ARITZIAS FIRST OUTLET STORE JUST OPENED NEAR TORONTO

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement One of Canada’s most successful modern fashion brands is finally, at long last, throwing a bone to those of us who drool over their window displays but refuse to spend $200 on a plain brown cardigan.Aritzia, the Vancouver-born upscale retailer turned cool girl cult favourite, just launched its first-ever North American outlet store in the GTA.You can find it at Toronto Premium Outlets in Halton Hills, where a brand new, 140,000-square-foot luxury expansion opened to the public on Thursday morning. Twitterlast_img read more

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WITH LOVE AND WIGS CATHERINE OHARA AND SCHITTS CREEK FINALLY BROKE THROUGH

first_imgAdvertisement WITH LOVE (AND WIGS), CATHERINE O’HARA AND SCHITT’S CREEK FINALLY BROKE THROUGH AT THE EMMYSIt’s rare for a show five seasons in—with its sixth and final season on the way—to break through at the Emmys, but that’s just what Schitt’s Creek did. And the joint Pop TV and CBC series is that kind of show: a rarity. The acclaimed comedy created by father-son duo Eugene Levy and Dan Levy is unlike any other comedy on TV. READ MORETWITTER GOES WILD OVER THE EMMY NOMINATIONS FOR SCHITT’S CREEKIt’s been a long time coming. Schitt’s Creek was nominated for four Emmys on Tuesday, including Outstanding Comedy Series.Twitter blew up with excitement about the underdog comedy that made moves all the way to the top.MOIRA GOT HER EMMY NOM AND I’M VERY EMOTIONAL ABOUT ALL OF THIS. @TheEmmys— dan levy (@danjlevy) July 16, 2019 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter THE LITTLE SHOW THAT DID: SCHITT’S CREEK STAR SHOCKED BY EMMY NOMS ‘ROLLING IN’‘Maybe it’s just the Canadian in me where you think, ‘Oh, we’re probably not going to get more than one, if we get one’,’ Eugene Levy saidEugene Levy described Schitt’s Creek as “the little show that could” to the Toronto Star — and it was the little show that did. The Canadian comedy series, with a small American cult following, caught the attention of the Television Academy and earned four Emmy nominations when the list came out Tuesday.On top of the show vying for best comedy series and best contemporary costumes, Levy was nominated for best lead actor in a comedy series and his opposite, Catherine O’Hara who plays Moira Rose, was nominated for best leading actress in a comedy series. READ MORESchittscreek | InstagramTHE CANADIAN CAST OF ‘SCHITT’S CREEK’ CAN’T STOP CELEBRATING THEIR EMMY AWARD NOMINATIONSThe Emmy nominations were released on Tuesday, July 16, and we think it’s safe to say that the Schitt’s Creek cast stole the show, especially in Canada. Fans of Schitt’s Creek were patiently waiting for their favorite show to shine and this year, their dream finally came true! But fans weren’t the only ones excited about the nominations. The Schitt’s Creek cast celebrated their four Emmy nominations last night on social media with the rest of Canada. READ MORE Advertisementcenter_img Login/Register With: Dan this means you can’t end the show now sorry those are the rules— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) July 16, 2019READ MORE Advertisement Facebooklast_img read more

