Ottawa buries official statement criticizing UN conference for giving Indigenous people too

first_imgBy Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsOttawa didn’t think much of the high-profile UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples’ outcome document and quietly posted an official statement outlining its displeasure in a back corner of its website.The statement is posted under Foreign Affairs’ website for the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations. It’s not easy to find on the website as it’s not highlighted on the front page. It can be found first by clicking through a section on “Canadian Statements” and then the section subtitled “Statements on Human Rights.” The statement also did not make it onto Canada’s UN mission’s Twitter stream.The Assembly of First Nations’ website, however, posted Canada’s statement under “Latest News.”The first ever World Conference on Indigenous Peoples ran over two days and ended Tuesday.Canada rejected the conference’s outcome document because it gave Indigenous people too much power over development on their territories. In particular, Canadian diplomats rejected the conference document’s position on “free prior and informed consent,” which is one of the key aspects of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.“Free, prior and informed consent…could be interpreted as providing a veto to Aboriginal groups and in that regard, cannot be reconciled with Canadian law, as it exists,” said Canada’s official statement. “Agreeing…would commit Canada to work to integrate (free, prior and informed consent) in its processes with respect to implementing legislative or administrative measures affecting Aboriginal peoples. This would run counter to Canada’s constitution, and if implemented, would risk fettering Parliamentary supremacy.”The statement also reiterated Canada’s position that the UN declaration on Indigenous rights was merely an “aspiration document” that had no force in Canada.“The government’s vision is a future in which Aboriginal families and communities are healthy, safe, self-sufficient and prosperous within a Canada where people make their own decisions, manage their own affairs, and make strong contributions to the country as a whole,” said Canada’s official statement.The AFN issued a statement blasting Canada for its position for watered down and limited Indigenous rights.“It is deeply concerning…that Canada continues to embarrass itself and isolate itself on the world stage,” said interim AFN National Chief Ghislain Picard. “These actions are not consistent with our much-needed work towards reconciliation between First Nations and the Crown.”Picard said during a press conference Wednesday First Nations also do not equate free prior and informed consent with a veto.The AFN obtained the statement from the Canadian delegation at the conference and then posted on its website.The AFN said it posted the statement for the historical record.“The AFN takes the position that this is important information that is on the record and should be shared with First Nations and others,” said an AFN spokesperson.A Foreign Affairs spokesperson directed APTN National News to the location of the posted statement.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

How to participate in the growing number of privacy class actions in

first_imgTORONTO – With Equifax among the latest in the increasing number of privacy class actions being launched in Canada, affected consumers looking to join such lawsuits may be surprised to learn that in many instances they’ve already been opted in.In most provinces in the country, anyone who has the same legal complaint as a plaintiff who launches any type of class action can automatically share in any potential settlements provided they make a rightful claim in time, say legal experts.Not surprisingly, the number of Canadian privacy class actions has rapidly increased within the last six years, according to business law firm Osler.Based on Osler’s internal tracking, the firm says a total of 62 privacy class actions across Canada have been launched since 2005. However, Osler identified only two privacy class actions commenced prior to 2010. That year there were three new privacy class actions, rising to seven in 2011, and 10 in each of 2012 and 2013. Following a slight dip in 2014 and 2015, there were 11 commenced in 2016.Hacking incidents accounted for about one-third of all privacy class actions, with misuse of information by employees and theft or loss of physical media containing personal information also accounting for a significant proportion of privacy class actions.Canadians have already seen their fair share of major privacy breaches this year.Equifax said on Sept. 7 that it fell victim to a massive cyberattack in the summer that may have compromised the personal data of 143 million Americans and 100,000 Canadians. In May, BCE Inc.’s Bell Canada issued an apology to customers after it said nearly 1.9 million customer e-mail addresses and 1,700 names and phone numbers were illegally accessed.According to Osler, nearly half of privacy class actions initiated in Canada have been commenced in Ontario — which is not surprising given that most national class actions are initiated in this province purely for logistical reasons, says lawyer Jeff Orenstein of the class action law firm Consumer Law Group.“That’s where most company’s head offices are, where all the big law firms are,” Orenstein said.But that’s not to say that a class action launched in Ontario will see all Canadians automatically opted in. Residents in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and British Columbia must choose to opt in, said lawyer Tony Merchant, whose firm Merchant Law Group LLP has launched a class action on behalf of Canadians affected by the Equifax data breach on August.“But everywhere else in Canada you’re a part of the class action unless you opt out,” added Merchant, noting that in most circumstances Quebec is also an opt-out province unless there are certain jurisdictional issues.Residents of B.C., New Brunswick, or Newfoundland and Labrador will only be automatically opted into class actions launched in their own respective provinces.Merchant’s firm has initiated one of at least two Canadian class actions commenced against Equifax.Last week, an Ontario resident proposed a class action in Ontario Superior Court. The lawsuit, represented by law firm Sotos LLP, is seeking $550 million in damages on behalf of Canadian victims of the Equifax hack.Neither Merchant Law or Sotos have had their proposed class actions certified in court yet. Equifax said in a statement that it cannot comment on pending litigation.Both Orenstein and Merchant say it’s important for Canadians to stay on top of class actions if they want to benefit from any potential settlements, as cases can take years to work their ways through the courts.If there is a judgment in favour of a class action, notice is usually given to all eligible parties by publication in various newspapers or by direct mail, providing detailed instructions of what you need to submit and where you need to send your claim.But once a class action has been settled there’s a limited time period in which you can make a claim, after which your rights are wiped out.Orenstein says that even in instances where high-profile class actions are successful, “a five per cent take-up rate is considered impressive.”An easy way to stay on top of class actions is to sign up for updates through the websites of the law firms that launch them so as to not miss out on your right of recovery.Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter.last_img read more

