The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy mourns the passing and celebrates the legacy of its founder, Barbara Bush.Barbara Pierce Bush — a beloved first lady, proud mother of six children, accomplished author and passionate champion for family literacy — passed away on April 17, 2018.Mrs. Bush believed that every man, woman and child should have the opportunity to secure a better life through literacy. In 1989, this belief inspired her to establish the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, which has provided educational opportunities for Americans of all ages, in all 50 states, over the past 29 years.Jean Becker, member of the Foundation’s board of directors and chief of staff to President George H.W. Bush, shared, “Mrs. Bush was a mother first and foremost, and as such believed that the most wonderful gift she could give her children — and families across America — was a love of reading and learning.”Today, the Foundation remains committed to Mrs. Bush’s vision, providing innovative programs and strategies aimed to expand access to education for all Americans. Doro Bush Koch, daughter of President George H.W. and Barbara Bush, carries on her mother’s legacy as honorary chair of the Foundation.“My favorite quote from Mrs. Bush is, ‘Believe in something larger than yourself…get involved in the big ideas of your time,’” said Chris Frangione, interim CEO of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. “She believed in the power of literacy to strengthen families and our nation, now and for generations to come. Her passion for big ideas will live on through the Foundation, continuing to inspire us as we work toward literacy for all.”In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Bush requested that those wishing to honor her memory do so through contributions to the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. Visit www.barbarabushlegacy.org to make a memorial gift, share a tribute honoring Mrs. Bush’s memory, or learn more about her incredible life and legacy.
A spokesman for Mr. Annan said he was “deeply disturbed” at the incidents on a beach where women and children were reportedly among the dead, and called for a full investigation. “The Secretary-General reminds all concerned of their obligations under international humanitarian law to avoid placing civilians in danger, while urging the utmost restraint to avoid further escalation and bloodshed,” the spokesman said in a statement.
Chris Paul dominated the game with a high of 40 points and 11 assists to bring the Los Angeles Clippers to a 118-111 overtime defeat over the Denver Nuggets at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Saturday night.Paul made a layup with 22 seconds left in regulation sending the game into overtime. In a total of 42 minutes he added seven rebounds and 12 of 13 shooting to his efficient game.Paul had 15 points by halftime, when the Clippers trailed 47-46.The Nuggets lost their chance to win in regulation when JaVale McGee missed a 6-foot jumper at the buzzer.Clippers’ Darren Collison looked good with his 27 points, hitting 10 out of 13 shots. Blake Griffin scored 17 points with eight rebounds in 39 minutes of play for the Clippers.Evan Fournier and Anthony Randolph both scored 16 points for the Nuggets, while veteran Andre Miller dropped 15.Los Angeles shot 52 percent from the field compared to the Nuggets’ 49 percent.According to Yahoo Sports, “This is the second straight year the Clippers played at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Last year, the first time the Clippers hosted a game in Las Vegas, Ty Lawson’s layup at the buzzer gave Denver a 106-104 win.”
Four children have died in a house fire after two adults and another child managed to escape through a top-floor window of the burning building in Stafford.The survivors of the blaze in the Highfields area of Stafford were taken to hospital after neighbours reported hearing “popping” and “explosions” coming from the house in the early hours. Pictures from the scene show the roof of the house destroyed by the blaze and emergency workers continued to work on the house mid-morning on Tuesday.The parents of the children who died in the blaze have been named locally as Natalie Unitt and Chris Moulton.Staffordshire Police confirmed the names of the children who died as Riley Holt, eight, Keegan Unitt, six, Tilly Rose Unitt, four, and three-year-old Olly Unitt. It is understood their sibling Jack survived. Rob Barber, deputy chief fire officer for Staffordshire fire and rescue service, said: “One male, one female and a baby had escaped from the property prior to our arrival via a first-floor window.”Our firefighters were faced with very difficult conditions inside the property due to the severity of the fire.”At this time I cannot comment further on the likely cause.”One witness, Jason Stones, 48, said he “could hear small pops and explosions coming from the house”. His wife dialled 999 when they saw smoke “pouring down the road” and when he got out onto the snow-sprinkled street, Mr Stones said he could feel the heat coming from the inferno. Neighbours also reported rumours from the street that the father “jumped from the top window holding his child”. Staffordshire Police, who are now investigating the cause of the fire, said in a statement: “At 2:40am this morning police officers and colleagues from the fire and ambulance services attended a serious house fire in the Highfields area of Stafford. “A search at the property in Sycamore Lane is ongoing, but it is with great sadness we can confirm the deaths of four children at the property. Father ‘jumped’ from top window with childResidents living on the Highfields estate said the dad had jumped from a bedroom window holding his young child as they woke to the sound of explosions like ‘”fireworks”.A neighbour, who wished to remain anonymous, added: “I’ve heard the dad jumped from the top window holding his child.”I guess you would do anything that you could, I can’t imagine