Canada headed for conflict unless political class commits to renewed relationship with

first_imgJorge Barrera APTN National NewsCanada is headed for conflicts of Oka-like intensity unless its political leaders commit to renewing the country’s relationship with Indigenous peoples, says the chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.The country is in the midst of a federal election triggered a little over two months after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) released its historical report on Indian residential schools. The report caused a nation-wide reaction and calls from all corners on the need to fix the long neglected relationship with the Indigenous population that finds itself within Canada’s borders.Mid-way through the current federal campaign, the TRC report and its recommendations have nearly been forgotten in the ongoing discourse about the main challenges facing the country. The issue has not even merited a specific question in any of the four federal election debates held to date.“Right now there is a bit of complacency among the political leadership in this country that they feel that pressure is not there anymore, the need for attention is not there anymore and I think people need to be careful because there is growing awareness of rights among young Aboriginal people and that has been fed by court decisions recently which have recognized the rights of Aboriginal communities,” said TRC Chair Murray Sinclair. “The result is we don’t have a lot of leeway when it comes to ignoring the plight of Aboriginal people and change is going to have to be part of the discussion going forward.”The TRC was created as part of the multi-billion dollar settlement agreement between Indian residential school survivors, Ottawa and the churches that operated the schools for over a century.Thousands of children died at the school and many are still buried in unmarked graves that have been lost to memory.The TRC issued a list of 94 recommendations in its report released this past June. The recommendations were meant as a road-map for Canada to finally fix the relationship. The Conservatives party has essentially rejected the recommendations, while the NDP and Liberal parties have accepted them all. Neither party, however, has yet presented a plan on how it would implement the recommendations.Sinclair said the continued avoidance by the political class to take the issue head-on and the simmering tensions over resource projects is creating an environment that could produce serious confrontations.“With the current climate of discussions around oil extraction and resource development and the desire by some within industry and some within government to ignore Aboriginal rights and allow those kinds of activities to take place without respecting those rights is certainly going to result in there being a reaction from the Aboriginal community, particularly among young Indigenous people,” said Sinclair. “Environmental issues are at the forefront of a lot of thinking in Canada and Aboriginal people have been part of the debate. I am concerned that if we fail to see the importance of changing the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in this country, and in particular Aboriginal people and the governments of this country, that we will be setting ourselves up for there to be more and more confrontations.”Those conflicts could resemble what Canada witnessed in 1990 with the Mohawk resistance in Kanesatake, Quebec known as the Oka crisis, he said.“My concern is that if we don’t come to terms with this relationship question, we are going to have another Oka,” said Sinclair.Politicians from all partisan stripes, and the general Canadian population, realized immediately after the Oka crisis that something had to change in the relationship between Canada and the original inhabitants of this land, he said.“After Oka, every political entity, every political party took serious steps to acknowledge and make the issue of the relationship with Indigenous people the focus of their endeavours,” said Sinclair. “With the elections that occurred in the 1990s it got lost in the scheme of things…the result is it fell off the political radar and now it needs to get back on it.”Sinclair there is a deeper issue at play that allows an almost immediate amnesia to set in the moment the smoke clears from the latest crisis.“People get their sense of what is newsworthy and what’s important from the media and it is because of the way they are fed information from the media that there are peaks and valleys in reactions and commentary. It is the lack of education about the way Canada has evolved as a nation that has really contributed to or created that problem,” said Sinclair. “It is because there has never been implanted into the Canadian memory bank any knowledge of the true relationship relating to Aboriginal people in this part of the world….When people know what the full history is they will not react with a loss of memory because it will be so deeply embedded of who they are as Canadians that they will feel that this is about them too.”jbarrera@aptn.calast_img read more

