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Dangerous Heat, Unhealthy Air Forecast In Inland Empire: Officials
A cocktail of heat and smog is forecast across the region beginning Thursday.RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA — Triple-digit heat will bake much of the Inland Empire later this week, with forecasters warning of potentially dangerous highs of up to 115 degrees in the Coachella Valley and the San Gorgonio Pass near Banning.An excessive heat warning will be in effect in those areas from 10 a.m. Thursday to 8 p.m. Sunday, according to the National Weather Service."Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for h...
A cocktail of heat and smog is forecast across the region beginning Thursday.
RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA — Triple-digit heat will bake much of the Inland Empire later this week, with forecasters warning of potentially dangerous highs of up to 115 degrees in the Coachella Valley and the San Gorgonio Pass near Banning.
An excessive heat warning will be in effect in those areas from 10 a.m. Thursday to 8 p.m. Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
"Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities," according to the NWS.
The rest of Riverside County is under a heat advisory from 10 a.m. Thursday until 8 p.m. Saturday, the NWS reported. Highs are forecast to hover around 90 in Temecula, but the NWS reported the rest of Southwest Riverside County can expect temperatures in the mid to upper 90s.
As a result of the heat wave, ground-level ozone (smog) — the predominant summertime pollutant — is likely to reach unhealthy and very unhealthy levels in parts of the Inland Empire and the Coachella Valley, according to a statement Tuesday from the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
The worst air is forecast in Crestline, Big Bear, Redlands, San Bernardino, and nearby areas. But even areas near the Southern California coast may reach unhealthy levels, according to the agency.
"Unusually poor air quality is expected due to a strong high-pressure ridge located over the Desert Southwest," according to the SCAQMD statement. "The National Weather Service forecasts that temperatures will be highest Thursday through Sunday, with temperatures 10-15 degrees F above average. Elevated temperatures, which enhance ozone formation rates and increase emissions of chemicals leading to ozone formation, coupled with predicted light winds may cause unusually high and persistent levels of ozone pollution.
"Ozone air pollution can cause respiratory health problems, including trouble breathing, asthma attacks, and lung damage," the SCAQMD statement continued. "Research also indicates that ozone exposure can increase the risk of premature death. Children, older adults, and people with asthma or COPD may be more sensitive to the health effects of ozone."
Due to the poor air quality, the SCAQMD is advising residents to reduce "prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion" and schedule outdoor activities in the morning when ozone is lower.
As is usual during heat waves, the NWS is urging residents to drink plenty of fluids, seek out air-conditioned spaces and check on vulnerable relatives and neighbors.
According to meteorologists, clear skies and light winds will accompany the soaring mercury, with little relief until the start of next week, when a trough of low pressure is slated to slide into the region.
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Grocery chain Sobey's joins Cineplex and Scotiabank's loyalty program, Scene+
Grocery giant Empire Company Ltd. is moving forward with a new loyalty program after becoming a co-owner of the Scene+ program operated by Cineplex Inc. and Scotiabank.The three parties announced the new partnership on Tuesday. The theatre operator and bank said the addition will allow Scene+ members to earn and redeem points at the majority of the grocer's supermarkets, including Sobeys, Safeway, Foodland, IGA, FreshCo, Needs, Thrifty Foods, Les Marches Tradition, Rachelle Bery and Lawtons DrugsScene+ allows cardholders to rac...
Grocery giant Empire Company Ltd. is moving forward with a new loyalty program after becoming a co-owner of the Scene+ program operated by Cineplex Inc. and Scotiabank.
The three parties announced the new partnership on Tuesday. The theatre operator and bank said the addition will allow Scene+ members to earn and redeem points at the majority of the grocer's supermarkets, including Sobeys, Safeway, Foodland, IGA, FreshCo, Needs, Thrifty Foods, Les Marches Tradition, Rachelle Bery and Lawtons Drugs
Scene+ allows cardholders to rack up points when purchasing movie tickets from Cineplex, meals from Recipe Unlimited Corp. restaurants including Swiss Chalet and Harvey's and when banking with Scotiabank. The points can be redeemed for purchases made with these businesses and others.
The deal could make the program more lucrative because it broadens the roster of retailers Scene+ can be used at and exposes all of the owners to Empire's customers, a consumer base that makes frequent shopping trips.
"We have three great Canadian brands, and we feel with the Scene+ loyalty program, we will basically improve the reach of all of our members, with the addition of groceries and all of the other things we have," said Ellis Jacob, Cineplex's chief executive.