the heartbreak they must be feeling at not being able to save the others.”There were several small explosions, which sounded like fireworks going off. The flames were pretty high at one point, they were coming out of the roof. “We’re a bit further down the street so I don’t know them that well but I don’t believe they have been around here for too long.”I’ve been speaking to people today and everyone is just numb with shock.” “Tilly was a happy little girl who loved coming to nursery. She was a friendly and caring child who loved to read stories, dress up and paint. Tilly was always proud of her achievements.”Olly was a happy, loving boy who loved cuddles. He was always happy to come to nursery and loved to be in the role play area with the dolls.”We have put in place support in school for staff and pupils, to help anyone who feels affected. Support from Staffordshire County Council’s Educational Psychologists will also be made available if required.”Our sympathies are with the children’s family and friends at this unimaginably difficult time.”Headteacher Kim Ellis, from Marshlands Special School where Keegan was a pupil, said: “Keegan was lively, full of fun and mischief with a really endearing smile.”He loved school and everyone who worked with him loved him. We were all proud of him and the progress that he had made. It is very hard to accept what has happened.”Our school community are understandably devastated and our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”We are also putting support in place to help our staff and fellow pupils at this difficult time.” “I couldn’t see anything else or hear anything because the street was suddenly full of fire engines and sirens going off.”They are a nice family, but I only know them to say hello to. It is a couple in their 20s or 30s there, I used to see the mum walking the kids to school.”One of them was in a pushchair but I think the others were of school age. It’s a terrible tragedy for the family.”I have kids of my own but you can’t imagine the pain they must be going through. I just feel so gutted for the family and those poor children.”The house was absolutely gutted, they didn’t stand a chance.”Neighbours also reported that they had heard a man jumped out of a window with a baby in his arms, according to BBC Radio Stoke. Four children die in house fire in StaffordCredit:BBC Radio Stoke A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived they found an ongoing serious house fire.”Three occupants, two adults and a child, had managed to get out of the property.”All three patients were assessed and treated on scene by ambulance staff for non-life-threatening injuries before being taken to hospital for further care.“Tragically, four children from the property were confirmed dead on scene. Our thoughts are with the family at this exceptionally difficult time.”Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service wrote on Twitter: “Our thoughts are with the family of those involved in this awful tragic incident. We’ll be carrying out a joint fire investigation into the cause of the fire with Staffordshire Police.” Emergency services at the scene of a house fire in Sycamore LaneCredit:Aaron Chown/PA “Two adults and another child are being treated in hospital.”Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Colleagues from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are examining the scene as the investigation into the cause of the fire begins. “Our thoughts are with the family, who are being supported by specialist officers at this difficult time.”West Midlands Ambulance Service said two adults and a child had managed to escape the inferno but four other children were tragically pronounced dead at the scene.As well as 15 firefighters, two paramedic officers, three ambulances, the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team, the MERIT trauma team and a BASICS emergency doctor were sent to the property after being called by the fire service. “But you just feel helpless and when you hear that four children have lost their lives, it fills you with great sadness and we are all absolutely devastated.”The family haven’t been there that long, it must be about a year or so and they seemed very nice and friendly. It desperately tragic.” Tributes to ‘happy and endearing’ childrenStaffordshire Police’s Chief Inspector Gemma Ward said: “I want to reassure you we are working closely with colleagues from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service as investigative work into the cause of the fire begins.”We would like to offer our condolences and thank the community for their support, as I’m aware groups and individuals have already been offering.”Headteacher Nicola Glover, from Castlechurch Primary School, where three of the children attended, said: “Our entire school community is absolutely devastated by this news.”Riley was a very confident, excitable member of school who came everyday full of enthusiasm.”He was a caring friend who hated to see anyone hurt or upset and would do his best to help or cheer them up.”Riley had a great sense of humour and an infectious giggle. He was a very bright and articulate boy who showed interest in all areas and was always keen to ask lots of questions. 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. Tory councillor Philip Atkins, leader of Staffordshire County Council, added in a statement: “I was shocked to hear the terrible news of the deaths of four children in the heart of our community.”We will support the family in any way and our thoughts and prayers are very much with all those who knew and loved these children and who now must cope with this tragic loss.”I would also thank all the emergency services for their work and professionalism in these devastating circumstances.”‘Popping’ and ‘explosions’ heard coming from burning houseNeighbours living on the quaint residential street, where property prices average around £130,000, spoke of their “deep sadness” after the tragedy.Jason Stones, 48, said: “You could hear small pops and explosions coming from the house at about 2.30am.”My dogs woke me up. I looked out the window and smoke was pouring from the back of the house down the road.”My wife dialled 999 while I rushed outside and you could feel the heat coming up the road. The roof of the house partially destroyed and the first-floor windows blown outCredit:Aaron Chown/PA Another resident, who did not want to be named, added: “I was awoken by the sound of sirens and saw blue flashing lights illuminating the street.”I rushed out and you could see the flames straight away. I was offering people cups of tea or coffee, everyone was in the street – I just wanted to do what I could to help. Firefighters at the scene of a house fireCredit:Aaron Chown/PA
