.The play included a mostly white cast picking cotton and singing black slave songs and was cancelled following a brief run last summer during the Montreal International Jazz Festival.Activists protested outside the theatre and accused Lepage of appropriating black pain for profit.Lepage says in his letter that he met the group of activists and opened an important dialogue about the concept of cultural appropriation.He says he invited a member of the group to rehearsals of SLAV to witness changes made to the show before it is remounted across Quebec in 2019.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Scheer urges Trudeau to let WilsonRaybould speak further on SNCLavalin affair

first_imgOTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberals must lift a “gag order” and ensure Jody Wilson-Raybould can speak the full truth about the circumstances around her decision to leave cabinet.Scheer says the SNC-Lavalin controversy has exposed a crisis of moral and ethical leadership in Trudeau’s office.Opposition MPs have called for an emergency session of the justice committee on Wednesday and Wilson-Raybould has previously said she would be willing to return to provide additional testimony. WATCH: Scheer addressed SNC-Lavalin accusationsWilson-Raybould previously told the committee she was subjected to relentless, inappropriate pressure to stop the trial of the engineering giant on bribery and fraud charges related to contracts in Libya.Last week, Trudeau’s former principal secretary Gerald Butts told the committee that he believed no one from the Prime Minister’s Office had done anything wrong.Butts also testified that Wilson-Raybould never complained about improper pressure to halt the criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin until Trudeau decided to move her out of her cabinet role as justice minister.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

TIFF 2019 RISING STARS ON BEING PART OF THE CHANGING FACE OF

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Twitter At a red carpet event for TIFF earlier this summer, some of the Canadian actors spoke about their desire to further Hollywood efforts to achieve gender parity and increase support for diverse voices. Here’s a look at each of their burgeoning careers:NAHEMA RICCI (PHOTO: ANTIGONE)NAHEMA RICCIThis 21-year-old helms one of the buzziest homegrown titles of the fest, “Antigone,” billed as an indictment of the refugee experience in North America.Directed by Quebec filmmaker Sophie Deraspe, this modern-day interpretation of the classic Greek tragedy centres on an immigrant family in Montreal anchored by straight-A student Antigone, played by Ricci — herself a Montreal-born child of immigrant parents of Franco-Tunisian descent.After their parents are murdered, Antigone, her sister Ismene, her brothers Eteocle and Polynice, and their grandmother Menecee attempt to build a quiet life in a tiny apartment in their working-class neighbourhood. But tragedy strikes when Eteocle is wrongfully gunned down by police during the arrest of Polynice, a small-time drug dealer.Speaking about her career, Ricci says she’s buoyed by the chance to forge a show business profile amid an apparent sea-change that emphasizes equity and representation, but she sees any recent gains merely as “a great step.”“Hopefully, I’m getting more opportunity than I would have 20 years ago being a woman and being a woman from a minority,” says Ricci, “but I think there’s a lot of work to do, still, and we have to stay vigilant because we have seen in history a backlash that can happen.”Shamier Anderson (Photo: Getty Images) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment SHAMIER ANDERSONAnderson arrives at TIFF as a supporting player in Drake Doremus’s “Endings, Beginnings,” which stars Shailene Woodley as an idealistic woman caught up in a love triangle.But he also takes a leading role as co-host of the fourth annual B.L.A.C.K Ball, an event hosted during TIFF and in Los Angeles during Oscars season, with its acronym referencing the initiative’s mission of Building a Legacy in Acting, Cinema and Knowledge.Co-founded and co-hosted by Anderson’s younger brother Stephan James — a TIFF rising star from 2015 — the event’s goal is to foster mentorship relationships between established stars and emerging talent, especially those from marginalized communities. Anderson calls efforts to support onscreen diversity “a human issue.”“It starts before we get here, it starts back in the projects in Toronto, in poverty-stricken neighbourhoods. I think we’ve got to get to those places because that’s where I’m from,” says Anderson, a Scarborough native whose credits include the feature films “City of Lies” and “Destroyer,” the Space series “Wynonna Earp” and Netflix’s “Dear White People.”The 28-year-old recently wrapped work on the civil rights drama “Son of the South” and the sci-fi thriller “Stowaway.”Anderson says he and his brother James — pegged in a recent Variety profile as poised to join Hollywood’s A-list — are committed to making a difference: “We have a responsibility, especially coming from Scarborough, and (are) hoping that our city and our country can help us in this change.”Kacey Rohl (Photo: IMDB)KACEY ROHLThis Vancouver actress has amassed several TV roles over the past decade in series including AMC’s “The Killing,” CW/Space’s “Arrow,” NBC/Citytv’s “Hannibal,” and Fox/Citytv’s “Wayward Pines,” and is currently shooting CBC’s upcoming spy thriller, “Fortunate Son.”In her new TIFF film “White Lie,” Rohl dominates nearly every frame as a young woman who becomes a campus celebrity after pretending to have been diagnosed with cancer.Directed by Calvin Thomas and Yonah Lewis, the film is billed as an examination of social media’s impact on contemporary culture, including the alarming proliferation of manipulation and falsehoods across the internet.The 28-year-old Rohl plays the attention-hungry Katie, who finds herself unable to give up the fantasy world she’s created even as it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain the elaborate ruse.Co-stars include Martin Donovan of HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” Connor Jessup of ABC/CTV’s “American Crime,” Amber Anderson of Netflix’s “Black Mirror,” and Sharon Lewis of Global’s “Private Eyes.”Mikhail Ahooja (Photo: Andréanne Gauthier)MIKHAIL AHOOJAThis francophone actor has amassed an impressive list of credits in his home province of Quebec, where he can be seen on stage, in television series and film.The 31-year-old performer acknowledges he’s relatively unknown in English Canada, but says he’s ready to change that with his new film, “The Twentieth Century.” The surreal take on the early years of William Lyon Mackenzie King comes from Winnipeg’s Matthew Rankin, whose offbeat style has been described as akin to fellow ‘pegger Guy Maddin.“This is my first English movie that I’ll be in, it’s just amazing to be here with everybody,” Ahooja said. “I want to hopefully meet a lot of people that can help me explore this new market.”Rankin’s bizarre biopic stars Beirne as the former Canadian prime minister, revealed here in his youth as a political hopeful full of “both manic ambition and cherubic naivete.” Like his fellow rising stars, Ahooja says he’s energized by a push for new voices.“People who were silenced for so many years, who didn’t have their place in movies or in big blockbusters now have the chance to be there and have their part to play and they represent a lot of people in the population,” he says. “Twenty years from now this won’t even be a conversation.”The Toronto International Film Festival runs Sept. 5 to 15.Cassandra Szklarski ~ The Canadian Presscenter_img Advertisement It’s hard to stand out amid the A-listers who descend upon the Toronto International Film Festival each year, but a quartet of emerging Canadian performers are willing to try.Shamier Anderson, Nahema Ricci, Kacey Rohl, and Mikhail Ahooja are the fest’s homegrown “rising stars” this year, a designation that gives them access to private industry meetings with casting directors, filmmakers, producers, and executives.An additional four global rising stars include Norway’s Josefine Frida, Australia’s Geraldine Viswanathan, the United States’ Kelvin Harrison Jr., and Argentina’s Chino Darín — son of renowned actor Ricardo Darin. 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The NL Easts MetsNats Battle May Come Down To Injuries

