Compilation gives new life to old Native North American recordings

first_imgAPTN National NewsLargely unheard and undocumented, the recordings of the Native American Aboriginal community have finally found their place in music history.Native North America Volume One is a first of its kind compilation that is being celebrated globally.APTN’s Dennis Ward reports.last_img

Marry out get out But what about voting in Kahnawake

first_img [ (From L-R, Waneek Horn-Miller, Christopher Fragnito and his mother Brenda Dearhouse-Fragnito head to the polls in Kahnawake. But will they be allowed to vote?)Tom Fennario APTN National NewsKahnawake Mohawk Territory — Brenda Dearhouse-Fragnito has been a part of Quebec Native Women Association for over 30 years, she co-founded the Kahnawake Cancer Support Group 24 years ago and according to the federal government, she’s a status Indian, a Mohawk woman of Kahnawake.But this morning when she showed up to vote in Saturday’s election of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK), she wasn’t allowed to cast a ballot.“I knew this was going to happen, I knew they weren’t going to let me vote,” said Dearhouse-Fragnito.She isn’t on the voting registry because of Kahnawake’s controversial membership code, which states that members give up certain rights when they marry a non-Mohawk or Indigenous person.“I was married in 1968, and in that particular time I found out that I would not be allowed to vote, she said. “That I would not be allowed to be buried in Kahnawake, I would not have any rights.”Along with a dozen supporters, Deerhouse-Fragnito decided to attempt voting as an act of defiance, knowing full well she wouldn’t be allowed.She wasn’t the only one turned away.“I’ve lived in this community (Kahnawake) for the majority of my life,” said Adriano Garisto, 27. “I’m a status Indian, a Mohawk woman, I should be allowed to vote.”Waneek Horn-Miller had voted in a previous election, but showed up not knowing if she’d be turned away because she lives with a non-Indigenous man who is the father of her children.“It’s very ambiguous the code, you know if you marry out, get out,” said Horn-Miller. “If you’re even living common law somewhere with somebody you get taken off the band list… like I had no clue, I was totally prepared to walk in there and not be on the band list”Chief Lloyd Phillips is one of four candidates running for Grand Chief.He said that the community can’t be influenced by outside influences.“Really what it comes down to is the thinking that if somebody is with a non-native that they’re influenced by other factors other than being a Mohawk of Kahnawake that could impact upon the way you vote,” Phillips told APTN. “The way you participate in community, so that was the root of the thinking, going back to the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s.”Christopher Fragnito is Brenda’s son. He brought the group of a dozen voters together so that people who were at odds with the membership code would feel safe to at least try to vote…and to make what to him is a very important statement.“Every status Mohawk of Kahnawake according to Indian Affairs is on a (membership) roll at MCK. And everyone of those people, Kahnawake gets funded for.”Fragnito and other community members say that federal funding for Kahnawake is based off the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) list, and therefore they should be allowed to vote.They point to how AANDC lists over 10 thousand Kahnawake Mohawks as members, whereas Kahnawake’s voter registry has 5,254 eligible voters.See AANDC list here:The MCK readily admits that there is a discrepancy between the AANDC and Kahnawake registries, but says it’s what the people want.“Voting issues and electoral law has always been guided by the will of the community, it has nothing to do with funding and/or money” said incumbent Grand Chief Michael Delisle.Joe Norton is another candidate for Grand Chief, he’s attempting a political comeback after serving as a Grand Chief of Kahnawake from 1980-2004.He points out that more federal funding isn’t tied to a population count like it used to be.“There is no longer anymore validity to that. Now it’s just generally across the board whatever (funds) you can negotiate program by program.”Christopher Fragnito said that by not allowing his mother Brenda to vote, the MCK is violating her human rights, which custom election codes are required to follow by Canadian law.“This election is illegal,” said Fragnito “All (MCK) elections have been illegal, because we’re not allowed to take part.”For her part, Brenda Dearhouse-Fragnito said she has been trying to get reinstated on the Kahnawake registry.“They sent me a letter that said until such time as they reach my file I’m off the list. And it’s been 47 years and they haven’t reached my file yet.”As the conversation continues, the soft spoken Fragnito-Dearhouse’s eyes narrow, her voice gets a little louder.“I think that we should have every right, every single right every single one of us who are born Mohawk, it doesn’t matter who you marry or who you live with, we are who we are,” she said, pausing to catch her breath. “I know who I am,” she concludes. “I know who I am” read more

