Province Invests in New Port Bickerton Community Centre

first_imgThe province is supporting a community effort that will enhance social and recreational activities and create a new home for the volunteer fire department in Port Bickerton. The Department of Economic and Rural Development, through the Community Development Fund, will invest $66,939 to support the Port Bickerton Community Centre Club and Seashore Volunteer Fire Department. “This project is a wonderful example of a sustainable initiative that will benefit the Port Bickerton area for years to come,” said MLA Jim Boudreau, on behalf of Economic and Rural Development Minister Percy Paris, at the announcement today, Aug. 12. “By combining the two facilities, the centre will be more cost effective and its services will be more accessible to the community.” The current community centre and the volunteer fire station are in need of major repairs. The new facility will provide enhanced social and recreational activities, as well as health programs and services. The community will fund its portion of the project through the sale of the buildings and land. “We were delighted to receive funding from the province enabling us to move forward with this exciting project,” said Keith Horton, president of the Seashore Volunteer Fire Department. “This new building will be an asset to the community and will help promote the health and vitality of our residents.” The Community Development Fund assists regional areas and rural communities with local planning and entrepreneurship. It helps to develop co-operatives and projects to ensure sustainable communities across Nova Scotia. Last year, projects totaled more than $1.4 million.last_img read more

Photographer files complaint with police after alleged assault while on the job

first_imgTORONTO – A Toronto newspaper photographer said he opted to file a complaint with police about being attacked while covering a protest in order to raise awareness about the dangers of escalating anti-media sentiment.Longtime Toronto Sun staff photographer Stan Behal said what he experienced last weekend — which included being hit on the head — was different from other incidents over his 35-year career, alleging it appeared to be fuelled by animosity toward journalists.The occurrence, coupled with increasing anti-media rhetoric from south of the border, made him feel the need to put the matter before police, he said.“The public is getting the message that you can get away with this, especially when someone as high-profile as the President of the United States says that we’re the ‘enemy of the people,’” Behal said. “That’s scary. That really makes what we do very difficult.”Toronto police said in a news release Thursday they were looking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect in an alleged assault on a 63-year-old man in the city’s downtown last Saturday. A police spokeswoman confirmed the victim of the alleged incident was Behal. Police said the suspect is a man in his 20s, with a muscular build and short brown hair. He was wearing a grey T-shirt at the time.Behal said the incident took place while he was covering an anti-hate rally in downtown Toronto on Saturday.A coalition of religious, labour and social justice groups had convened to counteract a planned demonstration by the Worldwide Coalition Against Islam, which is open about its anti-Muslim and white supremacist agenda. That group ultimately did not go through with its rally but those against it gathered nonetheless.Behal said that while many espoused messages of tolerance, a specific contingent made him feel targeted as he accompanied a Toronto Sun columnist and snapped photos of the event.Those individuals, who covered their faces with bandannas, followed, photographed and challenged him as he tried to complete his assignment, he said.Suddenly, a man whose face was not covered lunged at him, Behal said.A video posted on the Sun’s website shows a man rush up to Behal, swat at his head, grab his arm and eventually yank off his cap. Several people, including police, look on as the incident takes place.“I think he meant to do damage,” Behal said. “It looks like he’s just swiping to try and get my hat, but his hand comes down pretty strongly on the top of my head … It was quite painful.”Groups organizing or endorsing the rally criticized what happened, saying it undermined the purpose of the event.United Jewish People’s Order spokeswoman Lia Tarachansky, one of the event organizers, apologized to Behal for his ordeal and said no one should ever feel unsafe at an event denouncing hatred.“We did not go there to be violent, but to unite Toronto against hate groups,” she said.Evan Balgord, executive director of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, said hat-grabbing has become a feature of some protests and typically involves people removing the “Make America Great Again” caps that have become prevalent since Donald Trump launched his successful bid for the U.S. presidency.But Balgord said disrupting journalists in the course of their duties crosses the line.“The guy who did this should not have done this,” he said. “You do not lay hands on journalists at demonstrations.”At least one industry group said Behal’s experience raises alarms about the treatment of journalists in society at large.“In an era where epithets like ‘fake news’ are undermining the integrity of journalists around the world, we are seeing real, tangible effects of a concerted effort to establish distrust between the public and the press,” Cole Burston, the president of the News Photographers Association of Canada said in a statement.“The incident with Mr. Behal underscores the growing challenge our colleagues face in simply doing their jobs, and that’s not acceptable.”last_img read more

