Mother speaks out about her daughters death appeals for action on MMIWG

first_imgPrecious Ones: Nova Scotia mother calling for #MMIWG inquiry to include men Ten years ago her 19-year-old son Carlyle was found dead in Sydney.Last year APTN Investigates interviewed Mona about her son’s death. Mona said she wanted to see the MMIWG Inquiry include missing and murdered Indigenous men too. Justin BrakeAPTN NewsThe mother and cousin of a young Mi’kmaw woman who died last month are speaking out in hopes of bringing more awareness to the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. Cassidy Jean Bernard, 22, was found dead in her We’koqma’q home on Oct. 24.  Cassidy is the second child Mona has lost “at somebody else’s hand.” “It’s an awesome thing that they’re…recognizing that there’s a problem, that there’s an epidemic. But they should be doing something about it now,” she said. She was also the mother of six-month-old identical twin girls, Mya and Paisley. “It was amazing to watch her do that,” she said. RCMP in Nova Scotia have not yet named Bernard as the deceased, but have called the death “suspicious” and say they are investigating. “My eyes are wide open,” Mona said, having lost two of her six children. She wants answers. “They should have been doing something about it decades ago, so that these men and these predators wouldn’t feel safe to actually hurt our women and get away with it. It’s been going on far too long.  Speaking from her home in We’koqma’q First Nation, Nova Scotia Mona Bernard described her daughter Cassidy as “an angel,” a “bright-spirited child,” and “just beautiful.” She said she is taking care of her two granddaughters now. Police have not said there’s a public safety risk in the wake of Bernard’s death. Annie Bernard-Daisley, Cassidy’s cousin and a band councillor for We’koqma’q, told APTN News Cassidy was “very community-oriented,” and that the young mother “went to every community function that there was with her little babies. They’re waiting for Nova Scotia’s medical examiner service to complete its own investigation before the RCMP can classify the death as anything other than suspicious, RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jennifer Clarke told APTN News Friday.APTN reached out to Nova Scotia’s Medical Examiner Service for information on Cassidy’s case but did not receive a response by the time of publication. “They said he was swimming and that he drowned,” she explained. “But there was little investigation and nobody really gave me the right answers. I heard so many different stories on his death. He didn’t drown. He wouldn’t even go into that water. Waiting on medical examiner “They’re getting away with murdering our women, taking their lives, and taking them away from their families, because they know they can. They know there’s a track record with the government not following through with investigations and making sure people who are doing this to our women for the safety of everybody else in society.” “Bring a red dress, bring a poster ! Bring yourself!” Annie posted on Facebook Friday, adding the event will be  “peaceful protest to create an awareness to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous women and men in all of Canada!” Annie said she and Mona are urging people in the community with information to come forward. “I don’t want anyone to lose an angel like I just did. I swear, I don’t want any other mother to feel this kind of pain,” Mona said. The family is also planning what they’re calling a “Red Dress Protest” for 12 p.m. Noon Wednesday, Nov. 21, when they will block the Canso Causeway, which connects Unama’aki (Cape Breton Island) to the mainland. “And the investigation, I don’t know what ever happened but it just didn’t keep going.” Mona said Cassidy “was just a master” at mothering. “She was just a queen of these babies.” Looking for answers, taking action “The government has to step up and actually do something about it,” Annie said, commending the Trudeau government for launching the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, but adding action should not wait until the Inquiry files its final report. “We live in small communities. People are related to each other. People might be defending each other. And it’s our people who are doing that,” she said. “Our people have to stop [defending people who kill] because it’s making our society feel like they are able to take women’s lives and get away with it. And it’s gotta stop happening. They have to be courageous and stand up and give out the information to the right people.”.APTN Investigates interviewed Mona Bernard last year. She had already lost her son Carlyle Denny and believes police didn’t do a thorough enough investigation into his 2008 death. Now, following the death of her 22-year-old daughter Cassidy, she’s hoping for answers. APTN file photo..As part of their awareness raising campaign family members have begun using the hashtag “JusticeForCass on social media. “She must have been an angel from God, because nobody gets blessed very often to have that opportunity to have identical twins,” Mona said. But Mona and Annie say even though Cassidy’s case is so recent and is not yet solved, they feel compelled to speak out about the ongoing epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Mona said her daughter was brilliant, “in her culture and in English,” and that she would sing and speak in Mi’kmaq to her daughters. “Cassidy was just a beautiful angel that was sent to me from God. And somebody has taken her away.”.jbrake@aptn.ca@JustinBrakeNewslast_img read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,301.91, up 62.65 points).Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Down 33 cents, or 5.02 per cent, to $6.25 on 7.5 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Up 20 cents, or 0.87 per cent to $23.32 on 5.5 million shares.Stornoway Diamond Corp. (TSX:SWY). Materials. Unchanged at two cents on 5.4 million shares.Yorbeau Resources Inc. (TSX:YRB). Materials. Down 1.5 cents, or 37.5 per cent, to 2.5 cents on 4.9 million shares.Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Materials. Up 16 cents, or 0.86 per cent, to $18.66 on 4.7 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Unchanged at $2.18 on 4 million shares.Companies in the news:TRANSAT AT Inc. (TSX:TRZ). Up five cents to $13.44. A Quebec developer who promised a takeover proposal for Transat AT Inc. has made good on his word, outbidding Air Canada in the process. Vincent Chiara of Group Mach Inc. filed a formal offer Thursday for $14 per share or $527.6 million. Transat began exclusive talks with Air Canada, set to end on June 26, after the country’s largest airline made a bid of $13 per share or about $520 million last month. Chiara’s rival bid includes trying to convince the Quebec government to finance nearly one-quarter of the purchase. He says he submitted a business plan to Investissement Quebec earlier this month.SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX:SNC). Down 46 cents or 1.77 per cent to $25.52. Neil Bruce, who stepped down abruptly as head of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. on Tuesday, says the process to replace him was in the works for at least six months. Bruce says in a LinkedIn post that the process started last year and notes that his interim replacement, Ian Edwards, was appointed operations chief in January, allowing a five-month handover period to groom the industry veteran. Bruce says his family moved backed to the United Kingdom after the winter holidays and that he was eager to join them.Canfor Pulp Products. (TSX:CFX). Down one cent to $11.40. Canfor Pulp Products is temporarily shutting down one of its northern British Columbia pulp mills — just days after parent company Canfor Inc. announced breaks at all but one of its B.C. sawmills and the permanent closure of another. Canfor Pulp says the Taylor mill won’t operate from June 29 to Aug. 5, reducing pulp production by about 25,000 tonnes. The Vancouver-based company says reasons include weaker market conditions and a short-term lack of wood supply due to slowdowns at its sawmills elsewhere in the province.The Canadian Press read more