Rabat Hosts a Seminar on the Challenge of Mutual Recognition in

Rabat – The Center for Research and Training in Interfaith Relations will be inaugurated with a launch event tomorrow at its headquarters in Rabat. Launched under the auspices of the Mohamedian League of Religious Scholars (al Rabita al Mohammadiyya lil ‘Ulama’), the Center will seek to outline their approach in building partnerships across belief systems, nationalities, ethnicities, age groups, and genders through research, training, and various other activities.Canadian Ambassador Nathalie Dubé and Ambassador to the European Union Rupert Joy will be speaking alongside representatives from both organizations. Under the theme “The Challenge of Mutual Recognition in Interfaith Relations,” they will work to promote a new perspective on interfaith engagement in Morocco and begin to create key partnerships, both locally and internationally.Highlighting the importance of open dialogue, expert panels with representatives from varying religious and academic institutions will be discussing the important aspects of cultivating mutual recognition among people of different beliefs.Spokespersons from Morocco’s Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities will be participating on those panels, alongside professors from multiple universities including the International University Rabat, as well as various international organizations from Search for Common Ground to Darb Maryam.It is the aim of the Center that these discussions will be a catalyst for a continued meaningful debate on interfaith issues facing a growing global community of differing beliefs. read more

CONMEBOL changes Copa America arenas in Sao Paulo

SAO PAULO — The Arena Corinthians where the 2014 World Cup opened in Brazil has replaced another Sao Paulo stadium Allianz Parque for the Copa America next year.CONMEBOL said on Friday the decision was for commercial reasons involving the 55,000-seat Allianz Parque.Brazil’s biggest city will still have two stadia in the Copa America, the other being Sao Paulo FC’s Morumbi Stadium.The capacity of Arena Corinthians is 49,000. Four years ago for the World Cup, two bleachers were installed behind the goals so it could host more than 63,000 spectators.The other host cities include Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, Belo Horizonte, and Salvador.The Copa America is from June 14 to July 7.___More AP soccer: and Associated Press read more

Girlguides shun learning about the history of the movement in favour of

The top three badges for Brownies, who are age 7-10, were baking (12,518), performing (8,429) and mindfulness (5,893). Meanwhile the most popular badges for Rainbow members, who are age 5-7, were: Animal lover (7,188), drawing (7,083) and family tree (6,885).  They promise to do their best, to serve the Queen and to keep the Brownie Guide Law.What they are less known for, however, is their ability to create delicious mocktails, amass thousands of followers to their vlogging channels and create natural remedies.Last year Girlguiding updated its iconic badges and activities in favour of more progressive badges which “reflect the world that girls live in today”.Now, new data from the first year of the new programme of badges has revealed the line-up of top-rated activities completed by young women and girls in the UK – and it appears that the skill of perfecting the ultimate mocktail is valued far more than the history of the Girlguiding movement. The data, provided to The Telegraph, reveals that the most popular badge for Guides, who are age 10-14, is mixology (with 6,628 badges completed in the past year), in which girls use fruit, juice, herbs and spices to create mocktails and learn about creativity and style in drinks as well as flavour, In contrast, just 823 girls took up the opportunity to receive the ‘Guiding history’ badge.The next most popular badges for guides were ‘confectionery’ (2,053), for which girls make sweets which express their identities and are inspired by their culture, and ‘backwoods cooking’ (1,753), which gives girls a chance to try different methods of cooking and learn survival skills. Girlguiding Advocate Isla, 19, added: “I really love the new programme. The new badges are so relevant to modern girls’ lives, such as the Voting badge. It helps girls become more engaged with politics, which is so important for our futures.“It’s great to see Girlguiding progress while maintaining its values. I love seeing how the girls-only space empowers our members. It gives us a unique environment to grow in confidence and make friends that will stay with us for life.” Brownies show off their new badgesCredit:Girlguides/Girlguides More than 122,000 of the 72 new Girlguiding badges have been awarded over the past year.Responding to the figures which reveal that thousands more young girls favour mocktail making over learning about the movement’s history, Kat Lee, Head of youth programmes at Girlguiding, said: “The new badges and activities were shaped by over 50,000 girls, so there’s something for every girl. “As well as learning about Guiding history in group activities, over 800 girls have already chosen to work towards the badge in their spare time, which shows they’re keen to learn about our roots. Girls have always had the chance to find out about traditions and we’re happy to see so many embracing the entirely new badges. “Mixology gives girls the chance to experiment creatively and we’re thrilled – but not surprised – that it’s been so popular in the first year.” Brownies show off their new badges Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Gone are the outdated badges such as ‘hostess and home skills’, as thousands of girls are now instead opting for the likes of digital design, entrepreneur, zero waste, construction and human rights. Girls of all ages choose which badges they wish to complete, then work towards them at home. The old badges stopped being sold this week and from September, only the new badges will be on offer.The new programme of activities is divided into interest badges, skills builders, group activities and awards, all developed around six themes: Skills for my Future, Have Adventures, Be Well, Know Myself, Express Myself and Take Action.Support from partners including Google, who co-created the Digital Design badge, and easyJet, who sponsored the Aviation badge, have also helped girls learn new skills.Girlguiding, which is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK, runs activities and offers opportunities to all girls aged 5-18. There are currently almost half-a-million members and more than 100,000 Girlguiding volunteers across the UK. Brownie Olivia, eight, said: “I like doing badges because I get to learn different skills and try new things. My favourite was the Inventing badge because I got to turn my drawing into a model. This inspired me to be more creative and has given me more confidence in my building skills.“I have learnt from doing the badges that I can have an impact on our environment by making petitions that everyone can sign. We can all make changes.” read more

