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Misogyny and entitlement Killer of businesswoman to serve at least 15 years

first_imgHALIFAX – The stepfather of a Montreal-born businesswoman and yoga instructor has denounced the “misogyny and entitlement” of the Halifax man who was ordered Wednesday to serve at least 15 years in prison for her murder.Nicholas Butcher stabbed his common-law partner, 32-year-old Kristin Johnston, to death inside her Halifax-area home on March 26, 2016. He was convicted by a jury of second-degree murder in April.The conviction carries an automatic life sentence, but Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Joshua Arnold ruled Wednesday that the 36-year-old man would be able to apply for parole after serving 15 years, less 880 days for time served.Tom Bourne, Johnston’s stepfather, told reporters afterwards he was always taught to forgive people.“But what I have to forgive here with respect to this is pretty significant,” said Bourne outside of the courtroom.“I have to forgive the stabbing death of Kristin; the misogyny and entitlement, cruelty and objectification of Krissy; his 10 hours of stalking behaviours and his controlling behaviours; his invasion of her privacy.”Bourne said his natural instinct would be to “do to him what he did to her,” but that he has to try and move past that feeling.“I can only speak for myself here, but if I don’t manage to forgive him, I’m going to be pretty twisted and beaten up forever,” he said.Bourne said Johnston’s death has caused “misery” and “suffering” to her mother, her father, her siblings, and so many others.“What was particularly hard to deal with was the trashing of Krissy’s reputation during the trial,” said Bourne, likely referring to how Butcher claimed he was acting in self defence when he stabbed Johnston.“Not content with killing her, he proceeded to try and kill her reputation.”Arnold recounted the harrowing details of the murder Wednesday as Butcher, wearing a dark suit and glasses, sat emotionless at his lawyer’s bench.He described how Butcher read Johnston’s Facebook messages, which discussed her desire to end their relationship.Butcher twice showed up unannounced to an apartment where Johnston was hanging out with friends, the second time finding her becoming intimate with someone. Butcher then demanded she return home with him.“Shortly after they arrived (home), Kristin Johnston changed her clothes and was lying in bed at her most vulnerable. Mr. Butcher then murdered Ms. Johnston. He put a pillow over her face and stabbed, slashed and cut her in the neck 10 times,” said Arnold.“Mr. Butcher then attempted suicide by cutting his own arm with a knife and a razor lying next to Ms. Johnston in bed. When this did not work, he stabbed himself in the neck 13 times. When this did not work, Mr. Butcher retrieved a mitre saw from storage in the basement, brought it to the bedroom, and then cut his own arm off.”The jury heard that Butcher’s right hand had been surgically reattached.Arnold said Butcher — who has a law degree — lived a “pro-social” lifestyle before the murder and does not have any prior involvement with the criminal justice system.But he noted there was some indication of “forethought” prior to Johnston’s death.“The nature of his offence, and the circumstances surrounding its commission, the actions of Mr. Butcher stalking Ms. Johnston during the evening he murdered her, murdering his common-law partner while she was at her most vulnerable, and in her own home, and in her own bed, warrant a significant increase beyond the 10-year minimum,” he said.“The circumstances of his crime overwhelm his previous good character.”Parole eligibility for second-degree murder must be set between 10 and 25 years.Johnston, whose brother owned a Bikram yoga studio in her hometown of Montreal, came to Halifax in 2011 with dreams of opening her own studio.She was quickly embraced by the local yoga community, becoming known as a kind and determined businesswoman with a magnetic personality.“Kristin Johnston’s family, friends and community loved her and miss her. People gravitated to her. She was the glue that bonded her family, and bonded many other groups of friends, including the peaceful yoga community,” Arnold noted in his decision.Despite her passion, Johnston’s studio shuttered about a month before her death.Friends testified at the trial that Johnston wanted to leave her Halifax life behind, and was “ready for a new chapter” in Tofino, B.C., where her sister lived.Crown lawyer Carla Ball had argued Butcher should not be allowed to apply for parole for 17 years, noting that he and Johnston were in a domestic relationship.Prosecutor Tanya Carter said the decision sends a strong message of deterrence.“As my colleague Ms. Ball had mentioned during our submission, we have seen an upward shift over the years, and that’s reflective of courts giving greater significance to the significant breach of trust that exists in domestic homicide,” said Carter.“Being in the relationship gives the murderer the opportunity, the access to that person that someone else wouldn’t have. As we argued, the facts suggest she was asleep and unable to defend herself.”Defence lawyer Peter Planetta had argued his client should be eligible for parole after 10 years, pointing to mitigating factors such as his clean record and prospects for rehabilitation.Planetta said Wednesday’s ruling was disappointing for his client.“At the end of the day, this is a terrible tragedy,” said Planetta just after Butcher was escorted out of the courtroom by sheriffs.“There’s a young lady who’s dead and a young man, both of them had promising lives, and one person is dead and the other one is sentenced to life in prison. That’s certainly not going to be any solace to the victim’s family and whatever the outcome of this hearing was not going to be satisfactory to Mr. Butcher either.”Follow (at)AlyThomson on Twitter.last_img read more

