No treatment centre in Northwest Territories means no healing at home

first_imgCharlotte Morritt-JacobsAPTN NewsMelaney Gardebois returned North over the summer to visit friends and family, but she kept her visit short.She treaded lightly in her home community of Fort Good Hope, Northwest Territories, the very place she started her drinking and using.“It is very easy to get [crack] – you just need to know the right people,” she said. “I brought in whatever I could, whenever I could, after going to Yellowknife.”Gardebois noted inter-generational trauma and boredom as motivators when she used substances.At 15, she was already a daily drinker.“The only way I could go to sleep was if I was drinking,” she said. “My drinking was out of control – I was drunk every day.”In her teens, Gardebois tried to get sober by attending a 28-day treatment program in Hay River.“Even in that short amount of time I did want sobriety, but coming back to my community I had no support,” she recalled. “I was so young and thought so far ahead, convincing myself I couldn’t stay sober. It was just present everywhere I go.”In June 2019, the Government of the Northwest Territories Department of Health announced a new two-year Mental Wellness and Addictions Recovery Action Plan.But the $400,000 allocated did not include a residential treatment centre. There is presently no inpatient addictions treatment centre in the Northwest Territories; individuals who need help must travel to Alberta or British Columbia.Addiction workers in Yellowknife say an in-residence treatment centre is badly needed.“My concern is wait times,” said Thomas Pearcey, a community wellness worker. “We are talking about lives here. I have had some rather tragic experiences with clients waiting 60, 90 days. One recently for four months to get to a treatment centre.“These delays can cost someone their life.”The new plan would also see more money invested in land-based and mobile addictions services treatment options.According to Cynthia Dearborn, a wellness worker at the Tree of Peace Friendship Centre in Yellowknife, sometimes the government is too quick to fill roles with professionals trained in the specifics of mental health and addictions.“We really need to start filling positions of not-for-profits that support vulnerable people with professionals trained in that field,” she said. “You look at the Sobering Centre, they need specialized family counsellors, personal counsellors, et cetera, instead of just one or two, instead of having it fall on support workers.”The new plan does include before- and after-care for those leaving the territory for treatment.It’s something Gardebois said would have been helpful when she decided to check herself into a centre in Nanaimo, B.C., when she was 27.“I was going out to treatment, so I flew into Yellowknife and then I went out with friends in Yellowknife,” she said. “I passed out right before my flight.”Gardebois is now 30 months sober and hoping her story inspires others living with addictions. She said part of that is breaking her silence on her past trauma.“There is so much violence and abuse going on in our community,” she said. “I was always scared to use my voice before getting sober.”Gardebois acknowledged the challenges facing those who depend on programs like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous but live in remote communities that have few to no meetings.“I could start a meeting but no one would attend,” she said. “There is a lot of sober people but there wouldn’t be anyone to show up. It is really sad to see. I know the benefits of a meeting and having a recovery support.”Gardebois packed her bags and was sad to leave home again, but is hopeful for the future and has plans to enroll in a post-secondary program with the hope of becoming a counsellor.“I love my community. This is where my ancestors are from,” she said. “My hope is to just break that cycle.” read more

Akshay defeated by woman officer in mock fight

first_imgNew Delhi: Ahead of the release of his film “Kesari”, actor Akshay Kumar visited a BSF camp and performed a mock fight with a woman officer here. Akshay on Tuesday took to Instagram and shared a video in which he can be seen engaged in a mock fight with a woman officer. The actor started the fight with some clever tricks but was quickly pinned to the ground by the officer. Appreciating the officer’s stint, Akshay wrote: “Woman strong, mother strong, sister strong, then country strong.” Akshay also posted a video in which he can be seen performing fake kickboxing with another woman officer. “Always treat to meet the jawans from BSF India. Their training, passion and enthusiasm is top-notch, always a learning experience,” Akshay captioned the video. “Kesari” is based on the 1897 Battle of Saragarhi, in which 21 Sikh soldiers of the British army fought 10,000 Afghan invaders. Directed by Anurag Singh, the film also stars actress Parineeti Chopra. It is due to release on Thursday.last_img read more

