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Despite heavy RCMP presence Mikmaq Maliseet continue antifracking protests in New Brunswick

first_img(Photo submitted by Sandra Belliveau to APTN National News’ Facebook page. RCMP blocking Route 126 in New Brunswick)By Tim FontaineAPTN National NewsIt was another day of protest in New Brunswick as Mi’kmaq, Maliseet and their supporters voiced their opposition to shale gas exploration in Kent County.About 100 people have gathered near the town of Birch Ridge, NB, where SWN Resources Canada and their subcontractors have equipment and vehicles used for shale gas exploration stored.SWN Resources Canada is one of the largest companies involved in shale gas exploration in the province. Many Mi’kmaq and Maliseet are opposed to the exploration, saying that it will eventually lead to ‘fracking’ and cause serious harm to the environment, especially water.First Nations also say there was insufficient consultation done by the province.Amateur video and photos show a heavy RCMP presence at the site of today’s protest, although the situation remains peaceful.This is the fourth day of protests in New Brunswick, sparked when members of the Elsipogtog First Nation seized a vehicle belonging to Stantec, which is a Fredericton-based company subcontracted to SWN Resources Canada.One of the protesters is Susan Levi-Peters, once Chief of Elsipogtog and former candidate for the provincial NDP. She says frustration is building with shale gas exploration and with the RCMP.Levi-Peters says with tensions running so high, the province’s Premier David Alward should halt further shale gas exploration until all sides can come together and discuss the path forward.But she and others warn that with opposition against shale gas exploration so high, it’s unlikely First Nations will agree to allow the industry to develop.Here’s a brief timeline of events:Tuesday, June 4Members of Elsipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick surrounded a vehicle owned by Stantec that was parked at a restaurant near the community. RCMP intervened and brought the vehicle to the local station. Community members followed and refused to allow the vehicle to leave. The vehicle was eventually returned to the company and no arrests were made. Following the incident, New Brunswick’s Energy Minister issued a call for protests to remain peaceful.Wednesday, June 5Around 100 people from Elsipogtog and surrounding communities gather on provincial route 126, at the SWN Resources Canada site. Witnesses say although the protest was peaceful, a large contingent of RCMP moved in and arrested 3, including a 16-year-old. The Chief of Elsipogtog, Arren Sock, issued a statement saying that the community is opposed to shale gas exploration and that Mi’kmaq voices must be heard. He also issued a call for calm among protesters, urging them to remain peaceful and lawful.Thursday, June 6Another afternoon of protests on route 126. Around 100 gather again and there was a heavy RCMP presence but no arrests are made.Friday, June 7Over 100 are gathered at the site on route 126, including St. Mary’s First Nation Chief Candice Paul. Chief Paul has been opposed to the shale gas industry since the province announced exploration would begin over the winter.tfontaine@aptn.ca@anishinaboylast_img read more

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Cong govt will listen to peoples maan ki baat Rahul Gandhi

first_imgSimdega (Jharkhand): Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday reminded people that neither Prime Minister Narendra Modi nor any other political leaders were their “maalik” (masters) rather they are the lords in democracy, asking them to tell his party’s government what to do and it will be done.He described mahagathbandhan of opposition parties as “voice of the people” and said he has not come to speak their maan ki baat but to listen to them. The “maan ki baat” was a montly radio programme of prime minister Narendra Modi as part of which he used to share his thoughts on different subjects with the countrymen. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghThe Congress chief was addressing an election rally in Simdega, which is a part of Khunti Lok Sabha constituency where voting will take place on May 6. Speaking about NYAY scheme, Congress key electoral agenda, Gandhi said if voted to power, Rs 72,000 would be deposited in bank accounts of 5 crore people of the country within one year under it. The amount will be given under the NYAY scheme till a family earns Rs 12,000 per month on its own, he said. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad”This alliance (Mahagathbandhan) is the voice of people. I have not come to speak our maan ki baat but to listen to your maan ki baat and whatever you will tell us we will do it, Gandhi said. Dont forget that you are maalik (master). Narendra Modi or any political leader are not your maalik. You just tell us what to do and we will do, Gandhi said. The Congress chief made a blistering attack on Modi blaming him for working only for 15-20 people. Narendra Modi ji has not fulfilled his promises of providing two crore jobs. He did not deposit Rs 15 lakh in bank accounts of the people, Gandhi said. He (PM) only worked for 15-20 people, Gandhi said, apparently referring to industrialists. Appealing to the people to vote for Congress and Mahagathbandhan candidate Kalicharan Munda from Khunti, Gandhi further attacked Modi for not waiving farm loans while (the MSP) Rs 2500 is being given for rice in Chhattisgarh ruled by the Congress. Munda is facing BJPs Arjun Munda from Khunti LS seat. Munda, who is a former chief minister, had earlier won Jamshedpur Lok Sabha seat in a previous election. The Congress chief said the poor were hit by the GST and asserted that the Congress was committed to save tribal land. Unveiling his party’s future plans for Jharkhand, which was carved out of Bihar in 2000, he said free treatment in hospitals would be introduced and universities and technical institutions will be set up in districts if voted to power. Alleging that the Narendra Modi government had put Rs 5.55 lakh crore in the pockets of 15/20 industrialists, Gandhi said that if the Congress alliance came to power such things would not happen.last_img read more

