Tlingit leader remembered for land claims role

first_imgAlaska Native Corporations | Alaska Native Government & Policy | Sealaska | Southeast | SyndicatedTlingit leader remembered for land claims roleMay 11, 2016 by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News Share:John Borbridge Jr. speaks at a 2011 Native American Heritage Month luncheon in Juneau. (Photo courtesy Tlingit Haida Central Council)Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2016/05/12Borbridge.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Tlingit leader John Borbridge Jr. died Tuesday. He was a significant player in the campaign for Alaska Native land rights.Borbridge was a teacher and coach in Juneau and Sitka before being drafted in 1965 to lobby for aboriginal interests in Washington, D.C.He went on to head up the Alaska Federation of Natives and the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska.In a 2011 address, Borbridge stressed that the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act was about much more than creating corporations.“It is the story of the people who are members of the tribe beginning to understand the extent and nature of their rights and the rights that they have asserted through their predecessors,” he said.In the late 1950s, Tlingits and Haidas won partial compensation from the federal government for the land they lost when the Tongass National Forest was created.Tlingit Haida Central Council President Richard Peterson said Borbridge led the charge to include all tribes in the next Congressional battle.“During the original talks for the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, there was a lot of desire from other regions to leave Southeast out because they felt like we’d already been dealt with. … I know he worked to make sure we were included,” he said.In his address, at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Borbridge said he knew tribal members needed more than money.“We wanted land. That was the dream I had for our people. Land. It is cruel to be living in the midst of beautiful land, land that belonged to the Forest Service, belonged to the state of Alaska or territory of Alaska,” he said.Once the claims act became law, Borbridge chaired the board of directors of Sealaska, the regional Native corporation for Southeast.Longtime board member Albert Kookesh said Borbridge was impressive, but calming.“I talked to people who he coached at Sheldon Jackson and at Juneau-Douglas High School and he never raised his voice.  And that’s what happened at the Sealaska board room, too,” said Kookesh, a former state senator.“He was very persuasive and such a great speaker. When he presented a proposition to the board, it was thorough, it was thought out and he was very articulate,” he said.Other Sealaska officials referred to his authentic voice and organizational abilities.Borbridge was also the first full-time president of the Tlingit Haida Central Council, building programs and hiring staff starting in 1967.Current President Peterson said he’ll be badly missed.“As with any of our elders, you lose that piece of history, that resource you can turn to and talk about why we did what we’ve done and why it’s important to what we do today,” he said.There’s no word yet about services.Editor’s note: This report was updated with comments from Albert Kookesh and a new photograph.Share this story:last_img read more

Alaska Air flight grounded after e-cig batteries ignite

first_imgPublic Safety | Southcentral | Southeast | TransportationAlaska Air flight grounded after e-cig batteries igniteOctober 31, 2016 by Robert Woolsey, KCAW-Sitka Share:An Alaska Airlines plane at Juneau International Airport. (Photo by Heather Bryant/KTOO)Passengers on an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Anchorage on Sunday were delayed over five hours after a passenger’s backpack started burning. Batteries for an e-cigarette are the likely culprit.Flight 67 had just made a scheduled stop in Ketchikan at 3:30 Sunday afternoon, and about half the passengers had deplaned when the incident occurred.Andrew Hames was seated just a few rows behind the passenger.“And I heard sort of a whooshing sound, like a quick hiss of air, and I looked up and about 3 rows in front of me a guy’s backpack started smoking and burst into orange and blue flame” Hames said. “He quickly got it off and hit it to the ground and some other passengers got up and started stomping on it.”Hames said the man thought the source of the fire might have been an e-cigarette, but that wasn’t the complete answer. After all passengers had stepped off into the Ketchikan airport, Hames spoke briefly with the man as he emptied out his pack.“And he said it was this device,” Hames said. “And he held up the charger itself. And it looked like there were some coins in the bottom and somehow made contact with that. And he also had several charred quarters sitting on the table as well.”Hames also said the man appeared quite chagrined, and cooperated fully with authorities in the airport.In a prepared statement, Alaska Airlines confirms that freshly charged batteries were to blame. Spokesperson Ann Zaninovich also doesn’t call this event a fire.“Technical experts believe that when the batteries came in contact with metal keys and coins it caused a spark,” Zaninovich said. “There was visible smoke, and a set of keys and candy fell to the ground through a burnt hole in the backpack. While there was not fire, there was sparking, which prompted the flight attendants to take swift action and use the fire extinguisher.”Zaninovich said that “out of an abundance of caution” the aircraft’s first officer put “a device” in a fire containment bag, which is carried on all of the airline’s planes. She offered no comment on whether the incident would affect rules regarding the transport of e-cigarettes or battery chargers on aircraft.Andrew Hames, however, considers the event an eye-opener.“I imagine if those items had been underneath the airplane in the luggage compartment and somehow that same event had happened, it absolutely could have been more exciting than it already was,” Hames said.Another aircraft was sent to take passengers on to Juneau and Anchorage. Hames and his family arrived in Sitka about five hours behind schedule. The original aircraft used for Flight 67 was returned to service about six hours later. A 12-inch square of burned carpet had been replaced.Share this story:last_img read more