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Railway trade unions suspend strike after talks

Irate passengers also protested inside the Fort railway and damaged railway property in the process. Railway trade unions today (Sunday) decided to suspend their strike after talks President Maithripala Sirisena.The strike was launched on Wednesday over demands for a higher salary and railway passengers staged a protest blocking the street opposite the Fort railway station in protest over the strike. The Police Special Task Force was deployed to the Fort railway station to bring the situation under control. As the strike continued, the Government decided to allow private buses to operate on any route despite the route permits issued to them, until the railway strike ends. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Kosovo citing recent unrest UN envoy urges close vigilance to safeguard achievements

Briefing the Security Council on the Secretary-General’s latest report, Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative and Head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), Farid Zarif, expressed concern over recent developments. Incidents which took place in and around Kosovo during the past 36 hours had resulted in three fatalities, including a Serbian police officer. Preliminary information suggests armed persons involved in illegal wood-cutting were likely responsible for the incidents. He called for great care to be taken not to give reign to speculation of political motives, so that authorities can do their work to bring perpetrators to justice. Commending the 8 June elections which were carried out in a “peaceful and well-organised manner,” Mr. Zarif acknowledged the constructive role of Belgrade, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the European Union (EU) in facilitating the organization of the polls and enhancing their overall transparency. In the same vein, he urged Kosovo political leaders to treat the formation of Kosovo’s next government with pressing imperative. The Constitutional Court has ruled as unconstitutional the election of the Assembly President and asked for the Assembly to elect someone in compliance with the Rules of Procedure.“Moving forward expeditiously in the wake of this decision will best serve the interest of the people of Kosovo, and will be further manifestation of the maturing political processes,” Mr. Zarif said. Moreover, acts of lawlessness and violence, committed during a demonstration on 22 June in South Mitrovica, highlighted the volatility in the north-south divide in Kosovo’s Mitrovica region. In that regard, Mr. Zarif urged parties to address issues through respectful dialogue. “As I continually stress the crucial importance of respecting judicial independence, I cannot but note that public confidence in the system will be enhanced greatly when justice is perceived to be conducted professionally and expeditiously,” said Mr. Zarif. He was pleased that the trial of five Kosovo Serbs, charged with war crimes and murder, began its proceedings on Tuesday at the Basic Court in Mitrovica. Additionally, the Chief Prosecutor of the Special Investigative Task Force released a statement on 29 July of findings which represents another “milestone in strengthening the rule of law and healing scars of war.” The latest report, Mr. Zarif said, also shows how the interconnectedness of ongoing crises throughout the world is affecting Kosovo’s capacity to tackle trends of violent extremism and prevent participation of some Kosovars in the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.UNMIK has continued to focus its resources on strengthening reconciliation efforts throughout Kosovo. Protection of cultural and religious heritage in Kosovo must be resolute and effective to ensure such sites are not destroyed, the envoy noted. Mr. Zarif said that little progress has been observed with regard to the returns and reintegration process of internally displaced persons (IDPs), with 35 per cent fewer IDPs returning to Kosovo compared to last year. He also called on authorities in Pristina to find durable solutions for the 50 Kosovo Serb IDPs staying at a Collective Centre. read more

