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NYC Mental Health Film Festival Fights Stigma

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first_imgOn September 26, 2015, the 11th Annual NYC Mental Health Film Festival (#MHFF) will present six inspiring films about life with mental illness, including the U.S. premiere of the feature film No Letting Go, and the NYC premiere of the Voice Award-winning documentary Cracking Up.NYC Mental Health Film FestivalFilmmakers and cast members will be in attendance for an audience Q&A.Hosted by Community Access, #MHFF is the oldest and largest mental health film festival in the United States. The festival has screened more than 50 films, attracted over 5,000 audience members, and served as a positive voice promoting social justice and human rights for people with mental health concerns.Says Carla Rabinowitz, festival organizer at Community Access, “One in four people in the United States lives with mental illness, yet society continues to stigmatize mental health recipients as violent, weak or incapable, and in need of constant medication. This film festival shines a light on how mental health consumers and their families employ humor, courage, and their natural gifts to make positive contributions, earn respect, and counter preconceived ideas about mental illness.”No Letting Go is among this year’s official #MHFF selections. Based on the award-winning short Illness, this thought-provoking film by directed by Jonathan Bucari, is based on a true story and follows the journey of an American family faced with the daunting challenge of finding answers and help for their middle child, who is eventually diagnosed with a bipolar disorder. Starring: Cheryl Allison, Richard Burgi (Desperate Housewives), and Noah Silverman, and featuring Alysia Reiner (Orange is the New Black), Kathy Najimy (Sister Act), and Janet Hubert (Fresh Prince of Bel Air).Say producers Carina Rush and Randi Silverman: “We can’t think of a more perfect way to premier No Letting Go than in our home state with the NYC #MHFF. We are thrilled to be part of such a worthwhile and amazing event.”WHEN: Saturday, September 26, 2015WHERE: Village East CinemaTICKETS: $25 to $60 (A limited number of $100 VIP passes are available, and include a private reception with cast and producers of No Letting Go & Cracking Up)WEBSITE: www.MentalHealthFilmFest.nyclast_img read more

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Sierra Leone UNbacked court sentences former rebel leaders

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19 July 2007The United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) handed down its first sentences today, imposing lengthy prison terms on three former rebel leaders convicted of multiple counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity during the country’s civil war in the 1990s. The United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) handed down its first sentences today, imposing lengthy prison terms on three former rebel leaders convicted of multiple counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity during the country’s civil war in the 1990s.Alex Tamba Brima, Brima Bazzy Kamara and Santigie Borbor Kanu were each found guilty on 20 June on 11 charges, including committing acts of terrorism, murder, rape and enslavement and conscripting children under the age of 15 into armed groups.The three men, former leaders of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC), a group of Sierra Leonean soldiers who allied themselves with the notorious rebel Revolutionary United Front (RUF) during the civil war, were each acquitted on three other charges, including sexual slavery and forced marriage.The Court imposed sentences of 50 years for Mr. Brima, 45 years for Mr. Kamara and 50 years for Mr. Kanu. They will be given credit for time served since their arrests in 2003. The Court ordered that the three men begin serving their sentences immediately.The SCSL – the second international war crimes tribunal established in Africa – was mandated to try those bearing the greatest responsibility for serious violations of international humanitarian and Sierra Leonean law within the country’s borders since 30 November 1996. read more

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New UN report details Shanghais green efforts ahead of Expo 2010