Canadian inflation rate rises to 15 in June but most consumer prices

by Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 20, 2012 5:27 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – Canada’s annual inflation rate rose slightly to 1.5 per cent last month, but most consumer prices stayed well in check and there were few signs of building cost pressures in any region of the country.Statistics Canada said increases in the price of passenger vehicles, electricity, food, and homeowners’ replacement costs were mostly responsible for June’s slightly higher rate, which was up three-tenths of a point from May.Economists had actually projected an even greater uptick given May’s extremely low reading of 1.2 per cent.But they also cautioned that most of the increase would be temporary, caused by unusual base-effects from a year earlier when gas prices were receding and auto dealers launched an aggressive program of discounting.The agency noted that discounting occurred this June as well — with car prices 2.7 per cent lower than they were a month earlier — but less so than happened a year earlier.As well, gasoline prices continued to trend downwards this June by 3.2 per cent from May, but not as sharply as occurred last year at this time.A truer picture of the inflation trend was reflected in the monthly measure, which saw the overall price of consumer goods and services Canadians regularly purchase fall by 0.4 per cent from May.“Despite the many moving parts and all the dire headlines on food and energy, Canadian inflation remains remarkably stable, and one of the least of our economic concerns,” said Doug Porter, deputy chief economist with BMO Capital Markets.Porter noted that food prices could become a concern down the road. A severe drought in the U.S. has sent corn and soybean prices to record highs and put upward pressure on wheat.“It’s a North American market for a lot of food prices, so that will find its way into the Canadian basket as well,” he explained. “In the past we’ve found the lag could be as long as nine months, so this could become a big issue around the turn of the year.”Earlier in the week, the Bank of Canada said it expects overall headline inflation to remain below its two per cent target for about a year.The central bank’s other measure — core inflation, which excludes volatile items like energy and fresh vegetables and fruit — bore monitoring as it rose two-tenths to two per cent, but still dead on the bank’s target line.Analysts doubted bank governor Mark Carney would spend many sleepless nights worrying about inflation, even core. Dismal global growth should keep any inflation pressures at a safe setting for some time, despite record low interest rates designed to pump up spending.“With core inflation likely to continue hovering around the two per cent target given that the economy is operating close to potential, and new mortgage-lending rules expected to help cool down the housing market and household debt growth, the Bank of Canada is not feeling much pressure to alter the overnight rate,” said Dina Ignjatovic, an economist with TD Bank.“We expect the bank to remain on hold until March 2013.”This week, Carney kept the overnight rate at one per cent for the 15th consecutive policy meeting dating back to September 2010, although he surprisingly kept the “bias” toward hiking rather than cutting interest rates in the future.The key stand-out in Friday’s report was that the cost of electricity rose by 5.9 per cent from last year, with most of the increases in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. But the agency noted that even with this sharp increase, the energy component declined 0.8 per cent in the 12 months, following a decrease in May.In fact, for the second consecutive month, energy costs acted as a drag on annual inflation, which had not been the case since October 2009. Excluding that segment, the overall consumer price index would have risen to 1.7 per cent in June, the agency said.On an annual basis, food rose two per cent, transportation costs by 1.7 per cent and shelter costs increased 1.3 per cent.On a monthly basis, natural gas, fresh vegetables, financial services, electricity and hotel accommodation all cost more than in May. But cars, clothing, gas, non-alcoholic beverages and mortgage interest charges cost less.Regionally, there were no price hot-spots as the inflation rate ranged from a high of 2.2 per cent in Newfoundland and Labrador, to a low of 1.2 per cent in Ontario. Canadian inflation rate rises to 1.5% in June but most consumer prices stable read more

