长沙桑拿 21/11/2018

Video shows rider throwing coffee at TTC bus driver: police

Police have released surveillance video they say shows a suspect toss coffee on a TTC bus driver in Vaughan, Ont.

The footage released Wednesday by York Regional Police shows a man boarding the route 105 bus around 8 a.m. on June 8. Police said he exchanged words with the driver, who they say believed the rider had verbally abused him a month before.

Police said the driver asked the man to get off the bus, stopped at Dufferin Street and Dufferin Hill Drive, but the man then headed to the back and became angry.

The footage shows the man return to the front of the bus and throw what police say was a “cup” of coffee from a silver thermos onto the driver, who was not injured.

Police said they’ve exhausted all leads and are releasing the video in hopes of tracking down the suspect.

He’s described as a white male, 5-foot-10 with a medium build and short, dark-coloured hair who was wearing a black jacket, blue shirt, dark-coloured pants, white running shoes and sunglasses. He was carrying a black and white patterned handbag.

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长沙桑拿 21/11/2018

Where $1M of your Ice Bucket Challenge fundraising money went

It was seen as a gimmick: In 2014, people around the world dumped buckets of ice over their heads, challenging their peers to do the same while raising money for ALS. Now scientists who received funding from the Ice Bucket Challenge say they’ve uncovered an important discovery shedding light on the disease.

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    A team of doctors who got $1 million in Ice Bucket Challenge funding say they’ve identified a new ALS gene, called NEK1, from their research. They say it should be ranked as one of the most common genes that contributes to the disease.

    Their findings, published this week in the journal Nature Genetics, could help doctors with carving out a concrete treatment, the researchers say.

    “Global collaboration among scientists, which was really made possible by ALS Ice Bucket Challenge donations, led to this important discovery,” Dr. John Landers, the study’s lead author, said in a statement.

    “It is a prime example of the success that can come from the combined efforts of so many people, all dedicated to finding the causes of ALS. This kind of collaborative study is, more and more, where the field is headed,” Landers said.

    READ MORE: Ice Bucket Challenge raises over $16M for ALS Canada

    ALS – or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – is a neurodegenerative disease where the nerve cells that control your muscles die, according to ALS Canada. The “living wires” that connect your brain to your muscles degenerate, leading to a loss of mobility, loss of speech and paralysis.

    By summer 2014, the ALS Association’s Ice Bucket Challenge swept the world. Ultimately, about $115 million was raised – Canadians raised over $16 million for the cause. Ten million dollars was poured into research while $6 million was doled out to programs that deliver support to Canadians who suffer from ALS.

    Global scientists, led by experts out of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, saud they put their $1 million in funding to use in the “largest-ever” study of inherited ALS.

    Keep in mind, 10 per cent of ALS cases are genetic.

    READ MORE: Will the Ice bucket challenge change how non-profits fundraise?

    For his research, Landers and his team conducted a genome-wide search for ALS risk genes in more than 1,000 ALS families.

    They also looked at genes in 13,000 people who had “sporadic” ALS, which means they were diagnosed without a family history.

    In both cases, there was an overrepresentation of NEK1. It’s known to play a part in maintaining the cytoskeleton that gives neurons their shape. Landers and his team estimate that NEK1 is linked to three per cent of all ALS cases.

    These results were two years in the making. In 2014, the ALS Association announced its funding for Project MinE, which was an international effort to sequences the genomes of 15,000 people with ALS.

    MinE eastablished a U.S. arm, which pulled in Landers’ research.

    READ MORE: What is ALS? The disease behind the ice bucket challenge

    The ALS Association is still pouring money into Landers’ next steps. He said he plans on working with mouse models to better understand NEK1’s role in the disease.

    Read more about the findings here.

    Research Funding for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) in the United States | HealthGrove

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长沙桑拿 21/11/2018

Stand-out celebrity moments at the Democratic National Convention (so far)

The Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia has certainly been enlisting the A-list star power, and history was made Tuesday night when Hillary Clinton was officially nominated as the Democratic nominee for president of the United States.