"To me, it's a really a big win for Canadian consumers and a big win for our program as we move forward."
Jacquelin Weatherbee, Empire's vice-president of communications and corporate affairs,said the grocery chain did not have to pay for its co-owner status because of "the opportunity" it brought to all of the partners.
Asked whether ownership was structured at 33.33 per cent each, Dan Rees, Scotiabank's group head of Canadian banking said "we are all equal partners."
He added that millions of Canadians enjoy Cineplex's entertainment every year. Scotiabank and its Tangerine brand have 10 million customers, Empire has roughly 10 million and Scene+ has about 11 million members.
The Scene+ rollout at Empire's chains and through its Voila delivery service will start in Atlantic Canada in 2022, and by early 2023 will be launched in supermarkets across the country.
However, the program will not be available at its Farm Boy or Longo's stores.
"We're always looking at new opportunities to help evolve and expand (the) offering, so they aren't a part of the current rollout plan, but we'll make some considerations for the future," said Weatherbee.
At a later undisclosed date, Scene+ will be accepted at Empire's network of liquor stores in Western Canada.
Competitor Loblaw Companies Ltd. has long operated its own loyalty program that can be used at its grocery stores and pharmacies, while Metro Inc. has its own program in Quebec, uses Air Miles in Ontario and Thunder Bucks in Thunder Bay.
Empire has long relied on Air Miles, which it will now phase out.
Shoppers will be able to earn Air Miles until the Scene+ program is launched in their region.
Empire had "a lot of suitors," when it started exploring a loyalty program, but Weatherbee said it opted for Scene+ because it was a program customers were "overwhelmingly" interested in.
Weatherbee said the consumer profile is changing and they want loyalty programs that are diverse.
"They want choice on when, where and how they can earn and redeem and solo propriety programs jut don't offer that experience."
Scene+ was originally created by Cineplex and Scotiabank in 2007, but relaunched in 2021 with a slew of new partners and benefits for cardholders.
Empire becomes co-owner of Scene+; unveils refreshed loyalty strategy Français
Empire Company Limitedhttps://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/empire-becomes-co-owner-of-scene-unveils-refreshed-loyalty-strategy-810078972.html
STELLARTON, NS, June 7, 2022 /CNW/ - Empire Company Limited ("Empire" or the "Company") (TSX: EMP.A) today unveiled a new loyalty strategy to thrill, reward and connect with customers through Scene+, one of Canada's leading loyalty rewards programs. Along with Scotiabank and Cineplex, Empire is now a co-owner of ...
STELLARTON, NS, June 7, 2022 /CNW/ - Empire Company Limited ("Empire" or the "Company") (TSX: EMP.A) today unveiled a new loyalty strategy to thrill, reward and connect with customers through Scene+, one of Canada's leading loyalty rewards programs. Along with Scotiabank and Cineplex, Empire is now a co-owner of Scene+. Together, these iconic Canadian customer-focused brands will transform the Scene+ program into a preeminent loyalty program in Canada.
The Scene+ rollout in Empire stores will begin in Atlantic Canada in August 2022, and then continue across the country, culminating in early 2023.
Today, Scene+ boasts over 10 million members and offers a superb assortment of opportunities to earn and redeem points across a broad spectrum of partners. Members can earn points through banking with Scotiabank; escaping to Cineplex Theatres and entertainment venues; visiting more than 700 Recipe restaurants across Canada, including Swiss Chalet, Harveys and Montana's; and enjoying extraordinary experiences like trip planning with Expedia. Redemption partners also include retailers like Apple and Best Buy.
Evolving our loyalty offering is one of the final building blocks of our transformation strategy at Empire," said Michael Medline, President & CEO. "This is such an important milestone in our loyalty and customer experience journey. Scene+ is a great example of the game-changing moves we can now make because of the strong foundation we've put in place at Empire. Coupling Scene+ with the investments we've made in technology, data and personalization will push the customer experience in our stores to new heights. Scene+ is on an exciting evolution to become a world-class loyalty program in Canada. We're thrilled to be able to offer our customers significant opportunities to be rewarded when, how and where they want."
