Poll suggests younger Canadians interested in attending Remembrance Day events

first_imgTORONTO – A new survey suggests Canadians of all generations are more likely to honour military veterans by attending a Remembrance Day ceremony this year.A poll commissioned by Historica Canada, the organization behind the popular Heritage Minutes videos, found a 10-per-cent spike in the number of respondents who planned to take part in a ceremony this year compared to 2017.The online poll, conducted by Ipsos, found 39 per cent of those surveyed had firm plans to attend a ceremony on Nov. 11 compared to 29 per cent the year before.The survey found plans were relatively consistent across demographics, with millennial respondents expressing the most consistent enthusiasm for attending Remembrance Day events. It found 41 per cent of 18- to 34-year-olds polled planned to attend, compared to 40 per cent of respondents over 55 and 38 per cent of participants between 35 and 54.Historica CEO Anthony Wilson-Smith called the findings around millennials gratifying, saying the poll results challenge the theory that the generation with the fewest tangible connections to the two World Wars would be most likely to ignore Remembrance Day.“We are now at a point where we have to contemplate that the day will come when there aren’t any more World War Two veterans,” Wilson-Smith said in a telephone interview.“That leaves you to wonder if, when everyone is gone, will people still be able to grasp the significance of war, of sacrifice, of the causes that drove people to war, and the outcomes,” he said.“The answer would appear to be yes.”Wilson-Smith speculated that at least part of the surge in interest in Remembrance Day ceremonies stems from the fact that this year’s events will mark the 100th anniversary of the armistice that brought the First World War to an end after four years of strife.But he said the younger generation’s apparent connection to the day may also come from personal ties to those who served in more recent conflicts, such as the war in Afghanistan in which 158 Canadian soldiers and two civilians were killed.The poll found 95 per cent of those surveyed felt Remembrance Day ceremonies should honour veterans of recent conflicts. It also found 83 per cent of respondents planned to wear a poppy in the run-up to Nov. 11, with baby boomers showing the most enthusiasm for that idea.The online poll of 1,002 Canadians also surveyed how many respondents had visited a cenotaph or other war memorial in their community or elsewhere.Participants in British Columbia were most likely to have done so, the survey found, noting the provincial response rate of 64 per cent was well above the national average of 46 per cent.The Ipsos survey was conducted between Oct. 25 and Oct. 29, Historica said.The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error as they are not a random sample and therefore are not necessarily representative of the whole population.last_img read more

Banishments have roots in traditional FN governance

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe idea of banishment got a lot of attention last week when an Alberta First Nation voted to kick criminals off the reserve.But this kind of banishment from the band has historical roots in many First Nation societies.APTN National News reporter Delaney Windigo has this story.last_img

Opinion Columbus Blue Jackets shouldnt give in to Ryan Johansens agent

Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen (19) carries the puck up ice in front of the Florida Panthers’ Drew Shore (15) during a game at Nationwide Arena in Columbus on March 1, 2014. Columbus won, 6-3.Credit: Courtesy of MCTThe Columbus Blue Jackets would be smart to move on from Ryan Johansen. Not because they don’t need him, but because he needs them. And he’ll realize that soon enough.Following a breakout season where he posted a team-leading 63 points, Johansen has yet to sign a new deal with Columbus. He’s sitting on his restricted free agent status while his teammates have begun preseason play. All signs point to Johansen’s agent Kurt Overhardt as the reason for the contract impasse. In a recent press conference, Blue Jackets president of hockey operations John Davidson said Overhardt wanted to double a contract offer worth $6 million over two years. On Monday, a CBS Sports report said Overhardt had lowered that asking price to $2.6 million per season.The Blue Jackets have already offered $32 million over six years and $46 million over eight years, Davidson said. Overhardt rejected each offer.While team executives don’t normally publicize contract negotiations, Davidson and Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen had apparently grown tired of Overhardt’s antics.Consequently, in the midst of training camp, Columbus is no longer shaping its lines around the 22-year-old who led the team with 33 goals last season.The Blue Jackets are pushing forward and it’s a smart move from a side that holds leverage.Johansen’s numbers were abysmal through his first couple seasons. He recorded 33 points through 107 games before last year, and was a left out of the 2013 American Hockey League playoffs despite being healthy.Regardless of what happened last season, the Blue Jackets would be irresponsible to offer Johansen a hefty contract based on such a small sample size. What happens if their star center licks the envelope and mails it in next season?It seems the only agreement between Columbus and Overhardt has been on the length of the contract. Both sides are working toward a two-year deal, according to The Columbus Dispatch.Davidson said Overhardt wants his client to be paid more per year than Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn, who signed a five-year, $26.25 million contract in 2013 and had 64 more points than Johansen through his first three years in the league.While the term of Benn’s deal is longer, Davidson’s comparison between Overhardt’s wishes and Benn’s contract is enough to justify Columbus’ frustration.Johansen is foolish not to sign the Blue Jackets’ two-year, $6 million offer. The deal could position him for a huge payday if he continues his production through the 2015-16 season.Speculation suggests Overhardt is lobbying for a contract similar to Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene’s. After registering 150 points through his first three seasons, Duchene signed for $7 million over two years in June 2012.Unfortunately for Johansen, a two-year, $7 million deal is normally reserved for players who produce more than 14 goals through their first two seasons.The Blue Jackets tabling $6 million over two years is a gift to Johansen. He’s getting $3 million per year to prove he’s worth a long-term, big-money deal.But the longer Johansen waits, the more he might cut into his production for this upcoming season.He’s already missing the preseason, and while training camp isn’t the fitness wake up call it used to be, Johansen is still missing the benefit of playing alongside new linemates before the games start to mean anything.It’s time for Johansen to realize his position and sign a new deal.Columbus is ready. read more

