XFiles creator Chris Carter expects series to return to Vancouver

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Production of The X-Files, one of the most notable TV series ever shot in British Columbia, will resume in Vancouver next spring, according to series creator Chris Carter.The series’ return comes after a revival run of six new episodes produced in B.C. last year, which aired in early 2016.While there has been speculation that The X-Files would continue following its recent rebirth, Carter offered a timetable in an interview with The Globe and Mail this week. Login/Register With: “I imagine we would be up there shooting in the spring of 2017,” said Carter, who will, this week, be in Vancouver to receive an Industry Builder Award from the Vancouver International Film Festival for his efforts to ensure that production on the recent round of episodes was environmentally sustainable.He said he expects to do “a small expansion” on the number of episodes in this latest continuation of the milestone show.His comments came after he confirmed that talks are well-advanced with key players in the series, which pitted FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) against paranormal creatures and conspiracies.“They are constructive negotiations so I can’t imagine [The X-Files] wouldn’t come back,” Carter said. Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Sri Lankas HRC tells President to reconsider move on death penalty

The Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission also notes that implementing the death sentence will only contribute negatively to a society where the public have lost faith in the justice system. President Maithripala Sirisena, last week, said that he would sign required orders to execute capital punishment for convicted drug traffickers who carry out large scale drug smuggling operations while in detention.The President’s office quoted the President as saying that although there are certain opinions regarding capital punishment in a Buddhist society, if large number of criminal acts spread in such a society despite religious sermons, it will be necessary to take some timely actions to control crime.Cabinet spokesman Dr Rajitha Senaratne had said the death penalty is to be initially implemented on 19 large scale drug offence convicts. He said that cabinet approval had been obtained to implement the death penalty on repeat offenders related to large scale drug offences. The Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission also reminded the President of a set of recommendations issued in 2016 which called for the abolition of the death penalty in Sri Lanka in keeping with Sri Lanka’s commitment to a more humane society consonant with human rights principles and values.ln terms of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka Act No. 2L of 1996, the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka is required by Section 10 (c) and 10(d) of the said Act, among other things, to advise and assist the Government in formulating legislation and administrative directives and procedures in furtherance of the promotion and protection of fundamental rights and to make recommendations to the Government regarding measures which should be taken to ensure that national laws and administrative practices are in accordance with international human rights norms and standards. Initially 19 convicts have been identified and the President is to sign the documents to implement the death penalty on them. (Colombo Gazette) The Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission has written to President Maithripala Sirisena raising concerns over moves to implement the death penalty on convicts involved in drug trafficking.Commission Chairperson Dr. Deepika Udagama said in the letter that the death penalty is a serious human rights violation. Udagama said that the commission does not feel implementing the death penalty can address the issue of drug trafficking. read more

