GM raises 2018 forecast predicts stronger 2019 earnings

first_imgDETROIT — General Motors strengthened its pretax profit estimate for 2018 and predicted even stronger performance for 2019 as it executives made a presentation to investors on Friday.CEO Mary Barra also says the company doesn’t foresee any further job cuts through 2020. Last year GM announced plans to close five North American factories and lay off 14,000 salaried and blue-collar workers.The company predicts 2018 pretax profits will be higher than the $5.80 to $6.20 range it forecast in the third quarter. For 2019, it expects that to increase to $6.50 to $7.The rosy profit forecast comes despite declining sales for the company in the U.S. and slowing sales in China. GM also plans to exit several car lines in the U.S. in the coming year.The Associated Presslast_img read more

End of an era as Japan’s beloved Akihito abdicates

first_imgTokyo: Emperor Akihito of Japan formally stepped down Tuesday, the first abdication for 200 years in the world’s oldest monarchy, as his son Naruhito prepared to take the Chrysanthemum Throne and usher in a new imperial era. In the “Room of Pine” in Tokyo’s Imperial Palace, the popular 85-year-old performed the abdication ritual in the presence of the imperial regalia — an ancient sword and sacred jewel that are considered to legitimise an emperor. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkIn his final speech, Akihito offered his “deepest heartfelt gratitude to the people of Japan” and said he would “pray for the peace and happiness of all the people in Japan and around the world.” Despite near-constant rain in Tokyo, several hundred wellwishers congregated outside the Palace during the historic ceremony attended by around 300 people, including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and around a dozen members of the royal family. “I feel overwhelmed emotionally,” said a tearful Yayoi Iwasaki, a 50-year-old bank employee, standing outside the palace. “In the past, enthronements followed the death of emperors and people weren’t sure whether they should be happy and celebrating, but with this transition, I am sure that we can celebrate while welcoming the new era,” she said.last_img read more

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has been awarded the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to end decades of war with Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said Friday.“The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2016 to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his resolute efforts to bring the country’s more than 50-year-long civil war to an end,” the committee said in a statement.It added: “The award should also be seen as a tribute to the Colombian people who, despite great hardships and abuses, have not given up hope of a just peace, and to all the parties who have contributed to the peace process. This tribute is paid, not least, to the representatives of the countless victims of the civil war.” Santos’ administration spent four years negotiating a deal with the former guerrilla group FARC that would have ended five decades of war.The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for its contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the 2011 Jasmine Revolution. read more

Yemen UN human rights office condemns latest killing of unarmed protesters

The United Nations human rights office today strongly condemned the reported killing of a number of largely peaceful protesters in Yemen in recent days, and urged that those responsible for the death of hundreds of people since the protest movement began be brought to justice.Hundreds of people have reportedly also been injured since Saturday by the disproportionate use of force by Yemeni security forces against unarmed protesters in the capital, Sana’a, and in Taiz, as violent clashes continue between supporters and opponents of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.“We are extremely concerned that security forces continue to use excessive force in a climate of complete impunity for crimes resulting in heavy loss of life and injury, despite repeated pledges by the Government to the contrary,” said Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).Speaking to reporters in Geneva, Mr. Colville reiterated OHCHR’s call for an international, independent, transparent investigation, for accountability and for justice.“Those responsible for the hundreds of killings since the protest movement began in Yemen more than eight months ago must be prosecuted, regardless of rank or title,” he stated.He also called on the Government’s armed opponents to remove weapons from public spaces used by peaceful protesters, and to stop launching armed attacks from densely populated areas.OHCHR also voiced concern that the living conditions for residents of Sana’a and Taiz have continued to worsen, hitting the poorest households most, Mr. Colville added.Yemen is one of a handful of countries across North Africa and the Middle East where large numbers of civilians have risen up this year to call for greater democracy and freedoms. But many people have died during clashes and protests and UN officials have repeatedly warned about the humanitarian and human rights situation.The violence continues despite international efforts to promote a peaceful political transition. Last week Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Adviser on Yemen, Jamal Benomar, reported that the security situation has deteriorated “very dramatically,” with five or six provinces now out of Government control, and Sana’a divided between rival forces. 18 October 2011The United Nations human rights office today strongly condemned the reported killing of a number of largely peaceful protesters in Yemen in recent days, and urged that those responsible for the death of hundreds of people since the protest movement began be brought to justice. read more