"Scene+ members and extensive customer research tell us that grocery is such an important piece of any loyalty offer. We are thrilled to welcome Empire as a new co-owner of Scene+. Together, we will offer Canadians an innovative loyalty offering powered by some of Canada's strongest and most beloved brands," said Tracey Pearce, President, Scene+. "Scene+ intends to add select high-profile consumer and retail brands to the program to make the offers, collection opportunities and overall Scene+ member experience even more exciting for Canadians."
Empire will gradually roll out Scene+ across its banners including Sobeys, Safeway, Foodland, IGA, FreshCo, Chalo! FreshCo, Voilà by Sobeys/Safeway/IGA, Needs, Thrifty Foods, Les Marchés Tradition, Rachelle Bery and Lawtons Drugs, as well as its liquor stores in Western Canada.
As Empire gradually transitions from AIR MILES to Scene+, AIR MILES collectors will continue to earn and redeem in Empire stores until the new Scene+ program is available in that region. Empire is committed to continuing to deliver great value and promotion opportunities to customers through the AIR MILES program as part of the transition.
Scene+ is anticipated to be incremental to sales and earnings in Empire's first year operating the program.
For more information about the Scene+ program, visit: Scene+ Loyalty Program.
This document contains forward-looking statements which are presented for the purpose of assisting the reader to contextualize the Company's financial position and understand management's expectations regarding the Company's strategic priorities, objectives and plans. These forward-looking statements may not be appropriate for other purposes. Forward-looking statements are identified by words or phrases such as "anticipates", "expects", "believes", "estimates", "intends", "could", "may", "plans", "predicts", "projects", "will", "would", "foresees" and other similar expressions or the negative of these terms.
These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the Company's expectation that the new loyalty program will be accretive to sales and earnings in its first year of adoption, as well as the anticipated roll out schedule, future of the Scene+ program and benefits to customers.
By its nature, forward-looking information requires the Company to make assumptions and is subject to inherent risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements made. For more information on risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may impact the Company's forward-looking statements, please refer to the Company's materials filed with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities, including the "Risk Management" section of the fiscal 2021 annual MD&A.
Although the Company believes the predictions, forecasts, expectations or conclusions reflected in the forward-looking information are reasonable, it can provide no assurance that such matters will prove correct. Readers are urged to consider the risks, uncertainties and assumptions carefully in evaluating the forward-looking information and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking information. The forward-looking information in this document reflects the Company's current expectations and is subject to change. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that may be made by or on behalf of the Company other than as required by applicable securities laws.
Empire Company Limited (TSX: EMP.A) is a Canadian company headquartered in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. Empire's key businesses are food retailing, through wholly-owned subsidiary Sobeys Inc., and related real estate. With approximately $28.9 billion in annual sales and $16.4 billion in assets, Empire and its subsidiaries, franchisees and affiliates employ approximately 134,000 people.
Scene+TM is Canada's favourite lifestyle loyalty program that gives members something new to look forward to. Scene+ offers members rewards their way – allowing them to earn and redeem Scene+ points for entertainment, travel, shopping, dining, and banking. Members can also accelerate their earning power with seven Scotiabank credit and debit cards. Scene+ is the national loyalty partner of the NBA® in Canada.
SOURCE Empire Company Limited
For further information: Media Contact: , Karen White-Boswell, Director, External Communications, Sobeys Inc., Karen.White-Boswell@sobeys.com, 416-779-2319; Investor Contact, Katie Brine, Vice President, Treasury, Investor Relations, ESG, Finance, Sobeys Inc., Katie.Brine@Sobeys.com, (905) 238-7124 ext. 2092; Meredith Montgomery, Strategic Communications, Scene+, Pressroom@scene.ca, 647-830-5338;
Review: Chaos reigns in ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’
The enduring, collective love for “Jurassic Park” is immensely hard to explain. Steven Spielberg’s 1993 film implanted itself into our cultural consciousness as a kind of platonic ideal of a blockbuster.The enduring, collective love for “Jurassic Park” is immensely hard to explain. Steven Spielberg’s 1993 film implanted itself into our cultural consciousness as a kind of platonic ideal of a blockbuster. And it wasn’t just the 10-year-olds having a formative experience at the movie theater. Mos...
The enduring, collective love for “Jurassic Park” is immensely hard to explain. Steven Spielberg’s 1993 film implanted itself into our cultural consciousness as a kind of platonic ideal of a blockbuster.
