SASKATOON – A silverware set that belonged to Canada’s first prime minister is up for sale at a Saskatoon antique shop for the princely sum of $59,500.Chris Kinzel, owner of the Antique and Brass Shop, says he picked up the 52-piece set from a home outside of Saskatoon.He says half belonged to Sir John A. Macdonald and the other half belonged to Macdonald’s father.“It came from a family descendant,” says Kinzel. “Sir John A. had two different wives and his son probably moved out west and became premier of Manitoba and I believe that would be how it came out this far.”At first Kinzel was skeptical about whether the cutlery actually belonged to the founding father, but the family crests engraved on the handles were legitimate.Kinzel says he’s owned the set for about three years now and has tried to sell it before without any success.“I’ve had a few offers and you know we’re open to dickering because that’s the nature of the business,” Kinzel says. “Various museums would like it, but they’d want us to donate it and we’re not in the position to donate.”Kinzel says he would consider splitting up the set and says if it doesn’t sell, he’ll probably end up giving it to his children.(CTV Saskatoon)
NEW WATERFORD, N.S. – Police have asked Canadians to be on the lookout for old money, after thousands of dollars in vintage bills dating back to the 1950s were stolen from a Cape Breton home.The cash — bills in green, orange and other bright colours that have long been out of circulation — were taken from a New Waterford, N.S., residence between July 18 and Aug. 21.Police say the homeowners were away and returned to discover thousands of dollars had been stolen, including the vintage bills — mostly $20s, $50s and $100s.Cape Breton Regional Police released a photo of old-style notes on Friday and asked anyone who sees bills like them in circulation to contact them.“We want people to be aware of what it is that they’re looking for,” said police spokesperson Desiree Vassallo.“There’s probably a lot of people who haven’t seen bills from this time period, it was actually before I was even born. I myself haven’t seen these either except for these pictures.”She said the bills had not been simply stuffed between mattresses — they were collectibles passed down as a family heirloom.“We don’t think there’s anything that would prohibit somebody from actually spending it, but it would probably be on a case-by-case basis in terms of a retailer choosing to accept it or not,” she said.“If it did make its way through to a retailer, at that point the bank would likely take it out of circulation if they noticed it.”
CENTRAL SAANICH, B.C. – The first baby born on southern Vancouver Island in 2018 made a dramatic entrance Monday, delivered on the floor of the family’s laundry room with her father’s help and coaching from a 911 dispatcher.Rob Tuit, 33, described the experience as “a blur” as he and his wife, Elaine Tuit, welcomed their second child early Jan. 1.Tuit said his wife began having contractions in their Victoria-area home early in the morning and he called for an ambulance at 4:43 a.m. after her water broke, as instructed by the couple’s doctor.He said he followed the emergency dispatcher’s directions, gathering towels and helping his wife lay on the floor in the laundry room, adjacent to the washroom where she had been standing.“I said, ‘Oh, I can see the crown of the head,’ and the dispatcher says, ‘OK, I’m going to walk you through this now.’ I wasn’t quite ready to hear those words,” Tuit said, laughing.Hallie Tuit was born minutes later at 4:53 a.m., weighing eight pounds four ounces.What made the experience especially neat was that it involved the whole family, Tuit said, adding that his two-year-old daughter Jorie watched the entire delivery while standing at her mother’s head.“I had my daughter bring me my running shoe so I could grab a lace out of it and tie off the umbilical cord,” he said. “Shortly after that the paramedics showed up.”Tuit added that the couple is “very pro hospital” and hadn’t planned to have a home birth.“We’re very fortunate there were no complications,” he said.The family lives in the Victoria-area community of Brentwood Bay. Tuit said his wife works for the provincial government and he is a firefighter, something he believes helped him stay calm during the surprise delivery.“I think it was just one of those things were instinct kicks in and you do what you have to do,” he said.Tuit said Monday’s delivery was very different than his first daughter’s birth, when his wife was in labour for 22 hours.British Columbia’s first baby of the new year was born in Surrey nine seconds after midnight.
