MMIWG What a National Inquiry can and cannot do

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Minister of Indigenous Affairs is expected to announce the details of the long-awaited national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls Wednesday including the terms of reference and commissioners that will take the lead.The inquiry was first announced by Carolyn Bennett and Status of Women Minister Patty Hadju back in December 2015. The government followed the announcement with 17 information sessions to hear from families across the country about what they wanted from the inquiry and how the terms of reference should be written.  Part of what the government heard was: Part of what the government heard was:The leadership should represent Indigenous communities and regions.It should also have a timetable that is sensitive to the needs of survivors, families and loved ones.Efforts must be made to avoid a long, drawn-out and legal process.The inquiry should include as many individuals and organizations as possible including survivors, families and loved ones, national Indigenous organizations, front-line workers, and Indigenous community leaders and organizations.It should also respect different points of view.The inquiry should take a broad approach to its analysis of the issues. It should look at the economic, cultural, political and social causes of violence against women, girls and trans and two-spirit people.It should also look at the causes of unequal and unjust treatment of Indigenous women, girls and trans and two-spirit people and recommend solutions to the causes of violence.The inquiry should provide a variety of cultural, spiritual and religious supports and ceremonies.The ceremonies should reflect the diversity of all participants and regions and be supported by elders.As well, it will be critical to have professional mental health counselling and community-based health supports. Professional and culturally-sensitive counselling will be needed if the inquiry is to be effective and avoid causing further trauma.Police have been a focus of many families and groups who are looking to the inquiry to find answers.In June, Assembly of First Nations National Chief addressed a conference of Canadian police forces telling those gathered that he was “putting them on notice” because families wanted answers on how investigators handled these cases.Police services across the country have long been criticized for their handling of cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women and a number of families are awaiting news about how police forces will be scrutinized during the inquiry.In July, APTN National News was the first to obtain a draft of the terms of reference that will guide five commissioners in their duties. While police are not mentioned specifically, the early draft seems to give the commissioners the leeway to examine any institution they believe needs to appear at the inquiry.But what can a national inquiry accomplish? Are there limitations?The Women’s Legal, Education, Action Fund is a coalition of advocacy groups including the Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto that legal action to advance women’s issues.According to Christa Big Canoe, the organisations involved are watching the process to put together the inquiry.  and has prepared a FAQ on what an inquiry can and cannot do.It is reproduced here.#1: What is a national Commission of Inquiry?National Commissions of Inquiry are federally established investigations into issues of national importance. Federal inquiries are established under terms set out in the Inquiries Act. This Act says that the federal Cabinet can establish an inquiry at any time.Cabinet also has the discretion to determine the inquiry’s subject and scope. The Act is broad and gives the federal government ample discretion, so there is a lot of room for flexibility and creativity in designing the inquiry process. This can help to ensure a future inquiry will be a meaningful and sensitive process that includes diverse stakeholders.However, this also means that early and thorough research and consultation is especially important, as this will help inform the inquiry’s design so that it can facilitate and support a fair, responsive, and effective process.#2: How is it different from a Truth and Reconciliation Commission or a Royal Commission?Inquiries can take several forms. Royal commissions are a type of public inquiry. They receive a special seal from the Queen, but otherwise are not different from other types of public inquiry.Truth and reconciliation commissions are generally created to address mass human rights violations in a country’s past, usually as a country is transitioning from autocratic to democratic rule.Canada’s recent Truth and Reconciliation Commission was unique because it was established as one part of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, which was negotiated by residential school survivors, churches that operated the schools, and the federal government.#3: How long do inquiries usually last from start to finish?The length of an inquiry can be decided by the government or the Commissioners at the start of the inquiry process, and the Commission is expected to keep to its deadlines.Past inquiries have varied considerably in length. For example, the Canadian Panel on Violence Against Women lasted two years, the Manitoba Aboriginal Justice Inquiry took three years, and the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples lasted five years.#4: Who can establish an inquiry?National Commissions of Inquiry are established by the federal Cabinet.#5: What could inquiry proceedings look like?The Commission has the power to determine the methods of an inquiry. Some Commission meetings and proceedings may be open to the general public and informal in nature. These could involve open houses, or opportunities to submit written comments.A Commission may also decide to have some proceedings that are adversarial (i.e. court-like) hearings with witnesses, cross-examination, and legal representation. This format is adopted when Commissioners feel the need to test the evidence of presenters to sort out an unclear or contested situation. These types of proceeding may require the involvement of lawyers.A commission may also hold closed hearings for highly delicate evidence, or the Commission may hold invitational symposia (i.e. meetings that are only open to those who are personally invited) or other meetings to hear the views of experts or certain key stakeholders. Again, the wide discretion of the Commission with regards to designing its own process is important to keep in mind. A Commission can use any combination of the above-mentioned types of process.It can also design new and unique types of proceeding.#6: Who will be able to participate in these proceedings?Participation in an inquiry may depend on the type or format of the proceedings.For open and informal proceedings, the Commission may encourage widespread public participation, usually by means of written comments submitted on paper or electronically, or by presenting to Commissioners in person.Adversarial hearings may require standing to participate. This means that people who want to participate in the hearing process will need to establish either: 1) how they are affected by the issues being addressed in the hearing, or 2) how their participation would further the public interest. In this situation, the Commission would have the discretion to determine how it will assess whether individual applicants should have standing.The Commission would also have the authority to determine who will be granted standing. In addition to granting standing to participate in this sort of proceeding, a Commission has power under the Inquiries Act to require the attendance of witnesses through subpoenas. While formal in nature, these adversarial 3 proceedings do have the potential to delve into contested or unclear proceedings do have the potential to delve into contested or unclear situations in search of a full picture of what has happened.A Commission may also restrict participation to certain groups or individuals, depending on the issue being considered. For example, closed hearings may only be open to people who are personally invited.