In Pictures: Borris-Kilcotton host annual Road Hurling tournament

first_img WhatsApp Rugby Previous articleJack Nolan: Demise of Laois hurling saddens me greatlyNext articleDeaths in Laois – Thursday, June 7, 2018 LaoisToday Reporter By LaoisToday Reporter – 6th June 2018 Pinterest Facebook SEE ALSO – New Supermac’s project in Portlaoise hit by objections Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ WhatsApp TAGSRoad Hurling Facebook Twitter Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Community Home Lifestyle In Pictures: Borris-Kilcotton host annual Road Hurling tournament LifestyleOut and About There were fine trophies up for grabs for the winners in each category.To add to the excitement, there was a cabaret and presentation night in the Green Roads along with a BBQ afterwards.There was also plenty of fun and games for children during the competition in the field opposite the church in Killasmeestia.Our photographer went along and sampled some of the action: In Pictures: Borris-Kilcotton host annual Road Hurling tournament Twitter Community Pinterest Hurling reminiscent of years gone by was revived in Borris-Kilcotton at the weekend at their annual Road Hurling Tournament.The event is the only tournament of its kind held in Laois and got underway from Killasmeestia church..Teams of three worked their way along a 5km course over the roads, with competitions for Senior Men, Senior Ladies, U-16 Boys and Girls, as well as a Masters category. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Laois TD apologises for ‘inappropriate’ Tweet as DUP leader Foster hits out

first_img Facebook TAGSArlene FosterBrian StanleyDUPSinn FeinTwitter WhatsApp Electric Picnic Facebook Electric Picnic Pinterest Pinterest Home News Laois TD apologises for ‘inappropriate’ Tweet as DUP leader Foster hits out NewsPolitics Previous articleMoment in Time: Some brilliant photos from the 2005 Laois GAA awardsNext articleDeaths in Laois – Monday, November 30, 2020 LaoisToday Reporter Brian Stanley and Arlene Foster Laois TD Brian Stanley has issued an apology over a Tweet he posted – which he has since deleted.On Saturday, the Sinn Fein Deputy made reference to the Kilmichael Ambush in 1920 and the Narrow Water Massacre in 1979.In a Tweet, he said: “the 2 IRA operations that taught the elite of d British army and the establishment the cost of occupying Ireland. Pity for everyone they were such slow learners”.38 people died between the two events.Eighteen British soldiers were killed at Warrenpoint, while 17 were killed during the War of Independence incident at Kilmichael, alongside three IRA men – and the Tweet provoked an angry reaction online.DUP leader, and Northern Ireland First Minister, Arlene Foster, hit out at Mr Stanley’s Tweet and said she would be writing to the Ceann Comhairle.She said: “I will be writing to the Ceann Comhairle of the Dáil about this shameful tweet.“Although deleted, it is outrageous that someone with such warped views can hold a senior position in the Dáil.“SF talk about respect & equality but there’s not much sign of respect for victims.”In a statement issued to the Irish Times through the Sinn Fein Press Office, Mr Stanley, the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee said: “I apologise for the content of an inappropriate and insensitive tweet I sent yesterday.”While a spokesman for the party also told the paper: “We note that Brian Stanley has deleted a tweet that was inappropriate and insensitive, and that he has apologised.“We all have a responsibility in this Decade of Centenaries to remember and commemorate the past in a respectful manner.”I will be writing to the Ceann Comhairle of the Dáil about this shameful tweet. Although deleted, it is outrageous that someone with such warped views can hold a senior position in the Dáil. SF talk about respect & equality but there’s not much sign of respect for victims. pic.twitter.com/dqMdWLI4rp— Arlene Foster #We’llMeetAgain (@DUPleader) November 29, 2020SEE ALSO – Moment in Time: Some brilliant photos from the 2005 Laois GAA awards RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois TD apologises for ‘inappropriate’ Tweet as DUP leader Foster hits out Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Electric Picnic By LaoisToday Reporter – 29th November 2020 Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festivallast_img read more