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18 August 2009Shanghai has made strides in ‘greening’ itself ahead of the Expo 2010, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), which also called on the Chinese city to continue efforts to decrease its reliance on coal. Shanghai has made strides in ‘greening’ itself ahead of the Expo 2010, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), which also called on the Chinese city to continue efforts to decrease its reliance on coal.“Like many rapidly developing cities, Shanghai faces enormous challenges in ensuring fresh air, clean water, sustainable energy, efficient transport and waste reduction for its population,” said Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director.The agency launched a new assessment of actions taken by Shanghai, with a population of 20 million, to organize an environmentally-friendly Expo 2010, expected to be attended by 70 million people.China’s largest city has one of the fastest growing economies in the world, scaling up investment in environmental protection measures since preparations for the 2010 world fair kicked off in 2000.Shanghai has developed a green transport system, constructing a world-class 400-kilometre rapid transit network. It is also experimenting with new energy vehicles, including electric buses, hydrogen fuel-cell buses and hybrid buses.But the UNEP report also expressed concern over Shanghai’s high level of dependency on coal for electricity, calling for the city to boost the use of renewable energies, such as solar and wind power.Additionally, the safe disposal of waste continues to be a challenge, the assessment pointed out. A more comprehensive strategy is needed for both the city and the Expo, whose theme will be “Better City, Better Life.”Event though progress has been made in ensuring safe drinking water, UNEP said that nitrification of river systems continues to be an obstacle.“Shanghai is clearly determined to turn its modernization into a green example for urban development of the future,” Mr. Steiner noted.UNEP will produce a follow-up report after the city’s Expo ends on 31 October 2010. read more

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BrockUTT accord signing in photos

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With two prime ministers acting as witnesses, Brock University signed an accord with the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) on April 25 aimed at accelerating levels of collaboration between Canada and its Commonwealth partner in the Caribbean.The Brock News was there to catch all the action when the accord was signed in front of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Trinidadian Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar. Watch the slide show above or visit Brock University on Flickr to view or download the photos. Read the story online about the signing of the accord. With two prime ministers acting as witnesses, Brock University today signed an accord with the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) aimed at accelerating levels of collaboration between Canada and its Commonwealth partner in the Caribbean. – See more at: http://brocku.ca/brock-news/?p=22349#sthash.7eMuH1eW.dpuf read more

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US manufacturing grows at fastest pace since April 11 on stronger production

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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – US factory activity expanded last month at the fastest pace in 2 1/2 years, an encouraging sign that manufacturing could lift economic growth and hiring in the coming months.The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Tuesday that its manufacturing index rose in September to 56.2, the highest since April 2011. That’s up from 55.7 in August and the fourth straight increase in the index. A reading above 50 indicates growth.Manufacturers added jobs last month at the fastest pace in more than a year and ramped up production, the survey showed. They also received new orders at a healthy pace, though slower than in August.U.S. factories are showing signs of picking up after slumping earlier this year. A modest recovery in housing and strong auto sales are pushing up demand for steel and other metals, auto parts, furniture and appliances.Economists said the strong figures suggest that the annual growth rate in the July-September quarter could be healthier than current forecasts of about 2 per cent. The index has averaged 55.8 in the past three months, up from 50.2 in the April-June quarter.And the strength at factories has the potential to set the stage for even faster growth in the October-December quarter. Some analysts are forecasting growth at an annual rate of up to 3 per cent.“Another stronger than expected showing,” Jim O’Sullivan, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics, a forecasting firm, said. “The data unambiguously point to a pick-up in the trend in manufacturing output growth.”Manufacturers also kept their stockpiles steady after cutting them for two months. Adding workers and keeping supplies on hand are signs of increased confidence and higher production ahead, economists noted.Still, the growth at factories could be offset by the partial government shutdown that began Tuesday. Late Monday, Congress and the White House couldn’t agree on a spending measure to keep the government open.Bradley Holcomb, chairman of the ISM’s survey committee, said that survey respondents weren’t worried about a possible shutdown last month, but would likely begin to raise concerns if it lasted for long.Most economists say that a shutdown of a just a few days would have little economic impact. But if dragged on for two weeks, it could shave about 0.3 percentage points from fourth-quarter growth.Factories had been hampered by weak growth overseas that lowered demand for U.S. goods. But exports grew last month, though at a slower pace than August. Europe’s economy is slowly recovering after an 18-month recession and Japan is also growing faster after two decades of stagnation.Earlier this month, the Federal Reserve said manufacturers boosted their output in August by the most in eight years. The gains were driven by a robust month at auto plants.Still, other data has been mixed. Companies placed only slightly more orders for long-lasting manufactured goods in August after a sharp fall in July. But demand for so-called core capital goods rose 1.5 per cent, after falling 3.3 per cent the previous month. Core capital goods are a good measure of businesses’ confidence in the economy and include items that point to expansion, such as machinery and computers.___Follow Chris Rugaber on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/ChrisRugaber . US manufacturing grows at fastest pace since April ’11, on stronger production, hiring by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Oct 1, 2013 11:24 am MDT read more

