New Name for Francophone University

first_imgEducation Minister Jamie Muir introduced legislation today, April20, to change the name of Université Sainte-Anne — Collège del’Acadie to Université Sainte-Anne. “We’re pleased to respond to the request from the board ofgovernors of Université Sainte-Anne — Collège de l’Acadie,” saidMr. Muir. The board of governors approved the name change on Jan. 17, 2004,and the formal request for the necessary legislation was made onOct. 6, 2004. -30-last_img read more

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Judge Pipeline owners trespassed but work can continue

first_imgNEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana judge says a company building an oil pipeline through south Louisiana trespassed on the land of three people challenging the construction — but he allowed the work to continue and awarded each of the three $150 in compensation and damages.Judge Keith Comeaux’s ruling Thursday disappointed opponents of the nearly complete Bayou Bridge Pipeline, who said they would appeal.Opponents had hoped the St. Martinville-based judge would order the pipeline removed from the relatively small amount of land involved, a fraction of a 38-acre (15-hectare) tract. Barring that, they had hoped for a major damage award to discourage what they said was the illegal taking of land.Energy Transfer Partners, the project owner, has said the 162-mile (260-kilometre) pipeline is expected to be operational by year’s end.Kevin McGill, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Egypt’s Project To Sell Citizenship To Wealthy Arabs Stirs Controversy

Rabat – The Egyptian government is under fire for a new proposal to sell Egyptian citizenship to foreign investors at a price tag starting at $250,000. The proposal has stirred a controversy in Egypt as activists and several politicians labeled it a “humiliation to the country.”Amid Egypt’s crisis-ridden economy, the Egyptian government has reportedly proposed a new “serious” project to raise revenue that involves selling Egyptian citizenship to foreign investors. The proposal has been touted as a solution to the deteriorating investment climate in the country, according to local media outlets. According to Almasry Alyoum, the proposal is the brainchild of Mohammad Sameh, the head of the Arab Union for Direct Investment.The Egyptian government has recently begun discussing ways to set up an investment fund whose capital would be raised through financial contributions by Gulf’ states as well as Arabs and foreigners keen on acquiring Egyptian nationality, the source added.The proposal stirred controversy in Egypt as it has come under the local media’s spotlight recently. The Egyptian government has received harsh criticism from activists and politicians alike.Several politicians and activists labeled the proposal as a political insult to Egypt.  Vice president of the Popular Alliance Party, Medhat Zahid, said the proposal “allows granting Egyptian citizenship to those who can afford its price, rather than granting it free of charge to certain people who deserve it.”Almasry Alyoum quoted Mustafa Tawil, a member of the High Commission for the Al-Wafd Party, as saying “Mohammad Sameh’s proposal is a farce.”“The Egyptian government should neither discuss nor accept this proposal that humiliates Egypt. Under this proposal, Egyptian citizenship will become a trade commodity, which is completely unacceptable.”Mustafa Tawil pointed out that the proposal might be used by Israeli agents to obtain Egyptian citizenship in order to enjoy the right of political participation in Egypt.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

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UN force commander holds talks with Lebanese and Israeli military officials

Maj.-Gen. Claudio Graziano, Force Commander of UNIFIL, held the meeting at the UN Position at the border crossing at Ras Al Naqoura, UN spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters.She said the Force Commander was encouraged with the general approach of the two sides and their determination to adhere to the relevant provisions of the Security Council resolution that ended last year’s war between Israel and Hizbollah.Today’s discussion focused on how to carry out the provisions of that resolution, especially concerning violations of the Blue Line, with a view to preventing further incidents. They also looked at the security arrangements for the northern part of the village of Ghajar. 9 October 2007The military chief of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today met with senior officials from both the Lebanese and the Israeli armies to discuss recent violations of the Blue Line between the two countries, the marking of the line and the temporary security arrangements for a key border village. read more

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Impasse at UN disarmament talks reflects overall stagnation in arms control UN