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Who Is In The Most Trouble Brazil Germany Or Argentina

So what can Germany do? Only with better counterpressing from the forward line and midfield — to prevent opponents from striding through the center of the pitch with ease as Mexico did — can Germany regain its defensive strength. Coach Joachim Low started only two central midfielders, Toni Kroos and Sami Khedira, in order to get playmakers Mesut Ozil and Thomas Muller into the lineup behind a central striker. A personnel shift that adds another central midfielder to the mix while dropping an advanced creator seems like the obvious next step. Of course, this isn’t as easy as just scribbling a new name on the lineup sheet. Player positions and relationships will have to be reconsidered and restructured. Mexico exposed Low’s first lineup, and now he needs to identify a backup plan and get his players ready to go with it in just a few days. The task is great.A similar tactical problem looms for Argentina. While La Albiceleste did not see its chance of advancing go down by a large margin, it was in trouble from the moment it was placed in a group full of such capable defensive sides as Croatia, Iceland and Nigeria. With a 32 percent chance of being eliminated before the knockouts, Argentina should be worried.And what went wrong against Iceland does not seem easy to solve. Argentina attempted 26 shots against Iceland but generated only about 1.1 expected goals, a rate of about 0.04 expected goals per shot. The only teams in the tournament that have created lower-quality shooting chances are Saudi Arabia and Tunisia.You would expect a team with Lionel Messi to be creating good scoring chances. But Argentina has a problem: Messi is tasked with bringing the ball forward from defense to attack. If Messi must pick up the ball in deep areas, who will make the pass or run near the penalty area to break open the defense? According to the statistical company Impect, which tracks whether passes took a team beyond an opposition defensive player, Argentina’s passes only bypassed a defender 23 times, the fourth-fewest of any team in the World Cup through the first four days.At the same time, Iceland created about 0.9 expected goals on eight shot attempts, a rate of 0.11 expected goals per shot,1Ninth-highest in the tournament so far, only slightly behind Mexico’s 0.13. showing that Iceland was able to create good scoring opportunities despite Argentina’s conservative approach. If Argentina’s defense can be exploited like this, it’s hard to suggest that coach Jorge Sampaoli should bring on a more attack-minded midfielder like Ever Banega and risk opening up further at the back. A counterpress could also work, but Argentina already tried that. Sampaoli drilled his players to press high up the field and seek to create turnovers that could give them new possession in advanced areas, but the team’s middling results and underlying numbers from qualifying suggest that has not worked either. It may be that the only real solution is hoping that Messi puts together a truly legendary tournament and covers both creative roles, advancing the ball through the midfield and beating the defenders.By contrast, Brazil’s exceptionally talented roster should not have to depend on one player. But against Switzerland, it did. Although its goal came from a brilliant individual finish by Philippe Coutinho, in general, Brazil tried to ride Neymar to victory. The creative winger was constantly on the ball and, more than that, constantly tasked with beating a man to create space for the attack to move forward. Eighteen times Neymar was involved in a one-on-one with a defender. This is high even for Neymar, who averaged about 10 one-on-ones per match for Paris Saint-Germain. But while Neymar was successful about 60 percent of the time in the French league, here he struggled, winning only five of 18 contests. Switzerland consistently bodied and often fouled Neymar, leaving him unable to progress the ball as he usually does. And while that could just be a fluky bad game from Neymar, Brazil has reason to worry. The draw against Switzerland was Neymar’s first match back from injury, and before the game, Brazilian coach Tite said Neymar was not fully fit. Brazil struggled to break down Switzerland because, time and again, its attack waited for Neymar to beat a defender, and he couldn’t do it.Unlike Argentina, however, Brazil already has the players to lean on while Neymar works himself back into shape. Coutinho and Marcelo are elite passers, while Willian adds about 3.5 complete dribbles per 90 minutes, 12th highest among players in the big five leagues with at least 2000 minutes played. None of them alone can do what Neymar usually does, but Brazil’s starting lineup as a collective can carry some of Neymar’s workload. What will be required for Brazil, rather, is that the team rebalance the attacking load until its superstar is fully fit. Brazil has the talent to continue to roll without Neymar at 100 percent, if it can limit his responsibilities.All of these teams remain favored to escape their groups. But a shocking early exit is possible for Germany and Argentina if they cannot solve some major problems. Brazil should be able to continue and succeed without Neymar at his best, at least for a while. But to reach or win the final, all three teams must make important changes.Check out our latest World Cup predictions. The World Cup has been full of surprises. Of the five teams rated most likely to win the World Cup before the tournament by FiveThirtyEight’s Soccer Power Index, only France won its first match. Spain, Argentina and Brazil could manage only draws, and worse yet, Germany lost to Mexico. While Spain’s 3-3 draw against Portugal can be excused — Cristiano Ronaldo’s team is rated the eighth-best side in the tournament and has legitimate hopes of winning the whole thing — the other three face larger problems.Germany’s difficulty may be the most acute. While Argentina and Brazil saw their chances of reaching the knockout round go down only slightly (77 percent to 68 percent for Argentina and 89 percent to 85 percent for Brazil), Germany is suddenly at risk of being the third consecutive defending World Cup champion to go out in the group stages. Die Mannschaft’s odds of reaching the round of 16 plummeted from 90 percent to 64 percent.Germany can’t say the loss was undeserved. Mexico created more expected goals, a statistical estimate of the quality of scoring chances, than Germany did, with the Mexican counterattack ripping up the German defense even when it did not create shots. Eight times in the match, Mexican players combined to move the ball straight through midfield — with more than 50 percent of ball movement directly toward the goal — and into the German penalty area. Though only four of those ended in shots, one produced a goal.That Hirving Lozano game-winning goal was the most devastating example of this counterattack. It starts with an open-play turnover, leading to a few quick passes and runs, a couple of defenders beaten on the dribble and a pass into the penalty area. The map below shows the Lozano goal and three other moves like it. If Mexico had been more clinical in creating good shots from these moves, the result could have been even worse for Germany. read more

