first_img Facebook Soulpepper Theatre Company has been in dialogue with the artists of Amadeus and has made the decision to support their recommendation to cancel the production.The actors and designers of Soulpepper’s production of Amadeus say the following: “We reached a consensus to recommend not to continue with the show. Amadeus was directed by Albert Schultz. We believe Diana Bentley, Kristin Booth, Patricia Fagan, and Hannah Miller, and stand with them.”*Members of Soulpepper are experiencing profound anger, hurt, and confusion, both on a personal level and on behalf of all victims of harassment. We have a lot of questions and a lot of uncertainty. But we are determined to reimagine the future at Soulpepper by grappling with where the company has come from, facing difficult questions, in order for healing and transformation to take place. We are committed to making art at Soulpepper in a safe, respectful and professional environment.Colleen AllenDerek BoyesCourtney Ch’ng LancasterLeah CherniakOliver DennisAlan DilworthRaquel DuffyKen MacKenzieDiego MatamorosKelly McEvenueMiranda MullhollandGregory PrestMike RossLorenzo SavoiniGregory J. SinclairGuillermo VerdecchiaPaula Wing* Actors and Designers of AmadeusFrank Cox-O’ConnellMiriam FernandesKatherine GauthierHailey GillisKevin LamotteDiego MatamorosJohn NgColin PalangioGregory PrestPaolo SantaluciaLorenzo SavoiniJames SmithSugith VarugheseJennifer VillaverdeMichaela WashburnJeff YungArtists wishing to add their name to this statement should contact Lorenzo Savoini at lorenzodesign@yahoo.com.To view the pdf version of this statement – CLICK HERE The organization has agreed to share a statement from artists of Soulpepper Theatre Company.January 6, 2018The Soulpepper Artists listed below acknowledge there has been an unhealthy workplace culture for a long time.  Unequivocally, the behaviour described in the allegations is not acceptable and has no place at Soulpepper. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Yukon inquest called into custody death

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Yukon coroner will be holding an inquest into the sudden death of a First Nations man.Robert Stone, 34, was found dead after he had been in the hands of the RCMP, health-care workers and detox centre staff for 14 hours.Stone’s death happened around the time when another inquest in the Yukon was looking into the death of another First Nations man who also died in police custody.The coroner in that case found that the RCMP watched but did nothing as Raymond Silverfox died in his cell.APTN National News reporter Shirley McLean has more on the story.last_img read more

NWAC to challenge Conservative government over core funding cuts

first_imgAPTN National NewsOTTAWA–The Native Women’s Association says it will be “denouncing” the Conservative government over its decision to slash 10 per cent from core funding to Aboriginal organizations across the country.NWAC president Michele Audette says her organization will show the country the government’s true colours.“I’ll make sure that Canadian society sees what this government does to an organization that is really important,” said Audette. “They know that family violence is an epidemic in our communities, they know that women are being murdered, we are the ones pushing on this every day. I will make sure people know.”The department of Aboriginal Affairs announced this week it would slash 10 per cent from the core funding to Aboriginal organizations.The department announced on Tuesday it would be changing the funding formulas for so-called “Aboriginal Representative Organizations” and tribal councils. On Wednesday, Michael Wernick, deputy minister for Aboriginal Affairs, sent letters to band councils, tribal councils the heads of the AROs, which includes NWAC and Assembly of First Nations, outlining the cuts.The department, however, couldn’t say how much the cuts would save or provide an official to explain the move.According to Wernick’s letter, on April 1, 2014, core funding for national Aboriginal organizations will be cut by 10 per cent and regional organizations will face the same cuts and be put under a $500,000 core funding cap.Wernick said the department would also be reducing money available for “proposal-based” projects, which was one of the sources for NWAC’s much-vaunted Sisters in Spirit initiative. Wernick said only proposals in line with the department’s priorities, like education, economic development and infrastructure, will be considered.“We are ensuring that government funding is directed primarily at the delivery of essential services and programs for Aboriginal peoples,” said Wernick.Tribal councils will also face funding changes for the first time in 30 years, said Wernick, in the letter. Tribal councils will no longer receive money for “advisory services” to member First Nations. The department will now focus funding for tribal councils that “support increased delivery of Aboriginal Affairs…programs and services to communities.”Audette said that the 10 per cent cut will take about $67,000 from NWAC’s core budget, which is a major hit for their small organization.“For them, it’s probably not that much, but for what we do every day … it is going to impact us a lot,” she said.last_img read more

