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Kevin Loring to lead National Arts Centres new indigenous theatre department

first_imgAward-winning Canadian playwright, actor and educator Kevin Loring has been named the first-ever artistic director of indigenous theatre at the National Arts Centre.The new department’s inaugural season in 2019 and 2020 will coincide with a major milestone for the NAC: the 50th anniversary of the Ottawa-based performing arts centre.Loring won the 2009 Governor General’s Award for English Language Drama for the play “Where the Blood Mixes,” which examined the intergenerational effects of the residential school system.The production toured nationally and was presented at the NAC in 2010 when Loring was the playwright-in-residence.He is currently performing at the NAC in the musical “Children of God” from Oji-Cree playwright, actor composer and director Corey Payette, which also explores the legacy of the residential school system.Loring will take up his new post on Oct. 16.Loring’s lengthy history with the NAC dates back well over a decade, with appearances in Marie Clements’s plays “Burning Vision” and “Copper Thunderbird,” and in the NAC’s 40th anniversary production of George Ryga’s “The Ecstasy of Rita Joe.” He also took on the role of Edmund in an all-aboriginal version of “King Lear” in 2012.Loring was among hundreds of indigenous artists the NAC brought together for discussions about expanding indigenous arts at one of the world’s largest performing arts centres.In his new role, Loring plans to work towards that objective by broadening access to the NAC’s indigenous theatrical offerings beyond Canada’s capital.“How do we make this a national company if all of our shows are being done at the National Arts Centre and for an Ottawa audience?” Loring said in a phone interview.“What I propose is that we do four shows at the National Arts Centre stages every season, and at the same time, we do four shows outside of Ottawa,” he added, citing Vancouver, Iqaluit, Montreal and Toronto as potential locales.“We create with other companies out there, with communities out there. We build shows with them or support shows that they are creating, and we maybe help them tour it, either through the region and eventually back onto our stages at the National Arts Centre … so that we always have a number of shows that we’re developing outside of Ottawa.”Loring is a member of the Nlaka’pamux Nation from the Lytton First Nation in British Columbia. He created the “Songs of the Land” project in 2012 working in tandem with five separate organizations in his home community. The project involved the examination of century-old audio recordings of songs and stories of the Nlaka’pamux people.He has also written two new plays based on his work in the community: “Battle of the Birds,” about domestic violence and power abuse, and “The Boy Who Was Abandoned,” about youth and elder neglect.In addition to collaborative creative work on a broader scale, Loring said he is also interested in exploring more innovative ways of storytelling.“This work, I hope, inspires our indigenous youth and inspires our indigenous people to see that there might be a space for them in theatre, in art … telling our stories, singing our songs, dancing our dances,” he said.“The truth of the matter is we do not have, at the moment, enough indigenous designers, enough indigenous stage managers, enough indigenous arts managers.“That’s going to be a process of trying to fill those roles as best we can with indigenous people, and at the same time, to try to foster and bring in artists from other backgrounds into the theatre realm.”Follow @lauren_larose on Twitter.last_img read more

Winnipeg church facing controversy after opposing smudging ceremony

first_imgAPTN National NewsA Winnipeg church is facing criticism after refusing to allow a smudging ceremony to take place on its property.That refusal led to the cancelling of a fundraising event which was meant to highlight the ongoing relationship with Indigenous people.APTN’s Dennis Ward has this story.last_img

Google Celebrates Moroccos Independence Day

Taroudante – Google has put a doodle featuring Moroccan gate to celebrate the 59th anniversary of Morocco’s independence from France.To mark the event, the giant search engine, has put a photo of an old Moroccan door as part of the design of Google’s doodle.Once you click on the doodle, it takes you to a Google search page under “Indépendance du Maroc” with many links about Morocco’s Independence Day.Google Doodles are decorative changes made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, scientists and athletes and can vary country to country. Morocco celebrates its independence on November 18, which marked the end of the French and Spanish occupation. The celebration comes two weeks after the yearly commemoration of the Green March.The Independence Day is a national holiday and a unique opportunity for older generations to recall their tales of heroism and for the younger to relate to their past historical legacy. read more

