A judge has sentenced Matthew Ward-Jackson, the man who sold guns to Dellen Millard, to 11 years in prison, saying he falls into the category of “one of the worst firearms offenders.”The 30-year-old Toronto man pleaded guilty last year to trafficking three separate firearms to Millard in 2012 as well as possessing an AK 47 automatic rifle.Superior Court Justice Jane Kelly gave Ward-Jackson six years, 15 days credit for pre-trial custody plus a one year, four month reduction for his “harsh experience” in the Toronto South Detention Centre, including 488 days of lock down.This leaves Ward-Jackson with another three years, seven months and two weeks left to serve.Prosecutors were asking that he receive a 13-year sentence while defence argued an appropriate sentence would be about seven-and-a-half years. … [Read more...] about Man who sold guns to Dellen Millard sentenced to 11 years
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A Toronto man who sold guns to Dellen Millard — who used one to kill Tim Bosma, and allegedly used another to shoot his father in the head — should be sentenced to 13 years in prison, prosecutors are arguing.Last June, Matthew Ward-Jackson, 30, pleaded guilty to trafficking three separate firearms to Millard in 2012 and possessing a machine gun.Unlike most gun trafficking cases, the court knows how at least two of the firearms were used, Crown attorney Ken Lockhart said Thursday at Ward-Jackson’s sentencing hearing.“There’s no speculation or mystery about the danger here. Two of these firearms were used to cause death,” including the “planned and deliberate execution of a complete stranger,” Lockhart said referring to Bosma, a 32-year-old Ancaster, Ont. man.The Crown acknowledged that most gun traffickers get less than 13 years, but said the circumstances of the case warranted a longer sentence. … [Read more...] about Prosecutors seek stiff sentence for Toronto man who sold gun used to kill Tim Bosma
By Florangel Rosario Braid Written by the most widely-read American voice on foreign policy, Noam Chomsky, “Who Rules the World? (2016), a gift I received this Christmas from a good friend, should be of interest to those who wish to learn more about what is happening around the world. As in his other publications such as “Failed States”, Chomsky examines issues such as threats to democracy and the changes and future of the global order. It is both interesting and relevant to the Filipino reader not only because of the ties that bind us to the US, but also because of the recent tirades from President Duterte aimed at President Obama and American foreign policy. While I, and I am sure many others do not approve of the President’s invectives, he was quite right about the concern on human rights. This book confirms what we have heard – that throughout history, American’s rhetoric of freedom and human rights, often diverges from its action. Which is … [Read more...] about Who rules the world?
In one of Beyoncé’s top-chart songs, that question is asked and answered several times: “Who run the world?” “Girls!” This does not ring true, however, in the corporate world. While it is now beginning to realize the importance of gender equality and diversity, such realization is still not reflective of what is currently happening in corporate boardrooms. An old boys’ club A survey conducted by PwC showed women comprise 40 percent of today’s global workforce, yet women hold only 5 percent of global CEO positions. Beyond this, only 17 percent of board members in Fortune 500 companies are women. At PwC Philippines, we are getting the right traction at this, given that 50 percent (14 out of 28) of the partners are women. Well done, partners! However, looking at the top clients in my portfolio, only 20 percent (2 out of 10) of the client companies had women holding top positions as president or CEO. About 25 percent (16 out of 63) of them … [Read more...] about Who run the world?