British Airways pilots vote to strike in pay dispute

LONDON — British Airways pilots have voted overwhelmingly to strike amid a long-running dispute over pay.The British Airlines Pilots Association says Monday that the pilots don’t want to inconvenience the public and accused the airline of dragging negotiations into the summer. No potential dates have been set for strike action.The association says that action was backed by more than 9-1 on a turnout of 90%.The organization’s leader, Brian Strutton, says the strong result “demonstrates the resolve of BA pilots, and shows BA that it must table a sensible improved offer if a strike is to be averted.”The association says the airline is seeking an injunction Tuesday in the High Court to halt industrial action. It says further negotiations are on hold because of BA’s legal move.The Associated Press read more

Nouvelle espèce décrevisse un géant de la famille découvert aux USA

first_imgNouvelle espèce d’écrevisse : un géant de la famille découvert aux USAPubliée dans Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, la description, par des chercheurs américains, d’une nouvelle espèce d’écrevisse géante, trouvée dans le Tennessee, prouve que des découvertes zoologiques peuvent encore être faites dans des endroits que l’on pensait bien explorés.Avec ses 12,5 centimètres –une taille énorme pour ce type d’animaux– et ses antennes couvertes de soies minuscules et sensitives ressemblant à des cheveux, Barbicambarus simmonsi, la nouvelle espèce d’écrevisse découverte par des chercheurs dans un ruisseau cependant bien connu et fréquenté du Tennessee, ne passe pourtant pas inaperçue.À lire aussiUn nautile extrêmement rare observé pour la première fois en 30 ans en Papouasie”Ce n’est pas le genre d’animal que vous pourriez attraper en disant : ‘tiens, encore une écrevisse’ et en le rejetant à l’eau”, commente Chris Taylor, biologiste des milieux aquatiques à l’Université de l’Illinois, qui, en compagnie de Guenter Schuster, de l’Université du Kentucky, a découvert le crustacé sous une pierre.”Nous dépensons des millions de dollars chaque année, sur des subventions fédérales, pour envoyer des biologistes en Amazone, en Asie du sud-est, dans le monde entier, à la recherche de la biodiversité de ces régions. Mais l’ironie est qu’il y a très peu d’argent dépensé dans notre propre pays pour faire la même chose. Or, il y a toujours des tas de secteurs, ici, aux Etats-Unis, qui doivent être explorés”, conclut Guenter Schuster. Le 20 janvier 2011 à 14:43 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Fishers Landing Elementary teacher earns accolades

first_imgIn the minutes after recess, Fisher’s Landing Elementary School teacher Kimberley Astle’s fifth-grade students hustle into class, put on their lab coats and get to work.In the classroom’s science period, students are testing how shifting different variables will affect how far a marble rolls after being pushed down a ramp. Height, surface material and marble size are all in the mix for students.It’s a largely student-driven exercise, with Astle helping steer where she’s needed.“The students really get to own the science,” Astle said.It’s that philosophy — which reflects new national standards for science education — that has earned Astle accolades for her teaching. Recently, she was accepted as a semifinalist for the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program, managed by the U.S. Department of Energy. If selected as a fellow, Astle will spend 11 months working in a federal agency or congressional office to help shape education policy around science education.She also recently was asked to serve for three years on the National Science Teachers Association Standing Committee on Professional Development. Astle will travel to Los Angeles next month to begin developing training for teachers.It isn’t the first time Astle has been recognized for her work teaching science. Last year, she was a national finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. She has not found out yet if she has received the award.last_img read more

TCI Police officer charged with crime

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #TCIPoliceofficerchargedwithcrime Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 25, 2017 – Providenciales – TCI Police have had to arrest and charge one of their own.    A Police officer has been arrested and yesterday was charged with theft and possession of criminal property.   There are no other details at this stage; the matter has not yet made it to formal arraignment Magnetic Media is told.#MagneticMediaNews#TCIPoliceofficerchargedwithcrimelast_img read more

