Saskatchewan Aboriginal Track and Field Championships larger than ever

first_imgAPTN National NewsAthletes travelled from reserves and communities across the province to complete in this year’s Saskatchewan Aboriginal Track and Field Championships.Organizers said the  7th annual event tripled in size with nearly 300 athletes.APTN’s Larissa Burnouf has the story.last_img

Federal Liberals urged to accept Senate change to sex discrimination bill

first_imgThe Canadian PressOTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing increased public pressure from Indigenous women and a feminist alliance to accept a Senate amendment to legislation to end sex discrimination under the Indian Act.Advocates have joined forces with two Aboriginal senators, Lillian Dyck and Sandra Lovelace-Nicholas, in an awareness campaign that kicked off this week urging the Liberal government to change the bill known as S-3.Part of the outreach, supported by the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action, includes the distribution of a letter to women’s organizations, academics and human rights groups to canvass support on the “full and final removal” of sex discrimination in the Indian Act.“We write to you now because the government of Canada is poised to pass Bill S-3, a revision to the Indian Act, which will, one more time, remove discrimination for some but leave the core of the sex discrimination in place,” the letter says.The discrimination has existed since the Indian Act was first introduced in 1876, the letter adds.Sharon McIvor, a plaintiff in a case resulting in a 2009 British Columbia Court of Appeal ruling on status for previously excluded Indigenous women and a signatory of the letter, said the campaign’s goal echoes work she’s done since the 1960s.“The Indian Act has built into it a discriminatory scheme that is very hard on Aboriginal women,” she said. “We have not been able to pass … our status on to our children the same way that the men do.”In June, the Senate unanimously passed a change to Bill S-3 dubbed the “6(1)(a) all the way” amendment _ a change designed to ensure Indian women and their descendants have full Indian status like Indian men do.The House of Commons, however, did not accept the Senate’s change and the government said it required more time to examine its impacts of the amendment. A message was then sent back to the Senate.“The message is essentially asking us to agree with them,” Sen. Dyck said. “I would say the vast majority of senators would say ‘No, we don’t agree with it because you took out the main amendment that we added in.”’Equality for Indigenous women remains on the line in what is clearly a human rights issue, Dyck added.“The prime minister is a feminist,” she said.“He’s gone around telling other countries, ‘Let’s advance women’s issues, let’s give women equality. But if you’re not going to give Indigenous women equality, then there’s something clearly that doesn’t match up with your message to other people. Indigenous women deserve equality as much as any other woman.”In a statement, the office of Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett insisted the federal government is committed to ensuring there is gender equity for all women in Canada.“We will continue to work with First Nations, impacted individuals, experts and parliamentarians to remove all sex discrimination from registration provisions in the Indian Act,” the office said.It also suggested it will be watching the Senate’s next move.“The debate on the current bill has yet to begin in the Senate, therefore, we cannot speculate or comment on how that debate in the Senate will evolve,” it said.Shelagh Day, one of the founders of the feminist alliance, said the Senate was very clear about their position when it passed the amendment last spring.“This is a simple matter of whether women are treated in the Indian Act as men,” she said. “It is 140 years after discriminatory legislation was passed. It is time to end it.”She also said sex-based discrimination in the Indian Act is clearly linked to the murders and disappearances of Indigenous women and girls, now the subject of a national public inquiry.“It is one of the root causes of the violence and has been identified both by the United Nations and by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights as a root cause of the violence,” she said.“The government itself has treated them as though they were not equal human beings and that has made them vulnerable in the broader society and in their own communities.”last_img read more