Netherlands Holds 3 Moroccan Hip Hop Artists in Migrant Detention Center

Rabat – The Netherlands held Ahmed, Omar, and Hamza, three Moroccan hip-hop dancers for at least five days in a detention center for undocumented migrants in Rotterdam. The artists, aged 20 and 21, had come to the Netherlands for a dance event.Maria Daif, former head of the Touria and Abdelaziz Tazi Foundation and of l’Uzine—the cultural center in Casablanca where the dancers rehearse—published the story of their “misadventure” yesterday on her Facebook account.The artists arrived at the Eindhoven airport on January 10, according to Daif. The immigration officer asked them about the reasons for the trip, their place of stay in the Netherlands, and how much money they were carrying. The three had about €300. Read also: Belgian Court Sentences Moroccan-Dutch Footballer to 46 months in PrisonDutch immigration held them on the grounds of “lack of means of subsistence and lack of evidence of the reasons for their travel.” A foreigner visiting the Netherlands should be carrying €34 a day, according to Schengen Visa Info.“Their return air tickets are paid and scheduled for January 17 (Hamza and Omar) and 22 (Ahmed),” said Daif.‘I am not a criminal’Daif related that the officer made them wait several hours in an office where other officers interviewed them. Immigration officers searched the artists and then transferred them to a police station outside the airport where they were asked intrusive questions. “Are you suicidal?” police wanted to know. “Have you ever had sex?” “They sign documents in Dutch that they don’t understand: ‘We were scared. When we signed, we thought we would be released,’” Daif narrated. “I am not a criminal, I am an artist,” Daif quoted Hamza.Police then put the three artists were then put in a van and transferred to a detention center for illegal immigrants in Rotterdam. Despite having visas, Omar and Hamza were held until January 15 and Ahmed until the 17th. “They did not know how long they would stay there,” reported Daif. Ahmed and Hamza, the youngest, were locked in one cell and Omar in another. The young men could leave their cells except between noon and 2 p.m. and then again over night starting at 10 p.m.Locked up for 5 daysAt the detention center, Hamza, Omar, and Ahmed called their families and l’Uzine. On January 12, they met a court-appointed lawyer. The lawyer asked general questions about their planned stay in the Netherlands and promised to come back the next day. The lawyer did not return, however. Made aware of the case by l’Uzine, a Moroccan senior official visited the artists on January 13. The official informed them that they would be sent back to Morocco but was not sure when. On January 15, Hamza and Omar, but not Ahmed, were again loaded into a police vehicle, each locked in a box, and transferred to the post in Eindhoven and then to the airport. They waited several hours in the vehicle before being handed over to a Ryanair flight crew on a plane heading to Marrakech. Back homeIn Marrakech, Ryanair delivered them to the local authorities upon landing. “We crossed the entire airport accompanied by police officers, as if we were dangerous criminals. Everyone at the airport was watching us.” Omar and Hamza ended up at the Marrakech police prefecture where police interrogated them at length before releasing them.“On January 17, Ahmed undergoes the same treatment,” Daif concluded in her Facebook post.Read also: Netherlands Refuses to Extradite Drug Lord Said Chaou to MoroccoOmar and Hamza are members of the Lions Crew collective. The group is not unknown; the New York Times published an article featuring the group in May.Last year, Daif boycotted the Moussem Cities Festival in Brussels to protest the reduced mobility of Moroccan artists in Europe. read more