Tuesday evening’s theme was “A Lifetime of Fighting for Children and Families,” which highlights Clinton’s dedication to supporting the rights, needs and dreams of families, women and children.

Celebrities stood behind Clinton as they heaped praise on the Democratic nominee while sharing their dislike of Republican candidate Donald Trump.

READ MORE: Celebs you can expect to see at the Democratic National Convention

Here are some of the famous names that have attended the event (so far):

Elizabeth Banks

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The evening’s host, Elizabeth Banks, took the stage to Queen’s We Are the Champions, mocking a similar entrance by Trump at the Republican convention.

The Hunger Games actress attempted to crack a couple jokes (some of which were barely acknowledged) while introducing a short video about Hillary Clinton.

She also got serious when discussing the importance of the next election and what it means for the country.

READ MORE: Elizabeth Banks’ jokes fall flat at Democratic convention

Tony Goldwyn

Tony Goldwyn, also known as Scandal’s President Fitz, approached the podium and introduced “mothers of the movement,” which included the mothers of Sandra Bland, Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner.

Goldwyn said, “Hillary [Clinton] says we can’t hide from these hard truths about race and justice in America,” adding, “We have to name them, and own them, and then change them. That’s what she’ll do as president. And the mothers of the movement prove that one life at a time, one mother at a time, we can change the world.”

READ MORE: Stephen Colbert interviews Cartoon Hillary Clinton post-nomination

Later that night, the Scandal star posted a photo on Instagram with the caption, “So proud to have introduced the #MothersoftheMovement tonight at the #DNC2016 #imwithherus.”

Andra Day

Singer Andra Day took the stage to perform an inspired rendition of Rise Up, with music by United Percussion. The Grammy-nominated song is about inner strength, power, poise and grace.

Tuesday night’s performance wasn’t the first time Day performed Rise Up on television; she sang the song this past February during a Black Lives Matter special that aired on ESPN.

READ MORE: Social media celebrates Hillary Clinton’s Democratic nomination

The singer also performed last month at a sold-out “She’s With Us” concert for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Lena Dunham and America Ferrera

Girls star and creator Lena Dunham and former Ugly Betty star America Ferrera took the stage to take on Trump and what he stands for in the presidential election.

The two actresses opened their speeches with references to Trump’s attitude towards women and immigrants.

WATCH: Actresses America Fererra, Lena Dunham fire back at Trump’s comments against women

Dunham started, “My name is Lena Dunham, and according to Donald Trump, my body is probably a 2,” and Ferrera continued, “My name is America Ferrera, and according to Donald Trump, I’m probably a rapist.”

READ MORE: Michelle Obama wows Democratic convention with passionate endorsement of Hillary Clinton

Dunham discussed Clinton’s stance on women’s rights, while Ferrera discussed the experiences she’s had as the daughter of Honduran immigrants.

The duo pointed out that Trump is trying to send women’s rights back to when women were meant to be “beautiful and silent.”

Both actresses have been vocal supporters of Clinton’s candidacy throughout the election.

Debra Messing

Debra Messing approached the podium to deliver a message in support of unity, while speaking about the tragedy of 9/11 and reminding everyone how it brought America together.

The Will and Grace alum admitted “the trauma that followed will never fully fade,” adding “but neither will the sense of awe I felt after watching so many brave men and women pulling complete strangers from the flames and wreckage, risking everything to protect us through hours and days of sheer terror.”

READ MORE: John Oliver slams Donald Trump and ‘mismanaged sh**tshow’ RNC 

Messing went on to introduce the crowd to one of the heroes of that day, NYPD detective Joe Sweeney, who took the stage to share his story.

Celebrity supporters singing Fight Song

After Bill Clinton finished his speech, Elizabeth Banks introduced the music video for Our Fight Song.