APTN National NewsNot too long ago a national magazine labeled Winnipeg the most racist city in Canada.Some are trying to change that, including the city’s university.The University of Winnipeg has approved a mandatory Indigenous studies course.The course will look at rights, traditions, history, governance and other aspects of Indigenous culture.APTN’s Brandi Morin has the story.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. -The all-party Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth is holding a public hearing in Fort St. John on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, to receive input on children and youth with neuro-diverse (e.g., ASD, FASD, developmental delay) special needs.The committee invites parents, caregivers, service providers and advocates to share their experiences and challenges with assessment and eligibility processes, and their recommendations for improvement.The public hearing will take place at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre (11308 Alaska Rd.) in the Sterling Pomeroy Ballroom, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. British Columbians can participate in the public hearing in person or by phone. Registration is available by calling the Parliamentary Committees Office at 250 356-2933 or 1 877 428-8337 (toll-free in B.C.) or on the committee’s website: www.leg.bc.ca/cmt/cay The committee also welcomes written comments, which can be submitted via its website. The consultation continues until 5 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019.The committee will consider all input and make recommendations to the legislative assembly in a report, which is expected to be released in the early fall.
Rabat – Three men who allegedly attacked a young man they perceived as homosexual in Casablanca have been arrested by the Moroccan authorities.A police statement carried by official news agency MAP on Monday said three assailants who allegedly attacked a young man because of his sexual orientation have been arrested.The incident reportedly occurred last week in Casablanca. A video posted on YouTube showed the ‘homosexual’ young man being attacked for wearing a bra and makeup in public. The mob also forced him to remove all of his clothing while calling him homophobic epithets. The victim has been identified as a 17-year-old Casablanca resident. The three suspects arrested by the police are aged 19, 20 and 23-year-old, respectively.This comes only few months after another homosexual man in the city of Fez was brutally beaten and booed by dozens of angry men while hurling anti-gay slurs. Two men who attacked him because of his effeminate appearance were arrested and sentenced to four months behind bars.The Moroccan criminal code prohibits sex between men and can be punished with anything from 6 months to 3 years imprisonment and a fine of 120 to 1200 dirhams.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission
Companies in this story: (TSX:CJR.B) The Canadian Press TORONTO — Corus Entertainment Inc. beat expectations as it reported its second-quarter revenue rose compared with a year ago, boosted by gains in its television business.The company, which owns specialty and conventional television stations, including the Global television network as well as radio stations, says revenue for the quarter totalled $384.1 million, up from $369.5 million in the same quarter last year.Television revenue grew to $353.5 million, up from $336.2 million, while radio revenue fell to $30.6 million from $33.2 million.The growth in revenue came as Corus reported a drop in its second-quarter profit compared with a year ago due to an accounting change in how it values its television brands.Corus reported its profit attributable to shareholders for the quarter ended Feb. 28 amounted to $6.3 million or three cents per share. That compared with a profit of $40 million or 19 cents per share in the same quarter a year ago.On an adjusted basis, Corus reported a profit of seven cents per share for the quarter, down from an adjusted profit of 20 cents per share in the same quarter last year.Analysts had expected an adjusted profit of five cents per share for the quarter and $373.8 million in revenue, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.
