Upcoming webinar: Family Transitions & Financial Changes

first_imgBy Molly C. HerndonJoin the Personal Finance and Family Transitions teams for a collaborative webinar on Tuesday, October 13 at 11 a.m. ET. Dr. Barbara O’Neill and PhD Candidate, Jennifer Rea, will present a 90-minute webinar on Military Family Financial Transitions: Handling Changes to Income, Benefits, and Money Management.Created on canva.com by Molly HerndonThe two concentration areas are joining forces to best present the common problems that arise when military families leaving the military. Dr. O’Neill will focus on the financial issues while Ms. Rea will concentrate on the familial problems that are common during these times of transition.The interactive nature of this webinar will offer many opportunities for webinar participants to offer their experience, via the webinar chat pod,  working with clients who are transitioning and share the resource they have used. Please join us to share with your colleagues!This webinar will offer 1.5 CEUs for AFC-credentialed and CPFC-credentialed participants. Others who join the webinar that are uninterested in the financial continuing education units can earn a Certificate of Completion.Created on canva.com by Molly HerndonWe will keep the conversation going on this topic when we meet for a Twitter Chat on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. ET. Are you new to Twitter and interested in getting started? Follow along in the Step-by-Step Guide for Getting Started on Twitter to create a user name and bio line. If you’re interested in testing the waters before our chat on Oct. 21, you can join one of the many ongoing Personal Finance Twitter Chats that happen each week. These provide a good opportunity for Twitter newbies to “watch” and listen to what happens during a Twitter chat, and of course, chime in with your expertise!Please join us for this exciting webinar on Tuesday, October 13, at 11 a.m. ET. Register, find supporting resources and join the webinar all through this link.last_img read more

Get it Together with These Avid Organizational Quick Tips

first_imgGet organized and stay that way with these easy and effective Avid organizational quick tips.Organization is king as any editor, videographer, and filmmaker knows. Being well organized makes you more efficient – and in this business being more efficient is paramount. With this in mind, we want to give Avid users a few quick tips to help your organization and efficiency. While these Avid organizational quick tips aren’t revolutionary, they are best practices for seasoned editors and newbies alike.1. The More Bins the BetterAvid does a really good job of demanding that you place all of your content into a bin, unlike Premiere Pro and FCPX. Being forced to create a bin to house your content is a good first step, but now, let’s take it a step further. Don’t just rest with the startup bin, expand that and organize your content as needed. The more bins the better, just remember to have a purpose and solid reasoning for the bins you create.2. Be Consistent with Your Naming ConventionAvid, as with most editing software, allows for searching. With this in mind, remember to have a consistent naming convention for all of your imported content. Be sure to add all the useful information you can, such as clip name or number, take number, subject, shot style (WS=Wide Shot, MS=Medium Shot, CU=Close Up), etc. and apply this same convention to all your bins. Creating a consistent naming convention will save you a ton of time and make it easier to search for the material you need.3. Create a Sequence for Each BinSometimes it’s useful to call upon the celluloid days of filmmaking where all of your footage was captured on a spool of film stock. A way you can do this in Avid is to take all the clips within a bin and create a sequence for that bin. Then simply take that bin’s clips, sub-clip them, and place them in the sequence.Now you have one long timeline with all of your footage sub-clipped the way you want it. You can then copy your entire timeline over or highlight what you need and copy it to the master sequence. By doing this, you can save some time, since all the footage you’ll ever use is already separated out and trimmed the way you want it.4. Use Colors to Tag your ContentOne last useful tip: Tag your clips with color. When you add color to your clips, you can see this color difference on your timeline, which will allow you to better keep track of footage. What I’ve done in the past for film work is have a color tag for specific types of clips, such as Camera A, B-Roll, and VFX. By adding a little color to your clips, you can keep things in perspective – and prevent yourself  from pulling your hair out while trying to find what you need.Do you have any additional tips that help your workflow? Feel like helping your fellow filmmakers get a little more organized? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