Ohio State football players Jamal Marcus Brandon Ojikutu no longer with the

Again thank you Ohio State for the opportunity to be part of such a special program. I’m ready to start the next chapter in my life #blessed— cantstop_34 (@Jamalmarcus34) May 27, 2014 Ohio State defensive end Jamal Marcus and wide receiver Brandon Ojikutu are no longer with the OSU football program, an OSU spokesman confirmed early Tuesday.“Marcus has moved on; the result of a mutual decision. Ojikutu was a walk-on who is no longer with the team,” the spokesman said in an email.Following the announcement, Marcus posted Tuesday from his Twitter account, @Jamalmarcus34, thanking the university.Thank you Ohio State for these past two years! Contrary to some reports I was not kicked off the team and left OSU in good academic standing— cantstop_34 (@Jamalmarcus34) May 27, 2014 Marcus and Ojikutu did not respond to immediate requests for comment Monday.Marcus, a junior from Durham, N.C., finished 15th on the team with 21 total tackles in 2013. He started the Discover Orange Bowl in place of then-sophomore Noah Spence, who was suspended following a failed drug test in January. Marcus was expected to fill in for Spence through the first two games of the 2014 season – Spence is set to be eligible again when the Buckeyes face Kent State Sept. 13 at Ohio Stadium. Marcus had six total tackles – three solo – in the 40-35 loss against Clemson in the Orange Bowl Jan. 3.OSU is set to return defensive linemen Joey Bosa, Michael Bennett, Adolphus Washington, Steve Miller and Chris Carter, along with Spence and others.Ojikutu walked on to the team in 2012 and was preparing for his junior season with OSU. He is a native of Cleveland where he attended John Marshall High School. Ojikutu played in two games for the Buckeyes in 2013.Eleven Warriors reported Monday that Marcus and Ojikutu were dismissed from the program for violating team rules, but there has been no confirmation of that report from OSU.OSU is set to begin its season Aug. 30 against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Kick-off is slated for noon.Correction: May 27, 2014 An earlier version of this article misattributed information about reported reasons for Jamal Marcus and Brandon Ojikutu’s departures to an OSU spokesman. read more

What did older people ever do to you Taoiseach quizzed over Budget

first_imgKenny told Martin: “It’s important to check those [medical card] lists are accurate and to see how many cards that have been issued are still viable.”Accusing Martin of “opportunistic blather” Kenny insisted that core social welfare rates have been maintained and claimed that Fianna Fail’s four-year-plan when it was in government “intended to cut €1.5 billion from social services”.Dole cutSinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald and independent TD Stephen Donnelly both raised the cut in dole payments to young unemployed people. McDonald said that the government had decided that “the youth of Ireland carry the can”.“Emigration is now the official policy for young people coming from this government,” she told the Taoiseach.Kenny responded angrily saying that 65 per cent of people on the JobBridge scheme go onto employment and slammed McDonald, saying: “If you think that’s a mickey mouse operation then go and speak to those people.”Donnelly said that the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore had engaged in “double speak worthy of George Orwell” when he said that the changes were not a cut but were “extending the lower rates to young people”.He claimed it is “a human rights issue” akin to cutting welfare for women or people of a different race.Kenny responded that the opposition parties wanted to “confine” young people “to the dole queues for the rest of their lives”.He added: “This country always beat adversity by being practical about working our way out of it.”As it happened: Noonan and Howlin answer questions about Budget 2014Damien Kiberd: Budget 2014 arithmetic not just iffy – it’s scary THERE WERE TENSE and angry exchanges in the Dáil this morning as Taoiseach Enda Kenny fielded questions on Budget cuts that impacted the elderly and young people.Kenny insisted that the measures announced yesterday have ensured that the elderly have been protected “in a number of ways”.However Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin said that the abolition of the telephone allowance, the withdrawal of 35,000 medical cards from people over 70, and the abolition of the bereavement grant, among other things, amount to a “savage attack and targeting of older people”.“What did the older people of Ireland ever do to you to deserve this kind of treatment?” Martin asked the Taoiseach.On the proposal to clawback €113 million in medical cards savings, Kenny insisted that there has been no change in the criteria for medical cards, but said that some cards are redundant “in the sense that people’s incomes have changed”.last_img read more

