Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MGN Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – A City of Jamestown man was arrested Friday morning while allegedly in possession of 13 glassine envelopes containing approximately 2.6 grams of a fentanyl compound, according to the Jamestown Police Deparment.Police say they originally responded to the area of Foote Avenue for a report of a male wearing a dark hoodie was attempting to light an object on fire in the street.Officers reportedly discovered a man matching the description, later identified as 32-year-old William E. Jackson, Jr.Jackson, Jr. reportedly had an outstanding warrant out of the City of Dunkirk. He was taken to Jamestown City Jail on a charge of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance before being released to Dunkirk PD on apperance tickets.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The Evergreen State CollegeEvergreen’s Longhouse Education and Cultural Center received a $500,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to build the next stage of a planned “indigenous arts campus,” The Evergreen State College announced today.The grant will fund the design and construction of a fiber arts studio, with the goal of preserving traditional forms of indigenous weaving and other fiber arts, and providing space for contemporary artists to collaborate and create. A companion building to the recently built carving studio, the design of the fiber arts studio will pay tribute to the Longhouse’s long-term relationship with the Maori peoples of New Zealand, according to Tina Kuckkahn-Miller, director of the Longhouse.Creative New Zealand, which operates similarly to the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts, is sending a noted designer and sculptor, Lyonel Grant, to work in collaboration with architect Johnpaul Jones to design and build the new space. Jones, who also designed the Longhouse, is best known for his design of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC.“This project is a testament of our commitment to providing a space for indigenous art and culture within higher education,” said Thomas ‘Les’ Purce, president of The Evergreen State College. “The Longhouse was the first building of its kind on any college campus in the nation, and we’re excited to take this next step.”Peter Boome, a current student at Evergreen and Salish artist, was inspired by an opportunity he had earlier this year to visit a traditional Maori meeting house created by Grant in Auckland, New Zealand.“That building was alive and it told a story. I wanted to be a part of building a structure like that, except Salish in origin,” he said. Boome will be an intern during the creation of the fiber arts studio and will add Salish design and environmental considerations. The building will blend traditional Maori and Salish architecture.The creation of an indigenous arts campus has recently been adopted into the master plan for The Evergreen State College.“It’s vital that we preserve indigenous cultural voices,” said Kuckkahn-Miller. “The fiber arts studio will allow a new generation of native artists to keep these voices and traditions alive.”To date, the Ford Foundation has invested $1 million in the indigenous arts campus and related programming. In 2015, the Longhouse will celebrate its twentieth anniversary.
RED BANK – The Two River Times™ won six awards in the New Jersey Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest for 2012.In advertising, the paper’s production manager, Chris Draper, won a first place award in the Best Restaurant/ Entertainment Ads category for weekly newspapers, under 6,500 circulation, for an ad called “Just Restaurants.” Draper also won third place in the Best Home Furnishings/Appliances Ad category with an advertisement called “Serving Up Savings.”The Two River Times™’ Paint the Town Pink special section, which was published May 4, 2012, received two awards. Draper won second place for his work on the section in the category Best External Promotional Piece or Media Kit. Cyndy Mernick, head of The Two River Times™ layout and design, and the newspaper’s staff won second place for the Packaging the News – Special Section category.Mernick and the staff also won a third place for Packaging the News – Features Section Layout and Content for the Sept. 28 features section.Joan Ellis, the paper’s film critic, won a third place award in the Reporting, Writing and Illustration – Arts and Entertainment Writing category for her review of the movie Arbitrage.Eligible entries were published between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2012. The contest is judged by professionals who are independent of the New Jersey Press Association.The awards were presented in the editorial categories at Press Night on Thursday, April 25, 2013 and the advertising awards were presented Thursday, April 11, during the Spring Awards Celebration in Hamilton.
