Protesters end Mikmaw moose harvest in Cape Breton Highlands

first_imgDuring the confrontation, Parks Canada announced that it was suspending the harvest which sent the protesters away declaring victory.Frustrated, the Mi’kmaw hunters were left to pack up camp.“What’s happening now?” asked hunter Vernon Googoo. “The peace officer guy told them, ‘you got your way, you got your way, now you can go.’”“That’s only for now,” answered Danny Paul, a Mi’kmaw hunter and traditionalist. “This isn’t over yet. They fail to realize that they’re in unceded territory to begin with. And that’s the hillbilly or bully mentality that they had.”The Mi’kmaq felt the protesters lacked an understanding of both treaty rights, and of the science behind the reasons for the harvest. And questioned the group’s concern over the moose population.The protesters held signs that read ‘Save the Moose,” and “Stop the Slaughter,” yet another read, “Let’s hunt together.”“They have no comprehension about what we do and how we do it,” said Paul. “They refuse to hear how and why we hunt. All they’re looking at is the ability to fill their own freezers by poaching or bringing in people to guide and bring down and moose and they call that their livelihood.”Hunting guide Dennis Day organized the protest. Day has grabbed headlines in recent weeks, voicing his opposition to the harvest.“Some are protesting the hunt,” said Day. “And some protesting that they’re not involved.”Day contends that the moose population in the highlands is declining and the harvest is unnecessary. He said it hasn’t impacted his business, “We just had to work harder for them.”Day admits he doesn’t know much about the history of the treaties and why the Mi’kmaq have been given first access to the moose harvest in the park.“No I don’t know the background to all that. But I would enjoy hunting with them and that’s the way it should be,” said Day. “This isn’t a racism thing. Like, I’m against Parks Canada. Not Clifford Paul, not for one second.”Clifford Paul is the Moose Management Coordinator for the Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources.He said, there’s a misunderstanding of why the Mi’kmaq are harvesting moose in a national park.“We know there’s a problem of hyper-abundance in the park, we know that the ecosystem is damaged,” said Paul. “We’re still willing to work together despite the thing you saw today. These heated voices? We’re still willing to work together.”But he added, “The future of moose and the future of moose management jurisdiction lies with the Mi’kmaq people.”In 2012, Parks Canada signed an agreement with the Mi’kmaq in Nova Scotia. It provides that if there’s too much wildlife in a park, the Mi’kmaq have the first opportunity to harvest the animal.This moose harvest is a first; a pilot project by Parks Canada to bring back the boreal forest. Too many moose throw the ecosystem out of balance.“One third of the boreal forest in Cape Breton Park is severely degraded,” said Derek Quann, the park’s resource conservation manager.  “Eleven per cent of the forest has transformed to grassland.”Quann called the protest peaceful, but says charges are possible for entering a restricted area where the hunt was being carried out.Mi’kmaw leaders, the Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources, and Parks Canada now will come back to the table to figure out next steps.Though the moose harvest has been put on hold, it will happen, and next time with more security.“No one expected what happened today,” said Clifford Paul. “We still want this to be a successful harvest.”Allison Bernard hopes the Mi’kmaq don’t lose faith in the process.He works for the Mi’kmaq Rights Initiative, a negotiating body for the Mi’kmaq in Nova Scotia.Bernard has been involved with the Moose Working Group and helped organize this harvest.“The people that came up here today didn’t care about breaching protocol or breaching park guidelines by going through the gates that they shouldn’t have gone through,” said Bernard. “They endangered a lot of people here, even their own, by coming in here and storming and almost causing a riot here.”Bernard points out that while the local non-Mi’kmaq have the privilege of hunting and using the resources, the Mi’kmaq have an inherent right. “And nobody can take that away.”troache@aptn.ca (Protesters trying to stop a Mi’kmaw moose harvest confront Parks Canada wardens Sunday in the Cape Breton Highlands. Photo: Trina Roache/APTN)Trina Roache APTN National NewsCAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS, NOVA SCOTIA — Tempers flared as close to 30 protesters confronted Mi’kmaw hunters who were taking part in a Parks Canada project to harvest moose in the Cape Breton Highlands.“We don’t see it being productive to kill moose in our national park,” said local businessman Wesley Timmons.“Productive?” asked Mi’kmaw hunter Fred Sylliboy. “The whole mountain is crown land. You’re the ones trespassing on our land.”“I’m not against natives, buddy,” said one local guide who joined the protest. “I got lots of native friends. We want to hunt as much as you want to hunt. Let’s just make it fair. It’s not your fault, it’s the park, and you guys got the right to hunt here, right? I just want to get a share of it.”A handful of armed park wardens were on hand but the RCMP were more than a half hour away.The group demanded to speak with the Mi’kmaw hunters, to ask them “give up on this hunt.”When a warden agreed to escort two of the protesters to meet with the Mi’kmaq, the rest of the group followed and a tense confrontation followed.The project to harvest eleven moose in the park was initiated by Parks Canada and was four years in the making.[wooslider slideshow_speed=”5.0″ pause_on_hover=”true” slider_type=”attachments” limit=”6″]last_img read more