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo has taken Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson to task over recent statements he made with regards to the Government achieving its set renewable energy goals by the end of 2018.Patterson, who was providing updates on a number of multi-million-dollar hydro and solar- power projects that had seemingly been gathering dust, posited, among other things, that “by the end of 2018, we would have installed about five megawatts of renewable energy. And that’s a commendable feat coming from 2015 with zero.”While Patterson has made that commitment, Jagdeo has expressed a different opinion.Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo“Pure nonsense. Total nonsense. It’s a lie,” the former President told media operatives on Thursday.Jagdeo asserted that with there being only six months left for the end of 2018, the question remains where the proposed 5 megawatts of power will be sourced from.He also pointed out that the only renewable energy project that is ongoing is located in Mabaruma, highlighting that this is less than half a megawatt.Jagdeo went on to say that it is not a case where the people will get free electricity, as it is going to be sourced from elsewhere.“I’m afraid that two,three years down the line, those systems will go down,” he also expressed.Moreover, the Opposition Leader argued that the Amaila Falls Hydro Project is a lost opportunity for Guyanese to experience clean and cheap electricity.He maintains that the project remains the best for Guyana and will only result in huge benefits to the people and the local economy.The coalition Administration had discontinued the project when it assumed office in 2015 but as of recent has been speaking about plans of possibly restarting it.Only recently, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman affirmed that the project is actually a renewable energy option for Government, but says funding is an issue.An artist’s impression of the Amaila Falls Hydropower ProjectTrotman was at the time answering questions before the Natural Resources Committee. Asked about the conflicting statements on hydro, he denied that the project was ever off the table.However, just months prior State Minister, Joseph Harmon was quoted in the press saying that the hydro project- which was initiated under the People’s Progressive Party- has been canned.The project, which was the brainchild of Jagdeo, formed part of the Low Carbon Development Strategy.The independent, facts-based assessment of the Amaila Falls Hydropower project in Guyana, which was done by an independent Norway-based engineering and design consultancy firm, Norconsult AS, found that the project is the only realistic path for Guyana to achieve greater levels of renewable energy.It was outlined that the Amaila Falls could have been almost operational by now and consumers could have been close to seeing the end to expensive and unreliable electricity.The project, which would have been the largest Foreign Direct Investment in the country’s history, had the potential to reintegrate the country with the global capital markets for the first time in over 40 years.The incumbent Administration when in Opposition was vehemently against the project, even withholding support from the National Assembly in 2013 for legislation pertaining to the project.The major investor, Sithe Global subsequently pulled out from the then US$858M project, citing a lack of national consensus on the part of the Parliamentary opposition.
At Teck Coal’s Elk Valley operations as at other major mines, the rope shovels operate off main utility power via a nearby substation but also use a mobile power source during relocation, sometimes referred to as motivators. The existing 30-year old motivator was underpowered and frequently in need of maintenance, with significant downtime costs were significant. To solve the problem, Cullen Diesel, a local power products supplier, designed an innovative replacement specific to the mine needs which relies on a generator set from MTU Onsite Energy.The mining motivator is essentially a generator set on wheels and all of Teck’s Elk Valley sites share a single motivator. Until recently, this was a long-serving unit that had become outdated. “The old motivator was sufficient for some of our older shovels, but it was severely underpowered for a lot of our new shovels,” said Mehul Joshi, Electrical Engineer for Teck Coal. “It ran at 1,400 kW, and whenever we tried to move it, the breaker would trip, sometimes as many as four or five times during a move.”Joshi and his engineering team worked with Cullen Diesel Power in Vancouver, the local MTU Onsite Energy distributor, to design a new motivator specific to Teck’s needs. The power source in the new system is an MTU Onsite Energy generator set that includes an MTU 20V4000 G83L engine, which meets EPA Tier 2 emission standards in accordance with Teck’s specifications. The generator set’s power output is rated at 7,200 v and 2,575 kW at an elevation of 1,300 m. It is about 130% more powerful than the old one — and more than capable of meeting the 1,434 kW peak power needs of Teck’s newest shovels. More detail on this project will be provided in a future IM issue.