Eusebio hails Romas best display of the season

first_imgEusebio Di Francesco was thrilled by what he described as one of the club’s best performances of the season after his Roma side beat Sassuolo 3-1.The win was their second consecutive victory, but the Italian gaffer was impressed by his team’s convincing and far more confident performance“It was in technical terms one of our best performances of the season, if not the best, considering the number of chances we created,” the Coach told Football Italia.Chris Smalling open to a permanent AS Roma deal Andrew Smyth – September 6, 2019 Chris Smalling can “definitely see a longer-term future” for himself at AS Roma should things work out on his loan spell from Manchester United.“We are on the right track and I saw many interesting elements today. It hasn’t been easy when missing so many key players for a long time, especially as I like to create a sense of consistency from game to game, but everyone is now working together again and forming a unit.”There had been talks of Di Francesco being dismissed, even after last week’s win over Genoa, but this performance seems to have put those rumours on the back-burner.“I never lacked support from the club. It’s only natural that when Roma don’t get results, the Coach is put under the spotlight. As I already said, I always feel under the spotlight.”last_img read more

Community leaders speak out on Poway synagogue shooting

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Friends are mourning the woman who was killed in a shooting at a synagogue in Poway that left three others, including a rabbi,injured and a 19-year-old man in custody for what authorities are calling a hate crime.The suspect, 19- year-old John T. Earnest, also of San Diego, opened fire as about 100 people worshipped at Congregation Chabad synagogue Saturday, April 27th during the last day of Passover, one of the most solemn Jewish observances, according to officials.Poway Mayor Steve Vaus, San Diego Police Department Chief David Nisleit, and San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore all discussed the incident on Good Morning San Diego on Monday. Posted: April 29, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings19-year-old John Earnest of Rancho Penasquitos is being held without bail at San Diego Central Jail. He’s scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday on one count of murder and three counts of attempted murder.The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said on Sunday it’s not believed Earnest was part of an organized group.“We believe he acted alone and without outside support in carrying out the attack,” the Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. “We are continuing to explore every investigative avenue to bring out all the facts in the case.” 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Jonathan Halvorson center_img Jonathan Halvorson, Community leaders speak out on Poway synagogue shooting April 29, 2019 Updated: 8:52 AMlast_img read more

ASA AllStar Recruiters – Get Ready to Get Your Game On

first_imgASA is once again conducting an All-Stars Recruiter Tournament. ASA is giving recruiters—the best-of-the-best recruiters in the country—an opportunity to show who are the ultimate recruiters. The Top 128 recruiters are matched up for a head-to-head membership recruiting competition based on state levels in five brackets. The winner of each bracket will receive a trip to Washington, D.C., and $300 CASH!The Recruiter All-Stars Tournament began on Jan. 1 and features five brackets for a total of 128 top recruiters. The brackets are determined by the order of the top recruiters at the end of fiscal year 2012.Those on each bracket competes only among themselves, with each bracket producing one of the five winners. Those five recruiters will be recognized at the ASA Board meeting in Washington, D.C. in 2013 and at the 2013 Soybean Advocate and Influencer Conference.During the 2012 ASA All-Stars Recruiter Tournament, participants recruited or renewed more than 860 soybean growers from Dec. 2011–June 2012. The Top Recruiter for 2012 was Jim Kukowski (Minn.).The ASA All-Stars Recruiter Tournament will not replace the annual top recruiter contest. ASA will continue to recognize overall recruiter excellence in each of the three levels.last_img read more