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South Sudan Demonstrators protest outside UN compound without incidents

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A thousand people today demonstrated in front of a United Nations compound in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, and dispersed without incidents after handing over a petition, the UN Mission in the country announced. The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) reported that the protestors gathered around the Tomping Compound, where tens of thousands of people had sought refuge from the latest bout of fighting in the country. Some people initially threw stones at the gate, but dispersed after handing a petition to the Mission, reportedly against a proposal by the African Union to deploy a regional peacekeeping force to the country. “A peacekeeping quick reaction force and formed police unit personnel were on the ground to control the crowd and no casualties were reported,” a UN spokesman, Farhan Haq, told reporters in New York.The security situation has been unstable in Juba and elsewhere since the recent fighting between the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) loyal to President Salva Kiir and the SPLA in Opposition backing First Vice-President Riek Machar. Some 272 people, including 33 civilians, have been killed and at least 36,000 civilians displaced.Yesterday, two national UN staff members were physically assaulted by youth protestors in Bor, following a speech by the local governor.“UNMISS condemns physical attacks against its personnel and property and calls on all parties to respect the operations of the UN, its staff and assets,” Mr. Haq said today in reaction to the incident.The UN Mission also raised concerns about increased levels of obstruction of its operations, after the Government announced today that flight safety assurances for its rotary wing aircrafts would only be granted for travels to the Greater Upper Nile and Greater Bahr el Ghazal regions.“UNMISS is concerned by these developments, which are a clear violation of the Status of Forces Agreement signed with the Government, and which are preventing the UN from implementing its mandate in the country,” said Mr. Haq. Despite restrictions of movement, the Mission continues to conduct patrols in Juba, including the areas known as the “protection of civilians” sites, he added. read more

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Some scenes from Phagwah celebrations in Essequibo

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Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPhagwah photos from celebrations at Everest GroundMarch 24, 2016In “Entertainment”Scenes from the Indian Cultural Centre’s Phagwah CelebrationMarch 2, 2018Similar postPresident joins thousands in Phagwah celebrationMarch 7, 2015In “Business”

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Jamaica engages Caribbean on Climate Change and World heritage

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppJamaica, May 30th 2017: Jamaica is currently playing host nation to the region’s first symposium on Climate Change and World Heritage.This year’s theme, “Rallying for the protection of Culture and Heritage in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) under a sustainable 21st Century climate change agenda”. The aim, to bring awareness to the threat of climate change among world heritage site managers and policymakers, as well as the main elements of useful management strategies to respond to climate change.The meeting is hosted by Jamaica’s Culture Gender, Entertainment and Sport Ministry in collaboration with UNESCO and the Climate Change Division of Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation.Some 40 delegates from 12 Caribbean countries with existing World Heritage properties are expected to attend.Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Dr. Janice Lindsay says participants are persons who manage the heritage sites and are able to speak on how they function, and give policy makers a better understanding so they can speak to the various Government responses from the different islands. In addition, Dr. Lindsay says the sector’s best practices will be shared among stakeholders. In acknowledging the impact World heritage sites has on local economies, a second workshop will be held as a follow-up in the near future.#MagneticMediaNews#JamaicaEngagesCaribbeanOnClimateChangeAndWorldHeritage#HeritageSitesImportantToSIDSEconomies Related Items:last_img read more

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Tennessee Titans Safety receives the key of North Miami Beach