Report finds Tamil areas in Sri Lanka are pockets of poverty

If one were to apply the international poverty line of $2.5 per day, the figures in these three districts are 74.4 per cent, 60.9 per cent and 57.2 per cent respectively. As for the age profile of the poor in the North and East, the study points out that about 47 per cent of people living in poverty come under the group of below 25 years, compared to 40 per cent in other Provinces.Lack of access to the labour market and high unemployment rates, particularly among the youth and among educated women, are the factors that have contributed to the prevalence of such high rates of poverty.On the people in the estate sector, the World Bank’s report has said a large share of the population is “vulnerable to adverse shocks”. The World Bank has called for the implementation of programmes aimed at improving market accessibility, incentives to promote entrepreneurship among educated youth and schemes to help ex-combatants and women-headed households. As for the estates, multi-sector interventions should be undertaken to improve nutrition outcomes, enhance job opportunities for the youth and prepare for a growing number of aging estate workers, the report has added. With respect to the estates, the poverty headcount rate is 10.9 per cent, as per the Sri Lanka’s national poverty line and this goes up to 50.6 per cent under the international poverty line.Though the World Bank has not specifically given the figure of Batticaloa, a 2014 publication of the Department of Census and Statistics of the Sri Lankan government mentioned that the figure (as in 2012-2013) was 19.4 per cent. Describing as worrisome the non-monetary indicators of health and nutrition in the estates, the document has pointed out that the estates have the highest maternal mortality rates in the country. “About 30 percent of children below 5 are underweight, nearly one in three babies born have low birth weight, and one-third of women of reproductive age are malnourished.” Regions with the highest rate of poverty in Sri Lanka are areas inhabited by Tamils, according to a study of the World Bank.The regions come under the districts of Mannar, Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi in the Northern Province; Batticaloa in the East and plantations in Badulla district (Uva Province) and Nuwara Eliya (Central Province). One Sinhala-dominated region the study has identified as having a high rate of poverty is the Monaragala district, The Hindu newspaper reported. Going by Sri Lanka’s national poverty line of about $1.50 per day (Purchasing Power Parity in 2005), the poverty headcount rates of Mullaitivu, Mannar and Kilinochchi are 28.8 per cent, 20.1 per cent and 12.7 per cent respectively. read more

Football Ohio State adds 4star linebacker Javontae JeanBaptiste to 2018 recruiting class

Ohio State earned its second commitment on National Signing Day and its 26th member of the 2018 recruiting class with linebacker Javontae Jean-Baptiste.The four-star from Oradell, New Jersey, gives the Buckeyes their fourth linebacker in the class along with Dallas Gant, Teradja Mitchell and K’Vaughan Pope.Jean-Baptiste is currently ranked as the No. 219 overall recruit in the 2018 class, according to 247Sports composite. He is also the 16th-best linebacker and sixth-best recruit in the state.Ohio State only has one other current player on its roster from New Jersey, although that area has been a hotbed for recruits since Urban Meyer became head coach for the 2012 season.Jean-Baptiste was primarily recruited by safeties coach and defensive coordinator Greg Schiano, who told Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports that he will return to the Buckeyes in 2018 after being reportedly interested in the New England Patriots defensive coordinator job.Ohio State currently ranks behind Georgia as the No. 2 overall recruiting class.Correction: The original publication said Ohio State had the No. 1 overall 2018 recruiting class, where it in fact is ranked behind Georgia at No. 2. read more