Cementation Canada and Missanabie Cree First Nation sign partnership agreement

first_imgCementation Canada and the Missanabie Cree First Nation community have signed a partnership agreement at the Mining Expo in Timmins, Ontario announcing Missanabie Cementation Inc.“We are excited about our latest partnership with Cementation and combined we feel the groups can bring value to future mining projects here in northern Ontario throughout the traditional territory of the Missanabie Cree First Nation” says Chief Jason Gauthier, Missanabie Cree First Nation. Missanabie Cementation Inc is a majority First Nations owned partnership focused on underground mine development opportunities in northern Ontario.“We feel this partnership between Cementation and the Missanabie Cree First Nation will be a strong first step towards capacity building including training and employment opportunities for the citizens of the Missanabie Cree First Nation resulting from the local mining resource industry. We anticipate future mine development in the area and the business opportunities this can bring to the partnership” says Eric Kohtakangas, Executive Vice President, Cementation Canada.The Missanabie Cree region is located in northern Ontario west of Chapleau and north of Wawa, Ontario.last_img read more

Servaas decided Rastko Stojkovic to leave Kielce

Bertus Servaashandball transfersRastko StojkovicVive Targi Kielce ← Previous Story Draw for European Cups 2013/2014! Next Story → F.C Porto signed two ex-Atletico Madrid players! One of the “pioneer” of the new era of Polish club’s handball, Serbian line-player, Rastko Stojković (32) will leave Vive Targi Kielce after four seasons. It was 2009 when Stojkovic left German Bundesliga and HSG Nordhorn in direction Poland, what was unusual for that period. Just four years later, Vive Targi Kielce is one of the best European teams who signed contract with one of the best line-players, Julen Aguinagalde, which caused problem on the “line”, where Polish champion had four players.Croatian player Zeljko Musa has renewed contract until 2016 just few months ago, so the decision had to be made between Rastko Stojkovic and Piotr Grabarczyk. After talks with both players, club’s owner Bertus Servaas has decided that Serbian player has to leave the team.– Such moments are always difficult, because Rastko done a lot for our club. It was like a business conversation and parting in friendship and respect towards each other. Rastko always behaved like a pro. Unfortunately, this is a profession where you sometimes have to deal with this kind of situation – Bertus Servaas said for official club’s website. read more

Amped Wireless High Power 80211ac router delivers speed but not range

first_imgThe push to upgrade to 802.11 ac has begun, and even though there’s not a ton of devices with these radios built in yet it looks like Amped Wireless is hoping to excite early adopters with a new line of routers and wireless adapters.There’s no functional reason for most people to upgrade to 802.11 ac today, unless you’re an obsessed tech geek. As a rule, if you can count the number of supported devices on one hand, it’s probably not worth it. That said, Apple threw down the gauntlet with their latest Airport Extreme design, so it’s time for everyone else to demonstrate what makes them special in the networking world. Amped Wireless has decided to focus on function rather than form, and in doing so has released a router that packs three big antenna for maximum range.The Amped Wireless High Power 700mW Dual Band AC Wi-Fi router (model: RTA15) is a glossy black wedge with three antennae and a fairly typical design. The back panel is a horizontal line of ports, offering gigabit ethernet ports and USB that will let you put a mass storage device on the network. Each of the three antennae on the back of the device serve a slightly different purpose. You have a dedicated 5GHz antenna on the far left, a 2.4GHz antenna on the far right, and a dual band antenna in the middle.The router contains what Amped calls 2-stage amplifiers designed to extend the maximum range of the router. The expected result is a wireless signal with an output power of up to 700mW at 5dBi. This device is rated to produce slightly slower speeds than the Airport Extreme, at 1167Mb/s instead of 1300Mb/s, but that’s a difference few people can even appreciate with the average home connection.Setup for the Amped Wireless router was very simple, and the step-by-step instructions included with the device would make this easy for users of any skill level to deploy. For our purposes, I tested connecting to and using the router with both a Surface Pro with the Amped Wireless 802.11 ac adapter and the built-in ac radio in the HTC One.Compared to the Apple Airport 2013, there was no noticeable difference in performance when in the same room as the router. The connection speeds were identical, which is to be expected, but sets a good base expectation for the two devices. When moving both devices to the opposite end of the office, with four interior walls and one exterior wall in between the router and the devices, performance dropped off quickly when connected to the Amped Wireless router. There was on average a 15-20mbps drop in speed compared to the Airport Extreme.I took my two mobile devices outside to test the maximum range, as that was supposed to be the Amped Wireless router’s main advantage. When I reached the edge of the Amped Wireless network, both connected devices experienced 35% packet loss while connected. The 802.11 ac network created by the Amped router became unstable beyond that point, but still registered that the device was connected to the network. This maximum range was about 15 feet further than the network created by the Airport Extreme, but at the edge of the network created by Apple’s hardware there were no such network deterioration issues. Amped Wireless had succeeded in being able to cast a slightly wider network, but what you lost in exchange for that range could barely be used for regular browsing. You certainly wouldn’t rely on a device on the fringes of this network for gaming or streaming video .The Amped Wireless router is great for delivering connectivity inside of the average home. If you’re looking to purchase something specifically on the merits of range, however, this is probably not the device for you. At $189.99 the router does come in at $10 cheaper than the Apple equivalent, and as long as you aren’t on the edges of the Amped network there were no discernible differences in using either network device. Unless you live in an all Apple household, the Amped Wireless Dual Band AC Wi-Fi Router would be a great device for future-proofing your home. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY Amped AdaptorAmped AdaptorAmped Adaptor specsAmped Wireless LogoAmped Wireless RouterAmped Wireless VentsAmped Wireless Portslast_img read more

