October 14, 2019

Heres a wrap of the 13th annual Manito Ahbee festival from Winnipeg

first_imgAshley BrandsonAPTN NewsThe Manito Ahbee Festival wrapped up in Winnipeg on Sunday.It was the 13th annual celebration of Indigenous culture, arts, and music.The Indigenous music awards, and the international pow wow are a major part of the festival.Here’s a wrap of the weekend.abrandson@aptn.ca@ashleybrandsonlast_img

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October 6, 2019

Security Council strengthens UN mission in DR of Congo extends mandate

Adopting the resolution unanimously, the Council approved Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s revised concept of operations, which includes the creation of a civilian police component and an integrated civilian/military planning section to coordinate disarmament and reintegration operations. That concept of operations also includes reinforcing MONUC’s presence in Kisingani, and strengthening the operation’s logistic capability to support current and future deployment. The Council also authorized MONUC to assist, upon request and on a voluntary basis, in the early disarmament and reintegration of armed groups, and requested the Secretary-General to deploy military observers as necessary.On the subject of withdrawal by foreign forces, the Council asked Mr. Annan to submit proposals on how MONUC could monitor the implementation of the pullout plans being drafted by the Political Committee which comprises signatories to the Lusaka Ceasefire Agreement, and to assign human rights personnel to areas where MONUC is deployed.The Council demanded once again all other foreign forces’ withdrawal from the DRC in compliance with its resolution 1304 of last year and the Lusaka accord, and urged those forces to accelerate their withdrawal. It also called on all the parties to refrain from any offensive action during the pullout process.The Security Council demanded that the FLC (Front de Libération du Congo) disengage and withdraw its forces in accordance with the Harare subplans and the commitment it made to the Council mission in their meeting of 25 May 2001, and expressed its intention to monitor that process. It also demanded that the RCD (Rassemblement Congolais pour la démocratie) demilitarize Kisangani and that all parties respect the demilitarization of the city and its environs.Stressing that a durable peace in the DRC could not be achieved at the expense of peace in Burundi, the Council requested the Secretary-General and interested Member States to make proposals on how to address those inter-related crises. The Council also stressed that there would be durable peace only if all the countries of the region were successful in defining amongst themselves the rules by which to promote security and development, and reaffirmed in that regard that an international conference on peace, security, democracy and development in the region should be organized under the aegis of the UN and the Organization of African Unity (OAU). read more

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October 2, 2019

Presidents of Sierra Leone and Liberia outline postEbola recovery plan in addresses

“The Ebola Virus Disease outbreak has taken a heavy toll on the entire socio-economic fabric of Sierra Leone. But with support from our international friends, we fought back,” said President Ernest Bai Koroma.“Whilst we are making progress to end the epidemic, I commend the United Nations agencies and the international community for their support and commitment to end the epidemic as well as support for the Post-Ebola Recovery Plan,” he added.He also commended the Secretary-General for mobilizing a UN system intervention to support countries affected by Ebola in the West Africa region.“In addition to the containment of the epidemic, the intervention by the UN and our partners has resulted in enhancing our preparedness to respond to similar outbreaks in the future. This is a useful model that can be applied to contain and tackle pandemics wherever they may surface,” he said.President Koroma also highlighted the “sub-regional post-Ebola socioeconomic recovery plan” created by his Government in collaboration with those of Guinea and Liberia, to ensure that the countries most affected by the virus could “return to the path of stability and prosperity.”The plan, he said, addressed both immediate recovery activities and building national systems of resilience and sustainability. Mr. Koroma also noted the need for UN reform, and for greater inclusion of African countries in the membership of the Security Council.“As the Coordinator of the African Union Committee of Ten Heads of State on UN Security Council Reform, I take this opportunity to once more emphasize the need for urgent reform of the Council and once again re-echo Africa’s concern over the continuous failure of this body to adopt measures that will lead to comprehensive [Council reform],” he said.“I wish to call attention to the regrettable status quo that undermines the principles of equity, legitimacy, accountability and transparency,” he continued. “It also undermines the effectiveness of the Security Council in its pursuit of international peace and security. The need to address the non-representation of Africa in the permanent membership category and the under-representation in the non-permanent category is long overdue and therefore now imperative.”Meanwhile, the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, also spoke about the impact of the Ebola virus on her country. President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventieth session. UN Photo/Cia Pak“Weak public health systems in individual countries threaten global health and well-being,” said Mrs. Johnson-Sirleaf. “It is not beyond this body to find answers and respond, and we know that we must.”She also welcomed what she called the “introspection” of the UN regarding the questions of structural reform. “At 70, we feel compelled to ask: is our world Organization hindered today by inflexible structures and overburdened bureaucracies? Is the current structure of the United Nations fit for purpose – to play its role in the global transformation process over the next 15 years?” she said. Mrs. Johnson-Sirleaf noted that she also welcomed the review of UN peace operations, peacebuilding architecture and study on the implementation of a resolution on women participation in peace processes.Speaking about Ebola, the Liberian President thanked the international community for aiding her country’s recovery.“As we ponder, in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, three countries worst-hit by the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, we bear witness to the foundational creed of the United Nations – that we can always find it within our humanity to respond even to unknown enemies to our collective progress,” she declared. “Accordingly, we remain grateful to all of you for the outpouring of support and assistance as we faced down the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, the greatest modern threat to global public health.”She also spoke about the post-Ebola programme formulated by the three countries hardest hit by the virus. “We are now proceeding with implementation of our Post-Ebola Economic Stabilization and Recovery Plan with expectation of support from our bilateral and multilateral partners,” said Mrs. Johnson-Sirleaf. “We are also committed to a regionally approved Post-Ebola Recovery Strategy which the three affected countries of the Mano River Union have formulated,” she added, noting that the relevant nations were determined to address the development losses incurred as a result of Ebola. read more

