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Wife of Driver Dies in Commack Crash, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York One woman was killed and two others were injured in a tragic crash in Commack Wednesday afternoon, Suffolk County police said.According to police, 82-year-old Gerald Weintraub was driving eastbound on Jericho Turnpike at approximately 2 p.m. with his wife in the car when he swerved to avoid striking an ambulance and ended up in oncoming traffic, where the couple’s car was struck by a BMW.Police said Weintraub was trying to avoid an ambulance that was making a left turn into a driveway.Barbara Weintraub, 77, was pronounced dead at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, police said.Gerald Weintraub was also transported to Southside Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries. The driver of the BMW was taken to Huntington Hospital, also for treatment of minor injuries.Both vehicles were impounded for a safety check, police said. Detectives are asking anyone with information on the crash to call the Second Squad at 631-854-8252.last_img read more

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Punc Eq Pioneer Founds Father & Son Evo-Journal

first_imgWho made Newsmakers in Science March 2,1 but Niles Eldredge and his son Greg.  Eldredge the dad (you can distinguish the two in the photo by beard color) started the “punctuated equilibrium” evolution revolution in 1972 with Stephen Jay Gould.  The two paleontologists angered many other evolutionists by making it public that the fossil record was systematically lacking transitional forms of the kind traditional evolutionary theory required.  They opted for a theory that evolution proceeded in fits and starts, leaving little fossil evidence of its action.    Now Niles and Greg are starting a new quarterly journal, Outreach and Education in Evolution, to begin this fall.  The news snippet included the following anecdote:A favorite family story relates to a class visit to the 2005 Darwin exhibit Niles curated.  Seeing a case displaying various mammalian skeletons, one student was particularly impressed by the hand of a chimp.  “That’s it, I believe the whole thing,” the student exclaimed.The ID blog Uncommon Descent calls this “keeping the world safe for evolution.”1Newsmakers, Science Volume 315, Number 5816, Issue of 02 March 2007.Chief Niles succeeded in sending the young brave on a successful vision quest.  The student at the museum was slain in the spirit of Charlie (05/09/2006, 01/20/2004), fell to the ground writhing in ecstatic visions, and his inventive imagination was awakened (01/17/2007).  The missing links Eldredge could not produce will now appear magically in the mind’s eye of his new convert, a kind of fossil factory in his head.  And now, the tribe will have a new journal to train more shamans, so that they can steer a growing crop of novices into the inner recesses of the cave (02/16/2007 commentary).  This will help to perpetuate the vision quest known as pilgrim’s regress.(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Proteas in series whitewash of Pakistan

