Senate committee to hear from new Alberta premier on oil tanker ban

first_imgThe legislation passed in the House of Commons last spring and is being debated in the Senate.An agenda posted online shows the committee is to hear from incoming premier Jason Kenney of the United Conservative Party, Chief of Ermineskin Cree Nation Craig Makinaw, Mayor Don Scott of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, as well as numerous academics from Alberta universities.The committee heard earlier this month from outgoing NDP premier Rachel Notley, who urged the Senate to toss the bill “in the garbage.”She said the proposed law is discriminatory because it wouldn’t be able to stop international tanker traffic, but would impede Alberta’s efforts to get oil to new markets.Notley added that it’s a double standard given that Ottawa supports the liquefied natural gas industry, tankers on the St. Lawrence Seaway and Newfoundland’s Hibernia oil project.“Let’s show Canadians that 90,000 jobs in downtown Calgary are just as important as 90,000 jobs in downtown Montreal,” Notley said on Apr. 9 via video link from Calgary to senators in Ottawa. EDMONTON, A.B. – A Senate committee is set to hear today from Albertans, including their new premier, on the federal government’s bill to ban tankers off the British Columbia coast.The committee on transport and communications is holding public hearings in Edmonton on Bill C-48.The bill would prohibit oil tankers carrying more than 12,500 tonnes of crude oil in the waters between the northern tip of Vancouver Island and the Alaska border. “Don’t block us, back us,” she added.Kenney has also criticized the tanker bill. He agreed with Notley that it unfairly targets “ethically produced” Alberta oil instead of “dictator oil” imported from overseas.last_img read more

Heavy Rain High Winds to Hit Morocco SundayMonday

Rabat – Morocco’s National Meteorological Office (DMN)  has issued a new bulletin in which it forecasts heavy, very heavy rainfall in several regions of the country this Sunday and Monday.Heavy rains reaching up to 60 mm will be recorded Sunday from 14:00 p.m. in Azilal, Al Haouz, Taroudant, Tiznit, Chtouka Ait Baha and Kelaat Sraghna, said DMN.DMN added that heavy rains averaging 30 to 50 mm will also be recorded Monday from 00:00 a.m.  to 15:00 p.m. in the regions of Kenitra, Larache, Chefchaouen, Ouazzane, Taounate, Sidi Kacem, Rabat and Sale. The meteorological office noted that heavy stormy rain and thunderstorms with some hail will also hit the areas mentioned. DMN also expects strong winds from Sunday at 12:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m  Monday morning.Strong winds of 60 to 80 km/h will hit the regions of Tata, Assa-Zag, Smara, Guelmim, Tan-Tan, Tiznit, Taroudant and Ouarzazate.Strong winds of between 60 to 80 km / h are expected for Monday, January 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 18;00 p.m in Chefchaouen, Tétouan, Al Hoceima, Fez, El Hajeb, Meknes, Ifrane, Midelt, Khemisset, Kenitra, Rabat, Sale, Skhirat, Temara, Sidi Slimane, Casablanca, Mohammedia, read more

Le Tour de Norfolk sets off again

The 13th annual Le Tour de Norfolk will be kicking off once again on July 21.Yvette Mahieu, coordinator of Le Tour de Norfolk, said she started the first event 13 years ago to bring business to Delhi and did not expect it to become what it is today.The event began when Mahieu brought her friends down from London to cycle the roads of Norfolk. It grew from her and 30 friends, to 350 people in the first official year of the tour. There have been around 800 cyclists in the last few years.Every year over 80 per cent of the riders have been from outside of Norfolk, which meets the goal of bringing business to the area.Mahieu stressed that Le Tour de Norfolk is not a race, it is open for all ages and abilities and people are able to travel at their own pace. There are different lengths people can participate in, including 160 km, 100 km, 75 km, and 40 km. Start times for each distance can be found on the events website.Norfolk County was named a bicycle friendly community in April of this year, and people believe the tour has been a part of that happening.“People have told me this was like the start of promoting cycling in Norfolk County,” said Mahieu. “Those of us that cycle in Norfolk knew we had a good thing and we wanted to share it.”The event kicks off at 8 a.m. on July 21 at the Delhi Community Centre. There are currently 570 people pre-registered for the Sunday event.Registration fees include a Tim Hortons coffee and muffin in the morning before cyclists start their day. It also includes snacks and drinks at the rest stations that are placed along the route every 20 km, and a spaghetti lunch, that is served when the riders return to the Delhi Community Centre. There will also be ice cream and access to the community pool at the end of the ride.“We have volunteers out on all of the routes to keep an eye on people,” said Mahieu. “People don’t have to worry about getting stuck or lost.”If a bike breaks down there will be mechanics available to help fix them, if it cannot be fixed volunteers will commute the bike and rider to the finish line.“Our Number 1 thing is to make sure everyone is safe, and secondly that everyone has a good time, and we’ve managed to do that every year.”People wishing to participate that have not yet registered can go to the Delhi Arena on July 20 between 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to register. Day of registrations are also welcome between 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.astaylor@postmedia.com read more