Dan Aykroyd threatens to sue Isle of Wight hot sauce company after business

first_imgDan Aykroyd, second left, in Ghostbusters The sauce is based on the recipe of Mr Powers’s Mexican grandmother, while Blues Brother Mr Aykroyd’s vodka is filtered through diamonds. Crystal Head Vodka cocktail hosted by Dan Aykroyd  Mr Powers has just bought 10,000 skull shaped bottles, enough to last for more than two years. The couple, who make the sauce in their mother-in-law’s kitchen, were shocked to receive a letter from the star’s solicitors, accusing them of trademark infringement and insisting they destroy all their stock.They founded Bloody Hell Hot Sauce as a hobby three years ago and the £12 condiment is now sold at food shops on the Isle of Wight and across the UK, including Harvey Nichols and Fenwick.”I can’t believe this big company is trying to shut down a small family business on the Isle of Wight,” said Mr Powers.”They don’t just want us to stop selling our sauce, they want us to destroy absolutely everything.”When I read the letter, I was physically sick. It’s so unfair. So many products are sold in skull bottles, and ours has nothing to do with their market.” Dan Aykroyd, second left, in GhostbustersCredit: Everett Collection / Rex Features Dan Aykroyd at a Crystal Head Vodka event last monthCredit:David M Benett/Getty Dan Aykroyd, the Ghostbusters star, has threatened to sue an Isle of Wight hot sauce company after a business pitch by the family firm to the actor went horribly wrong. Mr Aykroyd has demanded Bloody Hell Hot Sauce makers Bobby and Rosie Powers stop selling their family recipe chilli sauce in a skull shaped bottle, claiming the design is too similar to his £350 a bottle Crystal Head Vodka.The legal row was sparked after Mr Powers approached Crystal Head Vodka to suggest a skull-themed Bloody Mary collaboration – an idea he admitted had backfired. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Tour de France has led to copycat cyclists struggling on country roads

first_imgWhen the Tour de France departed from a rural town in Yorkshire it prompted an influx of cyclists coming to enjoy the country roads, but councillors are now warning that bike lovers visiting the dales might not be as fit as they think they are.The caution comes as new figures reveal that the number of cyclists killed or seriously injured went up nearly 90 per cent in the North Yorkshire region of Richmondshire in 2016 compared to the average for the previous four years. Local councillors have raised fears that the new popularity of Richmondshire after hosting the Grand Depart in 2014 has resulted in cyclists who are unfamiliar with country roads overstretching themselves. We do try to explain and advise cyclists that cycling in the dales isn’t the norm and it is challengingRichmond council leader Yvonne Peacock East Richmond councillor Louise Dickens said: “Rural life is very different to living in the city and with the influx of cyclists it’s clear that the challenges out here are different and people aren’t as fit as they think they might be.“People who come out to the countryside think it’ll be a nice country ride, but it’s hard work. These are steep, winding roads. I do think that those coming to enjoy our roads do need to be aware of how difficult they can be, you’re not in the Tour de France.” … but many aren’t equipped to take on the tricky routeCredit:Nigel Roddis/Getty Richmond and Darlington Cycling Club chairman Mike Drake said: “There has absolutely been an increase in the number of people coming to the region and they are just not used to the routes and the problems that come with that. ... but many aren't equipped to take on the tricky route “If there were a lot of accidents on a bend, we might look at whether a surface is too slippery.” Currently there are road warning signs which are aimed at motorists, but there are no specific alerts for cyclists. It was said at the meeting that a study was in the initial stages, but that the authority may consider installing signs for cyclists at known danger points, such as where roads cross with cycle tracks. A council spokesperson added: “We urge all cyclists to wear appropriate safety clothing and helmets and we ask all road users, motorists and cyclists to drive to the condition of the road and to respect all other road users.center_img The Council’s Annual Road Casualty Report revealed that while the number of people killed or seriously injured on the district’s roads fell by 17 per cent in 2016 compared to the average for the previous four years, there had been an increase of nearly 90 per cent for cyclists over the same period.Richmond council leader Yvonne Peacock added: “Our roads can be dangerous, the roads are getting more congested and people aren’t familiar with the lay of the land here if they’re visiting which can be a hazard.“We do try to explain and advise cyclists that cycling in the dales isn’t the norm and it is challenging. It can be very steep and very narrow and not everyone is prepared for that, they just love the scenery and forget about the risks.”Since Yorkshire hosted the Grand Depart cycling groups have reported memberships growing year on year and in 2016 the number had swollen to 11,914.Department for Transport records for North Yorkshire show in 2005 there were 34 cyclists killed or seriously injured on the county’s roads.In the three years before the Grand Depart, the number had risen to 186 and in the three years after to 246. A North Yorkshire County Council meeting heard that there had been a fall in incidents for every category of road user in the district, apart from cyclists. “We have beautiful countryside, but narrow winding roads and so I’d recommend cycling with a club as here is much different to cycling in a city and the ‘rules of the road’ are different.”Following on from the county council meeting work is now expected to commence to try and identify accident hotspots in the area.The area’s highways manager Richard Marr said: “There is work going on to see if there is anything different we can do from a highways authority perspective to deal with that. “There is some evidence to show that the bottom of steep hills are hazardous to cyclists and we therefore put up warning signs in necessary locations.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Status of operations at PT Freeport Indonesia following accident at Underground Training

first_imgFreeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold yesterday provided an update on the status of PT Freeport Indonesia’s (PT-FI) Grasberg operations in Papua, Indonesia following the May 14, 2013 accident at an underground training facility. Although the tragic accident occurred outside the area of mining operations, PT-FI temporarily suspended mining and processing activities at the Grasberg complex “out of respect for and in sympathy of the deceased and injured workers and their families, and to devote full attention to the rescue and recovery effort.” The rescue and recovery effort was completed on May 21, 2013. Most regrettably, there were 28 fatalities and 10 injuries associated with the accident.The incident is being thoroughly investigated by PT‐FI, international experts, the Indonesian Department of Energy and Mineral Resources (DEMR) and other government authorities with PT‐FI’s full cooperation.Representatives of the DEMR have completed a preliminary review of the incident and have issued several recommendations, which PT-FI is addressing.James R. Moffett, Chairman of the Board of FCX, and Richard C. Adkerson, Vice Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “We again offer our deepest condolences to the families of our deceased and injured workers. We are deeply committed to the safety of our workforce and to the highest international standards in ensuring safety for our workforce. This was an unprecedented event in our more than 40-year history of operations in Papua. We are taking all actions required to prevent future incidents and to assure the safety of our workforce.”PT-FI has conducted safety inspections throughout its operations and is working with the DEMR to resume operations in a phased approach. Pending approval from the DEMR, open pit and concentrating operations would commence initially followed by a ramp-up in underground operations upon completion of inspections and any corrective actions in coordination with government authorities.The estimated daily impact of the temporary suspension of operations approximates to 3 Mlb of copper and 3,000 oz of gold. For the period between May 15, 2013 and June 11, 2013, the estimated impact on PT-FI production is about 80 Mlb of copper and 80,000 oz of gold. PT-FI is working with government authorities on a phased restart of operations and will update its production outlook as additional information becomes available.Because of the temporary disruption, PT-FI has notified its customers of a Force Majeure event under its concentrate sales agreements.last_img read more