Shaw Communications execs say growth plans unaffected by Corus dividend cut

first_imgTORONTO – Shaw Communications Inc. reported a third-quarter loss Thursday, after booking a nearly $300-million impairment charge related to its stake in Corus Entertainment Inc., but its senior executives said Shaw’s growth plans and dividends won’t be affected by troubles at Corus.The Calgary-based cable, internet and wireless company, which owns about 38 per cent of Corus equity, said it hasn’t depended on the $90 million a year in dividends it had been receiving from the Toronto-based media company.Corus announced Wednesday that it will reduce its dividends by about 80 per cent for the 2019 financial year starting Sept. 1, and divert the savings to debt reduction.The company also said it was writing down the value of its television assets by $1 billion amid uncertain future earnings due to intense competition for advertising dollars and viewers.The announcements pushed down the Corus share price by about 27 per cent over two days, setting record lows on Wednesday and Thursday. The stock closed at $4.63 on Thursday, down 10 per cent from the previous close.The decline in Shaw stock was less dramatic but the shares were down 98 cents, or about 3.5 per cent, at $26.76 at the close on Thursday — about the mid point of its 52-week price range — after the company announced weaker-than-expected earnings that included a $284-million impairment charge on the Corus assets.Shaw executives declined to comment Thursday on news reports that they may be considering the sale of Corus shares but said the reduction in dividends from Corus won’t affect their communications business.Cash from the sale of Shaw Media to Corus largely funded its purchase of Wind Mobile, now called Freedom Mobile, which is a key component of the company’s strategic growth and investment plans.The Freedom Mobile wireless division added 54,000 postpaid subscribers — ahead of analyst estimates — and ended the quarter with a total of 1.32 million pre-paid and post-paid wireless subscribers as of May 31.Chief executive Brad Shaw said the company is moving ahead with investments in fifth-generation wireless technology — an industry trend that’s expected to enable faster wireless networks capable of powering emerging technologies such as self-driving cars.Shaw said the company looks forward to participating in the consultation process set up by the federal government, which is preparing to auction wireless spectrum for 5G networks in coming years, and said the company has been taking steps to ensure its networks will be ready.“In May, we completed some initial 5G technical trials, and it’s clear that this new technology will transform the industry through faster wireless speeds that will enable future technologies. Both wireline infrastructure and spectrum allocation will play a critical role in 5G deployment.”The company generated $1.3 billion of revenue in the quarter ended May 31, up from $1.22 billion a year earlier, with the growth coming from its wireless, residential internet and business wireline products and services.Shaw’s wireless revenue for the quarter was $237 million, up 54 per cent from a year earlier, due to a combination of equipment sales and service revenue.Revenue from Shaw’s business wireline unit increased six per cent to $141 million.But Shaw’s consumer wireline business — which includes Western Canada’s biggest cable TV network — was down slightly at $923 million, as declines in video and phone services offset a gain in internet.Shaw executives said they weren’t satisfied with wireline sales performance, attributing some softness to price competition from its major rival, which is Telus Corp., and some to seasonal weakness.“Even after considering these factors, we’re not pleased with the overall execution within our wireline business,” Brad Shaw said.Shaw reported a loss of $91 million, or 18 cents per share, for the third quarter ended May 31. That contrasted with a year-earlier profit of $133 million or 27 cents per share and analysts’ expectations for net income of 36 cents per share, according the Thomson Reuters Eikon.Shaw Communications acquired nearly 71.4 million Corus non-voting shares, representing 37 per cent of the Toronto company’s equity, when it sold Shaw Media, but the number had grown to 80.6 million shares or 38 per cent of the total as of May 31 as a result of investing dividends in additional Corus stock.The founding Shaw family controls both companies through class A voting shares but Corus had been completely separate from Shaw Communications from late 1999 until early 2016, when the Shaw Media deal closed.Companies in this story: (TSX:SJR.B, TSX:CJR.B, TSX:T)Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version suggested Shaw would take part in a federal auction of 5G spectrum rather than that it would participate in consultations about the auction.last_img read more

IUSF convener remanded for violating bail conditions

The Colombo Fort Magistrate today ordered the convener of the Inter-University Students’ Federation (IUSF) Lahiru Weerasekara to be remanded till February 9.Lahiru Weerasekara was arrested and remanded for violating a condition imposed when he was granted bail over an earlier case. (Colombo Gazette)

