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Financial Horizons acquires Estate Financial

first_img Related news Empire Life becomes minority shareholder in Ontario MGA Two MGAs acquired by Financial Horizons Group The transaction closed on Feb. 2 and saw Financial Horizons purchase 100% of the shares of Estate Financial, which was founded in 1999 and has more than 200 brokers who serve clients in five provinces. Estate Financial has two offices, located in Fredericton and Moncton. Both offices, along with the respective staff, will be retained under the acquisition. Andrée McLean, president of Estate Financial, and Joe Daley, director of brokerage, will continue in their current roles, providing sales support and service to their advisors throughout the Maritimes. On a day-to-day basis, it will be “business as usual,” the companies said. “This acquisition is another strategic step in the growth of Financial Horizons as the leading MGA and financial services company in Canada,” says John Hamilton, president and CEO of Financial Horizons, in a statement. “The addition of Estate Financial significantly increases our presence in the MGA marketplace in Eastern Canada.” McLean and Daley conducted “extensive research” of major MGAs before deciding to join forces with Financial Horizons, according to a statement. “We needed access to a more diversified product offering and we determined that Financial Horizons, with its dynamic leadership and strategic approach to growth, was the best fit,” McLean says in the statement. Financial Horizons now has more than 10,000 independent advisors across Canada. The company has grown aggressively through acquisitions in recent years. Photo copyright: rawpixel/123RF Kitchener, Ont.-based managing general agency (MGA) Financial Horizons Group, has acquired New Brunswick-based MGA Estate Financial Inc., the companies announced on Friday. Financial Horizons acquires Estate Financial Share this article and your comments with peers on social media PPI announces brand refresh Megan Harman Keywords Managing General AgenciesCompanies Financial Horizons Group Inc. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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The five cheapest ways to get your hands on American V8 power today

first_img America can’t stop seem to falling in love with the V8 engine, and neither can Canada, for that matter.From the revolutionary Ford V8 of 1932; to the small-block driving Chevy’s ’55 product line; to Chrysler’s indomitable Hemi from the ‘60s, every time a new milestone V8 hits North American dealer lots, the things sell out with aplomb, and usually at not-too-steep prices either.For a while it seemed the U.S. love affair with eight-piston vee-block engines was over—until the Dodge Hellcat powerplant came along and rekindled our romance with its oh-so-excessive 707 horsepower and menacing exhaust note. $33,599395-hp 5.0-litreCould it be a coincidence that one of the most affordable V8s in Canada is commonly found under the hood of one of the country’s top-selling vehicles? Output numbers near 400 horses must offer at least some appeal, especially since features like automatic start-stop these days help keep once-thirsty engines pretty lean on the fuel consumption end.GMC Sierra 1500/Chevrolet Silverado 1500Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2A GMC Sierra 1500 Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” GMC Yes, if you feel the need to be at the helm of a snarling eight pistons but want to do so without opening up your wallet all that wide, you’re going to go Hemi, my friend, specifically one in a super-Spartan Ram 1500 Tradesman. Decades back, a Hemi would’ve topped a list like this, too, albeit under the hood of a muscle car like a Plymouth Road Runner, which just underscores our point: like North Americans’ love for cheap power, some things just never change. $40,088460-hp 5.0-litreThe Pony Car Wars are back. That’s the only way we can explain how the bottom-tier Mustang GT, which gets beat out on price only by the EcoBoost V6 model, now comes standard with a V8 that churns out 460 horsepower. Sure, 50 years ago you could get a V8 Mustang for closer to $25,000 (inflation-adjusted), but you were also getting less than half the horsepower out of that 289-cubic-inch mill. There is no way you need 460 hp in a two-door like that, but we need 460 hp in a two-door like that.Ford F-150Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2A 2018 Ford F-150 See More Videos The V8 still thrives, and you can still get one relatively affordably. But in case your bottom dollar is what matters most to you, we’d thought we’d go through the trouble of rounding up the cheapest American V8s to help you cut straight to the chase.(Some European and Japanese manufacturers make some decently low-cost V8s too these days – shout-out to the Nissan Titan and Toyota Tundra pickups – but we’re narrowing it down to U.S. manufacturers for nostalgia’s sake.)Dodge Challenger R/TCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2A Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack RELATED TAGSF-150FordNews $32,970395-hp 5.7-litre The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending Videos Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 The 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca $33,205355-hp 5.3-litreYes, the pickup-based part of the list continues. The simple truth is if you want a V8 and don’t want to spend on it, a bare-bones short-bed work truck is your best bet. The General Motors twins are quite a bargain considering you’re netting 355 horses for under $35,000.Ram 1500 TradesmanCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2A Ram 1500 Tradesman COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. advertisement Trending in Canada $41,645372-hp 5.7-litreThe Hemi is almost the quintessential American V8: way bigger than it needs to be, mildly innovative via tricks like, for example, its cylinders’ domed combustion chambers, but overall just built simple to make gobs of power. The cheap-as-heck Hemi shares its bones with the not-at-all-cheap Dodge Hellcat and Demon motors, making it one of the best ways to get into an affordable V8 while imagining you’re in a car twice as expensive.Ford Mustang GTCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2A 2018 Ford Mustang ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