Penge death crash driver admits causing incomprehensible pain and suffering

first_img 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. The deadly crash occurred in Lennard Road in Penge, south east London Child actor, Makayah McDermott, 10, died alongside his aunt Rosie Cooper Credit:PA He was initially charged with causing their deaths by dangerous driving but during a hearing at the Old Bailey it emerged he was now charged with manslaughter.Dobby appeared in court via video link from High Down prison in Surrey and spoke to confirm his name and enter pleas to a new indictment.He pleaded not guilty to the two manslaughter charges but guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.He also pleaded guilty to causing serious injury to Makayah’s sister by dangerous driving.He was not asked to enter a plea to a fourth charge of dangerous driving relating to an incident on August 26 on the A228 near Snodland in Kent. Makayah McDermottcenter_img Defending, Robin Ghosh said: “He wishes it to be noted that he fully acknowledges the utterly incomprehensible pain and suffering caused to the families involved.”Prosecutor Jonathan Polnay indicated that the guilty pleas were not acceptable to the Crown and he will face trial on February 27.Members of the victims’ families sat in the well of the court to watch the short hearing before Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC.Dobby was remanded in custody to next appear at the Old Bailey on February 10 for a pre-trial hearing. A man has admitted causing the deaths of a child actor and his aunt following a police chase and acknowledged the “utterly incomprehensible pain and suffering” he caused to their family.Joshua Dobby, 23, of no fixed abode, ploughed a black Ford Focus he was driving into Makayah McDermott, 10, and Rosie Cooper, 34, as they walked along Lennard Road in Penge, south London, on the afternoon of August 31. The deadly crash occurred in Lennard Road in Penge, south east LondonCredit:PAlast_img read more

Djordjic and Germany – neverending story

← Previous Story HC Odorhei keep Macedonian playmaker Next Story → Niklas Landin played injured: It was frustrating Petar Djordjic and his playing for German national team becomes never-ending story,writes German Former Serbian NT left back, who has a wish to change a NT jersey, after almost four years in which he didn’t play for the “Eagles”, still is far away from the Martin Heuberger’s squad. Why, there is no answer.Djordjic, definitely, won’t be a part of ths squad who will face Poland at WCH 2015 Play-Off next June.” I know that it does not work until June ,” says Djordjic.“I hope that it will work until the World Cup ,” said Djordjic wishes : ” Until then, I do not want to talk a lot about the topic and focus on the HSV  – concluded former player of SG Flensburg and HSG Wetzlar. germanyPetar DjordjićQatar 2015 read more

Creator of Myst chats about the games industry and new game Obduction

first_imgRand Miller is a quiet legend. He speaks in the kind of soft baritone you’d want to keep you company during the early morning hours of a cross-country road trip. When speaking to him though, it’s impossible to forget that Miller, alongside his brother, made Myst.That legacy is a powerful one. In the 90s, Myst was everywhere. Before The Sims, before World of Warcraft, Myst was on millions of PCs. Miller rightfully belongs in the same breath as John Romero, Roberta Williams, and Shigeru Miyamoto.Miller has been quiet for the past few years, though. In part, he tells me, it’s because games shifted into a creative wasteland. “Corporations just stopped taking risks,” Miller says. “Game genres used to be so diverse, in the 90s you could [play anything].”That changed as the games industry developed. The early 2000s saw the rise of massive corporate interests tossing around billions of dollars, eager to tap and hold what markets they could. That, Miller says, led to these companies honing in on one of a few genres to the exclusion of basically everything else.“It was a dark time. People saw money and they just kept climbing and grabbing as much as they could… But I think, I hope, we’re just hitting the other side of it now.”Back in 2013, Miller posted a Kickstarter campaign for Obduction, a new adventure game in the style of 90s classics like Myst and Riven. The rapid growth of indies and the rise of Kickstarter are good signs, according to Miller. “EA, Ubisoft, they would have never let me make it,” he says.Myst and by extension Obduction aren’t about action. They aren’t about the kinds of twitchy, challenging gameplay that most modern games rely on. According to Miller, it’s about giving players “a window of freedom” to peer through. Miller wants his audience to look into strange and fantastical worlds and take their time sorting out challenging, obtuse puzzles that test the limits of patience.“There’s poetry in these worlds, [these landscapes],” he says. “People don’t often get to have deep thoughts any more. There’s too many pulls on time attention so we don’t have the quiet to just be with ourselves… Some part of me is just weary.”Miller, now 57, can’t play most games these days. Whether it’s the time it takes to learn, or the fact that so many can stretch for dozens of hours, “I just don’t have as much time left.” It’s a haunting thought — that one of gaming’s greats could simply age out of the medium he helped establish. Beethoven’s musical genius — one that he couldn’t appreciate in his later years — is often thought of as one of the most tragic stories of all time. But gaming runs the risk of leaving all of its pioneers behind. In the pursuit of more complex games with more features, we’ve left huge swaths of people behind.When asked what he does actually play these days, Miller laments that he’s a fan of Angry Birds. “I know I shouldn’t like it, but it’s easy to just play for a minute here and there… I want to play other things, I keep thinking I should play The Witness, but it’s so hard to vest myself in something. Before I start something, I wonder ‘How much of my life will this take?’”Obduction is an absolutely weird game. It takes place in an impossible fantasy land, it’s bizarre and slow. It’s tasking and enriching. But it’s one that you have to commit to. It isn’t for everyone, but it is for someone who might have been ignored otherwise, and that’s important to Miller.Talking to him gave me the sense that Miller was interested in his legacy. That he wanted to be positive that he’d left the world better. Kickstarter, diversity in gaming genres, and helping the new renaissance of games along are foremost in his mind. Obduction is special because of what it represents. Miller hopes that the “homogenous and corporate” era of gaming dies, and that Obduction is just one more chip in its armor.“So many people have been trying to hold onto games, to hold them tight to some out-dated standard. But those people are going to lose. They always lose… games should be for everybody.”This happens with every medium, he says. For a while, people just need the time to figure out the tools. They need to play around with it and figure out new ways of doing things. It’s happened with novels, plays, music, film, and now games. And there are people who grew out of the old traditions of each, and they’re invested in what they remember. It’s strange to hear a member of the old guard talk about change and revolution and paradigm shifts because, at the end of the day, Obduction is little more than a return to form. But it’s important to him to keep gaming free, to keep it from stagnation.Even so, if it all stopped now. If he never released another game, Miller says he’d be happy with what he’s left behind. “We did something great with [Myst]… we made a cultural phenomenon. I believe in Obduction, but It’s hard to have regrets… even if nothing else I ever do works.” <>last_img read more

