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first_imgTwo RCMP officers are being allocated to areas where they will help prevent crime. The Pictou Landing First Nation, which serves five reserves, will have a provincial police officer to help support the community while a new liaison officer will be assigned to the Northumberland Regional High School in Alma. The addition of the new officers is part of government’s ongoing commitment to creating safer communities. “We want to prevent crime before it happens and these new officers will enable us to be proactive, not just reactive,” said Mr. Landry. “We are investing in public safety and the security of all residents of Pictou County, as the officers will also work outside of their assigned areas.” Since 2006, the province has provided funding for an additional 150 enforcement officers who have been allocated throughout the province. This raises Nova Scotia’s number of police per capita above the national average. “In these fiscally challenging times we must be very strategic about how we allocate our resources,” said Mr. Landry. “I believe this investment makes strong sense for this community.” Pictou Landing First Nation Chief Anne Francis-Muise welcomes the new officer to her community. “Our First Nations are facing significant challenges and this will have an immediate, positive impact,” she said. Robert Ballantyne, principal of Northumberland Regional High School, said students from the rural communities will benefit greatly from a justice presence. “This demonstrates that we are one community working together and it will help our students with the tough issues they face,” he said. The positions will become effective immediately.last_img read more

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first_imgAKULIVIK, Que. – A woman who saw police fatally shoot a man suspected of killing three people in this northern Quebec village says she hasn’t been able to sleep since Saturday’s incident.Meeko Aliqu said she ran outside of her home after her 17-year-old son told her there had been a stabbing, and witnessed the confrontation between the police officers and the 19-year-old suspect.“The police officer said ‘Drop it! Drop it!’ in Inuktitut,” she told The Canadian Press in a phone interview.She said officers with Kativik Regional Police fired when the suspect did not drop his knife.“The police officer he shot him — maybe eight shots, I don’t know,” she said. She said the suspect got up and tried to enter a residence before being shot again.“He’s going inside the house but the police officer, he shot again one more time inside the house,” said Aliqu.Quebec’s police watchdog the independent investigations unit said it’s alleged the suspect broke into three homes and stabbed five people. Three of the victims, including a 10-year-old boy, died. Two others suffered serious injuries and were taken to hospital Saturday.The agency issued a statement Sunday saying the two wounded were “now considered out of danger.”Residents say the tragedy has shaken Akulivik, a remote village located on a peninsula jutting into Hudson Bay, some 1,700 km north of Montreal.“The whole region is in shock and is devastated. We’re receiving messages from all over the world sending us support,” said David Qaqutuk, a manager with the regional landholding corporation.He says everyone knows everyone in the close-knit town, where residents are known to share food and take care of each other.“All of the victims were the quiet kind. I never noticed the suspect being angry or anything,” he said.While he won’t speculate on the causes of the tragedy, he said the small towns lacks resources to help people who are struggling.“We don’t have any AA meetings or healing facilities,” he said. “The only thing that can help is in Kuujjuaq (600 km away), when not everyone wants to be there.”In a statement released Saturday, the investigations unit said police intercepted the suspect as he was preparing to enter a fourth residence while armed with a knife.According to preliminary information, police fired to stop the suspect from entering, then fired a second fatal shot when he began to move toward the officers.The investigations unit sent a team to the village to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting.Quebec provincial police, who are investigating the stabbings, said their officers were at the scene but did not provide any other updates as of early Sunday afternoon.———By Morgan Lowrie in Montreallast_img read more