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MoroccoGhanaian Economic Forum Held in Accra

Accra – An important forum bringing together Moroccan and Ghanaian economic operators kicked off on Monday in Accra to discuss the promotion of investment and the reinforcement of bilateral partnership.Around 40 Moroccan businessmen, led by chairwoman of employers’ association CGEM Miriem Bensalah Chaqroun, took part in the meeting meant to identify cooperation opportunities in both countries.Speaking on the occasion, Bensalah-Chaqroun said that the Moroccan economic operators, who have gained expertise throughout Africa, are willing to participate and contribute to the development of the Ghanaian economy and boost trade and bilateral partnership. The Moroccan delegation includes representatives of sectors such as food-processing, energy, notably renewable energy, mining, infrastructure, tourism, ICT, real estate, transportation and logistics, pharmacy and fisheries, she said, noting that these companies are backed by Moroccan banks and insurance companies in 26 African countries.Ghanaian finance minister Ken Ofori Atta highlighted Ghana’s strong economic potential which benefits from political stability and a real economic takeoff, underlining the will of the new Ghanaian cabinet to strive for reviving the country’s economy. Ghana is the second largest economy of ECOWAS behind Nigeria and ahead of Côte d’Ivoire. read more

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Vijayakala resigns following uproar on proLTTE statement

Maheswaran had said recently that the LTTE needs to be back in order to ensure incidents like that of the recent murder of a child in Jaffna does not take place. A tense situation arose in Parliament this week as well and session were adjourned when the opposition protested demanding stern action on the Minister.The LTTE had been accused of killing the Minister’s husband during the war. Maheswaran said that she had made the statement supportive of the LTTE as nothing was being done to curb the recent crimes in the North.The State Minister felt there was better law and order in the North when the LTTE controlled the North and East. (Colombo Gazette) The statement resulted in both members of the Government and the opposition demanding that she resign. State Minister of Child Affairs Vijayakala Maheswaran has decided to resign from her Ministry post following the uproar on the pro-LTTE statement she had made.She handed over her resignation letter to the President and Prime Minister. read more

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US funds restoration of stupa in Rajagala Buddhist forest monastery

“I am delighted to have joined the Prime Minister in inaugurating the stupa that has been restored with funding from the U.S. Department of State” said McGuire.  “Rajagala’s heritage is an important reminder of the breadth of the human experience in Sri Lanka.”Since 2001, AFCP has funded 13 projects in Sri Lanka, including the conservation of a Buddhist temple, the restoration of the Batticaloa Dutch Fort, the preservation of Buddhist, Hindu, and other collections in the Anuradhapura Archaeological Museum, and the preservation of the intangible heritage of ritual music and dance forms of the Adivasi, Tamil, and Buddhist communities. A stupa restored under a project funded by the U.S. Department of State through the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) was inaugurated by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.Funding for the project, initiated in 2013, totals nearly 43 million Sri Lankan rupees ($250,000). Counselor for Public Affairs David McGuire represented the Embassy at the event. The project includes the conservation and restoration of cave dwellings, monuments, and buildings belonging to the Rajagala Buddhist forest monastery. On October 5, Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Robert Hilton inaugurated the most recent project undertaken in Sri Lanka, a partnership with the University of Jaffna to restore ancient Hindu and other artifacts.AFCP supports the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects, and forms of traditional cultural expression in more than 100 countries around the world. (Colombo Gazette) The project also restored the walkways that connect stupas, common buildings, caves with meditation paintings, and other significant structures. Additional excavations were conducted that identified a pre-historic human settlement, which were the first-ever research excavations carried out in the Eastern province of Sri Lanka. read more

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UN relief official spotlights worlds largest neglected crisis in northern Uganda

“Where else in the world have there been 20,000 kidnapped children? Where else in the world have 90 per cent of the population in large districts been displaced? Where else in the world do children make up 80 per cent of the terrorist insurgency movement?” said Jan Egeland, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and the UN’s Emergency Relief Coordinator. “For me the situation is a moral outrage,” Mr. Egeland told reporters after briefing the Security Council on a number of humanitarian issues in Africa. According to UN sources, the 18-year rebellion of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) against the Government has forced more than 1.6 million Ugandans – half of them children – to flee to squalid and overcrowded camps in order to escape wanton attacks and killings. The numbers include some 40,000 “night commuters,” children who sleep under verandas, in schools, hospital courtyards, or bus parking places overnight to evade the snare of the LRA. Mr. Egeland said he was heartened that the Council devoted so much time to the situation in northern Uganda and that there was a unanimous view that more international attention was merited, along with more efforts to bring an end to the senseless killing and suffering. He also noted there were positive signals from the Government, citing more security in a number of areas in northern Uganda, a larger presence by Government forces to help protect humanitarian work, a new law concerning those uprooted from their homes and more recognition “of how big the problem is.” “We hope, on the humanitarian side, that we’re now seeing a beginning of an end to this 18-year, endless litany of horrors, where the children are the fighters and the victims in northern Uganda,” he said. “This would take a much bigger international investment – in money, in political engagement, in diplomacy and also more concerted efforts to tell the parties there is no military solution,” he added. Rather, “there is a solution through reconciliation, an end to the killing and the reintegration and demobilization of the child combatants.” read more

