Decision in Dellen Millard murder trial expected in September judge

first_imgTORONTO – A Toronto judge says she will deliver a decision in late September at the trial of a man accused of killing his father, whose death was initially deemed a suicide.Dellen Millard, 32, of Toronto, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of 71-year-old Wayne Millard.The judge-alone trial heard that Wayne Millard was found dead in his bed with a bullet in his brain on Nov. 29, 2012.The Crown alleges the younger Millard killed his father because millions in potential inheritance money was being squandered on a new aviation business for the family company, Millardair.The defence says Wayne Millard’s death was a suicide.Justice Maureen Forestell says she will rule on the case on Sept. 24.The murder trial is the third for Dellen Millard, who has been convicted of first-degree murder for the deaths of Toronto woman Laura Babcock and Hamilton man Tim Bosma.last_img read more

From race to rape how the conversation in film changed in 2016

first_img Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement The talk was all #OscarsSoWhite at the beginning of the year, a critical and passionate response to the second round of pure vanilla nominees at the Academy Awards. The controversy opened up a necessary conversation about diversity in media and gave Nate Parker’s The Birth Of A Nation the steam it needed to rise to the top at the Sundance Film Festival in January.The standing ovations, celebratory ink, record-breaking distribution deal and Oscar predictions over Parker’s incendiary account of Nat Turner’s slave rebellion were doubtless a reaction to the moment. The movie itself doesn’t have the artistry or insight to deserve more than a passing notice, but its hot take on race relations at a time when #BlackLivesMatter and #OscarsSoWhite were trending made it seem like the movie of the year, despite the fact that it premiered opposite Manchester By The Sea and Certain Women.That talk changed in August. Parker’s history re-emerged in the media, and a broader public was made aware that he and his BOTN collaborator Jean Celestin had been charged with rape. Parker was acquitted, Celestin convicted, despite the fact that the college roommates allegedly acted together. Celestin’s conviction was overturned on appeal, because the prosecution could not re-gather the witnesses. The victim, years later, committed suicide. The conversation suddenly shifted from race to rape, and Parker’s film was torn down just as easily as it was propped up.center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

City of Fort St John now accepting nominations for Community Awards

first_imgMayor Lori Ackerman said “Our local volunteers and organizations always go above and beyond. This is an excellent opportunity to recognize a person or organization in our community who shows just how energetic they are by going that extra mile and making our community the best place to live,”Nominations packages can be picked up at City Hall, the Pomeroy Sports Centre and North Peace Leisure Pool, or downloaded; CLICK HERE Or completed online; CLICK HEREThe deadline for nominations is March 8, 2019, and the Community Awards Gala will follow in April. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City is is now accepting nominations for the 2019 12th Annual Community Awards.Nominations can be chosen from seven categories as a way to recognize residents and the contributions they make to the community. This is an opportunity for the City to honour these people.1. Cultural Award – Recognizes an individual or a group for their volunteer efforts in historical, visual, performing, or literary arts. 2. Recreation Award – Awarded to an individual or a group for their volunteer efforts in thepromotion, organization, support, and/or motivation of sports, recreation, and leisure pursuits including healthy and active living.3. Literacy Award – Presented to an individual or group that has made an outstanding contribution towards promoting in areas including literacy, language, multiculturalism, and community issues in Fort St. John.4. Humanitarian Award – Recognizes an individual or a group of volunteers whose actions,commitment, volunteer leadership, service, and community spirit have made a difference in the lives of those in the community.5. Youth Award – Awarded to an individual under the age of 19 who has made a positive contribution to the community on a volunteer basis.6. Lifetime Achievement Award – Acknowledges an individual’s remarkable contribution anddedication to the community.7. Mayor’s Citizen of the Year – Recognizes an individual that has achieved positive notoriety outside our community for their actions, recognized as a leader or role model by their peers, or has won international, national, or provincial titles or awards for their efforts.last_img read more

ICE Futures Canada quotes and cash prices

WINNIPEG — Grain quotes Friday for tonnes, basis Lakehead:Canola (Vancouver): Open High Low Close ThuJuly ‘ 17 0.00 0.00 0.00 558.20 554.20Nov. 500.60 508.50 495.20 507.30 502.50Jan. ’18 502.50 512.70 500.00 511.30 506.40March 505.00 515.90 505.00 514.60 510.00May 515.00 516.00 512.70 514.40 509.80July 504.90 516.90 504.70 514.30 510.20Nov. 0.00 0.00 0.00 480.10 471.40Jan. ’19 0.00 0.00 0.00 480.90 472.20March 0.00 0.00 0.00 483.60 472.20May 0.00 0.00 0.00 483.60 472.20July 0.00 0.00 0.00 483.60 472.20Barley (Western): Open High Low Close ThuJuly ’17 0.00 0.00 0.00 138.00 138.00Oct. 0.00 0.00 0.00 140.00 140.00Dec. 0.00 0.00 0.00 140.00 140.00March ’18 0.00 0.00 0.00 140.00 140.00May 0.00 0.00 0.00 140.00 140.00July 0.00 0.00 0.00 140.00 140.00Oct. 0.00 0.00 0.00 140.00 140.00Dec. 0.00 0.00 0.00 140.00 140.00March ’19 0.00 0.00 0.00 140.00 140.00May 0.00 0.00 0.00 140.00 140.00July 0.00 0.00 0.00 140.00 140.00ICE Futures Canada cash prices:Feed wheat: Track Thunder Bay CW: $178.00Canola:Thunder Bay No. 1 Canada: $512.30 (November 2017)Vancouver No. 1 Canada: $532.30 (November 2017) read more