UN agency moves ahead with plan to revive ancient Silk Road for

“Regional cooperation is a key to help meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of reducing poverty and promoting growth and equality,” UN Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in China, Khalid Malik, says of the Silk Road Regional Programme (SRRP).The five participating countries – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and China – held the first SRRP meeting last month in Beijing, focussing on strengthening cooperation in trade, investment and tourism.The ancient Silk Road brought contact between different people for exchanging commodities and ideas, which led to the high living standards for communities along the road. The Silk Road countries should therefore learn from each other now and work together on transport networks, information services, management approach and policy regulations, says UNDP Resident Representative in Uzbekistan, Fikret Akcura.“By strengthening trade and investment ties, the programme will help the Central Asian countries draw economic growth lessons from China which has developed at a very fast pace,” he adds. “We can achieve new miracles by opening tourism and realize the free movement of visitors, goods and services.”UNDP and the UN World Tourism Organization (WTO) will identify up to 10 cities along the route to be awarded the title of “UN Silk Road City” to encourage their commitment and long-term planning to the protection of cultural assets.Mr. Malik calls for increasing trade by abolishing remaining barriers and harmonizing procedures. He notes specifically the organization of the “Silk Road Investment Forum” to attract additional investment to the region through public-private partnerships. The first forum is scheduled to be held in China during the first quarter of 2006.Over time, the SRRP may extend to a broader area beyond the five participating countries, as neighbouring nations such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Republic of Korea, Japan and Mongolia have expressed interest in joining. read more

Ecuador UN agency to feed 5000 families who fled floods

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has made plans with the Ecuadorian Government to provide food for some 5,000 families forced to flee their homes after torrential rains caused renewed flooding along the country’s coast.The WFP-distributed ration packs, which include two bags of rice, one bag of lentils, oil, sugar and tuna, are intended to last a family of five for fifteen days.Following two months of downpours, weekend rains drove thousands of families from their homes in the provinces of Manabí, Los Ríos, El Oro y Guaya into temporary shelters, according to WFP.Up to 25,000 people are facing food and water shortages, with one of the greatest concerns being public health, WPF says, warning that stagnant waters could lead to outbreaks of respiratory disease and tropical disease such as dengue fever.On Monday, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) announced plans for emergency relief focusing on food, drinking water, medicines and sanitation supplies as well as assistance for the repair and reconstruction of homes.UN recovery efforts are led by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), while OCHA has channelled $80,000 to the relief effort.The current flooding in Ecuador is hitting areas that already suffered from floods in 2005, and the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology expects heavy rains to continue until April. read more

Top twelve NGSA Linden students get 25M to assist with transportation

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon poses with the top twelve NGSA students of Region Ten after they received their chequesMinister of State, Joseph Harmon on Thursday presented Region Ten’s top twelve National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) students with cheques totalling $2.5M, to assist with transportation costs to attend Secondary Schools in Georgetown.According to a DPI release, the bursaries were donated by several of his acquaintances who made pledges at a community meeting held last July in Linden.BK International’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Brian Tiwarie, through Member of Parliament, Jermaine Figueira also donated $1.5M to the students.At the presentation ceremony, Minister Harmon encouraged the children who were accompanied by their parents, to take all the opportunities afforded to them to extend their knowledge, skills and experiences. Minister Harmon reminded students that they are a vital asset the country and its development.Minister Harmon said the contribution is in keeping with President David Granger’s Five B’s initiative, which ensures more of the nation’s children can attend school thereby having equal access to education.One parent, Rayann Jacobis said that she is appreciative of the monetary support and thanked all those who played a part in making it possible. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMinister Harmon donates salary increase to install street lightsNovember 16, 2015In “Politics”Minister Harmon donates $215,000 to Angoy’s AvenueDecember 7, 2015In “Politics”Gov’t to provide relief to Linden residents after ‘freak storm’- State MinisterJune 9, 2017In “latest news” read more