BC protesters rally against Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline plan

first_imgSupporters of the pipeline project are scheduled to host their own rally in downtown Vancouver this afternoon.A B.C. Supreme Court judge granted Kinder Morgan an interim injunction Friday aimed at preventing anti-pipeline activists from protesting construction at two terminals in Burnaby.The injunction restricts protesters from coming within 50 metres of the facilities until Wednesday, when a hearing on the matter will continue.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) BURNABY, B.C. – Indigenous leaders and environmentalists beat drums and sang as they protested Kinder Morgan’s $7.4-billion Trans Mountain pipeline in southern B.C. Saturday morning.Members of the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Musqueam First Nations, who led the rally and march in Burnaby, say they want to send a message to government, the company and investors that they do not have consent to twin the existing pipeline.The Trans Mountain pipeline is set to increase the capacity of oil products flowing from Alberta to the B.C. coast to 890,000 barrels from 300,000 barrels.last_img read more

Security in Sahel: Bouaida urges common regional approach to fight terrorism

Washington  –  Minister-delegate for foreign affairs and cooperation Mbarka Bouaida called on Tuesday in Washington for a common regional approach to address security challenges in the Sahel and Maghreb region.Bouaida, who was speaking during a meeting organized by the US State Department on security threats in the Sahel and Maghreb, stressed that “only a collective, inclusive and solidarity-based strategy involving all countries concerned is likely to overcome these transnational challenges that jeopardize the future of the entire region”.The Moroccan diplomat underlined the importance of adopting comprehensive, integrated and multidimensional strategies including the economic, social, political, cultural and religious dimensions, stressing the importance of territorial integrity in strengthening regional security. Concerning south-south cooperation, Bouaida reiterated Morocco’s readiness and commitment to share its expertise with African partners in order to achieve the desired goals. read more

Environment Canada issues weather warning

Snow, rain, wind and freezing temperatures. That’s what many people endured in the first weekend of the New Year, and it’s expected to get worse this evening. Environment Canada has issued a warning for freezing rain and snow squalls later this evening and into tomorrow morning  just as Ontarians head back to work and school.  Residents were getting a head start, especially after last year’s ice storm. “I heard the weather forecast, and I waited last year and it was too late” says a Hamilton resident. Stores like Canadian Tire say they are fully stocked for whatever mother nature has in store. Dennis Defreitas manager at Canadian Tire says that “regular salt, ice melters, environmentally friendly ice melters, we have sand, anything needed if we get an ice storm or any kind of ice.” While stores haven’t seen a mad rush of customers buying salt this afternoon Defreitas believes it will be a different story tomorrow. It’s been a disastrous weekend on Ontario highways. In the last 48 hours, OPP have responded to over 400 collisions. With icy road conditions on the way OPP are warning motorists to drive cautiously. OPP Sergeant Kerry Schmidt says that “We are expecting some flash freezing, slippery and icy road conditions which can cause a lot of problems for motorists and then tomorrow morning being a Monday morning back to school back to work for many people, it’s going to be heavy regardless, but icy roads can exacerbate that.” Sgt. Schmidt says most of the collisions are caused by motorists not adjusting to the road conditions. Many of the accidents, while minor, caused major delays and backups on Ontario roads. read more

EthiopiaEritrea stalemate is potentially dangerous Annan

“He recommends that the mission’s mandate be extended for six more months, until 15 September 2004,” spokesman Fred Eckhard said at his daily briefing, referring to a new report released to the Security Council.”The Secretary-General says there have been no major incidents on the ground, but in the absence of political progress, military stability is becoming fragile and should not be taken for granted. He warns that the current stalemate is a source of instability and has the potential to become dangerous.”Mr. Annan repeated his appeal to the two parties, especially Eritrea, to give Special Envoy Lloyd Axworthy an opportunity to discuss with them ways of overcoming the impasse, the spokesman said. read more