CHICAGO — Grain futures were mixed Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for May delivery was off 8.8 cents at $4.512 a bushel; May corn fell 4.8 cents at $3.5840 a bushel; May oats rose 1 cent at $2.8840 a bushel; while May soybeans lost 9.2 cents at 8.9220 a bushel.Beef, pork higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.Apr. live cattle was up .68 cent at $1.2710 a pound; Apr. feeder cattle gained .32 cent at $1.4570 a pound; May lean hogs rose .84 cent at .9042 a pound.The Associated Press
WFP and the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) have jointly appealed for high-level international action to stamp out the piracy, which saw 17 attacks in the first half of 2007 compared with eight in the same period last year. In 2005, an upsurge of piracy, including the hijacking of two ships contracted for WFP, forced the Agency to suspend all deliveries by sea for some weeks. “We are grateful to the Government of France for this generous offer, which would reduce the threat of piracy and allow WFP to feed more hungry people in Somalia,” WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran said. Ms. Sheeran also thanked the multinational coalition naval force off Somalia for its increased surveillance in recent months and said she hoped it would continue. Some 80 per cent of WFP food assistance for Somalia moves by sea, and pirate attacks threaten to cut the main supply route, jeopardizing rations for the 1.2 million people WFP expects to be feeding by the end of 2007 as drought, floods and factional fighting take their toll. The French proposal envisions a two-month period during which naval vessels would escort ships carrying WFP food assistance as they traverse Somali waters. Ships would be escorted to the entrance of the port of Mogadishu, the capital. WFP is increasing its food distributions in Somalia and has to ship more food just as the stormy monsoon season is coming to an end, Ms. Sheeran said. Before the onset of the monsoon in June, increasing pirate attacks had cut by half the number of ships WFP contracts to transport food. Without escorts, WFP fears the pirates will return as the heavy monsoon seas calm, allowing them to start hunting for ships again. Most of the pirate assaults did not appear aimed at seizing cargo but rather designed to force ship owners to pay ransom for the vessels and crew held hostage. The pirates are highly mobile, manning fast boats and using satellite position-fixing gear to attack ships far out at sea, sometimes more than 200 nautical miles off the Somali coast. In 2006, WFP delivered some 78,000 metric tonnes of food to 1.4 million people affected by drought and floods in southern Somalia alone. 27 September 2007Faced with the risk of mounting piracy off the coast of Somalia at a time when it is increasing its shipments to feed over a million hungry people in the strife-torn country, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed France’s offer to provide naval escorts to protect its vessels.
Roads were closed from early this morning as riot police lined the perimeter of the Parliament building in downtown Nairobi, the capital. The UN Department of Safety and Security (DSS) said that there have been no confirmed security incidents, but advised caution ahead of rallies called for by the opposition scheduled to take place today and tomorrow.Violence erupted in the Eastern African nation late last month after President Mwai Kibaki was declared the winner of the election, and opposition leader Raila Odinga has disputed the results.A one-week supply of food – including cereals, pulses, high-energy biscuits, vegetable oil and corn-soya blend – provided by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the Kenyan Government was distributed today to nearly 77,000 people in four slums in Nairobi. Last week, WFP food was given out to 50,000 people – not including those fed today – in the same area.Food distribution in these slums – some of the largest in Africa – is a priority since most residents depend on casual labour for their survival and were unable to work due to the recent unrest. Nearly 60 per cent of Nairobi’s population of 2.75 million lives in the city’s slums.Schools nationwide re-opened yesterday, and WFP fed over 100 schools in the capital’s slums.To date, WFP food aid has reached over 225,000 people in Nairobi, the Northern Rift Valley and the country’s west.The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) expects today to finish distributing over 1,000 family kits – containing plastic sheeting for shelter, blankets, jerry cans, mosquito nets and kitchen sets – in Narok, 140 kilometres south-east of Nairobi.Currently, there are some 3,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) taking refuge in nearly one dozen different sites around the Narok district, which is mainly inhabited by the Maasai community.Many of the displaced in this area lack shelter and sanitation, and UNHCR – in conjunction with its partner, the non-governmental organization (NGO) World Concern – commenced a second distribution of basic commodities yesterday.UNHCR also dispatched trucks to deliver sanitary supplies for up to 20,000 girls and women in the Rift Valley.