Quarter of children in some parts of country have not had measles

Up to a quarter of young children are not vaccinated against measles in some parts of the country, official figures show. Health officials urged parents to book jabs before children return to school, amid warnings that Britain has lost its “measles-free” status.Experts said many outbreaks in this country were being fuelled by visits to European countries over the summer holidays. Monthly figures show that across Europe, France has the highest number of cases, with 469 cases, followed by Bulgaria, Italy and Poland. Between them the four countries had more than 1,000 cases in June, while there were 33 in the UK. Public Health England (PHE)  warned that the disease was more likely to spread across the UK after holidays abroad, and when children return to school.The figures show that across the country, one in seven five-year-olds have not had both MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccines. This rises to one in four in London.In total, this leaves around 90,000 children unprotected as they prepare to start school.The number of people being vaccinated against the virus has steadily declined in recent years, while cases of measles have quadrupled in the last 12 months. In the first quarter of this year, there were 231 confirmed cases. Dr Ramsay said:  “We’re particularly concerned about children being at greater risk of measles. We’re continuing to see outbreaks of the disease occurring in communities across the country, many linked to visiting European countries over the summer holidays. The vast majority of those affected are not fully immunised and vaccine preventable diseases spread more easily in schools. It’s crucial that children have maximum protection as they begin to mix with other children at the start of their school journey.“We often think that these diseases are confined to the past, but the World Health Organisation has recently confirmed that measles is no longer eliminated in England. Whilst tetanus and polio are still rare thanks to the success of the NHS childhood immunisation programme, over the past few years we’ve also seen cases of whooping cough and diphtheria in school-aged children.” Officials said parents could check the vaccines schedule at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/nhs-vaccinations-and-when-to-have-them/ and refer to “your child’s Red Book”.  “One case of this horrible disease is too many, and I am determined to step up our efforts to tackle its spread.”This is a global challenge and there’s a number of reasons why people don’t get themselves or their children the vaccines they need, but we need decisive action across our health service and society to make sure communities are properly immunised.”Mr Johnson called for health leaders to renew their efforts to ensure 95 per cent of the population have had both doses of the MMR vaccine, as currently only 87.2 per cent of children have the second dose of the jab.Dr Mary Ramsay, head of immunisation at PHE, said: “It’s a real concern that so many young children – as many as a quarter of a reception class in some areas – could be starting school without the full protection that the NHS childhood immunisation programme offers for free. We know that parents want the best protection for their children and so many may be unaware that their child is not up-to-date. We’re urging all parents of primary school starters to check their child’s Red Book now to make sure there is a record of two MMR doses and the 4-in-1 booster vaccine. If not, parents should contact their GP practice to arrange any further vaccinations that are needed.” Today Boris Johnson accused social media firms of doing too little to stop the spread of dangerous “anti-vax” misinformation.The prime minister, , who will call a summit of social media companies to discuss how they can play their part in promoting accurate information about vaccination, said: “After a period of progress where we were once able to declare Britain measles free, we’ve now seen hundreds of cases of measles in the UK this year. Britain was declared “measles free” by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2016 after a 36-month period with no “endemic” transmission – meaning the only outbreaks in that time had started abroad.Since 2016, however, uptake of the MMR jab has fallen each year and the WHO has now revoked the country’s measles-free status.Latest statistics from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control show that in June France had 469 cases of measles in June, with 236 cases in Bulgaria, 213 in Italy and 123 in Poland. Health officials warned that unvaccinated children in Britain are at high risk of measles, especially when they return to school.They urged parents of unvaccinated children who are about to start primary school to book them in for jabs. And officials said parents of 10 and 11 year-olds who have missed any MMR vaccinations should be booked in for appointments before starting secondary school.  In the UK, dose 1 of the MMR vaccine, which protects against Measles, Mumps and Rubella, is usually given to infants at around 12 months of age. A second dose is given before school, usually at 3 years and 4 months of age, to ensure best protection. Two doses of MMR in a lifetime are needed for a person to be considered fully protected. Shirley Cramer,  chief executive of the Royal Society for Public Health said: “The loss of our ‘measles-free’ status is a huge blow to the significant progress that has been made in preventing this potentially fatal disease. Uptake for the MMR vaccine has persistently been below the 95 per cent target over the last few years, and if this doesn’t change, we can absolutely expect to see a further rise in cases of this serious illness.“Catch-up programmes for those who have missed out, as well as targeting communities that have been hardest to reach, are important steps the Government must take. It’s clear also that the social media giants have a part to play in curbing the spread of vaccine misinformation online. Our report, Moving the Needle, found that two in five parents see negative messages about vaccines on social media, so it’s encouraging to see that the Prime Minister plans to get social media companies round the table to find ways to address this. ” 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. read more

Enirgi Group first lithium carbonate product from its DXP demonstration plant

first_imgEnirgi Group Corp reports that following initial commissioning of its commercial scale demonstration lithium carbonate processing plant (the DXP Plant) at its flagship lithium project, the Salar del Rincón in Salta, Argentina, the DXP Plant is now producing lithium carbonate (Li2CO3) on a daily basis. The final stages of commissioning are going to plan and the DXP Plant is currently ramping up to full design.Highlights of the DXP Plant’s first production:The DXP Plant is designed to produce battery grade lithium carbonate directly from raw, unconcentrated brineThe DXP Plant was operated using Enirgi Group’s proprietary lithium extraction technology (DXP Technology), developed in-house by Enirgi Group’s Innovation Division in cooperation with the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)Product was produced directly from raw, unconcentrated brine from the Salar del Rincón (no solar evaporation)Lithium Carbonate product was produced in less than 24 hoursA group of five research analysts from various Canadian and US banks and brokerage firms participated in a site visit to the DXP Plant on May 25 to see the production of lithium carbonate.Wayne Richardson, President & CEO, of Enirgi Group, said: “Our team continues to deliver extraordinary results since the start-up of the first section of the DXP Plant and we are extremely pleased to announce that we have produced first product of lithium carbonate. Progress continues to be made at a rapid pace as we ramp up to design footprint and work towards sign-off from our technology partner, ANSTO. Enirgi Group’s mission since day one has been to produce lithium carbonate in less than 24 hours utilizing our proprietary DXP Technology. Developing a technology capable of this, was a considerable feat of ingenuity, engineering, and perseverance and we are proud to announce that we are the first in the industry to reach this feat and successfully produce lithium carbonate without the use of traditional solar evaporation techniques.”Enirgi Group is a privately held multinational conglomerate with six unique divisions that own and operate a portfolio of high-quality assets and operations located around the world. Enirgi Group’s newly formed Advanced Materials Division is advancing the development of the Enirgi lithium project located in the province of Salta, Argentina.Enirgi Group is wholly-owned by Sentient Group. The Sentient Group Ltd is an independent private equity investment firm specializing in the global resources industry with over $2.7 billion of assets under management in metal, mineral and energy assets across the globe.last_img read more