Israeli demolitions displace record number of Palestinian children UN agency says

9 June 2011The United Nations agency tasked with assisting Palestinian refugees reported today that Israeli home demolitions displaced 67 Palestinian children in May, a monthly record for the year. Figures released by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) show that 304 adults and children have been displaced or affected by demolitions in the West Bank and East Jerusalem this year. The previous monthly record for the number of children displaced was 66 in March. “The figure for displaced and affected includes people who were not necessarily displaced by demolitions, but who were affected because some vital facility, like a water system, was destroyed,” said Chris Gunness, a spokesperson for UNRWA.Under the Israeli zoning policy in the occupied Palestinian territory, Palestinians are allowed to build in 13 per cent of occupied East Jerusalem and 1 per cent of Area C, the Israeli controlled territory in the West Bank, which is already heavily built up.“Palestinians are refused permits and are forced to build illegally. They then suffer the humiliation either of having the Israeli authorities destroy their homes, or are forced to destroy their homes themselves and foot the bill,” said Mr. Gunness.“Children often watch with their parents as their homes are demolished. A house is a place of safety and comfort for most children around the world. A home demolished is a future destroyed.”“Under international law, Israel must ensure that persons under its jurisdiction enjoy the fulfilment of their human rights, including the right to housing, health, education, and water. UNRWA calls on Israel to respect its legal obligations,” Mr. Gunness said.UNRWA also announced a new website designed to monitor donations.UNRWA provides assistance, protection and advocacy for some 4.8 million registered Palestinian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the occupied Palestinian territory, pending a solution to their plight. The agency’s services encompass education, health care, social services,-net, camp infrastructure and improvement, community support, microfinance and emergency response, including in times of armed conflict. read more

Government says it has not asked IGP to step down

“He was appointed by the Constitutional Council so it is the Constitutional Council which has the authority to remove him,” he said.The Constitutional Council is not operational as the term of its members has ended. The Government says it has not asked Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara to step down.Cabinet spokesman Dr. Rajitha Senaratne told reporters today that concerns had been raised by President Maithripala Sirisena about the Police at the cabinet meeting yesterday. However he said there was no move by the Government to force the IGP to step down. He said that the IGP can be removed only by the Constitutional Council and not the Government. Senaratne said that new members will be appointed to the Constitutional Council soon. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Iraqi oil exports rise under UNs oilforfood relief programme

The Office of the Iraq Programme reported on Monday that the average price of Iraqi crude exported during the week of 14 to 20 July was approximately €23.65 or $20.45 per barrel. The previous week, Iraq earned €25.42 or $21.71 per barrel for the 6.8 million barrels lifted after oil exports resumed on 10 July. During the same period, seven new oil purchase contracts covering 28 million barrels of Iraqi oil were approved. Since the current 150-day phase of the programme began on 4 July, a total of 59 contracts covering 199 barrels of oil have been approved, the Office said. The total value of contracts placed on hold by the committee monitoring the sanctions against Baghdad rose slightly over the past week, from approximately $3.4 billion to $3.47 billion. The increase was attributed to the fact that while the committee released from hold 11 contracts valued at $22 million, it placed holds on 42 new contracts worth $78.4 million. read more