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October 2, 2019

PODCAST Gaudes shares plans for business schools future

In this week’s Conversations with Goodman podcast, host Susan LeBlanc talks to incoming Goodman School of Business Dean Andrew Gaudes about the first days of his term and his goals for the future.Gaudes comes to Goodman from the University of Regina’s Hill and Levene Schools of Business and officially began his term on July 1.“Everywhere I turn, every corner I walk down, the people I meet are smiling,” he said of his introduction to the Brock community. “They’re excited, and there’s a great sense of optimism about what’s happening here.”Gaudes is looking forward to implementing his student-focused approach at the business school, which he said is about “making sure that students see a trajectory that includes them, their discretion and their ability to put forward their best in the workplace, whether that’s in an academic environment or a business environment.”He is also eager to build relationships in the business community.“If we can support the business community through our graduates, as well as create growth for the business community by increasing strength in the labour pool and the managerial success that can come out of that labour pool, the better off we are,” he said.When asked about Goodman’s strengths going forward, Gaudes’ mind immediately turns to the Service-Learning program, which has business students teaming up with community partners to apply their skills at no cost.“It’s an incredible program you have here that’s been running over the past few years, and I don’t think there’s a model like it anywhere else.”This podcast is the latest in the Conversations with Goodman series, which is produced by the Goodman Marketing, Communications and Alumni Relations team and features guests from the Goodman community. read more

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October 2, 2019

Monitoring group says racist abuse rises in English soccer

LONDON — English soccer’s anti-racism organization says reports of discriminatory abuse have risen for the sixth straight year.The report from Kick It Out shows reports of abuse rose 11 per cent last season to 520.Racist abuse accounted for more than half of the cases — 273 — with 110 coming in the professional game in England. Cases of anti-gay abuse climbed 9 per cent to 111.Kick It Out chairman Lord Ouseley says “while the increased reports reflect a greater inclination among fans to complain about unacceptable abuse, these trends reflect, in part, what is happening in the rest of society.”___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press