From 4000 megawatts to 44

NANTICOKE – The site of the former Nanticoke Generating Station today is a study in contrasts.On a busy day, the giant coal-fired generating station – the largest in North America – would burn 30,000 tonnes of fuel.That’s as much coal as a large freighter would deposit on site during a regular run across Lake Erie from Pennsylvania.The coal yard itself contained as much as 5 million tonnes in a giant black pile.Meanwhile, as many as 1,000 full-time employees worked on site. They were either operating the 4,000-megawatt plant or building and maintaining it.Today, the giant twin stacks are gone while workers with the firm Delsan-AIM dismantle the massive powerhouse they stood beside until last year.“I’ve been told this is the largest demolition project in all of North America,” Joe Mateus, Ontario Power Generation’s demolition manager, said during a site visit Friday.The demolition has been underway for more than a year and will continue through the summer and beyond. The massive powerhouse will be levelled sometime in September. But the site won’t sit idle.In early March, the utility flipped the switch on a 44-megawatt solar installation. It consists of 192,000 solar panels spread over 260 acres.Unlike the hydro generated when coal was king, the power out of Nanticoke today is clean and renewable. And like most every solar farm, it takes only a handful of people to operate.Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett and many others tried to save the Nanticoke station after the McGuinty Liberals phased out coal in 2014.For a time, converting the plant’s eight boilers to biomass fuel was the most promising alternative.Farmers in Norfolk and Haldimand mobilized in case the call went out for fast-growing hemp, miscanthus grass or willow as the new fuel of choice.Unfortunately, the business case for biomass was weak.During Friday’s tour, Mike Martelli, OPG’s president of renewable generation, said the cost of converting the utility’s Atikokan station to biomass has been steep.Basic biomass, he said, needs to be sheltered to keep it from getting wet. This, he said, is expensive.Some leading-edge firms have come up with a method for processing biomass that doesn’t require sheltering from the elements. But these companies are in Scandinavia and Texas.“Biomass isn’t cheap,” Martelli said. “It’s an expensive conversion. Transporting fuel is too expensive.”Solar power isn’t cheap either.For all its faults, the Nanticoke station’s saving grace was the three cents per kilowatt hour cost of producing electricity. Coal kept hydro bills down while serving as a draw for Ontario’s once-thriving manufacturing sector.But the days of cheap electricity are gone thanks to the Green Energy Act. In a recent report, the Fraser Institute said solar providers in Ontario today receive about 48 cents per kilowatt hour.This compares with seven cents per kilowatt hour for nuclear, six cents a kilowatt hour for hydro-electric power, and 14 cents a kilowatt hour for wind.Advocates of renewable energy say technological advances are driving down the cost of renewables everyday.However, officials weren’t willing to put that assertion to the test during Friday’s tour in Nanticoke. OPG officials said the price Ontario is paying for this electricity is a secret.“Because of our contract, that is confidential,” says OPG spokesperson Neal Kelly. “That is proprietary information.”Whatever this installation is costing Ontarians, stakeholders in Six Nations and the Mississaugas of the Credit are pleased with it.The Six Nations Development Corporation and the Mississauga First Nation have invested in the Nanticoke solar farm. They will reap the benefits for the next 20 years.“I was pushing for partnerships and I was pushing for access to capital through the 1990s,” said Larry Sault, former chief of the Mississaugas near Hagersville.“This to me is all I’ve been pushing for over the last 30 years. We’ve come from the dream to the reality. This is a serious project for us and our future.”This is also a serious project for Six Nations but by no means the biggest of its kind.Six Nations spokesperson Tabitha Curley pointed out that the reserve’s investment wing also has stakes in the 100-megawatt Grand Renewable Solar project near Cayuga, the 230-megawatt Niagara Regional Wind Farm, and 11 other renewable energy projects.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

Security Council members demand respect for ceasefire in Côte dIvoire

In a statement to the press following a closed-door briefing by Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the Council President for November, Ambassador John Danforth of the United States, also stressed that the “rights and security of United Nations personnel and all foreigners in Côte d’Ivoire [must] be fully respected.”He told reporters that the Council is reviewing these “worrying recent developments” and the overall situation in Côte d’Ivoire with a view to taking action in response.The Council’s session followed attacks by the Government of Côte d’Ivoire on rebel-held areas in the north. Insecurity across the country forced the UN to suspend its humanitarian relief operations.In New York, the Secretary-General’s spokesman issued a statement urging President Laurent Gbagbo and all the Ivorian parties to immediately cease all hostilities and to take all possible actions to prevent further bloodshed.Côte d’Ivoire was plunged into crisis some two years ago when rebel forces took control of the northern part of the country. The Government maintained its authority in the south and French forces known as Licorne and peacekeepers serving with the United Nations mission (ONUCI) are currently stationed in between.The 6,240-strong UN operation, deployed in April, is mandated to monitor the ceasefire, help demobilize soldiers and reintegrate them into society, promote human rights, support the peace process and facilitate the flow of relief aid. read more

Mike Vrabel to take job with the Houston Texans

OSU defensive line coach Mike Vrabel coaches his unit during The Game Nov. 30 at Michigan Stadium. OSU won, 42-41.Credit: Ritika Shah / Asst. photo editorOhio State defensive line coach Mike Vrabel is leaving the Buckeyes to take a job with the Houston Texans, according to multiple reports.The Texans, who hired former Penn State coach Bill O’Brien as head coach Jan. 3, finished 2-14 in 2013 and have the top overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.Vrabel confirmed the move from his personal Twitter account at about 6:20 p.m. Thursday, thanking OSU in the process.“I am thankful for everyone assoc with TOSU for 3 great years and my family and I are excited to join the Houston Texans as the (linebackers) coach,” the tweet read.An OSU spokesman also confirmed with The Lantern that Vrabel is leaving OSU.Vrabel has been a member of the Buckeye staff since 2011, starting as linebackers coach under then-coach Luke Fickell and switching to the defensive line when coach Urban Meyer joined the program in 2012.A three-time Super Bowl Champion as a linebacker for the New England Patriots, Vrabel played defensive end at OSU from 1993-96, being named a consensus All-American in his final year at the school. He holds school records for career sacks (36), career tackles for loss (66) and owns the single season record for tackles for loss with 26 in 1995.Vrabel becomes the second OSU defensive coach since the end of the regular season to leave the program, after co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Everett Withers accepted the head coaching position at James Madison University Dec. 20.This season, Vrabel coached a unit that finished third in the country with 42 sacks, and tied for 19th in tackles for loss with 91. The Buckeye defense as a whole, however, finished ranked 47th in total defense in the country, giving up 377.4 yards per game. In the team’s final four games, opponents scored no less than 34 points against OSU. read more