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Ohio State mens basketball suffers embarrassing loss to Rutgers in first round

Ohio State redshirt junior guard Kam Williams (15) and sophomore guard C.J. Jackson (3) walk down the floor late in the second half against Nebraska on Feb. 18 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorSomehow it just keeps getting worse.Ohio State Athletic Director and Senior Vice President Gene Smith backed basketball coach Thad Matta on Wednesday morning amid a tough stretch, but the encouraging words were not enough to inspire the Buckeyes that evening.OSU lost in the opening round of the Big Ten tournament to Rutgers 66-57, and looked every part of the team that struggled to find its way during conference play.Rutgers redshirt junior guard Nigel Johnson was a difference maker for the Scarlet Knights, racking up 21 points and going 3 of 6 from 3-point range. OSU junior forward Jae’Sean Tate did his best to keep the Buckeyes conference tournament dreams alive, picking up 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the field.However, Tate had the turnover bug, giving the ball away seven times. Redshirt junior center Trevor Thompson, OSU’s bright spot throughout the season, struggled with early foul trouble, but still managed eight points and 11 rebounds before fouling out.OSU started the game out hot, jumping ahead with an 11-3 run, before Rutgers reeled the Buckeyes back in prior to taking the lead on a Johnson jumper with 9:16 remaining in the first half. OSU fired frequently from deep, but struggled to find the mark, going just 4 of 12 from outside the arc.Neither side mounted much offense, combining for 17 turnovers in the first. After OSU regained the lead with 2:47 left in the first on a 3-pointer by redshirt sophomore guard C.J. Jackson, the Buckeyes held onto the lead heading into halftime.Jackson was a key offensive proponent in the first, knocking down three shots from deep and racking up four assists. The Buckeyes help a slim 32-29 lead heading into the locker room at halftime.Coming out of the gate in the second half, Rutgers quickly tied the game before grabbing a six-point lead. The Buckeyes responded with a six-point run, tying the game at 39 before either side traded shots for the lead.Tate continued his effort to put OSU over the top, but another six-point scoring outburst by Rutgers, capped off by a layup by junior forward Candido Sa, gave the Scarlet Knights enough momentum to stay out in front.OSU needed a big boost from senior forward Marc Loving and sophomore guard JaQuan Lyle, two Buckeyes with some of the best scoring ability. However, they were nearly nonexistent in the box score, tallying just five points apiece.A deep Johnson 3-pointer with 2:18 gave Rutgers a 58-53 lead, and seemed to take the life out of the small Buckeye crowd that traveled to Washington. More late turnovers by the Buckeyes allowed the Scarlet Knights to comfortably wrap things up.Coming into the game, Rutgers was ranked 347th in the nation in free throw percentage, but knocked down four straight to seal the deal, and move on to the second round of the conference tournament.Rutgers will face Northwestern following the Iowa-Indiana matchup on Thursday. OSU will now wait to see where it ends up, but a National Invitational Tournament berth seems likely. read more

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The 5 at 5 Thursday

first_img Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Thursday 14 Jun 2018, 4:47 PM Jun 14th 2018, 4:47 PM The World Cup has just kicked off. No Comments The 5 at 5: Thursday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… The World Cup has just kicked off. Image: EMPICS Sport/PA Imagescenter_img By Gráinne Ní Aodha http://jrnl.ie/4071385 Image: EMPICS Sport/PA Images EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five biggest stories of the day.1. #MMA in NYC: Irish Mixed Martial Arts star Conor McGregor gave a statement after appearing in Brooklyn Criminal Court today on charges relating to an incident in April.2. #THE EIGHTH: Health Minister Simon Harris has said it’s unlikely legislation to govern abortion will be brought to the Oireachtas before the summer.3. #CERVICAL CHECK: Vicky Phelan has said a revolutionary drug treatment she has been undergoing appears to be working and her tumours have shrunk significantly.4. #DISCLOSURES TRIBUNAL: RTÉ journalist Paul Reynolds has strongly defended a number of broadcasts he appeared on, saying they weren’t unfair to Maurice McCabe.5. #KICK OFF TIME: The World Cup has officially started, and the first goal of the tournament was scored by host nation Russia against Saudi Arabia. Have a read of our guide to the World Cup here. 7,168 Views Share Tweet Email1 last_img read more

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Ouragan Irène des milliers dAméricains toujours coupés du monde