France 2017 with €30000000 budget

The opening whistle of the 25th Men’s Handball World Championship, held in France from 11 to 29 January, will be heard in just one week. Just the time for a spotlight on French handball, which is extraordinarily healthy both on the court as well as economically.The 2017 Men’s Handball World Championship is making a great contribution to the development of a discipline that is now a solid and lasting part of the French sports DNA. The arrival in recent months of many top-notch sponsors to the world of French handball, is an indication of the new appeal of the sport, that has a growing number of registered members (520,000). As such, the Caisse d’Epargne, LIDL, Eden Park and more recently Renault, have joined the pool of partners of the Handball World Championship, after having signed a long-term partnerships with the FFHandball. In the last 10 years, sponsoring revenues of the latter have tripled, from €3 million in 2006 to €9 million in 2016. “There’s no doubt about it, our sport has become attractive for sponsors. We’re benefiting from the very good sports results of French handball in the last 20 years, but also clearly from the leverage provided by hosting a major event such as the 2017 World Championship. The Women’s EHF Euro 2018 will then follow in the winter and maintain this momentum”, according to Jean-Pierre Feuillan, Vice-president of FFHandball in charge of marketing. Similarly, LIDL has decided to work with the National Handball League this year by becoming a major partner, lending its name to the Men’s First Division French Championship, the LIDL Star Ligue. Also, for the first time this Wednesday January 4th, Panini, the famous publisher of sports cards, will be releasing an entire album devoted to handball, in particular the French men’s and women’s teams.For Jean-François Jeanne, General Manager of Infront France, the marketing agency of FFHandball, the France Handball 2017 Organisation Committee and the National Handball League, all of the lights have turned to green: “Handball has the wind in its sails and is very well-viewed in the sponsoring market at this time. The French teams are winning, the men’s championship is spectacular and close, driven by such a great locomotive as the PSG Handball, whereas the women’s D1 is taking shape in the wake of the renewal of the French Team. The international calendar is also favourable, coming after an Olympic year, with the World Championship in January and then the Women’s Euro in December 2018. Companies really appreciate the accessibility of the male and female players, who have a really good image with the general public and the media. We’re in a good spot! ».Changing the dimension in terms of economic appeal was one of the objectives given to the Organisation Committee by the FFHandball. This will be done. All the more so since this includes a VIP hospitality system (public relations operations for companies) offered in the eight stadiums that will be hosting the event, which should reach the objective of 10,000 seats sold, and that will attract an equal number of economic actors to handball. “We’ve purchased sponsoring rights from the IHF in order to set up and market attractive packages along with our agency Infront France. I’m very happy with the current results that will allow us, in addition to the direct and indirect support of the sponsors, to rely on very good marketing relays that tie in perfectly with what we’re doing ourselves, and to present a very modern face with their help”, happily reports Edouard Donnelly, General Manager of the Organisation Committee. All we need now is a successful and phenomenal World Championship, running from 11 to 29 January!The World Championship budget:Total budget: €30 millionProceeds:– Ticketing and hospitality: €18 million / 60%– Subsidies (State, communities): €8 million / 27%– Partners and supplier promotions: €2 million / 6.5%– IHF and FFHandball: €2 million / 6.5%World Championship partners: – IHF partners: Adidas, beIN SPORTS, Gerflor, Grundfos, Intersport, Molten– Organisation Committee partners: Caisse d’Epargne, LIDL– Organisation Committee suppliers: Renault, Eden Park, Transdev, Mumm– Media partners: L’Equipe, RMCDon’t forget:– 500,000 tickets for sale– 75% of admission tickets to see a match are the same price as a cinema ticketTicketing website: Key dates of the 2017 Handball World Championship:11 January 2017: Inaugural game with team France in Paris12 – 20 January 2017: Group stage: Nantes (including 4 Team matches), Metz, Rouen and Paris21 – 23 January 2017: The President Cup in Brest21-24 January 2017:   – Lille Metropole: Final 16 and Quarter-Finals for team France, if qualified and other nations qualify– Montpellier, Albertville and Paris: Last 16 and Quater-Finals for other qualified countries26 – 29 January 2017: Semi-Final, Bronze Medal and Final in AccorHotels Arena in Paris ← Previous Story Slovenia without Gorazd Skof at France 2017 Next Story → Norway without Reinkind – Berg’s boys to repeat fantastic January 2016 in France? read more

Heres what the Tánaiste is up to in Paris today

first_imgTÁNAISTE EAMON GILMORE is to meet with French president Francois Hollande in Paris this morning for high-level talks on a number of issues.The two are expected to talk about the economy, and the European elections which are being held at the end of May at the meeting in the Elysée Palace.Eamon Gilmore is spending three days in the French capital ahead of St Patrick’s Day. The Department of Foreign Affairs said he will be meeting with other members of the French administration during his stay.He is also due to meet with French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault this morning.Yesterday he compared notes with his counterpart, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, on what’s happening in Ukraine and the humanitarian crises in Syria, Mali and the Central African Republic.Column: Will Kenny finish the job he started as a ‘reforming’ leader in Brussels? > Read: Obama calls European leaders over Ukraine crisis >last_img read more