Interlate has partnered up with Newcrest Mining to provide expert decision support and near real-time productivity improvement services to the mining company’s operations in Australia and Papua New Guinea, the Australia-based service provider said.The company’s productivity improvement service combines mining expertise, data science and Internet of Things-based technology. Interlate operates from its Operations Intelligence Centre in Brisbane, Australia.Craig Jetson, Executive General Manager Lihir (PNG) and Cadia (Australia), said: “We are pleased to announce our partnership with Interlate to deliver their near real-time monitoring solution for our operations. Remote support that leverages advanced data analytics is a key part of our operational improvement strategy — Interlate’s SentinelTM service is the solution we were looking for, enabling those improvements to be sustained in the future.”Jetson explained that the ability to rapidly identify significant value-adding initiatives was one of the reasons it signed an agreement with Interlate. “Given their experience in remote monitoring, their solution provides us a ‘safe on-ramp’ into this space, without closing the door on developing our own capabilities in this area internally in the future.”David Meldrum, CEO of Interlate, said: “Working together, Newcrest and Interlate have already discovered significant productivity improvement opportunities in Newcrest’s operations, which could contribute millions of dollars in profit each year. This value will steadily increase as Newcrest realises further gains from the real-time productivity improvement services.”In October, Interlate and Siemens signed a memorandum of understanding to help deliver productivity gains for the mining industry, by better leveraging data across the entire mining value chain.Interlate says its Sentinel solutions plug into a SCADA system and pulls time-critical data into a Data Assimilation Node (DAN) sitting onsite. This DAN streams the data back to Interlate and its data centre.In the data centre, Interlate conditions the information, display it so it makes sense and has a productivity supervisor monitor it. This supervisor has audio visual collaboration tools, which are connected to the supervisor on site so that both can communicate in real time about what they are seeing.
What is the essence of a great wine-and-food pairing?For one thing, the late Carl English, founder of Vancouver’s English Estate Winery, liked to misquote jazz composer and bandleader Duke Ellington, who famously loved bending, breaking or simply ignoring rules.“If it sounds good, it is good,” Ellington said about music, and that’s just how English viewed wine: “If it tastes good, it is good.”“There are no rules. The best wine to pair with food is whatever your palate enjoys,” said Andee Mowrey, the tasting room manager at English Estate. “What I always tell people is, taste the wine and enjoy the flavors. Then enjoy the food and taste those flavors. Then, retaste the wine, and see how the food has adjusted the flavor of the wine.”It’s a little bit art, a little bit science, a little bit personal preference and whole lot of exploration and experimentation. Don’t worry about doing it “wrong,” just get some practice over the long Labor Day weekend — Saturday, Sunday and Monday — as members of the Southwest Washington Winery Association show off great wine-and-food partnerships.“It’s fun to try things and see how texture and flavors are enhanced by a good pairing,” Mowrey said — and, having waived any strict adherence to rules, she cited one “good general rule: the more flavorful the food, the more flavorful the wine should be.”
Updated: 12:50 PM October 26, 2018 Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego County Prescription Drug Task Force and a group of local political and law enforcement leaders released the task force’s annual report card Friday, showing increases in deaths due to prescription drugs and the synthetic opioid fentanyl.The county report found that 273 San Diego residents died due to prescription drug overdoses, an 8 percent increase over the 253 deaths in 2016, and fentanyl deaths spiked 155 percent from 33 in 2016 to 84 in 2017. Heroin deaths dropped by five percent, from 91 in 2016 to 86 in 2017.“Prescription drug abuse is an equal opportunity killer and can affect anyone, crossing socioeconomic status, ethnicity, gender and age,” said County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar, who joined the task force at the release. “The fact is, unintentional drug-related deaths continue to rise.”The death tolls due to prescription drugs and fentanyl were record highs in San Diego County. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fentanyl is roughly 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin.“We have seen a steady increase in fatal overdose cases over the years where fentanyl has been added to opiates,” County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Glenn Wagner said.Gaspar and the task force detailed the county’s plan to use a community-driven approach to reduce prescription drug and opioid dependence. The county plans to partner with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, District Attorney Summer Stephan, the Safe Homes Coalition and the San Diego Association of Realtors to fight drug abuse issues. Residents can also call the county’s access and crisis hotline at (888) 724-7240.The report came on the eve of the county’s participation in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 27. The county will offer prescription drug disposal services at 44 sites. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Admnistration, local law enforcement officers and local organizations will assist the county in collecting unused, expired and unwanted pills from county residents.“Prescription drug abuse is a critical issue that impacts more than 6 million American families and children,” the San Diego Association of Realtors said in a statement. “With more than 20,000 members throughout the County of San Diego, SDAR is well-positioned serve as regional leader for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.” KUSI Newsroom, San Diego County Coalition releases drug report card showing record Opioid deaths Posted: October 26, 2018