A Change Is in the (Interstellar) Wind

first_imgAs Earth and the other planets orbit the sun, the solar system itself travels through space. Its slow journey is taking it though a wispy expanse of gas called the Local Interstellar Cloud. Now, astronomers have discovered signs of potential turbulence in the cloud, indicated by a shift in direction of helium atoms that flow into the solar system. If the shift is real and continues for hundreds to thousands of years—a dicey extrapolation—it could be a harbinger of more dramatic changes in our solar system, notes study co-author David McComas of the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio.The finding, which McComas, Priscilla Frisch of the University of Chicago, and their colleagues report in the 6 September issue of Science, could foreshadow a change in the heliosphere, the vast bubble that shields the solar system from harmful cosmic rays. The heliosphere consists of charged particles blown out by the sun in the so-called solar wind. The size and shape of the heliosphere depends on the balance between the outward push of the solar wind and the inward pressure from gas in the Local Interstellar Cloud—the interstellar wind.To detect the wind shift, researchers drew on measurements by 11 spacecraft and satellites that have recorded directly or indirectly the flow of helium atoms into the solar system. Many kinds of atoms infiltrate the heliosphere, but helium is a particularly good tracer for all of them because it is abundant and typically survives in its uncharged, atomic state all the way to Earth’s orbit, Frisch says.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)So far, the apparent change in direction is small, about 4° to 9° over the past 40 years. But if it continues to shift direction and flips to the other side of the solar system, the heliosphere could be substantially distorted, notes astronomer William Reach of the Universities Space Research Association at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, who is not a member of the study. A smaller heliosphere would let in a greater a number of galactic cosmic rays, which are harmful to life on Earth.Jeff Linsky of the University of Boulder, Colorado, who is not a member of the team, says that the new result, if confirmed, indicates that the heliosphere is emerging from the Local Interstellar Cloud into another region, with a different wind direction. Frisch disagrees and thinks that it’s small-scale turbulence. Either way, the finding will provide “interesting new twists” to modeling of the solar wind’s interactions with the cloud, comments Gary Zank of the University of Alabama, Huntsville. In addition, simply having the ability to record such changes in the solar system’s environment “is a really big deal,” McComas says.last_img read more

Clasico: Meralco, Kaya renew fierce rivalry

first_imgAlso kicking off at 4 p.m. at Rizal Memorial Stadium is the tussle between JPV and Ceres.Both Meralco and Ceres could miss key players who just came off a stint with the national team in Asian Cup Qualifying in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSparks skipper James Younghusband is doubtful for the tiff due to an ankle injury while Phil Younghusband could be rested after scoring in the Azkals’ 4-3 win over Tajikistan.“We have been informed of the injury,” said Aris Caslib, referring to James. As for Phil, Caslib said “we have to check how quickly he can adapt to the travel.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Pacesetter Meralco Manila and Kaya FC Makati renew their rivalry, even as streaking JPV Marikina battles powerhouse Ceres Negros in the Philippines Football League on Saturday.Unbeaten in four matches so far, the Sparks face their toughest test yet in fierce rivals Kaya in the Metro Manila derby at University of Makati pitch.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Pagunsan, Que stay in hunt What ‘missteps’? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

(REOPENS DEL 28)

first_imgTendulkar also said that he would look forward to receiving details on athletes progress. “I have mentioned the nature of the role as envisaged by me as I am keen to rally enhanced support for our champion athletes. I look forward to receiving details on your planned initiatives towards this objective. My best wishes to the entire contingent as we look forward to them proudly expressing themselves in Rio,” he said. The IOA Secretary General, meanwhile, said they are yet to get a confirmation from Rehman. “Mr. Rehman is yet to communicate to us but we are hopeful that he will also accept our invitation,” Mehta said. Asked about what specific role the goodwill ambassadors would play, Mehta said: “These iconic sportspersons and celebrities will spread the idea of Olympic movement in every nook and corner of the country, every village, block and city of India. “They will help in building up a sporting culture in this country. We need a sporting culture if we want to become a sporting country,” he added. PTI PDS SSR CM AH CMlast_img read more