Missing Vancouver man found dead

first_imgThe Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the body found Monday in the Columbia River near Tidewater Cove as Leif Vigeland.Vigeland, 36, of Vancouver disappeared while training for a triathlon. He was last seen Thursday leaving his east Vancouver home on his black Trek road bike. The bicycle was located Saturday at Wintler Park along the Columbia River.Around 5 p.m. Monday, a boater near Tidewater Cove called 911 to report that a body was floating in the river, according to a Vancouver Police Department news release. The Vancouver police and fire departments responded, along with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol.Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp confirmed Tuesday that Vigeland’s body was recovered.Emergency personnel spent more than 2 ½ hours at the scene. Soon after the body was discovered, a thunderstorm passed over Clark County, forcing responders to temporarily halt before the eventual recovery, Vancouver Fire spokesman Joe Spatz said.The medical examiner has not yet released the cause and manner of Vigeland’s death.last_img read more

NOW HIRING 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington Week of November 25 2018

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 14, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”,Thank You To Our Sponsor: WILMINGTON, MA — Below are job listings previously published on Wilmington Apple during the week of November 25, 2018:Full-Time Grinder/Deburrer/Finisher at TecometPart-Time Front Desk at Wilmington Family DentalPart-Time Human Resources Assistance at Heilind ElectronicsPart-Time Seasonal Cashier at TargetPart-Time Seasonal Electronics Team Member at TargetFull-Time Plasterer at L.J. Maccarone PlasteringFull-Time Associate District Manager at NAPA Auto PartsFull-Time Executive Management Trainee at NAPA Auto PartsFull-Time Global Account Executive at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Laborers at Cam’s DemolitionLong-Term Substitute Technology Education/STEM Teacher at Wilmington Middle SchoolFull-Time Certified Electrician at SunrunFull-Time Software/Firmware Engineer at MKS InstrumentsFull-Time Cook at Glendale Senior DiningPart-Time Package Handler at UPSFull-Time Carpet Cleaning at Response Team 1Part-Time Nanny For 1 Wilmington ChildPart-Time Nanny For 2 Wilmington ChildrenFull-Time Manufacturing Technician (Electrical) at RelevanteFull-Time Laborer at Packer Sanitation ServicesFull-Time Manager of Client Services at Serur AgenciesFull-Time Manager of Associate Benefits at Serur AgenciesPart-Time Shift Leader at Dunkin DonutsPart-Time Sensor System Hardware Engineering Intern at Analog DevicesPart-Time Product Engineering Intern at Analog DevicesPart-Time Software Engineer Intern at Analog DevicesPart-Time Medical Engineer Intern at Analog DevicesFull-Time Learning & Development Specialist at Charles River LabsFull-Time Manufacturing Production Supervisor at Charles River LabsFull-Time Warehouse Associate at NAPA Auto PartsFull-Time Customer Service Representative at Security InnovationFull-Time Supply Chain Coordinator at SirtexFull-Time (Temporary) Pest Control Technician at Mosquito Shield of the North ShoreFull-Time Compliance Services Associate at Sovos CompliancePart-Time Rising Stars Summer Intern at Sovos ComplianceFull-Time Financial Controller at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Equipment & Service Sales at Dock & Door Handling ServicesFull-Time New Product Coordinator at Analog DevicesPart-Time Kitchen Exhaustive Service Technician at Cochrane Ventilation Inc.Full-Time Laborer at Super Service TodayFull-Time/Part-Time Line Cooks & Servers at 99 RestaurantFull-Time Engineering Technician at United Tool & Machine Corp.Part-Time Package Handler at UPSPart-Time Package Handler at FedEx WarehouseFull-Time Customer Service Position at Serur AgenciesFull-Time/Part-Time Movers & Drives at Two Men And A TruckFull-Time Automotive Counter Sales Rep at NAPA Auto PartsFull-Time/Part-Time Restaurant Assistant Manager at Panera BreadFull-Time Fleet Technician at Pepsi Co.Full-Time Director, Supply Chain at AmetekFull-Time Warehouse Shipper/Receiver at Parts4HeatingFull-Time National Account Executive at UniFirstFull-Time Service Manager (Refreshment Services) at AramarkPart-Time Tutor for Wilmington FamilyFull-Time Awake Overnight Residential Counselor at VinfenFull-Time Calibration Technician I at TranscatFull-Time Project Estimator at American Technologies, Inc.Part-Time/Full-Time Sales Associate at Nouria EnergyPart-Time Package Handler at UPSFull-Time Customer Service Manager at Parterre Flooring Systems(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email You To Our Sponsor:last_img read more