330 DAYS WITHOUT HANDBALL Anita Gorbicz is back

Anita GorbiczGyor After a year-long break, handball celebrating the come back of Anita Gorbicz. The 32-years old Hungarian playmaker played his first match for Gyor against Budaors 36:19, scored first goal after 330 days of break due the most beautiful reason which one woman can have. Gorbi became a mother:-I need a few matches to come back to old form. I practice hard and strong believe that will be ready for the EHF Champions League start. I feel good after the first match, fans supported me and that means a lot to me – said Anita. ← Previous Story Onesta to exclude Jerome Fernandez from French NT? Next Story → RK Celje PL extend with Razgor until 2017!

Enda Kenny on Brexit I am appalled by what is happening in

first_img Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the European of the Year Award. Short URL Jun 11th 2018, 4:29 PM Image: Eamonn Farrell via RollingNews.ie 32,004 Views If this matter is not dealt with, if negotiations have not been concluded and signed off before the EU Council in October, then we will have a very different outcome.The EU has set a ‘by October’ deadline for it to agree with the UK a final legal text of the Withdrawal Agreement. That is so it can be ratified by the European Parliament, the Council and the UK.Northern Ireland and the border has emerged as one of the key issues for negotiators in Brexit talks, with all sides insisting that there can be no hard border between the North and the Republic post-Brexit.The UK has committed to providing technological solutions to the issue of the border. May committed that if the EU did not accept these solutions, a backstop plan would be put in place that would avoid this.“The EU Council meeting in October is not a negotiating meeting. If negotiations have not been concluded before that meeting, then the EU Council will meet to discuss among themselves without Britain. This is really crucial,” Kenny said. Last week, the UK government proposed that a “backstop” to be put in place should there be no Brexit border deal which would end in 2021.‘We need significant progress’Speaking before Kenny at the event, Varadkar also touched on the issues surrounding Brexit, and said that he wants to ensure that the “future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom is as close and comprehensive and ambitious as possible”.We’re very keen to move onto detailed negotiations about that future relationship as soon as possible.However, Varadkar noted that a Withdrawal Agreement needs to be agreed on first and Ireland needs to see “significant and substantial progress” on the backstop solution for the border if it is to agree on a final legal text.Varadkar spoke of the impact that Kenny had during the early days of the Brexit negotiations and said that under his “strong” leadership”, the government agreed what Ireland’s priorities with regard to Brexit should be.“With Enda firmly at the helm, we succeeded in ensuring that our unique concerns relating to Northern Ireland were listened to and understood and our concerns became European concerns and that has made all the difference for me and the Tánaiste in the year gone by,” he said.The awardEarlier this week, a spokesperson for European Movement Ireland told TheJournal.ie that Kenny was to receive the award “for his work in building Ireland’s relationship with European through some of the most challenging circumstances in our recent history”.They cited his work chairing the European Council in 2013 as well as “preparing the ground for the decision to include the Irish border as a priority issue in the Brexit negotiations and establishing the All-Island Civic Dialogues on Brexit, which have proved vital in helping civil society and business prepare for Brexit”.Since the award was established in 1988, Irish individuals with backgrounds in art, business, politics and administration have received it. Previous winners include playwright Brian Friel, businessman Michael Smurfit, former Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald and former Secretary General of the European Commission Catherine Day.With reporting by Orla Ryan.  Share98 Tweet Email ENDA KENNY HAS said he is “appalled” by what is happening in politics in Britain at the moment, speaking in relation to Brexit.The former Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader received European Movement Ireland’s European of the Year Award from his successor Leo Varadkar at a ceremony at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin this afternoon.European Movement Ireland said the award “recognises and honours individuals or organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to promoting and enhancing Ireland’s place in the EU”.Accepting his award, Kenny touched on a range of topics in relation to Europe, focusing largely on the issues surrounding Brexit.Kenny said that he is “appalled by what is happening in politics in Britain” currently.“The government is driven by internal dissent, lacks credibility and clarity in the most serious issue in decades,” Kenny said.On 15 December, EU leaders agreed to move onto phase two of Brexit talks. December’s deal promised “full alignment” with the EU single market and customs union rules that are crucial to the Good Friday Agreement.Noting the agreement in December, Kenny said: “Six months on from the agreement being reached in December last year, very little progress has been made.“The EU continues to negotiate from a unified position, British business is afraid to speak out because of the spectre of the Labour government. As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: Giving his speech, Enda Kenny touched on the state of today’s political landscape around the world, focusing heavily on the EU and Brexit. He said that he is “appalled” by what is happening in Britain at the moment. #EuropeanOfTheYear pic.twitter.com/wqdiwhydHd— Hayley Halpin (@HayleyHalpin1) June 11, 2018 93 Comments Monday 11 Jun 2018, 4:29 PM By Hayley Halpin Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the European of the Year Award. Image: Eamonn Farrell via RollingNews.ie Source: Hayley Halpin/Twitter http://jrnl.ie/4064924 Enda Kenny on Brexit: ‘I am appalled by what is happening in politics in Britain’ The former Taoiseach received European Movement Ireland’s European of the Year Award this afternoon. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Alamo Flags owner continues tradition of giving away thousands of American flags

first_img Updated: 4:30 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A group of local patriots are encouraging others to celebrate their independence over the Fourth of July this year.KUSI’s Dan Plante visited Seaport Village where the owner of Alamo Flags, began his annual tradition of handing out thousands of flags to anyone who wants one. Dan Plante, Posted: July 1, 2019 Dan Plante Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Alamo Flags owner continues tradition of giving away thousands of American flags for Fourth of July July 1, 2019 The “Flag Man” Giveth!!! 1st Generation American Donates 2000-American Flags For The 4th Of July In San Diego. Loves American Flag So Much, He Started “Alamo Flags” In Seaport Village. Check Out Story On https://t.co/eH5XaiBq7S pic.twitter.com/FCel1eBMKy— Dan Plante (@DanPlanteKUSI) June 28, 2019last_img read more