Womens basketball Ohio State wins in unconvincing fashion over Western Kentucky in

Ohio State senior forward Shayla Cooper sizes up Western Kentucky guard Kendall Noble at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky, in the first round of the NCAA tournament on March 17. Credit: Dana Lewin | Courtesy of OSU AthleticsThe No. 5 seed Ohio State women’s basketball team (27-6) utilized strong defense to hold off the No. 12 seed Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (27-7), winning an ugly game, 70-63, in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Lexington, Kentucky.Both teams fought a back-and-forth battle in the first half as each struggled to find consistent offensive production. The Hilltoppers hit just 10-of-35 shots in the first half, but stayed within striking distance as they headed to the second half down 37-30. The Buckeyes ended the first and second quarters on runs of 7-0 and 7-2, respectively. Junior guard Asia Doss, a reserve who averages just 5.4 points per game, paced the Buckeyes early, as the team struggled to find its rhythm in the first half. She led both teams with an efficient 11 first-half points, hitting 4-of-6 shots, including two from beyond the arc. Redshirt sophomore Kelsey Mitchell scored just four first half points. The Big Ten Player of the Year continued her struggles in the second half as the Buckeyes’ leading scorer missed her first four second-half shots. This is the second game in a row Mitchell has struggled to find an offensive flow, shooting just 3 of 22 in a Big Ten tournament semifinal loss to Purdue.The Buckeyes stayed ahead in the second half as OSU never led by less than 3 points. They shot 53 percent from the field in the final quarter, but did no favors for themselves as they turned the ball over five times. Mitchell began to heat up as OSU pulled away in the fourth quarter. She finished with 15 points. Western Kentucky set a school record with 233 3-pointers this season and continued hoisting shots from downtown in Friday’s game. Over half of the Hilltoppers’ shots were from 3-point range. They hit just 9-of-37 3-point attempts.OSU connected on 8 of its 20 3-pointers.The Hilltoppers struggled not just from deep, but from inside the arc as well. Western Kentucky made just 29 percent of her shots from the field.Western Kentucky redshirt senior guard Kendall Noble led the Hilltoppers in scoring and rebounding with 19 points and 12 boards. The first-team Conference USA player made 7-of-22 shots.Redshirt junior forward Stephanie Mavunga, a gametime decision according to OSU coach Kevin McGuff, did not play against WKU on Friday. The North Carolina transfer has been dealing with a right foot injury that has held her out of action since she injured it in a practice in early February. Freshman forward Tori McCoy started in place of Mavunga, as she has in every game since the injury happened. She scored 12 points before fouling out. Senior forward Shayla Cooper scored 6 points and grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds.OSU relied on its depth off the bench as the Buckeyes’ reserves contributed 28 points off the bench compared to the Hilltoppers’ 12 points from bench players.Redshirt junior guard Linnae Harper transferred from Kentucky midway through the 2015-16 season, and she will face off against her former teammates as the Buckeyes will take on No. 4 seed Kentucky (22-10) in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Sunday in Lexington, Kentucky. The Wildcats snuck past No. 13 seed Belmont (27-6), beating the Bruins 73-70 in first round on Friday afternoon. read more

Wrestling Ohio State seeking second Big Ten championship in a row

Ohio State senior heavyweight wrestler Kyle Snyder runs out of the tunnel prior to his match in the the dual meet against Iowa on Jan. 21 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe Ohio State wrestling team will have a chance to win its second Big Ten championship in a row when it heads to East Lansing, Michigan, Saturday to face off against wrestlers from 11 teams ranked in the top 25.The Buckeyes have an opportunity to win a team title, but also have multiple wrestlers in contention for individual championships. Ohio State finished the regular season ranked second in the country, but sophomore Luke Pletcher believes the important part of the year has not yet begun.“Everything before this really doesn’t matter too much,” Pletcher said. “Now we get to the postseason, some people either crumble or they rise to the occasion. I think that just speaks to how we handle the pressure.”Ohio State (14-1, 8-1 Big Ten) has two No. 1 seeds at their respective weight classes this weekend, but 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist and second-seeded heavyweight Kyle Snyder is not one of them. Snyder entered the season as a heavy favorite to earn a third national championship, but lost his first match in nearly three years on Feb. 11 to Michigan heavyweight Adam Coon, a 6-foot-6, 285-pound behemoth who did enough to defeat Snyder. In order for Snyder to capture an individual conference championship, he would likely have to defeat Coon. So in this case, at least, Snyder finds himself as the rare underdog.Ohio State’s Joey McKenna wins against Vince Turk in the dual-meet against Iowa on Jan. 21 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo Editor“You base somewhat the future by what you’ve seen in the past, right? And the past says that when the stakes are really high he performs really really well,” head coach Tom Ryan said. “Coon is going to get the very best Kyle has to offer. That I can guarantee.”Ohio State junior 141-pounder Joey McKenna and redshirt sophomore 197-pounder Kollin Moore are both top seeds in their weight classes. But both of them will enter the tournament with wildly differing trajectories. McKenna has climbed up to No. 4 nationally after upsetting North Carolina State’s now-No. 5 Kevin Jack in the last dual meet of the season. McKenna also upset now-No. 8 Nick Lee of Penn State on Feb. 3, but Lee will be searching for revenge as the second seed behind McKenna.Moore spent the majority of the season as the top wrestler at 197 pounds, but lost two of his past three matches. He lost to Penn State’s unranked Anthony Cassar in what was the main turning point of that dual meet, which the Nittany Lions won. Moore rebounded against Michigan’s Kevin Beazley, delivering a major decision win over the four seed for the Wolverines. However, Moore also dropped a bout with Michael Macchiavello, a top-10 wrestler from North Carolina State. Ohio State’s drastically different directions are one of the reasons Ryan believes his team has not yet reached its potential.“In no one weekend did we really wrestle 10 guys the way they can, and we are banking on this is the first of two weekends where that happens,” Ryan said.Ohio State’s Bo Jordan wrestles Michael Kemerer in the dual-meet against Iowa on Jan. 21 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorAlong with Snyder, Pletcher, a 133-pound wrestler, and 174-pound Bo Jordan enter the tournament ranked second in their weight classes. To capture a conference title, Pletcher will need to beat Michigan’s Stevan Micic, who defeated him on Feb. 11. Jordan is the underdog to Penn State’s Mark Hall, but also lost to Michigan’s Myles Amine.“I was ahead in both matches and got taken down in the third period on both to lose, so I’m excited for both of those rematches,” Jordan said. “Usually at this time heading into the Big Tens and nationals I haven’t been tested, and I haven’t really wrestled anyone in the top five.”That is not the case this season. Jordan has faced plenty of competition against the best guys in his weight class. Last season, Jordan beat Hall 6-4 to win the Big Ten championship at 174 pounds, but Hall got revenge at nationals, beating Jordan 5-2 in the championship. Bo Nickal of Penn State is the top seed at 184 pounds, with Ohio State junior Myles Martin one spot below. The pair has wrestled seven times in their college careers, and there will likely be an eighth matchup this weekend. Nickal leads the series 5-2 versus Martin.Ohio State senior 125-pounder Nathan Tomasello lost against Iowa’s Spencer Lee on Jan. 21 and didn’t wrestle against Nick Suriano of Rutgers when the Buckeyes beat them on Jan. 7 because he was recovering from an injury. “We love Nate. It’s his senior year, he’s going for his fourth Big Ten title, and he’s got an opponent that’s real,” Ryan said. “This guy has won three world titles. He thinks he’s going to win. We think we’re going to win, so that’s when the fun starts.”Tomasello finds himself seeded third behind Suriano and Lee, and would likely wrestle both if he has a chance to win the Big Ten championship. At 157 pounds, Ohio State No. 4 seed Micah Jordan will be looking for revenge against Michael Kemerer of Iowa. Kemerer is tied with Jason Nolf of Penn State for the top seed, since it is still unknown if Nolf will wrestle after suffering an injury on Jan. 28 against Rutgers. Jordan did not match up with Nolf on Feb. 3 because of the injury. None of the Buckeyes’ 10 wrestlers is seeded lower than ninth, and nine of them are seeded in the top five. Ke-Shawn Hayes is seeded fifth at 149 pounds and Te’Shan Campbell is slotted ninth at 165 pounds.Ohio State has aspirations beyond this weekend, which puts an emphasis on being mentally prepared.“It’s kinda difficult cause as much as you want to have a great performance at the Big Ten’s it’s important. But the endgame is the NCAA tournament,” associate head coach J Jaggers said. “So we can’t dial back our training too much to peak for Big Ten’s because we still have twelve days until NCAA’s start.” read more