#7: How will members of the public know whether they can participate?Once a Commission of Inquiry is established and has designed its process, there will likely be some form of public notice informing members of the public about upcoming opportunities to participate in the inquiry. Such notices should also specify the means by which members of the public and interested parties will be able to participate.#8: Could funding be available to inquiry participants?A key issue for any Commission of Inquiry, and for its potential participants, is whether funding will be available to those from whom the Commission wishes to hear (i.e. grants standing to). In the past, such funding has been available at some Commissions for those taking part in either the fact-finding part of the Inquiry or its policy deliberations. It is useful to explore the practices of past Commissions to see how this funding is determined, as each Commission can establish its own rules and practices. However, as the Missing Women Inquiry in B.C. has demonstrated, it is essential that the government which establishes the Inquiry provide it with enough funding to permit it to grant funding to participants who need it. Some experts have provided guidance for setting up future Commissions of Inquiry funding mechanisms.#9: What languages can an inquiry be conducted in? There are no specific provisions in the Inquiries Act concerning which language an inquiry must use in its proceedings. Most national Commissions of Inquiry in the past have generally been conducted in either English, French, or both, though some have also enabled people to participate in Indigenous languages.#10: What support could be provided to participants in an inquiry including survivors and the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls? Given that a Commission has the discretion to hire any staff it may require, and because it has the power to design its own process, it could ensure that support is provided to survivors, families, and others.#11: Can an inquiry integrate ceremony? Yes. As a Commission has the discretion to create its own process, it has the authority to integrate ceremony.#12: Who leads an inquiry? And how are they chosen? The Inquiries Act requires the Cabinet to appoint the Commissioners who will lead an inquiry. The Act specifies that Cabinet has the discretion to appoint one or several Commissioners (s3).In the past, Commissioners have tended to be retired judges, Attorneys General, or academics.However, Commissioners may be any person or persons whom the Cabinet determines has qualifications to lead a particular inquiry, and appointing a retired judge does not in and of itself does ensure an inquiry’s independence.Examples of Commissioners who have been appointed for other inquiries include Justice Sidney Lindon who led the Ipperwash Inquiry, while the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples was co-chaired by George Erasmus a former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, and Justice René Dussault from the Québec Appeal Court, with Viola Robinson, former president of the Native Council of Canada; Mary Sillett, former president of the national Inuit women’s association Pauktuutit and of the Inuit Tapirisat Canada; Paul Chartrand, a Métis lawyer and head of the Department of Native Studies at the University of Manitoba; Justice Bertha Wilson, former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada; and Allan Blakeney, former premier of Saskatchewan.#13: What powers do Commissioners have?Commissioners have quite extensive investigative powers.They are able to summon any witnesses to give evidence in person or in writing, or provide documents requested by the Commission (s4 Inquiries Act).Commissioners’ power to enforce the attendance of witnesses and compel them to give evidence is equal to that of courts in civil cases (s5 Inquiries Act).Commissioners have the statutory authority to hire administrative, legal, research, and investigative staff as well as recognized experts to assist the Commission in its tasks.Commissioners also have the discretion to hire whoever else they deem necessary (s11 Inquiries Act). This can include interpreters and support workers.#14: Where can an inquiry take place?Commissions have the discretion to hold meetings in and visit different parts of the country.#15: Can there be regional or provincial branches of an inquiry?While some provinces have their own legislation allowing their governments to establish provincial Commissions of Inquiry, these inquiries would only be able to examine agencies and issues that fall under their provincial jurisdiction. Although, it is worth noting that Ontario’s Public Inquiries Act permits the province to partner with the federal government in a joint public inquiry (s4). This section would allow a future national Commission of Inquiry to address provincial agencies and issues in Ontario.The fact that a national Commission of Inquiry is federally established does not legally preclude provinces from engaging in the process. To date, all provinces have publicly expressed support for a national inquiry into violence against Indigenous women and girls. This may indicate some willingness by the provinces to collaborate and assist with a future national inquiry.Further, as a national body, a federally established Commission of Inquiry is in a perfect position to address issues of interprovincial coordination and cooperation as well as coordination (or lack thereof) between the provinces and the federal government. This is significant in the context of violence against Indigenous women because the failure to provide co-ordination between different jurisdictions of the State has been identified by the United Nations inquiry report on murders and disappearances as a violation of the rights of Indigenous women in Canada. (This issue was also identified by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in its 2015 report, a 2013 Human Rights Watch report, a 2011 report by the SisterWatch program with the Vancouver Police Services, and a 2010 report by the Federal Provincial Territorial Coordinating Committee of Senior Officials on Criminal Justice. For more information on this issue please see this past LSC report).#16: What is the possible scope of an Inquiry?When Cabinet establishes a public inquiry, it must also specify the inquiry’s terms of reference. These terms of reference delineate the scope of an inquiry.They generally specify: who the Commissioner(s) will be, the mandate or purpose of the inquiry, and the powers the Commission will have.These terms of reference can also set the duration of an inquiry and any other specifications or guidelines Cabinet may want to include. Former Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Brian Dickson engaged in a pre-inquiry process to determine the terms of reference for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. This pre-inquiry process is a good mechanism for ensuring consultation that will assist a government with developing strong terms of reference.Public inquiries can investigate and study facts and statistics as well as policies and broader systemic issues. As will be discussed in the five sub-questions below, both facts and their broader historical, social, and legal contexts are equally important.An inquiry can be well-equipped to study these things in an effective and helpful way.  