NS inmate who died had mental capacity of sevenyearold boy family

first_imgHALIFAX – The family of a 29-year-old Nova Scotia man who was found unresponsive in a jail cell say his death could have been prevented if he was given proper treatment.Christine Barnes said Thursday that her nephew, Josh Evans, tried to kill himself at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility on Monday and was pronounced dead at Dartmouth General Hospital.She said Evans had the mental capacity of a second grader and was missing half of his 22nd chromosome.“Basically he’s like a seven-year-old boy in a man’s body,” Barnes said.In a statement, the man’s father, Don Evans, said he plans on hiring a lawyer and taking legal action.“Someone should have known and cared enough to help him along and keep him safe. When someone goes into custody you expect them to be safe and not end up in the morgue four weeks later,” Don Evans wrote to Global News.Barnes said Josh Evans was charged with making child pornography available, unlawfully accessing child pornography and three counts of possession of child pornography following a search of a home in Niagara Falls, Ont., in 2015.While at a detention centre there, Barnes said Evans was diagnosed with velo-cardio-facial syndrome, a genetic condition that can cause different medical problems including heart defects, cleft palate, kidney problems and learning or behavioural issues.“The signals going into Josh’s brain tend to twist and spin, then his thoughts are altered,” Barnes stated. “I know he had done something wrong, but I don’t think he was aware (that) what he was doing was wrong.”She said he received counselling and medication, and was also placed on suicide watch. Barnes said he was released four months into his sentence on strict conditions.Barnes said Evans was again charged with child pornography-related offences after the family moved to Nova Scotia about a year ago. He was also charged with failing to comply with a probation order and failing to comply with a prohibition order.Nova Scotia Justice Minister Mark Furey said Thursday that Evans was on remand and in a transition day room — a space for people with mental health issues or other challenges who do not meet the criteria to be housed in the forensic part of the jail.“It’s a hybrid space. … We have a group of inmates who have mental-health issues, brain dysfunction, other challenging issues or don’t meet the criteria for the forensic hospital,” he said.“He was in his cell at the time. He had received medical attention within the facility, but at the time of his death was in his cell in the transition day room space.”Furey declined to say what the prisoner’s condition was at the time of his death, but said he has confidence in how the Burnside jail operates.Barnes hopes changes are made to how inmates are processed to ensure this doesn’t happen again.“He should have been in a halfway house or somewhere where he could have one-on-one counselling or be monitored 24-7,” Barnes said.“I want to know why he fell through the cracks.”(Global News)last_img read more

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Wabauskang First Nation looking for mercury compensation

first_imgAPTN National NewsOttawa and the Ontario government closed the books on mercury compensation two decades ago for those affected along the English and Wabigoon Rivers.But members of the Wabauskang First Nation in Ontario are now fighting to be recognized as victims of mercury poising from the time they were relocated downstream of the contamination in the 1970s.APTN National News reporter Melissa Ridgen has this story.last_img

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Mohawk family pushing Ontario government to recognize traditional names

first_imgAPTN National NewsA Mohawk family living in Akwesasne is pushing to get the Ontario government to recognize traditional names.So far, the government has denied them.But they’re hoping that will change.APTN’s Annette Francis has the story.last_img

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UNICEFbacked conference seeks to ensure inclusion of children with disabilities

