Universal Televisions The Bold Type spent 20 million in Québec and created

first_imgAdvertisement In the first season alone, $11.2 million was spent on crew and labour, while $8.6 million was spent on goods and services.  Assuming the spending pattern remains the same for Season Two and Three, the estimated economic impacts generated would be three times that from Season One, with close to $60 million spent and over 1,000 jobs created.Marc Miller, Member of Parliament for Ville-Marie–Le Sud-Ouest–Île-des-Sœurs said, “With a world class creative and cultural sector, a talented workforce, exceptional shooting locations and the necessary studio infrastructure, there’s no better place for projects like this than here in Montreal. The film and television production industry have a noticeable impact on our local economy and provide an opportunity to showcase the creative and technical expertise of Canadians.”Christian Lemay, Business manager IATSE 667 and Christian Bergeron, Business agent IATSE 514 said, “The presence of this type of production such as Bold Type is good for our industry and for its contribution to the Quebec creative economy, not to mention the impact of this type of investment on the province’s entire economy.”Pamela Grant, Vice President, Production, Universal Television said, “Québec has become an important filming destination for us and shows like The Bold Type become a success because of competitive incentives, great crews, and access to a variety of vendors and production facilities. We are looking forward to filming more seasons of this show in a province that is so supportive of the film and television industry.”Pierre Moreau, Chief Executive Officer, Quebec Film and Television Council said, “We are thrilled that Universal Television Production has selected the province of Quebec for their TV series and continuing success. This is important to us as well as our entire industry, to generate an additional growth of 50% between now and 2020. Television is a sector we are growing as we have world class infrastructures, qualified labor, competitive tax incentives, and locations that support the needs for North America / Europe architectural and landscape diversity.”Wendy Noss, President, Motion Picture Association-Canada said, “The report released today highlighting $20 million spent in Québec and over 350 jobs created illustrates how important the film and television industry is to the provincial economy and to all of the businesses that benefit from productions like The Bold Type.”*All figures calculated in Canadian dollarsAbout MPA-Canada:The Motion Picture Association – Canada (MPA-Canada) serves as the voice and advocate of the major international producers and distributors of movies, home entertainment and television programming in Canada and is an affiliate of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA). The motion picture studios we serve are: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; Universal City Studios LLC; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.About MNP LLP:MNP is the fastest growing chartered accountancy and business advisory firm in Canada. Founded in 1945, MNP has grown to more than 70 offices and nearly 3,000 team members. MNP is a member of Praxity, a global alliance of leading business advisory firms. MNP’s Economics and Research practice is one of the largest of its kind, and its team members have an established track record in conducting economic impact and industry studies, including studies involving the film and television production industry. Examples of similar studies conducted by MNP include economic impact studies for film and television industries in jurisdictions across North America.To read the MNP analysis, click hereFollow us on Twitter Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Twitter MONTREAL — New data released today examined the economic impact Season One of Universal Television’s The Bold Type has had on the province of Québec. In the first season alone, the production spent close to $20 million and created more than 350 jobs.The analysis by Canada’s MNP LLP showed almost 500 businesses benefited from the production, including retailers, production facilities, security services, equipment rental companies, dry cleaners, hotels and restaurants, catering companies, automobile rental companies, alteration and repair services, and hair and make-up services. The local businesses were from communities across the province, with 38 of the communities located within Greater Montreal and the remaining 32 communities from other regions of Québec.The Bold Type is a series that tells the story of three young women living in New York City and working at a global women’s interest magazine called Scarlet. The series is inspired by Joanne Coles, the former editor in chief of Cosmopolitanmagazine. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Nova Scotia band wants to ban drug dealers from community