first_imgOuragan Irène : des milliers d’Américains toujours coupés du mondeMardi, les secours tentaient encore d’atteindre les milliers d’Américains des Etats du Vermont, du New Jersey et de New York piégés par des inondations depuis le passage de l’ouragan Irène ce week-end et lundi. Le dernier bilan s’élève à 43 morts aux Etats-Unis. Plusieurs jours après le passage de l’ouragan Irène, les services de secours sont plus que jamais débordés alors que des milliers d’Américains restent encore totalement coupés du monde. En effet, le phénomène climatique a déversé l’équivalent de près de deux mois de pluie en 24 heures, soit environ 21 centimètres, causant d’importantes inondations. Mardi, les eaux piégeaient donc toujours les habitants des Etats du Vermont, du New Jersey et de New York. À lire aussiQuand des Américains assistent à la naissance d’un bébé phoque sur une plage”Le problème c’est l’inaccessibilité”, a expliqué le chef des opérations d’urgence Dave Miller cité par l’ATS. Autour de Wilmington dans le Vermont, la route est toujours obstruée par la boue. De même, de nombreuses routes sont impraticables, rendant difficile l’intervention des équipes de secours. Aujourd’hui, celles-ci continuent d’extirper des voitures des eaux boueuses et sont occupées à dégager les arbres tombés sur la voie publique. Dans plusieurs régions du New Jersey et de l’Etat de New York, des écoles et des centres communautaires ont été transformés en abri pour accueillir les habitants qui ne peuvent retourner chez eux. Les autorités ont ainsi indiqué que l’aide d’urgence sera distribuée par bateau ou par les airs.Mais outre les inondations causées, l’ouragan Irène a également gravement endommagé les installations électriques. Lundi après-midi, près de 5,1 millions d’Américains étaient privés de courant, mais grâce aux interventions des techniciens l’électricité revient peu à peu. Mardi midi sur la côte Est des Etats-Unis, ils étaient ainsi environ 3,3 millions de ménages et d’entreprises à être toujours plongés dans le noir, selon le Département américain de l’Energie. Le bilan s’alourdit Par ailleurs, les autorités américaines ont relevé le bilan à 43 morts dans onze Etats, dont sept dans le New Jersey et huit dans l’Etat de New York. Alors qu’une personne a trouvé la mort au Canada, le bilan total du passage d’Irène atteint donc 49 morts, en comptant les décès survenus en Haïti, en République Dominicaine et à Porto Rico. Mardi, la secrétaire américaine à la Sécurité intérieure Janet Napolitano et son collègue de l’Agriculture Tom Vilsack devaient se rendre en Virginie et en Caroline du Nord pour évaluer les dégâts.Le 31 août 2011 à 09:04 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Vendée Globe Cest aussi une aventure pour la science

first_imgVendée Globe : C’est aussi une aventure pour la sciencePorté par le skippeur Bernard Stamm, Rivages est un projet scientifique mené en marge de la course du Vendée Globe. Son but : faire en même temps que le voilier du skippeur suisse le tour du monde des écosystèmes, des phénomènes météos, des grands mammifères et des petites bestioles.Seule course de tour du monde en solitaire et sans escale, le Vendée Globe est une référence en matière de course à la voile. Depuis le 10 novembre dernier, on ne manque ainsi pas une miette du parcours des 20 skippeurs (qui ne sont aujourd’hui plus que 13) partis pour cette grande aventure. Mais l’un d’entre eux, le Suisse Bernard Stamm a lui entamé bien plus que cette épreuve de taille. En marge du Vendée Globe, il a en effet lancé un véritable projet scientifique en partenariat avec L’école Polytechnique de Lausanne (EPFL) et le parc marin Océanopolis. Baptisé Rivages, celui-ci a donné naissance à son nouveau bateau, une embarcation de haute technologie qui ne sert plus seulement qu’à aller vite dans les mers du Globe. Grâce à la collaboration de l’EPFL et des équipes du chantier Décision SA, le voilier est désormais un “véritable vecteur de collecte de données scientifiques” équipé d’un vrai laboratoire. Une station de mesures environnementales autonome baptisé le Mini Lab. Tout au long du parcours du skippeur qui devrait durer près de 3 mois, le but est ainsi de récupérer de nombreuses données sur le milieu environnemental mais aussi océanographique. De quoi fournir “une autre vision de la course au large” mais aussi de donner “une occasion unique d’enrichir les connaissances de la communauté scientifique”. Pour que le projet puisse être suivi par le grand public, un site internet a donc été mis en place et dévoile toutes les semaines de nouveaux articles ainsi que des films abordant des sujets variés. Du tour du monde des écosystèmes, aux phénomènes météos, en passant par les grands mammifères et les petites bestioles : les initiateurs du projet n’ont rien voulu oublier. On en apprend ainsi aussi bien sur le requin pèlerin que sur le Pot au noir, appelé par les météorologistes “zone de convergence intertropicale”. “Ce volet scientifique était très important pour moi”À lire aussiQuelle est la différence entre un fleuve et une rivière ?Et le site continuera de s’enrichir au cours des prochaines semaines en suivant la chronologie géographique du parcours du Vendée Globe. Avant son départ, en septembre dernier, le skippeur Bernard Stamm avait ainsi expliqué : “Ce volet scientifique était très important pour moi et pour la fondation de famille Sandoz, l’armateur du bateau […] Il serait vraiment dommage de ne pas profiter de notre parcours autour du monde, pour aider d’une manière ou d’une autre les scientifiques à comprendre le fonctionnement et l’évolution des océans. J’espère seulement que je ne vais pas rapporter des mesures trop alarmantes”. Niveau sport, pour l’instant, Bernard Stamm occupe la quatrième place de la course.   Pour suivre l’aventure scientifique du Suisse et de son voilier, rendez-vous sur le site Rivages : http://www.rivages2012.com/Le 27 novembre 2012 à 16:31 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri hails Ronaldo