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September 28, 2019

Ohio State field hockey takes tough loss to No 16 Northwestern

OSU sophomore forward/midfielder Maddy Humphrey (23) runs with the ball during a game against St. Louis on Aug. 28. OSU won 5-0. Credit: Kevin Stankiewicz / Asst. Sports EditorThe Ohio State field hockey team (8-7, 4-3) couldn’t manage to keep pace with a high-powered Northwestern team (11–6, 4-3) during its second-to-last home game of the season on Friday. With an aggressive offensive edge, Northwestern’s Isabel Flens and Pascale Massey each scored once during both periods, respectively, to end the game with a final score of 2-0. Despite the tough loss and being outshot 29-2, the Buckeyes made it a priority to reel in the Wildcats through a strong defensive approach. Sophomore goalie Liz Tamburro tallied 15 total saves, giving her a total of 220 for her career, while sophomore back Caroline Rath added two defensive saves into the mix.The Wildcats’ quick reactions and confidence with ball possession never came to a standstill throughout the entirety of the game. However, the Buckeyes defense made it a priority to halt Northwestern’s movement back upfield with the score staying stagnant at 1-0 going into halftime. OSU coach Anne Wilkinson said that once Northwestern scored nearly 25 minutes in, it was hard to regain momentum.“Northwestern had a great gameplan coming in. They stepped up and played with confidence while we were a step behind,” Wilkinson said. “Once they got into a rhythm, they got us … (going forward) we need to find new ways to attack.”With most of the movement staying on Northwestern’s offensive side for the second half, it was difficult for the Buckeyes to break through for a scoring opportunity. The Buckeyes’ focus on defense wasn’t enough to stop Northwestern from scoring the second and final goal of the game 58 minutes in due to an unassisted shot off rebound from Massey.OSU sophomore forward/midfielder Maddy Humphrey said the team’s mental motivation had begun to dwindle down as the game neared the end. “We were mentally prepared in the beginning, but once we let them start to play their own game we just sat back and didn’t play ours,” Humphrey said. “I think we lost mentally in the end more than anything.”With the final home game of the season approaching on Sunday, the Buckeyes will need a quick turnaround to evaluate their approach moving forward.Senior co-captain Emma Royce said she thinks creativity could be a catalyst for the quick turnaround.“Credit to Northwestern, I think they scouted us very very well and knew what to expect,” Royce said. “We need to understand (going forward) that the teams are going to know what Ohio State does. We have very specific patents and plays and we need to throw in new creativity and imagination.”Now tied with Northwestern in Big Ten standings for fourth place, OSU has one conference game remaining: No. 11 Michigan on Oct. 31. The Buckeyes are scheduled to host California for the last home game of the season on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Buckeye Varsity Field, with senior honors occurring before the match starts. read more

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September 25, 2019

Persons urged to report double fares being charged by GeorgetownVreedenHoop speedboats

File photo: The speedboat landing at Stabroek, Georgetown.A number of passengers traversing the Georgetown- Vreed-en-Hoop Stellings, have complained of the double fare being imposed on them on Sundays and holidays.INews received complaints that boat operators usually demand an increase of an additional $100 when they transport half the amount of passengers on this route. However, persons also complained of cases where they were forced to pay the extra $100 when the boat is full.Many persons are unaware that the additional fee is unlawful.Michael Tennant, Harbour Master of the Maritime Administration Department, when broached, told this media group that he is aware of the situation, while noting that the increase is unlawful and should be reported by passengers.He added that passengers should take note of the name of the boat and time of the incident so that it can be investigated.One of the many persons who complained to this publication said “We have no other choice sometimes especially when they (boat operators) know that the bridge is closed they try to exploit us and I think that is unfair”. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBoat operators who charge double fares can be suspended- MaritimeJuly 21, 2018In “latest news”APNU says Gov’t spending oblivious to ordinary manJanuary 22, 2015In “Politics”Drivers bemoan 100% DHB toll increaseJune 9, 2016In “Business” read more

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September 25, 2019

Body of labourer found in Grove home

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGrove man died from heart failure – PMFebruary 24, 2019In “Health”Body of man found among derelict vehicles at Grove EBDMarch 21, 2019In “Crime”UPDATE: Grove handyman reportedly stabbed to death in ‘triangular love affair’February 13, 2019In “Crime” Rayon AngelThe lifeless body of a 32-year-old, Grove East Bank Demerara (EBD) labourer was, on Wednesday morning, discovered in his home.The dead man has been identified as Rayon Angel of Lot 343 3rd St Grove, EBD, who was  attached to the Guyana Sure Base.Inews understands that the man’s body was discovered lying face upward on his bed in an advanced stage of decomposition, clothed in a white vest and a red short pants.Reports are that the man was last seen alive on Monday when he visited a friend’s home around 19:00h.Though it is unsure as how he met his demise, no marks of violence was seen on his body, according to the Police.Relatives are claiming that Angel was encountering domestic issues with his reputed wife, who was living with him at the said address, however she moved out about six weeks ago.His body was escorted to the Lyken Funeral Home where it is awaiting a Post Mortem Examination (PME). read more

