Residential school history still mystery to some First Nation youth

first_img(Truth and Reconciliation Commission Chair Murray Sinclair speaks during the opening day of the TRC’s seventh national event in Edmonton. In foreground is the Brentwood Box.)By Jorge Barrera APTN National News EDMONTON–After viewing a black and white photograph of a group of boys from an Indian residential school, Katie Saulteaux split her canvas diagonally, from corner to corner, and painted one side all in red.Saulteaux, 14, said she used red to signify the worry she felt for the boys in the historical photo.“All those little boys are going through harm, being traumatized and abused,” she said.Saulteaux is from Paul First Nation, which sits about 80 kilometres west of Edmonton where the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) is holding its seventh and final national event.She was among several dozen students sitting around tables in the basement of the Shaw Conference Centre Thursday trying to translate what they learned into art. The theme of the opening day of the four-day event was, “Fostering Reconciliation Through Education.”About 2,200 hundred students from across Alberta attended the day’s events which featured panels, throat singing, fiddling, a hip hop performance and other musical acts.Alberta had the highest number of operating residential schools with 25 and is currently home to about 12,000 residential school survivors.Students paints their reactions to historical Indian residential school photos Eyeing her half-painted canvas, Salteaux said she planned to add blue paint to her artwork.“It represents sadness about how the boys had been treated,” she said.Saulteaux said she knew little about residential schools before today. She said she didn’t know why she was never taught about what happened.“I am kind of disappointed I didn’t know about it before,” she said.Megan Russell, 16, also said she didn’t know a lot about residential schools. The Grade 10 student from Lloydminster, Alta., said she know felt a responsibility to tell others about what she learned.“I didn’t know too much about it and it’s really changed my state of mind,” said Russell, who is Gitxsan from British Columbia.Isadore Alexis-Paul, 13, from Alexis Nakota Sioux First Nation, said the TRC event gave him knowledge he lacked.“It’s cool actually hearing about this history,” he said. “I find it interesting learning this because I didn’t know….I think it probably will change the way I see things.”Residential school survivor Satoe, 65, said it didn’t surprise him that children from First Nation communities knew little about such a dark chapter in history.“Some people don’t want to talk about it because they’re too ashamed,” said Satoe, who is from the Blood Tribe and went to the St. Mary’s residential school for five years beginning in 1955.Satoe described his time at residential school as “really awful” and most of what he remembered involved forced labour.“You can’t forgive ever, though people ask for forgiveness,” he said. “I don’t think there will ever be reconciliation.”TRC Chair Murray Sinclair said that while reconciliation is one of the aims of the commission’s work, it will be up to the youth to finish that task.“We will not achieve reconciliation within the term of this commission. We will not achieve reconciliation in our lifetime,” said Sinclair.With one year left in the commission’s mandate, Sinclair said the work will transfer to other hands.“The obligation of all this work goes back to the people of this country, to you,” said Sinclair. “This is not an Aboriginal problem, it’s a Canadian problem.”Throughout the over century-long existence of residential schools, 150,000 Indigenous children were processed through about 130 schools. Thousands never made it home and many died from disease or violence.The TRC was created as a result of a multi-billion dollar, class-action settlement agreement between residential school survivors, Ottawa and the churches which ran the schools.The TRC has already held national events in Winnipeg, Inuvik, NWT, Halifax, Saskatoon, Montreal and Vancouver.The TRC will also be holding a closing ceremony in Ottawa.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

Wydad Fan Dies in Tunisia Under Suspicious Circumstances Stirs Backlash

Rabat – News about the death of a Moroccan man in Tunisia has gone viral on social media, with some football fans and friends of the deceased deeming his death suspicious.Samih Abghor, from Chefchaouen,  traveled to Tunisia to cheer on his football club. Wydad had also traveled to Tunisia to play the second leg of the African Champions League in Rades, Tunisia on May 31.The fan did not, however, return home after the game which raised concerns among his friends and family. Some of his relatives and friends claimed on social media that Tunisian authorities sent a notice to his family to announce his death a few days of his disappearance. Read Also; Esperance de Tunis Fans Attack Wydad Supporters in TunisiaOn Samih’s Facebook friend list, a man called Fouad Ajaha shared a post to extend his condolences and to announce the death of his friend.“My warm condolences to Abghor’s family following the tragic death of my friend Samih in Tunisia in mysterious circumstances  while attending Wydad- Esperance Tunis match.”As family member , Rim Abghor, also shared a post to mourn Samih’s death. Several people also took to Samih’s Facebook page to express their condolences on posts shared on his wall.Local news outlets quoted the deceased’s brother, who said that Samih was stabbed with a knife in the legs on the eve of the match. The sources believe that the Moroccan national did not receive the necessary care following the stabbing which led to a hemorrhage. Samih’s brother also claimed that Tunisian authorities attempted to hide the circumstances of his sibling’s death.Read Also: Morocco and Tunisia Talk Regional Issues Despite Wydad-Est ControversyMorocco World News contacted Samih’s relatives for a comment , but they were unreachable.Samih was not the only Moroccan who experienced assault in Tunisia.  Fans of Tunisia’s Esperance Tunis assaulted and threw stones at a bus carrying Wydad fans upon their arrival in Tunisia to support their club.One of the Wydad fans was injured in the assault from EST supporters..The attacks came amid controversy over refereeing mistakes during the first leg, which took place in Morocco on June 24.Similar refereeing mistakes were made against Wydad during the second leg of the final, which  urged the Wydadi players and the Moroccan football federation to intervene. Wydad Casablanca left the pitch to finish the match when a referee refused to use the assistant video referee in favor of the Moroccan football club. It was later found that the VAR was not operational.Following Morocco’s campaign, the African Football Confederation decided to strip Esperance Tunis of the trophy and medals and will replay the game on neutral ground after the African Cup of Nations (CAN). read more

Bangladesh UN agencies offer relief to families still displaced by cyclone

26 August 2010United Nations agencies are providing relief to about 14,000 Bangladeshi families who are still living on embankments and in need of assistance, 15 months after they lost their homes when Cyclone Aila struck the impoverished South Asian country. The World Food Programme (WFP), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will provide about $4.6 million of aid under the initiative, which follows a request from the Government to support its own relief programmes, the UN Country Team in Bangladesh reported today.A recent assessment found that about 14,000 families are still living in temporary dwellings on embankments in Khulna and Satkhira districts, and concerns about their situation have mounted given their vulnerability during the current monsoon season.Dozens of people died when Cyclone Aila struck Bangladesh and India in May last year and thousands more lost their homes and sought temporary shelter.For the next five months WFP has pledged to provide a monthly family food ration that consists of 30 kilograms of rice, five kilograms of pulses and three kilograms of vegetable oil. Households with pregnant or lactating women or children under the age of two will receive an additional allocation of fortified blended food.UNDP is distributing plastic sheets, ropes, nails, hammers, knives, umbrellas and bamboo as part of shelter packages to those in need.UNICEF is handing out iron and folate supplements to young children and pregnant and lactating women to reduce malnutrition and the agency will also provide advice and information to families on appropriate water, sanitation and hygiene practices.The current initiative is being assisted by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development. read more