“We expect to deliver nearly 50,000 sanitary packs for 16,000 women and girls in the provincial capital, Nakuru, and another 10,000 packs for 3,300 beneficiaries in Eldoret,” the agency’s spokesperson Ron Redmond told reporters in Geneva.The Kenyan Government estimates that there are 500 IDP sites throughout the country – concentrated in the Rift Valley, Western, Nyanza and Nairobi provinces – and that the total number of displaced people has dropped from 255,000 at the start of last week to 203,000 by the week’s close as the security situation improved.The IDP camps “continue to be transitory in nature with people moving from the sites to their ancestral areas, where possible, or joining their kin in safer areas,” Mr. Redmond noted.UNHCR, in concert with the Government, the Kenya Red Cross Society and other NGOs, continues work on camp management. It organized a one-day training session for NGO staff to ensure minimum standards and consistency in delivering services in the camps.The agency estimates that its budget to deal with the situation in Kenya – protection, assistance delivery, camp coordination and management, emergency shelter and HIV/AIDS projects – is $6.4 million, which is part of a greater UN consolidated appeal for $40 million to be launched tomorrow in New York.Meanwhile, the Ugandan Government reports that more than 6,000 Kenyans have crossed into that country. The refugees are staying in schools and other public facilities, as well as with host families. Uganda hopes to move the refugees to a temporary site in Mulanda, for which UNHCR will provide transportation. The agency is channelling its assistance to Kenyans in Uganda through the Uganda Red Cross.For its part, WFP food has been distributed today at the border town of Busia to 2,000 Kenyans. 15 January 2008United Nations agencies are bolstering their assistance to Kenyans in the aftermath of the deadly wave of violence which erupted after last month’s disputed elections, claiming more than 500 lives and displacing hundreds of thousands.
The Minister said that SAITM cannot be closed as there is a court order in support of SAITM.He said SAITM was given approval by the former Government and now they are joining protests against it for political reasons. (Colombo Gazette) The Frontline Socialist Party has been accused of instigating the protests against the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM).Higher Education Minister Lakshman Kiriella said that the Frontline Socialist Party is spreading fear among the university students and forcing them to protest against SAITM. He said that if the students suspend their protests the Government is ready to discuss the charges against those involved in the protests and reduce the charges. Kiriella urged the university students protesting against SAITM to suspend their protests and return to their classes.
VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s Court of Appeal will consider a key question regarding provincial powers in the political battle over the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project during a five-day hearing that starts Monday.The B.C. government’s reference case asks the court if the province has jurisdiction to regulate the transport of oil through its territory and restrict bitumen shipments from Alberta.Specifically, it asks if proposed amendments to British Columbia’s Environmental Management Act are valid and if they give the province the authority to control the shipment of heavy oils based on the impact spills could have on the environment, human health or communities. National Energy Board recommends approval of Trans Mountain pipeline ‘in the national interest’ Trans Mountain pipeline faces opposition from Washington state amid oil spill, traffic concerns Trans Mountain promises to mitigate marine wildlife risk in bid to secure approval: documents The province is also asking the court whether the amendments are overridden by federal law.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have said only Ottawa, not the provinces, has the authority to decide what goes in trans-boundary pipelines.Alberta and Saskatchewan have both filed documents as interested parties supporting the federal government in the case.When B.C. filed the reference case last year, Alberta announced it would ban B.C. wines and accused Premier John Horgan of trying to break the rules of Confederation in newspaper ads.Last summer, the Federal Appeal Court overturned approval of the project to triple oil shipments from Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C., ruling that the National Energy Board had not properly considered its impact on marine life nor had Ottawa meaningfully consulted with Indigenous groups.Last month, the board found that the pipeline is still in the public interest despite the risk that an increase in tanker traffic could adversely affect southern resident killer whales, hurt related Indigenous culture and increase greenhouse gas emissions. It added 16 new recommendations for federal government action in addition to the 156 conditions in its initial approval in 2016.The federal government purchased the pipeline last year.Trudeau has said the expansion is in the best interests of all Canadians and his government has committed $1.5 billion to an ocean protection plan that includes millions for research on B.C. killer whales.Horgan said last year the aim of the case is to protect the province’s coastline and economy from the harms of an oil spill.“We believe it is our right to take appropriate measures to protect our environment, economy and our coast from the drastic consequence of a diluted bitumen spill,” Horgan said in a statement when the reference case was announced last April.“And we are prepared to confirm that right in the courts.”