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Poland win tight battle ove Argentina

← Previous Story Qatar 2015 (Day 4): Germany beat Russia – Poland win thriller against Argentina Next Story → Is Egypt a real home team at Qatar 2015? After a very tight 60 minutes Poland took their first 2 points by beating Argentina 24:23. Poland took the better start; a serie of fastbreaks and steals ended up with a first goal for them. Argentina managed to draw at 3:3 in 6. minute but Poland got away and gained 3-goal-lead in 11. minute (7:4). The European team maintained a 1- or 2-goal-edge but its numerous errors allowed Argentina to come from behind. Both teams played carelessly but Argentina made use of their opponents mistakes; the end of the first half was a bad period for Poland in attack. Also right before the halftime whistle Diego Simonet and Michał Jurecki had a little quarrel but it went unpunished and the game could be continued. In the last minute Federico Fernández gave his team 12:11 lead and goalkeeper Matías Schulz denied the Poles an equalizer. STATISTICSThe second half didn’t begin well for Argentina as they were rejected by Szmal, made an attaking foul and lost Diego Simonet for 2 minutes for the second time. Despite that, Poland failed to get back on the lead. They seemed to play too fast in attack and Argentina knew how to break through their defence. But a little improvement of their performance gave Poland the lead again in 45. minute (18:17). The teams surged back and forth; with 6 minutes to go, Argentina lost Diego Simonet who got his third 2-minute-suspension after fouling Michał Jurecki. Poland also got a penalty throw which was scored by Bartosz Jurecki and the gap increased to 2 goals. Polish goal was protected by Szmal the whole game, and despite he managed to save throws before, his role turned out to be crucial in the last minutes. Argentina got a big chance to catch up having a penalty throw and being in a double powerplay when Syprzak and Orzechowski got sent off for two minutes in 58. minute. However, Szmal saved that penalty throw and in the last minute Michał Jurecki sealed the deal scoring at 24:21. Argentinians managed to score only two more goals and the final result was 24:23 for Poland.In the other games in group D, Denmark crashed Saudi Arabia 38:18, and Germany took the 27:26 victory against Russia – STATISTICSMARTYNA USNARSKA read more