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first_imgCALGARY – A former official in the Obama White House says she has seen glimmers of optimism even as U.S. President Donald Trump dismantles much of his predecessor’s legacy.Tina Tchen was special assistant to former president Barack Obama, chief of staff to former first lady Michelle Obama and the executive director of the former administration’s Council on Women and Girls.She says she believes cultural shifts that took place during the Obama years can withstand the current political climate.In a speech to a Canadian Women’s Foundation breakfast in Calgary, Tchen likened it to climbing a mountain in left-to-right switchbacks rather than straight up.“We are perhaps in one of those moments, certainly in my country, where this switchback is taking us backward, at a time when there’s no one at the top driving change forward, and it’s certainly a time of struggle,” she said Thursday.In an interview, Tchen admitted to feeling discouraged at times as she watches policies that took years of work disappear in a matter of months. She cited as examples rollbacks of Obama-era guidelines on campus sexual assault as well as on rules meant to address pay inequality.“I know that there are real people who are going to be harmed,” she said.“We can’t be exhausted because there’s too much at stake. We can’t let down our guard. We can’t give up.”But while top-down policies from Washingon can sometimes nudge things along, real long-term progress happens at the community level, she suggested.“We think about LGBT issues entirely differently and we’re not going back. We think about women in the workplace entirely differently and we’re not going back,” Tchen said.“The genie’s out of the bottle and those progressive issues aren’t going to change.”Tchen has returned to her work as a lawyer in a private practice, where she is devoting much of her attention to fostering change in the corporate world.Gender discrimination, sexual harassment and diversity in the workplace have been seen as only human resources issues for too long, she said.The scandal surrounding disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s behaviour toward women has brought those issues to the fore, as have the many women coming forward to share their own experiences with sexual harassment and assault using the #metoo hashtag.Tchen said more and more business leaders are realizing that neglecting to properly handle cases of misconduct can destroy their business.“If you don’t have a culture of compliance and respect for your workers across the board, then that can lead to workers cheating your customers or defrauding the government,” she said.“Because if company management tolerates or even engages in unlawful acts of sexual harassment or worse, then why would employees expect management to do business honestly or respect consumer protection laws?”last_img read more

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first_imgThe death of Lindsay Marie Jackson is considered suspicious.Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsRCMP in central Alberta are seeking tips as they investigate the death of Lindsay Marie Jackson, 25.The young widow was reported missing on Sept. 22; then her body recovered from the North Saskatchewan River on Oct. 3 near the hamlet of Duvernay, Alta.“She has four kids she left behind and a big family – a mom and dad and two brothers,” said her cousin Andrea Jackson.“Lindsay had a lot of people that loved her.”RCMP did not reveal the cause of death in a statement released Friday.They said the Major Crimes Unit – North was working the case with St. Paul RCMP and the Forensic Identification Section.Andrea said Lindsay lost her husband and older brother in the same fatal motor vehicle collision in 2015.“She used laughter to deal with that tragedy. She had an audacious sense of humour,” Andrea added in a telephone interview.“She was an all around funny girl…Everyone gravitated to her.”Lindsay was from Saddle Lake Cree Nation and also spent time in Edmonton.RCMP spokesman Cpl. Ron Bumbry said she was last seen at a residence in Saddle Lake on Sept. 22 and “there was a general concern for her safety and well-being.”Her father, Barry Bernard, expressed confidence in the two police investigators he had met.“They really showed initiative; they wanted to help,” he said from his home Friday.Mom Shelley Jackson said the last two weeks were hard without texts or Facebook posts from Lindsay.“I still wish I could see my daughter,” she said.The family was together in Saddle Lake Friday afternoon and planned to visit the Sandro Bridge over the river, as a way to remember Lindsay.“I loved her laugh,” said her brother Andrew Jackson. “We all loved her.”Her other brother, Raymond Jackson, said Lindsay was known for cracking people up with funny catch phrases.He said it gave them all some comfort thinking she was now reunited with her husband, whom she badly missed.Anyone with information is asked to contact St. Paul RCMP at 1-780-645-8870 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the P3 Tips app.Kmartens@aptn.ca@katmartelast_img read more

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first_imgTORONTO — Ontario’s financial watchdog is set to release his latest assessment of the province’s economy and the government’s fiscal outlook this morning.Financial Accountability Officer Peter Weltman is expected to discuss his fall economic and budget outlook at a news conference at 10 a.m.It will be his first such report since the Progressive Conservatives took office in June.The FAO issued its spring economic outlook just weeks before the provincial election, saying the province’s deficit would jump to almost $12 billion in 2018 as a result of higher spending in the budget presented by the then-governing Liberals, as well as weak revenue gains.The Liberals had projected a deficit of $6.7 billion, a figure that was also called into question by Ontario’s auditor general.The Tories have since accepted the auditor general’s accounting but say a commission of inquiry and financial review convened to examine government spending found the province’s deficit will grow to $15 billion this year.Weltman, meanwhile, announced this summer he would look into the new government’s cancellation of the cap-and-trade program in order to determine how much that decision will end up costing the province.