The song includes celebrities like actress Nikki Reed, singer-songwriter Sia, actor Rob Reiner, singer Mandy Moore, Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson and many more.

READ MORE: WATCH: Jon Stewart slams Trump from Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ desk

The music video is a way for the Democratic party to showcase the diversity and star power behind them, and call people to action.

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep took the stage in an American flag dress, exciting the crowd by exclaiming, “We’ve got some fight left in us, don’t we?”

The Oscar winner went on to ask, “What does it take to be the first female anything?”

The actress went into detail about Deborah Sampson, a woman who disguised herself as a man in order to serve in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.

READ MORE: Views from the RNC: Was Donald Trump’s speech enough to win over Republicans?

Streep celebrated female groundbreakers Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Sally Ride and others for breaking through the boundaries and encouraging other generations to follow.

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys closed out the second night of the DNC by performing a mini-medley of hits, which included her 2007 song Superwoman and her new song, In Common.

The singer called for party unity by saying, “We can’t let politics divide us. We have to show that bigotry and fear will never win, because we have so much in common.”

Other celebrities that have attended the 2016 event include actress Erika Alexander, singer-songwriter Ben Folds, comedian Al Franken, actress Eva Longoria, singer Paul Simon, comedian Sarah Silverman, actress Rosie Perez, NBA player Jason Collins, singer Demi Lovato, vocal group Boyz II Men, actress Susan Sarandon, television host Stephen Colbert, actress Ashley Judd and actor Josh Gad.

See the full DNC schedule below:

July 25 – United Together
Speakers: Michelle Obama, Bernie Sanders and DREAMer Astrid Silva
July 26 – A Lifetime of Fighting for Children and Families
Speakers: 42nd President Bill Clinton and Mothers of the Movement
July 27 – Working Together
Speakers: President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden
July 28 – Stronger Together
Speakers: Chelsea Clinton and Hillary Clinton

Democratic Path to Nomination | InsideGov

长沙桑拿 21/11/2018

Catherine McKay sentenced to 10 years in impaired driving crash that killed a Saskatoon family

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Catherine McKay, who pleaded guilty in June to impaired driving causing death after a family of four was killed in January, learned her fate on Wednesday.

Judge Barry Singer accepted a joint submission asking for her to serve 10 years in prison, less time served.

She has also been banned from driving for 12 years after she gets out.


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    Court heard that McKay was three times the legal limit when she ran a stop sign on Jan. 3 and slammed into the side of a vehicle at the intersection of Highway 11 and Wanuskewin Road.

    Jordan Van de Vorst, 34 and Chanda, 33, were pronounced dead at the scene. Their children, five-year-old Kamryn and two-year-old Miguire, would later die in hospital.

    “We would be enjoying our kids and our grandkids right now except for that decision that she made and it was very, very hard to hear those details it really was,” said Lou Van de Vorst, Jordan’s father.

    “She drove the car to the bar after she was drinking at home – now she could have said simply ‘OK, I’m going to take a cab to the bar, have a few drinks, take a cab home’ that would’ve been fine, that’s an easy decision to make but she didn’t make that decision.”

    READ MORE: Saskatoon family reeling after fatal crash claims four lives

    McKay was even offered a ride that evening by a bartender who noticed she seemed intoxicated but she didn’t take it.

    The family was hoping for a 12-year sentence – the worst penalty – in a province with the worst record for impaired driving.

    “The range in the country up until this year has been disgusting, I don’t think there is a better word to describe it,” said Crown prosecutor Micheal Pilon.

    “Ten years is a big jump over the seven, seven-and-a-half that have been previously done. Hopefully, we don’t see more cases like where four people are killed in one swoop by one drunk driver but if it does happen again hopefully this does set a precedent for consideration in the future.”

    An emotional courtroom heard two-and-a-half hours of victim impact statements before the decision was read.

