Sahtu region of Northwest Territories has new grand chief

Posted On Oct 14 2019 by

first_imgAPTN National NewsA long standing chief has stepped aside to let someone younger take his place.Afater 17 years, the Sahtu region of the Northwest Territories has a new grand chief.APTN’s Iman Kassam has the story.last_img


Libraries closed this weekend

Posted On Sep 17 2019 by

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 12, 2016 – The TCI public libraries will be closed this Friday and Saturday due to a workshop and staff meeting being held.  Libraries will reopen on Monday at 8am. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img


Salute to Education awards college scholarships to high school students

Posted On Sep 17 2019 by

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: May 3, 2018 May 3, 2018 Mark Mathis, Mark Mathis Hundreds of high school students were awarded scholarships Thursday during San Diego County’s Salute to Education Announcement Ceremony.The event is intended to encourage students to seek higher education after high school.KUSI’s Mark Mathis was LIVE with the story. ‘Salute to Education’ awards college scholarships to high school studentslast_img read more


SANDAG to host public meeting on future of San Diego transportation

Posted On Sep 17 2019 by

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Association of Governments will host a community meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday to continue discussions on the future of San Diego County’s transportation network.The meeting is part of a series of events put on by SANDAG in October to gather feedback on an eventual transportation network plan that will go in the agency’s 2019-2050 regional plan. SANDAG currently has three concepts that it will use to draft an eventual plan. The concepts — titled Shared Mobility, Connected Corridors and Policy Possibilities — take into account priorities such as traffic congestion reduction, community health and climate change consideration.“This is a key first step in the process of deciding what types of projects, programs, and technologies we will invest in now and in the future,” said SANDAG Chair and Del Mar City Councilman Terry Sinnott. “Now is the time to take part in the conversation about how we will get around in the future — so come to the open house, join a community conversation with local elected officials, take our survey, and give us your input.”In addition to the community meeting, SANDAG members will give an update on the concepts to the San Diego City Council’s Smart Growth and Land Use Committee during its 2 p.m. meeting Wednesday.City Councilwoman Myrtle Cole will host the community meeting at the Jacobs Center Community Room. City Councilwoman Georgette Gomez, who also serves as Chair on the Smart Growth and Land Use Committee, is expected to attend the meeting as well. Posted: October 17, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, October 17, 2018 SANDAG to host public meeting on future of San Diego transportation KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more


Gibson Guitars Names Slash Global Brand Ambassador

Posted On Sep 12 2019 by

first_imgNews Gibson Guitars Taps Slash For Brand Role gibson-guitars-names-slash-global-brand-ambassador Facebook Email Twitter Gibson Guitars Names Slash Global Brand Ambassador The Les Paul-wielding GRAMMY winner will represent the iconic guitar company in a new capacityTim McPhateGRAMMYs Aug 16, 2017 – 1:14 pm GRAMMY.comWhen pressed for word association on Slash, the lead guitarist for Guns N’ Roses, his top hat and shades come immediately to mind. Next on the list would have to be his trusty Gibson Les Paul, which is his weapon of choice to crank out the slithery riffs on classics like “Welcome To The Jungle,” “Paradise City” and “Sweet Child O Mine.”Fittingly, the iconic guitarist has been tapped to represent perhaps the most iconic guitar manufacturer of all time, Gibson Guitars, as the company’s first-ever global brand ambassador.In his role, the GRAMMY winner will help Gibson develop a range of new products across three of its brands: Gibson Custom, Gibson and Epiphone. Details of the new products are expected to be announced later this month.”Slash embodies the characteristics of creativity, passion and excellence that are so closely aligned with Gibson and we are very proud of the friendship and mutual success we have shared together for over 30 years,” said Henry Juszkiewicz, chairman and CEO of Gibson Brands. “We are also very excited about the future products we will be announcing soon.”In June The Washington Post published an eye-opening article spotlighting the declining state of the guitar industry. According to data collected by author Geoff Edgers, over the past decade electric guitar sales have plummeted from annual sales of 1.5 million sold annually to just more than 1 million. Meanwhile, in the last three years, Gibson and one its major competitors, Fender, have seen a dip in annual revenue.Gibson’s new partnership with guitar hero Slash would seem to be part of Juskiewicz’s master plan to keep the company a step ahead.”Everything we do is about music,” Juszkiewicz told Edgers for The Washington Post. “It doesn’t matter whether it’s the making of music with instruments or the listening of music with a player. To me, we’re a music company. That’s what I want to be. And I want to be number one.”Guns N’ Roses Among Top Mid-Year ToursRead morelast_img read more