first_img“I’m enjoying my role as a wicketkeeping batsman. It was a good series,” he said. When receiving the cheque for man of the match, Abbott said of his approach to bowling: “I hit the deck hard and make the batsmen play as much as possible. I work on a theory of if they miss, I hit [the stumps] or they’re edges. If I can get them playing five, even six balls in an over, I’m winning.” After posting 409 all out, the Proteas dismissed Pakistan for 156 and then bowled them out for 235 in their follow-on, to complete a one-sided, emphatic win and series victory, which extended South Africa’s lead over England at the top of the test rankings from six to 10 points. Grabbing his opportunity with both hands, the fast bowler from the Sunfoil Dolphins turned in an astonishing man of the match winning performance, knocking over 7 for 29 in Pakistan’s first innings and 2 for 39 in their second innings to finish with match figures of 9 for 68. “It was great to see them turn out and it was great to see the guys perform well wherever we went.” South Africa’s victory by an innings and 18 runs was their fifth win by an innings in their last six tests at Centurion and their 14th win against only one loss at the ground. It was also Smith’s world record 50th win as a captain. “Fifty [wins] is a wonderful achievement. When I started captaining it was something that I never thought I would get to, so I’m very, very proud to be the first man [to achieve it], very, very proud to be a South African, and, hopefully, I’m looking forward to many more [wins].” ‘Exciting’“It’s exciting,” he said, “to be on this journey with such an incredible group of cricketers, to be able to turn out results like we have. We’re pushing each other hard, hoping to achieve more and more. Smith gave Abbott a chance to finish with 10 wickets in the match by giving him the ball late in the game. At the other end, Dale Steyn was going for a five-for in Pakistan’s second innings, but when the last wicket pair of Rahat Ali and Mohammad Irfan showed some fight, adding 33, Smith chose to bring an end to the contest by handing the ball to left-arm spinner Robin Peterson, who had previously exposed the lower order’s frailty against spin in Cape Town. ‘They were the better team’“I think credit should be given to the South Africans,” he said. “They were the better team and they proved it. They utilised the conditions very well and we had no answers.” De Villiers was the top scorer on either side, making 352 runs at an average of 88, and also added 17 dismissals behind the stumps, including a world record equalling 11 in the first test at The Wanderers. Man of the seriesWhile De Villiers missed out on the man of the match award, he was named man of the series ahead of Dale Steyn, who picked up 20 wickets at 12.90 in the three matches. AB de Villiers was in the running for the man of the match award after making 121 in South Africa’s innings of 409 all out, while Hashim Amla, the world’s number one ranked test batsman, weighed in with 92. Vernon Philander enhanced his claim as an all-rounder with a career-best knock of 74. AstonishingAt Centurion, the debutant was Kyle Abbott, a late replacement for Jacques Kallis, who pulled out of the game with a right calf injury. Misbah ul-Haq, Pakistan’s captain, was magnanimous is his praise for the Proteas’ performances in the three test series, which produced home wins inside four days in the first two games before the three-day victory at Centurion. An especially impressive part of their run of success since a series win over Australia in December has been the manner in which new players have stepped in and immediately contributed. Faf du Plessis was crucial to the Proteas’ win Down Under, Rory Kleinveldt has done his bit since then with the ball, and Dean Elgar, after starting with a pair, responded with a century against New Zealand. ‘A special summer’“It was a special summer. We spent so long on the road last year. We wanted to come home and be really positive and play some exciting cricket and we were really looking forward to playing in front of our own fans,” captain Graeme Smith said at the post-match awards’ ceremony. South Africa completed a 3-0 series whitewash of world number four Pakistan inside three days at Centurion on Sunday to finish their summer test campaign with a perfect record of five wins in five tests. The series result underlined the Proteas’ status as the number one team in test cricket. He duly trapped Ali in front to bring the curtain down on an excellent series for South Africa. While South Africa has owned a very strong away record for a long time, their record at home has been slightly spotty, but it appears that series victories last year in England and Australia have helped lift the Proteas to new, very confident and effective heights. 25 Feburary 2013 Presenting a view that appears to be common to the players in the Proteas’ squad, De Villiers added: “It’s a very special group to play with, right from the management team, from [coach] Gary [Kirsten] to Kyle Abbott, who made his debut in this match, they’re all special people working together, [aiming] in the same direction. We keep our feet on the ground and work really hard.” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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The bad news, planting progress; the good news, the wheat crop

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report was a good news, bad news situation. Andy Lang is a DuPont Pioneer Account Manager for Wood, Hancock and Hardin Counties and he said that planting progress is still lagging and many farmers are switching acres to soybeans. On the other hand, growers in his area are all smiles as they drive by their wheat fields. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.last_img

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Starbucks Launches Smartphone Payments Nationwide

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces mike melanson Related Posts Making payments with your smartphone at Starbucks is simple enough. Simply download the app for your iPhone, iPod Touch or Blackberry device and when you make a purchase, hold it out for the cashier to scan. The app deducts the purchase from your Starbucks account, which can be reloaded with credit cards or PayPal.According to the Times, Starbucks Cards took off at Starbucks in 2010, with customers loading more than $1.5 billion onto the cards, a 21% increase over 2009.  With any mobile payments system, the first question many ask is “will the people trust it?” After a year long trial, we’re figuring that Starbuck’s nationwide launch indicates that people indeed trust the service enough to use it. Will users be as trusting later this year when we start to see more and more mobile payments apps launch using Near Field Communications chips instead of bar codes? We’ll see.The company says that an Android app is in the works. >Seattle-based coffee chain Starbucks is taking its mobile payments plan nationwide. The company started testing mobile payments in September 2009 and now it is expanding the program to 6,800 stores across the country and soon onto other devices.According to The Seattle Times, one in five transactions is now made with store cards and Starbucks vice president of card and brand loyalty says that mobile payments “will extend the way our customers experience and use their Starbucks Card.” Tags:#Finance#mobile#web What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