Build Your Own Robot out of Coffee and Balloons howto

first_imgLast week, we introduced you to a robot that could grab anything utilizing a balloon filled with some coffee grounds. It is a simple–almost genius–innovation in robotic design. And now, you can build your own coffee balloon robot and have hours of fun lifting thimbles, dreidels, paperclips, and other small objects from one location to another.Mr. Wizard would be proud.Of course, the original universal gripper was connected to a complex automated robot arm that could maneuver some precarious choreography. The video demonstration of the homemade incarnation (available after the jump) is a poor man’s coffee balloon robot, for sure. But still, this is a lung-powered proof-of-concept that this design can be recreated anywhere which could spawn a whole industry of homemade robots and other gadgets.via hackedgadgets, Carlos Asmatlast_img read more

Arrows New Team Has Some Trust Issues

first_img ‘Elseworlds’ Recap: The Arrowverse Prepares for a CrisisThe Arrowverse Gets Batwoman, Supergirl Goes to the Movies, & More DC News Stay on target Last week, Oliver learned that he couldn’t treat his new team the same way he was treated in the Bratva. He needs to trust them and as a sign of that trust revealed his secret identity to them. How’s all that working out? Well, this week’s episode is titled “A Matter of Trust,” so you can guess not well.Things start out OK. The recruits are watching over Felicity’s shoulder as Arrow interrogates a dealer about a new designer drug called Stardust. He gets the name of another dealer and heads back to the Arrow-cave. Rene is getting impatient. He says he knows the neighborhood the dealer operates in and asks to be let out on the streets. Oliver says if the group impresses them in training, he’ll think about it.Wild Dog tracks down the drug dealer, Derek Sampson anyway and tries to attack him. He’s easily overpowered. Come on, Wild Dog. If the new villain is played by a professional wrestler, you’re not going to get very far on our own. You should know this. With Evelyn Sharp’s help, he’s able to throw Sampson into a vat of chemicals. But this is the DC Universe. We know that’s how supervillains are born.Evelyn (Madison McLaughlin) and Rene (Rick Gonzales) create a supervillain. (Photo: Screenshot via CW)Oliver finds out what happened when his new D.A. storms into his office claiming that some vigilante in a hockey mask killed a drug dealer. He storms into the Arrowcave and tells Rene that trust goes both ways. He understands Rene’s need to trust him, but he needs to be able to trust Rene.Oliver’s political life isn’t going well either. News that Thea appointed Quentin to the office of Deputy Mayor has gotten out, and the press is not being kind. He asks Thea to fix it, and she makes it worse by telling a reporter that Oliver had no idea the appointment even happened.As we all guessed, Sampson is not dead. During his autopsy, he wakes up and attacks the doctor working on him. Green Arrow arrives at the hospital and shoots an arrow through Sampson’s shoulder. It doesn’t have much stopping power, as Sampson now feels no fear or pain. Felicity starts working on a way to counteract the chemical that made him that way.Deadshot (Michael Rowe) returns. (Photo: Screenshot via CW)Things aren’t going great for John Diggle either. Last week, he was betrayed by his superior officer, who framed him for trying to steal one of Damien Darhk’s nukes and for murdering one of his new recruits. Now, he’s in jail. He tells his wife what happened during a visit, but he’s led back to his cell, where he’s tormented by visions of Floyd Lawton.Back in the past, we learn why present-day Oliver trusts their training techniques so much. When he asks why the executed a man at the end of the last episode, the leader brings him to a woman and shows her a photo of the body. She bursts into tears and thanks him profusely. The man had killed her son, and now she has justice. As Oliver is accepted into the Bratva, undergoing a ceremony where each member cuts into his back. He must trust that they won’t kill him.In the present, Sampson calls a bunch of criminals together and shows them his new abilities. He suggests they all take a chemical bath and use their newfound strength to take back Star City from Tobias Church.Cody Rhodes as Sampson. (Photo: Screenshot via CW)Felicity convinces Oliver that the problem isn’t that he doesn’t trust his team, it’s that he won’t. Because he didn’t listen to Rene, Sampson’s superpowers are ultimately his fault. Oliver apologizes to Rene, and they all go after Sampson as a team. They’re able to stop him from creating his army and we finally get to see the team fight together in a pretty great action scene. Oliver disables Sampson by slicing through his tendons, and he’s soon captured.The team is given their new suits, and Oliver applies what he’s learned about trust to his political life too. He calls a press conference and takes full responsibility for hiring Quentin. He says he trusts his sister and keeps Quentin on as deputy mayor. As the episode ends, Oliver learns that John is in prison and he has to break him out.At the end of this episode, it feels like we’re in the same place we were at the end of last week’s. Watching Oliver learns to trust his team didn’t make for the best TV. On the bright side, the final fight scene where the team works together was a reassuring preview of the kind of action we’ll see this season. Also, we were introduced to a new supervillain. I doubt we’ve seen the last of Sampson, and it’ll be fun to see how they bring him back.last_img read more