NL Tories apologize for using singers Victory Song without approval

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador’s Tory leader has opened his election campaign with an apology to one of the province’s best-known musicians.Ches Crosbie apologized Thursday morning after former Great Big Sea member Sean McCann objected to the Tory campaign’s use of his song, “Victory Song,” at the party’s campaign launch in St. John’s on Wednesday night.McCann said the song is about his successful battle over addiction and the Tories did not ask for or get his permission.He asked them to stop using it.Crosbie said the party had been late contacting McCann for permission, and should have waited for his approval.He called it a mistake, apologized, and said it won’t happen again.“Sean, you’re an inspiration to NLers everywhere. Wasn’t intended to be a ‘campaign song,’ but was played at campaign HQ. It is a great song. No harm intended, keep making amazing music,” Crosbie said on Twitter.Premier Dwight Ball called an election for May 16 on Wednesday evening, in what’s shaping up as a close race between the ruling Liberals and opposition Tories.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Big Stars To Perform Songs By The Who For Teenage Cancer Trust

first_imgThe Who hits 50 at Shepherds Bush Empire on November 11 with a special star-studded gig featuring some of the biggest names in music performing Who songs for the Teenage Cancer Trust.The house band for the evening is The Who’s band featuring Simon Townshend, Zak Starkey, Pino Palladino, Billy Nicholls, Frank Simes, Loren Gold and John Coury, and they will be joined onstage by some of the best artists in the world all performing Who classics.Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Liam Gallagher, Ricky Wilson from the Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers’ James Dean Bradfield, Geddy Lee from Rush, The Strypes, Brody Dalle, Tom Odell, Amy Macdonald, Andy Burrows and Rizzle Kicks as well more to be announced soon, have chosen their favourite WHO songs to perform in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.The Who’s Roger Daltrey is a long-standing patron of Teenage Cancer Trust and has been curating the charity’s annual flagship event, Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall, for 15 years. In that time the shows have raised over £19 million to help young people with cancer and the charity has grown to include 28 specialist units and 48 expert teenage cancer nurses and youth-support coordinators.Tickets to the gig go on sale on Friday, October 31, here.last_img read more

Top UN refugee official urges end to Ivorian stalemate to ease humanitarian

10 February 2011The head of the United Nations refugee agency warned today of a worsening humanitarian crisis in Côte d’Ivoire and called for an immediate end to the political stalemate, which has led tens of thousands to flee their homes amid violence and uncertainty. “The political blockade is becoming more deeply entrenched, causing the humanitarian situation to get worse and worse,” said António Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. “People are very afraid,” he added in a statement.Côte d’Ivoire has been in turmoil since early December when outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo refused leave office despite opposition leader Alassane Ouattara’s UN-certified victory in November’s run-off election. Mr. Ouattara has been recognized by the international community as the West African country’s duly elected president.Mr. Guterres said his office has registered at least 35,000 Ivorian refugees in neighbouring Liberia, and an equal number of internally displaced persons in western Côte d’Ivoire who are in dire need of shelter and other basic relief supplies.Earlier this week, a plane chartered by the UN refugee agency, known as UNHCR, flew from the city of Liège in Belgium carrying 2,450 tents from the agency’s emergency stockpile in Copenhagen and a convoy of trucks will transport 93 tons of relief aid from Accra, the capital of Ghana, to Abidjan, the Ivorian commercial capital. “We face the risk of a possible massive displacement of Ivorians,” said Mr. Guterres, adding that the crisis could also have a negative impact on Liberia, which is recovering from the 1999-2003 civil war, as well as other countries in the region.“Given these circumstances, I commend Liberia for its open-border policy and the Liberian people who have so generously opened their homes and shared their scarce resources,” said Mr. Guterres, who also appealed for international solidarity with the Ivorian people and the Liberians hosting them.“Urgent international political action is necessary to resolve the stalemate and restore calm,” said the High Commissioner. “All citizens of Côte d’Ivoire should feel secure at home and no longer forced to flee in search of safety,” he added.In a related development, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky today confirmed that a radio station run by the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) is still broadcasting despite a declaration by the country’s National Council for Audiovisual Communication (CNCA) that the station had been suspended.Mr. Nesirky told reporters in New York that UNOCI has not been informed of the decision to shut it down, and described the purported decision to close down UNOCI-FM as “another unacceptable attempt by Mr. Gbagbo’s camp to disrupt the mandated operations of UNOCI.”The head of the UNOCI-FM, Sylvain Semilinko, told UN Radio in an interview that the freedom of the press in that country has been suppressed.“The whole media landscape in Côte d’Ivoire has been muzzled by Mr. Gbagbo’s camp because they don’t want freedom of speech, freedom of press. They don’t want pluralism of opinion since the election. There is a clamp down on the media,” said Mr. Semilinko.Meanwhile, UNOCI reported that it is carrying out its mandated tasks as usual, saying that it provided free medical care to 3,099 people, distributed 71,000 litres of water and conducted 4,822 patrols last month. Nearly 1,000 of those patrols were in Abidjan.Cote read more