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Energy Predictions vs. Energy Performance

first_imgPV estimates are closeAs for the actual solar PV generation (8,189 kWh), it pretty well split the difference between the installer’s predicted 9,300 kWh/year and the PHPP prediction of 7,321 kWh/year. I think this past year was on the cloudier side for sure. We had a lot of rain in the spring and even more in the fall, which is very unusual. Followed by an extremely early snowfall, which seriously cut into our PV generation (see October – brutal). It probably would be closer to the installer’s prediction on a typical year. (We’ll have to see what 2017 brings.)Still, based on the actual numbers, our solar panels did cover nearly 45% of our overall energy use for 2016. We would, however, need to double the number of our solar panels (add another 6.2-kW array) to meet net zero consistently. Who knows, maybe in the coming years the costs will drop more and perhaps government incentives will increase. One can hope.Comparing our house to the average Saskatchewan home consumption of 30,555 kWh, we did very well. We used 37% less energy then the average home. And when you take into account the solar energy generated, that drops us further, to 65% less energy then the average house! Sweetness.Considering that we are completely on electric energy, it makes sense to make the house as energy-efficient as possible. The cost of electricity for us is $0.12224/kWh (while the cost of natural gas power is about $0.04/kWh equivalent), which works out to an electricity bill of $1,321.54/year (10,811 kWh x 0.12224).We do, however, have to pay a basic service fee of $32.61/month (even when we are net positive in a month), which sucks, and then 5% tax. That brings our absolute costs for the year to $1,798.50/year or $149.88/month, which is about half the cost of our previous homes power and electricity bill.I’m OK with that. Actual energy consumption and PV generationJanuary: Solar generated = 315 kWh vs. energy use = 3,323 kWh.Yikes! I was a pretty worried when I saw this. That being said, January was very cold and has very short, dark days (-20° to -30°Celsius most days, or -4° to -22° F. We kept the house around 71°F).February: Solar generated = 553 kWh vs. energy use = 2,706 kWh.February is always a cold month. Although you can see the solar was getting a bit more sunlight already as the days lengthened.March: Solar generated = 603 kWh vs. energy use = 1,716 kWh.This was getting a bit better still. I lowered the house temperature to 69°F. It was getting warmer outside and we were getting more solar gain.April: Solar generated = 979 kWh vs. energy use = 1,385 kWh.April was warm and sunny. Nice spring weather. Started to not need the in-floor heat on at all during the day, but still ran it during the night.May: Solar generated = 960 kWh vs. energy use = 1,029 kWh.Almost net zero for the month. It was a very nice month. We were running our river pump frequently to water new grass, which I think increased energy use quite a lot.June: Solar generated = 1,434 kWh vs. energy use = 989 kWh.Net positive in a big way. Beautiful month. Obviously the longest days of the year.July: Solar generated = 956 kWh vs. energy use = 511 kWh.The first two weeks of July were cloudy and rainy which is unusual for July.August: Solar generated = 950 kWh vs. energy use = 645 kWh.This month was very rainy as well, which again, is not normal. August is usually very hot.September: Solar generated = 778 kWh vs. energy use = 611 kWh.Cool and cloudy. I replanted grass seed and was running the river pump a lot again.October: Solar generated = 315 kWh vs. energy use = 1,478 kWh.October sucked! 315 kWh is the same as January! It snowed on October 4. We had to turn the heat back on. There were only two or three sunny days all month.November: Solar generated = 390 kWh vs. energy use = 1,750 kWhCloudy month, but we had some mild days mid-month with above-freezing temperatures. Still, we generated more solar in November than we did in October, which should not happen.December: Solar generated = 229 kWh vs. energy use = 2,857 kWhShortest days of the year and extremely cold (-40°F). What do you expect?Actual totals:Actual solar PV generated = 8,189 kWh.Actual household energy consumed = 19,000 kWh.Actual total net energy used (consumption – PV) = 10,811 kWh. Energy use was less than expectedI’m extremely pleased with these numbers! I’ve been waiting for two and a half years to know what our actual energy use would be.The annual output of the 6.2 kW solar array at the Canadian superinsulated home of Kent and Darcie Earle was close to predictions and, overall, supplied about 45% of total energy use.We actually used less overall energy then was predicted by either the HOT2000 (19,328 kWh/year, although it was close) and a lot less than was predicted by PHPP (22,868 kWh/year), which is surprising. It makes me wonder how close we would be to meeting the Passive House standard given that our actual energy use is 3,868 kWh less than it predicted… Hmm. Maybe we should have tried to hit that airtightness target of 0.6 ach50 after all. Oh