Sergei Ordzhonikidze, Director-General of the UN Office at Geneva and the Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament, told a press conference that while the forum had begun its 2002 session with new hopes generated by the reaffirmation of multilateralism as the core principle of negotiations, it was unable to overcome the long-lasting impasse over its programme of work.Despite this lack of progress, however, Mr. Ordzhonikidze voiced the hope that the Conference would be able to overcome its present stalemate and make use of its great potential to the fullest extent possible. “Frankly speaking, I hope we will be able to overcome this impasse,” he said. “I am optimistic about this.”During its third and last session of the year, the Geneva-based forum discussed a proposal by five former Conference Presidents that attempts to bridge the gaps between Member States on the main stumbling blocks – the prevention of an arms race in outer space and nuclear disarmament. The proposal had enjoyed broad support and would be further explored during preparations for next year’s session, Mr. Ordzhonikidze said.Although the Conference was frozen in its work, it was still regarded by the international community as the indispensable forum for arms control and disarmament negotiations, he stressed, noting that top political and technical experts were representing the Member States. He added that enormous intellectual and political potential at the Conference should be preserved and put into good use in the interest of international peace and security. read more

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On World Telecommunication Day Annan calls for eliminating digital divide

“Access to information and technological know-how is essential if the world is to defeat hunger, protect the environment and achieve the other Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agreed by Heads of State and Government at the United Nations Millennium Summit in 2000,” Mr. Annan said in a message marking World Telecommunication Day. “But to harness this potential, we need to forge global partnerships for development between governments, the private sector, civil society and the United Nations system,” he added. The MDGs seek to halve poverty and improve access to health care, education and sanitation among other targets by 2015.“Today, many people could not imagine daily life without the use of increasingly sophisticated information and communication technologies (ICTs), from television and radio to the mobile telephone and the Internet,” Mr. Annan said. “Yet for millions of people in the world’s poorest countries, there remains a ‘digital divide’ excluding them from the benefits of ICTs.” He noted that last December, at the first phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Geneva, leaders set out a shared vision of how the world can eliminate the digital divide in content and physical infrastructure in preparation for the second phase in Tunis next year. “On World Telecommunication Day, let us resolve to do all we can to lead the way to a truly open, inclusive and prosperous telecommunications age,” he concluded. read more

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Spike Lee launches online Kickstarter campaign hoping to raise 125 million for

Spike Lee launches online Kickstarter campaign hoping to raise $1.25 million for his next film AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – The next Spike Lee joint will be a Kickstarter production.Following in the footsteps of “Veronica Mars” and Zach Braff, Lee has launched an online campaign to help fund his next feature film. The Brooklyn filmmaker on Monday unveiled his bid to raise $1.25 million over the next month using the fundraising site Kickstarter.Lee offered few details on the film, but said it would be about “the addiction of blood.”The 56-year-old director said he was inspired to crowd-source the film after hearing from a student of his that the “Veronica Mars” movie raised $5.7 million on Kickstarter, and Braff’s film pulled in $3.1 million. Said Lee in a video posted on his Kickstarter page: “When I heard about that, I said, ‘Oh, snap!’”Though filmmakers including David Fincher have been involved with Kickstarter projects, Lee, the director of “Do the Right Thing” and “Malcolm X” is easily the most established filmmaker yet to use the service to raise money for a feature. His remake of the 2003 South Korean thriller “Oldboy” is to be released in October.Kickstarter, which takes a percentage of donations, has found both supporters enamoured by the ability to circumvent the usual means of film production, and critics who call it digital panhandling and lament that backers, unlike typical film investors, get no cut of any eventual grosses.In a video message, Lee said the current climate is difficult an independent filmmakers and the only way to insure your vision gets on screen “is when you bring the money to the table.”“Super Heroes, Comic Books, 3-D Special EFX, Blowing up the Planet Nine Times and Fly through the Air while Transforming is not my Thang,” wrote Lee. “To me it’s not just that these Films are being made but it seems like these are the only films getting made.”Contribution levels range up to $10,000, which earns a trip with Lee to a New York Knicks game in his courtside seats.“Do you wish to see Human Beings dealing with each other on a Human Level?” implored Lee. “How many more explosions with Ear splitting Sound Effects can you take? C’mon People, please get behind this Joint.”___Online:___Follow AP Entertainment Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/jake_coyle by Jake Coyle, The Associated Press Posted Jul 22, 2013 3:14 pm MDT read more

