CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Seeking the next Aboriginal Investigative Journalism Fellow

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement WINNIPEG, Oct. 10, 2017 – The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) are pleased to open applications for the second Aboriginal Investigative Journalism Fellowship.Application instructions are available on both the APTN and CAJ websites.Deadline for receipt of applications is 11:59 p.m. ET on Dec. 1, 2017. Advertisement This fellowship will provide a 12-week, paid placement with the APTN Investigates team based in Winnipeg, Man., in the late-winter or spring of 2018. The goal is to have the recipient produce a full-length piece of original, investigative journalism that would air on APTN Investigates.The CAJ is providing promotional and logistical support to the judging panel. The CAJ will provide the fellowship recipient with a complimentary one-year membership. Moreover, they will be invited to #CAJ18 in Toronto next year to screen the finished piece for conference delegates and discuss how it came together and was received after broadcast.Who should apply?Any journalist of a First Nations, Inuit or Métis background who is able to work in Canada and has a minimum of three years’ professional experience working in a media outlet or as a freelancer. The recipient must be willing to relocate to Winnipeg for the period of the fellowship placement.What should you include in your application?A reporting plan that in no more than 750 words lays out your story pitch – including its topic, potential impact, a draft timeline, how you expect to tell the story, and why you are the best person to tell it.Your resume, of no more than two pagesUp to three work samples – preferably broadcast clips provided via link or PDFs of print workUp to three letters of reference.Full application details, including how to submit your entry, are available here.ABOUT CAJ:The CAJ is Canada’s largest national professional organization for journalists from all media, representing about 600 members across the country. The CAJ’s primary roles are to provide public-interest advocacy and high-quality professional development for its members.ABOUT APTN:September 1, 2017, marked the 18-year anniversary of the launch of the first national Aboriginal television network in the world with programming by, for and about Aboriginal Peoples to share with all Canadians and viewers around the world. APTN is available in approximately 11 million Canadian households and commercial establishments with cable, direct-to-home satellite, telco-delivered and fixed wireless television service providers. The network launched its high definition channel, APTN HD, in the spring of 2008. APTN does not receive government funding for operations but generates revenue through subscriber fees, advertising sales and strategic partnerships. APTN broadcasts programming with 56% offered in English, 16% in French and 28% in Aboriginal languages. For program schedule or for more information, please contact APTN at (204) 947-9331 or toll-free at 1-888-278-8862 (Canada), or visit the website at www.aptn.caAPTN News Social Scenehttps://mobile.twitter.com/aptnnewshttps://www.facebook.com/APTNNews/ Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Loonie TSX fall amid reports US plans to pull out of NAFTA

first_imgTORONTO – The Canadian dollar and the Toronto stock index fell Wednesday amid reports that the United States may soon announce its intent to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement.The loonie closed at an average trading price of 80.03 cents US, down 0.27 of a U.S. cent.The S&P/TSX composite index lost 71.29 points to 16,247.95, with industrials among the main decliners.“That’s the sector that’s getting hit the most this afternoon because of the NAFTA news,” said Anish Chopra, managing director with Portfolio Management Corp. in Toronto. “You’ve got the auto parts companies in that area.”Separate reports from Reuters and Bloomberg said Wednesday that two Canadian government sources believe it’s increasingly likely that U.S. President Donald Trump will give six-months’ notice to withdraw from NAFTA in late January.With the exception of metals and materials, few sectors on the commodity-heavy TSX finished the day out of the red, as the February gold contract gained US$5.60 to US$1,319.30 an ounce.“The markets sold off this afternoon on the NAFTA news and that’s really been a driver of performance later in the day,” Chopra said.Even rising oil prices — the February crude contract was up 61 cents to US$63.57 per barrel, its highest level since Dec. 9, 2014 — couldn’t prevent energy stocks from losing ground.“That would be unusual given the change in price of the commodity,” Chopra said. “I think it’s in sympathy of just trying to understand what’s going on with NAFTA. … You don’t know if it’s actually going to happen or if it’s a negotiating tactic.”South of the border, U.S. stock indices pulled back from their record setting pace.On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average dropped 16.67 points to 25,369.13. The S&P 500 index edged back 3.06 points to 2,748.23 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 10.01 points to 7,153.57.Elsewhere in commodities, the February natural gas contract was down two cents to US$2.91 per mmBTU and the March copper contract added two cents to US$3.24 a pound.Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter.last_img read more