well.Nonetheless, the overall energy use of 19,000 kWh is very good (and such a nice round number, too!). We did not do anything different in terms of our behavior, except to just be smart and not be wasteful. I still baked bread every weekend and we used our larger appliances just like we normally would. We have two refrigerators and two deep freezers in the house. All the lights are LEDs. We try to hang our clothes to dry. We used our wood stove occasionally, maybe two or three times per week, but mostly just for ambiance and occasionally on the extremely cold days.That being said, based on the predicted numbers, the heating energy likely accounts for about 50% of our overall energy use. That makes me wonder, too, how much better we could do if we burned wood a bit more often? We had spent a lot of time planning and designing a house that would be energy-efficient, aesthetically pleasing, and cost-effective. This is a fine balance to try to find. However, it really is a big guessing game until you actually live in the space and track its performance. You can run all of the computer programs you want, but you really don’t know how things will be until you’ve moved in and you’re living your normal life.We had installed PV panels on the house to compensate for some of our energy use, with the hope that someday we could work towards a net-zero energy home. But this, too, seemed to be a big guess as to how well it would perform. In the planning and designing stages of the house we ran a couple different energy models on the house. The first is called the HOT2000 program. This is an energy simulation and design tool for low-rise residential buildings. The software is widely used across Canada to support program, policy, and regulatory development and implementation. HOT2000 is developed and managed by the Office of Energy Efficiency at Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN). It was originally designed for use with the R2000 energy efficiency program, which was an early promoter of green home building in Canada.We later used the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP), which is now a widely used software program for building highly efficient homes worldwide.My intent with this article is to report the varying predictions of the these two programs, as well as our predicted solar generation, and also to show our actual energy use for the year of 2016 – our first full year in the new house. I’ll also report some considerations and possible options for the future. Editor’s note: Kent Earle and his wife, Darcie, documented construction of their superinsulated house on the Canadian prairies in a blog called Blue Heron EcoHaus. GBA published a number of those posts in a series that wrapped up last year. Recently, Kent wrote to say he has been monitoring energy use at the house and offered this followup.center_img RELATED ARTICLES Pre-build energy modelingI had been very curious about this when we were in the early stages of planning the house. Most of what I read concerned predicted energy use in various homes, but I’d only come across one house that actually tracked and reported its energy use — the Mill Creek Net Zero House in Edmonton, Alberta. Although it used exceptionally little energy, it did not meet its net-zero target. That being said, it was very close.I fully did not expect our home to be anywhere close to net zero, but we hoped that over the next number of years we could gradually build our solar panel array (as costs come down) to eventually reach our goal.OK, let’s get to the numbers:HOT2000 Predictions:Annual space heating energy consumption: 7,159 kilowatt-hours (kWh).Annual domestic hot water (DHW) energy consumption: 3,409 kWh.Annual appliance energy consumption: 8,760 kWh.TOTAL = 19,328 kWh/year.PHPP Predictions:Annual space heating energy consumption: 7,584 kWh.Annual DHW energy consumption: 3,974 kWh.Annual appliance energy consumption: 11,310 kWh.TOTAL = 22,868 kWh/year.PV Array Predictions (6.2 kW)PHPP estimation: 7,321 kWh/year.Solar installer’s estimation: 9,300 kWh/year.So obviously there are discrepancies between the HOT2000 and the PHPP. Although their predictions of heating and DHW are quite close, surprisingly the appliance use was significantly different. Also, surprising, was the discrepancy in the solar predictions – I was a bit disconcerted by the drastic difference of 2,000 kWh/year!For comparison’s sake, according to Stats Canada website’s most recent 2011 home energy use data, a Saskatchewan home consumes an average of 30,555 kWh/year (110 GJ), of which electricity for appliance use is 8,889 kWh/year (32 GJ). Energy Modeling Isn’t Very AccurateEnergy Modeling SoftwareIs Modeling a Four-Letter Word?Energy Modeling Has a Very Fast Payback Drum roll, pleaseActually, first some clarifications. All I have is our actual overall energy use. I cannot separate out heating vs. DHW vs. appliances, unfortunately, although this would be interesting. The following information is taken from the solar panel’s generation and the electrical meter. I tracked each month and have recorded it below.OK, now the drum roll.last_img read more

