Dakota Pipeline protesters, nearby residents brace for 2017

first_imgAlaska Native Arts & Culture | Climate Change | Energy & Mining | Environment | Federal Government | Nation & WorldDakota Pipeline protesters, nearby residents brace for 2017January 4, 2017 by Amy Sisk, NPR Share:Several hundred protesters remain camped on the North Dakota prairie in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline. They have erected shelters from Army tents to teepees to wooden structures to stay warm this winter. (Photo by Amy Sisk/Inside Energy)Even though most of the protesters fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota have left, hundreds still remain here atop what is essentially a sheet of ice.One group of campers say there’s a change taking hold at camp, which was once overrun by thousands who felt a sense of excitement about the gathering.Byron Shorty, who lives on the Navajo reservation in Arizona, says now that the Army Corps of Engineers is temporarily halting pipeline construction, the protest camp is calm.“I want to be here to reflect, and I want to be here to help clean up our abandoned campsites that I still see,” he says. “And we’re in the process of cleaning those up and repurposing the things that people left behind.”Others, like Jacob Chamberlain, who came here from Scotland, are doing daily chores like chopping firewood.“It’s not about taking selfies and saying that you were out here anymore. At this point, it’s about being hearty, surviving in the cold,” Chamberlain says.Earlier this month, the Army Corps said it would conduct a lengthy environmental review of this project, even as a fossil fuel-friendly administration is coming to Washington. Standing Rock council member Chad Harrison attended a recent meeting between tribes and the Trump transition team and was pleased that could even happen.“My hope is that that’s an indicator of how serious he’ll be when it comes to Native American issues,” he says.But Doug Burgum, North Dakota’s new governor, is urging President-elect Donald Trump to approve the project. He’s doing that even as he recently met with Standing Rock leaders in an effort to rebuild frayed relationships.Jacob Chamberlain, 22, of Scotland chops firewood to use in fireplaces installed inside camp shelters. He plans to stay in North Dakota until the pipeline project is defeated. (Photo by Amy Sisk/Inside Energy)A community dividedDemonstrations have caused gridlock, disrupted businesses and severely stretched police resources.“It really kind of makes me sad when I see the picture that is being painted across the nation, this narrative that it’s this bad cop thing happening. And that’s not here in North Dakota. Not at all.” says Shelle Aberle of Bismarck, N.D., who runs a Facebook page supporting law enforcement. “Our law enforcement are there to protect both sides.”Other residents back the pipeline opponents. The Unitarian Universalist congregation has supplied food to camp and shelter.In this protest, both sides often seemed to speak right past each other. Minister Karen Van Fossan says that should be changing.“We aren’t often talking about the things that are on our minds, and now we really are,” Van Fossan says.Kay LaCoe hopes that’s true. The Bismarck resident recently called on residents to support businesses targeted by protesters. But soon after, hateful messages flooded her Facebook. She even received death threats and just wants a final decision on the pipeline to end all this tension.“Whatever the government and the tribe and the energy companies decide to do with that pipeline, I’m good with it. Just give me my hometown back,” she says.But the legal battle over the pipeline will likely continue to play out in 2017 as North Dakotans grapple both with the protesters and the fallout from their continued presence.Amy Sisk reports for Prairie Public Broadcasting and for Inside Energy, a public media collaboration focused on America’s energy issues. Copyright 2017 Prairie Public Broadcasting. To see more, visit Prairie Public Broadcasting.Share this story:last_img read more

Nasa’s Orion spacecraft mission to Mars launch has been cancelled… for now

first_img Nasa’s Orion spacecraft mission to Mars launch has been cancelled… for now Thursday 4 December 2014 10:18 am whatsapp Lynsey Barber Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comcenter_img Tags: Nasa Nasa’s mission to Mars test flight has been cancelled after technical difficulties stopped the Orion spacecraft from taking off this afternoon.The US space agency’s mission was due to take off from Cape Canaveral between 12pm and 3pm today, but scientists were forced to postpone launch a number of times after the technical difficulties and high winds, eventually cancelling today’s launch altogether. The launch of the test mission will be rescheduled and Nasa said its next possible launch window was on Friday.Nasa spokesman Mike Curie said: “Despite the valiant attempts of the launch team and mission managers around the country, we basically ran out of time in trying to troubleshoot.”The mission, which was initially delayed by a boat straying too close to the launch area, is a test for being able to send humans into space further than we have ever been before, even as far as Mars.Orion was due to travel around the earth twice at an altitude of more than 3,000 miles before returning to earth at speeds of 20,000 miles per hour upon re-entry. whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramUndoHero Wars Advertisement This game will keep you up all night! Hero Wars UndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef PickUndoFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorUndo Sharelast_img read more