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SIMU LIUS RISE FROM BAY STREET ACCOUNTANT TO MARVELS KUNG FU SUPER

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment In the big-screen Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Mandarin leads a global terrorist organization known as the Ten Rings, and its members have appeared in the Iron Man films as well as “Ant-Man.”Marvel said that character will be played by Leung, who is a veteran star in China but also new to Hollywood.WHERE HAVE I SEEN LIU BEFORE?Liu plays the athletic and charismatic son Jung in CBC-TV’s hit sitcom “Kim’s Convenience,” which is also available on Netflix in the United States.His Korean-Canadian character works at a car-rental company but harbours a rebellious past, and because of that he doesn’t get along with his father, Appa.Liu’s first major role was in the half-hour OMNI drama “Blood and Water,” a unique noir that featured an all-Chinese ensemble with dialogue in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.Back when the show premiered in November 2015, he touted the project for putting Asian talent in the spotlight.“As an Asian Canadian I find it’s really hard to find content in the media that is relatable,” said Liu, whose role included lines in both Mandarin and English.Before that, Liu logged bit parts in several TV series including “Nikita,” “Warehouse 13,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Taken.”LIU DIDN’T START OUT ACTINGLike all the big superheroes, Liu forged a secret identity, of sorts — Liu says he pursued acting for months without telling his parents.“My parents were very, very, not OK with me pursuing the arts and I feel like that’s a very common mindset for parents who are immigrants themselves and who value that kind of stability above everything else,” he said in 2015.“To throw away a career, a perfectly good career to pursue the arts seems so counter-intuitive to them, which is understandable.”Liu’s entry into show business came amid an industry-wide push for more racial diversity on the big and small screens, with successes including “Master of None” and “Fresh Off the Boat” offering exciting possibilities for marginalized performers.Still, Liu pointed to family pressures that made it difficult for him to even consider acting.“When I booked my first national commercial, the day before it was about to come out I was like, ‘Listen, you’re going to start seeing my face on television, I don’t want you to freak out but this is what I decided to do with my life.”‘LIU HAS CHAMPIONED ASIAN ROLESLiu has also produced and directed a short film, and worked as a writer on the second season of “Blood and Water.”“In order for this whole diversity thing to fly, we not only need diverse performers but we do need those writers as well,” he said back in 2015.And when the Singapore-set feature “Crazy Rich Asians” came out last summer, Liu urged his Twitter followers to join him at a weekend screening to support the romantic comedy.“It’s the first movie with an all-Asian cast in 25 years and that means something,” said Liu, who did not appear in the film but believed a strong box-office would push Hollywood to make more films with Asian talent.“I can’t overstate the importance of us showing up as a community, as a crowd.”Just as Marvel’s “Black Panther” furthered conversations about diversity in big-budget filmmaking, Liu said he believed “Crazy Rich Asians” could highlight the demand and power of Asian audiences.“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is set to hit theatres Feb. 12, 2021.By Cassandra Szklarski ~ The Canadian Press with files from Victoria Ahearn Advertisement TORONTO — Once upon a time, Simu Liu was a Toronto accountant.But he secretly dreamt of being an actor, and just a few years after leaving Bay Street, Liu is on the brink of movie stardom thanks to being cast as the first Asian superhero to lead a Marvel film.Marvel Studios announced the news to thousands of fans at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend, when Liu took the stage to introduce himself as the kung-fu master in “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” Facebook “This is just the craziest, craziest dream,” Liu says in video taken at the event, which also revealed roles for Hong Kong actor Tony Leung and “Crazy Rich Asians” star Awkwafina.Chatter around the cast has exploded online, with much of the focus on the relatively unknown Canadian. Marvel promises that Liu will soon become a household name, but until then, here’s a primer on Canada’s rising star.WHO IS SIMU LIU?Liu was born in northern China where he was raised by his grandparents while his parents attended Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., he told The Canadian Press back in 2015.His father returned to China to bring him to Canada when he was five years old: “I remember meeting my father for the first time, and then my mother after I landed at Toronto.”From there, the family bounced around the Greater Toronto Area, spending time in communities including Etobicoke and Mississauga, Ont.When he grew older, Liu says his parents pushed him to attend the Ivey School of Business at Western University, even though he really wanted to pursue the arts.After graduating, Liu got a job on Bay Street but was laid off in 2012 at age 23. He took that as an opportunity to switch gears: “That kind of spiralled into a bunch of happy accidents that allowed me to have opportunities to be an actor.”WHO IS SHANG-CHI AND WHAT ARE THE TEN RINGS?Marvel.com describes Shang-Chi as “the undisputed Master of Kung Fu.”He’s a martial arts expert and the son of a criminal mastermind but grew up unaware of his own father’s villainy, according to the comics.Shang-Chi was raised in a hidden, ancient fortress in China, where he was trained in several martial arts and became proficient in all forms of fighting — but especially kung fu and bare-handed battle.He also mastered philosophical disciplines, and could manifest a sense of calm so pronounced that he was able to dodge bullets, adds the site, an exhaustive summary of the comics source material.The Ten Rings, meanwhile, is a reference to 10 magical rings that were discovered in the wreckage of an alien spaceship by the Mandarin, a power-hungry villain who becomes an archrival to Iron Man. 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Canada finally backs UN Indigenous declaration