Nabila Mounib Islamist Parties Manipulate Religion for Political Gains

Rabat – Morocco’s Islamist parties, which include the recently re-elected Justice and Development Party (PJD), use the nation’s religious identity for electoral gains, according to Nabila Mounib, the Secretary-General of the Unified Socialist Party (PSU), on Thursday.“The Islamists manipulate religion, which makes up the foundation of our society, for political purposes,” she said, during an event on women in the Moroccan political scene in Tanger at the HEM business school.The PJD won the most seats during the October 7th national elections, with the secular Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM), taking second place. The PSU had boycotted the 2011 elections, which took place after the adoption of the post-Arab Spring constitution, sue to concerns that the new framework did not do enough to embrace democratic values.During Thursday’s event, Mounib said the Democratic Left Federation (FGD), which comprises of the PSU and two other far left parties, would continue the movement to make Morocco a parliamentary monarchy, akin to the United Kingdom, where the monarch holds limited powers.The PJD’s government has overseen domestic issues over the past five years, but Morocco’s foreign policy has largely been under the control of King Mohammed VI, who has opened up trade and tourism to foreigners and their companies.Mounib, who leads the only Moroccan political party with a female leader, added that leftist parties would win national legislative elections, were they held today, due to the unpopularity of ongoing discussions to tamper with the tuition-free nature of public education.On Wednesday, Mounib said talks to implement tuition fees, even if just for students from families in the upper socioeconomic classes or for post-secondary education, should merit “a revolution on a national scale.” read more

Factory orders drop in Germany in sign of economic weakness

BERLIN — German factory orders, a leading indicator of the health of Europe’s biggest economy, dropped sharply in July, erasing the previous month’s gains.The Federal Statistical Office reported Thursday that industrial orders dropped 2.7% in July from June when adjusted for seasonal and calendar factors, wiping out a 2.7% June increase.Domestic orders dropped 0.5% while foreign orders fell 4.2% compared with June.The Economy Ministry says “ongoing growing international trade conflicts and restrained expectations from manufacturing businesses indicate no fundamental improvement in industrial growth in the coming months.”Germany’s economy contracted by 0.1% in the April-June period. It’s expected to decline again this quarter, placing it in a technical recession.ING economist Carsten Brzeski says the drop in orders “doesn’t bode well at all” for the third quarter.The Associated Press read more

July 2019 new car preregistration figures

SMMT released figures for July pre-registrations in the UK new car market. The data shows the number of cars disposed of by vehicle manufacturers in July 2019 that were defined as pre-registrations.Download the July 2019 releaseClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