Whitby tech entrepreneur wins 55M jackpot

A Whitby father-of-two has his sights set on a “peppy, fast luxury car” after he won a $55 million jackpot on LOTTO MAX. Dwayne Williams picked up his winnings from the April 5th draw at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto Thursday morning.“Usually I check my LOTTO MAX ticket first thing on Saturday morning but that Saturday we were so focused on getting out the door with the kids to run some errands at the mall that we totally forgot to check our ticket,” said Williams in a news release issued by the OLG. “On our way in the car, we heard on the radio that the winning ticket was sold in the Oshawa area – my wife and I joked ‘It’s us!’”Williams checked his ticket through the OLG app when he got home from his outing. “I saw the Free Play notice first, that’s where my eye went on the screen but in my head I knew something looked different than usual – and that’s when I focused on the $55 and at first I thought I won $55,000 but then I counted all the zeroes – all of this went through my mind in a split second,” he said. Williams says he showed his brother the screen and the pair started screaming. He ran to find his wife and share the news. “I fell to the floor and we all piled on top of each other, celebrating,” he added. The technology entrepreneur says he plans to invest in his business and keep working. “It’s important for my kids to see their dad participating in a normal routine, being productive and giving back,” he said. He hopes to travel and experience the “culture, castles and museums” in Europe. The OLG says the winning ticket was purchased at the CNIB Lottery Kiosk in Walmart on Baldwin St. in Whitby. read more

Johnson Controls completes merger with Tyco

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Johnson Controls completed its merger with Tyco, expanding the industrial company’s breadth in a corporate inversion deal that has been valued at more than $14 billion.The deal, announced in January, gives shareholders of Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls Inc. a 56 per cent stake in the new company, which is called Johnson Controls. The new global headquarters will be in Cork, Ireland where Tyco is based.Corporate inversions have become more popular with U.S. companies as a way to reduce their taxes. Johnson Controls said it is on track to realize $1 billion in savings following the merger. Critics say inversions are an unfair tax dodge.The company said the merger will speed innovation in fast-growing smart technology now being enabled in devices, sensors, data analytics and controls. Johnson Controls completes merger with Tyco by The Associated Press Posted Sep 6, 2016 7:08 am MDT Last Updated Sep 6, 2016 at 8:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Protest held outside The Ivy restaurant in Dublin over working conditions and

first_img 28 Comments Mar 15th 2019, 2:09 PM Image: Sam Boal via A NUMBER OF activists gathered outside The Ivy restaurant yesterday evening to protest working conditions.Issues at the restaurant first came to light in November last year when staff were told they will no longer be allowed process payments from customers after management alleged that some waiters were asking patrons to pay tips in cash, rather than on a credit card.Management at the restaurant posted a staff notice to express disappointment that bad manners had been shown to guests by being “consistently asked for cash”. Management also claimed that the cash tips were not being shared with other staff members. The notice said that a new system would mean no team member is ever to handle cash or card from a guest. Until trust was rebuilt, management would process all payments, the notice said. In a video posted online yesterday, a ‘menu’ of alleged workplace issues was read aloud by an activist to customers and management in the restaurant. Reading a list of issues aloud as diners continued with their meals around her, the woman told them good service was “not rewarded” at the restaurant. Friday 15 Mar 2019, 2:09 PM The Ivy Restaurant, Dublin Image: Sam Boal via Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Independent TD Joan Collins supported yesterday’s protest. Raising the issue in the Dáil, Joan Collins TD said “I have been approached recently by workers in the new, swanky and expensive restaurant, The Ivy, where the company is taking the major proportion of tips paid to staff to make up the difference in their wages.”The Ivy responseIn a statement today, The Ivy said: “The Ivy collection would like to clarify that 100% of credit card tips are shared amongst the entire 150 staff members (excluding management). “A gratuity per hour is paid to every staff member in addition to their contractual hourly wage and is guaranteed by the company in that any shortfall, regardless of whether any tips are paid by patrons, will be made up by the company.”It said that “all cash tips are kept by the individual waiter/waitress, although they are encouraged to share these tips with their colleagues”.“We believe that the credit card tips should be shared amongst the entire team (excluding management) reflecting everyone’s contribution to the service. In a statement to Liveline in November, The Ivy explained that when a tip is paid by credit card, it goes towards a shared gratuity per hour that all restaurant staff – including front of house, bar staff and kitchen porters – receive.The Ivy is located on Dawson Street in Dublin city centre.  Source: Liveline/Twitter The Ivy Restaurant, Dublin Protest held outside The Ivy restaurant in Dublin over working conditions and tips Issues at the restaurant first came to light in November last year. 50,408 Views Share328 Tweet Email6 A row broke out over tips at Dublin’s exclusive Ivy Restaurant last week. In response, management put the notice pictured up.Waiters at the Ivy have been told they will never again “be allowed to take any payments from guests.”— Liveline (@rteliveline) November 21, 2018 By Hayley Halpinlast_img read more

