Toronto looking into opening armoury to help deal with homeless seeking shelter

first_imgTORONTO – Toronto is revisiting a shelved proposal to use a federal armoury to cope with unprecedented demand on its homeless shelter system, the city’s mayor said Wednesday.John Tory and members of council had rejected a motion to open the Moss Park Armoury to the homeless last month, weeks before an extended cold snap gripped the city and dramatically increased demand for shelter spaces.As temperatures dropped to around -20 C for several nights and thousands of residents signed a petition calling on Tory to revisit the armoury proposal, the mayor initially said other city-owned properties presented better options.Tory reversed course on Wednesday. He said the city was in talks with Ottawa to turn the Moss Park Armoury into a seventh winter respite site, a temporary shelter opened up during cold months.Much rests on whether the facility can be available 24 hours a day, said the mayor, who noted that when the armoury sheltered the homeless in past years, it could only be used overnight as the facility was used by the Canadian Forces during the day.Tory said he personally planned to reinforce the city’s request, which he said would add about 100 beds to the overtaxed system that has seen demand surge by 30 per cent over the same time last year.“Demand continues to increase and the system is undoubtedly under strain,” Tory told reporters. “Even with increased capacity, this leaves us too close to the edge in these unprecedented weather and social conditions.”Tory said the frigid weather was not the only cause of the spike in demand on the shelter system. He said an influx of refugees in the past two years, coupled with what he described as a mental-health crisis and rising housing costs, are also critical factors.He said mental-health supports will be key for any long-term solution for the city’s homeless.“We pride ourselves on our health-care system, and yet a majority of people in our shelter systems and on our streets are not getting the health care they need — in this case, mental-health care — and this must be addressed,” Tory said.Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins said in a statement Wednesday that his office will be scheduling a meeting with Tory to discuss mental health and homelessness in Toronto.“I remain whole-heartedly committed to continuing to work with Toronto, as well as communities in all corners of Ontario, as we continue to build a mental health system that can be there for all of us when we need it,” Hoskins said.Public Safety Canada said in a statement that it has not received an official request for assistance, but added that Ottawa, the Ontario government and the city are “working closely to identify and evaluate options.”In the short term, however, the city said efforts are focused on providing more shelter spaces. Toronto has added 30 new beds at one major downtown centre and 10 more are coming in the next few weeks, Tory said.The city is following through on its commitment to increase shelter capacity by 400 beds in the coming months and to build new facilities in 2018, the mayor added. Those measures will go ahead regardless of whether the Moss Park Armoury becomes a respite centre, he said. If it is approved, it will offer 24-hour support until mid-April, he added.Kapri Rabin, executive director of the not-for-profit agency Street Health, applauded the city’s proposal to use the armoury.“What’s particularly positive about the armoury in the downtown east is it’s located in an area where there is a huge community of folks who have no place to go and are in temporary 24-hour facilities that are not suitable for people to actually live in,” she said, noting that some of those centres do not have amenities like showers.But Rabin said the move does not address the growing long-term need for more shelter space and affordable housing.“I think there needs to be a much larger discussion around the crisis that actually exists in the shelter system, which isn’t a new crisis,” she said. “The city is always in this position of having to respond to things at the last minute.”The executive director of Covenant House Toronto, an agency for homeless youth, said more shelter space isn’t the solution for getting people off the street.“Shelter beds are critical and I think there is a particular number that will be required on an ongoing basis to sustain the emergencies that people experience … but the longer-term solutions are those more affordable housing options that will get people out of the shelter system more quickly,” Bruce Rivers said.He said dealing with homelessness should not just the city’s responsibility, but that of all levels of government, as well as the real-estate industry.The city’s ability to address the needs of the homeless is now the subject of two inquiries following confusion over the availability of spaces during the prolonged cold snap.Advocates have said in recent days that they tried to find spots for homeless people only to be told that they were completely full. The city has said there are still beds available and blamed miscommunication for the confusion.Calling the miscommunication “indefensible,” Tory said he welcomes the inquiries recently announced by the city’s general manager of shelter support as well as Toronto’s ombudsman.The latest data from the city indicates Toronto’s shelters operated at between 94 and 95 per cent capacity on the weekend with 5,460 people staying in the shelter system on Jan. 1. Another 445 people used winter respite centres.— With files from Daniela Germanolast_img read more

