Brittany HobsonKaryn Pugliese APTN NewsAlong the shores of Manitoba’s Island Lake region rests the remote community of St. Theresa Point First Nation. Located 465 km from Winnipeg, the community of 4,500 is only accessible by plane or winter roads.It is here where Helena Wood called home for most of her life. It is here where the 39-year-old married her high school sweetheart and the two started a family. And, it is here where her first-born died by suicide eight years ago.Helena was 16-years-old when she gave birth to her first daughter Cassandra Wood. She would later go on to marry Cassandra’s father once she turned 18.Five years ago the two divorced. APTN has decided not to publish the father’s name.Their marriage was not a happy one. The beatings began early on in the relationship. They would begin once the children went to bed and, at times, would carry on all night. The walls of Cassandra’s bedroom shielded her from witnessing the violence but it couldn’t block Helena’s cries.Cassandra seemed to feel the violence the most. She documented the violence in her journal. Her words are candid. In one passage dated Jan. 15, 2009 she wrote, “I think my dad is mad. I’m scared here. I don’t know what to do. I’m sick and tired of them fighting so much.”APTN obtained a copy of a special investigative report done by Manitoba’s Children’s Advocate Office outlining events leading up to and after Cassandra’s death.According to the report Island Lake First Nations Family Services (ILFNFS) first intervened in December 2008 when Cassandra told local health workers she didn’t want to go home because of the violence. Helena and Cassandra’s father met with ILFNFS, Holistic Health Services and Justice representatives. She says they offered tough love and little else, but there were serious signs Cassandra was suffering.“You guys need to smarten up or else you guys are going to lose custody of Cassandra soon. She’s already cutting herself. She’s already hanging herself. That’s all they ever said,” said Helena.She wonders if more could have been done.“Come to think of it now I thought if you knew all the signs how come you didn’t take action?”Helena admits at the time she didn’t see it either. She was too preoccupied with the violence in the home. She turned to alcohol to numb the physical pain inflicted on her and the emotional pain that came as a result.“My daughter kept saying to me, ‘mom, what are you doing? Just leave dad. Can we move please? Can we get out of here? I want to move out of here. Why do you always take his side over your kids?’” recalls Helena. “I had nothing to say. Well the stupid answer would be because I loved him.”Helena never left. And, despite the handful of times ILFNFS met with Helena and her husband all the children remained in the home.But Helena’s cousin Stephanie Wood is hesitant to blame the agency. As a teacher at the local school she deals with kids in care on a regular basis.“We do our best. CFS does its best. Policing does its best. All the social services do their best,” said Wood. “But you know what there’s still a child involved here.”While many services were involved with the Wood family, it wasn’t enough.On Friday Feb. 26, 2010 Cassandra died by suicide. Her body was found a day later. The teen hung herself in a garage near the community’s high school. She was only 15-years-old.Earlier this month Helena visited the spot where her body was found. Memories of that day hung heavy.“It was supposed to be me not her. That’s what kept going through my mind. It was supposed to be me not her,” said Helena.Helena last saw her daughter that Friday morning before Cassandra went to school. Helena went to work at the community’s Northern Store. She came home later that evening and found Cassandra had not returned from school.She didn’t think much of it and assumed Cassandra was with her boyfriend. When she still hadn’t returned Saturday morning Helena began to worry. She went back to work on her family’s advice and waited patiently for Cassandra to be found. Later that afternoon Cassandra’s boyfriend found her body in the garage.Stephanie was tasked with telling Helena who was still at work at the time.“We had to take the long walk to the back of the store. I was watching her. I was like how could she even walk. She didn’t even know where her daughter was and here I was about to tell her what they had found. That Cassandra had hung herself,” said Stephanie.It’s a moment that still grips Stephanie eight years later.“To this day I still can’t believe how blunt I was, but how do you sugar coat that? How do you make that sound okay?”Shortly after her second eldest daughter, Jewel, began to harm herself. Helena recalls one night when Jewel climbed a tree outside the family home with the intention of hanging herself. She saw the leaves and branches at the top of the tree shake. She ran outside only to find Jewel perched more than 20 feet above her. A neighbour came running out, climbed the tree and brought Jewel down.This woke Helena up. In August, nearly six months after Cassandra’s death, Helena fled to Winnipeg with her kids and a few belongings. She settled in Steinbach located 58 km southeast of the city.Away from the abuse Helena thought she saw an end in sight, but a new fight was just beginning. Dealing with the aftermath of Cassandra’s death and the decision to finally leave an abusive relationship Helena relied on alcohol to help cope with the pain.“Even though I left [St. Theresa Point] there was a cycle that followed me. I went out there to [Steinbach] to find more resources, and I did, but [CFS] turned it on me,” said Helena.As Helena continued to drink her relationship with her children began to deteriorate. Helena looked for mental health resources for her kids to help them cope with the loss of their sister and she looked for counseling for herself to help with her addictions. She was met with silence. Child and family services apprehended Jewel and her son Austin because of the drinking. Jewel chose to move back to St. Theresa Point to live with her father. Austin was sent to another home.Helena wrote three letters to CFS asking for help with her addictions. In one she wrote, “I feel like I’ve been mistreated and victimized by the system again. And yet that was the whole point I came down here to get the proper help I need for me and my children. Instead just got ignored and being misunderstood.”After submitting the letters to the agency she was assigned a new caseworker. She was finally told the kids would be returned if she got clean.For the first time since moving to Steinbach Helena was getting the help she needed.“That’s when I said okay I’m going to quit drinking. I finally got what I wanted,” said Helena. “I’m going to show [CFS] who [they’ve] being fighting with.”Jewel and Austin have since aged out of the child welfare system.Helena relied on the support of family and friends to help her get clean. One of those friends was Maxine Schindler. She lives in Steinbach where she’s spent the last 10 years fostering children with her husband. She watched Helena search for help. She says it is a common story for mothers who have kids in the system.“They would come for help and instead of helping them [CFS] would take their children away. Well then who’s going to come for help then? Who’s going to come for help if the first thing [CFS] does is take their children away?” said Schindler.Last fall the provincial government announced an overhaul of the child welfare system. The province said it would move away from a model where agencies see funding based on the number of kids in care to one that is based off block funding. It says this will help put more money into prevention and intervention.But for Schindler funding for resources is just one piece of the puzzle. She believes social workers need to work with families to educate them on the options available to address addictions, mental health issues and trauma.“The help was out there but how to access it was not possible,” said Schindler. “If you didn’t know how to fight you didn’t get the help.”email@example.com read more