Michigan Court of Appeals rules 21 that righttowork law applies to 35000

Michigan Court of Appeals rules 2-1 that right-to-work law applies to 35,000 state employees AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by David Eggert, The Associated Press Posted Aug 15, 2013 3:27 pm MDT LANSING, Mich. – Michigan’s right-to-work law applies to 35,000 state employees, a divided state appeals court ruled Thursday in the first major legal decision on the much-debated measure eight months after it passed.Judges voted 2-1 to reject a lawsuit filed by labour unions representing state workers. In a state with a heavier presence of organized labour than most, thousands of protesters came to the Capitol late last year as the Republican-backed measure was passed quickly.The law prohibits forcing public and private workers in Michigan to pay union dues or fees as a condition of employment, and applies to labour contracts extended or renewed after late March. It went to court after questions were raised whether it can apply to state employees, since the Michigan Civil Service Commission, which sets compensation for state employees, has separate powers under the state constitution.The majority said legislators have the broader authority to pass laws dealing with union fees.“In light of the First Amendment rights at stake, the Michigan Legislature has made the policy decision to settle the matter by giving all employees the right to choose,” Judges Henry Saad and Pat Donofrio wrote, adding that legislators decided to “remove politics from public employment and to end all inquiry or debate about how public sector union fees are spent.”Dissenting Judge Elizabeth Gleicher said the court’s decision strips the civil service panel of its “regulatory supremacy” clearly laid out in the state’s constitution, which allows the four-member commission to regulate “all conditions of employment” for civil service workers.“It cannot seriously be questioned that imposition of an ‘agency fee’ constitutes a regulation of a condition of employment,” she wrote.The commission currently has three appointees of former Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm, and those members have battled with Republican Gov. Rick Snyder over other proposals affecting state workers.In January, Snyder himself asked the Michigan Supreme Court to step in early and decide the legality of the right-to-work law, particularly the state employee issue, but the high court declined.Multiple union-led lawsuits have been filed to strike down Michigan’s right-to-work law. Legal challenges in neighbouring Indiana, which passed a right-to-work law just before Michigan did, have been unsuccessful.The contracts for unionized state employees end Dec. 31. The United Auto Workers, which represents about half of them, recently began contract talks with the Snyder administration.Police officers and firefighters are exempted from the law and must pay union fees. read more

Womens EHF CL Main Round 100 Visitors Saturday

Four games of the Women’s EHF Champions League Main Round – four wins of visitors. Oltchim and Buducnost in the Group 2, while Larvik and Gyori in Group 1 took very important points:Krim Mercator : Oltchim Valcea 25:31 (13:16)Metz : Budućnost 27:29 (14:15)Midtjylland : Larvik 22:26 (9:16)Itxako Navarra : Györ 26:28 (13:14) Budućnost PodgoricaKrim MercatorOltchimWomens EHF Champions League ← Previous Story SEHA 2nd Part begins: Favorites celebrate wins! Next Story → Gyula Gal is back to Hungary