MNK research conference continues to grow

The diversity of Brock University’s graduate student research projects was on full display at the 14th annual Mapping the New Knowledges Conference Thursday, April 11.Hosted by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, the trans-disciplinary conference featured presentations from 160 graduate students and 18 undergrads.For Michelle Lesley Annett, a second-year master’s student in Critical Sociology, presenting for a second year was the next step in her research.“My research has come a long way,” she said. “I spoke with a few people who remembered my project from last year and it was exciting to share the direction my research has taken with them.”She said the supportive nature of everyone in attendance is part of what makes graduate studies at Brock special.“The environment at MNK is so encouraging. Everyone is happy to see you succeed,” she said.The conference kicked off with a keynote address from Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Tek Thongpapanl from the Goodman School of Business. Thongpapanl is a past recipient of the Michael Plyley Graduate Mentorship Award, which was once again presented Thursday along with the Marilyn Rose Graduate Leadership Award, and the Jack M. Miller Excellent in Research Awards.Allison Flynn-Bowman, a master’s student in Applied Health Sciences, was honoured to receive the Marilyn Rose award, given out to someone who contributes “vision and leadership in a variety of areas such as administration, academic programming, research and scholarship, student services and student experience initiatives.”Flynn-Bowman has been a member of the Brock community for years and has strived to improve the student experience for herself and those around her. Among other initiatives, Flynn-Bowman co-founded the Baby Friendly Brock program, which provides resources and information to parents who are transitioning back to Brock as a student or staff member. She also works part-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies as Social Media and Marketing Assistant, where she launched a creative social media campaign giving grad students the opportunity to share their research and reasons for choosing Brock as a graduate school.“To receive this award means the world to me,” said Flynn-Bowman. “It is recognition of the hard work I have put into making Brock’s graduate community supportive and inclusive for everyone.”Biology Professor Michael Bidochka and Associate Professor of Kinesiology Craig Tokunowith were honoured with the Michael Plyley awards, which recognize faculty members for exceptional mentorship of graduate students.“This award isn’t about me, it’s about the students,” Tokuno said. “I’m pleased to receive it, but my students are what make my job special. They have as much of an effect on me as I do on them.”“This is the little conference that grew,” said Plyley, past Dean of Graduate Studies and conference co-chair. “In our first year, we had presentations from faculty and students, and over the years it has grown to feature graduate student research. Now we also include undergraduates to give them a taste of grad school. We constantly look for feedback from our students to make this the conference they want it to be.” read more

The Week 17 Games That Actually Matter

Tampa Bay 8-7<1 Oakland 12-316 Detroit 9-671% Green Bay 9-670 Technically four teams are alive in the NFC playoff hunt. But putting Tampa Bay aside for a moment — their path to the playoffs requires a tie and is thus hugely unlikely — the Week 17 picture is actually pretty simple. N.Y. Giants (41 percent to win) at Washington (59 percent) kicks off at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday. Washington is in with a win, as long as Green Bay (49 percent) at Detroit (51 percent) doesn’t end in a tie in the evening game. Both the Packers and Lions advance on a win, a tie or a Washington loss.So what’s Tampa Bay’s deal? The Buccaneers can make the playoffs in a tiebreaker against Washington and Green Bay, which means they need to beat Carolina, have Green Bay lose to Detroit, and have Washington tie the Giants. This isn’t quite enough, though; in order to actually win the tiebreaker they also need San Francisco to beat Seattle, Dallas to beat Philadelphia, Tennessee to beat Houston, and Indianapolis to beat Jacksonville to gain a narrow strength of victory edge over Green Bay.2Washington would get eliminated first from the tiebreak on conference record. So why, savvy fans might ask, is Tampa Bay eliminated with a Washington loss? It’s actually the Giants’ record that matters here: Green Bay beat the Giants earlier in the season, so if the Giants beat Washington instead of tying them then Green Bay’s strength of victory will be too high for Tampa Bay to catch. You can check out their path using the game selection feature in our NFL predictions. Good luck, Bucs fans!An NFC first-round bye Atlanta 10-578% Oakland is a game up here, but Kansas City has the tiebreak and the easier week 17 matchup. Relevant games are Oakland (47 percent) at Denver (53 percent) and Kansas City (75 percent) at San Diego (25 percent). The Raiders clinch with a win or a tie, Kansas City needs a win and an Oakland loss.We currently give Oakland a 60 percent chance of getting the bye, but there’s a twist. Raiders QB Derek Carr is now out for the season with a broken leg, a fact that our Elo ratings — which are based only on game results — doesn’t “know.” This may seem like a big blind spot, and in many ways it is, but it’s easy to overestimate the impact that even the top QBs can make on game probabilities.4Remember when we were wondering how the Patriots would survive their first-four Brady-less games? By Elo we have the Raiders as one-point underdogs in Denver, which is very close to the Vegas line.AFC home field advantage TEAMCHANCE Week 16 was a decisive one for the NFL, with six teams clinching playoff spots and eight getting eliminated. Many of the results that would have added chaos to the playoff race — Minnesota over Green Bay, Buffalo over Miami, Baltimore over Pittsburgh, Denver over Kansas City — fell through. This makes Week 17, unfortunately, a bit of a drag.For the last several weeks, we’ve used our NFL predictions model to generate a “playoff swing” for every game, based on how different outcomes would affect the playoff chances of every team in the league. These calculations are useful when the playoff scenarios are complicated, as they invariably are with several weeks to go in the season. But Week 17’s outcomes are a lot simpler; you don’t need to run 100,000 simulations to learn that Washington will get eliminated with a loss on Sunday.So for this final week we’ll abandon our usual format.1If you’re curious, N.Y. Giants-Washington is the biggest game of the week, with a playoff swing of 200 points spread between Washington, Detroit and Green Bay. It’s bigger than Packers-Lions because that game, unless it ends in a tie, does not affect Washington’s chances. Instead of measuring which games matter the most we’ll look which games matter at all, based on the major postseason outcomes that are still undecided.Two NFC playoff spots Dallas has already locked up a bye and home field advantage, leaving a three-team race for bye No. 2. New Orleans (24 percent) at Atlanta (76 percent), Seattle (82 percent) at San Francisco (18 percent) and the aforementioned Green Bay at Detroit are the games that matter here. Ignoring unlikely (and tedious) tie scenarios, Atlanta clinches a first-round bye if they win, or if both Seattle and Detroit lose. Seattle needs a win and an Atlanta loss, and Detroit needs a win and both of its rivals to lose.3Play around with some ties yourself on our NFL predictions page! Green Bay-Detroit is probably more likely to end in a tie than your typical game, because both teams are guaranteed to advance on a tie, which could hypothetically lead to some extremely silly and low-risk overtime strategy. TEAMCHANCE Detroit 9-62 An AFC first-round bye Washington 8-6-158 Oakland 12-360% New England 13-284% TEAMCHANCE Seattle 9-5-120 TEAMCHANCE Kansas City 11-440 AFC home field advantage is New England’s to lose. New England (65 percent) at Miami (35 percent) and Oakland at Denver are the games to watch; the Patriots clinch the top seed with a win or tie, or an Oakland loss or tie. If they lose and Oakland wins, the Raiders take the top spot on tiebreak with a 5-0 record against common opponents (Baltimore, Buffalo, Denver, Houston).Check out our latest NFL predictions. read more