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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The TNA had already announced that former Supreme Court Judge C.V. Wigneswaran will be the Chief Ministerial candidate of the TNA for the polls in the north.Meanwhile reports from Jaffna also said that the wife of former LTTE Trincomalee political head Elilan may contest the northern provincial council elections under the TNA ticket. (Colombo Gazette) Anandasangaree was once a strong critic of the LTTE, even at the time when the TNA was accused of being the political voice of the LTTE. Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) leader V. Anandasangaree has been included in the list of candidates of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to contest the provincial council elections in the north.According to reports from the north, Anandasangaree will contest the elections from the Killinochchi district. Meanwhile Tamil media reports from the north also said that PLOTE leader Dharmalingham Sidharthan will contest the polls under the TNA ticket in Jaffna. read more

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The United Nations (UN) says many still face discrimination and hate in Sri Lanka, despite the end of the war.In a message to mark the International Day of Peace 2017, UN Resident Coordinator, Ms. Una McCauley said that much needs to be done to ensure that everyone can participate equally in shaping the way forward for Sri Lanka, particularly in the areas of peacebuilding and reconciliation. “In Sri Lanka, the war is over. Yet many still face discrimination and hate. We still have the opportunity to work together for lasting peace. So much needs to be done to ensure that everyone can participate equally in shaping the way forward for the country, particularly in the areas of peacebuilding and reconciliation. It also means that we must respect each other’s religion, race, culture, values and political beliefs. We need to accept and work with each other’s differences if we are to make any meaningful progress. As long as discrimination, intolerance and inequality are encouraged or ignored, then our efforts are in vain,” she said. “We can bring hope to those who seek our protection and understanding. Only then can we say we are working together to ensure respect, safety and dignity for all,” she added.Each year on September 21, the International Day of Peace is observed. The United Nations General Assembly has declared the day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, within and among all nations and peoples. She notes that standing against injustice also calls us to be compassionate through our words and actions, especially towards those most vulnerable, not just within our own communities but also beyond. The theme this year is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All,” with a particular focus on the plight of refugees and migrants throughout the world. Their suffering highlights the urgency with which we must find lasting solutions and work towards protecting the human rights of all.“This International Day of Peace, let us think about all refugees and migrants living in fragile contexts, who are suffering the consequences of injustice and discrimination. Let us also do our utmost to ensure an environment where hate and intolerance are not accepted, as we work towards sustaining peace in Sri Lanka,” Una McCauley said. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 3, 2017 4:56 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 3, 2017 at 5:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Alberta finance minister to review beer tax trade ruling after findings leaked CALGARY – Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci says he’s disappointed a report on the province’s beer tax policy was leaked and he’ll be taking time to review the findings.Ceci said Thursday that the government should have had almost a month to privately review the findings of the three-member Agreement on Internal Trade panel, which looked into whether Alberta’s policies to boost its craft beer industry violated trade rules.He said the complainant, Artisan Ales Consulting, showed a lack of respect for the process by leaking the panel’s report when it came out.“Given the leak by the complainant, in this case, we’ve been denied that opportunity to look at this in a fulsome way and correct any issues we found, if there were any, so we’re disappointed they decided to act unilaterally in that way and demonstrate bad faith,” said Ceci.Artisan Ales co-owner Mike Tessier said releasing the report early doesn’t change the findings of the panel.“I don’t care, the answer’s the answer.”The panel, in a two-to-one decision, found the government’s policy of providing what amounts to beer tax rebates to Alberta small breweries discriminates against out-of-province beers sold in Alberta.Ceci said he will be taking time to review the panel’s findings, but still believes the grant program meets trade agreements.The Alberta government also faces a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of its beer policies, with the court case set to resume in September.Ceci made his remarks at a Calgary farmers market, as he announced that craft beers and spirits will be allowed to be sold at approved markets across the province. read more

