Little practical progress has been made on the TRCs calls to action

first_imgAPTN NewsCanada has made little progress implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 10 calls to action related to the imprisonment of First Nation, Metis and Inuit peoples in the country’s penitentiaries.That’s according to the latest report from the Office of the Correctional Investigator Ivan Zinger.Read the report here: Office of the Correctional Investigator Annual Report 2017-2018The calls to action include eliminating the over-representation of Indigenous peoples behind bars, providing money to communities for alternatives to imprisonment, and to address Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder.“To honour the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s ‘calls to action,’ I recommend that CSC (Correctional Service of Canada) spending, budget and resource allocation should better reflect the proportion of Indigenous people serving a federal sentence,” wrote Zinger in the report.“Over the next decade, re-allocation of resources and delegation of control to Indigenous communities should be the stated goals of CSC’s contribution to reaching the TRC’s ‘calls to action.’”The picture for First Nation, Metis and Inuit people locked behind bars in Canada has not changed since the office started writing these reports – in some cases the situation is worse.(Canada’s Correctional Investigator Ivan Zinger at a news conference in Ottawa Tuesday. Photo: APTN)Indigenous offenders made up 30 per cent of all admissions to federal custody in 2017-18 compared to 22.5 per cent ten years earlier said the report.And Indigenous peoples are still over-represented in Canada’s prisons.According to the report between 2009 to 2018 the Indigenous population increased by 42.8 per cent. The total population now stands at 28 per cent of the prison population despite comprising just 4.3 per cent of the overall population.Zinger says for Indigenous women it’s worse where 270 First Nation, Metis or Inuit women are incarcerated making up 40 per cent of the prison population.“For federal corrections, the heavy lifting has hardly begun,” Zinger reports. “A bolder direction is clearly required. To address the enormity of the challenge of Indigenous over-incarceration, CSC and the Government of Canada must more fully devolve responsibility, but most of all resources and control, back to Indigenous people.“In practice, this could entail a reallocation of spending to match the proportion of Indigenous people with a federal sentence.”Watch APTN Investigates: Indigenous People in Canada behind bars More concerning are the changes that the CSC has undertaken that seem to be working for non-Indigenous inmates.According to Zinger, while use of segregation has declined overall, it has not for Indigenous peoples. Segregation used for non-Indigenous inmates dropped by 23 per cent compared to only 10.3 per cent for First Nations, Metis and Inuit.And 39 per cent of Indigenous offenders returned to federal custody on a revocation, compared to 31 per cent for the total population.Zinger also takes aim at the Pathways program.According to Correction Canada’s website, the program provides a healing program within the prison for prisoners who demonstrate a commitment to “follow traditional healing as a way of life 24-hours a day.” The Elder led program “reinforces a traditional Aboriginal way of life” with “Aboriginal traditional values and beliefs.”The Pathways program could lead to early release – but Zinger says non-Indigenous inmates are not asked to follow the same protocols.“CSC does not require a non-Indigenous person entering prison to follow their spirituality, healing or cultural traditions in order to engage in programming. To expect a person of Indigenous ancestry to follow an Aboriginal healing path or cultural traditions when imprisoned is one thing, but to make that a determinant for release is quite another. Indigenous people walk in the “two worlds” all their lives,” wrote Zinger.“The approach to Pathways and the AICs seems somewhat parochial, if not patronizing.”Zinger said there are some bright spots.More Indigenous inmates are being supervised in the community over the past ten years.Zinger is also making the yearly call for CSC to create the position of deputy Indigenous commissioner.That recommendation has been made on a number of occasions but has never been acted upon by government.“Loosening the levers and instruments of correctional (some might say) colonial control is consistent with the path toward reconciliation between Canada and its First Nations,” he said.“Of course, devolution of correctional power will only happen if there is courageous and visionary leadership at the top of the Correctional Service – a vision and commitment that must be duly supported and directed by the Government of Canada.”news@aptn.ca@aptnnewslast_img read more

Inter brings food and football to Venezuela

first_imgThe Italian Lega Serie A club is teaching children to play the sport in the South American country while also feeding themThe current situation in Venezuela is critical.The country is suffering in all aspects of daily life, with people not having food to feed their families.But Italian Lega Serie A giants Internazionale Milan have done their part with their sport and education program Inter Campus.In a press release by the team, Inter has informed that they are helping many children.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“Two football training sessions are held every week, with three instructors dedicating their afternoons to coaching the children in the heart of the Petare slum,” said the team on the official website.“Then add the magic of receiving the Nerazzurri shirt every year and feeling part of a group by putting it on – everything is now set for a year of sport and education with Inter Campus.”“Thanks to our local partners, we have been able to guarantee each child a warm meal at the end of every training session,” they added.“250 meals are being supplied every week, with the children having the opportunity to consume pasta, legumes and fruit and vegetables, things which are often missing from Venezuelans’ diets.”last_img read more

Matthaus Achraf Hakimi is the Bundesligas best leftback

first_imgGerman great Lothar Matthaus believes Borussia Dortmund’s Achraf Hakimi has already become the Bundesliga’s best left-backThe 20-year-old arrived at Signal Iduna Park in the summer on a two-year loan from Real Madrid, where he spent the majority of his time playing back-up to Dani Carvajal and Nacho Fernandez.Hakimi has started 12 of Dortmund’s 17 league matches and even provided three assists on his Champions League debut for the club in their 4-0 win over Atletico Madrid in October.The Morocco international’s performances have been so impressive in Germany that Matthaus reckons the national team coach Joachim Low would love to have him.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“Hakimi has played a crazy first half of the season,” Matthäus wrote on his Sky column.“For me, Hakimi is the best left-back in the league right now. It would make ‘Jogi’ Löw happy if he had someone with his dynamics, pace and technical ability.”Dortmund will return to action away to RB Leipzig on January 19 in the Bundesliga.last_img read more

