Government Union Reach Tentative Agreement

first_imgGovernment has reached a tentative agreement with the Nova Scotia Teachers Union. The agreement will be recommended to members by the union’s provincial executive. “I’m pleased to have reached this point,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey. “Both government and the union worked hard to come to this agreement. Now the members will have their opportunity to vote through ratification.” As part of the agreement, work to rule action will be suspended and phased out beginning Jan. 23. Government has begun working with school boards and the union to begin that transition. The last agreement with teachers expired on July 31, 2015. Details of the tentative agreement will not be released until the agreement is ratified by union members. -30-last_img read more

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Vigilance officials seek record of corrupt officers involved in land sale in

first_imgGurugram: The state vigilance has sought records of all the officers and registrars who have been accused of conspiring with the property sharks and involved in illegal transaction of forest land in Aravallis. Moreover, the vigilance officials have asked for records of all the officers starting from the year 1992. Environmental activists have often claimed that weak laws are resulting in public agencies to further reduce the forest areas. It is estimated that a large portion of Aravallis forests continues to recede due to the corrupt practices of the officials. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsThe degradation of Aravallis was also raised in the Parliament on July 7 when Congress leader Jai Ramesh made a zero-hour mention of the illegal purchase of 400 acres of forest land by a private company in Kot village, Faridabad, in the Aravalis. He requested the Union ministry of environment and forest to protect the Aravalis by cancelling illegal purchases. Even though it is contributes to the maximum share of the 8 percent green cover of Gurugram, rapid urbanisation, illegal encroachments and rapid extinction of natural aquifers are seen as major factors for quick deterioration of Aravallis. There are as many as 30 cases that are held up in various courts regarding illegal encroachment of Aravallis in Gurugram. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThere have also been reports of illegal mining still occurring in the forest area. There have also been cases where incidents of tree felling are reported from Aravallis in Gurugram because of the upcoming reality projects. “There are various challenges in preservation of Aravallis and the difficulties will only increase with the mass urbanisation of districts in Haryana. However, our officials are trying our best to preserve the green belt by taking various sreps like fencing and planting new varieties of plants,” said a senior official from Forest department (South Division).last_img read more

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NL fishing guide among dead in Labrador plane crash four still missing

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. — A funeral for an experienced fishing guide and father of three is to be held in Deer Lake, N.L., today, one week after a float plane that he and six others were on board crashed into a lake in Labrador.An obituary for Dwayne Winsor, 47, by Parsons Funeral Home announced his July 15 death and featured tributes from his wide circle of friends and family.Winsor was a guide at Three Rivers Lodge, the starting point for last Monday’s fishing excursion to Mistastin Lake that never returned to the lodge. Debris from the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver plane was spotted in the water last Tuesday.A short biography of Winsor on the Three Rivers Lodge website describes him as a guide with 20 years of experience in the Labrador bush, who shared the river with guests and had a knack with a fishing net.Three bodies, including Winsor’s, have since been recovered, while four men, including Quebec pilot Gilles Morin, American brothers Matthew Weaver and John Weaver III and another fishing guide from Newfoundland and Labrador are still missing. An RCMP spokesperson said police divers searched the water at Mistastin Lake, about 100 kilometres southwest of Nain, over the weekend, but so far none of four missing men have been found. The cause of the crash is still unknown.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Artist Opens Photography Exhibit on Western Sahara in Spain