NEW YORK — Sprint and T-Mobile shares are falling after a Wall Street Journal report cast doubt on the likelihood of government approval of their $26.5 billion merger .The Journal says Justice Department antitrust staff, which is reviewing the takeover, questioned the companies’ reasoning for it in a meeting this month. The report cited people familiar with the matter.Wall Street has grown more skeptical of the merger being completed in recent months. House Democrats grilled the companies in a hearing in February.The Obama administration rebuffed the companies’ earlier effort to merge, as well as an attempted deal between AT&T and T-Mobile.Messages to T-Mobile, Sprint and DOJ were not immediately answered.Sprint shares are down more than 9 per cent in after-hours trading. T-Mobile stock is down 5.5 per cent.The Associated Press read more
MILAN — Youthful dressing and streetwear were in focus on the third day of Milan Fashion Week previews of (mostly) menswear for next spring and summer.It’s a game of sophisticated materials and edgy styling, of pushing boundaries and reaching for that increasingly significant, but typically not economically independent young customer.Highlights on Sunday included Palm Angels, DSquared, Sunnei, John Richmond and Missoni._____SUNNEI ZENSunnei took a leap in sophistication with its co-ed collection featuring highly researched materials and calm, Zen-like silhouettes.For the unveiling, founders Loris Messina and Simone Rizzo brought the fashion crowd to the white-washed concrete of a future public art space beneath a disused overpass in Milan.Providing a snapshot of the 4-year-old brand’s technical sophistication, the looks included textured yet translucent knitwear, which from the front row looked soft as a sponge. On closer inspection, the knit was closer to the actual marine sponge, resistant and just a little scratchy.The super-light knitwear lent itself to layering – over knit pants for men and a long knit dress or skirt for women. There were matching knitwear duffels, and maxi bags took on the micro-bag trend shown on other runways.While cargo pants may be disparaged by some, the designers embraced their utility without worrying that stuffed compartments would ruin the line. In fact, the male silhouette was boxy, with oversized shirts over wide fitting shorts.Short denim jumpsuits were wide enough to suggest a dress and ensure comfort, while a lemon yellow belted jacket created a male peplum over a matching cargo trouser. Tie-back caps finished the looks.For women, there were super wide elephant pants that could be worn with ruched bandeau tops, perhaps layered with a sheer tunic. Satiny skirt outfits came cinched with scrunchy belts that gave a springy feel. Platform sandals added as much as 5 inches (12 centimetres) in height.The collection featured a palette of soothing white, mix-and-match green tones, sky blue and denim along with neutrals black and brown.Rizzo and Messina declared wryly on one pullover vest, “I HATE ‘FASHION,’” the strategic placement of the quotation marks indicating someone who tries too hard. The pair achieved the ultimate ease in Milan._____JOHN RICHMOND TAPS 1980S DNAHe’s a biker or a clubber, a rocker or a raver, unafraid to wear a 1980s punk-era skirt or to layer trousers or shorts with fishnets.John Richmond says the young man of today is ready for anything. And for Spring/Summer 2020, Richmond dipped back into his archive to bring back the punk skirt that graced the 1984 cover of Britain’s The Face magazine, earning him a place in fashion history.The updated cotton version comes in straightforward gray and khaki, worn with showy co-ordinated bombers with panels of snakeskin print or metallic detailing.“Kids nowadays wear anything. You know they’ve broken all the rules. So you get guys wearing jeans which are hardly there. It’s all changed,” Richmond said.Snakes and snakeskin prints were the chief motifs of the co-ed collection – but no snakeskin itself.The collection featured architectural shoulders for her, accented by a cinched waist and flowing, pleated trousers for undulating movement. She might add a skin-tight tattoo top that Richmond said was “a montage of iconography, with rings and Bowie and all kinds of things.”There were slinkier looks for evening, including a sequined snake slithering suggestively over the shoulder.Richmond has an eye on sustainability in his broader collection, and says it is easier to find eco-polyester. The looks in stores – not on the runway – will include reused vintage.Part of the philosophy includes using footwear that is on the market. Here, Richmond collaborated with Converse for men’s high-tops finished in sequins and studs with snakes or JR insignia.Richmond has been relaunching his historic brand after losing control in a business dispute for two seasons. He says it is now growing each season and as part of his latest chapter, he plans to open stores in Milan and Dubai this year and Malaysia next year.____PALM ANGELS GO UNDERGROUNDFrancesco Ragazzi took his popular Palm Angels streetwear brand underground, into the Porta Venezia subway station, where he staged his runway show for next spring and summer against a backdrop of greenery.For Ragazzi, streetwear “comes from the underground, like vegetation. I want to give meaning to this.”Ragazzi said backstage that the collection was inspired by a vintage store in Anytown, USA, where varsity sportswear, preppy college wear, safari looks mix it up alongside discarded Hawaiian shirts and tie-dye garments from long-forgotten vacations and previous lives.He chose a Monarch butterfly as the collection’s emblem, symbolizing rebirth. It appeared first and most strikingly on the front of a black car coat, as if taking off, and on souvenir T-shirts left for show guests with the inscription, “They will ignore you until they can’t.”The show opened with a leather shirt paired with trousers had a distinctive contrast black stripe down the inseam — a stock item for the season in a range of combinations, black on khaki, khaki on black, red on black. These were paired with floral shirts or Palm Angels basketball jerseys.Americana permeated the collection. A crisp white hospital shirt with a tiny U.S. flag was paired with deep-cuffed jeans. A dark hoody was covered with patches, the sort collected on vacation or as Boy Scout merit badges. Myriad butterfly brethren swarm a boxy white denim top, and white jeans, both with trailing straps. A short-sleeved down jacket with a sunset scene had a decidedly 1970s vibe.Wrap-around sunglasses in black or white completed the looks, along with odd-ball knitted Nordic winter hats._____DSQUARED2 FETISHIZEDMilan-based Canadian designing twins Dean and Dan Caten stuck with co-ed formula to unveil a collection bursting with patterns, shapes and volumes — and lots of attitude. There was an East-meets-West cross-over inspired by Bruce Lee films, which appear on movie poster T-shirts for him and for her.The menswear had a fetish appeal, with leather trousers paired with lace or sheers tops. Floral silk boxer shorts stuck out of trouser waistbands, clashing with tropical tiger printed light silk shirts or kimonos that fluttered luxuriously at the slightest breeze. Trousers ranged from straight leg khaki to cuffed jeans. Wide-leg shorts with a frayed-edge denim jacket had a feminine silhouette, accentuated by a bright-red shoulder bag. A gold corset was partially unlaced under a dark car coat and olive jeans, offering a kinky surprise. Accessories included oversized backpacks, often camouflaged with patterns matching tops.The women’s collection had a 1980s vibe with tough-girl denim in ripped skinny jeans and short-shorts. A gold lame jumpsuit laced at the side waist heralded the gender shift in the runway show. Silk corsets were worn with jodhpur trousers, and sheer babydoll dresses offered an after-hours flouncy, femininity.