ITALIAN WOMEN NEEDED FOR A CLASSICO PASTA SAUCE COMMERCIAL CAMPAIGN – PAYS

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Details & Submission InformationIf interested, you must submit in order to be invited in to audition.Please e-mail the following to: info@jigsawcasting.com1. Your name & age2. Photo(s) of yourself (Where we can clearly see your face. Ideally no hats or sunglasses).3. Your primary contact information (phone number & email address) *If you are a represented actor, please include your union status, resume & your agent’s contact information4. Please write ‘PROJECT SAUCE’ in subject line of e-mail, along with your name and age. (E.G. PROJECT SAUCE- Maria Ricci- age 65)Submissions are due by: Thursday, August 18th at 9am (But the earlier you submit the better your chances!)You must be available for these key dates (in Toronto):AUDITION: August 19thSHOOT: August 25thWEATHER: August 26thQuestions or Concerns*If you have already submitted for this project, you do not need to resubmit your information*Please note that you will not be compensated for the audition*This is a union job. Real people will be permitted*You must be a Permanent Resident or Canadian Citizen to participatePLEASE JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP FOR FUTURE CASTING CALLS: www.facebook.com/jigsawcastingTO LEARN MORE ABOUT BECOMING A PERFORMER AND PROTECTING YOURSELF GO TO: http://www.actratoronto.com/perform/protectyourself.html60 SUMACH ST / 3RD FLOOR / TORONTO, ON M5A 3J7 / T: (416) 360 0336 www.jigsawcasting.com Jigsaw Casting Ltd. Is Looking For Italian Women For an Upcoming Classico Pasta Sauce Campaign!RolesSOC- Nonnas: Looking for real Italian women 65 years of age or older. This is a fun spot where we see our ladies dance and celebrate! We are looking to book 5 women for this commercial so chances are in your favour *Pays approximately $1000 if selected Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

NEWSTALK 1010 LISTEN TO THE RICHARD CROUSE SHOW FOR OCT 08 2016

first_img Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Check out the Richard Crouse Show NewsTalk 1010 podcast for Oct 1, 2016! This week Richard has an exclusive and in depth look at the show “Shoot the Messenger” with director Sudz Sutherland, producer Jennifer Holness and stars Shadia Ali and Hannah Anderson!Here’s some info on The Richard Crouse Show!: Each week on The Richard Crouse Show, Canada’s most recognized movie critic brings together some of the most interesting and opinionated people from the movies, television and music to put a fresh spin on news from the world of lifestyle and pop-culture. Tune into this show to find out what’s going on behind the scenes of your favorite shows and movies and get a new take on current trends. Richard also lets you know what movies you’ll want to run to see and which movies you’ll want to wait for DVD release. Click HERE to catch up on shows you might have missed! Read Richard NewsTalk 1010 reviews HERE!Listen to the whole thing HERE! Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Rick Campanelli Erin Cebula and Natasha Gargiulo leave ET Canada

first_imgAdvertisement And after 12 years as our correspondent in Montreal, Natasha Gargiulo will continue host and produce entertainment shows for TV and radio, and expand her lifestyle retreats to empower women.You can still catch Natasha and Erin on the show throughout the month of July, and Rick will appear until the end of August.We sincerely thank Rick, Erin and Natasha for their tremendous contributions to ET Canada, and wish them every success in their future endeavours. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Heading into our 13th season of ET Canada, we are making some changes to the show. It’s an emotional day as we share the news that Rick Campanelli, Erin Cebula and Natasha Gargiulo will be moving on to pursue new ventures.After 12 years as co-host, Rick will be leaving ET Canada when his contract comes to a close later this summer. We are grateful for his dedication to the show and wish him well.Following 12 years as our West Coast reporter, Erin is moving on to produce and host quality lifestyle and entertainment content for broadcast and new media in Vancouver. Login/Register With: Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