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Shares of Ballard Power Systems up after responding to short sellers report

first_imgVANCOUVER – Shares of Ballard Power Systems Inc. shot up in early trading after the company fought back against a short seller’s report that questions the company’s prospects.Ballard shares were up 65 cents at $4.36 in early trading, up nearly 18 per cent from Friday’s close.The fuel cell company says it expects to report record annual revenue of approximately $120 million, based on preliminary unaudited financial statements for its 2017 financial year.Last week, Spruce Point Capital released a report on Ballard with a “strong sell” recommendation.That was followed by two days of declines for Ballard shares, which dropped 13.4 per cent on Thursday and 8.6 per cent on Friday.Ballard says the short-seller’s report “contained a number of unsubstantiated forward-looking statements, assumptions and opinions, as well as other statements and assertions that are simply false.”A conference call to review its fourth quarter and full-year results is set for March 1.Companies in this story: (TSX:BLDP)last_img read more

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Sleeman moves to purchase Calgary’s Wild Rose Brewery

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – An iconic name in Alberta beer could be owned by a Japanese juggernaut.Sleeman, originally founded in Guelph, Ontario, but now under the Sapporo banner, is making a bid to buy out Calgary-based Wild Rose Brewery.Wild Rose CEO Bill McKenzie confirms the bid but won’t be commenting until shareholders have a say.They’re set to vote on the offer May 9.Wild Rose was founded in 1996 by two entrepreneurs who turned a former World War Two hangar into a brewhouse

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UN chief appoints eminent persons to boost support for worlds poorest nations