____MISSION MISSONIWhile younger brands sharpened their street smarts, Missoni is sticking with what it does best, luxury knitwear.The newest menswear collection, previewed in a showroom presentation, was inspired by French singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg, who creative director Angela Missoni described as “one of the icons of my teen-age period.”“He wasn’t the most handsome, but he had a lot of charisma. He was different from the crowd of men — very cultured, very sexy and very unconventional,” Missoni said.The collection incorporates classic pinstripe, argyle, hounds-tooth and Prince of Wales patterns with Missonified-twists, to give the brand an urban edge. An argyle pattern is hand embroidered over a sweater. Pinstripe trousers come in powdery hues. And ethnic inserts give a new twist on the very French boat-neck knit top.At Missoni, technical treatments are all in service of the knitwear. A car coat was treated with aloe for softness, with the additional benefit of having an anti-baterial layer. Another super fine cotton summer coat received treatments to make it water resistant, while maintaining the knitwear lightness.____MARCELO BURLON GIVES AN EASY RIDEArgentine designer Marcelo Burlon’s County of Milan collection brought together extremes of technical active wear and tailored suits.The looks included Lycra running tops worn with a chino and topped with a bucket hat as easily as with runner’s leggings and a flat runner’s pack or with a notched suit jacket and matching trousers.A graphic top and trousers touted 1969 motorcycle road trip film “Easy Rider” in movie poster style. The spray painting effect on sneakers and jeans gave the impression the garments had been tagged by a street artist.For more sophisticated looks, there were polo shirts down up in fading-in-and-out colour gradients of black to yellow.For women, there was a long, high-slit tank dress with the same effect. A blazer gave a tailored finish to a zip-up athletic top and bike shorts. Women’s jeans were worn looser and wider than the men’s.Burlon also showed off his children’s line with a mini-model dressed in a two-button royal blue suit. There was a double-breasted version for adults.Colleen Barry, The Associated Press read more
“The situation for people trapped in eastern Aleppo remains of the gravest concern,” said Stephen O’Brien, noting that he is aware of the measures proposed today by the Russian Federation to set up humanitarian corridors.Media reports suggest that Russia has proposed establishing several so-called “exit corridors” that would allow for the distribution of food, as well as provide an opportunity for civilians to flee the city. While underscoring that the situation is so dire that all options must be considered, Mr. O’Brien stressed that it is critical that the security of any such corridors is guaranteed by all parties and that people are able to use them voluntarily.“No one can be forced to flee, by any specific route or to any particular location. Protection must be guaranteed for all according to the principles of neutrality and impartiality,” he stated.Mr. O’Brien said that his proposal for 48-hour humanitarian pauses to enable cross-line and cross-border operations is what humanitarian actors require. This would ensure that relief workers are able to see for themselves the dire situation of the people, assess their needs, adjust to logistical constraints and assist people where they are now with their life-saving and protection needs.“In any event, all parties are required and obliged, under long-established and accepted international humanitarian law, to allow safe, unimpeded, impartial and immediate humanitarian access for civilians to leave and for aid to come in,” he said.Earlier in the week, Mr. O’Brien, who is also the UN Under- Secretary-General for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, warned the Security Council that the clock is ticking and the parties, and those with influence, “must act now” to establish a weekly, 48-hour humanitarian pause so much-needed assistance could be provided to the people trapped in Aleppo. “This must be a full United Nations call – not just from me as the UN’s humanitarian chief – this has to come from you, the Security Council,” he said.Meanwhile, the UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, spoke to reporters in Geneva today and told them that fighting on the ground is impeding humanitarian aid in the country. Noting “serious concern” about the situation in Aleppo, saying that the city is “de facto besieged,” because it is almost completely encircled militarily.“The clock is therefore ticking; there is no doubt about that. If Aleppo becomes a […] major besieged area – and we are very close to that – we would have a huge number of additional besieged – humanitarian wise- people in the country, when we were actually having a reduction,” he said.On the humanitarian side, the Special Envoy is urging the two co-chairs of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), the Russian Federation and the United States, to expedite discussions on how to reduce the violence, along the lines of the meetings in Moscow and then in Laos, particularly between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and United States Secretary of State John Kerry. Along with Russia and the US, the ISSG comprises the UN, the Arab League, the European Union and 16 other countries that have been working on a way forward since late last year. Mr. de Mistura said that his Deputy Special Envoy, Ramzy Ezeldine Ramzy, will head to Damascus in the next few days to discuss with the Syrian authorities some ideas that the Office of the Special Envoy has developed in order to facilitate the launch in August of the intra-Syrian talks. The Special Envoy in the meantime is proceeding to Tehran to talk to the Iranian authorities. read more
Redskins’ Trent Williams. Photo by tireball.com.Incidents that centered on racial slurs–specifically the so-called “N-word”–have spurred the Fritz Pollard Alliance, an influential group that promotes diversity and job equality in the NFL, to call for an abolition of the polarizing word.Harry Carson and John Wooten, the organization’s executive director and chair, respectively, released a statement saying a number of game-day officials commonly have heard players use the N-word during games.“As former players (along with thousands of others) who have worked hard in different eras of the game to leave proud legacies for those who follow us, we are appalled and extremely disappointed to learn that the worst and most derogatory word ever spoken in our country is being used during games as well as casually in the locker room,” the statement reads.The Alliance also has called on the league to punish players who use the racial slur on the field through immediate ejections and subsequent fines, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.Two recent cases brought this issue to the forefront. Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams has been accused of using the N-word toward umpire Roy Ellison in last week’s game against Philadelphia, the sources said. The Alliance came to the defense of Ellison, who previously has been questioned and criticized for allegedly using racially tinged profanity toward Williams.But the Alliance said Williams told Ellison “f— you” and called him the N-word after Ellison warned him about using such profanities during the course of the game.Ridiculous, Williams claims. “I didn’t say any derogatory statements to him,” Williams said. “That still doesn’t account for anything he said. No ref could ever say I used any language toward them. You’ve got to watch what you say to them. . . If I said it, why wait until I’m at the line to come back and say [what he did].”Williams also denied accusations of directing the N-word at Ellison, saying, “I laugh at that statement.”When Williams responded the way he did, Ellison called him “an ungrateful a–h—,” though Williams’ teammates backed the offensive tackle and said Ellison also used other vulgar language, such as “disrespectful m—–f—–.”According to sources, the Alliance said it wished Ellison behaved differently and had penalized and ejected Williams; instead, he used vulgar words of his own, casting a spotlight on the verbal dispute and leading to the news release it issued Thursday, the sources said.Suspended Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito, meanwhile, used the N-word in a voice mail left earlier this year for teammate Jonathan Martin, who left the team on Oct. 28 alleging bullying and harassment by teammates.The statement mentions former players such as Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Bill Willis and Marion Motley, “who bravely withstood the indignity of the N-word during a time when black men were beaten and even hung simply because of the color of their skin.”“We are not asking players to point fingers or to report who said what when. We are simply asking that you respect the dignity of your teammates, fellow players, officials, coaches, fans, and yourselves. Most importantly, we ask that you respect every man who has worn the uniform but especially those men who helped make the National Football League what it is today and have made it possible for you to follow in their footsteps,” the statement reads.“Refusing to use the N-word will show that respect.” read more
Forty-four players in Ohio State men’s basketball history scored 1,000 points in the course of their OSU careers, and after Saturday’s 110-47 romp of St. Francis, Evan Turner is one of them.“It probably won’t hit me until a little bit later, but it’s a great accomplishment and an honor to be in the same class as legendary players,” Turner said. “I’m very fortunate to be in this position.”Turner made all seven of his field goal attempts and finished the game with 16 points, eight rebounds and five assists. It was the first time all year the junior didn’t record a double-double.Senior Jeremie Simmons and junior Jon Diebler led the scoring for the Buckeyes. Simmons scored 18 points on 7-9 shooting, and Diebler added 17 points of his own, including five three-pointers.OSU’s 110 points were the highest total for any Buckeye team since 1995 and the 11th highest in school history.“I thought it was pretty cool,” Turner said. “We’re a team that scored one of the highest totals in school history. It’s something to remember.”The blowout provided a chance to get some Buckeye players much-needed rest. After Turner and Diebler played nearly every minute in the last few games, both played fewer than 30 Saturday.But for coach Thad Matta, it was an opportunity for some of his supporting cast to gain experience.“I think I was more concerned with getting minutes for our other guys,” Matta said. “I’ve never been opposed to giving guys too many minutes, as you’ve probably seen over the past six years.”The Buckeyes return to the court Wednesday to play Florida State as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. read more
Below is a commentary by a former Health Minister under the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP), Dr Leslie Ramsammy as it pertains to Government funding and transferal of Ministry of Health (MOH) doctors from contract employment to the pensionable establishment:Dr Leslie RamsammyAPNU+AFC is engaging in gimmicks and trickery in the employment of doctors. The Ministry of Health has been transferring all doctors employed as contract employees unto the pensionable establishment. For those doctors whose contracts are ending, they are being re-employed under the pensionable establishment. All new doctors are now also being employed under the pensionable establishment. There might be a good reason for this but unfortunately this is being done for all the wrong reasons.Whatever the reason, financial provisions need to be made. An examination of the Ministry of Health’s budget for 2017 reveals that the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Health have made inadequate provisions for the doctors in the Ministry of Health’s employ. An examination of the Regional Health Budgets for 2017 will also reveal that no provisions were made in those budgets to cover employment costs of GMOs [General Medical Officers]. An examination of the appropriate line item for the Ministry of Health shows that the amount allocated for 2017 is not adequate for the number of GMOs in the employment of the Ministry of Health. The sum allocated in the appropriate line item will, in fact, be fully expended by June, if the employment statistics provided in Budget 2017 is accurate.To complicate matters for doctors who were previously on the pensionable establishment, budgetary provisions were provided in the wrong line item, as salary provisions were made under contracted employees. But for the newly appointed doctors in 2016 and 2017, including the 79 newly appointed GMOs in 2017, no provision was made, either in the line item covering employees under the pensionable establishment or under contracted employees.Come July, therefore, the sums allocated in both the line items for GMOs under the pensionable establishment or the contracted GMOs (which should be none) will be fully consumed and doctors in the Ministry of Health’s employment will be faced with the possibility of late payments. I suppose the government will apply for a virement to shift resources wrongly placed under contracted employees, but as I sated before this is adequate to cover the expected needs. The Ministry of Health will require a supplementary budget to cover the period July to December. This is a situation that should not arise and represents gross incompetency.Earlier I suggested the move to employ GMOs under the pensionable establishment was done for all the wrong reasons. The PPP had its reasons for employing GMOs as contracted employees. APNU+AFC changed the policy and, in itself, the change is a good one. But APNU+AFC shifted the GMOs from contracted to pensionable category as a gimmick to hide the fact they have been employing a large number of people as contracted employees throughout the public service. Budget 2017 shows a significant increase in contracted employees at much higher salaries. In less than two years the number of contracted employees has surged by more than 2,000, in spite of them shifting GMOs and other contracted employees into the pensionable categories. In fact, the number is much larger than this because, in addition, there are also new contracted employees who replaced those shifted into the pensionable establishment, including the GMOs. It is gimmick, not good policy.This is the same APNU+AFC which had been critical of the PPP for employing contracted employees. Year after year, they attacked the PPP and called the use of contracted employees as “jobs for the boys”. Now in government, not only have they not kept their promise to reduce and eliminate the category of contracted employees, but they have expanded it. The trickery is even more despicable because the salaries of the persons shifted from the contracted category were significantly less than the ones being employed as contracted employees. I challenge the government to publish the figure for the number of persons who earn more than $500,000 per month today compared to December 2015. If they dare to publish that figure it will shock everyone.Dr Leslie Ramsammy Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGovt still plans to put all public doctors on pensionable scheme- RamsammyApril 13, 2017In “Opinion”Govt alters Doctors pensionable arrangement following consultations, backlashApril 10, 2017In “Health”PPP to Govt: Halt unlawful, discriminatory tactic of foisting Pensionable Scheme on Public DoctorsApril 8, 2017In “Health” read more