UK envoy and Defence Secretary have bilateral talks

The British High Commissioner in Sri Lanka, James Dauris met the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Kapila Waidyaratne for talks today.During the meeting a cordial discussion was held between the Secretary and the British High Commissioner on matters of bilateral importance and mutual relevance, the Defence Ministry said. Deputy High Commissioner of the British High Commission, Tom Burn was also present at the occasion. (Colombo Gazette)

First Nations filing lawsuits against Pacific NorthWest LNG project

by Linda Givetash, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 26, 2016 1:48 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 26, 2016 at 7:09 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email VANCOUVER – First Nations and environmental groups are planning to file lawsuits Thursday against the federal government and Malaysian state-owned oil firm Petronas in an attempt to stop a liquefied natural gas project on British Columbia’s northern coast.The $36-billion Pacific NorthWest LNG project which includes a pipeline and terminal proposed for Lelu Island near Prince Rupert, received conditional approval from the federal government last month.Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs and the Gitwilgyoots Tribe, which are filing separate lawsuits, want the Federal Court to rule that proper consultation with First Nations did not occur and that would reverse approval for the project.Several elected bands in the area of the terminal have agreed to terms for the project, however chief negotiator of the Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs Glen Williams said that isn’t enough.“We’re not affiliated with bands, we’re the ones that have the proper rights and title,” Williams said. “There’s a process in consultation where if there is going to be any impact, the government has a duty to consult and also to accommodate the aboriginal interests.”During the announcement for the project’s approval last month, B.C. Premier Christy Clark said the government had consulted First Nations, but that it wasn’t possible to please everyone.“I think at some time, governments need to lead,” she told reporters.A spokesperson for Pacific NorthWest LNG declined to comment on the lawsuits Wednesday.Requests for comment made to the Federal Ministry of Environment were not immediately answered.The lawsuits come after a Federal Court of Appeal judgment earlier this year blocked the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline in a ruling that said First Nations weren’t properly consulted.They are confident in their case against Pacific NorthWest LNG, Williams said, and expect that the Enbridge suit will set a precedent.“We don’t go to court lightly, we go to court to win,” he said.Apart from the lack of consultation, the groups’ say there is also concern about the environment implications of the project.Williams said the Lelu Island facility could have a severe impact on communities in the area by destroying habitat for local salmon stock.“We’re quite concerned about food supply for future generations,” he said.SkeenaWild Conservation Trust spokesman Greg Knox said conditions imposed by the federal government don’t come close to addressing the environmental concerns of the First Nations.“This particular project will be built over top of probably some of the most sensitive and important salmon habitat in Canada,” Knox said.A lawsuit also being filed Thursday by SkeenaWild argues environmental assessment data provided by Petronas are “incorrect and unfounded,” Knox said.Independent studies by scientists have shown the effects on the salmon habitat will be significant, Knox said.More than 200 scientists and salmon experts have written letters to the federal government this year asking the government to reject the project because of severe consequences.SkeenaWild is also questioning whether the Environment Ministry’s assessment process was thoroughly followed.Knox said his organization will be revealing that a study of the cumulative impact of greenhouse gas emissions from the site wasn’t conducted, a requirement of the environmental assessment agency.“We have evidence showing that the Canadian environmental assessment agency failed to provide the federal government, both the ministry and cabinet, adequate information to make an informed decision,” he said.The conditions of approval state that the project is expected to ship 19 million tonnes of liquefied gas to Asian markets annually and will emit up to 4.3 million tonnes of greenhouse gasses each year.—Follow @Givetash on Twitter. First Nations filing lawsuits against Pacific NorthWest LNG project read more

Fisherwomen of Lake Chad show optimism in face of multiple challenges

UN News/Dan DickinsonMore women are involved in catching and preparing fish for sale in the Lake Chad Basin region of central Africa. Fisherwomen including Falmata Mboh Ali, explained the challenges they face to a high-level joint United Nations-African Union delegation, visiting Bol on Thursday; a visit which also included the Foreign Minister of Sweden, Margot Wallström.The African Union Special Envoy for Women, Peace and Security, Bineta Diop who was part of the mission said: “The challenges are great but we can act. Gender roles are changing, women now go out to fish, when before it was men, so they are playing a bigger role in society.”The steps being taken by fisherwomen are small but significant, according to the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, who is leading the delegation to Chad.“Women’s economic empowerment is a critical tool for their access to leadership and decision-making positions,” she said. “I encourage the women to take part in all political, peace, security and development processes that will sustain their communities.”The UN and the wider international community is supporting efforts by countries in the Lake Chad Basin to regenerate the region.Ultimately, it’s hoped that Lake Chad itself could be given new life with rising water levels, allowing fisherfolk to carry out their traditional activities of years gone by, while providing them with a more secure and stable economic and political future. In her nets she has perhaps fifty fish, a good enough catch, given she started fishing just five hours earlier. But, it is not sufficient to feed her eleven children.“I can sell this fish and use that money to buy grain to feed my family,” she said, “but the grain doesn’t go far. I have been fishing for twenty years and it is becoming more difficult to catch fish.”Fishing has traditionally sustained communities in the Lake Chad Basin area, supporting nearly 30 million people living along its shores in Chad, but also Cameroon, Nigeria and Niger.However, the once huge lake which covered 250,000 km2 has now shrunk to one tenth of its original size, largely due to unsustainable water management and the corrosive effects of climate change.With fish now more scarce, and fishermen needing to travel further to find them, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has stepped in to offer support.“We have been helped by a project which has supplied new nets, so my catch is increasing,” said Falmata Mboh Ali, “so I am hopeful that my family’s life can improve.”The precarious situation local people now find themselves in has been compounded by insecurity related to the activities of the Islamist Boko Haram terrorist group, across the whole Lake Chad region.The insurgency the group has mounted in north-eastern Nigeria and neighbouring countries has displaced more than 2 million people and led to humanitarian crisis. The UN estimates that around four million people don’t have enough to eat.And if more refugees flee into Chad from the conflict in the Central African Republic, the food and nutrition crisis is likely to worsen.Perhaps not surprisingly the Lake Chad region is amongst the poorest in the world, where access to food, health services and education is extremely low. read more