Asamblea General de la ONU pasa una resolución sobre los derechos…

first_img News News La Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas pasó el día 18 unaresolución sobre la situación de los derechos humanos en Corea del Norte, yllamó a referir a este país a la Corte Penal Internacional (ICC, por sus siglasen inglés).Ese día, más de 60 países (incluyendo Japón y la Unión Europea)adoptaron una resolución no vinculante durante una sesión plenaria de laAsamblea General en la sede de la ONU en Nueva York, con una aplastantediferencia de 116 votos a favor, 20 en contra y 53 abstenciones. Esta resolución se había decidido adoptar el día 18 del mespasado, con 111 votos a favor, 19 en contra y 55 absenciones en aquel momento.La primera vez que la ONU adoptó una resolución sobre los derechos humanos enCorea del Norte fue en 2005. Por otra parte, un vocero del Ministerio de RelacionesExteriores de Corea del Sur reveló el día 19 que “el contenido de estaresolución es un reflejo de la fuerte voluntad de la ONU y de la comunidadinternacional y de su inmenso apoyo en la toma de medidas sobre la gravesituación de los derechos humanos en Corea del Norte”, y agregó que “enconcordancia con las recomendaciones de la resolución adoptada por la AsambleaGeneral, se urge a Corea del Norte realizar acciones concretas y prácticas conel fin de mejorar los derechos humanos de los norcoreanos”. Hasta el año pasado, la ONU solo instaba al mejoramiento dela situación de derechos humanos en Corea del Norte. Sin embargo, en estaresolución la organización expresa su preocupación por los casos de tortura,ejecuciones públicas, violaciones, detenciones forzadas, entre otros crímenescometidos en el país, así como manifestar el deseo de que la comunidadinternacional adopte medidas concretas para la defensa de los derechos humanosen Corea del Norte. Es la primera vez que la Corte Penal Internacional pasa unaresolución de este tipo. Se espera también que el interés por este problemaaumente aún más en la próxima sesión del Consejo de Seguridad de las NacionesUnidas, a realizarse el día 22, ocasión en la que el Consejo debatirá sobre elasunto de los derechos humanos en Corea del Norte. Anteriormente, 10 de los 15 países miembros del Consejourgieron incluir esta resolución en la agenda de la reunión, venciendo con ellola oposición que Rusia y China presentaron en lo que concierne a los medios ymecanismos para abordar este asunto. North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store News News Asamblea General de la ONU pasa una resolución sobre los derechos humanos en Corea del Norte By Daily NK – 2014.12.21 5:38pm Facebook Twitter SHARE AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ordinary Pyongyang residents have not received government rations since mid-April Image: Yonhaplast_img read more

