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2017 Cannes Lions International Festivity of Creativity coming to WAG

We’ve all heard about people cutting their cable cords and the rise of streaming services like Crave TV and Netflix. But if you thought commercials as a medium were on their way out, think again. Commercials haven’t gone anywhere. In fact, Audra Lesosky from Winnipeg’s McKim Communications Group said there are many places to see them, aside from on the small screen. “It’s video and it runs across multiple mediums, including online and in theatres etc.” But with so many viewing options, Lesosky said creative commercials are more critical thanRead More

Fox’s Star to bring Disney cash and cricket in India

(Reuters) – Walt Disney Co’s expected deal with Twenty-First Century Fox Inc would give the world’s best-known entertainment company new advantages in India, such as cricket rights and local-language TV shows for the fast-growing media market. The 21st Century Fox logo is seen outside the News Corporation headquarters in Manhattan, New York, U.S., April 29, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File photo Through the $75 billion deal, which a source said is expected to be announced Thursday morning, Disney would be able to distribute its programming on Star India, operator of 69 TVRead More

‘Steady hiring climate’ expected locally in 2018: survey

Far more of Waterloo Region’s employers expect to be hiring over the next few months than firing. A new survey released by ManpowerGroup shows that 27 per cent of surveyed local companies anticipate hiring new workers between January and March, while three per cent expect to make cutbacks. Sixty-five per cent of employers said they plan to stick with their current staffing levels, while five per cent said they were unsure of their plans. According to ManpowerGroup, the results show more businesses planning to higher than in the fall, butRead More

New Saskatoon bus route travels between four malls during Christmas

Holiday shoppers will soon be able to jingle all the way to the mall until Boxing Day. The Jingle Bell Express is set to travel between Confederation Mall, Lawson Heights Mall, Centre Mall and Market Mall every hour. “It means customers will have access without the stress of parking and traffic,” said Jim McDonald, director of Saskatoon Transit. The new service costs $3 and runs on weekdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and on weekends from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If shoppers spend 90 minutes or less inRead More

Montreal Impact trade star defender Laurent Ciman to Los Angeles FC

The Montreal Impact shook up their backline Tuesday, trading star centre back Laurent Ciman to expansion Los Angeles FC for Canadian wingback Raheem Edwards and Finnish defender Jukka Raitala. LAFC had taken both players in the expansion draft held earlier in the Day, Raitala from Columbus with the fourth pick and Edwards from Toronto FC with the fifth. “With Ambroise Oyongo’s probable departure, it was important for us to add an experienced left back,” Impact technical director Adam Braz, in a statement, said of Raitala. “Raheem is a young, versatile,Read More

More than four years behind bars for man convicted in fiery fatal crash

A judge has handed down a sentence the 21-year-old man who pleaded guilty to charges he faced for his role in a fiery fatal collision. Eric Lestar was impaired, at more than twice the legal blood alcohol limit, when he got behind the wheel and sped through traffic in October 2016. He rear-ended the SUV Joann Christou, 50, was driving. The SUV burst into flames with Christou trapped inside, she was pronounced dead at the scene. On Monday, Judge Larry Anderson sentenced Lestar to four years and three months behindRead More

U.K. banker back in Hong Kong court to appeal murder conviction

Kelvin Chan, The Associated Press Published Tuesday, December 12, 2017 1:47AM EST HONG KONG – A British banker sentenced to life in prison for the gruesome slayings of two Indonesian women appeared in a Hong Kong court on Tuesday in a bid to appeal his conviction. Lawyers for Rurik Jutting presented their arguments in the semiautonomous Chinese city’s Court of Appeal. They were requesting the court’s permission for an appeal, on the basis that the trial judge gave incorrect instructions to the jury on deciding their verdict. The nine-person juryRead More

Feds, provinces cautiously optimistic they can reach revenue-sharing deal on pot

OTTAWA — The country’s finance ministers are cautiously optimistic a deal can be reached today on how the federation will divvy up tax proceeds from the eventual sale of legalized marijuana. Provincial and territorial finance ministers are meeting in Ottawa to discuss a range of issues — but the dominant topic has been negotiations towards an agreement on how they will share revenues from a federal excise tax on recreational cannabis. Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa says the federal Liberal government showed flexibility on revenue and cost sharing issues atRead More

Weapon complaint leads to three arrested in Saskatoon

Two men and a woman are in police custody, following a complaint involving a gun in Saskatoon. Police say officers made the arrests at approximately 3:30 p.m., on December 20, 2017, at an apartment in the 1300 block of Temperance Street. The investigation is continuing with regard to gun crimes as well as offences under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Travel in the area was temporarily restricted, but restrictions have since been lifted. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,UsRead More

Option Nationale members vote in favour of merger with Quebec Solidaire

Of the 200 Option Nationale members present at this weekend’s conference in Sainte-Foy, 90.7 per cent voted in favour of ratifying a merger with Quebec Solidaire — an agreement the two sovereigntist parties reached earlier this year. Earlier this month, Quebec Solidaire’s membership approved the deal in a vote at their convention in Longueuil. Eighty per cent cast ballots in favour of merging with Option Nationale.  This means that the merger of Quebec’s second and third largest sovereign parties will officially move forward. At the time, Quebec Solidaire co-spokesperson Gabriel Nadeau-DuboisRead More