No government should be standing in the way of the Trans Mountain

first_imgNation to NationAPTN NewsThere’s only one week left for the federal government to meet its so-called promise to Kinder Morgan.And that is to guarantee that by May 31, a deadline imposed by the Texas-based oil company, that the Trans Mountain pipeline will be built.NDP leader Jagmeet Singh said this week taxpayers should not be expected to cover any losses due to delays, which the Trudeau government has promised.“We’ve always been opposed to this pipeline because it’s never really gone through a proper process,” said NDP MP Don Davies said on Nation to Nation.Liberal MP Yvonne Jones, and parliamentary secretary to the minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations said it’s simply not true and believes it went through the most stringent procedure to date on an energy project.Jones also said no one should be trying to stop it from being built, like the British Columbia government and several First Nations that took the matter to Federal Court for a judicial review of the Trudeau government’s approval in late 2016.That court decision is expected soon.“There is absolutely no reason for a government … to stand in the way of this proceeding,” she said.Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler also laid out why it’s so important to move beyond the Indian Act, especially for the youth.“Just last year alone, we lost 32 of our members to suicide and many of them were young girls from 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. And now what we’re seeing with the child welfare system, the fact that many of our children are still being taken away through another process is something that should concern all of us,” said Fiddler.And finally, Cree Senator Mary Jane McCallum reflected on the work she’s done in her first five months in the Red Chamber.“It is an amazing place to work. And you know people talk about senators as if they don’t work. They’re one of the hardest working groups I know. They’re on the committees, like yesterday I went from eight in the morning till eight at night,” said McCallum.N2N@aptn.calast_img read more

Tumbler Ridge Museum curator responds to concerns raised by PRRD Board

first_imgAmong the issues, Fraser said that the Museum’s curator Dr. Lisa Buckley was exploring other locations to have the museum’s fossils moved to in case the museum were to once again lose its funding, and that the TRMF had denied UNESCO evaluators and Geopark Society members access to one of its paleontological digs.Dr. Buckley said during an interview this week that her chief responsibility with the museum is to ensure that the fossils – which are in fact the property of the B.C. Government – are stored in a proper place for safekeeping.She said that due to the museum’s ongoing funding woes – which began in March – if the museum were to close its doors once again the fossils might not be stored in a proper place.“Any collection, whether it’s a fossil collection, or a collection of bugs in jars, or pickled fish in jars, if those natural history collections lose financial support and their ability to remain in an area, they become what’s termed an ‘orphaned’ collection,” said Dr. Buckley. “It’s not like storing rocks in a garage. These are heritage items and they do need specialized care. With that care comes a building to put them in, paying people to actually look after them and to manage all of the records that are associated to them, and to monitor tham and make sure nothing horrible happens to them in their cabinets. There’s a lot that goes into the preservation of our natural history collections. It’s not just like putting ceramic things on a fireplace mantlepiece. Even though they are fossils and have a lot of rock in them, they’re still subject to degradation.”She said that the provincial government has strict regulations on how fossils are cared for and managed under the Fossil Management Framework, which was implemented in 2005.Dr. Buckley also gave a reason for the Museum Foundation denying UNESCO evaluators and Geopark Society members access to one of its paleontological digs, saying that the cancellation was given on short notice, and because the dig in question is of critical scientific importance as it is so far the only tyrannosaur trackway discovered anywhere on Earth.“We did get very short notice to arrange a trip to the site, which is in a remote location and it does take a lot of time – more than a couple of days – to get a site ready for visitation. So, the logistics just weren’t going to work out in the timeframe that were notified with. As far as we know, the Geopark Society knew months in advance that the advisors were coming in. We had a week’s notice, so that’s not really enough time to properly prepare a site.”Dr. Buckley said, however, that the chief reason for the denial was due to the museum restricting access to its scientifically-important fossil localities to paleontologists and students. TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. – The curator of the Tumbler Ridge Museum and executive director of the Peace Region Paleontology Research Centre has responded to several concerns raised by the Peace River Regional District Board at a meeting last week.At a meeting last Thursday, the PRRD Board voted in favour of a resolution from Director Rob Fraser for the Regional District to seek clarification from the Museum Foundation and the Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark Board about a meeting held on July 20th.Fraser, who was at that meeting as a representative of the PRRD, said he heard several things that caused him to become concerned. She added that the restriction had been put in place prior to the museum knowing about the visit.“These are people who we know work with very sensitive location data, and we know that they are bound by the same ethics and sense of responsibility when it comes to not disclosing that just because it’s a cool site and they want to take other people to it. This is a very, very sensitive location. It’s difficult to get to, but once you know where it is, it’s easy to find again. It’s also physically sensitive. The rock that the footprints are on is very unstable.”She explained that as a paleontologist, she wanted to ensure that as few members of the general public know the location of the site, due both to its rarity and also due to other fossil sites being vandalized in the past.“Every fossil footprint site that we’ve opened to the public has been vandalized or has had specimens stolen from it. So, this is a very real concern that we face when we make a decision to open a site to the general public.”last_img read more

