Hundreds rally for education

first_imgAPTN National NewsOTTAWA–Hundreds gathered in the shadow of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill Thursday, waving flags and placards, drumming and dancing, in one of the largest rallies this year by First Nations people who came from as far away as New Brunswick to demand federal politicians reverse the dismal quality of education on reserves.A group of about 12 people walked 150 kilometres from Kitigan Zibi, Que., arriving in Ottawa Thursday to make a statement about the immediate need faced by First Nations communities on education.“Our community does not receive equitable funding as to the neighbouring provincial schools,” said Anita Tenasco, Kitigan Zibi’s director of education and one of the walkers. “This is what our walk is about, bringing awareness to the Canadian public.”AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo said it was time for the government to step up their investment in education.He said Ottawa needed to partner with communities and give First Nations children the opportunities they need to get ahead and break the crippling cycle that debilitates so many reserves.“This is going to continue until we see change in people’s lives in the communities…this is about what is going to happen to the young people that are here today,” said Atleo. “We need some expression of commitment from the government and we need it soon.”Atleo said the government needs to come through with $2 billion in education funding to bring the level of education available to First Nations children on par with their provincial counterparts.Indian Affairs Minister John Duncan spoke at the rally and said his government was already spending $1.4 billion a year on First Nations education and $200 million on fixing and building schools.“There is clearly a need for First Nations children to succeed and for the system to improve. We also know that there is not a one size fits all approach that will work, so we are willing to work in partnership and we have been demonstrating that very clearly,” said Duncan.RCMP officers estimated about 800 people at the rally, one of the largest First Nations rallies in the last couple of years.“I’m here to support everybody, everyone all in Ontario, all the little communities, students who don’t have school,” said Oola Akavak, 20, originally from Nunavut, but attending an alternative high school in Ottawa. “It just hurts me to know that they don’t have any school to learn.”Pierce Trudeau, 15, from Sagamok First Nation in northern Ontario, said he was there to ensure he could get higher education.“I’m here to protest for our post-secondary education funding so we can get somewhere in life,” said Trudeau.While he spoke, drums pounded and pow wow dancers swirled on the steps of Parliament Hill.And there was an edge to the rally.While he spoke, Batchewana First Nation Chief Dean Sayers turned toward the Parliament buildings and warned the politicians inside that First Nation communities would be taking it to the streets and railways if the government didn’t listen.“Unfortunately our people are at the threshold. There is going  to be things happening this fall, this winter and this spring, that whether or not Canada likes it, will draw the attention of the world,” said Sayers, whose community is in northern Ontario.last_img read more

Earth Day underwater Cleanup Tree planting

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Apr 2015 – Earth Day today but celebrations in the Turks and Caicos began since Saturday with an underwater clean up spearheaded by Beaches Resort and its Sandals Foundation. Today, the Department of Environment & Maritime Affairs (DEMA) in collaboration with the National Trust, Department of Youth Affairs and the FilCom Inc will have a tree planting with the students of Enid Capron Primary, at Five Cays Community Centre. That happens this morning at 9:30am. It’s the 45th year the planet celebrates Earth Day, with the theme: “It’s our turn to lead.” Climate Change blamed for seawater woes in Grand Turk Related Items:clean up, dema, earth day, enid capron, tree planting Emergency action in Grand Turk due to sea surges Hotels clean up four islands for Earth Day Recommended for youlast_img read more

Three traffic deaths on three islands in The Bahamas including elderly woman

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #threetrafficdeathsonthreeislands Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau accident scene#Bahamas, December 4, 2017 – Nassau – It was a raucous weekend on the streets of The Bahamas as traffic deaths are reported on three islands –  Grand Bahama, Abaco and New Providence. A 68 year old woman died in hospital after being struck near Frobisher Drive and Hearn Lane in Freeport, around 9am on Saturday.    A Ford F150 is said to have hit the elderly woman.In Abaco, also on Saturday around 2am, a two car collision led to two deaths and two people being airlifted to Nassau after the crash in Murphy Town.   Two vehicles collided and the passenger of one and the driver in the other died as a result.    In Nassau, a man who apparently ran into a lamp pole is also recorded as a weekend traffic death.  Police were called to the scene Sunday around 1am, where a man in a Nissan Tida was discovered in the car, unresponsive and was pronounced dead at the scene.   The lone car crash happened on Eastern Road; it is believe the man lost control of the car somehow.#MagneticMediaNews#threetrafficdeathsonthreeislandsPhoto creditHeader: Accident scene from Abaco (Bahamas Press) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Steve Clarke is the best manager in Scotland – Bowie