first_imgJuventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has heaped praises on Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portugal international’s performance in the club’s win against Cagliari.The Italian gaffer praised Ronaldo’s leadership skills as the Italian champions beat Cagliari 3-1 for their 10th win in 11 games to maintain their six-point cushion at the top of Serie A on Saturday.Argentine Star, Paulo Dybala scorer within the opening minute of the game, before a Filip Bradaric own-goal gave Juventus a two-goal cushion after 39 minutes, two minutes after Joao Pedro had equalized for the visitors.Ronaldo failed to add to his seven-goal league tally for the Turin outfit with the former Real Madrid man hitting the woodwork before next week’s UEFA Champions League game against former club Manchester United.However, the 33-year-old’s pass across goal set up Juan Cuadrado for his first of the season in the 87th minute in the Allianz Stadium.“He has always been a leader and an extraordinary player, as you saw from the assist he put on Cuadrado’s foot,” said Allegri, according to AFP.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“These are different players who in the decisive moment always come up with a goal or a great pass.”Juventus have 31 points from 11 games with nearest challengers, Inter and Napoli both on 25 points after the same number of matches played.It is the best ever start to a season for the Bianconeri, who have drawn just one game so far in the league this season.Earlier today, Luciano Spalletti’s Inter Milan crushed Genoa 5-0 to reclaim the second spot on goal difference ahead of Napoli, who had eased past Empoli 5-1 on Friday and keep the pressure on the seven-time reigning champions.But Allegri insisted: “This isn’t good enough.“We have to defend better, we concede too many goals and risked letting in an equaliser in the 85th minute.”last_img read more

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Alaska Native Languages Bill Clears Final House Committee

first_imgRep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins (in suit coat and blue shirt) and supporters of House Bill 216 gather in a Capitol hallway for a group photo to celebrate passage of the bill through the House State Affairs Committee. The bill would symbolically make 20 Alaska Native languages official state languages alongside English. (Photo by Skip Gray/Gavel Alaska)A bill that would symbolically make 20 Alaska Native languages official state languages is heading to the House floor for a vote.Download AudioThe House State Affairs Committee on Tuesday unanimously passed House Bill 216 from Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka, less than a week after some Republicans on the panel raised concerns about the bill’s potential ramifications.Tlingit elder Selina Everson teared up during public testimony.“Our language is our very being. It’s our culture,” Everson said. “We were brought up with such respect to each other, to the Tlingit people, the Haida people, the Tsimshian people, the Yup’ik, the whole state of Alaska with all the different languages being spoken. It would be an honor to be recognized.”Indigenous Peoples and Languages of Alaska map by Michael Krauss. (courtesy of the Alaska Native Language Center)While English is the only official language of Alaska, the state Supreme Court in 2007 struck down part of a 1998 voter initiativerequiring it to be used for all government business.Last week, Republican Reps. Doug Isaacson of North Pole, and Lynn Gattis and Wes Keller of Wasilla, raised concerns that HB 216 would be misinterpreted by future legislatures or the courts. They worried that could lead to unintended consequences, such as ballots or legislation having to be printed in every official language.A new version of the bill adopted at Tuesday’s hearing makes clear that the official designation for Alaska Native languages is only symbolic. But Lance Twitchell, a Native languages professor at the University of Alaska Southeast, said the bill means more than that to supporters.“This is more than symbolic. This is historic,” Twitchell said.He went on to reference two bills the state affairs committee passed last week while Isaacson, Gattis and Keller struggled with the idea of making Alaska Native languages official languages.“History will not remember you for specialized license plates and parking ticket processes,” Twitchell said. “History will remember you for this moment right here. What you say and do when we ask you to help us live, to find a brighter future for our languages, cultures and people.”HB 216 must still be scheduled for a vote on the House floor. The bill has not been considered by the state Senate.last_img read more

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Party Politics National Edition Ep 5 100 Days Of Trump

first_imgDerek StokelyParty Politics hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon RottinghausOn this episode of Party Politics co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus bring you these hot topics in political news:Tax policy revealed! Plus, parachute pants and Members Only jackets.Ted Cruz proposes El Chapo Act to fund border wall!A federal judge blocks “Sanctuary Cities” executive orderObama back in public talking politics. What’s the ex-president’s role?Then the profs dig in to President Trump’s first 100 days and the administration’s budget issues. By the way, don’t forget to listen to our weekly Texas-centered episodes, too!Party Politics is produced by Dacia Clay, Edel Howlin and Laura Lucas. Our audio engineer is Todd Hulslander.   This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Listen 00:00 /00:00last_img read more

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IABs NewFronts West to Return to LA in September 2019