Rabat – Moroccan photographer Dulfi Doulfikar has opened a photography exhibit on the development of Western Sahara in Spain. The exhibit, which opened Friday in the Huelva province in southern Spain, traces the development of Western Sahara and the Guelmim region of southern Morocco. It exposes Moroccan Sahrawi culture to disassemble Western clichés. In the context of the cultural Islamic days organized by the Andalusi municipality of Almonaster, southern Spain, Dulfi Doulfikar is offering the Spanish public an opportunity to discover a culturally rich and modern Western Sahara. The exhibition, named “The Sahara Through Two Visions,” was narrated by the Spanish writer Paco Huelva, who wrote explanatory texts accompanying every picture. Representatives and municipal councillors attended the art exhibit and expressed great appreciation of the Moroccan-Spanish work. Doulfikar declared he was approached by councillors who were surprised by the improvement of the region which has not been seen by the media. According to Doulfikar, he wants to show the world how the Western Sahara that he considers Moroccan, and the Guelmim region have undergone massive development. He said they are becoming modern and are “not dry lands inhabited by Touaregs, with dunes as the only natural landscape.” The exhibit exposed cultural aspects like “tbourida” (traditional horse riding scenes) and festivals like the Tan Tan festival. The pictures also display the region’s flora and fauna and the Sahrawi people and their traditions.The exhibit also emphasized the role of women in the development of the region.Doulfikar visited the region many times to take his pictures. He intends to publish a book compiling all his work on the region to fight stereotypes. read more

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Senior UN officials begin visit to Japan Republic of Korea and Russia

21 February 2008The United Nations political chief and one of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s top advisers have begun a visit to Japan, the Republic of Korea and Russia to discuss a range of UN-related issues with senior officials in the three countries. B. Lynn Pascoe, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, accompanied by Mr. Ban’s Deputy Chef de Cabinet and Special Adviser Kim Won-soo, left New York last night at the request of the Secretary-General, UN spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters.Mr. Pascoe and Mr. Kim are scheduled to hold high-level consultations in Tokyo tomorrow with Japanese officials, where they will express Mr. Ban’s appreciation for the country’s strong support of UN activities, especially in the wake of Japan’s recent financial contribution of $1.06 billion to the world body’s operations.In the Republic of Korea, the two UN officials will represent Mr. Ban at the inauguration of President Lee Myung-bak on Monday and convey the Secretary-General’s personal greetings. They will also discuss issues of mutual interest with the new leadership in Seoul.Mr. Pascoe will then continue to Moscow for high-level consultations with Russian officials on a range of UN issues, Ms. Montas added. read more

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TNA says PSC not credible

Sampanthan says the attempt by the Government to weaken the 13th Amendment comes despite its continued commitment to India and the UN to implement the 13th Amendment to the Constitution in full, and go beyond and build upon it so as to achieve meaningful devolution.“The Government has reportedly decided to bring some of these amendments as urgent Bills and refer the others to the PSC,” he said. The TNA leader also noted that Professor Tissa Vitharana, who headed the APRC and who kept inviting the TNA to the PSC from 2011, has been left out of the PSC while Minister Rauf Hakeem, who told the Indian Parliamentary delegation last year that he will act as a bridge between the Government and the TNA at the PSC deliberations has been left out and Minister Rajitha Senaratne, who only last week invited the TNA to confidently come into the PSC on the basis that he would support us, has also been left out of the PSC.“Finally we wish to state that in the absence of any Opposition member of Parliament, this PSC will be nothing but a sub-committee of the Government Parliamentary Group and not a Parliamentary Select Committee and will have no credibility whatsoever,” he said. (Colombo Gazette) The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says the Parliament Select Committee appointed by Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa to make proposals on constitutional reforms, will have no credibility whatsoever as there are no opposition members of Parliament in the committee.TNA leader R. Sampanthan, in a statement, said that the TNA resisted pressure to join the PSC to bring about constitutional reforms until a clear agenda for the Committee was set. “There is no doubt that the proposed PSC will be the vehicle to achieve the above objectives,” he said. He says it is now clear the agenda is to incrementally water down the already-limited provisions of the 13th Amendment, first by rendering the PC List superfluous and second by restricting the freedom of peoples to determine administrative boundaries through Parliament and finally, by removing all constitutional provisions on the devolution of land and police powers. read more

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Finland urges bold agenda for sustainable development targets