Assam to host AIBA Youth Womens World Boxing Championship

first_imgGuwahati, Nov 6 (PTI) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said people of the state have highlighted their hospitality by helping the government organise world-class sporting events here.The International Boxing Associations (AIBA) Youth Womens World Boxing Championship would be held in Guwahati from November 19 to 26 where 193 registered boxers from 39 countries would participate and the prestigious competition will be held in India for the first time.”Many world-class tournaments are being organised in Guwahati regularly now and many more such tournaments are going to take place in the city in the near future,” Sonowal said while launching the official logo, mascot and anthem for the forthcoming championship.The government would develop 500 playgrounds in the state during 2017-18 and state-of-the-art sports stadiums will soon be constructed in Dibrugarh, North Lakhimpur and Sualkuchi in Kamrup, he said.The state governments focus has been to identify sporting talents from rural areas and nurture them for achieving success at the national and international level, Sonowal said.”Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Centre is giving a big push to sports and the state government is also committed to make Guwahati the sports capital of the country,” he said.The tournament would also be the qualifying competition for the Youth Olympic Games to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2018, according to officials, an AIBA statement said.The championship would also mark the beginning of the journey for women boxers to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the statement said.Five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom, the states leading boxer Shiva Thapa and singer Zubeen Garg have been appointed as brand ambassadors of the championship. PTI DG SBN PSadvertisementlast_img read more

Tweets From the Texas Game

first_imgAs noted earlier, Sean McDonough was having a field day with this… Really weird, bizarre observation. Noted here. Jeremy Smith trending worldwide. At least I think that’s OSU’s Jeremy Smith, unless the Tasmanian cricketer, the Australian singer, or the British biophysicist did something tight today? I bet Walt Garrison was. Interesting take from one of college football’s leading voices… This is like Bill Simmons tweeting at me and saying, “I REALLY LOVED THAT POST YOU WROTE ON JOSH COOPER THE OTHER DAY, KYLE!!”center_img I asked him if he meant in the broadcast booth or just in general. He said just in general. I love being on Twitter during games. Heck, I find myself sometimes looking at Twitter more than I’m looking at the actual game on TV (does that undermine whatever credibility I have as someone who “covers” Oklahoma State?!). Here’s a collection of some interesting tweets from today during the Texas game…It never came but I felt it too. It’ll get here at some point. I wouldn’t mind it being during an 11-0 Bedlamgeddon game. From one Cowboy to a bunch of others…If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! This made me laugh. This did not…last_img read more

DMCA Hosts Joint Meeting of Cruise Ship Emergency …

first_imgDMCA, October 28, 2013 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has hosted a coordinative and consultative meeting among concerned government departments, officials of the Cruise Ship Emergency Response Task Force Team, representatives of cruise organizers and cruise lines, and various other private and public sector maritime entities to discuss strategic priorities for the 2013-2014 maritime season in collaboration with the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) in Dubai.Held at Port Rashid’s cruise ship anchorage, the meeting began with a review of recent progress and significant lessons learned from past maritime seasons particularly with regards to maritime safety. Attendees agreed on various major priorities for the new cruise season, including the development of strategies for health care, medical evacuation, fire fighting, and management of marine debris. They concurred that these should be planned and implemented according to the highest local and international environmental standards and guidelines. The goal is to complement efforts to develop a renewed and secure maritime sector that serves the local, regional and international maritime community.The meeting was attended by representatives from a number of prominent strategic partners, including the General Administration of Civil Defense, the General Command of Dubai Police, DP World, Dubai’s Immigration and Passports Department, DTCM, and the National Emergency Crises and Disasters Management Authority. DMCA officials were also present.DMCA Executive Director Amer Ali emphasized the commitment of public and private sector stakeholders to intensify efforts to develop response plans for cruise ships plying Dubai’s territorial waters in order to reflect common aspirations towards consolidating Dubai’s leading position in maritime and international tourism. He pointed out that successive achievements in the maritime field are a result of fruitful cooperation between DMCA and its strategic partners in establishing a clear framework for adopting the highest standards of quality, best safety practices, and supportive regulatory actions. These, he noted, are all aligned with efforts to uplift Dubai and the entire UAE as one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the world.Ali noted that the Cruise Ship Emergency Response Task Force Team, has made significant achievements over the past maritime seasons, particularly in terms of improving the safety of passengers and crew of cruise ships moored in Dubai. He pointed out that there is a full commitment to continue supporting the team in their quest to apply international best practices that will enhance the readiness to cope with various possible emergencies on cruise ships in territorial waters.“We look forward to implementing a series of actions and initiatives as well as practical exercises to test communication, monitoring systems, and controls on cruise ships. We will also identify key areas for enhancing the safety of beaches and vessels moored within our local marinas which are considered among the best in the world,” added Ali. My location Print  Closelast_img read more

