|Sydney socialite and model Kirsty Dayment will spend at least three years in prison after she was busted supplying cocaine and MDMA. The 35-year-old pleaded guilty to supplying cocaine and MDMA with her former boyfriend Nicholas Riganias in 2015.|
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|The Canadian government said it would compensate the country’s dairy farmers for increased European imports allowed under a pending free trade deal.|
The government will meet with the dairy industry within the next 30 days to discuss compensation, said Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland. Under Canada’s free trade deal with the European Union, which the affected countries have not yet ratified, European dairies would receive tariff-free access for an additional 17,700 tonnes of cheese, representing about 2 per cent of Canadian cheese consumption according to Dairy Farmers of Canada.
|Wally Smith, President of Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC), joined a press conference organized by Les Producteurs de lait du Québec (PLQ) to express their dissatisfaction with the Canadian government.|
"I am here today to show that all of Canada's dairy farmers speak with one voice on diafiltered milk. We are collectively disappointed with the lack of action on enforcement of the cheese standards."
|Under the cheese compositional standards for Canada, it is required that a minimum percentage of the protein used in cheese making be sourced from milk. Milk protein substances (including diafiltered milk) are ingredients that are less costly.|
Every ounce of milk in Canada is governed by a complex tangle of rules and regulations because of a cumbersome and expensive system called supply management, which protects existing farmers. Fluid milk consumption has been on a steady decline in Canada: from 91 litres per capita in 1994 to 76 litres in 2013. Paradoxically Canadian milk prices have risen substantially and are among the highest in the world.
|Canadian Dairy farmers meanwhile enjoy a large and steady increase in their incomes. When Canada opened a tiny 3.25 per cent of Canada's dairy market to far cheaper foreign products, the Dairy Farmers proudly trumpeted "No negative impact and supply management preserved for the next generation." The Stephen Harper government soon announced a $4.3 billion compensation scheme to soothe the dairy industry. There are less than 12 thousand dairy farms in Canada, and their total net farm annual receipts only reach $6.07 billion.|
| Canada's dairy industry is politically influential. Even with the number of dairy farms dropping by 91 per cent in Canada since 1971, they have managed to retain massive influence over politicians to protect and enhance their monopoly.|
The lobbyist registry shows that dairy lobbyists have had more meetings and communications with federal representatives than any other industry. Most recent figures show the national dairy lobby have had almost three times as much communication with designated public office holders than Enbridge, TransCanada and the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association combined. It is estimated that the collective national dairy lobby spends $100 million a year on lobbying.
|The Government of Canada says that income guarantee payments are "calculated based on expected domestic production levels." This means supply, not market demand dictates payments. This is key, since the industry chronically over-produces and then dumps excess product. The Dairy Farmers of Ontario alone produced 5.4-million litres of excess skim milk in one month and this spring they dumped roughly 800,000 litres of milk into manure lagoons due to low demand.|
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Hernandez in December 2011
|Aaron Josef Hernandez is a former American football tight end and convicted murderer. Hernandez was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round (113th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.|
Hernandez signed a four-year contract on June 8, 2010. Hernandez started the 2010 season as the youngest player on any active roster in the NFL. On June 26, 2013, Hernandez was taken from his home in handcuffs and into police custody. The Patriots released Hernandez from the team about 90 minutes later, before officially knowing the charges against him. On August 22, 2013, Hernandez was indicted by a grand jury for the murder of Odin Lloyd. On May 15, 2014, Hernandez was indicted for the 2012 double homicide of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.
|Hernandez forfeited his 2015–18 salaries, totaling $19.3 million. The Patriots withheld $3.25 million of Hernandez's 2012 signing bonus.|
CytoSport and Puma canceled their endorsement deals with Hernandez within days of his arrest.
Full 'Bloods' tattoo Hernandez received in jail, which says 'LIFETIME LOYALTY'.
|Aaron Hernandez was sentenced to life without parole in Massachusetts' flagship maximum-security prison, one of the most high-tech jails in the United States: the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center. It has a matrix of 366 cameras recording live 24 hours a day and a microwave detection perimeter.||The prison is just a few miles from Gillette Stadium, where he once played tight end for the New England Patriots under a five-year $40 million contract.|
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| Police believe that the killer may be able to slow down but monsters like him “can never stop themselves.”|
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
|It must have been a plot hatched during recesses and lunch periods over the course of years — gradually turning into a master plan: Breaking into a theme park, Canada’s Wonderland, under cover of night and then making the big score by taking off with candy by the bagful.|
And they would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren’t for the meddling York Regional Police department, who brought a helicopter, thermal imaging cameras, a canine unit, and a swack of officers to foil the bandits.
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|The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a 1966 Italian epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach. Ennio Morricone composed the film's score, including its main theme. |
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly was marketed as the third and final installment in the Dollars Trilogy, following A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More. The film is now seen as a highly influential example of the Western film genre and one of the greatest films of all time.
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|The 21-year-old is best known for his song 'Brick in yo face'. The rapper was booked for felony concealed gun and marijuana possession.|
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|On 13th February, 1866, the gang robbed a bank at Liberty, Missouri. Over the next few years the brothers took part in twelve bank robberies, seven train robberies, four stage-coach robberies and various other crimes.|
At least eleven citizens were killed by the gang. As well as their home state of Missouri they were also active in West Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas and Minnesota.
|The murder of Jesse James became a national sensation. The Fords made no attempt to hide their role. Indeed, Bob Ford wired the governor to claim his reward.|
Crowds pressed into the little house in St. Joseph to see the dead bandit, even while the Ford brothers surrendered to the authorities but they were dismayed to find that they were charged with first degree murder. In the course of a single day, the Ford brothers were indicted, pleaded guilty, were sentenced to death by hanging, and two hours later were granted a full pardon by Governor Crittenden.
|Bob Ford operated a tent saloon in Creede, Colorado. On June 8, 1892, a man named Edward O'Kelley, went to Creede, loaded a double barrel shotgun, entered Ford's saloon and said "Hello, Bob" before shooting Bob Ford in the throat, killing him instantly.|
O'Kelley was sentenced to life in prison. O'Kelley's sentence was subsequently commuted because of a 7,000 signature petition in favor of his release. The governor pardoned him on October 3, 1902.