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first_imgNORTH MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Tennessee Titans Safety Johnathan Cyprien received the key to North Miami Beach.Formerly a North Miami Beach resident and Florida International University football player, Cyprien was honored at North Miami Beach City Hall on Tuesday.It was proclaimed Johnathan Cyprien Day.The South Florida native shared his appreciation and support for his college football team.“It’s all about FIU. That’s no secret. Butch Davis is doing an incredible job with my program,” said Cyprien. “FIU is about to blow the world up right now. We’re going to run in our conference already. I’m just so excited. If you think about a college, don’t take FIU off your list.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Page Views for Print Magazines

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first_imgDeSilva + Phillips, the New York-based media banking firm, published a report yesterday on the state of celebrity media. If you’re in the business of celebrity media—particularly the print side—it’s a must read. Spoiler alert: The outlook is, uh, not so good.You can read FOLIO:’s full synopsis of D+P’s report here.But here’s one interesting point I didn’t include in the write-up. On page 12, Ken Sonenclar, the author of the report, makes an interesting argument—and possibly invents a new metric–for celebrity magazine publishers wrestling over the ad dollars fleeing print for the Web:”Celebrity magazines offer a degree of reach that even the dominant websites should envy. The best way to view this is via the language of the Web, where many celebrity magazine “page views” dwarf web page views. Consider US Weekly. In a four-issue month, the magazine will publish 384 pages (96 pages/issue). Taking the magazine’s recent average circulation of 1.9 million, and assuming a conservative pass-along multiplier of three, yields in excess of 2 billion page views for US Weekly per month. That is seven times the page views of TMZ, the Web site with the most page views.” Calculating page views for print magazines. Did we just invent a new, viable metric here? Or is it merely the last (faint) gasps of desperation for a dying medium?last_img read more

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Adobe Opens Wired New Yorker Tablet Platform to Publishers with Analytics

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first_imgThe Digital Publishing Suite aims to be a comprehensive solution for turning traditional magazines created in InDesign into digital publications that can be distributed to devices of all sorts. But the one aspect that intrigues me most is this: It includes Omniture analytics for digital magazines. (Adobe acquired Omniture a year ago for $1.8 billion.)If you use the suite to produce tablet versions of your magazine, you can use the analytics service to get a bevy of information about how they’re being read—all aggregated and anonymized to avoid privacy issues. You can see whether readers are opening the issues they’ve bought. You know which stories they’re jumping to, and whether they tap through every page of an article or abandon it after the first one. You can confirm whether they’re watching ambitious multimedia elements such as embedded video. And you can tell whether they’re reading front-to-back, back-to-front, or hopping around randomly.It sounds like a goldmine of useful information that publishers could use to make publications that serve their readers better. And much of it might help with a magazine’s traditional, dead-tree version, too—I suspect that there’d be a correlation between covers that prompt tablet subscribers to open the issues quickly and ones that are newsstand winners.Analytics can’t tell you everything you need to know about your readers’ relationship with your content. Seeing that a lot of people chose to read a particular article, for instance, says nothing about whether they liked what they got once they finished. So traditional research such as surveys and focus groups still have their place, and free-form feedback such as reader comments on online versions of stories can be very useful. But I know that if I were editing a magazine with digital editions produced with Adobe’s suite, I’d be hungry for the new clues about reader behavior that these analytics could provide. Back when I was editor of PC World, creating a magazine that newsstand buyers and subscribers loved was one of the great pleasures of my job. It was also something of a dark art. There were plenty of signs we’d succeeded: issues flying off the stands, renewal rates staying healthy, high scores in the pricey reader surveys we conducted. But in the end, connecting the dots of reader satisfaction was difficult, and agonizingly slow.(The closest I got to instant gratification, incidentally, was when I traveled on an airplane and happened to sit next to someone who was reading PC World. Rather than introducing myself, I’d peek out of one corner of my eye and see which articles my neighbor lingered on, and which ones he or she skimmed right past.)On the Web, things are different.  Analytics services such as Omniture let editors and other media types see what’s getting read, what’s getting ignored, and how consumers navigate through everything a site has to offer. They let you make decisions in real time, rather than waiting for months.At Adobe’s MAX conference in Los Angeles this week, the publishing software company is announcing its Digital Publishing Suite, the fully-commercialized version of the system that Wired, The New Yorker, and other publications have been using to create iPad versions of their magazines. It’s rolling out in pre-release form for publishers who’d like to try it out; the final version is due in the second quarter of 2011.last_img read more