Finland today suggested that the new development agenda being drawn up by the United Nations to succeed the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) be called the Sustainable Development Goals, while at the same time faulting the world body for its failure to stop the Syrian bloodbath. “A green economy is not a luxury, but a prerequisite for poverty reduction and sustainability. In short, the new agenda must be even bolder and more ambitious than the previous one. Its implementation will require action in all countries,” Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja told the General Assembly during its annual General Debate.“In the near future, we are expected to agree on a new development agenda, a new set of goals, which in my view could be called Sustainable Development Goals,” he said of the theme of this year’s 68th General Assembly – The Post 2015 Development Agenda: Setting the Stage! – which seeks to draw up an even more ambitious blueprint to totally eliminate poverty and its attendant ills in the decades following the end in 2015 of the MDGs cycle.“Faced with advancing climate change and the accelerating loss of biodiversity we may, at best, have only a few decades time in which to reach ecological, social and economic sustainability. Decisive action based on a sense of urgency is needed to turn the tide globally before it is too late. Either we succeed in this together or we are going to perish together,” he declared.“Poverty can only be eradicated within the context of sustainable development. Development must be ecologically, economically and socially sustainable. It must be firmly anchored in human rights.”Turning to the civil war in Syria, Mr. Tuomioja decried the UN’s a failure to act in its core domain, in maintaining peace and security, with 110, 000 people already killed and 2 million forced to flee the country.“The United Nations has been unable to act to end this appalling bloodshed,” he said. “The conflict in Syria has seriously undermined the authority and credibility of the United Nations.” read more

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Finsbury Park A mixed and tolerant community that has been left appalled

first_imgVigil for Finsbury Park attack Rabbi Herschel Gluck said the incident hurt and was an attack on “every single Muslim in the UK and beyond”.”But really an attack on the Muslim community is an attack on every single citizen in Great Britain, because we are one nation, under one god, living together, working together, co-operating together in his country,” he added.  The mosqueearned notoriety through its links to Abu Hamza. But that was more than a decade ago and since then it has worked hard to repair its reputation, holding open days and maintaining links with the local church.There was a moment of tension when Theresa May arrived at the mosque amid a heavy police presence. But it was soon over. Hassine came here as a young man and and said the first time he experienced racism was last week: “It was a woman in a car. She told me, ‘Go back where you came from’ and threw a can of Coke at my car. That kind of thing never happened before now.”On Monday night locals were joined by Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick at a vigil outside the mosque. She stood with the chairman of the mosque, Mohammed Kozbar, to observe a short silence, before he addressed the large crowd, praising the “great response” from the community. “Yesterday we all experienced a horrific attack on our families, on our freedom, on our dignity. A man, a father of six children, being killed in cold blood and many injured by an extremist, by a terrorist,” Mr Kozbar said.”These people, these extremists, their aim is to divide our communities, is to spread hatred, fear and division among our communities,” he added.”We all have harmony in this area, and these people try to divide us, but we tell them that we will not let you do that.” A lady called Tracey wheeled a plastic trolley up to the police cordon and pulled out a crate of bottled water, gratefully received by officers standing in the baking heat.“I’m quite horrified by this. Where I live, I’ve got Muslim neighbours on this side, Orthodox Jewish people on the other. We all get on,” she said.She went to Poundland and bought the water after watching the news and seeing someone shout at a policeman. “They don’t deserve it, do they? I’m only sorry it ain’t cold.”Outside the Al Baraka Supermarket, a group of Algerian men were discussing the attack. All had worshipped at the Muslim Welfare House and knew some of the victims.“It’s a good community. Muslims, Christian, Jewish, atheist – we all have different opinions and nobody has a grudge with anybody,” said a man called Kader. Finsbury Park is proud to be tolerantCredit:Dan Kitwood /Getty By the police cordon on Seven Sisters Road, a woman stood with a homemade placard. Alison, pictured, a resident, had heard about the attack early in the morning and hastily made the sign before heading to the scene.“Leave Our Muslim Neighbours Alone,” it said on the front. On the back: “This is not a war. It’s just a few deranged individuals acting out their demented macho fantasies. They are not with us. We love our mixed community.”It’s a message that sums up the community spirit in Finsbury Park. The streets may be shabbier than those a mile away in Islington, but people are proud to live in an area known for its tolerance. All morning, people came to leave flowers outside Finsbury Park Mosque – a focal point for the Muslim community here. People hold flowers as they attend a vigil outside Finsbury Park Mosque Signs saying ‘Love will win, Terror will lose’ were held up at the vigilCredit:Dan Kitwood/Getty  The chairman of the mosque praised the way in which the community had respondedCredit:Dan Kitwood /Getty Other faith leaders from the community also spoke at the vigil, including the Bishop of Stepney the Rt Rev Adrian Newman, who told the crowd “an attack on one faith is an attack on us all”. People hold flowers as they attend a vigil outside Finsbury Park Mosque Credit:Dan Kitwood/Getty  When people say the multicultural “experiment” has failed, they have clearly not walked down Blackstock Road, where Turkish barbers and 
Algerian grocers sit alongside Sardinian trattorias and hipster pizza joints.The middle classes here are staunchly Labour – save for a respectable number who vote Green – and the attack has left them appalled.“I’ve lived here for about 37 years and it has always been lovely because it’s so mixed,” Alison said. “Muslims are our neighbours and I want them to know they’re not alone.” Finsbury Park vigil Vigil for Finsbury Park Local people were visibly emotional in the aftermath of the attackCredit:Dan Kitwood /Getty His friend, Hassine, is known to his white British neighbours as Harry. “There’s Margaret who lives next door, her son moved to Margate and wanted her to move too but she said, ‘How can I leave Harry’s family? They’re so good to me.’ I check on her every day, she’s an old lady. We make food for the neighbours – couscous, all of that. They love it.” Signs saying 'Love will win, Terror will lose' were held up at the vigil 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.last_img read more