first_imgKilmarnock major shareholder Billy Bowie has called manager Steve Clarke the best in Scotland following the team’s 2-0 win over Livingston.Clarke took over as manager of the Rugby Park side with the club sitting bottom of the league in the Scottish Premiership.But a change in fortune under the guidance of the former West Bromwich Albion has seen Killie finish fifth last season and are currently top of the league at the moment.“Steve Clarke is one of the top managers around. We leave him to get on with it, everything is done professionally and he couldn’t do it any better than he’s doing it now.”“Every day people tell me he’s the best manager in the Scottish league and we’re delighted to have him.”“If Steve comes to us seeking help for more players in January we’ll do our best to support him.”ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.Bowie wants the club’s supporters who stopped following the team during the turmoil of former chairman Michael Johnston’s time in charge to return and reward the efforts of manager and team.“I think back to when we hired Steve when we were bottom of the league and it’s great,” he said, according to Daily Mail.“Everybody is pulling together now and I’ve been saying to fans: ‘You need to come and support the club. There are no excuses now.”Speaking about being mocked for suggesting Kilmarnock could stage a serious challenge to the likes of Rangers and Celtic, Bowie said:“I think I’ve been proven right.”“People laughed at me, but every supporter will say the same now.”last_img read more

New documents show more information exposed in last years Equifax breach

first_img February 12, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, New documents show more information exposed in last year’s Equifax breach 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 SettingsNearly 145 million American had their private information stolen in the Equifax breach last year.Now, new documents are showing the hack may be worse than originally thought.KUSI was joined by Ashton Mosano from the USD Center for Cyber Security. Posted: February 12, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

San Diego City Council votes to create pilot program to connect homeless

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Posted: April 9, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The San Diego City Council’s Select Committee on Homelessness voted Monday to instruct staff to create a pilot program to better connect homeless people with job opportunities.Staff will explore how the city can use its rapid re-housing programs to connect people with long-term employment. The re-housing programs connect families experiencing homelessness to permanent housing through a package of assistance that includes temporary financial assistance, counseling and educational services.The pilot program will likely involve at least 100 families currently being served by re-housing programs to determine the impact that employment-focused assistance can have on the homeless.Those families would be provided with long-term employment support to assist them in landing jobs and ensure their long-term success in those positions.Recommendations and details of the pilot will be worked out in the coming weeks by staff and sent to the committee for consideration in June.The program seeks to address relatively poor performance by San Diego re-housing programs compared to other cities.Over the last two years, 54 percent of San Diego re-housing clients exiting the program went into a permanent housing situation, compared to 73 percent of those in Los Angeles, according to a city staff report.Nearly 25 percent of clients aged 18-62 entering the San Diego programs in 2017 reported income from employment. The percentage of people earning employment income grew by just one percentage point after exiting the program that same year, according to the report.“What that’s telling us is we’re probably not doing a great job with actually getting people jobs,” consultant Kris Kuntz said.A more robust focus on employment could improve those numbers, homelessness advocates and city staff said.“Our homeless system and our rapid re-housing program are working very hard to get people jobs out there,” Kuntz said. But “we want to start doing the rapid re-housing model better here, not just in the city, but in the San Diego region.City staff will look at Denver as one example of a successful program, in which 39 percent of participants found full-time work. San Diego City Council votes to create pilot program to connect homeless people with job opportunities April 9, 2018center_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Updated: 12:00 PMlast_img read more

New F35 Mission at Eielson AFB to Create Substantial Demand for Schools

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Leaders in the Fairbanks North Star Borough in Interior Alaska have their work cut out for them to prepare for the arrival of two squadrons of F-35A fighter jets at Eielson AFB, according to a newly released growth plan. The region will need new housing, schools, retail options and workforce training programs as the borough is projected to gain 2,741 non-military jobs. The city of North Pole is projected to gain 3,256 residents by 2022. Fueling a significant part of the growth will be the Air Force’s $500 million-plus investment in construction to accommodate the new mission. The draft plan, supported by a grant from the Office of Economic Adjustment, recommends establishing a housing task force and investing in public services, reports the Daily News-Miner. Construction of some of the anticipated need for new housing, 974 units, already is under way. One pressing concern will be providing infant care, pre-school options and other early childhood development services, as the largest population increase will occur among young children. The report forecasts the influx of students will strain school budgets by 2025. Possible solutions include expanding high schools to include middle school grades and using portable classrooms.“It’s been a year of a lot of listening and really strategizing and thinking with all of you as community members and with military families directly about what recommendations will not only benefit those incoming families, but also all of you that have lived here for decades that see this as an opportunity to improve the quality of life in your community,” planning consultant Shelly Wade told the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce last week, reported Alaska Public Media.Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric Fisherlast_img read more