Lego reveals a 1000brick Batcave to celebrate Batmans 80th anniversary

Posted On Sep 10 2019 by

first_imgLego Lego has revealed a 1,037-piece Batcave Friday in celebration of Batman’s 80th anniversary, which is stacked with both Batman villains and allies.The Batcave Clayface Invasion set depicts a tense invasion of the hero’s headquarters. When the set is fully assembled, you’ll be able to transform a Bruce Wayne minifigure into Batman in order to fend off minifigures of Clayface, Two-Face and Catwoman. Robin and Batwoman minifigures also join the fight in this set.Clayface is a posable minifigure, big enough to grip another character with his hands.lego-batcave-figuresThe Batcave looks fairly extensive, and the Clayface minifigure is larger than all th e others. Lego Builders should be ready to assemble a lot of different rooms of the Batcave, including a Batcomputer zone, hi-tech zone, workout zone, weapons room, trophy room, a transformation tower, jail modules and a Bat-Tank. The Batcave set is set for an Aug. 1 release and will sell for $100 (roughly converting to £75 or AU$140).The Lego set is one of several announced Friday for the 80th anniversary, which also include a 200-piece Mr. Freeze Batcycle Battle for $20, a 342-piece Batmobile for $30, a 489-piece Batwing and The Riddler Heist set for $50, a 59-piece Batman vs. The Riddler Robbery set for $10 and a 171-piece Batman and the Joker Escape set for $40. All of these sets are also set for an Aug. 1 release, with the Mr. Freeze Batcycle Battle coming exclusively to Walmart one month earlier on July 1.Batman’s official 80th anniversary date will be this Saturday. Share your voice Batman Lego The DC Comic-Con experience lets you channel Harley Quinn-levels… Every Batman that matters, ranked 0 2:27center_img Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: Tags 17 Photos Toys and Tabletop Games TV and Movieslast_img read more


Robots to dominate Chinese labor

Posted On Sep 5 2019 by

first_imgRobots to dominate Chinese labor1.2K viewsRobots to dominate Chinese labor1.2K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Robots to dominate Chinese labor1.2K viewsBusinessRobots taking over China’s factory floors. And by 2017, there will be more in production plants here than in any other country in the world. (SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS REPORTER, JANE LANHEE LEE,Ventuno Web Player 4.50Robots taking over China’s factory floors. And by 2017, there will be more in production plants here than in any other country in the world. (SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS REPORTER, JANE LANHEE LEE,last_img read more