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September 20, 2019

Une seconde météorite a atterri à Draveil

first_imgUne seconde météorite a atterri à Draveil Le Museum national d’histoire naturelle de Paris a révélé qu’une seconde météorite était tombée sur le toit d’une autre famille de Draveil au cours de cet été. Les propriétaires anonymes ont fait don de la chondrite au musée qui a préféré taire la découverte. Ce n’est pas une mais bien deux météorites qui ont atterri à Draveil dans l’Essonne. Ce week-end, le journal Le Parisien a révélé qu’une famille habitant cette ville francilienne avait découvert à leur retour de vacances une météorite figée dans l’isolation de leur toit au-dessous d’une tuile brisée. Celle-ci a été dénichée par un couvreur venu réparé une fuite qui avait alors déclaré que le caillou ne “pouvait provenir que du ciel”. Mais cette météorite n’est pas la seule à avoir fini dans un toit à Draveil. À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESAEn effet, d’après le Parisien, une première météorite avait déjà été découverte mais la trouvaille avait été tenue secrète, de peur que les chasseurs de caillou de l’espace ne se ruent dans l’Essonne. De même que l’autre, ce morceau de 205 grammes a été trouvé par une famille restée anonyme qui a constaté un trou dans son toit. Mais contrairement à l’autre famille en vacances, celle-ci est tout à fait capable de dater l’arrivée de l’engin. “C’était dans la nuit du 12 au 13 juillet, cette famille a constaté ce trou dans leur toit dès le matin”, indique le Museum national d’histoire naturelle de Paris qui a officialisé la découverte et qui détient aujourd’hui 80 grammes de la chondrite H5.Suite à la trouvaille, les propriétaires ont en fait contacté Albert Jambon, de l’université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie qui avait, avec le collectionneur Pierre-Marie Pelé, lancé un appel sur le net après avoir observé une météorite en Bretagne quelques jours plus tôt. C’est ensuite grâce à lui qu’une partie du spécimen a été donnée au Museum. “Nous œuvrons pour la science. Et c’est d’ailleurs pour éviter que les gens de Draveil soient importunés que nous avons attendu avant d’officialiser cette découverte”, commente ce chercheur cité par le Parisien. Et il n’avait pas tort, car depuis la première annonce de la découverte de météorite, Draveil a vu de nombreux visiteurs débarquer. Une centaine d’autres pierres ? “C’est normal, un tel événement reste exceptionnel et ça attise les convoitises. Après, des centaines de gens viennent chercher autour de la zone”, indique Brigitte Zanda, chargée de conservation au Muséum. Elle précise également : “les deux météorites trouvées à Draveil proviennent du même morceau, et il est estimé à 10 € le gramme environ”. Si le morceau donnée au Museum sera exposé dès l’an prochain avec les tuiles fracassées, les deux météorites pourraient bien ne pas être arrivées seules, d’après Albert Jambon : “il y a probablement une centaine de pierres dans un rayon de 10 kilomètres autour de Draveil. Je lance un appel aux propriétaires pour qu’ils cherchent sur leur toit”.  Le 12 octobre 2011 à 10:49 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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September 18, 2019

Fabinho Im ready to make my Liverpool debut

first_imgNew Liverpool midfielder Fabinho reckons that he is now fully prepared to make his competitive debut for the clubThe Brazilian was signed by the Reds this summer from AS Monaco, but is yet to make a competitive appearance.Manager Jurgen Klopp has refrained from making many changes in Liverpool’s opening four league games.Therefore, Fabinho has worked hard at the club’s Melwood training ground accustomising himself with Klopp’s style of play.“My start has been good and the adaptation good. The pre-season was very good, we had nine friendlies and I played nine,” the 24-year-old told Globo Esporte, via the club website.“It was good to play against English teams to see what the rhythm, the intensity and the physique is like.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“I am adapting to the team’s style of play. The more experienced players have helped me, the technical team as well.”The 24-year-old added that his compatriots have helped him adjust to life in England.“Me and my wife are liking the city, we already have a home. Firmino is being a great guy, his family has given a good support to me and Alisson.“It’s been fine. Having Brazilians in the team helps. Now it’s really to make the debut. I’m fine, training well and prepared.”Liverpool will be back in action on September 15 away to Tottenham in the Premier League.last_img read more