Mens basketball 2018 recruit Dane Goodwin remains committed waiting for new coach

Upper Arlington four-star shooting guard Dane Goodwin goes up for a shot against Westerville South on Jan. 24, 2017 at Upper Arlington High School. Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing EditorAn anxious state of uncertainty flows through the Schottenstein Center and anyone affiliated with the Ohio State men’s basketball team after Monday’s firing of coach Thad Matta.Before OSU Athletics Director Gene Smith announced with Matta that the program would be heading in a different direction, the two commitments for the 2018 class, Justin Ahrens and Dane Goodwin, each received a call from OSU assistant coach Greg Paulus informing them of the news.Tuesday, the three-star forward Ahrens from Versailles, Ohio, decommitted from the Buckeyes 2018 class, making Goodwin, a four-star shooting guard from Upper Arlington, Ohio, the lone commitment in the class as he awaits the hiring of a new head coach at OSU for the 2017-18 season.Damon Goodwin, Dane’s father and coach of Capital University’s men’s basketball team, told The Lantern that when the two returned home from Damon’s basketball camp at Capital Monday, the family discussed what they wanted to do. He said that Dane still wants to be a Buckeye, if he feels that the program is a good fit.“He’s kept his commitment (to OSU),” Damon said. “In Dane’s mindset, I think he wants to lay low for the next few days and see what happens and see who this guy is going to be and hopefully they do it fairly quickly.“Dane committed two-and-a-half years ago and we certainly didn’t foresee this happening at the time. We knew a little bit before it happened. But did we expect it? No. Did I expect it? Certainly not.”Dane committed to OSU on Dec. 1, 2014 as he was beginning his freshman season at Upper Arlington High School. Having committed so early in the process, Dane’s family never had to worry about going through the recruiting process with him, which Damon said he was thankful for. Now, a wrench has been thrown into that seamlessly easy recruiting cycle raising lots of questions that not only he has to find an answer to, but also other Columbus-area prospects like 2019 guard Jeremiah Francis and 2019 forward Jordan Mitchell.“The reality is this: (Dane) committed to Ohio State two-and-a-half years ago, but he also committed to Thad Matta. One of those variable is gone now,” Damon said. “Ohio State is a special place and Dane knows that. And he knows how special it can be for him. But there’s just so many question marks as of today.”Damon said that some of those question are regarding who OSU decides to bring in. Dane and Damon will evaluate the new coach’s style, what type of players he will be looking for among other factors. Damon said he has no doubt OSU will find a very good coach — one who he hopes has a lot of the same qualities Matta had.“With Dane being a 17-year-old, the last few years he kind of had it planned out where he was going to be and who he was going to be playing for,” he said. “That world has been rocked a little bit right now. It’s tough for him and tough on us as parents. There’s really nothing to do until they decide who is going to lead the program.”As of now, Dane has not had any other schools directly reach out to him, his father said.Matta’s departure was especially hard on Dane and their family given the profound impact the former coach had on them from the start of Dane’s recruitment.“I never knew (Matta) before he recruited Dane,” Damon Goodwin said. “I think Dane and I and our whole family were just kind of blown away by his sincerity. He offered Dane — you know, he hadn’t played a high school game. (Matta) saw him play in the summers. He saw him work out in the fall and when a guy like that makes a commitment to your son, that’s impressive.“As a father, I don’t know what else you would want out of a coach for your son. He’s a good man. That’s certainly the toughest part.”Jacob Myers: myers.1669@osu.edu and Twitter @Jacob _Myers_25 read more

