Rural veterinary group hopes to improve the lives of people and dogs in Delta villages

first_imgLocal Government | Public Safety | Southwest | WildlifeRural veterinary group hopes to improve the lives of people and dogs in Delta villagesJune 1, 2017 by Anna Rose MacArthur, KYUK-Bethel Share:A dog in Kwethluk. (Film Academy Students / Lower Kuskokwim School District)The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta has more dogs than it can care for.A veterinarian travels to Bethel once a month, but no such service exists in the villages.Unvaccinated and uncared-for stray dogs threaten a community’s well being.Now, two organizations have teamed up to work with Delta communities to fix the issue.Audio Playerhttp://media.aprn.org/2017/ann-20170531-08.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Share this story: Two weeks ago, the city of Napaskiak decided it needed to reduce its stray dog population, so it did what many communities in the Delta do: the city offered a bounty of $20 per dog.Three were killed.Napaskiak city clerk Valerie Kaganak said that it’s hard to find people to participate. People don’t like shooting dogs, and many don’t collect their bounties. But people agree that loose dogs are a problem.“They open trash bags and let it scatter all over. And they steal (subsistence) food that we put away in our porch,” Kaganak said.Dogs also hurt people.Over the past decade there were nearly 1,000 reported dog bites in the YK Delta, according to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.More than half the victims were children younger than 10 years old. In the worst cases, children died.For the past five years, volunteer veterinarians have tried to address that issue by traveling to rural Alaska and offering basic veterinary services like spaying, neutering and vaccinations.This year, for the first time, the vets at Alaska Native Rural Veterinary Incorporated are teaming up with the Humane Society to work with three Delta communities to find solutions to their stray dog problems.The groups are visiting Kwethluk on Wednesday, May 31, and Napaskiak and Napakiak on Thursday, June 1.“We want everyone to show up. Everyone is invited,” said Angie Fitch, executive director of Rural Veterinary.To attend, head to the Bingo Hall with your stories and ideas.“Which will help us determine the best way to address the lack of veterinary care,” Fitch said.Using this information, the groups will return three times this year to offer spaying, neutering and vaccinations.They’ll also offer a doghouse building project where the group works with students in the schools to build doghouses from donated wood.“They learn carpentry skills, but also learn how to do something good for the community,” Fitch said. “Then the dogs will get new dog houses, also.”The groups will hire one person from each community to help organize and run the visits.“They just need to enjoy helping people, and like animals, and be good at collecting data,” Fitch said, “because they’ll have to get all the names of the families and the dogs, and keep track of the shot records.”The goal is to use the program as a pilot project to improve the lives of people and dogs across rural Alaska.last_img read more