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appointed a Group of Eminent Persons to advise on the support needed to help the world’s poorest nations achieve their development targets, ahead of a major international conference on the least developed countries (LDCs) slated for next year. The group consists of 10 members chosen for their “high international stature, expertise and strong commitment to global development,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement.Co-chaired by Alpha Oumar Konaré, former president of Mali, and Jacques Delors, former president of the European Commission, the group will raise public awareness and build strong political commitment in support of the world’s 49 LDCs in key areas, including trade, investments, technology transfer, official development assistance and adaptation to the effects of climate change.Its establishment comes ahead of the Fourth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) due to take place in Istanbul, Turkey, from 30 May to 3 June 2011, which is considered a “milestone event,” according to the statement.The Istanbul conference will assess the implementation of the Brussels Programme of Action for the LDCs – the outcome document adopted at the 2001 LDC conference – and reach agreement on a new generation of international support measures for the LDCs.The 10-year Brussels Programme of Action outlines measures to be taken by both industrialized nations and the LDCs themselves to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development. It includes specific commitments on good governance, enhancing the role of trade in development, reducing vulnerability to natural disasters, protecting the environment, mobilizing financial resources, and speedy implementation of steps to reduce the debt burden on poor countries.UN officials, including Mr. Ban and the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, Cheick Sidi Diarra, have stressed the need for strong international support to help LDCs achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the eight globally-agreed targets to halve poverty and other socio-economic ills by 2015.The Group of Eminent Persons also comprises Sir Fazle Hassan Abed, the founder and chairperson of BRAC, the Bangladesh Rehabilitation Assistance Committee; Nancy Birdsall, the founding president of the Center for Global Development; Kemal Dervis, vice president and director of Global Economy and Development at Brookings Institution, and a former head of the UN Development Programme (UNDP); and James Wolfensohn, chairman and CEO of Wolfensohn & Company and former President of the World Bank.Hiromasa Yonekura, chairman of Sumitomo Chemical Company Ltd.; Louis Michel, a member of European Parliament and formerly the European commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid; Louis A. Kasekende, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Uganda and formerly executive director at the World Bank; and Sir Richard Jolly, Honorary Professor of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, are also members. 25 August 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appointed a Group of Eminent Persons to advise on the support needed to help the world’s poorest nations achieve their development targets, ahead of a major international conference on the least developed countries (LDCs) slated for next year. read more

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Harper hoping to rake in Waterloo votes

It’s been a long time coming, but we are now into the final week of the federal election campaign, and Stephen Harper is trying to defy the polls and win a fourth term as prime minister.During today’s event in Waterloo, Harper invited a family onstage and had them throw money on a table to the sounds of a cash register ringing. The demonstration was intended to show what Liberal policies would do to the family’s pocketbook.CHCH’s Lisa Hepfner will have more on the start of the final week of the campaign tonight on the Evening News at 6. read more

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Fortis to add 22 million in first quarter from expropriation payment

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 30, 2013 4:33 pm MDT Fortis to add $22 million in first quarter from expropriation payment ST. JOHN’S, – The Newfoundland and Labrador government will pay approximately $22 million to Fortis to compensate for the expropriation of the firm’s stake in a hydroelectric dam.The St. John’s-based power and gas utility (TSX:FTS) was part owner of the Exploits River dam in central Newfoundland, which was taken over by the province in 2008.A news release says Fortis will value the payment from the province at “approximately $22 million, after tax,” in the first quarter.The company says Fortis held a 51 per cent interest in the Exploits River Hydro Partnership through Fortis Properties Corp.The payments are related to the expropriation of hydro dams and water and timber rights from Abitibi-Bowater. read more

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Alberta Securities Commission accuses man of defrauding Facebook investors

by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 8, 2015 12:01 pm MDT Last Updated Dec 8, 2015 at 12:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Alberta Securities Commission accuses man of defrauding Facebook investors CALGARY – The Alberta Securities Commission is accusing a Calgary man of defrauding investors looking to buy shares in Facebook’s initial public offering out of more than $1.5 million.Securities commission officials have issued a notice of hearing for Nelson Peter Bradbury.They allege he lied to investors about his having an inside track on Facebook Inc. initial shares, how he intended to use their money and how he’d be paid.They also allege Bradbury converted investment funds for his personal use, used them to pay returns to other investors and provided false records.Bradbury is also accused of handling investment contracts without proper registration and without a prospectus or exemption.None of the allegations has been proven.A hearing is to take place next February in Calgary.Facebook went public in May 2012 with a market value of more than $100 billion. The price per share was $38.The current stock price for Facebook shares sits at about $106.(CTV Calgary) read more

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Crackdown on journalist and activists jeopardize human rights in Iran UN expert