Opinion 5 keys to Ohio States matchup with the Nittany Lions

(Left) Sophomore quarterback Christian Hackenberg makes a pass during a Sept. 6 game against Akron in State College, Pa. Penn State won, 21-3.Credit: Courtesy of TNS(Right) Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. barrett carries the ball during a game against Rutgers on Oct. 18 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 56-17.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorIn 2013, the Ohio State football team beat a reeling Penn State squad, 63-14, at Ohio Stadium.About a year later, the Buckeyes (5-1, 2-0) and Nittany Lions (4-2, 1-2) are set to face off again. But this time around, Penn State is free of NCAA sanctions including a revoked postseason ban and likely looking to avenge its big loss last season.The Lantern sports editors picked five keys to the matchup that could either spark the Buckeyes or help the Nittany Lions turn around their season.1. J.T. Barrett vs. Christian HackenbergBarrett is OSU’s redshirt-freshman phenomenon while Hackenberg is a true sophomore with all-world potential.The two are set to go head-to-head under center when their teams meet this weekend, and the game could easily come down to which one plays better. Based off production so far this season, Barrett might be more likely to have the better day, but both have put up big numbers at times.OSU’s quarterback is the Big Ten’s most efficient passer — checking in with a 182.1 efficiency rating so far — while Hackenberg is averaging more passing yards per game than any other quarterback in the conference. That being said, the second-year Penn State starter is averaging less than four yards more than Barrett.Outside of yards per game, the Buckeyes look to have a huge statistical advantage as Barrett has thrown 20 touchdowns compared to just five interceptions, while Hackenberg has thrown seven picks to just five scoring tosses.If the Buckeyes’ defense can get after Hackenberg and force him to make more mistakes — and if Barrett comes out firing once again — it could be another long day for the Nittany Lions.2. Strength vs. StrengthBeyond two young guns at quarterback, the matchup between the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions is set to feature the Big Ten’s top statistical defense against the conference’s best offense.Penn State ranks first in the conference in total defense, giving up 283.3 yards per game, but OSU is first in total offense at a whopping 533.8 yards per game. The Nittany Lions are also first in scoring defense, giving up just 15.2 points per game this season, while the Buckeyes are No. 2 in the Big Ten with 46.5 points for per game this season.The deciding factor in this game could be on the flip side of the field when the Buckeyes’ defense comes up against Penn State’s offense.While the Nittany Lions’ defense has been strong throughout the year, their offense is all the way down at No. 10 in the conference with just 375.5 yards per game. They’ll be going up against an OSU defense that ranks fifth in the Big Ten for total defense.If the numbers hold true, the Buckeye offense will be put to the test against Penn State, but the Nittany Lions might struggle to move the ball against a statistically superior OSU defense.3. Will sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott find space to run?Forget their total defensive numbers, the Nittany Lions’ defense has been simply dominant when it comes to the running game in 2014.So far, they’re giving up just 60.8 yards per game, which puts them up more than 30 yards against the No. 2 team in the conference: Michigan.But Penn State hasn’t had to face Elliott yet this season.He’s not the best running back in the world right now, but he’s been breaking out over the past few weeks to spark the OSU offense on the ground. Overall, the Buckeyes are fifth in the Big Ten in rushing offense, but if Elliott continues to improve, they should climb the rankings.Elliott will be up against a stiff test when he takes on the Penn State defensive front, but if he can find a way to match his season numbers — he’s averaging 88.5 yards per game — the Buckeyes will benefit greatly and likely find themselves in a position to win the game.4. Will the Penn State crowd affect a young Buckeye team?The last time OSU played a game in State College, Pa., nine current Buckeye starters weren’t even Buckeyes.The crowd at Beaver Stadium is notorious for being loud and sporting the white-out look for prime-time games against ranked opponents. This time, the game means a little more as well. The last time the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions squared off in Beaver Stadium, neither team was eligible for the postseason because of NCAA violations. Now, the tables are turned and the stakes are higher, which will likely result in a sell-out crowd from the Penn State faithful.Despite having the second-largest college venue in the country, Penn State ranked seventh in average home attendance as of Oct. 1. with an average of 99,806.Expect that number to drastically rise Saturday night.5. Could an OSU win give it a rise in the AP poll?Let’s be honest, the Buckeye schedule is not very strong.However, not many teams go into Beaver Stadium on a Saturday night and come out with a victory, except for the Buckeyes.OSU has won its last three games when visiting the Nittany Lions and three of the last four night games overall against Penn State.With that being said, will a win in a historically hostile environment be enough to impress the voters? Or will the Buckeyes have to blow out their division rival in order to get back into the top 10?Only time will tell as the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions are scheduled to meet Saturday at Beaver Stadium in State College. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. read more

