Law student calls for veteran homicide detective’s ouster after class lecture

A University of Alberta law student is calling for the suspension of Edmonton’s best-known homicide detective — a city cop of more than 30 years — over comments she claims he made as a guest lecturer.

Caitlin Dick, a second-year law student, alleges city police Staff Sgt. Bill Clark made derogatory comments about defence lawyers, referred to a homicide victim’s race and called criminals maggots during a presentation to her class on Nov. 1.

Tom Engel, a defence lawyer and well-known police critic, is representing Dick’s case and filed a complaint with the city’s acting police chief over Clark’s alleged comments Wednesday.

“This is not the first time that Staff Sergeant Clark has faced trouble and controversy regarding public statements he has made,” the letter of complaint to acting Chief Kevin Brezinski reads. “He has been disciplined previously. Despite that, he has demonstrated that he is ungovernable and unfit to serve as a police officer.”

“He should be suspended immediately or put into some sort of a position where he is no longer involved in investigations and prosecutions.”

In an emailed statement, police service spokeswoman Cheryl Sheppard said the acting chief has received the letter and has ordered an investigation by the Professional Standards Branch (PSB).

“He is concerned by the comments attributed to a member of the Edmonton Police Service,” Sheppard said. “Pursuant to the provisions of the Police Act, the Chief has directed that a PSB investigation be conducted into the allegations.”

Clark did not respond to an emailed request for comment.

In a Thursday interview, Dick said: “When the police say things that are so blatantly shocking and inappropriate, and when they act in a way that is unbecoming of the role they’re supposed to play, we shouldn’t be scared to speak out.”

Dick, in her complaint, said the detective was a guest of …read more

Source:: Edmonton Journal

Ezra Miller’s darkly magical look stunned fans at the ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ premiere

Ezra Miller

Ezra Miller’s show-stopping red carpet look easily stole the show at the “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” premiere.
The unique look comes from the Moncler Pierpaolo Piccioli collection and will keep even the darkest witches and wizards toasty warm with its down filling.
Miller’s character was a key part of the first movie — and “The Crimes of Grindelwald” will likely delve more deeply into his past.

If your character survived certain death at the end of the first movie in your franchise, you might come out looking something like Ezra Miller did for his recent red-carpet appearance.

On Thursday, Miller, along with his co-stars including Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Zoe Kravitz, and Jude Law graced the red carpet in Paris to promote “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.”

Miller opted for a stunning albeit puffy all-black look

Rocking the red carpet in a Moncler Pierpaolo Piccioli ensemble, you can almost feel the confidence rolling off of Miller in big, puffy waves that clearly differentiate Miller from his character in the first film.

Of course, that could also have to do with the very real possibility of Credence Barebone secretly being one of the Lestranges from way back — but fans will just have to wait and see if that particular theory is accurate.

The rest of the cast of “Fantastic Beasts” donned simpler attire

You can catch the film in theaters on November 16.

Ezra Miller recently opened up about Hollywood and his #MeToo moment

In a recent spread for The Hollywood Reporter, Miller said he was harassed by an unnamed director and producer when he was underage.

“They [the producer and director] gave me wine and I was underaged,” Miller recalled. “They were like, ‘Hey, want to be in our movie about gay revolution?’ And I was like, ‘No, …read more

Source:: Business Insider

26 Innovations That’ll Change Your Mind About Self-Tanners

Since we’re all well aware of the dangers of tanning beds — and too much time in natural sunlight sans SPF — self-tanners are the perfect solution for when the pastiness of those post-summer months gets to be a little too much for those of us who crave sun-kissed skin.

Sadly, not all self-tanners are created equally, and some can leave you looking streakier than a tabby cat. Luckily, beauty brands have launched innovative new products to make the process almost foolproof. Here are the ones to know about right now, so you don’t end up an orange mess later.

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If you’ve ever wondered how the Victoria’s Secret Angels always look so flawlessly sun-kissed, then we have your answer: Pradas Glow. Created by celebrity spray tan artist, Kristyn Pradas, her eponymous line includes this self-tanning mousse, which is made for people on-the-go. When you’re in a hurry, you can smooth this formula on, wait an hour, then immediately rinse. Not only will you get a quick-fix glow, but the tan will gradually develop for the next 24 hours before evening out to a long-lasting radiance.

Pradas Glow Sol Solution Sunless Tanning Mousse, $19.98, available at Pradas Glow

Charlotte Tilbury’s overnight mask cuts your tanning routine in half. Instead of having to decide between an extensive regimen and bronzing your body head-to-toe, this overnight lotion not only hydrates and plumps, but also tans while you sleep. Within two days, you’ve gone from winter pale to sun-kissed summer.

Charlotte Tilbury Overnight Bronze & Glow Mask, $55, available at Nordstrom

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Source:: Refinery29

Wine column: Amarone’s quality stems from Italian heritage

It’s time to break out the big reds! Red wines are outselling crisp whites, and one style of wine that’s very popular is Amarone. My son-in-law, Ramon, went to Antica Bottega del Vino in Verona this spring, home to an association called the Amarone Family (composed of 13 family-owned producers). One of the founders was in town last month — Stefano Cesari from Brigaldara winery — with a mission to promote the wines and their history.

He told the story of this very old restaurant (dating to the 16th century) that was failing and how in 2009 the Amarone Family invested in this bottega, not to just sell their wines, but also to offer some of the best wines in the world. Their wine list and the food have won awards. It’s also a beautiful place for the Amarone Family to take their customers to do business.

The platform of this association is to preserve the quality and history of Amarone, and to be guardians of the earth and vine health without the use of herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers, using insects to battle vine issues. These methods result in higher quality grapes and, therefore, high-quality wines — at the expense of production. Stefano says he doesn’t worry about how many tons are produced, only the level of quality.

Native varietals Corvina and Corvinone, Rondinella, and smaller amounts of other Italian varieties such as Molinara and Oseleta are used to make the wines in the region of Valpolicella.

Production of Amarone is labour-intensive and expensive. They start by considering what grapes will be picked for Amarone, because the Consorzio sets the annual allowable percentage of production. Stefano says, “this year will be 40 percent. So, we go into the vineyard to choose the best grapes — up to 40 percent of production. The best …read more

Source:: Edmonton Journal