NonAboriginal kids call on Ottawa to put an end to inequality

first_imgAPTN National NewsA growing number of non-Aboriginal kids are hoping to improve the lives of First Nations children.On the anniversary of the government’s apology for residential schools, they gathered in Ottawa to call on the federal government to put an end to inequality.APTN’s Annette Francis has this report.last_img

Crime Stoppers using Cree language to help solve historical missing persons cases

first_imgPriscilla WolfAPTN NewsIt’s a project that has been three years in the making but on Monday, Crime Stoppers sent out a video letter in the Cree “th” dialect through social media to help reach more people who can help solve cases now labelled as historical missing persons cases.The video in Woodlands Cree is part of the Historical Missing Persons Project launched by Crime Stoppers.Constable Ryan Ehalt is with the Saskatoon Police Service and is the coordinator for Saskatoon Crime Stoppers.“We came up with the idea to write social media letters called to those who took the missing,” he said. “There’s going to be a series of letters going out we already released our initial one.”Donna Merasty is a translator – and wrote out the letter in Cree.“With reconciliation it is important that we communicate in a way where people feel more comfortable especially in their own language,” she said.“If they want to speak to somebody in Cree they can phone the police and ask for a Cree translator.”The overall message is powerful and asks Cree speakers if they can help by coming forward with any information that will help solve these historical missing persons cases.“We are hoping we can find a Dene speaking individual who would like to volunteer their time to help with the translation of this letter as will and other languages,” said Ehalt.“We know out of those 131 historical missing persons half of them are Indigenous. We know not all of them have been taken.”pwolf@aptn.calast_img read more

Marine Forecast

first_img6AM MARINE FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TONIGHT MONDAY 12THJANUARY 2015.GENERAL SITUATION: HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE WILL SLIDE EAST OF THE AREA TODAY WHILE A COLD FRONT IN THE GULF OF MEXICO WILL BRING SOME CLOUDINESS AND TROPICAL MOISTURE TO THE BAHAMAS BY THIS EVENING.SPECIAL WARNINGS: BOATERS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION DUE TO MODERATE TO LARGE EASTERLY SWELLS MAINLY ALONG THE ATLANTIC EXPOSED SHORELINES AND SWIMMERS SHOULD REMAIN VIGILENT DUE TO THE RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS THROUGH WEDNESDAY…BOATERS CAN ALSO EXPECT REDUCED VISIBILITY TO 3NM AND GUSTY WINDS ABOVE 25 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS IN OR NEAR HEAVY SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS.FOR THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS:ADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT THIS MORNING BUT A CAUTION WILL COME INTO EFFECT BY EARLY AFTERNOON.WINDS: EAST-NORTHEAST TO EAST-SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 25 KNOTS THEN DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS OR LESS BY AFTERNOON.SEAS: 5 TO 8 FEET IN DECREASING SWELLS THIS MORNING, THEN TO 4 TO 7 FEET OR LESS BY AFTERNOON.WEATHER: FEW PASSING SHOWERS LIKELY.FOR THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS:ADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT.WINDS: EAST-NORTHEAST TO EAST-SOUTHEAST AT 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH STRONGER GUSTS.SEAS: 6 TO 9 FEET OVER THE OCEAN BUT HIGHER IN GUSTS.WEATHER: FEW SCATTERED SHOWERS OR THE CHANCE OF AN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM TODAY AND TONIGHT.SUNRISE: 6:57AM MON. SUNSET: 5:40PM MON.MOONSET: 11:24AM MON. MOONRISE: 12:12AMTUE.LOW TIDE: 6:23AM MON. HIGH TIDE:12:21PM LOW TIDE: 6:45PM HIGH TIDE: 1:04AM TUE.EXTENDED FORECAST: A COLD FRONT AND ITS PRE-FRONTAL ACTIVITY WILL AFFECT THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS WITH CLOUDY PERIODS AND SHOWERS AS IT MOVES EASTWARDS. THIS FRONT WILL DISSIPATE NEAR THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS ON WEDNESDAY AS A PAIR OF LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS DEVELOP, ONE OVER CUBA AND ANOTHER JUST NORTH OF THE BAHAMAS.FORECAST FOR TUESDAY:ADVISORY: SMALL CARFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR THE SE BAHAMAS.WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE NW BAHAMAS AND EASTERLY AT 12 TO 18 KNOTS IN THE CENTRAL AND SE BAHAMAS.SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE NW BAHAMAS, 3 TO 5 FEET IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND 6 TO 9 FEET IN THE SE BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.WEATHER: SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS. FEW PASSING SHOWERS IN THE CENTRAL AND SE BAHAMASFORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY:WINDS: E’LY AT 10 KNOTS IN THE NW BAHAMAS, FALLING LIGHT AND VARIABLE AT TIMES AND EASTERLY AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE CENTRAL AND SE BAHAMAS.SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE BAHAMAS FOR ALL AREAS.WEATHER: FEW SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS. FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS ELSEWHERE. Marine Forecast 18th August 2015 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:bahamas weather, turks and caicos weather Noon Bahamas Marine Forecastcenter_img Bahamas Marine Forecast – 10th August 2015 Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Neymar slams disrespectful referee after PSGs 11 draw at Napoli

first_imgNeymar was left fuming with referee Bjorn Kuipers after receiving a yellow card in the final moments of Paris Saint-Germain’s 1-1 Champions League draw at NapoliKuipers decided to book Neymar after getting into an argument with the Brazilian as he prepared to take a free-kick.Neymar was unhappy with the space between himself and the Napoli players’ wall as he prepared to take the free-kick.Therefore, Neymar attempted to advise Kuipers over this – but instead fell into an argument with the match official.Upon receiving his yellow card, Neymar sarcastically applauded Kuipers afterwards.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“The referee told me something he shouldn’t and it was disrespectful,” said Neymar, according to Goal.Spanish defender Juan Bernat had given PSG a half-time lead in the dying moments at the Stadio San Paolo.But Napoli equalised through Lorenzo Insigne’s controversial penalty after Jose Callejon appeared to be offside in the build-up.The draw with Napoli leaves PSG third in Group C and a point behind the top two.last_img read more