Australia’s Gaming Technologies Association (GTA) has announced the appointment of Chris Muir as CEO following the retirement of its long-serving Chief Executive, Ross Ferrar.Ferrar has led the GTA for 17 years in which time he has developed a strong record of advocating for its members in support of a robust and sound regulatory environment, the GTA said. Load More “I would like to thank Ross for his service to the GTA for the past 17 years,” said GTA Chairman Adrian Halpenny. “He has been a keen and steadfast advocate for the Association and its members and has had a distinguished career in the industry.“The GTA will continue to participate as a voice of reason in the public discourse about poker machines and their role as a legitimate entertainment choice enjoyed by millions of Australians.”Incoming CEO Muir joined the GTA in June after filling senior-level roles in both the NSW and Federal governments, including as a chief of staff to senior ministers and a senior official at AUSTRAC.“I would like to thank Ross for the hard work and guidance he has provided the GTA for almost two decades,” Muir said. “I am excited to continue to work with the GTA members and our industry stakeholders to best represent them on issues pertaining to technical and regulatory matters and advocate strongly for them.” Australasian Gaming Expo sets new attendance record with 9,009 visits in 2019 Success Dragon boss steps down amid business decline RelatedPosts End of an era with Dr Stanley Ho to retire from SJM today
Mark Urban and other researchers say climate change could wipe out one-sixth of Earth’s species that won’t be able to adapt to the warming planet.Mark Urban shown under a sheet of auefis in Alaska. These ice sheets form over Arctic underground springs but have become less prevalent with global warming. (Photo courtesy of Mark Urban)“Some species will be just fine – in fact, will do better in a changed climate,” Urban said. “But then there are the others that are in serious danger.”Urban is an associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at University of Connecticut, and he’s studied among other things climate-change impacts on species that live north of the Brooks Range. Urban says that’s given him a chance to see how rapidly the Arctic is warming – and to realize the need for much more research on how to protect the most important species from extinction. Sort of like how an emergency-room physician would employ triage in a mass-casualty situation.“We’re going to have to live through basically a global heat age,” he said. “And we’re going to have to figure out ways to adapt and create resilient communities and also ecosystems in response to that. Because we want to make it through the heat age with the least number of casualties as possible.”Urban says researchers should identify species he calls “biotic multipliers of climate change” – key species on which whole ecosystems depend. Like, the lake trout of Alaska’s far north.“It’s a species that’s both sensitive to climate change and also has a huge effect on the rest of the ecosystem,” he said.University of Alaska-Fairbanks marine biology professor Russ Hopcroft says Urban’s proposals makes sense for smaller ecosystems, such as ponds and lakes, and higher-order animals that live in them.Urban says native lake trout likely would be considered a biotic multiplier of climate change species. (Photo courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game)“So it works for some types of birds,” Hopcroft said. “It works on a lot of mammals. And it can work on some types of fish which are very tied to specific habitats.”But Hopcroft says Urban’s concepts may not apply in bigger ecosystems.“When we move into the ocean,” he said, “it’s much harder to start talking about ‘keystone species.’ And, in particular, the ability to do any kind of management or remediation.”Hopcroft says the best solution to climate change would be a global response that includes protecting all species and habitats.
“White Raven” by Crystal Kaakeeyáa Worl (Courtesy Kindred Post) “She Has Secrets” by Allison Estergard (Courtesy Kindred Post) “Kaiju (heart symbol) Kindred Post” by Zoey Lam (Courtesy Kindred Post) “Aurora Chaser” by Brianna Reagan (Courtesy Kindred Post) “They Are Always With Us” by Rob Roys (Courtesy of Kindred Post)Kindred Post, a post office, gift shop and gathering space in downtown Juneau, has selected 10 art submissions to print on 1,000 postcards. The selections are from around the state, and from a diversity of artists.Listen nowKindred Post’s sidewalk sandwich board reads: stamps, boxes, shipping services, handmade and Alaskan made gifts and good vibes. An image of a woman wearing an American flag hijab that reads “We The People” is in the storefront, and just inside is a hoodie that reads “Social Justice Hustle.”Kindred Post owner Christy Namee Eriksen. (Photo by Scott Burton/KTOO)“So when we first started Kindred Post I’d had this dream to fill it with local art,” artist and writer Christy Namee Eriksen said.Eriksen has owned the business for 3 years. Beyond post officey stuff, it’s known for selling artful jewelry, happening First Friday art gatherings and “Tiny Post Office” concerts.