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Time Incs Fran Hauser on Accelerating Digital Development

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first_imgNew York – At the 2011 FOLIO: Show, Time Inc. Lifestyle & Style and Entertainment Groups digital president Fran Hauser shared insights into the publisher’s digital success. Two Time Inc. titles, People and TIME, currently hold the top spots for most followed magazine brands on Twitter; during a keynote presentation, Hauser explained how this reign is no happy accident.The need for a timely and well-executed social media presence is top of mind for almost all publishers, regardless of sector or audience. As many remember, this only recently became a pressing concern. Hauser reflected on when she first began at People, when its website was referred to as the “.com”, or sometimes simply “the dot”. Now, Time Inc. devotes many resources to making its “dot” a thriving web destination.Time Inc. properties attract 50 million unique visitors, and 40 million mobile uniques. Hauser broke Time Inc.’s intricate digital strategy into three steps scalable to most any publisher, “Create the right organization, invest in tech and focus on relationships.” Hauser also refers to creating a “second screen” experience with the Time Inc. audience. The second screen may be a computer, smartphone or tablet, and it allows users to engage with one form of entertainment while discussing it on another. To achieve this, Time Inc. staff is encouraged to directly converse with users on social media platforms during television shows, award ceremonies, etc. to create a real-time dialogue. Success in the digital world for Time Inc. also meant creating new roles in-house. This may mean adding on a digital or social editor, or encouraging general managers “to own digital as a business”. “It’s not just about evaluating existing roles and creating new ones,” says Hauser. “It’s about investing in training and tapping into resources both in and out of house.”For Time Inc., this need brought Time Inc. University to fruition. A curriculum of 150 courses on digital subject matter was created over a span of three and a half years to educate and prepare staff for the digital push. Courses included topics such as “The Anatomy of a Digital Start-Up” and “The Key to Selling Digital”.At Time Inc., the relationship between departments continues to be reevaluated for digital success. “It’s critical to rethink relationship with IT. It’s also important to have front-end web developers allocated to certain brands, and to have input with features,” says Hauser. “Some of our best ideas have come from developers.”“Succeeding in digital is not about throwing away old things, it’s about finding new ways to use them,” says Hauser. “For us, it’s about living up to the possibilities.”center_img In order to best place content in the social media sphere where it will glean the most visibility, Hauser and team monitor the arc of the day, tracking when users are engaging with various social platforms. last_img read more

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Haines master carver unveils carving honoring veterans