Diablo III artwork and animated short released

first_imgBlizzard’s servers are now feeling the full force of millions of hungry fans playing Diablo III. As the third installment in the Diablo franchise, Blizzard has a lot of expectations to meet. From what we’ve seen of the Beta, Diablo III is a really great PC game, but there are still so many aspects of the game that we have yet to experience. So, if you are still waiting for your download to complete or have decided to take a break from playing, here’s some artwork from the Diablo III team.For those who have played the Beta, or took part in the open Beta weekend, some of this art may seem familiar. You can see a couple of the characters you can choose from in the game like the Barbarian, as well as Leah, your first companion and adopted child of the seemingly immortal Decard Cain. Through these shots you really get a feel for the kind of attention to detail that went into creating these characters, and the art direction that Blizzard used to design in game graphics.On top of the great new artwork, the Blizzard community website released an animated short. The video is a story being told be Decard Cain of the Archangels versus the Demons long before the creation of Sanctuary, which is where Diablo III takes place. There’s no shortage of creative art and backstory surrounding Diablo III, and with any luck that much attention to detail means that the gameplay itself received even more attention.See you on the battlefield!Barb_HVY_armor_WIP_03Barb_HVY_armor_WIP_03belialtempcolor1cathedral1_finalcathedral3_finalFestering Wood01_wipKehjistan_final copyLeah_Sketch_v19PRISON1 copytowersmalldetail2last_img read more

Its been awful for the family Gardaí release CCTV footage of Jón

first_img‘It’s been awful for the family’: Gardaí release CCTV footage of Jón Jónsson’s last seen movements He has been missing from Dublin since 9 February. Jón Jónsson after leaving the hotel. Source: Crimecall/CCTV“It’s been awful for the whole family … it’s been really hard but we’re trying our best to get through it,” he said, thanking members of the public for their “overwhelming” support.Last week David told the family were finding “strength in staying together and comforting each other and trying to stay positive”.Dashcam footage Daniel told Crimecall Jón’s four children are very worried, adding that his brother is “the glue in the family, everybody who has older brothers knows what I’m talking about”. Jón is described as being 6 foot tall, of medium build, with short brown hair. He was wearing a black padded jacket when he went missing, and has a distinctive tattoo on his left arm.  Jón has a distinctive tattoo on his left arm. Source: Garda Press Office Gardaí have appealed for anyone with information – in particular casino owners, or taxi drivers or others who may have relevant dashcam footage – to come forward.Anyone with any information has been asked to contact Ballymun Garda Station on 01 666 4400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station. Source:Í HAVE RELEASED CCTV footage of the last seen movements of Jón Jónsson, an Icelandic man who has been missing from Dublin since 9 February.The 41-year-old arrived in Ireland to attend a poker tournament with his fiancée on 8 February. Jón Jónsson Source: Garda Press OfficeHe was last seen at around 11am on Saturday 9 February near the Bonnington Hotel in Whitehall, where he had been staying.He walked onto the Swords Road in a northbound direction, passing McGettigan’s pub. He was last seen in the Highfield area.  Short URL 10 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Feb 25th 2019, 10:46 PM Monday 25 Feb 2019, 10:22 PM 42,035 Views By Órla Ryan Jón Jónsson leaving the hotel. Source: Crimecall/CCTVSeveral members of Jón’s family have travelled from Iceland to Ireland to step up efforts to find him.The CCTV footage was shown on RTÉ’s Crimecall tonight. Jón’s brothers David and Daniel appealed for information on the programme.David said his brother’s disappearance is “extremely strange” and “very much out of character for Jón”, whom he described as “a family man”. Share356 Tweet Email last_img read more