Volusia County Sheriffs Office to issue 1000 fines for making school threats

first_imgDELAND, Fla. (WSVN) – A Florida sheriff’s office has announced a hefty fine for students making threats toward schools.According to a Volusia County Sheriff’s news release, Sheriff Mike Chitwood said that those who make threats or their families will be fined a minimum of $1,082.“In light of the continued failures of so many students to heed repeated warnings from law enforcement and school administrators, Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood also announced Thursday that the defendants or their families will be held responsible for paying the cost of the Sheriff’s Office response to their cases,” the agency said.This announcement comes after four students were charged with making threats of violence or false statements about guns on Thursday at Volusia County schools. The students now face felony charges.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

POLICE LOG for December 27 Vehicle Rollover Septic Tank Overflow Driver Disappears

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Thursday, December 27, 2018:State Police and Fire Department responded to a vehicle rollover with entrapment on 93 North, near Exit 41. (2:51am)2-vehicle crash on Lowell Street resulting in one being transported by the Fire Department. Airbag deployed. One vehicle towed. (8:05am)Andover Police reported a road rage incident. Operator of U-Haul pick-up truck approached a party with a sledge hammer on Ballardvale Street. Unknown direction of travel. Police unable to locate. (10:19am)A Lawrence Court homeowner reported a package was taken from their mailbox on December 23. (12:15pm)Fire Department responded to brush fire in media on 93 South. (2:39pm)A Draper Drive caller reported a vehicle was running for about an hour across from her house with no one inside. Police investigated and spoke with mother of vehicle owner. Son forgot to shut it off before heading to the mall with his friends. (3:35pm)A resident reported a blue pickup truck struck their fence, trash barrels, and a school zone sign before taking off towards Salem Street. Part of bumper left behind. Tewksbury Police notified. DPW notified. (9:01pm)Septic tank at NuPath on Woburn Street was overflowing, causing water to flow into the roadway, creating icy conditions. DPW notified. (11:23pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 31: Woburn Man Arrested For OUI; Bad Highway Crash Required MedflightIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 11: Incidents Not What They Seem; Marijuana Confiscated From Vehicle; Missing Woman FoundIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 4: Lowell Man Arrested On Warrant; Bad Crash In Front Of Rocco’s; Syringe FoundIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Trash proving costly to burn at Dillingham landfill

first_imgThe incinerator at the Dillingham landfill has been clean-burning trash for a little over a year now.Dillingham began operating this incinerator in the spring of 2015. A year of data shows it’s been costlier than anticipated. (Photo by KDLG)While it’s doing a good job of cutting down the volume of material that gets buried in limited cell space, it’s not proving as cost efficient to operate as hoped.The Pennram incinerator needs diesel fuel to operate, mainly to get up to temperature.Then the burning waste can heat the machine to keep burning more waste, but how well that works depends on what trash is going in.Public Works Ken Morton director broke down the costs for the city council at a recent workshop.“So in the first year of operation, the incinerator has consumed about fifty thousand gallons of fuel oil,” Morton said. “(That) works out to about 200 gallons a day, and at the current bid prices, it’s a little over $400 a day to run it, and about $100,000 per year in fuel to operate it.”That’s way past what the city had hoped it would spend when it started shopping for an incinerator in 2014.Models that burned that much diesel were deemed to costly to operate.The Pennram model, however, was supposed to operate on 60 to 70 gallons of diesel per day, and maybe less when the waste stream was high.A company technician recently audited Dillingham’s unit, and told Morton part of the problem is with Dillingham’s trash.“In general our waste has a higher moisture level, and has a lower thermal value as well,” Morton said. “He made the comment that our waste stream seems to have a higher percentage of household waste in it than he’s used to seeing, and less commercial waste. And as a result it does not create as much heat when it burns.”The other problem with the waste stream is Dillingham is not doing a good job of sorting out what’s not supposed to go in.“There’s glass, there’s aluminum, there’s cans,” he said. “We pull out a surprising number of propane cylinders; they seem designed to jam up the conveyor system.”The glass melts and can block the burners.Aluminum melts and can fill the air injection ports.These problems bring the burning efficiency down, and every time the incinerator has to be turned off, it takes dozens of gallons of diesel to get back up to temperature.“The lack of sorting of the refuse is a substantial challenge to its operation,” he said.A lot of the trash that comes in from a local refuse company has not been sorted, and it’s also been compacted, making it more challenging on the staff to sort.Most other bagged garbage isn’t coming in separated either.Morton suggested when landfill rates come up for renewal next year, the city consider incentivizing better trash habits.“If you show up for example with your trash and you do the Boy Scout’s honor that it doesn’t have aluminum cans, doesn’t have glass, it would be beneficial for that to be reflected as a much lower price than if somebody brings in waste that does not have that assurance,” Morton said. “I’d like to encourage to where we’d could get a balance that’ll run through the incinerator better, and that which does not, we’ll run that to the open cell.”Public Works is still looking at other variable, such as how many hours a day and days a week it should operate outside of the summer peak, when even at 24 hours a day it couldn’t keep up with the incoming trash.There’s a tough balance between paying staff to keep it running and paying for fuel to restart it after stopping.Burying trash isn’t cheap either.Morton estimates it can take about 20 cubic yards of covering material per day, at a cost of roughly $225 per day.He said the landfill’s active cell should have space through the the winter.Work on an expansion cell is underway.Morton said he would keep crunching the numbers and look for more options on how to best burn and or bury the town’s trash.last_img read more