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Former Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore addresses the media during the 2017 NFL Combine in the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Credit: Ashley Nelson | Sports DirectorINDIANAPOLIS — Marshon Lattimore has come a long way from Glenville High School in Cleveland. From a receiving a devastating hamstring injury that nearly ruined his chances of playing football to becoming the No. 1 ranked cornerback in the 2017 NFL Draft, Lattimore has found a way to keep his dreams of playing in the NFL alive.His opening statement in the Indiana Convention Center on Sunday during the NFL combine reflected just that.“It’s just a blessing to be in the position I am today,” he said. “Because, I didn’t even know if I was going to play or not. If I was going to be healthy enough to play.”Lattimore had problems with his hamstring in both 2014 and 2015, and was kept off the field for essentially the entirety of both seasons. But, after a long rehab process and a few more gray hairs for his coaching staff watching anxiously to see if his legs would hold up in 2016, Lattimore will likely hear his name called in the top half of the first round of the NFL draft.NFL teams erred on the side of caution with the speedy cornerback, and wasted no time getting right to the point about his pesky hamstrings. Lattimore laughed when asked about how teams addressed his previous injury, and said it was the first question asked by many.Whether Lattimore can remain healthy remains to be seen, but the numbers he put up in 2016 paired with a clean bill of health following the end of the season should bode well for the Ohio native.With four interceptions, one returned for a touchdown, and nine pass deflections, along with stellar lateral quickness and top-end speed, his designation as the draft’s best cornerback is all too obvious.With OSU quickly becoming a haven for top secondary talent, Lattimore was around more than a few current NFL cornerbacks in his time with the Buckeyes. The most notable of those players,Lattimore said, have been New York Giant Eli Apple, Denver Bronco Bradley Roby and fellow 2017 NFL Draft prospect Gareon Conley.“I played with Eli, so I learned a lot from him,” he said. “Learned a lot from Bradley Roby. I wasn’t there when he was there so I just talked to him. I asked him about certains things, certain techniques and they give me feedback all the time. Even with Gareon, because he started a year before I even started, so I look at all of them for help.”The New York Jets seem like the most likely landing spot for Lattimore barring any unforeseen issues ahead of the draft. A team that is struggling to defend the pass and just released arguably its best cornerback could use the services of a cornerback with the skill level of Lattimore.However, the Jets might be interested in Leonard Fournette, would would essentially guarantee Lattimore to drop to the eighth pick and make him a Carolina Panther.And if he is picked in the top 10, he knows exactly who to thank.“At Ohio State, the prepare you the best, I feel like,” Lattimore said. “We perform in college, and then we perform in the league. Me, Gareon … all eight players in the draft just trying to continue that.”The combine concludes on Monday, and the 2017 NFL Draft kicks off on April 27 in Philadelphia. read more

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baby Mrs MacDonald thanked all those involved on Monday and said her son, who has a sister named Fearne, was “doing fine”.Jonathan Mustard, aeronautical operations controller for HM Coastguard, said it was just the second time a baby had been born on board a coastguard helicopter.He added: ”The last one was born over Lunna Holm, Shetland, in December 2012. It’s rare to hear that our helicopter launched with seven people on board but were preparing to land with eight. Congratulations mum and dad.”Another baby was born on a Royal navy rescue helicopter in 2013 on way to Cornwall from the Isles of Scilly. A baby was born at 1,400ft inside a coastguard helicopter after his mother went into labour while visiting the Isles of Scilly.Torran MacDonald weighed in at 7lb 8z, above Penzance, Cornwall, on Saturday night, after emergency crews received a call for assistance.The rescue helicopter from Newquay picked up a midwife before airlifting Alicia and Sandy MacDonald from St Mary’s Airport.The couple from Inverness were on the islands so that Mrs MacDonald could conduct the ceremony for a friend’s wedding and went into labour earlier than expected.Torran was born, with the help of the midwife, Linda Benson, as the aircraft was en route to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro. Baby Torran at the Royal Cornwall HospitalCredit:PA Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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The UK has a shortage of charging points for electric cars, new