Canada Jetlines plans to base Montreal operations at small St Hubert airport

first_imgDiscount airline Canada Jetlines Ltd. says it plans to base its Montreal operations in a couple of years out of a small airport that is undergoing an expansion.The Vancouver-based company hasn’t yet launched service, but it announced Thursday a partnership with Montreal Saint-Hubert Longueuil Airport to support its efforts to build a low-cost secondary airport on the south shore of the city.Canada Jetlines CEO Javier Suarez says Montreal travellers deserve low-cost air travel options that don’t require them to cross the U.S. border.“Saint-Hubert is a short commute out of the downtown core of Montreal, and our passengers will not only benefit from ultra-low airfares, they will also have convenient access to a new purpose-built low-cost facility in Saint-Hubert,” he said in a news release.Saint-Hubert airport is about a 15-minute drive from downtown Montreal and 32 kilometres from Montreal Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport.The airline is working towards a launch next summer and would seek to start Montreal service by early 2020. It will also fly to secondary airports in Abbotsford, B.C., Hamilton, as well as Halifax Stanfield International Airport, offering domestic service and winter flights to sun destinations. It plans to start with two Airbus A320s and add four planes annually.Saint-Hubert airport, which mainly serves private aircraft, recently upgraded its runway, supported by a $13-million federal contribution, that can accommodate narrowbody planes as big as the Boeing 737 or A320. It also plans to build a new passenger terminal.“With this announcement and this commitment we’re going to have to fast-track something,” said Jane Foyle, general manager of DASH-L, the non-profit organization that runs the Saint Hubert airport.“I think we can deliver for 2020. If there’s interest to start faster we’re also looking at what we could use at the airport at the moment as a temporary type facility.”Foyle has a vision for Saint-Hubert joining a national network of secondary airports that offer lower fees to support the Canadian expansion of ultra low cost airlines like Swoop and Flair Airlines.“If we had a network of ultra low cost airports across Canada, I think that’s what we want to be part of,” she said in an interview.“Abbotsford in B.C. is that already. Hamilton is at that game too but their cost structure might not be as flexible as ours will be. We’re going to be financially attractive for airlines to come here.”Discount carrier Flair Airlines says it is reviewing options for the Quebec market and hasn’t made a firm commitment to any airport in the province.WestJet subsidiary Swoop said as its fleet increases to 10 next year it will be looking for markets and airports for its 189-seat planes.“This could potentially include service to Quebec, but I’m unable to confirm that for you at this time,” said spokeswoman Karen McIsaac.Porter Airlines spokesman Brad Cicero says the airline based at Toronto Island’s Billy Bishop Airport has no plans to change its Trudeau airport-based service out of Montreal.Foyle said catering to ultra low cost carriers can be risky because their success is unproven in Canada. But she also hopes to offer flights to transport business people to Toronto, be a hub for regional service in Quebec and attract travel airlines like Sunwing and Air Transat for flights south.She said the main challenge is to secure designated airport status that will provide security screening services from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority at an affordable rate and obtain customs and immigration services from the Canada Border Services Agency to offer transborder flights.Foyle said Saint-Hubert airport can also help in keeping Quebecers from crossing the U.S. border to catch flights.“We’re losing a lot of Canadians that are going to Plattsburgh and Burlington to fly out of American airports and we would be strategically located to try to get these passengers, these Quebecers back and flying out of our airlines potentially and our airport.”Companies in this story: (TSX:WJA)last_img read more

Think Tank Labels Moroccos Refugee Children in Sweden as Criminals

Rabat – International think tank the Gatestone Institute has accused Moroccan refugee children in Sweden of theft, petty larceny, pick pocketing, and muggings.In a report released on Thursday, the Gatestone Institute labeled refugee children from Moroccan origins as criminals and drug addicts, even though those children are aged between 12 and 16.“The Moroccan boys commit crimes such as theft, petty larceny, pick pocketing, and muggings, but the authorities do not know how to handle the kids who decline the help offered by the Swedish state,” said the report. The report noted that 381 Moroccan children sought asylum in Sweden last year. “They are usually street children from Tangiers or Casablanca, who started doing drugs at an early age, and they distrust all authorities,” said the report.However, they had no grounds for asylum, as Morocco is not at war.Still, the report claimed that before their applications are denied,”they often run away from the refugee homes, to roam the streets of Stockholm.”The Gatestone Institute estimated the number of homeless Moroccan refugees in Sweden at 200 children.It went to add that they are roaming the streets of Stockholm committing crimes and smoking hashish, and “are completely uncomprehending of the Swedish attitude towards drugs.”The report quoted a local police officer as saying that those children should be “locked up in institutions, but that is just short term, to save individual lives. I think we need national coordination to get at this problem.”The Gatestone Institute criticized the Swedish government, saying it should “refuse asylum to Moroccan street children and full-grown men posing as children.”Edited by Timothy Filla© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

Morocco Calls For SDG Implementation Support in Africa

Rabat – Addressing the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, held on September 25 in New York, El Othmani stressed the importance of providing African countries with adequate support.The Head of Government highlighted Morocco’s willingness and commitment to share its expertise in sustainable development with other African nations.El Othmani emphasized that achieving the SDGs very much depends on the commitment and solidarity of all actors.  The SDGs provide a blueprint for solving social, economic, environmental, and governance challenges worldwide. Ultimately, the SDGs aim for “a better and more sustainable future for all.”El Othmani also noted that Morocco took a significant step in coordinating joint international efforts by adopting the SDGs, also known as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in 2015.Speaking of the limited achievements to date by some African countries, El Othmani called for a new collaborative vision for through 2030 to accelerate the agenda’s implementation.In this regard, he indicated that Morocco has recently implemented major reforms.El Othmani mentioned examples of Morocco’s progress. The National Strategy for Sustainable Development aligns with the SDGs, and the third phase of the National Initiative for Human Development began in 2018.He also cited the Renewable Energy Program, which aims to source 52% of Morocco’s power generation capacity from renewables by 2030.El Othmani concluded by noting that King Mohammed VI called for the renewal of the national development model with the aim of “promoting progress and development, investing in human capital, and reducing social and spatial disparities.” read more