Fund sales climb to $2.65 billion in November: IFIC

Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Fund salesCompanies Investment Funds Institute of Canada Mutual fund sales slump continued in November Net sales of mutual funds rose in November, climbing to $2.65 billion, up from $2.1 billion in October, reports the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC). IFIC reports, based on data provided by Investor Economics Inc., that net sales rose month over month, and that they were up substantially from the same month last year, when net sales were just $468.9 million. Mutual fund sales outpaced ETFs in September Canadian fund sales exceeded $23B in February Once again, long-term funds had positive net sales, while money market funds suffered redemptions. Long-term net sales totalled $3.27 billion in November, and money market funds had net redemptions of $616.2 million. Balanced funds led the way with net sales of $2.51 billion in the month, up compared from $2.16 billion in October. Bond funds also saw sales rise, recording $1.59 billion of net sales for November, up from $1.48 billion in the previous month. Equity funds remain in net redemptions however, with $1.40 billion worth in November; up slightly from the prior month. IFIC also reports that total mutual fund assets under management (AUM) for November rose to $837.6 billion, up from $834.3 billion in the previous month; an increase of $3.30 billion, or 0.4%. Related news James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

Edith Cowan University seeking lead architect and lead design engineers for multi-million-dollar city campus

first_imgEdith Cowan University seeking lead architect and lead design engineers for multi-million-dollar city campus Edith Cowan University (ECU) is set to release two highly anticipated Expression of Interest invitations to the market, seeking a Lead Architect and Lead Design Engineers for its $695 million ECU City Campus.The campus is the centrepiece of the recently announced Perth City Deal, which brings together the collaborative efforts of the Australian Government, Western Australian Government and City of Perth to help Perth recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and position the city for the future.The project will deliver Western Australia’s first vibrant and engaging CBD university campus and represent one of the State’s largest and most exciting building projects.Premier of Western Australia Mark McGowan said the ECU City Campus will be a landmark project that represents the future of inner-city university education and enliven the city experience while creating thousands of jobs, and supporting the WA economy.“The City Deal was only announced in September 2020 and being able to get this project progressing soon after is testament to ECU’s commitment to education, jobs and vision.“The city campus, which is expected to open in early 2025, will be built on land adjacent to Yagan Square, linking Northbridge’s dining and entertainment circuit to the Perth Cultural Centre including the new WA Museum Boola Bardip, and the retail and commercial hub of the Perth CBD.“This project will support more than 3,000 jobs during construction and will support the State in its efforts coming out of the pandemic to build WA back up and create vital infrastructure for generations to come.”Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said the ECU City Campus represents a transformational change for Perth with the economic flow-on to last for decades.“Thousands of students flooding into the city will inject more life, vibrancy and dollars into the city centre and its local businesses,” Mr Tudge said.“COVID-19 has had a profound impact on all our cities and this element of the City Deal is exactly what WA needs right now because it means local jobs and a boost to the economy.“Not only will this project create jobs; the campus will bring new life to the city with an estimated $1.5 billion economic output across the next four years, delivering more than $7.5 billion to the WA economy in the longer term.”WA Transport and Planning Minister Rita Saffioti said the Perth City deal is creating exciting new opportunities in the planning and transport spaces.“Today’s announcement is a major step forward to the shared vision of the inner city Edith Cowan University opening in 2025,” she said.“The university campus highlights what density can achieve and the well planned and vibrant communities it can create. “I look forward to working on this exciting vision for Perth’s future, which will support and create local jobs while returning vibrancy to our CBD.” ECU Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve Chapman said the university will engage with the market to identify leading experts with both local and international expertise for the roles. “Given the level of ambition, combined with the complex and multi-faceted nature of the project, we expect the Lead Architect will leverage international networks and knowledge to ensure ECU attracts the best advisors to deliver a project of international significance,” Professor Chapman said.“We want this campus to be highly innovative and inclusive, where the transition between the university and the city is seamless, promoting unprecedented levels of community interaction and engagement.” ECU City Campus Technical Architect Geoff Warn said this is an unprecedented project for Perth.“The Lead Architect and Lead Design Engineers will be tasked with the responsibility, and the opportunity, to produce their best work,” Mr Warn said.“It is the type of challenge that creative practices are trained for and dream about.“This is the visionary project that Perth city has been wanting for a long time, which will have definite benefits for both the arts and business, opening up a world of new possibilities.”ECU City Campus will sit over the Perth Busport and will be located just minutes from the central railway. It will house the internationally recognised Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and invigorate the Perth cultural scene by offering hundreds of performances across the year.Both Expressions of Interest will be released Monday November 16, 2020, 2pm WST on Tenders WA at https://www.tenders.wa.gov.auFor more information on the project visit the News link on: https://www.citycampus.ecu.edu.auThe $695 million ECU city campus is jointly funded, with the Australian Government committing $245 million, the Western Australian Government $150 million and ECU $300 million. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, Australian Government, building, City of Perth, community, covid-19, education, Government, infrastructure, Professor, students, Transport, university, WA, Western Australialast_img read more