Ugly Truth Akshay Kumars awkward conversations with women Bhumi Pednekars starry attitude

first_imgBarely a few days after a VIP security staff at the Mumbai airport revealed some shocking details and behaviour patterns of Bollywood celebs on Reddit, another backstage manager of reality shows has revealed some disturbing details.Revealing a surprising detail about Sonchiriya star Bhumi Pednekar, the user revealed anonymously that not only does Bhumi reach the sets late but once she reaches, she expects everyone’s complete attention only on her. What’s worse? The diva doesn’t mind making fun of staff and other spotboys on the sets. Once Pednekar made a spotboy say water over and over again as he couldn’t pronounce it right. Not just that, she also laughed heartily every time he said water. Bhumi also made her co-star listen to the water version and the Reddit user says that the moment was indeed cringe-worthy.Talking about Akshay Kumar, the user had some startling revelations. The Reddit user said that Akshay Kumar melts down in front of girls and goes on to compliment something totally weird about them. The user claims that his statements can be considered cheeky sometimes but few women might have found it inappropriate. The thread also reveals that sometimes his interaction with these women get very awkward, however, more often than not, he is cordial and respectful towards everyone.Talking about Karan Johar, the anonymous user claimed that KJo stays far away from the spotboys and production team. He neither talks to them nor looks into their direction.The user has ranked Shraddha Kapoor and Shah Rukh Khan as the two best-behaved stars. While Ms Kapoor is always courteous and cheerful, Shah Rukh Khan has immense patience and love for his fans. Both Shraddha and Shah Rukh never disappoint their fans or throw any sort of tantrums.last_img read more

Political Roundup Property Tax Reform And Candidates Release Their Tax Returns

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /14:33 Listen From the property tax reform bill passing in the Texas Senate, to numerous presidential candidates releasing their income tax returns, to the coming release of the Mueller report, our experts discuss the latest political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.In the audio above, guest host Ernie Manouse talks it over with Renée Cross of the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston, and Jon Taylor from the University of St. Thomas. X Sharelast_img read more

Baltimores 40th District Delegates Facingoff Against Myriad of Diverse Challengers