Assembly President heralds new era of engagement as debate wraps up

“I am heartened that inside this hall, as well as outside, in the various meetings and events on the sidelines, there was a renewed commitment to promoting effective and inclusive multilateralism,” Ali Treki said at the end of the six-day event.This form of engagement, he said, will also entail “a more just and democratic world order with equal participation of sovereign Member States.”In particular, he voiced concern about whether the interests of developing nations are taken into account.The high-level segment also featured calls by States for greater coherence and understanding among regional and political groupings, as well as appeals for dialogue among faiths and cultures, the President pointed out.“The General Assembly is uniquely placed to synergize our efforts in that regard and to forge collective strategies for the common good,” he said.Small island nations spoke passionately about the threat to their survival posed by climate change, with Dr. Treki stressing that no country will be spared from its impact.“Climate change is a growing global threat which will have consequences for the global economy, health and safety, food production, peace and security and the realization of the Millennium Development Goals [MDGs],” eight anti-poverty targets with a 2015 deadline, he added.Collective action is also needed to prevent conflicts and settle disputes, the Libyan official said, underscoring the need for successes in Africa, especially in the Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).The situation in the Middle East is “unsustainable,” he said. The efforts of United States President Barack Obama to achieve a lasting peace, Dr. Treki emphasized, will need the “full backing of the international community and a more effective role of the United Nations.Multilateralism, he highlighted, is also essential to address the current financial turmoil which threatens sustainable development and has hit developing nations especially hard.“I have noted your suggestions for strengthening the international economic system, including the Bretton Woods Institutions, with a view to making them more inclusive, transparent and democratic in their decision-making.”At the start of the annual high-level debate last week, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for the international community to be both united in purpose and in action since the world’s most pressing problems can only be solved when countries unite through the UN.“Now is our time. A time to put the ‘united’ back into the United Nations,” Mr. Ban emphasized.Simultaneous crises on multiple fronts –food, energy, recession and pandemic flu – have shown the importance of renewed multilateralism, he said.“The world looks to us for answers,” the Secretary-General stressed, adding that the moment is now to “create a United Nations of genuine collective action.” 29 September 2009Wrapping up the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate today, the 192-member body’s President today welcomed the “new era of engagement” based on respect among Member States, underscoring that the vision of nations coming together to tackle common challenges is at the heart of the United Nations. read more

Automotive Council members named

For more information on the work of the NAIGT please click here The full list of Automotive Council members is below: Business secretary, Lord Mandelson announced the full line-up of members of the Automotive Council during his keynote address at the SMMT International Automotive Summit (24 November 2009). SMMT’s chief executive, Paul Everitt and president, Joe Greenwell will sit on the 21-strong council.Announced as part of government’s response to the New Automotive Innovation and Growth Team (NAIGT) report into the automotive industry, Richard Parry-Jones will chair the Council. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) A Supply Chain Council and a Technology Council will also be set up as part of the Automotive Council which will address the strategic challenges facing the car industry over the longer term. The membership has been drawn from a wide ranging area of industry expertise and represents every part of the automotive design and manufacturing sector. The first meeting will take place in December. David Smith (Deputy), Jaguar Land Rover Gordon Murray (Deputy), Gordon Murray Design Joe Greenwell,  Ford Barry Dodd, Addpower Technologies John Miles, ARUP Jon Carling, Aston Martin Franz-Josef Paefgen, Bentley Jürgen Hedrich, BMW Gwenne Henricks, Caterpillar Nigel Stein, GKN Auto Bill Parfitt, GM Kenneth Keir, Honda Andrea Paver, Leyland Trucks Trevor Mann, Nissan Jerry Hardcastle, Nissan Dave Keene, RDM Automotive/Niche Vehicles Group Hermann Kaess, Robert Bosch Paul Everitt, SMMT Graham Smith, Toyota Dave Osborne, UNITE Brian Collins, Chief Scientific Adviser, BIS and DfT read more