Tucked Away Behind a Macy’s Bed Display, a Lesson in Civil…

first_imgArtL.A. HistoryTucked Away Behind a Macy’s Bed Display, a Lesson in Civil Rights HistoryBlack History Month lives on at the Museum of African American Art in Baldwin Hills Crenshaw PlazaBy Liz Ohanesian – March 6, 20181748ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItIn 1962, protesters gathered in Gardena to take a stand against a developer who refused to sell a home to a black teacher. That same year, Ronald Stokes, a 29-year-old black Muslim man, was killed when LAPD shot several unarmed people at Muslim Temple 27; Malcolm X was among his pallbearers. Meanwhile, at Baldwin Hills Elementary School, black students were barred from entry.Los Angeles’ ties to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s go beyond the 1965 Watts Rebellion, but often escape mainstream narratives. Right now, though, a small museum tucked behind the mattress display inside the Macy’s at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, is shedding light on this history.The photo exhibit The Civil Rights Movement: Los Angeles to Selma, which runs at the Museum of African American Art through March 25, gives an overview of local Civil Rights events and draws connections to the movement in the southeastern United States. In some instances, the actions displayed in the archival images on the walls are directly related. In a photo by Jack Davis, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and fellow Civil Rights leader Rev. Dr. Ralph David Abernathy are seen with Sammy Davis Jr. at the 1963 Rally for Freedom in Los Angeles. The event itself was held in solidarity with the movement in the South and the exhibit card notes that it was the largest civil rights gathering in the U.S. at that time. There are photos of celebrated artists and activists, like Harry Belafonte and gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, as well as of of people who weren’t famous, but who took a stand against racism.Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rev. Maurice Dawkins peacefully picket outside a Woolworth store in Los Angeles. Rev. Maurice Dawkins, chairman of the California Christian Leadership Conference, and the participants marched in support of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). SNCC and SCLC spearheaded the national “sit-in” movement at dime store lunch counters. July 9, 1960.Photograph by Guy Crowder/courtesy Tom & Ethel Bradley Center“Most people do not know how significant Los Angeles was to the Civil Rights movement,” says Keith Rice, Historian at Cal State University Northridge’s Tom and Ethel Bradley Center and co-curator of The Civil Rights Movement.Many of the photos in the exhibition are part of a massive archive of images documenting communities of color at California State University’s Tom and Ethel Bradley Center. Portions of the show were previously part of the 2015 exhibition African American Civil Rights Movement Los Angeles at the Museum of Social Justice. Where that show focused on local leaders in the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, the Museum of African American Art exhibit is more generalized and also features a few photographs from Selma taken by photographer John Kouns, whose work recently made it into the Bradley Center’s archive.The show is also part of the museum’s greater efforts to help educate students on the nationwide Civil Rights Movement of the era.“[Students] get Martin Luther King Day off, but they don’t know why,” says Berlinda Fontenot-Jamerson, board president and executive director of operations for the Museum of African American Art.MAAA was founded 42 years ago and has spent most of its existence in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. It is home to a substantial collection of work by Palmer C. Hayden, a prominent painter during the Harlem Renaissance, as well as other African American artists. The museum is also a field trip destination and The Civil Rights Movement exhibition was planned in part to coincide with educational programming at the museum. MAAA recently worked with the Gateway Education Foundation and Los Angeles Unified School District’s Arts Education Branch for “Passing The Torch to America’s Youth,” a program that brought together students with Civil Rights leaders from the southern United States for a workshop on February 22. The following night, the museum held a reception and talk with the leaders on the history of movement and non-violent resistance.One of L.A.’s contributions to the Civil Rights Movement was financial assistance. Rice explains that Los Angeles was a destination for fundraising, with both Hollywood icons and local church groups pitching in to aid protesters who faced arrest in southern cities.But Los Angeles also has its own history of racism and inequality, and Angelenos of color were certainly fighting for their own rights as well. The exhibition shows this through photos from various local protests as well as through documentation of racist acts within the city. The photo of a Confederate flag flying in front of a house isn’t from the South, but from USC’s Kappa Alpha fraternity house in 1965. Another photo reveals a “Mason-Dixon line” drawn on the street front of the home.Black Panther Party spokeswoman Joan Kelley addresses a crowd of over 6,000 blacks and their sympathizers. The coalition of protestors gathered at city hall to protest the December 8, 1969 pre-dawn raid conducted by the LAPD’s new paramilitary Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team and over 300 police officers on the Black Panther Party Headquarters on 41st and Central Ave. On December 4, 1969 Fred Hampton, deputy chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panthers, had been shot to death at point-blank range while he was sleeping, during a raid by the Chicago Police Department. Miraculously, the four-hour standoff ended in Los Angeles without any fatalities. December 18, 1969.Photograph by Charles Williams/courtesy Tom & Ethel Bradley CenterRice points to some of the city’s issues when it comes to reckoning with its own history. “If people were to know all the injustices that occurred here, it would tarnish the image of Hollywood and constant sunshine and everything beautiful all the time,” he says. “This city has had a history of discrimination and segregation, not only against African Americans, but people of Jewish descent, [and] people, of course, of Latino descent.”But L.A. isn’t unique in its tendency to obscure the complex, unpleasant aspects of its history. According to Rice, it’s just one example of “the silencing of American history.” Exhibits like this one are giving the past a voice.The Civil Rights Movement: Los Angeles to Selma, the Museum of African American Art, Macy’s third floor, 4005 Crenshaw Blvd., Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw; through March 25.RELATED: Selma Director Ava DuVernay on the Myth of Martin Luther King Jr. Stay on top of the latest in L.A. food and culture. Follow us on Facebook. TAGSBaldwin Hills CrenshawCivil Rights MovementMacy’sMartin Luther KingMuseum of African American ArtRalph David AbernathyPrevious articleL.A. Is Saying G’day to an Influx of Aussie CafésNext articleShake Shack is Opening in DTLA with Some Exclusive New ItemsGwynedd Stuart RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR‘It’s More Than Just Shops’: Activists Are Fighting to Save Baldwin Hills Crenshaw PlazaA Ton of Major Retailers Are Temporarily Closing Up ShopThis Spectacular Park Is One of L.A.’s Most Undervalued Retreatslast_img read more