first_imgTrina Roache APTN National News A long time band councillor and former chief wants to ban drug dealers from his Mi’kmaq community in Nova Scotia.According to Alex McDonald, drug-related crimes in the Sipekne’Katik First Nation are getting worse and he wants action.“As a band government we need to step up and do something about it and stop being afraid and showing fear,” said McDonald. “Because I’m not the only councillor that had a problem.”At 2:00 am on March 2, McDonald woke up to his dog barking and his neighbor banging on his door. Someone had thrown a Molotov cocktail on his truck in the driveway. He panicked and ranoutside in his bare feet, throwing snow on the hood of his truck.“I’m glad that we had neighbors that heard the bottle hit the vehicle and came and told us because it would’ve been worse,” said McDonald. “It could’ve set the houses on fire and people would’ve beenhomeless including me and my family.”McDonald has no doubts why he was targeted.“It’s about drugs,” he said. “I’m against the drugs in the community. I like to see people clean up. It’s about, you know it’s about people trying to be a big king pin in our community.”The incident with McDonald’s truck follows on the heels of a violent home invasion two weeks ago and stories of tires getting slashed. Though, most people aren’t willing to come forward.“It has gotten worse,” said McDonald. “It’s just that people are quiet about it because they’re scared.”Darren Sylvester is a Mi’kmaq Constable with the RCMP. He said he’s worked in Sipekne’Katik for over five years – and from a policing perspective, the drug problems haven’t gotten better or worse overthat time.“I find when it seems like it’s a big concern when certain people are affected,” said Sylvester.But he said he isn’t downplaying the drug problem. For the most part, the drugs of choice on reserve here are prescription pills, cocaine and marijuana. No signs of the lethal fentanyl yet.McDonald has been critical of the RCMP.“The police are not doing their job,” he said. “They’re not arresting anybody, they’re not doing raids on homes. They know who the dope pushers are.”While stories about who’s pushing and who’s slashing tires as payback make the rounds in the community, Sylvester said police need more than that.“The thing is, as police officers, we don’t just act on rumours and stuff that we hear on Facebook,” said Sylvester. “We need good information for us to actually do something about the drug problem in thecommunity.”That can be challenging in a relatively small reserve where everyone knows each other.“A lot of people are scared to speak up, they’re scared to be labelled as a rat,” said Sylvester. “And in smaller communities, word gets around and if they are labelled as a rat, things could happen to themfor speaking out.”And that is exactly why Alex McDonald wants the band to take action by banning anyone charged with drug related offences from the reserve.“It sucks that you have to kick people out of your community but sometimes it has to happen,” said McDonald. “Other communities have done it and they had good results.”On Tuesday, chief and council had their regular meeting and talked at length about options for banning drug dealers from the reserve. No answers just yet.Some people in Sipekne’Katik, not willing to talk on the record, told APTN that they weren’t sure a ban was the way to go and preferred a more positive emphasis on programs.McDonald pointed out that there’s already programs and services offered through the health centre and the Native Alcohol and Drug Association.“But when you have someone always pushing drugs in the community, who has other individuals drug dealing for him, it’s hard,” said McDonald. “It’s hard for anybody who has an addiction problem to get away from the drugs if it’s always in their face.”“What is needed is for the community and the police to work together,” said Sylvester, driving through the reserve in his patrol car.Sylvester doesn’t paint a negative picture of the community, though, or his role in it. “Indian Brook’s a great place to work a lot of great people here. It’s too bad there’s a drug problem.”He said part of policing is making arrests. But an important aspect is working with the community and engaging with Mi’kmaq youth. He points to the on-reserve school as he drives.“We’ll bring in the RCMP and we’ll play sports with the students just to get them familiar with who the police officers are and to have that trust with the police,” said Sylvester. “So they’re able to speak with them when they have to go somewhere for help.”McDonald wants a solution that’s more immediate and feels banning drug dealers or anyone charged with a violent crime is the way to go.“A lot of people are tired of the violence, tired of people preying on their family members, on their children, given their family drugs getting them addicted and then getting them to do the dirty work,” said McDonald.He’s confident that the council will step up and ban drug dealers. But isn’t sure when it will happen, or what exactly the band council resolution might look like. The band is currently having its legal team look at what options might work best.troache@aptn.calast_img read more