20 September 2011Government leaders and experts today discussed ways to improve education, health care and social services for millions of children with disabilities during a conference co-organized by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Azerbaijan. During the one-day conference, which was held in the capital, Baku, about 200 participants from 12 countries shared experiences of efforts to reduce the stigma against children with disabilities and ensure their physical and social inclusion into society, according to a press release issued by UNICEF.The conference was part of a wider campaign to reduce the stigmatization of children with disabilities, which the agency noted is still prevalent in parts of Central and Eastern Europe and the countries that form the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).“Children with disabilities and in need of special care live by our side. Incredible as it may seem, but in the most of the cases it is them who understand best what it means not to be accepted by society. International institutions, national governments, financial institutions, people with goodwill, people who are not indifferent to the fate of children should pool their efforts,” said Mehriban Aliyev, the first lady of Azerbaijan and President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, which co-organized the event along with the Azerbaijani Government.Both the conference and the campaign place special emphasis on the need for policy reforms and a change in societal attitudes to guarantee the physical and social inclusion of children with disabilities into society.Four members of the Berliner Philharmoniker, which serves as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, performed with the Azerbaijan National Symphonic Orchestra tonight, and will be taking part in various activities with children with disabilities throughout this week to raise awareness of the campaign.“We are happy to contribute our music so we can help build a more inclusive society, where children with and without disabilities are free to express themselves through music or other means. Every child deserves a chance to participate actively as an equal member of society according to his or her potential,” said Stanley Dodds, a board member of the Berliner Philharmoniker.Inclusion into society has not been the general approach for children with disabilities in the region. However, extensive research shows that children in institutions will not develop as in the same way as those who live with their families. According to a report issued today by the UN peacekeeping mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT), women, children and persons with mental disabilities are the most vulnerable to discrimination on a daily basis, making the reduction of stigmatization an important factor for the successful inclusion of persons with disabilities into society. read more

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Key foreign currency quotations

Quotations for key foreign currencies in terms of the Canadian dollar. Quotations are nominal, for information purposes only.Canadian dollar value on Friday, the previous day, three-months and one-year: Currency Fri Thu 3 months Year U.S. dollar 1.2638 1.2578 1.3743 1.3022 British Pound 1.6495 1.6519 1.7743 1.7098 Japanese Yen 0.0114 0.0114 0.0122 0.0129 Euro in U.S. 1.1812 1.1868 1.0956 1.1131 Euro in Cdn 1.4886 1.4928 1.5057 1.4495Quotations provided by the Bank of Canada

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Indians arrested for theft at Temple festival

The police said that they also too into custody a van used by the suspects during the theft at the festival of the Malipuram Sri Alwar Temple. The police have arrested three Indians who were involved in stealing chains and other items from devotees at a festival of a Hindu Temple in Point Pedro.The police said that seven people were arrested and among them were five women. Among the seven arrested are two Indian women and an Indian man, the police media unit said. The police said that they recovered 20 gold chains and pendants stolen by the suspects. Further investigations are underway. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Ulster v Munster 3 key battles to decide tonights rumble in Ravenhill

first_imgMunster: Felix Jones; Andrew Conway, Casey Laulala, Ivan Dineen, Ronan O’Mahony; Ian Keatley, Cathal Sheridan; Dave Kilcoyne, Damien Varley, Stephen Archer; Donncha O’Callaghan, Paul O’Connell; Peter O’Mahony (Captain), Tommy O’Donnell, James Coughlan. Replacements: Duncan Casey, John Ryan, BJ Botha, Dave Foley, CJ Stander, Duncan Williams, Johnny Holland, Johne Murphy. 17 things we learned from last night’s Ronan O’Gara documentary Ulster: Jared Payne, Andrew Trimble, Darren Cave, Luke Marshall, Craig Gilroy, Paddy Jackson, Ruan Pienaar: Tom Court, Rob Herring, John Afoa, Iain Henderson, Dan Tuohy, Robbie Diack (Captain), Chris Henry, Roger Wilson.Replacements: Niall Annett, Callum Black, Declan Fitzpatrick, Lewis Stevenson, Nick Williams, Sean Doyle, Paul Marshall, Mike Allen.center_img AFTER SENDING OUT most of the back-ups for last week’s seasonal inter-pros, both Rob Penney and Mark Anscombe have been able to put their best feet forward and name almost full-strength starting line-ups for tonight’s clash in Ravenhill.With the Heineken Cup and Six Nations just around the corner, neither set of players will be holding anything back as they search for form and selection favour.Here are the confrontations we’re looking forward to most.Iain Henderson v Paul O’ConnellPerhaps Ulster’s most promising young talent has his work cut out tonight. O’Connell is a fine yard-stick for any second row to measure himself by, but Henderson will come into close contact with the Ireland captain cold as he returns from injury.On paper, Ulster’s front row has the upper hand, so O’Connell will look to take control of the game in the tight exchanges and line-out while it will be intriguing to see how Henderson goes about disrupting his progress.Chris Henry v Tommy O’DonnellLike Henderson, Henry will come into this contest a little rusty, but Tommy O’Donnell will hardly be at full tilt either.With Sean O’Brien out injured, tonight’s number seven duel holds even more significance than usual. Henry will hope to hit the ground running and that his experience on the deck will hold sway when Joe Schmidt and John Plumtree sit down to pick the team to face Scotland.As for tonight’s game, well, it should go without saying that the breakdown is central to the fortunes of both these quick-ball-craving, high-tempo sides and the influence of these opensides over the ball will be crucial to the outcome.Paddy Jackson v Ian KeatleyThe prize may not be as tangible for these two 10s, but after a month of non-stop plaudits for JJ Hanrahan, even mild-mannered Ian Keatley must be grinding his teeth slightly as he waits to show what he can do again.©INPHO/James CrombieWith Hanrahan rested, Keatley won’t have to look over his shoulder quite so often in the second half tonight and winning this duel would go a long way to giving him an unlikely shot at a cap in the spring.Jackson was Joe Schmidt’s second choice out-half in November, but with four weeks of Italian opposition followed by a meek Ulster performance in Dublin, there has not been much to gain for the 21-year-old last month.With a national audience again watching tonight, Jackson’s job is to solidify rather than reinvent his game with consistent decision-making and more accurate goal-kicking.last_img read more