Can an inquiry develop a clearer idea of the statistics of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls? Yes. Data collection and analysis is often a critical part of public inquiries. All inquiries are required to examine what is known, identify gaps in knowledge, and attempt to fill these gaps.Gaining an understanding, and contributing to the public understanding, of an issue is an important cornerstone of any effective inquiry. Further, the databases and other resources prepared during a Commission’s activities can be a very useful public resource if independently maintained after the inquiry ends.An example of this can is the Krever Inquiry, which was established to examine the tainted blood supply in Canada. The inquiry’s work and data collection ultimately led to the establishment of the Canadian Blood Services, an independent agency that continues to administer the country’s national blood bank. As such, these resources produced during the inquiry process continue to be an important living document for the public.The independent collection, ongoing management, and public reporting of data is an especially important issue in the context of violence against Indigenous women and girls in Canada. Over the course of many years, collection, analysis, and public release of statistics and other data has been uneven and insufficient. This has deprived families, communities, Indigenous peoples’ organizations, and the public of an accurate, comprehensive, accessible, and up-to-date statistical picture of disappearances and murders.The Sisters in Spirit database of the Native Women’s Association of Canada, which was in the process of addressing these issues, was defunded by the federal government in 2010. The RCMP have not been transparent with their data on this issue.Several grassroots databases have been initiated across the country that would benefit from being better resourced, more coordinated, integrated, and standardized.Can an inquiry examine the root causes of violence against Indigenous women and girls?Yes. The majority of the literature on the subject of violence against Indigenous women and girls is unanimous about its historical, sociological, and legal root causes. The 2015 Inter-American Commission on Human Rights report on missing and murdered Indigenous women in British Columbia discussed the systemic and sociological factors responsible for the disproportionate violence faced by Indigenous women in the province. It explained that the disappearances and murders of Indigenous women in Canada are part of a broader pattern of violence and discrimination against these women throughout the country (p11). The report also noted systemic failures in policing, as well as the legacies of Canadian colonization and the persistence of discriminatory laws such as the Indian Act were responsible for the violence (p12).The 2015 United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) report confirmed the broad systemic causes for violence against Indigenous women in Canada. These included the social and economic marginalization of Indigenous women in Canada, failures by the police to promptly and thoroughly investigate instances of violence against Indigenous women, and the reluctance of the federal government to take immediate and effective state action (p3).Can an inquiry examine government policies, laws, and practices?Yes. A national Commission of Inquiry will be able to examine existing laws and policies, as well as the legacies of past laws and policies. A Commission will also have the authority to examine prevalent practices within government agencies that may not be explicitly required by law (and/or may be inconsistent with the law).Can an inquiry examine RCMP policies and conduct? Yes. A national Commission of Inquiry will be able to investigate and examine systemic issues within the RCMP that relate to violence against Indigenous women and girls, including RCMP policies and the conduct of RCMP officers.Can an inquiry examine individual cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls? It is important for the future inquiry to ensure that all investigations of missing and murdered women are thorough and unbiased. It is also important to review cases in a way that highlights both positive practices where they exist, as well as system failings that need to be addressed. If this is consistent with the Commission of Inquiry’s terms of reference, it may be possible for it to examine individual cases.However, given the high volume of implicated cases, individual case reviews for all past cases may not be feasible. More importantly, a public inquiry may not be the most helpful or advantageous way to review individual cases. Rather, an independent civilian investigation unit whose sole purpose and focus is to investigate individual cases may be appropriate. Such a unit could liaise with the Commission but its mandate could extend beyond the life of the Commission. Ultimately, it will be important to ensure that any inquiry or civilian investigation unit reviewing individual cases is independent from government and accountable.#17: How can an inquiry ensure it does not merely duplicate what has been done already by other inquests and inquiries?When setting the inquiry’s terms of reference and determining its scope and tasks, preliminary research and consultation will be required to determine where knowledge gaps exists and how the Commission may be able to fill these gaps. This preliminary research will also be helpful in identifying steps that governments can take right away, without waiting for the results of the inquiry. For a more detailed description and discussion of the findings of past inquiries and reports, as well as a discussion of areas that still require further research and study, please see past work by the Legal Strategy Coalition on Violence Against Indigenous Women.#18: How is the independence of an inquiry ensured?The independence of past Commissions of Inquiry has generally been protected by ensuring that they are established at arm’s length from government. Practically speaking, this would require the Commission to have control over its own budget, structure, and other administrative decisions. In addition, the Commissioners must be seen to be independent, that is, not subject to guidance or direction from government once its initial terms of reference have been provided. It is also important that the Commissioners should not have been part of any past government or agency whose conduct will be examined.#19: Are there any mechanisms to ensure a Commission’s accountability in the process and outcome of an inquiry?Yes. The more proceedings are made open and accessible to the public, the more accountable and transparent the Commission will be perceived to be.Encouraging public scrutiny and media access can also help to ensure accountability.It is worth noting that the ultimate findings of a public inquiry are judicially reviewable by the Federal Court. This means that an individual can apply to the Federal Court to review a Commission’s decisions if it is believed that the decisions included factual or legal errors, failed to follow established procedures, or failed to conform to the scope of the Commission’s mandate.Judicial review can help to ensure a Commission’s accountability.#20: When the inquiry provides recommendations, is there a way to guarantee that these recommendations are implemented?There is no statutory duty to implement the recommendations of a national Commission of Inquiry.However, it is possible to take measures to improve the likelihood of recommendations being implemented. For example, eight years after the release of the final report of the Manitoba Aboriginal Justice Inquiry, the Manitoba government established the Aboriginal Justice Implementation Commission.This Commission was tasked with reviewing the original inquiry recommendations, assessing the extent to which they were implemented, and ultimately directing how they could best be implemented more effectively. What is included in the Commission’s mandate regarding expected outcomes will matter, as will public attention to ensuring that the Commission’s work is orientated towards producing action and concrete measurable change.—last_img read more