WWE 205 Live moving to a new day and time Ronda Rousey

first_img Google+ Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Twitter Now Playing Up Next Update (4:42 p.m. ET): 205 Live GM Drake Maverick confirmed the show moving to Wednesday night on the WWE Network on Twitter.PLEASE RTHUGE NEWS – @WWE205Live is moving to WEDNESDAY NIGHTS at 7pm ET on the @WWENetwork #WWE #205Live #Cruiserweight— Drake Maverick (@WWEMaverick) September 15, 2018—The WWE Network is listing this coming week’s episode of 205 Live for Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Eastern (6:00 CT).  It appears the schedule change is a result of the new season of Mixed Match Challenge which premiers this coming Tuesday night on Facebook Watch immediately following Smackdown Live.Ronda Rousey applies for new trademarksAs per PWInsider, current RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey, under Rowdy Ronda Inc.,has applied to trademark “The Rowdy Ones” and “Rowdywear” for wrestling and merchandise purposes.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipRonda Rousey nearly loses finger filming TV ShowVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:30/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 44.77%0:02Remaining Time -1:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Ronda Rousey nearly loses finger filming TV Show Now Playing Up Next Facebook Will Ronda Rousey Join ‘Total Divas’ Cast? Pinterest Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Travis Browne Who Are Ronda Rousey’s Top WWE Supporters? Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Is Ronda Rousey Taking A Hiatus From WWE? Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)last_img read more