Teacher Scouts leader accused of having child porn

first_imgA Boy Scouts leader who works as a substitute teacher for Evergreen Public Schools is accused of possessing child pornography.Darrel James Dwight, 52, of Vancouver appeared in Clark County Superior Court Friday on suspicion of 10 counts of possession of depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. He also faces federal charges for ordering child pornography from a Canadian company and having it shipped to the United States, according to court papers.Judge Robert Lewis held Dwight in the Clark County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail and appointed Vancouver attorney Jeff Staples to defend him. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges Jan. 8.Dwight was arrested Wednesday when investigators with the U.S. Inspection Service served a search warrant on his person and residence in Vancouver’s Northwest neighborhood.During a search of Dwight’s pockets, law enforcement officers found two thumb drives. A computer forensic special agent with U.S. Homeland Security analyzed the contents of the thumb drives and found 600 images, including photos and videos of depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit activity, according to a probable cause affidavit by Vancouver police Officer Tom Topaum.Much of the content involved boys between the ages of 8 and 12, Topaum wrote.He indicated that Dwight has served as a director for Stephenson Children Care Association Inc. and currently works for Evergreen Public Schools as a substitute teacher for grades K-8. Dwight indicated in a supervised release form that he has worked for the school district for five years. However, Topaum stated that Dwight has worked full time for the school district for 10 years. Officials with Evergreen Public Schools were unavailable Friday to confirm his length of employment because offices were closed for the holiday.Dwight also serves as treasurer for Boy Scouts Troop 316, which meets in Hazel Dell.last_img read more

Cat rescued from crane in Weston

first_img#AnimalRescue @BrowardSheriff #FireRescue Engine 106 plucked this days-old kitten trapped in this crane tonight near I-75 & US27 @peta— PIO Mike Jachles (@BSO_Mike) March 28, 2017Firefighters arrived, near Interstate 75 and U.S. 27, and found the tiny kitten stuck in the machine.Officials managed to free the trapped days-old kitten.Rescuers are now looking for a vet to take the cat into care. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. WESTON, FLA. (WSVN) – – Broward Sheriff’s firefighters made a wild rescue, Monday.BSO Fire Rescue tweeted photos of a cat rescue that began after a fisherman heard meowing coming from a crane in Weston.last_img read more

Are Ski Magazines RecessionProof

first_imgOne huge benefit of our vertical market is that we’re somewhat “recession-proof” as it relates to the broader economy. Our business is snow. When the white stuff falls, our industry booms, recession or no recession. Perhaps it’s the needed sense of escapism. Perhaps it’s just the allure of the mountains. Whatever the reason, snow inspires our customers to spend money on skiing and snowboarding. And it’s happening right now: above-average—even record—snowfall across North America has helped fuel explosive growth in the winter sports category, amidst some of the worst economic conditions our country has seen in decades. So far this season, all snow sports sales channels are reporting growth in unit and dollar sales, underscored by an overall growth of approximately 13 percent over the same period last season. Even better news for Freeskier’s market, the twin tip ski category (skis used in terrain parks, half pipes, etc.) is the hottest selling type of ski on the market. Sales of twin tip skis are up 60% in units and 62% in dollars compared to last season.So, while other businesses are worrying about the subprime mortgage crisis, GDP and the credit crunch—we’re dancing around our office doing everything we can to please the snow god, in hopes that the sky keeps falling.Because snow, above all else, equates to a good season of ad sales and business for us. In the midst of an economic slowdown, businesses in all industries are battening the hatches and bracing for what looks like an ugly ride. The storm looks even more brutal for publishers given rising postal and paper prices.So what are we and our customers doing in the midst of this besieged economy? Going skiing, of course! In every cloud there’s a silver lining, and for my company, Storm Mountain Publishing (we publish Freeskier and Snowboard magazines) that silver lining is snow. Lots and lots of snow. The big fluffy kind that makes grown adults forget their financial woes, throw caution to the wind and spend their money on ski gear and ski travel. Ah yes, the power of powder. last_img read more