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iPad smuggling ring of housewives busted in China

first_imgA crew rolling fourteen deep have just been arrested in Shenzhen, smuggling $143,000 mobile phones and iPads into mainland China, but no hardened gang of cut throats here: instead, it was a gadget smuggling crew comprised entirely of house wives.One woman in particular was caught smuggling over 65 mobile phones by strapping them to her body underneath her clothes. Another 20 were stored away in her handbag. Most of these phones were models either not available or more heavily taxed within China.AdChoices广告The iPad, of course, is a popular item for smugglers running between Hong Kong and China. While the WiFi model is available widely through China, the iPad 3G isn’t available for sale due to local laws. Additionally, China collects an aggressive tax on every iPad sold, as well taxing iPads carried into the country by foreigners.According to authorities, the women were recruited by a ring of Chinese smugglers and were payed around 200 yuan, or just $30, for each run they made across the border.Read more at Wall Street Journallast_img read more

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Olive Foley paid emotional tribute to her husband this afternoon

first_img Friday 21 Oct 2016, 6:48 PM Anthony trusted me with almost everything; with the children, their schooling, the house, everything. And I intend to honour that trust, and I’m going to make sure that our two adored boys will grow up decent, solid men, full of integrity and honesty, just like their Dad.Paying tribute to his “hands on” skills as a father, she drew more laughter from those assembled as she described the average day in the Foley household: “Everyday after work he’d come in and sit down and have a coffee. I wouldn’t get that much chat, but he’d sit there. He was happy enough to let me ramble on, and that was ok.” Tributes to Anthony Foley At Thomond Park in Limerick this week Source: Niall CarsonBut then he’d say ‘get the hurley’s lads, were going for a puck’; Now I’m going to have to pick it up a notch or two with the hurling. We’ll see how we get on with that.‘He was a ringer’“He took an interest in everything (his sons) did. He never missed a (hurling) blitz or a training session. He was even inclined to check the homework, which wouldn’t have been his number one priority, but he’d always have a look at it and check the spellings.”Fighting back tears, she added proudly: “From the moment those boys were born Anthony loved and adored them.”“My last conversation with him was on the Saturday evening. He’d been ringing all day long. Anthony was a ringer. He rang and rang and rang, twenty times a day. He’d say nothing, and sure… but I’d never bother ringing him back because he’d always ring me.”But I rang him back that day and we chatted. Of course, our chat was about the lads and how the athletics went that morning, and how the javelin was going with Tony, andthen Tony had a chat with him. It was a lovely conversation, but I didn’t expect it to be the last.Earlier on that day Olive had hosted a fundraiser in her home to raise funds for the family of a local mother of triplets who’d passed away earlier this year.“He asked me all about it,” she said.ValuesPaying the ultimate tribute to Anthony, she said: “We were married for wonderful years. It was an idyllic life.” “Our home was so happy and it was a haven for all the important things in life. His values were perfect.” Former Munster players Killian Keane (left) and David Corkery at St Flannan’s Church in Killaloe today Source: PA Wire/PA ImagesAnthony was my true soul mate. We were perfect together, and he will never leave my heart. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Olive Foley paid emotional tribute to her husband this afternoon The Munster legend was laid to rest in Killaloe amid emotional scenes this afternoon. By David Raleigh https://jrnl.ie/3039946 Share3573 Tweet Email7 25 Comments center_img We had great plans for the future, and we talked about going to Australia next year… and loads of other things we were going to do… but the show will go on and I’m going to stick to the plan, because Anthony is going to be with us in spirit every step of the way.One moment of hilarity cut through the sadness of the occasion as she continued: “As a family, along with some of our friends, we went over to Paris to bring him home. And I am ashamed to say… that I said a prayer on the way over on the plane… I said… ‘please Jesus, let him have shaved’.”Her husband she said had “touched a lot of lives and leaves a great legacy behind”.Text messageAt one point, she read out a text message she had received from a Munster player, which she said summed up her inspirational husband:Olive, I just wanted to text you to let you know that Axel was special. He was the heart and soul of Munster. I worshipped him as a player for ten years and then had the privilege of having him as a coach. I owe him so much. He loved you and the boys so much and I’m sorry for your loss, but I hope you know that Munster is your extended family and we are here with you at your time of loss. Axel meant a huge deal to me and I will miss him so much.Anthony Foley, who led Munster to two Heineken Cup triumphs, had recently been transitioned from Director of Rugby at the club to position as head coach, which Olive said had “hurt” him. But she added: “He never held a grudge.” Anthony Foley Source: Nigel French“The stones on the road know that the last two years have been very stressful for Anthony and Munster, but he took that job as head coach and he gave it everything, with the same passion he gave it when he put on his jersey and won two Heineken Cups,” she said.Smiling downThere were very rough days during the last couple of years, but despite the pressure and hurt (felt) during that time – I have no doubt that Anthony now is having a smile down now knowing he gave it everything.She added her husband was always strong in the face of a challenge: “When I found it stressful sometimes, his advice was always the same. He’d say to me, ‘Olive, I was never as bad as they say I was and I was never as good as they say I was, so read nothing’”.She thanked her “wonderful friends” for their support and those who organised the funeral.“It was a huge logistics operation, and it was short notice, and to all our dear friends, thank you too – it enabled us to focus on what was important and spend time with Anthony.”As she ended her tribute to sustained loud applause, she wept and said: “I’m handing Anthony over to god now, and my faith and our faith will get us through this.”Lord, nothing is going to happen to me today that you or I can’t handle together, and it’ll be one day at a time.Read: Stander to wear number 24 as Munster retire 8 jersey for tomorrowRead: ‘A loving, caring family man’: Anthony Foley laid to rest in Clare Source: PA Wire/PA Images“ANTHONY NEVER WASTED words, so I’m going to keep it brief,” Olive Foley said this afternoon in her tribute to her husband.Over the next thirteen and a half minutes, she courageously delivered an emotional and witty tribute to her “soul mate” husband, and father of their two young boys.She described as “beautiful” the many tributes paid to her husband over the past few days, particularly the emotional rendition of “There Is An Isle” sang by her husband’s band of brothers at Shannon Rugby Club, where he won five All-Ireland championship medals, as his remains were brought by the home of Munster Rugby, Thomond Park, and then on to his “beloved” secondary school St Munchins, Limerick, where he first honed his rugby skills.The packed congregation laughed and applauded loudly as Olive continued: “He would have absolutely hated all the fuss… but he would have been very proud.”In her address she continued: “Anthony was full of surprises. Every day of my life he gave me a surprise of some description, but it wasn’t what he said; it was what he did. His kindness was subtle.”She described as “huge” the loss of the rugby great and family man. 69,252 Views I was in a really dark place during a long injury; I was horrible to the people I loved, and I had all but given up several times. But, Axel never lost faith in me. He always checked in with me, and he always supported me, even though I was pretty much a lost cause, and he had a million different other things going on. Short URL Oct 21st 2016, 6:48 PM last_img read more