first_img NewFronts 2019 New York One-Week Schedule Released Popular on Variety Trade org IAB is bringing NewFronts back to Hollywood, setting the second annual Digital Content NewFronts West for Sept. 11-12, 2019, in L.A.The two-day event, to be held at NeueHouse Hollywood, will feature presentations by digital-media publishers to pitch advertisers on their content offerings. Alongside the main-stage events, the 2019 NewFronts West will introduce a series of networking sessions for presenters to meet with West Coast buyers.In addition, IAB again partnered with the Streamy Awards to present the winners of the Streamys Brand Awards on stage during NewFronts West.In 2018, IAB cut the original New York series to one week — from the previous two-week run — and added the two-day L.A. event in October to cater to companies that wanted to reach West Coast marketers. Group Nine Media to Sit Out NewFronts in 2019, Will Stage Multi-City Marketing Tour Instead ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 To help develop the programming for and scope of the event, the IAB established a NewFronts West advisory board. Members include:Anthony Batt, co-founder, WEVRScott Bishoff, VP of Digital Media, 20th Century Fox FilmsPaul Bricault, managing partner, Amplify and venture partner, Greycroft PartnersDavid Freeman, co-head, digital packaging, CAAMac Hagel, EVP/managing director, Zenith USATiffany Kirk, SVP, managing director, West Coast investments, Horizon MediaAlex Morrison, President, Grey WestDoug Neil, EVP, marketing, Universal StudiosRitchie Mae Ordonez, head of media, Prime Video original series, AmazonLuigi Picarazzi, founder and CEO, Digital Media ManagementShannon Pruitt, former CMO, The Honest CompanyNancy Yip Ramos, head of entertainment, Rufus WorldwideAutumn White, EVP digital, managing partner, Horizon Media“NewFronts West is where creativity meets marketplace, it is where connections are built between brands, agencies, creators, publishers, and key partners in the digital ecosystem,” said Anna Bager, the IAB’s EVP of industry initiatives.Added said Doug Neil, EVP of marketing for Universal Studios: “As the L.A. media market continues to expand, we are looking forward to helping IAB build Newfronts West into a consistent forum to accelerate the digital media and advertising marketplace in a way that is tailored to the unique needs of the entertainment industry.”The them of 2019 NewFronts West is “Relationships Matter. Take a Stand!” More info on the event is available at iab.com/events/2019-newfronts-west. IAB oversees the NewFronts and manages event logistics and marketing. This year’s flagship NewFronts series in New York City will run April 29-May 3. Currently, the program features 16 presenting companies: Digitas, YouTube, Hulu, Verizon Media, BBC News, Condé Nast, Ellen Digital Network, MediaLink, Meredith, the New York Times, Studio71, Target, Twitter, Viacom, Vice Media, and Walmart’s Vudu. Disney was initially slated to present but has since dropped out. Relatedlast_img read more

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Cyborg Receives Ticket Fine Because His Train Pass Was Inside His Hand

first_img A Sydney, Australia man was recently fined $220 for traveling without a valid ticket. When asked by the transit officer to present his ticket for inspection, he was unable to produce it because it was stored in a chip inserted beneath the skin of his hand.Self-proclaimed cyborg and bio-hacker, Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow, 33, appeared in Sydney court this past Friday for the charges of traveling without a valid ticket and failing to produce a ticket for inspection.Meow-Meow’s argument what the chip in his hand, implanted from an Opal travel card, contained enough funds to travel. In fact, when Meow-Meow tapped his hand on the card reader for payment, he did pay for the ticket.So, what’s the problem? Unfortunately, current laws haven’t taken into account that cybernetics is a very real (though rare), and possible thing. Although the idea hasn’t hit the mainstream, it’s very possible to implant RFID chips that match the functionality of those found in various tap-and-go cards. Transit cards, ID cards, and even credit and debit cards could all feasibly be contained beneath your skin.Meow-Meow seems to have fallen abreast of the law with the Opal card’s terms of use. Those terms state that the card must not be misused, defaced, altered, tampered with, or deliberately damaged or destroyed. Also, Opal cards are the property of Transport NSW, so Meow-Meow technically destroyed their property by altering the card chip to fit into his hand.While right now it might just be some Aussie hippy with a weird name getting fined $220, this is a legal issue we’ll run into more and more as cybernetic technology improves. While Meow-Meow says he doesn’t believe that the law has kept up with the technology and that people who aren’t doing the wrong thing are being punished, the point stands that he did violate the terms of use. Brain Implants Allow Quadriplegic Man To Feel Touch Again Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Professor examines the complex evolution of human morality