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CP Rail says North America headed for either mergers or gridlock

by News Staff Posted Oct 22, 2014 7:46 am MDT The CEO of Canada Pacific Railway said he wouldn’t rule the Calgary based company out as a takeover candidate.Hunter Harrison tells The Globe and Mail North America is headed to gridlock unless mergers between train companies occur. He says the number of cars on the tracks is increasing but new infrastructure is being stifled by public resistance.As far as mergers go, Harrison said CP Rail could work as the buyer or the seller. The comments come after merger talks ended between CP and Florida-based CSX Corp. that would have given the Canadian company access to rail lines at major U.S. oil refineries. CP Rail says North America headed for either mergers or gridlock AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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The Worst College Football Game In The Worst College Football Town

Alabama vs. Auburn, Florida vs. Florida State, Michigan vs. Ohio State. Those are the types of college football rivalries from which sports legends are made. This weekend on the northern tip of Manhattan in New York City (known for having the lowest percentage of college football fans in the nation), a different type of history will be produced. The 0-8 Cornell Big Red will visit the 0-8 Columbia Lions. It’s a game sure to be memorable not because the two teams are so good, but because both of them are so bad.I’m a Columbia Lions football fan. I listen to their games on WKCR-FM. I’m attending Saturday’s game against Cornell. I went to every home game from 1994 to 2000, and I treasure an autographed photo with then-Lions and later NFL star Marcellus Wiley.But Columbia enters the game with statistics that resemble those of a peewee football team dropped into the NFL. Columbia has scored more than seven points in only one game this season. Last week against Harvard, the Lions suffered the ultimate embarrassment: getting shut out 45-0.The away team hasn’t been much better. Only against Princeton has Cornell put up more than 16 points in a game, and the Big Red still managed to score fewer points in that game, 27, than Columbia’s highest point total this year (28). Last week, Cornell went down 42-7 against Dartmouth, and that wasn’t even their worst defeat of the season so far.Not surprisingly, of the 121 teams in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS, formerly known as Division I-AA) for which the NCAA provides statistics, Columbia is dead last in offensive points per game at 8.6. Cornell is not far behind, at No. 113, scoring only 12.9 points per game. In point differential (points scored minus points allowed), Columbia ranks No. 118 with -31.2. Cornell is ranked No. 114 with -21.5.The wretchedness goes beyond the scoreboard, though. In each facet of the game, these two teams have been exceptionally awful.The Lions rank last in the FCS with 51.3 rushing yards per game (YPG). Cornell comes in at No. 117 with 88 YPG.When it comes to passing, Columbia and Cornell are deceptively bad. Columbia has passed for 221.6 YPG (good for a rank of No. 52), while Cornell has passed for 179.3 YPG (good for No. 88). Of course, both teams have almost always been behind, so they have to pass in an effort to catch up. Passer efficiency, which takes into account pass attempts, completions, interceptions, touchdowns and yards, places Columbia No. 120 out of 121 and Cornell just slightly better at No. 103.The defenses aren’t much better. Columbia has given up 273.8 YPG on the ground (No. 120). Cornell has done better, at 189.1 YPG, but that still ranks only 84th. In passing defense, Columbia ranks No. 100 with 246.9 YPG, and Cornell lags at No. 106 with 262 YPG. In passer efficiency defense, Columbia comes in at No. 100 and Cornell at No. 118.Finally, there’s special teams. Both teams have made only two field goals all year, and both of those came in the same game for each team. Columbia and Cornell rank No. 111 and No. 112, respectively, with just 16.96 and 16.91 yards per kickoff return. In yards per punt return, Columbia ranks No. 75 with 6.80, and Cornell ranks a pathetic No. 118 with just 2.29.All hope is not lost, however. The two teams excel in one notable category: punting. Columbia has punted an amazingly high 7.25 times per game, and Cornell has done so 6.63 times per game. Those are good enough to rank No. 6 and No. 16, respectively! And perhaps because they have gotten so much practice, Columbia has averaged 34.83 yards per punt, and Cornell 36.34. Those averages rank in the top half of the FCS, at Nos. 60 and 25.So, if you live in the New York metro area, are a big fan of punting and want to see two teams that cannot score or stop anyone else from scoring, you’re in luck. It’s sure to be a riveting affair in a city that just doesn’t care. read more

