Upgraded Charges Filed In Cullowhee Shooting

first_imgCharges have been upgraded from attempted murder to first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Western Carolina University student.Jacob Ray was shot just before midnight on Friday October 6th near Tucks Tap and Grille in Cullowhee. He died on Monday October 9th at Mission Hospital. Ray was a junior at the university. Aja Makalo, 19, who was also a student at WCU and Zavion Southerland, 17, are accused of shooting Ray. Both were arrested in Gastonia by the State Bureau of Investigation. Southerland is being held without bond. Makalo is being held under a $500,000 bond.Search warrants indicate drugs could be a possible motive in the shooting. The killing remains under investigation.last_img read more

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People First, THEN Performance

first_imgOriginally posted on Cescobar.com. You can’t get to performance without people.Often, we seek out new leadership models, new approaches to innovation, new decision-making frameworks in organizations in hopes that we will help our people do their work smarter, faster, more effectively. Often, we do so at great expense, and at great risk.What we tend to overlook, however, is the role people play in performance.It’s far easier to send people to training, to have them adopt a new approach, or to change the way they do things than it is to embrace the incredible complexity of the humans in our organizations.But that’s precisely what we must do.How well do you know the person sitting in the office next door? What about in the office across the hall, down the hallway, across the courtyard, and at that off-site location? What do you know about them beyond their job title? What about the people you pass in the hallway every single day?Why do they do what they do?Who are they when they’re not at work?True performance, GREAT performance, happens when people trust and rely on each other. Training, approaches and strategies are important, but get supercharged when we factor in the humans in our organizations.It’s our job to build practices and environments that focus on people and relationships as much as processes. It’s our job to navigate the complexity of this task, knowing full well that while it may not be an easy sell in the c-suite, it’s where true performance begins.last_img read more

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CTVs THE LAUNCH Debuts at 1 In Canada Hitting the High Notes