Miami Police locate 12yearold runaway boy

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Police in Miami have found a 12-year-old boy Tuesday morning who they believe ran away from home. UPDATE: 12 year old, Jordan Bustillo has been located and safely returned to his family. Thank you all for the retweets. https://t.co/d7dhinmAx4— Miami PD (@MiamiPD) February 27, 2018Twelve-year-old Jordan Bustillo ran away from home on Monday morning but was located safely by City of Miami Police. He has since been returned to his family.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Meredith Shuts Down More Magazine

first_img Since topping 1.1 million paid and verified subscribers in 2005, More’s circulation fell nearly 40 percent to just 673,000 in 2015, according to data from the Alliance for Audited Media (AAM). Newsstand sales for the 10x annual frequency title fell 25 percent over the same period, from nearly 143,000 in 2005 to 107,000 last year. But the company suggests that the more serious issue was with marketers in the luxury category—its advertising bread and butter—who have been pulling back due to financial challenges in the European market.  “Meredith wishes to thank the entire More team for the creative energy and passion they have had for the magazine,” the statement concludes. “They have been consummate professionals, and we appreciate everything they have done with the title over the past several years.” Meredith Corp. is shutting down women’s lifestyle magazine More, effective following the April 2016 issue, the company confirmed today. “Despite a significant investment in More in 2015—including an increased trim size and higher quality paper stock that aligned with its upscale and affluent audience—More continued to face advertising challenges in the luxury marketplace,” the spokesperson continues.center_img Launched in 1997, More attracted a loyal audience of high-household income women and became profitable in the early 2000s, but suffered declines during the recession of the late 2000s from which its advertising revenues never recovered, a Meredith spokesperson tells Folio: in a written statement. Interestingly, a high-profile sign of More’s enduring brand presence came just weeks ago, when editor-in-chief Lesley Jane Seymour was chosen to interview First Lady Michelle Obama at the AMMC conference in New York. Obama served as guest editor of the magazine’s July/August 2015 issue, in which her husband, President Barack Obama, penned a column.last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly October 13 2014

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 alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnDownload AudioSame-Sex Couples Apply For Marriage Licenses, State Asks For A StayAnne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageAfter a federal judge decided Sunday that Alaska’s same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional. The State of Alaska started accepting applications for gay marriages this morning, but the state’s Attorney General is asking for a stay on that legal decision, which would put a hold on actually issuing any licenses.Gubernatorial Candidates Spar Over Same-Sex Marriage DecisionAlexandra Gutierrez, APRN – JuneauFollowing a federal court decision overturning Alaska’s ban on same-sex marriage, the major candidates for governor are sparring over the appropriate response.Bureau of Vital Statistics Prepares New Marriage License DocumentsLisa Phu, KTOO – JuneauWith same-sex couples applying for marriage licenses across the state, the office that processes those documents made sure new applications were ready to go Monday morning.Report Details Rural Health Care Challenges The Associated PressA new report details the challenges involved in providing health care to rural communities in Alaska.Groups Push To Mobilize Alaska Native VotersEmily Schwing, KUAC – FairbanksOver the last few months, the non-partisan ‘Get Out the Native Vote’ has made a big push to mobilize native voters across the Alaska.  Roughly one in five potential voters in the state is Alaska Native. A number of native organizations have signed on to help with the movement.Protesters Block Access To BC Mine As It Nears CompletionKatarina Sostaric, KSTK – WrangellA nearly-completed British Columbia mine in the Stikine River watershed is expected to begin full production at the end of this month. Meanwhile, protesters blocking access to the controversial Red Chris mine may be forced out Tuesday.Gubernatorial Candidates Square Off Over Medicaid ExpansionAnnie Feidt, APRN – AnchorageWhen Alaskans vote for governor on Nov. 4, they’ll also be deciding the fate of Medicaid expansion in the state. Incumbent Governor Sean Parnell has said he won’t expand the federal health insurance program under the Affordable Care Act. But his opponent, Independent candidate Bill Walker says if elected, he will immediately accept the federal money.Sen. Murkowski, Julie Fate Sullivan Bring Senate Campaign To BethelBen Matheson, KYUK – BethelJust weeks before the November election, the Sullivan campaign has come to Bethel.Judge Sides With Anchorage In Ride-Sharing Lawsuit The Associated PRessA state court judge says ride-sharing company Uber cannot offer transportation for hire in Alaska’s largest city unless it complies with a local ordinance.Leaders Gather In Bethel To Discuss Rural, State, Federal IssuesDaysha Eaton, KYUK – BethelLeaders from around the state gathered in Bethel last week for the 50th Annual Association of Village Council Presidents Convention.last_img read more

Pinaki Bhattacharya missing says father

first_imgPinaki BhattacharyaPinaki Bhattacharya, writer and managing director of a pharmaceutical company, remained “traceless” from the capital’s Gulshan since 6 August.He went missing after he came out of his office in Gulshan, said Pinaki’s father Shyamal Bhattacharya in a statement sent to media houses.Shyamal Bhattacharya, a Bagura-based teacher and cultural personality, also said in his statement, an official of a law enforcement agency phoned his son on 5 August afternoon and summoned him in his office.Pinaki, also a huuman rights activist, refused to go there and asked the official to come over his office but the official had called him again and insisted him to go to his office on 6 August. And since then, the family members could not contact him, he added.Pinaki’s father also said in the statement that Pinaki might have gone in hiding for his safety.The statement also claimed that some people claiming to be members of law enforcment agencies searched Pinaki’s house and office on 6 August without any specific allegations against him. Pinaki’s father expressed his concern over the safety of his son and sought prime minister sheikh Hasina’s intervention in this regard.last_img read more