Thieves targeting crack pipes and copper wire drive oilpatch crimes spike RCMP

by Dan Healing, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 24, 2016 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Nov 24, 2016 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CALGARY – When it comes to protecting thousands of remote oil and gas well sites scattered across Alberta’s prairies and foothills, RCMP Cpl. Curtis Peters is more concerned about crack addicts than vandals.The 854 crimes reported at those sites in the first 10 months of 2016 have already exceeded the number in all of 2015, RCMP statistics show, an increase some are blaming on Alberta’s economic slowdown.Almost all of the reports have been related to theft, said Peters, adding only 41 are labelled tampering or vandalism.He said some of the most unusual reports concern stealing “sight glasses,” long thin glass tubes attached to chemical tanks to provide an external visual gauge of how full the tanks are.“They make crack pipes and meth pipes out of these sight glasses,” Peters explained in an interview.“It’s a clear glass tube that’s the right size to be able to shape it with heat … Some of them are around three feet long so they take them out and break them into chunks and use the ones they get to make meth pipes and crack pipes.”He said some of the thieves who have been caught are people who work in the oilpatch but that the use of the tubes is common among drug users in areas with nearby oil and gas activity. He said statistics don’t specify how many of the tubes were stolen this year.Travis Ferguson, director of environment, health and safety for Calgary-based Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA), said that his company has had dozens of sight glasses stolen in recent years, at a hefty cost. When the tubes are removed, the liquid inside the tank runs out.“If somebody steals a sight glass and drains a 400-litre tank of corrosion inhibitor, it’s not the product, the product is a few thousand dollars, it’s the damage to the environment we’re much more concerned about,” he said.“The cleanup could be tens of thousands of dollars.”Encana has cut its workforce in half, by about 1,600 people, over the past three years, part of an estimated 44,000 lost jobs in the oil industry since the downturn began in mid-2014.But Ferguson said the company has had to add staff and invest in more remote monitoring and camera systems over the past 18 months to deal with the surge in thefts.Joden Dorner, security operations manager at Prospector Energy Services Inc. in Bezanson, Alta., said the increase in oilpatch crime is related to the current economic slowdown. The company has increased its security division by about 25 per cent over the past two years to about 30 employees.He said thieves are becoming increasingly sophisticated and his firm, which patrols country roads near Grande Prairie in northwestern Alberta for clients including Encana, is trying to keep up by using remote cameras and improving communication with clients.“It’s organized,” Dorner said. “We’ve caught the same faces on camera in different vehicles, all stolen vehicles … One guy goes out and scouts the area during the day. Then the next crew goes in and steals everything.”He said thieves are taking anything easy to transport and difficult to trace, scavenging for generators, tools, trailers, fuel and all-terrain vehicles. Well sites often have deep-cycle batteries worth hundreds of dollars used to store energy from solar panels — when they are stolen, the well automatically shuts down, he said.One of the most commonly stolen items is copper wire for sale to metal recycling firms, RCMP statistics confirm.Ferguson said 12-millimetre-thick lengths of insulated wire are used to ground equipment on site. If they are removed, it creates the risk of electrical shock for workers.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter. Thieves targeting crack pipes and copper wire drive oilpatch crimes spike: RCMP read more

