Homicide – Arrest: C22-190799
On August 27, 2022, a 15-year-old youth male wanted in connection with two Winnipeg homicides (Danielle Ballantyne and Marvin Felix) and an aggravated assault in the 800 block of Main Street was arrested in Long Plain First Nation. He was turned over to the Winnipeg Police Service Homicide Unit and charged with the following offences:
– Second Degree Murder x 2
– Aggravated Assault
He was detained in custody.
The Winnipeg Police Service would like to thank the Manitoba First Nations Police Service for assisting in this investigation.
The Homicide Unit is continuing these investigations and asks anyone with information to call the Homicide Unit at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477)
As previously released:
On August 25, 2022, the victim critically injured in the 600-block assault succumbed to his injuries. The deceased victim is identified as 54-year-old Marvin William FELIX of Winnipeg. FELIX’s death is determined to be a homicide.
Two additional warrants for Second Degree Murder have been issued for the two above-mentioned youths (a 15-year-old male currently in custody and an outstanding youth male with an existing warrant for murder). One of the initial aggravated assault charges has been upgraded to Second Degree Murder.
Investigators have obtained a Court Order authorizing the release of the identity of a youth suspect sought in connection to this investigation.
NOTE: The Court Order authorizing the release of his identity expires on August 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Media outlets are reminded not to publish his name or photograph after this date.
**This suspect information has now been removed for access and publication***
Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Dani McKinnon, Public Information Officer
Constable Claude Chancy, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs
Latinos Continue To Be Underrepresented In The Media Business – Forbes
A recent report from the Government Accounting Office (GAO) found Latinos continue to be underrepresented in the media business. Although Latinos now account for nearly 19% of the U.S. population, up from 15% in 2010, the GAO study found Latinos represent only 12% of the media workforce compared to 18% of the total workplace. Furthermore, Latinos account for an even lower 4% of media management positions. (Media workers include employment in television, film, news, etc. and includes such positions as actors, camera operators and journalists, etc.)
While the Latino population continues to increase at a higher rate than the overall U.S. population, GAO noted little progress of Latinos employed in the media industry. Hispanic employment growth in the media workplace has been negligible, increasing from 11% in 2010 to 12% in 2019. (Latinos in the total workforce grew from 15% to 18%.) The GAO findings were announced by Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) at the National Press Club. In his remarks Castro noted of his childhood in Texas, “The faces and the places that I saw on screen back then, and really since then, hardly ever matched the reality around me on the West Side of San Antonio.”
Rep. Castro added, “Latino representation in American media isn’t much better than it was back then.” Castro along with several other lawmakers had been pushing Congress to look at the diversity in the media industry.
In commenting about the study, Sonia Pérez, the CEO of UnidosUS, a not-for-profit organization said, “It’s distressing that we are still talking about this issue of Hispanic media underrepresentation.” For example, the Latino Donor Collaborative found in modern mainstream entertainment Latinos accounted for only 3.1% of all lead actors in modern mainstream entertainment – with even lower numbers for co-leads/ensemble actors (2.1%), showrunners (1.5%), and directors (1.3%).
Despite the lack of diversity, the MPA reports Latinos have historically gone to the movie theaters more often than any other ethnic segment. Nielsen reports as a viewing source Latinos spend more time with streaming video than any other ethnic group. In addition, Spotify notes that 11 of 20 most streamed songs this summer came from Latino artists.
The GAO report said Latino females were even more underrepresented than males. Below is a breakout of media subsections.
- All media occupations: 10% (7% men, 3% women)
- Television, video, and film camera operators and editors: 14% (11% men, 3% women)
- Other media and communication equipment workers: 13% (12% men, 1% women)
- Designers: 13% (11% men, 2% women)
- Photographers: 12% (10% men, 2% women)
- Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys: 12% (8% men, 4% women)
- Artists and related workers: 11% (7% men, 4% women)
- Producers and directors: 11% (7% men, 4% women)
- Actors: 11% (7% men, 4% women)
- News analysts, reports, and journalists: 11% (5% men, 6% women)
- Graphic designers: 10% (8% men, 2% women)
- Editors: 7% (4% men, 3% women)
- Writers and authors: 7% (3% men, 4% women)
The report noted the challenges Latinos face in entering the media workplace including unions, lack of diversity with talent agents, a lack of diversity in decision makers (e.g., executives), financial obstacles, difficulty to network, difficulty to join a union and education.
The GAO issued some recommendations to improve ethnic diversity in the media industry including:
- The Chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) work with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to develop a new memorandum of understanding that includes a plan for EEOC to routinely share data with FCC regarding discrimination charges filed against broadcasters and cable and satellite television operators.
- The Chair of EEOC should improve EEOC’s approach to routinely identify local unions required to file an EEO-3 report to help ensure that they file such reports on the demographics of union members.
Despite a growing and youthful population, an annual buying power approaching $2 trillion, a GDP that would be the fifth largest economy in the world, they are largely ignored. Rep. Castro noted, “Our stories remain almost entirely missing from the American narrative.”
Bank of Canada Media Interview – CBC Radio – Bank of Canada
Tiff Macklem, Governor of the Bank of Canada, was interviewed on CBC’s radio show Cost of Living. The program airs Sunday at 12:05 (Eastern Time) and will also be available as a podcast. Please check local listings for channel information, or go to www.cbc.ca/radio/costofliving.
Social media and depression; Micron semiconductor investment; Google Cloud Region comes to South Africa
Social media use is related to increased risk of depression, Micron to invest $100 billion in its semiconductor supply chain, and Google launches its first cloud region in South Africa.
That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Thursday, October 6, and I’m your host, Samira Balsara.
A newly published research found that young adults who frequent social media are significantly more likely to develop depression within six months. Although social media use increases the risk across all personality types, there are some discrepancies. For example, people with high agreeableness were 49 per cent less likely to develop depression than those with low agreeableness, and those with high neuroticism were twice as likely to develop depression than those who are not when using more than 300 minutes of social media per day. The study suggests that problematic social comparison can exacerbate one’s dissatisfaction towards themselves. Reading mostly negative news is another contributing factor.
Micron is the latest semiconductor company to announce a massive round of investments into its supply chain. On Tuesday, the company announced that it plans to spend as much as $100 billion over the next 20 years to build a chip factory in New York. The recent investments in semiconductor technology was encouraged by government incentives, reported the New York Times, especially the Chips and Science Act, which provides $52 billion in subsidies for semiconductor companies. With this move, Micron is hoping to revitalize semiconductor production in the region, as well as to provide as many as 40,000 jobs between Micron employees and suppliers.
Google has launched the first cloud region in South Africa, its first in the continent. Additionally, TechCrunch reported that Google is also building dedicated cloud interconnect sites, which connects on-premise networks with Google’s cloud grid. With the new expansion, South Africa is now a part of Google’s 35 cloud regions. Now, users can deploy cloud resources from specific geographic locations, bringing the resource closer to its customers. The decision to launch in South Africa was due to the region’s market potential. Other cloud providers have picked up on this as well. Both Microsoft Azure and AWS have already set up their own cloud networks in the region.
The details around our last story isn’t concrete, but YouTube appears to be testing locking the 4K resolution option behind a paywall. The test was first posted by users on Reddit and Twitter. Screenshots showed that for some users, the 4K resolution has been marked as a YouTube Premium feature. TeamYouTube, YouTube’s official Twitter account, told one user that they were a part of an “experiment to know better the feature preferences” of viewers. The video sharing platform has yet to make any concrete announcements on how they’ll proceed with this test.
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