Mariano Rivera Completes Comeback Makes 1st Save

Mariano Rivera, the best closer in baseball history who was coming off a torn ACL, appeared in his first New York Yankees’ game since sustaining the injury on May 3, 2012, and did what he has done better than anyone else in his position.That is, he got the job done.It was not vintage Rivera — he walked a batter and allowed a run — but he shut down the hated Boston Red Sox in the ninth inning to preserve a 4-2 win, the Yankees’ first of the season. It was his first since April 30, 2012.Thursday also marked Rivera’s first outing in what will be the final season of his 19-year career. He received a standing ovation during his jog from the bullpen to the mound, accompanied, as always, by Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.”“It was like another one,” Rivera said. “The only difference was this one I waited for almost a year to pitch again, but it feels the same. It was wonderful to be there.”Rivera walked Dustin Pedroia to open the ninth, but retired Mike Napoli on a fly to right before allowing a double down the left-field line to Jonny Gomes that put runners on second and third with one out. Rivera said it took him a batter or two to adjust, as he rarely walks batters, but he felt things were much better after the Napoli at-bat.Will Middlebrooks then grounded out to drive in a run and slice the lead to 4-2, but Rivera then struck out Jackie Bradley Jr. to record his first save of the year. He preserved starter Andy Petitte’s  first win of the season, the 69th time Rivera has closed out a Pettitte victory.With his appearance Thursday, Rivera surpassed Mickey Mantle, Derek Jeter nd Yogi Berra for the most seasons played with the Yankees, although Jeter will tie him after he returns from the disabled list. The closer acknowledged he was emotional as he ran to the mound.“At the same time, you have to control that. I have to be able to do that because I still have to finish the game,” Rivera said. “It was wonderful. You wait for almost a year to be on the mound and get your job done, especially here at home.”Rivera, 43, last pitched in April 2012, recording a save in a 2-1 win over Baltimore. It was during the Yankees’ next series in Kansas City that he tore his ACL and meniscus while shagging fly balls before a game. Rivera pitched just 8 1/3 innings and notched five saves last season, the shortest of his career.Although there had been speculation that last season would be Rivera’s last, the closer said he would return after the injury, not wanting to end his career like that. He rehabbed to ensure he would be ready for this season, and during spring training, he announced this would be his final year.“There were times, because the therapy and the pain and all that stuff, I thought if it would be worth it to come back,” Rivera said. “At the same time, the love and the passion and the drive that you have for the game motivated me to keep going.”Rivera’s manager and teammates described Thursday as a special night. Manager Joe Girardi said the combination of the Yankees being 0-2 entering the game, facing rival Boston, and Rivera returning to a raucous ovation, made for a memorable moment.  Teammates recognized that Thursday began the final stretch of time they’ll see Rivera work his craft.“It’s amazing. I always say I’m going to tell my kids I caught Mariano Rivera,” Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli said. “It’s one of the greatest moments I ever had in my career because he’s going to be the best reliever I ever see in my life.”Added Pettitte: “It’ll be special for me watching him this year and knowing this is it. After this, he won’t be closing any games for us, so I’ll savor it as much as I can.”After the victory, Rivera received the game ball, as he normally does. While he usually gives away the ball, he told ESPNNewYork.com that he plans to keep this one.Rivera is baseball’s all-time saves leader with 609.“I did miss (these moments) a lot,” Rivera said. “At the same time, I have to be patient. I couldn’t push it, I couldn’t rush it, I just had to make things right.” read more