“People come here every day to buy postcard stamps and they’re always looking for postcards,” Eriksen said.Eriksen had already tapped some of Juneau’s usual suspects for art, so a contest seemed in order. And it had a bonus.“We’d be able to learn what type of art and artists might be out there that we weren’t familiar with already, and we opened it up state wide,” Eriksen said.250 submissions came in between July and August.Among the 10 winners is Tom Chung who teaches art at the University of Alaska Anchorage. The image is of him riding shirtless on a moose in front of the backdrop of an Alaskan wilderness.“I don’t see representations very often of Asian males, and so I use myself because it’s a little bit of an act of rebelling and I guess that I believe I live in a culture that says I am not desirable or not beautiful, and so I place myself in these sort of images of desirability or masculinity to kind of rebel against that,” Chung said.“Moose Rider” by Thomas Chung (Courtesy Kindred Post)Crystal Worl is a Juneau-based mixed media artist and business owner that works in paint and fashion design.“I submitted six pieces and the one they selected is called “White Raven,” Worl said. “I like to acknowledge my Tlingit side using formline, and then I also like to acknowledge my Athabascan side through putting beadwork, floral patterns in my paintings. This one has a seaweed pattern that looks like a growing stem…. There’s a moon below Raven. You get the feeling that you’re looking up into the sky at Raven, and this is coming down and it feels also like you’re under water.” “But Locals Don’t Actually Use Umbrellas” by Veronica Rose Buness (Courtesy Kindred Post) 1 of 7 “Humpback Whale Tale” by Karena Perry (Courtesy Kindred Post) “Splish Splash” by Hollis Kitchin (Courtesy Kindred Post) Additional winning images include a humpback whale in watercolor, a fox under the aurora, an image of a hand-embroidered umbrella. Some of the winning artists’ names are recognizable, some not—including a kid’s marker drawing of a large green dinosaur-like beast sort of hugging the Kindred Post store.Having a diversity of artists is important to store owner Eriksen who studied social justice in college and co-founded a poetry slam in Juneau that is known for inclusiveness and empowering voice.Kindred Post is not your average post office. (Photo by Scott Burton)“I had a equity clause built into the competition,” Eriksen said. “So we wanted to prioritize artists who have otherwise have had social marginalization, and maybe not have had as much access to artistic opportunities as others.Eriksen, her staff and other community members judged.“So we would give preference to artists who self-identified as either a woman, LGBTQ, a person of color or an indigenous person, artists who are experiencing a developmental disability, or just a disability,” Eriksen said.“I thought that was really great, I noticed that,” Chung said. “And we were allowed to write a little comment with our submission and I wrote I am a gay person of color that also lives with a disability. And it’s not just I guess to give a leg up to people that might need a little more encouraging, but also being inclusive to all sorts of diversity it expands the range of viewpoints that can be shared.”“Our success is tied to the success of our neighborhood, of our city, of our community,” Eriksen said. “And so if you have that type of commitment to the place or the people that you belong to, then the question for me would be why would you not be committed to social justice? Why would you not want to raise up and work towards equality for all of its members?”Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct an erroneous mis-attribution of a quote.
The top three players in India’s e-commerce sector recorded higher gross merchandise value (GMV) last year, compared to that of the top 10 offline retailers, according to global brokerage firm Morgan Stanley.The combined GMV of Flipkart, Snapdeal and Amazon stood at $13.8 billion (about Rs 94,400 crore) in 2015, while that of the top 10 offline retailers was $12.6 billion (nearly Rs 86,200 crore).A 50 percent rise in investments in domestic e-commerce companies by venture capitals and private equity firms last year, as against the investment made in 2014, was “probably” responsible for the huge growth in GMV posted by those companies, Morgan Stanley said in a report sent to The Economic Times.”We now increase our 2020 estimate (of India’s ecommerce market) from $102 billion to $119 billion,” Morgan Stanley Research said. “This takes our estimate of the total Indian Internet market size from $137 billion to $159 billion (now including online food aggregation business).”The firm said higher Internet penetration, a growth in the number of online shoppers and a rise in per capita income levels will play a key role in boosting the e-commerce market.Currently, Indian has the second largest Internet population in the world, it said.”We expect Internet penetration to increase from 32% in 2015 to 59% in 2020, translating to a near-doubling of the Internet user base,” the US bank said.The brokerage expects the number of online shoppers in India to grow to 320 million by 2020 from 50 million in 2015.”Per capita incomes are likely to double by 2025 and this should drive higher aspirations of the Indian consumer,” the report said.The top three online retailers had a combined market share of 85 percent in the Indian e-commerce market last year, with Flipkart having a share of 45 percent, following by Snapdeal and Amazon India with 26 percent and 12 percent respectively.