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China on a peace offensive

first_imgThe Chinese are on a peace offensive now. In keeping with the precision with which they operate, the Chinese have sent three top military officers across the world to convey the message that China’s actions in South Asia and the South China Sea should not be seen as threatening by anyone. It is quite another matter whether their interlocutors will receive the message that China wishes to convey. But you can’t fault Beijing for not trying.China’s Defence Minister Liang Guanglie came on a four-day official visit to India on Sunday, at the head of a 23 member delegation. The delegation included Yang Jinshan, commander of the Tibet autonomous region’s military district. This was the first visit by a Chinese defence minister since 2004, but Liang had visited India as chief of the general staff in 2005.MovesSimultaneously, a PLA delegation, led by the deputy chief of general staff Lt General Ma Xiaotian, began a tour of Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia and Singapore.India, of course, has a border dispute with China, and so do Vietnam and Malaysia.Lieutenant General Cai Yingting, deputy chief of the general staff of the PLA recently concluded a visit to the United States where he took the opportunity of reiterating Beijing’s position on the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands which are disputed between China and Japan, leaving the Chinese worried that the latter may invoke the US-Japan security treaty to protect their claim over the islands.And, we should be clear, as Meng Xiangqing, deputy director of the Strategic Research Institute at the National Defense University of the PLA told China Daily, despite the new diplomatic thrust Beijing “will not yield when sovereignty and territory are concerned”.In that sense, diplomacy, military or otherwise, is another weapon in assertive Beijing’s arsenal. In an interview to an Indian daily on the eve of his visit, General Liang sought to soothe Indian fears. He echoed what General Ma had told Prime Mminister Manmohan Singh in December 2011, that the PLA does not have a single soldier in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. He also commended the steps the two sides had taken to maintain peace and tranquility on the Line of Actual Control that marks the Sino-Indian border.In essence, what General Liang seems to be attempting is to ensure that the Sino-Indian relations remain stable, even as Beijing grapples with its more pressing problems-the US pivot to Asia and its maritime boundary disputes with various ASEAN countries and Japan.But while generals Liang, Ma and Cai, the diplomats, do the rounds of South and South-east Asia, their armies continue to plan and fight the next war better. Which is saying a lot for any military.Of immediate concern to India, for example, are the four major military exercises that the PLA has carried out in Tibet since March this year. These have included exercises relating to the movement of Chinese forces across the Tibet Qinghai plateau, as well as live air to ground fire drills conducted by the PLA Air Force.The Chinese are making a special effort to gear up their forces for high-altitude operations in cold areas, a field where the Indian armed forces have considerable experience and expertise.Earlier this month, a major exercise featured the movement of Chinese armoured columns across the Brahmaputra river (called Yalung Yangbo) in Tibet. Exercises have focused on fuel replenishment, food supply and ammunition transportation.Another area of tension between the two countries has been the South China Sea.India’s decision to withdraw from two exploration blocks earlier this year was seen as a withdrawal from the South China Sea dispute by New Delhi. However, since then, ONGC has said that it will continue to participate in Vietnam’s oil exploration.GoalsThe use of military diplomacy is a hallmark of the growing sophistication of Chinese foreign and security policy. The goal of the Chinese generals is to convince their principals-India, Vietnam, Japan and the US, that their military modernisation does not aim to destabilise regional equations.In other words, India should not get worked up over Chinese relations with Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Pakistan is, of course, a special case.But there is a larger goal in view. Beijing is mortally afraid of being “contained” by the United States. For this reason, it is maintaining good ties with Russia, and backing it diplomatically on the issue of Syria. Likewise, China is conducting a complex policy through which it manages to maintain its “all weather” friendship with Pakistan and maintain a tough posture on its border dispute with India, even while ensuring that New Delhi, whose military modernisation is lagging, does not fall into the arms of the United States. The same goals mark its efforts with the ASEAN countries with whom it is locked in disputes over their maritime boundary with China.IndiaIndia has nothing to fear from China. This may be the 50th anniversary of our defeat at the hands of Beijing in 1962, but we are a world away from that era. The Indian armed forces modernisation may be lagging, but we possess sufficient forces to defend ourselves.More important, in contrast to 1962, we have a far greater “situational awareness.” In short, we know what is on the other side of the mountain-Chinese capabilities and their deployments are not a complete unknown as they were in 1962.Significantly, China itself stands at a delicate threshold. Its military may be strong, but its political and social situation is fraught. Growth is slowing and its political system is looking frail and antiquated in the light of the Bo Xilai affair. Despite decades of effort, Tibet remains an area of concern for Beijing.There should be no doubt that it remains in India’s interest to engage China without reservations. We must, however, be clear in our own minds that the only way to achieve peaceful and productive relations with our great neighbour is by maintaining a credible defence posture-both nuclear and conventional.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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SLB Implements More Convenient Telephone System

