Resurgent Quebec economy drawing more attention from US investors

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Quebec’s finance minister smiled widely on a New York City stage as dozens of U.S. investors carefully followed his words — perhaps more closely than they had in recent years.The province’s strengthening economy was the subject of numerous questions at a conference last week that brought together American investors interested in learning more about Canada’s potential.Carlos Leitao appeared to take great pleasure in making a sales pitch for his province’s resurgent economy.“We are doing well, by the way — very well,” the beaming finance minister told the experts who gathered for the event, which was hosted by Bloomberg.“I’m very pleased to be here — I’m also very pleased to see there’s a large number of investors.”There were clear signs in the crowd that Quebec’s encouraging economic performance over the last year or so has reverberated south of the border. In the past, the province might have been overlooked because of its sluggish economy and fears over the prospect of another referendum on independence.Many in attendance probed for more information about Quebec — they discussed it inside the conference room and later over chicken at the networking lunch. Several even pressed a Canadian Press reporter for more details on the province.Their queries touched on a wide range of topics: the staying power of the surging economy in Canada’s second-largest province, its impressive run of job creation, the strength of the Montreal housing market, the city’s tech sector and the fact there’s been less talk of late about independence.The event’s participants specialize in fixed-income investments, such as the bonds offered by Canada’s federal and provincial governments.On stage, Leitao told his audience how Quebec’s growth had accelerated through 2016 and into 2017. He predicted it would continue because it had been led by a consumer-driven expansion fuelled by rising incomes — not ballooning debt.“This is growth funded by income gains, which makes it much more sustainable,” Leitao said.Earlier that morning, fresh numbers showed that Quebec’s real gross domestic product — a measure of economic growth — expanded at a robust annual rate of 2.5 per cent in the second quarter.The real GDP reading marked Quebec’s sixth straight quarter of growth above two per cent, the province’s longest run since 2007, said a research note by the National Bank.Later in the week, TD Economics said in a note that “Quebec has been firing on all cylinders” with growth projected to come in at just under three per cent for 2017 — its fastest pace since 2002. TD also noted how the province’s unemployment rate fell to a record low of 5.8 per cent in July, before rising to 6.1 per cent a month later.However, the analysis by National Bank senior economist Matthieu Arseneau pointed out that the province’s first-quarter growth was revised downward last week to 2.8 per cent from 4.3 per cent. He also pointed out that business investment fell 1.2 per cent in the second quarter.As next year’s provincial election approaches, Leitao also said the government would continue to reduce the tax load on the so-called middle class and would likely deliver a second-straight budget surplus in 2016-17. Eventually, he suggested a third surplus could be posted for the current fiscal year.One senior official from a big U.S. investment firm, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the company’s views, said it was encouraged that it had heard less talk about another referendum on independence in Quebec.Later in the day, the audience heard a panel of Canadian-based experts who compared Quebec with the bigger provincial economy next door: Ontario.Chris Kresic, a partner and portfolio manager of fixed income for Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd., told the conference that Ontario was more exposed to high household debt than Quebec, in large part because of its hot housing sector.Fellow panellist Aubrey Basdeo, managing director of fixed income for BlackRock Canada, said the Toronto housing market remained a concern for investors, particularly with the Bank of Canada on an apparent interest-rate hiking path.“(It) could result in Ontario looking weaker in a relative sense,” Basdeo said of the two provinces in an interview after his appearance.He added that the higher-rate potential, combined with Ontario’s plan to gradually increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour, could be a problem for future growth.Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa also appeared at the conference to make the pitch on behalf of his province.Sousa argued that Ontario played a role in helping Quebec.In a later interview, Sousa credited the Ontario economy for its ability to withstand shocks over the years, its fiscal stability, low unemployment, infrastructure investments and measures introduced last year aimed at easing risks in the housing market.When asked about Quebec, Sousa said he had heard more talk about it.“Quebec and other provinces — their prosperity, their improvement, is good for all of us,” Sousa said.He also said that Ontario had provided billions of dollars in indirect support for Quebec through the federal equalization program.“I’m encouraged by Quebec’s ability to come to balance. That’s important. Of course, Quebec benefits from transfer payments from the federal government that Ontario doesn’t get. We’re a net contributor to the federation, always have been, even when we qualified for equalization.”Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitterlast_img read more