Professor emeritus was a true gentleman

Robert Hoover, centre, celebrated the official launch of the Tourism and Environment department on Nov. 10, 2006 with department chair Tony Ward, left, and St. Catharines MPP Jim Bradley.Robert Hoover is remembered by former Brock colleagues as a scholar, social activist and dedicated teacher.The late professor emeritus was “completely dedicated to his students” and passionate about social issues, said Bruce Krushelnicki, who was a student and then fellow professor of Hoover’s starting in 1972.“He understood that teaching and education is really about relating to people, not trying to change people’s minds,” Krushelnicki said. “As a teacher and scholar, he was brilliant, no two ways about it.”Hoover died Jan. 22 at the age of 89. He founded the Urban Studies unit at Brock, which later merged with Environmental Studies to eventually become the Department of Tourism and Environment. He was “one of the pioneer faculty members of the University,” said John Middleton, a current professor in the department.“He was a true gentleman,” Middleton said. “He was deeply offended by the injustices of the world, but he never lost his temper. He was a nice, calm, intelligent man.”Krushelnicki was an undergraduate student and then teaching assistant from 1972 to 1974. He was a Brock professor from 1981 to 1991. He is now director of planning and building for the City of Burlington.Hoover was sharp minded, Krushelnicki said, and “had one of the single most complete vocabularies of anyone I’ve ever known.”Hoover’s community involvement was broad. It included committee and elder involvement with the Silver Spire United Church, which he was a member of since 1971. He also served on on the Caribbean Workers Outreach Project, the General Council Environmental Committee, the Canadian Council of Churches, Niagara Peninsula Homes and a special planning council of St. Catharines and Thorold, among others. He was the past president of the Preservation of Agricultural Lands Society and a member of the Royal Niagara Military Institute, St. Andrews Society, American Institute of Certified Planners, USS Holt Association (Lt. Commander DE-706, Second World War). He was a local provincial NDP candidate in 1977.There will be a memorial service on Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. at Silver Spire United Church. Memorial donations may be made to Brock University for the Robert C. Hoover Bursary Fund, or to the Preservation of Agricultural Lands Society. read more

Middling Minnesota Vikings hit final stretch not in stride

EAGAN, Minn. — Though one quarter of the regular season remains for the Minnesota Vikings to finish strong, none of their biggest tests have so far revealed a team playing like the championship contender it was built to be.The Vikings still have a better-than-average chance of returning to the playoffs, but for all the individual standouts on this roster there has not been enough collective evidence in 2018 that this is more than simply a better-than-average squad.“Right now, we’re kind of an up-and-down-team a little bit,” coach Mike Zimmer said, “and that’s the thing that frustrates me the most. We need to develop more consistency.”The latest illustration of this second-tier status came on Sunday afternoon at New England, where the Patriots maintained their December mastery under coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady with a 24-10 victory .There’s no shame in losing on the road to the five-time champion Patriots, particularly when the score is tied at 10 in the final minute of the third quarter, but at some point to have legitimate Super Bowl hope a team has to beat a superior opponent in a challenging setting.The Vikings (6-5-1) have lost to four of the eight current division leaders this year, teams with a combined 38-10 record. The cumulative standing of their opponents in games they’ve won is 21-49-1 entering Philadelphia’s game on Monday night. The Eagles are the only one with a shot at the post-season.Up next is a trip to Seattle, where the Seahawks (7-5) have won three straight games to take control of the first wild-card spot in the NFC.“It’s not over. We still have everything out there in front of us right now, but there definitely needs to be a sense of urgency on getting that done,” running back Latavius Murray said.In five seasons under Zimmer, the Vikings are 2-9 on the road against teams that made the playoffs. Though the Eagles could add another win this year to the tally, Chicago and New England are likely to push that loss total to 11.These Vikings are well past the point of a still-developing team trying to find its way and learn how to succeed under the bright lights, and there’s been no shortage of praise expressed by players about the chemistry in the locker room. Zimmer even said on Monday that he thought the practices last week were as sharp as ever.So while some of the moves made or not made by general manager Rick Spielman during the off-season could be fairly criticized, at least pertaining to the offensive line and the special teams, several questions have been raised in recent weeks about the in-game strategic approach by the coaching staff.Special teams co-ordinator Mike Priefer has taken plenty of heat. Zimmer’s long-dominant defence has displayed some uncharacteristic breakdowns in crucial spots. The most scrutiny, though, has fallen on first-year offensive co-ordinator John DeFilippo.The Vikings have been held to under 300 total yards in three of their past four games, and against a Patriots defence that has allowed 30-plus points four times this season they were frequently stymied again.Balance has become a significant issue. The Vikings have the fourth-fewest rushing attempts and the third-most passing attempts in the NFL.Specific game scenarios have dictated some of this discrepancy. Three holding calls, for example, against the Patriots produced these undesirable situations: second-and-17, first-and-18, second-and-20. Many times, the holes in the middle of the line simply have not been there.Dalvin Cook, though, had a season-high 84 rushing yards at New England — on only nine carries. Zimmer has not been shy, either, about publicly expressing concern about the play calling.“If I get five, I get 10, two, whatever, I’m just trying to make a play to help my team win,” Cook said. “I wasn’t surprised by anything that happened in the game. Coach Flip has been calling great calls all year.”Zimmer said he felt the offence “might have panicked a little bit” after the Patriots took a 17-10 lead. On the first play, Kirk Cousins went deep for Aldrick Robinson, a throw that fell incomplete. After a 5-yard run by Murray, Cousins was sacked for a 10-yard loss.Despite his recent airing of discontent, though, Zimmer offered at least a measured compliment for DeFilippo.“I think he’s doing a good job,” Zimmer said. “We talk all the time. We talk about things, what I think are important, and I think he tries to do those.”___More AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLDave Campbell, The Associated Press read more