HBK talks about how close he came to signing with WCW

first_img Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Ronda Rousey Dustin Rhodes on AEW against NXT: “I don’t consider us going to war with anybody” Sammy Guevara talks about his match against Cody on TNT, the Wednesday Night Wars Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Videos Articles WhatsApp Seth Rollins Shawn Michaels On WWE Return WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels talked about how close he came to signing with WCW in the 90s during an appearance on “Bell 2 Bell Radio” recently.“There were certainly times that I wanted to, but I was still under contract. Hall and Nash were different, they gave their notice and weren’t in breach of contract when they went over, that’s how they were allowed to go. Years later, when my contract was up, however, I did consider it, and thought about it, but it was after the back injury, so I wouldn’t have been much use to them anyway. But I decided to stay, and it’s safe to say, I wouldn’t be chatting to you today if I had indeed went over.”Source: Prowrestling.net, Bell 2 Bell RadioRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:07Loaded: 100.00%0:08Remaining Time -0:23 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 Twitter Shawn Michaels Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Google+ Shawn Michaels Breaks Down His Mid-Air Sweet Chin Music Move Facebook Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Ethan Page on how Impact Wrestling has been better, winning the Tag Titles, booed in Canadalast_img read more

Elderly woman struck by car in Miami Beach roads closed

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A elderly female pedestrian was struck and injured Friday morning at Fifth Street and Meridian Avenue in Miami Beach, according to police.Police have shut down the westbound lane, the driver remained on the scene.This is the second incident this week that involved an elderly woman being struck by a vehicle. On Wednesday, a woman was hit and killed in the area of 41st Street and Sheridan Avenue.The woman involved in today’s incident was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital where her condition remains unknown at this time. UPDATE: #Traffic 5th/Meridian westbound closed. @MiamiBeachFire heading to JMH w one elderly female. Driver on scene pic.twitter.com/Jcn4sK0Dsw— Miami Beach Police (@MiamiBeachPD) June 10, 2016Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Tonka Seafoods Tests Out The Shrimp Market

first_imgSeth Scrimsher stands in one of Tonka’s freezers with blocks of frozen pink shrimp. (Photo by Angela Denning, KFSK – Petersburg)Download AudioOne of Petersburg’s seafood processors is trying to make a go at shrimp. Tonka Seafoods, Inc. is starting small to see if the market is there for their limited operation. As Angela Denning reports, they should have their answer in a few weeks.Shrimping used to be a robust industry in Petersburg. The state’s first shrimp plant started here in 1916 but the market ceased being profitable and the last plant closed down ten years ago.Still, co-owner of the local seafood processor Tonka Seafoods, Seth Scrimsher, says the product is special.“There are very few cold water shrimp left in the world,” Scrimsher says. “It’s mostly warm water shrimp or farmed shrimp. And the cold water shrimp is known for a sweeter flavor.”We’re talking about pink shrimps, the tiny ones found on salads.Tonka Seafoods is a locally-owned business located just outside of downtown Petersburg and they think they may have found a new shrimp market involving Iceland and England.“We need to see if we can freeze them fast enough and maintain the quality and ship it to the buyer as cheaply as possible to work under their budget contraints,” Scrimsher says.Tonka can freeze up to 30,000 pounds of shrimp within 24 hours but this winter was about testing. They froze smaller batches totaling 250,000 pounds. Those shrimp are enroute to Iceland where they will be cooked and peeled and then sent on to markets in England.“Iceland has a tremendous amount of quota for these pink shrimp but it’s been steadily declining which is why they’re looking over here to replace some of that,” Scrimsher says.That means competing against Iceland’s at-sea processors who freeze the shrimp at sea.Tonka’s process starts at the back dock of the plant located along the Wrangell Narrows so boats can drive up and unload their catches.I follow Scrimsher into the first room off the dock.“The shrimp comes in here, would get dumped on that table where the initial sorting and the distribution to the belt begins,” Scrimsher says.As the shrimp travel along a large white conveyor belt they are rinsed and sorted by about a half dozen workers called “graders”.“And they’ll pick out the seaweed, the pieces of broken shrimp and pick out the side stripes and so we’re just running clean pink shrimps,” Scrimsher says.The cycle starts in the morning with the catch the fishermen delivered the night before. They try to have the shrimp frozen within 24 hours.They’re already good and cold as fishermen are icing the shrimp when they catch them which Scrimsher says takes a careful hand.“They’re layer icing them and then we ice them heavier once we get here,” Scrimsher says. “There’s kind of a fine line between too much ice and just enough ice.”Too much ice changes the flavor of the shrimp and too little will spoil it.The shrimp get frozen in 22 pound blocks in the freezing area. There are two huge storage freezers that keep the shrimp frozen before shipping.Tonka should know by mid-March if this whole process will work out with the international markets. And if it does?“Then we would try to add a few more fishermen to try to catch and process the entire guideline harvest amount,” Scrimsher says.That’s about three million pounds of shrimp near Petersburg. On a busy day, that would mean employing 18 people working shrimp at the plant.Although there is a strong domestic market for pink shrimp, Tonka doesn’t have the equipment to process it yet but Scrimsher says with luck, that could one day be happening too.last_img read more