Chelsea contemplating shock swap deal with Morata for AC Milan star

first_imgChelsea’s patience with Alvaro Morata appears to be waning with the club reportedly considering using him in a swap deal involving AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, claims Corriere Dello SportThe Spaniard was signed by Chelsea last summer from Real Madrid for £57m as the replacement for their main forward Diego Costa, who officially rejoined Atletico Madrid in January.After a promising start to life at Stamford Bridge for Morata with seven goals in his first eight games for Chelsea, the 25-year-old’s form quickly faded and he only managed to find the back of the net a further eight times in his next 39 appearances.Morata has now been linked with a return to Juventus this summer, but it is Milan who have emerged as the front-runners for his services.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.The Rossoneri have offered to exchange their teenage goalkeeper Donnarumma for Morata, which is believed to have captured Chelsea’s interest due to the growing uncertainty surrounding Thibaut Courtois’ future.The Belgium international has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer and previously spoke of his desire to leave for Spanish capital at some point in the future to be near to his two young children.Courtois has just a year remaining on his contract at Chelsea and the London club may be tempted to sign Donnarumma as a potential replacement.The 19-year-old has been touted as one most promising young goalkeepers in Europe and could become a solid long-term replacement for Courtois.last_img read more

NIB continues 25 Years commemoration with International Symposium

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #NIBis25years Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 28, 2017 – Providenciales – The National Insurance Board 25th Anniversary Investment Symposium where some 40 delegates from 13 countries are represented opened today at Beaches Resort with the help of TCIs children and its country leader.The TCI Cadet Corp executed a stellar flags and national anthems parade, Youth Explosion champions from the Wesley Methodist School gave a riveting show of culture including song, dance and costumes, a prayer for singleness of heart among the nations and delegates was brought by Fr. Tellison Glover of the Anglican church, there was a warm welcome by Deputy Chairman of the NIB, Floyd Seymour and the event was chaired by Obrien Forbes, well known charismatic MC.In her keynote address, Premier and Finance Minister, Hon Sharlene Robinson shared that while the NIB is performing outstandingly well today and is the country’s largest owner of assets at well over $200 million, it needs to live a long life and that will demand, she explained, that innovative strategies be instituted now for the future.Premier Robinson points out that the NIB, operating as it is today would run out of resources by 2050 and therefore committed her administration to seek out ways for the National Insurance Board to be bolstered and built so that it is not depleted and is always able to respond to the social needs of its contributors.National songs were brought by the NIB Choir with remarks coming from Reginald Thomas, who flew in from Mexico and is the Director of the Inter-American Center for Social Security Studies.   The Vote of Thanks was proudly delivered by CEO of the NIB, Walter Gardiner.#MagneticMediaNews#NIBis25years Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Palm Beach Sheriffs Office good Samaritan rescue missing divers

first_imgJUPITER, Fla. (WSVN) — Seven divers were rescued from the water after they were reported missing off the Jupiter inlet.The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deployed their marine unit to look for them.All seven divers were rescued from the water. Two were rescued by deputies, while the other five were rescued by a good Samaritan.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

What Are Town Boards Committees Talking About Week of June 2 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to the Wilmington Town Clerk’s calendar, there are several town board, committee and commission meetings scheduled for the week of Sunday, June 2, 2019.Sunday, June 2, 2019No MeetingsMonday, June 3, 2019No MeetingsTuesday, June 4, 2019The Wilmington Board of Health meets at 5:30pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.The Wilmington Planning Board meets at 7:30pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.Wednesday, June 5, 2019The Wilmington Conservation Commission meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.Thursday, June 6, 2019The Wilmington Recreation Commission meets at 5pm in Town Hall’s Small Conference Room. Read the agenda HERE.Friday, June 7, 2019No MeetingsSaturday, June 8, 2019No Meetings(NOTE: While unlikely, it is possible additional meetings could be added to this week’s calendar on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.  It’s best to check the Town Clerk’s calendar mid-week. The cover photo is from Airgoz Aerial Photography.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of September 1, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Government”What’s Happening At Town Meetings This Week? (Week of September 8, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