first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement MIKE MYERS: ‘AUSTIN POWERS 4’ IS LOOKING GOODMike Myers says ‘Austin Powers 4’ is “looking good”, as he teased fans of the series can expect to see the spy “soon”.The 55-year-old actor starred as both the titular comedic parody of suave spy James Bond and his arch-nemesis Dr. Evil in three movies – ‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery’ in 1997, ‘Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me’ in 1999, and ‘Austin Powers in Goldmember’ in 2002 – and after 16 years away from the roles, he has now claimed the eagerly awaited fourth instalment could be coming to cinemas soon.   READ MOREMIKE MYERS TEASES AUSTIN POWERS 4: “IT’S LOOKING GOOD”Mike Myers is saying “yeah, baby, yeah!” to a fourth Austin Powers movie.The 55-year-old actor, who starred in all three Austin Powers films from 1997 to 2002’s Austin Powers in Goldmember, has opened up about a possible new film in the franchise. While it’s been 16 years since the last Austin Powers movie was released, fans are still holding out hope that there will be a fourth film. So what are the chances the fans will get another Austin Powers movie?  READ MOREMIKE MYERS SAYS PROSPECTS FOR FOURTH AUSTIN POWERS MOVIE ARE ‘LOOKING GOOD’The actor predicts that his character Dr. Evil should make his return ‘soon’Mike Myers has further teased a possible fourth instalment for the Austin Powers franchise.The Canadian-American actor said prospects for a new film are “looking good” and predicted that his character Dr Evil should make his return in the near future.“You’re going to see Dr Evil soon, somewhere in the culture,” he told Access Online at the premiere of the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, in which he plays EMI executive Ray Foster.  READ MOREOH GOOD, MIKE MYERS SAYS HE MIGHT MAKE ANOTHER AUSTIN POWERS MOVIEHe said the prospects for a new sequel are “looking good.”Because we apparently haven’t suffered enough in 2018, it looks like Austin Powers might be crawling out of his grave for a return to the big screen “soon,” Mike Myers told Access Online in a red carpet interview.Asked if we might be getting a fourth film in the franchise, the writer and actor behind it said “it’s looking good,” which, you know, is one person’s opinion.“You’re gonna see Dr. Evil soon, somewhere in the culture,” he added.  READ MORE Login/Register With: Advertisement Would you want an Austin Powers movie told from Dr. Evil’s perspective?The Austin Powers franchise has been dormant since 2002’s Austin Powers in Goldmember, but a fourth instalment in the series might finally be on the way. Mike Myers, who plays Austin Powers and Dr. Evil in the silly spy series, said in interviews recently that a fourth instalment is “looking good,” and it could have a unique hook.Myers told Entertainment Tonight that he is interested in making an Austin Powers movie told from the perspective of Dr. Evil instead of Austin Powers. “I would love to do a movie from Dr. Evil’s perspective. So it would be Dr. Evil 1, Austin Powers 4, is how I would roll,” he said. “Start the campaign, please. Thank you.”   READ MORE Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Fort St John celebrates Tourism Week

first_imgThe Tourism Fort St John Board was established to aid in the delivery of a community-based approach to tourism development. Tourism Fort St. John encourages tourism development within the city and with tourism providers in order to attract more tourists, increase their length of stay, and increase the volume of tourism experiences.BC’s tourism industry experienced record-setting numbers last year, and the trend is continuing as businesses and destinations across BC have already enjoyed a busy first quarter and are anticipating more record results this summer. Operators and communities around BC are sharing their Tourism Week celebrations on social media using the hashtags #BCTourismMatters and #TourismWeek. Fort St. John, B.C. –  Fort St. John is joining communities, cities, and regions across British Columbia to recognize National Tourism Week that runs May 27 to June 2, 2018.“Our community has enjoyed another banner year. We welcomed over 17,000 visitors last year; enjoying more than 20 tourism businesses that call Fort St John home,” said Mike Whalley, Tourism Fort St. John Board Chair. “Tourism is an important piece of our local economy and supports social, cultural, and recreational benefits for all residents of Fort St John.”“Tourism improves quality of life for British Columbians in many ways – it creates good jobs in every region of the province and allows us to enjoy festivals, museums, sports, arts and culture, making B.C. a better place to live and visit,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. “The tourism industry is essential to the fabric of B.C. Our government is committed to championing tourism as we work to grow the industry and attract more visitors from Canada and around the world.”last_img read more