“Silencing these critical voices is unacceptable – it undermines public debate and deprives Iranians and the rest of world of important information on the reality in the country,” declared UN Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed, who is mandated by the UN Human Rights Council to monitor and report on the situation in Iran.“The recurrent use of vague references to threats to national security, propaganda against the system and insult to authorities to prosecute and detain journalists or activists is in contradiction to both international norms relating to freedoms of expression and association and the principle of legality,” Mr. Shaheed stated.The independent expert expressed special concern at the arrest, detention and trial of Jason Rezaian, a Washington Post reporter, and his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, a correspondent of the United Arab Emirates newspaper The National.Mr. Rezaian’s trial began last week in Teheran behind closed doors on charges of ‘espionage, collaboration with hostile governments, gathering classified information and disseminating propaganda against the Islamic Republic.’ The journalist has been arbitrarily detained since July 2014, including for a number of months in solitary confinement, and wasn’t formally charged for nearly 10 months.“Journalists must be protected, not harassed and prosecuted for doing their jobs. The detention and trial of Mr. Rezaian and Ms. Salehi not only violate their individual rights, but also intimidates those working in the media in Iran,” he stressed.The independent expert was equally disturbed by the detentions of Atena Farghdani and Nargis Mohammadi, known for their human rights activism. Ms. Farghdani, a children’s rights defender and artist, was recently sentenced to a 12 years and nine months prison term for ‘spreading propaganda against the system, gathering and colluding against national security and insulting members of the Parliament and the Supreme Leader.’As for Ms. Mohammadi, the former Vice-President of the Defenders of Human Rights Centre and one of the founders of the group ‘Step-by-Step to Stop the Death Penalty,’ she was arrested on May 5 in order to serve the remainder of the six-year prison sentence she had received in April 2012 on charges of ‘assembly and collusion against national security, membership in Defenders of Human Rights Centre, and propaganda against the system.’“Human rights defenders play a fundamental role in ensuring a democratic society which respects human rights,” the expert said, reminding the Iranian Government of its responsibility to ensure human rights defenders do not face prosecution for promoting and advancing human rights in the country.Mr. Shaheed’s call has been endorsed by human rights expert Mads Andenas, who currently heads the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, as well as the UN Special Rapporteurs on human rights defenders, Michel Forst; on freedom of expression, David Kaye; on independence of the judiciary, Gabriela Knaul; and on torture, Juan E. Méndez. They jointly urged the Iranian authorities to release all journalists and rights defenders who have been arbitrarily and unlawfully arrested, and currently face detention and prosecution.Independent experts or special rapporteurs are appointed by the Geneva-based Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

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Ohio State womens soccer set for weekend series against Iowa Nebraska

Then-junior midfielder Ellyn Gruber (5) watches her teammates during a game against Purdue Sept. 29, 2013 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost, 1-0.Credit: Michele Theodore / Managing editor of contentWith only three games left in the regular season, the Ohio State women’s soccer team is looking to make a push into the Big Ten tournament with a pair of home games this weekend against Iowa and Nebraska.The Buckeyes are 5-8-3 overall and 2-5-3 in the Big Ten following a double overtime draw against then-No. 24 Michigan. With OSU ending three of its last four games with ties, coach Lori Walker said the team has learned how to overcome mistakes made on the field.“What we’ve tried to focus in on is, everybody’s going to make a mistake in a soccer game,” Walker said. “It’s how we respond to those mistakes that should gauge who we are.”Walker said the game-tying goal in the final seconds of regulation in last Sunday’s game against Michigan was a prime example of the heart and character of the team.She added that along with maintaining their attack and possession, she’d like to see the Buckeyes apply more pressure defensively to limit the opponent’s chances of scoring.   “Clearly there’s still room for us to stop giving up at least one goal a game. That’s got to end at some point,” Walker said.Junior midfielder Michela Paradiso said the team isn’t allowing recent disappointments to distract it and is focusing instead on the effort given on the field.“We’ve gotten a lot of goals scored on us late, which is definitely demoralizing,” Paradiso said. “But we keep trying to ramp up the energy and keep being competitive so we don’t let that get the best of us.”Senior midfielder Ellyn Gruber said the team has learned to rely less on individual play and more on working together as a unit over the recent stretch of games.“We’re definitely playing better soccer than what we were in the beginning,” Gruber said. “We’re combining more, not just trying to take on one-on-one ourselves.”With the season winding down and the Big Ten Tournament approaching, Paradiso said the Buckeyes will need to give it their all in the final games to qualify for the postseason.“We need these last three games to get us into the Big Ten tournament,” she said. “We’ve got to definitely play with a lot of heart and energy out there and leave it all on the field with no regrets.”OSU is scheduled to face Iowa on Friday at 7 p.m. and then Nebraska on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