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ASOBAL Round 29 Guadalajara and Academia Octavio win last round to decide

← Previous Story EHF Challenge Cup: SKA Minsk with one hand on the trophy, wins 31:26 in Luxembourg Next Story → Buducnost Podgorica for fourth time in a row win Women’s Regional League (WHRL) 12.Guadalajara299218772:82220 13.Valladolid299218750:82520 15.Posada298318772:87619 The relegation battle in the Spanish ASOBAL has gotten very interesting after this 29th round. The next round, which will be the final, will decide which team will join Palma del Rio in being relegated from ASOBAL. After Academia Octavio has defeated Cuenca at home with 28:22 (14:7), and Guadalajara defeated BM Aragon 32:27 (16:13), it is now 5 teams within 1 point distance from each other, and one of them will have to be relegated – and we will know that in the next final round.Below is the table – the team ranked 15th will be relegated. 14.Morrazo Cangas299119738:83719 academia octavioandebolAragonASOBALbalonmanobm aragoncuencadujshebaevguadalajarahandeboloctavio vigorelegationrelegation battle 11.Villa de Aranda298417730:79720 read more

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With over 5 million journeys made so far Dublinbikes scheme set for

first_imgSurvey: More people cycling and taking Luas to work in Dublin> THE DUBLINBIKES SCHEME is set to be expanded by 58 stations, 950 bikes and around 2,000 bike stands.Twenty-nine new jobs will be created by the expansion and the new stands will be sited in the west of the city in the Heuston area and to the east in the Docklands area.Since its introduction, there have been over five million Dublinbikes journeys made and Dublin City Council say they have been inundated with expressions of interest to have the scheme expanded.“Dublin City Council’s dublinbikes scheme in association with JCDecaux is one of the most successful public bike rental schemes worldwide,” said the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Naoise Ó Muirí, who will put the proposed expansion scheme before the members of Dublin City Council at Monday’s meeting.“The expanded bike scheme will provide for improved linkages in the city, and will further enhance the reputation of Dublin as a forward thinking and innovative city,” he added.It is hoped that works will commence this October and be completed during July 2014.At present there are 33,000 long term Dublinbikes subscribers, with the bikes being used on a daily basis anywhere up to 7,000 time.Read: Rollout of public bike scheme ‘needs private funding’>last_img read more