Pearland Residents Have Questions About Proposed Mykawa Road Improvements

first_img X Commuters into the Texas Medical Center often use Mykawa Road as an alternate to State Highway 288. But as the region’s population continues to grow, the aging road is struggling to keep up with the traffic.The segment south of Beltway 8 only has one lane in each direction and it’s flanked by deep ditches. Pearland resident Corbett Freeman drives it all the time.“Occasionally I’ve seen vehicles in the ditch,” Freeman told News 88.7. “Usually that’s very early morning or maybe it happens overnight, but I’ve seen a few situations like that, definitely.”TxDOT is now gathering public comments on plans to upgrade Mykawa between Beltway 8 and FM 518. The three-mile segment would be widened to four lanes with a raised median. The project also includes drainage, landscaping and lighting, as well as a 10-foot shared use path on the west side of the road for pedestrians and cyclists.Along with improving traffic flow for commuters, TxDOT spokesman Danny Perez said hurricane evacuation is also a major concern.“You have a lot of folks that live not only just in Pearland, but south of Pearland and deep into Brazoria County,” said Perez. “They may be in an evacuation zone where they need to leave the area quickly. Having an additional route is very beneficial for those folks because there may be a situation where 288, I-45 are at capacity.”While residents at a TxDOT public meeting said Mykawa was in desperate need of an upgrade there were concerns about certain aspects of the project, in particular plans for the raised median.Paulisa Winsong lives on Mykawa and worries the median would make it difficult to make turns. She also told us she’s concerned about drainage along with the noise from increased traffic. Winsong said it’s already pretty loud right now.“I’m waking up, oftentimes in the middle of the night by construction trucks coming through,” said Winsong. “My request to TxDOT is that they put in a sound barrier wall for the residents that are right on Mykawa so we’re not quite so impacted.”TxDOT is partnering with the City of Pearland on the $40 million project. The federal government will pay 80%, with the rest coming from local funds.The transportation agency is taking public comment on the Mykawa project through May 8. They hope to start construction in 2021. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:53center_img – / 7 Share last_img read more

Darjeeling Kalimpong to benefit from Nijo Griho Nijo Bhumi Prokolpo

first_imgDarjeeling: Now, Darjeeling and Kalimpong will finally benefit from “Nijo Griho Nijo Bhumi Prokolpo” of the Bengal government. The scheme is being routed through the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration in the Hills. The “Nijo Griho Nijo Bhumi Prokolpo” was launched on October 18, 2011 by the Chief Minister of Bengal, whereby 5 decimal of land is provided to the homeless, landless beneficiaries.”This scheme along with the rest of Bengal was earlier available in the GTA area. Initially 25% of the applicants benefitted from the scheme. However, the scheme was stopped under the GTA. We have decided to reintroduce the scheme again through the GTA and have been given a go ahead by the State Government,” stated Binay Tamang, Chairman, GTA. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIn a meeting on May 14, the GTA and state government officials decided to reintroduce this scheme in the Hills. A follow up meeting was held at the GTA Chairman’s office in Darjeeling on Friday attended by Land reform Officers, Block Officers and GTA officials.”Application made earlier will also be processed along with fresh ones. Earlier there was hardly any promotion of the scheme in the Hills, hardly anyone knew about the scheme. This time, we will be giving advertisements in newspapers and TV channels so that people come to know about the scheme and the deserving ones get the benefit,” added Tamang. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedApplicants can submit applications in Block Offices, Block Land and Land Reforms Office and Gram Panchayat offices as per their convenience.Committees have been constituted in each of the 8 blocks comprising Block Development Officer, Block Land and Land Reforms Officer and a member of the Board of Administrators, GTA.Applications for the Kalimpong 1, Kurseong, Mirik, Sukhiapokhari, Rungli Rungliot and Darjeeling – Poolbazar Block will be received from June 4 to June 9. For Kalimpong 2 block, it will be from June 11 to 16 and for Gorubathan block from June 18 to 23. The applications will be scrutinised by the committee formed in each block and then will be recommended by the Sub Divisional Land and Land Reforms Officer to the GTA. The GTA will then forward the list to the state following which land documents will be handed over by the state government.When questioned on the fate of tea garden workers, who have been demanding documents since long, Tamang stated: “Tea gardens are leased land of the State Government. The workers can apply. The concerned departments and the state government will then decide,” added Tamang.last_img read more