Hoba Hoba Spirit Opens DC Leg of US Tour at Kennedy…

Washington DC – Moroccan band, Hoba Hoba Spirit, opened the second leg of the band’s month-long Center Stage tour to the United States with a concert at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage yesterday.Hoba Hoba Spirit, a Casablanca-based band, played to a full house last night for the second concert of its US tour, at the Kennedy Center’s Millenium Stage in Washington, D.C. Incorporating traditional Moroccan instruments such as qarqaba (Moroccan metal castanets) and darbouka (dumbek/drum) into their original rock music, and singing in Darija (Moroccan Arabic), English and French, Hoba Hoba Spirit’s seven members play Morocc’n Roll, a mixture of homegrown roots, rock, and reggae, with the rythmic swagger of North Africa. The band’s energy and irreverance got the crowd on its feet dancing to the North African beat. The band has a repeat performance at Bossa Bistro in DC tonight.Mara Tekach, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Professional & Cultural Exchanges at the State Department’s Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs, introduced the band. Representives of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco, Driss Alaoui, Counselor, and Yasmina Ait Lahri of the Cultural Section, attended the concert. Also attending was Stacy White, Cultural Programs Division Chief for the Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs. “Morocco appreciates the State Department’s Center Stage program which contributes so much to international cultural understanding,” said Mr. Alaoui.  “We welcome all of these energetic ambassadors of Moroccan culture, such as Hoba Hoba Spirit, to the US and wish them well on their tour.”The tour is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State in conjunction with the New England Foundation for the Arts as part of the Center Stage program. The band has engagements in Seattle, Atlanta, New York, Austin, and Cedar Rapids.Hoba Hoba Spirit is one of three artists from Morocco, two bands and a dancer, that are participating in Center Stage tours this year.The other Moroccan band on tour separately as part of Center Stage is Ribab Fusion which will also perform in DC and NYC. Ribab Fusion celebrates Morocco’s Amazigh (Berber) culture with a jazzy mix ranging from ‘70s-style funk to Afropop dance vibes, featuring the one-stringed, bowed ribab, sometimes gritty, and sometimes as soothing as a well-played saxophone. The band will grace the Millennium Stage on September 16th.Fleur d’Orange is Moroccan choreographer-dancer Hind Benali who will perform Identity, a new work that explores her personal past and African roots, as well as the limits and freedoms of Morocco’s history, customs and religion, accompanied by a live-recorded sound score. She arrives on the Millenium stage on October 7th.Center Stage is a public diplomacy initiative of the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs that brings interantional performing artists from all over the world to perform for American communities. The program is designed to build mutual understanding via cultural expressions and people-to-people exchanges.More information about the Center Stage tours and performers is available at or on FaceBook at read more

When voters head to the polls in the West many of them

REGINA — A rising tide of western alienation may rally Conservative voters in Alberta, Saskatchewan and parts of British Columbia, but political watchers say they don’t expect it to make a big splash in the election elsewhere in the country.Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Saskatchewan’s Scott Moe have been steadfast and vocal critics of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau over his government’s energy policies — from the carbon tax to a federal law that overhauls how major energy projects are assessed.They’ve made pipelines, and the seemingly endless struggle to build them, the focal point in their fight.The anger in the region has led to rallies, convoys, anti-Liberal billboards, a pro-oil and gas clothing line and some talk of separation.“I’ve honestly never felt so … not even under-appreciated, just like completely ignored,” says Sarah Leguee, a grain farmer in southeastern Saskatchewan. “It seems like any time we, you know, say something, we just get labelled as racists, as bigots.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.“I’ve just never been so frustrated with the government in my entire life.”Like many in the West’s rural areas, Leguee makes no secret in her social media posts that she’s not a fan of Trudeau. Her points of frustration include a trade dispute with China over canola, tariffs India placed on peas and lentils and changes to small-business taxes affecting farmers that were made two years ago. Consultations on those changes were done during harvest.I’ve honestly never felt so … not even under-appreciated, just like completely ignored“Alienation is a feeling,” says Jared Wesley, a politics professor at the University of Alberta. “The rest of Canada risks inflaming the situation if they don’t take Alberta’s concerns seriously.”But addressing the West’s issues with pipelines and equalization could put party leaders at odds with voters in other seat-rich parts of Canada, he warns.Shachi Kurl, executive director of the Angus Reid Institute, says intense frustration in the West will galvanize people to cast ballots for the Conservatives and Andrew Scheer. But given that Conservative support is already concentrated in the West, it will create what she calls an inefficiency of votes. Many seats will be won by huge margins.“You will have Conservative strategists going, ‘Gosh, we wish we had those votes in Ontario,”‘ she says.“Or we wish we really could have picked up those votes in Atlantic Canada or in Quebec or in British Columbia.”In the 2015 election, the Liberals saw breakthroughs in Edmonton and Calgary, but polling suggests they could lose those this time around, Kurl says.Loleen Berdahl, head of political studies at the University of Saskatchewan, says the NDP also won seats in Saskatchewan during the last election, which the Conservatives may pick up this time.“What Scheer needs to do electorally is hang on to his western Canadian seats and then pick up seats outside the region.”Related Federal budget promises billions in compensation for dairy, chicken farmers affected by trade deals Saskatchewan asks Ottawa to increase cash advances for canola farmers after China blocks imports The sense of anger in the West is likely to continue if Trudeau is re-elected, she says.If Scheer wins, Berdahl expects it to dip, at least for a while, as it did when Calgary’s Stephen Harper was elected prime minister in 2006.She points to Harper’s victory speech in which he summed up years of disenfranchisement felt towards Ottawa and Canada when he announced, “The West is in now.”But western alienation can grow, even under a Conservative banner, if things don’t change, Wesley says.“The worry is that by using that kind of rhetoric and promising things like building pipelines more quickly and then not being able to deliver — where do alienated westerners go after that?”This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 29, 2019. read more