Speakers announced for first community dialogue

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Heavyweights in the Victorian Greek Australian community have been chosen to head the first community dialogue program. As a La Trobe University Centre for Dialogue initiative, the first dialogue will centre around the topic, “Where will the Greek Australian community be in 10, 15, and 20 years?”. Greek Australians from different industries have been chosen to take part in what will become a Socratic style form of dialogue. Two circles will be set up, one made up of the first generation and the second made up of the second and third generation to contribute different views and create a long lasting discourse. President of the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria, Bill Papastergiadis, president of the Greek Australian Cultural League Cathy Alexopoulos and radio presenter Rena Fragoudaki will be some of notable members of community to take part and will provide a strong viewpoint on where they see the Greek Australian community going. Organiser of the event, Dr Michalis Michael hopes to open a dialogue about the effects of new Greek migration to Australia is having on the Greek Australian community. “Recent developments in Greece have once again underscored the complex presence of Greeks in Australia,” he said. “As a result of the Greek economic crisis, many Greeks are returning to Australia or are coming here to join family, while at the same time we have younger Greek Australians who look, in a hybrid way, to Australia for their sense of identity,’ he said. The dialogues are the first of their kind to bring the first and second generations together in an open discussion about the future of the community. The organisers are hoping to pinpoint some of the most pressing issues of our community, while trying to inspire action that will benefit all generations. “There is not a conversation, a public debate even, it’s turned into a monologue, that’s usually conducted at best through social media or it’s done through commentary or editorials… and it seems to be aggressive,” Dr Michael told Neos Kosmos last month at the launch of the initiative. “What we’re trying to do is an intervention, it is a pilot thing, and it’s trying to bring any notable representatives, stakeholders, experts of the Greek community (all generations) in a room.” The first dialogue will be on Thursday December 12, at 6:45pm at St Michael’s, Uniting Church, 120 Collins Street, Melbourne.last_img read more

Felida teen wins Google Play scholarship with game concept art

first_imgChristine Choi’s bedroom in her Felida home is a testament to those things she loves the most.Funko Pop! figurines of the 17-year-old’s favorite video game characters line the top of her bookshelves. Small model Pokemon are scattered on another shelf. Art supplies spill over every surface.And it’s where those things met that sparks flew for the Columbia River High School junior, who recently won a $10,000 Google Play scholarship for her concept art for an imagined mobile game.Christine is the grand prize winner of Google Play’s Change the Game scholarship, an effort to encourage more girls to enter the gaming industry.Along with the scholarship, Christine and four other finalists from around the country received a trip to Los Angeles to visit Google’s L.A. office and to attend the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, one of the largest and most hotly anticipated gaming trade shows in the world. That was a thrilling opportunity for the aspiring concept artist, who hopes to work for a major video game developer like Blizzard Entertainment or Bethesda Softworks someday.“The (Bethesda) event coordinator gave me a business card,” she said, star-struck.But Christine is likely to be in the minority if she does end up working in the video game industry. According to Google Play, 49 percent of mobile gamers are women, but women are underrepresented on development teams. Only 27.8 percent of the gaming industry is female, transgender or other gender identities, and only 23 percent of women feel there is equal treatment and opportunity for all in the industry.last_img read more