MMSI forges partnership to fight mine haul truck operator fatigue dangers

first_imgModular Mining Systems, a market leader in real-time operations management solutions for mines worldwide, has formed a strategic partnership with Fatigue Management International (FMI). With this, Modular becomes the exclusive reseller of FMI technology and associated services to the industry, offering a comprehensive fatigue risk management solution that features industry-leading technology as well as professional consulting and training services. FMI, a British company, has worked closely with the Loughborough Sleep Research Centre (LSRC) at Loughborough University in the UK, in developing an unobtrusive driver fatigue monitoring device called ASTiD (“Advisory System for Tired Drivers”).  FMI has also compiled a comprehensive set of training courses and services for assisting companies in various industries to reduce the risk of driver fatigue-related accidents. Academic research and key personnel from the LSRC continue to support and work with FMI to improve the ASTiD system and deliver ever better solutions for managing fatigue risk.Operator fatigue is considered a serious problem in the industry, implicated in up to 65% of all haulage truck accidents. Unlike other solutions in the marketplace, the ASTiD system measures the steering dynamics of the haul truck, and it uses sophisticated signal processing and modeling to determine the risk of fatigue-related impairment in real time. “Modular is committed to delivering solutions that increase the level of safety in the mine,” said Michael Lewis, Modular VP of Sales and Marketing. “Fatigue is of special interest due to its frequent involvement in heavy equipment accidents and incidents.  Our partnership with FMI allows us to deliver state-of-the-art, unobtrusive fatigue detection technology as part of any IntelliMine® system.”FMI is an organization of specialist workplace fatigue consultants and solution providers to the industry. FMI manufactures fatigue detection and vigilance technologies such as ASTiD and develops, implements, and manages fatigue programs for today’s 24/7 mine operations. Modular provides powerful information management solutions to meet the needs of both open-pit and underground mining operations worldwide.  Modular sales and support offices are located in all key mining markets.last_img read more

Agnico Eagle Nunavut projects progressing well

first_imgAgnico Eagle Mines provides an update on activities at its 100% owned Nunavut projects.  These include the Amaruq project, which is located approximately 50 km northwest of the Meadowbank mine, and the Meliadine project, which is located approximately 25 km from Rankin Inlet.  Highlights include:• Type A water licence received for the Whale Tail pit at the Amaruq project – On July 11, 2018, the Type A water licence was approved by the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada.  This permit allows for the construction and development of the Whale Tail pit• Preliminary construction work and stripping of the Whale Tail pit will begin in the third quarter of 2018 as expected – The Whale Tail deposit remains on schedule and budget for the start of production in the third quarter of 2019• The Whale Tail underground exploration ramp is proceeding as planned – At the end of June 2018, approximately 478 m of ramp development had been completed at a cost of approximately $10.7 million.  In 2018, approximately 1.2 km of ramp development is planned• Amaruq exploration drilling continues to expand known mineralized zones – Recent drilling intersected 10.2 g/t Au over 16.9 m at 316 m depth, confirming the grade and geometry in the Whale Tail ore shoot.  A recent hole in the V Zone returned 10.3 g/t Au over 5.0 m at 20 m depth, which is expected to extend mineral resources westward at surface• Meliadine project proceeding on schedule and on budget – Development activities remain on track for the commencement of production at the Meliadine project in the second quarter of 2019.  The first boat of the 2018 shipping season has been off-loaded at Rankin Inlet, and additional boats are expected in the coming weeks“We would like to thank the various regulatory agencies, both federal and territorial, the Inuit Organizations, the local communities and our employees for their diligent participation in the permitting process.  With the approval of the Whale Tail Type A Licence, the project remains on schedule to commence production in the third quarter of 2019, and exploration activities continue to expand the known mineralization, which could potentially extend the mine life”, said Sean Boyd, Agnico Eagle’s Chief Executive Officer.“Elsewhere in Nunavut, development activities at Meliadine are progressing on schedule and on budget, which continues to support the start of production in the second quarter of 2019”, added Boyd.Agnico Eagle has a 100% interest in the Amaruq project, northwest of the Meadowbank mine. Amaruq is situated on a 99,878-ha property, almost adjacent to the 68,735-ha Meadowbank property.  Development of the Amaruq project was approved in February 2017 by the Company’s Board of Directors as a satellite deposit to supply ore to the existing Meadowbank mill, pending the receipt of the required permits.In late July 2018, the company plans to initiate construction of the Whale Tail dike (rock fill has already been stockpiled for use as per approval within the pre-development license) and begin progressive overburden and waste stripping for Phase 1 of the Whale Tail Pit.‎The schedule for construction activities, including Whale Tail Lake dewatering, is expected to allow for progressive mining and stockpiling of ore in the second quarter of 2019 to support the expected start of production in the third quarter of 2019, which will coincide with the end of production at the Meadowbank mine in 2019.The Amaruq project remains on budget with capital expenditures in 2018 forecast to be approximately $175 million. During the second quarter of 2018, Amaruq site activities focused on:• Underground ramp development, which advanced by 350 m in the quarter• Detailed engineering studies for Whale Tail infrastructure (87% complete)• Expansion of the temporary camp facility and completion of a maintenance shop for mining equipment• Expansion of the exploration road to a production haulage road, which began in April 2018.Exploration continues at depth in both the Whale Tail deposit and V Zone, as well as conversion drilling of underground mineral resources at Whale Tail closer to the planned pit bottom.  In addition, several rotary air blast drill holes were completed east of Mammoth to test a magnetic anomaly.The Whale Tail deposit has been defined over at least 2.3 km of strike length and extends from surface to 915 m depth.Exploration continues at depth with the aim of extending the limits of the deeper mineral resources.  In the shallower parts of the underground mineral resources, closer to the planned pit bottom, infill drilling is occurring from surface.  The objective is to improve the understanding of the geometry and limits of the main Whale Tail ore shoot.  The current understanding is that the Whale Tail ore shoot stretches from surface to almost 550 m depth over a strike length of approximately 1,500 m, following a shallowly east- to northeast-plunging fold hinge in the mineralized chert-iron formation sequence.  The results should allow a more rapid assessment of the economic potential of this area.The Whale Tail deposit remains open at depth.  The drill program for the remainder of 2018 will continue to test the Whale Tail deposit and the parallel structure to its north at depth, to expand the mineral resources and continue to convert inferred mineral resources to indicated mineral resources.The V Zone consists of a series of parallel stacked mineralized structures striking northeast from near surface to as deep as 653 m below surface; the dip of the structures ranges from 30 degrees near surface to more complex geometry at depth.A mineralized corridor 100 to 150 m wide plunging shallowly to the northeast has recently been interpreted as a V Zone ore shoot at depth.  It extends from approximately 300 m to more than 650 m depth.  The V Zone ore shoot follows the south limb of a fold in the contact between volcanic and sedimentary rock units, which is a favourable location for mineralization.  While the V Zone ore shoot is approximately parallel to the Whale Tail ore shoot, it is offset approximately 200 m to the northwest and occupies a different stratigraphic horizon.  Most of the recent results are from the deep part of the V Zone structures.Significant gold grades are being encountered along multiple stacked mineralized horizons associated with the V Zone ore shoot described above.  These mineralized zones are hosted within both the volcanic and sedimentary rocks, contributing to contrasting styles of mineralization.  Volcanic host rocks result in ore styles typical of what is observed in the V Zones close to surface (a series of discrete shear veins), while sedimentary host rocks result in mineralization styles more typical of the Whale Tail type of mineralization (a mix of more diffuse veins and silica flooding within greywackes and chert units).  The latter style of mineralization is characterized by less nugget effect and often a wider and generally more predictable gold distribution.Drilling will continue in the V Zone to test its depth and lateral extent.The Meliadine project was acquired in July 2010, and is Agnico Eagle’s largest gold deposit in terms of mineral resources.  The company owns 100% of the 111,358 ha property.  In February 2017, the Board of Directors approved the construction of the Meliadine project.Underground development and surface construction at Meliadine continued through the second quarter of 2018 and the project remains on schedule and on budget for the commencement of production in the second quarter of 2019.  The estimated capital budget for 2018 is unchanged at $398 million.On July 9, 2018, the first vessel of the sealift shipping season arrived in Rankin Inlet.  The first boat has been unloaded and a second boat is in position to begin its off-loading.  Additional details on the Meliadine project will be provided in the Company’s news release reporting second quarter 2018 results, which is scheduled for release on July 25, 2018.last_img read more