Top selling bridal magazine wont allow samesex couples in its publication

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Let Hawaii Happen – A Surprise LGBT Wedding video”We are one family” – LGBTQ pride festival returns to Puerto VallartaRomania grants residence rights to same-sex married couplesRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/top-selling-bridal-magazine-wont-allow-same-sex-couples-in-its-publication/ ‘We aren’t sharing Same Sex (sic) weddings at this point’Lesbian photographer Lara Hotz  has regularly shot White’s cover photos. Hotz and other contributors said editors ignored them when they tried to submit same-sex content.Hotz who is married to her partner said she then asked outright if they would cover same-sex couples, according to an Australian Associated Press (AAP) report.She received a text saying ‘we aren’t sharing Same Sex (sic) weddings at this point’.Hotz said their attitude was discriminatory and hurtful.According to reports, other advertisers, contributors, photographers, videographers and celebrants have shared their experiences working with White.‘If I had known they don’t support SSM (same-sex marriage) I wouldn’t have chosen to spend a good portion of my marketing funds with their magazine, on principle,’ said photographer and advertiser, Ona Janzen.Hotz argued that she didn’t want to force the Burrells to think like her.  But said she thought it was important that the public and advertisers knew the magazine’s editorial stance on same-sex issues.Gay Star News has reached out to White for comment.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS-center_img White magazine is under fire for refusing to feature same-sex couples. | Photo: Facebook Some of White’s contributors have gone public saying they tried to submit same-sex content to the bridal magazine but editors ignored them. Its editor even told one photographer: ‘we aren’t sharing Same Sex (sic) weddings at this point’.Australia legalized same-sex marriage last year after a postal survey on the issue showed about 62% of Australians supported it.But White never covered the issue, remaining totally silent on same-sex marriages. It has since not included any same-sex content whether through advertising, feature stories or photos.Married couple Luke and Carla Burrell launched White in 2007 because they’re ‘obsessed with changing the wedding culture to bring meaning back into marriage’. They also apparently ‘always believed in the potential of humanity and the value of community’. Carla serves as White’s editor. One of Australia’s most popular bridal magazines – White – is coming under fire for allegedly refusing to publish same-sex content.last_img read more

Timbuktu In time of chaos a hometown son returns

first_img Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Even more worrying, fighters from al-Qaida’s North African branch, al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, have moved in too. The group forged a foothold in Mali’s remote north in recent years, kidnapping dozens of Westerners for ransom. The kidnap risk has destroyed the tourism industry here, with Western embassies declaring the northern half of Mali a no-go zone.I was told by Ansar Dine that the al-Qaida fighters are in Timbuktu as members of Ansar Dine. The fact remains, however, that people responsible for dozens of kidnappings and attacks on Western and government targets across the Sahara region of Africa are now in my home town.After five days, the convoy I came with left Timbuktu. As we rolled out of town, around 50 young people jumped on the back of the trucks, taking advantage of the free ride south.Another group leaving the place they grew up in, I thought with a heavy heart. Another group deciding they will be better off somewhere else.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) A large percentage of Timbuktu’s population of 54,000 had fled, but the hospital was doing a brisk business, drawing patients from surrounding areas.“My two children were suffering from malaria. The doctors saw them and gave me the medicine for free. Now my children have been cured,” said Fady Yattara, who traveled 80 miles (130 kilometers) from the town of Dire with her two daughters. They were hospitalized for a week.Ansar Dine is also investing in the hospital’s upkeep, attending to details the Malian government frequently ignored.“Ansar Dine is taking care of the maintenance of the hospital’s generator and is providing the diesel to run it. So even when there’s a power cut in the city, the hospital can continue to function. They even changed the air conditioners that were broken in some of the rooms,” said Seydou Bassaloum, a hospital supervisor.At the main market, merchants said they no longer pay taxes on imported merchandise.“I’m happy with Ansar Dine because since they are here, I no longer pay taxes and the customs officers no longer bother me,” said Mokhtar Ould Sidi, who sells flour imported from Algeria. “The downside is I don’t have any customers since most of the population has left town.” Top Stories For many residents an even bigger downside is that Ansar Dine has started to enforce Islamic law in Timbuktu, a city that long practiced a moderate form of Islam.“We are now required to wear veils. I was in the market when a bunch of Islamists started pulling on my sleeves to show me that I should cover my arms,” said Madina Dicko, a 25-year-old restaurant worker. “I pretended like I didn’t understand them, and I continued with my shopping. But they wouldn’t stop, so _ since I didn’t have any clothes with which to cover myself _ I was forced to quickly buy a veil.”“Since then, I haven’t stopped wearing this veil, despite the heat. I feel like a prisoner,” she said as temperatures rose above 109 degrees.I was assigned a minder by Ansar Dine. While I was at the hospital interviewing a nurse, he told her to cover her head. The 40-year-old woman pretended not to hear him.He again told her to cover herself. Again she pretended not to hear, until he addressed her a third time. She went and found a veil and wore it in the suffocating heat.“I’m tired of wearing this scarf. I’m not used to this, and it’s giving me a headache because it’s so hot,” the nurse told me in a local language she thought the Islamist minder wouldn’t understand. 0 Comments   Share   Associated PressTIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) – The first sign of change came as our convoy of food aid and medicine pulled up to the last northern town held by the Malian army. The atmosphere was tense as the heavily armed troops searched our car and baggage. Even my toothbrush was apparently suspect.“We’re looking for weapons,” a soldier snapped.“But there’s only food here,” one of the convoy leaders replied lightheartedly. Normally a joke like that would break the tension in Mali, but the soldier just continued his search, stony faced. Things have changed.As we approached the city, I was expecting to see the usual crowd of women and children scrambling to meet passing cars to try to sell the goods they produce, like butter, milk and charcoal.This time no one was there. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled northern Mali in the last few months.We arrived in Timbuktu at around 10 p.m. and I went straight to my neighborhood. Usually at this time of night, streetlights would be on and the sounds of TV and radio would be heard from streetside stalls, where people gather to watch a film or the latest soap opera.But there were no lights, the TV signal had been cut and the only radio station still on the air did not have night broadcasts. The area was silent and totally dark.I was happy to see my family and know they were safe, but the town was not the lively place I had known. Buildings were looted and damaged during the rebel takeover. Banks were closed. Many aid organizations have stopped working. The city felt empty.At the same time, the Islamist rebel group implemented welfare programs to try to win over the population. They distributed food to the needy, eliminated costly municipal and import taxes and offered free health care at the public hospital, not insignificant measures in a remote desert outpost hundreds of miles from the nearest metropolis. Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates I was faced with aggressive and suspicious looks. When I tried to go out for a walk, a colleague quickly stopped me and told me I was better off staying inside until the convoy was moving again.When dawn came, we headed toward the rebel-controlled zone.We got our first glimpse of the men who now run northern Mali when two pickup trucks flashed their headlights at us through the morning mist. These were the Islamic fighters of Ansar Dine who were to be our escorts to Timbuktu.There were around a dozen of them, dressed in sand-colored uniforms with turbans on their heads. Each had a Kalashnikov. One of the trucks had a heavy machine gun mounted on the back.Despite their fearsome appearance, the men were polite. Later, when some of the cars in the convoy got stuck in sand they helped dig them out.We headed north and came to the first checkpoint _ manned by the Tuareg rebels, the National Movement for the Liberation of the Azawad. It felt like we were entering another country.When I was growing up in Timbuktu in the 1990s, the region was for the most part peaceful and open to the outside world. Tourists would picnic under the stars on the sand dunes around the city and visit libraries of ancient manuscripts _ a reminder that Timbuktu was a center of Islamic learning as far back as the 12th century. Sponsored Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements 4 must play golf courses in Arizona The reinforced roadblock was erected in a neighborhood on the outskirts of Mopti, 400 miles (600 kilometers) and a daylong drive from the Malian capital of Bamako. To the north lies my hometown, the fabled city of Timbuktu, now in the hands of two armed rebel groups.Two months ago Tuareg rebels declared an independent state in the north amid a power vacuum created by the March 21 coup that ousted Mali’s longtime leader. The Malian army was forced from the north as the Tuareg fighters descended on Timbuktu.The first group was secular and claimed to be fighting for an independent homeland for the Tuaregs, a nomadic Muslim people who live in four nations in the region. They were quickly superseded by a group of Islamist fighters known as Ansar Dine, or Defenders of Islam, whose goal is to impose Shariah law in the area they now call the Azawad nation.The Malian soldiers were especially suspicious of me. Unlike the black African inhabitants of southern Mali _ whose members dominate the army _ I am light-skinned. I look Tuareg, even though I am from one of the Arab tribes that long ago settled in Timbuktu. That makes me suspect, since I look like the fighters that took over the north. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths How do cataracts affect your vision?last_img read more