Column Gaeilge is a part of our culture – how its taught

first_imgPrimary LevelWe need to take the language out of the classroom with more focus on it being a language as opposed to just a subject. To this effect, a second subject should be taught through Irish in every primary school in the country – Art, Physical Education or Drama are some examples of subjects which could help give people a more enjoyable experience of the language.Twenty-five per cent of adults surveyed say they would prefer to send their children to Irish-medium education, yet currently just over 4 per cent of all primary schools in Ireland are Gaelscoileanna. Irish-medium education has been incredibly successful – all studies show how Irish medium schools do better in English, Maths and Irish than English speaking schools when socioeconomically matched. We need to fix this imbalance where supply is currently far less than demand. CAN YOU SPEAK Irish? If not, then why not? The generic response I get from people who can’t speak Irish these days is simply “Well, It’s the way it is taught in school”. Let’s do something about that then! Ninety-three per cent of the country say they would like to see the Irish language preserved or revived (ESRI 2008 research). So it’s safe to say the majority of the country has good will towards the language – then why don’t we do anything to fix what most people identify as the main problem with it – our education system?Just over two years ago there was huge controversy when Fine Gael proposed making Irish optional for the Leaving Certificate. This proposal gets dragged up any time people talk about the language in our education system. The proposal frustrated me, due both to the lack of research into the damage this could do to the Irish language, and the short-sightedness of such an approach as a solution to a much bigger problem. Fine Gael have since shelved this proposal but what frustrates me more than the proposal itself is the complete lack of action to fix the basic problem. We need to radically reform the way the Irish language is taught in school.Irish for the Junior & Leaving CertificateA two-subject approach is needed for the state examinations. Take the poetry, prose and history of the Irish language out of the current course and expand it into a separate, optional subject for advanced students, something akin to Applied Maths. “Irish Language” as a main subject would be taught to every student as a core subject with a renewed emphasis on understanding, speaking and writing the language. This subject would also cover language awareness and should be taught and assessed using the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.The effects of simply making Irish optional would be hugely detrimental to the language. The approach of making languages optional is now recognised as a massive mistake in the UK where numbers taking foreign languages halved within 10 years of being made optional. I believe the effect would be even worse here in Ireland. Languages are currently harder to study for at Leaving Certificate level and making it optional will leave Irish competing with subjects which people consider easier, less work or maybe need for college (eg Biology for medicine). At present, Irish is a much longer course with 2 papers, aural and oral exams totalling almost 6 hours of exams compared to most other subjects which are 2 or 3-hour exams. Students would be deterred from learning Irish at a younger age if they knew it was optional later in the curriculum, with a knock-on effect the whole way through the education system. This could lead to Irish no longer being available in every school and people not even having the option to learn their national language if numbers are too low. AttitudesFinally it’s not all about the way Irish is taught in school. Regularly people tell me they “can’t string a sentence of Irish together.” If you cannot put a sentence together after learning Irish for 14 years in school, you are to blame as much as the education system. There is a mental block where people don’t want to learn the language and blame the education system. However bad your teacher was, it is pretty hard to go through 14 years of any subject and not remember anything at all. As an Irish speaker, I see it every day where so many people have an attitude against the language, where people will call me rude or ignorant for speaking my language in public. What I have found is that people do have Irish- with a small bit of practice it comes back very fast. There are hundreds of courses, conversation circles and events all around the country to help you along. Our own attitude towards the language needs to change as much as our education system.Last week was Seachtain na Gaeilge – a week where thousands of events are organised all over the country to promote the Irish language. There are lots of new and exciting things happening for the language – particularly at third level – where I learnt most of my own Irish socially. We have seen a huge growth in interest in the language with 26 Irish societies at third level organising weekly events and campaigns. You may be surprised to find out that 1 in 3 people in this country can speak Irish at some level – get out and give it a go! Whether you like the language or not – it is part of who we are. The only language out of 6,700 in the world that we can claim is uniquely ours.Tá cóip den alt seo ar fáil as Gaeilge ar mo bhlag ag www.aodhanodea.ieAodhán Ó Deá works to promote the Irish language at second and third level. His job is co-funded by five different Irish-language organisations and he spends most of his time on the road talking to schools or organising events and campaigns for the language at third level. He blogs at www.aodhanodea.ie.last_img read more