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September 18, 2019

Jokanovic urges fringe players to fight for places

first_imgFulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic is disappointed that some of his players are not putting in enough fight despite missing out on selection in his starting line-up.Fulham spent more than £100m during the summer signing 12 players, but have just one win from their opening 12 Premier League matches, and manager Jokanovic is likely to name the same starting eleven for two games in a row despite believing that competition for places is healthy.“This process is never finished, other players are going to have an opportunity to push hard and fight for the space in the team,” Jokanovic told Sky Sports.“I want to encourage my players to not wait for an opportunity. I want to encourage them to fight, to force the situation and show me they are my best choice. This is what I expect.Official: Tottenham sign Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon Andrew Smyth – August 8, 2019 Tottenham have sealed another transfer deadline day deal to sign the highly-rated Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham.“I want to make some competition between them and for them to be hurt when they are not in the starting XI. This is what I miss right now.“And we’re going to push harder and in this way be competitive in Premier League games too.”last_img read more

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September 18, 2019

Klopp knows what hes doing says Solanke

first_imgLiverpool striker Dominic Solanke says he trusts Jurgen Klopp and he is happy to wait and fight for his chance at the club.Despite getting little playing time this season under Kloop, Solanke reveals he trusts that the German boss knows what’s he doing.“Jurgen is a great manager and he knows what he is doing, especially when he is bringing people through,” Solanke said in an interview published in goal.com.“You can see what he has done with Trent (Alexander-Arnold) and Joe (Gomez) at the moment and how far they have gone. They have been two vital players for us this season.“I have known them for a few years now so I have seen them breakthrough and he definitely helped them.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“All the team are good (providing support and advice), really. Everyone has helped me. From the moment I got to Liverpool, they all made me feel welcome and I settled in quite quickly.“Whenever they see someone they can give a hand to, they always will.“It is always nice when you come away and get minutes, especially for your country. Of course, everyone wants to play for their clubs and when you have been away, you have got to go back and fight.“But these little breaks are always good, especially if you are getting minutes.”last_img read more

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September 16, 2019

More meat grains allowed in school lunches

first_imgWASHINGTON — The Agriculture Department is responding to criticism over new school lunch rules by allowing more grains and meat in kids’ meals.Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told members of Congress in a letter Friday that the department will do away with daily and weekly limits of meats and grains. Several lawmakers wrote the department after the new rules went into effect in September saying kids aren’t getting enough to eat.School administrators also complained, saying set maximums on grains and meats are too limiting as they try to plan daily meals.“This flexibility is being provided to allow more time for the development of products that fit within the new standards while granting schools additional weekly menu planning options to help ensure that children receive a wholesome, nutritious meal every day of the week,” Vilsack said in a letter to Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.The new guidelines were intended to address increasing childhood obesity levels. They set limits on calories and salt, and phase in more whole grains. Schools must offer at least one vegetable or fruit per meal. The department also dictated how much of certain food groups could be served.While nutritionists and some parents have praised the new school lunch standards, others, including many conservative lawmakers, refer to them as government overreach. Yet many of those same lawmakers also have complained about hearing from constituents who say their kids are hungry at school.Though broader calorie limits are still in place, the rules tweak will allow school lunch planners to use as many grains and as much meat as they want. In comments to USDA, many had said grains shouldn’t be limited because they are a part of so many meals, and that it was difficult to always find the right size of meat.last_img read more

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September 16, 2019

Manager named Clark County interim public works director

first_imgHeath Henderson, engineering and construction division manager for Clark County Public Works, has been named interim department director by county commissioners.The appointment will last up to six months while commissioners decide on who should succeed Pete Capell, who resigned as public works chief to become Camas city administrator.The director of public works also serves as county engineer.Henderson, a licensed professional engineer, has worked for the county since 1998, according to a county news release.He worked as a civil engineer, environmental permitting manager and design section manager before being named engineering and construction division manager in 2007.He has a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Maine and belongs to the American Public Works Association.last_img read more