One hurt in crash on Highway 14 troopers say causing driver fled

first_imgA Vancouver man was hospitalized following a crash on state Highway 14 Thursday, and the Washington State Patrol said the driver who caused the crash fled the scene.The state patrol said Brent C. Lefto, 29, and Jose J. Vazquez-Martinez, 41, both of Vancouver, were heading west on Highway 14 just east of Interstate 205 around 10:30 p.m. Thursday.Lefto attempted to pass Vazquez-Martinez and collided into him, according to the state patrol, causing Vazquez-Martinez’s SUV to roll over. Lefto lost control and struck a concrete barrier on the left side of the roadway, sending his car onto its top and into a guard rail on the right side.Lefto then fled on foot, according to the state patrol.Vazquez-Martinez was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center for his injuries. His condition was unavailable. The impact totaled both men’s vehicles, according to troopers.The state patrol blamed the crash on Lefto’s excessive speed, and recommended charges of hit-and-run against an attended vehicle, reckless driving and reckless endangerment.last_img read more

Men charged in shooting of Vancouver mill worker

first_imgABERDEEN — Prosecutors have charged two local men with felony assault for allegedly shooting a Vancouver man and his co-worker following a barroom argument in downtown Aberdeen this month. Michael A. Kerby, 39, and Jeffrey A. Strickland, 30, both face two counts of first-degree assault in Grays Harbor County for allegedly attacking the men outside Mac’s Tavern on Feb. 3. Kerby was arrested after a 16-hour manhunt. While witness statements contained in court records indicate Kerby fired the two shots, he has denied the allegation in statements to police, saying “another person” committed the assault. Eugene Savage, 37, of Vancouver, and Daniel Ivy, 30, of The Dalles, Ore., suffered gunshot wounds from a smaller-caliber handgun. Authorities reported Savage was shot in the leg and Ivy was shot in the chest. Both victims reportedly worked at Cosmo Specialty Fibers in Cosmopolis. They were part of a contract crew working to reopen an old mill.Court records stated Aberdeen officers responded at 10:37 p.m. to find Savage clutching his leg on the sidewalk near the tavern. Officers found Ivy holding the wound in his chest.last_img read more

Jordan shaken by Islamic State killing executes 2 inmates

first_imgAMMAN, Jordan — Jordan’s king rushed home Wednesday, cutting short a U.S. trip, to rally public support for even tougher strikes against the Islamic State group after the militants released a video showing a captured Jordanian pilot being burned to death in a cage.The gruesome killing of 26-year-old Lt. Muath Al-Kaseasbeh, captured while participating in airstrikes by a U.S.-led coalition targeting the militants, sparked outrage across the Middle East and anti-Islamic State protests in Jordan.King Abdullah II, a staunch Western ally, returned home from a White House meeting with President Barack Obama during which both leaders affirmed their resolve to destroy the militants who have seized about one-third of Syria and Iraq.Jordan believes the international community must intensify the campaign against Islamic State, said government spokesman Mohammed al-Momani. “This evil can and should be defeated,” he said. However, public opinion in Jordan has been ambiguous — growing demands for revenge against the militants have been mixed with misgivings about Jordan’s role in a bombing campaign widely seen as serving Western interests.last_img read more

Volleyball tournament held to benefit nonprofit founded by BSO deputy

Volleyball tournament held to benefit nonprofit founded by BSO deputy

first_imgDEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies took in some fun under the sun in Deerfield Beach this weekend, and it was all for a good cause.The law enforcers took part in the second day of a charity beach volleyball tournament, Sunday.The tournament raises funds for the Embrace Life Children’s Foundation, a nonprofit started by BSO Deputy Ben Koos and his wife after they lost their 2-year-old son to a rare neurological disease.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Wilmington Little Leagues Latest Game Summaries