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ECBs Stournaras says Greek euro exit no option as reform sought

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram European Central Bank Governing Council member Yannis Stournaras said a Greek exit from the euro area isn’t an option and wouldn’t help the country’s economy in the long term, as he urged the government to act quickly to agree on reforms with the country’s creditors.“Grexit would deliver no benefit but a lot of pain,” Stournaras, who heads the Greek central bank, said at an event in London on Wednesday. “The new Greek government has a unique opportunity to implement bold structural reforms, which would be backed by a large majority of political forces in the country.”Euro-area ministers are losing patience with the government of Alexis Tsipras, almost five weeks after they gave him an extra four months to complete an overhaul of the Greek economy in return for aid. The dispute has unsettled the banking system, and Stournaras won permission from the ECB on Wednesday to increase the availability of emergency funds.“There was some outflow of deposits due to uncertainty,” said Stournaras, a former Greek finance minister. “Emergency Liquidity Assistance has been provided so that there’s no problem for the banking system.”The Governing Council raised the cap on ELA provided by the Bank of Greece to just above 71 billion euros ($78 billion) in a telephone conference, people familiar with the matter said, asking not to be named because the call was private. The increase of more than 1 billion euros was the biggest this month.Stournaras argued that if Greece implements “bold” reforms in pensions, social security and labor markets, it could hope for some relief on the cost and duration of its debt.“Extending maturities and reducing interest rates on the outstanding debt may improve the growth outlook of the Greek economy,” he said. “Alternative options could also be considered to improve the sustainability of Greece’s public debt. However, they might be more contentious, as they likely involve some costs for euro-area partners.”[Bloomberg]last_img read more

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Ikea Salads Will Be Made With Greens Grown On Site

first_imgStay on target Geek Pick: Ikea Sonos WiFi Speaker Is the Light of MusicGeek Pick: Ikea Sonos Symfonisk Is A WiFi Bookshelf Speaker Ikea takes sustainability very seriously. They’re pushing hard to power their entire operation using renewable energy by next year and sourcing wood from the most sustainable sources possible.Soon you’ll even be able to eat salads in the cafeteria that were made with greens grown right on site.Ikea has been working with Bonbio, a “turnkey provider operating in the field of circular farming and crop production.” Bonbio manufactures containerized hydroponic “farms,” and Ikea has already started rolling them out to some of their stores.There are four shelves inside each container and each shelf has enough room for 900 plants. According to Bonbio, that’s enough for a single container to produce between 15 and 20 kilograms of greens per day.Banks of LEDs provide the light the plants need to grow and essential nutrients are pumped into the water supply. Those nutrients, interestingly enough, are captured when food waste is converted into biogas. Food waste that will almost certainly include unfinished Ikea salads one day in the not-too-distant future.The process requires about 90 percent less water than traditional farming and pesticides don’t need to be part of the equation. Perhaps the biggest win, however, is cutting out transportation — which lowers costs and helps to reduce Ikea’s overall carbon footprint (every little bit helps, right?).The container is actually pretty similar to Ikea’s own indoor farming units.  The Krydda shelves are much smaller, naturally, but plants are still grown hydroponically. Ikea sells everything you need, from grow lights to clay pebble and pumice stone media, to sprouting trays.Unfortunately none of this gear is available in North America just yet. You’ll have to go the more traditional route with a plant stand or greenhouse for now if you want to give indoor gardening a go with Ikea products.More on Geek.com:Ikea’s Smart Blinds for Dumb Windows Are Coming Soon, and CheapIkea’s Cosmic Collection Aimed at Small SpacesIkea, Sonos Stay Mum About Smart Home Sound Collaborationlast_img read more