Crew finds first loggerhead nest of sea turtle season on Keewaydin Island

first_imgAdvertisementTags: Keewaydin Islandnesting seasonsea turtles RELATEDTOPICS Two sea turtles being treated at CROW on Sanibel June 9, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – A team with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida came across the first loggerhead nest of the 2021 season. Saturday marked the first day of sea turtle nesting season, according to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. The 2021 loggerhead sea turtle team was preparing for the official start when they came across the nest on Keewaydin Island. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida confirmed that the season runs from May 1 through October 31. Two green sea turtles released after recovering from red tide poisoning June 14, 2021center_img AdvertisementClick here for ways you can help protect these threatened and endangered species. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Nearly 100 sea turtle nests discovered on Sanibel & Captiva shores May 23, 2021 Officials warn holes left on Captiva beach endanger wildlife May 10, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

Injury problems for Laois footballers ahead of Qualifier clash with Derry

first_imgHome Sport GAA Injury problems for Laois footballers ahead of Qualifier clash with Derry SportGAAGaelic Football Twitter Facebook Facebook Previous articleYour guide to the Laois minor footballers Leinster championship semi final clash with KildareNext article16 things to keep in mind as Silage Season comes to a conclusion Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Pinterest GAA Twitter The Laois footballers look set to remain without the services of two of their key defenders for Saturday’s trip to Derry in Round 2 of the All-Ireland Qualifiers.Mark Timmons (broken hand) and Colm Begley (Achilles) are understood to be losing their battle to get back to fitness in time for the 5pm clash.The pair missed the Leinster semi final defeat to Meath two weeks ago having picked up the injuries in the quarter final win over Westmeath. TAGSAll-Ireland QualifiersLaois v Derry GAA WhatsAppcenter_img Injury problems for Laois footballers ahead of Qualifier clash with Derry Pinterest Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results By Alan Hartnett – 21st June 2019 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin WhatsApp Captain Stephen Attride and Portarlington’s Robbie Pigott took their places in the starting 15 so they look set to continue.The big selection issue for manager John Sugrue will be in attack where Donie Kingston is surely pushing for a starting spot following his positive introduction from the bench in the first half against Meath.He replaced top scorer Evan O’Carroll, something manager Sugrue described afterwards as ‘tactical’.The game takes place in the Derry Centre of Excellence which is in Owenbeg, Dungiven at 5pm on Saturday June 22.We will be in Derry on Saturday evening where we will bring you all the action as it happens on our Live Blog.SEE ALSO – Local land and dwellings capture big price at public auction Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