Wilmington Little Leagues Latest Game Summaries

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are a couple of recent Wilmington Little League game summaries:AAA: Astros vs. Pirates on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Boutwell FieldAnother hard-fought game was waged between the Pirates and the Astros. After leading for most of the game, the Pirates were unable to hold off the tenacious Astros, falling 10 to 8 in 5 innings. Mickey Moroney was stellar for the Pirates in his first game on the mound pitching two solid innings. With some timely hitting, the Pirates held leads of 4 to 1 and 5 to 3 into the middle innings. The Astros’ starter Dylan Costantiello struck out one and made a nice play in the field during his inning of work. Tony Cummings then pitched three innings, striking out seven and making two plays of his own. Finally, Cael Considine baffled the Pirates’ hitters in the last inning, striking out two. Solid fielding is emerging as one of the Astros’ strengths. Considine’s two putouts at first base, Aidan Raposa’s great play at third for an unassisted putout, and Owen Wills snaring a sharp grounder at third holding the Pirates’ batter to a single were three examples. Every Astro found his way on base during the game led by Kevin Pruslin, John Roofe, Patrick Moriarty, and Jake Gryglik who were each on base three times. Roofe continued his hot hitting with a single and a booming double. Moriarty ripped two singles as the other player with a two-hit afternoon. Raposa launched a screaming single up the middle in the third inning and Pruslin, Cummings, Considine, Andrew Santo, and Kyle Price added singles of their own. Costantiello, Connor Jamieson, Gryglik, and Wills were among those who displayed their keen batting eyes working walks and Gryglik again showed his blazing speed with a stolen base. The final rally included clutch hits and walks by Roofe, Santo, Raposa, Jamieson, and then the game-winning single by Moriarty scoring Santo. Overall, the Pirates and Astros left it all out on the field and had a great time doing so!Single A: Ray vs. Pirates on Monday, May 6, 2019 at Boutwell FieldThe Pirates and Rays played a close game. The Rays made several great plays and had strong pitching performances from Michael Crowley, Tommy Roofe, and Ryan Doherty. Defense was impressive tonight featuring great plays by Brendan Cyr and an impressive inning as catcher by Sean Witalisz. The bats were alive early on with some big hits by Benji Hebert, Alex Sullivan, Chris Gattineri, Jackson Childs, and Cameron White. The Pirates were led on the mound by Zach Maiella, Ryan Biggins, and Bart Zaino, while Joshua Lopez and Colby O’Brien were strong behind the plate. Jack Jamieson had a great defensive game at first base as well. The bats were on fire early, with Nico McCollem starting things with a leadoff hit. Bradley Stephen, Sam Beaudoin, and Sean Theodos joined in with their own timely hits, and Ben Sawyer showed off his speed running the bases.(NOTE: Summaries provided by the Wilmington Little League.)Like 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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Little League’s Latest Game SummariesIn “Sports”Wilmington Little League’s Latest Game SummariesIn “Sports”Wilmington Little League’s Latest Game SummariesIn “Sports”last_img read more

Chinese chip giant SMIC to delist from NYSE following Huawei ban

first_imgAnother Chinese tech giant is withdrawing from the US, voluntarily delisting from the New York Stock Exchange. CBS/iStockphoto China’s largest chipmaker plans to delist from the New York Stock Exchange.Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) cited limited trading volumes in the US in comparison to the rest of the world as the reason for delisting, according to the South China Morning post on Friday.SMIC also said “the significant administrative burden and costs of maintaining the listing” on the NYSE were reasons for withdrawing.SMIC, which provides integrated circuit foundry and tech services on process nodes from 0.35 micron to 28 nanometer, said it will file the form to delist on June 3, with its last day of trading to be around June 13.While its headquarters are in Shanghai, SMIC also has labs throughout Beijing, Tianjin, Shenzhen, Jiangyin and Italy. It also has offices in the US, Europe, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong.The decision to delist follows Chinese technology compatriot Huawei being blacklisted by the US last week, and President Donald Trump signing an executive order essentially banning the tech giant following national security concerns that Huawei had close ties with the Chinese government amid the US-China trade war.SMIC didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, but told CNBC that its decision to delist was not related to the US-China trade deal.”SMIC has been considering this migration for a long time and it has nothing to do with the trade war and Huawei incident,” a SMIC spokesperson reportedly told CNBC.”The migration requires a long preparation and timing has coincided with the current trade rhetoric, which may lead to misconceptions.” Share your voice Mobile Phones Politics 4:59 Now playing: Watch this: 0center_img Post a comment What is going on between Huawei and the US? Tags Huawei Donald Trumplast_img read more