Opinion We cant afford to take a single job for granted as

first_imgLAST WEEK THE Irish people had their say on how they are represented and how the important issues in their locality are addressed by their Local Authority. A dominant issue of national and local discussion has been employment, how to support existing jobs and how to provide new ones. Given the renewed focus on a local approach, where does your Local Authority fit into this equation?Traditionally, local authorities are seen as service providers in their communities covering everything from street lighting and planning to motor tax and roads. In terms of engagement with business, local authorities are often seen as being reliant on local economies as opposed to being a central driver of economic activity.At the most basic level however, local authorities are major employers in their community, supporting direct and indirect employment. In many cases, this local spend has equivalent impact to a major Foreign Direct Investment employer, acting as a boon for local business.At a broader level, local authorities facilitate growth by working with other State agencies in supporting investment decisions. This practical support underpins many major jobs announcements such as Eli Lily in Cork, Pay Pal in Dundalk and Kerry Group in Naas.What more can be done locally?While major jobs announcements are needed and very welcome – our capacity to create jobs through growing existing businesses and supporting new ones will form the backbone of our economic recovery.All too often businesses fail for lack of advice or appropriate mentoring at their early stages. For the person taking the leap and starting their own business, accessing enterprise supports needs to be as simple, positive and coherent as possible.Responding to this need, the roll out of Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) is bringing together the local knowledge and existing business supports of county councils with the skills of Enterprise Ireland to provide 31 experienced teams across the country.For those trying to start or grow a business the new structures present a much more effective way to access vital supports including capital grants, training programmes and business mentoring – the idea is as simple as it is potent, all information and direction in one building. These activities can be daunting for some clients, but the new system will cut down on the time it takes to identify the appropriate supports and how to get them – be it market research, legal obligations, risk identification or sales planning advice.For the entrepreneur with the idea and the potential, there will always be issues that they haven’t considered. The aim of the LEOs is to provide streamlined access to the right information and support so they can get on with the job of developing their business.Importantly, the establishment of the LEOs will mean that all categories of business – including sole traders, micro businesses and small and medium sized companies – will have access to Government supports and advice. Previously some businesses – for example, companies who were too large to access County Enterprise Board supports, but were not exporting and therefore did not qualify for Enterprise Ireland supports – fell through the cracks between different agencies. Thankfully this will no longer be the case.Commercial ratesThe development of the LEOs is one key element of local authorities’ role in actively supporting enterprise and investment in their localities. This is an important positive change but any discussion of the relationship between local authorities and business in their localities inevitably contains a discussion on commercial rates. This is an important issue and has been the subject of considerable commentary recently as rates are seen to account for an increasing proportion of local authority budgets. This is, however, not due to increasing rate charges but instead a decline in other local authority income.In response to the cost pressures on businesses, the vast majority of rating authorities have frozen or reduced commercial rates – including 87 out of the 88 rating authorities either reducing their annual rate on valuation or freezing it in 2013.Between 2006 and 2012 average collection rates for Commercial Rates fell by a fifth, down from 93.3% in 2006 to 74.2 % in 2012. Taken together, both the fall in collection of rates and the cost of bad debts serves to exert further pressure on local authority finances.Like business, local authorities been responding to these changed circumstances and in recent years, have seen a 23% fall in staffing levels and also delivered efficiency savings of €839m nationally.With the launch of the LEOs, local authorities are again responding to changed circumstances and needs – and in doing so are striving to develop and grow their relationships with local business and enterprise.The futureIt is extremely clear from our recent history that we cannot afford to take a single job for granted. The impact of each existing job supported or new job created means more money, more confidence and more people circulating in our towns and villages.Building on the recovery underway in our economy requires local authorities to leverage their local knowledge and provide support services that deliver real value and benefit to local enterprise.On their side business should make full use of these services as they seek to create sustainable local jobs.Through collaboration and new ways of working together, business and local authorities can harness their respective strengths to improve towns and villages around the country. Now, more than ever, local authorities are open for business.Peter Hynes, Mayo County Manager and County and City Managers Assoc. Committee on Community, Social and Economic Development.Noonan: online tool will unlock €2 billion in funding for small businesslast_img read more

Apple Drops USBC Dongle and Accessory Prices Following Criticism

first_img There’s really no way around it—Apple has serious port problems. With the iPhone 7, it removed the headphone jack, much to the chagrin of audiophiles. The newly announced MacBook Pro has a whopping six USB Type-C ports. That’s great! However, those are all the ports it has. That’s not so great!The USB Type-C standard has been gaining ground in the last few years as computers, and mobile devices adopt it. Now, most Android phones come with this port standard, rather than the older microUSB. USB Type-C is a definite improvement because the plug is reversible, it’s faster, delivers more power, and can output almost any kind of signal. In the future where all your peripherals are Type-C, that will be handy. Right now, it means you’ll need a lot of adapters. It just so happens, Apple sells those adapters.The outcry was swift after the new MacBook went on sale. Apple was making a killing on all those dongles, but it has now relented and lowered the prices. Some of Apple’s first-party adapters have seen price drops as high as 50%. For example, the standard Type-C to Type-A dongle (the old USB you’re familiar with) is down to just $9 now. Most third-party accessories Apple sells are at least 25% off as well. It makes the situation much less aggravating for new MacBook buyers.In addition to the drop in dongle cost, Apple is lower prices on all USB Type-C and Thunderbolt peripherals by 25% through the end of the year. That includes products like the 4K and 5K LG displays and external card readers powered by Type-C. iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Have More Cameras, More ProblemsApple Arcade Launches Next Week Stay on targetlast_img read more