    With files from Meaghan Craig

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长沙桑拿 21/11/2018

Email from Vancouver realtor to clients suggests ways around foreign buyer tax

A letter from a Vancouver realtor to his clients suggests ways to get around the new 15 per cent foreign buyer tax implemented by the provincial government. It is just part of a howling chorus of real estate professionals upset with the province’s latest legislation.

An email sent by Century 21 realtor Michael Stewart and obtained by Global BC calls the new tax, announced on Monday and to be in effect on Aug. 2 this year, “unfortunate news” that might have “a big impact.”

It goes on to offer a solution.

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“For our clients and others who have bought presales we do offer a solution. Most of the presales bought in the last 24-36 months have seen significant increases in value. It is possible in many cases to assign the presale purchase contract to a family member or friend who is a Canadian Citizen or Resident. For those of you who do not have that option, we may be able to sell the presale to a third part[sic] at a profit to you.”

READ MORE: B.C. to bring in 15 per cent foreign buyer tax: Finance Minister

Stewart is suggesting foreign buyers can use assignment clauses to flip their pre-sale condo before the building is complete and they must register their land title and pay the tax.

According to the new foreign buyer tax legislation, any foreign buyer who purchases a pre-sale condo does not need to pay the 15 per cent tax until the building is complete and the unit is registered into the land title registry.

Given rapid year-over-year price increases and that many pre-sales occur years before the building is built, that gives considerable time for a buyer to flip their property for a profit without incurring the tax.

READ MORE: NDP says foreign buyer tax will not apply to purchases of pre-sale condos

The second solution offered by Stewart, that he may be able to sell the pre-sale to a third party, is more ambiguous, but it likely indicates the realtor would assign the contract to another one of his clients.

Stewart told Global BC he received a lot of hate mail after sending out the email, but he thinks it is because most don’t understand the legislation.

“I think a lot of people may have misunderstood what I’m saying. This is not tax avoidance and this is not a way to rip off the government. I would not do that and I am not allowed to do that.”

He adds that his suggestions are “totally legitimate and totally legal.” He also argues that encouraging foreign buyers to flip their pre-sale condos actually will help affordability as it frees up more supply.

But Premier Christy Clark says realtors should not be advising their clients on how to get around the tax.

“Realtors should not be doing that. They should be informing their clients that every single one of these transactions could be audited.”

The premier says the government has an audit team ready to analyze every transaction that was on the table and closed before Aug. 2.

Realtors are upset, deals are shaken

As a realtor, Stewart is just one of many who is in opposition to the new tax.

“I think it is unfair because it is abrupt. I think it is a highly political thing and a response by the provincial government to concerns about affordability, and it’s so that Christy Clark can win the next election. I support her, but I personally am going to be taking a big hit on this. I sell in an area with a lot of foreign buyers, so I personally am taking a hit on this.”

Stewart estimates that foreign buyers make up about 10 per cent of his clients, the same proportion reported by the B.C. government on Tuesday. The latest data from the Ministry of Finance found that foreign buyers made up 10.9 per cent of all real estate transactions in the City of Vancouver from June 10 to July 14.

That number jumped to 18 per cent in Richmond and 17.7 per cent in Burnaby. Across Metro Vancouver, it averaged at 9.7 per cent.

READ MORE: Foreigners bought 10.9 per cent of Vancouver real estate between June and July

Stewart says he has already heard from many clients who are uneasy with the new legislation.

“I’ve got clients who are deeply concerned about this and there undoubtedly will be lawsuits, deals dying, and bad things happening in the real estate market.”

Don Ledoux, a realtor with Royal LePage, feels the same.

“I just can’t believe that the place I grew up and lived for thirty years, that there’s a government that can come along and have legal contracts in place and can impose a tax on people who have a deposit. It doesn’t fit with what I see as a Canadian what we stand for.”

Real Estate Board cries foul

The outrage from realtors has sparked the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV), which has previously minimized the impact of foreign money in the Vancouver market, to ask its members to send a letter to their MLA and the premier.