3Miami Marlins7778797777.6 EXPECTED NUMBER OF WINS RANKTEAMPECOTAFANGRAPHSDAVENPORTWESTGATEAVERAGE 1Washington Nationals8891899289.9 How forecasters view the NL East 4Atlanta Braves7673747674.6 2New York Mets8985858986.9 In honor of the 2017 Major League Baseball season, which starts April 2, FiveThirtyEight is assembling some of our favorite baseball writers to chat about what’s ahead. Today, we focus on the National League East with MetsBlog.com writer Maggie Wiggin and FiveThirtyEight senior political writer Harry Enten. The transcript below has been edited. neil (Neil Paine, FiveThirtyEight senior sportswriter): I will have everyone know that I am wearing a non-Mets hat today to maintain my impartiality during this chat. (The Orioles are my wife’s team, so I stole her hat today …)Let’s get started. The top projected team in the East according to Fangraphs is the Washington Nationals. That’s been true for a number of years, including seasons in which the Nats both won the division and fell short spectacularly. Do we think they should be the favorites again this year? Or is it an every-other-year thing where they’ll disappoint again?heynawl-enten: Last year, the Mets were actually favored in the preseason projections. That turned out great for them!maggiewiggin: I think the Nationals have the edge, but it’s a close enough competition with the Mets that it should be a tight race down the stretch.neil: Is it fair to say that Washington has been a tough team to get a read on during this stretch? They always seem to have one of the most talented rosters in the league, but it doesn’t always translate.maggiewiggin: They always seem to have one piece of the team really underwhelm. In 2015, it was the bullpen. Last year, it was Bryce Harper (though Daniel Murphy’s transformation into Mecha Ted Williams offset that). I don’t know if that makes them any different from other teams, but they never have that unbeatable vibe.neil: How many more chances do you think the Nationals will get with this Harper/Stephen Strasburg core? I remember when they shut Strasburg down in 2012 — the rationale was that they were playing the long game for many shots at a championship. Fast forward to now, and I wonder whether they’d feel the same way.maggiewiggin: It’s tough to feel any certainty with Strasburg. He keeps approaching this true ace-level pitching without ever quite getting there. I thought we were finally seeing it last season before (another) injury did him in. Harper is also up and down, but in 2015, we actually did see him get there.heynawl-enten: The crazy thing for me is that Strasburg has never really had that standout season. His highest wins above replacement in a season is 3.5. He’s never finished higher than ninth for Cy Young. Heck, he only garnered a vote in one season.maggiewiggin: Whenever I look at Strasburg’s numbers, the only one that ever really blows me away is that he’s going into his eighth year in the bigs. We’re all getting old.heynawl-enten: At least we’re all getting old together.maggiewiggin: Except for Max Scherzer, it would seem.heynawl-enten: He’s Dick Van Dyke for baseball.neil: I bet he does a better British accent. Meanwhile, with all this talk of getting old, 23-year-old Trea Turner has no idea how we feel at all. With him improving and the additions of catcher Matt Wieters and outfielder Adam Eaton, could this be the most talent that Washington has had in this Harper/Strasburg era? (And will it be enough to pass the Cubs? Thinking big-picture here.)maggiewiggin: They’re definitely stacked, but it’s hard not to imagine the loss of Wilson Ramos stinging.heynawl-enten: Cubs? You’re talking Cubs? I’d like to see the Nats advance past the divisional round first.neil: Come to think of it, Wieters might be a nice metaphor for the Nats. Supposed to be a future Hall of Famer, he ended up being just “pretty good” (though he’s been even less than that recently).maggiewiggin: I do think the impact of picking up Eaton was overshadowed by the hefty price tag. There’s a ton of speed at the top of that lineup now and some killer defense up the middle. Pretty much the anti-Mets on those measures.neil: Great transition! Let’s talk about those Mets.heynawl-enten: Thank goodness they kept Bartolo Colon.neil: We’ll get to Bart later.heynawl-enten: neil: Anyway, the Mets! The big problem for them last year was health. (And the next-biggest problem. And the next-biggest.) That would seem to portend an improvement this year, right? They can’t possibly be that hurt again.maggiewiggin: It’s pretty much their only glaring weakness at this point.neil: But pitchers are weird creatures, too. Does relying too much on pitching set you up for that?maggiewiggin: It’s a lot of eggs in a very rickety basket, but, oh man, those eggs taste good.heynawl-enten: I’m hungry now.maggiewiggin: So’s Bartolo — it’s why we love him.heynawl-enten: Nice.maggiewiggin: But what the Mets are making work for them is the rare combination of quality and quantity on the mound. Every guy who comes up seems to outperform expectations. Their injury-ravaged rotation was top in the game in FanGraphs’ WAR last year; that shouldn’t happen.heynawl-enten: Their fifth starter at this point is Jacob deGrom clone Robert Gsellman. He didn’t do too horribly last year. The biggest question mark I have is Matt Harvey. And that wasn’t all about injuries last year.neil: Yeah, do we think he’ll ever be the same? (And does he really need to be?)maggiewiggin: No, on both counts. But it would be nice if he could claw his way back to something like a mid-3’s ERA and 175-ish innings. His baseline was just so incredibly high if you look at what he did for three seasons, even right after Tommy John surgery.heynawl-enten: Most of the Mets staff is getting into their upper 20s in age. I do wonder about that a little bit. Especially given the heat at which some of these guys (like Harvey) could throw.maggiewiggin: You’ve basically got a whole staff throwing 91 mph sliders — it’s not exactly ergonomic.neil: And if that staff isn’t quite as lights-out, is there reason to think the offense will be able to offset any decline? The Mets were tied for the fourth-fewest runs scored in the National League last year.maggiewiggin: Compared to last year, the offense boils down to two things for me: how much you buy into situational hitting as a repeatable skill and how quickly they can get Jay Bruce out of there.neil: Right, because they were terrible with runners on/in scoring position.maggiewiggin: Almost historically so.heynawl-enten: Look, Jay Bruce is a quality … Oh who am I kidding. Why oh why did they make that trade?neil: It was important for blocking Michael Conforto’s development.heynawl-enten: He is perhaps the other big question mark to me. Conforto had the sophomore curse last year.maggiewiggin: They traded for Bruce because they were chasing the Cespedes dragon.neil: Speaking of, seems like they basically had to bring Cespedes back just to keep the lineup