Ohio State Penn State mens hockey split offensively charged series

OSU junior forward David Gust attempts a shot during a shootout in a game against Michigan on Jan. 15 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won in the shootout. Credit: Kevin Stankiewicz | Asst. Sports EditorThe Ohio State men’s ice hockey team went to Happy Valley this weekend for a two-game series, but it is heading home feeling nothing more than content after an up-and-down weekend.The Buckeyes were thoroughly defeated on Friday, losing 6-1, but they were able to recover the following day, taking care of the Nittany Lions 7-4.In Game 1, the Nittany Lions struck first after junior forward David Goodwin dispossessed the Buckeye defense behind the goal and laid off the puck for senior forward David Glenn, who fired it behind junior netminder Christian Frey.The first period was quite physical, as both teams were handed penalties. At two points, the teams played four-on-four hockey. Penn State junior goaltender Eamon McAdam demonstrated why he leads the Big Ten in save percentage, stopping a flurry of shots from sophomore forward Luke Stork and senior forward Anthony Greco. The Buckeyes appeared to be knocking on the door after a strong finish to the first period. That, however, would not be the case, as Penn State illustrated why it has the nation’s fifth-ranked offense.Penn State would double its lead with a long shot from freshman defenseman Vince Pedrie. Redshirt senior forward Eric Scheid brought the puck up the right side of the rink and completed a cross-ice pass, which Pedrie collected and converted. Goodwin made it 3-0 with just over six and a half minutes left in the period after some nifty build-up play with freshman forward Andrew Sturtz. This forced OSU coach Steve Rohlik to make a switch inside the pipes. He replaced Frey with junior goalie Matt Tomkins, marking Tomkins’ first appearance in seven games. The substitution would not make any difference.Just three minutes later, Penn State senior defenseman Luke Juha made it 4-0. The nightmare continued for the Buckeyes just over a minute later when freshman forward Alec Marsh pushed the puck under Tomkins’ right skate, making it 5-0. Junior forward and co-captain Nick Schilkey broke McAdam’s shutout with a power-play goal just over two minutes into the third period. The goal, however, did little to turn the tide, as Penn State coasted to the victory. Junior forward Zach Saar took advantage of an empty net with less than 30 seconds remaining, ending the match 6-1. Tomkins would remain in goal for the Scarlet and Gray for Game 2 on Saturday. Senior goaltender Matthew Skoff took over for McAdam in the Nittany Lions’ goal. It became quite clear early on that the Buckeyes were not going to allow a repeat of the previous night’s performance.Just a minute and a half into the first period, Schilkey laid the puck off to junior forward David Gust, who converted for the power-play score. It was Gust’s 17th point in 17 games, although his 15-game point streak ended the night before.The Buckeyes doubled their lead just six minutes later after freshman defenseman Tommy Parran netted his first career goal for the Buckeyes. Another freshman, forward Freddy Gerard, made it 3-0 for the Buckeyes less than halfway through the period. With just over two minutes remaining in the period, Penn State got on the board. Scheid centered a pass for freshman forward Chase Berger, whose shot was deflected in by Tomkins. Sturtz cut the lead to one goal just past the halfway point in the second period after a great solo effort from the Penn State defensive zone. Emotions began to run high after a few altercations between the two sides. One conflict behind the Buckeyes’ net resulted in junior defenseman Drew Brevig and junior forward Ricky DeRosa being sent to the box, resulting in some four-on-four hockey similar to the night before. An interference call on Parran resulted in a four-on-three advantage for the Nittany Lions, and they would swiftly take advantage with an equalizing goal from Goodwin. Penn State would then grab its first lead of the afternoon when Kevin Kerr fired a shot from long range above Tomkins’ glove just under three minutes into the third period. The Buckeyes finally responded after Penn State’s four straight goals, courtesy of sophomore forward Matthew Weis’ eighth goal of the season. Then, just 42 seconds later, a shot from senior defenseman and co-captain Craig Dalrymple trickled underneath Skoff, which left freshman forward John Wiitala with an easy empty-net goal to put the Buckeyes back in front 5-4. Weis would grab his second goal of the game after a two-on-one breakaway and doubled the Buckeyes’ lead with just over five minutes remaining in the encounter. Senior forward and Co-captain Anthony Greco put the game to rest with just under 30 seconds left with an empty-net score, ending the match at 7-4. OSU is set to get back in action on Friday against Wisconsin at the Schottenstein Center. Puck drop is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. read more

Brexit wont affect how you send letters but your consumer rights for

first_imgBrexit won’t affect how you send letters, but your consumer rights for UK purchases may change Minister of State Helen McEntee was in Portlaoise Mail Centre today to monitor preparations. AN POST HAS told customers “not to worry” about its preparations for a no-deal Brexit, saying “it’s not a big deal” as it has procedures in place for checking parcels from non-EU countries – although that volume is set to increase dramatically after Brexit.The government and the consumer regulator here, however, called for consumers to be aware that their consumer rights and online pricing could change dramatically after Brexit, and to check British retailers’ terms and conditions before purchasing items.Ireland receives 14 million parcels from the UK a year, and 10 million parcels from non-EU countries – meaning items that An Post has to check customs and duties on will more than double after Brexit.During a visit by Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee to Portlaoise Mail Centre today, An Post’s Managing Director Garret Bridgeman said that the centre would be the first point where UK parcels would be examined, in an effort to avoid the expected delays at ports. He said An Post has been working with the Royal Mail for the past year to prepare for Brexit. In three sites in Ireland that have customs officers – Portlaoise, Athlone, and Dublin – additional staff has been provided to prepare for a no-deal.For the Dublin site, €15 million has been provided for an automated parcel machine which will be ready by the end of October – in time for the latest Brexit deadline.Although Bridgeman said there would be no postage hikes from An Post, if there’s a no-deal Brexit there will be additional costs for customs and excise on parcels being sent from the UK (as if the product is being sent from the US).Bridgeman said that An Post’s parcel volume doubles or trebles at Christmas, so they are prepared for an increase in checks on parcels, but there are other issues such as the recent dramatic drop in sterling which may influence online purchases from Ireland further than expected.“Brexit has no impact on letters, just on parcels,” he said.In six months’ time, An Post said it will launch a text service that will allow customers to pay for customs on items coming from non-EU countries by email or text.Since the incident in March where an explosive parcel was sent from Ireland to London, An Post said it has “put in place additional procedures and purchased new equipment to make sure we have even better controls” than have already been in place ahead of a feared increase in violence in the event of a no-deal Brexit.    Source: Gráinne Ní Aodha/TheJournal.ieIreland’s consumer regulator has also warned people to start looking now at what their consumer rights are with retailers in the UK. If the UK leaves without a deal, Irish shoppers buying from British stores won’t be protected by the EU’s consumer laws.The legal footing for consumer rights will revert from a statutory basis to the terms and conditions of the British company from which an item is being bought.Fergal O’Leary of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission said today that an information campaign would begin in the coming weeks to prepare customers for the shift in those rights.  Image: Gráinne Ní Aodha/TheJournal.ie By Gráinne Ní Aodha Europe Minister Helen McEntee is in Portlaoise Mail Centre today to hear about how they’re preparing for a no-deal Brexit pic.twitter.com/I1DCZtaHMm— Gráinne Ní Aodha (@GAodha) August 26, 2019 What’s being asked of us at the moment is to remove a legal guarantee and replace it with nothing but a commitment to try and find some other solution.She also disagreed that the Withdrawal Agreement was dead, but said that the Irish government’s default core position for preparations had been a no-deal Brexit “for some time”. She said she welcomed new Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s meetings with EU leaders, but said that it was still up to the UK to ratify the thrice-rejected Withdrawal Agreement. 34 Comments When you buy online from a business in the EU you have strong consumer rights, particularly if you change your mind or if your purchases are not delivered. These rights do not apply if you buy from a business outside of the EU.“So it is important to prepare now for the possibility that following Brexit there will be changes to your rights if you are buying online from a UK based retailer.”When you buy from a business outside the EU, the CCPC explained before, you pay VAT if the value of the items plus shipping is €22 or more. VAT must be paid on imported items at the same rate that applies in Ireland for similar goods.You also legally have to pay import charges such as customs or excise duties on items you buy from non-EU countries worth €150 or more. Image: Gráinne Ní Aodha/TheJournal.ie https://jrnl.ie/4782870 Monday 26 Aug 2019, 4:58 PM Short URL 13,232 Views Source: Gráinne Ní Aodha/Twitter Minister McEntee was also asked for her reaction to a proposal by former Europe Minister Lucinda Creighton at the weekend, that the backstop should be limited to five years.“A backstop with a time limit ceases to be a backstop,” she said, sticking to the long-touted Irish government and EU line. As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Aug 26th 2019, 4:58 PM Share5 Tweet Email4 last_img read more