Viral video of chimpanzee scrolling through Instagram hides a sad truth

first_img5:14 Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: What’s your relationship… Now playing: Watch this: Instagram Online Noted primatologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall, the world’s foremost chimp researcher, released a statement through her website Good For All News on Thursday, as the footage of the chimpanzee began to gather a lot of viral steam. Goodall said she is “very disappointed to see the inappropriate portrayal of a juvenile chimpanzee” and suggests that the footage helps to perpetuate the illegal pet trade of great apes.This isn’t the behavior of a wild animal, rather a trained behavior that seems intended to elicit this exact response. That point can be lost amid the runaway virality of an online clip and the Jane Goodall Institute said this is “part of the larger issue of social media videos” that prompt trading in exotic animals.Notably, this isn’t the first time that a chimpanzee video has gone viral — and it’s not even the first time the same organization has caused grief for primatologists. And posts and videos such as these highlight how social media influencers with large audiences can quickly spread content — for right or wrong. Once they’re online, there’s almost no way to stop their spread and, in this case, the funny exterior masks the sad hidden truth of animals living in captivity.Myrtle Beach Safari and Mike Holston, who is behind account “therealtarzann,” didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. A video showing a chimp scrolling through Instagram is going viral. Getty/guenterguni The internet is currently in love with the video of a chimpanzee scrolling through an Instagram feed, because we love when animals do things that humans do.While we may get a kick out of seeing it act like a human, laughing like Bart Simpson and saying “look, he thinks he’s people” — according to prominent primatologists, the video is bad news for the chimpanzee. The footage of the ape, as Motherboard points out, likely originated from the Instagram account “docantle,” the owner of a Californian attraction known as Myrtle Beach Safari, which houses a number of exotic animals. It seemed to skyrocket in popularity after being reposted by a second account known as “therealtarzann.”The ease with which the chimp swipes back and forth, and scrolls through the feed has been sending Twitter and Instagram meme pages into a frenzy with a view count numbering in the millions. 5 Share your voice Tags Commentslast_img read more