Christophers Law Finally Passed This Year

first_imgChristopher’s Law was passed by the Maryland General Assembly and is awaiting the governor’s signature. The legislation requires police officers to be trained in CPR, cultural sensitivity, the proper use of force, and interacting with the physically and mentally disabled. “This is an umbrella of protection,” said Chris Brown, 40, for whose son the bill (HB0294/ SB0542) was named.”This bill will ensure that police officers are trained in life-saving techniques. They already know how to take lives, and they’ve been trained to do that,” she added. “So, we are providing the balance by teaching them how to save lives.”Brown’s son Christopher was killed in a June 2012 altercation with a Baltimore County police officer. The officer put the 17-year-old in a “choke hold,” ultimately asphyxiating him. Brown believes if the officer knew CPR and had administered it in time, her son could have been saved.Dayvon Love, director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, a for-profit advocacy group based in Baltimore that was involved in lobbying for the bill, said it was created in response Brown’s death and the slaying or mistreatment of other Black teens by police officers.”In light of the incidents with Trayvon Martin, Vernon Jordan, Marissa Alexander and Christopher Brown and looking at the way racism and White supremacy is embedded in the law enforcement system, it seemed like a good step to make more tools available to protect our communities,” Love said.The think-tank director said he hoped this bill would combat the innate “anti-Blackness” and the militaristic paradigm that is entrenched within U.S. policing.”People think that when we talk about police brutality we’re talking about officers who hate Black people. But we’re talking about a society that socializes everyone to have a disregard for Black life,” he said.Brown and Love said the bill – which failed last year – was “undermined” by law enforcement because they felt it was an indictment against individual officers and because, they argued, they already had the discretion to initiate such training without a legislative mandate. It took unrelenting lobbying in Annapolis and in the community – Brown and others visited all the state legislators, unions, schools, parent interest groups and others – and the stalwart support of lawmakers such as Del. Jill Carter, who initiated the legislation, to move this bill forward, the advocates said.”It was not some foundation that came down and gave us money to advocate for this legislation; there were no lobbyists or interest groups, it was [the] people in the community who were most affected that worked to get this bill pushed through,” Love said of the grassroots effort.Brown, who left her job as a stylist to free up her time, was crucial to those efforts, Love added.Said the still grieving mother, “I was so angry when my son died, but then anger turned into movement. I want to show other mothers that good things can come out of bad incidents, but you have to fight for it.”last_img read more

Go to people with proof of development Mamata to MLAs

first_imgWest Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee seems definitely in mood to revamp the party organisation in the run up to the Assembly elections in 2016. At a recent meeting with party leaders, Banerjee not only reshuffled the Trinamool Congress’ (TMC) district leadership, but asked her party leaders to highlight the achievements of the government “with proof”– in the run-up to the  Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIAssembly polls. “There should be a list of schools, colleges, ITIs, hospitals with the party workers when they campaign. The people must know what we have done for them”, Sobhondeb Chattopadhyay, chief whip of the TMC in the Bidhan Sabha told Millennium Post.The Chief Minister reiterated how the public must be made aware of the various schemes that the government is offering and how to avail them.“Most of the people don’t know about schemes”, Chattopadhyay pointed out. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindThe Labour Department, for example, has schemes for the unorganised sector such as bidi workers, construction workers and so on. There are schemes for those living Below the Poverty Line (BPL) – like Amaar Bari Amaar Thikana, Geetanjali, etc. “The government provides housing for the homeless and also 3 kathas of land for building a small house and a kitchen garden, where vegetables can be grown. A small pond can also be used to develop pisciculture on this land”, he added.The district administration will also work hand-in-hand with the committees on development schemes.last_img read more

When Faced With a Busy Signal One Activist Turned a Music App

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 4 min read May 30, 2017 Just after the inauguration in January 2017, Nathaniel Teichman, chief operating officer of an audio sharing app, went to a rally for Planned Parenthood in Washington Square Park in New York City. He saw a problem. Activists who called the offices of their representatives in Congress became stuck on hold and had to endure long waits before they could voice their messages. “It seemed like there had to be a way to use technology to make it easier for people to take part in the democratic process,” said Teichman, 30, who studied business at Columbia University. Since graduating, Teichman had wanted to pair his business background with his passion for music. In 2015 he began working for Venmo co-founder Iqram Magdon-Ismail on an app called Ense. It functions like an audio version of Twitter allowing musicians to share sound clips. After the election of President Donald J. Trump inspired Teichman to political action, he wondered if Ense’s model could be repurposed so that citizens could share their personal stories with their representatives. Related: Getting Started With Small Business App DevelopmentIn early 2017 he began working pro-bono on nights and weekends with collaborators, Aneesh Bhoopathy and Phil Ditzler, whom he met through Ense. With “a little bit of computing magic and a little bit of manual labor,” he said, they co-founded the app Stance. It delivers audio clips, many of them wrenching testimonials, from users’ mouths straight into representatives voicemails. For the activist on the go, Stance means no more navigating automated phone prompts, no more waiting on hold, and no more being unable to get through when call volumes run at flood levels. During the House vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, for example, some 7,000 new people used Stance to make themselves heard. “It’s using audio sharing technology to get people more involved,” said Randy Lee, 50, a partner at Limebeat Studios in Manhattan, who also collaborated with Teichman.Since its launch in early March, more than 20,000 people have downloaded Stance on their iPhones and Androids, Teichman said. All of them have the choice to also have their audio messages publicly tweeted at their representatives. When New York City-based web designer Ryan Giglio chose this in late March, because he was worried about a bill that could weaken internet privacy, his representative, Democrat Carolyn Maloney, tweeted back at him.“I think the app is great, it’s a great low-friction way of participating in a very high-friction system,” Giglio said.In an e-mail, Maloney said, “Any new technology that better enables constituents to reach out to their representatives is a change for the better.” Related: How to Include Politics in Your Marketing Without Turning Anyone OffShe’s not the only member of Congress learning about Stance. In Montana, Democratic Senator Jon Tester began fielding questions from reporters about the new ways he is hearing from his constituents through apps like Stance and Countable.  “It doesn’t matter if it is through an app, mail, e-mail, phone or fax, people should always be able to contact their representation,” Tester e-mailed. “As technology advances, it’s critical that members of Congress are able to hear from their constituents in as many ways as possible.”Teichman said Stance will continue to develop, particularly with the aim of making it easier for congressional staffers to tally and catalog users’ concerns. Teichman also hopes that with enough people choosing to publicly tweet their audio clips, new data sets can emerge to help fact-check public officials. Related: 8 Ways To Pivot Your Business To Kickstart Growth“Politicians always say when they cast their votes that they’re just representing the will of their constituents,” he said. “This allows us to say, ‘Well, actually we have 300 of your constituents who say the opposite.’” A lesson he takes from his experience founding Stance is that in entrepreneurship it is helpful to find a previously unaddressed problem that can be solved by repurposing and modifying a tool that already exists. It’s how he got from the music collaboration idea at the heart of Ense to Stance, an idea that that allows more of the collaboration that is at the heart of representative democracy.“Everyone’s trying to do something right now,” Teichman said. “This is what we can do.”  Register Now »last_img read more