Governor lauds BienAime Integrity Commission at anticorruption meeting

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Dec 2015 – Sonia Bien-Aime is again used as the poster child for honesty and anti-corruption, this time Governor Peter Beckingham drew reference to the FIFA executive who soared up the ranks as a pioneer not just for the Turks and Caicos, but for women in soccer. Beckingham was speaking at the Integrity Commission’s Anti-Corruption Day on Wednesday as he highlighted the importance of even the very smallest of countries being more involved in good governance. H.E. let his audience in on the fact that sometimes Government Ministers find themselves recusing themselves of certain discussions and negotiations at the Cabinet level; adding that he is glad that the declaration of interests, which used to be almost completely ignored by politicians, is now taken very seriously in the TCI. The Governor applauded the Integrity Commission too, saying, and I quote: “This is inevitably a difficult and sometimes challenging role but with the inspirational leadership of its Board, whose work I applaud, TCI is beginning to stand out in the region as something of a model on how to organise a successful anti-corruption body”. Governor Beckingham called Bien-Aime’s example fine and laudable. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp More motor mishaps; PDM Leader calls for Govt attention to illegal jitneys, again Recommended for you New Prison Supt & Officer of the Year Awarded Related Items:anti-corruption day, governor peter beckingham, integrity commission, Sonia Bien Aime DR wants consulate office in TCIlast_img read more

Myanmar UN sign pact on initial steps for Rohingya return

first_imgIn this 27 Jan, 2018, file photo, Rohingya refugees wait in a queue to receive relief material at the Balukhali refugee camp near Cox`s Bazar, Bangladesh. Myanmar and UN agencies signed an agreement that might eventually lead to the return of some of the 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled brutal persecution by the country`s security forces and are now crowded into makeshift camps in Bangladesh. Photo : APMyanmar and UN agencies signed an agreement Wednesday that could eventually lead to the return of some of the 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled brutal persecution by the country’s security forces and are now crowded into makeshift camps in Bangladesh.The memorandum of understanding promises to establish a “framework of cooperation” that aims to create conditions for “voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable” repatriation of Rohingya refugees but does not address Myanmar’s denial of citizenship for the minority.Myanmar’s government said it hoped the pact would hasten repatriation, but rights groups still doubt it will let many Rohingya return or can guarantee the safety of those who do. Myanmar’s statement didn’t mention Rohingya, reflecting the government and the Burmese majority’s insistence there is no such ethnic group in Myanmar. Instead it referred to them as “displaced persons.”Myanmar’s security forces have been accused of rape, killing, torture and the burning of Rohingya homes in western Rakhine state, where most Rohingya lived. The UN and US have described the army crackdown that began in August last year as “ethnic cleansing.”Predominantly Buddhist Myanmar and Bangladesh agreed in November to begin repatriating Rohingya. But refugees feared their lives would be at risk in Myanmar without international monitoring while Myanmar insisted they have identity documents, which most Rohingya have been denied.Knut Ostby, UN resident and humanitarian coordinator in Myanmar, said the agreement is an important first step toward resolving the crisis.”There is a lot of work to be done. This task should not be underestimated,” Ostby said. “We are talking about approximately 700,000 people who don’t only have to return, but the conditions have to be right for them to return: the conditions both in terms of their identity in society, in terms of their safety and also in terms of services, livelihoods, a place to live, infrastructure.”The UN has said the agreement provides for its refugee and development agencies to be given access to Rakhine state.It said that will allow the refugee agency to assess the situation and provide information to refugees about conditions in their areas of origin so that they can better decide whether they want to return.The Myanmar government statement said assistance from the UN agencies would assist the work it has already started toward repatriation. It highlighted that it had cooperated with the UN a quarter century earlier in repatriating 230,000 “displaced persons” – Rohingya – who had fled violence in Rakhine to Bangladesh.Rights groups remain pessimistic that the safe return of Rohingya refugees will ever be possible.They point to a lack of firm commitments from Myanmar and its decades of hostility toward a minority that was denied citizenship by a 1982 law that excluded them from a list of recognized ethnic groups in the majority Buddhist nation.”How will the Burmese government guarantee these people will not face again persecution?” said Kyaw Win, executive director of Burma Human Rights Network. “It is very politically convenient for the Burmese government to sign this agreement, and also never commit.”Some 125,000 of the Rohingya who remain in Myanmar are living in camps where their movement is restricted after being forced from their villages in 2012 by a wave of violence led by radical Buddhists and security forces.”There’s still been no movement to ensure Rohingya have equal access to full citizenship,” said Matthew Smith, the head of advocacy group Fortify Rights. “Discourse around repatriation now unfortunately appears to be attempt by authorities to distract from mass atrocities and crimes taken place.”last_img

