Headstone to honour family killed in disastrous shipwreck 100 years ago

first_imgVANCOUVER – A family of seven who died in one of the worst nautical disasters in the history of the West Coast will have its final resting place marked in Vancouver, 100 years later.The Maritime Museum of British Columbia is installing a headstone for the O’Brien family members, who were among more than 350 people killed in the sinking of the SS Princess Sophia, at Mountain View Cemetery today.The passengers and crew were stranded aboard the steamship for two full days after it struck the Vanderbilt reef, 50 kilometres northwest of Juneau, Alaska, on Oct. 23, 1918.Nearby rescue crews were unable to reach the vessel and when high tides and strong winds dislodged it from its perch, the ship sank, killing all those aboard.The museum’s executive director David Leverton says that despite its high death toll, news of the shipwreck was overshadowed by the First World War armistice on Nov. 11, the same day a ship carrying the bodies of the victims arrived in the Port of Vancouver.last_img read more

TIFF 2018 We Went to The Death and Life of John F

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter What brands were present as partners?Grey Goose and Soho House.Which celebrities were supposed to be in attendance?Xavier Dolan, Kit Harington, Susan Sarandon, Thandie Newton, Sarah Gadon, Emily Hampshire and Jared Keeso.Which celebs did you actually spot?Xavier Dolan, Kit Harington, Susan Sarandon, Thandie Newton, Emily Hampshire, Dan Levy, Jeffery Wright and Laz Alonso. Paris Hilton was also in attendance, supporting her fiancé, Chris Zylka, who’s in the film.HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS FROM INSIDE THE PARTYAll photos by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Grey Goose Thandie Newton Susan Sarandon Scott Stuber Sasheer Zamata, DeWanda Wise and Y’lan Noel Paris Hilton and Chris Zylka Paris Hilton and Chris Zylka Laz Alonso Kit Harrington Emily Hampshire Emily Hampshire, Thandie Newton and Susan Sarandon Daniel Levy Alexander Skarsgard And here’s a list of people I thought were at the party, but weren’t: Zachary Quinto, Andy Cohen and Orlando Bloom. At TIFF, I start to think everyone in the room is famous. (For example: despite sitting two feet from and speaking with Dolan earlier in the day, I confused another party attendee for him at the event.)Which is why, when I was ordering a drink at the bar next to a guy who looked like Alexander Skarsgård, I opted to just ask him: “Are you Alexander Skarsgård.” He was.Having seen said celebrities, what did you learn about them? How did they seem? How are they doing, you know?Kit Harington arrived at the party punctually at 9pm, and was still there at 12am when I left. I can confirm that the rumour is true: this guy likes to party.Describe the general vibe.There are always a lot of cool, attractive young people at TIFF parties. This one seemed to have more.Please repeat one conversation you overheard.“A source has confirmed that Paris Hilton still says ‘that’s hot.’”If you had to title the party as if it were a film, what would it be called?That’s HotBy Meghan McKenna So I attended a TIFF Party! To help those who couldn’t make it feel like they were there, I completed this comprehensive post-party questionnaire.What was the party for?The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, the first English-language film from Quebecois filmmaker Xavier Dolan. The movie stars Game of Thrones heartthrob Kit Harington as a TV actor who becomes pen pals with a young fan, played by Jacob Tremblay.center_img Emily Hampshire, Thandie Newton and Susan Sarandon LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

Sloop of 53 illegal Haitian migrants intercepted and detained in Providenciales

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, August 8, 2017 – Providenciales – The Ministry of Border Control and Employment advises the public that around 2:30 a.m. today Tuesday 08th August, 2017, an illegal migrant vessel with 53 Haitian nationals was intercepted in the area of West Caicos.The interception of this 35-foot vessel, was due to the collaboration of several agencies, in particular the United States Coast Guard, TCI’s Coastal Radar Station, the Marine Branch of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police and private citizens.    The Marine Branch confirmed the vessel as a sloop with 16 females and 37 males on board.   At approximately 4:11 a.m. the sloop arrived in Providenciales where it was met by Immigration and other Task Force officials.The 53 illegal migrants are currently detained and are being processed for repatriation and entry on the Immigration Stop List.    The last attempt of a sloop to enter the islands illegally was the interception of 99 persons on Monday 31st July, 2017, three persons were charged and the others repatriated.The Honourable Deputy Premier and Minister of Border Control and Employment, wishes again to remind persons of his Government’s commitment to improving the protection of our borders and tighter controls on immigration processes.    Additionally, he stated that illegal migration threatens the lives and livelihood of our people and that persons found to be engaged in the smuggling of humans would be prosecuted under the law.    He advises all persons to observe the immigration laws of the Turks and Caicos Islands as anyone found in breach of same will be dealt with accordingly.The Ministry of Border Control and Employment Services hereby extends its profound gratitude to persons in the community and all agencies who have assisted with this and other operations and initiatives, your contribution and support remains invaluable and critical to our success.Press Release: TCIGlast_img read more

Lyfts CEO On the Future Driverless Cars and Ridesharing

first_imgMarch 26, 2015 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 2 min read Transportation’s future was a hot topic at SXSW this year, with companies announcing plans for cars that flew and ones that drive themselves across the country. In his keynote, Lyft co-founder and CEO Logan Green spoke about the how technologies like those might change everything from how we travel to ridesharing itself. Here are some of his insights on the future.Everyone will drive less…Although driverless cars won’t immediately change Lyft’s current model, he acknowledges that the industry is about to undergo massive changes. “We will see the current technology rapidly improve and evolve so people have to intervene [with their driving] less and less,” he said.Lyft drivers might disappear.Green acknowledged technology’s impact on ridesharing could be massive. All Lyft drivers would lose their jobs, for instance, but they wouldn’t be alone. “If you look back [150 years ago], 80% of the economy was employed in agriculture. Economies shift.” He believes the change will be gradual enough for the population to adjust, with the new technology creating new jobs to replace those rendered obsolete. He says he hopes Lyft could help make the shift as positive as possible.Related: SXSW: Self-Driving Audi to Make First Coast-to-Coast U.S. DriveThe concept of ‘driving’ will transformGreen says he doesn’t see most people will own a self-driving car, but they’ll certainly ride in them. “When [cars are] fully autonomous, the majority of people will hit a button on an app and request a self-driving car to take them wherever they want to go.” At the proper scale, he explains, this system could be far cheaper and more convenient that traditional car ownership.Related: Mercedes’ Self-Driving Car Says Hello to San FranciscoCities will adjust and transformJust as cars changed the face of cities in the 20th century, self-driving cars will change them in the 21st. He explains that Los Angeles currently dedicates 50% of its space to automobiles, with four parking spaces for every one car. With ride-sharing dominating the transportation industry, city infrastructure could rely less on parking lots and extra lanes. Says Green, “That will lead to the most radical reinventing of cities that we see in our lifetime.”Related: Apple Studies Self-Driving Car, Auto Industry Source Sayslast_img read more