THUNDERBIRD ENTERTAINMENTS KIMS CONVENIENCE TO BE DISTRIBUTED IN ASIA

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement VANCOUVER, Jan. 3, 2019 – Thunderbird Entertainment Group Inc. (TSXV : TBRD) (“Thunderbird” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce it has reached a distribution deal for the first three seasons of Kim’s Convenience with distributor Yoon & Company, who have already confirmed a Cable TV release in Korea early 2019. This high-profile partnership follows other major distribution deals for the award-winning Canadian series, including with Netflix for global streaming rights, and with Amazon for VOD rights in the United States and United Kingdom.Kim’s Convenience is the funny, heartfelt story of the Kims, a Korean-Canadian family running a convenience store in downtown Toronto. It’s a comedy that is real, colourful and urban—a diverse landscape of people and places, with the Kim family at the heart of it all.  The series stars Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Appa, Jean Yoon as Umma, Simu Liu as Jung, Andrea Bang as Janet, Andrew Phung as Kimchee and Nicole Power as Shannon.“If you miss when Modern Family was good, try this” – New York Times“All of us at Thunderbird are thrilled by the continued international interest and acclaim that Kim’s Convenience has been receiving – with our Yoon & Company distribution deal being the latest example,” remarked Jhod Cardinal, Director of Distribution, Thunderbird Entertainment. “The wit, charm and heart of the series is connecting with audiences regardless of where they live, or what language they speak.” Season three of Kim’s Convenience is scheduled to premiere in Canada on CBC Television on January 8, 2019. A fourth season has also been green-lit. The series is based on the award-winning play by Ins Choi, who co-created the series with Kevin White. The series is produced by Ivan Fecan, who is also the executive producer along with Choi and White.“Kim’s Convenience has proven popular with fans at home in Canada and now around the world through our successful global streaming partnership with Netflix,” says Fecan, who is Thunderbird’s Executive Chair of the Board. “We are thrilled that this new agreement will enable Thunderbird to share this heart-warming, character-driven comedy with new audiences in Asia.”About Thunderbird Entertainment Group Inc.Thunderbird Entertainment Group is a Vancouver-based global multiplatform entertainment company with offices in Vancouver, Los Angeles, Toronto, Ottawa and London. Thunderbird creates award-winning scripted, unscripted and animated programming for the world’s leading digital platforms, as well as Canadian and International broadcasters. Thunderbird’s vision is to produce high quality, socially responsible content that makes the world a better place.  The Company develops, produces and distributes animated, factual and scripted content through its various divisions, including Atomic Cartoons, Great Pacific Television, Thunderbird Productions and Thunderbird Releasing Limited.Thunderbird Social Media LinksFacebook:  www.facebook.com/tbirdent Twitter: @tbirdentInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/tbirdent/ Website:  www.thunderbird.tv LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

WUSKWATIM DAM PARTNERSHIP

first_imgWhen it comes to Manitoba hydro- Aboriginal people are split on how the company has treated many First Nations communities in the past.That’s why the utility says it has worked hard over the last decade to improve relations – including partnering with a First Nation for a soon to be completed hydro dam.APTN’s intern Amy Stretten has the details.last_img

CAP overcoming obstacles says national chief

first_imgAPTN National NewsA leader of a national Aboriginal organization has been recognized for her work.Congress of Aboriginal People National Chief Betty Ann Lavelee has received a Queen’s Jubilee Medal.APTN National News reporter Annette Francis founds out what CAP does and the challenges it faces.last_img

APTN allowed to film human rights case over federal child welfare funding

first_imgAPTN National NewsA decision has finally been reached in a motion to grant APTN National News camera access to a human rights complaint hearing.The First Nation Child and Family Caring Society of Canada filed a motion saying the rights of First Nations children in care were not being met as a result of underfunding.APTN National News’ cameras were initially denied access, but a new ruling has given a green light to recording the hearing.last_img

Feds drop appeal against Mikmaq mother and disabled son

first_imgAPTN National NewsA surprise decision has brought happy news to a Mi’kmaq mother in Nova Scotia.Maurina Beadle has been fighting to have the federal government pay for the care of her severely disabled son.She’s argued that the federal government is obligated under the terms of Jordan’s Principle.The feds, however, fought the mother and her son saying they shouldn’t have to pay.A Nova Scotia court disagreed and in 2013 ordered the government to cover the medical bills.Ottawa appealed that decision and it was to go to court in early September.But late Friday, the government suddenly dropped their appeal.“I am so happy for Maurina and for other families in these situations,” said Cindy Blackstock, a First Nations children advocate. ‎”Hopefully this foreshadows a long overdue climb down on federal blocking of Jordan’s Principle.”news@aptn.calast_img read more

Group demands immediate action to clean up Mount Polley

first_imgAPTN National NewsA press conference was held in Vancouver Monday with a grassroots movement that set up a camp at the entrance of the Mount Polley mine.It’s been just over a month since the mine’s tailings pond breached its wall and spilled millions of cubic metres of waste and sludge into local waterways.The group is demanding immediate action to clean up the mess.APTN’s Tina House was there and has the story.last_img