WWE stars have fun with the Buffalo Bills NFL team Main Event

first_img SPOILERS: 9/1 NXT UK TakeOver Cardiff Fallout TV Tapings to air on WWE Network Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp WWE stars Finn Balor, Titus O’Neil and Curt Hawkins had some fun with members of the Buffalo Bills NFL team on Monday prior to last night’s RAW in Buffalo.The WWE stars were at the practice facility that ended with Hawkins being put through a table by the Bills football players because he was praising his team, the New York Jets.Balor and O’Neil posted the following about their time with the football team below. Event spoiler results from BuffaloThe following was taped on Monday from Buffalo for this week’s episode of Main Event.* No Way Jose def. Curt Hawkins.* The Revival and Mike Kanellis def. Chad Gable, Heath Slater and Rhyno.Source: PWInsidercenter_img Facebook SPOILERS: 9/5 Impact TV Tapings from Las Vegas to air on Pursuit and Twitch Twitter SPOILERS: 8/15 Impact TV tapings in Mexico City to air on Pursuit and Twitchlast_img read more

9 die in immigrantsmuggling attempt in sweltering truck

first_imgSAN ANTONIO — At least nine people died after being crammed into a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Wal-Mart in the midsummer Texas heat, victims of what authorities said on Sunday was an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong.The driver was arrested, and nearly 20 others rescued from the rig were hospitalized in dire condition, many with extreme dehydration and heatstroke, officials said.“We’re looking at a human-trafficking crime,” said San Antonio Police Chief William McManus, calling it “a horrific tragedy.”One U.S. official said Sunday evening that 17 of those rescued were being treated for injuries that were considered life-threatening. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the information has not been publicly released.Authorities were called to the San Antonio parking lot late Saturday or early Sunday and found eight people dead inside the truck. A ninth victim died at the hospital, said Liz Johnson, spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.The victims “were very hot to the touch. So these people were in this trailer without any signs of any type of water,” San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood said.last_img read more

Pacific Beach program improves street cleaning and safety while aiding homeless

first_imgPacific Beach program improves street cleaning and safety while aiding homeless Updated: 10:27 PM May 3, 2018 Posted: May 3, 2018 Sasha Foo center_img Sasha Foo, PACIFIC BEACH (KUSI) — One of San Diego’s most popular beach communities may strike some people as looking as a lot cleaner and safer.The improvements are the result of a program called “Pacific Beach Clean and Safe.”At a news conference Thursday on Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach, business owners and community members joined by City Councilmember Lorie Zapf touted the program’s success in making the community cleaner, safer and providing unsheltered people with an opportunity to work.The program began in 2017, as a pilot project with funding from Zapf’s office and Pacific Beach business owners.In the first year, 29 people were employed as “Street Guardians” to empty trash, pick up litter, perform janitorial work and help to set up special events. Of that number, 5 people were placed in permanent jobs and housing.In talking about its achievements, Zapf and other supporters of the program boasted that 256 tons of trash were picked up last year, and more than one ton of trash was removed each day.Clean and Safe also hires a private security company to provide “Safety Ambassadors” 40 hours a week.The annual budget for PB Clean and Safe is $140,000. Discover PB, the downtown business group that runs the program is looking for more financial support from the community to meet its budget for another year.“Although it has not been that easy to fundraise, it’s been hard to put a price on the outcomes that have been achieved. The bottom line is lives here in PB have been changed for the better,” Zapf said Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Obama raises minimum wage for federal contractors