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Column Why and how are children taken into State care

first_imgEVERY NOW AND then a case hits the headlines when a child is taken into care by the HSE in dramatic circumstances. Among the most recent was the case of a new-born baby taken into care under an Emergency Care Order, which was challenged in the High Court, leading to wide publicity. When the order lapsed after a week it was not replaced, and it is understood the baby is back with its mother under a Supervision Order.Child care proceedings are taking place every day of the week in Dublin Metropolitan District Court, and at regularly intervals in District Courts outside Dublin. According to the latest figures from the Courts Service, a total of 9,315 applications were made by the HSE in 2012 for Supervision Orders, Emergency Care Orders, Interim Care Orders and Care Orders (which can be made until a child is 18). Of these, 7,744 were granted.However, many of these are multiple applications in the same case, or involve several children in the same family, so they do not reflect the number of children in care. In 2011 there were 3,358 children in the care of the HSE under court order, and about the same number in voluntary care, without any court proceedings.The Child Care Law Reporting Project was set up almost a year ago to report on child care proceedings, and the third volume of our reports has just been published. This brings to over 90 the total number of cases published on the website.Fundamental issues are at stakeVery fundamental issues are at stake in child care proceedings: the constitutional rights of the family, considered by our Constitution the fundamental unit of society; the rights of children, whose rights to life, to bodily integrity and to development as members of their families and society may sometimes be at risk; and the balance to be struck between these rights where parents “fail in their duty”, as the Constitution puts it, towards their children.The 1991 Child Care Act and its amendments provide the legislative framework under which children may be taken into care or otherwise protected by the State. This Act outlines circumstances in which the HSE must provide care for a child, notably where he or she has been lost, abandoned or is homeless.Section 12 of the Act empowers a member of the Garda Siochana to remove a child who is seen to be at immediate risk and place him or her in the custody of the HSE as soon as practicable. The HSE must then seek an Emergency Care Order in the District Court, which may be granted by the judge if he or she considers the health or welfare of the child to be at immediate or serious risk.An Emergency Care Order expires after a week, and then either the HSE must seek an Interim Care Order or allow the order to lapse if the circumstances leading to the child being removed from his or her home are no longer considered a threat to the child’s safety.The court may make an Interim Care Order or a Care Order if a child has been or is being assaulted, ill-treated, neglected or sexually abused, or whose health, development or welfare has been or is likely to be impaired or neglected, and where this will continue if a Care Order is not granted. The majority of cases reported by the CCLRP concern neglect, often arising from alcohol or drug addiction or mental illness.We all need to inform ourselvesWhile Care Orders can be made “as long as [he or she] remains a child”, that is, until the age of 18, the Act also states “or for such shorter period as the court may determine”. Where an Interim Care Order is made and the parents do not consent to it, it must be renewed every 28 days and the court must be satisfied the circumstances continue to exist. Where a Care Order is made for a short period, the court can require the parents to attend parenting courses or address problems like addiction, and the HSE to provide certain services to the family.The cases reported on the website this week include one where an Emergency Care Order was granted for a child who had lived all her eight years in a direct provision centre and had to go into care when her mother was hospitalised with mental illness. Her mother’s condition was stabilised and they were reunited, but the judge commented:I am struck in this case by the fact the child has resided her entire life in direct provision and the mother has been in it for that time. Eight years speaks volumes, it seems to be inappropriate, these are matters that are outside the remit of this court.Other cases include two separate cases where children were taken into care where their mothers had previously been in care themselves. One of the mothers was a drug abuser, the other suffered from mental health problems.When the State intervenes in these families it does so in our name. We should be aware of what it is doing, and how it is doing it, so that we can all participate in an informed discussion on the best way to protect vulnerable children, rather than react to the latest headline.Carol Coulter is director of the Child Care Law Reporting Project. She is former Legal Affairs Editor of The Irish Times.Read: Project gives fascinating – and shocking – look into Ireland’s childRead: Gardaí investigate ‘true identity’ of girl (7) taken from Tallaght homeRead: Child care court reports show drug abuse, violence and mental illnesslast_img read more

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Finally You Can Get Married at Taco Bell