Crew tie Sounders FC with late penaltykick goal by Renteria

Success against Seattle Sounders FC is rare for the Columbus Crew and, for now, they have to be content with a tie. Seattle took an early 1-0 lead Saturday at Crew Stadium after forward Fredy Montero’s headed goal in the seventh minute. Columbus responded with a 67th-minute penalty kick goal by forward Emilio Renteria. Despite Columbus’ persistent offensive attack, the game ended in a 1-1 tie. Seattle (3-3-4) made itself comfortable in the rainy conditions early in the first half when midfielder Erik Friberg served a cross into the Columbus penalty area. Montero gave Seattle its lead when he leaped to head the ball, which deflected off the post and went past Crew goalkeeper William Hesmer. Crew defender Chad Marshall said the ball played into the Crew’s penalty area by Friberg was “weird.” “It was just a weird cross,” Marshall said. “It was a good finish by (Montero). It’s just gotta be better organization by us.” Columbus (3-1-4) took four shots on Seattle’s goal in the first half, forcing two saves by goalkeeper Kasey Keller. One of the two on-target shots belonged to Crew midfielder Robbie Rogers. Rogers came close to leveling the score in the 32nd minute when a seemingly harmless clearance by Columbus skipped through Seattle’s defensive line. Rogers sprinted to collect the ball, but had minimal time to get a shot off as Keller met him at the top of the Seattle penalty area and kicked the shot aside. “(Keller) made a great save,” Rogers said. “He got it with his hand. Of course, I would like to score that.” The Crew went into halftime trailing, 1-0, but came out firing in the second half. A corner kick by forward Eddie Gaven in the 65th minute eventually resulted in a game-tying goal for Columbus. After Gaven hit his corner, Seattle defender Patrick Ianni pulled Marshall to the ground inside the Sounders’ penalty area. As a result, referee Mark Kadlecik awarded a penalty kick to Columbus. Marshall, who pulled his shirt up to expose scratch marks on his chest as he talked to reporters after the game, said he was glad the referee awarded the penalty. “(Gaven) hit a good ball in,” Marshall said. “I got away from (Ianni) and he had to foul me, I guess. The ball was coming right to me. I’ve got freaking marks all over me.” Renteria took the penalty attempt for the Crew and knocked it passed Keller to tie the game, 1-1. With the goal, Renteria has now scored all four of his goals this season in Columbus’ last three matches. The Crew’s pressure on the Sounders’ defense — and Keller — did not subside. As play continued into the final minutes of the match, Columbus had accumulated 13 second-half shots, while Seattle managed only one shot on Hesmer in the half. Columbus also failed to convert on a flurry of opportunities in stoppage time, which began with a diving save from Keller. Midfielder Andres Mendoza came on in the 61st minute as a second-half substitute for the Crew, and took the kick from just outside the Sounders’ penalty area, which Keller parried over his goal. The Crew’s chances in stoppage time also included three corner kicks, none of which resulted in a goal. Kadlecik blew his whistle to end the game in a 1-1 tie after Seattle cleared the last of Columbus’ corners. After the match, Crew coach Robert Warzycha said Columbus responded well to the Sounders’ early goal. “Second half, completely different game,” he said. “We pushed for the goal, and we obviously scored one and we’d like to have scored another one. (We) created numerous chances in the end, and we didn’t get lucky. The most important thing is the result.” The Crew next will travel to California for a Saturday match against the San Jose Earthquakes. Kickoff is scheduled for 10 p.m. read more

Nintendo announcing 45inch 3DS at E3

first_imgNintendo will be holding its E3 press conference tomorrow, but Japanese newspaper Nikkei is reporting some of the news we can expect to hear early. The big announcement for the 3DS is apparently going to be a new model that increases the 3D screen size to 4.5-inches (the existing 3DS has a 3.53-inch autosterescopic display).Such a move would mirror what Nintendo did with the DS when is introduced the DSi XL with 4.2-inch displays. The larger device was meant to appeal to an older audience, and this gamer at least really appreciated the bigger displays. It was a lot nicer to hold for long periods of time, too.Introducing a big 3DS (the 3DS XL?) seems a bit soon in the lifecycle of the machine, but then Nintendo does need to continue to boost sales of its handheld device. The 3DS isn’t known for its battery life though, especially when you have 3D turned on. For Nintendo to release a larger unit means they’ve either managed to cut power consumption or will increase the size of the battery significantly, or probably both.With the focus expected to be mainly on Wii U tomorrow, this announcement would certainly come as a surprise. I also can’t see it being received as a negative. Larger screen 3D gaming is surely a plus point, right?Nintendo may need a strong showing from the 3DS over the next few days depending on how well the real introduction of the Wii U goes. The pre-E3 briefing which focused on the social features of the machine was met with a mixed response. The inclusion of a poorly executed advertisement for those features didn’t help either.via Andriasanglast_img read more