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Heres What Happened Today Friday

first_imgPARTING SHOTYesterday the European Space Agency released this video of a Mars 3D flyover. Take a tour of the Red Planet…(Video: ITN/YouTube)First published 21:00.Here’s What Happened Yesterday> Updated 22:58NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of today’s news.A small bonfire smolders near by one of the Tom Kelly Flats in Dublin this morning, after a fire which broke out after stored pallets were set alight ahead of Halloween (Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland).IRISH Water restrictions in Dublin will now be in place until at least Thursday.A human body part was found in Meath.Former solicitor Thomas Byrne told a court he was intimidated by a former client. [RTÉ]Direct Democracy’s Ben Gilroy appeared in court over alleged trespassing.Trinity College students voted to keep Tom Lenihan as union president.Gardaí are appealing for information about missing teen Starr Carew and 66-year-old Stacia Purcell.A Donegal-based garda has been found guilty of harassing two female colleagues and sexually assaulting one of them. [RTÉ]Ulster Bank is here to stay and it’s putting €10 billion of high-risk or non performing assets into a ‘bad bank’.The HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention underspent its budget by almost €2 million last year. [INM]Smoking has been banned in all areas of Dublin maternity hospitals.Dublin Fire Brigade had a tough night last night dealing with Halloween trouble.Lorries higher than 4.65 metres are no longer allowed on Irish roads.WORLD#LOS ANGELES: A TSA officer was killed in a shooting at LAX with a number of people also injured.#PAKISTAN: The Taliban in Pakistan has said its leafer, Hakimullah Mehsud was killed in a drone strike. [BBC]#SPYING: Papers from Edward Snowden have revealed close cooperation between Britain, Germany, France, Spain and Sweden in internet and phone surveillance. [The Guardian]#BRITAIN: BBC Broadcaster Paul Gambaccini has been arrested on suspicion of historical sexual offences.INNOVATIONOne of the founders of Hailo said the company’s future is in self-driving cabs. [The Guardian]This app will take perfect panoramic photos without you having to move your phone at all. [Business Insider]The entire tech world is surprised at how good North Korea‘s Android-based tablet actually is. [The Verge]last_img read more

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ces 2011 The Best of Our Coverage