Fire engulfs barn in north Clark County

first_imgFire engulfed a barn in north Clark County late Thursday, according to emergency radio traffic.The fire was reported about 9:50 p.m. at 15109 N.E. 369th St. in the Fargher Lake area.Crews arrived on scene to find fire had spread throughout the 7,200-square-foot barn, one of several structures on the property, according to radio traffic and county records.last_img

Alleged bribes over half a million ex Minister Shane Gibson given bail

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, August 4, 2017 – Nassau – Over half a million dollars in alleged bribes is what the former Labour Minister and once Hurricane Matthew Czar was charged in connection with at Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.   The charges against Shane Gibson, who limped and hopped his way into the court house were concerned with Jonathan Ash and included 16 counts of bribery, two counts of conspiracy to commit bribery, two counts of conspiracy to commit extortion and 15 counts of extortion – where it is alleged that between January 2 and April 30, 2017, Gibson extorted $250,000 from Mr Ash.As it relates to  the bribery challenges, it is alleged Gibson solicited more than $250,000 from Mr Ash between February 2 and March 30, 2017; the conspiracy to extort is alleged to have happened between January 2 and April 30, 2017.   The cumulative figure comes to a reported $610,000 in alleged kickbacks to the former Minister for the National Insurance Board.The suspicious leg injury of Shane Gibson which is shown in cell phone and media videos of his arrival at court on Thursday was said to be caused by a boating accident.    Gibson is represented by Damian Gomez, QC, Wayne Munroe, QC, Anthony McKinney, QC, and Alex Dorsett.  He is released on $40,000 bail with sureties and was allowed to keep his travel documents, will not have to check in with Police and is due back in court on October 3.#MagneticMediaNews#ShaneGibsongivenbail Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #ShaneGibsongivenbaillast_img read more

Maurizio Sarri thinks he needs more time to make Chelsea top

first_imgOn the eve of the Premier League derby at Stamford Bridge against Manchester City, Chelsea chief Maurizio Sarri asked for patience after his team suffered two defeats in their last three Premier League outingsAfter an outstanding start of the season, the Blues have struggled to maintain the impressive performance in the past few weeks, having failed to secure all three points in three out of their previous four league clashes.After running unbeaten in 18 games across all competitions, the London outfit has suffered a 3-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at the Wembley Stadium. What’s more, they allowed the returnees, Wolverhampton Wanderers, to come back from a goal down and clinch a 2-1 victory last midweek.However, former Napoli manager believes he needs to get some time to help his side return to the top of the Premier League.“What happens if Guardiola had no time in City? Maybe the best team in the world (would not have been) City in the last year,” he told Evening Standard.“My problem is to improve my players, to solve the situation, to solve problems, to try to gain a lot of points.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“Then there is the club that will decide what is better for them.“For him (Guardiola), it’s impossible to improve 20 players in the first season.“He told me, in the first season, you have to work only on 14, 15 players otherwise you are in trouble.“You need a season just to understand the real situation here (in England).”With Chelsea expected to take on the Citizens on Saturday’s afternoon, Maurizio Sarri is poised to take Guardiola’s scalp as his team trails the unbeaten Premier League leaders by ten points.last_img read more

Burglars smash through Miami grocery store wall 2 detained

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Police thwarted a late-night break-in at a wholesale grocery store in Miami, early Saturday.According to Miami Police, the thieves smashed through the concrete wall of Jetro Cash & Carry and Restaurant Depot, located near Northwest 12th Avenue and 20th Street, at around 2 a.m. Officials said the subjects did not get what they came for.Police were notified and immediately set up a perimeter, taking at least two men into custody.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