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Getting Grilled: The Internet’s best reactions to the new BMW 4 Series’ face

first_img ‹ Previous Next › We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. The consensus on the rest of the new 4 Series’ good looks notwithstanding, those nostrils have drawn some pretty hilarious reactions. Kind of like when the Tesla Cybertruck first came out and people couldn’t stop comparing it to a door stop.   RELATEDKidney Failure: Chronicling 9 decades of BMW grillesA ‘smashing’ success? All the best reactions to Tesla’s provocative CybertruckPersonally, I get it. From the front on, the 2021 4 Series does look like it’s driving around trying to snort the white lines right off the road. But here’s what other laptop critics had to say.One Twitter user describes the BMW’s grilles succinctly with emoji. Another got hungry just looking at it.The fact that the grille is a facial feature for cars means there will always be observations like this. Which… fair. And this. And comparisons to other parts of mammalian anatomy, as well. Or things that grow on mammalian anatomy. (They could’ve also used Michael Jordan’s toothbrush moustache, but this guy was German, so…)One observer hypothesized the car’s design may have been finalized during Oktoberfest.Another opted simply to fix the error it in Photoshop. For many, it’s simply about where the front license plate lands and splits the design.Anyway, hopefully BMW subscribes to the belief that no press is bad press, because the company’s getting plenty of it, although there have been some assenters. And you? Where do you land on the BMW 4’s big new face? Is the BMW 4 Series’ face a trend-setter or upsetting?That grille is sheer kidney failureIt doesn’t look that badI don’t get the fuss, it looks greatVoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comTake Our Poll RELATED TAGS4 SeriesBMWCoupeLuxuryLuxury CarsEntertainmentNews COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending in Canadacenter_img Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2021 BMW 430i Coupe  BMW advertisement Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” BMW’s latest 2021 4 Series has finally been revealed and it’s a real, uh, conversation-starter. The Bavarian automaker lifted the sheets off the coupe during an online event to reveal a new design featuring a polarizing front end with larger-than-ever kidney-bean grilles. Apparently, the large grille size “accommodates the greater cooling requirements of the more powerful engines,” but that’s not all it does. It also gets the Internet real excited!  last_img read more

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Surprising New Telescope Observations Shake Up Galactic Formation Theories