Coffee competition to heat up as McDonalds opens standalone McCafes

TORONTO – Competition is brewing in the coffee business as McDonald’s Canada opens its first stand-alone McCafe in a new play for the billions Canadians spend on java every year.The first McCafe location opens on Wednesday morning at Toronto’s Union Station, with a second to open in a nearby office tower in January.The cafes will sell McDonald’s line of specialty coffees, fruit smoothies and baked goods, as well as the Egg McMuffin breakfast sandwich. Unlike the rest of McDonald’s Canada restaurants, which switch from breakfast to burgers after the morning rush, McMuffins will be available all day at the McCafes.McDonald’s has been looking beyond the Big Mac for growth as consumers have lost their appetite for the company’s famous burgers and fries.It has introduced healthier options, including salads and wraps, to its Canadian menu, and in the U.S. it has introduced all-day breakfast.McDonald’s Canada CEO John Betts says the two McCafe outlets are a pilot project to determine whether the model should be expanded.“Our customers have been asking for a bit more of a cafe experience, and they want more access to the product, which means more locations,” he said.Betts said while growth in the coffee shop market is relatively flat, McDonald’s has increased its share significantly since it introduced McCafe products in 2011 and has doubled its total breakfast business over the past five years.“Quite frankly, McCafe turned our business around here in Canada,” he said.Michael Mulvey, a marketing professor at the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management, said there is an opportunity for McDonald’s to address an underserved customer segment by being faster than its direct competitors such as Tim Hortons and undercutting the premium prices of alternatives such as Starbucks.The McCafe offers a larger selection of specialty options than Tim Hortons, including espresso, and its two-step brewing machine is quicker than the process of pouring a customized Starbucks coffee.“Some of the competitors, it’s not fast food, especially when you have six or eight cars in front of you at the drive-thru,” Mulvey said.“If they can do it well and do it fast, that can definitely separate them from the pack.”Mulvey said the move is a shot across the bow for Tim Hortons, a company that has seen its top ranks change after it was bought out by Restaurant Brands International earlier this year.“It’s time to convene a meeting and get their best minds together,” he said. “This is not something to be ignored.”McDonald’s has more than 1,400 restaurants across Canada, compared to more than 3,800 for Tim Hortons and around 1,200 for Starbucks. Coffee competition to heat up as McDonald’s opens stand-alone McCafes by Peter Henderson, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 9, 2015 4:00 am MDT Last Updated Dec 9, 2015 at 4:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Monty Python reunion is for real Terry Jones