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Heres What Happened Today Sunday

first_img NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news. Two of the puppies seized by gardaí at Dublin Port last night. Source: DSPCAIRELANDWreckage of Rescue 116 was recovered but there was no sign of the two missing crew members.Scrutiny of An Garda Síochána continued today, with criticism from the former Northern Ireland police ombudsman.14 people were found hidden in the back of a truck at Rosslare port.Michael O’Leary said Shane Ross is ‘playing a blinder’ in the bus dispute.Six more migrant teens from the Calais camp have arrived in Ireland.A man was charged over a seizure of €1.5 million worth of cocaine and cannabis in Artane.A new law is aimed at ensuring waiting staff get their tips.Dublin drivers have been ranked as the worst in Ireland.Gardaí seized more puppies at Dublin Port. A girl holds a doll retrieved from her damaged house in Mocoa, Colombia, after mudslides. Source: Fernando VergaraWORLD#COLOMBIA: President Higgins extended his sympathy to those affected by mudslides that killed hundreds.#ASSAULT: A judge rejected Trump’s defence against a claim he incited violence at a rally.#LONDON: Six people were arrestedover an assault on a teenager asylum seeker.#CHICAGO: A boy has been arrested after the sexual assault of a girl was streamed live on Facebook.#SKYSCRAPER: A large fire broke out near the world’s tallest building in Dubai.PARTING SHOTAs fighting in Syria that has displaced thousands of families rages on, photojournalist Sergey Ponomarev has shared a number of images which he says show the scale of the country’s loss. Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday Garda criticism, migrants at Rosslare port and Dublin drivers ranked the worst in the country… Sunday 2 Apr 2017, 8:00 PM Apr 2nd 2017, 8:00 PM 2 Comments Get our daily news round up: http://jrnl.ie/3320586 Share1 Tweet Email By Michelle Hennessy 13,860 Views Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Ter Stegen admits Mexico will challenge Germany

first_imgMarc-Andre ter Stegen has voiced his opinion that Mexico will be the main rivals of the Bundesteam in the FIFA World Cup group.Ahead of the beginning of the World Cup in Russia, ter Stegen has revealed he sees Marco Fabian and Carlos Salcedo’s Mexico challenge Germany in the group as they have already been announced. He said they should not be underestimated.“Every one of us wants to win the World Cup and to do this, we want to get into the tournament with good feelings and with a good result against Mexico,” ter Stegen said, according to the official website of the Bundesliga.“They are the strongest team in our group, together with us, and they’ve come a long way in recent years.”Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Lionel Messi, BarcelonaTer Stegen: Messi deserves to decide his Barca future Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Marc-Andre ter Stegen insists Lionel Messi has earned the right to decide his Barcelona future amid fears he could leave next summer.“We’re going to prepare well in the coming week and we want to prove that we are the best team in the group.”He also went on to add that he is ready to do anything for the big prize.“It’s difficult for me, but I am giving all my support to the team so that we can win the World Cup, which is all that I want.”“It’s not just about quality, but also fortune and your form on the day that matter,” he continued. “There are many good nations, like Brazil and Spain, who are always up there, but we hope to start with a victory.”last_img read more

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Report Wash kids are poorer but better educated

first_imgSALEM, Ore. (AP) — An annual ranking of the well-being of American children shows Oregon’s are suffering from poverty, underemployment and high housing costs.The Oregonian reports the annual Kids Count survey from the Annie E. Casey Foundation puts Oregon at 41st in economic well-being, 32nd overall.The project is in its 25th year. It tracks 16 indicators of child well-being.This year’s ranking, released Monday, showed about 37 percent of Oregon children have parents who lack secure employment, and 24 percent live in poverty. Oregon’s child poverty rate is up from 18 percent in 2005.SEATTLE — More Washington kids are living in poverty today than before the recession, but they are better educated and their health has improved, according to a new report released Monday.The annual survey released Monday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows the number of Washington children living in poverty has increased to 18 percent, but poverty in the state is still well below the national average.Washington children beat the national average on many measures studied by the foundation for its annual “Kids Count” report.Overall, Washington is ranked 19th in the nation for child well-being. The state’s best score is in the area of child health, where Washington is ranked 6th best in the nation.last_img read more