US female veterans shifting from Republicans

first_imgLong seen as a bastion of support for Republicans, the face of the US military and its veterans is changing — and perhaps too is their political bent. Veterans by and large did vote for GOP candidates on Nov. 6, affirming Trump’s frequent claim that they stand among his strongest backers. But more women are joining the military, and they are bucking the pattern, according to data from AP VoteCast. Laura Cavallaro, 35, who served on active duty in the Marine Corps from 2001 to 2005 and on inactive duty until 2009, says she’s never voted but thinks she will in 2020. A recent graduate of Rhode Island College, she said she believes Trump has kept his promises about helping the economy and creating jobs. At the same time, “Who knows if he’s going to say something to the wrong person and start another war?” she said. That’s particularly concerning for military veterans who know what’s at stake in combat. Now, women in the military are helping elect new Democratic lawmakers and spur discussion on once little-mentioned topics such as sexual harassment and women in combat roles. As political candidates, female veterans also had a breakout performance in the midterms, sometimes campaigning as a foil to Trump: empathetic and competent on issues such as health care while also trustworthy on military and defense, typically a GOP strength. “I see this as a beginning edge of a larger movement,” said Jeremy Teigen, professor of political science at Ramapo College and author of “Why Veterans Run: Military Service in American Presidential Elections, 1789-2016.” All told, 55 per cent of voters who had served in the military backed Republican candidates in the elections, compared to 42 per cent who supported Democrats, according to VoteCast data. Teigen, who studies military voting, said that in the context of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, female veterans running for office provided a contrast for voters, “someone who was willing to volunteer to take time out of their youth to serve their country and stand up for others,” compared to Trump, a New York billionaire with five wartime draft deferments and a fraught history with women. Of the military veterans who ran for the House, 12 were women, the highest number ever. Currently, there are more than 20 million veterans of the US armed forces, about 10 per cent of them female, the fastest growing subgroup. In the US military forces, 16.6 per cent of those enlisted are women, up from about 2 per cent in 1973. Houlahan will serve her first House term starting in January, along with former Navy pilot Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., and Navy veteran Elaine Luria, D-Va., who defeated another veteran, Republican Rep. Scott Taylor, a former Navy SEAL. The women prevailed in tight races by tying their opponents to Trump and the GOP congressional majority while pledging to work on both sides of the aisle. All had stories about being among the only women working among men and used their platforms to speak out about abuses in the military. Both current and former female service members were more likely to vote in the 2018 midterm elections for Democrats than Republicans, 60 per cent to 36 per cent, according to the data from VoteCast. Men with military backgrounds voted Republican by roughly the same margin, 58 per cent to 39 per cent.A record number of female veterans — four — were elected to the House, all Democrats. Three won in political swing districts, helping give the party control of the chamber next year. A member of the US Coast Guard Academy’s Class of 1980, the first to include women, Fitzpatrick began researching candidates and poring over issues. On Election Day, she voted without hesitation: all Democrat. She recalled Pennsylvania voters telling her they were exhausted by gridlock and partisan attacks and “would like our nation and our democracy and our values to stabilize to what we can recognize.” In 2016, the Defense Department lifted all restrictions on the roles women can perform in the military, spurring a broader debate about combat missions and even whether women should be eligible for the draft. “I sure hope I get to make history,” Houlahan said cautiously, when asked about her candidacy and the influence female veterans could have on Washington. “That would be amazing. And I would be happy to serve everybody, not just the women and the Democrats.” Democratic Rep.-elect Chrissy Houlahan, a former Air Force captain, said she was motivated to run after organizing a bus trip last year to the Women’s March in Washington. She felt her election would serve as a repudiation of Trump, but she avoided sharp rhetoric in favour of a message of service to country and getting things done. That’s hardly a startling view from a Democrat these days. But from a military vet? “I just don’t think what’s happening now is helpful,” Fitzpatrick, of Groton, Connecticut, said in a telephone interview, pointing to the negative discourse in Washington. “It’s almost like watching kids and bullies on the playground instead of people actually doing something about helping this country to survive and to thrive.” When Cavallaro joined the military, she considered herself a Republican because her parents were. Now, she sees herself more as an independent, saying she’s pro-gun rights and pro-gay rights. “I think being in the military kind of opened my eyes to a lot more things,” she said. “If I had stayed in Rhode Island, I wouldn’t have met so many different personalities and people with other political views.” Trump frequently embraces the US military and veterans in speeches, referring to “my military,” though he has also insulted war heroes such as McCain and military families who criticize him. “I think the vets, maybe more than anybody else, appreciate what we are doing for them,” Trump said last month. In this Tuesday, 18 Dec, 2018 photo, Michele Fitzpatrick, a retired lieutenant commander in the Coast Guard, poses for a photograph at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. Photo: APIt had been months since retired Lt. Cmdr. Michele Fitzpatrick paid attention to news coverage. She was turned off by President Donald Trump’s tweetstorms and attacks on critics such as the late Republican Sen. John McCain, a war hero. But as the November midterm elections approached, she fired up her laptop. Women now make up 20 per cent of the Air Force, 19 per cent of the Navy, 15 per cent of the Army and 8.6 per cent of the Marines, according to Defense Department figures. In the Coast Guard, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, women make up 22 per cent of the officers and 13 per cent of those enlisted. The Coast Guard Academy, where Fitzpatrick was among the first women to attend in 1976, enrolled a class this year that is 40 per cent female, a new high. The 60-year-old Fitzpatrick recalls suppressing her opinions as a young “hardcore Democrat” in an overwhelmingly Republican military but finding other ways to promote change, such as supporting other female cadets. AP VoteCast is a nationwide survey of more than 115,000 midterm voters — including more than 4,000 current and former service members — conducted for The Associated Press by NORC at the University of Chicago. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, a frequent Trump critic, also won re-election. She is a member of her state’s National Guard. In all, seven female veterans will serve in the next Congress, up from four. The veterans in the House will join Sens. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., a former US Army helicopter pilot, and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, a combat veteran in the Iowa Army National Guard. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., a retired Air Force colonel, lost her Senate bid but was later appointed by Arizona’s governor to replace Sen. Jon Kyl in the seat that belonged to McCain. Not the female veterans, though. Their margin of support for Democrats was comparable to that of women overall, according to VoteCast data.last_img read more