first_imgAPTN National NewsOTTAWA–The Canadian government said Friday it had endorsed the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.The government has long been urged by First Nations leaders across the country to sign the document. The Conservative government admitted its refusal to endorse it had harmed its relationship with First Nations people.Canada’s UN ambassador John McNee met with the president of the UN General Assembly Friday to indicate Canada’s decision to formally endorse the declaration.“We understand and respect the importance of this (declaration) to Indigenous peoples in Canada and worldwide,” said Indian Affairs Minister John Duncan, in a statement. “Canada has endorsed the declaration to further reconcile and strengthen our relationship with Aboriginal peoples in Canada.”Assembly of First Nations national Chief Shawn Atleo said he welcomed the government’s announcement.“Today marks an important shift in our relationship and now the real work begins,” said Atleo. “Endorsing the declaration is the opportunity to look forward and re-set the relationship between First Nations and the Crown so it is consistent with the Treaties and other agreements with First Nations upon which this country was founded.”The government had initially voted against the document, along with the U.S., Australia and New Zealand, saying it infringed on Canadian laws.“We are not prepared to sign on to this non-binding document because it is inconsistent with our Constitution, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the National Defence Act, Supreme Court rulings, policies under which we negotiate treaties, and does not account for third-party interests,” said Indian Affairs Minister John Duncan, in 2009, when he was a parliamentary secretary.Canada now says it is “confident” it can “interpret the principles expressed in the declaration” without infringing on the Constitution or the country’s laws.Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon said Canada’s decision to change its position on the declaration signalled its commitment to “promoting and protecting” the rights of Indigenous peoples.“Canada’s active involvement abroad, coupled with its productive partnership with Aboriginal Canadians is having a real impact in advancing Indigenous rights and abroad,” said Cannon, in a statement.NDP Aboriginal affairs critic Jean Crowder said it was about time the government acted on the declaration.“With each day that went by without that recognition, Aboriginal peoples questioned whether or not the Prime Minister’s residential school apology truly meant anything,” said Crowder.Prime Minister Stephen Harper apologized in 2008 for the Indian residential schools policy and for the way Aboriginal children were treated at these schools.An interview with Indian Affairs Minister John Duncan will air Friday evening at 6 p.m. ET on APTN National Newslast_img read more

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Photos of missing mother possibly ended up in burn pile police told

first_imgWillow FiddlerAPTN NewsLilly Southwind had a gut feeling not to hand over the pictures of her mom to police.Viola Panacheese had been missing for three days when she reported her missing 25 years ago to the Ontario Provincial Police in Sioux Lookout, Ont.“I gave them reluctantly, cause they didn’t have a current picture of her to post, to share in hopes of finding her,” Lilly said at Day 2 of the Thunder Bay public hearings of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.“I told them I want them back right away.”Years passed and Viola is still missing. So are the photos.Lilly kept on police to return the photos and would be shocked when she was finally told what happened to them.“He said, ‘we don’t have your mothers pictures. We don’t have them. Her file was lost,’” said Lilly. She was told it was possible the file ended up in the “burn pile” when the detachment moved into a new building.“I just sat there, I was in shock. My first thought was so when was it lost? How long has it been lost? All that time when things could’ve been done or people could’ve been interviewed again, all that time is gone,” said Lilly.Lilly told the inquiry more needs to be done to help families of missing persons.“I don’t want any family to ever go through that frustration, that angry, that anguish. I feel my family was wronged,” she said.last_img read more