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AK Moving On

first_img(Photo by Jeannette Lee)The director of the largest refugee assistance program in Alaska is leaving after more than a decade, just as the program is being threatened by a federal budget crisis in Washington.Download Audio(Photo courtesy Karen Ferguson)Karen Ferguson has spent the final weeks of her job sending out urgent e-mails. She’s worried about what federal cuts will mean for the refugee assistance program in Alaska—a program she’s worked very hard to build.“Obviously that could be devastating,” she said. “We will be faced with the challenge of whether we accept human beings who are fleeing from their countries or whether we say this is a bad idea and we can’t accept them.”For nearly 11 years, Ferguson has served as the program director and state refugee coordinator for Catholic Social Services in Alaska. Ferguson was key to getting the refugee program at Catholic Social Services started in 2003. Since then, she’s helped refugees from the former Soviet Union to Bhutan to Somalia find new lives in Alaska.She happens to be leaving as the federal government struggles to find funding for tens of thousands of unaccompanied children fleeing from drug-related gang violence by crossing into the U.S. from Mexico.The border crisis could lead to cuts of about $450,000 to refugee services in Alaska. Ferguson says the cuts, which start to take effect Aug. 15, would cripple medical, educational, and elderly support, as well as employment services for all new arrivals.“In my view, you can’t take one crisis and solve it by taking away funds from another program, creating then two crises,” Ferguson said.(Photo by Jeannette Lee)The cuts would mean a huge setback for a program Ferguson helped grow from a small group assisting Hmong refugees to a staff of 20, plus volunteers. Over time, she’s helped develop several programs, including a youth soccer team and a vegetable garden in Mountain View.Bhaskar Kafle has been coming to the refugee garden every summer for four years. He wears a gray suit-jacket and slacks that are surprisingly clean given that he’s tilling potatoes.Kafle takes a break to talk about his old farm in Bhutan. Those were the days before the Bhutanese government ejected him and more than 100,000 other ethnic Nepalis in the 1990s as part of its “one-nation-one-people” policy. Kafle says the garden here in Anchorage reminds him of the land he lost.The Bhutanese, along with refugees from the former Soviet Union and Somalia are among the larger refugee populations in Alaska. Catholic Social Services meets new arrivals at the airport, finds apartments for them and provides basic furniture and household goods, like spatulas and knives.“We’ve, you know, transformed into this program that can take 120 people a year from all over the globe so it’s been really quite an incredible transformation,” Ferguson said.She is especially proud of the cultural orientation program, which won an award as a model for refugee programs in other states. Some of the refugees have lived in camps their whole lives and arrive never having used electricity. The program teaches them how to live independently in the U.S.: how to enroll kids in school, how to call 911, use the bus and get a job – and of course, what to do when encountering a moose.“I watched people be really lost and I also watched the community wrap themselves around people, just as volunteers, with no program, and help them to end up being actually quite successful,” Ferguson said. “When we started the refugee program, it was a relief to see that people didn’t have to be lost.”Ferguson, who already has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, will be heading to a master’s program in Israel to study peace and conflict management at the University of Haifa.She says she wants to go from taking care of refugees to preventing the very conflicts that force people to become refugees in the first place.last_img read more

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On the water One harvesters hope for herring eggs