What we know so far about the plane crash that killed a

first_img Nov 29th 2016, 9:54 PM 36,884 Views Share157 Tweet Email2 Short URL 13 Comments By AFP Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Rescue workers recover a body from the wreckage site. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesHERE’S WHAT WE know so about flight LMI 2933, which crashed into the Colombian mountains last night, killing more than 70 people including a Brazilian football team.What happened? Flowers are placed on the goal at the Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco, Brazil. Source: Andre Penner/PAThe charter flight from the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz reported “electrical failures” around 10:00 pm local-time yesterday night.Soon after, the plane crashed just short of its destination, the Medellin international airport in northwestern Colombia.The plane broke apart on impact in the remote mountains of Cerro Gordo, leaving the shattered white fuselage plastered on a hillside.The plane’s black boxes have been found, according to the state governor. Officials did not immediately say how long it would take to analyse its contents.The mountainous terrain is very difficult to access, a local official said.Rescuers had to hike for more than half an hour to reach the site.How many died?  Local residents watch as rescue workers recover the victims of an airplane crash, in La Union, near Medellin. Source: Fernando Vergara/PAOfficials said 75 people were killed. But reports now indicate that some people on the plane’s manifest may not have boarded.Emergency workers say they have recovered 72 bodies so far.Six people survived: three players, two crew members and a journalist.The plane’s manifest said it was carrying 81 people — 72 passengers and nine crew.The survivors are being treated in hospital.The local state governor, Luis Perez, said it was a “miracle” they survived.Who were the victims? The crash site has been difficult to access. Source: Fernando Vergara/PA ImagesThe plane was carrying club team Chapecoense Real to the first game of a two-leg final to decide the Copa Sudamericana, South America’s second-biggest club tournament.There were 22 journalists on board, according to the manifest.Based in the city of Chapeco in southern Brazil, the unsung team was having a Cinderella season after defying the odds to reach the Copa Sudamericana finals.The team’s goalkeeper Marcos Danilo Padilha, 31, died on the way to hospital after the crash, the civil aviation authority said.What was the plane’s history? Rescue workers place the bodies of victims of an airplane crash into a waiting helicopter. Source: Fernando Vergara/PA ImagesThe British Aerospace 146 airliner entered into operation in 1999, said a spokesman for the manufacturer.The four-engine jet had been used by two other airlines before being sold to Bolivian charter company LAMIA, which operated the flight.Britain’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch said it was sending investigators to Colombia along with representatives of the plane’s manufacturer BAE Systems to help with investigations.The same plane was used two weeks ago to fly the Argentine national football team to San Juan, Argentina for a World Cup qualifying match© – AFP 2016Read: Who are Chapecoense, the Brazilian team whose fairytale season turned into a tragedy? >Read: Six survivors after plane crashes carrying Chapecoense Real soccer team > What we know so far about the plane crash that killed a Brazilian football team More than 70 people have died in the crash. https://jrnl.ie/3110294 Tuesday 29 Nov 2016, 9:54 PMlast_img read more

Would You Binge the New Season of Doctor Who

first_img In 47 days, Steven Moffat will be Doctor Who history. But until then, he is still acting executive producer and head writer.So I suppose his opinion still counts.The exiting showrunner sat down this week with Digital Spy to talk all things Who—including whether the long-running series lends itself to being binged.Netflix has had great success with its one-and-done delivery system: The streaming service simply drops an entire season of original programming, and lets viewers watch in their own time (whether that’s within the first 24 hours of release, or a slow burn over many spoiler-ific months).But could the same process work for Doctor Who?Not under Moffat’s watch.“We hadn’t finished them,” he told Digital Spy about the 12 chapters of season 10. “When [episode one] ‘The Pilot’ went out, we only had two more episodes ready.”Bill (Pearl Mackie) and the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) explore the pyramid at the end of the world (via BBC)In fact, series finale “The Doctor Falls” was delivered “two or three days before it went out on air” on July 1.So it’s a good thing the BBC didn’t request to dump all 12 installments on iPlay at once.“I would have said, ‘In your dreams,’” Moffat admitted.Doctor Who is, by all means, a very bingeable show. I’ve watched the first four reboot seasons in a matter of weekends, and caught up with the Eleventh Doctor just as quickly (if not somewhat reluctantly).That was me trying to claw my way to the then-current series, though. I still enjoy the thrill of knowing there’s a new TARDIS adventure waiting just around the corner of each week; that feeling of being on the same page as the rest of the world.That doesn’t mean, however, the BBC couldn’t—or shouldn’t—adopt the Netflix model.“Can I conceive a future where this happens? Yes,” Moffat said (knowing full well he will never have to consider such a prospect).Three generations of the Doctor (via BBC)“I think television is changing massively. I think the idea of dropping a whole series and letting people find it, letting people watch it and binge it—I think it’s coming. I don’t think there’s any doubt about that,” he continued.Even Moff the Great and Powerful goes on Netflix sprees: “I just binged my way through The Good Place.” (OM-forking-G! Me, too!) “I just absolutely adored that. It just ran out instantly, and I’m very resentful I have to wait now.”I still remember the days—pre-DVR, pre-streaming, pre-smartphone-in-every-pocket—of appointment viewing. Every Wednesday for six-year, starting at 8:55 p.m., I had to be planted in front of the TV with utter silence in preparation for the latest episode of The West Wing.Those days, however, have been replaced with something new.“The audience are actually in control, and the audience are demonstrating a preference,” Moffat said. “I think TV scheduling is going to disappear.”Cozy up this Christmas to watch Moffat’s final installment of Doctor Who—featuring the departure of Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi and the debut of the Thirteenth Time Lord Lady, Jodie Whittaker. Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