first_img(Updated 4/4/2014) With the end of the 2014 session of the General Assembly next week, and as legislators return home to focus more energy on their districts, a hotly-contested battle is shaping up in Maryland’s 40th legislative district in a 10-person race that is pitting veteran incumbents against a long list of motivated challengers. The district is represented by State Sen. Catherine Pugh, Del. Frank Conaway, Del. Barbara A. Robinson, and Del. Shawn Z. Tarrant. According to 2010 Census data, the 40th district remains predominantly African American at almost 70 percent compared to 72 percent in 2000. However, there are more African Americans living in the district – 81,000 in 2010 compared to 80,000 in 2000. Redistricting has resulted in the loss of such neighborhoods as Roland Park, Charles Village, Remington and parts of Hampden, and the addition of other communities such as Carroll Park, Pigtown, Ridgely’s Delight and Camden Crossing. Although Pugh is unopposed, Conaway, Robinson and Tarrant, who are running as a unified ticket, must fend off seven Democratic contenders that include well-known civil rights leader Marvin “Doc” Cheatham and Bill Marker, whose slate is known as the Diversity Team, and community activist and public servant Antonio Hayes, a familiar face in city and state political circles, and who at age 36, is the youngest candidate. Del. Frank Conaway, Jr., who has represented the 40th District since being sworn into office in 2007, perhaps has the strongest name recognition of anyone in the race. He was the top vote getter during the last election in 2010 with 19,028 votes or 37.5 percent of the vote. According to Conaway’s official online biography in the Maryland Manual, he has served on the House Judiciary Committee since being elected to the House of Delegates. But the Conaway family website, which provides biographical details on the public service careers of the well-known Conaway clan – including patriarch Frank Conaway Sr., currently the Clerk of the Circuit Court – inexplicably and incorrectly states that Frank Jr. has “admirably served on the powerful Appropriations Committee.” Del. Barbara A. Robinson, a resident of Bolton Hill, received 15,988 votes during the previous election, making her results the second highest total. Robinson has served as a member of the Appropriations Committee since she was first sworn into office in 2007. She is the author of five books, with a sixth entitled “Bend in the Road” due for release later this year. A small business owner and advocate for small business and under-privileged women who are heads of households, Robinson describes herself as “un-bossed, un-bought, un-intimidated, and unafraid.” She says she isn’t too worried about the upcoming election. “When you do your work and do it well, you don’t have worries. Those who are running against us can only talk about what they will do. I can talk about what I’ve already done.” Del. Shawn Z. Tarrant, a community leader and regional director of a pharmaceutical company was also first elected in 2006. He serves on the Health and Government Operations Committee, and has focused on education, quality health care for low-income people and seniors, and community issues as president of the Ashburton Area Association. He has introduced legislation to stiffen penalties for those who ride dirt bikes and off-road vehicles on public roads giving police across the State the power to stop these drivers and empower courts to revoke the driver’s licenses of violators, and legislation banning the sale of gas to users of unregistered dirt bikes. “Leadership isn’t something you just decide to take up one day,” says Tarrant, “it takes skill, commitment and practice. You can’t learn it by watching, you have to do it.” “Doc” Cheatham’s leadership on civil rights issues includes past president of the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the National Action Network, the Baltimore City Chapter of the NAACP and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He believes strongly that a district’s political representation should mirror the characteristics of the population. According to Cheatham, the district still has among the highest concentrations of unemployed, disproportionate numbers of former felons and substance abusers, and a noticeable segment of Baltimore City’s vacant homes. Cheatham’s vision for the district includes the acquisition of a vocational school that will train district residents, particularly ex-offenders, to rehabilitate boarded up houses and repair aging infrastructure. The change in the district’s neighborhoods is but one of the reasons why he and Bill Marker, who is White and a resident of Pigtown, decided to team up to reflect of the new district. Marker is an attorney at the Maryland Dept. of Assessment and Taxation, and serves as secretary of the Maryland Professional Employees Council, AFT-MD and AFL-CIO. Says Marker, “In a situation where multiple candidates win and anticipate working relationships with one another, it’s important to get together. That’s an important part of being an effective legislator. [Doc] and I are showing through our ticket that we understand that.” Marker currently attends and reports back to Pigtown on meetings of the Economic and Workforce Development Committee of the Local Development Council, which makes recommendations to the Mayor on casino-related community issues. Cheatham believes that the incumbents are vulnerable because they’re running in a new district in which residents are sending the strong message that they’re displeased with their current representation. “The question is to what degree. Why would so many be running if people were satisfied with the status quo.” Hayes is focused on providing more educational choices, safe neighborhoods, and passing legislation that will provide a living wage as opposed to a hike in the minimum wage. He is the chief of staff to the director of the Baltimore City Department of Social Services. In 2006, he lost his bid for a 40th District seat to Tarrant by fewer than 100 votes. He also was legislative aide to former 40th District Del. Salima Siler Marriott and former Baltimore City Mayor Sheila Dixon. Hayes grew up in Penn North and graduated from Frostburg State University. He credits the time he spent working in the community to mobilize against drug activity as an experience that shaped his public service career and his subsequent decision to run for elected office. There are a total of 50,000 registered voters in the 40th District, and by Hayes’s estimates, some 9,000 are newly registered voters. About 70 percent of the new voters are between 18-23 years old, and according to Hayes, they’re looking for “someone younger they can relate to, who is real and down-to-earth.” Hayes says he encounters too many residents who haven’t ever met their representatives in Annapolis. “They’re just happy to finally see somebody and so they just let loose,” he says. As he knocks on doors, “some of them react as if I’m Ed McMahon showing up with a check from Publisher’s Clearinghouse. They’re completely open about sharing their concerns and dissatisfaction.” Others in the race include: * Douglas R. Barry, a real estate broker, Army veteran, and a leader of the Medfield Community Association; * Quianna M. Cooke, a city educator for more than 35 years, elected to the Democratic State Central Committee in 2008, ran for the City Council’s Ninth District seat in 2012, is an active member of the West Baltimore Strategic Alliance (WBSA), and treasurer of Bridgeview Greenlawn Neighborhood Association; * Rob “Bobby” LaPin, a 35-year-old Army veteran, military trainer and consultant, co-founder of the international nonprofit Full of Hope, a former city teacher, and winner of the Reginald F. Lewis Outstanding Teaching Award; and * Perennial candidate Timothy Mercer.last_img read more