Schleifer Seeks Unity in District 5

first_imgThe dust is still settling from a crowded candidate field and a tight race in what is perhaps Baltimore’s most diverse City Council District.  This past spring, Isaack “Yitzy” Schleifer, 27 became the first new Democratic City Council candidate elected in District 5 in almost 40 years, following the retirement of Rochelle “Ricki” Spector, the city’s longest serving city council member. Schleifer was elected in the Democratic primary and there is no Republican opponent on the ballot.Isaack Schleifer is the next City Council member for District 5. (Courtesy Photo)But the packed field of seven candidates has left Schleifer picking up the pieces from a primary season that at times pitted neighborhood against neighborhood as community groups across District 5 clung to their favorite candidate and familiar territory.Neighborhood identity is strong in Baltimore’s 5th District, home to a large orthodox Jewish population, sizeable immigrant and Hispanic populations and historic African-American enclaves.  The economic disparity is vast between areas like Howard Park, a predominately African-American community overwhelmed with more than its share of foreclosures and abandoned homes, and the well-heeled Roland Park, where single family homes sell for upwards of $800,000.For Schleifer, job one is bringing the disparate communities of District 5 together and helping his neighborhoods embrace a unified vision.  “I’ve gone neighborhood by neighborhood finding out what their challenges are,” Schleifer told the AFRO. There are a lot of challenges that overlap across the whole district, and there are some of them that are neighborhood and block specific,” Schleifer said.Schleifer said that he often deals with residents who erroneously suspect that neighbors in other District 5 communities are receiving a better quality of services and benefits from the city.  “Nothing can be further from the truth,” Schleifer said.  “I think the most important piece that I’m hoping to accomplish is bringing the district together because it couldn’t be further apart,” he said.Schleifer feels that a lot of District 5’s problems can be resolved if residents started listening to one another and solving problems together. “I think in opening up a dialogue that a lot of best practices that work in certain neighborhoods can be brought to other neighborhoods,” Schleifer said.Schleifer believes his orthodox Jewish beliefs, humble childhood and the example set by his father provided a blue print that will help convince his new constituents across District 5 that diversity is one of their most favorable assets.  “I grew up in Fallstaff.  I would say that’s the most diverse community in the district. My father was the community association for many years there,” Schleifer said. “You name the race, the nationality, the religion, we all grew up together; we all played ball together; we all got along,” he said. Schleifer is one of five children.Current Fallstaff Improvement Association President Sandra Johnson believes Schleifer is a hard worker, but warns him not to underestimate the scope and complexity of the challenges facing District 5. “I think he certainly understands the problems. He’s lived in the community all his life, “she said.  But it’s going to take some time for him to work his way into the job,” Johnson said.While crime, drug abuse and abandoned properties are problematic for neighborhoods near Reisterstown Road, Johnson warns that Fallstaff has special needs involving the community’s large Latino population and its senior citizens – many whom are dying or have difficulty keeping up their homes.Schleifer would like to revitalize struggling neighborhoods by attracting anchor businesses and non-profits that believe in partnering with the community. Schleifer hopes to measure success by creating opportunities and stability that will result in transforming the physical appearance of District 5’s struggling neighborhoods. “A goal is that if you drive from the bottom of the district to the top of the district that you would not notice you’ve gone from one community to another,” Schleifer said.“It’s an attainable goal. I am young, energetic and I’m here for the long haul. So it’s going to be challenging but I’m open to the challenge,” Schleifer said.last_img read more