Africans outraged over Trump shithole remarks

first_imgUS president Donald Trump speaks to the media as he meets with Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, US, on 10 January 2018. ReutersAfricans reacted angrily Friday after Donald Trump reportedly referred to their nations as “shithole countries”, with many lashing the US president for racism and ignorance.The 55-nation African Union condemned the remarks while the southern African state of Botswana hauled in the US ambassador to complain.The comment “truly flies in the face of accepted behaviour and practice,” said Ebba Kalondo, spokeswoman for AU chief Moussa Faki.“This is even more hurtful given the historical reality of just how many Africans arrived in the United States as slaves, and also terribly surprising as the United States remains a massively positive example as just how migration can give birth to a nation,” Kalondo said.The comments were “clearly” racist, Kalondo said, but stressed the US was “much stronger than the sum total of one man.”Trump made the remarks on Thursday in a meeting with lawmakers on immigration reform, The Washington Post and The New York Times reported. On Friday, Trump tweeted an implicit denial, saying “this was not the language used”.The United Nations slammed Trump’s reported remarks as “shocking and shameful” and “racist”.“You cannot dismiss entire countries and continents as ‘shitholes’ whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome,” Rupert Colville, spokesman for the UN human rights office, told reporters in Geneva.Botswana summoned the US ambassador to the country to “clarify if Botswana is regarded as a ‘shithole’ country”, according to a foreign ministry statement which called Trump’s comments “irresponsible, reprehensible and racist”.This is not the first time Trump has rubbed Africans up the wrong way-he was widely derided last year after he twice referred to Namibia as “Nambia”.On social media, users across the continent on Friday posted images of modern skylines and beautiful nature from their countries with the ironic hashtag “shithole.”Many Africans reminded the US of its historic role in the continent’s woes.“President Trump, One day, I’ll take you to a ‘shithole’ country called Ghana,” wrote Ghanaian Edmond Prime Sarpong on Facebook.“First stop would be Osu Castle, Elmina Castle, and the over 40 Forts that detained about 30 million slaves, beaten and shipped out like sardine cans and then I will tell you the history of Africa and why people like you made that a ‘shithole’ continent.”‘Nothing new’Prominent Kenyan commentator Patrick Gathara, told AFP that Trump’s words were nothing new from a “racist and ignorant” administration, nor from the West at large.“This is no different from what Hollywood and Western media have been saying about Africa for decades. We have consistently been portrayed as shitty people from shitty countries.”Some acknowledged problems in their countries, but blamed this on their poor leaders as well as western nations such as the US.“Please don’t confuse the #shithole leaders we Africans elect with our beautiful continent… Our motherland is the most blessed continent that has been raped by imperialists in collaboration with our shitty misleaders for generations,” wrote Kenyan activist Boniface Mwangi on Twitter.In South Africa, the ruling party declared “ours is not a shithole country” and described Trump as “extremely offensive”.“It is not as if the United States doesn’t have difficulties. There are millions of unemployed people in the US, millions of people who don’t have health care services or access to education and we would not deign to make comments as derogatory as that,” said Jessie Duarte, the deputy secretary general of the African National Congress (ANC).‘It’s our shithole’Nigerians however did not hold back, with many on Twitter saying their country was a “shithole”, but that it was “our shithole” to criticise.Even war-torn South Sudan weighed in, with president Salva Kiir’s spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny slamming the comments as “outrageous”.However Juba businesswoman Jenny Jore, 31, told AFP that Trump’s remarks were “on point”.“It is thanks to our African leaders that we are insulted that way,” she said.Trump’s latest comments also provided ample fodder for talkshow hosts.South African comedian Trevor Noah, star of “The Daily Show”, described himself as an offended citizen of “South Shithole” and also called Trump out for racism, especially for saying he preferred immigrants from Norway.“He didn’t just name a white country, he named the whitest-so white they wear moon-screen,” he said.last_img read more