first_img Explore further Copyright 2010 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. In this line of thinking, morality is not an adaptation but an exaptation, which is when a trait evolves because it served one particular function, but later comes to serve another function, which was not originally the target of natural selection. Ayala proposes that, once morality evolved as a byproduct of higher intelligence, it influenced individuals to behave in ways that increased cooperation, benefitting the social group and providing an evolutionary advantage, so that it eventually became an adaptation in and of itself. Although a kind of natural selection, called group selection, is generally not considered an evolutionary stable strategy, Ayala points out Darwin’s argument that, unlike other animals, humans can understand the benefits of morality, cooperation, and altruistic behavior. This understanding has inspired humans to create laws that enforce the moral codes that benefit their society. The cultural evolution that drives these moral codes is, as Ayala explains, a more effective and faster form of evolution compared with biological evolution, and also explains the diversity of moral codes in different cultures. If human morality originated both biologically and culturally, in the way that Ayala suggests, then it seems that it would be very unlikely for other animals to have evolved the same degree of morality in the same way, if at all. Because morality relies on several evolutionary prerequisites that themselves seem unique to humans, it might even be considered one of the human traits that is furthest from the other animals, in accordance with Darwin’s original suggestion. Perhaps, this distinctively human trait could even provide a solution to a distinctively human problem, as Ayala quotes the prominent psychologist Steven Pinker when he writes that “Morality is not just any old topic in psychology, but close to our connection of the meaning of life. Moral goodness is what gives each of us the sense that we are worthy human beings.”“Morality is a unique human trait, one of the most important and most distinctive traits that characterize humanity,” Ayala said. “Obviously, it is also overwhelmingly important in determining the welfare of human societies. The distinction I use in characterizing morality (behavior versus norms) can be largely extended to other distinctive human attributes, like religion. We are concerned about the meaning and purpose of life, as a consequence of our exalted intelligence, which came about by biological evolution and allows us to anticipate the future and to know that we will die. But the diversity of religions comes about as the result of cultural — not biological — evolution.” Citation: Professor examines the complex evolution of human morality (2010, May 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-05-professor-complex-evolution-human-morality.html (PhysOrg.com) — Although the question of what makes humans different from other animals doesn’t have a single obvious answer, one seemingly conspicuous human trait is morality. Darwin, in his book The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex, published in 1871, singled out “the moral sense or conscience” as by far the most important difference between humans and other animals. Darwin’s argument was, of course, strongly based on the concepts of biological evolution and natural selection. Now, upon further investigating the origins of morality, Francisco Ayala, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California, Irvine, has proposed a Darwin-inspired explanation of how human morality might have evolved. Ayala defines moral or ethical behavior as “the actions of a person who takes into account in a sympathetic way the impact the actions have on others.” While philosophers and biologists have long debated whether the origins of morality are cultural or biological, respectively, Ayala argues that it’s actually a combination of both. He sees morality as consisting of two parts: the capacity for ethics and the specific moral codes that we follow. He proposes that, while ethical capacity is a product of biological evolution, moral codes are products of cultural evolution. This more complex theory of morality’s origins is very similar to Darwin’s perspective.“Many biologists, including sociobiologists, argue that morality is a biologically determined trait,” Ayala told PhysOrg.com. “Most philosophers and theologians see morality as a product of cultural evolution and/or religious faith. I distinguish between the ‘capacity for ethics,’ which is biologically determined as a result of biological evolution; and the ‘moral codes’ or ethical norms, which are largely outcomes of cultural evolution, including religious beliefs.”Ayala further explains that the capacity for moral behavior is not adaptive in itself, but it is a consequence of a higher intellectual ability that is adaptive, being directly promoted through natural selection due to its ability to improve survival rates (such as by allowing us to construct tools, develop hunting strategies, etc.). Ayala identifies three necessary conditions for moral behavior that could have evolved with intelligence: the ability to anticipate the consequences of our actions, to evaluate such consequences, and to choose accordingly how to act. While overall intellectual capacities evolved gradually, he speculates that the three necessary conditions for moral behavior only came about after crossing an evolutionary threshold, as they require abilities such as the formation of abstract concepts. And only after humans possessed all three abilities could we possess a moral capacity. Morality research sheds light on the origins of religion More information: Francisco J. Ayala. “The difference of being human: Morality.” PNAS. http://www.pnas.org/content/107/suppl.2/9015.abstract“What the Biological Sciences Can and Cannot Contribute to Ethics,” chap. 18, pp. 316-336, in Ayala FJ and Arp R, eds. Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Biology (Wiley-Blackwell, Malden, MA, 2010). philsci-archive.pitt.edu/archive/00004079/ This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Macys is latest company to dump defiant Trump

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rica also tells Donald Trump: ‘You’re fired’ For Mexicans, the Donald Trump candidacy is getting scarier Univision breaks with Donald Trump over immigration comments Bernie Sanders’ CAFTA reversal pledge worries Costa Rica businesses NEW YORK – Macy’s became the latest company to sever ties with a defiant Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying it would end the Trump clothing line following the mogul’s controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants.The move comes on the heels of announcements by Univision and NBC to cut relations with Trump after the voluble billionaire offended many Latinos during his speech announcing his presidential campaign in June.“Macy’s is a company that stands for diversity and inclusion,” the department store said. “We have no tolerance for discrimination in any form.“In light of statements made by Donald Trump, which are inconsistent with Macy’s values, we have decided to discontinue our business relationship with Mr. Trump and will phase out the Trump menswear collection, which has been sold at Macy’s since 2004.”Trump, 69, identifies as a Republican and has supported Republican candidates in the past. But in his speech he did not explicitly say if he was running for the party’s nomination or as an independent.“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” Trump said June 16.He added: “They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”Latino advocates lambasted Trump’s comments as irresponsible and bigoted.An online petition from the progressive group MoveOn had called on Macy’s to “Dump Trump” for his “unpleasant, nasty, and despicable behavior.” The petition has drawn more than 730,000 signatures.The Macy’s Trump line includes cufflinks and money clips, in addition to pinstripe suits and French Cuff shirts. Macy’s website lists 88 items under the line, most of which were on sale Wednesday. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on presidential rival Donald Trump, pictured here: “He’ll be able to survive.” Paul J. Richards/AFPTrump defiantTrump, who has stood by his statements on Mexican immigrants, accused his former business partners of pandering to special interests.“I have decided to terminate my relationship with Macy’s because of the pressure being put on them by outside sources,” Trump said.“Both Macy’s and NBC totally caved at the first sight of potential difficulty with special interest groups who are nothing more than professional agitators, who are not looking out for the people they purport to represent, but only for themselves.”Trump also said he was “never satisfied” with the Macy’s deal because the shirts and ties are made in China.“Should I start a new product line somewhere in the future, I would insist that they are made in America,” he said.The stampede away from Trump has called into question the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, which are co-owned by the tycoon.The rapper Flo Rida and Natalie La Rose, the Dutch-born singer and dancer who often collaborates with him, have dropped plans to perform at the Miss USA pageant scheduled on July 12 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a representative for the artists said Wednesday.The scheduled co-hosts of the pageant — Cheryl Burke, who is best known for the show “Dancing with the Stars,” and television journalist Thomas Roberts — have also quit.On Tuesday, Bogotá canceled its candidacy to host the Miss Universe show and Mexico withdrew from the contest, which is popular in Latin America.Miss Mexico, Wendolly Esparza — a brunette who studied journalism in the United States — said that when she felt that going to Miss Universe would “affect my values and the values of Mexicans, the best decision was not to participate.”“The biggest crown for Mexico is its dignity,” she told Radio Formula.Univision, the top Spanish-language network in the United States, earlier said it would not broadcast Miss USA or Miss Universe. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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A tragic day for the Bribrí people as leader Sergio Rojas is