Intl wildlife smuggling syndicate active in Bangladesh

Posted On Sep 3 2019 by
first_imgDetectives rescued zebras from Jessore`s Sharsha area on 8 May. Photo: Prothom AloAn international smuggling ring has been using Bangladesh as a route for poaching wild animals, according to officials engaged in investigating recent cases of wildlife smuggling.Some of these animals such as zebras and horses are believed to carry dangerous diseases.Some 50 people from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia are members of such a syndicate that recently brought nine zebras to Jashore to send on to India, the officials said.India is considered the largest market of smuggled wild animals.In a US state department report published in November last year, Bangladesh was named as a source as well as safe route of wild animal smuggling.The same smuggling group allegedly brought in lion and tiger cubs earlier.A few officials of police, customs and forest departments are involved in the smuggling, the officials concerned said.However, the law enforcement authorities have removed names of kingpins of the gang from cases several times.The police has provided detailed information of the international gang of poachers to INTERPOL, police headquarters’ additional deputy inspector general (intelligence) M Moniruzzaman told Prothom Alo.Zebras rescued in JashoreA team of detective branch of police rescued nine African zebras, including a dead one, from a certain Tutu Mia’s enclosure in Satmail Bazar of Sharsha upazila in Jashore in the night of 8 May.Already sent to Bangabandhu Safari Park in Gazipur, the zebras were brought to Tutu Mia’s enclosure on the evening, said a trader in Shahrsha’s Satmail Bazar, Monirul Islam.Satmail Bazar is largely known as a market of cattle smuggled in from India. A local leader of ruling Awami League is a member of the syndicate that controls the cattle market, local sources said.The police sued Tutu Mia, Rana Bhuiyan from Bakulnagar village in Palash upazila of Narsingdi, Kamruzzaman Babu from Bashikora Chakpara village in Bogura’s Adamdighi upazila and Md Mukti from Putkhali of Sharsha upazila under wildlife conservation and security act. Local AL leader Idris Ali, Rana from Uttara of Dhaka and Yasin, son of one Zakir Hossain from Bhola were named as their associates.Rana Bhuiyan, Kamruzzaman, Mukti and Yasin are accused in another case filed on 13 November 2017 in connection with the rescue of a leopard and four cubs of lion from a Prado car at Chanchra check post in Jashore.The police, however, did not include the name of the owner of Prado car, Khwaja Moinuddin, a recruiting agent and owner of Star Gold International.Investigation officer of the case Abdul Qayyum Munshi remained silent about his exclusion from the case.The cages of zebras were brought in by Turkish Airlines, said the police.Turkish Airlines’ assistant manager Nafis Imran said, “Biman Bangladesh Airlines carries our cargo in Dhaka.”The cargo services department of Biman said to Prothom Alo that the Turkish Airlines jet TK-6472 brought 10 zebras in Dhaka on 7 May and the importing organisation, Bay Mother Shrimp, had paid duty and taken them away on that day.Cox’s Bazar fish food trading company Bay Mother Shrimp’s owner Shahed Ali said he knows nothing about the zebras.Dhaka Customs House commissioner Prakash Dewan said the zebras were brought with legal documents.Another customs official, on anonymity, said the zebras were imported by showing forged documents. Of the 10 zebras, one might have died earlier and another one died after those were sent to the border area, he suspects.About poaching, fisheries and livestock minister Narayan Chandra Chanda told Prothom Alo that the ministry does not give permission or no objection certificate (NOC) for import of wild animals.That is the duty of the forest department, he pointed out.Forest conservator (wildlife) Md Zahidul Karim said they have not given permission to any private organisation other than the government zoos.Terming all the documents of recent consignment of zebras as forged ones, he said an international gang imported the animals. The forest department will form a committee to investigate the matter.The plaintiff of the zebra poaching case, Jashore detective branch police inspector Murad Hossain said the gang which was involved in the smuggling of leopards and lion cubs, is also involved in the zebra poaching.* This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Shameem Reza.last_img

Additional IGPs wife dies of dengue

Posted On Sep 3 2019 by

first_imgAn aedes mosquito. File PhotoThe wife of Additional Inspector General of Police Shahabuddin Quraishi died of dengue at a city hospital on Sunday, reports UNB.Sayeda Akhter, 54, passed away around 11:30am, said Shahin, a staff of the Anti-Terrorism Unit chief.The dengue victim was undergoing treatment at the Square Hospital.Sayeda Akhter was first admitted to Samorita Hospital on 30 July and then shifted to Square Hospital on Saturday.The government on Saturday said 18 dengue patients died in the capital city since the beginning of this year. But unofficial estimates suggest the death toll is higher.The government said 22,919 people were hospitalised with dengue since 1 January.last_img read more