-Country’s principal opposition political party Bangladesh Nationalist Party aka BNP on Friday alleged that the government is sending chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha abroad by ‘force’ to establish its full control over the judiciary.Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam made the allegation while talking to reporters after visiting ailing BNP standing committee member Tariqul Islam, reports UNB.Read more: President signs GO for CJ Sinha’s visit abroad”It’s now clear to the entire nation that the government has taken all the steps to send the chief justice abroad by force. It’s also clear to all that the government is making all efforts to control the judiciary,” he said.He said the government took the move against Sinha for cancelling the 16th amendment and unveiling the truth and the current situation of the country in the verdict. “The government can’t accept and tolerate the verdict as they think it may put them in trouble.”Fakhrul also asked why the government is not allowing the chief justice to clear his position on his leave, sickness and foreign tour. “I think, the government should allow the chief justice to talk about it.”Read more: CJ Sinha, wife get Australian visaHe said the government is only giving information about his illness, leave and tour. “But we’re getting information from the newspapers, social media and other sources that he is being sent abroad by force. Indian media also ran news on it.”Earlier on Thursday, law minister Anisul Huq said the government only followed Sinha’s wish in issuing the executive order on the leave, its extension and his move to go abroad.He also said the chief justice is scheduled to leave the country for Australia today and return home on 10 November.Read more: SK Sinha applies for Australian visa
Monday, November 12, 2018 Travelweek Group Tags: Crystal Cruises, Openings & Renovations What do you think? Crystal Serenity shows off its most extensive reno ever Share MIAMI — After a 4-week dry dock Crystal Serenity now boasts new dining options and open-seating dining along with new butler-serviced Seabreeze Penthouse and Seabreeze Penthouse Suite accommodations, a redesigned Palm Court and more, all featured in just-released images.The updates also include a new production show called Crystal on Broadway, The Show and new interactive technological amenities. The renovations are the most extensive ever for the ship, says Crystal, and mirror the changes implemented aboard Crystal Symphony in fall 2017.Crystal Serenity set sail from Lisbon on Nov. 10 on its first voyage since the completion of its redesign.“The scope of this redesign is truly remarkable. Our ocean ships remain at the heart of our brand and our commitment to their continued excellence and success is unwavering,” said Crystal President and CEO Tom Wolber.Here are the details and pics…NEW DINING OPTIONSOpen-seating dining is now available aboard Crystal Serenity, in line with industry trends to allow guests to choose can dine where, when and with whom they choose. New venues are also making their debut, including:Waterside – Taking the place of the Crystal Dining Room and reflecting the chic elegance of the main dining venues aboard Crystal River Cruises and Crystal Symphony, this centrally located restaurant continues to serve daily changing menus of international classic and modern cuisine, paired with unlimited fine wines, spirits and beers. The restaurant now features more seating with tables for two and four.The Marketplace and Churrascaria – The new daytime and evening identities of the former Lido Café, respectively. Both venues feature an open-kitchen concept with dishes made to order. The Marketplace serves an expansive menu of buffet-style breakfast and lunch options and transforms into Churrascaria during the dinner hours, a Brazilian-style bar-be-que.Silk Kitchen & Bar – In the Trident area of the ship that was formerly Tastes, this Asian-inspired venue serves traditional Chinese comfort food in an elegant al fresco atmosphere. Silk also serves Crystal’s late risers breakfast service. Silk offers open seating for breakfast and lunch and requires reservations for dinner.More news: AMResorts has a new Sr. Dir. of Cdn. Sales & Consortia Rel’nsUmi Uma – The rebranded Silk Road & The Sushi Bar continues to serve the Japanese-Peruvian specialties of Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa by his personally trained chefs and remains the only Nobu restaurants at sea. Dinner reservations are required for Crystal’s specialty restaurants, including Prego.Stardust Supper Club – A brand new dining experience reminiscent of the era of the Rat Pack debuts on black-tie-optional evenings in the Stardust Club, featuring a four-course menu, live musical performances from Crystal’s Ensemble and string quartet.Prego – The specialty restaurant continues to serve regional specialties of Italy in a cozy, authentic atmosphere.PUBLIC SPACESPalm Court – This favourite spot has been reimagined with an intimate atmosphere, says Crystal. The stage has been relocated to an ‘in-the-round’ concept, with a new modernized bar. There are also more tables for two and intimate seating areas, new finishes, lighting, carpeting and furniture reflect. Plus, the previous stage area has become a dedicated culinary space to feature fresh pastries and snacks as guests take in sweeping views from the venue’s floor-to-ceiling windows.The Stardust Club – Now with a new dance floor, new bar finishes and a refreshed décor. New seating configurations allow the room to be transformed into a multi-functional space to host the Stardust Supper Club and large gatherings from bridge tournaments to live evening entertainment.In the Galaxy Lounge, the Crystal entertainment team is installing a new Broadway-style production show called