7 things you missed during Facebooks meltdown

first_img Source: R0tt4. Somebody’s baby doing a fart/burp masquerading as a smileOh. He’s lovely. Source: Googleusercontent5. Bad spellingSo much bad spelling.6. U ok hun?What would Facebook be without the “can’t say too much on here, you know who you are” brigade? 7. Facebook goldIt’s not all babies and poor grammar you know: Source: Imgur If you were affected by today’s Facebook frustration here’s some of the stuff you probably missed:1. Airport check insNow you don’t know how many friends of friends were smugly jetting off and drinking airport pints today . Tragic. Source: Shutterstock 2. LikesYou put up that really funny status last night and it doesn’t have one single like. It’s okay, it’s Facebook’s fault. You’re really funny. Promise. Source: Listal3. How people feel about Monday/the rain/being at workRest assured they weren’t happy about any of it. And they couldn’t wait to tell you about it. FACEBOOK THREW A tantrum earlier today meaning there were problems with posting, liking and commenting for many users.Luckily, Twitter was available for people to vent their frustrations: Source: ImgurRead: The 7 people who are driving  you away from Facebook>More: You’ll definitely find these things mildly infuriating>last_img read more

Beyond Asphalt Creating Green Highways From Sand and Microbes

first_imgWhen we think of oil by-products, most attention goes to gasoline. But oil is–literally–everywhere. It’s in many cosmetics and household products, in the plastics we surround ourselves with, and a major component of what you drove on today–asphalt.But just because asphalt isn’t burned for energy doesn’t mean it doesn’t have toxic effects on the environment. Various chemicals are leaked into nature by asphalt’s production, installation, and throughout its lifetime. AdChoices广告That’s why engineers are starting to look to alternatives to asphalt in road construction. One pair of designers has created a new project that hopes to do just that. The research team of Thomas Kosbau and Andrew Wetzler recently won the Korean green design IidaAwards 2010 for their innovative road construction: “Sand.Stone.Road.” The idea is simple: using very cheap and abundant sand, and mix it with a common microbe to create roadworthy sandstone. If implemented, the idea would not only take a need for millions of barrels of oil out of the global equation, but save money. The system would be far cheaper than traditional asphalt, which rose in price by 222% (!) between 2003 and 2008. via inhabitatlast_img read more

Tarlamis holds reelection fundraiser

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Lee Tarlamis, MLC for the Southern-Eastern Metropolitan Region, held a re-election fundraiser last week in the presence of the leader of the opposition in Victoria Daniel Andrews. Shadow Minister Jenny Mikakos, and Greek background Labor candidates  Stephen Dimopoulos, Nick Staikos and Helen Constas were also in attendance.last_img

Macau gaming manpower up 10 in 2Q18

first_imgFigures released by Macau’s Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) on Wednesday showed that the local gaming sector workforce rose to 56,271 employees in the second quarter of 2018, an expansion of 1.0% year-on-year. The number of dealers increased 0.3% to 24,062.The total number of workers hired by the local gaming sector during that period was 1,311, up 26.7% compared to 2Q17. Dealer dilemma Wages in the segment rose in June 2018, with full-time employee earnings up 2.5% year-on-year to MOP$23,650 (US$2,940) on average. Dealers’ salaries increased 2.6% to MOP$20,450.The local job vacancy rate in the sector in 2Q18 decreased 0.2 percentage points to 1.4%. The figure, combined with an increase in the recruitment rate of 0.4 percentage points to 2.3%, indicates sectorial vacancies are becoming scarcer. Most of the vacancies were for clerk positions (72.3%).Most of the available job opportunities (74.7%) demanded senior secondary education or lower of which 92.5% required a knowledge of Mandarin, 24.9% English and 22.1% previous working experience. Japan Casino School, Osaka to open new establishment in Shinsaibashi RelatedPosts Load More Dealers lead hiring surge in Macau gaming sector during 4Q18last_img read more