figures show, as a charity warns that drivers are taking risks to charge their vehicles.The number of electric cars on Britain’s roads has grown six times faster over the last five years than that of public charging points, according to research carried out by consumer protection charity Electrical Safety First.The poor infrastructure has resulted in 75 per cent of electric vehicle owners admitting that they use domestic multi-socket extension leads to charge their cars from the mains in their home.Over half confessed to using the extension lead when it’s raining, the research found.A survey by the charity of 1,500 electric vehicle owners, including all electric and hybrids, also found that 75 per cent of those who charge using a domestic extension lead have created a “daisy-chain” to reach their vehicle, despite the heightened risk of electric shock and fire. Owners of electric cars, made by brands such as Tesla, are struggling to charge their cars due to lack of Government investment, the charity have saidCredit:Justin Sullivan/Getty Images North America Martyn Allen, technical director at Electrical Safety First, said the Government need to invest in adequate infrastructure in order to achieve their aim for all cars to zero emission by 2040.He said: “Our research shows a direct link between a lack of electric vehicle infrastructure and vehicle owners charging dangerously.“A modern Britain also needs to be a safe one and Electrical Safety First is urging the government and local authorities to ensure that the infrastructure is in place to support the rapid increase in numbers of electric vehicles on our roads.”The data, obtained from the Department for Transport, also revealed the UK’s “postcode lottery” when it comes to accessibility of charging points, the charity said.In London, there are 2.6 charging points per 10,000 residents, whilst in Wales there are 1.03.Are you the owner of an electric car? Do youagree that more infrastructure needs to be in place? Tell us in the comments section below and in the Telegraph Motoring Club Facebook Group. To join the conversation in the comments log in to your Telegraph account or register for free, here. The figures show that the rate of licensed plug-in vehicles is “drastically out-pacing” the number of charging points, the charity said.In 2014, there were just under 26,000 electric cars registered in the UK with 3251 charging locations. But by 2018, the number of plug in vehicles grew to 186,386 – with only 6669 charging points. tesla Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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first_imgGmail voice and video chat have been around for years, but it was just one year ago that Google made calling from Gmail to mobile and landlines possible thanks to Google Voice. Calls in the U.S. and Canada were made free and international calls came with a pretty reasonable rate. Today, however, Google announced that it was opening up international calls to 38 new languages.Users can now buy calling credit in euros, British pounds, Canadian dollars, or U.S. dollars. There’s no connection fees, so you’re literally only paying for the time you’re talking. Google also lowered the prices of its calling rates to over 150 countries worldwide. You can now call mobile phones in the U.K., France or Germany for just 10 cents a minute. It’s even less if you’re just calling a landline at 2 cents a minute. Calls to mobile phones in Mexico will cost you fifteen cents a minute and any phone number in China and India costs just 2 cents to call.The pricing isn’t that different from Skype’s rates in some cases. For example, a call to a landline in Japan is 2 cents per minute, and 2.6 cents per minute using Skype. However, a call to a mobile phone in Japan is 6.5 cents less per minute on Google.Google says it’s rolling out the feature over the next few days. If it’s available in your country you’ll see the little green phone icon at the top of your chat list. Calls to the U.S. or Canada from those countries will still be free at least for the rest of 2011, Google said. That makes us wonder what will happen in 2012? Will Google take away the free service?via Google Voice Bloglast_img read more

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first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The news did rounds in Greek media all over the world. The Hellenic Parliament announced that it would be lit up in rainbow colours, in celebration of the 2018 Athens Pride March. As soon as the announcement was made, backlash ensued, as conservative commentators from all parts of the political spectrum objected to the Speaker of the House, Nikos Voutsis granting permission for the colours of the LGBTIQ flag to be projected on the historic building.In fact, reality proved to be different than what both sides of the debate had envisioned. When the day to hold the event arrived, only a small part of the building was lit up with the rainbow flag, in a symbolic gesture, much to the disappointment of LGBTIQ activists who were hoping for a more assertive embrace by the country’s legislative body.A photoshopped artist’s impression of the projection, which circulated in media, raising the expectations of LGBTIQ activistsWhat caused further confusion was the fact that the initial announcement came with a photo of how the buiding would look, soaked in rainbow colours. As it turned out, this was a photoshopped ‘artist impression’ of the projection, that bore no relation with the actual one. This did not prevent its diffusion through various media outlets – and most notably Government ones, like the national broadcaster ERT – making it a perfect example of ‘fake news’.Other than that, the 14th Athens Pride march was a great success, with thousands of people gathering at Syntagma square to participate in what turned out to be half-festival and half-civil rights demonstration.last_img read more