84 Comments FORMER PRESIDENT MARY Robinson has said that it was a mistake to leave her role as President early to take up the position of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.In an interview with RTÉ’s Cian McCormack as part of the Hidden Gems series, Robinson said that, although she’s been “very lucky in life”, there are some mistakes that she regretted.She also said that she had allowed former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to “bully” her into taking the role of high commissioner, and that it was her “hardest decision” not to go for a second term as President of Ireland.Robinson served as President between 1990 and 1997, before taking up the role as High Commissioner for Human Rights in September 1997. She served in this role until 2002.When asked how she felt about her long career looking back, Robinson reflected that there was a lot she was happy with, but some things that certainly regretted.“I think I’ve been very lucky in life, to be honest,” she said. “I’ve been very fortunate in love, life and family.”I have deep disappointments but I feel much more that I’ve been very lucky in a life that wasn’t planned. Image: Ben Curtis AP/Press Association Images Feb 10th 2017, 12:09 PM 54,991 Views By Sean Murray Mary Robinson says she was “bullied” into stepping down as President early Robinson said it was her “hardest decision” not to go for a second term as President. Short URL Former President Mary Robinson Image: Ben Curtis AP/Press Association Images Share359 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article http://jrnl.ie/3232652 She expressed the wish that she would have wanted to remain President, but also wanted to take the role at the UN.I then made a mistake – and it was a mistake – to allow Kofi Annan to sort of bully me into coming earlier and not seeing out the last month and a half of my presidency.This was a regret, and she felt that it changed how some people perceived her. She added:People felt like I didn’t like being President. That wasn’t true. It was the hardest decision not to go for a second term.She did admit, however, that it would have been difficult to do the job with the same conviction for another seven years. Robinson also praised her successor Mary McAleese and current President, Michael D Higgins.In the Hidden Gems series, public figures go to a place which means a great deal to them, and explain why. Robinson chose Dun Laoghaire pier for this outing, but hints that there is a part of Mayo that is closer to her heart.“I have a place in Mayo, on a lake, where I do contemplate. It’s private, it’s safe, it’s like a sanctuary. I can mentally walk all around the grounds of our home in Mayo no matter where I am.”This love for Mayo was reinforced with this exchange with a passer-by, Gerry Sullivan, who calls her a “nice lady” before asking if Dublin would win the All-Ireland this year.Robinson replied: “No, I’m hoping Mayo win. We’re the ones who need to win it at this stage.”Read: ‘Trump is a bully. And we have to stand up to bullies’ – Mary Robinson Former President Mary Robinson Friday 10 Feb 2017, 12:09 PM read more
SEATTLE — Public school teachers paid most of the bill for the education lawsuit that is forcing the Washington Legislature to put billions more into the state budget for K-12 education.So far, the McCleary case has cost the plaintiffs, including the teachers union, about $4 million in attorney fees. The state attorney general’s office has spent another $2 million defending the Legislature, according to public records obtained by The Associated Press.After years in the state court system, in 2012 the Washington Supreme Court ruled that lawmakers are not meeting their constitutional responsibility to fully pay for basic education and that they are relying too much on local tax-levy dollars to balance the education budget. The court gave the Legislature until the 2017-18 school year to fix the problem detailed in the lawsuit brought by a coalition of teachers, parents, students and community groups.Ultimately, the lawsuit could mean as much as $6 billion in additional dollars going into the education budget during a two-year budget cycle.Teachers didn’t pay the whole cost of the lawsuit and its journey through the courts, but they paid for most of it, acknowledged Rich Wood, spokesman for the Washington Education Association.“Washington teachers are proud of that advocacy for fully funding education and providing the resources kids need to be successful,” Wood said. Members of the union taxed themselves twice during the past decade to help pay for the lawsuit. In 2004, they voted to pay $1 a month for two years into a fund to support the lawsuit. read more
17 Photos Share your voice Mysterious deep-space signals can now be picked up in real time Glimpse of a dying star shows how Earth will be destroyed An intriguing planet with three suns discovered Comments Tags 3 Artist’s concept of a white dwarf and a disintegrating planet nearby. CfA/Mark A. Garlick Distant, dead planets stripped down to their cores by the stars they orbit still broadcast their presence to the cosmos, and scientists are hoping to tune in. When certain stars, likely including our own sun, reach the end of their lifespan they can expand into a red giant that burns all nearby planets to a crisp, leaving just orbiting metallic cores. The huge star then sheds its own outer layers, transforming into a dimming remnant called a white dwarf. The magnetic field between a white dwarf and the lingering core corpses of orbiting former planets can form a circuit that emits radio waves, which can be picked up by radio telescopes here on Earth. Now, a team that includes the co-discoverer of the first exoplanets is planning to search for these creepy dead planets by detecting their zombie radio signals. Space Strange space “Nobody has ever found just the bare core of a major planet before, nor a major planet only through monitoring magnetic signatures, nor a major planet around a white dwarf. Therefore, a discovery here would represent ‘firsts’ in three different senses for planetary systems,” explains Dimitri Veras from the UK’s University of Warwick in a statement. Veras, along with Pennsylvania State University Professor Alexander Wolszczan — co-discoverer of the first confirmed exoplanet back in the 1990s — has published research in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society that outlines which white dwarf stars are the best candidates to check for the broadcasts from beyond the planetary grave. “We think that our chances for exciting discoveries are quite good,” Wolszczan said. Those discoveries might turn out to be both exciting and eerie, because our own planet is also likely to wind up a dead hunk of metal transmitting into the void a few billion years from now. Hopefully by then, we’ll be jetting about to different star systems that haven’t yet gone all zombie radio. Sci-Tech A 23rd-century tourist guide to the galaxy read more