Sri Lanka troops on alert amid communal riots

first_img19 people have been arrested in connection with the weekend riots and the authorities were looking for more suspects. Photo: AFPSri Lankan troops patrolled a coastal town Sunday where nearly 90 homes were damaged and cars set alight in violence between the island’s Sinhalese and Muslim communities.A brawl over a traffic accident on Gintota, about 110 kilometres (68 miles) south of the capital Colombo, on Thursday descended into clashes between mobs from the majority Sinhalese and minority Muslim minorities.The army and navy were deployed to reinforce local police as the situation spiralled over the weekend with at least five people hospitalised and close to 90 buildings damaged in the rioting.The town remained tense and under lockdown throughout Saturday evening, but at dawn a curfew imposed on previous days was lifted.“We have called for a complete report about damages and all the victims will be compensated by the state,” Home Minister Vajira Abeywardena told reporters.Security forces and police would remain in place until law and order had been restored, he added.Muslims account for about 10 per cent of Sri Lanka’s 21 million people, the second-largest minority group after Tamils.Sinhalese-a largely-Buddhist ethnic group-make up more than 70 per cent of the population.Police said 19 people have been arrested in connection with the weekend riots and the authorities were looking for more suspects.In June 2014, there were religious riots between the majority Buddhists and minority Muslim leaving four dead and many injured.That violence was instigated by a Buddhist extremist group whose leaders are on trial accused of spurring religious conflict.last_img read more

MeToo Mary Magdalene focus on womens stories in Bible as Easter …

first_img Share This! Share This! Tags#MeToo #SheToo Bible Society Consider the Women Debbie Blue Easter History Channel Holy Week homepage featured Jesus: His Life Lent Mary Magdalene movies podcast Rosie Dawson Shively Smith,You may also like Share This! Catholicism Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 By: Emily McFarlan Miller emmillerwrites News Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Black women cracking ‘stained-glass ceilings’ with Jesus’ 7 last words Emily McFarlan Miller emmillerwrites As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Share This! Share This! By: Emily McFarlan Miller emmillerwrites By: Emily McFarlan Miller emmillerwrites Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — It seems like the women of Scripture are having a moment in the days leading up to Easter (April 21), celebrated by many Christians as the day they believe Jesus rose from the dead.Mary Magdalene is getting the Hollywood treatment in a film that bears her name.  RELATED: Black women cracking ‘stained-glass ceilings’ with Jesus’ 7 last wordsBoth she and Mary, the mother of Jesus, command their own episodes in the new History Channel series “Jesus: His Life,” which tells the story of Jesus through the eyes of those around him.“Consider the Women” by Debbie Blue. Image courtesy of EerdmansAnd the stories of other women in the Bible are getting attention from recent books and podcasts.There’s something in the air, said the Rev. Debbie Blue, co-founder of House of Mercy in St. Paul, Minn., and author of  “Consider the Women: A Provocative Guide to Three Matriarchs of the Bible.” She said she’s hearing more about those women’s stories this Easter than in past years and thinks the #MeToo movement deserves some of the credit. “I think it does have something to do with the #MeToo movement. We’ve been so aware that we’ve not listened to women’s stories, and that’s so much in the air now,” Blue said.The Bible also deserves some credit, said the Rev. Shively Smith, assistant professor of New Testament at Boston University School of Theology and one of the scholars featured in “Jesus: His Life.”The attention to women in the week leading up to Easter comes from the way the Gospels themselves are set up, Smith said.Women take center stage in all four books when Jesus enters Jerusalem for the final time at the start of Holy Week, the days leading up to his crucifixion and resurrection in Christian traditions: anointing Jesus with costly perfume, standing at the foot of the cross as Jesus dies and finding his tomb empty when they arrive to care for his body.“I think we’re really sort of following the cues of the Gospel narratives themselves when we pay attention to women this week,” Smith said.The Rev. Shively Smith. Courtesy photoThree women stand out to the scholar among the women following Jesus, just as Peter, James and John hold a special place among the Twelve. Mary Magdalene; Mary, the mother of James and Joseph; and Salome are described in the Gospel of Mark as watching the crucifixion from a distance.Mary Magdalene is singularly important among them, Smith said, and is named more frequently than some of the disciples in the Gospels. She is the first person to see Jesus after his resurrection and the first to proclaim the news to the other disciples.Her role has been diminished over the centuries as she’s been recast as a repentant prostitute or as Jesus’ wife — things not found in the biblical text, Smith said. She’s also been conflated with Mary of Bethany, another biblical figure, often depicted alongside her sister Martha.Smith said she sees that treatment of Mary Magdalene as a “dismissal of women’s power and women’s agency in a real way.”Holy Week is a time to slow down and clarify who’s who in the Gospel accounts, especially among the women, she said.“I think of Mary Magdalene as sort of spanning the gamut of all that womanhood can and does bring historically to the world,” she said.Joaquin Phoenix, as Jesus, and Rooney Mara, as Mary Magdalene, in the new film “Mary Magdalene.” Photo courtesy of IFC FilmsAfter making films like “Lion” and “The King’s Speech,” See-Saw Films was looking for a project with a female lead when a filmmaker suggested a movie about “Mary Magdalene, the prostitute,” according to producer Iain Canning. The filmmaker moved on to other projects, but the idea stuck, according to Canning.And when, with a little digging, they realized how Mary Magdalene had been misrepresented throughout history, the producers knew they had to tell her story, he said.RELATED: Who was Mary Magdalene? New book explores the life of the saint“To put something out there in the world through cinema where people could access that information to, in some part, right the wrong of a misunderstanding through history felt like if we’re in a position to be able to do that, then we should do that as a company,” he said.That was especially true when the story is part of the foundation of so many Christians’ beliefs, he said.Rosie Dawson in the studio. Courtesy photo“Mary Magdalene” was released earlier this week in the United States — ironically, it reportedly was delayed by the Weinstein Co. collapse after a number of women came forward with sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein at the height of #MeToo.To Rosie Dawson, the #MeToo movement provided an opportunity to revisit specifically the stories of sexual violence against women in both the Hebrew Bible and New Testament. The stories she chose aren’t part of the Easter narrative and include little-known figures such as Jephthah’s daughter and the Levite’s concubine.Dawson, a freelance journalist who has written for Religion News Service, wrapped up the Bible Society’s first podcast, “#SheToo,” last month.She hopes it will help listeners understand the complexity of how the Bible came together and how it can be read in different ways, she said. She also hopes it will help victims of sexual violence find a voice in Scripture.And, she said, “If people believe that, you know, there’s a point to having these stories in Scripture — they’re there for a reason — then we have to say, ‘Well, what reasons? Why are they there?’”The invitation of Holy Week is to “rethink who is left out and to recognize that Jesus brings them into the center,” said Smith, the scholar.The Rev. Debbie Blue. Courtesy photoThat continues after Easter, too.There are fewer women named in the Gospels than men, said Blue, the pastor and author. Some women who play significant roles in Gospel texts are referred to only as “the women with the flow of blood” or “the woman caught in adultery.”Though they may not have been heard as much through history, their stories still matter. They emphasize the Bible’s critique of power, Blue said. They ground faith in the body, something that made early church fathers uncomfortable. And they have something to teach readers today.“It’s important not just to say, ‘Oh, these were interesting characters,’” Blue said. “I mean, they are. But also, really paying attention to their stories, I think our ideas of who God is can shift and ideas about what faith is like can shift.” News • Photos of the Week Emily McFarlan Miller Emily McFarlan Miller is a national reporter for RNS based in Chicago. She covers evangelical and mainline Protestant Christianity.,Load Comments,Easter service portrays Jesus’ resurrection at Md. cemetery’s replica tomb Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Emaillast_img read more