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Arise Sir Rod Singer attends Buckingham Palace to collect knighthood promising to

first_imgSir Rod is receiving his knighthood in recognition of his services to music and charity Speaking about his previous struggle with writer’s block, he advised budding songsters to ride out the dry spell.He said: “You’ve just got to be patient, if there’s a song you believe in. Don’t write anything second-hand – if you’re not satisfied with it, don’t sing it. The lyrics do come eventually, you’ve just got to wait.”Sir Rod will meet the Queen later at a reception at the Royal Academy of Arts – her first public engagement in London since returning to Buckingham Palace after spending the summer at her Scottish residence. Veteran singer Sir Rod Stewart arriving at Buckingham Palace in London, with his wife, Penny Lancaster and children Alastair and Aiden Sir Rod is receiving his knighthood in recognition of his services to music and charityCredit:Gareth Fulller/PA Wire  Sir Rod and his wife Penny Lancaster Wearing tartan trousers, Stewart said of meeting the Duke: “We talked about music and he said ‘It’s great that you’re still going’ and I said: ‘I have to – I’ve got eight children!’.”He congratulated me on my long career – and I said how happy this made me. I just wish my mum and dad had been here to see it.”Fans could expect a “fantastic night” from his upcoming UK tour, the Maggie May singer said.He joked that there were seven women in his new band – “more than there are in the White House”. The singer disagreed with comments from Liverpool’s first black footballer, Howard Gayle, that the word “Empire” should be removed from honours titles, saying: “The Empire’s not quite as big as it used to be, but it’s still there, so I’m all for keeping the Empire”.The 58-year-old player, who was born in Toxteth, turned down an MBE, posting on Facebook that accepting it would be a “betrayal to all of the Africans who have lost their lives, or who have suffered as a result of Empire”.center_img Veteran singer Sir Rod Stewart arriving at Buckingham Palace in London, with his wife, Penny Lancaster and children Alastair and AidenCredit:Gareth Fulller/PA Wire Singer Sir Rod Stewart has said he wished his parents were there to see him receive a knighthood, as the Duke of Cambridge congratulated him at Buckingham Palace.The 71-year-old, accompanied by his wife, Penny Lancaster, and their two sons, Alastair, 10, and five-year-old Aiden, was given the honour in recognition of his services to music and charity.He said he was “on cloud nine” after receiving the award from William on Tuesday.  Sir Rod and his wife Penny LancasterCredit:Gareth Fulller/PA Wire Meanwhile, British-Nigerian actor David Oyelowo was given an OBE for his services to drama.The Queen Of Katwe star said he was proud of the acknowledgement and “proud to be British” after receiving the accolade.Some 86 recipients attended the ceremony at Buckingham Palace, proudly watched by 265 guests including family and friends.Songs including Imagine by John Lennon and Abba’s Mama Mia were played by the background orchestra to accompany the service.Others honoured include Vanessa Kingori, first black female publisher of British GQ, who was given an MBE for services to the media industry, and Professor Nick Webborn, who received an OBE for services to paralympic sports medicine and the British Paralympic Association.Irene and Michael Cullen, a couple from Lynemouth in Northumberland, who have fostered more than 100 children, were also recognised. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Replay will put Dublin champions at disadvantage in Leinster says Conroy

first_imgST VINCENT’S BOSS Tommy Conroy has admitted that whichever Dublin side qualifies for the AIB Leinster club SFC will be at a serious disadvantage.Diarmuid Connolly’s last gasp leveller for Vincent’s against county and provincial holders Ballymun Kickhams means the sides must meet for a final replay on Wednesday night.The short turnaround is required because Dublin’s representatives are scheduled to play St Loman’s of Westmeath in Mullingar next Sunday.So whoever wins the Dublin replay will have to contend with three ties in a week and fourth inside 13 days after winning their semi-finals on last Monday.“It’s unfortunate that both teams have to arrive back at Parnell Park on Wednesday,” said Conroy, who isn’t looking for a provincial postponement.“No, no, I’m not saying that. I’m just saying it’s unfortunate that it has been a draw. But what can we do? There’s nothing we can do about it. We just have to deal with it.”Still, the former Dublin star admitted it will be tough to lift his side again for the mid-week rematch, let alone a potential provincial encounter. “We have no injury worries, everybody has come out of it okay but you can’t come through a game like this and not be sore, not be very tired,” he added.Ballymun boss Paul Curran admitted the dramatic draw was ‘a lot to take in’ and revealed his disappointment that they didn’t secure victory with a five point lead in the 59th minute.“But we’re still in it and St Vincent’s showed incredible character to come back a couple of times when they looked dead and buried,” said Curran.Last March’s beaten All-Ireland club final boss revealed the list of injury concerns ahead of the rematch.“James Burke has a hamstring, Karl Connolly has some sort of a cramping problem, Dean Rock has a knee problem and there’s one or two others,” said Curran. “We’ll try and patch them up and be ready.”Ballymun and St Vincent’s to meet again as Dublin SFC final ends in drawWins for Oulart, Kilcormac and Mt Leinster Rangers in Leinster hurlinglast_img read more