Darko Stanic suspended by Metalurg

Darko Stanichandballhandball transfersRK Metalurg ← Previous Story MESSAGE FOR IHF CONGRESS: Fans support Hungary and Slovakia! Next Story → Brazil: Supergasbras/UNC/Concórdia Ends unbeaten first phase Macedonian vice-champion RK Metalurg have suspended the best player – goalkeeper Darko Stanic (35) due his reaction during match with Dinamo Minsk last weekend, when Serbian goalkeeper refused to replace his team-mate Rade Mijatovic between the posts. Stanic gave also some statements after the match in which he spoke about bad situation in the team and his dissatisfaction of playing in the team from “Autokomanda” hall.Stanic wanted to leave Metalurg last summer in direction “Kale” hall, where playing the biggest rival RK Vardar, who also compete at EHF Champions League, but as he has two years more of vaild contract transfer fee was 800.000 EUR! read more

John Banville to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Irish Book Awards

first_imgAUTHOR JOHN BANVILLE is to be presented with a lifetime achievement award at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards later this month.The  Booker Prize winner will join the ranks of Maeve Binchy, John McGahern, Edna O’Brien and Seamus Heaney who have all previously been presented with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award.The 67-year-old writer has had a book published almost every three years since his first collection of short stories was published when he was 25. Most recently he has published five books under the pen name Benjamin Black. He won the Man Booker Prize in 2005 for The Sea, sixteen years after he was first nominated for the prestigious prize.“Ireland’s international reputation in contemporary literary fiction owes perhaps more to John Banville than to any other writer and we are indebted to him for it,” said Bert Wright, the administrator of the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards.He praised the mixture of “high seriousness” and “wry Irish playfulness” in Banville’s works, noting that he is “constantly trying to write a perfect sentence”.“His insatiable curiosity and wonderment at the human condition animates his work at all times, boh in the Banville novels and in the more recent Benjamin Black genre novels,” said Wright. “What’s more, and particularly enduring to booksellers, his books sell”.The awards celebrate the best Irish books published in the last year. The public can vast their vote on the shortlists on the awards website until 21 November 2013.Winners at last year’s awards included Edna O’Brien, Mary O’Rourke, Maeve Binchy, Donal Ryan, Eoin Colfer, John Banville and Tana French.Read: John Banville wins Austrian literature prize > Pictures: Winners of the Irish Book Awards 2012 >last_img read more

Retail turnover rises 03 per cent in January 2012

first_imgThe latest ABS Retail Trade figures show that Australian retail turnover rose 0.3 per cent in January 2012, seasonally adjusted, following a fall of 0.1per cent in December 2011. The rise was driven by cafes, restaurants and catering services (6.6 per cent) which is a subgroup of cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (4.3 per cent). Across the remaining industry groups, turnover rose in other retailing by 0.2 per cent and clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing by 0.1 per cent and fell in household goods retailing (-1.8per cent) and department stores (-0.2 per cent). Food retailing remained unchanged. The state which was the largest contributor to the rise was Queensland – increase by 1.7 per cent-, followed by Western Australia (1.0 per cent), the Northern Territory (3.5 per cent), the Australian Capital Territory (2.1 per cent) and Tasmania (0.1 per cent). These rises were offset by falls in New South Wales (-0.5per cent), Victoria (-0.4 per cent) and South Australia (-0.3 per cent). In trend terms, turnover rose 0.1 per cent in January 2012. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Une contraception gratuite pour les mineurs

first_imgUne contraception gratuite pour les mineurs ?La question de rendre la contraception gratuite pour les personnes mineures fait débat au gouvernement. Un rapport publié jeudi propose cette solution pour prévenir les grossesses précoces.Soutenu par la secrétaire d’Etat à la Jeunesse, Jeannette Bougrab, un rapport, cosigné par le gynécologue Israël Nisand et publié aujourd’hui, propose à la Sécurité sociale et aux laboratoires pharmaceutiques de permettre un accès gratuit à la contraception pour les jeunes mineurs. En effet, l’enquête fait état de la mauvaise accessibilité à la contraception à laquelle dont face les adolescentes. “Aujourd’hui, on est dans cette situation paradoxale où la contraception d’urgence (la “pilule du lendemain”, ndlr) est gratuite et anonyme, mais pas la contraception régulière”, a déploré Mme Bougrab, interrogée par l’AFP.Seuls les centres de planification, les plannings familiaux, garantissent la gratuité de la contraception et l’anonymat. Mais ces centres ne sont pas présents partout en France et leurs horaires ne sont pas forcément adaptés aux lycéens. Au vu d’un tel constat, le rapport propose donc un “forfait contraception pour mineures auquel les laboratoires (…) pourraient adhérer”, qui serait remboursé “directement aux pharmaciens”, à un prix de 7 euros mensuels. La feuille de soin serait alors anonyme. Selon Jeanette Bougrab, “certains laboratoires” auraient déjà manifesté leur intérêt. Toutefois, le ministère de la Santé estime qu’il “n’est pas nécessaire de passer par la loi”, a expliqué à l’AFP l’entourage de la secrétaire d’Etat Nora Berra. Elle a “déjà donné instruction aux Agences régionales de santé pour renforcer le rôle du Planning familial” et des centres de planification, à même de répondre aux éventuelles difficultés des mineurs, selon la même source.Un nombre d’avortements en augmentation À lire aussiToxoplasmose : symptômes, traitement, grossesse, quels sont les risques ?Cette mesure vise évidemment à lutter les grossesses non prévues et les avortements chez les jeunes filles qui s’avèrent de plus en plus nombreux chaque année. Ainsi, selon le rapport, près de 12.000 avortements ont été pratiqués en 2009 sur des mineures contre 8.700 en 1990. Cependant, la chercheuse Nathalie Bajos de l’Inserm tient à nuancer quelque peu les choses : “ces chiffres en eux-mêmes n’ont pas grand sens. Ce qu’il faut regarder, ce sont les taux d’IVG car tout dépend du nombre de femmes concernées”. On comptait 10,4 avortements pour 1.000 jeunes de 15 à 17 ans en 2009, contre 11,2 en 2006 et 9 en 2001.En outre, elle soulève une autre question : “est-ce qu’une hausse traduit une plus grande prise de risque, ou simplement un recours plus fréquent à l’avortement en cas de grossesse non prévue ?”. Le 17 février 2012 à 10:16 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

