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Gina Gill has 89 articles published.

A Newfoundlander’s Hunt for Rommel

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Flanker’s Joseph Kearney and the Hunt for Rommel by Frank Galgay with Donna Kearney Adams, follows a young Newfoundlander’s unconventional mission and journey during WWll. In 1941, 18-year-old Joseph Kearney left his home in St. John’s to join The First Royal Artillery Contingent on British soil. At the time, soldiers had to be at least 20-years-old to join the Regiment, so Kearney lied about his age. Afterwards, he had been accepted into the Scottish Commando, an elite unit considered to be the brainchild of Winston Churchill. With this unit, Kearney became a part of the mission to capture or kill German General Erwin Rommel, also known as the Desert Fox. Kearney and 60 other men set out for Rommel towards…

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Women and STEM: It just makes good business sense

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As someone in the tech and entrepreneurial field, Sarah Murphy can speak volumes about the importance of women in business. The VP of Growth at Harbr.com in Halifax is proud to work for a company that considers diversity to be an important aspect. “The company I’m with now maintains gender parity and it’s a priority. It’s been a value of that company since the beginning,” said Murphy. “They are committed to that and encourage more women into tech spaces. That’s a passion for me. I’m supportive of companies who are conscious about hiring.” Sarah Murphy When it comes to tech, Murphy presses women to think outside of the typical STEM box and consider such spaces for employment engagement. “There are so…

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NewFoundPod: A new listen about the province

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Last fall Debbie Wiseman tried to search for podcast about Newfoundland but came up short. Being an avid podcast listener and a Newfoundlander passionate about her province, it would have been the perfect mix of entertainment. “For a while, I’d been searching. There are a few, but I didn’t see anyone doing specifically what I do, so I thought, why don’t I do this then?” shd recalled. “I’ve been inspired by podcasters and the stories they are telling. I love the idea of being able to create your own content and share it with the world.” And from there NewfoundPod was born. Last fall, from the corner of her living room in a DIY fashion, Wiseman started the podcast all…

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A Ghastly Tale: The Odd to Newfoundland Paranormal Podcast

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For Jon Mallard, a love of the supernatural and eerie reaches far beyond the realms of the typical campfire ghost story. Mallard is the host of The Odd to Newfoundland Paranormal Podcast, a locally recorded show covering all forms of irregular or uncommon tales, from Newfoundland folklore to unfamiliar anecdotes to historical mysteries. If it’s bizarre, questionable or even a tad weird, Mallard’s likely chatted about it.  “I’ve always been into the paranormal. I don’t know where my love of weird stuff comes from,” said the podcaster. “I remember going to my cabin in Holyrood and stopping on the way and seeing a Weekly World News magazine with all its craziness and I always got one out of boredom.” Photo from…

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A pop of colour: Melanie Jacqueline creates fashion happiness

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A lot can be said about MJ Couch: she’s a Newfoundland clothing designer from Deer Lake, mom of two, wife, entrepreneur, and hilarious interviewee, to name a few. No matter what capacity in which she’s considered, it’s always draped in bright colour, energy, creativity and happiness. While speaking with MJ on the phone, she was multitasking like a boss, hand sewing and chatting away as if she wasn’t a Newfoundland Fashion Designer superstar. In the beginning, MJ was a primary teacher who sewed for something to do. “I used to make clothing with my mom and it went from there. While teaching in Trout River, all I had was thread and scissors and I got into it,” said MJ of…

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