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A great success The Gathering delivered up to 275k visitors to Ireland

first_imgTHE GOVERNMENT’S FLAGSHIP tourism initiative ‘The Gathering 2013′ has delivered between 250,000 and 275,000 visitors to Ireland this year and generated as much as €170 million in revenue.Findings compiled by the director of the project, Jim Miley, show that the initiative succeeded in its aim of engaging Irish people to invite their relatives and friends to attend the thousands of ‘Gatherings’ held across the country.Visits to Ireland for the first ten months of the year are up 7.3 per cent with double digit growth reported in visits from the United States – one of the tourism industry’s key target markets.The project also delivered within its approved budget of €13 million from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, with the Minister Leo Varadkar hailing its success.“It’s delivered the results we were looking for, giving a vital boost to tourism and employment. It helped to restore Ireland’s status as a premier tourism destination and it strengthened links with the diaspora,” he said.The Gathering was not without its critics with Irish actor Gabriel Byrne describing it as “a scam” while Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary renamed it ‘The Grabbing’.But Miley hailed the “enormous voluntary effort” in making it a success, saying that the interest had gone beyond what was expected.“The enormous voluntary effort in making the gathering a success is evidence of the on-going power of community and had a significant impact on generating 5,000 national events, many in counties, that would not typically be regarded as tourist destinations,” he said.He has recommended that it should not be staged more frequently than on a five-year cycle and that a decision on the next Gathering should not be made until the final Economic Impact and Social & Community Impact Report which is due to be published next year.Consideration should also be given to not repeating the project at all and instead focussing on the project’s legacies including tourism initiatives led by local authorities.Read: Gabriel Byrne slams The Gathering, calls it ‘a scam’Read: The Gathering might return in five or seven years time, says VaradkarRead: The head of the CIA is going to a gathering in Roscommon tonightlast_img read more

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Vancouver council supports single ballot measure for buses light rail

first_imgVancouver and Clark County elected leaders appear ready to engage in a high-stakes game over the future of public transit.Vancouver city councilors on Monday indicated — with one notable exception — that they believe voters next year should be asked to approve a single ballot measure that preserves and expands existing C-Tran bus service while also providing money to operate light rail. The city’s position contrasts with Clark County commissioners, who want a separate vote on funds to operate an extension of Portland’s light rail transit system across a new Interstate 5 bridge into downtown Vancouver.With C-Tran’s nine-member board of directors due to consider the ballot question today, it now appears likely that the city will block the board from going forward. Five C-Tran board members — all three county commissioners as well as Battle Ground city councilor Bill Ganley and La Center Mayor Jim Irish — last month signaled their support for two separate ballot measures.But Vancouver’s three representatives can vote together under C-Tran’s bylaws and veto any board decision.County commissioners also enjoy this bloc veto power.Mayor Tim Leavitt and councilor Jeanne Harris both argued Monday that it’s in the city’s interest to support a single ballot measure that supports C-Tran’s overall mission to move people — whether that’s on buses, paratransit vans or light rail.“I see transit in our community as more than just buses,” Leavitt said.Five of the other six city councilors agreed.Yet, by linking light rail to a broader measure necessary to preserve existing bus service, C-Tran may risk a backlash against basic bus service by voters who are disinclined to support light rail in downtown Vancouver.last_img read more

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CES Responded To Vehicle Collision Off Cannery Road

first_imgNo additional details are available at this time including the name of the individual or there current status. Terry Bookey, Captain with CES: “We found a pickup truck that had left the roadway and struck multiple trees. We had to extricate the patient from the vehicle. They were removed and transferred to Life Med for transport to the hospital. “ Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Central Emergency Services responded to a vehicle collision off K-Beach and Cannery Road around 11:03am, on Thursday.center_img Updates will be posted as they are made available.last_img read more