AJ Styles becomes new United States Champion at MSG live event

first_img 21 COMMENTS July 8, 2017 at 11:44 am Now Playing Up Next John Oliver Takes On The WWE Since it is sort of going to eff up a televised storyline. It will be interesting to see whether or not they choose to acknowledge it on tv on Tuesday or if he drops it at another house show before then. July 9, 2017 at 5:30 am Wrestling Gawd Cameron Huff Now Playing Up Next True. I mean ex TNA talent will always be somewhat punished but Vince. I mean AJ had the title run last year, BUT, when it comes to the biggest show of the year, he’s demoted to facing Shane .ing McMahon. Really ridiculous! It’s not about in ring ability as much about longevity. I remember reading an article on BleacherReport at the height of controversy that said Reigns should have won the 2015 Rumble over Daniel Bryan because Bryan was 34 and the general tone was that his career was winding down. (This was before we thought he was retiring or going to be out again)But if that’s what analysts think about 34 year olds in their prime, then I wonder what they must think of AJ Styles’ longevity. Thomas Costello July 8, 2017 at 7:49 am July 8, 2017 at 2:45 pm July 9, 2017 at 5:40 pm TheCyberZon July 14, 2017 at 9:29 am July 8, 2017 at 2:56 am Nikki Bella July 9, 2017 at 5:37 pm Now Playing Up Next Al79 It’s official. AJ Styles has won the United States Championship at Madison Square Garden. pic.twitter.com/nAB14giAzi— Zack (@TheZackLethal) July 8, 2017 WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Zach Steven Whitlow EXACTLY Kevin Murphy Ronda Rousey WhatsApp “Retards who think they’re smart because they read wrestling rumors, and in this case are so misguided that they need to vent what Styles should think and feel, on the internet are just that. Retards” July 7, 2017 at 10:41 pm A few years is not the future. John Cena was the future of WWE and he went for over ten years as the top guy. Roman Reigns is now being marketed as the top guy and he also has over 10 years of his career ahead of him (as do Rollins, Ambrose, Wyatt, Braun, Zayn, Owens). The “future” is long-term, AJ will only be around for another two or three years, sadly. Richard Sheaffer July 7, 2017 at 11:50 pm July 8, 2017 at 2:49 pm J™ Hmmm…. then what about Battleground? July 9, 2017 at 3:41 am WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Right! Exactly what I said about that whole thing. Shane F*cking McMahon! For someone of AJ’s caliber?? Then be forced to make that gray-haired, nepotistic old bastard look good on top of that? F*cking ridiculous!! Bad enough they injected that undeserving @sshole into the Undertaker’s streak but making AJ, one of the world’s best workers, lower himself to wrestle him at WrestleMania? REALLY f*cking ridiculous! I’m sure Styles is thrilled to add another title to his resume regardless of whether it was televised or not. Being at MSG is the icing on the cake for him. July 8, 2017 at 1:51 am Videos Articles Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-DownVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Al79 HBK had a pretty good last few years over the age of 40. Phenomenal doesnt always mean long. It just means we are still going to see him get better, much like HBK. He is going to retire with a lot left in the tank, like HBK did and it did him wonders A smiling spit in the face to AJ if you ask me. Having him win the title at an untelevised house show doesn’t show that much respect for Styles even if it was at MSG. A surprising title change went down on Friday night when AJ Styles defeated Kevin Owens to become the new WWE United States Champion.It all went down at a Smackdown live event in New York City at Madison Square Garden. News of the title change immediately showed up on Twitter as you can see below.We will have a full report from the MSG live event soon.OMG AJ STYLES DEFEATS KEVIN FOR UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP!!! #WWEMSG IS GOING CRAZY!!!!! pic.twitter.com/KHgucpoWwM— Miss WWE is Life (@Ladiie_Nikki) July 8, 2017 Do you know how much Zack Ryder or Dolph Ziggler would give for a one on one match at Wrestlemania? It wasn’t a punishment, just a stupid decision because Shane wanted another match. It definitely wasn’t a punishment – he would have had a great payday. Richard Sheaffer I hate when people say AJ has a phenomenal future. He’s 40 years old. His career is winding down and only has a few years left. Comments are closed. July 8, 2017 at 9:42 am What a day it’s been for pro wrestling. Dixie Carter is in WWE,Austin Aries has left the WWE and AJ Styles is the U.S. Champion. TheCyberZon Twitter What a weekend it has/will be for TNA alumni when u add in Samoa Joe in the Main Event of a PPV for the Universal title. July 8, 2017 at 8:30 am July 14, 2017 at 9:26 am July 8, 2017 at 7:48 am Kevin Murphy Very true. WWE needed to make him an offer back in 2010, not now. He can still do about 90% of what he could then, but your right, all these former TNA guys are almost 40 or over 40. Zach Steven Whitlow Now Playing Up Next WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down I love how the IWC will constantly find things to piss and moan about. Instead of relishing in the fact WWE has given AJ Styles another title reign, they are more concerned over it happening at a house show. Newsflash people: WWE runs several house shows throughout the year so they have to continually build interest in them. How do you do that? Throw in a random title change because it shows anything can happen at house shows. If anything, it is another way WWE is showing trust and faith in the Phenomenal One. But of course that requires rational thinking and some people…. AJ Styles Denies Report That He Has Re-Signed With WWE Roy Nemer RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Makes me glad I cancelled my network subscription in May. Giving away title changes on house shows sounds like a throwback to the early 90’s WWF. King Sonny Drew Mcintyre July 9, 2017 at 1:33 am Moonsaves Videos Articles Google+ So? A few years is still the future? Is it not? A lot can be done in a few years. Pinterest Richard Sheaffer Was Vince McMahon Reluctant To Let AJ Styles Join WWE? Al79 U-Dog July 8, 2017 at 12:17 pm Kevin Murphy July 14, 2017 at 9:22 am Kevin Murphy Have you ever thought the reason they’ve been letting people like AJ.. Samoa Joe.. is to get attention for house shows? Like hey, you never know what’s going to happen. Show up! And it was Madison Square Garden. A place WWE has a rich history with. It’s only fitting that AJ, who clearly has a phenomenal future with WWE to win a title at one of the greatest arenas! And I’m sure we will see the match. We saw Joes match. We will see this one. HBK sure did. But he’d been performing in WWE for a long time. AJ Styles still feels like he’s only just arrived in WWE despite being 38 on his debut. As a family man who’s already had almost twenty years of a career behind him with no break, I don’t see him wrestling full time at 44 years old like Shawn did. He has two or three years left. That’s a lot of career WWE need to give Styles in just a few years for him to be Hall of Fame material. Like you, I’m hoping they make the best of his few years. Facebook Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next July 8, 2017 at 2:13 amlast_img read more