Wrestling No 2 Ohio State opens up home schedule with 2313 victory

Ohio State then-redshirt junior Joey McKenna wrestles Vince Turk in the dual-meet against Iowa on Jan. 21 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorNo. 2 Ohio State’s home opener went as planned, as the undefeated Buckeyes knocked off previously undefeated No. 19 Wisconsin 23-13 on Sunday.  Despite an early loss by sophomore 125-pound wrestler Braken Mead, junior Luke Pletcher, the No. 7 wrestler in the 133-pound weight class in the country, recorded a takedown in the second period. But Ohio State began to find its momentum early on, with senior captain Joey McKenna, the No. 2 wrestler in the 141-pound weight class, defeated Wisconsin redshirt junior Tristan Moran, the No. 12 wrestler in the class, after takedowns in both the second and third period, leading to a dominant 14-2 win. Redshirt senior and No. 3 Micah Jordan continued the momentum for Ohio State, continued the momentum for Ohio State,  coming out with a quick takedown just seconds in to take an early 2-0 lead and never looked back. A 14-4 major decision win for Jordan improved his record to 12-1 on the season and put the Buckeyes up 11-3. Jordan said he felt his early takedown set the tone for the rest of the match.“It’s really important to score first,” Jordan said. “I had to stay after the guy, but it’s nice to go out there and get that early takedown to get the ball rolling.”With an 11-6 halftime lead, Ohio State opened the second half with its toughest task yet: taking on Wisconsin redshirt sophomore Evan Wick, the No. 2 wrestler in the 165-pound class. Undefeated coming into the match, Wick showed dominance against Ohio State redshirt freshman Ryan Ferro, earning a 13-1 major decision and lessening the Badgers’ deficit to one point. The momentum for Wisconsin continued early on in the 174-pound matchup between the Badgers’ No. 9 redshirt senior Ryan Christensen and Ohio State redshirt freshman Ethan Smith after an early takedown. But after an aggressive third period by Smith and pin attempt that was too late by Christensen, Ohio State picked up the upset victory. Smith said that crowd gave him some added energy but he wasn’t thinking about how close the dual score was when he stepped out on the mats.“The atmosphere helped and it was just unparalleled, but I try not to think of the team race when I’m out there,” Smith said. “Obviously you want to try to get bonus points for you team, but I just wanted to think about my match and what I wanted to do. I was just trying to think about my wrestling.”In the 184-pound division, it was senior captain and No. 1 Myles Martin who got off to a hot start with a quick takedown just seconds in to grab a 2-0 lead over Wisconsin’s redshirt junior Mason Reinhardt. Martin added two more takedowns in the final minute, eventually finishing the match off with a 21-8 victory. Martin improved to 7-0 on the season with his win.With a 17-10 lead over Wisconsin, Ohio State sent out redshirt junior and No. 3 Kollin Moore to take on Wisconsin’s freshman Andrew Salemme in the 197-pound division. A quick near-pin gave Moore an 8-1 lead before he got an actual pin to win the dual for the Buckeyes and make the score 23-10.The Buckeyes ultimately picked up the 23-13 victory after redshirt freshman and No. 14 Chase Singletary lost to No. 9 Wisconsin redshirt freshman Trent Hillger 6-1 in the 285-pound heavyweight division.Following the win, Ohio State head coach Tom Ryan said his team needs to face more adversity in order to improve later in the season.“We raise our children in a way that we want them to experience joy and happiness, however, we need to suffer more,” Ryan said. “Suffering is really important for us. Moving towards discomfort and away from the coziness of our amazing lives, is very hard. This team needs more of that.” Ryan said Ohio State needs to sacrifice and suffer as a group to get tougher. And through this, he said this team has a lot of potential. “This team will have a chance to be really great,” Ryan said.“Tonight was a good performance, but we need to be better.”No. 2 Ohio State will be off for almost a month, and it will play host at St. John Arena in Columbus against North Carolina State on January 6. read more