Prof Alan Castle to serve as Acting Dean of Math and Science

Professor Alan Castle, an award-winning scholar who has been part of Brock’s academic makeup for nearly 30 years, has been named to a one-year term as Acting Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Science. The appointment was announced today (Nov. 28) by Interim University President Tom Traves.The appointment takes effect Jan. 1, 2017 when Castle will replace the current Dean, Professor Ejaz Ahmed, who is taking a one-year administrative leave. Ahmed is to return Jan. 1, 2018 to begin his second five-year term as dean.Castle, a geneticist, has been a member of the Department of Biological Sciences since 1987, having served as Department Chair and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research, as well as on many university and provincial committees. A dedicated teacher and supervisor, his research has included extensive collaboration with Brock colleagues as well as external industry partners beyond Brock. Castle has been funded by NSERC for 20 years and in 2013 was awarded the Faculty’s Distinguished Teaching Award.“We are very fortunate to have someone as respected and experienced as Professor Castle to guide the Faculty during this time,” said Traves.Tom Dunk, Brock’s Interim Provost and Vice-President Academic, said Castle is “widely respected across the Brock community for his research, teaching, and administrative contributions. I am grateful to have someone with his deep experience and wisdom step into this role.” read more

The real reason why Camilla is not going to Princess Eugenies wedding

It was revealed earlier this week that the Duchess of Cornwall will not attend Princess Eugenie’s wedding, the only senior member of the royal family to miss the celebrations. Clarence House has said Camilla had a “previous commitment” attending a local school harvest festival near Birkhall, Charles’s home at Balmoral. Two other jobs were also announced this week. The alleged “snub” will fuel rumours that there is a royal rift at the heart of the monarchy. Prince Charles’s wife Camilla and Sarah Ferguson have never seen eye to eye because of Fergie’s loyalty to Princess Diana, while there is also tension between the Prince of Wales and his younger brother Prince Andrew, often referred to as the…–– ADVERTISEMENT –– read more

EHF CL TOP 16 Rhein Neckar Lowen win in Kiel

← Previous Story BIG BOY IS BACK: Pick Szeged have to take care of Nikolaj Markussen Next Story → Magdeburg’s fortress stops Flensburg Rhein Neckar Lowen won German derby at TOP 16 phase of the VELUX EHF Champions League! The German champions won at “Sparkasse Arena” against THW Kiel 25:24 (12:10) with big chances to secure quarter-final in front of home fans next week.The “Lions” best scorer was Ekdahl Du Rietz with six goals.THW Kiel – Rhein-Neckar Löwen 24:25 (10:12)THW Kiel: Landin, Wolff; Firnhaber, Lackovic, Sprenger, Weinhold (4), Dissinger (2), Wiencek, Ekberg (3/1), Zeitz (1), Dahmke (1), Brozovic, Vujin (2), Bilyk (7), Nilsson (3), SantosRhein-Neckar Löwen: Appelgren, Palicka; Schmid (4), Sigurdsson (4/1), Manaskov, Baena, Steinhauser, Trost, Mensah, Pekeler (4), Groetzki (1), Reinkind, Guardiola (2), Petersson (4), Ekdahl du Rietz (6), Keller Rhein Neckar LowenTHW Kiel read more