first_imgWASHINGTON — After promising for weeks to do so, President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed an executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors — but only after wagging his finger at Congress for failing to “give America a raise” by refusing to increase the overall minimum.Surrounded at the White House by people who work for an hourly wage, Obama delivered remarks aimed largely at members of Congress who have ignored his call to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10.“In the wealthiest nation on Earth, nobody who works full time should have to live in poverty — nobody, not here in America,” Obama told a crowd gathered at the White House to witness the signing.“While Congress decides what it’s going to do — and I hope this year, and I’m going to work this year, and urge this year that they actually pass a law — today I’m going to do what I can to help raise working Americans’ wages,” he said.In so doing, Obama put the executive order to its intended use: calling out Congress for inaction.The executive order, which Obama had announced in his State of the Union address and detailed in a series of appearances that followed, is the first unilateral action of the administration’s 2014 strategy of emphasizing moves the president can take on his own. It would require companies that do business with the federal government to pay their workers at least $10.10 per hour.last_img read more

HBOs Share A smartphone video tears a teens world apart

first_imgWatching new HBO movie Share is a raw, tough experience — but so is the age we live in. This powerful drama uses a fresh young cast to offer up a thoughtful, compelling allegory for the #MeToo era and the pressures facing the kids of the smartphone era.Share was first shown in January at the Sundance Film Festival 2019 and premieres on HBO on July 27 in the US. It begins with small town teenager Mandy waking up face down in the grass outside her house. As groggy night gives way to the cold light of day, her phone blows up with concerned texts. Her friends are worried about her. They’ve all seen the video. Mandy doesn’t even remember what happened last night, but suddenly she finds her entire life defined by a blurry video of a drunk girl swarmed by faceless, jeering boys. Torn between a desire to piece together what happened or just getting on with her life, Mandy finds events spiraling out of her control at school and at home as the spread of the video and photos seems unstoppable.Writer and director Pippa Bianco marshals a naturalistic teen cast led by a sympathetic performance from Rhianne Barreto as Mandy. Bianco lets the story unfold at a measured pace, defying the audience’s pained hope for resolution and easy answers.The droning and tinkling score marries with muted colors and jumpy, jarring editing as the camera shoulders in among the kids. They’re children, bored and playing, flitting from hard partying to lung-busting sport with the vigor of youth. They’re old enough to drive, to go out, to get drugs, but not old enough to go anywhere better than a 7-Eleven parking lot. They’re playing games with adult stakes. And thanks to smartphone cameras, their choices follow them even when they sober up.But Share avoids becoming a cautionary tale about drinking and drugs and the strange urge to film everything. Presenting the kids with sympathy and nuance and carefully eschewing judgment of the victims, it feels like a smartphone-driven, Instagram-era update of Larry Clark’s controversial 1995 movie Kids, which featured a group of hard-partying kids under the cloud of AIDS. Equally uncomfortable yet essential, Share is a Kids for the WhatsApp generation. Now playing: Watch this: 0 Share your voice 2019 movies to geek out over Westworld season 3 trailer debuts 1:31 Sundance Festival TV and Movies Post a comment Tags 77 Photos Bianco expanded the film from her own short, and the slight story does wander later on. But that also serves to evoke the hellish combination of trauma and boredom felt by Mandy as she hopes for her trials to be over. The second half of the movie feels as listless and dazed as a trauma victim, shrugging off the earlier scenes that play almost like a detective story with its piecing together of clues. But a case like this has no easy answers, no cathartic revelation, just ripples of shame and guilt.The adults are at best sympathetic, at worst oblivious. J.C. MacKenzie gives a sensitive turn as a befuddled dad from another time and another world, initially just a blurred figure glimpsed through banisters and later unable to comprehend how any of this could even happen, let alone what to do about it. As a woman, Mandy’s mother, played by Poorna Jagannathan, better understands the pervasive reality of sexual assault. But even in an age when predators incriminate themselves with sex tapes and revenge porn, she can’t work out if things are better.Schools victim-blame and parents abdicate responsibility with platitudes that nail the modern culture of non-apologies. “We didn’t raise him like that,” a parent says, echoing celebrities and companies and politicians claiming that abuses “don’t reflect our values”. Which only suggests that their values aren’t what they want you to think they are.In an age when sexual abuse is coming to light like never before, Share highlights the painful process of exposing predators and shows the brutal pressure on survivors of these painful revelations.As a snapshot of our troubled modern age, Share couldn’t be more timely. Movie reviewslast_img read more