How Laois households can save money on home, motor and travel insurance in 2020

first_img January is one of the biggest months of the year in the insurance industry according to experts at the online insurance broker group.The insurance experts say that hundreds of thousands of people throughout Ireland either take out or review insurance cover at the top of the year.They are advising that while it can be an expensive month for people – it can also be an opportunity to take control of the reigns of your personal finances and ensure you are absolutely, categorically getting the best value on those insurance products you need for the year ahead.Jonathan Hehir, Managing Director of Insuremyhouse.ie, Insuremycars.ie and Insuremyholiday.ie explained:“If you do your homework or get a broker expert to do it for you, you can cut the cost on the three biggest expenditures that almost every household has – namely home, motor and travel insurance – in an effort to save anywhere from €100 to €1000+ on insurance premiums.“There is a lot of competition across all markets, which means there is great value out there, but with products like motor insurance the differential between what is offered by one insurer and another can be huge.“The key to making these savings is preparation and timing. While most households will already be locked into annual insurance policies the renewal dates roll around quickly and so, rather than letting them creep up, people should actively pull out their policy documents, take note of when they will be due to renew and put a reminder in their phone to start shopping around 2-4 weeks in advance of this.“It might seem daunting or simply a pain – but therein lies the folly of most of us and it’s exactly why we pay over the odds. Our advice is do not be put off.“You don’t even have to do the leg work yourself – you can get a broker to do it for you – so you can reap all the financial rewards for very little input.”Mr. Hehir outlined: The “Insuremy” Top Tips for Saving Money in 2020:Home Insurance While shopping around is the primary money saver there are also other ways to get the best value on home insurance:– Secure your home: Most insurers will offer discounts for people with alarms and/ or monitored alarm systems. If you have one of these be sure to enquire as to whether any discounts should apply– Increasing the excesses on your policy will invariably reduce the cost of your premium. However, you need to ensure that you don’t end up having to pay out a fortune in the event of a claim – we would advise that you always take expert advising when considering changing policy excesses– Check policy “add-ons” – extras like accidental damage are often costly and not always necessary. There’s little point in specifying valuable items such as iPads and bicycles if you opted for a higher excess, say €500MotorTop tips for young and existing – Young and first-time drivers are at an immediate disadvantage as they don’t have access to a no claims bonus or driving experience discounts, and invariably end up paying more than experienced drivers.– There is also limited competition in the first-time market – a driver with a full no claims bonus could have 15+ insurers looking to quote for their business, whereas a first-time driver might only have 5 insurers looking to quote. It’s crucial to get expert help to scour the market for the best deal.Top tips include:– Moving from a provisional to a full licence has definite cost cutting benefits, and drivers can save up to 30% on their premiums simply by achieving their full licence.– Discounts will be offered by certain insurers for drivers who have completed 10 lessons from a qualified driver instructor– If possible, plan ahead – try get experience by being added to a parent’s policy for a period to help get the driving test. While traditionally most insurers will insist on a full year, some providers offer discounts to young drivers who have 6 months’ experience on their parent’s policy– Look at the model & engine size of the car you are going to buy. Don’t be afraid to ask for different quotes for various cars.– Check the differences between third party fire and theft and comprehensive, according to the value of the vehicle.– If you want to teach your teenager to drive, cost out the various alternatives – adding them to your or your spouse’s cover or arranging separate cover for them – don’t assume that one will be cheaper than the other– Remember that some insurance companies specialising in insuring young drivers are only available through a brokerTips for drivers in generalThere are several ways to cut the cost of cover – here are our top tips:– Only pay for the cover you require – if your car is a banger, there’s little point in having comprehensive cover– Most people don’t claim for minor damage to avoid impacting on their no-claims bonus, so go for the larger excess (500) and get the benefit of the reduced premium– If you’re at the position where you’re buying a car – consider engine size – this will invariably affect your insurance premiums– Try adding a driver to your policy – for example in a lot of cases the insured and spouse/partner rate is lower the insured only.– Additional security features can make a difference so make sure you tell your broker if you have an alarm, immobilizer or if your car is kept in a garage – it all adds up.– The occupation you go under may have a significant difference on your premiums. Most of us could truthfully describe our job role in a number of different ways – administrator, clerk, manager. You must still be wholly honest, but ask an expert about this and you could end up knocking money off your premium.– Also make sure the value of your car is correct – don’t overvalue it as this will push up your premiums. Don’t undervalue it either however as you will run into difficulty in the event of a claim. Ask your provider about specific thresholds. For example, the cost of insurance might jump at values over €20,000, so you might be better of insuring your car for €19,900. If you have a fire or theft claim, the insurance will only pay what they consider to be the market value of the car, no matter what you have insured it for.Travel– Take out Annual Cover: If you make more than one trip in the year you will often find it is cheaper and more cost effective to opt for annual multi-trip cover than choosing single trips each time.– It also helps the forgetful mind to be covered through the year rather than having to remember to book your insurance each time you go away.– Ensure you are covered adequately: Standard travel insurance policy benefits such as:Round-the-clock medical assistanceLost, stolen, or damaged baggage coverEmergency medical and/or transportation coverLuggage loss/delay insuranceFlight cancellation/delay insurancePersonal accident insuranceThird party personal liability insuranceFinally, always ask your insurance company if you are eligible for a discount if you have more than one policy with their company.SEE ALSO – Insurance rip off can’t be ignored any longer, says Laois TD as Consumer Contract bill is passed in the Dáil WhatsApp Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Facebook Electric Picnic TAGSinsuranceInsuremyJonathon Hehir Home News Business How Laois households can save money on home, motor and travel insurance… NewsBusiness 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin By Megan Shiel – 17th January 2020 Pinterest Twitter How Laois households can save money on home, motor and travel insurance in 2020 WhatsApp Previous articleDurrow one-way, no-way Jose, says OllieNext articleTable quiz in Ballyfin to be held in support of three-year-old Cian who wishes to walk Megan ShielMegan is currently studying English and New Media at the University of Limerick. A Raheen native, she’s happiest when talking sport, especially soccer but just don’t mention the 2019 champions league final Facebook News Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GAA Twitter Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festivallast_img read more