first_imgA heavy form of hydrogen created just moments after the Big Bang has been found to exist in larger quantities than expected in the Milky Way, a finding that could radically alter theories about star and galaxy formation, says a new international study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder. CU-Boulder astrophysicist Jeffrey Linsky said new data gathered by NASA’s Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer, or FUSE, satellite, shows why deuterium appears to be distributed unevenly in the Milky Way Galaxy. It apparently has been binding to interstellar dust grains, changing from an easily detectable gaseous form to an unobservable solid form, said Linsky, a fellow of JILA, a joint institute of CU-Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The FUSE deuterium study, six years in the making, solves a 35-year-old mystery concerning the distribution of deuterium in the Milky Way while posing new questions about how stars and galaxies are made, according to the research team. A paper on the subject by a team of international researchers led by Linsky is being published in the Aug. 20 issue of The Astrophysical Journal. “Since the 1970s, we have been unable to explain why deuterium levels vary all over the place,” said Linsky. “The answer we found is as unsettling as it is exciting.” Since deuterium — a hydrogen isotope containing a proton and a neutron — is believed burned and lost forever during star formation, scientists think the amount of deuterium present in the universe is “pure” and serves as a tracer for star creation and galaxy building over billions of years, said Linsky. While primordial deuterium in the distant, early universe has been measured at concentrations of about 27 parts per million hydrogen atoms, measurements by FUSE and NASA’s Copernicus satellite have shown a “patchy” distribution of the element in the Milky Way galaxy, often at far lower levels. In 2003, Princeton University’s Bruce Draine, a co-author on the new study, developed a model showing that deuterium, when compared to hydrogen, might preferentially bind to interstellar dust grains. The observations by FUSE — which can detect the telltale spectral fingerprints of deuterium in the ultraviolet energy range — strongly support the theory, according to The Astrophysical Journal paper authors. “Where there are high concentrations of interstellar dust in the galaxy, we see lower concentrations of deuterium gas with FUSE,” said Linsky. “And where there is less interstellar dust, we are measuring higher levels of deuterium gas.” In relatively undisturbed areas of the universe — like regions around Earth’s sun, for example — deuterium atoms systematically “leave” the gas phase and replace normal hydrogen atoms in dust grains, said Linsky. When a pocket of the universe is disturbed by events like a supernova shock wave or violent activity triggered by nearby hot stars, the dust grains are vaporized, releasing deuterium atoms back into a gas, which has been measured by FUSE, the researchers said. Scientists assumed from astrophysical theories that at least one-third of the primordial deuterium present in the Milky Way was destroyed over time as it cycled through the stars, said Linsky. But according to the new FUSE findings, the present-day deuterium abundance is less than 15 percent below the primordial values. “This implies that either significantly less material has been converted to helium and heavier elements in stars or that much more primordial gas has rained down onto the galaxy over its lifetime than had been thought,” said Linsky. “In either case, our models of the chemical evolution of the Milky Way will have to be revised significantly to explain this important new result.” Launched in 1999, FUSE is a NASA Explorer mission developed in cooperation with the French and Canadian Space Agencies and by Johns Hopkins University, CU-Boulder and the University of California, Berkeley. CU-Boulder’s Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy designed and built the mission’s $9 million spectrograph, which collects and funnels UV light from the satellite’s four telescopes. The paper was co-authored by scientists from Princeton, Johns Hopkins and Northwestern universities, the Space Telescope Science Institute, CU-Boulder, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Texas-Austin, NASA-Goddard, the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique in Marseille, France, and the Observatoire de Paris-Meudon in Meudon, France. Other CU-Boulder co-authors include JILA’s Brian Wood, CASA’s Michael Shull and CASA doctoral graduate Seth Redfield. For more information on the FUSE satellite and the spacecraft’s search for deuterium go to fuse.pha.jhu.edu/ and fuse.pha.jhu.edu/wpb/sci_d2h.html. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Aug. 13, 2006 last_img read more

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Asia Day At CU-Boulder March 17 To Feature Food, Crafts And Culture

first_imgKendo and taekwondo demonstrations, dance performances and a sampling of foods from across Asia are some of the highlights of the University of Colorado at Boulder’s “Asia Day” on Saturday, March 17. The free public event presented by the CU-Boulder Center for Asian Studies will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fleming Law Building on the Boulder campus. The Fleming Law Building is located near the corner of Baseline and Broadway, south of Fiske Planetarium, and can be accessed via Regent Drive and Kittredge Loop Drive. Asia Day is designed to celebrate the cultures and people of Asia. This year’s program will focus on Japan, China, India, Afghanistan and other countries. Introductions to Asian languages, demonstrations of traditional arts and crafts and storytelling also are planned for the event. For more information about Asia Day including an event schedule, directions and parking information go to the Web at www.colorado.edu/CAS/asiaday.html. Published: March 12, 2007 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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Garden State Wine Growers Association to Hold “Barrel Trail Weekend” July…