first_imgvia yanai shpinner/YoutubeThe final Meaning Of Life film in 1983 was the last time the group appeared with their sixth member Graham Chapman, who died of cancer six years later.The remaining Pythons have not appeared together since 1998 when they performed at the Aspen Comedy Festival in the United States.But a spin-off musical Spamalot (below), based on the Holy Grail movie, has proved a hit on both Broadway and London’s West End over the last decade. AP Photo/Kathy Willens- © AFP 2013 British comedy veterans Monty Python are set to reunite for a new show in their first major collaboration in 30 years, member Terry Jones revealed today.“We’re getting together and putting on a show – it’s real,” Jones told the BBC.“I’m quite excited about it. I hope it makes us a lot of money. I hope to be able to pay off my mortgage!”The BBC reported that the new collaboration – the first major project since the 1983 film Monty Python’s The Meaning Of Life – would come in the form of a theatre show.Surviving Pythons John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Michael Palin and Jones – who are all in their seventies – are set to formally announce the new project at a press conference in London on Thursday.The troupe won a cult following with their zany TV series Monty Python’s Flying Circus between 1969 and 1974.They went on to make several hit films including Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1975) and Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979).last_img read more

Microsoft veut être plus présent dans la détection de mouvements

first_imgMicrosoft veut être plus présent dans la détection de mouvementsMicrosoft a racheté l’entreprise Canesta, spécialisée dans la détection de mouvements. Le géant américain songerait à proposer une interface 3D reconnaissant les gestes de l’utilisateur. Canesta intéressait grandement Microsoft. Il faut dire que l’entreprise vient de développer une plateforme de détection de mouvements 3D et détient près d’une soixantaine de brevets concernant cette technologie. La firme permet ainsi de créer des interfaces utilisateurs naturelles, qui permet au grand public de gérer un ordinateur grâce à des gestes. Microsoft est déjà présent dans le domaine de la détection de mouvements avec sa technologie Kinect, dont profite la console de jeux vidéo XBox 360. La firme américaine approfondit actuellement ses travaux pour, pourquoi pas, proposer dans les mois à venir un système d’exploitation intégrant ces nouveautés. Le 3 novembre 2010 à 12:14 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

WWE attendance figures 123014 live events TV tapings

first_img Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Facebook Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Pinterest Impact Wrestling leaving Pop TV, New television deal with Pursuit Channel announced Seth Rollins Videos Articles Cesaro Now Playing Up Next Twitter Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kurt Angle Google+center_img WWE attendance figures from December 30, 2015 to January 4, 2016.* 12/30 live event in Toronto, Ontario: 9,000 fans (sellout).* 12/30 live event in Baltimore, Maryland: 8,000 fans.* 1/3 live event in Hidalgo, Texas: 4,600 fans.* 1/4 RAW TV tapings in San Antonio, Texas: 8,500 fans.Source: The Wrestling Observer NewsletterRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Videos Articles Bruce Prichard was already working in consultant role with WWE back in January Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WhatsApp Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015last_img read more

37th San Diego Chinese New Year Fair in Downtown San Diego

first_img KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The 37th Annual San Diego Chinese New Year Fair is a two-day event celebrating the Year of the Pig.The event is happening on February 16 and 17 at the Asian Pacific Thematic Historic District at Third Avenue and J Street. The celebration features dozens of performances, children’s crafts and lantern parade, and a wide variety of authentic Chinese and Asian food and cultural displays.The Chinese New Year Fair is once again hosted and presented by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) of San Diego. “Now in its 37th year, this fair has become an important cultural gathering for San Diego, and CCBA is proud to continue this tradition and help preserve the culture and contributions of Chinese people to our local community,” says MyMy Lu, community leader and this year’s Fair Chair.The Fair will be open on both days from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Full details of the event can be found at KUSI Newsroom Posted: February 12, 2019 February 12, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 37th San Diego Chinese New Year Fair in Downtown San Diegolast_img read more

Car found near the border in connection to missing LA teen

first_img Posted: April 19, 2019 April 19, 2019 AP Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter AP, SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities looking for a 15-year-old girl who vanished with two murder suspects have found their car in San Diego near the Mexican border.The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says Friday that the empty BMW sedan was found in the San Ysidro area, which is a major border crossing.The hunt for the car and for 15-year-old Alora Benitez of Redondo Beach began Wednesday.Authorities say she’s believed to be with her mother and a man who are considered suspects in the killing of a man in Carson.The body of 32-year-old Jeffery Appel was found Tuesday in the front seat of a parked Audi in the Los Angeles suburb.There’s no word on the cause of his death or the motive. Car found near the border in connection to missing LA teenlast_img