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September 15, 2019

Driver injured after crashing into CVS Pharmacy in North Miami

first_imgNORTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) – One person was taken to the hospital after a car crashed into a CVS Pharmacy in North Miami, Thursday.Officials said the elderly driver of a Lexus mistook the gas pedal for the brake pedal and crashed into the building, near Biscayne Boulevard and 118th Street.“I was sweeping up some trash, next thing I know, I heard a loud thud,’” said witness Dean Weismantle. “I turned around and still saw the windows shaking, of the building, and then I saw them trying to get out. His wheels were off the ground.”Both the vehicle and building sustained minor damage.The driver was taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution, but he is expected to be OK.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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September 9, 2019

Presbyterian Church formally apologizes to North Slope Natives for denouncing culture

first_imgUtgiagvik, Alaska (File photo by Steven Kazlowsk)At 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 8, 2017 in Utqiagvik, an apology from the head of the Presbyterian Church will be offered to the Alaska Native people of the North Slope. The idea is to start a process of healing by acknowledging that the Church, however well intended, was wrong, when it denounced the cultures of Native people, both in Alaska and across the nation. Reverend Joe Reid is the pastor for the Utqiagvik Presbyterian Church. It is the oldest on the North Slope and shares the name of the community formerly known as Barrow. Reverend Reid said a vote by national church leaders in June was unanimous that an apology was needed.Listen now“And I suggested that we ought to invite the Stated Clerk so that we could be the first to have them come up and do this apology to Alaska Natives,” Reid said.The Stated Clerk is the top administrator and spokesperson for the Church.Reverend Curt Karns is the executive for the Presbytery of the Yukon, a region that stretches from Anchorage to the north. Karns gave an apology at AFN last fall. He says the wrong started with a 16th century action called the Doctrine of Discovery, a manifest destiny type document that gave churches the rights to take land from non-Christian people and sell it to other Christians. Along with land exploitation, came the exploitation of the original people who lived there. He says when the churches came to Alaska, they tried to figure out how to minister in an area so big. Enter Sheldon Jackson, the Presbyterian director for missions in the west.“He organized a conference of protestant leaders from across the country and they really did, they just divided it up and said Lutherans will go there and Methodists will go here and Covenant Church over there and they just divided it up,” Karns said.Reverend Karns said they wanted to do good things, but they came with the assumption that being Christian meant becoming more European. And he said, that superiority attitude is at the heart of the apology.“That’s the kind of thing that leads to racist attitudes, it leads to cultural paternalism, that’s the kind of thing that we’re apologizing for and there were specific things that happened in terms of teaching people that their language was, they need to learn English, you can’t speak your language, there was one missionary that went so far to say the language was so heathen you couldn’t put Christian thought into it. That kind of thinking is so un-Christian that we have to apologize for it. We still deal with racism, with cultural paternalism, we’re not done with that today.”During the Presbyterians meeting in June, another historic event took place, in addition to the vote to apology and denounce the concept of the Doctrine of Discovery, the church made the first African American Reverend, the new Stated Clerk Jay Herbert Nelson II is in Utqiagvik to make the apology this evening.“We are apologizing for what we have done, even with some of the good intentions that those who started schools in Alaska had, we were wrong,” Nelson said. “And I think that frees us to some degree but it also frees those who have carried the burdens and who have seen many current day problems particularly with families resulting in some tragic responses to life in this present day.”Lucy Apatiki is from Gambell on St Lawrence Island, she is a former lay pastor and chokes back tears as she talks about the church doctrine that ripped her community apart.“And we came against resistance from our own people within the church and because of that, we researched why that was. The first Christians in our community were told that our drumming and dancing were evil. It was like they were indoctrinated to believe that the drum and dancing were evil.”Apatiki said the apology is a huge step toward healing and coming together to respect the integrity of Native cultures within the church.last_img read more