In a memo to its members, the REBGV says they have asked brokers to report how many accepted deals will be impacted and the total dollar value of those transactions. They also “urge all members” to write their elected representatives and let them know their feelings.

They include a form letter which begins: “I’m writing to express my concern with the provincial government’s decision to implement a new foreign buyer tax on August 2 with no consultation and no time for the home buying and selling public to prepare.”

It also says that the tax is “causing unnecessary stress and volatility in our housing market.”

It requests that the government exempt accepted real estate contracts already in place from the new tax.

UPDATE: The Real Estate Council of B.C. says realtor Michael Stewart is now under investigation. A statement provided by the council reads:

“The legislation introduced by government earlier this week includes anti-avoidance rules designed to prevent transactions that are undertaken to avoid or defer payment of the Additional Property Transfer Tax.  The Province is introducing and will be enforcing stringent non-compliance penalties. Under the legislation, any individual  who fails to pay the additional tax, or who participates in providing incorrect information to avoid the tax could be liable for fines of up to $100,000  and/or two years in prison.

“The Council advises all consumers to obtain independent professional legal or accounting advice before entering into any transaction promoted to them as a “solution” or measure to avoid payment of applicable taxes.  On July 25, in an email to all licensees, the Council advised licensees to recommend to both their buyer clients and their seller clients to seek independent professional advice to determine if their trade in real estate will be subject to the Additional Property Transfer Tax, and any potential impact that may have.

“The Council has contacted the licensee and the brokerage to advise them to immediately cease these advertisements. We have opened an investigation and will be looking into the matter very closely.”

长沙桑拿 21/11/2018

ISIS claims responsibility for twin bombings on Syrian town killing 44

DAMASCUS, Syria – A twin bombing struck a crowd in a predominantly Kurdish town in northern Syria on Wednesday, killing 44 people and wounding dozens more, Syria’s state-run news agency and Kurdish media reported. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack.

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    Media reports said a truck loaded with large quantities of explosives blew up on the western edge of the town of Qamishli, followed by an explosives-packed motorcycle a few minutes later in the same area. The blasts caused massive damage in the area and rescue teams were working to recover victims from under the rubble, the SANA news agency said.

    Qamishli, near the Turkish border, is mainly controlled by Kurds but Syrian government forces are present and control the town’s airport.

    Syrian state TV broadcast footage showing people running away from a mushroom of gray smoke rising over the town and others running amid wrecked or burnt cars.

    Qamishli resident Suleiman Youssef, a writer, told The Associated Press by telephone that he heard the first explosion from few miles away. He said the blasts leveled several buildings to the ground and many people were trapped under the rubble.

    “Most of the buildings at the scene of the explosion have been heavily damaged because of the strength of the blast,” he said.

    The Islamic State group, in a statement published by the IS-linked Aamaq news agency, said it carried out the attack in Qamishli, describing it as a truck bombing that struck a complex of Kurdish offices. The extremist group has carried out several bombings in Kurdish areas in Syria in the past.

    READ MORE: Islamic State magazine claims Ansbach attacker fought for group before coming to Germany

    The predominantly Kurdish U.S.-backed Syria Democratic Forces have been the main force fighting IS in northern Syria, capturing significant territory from the extremists over the past two years.

    Wednesday’s explosion came as U.S.-backed Kurdish forces pressed ahead with their offensive to take the IS-held town of Manbij, also in northern Syria but further to the east of Qamishli.

长沙桑拿 21/11/2018

MTV VMAs 2016 nominations: Beyoncé and Adele lead the pack

Beyoncé and Adele are the top nominees at the MTV Video Music Awards, where their music videos will compete against Kanye West’s controversial Famous for video of the year.

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Famous, Beyoncé’s Formation and Adele’s Hello will battle Justin Bieber’s Sorry and Drake’s Hotline Bling for the top prize when the VMAs air live Aug. 28 from New York’s Madison Square Garden. The nominations were announced Tuesday.