Is it Jong Nam?

first_img News Network for North Korean Democracy and Human Rights (NKnet) has heard that a rumor whereby Kim Jong Nam has been designated as the heir apparent is circulating inside North Korea.NKnet reported in the latest “North Korea In&Out,” issued on the 13th, that “Jang Sung Taek took control of Party organizations and the Guidance Department in November 2008, and the secret aim of promoting Kim Jong Nam as Kim Jong Il’s successor has been undertaken with his approval.”According to “North Korea In&Out,” Jang Sung Taek has been accompanying Kim Jong Nam since mid-November on visits to Chongjin, Rason and military bases. Kim Jong Nam’s precise destinations were kept totally secret, but it is reported that party officials at the rank of section chief have started to call Kim Jong Nam “the Morning Star General.”“North Korea In&Out” reported that Kim Jong Nam is not actually regarded highly. However, now he is becoming known as a “pioneer who studied abroad to learn advanced technology.”Meanwhile, the latest issue also commented regarding the grain yield for the last year, saying, “Crop yields for rice and beans are high, while the corn harvest is not, especially so in northern areas because of drought before the corn could mature.”It also analyzed the food situation, saying that, “The rice price, which was 1,800 won per kg at the end of last November, is 2,000 won again as of the last week of December. The price increase reflects people’s fear of rice shortages in the New Year.” North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] SHARE News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Facebook Twitter NewsEconomy Is it Jong Nam? By Daily NK – 2009.01.15 5:29pm last_img read more

Financial planning startup scores seed funding

first_imgConquest said it aims to simplify financial planning and use AI to help advisors and investors understand the impact of financial decisions.It plans to release its product later this year.“We have been looking for a team with a solid plan to truly modernize the financial planning space. We believe we have found that in Conquest,” said Adam Felesky, CEO at Portag3 Ventures.Felesky said that Conquest’s mission to make financial planning more accessible is “the innovative change this industry — and consumers — desperately need.”Portag3 Ventures and Eight Roads are each taking a board seat at Conquest. emale hand watering young plant with stack coin kirisa99/123RF Keywords Fintech,  Financial planning,  Artificial intelligence FP Canada, IQPF update projection assumption guidelines amid pandemic Share this article and your comments with peers on social media A Canadian software startup that aims to use artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance financial planning has raised $3 million from a pair of venture investors with ties to traditional industry giants.Winnipeg-based Conquest Planning Inc. said its funding comes from fintech venture investment firms Portag3 Ventures, a venture investor initially formed by Power Financial Corp., and Eight Roads, an investment firm backed by Fidelity International. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter FSRA updates title reg proposal Related news “Light planning” could expand access to financial advice James Langton last_img read more

Western Australia coronovirus update as at 22 May 2021

first_imgWestern Australia coronovirus update as at 22 May 2021 The Department of Health has reported no new cases of COVID-19 overnight.The State’s total remains at 1016.WA Health is monitoring four active cases of COVID-19 ­– 1003 people have recovered from the virus in WA.To date, the WA Department of Health has administered 145, 754 COVID-19 vaccinations, including 34,417 people who have received both doses. Yesterday, 2894 people were vaccinated.The Commonwealth Government vaccination national rollout figures can be found on the Australian Department of Health website (external site).Yesterday, 348 people were assessed for testing and swabbed at WA Health COVID clinics.There have been 1,153,720 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 149,404 were from regional WA.To date, 95 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia – 52 of the B.1.1.7 strain, 15 of the B.1.351 strain, 27 of the B.1.617 strain (Indian variant) and one of the P1 variant (Brazilian variant).Visit WA Health’s HealthyWA website for the latest information on COVID-19. /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, commonwealth, covid-19, Department of Health, Government, health, testing, vaccination, vaccinations, virus, visit, WA, WA Health, website, Western Australialast_img read more