New Video Denounces Recruitment of Young Sahrawis to Polisario Militia

first_imgCasablanca- In a recent video posted on YouTube, a young Sahrawi denounced the recruitment of Sahrawi youth to the Polisario’s armed militia.  The video came as a response to another video posted a few weeks ago, in which a Sahrawi called on the Sahrawi population to stand up against the Polisario leadership by defending their rights through a project entitled “A Minute of Truth”.The young Sahrawi in the video identified himself as a member of the Sahrawi Movement for Change, which carried out several initiatives through which it denounced the Polisario leadership. In the video, the young man condemns the recruitment of young Sahrawi people to the Polisario’s militia, citing his own experience as an example. According to him, he was forced to join the militia when he was 15 years old, and spent 1 year training to use weapons.According to the Sahraw whose name was not disclosed, what he experienced as a young soldier in the militia was not an exceptional case. The Polisario requires all Sahrawi children who escaped expatriation to Cuba to spend several years away from their families.The young Sahrawi man also demanded that the leader of the Polisario, Mohamed Abdelaziz, and other officials in the Front be replaced.This video comes after a series of leaked videos in which young Sahrawis denounce what they describe as the abuses committed by the leadership of the Polisario against dissenting voices in the Tindouf camps.In one of the videos posted on YouTube last month, a young  Sahrawi described the dire situation of the population in the camps and called on the international community to find an “urgent resolution” to their long-lasting suffering.Edited by Jessica Rohan© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

UN experts on arbitrary detention to examine conditions in Australia

A United Nations group of experts on the issue of arbitrary detention today announced plans to visit Australia later this month to examine conditions facing those who arrive in the country illegally. The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, which will visit Australia from 24 May to 6 June at the invitation of the Canberra Government, plans to examine Australia’ s administrative custody of unauthorized arrivals in the country. The Working Group will meet with the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs, authorities of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade, and other senior government officials. The Working Group will also meet with representatives of Australian human rights non-governmental organizations and will visit several of the country’s reception facilities as well as processing and detention centres. Findings from the trip will be reported to the UN Commission on Human Rights, which has on numerous occasions encouraged governments to invite the Working Group to their countries so that its experts can discharge their mandate more effectively. Previous fact-finding missions by the Working Group include visits to Romania, the United Kingdom, Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Nepal, Peru and Viet Nam. read more

Security Council backs retaining UN observers along IraqKuwait border

A letter from the Council President to the Secretary-General released today noted that the Council members concurred with Mr. Annan’s recommendation to retain peacekeeping presence until 6 July.Mr. Annan withdrew all UNIKOM personnel from the border region on the eve of hostilities in Iraq but maintained a small headquarters consisting of 12 military officers, 20 essential civilian staff and some local personnel in Kuwait City.UNIKOM was set up in 1991 after the war that followed Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait to monitor the demilitarized zone between the two countries. read more

At Security Council UN chief calls for quantum leap in funding activities

UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeSecretary-General António Guterres addresses Security Council meeting on peacebuilding and sustaining peace.“The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is our common global blueprint to tackle these root causes and create more peaceful, stable and resilient societies, founded on a fair globalization,” he said. Calling for smarter investment in UN peacekeeping missions, he noted that his report also set out several options to increase, restructure and better prioritize funding dedicated to peacebuilding activities.Prevention is the foundation of building and sustaining peace – UN Secretary-General António GuterresHe reiterated his call for a “quantum leap” in Member States’ support for the UN Peacebuilding Fund, concluding that – following the General Assembly’s imminent adoption of a resolution outlining the joint path forward – “now it is time for action.”Also briefing the Council, Dan NecuIÿescu, of Romania, Chair of the UN Peacebuilding Commission, reflected on that body’s role in fostering coherence at the intergovernmental level in the Sahel, Liberia and the Gambia, which in turn allowed the UN to be “more valuable, strategic and effective in the field – where it matters.”Smail Chergui, Commissioner for Peace and Security of the African Union (AU), spotlighted the implementation of an AU Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development Policy, which employs both preventative and stabilization dimensions. He also described the AU’ss quick-impact and peace-strengthening projects and work it carries out through its various liaison offices.Citing critical lessons learned in the AU’s work, he said there is an urgent need to strengthen cooperation in prevention, which remains the most cost-effective, but least-resourced, tool.There is also a need to shift towards a more people-centred paradigm, with a specific focus on peace dividends, especially for women and girls, he said, also stressing that “local perspectives must be incorporated and marginalized communities must be empowered.” “This is first and foremost about enhancing our strategic coherence to support efforts by national governments and their people […] and enhancing support for inclusivity, particularly of those who are frequently marginalized and excluded,” the UN chief told the Security Council during a briefing on his report, Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace.Today’s Council briefing coincided with the UN General Assembly’s two-day meeting on the same topic. In the Assembly, world leaders have recognized that efforts to sustain peace are necessary not only once conflict breaks out but also long beforehand, through preventative measures like dialogue and mediation, and addressing root causes.In April 2016, the General Assembly and the Security Council concurrently adopted what have become known as the ‘sustaining peace resolutions,’ which Mr. Guterres has said send a clear joint message: while Member States have primary responsibility for building and maintaining peace, “we can all do more to strengthen the foundations of stability, wellbeing and cohesion.”The Secretary-General told the Council today that “building and sustaining peace requires addressing the roots of conflict, which often lie in poverty, exclusion, inequality, discrimination and serious violations of human rights,” adding that the human and financial cost of focusing on responding to crises was unsustainable. “Prevention is the foundation of building and sustaining peace,” declared the UN chief, stressing that sustainable, inclusive development – deeply rooted in respect for all human rights – is the world’s best preventative tool against violent conflict and instability.  read more