Riot Redux 2015 Mirrored 1968 Unrest

first_imgFor elders within Baltimore’s Black community, the recent uprising after the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray was like a flashback to the riots that erupted in April 1968 after the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.“Both were birthed from tragic events involving the deaths of an African-American man and both represented the underlying rage and frustration present in the African-American community caused by years of not just benign neglect but [also] what appears to be intentional neglect caused by racism,” said Bishop Douglas Miles, pastor of Koinonia Baptist Church and co-chairman emeritus of the advocacy group, Baltimoreans United in Leadership (BUILD).Both riots occurred after months of protest by African-American communities across the nation.In the summer of 1967, smoke hovered over cities such as Detroit, Newark and Chicago as Black Americans expressed frustration over the lack of social and economic progress—and the redirection of federal focus and funding from the War on Poverty to the Vietnam War—in the form of riots. Baltimore had largely kept its cool until the assassination of Dr. King on the balcony of a Memphis, Tenn., hotel on April 4, 1968 ignited the smoldering anger that had been, until then, contained.“The death of King in 1968 signaled for many in the African-American community that the dwindling hope—after the [1963] March on Washington saw little response from the federal government to rectify conditions in the African-American community—that hope was finally gone,” said Bishop Miles, who was an undergraduate student at Johns Hopkins University in 1968.Black militant leader Stokely Carmichael had warned in an April 5, 1968 interview of the violence King’s murder would spawn.“When White America killed Dr. King last night, she declared war on us,” he said. “The rebellions that have been occurring around this country is just light stuff compared to what’s about to happen. We have to retaliate for the deaths of our leaders. The executions of those debts will not be in the courtroom, they will be in the streets of America.A fire on Gay Street amid looting. (AP)“[When] White America killed Dr. King last night. She made it a whole lot easier for a whole lot of Black people today. There no longer needs to be intellectual discussions, Black people know that they have to get guns. White America will live to cry that she killed Dr. King last night. It would have been better if she had killed Rap Brown and/or Stokely Carmichael, but when she killed Dr. King, she lost.”Within two days of King’s death, Baltimore had joined the almost 100 cities across the nation where riots had erupted. Driven by frustrations over limited job and housing opportunities, and further fuelled by resentment of merchants who practiced usury and charged higher prices for lower-quality goods, fire bombers struck the first major blow in the Gay Street commercial corridor on the night of April 6.“The looting and burning swept eastward from Gay St. to Milton Ave., and spread in crazy-quilt patterns across the inner city,” reported the AFRO in its April 13, 1968 edition. “Targets of youthful bombers were commercial establishments – bars, cut rate liquor stores, appliances stores, pawn shops and the like.”“Smoke and fire could be seen and smelled all over the city of Baltimore—particularly in Black neighborhoods,” the late Rev. Marion C. Bascom, a former bastion of Black Baltimore leadership, recalled in a Jan. 13, 2007 AFRO retrospective article on the riots. “This happened with a spontaneity that’s unbelievable: smoke—the terrible odor of it; people running and screaming in the streets; people breaking down and breaking into institutions or stores that had mistreated them and poor-priced them.”Vandalism, looting and arson were reported on Monument and Aisquith streets, and on Greenmount Avenue and Harford Road in East Baltimore. On the West side, outbreaks were mainly concentrated along the Pennsylvania Avenue corridor, but stores along Fulton Avenue and on Whitelock Street were also vandalized and looted.Pastors, community activists and political leaders such as Clarence and Parren Mitchell walked the streets trying to calm protestors. And there were unexpected voices, like that of then-notorious drug kingpin Melvin Williams.“Little Melvin (Williams) had talked to some of the guys to come together,” Clarence Mitchell recalled in an April 2008 AFRO article. “The hustlers of the day came from East Baltimore, they came from South Baltimore and they came from West Baltimore and they made appeals to the communities that they came from to stop the riots. The next day the riots had stopped.”After four days of rioting, four people had been killed, 700 injured; there had been more than 600 fires, about 1,000 businesses had been looted or burned and 5,800 people had been arrested, according to an AFRO recounting.The seeds of disillusionment, hurt and frustration that gave birth to the ’68 riots were in many ways responsible for the unrest that bloomed almost 50 years later.