first_imgThis is a developing story. Check TicoTimes.net for further updates. Costa Rica struggles with indigenous land rights Sergio Rojas, a leader of the indigenous Bribrí community in Costa Rica, was murdered Monday night, the government confirmed. Rojas was shot to death in an apparent assassination at his home in the indigenous territory of Salitre, in the Buenos Aires canton of Puntarenas. An investigation into the murder has been initiated, led by the country’s Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) with collaboration with National Police.“The government of Costa Rica condemns and repudiates in all extremes this violent act against the life of the indigenous leader,” President Carlos Alvarado said in a Tuesday morning press conference. “This is a tragic day for the Bribrí people, the indigenous communities and for all of Costa Rica.” Alvarado said he has asked the Public Security Ministry (MSP) to provide all necessary support to OIJ to aid the investigation. He also ordered reinforced security for Bribrí communities and called for peaceful dialogue as a means to resolve conflicts. Costa Rica has for years struggled to protect indigenous communities from violence by non-indigenous people. The conflict stems in part from a 1977 law that gave the Bribrí and the Teribe rights to 11,700 hectares of land but did not allocate funds to compensate non-indigenous farmers who already occupied the land. As The Tico Times has reported, indigenous communities have repeatedly complained to the Costa Rican government about inadequate protection from attacks. In 2012, Rojas was shot at six times in an apparent assassination attempt near the reserve. Related posts:In context: Costa Rica’s struggles with indigenous land rights IACHR mission visits Costa Rica to evaluate protections for indigenous communities Costa Rican indigenous women to learn about solar power in India Costa Rica issues invitation to Commission on Human Rights following murder of Bribrí leader This story was made possible thanks to The Tico Times 5% Club. If only 5 percent of our readers donated at least $2 a month, we’d have our operating costs covered and could focus on bringing you more original reporting from around Costa Rica. We work hard to keep our reporting independent and groundbreaking, but we can only do it with your help. Join The Tico Times 5% Club and help make stories like this one possible.Support the Tico Times Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Tim Roth deals with death sadness in Cannes entry Chronic

first_img 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Men’s health affects baby’s health too New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Actor Tim Roth, left, and director Michel Franco pose for photographers during a photo call for the film Chronic, at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau) Comments   Share   CANNES, France (AP) — Tim Roth toned things down for his role in the Cannes Film Festival entry “Chronic.”The British actor known for his explosive turns in films from “Made in Britain” to “Pulp Fiction” is tense and taciturn as a nurse who cares for the dying in the English-language debut of Mexican director Michel Franco.Roth’s character, David, is compassionate with his patients but deeply depressed in his own life, and the film adopts a deliberately subdued style. It lets the camera linger on the often-silent David as he washes, feeds and moves patients unable to care for themselves. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementcenter_img Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober The seed for “Chronic” was sown at Cannes in 2012, when Franco’s “After Lucia” won the Un Certain Regard competition for new and emerging filmmakers. Roth was head of the Un Certain Regard jury that year.“I saw his film and it devastated me,” Roth said. “And then we met and I just asked him for a job.”___Follow Jill Lawless on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/JillLawlessCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The film invites the audience to contemplate the toll caring for the dying takes on those who do it, and makes viewers consider their views on end-of-life suffering and assisted suicide.Roth, who stars in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film, “The Hateful Eight,” said he wanted to make sure that his strong presence did not overwhelm the movie that Franco planned to make.“It’s a non-vanity film,” Roth told reporters Friday in Cannes. “It’s very much a leave-your-ego-at-the-door kind of portrayal … I kind of stripped myself away as much as possible.“It was very disturbing to play, I must say.”Roth’s performance gained praise from journalists and marks him as a contender for Cannes’ best-actor prize.The actor said he was uncertain how to approach the role until he met and observed real respite-care nurses.“I kind of gleaned the character from those meetings,” he said.Franco’s film is one of the quieter entries at Cannes, where it is one of 19 films competing for the top Palme d’Or at Sunday’s prize ceremony.Roth said his own view on euthanasia had not changed.“I’m all for it. … That’s crazy, to make people go through that (suffering),” he said. Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Top Stories Sponsored Stories last_img read more

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