Bishop Will Willimon on why no plan can unite United Methodists

Posted On Sep 3 2019 by

first_imgYonat Shimron YonatShimron As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Share This! TagsDuke Divinity School General Conference homepage featured LGBTQ One Church Plan St. Louis UMCGC United Methodist Church Will Willimon,You may also like News • Photos of the Week Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Share This! News By: Yonat Shimron YonatShimron Share This! Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Catholicism Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email By: Yonat Shimron YonatShimron Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — Will Willimon, a prominent theologian and a retired bishop of the United Methodist Church’s North Alabama Conference, has some choice words for a denomination in disarray over its views on sexuality.Willimon, like other bishops, couldn’t vote on any of the plans presented this week at the special denominational session in St. Louis — one that would continue to restrict church leaders from ordaining or marrying LGBT people, and another that would allow local congregations to make their own decisions. Church rules don’t give bishops a voice or a vote. The session’s 864 delegates are made up of clergy and lay people from around the world.But as a lifelong Methodist, he said, he saw an unmistakable change in the attitudes of the delegates at the special session in St. Louis. People on either side of the issue talked of breaking away from the 12 million-member global denomination. Willimon, who now teaches at Duke Divinity School in Durham, N.C., left St. Louis on Tuesday (Feb. 26) before the final vote.RELATED: United Methodists pass Traditional Plan, keep ban on LGBTQ clergy, same-sex marriageHe talked to Religion News Service by cellphone from St. Louis. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.What are you seeing and hearing from the delegates?It occurred to me there are people in the auditorium who don’t care what plan passes or how it passes. They’re withdrawing. Once you’ve made that decision, what difference does it make what plan you’ve got? Someone was saying, “Unless the Traditional Plan passes exactly as it is, unamended, we’re leaving.” That’s kind of like announcing, “We’re leaving.” Imagine having a meeting in a local church where people say “Hey, before we have the discussion and all, if this vote in session doesn’t go my way, I’m leaving.”Delegates attend the first day of the special session of the United Methodist Church General Conference in St. Louis, Mo. on Feb. 24, 2019. RNS photo by Kit DoyleTraditionalists organized the Wesleyan Covenant Association and made clear their intention to separate from the denomination if the rules regarding LGBTQ people are changed. Are progressives also organized?The traditionalists did a bang-up job of political organizing and counting the votes. The progressives were all busy talking about unity and community and listening and loving. The conservatives were on the floor getting the votes.Do you expect some bishops to leave, too?I’d be surprised, but I don’t know. If we’ve shown one thing, it’s that what bishops do — or don’t do — is almost irrelevant. The bishops labored for two years and came up with these three plans and backed the One Church Plan (which would allow local congregations to decide about LGBTQ ordination and marriage) and pushed that. But the General Conference seems united: We don’t trust bishops. I tried to advocate for the One Church Plan and found out that many progressives felt it didn’t go far enough in providing affirmation and protection for LGBTQ people. On the other hand, traditionalists said, “This is a power play by the bishops to throw this on us even though we’ve demonstrated through many votes we don’t want it.”Is division necessarily a bad thing?We need to remind ourselves that what’s passed for church unity for the last 40 years in the Methodist Church is a kind of bureaucratic, rule-driven, top-down, corporate-America type unity. If that unity is disrupted, that puts us back to where we’ve always been: That’s a gathering by Christ of all kinds of people that make up the church. I say to my seminarians, “Remember, the General Conference as it is now, the Book of Discipline as it is now and our notions of unity and connection — that’s only 40, 50 years old.” When we started the Book of Discipline it grew by a third with additional rules and regulations. If that’s being dismantled, I don’t know that that’s a bad thing.Some United Methodist delegates gather together to pray before a key vote on church policies about homosexuality on Feb. 26, 2019, during the special session of the UMC General Conference in St. Louis, Mo. RNS photo by Kit DoyleWould a split take place over time, rather than in one fell swoop?That’s my guess. But I’ve been wrong before. If the Traditional Plan passes, will it be constitutional? I don’t think it will be.  There are a number of problems with it, particularly in its punitive parts. However, I don’t know that it will make a lot of difference. There are people, left and right, progressive and conservative, who just say, “This is it. We’ve waited. We’ve watched. We’ve tried. And now we can’t stay.”To me, that’s the story, more than which plan passes.That’s kind of new. We spent time yesterday openly discussing, “Now, how much do we have to pay to have to leave? Is a third of a property assessment OK?” It was just weird hearing us talk that way. That’s not the way we’ve talked previously.  If you talk that way, it means the debate is almost moot. This may be a bad analogy, but as a pastor, when a couple comes to me and says, “We’re talking about getting a divorce. We’d like to hear your views on our marriage,” I say, “If you’ve gotten this far, you’re going to divorce. What do you want from me?” I kind of feel that way here.What will the 93 affiliated colleges and universities do?I think there are going to be stresses — not only because we could violate many colleges’ statements of inclusion and affirmation by our actions here. Just as important for me, I think, is that we’re turning away everyone under 40. The average Methodist is 61 years old. What we ought to be talking about is “What in the world can we do to reach the generations we’ve lost?” Our colleges are going to say, “We still feel called to be connected to and in ministry with 19-year-olds. You appear to have no interest in that. We’re going to have to evaluate where we are with you.”If we have congregations leaving, we’re going to have huge financial stresses and they won’t be felt in clergy salaries. They’ll be felt by the institutions and the money we give them, which has been shrinking rapidly. It will shrink even further, thus aggravating that situation.Where do you find hope?The hope is that Jesus Christ is Lord. There is a God, and our God is a redemptive God. I can’t decide if the Lord is saying now, “You created the structure and polity of the United Methodist Church. I didn’t. You wrote the Book of Discipline. I didn’t. If that’s being dismantled, that’s OK.”I teach at Duke Divinity School and God is still calling some great people to lead the Methodist Church. My message to students is, “If you ever wonder why God calls people like you in the ministry, look at the General Conference. God has called you to save us, redeem us, lead us. Now step up and lead.”I’m hoping that is our hope. Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Share This! 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