first_imgStay on target Finally, KFC Makes A Colonel Sanders Dating GameKFC Tests Plant-Based Beyond Fried Chicken in Atlanta What is it with fast food restaurants and romance these days? First, Burger King let you buy sex toys along with your fries, but at least that was a Valentine’s Day promotion. Now, Taco Bell is doing the proper thing and jumping from sex right to marriage. Last November Taco Bell opened an elaborate cantina flagship store with alcohol and a DJ in Las Vegas, and now it’s offering weddings alongside cheesy gordita crunches and Mountain Dew for breakfast.For 600 dollars couples can get married inside a dang Las Vegas Taco Bell. Las Vegas weddings already have a certain… reputation. They tend to last as long as it takes for you to order Taco Bell food, eat it, and already feel it leave your body. So this combination actually makes about as much sense as Taco Bell/Doritos team-ups directly marketed to gamers/stoners. But do you really want to celebrate the beginning of your new life committed to your soul mate in a Taco Bell?For many couples, the answer is a resounding “¡Si!” Love birds can share videos on social media arguing what Taco Bell means to their relationship for the chance to be the first couple married at the cantina free of charge this summer. Check out #LoveAndTacosContest on Twitter for a fascinating, surreal, and ultimately heartwarming collection of stories from people brought together through the power of bastardized Mexican food.Fast food companies are some of the most beloved brands in the world. That’s how they work, by getting you to associate their food with home and familiarity. Taco Bell is asking you to combine your love for your spouse with your love for cheap burritos just seems like a logical next step. But let’s get down to what really matters. McDonald’s, please, when can I date Mac Tonight?last_img read more

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WISHH Highlights International Womens Day Nutrition Month with Strategic Partnership Video

first_imgTo be in the food industry and to be in the nutrition industry is a great business opportunity,” Soteria says. “I have great pride in the fact that I’m a nutritionist and I’m a food scientist, and this work falls directly in line with my passion.”Just in time for National Nutrition Month and International Women’s Day, WISHH released a new video this week to share how its strategic partners, like the winning father-daughter team at Yedent Agro Group in Ghana, are introducing new customers in emerging markets to U.S. soy.Yedent Agro Group is the first to win the National Best Agro-Processor award from Ghana’s Ministry of Food and Agriculture. The company is a supply chain partner that markets soy-based foods to meet Ghana’s protein needs and also manufactures soy-based livestock feeds.To expand its ability to process U.S. soy flour, Yedent installed extrusion equipment from Iowa-based Insta-Pro International.WISHH has used USDA Foreign Agricultural Service funds to support its work with Yedent, including USDA Cochran Program funding allowing Soteria Aba Yedua Ntim-Adu to join WISHH for 2018 U.S.-based training.Both Soteria and her father, Samuel, attended WISHH’s Indiana Soybean Alliance-supported Protein Workshop in 2018. “To be in the food industry and to be in the nutrition industry is a great business opportunity,” Soteria said. “I have great pride in the fact that I’m a nutritionist and I’m a food scientist, and this work falls directly in line with my passion.”Watch the video here.last_img read more

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Police search for missing Fort Lauderdale teen who may be with man

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are searching for a missing juvenile in Fort Lauderdale who may be with an adult male.According to Fort Lauderdale Police, 14-year-old Emily Martinez was last seen Monday at around 11:30 p.m. near 2715 SW 10th St. Police said she is a white female standing 5 feet 2 inches tall, with a medium build and weighs about 125 pounds.Police added that she left the residence with 27-year-old Benjamin Gomez, a white male who is a Pembroke Pines resident.Both were last seen heading northbound on Southwest 27th Avenue in a 2004 gray Honda Accord, with the tag number HJUI81.If you have information with the possible whereabouts of the missing juvenile, please call Detective J. Saint-Jean at 954-828-5570.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Stonehenge may have had a secret ingredient Lard

first_img TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays See It Yetis and UFOs and sea monsters, oh my! (pictures) Sarah Tew/CNET See it ‘Prehistoric’ stone circle dupes archaeologists by a few thousand years They don’t need no stinkin’ salads! A look at what Stonehenge builders ate Read Google Home Hub review 0 13 Photos Tags $299 at Amazon I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. 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Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Read DJI Osmo Action preview $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express $520 at HP Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). 0 Share your voice Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. See at Turo The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) $60 at Best Buy $999center_img Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Read the Rylo camera preview Sarah Tew/CNET Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Angela Lang/CNET Best Buy Rylo Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Share your voice CNET may get a commission from retail offers. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Enlarge ImageStonehenge as it stands today. Amanda Kooser/CNET An archaeological site near Stonehenge is surprisingly fatty. Scientists discovered fat residue on pottery shards at Durrington Walls, a Neolithic settlement close to the famous prehistoric circle of massive stones.Archaeologists at Newcastle University in the UK are taking a fresh look at those old fats, and they think the lard may have had more to do with moving stones than with feeding the workers who built Stonehenge. Researchers originally thought the fat was a sign of feasting during the construction of the monument, but there may be an alternative explanation. “These residues may be related to a non-food use of animal resources, such as in the production of tallow. Such an interpretation would support the ‘greased sled’ theory for the transport of the megaliths for Stonehenge,” wrote Lisa-Marie Shillito, author of an analysis published Monday in the journal Antiquity. DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Sarah Tew/CNET $999 What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. See It Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Stone circles Tags $999 Boost Mobile Sci-Tech,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Turo Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Chris Monroe/CNET Scientists still aren’t certain how the Stonehenge stones were transported, but the greased-sled idea suggests the workers moved the stones on giant sledges on top of greased wood tracks. The pottery fragments appear to have come from buckets rather than cooking or serving dishes. Shillito suggests these could have been used to store tallow to grease the sleds.  Shillito isn’t suggesting that lard is the ultimate and definitive answer to this mystery, but she’s encouraging researchers to expand their thinking when it comes to interpreting archaeological finds like fat on pottery.  But it just may turn out those Stonehenge stones rode on sleds that were slippery as a greased pig. $59 at eBay $210 at Best Buy JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Sprint Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Amazonlast_img read more