Ditto for 2010-11 as Bickerton didn’t qualify for any World Cup races.Last season was a breakout year as Bickerton qualified for a couple of World Cup races in Hamar, Norway, and Heerenveen, Netherlands.“I’m over there (Heerenveen) racing my first World Cup (10,000 meters in December), and not somewhere where they don’t know speed skating . . . it’s the home of speed skating,” Bickerton explained. “That was an experience and (at the same time) was really cool. I was pretty nervous but it was a neat place to race my first World Cup so I was pretty happy.”Bickerton finished 18th in the B division (14:08.98) in the race after finishing third in 10,000 meters at the National Team Trials in October.In January, at the Canadian Single Distance Championships, Bickerton won the bronze medal in the 5000m (6:36.52) and the silver medal in the 10,000m (13:47.83) in a personal season-best race.The results qualified him for the World Cup in Hamar, where he was 14th (6:45.38) in the 5000-meter division B.But before traveling to Norway, there was the Continental regional qualifier a week after the Single Distance event.“All these races build experience and the (Winter) Olympics is still a year and a half away,” said Bickerton, focusing on his biological science studies at the University of Calgary when he’s not training.“I’m just trying to get as much experience as I can between now and a year and a half from now and hopefully when that time comes I’ll have enough experience to be ready to perform on that day and Olympic Trials will be my day.”Since May Scott Bickerton has been rubbing elbows with Canada’s elite speed skaters and coaches.In October the serious part of the sport picks up with National trials.Good results once again qualify Bickerton for World Cup races.The same challenge happens in January at single distance championships.However, dollars and cents forced National Team brain trust to cut a few spots on the team.So the challenge just got a little tougher for Bickerton.“They’ve reduced the number of racers they’re selecting, and, of course, it makes it tougher, but racing on the National circuit is a good opportunity to get race time and to learn,” said Bickerton doing everything in his power to qualify for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.“The more things I can learn before Olympic Trials which are a year-and-a-half from now, the better.” During his brief speed skating career Scott Bickerton has hit his share of ruts in the ice.Which can be par for the course in a sport when you’re an up-and-coming athlete.However, like a youngster falling during the first time on skates the happy-go-lucky Nelsonite is eager to get back on the blades in search for finding a spot on the National Team.“It’s been up and down since we talked last,” Bickerton admittedly told The Nelson Daily during a recent summer holiday in his hometown.“Last year I did a lot better than the year before so overall I was happy,” the ecstatic 22-year-old graduate of the Nelson Speed Skating Club added.“I made it through three different World Cup races.“I managed to deal with all the traveling that goes with competing on the World Cup circuit . . . eating in strange places and dealing with major jet lag. And that was good enough to put me on the National Development Team for this year which I started training with in May.”It’s been a long climb to World Cup for an inaugural member of the Nelson Speed Skating club.Timid and shy, Bickerton took a few years to get comfortable in the sport.But in 2006 a switch from the rink to the long track proved to be just what the doctor ordered.Thanks to the help of local Olympian Bob Boucher, Bickerton won a bronze medal at the 2007 Canada Games in Whitehorse in Team Pursuit.In 2008-09, Bickerton made a big splash on the World stage, representing Canada at the Junior Worlds in Poland where he took seventh in the 3000- and 5000-meter races.Bickerton qualified for the Junior Worlds after winning both races at the Canadian Junior Championships.However, making the jump to the National Team has been a bit of a grind for the L.V. Rogers grad.The 2009-10 campaign was a learning year.