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first_imgMaster carver Wayne Price carved two totem poles and a screen for the Soboleff McRae Veterans Village and Wellness Center in Haines. (Abbey Collins)Tlingit master carver Wayne Price is well-known for his art in Alaska. He’s carved close to 40 totems that stand throughout Southeast. But until recently, none of Price’s totems stood in Haines, where he lives. Art created for the local veteran’s village changes that.Listen nowThe Chilkat Dancers of Klukwan and the Dei-shu Dancers and sing, dance and drum as they make their way toward a towering structure – two healing totem poles and a screen. They enter to a song Price calls ‘Knocking at the Door.’A big crowd turned out to watch Price reveal his latest piece of art. A mix of locals and veterans in town for the Alaska American Legion Convention gathered outside a veterans housing complex in Haines.“I’ve been an artist and carver for 45 years,” Price said. “And I want to tell you the story of what this screen means.”Price stood in front of the piece, speaking to the crowd of onlookers.The 12 ft. tall healing totems and 8 ft. screen tower over Price. He said he worked with veterans in nearby Klukwan to come up with the design.“Artistic interpretation of warrior spirit screen. With raven dog salmon and eagle wolf totem poles,” Price said.The Haines Assisted Living board commissioned the piece for the veteran’s village and wellness center. The village is named after Walter Soboleff and Howard McRae. Price says their clans are represented in the art. Raven Dog Salmon is the clan of Soboleff, Eagle Wolf the clan of McRae.Price walked through the meaning of the screen, starting right in the middle.“The warrior spirit is in the center,” Price said. “Honors our men and women who have served the United States of America in the military. With eyes focused on all veterans, including U.S. prisoners or war, those missing in action, and those who have sacrificed their life for freedom.”Price said that is where a healing spirit sits.“Radiating healing energies from its hands heart and mind to the human heart and minds of all veterans,” Price said.Price moved on to the second circle.“The second holding circle is raven and eagle,” Price said. “In the Tlingit tradition they represent the balance of the people. They hold the eye of the ancestors watching over us. They are the communities that the veterans come from and sacrifice for. The outer circle is a traditional native circle of red, yellow, black and white. It represents the medicine wheel in the four directions.”Price turned over ownership of the work in a customary carver’s dance. He danced to the Mandarin Song, holding the traditional hatchet-like tool he used to carve the screen and totems.“I’m going to dance with this adze,” Price said. “And at the completion of this song, I release title.”Ted Hart danced and sang throughout the ceremony.“All people, black, white, red and yellow all serve the same,” Hart said in both Tlingit and English. “Thank you for helping. We are grateful for you. I hope these poles and screen bring peace and harmony to our vets just as they will bring balance to our community.”American Legion National Commander Charles Schmidt thanked Price and the Haines community.“This is a beautiful sign and a reminder of what takes place on these grounds here,” Schmidt said. “The wellness facility to honor veterans. Veterans who have served this country. We will never forget their service and their sacrifice.”Haines veteran Jim Shook said Price’s work is meaningful to local veterans.“You know Haines has the highest per capita number of veterans in the state,” Shook said. “This is quite an honor as many of the veterans are of Tlingit origin.”Price said there’s a lot of emotion in moving on from a major piece of work like this one. But outside the veterans village, for the first time, his healing artwork is not too far from his home in Haines.last_img read more

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Legislators Usher in Black History Month in Wisconsin

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first_imgBy The Associated PressMADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group of Black legislators are ushering in Black History Month in Wisconsin.Black History Month runs throughout February. Members of the Legislative Black Caucus along with Gov. Tony Evers and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes delivered remarks Friday at America’s Black Holocaust Museum in Milwaukee and at the state Capitol in Madison.Mandela Barnes for Lieutenant Governor (Courtesy Photo/Facebook)Rep. David Crowley, a Milwaukee Democrat, said in Madison that Black people are resilient and have experienced a resurgence thanks to figures like Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X.Barnes is the state’s first Black lieutenant governor. He says the state is still seeing terrible racial disparities.Evers, who is White, says the state is still a long way from where it should be on racial equality and must renew its commitment to equity and inclusion.last_img read more

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Prep for Robot Apocalypse with Programmable Cyborg Arms

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first_img Lyra Is a Handheld Gaming System Powered by a Raspberry PiRaspberry Pi Used to Steal 500 MB of NASA Data Stay on target Prepare for the coming robot apocalypse with a programmable cyborg arm.Two crowdfunding projects launched this month—the MeArm Pi kit and uArm Swift—in hopes of spreading bionic love across the globe.UK-based Mime Industries quickly surpassed its £10,000 Kickstarter goal, cementing production of its Raspberry Pi-controlled machine.“We believe in helping people understand how the world works,” the MeArm Pi campaign page said. “With so much development going on in robotics at the moment, now is the perfect time to get to know what it takes to build your own robot.”Mime IndustriesAllegedly “simple enough for a child to assemble,” the kit includes a standard Pi HAT (also sold separately for £25 ($31)), which attaches to your Raspberry Pi computer for remote programming or direct control via built-in joysticks.Early-bird buyers can snag a build-it-yourself robot arm for £50 ($63)—£10 off the standard Kickstarter price. The kit comes with “everything you need to use it except the Raspberry Pi,” which comes bundled with a power supply and 8GB SD card for £110 ($138). The first 1,000 products are expected to begin shipping in July.Can’t wait that long for a personal robotic assistant? uArm Swift—for all your 3D printing, laser engraving, writing, painting, and other creative needs—is estimated to dispatch in May. From San Francisco’s UFACTORY comes two plug-and-play, open-source, Arduino-based desktop robotic arms.UFACTORYBoasting the high precision needed for drawing, laser engraving, and light painting, the uArm Swift features offline learning mode, all-in-one software, and a mobile app for remote control.For a discounted $289, the basic kit includes the uArm Swift, Bluetooth, Swift Universal Holder, and Swift Gripper; the pro basic kit upgrades to the uArm Swift Pro and adds a Swift 3D printer and Swift laser for $449. Other perks are also available at varying cost tiers.“It is not only a robotic arm that you can own but also a chance to decide how you want to involve robot technology in your life,” UFACTORY said in its crowdfunding pitch.With a month left, the Indiegogo project has raised $272,000 from 553 backers—well beyond the company’s $10,000 fixed goal.last_img read more