“The same societal ills that beset African Americans in ’68 had been heightened over the years because of the lack of federal, state and local funding to correct many of the ills,” Bishop Miles said. “And what made it worse is the fact that the employment opportunities present in ’68 are virtually nonexistent in 2015, particularly Rust Belt jobs like those at Bethlehem Steel, which at its peak employed about 32,000 people.“That employment has been replaced by minimum wage, part-time, often seasonal jobs in the service industry,” he continued. “And now the largest employer in poor communities in Baltimore is the illegal drug enterprise, which was virtually non-existent in 1968.”The explosion of the drug trade in turn influenced the adoption of an aggressive, “broken windows” policing policy that fostered police mistreatment of African Americans and bred mistrust.A boy throws a brick at police, Monday, April 27, 2015, during unrest following the funeral of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)The slaying of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner and countless other unarmed Blacks at the hands of police and vigilantes over the past few years triggered protests across the nation. And, the death of Freddie Gray, a Sandtown-Winchester resident, while in police custody on April 19, brought matters in Baltimore to a head.Days of peaceful protest were transformed April 27, the day of Gray’s funeral, when a group of students began to taunt and throw missiles at police officers and their cars near Mondawmin Mall. The roving band proceeded down North Avenue, looting and burning stores, including a CVS on the corner of North and Pennsylvania avenues. Businesses in Fells Point, on the East side were also targeted; and parts of Monument Street, around the commercial center, and buildings around Church Square were damaged. The biggest loss was that of Southern Baptist Church’s Mary Harvin Transformation Center, a $16 million project on the 1700 block of North Chester St. that would have provided affordable housing for seniors and a community center.Activists and interfaith leaders, particularly the Rev. Jamal Bryant of Empowerment Temple, took to the streets, offering prayers to God and petitions to rioters to stop the destruction. And, as the hustlers did in ‘68, members of the Crips, Bloods and Black Guerilla Family gangs also stepped up to try and renew the peace in 2015.In all, at least 20 police officers were injured, more than 150 fires were started, more than 200 businesses from East to West Baltimore were damaged and more than 200 persons were arrested, according to reports.The damage was nowhere near as far-ranging or extensive as that left in the wake of the ’68 riots.(AP Photo)“1968 saw the destruction of just about every business in the African-American community that was not African-American owned, many of which never returned to the community,” Bishop Miles said.In fact there are still some burnt-up shells of businesses that were burned in 1968, particularly on Gay Street. But the new destruction compounded blight left behind 47 years ago, some leaders said.“There are still vacant buildings from the ‘60s that were destroyed during the riots. And we have, for the last 30, 40 years, been trying to rebuild,” said Sen. Nathaniel McFadden, who represents communities on the East Side and who attends Southern Baptist Church, whose community center was burnt down.“We’re still recovering from a situation that occurred 40 years ago and now we have further destruction on top of it. This just sets us further back.”Bishop Miles concurred, saying the ’68 riots precipitated “White backlash” nationwide that led to further economic depression in Black communities and the rise of anti-Black political forces, and that impact has not ebbed.“The ’68 riots created a sense of ill will by the majority community towards the African-American community that led to opposition to affirmative action, a rise in efforts to resuscitate restrictions to voting, neglect of urban communities and White flight from those communities,” he said. “2015, unfortunately, has the same potential to create that same set of dynamics unless people of goodwill in all communities choose to take a different path.”The same slow-paced or nonexistent recovery that took place after 1968 will likely reoccur unless the philanthropic, business and government communities work together to create job opportunities, out-of-school activities for youth, economic development, reform the criminal justice system, etc. for Baltimore’s African-American communities, Bishop Miles continued.“There needs to be the same type of strategy development for neighborhoods as was created for the development of downtown, a strategy that must go forward regardless of who is in the mayor’s office or the governor’s seat,” he said. “Unless that kind of higher commitment is made, three to five years from now we will be reliving the same type of turmoil that we are witnessing today.”http://www.afro.com/afro-archives-editions/?nid=UBnQDr5gPskC&dat=19680413&printsec=frontpage&hl=enhttp://www.history.com/speeches/stokely-carmichael-on-assassination-of-martin-luther-king-jr#stokely-carmichael-on-assassination-of-martin-luther-king-jrhttp://www.afro.com/gang-members-role-in-baltimores-uprising/last_img read more