Buckeyes drop Big Ten openers to Wisconsin and Nebraska

The Ohio State women’s volleyball team hit the road this weekend to take on the first two of its Big Ten opponents. However, the Buckeyes will be coming back to Columbus with a winless beginning to the conference season.OSU sophomore outside hitter Luisa Schirmer (5) during a game against Purdue on Oct. 16 at St. John Arena. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe No. 17 Buckeyes first traveled to Madison, Wisconsin, to battle the No. 3 Badgers. OSU didn’t have much time to recoup after the three-set loss before they took off for Minneapolis, where the team played the No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers in less than 24 hours. OSU was able to temporarily stop the Gophers’ momentum, pushing the match into four sets, but the Buckeyes would come out empty-handed yet again and end the weekend, 0-2. On a brighter note, senior libero Valeria León is inching closer to clinching the career digs title. Her total after the weekend tallies 1,477, placing her within 100 digs from the record currently held by Stacey Gordon, the 2004 National Player of the Year. WisconsinMore than 6,000 fans packed inside the University of Wisconsin Field House for the Big Ten opening match-up. An hour and a half later, the Badger crowd would be celebrating with their team on its first conference victory. The first set seemed like it would be a close battle until OSU errors and dominant Badger hitting allowed Wisconsin to pull away. At 17-11, OSU coach Geoff Carlston took a timeout to refocus his team, but the Badgers came right out with a block. A handful of Wisconsin kills would end the set, 25-16. Sophomore outside hitter Audra Appold put OSU up 2-0 in the second set, with a couple quick kills, assisted by each of OSU’s setters: senior Abby Fesl and sophomore Taylor Hughes. At 11-11, the Badgers rolled on a four-point run and another later in the set, making the score 23-17. Wisconsin finished the set on top, 25-19. The final set featured Wisconsin jumping out to a 5-0 lead, creating a hole in which the Buckeyes couldn’t climb out of.  The Badgers would take the set and match, 25-17. The Wisconsin blocking game greatly overshadowed the Buckeyes’ — 15 team blocks compared to two. The Badgers also held OSU to only a .115 hitting percentage during the match. Junior outside hitter Luisa Schirmer posted 13 kills, followed by Appold with 10. MinnesotaTwo OSU freshmen would start the opening set and match against the Gophers: middle hitter Madison Smeathers and outside hitter Bia Franklin. The Buckeyes would trail the entirety of the set, including one instance where OSU found itself down nine points at 15-6. The Golden Gophers would eventually take the opening set, 25-16. The second set saw an early OSU lead at 4-1. A few costly errors on the Buckeyes’ side of the net were made, and Minnesota capitalized on the opportunity. The Gophers rode the lead change to the end of the set, 25-18. Relief in the third gave OSU its first set win of the weekend. An 8-3 score in favor of the Buckeyes would force Minnesota to take a timeout. OSU spread its offense and tallied kills from six different players. Appold swung for six kills, while teammate freshman middle hitter Madison Smeathers slammed down four balls. With some momentum finally on their side, the Buckeyes entered the fourth set. OSU would keep play close, all the way up until the teams were tied at 19-19. Two OSU attacking errors and a Minnesota block would give the Gophers the advantage. Two kills from the hand of Minnesota’s Sarah Wilhite put the nail in the Buckeyes’ coffin, 25-22. León racked up 22 digs in the match, while teammate Appold would hold the top spot in kills with 15. Schirmer also served for three aces. The OSU volleyball team (10-4) will see play again this week when the team hosts their first home match of the season. The Buckeyes will face Northwestern at St. John Arena at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. read more

Baseball Ohio State falls to Purdue 82 off monster sixth inning

Ohio State then-freshman second baseman Conner Pohl bats in the bottom of the seventh inning against North Carolina Greensboro. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Assistant Sports EditorOhio State didn’t get the same defensive support it needed to stop Purdue the first time around.A day after snapping the Boilermakers’ 13-game winning streak, Ohio State (32-17, 12-8 Big Ten) failed to keep the momentum going, losing 8-2 to Purdue (30-17, 14-5 Big Ten) thanks to a five-run sixth inning by the Boilermakers.With the bases loaded in the top of the sixth inning, junior starting pitcher Ryan Feltner drilled sophomore left fielder Milo Beam to bring home a run and extend Purdue’s lead to 4-2. From there, things only got worse for Feltner with Purdue tacking on four more runs with just two total hits in the inning.“Beam is in the batters box, [Feltner] had struck him out twice, I liked the matchup, we go 0-2, call fastball in, we’d just blown a fastball by him, and we just didn’t execute a pitch,” Ohio State head coach Greg Beals said. Feltner finished with 5.2 innings pitched, having allowed six earned runs on five hits and four walks while striking out seven.“Feltner’s a pitch away from a statistical quality start,” Beals said. “I mean, if he executes that 0-2 fastball in, strikes that guy out, leaves the bases loaded, he’s got six [innings] on the board and three runs, and that’s a quality start.”Senior reliever Kyle Michalik replaced Feltner following the hit by pitch. Two batters later, senior shortstop Harry Shipley hit a bases-clearing double that put Purdue up 8-2 after six.Purdue opened the scoring with a second inning RBI groundout from junior third baseman Evan Warden. Ohio State immediately followed that up with a solo home run by senior left fielder Tyler Cowles to lead off the inning.The Buckeyes had their strongest chance to take the lead in the third inning when sophomore right fielder Dominic Canzone attempted to tag up from third on a sac fly. But Beam threw a laser to home to nail Canzone at the plate, keeping the score at 1-1.“I got burned on that,” Beals said. “I sent him and I thought the ball was going to push to the line and going to run him sideways, and he was able to get behind it and come right there and I couldn’t get the stop sign up fast enough.”An inning later, the Boilermakers broke the tie on an RBI single by senior designated hitter Evan Kennedy. They then doubled the lead on a wild pitch by Feltner that allowed junior first baseman Jacson McGowan to score.After junior starting pitcher Gareth Stroh left with back-to-back singles to start the fifth inning, the Boilermakers’ bullpen shut out Ohio State for the remainder of the game, allowing only one hit across the final five innings.“They pitched ahead in the count, they threw strikes,” Beals said. “I just think more than anything it was the momentum of the game was in their factor today.”Freshman reliever Matt Moore had a three-inning save for the Boilermakers to end the game and secure the victory.Ohio State and Purdue face off in the final game of the series at 1:05 p.m. Sunday at Bill Davis Stadium. read more