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Samsungs letting you remap the Bixby button and not just on Galaxy

first_img Preview • Galaxy S8 looks amazing, but we have big questions Samsung Galaxy S8 Samsung 3:27 1 Comment Share your voice CNET may get a commission from retail offers. The Bixby button is getting some new features. James Martin Samsung revealed its Galaxy S10 lineup this week and it comes with a feature that’ll likely make many people happy, Bixby Key Customization. That’s the company’s way of saying you’ll finally be able to use the Bixby button for more than launching the digital assistant. “Now, you can customize the button to launch Bixby with either a single or double press, and map the other option to launch your favorite app or Quick command,” Samsung said in a release Friday. After a software update, the feature will also be available on older Bixby-enabled phones running on Android Pie OS. Devices will likely include the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S9, Note 8 and Note 9. Samsung said no date has been announced for the software update.Samsung said the new feature is just another way to personalize Bixby and make using it more convenient. The feature is similar to how users can open Google Assistant by squeezing the Pixel 3 or building routines on Siri ShortcutsFor example, if you’re at the movies, you can now assign a Quick command to the Bixby button. Bixby will set your phone to silent, turn on “do not disturb,” reduce brightness and turn off the screen. When it was introduced on the Galaxy S8, the Bixby button lived under the volume buttons and had a tendency to accidentally launch. Samsung offered a way to disable the Bixby button entirely, but not an option to map other apps or commands to the button. Many third-party developers tried using the Bixby button as a customizable hardware shortcut button, but Samsung broke those workarounds, stating developers were “exploiting a system-level behavior.” $498 Tags See it Galaxy S10E vs. S10 vs. S10 Plus: What’s the difference? Review • A month later, the Galaxy S8 is still pretty freaking awesome Mobile Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy S8 (64GB, Orchid Gray) Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

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Alaska News Nightly April 2 2015

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 @aprn.Download AudioSenate Finance Committee Passes Budget With $700 Million In CutsAlexandra Gutierrez, APRN – JuneauAfter nearly seven hours of delay, the Senate Finance committee has moved an operating budget with $700 million in cuts.Surveillance Video Shows Former Bethel Police Officer Slamming Man to Ground Daysha Eaton, KYUK – BethelSurveillance video shows a former Bethel city police officer repeatedly slamming a man to the ground in the parking lot of a grocery store during an arrest last summer. The man eventually pleaded guilty to harassing the officer. But with the new evidence, an attorney is trying to bring the case back to court.Promise and Hazards of Arctic Oil Outlined at D.C. Forum Liz Ruskin, APRN – Washington DCWith two of Shell’s rigs now crossing the Pacific in hopes of drilling in the Chukchi Sea this summer, officials and energy experts gathered at a forum in Washington this week to review the rewards and challenge s ahead for Arctic oil development.Russian Trawler Capsizes Near Kamchatka Lauren Rosenthal, KUCB – UnalaskaMore than 50 fishermen have died after a Russian factory trawler sank in the Sea of Okhotsk on Wednesday.State Signs Onto Amicus Brief To Uphold Same-Sex Marriage Bans The Associated PressThe Associated Press is reporting Alaska has signed on to an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court that says same-sex marriage bans should be upheld. 15 states, including 8 that currently allow same-sex marriages signed the brief.House Passes Bill About Municipal Role In Marijuana Regs The Associated PressAlaska lawmakers took a step toward clarifying who will regulate the marijuana industry.Alaska House Passes Measure Stopping Reimbursement Of School BondsAlexandra Gutierrez, APRN – JuneauAnchorage could be the last school district to get state reimbursement for its bonds, before the program goes on a five-year hiatus.Anchorage Community Members Protest Education Budget Cuts Anne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageCommunity members gathered outside of the Legislative Information Office in Anchorage yesterday evening to protest proposed cuts to education funding. Today, the Senate Finance Committee cut even deeper into the education budget, trimming $100 million from the Base Student Allocation.Proposed Budget Cuts Could Hit Rural Broadband For Schools Matt Martin, KDLG – DillinghamMiddle school and high school students all over the state are participating in the Alaska Measures Progress tests this week. This is the first year the test are being completed completely online. Cuts by the state legislature to broadband services could limit rural schools ability to administer the tests.Restrictions Planned For Northwest Alaska Caribou Hunters Jenn Ruckel, KNOM – NomeFor the first time in 30 years, hunting restrictions are planned for Northwest Alaska caribou. The Western Arctic and Teshekpuk herds lost half their numbers in the past decade. But this caribou crisis has spurred a unique collaboration, where user groups across the state chose to share the burden of hunting reductions.Teen Play Explores The Complexities Of Date Rape Lisa Phu, KTOO – JuneauFive Juneau teens star in a play about the complexities of date rape. The show is called “Hush,” but the teens hope the audience does exactly the opposite.last_img read more