Vanguard launches two new target retirement pooled funds

first_img Franklin Templeton introduces five-year increments to target date lineup Share this article and your comments with peers on social media “Plan sponsors and institutional clients are looking for broad-based and low-cost investment strategies to serve the needs of plan participants, including younger investors,” says Jason McIntyre, head of distribution for Vanguard Canada. “These funds provide age-appropriate asset allocation in a simple yet sophisticated and low-cost solution for retirement investing.” Vanguard Canada’s parent firm, Malvern, Penn.-based Vanguard Group Inc., has offered target retirement funds in the U.S. since 2003 and now manages more than US$500 billion of target-date assets. RBC glide path aims to ease millennials’ fears RBC Target 2018 ETF closing to subscriptions Toronto-based Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. has introduced Target Retirement 2060 and 2065 Pooled Funds to qualified Canadian institutional investors, including plan sponsors. Vanguard now offers a total of 12 target-date funds in Canada, ranging in retirement years from 2015 to 2065, in five-year increments. These target retirement funds, which invest in indexed pooled funds, shift to a more conservative asset allocation gradually and automatically as the target date approaches. Both of the new funds have an asset allocation of 90% equities and 10% fixed-income. center_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Target-date fundsCompanies Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. Related news IE Staff last_img read more

U.S. President Biden Approves Louisiana Emergency Declaration

first_imgU.S. President Biden Approves Louisiana Emergency Declaration The White HouseToday, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that an emergency exists in the State of Louisiana and ordered federal assistance to supplement state and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from a severe winter storm beginning on February 11, 2021, and continuing.The President’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in all 64 Louisiana parishes.Specifically, FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize, and provide at its discretion, equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency. Emergency protective measures for mass care and sheltering and direct federal assistance will be provided at 75 percent federal funding.Robert J. Fenton, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named John E. Long as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:disaster, Emergency, Emergency Management, Federal, Government, health and safety, Louisiana, President, property, public health, resources, Safety, security, storm, United States, White Houselast_img read more

Australia launches bid to host Rugby World Cup 2027

first_imgAustralia launches bid to host Rugby World Cup 2027 Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services, Minister for Sport The Morrison Government has backed a bid to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup.Announced by Rugby Australia at a launch in Sydney this morning, Minister for Sport Richard Colbeck said the nation was ready to showcase one of the most popular sporting spectacles to a global audience.“The Government remains committed to making Australia the world’s most active sporting nation and reinforcing our reputation as a pre-eminent host of major sporting events,” Minister Colbeck said.“Australia is not only a strong rugby nation, it is a safe destination with a successful and growing record of hosting global sporting events.“The last time we hosted the Rugby World Cup was in 2003, and we’re more than ready to take it on again.”The Australian Government committed $8.8 million over two years in the 2020-21 Budget for Rugby Australia to develop a compelling and compliant bid.It also received $1 million from the Government in the 2019-20 Budget to support foundation planning.Minister Colbeck said hosting the event would provide a major economic boost for our tourism industry and the broader economy.“This is an investment which offers significant benefits,” he said.“It is projected to generate more than $2 billion, attract more than 200,000 visitors from key international markets, and create almost 13,000 new full-time equivalent jobs.”Bids are due for lodgement to World Rugby by 14 January 2022, with the announcement of the successful host expected in May 2022.Hosting rights will then also be awarded for the 2025 and 2029 Women’s Rugby World Cups and the 2031 Men’s Rugby World Cup.“The next decade could see Australia become the premier sporting tourism destination in the world, with a long list of major events already being held here,” Minister Colbeck said.“It’s quite achievable that we can add the 2027 Rugby World Cup and the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games to this impressive list.Major sporting events already scheduled to be held in Australia include:Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 (cricket)FIBA Women’s World Cup 2022 (basketball)UCI Road World Championships 2022 (cycling)VIRTUS Oceania Asia Games 2022 (intellectual impairment)World Transplant Games 2023 (transplant recipients)FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 (soccer/football)ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships 2025Netball World Cup 2027. /Media Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Asia, AusPol, Australia, Australian, Australian Government, Department of Health, FIFA, full-time, Government, health, healthcare, Investment, Morrison, Morrison Government, Oceania, Rugby, Rugby Australia, Sydney, transplant, womenlast_img read more