State biologists investigate green bears in Haines

first_imgSocial media sites were atwitter in Haines on Thursday morning after photos surfaced of green bears in the Chilkoot River.A sow and her cub showed up at the Chilkoot River on Wednesday doused in what appears to be green paint. Biologists are trying to figure out what happened. (Tom Ganner/T. Ganner Photography -Time & Space)The bears — a sow and her spring cub — had somehow been doused in what appears to be green paint.State biologists were examining the photos and making calls to try and find out more.There are a lot of theories floating around the web about how and why the bears are painted green: one Facebook commenter suggested the green-paint explosion was an effort to thwart trophy hunters; another asked if it was an early homage to St. Patrick’s Day; and several suggested the bruins are showing their Haines Glacier Bear pride – the high school mascot is a green bear.Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist Carl Koch said it’s most likely just a case of nosey bears getting into unsecured trash.The photos show the bears’ heads and necks coated in bright green paint.“You see the sow’s muzzle is clean, and the cub’s is not and the cub’s ear is completely covered,” Koch said. “Total guess, but maybe the cub bit into a spray can and it exploded. And if the sow had her face in something else, and it covered the muzzle and protected it. I just don’t know, it’s hard to say. I’ve been sending out emails to see if anybody knows how or where it occurred.”Koch was emailed the photos and has been fielding calls Thursday about the painted bears, which were first noticed Wednesday.It’s possible the bears were soaked in paint by someone as a method of self-defense, but he’s never heard of that happening before, he said.Bear spray is far more effective,  he said.As far as the trophy hunting theory goes, he said it would be foolish of a person to test that method for a couple of different reasons. First, it’s illegal to hunt sows with cubs. And, it’s illegal to interfere with a legal hunt. The good news, Koch says, is that the bears don’t appear to be in distress.“What looks good to me is that the photos look like their eyes look good,” he said. “So, if they didn’t drink it … so far, I haven’t heard any signs that they’re in ill health, but I’ve asked folks to keep an eye on that and let me know.”Tom Ganner, a local professional photographer and volunteer bear monitor out at Chilkoot, posted the photos on Wednesday evening.In his caption, he joked that perhaps the bears were greenies or “tree huggers.” He said he was cruising out the Chilkoot State Park road when he saw traffic had backed up and a crowd was gathered on the riverbank.“I pulled over to see what was going on and people said ‘There are some very strange bears over there,’” Ganner said. “I had a look and sure enough, they appeared to be half green, or green heads. So I got out my camera to document it. They were just fishing along the far side of the river.”Ganner has been observing and photographing the bears on the Chilkoot River for about a decade.He said crowds of people and their “bear viewing on a beer budget” are not unusual along the Chilkoot River, especially at this time of year when the salmon are running, and the bears are trying to fatten up for winter.this year has been pretty calm, compared with seasons past, he said.the green bears were concentrating on a salmon feast, and weren’t pawing at their eyes or mouth, Ganner said.“They appeared to be behaving normally, fishing as normal, swimming,” he said. “They appeared to be engaging in normal behavior. What was odd to be was just the extent of the green paint.”The Department of Fish and Game won’t step in to clean them off, Koch said.“If they’re not in ill health because of it, even if they are, there’s not a whole lot we can do unless they became so ill that they needed to be euthanized,” he said. “If it’s dried on there, you’d probably have to use some chemical to remove it and that could make matters worse. What will happen, I hope, is that they’ll stay in good health and it’ll shed out, or at least most of it will shed out.”Koch said this is an excellent reminder that bears are out in force right now, and people should be especially aware of what they’re leaving in their yards. Bears, especially cubs, are curious creatures and will get into just about anything, he said.“I would tell everyone to secure their attractants, especially trash, and any kind of food attractant. And then, if they have bear issues, let us know.”As the photos continue to circulate, and the guesses get more outlandish, Koch says they’ll keep on investigating the case of the green bears in Haines.Anyone with information should call Koch at 465-4329 or email carl.koch@alaska.govlast_img read more

Editors Council calls section 32 an attack on democracy

Editors Council calls section 32 an attack on democracy

first_imgEditors` Council calls section 32 an attack on democracyEditors’ Council has asked the government to drop the controversial section 32 of the proposed digital security act.In a statement signed by council’s secretary general, Mahfuz Anam, on Tuesday, the council expressed conviction that if enacted, the law would create an atmosphere of stopping pursuit of journalism independently.”The section 32 of the digital security act that defines [journalism as] digital spying and keeps provision for punishment is an attack on the democratic spirit and the freedom of expression,” the council said.The council members held a meeting chaired by its president Golam Sarwar at The Daily Star centre and discussed in detail the draft of the Digital Security Bill 2018, endorsed by the cabinet.In its statement issued afterwards, the council protested at and expressed concern at the drafting of yet another draconian law, instead of scrapping the controversial section 57 of the ICT Act.The section 32 of the proposed digital security law has equated journalism with spying and kept provision for 14 years of imprisonment for such “offence”.The council recalled that the law minister assured journalists of removing all controversial provisions of ICT and other acts that hinder the journalistic practice.”The proposed law is harsher. It will only shrink the space for independent journalism and expressing opinions,” the council added.The council leaders called on the government to hold talks with stakeholders before passing the law.last_img

