LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement I trust some of you were able to take a few days off, get together with family and reacquaint yourself with your couch.Those of you working in the film industry could probably use the rest.That’s evident after reading through the latest dump of memos and emails posted on the city’s website from city manager Sadhu Johnston to city council. A quick stat: The city hosted 3,301 filming days in 2016, which is more than double the 1,518 days in 2015. The numbers for 2017 were expected to be equally impressive when Johnston typed up the memo in August.Johnston’s memo was based on a report authored by Jerry Dobrovolny, the city’s general manager of engineering services. Before I get to some more stats, here’s a quote from Dobrovolny to illustrate just how busy the business of making movies and television shows was/is in Vancouver.“Based on the number of applications on file and discussion with the Directors Guild of Canada BC and local film studios, location filming levels are expected to reach close to 2016 levels for the remainder of the year,” Dobrovolny said. “Should that situation materialize, the city and its industry partners will need to assess resourcing and carefully manage capacity and fatigue while providing the excellent service on which the city has built its reputation.”Did that “situation materialize?” Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Twitter
APTN National NewsThe latest edition of Rolling Stone online issued Tuesday features a full-length article on Justin Trudeau who talks about growing up with a father who was the prime minister, his rise to power and how a charity boxing match with Senator Patrick Brazeau “wasn’t random,” and that he saw it as “the right kind of narrative” for the Liberal party.At the time of the fight, Trudeau was the leader of the Liberal party with 34 seats in the house of commons.The two squared off in a cancer fundraiser match in Ottawa March of 2012.Brazeau, covered in tattoos, and sporting long black hair seemed to be the overwhelming favorite.When the bell rang, Trudeau finished Brazeau off to win the match.The Rolling Stone article suggests the match suited Trudeau and the Liberals.“It wasn’t random,” Trudeau said. “I wanted someone who would be a good foil, and we stumbled upon the scrappy tough-guy senator from an indigenous community. He fit the bill, and it was a very nice counterpoint. I saw it as the right kind of narrative, the right story to tell.”The Rolling Stone article titled, Justin Trudeau: The North Star, includes a comparison between Trudeau’s policies and that of Trump, his penchant for public appearances and how he approaches international relations.The article is hitting the news stands in August. Patrick Brazeau sent a response to the Trudeau comment on the fight. “I’ll take it as a compliment,” he wrote. Contact APTN National News here: email@example.com
Brittany HobsonAPTN NewsIt’s been two months since Jessica Courchene last used meth.The first time the 36-year-old tried the drug was in 2013.“I thought it was cocaine so I tried a line,” Courchene told APTN News. “[The person] told me it was meth and to be honest it was like that first line I was already hooked.”“I knew at that moment this drug was great and I knew in my head that this was going to be an awful struggle.”For the past year Winnipeg police, grassroots organizations and front line workers have been struggling to address the rising use of crystal methamphetamine in the city.Courchene is one of the more than 300 people currently in treatment for amphetamine addiction in Manitoba.According to the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba this has increased by more than 100 per cent since 2014.Winnipeg is in the midst of a meth crisis.Courchene said she is trying to escape it.“It’s everywhere. I can’t believe it. As opposed to when I started using. Even [three years ago] it was not this bad,” said Courchene.Her addictions started with cocaine more than a decade ago then escalated to prescription pills.Once she started using meth she says she began to lose control of her life.She started fighting with family members. At her lowest point she was homeless and living in her car.“I have so many friends that [have] died already,” Courchene said tearfully. “I don’t want my life to be like that. I don’t want to be remembered like that.”Recent statistics from the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority show an increase in meth-related hospital visits.Since 2013 visits have gone up by 1,200 per cent.The office of the province’s chief medical examiner reports meth was involved in 35 overdose deaths in 2017 up from 19 in 2016.Steve Courchene fears his daughter will face the same fate.“Imagine when you hear somebody found dead from overdose…and your first thought is you think it’s your child,” said Steve Courchene.“Try living like that. It’s horrible.”It’s something he’s already experienced with his son.In 2005, Donovan Courchene died by suicide after living with drug addiction and mental health issues. He was 20-years-old.Steve Courchene has sought solace in writing. He had a blog where he shares his experiences, fears and advice.“We can’t enable them but at the same time we have to try to have empathy and kindness for them,” he said.“We really don’t know what they’re experiencing. The lifestyle they go through. The violence they see. The hurt they see. The pain they go through.”The death of her brother Donovan, propelled Jessica Courchene into her own battle with addictions.She’s been in and out of treatment since.Currently she is in an Indigenous-run out-patient program. She attends the Pritchard House four times a week for treatment including therapy and beading. She also attends Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings three times a week.“It’s a constant thing to have to work on your sobriety,” she said.“That’s the thing as soon as I stop or if I don’t go to NA or AA…or if I have any free time I’ll do it. That’s the scary thing about that drug.”In the past five years Courchene has been to three in-patient programs and two out-patient. But it hasn’t always been accessible. At one point she waited nearly four months to get into an out-patient program.The average wait time for government-funded treatment centres is two to three months, according to AFM.Courchene hopes to see more accessible programs for addicts seeking help.As she heads into month three of sobriety she’s taking things one day at a time.“When I go to my meetings and they’re like it’s just for today…I always used to think that’s kind of like a cliché for them to day but I get it,” she said.“This is as much as I can think. Every morning when I get up I say, ‘thank you for another sober day,’ and that’s really how my life is.”firstname.lastname@example.org@bhobs22
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.Police recovered the bodies of two unidentified young men from separate places of Keraniganj, Dhaka on Monday afternoon.Khorshed Alam, sub-inspector of South Keraniganj police station, said they recovered a body from Char Kaliganj area and the other from the Buriganga river in the same area.The bodies of the youths, aged around 30-35, were sent to Sir Salimullah Medical College Hospital in the capital for autopsy, he said.