Crystal on Broadway, The Show featuring songs from the hit musicals Rent, Something Rotten! and West Side Story. The show debuts on the Dec. 7 Pacific Coast Panorama cruise. Pulse and the Resorts World Casino at Sea have also been updated.NEW SEABREEZE PENTHOUSESOn Deck 10, 36 new Seabreeze Penthouses and two Seabreeze Penthouse Suites now occupy the space of former Deluxe Staterooms with Verandah. The new accommodations offer the same personal butler service, specialty services, walk-in closets, spa-like bathrooms and spacious square footage as the other Penthouses on board (367 sq. ft. and 491 sq. ft, respectively, including the verandah). The Seabreeze Penthouses also feature unique entries, which are shared between two suites and recessed from the hallway. This enables a seamless design for connecting two suites for larger families upon request.More news: Sunwing offers ultimate package deal ahead of YXU flights to SNU, PUJThe transformation reduces the ship’s capacity from 1,070 guests to 980 guests, while the number of crew on board remains the same.TECHNOLOGICAL ENHANCEMENTSNew, state-of-the-art HD flat-panel TVs have been added in all rooms, both public and guest suites. The TVs feature technology that allows guests to access a variety of information on their TVs including onboard folios, Crystal Life Spa & Salon menus, the Connoisseur Wine menu and daily restaurant menus. The new on-demand system also offers a library of top films and entertainment, as well as live views from the ship, broadcasts of ship lectures, presentations and destination info. Upgraded, pervasive WiFi coverage throughout the ship is delivered via dedicated antennae in every suite and all public areas and open decks.A new guest portal – Crystal Connect – is also now live, found on the landing page of onboard Internet service. Guests can access it from their smartphones, tablets or computers and instantly find shipboard and itinerary info, daily menus, shore excursions and port maps, daily issues of Reflections and an array of complimentary global newspapers and entertainment library.Crystal Serenity’s enrichment facilities also were redesigned. The Computer University@Sea has received new carpeting, seating and computer equipment, along with 70” TVs. The multifunctional enrichment room, The Studio, has been divided to offer a classroom for language, art and other instruction and a separate dance studio for private lessons. Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>
As the situation shaped out in March 2013, the bail-in of depositors was the only remaining viable solution to save the banking system in Cyprus, outgoing Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on Thursday.“You need to realize that otherwise, a bailout of the banks and the full protection of deposits, would have completely bankrupted Cyprus,” the Dutch politician stated.He was responding to a question about the deposits haircut posed by Cypriot MEP Costas Mavrides at the European Parliament’s finance committee.Tracing the background to the bail-in, Dijsselbloem said that Cyprus’ fiscal and banking crisis should have been dealt with long before the general elections in Cyprus in February 2013.It would have been better had a [rescue] programme been initiated earlier, he added.“There were two distinct options. Inside the Eurogroup, there was a very strong sense that the bail-in approach was inevitable already when the talks got underway.“But, in all honesty, it was the Cypriot government that was averse to this approach, and that is why we came to that first decision which was criticized so much, the first plan that provided for a flat contribution by bank account holders, across all the banks and for everyone.“It was a tax, a contribution aimed to salvage the financial system in Cyprus.”Going on, Dijsselbloem said the chief criticism of the flat levy proposal – a 6.75 per cent tax on those with savings under €100,000 and a 9.9 per cent tax on deposits over €100,000 – was that insured deposits were being assailed.In reality, however, the Cypriot state lacked the funds to guarantee insured deposits.“Therefore the guarantee of deposits in Cyprus at that time was imaginary. And the criticism that we dealt a blow to the deposit guarantee system is likewise imaginary.”On March 19, 2013 the Cyprus parliament voted against the proposed tax on bank accounts irrespective of amount and called it a “bank robbery.”This effectively left only one option, the bail-in.After several meetings, on March 25 the Eurogroup finance ministers and the IMF came up with a new plan. Laiki Bank, which was placed under the resolution authority, absorbed all uninsured deposits and its assets (including non-performing loans) were transferred to Bank of Cyprus. The latter was then forced to bail in its shareholders and had to implement a haircut of uninsured deposits (just under 50 per cent) for its recapitalisation needs.Asked whether the Cyprus government agreed with this latter solution, Dijsselbloem said: “Of course, otherwise we would not have taken that decision.“You need to realize that the other approach, a bailout of the banks and full protection of depositors, would have completely bankrupted Cyprus. With the bail-in, we reduced the [rescue] programme for Cyprus to €10bn.Had we bailed out all the banks…today Cyprus would have a far higher public debt.”Concluding, Dijsselbloem said: “I am pleased that we did not take that approach [a bailout]. That is what we did with Greece and left the country with such a large debt. It is unfair on taxpayers.”You May LikeKelley Blue Book10 Electric Cars That Last the LongestKelley Blue BookUndoMBA Degrees | Search AdsMBA Programs Online – See For YourselfMBA Degrees | Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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