The enduring, collective love for “Jurassic Park” is immensely hard to explain. Steven Spielberg’s 1993 film implanted itself into our cultural consciousness as a kind of platonic ideal of a blockbuster. And it wasn’t just the 10-year-olds having a formative experience at the movie theater. Most everyone, it seems, including those who were adults at the time and those who wouldn’t be born for another decade or more, has a story about just how much that movie means to them. It doesn’t even matter how many times you watch it, or how much better special effects get: “Jurassic Park” never tarnishes, it just remains perfectly preserved in amber.
It’s hard to fault anyone for trying to recapture that magic — a filmmaker, a studio, or an audience looking for a fun time at the movies. Even Spielberg himself had trouble. But now, somehow, we’re six movies and three decades in and about as far as one could get from the spark that made that first one so special as we supposedly bid farewell to the “Jurassic World” era with “ Jurassic World: Dominion."
I can’t say I didn’t have some real fun with “Dominion.” There is an exceedingly well-done motorcycle chase through the streets of Taos, immense pleasure in watching Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum together again and the fun addition of a hotshot pilot played by DeWanda Wise. And there is wall-to-wall action that makes the almost two and a half hour runtime go by swiftly. But I also can’t say that I didn’t burst out laughing several times at parts that were not designed to be funny.
“Jurassic World: Dominion” is a chaotic mishmash on an epic scale and, believe it or not, the dinosaurs (who look great) are almost beside the point. After the events of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” dinosaurs are just...around. There’s even a black-market operation in Taos that is so elaborate, you’d think we were 30 years into a post-dino dystopia and not just several years after dinos escaped into the wild. But, again, “Dominion” isn’t really about the dinosaurs. It’s about locusts and tech giants.
A company called Biosin is the big bad here and it’s run by a man named Lewis Dodgson (now played by Campbell Scott) who, you might recall, was the guy looking to buy the embryos in the first film.
Dodgson has morphed from a sweaty Gordon Gekko-type on vacation into a Steve Jobs-ian visionary who is still up to no good and after profits. Dern’s Ellie Sattler suspects that they’re behind a locust epidemic that’s destroying all the food that isn’t grown with Biosin seed and decides to use it as an excuse to team up with Neill’s Alan Grant again for the first time in years. Conveniently, Biosin is also where Goldblum’s Ian Malcolm is an in-house public intellectual. And they’re also looking for the clone girl, Maisie (Isabella Sermon), from the last film. She’s been in hiding with Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) for the past few years.
There is a lot of elaborate wheel-spinning and globetrotting to get everyone to the Biosin headquarters in the Dolomites, a Bond villian complex that's surrounded by a dino sanctuary.
It's a lot of people too. At some points, there are eight running from dinosaurs together. Oddly, this doesn’t have the effect of upping the stakes. It’s more like watching a tour group at an experiential amusement park exhibit, which might have something to do with the lingering problem that it may not be fun to watch the dinosaurs run amok anymore, no matter how big they’ve gotten.
Colin Trevorrow is back in the director’s chair and shares a writing credit with Emily Carmichael, who adds value and wit to the proceedings, but it’s hard to say what it all adds up to. It's fun at times and silly at others. But it doesn't course correct enough to redeem this franchise or bring it back to Earth. “Jurassic World” started too big. There was nowhere to grow, except at the box office.
It was a Hail Mary to bring back the “Jurassic Park” originals. But their big meeting with the “Jurassic World” cast has the unintended effect of reminding how little we have come to care about the new cast. It’s not really their fault. Pratt and Howard have some good moments here too, but their characters got flattened somewhere along the way. And there is just no competition when the originals are there being charming.
At one point, Goldbum’s chaotician Ian Malcolm quips “Jurassic World? Not a fan.” He’s talking about the failed amusement park that kickstarted the new trilogy, but it’s also so on-the-nose you have to applaud everyone behind it, from the filmmakers to the studio. They’re waving goodbye with a laugh.
“Jurassic World: Dominion,” a Universal Pictures release in theaters Thursday, is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for, “language, intense sequences of action, some violence." Running time: 146 minutes. Two stars out of four.
MPAA Definition of PG-13: Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
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Island nations facing 'triple crisis,' Barbados PM says during meeting with Trudeau
LOS ANGELES — The prime minister of Barbados evoked a Jamaican reggae legend Wednesday as she described in stark terms the "triple crisis" in her region that's threatening the health and welfare of the entire Western Hemisphere.LOS ANGELES — The prime minister of Barbados evoked a Jamaican reggae legend Wednesday as she described in stark terms the "triple crisis" in her region that's threatening the health and welfare of the entire Western Hemisphere."Bob Marley would say, 'So much trouble ...