A photographers love letter to a Costa Rican indigenous community

first_imgRelated posts:5 question for a Costa Rican photographer Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica 5 questions for a Costa Rican photographer 5 questions for a Costa Rican designer In many countries throughout the world, including my own native country of Canada, there are indigenous communities living in very remote areas at the margins of mainstream society. In Canada, half of these First Nations peoples live on reserves or land set aside for their use during treaty agreements, some in the far northern ranges of the country.When I moved to Costa Rica a number of years ago, I learned that here, too, many indigenous communities exist in similarly remote and marginal conditions throughout this small nation. Like those in northern Canada, many of these families struggle daily, as they often lack basic necessities such as clean water and adequate food supplies. Yet the daily lives of these native peoples are not often well known or understood by mainstream society.So when a friend of mine, Melanie L. Wells, excitedly told me about a visit she was planning to a Cabécar community in Talamanca, not only to bring supplies, but also to continue work on her ongoing photography book, I was intrigued. (Courtesy of Melanie L. Wells)Her project, which is developing into a book of photographs entitled A Window into the Soul –Costa Rica Cabécar, and an exhibit of the same name opening tonight in San Pedro (see details below article), is a narrative that is visually stunning narrative and full of gentle touches: the deeply poignant glance of a child, the reticent smile of a young girl, and the devoted work of a mother.Its photographs offer an intimate glimpse into a few Cabécar families from a community nestled deep in the mountains between the heights of Chirripó and the lush Talamanca region.Wells, born and raised in Costa Rica and also a U.S. citizen, says she hopes to shift perception and awareness of indigenous peoples in Costa Rica. They do not want to be strangers in their own land. They do not want to be invisible and forgotten, rejected instead of honored.As she states on her website, “We believe this project is of utmost importance as an example of many communities around the world that live at the margins of society. Visibility is a key to understanding and acceptance, to human dignity and prosperity. Those that remain invisible get left behind and their basic human rights end up being compromised.” (Courtesy of Melanie L. Wells)Wells is a professional photographer, as well as a designer, adventurer and writer. This was not her first trek into remote jungle and imposing mountains to visit these communities. She had made many treacherous treks in the past.Melanie’s first visit in 1996 was inspired by her curiosity as a child after one of her father’s trips by helicopter over the Talamanca mountain range.“Back in the 70s, my father would go by helicopter to the mountains, to do work and rescues,” she recalls. “One day he came back with a bow and arrow made in a very primitive form and told us about his interaction with the indigenous people who still lived there, deep in the mountains. He shared stories about their kindness and generosity, as well as the way they lived, which to me sounded like pure survival.” (Courtesy of Melanie L. Wells)As a young girl, Melanie reflected on the identity of these indigenous people. At school she was taught that they existed in the past.“We never saw them in San José,” she says. “We held in high esteem our Jade Museum, our Gold Museum, but the people no longer played a part in our lives. I wanted to visit and pleaded with my father to take me on one of his trips. But at the time, since I was only 12 years old, he considered this trip too dangerous because of the rugged conditions. The name Talamanca was imprinted in my heart.”Many years later, as a photographer, her quest for a personal project led her to once again consider the memory of Talamanca.  After an initial contact and several months waiting for the best opportunity to travel, she finally visited a Cabécar community for a week-long sojourn deep in the jungle.A return visit, 10 years ago, led her to meet a woman who, along with her family, would become one of the primary subjects of Wells’ photographs: doña Olga, in Kokötei, where Wells continues to foster a deep and lasting relationship. (Courtesy of Melanie L. Wells)“It is a beautiful exchange. I first went when I was pregnant with my son, and then returned  eight months pregnant to take portraits. I didn’t just want to go and take pictures and then disappear. I wanted to be a part of their lives – to be friends. Now, they are my distant family,” she says. “In the last 10 years we have visited several times and we have seen each other’s children grow up. It is always tough to say goodbye.”Daily life can be challenging for this family. Travel and trade are very difficult due to the lack of trails and bridges, as well as the very remote geographic location.In January of this year, it took Wells and her team 10 hours of strenuous hiking through the jungle to finally arrive at another Tsimari community which she hadn’t yet visited.This particular community is struggling to find the means to build a simple hammock bridge.A tiny bridge made of twine and rope is the treacherous surface the children must cross to reach their school, a route fraught with danger. The rivers swell high and the current is too strong for them to cross below. Sadly, children have fallen off and drowned, hence the urgent need to construct a stronger structure.Living so far from any medical care also makes it particularly tough for this community. When the children get sick the parents can more easily carry them out on their shoulders, but it is not possible to carry an adult on the narrow and precarious trails that climb the steep mountainsides. (Courtesy of Melanie L. Wells)Wells says the community has very little in terms of supplies and clothing. In fact, she gave away the two pairs of shoes she traveled with to a few women wearing worn sandals. She returned to Santa Ana with only a pair of flimsy flip flops – often the only pair of shoes a person in these communities may own.Difficulties experienced by one family is not unique to others. There are numerous indigenous communities living in equally remote and isolated conditions throughout Costa Rica. Perhaps an intimate glimpse into just one Cabécar family in Costa Rica can indeed open a window to help us all recognize the shared human condition, and to foster understanding and respect.An exhibit of Melanie Wells’ photographs from the “Window into the Soul” project will take place tonight at the Costa Rican-North American Cultural Center (CCCN) in Barrio Dent, San Pedro, and run for the entire month of April. A part of the proceeds will fund projects in the featured communities, including the much-needed bridge and other supplies that the community itself has identified as priorities. Texts will be displayed in three languages: Cabécar, Spanish and English.The exhibit will move to the CCCN La Sabana from May-June, and then be shared near the community of Grano de Oro for the Cabécar communities to view and enjoy. Wells seeks to take the exhibit to as many countries and cities as possible, and to bring visibility,  awareness and connection into the daily lives of one indigenous culture and community in Costa Rica. For more information, visit the project website. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Just five months ago the sacker was himself down