The 9 at 9 Sunday

first_imgEVERY MORNING, brings you the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.1. #WALKER Paul Walker, star of the hugely popular ‘Fast & Furious’ action movies, has died in a car crash in Los Angeles. Officers found a Porsche Carrera GT engulfed in flames when they responded to reports of the collision.2. #GLASGOW The investigation is continuing into Friday night’s tragic helicopter crash in Glasgow. Eight people were killed and fourteen seriously injured when a helicopter came down on top of a crowded pub.3. #RAID A luxury K Club mansion believed to belong to bankrupt developer Seán Dunne has been seized by the state’s bankruptcy authorities, according to the Irish Mail on Sunday. around 70 paintings were also seized.4. #BUBBLE The Government is planning to intervene to help control the Dublin property market, where prices have been rising due to under-supply. An audit is being carried out to establish who owns residential land and who has planning permission, according to The Sunday Times.5. #ADAMS Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams is to meet a rape victim who was the subject of an internal investigation by the IRA, the Sunday Independent reports. Party TD Pearse Doherty recently rubbished claims from Fianna Fáil that such victims existed.6. #KILLARNEY The Labour Party conference comes to a close in Kerry today. Speaking to, Minister Joan Burton has said it will not be a “return to boom time instantly” when the EU/IMF bailout ends later this month.7. #UKRAINE Opposition leaders in Ukraine have called for new protests against President Viktor Yanukovich. It’s over his refusal to sign a trade pact with the EU. Rallies have continued overnight, with thousands gathered on the main square in Kiev, the BBC reports.8. #AIDS Today is World Aids Day. Dóchas, the umbrella group for Irish aid agencies is warning that the disease is falling down the Irish Government’s list of priorities in its international aid programme. The group says this is despite Ireland showing “a historic commitment” to global HIV services.9. #MIFFED “Goverment ministers have been more than miffed in recent days. The media has not bought the Great Turnaround Story”… Read Damien Kiberd’s latest column for read more

SamsungGoogle Mobile Unpacked event postponed

first_imgThere’s a fair degree of irony in the relationship that Apple, Samsung, and Google have right now. While Apple and Samsung engage in legal battles across the world, Samsung is the manufacturer of two critical parts of Apple’s iPhone and iPad. While Samsung provides these parts for Apple, they hop into bed with Google and prepare to launch the first of a major re-imagining of the Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich. While Apple and Google fight for the mindshare of consumers everywhere, many of Google’s products can be found on all of Apple’s devices, and Google’s tech demonstrations are almost always done on Apple computers.These massive companies can’t not work together, but it doesn’t stop them from not seeing eye to eye on things. Word has just come down that Samsung and Google have agreed to postpone the unveiling of a device that has been speculated to be a true champion over the iPhone, in respect for the passing of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs. If you’ve been following the news you’ll know that device to be the Nexus Prime / Galaxy Nexus.Officially, neither Samsung nor Google have said that the event has been postponed because of Jobs’ passing, but the timing combined with language like “We agree that it is just not the right time to announce a new product” makes things pretty clear.News of Steve Jobs’ death rocked the technology community, flooding social networks, blogs, and printed news with heartfelt stories of his life and influence. Given this, it’s not hard to imagine that the event was postponed out of respect, but likely also to allow Google CEO’s who have had lasting relationships with Jobs throughout the years to attend both his funeral and their next unveiling. In the meantime, the iPhone 4S pre-order was available this morning, as scheduled.Despite their differences, these companies had a tremendous amount of respect for each other on a deeply personal level. As for when Google and Samsung will take the stage to unveil their next offering, I expect it won’t be too much farther away, and we’ll all be able to enjoy the next round in iOS vs Android.via Samsunglast_img read more

Poll Do you support a 30km speed limit in residential areas

first_img 29,452 Views By Sean Murray Share403 Tweet Email Image: Brian Lawless PA Archive/PA Images 85 Comments Image: Brian Lawless PA Archive/PA Images No interest/No opinion (324) No (8600) Poll: Do you support a 30km speed limit in residential areas? Dublin City Council expanded its 30km/hr speed limit in the city last Friday.center_img YesNoNo interest/No opinionVote Monday 3 Apr 2017, 8:28 AM Apr 3rd 2017, 8:28 AM Yes (8419) Poll Results: ON FRIDAY, DUBLIN City Council extended the 30km/hr speed limit in the city to residential areas and in the vicinity of schools.Councillor Ciarán Cuffe said that “lower speed limits mean safer and streets and calmer communities” and that “these measures will save lives”.The council said its research showed that lowering the speed limits in residential urban areas would have a positive impact on road safety and would help to reduce the number of fatal crashes.So, today we’re asking you: Do you support a 30km speed limit in residential areas? Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URLlast_img read more