In spite of getting bail in two cases registered as Kukatpally police station, Heera group of companies founder Nowhera shaik will be remaining at Chanchalguda jail. This is due to the pending cases registered against her in Hyderabad, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Delhi and Andhra Pradesh. Shaikh was arrested by the Kukatpally police in January 2019 in connection with cases registered against her in October 2018 by Mohammed Ghouse and Akram. However, a court in LB Nagar granted bail to Nowhera on Tuesday. Nowhera defrauded the investors by collecting investments from the public on the promise of paying a 36 per cent return. Around 1.72 lakh investors across the country have been cheated from whom Rs 5,600 crore was collected, suspects police. read more
Historically Black colleges and universities have served African-American communities for 150-plus years, but they are frequently underrepresented, according to filmmaker Stanley Nelson. Furthermore, he said, many stories are left untold in mainstream media. Nelson is attempting to change that condition with a new film, Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities.The film was shown Dec. 1 at Morgan State University inside the School of Global Journalism and Communication. In 2015, Nelson debuted the film The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution at Morgan. His newest film chronicles the long, complex history of HBCUs and their impact on post-Civil War years and the days of the Civil Rights Movement. The director is touring HBCUs around the country as part of a multiplatform project called “HBCU Rising.” The goal is to drive dialogue inspired by the film among a variety of audiences.Nelson told Dallasweekly.com that the tour is necessary because many people may not be aware of the vital histories of their institutions.“Many students and even alumni are not aware of the deep history of how and why HBCUs were created and the foundation for success they provided for African-Americans,” he said.On Nov. 27, Morgan State staged its Founders Day on the sesquicentennial date that the former training school for pastors was established. Five former slaves, said President David Wilson, in 1864 planted the seeds for the future Carnegie-level urban public research university he now leads. Morgan is distinguished among HBCUs – and many predominantly White campuses – for producing record numbers of Fulbright Scholars – 205 since 1952. Furthermore, 11 representatives from Nigerian universities attended the milestone event to deliver proclamations of congratulations and to sign memorandums of understanding in order to create exchange programs. Morgan is also renowned for its engineering school, NFL stars and media workers that include New York Times sports columnist Bill Rhoden and April Ryan, White House correspondent with American Urban Radio Networks and CNN contributor.Nelson has been on tour since Nov. 14 and has visited Dillard University in Louisiana and Clark- Atlanta University. Future stops include North Carolina Central University, Howard University and South Carolina State University, one of the institutions featured in the film because of the Orangeburg Massacre of 1968, a civil rights protest that resulted in the deaths of three people and the wounding of 27 others.“Eight years in the making of writing the proposal and gathering grants, we are telling a story that has never been told; 200 years of history in 85 minutes,” Stacey L. Holman, one of the film’s producers, told a Florida A&M University audience Nov. 2. “It was a very daunting task, but no one else was going to tell it. You never hear about the entire experience of black colleges.” Said Nelson, “We appreciate the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s support and the partnership on the ground with local public television and radio stations to make this tour possible.”Tell Them We Are Rising will air worldwide Feb. 19, 2018 on PBS.The writer is a student in the Morgan State University School of Global Journalism and Communication. read more
Tiny Countertop Dishwasher Cleans Your Dishes in Just MinutesThe Best Robots of CES 2018 While one can make a strong argument for the Super Nintendo being Nintendo’s best console (they’d probably win that argument), a strong case can also be made for the Game Boy. The world’s first true handheld system is still looked upon fondly by anyone lucky enough to have played one back in the day. Given the popularity of the NES and SNES minis, it’s only natural folks would perhaps want to further indulge their nostalgia by playing some Game Boy games. Thankfully, Hyperkin (the same company behind the Retron 5) is getting ready to release an updated version of the handheld classic.The “Ultra Game Boy” (as it is currently being dubbed) was shown off during this year’s CES and it is certainly an impressive little device. The upcoming handheld features an aluminum casing, which gives it more weight than the original Game Boy. The aluminum housing also makes it much more durable. You can adjust volume and contrast like with the original, but the Ultra Game Boy includes another dial to adjust the LCD backlit display. Unlike the original, you can actually play this one in low or no-light settings. The backlight can even be adjusted to any color of the RGB spectrum. You also have the option of turning the backlight off for that authentic Game Boy experience.Photo courtesy of GizmodoThe improvements don’t stop there. The Ultra Game Boy has a built-in six-hour battery that can be charged via USB-C port. The device also features a pair of stereo speakers and left and right audio-out connections. As Gizmodo points out, this feature is somewhat odd considering classic Game Boy titles only had mono sounds. I doubt many will complain about this, however. The audio-out can be used by chiptune musicians to create music.The Ultra Game Boy (or whatever it ends up being called) is expected to launch sometime during the summer. Hyperkin wants to sell the device for under $100, which I suppose is a fair deal given all of the improvements the company has implemented. Keep in mind this handheld only plays classic Game Boy and possibly Game Boy Color cartridges; there are no pre-installed titles. If you have some old Game Boy games lying around, you can now dust them off and relive the glory days. Alternatively, you can try to purchase these titles online, though I suspect Game Boy cart prices will start to climb after this announcement.For more CES coverage visit our sister site PC Mag.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target read more