Hurricane John absorbs tropical cyclone Ileana in Pacific

first_imgThe National Meteorological Service (SMN) reported that Hurricane John in the Pacific is now a Category 2 with maximum sustained winds of 165 km/h and gusts of 205 km/h.In its most recent report, the meteorological service explained that the cloud bands of Hurricane John have absorbed tropical cyclone Ileana due to the Fujiwhara effect, which occurs when two nearby cyclonic vortices orbit each other and close the distance between the circulations of their corresponding low-pressure areas.The service says that Hurricane John has been located a couple of hundred miles southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, while new Tropical Storm Kristy has been mapped at more than 1,000 miles west-southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula.They say Hurricane John will generate very strong storms in regions of Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima and Michoacán with gusts of up to 60 km/h and waves of two to four meters. As a result, boat ports in Los Cabos have been closed with authorities suspending navigation and all types of water activities in beach areas of the region.Carlos Godínez León, head of Civil Protection, says that they are preventive measures because although the Hurricane John is located about 470 kilometers south of Cabo San Lucas, it is expected to maintain its displacement parallel to the peninsula of Baja California.On Tuesday, Tropical Storm Ileana passed by the state of Guerrero killing four. The storm, which has now joined Hurricane John, has been downgraded to a tropical cyclone.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_img Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems DRX-Evolution December 15, 2009 – Memorial Medical Center of Springfield, Ill., has installed a new digital radiography (DR) system in its emergency department and outpatient imaging center to convert from computer radiography to DR. The hospital’s busy ED sees an average of nearly 180 patients a day and was one of the first to order the new DRX-Evolution platform from Carestream Health Inc. The fully automated DR suite delivers rapid patient throughput with wireless DRX-1 detectors providing the ultimate in positioning flexibility for critically ill or injured patients. “The wireless detector in the wall stand or the table can be removed to easily perform cross table and other difficult images, as well as exams on wheelchair or stretcher patients,” said Marjorie Calvetti, the hospital’s radiology director. “The bottom line is that this fully-featured system delivers a very streamlined workflow for ED and outpatient imaging environments.” DRX-Evolution is designed to track multiple detectors and expedite the capture of exam information. “This platform boosts productivity, while also offering ease of use and reduced data entry for our technologists.” The DRX-Evolution is a new modular digital radiography system that can simplify and speed the capture of even the most challenging views. After selecting a patient from the worklist, an auto-positioning feature equips the system to position itself for the examination. The thin, lightweight DRX-1 detector delivers enhanced patient comfort that is especially important for trauma cases. The wireless detector can be removed from the bucky tray for tabletop views and the system’s wall stand can be positioned by the table for cross-table views. Images are communicated over a secure wireless network and appear on the console in seconds. This system’s modular design can be easily expanded to address changes in radiology workflow and number of exams. It offers a wall stand with six-axis motion and a four-way float elevating table. Healthcare providers can elect to use one, two or three detectors to perform a wide variety of general radiology and trauma exams. The hospital also installed CARESTREAM DRX-1 Systems to convert four general radiology rooms from CR to DR. For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 28, 2019 Springfield Clinic Deploys 17 Carestream Digital X-ray Systems Springfield Clinic implemented 14 Carestream DRX-Evolu read more Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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US regional strategy discussed

first_imgNo related posts. By Mariano Andrade | AFPNEW YORK – Energy, education and freedom of expression in Latin America are “specific challenges” that U.S. President Barack Obama plans on addressing during his second term in the White House, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson said on Tuesday.In a presentation to the New York-based Council of the Americas, Jacobson declined to address the future of Venezuela, although she expressed hope for a quick recovery of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez, who flew to Cuba this week for emergency cancer treatment.“Looking forward, I would like to mention some specific challenges that we face in three areas of our policy of partnership and shared responsibility that are the basis of President Obama’s policy in the Western Hemisphere: energy, education and freedom of expression,” the U.S. official said.Jacobson noted that while 20 or 30 years ago, some of the current Latin American leaders fought for freedom of expression against military dictatorships, now “some populist leaders are closing or censoring independent media, tribunals and other essential elements of democracy,” although she did not mention specific countries.Last October, the Inter-American Press Association issued strong messages to the governments of Argentina, Venezuela and Ecuador, urging them to halt activities that prohibit the freedom of expression, such as new press and judicial laws against journalists.In terms of energy, Jacobson said “an extraordinary opportunity” exists, as Latin America increasingly is a strategic global supplier of energy resources from the region.On education, the State Department official said there is some concern in academic and business circles, because “Latin America has few or no educational institutions among the top global rankings on education.”“We can expand solid economic performance in recent decades if we devote sustained energy to developing education,” she said, adding that the region has never before been as “prosperous and peaceful” as it is today.During the presentation, Jacobson responded to questions about the situation of specific countries in the region, including the failing health of Venezuela’s leader.“I can’t predict the future, and I can’t comment as to what will happen in Venezuela,” she said. “But what I can say is that we always have publicly stated that we wish the president a speedy recovery.”“We have tried and we are going to continue trying to have productive relations with Venezuela,” she added, admitting that, “sometimes it has been very difficult.”Cuba also was mentioned, and Jacobson insisted that the Obama administration constantly “measures” the effect of a long-term economic embargo against the island nation, so that the Cuban people are effected as minimally as possible while they strive for democratic change.“What the president [Obama] decides in terms of certain parts of the embargo is something that is constantly measured and designed to encourage democratic change in Cuba,” she said.Jacobson also noted the “growing concern” by business leaders from the U.S. and elsewhere who operate in Argentina over that country’s restrictions on capital and trade transactions. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Gay marriage bill signed into law in Ireland

first_imgRelated posts:US Supreme Court makes gay marriage legal in all 50 states More than 26 million people have changed their Facebook picture to a rainbow flag Ireland could become first country to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote Kennedy emerges as judicial champion of gay rights DUBLIN, Ireland – Same-sex marriage was signed into law in Ireland on Thursday, five months aftera historic referendum saw the traditionally Catholic nation become the world’s first country to vote for gay unions.In a brief statement, the president’s office said, “The Presidential Commission today signed the ‘Marriage Bill 2015’ into law,” paving the way for the first weddings within a month.Ireland voted 62.1 percent in favor of allowing marriage between two people “without distinction as to their sex” in May, the first time anywhere that gay marriage has been legalized in a referendum.Legal challenges to the result in favor of gay marriage had briefly delayed the legislation from coming into effect.Senator Katherine Zappone, who had long campaigned for her Canadian marriage to her wife to be recognized in Ireland, called it “a defining moment.”“It is a deeply emotional moment for those of us who have campaigned for so long,” Zappone said in a statement. “This victory truly belongs to the nation, it is a moment for us all.” Facebook Commentslast_img read more