Woman reported missing in Miami

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Police are searching for a woman who has gone missing in Miami.According to Miami Police, Patricia Parks was last seen on Wednesday, near Northwest 17th Avenue and 47th Terrace.The 59-year-old stands 5 feet 7 inches and weighs 175 pounds.Officials said she was wearing a red Polo shirt, long black pants and blue sneakers.If you’ve seen her, call the Miami Police Department at 305-603-6300.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

New Iron Fist Trailer Features Corporate Intrigue and Hobo KungFu

first_img Iron Fist is about a month away, but unless you’re already intimately familiar with character’s kung-fu lore, the last piece of the Marvel/Netflix puzzle remains a mystery. The new, full Iron Fist trailer tries to fix that. If you had no idea who the final Defender was, this best look yet at his upcoming streaming show should get you up to speed.Check it out!While previous Iron Fist trailers featured the somber tone of a proper martial arts epic, this new trailer opens with the lighter comedic tone we’ve come to expect from Marvel. Danny Rand, who went missing as a child, cheerfully walks into a fancy corporate building like a SoCal hobo and roughs up some guards. After years of training in the hidden land of K’un-Lun to master the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist, Danny Rand returns to New York to reclaim his company from family frenemy Harold Meachum and his Trump-esque children Joy and Ward.But as the trailer goes on it becomes clear Danny’s true purpose is to use his punching skills to presumably deal with whatever mystical ninja nonsense has been plaguing Marvel’s Hell’s Kitchen since the Daredevil days. Expect a lot of hallway fights. Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple is there of course for bloody night nurse duty, and we also get to see Jessica Henwick’s take on martial artist Colleen Wing. Finn Jones remains an affable, if controversial, pick for Iron Fist himself.Since this is the final Marvel Netflix show before the big Defenders team-up later this year, perhaps Iron Fist will directly lead into whatever is going down in that crossover. Will Sigourney Weaver’s villain show up? But more importantly, when exactly will Iron Fist wear some version of his green-and-yellow get-up? The easy answer is the 13th and final episode, but I’m betting it’s the episode directed by The RZA, famous Wu-Tang Clan leader and director of the unrelated The Man with the Iron Fists.Iron Fist drops on Netflix March 17. The Cinematic Sex of Marvel’s Netflix UniverseMarvel’s Axed Netflix Shows Could Be Revived by Disney Stay on targetlast_img read more

Analysts Examine Bigger Picture in CaseShiller News

first_img January 29, 2013 457 Views Analysts Examine Bigger Picture in Case-Shiller News Following “”S&P’s””: calculation of a 0.1 percent decrease in prices in November, according to the Case-Shiller 20-city composite, analysis on home price data remained positive. “”[A]fter accounting for the normal slowdown in the housing market over the winter months, this actually looks like another 0.6 percent [month-over-month] gain,”” stated “”Capital Economics””: Tuesday. [IMAGE] Similarly “”IHS Global Insight’s””: Stephanie Karol noted both Case-Shiller indices, when seasonally adjusted, posted increases for the 10th consecutive month. These increases “”are making a difference,”” she said. [COLUMN_BREAK]Karol pointed out higher prices are leading to increased household wealth; rising property taxes, which are benefiting local governments; and renewed opportunities for homebuilders. Household wealth rose by more than $1 trillion over the first three quarters of last year, Karol stated, citing information from the Federal Reserve. Over the same period, more than 1.4 million homeowners rose above water on their mortgages, according to data from CoreLogic. Both Capital Economics and IHS anticipate continued price increases throughout this year. IHS attributes the recent increases to three factors: job growth, diminishing inventories, and low interest rates. “”These three drivers will keep home prices moving up in 2013,”” Karol said. While Phoenix outpaced all other cities in Case-Shiller’s indices with a 22.8 percent price gain year-over-year in November, Capital Economics says these types of drastic gains “”are unlikely to be sustainable.”” The firm suggests prices will continue to rise but at milder rates. IHS pointed New York’s price decline as an “”eyesore”” in the recent Case-Shiller Indices. Foreclosures are playing a role in New York’s current market woes. Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Capital Economics Home Prices Homebuilders IHS Global Insight Investors Jobs Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Processing Service Providers 2013-01-29 Krista Franks Brockcenter_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Sharelast_img read more