Someone Get This Magical Dog a Hogwarts Acceptance Letter

first_img Catholic School Bans ‘Harry Potter’ Books Because SpellsToy Tuesday: The Best Animal Toys Stay on target 10 points to Gryffin-paw!— Pottermore (@pottermore) January 8, 2019Watch the full video (above) to see this good boy execute spells so well, it would make Hermione Granger weep.Early this month, Brisbin took to Twitter, looking for last-minute suggestions for magical auras to cast over her pet. At final count, Remus performs 16 hexes—including a few deep cuts that put Dumbledore’s Army to shame.Stupefy: to stun an opponent (Potter-verse); stay (Remus)Wingardium Leviosa: to levitate objects (Potter-verse); stand (Remus)Avada Kedavra: instant death (Potter-verse); play dead (Remus)Ascendio: to lift the caster (Potter-verse); climb up stairs (Remus)Descendo: to lower the caster (Potter-verse); climb down stairs (Remus)Revelio: to reveal secrets (Potter-verse); come (Remus)Accio: to summon an object (Potter-verse); fetch (Remus)Alohomora: to open a locked door (Potter-verse); ring a bell for a human to open the door (Remus)Expelliarmus: to remove an object from recipient’s hand (Potter-verse); drop (Remus)Engorgio: to cause swelling (Potter-verse); eat (Remus)Aguamenti: to conjure water (Potter-verse); take a leak (Remus)Confundo: to confuse (Potter-verse); spin (Remus)Relashio: to force something out of its grasp (Potter-verse); go [after being released from a leash] (Remus)Serpensortia: to conjure a snake (Potter-verse); stick out tongue (Remus)Immobulus: to stop movement (Potter-verse); stay (Remus)Lumos: to light up dark places (Potter-verse); turn on light (Remus)Nox: to extinguish light (Potter-verse); turn off light (Remus)Watch to the very end to see Brisbin and Remus fight off her black cat-as-Dementor in a charming finale to an utterly delightful two minutes.Expecto Patronum! (via Anna Brisbin/YouTube)More on I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love ‘Harry Potter’ AgainNiantic Teases 2019 Launch of AR Game ‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’Magical Harry Potter Exhibit Opens in NYC11 ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Who Deserve Their Own Moviecenter_img Need a little something to help you get through the week?Look no further than Remus, the short-haired mini dachshund who responds to Harry Potter spells as commands.Owner Anna Brisbin, a YouTuber and voiceover actress, taught her adorable pup tricks in the form of enchantments.The Insta-famous dog (he’s got 34.6K followers) loves belly rubs and hates full Moons (his namesake, after all, is a werewolf).He also enjoys a spot of cosplay, dressing up in a Hogwarts-worthy uniform and showing his house pride with a Gryffindor tie.Remus got the official Pottermore seal of approval on Tuesday.last_img read more

Washougal mayor freezes salaries

first_imgAs the city’s purse strings continue to tighten, Washougal Mayor Sean Guard has issued a pay freeze for all non-represented employees. He’s also calling on two city unions to begin contract discussions a year early.The freeze is effective Jan. 1, 2011, and affects cost-of-living and step increases and longevity pay. The city has 15 non-represented employees who hold department head and management positions.The decision is the result of growing deficits in the city’s general fund caused by rising employee costs and diminished revenue. The projected deficits for 2011, 2012 and 2013 were forecast in July to be $1.3 million, $1.45 million and $1.6 million, respectively. Since then, the deficit projections have been reduced significantly due to cost-reduction measures implemented this year.Freezing salaries is expected to save about $35,000 in 2011.“While the total amount of dollars saved through this action are not significant against larger deficits, we need to make a start and then continue to work with all of our employees — the people who are doing the work — to help us identify other savings,” Guard said in a news release.If the city cannot find other ways to save, additional action will be necessary. City Administrator David Scott said those actions could include reducing services and staff reductions — a direction Guard has said he wants to avoid.last_img read more

Police looking for Fort Lauderdale missing man

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Fort Lauderdale Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing man.The city’s police department tweeted out a request for help finding 52-year-old David Dees, described as standing 5 feet 7 inches, with a thin build and with graying hair. Police said he may show signs of dementia. #FLPD #missing Help find David Dees. He is 52 yoa, 5’7″, thin, greying hair. He may show signs of dementia. If seen call us @ 954-764-HELP.— Fort Lauderdale PD (@FLPD411) September 22, 2016If you have any information, call 954-764-HELP.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