first_imgHome Industry News Releases Garden State Wine Growers Association to Hold “Barrel Trail Weekend” July 16-17Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessGarden State Wine Growers Association to Hold “Barrel Trail Weekend” July 16-17By Press Release – June 30, 2016 33 0 Email Pinterest Share ReddIt Facebook Linkedin Twitter TAGSGarden State Wine Growers AssociationNew Jersey AdvertisementBarrel tastings, wine releases, tours, & more offered at NJ wineriesCream Ridge, NJ (June 30, 2016) –The Garden State Wine Growers Association will host its annual Barrel Trail Weekend on Saturday and Sunday July 16-17 at participating wineries across the state. Visitors to New Jersey wineries and vineyards will have the opportunity to sample future award-winning vintages direct from the barrel room; enjoy wine tastings; new wine releases; tour the vineyards; and hear discussions on the winemaking process from wine makers.  New Jersey wines have been winning medals in renowned wine competitions. Our state’s soil conditions, our weather and grape varieties all factor into the winemaking process and the public will get a first-hand look at the process during the weekend events planned at wineries throughout the state.“Barrel Trail weekend is designed to give visitors to our state’s wineries the chance to learn how the wine develops during the aging process, what type of barrel a winemaker chooses for his wine and how they build the character and structure of each new vintage,” said Tom Cosentino, Executive Director of the Garden State Wine Growers Association.All New Jersey wineries will be open for tastings and activities on Barrel Trail Weekend. To find a winery in your area, visit www.newjrseywines.com. Updated listings of events are available at www.newjerseywines.com/events.Some of the activities being planned at wineries include: historic Renault Winery in Egg Harbor, the third oldest winery in the United States, will offer guests a historic tour of the winery, along with wine tasting including one tasting straight from the barrel. The tour and tasting, costs $10 a person. Plagidos Winery in Hammonton, the 2016 NJ Winery of the Year, will sample wines with some special barrel samples.  They will be giving visitors a sneak peek at their 2015 vintages for $10 per person.  Bring some snacks and enjoy the patio after your tasting. Four Sisters Winery in Belvidere will offer wine tasting, a souvenir wine glass and strolling vineyard and wine cellar tours for $5. Guests will be able to sample their Beaver Creek Red from the cellar cask in several phases and can try two new releases: Robin’s Raspberry – 100% red raspberry wine named after one of the four sisters and Warren Hills White – semi-sweet white wine named after the Warren Hills Viticulture Region. At 4 JG’s Orchards & Vineyard in Colts Neck, guests will enjoy wine tasting and barrel samples and hear winemaker Craig Donofrio conduct an Informative discussion of the use of oak barrels to enhance flavor. Working Dog Winery in East Windsor will offer a $5.00 admission (live music and BBQ food truck) filled with barrel samples, a self-guided vineyard tour, wine education, and award-winning, estate-bottled wine. John and Maggs on Saturday, and Pennington Station on Sunday will perform.  Two food trucks will be on hand offering their delicious BBQ for purchase:  Oink and Moo on the 16th and Jersey Devil on the 17th.Amalthea CellarsAt Villa Milagro Vineyards in Finesville, guests will chill in their “Chill Room” where you will learn how they finish, age and bottle their wines using no additives.  Visitors will sample future vintages directly from the barrel and then sample currently bottled wines.  The $10 admission includes wine tasting, appetizer plate and gift glass to keep. Summit City Winery in Glassboro, on Saturday, July 16, in addition to usual tasting room hours we will have “Wine and Oldies” with Jim Tighe 7-10 pm with $10.00 cover. Additionally they will offer 10% discount on purchase of 3 bottles or more of wine and free wine tote while they last. Tree fruit growing; wine tasting, alcohol metabolism slide show through the day will educate visitors on the wine process. Tomasello Winery in Hammonton is offering a taste of all of their Palmaris Reserve Wines and all Palmaris wines will be 25% off that weekend.Do you know what a wine thief is? Should you be worried when one is around? Join wine makers at Blue Anchor’s Sharrott Winery in their Barrel Room for the answers to these questions plus tastings right from the barrel! This tasting is just like the one the wine makers do as they ready the wines for bottling. A tour of our wine making facility and souvenir glass is included. Barrel Tastings cost $12 and will take place at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 pm. The standard tasting ($8) will also be offered anytime throughout the day. At Bellview Winery in Landisville, Barrel Trail Weekend activities will include $5 barrel tasting, exclusive wine previews, and vineyard trailer rides.  Hopewell Valley Vineyard in Pennington will offer wine tastings at $6 per person, which includes an etched logoed glass.  Hawk Haven Vineyard in Rio Grande has their regularly scheduled Vineyard & Winery Tour daily at 1pm. Taste through Hawk Haven wines and hear a discussion from a guide on every step of the wine making process from the vineyard to the vast steel tanks and French oak barrels. Discover what makes each wine unique and how our wine maker achieves every flavor and aroma. The tour concludes with a selection of gourmet cheeses to enjoy on the vineyard view crush pad and cozy barrel room.  Call (609) 846-7347 for reservations. $25 per person includes tour, wine tasting, cheese, and souvenir glass.From only a dozen wineries open in 2000 to the more than 50 open today, the New Jersey wine industry is growing across the state with many more wineries due to open in the next couple of years. For a full list of participating wineries and details of the special offerings at each location, visit www.newjerseywines.com/events.  Barrel Trail weekend is funded through a grant from the New Jersey Department of Tourism.Advertisement Previous articleMavrik Promotes Matt Zinkl to Product Marketing SpecialistNext articleBeringer Vineyards Partners with Food Network’s Chopped Grill Masters Napa Press Releaselast_img read more