Spencer Rascoff is the CEO of the real-estate website Zillow and the cofounder of the travel website Hotwire. In 2003, Expedia bought Hotwire for nearly $700 million, all cash. But the sale came right after a down round of financing, which wiped out a lot of employees’ equity. In 2003, Expedia bought the travel website Hotwire for nearly $700 million, all cash. And while at the time this was a huge deal, it was somewhat disappointing for Hotwire’s founders. On an episode of Business Insider’s podcast, “Success! How I Did It,” Spencer Rascoff, a Hotwire founder who’s now the CEO of Zillow, shared the story with Business Insider’s US editor-in-chief, Alyson Shontell. Listen to the full episode here, or listen later with the buttons below: It started with 9/11. For one thing, Hotwire learned it had inadvertently sold some tickets to the hijackers for flights in the … [Read more...] about A man who sold his company for $700 million in all cash in his 20s reveals a disappointing truth all startup founders need to hear
Who are the world’s most innovative CMOs? Send us your nominations here! For an upcoming feature, we will profile and rank star CMOs from companies of all sizes, private and public, around the globe. We’re looking for the marketers who have achieved excellence, whether through their masterful storytelling, fresh and strategic approaches, or their use of new platforms and technologies. We have established an advisory board of industry leaders to help us identify and review the finalists. But we want to hear your ideas, too. To nominate a candidate, please fill out this quick form and include details about why your nominee deserves this recognition. If you have multiple nominations, please submit them separately. The nominations are anonymous but if you are willing to provide your contact information, we’re happy to have it. … [Read more...] about Who are the world’s most innovative CMOs? Submit your nominations now
The world’s governments now have around $60 trillion in debt which is then sold to investors as bonds. So who owns this debt? In a note sent out to clients on Friday, Deutsche Bank chief global economist Torsten Sløk broke down who owns various countries’ debts. One chart breaks down debt ownership for selected developed markets and the other for emerging market countries. For the US, the largest chunk of government debt is held by US-based non-bank investors followed by the governments of other countries. Notably, Japan (which has the highest debt to GDP ratio in the world) has the largest chunk of its debt held by its own central bank. On the emerging market side, China has a huge swath of its debt owned by domestic banks, with the lion’s share controlled by state-owned banks. Here’s developed countries: And emerging markets: … [Read more...] about Here’s who holds the world’s $60 trillion in sovereign debt
India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani just launched the world’s largest 4G LTE network through his telecom company, Reliance Jio. Reliance Jio will offer free voice calls, text messaging, and roaming when it makes its new network available on September 5 to 90% of India’s population, or 1.126 billion people, with super fast LTE data that peaks at 135 Mbps. How much per gigabyte? 50 Rupees, or $0.75, per gigabyte of data. That’s insanely cheap even by India’s telecom standards, as Reliance Jio is apparently charging one-tenth of what other Indian carriers charge, according to The Times of India. And students will also get an extra 25% of data free. It’s a big deal, as it gives a large number of India’s population access to fast, reliable internet, which is a sparse commodity in the country. Access to the internet offers several benefits, especially for those whose exposure to the world around them is relatively limited. … [Read more...] about India’s richest man just launched the world’s largest 4G LTE network
A Muslim man who attended the same mosque in Fort Pierce, Florida, as the gunman who opened fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando earlier this month says that he reported the attacker to the FBI in 2014. In an op-ed for The Washington Post, Mohammed A. Malik, an entrepreneur from Fort Pierce, said that a big reason why he decided to write the op-ed was to counter Donald Trump’s recent assertion that, even if Muslim-Americans harbor suspicions about fellow Muslims, they don’t report those suspicions or cooperate with law enforcement. “This is a common idea in the United States. It’s also a lie. First, Muslims like me can’t see into the hearts of other worshipers. (Do you know the hidden depths of everyone in your community?) Second, he’s also wrong that we don’t speak up when we’re able,” he wrote.“Trump’s assertions about our community – that we have the ability to help our country but have … [Read more...] about A Muslim man who attended the same mosque as the Orlando shooter reported him to the FBI in 2014
Without Nikola Tesla, many of the conveniences of modern life wouldn’t be possible. The Serbian-American engineer and physicist had over 300 patents worldwide, and his inventions helped pave the way for alternating current (AC), electric motors, radios, fluorescent lights, lasers, and remote control, among many other things. But he was also highly eccentric – from his bizarre sleeping and eating habits to his love of pigeons. Here’s a glimpse into the fabulous life of one of history’s most fascinating geniuses. Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856 in Smiljan in the Austo-Hungarian Empire (modern-day Croatia). His father, Milutin Tesla, was a Serbian Orthodox Priest and his mother, Djuka Mandic, was an inventor of household appliances. Source: Tesla Society In college, Tesla was first interested in studying physics and mathematics, but he soon became interested in electricity. He attended the Realschule, Karlstadt in … [Read more...] about The fascinating life of Nikola Tesla, the man who electrified our world and fell in love with a pigeon