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60s Scoop demonstrations unfold across the country

first_imgA small group of survivors banded together in protest of the proposed 800 million dollar settlement being offered by Ottawa.They say there was no consultation with them.Charlene Brown said a settlement of $25,000 works out to be about $3-a-day for her broken childhood.‘I fell insulted, offended that the government would offer this to us without consulting us,” said Brown.For Shaun Ladue it’s not about the money but having his voice heard.“We all lost our culture, language, our history and lot of us suffered bad abuse situations,” said Ladue. “As a child my voice wasn’t heard, my parents didn’t have their voice heard and now their continuing to this cycle of being very paternalistic and patronizing and I’m unsatisfied.”news@aptn.ca APTN NewsRallies across the country happened Friday for survivors of the 60s Scoop.About three dozen people stood in the cold wind on Parliament Hill, an event organized by the National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network (NISCWN).They wore purple arm bands, a healing colour in some Indigenous cultures.The event was in part about healing for the thousands of Indigenous kids that were taken from their homes and put with non-Indigenous people.“There’s Sundance lodges where they thought of the children that were taken away. I know this, My elders back home … people like that told me that they prayed for us kids that were taken away. So never forget those prayers,” said Mista Wasis, an adoptee.But hanging over the gathering was the $800-million settlement offer from the federal government.The network had opposed the settlement at previous media conferences.It was a position not everyone agreed with.“The agreement has really made a great divide within the 60s Scoop community and we’re looking at this as a way of bringing everybody back together again,” said Duane Morrisseau-Beck, co-founder of NISCWN.NISCWN will not oppose the deal now but say it’s far from perfect, such as not including Metis adoptees.“You know there’s still, for me personally, there’s still some disappointment because as a Metis person I sort of envisioned that the announcement would have been made for everybody,” said Morrisseau-Beck.The federal government has reached out to the Metis National Council for a possible negotiation.Seven other rallies happened across Canada, including in Winnipeg and Whitehorse where people met at the healing totem pole for Yukon Survivors.last_img read more

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Toyota and Transition Energetique Quebec to look at hydrogen infrastructure

first_imgTORONTO – Toyota Canada and Transition Energetique Quebec are going to study the need for hydrogen infrastructure to support the introduction of fuel cell vehicles in Quebec.The two sides announced plans to sign a memorandum of understanding to study the market requirements for hydrogen infrastructure.Transition Energetique Quebec was established by Quebec’s Ministry of Energy to promote energy transition, innovation and efficiency in the province.Earlier this month, Toyota Canada said its first hydrogen fuelling and service facility will be built at its Quebec zone office.Toyota says its ultimate goal is to offer hydrogen fuel cell technology to Quebec drivers.last_img read more

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Wynne wraps China trade mission

first_imgSHENZHEN, China – Premier Kathleen Wynne wrapped up a trade mission to China and says the trip has secured nearly $2 billion in agreements between Ontario and Chinese companies.Speaking from Shenzhen, China on Friday, Wynne told The Canadian Press that those agreements will create more than 2,000 jobs in Ontario.The premier and business delegates from the science, tech, agri-food and automotive sectors met with Chinese businesses throughout the week.In Shenzhen, Wynne met with BYD, the world’s largest electric vehicle manufacturer, which is planning to expand its auto assembly and finishing operations to Ontario.On this trip, which is her third trade mission to China, the premier has also travelled to Chongqing.While the Chinese leg of the trip is over, the delegation will continue the trade mission travelling to Hong Kong and then on to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi in Vietnam.As important as signing deals is to the broader trip, Wynne said making contacts that leads to future investment is a key element of the mission.“Right now, because of what’s going on in terms of global economic uncertainty, it’s really even more important that we have these connections,” she said. “That we diversify our trade and investment relationships.”last_img read more

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Slovenias premier resigns over court ruling on referendum