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Todays Deal Save 150 on Windows 10 Powered Surface 3

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first_imgMicrosoft is offering pretty decent savings on its Surface 3 tablets. Following last week’s free keyboard cover, the tech company is now offering the Windows 10 tablet with a discount of $150.– Microsoft Delaying Windows 10 Redstone Features to Focus on OneCoreSurface 3 goes on sale:Microsoft is apparently trying to sell more Surface 3 units in the United States as it offers the much-loved tablet at a discount of $150. However, do note that the deal is only valid until tomorrow, January 21. If you are looking for a Windows 10 powered tablet, now is the time to act. The Microsoft Store is offering $150 off on the two 128GB models of the Surface 3, making these units cheaper than the 64GB units. 128GB Surface 3 with Wi-Fi only is now priced at $449 – Originally, $599128GB Microsoft’s Surface with Wi-Fi and 4G LTE is now priced at $549 – Originally, $699This discount creates an interesting scenario when the devices with more storage costs you $50 less than the 64GB variants.64GB Surface with WiFi only – $49964GB Surface 3 with WiFi + 4G LTE – $599Along with the Microsoft Store, the Surface deal is also available on Best Buy and is running for just two days. You can choose to buy the discounted Microsoft Surface 3 from Microsoft Store or Best Buy.– You might also be interested in:[Update: Delayed Until Late Feb] Windows 10 Mobile Carrier Testing Completed, Awaiting Microsoft’s ApprovalMicrosoft’s Panos Panay to Reflect Surface 3 Success in Windows Phone and Other ProductsMore Updates for Windows 10 – Now to Fix Surface Pro 3 and Surface 3 Errors Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

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Merkels Christian persecution comments draw ire

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first_img Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Human Rights Watch noted that Muslims in Myanmar, members of Falun Gong in China and Jews in many countries worldwide also face persecution.Merkel’s comments came at a meeting of the German Protestant Church late Monday in which she emphasized Germany needed to protect Christian minorities as part of its foreign policy.Merkel, the daughter of a pastor, also spoke out against strict separation of church and state and said Europe was built on Christian foundations.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Top Stories 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologistcenter_img Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project BERLIN (AP) – Opposition lawmakers and human rights groups are criticizing German Chancellor Angela Merkel for claiming that Christianity is “the most persecuted religion worldwide.”Lawmaker Jerzy Montag of the opposition Greens party on Tuesday described Merkel’s comments as “mistaken” and “not very helpful”.Rights campaigners said ranking faiths according to how persecuted they are is pointless. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breacheslast_img read more

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The newly opened 5star resort Pullman Luang Prab