Atleo surfaces says he had enough of Ottawa

first_imgAPTN National News PORT ALBERNI, BC–Former Assembly of First Nations national chief Shawn Atleo has surfaced in his home territory.Atleo made an appearance at the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s annual general assembly in Port Alberni, B.C., the Ha-Shilth-Sa newspaper reported Tuesday.This is the first reported appearance of Atleo at a public event since his May resignation from the post of national chief. At the time, Atleo said he was resigning because he had become a “lightning rod” in the controversy raging over the Harper government’s proposed First Nation education bill.Atleo was paid tribute and wrapped in a blanket during a ceremony at the general assembly, the newspaper reported. Atleo also addressed the assembly, saying he had enough of Ottawa, according to the report.“Six years in Ottawa. That was enough,” said Atleo, according to Ha-Shilth-Sa. “Six winters in Ottawa, that was enough…I’m really happy to be home. I’m very happy to be home.”Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s vice-president Ken Watts told the assembly the organization wanted Atleo to know he still had support.“Whatever (his) choices are in life and whatever (he’s) been through, we always stand behind A-in-chut and the amazing work that he has done on behalf of our people,” Watts reportedly said.Atleo has maintained a low public profile since his resignation. He is now living in Nanaimo, B.C., and recently spoke to a Simon Fraser University master’s class. The former national chief also took some time off in the U.S. where he travelled alone on a motorcycle.While Atleo may be trying to distance himself from his time in Ottawa as national chief, events may still keep his name in the spotlight.The federal government recently filed a document in Federal Court that appears to show a secret agreement between Atleo, Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt and Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the contents of a bill for First Nation education. The document, which contains the signatures of the three men, was filed as part of an ongoing court case over the bill launched by the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL).The emergence of the document forced the AFNQL to rethink its legal strategy. Senior AFN staff and the AFN chiefs’ executive were not aware of the document’s existence and it has raised more questions around the backroom machinations behind the education bill.The bill, called the First Nation Control of First Nations Education Act, still remains in limbo. The AFN rejected the bill following Atleo’s resignation.Atleo is still the chair of the National Indian Brotherhood Trust and his term expires in 2015.The next national chief for AFN will be elected in Winnipeg this December.news@aptn.ca@APTNNewslast_img read more

Waywayseecappo rebuilds after tornado damages 10 homes displaces 50 people

first_imgShaneen Robinson APTN National NewsThe community of Waywayseecappo First Nation is still in shock after a tornado landed in the community Monday night.Waywayseecappo is located 320 kilometres west of Winnipeg.10 homes were damaged and 50 people displaced.Now, community members are picking up the pieces.srobinson@aptn.calast_img

150 artists receive up to 10K to continue their work

first_imgJohn Murray APTN National NewsMore than 100 artists and dignitaries gathered at the Manitoba legislature on Victoria Day for the Reveal Indigenous Arts Awards.This one time award was established to provide support to both emerging and established artists.jmurray@aptn.calast_img

This is an agonizing case Alberta stays charges in death of Indigenous

first_imgThe Canadian PressThe Alberta Crown has stayed charges against two caregivers in the death of a four-year-old Indigenous girl.Relatives of the girl known as Serenity were each charged in 2017 of failing to provide the necessaries of life.The Crown says it came to the decision after reassessing evidence called at a preliminary hearing and determined there was no reasonable likelihood of getting convictions.Serenity had a severe brain injury when she was taken to hospital in September 2014 where doctors noticed she was underweight and had multiple bruises.She remained on life support for about a week before she died.Alberta Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer says the United Conservative government was not involved in the decision to stay the charges.“This is an agonizing case,” Schweitzer said in an email Tuesday.“The decision to stay the prosecution was taken independently by the Crown attorneys without any involvement by elected officials.”Schweitzer said that the Crown has one year to potentially reinstate the charges and there is ongoing related litigation and a pending fatality inquiry.When the charges were laid in 2017 the RCMP noted they were related to the circumstances in which the child lived, noting that the specific injury that caused her death was not criminal in nature.At the time of her death Serenity lived on a reserve in the central Alberta community of Maskwacis, south of Edmonton.Last October, her case prompted the then-NDP government to propose legislation that would see First Nations notified if social workers were thinking of removing an Indigenous child from a family’s care.In December 2017, the then Opposition United Conservatives introduced a private member’s bill dubbed Serenity’s Law.It called for requiring adults to report to police any child who needs intervention under the threat of six months in jail or a $10,000 fine.The private member’s bill did not pass.Alberta has about 10,000 children in care; about 60 per cent are from First Nations.news@aptn.calast_img read more