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first_imgMarée noire du golfe du Mexique : les plages seront propres à la fin de l’annéeGolfe du Mexique – Six mois après que l’explosion de la plateforme pétrolière Deepwater Horizon a engendré la pire marée noire que les États-Unis aient jamais connue, les plages du golfe du Mexique sont encore souillées d’hydrocarbures. Une vaste opération de nettoyage va être lancée afin que le golfe soit libéré du pétrole d’ici à la fin de l’année.Dans l’espoir que les touristes reviennent dans la région meurtrie par la marée noire, les autorités américaines s’apprêtent à entreprendre un grand nettoyage des zones touchées par les 4,9 millions de barils de pétrole qui se sont déversés dans l’océan. Lors d’une conférence de presse, le contre-amiral Paul Zukunft a annoncé que les plages du golfe du Mexique seront propres d’ici à la fin de l’année 2010.À lire aussiLes Kichwas, cette tribu d’Equateur qui se bat pour protéger son territoire et la forêtBaptisée “Deep Clean”, cette opération vise à libérer les plages du pétrole qui les souille afin d’attirer à nouveau les touristes qui jouent un rôle extrêmement important dans la région, et notamment en Floride où le secteur génère chaque année quelque 57 milliards de dollars. Pour le nettoyage, un “Requin de plage” a été mis en service : comme l’explique M. Zunkunft, il “laisse le sable en l’état mais en extrait les galettes de goudron”.Le contre-amiral a par ailleurs précisé que sur les 50.000 personnes mobilisées pour lutter contre la marée noire, 13.000 étaient encore sur place pour tenter de limiter les conséquences de cette catastrophe écologique qui affecte toujours le Texas, la Louisiane, le Mississippi, l’Alabama et la Floride.Le 21 octobre 2010 à 15:53 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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first_imgHere, FOLIO: spoke with Audubon top editor David Seideman about the award, what kinds of pets he owns and what it takes to manage the edit operation of an association magazine during a tough economic period.FOLIO:: Audubon is nominated for several issues. Why did you submit those particular issues?Seideman: We like to give our readers different kinds of stories to read, but like lots of magazines these days, we can never get everything we want into our issues. So it’s not surprising that the three issues we chose were our three biggest of the year, because more pages meant we could offer more variety.In March-April we had a pure nature story on the amazing way that the thousands of birds in a single flock can make lightning-fast, synchronized movements. But we also had a travel story on an eco-lodge in Honduras where there’s amazing birding, and a policy pullout on something called feed-in tariffs that, even though not many people have even heard of them, they have a lot of promise as a way to fight global warming.In September-October, we took a broad, and somewhat unusual, approach to green design. We of course wrote about the neat stuff—green ballparks, living roofs, renewable energy—that readers expect in an issue like this. But we also, for instance, did a photo essay that shows how some of today’s most innovative technologies were inspired by natural phenomena.November-December had stories on birding in Israel, a terrible prairie-dog poisoning project going on in Kansas, and an innovative bird-conservation collaboration between farmers and scientists in Vermont.FOLIO:: What one story among them stands out most to you? Why?Seideman: It’s hard to pick out a single outstanding story. One, though, we especially liked was a piece by Mike Tidwell that makes the connection between our meat-intensive diet and global warming. Mike calculated that, one way or another, nearly 20 percent of the world’s greenhouse gases come from raising livestock. This story opened a lot of eyes, even at Audubon. It also created a lot of buzz in general. At one point, we Googled it and found almost a thousand Internet reprints of the story and blog posts about it.FOLIO:: What challenges, if any, do you face as the editor of an association magazine that your consumer counterparts do not? What are some advantages?Seideman: The challenges are, of course, budgetary. We lack the resources of many of our big-time competitors who devote immense resources to stories and photography, though we manage to work with writers and photographers on assignment from Antarctica to Lebanon. If there’s great nature and wildlife story, we want it. At the same time because we are mission driven, we are not as beholden to our bottom line. We can do stories that inspire people to take action. But usually