Ford sends off 2018 Focus RS with a limited edition model

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2018 Ford Focus RS The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending Videos Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Trending in Canada It also receives a black-painted roof, spoiler and mirrors, as well as blue RS logos on the spoiler and wheels. Speaking of, limited edition Focus RSes come standard with forged 19-inch wheels. Inside, the tweaks are similar in nature – there are more creature comforts and carbon fibre trim pieces here and there, but that’s about it. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. All in all, Ford will offer 1,000 examples of the limited edition Focus RS in the U.S. and 500 copies are headed to Canada. It will go on sale towards the end of the year. 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 RELATED TAGSFocusFordNewsCanadaUnited States Not long for this world, Ford is sending off the Focus RS with a limited edition model for 2018.Sadly, the limited edition Focus RS is mostly a cosmetic package. Sure, it receives a mechanical limited-slip differential up front courtesy of Quaife, but the 2.3-litre turbo-four remains under the hood, still pumping out 350 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque.Designed with input from enthusiasts and setting it apart from the standard Focus RS, the limited edition models are available in one of two colours – buyers can spec it in Nitrous Blue or Race Red, the latter a new colour for 2018. See More Videos ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Ford, GM in talks with White House to build ventilators in wake of COVID-19

first_imgElon Musk joined General Motors in offering to manufacture hospital ventilators amid the coronavirus outbreak, an effort that would echo Detroit’s contribution to Allied powers during the Second World War.Responding to a tweet from a Tesla customer, Musk said his companies will make ventilators if there is a shortage, though he implied in another post that hospitals may not be running out of them. SHARE STORY On Fox News earlier Wednesday, Kudlow described an unidentified auto executive’s offer to call back workers to idled plants to make the medical devices needed to treat critically ill virus patients, and said it was made “on a voluntary basis for civic and patriotic reasons.” U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier this week called on manufacturers to build ventilators. Carmakers Jaguar Land Rover and Toyota are among the companies that have offered to help. GM’s Barra, 58, suggested ways the company could help during the crisis, a person familiar with the matter said. GM could use some of its excess factory space to build ventilators and has people looking into how that would be done, said the person, who asked not to be identified describing a private conversation.The Trump administration has not yet formally asked GM to use its network of plants and suppliers to make any medical equipment, the person said.Reuters reports that Ford said it was similarly in preliminary discussions with the U.S. federal government about ventilator production.RELATED RELATED TAGSChevroletFlexNew VehiclesFlex GM CEO Mary Barra floated the idea of building ventilators earlier, according to top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow. Tesla factory deemed ‘essential,’ stays open during coronavirus lockdown 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 COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Detroit automakers to temporarily shut down North American plantsMusk’s tweet didn’t provide any further details on potential plans. Tesla’s plant in California continues to operate, while other carmakers including GM and Ford are temporarily halting work because of the coronavirus outbreak.The chief executive officer of Tesla and SpaceX has been casting doubt for weeks on the severity of COVID-19. In another tweet late Wednesday, he repeated his view that panic over the virus will do more harm than the illness itself.Barra’s offer to make breathing machines evokes the period following U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s call for Americans to arm and support Britain, France and other nations in 1940. Detroit’s auto industry quickly transitioned their car assembly lines over to make military jeeps, tanks and bombers. See More Videos Trending Videoslast_img read more