CARICOM trade ministers to meet in Guyana

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGuyana, CARICOM seeking ‘transitional arrangement’ with UK following Brexit- GreenidgeMay 16, 2017In “Business”CARICOM Heads to tackle de-risking, Brexit at upcoming meeting in GeorgetownJuly 1, 2016In “latest news”‘STAND TOGETHER’ – CARICOM Deputy SG urges Member States in wake of BrexitJune 28, 2016In “latest news” Future trade relations with the United Kingdom after that country leaves the European Union (EU) will be among matters discussed when Caribbean Community (CARICOM) trade and economic development ministers meet on Wednesday.The Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat said that the two-day 46th meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) will discuss the implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) that allows for the free movement of goods, skills, labour and skills across the 15-member grouping as well as external economic relations.The United Kingdom is due to leave the EU in March next year after it triggered on March 29, 2017, Article 50, which began the formal process for it to leave.Caribbean countries have in the past expressed concerns at the level of the trade and other relationship with Europe and the United Kingdom as a result of London’s decision to leave the body. (CMC) read more

The 9 at 9 Tuesday

first_imgEVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine things you need to know as you begin your day.1. #IMF: In its latest World Economic Outlook report, the IMF has cut its global growth forecast for this year and next – warning that government policies have failed to restore confidence. The Washington-based organisation also predicts that Ireland’s economy will be one of only a few in the eurozone to post growth this year and acknowledges the company’s “bumpy recovery”.2. #BANK FEES: The seven Irish banks covered by the two guarantee schemes introduced by the government in 2008 and 2009 have so far paid €3.36 billion in fees to the Exchequer, new figures released by the Department of Finance have shown. More than €750 million was paid in fees by the institutions covered by the blanket guarantee introduced in September 2008 – which ran for two years – while €2.6 billion has been paid under a second guarantee.3. #AGRICULTURE: Today more than 10,000 farmers are expected at a Dublin demonstration against possible cuts to the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy. The Irish Farmers Association has argued that farm incomes and profits were seriously eroded this year by poor weather and increasing input costs – and that farming schemes were disproportionately hit in the 2012 Budget.4. #OMBUDSMAN: The annual report from the Ombudsman for Children, released today, has shown a large increase in the number of complaints to the office during 2011 – with almost half relating to education. Emily Logan says the report clearly shows the need for a statutory, independent oversight of public services with respect to the views of the child, reports RTÉ.5. #DISABILITY ALLOWANCE: The expert advisory group on tax and social welfare advising the Minister for Social Protection has recommended that disability allowances to under-18s be cut in the upcoming Budget, the Irish Times reports. The Government was forced to U-turn on plans to cut the allowance in last year’s Budget due to strong opposition.6. #LONGFORD: Residents of a Co Longford housing estate will meet with senior HSE officials today following an explosion at a house in the area, as well as several reports of noxious fumes at the location. There have been calls for the Gleann Riada estate to be evacuated over safety concerns – which engineers say have been caused by serious foundation faults in the area’s sewers, reports RTÉ.7. #APRIL JONES: More than a week after the disappearance of Welsh five-year-old April Jones, locals released Chinese lanterns into the sky in tribute to her after her parents asked for people to remember their little girl. Police have now advised locals to prepare for the possibility that they might never find her, the Telegraph reports. Yesterday, Mark Bridger, 46, appeared in court on a number of charges, including abduction, murder, and the unlawful disposing of and concealing April’s body with intent to pervert the course of justice.8. #GREECE: German Chancellor Angela Merkel will arrive in Athens today to hold meetings with the Greek government amid planned new anti-austerity protests. Security has been beefed-up for the visit, which will be Merkel’s first to the country since the economic crisis erupted more than two years ago and severe austerity measures were introduced.9. #MEXICO: The leader of Mexico’s notorious Zetas cartel “may be dead” following a gun battle in the north of the country, navy officials have said. If true, the death of Heriberto Lazcano – nicknamed ‘The Executioner’ – would be a serious boon to president Felipe Calderon’s six-year war on the vicious drug cartels plaguing the country.last_img read more