afloat and anywhere near on par with what they figure to get out of the pitching.maggiewiggin: The team is barely a borderline contender without Cespedes, if that. But I agree that Conforto is the wild card here.neil: “Wild card” might be the operative term. Again.heynawl-enten: Nice.neil: Either way, it seems like there’s kind of a gap between the top two teams and the rest of this division. That’s what we thought before last season as well, but Miami kept things competitive until the end. Then they suffered a tragic loss that can’t really be quantified, the death of Jose Fernandez. Is there any way that the Marlins can rally back to their form for most of last season and contend again, or was that chance lost forever with Fernandez’s passing?maggiewiggin: The Marlins are definitely a team without a real identity now. They were built around this incredibly dynamic duo of Fernandez and Giancarlo Stanton, but it’s hard to see any real path to contention for them this year. Their starting pitching tops out at mediocre, though I expect the lineup to surprise a bit.neil: Even without Barry Bonds as hitting coach?maggiewiggin: The true Barry Bonds is inside all of us. I think their big spending on relievers had one express purpose — setting up a midseason fire sale to fill a barren farm system. They’re going to be treading water for a couple of years.neil: Yeah, I think many fans might be surprised how poorly their farm system grades out. It’s in last place, according to Baseball America.heynawl-enten: The best thing the Marlins have going for them is that Jeffrey Loria is probably going to sell the team, at long last.neil: That is actually great news for them. Loria is the worst. Going back to Stanton, what do we expect of his 2017 season? His exit velocity was still on point, but big chunks of his 2016 were awful.maggiewiggin: He’s another guy who just can’t stay healthy.heynawl-enten: “Awful” is a bit of an overstatement. He did have 2.5 WAR last year. But, yeah, he’s only played in more than 120 games once in the last four seasons.maggiewiggin: It actually says a lot about him that his .815 OPS was a career-low.neil: So it seems like he might be due for better things this year, then, if he stays in the lineup.maggiewiggin: If he’s on the field, the power is going to be there too. He’s a very, very strong man.neil: Very true, and Christian Yelich is no slouch either. Maybe the thing for Miami is whether they have the depth around their stars to really make any noise.maggiewiggin: And the pitching. Wei-Yin Chen is their number one starter — that’s never a good sign.neil: Eek.maggiewiggin: They do have a solid bullpen, but again, how much of that is still around on Aug. 1? Not a lot if everyone’s doing their jobs right.neil: Well, that was one thing I wanted to ask about all three of the teams projected to finish 3-4-5 in this division: Which direction are they moving in the Success Cycle? If Miami is moving toward a rebuild, the Braves seem like they might be moving toward respectability with some of their offseason pickups.heynawl-enten: They’re timing it well to move into their new stadium.maggiewiggin: The Braves have such a rich talent pool in the minors, they’re getting very close to being a force again.neil: Yeah, it can’t be long it seems, with Dansby Swanson assuming a full-time role and the best farm system in MLB coming up behind him.heynawl-enten: One thing to keep an eye on with the Braves is how strong they finished last year. They were 18-10 in September and October.neil: Positively Mets-like in that regard.maggiewiggin: The Matt Kemp acquisition in left field surprisingly worked out very well for them, so far at least.neil: And now apparently they’re trying the pitcher version of that with Bartolo, R.A. Dickey and Jaime Garcia.heynawl-enten: Granted, Dickey hasn’t been worth very much, but I like the idea. “Cheaper” veterans combined with youngsters.maggiewiggin: The only question is: Who will they package with Kelly Johnson when they trade him to the Mets?heynawl-enten: HAH!neil: It’s an annual tradition.So, any chance the Braves actually challenge the Nats and Mets? Or are they still a year or two away?maggiewiggin: Like with the Marlins, the rotation seems to be the biggest weakness, but a hot first half combined with a big get at the deadline could have them nipping at some heels for sure. But realistically, 2018 seems to be when that window opens.heynawl-enten: I wouldn’t be shocked if they stayed competitive for some of the year. Winning the division is another question entirely.neil: I have to ask the same of the Phillies, who’ve shared the NL East’s basement apartment with the Braves these past few years …heynawl-enten: Last season, the Phillies were quite awful in every month not named April.neil: They were also the luckiest team in baseball not named “Texas Rangers.”maggiewiggin: They have some serious depth issues. Anything other than exceptional health could get ugly fast.neil: Then again, on the upside, they were the youngest team in baseball last year. And, similar to Atlanta, they have one of the best farm systems in baseball.maggiewiggin: Both teams have managed their rebuilds very well in that way.heynawl-enten: But I feel like they’re still a few years away.maggiewiggin: I agree. They lack any clear top-level talent right now, though they have a few promising names.heynawl-enten: I guess the good news is that the Phillies finally got rid of Ryan Howard. That signing didn’t make sense when it happened, and it certainly makes no sense now.maggiewiggin: The fact that they kept him around as long as they did will remain one of life’s great unsolved mysteries.neil: He was worth -1.0 WAR or worse in four of his final five seasons! 😱heynawl-enten: Getting back to the larger point, I think the Phillies have the least to look forward to of any NL East team this season. Well, either them or the Marlins.maggiewiggin: The lowest upside as currently constructed, definitely.neil: But the parallel rebuilds in Philly and Atlanta might also underscore that the clocks are ticking in Washington and New York.maggiewiggin: It’s going to be a very different landscape in two years — that’s for sure. Especially if Washington keeps deferring money like the world is ending.heynawl-enten: Remember, the Braves were good for all those years, and then they weren’t. Dynasties have a way of ending, and the Nationals have not a single thing to show for it. The Mets may hold on a little longer, given the age of their pitching staff (getting older, but not close to old).maggiewiggin: Hey, if Tim Tebow can get a real, live hit, anything’s possible.heynawl-enten: He got a hit? The world might really be coming to an end.maggiewiggin: Hmm, maybe the Nats’ financial strategy is sounder than I thought. Based on projected wins or over/under win totals. Data gathered on March 15, 2017.Sources: Baseball Prospectus, Fangraphs, Clay Davenport, Las Vegas Review-Journal 5Philadelphia Phillies7372727372.4 read more