Industrial RT for NonDestructive Testing Market Comprehensive Analysis Growth Forecast 2022

first_imgIndustrial RT for Non-Destructive Testing Market “Owing to the technological shift from traditional inspection systems to advanced systems, various industries are replacing the traditional inspection systems with automated devices. In addition, increase in demand for high accuracy and durable inspection devices are fueling the market growth. Also, these inspection systems find maximum use in aerospace & defense and oil & gas applications.“Global Industrial RT for Non-Destructive Testing Market by Component and Application: Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022, the Industrial RT for non-destructive testing market size is projected to reach at $1,088 million by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 10.1% from 2016 to 2022.RT system is used for testing materials for defects to avoid equipment failure. These systems are used to maximize the efficiency of a product. Radiographic testing is conducted under stringent settings to avoid mishaps, without contaminating the tested products. It acts as a preventative measure in industries utilizing volatile or high-pressure equipment and machinery. In addition, RT systems are ensure reliability of equipment by eliminating the risk of oversight or inaccuracy. Thus, the impact of this factor is high, and is expected to maintain its effects of the market growth during the forecast period.Download Sample Report at: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-sample/4551The aerospace & defense and oil & gas sectors constituted the largest market share in 2015, owing to the presence of large shale oil & gas reserves in countries such as the U.S., the UK, Germany, China, France, and Italy. Surge in operations in the aerospace & defense sector, particularly in the testing sector of the U.S. drives the RT system market, as NDT inspection plays a vital role in the functioning of aircrafts, satellites, and others. Presently, portable NDT segment holds the largest market share, as the adoption of computed tomography is expected to increase over the next five years due to enhanced accuracy and efficiency.North America is projected to hold the largest market size in the global industrial RT for NDT market. The Asia-Pacificmarket is in its growth phase, owing to increase in infrastructure projects and power plants.In 2014, Portable NDT account for 34%, owing to its ability to detect internal and hidden defect/discontinuity along with its high penetrating power and accuracy. However, computed tomography system segment is anticipated to witness significant growth in the coming years, owing to its high accuracy and efficiency.The inspection and testing segment held the largest market share of 52% in 2014, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.9% during the forecast period.Inquiry for Discount@ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/4551In 2015, aerospace & defense sector contributed a significant revenue share of over 13.5% in the overall market.Key Findings of the Industrial RT For Non-destructive Testing Market:Portable NDT are projected to continue to maintain their leading position during the forecast period.Aerospace & defense application would continue to maintain its leading position till 2022.North America region is expected to exhibit promising growth rate over the forecast period.The key players profiled in the report include Vitrox Corporation Berhad, Shimadzu corporation, Anritsu, Nagoya electric Works CO., LTD, Yxlon international, Smiths Detection, ADANI, Rapiscan Systems, DuRR NDT GmbH & Co. KG, Krystalvision Image Systems Pvt. Ltd, Saki Corporation, North Star Imaging, Inc., Computerised Information Technology Ltd., RayScan Technologies GmbH, VJ Group, Inc., Metrix NDT Ltd, Nikon Metrology, Omron, Teledyne ICM, Vidisco, Zetec, 3DX-RAY, COMET Group, and Olympus, among others. These market players focus on the development of new technology, launch of novel products with innovative variations, and adoption of partnership and collaboration as key strategies in order to establish their position in the market.Read More About This Report@ https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/global-industrial-rt-for-non-destructive-testing-market-to-reach-1088-million-by-2022—allied-market-research-674701893.htmlAbout us:Allied Market Research, a market research and advisory company of Allied Analytics LLP, provides business insights and market research reports to large as well as small- & medium-scale enterprises. The company assists its clients to strategize business policies and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.Allied Market Research provides one-stop solution right from data collection to investment advice. The analysts at Allied Market Research dig out factors that help clients understand the significance and impact of market dynamics. The company applies client’s insight on the factors such as strategies, future estimations, growth or fall forecasting, opportunity analysis, and consumer surveys among others. As follows, the company offers consistent business intelligence support to help clients transform into a prominent business firm.last_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | April 03, 2014 FDA Clears Siemens’ Cios Alpha Mobile C-Arm with Flat-Panel Detector April 3, 2014 — Siemens Healthcare announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Cios Alpha, a new mobile C-arm system with flat-panel detector that boasts a power output of 25 kilowatts (kW) and has a field of view (FoV) that is up to 25 percent larger than conventional C-arms. Cios Alpha offers a host of features designed to boost the surgical team’s confidence and operational workflow, including an easy-to-use touch-screen interface, a unique position storage feature and an active cooling system that helps to ensure exceptional image quality during prolonged interventions.“With imaging technology that helps overcome disruption and reduce inefficiency in the operating room (OR), the new Cios Alpha mobile C-arm will aid surgical teams in maximizing productivity and fostering a higher quality of patient care across multiple disciplines,” said Laurie Fisher, vice president of X-ray products, Siemens Healthcare. “Siemens has engineered the Cios Alpha to deliver the highest-quality images at the lowest possible dose during surgery as well as perform seamlessly during even prolonged operations. This new C-arm system is ideal for a wide range of surgical procedures, including vascular, orthopedic and urological.”The Cios Alpha’s 30 x 30 cm (12 x 12 inches) detector, combined with its potent 25 kW power output, provide high-resolution, high-contrast images and can cover the finest structures — a particularly beneficial feature in minimally invasive surgery, which involves frequent use of fine catheters and instruments. Due to the space-saving, compact design of its flat-panel detector, the Cios Alpha also provides doctors and medical personnel with additional space and thus improved patient access over traditional image intensifiers.At 25 kW, the Cios Alpha is one of the most powerful mobile C-arm systems available — which is particularly beneficial when operating on obese patients who require more system power to obtain superior image quality. The Cios Alpha’s active cooling system helps ensure against overheating to maintain consistently high image quality even during prolonged interventions.Because image intensifiers and flat-panel detectors for conventional mobile C-arm systems provide the surgeon with a round FoV when rotating the image, physicians can lose important image information. With its new radiographic collimators, the Cios Alpha with flat-panel detector has an FoV that is up to 25 percent larger than current mobile C-arms. When the surgeon rotates the square image, the system’s new collimators — which shield the patient and surgeon from unnecessary radiation — follow automatically, tracking image rotation to help ensure that the monitors always display the maximum FoV.The Cios Alpha C-arm also has a new touch-screen interface that offers surgeons increased safety and confidence in the OR. The system can be operated from three identical touch screens – on the C-arm, the mobile workstation and the tableside control. Using these touch screens, the surgeon has full control of the equipment at any time during the interventions. Operating staff members who often lack a full view on the system’s monitors can use a small image preview integrated into the touch screens that enables easy storage and retrieval of C-arm positions, eliminating manual repositioning. And the Cios Alpha’s vessel overlay software provides the surgeon with a better overview during vascular procedures.For more information: www.usa.siemens.com/healthcare FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more Technology | Mobile C-Arms | February 18, 2019 Philips Launches Zenition Mobile C-arm Platform Philips announced the launch of Philips Zenition, its new mobile C-arm imaging platform. Mobile C-arms are X-ray… read more News | Procedure Navigation Systems | November 20, 2018 Stryker’s Advanced Guidance Technologies Partners With Synaptive Medical and Ziehm Imaging Stryker’s Advanced Guidance Technologies business (formerly known as Stryker’s Navigation business) has entered into… read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | May 23, 2019 ControlRad Announces FDA Clearance and Launch of ControlRad Trace ControlRad Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for its ControlRad… read more Feature | Mobile C-Arms | July 01, 2019 | By Paramjit “Romi” Chopra, M.D. Mobile C-arm Technology Helps Build Efficiency A mobile C-arm is a medical imaging read more News | Mobile C-Arms | November 02, 2017 Ziehm Imaging Named Mobile Interventional X-ray Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan November 2, 2017 — Based on its recent analysis of the mobile interventional X-ray solutions market, Frost & Sull read more Feature | Mobile C-Arms | April 18, 2018 | Jeff Zagoudis Mobile C-Arms Mature But Improving The market for mobile C-arm techn… read more Technology | Angiography | February 06, 2019 Canon Medical Debuts Alphenix 4-D CT at RSNA 2018 Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. recently introduced a new angiography configuration featuring its Alphenix Sky + C-arm… read more Technology | Mobile C-Arms | November 06, 2018 Siemens Healthineers Announces FDA Clearance of Cios Spin Mobile 3D C-Arm Siemens Healthineers announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the Cios Spin, a new mobile C-… read more Image courtesy of GE Healthcare News | Mobile C-Arms | October 26, 2017 Ziehm Vision FD Earns Best New Product of the Year at Stevie Awards October 26, 2017 — Ziehm Vision FD has been recognized with the Silver Stevie Award as “Best new product of the year” read more GE’s OEC Elite CFDlast_img read more