TCS iON announces CoronaWarriors, online self-certification course

first_img Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Related Posts Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” The programme has been designed for paramedical, professional healthcare workersTCS iON announced CoronaWarriors, a free online self-certification course on its digital learning platform. It aims to prepare the frontline health workers with prevention and control measures. TCS iON CoronaWarriors is a free six hours, self-paced, self-certification programme that can be accessed from anywhere on any device. The programme has been specially designed for the paramedical and professional healthcare workers. It also offers profession-specific measures for nurses, pharmacists, receptionists, laundry, radiology, technicians and biomedical waste management staff. The easy to understand course offers recommendations on various topics such as virtual support practice, infection control policies, mental health education, resident awareness, travel mode sanitisation, visitor movement management, social distancing protocols and laboratory testing guidelines by WHO. This has been curated from varied public domain information for a quick and easy understanding.The course has been designed and curated by medical experts of TCS Lifesciences unit, along with inputs from subject matter experts who are faculty at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. The course is digitally available in English and offered through TCS iON Digital Learning Hub. By enrolling in this programme, volunteers, COVID-19 support groups, and various public support teams will be able to ensure that their teams and workforce are quickly equipped with the fundamentals of prevention and control measures of COVID-19.With the rise of the COVID-19 cases, it has become critical for India to prepare its health workers as frontline warriors to deal with the patients and suspects. This will be one of the proactive response mechanisms that India should be prepared with to effectively deal with this unprecedented pandemic. With this course, TCS iON aims to equip a large number of current and future health professionals with all the precaution and control measures necessary for the initial handling of COVID-19 cases. At the end of the course is a self-assessment module that provides an objective view of the knowledge level of the health professional to deal with COVID-19 cases.The course is also live and free for all healthcare institutes in India. The student professionals, paramedical staff and professional healthcare workers can directly register for the course at https://iur.ls/CoronaWarriors. CoronaWarriorsCOVID-19Harvard TH Chan School of Public Healthonline self-certification courseTCS iONTCS iON Digital Learning HubTCS LifesciencesWHO TCS iON announces CoronaWarriors, online self-certification course Comments (0) By EH News Bureau on April 28, 2020 WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Share Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Read Article News Add Commentlast_img read more

America Movil hit by currency depreciation; gets mobile data boost

first_imgHome America Movil hit by currency depreciation; gets mobile data boost Español Beneficios de América Móvil en el primer trimestre gracias a la reducción de costos Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 13 FEB 2013 America Movil takes $2M Colombia hit Related Latin American operator group America Movil reported reduced profit and revenue for the fourth quarter of 2012 as the depreciation of various currencies against the Mexican peso took their toll.The group’s net profit for the period was MXN15 billion, down 8.2 per cent year-on-year, while revenue was down 1.1 per cent at MXN198 billion.The depreciation of the US dollar and Brazilian real had a strong impact on revenue, according to the Carlos Slim-owned company.Wireless helped offset fixed losses during the period, with mobile data one of the major drivers of revenue, contributing one-third of wireless revenue and 18 per cent of total revenue. However, mobile voice revenue was down 1.7 per cent.Despite a 10.8 per cent increase in connections, fixed voice revenue declined 7.2 per cent, consistent with the trend seen in the past few quarters.America Movil added 5.6 million mobile subscribers during the period, of which 1.4 million were postpaid customers. This took total mobile subscribers to 261.6 million, up 8.2 per cent year-on-year.Brazil and Mexico contributed the majority of new subscribers with 1.8 million and 1.2 million net additions respectively. The US and Colombia also saw a healthy increase in subscribers, with net additions in Chile and the Caribbean more than doubling.America Movil’s net debt rose to MXN372.2 billion from MXN332.1 billion a year earlier as the group invested MXN84.9 billion in various acquisitions, including stakes in European operators KPN and Telekom Austria.During the period, the company launched its Global Peso programme, aimed at raising MXN100 billion over five years, to raise the share of pesos in its overall funding.center_img Author América Móvil deberá pagar 2 millones de dólares a Colombia Previous ArticleLTE to contribute 1/3 of operator revenue by 2017Next ArticleTelenor forecasts rising sales, investments in 2013 Tim Ferguson Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter… More Read more America MovilFinanciallast_img read more

Wood leads Nordea Masters through 54

first_imgMALMO, Sweden – English golfer Chris Wood leads by one despite a bogey in his last hole in the third round of the Nordea Masters on Saturday. Wood, who has three European Tour victories, fired a second straight 5-under-par 68. His best result this year was at the end of April at the China Open, a tie for fourth. One shot behind Wood were Benjamin Hebert of France (70) and Renato Paratore of Italy (71) at the Barseback Gold and Country Club. Neither has won on the tour. Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark, who eagled the par-5 9th, was two strokes behind after a 70. Jamie Donaldson of Wales, who had led by two strokes on Friday, carded a 2-over 75 and ended up three strokes behind Wood.last_img