McMahon family attends funeral service for Bruno Sammartino in Pittsburgh on Monday

first_img Vince, Linda and Stephanie McMahon all attended Bruno Sammartino’s funeral service earlier this morning in Pittsburgh according to The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online.The funeral, which took place at 10:00 a.m. local time, was held at St. Sebastian Church. Eulogies by Larry Richert and Dr. Frank Costa were part of the ceremony.Stephanie McMahon read a speech written by her husband Paul “Triple H” Levesque. Triple H was unable to attend as he is in Saudi Arabia for this Friday’s Greatest Royal Rumble.Also in attendance at the funeral included Dominic DeNucci (who was friends with Sammartino for more than 50 years), Larry Zbyszko and Shane Douglas. Former NFL star and Pittsburgh Steeler Franco Harris attended the visitation over the weekend.WWE will air a documentary about Sammartino tonight after RAW on the WWE Network. Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Location of the finals of the AEW Tag Team Championship tournament announced for Charleston WhatsApp AEW reveals the locations for their fourth and fifth television tapings in October on TNTcenter_img Pinterest Twitter Semi-finals of the AEW Tag Team Title tournament announced for Pittsburgh show Google+last_img read more

Crews respond to ammonia leak at PortMiami no reported injuries

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Crews responded to an ammonia leak from a cargo container at PortMiami.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units responded to PortMiami, at 1015 North America Way, just after 1 p.m., Wednesday7Skyforce HD hovered above the affected terminal as crews took several canisters out of the shipping container.Officials said one of these canisters was leaking ammonia.Crews did not conduct any evacuations.No injuries were reported.Crews left the canister out to vent because there was no way to cap it. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

AL men grab Bogra railway lands

first_imgThe one kilometre area in front of the age-old Government Azizul Huq College, west of Bogra city, had a big playground next to a waterbody. But they are gone now, as Awami League men have grabbed the area illegally, building shops in that place. Soon, even the college building may not be visible because of the shops.Md Shams-ul Alam, the principal of the college, told Prothom Alo, “If it goes on like this the security of the college will be threatened and the congenial environment will be threatened. We have tried protesting this encroachment, but to no avail.””They handed me a few papers that say they have taken the land on lease from the Railway, but I think thedocuments were forged,” he added.Locals say hundreds of acres of railway land have been gobbled up by ruling party men. Some have built markets while others have set up shops in those areas. Yet others have grabbed waterbodies and put up hatcheries there. However, both the railway authorities and the administration have chosen to turn a blind eye.Grabbing a big waterbody in front of the Rokeya hostel, district Sramik League general secretary and municipality panel mayor, Shamsuddin Sheikh Helal, has set up a hatchery. He also has 12 shops next to this lake.Former convener of the college Chhatra League unit, AbuJjafar Md Mahmudunnabi, has also set up a number of shops taking up a portion of the lake.There was a railway colony next to Edward Park on Station Road in Bogra, but the 4.5 acres of land have now been grabbed by AL men who are all set to build a market there. When asked, an employee of the railway said, Bogra city AL convening committee member Abdul Mannan, along with other leaders, are behind the project.Abdul Mannan told Prothom Alo that the Bogra Retailers Association leased the piece of land from the Railway Welfare Trust. However, the deal was signed with him, and as per the documents he would be leasing the 850 shops.When asked why Abdul Mannan will lease the shops when it’s in the name of the retailers’ association, association president Khawaza Nazim Uddin said they gave it to the AL leaders so that the job gets done.Next to the rail station and Haddipatti Bus Terminal, there were two ponds where students would spend their afternoons. They affectionately called them ‘lakes’. However, on Thursday it one of the ponds was filled up to set up a market.When asked, locals said Sramik League leader and councillor Shamsuddin Sheikh Helal, Awami League leader Abdul Mannan, and Abdul Matin Sarkar, brother of alleged rapist and expelled Jubo League leader Tufan Sarkar, are setting up the market.The railway has filed a case against these three, but to no avail.Shamsuddin admitted that a market is being set up there. But he said, “Mannan is doing everything. I just have a few shops.”Abdul Mannan said the railway leased the pond to someone showing that it falls under the category of ‘agriculture’. He said he bought the land and set up the market. When asked how he could buy a piece of land when there is a case going on, he said, “Why don’t you ask the railway?”The railway divisional estate officer (acting) refused to say anything when he was contacted, while Aslam Ali, inspector (investigation) at Bogra Sadar police station, said he did not know anything about the case.Department of Environment director AKM Masuduzzaman said that as per the law, filling up a pond is illegal. But the pond belonged to the railway and it’s they who should be taking steps to this end. The DoE will then take it forward.Chiitaranjan Basak conducts cases for the railway. He said municipal authorities have grabbed a three-acre plot of land in the town’s Chashi Bazar area to set up a market. They are also leasing out shops in the market illegally.Municipality mayor AKM Mahbubur Rahman told Prothom Alo that the municipality would lease out the lands no matter who are the owners.Chiitaranjan Basak said he is fighting five cases for the railway with a view to recovering 20 bighas of railway lands.”People are ransacking railway property,” he said, adding, “But for every day’s service they are paying the lawyer only Tk 32. Even beggars get more in a day.”Bogra Truck Owners Association president Abdul Mannan Akand in a statement on Thursday alleged that there had been a conspiracy against the association’s general secretary Abdul Matin Sarkar. They claimed that another accused in the case Shakikul Islam is also on the run, but the media has not reported that. It has enraged owners and workers and they may take to the streets anytime.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Quamrul Hassanlast_img read more