Firefighter injured while battling house fire in Encanto

first_imgFirefighter injured while battling house fire in Encanto Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 21, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, April 21, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A firefighter was injured battling a house fire in Encanto early Saturday.The fire was reported around 4 a.m. in a two-story, abandoned home near the intersection of Brooklyn Avenue and Otay Street, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.Fire crews from San Diego as well as the Heartland Fire and Rescue Department were at the scene for several hours.The injured firefighter was taken to a hospital for treatment. He was not burned and is expected to recover.The home where the fire took place was evaluated and red-tagged by a city engineer, meaning no one will be allowed to enter the building due to structural problems, fire officials said.The cause of the fire remains under investigation. last_img read more

More Editorial Changes For SPIN Media

first_imgSPIN Media announced three new changes to its editorial staff: Caryn Ganz as online editor-in-chief, Christopher R. Weingarten as senior editor and David Bevan as associate editor. The announcement comes after other editorial shifts were made by SPIN this past June, where editor-in-chief Doug Brod and publisher Malcolm Campbell were released and Jeff Rogers joined the company as digital general manager. SPIN stated the staffing modifications would aid in better serving SPIN’s cross-platform campaign, which was put into effect in March after the iPad SPIN Play app was released.  In the newly created position of online editor-in-chief, Ganz will supervise multimedia content on as well as similar outlets. She is scheduled to redesign the site in early 2012. Ganz joined SPIN in 2001 as an editorial assistant and went onto become associate editor. Weingarten, a music critic who often contributes to SPIN, the Village Voice, Revolver and Rolling Stone comes from serving as Paper Thin Walls editor. Bevan, SPIN’s new associate editor, most recently served as a full-time staff writer for Pitchfork. Before that he was associate editor at The Fader. In addition to the key role changes in the integrated editorial staffing, Peter Gaston, former interactive director, will become special projects director in a newly created role overseeing advertiser-driven programs. The company’s editorial staff changes follows SPIN’s announcement that it would be reducing its frequency from monthly to bimonthly beginning with the March 2012 issue. It was also reported that it would be adjusting its rate based downward from 450,000 to 350,000.last_img read more

22 killed in north India bus crash

first_imgAt least 22 people died when they became trapped in a bus that caught fire after it collided with a truck in northern India on Monday.Police said the doors of the government-run bus jammed in the collision, trapping the passengers insiders as it caught fire after the fuel tank burst.Some passengers were able to escape by breaking the windows, but police found 22 charred bodies inside the bus once the blaze was finally extinguished.Authorities have launched an investigation into the accident in Bareilly, a town in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.”The case is under investigation and the cause of the accident and subsequent burning of the bus will be looked into,” Bareilly traffic police chief Om Prakash Yadav told AFP.India has some of the world’s deadliest roads with more than 230,000 fatalities annually, according to the World Health Organization.Transport analysts attribute the huge number of accidents to poor roads, ill-trained drivers and reckless driving.The national government has put forward proposals for new legislation to make roads safer by stiffening lax traffic regulations.last_img read more