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How social media made 20yearold Manjul Khattar an internet sensation

first_imgManjul KhattarPR HandoutMany mobile apps like Tik Tok, Snapchat, Hike are performing successfully on social media. People are becoming extremely famous by use of such apps, and companies have found a new way of marketing and it is working too.Manjul Khattar is one among them who gained instant fame through such apps. This Haryanvi guy got fame from social apps like Tik Tok, Hike and many more. He has not even done a single movie or show, yet Manjul Khattar is very famous and has already made a big fan-base.He first started to post his pictures and videos of his acting on Instagram, and in no time he came into limelight. He apparently is quite popular among girls, and has a strong social media presence among the youth.This shows the power of social media that can make anyone a star overnight.last_img read more

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India vs West Indies Rohit Sharma on the cusp of history Chris

first_imgAmid the alleged rift and the possibility of new management after the conclusion of the series, the Indian team is all set to take on West Indies in the first of the three T20Is.The first two matches will be played in Florida, United States. The selectors have inducted a few new faces in the squad with an aim to build a core before the next World T20 which will take place in Australia next year.However, when the games begin, all eyes will be on Rohit Sharma, who was in roaring form in the World Cup and been in the news for not being on the same page as captain Virat Kohli. Rohit needs to step up and set the tone for the rest of the match and the series at hand.Rohit holds the key at the top of the order Rohit SharmaIANSThe Indian vice-captain has a chance to script history when India lock horns with West Indies in the first T20I at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Florida on Saturday.The right-hander has 102 sixes to his name in the shortest format and needs to smack four more to overtake West Indian Chris Gayle for most maximums in T20I cricket. He will also overtake New Zealand’s Martin Guptill on the list. Chris Gayle is not part of the West Indies’ T20 squad, which makes the job easier for the Indian opener, who needs to set the stage for the rest of the batting order. The swashbuckling opener is the current highest run-scorer in T20Is and he has also has scored the most number of centuries (four tons) in this format. Twitter/Cricket World CupIndia’s performance in this series will be closely monitored as it comes after the heartbreaking exit in the semi-finals of the World Cup. The equations of the players will also be closely watched, as the captain clearly mentioned in the press conference prior to the team’s departure for Florida.”I get to hear from the outside, if the team environment is not good then the way we have been playing in the last 2-3 years is not possible. Because I know the how important the dressing room environment and the trust factor is to succeed in international cricket,” said Kohli.last_img read more

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Guild approaches Imran Khan to ensure participation of Pakistani Publishers at Kolkata

first_imgKolkata: Keen to rope in publishers from Pakistan for the first time in the history of the International Kolkata Book Fair (IKBF), the organisers have written to the country’s Prime Minister Imran Khan seeking his intervention, an official said on Friday. “We have written to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan on November 28 and am hopeful of the country’s participation for the first time as six publishers have shown interest in our invitation,” secretary of the Publishers and Booksellers Guild Tridib Chatterjee said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe 12-day event, beginning January 30, 2019, is slated to be inaugurated by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The central American nation Guatemala — the heart of the Mayan World — is the focal country this time along with participating countries such as the UK, the US, Russia, China, Japan, Vietnam, 11 Latin American countries and Bangladesh. He said he had approached the National Book Foundation of Pakistan in September and spoken to them. Not hearing from them even after two months, the Guild decided to seek the help of Pakistan’s Prime Minister. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedChatterjee recalled that Khan, World Cup winning Pakistan cricket captain, was one of the speakers at the Kolkata Literature Festival, a highlight of the IKBF, in 2012. “He came to the Book Fair in 2012 and experienced the gathering and footfall himself. So we requested him to look into the matter,” he said. The organisers are hopeful as the participants and publishers have already applied for the Visa. “We wrote to him reminding about 2012 when he was a special guest and visited Kolkata Literature Festival.. That time he was a participant but not a Prime Minister, now things have changed,” Chatterjee said. Khan had himself seen the craze among the Abook lovers of Kolkata and the excitement surrounding the fair. “So we are hoping for the best,” Chatterjee added. With the fair’s regular venue Milan Mela still undergoing renovation, the fair would be held at the Central Park in Salt Lake this year too, and stalls of approximately 600 publishers and 200 small magazines will be set up. Also, the sixth Kolkata Literature Festival, will be held from February 7 to 9 and the book fair wraps up on February 10.last_img read more