Government to Enhance Decentralization of RBDF

first_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe Government of The Bahamas will undertake a number of initiatives in order to further support the decentralization, transformation, mobilization and regeneration of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.These include the completion of the Sandy Bottom Project with the construction of proposed warehouses, workshops, administrative buildings, and accommodations for bases in Coral Harbour, Inagua and Ragged Island.Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Alexander Minnis said the government will also be looking forward to the development of bases in other islands as part of this programme.The Prime Minister further announced that the Government will make provision for the extension of contractual terms for qualified and performance-oriented senior enlisted personnel who are required, by law, to retire at age 55.The Sandy Bottom Project is a $232 million investment by the Government of The Bahamas to upgrade the Defence Force’s fleet and Operations that will ultimately lead to the decentralization of base operations to ensure faster response times.It includes the acquisition of nine patrol craft, the dredging of Harbours and construction of quay walls and jetties at HMBS Coral Harbour Base, Matthew Town, Inagua and Gun Point, Ragged Island, that will result in modernization of port facilities. The Project also calls for the upgrade and expansion of Coral Harbour Base and the Base at Matthew Town including construction of warehouses, workshops and an Operations Building. A new Base and Aircraft Hangar will also be constructed at Gun Point, Ragged Island.)Prime Minister Minnis said the Government will strengthen security cooperation with regional partners such as the United States of America which – through its U.S. Northern Command – has been responsible for conducting military training for hundreds of Defence Force Officers and Marines as well as providing financial assistance with patrol craft and equipment.Addressing the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Change of Command Ceremony, June 29, 2017 at HMBS Coral Harbour Base, Prime Minister Minnis said the Defence Force has a strategic role to play in national development.“To this end, and in further support of the Defence Force’s decentralization, transformation, mobilization and regeneration programmes,” Prime Minister Minnis said: “My Government will [also] conduct a review of salary, responsibility allowances and technical pay to ensure that Officers and Marines are adequately paid for their hard work.“The future is bright for the fine men and women of the Defence Force who are called upon to set a high standard of excellence and to help guard our heritage. I thank the Officers, Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Marines of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force for their dedicated service. I assure you of the Government’s support of your fine and noble duties,” Prime Minister Minnis added.#magneticmedianews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Disneys Jungle Cruise footage hits D23

first_img In Jungle Cruise, @TheRock and Emily Blunt pair up for a buddy comedy of fun. And The Rock just rode into the auditorium on a jungle cruise boat called La Quila🚢 “Sometimes you need me to save the day!”#D23Expo pic.twitter.com/6yWXT6V1M5— cait petrakovitz ➡️ D23 🙌🏽💃🏽 (@misscp) August 24, 2019 The movie is based on the Disneyland ride of the same name, and will see The Rock play a boat skipper named Frank who takes Blunt’s character Lily and her brother McGregor — played by British stand-up comedian Jack Whitehall — on a mission to find a tree that has magical healing powers. You may recognize Whitehall from the Good Omens series on Amazon Prime.The journey will see them fight wild animals and compete against a rival German expedition, with Disney adding that there will be a “supernatural element.” 0 How much would you spend on Disney Plus? As @TheRock is saying he made a movie about “heroic men, kicking ass and saving the girl” Emily Blunt herself comes out in an old car, “mad” about the footage we just saw. “Did you cut that yourself?!? … Just forget everything you just saw!” #D23Expo #JungleCruise— cait petrakovitz ➡️ D23 🙌🏽💃🏽 (@misscp) August 24, 2019 41 Photos TV and Movies Culture Now playing: Watch this: The first Jungle Cruise trailer has finally launched at D23. Walt Disney Studios Disney revealed footage for the Jungle Cruise movie at D23 Expo 2019, with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt in the lead roles for the Adventureland-themed movie.The footage on display definitely tips a hat to the Disney ride the story is based off of, with the cruise itself having guides like the attraction. The antagonists appear to be similar to those in the Pirates of the Caribbean films, having a kind of supernatural Davy Jones-like appearance. Johnson called Blunt’s character “the female version of Indiana Jones” in an Instagram post in June, saying she has “relentless ambition to find the one, elusive magical thing that could change humanity for the better — forever.”According to The Rock, his skipper character knows the Amazon River better than any other, and only cares about his money, his cat and his liquor.”Good luck lady in trying to change the world, and not falling for my charm,” he said.The Disney D23 Expo runs through Sunday, Aug. 25. Be sure to check out coverage from sister sites GameSpot, TV Guide and ComicBook.com.   1:42center_img Tags Comic-Con See the best cosplay from Disney’s D23 Expo Post a comment In her trailer, @TheRock’s name is smaller, and she’s the Indiana Jones type seeking truth and knowledge. Oh come on, he says. “The last time I was here I was a demi-god.” #D23Expo— cait petrakovitz ➡️ D23 🙌🏽💃🏽 (@misscp) August 24, 2019 Disney’s Jungle Cruise movie Share your voice Disney Jungle Cruise movie: Release date, plot, rumors, cast, director, photoslast_img read more