Scotland becomes latest country to legalise samesex marriage

first_imgA very strong message of inclusion, of value and of equality has been sent to lesbian and gay people everywhere. Now, you will not be able to leave the shores of Ireland in any direction without reaching a country where civil marriage is available to lesbian and gay couples.In Ireland, a referendum on access to civil marriage for lesbian and gay couples will be held in 2015.“We firmly believe that the people of Ireland will continue their warm acceptance of lesbian and gay couples and their families and that a yes vote can be carried in a referendum that would provide access to civil marriage,” said Rose.Read: Scotland to press ahead with plans to legalise same-sex marriage> SCOTLAND HAS BECOME the latest country to legalise same-sex marriage, meaning that all of Great Britain will soon allow lesbian and gay couples equal access to marriage.The Scottish Parliament passed the Marriage and Civil Partnership Bill tonight by 105 votes to 18.Ministers were allowed to have a free vote on the issue.Under the bill, transgender people will be able to stay married when they obtain their Gender Recognition Certificate, instead of having to get divorced.WelcomedThe news that the bill provides for marriage for lesbian and gay couples was welcomed by GLEN, the Gay & Lesbian Equality Network.It is expected that couples will be able to marry from the autumn of this year.The decision means that Scotland joins England and Wales in providing equal access to marriage for lesbian and gay couples across all of Great Britain.According to the BBC, Scotland’s two main churches are opposed to the bill – but no religious community will have to hold same-sex marriage ceremonies.“The vote of the Scottish Parliament is a further historic step in the journey to full equality for lesbian and gay people in the United Kingdom,” said Kieran Rose, GLEN chair.last_img read more

Dan hates spam spends his days suing spammers

first_imgDaniel Balsam has dedicated his work life to suing spammers, and he’s gotten pretty good at it. Today, he makes a living off of the lawsuit judgments going in his favor, while at the same time being a real thorn in the side of spammers who see him as nothing but an annoying menace using the anti-spam laws incorrectly to generate profit.For e-mail users everywhere, he will likely be seen as a bit of a hero. Using the law to force companies to change their spamming ways, or at least hitting their bottom line by winning cash on the outcome of lawsuits regularly seem perfectly fine to us.Dan’s method of attack is simple. After getting very annoyed with spam in his inbox he started the website DanHatesSpam.com. He then went to law school to learn the trade so he could do something about spam more directly. Since becoming qualified he uses the anti-spamming laws to catch out these companies. Such laws state that you can’t send an e-mail with a misleading header that makes the reader think it isn’t a sales pitch, you can’t state a product is free when it isn’t, and you have to have an opt-out in the e-mail that works.If Dan receives such e-mails and they break the anti-spam laws, then he starts a case against the company, takes them to small claims court, and wins. He may be small time, but judgements in his favor now exceed $1 million, making him a problem companies sending out this spam cannot ignore. It also helps that he has no lawyer fees of his own to pay.Dan does have enemies, one very vocal opponent is defense lawyer Bennet Kelley, who regularly has to go up against him in court:He really seems to be trying to twist things for a buck. There is nothing wrong per se with being an anti-spam crusader. But Dan abuses the processes by using small claims court. A lot of people will settle with him to avoid the hassle. If the defense lawyer representing companies that spam says Dan is a hassle, then we know he is doing us all a favor. We wish him well and all hate spam, so thank you Dan.Read more at the Associated Presslast_img read more