Government to blame for border testing bungle

first_imgGovernment to blame for border testing bungle The New Zealand National PartyA report released today shows the Government is squarely to blame for the border testing bungle that resulted in a security guard at a MIQ hotel going five months without being tested when he should have been tested fortnightly, National’s COVID-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop says. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Border, covid-19, COVID-19 Response, Government, hotel, New Zealand, New Zealand National Party, nzpol, security, testinglast_img read more

Clark College announces plans for return to campus in fall

first_img guestLabel Name*Email*Website Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all comments More than 400 classes will be offered at least partially on campus, with safety precautions in placeVANCOUVER —  Last week Clark College published its 2021 fall class schedule, which includes 430 classes with on-campus components. This is a major step by the college — which has been in remote operations since March 2020 — to safely return to campus this fall. Fall term begins Mon., Sept. 20. The fall schedule is released early to give students ample time to consider their options and sign up for classes. Registration for both summer and fall terms opens on May 10. File photoFall term begins Mon., Sept. 20. The fall schedule is released early to give students ample time to consider their options and sign up for classes. Registration for both summer and fall terms opens on May 10. File photo“This is an exciting moment for the college, as we prepare to safely welcome large numbers of students and employees back to a campus that has been too quiet for far too long,” said Clark College President Karin Edwards. “At the same time, it’s important to understand that we are not making this decision rashly. We will continue to follow the guidance of our state and local public health agencies to ensure that this return is done with everyone’s safety in mind.” Fall term begins Mon., Sept. 20. The fall schedule is released early to give students ample time to consider their options and sign up for classes. Registration for both summer and fall terms opens on May 10. Currently, about 25 percent of Clark’s fall classes will be in-person — a much lower percentage than during pre-pandemic times, but much higher than the handful of lab classes that were being taught on campus during the 2020-2021 academic year. More classes may be added over the next several months as the college closely monitors the COVID-19 pandemic response. “Our faculty are excited to get back to in-person instruction in the fall, but are prepared to roll their classes back into online delivery if the COVID landscape changes,” said Interim Vice President of Instruction Genevieve Howard.  Some of the fall in-person classes will be hybrid classes — in other words, taught partially in a classroom and partially online. This allows students to have a chance to get the hands-on learning that Clark College is known for, while still limiting the amount of people on campus at any given time. Other classes will be “web-enhanced” — taught in person, but with online materials or activities to read or complete online. Still other classes will be taught fully in person. Students can search for in-person, hybrid, and web-enhanced classes on CTCLink, the state’s online software system. The college is also developing plans for some support services to return to campus as well, while retaining the virtual help center that has operated throughout the pandemic. The college has already announced its plans to bring back athletic competition in the fall; athletic practice returned to campus in spring term. An announcement has also been made that the 2021 Commencement ceremony will be held in-person on June 17, though with restrictions on how many people may attend. The college is working to ensure its infrastructure and equipment meet its needs for re-opening the college safely. Visitors may need to use safety precautions like hand sanitizing, face coverings, and health screenings in order to participate in on-campus activities. Details will be announced closer to fall term. The college is taking care to include student voices in its decision-making process, sending out a survey to all current students this past week to get their input on what services and supports are most important to them. The survey results will help inform the college in planning for fall.  “We will center the students in all our planning,” said Michele Cruse, interim vice president of Student Affairs. “Their voice is vitally important as we begin this slow and gradual process of returning to campus.”  AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:2021Clark CollegeClark CountyClark County TodayClark County WashingtonCommunity CollegeCovid-19fall class scheduleKarin EdwardsLatestlocal newson-campus componentsVancouverVancouver Washingtonshare 0 Previous : POLL: On Monday, any Washington counties that fail both of Gov. Jay Inslee’s metrics for remaining in Phase 3, will be returned to Phase 2. 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