Fincantieri Shipyard Released, Environmental Probe Continues

first_imgzoom Italian police have released areas of Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard seized on June 29 on the order of the Criminal Court of Gorizia, the Italian shipbuilder said in a release.The working activities for all the workers involved in the production cycle at the shipyard resumed today.The Prosecutor’s Office also served the director of the shipyard with a notice of investigation for alleged violations of the rules related to the Integrated Environmental Authorization.Fincantieri suspended all of the production activities at its Monfalcone shipyard after the local Carabinieri Unit for the Protection of Environment had seized areas of the shipyard intended for sorting processing residues.The seizure was ordered as part of an investigation into alleged illegal waste management at the site initiated in May 2013, which according to Fincantieri was already rejected by the Preliminary Investigating Judge (GIP) at the Court of Gorizia, and by the latter Court on appeal.Following acceptance of the subsequent appeal to the Supreme Court filed by the Public Prosecutor at the Court of Gorizia, the latter was involved in the matter again and this time ordered the seizure.last_img read more

2018 Human Rights Awards Presented

first_img Group Awards: “The deserving recipients of this year’s awards act as a reminder that the work of strengthening human rights in Nova Scotia is a responsibility we all share,” said Ms. Hanson. “The commission is committed to supporting the good work of citizens. We are grateful for their dedication to the work of making Nova Scotia a more inclusive and equitable place to live.” For more information on the awards and for bios of the recipients, visit humanrights.novascotia.ca Inverness Development Association for its outstanding service through the Inverness Beach Boardwalk renewal initiative which created accessibility to beachgoers with disabilities. The South End Environmental Injustice Society, Shelburne, for its advocacy against environmental racism and promotion of education on this issue. Individual Awards: DeRico Symonds, Halifax, recipient of the Dr. Burnley “Rocky” Jones Award, was recognized for his community activism in addressing educational, vocational, and social barriers facing African Nova Scotian and other marginalized youth by providing employment opportunities and educational programs. Eric Smith, Halifax, received an award for his advocacy towards the protection of people with HIV/AIDS and those within the 2SLGBTIQ+ community from discrimination in the workplace. Huwaida Medani, Halifax, was recognized for her advocacy towards equitable opportunities for marginalized and racialized women in leadership and work promoting education, integration and support for newcomers to Nova Scotia. Kardeisha Provo, North Preston, was recognized for her work challenging negative stereotypes about the African Nova Scotian community of North Preston through her Youtube channel and public presentations. Recipients of the 2018 Nova Scotia Human Rights Awards were honoured at a ceremony today, Dec. 10, at the Halifax Central Library. Each year, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission recognizes Nova Scotians nominated by their peers for work in the field of human rights, social justice and advocacy. Today is also International Human Rights Day and marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. “Human rights work is community strengthening work,” said Christine Hanson, director and CEO of the Commission. “Recipients of today’s awards exemplify the characteristics of true leaders working tirelessly to strengthen and empower the communities they live in, belong to and care for.” The following are this year’s recipients: Youth Award:last_img read more

Admiral keen to deal with criminal charge get back to serving the

first_imgOTTAWA – Vice-Admiral Mark Norman says he’s eager to deal with the criminal charge he faces and return to serving Canadians.Wearing his full navy uniform, Norman made a brief court appearance Tuesday concerning an accusation he leaked sensitive information about a shipbuilding project.Norman was charged last month with breach of trust and denies any wrongdoing. He is slated to return to Ontario court May 15 to begin setting a timetable for proceedings.“I’m anxious to get to court, get this dealt with as quickly as possible and get back to serving the people of Canada,” he said following the appearance.Norman, who was the military’s second-in-command until suspended from duty early last year, faces up to five years in prison.The case revolves around a November 2015 decision by the newly elected Liberal government to reconsider a $700-million contract the Harper Conservatives had awarded to Quebec-based Davie Shipbuilding.Davie was hired to convert a civilian vessel, the MV Asterix, into a temporary resupply ship that would be leased until a permanent replacement was ready.While the plan to revisit the contract was supposed to remain secret, court documents show the RCMP suspected Norman of being upset with the decision out of concern the government would cancel the project.Norman was commander of the navy at the time and, according to the documents, allegedly worked with Davie to pressure the government to keep the project afloat.None of the accusations has been tested in court.Norman’s lawyer, Marie Henein, told the court Tuesday that disclosure of materials from the Crown to the defence is “substantially complete.”The criminal investigation began in December 2015 when the RCMP received a complaint alleging that cabinet secrets had been disclosed.The Mounties gathered evidence through court-approved warrants and a legal assistance treaty request involving U.S. authorities. The investigation also included interviews and the forensic analysis of “a significant number” of documents, the RCMP says.Henein expressed impatience Tuesday with the length of the process.“I’m tired of shadow-boxing. It’s time to step in the courtroom and deal with the evidence,” she told reporters after the hearing.“I don’t try my cases on the courthouse steps. I try them in a courtroom. And that is what we are ready to do. So we want to get this going, get this dealt with and let the public know exactly what this case is about.”Asked if her client was being treated as a scapegoat, Henein said: “I think that’s self-evident, isn’t it?”— Follow @JimBronskill on Twitterlast_img read more