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Feds Claim Harris County Discriminating Against Voters With Disabilities

first_imgListen The Federal government filed suit against Harris County claiming it’s failing to provide accessible polling places for voters with disabilities. The Justice Department surveyed voting locations during two elections: a 2013 State Senate special election and a 2016 State House special election.In the January 2013 special election to fill the vacant State Senate seat of Mario Gallegos in District 6, the DOJ surveyed 86 polling places. They concluded that five locations were inaccessible and could not be made accessible, and 49 locations were inaccessible but could be made accessible with modifications. The Justice Department looked at off-street parking, the rout from the parking lot to the voting facility, the entrance to the facility, access to the voting location and the actual voting space.Houston Public Media’s Coverage of Election 2016In September of 2014, the government sent their findings to Harris County Clerk and chief election official Stan Stanart. He says he doesn’t understand why the Government is suing. “The DOJ had approved these polling locations previously to 2013,” he says.Stanart also says the County addressed every concern. “We sent back to them a very detailed response to every location. It’s a pretty long document, thirty pages long that detailed our response to every one of the locations.” In May of 2016, the Feds surveyed a State House special election in District 139. According to the suit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas:“The United States investigated the County’s 32 Election Day polling places, and found that most of the polling places surveyed had architectural barriers to people with disabilities, including, for example, steep curb ramps and ramps, gaps in sidewalks and walkways, and locked gates along the route barring pedestrian access.”Stanart says many of the claims are made in error or are trivial. “A handicap parking space that has the van accessible but doesn’t have the van accessible sign up. Our County Admin. building where we have early voting at, they said it doesn’t have an accessible door. They went in the back door.”If there are actual problems for voters with disabilities, University of Houston Law Center professor Peter Linzer doesn’t understand why the government waited so long to file suit.“It’s not like a statute of limitations has run or anything like that, but they’re not going to get the result in time for Election Day,” Linzer said.The lawsuit is asking the County to develop a plan to remedy the demonstrated violations of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 within 30 days.Stanart claims neither the Justice Department nor the County has received any complaints of ADA violations. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share 00:00 /01:09 Xlast_img read more

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Style it right

first_imgIf side ponytails or braids look perfect with casual wears, fishtail braids or low buns gel well with corporate dressing, says expert and suggests different hairstyles for different occasions.Ishika Taneja, makeup, hair expert suggests hair styles and also advises on choosing right hair accessories to glamorous look. Hairdo with Casual Wear: If you are going out for shopping or movie, opt for hairstyles that go well with natural texture of your hair and require minimum use of hair products. Easy and effortless hairdos such as side ponytails, low chignon knots, and braids complemented with stylish accessories work best during monsoon. You can also let your hair open and backcomb it using a stylish hair band. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’ Hairdo with Corporate Wear: A crisp, simple style with a slick finish seems perfect for corporate attire. You can go for high ponytails, side slick, fishtail braids and low buns.If you have shoulder length thick straight hair, you can opt for side-swept ponytail as it’s effortless and looks great with formal outfits. Side-pinned curls, voluminous ponytail and pinned-up ends with headband are other options to choose from. Hairdo with Ethnic Wear: A dishevelled side bun, curls with side partition or teased braids are ideal hair styles that go well with ethnic wear like saris, churidaars and lehengas. You can also go with loose hair pulled to one side with huge accessory adorning the other side. Hair accessory: Decorative combs, barrettes, jewelled clips, colourful pins and headbands are a big hit with women nowadays. It not only transforms your hairstyle, but also makes it look glamorous. Best part about the blingy accessories is that they can be your biggest saviours on a bad hair day.last_img read more