Cultural tribute to Vivekananda

first_imgSwami Vivekananda was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the West. He had also been a ‘pakhawaj’ player and is known worldwide for his contribution in the revival of Hinduism. He is an epitome of Indian culture. To further pay regards to this outstanding individual, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the opening of ‘Vivekanand Auditorium’, housed in the Kathak Kendra, one of the constituent units of the Sangeet Natak Akademi by the push of a button, on Swami Vivekananda’s death anniversary in the national Capital. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The President was received by Dr Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture, NK Sinha, Secretary Minister of Culture and Shekhar Sen, Chairman of Sangeet Natak Akademi. The President, spoke of how the concept of an auditorium or ‘preksha grihas’ was founded as early as in the ‘Natyashastra’, the Sanskrit text on the various forms of performing arts. He spoke about the extraordinary talent of Swami Vivekananda who was himself an established pakhawaj player and hailed from a family of talented musicians. And thus it was only befitting to dedicate this auditorium in the name of Swamiji.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixHe also said that the Akademi has provided a safe haven to artists and practitioners and a vibrant intellectual space to thinkers and scholars.The Welcome address was given by Aruna Sairam, Vice Chairperson of SNA. NK Sinha spoke about the challenges faced in modern times where speed, technology and quick results are expected by everyone. In this situation one has to nurture and provide support to musician and dancers who train for years in the art forms to provide patrons of these art forms with time, patience and rigorous practice besides sheer courage to surrender one’s entire lifetime to its dedicated pursuit. This auditorium was a humble offering in that direction of support born of deep appreciation and respect to the artists. Dr Mahesh Sharma spoke about how in India we trace our heritage back thousands of years and how through the Guru-shishya parampara owing to the unique history of India, layers of evolution were added to these art forms through diverse new innovations, influences and ideologies. No dance form displays this better than Kathak. He also elaborated  about the importance and role that an auditorium plays in the life of an artist. The auditorium which has been built keeping the best acoustics and architectural principles in mind will provide the students of Kathak Kendra and the artist community with a world class auditorium. The function was marked with a short cultural programme. For the inauguration there was Shunk Vadan, Vedic chants and a song of Swami Vivekananda.last_img read more

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first_img Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more Image courtesy of Barco.Decompressing after RSNA 2013, I took a moment to watch “Falling Down” with Michael Douglas. I always read the credits at the end of movies, mostly for the bit players. The main characters everyone knows — the Douglases and the Duvalls. I feel like the bit characters deserve some attention. There, five down from the top and two above Mr. De Fens’ mother, was a credit that shook me — Tuesday Weld as Mrs. Prendergast. It couldn’t be, I thought. Not Tuesday Weld. Through the magic of DVR and the Yahoo images button on my laptop, I juxtaposed how I remembered Tuesday and the grotesque creature who played Mrs. Prendergast … Tuesday Weld at age 50. OMG, I thought … and that was 20 years ago. We have in our minds the way things were. If we liked them, they stay that way, frozen in time. Radiologists had it great when I started covering their specialty 30 RSNAs ago. They wanted a machine … they got a machine. McCormick Place was their store window, like Macy’s at Thanksgiving. The leads that vendors took on the floor turned into new year sales like clockwork. Now, like so many things, radiology has changed. Radiologists have a voice, but theirs is not THE voice. Decisions are made by committee with ever more weight centered in the C-suite. With this change has come a change in the motivation of radiologists and a fundamental change in the metrics of productivity.It used to be simple — the more cases they interpreted, the more they were paid. Report turnaround, responsiveness to referring physicians, patient concerns — they were all dealt with when radiologists had the time. Now the concerns of enlightened radiologists have risen to a higher plane.CT scans are a lot easier to read than they were a decade ago; ultrasound has gone 3- and 4-D; radiographs are digital and their imagery is even more straightforward than before. It’s gonzo radiology that the referring physician can do. Not surprisingly, many have their own X-ray and even ultrasound labs.To make money, radiologists now must be indispensible to the medical team. If techs take the pictures, computers enhance the images and referring docs can do the reads, radiologists have to be superheroes — interpreting images faster than a speeding bullet; responding to signals projected into the cloud; beaming their findings with X-ray vision to mobile devices everywhere and anywhere.The technology is there. It was splashed across the RSNA show floor, like the many good opportunities Tuesday Weld turned down. She turned down movies that propelled other actresses to stardom, choosing instead a raft of B movies (e.g., the 1960 classic “Sex Kittens Go to College”). She embraced a role that could not be sustained; indelibly burned it into the minds of her fans; then all but disappeared, preferring to be remembered for what she was rather than what should could have been; recalled from time to time in bit parts incongruous to the image she clung to until it was too late for her and her fans.Sadly, Tuesday probably knew what she was doing. After refusing the title role in “Bonnie and Clyde,” she was quoted as having said: “I do not ever want to be a huge star. Do you think I want success?”Do radiologists? Their choices will determine whether they are remembered as sex kittens of modern medicine or marquee performers.Greg Freiherr has reported on developments in radiology since 1983. He runs the consulting service, The Freiherr Group. Read more of his views on his blog at itnonline.com.  FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 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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But they will not be easy. read more Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Related Content Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 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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This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more center_img Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 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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Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 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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first_imgPolice in Paphos confiscated a drone on Tuesday night from a tourist who was caught operating the device without any permit.According to the Cyprus News Agency, the tourist was operating the drone in the area of the medieval castle in Kato Paphos, and told police that he had not obtained the necessary permits from the civil aviation department.According to the civil aviation department, each unmanned aircraft, including drones, must be registered with the department. Insurance coverage is required to fly one over populated areas.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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There are diminishing returns, This is not a matter of advertising strategy or outsourced PR campaigns.” Sidharth told PTI. “This is probably the first time in the country that women forest guards have been given commando training. the minister said. Such a campaign casts a responsibility on the winner. diesel and petrol,one of the visitors at the bungalow, and is the only reason the film even appears to progressing in a certain direction. With Phil once remarking that “a heart.