Two DIY methods to make 30 headphones sound like prolevel 300 cans

first_imgThe consumer headphones game is full of shadiness. For example, the difference between most $20 and $100 headphones has nothing to do with quality or longevity, only style. This is especially true with cheap earbuds, where the secret scam is that they are all pretty much the same. To actually hear the difference as opposed to just see it, you often have to pay far more than most people are willing to.Spending $300 on a pair of headphones aren’t your only option, though. If you want to listen to high-quality music but don’t feel like spending as much as an iPad for them, you can turn a cheap, comfortable pair of knock-offs into some decent audiophile headphones fairly easily and with minimum expense. This isn’t for everyone, as it’s a DIY project, but it is possible to mod a cheap pair of headphones into some high-fidelity and orthodynamic cans. You’ll need some serious machinery, like a dremel, but all-in-all, the project is pretty simple and understandable: it’s all about organ transplant.Basically, you scour eBay for cheap used headphones using 40mm drivers, buy them, rip out the drivers and transplant them into your cheaper set of earphones. Then you use some extra insulation to keep everything in place, rebuild your headphones and voila.If that sounds complicated to you, though, let me give you a much easier tip. Buy yourself a pair of Koss PortaPro headphones. They’re a proven, timeless design with some absolutely fantastic sound quality that cost less than $30 and come with a lifetime warranty. Now buy yourself a pair of these and follow the easy instructions in this video to make yourself a pair of world-class noise-isolating headphones good enough for any electronic musician. You’re welcome.Read more at Does It Pewlast_img read more

Judge dismisses case of woman who claims she was coerced into giving

first_img 23,306 Views Short URL Sep 5th 2019, 2:40 PM Thursday 5 Sep 2019, 2:40 PM By Aodhan O’Faolain & Ray Managh Judge dismisses case of woman who claims she was coerced into giving her baby up for adoption The woman, who gave birth when she was 16 years of age, also claimed the AAI had failed to ensure that she was in a position to give informed consent. Share2 Tweet Email1 https://jrnl.ie/4796787 THE HIGH COURT has dismissed a damages action against the Adoption Authority of Ireland brought by a 56-year-old woman who claims she was coerced into having her baby daughter adopted nearly 40 years ago.The woman sued both the Adoption Authority (AAI) and an accredited adoption agency, Cúnamh, for personal injuries and an alleged breach of constitutional rights arising out of the adoption of her baby in 1979.The woman, who gave birth when she was 16 years of age, also claimed the AAI had failed to ensure that she was in a position to give informed consent to the adoption of her child.In a pretrial motion, the AAI sought to have her action struck out on grounds including that the case was statute-barred and over the lengthy delay by the woman in bringing the proceedings.The AAI claimed the delay meant they could no longer have a fair trial as a number of critical witnesses to the adoption were either dead or no longer available. The events at the centre of the claim dated back to 1979-80, it said.The woman’s lawyers in opposing the AAI’s motion argued the statute of limitations did not apply from the date of her becoming an adult, in 1984 because the woman was effectively not of sound mind as a result of her age and the trauma she suffered.Her trauma was reopened in more recent years as a result of a lot of coverage of the topic of enforced adoptions, it was further submitted.Rejecting claims that there had been a delay it was argued that the woman wrote to the AAI in 1989 claiming it was an enforced adoption. The defendant was aware from back then that she might have a claim and should have looked into it, it was argued.In his judgment on Wednesday Mr Justice Garrett Simons said he was satisfied to strike out the woman’s claim against the AAI after finding there was “a real risk of an unfair trial and an unjust result” should the action be allowed to proceed.He said that the absence of relevant witnesses by the defendants would have the effect that a trial could be one-sided and would not meet the constitutional requirements of a fair trial.There was also a real risk that the judge hearing the trial “would be unable to reach a just verdict” in circumstances where that court would not have the benefit of all the relevant evidence.The Judge said he was also satisfied that the delay in bringing the proceedings, which were commenced in 2015, was both inordinate and inexcusable.The judge said that it would at this stage of the proceedings be inappropriate to rule on the issue of the claim is statute-barred without the benefit of oral evidence and cross-examination of relevant parties.The judge added that his judgement was “not about the underlying merits of the case,” but was focused on the two delay-related issues.The woman’s claim against Cúnamh remains in being.However, it is understood that Cúnamh has brought a pretrial motion, also aimed at having her action dismissed on grounds of delay, which has been adjourned generally.The woman claimed that she became pregnant at 15 years of age.The child was born in July 1979 in Mount Carmel Hospital, Dublin, where three days later the baby was taken from her against her will.She says she went alone to Cúnamh, then known as the Irish Rescue and Protection Society, looking for assistance and accommodation.She was told it was an adoption service and it was too late for her to object because she had already signed the consent papers.It is claimed that as a child herself, she was not in a position to give proper consent.As a child, she could have been taken into care or a guardian appointed to protect her interests, she claimed.She claimed that what happened to her affected her mental health. She eventually coped by blocking it from her mind so that it was not real to her and later married and had two more children.However, she continued to suffer psychological trauma, panic attacks and sleep disturbance, it is alleged. She claims she suffers from post-traumatic stress as a result of unresolved issues around the adoption.Her claims are denied and the defendants have argued that she was made fully aware of her rights at the time of the adoption and given ample opportunities to reconsider before she signed the adoption consent form.The matter will return before the High Court after the sides have considered Thursday’s judgment, next month. No Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

