Edmontonians share memories of The Billiard Club after closure announcement
On Thursday, The Billiard Club announced it would be permanently closing its doors.
A social media post read the popular Edmonton spot would “not be reopening post-COVID. Thank you for the memories from 27 great years on Whyte Ave!”
Teenage girl dies from injuries after being struck by a car in Debden, Sask.
A teenage girl has died from her injuries after being struck by a car in northern Saskatchewan.
Big River RCMP said the 15-year-old girl was struck early Tuesday morning on 2nd Avenue in Debden.
Saskatchewan adds 30,000 jobs in June, unemployment rate drops: StatCan
Saskatchewan added 30,000 jobs to its economy in June as the province continues to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic.
It’s the first time employment has increased in the province since the provincial government took steps in March to curb the spread of the virus.
Art meets life: Can pandemic movies prepare us for the real thing?
It might seem like we hear more than enough about pandemics from living through the novel coronavirus in reality.
Libyan government gathers war crimes evidence against Haftar
More than 200 bodies, including those of women and children, have been found in several mass graves since the beginning of June.
Libya’s internationally-recognised government says it is gathering evidence of alleged war crimes committed by renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar’s forces.
Mass graves have been discovered in one of his former strongholds.
Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Abdelwahed reports from Tarhuna, where many of the atrocities are said to have taken place.
Stock Alert: The Greenbrier Companies Jumps 17% On Upbeat Results
Shares of The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (GBX), a supplier of equipment and services to global freight transportation markets, are rising more than 18% Friday morning following upbeat third-quarter results.
In the third quarter, Greenbrier’s earnings, on an adjusted basis of $1.05 beat the average estimate of analysts polled by Thomson Reuters at $0.14.
Revenue for the quarter, however, decreased to $762.56 million from $856.15 million last year but beat the consensus estimate of $616.06 million.
“Entering the fiscal fourth quarter Greenbrier’s cash position was $735.3 million. As we increased cash, our net debt decreased by over $190 million, the lowest level in four quarters. We have taken difficult measures required to achieve our liquidity and cost reduction targets. Greenbrier is exceptionally well-positioned to compete and succeed during this weaker period in the economy and our core markets,” William A. Furman, Chairman & CEO commented.
Also, the company’s Board declared a quarterly dividend of $0.27 per share, payable on August 19, to shareholders as of July 29.
GBX is currently trading at $25.67. It has been trading in the range of $12.89- $34.30 in the past 52-weeks.
Kuwait advises against travelling abroad due to coronavirus pandemic
CAIRO (Reuters) – Kuwait advised its citizens and residents against travelling abroad at the moment due to the instability of the coronavirus pandemic, and the spread of the virus despite strict measures applied worldwide, the health ministry announced in a statement on Twitter on Friday.
Last month, Kuwait’s communications office said that commercial flights at Kuwait International Airport will resume from Aug 1, after being suspended in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Movie Roles That Launched Hollywood’s Biggest Stars
The movie industry is populated by movie stars whose images are so ubiquitous in our culture that it can at times be hard to imagine a world without them. But even the biggest celebrities started small, waiting for that one role that would eventually take them to the next level of success.
For many actors, these breakout roles are among their most defining. Despite his many dramatic roles, Jim Carrey is still remembered by many for his performance as Ace Ventura, pet detective. Others, like “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot — who early in her career appeared in “Fast & Furious” (2009) — find their most iconic role many years later.
24/7 Tempo has identified the movie roles that launched Hollywood’s biggest stars of today. Each of the actors included has starred in one of the top 10 grossing films of the past five years — according to data from Box Office Mojo — yet first discovered fame years prior.
Of course, the careers of many successful actors include as many misses as they do hits. These actors who turned down blockbuster roles and walked away from parts that could have been career defining.
Click here to see the movie roles that launched Hollywood’s biggest stars.
Trump Boasts of ‘Unbelievable’ Cognitive Test Results as Biden Says He ‘Can Hardly Wait to Debate’
“I’ve been tested and I’m constantly tested,” Biden replied, appearing to laugh off the question. “Look, all you got to do is watch me. I can hardly wait to compare my cognitive capability to the cognitive capability of the man I’m running against.”
Biden has committed to having the customary three debates with Trump ahead of the Nov. 3 election, with the first set to take place on Sept. 29.