First Mortgage Debt on the Rise but HELOC Balances Subside

first_imgFirst Mortgage Debt on the Rise, but HELOC Balances Subside Share in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News, Origination New debt created by first-time homebuyers transitioning into homeownership and existing homeowners that are upgrading to larger homes growing a rapid pace, meanwhile, home equity loan balances have cooled off thanks to borrowers paying off debts.Equifax’s National Consumer Credit Trends Report for February 2016 found that the total balance of outstanding first mortgages in January rose 2.1 percent year-over-year to more than $8.3 trillion.”Home purchase activity accelerated in 2016 as economic conditions boosted consumer confidence,” said Amy Crews Cutts, Chief Economist at Equifax. “When first-time homebuyers move into homeownership or existing homeowners upgrade to a larger, more expensive home, new debt is created. This trend is finally dominating the accelerated amortization from borrowers paying a little extra each month or paying their mortgages in full, and foreclosure activity is also greatly diminished.”On the other hand, home equity lines of credit (HELOC) debt seemed to decrease from last January. The report showed that HELOC debts decreased 3.7 percent from $514.2 billion to $495 billion from January 2015 to January 2016. In addition, home equity installments loan balances fell 5.1 percent from $138.5 billion to $131.4 billion over the same time period.”With many HELOCs hitting their recast into amortization we are seeing increased payoffs, reducing the debt and numbers of HELOCs outstanding. About 20 to 25 percent of HELOCs active a year prior to their recast anniversary will payoff and close within the year after date. Originations of new loans are not keeping pace with the payoffs.”Existing first mortgage numbers rose 0.4 percent year-over-year in January to reach 50.1 million, while at the same time, HELOCs and home equity installment loans declined 3.2 percent and 2.5 percent, respectively.The Equifax report showed that the total number of new first mortgages originated January 2015 to November 2015 was 7.60 million, up 43.2 percent from a year ago. The total balance of first mortgages originated in that same time was $1.79 trillion, an increase of 56.7 percent. The severe delinquency rate among first mortgages, or balances that are 90 days past due or in foreclosure, was 1.75 percent in February 2016, down from 2.50 percent one year ago.The total number of new home equity installment loans originated January 2015 to November 2015 was 760,900, up 32.4 percent year-over-year, while the total balance of new loans was $25.1 billion, an increase of 25.2 percent. The severe delinquency rate for these loans is 1.63 percent, down from 2.12 percent same time a year ago.From January 2015 to November 2015, the total balance of new HELOC loans was $135.3 billion, up 21.6 percent from same time a year ago. In that same time, the total number of new loans originated was more than 1.29 million, an increase of 13.1 percent, Equifax said. The severe delinquency rate for these loans is 1.34 percent, down from 1.49 percent same time a year ago.Click here to view the full report.center_img March 8, 2016 956 Views Equifax First Mortgage Origination 2016-03-08 Staff Writerlast_img read more