by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 28, 2014 10:10 am MDT TORONTO – A new ad campaign launched by a pro-business group is taking aim at what it calls the cosy relationship between unions and Ontario’s Liberal government.The group — called Working Canadians — is running radio ads in London and Kitchener-Waterloo and says it plans to expand its campaign to other markets.Working Canadians spokeswoman Catherine Swift says the group, which was set up last month, believes the Ontario government is “quite beholden” to the unions.During the last three elections, another group called the Working Families Coalition spent millions of dollars on advertisements attacking the Progressive Conservatives, helping the Liberals win.Swift, who is also Chair of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, says unions in the Working Families Coalition used dues collected from workers “to buy access at Queen’s Park, resulting in higher taxes, debt and deficits.”The Working Families Coalition counters by saying it wants to stop “right-wing policies” that would force Ontario to compete with low-wage American states. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Pro-business group says unions have too much influence over Ontario government
NEW YORK, N.Y. – A court-appointed mediator in New York says two of six leading bondholders have agreed to settle their longstanding claims against Argentina.Mediator Daniel Pollack said Friday that Argentina offered bondholders a $6.5 billion deal to settle cases stemming from its 2001 default. Holdout bondholders were seeking about $10 billion.Both sides have met several times since last month as Argentina seeks to end a long-running legal dispute that impedes its ability to help its struggling economy in global credit markets.U.S. hedge funds are among bondholders that refused to trade bonds at discounted prices after Argentina defaulted on $100 billion in debt.Among others, billionaire hedge fund investor Paul Singer’s NML Capital Ltd. took Argentina to court and won judgments against it.Pollack hasn’t disclosed the names of the bondholders or details of their agreements.___This story has been corrected to show the offer was $6.5 billion, not $6.5 million. by The Associated Press Posted Feb 5, 2016 3:23 pm MDT Last Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 5:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Progress reported in NY talks with Argentina bond creditors
SSDs were once the sole domain of those who had an extra grand to drop on their PC, but thankfully that is no longer the case. 2012 has seen huge price drops in SSDs, stabilizing in the $0.55-$0.65/GB range. We have seen some price as low as $0.50 per GB, but these are usually on exceptionally small drives (80GB or less) or older models.The Vertex 3 from OCZ is a last generation model, though the Vertex 4 released earlier this year isn’t noted to have much in the way of real world performance boosts over the Vertex 3. For such a bargain price, you’re getting an SSD that will boost everything from boot times to application loading to copying files.This SSD, like most, is compatible with nearly all recent laptops and desktops, so long as they use a SATA connection for the hard drive. It plugs right into any SATA laptop and even includes a mounting plate to fit in the larger 3.5-inch bay of a desktop PC.For a limited time you can snag this 120GB Vertex 3 for the just $69.99, after $110 instant savings and $20 mail-in rebate. The mail-in rebate is good through the end of the month, but the instant savings may end or change at any time!OCZ Vertex 3 120GB 2.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s SSD for $69.99 + free shipping(normally $199.99 | use $20 mail-in rebate | ends Oct. 25)Our other top deals:Alienware Aurora Core i7 Quad-core Liquid-cooled Gaming PC for $1,099.99 + free shipping(normally $1,449.99 | use coupon code AVQ74080 | ends Oct. 23)Dell Inspiron 15 Core i3 Laptop w/ 4GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive & Webcam for $379.99 + free shipping(normally $568.99 | use $189 instant savings | limited qty, ends soon)Sharper Image 2x Battling RC Choppers for $84.99 + $7.95 shipping(normally $99.99 | use coupon code ENT2010 | ends Oct. 24)