March Madness UK UConn Ready to Vie For National

En route to tonight’s NCAA Tournament championship game, Connecticut, under second-year coach Kevin Ollie, knocked off the Nos. 2, 3 and 4 seeds and then conquered the No. 1-ranked and favorite to win it all in Florida to get to face Kentucky for the title at AT&T Stadium outside of Dallas.The Wildcats’ ride to the penultimate game was just as compelling and unlikely. Starting five freshman, UK, a No. 8 seed, knocked off Wichita State,  defending-champion Louisville and Michigan to make the Final Four and then took out No. 2 Wisconsin–the last three wins, remarkably, all on last-second three-point jump shots by guard Aaron Harrison.And so, there they are: two teams hardly anyone expected vying for college basketball’s top prize.Kentucky will again play without one of its key assets. Willie Cauley-Stein, the  sophomore center, called it ”heartbreaking” that he would have to watch the championship game from the bench. He hurt his right ankle in his NCAA tournament opener against Kansas State, played with pain in a victory over Wichita State and then aggravated the injury against Louisville.He did not play in a regional final victory over Michigan, and was forced to be a cheerleader for a dramatic 74-73 victory over the Badgers on Saturday night.The 7-foot sophomore said earlier in the week, ”Don’t count me out,” when asked whether he might play at some point during the Final Four. But even after he discarded the walking boot that doctors ordered him to wear, the ankle has never felt good enough to get on the floor.”That’s the only thing I can really do is encourage the team to stay positive,” Cauley-Stein said. ”Even though I can’t play, you know, I still serve a purpose of uplifting people and staying in people’s ear and cheering and stuff like that.”The matchup between small but dynamic UConn backcourt of Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatwright against the larger and controlled twins Aaron and Andrew Harrison promises to be a battle worth watching and could determine who leaves as champions. read more

Clippers Gimenez ready for Indians callup

At the Class AAA level in baseball, lineups can change significantly from one day to the next depending on what is happening with the parent organization. The Cleveland Indians have run into injuries at the beginning of 2010 that have forced them to call up a lot of the talent from the Columbus Clippers. An injury at the major-league level can quickly shift lineups throughout the whole farm system because when one player gets called up, there are players that are called up to replace him at each level of the farm system. When these circumstances arise, a utility player can be a savior. A utility player generally can play multiple positions on the field. Chris Gimenez has shown to be useful at several positions in 2010 for the Clippers. “Chris just has the versatility where he can play outfield, he can play first base, he can play third base and he can play wherever he is needed,” Clippers manager Mike Sarbaugh said. “He did that his first few years in the minor leagues and then we moved him to catcher, which really helped his value. But where we are now, he just moves all around.”A lack of offensive production from the Indians’ catcher position has fans anxiously awaiting the arrival of Clippers catcher Carlos Santana.If Santana leaves, it looks like Gimenez will be the Clippers catcher. “He’s our backup catcher,” Sarbaugh said. “He started the year catching here last year also.” Damaso Espino was the backup catcher for the Clippers for part of 2010, but was sent to the Class AA Akron Aeros. Espino played great defensively, but didn’t offer the offensive production that Gimenez brings. Gimenez has a .289 batting average with 20 RBIs and six home runs. He is among the top five on the team in on-base percentage and slugging percentage. If Santana gets called up to the Indians, they may send catchers Mike Redmond or Lou Marson to the Clippers. Otherwise, the Clippers may bring back Espino to be the backup catcher. read more

Leo and Phil to the rescue Government told to get involved in

first_imgFIANNA FÁIL ARE calling on ministers Leo Varadkar and Phil Hogan to get involved in the fallout from the cancellation of the Garth Brooks concerts.The party’s spokesperson Timmy Dooley says that the Minister for Tourism and Minister for the Environment should meet because Ireland’s image as a tourist destination is at risk of being tarnished.“Around 70,000 of the tickets sold for the five gigs were bought outside the country, providing a massive boost to hotels and restaurants in the Dublin region,”said Dooley.The decision to cancel the concerts will do nothing to promote Dublin or Ireland, and has the potential to damage our international image. Not only are tens of thousands of fans left angry and disappointed, many of them could also be left out of pocket having booked into hotels and B&Bs for the night. Dooley’s call comes as the country and western singer cast doubt on any shows going ahead, saying in a statement last night that “for us, it is five shows or none at all”.Fianna Fáil does not specifically say what steps should be taken but urges the two ministers to immediately “explore all the options open to them”.But speaking on Newstalk Breakfast this morning, the Green Party’s North Inner City councillor Ciarán Cuffe questioned, “how many people were silly enough to book plane tickets from New Zealand before planning was approved”.Cuffe also came to the defence of residents who objected to the concert, saying that they “feel let down by the GAA who they’ve felt bulled by since the expansion of Croke Park went ahead 20 years ago”.He said that the residents of Clonliffe Road have had people urinating in their gardens over the years, adding that he feels Garth Brooks fans would be “in a different class to One Direction fans” but that he doesn’t make any judgements on anyone.Read: Have a ticket to a cancelled Garth Brooks gig? Here’s how you can get a refund >Opinion: Fiends in high places – Garth Brooks and the national malaise >last_img read more