A changing military brings fewer Alaska Natives into the force

first_imgAn Alaska Native Veteran’s vest at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Anchorage, October 18, 2018 (Photo: Zachariah Hughes – Alaska Public Media)It’s common to hear public officials say that Alaska Natives join the Armed Forces at the highest rates in the country. It was something Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie mentioned in his speech last month at the Alaska Federation of Natives in Anchorage.“You serve in the military of the United States at a higher rate than any group of Americans,” Wilkie said.Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie addressing AFN, October 20, 2018 (Photo: Zachariah Hughes – Alaska Public Media, Anchorage)During World War II and the following decades, American Indians and Alaska Natives did indeed volunteer for the Armed Forces at exceptionally high rates. But that has declined over time. A big part of that change has to do with transformations in the structure of the military at large — in particular the National Guard.Growing up in the New Stuyahok, 24-year-old Lawrence Gust never planned on signing up for the Alaska Army National Guard.“From my village, it’s not really been a thing for anyone to join the military, so it wasn’t anything for younger children to look up to,” Gust said.One reason is that the ongoing wars overseas have left many parents in the region worried about the dangers of enlisting.But during a school trip to Dillingham, the Bristol Bay region’s hub, Gust encountered recruiters from the National Guard, and it planted the idea of joining as a way to help pay for college, get training and travel.Now, three years since enlisting, he is part of a small group of young people from New Stuyahok in the Guard.“Recruiters are now traveling out to villages and giving presentations and things like that,” Gust said. “Sparking an interest in the younger kids at home. Really, National Guard just needed to be heard from in the villages.”Gust is exactly who the state wants as it tries to rebuild the shrunken National Guard presence off the road system. A rural engagement program has been underway for the last few years, meant to draw on both veterans living in the Bush, as well as younger residents; more like how Alaska’s National Guard was in the past.“It was very common to see fatigues and the bunny boots anywhere out (in) the Bush,” recalled Michelle Sparck. She grew up between Bethel and Chevak in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region, and has been part of policy discussions on the Guard in the state Legislature.In the past, residents in rural regions joined the military in large numbers. Part of the draw for many residents was the organization’s roots in Alaska’s storied Territorial Guard, World War II.The organization’s structure and mission kept folks in state, rather than activating them for far-away assignments; a factor that made service more convenient.“It was pretty easy for people to sign up for the National Guard, because it kind of fit our subsistence way of life. You had schedules and training that were kind of intermittent, so you could still go back home and commit to subsistence and providing for your families,” Sparck said.A number of things have since changed.The size of Alaska’s Army National Guard has shrunk by more than half since the 1990s, and is now concentrated along the road system. During the Cold War there were more than a hundred small armories around the state. This summer, the state announced it wants to shed 60 armories, most in small rural communities. And in 2006, Alaska guardsmen were activated for the first time since World War II, deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, which was a jolt to rural families.“I think that kinda changed the culture a little bit, about people committing, making that kind of commitment to the government,” Sparck said.“We had a strong National Guard. We had armories in most of our villages across the state,” explained Verdie Bowen, Director of the state’s Office of Veteran Affairs. “It was not uncommon to go into a village and have most of the people involved with the Alaska Army National Guard.”Bowen grew up in rural southeast Alaska before joining the Air Force after high school. From his work he knows the state’s veteran population well, and he could not offer definitive verification that Alaska Natives still serve at the highest rate in the country, or even among different demographic groups within Alaska.Current data from the Census Bureau, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Defense Department suggest that long-held claim, though widely cited, is no longer true.A steep decline in Alaska Native rates of service isn’t only due to changes in the state’s National Guard, but the military over all. The Armed Forces have become more selective. Recruiters are having a hard time finding enough young Americans of any ethnicity who are in good enough shape, meet the educational requirements, or can pass a drug test in order to join.Benno Cleveland during the posting of colors by the honor guard during AFN, October 18, 2018 (Photo: Zachariah Hughes – Alaska Public Media, Anchorage)For example, the Army has much higher enlistment standards than it did in 1969.  That’s the year a judge in Fairbanks gave Benno Cleveland a choice between jail or the infantry.“I was a little rambunctious when I was a younger man,” Cleveland recounted.Cleveland did two tours in the Mekong Delta during the height of the Vietnam War, receiving two purple hearts. He believes the Army was good for him. It was a way to see different parts of the world, and he found that the training emphasized many of the same values he knew from his Inupiaq heritage.“It’s the same thing as any culture. Our elders, they’ve taught us to be good, to be respectful, to work for what we want, to help other people,” he explained.Cleveland credits the combination of his indigenous culture, the military community and his faith with helping him make it through years of struggle to process his combat experience. He wears regalia mixed with indigenous icons and military insignia. Even amid sweeping changes in the armed forces he thinks they offer young Alaska Natives a similar set of opportunities for advancement, and service to lands where indigenous people have long lived.“This is our home. Our people have been here forever,” Cleveland said.Whether military institutions can find new ways to fit that will to serve with the needs of Alaska Native communities remains to be seen.Correction: an earlier version of this story said that the legislature had cut DMVA’s budget, hampering rural outreach. While the department’s budget has been reduced, federal funds have been used to maintain, and in some cases increase, rural recruitment efforts.last_img read more

TRS to fire on all cylinders against BJP

first_imgHyderabad: The TRS leadership now has decided to go aggressive against the BJP. The TRS leaders will not only target BJP’s policies but also cite the Centre’s lack of support for the State. The ruling TRS had confined itself to attacking the Congress till the Assembly elections. But the situation underwent change during the campaign for Lok Sabha elections. Also Read – Man tied up to a tree and thrashed in Nalgonda for harassing woman Advertise With Us The BJP tried to mount attack on Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao for the latter’s comment “Hindugallu Bondugallu” at Karimnagar meeting. After the changed scenario following the scrapping of Article 370 and 35A, the TRS has now shifted its focus to the saffron party. The TRS working president K T Rama Rao, at Telangana Vikas Samithi meeting in the city, targeted the BJP. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us KTR at the programme regretted that all those who opposed the BJP were being branded as anti-national. He recalled how he was targeted for criticising BJP MP Pragya Singh who praised Nathuram Godse. According to party sources, the TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao directed the party leaders to counter the BJP criticism. Leaders said the party would continue to target the BJP by exposing the Centre’s ‘step-motherly attitude’ towards Telangana State. Advertise With Us The campaign against BJP is likely to become strident once the schedule for municipal elections are announced, “The BJP is trying to gain strength in the State as the Congress showing the signs of weakness. We will expose the BJP for injustice towards Telangana State by bringing out their failures like not providing adequate funds in Union budget for Telangana State,” said a TRS leader. He pointed out that though the NITI Aayog recommended funding for project like Mission Bhagiratha, the Centre had not given a single rupee. The State government has been demanding national project status for Kaleshwaram.last_img read more