Column Philip Seymour Hoffmans death challenges our cosy stereotypes about addicts

first_imgTHE DEATH OF Philip Seymour Hoffman from an apparent heroin overdose earlier this week is a tragedy on a number of levels. It is, first and foremost, a tragedy for his family; for his partner, his children, his relatives, his friends. More broadly, it is a tragedy for the acting community – he was a talented and highly regarded actor – an Academy Award winner – still active and working, and with much left to offer. More broadly still, it is regarded as a tragedy by the world at large. It has, not for the first time, brought the tragedy of death from ‘hard’ drug use into the wider public consciousness, both in Ireland and abroad.The reality is that many people don’t have a friend or relative who experiences problematic heroin use. However, the death of a public figure from drug use always serves to challenge the stereotypes that people often have of drug users. And, at least for a short period, death from heroin overdose moves from the category of ‘things that will never happen to me or my friends’ to ‘things that can happen to anyone’.And the reality is that the root cause of this tragedy, addiction, can indeed happen to anyone. Addiction is no respecter of status. In terms of negative consequences, death is, obviously, the extreme case. However, for every person who dies from an overdose, there are many others who will overdose and survive. There will be more still that will not overdose, but for whom drug use will be problematic, impacting negatively on their lives in some significant way. Many of these may not ever come into contact with addiction services. Why is this?Isolated from mainstream societyWell, addiction is still stigmatising. Addiction to an illicitly obtained, controlled drug like heroin is even more so. It can be difficult to accept you have a problem yourself, much less ask society at large to accept that you have a problem. And the more we feel apart from mainstream society, the harder it can be to want to engage with that society. For many people, continuing to medicate themselves can feel like the only option. As Griffith Edwards has noted:Dealing with drugs… is a matter of dealing with much else besides drugs. It must be about our choice of value systems… and what life can offer that is as good as, or better than, intoxication.When you feel isolated from mainstream society, it can be difficult to see what life can offer that is, indeed, better than intoxication. And even if the cycle is broken, it can be easy to find solace in drug use again. Stopping using can be the easy part. As Tracey Helton Mitchell notes:In the years I have been off heroin, I have struggled with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety. Many addicts find that once the drugs are removed, the underlying cause to the use can be nearly as painful as the use itself… I dealt with these feelings without using heroin. However, the thought crossed my mind many times that relief can easily be found at the bottom of a spoon. That is part of my affliction. Challenging views of what addiction is and who it affectsPhilip Seymour Hoffman’s death is a public tragedy, but his addiction was personal. People choose to use drugs – and choose to stop using drugs – for their own individual reasons. There is a story in and a story out for everyone who has made that journey. Addiction is not the same for everyone – each person has their own individual experience.So, what is to be done? Well, we need our responses to be accommodating of these experiences. We need to continue to be ‘client centred’; we need to provide services that are more accessible to people, not those which place often unmanageable preconditions to entry; and we need to be open – open to change in how we deliver services, and open to challenging our own views of what addiction is and who it affects.Ireland has had a heroin problem since the late 1970s; more recently, heroin use has become more prevalent in areas outside Dublin, and dealing with addiction has become more complicated as polydrug use becomes the norm. Ultimately, to be effective in tackling this problem, we need to own it as a society – we need to recognise that people who use drugs problematically are not any different from anyone else.In Ireland, an average of one person per day died by overdose in 2011, the most recent data available. That their stories were not news does not make them any less deserving of our empathy and respect. Continued stigmatisation will, unfortunately, lead to more isolation, more secrecy, more risk and more death – it is a path to be avoided.Tony Duffin is the Director of the Ana Liffey Drug Project, a national addiction service working to reduce the harm caused by drug use in Ireland. Ana Liffey provided direct services to over 3,500 clients in 2012, many of whom are among the most marginalised from mainstream service provision. To find out more about the Ana Liffey’s services click here. To donate to the Ana Liffey, click here.Follow the Ana Liffey Drug Project on Facebook and Twitter @AnaLiffeyRead: Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in New York apartmentRead: More people died on methadone than heroin in 2011Read: One person dies from a drug overdose every day in Irelandlast_img read more