POLICE LOG for June 21 Crackdown On Texting While Driving Environmental Police

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Thursday, June 21, 2018:Animal Control Officer notifies Environmental Police of bear sighting in woods behind Town Park (Aprile Field) by resident on Wednesday. Environmental Police will monitor area. (7:39am)Police issued 5 citations for texting while driving on Middlesex Avenue and Main Street. (8:37am-9:30am)Police out with a vehicle parked on side of road on Eames Street. Police found a family walking along the train tracks. Police advised them to stay off tracks. (12:29pm)A Salem Street caller reported a scam call. (5:48pm)Manager at Red Heat Tavern reported two patrons on patio witnessed a hit and run. Police responded. (6:54pm)NOTE: 3 arrests were noted in police log, but information was redacted. 2 arrests took place at 1:41pm. The other took place on 5:51pm.(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?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 3: Man Issued Summons For Resisting Arrest; Turkeys Struck In Roadway; Hit & RunIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 14: Missing Teen Located; Trash Left Behind At Yentile FarmIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 29: Burlington Man Arrested For OUI; Injured HummingbirdIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Lead facilitator of Anchorage youth leadership program to retire after 22 years

first_imgBASSETT: So, PYLI embraces the idea that all young people in their teenage years have the potential to be positive points of light doing service leadership in their communities, making a difference. So when we first launched the Points of Light Youth Leadership Institute here in Alaska, we wanted to make sure that every young person, all the diverse young people in Alaska, had the opportunity to have world class leadership. We also know that our community is incredibly diverse. Therefore, if you’re gonna learn leadership, you should learn it with a very wide variety of young people — age-wise, school, race culture and socioeconomic difference.EARLY: What do you think is the age to start teaching young people leadership skills?BASSETT: Well, I think there’s a misunderstanding that leadership is to be delayed somehow to older years, possibly college and post-college, when in fact, the traits of leadership — good character and competence, teaching decision-making, goal-setting, team communication, how to be creative and solving and planning projects that solve communities — I think the earlier we do that for young people, the more they adopt and practice those skills. So we believe that in 7th and 8th grade, students are ready to embrace the skills. By the time they’re in 9th or 10th grade, they’re practicing the skills. And by the time they leave high school in junior in senior year, they’re leading their schools ad ready to lead their colleges and communities.EARLY: Tell me a little bit about this year’s batch of students. What were the leadership qualities that you were teaching and what projects were they working on?BASSETT: This year, we focused on a simulation where Easter is coming up, and we wanted young people to realize that by taking a significant day like Easter and thinking about young children ion Head Start programs and in elementary schools, who oftentimes don’t have interactions with upper-class students, and who may have real needs learning and other kinds of needs. We came up with an Easter bag project around which they could create a basket of stimulating interesting learning tools, different things that students could do, and young people could come in to the classroom and work with those young people. Just recently, we had the youth walkout for climate change, and that was led by a [16-year-old] student in Sweden. What we find is that young people can inspire other young people. We want our PYLI graduates to do that in the Anchorage School District and across the state.EARLY: So this is your last year leading and facilitating. What do you hope for the future of a program like this, both for the students and the program itself?BASSETT: Well, we worked hard to leave a legacy for this particular training. Oftentimes, youth programs go away, and that’s because there hasn’t been the foresight to think about what the program might need in the future. Most importantly, we’ve created an alumni network of over 250 young people, who are now in their 20s and 30s. Many of them live in Anchorage, and we feel that those young adults want to keep the leadership training going and be mentors and possibly be trainers and inspirations for the high school students that will attend PYLI.This year’s class of PYLI graduates will be recognized at the March 19th Anchorage Assembly meeting. Beau Bassett, the lead facilitator of Alaska Points of Light Youth Leadership Institute is retiring after 22 years in the program. (Photo by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)Kids in school learn the basics — math, reading and science. For 22 years, the Points of Light Youth Leadership Institute, or PYLI, has worked to add in another important skill set: leadership. This year, the program had Anchorage students participate in a week-long course — during Spring Break — designed to get them excited and involved in activism and taking prominent roles in their communities.Beau Bassett has led the program since it began in Anchorage. A former lawyer and longtime educator, Bassett told Alaska Public Media’s Wesley Early that he’s focused on teaching students how to be better citizens.last_img read more