How I Spend My Money A property surveyor on €45000 who regularly

first_img Wednesday 11 Sep 2019, 7:30 PM By TheJournal.ie reader 36,898 Views 08.09.19 How I Spend My Money: Construction manager on €38,000 spending less since birth of first child 28 Comments Wed 7:31 PM How I Spend My Money: A property surveyor on €45,000 who regularly dips into his savings He wonders if he’ll ever be able to contribute to a pension or health insurance. WELCOME TO HOW I Spend My Money, a series on TheJournal.ie that runs on Wednesdays and Sundays and looks at what people in Ireland really do with their cash.We’ve asked readers to keep a record of how much they earn, how much they save, if anything, and what they spend their money on over the course of one week. Each money diary is submitted by readers just like you. When reading and commenting, bear in mind that their situation will not be relatable for everyone, it is simply an account of a week in their shoes.Last time, a construction manager on €38,000 wrote about how he is spending less since the arrival of his first child. Today, a property surveyor on €45,000 records how he usually dips into his savings in order to provide for his family of five.Occupation: Commercial property surveyorAge: 35Location: DublinSalary: €45,000Monthly pay (net): €3,263Children’s Allowance: €420Monthly expensesTransport: €270 (this is an average monthly cost and includes both diesel and M50 tolls)Mortgage: €940.50Insurance: Mortgage protection, life and home insurances €102.36Bin charges: €20Gas and Electricity: €163TV and Broadband: €73.48Phone bill: €25 (wife’s phone). Mine is covered by my employerCar loan: €453.02Loan repayment for a gas boiler replacement: €89.90Credit card repayments: €100 – €150 depending on the monthGroceries: This can vary month to month but on average around €400Netflix: €7.99Savings: €500Eldest child’s dance class: €32Monday7:30am: I get up, shower and shave, and put on a pot of porridge for the family’s breakfast. I grab my lunch (sandwich and fruit), drop my daughter to school and head to work.11:00am: I buy a new rain cover online for the pram as the old one has ripped (€44.00).12:00pm: My wife picks up some groceries (€15.89) and a birthday present for a friend (€32.40).1:30pm: On the way to a meeting with a colleague, we stop for a coffee as we haven’t had lunch. I get these (€6.40).2:45pm: I head back to the office and I finally have a chance to have my sandwich.6pm: I leave work and go home for the evening.Today’s total: €98.69Tuesday8:00am: I get up, shower, and get ready for work. I grab my lunch (sandwich and fruit), drop my daughter to school and head to work.12:30pm: I’ve had a headache all morning – starting to feel a sinus pain. I go to a local pharmacy and get some decongestant tablets and a bottle of water for €7.55.1pm: I have lunch at my desk as usual.6:40pm: I leave work and go home.7:15pm: I get home, have dinner (my wife made a stir-fry) and spend time with the kids before bedtime. There’s enough dinner leftover for tomorrow’s lunch – so that goes in a lunch box.9pm: The kids are put to bed and I watch some TV with tea and biscuits.11pm: I head to bed.Today’s total: €7.55Wednesday7:00am: I get up, shower and shave, and put on a pot of porridge for the family’s breakfast.8:50am: I grab my lunch (stir-fry and fruit), drop my daughter to school and head to work. I stop off for a coffee on the way for €3.25.1pm: My wife goes to our local supermarket for some groceries (€26.77).3pm: I have a formal event to attend tomorrow, and have hired a tuxedo so I pop out to pick it up. It costs €50.00.6pm: I leave work and I head for the hospital to visit my mother who is recovering from surgery.7:30pm: I leave the hospital, car parking is €2.40 per hour, go home and spend the rest of the evening at home with my family.Today’s total: €82.42Thursday8:20am:  We’ve overslept so I get up in a hurry and take my daughter to school.9:05am: I leave for work and I have a client meeting at 10.30am which I’m in plenty of time for. I stop off for a coffee and muffin as I haven’t had breakfast for €5.25.1pm: I didn’t bring lunch today and I am going straight out after work tonight so get a roll and a packet of crisps for €5.50.4:45pm: I go home and get ready for the formal dinner tonight. I shower, shave, put on the tux and have a lift arranged into town to meet up with colleagues.7pm: I go to meet colleagues for a drink before dinner. I get there early so have a pint (€6.00).7:45pm: I get a taxi to the hotel which costs €15.00.10:30pm: Dinner is over and we hang around chatting and then head to the bar. I get a couple of rounds in for €36.00.01:30am: I get a taxi home for €20.00.Today’s total: €87.75Friday9:30am: I get up to find my good wife has breakfast ready for me – happy days! 11:00am: I head to work and work through lunch.5:30pm: I finish work and head home. I stop on the way to get diesel (€60.00).6:15pm: I arrive home and we order a pizza with sides, drinks and dessert for €38.85.Today’s total: €98.85Saturday09:00am: I get up and take the eldest child to dance class. I meet one of the other dads there so we head off for a coffee for half an hour (€6.80).11:30am: We take a short family shopping trip to the supermarket. We pick up some groceries and ingredients for baking later as well as some goodies to give to a friend for their birthday (€58.20).2pm: We arrive home for the day, have some lunch and do some cleaning. Later the kids are baking while the rugby is on. We stay home for the rest of the evening and have a home-made Indian.Today’s total: €65.00Sunday10:00am: I’m home with the kids while my wife goes out for brunch with friends (€20.00).2:30pm: My wife brings me home a sandwich which is delicious but WAY overpriced when I see the €7.95 sticker on it!3:30pm: I go to the hospital to visit my mother for a couple of hours. I buy a newspaper (€1.20), coffee (€2.50) and a bar of chocolate (€1.30).6pm: I leave the hospital for home. Car parking – €7.20 and I decide to treat the family to some chips since it’s too late to start making a ‘Sunday Dinner’. I get the kids and go get some chicken nuggets, sausages and chips for them and some food for myself and my wife for €24.60Today’s total: €64.75Weekly subtotal: €505.01What I’ve learned:I generally stick to a fairly monotonous routine. It’s the events, one-off items and impulse buys that really add up.I didn’t need to buy take-aways or coffees, and if I wasn’t out at an event I wouldn’t have been drinking, and probably wouldn’t have spent money on a take-away the following night.I thought I had a good handle on my spending, as I already do track and plan for all recurring monthly outgoings (mortgage, bills, fuel etc.) but it’s the small things that all add up such as coffees, take-aways and drinks.It’s a worry that some months it gets very tight in the last week before payday, and we sometimes resort to dipping into savings to make sure monthly direct debits are covered.I’m wondering whether I’ll ever be in a position to contribute towards a pension or take out health insurance.center_img TheJournal.ie reader Short URL Share4 Tweet Email1 https://jrnl.ie/4785457 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Related Readlast_img read more