first_imgLeonty Williams grew up harvesting herring eggs. He says subsistence is in his blood. (Emily Russell/KCAW)Every spring millions of herring return to spawn in Sitka Sound. The small, silvery fish are prized by commercial fishermen. They sell them for their eggs, known as herring roe. Those eggs are also coveted by the Tlingit people, who harvest them by anchoring hemlock branches in shallow waters where herring spawn.But now many are saying the herring is being threatened, some say by environmental change and others by poor management. Other simply question the health of the stock, their branches this year coming up bare.Hope – it’s a word Leonty Williams uses a lot, especially when it comes to herring eggs.“We’re kind of still holding out hope here,” Williams said. “We’ve never had to pull our branches up this late or anything. It’s just never happened.”I meet Williams next to his boat – a 24 ft fiberglass outboard he keeps docked in town. He’s headed out to Kasiana Island, a couple miles northwest of Sitka. Williams has been setting branches there all his life. He turns the engine on and lets it warm up.“It’s probably about ready. Do you want to ride in the front or come in the cabin?” Williams asked.There’s one plastic white lawn chair in the front that looks like it would tip over with the tiniest of waves. I climb on board and into the cabin.It’s springtime in Sitka and for once it’s not raining. It’s also pretty warm out, which Williams says is a good sign for the herring.“The herring kind of wait until usually the water warms up a little bit– to about 42-44 degrees, [that’s when] they start doing their spawning,” Williams explained.Williams is young, just 26 years old, but he’s full of little facts like this. He grew up harvesting herring eggs and as we wind our way through the harbor, he tells me about his family and said subsistence is in his blood.“Full blood Alaska Native– half Tlingit and my mom is from up above the Arctic Circle, a little village called Noorvik,” Williams said. “She’s full blood Inupiaq, so [I’m] half Tlingit, half Inupiaq.”Williams spent the first nine years of his life with his family on an island about an hour from Sitka. It was there that he learned how to hunt and fish and forage.“This boat actually gets used quite a bit for quite a few different things,” Williams explained. “Seaweed is starting to sprout on the rocks here, so we’ll be heading out to harvest seaweed soon, too.”Gulls are often a sign of herring spawn, but Leonty Williams says there are even less gulls. (Emily Russell/KCAW)Wiliams also harvests sea otter, harbor seal, and sea lion from this boat. He’s got a business selling fur hats and slippers. But today, it’s all about herring eggs.“We started getting a little hopeful once the herring did spawn over towards Middle Island,” William said. “Usually Middle Island hits then and maybe a week or a little sooner after they start moving towards Kasiana [Island], which is where we’re going to go check on them now.”Once we’re beyond the breakwater, Williams speeds up and over the waves. It’s just a ten minute ride to where he’s set his branches. He swings the boat around into a little cove, where the water is calm.“Yeah, you’ve got all these islands around this area to protect from the waters,” Williams said.The water is dark green, almost black. It’s speckled with your typical bright colored buoys, but others are makeshift, from clear plastic water bottles or old plastic oil jugs.There are probably 25 to 30 sets of hemlock branches suspended below the surface from these buoys.“We’ve got four branches set out here,” Williams said. “I think we’re just going to try to cruise on up and check out this orange buoy.”Williams slows the boat to a crawl. He slides open the cabin door and swings around to the front.“This is a little bit more difficult today. I usually have one or two other people with me,” Williams explained.He grabs onto the orange buoy and pulls it out of the water, peering down to just below the surface.“About what I expected,” Williams said.The branches are bare. No signs of spawn. It’s what a lot of people have been expecting this year. Elders like Harvey Kitka say the water was so thick with herring it would sound like a hail storm.Even Williams said he remembers waves full of herring washing up on shore. But now…“There’s undoubtedly less herring now,” Williams said. “If you want to go back five years, fifty years, one hundred years– there’s undoubtedly less herring.”The fear is that commercial fishermen are taking too many herring, sweeping up thousands of tons of the silver fish before they can lay their eggs.Management biologist from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game are supposed to set sustainable limits, but Williams doesn’t think that’s happening. He’s worried about not getting eggs for his family. He’s worried about hundreds of other who are finding their branches bare.“I grew up doing this, but there are kids in our culture right now who are growing up and not learning how to do all that,” Williams explained. “It’s alarming.”Still, Williams said maybe if the water was a little warmer, if the tide was a little lower, maybe we’d see some signs of spawn.“We’ll see,” Williams said. “Hope is about all we can have right now.”Williams said he’ll be back to check again in a few days.last_img read more