Jemtegaard community says goodbye to school building

first_imgclick to enlarge WASHOUGAL — Linda Cawley Herrmann parked her car at Jemtegaard Middle School about 5 p.m. Friday and, nearly a minute later, was flooded with memories of what it was like to teach at the school.The rain was falling, so Herrmann hopped out of her car and ran to get under a nearby awning. Water crashed down over the side of the building and splashed at her feet.“The water pours over the gutters like the Bonneville Dam,” said Herrmann, who taught English language arts at the school from 2007 to 2012. “It all came back to me right then. It was like I hadn’t been gone a day.”Herrmann returned to the school Friday for Jemtegaard’s One Last Time celebration. Jemtegaard, which opened in 1981, will be knocked down at the end of the school year. Students are moving to a replacement Jemtegaard Middle School starting in the fall.The Washougal School District invited former and current teachers, students and staff to a barbecue Friday to say goodbye to the original school.The rain was a fitting going-away present, as many memories of the building itself were tied to how Jemtegaard handled the weather. The school has an open concept, with separate buildings and a need to go outside to get from one location to the next.last_img read more

The Cost of Cold Staying warm near Fairbanks

first_imgThe home of Jeremy Eberhardt and Ember Kalama, located in Fox, just outside Fairbanks. Eberhardt says that for him, using wood for fuel is about more than just saving money; it’s part of his Alaskan upbringing. (Courtesy of Jeremy Eberhardt)Interior Alaska is known for extreme cold in the winter. But because Fairbanks doesn’t have easy access to natural gas, most people use pricey fuel oil to heat their homes. And as a result, many families turn to a cheaper local resource to bring down their heating bills: wood. But wood contributes to an air quality problem that has Fairbanks in trouble with federal regulators.Listen nowEven with the downsides, one family says that wood is still their best option.Jeremy Eberhardt and Ember Kalama live about 10 miles outside of Fairbanks with their four kids.Kalama moved here from Hawaii when she was in her teens, but Eberhardt was born and raised here. He calls 20 below “T-shirt weather.” And he says burning wood for fuel is about more than just saving money; the whole process of chopping, drying, and hauling it is part of his Alaskan upbringing and something he’s teaching his kids.“I don’t know what the kids think, but I think it’s a pretty good activity,” Eberhardt said. “It’s something that you kind of hand down… I did it with my parents and… my grandfather. And… I guess I’m passing the torch as you would say to them.”But money is definitely part of it too. Kalama works in the plumbing industry, and Eberhardt is a mechanic. They say their income varies year to year, and it would take a real bite out of their budget if they were paying for heating fuel.They did heat their home that way several years ago and Eberhardt says it cost them at least $700 a month.The price of oil has gone down a bit since then, but Eberhardt says wood is still a lot cheaper. The only money they spend is on chainsaw and truck fuel and minor maintenance costs — less than $1,000 a year. They get the trees from their property or a nearby homestead that belonged to Eberhardt’s grandfather.“I do all the chainsaw work,” Eberhardt said. “So I’m always cutting it or stacking with the Bobcat, moving it around. And the kids and Ember helped me haul it.”Jeremy Eberhardt standing next to his family’s forced air furnace – it burns wood and distributes the warm air throughout the house. (Ravenna Koenig/ Alaska’s Energy Desk)The part of the Fairbanks area where Eberhardt and Kalama live is a bit north of town — it’s not where the air quality issue is the worst. Even so, Eberhardt acknowledges that it’s a problem.But Eberhardt also says that part of what makes the situation so bad is that people are burning wet wood.“We have a lot of people that sell wood in the Interior that… aren’t taking care of it, and aren’t seasoning it properly,” Eberhardt said. “And in the midst of the winter when it gets cold and there’s a lot of people begging for firewood, these people are popping up going ‘oh, I got all this dry wood’ you know and it really isn’t.”Eberhradt wishes more wood sellers and users would take the time to properly dry the wood.Eberhardt and Kalama don’t use an average wood stove to heat their home. On the bottom floor of their house they have a forced air furnace —  a big hulking thing about the size of Eberhardt himself — connected to a duct, which distributes the warm air throughout the house.On a typical day, Eberhardt says he adds wood to the furnace about three times. He says on the days when the temperature dips well under zero, he gets a feeling of satisfaction, knowing how hard he worked to keep the house warm.last_img read more

Alia Bhatt has no time for Ranbir Kapoor but Deepika Padukone makes

first_imgRanbir Kapoor, Deepika PadukoneInstagramThere might have been a bitter past for Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone but the ex-lovers still make for a crackling pair in Bollywood. And it looks like filmmaker Luv Ranjan has pulled off a casting coup of sort by bringing Ranbir and Deepika together after 4 years on celluloid.Earlier, it was reported that Alia Bhatt was first offered the role opposite her real-life love interest Ranbir Kapoor. And since Alia was finding it difficult to commit her time to the film, the role went straight to Deepika’s kitty. It is also being said that Alia and Ranbir have apparently decided not to work together after Brahmastra for personal reasons.Deepika was convinced to play the role opposite Ranbir as it was author-backed and the film’s plot will be revolving around the female’s character. The film also stars Ajay Devgn who has earlier worked with Luv Ranjan in De De Pyaar De which was loved by the audience. Ranbir Kapoor, Brahmastra director Ayan Mukerji and Alia BhattTwitterA few months ago, Deepika and Ranbir had appeared together in an advertisement and the ex-lovers had floored their fans with their playful chemistry. They were last seen Imtiaz Ali’s Tamasha (2015) and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) post their break-up. They first starred together in Yash Raj Films’ Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008).Both Deepika and Ranbir are currently in a happy phase with their respective partners. While Deepika got married to her long-time boyfriend Ranveer Singh last year, Ranbir recently came back to Mumbai after holidaying in New York with his ladylove Alia Bhatt.On the work front, Deepika is currently busy shooting for Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak and Ranveer Singh starrer 83 directed by Kabir Singh. Ranbir, on the other hand, has filmed most of his portions in Brahmastra which is being directed by Ayan Mukerji and will be seen in Karan Malhotra’s directorial venture Shamshera which also stars Sanjay Dutt and Vaani Kapoor.last_img read more