Obama Staffer Declares in Maryland Governors Race

first_imgAn Obama administration staffer declared herself a candidate for governor of Maryland, Aug. 9.Krishanti Vignarajah, a foreign policy director to Michelle Obama and State Department advisor, is the first woman to actually declare her candidacy.Krishanti Vignarajah, a former staffer to Michelle Obama, announced she is running for governor of Maryland. (Courtesy photo)The candidate joins a field that includes Alec Ross, another Obama State Department official; Rushern L. Baker III, Prince George’s County executive; Richard Madaleno, Maryland state senator (18th District), and Benjamin Jealous, former NAACP president and CEO.Kevin Kamenetz, Baltimore County executive, and Maya Rockeymoore, head of consulting firm Global Policy Solutions and wife of Elijah Cummings, have contemplated runs, but have not officially announced.Vignarajah, a Sri Lankan immigrant, arrived in Baltimore with her parents in 1980 when she was 9 months old. Her parents were Baltimore City teachers. Her mother taught at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute; her father taught at Frederick Douglass high school among many others.Working for the the president and the first lady was a “privilege” the candidate told the AFRO, and summarized their efforts as “investing in our future and, really, the next generation.”She said watching as the federal and Maryland state administrations dismantled that work motivated her run.“I’ve been especially troubled that many of the things that we were working so hard on in the White House Larry Hogan and Donald Trump have been seeking to undermine or reverse here in our state,” Vignarajah said, “whether it’s education, cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay, or empowering women.”Vignarajah also had specific criticisms for the current governor.“I’m really running because program after program, project after project have been cancelled by Governor Hogan,” she said. “Everything from cancelling the Red Line, to budget cuts to education, and ignoring Baltimore until very recently.”She told the AFRO that her unique identity represents the state at large.“I am the only candidate in the field who is a woman, a minority, an immigrant and a mom, [which] provides a unique perspective that will allow me to speak for all Marylanders. I think that is a real strength of my candidacy,” she saidKrishanti Vignarajah plans to formally announce her candidacy Sept. 19. A location has not yet been decided.last_img read more

VIDEO Bamas Collin Sexton scored 19 of a careerhigh 40 while playing

first_imgAlabama was forced to play with only 3 men on the floor for the final 10 minutes against Minnestoa on Saturday, thanks to their entire bench getting ejected in a fight, a player fouling out, and another rolling an ankle.Even though the Tide trailed by 13 when they went down to 3 players, and by 15 with just over 6 minutes left, freshman NBA prospect Collin Sexton scored 19 of his career-high 40 points while shorthanded, and even gave the Tide a chance to tie the game at 83 with a minute to go.Alabama lost the game, 89-84, but incredibly outscored Minnesota 30-22 with 3 players.Sexton’s performance in the loss is as gutty as a performance as you’re gonna see this year at any level. Here he is lighting up Minnesota while playing 3 on 5. The final six minutes are out of control.last_img