West’s infamous Famous features what appears to be naked images of the rapper and other celebrities, including Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian, Donald Trump and Bill Cosby.

READ MORE: Kanye West ‘Famous’ video: Lena Dunham condemns ‘sickening’ imagery

The song is at the centre of his current war with Swift: Kardashian recently leaked audio of Swift giving West her blessing after he told her the lyric, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex.”

But Swift later said she was upset because West did not play her the entire track or tell her the full lyric regarding her, which included the line, “Why? I made that bitch famous.”

Beyoncé, though, is the overall VMA leader with 11 nominations — marking a career best for the pop diva, who released her Emmy-nominated Lemonade visual album this year.

Adele is behind her with eight nominations. The songstresses will compete for best female video along with Rihanna, Sia and Ariana Grande.

West is nominated for best male video against Drake, the Weeknd, Bryson Tiller and Calvin Harris, whose nomination is for This is What You Came For, which he co-wrote with former girlfriend Swift.

READ MORE: Adele accidentally kisses fan on lips during concert

David Bowie, who died from cancer earlier this year, is nominated for best direction, cinematography, art direction and editing for Lazarus — a video that showed him frail and lying in bed, eyes bandaged. It was released several days before the icon’s Jan. 10 death.

Others who earned multiple nominations include Coldplay, Desiigner, Fergie and Alessia Cara.

Fans can start voting online Tuesday. Nominees for best song of summer will be announced at a later date.

Swift won last year’s video of the year with Bad Blood, which featured Kendrick Lamar and included cameos from Selena Gomez, Lena Dunham and others.

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长沙桑拿 21/11/2018

DNC hack exposed U.S. passport numbers of Canadian residents

Hackers who stole almost 20,000 emails from the U.S. Democratic Party, and published them online, exposed the passport numbers of Americans in Canada who gave to the party in late April and May.

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    There has been speculation that the Russian government was behind the hack by WikiLeaks, a claim it denies.

    Released on the eve of the party’s convention in Philadelphia, the content of the leak caused some embarrassment. Some emails suggested that party officials sought to undermine Sen. Bernie Sanders, a rival to the eventual nominee, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Longtime party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned after the emails were made public.

    The data includes over 50 records of Americans abroad giving money to the party, including several in Canada. All had to provide their passport number, as well as home phone number, personal e-mail address, home address, occupation and employer, which are all now published on Wikileaks.

    READ MORE: Democratic emails: All about the hack, the leak, the discord

    Complete credit card numbers aren’t included in the leaked data.

    “I had no knowledge of any of this,” says Toronto-based theatre writer Jeniva Berger, whose U.S. passport data appears on Wikileaks. “I didn’t know there was anything the matter with our data.”

    “That certainly is disturbing – you don’t want that kind of thing to be bandied around online.”

    Berger, a U.S. citizen who votes in Illinois, donated to the Democrats in May.

    “That’s bad news,” said Montreal resident Dorothy Piron, whose data was also leaked. “It doesn’t sound like a good thing, to have your information published.”

    Global News asked the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa what Americans whose passport data is published online along with other identifying information should do about it, but haven’t heard back.

    Passport numbers are one piece of information would-be identity thieves are looking for, the RCMP warns.

    WATCH BELOW: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a simple but sharp answer on Tuesday, July 26, to a reporter’s question on the Democratic Party’s email leak scandal.

长沙桑拿 21/11/2018

Hillary Clinton still troubled by image problems, trust issues despite repackaging

PHILADELPHIA – Meet the new Hillary Clinton, repackaged and updated from previous versions. But will voters notice or care?

After decades in the public eye, Clinton is being presented to Americans again at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia, this time as a barrier-breaking liberal champion who fights for families and children.