Ottawa overreacting by shutting Fundy fishery after single whale spotted group

first_imgHALIFAX – A fishermen’s group says the federal government is jumping the gun with a costly fisheries closure in the Bay of Fundy following the sighting of a single North Atlantic right whale.The Department of Fisheries and Oceans says the area in Grand Manan Basin will be closed to fixed-gear fishing from 11:59 p.m. Thursday until further notice.The closure affects lobster, crab, groundfish, herring and mackerel licences.But Brian Guptill, president of the Grand Manan Fishermen’s Association, said the government was too quick to act.“A vessel … sees one right whale that is moving, not stopped and feeding, and they shut the fishery down because of that. The airplane was up this morning and couldn’t find a whale anywhere,” he said.Guptill said DFO should take a more measured approach.“It’s a matter of the number of whales or number of sightings. If you just see one whale and it’s travelling … the whale could be gone before you get the traps out of the water,” he said.Guptill said the closure is costly for 30 to 40 fishermen who will lose the last week of the season in that area.Ottawa says all gear must be removed before Thursday’s closure, and notice will be given prior to the reopening.The right whale population suffered 17 losses last year — 12 of them in Canadian waters — likely due to rope entanglements and ship collisions.Guptill said the government is overlooking the effective protection measures that Bay of Fundy fishermen have taken.“We’ve had a right whale mitigation strategy and we’ve been working to have no impact on the whales since 2006. There hasn’t been a known entanglement since that time,” he said.So far this year, the government has closed a number of East Coast fishing areas, mostly in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and fishermen have complained to Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc about lost opportunities.Last week, LeBlanc said he’s offering lobster fishermen from New Brunswick and Quebec a fall fishery due to the closure of a vast area where endangered right whales have been spotted.He said he told the Maritime Fishermen’s Union that he plans to open a harvesting zone in the last half of September to make up for the 15-day closure of a 1,400-square-kilometre portion of ocean.LeBlanc said the offer will go to about 62 fishing vessels in New Brunswick and 60 from the Gaspe Peninsula whose lobster harvest was largely shut down as the whales passed through.last_img read more

william To Be Joined By Bill Clinton And Alicia Keys At TRANS4M

first_imgInternational recording artist, entrepreneur and philanthropist will.i.am announced this week that he will host TRANS4M 2013: TRANS4Ming America on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, California.TRANS4M is an invitation-only conference that seeks out large, chronic problems and leverages collaborative efforts among businesses, non-profits, government, and community volunteers to accelerate new thinking and solutions.This year’s TRANS4M conference will focus on community transformation across America through STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math), community and wellness, all of which are programmatic goals of the i.am.angel foundation. The daytime conference sessions will focus on various aspects of transformation across life, self and community.TRANS4M creator will.i.am and Brian David Johnson, Intel Futurist and TRANS4M joint Curator, will present an eclectic slate of speakers including President Bill Clinton. Conference highlights will also include a VIP breakfast gathering under the Space Shuttle Endeavour with remarks by Astronaut and NASA Associate Administrator for Education Leland Melvin. Additional speakers will be announced.The concert portion of TRANS4M will take place at The Avalon Hollywood, where 1,500 guests will enjoy performances by Alicia Keys and will.i.am, among others. Additional artists will be announced. Proceeds from the concert will be donated to i.am.angel foundation to fund its programmatic activities, such as i.am.STEAM, i.am.home and i.am.wellness, which focus on STEAM education, home ownership and financial literacy, and healthy lifestyles, respectively.“This year, ‘TRANS4M 2013: TRANS4Ming America’ will focus on teaming businesses, non-profits, volunteers, and new technologies together to drive positive change in communities across the United States through education, the right STEAM skills and training, and a focus on the wellness of the people who live there,” will.i.am said.This is the second year that will.i.am will host his invitation-only conference, including 350 participants from industry, consumer brands, government and non-profits who will convene and explore smarter ways to collaborate to drive community transformation. Last year’s benefit concert raised in excess of $5 million for programs in Boyle Heights neighborhood (East Los Angeles), will.i.am’s hometown. Concert proceeds fund educational, home ownership and financial literacy programs operated by will.i.am’s i.am angel foundation.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Modern Popular Gnaoui and Hassani Artists to Perform at Mawazine 2017