TMobile unveils new unlimited plans

first_imgWhile other carriers are killing their unlimited plans, T-Mobile today took the wraps off of it’s new “value” plan, which offers unlimited texts, unlimited voice and tiered 4G data at prices the company says are much less than their competitors. Part of the big news is that the plans are available to new and existing customers and can be paired with hardware payments if you choose.T-Mobile says that the data is “unlimited,” but what they mean is “unlimited up to your data cap,” after which you’ll get hit with overage fees. Regardless, the new plans can be used by individuals or families, and families can opt to share data or not all under the same plan.Additionally, you can combine the monthly plan payment with a interest-free payment towards the hardware you want to use, meaning you’re contract-free and paying for your hardware outright along with your monthly data plan. Alternatively, you can still use the plan to buy subsidized hardware and lock into a contract for a lower price on your smartphones.The new plans are optional, and both new and existing users can opt to sign on or stay on their current plans. The chart of pricing that T-Mobile published is based on the costs for their (and their competitors’) 2GB data plans, and shows that a customer on their new value plan can save up to $70-$80/month when compared to AT&T, Verizon Wireless, or Sprint.Consumers and analysts alike praised T-Mobile’s new plans. The problem though is that AT&T has an open bid to buy T-Mobile pending regulatory approval, and many people have already speculated that AT&T will shut the new plans down if they’re allowed to acquire the company. That remains to be seen, but AT&T’s data plans are very different, and largely more expensive than the new T-Mobile offering.via T-Mobilelast_img read more

HTC admits its Android phones have a major security issue

first_imgOver the weekend Android Police went public with details of a major security flaw present on HTC phones running Android. The culprit was HTC’s very own data collection app called Tell HTC.It turns out that any app you give Internet permissions to on a HTC Android phone can access the data Tell HTC collects. That data can be several megabytes in size and includes lots of personal information. It therefore should not be accessible to anyone but HTC, and then only if you give the company permission to do collect it. As it currently stands, regardless of permission being given, the data is collected and accessible to lots of third-party apps.HTC was given several days notice as to the issue before the security hole was made public. The company never responded. After the weekend release and YouTube video clearly demonstrating the issue, HTC did finally decide to look into the claims, and has now agreed with the fact there is a security issue.A patch is now in the works that will be distributed as an over the air update. We don’t know exactly when it will be ready, but HTC has stated it doesn’t know of any app that grabs the data being actively distributed.The advice given at the weekend still stands for the moment. Be careful what new apps you download to your HTC Android phone until the patch is available and applied. If you want to be extra cautious until that time you can delete the HtcLogger.apk manually from your phone.via Engadgetlast_img read more

Worlds most beautiful street located in Greece

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Lesvos is making headlines again, but this time it’s in appreciation of the island’s beauty, namely down one particular street. Leading art, design and photography community Bored Panda put out a request for creatives to send in photographs of the world’s most magical streets. They received 129 submissions in total, and after thousands of votes, Greece has emerged as the home of the world’s most picturesque street. The wining image submitted by freelance photographer Konstantinos Stamatelis, shows a narrow street in the village of Molyvos, lined with small shop fronts and a ‘roof’ covering formed by nature itself with the overgrowth of trees and flowers.Greece also received a second mention on the list, with a street located in Nafplio, Peloponnese, which was the capital city of the first Hellenic Republic and Kingdom of Greece from 1821 to 1834.last_img read more