Government never questioned political equality of T Cypriots

first_imgThe government has never questioned the notion of political equality of Turkish Cypriots, Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides, said on Thursday.Reactions to President Nicos Anastasiades’ proposal on decentralisation of powers in a future federal state were due to misinterpretation, the minister said.Christodoulides, who is currently in the US for contacts, told state broadcaster CyBC on Thursday that it is believed that the UN Secretary-General’s special envoy Jane Holl Lute might return to the island so that work can begin to set the terms of reference for the new process that will lead to resumption of talks as soon as possible.The minister was to meet US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley within the day to discuss developments on the Cyprus problem.“This meeting will be exclusively on developments in the Cyprus issue, as they are shaped by Mrs Lute’s mission, as well as the issue of the United Nations peacekeeping force (Unficyp),” Christodoulides told CyBC.He added he has already discussed these issues in his meetings with US officials in Washington, and is satisfied by what he heard.“Both the US and our side are focusing efforts on a positive outcome through Mrs Lute’s mission.” The US, he said, fully supports this effort by the UN Secretary-General of the United Nations through Lute.“We hope soon to lead to the resumption of talks.”As regards the future of Unficyp, Christodoulides said the US has set five criteria for the operation of peacekeeping missions, one of them “is the existence of a political process.”Christodoulides admitted that failure to reach common ground for the relaunch of the talks would make things difficult but that the focus at the moment was on paving the way for the UNSG to set the terms of reference for the new talks process.He said that Anastasiades’ proposal of a decentralised federation concerning the powers of the central government is deemed by the government as a way out of the deadlock concerning one of the most difficult issues currently faced, that of the effective participation of Turkish Cypriots.Christodoulides said that there is no questioning the notion of political equality of Turkish Cypriots or of their effective participation in a future central government.“This has never been denied. It is a given and there has never been any doubt,” he said.On criticism by opposition that Anastasiades’ proposal widens the gap between the two communities, he said, that this was probably due to misinterpretation.All these issues, he said, will be discussed in detail with Lute within the framework of the mission that is expected to be launched.On the Statement of Intent he signed with the US on behalf of Cyprus earlier in the week, Christodoulides said that this defines, for the first time, the framework of cooperation between the two countries on security issues concerning bilateral relations and in the Eastern Mediterranean region.He said he also discussed with US officials a large number of bilateral issues concerning, among other things, double taxation avoidance and US visa requirements for Cypriot citizens. These issues, he said, will now “begin to enter a new basis.”He added that the US will also participate in topics of its interest in the tripartite relations Cyprus has forged in the region.“In the immediate future, there will be tripartite meetings at both foreign ministers and heads of state level, and we will discuss which of these meetings will involve the US,” he said.The same applies also for other EU member states, he said. “There are member states of the European Union with which we are in advanced consultations, precisely to determine the context and the themes of their participation in these formations of the region, for which it is acknowledged that the results they produce are particularly decisive for stability in the Eastern Mediterranean.”While in US, Christodoulides also met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell.You May LikeInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesNew Rule in Rowland Heights, California Leaves Drivers FumingInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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the rest are at the Tompkins Rehabilitation and Corrections Center at the State Hospital in Jamestown the Bismarck Transition Center and Centre Inc in FargoCentre plans to open a new 72-bed women’s facility by the end of the yearHeather Brandt program director for the nonprofit says the women’s wing of Centre currently houses up to six women per dorm-style room; the rooms in the new facility will house two or three“It’ll be more spacious which will hopefully help reduce conflict” she saysBrandt says women’s mental health and substance abuse issues which are often intertwined affect their recidivism rates and they’re at their highest risk of relapse when they’re making the transition from prison to a halfway house “It’s like going from ‘The Biggest Loser’ where 24 hours a day you’re immersed in losing weight and doing well then you just go home” she saysBut as Bertsch says “People shouldn’t have to come into the Department of Corrections’ custody for the sole purpose of getting treatment or getting their mental health behaviors under control”Staying focusedFor Tigerstrom getting substance-abuse and cognitive-behavioral therapy was key to her successWhile undergoing “hardcore” treatment at Tompkins she learned skills to help her resist old temptations which like most things gets easier with practice“It’s a good program you just really have to take it seriously and you really have to apply it after you get out” she saysDuring one of their weekly visits Tigerstrom told Gerri Leach the executive director of the Jail Chaplains that prison was like seminary for her“She used her time while she was incarcerated to improve herself instead of just ‘existing’ and I think that better prepares you to come out” Leach saysDuring her year in the North Dakota women’s prison Tigerstrom participated in the welding program took two college classes and studied the BibleStaying active helped her deal with prison life which she calls a “bad scene” with the inmates “controlling the floor” and drugs circulating“I didn’t want to go back there again so I did everything I could to make the best of it” she saysPrior to her twin sons’ foster mother taking them in Tigerstrom had little contact with them while she was in prison“It was really hard for me because they were living on the streets with their dad” she saysShortly after she left Centre Inc in November she received the news that she’d be able to spend Christmas with them With the help of the Cass County Jail Chaplains she quickly set up a bunk bed mattresses and bedding for them“We put it all together in a couple weeks” she saysShe’s continued to keep faith a focus as she’s made the transition to civilian life attending church services and meeting with her church mentor“My mentor is like my (Narcotics Anonymous) sponsor and church services are like my meetings” says Tigerstrom who’s been sober since May 2013 when she was arrestedShe also journals calls friends reads or watches TV as ways of dealing with stress that don’t involve usingTigerstrom wants other women in her situation to know that with hard work it gets better“You can leave all of that behind and get to a point where there is hope” she says “You can love life again”Women in Prison: DifferencesSecuring housing and employment are the two biggest challenges for both men and women who’ve been incarcerated but statistics studies and experience show that women face some different or additional challengesJustice-involved women are lower-risk but higher-need than menThey’re at low risk for violent behavior but they’re at high risk of re-offending because of their relapse issuesWomen’s criminal behavior is often related to their relationshipsFor example some women will commit a crime to show loyalty to a significant other or to provide for their childrenJustice-involved women often report histories of sexual victimization and traumaSexual trauma is often linked to mental health substance abuse and relationship issues all of which can lead to criminal activityIncarceration and re-entry are particularly challenging for justice-involved mothers of minor childrenWomen are more likely than men to be the primary caretakers of their children and are often single parentsThe far-west location of the North Dakota women’s prison in Hettinger County further isolates female inmates from their childrenThey face additional pressure upon release to regain custody of their children if it wasn’t terminatedWomen respond better to evidence-based gender-sensitive treatment methodsFor example women are more likely to feel comfortable with female staff and in women-only treatment groupsSources: Kelly Tigerstrom former inmate; 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