National Poetry Month Always In MediasRes By Ji Yoon Lee

first_img Courtesy of the poetJi Yoon Lee In this sound portrait, we meet poet Ji Yoon Lee. She tells us about the book that brought her closer to poetry, how writing poems allows her to find a coherent self and why poetry is about integrity. She reads her poem, “Always in Medias-Res.”Ji Yoon Lee is an immigrant-poet-translator. Her collaborative translation of Korean feminist poet Kim Yideum’s Cheer Up, Femme Fatale was shortlisted for the Lucien Stryk Asian Translation Prize. She is the author of the poetry collections, Foreigner’s Folly (Coconut Books, 2014), Funsize/Bitesize (Birds of Lace, 2013) and IMMA (Radioactive Moat, 2012). Her translation of Kim Yideum’s novel, Blood Sisters, is forthcoming from Deep Vellum Publishing. Born in South Korea, Lee received her MFA from the University of Notre Dame and is a student in the University of Houston Creative Writing Program. She teaches yoga. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: View Fullscreen 00:00 /07:54center_img Listen X This poem is reprinted with permission of the author.Music used: New York (excerpt) and Comptine by Alexandra Stréliski from Pianoscope, Magic Hour (excerpt) by Kenji Bunch from Ahn Trio: Lullaby For My Favorite Insomniac and Memory Palace (excerpt) by Christopher Cerrone from Ian David Rosenbaum: Memory PalaceTo learn more about this series, go here. Sharelast_img read more

BBCs Plan to Extend iPlayer Catchup Window Wins Provisional Approval

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety The BBC’s contentious plan to extend the catchup window on its iPlayer service to a year or more has been given a provisional green light by British media regulator Ofcom.The pubcaster, worried about the rise of global streamers Netflix and Amazon, has set out plans to extend the period that content is available on the iPlayer from 30 days to 12 months or even longer for some content, including kids’ shows. Commercial broadcaster and pubcaster rivals, as well as some producers, have voiced concerns over the plan. Ofcom acknowledged the likely impact on the British TV sector, but said Wednesday that the benefit to the viewing public justifies the changes.“With the U.K. broadcasting sector evolving, and audiences’ expectations changing, the BBC needs to keep pace,” Ofcom said. “We have provisionally found that the proposed changes to BBC iPlayer would pose challenges for other public service broadcasters’ video-on-demand services. But in our view, the changes could also deliver significant public value over time. They could increase choice and availability of public-service broadcast content, and help ensure the BBC remains relevant in the face of changing viewing habits.”center_img The regulator said the BBC plans should be subject to ongoing scrutiny. It plans to consult further on its provisional conclusions on iPlayer and will publish a final decision by August.In its detailed review of the BBC plans, Ofcom estimates that viewing would increase by up to 52% as a result of the changes.A year-long catchup window would alter the landscape for producers, whose long-term rights ownership is enshrined in British law. But Ofcom said the changes would not harm competition in the production sector. It said that any decrease in the value of rights in later windows would be offset in a rise in the primary payment.last_img read more

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first_img News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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August 20, 2009 – The White House announced today it will spend $1.2 billion in federal grants for electronic health records (EHR) systems, marking the first wave of funding in a series of HITECH priority grant programs, laying the groundwork for meaningful use of EHRs. According to David Blumenthal, M.D., national coordinator for health information technology, “These programs will offer valuable help to healthcare providers in the selection and incorporation of EHRs into clinical practice, and for states and their designates to assure that statewide information exchange is developed with an eye toward nationwide connectivity across the healthcare system.”It’s no coincidence that these two grant programs are leading the way.  Key to the successful adoption and meaningful use of EHRs is the assurance that providers have the help and guidance they need to select, implement and maintain a certified EHR system.  In addition, we need the various and often disparate local, statewide and regional systems to work together, regardless of location and differing state and federal standards or policies, to enhance patient care. The first grant program, the Health Information Technology Extension Program, will fund dozens of health information technology regional extension centers across the country. The regional extension centers will offer hospitals and clinicians hands-on technical assistance to support meaningful use of certified EHR systems. A national Health Information Technology Research Center (HITRC) will also be created to help the regional centers collaborate with each other, and serve as a national clearinghouse to identify and share best practices and experiences so that providers can learn from what others have gone through as they’ve put such systems in place.  The second grant program will help states and qualified state-designated entities (SDEs) to develop or align the necessary policies, procedures and network systems to assist electronic information exchange within and across states, and ultimately throughout the healthcare system. “Key to this program’s overall success will be technical, legal and financial support for information exchanges across health care providers,” said Dr. Blumenthal.For more information on the HITECH priority grants program and application requirements: http://healthit.hhs.gov/HITECHgrants  FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | August 20, 2009 White House Rolls Out $1.2 Million for HITECH Priority Grants Program Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. 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Intrepid Group Chimu team up for new Antarctic operations