Manhunt ends in arrest after shooting dead of rapper Nipsey Hussle

first_img https://jrnl.ie/4574228 Manhunt ends in arrest after shooting dead of rapper Nipsey Hussle Hussle was shot dead in front of his clothing store. Wednesday 3 Apr 2019, 8:43 AM Apr 3rd 2019, 8:43 AM Share1 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Associated Press Eric Holder (29) was arrested yesterday after Sunday’s shooting Image: LAPDcenter_img Image: LAPD Short URL No Comments AFTER A NEARLY 48-hour manhunt, police arrested the suspect they say gunned down Nipsey Hussle in front of the popular rapper’s South Los Angeles clothing store.LA County sheriff’s deputies yesterday detained 29-year-old Eric Holder, two days after the shooting and 20 miles away from the crime scene.LAPD detectives quickly arrived to verify that he was the suspect whose name and face they’d been publicising in hope of catching him.The focus now shifts from the streets to the courtroom. Holder is likely to be charged with killing Hussle and to appear in court in the next two days. Flowers and messages left by fans at a makeshift memorial . Source: Ringo ChiuPolice Chief Michel Moore said before Holder’s capture that the suspect and victim knew each other, and had some kind of personal dispute in the run-up to the rapper’s killing.This year, Hussle’s Victory Lap scored a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album. 16,430 Views Eric Holder (29) was arrested yesterday after Sunday’s shootinglast_img read more

Budget proposal sent to House floor

first_imgThe House Finance Committee sent its budget proposal to the House floor Wednesday. Including some late changes, the budget would cut spending by 280 million dollars. It also spends 225 million in funds left from the current budget.There were some intense exchanges between committee members before the final vote.Download AudioWasilla Republican Representative Lynn Gattis questioned why the leftover funds from the current budget only emerged recently.“Folks in my district are saying, ‘why in the heck would I trust you to go and tax me or take my Permanent Fund dividend, when you guys are playing these shell games.’”But Eagle River Republican Representative Dan Saddler said spending the savings was a legitimate budget strategy.Tuesday, the committee added 30 million dollars for an addiction treatment program, and restored $2.7 million for public broadcasting, and $1.7 million for the Nome Youth Facility.But it didn’t vote to restore $25 million for the University of Alaska.Anchorage Democratic Representative Les Gara says the budget shortchanged vulnerable Alaskans. He noted the spending plan cuts all state funding for pre-kindergarten.“I understand we have to cut waste. But we don’t have to cut the things that make a difference in people’s lives. That’s where I draw the line. And we crossed that line over and over and over yesterday. I don’t believe we have to cut things that senior citizens rely on. Three hundred and fifty thousand dollars got cut from senior citizen help for people who need emergency housing.”But Committee Co-Chairman Mark Neuman says that as the state considers cutting Permanent Fund dividends and raising taxes, it must cut spending.“I’ve had to tell every group, every person that’s walked into my office that has approached me on the street – wherever they talk to me – no. I can tell you, look you straight into the eye that everybody that has walked into my office was told no, we don’t have the money.”The House is scheduled to discuss the budget — and potentially vote on it – Thursday. The Senate may vote on its version of the budget on Saturday. Then the two houses will work to resolve the differences.last_img read more

Houstonian Who Joined A Protest In Vietnam Is Deported

first_imgREUTERSAmerican citizen Will Nguyen is escorted by local police officers before his trial at a court in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam on July 20, 2018. The 32-year-old Yale graduate is set to be deported after facing charges over disrupting public order. Listen 00:00 /08:00 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:center_img X As News 88.7 has been reporting, a Houstonian who was detained in Vietnam is coming back to the U.S.A. Vietnamese court is deporting William Nguyen after convicting him of disturbing public order for his part in a protest last month. A court official says Nguyen admitted to the violation and showed remorse.A Vietnamese court official said Nguyen, who is of Vietnamese descent, admitted to the violation and showed remorse.He was facing up to 7 years in prison. The case attracted the attention of members of Congress from both sides of the aisle.In the above audio hear what California Congressman Alan Lowenthal tells News 88.7 earlier today (July 20).David Hutt’s been closely following Nguyen’s case. He’s a political journalist and commentator based in Southeast Asia. Houston Matters host Craig Cohen spoke with Hutt about the political ramifications of Nguyen’s arrest and subsequent trial. Sharelast_img read more