first_imgces 2011: Steve Ballmer Microsoft KeynoteLas Vegas’s Geekiest Slot MachinesWhat Would Jesus Play?Control Your PC With Your MindUnboxing Reese’s MinisElectronic Cigars Are the New Electronic CigarettesAngry Birds is Now a Board GameCoz-e: The Heated Snuggie Well, another ces is in the books. It was a long, fun show. Attendance was back up to pre-recession levels, according to numbers released by the Consumer Electronics Association, and there were gadgets aplenty.We had time to check out just about every product on the showroom floor, attended press conferences and keynotes, and interview a broad spectrum of folks, including Ludacris, T-Pain, and the CTO of One Laptop Per Child.For those who weren’t able to follow our stories all week, we’ve compiled a list of our best coverage, after the jump.Gadgets Samsung PC7RIM (BlackBerry) PlayBookMotorola Xoom ASUS Eee Pad MeMO TabletLenovo LePadMSI WindPadCreative ZiioCoby KryosToshiba Tablet E Fun Next5AHX iTabletCosmos OCS 1Rullingnet VinciMotion Computing CL900Azpen X10Oh, and here’s a roundup of all of our tablet images.Images ces 2011: The Images Pt. 1ces 2011: The Images Pt. 2ces 2011: The Images Pt. 3Interviews Misc Transportation M-Edge: Make Your iPad Look Like a BookProbably the World’s Most Adorable Flash DrivesTurn Your iPad Into an Etch A SketchCase Turns Your iPod Nano Into a WatchEton Soulra 2: Solar Powered iPod DocknPower PEG: Charge Your Gadgets By WalkingBob Marley Son Shows Off House of Marley ProductsBlack & Decker’s “Sexy” Shredder Top Gadget of ces 2011Chumby 8 DebutsVibabody: Lose Weight By ShakingTDK’s Awesome New BoomboxesGlasses Focus Selves ElectronicallyTablets, Tablets, Tabletscenter_img AVN Video: En-VMake Phone Call from Your Bike HelmetFord Electric Car’s Embedded Phone: Is Ford Shifting Focus?Accessories OLPC CTO Edward McNiereyLudacrisT-Pain Nintendo 3D: Hands OnNintendo Exec Discusses 3DS WarningsNintendo President Talks Kinect, PlayStation MoveTurn Your PlayStation Move Into a Sniper RiflePlay games With “Hotties”iCade Turns Your iPad Into an Arcade MachinePhones AT&T Launching 12 Android, 20 4G Devices in 2011Mophie Pulse Turns Your iPod Touch Into a Gaming DeviceLG Intros “World’s Slimmest” PhoneMonitor Your Blood Pressure With Your iPhone Why the Porn Show and ces Happen the Same Week in VegasPink Visual Delivers More-Than-FaceTimeiPhone, iPad, BlackBerry Users Like Different PornFinally–A Lint Roller With a VibratorFinger CondomsI Just Figured Out What TV Hat is Really forBoneCraft, the Porno World of Warcraft KnockoffGaminglast_img read more

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Ingraham campaigns for FNM says fire all PLPs and dont go green

first_img Related Items:#fnmnorthabacorally, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 2, 2017 – Abaco – The Free National Movement was in North Abaco where its former MP and former PM, Hubert Ingraham took the stage with a list of reasons not to vote for the PLP and why voters should also not consider going green.Ingraham said the PLP has provided no jobs, are not committed to the Treasure Cay airport, discontinued the areas Bahamasair flights and offered only an MP who wants to get paid but not work, saying the member caught the self before service diseases, as he labeled it of the PLP.The rally was viewed by 44 thousand people on Facebook.#MagneticMediaNews#fnmnorthabacorallylast_img read more

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US employers must reveal CEO and median staff pay gap

first_imgThe US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted a final rule that will require public employers in the US to disclose the difference in pay between the chief executive officer and the median compensation received by other employees.Organisations can choose what methodology they use to identify their median employee and that employee’s compensation. This new rule, mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, provides American organisations with some flexibility when calculating the pay ratios. It will require disclosure of the pay ratio in registration statements, proxy and information statements.Employers will be required to provide disclosure of their pay ratios for their first fiscal year beginning on or after 1 January 2017. The disclosure rule permits US organisations to make the median employee determination once every three years and to choose a determination date within the last three months of the organisation’s fiscal year.It also allows employers to exclude non-US staff and does not apply to smaller reporting or emerging growth businesses.Mary Jo White, chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, said: “The Commission adopted a carefully calibrated pay ratio disclosure rule that carries out a statutory mandate. The rule provides organisations with substantial flexibility in determining the pay ratio, while remaining true to the statutory requirements.”Charles G. Tharp, chief executive officer of the Center On Executive Compensation, commented: “An [organisation’s] pay ratio will be a unique result of that individual [organisation’s] business structure, mix of skills of the employee population, the countries in which the [organisation] does business and compensation practices [it uses], rendering any comparison between businesses or within an individual business over time very difficult, if not meaningless.”This rule follows the news that employers in the UK with more than 250 employees will have to reveal differences in pay between male and female members of staff. A consultation into gender pay gap reporting was launched by the UK government in July 2015.last_img read more