Twelve people were killed and another 25 injured on Saturday when the bus they were traveling in careened off a road in a coastal region of western Ecuador, officials said.“So far there are 25 injured…and 12 people died as a result of the traffic accident,” a rescue agency said in a statement.The accident occurred at around 2:00 pm local time (1900 GMT) on the Jipijapa highway, in the area known as “Las Americas” of the Manabi province, according to a report from the Ecuadorian Traffic Commission.Traffic accidents are among the leading causes of death in the Andean country.Last week, a frontal collision between two buses in the neighboring province of Guayas left 11 dead and 54 wounded.
Kolkata: The Election Commission is gearing up for voting in the booth at Srikhola Primary School under Bijanbari block in Darjeeling which is located at an altitude of 2,700 feet from the sea level. This booth in the district is located at the highest altitude in Bengal. Darjeeling will have polls on April 18, during the second phase of elections.”The booth is located very close to the Indo-Nepal border and is highly sensitive and accessibility is a major challenge. It is five hours’ drive from Darjeeling town and then a steep climb of nearly 7 km on horses. The election officials and the security personnel including the Central Forces will be reaching the booth at least 24 hours in advance,” an EC official said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataBijanbari is a small town located in a valley. There is a winding scenic road that goes down all the way from Ghoom to this sleepy town over a stretch of 22 kilometres. Lovely mountain streams, waterfalls, tea gardens and the green forest is a feast to the eyes. However, the booth located at the extreme end of this block has around 915 voters who hail from four villages. The residents in the area have been demanding proper connectivity to this place for a very long time. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThere have been attempts by the state Public Works Department (PWD) to construct a narrow motorable road through the hills to reach the booth. Some part of the road was also built by the PWD engineers but a major landslide that took place a few months back had damaged it. It may be mentioned that the total number of booths in Darjeeling parliamentary constituency is 1,899 among which 874 booths are in the hills and the rest 1,025 booths are in the plains. Out of the 874 booths in the hills, 261 booths are in Kurseong Assembly constituency (AC), 321 in Darjeeling AC and 292 booths in Kalimpong AC. Darjeeling parliamentary constituency has 80 percent of its booths highly sensitive and the Commission is making special security arrangements for all of them.
March 19, 2015 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global The cloud is growing larger every day, with more and more customers either storing their data there or using its other functions. In a time of rapid change, it’s easy for the cloud to be seen by some as a panacea to cure their many IT ills, while for others it presents as a source of impending woe.1: My current computer systems will work just as well in the cloud as they do today.Sadly, no. A network requires servers that can be set up either locally or in the cloud. However, servers in the cloud are shared and the management of that sharing incurs performance overhead. This performance hit could impact specialized industry systems designed for on-site servers. As a user, you do not have control over when that might happen.2: My current means of working with very large sets of data will be the same — if not better — in the cloud.Not true. The speed of the connection between where you access your data and where it is stored in your cloud might not be as fast as the high speeds you may be used to with an on-site server.3: Applications I’m accustomed to using throughout my organization will work seamlessly after their support systems go to the cloud.False. Using the cloud to host any application also means moving all of its supporting elements into to the cloud. While this shift can be beneficial, if access to the cloud is interrupted in any way, productivity could grind to a halt.4: For my organization, the cloud is an either-or proposition: I can either be in the cloud or I can keep my current setup with physical servers.In reality, the most effective way for an organization to see the benefits of the cloud is to use both setups simultaneously as they slowly transition into the cloud.5: Virtualizing my servers is all I need for my company to succeed in the cloud.Virtualizing is the process of taking a given task into the cloud, where a physical server creates a ‘virtual machine’ to help you complete it more quickly than you could on your own. But a virtualized server by itself is not enough to succeed. Just like there is more to a vacation than choosing the destination, success in the cloud relies on the automated management infrastructure around the server working well — like packing the right clothes for that getaway.6: The only way to keep hackers from breaking into my cloud is to build my own.Not true! In fact, the variety of attacks a cloud sustains can actually make it more secure. That’s because the engineers protecting the network will be able to identify and correct more weaknesses. But that doesn’t mean you need to build your own cloud. As your security needs grow, any increase in resources directed towards securing your cloud can provide an advantage, whether in money saved or attacks defeated.7: All I need is a cloud to save money on my IT needs.Not so fast. The cloud is able to easily adjust the amount of computing power you’re using, giving a lot of flexibility to your budget. Focusing on cost alone, though, and not investigating how you might achieve significant efficiencies with new cloud technologies after you migrate could diminish your return on the cloud investment.8: Once I’m in the cloud, I can help employees be more productive by giving them apps for their smartphones.They keys to a successful app are often misunderstood. While a cloud’s ability to provide enormous computing power can help an app succeed, other factors can be equally important, like whether the app will work without a network connection. A hybrid approach combining local and offline data storage while interfacing with the cloud on an as-available basis is one best practice.9: It is easy to change from one cloud provider to another whenever I want to.Not true. In fact, the bottom lines of many niche cloud providers require them to lock in their customers, typically with long-term contracts or painfully high early termination fees. If you don’t go with an industry-leading provider, make sure to read all the fine print and get a professional second opinion.10: I’m worried that my cloud provider is spying on my activity in their cloud.With privacy on many minds these days, the multi-billion-dollar cloud computing industry could collapse if even one major cloud provider was caught snooping on their user’s data — or helping others do so. These providers are actually building security mechanisms to guarantee they themselves cannot access the data. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 4 min read Register Now »