first_img “The IVR, which was re-implemented in January 2018, is an interactive voice system that [eliminates] dealing with a person when you don’t have the time to wait for a response,” Mrs. Briscoe explained. Public Education and Public Relations Manager at the SLB, Olivia Briscoe, told JIS News that “we continue to listen to the feedback of our customers and have made some changes recently to our telephone lines, so it is now a lot easier for persons to get through to the SLB”. The Students’ Loan Bureau’s (SLB) new Interactive Voice Recognition (IVR) has added a layer of ease and convenience for its customers.Public Education and Public Relations Manager at the SLB, Olivia Briscoe, told JIS News that “we continue to listen to the feedback of our customers and have made some changes recently to our telephone lines, so it is now a lot easier for persons to get through to the SLB”.“The IVR, which was re-implemented in January 2018, is an interactive voice system that [eliminates] dealing with a person when you don’t have the time to wait for a response,” Mrs. Briscoe explained.She said that the system serves both the repayment customers as well as the new and returning applicants.Existing customers can access their balance, and new applicants expecting funding from the SLB can check their status.She said that the IVR system is currently able to assist persons whose loans entered repayment in 2017/18.“To access their information, customers can simply call 876-619-4752,” Mrs. Briscoe noted.She said that the Bureau is working assiduously to ensure that the other years are uploaded.She explained that this is part of the SLB’s thrust to improve its customer service, highlighting that when interacting with the Bureau’s telephone service, persons will even be prompted and informed of their place in the queue or the estimated waiting time.The SLB, which provides loan funding for tertiary students in Jamaica, is now accepting application for the 2018/19 academic year. Applications close on May 31. The Students’ Loan Bureau’s (SLB) new Interactive Voice Recognition (IVR) has added a layer of ease and convenience for its customers. Story Highlightslast_img read more

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Kathy Ireland Named As YWCA Greater Los Angeles Ambassador

first_imgYWCA Greater Los Angeles, for over 120 years a leader in providing at-risk Southern California youth, families and communities with the tools to achieve successful lives, has introduced Kathy Ireland as its first Ambassador to support their many program and advocacy efforts.Kathy Ireland with YWCA Greater Los Angeles President & CEO Faye Washington“Kathy Ireland, one of the world’s greatest examples of self-made success in both business achievement and social activism, is the very symbol of the power of preparing to and daring to succeed,” YWCA Greater Los Angeles President and CEO Faye Washington commented in announcing the appointment. “She dominates the world of lifestyle design and is one of the most powerful brands in the world, having done so without the benefit of college education, and yet is a leading advocate for education as the true path to success, especially for the disadvantaged young people we serve. Kathy is a hero, and now she is our ambassador.”Ms. Washington also pointed out that, “the assignment salutes Kathy Ireland and continues her dedication to the health, safety and opportunity of our most challenged young people, which has characterized her climb to what Forbes Magazine described as ‘super-mogul.’”Ireland, the organization’s 2011 Phenomenal Woman Award honoree, has continued to support the YWCA GLA’s mission to educate, train and empower thousands of young people from Los Angeles’ disadvantaged communities.In accepting this initial ambassadorship, she, observed, “YWCA GLA has served as a protector of youth, families and the community for over 120 years. Under the leadership of Faye Washington, a true American hero, YWCA GLA continues to make astounding achievements. When Faye and her team offered this ambassadorship, it was an incredible experience. The gratitude and appreciation that I have for this organization is boundless. It is a privilege to roll up my sleeves and stand soldier to soldier in support of YWCA GLA advocacy.”Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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High hopes for NDP MLA Chief

first_imgAPTN National NewsManitobans re-elected the NDP government in Tuesday’s provincial election.The party brought in four Aboriginal candidates. One of them was elected in Winnipeg’s north-end riding of Point Douglas which is an area that is heavily Aboriginal.APTN National News reporter Tiar Wilson visited the riding ahead of the vote and found a community beginning to wake up politically.Wilson visited the community again, for post-election reaction.last_img

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