£1.8 billion to keep schools in top condition

first_img£1.8 billion to keep schools in top condition Every school in England will be able to access a share of almost £1.8 billion this year to help keep their buildings in the best possible condition.The annual allocations provided to maintain school buildings will increase by over 20% to £1.8 billion this financial year, helping deliver the government’s commitment to build back better from the pandemic.This comes on top of the one-off funding injection of £560 million announced by the Prime Minister last year, making sure the condition of school buildings doesn’t hold any child back from achieving their potential.The first wave of the School Rebuilding Programme announced last year is also on track, with site inspections and detailed planning work with the 50 schools involved meaning the first rebuild projects will start from this autumn.Schools Minister Baroness Berridge said:I know teachers and heads are spending every hour of the working day thinking about how they can make sure the students at their schools recover from the impact of the pandemic, and making sure all children and staff remain safe following the welcome return to face to face teaching.Alongside our ambitious rebuilding programme for the schools in the worst condition, this government is making sure every school has the investment and financial support it needs to build back better for its students.Local authorities, larger multi-academy trusts and Voluntary Aided school bodies, such as dioceses, have been allocated condition funding in accordance with the latest data on their estates.Smaller academy trusts and sixth form colleges schools have been able to submit bids to the department for funding through the Condition Improvement Fund process, so those that have essential maintenance needs do not lose out. In addition, all schools have been allocated individual funding in accordance with their size. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:children, Government, Impact, Investment, Minister, pandemic, Prime Minister, school, spending, students, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

Lorraine Explains: Why seating position is important

first_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca This week, Lorraine Sommerfeld goes through what you need to know to find the proper seating position in your car. Who knows, you might even be more comfortable as well.  COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS RELATED TAGSGT-RNissanNew VehiclesChild SafetyCulture and LifestyleFamilyLorraine SommerfeldParenting Something often overlooked by drivers is the way they sit in their car seat. It’s also one of the most important aspects when it comes to driving.Your position in relation to the steering wheel and pedals isn’t just for comfort, it’s also a matter of car control and safety. There are various factors in play here, including keeping your hands on the wheel in turns, having clear lines of sight around the car, being able to brake fully in an emergency and even staying a safe distance from the airbag in the steering wheel, in case it goes off.  Trending Videos See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everlast_img read more

Keeping it contained: The art and aesthetics of Trevor Paglen

first_img The Doctoral Program in Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance presents their inaugural Visiting Artist Series connecting the CMCI community with innovative artists, curators and creative scholars. During the artists’ visit to the university, they give public presentations, conduct workshops, visit classes and meet with students. Trevor Paglen is a New York-based artist whose work deliberately blurs lines between science, contemporary art, journalism, and other disciplines to construct unfamiliar, yet meticulously researched views and interpretations of the world around us. Some of his newest work, which focuses on the geography and aesthetics of the NSA’s global surveillance programs, is the subject of an exhibition at Metro Pictures in New York City.The Visiting Artist presentation, entitled “Keeping it contained: The art and aesthetics of Trevor Paglen,” will take place on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.Additional information can be found here.Categories:Workshops & SeminarsEvents & Exhibits Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Oct. 20, 2016 last_img read more