Coming out of a meeting on Thursday, Bourda Market stallholders who protested City Hall on Wednesday calling for wholesale vendors plying their trade outside the Market to be removed are now voicing their dissatisfaction with the proposal put forward to them by Town Clerk Royston King.According to the vendors, following their protest action, a meeting was held with the Town Clerk and the Market Clerk, who proposed that the vendors outside the Market be given three hours each daily to ply their trade.The proposal by the vendors for wholesale vendors to sell from 17:00h to 07:00h each day was shut down.Vendor Omawattie Ramsawack revealed to Guyana Times that after the meeting was called, the vendors who attended explained the situation before them and made their proposal.However, after listening to the suggestions, Town Clerk King reportedly announced his decision and the meeting was adjourned.“He only listen to we and then he tell we what he decided to do and then he end the meeting. But nothing ain’t change, is same struggle because since then is the same thing happening, we ain’t getting any sales,” Ramsawack explained.As such, the wholesale vendors continued to ply their trade as per normal and the stallholders inside the market were still complaining of their livelihood being taken from them.This publication reported on Thursday that the stallholders marched, protesting outside City Hall calling for an intervention by the Town Clerk and the Mayor.According to them, some are forced to throw away their goods on a daily basis as a result of the lack of sales.This situation the stallholders blame on the vendors who ply their trade outside the Market, offering their goods at a cheaper cost. As such, the vendors who occupy stalls within Bourda Market are not getting many sales.The street vendors are reportedly only allowed to ply their trade within a fixed period, which stallholders contend they are not adhering to.As a result, the vendors are complaining of paying for stalls inside which are not benefiting them.One vendor, Rampaul Singh revealed that he has been paying the City Hall a large sum of money each month, alleging that stallholders are threatened if they fail to pay.“I have been paying the Council x amount of money per month. If you do not pay within a certain time, they are threatening you to close you down. How can you make money when they have that large amount of people selling all day on Robb Street? People cannot even traverse that road with their cars to come and buy from us because they can’t reach. I have a truck that I have to use to bring goods to my stall and I cannot even pass in. Why are they having all these people here and even before the time that they should be here,” Singh decried.The stallholders are renewing their calls and are now pleading with the Town Clerk and Mayor to revise the decision.
Holidaymakers are warned to take care as Europe is to see a dangerous heatwave on the horizon with temperatures hitting as high as 45 degrees. England, Germany, France and many other European countries are in for a scorcher and anyone going on holidays soon is being warned to prepare for the heatwave that’s in store. Germany is in the high 30s reaching 38 degrees and maybe even 40 degrees. In France, the weather is also up in the high 30s and the temperatures in Spain are reaching as high as 41 degrees this week. Hospitals and retirement homes are on high alert in France as the heatwave is “potentially dangerous” as temperatures are hitting so high. People are being warned to stay indoors if the weather is too hot and to stay hydrated. This unexpected heatwave has been caused by “a storm stalling over the Atlantic Ocean and high pressure over central and Eastern Europe”, according to an international weather site AccuWeather. Ireland is also in for a heatwave of its own, as temperatures may hit 24 degrees today in parts of the country. On Thursday temperatures will rise from 22 to 27 degrees with high humidity and some slight breezes. Met Eireann has issued a hot weather warning for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick for Thursday afternoon.Holidaymakers warned as extreme heatwave hits Europe was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Caitlin LairdShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:heatwaveholidaysweather
People who will vote in the next General Election in 2009 were 3 years old when all South Africans could vote in a democratic General Election on 27th April 1994 irrespective of race or creed. Eighteen year olds who voted for the first time then, will be 33 years old at the next General Election. It would be an interesting survey to find out what either age cohort thinks about the significance of a non-racial vote and of democratic participation in the politics of our country.The 27th April should be the most symbolically significant and strategically relevant public holiday on our annual calendar of public holidays. It was on that day in 1994 that legalized racial discrimination and oppression was voted out of our public life and policy. It should not only be a day of remembrance and rejoicing but of reflection and debate on the significance of adult suffrage and its role in democratic policy making. One feels a sense of dread that the survey mentioned might reveal a great deal of ignorance, even indifference about the significance of non-racial adult suffrage in the lives of the two age cohorts mentioned. Why?In the first place the vote exercised every five years has become a ritual of affirmation of predetermined candidates appointed by Party Bosses. It is gesture of complete voter disempowerment. The average voter knows only which party he or she voted for but not the actual public representatives which they can call to account.Secondly, the issue of accountability means that the voter can identify an individual