Working in Clark County: Marty Brusco, mobile barber

first_imgWhen Marty Brusco was a machinist at Tektronix, she felt she should have something to fall back on when and if the time ever came when she might be laid off. Mohler Barber College was near her home, and she thought barbering sounded like fun. So fast forward 30 years, a layoff and retirement later, she cannot even estimate the number of heads she has shorn. She goes wherever the unruly hair resides: homes, adult foster care homes, retirement facilities. “I look forward to hearing my clients’ stories and talking about current events,” she said.Name: Marty BruscoResidence neighborhood: Edgewood ParkEmployer/business name: Barber 2 Go, 360-903-0294Age: Not too young. Not too old.How — and when –you got started in your business: As a teenager, I worked at both Burgerville in Hazel Dell and for Frito-Lay. Later on, working for Tektronix in Beaverton and then transferring to their Vancouver plant on Highway 14, I entered a full-time program for women to learn machining. After finishing the program and obtaining a machinist job at Tek, I continued evening machine shop classes at Clark College for two years. I decided to start a career in barbering while still working at Tektronix, and I enrolled at Mohler Barber College on Fourth Plain here in Vancouver and received my license in 1986.With Tektronix downsizing and moving some divisions back to Beaverton, I took a job at Freightliner where I worked for 28 years while continuing to work part time as a barber. In 2010, when Daimler announced that they were going to close the Freightliner plant, I started my mobile barbering business, Barber 2 Go, and worked part time at The Classic Clipper on Fridays and Saturdays. Due to a new labor contract in 2012, I retired from Daimler Trucks North America (Freightliner) and am now working as a mobile barber full time and at the The Classic Clipper part time.Personal/business philosophy: One day at a time. One foot in front of the other.Most rewarding part of job: The most rewarding part of my job is the time I am able to spend with my clients. I cut hair in homes, businesses, adult foster care, retirement facilities. I look forward to hearing their stories and talking about current events. Once a month, I am the volunteer barber at the Vancouver Veterans Administration and look forward to spending a day with my barber assistant, Frank Cardinaux, a retired nurse, and the many wonderful veterans and hard-working staff.Something surprising about your work: I was surprised and saddened at how lonely some of my clients are. They just want to feel that they are still a viable part of the community and that someone cares enough to listen to them.last_img read more

Citys rules committee to discuss proposed march 2020 ballot measures

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego City Council’s Rules Committee will hold a special meeting Wednesday to review the ballot measures that have been proposed for the March 3, 2020, primary election.During its meeting, the committee is scheduled to consider 16 proposed initiatives, which, if approved by the committee, will be sent to the full council to be placed on the ballot. The approved ballot measures must also be drawn up by the city attorney’s office.One of the highest profile proposals is from the San Diego Housing Federation, which submitted a $900 million bond to build affordable housing for military veterans, homeless families, seniors and disabled people. The housing federation initially planned to put the bond on the 2018 ballot but elected in June 2018 to push it to the March 2020 ballot.“We plan to build a strong, broad coalition of support over the next two years, as well as conduct significant campaign funding for a local affordable housing initiative in 2020,” housing federation Executive Director Stephen Russell said last June.The committee will also consider proposals from City Councilman Scott Sherman, who is seeking to change the appointment process for the city auditor, and City Attorney Mara Elliott, who is seeking changes to the city’s Community Review Board on Police Practices.The committee is scheduled to meet in the 12th floor City Council Chambers in the City Administration Building, located at 202 C St. The meeting is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. KUSI Newsroom Posted: July 31, 2019 City’s rules committee to discuss proposed march 2020 ballot measures July 31, 2019last_img read more

Govt school adopted by IMA appointed unqualified teachers based on their investments

first_imgVK Obaidullah school shivaji nagarIMA websiteThousands of students’ future is at stake after IMA director Mohammed Mansoor Khan fled the country cheating investors and well-wishers to the tune Rs 1,250 crore.Khan had adopted Government VK Obaidullah School at Shivaji Nagar back in 2016 through IMA under the persuasion of the Minister for Urban Administration and Hajj R Roshan Baig and a year later on June 2017, the school was re-opened with a major facelift by then chief minister and Congress leader Siddaramaiah. The reincarnated five-storeyed school had major facilities with state-of-art infrastructure.For a school that has over 900 students and 93 teaching and non-teaching staff, IMA had recruited many teachers in the institution without proper certification. It is also alleged that many of the teachers at VKO School were just class 10 graduates and were given jobs at the school only because they had invested in IMA and were offered jobs along with their investments.Not just the teachers even the students were not allotted into the school if the parents were not an investor of the group, reports Bangalore Mirror.However, the Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR) has mandated the education department to take the necessary actions to ensure the proper functioning of the school after it had closed down shortly after Khan’s stunt due to which most of the teachers have not turned in after June 10 as instructed by IMA.According to the sources, the VKO School will now re-open as a government school as the education department has started their work on replacing the teaching staff with government teachers.last_img read more