EuroPride goes double this year with celebration in Stockholm and Gothenburg

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… A marcher at Gothenburg Pride. They wear a ‘hen’ t-shirt, the gender-neutral pronoun officially recognized by the Swedish Academy in 2014. | Photo: Daniel Castro After 2017 Madrid Pride, this year it’s the beautiful, leafy Sweden’s turn to host EuroPride 2018. And to celebrate the LGBTI community at best, Swedes have gone double. Furthermore, entertainment will include stand-up comedy with Pernilla Hammargren, Hannes Pettersson, James Lorien MacDonald, and Moa Svan.On a more serious note, law firm Folkets Juristbyrå will offer free legal advice.Read more about Stockholm Pride here.Stockholm and Gothenburg Pride ParadeThe annual march will see the LGBTI community and allies take to the streets of the capital on 5 August. Kicking off at 1pm, this will be the first part of a double parade, set to continue in Gothenburg on 18 August at 3:30pm. The march will end with a spectacular show and international stars at Götaplatsen, the biggest square in Gothenburg with a capacity of 80 000 spectators. Bananarama will perform at Gothenburg Left to right, Bananarama’s current members: Siobhan Fahey, Keren Woodward, and Sara Dallin. | Photo: Wendy Carrig via Gothenburg PrideGothenburg will host several artists throughout the festival. The legendary 1980s all-female band Bananarama will play a special concert at amusement park Liseberg, performing their ever-popular hits, such as Venus and Walking On Sunshine.Lesbian rapper Silvana Imam will perform at Götaplatsen on 16 August.Read the full Gothenburg Pride programme here.Get married at EuroPrideGet married at Gothenburg Pride. | Photo: PixabayIs there anything more romantic than holding hands with your partner while marching proudly? Yes: getting married during Pride.Those who wish to tie the knot in Gothenburg can do so from 14 to 19 August. Drop-in weddings are offered throughout the entire festival from 2 to 7pm in the tent Kyrkan på Europride at Pride Park in Kungstorget, and in the city’s cathedral, Domkyrkan.Not quite ready to commit or already married? Renewal of vows, engagements, and friendship ceremonies are also welcome.Read more about Prides:Cornwall hosted the first Pride tour in the world and the pictures are dreamy Both Stockholm and Gothenburg, in fact, will be home to EuroPride, so get ready for a double appointment of rainbow flags, family-friendly, fun parades, and fika – the Scandi coffee break – to get you fueled through the festivals.The Swedish capital will host the Pride from 27 July to 5 August; Gothenburg, one of the major cities in the south, from 14 to 19 August. Expect 15 full days to enjoy everything from well-known artists to important seminars and workshops.The cheekiest, coolest t-shirt ever worn by a marcher at Gothenburg Pride. | Photo: Daniel Castro via Gothenburg PrideStockholm Pride Opening GalaFormer footballer and coach Pia Sunndhage and alpine skier Anja Pärson will be the protagonists of Stockholm Pride Opening Gala on 1 August. The two openly lesbian athletes will give speeches during the inauguration at EuroPride Park, hosted by trans actress Saga Becker.Moreover, Stockholm Gay Choir and The Choir by ABBA The Museum will perform.A large crowd at Stockholm Pride. | Photo: Nils Carmel via Stockholm PrideSchlager Evening with ConchitaConchita will take the stage during Schlager Evening on 4 August. 2014 Eurovision Song Contest winner is the ambassador for Vienna EuroPride 2019.‘I am looking forward to coming back to Stockholm to perform before the EuroPride audience. I remember the love, joy, and energy I received last time, and hope for another fantastic evening again,’ she said.Conchita will be the ambassador at next year’s Vienna Pride. | Photo: Twitter/@ConchitaWurstSchlager Evening at EuroPride park will see Eleni Foureira, Kati Wolf, and Lindsay Dracass perform. There will also be a P2’s Opera Sing-a-long with Rickard Söderberg, Lovers of Valdaro, Medborgarbandet, Arrhult, ionnalee, Among Dragons and Drag queens. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/europride-goes-double-this-year-with-celebration-in-stockholm-and-gothenburg/last_img read more