Drake Crushes Spotify Apple Music and Amazons OneDay Streaming Records

first_img Popular on Variety Reps for all three services did not immediately provide further details. A rep for Spotify confirmed that the record had been broken by a large measure, but did not confirm the numbers officially, noting that its SpotifyCharts page may not be fully accurate. The numbers on that site at press time were slightly different than the ones first reported by Music Business Worldwide early Saturday. Variety will report the official numbers when they are released.If the album’s streaming numbers were to continue at this rate — which seems unlikely — it would easily top 1 billion streams in its first week, obliterating the previous record. That mark was also set by “Beerbongs & Bentleys” last month, with 236,500,546 streams in the U.S. and 411,816,710 globally in its first week. Guess whose record that last number broke? Drake’s, for last year’s 22-track mixtape “More Life,” which set the record with 385 million streams.On other services, “Scorpion” became the No. 1 album on the Apple Music charts in 92 countries almost instantly upon release, and at presstime its 25 songs occupy the top 25 spots on Apple Music (with XXXTentacion’s “SAD!” at No. 26). Amazon and Tidal had not posted numbers at press time.The labels involved (Republic, Cash Money and Young Money) seemingly have launched a full-scale campaign to break as many streaming records as possible, something that the album’s length makes a lot more likely than, say a seven-track album. In an unexpected move, given Drake’s long history with Apple Music, they’ve also gone big with Spotify, teaming up with the service for its first-ever global dedicated artist takeover, called “ScorpionSZN,” whereby Drake takes over multiple playlists on the same day. The MC is on the cover of RapCaviar, Beast Mode, Today’s Top Hits, Morning Commute and others — including ones where his music isn’t even featured.Late Friday afternoon, the RIAA announced that Drake has become its top certified digital singles artist, with 142 million to date — a number that’s sure to grow in the coming days. Stats will be updated through the coming hours and days. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 UPDATED: In its first day of release, Drake’s “Scorpion” shattered Spotify’s one-day global record for album streams, according to data on According to those figures, the album’s individual track totaled 132,450,203 streams, more than 50,000,000 greater than the previous record, set just weeks ago by Post Malone’s “Beerbongs & Bentleys,” which was streamed 78,744,748 times globally on its first day of release.A rep for Apple Music confirmed that the album shattered its single-day record as well, with more than 170 million streams. Drake’s 2017 mixtape “More Life” held the previous record, with 89.9 million streams on its first day.Late Sunday, a rep for Amazon confirmed that that “Scorpion” had more first-day streams than any other album on Amazon Music Unlimited, breaking a record previously held by Justin Timberlake’s “Man of the Woods.”last_img read more

Minnesota Cop Awarded 585K Over Unlawful License Lookups

first_imgStay on target Virginia Outlaws Deepfake Revenge PornIt May Soon Be Illegal For NYC Bosses to Contact Employees Out of Hours A federal jury last week awarded Minnesota police officer Amy Krekelberg $585,000 after colleagues unlawfully accessed her private information online.Officers from the Minneapolis Police Department searched for Krekelberg’s photograph, address, age, height, and weight via the state’s driver’s license database, the Associated Press reported.She suffered years of harassment and emotional distress; in at least one instance, other cops refused to provide Krekelberg with backup support, her lawyers said.Sadly, Krekelberg is not alone: This is one of several federal lawsuits against police departments for unlawful access of a co-worker’s intimate details in driver’s license directory.“The Minnesota case shows that without strong protections, police officers may abuse their data access—even by invading the privacy of their fellow officers, particularly women,” according to Sarah St. Vincent, US surveillance and law enforcement researcher at non-profit Human Rights Watch, who observed the trial.“As Congress and states consider adopting stronger data protection,” she continued, “they should limit what police can do with personal information.”Krekelberg filed her lawsuit in 2013, after receiving a notice from Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources, alerting her that an employee had abused his access to a government driver’s license database and snooped on thousands of people in the state—mostly women.When she asked for an audit of accesses to her DMV records, Krekelberg learned that her information had actually been viewed nearly 1,000 times over the previous decade, Wired announced.More than 500 of those lookups were conducted by “dozens” of other cops—many of whom searched for her in the middle of the night, the magazine said.The invasions of privacy occurred while Krekelberg was a Minneapolis Park Police officer, and after she joined the Minneapolis Police Department in 2012.As noted by the AP, court records show that Krekelberg reached earlier settlements with several other Minnesota communities—including St. Paul, which agreed to pay $29,500 in 2017.Her case against the city of Minneapolis came to a close last week, when a jury awarded her $585,000. More than half of that is punitive damages from two defendants, who supposedly looked up Krekelberg’s information after she rejected their romantic advances.“We are disappointed in this verdict, but the city takes very seriously the importance of data privacy,” Minneapolis City Attorney Susan Segal told Wired.“We are exploring options for challenging the verdict,” she added in a statement to the AP. “The allegations in these cases involve lookups that happened many years ago, and the city and the police department in particular have taken many measures since then to make sure that we are protecting data privacy.”Krekelberg now works a desk job.The problem, Wired pointed out, goes beyond DMV databases: Law enforcement officials and private tech companies have abused their access to sensitive information for years, tracking people’s cell phones and spying on users without their consent.More on, Canada Gunning for Facebook Over Data ProtectionMassive Data Breach Leaks 772M Emails, 21M PasswordsYou Know Your Smartphone Is Spying On You, But It’s Worse Than You Thinklast_img read more