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POLICE LOG for March 19 Bad Crashes Around Town Hit Run In

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Tuesday, March 19, 2019:A 3-vehicle crash occurred at Salem Street and Jordan Street. 1 driver had a head laceration. 1 vehicle crashed into pole and was towed. (7:30am)A 2-vehicle crash, involving a tractor trailer, occurred at Woburn Street and Concord Street. Intersection completely blocked. Tractor trailer’s container is empty, usually carries chemicals. Operator of tractor trailer issued a citation for a red light violation. (8:08am)A 2-vehicle crash occurred at Main Street and Mass Avenue. Significant damage to both vehicles. No injuries noted. Both vehicles towed. (2:21pm)A hit and run occurred in the Market Basket parking lot. A carriage was pushed into a vehicle by another vehicle. (4:27pm)Police had a presence at the Finance Committee Meeting at Town Hall. (7:15pm)A caller reported possible drug activity in a Burlington Avenue parking lot. Vehicle was gone by the time police arrived. (8:22pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for July 24: Tractor Trailer Involved In Hit & Run; Billerica Man Issued Summons; Driver Hurt In CrashIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 22: You Got In Trouble With The Law; 3-Car Crash On Middlesex Ave.In “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 4: Lowell Man Arrested On Warrant; Bad Crash In Front Of Rocco’s; Syringe FoundIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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This Slice of Pizza Will Outlive You

first_imgStay on target Las Vegas Pizzeria Offers ‘Grasshopper Pie’ Amid Insect Inva…Domino’s Brings Autonomous Pizza Delivery to Houston Pizza lovers, rejoice.Brooklyn-based artist Steph Mantis has created the ultimate culinary pearl: Forever Pizza.A slice of real pizza encased in a glassy acrylic brick, it never gets moldy or shriveled with age. This slightly dirty-looking piece of happiness will guide you through life, a constant reminder that good things come to those who appreciate good food and weird art.Mantis first wrapped the Italian flatbread in resin for an exhibition years ago.“I never thought I’d end up making it again, in any capacity,” she wrote on her website. “But plans change, everyone loves pizza, and I have a tendency to make very difficult-to-produce objects. (Apparently that’s what ‘art’ is.)”Each Forever Slice is unique, just like you (via Steph Mantis)Now, the $200 block of “pure magic”—available in pepperoni or plain cheese—is in high demand: Since the first two batches sold out, orders placed now will not ship until early 2019.“Y’all have blown me away,” Mantis said.Each Forever Slice is made with love at her family’s restaurant, Pizza By Alex, in Biddeford, Maine.“Fun fact: Pizza is not naturally found in acrylic,” Mantis wrote, by way of explanation for her multi-year hiatus from leavened dough.“When you embed organic matter in plastic, it often reacts in unpredictable ways,” she explained. “That’s part of why it’s taken so long to perfect this—I wanted to give this prototype two years to see if/how it would change. … It hasn’t.”center_img Don’t be surprised if your Forever slice looks a little worse for wear, though. When acrylic cures, according to Mantis, it “cooks” the pizza again, blackening the toppings.“I’ve tested dozens of ways to avoid this, but at the end of the day, it’s REAL pizza,” she said, recalling efforts to with homemade fatless cheese, bleaching agents, and dye.None of it worked. And all of it made the product look worse and cost more.“This project is already difficult/expensive/ridiculous enough without putting makeup on a slice of pizza,” the website said. “I mean, yo, it’s called ‘Forever Pizza.’ Not ‘Super-Fresh Pizza.’ You eat that. You keep this. Both experiences are wonderful and joyful but for different reasons.”Can’t wait for the next batch of Mantis’s authentically preserved pizza? Check out the artist’s other products, including Foreveroni—a brass pendant molded from pepperoni—and the Toppings T-shirt.More coverage on Geek.com:How to Make the Best Pizza, According to PhysicistsMuseum of Pizza is Cheesiest Art Exhibit EverAstronauts: They’re Just Like Us! Rocketeer Orders Pizza on Return to Earthlast_img read more