first_imgOn Music Platforms:Immediately following the broadcast, Staats found himself sitting on top of Canada’s All-Genres iTunes Song Chartwith his new original song “The Lucky Ones”, surpassing superstars Justin Timberlake and Ed SheeranAfter only one day of sales, “The Lucky Ones” debuted Top 5 on the digital pop songs sales chart in Canada and #8 for all genres, and currently ranks among the Top 50 on Canadian Hot A/C radio“The Lucky Ones” has 100,000 streams already, and has been added to several prominent Canadian playlists on streaming servicesOn Social Platforms:#TheLaunch trended in Canada on Twitter throughout the duration of the broadcast and well into the nightThere were close to 13,000 mentions of THE LAUNCH-related terms driving a staggering 121.3 million potential impressions in the 24 hours surrounding the broadcast“The Lucky Ones” trended in Canada on its first day of release“We are thankful to Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast for joining our superstar mentors and aspiring artists on the uncharted journey that is THE LAUNCH,” said Mike Cosentino, President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. “The response to the show demonstrates a willingness among Canadians to embrace this entirely new, untried format, and we are delighted by the ensuing enthusiasm of audiences across social media, online, and on the streaming sites for both the show and the new song.”On the next episode of THE LAUNCH, “Ain’t Easy” (Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO, and super simulcast on CTV Two and Much, and in French on VRAK), emerging artists Basil Phoenix, Divine Lightbody, Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine, JP Maurice, and LITEYEARS audition in front of celebrity mentors OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, Grammy® Award-winner, Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles, and Scott Borchetta for the once in a lifetime opportunity to record a new original song that will be released this week.Available on all digital platforms including CTV.ca, CTV GO, and CraveTV immediately following the broadcast, THE LAUNCH: DIRECTOR’S CUT features extended auditions of the three artists that appear in the episode, as well as those featured exclusively in this digital version.THE LAUNCH is executive produced by Scott Borchetta, Randy Lennox and John Brunton; Paul Franklin and Lindsay Coxare Showrunners and Executive Producers; Executive Producers for Bell Media are Robin Johnston and Corrie Coe, who is also Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming, Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.SOCIAL MEDIA LINKSTwitter:@LoganStaats@alessiacara@BoyGeorge@Fergie@iek@JenniferNettles@imjmichaels@NikkiSixx@RyanTedder@scottborchetta@ShaniaTwain@stephanmoccio@BellMediaPR@umusic@bigmachine@CTV_PR @CTV_Television@insightprod@TheLaunchCTV@iHeartRadioCAFacebook:alessiacaraboygeorgeofficialfergieJenniferNettlesMusicjuliamichaelsofficialnikkisixxofficialRyanTedder1RscottborchettaShaniaTwainStephanMoccioCTVTheLaunchCTViHeartRadio CanadaInstagram:@logan_staats@alessiasmusic@boygeorgeofficial@busbee@cloudology@fergie@jennifernettles@imjmichaels@nikkisixxpixx@ryantedder@scott.borchetta@shaniatwain@stephanmoccio@TheLaunchCTV@CTV_PR@umusic@CTV_Television@iHeartRadioCAWebsite:www.CTV.ca/TheLaunchAbout CTVCTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 16 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca.Source: Numeris, AMA: Live+4 days playback on CTV+CTV Two+Much+VRAK+Canal Vie. Cumulative Reach: all airings January 10-14, 2018, including all playback up to January 14, on CTV, CTV Two, Much, VRAK, Canal Vie and MTV, Key Demos: A18-34, A18-49, A25-54.**Adobe Analytics & Brightcove Video Cloud, January 10-11, 2018*Sysomos query: #TheLaunch OR @thelaunchctv OR “watching The Launch” OR “tv show The Launch” OR “Logan Staats” OR “Scott Borchetta” OR “Shania Twain” OR busbee OR @shaniatwain OR @scottborchetta OR @loganstaats OR @vivianhicks OR “the lucky ones” OR #theluckyones OR @HavelinOfficial OR @JuliaTofficial OR @therevelboys OR @CTV_Television Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Login/Register With: TORONTO, Jan. 16, 2018 – One song can change everything – and the premiere of THE LAUNCH and its new original song “The Lucky Ones” did just that for CTV and chosen artist Logan Staats. CTV’s all-new, original music series was the #1 program in its timeslot among key demos when it premiered last Wednesday, while Staat’s single immediately debuted at #1 on iTunes.In advance of Episode 2 tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO, here’s a look at how THE LAUNCH launched last week:On Media Platforms:More than 3.2 million unique viewers have already checked out THE LAUNCH across all airings, with Wednesday’s debut seen by an average audience of 1.14 million viewers on CTV, CTV Two, Much, VRAK, and Canal VieTHE LAUNCH was the most-watched program in its Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET timeslot in all key demos, with a double-digit advantage for A25-54 and A18-49 against its closest competitorTHE LAUNCH debuted as the second most-watched program on CTV.ca after THIS IS US, and remains a Top 10 series after five daysOn CraveTV, THE LAUNCH: DIRECTOR’S CUT premiered as one of the Top 2 most-streamed series on the serviceViewership on CTV.ca jumped 32% on the day of the premiere Facebooklast_img read more

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Photos Home is… YMCA Malta photographic booklet explores homelessness

first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> Once, a young lady confessed: “When you don’t have your own home, you don’t feel safe and secure, you’re all the time guarding your few possessions. Your mind is never at peace when there’s nowhere to go to after a day at work.”Home is the place where you identify yourself with, the place you become attached to, a sanctuary for well-being… your safe haven.This booklet is the result of the volunteers’ teamwork under the YMCA Youth Empowerment Programme, who gathered together to be a part of something bigger than themselves – connecting communities through a creative project and reaching out to both those in need and those who can help.The YMCA booklet can be purchased online. All proceeds will go towards improving YMCA programmes.WhatsApp SharePrintlast_img read more

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