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Fashion world fits plus size in its frame

first_imgAmerican singer and songwriter Meghan Trainor’s lyrics “Yeah, my momma she told me don’t worry about your size” aptly sums up the Indian fashion industry today, given how designers are taking notice of the plus size segment and adding oodles of style to it. Plus size cannot be ignored, say designers like Falguni and Shane Peacock, Payal Singhal and Monisha Jaising.Falguni and Shane Peacock, who are participating in the fifth edition of the Vogue Wedding Show 2017 luxury bridal exhibition, say, “at times, it seems that the fashion industry really believes all women are the size of those skinny models on the runways”. But that is changing now.”Almost half the women in this country are size 12 or larger, and finally, the clothing industry is taking note. On runways, in stores, even in the pages of magazines, the plus size woman is finally getting some fashion respect – not because the industry has decided it’s okay to be big, but because it can no longer afford to ignore her,” the duo said.Opening up about the economics of the fashion business, Singhal, whose forte is wearability, versatility and comfort, says the industry is finally acknowledging that the demand for larger sizes – just like the frame – is big.Singhal, known for her celebrity clientele like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Sonakshi Sinha, asserts that it is not only about business. “The fashion industry as a community is coming out to endorse body positive images and that’s great as it’s time we take some responsibility and help women accept themselves the way they are versus the stick thin photoshopped model images they see in magazines,” she explained.Gone are the days when stick-thin models used to catwalk on the ramps and make some women sitting in the front row go on a guilt trip. There are active campaigns to promote a healthy body image through fashion shows around the world.With global superstars like Adele, Amy Schumer, Ashley Graham, Stefania Ferrario and Indian celebrities like Vidya Balan and Huma Qureshi owning up their curves, people are getting the confidence to embrace the plus size. Plus size beauty pageants like Hardeep Arora’s Ms Plus Size North India 2017 are being organised in India as well.Ace designer Wendell Rodricks has collaborated with aLL. “The winners from the plus size model auditions chosen were a great mix of different sizes who had varied personalities and walked with absolute poise and confidence,” Rodricks said. He is all in for fashion democracy. “Fashion should be for everyone; no matter the age, colour, size or shape. I intend to break all myths about colours and shapes for voluptuous figures,” Rodricks added.Monisha Jaising, who is also part of the show, feels the fashion world is increasingly counting on “plus-size customers, a demographic that it has long ignored” to fuel growth. “Fashion brands are now shifting their focus on body positivity by designing for a larger range of sizes,” Jaising said, crediting social media for the changing attitudes in the fashion business. “Plus size fashion bloggers too are driving this transformation. They are social advertising at their best! Plus size models and bloggers around the world are the new face of the future of fashion. The plus size revolution definitely cannot be ignored,” she added. Gaurav Gupta, known for his edgy garments, took healthy note of the trend, saying: “In general, women are becoming much more aware about fitness and a lot more girls are now fitter than before. Having said that, there is a parallel trend of easy shaped couture, with silhouettes which work on many more body types.”last_img read more

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Gottlieb Wittens Move Only Makes Sense if Hes Dallas Next HC

first_imgAlso:– 5 Cowboys tight ends Doug would rather see than Jason Witten– Kyler Murray’s biggest obstacle isn’t his height– Bryce Harper should have signed a shorter deal– LeBron not playing like a Top 10 player right now Guests:Chris Broussard, Mark Schlereth, and Tom Penn. Gottlieb in for Colin:Witten’s move only makes sense if he’s Dallas’ next HCJason Witten shocked the football world, yesterday, when he announced that he would be leaving the Monday Night Football booth after one season to un-retire and play another season for Dallas. Doug thinks there’s more to Witten leaving a four-year guaranteed contract in one of the choicest jobs in all of sports broadcasting than just love of the game.When connecting the dots, Witten obviously isn’t a long term answer at tight end, but the move makes sense if he’s waiting in the wings to take over as head coach if Jason Garrett is let go next season. Witten is a perfect Jerry Jones “in the family” hire, and has relationships with multiple new assistants on the staff, including OC Kellen Moore and Jon Kitna.last_img read more

"Gottlieb Wittens Move Only Makes Sense if Hes Dallas Next HC"