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A day to evaluate your life

first_imgThe time comes in every life when we have to take an account, a reckoning, of the things we’ve done, the progress we’ve made and the path we’re on; taking pride in our achievements and planning a way forward.At some point, we all need to sit back, relax and evaluate ourselves, from the day we were born right up until today, to see how far we’ve come in life.Today (October 19) marks a very special day on which we get to question our failures and be proud of our achievements, because today is ‘Evaluate Your Life Day’.Celebrating ‘Evaluate Your Life Day’ can start with breaking your life down into its various parts – social, educational and financial, etc. Each piece in turn can be broken down into its various components, which will help you find out where you are along the path you are walking, what you lack and what you need to gain.It is only you who knows yourself, it is only you who can change your life, and it is only you who can decide what is important in your life… Heavy! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite With that said, evaluate your life today and get rid of all the negativity that surrounds you.Happy evaluating, folks!DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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Mayor Vincent Madlala anointed at traditional leaders graduation

first_imgFor the first time in the history of Emnambithi/Ladysmith Municipality, which is now Alfred Duma Municipality, they hosted a graduation of traditional leaders at the Tsakane Community Hall today (Friday).The municipality, through the graduation, appointed a committee of qualified traditional leaders (in terms of section 58 of 2005) to represent their ilk in Ladysmith.The event saw numerous traditional leaders filling up the hall and cheering on the graduates.In his speech, Mayor Vincent Madlala applauded the graduates and urged traditional leaders to help and heal people. He also suggested that traditional leaders should work hand-in-hand with doctors of western medicine.Mayor Madlala was anointed traditionally as the leaders thanked him for the support he has shown in establishing the committee. DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

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first_imgOn Thursday, head coach Ken Whisenhunt commented on thedevelopment of young outside linebackers Sam Acho andO’Brien Schofield. “They’re getting more comfortable with the defense andthey’re getting more opportunities to play,” Whisenhuntsaid. “Had we had a normal off-season this process wouldhave started earlier, because we would have those extrapractices, but it really comes to down to trying to limitmistakes. These guys are doing a better job of not makingmistakes in practice.”Whisenhunt also talked about using Stewart Bradley, whosigned as a free agent with the Cardinals in July afterplaying middle linebacker in Philadelphia’s 4-3 alignmentfor four years, as more of an outside rusher.“We knew that he could do that, but he still has a lot ofthings to learn as an outside rusher,” Whisenhunt said.“He definitely has talent, but once again with him,learning to play our defense was a steep learning curvefor him.“He’s a lot more comfortable now, you can see him startingto play with that speed that you saw when we were lookingat him as a free agent, and that’s good. We need that.” The Arizona Cardinals’ defensive depth chart features oneof the oldest linebacking units in the league.Starters Joey Porter, Clark Haggans and Paris Lenon areall 34 years of age.Lenon leads the team with 38 total tackles, but Porter andHaggans, who are called upon to provide a pass rush in RayHorton’s 3-4 defensive scheme, have combined for 2quarterback sacks in the Cardinals’ first six games. Thatlack of production, plus age and the team’s 1-5 startmight mean more playing time for some of the youngerlinebackers on the Arizona roster. Comments   Share   Meanwhile, Porter, who has started all six contests, satout practice for the second straight day with a kneeinjury, so there may be even more opportunity for Bradley,Acho and Schofield on Sunday in Baltimore. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

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