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September 5, 2019

BSE closes points 27553 up on October 9

first_imgNew Delhi, October 9 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 275.53 points up to stand at 20259.14. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 85.55 points up to stand at 6013.95. Indiabulls Real Estate and Unitech were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 8.25% and 7.46% along with DLF Ltd. and L&T Finance Holdings with an increase of 6.99% and 5.79% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Jubilant Food works Ltd and Jet Airways with a decrease of 3.75% and 3.28% along with Financial Technologies and Apollo Tyres with a decrease of 2.86% and 2.83% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 75.50 points at 11,532.44 while the banking sector is up 235.50 points at 11,788.35 and the realty sector is up 52.51 points at 1,314.05. The Indian currency is down 0.09% at Rs 61.85 per dollar.last_img read more

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September 2, 2019

Who Is Meghan Markle 6 Things To Know About The PrincessToBe

first_img Share Photo via Meghan Markle’s Twitter @meghanmarklePrince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry in spring 2018.Admit it. You’ve Googled “Who’s Meghan Markle” — or, at least, you thought about it.The 36-year-old American actress is now engaged to Prince Harry, the redheaded younger brother of Prince William, with a wedding planned for spring 2018.Here in America, our only princesses are of the Disney variety. But the wedding of Kate and William in 2011 proved that there’s tremendous interest — in some cases, obsession — with the marital machinations of the royal family across the pond.Meghan Markle recalls how Prince Harry proposed https://t.co/i4gnKvanEz pic.twitter.com/Xr14LWYuXS— TIME (@TIME) November 27, 2017So even if you aren’t on the edge of your seat wondering who snagged the former “playboy prince,” someone you know probably is. Let’s pretend you’re reading this on their behalf.She’s not royalty — and not BritishLike Princess Kate, Markle is a commoner. More unusually, she’s American; she was born in Los Angeles. That makes her the first American to marry into the British royal family since 1937.Back then, Edward VIII had to abdicate his throne to marry American socialite Wallis Simpson — not because she was American, but because she was divorced.Markle is also divorced (she was married from 2011-2013), but 80 years after the Wallas Simpson drama, that’s less likely to cause an uproar.She’s got two rescue dogsHere they are.She’s a humanitarian activist, promoting gender equalityThis March, Markle wrote for Time magazine about the stigma and shame around menstruation in some parts of the world and how it forms a barrier to girls’ success.“We need to rise above our puritanical bashfulness when it comes to talking about menstruation,” she wrote. “To break the cycle of poverty, and to achieve economic growth and sustainability in developing countries, young women need access to education.”Markle was honored by Vanity Fair U.K. for her role in the One Young World summit, along with Emma Watson, Cher and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.You might recognize her from the long-running legal drama SuitsMarkle plays Rachel Zane on the USA Network show, now in its seventh season.Her character began as a well-respected, ambitious paralegal at the show’s central law firm, whose father is a name partner at a rival law firm. Over the course of the show, Zane struggles to get into law school, becomes a lawyer and gets caught up in a love triangle. Her relationship with Mike Ross is one of the central elements of the show.“Rachel and I [are] very similar: ambitious, driven, and always trying to take the bull by its horns,” Markle told Marie Claire in 2013. “I love the intelligence that’s written into Rachel. Look, my very first audition was for ‘Hot Girl #1’ in some movie. It’s the ultimate for me that the writers are … able to go, ‘Sure, you can be a pretty girl, but there’s so much more to her.’ “Markle also describes herself as a foodie, another trait she shares with Zane, Vanity Fair reports.US Weekly reported earlier this month that Markle and costar Patrick Adams (who plays Ross) are both quitting the show at the end of Season 7.She has stayed out of the media hoopla about her romance with Harry …“I can tell you that at the end of the day I think it’s really simple,” Markle told Vanity Fair in September. “We’re two people who are really happy and in love. We were very quietly dating for about six months before it became news, and I was working during that whole time, and the only thing that changed was people’s perception. Nothing about me changed. I’m still the same person that I am, and I’ve never defined myself by my relationship.”She described her relationship to the media with a Britishism, “ostriching” — as in, sticking her head in the sand.“I don’t read any press. I haven’t even read press for Suits,” she said. “The people who are close to me anchor me in knowing who I am. The rest is noise.”… but Harry has spoken out publicly to defend her against tabloidsIn late 2016, when their relationship hit the press, Markle — who is biracial — was subjected to intrusive, offensive media coverage and frequently racist reaction. (The CBC collected several examples.)Prince Harry’s communications secretary responded with a rare public comment, written in the third person, acknowledging their relationship. It noted that Harry “has tried to develop a thick skin about the level of media interest that comes with it,” but then continued:“But the past week has seen a line crossed. His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment. Some of this has been very public — the smear on the front page of a national newspaper; the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments. Some of it has been hidden from the public — the nightly legal battles to keep defamatory stories out of papers; her mother having to struggle past photographers in order to get to her front door; the attempts of reporters and photographers to gain illegal entry to her home and the calls to police that followed; the substantial bribes offered by papers to her ex-boyfriend; the bombardment of nearly every friend, co-worker, and loved one in her life.“Prince Harry is worried about Ms. Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her. It is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Ms. Markle should be subjected to such a storm. He knows commentators will say this is ‘the price she has to pay’ and that ‘this is all part of the game’. He strongly disagrees. This is not a game — it is her life and his.”The statement was widely regarded as unprecedented.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