40 millions de Français connectés à Internet40 millions : c’est le nombre d’internautes que compte aujourd’hui la France, annonce Médiamétriedans son bilan du web en 2011. Une hausse de 6%, mais aussi, révèle cette étude, des internautes de plus en plus connectés.Le nombre d’internautes français a augmenté de 6% l’année dernière, et atteint désormais 40 millions, affirme la société Médiamétrie dans une récente étude sur le web en 2011. Ce bilan s’est également penché sur l’usage du web, et indique que les internautes passent de plus en plus de temps à surfer. Fin 2011, près de deux Français sur trois se connectaient à Internet quotidiennement.À lire aussiUne incroyable intelligence artificielle donne vie à la Joconde de Léonard de Vinci (Vidéo)Cette augmentation du temps de connexion est en grande partie liée à l’engouement pour les réseaux sociaux, comme à l’accès à une actualité sans cesse renouvelée. “L’actualité est d’autant plus live que les internautes peuvent se connecter n’importe où et n’importe quand. Aujourd’hui, on consomme les médias en continu grâce à la multiplicité des écrans” souligne Médiamétrie. 30% des internautes français utilisent Internet tous les jours ou presque pour s’informer, via les sites d’actualité ou Facebook et Twitter. Des réseaux sociaux qui représentent près d’un cinquième du temps passé sur le web, affirme l’étude, précisant que trois internautes sur quatre sont inscrits sur un réseau social.L’explosion de l’Internet mobile n’est pas non plus étrangère à cette augmentation du temps de connexion. La France compterait quelque 19 millions de mobinautes. Un chiffre en hausse de 23% sur un an. Parmi eux, un sur trois affirmait, en janvier 2012, avoir consulté un site ou utilisé une application d’actualité. Le 16 mars 2012 à 09:45 • Emmanuel Perrin
L’acidification de l’Arctique empêche les animaux marins de fabriquer leur coquilleUne étude américano-canadienne montre que les émissions de CO2, en acidifiant les océans et en faisant fondre, via le réchauffement climatique, la calotte glaciaire, entraînent un déséquilibre chimique qui, dans l’Arctique canadien, perturbe le développement des invertébrés à la base de la chaîne alimentaire.Conjugués, les effets directs et indirects des émissions de CO2 dans l’atmosphère impactent l’écosystème océanique plus rapidement que prévu, même dans l’Arctique. Ce constat est dressé par une équipe dirigée par Lisa Robbins, du Coastal and Marine Science Center de St. Petersburg (Floride), qui a analysé des données recueillies en 2010 et 2011 et concernant le pH, l’alcalinité des eaux de surface, la quantité de carbone non-organique dissous, la pression partielle en CO2 et l’indice de saturation en aragonite du bassin canadien de l’Arctique.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Le dioxyde de carbone (CO2) relâché dans l’atmosphère par l’homme, absorbé à 45% par les océans, s’y transforme en acides carbonatés qui, bien sûr, acidifient le milieu marin. De plus, le CO2, gaz à effet de serre, provoque un réchauffement global qui fait peu à peu fondre la banquise, libérant une superficie de plus en plus étendue d’eaux de surface, jusqu’alors exemptes de tout contact avec l’atmosphère. Ces eaux se mettent à leur tour à absorber le CO2 de l’air – accélérant le processus d’acidification.Au-delà d’un certain seuil, cette acidité rend l’aragonite – un minéral carbonaté qui entre dans la constitution de la coquille ou du squelette externe de nombreux animaux marins – soluble dans l’eau. Ce composé est alors absorbé par les plus petits organismes, et fait défaut au corail, aux coquillages et autres invertébrés. D’autant plus qu’avec la fonte de la glace de mer due au réchauffement global, la concentration de l’eau en calcium et en carbonate, constituants de l’aragonite, baisse sensiblement. Privés de leur protection corporelle, les mollusques, à la base de la chaîne alimentaire, sont en danger.Une acidification plus rapide que nulle part ailleurs L’étude montre que 20% du bassin arctique canadien est ainsi devenu corrosif pour certains de ses habitants. Les données suggèrent que cette acidification de l’Arctique atteint même une vitesse jusqu’alors jamais atteinte. Impliquée dans ce processus, la fonte de la calotte glaciaire – dont la superficie est suivie par satellite depuis 1979 – se poursuit en Arctique au rythme de 13% de surface en moins par décennie. Conséquence : “une acidification (…) aussi rapide (…) des océans n’a été observée nulle part ailleurs”, souligne Lisa Robbins. Le 22 septembre 2013 à 09:37 • Maxime Lambert