Ceballos on Madrids youth system and unpredictability

first_imgDani Ceballos has credited the effort of new boss Santiago Solari for making line-ups less predictable with the addition of younger playersCeballos, 22, has already started six La Liga games this season – two more than the entirety of last season alongside other youth graduates“This year is different, in fact, it is maybe a little unusual,” Ceballos told reporters after the game on Saturday, as cited by Football Espana.“There are a lot of younger players who are pressing to be played in the first team and that is making our line-ups less predictable and keeping players on their toes.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Before this was not the case but now we have a lot of younger players who are being called into the side, I think it is good.“I am really happy for (Marcos) Llorente, for Fede (Valverde) and for myself, because this is what we all need and it gives us motivation.“It also should improve the players who are more established and gives us a better dynamic.”last_img read more

Guarding Against Prescription Errors

first_imgGlenn EllisMedication errors are one of the most common medical errors. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 1.3 million people are injured annually in the United States following so-called “medication errors.” The only way you can make informed decisions and use medicines safely is to know what information is important to obtain from health professionals, how to incorporate the medicine into your daily lifestyle, how to manage side effects, when to seek medical help and how to keep track of important information for the doctor and pharmacist.  Ask your doctor why you need the medicine being prescribed and how it is going to help you. Discuss any concerns you have about taking the medicine so that you have all the information you need to decide whether you want to take it. If you do not want to take the medicine, discuss this with your doctor so that a treatment more acceptable to you can be prescribed. The average person forgets 50 percent of what the doctor tells them by the time they arrive at the pharmacy. So ask the pharmacist to go over all the instructions again. Be sure you know how to administer the medicine correctly. Some medicines, such as inhalers that treat asthma, require complicated steps. Your doctor and pharmacist can show you the steps to follow when using an inhaler so that the medicine will reach your lungs and not get sprayed on the back of your throat where it will not work. You may want to ask the pharmacist to let you practice using the inhaler in the pharmacy. A prescription label that states “Take 1 tablet 3 times a day” does not give you enough information. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to help you determine the best times to take the medication so you can easily work the dosage schedule into your daily activities, meal times and work. You will find it easier to remember to take your medicine if it fits in with your normal lifestyle.  Try not to adjust your medicine or skip doses without discussing this first with your doctor or pharmacist. Some medicines can cause very serious side effects if they are stopped suddenly. Many prescription medicines can interact with other meds as well as with over-the-counter products and herbal remedies. Your doctor and pharmacist should review all of your medicines at each visit and make sure that you are not taking any prescription medicines that can adversely interact. If you think you are having a side effect and don’t know what to do, call your doctor or pharmacist. You also need to tell them if you have done anything to try to treat it –  such as skipping a dose, stopping the medicine, or taking an over-the-counter or herbal remedy. Some people find it helpful to keep a “medicine diary” they can take with them to their next doctor and pharmacy visit. This diary can help you remember important information to tell your doctor so the doctor can decide if you really had a side effect or if the symptom may have been caused by something else. Your diary can also help remind you of important questions you want to ask.  Some medicines must be stored away from heat, light or moisture in order to keep their strength. Transdermal patches should not be thrown away where children can find them and put them on like Band-Aids. If you are traveling in a car during hot weather, don’t store your medicines in the glove compartment; the heat can destroy the medicine and it may not work. Select your pharmacist with the same care that you select your doctor. Be sure at each pharmacy visit to tell the pharmacist if you have had any problems with any of your medicines. Your pharmacist can often provide helpful advice. You should expect to receive written information from the pharmacy that you can take home. Keep this information in a place where you can find it if you need it. However, the written instructions should never  take the place of personal counseling. You need your questions answered so you can manage your medicines safely. Find out how many days in advance you should order your refills. Ask your pharmacist to develop a program to help remind you to get your refills. If you are having trouble remembering to take your medicine, it is important to let your doctor know. Otherwise, your doctor may think that the medicine is not working and may prescribe another medicine that is less effective or has more side effects. All that really may be needed is a more convenient dosage schedule for you. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Asking questions if you have any suspicions at all is a free and easy way to ensure that you don’t become the victim of a medication error. Remember, I’m not a doctor. I just sound like one. DISCLAIMER: The information included in this column is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan.) Glenn Ellis, is a regular media contributor on Health Equity and Medical Ethics. He is the author of Which Doctor?, and Information is the Best Medicine. Listen to him every Saturday at 9 a.m. (EST) on  www.900amwurd.com, and Sundays at 8:30 a.m. (EST) on www.wdasfm.com. For more good health information, visit: glennellis.comlast_img read more