Avengers Endgame Clip Reveals Badass Plan of Attack Against Thanos

first_img What to Stream on Amazon Prime This Weekend’Avengers: Endgame’ Director Explains Thanos’ Faceoff With Captain America Stay on target The premiere of Avengers: Endgame is only a couple of weeks away, and Marvel just gifted fans with another movie clip that teased the superheroes’ plan of attack against Thanos.On Monday, Marvel Studios released the brief clip on YouTube, which showed Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), and Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) discussing how they’re going to fight Thanos. Plus, Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) revealed why she missed out on Thanos’ conflict, and why she is willing to help the group now. Avengers: Endgame will premiere in theaters on April 26.In the trailer, Black Widow notices that Thanos has used the Infinity Stones again. While the rest of the group contemplates what to do, Captain Marvel says, “Let’s get him. And, reuse them to get everyone back.”Black Widow adds, “Even if there’s a small chance that we can undo this. We owe it to everyone who’s not in this room to try.”However, this isn’t so easy. There’s the fear that Thanos could once again cause destruction and cause the remaining survivors to miss the opportunity to get their fallen friends back.Thankfully though, Captain Marvel might be able to help the group, even though she wasn’t present during Avengers: Infinity War. When questioned about her absence, she simply replies, “There are a lot of other planets in the universe and unfortunately, they didn’t have you guys.”Marvel didn’t leave any more details on the superheroes’ next moves, so everyone will have to wait until Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26 to see what they have in store for Thanos.More on This New ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer and Get Your Tickets Now‘Avengers: Endgame’ Will Be Marvel’s Longest Superhero FilmMarvel’s ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Posters Reveal Surviving and Fallen Superheroeslast_img read more

He had complained about some tightness in his che

He had complained about some tightness in his che

first_img“He had complained about some tightness in his chest, jokingly, and we always like to give Freddie a hard time,” Palmer said after practice Thursday. “It was kind of funny at first, but it wasn’t very funny after (head athletic trainer Tom Reed) realized the situation and knew something was up, he took over and handled it. Everything, perfectly, and maybe saved his life.”Palmer said it all began just as the team was starting practice Tuesday, even admitting something just “didn’t seem right.”But, he added, Kitchens is a tough guy who never wants to miss a practice, and said they were all thinking the coach was suffering from dehydration or heat exhaustion, not a heart problem.“We had to have the trainers come over and look at him. Freddie’s lucky we have a phenomenal training staff because they knew exactly what to do.”Palmer said the staff knew exactly how to handle the situation. “They knew the personality of Freddie, being stubborn and being a tough guy and hardheaded, and they took over the situation and saved his life,” he said. So now Kitchens is in the hospital recovering, likely itching to get back to the team. Head coach Bruce Arians said Kitchens’ breathing is normal, and is “doing extremely well.” Top Stories Tuesday morning, during an Organized Team Activity, the Arizona Cardinals suffered a real scare.QB coach Freddie Kitchens was feeling some tightness in his chest, and after a while, ended up needing medical attention. He was taken to the hospital where a CT scan showed that he had a defect in his aorta that required surgery, which he had Tuesday night. At practice Thursday, quarterback Carson Palmer talked about what happened. 0 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact In the meantime, assistant head coach/offense Tom Moore will fill in for Kitchens, but as Palmer said, football is pushed to the back of the list when something like this happens.“The first thing I think of is his wife Ginger, she was on the other side of the continent with their girls, and she had to fly in,” he said. “I can’t imagine how scared she was.“Obviously Freddie, he’s pretty tough, he wasn’t too scared going into open-heart surgery. But you start thinking about their families and just the chaos when your family is away from you and they don’t really know what’s going on; they know you’re being rushed to a hospital, being air-evaced out. It’s just scary.” – / 32 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more