the whole package is a winning formula for our readers who want to make a difference in the world.FOLIO:: Audubon is up against some major players in its circ. category. So, does Audubon really have what it takes to knock down one of these titles and go home with the general excellence honor this year?Seideman: Our staff is really humbled to be in such esteemed company as these publications. We have all read New York and the Atlantic which are the gold standard in our industry. And as an ASME judge for the past decade, I’ve enjoyed Texas Monthly’s finest work. I can’t say I read W, being a scruffy conservation editor with frayed pants’ cuffs, but I know of its stellar reputation.FOLIO:: In terms of advertising, Audubon had a fair 2009 with ad pages slipping 5.2 percent (according to PIB). Newsstand sales, meanwhile, dropped more than 20 percent and overall circ fell nearly five percent (according to ABC). How is 2010 shaping up so far?Seideman: Yes, I’d say fair, too. Isn’t the industry average for ad declines over 20 percent? We do not have a big newsstand effort because it’s such a ruthless business and our resources are finite. As for circulation, because we work for a nonprofit that combines circulation with membership and donor functions, there’s been a focus on getting more out of fewer people. But lately there’s been a concerted effort to rebuild our circulation. For our upcoming issue we’re overdelivering on our rate base by 25,000. And we’re putting in place a plan to grow our circulation from its current 400,000 level to 500,000 over the next five years.FOLIO:: Being the top editor of a magazine like Audubon, I have to ask: What pets do you have?Seideman: Great question. Right now my family has a one-year old black lab/pointer/houndish dog named Russell who’s super sweet. We also have two gerbils who just gave birth 12 babies over the past two weeks, two cats (one and 20-years-old), two lizards, a frog, and many fish. Quite the menagerie. I can’t imagine possibly having any more beings.FOLIO:: What’s your ideal day out in nature?Seideman: A long, romantic hike out west, possibly in an ancient forest in Oregon, Washington, Canadian Rockies where the water is as clear as glass, the air as pure as pure can be, and the trees are wider than a man is tall.FOLIO:: So, how might you react is Audubon wins? Are you perfecting an animal call of joy?Seideman: I’ve learned never to count my chickens before they hatch. As the official magazine for an association that is charged with conserving and restoring natural ecosystems, Audubon is no stranger to the concept of surviving in the wild. This year, though, the magazine finds itself in a different kind of jungle.The American Society of Magazine Editors has nominated Audubon for a general excellence Ellie award in the 250,000 to 500,000 circ. category. The title is up against some perennial consumer winners in the category—namely New York, Texas Monthly, W and The Atlantic.But don’t count Audubon out. The magazine also is well acquainted with winning (just not in a long time). Over the years, Audubon has been an Ellie finalist 15 times and has won twice—the last time in 1981 for general excellence.last_img read more

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first_imgOn The Run II will kick off in Europe in Cardiff, Wales, on June 6, with the 15-date leg extending until July 17 in Nice, France. The 21-concert U.S. leg will commence June 25 in Cleveland. Hova and Bey will then hit up Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, New Orleans, and Los Angeles. The tour is scheduled to wrap with a Canadian date on Oct. 2 in Vancouver. Tickets go on pre-sale March 14 via the Beyhive and Tidal, and will then be available March 19 through LiveNation. Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more The power couple are teaming for On The Run II, which will take them across arenas and stadiums in Europe and the United States this summer. News Facebook Twitter Beyoncé & Jay-Z (Officially) Announce Summer Tour its-official-beyonc%C3%A9-jay-z-announce-run-ii-tourcenter_img Email NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Beyoncé wins Best Urban Contemporary Album GRAMMY It’s Official: Beyoncé, Jay-Z Announce On The Run II Tour The GRAMMY winners will spend the summer on tour in Europe and the United StatesTim McPhateGRAMMYs Mar 12, 2018 – 9:39 am After much speculation — and a Ticketmaster leak — it’s finally official. Beyoncé and Jay-Z are heading back on tour.last_img read more

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first_imgLaw minister Anisul HuqLaw minister Anisul Huq on Thursday said the government has decided in principle to introduce an independent prosecution service.The minister came up with the disclosure while talking to reporters after attending the 3rd working session on the last day of the three-day Deputy Commissioners’ conference at the cabinet division.”The government has decided in principle about public prosecutors (PP) and government pleaders (GP) to introduce an independent prosecution service in phases. A discussion is on to hand over the responsibility of recruiting public prosecutors to Bangladesh Judicial Service Commission,” he said.Besides, the proposal for raising the salaries and allowances of the GPs, PPs, APPs, was informed to the deputy commissioners, he added.About the mobile court drives, the minister said, “I don’t want to make any comment on it as the matter pending with the Appellate Division though a discussion was held in this regard at the meeting.”Earlier on 11 May, the High Court declared illegal the operation of mobile court by executive magistrates.last_img read more