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September 1, 2019

Halo 4 concept art revealed at PAX Prime

first_imgBungie might be gone, but Halo remains. Microsoft and the associated teams are not about to give up on the Xbox’s golden goose, so once Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary has been released all the attention will shift to Halo 4.At the PAX Prime gaming conference a trailer was displayed that gives us some early idea about what Halo 4 might be like. The trailer only shows concept art — it’s early enough that it doesn’t have cinematics and barely has animation. It’s all about atmospherics and aesthetics, as the video notes point out.It can still tell us a few things about the game though. First off 343 Industries is going for epic with this release… but that’s no change for a (non-ODST) Halo game. The music is futuristic (in a cheesy ’70s sort of way) and suspenseful, and the scenes are huge, lonely, and reminiscent of previous games, especially Reach. Past that we see some explosions, space junk, a few cool looking outdoors scenes (yay!), and no Library, so most people will be happy with this peek into the future.The art certainly does not reveal a lot, so if you want to go into Halo 4 completely fresh, don’t worry, you won’t see much. In fact, there is no promise that any of this art will make it into the game at all–this stuff is just about setting a tone.Right now very little is known about Halo 4 aside from the fact that it will be developed by 343 Industries — the team that is doing Halo: Anniversary — and that its release date is tentatively scheduled for Q4 2012. It’s been confirmed that Master Chief and Cortana are back, that the game takes place some time after the end of Halo 3, and that it’s said to be the first game in the second Halo trilogy.via pcworldlast_img read more

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August 30, 2019

Drew Brees should test free agency

first_imgDrew Brees should test free agency In the NFL, very few players have any leverage when it comes to contract negotiations, and those that do rarely use it. A small group of franchise quarterbacks do have the ability to swing the leverage hammer, and Colin can’t understand why they always rush to re-sign with their teams without even exploring other options.Drew Brees is due for a new contract and finds himself in the leverage position with the Saints. He can’t be franchised, is free to sign anywhere, and Colin thinks he should at least test the free agency market. He won’t, but he should.The Vikings shouldn’t overpay for Case KeenumNo one thinks rationally when they’re highly emotional, and after the miracle last-second touchdown to beat the Saints, Skol nation is ready to lock up career backup to a lifetime deal. Colin thinks Keenum has had a storybook season, but when it comes to signing him to a big money deal, Colin would pass.Colin wouldn’t use the franchise tag on Keenum, and would have no problem letting him walk if he demands to be paid like a top-tier quarterback. Colin’s opinion is blasphemous in Minnesota today, and will be even less popular if the Vikings win it all, but it’s clearly the right call when the emotion is removed from the situation. Someone will overpay for Keenum, but it shouldn’t be Minnesota.Also:– Colin’s 19 reasons why the Pats will beat the JagsGuests: Mark Schlereth – FS1 NFL Analyst is in-studio to discuss Case Keenum as the long-term answer in Minnesota; if Drew Brees should explore options outside of New Orleans; and why the Steelers need to grow up, from the top down.Peter King – Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The MMQB joins the show to talk New England’s unprecedented dominance; and if the Vikings should sign Case Keenum, long-term.Rob Parker – FS1 Analyst and college professor is in-studio talking to give his 19 reasons the Jags will beat the Patriots.last_img read more

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