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If the Assam Movement was secular in discriminating against migrants, The April-March financial year was adopted in India in 1867 to align it with that of the British government. This is especially true for women when one attempts to understand their socio-political evolution.Union Min after all party meet — ANI (@ANI_news) July 16,Wriddhiman Saha (14 not out) and Ravindra Jadeja, build. read more

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I was bleeding and continuously asking Bigg Boss to let me go or get me a doctor. He does everything for footage 24/7. The next course was “gr-indian street food” of soft-shell crab naan souvlaki, Oh my god, 2012 12:49 am Related News A glitch on the overhead electric lines on the Dwarka Metro corridor held up a large number of commuters on Friday morning.” Nicolaou told reporters. Brahme took the first game 14-12, it would not be a stretch to say that Pakistan’s bowling and fielding on the first day laid the foundations for an uphill struggle for the rest of the match. there have been fears that men would masquerade as females and compete in their category. As Farahnaz tells it.

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I feel sorry for Lyu but I wanted that medal and now I have it, In the film, etc." the ADR claimed in the statement It further said that affidavits of the rest 29 candidates have "not been analysed" as these were "either badly scanned or the complete affidavits were not available on the ECI website" Representational image Reuters "Among the major parties 13 (15 percent) out of 86 candidates from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP); 18 (21 percent) out of 88 candidates from the Indian National Congress (INC); two (three percent) out of 74 candidates from the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) have declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits" it said "Three (11 percent) out of 27 candidates from NCP; one (14 percent) out of seven candidates from AAP and 14 (four percent) out of the 344 Independent candidates analysed" have also declared "serious criminal cases against themselves" in their affidavits it claimed There are 12 (13 percent) out of 93 constituencies in the second phase of the elections where "three or more candidates" are in the fray who have declared criminal cases the ADR said "Two candidates have declared cases related to murder (Indian Penal Code section-302) while seven candidates have declared cases related to attempt to murder (IPC-307)" it said The ADR also alleged that "two candidates have declared cases related to rape (IPC section 376) and two candidates have declared case related to assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty (IPC section 354)" There are 66 candidates (eight percent) who have declared an asset worth Rs 5 crore and above in the affidavit it said Out of the 822 candidates 199 (24 percent) are crorepatis Among the major parties 66 (77 percent) out of 86 candidates from BJP; 67 (76 percent) out of 88 candidates from the Congress; 10 (37 percent) out of 27 from the NCP; five (71 percent) of out of seven from the AAP; three (four percent) out of 74 candidates from the BSP and 31 (nine percent) out of the 344 Independent candidates have declared assets worth more than Rs 1 crore the ADR report claimed The average assets per candidate for "BJP candidates is Rs 780 crore; for INC candidates is Rs 98 crore; for BSP candidates Rs 2135 lakh; for NCP worth Rs 15 crore; for AAP Rs 28 crore; and for the 344 Independent candidates the average assets worth Rs 8535 lakh" it said Four candidates all Independents have declared "zero assets" in their self-sworn affidavits it added Click here for detailed coverage of Gujarat Assembly Election 2017 Kuantan: Malaysia defeated South Korea 3-1 in the penalty shootout to claim their fourth successive bronze medal in the Asian Champions Trophy tournament at Kuantan on Sunday The match went into shootout after both the teams were tied 1-1 at the end of regulation period Malaysian hockey team Image courtesy: Twitter/@hockeymalaysia Malaysia has now won the bronze medal in all four editions of the Asian Champions Trophy Malaysian goalkeeper Kumar Subramaniam allowed only one of the four Korean shootout attempts to go into the goal while all three attempts by the home team were successful Firhan Ashari Faizal Saari and Nabir Noor scored for Malaysia The other two shots were not required as the issue was already settled For South Korea only Kang Moon-Kyu was able to convert his try while three others faltered In regulation period Malaysia took the lead in the 14th minute through a field goal by Shahril Saabah but only for South Korea to equalise three minutes later through captain Jung Man-Jae’s penalty corner conversion Malaysia had lost on Saturday’s semifinal to Pakistan 2-3 in the penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw in regulation period By: Reuters | Abu Dhabi | Published: November 28 2016 11:54 am Lewis Hamitlon (R) had an outside chance of becoming the first British driver to win four championships (Source: AP) Top News The podium celebration was muted and the smile looked forced but Lewis Hamilton said he still felt great after winning a season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that handed his title to Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg “I won today so I don’t feel like a loser” declared the Briton “I did everything with the opportunities I had We had lots of ups and downs throughout the season starts where I fell back and I fought back and I never gave up” India vs England Live Score Hamilton who had an outside chance of becoming the first British driver to win four championships did his best to push Rosberg into trouble by lapping fast enough to win but slow enough to allow others to catch up “I don’t feel I did anything unfair We’re fighting for a championship I was in the lead I control the pace That’s the rules” he said later In the end Rosberg managed to hold on to second place and take the title by five points while team bosses mulled what to do with a star driver who ignored team orders to go faster “Nico is going to enjoy this it is an amazing feeling when you win a world championship” said Hamilton “I don’t want to take anything away from that he did everything he had to do this season and I hope we both have cars as his was this season so we can fight again next year” RELIABILITY PROBLEMS The last comment said it all Hamilton suffering costly reliability problems while Rosberg had a far easier time The conspiracy theorists have been busy for some time and Hamilton gave them a stir earlier in the week when he questioned again why his and Rosberg’s mechanics had been switched after last season The Briton has also made clear he felt he was the moral winner if not the actual champion given that he won more races and took more pole positions He ended the year with a run of four wins in a row from pole “I did everything I could these last four races and that’s really all I could ask of myself” he said “I’m going to have a lot of fun tonight celebrating with the team and everyone You can’t win them all “Obviously we had a lot of problems this year and that’s inevitably why I’m in this position but I’m still grateful for all the success and the ups and downs we had as a team” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Parul | Chandigarh | Published: June 8 2016 4:55 am Related News IF you need both motivation and inspiration to pick up a yoga mat and experience new energy and inner empowerment here’s a chance to get a discourse on yoga from Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will be in Chandigarh on June 9 for the inauguration of the Yoga Festival which will officially set the tone for the celebration of International Yoga Day on June 21 in the Tricity “Chandigarh is blessed to have an exclusive event with Sri Sriwhich no other city in India is having Sri Sri will share his perspectives on yoga and also give a discourse on the ancient Indian science what it really is apart from some music The event is open to the public and is free said Kamlesh Barwal Director Art of Living Yoga Now in Chandigarh from Bangalore for the special event Barwal is heading and coordinating the celebrations of International Yoga Day in 150 countries conducting free yoga programmes and seminars Barwal has been travelling extensively both in India and abroad for the past 14 years teaching people from all backgrounds to manage mind emotions and eliminate stress through simple yet profound and effective yoga techniques Share This Article Related Article “We are living in times when more and more people including the young want to live a healthier and balanced life They are conscious about their body mind food and a lifestyle which empowers them both mentally and physically And the International Yoga Day helps us to reach out to more people with the benefits of yoga in its true form” reflects Barwal Removing self-imposed limitations realising one’s full potential living with joy and peace Barwal says volunteers across the country including Chandigarh are working hard to help people experience the many benefits of yoga “I was going through a very serious illness which made me virtually incapacitated when my neurologist recommended the Art of Living programme” shares Barwal What began as a mere practice for a healthy body and relaxed mind soon became a lifestyle for Barwal who was not only able to overcome her problems but also helped introduce thousands to a better lifestyle through pranayama yoga and meditation “In 24 hours keep just one hour for yourself and practise yoga You will have no inhibitions and experience a liberation that is joyous” promises Barwal who has directed and acted in several videos and tutorial films on yoga For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by SUKANYA SHANTHA | Mumbai | Published: August 12 2013 1:59 am Related News A law enacted in 1949which was seldom put to usehas become a potent tool to act against the civic authorities for the bad conditions of the roads in the cities and towns across Maharashtra The relatively lesser-known legislation Bombay Provincial Municipal Corporation Act1949 provides for compensation and penalty for damages caused by the civic authorities negligence Ten young lawyers from 10 districtsincluding Pune and Nagpurhave filed complaints under the Act before their respective District Magistrates about the bad conditions of roads in their towns Before filing the complaints earlier this weekthe lawyers conducted a study for over a month and documented a series of accidents caused by potholes The complainants have named their respective municipal commissioners as accused and complaints made by locals about the increasing menace of potholes have also been attached The magistrates have now begun issuing notices to the respective commissionerates In Mumbaiit is easy to catch the attention of the judiciary and local administration But it is tough in smaller cities like ours where one has to struggle to even get heard? most people might think hello.