first_imgLJUBLJANA, Slovenia – Slovenia’s prime minister said Wednesday he is resigning after the country’s top court annulled last year’s referendum on a key railway project and ordered a new vote.Miro Cerar said he sent his resignation to parliament and will formally notify the president Thursday. The move means that Slovenia’s parliamentary elections, which were due in early June, will be held a few weeks earlier.“I have made a decision any trustworthy politician should make in such a situation,” Cerar said in a statement broadcast live. “You (citizens) will have a chance in the elections to judge between right and wrong and who deserves your support.”Cerar also praised his centre-left government’s achievements in curbing an economic downturn in the tiny European Union nation of 2 million people that is the home country of U.S. first lady Melania Trump.“During my term the economic crisis ended. Slovenia has stable economic growth, third strongest in EU,” he said. “We have the lowest unemployment rate after 2009.”The government also has faced a wave of strikes and protests by public sector workers demanding higher wages amid economic recovery. Many schools in Slovenia were closed Wednesday as teachers went on strike for the second time in a month.Slovenia’s Supreme Court ruled earlier Wednesday that government backing for the railway project during the referendum campaign was one-sided and could have affected the outcome of the vote.The referendum in September approved the government’s plan to build 27 kilometres (16 miles) of additional railway linking the Adriatic port of Koper with the Divaca hub near the border with Italy.The vote was initiated by independent campaigner Vili Kovacic, who also took the issue to Slovenia’s top courts. Kovacic was supported by some opposition parties.Cerar said the rail project is of “strategic importance for the development of Slovenia.” He complained that “some are jeopardizing Slovenia’s development.”The date for the new referendum wasn’t immediately set.___Associated Press Writer Jovana Gec in Belgrade, Serbia, contributed to this report.last_img read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,552.06, up 67.74 points)Katanga Mining Limited. (TSX:KAT). Miner. Down 88 cents, or 49.16 per cent, to 91 cents on 10.9 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Up 26 cents, or 5.31 per cent, to $5.16 on 8.7 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up one cents, or 0.25 per cent, to $4.01 on 8.7 million shares.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Down 59 cents, or 6.85 per cent, to $8.02 on 6.9 million shares.Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G). Miner. Down 16 cents, or 0.88 per cent, to $18.08 on 6.6 million shares.Athabasca Oil Corp. (TSX:ATH). Oil and gas. Up 10 cents, or 6.71 per cent, to $1.59 on 5.8 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Maxar Technologies (TSX:MAXR). Technology. Down 26 cents, or 0.45 per cent, to $57.87 on 140,028 shares. The president of Canadarm-builder MDA says setting up the company’s parent firm in the United States won’t have any impact on jobs in Canada. In October 2017, MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates, based in Richmond, B.C., became Maxar Technologies Ltd. after it acquired DigitalGlobe, an American satellite imaging company. Maxar’s headquarters were in San Francisco before recently moving to Westminster, Colo.MEG Energy Corp. (TSX:MEG). Oil and gas. Down two cents, or 0.31 per cent, to $6.49 on 1.8 million shares. The oilsands producer says co-founder Bill McCaffrey will be retiring from his role as CEO as well as from the board of directors following its annual general meeting on May 31. The Calgary-based company says director Harvey Doerr is to act as interim CEO while it searches for a permanent replacement.last_img read more

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Canadian shippers relieved after CP Rail reaches deal with train crews