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first_imgThe newly opened 5-star resort, Pullman Luang Prabang, stretches across 16 hectares of beautiful countryside, surrounded by lush paddy fields, rivers and mountains.A great base to explore the beautiful town of Luang Prabang, the property is fitting for both business and leisure travellers. Situated 10 minutes from downtown, guests can explore the ancient city of Luang Prabang.The PropertyPullman Luang Prabang features three swimming pools, a secluded spa and lakefront restaurant. Business travellers can utilise Luang Prabang’s largest conference centre with state-of-the-art facilities.It is the largest hotel in Luang Prabang with 123 spacious guest rooms and caters for all types of travellers, including families with its dedicated Kids Club.With rooms being spaced out around the grounds, there is an intimacy to the property even though it is one of the largest in the region. It’s setting amongst the rice paddy fields makes you feel like you are living more local during your stay.The RoomsYou can expect the level of modernity and comfort that Pullman is famous for. All rooms and suites feature a large terrace, connectivity panel, free WiFi, workspace and areas to relax. This has been fused with a local Laotian feel with tastefully decorated rooms.Room types include the Deluxe Room, Premium Deluxe Room, Deluxe Suite, Premium Deluxe Suite and Villa. Although varying in size, the difference in room types also offer different views – Mountain View, Garden View or Poolside.The massive bathroom has a walk-in rain shower and a separate bathtub. A private balcony offers a space to sit outside and relax while taking in the gorgeous surroundings.The DiningAt the Pullman Luang Prabang you can enjoy a wide variety of culinary delights offered by the all-day dining restaurant, L’ATELIER. The international executive chef combines ingredients from the organic garden and the local communities. The restaurant overlooks the lake and offers dining inside and outside.For a morning coffee or scenic sundowner, try The Junction, the Pullman lobby bar concept: when barista meets bartenders and when morning pastries meet tapestries. The Junction looks over the paddy fields and exotic gardens from an extended outdoor deck.ConferencingAt the Pullman Luang Prabang you will find extensively equipped rooms and innovative break activities, all backed with the support and coaching of an Event Manager and “A-la-carte Coaches” to help make your event a success.Number of meeting rooms: 7Maximum size: 368 m²Maximum capacity: 250 peopleMaximum banquet capacity: 250 peopleHow to bookPullman Luang Prabang, Ban Pong Wanh , 06000, Luang Prabang, Democratic Republic LaoPhone: +85671211112Fax: (+856)71/211188Contact email: H9112-RE@accor.comWebsite: https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-9112-pullman-luang-prabang/index.shtml AccorHotelsHotel ReviewLaosPullman Luang Prabanglast_img read more

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Secondyear tailback Ryan Williams who took over

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first_imgSecond-year tailback Ryan Williams, who took over the bulk of the team’s carries after Wells went down, was told earlier this week that he would need season-ending shoulder surgery, following a vicious hit he took in the fourth quarter of last Thursday’s loss in St. Louis.Heading into Sunday’s game against Buffalo, the Cardinals’ will have three active running backs on their roster — LaRod Stephens-Howling, William Powell and Alfonso Smith. None of three have started an NFL game and have a combined 117 career carries.Despite the corps’ lack of experience, ESPN senior football analyst John Clayton told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug & Wolf Thursday not to expect the team to find a better solution on the trade market.“Not at this stage, no I haven’t heard anything,” said Clayton in response to a question about whether he had heard any rumors regarding the Cardinals’ pursuit of a running back. “I have to think as the season goes along or even over the next week or two, they’d have to be searching for something available.“The problem is that guy is probably going to have to be a guy that’s going to play on a low salary. Not that they are trying to be cheap about it, but nobody is going to give up a good running back if they still think they have a chance at the playoffs.” 0 Comments   Share   Clayton even dismissed the notion the team could grab a big name on a bad team.“They could probably get someone for a fifth or a sixth round pick,” said Clayton. “But they aren’t going to get someone like a Chris Johnson from Tennessee.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The Arizona Cardinals may sit atop the NFC West with a 4-1 record, but just five weeks into their 2012 campaign the team is already facing a major depth issue at the running back position.Beanie Wells, the team’s 1,000-yard rusher from a season ago, was placed on injured reserve before Week 4 after suffering a turf toe injury. Because of a league-mandated rule put in place before this season, Wells will be eligible to play again on Nov. 25 against the Rams. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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March 31 2000 Nick Miron is painting the bunkroom

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first_imgMarch 31, 2000Nick Miron is painting the bunkrooms during camp synergy. Photo by: DoctressNeutopialast_img

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