Ken Starr Was The Highest Paid College Executive in 2016

first_imgLM Otero/APAccording to findings by The Chronicle of Higher Education, former Baylor University president and chancellor Ken Starr was paid a total of $4.9 million in 2016.Former Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr was the highest paid college executive in the U.S. in 2016, according to a new report by The Chronicle of Higher Education.“He stands out for two reasons, first among them being that he’s the highest paid president in 2016 in terms of total compensation,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reporter Dan Bauman, told Houston Matters. “The other reason is why Mr. Ken Starr came to be number one, and that’s as the result of a $4.5 million severance agreement that he negotiated with Baylor in the wake of the scandal that engulfed the university.”Starr resigned in August of 2016 in the wake of complaints about how the school handled reports of sexual assault. “It was related to a series of stories by Paula Lavigne of ESPN where she chronicled the administrative shortcomings and investigations of football players who had been accused of sexual assault,” said Bauman.According to The Chronicle’s findings, Starr made a total of $4.9 million in 2016, with most coming from a severance agreement.Houston Matters reached out to Baylor University for comment. The university said the terms of Ken Starr’s severance agreement remain confidential, but they can confirm that a portion of his compensation was to buy out his tenured faculty position at Baylor Law School.How Other Texas Universities CompareThe rankings look at total compensation, including base salaries as well as bonus and other payments.“Particularly for people who make the list, they’ve reached the top of the list as the result of compensation outside base compensation,” Bauman said. “What’s driving them to the top is typically compensation arriving from bonuses, from multi-year deferred compensation packages that have all sorts of requirements in order to trigger their transferring to a college president, settlement agreements, and so all of that sort of drives someone to the top of the list.”Among public-college leaders, William H. McRaven, the Chancellor of the University of Texas system, ranked third overall in the U.S., taking home $1.5 million. John Sharp, the Chancellor of Texas A&M University system, was close behind at $1.28 million.“In terms of Texas itself, in the public sector there’s a sense that there is a competition between certain universities within the state —  the UT system and the Texas Tech system — sort of an arms race,” Bauman said.Among private-college leaders, Texas Christian University Chancellor Victor J. Boschini Jr. was in the top five, receiving a total of $2.86 million. Rice University President David W. Leebron was also in the top 50 at $1.33 million.The full list can be viewed, here. Sharelast_img read more

Rapper Whose Lyrics Reflected Baltimores Pain Fatally Shot

first_imgBy The Associated PressBALTIMORE (AP) — A rising Baltimore rapper who advocated for nonviolence and whose lyrics often reflected the city’s trauma has been shot and killed.The Baltimore Sun reports 24-year-old Dominic Gantt, known professionally as Nick Breed, was found mortally wounded Sunday night and pronounced dead at a hospital.24-year-old Dominic Gantt, known professionally as Nick Breed, was a rising Baltimore Rapper who advocated for nonviolence. (Instagram Photo @Nick_breed)The newspaper called him a street rapper with a calm delivery and a melodic side. He collaborated with higher profile Baltimore artists such as YBS Skola and Young Moose. His YouTube videos got between 10,000 and 545,000 views.Baltimore director James Jones helped produce several Nick Breed music videos. Gantt was finding his faith in God and was planning a video set in a church, he said.“He was growing, he was up-and-coming,” Jones said. “He definitely had a following on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. He had a good fan base.”Last year, local radio station 92Q posted his video, “The Purge.” Just days ago, he reached an important milestone with an appearance on the YouTube freestyle series, “No Ghostwriter” hosted by Jay Hill.Gantt advocated for nonviolence. Last month, the city’s deadliest in more than a year, he tweeted : “I wanna see the murder rate in Bmore drop. Words worse than bullets spread that message Rt if you agree if ppl mind their business they a live longer.”___This story has been corrected to say his last name was Gantt, not Grant.___Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.comlast_img read more

Anker Heavily Discounts USBC Cables PowerWave Qi Wireless Chargers and Bluetooth Speakers