By Safaa KasraouiRabat – A diverse selection of renowned Moroccan artists will perform during the 16th annual Mawazine Festival, Rhythms of the World.The Hay Nahda and Sale stages will be marked with the presence of various artists throughout the eight-day event . To start off, the Moroccan diva, Latifa Raafat will take over the May 12 opening ceremony on Sale’s stage.Moroccan modern and traditional music artist, Latia Raafat, has marked several generations. She started her career in the 80s with her first song, Mawal Al Hob.Following Raafat’s performance, Moroccan Amazigh artist, Raïssa Fatima Tabaamrant, will perform on May 13 at the same stage. The performer has more than 160 poems. She released her first album with the support of her maalam Moulay Mohamed Belfqih in 1985.May 15The fourth day of the festival will be devoted to Gnaoui Hamid El Kasri. The artist is renowned for his strong voice which makes him one of the most appreciated maallems.May 16On the fifth day of the festival, the Sale stage will host popular Rai modern music singer, Zina Daoudia. The singer is one of the biggest Chaabi stars and among the rare artists who sing Aita.May 17The public will meet with Southern Moroccan diva, Saida Charaf. The singer performs different kinds of music, including Sahrawi, Amazigh, and traditional music.May 18The concert will bring together two renowned names in French and Moroccan rap music, namely Don Bigg and La Fouine.At the age of 20, Bigg decided to put his studies on hold in order to devote all of his time to his passion. He started with the group Mafia C before launching his solo career and very first album entitled Mgharba ‘tal Mout.Franco-Moroccan rapper, La Fouine, has been attracted to music more than studies. The rapper released his first album, Bourre, in 2004.May 19Former leader of Mazagan-band, Issam Kamal, will perform his art on Sale’s stage. Issam has presented several successful pieces, including Dounia, Fabor, Zina, A Labess, Dada Hyani, Groovawahia, and Ayli Ayli.The closing evening will be reserved for the famous Chaabi artist, Abdellah Daoudi. The singer began his career at a very young age. Daoudi is one of the pioneers of popular traditional Moroccan music.Hay Nahda StageOn May 19, the audience will have a rendezvous with exceptional Moroccan artists, namely Asmae Lamnawar, and talented singer Hatim Ammor.Asmae started her career in the 90s and has performed on several famous stages, including the Cairo Opera House.For his part, studio 2m 5th edition-winner, Hatim Ammor, will also perform on May 19 at the same stage. He recorded his first song, Wala Marra, in collaboration with the Lebanese musician, Marouane Khoury. read more