India could save ICC from further washoutsSourav Ganguly identifies possible solution

first_imgRain has been the scourge of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup and it has followed almost every team all around England. India’s match against New Zealand was washed out without a ball being bowled and this became the fourth fixture this year to meet this fate. This is now the most number of matches to have been washed out in any ICC tournament. There is a forecast of more rain in the coming weeks and this has put the ICC in a real predicament. However, one of the controllable in their own hands is the use of covers which span the entire ground and hence, a game can start as soon as the rain abates. Sourav GangulySUJIT JAISWAL/AFP/GettyFormer Indian captain Sourav Ganguly too believes that the ICC should start using covers which are being used in India, especially at the Eden Gardens. Speaking to the official broadcasters during the coverage of the India-New Zealand game, the current CAB president gave a proper explanation behind this theory.Covers allow light to pass through Rain has proven to be a spoilsport this World CupAP”The covers that are used in India, at the Eden Gardens are from England and using them here (in England) would have meant spending half the cost and it is also tax-free, so they should have used those here anyway. In India, we use these covers for all matches, so that when the rain stops the match can resume within 10 minutes. They are very light covers, it’s not difficult to lift it, You don’t need too much manpower. The blue covers that were used earlier in India used to take more than 10 times the time and people in comparison to now,” Ganguly told the official broadcasters.He further explained that the covers used at Eden Gardens are similar to the ones being used at Lord’s as they are both translucent which allows the light to pass and helps keep the surface intact when the match resumes after the break.”The covers that are in Eden Gardens and in Lord’s are translucent covers, so light goes past it. This way the grass won’t dry up nor will the colour change from green to brown, if you use them to cover the outfield. For such important matches, and in a tournament like the World Cup — especially in a country like England where the rains are so frequent, having these covers are very important, especially on the outfield as well,” Ganguly explained.It has not been an entirely memorable World Cup for the ICC as New Zealand, India, Pakistan, West Indies, Bangladesh and South Africa have all been affected with the rain. Sri Lanka, however, have been part of two washouts which is not helping their case either.last_img read more

Milosevics wife sentenced for real estate fraud in Serbia

first_imgFile photo of Slobodan MilosevicA Belgrade court sentenced Mirjana Markovic, the wife of former Yugoslav strongman Slobodan Milosevic, to a year in jail on Wednesday for misappropriation of state property, ending a 15 year long trial, the Tanjug news agency said.During the wars of the 1990s leading to the break-up of Yugoslavia, Markovic headed the neo-communist Yugoslav Left party, a group of powerful military and secret service officials and businessmen, who reaped benefits from Milosevic’s rule and exerted huge influence behind the scenes.The Belgrade-based Higher Court found Markovic guilty of pushing two associates, a former government secretary and a director of a state real estate company, into allocating a state-owned apartment to her grandson’s nanny, Tanjug reported.Neither Markovic, who lives in Russia and has repeatedly denied any wrongoing, nor her lawyers were available for comment.Markovic who fled to Russia after the fall of Milosevic in October 2000 was tried in absentia.In 2010 Russian authorities told Belgrade that Markovic had been granted political asylum, preventing her extradition on the basis of an international arrest warrant issued in 2005.Serbia’s pro-Western authorities arrested Milosevic in 2001 and later handed him over to the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague to stand trial for his role in the Yugoslav wars. Milosevic died in a detention unit in 2006 before a verdict was announced.last_img read more