Les macaques rhésus nont pas le rythme dans la peau

first_imgLes macaques rhésus n’ont pas le rythme dans la peauPubliant leurs travaux sur PLoS ONE, des chercheurs hollandais et mexicains ont montré expérimentalement que les macaques rhésus, contrairement aux humains et à certains oiseaux, n’ont pas un sens inné du rythme.Battre la mesure, percevoir la cadence d’un rythme, évaluer la rapidité d’un thème musical… : tout ceci sont des capacités instinctives chez l’Homme – même chez le nourrisson – et chez certains oiseaux, comme l’ont déjà démontré des recherches analysant, via des électrodes, les signaux électriques du cerveau chez des sujets soumis à des stimuli sonores. Mais qu’en est-il chez les primates non humains ? À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Pour le savoir, Henkjan Honing, professeur de cognition musicale à l’Université d’Amsterdam (UVA) et une équipe de neurobiologistes de l’Université nationale autonome du Mexique (UNAM) dirigée par Merchant Hugo, ont fait passer le même type de tests à des macaques rhésus. Au cours de l’expérience, ils ont fait écouter à plusieurs sujets différents musiques dotées de rythme plus ou moins lent. Dans le même temps, ils ont utilisé des électrodes pour mesurer les signaux électriques au niveau du cerveau de chacun des macaques. Les chercheurs ont ainsi constaté que ces singes sont en mesure de détecter les groupes rythmiques (basés sur une notion de durée) dans la musique, mais ne peuvent en revanche appréhender le rythme proprement dit (les pulsations). Un résultat qui confirme deux hypothèses : d’abord, celle dite “de dissociation” qui stipule qu’il y a une dissociation entre la perception de ces deux éléments distincts, les groupes rythmiques et le rythme. Ensuite, celle dite de “l’apprentissage vocal”. Cette hypothèse suggère que seules les espèces capables d’imiter les sons – l’Homme, certains oiseaux et mammifères non primates – possèdent la capacité d’induire les battements rythmiques.Le 16 décembre 2012 à 16:32 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Ruling on the Bight PNP leader calls for respect of decision

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 19, 2017 – Providenciales – The Chief Justice Her Ladyship Margret Ramsey Halle will hand down her ruling on the matter of George Pratt vs. Porsha Smith-Stubbs at 9:30 am at the Supreme Court in Unit A-207 Graceway Plaza on Leeward Highway.   Opposition Leader Hon. Charles Washington Misick is urging all supporters and followers of the Progressive National Party and the Turks and Caicos as a nation to respect the decision when it is handed down and to uphold the rule of law.Individuals who may wish to attend the sitting are reminded that appropriate attire is required. Persons who may wish to remain outside on the court grounds for the ruling will be expected to maintain calm and orderly behavior. The Progressive National Party remains the Party for all the people and stands firm united and unbroken for the betterment of the Turks and Caicos Islands. God bless and keep us in your prayers.#MagneticMediaNews#FightfortheBight Decision – George C.D. Pratt v Porsha Stubbs and Ors Bight ruling coming, PDM Leader says Pratt is better Related Items:#FightForTheBight, #magneticmedianews Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Seven weeks to Bight Results General Election petitionlast_img read more

Tourists flee Sri Lanka

first_imgA vehicle drives along a street during a curfew in Colombo on April 22, 2019, a day after the series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. The death toll from bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka rose dramatically April 22 to 290 — including dozens of foreigners — as police announced new arrests over the country`s worst attacks for more than a decade. AFPTourists are scrambling to flee Sri Lanka and cancelling holidays after a string of deadly suicide blasts that have sparked concerns the lucrative tourism industry could be sent into a tailspin.The attacks on hotels and churches came as Sri Lanka was emerging as a leading tourist hot-spot, named the world’s top destination for 2019 by a major guide book.The Easter Sunday massacre killed nearly 300 people, including 37 foreigners.German schoolteacher Martin Ewest arrived in the island nation two days ago, hoping for a peaceful holiday with his wife and 12-year-old daughter.But all that changed when he heard about the attacks.”We want to leave as soon as possible… but our embassy can’t help because they are on holiday, our airline says they can’t do anything, and our hotel has not offered us any assistance,” the 44-year-old told AFP.”It’s a difficult situation… we are like sitting ducks, waiting until we can leave next week.”Powerful explosions hit three hotels in the capital Colombo — the Cinnamon Grand, the Shangri-La and the Kingsbury Hotel, all of which have closed until further notice.For Pakistani executive Kashif Ali, it was a lucky escape. The 33-year-old had been trying to book his family into the Cinnamon Grand only to be told that no rooms were available.”We had all these plans to travel around the country but now we are scared to go anywhere,” he told AFP, adding that the blasts brought back disturbing memories of Pakistan’s own history of militant violence.”We came here to escape all this — we wanted to relax, not spend all day in a hotel. Now we are just waiting to leave — it’s been a waste of a holiday,” his sister-in-law Sobia Samreen told AFP.At Colombo’s international airport, nervous and exhausted travellers lined up to leave the country as heavily armed soldiers manned the entry and exit points.The sense of anxiety was palpable at hotels lining the capital’s famed beachfront, with five-star properties such as the Taj Samudra Colombo and the Galle Face Hotel putting extra security in place, including armed guards who prevented anyone but guests from entering.- ‘Don’t feel safe’ -The US has revised its travel advisory for Sri Lanka, warning of further possible terrorist attacks, while other nations such as Australia and Ireland have also advised citizens to exercise caution while in the country.Sri Lankan travel agent Morris Bernard told AFP his company had recorded “lots of cancellations — about a quarter of our clients have cancelled or postponed their plans, saying they are scared (to visit)”.Another travel agent Saman Palitha said that “the only group we were expecting later this month has cancelled — 13 people from India who said that for the time being they don’t feel safe travelling here with their family”.A source at the Galle Face Hotel told AFP that while “tourism obviously suffers in a situation like this, we hope it won’t have a long-term impact”.While the lasting implications of the bombings are still unclear, the short-term effect is likely to be devastating for a country that counts tourism as a key foreign exchange earner.A decades-long civil war with Tamil insurgents devastated Sri Lanka’s economy, dealing a massive blow to the tropical island’s tourism industry.But the end of the war in 2009 saw a revival emerge, with more than two million visitors per year since 2016, compared to 448,000 in 2009.Travel guide book publisher Lonely Planet last October named Sri Lanka as its top destination for 2019, praising “its timeless temples, its rich and accessible wildlife, its growing surf scene and its people who defy all odds by their welcome and friendliness”.But for many visitors, including those who have strong ties to the country, the sense of fear will be hard to shake off.”I normally stay at the hotels that were targeted, so I consider myself very blessed… but this is the first time in all my visits here that I have felt afraid” said Australian Manique Corteling.”But Sri Lanka will bounce back — they have gone through terrible times before.”last_img