first_imgMONTREAL – Canadian shippers breathed a collective sigh of relief Wednesday after CP Rail reached a tentative agreement with its train crews to end a strike mere hours after it began.The Calgary railway and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference reached a four-year deal and the union also completed a five-year agreement for the Kootenay Valley Railway.Full operations at both railways will resume across Canada early Thursday morning, the union said in a news release.“We believe this is a fair contract that our members can feel good about ratifying,” said union president Doug Finnson.“I am personally very satisfied with what we have negotiated.”Railway CEO Keith Creel lauded the agreement as positive for 12,000 CP Rail employees, customers and the entire Canadian economy.“It is especially meaningful to achieve a four-year tentative agreement with our valued locomotive engineers and conductors, providing long-term stability for all parties involved,” he said in a statement.“This is a significant step toward a renewed positive relationship growing forward together serving our customers and the Canadian economy.”The tentative agreements must be ratified by Teamsters members over the coming months.Details of the agreement are being withheld pending ratification.Employment Minister Patty Hajdu thanked the parties for their commitment to the collective bargaining process.“This is further evidence that when employers, organized labour, and governments work together and respect the collective bargaining process, we get the best results for Canadians and for our economy,” she said in a statement after the agreement was announced.Agricultural and mining shippers, who had already been calling for government intervention, said they were pleased because the quick deal will minimize the impact on their sectors.“We were mentally prepared for a strike that would have gone on longer but perhaps it would be fair to say that we’re relieved that it’s been resolved as quickly as it has been,” said Wade Sobkowich, executive director of the Western Grain Elevator Association, which represents the country’s largest exporters.He said the less-than-day-long strike prevented about $20 million of grain from moving, something that should be made up.Sobkowich said he believed the two sides were under tremendous pressure from the federal government after the prime minister signalled Tuesday that it wasn’t rushing to step in with back-to-work legislation or binding arbitration.“If there was going to be a resolution to this it was going to have to come from the negotiating table and I think that that put pressure on both sides to try and resolve things,” Sobkowich said.An agreement between CP Rail and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers representing 360 signalling workers just before Tuesday evening’s strike deadline ensured that Canada’s three largest cities and Via Rail would avoid chaos during Wednesday morning’s commute.The quick resolution also suggested that the Teamsters may not have been far from a deal as well, added Todd Lewis, of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan.“We’re going to have a bad week of service this week but hopefully we can get everything back to normal and with the new legislation that’s been put forward we can get some improved service,” he said in an interview.Lewis believes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s comments suggesting the government wasn’t going to intervene put extra pressure on the railway.“Back-to-work legislation is a two-edged sword,” he said. “It does impact a settlement but I think the signals were given that maybe the railroads wouldn’t have been happy with the settlement that would have been imposed this time.”Trudeau’s comments were a little unsettling, said Pierre Gratton, CEO of the Mining Association of Canada, who assumed that the government would intervene because of the negative consequences for the mining sector and the Canadian economy as a whole.“What was going on behind the scenes was much more intense than met the eye,” Gratton said.The Conservative federal government was more aggressive with unions during the last two strikes.Train crews ended a brief walkout in 2015 and agreed to arbitration after the Harper government warned of back-to-work legislation. Three years earlier, federal back-to-work legislation was enacted to end a 10-day strike.Gratton wouldn’t say which approach he believes is more successful.“I don’t really care how it’s resolved. We just can’t have our members not able to get the materials in or out so we’re just delighted, relieved.”Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:CP)last_img read more

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Calgary Farmers Market opening new location near COP

first_imgFans of the Calgary Farmers’ Market will soon have a second location where they can load up on local delicacies.Plans have been unveiled for a new market along Highway 1 across from Canada Olympic Park.According to its website, Calgary Farmers’ Market West will transport you to old New York with the spirit of the Rocky Mountains.The 50,000-square-foot location will include al-fresco style shopping and dining areas.It’s set to open in the spring of 2020 and is already accepting applications from vendors.The current farmers’ market on Blackfoot Trail opened in 2011.Open Gallery3 itemslast_img read more

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Indian farmers march seeking better prices for produce

first_imgNEW DELHI — Thousands of farmers are marching to India’s Parliament demanding higher prices for their produce and a government waiver on their farm loans to alleviate hardships.Waving red, yellow and green flags and banners representing farmers’ organizations, the protesters also demanded diesel and fertilizers at lower prices and blamed the Hindu nationalist government for hardships caused by years of declining earnings in the agriculture sector.Rain-dependent agriculture employs more than half of India’s 1.3 billion people, but shrinking earnings mean it now accounts for only 15 per cent of India’s economy.Failed harvests force poor farmers to borrow money at high interest rates to buy seeds, fertilizers and food for their cattle. They often mortgage their land and, as debts mount, some are driven to suicide.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Powell says he would reject any Trump request to resign

first_imgWASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says he will not resign if asked to do so by President Donald Trump.Powell also says the central bank intends to be flexible going forward in determining when to hike its key policy rate. He also says that the Fed could alter its approach to trimming its huge balance sheet if it determines such a change is needed.Powell’s comments, made during a panel discussion in Atlanta, were immediately cheered by financial markets, which were already rallying on the basis of a strong unemployment report that showed 312,000 jobs were created in December.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Grande Prairie RCMP Seek Assistance in Locating Missing Person

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Dakota Hughes (20). He was last seen in the Grande Prairie area on January 17, 2019.Dakota is described as:MetisBrown HairHazel eyes6’0″‘180lbsThere is a concern for Dakota’s well-being. The RCMP would like to locate and speak with him as soon as possible. If you have any information about his whereabouts, please contact Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at 780-830-5700. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS) or by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com.last_img read more