Star Wars x Adidas Ultraboost Photos Have Leaked’Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form It feels like yesterday that we were clamoring to get our first looks at the new upcoming Force Awakens figures. Well, today is Force Friday II (September 1st) and it is going to be one to remember. At least for fans that want a larger look into The Last Jedi. For those who do not, recently TLJ director Rian Johnson took to Twitter to remind certain fans…With that in mind, to try and help you stay on the right track, we here at Geek want to show off some of the best Force Friday goodies and exclusives for all you Star Wars fans. Luckily BoxLunch is offering some wonderful exclusives this year’s Force Friday, including a selection of Funko Pops, new Sphero’s and more just in time for Force Friday II! Plus everything you buy helps feed folks who need it the most. Check out what Box Lunch has to offer for this year’s event below!The BB-93 Loungefly Bag from BoxLunch is an exclusive that you can grab for $69.90.There’s a EP8 BB-9E Funko Pop! you can only get at BoxLunch. Being an exclusive this will cost you $14.90.Full range of characters from The Last Jedi from the new Funko Pop! Collection. THe Best is the flying Porg in our opinion. You can get this guy for $29.89. But BoxLunch has a ton of the Pop!s from this line.New Sphero App-Enabled Droids including BB-8 ($114.99), R2-D2 ($179.99), and BB-93 ($149.99).We are getting some real interesting looks at new characters from The Last Jedi with a few of these releases. Take Snoke’s golden robe for instance. We have not seen him outside of his hologram scene from The Force Awakens. Does the supreme leader lead a more glamorous life compared to his predecessors?We’re also seeing the Praetorian Guards for the first time. Like the red cloaked Imperial Guards of Darth Sidious, these intimidating crimson guards are ready to throw down to help defend Snoke at all costs. I’m also interested to see how BB-9E and BB-93 work out in the upcoming film. The droids looks to be imperial, but could BB-8 be disguised with a new top? Oh and of course, PORGS!Easily one of the best things about buying from BoxLunch is that you help feed the homeless with every purchase. For every $10 Star Wars fans spend online or in-store, the retailer donates a healthy meal to a person in need with Feeding America.How fantastic is that? You can grab all The Last Jedi exclusives you want, all while doing it for a great cause! This may just be your first steps at becoming a true Jedi.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target
Related Items:dudley lewis, elections office, general elections, midnight, voter registration Jamaicans Urged To Follow Guidelines In Voting Process Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 30 Nov 2015 – By midnight, the Elections Supervisor is hoping that he will have at least 2,000 new voters’ applications as it is just hours now before the voter registration process closes. Magnetic Media spoke today with Dudley Lewis, who said there was strong traffic at offices in Provo and Grand Turk which will both go until midnight with the registration process… and the family islands are also progressing well but residents’ opportunity to register ended with the close of the District Commissioner’s offices today. There had been some independent groups having applications completed for those wanting to register to vote; we asked Mr. Lewis if he had received any of those forms as yet, up to news production time, he said he had not yet received those. It was also said the age and sex of voters is varied; younger and older, males and females are all coming in to shore up their eligibility to determine the next government of the TCI in 2016. As for whether or not voter registration continues beyond today; Lewis said yes, it is ongoing but those who want to make the January and March Elector’s Lists must register today. The law only allows exceptions in two instances; those Turks and Caicos Islanders who turn 18 years old after this register closes and those who become Turks and Caicos Islanders after today; both must be at least 30 days though before a General Election is called. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Elections may be in 2017; Premier flaunts prerogative Amendments will mean less time at polls, next TCI General Election
Two people were uninjured after their car rolled on its side Monday in an east Vancouver intersection, officials said.The one-car accident was reported just after noon at Southeast 41st Drive and Southeast 192nd Avenue, according to emergency dispatch logs.When firefighters arrived on scene, two people who were inside the car had already gotten out, said Capt. Kevin Murray, a spokesman for the Vancouver Fire Department. They refused medical treatment, he said.Police also responded to the scene to redirect traffic around the crash.