Calgarybased cinema chain sold for 123 million

first_imgCALGARY – Canada’s second-largest chain of movie theatres is being sold to a Belgian firm for about $123 million.Calgary-based Landmark Cinemas says a deal to be purchased by Kinepolis Group of Ghent, Belgium, is expected to close by year-end if it receives Canadian regulatory approvals.Landmark, founded in 1965, operates 44 cinemas and a total of 303 screens in Western Canada, Ontario and the Yukon.Kinepolis reports in a news release that Landmark expects adjusted earnings of $17 million this year. It said it posted $156 million in revenue in 2016, with 58 per cent from ticket sales, 38 per cent from sales of snacks and beverages and 2.5 per cent from screen advertising.Current management will remain in place to oversee Landmark and its 1,450 employees, Kinepolis says, adding it will transfer its “self-learning and self-innovating company culture” to the new organization.Kinepolis says it has 48 cinemas and 500 screens in Belgium, Netherlands, France, Spain, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Poland.last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,020.16, up 5.17 points)Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up 18 cents, or 6.10 per cent, to $3.13 on 17.5 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Healthcare. Up 80 cents, or 4.96 per cent, to $16.93 on 6.6 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Up 25 cents, 6.85 per cent, to $3.90 on 5.4 million shares.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Up six cents, or 1.95 per cent, to $3.14 on 4.7 million shares.MEG Energy Corp. (TSX:MEG). Oil and gas. Up one cent, or 0.16 per cent, to $6.08 on 4.2 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Up 21 cents, 1.57 per cent, to $13.57 on 3.9 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Cineplex Inc. (TSX:CGX). Entertainment. Up 71 cents, 1.89 per cent, to $38.36 on 292,717 shares. The entertainment company scored a deal to bring “Sunday Night Football” and the Super Bowl to its movie theatres. Cineplex says a three-year sponsorship agreement with the National Football League will begin Nov. 12 and be known as “NFL Sundays at Cineplex.” Games will be broadcast live to 15 VIP theatres and then expand to 50 locations for the Super Bowl on Feb. 4, 2018.Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. (TSX:FFH). Insurance. Down $21.41, 3.08 per cent, to $674.74 on 84,202 shares. The Toronto-based company says hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as earthquakes in Mexico, during its third quarter period hit its portfolio companies with more than $1.2 billion in losses. Fairfax also reported third-quarter net earnings of $608 million – up from $1.7 million a year ago – which included a net after-tax gain of $1.2 billion on the sale of some of Fairfax’s equity interest in Indian insurance company ICICI Lombard.Stelco Holdings Inc. (TSX:STLC). Steel. Up $2.20, or 12.94 per cent, to $19.20 on 1.16 million shares. Share prices for the Hamilton-based steel company rose almost 13 per cent on its first day of trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Stelco expected to raise $200 million to use towards capital investments, pension payments, and to increase its offerings in specialized steel products.Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Oil and gas. Up 37 cents, or 0.83 per cent, to $44.99 on 2.4 million shares. The Calgary-based oil and gas company bought a 41 per cent stake in PetroNor, a petroleum products distributor operating in northwest Quebec owned and operated by the James Bay Crees. Financial terms of the arrangement weren’t disclosed.last_img read more

Sprint TMobile end merger talks

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Wireless carriers Sprint and T-Mobile called off a potential merger, saying the companies couldn’t come to an agreement that would benefit customers and shareholders.The two companies have been dancing around a possible merger for years, and were again in the news in recent weeks with talks of the two companies coming together after all. But in a joint statement Saturday, Sprint and T-Mobile said they are calling off merger negotiations for the foreseeable future.“The prospect of combining with Sprint has been compelling for a variety of reasons, including the potential to create significant benefits for consumers and value for shareholders. However, we have been clear all along that a deal with anyone will have to result in superior long-term value for T-Mobile’s shareholders compared to our outstanding stand-alone performance and track record,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile US, in a prepared statement.T-Mobile and Sprint are the U.S.’ third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers, respectively, but they are significantly smaller than AT&T and Verizon, who effectively have a duopoly over U.S. wireless service. The two companies have said they hoped to find a way of merging to make the wireless market more competitive.Sprint and its owner, the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank, have long been looking for a deal as the company has struggled to compete on its own. But Washington regulators have frowned on a possible merger. D.C. spiked AT&T’s offer to buy T-Mobile in 2011 and signalled in 2014 they would have been against Sprint doing the same thing. But with the new Trump administration, it was thought regulators might be more relaxed about a merger.Sprint has a lot of debt and has posted a string of annual losses. The company has cut costs and made itself more attractive to customers, BTIG Research analyst Walter Piecyk says, but it hasn’t invested enough in its network and doesn’t have enough airwave rights for quality service in rural areas.T-Mobile, meanwhile, has been on a yearslong streak adding customers. After the government nixed AT&T’s attempt to buy it in 2011, T-Mobile led the way in many consumer-friendly changes, such as ditching two-year contracts and bringing back unlimited data plans. Consumers are paying less for cellphone service, thanks to T-Mobile’s influence on the industry and the resultant price wars.“T-Mobile does not need a merger with Sprint to succeed, but Sprint might need one to survive,” Piecyk wrote in an October research note.last_img read more