Steven Gerrard Kyle Lafferty is back to his best

first_imgRangers Coach Steven Gerrard has lauded the contribution of Kyle Lafferty who came on as a substitute in Rangers’ midweek Europa League draw against Villarreal.However, he insisted sentiments will not be considered in his decision on whether he starts against his former team Hearts on Sunday.Rangers will be needing the experience of the Northern Irishman in a match which a win could take them top of the Ladbrokes Premiership for the first time since Steven Gerrard took over.“I thought Kyle was excellent when he came on,” Gerrard told The Herald.Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“That is the Lafferty we want. He was aggressive, putting himself about, difficult to play against and nearly got the winner with an unbelievable strike. He will play a big part from now until the end of the season but there will be no sentiment involved because it is his old club.”On the atmosphere of the Tynecastle, Gerrard said:“It is a narrow pitch, a little bit tighter to what we are used to here at Ibrox,”“But it is the same for both teams. It is a wicked little atmosphere and I am looking forward to the game. I am sure it will be feisty at times this weekend. But I don’t mind that, I am all for that, I used to love playing in those ones.”last_img read more

SoundCloud Profitability Will Take Years

first_imgNews SoundCloud: Profitability Will Take Years Twitter Email Facebook When Will SoundCloud Be Profitable? soundcloud-profitability-will-take-years A regulatory filing spells out the long road to profit that SoundCloud hopes to travelPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Sep 12, 2017 – 1:16 pm Streaming music is succeeding as top services Amazon Music, Apple Music and Spotify are adding millions of paid subscribers, but the struggle to get into the black and see profit is crucial, especially for the long-term survival of streaming service SoundCloud.An online platform that has helped new stars such as Chance The Rapper and Kygo rise to international prominence, SoundCloud is beloved but love won’t pay the bills. Investors came to its rescue in August to save the nearly shuttered service but SoundCloud’s millions of free users have diminished somewhat and the two tiers of SoundCloud Go premium have not reached the point where it’s profitable.Digital Music News uncovered a German regulatory filing spelling out the tough realities for SoundCloud moving forward. Converting free users to paid subscribers is SoundCloud’s road to survival. Depending on the rate of that growth, fresh investment could be needed “to generate sufficient cash to cover the planned expenditures.”Given the power and scope of the big-league majors, additional music subscriptions are most likely to be a second thought. But fans need to wrap their heads around supporting multiple premium services for many of their favorites to survive long-term.With August’s Investment, SoundCloud Fans Celebrate Its SurvivalRead morelast_img read more

Flight Centre Independent to celebrate 10th anniversary at next weeks annual Meetup

first_img Travelweek Group Friday, April 6, 2018 Flight Centre Independent to celebrate 10th anniversary at next week’s annual Meetup << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by TORONTO — It’ll be a meeting of the minds next week in Toronto, when Flight Centre Independent Agents from nearly every province convene for FCI’s Annual Cross-Canada Meetup.Taking place on April 13-14 at Flight Centre’s flagship Travel Centre in downtown Toronto, this year’s Meetup will feature the launch of new booking tools, new marketing and social media initiatives, and a new fee model that gives agents the ability to customize and better control their program expenses. The weekend will also feature the inaugural independent Partner Appreciation Awards, during which supplier partners chosen by FCI agents will be recognized for their work.“Our partners are extremely important to us at FCI,” said FCI General Manager Lee Zanello. “With Flight Centre’s Preferred Partnerships, not just in Canada but globally, we know they help us offer our agents the most extensive and supportive network in the country. I cannot wait to show our appreciation for all that they do with these upcoming awards.”More news:  Beep, beep! Transat hits the streets with Cubamania truckAs FCI turns 10 years old this month, the weekend will also celebrate the January launch of sister U.S.-based brand, Independent by Liberty Travel.“Independent by Liberty Travel has exceeded all of our initial expectations in the first few months,” says Flight Centre Vice President for the Independent Agent Brands in North America, Cameron McLeod. “There is a fantastic camaraderie between our Canadian and US businesses with Canada guiding the way with their 10 years of experience and the US able to contribute heavily with strong supplier relations and technology and systems innovations. It’s a fantastic time for Independent Agents to come on board with the company on both sides of the border.”Flight Centre has three distinct Independent offerings working with individual Independent contractors, small agencies who appreciate the backend support and earning potential offered by a Global brand, and partners who have unique and specific requirements from a host agency.“Our size and strength in the Canadian travel industry gives us the resources to work directly with each agent or agency on an individual basis,” Zanello says. “We aren’t cookie-cutter and we work hard to ensure we have a host solution that is flexible enough to fit pretty much any arrangement.”More news:  Visit Orlando unveils new travel trade tools & agent perksAdd to that a company culture that doesn’t take itself too seriously, she adds, “and you get opportunities like this that help people realize they are not just a part of our business, they are a part of our family.”Flight Centre Independent is Flight Centre’s host-agency solution for Independent Contractors and has agents in nearly every province and territory in Canada. It operates as part of the larger Flight Centre Leisure business. Tags: Flight Centre, Spherelast_img read more