The American College of Radiology’s technologically advanced education center in Reston, Va.The American College of Radiology (ACR), founded in 1923, has remained the cornerstone in all matters to do with radiology, continuing to improve, promote and protect the advancement of radiology. Leading the radiology evolution, the ACR represents over 37,000 members spanning the imaging spectrum. When the world looks to the ACR to provide the best educational seminars, displays play a large part in facilitating that environment. ACR and Eizo have maintained a solid synergistic partnership since 2008. Eizo has maintained this partnership by offering the highest quality products, allowing the center to recreate true-to-life accounts and contributing to the best learning experience possible. With that, they required versatility to cater to the multitude of users and modalities to include positron emission tomography (PET), computed tomography (CT), angiography and breast imaging. Eizo again fit the strict criteria that ACR required with the RadiForce RX440, a large format 29.8-inch LED backlit diagnostic LCD solution.Vinay Sandhir, senior director of ACR’s Education Center, is responsible for selecting state-of-the-art equipment that offers the closest thing to clinical simulation picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and workstations from all the relevant vendors with full DICOM training sets. Sandhir vetted all major brands, and through this process, he not only credits the high quality of the Eizo brand, but the support and service the company continually provides. He stated, “I am impressed with the overall simplicity of the installation and the flexibility to change viewing formats to represent the various vendors.” Sandhir continues to praise Eizo and the feedback he receives from attendees who comment on image quality and reduced eyestrain. Sandhir said, “When people walk into their classroom, you have to see the double-take when they view 60 Eizo monitors in one room. It is very impressive and conveys what we were trying to accomplish.”Eizo values its partnership with ACR and is proud to be aligned with such a historic institution in their promotion of quality medical education as the ACR strives to fulfill these core functional areas: education, research and membership value. One main focus that embodies these three core areas is the advent and operation of their technologically advanced education center in Reston, Va., which is credited with teaching over 1,300 physicians worldwide annually, in one or more of its 43 annual seminars.Case study supplied by Eizo. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Sponsored Content | Case Study | Information Technology | November 11, 2015 | Sponsored by Eizo The ACR Renews Its “Radiology Classroom of the Future” With Eizo Diagnostic Displays read more
London gears up for Global Grape Summit tomorrow … From the pages of Produce Business UKLondon’s New Covent Garden Market (NCGM) is pushing on with its bold venture to turn the historic wholesale market into the capital’s dominant food hub, as well as an incubator for up-and-coming food makers, creators and thinkers from the UK and beyond. PBUK uncovers the progress and plans to learn how this £200m-plus redevelopment will benefit and inspire traders, entrepreneurs, the local community and the food industry at large.As part of its grand plan to build a modern fruit, vegetable and flower wholesale market, NCGM aims to create a vibrant, 37-acre food industry campus for small businesses, featuring a food destination for consumers called the Food Quarter. Located just minutes from the new Northern Line tube station of Nine Elms opening in 2020, the venue is designed to ‘nurture the future of food’ and cement NCGM’s position at the epicentre of London’s culinary scene.“This is about securing and safeguarding the market’s future,” AlastairOwen, NCGM’s communications manager, tells PBUK. “New CoventGarden Market has been on this site since 1974. We want it to be here for generations and for it to have a firm place as thousands of new homes are built around us.” The first phase of this ambitious journey started in February  with the launch of a ‘first-of-its-kind’ food innovation hub – the Food Exchange – which serves as a creative workspace, kitchen space and food culture venue for food entrepreneurs. The centrepiece of this building will open next summer  in the form of London’s largest shared kitchen and co-working space for small food makers, thanks to a partnership with food incubator Mission Kitchen. This also will serve as an event and meeting space for the wider community to appreciate London’s renowned food culture.Long term, NCGM’s vision is to support further small businesses and to serve the public by housing independent restaurants, cafés and food shops within a retail market area – the Food Quarter – that will source and supply fresh produce from the market’s 175 traders. “This project strengthens who we are,” Owen explains. “We want to build on our heritage and how wholesale markets can add so much value to the industry and the community, because this is where new ideas come from.“We want to be the most important place in London for food, and the wholesale market is the biggest part of that; it’s the flagship,” he continues, highlighting that the market supplies 40 per cent of the fresh produce eaten outside the home in London, as well as 20 of the capital’s top restaurants, plus cafés, schools and businesses.“We’re a market of small businesses,” Owen says. “Our traders go back generations, and that’s the ethos for the place we’re building. It’s about finding and supporting small businesses.” Supporting start-upsTo that end, NCGM recently opened the doors to the Food Exchange – 40,000 square feet of lettableoffice, kitchen and co-working space spanning three floors and three roof terraces.So far, the building is home to Oppo, Spoon Cereals, Wheyhey, Young Foodies, CocoPro, Joe’s Tea Company and Swig Wines, amongst others, with room for more than 130 businesses working in food.On the top two floors, private studios can be rented by teams working in food, including start-ups, recipe developers, photographers, PR agencies, magazines, stylists and writers. “The Food Exchange will start the process of NCGM becoming to food what Canary Wharf is to finance, and Old Street is to the tech industry,” claims Owen. “There isn’t somewhere like this for food, where people in the industry can work alongside each other. Food is so fragmented. Everyone says it’s about time someone did this. “We’re creating an environment that fosters innovation, a hub of knowledge and ideas where over lunch you can create new ideas and partnerships.”Rory Lawson, co-founder of hydrating recovery drink supplier CocoPro, says the Food Exchange is already having a positive impact on his business since moving in at the end of April .“Being in the great space we have and with other businesses around us has opened up one or two opportunities that maybe we wouldn’t have had elsewhere,” he reveals, adding that he is “bouncing around ideas” with a couple of companies.Lawson discloses that CocoPro – a pure coconut water drink with added protein – is going to join Young Foodies, a start-up incubator based upstairs in the Food Exchange that nurtures so-called ‘challenger brands.’“Young Foodies is looking to build a real case for young food and drink companies,” Lawson explains. “It makes sense for us to work together, to bring something to the table and to take away some learnings.”Annie Morris, the co-founder of Spoon – a healthy granola company on a mission to make breakfast better – believes her company is reaping from the shared environment too.“You have more motivation because everyone’s so like-minded,” she notes. “It’s not easy working in a start-up, but everyone’s so passionate about growing their business. I’m looking forward to more companies joining. “There are a lot of complementary brands working here; already we’ve made partnerships for marketing purposes,” she adds.Since moving in, Spoon like CocoPro, has become a member of Young Foodies. “Having them on the floor above is great,” Morris says. “They help on the operations side and give us the answers we’re looking for.”Already, Lawson is confident there are “strong collaborative opportunities” for CocoPro with other businesses located at the Food Exchange.