Hon doc to grads Everyone has value

Susan Venditti, executive director of Start Me Up Niagara, receives an honorary degree from Brock President Jack Lightstone at Tuesday’s Social Sciences convocation ceremony.When Susan Venditti started volunteering with Out of the Cold 20 years ago, it seemed like the perfect gig.She felt good about what she was doing by helping homeless people stay safe, warm and fed on a cold winter’s night. But even better, when she finished her shift, she could return to her “pretty perfect life” and never get too emotionally involved with the people she’d assist, though she certainly had plenty of judgment.“It was a wonderful volunteering job, I thought. I felt great about helping and I was so sure it would interfere with nothing,” Venditti recalled. “I felt I knew a lot about homeless people; where just like many others, I had a lot of assumptions. I knew exactly what they should do, how they should be living their lives. The only problem was I didn’t actually know a homeless person at the time and I certainly didn’t know any of the them by their name.”That changed one shift when a woman approached Venditti and implored her to do something more.“(She said) ‘You middle class ladies have to help us because we’re going to die out here.’ This was a direct call to action,” Venditti remembered. “Message received.”Encouraging graduates to use their education to build a better world was the message Venditti hoped was received Tuesday morning when she relayed that and many other stories of self-awareness and growth at the Social Sciences convocation ceremony where she was presented with an honorary degree from Brock.Kaitlin McKay (right), who graduated with her honours degree in child and youth studies, was presented the Spirit of Brock medal Tuesday by Kristine Freudenthaler of Brock’s Board of Trustees.The humanitarian is one of two recipients to receive an honorary degree from the University during spring convication. Canadian astronaut and neurologist Roberta Bondar will be recognized Friday.As the executive director of Start Me Up Niagara, Venditti has long since traded in her emotionally detached existence to throw herself into helping St. Catharines’ homeless and unemployed, and those with mental illness.She told graduates that a better future is built by caring, and forgetting the boundaries that separate us.“I’ve learned that everyone has value,” Venditti said. “I know that being kind is more important than being right. I know that life moves in directions beyond imagination. I know that hard work and perseverance make a difference. I know there’s much left to do.“Graduates see how fortunate you are. Be grateful,” she added. “Use your education to make a difference. Start with those nearest you then spread your wings. There’s still time to build a better world.”Political Science Prof. Paul Hamilton offered graduates a similar message Tuesday afternoon when he gave the convocation address after receiving the Social Sciences Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching.Political Science Prof. Paul HamiltonHamilton, who graduated from Brock in 1990, recalled going off into the world at more optimistic time than those embarking on the rest of their lives Tuesday.He conjured Star Trek character Mr. Spock as he told graduates that in a world of religious demagogues, climate change deniers and anti-vaxers who ignore scientific fact, Spock’s virtue of reason is needed more than ever.“What could I possibly offer you to cure the ills of the day? I think we need to embrace our inner Spock…. It is through reason that we reach the best decisions, have dialogue and don’t try to stifle differing views.”Also recognized Tuesday were graduates Kaitlyn McKay (BA) and Paul Adachi (PhD), who were presented with Spirit of Brock medals for demonstrating leadership, courage, innovation, inspiration and community involvement while studying at Brock.Charissa DiMarco and Eryn Hartmier both received Dean’s Medals for having the highest standing in their respective degree programs.Paul Adachi, who graduated with his PhD in psychology, receives the Spirit of Brock medal from Kristine Freudenthaler of the Board of Trustees at Tuesday afternoon’s convocation ceremony. read more

British soldier will not be charged over friendly fire death of comrade

first_imgThe repatriation of Lance Corporal James Brynin who was killed in Afghanistan He recalled a meeting he had with L/Cpl of Horse Kelly during which he broke down in tears.Lt Col Hayward said: “He is a fairly experienced soldier and I said, ‘How are you coping?’ And he said, ‘Fine’.”And then I asked him to pause. I told him that today was the first day of the rest of his life when he would have to live with the knowledge he had killed one of his fellow soldiers, and then he broke down.”L/Cpl of Horse Kelly had possibly been “in denial” about the events and had put on a “brave face” up until his acceptance of what had happened, Lt Col Hayward added.Lt Col Hayward, who became CO of the regiment after the death of L/Cpl Brynin, said L/Cpl of Horse Kelly had undergone and passed mandated training and additional training since the fatality, and now exhibits “more care and rigour”.”Having spoken to him and seen the change in him, I would consider him now amongst the safest soldiers in the Army,” Lt Col Hayward said. “Like a lot of us, we tend to learn a lot from our mistakes rather than get it right all the time.” Show more No concerns were raised about L/Cpl of Horse Kelly during his training. And there had been “external validation” of L/Cpl of Horse Kelly’s training since the death “so that it wasn’t just about us marking our own homework”, he said.L/Cpl Brynin’s mother Sharon left the courtroom as Lt Col Hayward added such “blue-on-blue” incidents were a “risk of the profession”.Asked by Ms Schofield what he would like to say to L/Cpl Brynin’s family, Lt Col Hayward said: “Nothing I can say can bring back your son.”Lt Col Hayward said he would be happy for L/Cpl of Horse Kelly to be deployed again.He added: “I have never been surprised by a good soldier on operation not being good.” I told him that today was the first day of the rest of his life when he would have to live with the knowledge he had killed one of his fellow soldiersLt Col Hayward A British soldier will not face prosecution over the death of a comrade on an Afghan battlefield four years ago, an inquest has heard.The inquest into Lance Corporal James Brynin’s death was halted after six days of evidence last year amid fears the fatality, which was initially suspected to have been caused by “friendly fire”, may have been a homicide.L/Cpl Brynin, 22, who was born in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, was shot dead on an operation in central Helmand Province on October 15 2013.He was part of a troop carrying out intelligence work on the Taliban in the area of Kakaran, north east of Lashkar Gah. Despite receiving immediate medical attention, L/Cpl Brynin, known as Jay, died at the scene. The repatriation of Lance Corporal James Brynin who was killed in AfghanistanCredit:Oli Scarff/Getty Images At the resumed inquest in Arundel, West Sussex, senior coroner Schofield said Lance Corporal of Horse Mark Kelly will not be charged by the service authorities over his death due to “insufficient evidence of a homicide offence”.Relatives of L/Cpl Brynin were informed of the decision on November 30 last year, Ms Schofield added.Lieutenant Colonel Edward Hayward, the commanding officer (CO) of the Household Cavalry Regiment, choked back tears as he spoke about the “profound effect” the fatal shooting had had on L/Cpl of Horse Kelly. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Children stay in care of the State as mother remains in prison