Mahwah New Jersey – Reported by Elite Traveler t

first_imgMahwah, New Jersey – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyleJaguar celebrates its 75th anniversary today with the debut of the limited edition 2011 Jaguar XKR175 Coupe at the McCalls Motorworks Revival at the Monterey Jet Center during the Pebble Beach Automotive Weekend. This is the first appearance of the exclusive sports car in North America.The XKR175 is powered by a supercharged V8 with 510hp and 461 lb-ft of torque and top speeds raised to an electronically-limited 174mph. To ensure that the XKR175 remains stable at high speeds, a revised aerodynamic package incorporates a new front air dam, new side sills, a new rear diffuser and a larger rear spoiler providing increased balance and a reduction in lift. New 20-inch Kasuga 10-spoke alloy wheels, red brake calipers and Ultimate Black exterior paint adorn the car’s exterior.Inside, door sill tread plates reading “XKR175 – 1 of 175” greet the driver and passenger while the leather is finished in Warm Charcoal with Cranberry stitching, all accompanied by Piano Black wood veneer.Production of the XKR175 is limited to 175 vehicles at an MSRP of $104,500 (including destination charge). There will be 15 Jaguar XKR175 models for the Canadian market as read more

by David McFadden The Associated Press Posted

first_img by David McFadden, The Associated Press Posted Nov 29, 2018 5:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BALTIMORE — Maryland’s highest court on Thursday will hear arguments in the high-profile case of a man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the hit “Serial” podcast that attracted millions of armchair detectives.The Maryland Court of Special Appeals is set to hear oral arguments in Adnan Syed’s long-running case. He was convicted in 2000 of strangling his high school sweetheart and burying her body in Baltimore’s Leakin Park. He’s been serving a life sentence ever since.But a Baltimore judge vacated his conviction two years ago and a court ordered a new trial after concluding that his trial lawyer was ineffective. The state appealed. Earlier this year, the special appeals court upheld the lower court’s ruling. The state appealed that decision, too.Now, Maryland’s top court is reviewing a decision that could reinstate Syed’s conviction for the slaying of 18-year-old Hae Min Lee.The court has granted the state the opportunity to make its arguments that Syed’s trial lawyer, the late Cristina Gutierrez, was not ineffective and Syed’s constitutional right to counsel was never violated. It granted Syed’s legal team the chance to make its case touching on key cellphone evidence.University of Baltimore law professorDavid Jarossaid the fact that a court had found that there was “ineffective assistance of counsel” was itself remarkable since it happens so rarely. That alone makes Syed’s case something of an outlier, he said.“Ineffective assistance of counsel claims are exceedingly hard to bring. And the bar for what is an effective assistance of counsel is remarkably and shockingly low, with courts actually holding that defendants had effective representation even though their lawyer fell asleep at the trial,” Jaros said in a phone interview.But what also makes Syed’s case notable is the huge amount of attention it has received. Syed became a sort of cause celebre due to the hugely popular “Serial” podcast, which debuted in 2014 with the entirety of its first season dedicated to the case.The show shattered podcast-streaming and downloading records. “Serial” revealed little-known evidence, raising new questions about the case and whether Syed was indeed guilty.___Follow McFadden on Twitter: McFadden, The Associated Press Maryland’s top court to hear arguments in “Serial” case FILE – In this Feb. 3, 2016 file photo, Adnan Syed enters Courthouse East prior to a hearing in Baltimore. Maryland’s highest court is set to hear arguments in the high-profile case of Syed whose murder conviction was chronicled in the hit “Serial” podcast. Two years after a new trial was ordered for Syed, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, will hear oral arguments in the case. He was convicted in 2000 of strangling his ex-girlfriend and burying her body in a Baltimore park. Syed is serving a life sentence. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/The Baltimore Sun via AP, File) last_img read more

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first_imgJanuary 22, 2008 We continue our report from 1/18/08 about the tent removal in the amphitheater in the Colly Soleri Music Center. Maintenance crew member David De Gomez removes hardware at each of the spines that fastens the tent to the edges of the amphitheater. We continue our report from 1/18/08 about the tent removal in the amphitheater in the Colly Soleri Music Center. Maintenance crew member David De Gomez removes hardware at each of the spines that fastens the tent to the edges of the amphitheater. [Photo & text: sa] The south edges of the tent are clipped to a strong cable structure. It’s hard to see through the tree branches as the crew detaches the fasteners one by one. [Photo & text: sa] The sides are free and the crew now folds the heavy cloth towards the middle of the seating area. This report continues on 1/23/08. [Photo & text: sa]last_img

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