or individuals coming from the area in which the voter lives and who, through being elected, is committed to interact with those voters and addressing their concerns. Attempts are now being made by the ANC for example, to allocate constituencies to MP’s and urging them to look after them. However, the constituencies have no statutory relevance and are not electorally contestable. Consequently the party can do with them as they see fit without fear of voter recriminationThirdly, participatory democracy means exactly that voters be actively encouraged to participate in the governance of their constituency, provinces and parliament. In the very real sense it should mean that “the people shall govern”. Instead you have elected representatives who create self serving bureaucracies in which they dish out positions and privileges to one another. There is nothing wrong with such officials, from the President down holding regular imbizos to hear first hand from constituencies what their grievances are. But such imbizos do not guarantee delivery or subsequent accountability.All of the above concerns mean that the current electoral system for national and provincial politics is hopelessly inadequate to promote serious democratic participation and accountability. The system is one of closed list Proportional Representation where the list is effectively drawn up by the party leaderships and presented to the voters as a fait accompli. This system was provisionally adopted by all parties to get us over the problems of a first non-racial democratic election. And it worked. It was uncomplicated and very easy to administer. But it was also agreed that the system was provisional and would be looked at a later stage. This was done by the appointment of an Electoral Commission which investigated various electoral alternatives and had interviews with all the parties in parliament as well as the input of international and local experts. The recurring complaint with the exception of the governing party and official opposition, was lack of accountability and participation on the part of the voter.The majority recommended that a system of multi – member constituency participation should be implemented, initially under a closed list proportional system but moving eventually to an open list. This system should apply to 300 candidates of the 400 in Parliament whereas the remaining 100 should cater for special interest lobbies such as women, the aged and disabled etc.The multiple member constituency system is often confused with a first past the post constituency system such as Great Britain has and the old racist Parliament in South Africa had. Nothing can be more different. The multiple member constituency system, for example, means South Africa is divided into approx 70 constituencies. From each, no less than three and not more than seven candidates can be elected, from the Constituency (NB). Initially the list can be closed i.e. candidates being appointed by the party but eventually it should be open in the sense that a voter can vote for candidate 1 from party A and candidate 3 from party C etc. Such a system will be immediately more accountable to get greater involvement from the voter.We do not have any indication that there is a serious move in this direction from Government. But perhaps if the 27th April, is a public holiday during which ordinary voters are invited to participate in discussions and seminars on the significance of non-racial democratic participation, given the history of our country, then more and more of us can shout together: “Hey? 27th April: Hurrah!” More likely however parties will give each other tight lipped smiles and say: “Happy, happy floor crossing comrades”. This further dis-empowering the voter.DR F V Z SLABBERT18thApril, 2007
Opportunities are too rare to take for granted. Engagement is a gift, and one that deserves your respect. A dream client with a compelling reason to change is a starting point for a competitive displacement. Every opportunity deserves your best effort, your very best shot.Every interaction with the people who are going to decide whether to work with you is an opportunity to create a preference. It can move them towards working with you. And it can just as easily be an interaction that moves your contacts to consider a competitor—or to move towards them.Believing that sales is business as usual, that it’s simply punching a clock and going through the motion, is taking opportunities too lightly. Not preparing for meetings, not determining the outcomes you need to achieve, and not planning to create compelling value for the contacts sitting across from you in a sales call is to take half measures.Without a real pursuit plan, a strategy to win, you leave yourself susceptible to a loss. Without spending the time to decide how you are going to win—and how you might lose—you risk losing where a win is possible. It takes effort to think, to strategize, to consider possibilities.The opportunity you are pursuing may not be available to you again in the future. It may be years—or decades—before your dream client decides to reevaluate their partner. A poor showing may make it more difficult to get another shot in the future. You need to be impeccable in every interaction, in every opportunity, every time. It is important to win, but if you are going to lose, you must lose having made it an impossibly difficult decision for your dream client.
APTN National NewsLast week off the north coast of British Columbia a Japanese ship full of coal ran aground on the very route proposed by Enbridge for tankers shipping tarsands bitumen to Asian markets.There was no environmental damage this time, but local First Nations say it’s yet even more proof the waterways around their traditional territory are too treacherous for super tankers carrying oil.APTN’s Rob Smith has this story.