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Mars meteorite provides evidence of life on Red Planet

first_imgLondon: Scientists have discovered evidence of different forms of bacteria embedded within a Martian meteorite, suggesting that life may have once existed on the Red Planet. Named ALH-77005, the Martian meteorite was found in the Allan Hills on Antarctica during the mission of the Japanese National Institute of Polar Research between 1977 and 1978. Scientists from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences discovered embedded organic material in the meteorite. They were able to determine the presence of organic matter in mineralised form such as different forms of bacteria within the meteorite. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”Our work is important to a broad audience because it integrates planetary, earth, biological, chemical, and environmental sciences and will be of interest to many researchers in those fields,” said Ildiko Gyollai from HAS Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences. “The research will also be of interest to planetologists, experts of meteorite and astrobiology as well as researchers of the origin of life, and to the general public since it offers an example of a novel aspect of microbial mediation in stone meteorites,” said Gyollai, lead author of the study pubished in the journal Open Astronomy. The research could change the examination of meteorites in the future. In light of their discovery, the authors posit that solar system materials should be studied to establish whether there is evidence of microbial forms within space rocks — and an indication that there was once life on Mars.last_img read more

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Irani files nomination targets Rahul over IT raids

first_imgAmethi: Union minister Smriti Irani Thursday filed nomination papers from Amethi, pitting herself against Congress president Rahul Gandhi who has won thrice from the Lok Sabha constituency regarded as Gandhi family pocket borough. Irani filed the nomination after a road show, which followed a similar route taken by the one organised by the Congress when Rahul Gandhi submitted his own papers here on Wednesday. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath accompanied her in a show of strength in the constituency, which has been nursed by the Union textiles minister even after she was defeated by Gandhi last time. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details She lost the 2014 election by over a lakh votes, but the shrunken margin of victory for Gandhi boosted the Bharatiya Janata Party’s hopes. The Congress president is also contesting from a second constituency, Wayanad in Kerala, this time, prompting the BJP to claim that he is “scared” to take on Irani. Irani, who has been lashing out at Gandhi for missing from Amethi and for its lack of development, continued to attack him on Thursday, questioning his silence over the Income Tax raids against aides of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday The road show began with prayers at the Gauriganj’s Budhanmaai temple, where her husband Zubin Irani accompanied her. Enthusiastic party workers took part in the road show ahead of the nomination, beating drums and showering rose petals. Many women wore saffron saris and men had angochhas in the same colour flung over their shoulders. They wore ‘Main bhi chowkidar’ (I am also a watchman) caps, in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Irani submitted four sets of nomination papers to district election officer R M Mishra. taking with reporters, Irani targeted her rival over the recent I-T raids. The Income-Tax Department has claimed it has detected a racket in collection of unaccounted cash, running into crores. “Rahul Gandhi is still silent over the fact that details of about Rs 280 crore have emerged from the residence of an aide of Kamal Nath, she charged. Rahul’s silence exposes his reality.” Irani said the people are looking for a vision in these elections for the development of the country, asserting that Modi will again emerge as prime minister.last_img read more

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Accident at Yamuna Expressway Woman killed four injured

first_imgGreater Noida: A 40 year old lady was killed while four members of her family received injuries after their car crashed into a truck from behind at Zero point at Yamuna Expressway in Knowledge Park area in Greater Noida on Wednesday afternoon. Cops said that the woman was a cancer patient and her treatment was underway at a private hospital in Delhi.As per police, the family was coming from Aligarh to Delhi and the incident was reported around 11.20 pm. The deceased was identified as Lajjawati(40), a native of Aligarh, was travelling with her son Arjun (23), daughter in law Sundari (21) and daughter Kajol (20). They were accompanied by the driver named Sukhpal (32). All persons have received injuries on head and leg but Arjun and Kajol are still in the ICU and they are critical. Rakesh Singh, an eye witness said that we took them to Kailash Hospital for medical treatment, where doctors declared the woman dead after which we informed the police about incident. “Police have seized the truck while its driver had fled away but yet no complaint made from the Victim’s family members,” said Arvind Pathak, SHO of knowledge park Police station.last_img read more

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