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Trump says US and China still talking on trade but not ready

first_imgWashington: US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he was not ready to make a trade deal with China and had decided that the United States would not do business with Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies for the time being, prompting US stocks to fall sharply. Trump, speaking to reporters at the White House, also called into question whether another round of scheduled talks would take place in early September. He plans to impose 10 per cent tariffs on a final USD 300 billion worth of Chinese imports around that time. Also Read – Watch: Donald Trump says Florida faces absolute monster hurricane Advertise With Us “We’re doing very well with China. We’re talking with China. We’re not ready to make a deal – but we’ll see what happens,” Trump said before departing for fundraisers on Long Island, New York. “China wants to do something, but I’m not ready to do anything yet. Twenty-five years of abuse – I’m not ready so fast, so we’ll see how that works out.” the President added. Also Read – Pakistan test-fires 290-km range missile Advertise With Us Trump’s comments fanned fears on Wall Street that the world’s two largest economies were digging in for a longer and costlier trade war, causing major stock indexes to extend losses to more than 1per cent. Markets looked set to end a punishing week deep in the red that started with a surprise drop in China’s yuan currency to below 7 to the dollar, prompting the US Treasury to label Beijing a currency manipulator. Advertise With Us “Until we get some sort of tangible answers to what the (Trump) administration is going to do with China, this is going to be an overhang on the market, creating plenty of sharp swings,” said Andre Bakhos, managing director at New Vines Capital LLC in Bernardsville New Jersey. Trump stood by his currency accusation, saying that the fact that China was subsequently able to stem the yuan’s slide was proof of manipulation and was offsetting US tariffs on Chinese imports, blunting their impact on American consumers. Trump’s comments dashed hopes that the US Commerce Department would soon approve some licenses for American companies to resume some sales to Huawei. Commerce in May had put the telecom equipment maker on a national security blacklist, effectively banning sales of US technology, software and services to the firm. “We are not going to do business with Huawei,” Trump said, adding that it did not mean that would not change if a trade deal was done with China. “I really made the decision it’s much simpler not to do any business with Huawei.” In late June, Trump had agreed with Chinese President Xi Jinping that the United States would ease some US restrictions on Huawei in exchange for increased Chinese purchases of US agricultural commodities while the two countries resumed negotiations to resolve a year-long tariff war. But a two-day meeting in Shanghai at the end of July failed to yield any significant purchases by China nor progress on US demands for changes to intellectual property, technology transfer and subsidy policies, prompting Trump to announce his next round of tariffs.last_img read more

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German authorities seize tank other WWII weapons in raid

first_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility In this July 2, 2015 picture a World War II era Panther tank is prepared for transportation from a residential property in Heikendorf, northern Germany. Authorities have seized a 45-ton Panther tank, a flak canon and multiple other World War II-era military weapons in a raid on a 78-year-old collector’s storage facility in northern Germany. Kiel prosecutor Birgit Hess said the collector is being investigated for possibly violating German weapons laws but his attorney Peter Gramsch told the dpa news agency all the items were properly demilitarized and registered. (Carsten Rehder/dpa via AP) Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Sponsored Stories In the search Wednesday and Thursday investigators also seized a torpedo and multiple other military items in addition to the Panzer V “Panther” tank and the 88mm flak gun, Hess told The Associated Press. German military engineers were called in to haul the tank out of the underground garage of the house in Kitzeberg, near Kiel.The collector’s attorney, Peter Gramsch, told the dpa news agency all the items were properly demilitarized and registered.Hess said that she did not know whether the main gun on the tank could fire, but it didn’t appear to be properly registered and an independent expert said it wasn’t properly demilitarized.The collector came to authorities’ attention in an investigation into black market Nazi-era art that in May turned up two massive bronze horse statues that once stood in front of Adolf Hitler’s chancellery. Those were in the possession of another man, who maintains he is the rightful owner.The tank owner has made no secret of his collection, openly talking about the Panther and other items in media reports following the May revelation of the art investigation.Neighbor Kristin Schroeder told the local Kieler Nachrichten newspaper that the man had even fired up the tank during the particularly bad winter of 1978-79 and helped plow others’ snow. BERLIN (AP) — Authorities seized a 45-ton Panther tank, a flak cannon and multiple other World War II-era military weapons in a raid on a 78-year-old collector’s home in northern Germany, prosecutors said Friday.Kiel prosecutor Birgit Hess said the collector, whose name she would not release for privacy reasons, is being investigated for possibly violating German weapons laws but remains free while the probe is ongoing. Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Top Stories center_img Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk “It was well known, at least to all the older Kitzebergers, that he had a tank,” Schroeder said.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breacheslast_img read more

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