How to Identify 5 Common Phishing Attacks

first_img Register Now » 4 min read November 3, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Phishing attacks are emails or malicious websites (among other channels) that solicit personal information from an individual or company by posing as a trustworthy organization or entity. The goal of a phishing is to trick the recipient into taking the attacker’s desired action, such as providing login credentials or entering identifying information into a fraudulent website. These websites may contain malicious code that executes on the user’s local machine when a link is clicked from a phishing email to open the website.Entrepreneurs and small businesses can be especially vulnerable to these types of threats, as many of these organizations lack the full-featured network and data security processes and protocols that large organizations employ. Vigilance will help prevent  an individual or organization from falling victim to a phishing attack that puts sensitive personal and corporate data at risk.Related: The Phishing Expedition You Want to Avoid This Summer5 types of phishing attacks.Phishing attempts most often take the form of an email that seemingly comes from a company the recipient knows or does business with. USA.gov lists some widespread phishing scams reported from agencies and corporations, revealing that phishing emails can take many forms. Five of the most popular forms of phishing attacks are:Emails from people claiming to be stranded in a foreign country, asking you to wire money so that they can travel home.Emails claiming to be from reputable news organizations capitalizing on trending news. These emails generally ask recipients to click a link to read the full story, which in turn leads the user to a malicious website.Emails claiming to be from organizations like the FTC and FDIC, referencing complaints filed or asking recipients to check their bank deposit insurance coverage.Emails threatening to harm recipients unless sums in the thousands of dollars are paid.Emails claiming to be a confirmation of complaints filed by the recipient. Not having logged any complaints, recipients are inclined to click on these links to find out what is being referenced. The links and attachments contain malicious code.Phishing emails can take other forms, but all types make it difficult for recipients to filter out phishing emails from legitimate messages.Related: IBM Uncovers New, Sophisticated Cyber Scam Targeting BusinessesHow to identify phishing attacks.Phishing is most often initiated through email communications, but there are ways to distinguish suspicious emails from legitimate messages. Training yourself and employees on how to recognize these malicious emails is a must for companies to prevent sensitive data loss. Often, these data leaks occur because employees were not armed with the knowledge they need to help protect critical company data. The following may be indicators that an email is a phishing attempt rather than an authentic communication from the company it appears to be:Emails with generic greetings. Phishing emails often include generic greetings, such as “Hello Bank Customer” rather than using the recipient’s actual name.Emails requesting personal information. Legitimate companies never ask customers to enter login credentials or other private information by clicking on a link to a website. This is a safety measure to protect consumers and help customers distinguish fraudulent emails from legitimate ones.Emails requesting an urgent response. Most phishing emails attempt to create a sense of urgency, leading recipients to fear that their account is in jeopardy or they will lose access to important information if they don’t act immediately.Emails with spoofed links. Does a hyperlink in the message body actually lead to the page it claims? Never click on these links to find out; instead, hover over the link to verify its authenticity. Also, look for URLs beginning with HTTPS. The “S” indicates that a website uses encryption to protect users’ page requests, and that it’s from an authorized certificate authority.When in doubt, call. If the content of an email is raises concerns, call the company in question to find out if the email was sent legitimately. If not, the company is now aware and can take action to warn other customers and users of potential phishing attempts appearing to come from their organization.Related: 8 Simple Ways to Minimize Online Risk Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more