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Genealogy site didn’t know it was used to seek serial killer

first_imgHomeNewsGenealogy site didn’t know it was used to seek serial killer Apr. 28, 2018 at 5:00 amNewsGenealogy site didn’t know it was used to seek serial killerGuest Author3 years agoapassociated pressdaily pressNewssanta monica daily pressAssociated Press The genealogy website used to find the man accused of being California’s Golden State Killer had no idea its database was tapped in pursuit of a suspect who eluded law enforcement for four decades, the site co-founder said Friday.Authorities never approached Florida-based GEDmatch about the case, and Curtis Rogers said law enforcement’s use of the site raised privacy concerns that were echoed by civil liberties groups.The free genealogy website, which pools DNA profiles that people upload and share publicly to find relatives, said it has always informed users its database can be used for other purposes. But Rogers said the company does not “hand out data.”“This was done without our knowledge, and it’s been overwhelming,” he told The Associated Press.For the team of investigators tracking the attacker suspected of killing 13 people and raping nearly 50 women during the 1970s and ’80s, GEDmatch was one of the best tools, lead investigator Paul Holes told the Mercury News in San Jose.Officials did not need a court order to access GEDMatch’s large database of genetic blueprints, Holes said. Major commercial DNA companies say they do not give law enforcement access to their genetic data without a court order.Joseph James DeAngelo, a 72-year-old former police officer, was arrested Tuesday after investigators matched crime-scene DNA with genetic material stored online by a distant relative. From there, they narrowed the search down to the Sacramento-area grandfather using DNA obtained from an item he discarded, Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said.Civil libertarians said the practice raises legal and privacy concerns for the millions of people who submit their DNA to such sites to discover their heritage.There are not strong privacy laws to keep police from accessing ancestry site databases, said Steve Mercer, the chief attorney for the forensic division of the Maryland Office of the Public Defender.“People who submit DNA for ancestors testing are unwittingly becoming genetic informants on their innocent family,” Mercer said, adding that they “have fewer privacy protections than convicted offenders whose DNA is contained in regulated databanks.”While people may not realize police can use public genealogy websites to solve crimes, it is probably legal, said Erin Murphy, a DNA expert and professor at New York University School of Law.“It seems crazy to say a police officer investigating a very serious crime can’t do something your cousin can do on a Tuesday,” Murphy said. “If an ordinary person can do this, why can’t a cop? On the other hand, if an ordinary person had done this, we might think they shouldn’t.”While most consumers would have to get a genetic profile from a commercial company such as Ancestry.com and 23andMe, the police may have obtained the DNA profile in their crime lab before uploading it to GEDmatch, she said.DNA was just coming into use as a criminal investigative tool in 1986 when the predator also known as the East Area Rapist apparently ended his decade-long wave of attacks.As a former police officer, DeAngelo probably would have known about the new method, experts said.Police at the time suspected they were chasing a fellow cop or armed services member because he was so methodical and meticulous, said Wendell Phillips, a former Sacramento deputy who joined the hunt for the rapist who terrorized the suburbs east of the state capital.In fact, officers assigned to a special task force were required to submit saliva samples to exclude anyone who shared a genetic trait, Phillips said. About 85 percent of people secrete their blood type in saliva and body fluids, but the rape suspect was in the roughly 15 percent who didn’t.“Obviously, you didn’t want the East Area Rapist on the team,” Phillips said. “That turned out to be a pretty good concern.”No one who knew DeAngelo over the decades connected him with the string of crimes throughout California from 1976 to 1986.DeAngelo worked nearly three decades in a Sacramento-area supermarket warehouse as a truck mechanic, retiring last year. He was known by neighbors in suburban Citrus Heights for keeping his lawn manicured and cussing loudly.Investigators are removing virtually everything from DeAngelo’s home in search of mementos such as class rings, earrings and photos taken from crime scenes as well as weapons, Jones said.DeAngelo, who faced arraignment on eight counts of murder Friday, is on suicide watch in the psychiatric ward of the county jail and has been quietly talking to himself, said Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones. Authorities said more charges are likely to be filed later.Police in the central California city of Visalia said Thursday that DeAngelo is now a suspect in a 13th killing and about 100 burglaries that occurred while he was a police officer in the neighboring farm town of Exeter from 1973 to 1976.In 1975, community college teacher Claude Snelling was shot while trying to stop a masked intruder from kidnapping his 16-year-old daughter from his home.___Balsamo reported from Los Angeles. Associated Press writers Brian Melley in Los Angeles, Paul Elias in San Francisco and Matt O’Brien in Providence, Rhode Island, contributed to this report.Tags :apassociated pressdaily pressNewssanta monica daily pressshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentSMC presents six concerts and three opera performances3rd Annual Flair Cares Spring Food Drive May 1 – May 31You Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall10 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson21 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter21 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor21 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press21 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press21 hours agolast_img read more