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IGNCA to celebrate Mexicos Independence

first_imgAs part of the 208th – anniversary celebrations of Mexico’s Independence, the Embassy of Mexico is organising a photo exhibition in collaboration with Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi.The exhibition titled, ‘Mexico in the World Heritage’ – A collection of pictures captured by Mexican photographer Adalberto Ríos Szalay – portraying the sites and practices of Mexico listed as World Heritage by UNESCO will be inaugurated by H E Melba Pría, Ambassador of Mexico to India and Dr Sachchidanand Joshi, Member Secretary, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts on August 27 at IGNCA at 6 pm. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe show will remain open for public view until September 14 from 10:30 am – 7:30 pm every day.This exhibition aims to initiate creative dialogues between Mexico and India, and explore the opportunities of knowledge exchange on restoration, conservation, and promotion of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.Mexico is, as India, one of the finest examples of the complexity of these processes and of the gradual formation and transformation of the idea of cultural heritage.last_img read more

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VIDEO San José politicians residents forego cars on World Car Free Day

first_imgRoads and highways in and around San José, Costa Rica were perhaps a bit less clogged on Sept. 22 as politicians, diplomats and residents took up the challenge to go car-free for a day. The global event World Car Free Day is meant to bring attention to the environmental and social ills attached to our obsession with the automobile.Videographer Rebecca Males followed San José Mayor Johnny Araya and other notables who rode their bikes to work on Thursday. Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Ricans pledge to go car free on Sept. 22 Costa Rica votes to ratify Paris agreement on climate change San José’s new bike path expected to be ready in July Legislative Assembly passes bill to jumpstart electric train systemlast_img read more

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London England – Reported by Elite Traveler the

first_imgLondon, England – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineQueen Elizabeth II has appointed Paul Gayler, chef de cuisine at The Lanesborough, as a member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to the hospitality industry and various charities. Announced as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honors on June 16, members are selected for outstanding achievements and service to society. Established in 1917 by Queen Elizabeth’s grandfather King George V, the MBE honors people who have served the country in civilian roles. The list of honorees is released each year on the British Monarch’s birthday.“Since opening The Lanesborough in 1991, we have had the privilege of having Chef Gayler on our team,” said Geoffrey Gelardi, managing director of The Lanesborough. “Paul’s achievement in receiving this award is a testament to his extraordinary talent and commitment to the industry. This outstanding accolade is well-deserved and we are extremely honored to be a part of the celebration.”Over the last 21 years, Chef Gayler has played an indispensable role in building The Lanesborough’s international acclaim for fine dining experiences. Prior to joining The Lanesborough, he served as head chef of Inigo Jones Banqueting House.Chef Gayler is also a celebrated food writer with over 20 titles to his name. His most recent titles include A Passion for Potatoes and The World in Bite Size: Taps, Mezze and Other Tasty Morsels. Chef Gayler has sold books worldwide that have been translated into ten different languages. He has also appeared on a variety of culinary shows such as BBC2’s Saturday Kitchen and Radio 4’s VegTalk.www.lanesborough.comlast_img read more

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For those looking for an active vacation in an exc

first_imgFor those looking for an active vacation in an exclusive and pristine atmosphere, the Hermitage Bay resort in Antigua is an idyllic location for water sports, hiking, and lush wildlife. A special “Playful in Paradise” package encourages guests to deviate from a standard routine while on vacation. From sailing lessons to private beach excursions, Hermitage Bay creates an exceptional experience for their guests.The “Playful in Paradise ” package includes:-Kayak to a secluded private beach with a picnic lunch prepared by Hermitage Bay -Private sailing lesson from the professional Hermitage Bay water sports staff -Dedicated yoga instruction -Two 30-minute massages -Expert guided tour of the surrounding trails and tropical gardens at Hermitage BayThe “Playful in Paradise ” package requires a minimum 3 night stay. The rates begin at $1,084.50 per night for double occupancy inclusive of tax and service, meals, beverage and activities listed above. This package is only valid from October 7th – December 20h 2008. To reserve please visit www.hermitagebay.comlast_img read more

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