first_imgJust five months ago, the sacker was himself down. But he’s returned to form, now the preeminent fixture in the Cardinals’ pass rush.“I got a lot more opportunities and I got a lot more time to play,” he says, “and I’m pretty much healthy now and I’m playing like I’m supposed to play.” – / 27 0 Comments   Share   “You can ask my sister,” he continued. “I was down to like 235 (pounds). You know, I thought I was going to be done.”Then, along came first year general manager Steve Keim on the day veterans were to report to training camp.“And then the Cardinals gave me a chance to play and I got on the team,” told Abraham. Camp, and the first half of the season in general, was basically more of the same for the NFL’s active sack leader. The self-confidence was still lacking and his body was still 35 years old. He was beaten up both physically and mentally and his role was limited.“I was pretty much a special pass rusher when I first got (to Arizona),” said Abraham. “I got like 10 plays the first game.” Things have changed. A lot.“After my shoulder got healthy, I was just being myself again,” Abraham explained.“And now I’m playing every play, so there’s a lot more opportunities to get the quarterback.”After failing to record a sack in the Cardinals’ first six games, Abraham has team-best 11 in his past seven games. He has 30 total tackles on the season and four forced fumbles, which leads the team. The 263-pound former first-round pick has also moved opponents back nearly 100 yards on the season, recording 97 yards for loss thus far in 2013. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img On Sunday, Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker John Abraham looked like his former self, tallying three sacks and surpassing legendary pass rusher Lawrence Taylor in career sacks, becoming ninth on the all-time sacks list.The performance perpetuated a streak of seven strong games, recording a sack in all but one. And to many, including the prolific linebacker himself, Sunday’s rendering — and his season, in general — was unthinkable back in March, when he was cut by the Atlanta Falcons. “When I got cut, I thought I was over,” Abraham candidly told to The Doug and Wolf show on Monday. “I thought I was just done.”Following his release by the Falcons, whom the 35-year-old spent the previous seven seasons with, Abraham garnered relatively no interest from NFL teams. For nearly five months, the 14-year veteran sat without a contract.“So I’m like, ‘I must be falling off,’” Abraham recounted. “‘Hell, I can barely get on a team. Everybody wants to give me two dollars a play now because I’m 35.’”Confidence depleted, simply didn’t foresee a future in the NFL.“If everybody says you’re terrible, something ain’t right,” Abraham joked. “Like, if 10 people say you stink, you probably stink. So I’m like, ‘I must be terrible.’“And really, I started doubting myself, which you never should do, but I really was on that path. I had 13 years in the league, I felt like, ‘Hey, I got 122 sacks right now, what else do I got to play for?’”As if he didn’t have listeners convinced enough, Abraham sought to drive his point even further, going on about his lack of confidence. Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Kathie Lee Gifford to leave NBC’s ‘Today’ show in April by Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press Posted Dec 11, 2018 7:22 am PDTcenter_img NEW YORK — Kathie Lee Gifford will be putting aside her morning glass of wine and will step away from the NBC’s “Today” show in April.NBC News chief Noah Oppenheim told staffers Tuesday morning that Gifford will leave after 11 years on the show, most recently hosting the 10 a.m. hour alongside Hoda Kotb and sipping plenty of reds.In a memo to staff, Oppenheim called the 65-year-old Gifford “one of the most enduring and endearing talents in morning television. In short — she is a legend.” He said she will focus on her film, music and book projects.In the memo, Oppenheim said Gifford said she was leaving “with a grateful heart but I’m truly excited for this new creative season in my life.”___Mark Kennedy is at http://twitter.com/KennedyTwitsMark Kennedy, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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first_imgBy Evie AndreouTHE cabinet has postponed its approval of the hospital autonomy bill which was due on Wednesday and denied the delay was linked to a threatened 48-hour nursing strike in public hospitals.The dialogue between the health ministry and health sector professionals will continue until mid-September, the president’s office announced.On Tuesday Health Minister Philippos Patsalis had warned that it was imperative deputies vote on the bill before the summer recess because if momentum was lost Cyprus would not have a National Health Scheme (NHS) even within 40 years. It would appear that pressure from unions forced the government to yield.Just hours before the cabinet meeting, nursing union PASYNO said on Tuesday night they had called off the 48-hour strike that had been due to start on Wednesday and Thursday, after their constant efforts “forced President Nicos Anastasiades to take the initiative and withdraw the bill”.“The bill was withdrawn at the eleventh hour, following coordinated contacts and efforts by our union over the last few days,” the union said.The nursing branch of the civil servants’ union PASYDY also announced on Tuesday night they would not proceed with the strike.The union insisted that the bill should not be presented to the cabinet until it had been discussed thoroughly by the mixed staff committee.Both unions objected to the bill’s final draft arguing that the role of the nursing branch was overlooked.PASYNO said Patsalis’ attitude, to push forward with the bill without exhausting dialogue with the branch “insults institutions [and] ignores health professionals”.PASYDY said the proposed bill ignored basic principles that endanger the effective operation of public hospitals, which would not be able to survive competition without essential restructuring and modernisation, “which are definitely not secured with the proposed bill”.Deputy government spokesman Victoras Papadopoulos insisted the delay was not linked to the threat of strikes.“The extension was given to provide margin for better dialogue and to avoid misunderstandings and reactions in the future,” he told the Cyprus Mail.The announcement from the president’s office said that the dialogue would continue because of “the position of some organisations that represent the employees on the need to continue with the social dialogue and as an ultimate attempt to avoid any labour disruption”.“Let it be clear that no other extension will be given on behalf of the government, which in September will proceed with tabling the bill to the House,” it said.This delay will further push back the implementation of the NHS.Patsalis had said that it would take six to nine months for autonomy to be fully implemented from the day the bill is passed.As regards the NHS, after constant announcements of dates being pushed back, the latest date for the commencement of the first phase of the scheme had been January 2017, with the second phase scheduled for the beginning of May 2017. This will now be impossible.   