Notley threat to cut off oil to others not a new tactic

first_imgCALGARY – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s threat to reduce oil shipments to other provinces, the latest salvo in a recent pipeline dispute with British Columbia, carries on a provincial tradition of using its natural resources to reinforce its political positions.The energy-rich province has used its oil and gas exports as leverage at least three times in the past to win arguments with other levels of government, oilpatch historian and author David Finch said Friday.“Because the … premier represents the people of Alberta as owners of the natural resource, there’s always more at stake on these issues and the Alberta perspective is always different than the Ottawa perspective,” he said.Notley on Thursday said she would, if pushed, replicate the actions of former premier Peter Lougheed who in 1980-81 reduced oil flows over several months and cancelled two oilsands developments after the federal Liberals brought in the national energy program with its price controls, new taxes and revenue sharing.Finch said ex-premier Ernest Manning “flexed his muscles” and sent a shipment of natural gas to Montana in 1951 to assert the province’s right to control its exports. And then-Alberta energy minister Don Getty reduced natural gas shipments to Ontario in 1975 to protest federal policies he felt were discouraging establishing a petrochemical industry in the West.Alberta has been locked in an inter-provincial dispute with its western neighbour over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. It became more heated earlier this year when B.C. said it would not allow increased oil flow until more research is completed on pipeline safety and spill response — B.C. backed down after Alberta suspended imports of B.C. wine.The Alberta government still has the legal right to restrict exports of oil and gas by withholding “removal permits,” said Bob Skinner, executive fellow with the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, whose career has included stints in the federal energy department, industry and academia.However, he thinks there’s a “very low chance” that Notley will actually implement export cuts because her threat echoes a previous suggestion by Opposition United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney, who could be the next premier.“She does not have to do it because what she’s done is take an arrow from the quiver of Jason Kenney, so the signal to British Columbia and Premier (John) Horgan is, ‘If you think I’m a toughie, just you wait. I’m offering you a basis for negotiation. I don’t think you’ll get that if somebody else is here.’”Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday that the Alberta-B.C. dispute over Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion plans isn’t the first time provinces have disagreed on a project, adding that it’s important the federal government show leadership now.“What I have been very clear about is that this project is in the national interest and it will get built,” Trudeau said in Regina.The Trudeau government approved the Kinder Morgan project in 2016, but the pipeline has since faced permit fights and challenges from the B.C. government. The $7.9-billion expansion would triple the amount of Alberta crude going from Edmonton to the port in Burnaby, B.C.Any reduction in shipments through the existing Trans Mountain line would likely affect operations of the 55,000-barrel-per-day Burnaby, B.C., refinery owned by Alberta-based Parkland Fuel Corp., which bought it from Chevron in November.“We are reaching out to both the Alberta and British Columbia governments to discuss this issue. We hope that they can resolve this issue in a way that is beneficial to Canada, and both provincial economies,” said Parkland spokeswoman Annie Cuerrier on Friday.“Any measure that restricts the supply of oil to British Columbia would be negative for both economies.”Parkland’s Burnaby refinery is currently down for maintenance, which is already putting the squeeze on drivers in B.C., where gas prices spiked as high as $1.50 per litre this week.The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors said in a statement Friday it supports Notley’s move.“An ongoing trade conflict with B.C. is not a desirable outcome for anyone, but tidewater access for Canadian crude products is just too important an issue to back down from,” said CAODC president Mark Scholz.Spokeswoman Chelsie Klassen said the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers opposes trade barriers between provinces and encouraged “collaboration between governments rather than divisiveness.”Environmentalists, meanwhile, said they were disappointed with the Notley’s brinkmanship.“It feels like a betrayal, it feels like they’re really going against the values of a lot of people who supported them,” said Claire Edwards, 23, an Albertan who said she helped with Notley’s election campaign.She was reached in Vancouver where she plans to take part in a pipeline protest march on Saturday holding a huge banner that reads “Albertans against Kinder Morgan.”She added it seems like the oil and gas industry is in charge in Alberta no matter which party is in power.—With files from Ryan McKenna in ReginaCompanies mentioned in this story: (TMX:KML)last_img read more