Israel removes metal detectors from holy site

first_imgIsrael removed metal detectors from a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday and said they would no longer be used after the new security measures set off deadly violence.The move came after intensive international diplomacy seeking to stop the outbreak of wider unrest, with warnings that it could spread far beyond Israel and the Palestinian territories.A work crew could be seen in the early hours of Tuesday removing the metal detectors at one entrance, an AFP journalist reported.Muslim officials said all had been dismantled.Israel’s security cabinet accepted “the recommendation of all the security bodies to change the inspection with metal detectors to a security inspection based on advanced technologies and other means,” a statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said.As word spread of the decision, a few hundred Palestinians gathered to celebrate near an entrance to the Haram al-Sharif mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount.One person set off a firework, prompting Israeli police to raid and disperse them using sound grenades.Details of the advanced technologies the cabinet spoke of were not clear, though cameras were installed at entrances to the site this week.It was also not clear whether they would be accepted by Muslim worshippers.“This movement is a movement of the street,” said Sheikh Raed Dana of the Islamic Waqf organisation, which administers the holy compound.“We as the Waqf listen to the street. The street says yes and we say yes; if the street says no to the measures, we will say no.”Israel installed metal detectors at entrances to the site, which includes the Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock, after an attack on July 14 that killed two policemen.Palestinians viewed the new security measures as Israel asserting further control over the site. They refused to enter the compound in protest and prayed in the streets outside instead.Israeli authorities said the metal detectors were needed because the July 14 attackers smuggled guns into the site and emerged from it to shoot the officers.Clashes have broken out during protests over the measures, leaving five Palestinians dead.Three Israelis were also killed when a Palestinian sneaked into a house in a West Bank settlement and stabbed them.The decision to remove the metal detectors follows talks between Netanyahu and Jordan’s King Abdullah II.Jordan is the official custodian of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem.It also comes after one of US President Donald Trump’s top aides, Jason Greenblatt, arrived in Israel for talks over the crisis and with the UN Middle East envoy warning of a further escalation.“It is extremely important that a solution to the current crisis be found by Friday this week,” the envoy, Nickolay Mladenov, said after briefing the UN Security Council, which met to discuss how to defuse the tension on Monday.“The dangers on the ground will escalate if we go through another cycle of Friday prayer without a resolution to this current crisis,” he said, warning that violence there could spread “beyond the Middle East itself”.Rallying cryThere was speculation that a separate diplomatic standoff may have helped push negotiations to remove the metal detectors along.On Sunday night in Amman, an Israeli embassy security guard shot dead a Jordanian who attacked him with a screwdriver, according to Israeli officials.A second Jordanian was also killed, apparently by accident.Jordan insisted on questioning the security guard, while Israel said he had diplomatic immunity.The guard arrived back in Israel late Monday along with other embassy staff, apparently after an agreement was brokered.During discussions with Netanyahu, Abdullah had demanded that Israel remove the metal detectors.Friday’s main weekly Muslim prayers—which typically draw thousands to Al-Aqsa—had brought the situation to a boil.Clashes erupted between Israeli security forces and Palestinians around the Old City, elsewhere in annexed east Jerusalem and in the occupied West Bank, leaving three Palestinians dead.They continued on Saturday, leaving two more Palestinians dead.Friday evening also saw a Palestinian break into a home in a Jewish settlement in the West Bank during a Sabbath dinner and stab four Israelis, killing three.The Israeli army said the 19-year-old Palestinian had spoken in a Facebook post of the holy site and of dying as a martyr.The holy site in Jerusalem has served as a rallying cry for Palestinians.In 2000, then Israeli opposition leader Ariel Sharon’s visit to the compound helped ignite the second Palestinian intifada, or uprising, which lasted more than four years.It is in east Jerusalem, seized by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed in a move never recognised by the international community.Considered the third holiest site in Islam, it is the most sacred for Jews.last_img read more

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