Steam Family Sharing beta opens up allows game sharing with 10 people

first_imgRemember back when Microsoft was the big evil company for planning to force Xbox One users into a crazy world that allowed you to share games with friends and family, and the Internet rose up as one and demanded that they reverse the policy? Meet the Steam Family Sharing beta, a really cool system for doing the exact same thing that everyone will love.Steam Family Sharing was hinted at a little while ago, but now the beta for the program is officially live, and we can see what it is all about. Users will be able to target specific games as titles they are interested in sharing, and a group of up to ten friends and family members will be able to play those games on their own computers while earning their own Steam achievements and saving their own game progress to the Steam cloud. Valve plans to roll this service out to the first 1,000 people who join their beta group on Steam, and eventually roll the feature out to the rest of the platform. There are not many details available yet; only that once the primary user has authorized a friend’s computer, that friend will have access to the games the users has allowed to be shared.There’s potential for this to be a really exciting service. The idea behind shared games eliminated the traditional tired demo system. Users will have the ability to play a game and earn achievements, such that when they purchase the game for themselves they will be able to pick up from where they left off and keep playing as though nothing had changed. It’s a great move on Valve’s part, and a step closer to the Steam Box becoming the perfect living room console for many users. Check out the group if you’re interested in participating, and stay tuned for some hands-on time with this new feature.last_img read more


first_imgTTF The Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF), has welcomed four new members to its Advisory Board – Sture Myrmell, Rachel Argaman, Sally Fielke and Tom Walker.Chief Executive Margy Osmond said the new additions to the Advisory Board will be great assets for TTF as the organisation continues to promote the importance of the visitor economy and stays at the forefront of the debate on the issues impacting the tourism and transport sectors.“Rachel Argaman is the Chief Executive Officer of TFE Hotels and brings to the Board over 20 years of international experience at executive management level in the travel and hospitality industry,” Ms Osmond said.“Sture Myrmell is the President of Carnival Australia and has been a leading figure in global cruising with Carnival Corporation for nearly 25 years, including the past 10 years at P&O Cruises Australia where he was instrumental in the brand’s evolution to a contemporary product that reflects modern Australia. “Sally Fielke is General Manager Corporate Affairs at Sydney Airport where her key focus is driving Sydney Airport’s leadership role in tourism and working collaboratively with stakeholders and industry partners to grow tourism to Sydney, NSW and Australia. With a background in law, hotels and aviation, Sally brings almost 20 years of industry experience to the table.“Tom Walker is the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Cubic Transportation Systems Asia-Pacific where he has led a number of once-in-a-generation reforms, including the implementation of the award-winning Opal smartcard ticketing system in NSW.“As TTF looks to 2018 and beyond, our role in leading the national debate will be more important than ever, with governments at all levels increasingly looking to industry organisations such as TTF for leadership and support on the policy reform agenda Australia needs to pursue to guarantee the tourism and transport sectors reach their potential – and our new Board Members will play a critical role in achieving this aim.”Ms Osmond also thanked outgoing Board Members Allan Vidor, Ann Sherry AO and Kerrie Mather for championing the needs of the tourism and transport sectors throughout their time as members of the TTF Advisory Board.last_img read more

1 billion raised to rebuild Paris Notre Dame aft

first_img$1 billion raised to rebuild Paris’ Notre Dame after fire In this image made available on Tuesday April 16, 2019 flames and smoke rise from the blaze at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, Monday, April 15, 2019. An inferno that raged through Notre Dame Cathedral for more than 12 hours destroyed its spire and its roof but spared its twin medieval bell towers, and a frantic rescue effort saved the monument’s “most precious treasures,” including the Crown of Thorns purportedly worn by Jesus, officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Cedric Herpson) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email PARIS — Nearly $1 billion has already poured in from ordinary worshippers and high-powered magnates around the world to restore Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after a massive fire.Construction teams brought in a huge crane and a delivery of planks of wood to the site Wednesday morning.French President Emmanuel Macron ratcheted up the pressure by setting a five-year deadline to restore the 12th-century landmark. Macron is holding a special Cabinet meeting Wednesday dedicated to the Notre Dame disaster.Presidential cultural heritage envoy Stephane Bern told broadcaster France-Info on Wednesday that 880 million euros ($995 million) has been raised so far. Contributors include Apple and magnates who own L’Oreal, Chanel and Dior, as well as Catholics and others from around France and the world.Authorities consider the fire an accident.The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Apr 17, 2019 12:24 am PDTlast_img read more

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