UCLA is lucky to be done with the Ball circus

first_imgThe Bengals and Steelers are a lot alike, except at quarterbackThe Steelers beat the Bengals in another knock down, drag out AFC North fight last night, which included hard hits, personal fouls and plenty of flags. The win improved Ben Roethlisberger’s career record against Cincy to 23-7.Colin sees a number of similarities between the two teams, from the blue collar cities they call home, to their identity as hard nosed, physical teams, but ultimately the reason the Steelers have largely dominated the rivalry is because they have Big Ben at QB and Cincinnati has Andy Dalton.It’s just that simple.Guests:Doug Gottlieb – FS1 Analyst and host of The Doug Gottlieb Show is in-studio talking LiAngelo Ball leaving UCLA; why it’s a huge win for the Bruins; and the injury risk of football.Jason Whitlock – Co-host of Speak for Yourself is in-studio talking Ryan Shazier’s injury, and why he thought the broadcast went overboard in condemning the play.Earl Watson – FS1 NBA Analyst is in-studio talking struggles in OKC; if the Cavs should be favored against the Celtics in the playoffs; and his 8 game changing NBA players.Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks quarterback joins the show to discuss his training regimen; how he keeps his eyes downfield when he scrambles; how long he wants to play in the NFL; and why it’s important to give back off the field. UCLA is lucky to be done with the Ball circusYesterday, Laar Ball announced he was pulling his middle son LiAngelo out of UCLa because he thought the punishment he received for shoplifting during a team trip to China was too harsh.Colin thinks UCLA is lucky to be clear of the toxic Ball circus, especially now that the only son that can play, Lonzo, is already in the NBA. In one week, UCLA hired Chip Kelly as head football coach and parted ways with LaVar’s constant pot stirring.This has been as good a week as UCLA sports fans have had in a long time.last_img read more

September 28 2012WEBSITE LAUNCH – A report by Tom

first_imgSeptember 28, 2012WEBSITE LAUNCH – A report by Tomiaki TamuraThe Arcosanti website was initiated by alumni Nathan Koren and Robert David in mid-1990s. Later webmaster Jeff Kunzelman, also an alum, ran the site which was maintained by Selvam Rajamani (Auroville, India) for many years until our new website was launched last month. Throughout those years, our network administrator Ivan Fritz and assistants (currently Travis Neal) have given IT support to our website operations.[Training session for the new web-site, from left: Frédéric Michaud, Mark Piecre, Travis Neal, Matteo DiMichele, the back of Laurence Chave and Anita Baker and Tomiaki Tamura; photo by Sue Kirsch]Our new Arcosanti website with new look and contents is a product of many people, mostly volunteers, working for the last few years. Mark Pierce took a lead in putting together all the components necessary to launch the site. Daniel Anderson provided the interface design and its initial CSS. A dynamic duo Laurence Chave and Frédéric Michaud provided us technical support on site at Arcosanti and off site from their home country Switzerland. As for the site content development and editing, Tracy McQuade gave us a good headstart, followed by Sue Kirsch, Matteo DiMichele, Erin Jeffries, Andrea Speed, and countless others who helped us directly and indirectly to make this new website a reality.[The switch over moment captured at Arcosanti: Mark Pierce (webmaster) working with Ivan Fritz (network administrator on the phone) for the new website to “go live” on August 15, 2012 –  photo by Tomiaki Tamura]It has been a long journey to get to this point. We now can focus on improving the site, instead of trying to launch one.Graphic and web designer Jeremy Schevling has joined us recently to help us launch the new website as an intern in graphics and website studio. He has been working on maintaining and improving the website which is always a work-in-progress.last_img read more

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