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first_imgJack Perkins (3-0) worked three scoreless innings for the victory in the first start of his collegiate career. Adam Elliott and Bryan Hoeing each tossed two innings without allowing a run before Jared Poland and Glenn Albanese took an inning apiece to close it out. After three scoreless innings from both starting pitchers, Zach Britton led off the fourth with a single and Alex Binelas worked a walk. Justin Lavey advanced both runners with a sacrifice bunt and Pinkham doubled the pair home with a double into the corner. Pinkham matched his career high with three hits on the night and finished with a career-best four RBIs. Binelas drove in three and scored three times in the win. Drew Campbell followed with a double of his own to give the Cardinals a 3-0 advantage, and it would be more than enough for the UofL pitching staff. Preview PDF Box Score Live Stats CINCINNATI, Ohio – For the 14th time this season, the sixth-ranked Louisville baseball team put double digit runs on the board, as the Cardinals routed Cincinnati 12-0 on Tuesday night at Marge Schott Stadium. Louisville (32-9) improved to 10-1 in midweek games this season and scored in double figures for the sixth time in the last 10 games. Story Linkscenter_img Next Game: Alabama A&M 4/26/2019 | 6:00 PM Zeke Pinkham led the offensive charge on Tuesday and got the scoring started in the fourth for the Cardinals. In the sixth, Tyler Fitzgerald added two runs to the ledger with one swing, tucking a ball just inside the left field foul pole for his fifth home run of the season. Pinkham then tacked on another with his third hit of the night in the seventh inning. ACC Network Extra Lavey put another run up in the fifth with a perfectly placed double into right and Pinkham tallied his third RBI one batter later with a groundout that scored Binelas to stretch the margin to five. Listen Live Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Cameron Masterman launched the first home run of his career in a pinch-hit appearance in the eighth and Binelas capped the night’s scoring with a bases-clearing triple later in the inning. Louisville returns home for the weekend for a nonconference series against Alabama A&M. First pitch on Friday is scheduled for 6:00 p.m., ET at Jim Patterson Stadium. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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first_img 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement BERLIN (AP) – A German court has dropped a fraud case against a young Dutch man who claimed to be a teenager with memory loss who had been living in the woods outside Berlin.Robin van Helsum, now 21, was accused of wrongfully claiming help from Berlin youth services for months. His situation fell apart in June 2012 when he admitted making up a story that his parents were dead and he didn’t know who he was or where he was from.center_img Check your body, save your life A Berlin court on Thursday dropped the case against him on condition that he performs 150 hours of community work and receives counseling.It said prosecutors agreed to the move but that the decision doesn’t rule out Berlin youth services trying to claim money back from the Dutchman.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober New Valley school lets students pick career-path academieslast_img read more

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first_imgThe ocean covers over 70% of our planet, making life beneath the surface diverse, mysterious and most importantly beautiful.This year, the San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival will take Australians on a journey with a screening of short films that swim with the sharks, fish and whales and discover some of the most amazing inhabitants of our planet.The movies were submitted from all over the world and include Ray, a modern day merman who dives in search of ancient treasures and the peace of the ocean (UK), scientists who study elephant seals and their amazing ability to hold their breath in the deep waters (USA) and a young Spanish girl who takes viewers on a tour of the ocean in the hopes of inspiring them to help ensure that it is still there for generations to come (Spain).The Film Festival will be travelling around Australia this month and tickets can be booked on the official Ocean Film Festival Australia website.Tour dates:BRISBANE 5 March – Schonell Cinema UQPERTH 6 March – State Theatre of WAADELAIDE 7 March – Palace NovaTOWNSVILLE 8 March – Riverway Arts CentreCAIRNS 9 March – Event Cinema Grafton StSYDNEY 21 March – Hayden Orpheum Click below to watch the inspirational trailer for this upcoming event: CINEMAQUATIC™ (adj): Description of films that celebrate the ocean, its creatures and cultures, or ocean activities.        Image: oceanfilmfestivalaustralia.com.aucenter_img Source = e-Travel Blackboard: A.N.last_img read more