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Just a kangaroo in the vineyard during Australian snowstorm

first_img 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies SYDNEY (AP) — Kangaroos are a common sight for Australian vineyard owner Bill Shrapnel. But a winter storm this week was the first time he’d seen a ‘roo in the snow.Shrapnel guesses about 30 of the “timid” and “watchful” creatures live on his 77-acre Colmar Estate vineyard in Orange, New South Wales.But before he peeked out his back window Thursday, he had never seen one of the kangaroos in the snow. “They just turned up and started to feed. The younger ones boxed with one another as if it was just another day.”A surprised Shrapnel snapped a photo, which his daughter shared on social media.Shrapnel, 62, and his wife Jan moved to Orange earlier this year from Sydney, which hasn’t seen snow since 1836.While the couple had prepared for their first winter, he says, “having it snow three times in a week is not what we expected.”The winter storm caused traffic accidents, school closures and power outages around the state on Australia’s southeastern coast.Thredbo, a ski resort in New South Wales, recorded 30 centimeters (almost 12 inches) of snowfall, and highs in Orange and other wintry towns were below 5 Celsius.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. This July 16, 2015, photo provided by Bill Shrapnel and photographed through a window shows a Kangaroo on the Colmar Estate vineyard in Orange, New South Wales, Australia. The winter storm caused traffic accidents, school closures and power outages around the state on Australia’s southeastern coast. (AP Photo/Colmar Estate, Bill Shrapnel) Sponsored Stories 0 Comments   Share   Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Mesa family survives lightning strike to home The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Top Stories last_img read more

Mortgage Rates Resume Climb Following June Jobs Report

first_img in Data, Origination July 11, 2013 475 Views Share Mortgage Rates Resume Climb Following June Jobs Reportcenter_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Bankrate Federal Reserve Freddie Mac Investors Jobs Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Service Providers Unemployment 2013-07-11 Tory Barringer Mortgage rates continued to trend higher this week following last week’s release of the “”June employment report””:https://themreport.com/articles/payrolls-up-195k-unemployment-rate-flat-in-june-2013-07-05.[IMAGE]According to “”Freddie Mac’s””:http://www.freddiemac.com/ Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.51 percent (0.8 point) for the week ending July 11, up from 4.29 percent last week and almost a full percentage point higher than the same week last year (3.56 percent). The 15-year FRM averaged 3.53 percent (0.8 point), up from 3.39 percent previously.Certain adjustable rates saw increases, too. The 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 3.26 percent (0.7 point) this week, up from 3.10 percent in the last survey. The 1-year ARM averaged 2.66 percent (0.5 point), unchanged from last week.””June’s strong employment led to more market speculation that the Federal Reserve will reduce future bond purchases causing bond yields to rise and mortgage rates followed,”” explained Frank Nothaft, VP and chief economist at Freddie Mac. “”However, the minutes of the June 18th and 19th Federal Reserve’s monetary policy committee meeting, released July 10th, stated that many members indicated further improvement in the outlook for the labor market would be required before it would be appropriate to slow the pace of bond purchases.””Meanwhile, “”Bankrate.com’s””:http://www.bankrate.com/ weekly national survey saw mortgage rates rising to their highest level in the last two years. The 30-year fixed averaged 4.66 percent this week, while the 15-year fixed averaged 3.75 percent. The 5/1 ARM climbed to 3.63 percent.last_img read more

Eide talks going better than what they appear

first_imgReunification talks are going better than what appears to the outside world, Espen Barth Eide, the UN Secretary General’s Special Adviser said on Thursday.He was speaking after meeting the chief negotiators of the two sides, Andreas Mavroyiannis and Ozdil Nami.Eide said the UN was “quite impressed” with the outcome of the meetings between the negotiators during this week and the last.The parties were working hard to overcome certain issues that have been pending for some time, he added.Asked about the negative climate surrounding the talks process, the UN official attributed this to quarters on both sides opposed to a settlement and “who are comfortable with the status quo.”On the critical issues of security and guarantees in a reunited island, as well as the question of the ‘four freedoms’, Eide said these could be resolved only if the parties returned to a Geneva-like conference.His sense was that the parties would like to return to Geneva, however it was agreed that they should take specific steps in Cyprus before that could happen.Asked whether the two sides can bridge the gap on security and guarantees, given their considerable differences, the Norwegian diplomat said that in reality the two sides are closer than what is widely believed.Responding to another question, Eide denied reports of an agreement between the two sides for a freeze on gas exploration activities while talks are underway.He has not engaged in any discussion on such a moratorium, he added.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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