first_imgSource: justice scales via ShutterstockThis story is part of a series on the Family Court which can be viewed here>>A CASE CAME before a judge in relation to the care of two children whose mother is in prison. The social worker took to the stand and explained to the judge that the father no longer lived in the country.Child A was described as a girl that has emotional and behavioural issues who will need continuous supports. She is currently in a residential care placement but spends the weekend at a relative’s house, which she enjoys.Her relative would like to one day provide full-time care for Child A and the social worker said that a transition plan needs to be put in place to make this possible.Relationship with parents Speaking about the relationship she has with her parents, the social worker said that she recently received a card from her father, adding that the child plans to write back to him. “It is hoped the same will happen with her mother one day,” said the social worker.The sibling, Child B, is living with a foster family, though the social worker explains that they are having a difficult time with him and they are considering whether they can continue caring for him. Source: young boy in field via Shutterstock“More supports were put in place for the family and [Child B] is talking and engaging more,” said the social worker.The court heard that long-term placements are needed for the two children, who have many more siblings.The court was told that supports were being put in place to build on the relationships with the parents, which both children welcomed.Child A is “delighted” that a plan is being put in place to allow her to live with relatives, the court was told, and that she was “looking forward to living there”. The court was also told that this was a welcome development for Child A as she is “fiercely loyal” to her biological family.The judge granted a interim care order for the two children. The mother remains in prison.last_img read more

US Trumps exlawyer Cohen deserves prison despite cooperation

first_imgWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, deserves substantial prison time despite his cooperation, prosecutors said Friday.The recommendation was in a filing ahead of Cohen’s sentencing in New York next week.Cohen pleaded guilty to federal charges and cooperated in multiple state and federal probes over several months, including having seven meetings with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team.Prosecutors said the court’s Probation Department estimated that federal sentencing guidelines call for Cohen to serve at least four years in prison. Prosecutors said the range “reflects Cohen’s extensive, deliberate and serious criminal conduct.”Prosecutors said Cohen should not receive the credit a traditional cooperating witness would receive “given, among other reasons, Cohen’s affirmative decision not to become one.”last_img read more

ONeill admits defeat was deserved

first_imgRepublic of Ireland head coach Martin O’Neill has revealed his side deserves to lose after they suffered a thrashing at the hands of Wales.The Irish team were humiliated 4-1 at the hands of Wales who gave Ryan Giggs a victory in his maiden competitive game as head coach of the team.Ireland were without several regulars as they visited the Cardiff City Stadium on Thursday night, which was something O’Neill attributed as a major factor in their heavy defeat.Players including Southampton’s Shane Long were absent from his squad, which produced a very disappointing performance from the one which had seen them qualify for the World Cup qualifying play-offs on their last visit, less than a year ago.Emile Heskey, LiverpoolReport: Former Liverpool striker Heskey reveals all George Patchias – September 10, 2019 Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey reveals all in his new book.In Heskey’s new book “Even Heskey Scored,” serialised in the Guardian, the player talks,…“We were well beaten, it was difficult. We were missing some key players but were still well beaten.” O’Neill told Sky Sports.“We set out with good intentions, they scored fairly early on and their second was a world-class goal from a world-class player. That sets you back, and from there it’s tough. It was a hard evening.”“I think that we’re unable to be missing five or six Premier League players and put ona real bug show, we need to be at full-strength if we can be. I can’t remember the last time we were, but I don’t think we’ve been as decimated as this.”last_img read more