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett Had A Stroke 10 Days Before Harvey

first_img Share Houston Public MediaJudge Ed Emmett talks with reporters at Houston TranStar in 2015.Harris County Judge Ed Emmett had a stroke a few days before Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, according to KHOU 11 News. On Aug. 15, during a work trip to Victoria, the longtime judge suffered a minor microvascular ischemia, a clot in a blood vessel in his brain. It blew out his fourth cranial nerve, causing a stroke.“I felt fine. I just couldn’t see. I was seeing double images at all kind of angles,” Emmett describes. “I was helicoptered back to Memorial Hermann and I was in their stroke unit all day. Of course, I was told to take it easy for a while.”last_img read more

ExNFL Star Chad Ochocinco Johnson Scores a Touchdown for Bitcoin Awareness on

first_img 2 min read Charlie Shrem may be on house arrest, but Bitcoin has another new celeb champion, and his record is cleaner than “Bitcoin Bill” Congressman Steve Stockman. Well, somewhat.If you guessed Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson, you’re right. Yeah, we didn’t see this one coming either.  The former NFL bad-boy wide receiver, who burned through short-lived, tumultuous stints with the Cincinnati Bengals, the New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins, is the latest pro athlete to hop aboard the celebrity Bitcoin bandwagon. Or to at least think about it.Related: 3 Celebs Jumping on the Bitcoin Bandwagon (and One Who Says She’s an ‘Idiot’ for Missing It)The hot-tempered VH1 “Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch” dating show star tweeted about his budding interest in the complex digital currency yesterday.Discussing the concept of @Bitcoin with a friend. Can y’all show me how easy it is? #Bitcoin— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) April 14, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. A handful of Twitter users responded to the not exactly viral tweet (by this afternoon, it had only garnered only 47 retweets and 41 favorites), perhaps hoping to give the Miami native a leg up in unravelling the enigma that is Bitcoin. One even pointed out that Bitcoin isn’t taxable. Wrong!Ochocinco’s apparently still only in the early “what the heck is Bitcoin” phase we all went through, and he’s been “discussing the concept” with a friend. He seems far from ready to accept Bitcoin as a form of payment for fan gear, however, like Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback Richard Sherman recently started doing.  Maybe Johnson, a prolific serial tweeter, was trying to be ironic when he asked the Twitterverse “Can y’all show me how easy it [Bitcoin] is?”Lesson No. 1: Bitcoin and easy don’t go well together. Just ask Shrem. Related: The Winklevoss Twins Score Virgin Galactic Tickets to Space, Paying With Bitcoin April 15, 2014 Register Now »last_img read more

Lightning strike injures 3 at Costa Ricas Juan Santamaría International Airport

first_imgThe National Meteorological Institute reported at 3:04 p.m. on Wednesday that there had been 356 lightning strikes in San José throughout the afternoon.On Sept. 19, a lightning strike injured three U.S. Coast Guard officers who were visiting Costa Rica at the Poás Volcano overlook. Facebook Comments Hasta el momento se han registrado la caída de 356 rayos en San José durante la tarde— IMN, Costa Rica (@IMNCR) September 30, 2015 Related posts:Costa Rica declares national emergency over drought in northwestern province of Guanacaste 7,000 travelers stranded by Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría Airport closure Strong rains expected in Costa Rica this week It’s official: 2015 ‘smashed’ 2014’s global temperature record. It wasn’t even closecenter_img Three workers were injured in a lightning strike at Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría International Airport outside the capital on Wednesday afternoon.An indirect lightning strike impacted the employees, who work for the Cooperativa Autogestionaria de Servicios Aeroindustriales, according to Silvia Chaves, spokeswoman for Aeris, the company that manages the airport. All three were taken to a nearby hospital. Two of the three were in serious condition, she said. The daily La Nación identified the three as Guido Villalta Acuña, 64; Manuel Calvo Picado, 62; and José Torres Aragonés, 31.According to La Nación, Villalta and Calvo were working on the fuselage of an airplane when lightning struck nearby and sent the two flying several meters. Torres was reportedly farther away from the strike and was not as badly burnt by the electricity. The airport briefly closed because of severe electrical activity, La Nación reported.last_img read more

Putting the Sex Back in Travel

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