LOS ANGELES — The prime minister of Barbados evoked a Jamaican reggae legend Wednesday as she described in stark terms the "triple crisis" in her region that's threatening the health and welfare of the entire Western Hemisphere.
LOS ANGELES — The prime minister of Barbados evoked a Jamaican reggae legend Wednesday as she described in stark terms the "triple crisis" in her region that's threatening the health and welfare of the entire Western Hemisphere.
"Bob Marley would say, 'So much trouble in the world,'" Mia Mottley said at the outset of a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, for him the first of many at this week's Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles.
The plight Mottley described is hardly unfamiliar: the lasting economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, soaring fuel and food costs exacerbated by the war in Ukraine, and a climate crisis that's being felt most acutely in tiny island nations like Barbados.
She also cited the worsening problem of antimicrobial resistance, a particular scourge in her part of the world that's killing more than a million people each year by rendering life-saving medications and treatments ineffective.
And she suggested that it's high time the rest of the world — or at least the dozens of leaders gathered this week in California — take notice.
"We don't expect things to change immediately," Mottley said.
"But what we expect is fairness, what we expect is transparency, what we expect is that just as we want to see people here, we want people to see, feel and hear us as well."
For Trudeau, it was a fitting start to a summit that for Canada is focused on finding lasting solutions to the ever-present economic and social challenges for Latin American and Caribbean countries — challenges that pose potentially grave threats to the developed countries that lie further north.
Mottley and Trudeau later took part in a roundtable discussion with leaders from Chile, Belize, Ecuador and Jamaica. Trudeau said they heard complaints about large financial institutions failing to provide the support necessary for small and developing countries to help their citizens.
Trudeau said it is vital for their democracies to thrive and for their people to share in the rewards and realize the benefits.
"We need — as like-minded countries, but quite frankly, as a world — we need democracies to succeed," he said.
"In order for democracies to succeed at a time where they're backsliding, where they're under pressure from all sorts of corners of the world, we need our citizens to feel that success."
Fostering economic success and social stability at home is a key part of the strategy for staving off another problem confronting the hemisphere: the constant migratory tide of would-be refugees who are making their way to the Mexico-U.S. border.
"Nobody leaves his or her home because they want to, they leave because there are no opportunities — because they're facing poverty and an untenable situation," said Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly after the first of her two scheduled meetings with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
"We have to look at the question of creating opportunities in our hemisphere. We need to give trust in people that they can be living in their country, having access to services, to good education for their children, and good health care."
Canada's goal, she added, is "to make sure that some of the concerns of these countries are addressed by our American friends."
U.S. President Joe Biden arrived in Los Angeles late Wednesday to kick off the summit — but not before he took advantage of being on the West Coast to tape an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
Biden is using the opening ceremony to unveil a new hemispheric "partnership" aimed at driving economic growth across the region, which the White House says accounts for 31.9 per cent of global GDP.
The new initiative appears to be a continental cousin to the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, Biden's new partnership with regional powers like Japan, India and South Korea to counter the growing influence of China.
And it's a chance for Canada to get serious about partnering with the United States, said Goldy Hyder, president and CEO of the Business Council of Canada.
"It's an opportunity for us to not just seem to be, but actually be a reliable partner that the United States can count on to help advance our collective interests," said Hyder, who took part in meetings with other private-sector stakeholders on the margins of the summit.
Hyder has assailed the Trudeau government for not being more aggressive in seeking an invitation to the Indo-Pacific party.
"You assert yourself into these things, because it is in our national interest," he said. "These frameworks are America's response to wanting to stay away from trade agreements, clearly. So it's best to be in the room than on the outside looking in."
Canada is using the summit to push for "urgent action" to confront climate change, another key factor in fuelling out-migration, and looking for funding initiatives to help countries in the region.
Advancing gender equality and fostering the economic and democratic growth that comes with it is another pillar of Canada's summit strategy.
Trudeau also met Wednesday with Shilpan Amin, the president of General Motors International, about electric vehicles, the hemisphere's climate goals and the effort to energize economic growth.
Enhancing economic integration and opportunities for export growth in the region will be another key driver of success, Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne said in Ottawa.
"I think that this is an economic zone where Canada can play a leading role with the Caribbean, with Central America, with South America."
This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 8, 2022.
James McCarten, The Canadian Press