Dogs in Tow More Common This Iditarod

first_imgDownload AudioRace Update: 5:45 p.m.  Aaron Burmeister was leading a pack of mushers into Huslia early Thursday evening. He was running ahead of a small group that included Martin Buser, Thomas Waerner, and Dallas Seavey. Whether sled dogs are in need of rest will start to show as teams near the halfway mark in this year’s race.  More mushers than ever are towing trailers behind their sleds to carry dogs as they travel down the trail. The jury is still out on whether the method actually does benefit dogs.last_img

Police release name of moose attack victim

first_imgAnchorage police have released the name of the man critically injured last week in a suspected moose attack.Download AudioAccording to police, the injured man is 50-year-old Fred Mayac.Anchorage television station KTUU reported Department of Fish and Game officials are waiting to interview him until his condition improves.Mayac was found June 8 bleeding from multiple wounds near Campbell Creek Estuary Park.Police at first suspected he had been stabbed but medics said the nature of his injuries indicated he had been attacked by a bear.But state wildlife officials found no indication of a bear mauling. They say it’s more likely Mayac was attacked by a moose.last_img

Alaska News Nightly Wednesday Sept 26 2018

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @AKPublicNewsListen nowMurkowski: Kavanaugh debate now about ‘victims and their ability to tell their story’Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.Alaska senator says the discussion has moved beyond the nominee’s qualifications and become “a greater dialog, a national conversation, about women who’ve become victims.”Fairbanks City Council greenlights reality show showcasing local policeRobyne, KUAC – FairbanksA reality TV show featuring Fairbanks Police was given the OK by the City Council Monday night. Mayor Jim Matherly will contract with New York based Engel Entertainment to produce the program.Alaska has a climate change policy. Now what?Elizabeth Jenkins, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauThe state of Alaska recognizes that climate change is happening. And rather than wait around for outside help, the 37 page document outlines the prospect of local solutions to mitigate the damage.Supporters outnumber opponents in salmon habitat ballot initiative public hearingKrysti Shallenberger, Alaska’s Energy Desk – BethelState officials hosted a public meeting on a controversial salmon habitat ballot initiative in Bethel on Tuesday. The salmon habitat ballot initiative would toughen the permitting process for proposed projects built on salmon habitat, and could hinder the development of the proposed Donlin mine.Science around the house: Houston High teacher nominated for Alaska Teacher of the YearWesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageSteve Hall is a math and science teacher at the high school in the Mat-Su town of Houston. Hall’s style of teaching emphasizes a lot of hands-on learning.Homer City Council revisits plastic bag banAaron Bolton, KBBI – HomerThe Homer City Council is contemplating a ban on thin single-use plastic bags. The move would follow other communities that have passed similar ordinances.‘Quite an influx’: Numerous army convoys to traverse highway for big training exerciseTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksSome 6,000 military personnel from Fort Wainwright and Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson will deploy next week to the Fort Greely area for a big, two-week field training exercise to test the Stryker Brigade’s combat readiness.The man who translates climate change data for Alaskans is retiring. Here’s a Q&ANathaniel Herz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageAlaska’s summer may have seemed cold. And it was, compared to the previous few. But it was actually still significantly warmer than the previous three decades. Rick Thoman, who’s retiring from his job as a federal climatologist, talks about how sometimes our brains can tell us different things than the data.last_img read more

TNGOs vow to strive for Bangaru Telangana

first_imgNampally: The TNGO Central Association will work for achieving ‘Bangaru Telangana’ with the inspiration provided by TS ideologue Prof Jayashankar, said its president Karem Ravinder here on Tuesday. Addressing the 85th jayanthi of Prof Jayashankar at the association’s office, he said Telangana State was formed with the inspiration provided by the TS ideologue. He stated that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao had completed the Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project as desired by Jayashankar. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us “The development in the State during the last six years is a real tribute to Jayashankar sir,” he asserted. He added that the State employees who had taken active part in the separatist agitation were striving for achieving Bangaru Telangana. Association general secretary Rajender, Hyderabad district unit president Mujeeb, city president Pratap, leaders Rachel, Vijay Kumar were among those present. Later, Mujeeb along with several government employees, garlanded Jayashankar’s portrait in the association office to mark his jayanthi. He reiterated the association’s resolve to work for achieving the aspirations of Telangana ideologue.last_img read more