Napoli name strong squad for Liverpool trip

first_imgNapoli have named their squad for the Champions League trip to Liverpool, with the likes of Simone Verdi and Vlad Chiriches the notable absentees.The match slated to take place at Anfield on Tuesday at 20.00 GMT happens to be the decider for who goes through to the Round of 16.According to Football Italia, Raul Albiol who was left out of the team for Saturday’s 4-0 Serie A victory over Frosinone will make the trip and is expected to start at Anfield.Ghoulam is equally part of the travelling party after providing two assists for Arkadiusz Milik this weekend, his first appearance since rupturing his ACL in November 2017.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.The only absentees for Ancelotti’s side are Simone Verdi and Vlad Chiriches, while Amin Younes is not on the UEFA list.Napoli squad for Liverpool: Ospina, Karnezis, Meret, Mario Rui, Maksimovic, Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam, Luperto, Malcuit, Hysaj, Zielinski, Fabian Ruiz, Rog, Allan, Diawara, Hamsik, Mertens, Callejon, Milik, Insigne, OunasLiverpool warmed up for the clash with a 4-0 win over Bournemouth thanks to Salah’s hat-trick and Klopp is banking on their 12th man(the Anfield crowd) to roar them into the knockout stages.last_img read more

DFG Hours Reduced For Kasilof Personal Use Gillnet Fishery

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Department of Fish and Game announced the reduction in the number of hours for personal use set gillnet fishery at the mouth of the Kasilof River from 17 hours per day to 12 hours. The personal use set gillnet fishery at the mouth of the Kasilof River is now open 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily, from Saturday, June 15, through Monday, June 24. The Kasilof River personal use dip net fishery will open by regulation at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25, and is open 24 hours per day. On February 14,  ADF&G issued sport fishing regulation restrictions prohibiting the retention of early-run, tributary spawning king salmon in the Kenai River.center_img Therefore, to reduce the harvest of Kasilof River king salmon in the personal use gillnet fishery at the mouth of the Kasilof River, the number of hours this fishery is open each day is being reduced from 17 hours per day to 12 hours per day, or from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily. These actions will likely result in an increase in the sport fishing effort and catch of king salmon in the Kasilof River. Consequently, restrictions in the harvest of king salmon were also enacted in the Kasilof River sport fishery.last_img read more