Trump threatens to shoot migrants who throw stones

first_imgPresident Donald Trump speaks at a rally in support of US Senate candidate Josh Hawley on 1 November in Columbia, Missouri. Hawley is in a tight race with incumbent Democrat senator Claire McCaskill. Photo: AFPUS president Donald Trump on Thursday warned that soldiers deployed to the Mexican border could shoot Central American migrants who throw stones at them while attempting to cross illegally.Trump told journalists at the White House that a group of several thousand migrants walking through Mexico towards the US border had thrown rocks “viciously and violently” at Mexican police.“We’re not going to put up with that. They want to throw rocks at our military, our military fights back,” he said.“I told them (troops) consider it (a rock) a rifle. When they throw rocks like they did at the Mexican military and police, I say consider it a rifle.”Trump spoke during a presentation of his controversial policy on cracking down against what he says is uncontrolled illegal immigration.Contacted for comment, Pentagon spokesman Army Lieutenant Colonel Jamie Davis said the military would not discuss hypothetical situations on the use of force “but our forces are trained professionals who always have the inherent right of self-defence.”“I would also emphasize that our forces are in support of DHS/CBP, who are performing law enforcement activities,” he added, referring to the frontline Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection.Trump has ramped up the rhetoric daily ahead of next Tuesday’s midterm congressional elections, accusing the opposition Democrats of wanting to throw open the borders to floods of “tough people,” “rapists” and other types of threats.The current focus of the president’s repeated claim to be acting against “an invasion” is the dwindling group of a few thousand impoverished migrants trying to get north, but still far from the US border.Trump said that from now on, the United States will stop its policy of allowing people to claim political asylum at the border unless they have first gone through an official border post.Those caught at the border will be held in tent camps or other facilities until they can be deported or have their requests approved, he said.Critics say that such a radical rethink to asylum policies could violate current laws.But Trump rejected this.“This is totally legal. No, we’re stopping people at the border. This is an invasion, and nobody is even questioning that,” he said.“We’ll be doing an executive order sometime next week,” he said, giving little further detail.Despite Trump’s increasingly severe warnings of immigration chaos, the government on Wednesday issued figures saying that only about 400,000 people have been apprehended at the border in 2018, down from around 1.6 million in 2000.Trump said he was not anti-immigrant but wanted immigration to be completely brought under control.“Mass uncontrolled immigration is especially unfair to the many wonderful law-abiding immigrants already living here who followed the rules and waited their turn,” he said.“Some have been waiting for many years. Some have been waiting a long time. They have done everything perfectly, and they are going to come in.”last_img read more