New pope opens Holy Week at Vatican on Palm Sunday

first_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Francis celebrated his first Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square, encouraging people to be humble and young at heart and promising to go to a youth jamboree in Brazil in July, while the faithful enthusiastically waved olive branches and braided palm fronds.The square overflowed with a crowd estimated by the Vatican at 250,000 people. Pilgrims, tourists and Romans jostled each other in an eager effort glimpse Francis as they joined the new pope at the start of solemn Holy Week ceremonies, which lead up to Easter, Christianity’s most important day. 4 must play golf courses in Arizona The pope ticked off a litany of evils afflicting the world, including wars, `’economic conflicts that hit the weakest” as well as corruption. In the final stretch of Benedict’s papacy, the Vatican was embarrassed by a leak of documents from the papal apartment, indicating corruption, ambition and rivalries among upper ranks of the Holy See’s management.Francis told an off-the-cuff story from his childhood in Argentina. `’My grandmother used to tell us children, `burial shrouds don’t have’ pockets,” the pope said, in a variation of `’you can’t take it with you.”Since his election on March 13, Francis has put the downtrodden and poor at the center of his mission as pope, keeping with the priorities of his Jesuit tradition.In his homily, Francis said Christian joy `’isn’t born from possessing a lot of things but from having met” Jesus. That same joy should keep people young, he said.“Even at 70, 80, the heart doesn’t age” if one is inspired by Christian joy, said the 76-year-old pontiff.The pontiff said he was joyfully looking forward to welcoming young people to Rio de Janiero for the Catholic Church’s World Youth Day. So far, that is the first foreign trip on the calendar of Francis’ new papacy. `’I’m coming in July,” Francis said in remarks after Mass from the esplanade of the basilica. Keeping with his spontaneous style, the first pope from Latin America broke away several times from the text of his prepared homily to encourage the faithful to lead simple lives and resist the temptation to be sad when life’s obstacles inevitably come their way.`’Don’t let yourselves be robbed of hope! Don’t let yourselves be robbed of hope!” Francis told the crowd, in an apparent reference to the economic difficulties people are grappling with as they try to find adequate work amid a poor job market in much of the world.At the end of the two-hour Mass, Francis took off his red vestments, and wearing his plain white cassock and skull cap, climbed into an open-topped popemobile to circle through the excited crowd. He leaned out to shake hands, kissed and patted the heads of infants passed to him by bodyguards, and often gave children the thumbs-up sign.His security detail seemed to be reluctantly dealing with this get-close-to-the-people pontiff, scrambling around the vehicle to pick up this child or that one. At one point, the chief bodyguard, Domenico Giani, was sent back to the mother of a child he had greeted to convey a message from the pontiff, and the ever-tense Giani broke into a smile after his mission was accomplished. Francis even climbed down from the vehicle, kissed a woman in the crowd and chatted briefly with her, and another man in the crowd leaned over a barrier to squeeze the pontiff on a shoulder _ an unheard of familiarity in the previous pontificate of the reserved Benedict XVI.In keeping with his stress on giving examples of humility, Francis kissed the hand of an elderly woman who had outstretched an arm to him.`’There is no doubt that there will be a new spring for the church, a renewal” with this pope, said Sister Emma, an Argentine nun in the crowd.Palm Sunday recalls Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem but its Gospel also recounts how he was betrayed by one of his apostles and ultimately sentenced to death on a cross.Francis presided over the Mass at an altar sheltered by a white canopy on the steps of St. Peter’s Basilica.Recalling the triumphant welcome into Jerusalem, Francis said Jesus `’awakened so many hopes in the heart, above all among humble, simple, poor, forgotten people, those who don’t matter in the eyes of the world.”Cardinals, many of them among the electors who chose him to be the Roman Catholic church’s first Latin American pope, sat on chairs during the ceremony held under hazy skies on a breezy day. He quoted from Benedict when he told the cardinals that while they are `’princes” of the church, their leader is the crucified Christ, a further admonition against attachment to temporal power. During Mass, at the point when the Gospel recounts the moment of Jesus’ death, many faithful knelt on hard cobblestones paving the square, and Francis knelt on a wooden kneeler.A few young olive trees were inserted in dirt placed around the central obelisk in the square.Holy Week will see at least one break from tradition with this new papacy. Instead of washing priests’ feet in a basilica in a symbolic gesture of humility on Holy Thursday, Francis will wash the feet of young inmates at a juvenile detention center in Rome. Other appointments in public will include the Way of the Cross procession at the Colosseum on Good Friday night. Next Sunday, Francis will celebrate Easter Mass in the square.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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