Blacks in Wax Museum Expands and Fights for Community

first_imgWax figures of Black soldiers. (Courtesy photo)When you hear the phrase ‘wax figurines’, your mind probably jumps to either Madame Tussauds or The Great Blacks In Wax Museum right here in Baltimore. If you were born and raised here, chances are you have already been to it as a child. There’s also a chance that you too have probably been frightened to near tears by the jarring realness of the slave ship exhibit. Its okay if you have, because of the three times I’ve visited, I’ve only had to leave once due to uncontrollable tears.The owner and co-founder, Joanne Martin, is used to that. She actually expects and doesn’t treat it as some weird uncomfortable thing. “When I have young people that come in and cry because of the slave ship, I’m not as upset as a parent might be,” she says. “That, for me, is part of what I want to happen. It means that we have some empathy and we won’t be so quick to kill one of our own”.Recently, our city’s beloved museum has announced plans for a massive renovation and expansion. The expansion will take over the entire 1600 block of North Ave, stretching between Broadway and Bond Street with plans for a garden, a theater and educational programs.In an exclusive interview with The Afro, we caught up with Martin for more details about this piece of Baltimore history.The idea of expansion for Blacks in Wax was always in the works for Martin and her late husband, Dr. Elmer Martin, but did not officially get underway until his passing in 2001.“One day, I found myself on a ship on the Nile river dealing with his sudden death. I made a vow to God and him that I would spend my life carrying out his dream,” she said. “When you walk around the museum, it’s like walking around the head of Elmer.”Wax figure of Bessie Coleman. (Courtesy photo)“My husband always said that we had to be a museum with a message, not just black figures standing around. They had to be a part of a bigger story,” she said.Martin hopes that the expansion will not only fulfill her husband’s wishes, but bring some much needed tourism to the economically deprived area.“I don’t think that we should think our neighborhoods aren’t worthwhile and that you have to leave them to find something good,” she said. “My husband and I wanted to show that tourism can thrive in that area. Visitors come from all over to this fragile community for the Blacks in Wax.”So far, the expansion boasts ideas for a sculpture garden, an improvement upon their standing educational programs and even a small marketplace for budding entrepreneurs.The rear of the museum will house a beautiful entryway as well as a cultural and community hub for guests to experience.“The rear of the museum will be a major entrance, so that area will be a garden space. Phase 1 of the idea of a sculpture garden is planting trees native to the city.”The massive plans are an effort to shine a positive light back onto the city and help educate the youth.“We are making it the education institution that it should be and expanding on programs that we have for children,” she said. “We are talking to other venues in Baltimore and showing them how to become a curator, designing your own studio and etc.”“There will be film screenings and panel discussions afterwards,” she said. “We’re having a place for art exhibition, places to sell fashion designs and [building] economic opportunity”.Since the opening of the museum in 1983, its main mission has always involved what it can do for the community.“We are trying in every way to be a force for change, create job opportunities and have a cultural hub on that block,” she said. “The 1500 block would be an Uhure Village, which is Swahili for ‘let us come together”.It is not only a mission to Martin for the community to come together, but for the city itself to see the combined efforts of everyone to rebuild and take a step back. She feels that the city could ‘do better’ in terms of seeing the extended vision of this expansion.“I’d like to see [Baltimore city government] do better but I think we need to do a better job of helping them to see the vision,” she said. “I feel that maybe we have tried and missed the mark but we will try again.”“We will sit down with them and talk about what this project means in terms of jobs, community building and tourism development.”She feels that after that is done, there is ‘no reason’ that the Blacks in Wax and other museums should not ‘be funded to the level they feel they deserve’. As the museum continues to look to the local and state government for more federal dollars, they also appreciate the efforts of their everyday supporters and donors.“The ways in which we have to come together to build the African American community and get back to that commitment of family is what we will try to do”.last_img read more

Dish Taps ExFuse Media CEO Michael Schwimmer to Lead International Strategy and

first_imgIn 2014, Schwimmer oversaw NuvoTV’s acquisition of Fuse Media from the Madison Square Garden Co. He resigned from Fuse Media last month.“Michael is one of the key architects of what has become the Dish TV and Sling TV international businesses, and everything we are doing today traces directly back to his early work at Dish delivering international content,” Schlichting said in a statement. “His track record of creativity and innovation in our industry will be a tremendous asset for Dish as we seek growth in our international offerings.” Popular on Variety Dish Network has hired Michael Schwimmer, who stepped down as president and CEO of Fuse Media last month, as executive VP of international, business development and strategy.In the role, Schwimmer will be tasked with growing the multicultural businesses of Dish TV and Sling TV, as well as pursuing development and partnership opportunities in the U.S. and internationally for Sling. He will start at Dish in June, reporting to Warren Schlichting, Dish’s executive VP of programming and group president of Sling TV.It’s a return to the company for Schwimmer: He first joined Dish in 1996 as a member of its legal team. He later led the company’s marketing and programming organization and played a key role in launching Dish International and DishLatino.He left Dish in 2005 to become CEO of the SíTV cable network, after shepherding Dish Network’s original investment in the start-up. He oversaw the network’s growth and rebrand to NuvoTV in 2011, and the following year, established a partnership with Jennifer Lopez and her company, Nuyorican Productions.center_img ×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 Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Ohmni Telepresence Robot Lets You Cook Remotely With Mom

first_img Monitor Your Cat’s Diet in Real Time With Smart Pet FeederPre-Order Your Voice-Activated Heated Jacket Living 3,500 miles from family and friends has its challenges—like keeping in touch despite varying time zones.While a text app or voice calling service is usually enough to stay connected, my niece and nephew are still too young to operate a digital keyboard or carry on a phone conversation.They’re also too young to sit still for more than two minutes, turning a video chat into a game of computerized cat and mouse. But a Silicon Valley robotics startup has a solution: Ohmni.The home robot—”a fresh approach to telepresence,” according to manufacturer OhmniLabs—makes it easy for folks to share experiences—cooking, watching movies, playing games—across any distance.I’ll have what she’s having (OhmniLabs)I can easily imagine my brother and sister-in-law unfolding and powering up Ohmni, letting me virtually follow the kids from room to room as they show off their latest stuffed animals, dance moves, and toys.Call with one click from any Mac, PC, or Android device using the Chrome browser; remotely control Ohmni with your keyboard, trackpad, or touchscreen.“Families today are often spread out across countries and continents, making it a challenge to stay in touch. We created a robot that people can use every day to not only communicate but experience life together,” OhmniLabs CEO Thuc Vu said in a statement. “The possibilities are endless. I use Ohmni with my grandma in Vietnam, and it’s amazing how natural our interaction is.”That’s ‘quixotry’ for 365 points (OhmniLabs)Standing at “human height,” the robot employs proprietary MotionMap technology that allows for floor-to-ceiling movement, from subtle screen tilts mimicking the nod of a head to a full-body scan of a new outfit.Whisper-silent brushless motors, meanwhile, promise a smooth, quiet ride, “so you can hang out for a long time without bugging anyone,” lead engineer Mark Edstrom said. Because that’s just what every family wants: a digital face lurking in the shadows while they sleep.If that’s your thing, the Ohmni Robot is available now to pre-order in white or black for $1,399—$500 off the expected retail price. Jazz it up with a bamboo base cover and emotive LEDs for an additional $160.In less than two days, the skinny cyborg raised more than 70 percent of the Indiegogo fixed goal; OhmniLabs has a month left to collect at least $100,000. Stay on targetlast_img read more