Houston Could Launch New Incentives For Green Development

first_img Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Real estate development projects in Houston could look a bit greener in the future. Last year, the city hired consultants R. G. Miller Engineers, Asakura Robinson, Corona Environmental Consulting and Neptune Street Advisors to recommend ways to make new development include more natural flood mitigation. The team studied nine U.S. cities that already have similar incentives in place. The goal was not just to make policy suggestions, but also to include an implementation schedule and a plan to take action, city officials said. The report is out now, including four proposals to incentivize developers to build green infrastructure. It recommends adopting a city ordinance that would encourage development plans to include environmentally-friendly elements like green roofs, permeable pavement and rainwater harvesting. It also calls for the city to offer tax incentives, a quicker permitting process and new awards and recognition.Michael Bloom, one of the report’s authors, said taking the green approach would be voluntary. A traditional approach would still be available.  “It’s going to be an alternative plan, or an alternative set of rules. It won’t be a mandate,” Bloom said. “It will just be two pathways for getting a project permitted. That’s what we were recommending.” According to the report, the proposed city ordinance could be on the books by late 2020. Bloom said the recommendations have economic benefits for developers. According to the report, making a project greener could reduce the overall costs by about 2%. “What we’re really trying to do is illustrate for the development community that the use of the green infrastructure approach really would help them in their project, as well as provide public benefits at the same time,” Bloom said.The recommended property tax abatement plan could be in place by mid-2021, once the city determines the criteria, officials said.  Environment TexasSidewalks with permeable paving bricks and rain gardens line Bagby Street in Midtown.center_img 00:00 /00:46 Share Xlast_img read more

Schedule Set for TopSeeded Cardinals at ACC Baseball Championship

first_imgLouisville is the top seed in the tournament for the third time in five years since joining the league in 2015. The Cardinals are searching for their first ACC Tournament title after reaching the championship game last season. Tickets are available by calling 919.956.Bull (2855), ext.3, or online at https://www.milb.com/durham/ballpark/acc-baseball-championship Print Friendly Version LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After capturing the top seed in the ACC Baseball Championship on Saturday, the schedule is set for the seventh-ranked Louisville baseball team this week at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina. Head coach Dan McDonnell led the Cardinals to a 43-13 record during the regular season, marking the 12th time UofL has crossed the 40-win mark in 13 years under McDonnell’s guidance. Only three teams finished the regular season with more wins than the Cardinals, and only one power five program tallied more than Louisville’s 21 wins in conference play. The top-seeded Cardinals will take on 12th-seeded Boston College on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m., ET and eighth-seeded Clemson Thursday at 11:00 a.m., ET. Pool play runs Tuesday through Friday with the semifinals and championship set for Saturday and Sunday, respectively.center_img Story Links Regional Sports Networks from across the conference footprint and across the nation will carry all 14 games on Tuesday through Saturday. Sunday’s noon championship game will be televised nationally by ESPN2. All games will also be available on the ACC Network Extra. 2019 ACC Championship Bracket last_img read more

Facebook Will Start Banning White Nationalists Separatists

first_imgFacebook has long had policies to ban white supremacist content, but the company said on Wednesday that it became increasingly clear that this was not enough. “Over the past three months our conversations with members of civil society and academics who are experts in race relations around the world have confirmed that white nationalism and separatism cannot be meaningfully separated from white supremacy and organized hate groups,” it said in its blog post.Facebook said on Wednesday that it would also redirect any search terms for white nationalist and white supremacist content to a page maintained by Life After Hate, a group dedicated to helping right-wing extremists to discover different points of view, and ultimately overcome their beliefs.The company also said that it would continue to invest in artificial intelligence to find and remove extremist and white nationalist content, while also addressing some of the shortcomings of the technology.“Unfortunately, there will always be people who try to game our systems to spread hate,” the company wrote. “Our challenge is to stay ahead by continuing to improve our technologies, evolve our policies and work with experts who can bolster our own efforts.” Facebook is tightening the rules around content produced by the fringe right: The company is going to ban “praise, support and representation of white nationalism and separatism” on both Facebook and Instagram, it announced Wednesday.“Going forward, while people will still be able to demonstrate pride in their ethnic heritage, we will not tolerate praise or support for white nationalism and separatism,” the company said in a blog post. Facebook said that it would start enforcing the new rules next week.The ban on white nationalism comes two weeks after the deadly mass shooting in New Zealand, which had been live streamed on Facebook. While critics initially focused on Facebook’s and its competitors struggles to remove footage shot by the perpetrator of the shooting, a self-declared white supremacist, many have since also asked how the kind of ideology shared by the shooter and his supporters was being allowed on social media in the first place. Popular on Variety center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more