Ram Gopal Varma makes sensational comment on Chandrababu Naidus video

first_imgAsk him the details. In future it might help you to travel easily…!!! Ramaaa GK @yoursarjunr Sandeep Kumar Manku @Sunny_wRoRi Kumar @Ravi27B Too much disgusting @RGVzoomin …..have some respect on the great leader @ncbn ….not ok to generalise and judge others personal life .. rafarakesh @rafarakesh19 Peace @HVardhan_A Yeswanth(యశ్వంత్) @yeswanth86 The Man who used to be alleged as TrendSetter in South Cinema is barking in twitter and doing paid Paytm promotions Ram Gopal Varma and Nara Chandrababu NaiduTwitterFilmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who is fondly known as RGV, has made a sensational comment on the video of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu.Ram Gopal Varma started ranting against Nara Chandrababu Naidu after the latter blocked the release of Lakshmi’s NTR. The director has continued his tirade against the TDP leader even after the fall of his government. Every now and then, he keeps sharing something about the former AP Chief Minister.On Sunday, Ram Gopal Varma tweeted a video featuring Chandrababu Naidu enjoying popcorn at a stall on a street in a foreign city. He took a jibe at him indirectly calling him jobless. He captioned it with, “The man who used to be busy 20 hours a day is now roaming around in the streets eating popcorn.”But Ram Gopal Varma’s tweet did not go down well with N Chandrababu Naidu’s followers. They condemned him and asked him to show some respect to the leader. Here is how they reacted to the director’s post on Twitter.VizagVaasi @UttarandhraPulicenter_img It’s best to mind urs own business ass better know curiosity killed the cat! Are you raging ! Soon he will block you RGV #NaraBlockBabuNaiduThe man who used to be busy 20 hours a day is now roaming around in the streets eating popcorn ???— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) August 4, 2019 People used to eat pop corn while watching your movie, now people are watching you share videos of a man eating pop corn Shetty @shettyrohith9 He isnt doing any dirty jobs like U r into. @0_____To____1 The man who lick the hit directors shit for the sake of beer & biryani is tweeting this one ☝️ Check about the person you supported, now CBN is a free bird so that’s why he is roaming like he wants to. But the person you supported going to Israel with our money for a religious tour.last_img read more

Batman Ninjas Second Trailer Is An Impressive Look At Anime Joker and

first_img Toy Tuesday: 11 Stealthiest Ninja Toys Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img You may not think about it often (or at all) but Batman and anime go together like peanut butter and jelly. That much is evident from the latest Batman Ninja trailer, a promotion for the upcoming anime-centric Batman flick that’s coming soon. It’s getting a Western release, and you know what that means — the English voice cast we’ve come to know and love.Batman Ninja is a feature-length collaboration between some very important names in the anime industry. Directed by Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure’s Jumpei Mizusaki, written by Gurren Lagann’s Kazuki Nakashima, and featuring character designs by Afro Samurai’s Takashi Okazaki, it looks like it’s going to be pretty awesome as far as a Batman anime series is concerned. There’s also a star-studded cast in the form of Roger Craig Smith as Batman, Tony Hale as the Joker, Tara Strong as Harley Quinn, and lots more of familiar voices.AdChoices广告As far as the trailer goes, you can see Batman and Bane, who have been inexplicably transported to feudal Japan. The villains are essentially becoming the feudal lords who have taken over, with the Joker taking the “lead” role as he often does. Batman needs to use his intellect and his allies to bring peace to the land, including working with Catwoman and Robin and the rest of the “Bat-Family.” It sounds like a real doozy.Batman Ninja is targeting a digital release on April 24, 2018 and will head to Blu-ray and DVD on May 8, 2018. Later this summer you’ll be able to download it in 4K. For those interested, as you can see in the trailer, it looks to utilize a similar art style to that of the Berserk series that just released, but it appears a bit sharper. Hopefully it really brings the pain as far as Batman films go. We don’t have that much longer to wait to find out.last_img read more