OMalley Campaign Parts Ways with Jailed Virginia Volunteer

first_imgDemocratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley (left), and campaign volunteer Michael C. Teegarden. (AP Photo and screengrab news report)HANOVER, Va. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley’s campaign has “severed all ties” with a campaign volunteer in Virginia following the supporter’s arrest on felony child pornography charges.The Pamunkey Regional Jail in Hanover confirmed Saturday that Michael C. Teegarden was being held without bail on charges related to the online trading of child pornography. It was not clear if the 51-year-old Teegarden had an attorney.The Richmond Times-Dispatch first reported his arrested Thursday in Hanover County. The newspaper said he was O’Malley’s Virginia campaign chairman.In an email sent to The Associated Press, O’Malley spokeswoman Haley Morris said the campaign was “horrified by these allegations.” She described Teegarden as a volunteer.The Times-Dispatch reported that Teegarden was an executive at a wealth management company in the Richmond area and a former educator.last_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | November 05, 2012 Intelerad Releases Nuage Disaster Recovery Services Cloud-based solution provides medical imaging providers with reliable data archiving and recovery services News | Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) | September 04, 2018 Novarad Highest Rated in Customer Satisfaction on Gartner Peer Insights VNA Category Novarad Healthcare Enterprise Imaging has taken the highest rated spot on Gartner’s Peer Insights technology review… read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 30, 2018 Children’s Hospital Colorado to Manage Medical Images Via the Cloud With Platform NucleusHealth and Children’s Hospital Colorado’s (Children’s Colorado) Center for Innovation have formed a strategic… read more Technology | Archive Cloud Storage | November 19, 2018 Intelerad Launches Nuage Disaster Recovery Platform November 19, 2018 — Intelerad Medical Systems announced the launch of the nuage Disaster Recovery (DR) Platform. read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | August 31, 2018 Greenville Health System Adopts Agfa HealthCare Enterprise Imaging System Agfa HealthCare and Greenville Health System (GHS), South Carolina, announced the successful implementation of a… read more News | Radiology Business | March 07, 2019 Carestream Health To Sell its Healthcare IT Business To Philips Carestream Health has signed an agr read more News | Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) | February 07, 2019 Connecticut, California Imaging Centers Deploy Ambra Cloud VNA Ambra Health announced that Naugatuck Valley Radiology and Insight Imaging are among the latest groups of leading… read more center_img News | Enterprise Imaging | August 09, 2018 Visage Signs Mercy for Visage 7 Open Archive Visage Imaging Inc. announced that it has signed a seven-year contract with Mercy, the fifth largest Catholic health… read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 16, 2019 Anatomage Releases Anatomage Cloud Platform Anatomage Inc. released an update to the Anatomage Cloud platform that allows medical and dental professionals to… read more News | Archive Cloud Storage | December 20, 2018 IMS Announces Integration of Cloud Image Viewing Platform With Google Cloud International Medical Solutions (IMS) recently announced it will provide Google Cloud account users with the ability to… read more October 30, 2012 – Intelerad Medical Systems announced the release of Nuage Disaster Recovery Services, which provides hosted data archiving and disaster recovery solutions for hospitals and ambulatory imaging providers.“As a leader in distributed radiology solutions, providing optimal data security for customers has long been a primary objective for us,” said Rick Rubin, chief engineering officer, Intelerad. “With Nuage, we are able to provide medical imaging centers with reliable data archiving and recovery services, all within a flexible, scalable solution.”Built on Intelerad’s Nuage Cloud Imaging Platform by Intelerad, Nuage Disaster Recovery Services combine the speed of online storage, the security of remote cloud-replicated data, and the protection of traditional on-site backups, all smoothly integrated with existing Intelerad environments.Nuage Disaster Recovery Services are deployed with expert guidance by Intelerad’s services team, leveraging the latest in redundancy best practices and risk assessments. Nuage is supported and managed by Intelerad’s expert PACS and infrastructure engineers, with 24/7 monitoring and proactive alerts to IT departments of any infrastructure failures.“We designed Nuage around strategically located data centers that are rated to 99.999% up-time, which gives IT teams peace of mind while safely minimizing costs,” said Rubin. “Furthermore, given the service’s scalability, not only are customers provided a reliable infrastructure, but they’re able to dynamically expand their use of the service as their practice and data volumes grow unpredictably.”Nuage Disaster Recovery Services come with flexible pricing models that match the changing cost and infrastructure needs of imaging providers.  In doing so, organizations can reduce their risks and IT costs by planning for the protection they need, but paying only for the service they use.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Carestream Health has signed an agreement to sell its healthcare information systems (HCIS) business to Philips Healthcare. This includes its radiology and cardiology PACS and reporting software. Image by geralt on Pixabay  Related Contentlast_img read more

Argentina to send increased blueberry volumes in s

first_img Argentina to send increased blueberry volumes in s … As for how this situation would affect the processing industry, he pointed out that fruit will be used depending on the demand of the sector.For the fresh sector, particularly exports, he commented:  “Surely there will be smaller volumes because much of the crop can no longer be recovered. The fruit biologically has a period, which, if passed, no longer can meet export quality.”He also cautioned that frost could further affect these smaller volumes.LGS sees successful lemon imports Despite the unfavorable growing conditions that have impacted much of the industry, not all have been affected. LGS Specialty Sales, Ltd. an importer and distributor of key citrus in the U.S. is one of these outliers. It referred to the success of their Darling Lemons. “We are proud to continue with our lemon program in Argentina this year,” said Luke Sears, president and founder of LGS. “We anticipate that consumers and buyers will be delighted with the quality, taste and size of our Argentine lemons.” “The Argentine season will continue to have value in the U.S. market, as the coastal area of ​​California decreases its production, which will result in better prices for lemons. ” Meanwhile, the Chilean Navels should arrive in the first week of July, with enough volumes to supply the Northern Hemisphere until autumn. Argentine fruit industry welcomes export tax reduc … Limoneira completes Argentine citrus JV and land a … June 21 , 2019 center_img The Argentine citrus season continues to suffer as a result of the climatic conditions that are affecting the country. According to José Carbonell, president of Federcitrus, the campaign is still delayed. “It’s still raining, both in the NOA (Argentine Northwest) and in the Argentine NEA (Argentine Northeast). At this time the harvest is paralyzed because we had five days in a row of rain, which ended two days ago and still can not enter the fields,” he explained. “We are going at a very low level of progress in relation to the time,” he said. He added that the Northern Hemisphere carried out abundant campaigns, keeping the market well supplied. “The U.S., Spain, Turkey have had important harvests in the Northern Hemisphere and markets are a bit repressed.” These circumstances apply for acid citrus as well as sweet citrus. You might also be interested in Argentine lemon industry expects first exports to …last_img read more