Two world debuts for Emirates Airline at ITB Berlin 2016

first_imgTwo world debuts for Emirates Airline at ITB Berlin 2016Emirates returned to world’s leading travel trade show yesterday with not just one, but two world premières: its spectacular new show-stopping stand plus a new Boeing 777 Business Class seat.The futuristic triple-deck Emirates Infinite Possibilities Stand is being showcased at ITB in Hall 22a, its unique design reflecting the endless possibilities travellers have with Emirates and providing visitors with an opportunity to see some of Emirates‘ iconic onboard features.“With more than 10,000 exhibitors from 180 countries, the world literally meets at ITB Berlin,’’ said Sir Tim Clark, President, Emirates Airline – “for Emirates as a global connector of people and places, this trade fair is the ideal platform to demonstrate our product and services – with our new Infinite Possibilities Stand we virtually inspire travels around the world. Our teams hosting on our stand can also share ideas with new and existing trade partners, customers and industry stakeholders.’’As well as the new stand itself, visitors can experience another Emirates first: a new Business Class seat which will be installed in all Emirates’ new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft delivered from November 2016 onwards. The newly enhanced seat has been designed with total customer comfort in mind: an ergonomically designed headrest, a pitch of 72 inches and the latest touchscreen controller allowing the seat to be electrically converted into a fully flat sleeping position at 180 degrees. The improved layout also comprises one of the industry’s largest personal TV screens at 23 inches allowing customers to enjoy Emirates‘ award-winning ice inflight entertainment and additional amenities like a conveniently located mini-bar.One of the tallest exhibitor stands at this year’s ITB Berlin, the Inifinite Possibilities Stand will also display Emirates’ signature First Class Private Suite, generous Economy Class seats and the two of the onboard products found on the flagship Emirates A380 – the First Class Shower Spa unit, equipped with a working shower and the iconic Emirates A380 Onboard Lounge. The perfect meeting place for First Class and Business Class passengers in the skies also welcomes ITB visitors and invites them to take selfies and share their visit on social media.Throughout the last two decades, Emirates has continuously reinforced its commitment to the ITB Berlin trade fair, as well as the German market. Emirates offers ten daily connections from four gateway cities to Dubai, three of which are serviced by an Emirates A380 – Munich, Frankfurt and Dusseldorf. Emirates also offers ideal flight connections for travellers around the world to the Maldives, this year’s Official Partner Country of ITB Berlin, via its Dubai hub. Fly Emirates AirlineSource = Emirates Airlinelast_img read more

Are Home Costs Weighing Heavily on Americans

first_img Share in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News, Origination June 27, 2019 238 Views Are Home Costs Weighing Heavily on Americans?center_img A new study by Bankrate found that almost 80% of Americans are losing sleep at night due to financial issues, with housing costs being one of them. According to the survey, 78% of U.S. adults lose sleep due to their finances, personal relationships, housing costs, and other worries, which is a 9% increase from 2018.The leading cost of sleepless nights was everyday expenses, at 32%, but housing costs—mortgage payments and rent—accounted for 18%. Generation X respondents (ages 39-54) accounted for 64% of those who lose sleep over financial issues. Millennials (ages 23-38) accounted for 58% and 54% of baby boomers (ages 55-73) lost sleep over finances. The report states that Gen X is least likely to gain financial security and most likely to feel stressed about money. The report also found that 63% of those who earn less than $30,000 per year have more financial concerns, compared to 53% who make $80,000 or more. Despite these financial concerns for younger generations, it has been reported in recent months that millennials are putting more of an emphasis on homeownership. SunTrust released a survey in May that found nearly half of millennials who have been married say they and/or their spouse owned a home before marriage (48%), compared to only 35% of baby boomers. “People are choosing from many different paths and reaching common life milestones at a wider age span than before, changing when they decide to purchase a home,” said Sherry Graziano, Mortgage Transformation Officer at SunTrust.The survey also found that an increasing number of couples are entering marriage where both individuals own a home. According to the survey, 25% of unmarried women and 21% of unmarried men said, if faced with this decision, they would prefer to sell both places and buy a new one after getting married.Overall, first-time buyers such as millennials continue to reshape the mortgage market. According to the latest First-Time Homebuyer Market Report from Genworth Mortgage Insurance, first-time buyers make up 38% of single-family homebuyers and 57% of new purchase borrowers. 2019 Housing Market Millennials Money 2019-06-27 Mike Albaneselast_img read more