Andy Schmid voted best Swiss player Wacker Thuns Martin Rubin coach of

Switzerland handball magazine “handball world” had an awards night few days ago, in which the best players of the domestic championship and the best Swiss player have been chosen. The best Swiss player has been voted Andy Schmid from the Rhein-Neckar Loewen, while Wacker Thun’s coach Martin Rubin won again the award ‘handball coach of the year’ after leading his team to this years’ double, and the first league title in club history. MVP of the championship is Lukas von Deschwanden (Wacker Thun), while female MVP is Azra Mustafoska (LC Bruehl). andy schmidazra mustafoskalukas von deschwandenmartin rubinschweiz handballswitzerland handball ← Previous Story (VIDEO): Two hours game, lots of incidents, HC Vardar becomes champion of Macedonia Next Story → Aljosa Rezar to French Istres read more

Roxy wins Museums Australia award

first_imgThe Roxy Museum at Bingara in northern NSW has won a Museums and Galleries National Award – one of the most prestigious awards offered by Museums Australia.The museum, which opened its doors last year, was created in a 1930s cinema and café established by Kytherian migrants. Curated by author and historian Peter Prineas, grandson of Peter Feros – one of the Roxy Cinema’s pre-war founders – the museum tells the story of Greek migrants who established cafés and cinemas across regional Australia from the 1920s to the 1970s, almost all of which are now long gone.Melbourne museum consultants Convergence were responsible for the winning design – a delicate task that involved installing the latest museum technologies at the precious heritage site.The company’s director Jenni Klempfner said she was thrilled for the project to receive such recognition.“Convergence Associates is delighted to hear that Museums Australia has chosen to recognise the Roxy Greek Museum with this award.“It shows the foresight of the Gwydir Shire Council in purchasing and restoring the Roxy complex, and illustrates the power of community-instigated and community-run museum projects, no matter their size.” The council and museum will receive a MAGNA winner’s award in the ‘Permanent Exhibition or Gallery Fitout’ category, for projects with a budget of between $20k and $150k.Museum Australia’s judging panel said that the museum was “stunning project well executed” and that the remoteness and lack of resources of the community had made the project all the more exceptional.The judges added that the project was an “excellent revival of a heritage site to tell an important local story”.The museum – with fully-restored 1930s-style cafe – is owned and managed by Gwydir Shire Council.A spokesperson for the council told Neos Kosmos: “We’re very proud to have a facility of this calibre in our small town, and for it to be recognised. “Winning this award is testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff and volunteers, the Roxy Greek Museum Committee and curator Peter Prineas.”The Roxy Museum’s donors include the Nicholas Aroney Trust, the Kytherian Association of Australia, AHEPA and Sydney businessman Nick Politis. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Dolphins Cameron Wake visits Miami Norland High School

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake made a visit to Miami Norland High School, Tuesday, to talk to students about making good decisions.Wake told students about the importance of hard work and perseverance. The professional footballer’s biggest message: encouraging the kids to make the right decisions.“Decision making, that’s what life’s all about,” Wake said. “Especially in high school. You have so many first times and decisions you’re gonna have to make for the first time without mom or dad and making sure that you make the right decision so that later on in life it’s not going to affect the possibilities of what you have at your fingertips.”Wake’s visit is part of a partnership between the NFL and Old Spice to connect star players to their communities.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Gov Parnell Calls Proposal To Deal With Teacher Retirement System Immoral

first_imgHow to address the teacher retirement debt is another friction point for lawmakers.Governor Sean Parnell says a House Finance Committee proposal to deal with the teachers’ retirement system is “immoral” and shifts the debt obligation to future generations.Download AudioParnell wants the plan pulled from his education bill.The committee added the retirement plan to its rewrite of the bill, HB278. But Parnell says they’re two, very separate issues.The bill is scheduled for the House floor Friday.Parnell has proposed putting $1.1 billion into the system and making annual payments of about $340 million over 20 years. Trust fund earnings would eventually be used to pay benefits.The committee plan proposes a $1.4 billion cash infusion and would start with smaller annual payments, and payments stretched over a longer period.Legislative Finance Division Director David Teal says the approaches are just philosophically different.last_img read more