Injured Jessore BCL leader dies

first_imgMap of JessoreA local Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader who sustained injuries in a rival attack died at Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH) on Monday, reports UNB.The deceased was identified as Rakib Hasan, 28, joint secretary of Government City College unit BCL and son of Jakir Hossain of Nilganj Sahapara.BCL is the student wing of ruling Bangladesh Awami League.Locals said Rakib had been at loggerheads with Wahidul, Kalu and Sagar over collecting toll from human haulers plying through the Nilganj bridge.Arbitration was held on Friday afternoon over the issue.As a sequel to the enmity, three men stabbed Rakib around 7:00pm on the day while he was crossing the bridge, leaving him critically injured.The injured was first taken to Jessore General Hospital and then shifted to the KMCH as his condition deteriorated where he succumbed to his injuries in the morning, said Kotwali police station officer-in-charge AKM Azmal Huda.Protesting at the murder, BCL leaders and activists of the college unit and locals blocked the Jessore-Narail road which halted vehicular movement from 11:30am to 1:00pm.last_img read more

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first_imgCruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has announced that the 2017 Masters Conference will take place onboard the Genting Dream, cruising from Hong Kong.Designed for travel agents who aspire to the highest level of cruise industry accreditation, the annual Masters Conference combines intensive training sessions with a firsthand cruise experience.Returning to oversee CLIA Australasia’s 19th Masters, US-based sales guru and motivator Scott Koepf will lead the conference sessions, which will focus on how the cruise industry is evolving and how consultants can take advantage of the sector’s growth.After completing the course and a comprehensive post-conference assignment, agents will enter the prestigious CLIA Cruise Masters’ ranks.This year’s conference commences in Hong Kong on 16 September, with agents enjoying one-night pre-cruise accommodation before boarding Genting Dream for a five-night cruise, which will include visits to Naha and Miyakojima in Japan.CLIA Australasia managing director Joel Katz said he expected the Masters Conference to be very popular.“The opportunity to sail on one of the most exciting new ships to be launched in Asia should make this year’s Masters event particularly memorable. Spaces are limited so we are encouraging agents to register early,” Katz said.  The conference is open to all consultants who hold CLIA Ambassador level accreditation and are employed by a CLIA member travel agent.For more details and to book visit the CLIA website here. CLIA Masters ConferenceGetting Dreamlast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Apr 8, 2018 8:33 am PDT Last Updated Apr 8, 2018 at 9:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Chance the Rapper to address Dillard University’s 2018 grads NEW ORLEANS – Grammy Award-winning artist Chance the Rapper will deliver this year’s commencement address to graduates of Dillard University in New Orleans.The school’s 82nd Commencement ceremonies for more than 200 graduates will be held Saturday, May 12, at 8 a.m. on the campus’ historic Avenue of the Oaks.Dillard President Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough says Chance the Rapper, whose real name is Chancelor Bennett, is part of a new wave of artists who can openly talk about faith while being in hip hop, balancing the secular and the sacred. In 2017, the 24-year-old’s independent project “Coloring Book” became the first streaming-only album to be nominated and win a Grammy.“He’s not signed but a multiple Grammy winner,” Kimbrough said, noting that Bennett often gives away his music, movie tickets, Jordan-brand tennis shoes and awards to school teachers. “He’s the artist that your grandmother would love.”Kimbrough, who’s known as the Hip-Hop Prez, teaches a class on ethics and hip hop and has sought Bennett to appear on campus for two years.Bennett has been intentional with using his ever growing popularity to give back to his hometown of Chicago, especially the youth who admire him. In 2014, Chance used #savechicago to stop gun-violence for 42 hours and since then, he’s forged ahead. And for three years, whether through hosting monthly high school OpenMike series at Chicago’s Public Libraries, raising over $100,000 to bring sleeping-bags and coats to Chicago’s homeless, or raising over $4 million for his local Chicago Public School System, Bennet makes helping others a priority.Bennett is also the founder and president of SocialWorks, a non-profit created to empower youth through the arts, education, and civic engagement, and it’s his aim to reshape the possibilities through freedom and access for the youth of Chicago and the globe.“The activism is a bonus with Chance,” Kimbrough said. “I thought he made for a great commencement speaker because of his spirit of being entrepreneurial and authentic. But his civic engagement, including encouraging people to vote and willingness to speak out on issues, like his recent opposition to a Heineken ad, are just as paramount.”last_img read more

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