first_img NEW YORK — Intrepid Group and Chimu Adventures have announced a new program of sustainable small-group polar expeditions operated by the joint venture partners under the Peregrine Adventures flag, Intrepid’s premium brand.Starting in October 2020, the charter will operate on the newly refurbished Ocean Endeavour ship and marks the next step in the joint partnership between Intrepid and Chimu, with the two companies now one of the largest sellers of Antarctica globally.The new range also marks the return of Intrepid Group’s Peregrine Adventures brand to Antarctic waters and makes Intrepid Group a truly seven continent operator, says Intrepid Group CEO James Thornton.“We know there is a huge appetite for a more sustainable and experiential style of cruise, so we’re thrilled that this partnership will take Peregrine back to operating polar expeditions in our own small group sustainable style,” says Thornton.The Ocean Endeavour carries 199 travellers and has a range of accommodation options, including single cabins, as well as an onboard health and wellness center with saunas, a well-equipped gym, yoga classes, and a salt water pool.More news:  Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaWith an ratio of one expedition leader to eight guests, a diverse range of on- and off-board activities, and rigorous sustainability standards, Greg Carter, co-founder of Chimu Adventures, says passengers “can feel assured the most important details are taken care of.”Travellers will have the chance to explore the White Continent on a range of optional activities with specialized guides such as sea kayaking, snowshoeing, photography tours and ice-camping.All departures will be carbon offset and eco-friendly measures will include no single-use plastic, a reusable water bottle for every guest and only sustainable seafood will be served onboard.“We are seeing an increasing appetite from travellers of all ages to visit Antarctica. They want to get closer to nature and understand the world we live in,” says Carter.“Antarctica needs advocates and tourism creates a global constituency of people ready to support – and indeed fund – its preservation. When you’re there, you see how fragile the earth is and that really does inspire travelers to come back with a renewed momentum to protect the planet.”More news:  Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from OttawaWith voyages to the continent starting from US$4,990, Intrepid Group CEO James Thornton said the new polar program makes the Antarctic more affordable than ever before, without compromising on sustainable tourism.Peregrine Adventures is seeing 27% growth in its 40th year, driven by growth in the brand’s adventure cruising range, including a new boat in the Galapagos Islands. Travelweek Group Thursday, December 20, 2018 Tags: Chimu Adventures, Intrepid Group, Peregrine Adventures Intrepid Group, Chimu team up for new Antarctic operationscenter_img Posted by Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

OAG marks six months of capacity growth LCCs lead the way

first_imgGlobal aviation capacity growth is gathering speed, this month recording a 5% increase on capacity growth when compared to February 2009, and it appears the Low Cost Carriers sector is leading the way.Both global frequency of flights as well as capacity went up this February, by 5% and 4% respectively says OAG in its latest global report, with all regions recording positive growth except for North America.“It is fascinating how much the movement in flight frequency and seat capacity seems to reflect the regional economic situation,” said Mario Hardy, OAG Aviation VP Asia Pacific.“Asia’s economy (except Japan) is gradually and carefully recovering and so are parts of Europe/the Middle East/Africa region, while North America and Japan appear to have difficulty and are struggling to come out of this recession.”The low cost carrier sector, which accounts for 19% of global figures continue to lead the way, with both global service frequency and capacity up by 11%.With network expansion back on the agenda, a number of new routes are being launched this month, with 174 of these coming from the Asia Pacific region and Chinese carriers leading the way here. <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/2ae9e/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.Xlast_img read more

Mortgage Apps Up 09 as Interest Rates Slide

first_img Share in Daily Dose, Headlines, News, Origination May 21, 2014 471 Views The refinance side of the mortgage market saw yet another pickup in application activity in mid-May, boosting total volumes for the third straight week.The Mortgage Bankers Association’s Market Composite Index, a weekly released measure of loan application volume, edged up a seasonally adjusted 0.9 percent for the week ending May 16, the group reported. Removing seasonal touches, the index rose just 0.4 percent week-over-week.Mike Fratantoni, MBA’s chief economist, said the recent downward trend in mortgage rates—which hit a six-month low last week—has helped push up demand for loans.”Renewed concerns about the state of the global economy, particularly in Europe, led to a flight to quality to US Treasury securities, thereby pushing interest rates down in the US,” Fratantoni said.MBA’s measure of refinance applications rose 4 percent over the previous week, bringing the refinance share of total applications up to 52 percent.At the same time, the association’s seasonally adjusted Purchase Index dropped 3 percent. The latest decrease is more sour news for a market segment that will need to strengthen as refinance volumes remain more than 65 percent below last year’s levels.center_img Mortgage Applications Mortgage Bankers Association Mortgage Rates Purchase Loans Refinance 2014-05-21 Tory Barringer Mortgage Apps Up 0.9% as Interest Rates Slidelast_img read more

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first_imgDallas, Texas – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineWhile Cowboys Stadium may have failed to break the Super Bowl attendance record, Million Air Dallas succeeded in a record number of flight arrivals and departures throughout the course of the weekend – Thursday, February 3 -Monday, February 7.Record numbers of 195 arrivals and 106,000 total gallons of fuel pumped were partly a result of bizarre winter storms that dumped snow on the ill-equipped city, causing both Dallas Love Field and Dallas/Fort Worth Airports to shut down completely on Friday morning. Airline cancellations topped 20,000. The alternate airport of choice quickly became Addison Airport (ADS), home of Million Air Dallas, a mere eight miles to the north.Thanks to the support of its sister locations, Million Air Dallas was equipped for the winter storm conditions and record traffic. Million Air Salt Lake provided a much-needed de-ice truck, which was a primary reason why aircraft chose to fly into ADS. Employee volunteers traveled from Houston, San Antonio and Salt Lake City to service the influx of customers.Pilots who awaited their passengers were treated to a party of their own on Sunday night. Million Air Dallas enhanced its upstairs lounge with additional couches and big screen televisions donated by Rent-A-Center, and offered a catered meal from Cantino Laredo, sponsored by AVFUEL.Million Air Dallas also set up an official NFL store where arriving and departing passengers conveniently purchased souvenir Super Bowl items.www.millionair.comlast_img read more

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