Business of Tech Cryptocurrencies and GPUs AI Writing Style DNA

first_imgThe Business of Tech is a weekly, ‘byte’-sized look into some of the top business stories in the world of technology, hosted by 660’s Jonathan Muma.S2E2: This week, Jonathan speaks with University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business instructor Cameron Welsh about the run on high-powered GPUs as people look to get into cryptocurrency mining and the effect that’s having on gamers who need the high-end cards to render graphics. He also speaks with Trend Micro’s Cybersecurity VP Greg Young about a new artificial intelligence system for companies which raises alarm bells if an emailer is suspected of impersonating an executive or CEO.Audio Playerhttps://www.660news.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/sites/8/2018/04/23/business-of-tech-s2e2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Financial Literacy Series – Womens Workshop Introduction to Basic Budgeting

first_imgTo register for the free workshop;Visit the Women’s Resource Society: 10051 100 Ave.or email: outreach@fsjwrs.caFB Event Page; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society (FSJWRS) and the North Peace Savings and Credit Union are joining to host the ‘Women’s Workshop; Introduction to Basic Budgeting’.Taking place at the North Peace Savings & Credit Union, on Thursday, August 22nd at 10:00 am to 11:00 am. This is a free financial literacy workshop.Topics to be covered at the workshop include;• What a budget is and why you should create one• Tips to help you reach your financial goals• Ideas to help you adjust your spendinglast_img

Shooting livestreams a new rage on social media

first_imgNew Delhi: The Facebook livestreaming of New Zealand mosque shooting has brought to the fore a critical issue for the law enforcement agencies to deal with, as tech giants struggle to find a solution to pro-actively stop such incidents. Strapped with a GoPro camera to his head, the gunman broadcast graphic footage of shooting people via Facebook Live for nearly 17 minutes that was later shared in millions on other social media platforms. The point here is not that the social media platforms removed the shooting footage from their platforms, the real problem is: Why couldn’t they automatically catch the upload and re-uploads of such footage? According to The Verge, exact re-uploads of the video will be banned by YouTube, but videos that contain clips of the footage have to be sent to human moderators for a review. “Part of that is to ensure that news videos that use a portion of the video for their segments aren’t removed in the process,” says the report. The YouTube tool searches re-uploaded versions of the original video for similar metadata and imagery. If it’s an unedited re-upload, it’s removed. If it’s edited, the tool flags it to a team of human moderators, who determine if the video violates the company’s policies, says The Verge. The real problem is that the YouTube’s system is not built to deal with breaking news events. YouTube’s tool takes “a couple of minutes, or sometimes even hours, to register the content” and catching live streams is nearly impossible for the algorithms to detect and act upon. This is not the first time livestreaming of a shooting incident has taken place on social media. In January 2018, the family of a slain Cleveland man sued Facebook, alleging the social media platform could have done more to prevent his murder. The killing of Robert Godwin, Sr., 74, was recorded and made viewable on Facebook in April 2017. Steve Stephens, the man who killed Godwin, announced his intent to kill someone on Facebook before killing him. Stephens later logged onto Facebook Live and described the attack. In July 2016, a Facebook livestreaming showed three men listening to music inside a car in Norfolk, Virginia, being suddenly shot by a gunman. The video posted on Facebook by TJ Williams was viewed 1,634,815 times and is still available on YouTube. In the same month, Antonio Perkins, 28, was shot in the head and neck in Chicago. The live video of Perkins showed him and a group of people talking before gunshots are heard. The video was posted on Facebook with a warning message about its graphic nature, according to media reports. In July 2016, A Minnesota police officer shot and killed Philando Castile of African origin during traffic stop. Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, took out her cellphone and started livestreaming on Facebook after the shooting. The video gathered over 2.7 million views before the stream disappeared from Facebook.last_img read more