CoD Ghosts runs at 1080p on PS4 rumored to be 720p on

first_imgIt has been suggested for a while now that the PS4 is a higher performing next-gen console than the Xbox One. That has been countered by certain respected individuals who say they are basically the same, but it looks likely that even if they are very close in terms of performance, the PS4 is proving easier to work with.Call of Duty: Ghosts is a good example of this. Preview videos of the game are taken from the PS4 version, not Xbox One. Typically developers will show off the best version of their game pre-launch, and it is thought that the PS4 version runs at 1080p. The Xbox One version is only 720p.That is just a rumor, however, but one given credit by the fact Microsoft is evading confirming or denying Ghosts will be a 720p game on Xbox One. Sony on the other hand has already confirmed a native 1080p resolution for the game.In fact, it looks likely several launch games may be 720p on Xbox One, including Titanfall. Eurogamer has also done extensive testing using a pre-release copy of Battlefield 4 on next-gen consoles. The Xbox One version runs at 1280 x 720, where as the PS4 manages 1600 x 900. That game also uses some artificial detail boosting to try and increase the overall quality of the graphics with varying success on the Xbox One. Still, that’s very hard to see on a compressed YouTube video:It is important to stress that we are talking about launch games here. Remember when the PS3 and Xbox 360 launched? PS3 games looked terrible next to the 360 versions, but developers working with Sony’s hardware did eventually catch up. The same is likely to be true this generation, but the roles are reversed. Sony seems to have an early advantage in terms of hardware performance and/or easy optimization and library maturity.Chances are, if you pick up either console and a few multiplatform games you’d be impressed with the visuals. But inevitably gaming review websites will do the comparisons, produce the videos, and ultimately show us where each console excels or falls down. For launch games it is sounding like Microsoft may be the one to suffer most.Now read: Call of Duty: Ghosts needs 50GB of hard drive space, blame 4K gaminglast_img read more

Read Ian McKellens epic put down of Donald Trump

first_imgAsked about the TV legacy of the 45th leader of the US, The Hobbit actor said: ‘He’s so illiterate. He displays his inadequacies every time he opens his mouth, I’m afraid.’The star made the comments in an interview with CNN.‘He’s the master of the television, you have to grant him that’The veteran stage actor furthermore added: ‘And every time he tweets… Dictators and leaders have taken advantage of the mass media ever since it was available to them.‘Whether it was the radio, advertising, and now television or film. And he’s the master of the television, you have to grant him that… It seems to me, as an outsider, that what he enjoys most in life is not power, but fame.’ Sir Ian McKellen and Donald Trump | Photos: Wikimedia McKellen is one of the world’s most famous actors, appearing in the Lord of the Rings and X-Men film franchises. He came out publicly as gay in 1989 in a discussion with Radio 3.McKellen recently returned to the West End stage in London. He is currently playing King Lear, the titular role from the iconic play by William Shakespeare. Critics have called his performance at The Duke of York’s Theatre ‘magnificent.’14% of LGBT people voted for Donald Trump Ian McKellen: It’s ‘un-American’ for Trump not to protect LGBTI rightsMeet the guy who went to Ian McKellen’s for brunch and then made a film on his lifeIan McKellen wants you to watch England’s World Cup semi-final in technicolor at his pubRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/read-ian-mckellens-epic-put-down-of-donald-trump/ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Sir Ian McKellen has called US President Donald Trump ‘illiterate’. GAYSTARNEWS-last_img read more

Come and support the Toys for Joy drive

first_imgThe Ladysmith Gazette team is currently at Engen Wimpy, at the bottom of Murchison Street, raising money for Toys for Joy.We are R30,000 short of our target and we need your help to reach that goal and give someone less fortunate a better Christmas.This is your last chance to contribute and every little bit helps, so we urge you to open your wallets and purses and help a worthy cause.You can’t miss the dynamic team in their blue Gazette T-shirts, smiling happily as they rattle their tins. Drop in some coins or notes if you are feeling generous. All contributions are highly appreciated.The team will be at Engen well into the afternoon, so make a turn, say hi and support a worthwhile project. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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