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Gunby Jr. the obstetrician and gynecologist who delivered the baby "When I started my career we didnt even have sonograms Now we are putting in uteruses from someone else and getting a baby" The moment Dr Gunby first held up the baby was emotional for many members of the medical team "Outside my own children this is the most excited Ive ever been about any baby being born" says Dr Gregory J McKenna a transplant surgeon at Baylor "I just started to cry" A donor’s gift Taylor Siler 36 a registered nurse in the Dallas area donated her uterus to the woman who recently gave birth Siler wasnt always certain she wanted to have children but she says deciding to get pregnant was one of her best decisions "Once they lay that baby in your arms" Siler says "Your life changes forever" Siler who has two boys aged 6 and 4 came across a news segment about Baylors uterus transplant program She and her husband had already decided they were not going to have any more children and she wanted to offer someone else a shot at motherhood "I have family members who struggled to have babies and its not fair" says Siler "I just think that if we can give more people that option thats an awesome thing" Siler went through extensive screening about both her physical and mental health before getting approval for the trial Participating required surgery and about 12 weeks of recovery Baylor says it typically takes about five hours for the wombs to be removed from the living donors and another five to transplant Though she did not know the woman who received her uterus Siler and the recipient exchanged letters on the day of the surgery and the recipient sent Siler another letter to let her know when she was pregnant Baylor informed Siler this week that the woman had given birth "Ive just been crying and getting teary thinking about it " says Siler who had not yet met the new mother when she spoke to TIME "I think about her every day and I probably will for the rest of my life" How a uterus transplant works The women in the clinical trial are transplanted with a uterus from either a living or deceased donor The woman who gave birth received her transplant from Siler who was a so-called "altruistic" living donor: a stranger who volunteered to donate her uterus to a woman without one So far Baylor says theyve had over 70 women express interest in donating their uterus Baylor will complete a total of 10 uterus transplants as part of its first trial So far the hospital has completed eight At least three have failed The hospital has confirmed to Time that there is another woman in the trial who is pregnant using a living donor uterus The baby’s father rests his hand on the child Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas Baylors uterus transplant program is one of a handful to launch in the United States in recent years and it’s the first to use both living and deceased donors Successful uterus transplants from live donors have taken place in Sweden a medical team at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg pioneered the first uterus transplant trial that resulted in eight births This first birth at Baylor is the first to replicate that success Dr Johannesson was part of the original uterus transplant team and has since moved to Texas in order to work on the Baylor program "We were very proud of the first birth in Sweden" she says "But this birth is whats going to make the field grow because this is the first time this has been replicated anywhere else This step is equally if not even more important" The recipients in the clinical trial are between the ages of 20 to 35 and the donors must be between ages 30 to 60 "When you donate a kidney you do it to help someone live longer and get off dialysis" says Dr Testa "For these women they are donating an experience" Most of the women in the trial have moved to the Dallas area in order to undergo the procedures and the many follow up visits and tests Once the women in the trial are transplanted with the uterus they wait to recover and achieve menstruation usually about four weeks from transplant Women whose transplant is successful can then attempt in vitro fertilization (IVF) (The women in the trial have functioning ovaries that are not attached to their wombs which is why IVF is required to get pregnant) Uterus transplants are expensive with some estimates putting the cost at up to $500000 Like other infertility treatments its very rare that an insurance company would cover the procedure which is largely viewed as elective Baylor covered the cost of the first 10 transplants in the clinical trial but the medical team is now seeking fundinglargely through donations from institutions and private donorsin order to continue The team says many more transplants need to be done before it could be provided as a standard treatment "The reality is that its going to be very difficult for many women to afford this" says Testa The baby’s feet in the father’s hands Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas Renewed hope Last year when Baylor began the trial Testa told TIME that the study would not be deemed a success unless the transplants resulted in a birth Compared to other transplants that he regularly performs like liver or kidneys where surgeons know within minutes if the organ is working Testa says waiting through the pregnancy after uterus transplant can feel excruciating "I was already nervous when my wife was pregnant and this felt worse like it was my pregnancy" says Testa Since the procedure requires an otherwise healthy person to undergo multiple surgeries and take powerful medication women in uterus transplant trials often say they experience comments from people asking why they dont opt for surrogacy or adoption "A lot of people underestimate the impact that infertility can have on a persons wellbeing" says Johannesson "It can have such a profound impact" Baylor says they do not view uterus transplants as a replacement for other approaches like adoption or surrogacy but as another option for women and their partners Baylor will continue to follow the health of the baby as part of the study The goal is for the birth to mark the beginning of a new field of infertility treatment research rather than be an outlier “For the girl who is getting the [infertility] diagnosis now its not hopeless” says Kristin Posey Wallis a uterine transplant nurse at Baylor who works closely with women and their donors “Theres hope” Contact us at editors@timecomWashington:US president Donald Trump will meet Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte in Washington on 30 July the White House said on Wednesday File image of US president Donald Trump AP "Italy is an important NATO Ally a leading partner in Afghanistan and Iraq and key in bringing stability to the Mediterranean region" it said in a statement "Together the United States and Italy will look to deepen cooperation in addressing global conflicts and promoting economic prosperity on both sides of the Atlantic" the White House said Trump told Fox News earlier this month that Conte is "great" and "very strong on immigration – like I am by the way" The US president found Conte to be an ally at the Group of Seven summit in Canada where the Italian sided with Trump on the issue of Russia’s readmission to their exclusive club South Korean court jails former president Park for 24 years | Reuters World Reuters Apr 06 2018 21:48:19 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Updated Date: Apr 06 2018 21:48 PM Tags : Reuters Also See

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