You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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a gunshot wound to the leg doctors said Doctors at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center said eight patients all students were treated there Six were released Two remain in the hospital One is in critical condition and the other is in fair condition Retired HPD SPO John Barnes 49 was sworn in in May 1995 & retired Jan 2018 He began his career at SW Patrol and began working in investigations in 2005 John is known for his tireless work in Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force https://tco/OBDOJ0SLkM Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) May 18 2018 Student Rome Shubert tweeted that he was shot in the back of the head but was “completely okay” and in stable condition KHOU 11 reporter Levi Ismail tweeted that Shubert was released from the hospital after only around four hours Im so greatful and blessed that god spared me life today Today I was shot in the back of the head but i am completely okay and stable Romeshubert❄️ (@rome_shubert17) May 18 2018 A gunshot wound to the 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that probable cause was found on charges of capital murder and aggravated assault against a public servant The suspect admitted to the shooting according to a probable cause affidavit Two more people are currently being interviewed as persons of interest in the shooting Abbott said the shooter who had no criminal history used a shotgun and a 38-caliber revolver that were obtained from his father Texas Sen John Cornyn said the shotgun had a shortened barrel and investigators are still determining if it was legal according to AP reports "There simply were not the same type of warning signs that weve seen in so many other shootings” Abbott said noting that the suspect posted a picture on his Facebook page of a T-shirt that said “Born to Kill” Texas Lt Gov Dan Patrick also told Fox News that the shooting suspect “does not appear…to have had any issues with the school” Information obtained from the suspect’s journals computer and cell phone indicate that he planned to carry out the mass shooting and then commit suicide Abbott said Officials at a press briefing on Friday afternoon praised law enforcement officers who engaged the shooter "We know that because they were willing to run into that building and engage him right now that other lives could be saved” said Steven McCraw director of the Texas Department of Public Safety “Thats absolutely important" Explosive devices were found at Santa Fe High School The Santa Fe school district said police bomb squads were working to dispose of explosive devices found in the high school whose roughly 1400 students have been evacuated “There have been explosive devices found in the high school and surrounding areas adjacent to the high school Because of the threat of explosive items community members should be on the look-out for suspicious packages and anything that looks out of place” Santa Fe Independent School District said in an update hours after the shooting “Do not touch any items out of place and call 911 as we have agencies that can respond” #UPDATE There have been explosive devices found in the high school and surrounding areas adjacent to the high school Because of the threat of explosive items community members should be on the look-out for suspicious packages and anything that looks out of place Santa Fe ISD (@SantaFeISD) May 18 2018 Do not touch any items out of place and call 911 as we have agencies that can respond Our thoughts and prayers are with our students staff and our community Please pray for our Santa Fe ISD community #SantaFeISD Santa Fe ISD (@SantaFeISD) May 18 2018 Cornyn said authorities also discovered homemade explosive devices including pipe bombs and pressure cooker bombs in the suspect’s car the AP reports The shooting comes during a year of action against gun violence This is the 22nd school shooting of 2018 according to CNN It follows another shooting on Wednesday at Dixon High School in central Illinois where a school resource officer shot and wounded a former student who opened fire at the school It comes three months after 17 people were killed in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida That shooting sparked mass protests and calls for tougher gun control restrictions in the US Less than a month before the shooting at their own school a group of Santa Fe High School students participated in the national walkout against gun violence on April 20 A clip from Houston’s KTRK-TV featuring an interview with one student from Santa Fe High School has gone viral in the aftermath of the shooting In it the student responds to a reporter who asks if she couldn’t believe a shooting was happening at her school "Its been happening everywhere Ive always kind of felt like eventually it was going to happen here too" she said "I dont know I wasnt surprised I was just scared" Heartbreaking moment as Santa Fe High School student is asked if she thought a shooting ‘would not happen’ at her school: "It’s been happening everywhere I’ve always kind of felt like eventually it was going to happen here too" https://tco/kymFDSH6D5 pictwittercom/0akC5liZn4 ABC News (@ABC) May 18 2018 Police officers respond to a high school in Santa Fe after an active shooter was reported on campus on May 18 2018 KTRK-TV ABC13/AP Leaders called the shooting an ‘absolutely horrific attack’ President Donald Trump addressed the shooting in remarks on Friday morning “We grieve for the terrible loss of life and send our support and love to everyone affected by this absolutely horrific attack” he said “To the students families teachers and personnel at Santa Fe High we are with you in this tragic hour and we will be with you forever My administration is determined to do everything in our power to protect our students secure our schools and to keep weapons out of the hands of those who pose a threat to themselves and others” Earlier he tweeted: “School shooting in Texas Early reports not looking good God bless all” We grieve for the terrible loss 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They complained about various due process issues, well you probably know I don’t Anyway there are three 2 A hundred million copies sold And apparently it’s the lowest form of prose fiction less literature than shiterature with the enticement of gaudy bondage-and-discipline scenes Inspired by the young adult Twilight series James wrote for Actual Adults: women mostly to whose wishes feats and dreams the risky romance of Ana and Christian spoke 3 The Fifty Shades of Grey film opens in a double-whammy four days Valentine’s Day in the middle of Presidents’ Day weekend and is expected to stoke a $90-million windfall For some it’s a hearts-and-floggers date movie: A couple attends the movie then he asks “Dinner or my Red Room of Pain” And mothers in the mall they’ll tell their kids to go back and see the SpongeBob SquarePants movie another time-and-a-half “Mom has some shopping to do” for fantasies of romance and submission whips and wisdom 4 Among the early reviews the critics are split between favorable and dismissive And not to bury the lede any deeper I’ll say while watching Fifty Shades I kept waiting to tumble into derision but never got there My early curiosity built to a cozy level of admiration then drifted off into ennui 5 James (real name: Erika Mitchell) tweaked the Twilight teen virgin Bella Swan into the slightly older Anastasia and reimagined sensitive vampire Edward as the well-mannered sadist Christian The result had all the fidelity and floridity of fan fiction The movie directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and scripted by Kelly Marcel is just the opposite It’s as if the filmmakers didn’t care much for the book’s literary lapses and dramatic excesses and set out to make a solidly ethereal romance about a smart girl who realizes her strength when she meets a lost boy eager to fill her power vacuum 6 Gone is James’s careless jargon; Anastasia doesn’t keep saying “Holy crap” Diminished degraded or simply hinted at are The Big Scenes Johnson and Dornan spend plenty of time undressed (she fully nude he topless but rarely trouserless or towelless); there are spankings and just a soupçon of wicked whiplash But the lovemaking is mostly tender canoodling cuddling It’s all foreplay Creating a genteel R-rated film from a very X-rated book is like making a Mamma Mia movie without the songs 7 Sadomasochistic romance ought to be a burgeoning movie genre because it touches on the power vectors in any relationship and because each person frequently switches roles of dominant and submissive: you’re on top you give in Once in a while such a story connects becomes a film sensation as when Marlon Brando toyed with Maria Schneider in an unfurnished Paris hotel room in Bernardo Bertolucci’s Last Tango in Paris Mark Rylance took the Brando role and Kerry Fox the Schneider in the more sexually explicit art-house drama Intimacy in 2001 8 Last Tango was so long ago 1972 Back then films strove mightily to be as mature and confrontational as novels and theater; and a movie house was the only place that a group of strangers could find public connection to erotic ecstasy and anguish Shortly thereafter (Star Wars) cinema reverted to a kids’ medium and trained audiences to want only spectacle and sensation: action epics horror films rowdy comedies circuses Let’s go Wow Eek or Ha together Watching people make love is not participatory but nakedly voyeuristic; everyone in the auditorium feels weird They laugh nervously or contemptuously to prove their superiority to the urgent intensity on screen Besides they don’t need simulated sex in a theater; they can see the real thing for free online at home 9 But the E L James readership presumably wanted to see writhing walloped bodies in the movie Why is it rated R not NC-17 For the reason most things are what they are in Hollywood: greed Many theaters would not show a scrupulous adaptation; fewer people would pay to see it Hence this Fifty Shades of Pale Grey which underlines the filmmakers’ intuition that this is less a sex tale than a love story 10 Or possibly a commodity exchange Christian a dreamboat in conservative coiffure and couture is a 50-year dreamboat throwback: a generic James Bond or Hugh Hefner’s early Playboy man whose essential accessories included sleek cars well-chosen wines and a stock of beautiful women Christian tries to win Anastasia by buying her things (a car a new wardrobe) and paying her things (attention respect) He takes her for a trip in his private helicopter first applying seat belts like airborne erotic restraints and somersaulting in a glider It’s a seductive dream of luxe but maybe more his than hers She will let her mind lead her heart in a long amusing debate in contract law: the terms of Christian’s pre-whup Anastasia gives it so much scrupulous attention no fisting for example that any signer of a smartphone or health-club agreement would be wise to engage her as an advisor 11 Ideally sadomasochism is the most complementary of sexual role-players You can’t have one without the other Otherwise it’s torture (That’s what safe words are for) Christian veteran of 15 previous dominant-submissive relationships has chosen Anastasia as his next partner But she needs to decide if pain can give her pleasure Does she like it Can she stand it for love of him Can she upend his priorities and make herself the dominant The 514 pages of the first Fifty Shades book and the two-hour movie still haven’t answered that question Stay tuned for two more sequels 12 In Christian’s “playroom” decorated like the upmarket gift shop of a Louisiana bordello we finally get to the climax: six whacks of a riding crop which he gently carefully prepares her for Even by movie standards the flogging is more ceremonial than sadistic It hasn’t nearly the sickening impact of the 40 lashes given Mel Gibson’s Jesus in The Passion of the Christ or the eight or 10 minutes spent on the torture of poor Patsey in 12 Years a Slave The Fifty Shades scene is brief and demure One might like to see the impact of Christian’s whipping on Ana’s emotions: perhaps pain shading into surprised enjoyment or hardening into the resolve of revenge But that’s for some other movie Don’t we all dream up our private ones 13 So Christian is a shade of Jane Austen’s Mr Darcy Dornan 32 and Irish is old-school handsome with soft features He could be the young Colin Firth minus the sad merriment in his eyes (For film-history symmetry Jennifer Ehle who was Elizabeth Bennet to Firth’s Darcy in the 1995 BBC Pride and Prejudice miniseries plays Anastasia’s blowzy mother) The producers first hoped to cast Ryan Gosling but he would have made Christian sulkier more brooding more Heathcliff Manacles on the moors 14 The movie’s warming revelation is Johnson as Anastasia The 25-year-old daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson (and looking like neither of them) she has the gift of signaling her character’s shifting thoughts and feelings through the ripples of smile lines on either side of her mouth Director Taylor-Johnson relies on closeups of her star as the heroine the wordless narrator and the go-between assuring the audience that what goes on will have a measure of emotional intelligence 15 Having built tension by nicely guiding viewers smoothly through Christian’s courtship of Ana Taylor-Johnson has little to deliver as a climax erotic or dramatic The submissive gets cropped doesn’t like it and walks out in an ending that is startlingly abrupt and to one impressionable audience of New York critics the cue for a thunderclap of pig-snorts The real moviegoers who see it by the tens of millions this weekend may have a reaction more like mine: muted pleased and restless in turn We’ll all have participated in an international event that like the Super Bowl needn’t be loved but must be endured And in a movie universe where a grownup couple rarely gets the chance to challenge each other with love and bondage Fifty Shades of Grey offers the first 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