UA regents to meet in Juneau this week

first_imgThe University of Alaska Board of Regents will meet in Juneau on Thursday and Friday to discuss the university system’s budget and programs.The meeting agenda includes updates on the university’s compliance with federal requirements for handling sexual discrimination, harassment and assault. It also includes progress on Strategic Pathways, the university’s comprehensive cost-cutting plan now in its third and final phase.At the University of Alaska Southeast campus, regents will begin discussing their budget request to the Alaska Legislature for next year.Tuition for most UA students increased 5 percent this fall. Regents approved that hike last November. Tuition will rise another 5 percent next school year as well.The board plans to hold a public reception Thursday evening at the UAS Recreation Center.The meeting will be livestreamed at alaska.edu.The full board meets regularly every two months at alternating campuses.last_img read more

Report Texan Cecile Richards To Step Down As Planned Parenthood President

first_imgMarjorie Kamys Cotera | The Texas TribunePlanned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards speaks to reporters at a Hillary Clinton campaign office in Austin on Sept. 9, 2016.Cecile Richards, a Texas native and the longtime president of Planned Parenthood, plans to step down, according to a Wednesday report from Buzzfeed News.Richards, who has led the women’s health organization since 2006, is a Waco native and the daughter of former Texas Gov. Ann Richards, a Democrat who held the office from 1991 to 1995.Richards did not immediately return a request for comment Wednesday afternoon. A spokesperson for the organization said that “Cecile plans to discuss 2018 and the next steps for Planned Parenthood’s future at the upcoming board meeting” next week. The Buzzfeed report cited two anonymous sources, saying Richards has already notified some board members that she is moving on. As president, Richards has played a large role in upping the scale of Planned Parenthood’s fundraising efforts and political lobbying. Her work at the helm of the organization has often led her back to her home state, where she has fought legal battles with anti-abortion Republican state leaders who sought to defund the organization’s women’s health clinics. In 2011, she visited the Texas Capitolto decry “legislative assaults” against Planned Parenthood. She also came to Texas in 2016 to campaign for Hillary Clinton.In an appearance at The Texas Tribune Festival last fall, she spoke about her work protecting women’s access to health care under the Donald Trump administration.Richards is the founder of the Texas Freedom Network, a left-leaning nonprofit group, and the former president of America Votes. Disclosure: Planned Parenthood has been a financial supporter of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors. Financial supporters play no role in the Tribune’s journalism. Find a complete list of them here. Sharelast_img read more

2015 Neighborhood Awards Official WHUR Send Off Party

first_imgJunior from The Steve Harvey Morning ShowIt’s time to celebrate our DMV nominees for the 2015 WHUR Neighborhood Awards with the Official WHUR “Send Off Party,” sponsored by HD Radio! The event will take place at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave, on July 30 at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of great music featuring The DMV’s own Spur of the Moment with Maysa and Maimouna Youseef, Carol Riddick and Jeff Bradshaw plus other special guests. The event will be hosted by Junior, from The Steve Harvey Morning Show. There is a $25 cover charge. For more information, go to whur.com.last_img read more

Schemerelated awareness programme to be held

first_imgCooch Behar: A 15-day long programme to create awareness about the various state government schemes among the workers of the unorganized sector was inaugurated by the state minister for North Bengal Rabindranath Ghosh.Kaushik Saha, District Magistrate, along with the senior officials of the labour department were present at the function, which was organized by the state Labour department at Rabindra Bhavan.The special drive will be conducted in every Gram Panchayat, blocks and municipalities. Camps will be held to enroll the workers of the unorganized sector. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe programme to include all the workers of the unorganized sector under the scheme was initiated by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.Cheques were handed over to the beneficiaries by the minister and the District Magistrate.Around 2.80 lakh workers associated with the unorganized sector in the district have been brought under the Social Security Scheme of the state government in the district.Of these, around 80,000 workers belonging to the sector have got Rs 36 core.last_img read more

Accident leaves 1 dead

first_imgDID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! An accident has been reported near Sand River Valley.It is believed that a car went off the bridge and one person was killed.The cause of the accident is unknown at this stage and a journalist is on their way to the scene.An update will follow as soon as we have more details. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more