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NTT Docomo helps double iPhone market share in Japan

first_img Three out of every four smartphones sold in Japan during October was an iPhone, according to data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech that was cited in a Bloomberg report.The sales figures are for the first full month that NTT Docomo, the largest mobile operator in Japan with over 60 million subscribers, started selling the new iPhone5S and 5c models.Apple’s share of smartphone sales at NTT Docomo, adds Kantar, was 61 per cent.The sales figures underline Apple’s dominance in Japan where iPhones are the top selling smartphone (Docomo rivals KDDI and SoftBank have carried the product for a number of years).The Cupertino giant, before it secured its iPhone distribution deal with NTT Docomo, had a 40 per cent market share of all smartphone sales in Japan.That was still way ahead of Samsung – nearly three times larger – but the 76 per cent market share figures for October are clearly even more impressive.There have been some sticking points between Apple and NTT Docomo in striking an iPhone deal, with some speculation that Apple had insisted that iPhones make up more than 50 per cent of a carrier’s total handset sales and Docomo – apparently – preferring a cap of 20-30 per cent.“It’s possible Apple were more flexible with Docomo because obviously it’s a large carrier and it’s somewhere they could get new unit volumes to come through,” said Nathan Ramler, head of Asia telecommunications research at Macquarie Capital Securities in Tokyo, back in September. iPhoneJapanNTT-DoCoMoTechnology Related Ken Wieland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 29 NOV 2013 Ken has been part of the MWC Mobile World Daily editorial team for the last three years, and is now contributing regularly to Mobile World Live. He has been a telecoms journalist for over 15 years, which includes eight…More Read more Apple hit with further iPhone slowdown claims Previous ArticleInterview: EnsygniaNext ArticleThe healthy side of Sony’s “smart” wig center_img Tags Apple preps Germany 5G unit as part of €1B investment Devices Author Apple tipped for Russian app first HomeDevicesNews NTT Docomo helps double iPhone market share in Japanlast_img read more

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Investigations ongoing in Donegal after sheep found to contain sarcocystosis

first_img WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – April 27, 2018 Facebook Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Google+ Facebook Homepage BannerNews The Department of Agriculture has confirmed that investigations are ongoing after an inspection found sheep from a flock in Donegal to contain sarcocystosis, a disease that can be contracted by humans.In a statement issued by the Department they say, in recent weeks, during the course of a routine post mortem inspection sheep from a farm in Co. Donegal were deemed to be unfit for the food chain and disposed of appropriately.Preliminary investigations indicated sarcocystosis in the sheep and investigations into the matter are continuing.The Department say they are satisfied necessary controls have been effectively implemented to safeguard public health for the benefit of consumers and the wider society. Investigations ongoing in Donegal after sheep found to contain sarcocystosis Previous articleHSE announces plans to develop Donegal’s community hospitalsNext articleGolf writers pay visit to Donegal ahead of Irish Open News Highland Pinterestcenter_img Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Google+last_img read more

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Shiels wants Minister Varadkar to take action on foot of council flood report

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Facebook Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Twitter Shiels wants Minister Varadkar to take action on foot of council flood report By admin – April 4, 2015 Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Twitter Previous articlePeople advised to protect their homes as Fire Service repeats wildfire warningsNext articleBoyd Barrett slams latest farce as Irish Water seek to clarify addresses with door colours admin Donegal Councillor Dessie Shiels is demanding that Health Minister take action after a report by council planners concluded that there was pre-existing knowledge of flood risks at Letterkenny General Hospital.Cllr Shiels says the report clearly shows that the serious flooding in 2013 and 2014 which could have been avoided.He’s now planning to write to Minister Leo Varadkar asking why the HSE failed to take action, and urging him to hold those responsible to account.He says the HSE now faces serious questions as it finalises its own report into the floods………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/dessisat.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterestcenter_img Pinterest Google+ Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Facebooklast_img read more

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