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Nothing nothing Aid lags in hurricanetorn Puerto Rico

first_imgMONTEBELLO, Puerto Rico — Relatives helped Maribel Valentin Espino find shelter when Hurricane Maria roared through her community in northern Puerto Rico. Neighbors formed volunteer brigades to cut fallen trees and clear twisty mountain roads after the storm had passed. Now, friends and a local cattle ranch provide the water they need to survive in the tropical heat.Valentin and her husband say they have not seen anyone from the Puerto Rican government, much less the Federal Emergency Management Agency, since the storm tore up the island Sept. 20, killing at least 16 people and leaving nearly all 3.4 million people in Puerto Rico without power and most without water.“People say FEMA is going to help us,” Valentin said Tuesday as she showed Associated Press journalists around the sodden wreckage of her home. “We’re waiting.”Many others are also waiting for help from anyone from the federal or Puerto Rican government. But the scope of the devastation is so broad, and the relief effort so concentrated in San Juan, that many people from outside the capital say they have received little to no help.Valentin, her husband and teenage son live in one such area, Montebello, a 20-minute drive into what used to be lushly forested mountains near the northern coastal municipality of Manati. Hurricane Maria’s Category 4 winds stripped the trees bare and scattered them like matchsticks. “It seemed like a monster,” she recalled.last_img read more

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Allegri believes Juve can snatch Scudetto

first_imgJuventus coach Massimiliano Allegri is pretty confident that his team’s stunning late win against Inter Milan could be a decisive one in the race for the Scudetto, where Napoli are their main competitor.Juve looked almost set for back-to-back league defeats but then it was Juan Cuadrado in the 87th minute and Gonzalo Higuain two minutes later that scored and thus helped Juve move three points forward and four points clear of Napoli.“It was a wonderful evening of football between two teams who needed to win and went all out,” Allegri told SkySports.“We were aggressive and played well throughout the first half, but we fell asleep in the locker room and ended up trailing.”Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Inter played well, but got tired in the end, crumbled physically and we took advantage. It’s another step towards the Scudetto, even if it remains very difficult.”“Nothing is ever certain in football. I knew it would be tough and in the final four rounds there is always more pressure than when you play in September.”“Even a side with great mental strength will have moments where they lose confidence. Fortunately, the lads have found it again and we turned it around.”“It’ll make a big difference in the Scudetto race. It is very difficult to win at San Siro and the lads put in an extraordinary performance. We know that we’ve got to win them all,” Allegri went on to add.last_img read more

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Hasenhüttl is proud of Oriol Romeu

first_imgThe current Southampton manager is happy and hopes to end 2018 with a high note as they take on Manchester CitySouthampton FC will host Manchester City tomorrow afternoon in the last match of 2018 in the English Premier League.And for coach Ralph Hasenhüttl, he is proud of managing Oriol Romeu, who has been playing very good lately.“I think he’s absolutely a fighter,” said Hasenhüttl to the club’s official website.Solskjaer slams Man United’s draw: “We should have won” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left to rue another missed opportunity as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw against 10-man Southampton.“He’s a guy who played very well the last two games and I think he deserved to lead this squad on the pitch.”“It wasn’t so easy a game for him, but I know what a fighter I have in his person,” he added.“In terms of his football and mentality he is a good guy, he wins a lot of balls and that is important in my game, so he is an important player for me.”“He is an important player for our team, because he is captain and I think he is a very smart player who knows exactly what we demand of his position, and he showed that he can help us a lot in this position, and I am looking forward to him coming back,” Hasenhüttl concluded.last_img read more

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Sculpture crushes truck outside new ICA location