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first_imgBy Micha Green , AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.comAs commemorations for the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11 took place all last week, a barrier-breaking hometown hero with beauty, brains and #BlackGirlMagic was also celebrated, receiving a major shout-out from former President Barack Obama.D.M.V. native Tiffany Davis is an aerospace engineer. Even with books and movies like Hidden Figures, which shared the untold stories of Black women who contributed to NASA, African American women remain rare sightings in the world of rocket science- yet Davis is breaking barriers and defying norms.  Further, by showing the world that she exists, Davis is encouraging other young women of color to pursue careers in STEM.Temple Hills native and aerospace engineer Tiffany Davis, 25, was celebrated by former President Barack Obama during last week’s commemorations of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. (Courtesy Photo)“It is important to me to make the world aware that Black rocket scientists exist because there are not many of us. When I go to work, I am the only one that looks like me and most of the time that is very discouraging,” Davis, 25 told the AFRO in an exclusive interview.“I want more women and minorities to join this field, so my hopes are that sharing my story will make it easier for people that look like me in the future, so that they can do it too,” the 25-year-old said.Being the only one who looked like her never stopped the young rocket scientist from pursuing her dreams.  The Temple Hills native told the AFRO her interest in STEM began at an early age. “For my entire life, I’ve always been obsessed with learning how things work.  When I was young, I used to beg my parents to take me to radio shack so I could build my own gadgets.  I also had a strong interest in astronomy or the study of the skies. So one day in high school, it just all made sense to me to put the two together and I decided on aerospace engineering.”Since 2014, while still an aerospace engineering major at Georgia Institute of Technology, Davis worked as part of Boeing’s Engineering Accelerated Hiring Initiative, according to a 2016 Grapevine article.  Davis’ internship at Boeing led to a fulltime position post graduation, and she has continued to make strides in her career and field since. Yet even before graduating from Georgia Tech, Davis’ hard work was already garnering recognition.In 2016, when Davis graduated from Georgia Tech, she showed the world what a rocket scientist looks like by posting a senior photo on Instagram of her with the hashtag #YesIAmARocketScientist, which went viral- breaking the Internet and breaking barriers all at once.In addition to her viral Instagram post, Davis caught the attention of Obama during his presidency, when she wrote a letter about the student debt crisis.  To her surprise, not only did Obama read her letter and respond, but she was able to introduce the former president to her entire campus when he came to Georgia Tech to speak on college affordability in March 2015.Fast-forwarding four years later, Davis is fulltime at Boeing and pursuing a master’s degree, and as she continues to make strides in her career, she remains on Obama’s radar.Last week, the NPR show On Second Thought released an interview with host Virginia Prescott talking to Davis about her career and what it takes to thrive as a rocket scientist. Obama saw that interview and, as part of Apollo 11 celebrations, re-tweeted the online link for others to take a listen, but also in order to recognize the current strides happening in rocket science.“In America, we don’t fear the future, we embrace it. 50 years ago, that spirit took us to the moon. Today, it’s embodied by people like Tiffany Davis,” Obama tweeted. “She’s a young rocket scientist who is helping us explore the next frontier, wherever that might take us.”Davis told the AFRO she’s blown away having been recognized again by the “Best President,” in current American’s lifetime according to Pew Research Center.“To be acknowledged by someone that has done so much for our country and my community means the world to me,” Davis said. “This is especially influential to my life, because I know how much Obama advocates for minorities and women in STEM.  His encouraging words make me want to go that much harder in my life.”Paying it forward, Davis has advice for young women who hope to pursue careers in rocket science.“Being a woman and/or minority in this field is challenging.  You will be constantly tested and made to feel like you don’t belong.  You cannot give into those external pressures. You cannot let other people define your purpose or your worth,” she said. “My advice would be to know that you have the same right to be in that field as everyone else.  No one can take your talents away, no matter what they say or think of you. So just believe in yourself and let your gifts shine,” Davis added.Davis’ goals and perseverance keep her going as she continues the necessary rocket scientist grind.“I hope to continue to break down societal barriers for women and minorities in this field,” she told the AFRO.  “I plan on doing that by continuing my non-profit work of my mentorship program and speaking engagements. In my professional field, I hope to continue to produce technical innovations in the field of aerospace-specifically in human space exploration.  I set no limits for myself. I would even love to walk on the surface of Mars one day.”last_img read more

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first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Onex Corporation, WestJet “The transaction is in the best interests of WestJet”: Onex deal will take WestJet private TORONTO — Remember back in 1999 when Onex Corporation wanted to merge Air Canada and Canadian Airlines in a $1.8 billion deal, only to have Air Canada emerge victorious with its $92 million acquisition of the struggling carrier? Well, Onex has made aviation headlines again with its proposed acquisition of WestJet in an all-cash deal worth $5 billion.Assuming the deal goes through, WestJet will operate as a privately-held company from late 2019 or early 2020 onwards.Under the terms of the agreement, Onex and its affiliated funds will acquire all outstanding shares of WestJet for $31 per share. The transaction value is approximately $5 billion including assumed debt.Toronto-based Onex is a private equity firm headed up by founder, chairman and CEO Gerry Schwartz.WestJet says it was approached by Onex in March 2019, at which point the WestJet board of directors formed a special committee of independent directors to provide the Board with its advice and recommendations with respect to the proposal from Onex and the transaction, and to supervise the negotiation of the terms and conditions of the transaction.After an extensive review of the proposed transaction, says WestJet, the special committee provided its unanimous recommendation of the transaction to the WestJet board of directors.The WestJet board of directors, having received and considered the recommendation of the special committee, determined that the transaction is in the best interests of WestJet and unanimously recommends that WestJet shareholders vote in favour of the transaction at the special meeting of shareholders to be held to approve the transaction.More news:  Consolidation in the cruise industry as PONANT set to acquire Paul Gauguin CruisesThere’s been no shortage of interesting developments in Canada’s airline sector, as the news comes less than two weeks after Transat’s announcement that that it too is in acquisition talks. Transat’s talks are very early stages but speculation is running rampant about who the buyer, if any, will be.WestJet’s WestJet’s Founder and Chairman, Clive Beddoe, said in a statement released this morning: “Since our first flight in 1996, WestJet has been singularly focused on providing better options for the Canadian travelling public and this transaction retains that commitment. I am particularly pleased that WestJet will remain headquartered in Calgary and will continue to build on the success that our 14,000 WestJetters have created. Onex’s aerospace experience, history of positive employee relations and long-term orientation makes it an ideal partner for WestJetters, and I am excited about our future.”Ed Sims, WestJet’s President and Chief Executive Officer, added: “We are delighted to continue the journey of building an airline based on a growing network, providing competitive airfares and more choice to, from and within Canada, for communities large and small. Integral to this relationship is a commitment to our employees, and our unique ownership-driven culture.”More news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTWestJet beat expectations with its latest quarter results, announced last week. While the airline faces challenges from the grounding of its Boeing 737 Max aircraft and slow demand for newcomer Swoop, WestJet’s Q1 revenue was up 5.5% year over year to $1.26 billion. The airline’s first-quarter profit was up more than 30% year over year.The transaction is to be completed by way of an arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Alberta). Completion of the transaction is subject to a number of conditions, including court and shareholder approval and receipt of certain regulatory approvals, including approval under the Canada Transportation Act.The approval under the Canada Transportation Act involves a determination by the Minister of Transport which entails an assessment of the public interest as it relates to national transportation.“WestJet is one of Canada’s strongest brands and we have tremendous respect for the business that Clive Beddoe and all WestJetters have built over the years. WestJet is renowned internationally for its unparalleled guest experience and employee culture,” says Tawfiq Popatia, a Managing Director at Onex. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with WestJetters and continuing this remarkable Canadian success story.” Monday, May 13, 2019 center_img Posted by Travelweek Group Sharelast_img read more