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But even as Democratic Party stars delivered one testimonial after another this week, some voters watching from the convention floor said they already know Clinton, or think they do, through her years as first lady, senator and secretary of state, and not all views are favourable. That presents a unique challenge for Clinton and her supporters as they try to reintroduce one of the country’s most visible women to voters who’ve been watching her for years.

“Why can’t we have somebody in the White House that doesn’t need to be shined up?” asked 31-year-old Liz Maratea of New Jersey, standing Tuesday outside the Wells Fargo Center, where she’d come to support Bernie Sanders. “Nothing needs to be repackaged about Bernie.”

READ MORE: Social media celebrates Hillary Clinton’s Democratic nomination

Clinton backers have long argued that if voters only knew her as those close to her do, they would find plenty to like. The campaign has worked on that message in recent months, and this week’s convention is aimed squarely at presenting that Clinton to the bigger general election audience.

The portrait was laid out in waves this week.

She is someone who wants to “break down all the barriers to opportunity,” in the words of Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland.

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton makes history as Democratic presidential nominee

She’s tireless and hard-working, gets knocked down but “has never quit on anything in her life,” said First Lady Michelle Obama.

She’s spent decades fighting for women and children, minorities and the disabled – or, as her husband, former President Bill Clinton, put it Tuesday night, “She’s a change-maker.”

Some of the reintroduction is more than cosmetic: Clinton moved left on issues including trade and education in the course of the primary campaign, adopting stances pushed by Sanders.

READ MORE: The trouble with Bill: What would Bill Clinton’s title be if Hillary gets elected?

It’s far from the first time Clinton has had to reintroduce herself. Allies say she’s often been preceded by wrong impressions created by political adversaries. Others note that she’s done harm to her own image through issues like her use of a personal email server.

Backers argue that Clinton’s strength is not as a campaigner but as a hard worker, and once she gets a job, she adopts a “workhorse” approach that impresses even adversaries.

VIDEO: Can Hillary Clinton win over U.S. voters by November’s presidential election?

Former Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln recalled fellow senators wondering whether Clinton would require a lot of attention when she joined the Senate in 2001. But Lincoln said she heard from colleagues, “You know what, you were right, she’s not a diva, she wants to work.” Lincoln added, “I wish people could know her as I know her.”

Some skeptical voters in Philadelphia are willing to give Clinton a re-hearing, especially after listening to fellow Democrats vouch for her from the convention stage.

READ MORE: Bernie Sanders makes classy move at DNC in support of Hillary Clinton

“I’m always open to new information,” said Colby Clipston, 23, of Portland, Oregon. He pointed to Sanders’ convention speech, where the senator detailed positions that he and Clinton now share.

“If Hillary Clinton comes out and she demonstrates that she is going to be someone we can trust to stick to that, I think we can begin to have a conversation,” Clipston said.

长沙桑拿 21/11/2018

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to visit B.C. and Yukon this fall

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and his wife Catherine, will be visiting British Columbia and the Yukon this fall.

This will be the Royal couple’s second visit to Canada. Their first Royal Tour was conducted in late June and early July 2011, when they visited Ontario, Montréal, Québec, Charlottetown, Summerside, Yellowknife, Slave Lake and Calgary.

The itinerary of the 2016 Royal Tour has not yet been announced by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

“Once again, Sharon and I will be delighted to welcome Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Canada,” said His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, in a release. “Their Royal Tour will take them to the beautiful province of British Columbia and the scenic territory of Yukon. Our true Canadian pride and spirit will shine and be at the very heart of this visit so they can feel at home.”

In a statement, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he is delighted by the announcement of the upcoming Royal visit and hopes it will showcase some of Canada’s finest natural beauty.

“This Royal Tour, the second undertaken by Their Royal Highnesses to Canada, also presents a unique opportunity for Canadians of all backgrounds to meet with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and learn more about our heritage, traditions, and institutions,” said Trudeau.

“Our government looks forward to providing Canadians with further details closer to the beginning of the Royal Tour.”

More details to come.

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