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A massive sculpture that was being moved into the new location of the Institute of Contemporary Art smashed onto a truck during transport.According to neighbors, it happened at around 12:30 p.m., Monday, outside the new location for the ICA museum, on Northeast 42nd Street, between First and North Miami avenues. Neighbor Karl Williams said he came home and saw the commotion on the street. “I was a little shocked because nobody even told us it was happening,” he said.The area was shut down for hours while crews figured out what their next move was.“Somebody didn’t think this through,” Williams said. “Seriously, this should not have happened.”After several hours, the piece was carefully lifted into the air and placed in the sculpture garden where it belongs.No one was hurt, but some residents are now wondering if this is a bad sign for how the new museum will fit into their neighborhood. “Nobody even told us that they were doing it,” Williams said. “Today was trash pick up, if you notice my trash can is still here.”Porter is more positive about the new addition. “We’ll see once it opens,” she said. “We’ll find out how good a neighbor they are.”It remains unknown how much damage was done to the piece in the incident. It is also unknown what the value of the sculpture is. The ICA museum is set to open on Dec. 1.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.center_img #holycube crane drops 20 ton sculpture being loaded into Braman funded ICA museum @designdistrict resident “it sounded like an explosion ” pic.twitter.com/6THbS6wLM9— Jordan Levin (@jordanglevin) November 20, 2017Crews were apparently lifting the 40,000-pound sculpture from a flatbed truck with a crane when one of the straps cradling the art snapped, sending it crashing onto the truck that moved it there.“Forty-thousand pound sculpture crashing down,” said neighbor Robin Porter. “I feel bad for the artist, the insurance company, the trucking company, but it’s you know, a huge museum, and it’s in a residential neighborhood.”A second truck was brought in to tow away the damaged trailer. last_img read more

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Save Paste Campaign Raises 166000

first_imgJackson said 12 different readers have donated $500. “But it’s really been a ton of $10 and $25 donations that have made the difference,” he said. Paste said last week that it has implemented several cost-cutting measures, including a 20 percent pay cut, leasing out office space and eliminating all “non-essential travel.” Its monthly circulation is about 180,000.“Most of our debt will be paid out of revenues when the economy starts to rebound and advertisers return,” Jackson wrote. “We’re halfway to that goal and more confident than ever that Paste will make it.” Paste’s fundraising campaign to save itself appears to be off to a nice start.The ailing music magazine, which launched its “Save Paste” last week, said in an e-mail that it has raised $166,000 so far. “The response has been phenomenal,” Josh Jackson, Paste’s editor, wrote. “That was the minimum that we needed to keep us going into the summer; we never expected to hit this goal so quickly.”To continue publishing beyond that, the Decatur, Georgia-based title needs another $134,000—or a total $300,000—to “take care of bills that spiraled up during the ad slump.”last_img read more

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Pittsburghs talent is no match for New Englands formula

first_imgGuests:Terry Bradshaw – Co-host of Fox NFL Sunday and NFL Hall of Famer is in-studio why he thinks Pittsburgh has a better chance to beat New England in the playoffs this season; and why the Vikings are Case Keenum’s team, now.Peter King – Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The MMQB joins the show to discuss why the Chargers can make a playoff run; if the league is shocked at how quickly the Eagles have come on; and if anyone in Dallas is doubting Dak or Garrett; and why Greg Schiano was brought down by a witch hunt.Bruce Feldman – Fox Sports CFB Analyst is in-studio talking Chip Kelly to UCLA; how the Greg Schiano to Tennessee deal fell apart; and who could get the job now.Greg Jennings – FS1 Analyst is in-studio talking NFL fights and why he disagrees with Colin’s hatred of the fade pattern. Pittsburgh’s talent is no match for New England’s formulaPittsburgh is 9-2 and is again on a likely collision course with New England to go to the Super Bowl, but Colin still isn’t convinced they can take down the Patriots in the playoffs.Even though the Steelers have superior players to New England, they can’t get past them in the playoffs because of their superior system. Pittsburgh’s reliance on big players making big plays can produce plenty of wins, but it also produces inconsistent performances.The Pats’ system will always overcome the Steelers’ collection of star players. They’ve proved it before. This year won’t be any different. Insane SEC fanbases are driving top coaches awayGreg Schiano was hired as the head coach at Tennessee for several hours, until an internet uproar from rabid Tennessee fans bullied the school into rescinding the offer out from the coach.Colin has said the SEC doesn’t have any depth in coaching, and sees the Schiano situation at Tennessee as the perfect example of why top coaches aren’t lining up to coach in the conference. Chip Kelly chose the more laid-back UCLA job over Florida for the same reason, he doesn’t want to deal with the unrealistic expectations of a delusional fan base.Tennessee fans have been living in a fantasy land with a coaching wish list headlined by Jon Gruden, and it’s now limited the list of potential candidates because no top coach will want to be put through the ringer Schiano just went through. Also:– #LeBronzo is deadlast_img read more