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Express App More Related NewsIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the Sabarmati Ashram on Wednesday from where much of Mahatma Gandhi’s political life evolved Many of Gandhi’s experiments with politics took place there or at least were contemplated over He is rightly revered as Sabarmati ke sant (a saint from Sabarmati) in the very moving devotional song from the 1954 movie Jagriti How would the Prime Minister of Israel approach Gandhi Unlike many other heads of states who visit Gandhi’s ashram or Rajghat in the regular official protocols or out of sheer respect to a saint it is a much distinct moment for an Israeli Prime Minister due to the way Gandhi understood and responded to Zionism the national movement of the Jewish people for a nation-state Zionism is one of the critical political stories of the 20th century Theodor Herzl the father figure of Zionism while writing a simple pamphlet (The Jewish State 1896) made an intellectual as well as political case for a nation for Jews According to Herzl then the creation of a Jewish state would normalise the abnormal situation of European Jewry insofar as it would give them like Christian Europeans a state of their own In less than 50 years it became a reality in the form of the State of Israel in 1948 Gandhi was complex and controversial when it came to the question of Jewish homeland in Palestine Gandhi’s famous article The Jews in Harijan written in November 1938 was unkind toward the Zionist movement and much in the favour of the Arabs because of a proposition such as ‘Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French’ Gandhi was defined as ‘anti-Zionist’ after this article and many resorted to this over-quoted sentence to explicate India’s non-relationship with Israel post-Independence Yet this wasn’t the case Gandhi had nuanced favourable shift towards Zionism and considered the legitimacy of a state for the Jews after his 1938 article as it ensued long conversations with some of his Jewish friends like Herman Kellenbach A few years later he said to Louis Fisher the Jewish-American Journalist that “…the Jews have a good case in Palestine… if the Arabs have a claim in Palestine the Jews have a prior claim because they were there first” However Gandhi wrote another critical note again in Harijan in 1946 that the Jews have “erred grievously” by taking the support of the British Empire and resorting to violence In short Gandhi did not support Zionism and extended more to the Arabs from the point of view of the key Zionist leaders of the time There were plenty of domestic factors behind Gandhi’s understanding and approach to Zionism The way Gandhi thought of Zionism or whether it mattered later while India offered recognition to Israel devoid of diplomatic ties in 1950 is an important episode to look into Prof P R Kumaraswamy leading scholar from Jawaharlal Nehru University wrote an account — Squaring the Circle: Gandhi and the Jewish National Home — recently on this matter I wonder how much of what Gandhi thought about Zionism will matter to Bibi (as Mr Netanyahu known in Israel) or to the rapidly growing friendship between India and Israel India has corrected the so-called ‘historical mistake’ of not having ties with Israel India and Israel have accomplished a lot in the first 25 years of their bilateral ties Gandhi’s way of thinking about Zionism is only relevant to the people interested in history in general or certainly those who read or write about the relations between India and Israel Unfortunately Gandhi does not matter because the transactional ties between India and Israel matter more than the ideational disagreements The commercially driven diplomacy does not concern much with Gandhian values such as just peace and non-violence Moreover why would states bother for non-violence It is the war that they think more about Much of the ongoing business between India and Israel is more and more about this defence deal of missile or that deal of arms Gandhi is good though for rhetoric and pretences Two perpetual needs for diplomacy Yet one wonders what might cross the mind of Bibi while walking in the Sabarmati ashram (Dr Khinvraj Jangid teaches at Jindal Centre for Israel Studies OP Jindal Global University Delhi NCR Views are personal) | Edited by: Puja MenonWritten by Goyal Divya | Ludhiana | Published: December 21 2013 5:38 am Related News Having lost two tigresses (Elaichi and Mohini) three months backLudhiana Tiger Safari suffered another loss with the death of the only tigressShantilast Friday Shanti breathed her last on the night of December 13 with all efforts of doctors trying to save her failing Howevernow danger looms large on Ludhiana Tiger Safari as plans are being made to shift both malesDeepak and Manito Chhatbir Zoo in Chandigarh If the step is taken then the Ludhiana Tiger Safari will be empty with nothing for the visitors to see of the wild cats District Forest Officer Daljit Singh Brar said?

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