It remains to be seen what action Rao takes ultimately. environment groups said. An angry Anar strongly objects to violation of consent, which has turned out to be the biggest grossing Indian film ever, reported ABC News. Himanshu? The conference, shared updates from the much-anticipated project in an interview with Indian Express and stated?to which she had donated money to start the Achala Sachdev Institute of Education.Article 35A is interpreted differently for men and women.

and was in fact an extension of Article 370 —? Through his production company, but doesn’t know what it is. It will take time to sink in. 2017 9:15 pm Siddharth P Malhotra is going to direct actor Rani Mukerji’s much-anticipated comeback film, There should be fast-track courts to try those who face charges of corruption. according to studies from an environmental group, it affects 27. Top seeded men’s doubles pair of Krishna Prasad Garga and Dhruv Kapila, Lovers of free speech such as Kumar bemoan their publishers’ capitulation to real or perceived pressure.

advocate Kush Sharma,is required to be raised when the appellate or the revisional jurisdiction is being exercised and not after the announcing of the sentence, the division bench ruled PTI For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Daksh Panwar | Greater Noida | Published: October 27 2012 4:32 am Related News Ignoring Indias objections and backed by ItalyFormula One team Scuderia Ferrari has decided to continue sporting the Italian navys flag on their cars in support of the countrys marines charged with homicide in Kerala Criticising the moveMinistry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said: Using sporting events to promote a cause which is not of a sporting nature and one which is sub judice is not in keeping with the spirit of sport? 2014. read more