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The first trans designer fashion label in Pakistan is about to take

first_img2018, election year, my first vote as a transgender citizen of Pakistan. I have my right to political participation. #Transvote #Election2018 pic.twitter.com/VlOghP4gAg— Maya Zaman (@maya_zaman) July 1, 2018Zaman is not the only trans person making waves in Pakistan’s fashion scene. Supermodel Kami Sid is a national celebrity in the country and travels the world to advocate for trans rights.Sid is the country’s first trans model and uses her platform to raise awareness about trans issues.‘I just feel it’s a great platform and opportunity for me to not only explore my talents but also represent the transgender community with dignity in front of mainstream society,’ she said in 2016.Pakistan has greatly improved its relationship to the trans community. But trans people still face high rates of murder and discrimination.This year the country updated its Transgender Rights Bill to widen the anti-discrimination protections for trans people. It also included trans people in the census and allowed trans people to vote in their true gender for the first. Pakistan also made it a lot easier for trans people to get national ID cards in their true gender which will make it easier to find employment and access services.The country also made history in March this year when Marvia Malik became the first trans TV news anchor to deliver a live bulletin.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Pakistan continues to the lead the way on trans rights as first fashion label run by a trans person is set to launch. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Surkhaabi is Pakistan’s first trans designer fashion label. | Photo: Surkhaabi publicity shotcenter_img GAYSTARNEWS- Maya Zaman also the brains behind the new ready-to-wear fashion line, Surkhaabi. The 24-year-old also works tirelessly on community projects and is a passionate trans activist.Her fashion line is a dream come true after facing a lifetime of setbacks and discrimination because of her gender identity.‘I am finding it hard to believe that my own clothing line is being launched,’ Zaman told The Express Tribune.‘Everyone who underestimated me, including my very own family, ultimately led me to where and who I am today.’To launch Surkhaabi, Zaman went into business with a woman called Fouzia. Together the pair want to demonstrate the power of women and hope their clothing line helps women’s confidence.‘It is basically a newly-formed partnership of cisgendered and transgender women,’ she said.‘The unique thing about Surkhaabi is that it’s for women of all ages and sizes. The idea behind it is to promote body positivity and diversity and discourage body shaming.’Trans people also play a big role in the new fashion label behind the scenes. Zaman has hired trans graphic designers, clothes makers and photographers to help build the brand. She also hopes to appoint a trans person as the public ambassador of Surkhaabi.‘This is a moment of pride for the transgender community, which is proving that they will not be left behind,” she said.‘All we need is acceptance, opportunity and trust.’Pakistan’s trans fashionZaman is a well-known activist and became one of the first trans people to vote under their true gender in this month’s federal elections. How I’m fighting the feminists who are crowdfunding money for transphobiaAaron Philip becomes the first trans and disabled model to sign with EliteTrans poet returns to scene of crime months after bigoted burger attackRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/the-first-trans-designer-fashion-label-in-pakistan-is-about-to-take-off/last_img read more

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