“It’s amazing how you can tap into a number of crossovers and share ideas, or get a neutral opinion from someone,” he comments. “A community is starting to build.” The facility has emerged at the right time, according to Alessio d’Antino, the founder and CEO of ForwardFooding, which facilitates collaborations between innovative food start-ups and established food corporates.“It’s a well-needed space in terms of serving a community of food entrepreneurs who are just starting out,” he tells PBUK. “It will bring together a network of industry players that are hungry for innovation and new products, alongside serving the local community.” The community aspect was precisely what attracted Morris, and Lawson.“It’s an amazing concept,” Morris enthuses. “Being with other food start-ups – that appealed to us. Plus, it’s a new building. It was great timing.”As for the cost, both Lawson and Morris agree the rent is reasonable for what’s provided. Equally, they look forward to the expansion of the infrastructure.“Spoon is one of the first companies to move in, so we had a good offer,” states Morris. “The building is not pristine yet; it’s still in development, but that’s not fazed us. We’re excited to grow together.” SH Pratt’s Halo facility confirmed for Logistics … You might also be interested in August 15 , 2018 Lawson concurs the rent is good value, while the location is solid. “It’s better than market rate; certainly for the space we get,” Lawson comments. “It’s not far to walk from Vauxhall station.“Of course, we’d all like coffee shops and convenience stores on our doorstep, but it will grow. There are plans for the ground floor [the Food Quarter] and with Mission Kitchen [the shared kitchen space]. “If they realise half of their ambitions, it’ll be a great place for our business,” he affirms.Morris adds that the new Nine Elms tube station will be a further advantage.“It will create this exciting, new hub for foodies and people supporting smaller businesses,” she concludes.D’Antino describes the facility as an “exciting, end-to-end” proposition.“I think having a 360-degree solution – from prototyping your product to understanding how to market it – will make the space a go-to destination for food entrepreneurs,” he asserts. Filling the commercial kitchen gapTo broaden its support for small businesses, next summer Mission Kitchen will open a shared, commercial kitchen space on the first floor of the Food Exchange, complete with professional equipment and mentorship from industry experts. Private kitchens will be available for larger companies, or those preparing free-from allergen products. Additionally, there will be co-working areas for service-providers, such as graphic designers and finance consultants. “We’re filling that gap for small businesses; for example, those baking at home that are far away from having their own commercial kitchen space,” explains Owen at NCGM. “It’s for start-ups, street traders, recipe developers and general innovators.” Mission Kitchen managing director Charlie Gent says the space, which is designed to benefit the public and local schools too, covers nearly 19,000 square feet.“That’s a lot of room to create an effective, impactful workspace for entrepreneurs, and also an educational forum for the public to engage with food and the food industry via classes, tastings, dining events, talks, indoor markets, etc.,” Gent tells PBUK.Indeed, the facility will include a cookery school for home cooks, a vocational training kitchen for professionals, an evolving food museum and a test kitchen. Outside, the two roof terraces could host anything from beehives to polytunnels for growing herbs and vegetables.“Growing food that can be used by our members directly is high on the list of priorities, as is experimenting with growing food indoors,” Gent reveals.D’Antino is certain the kitchen will add value. “We get a tonne of requests from people asking for commercial kitchen spaces to rent out,” he points out, adding that many existing facilities are too expensive for start-ups.“There is no other space in London (that I’m aware of) that’s as big as this, and complemented by a community of people.” Morris says Spoon will use the shared kitchen. “The kitchen will be great for recipe development, not just for the business but for social media and our blog,” she says.Likewise, Lawson at CocoPro believes the shared kitchen will be beneficial. “We might tap into it as we develop the use of our drinks and start trying different recipes,” he notes. “We have big ambitions, and for CocoPro the product range to be much more – from drinks to snacking.” Certainly, Gent envisages the kitchen space will connect with its surrounding facilities. “Our intention is to create an ecosystem both within our space, and one that connects with the ecosystem of the wholesale market and the Food Quarter,” he says.“There is such an amazing range of produce right on our doorstep; we’re really excited about our members building relationships with the market traders to access their produce, and for the traders to really showcase what they can offer. “We have a shared vision and ambition to work together. Over the coming year, we’ll try to set up a streamlined system and procedures by which produce can be ordered directly from the market.”As for the Food Quarter, Gent hopes the flow will go both ways too. “We’d love to see our members growing, moving out of our space and into the Food Quarter, as well as other independents coming into the retail market and benefiting from our community and space.” Morris says that would mark the realisation of a dream for Spoon. “When we started, we looked at opening our own café or site, and that’s still a dream of ours,” she reveals. “Once the retail market is active, we’ll definitely explore how we can play a part, maybe via a stall to interact with consumers.” Connecting with consumers The idea of reaching out to the people living around the market is a clear winner for d’Antino from ForwardFooding.“I think it’s a great concept,” he states. “The one thing that struck me positively when I visited was that they want to connect the communities surrounding the venue through the food market. I thought that was really interesting, and the setting is perfect in terms of making that happen. NCGM is one of the very few large distribution networks of fruit and veg in London.” Of course, although NCGM is London’s “original and largest” fruit, vegetable and flower market, Owensays that fact is only well-known by the trade.“Because we operate at night and behind a brick wall, many people don’t know what the market does and what it offers to London,” he notes. “This project takes it to a completely new level. “One of the things we’ve looked at is the role a wholesale market plays in a city centre, and how we can redefine that role for NCGM within an environment and an area that is changing.”Redefining the marketBack in 2007 when the redevelopment of NCGM was first discussed, Battersea Power Station entered its redevelopment phase, 25,000 new homes began to emerge in the Nine Elms area, and the US Embassy announced a relocation. This regeneration presented an opportunity to redefine NCGM completely by adding value to its traders, its evolving local community and the wider industry. “We want NCGM to play a really central role in this area,” Owen states. “We’re in a fantastic location in London, and we’re adamant that this market and these businesses will remain here.”The £200m-plus new market is being funded from the release of 20 acres of surplus land to a private development partner, who, in return, will construct a set of interlinking facilities on one triangular site in the coming years. read more
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