Courtois Real Madrid lost control in Girona defeat

first_imgGoalkeeper Thibaut Courtois believes Girona’s strong second-half display proved key to ending Real Madrid’s eight-match unbeaten run.Prior to today’s encounter, Real had secured five successive La Liga wins to put themselves within six points of leaders Barcelona and an unlikely title challenge looked set to go ahead after beating city rivals Atletico Madrid 3-1 last weekend.But Los Blancos were sent back crashing down to Earth this afternoon in front of their home supporters at the Santiago Bernabeu.Casemiro’s 25th-minute header from Toni Kroos’ cross down the right wing appeared to set a heavily changed Real side, who were missing a suspended Luka Modric with Gareth Bale benched, on course for a sixth consecutive league win.Things soon fell apart though in the second-half with Cristhian Stuani’s penalty putting Girona back on level terms before Portu headed in another for the visitors in the 75th-minute to seal a shock 2-1 win.Adding to Real’s misery came when Sergio Ramos was sent off in stoppage-time for an attempted overhead kick that instead caught Girona’s Pedro Alcala.“We played well in the first half, but the pace was not as high as in some of our recent games,” said Courtois on the club website.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“They had two chances which I was able to stop but in the second half they played much better and brought a real threat. Girona always make life difficult, it’s three points we really had to win today”.“The penalty is a shame. After that we struggled to control the game and that’s when they made it 1-2.“We didn’t react well and Girona took the win. Now we have to continue winning games and put in a good performance against Levante. We have to keep fighting, La Liga is a long-run thing”.Santiago Solari’s side are now third in La Liga and will next take a trip to Levante UD next Sunday.FP: @realmadrid 1-2 @GironaFC ⚽ @Casemiro 25′; Stuani 65′ (p), Portu 75’#RMLiga pic.twitter.com/pta596lvkJ— Real Madrid C.F.⚽ (@realmadrid) February 17, 2019last_img read more

Reminder Portion Of Sterling Highway Closed Starting Today

first_imgNorthbound and southbound traffic should be aware of the detour onto Kalifornsky Beach Road. DOT has begun the process of widening the shoulders of the Sterling Highway from MP 97 to 118. Crews will be working to widen the highway shoulders and install four large diameter culverts. Construction crews will be working between MP 105 and 107 to replace the Coal Creek Culvert. Shannon McCarthy with the Department of Transportation: “We are doing this to replace the culvert at Coal Creek, this does take both widths of the highway. This means people will have to detour down K-Beach Road.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Beginning at 8:00pm on Friday, April 5 through Friday, April 12, the Sterling Highway will be closed at MP 106, south of Soldotna.center_img This project is scheduled to be completed by October 2019. Construction work includes pavement removal, unclassified excavation, embankment, grading, paving, stream diversions, stream channel construction, stream bank construction, culvert installation, signing, and striping.last_img read more

Withings Move fitness watch adds fun customization options

first_img “When we announced Withings Move in January, we received overwhelmingly positive feedback from consumers excited to have an activity tracker option that allows them to express themselves and showcase their personal style,” said Eric Carreel, Withings’ president, in a release. “We are thrilled to start shipping the watch that brings this combination of fashion and technology to a new level and soon offering even more design and customization options to our customers.”The watch is water-resistant to 50 meters, measures steps and sleep, and has a battery life of up to 18 months. The customization isn’t available for the $130 electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) version of the watch, since that isn’t out yet. It’s likely to launch in a range of colors, then add custom options later, the spokesperson said.Withings returned to the ownership of co-founder Carreel last May, following Nokia’s decision to sell off the company.First published April 2 at 5:48 a.m. PT.Updated April 3 at 5:25 a.m. PT: Adds details about US shipping. 1:10 Wearable Tech 0 Now playing: Watch this: Share your voicecenter_img Withings is letting Europeans customize their Move watches. Withings Withings has added a bunch of customization options for its Move fitness watch, but only on its European store for now.The watch, which the company revealed at CES in January, is available in five standard colors — black and yellow gold, white and coral, white and sea blue, black and mint, and white with black and mint — for $70 and started shipping in the US on Wednesday.European buyers can pay a little more to tweak the dial, case, strap and second hand color to their liking, and they can check out how it’ll look on the local versions of Withings’ site. In the UK, the price jumps from £60 ($78) to £70 ($91) for the custom style.The option will come to the US later this year, the French health technology company said in an emailed statement. Post a comment Tags Withings adds ECG to its newest watches and blood pressure…last_img read more

January 22 2004 ValKiri has been in charge of cer

first_imgJanuary 22, 2004ValKiri has been in charge of ceramic tiles production in the Arcosanti Ceramics Studio since 1999. One of her recent projects was to make tiles as signs for the public bathrooms in the East Crescent, Unit 8, and at the ceramics apse location.[Photo & Text: aa] The tiles are in place. Color behind the tile matches the color of the door to each bathroom.[Photo & Text: aa] The sign for the handicap accessible bathroom at the ceramics apse.[Photo & Text: aa]last_img

Telefónica has offered €295 million to acquire Med

first_imgTelefónica has offered €295 million to acquire Mediaset’s 22% stake in Spanish pay TV operator Canal+. The move to take full control of Digital+ follows Telefónica’s announcement of its agreement for the acquisition of Spanish media group Prisa’s 56% stake in the operator, formerly known as Digital+, for €750 million at the beginning of the month. The telecom giant revealed its offer in a statement to the Spanish financial regulator the CNMV yesterday. This morning it said it would also pay €30 million to Mediaset if it accepted the offer, in compensation for the latter’s waiver of its right of first refusal for Prisa’s stake, and a further €10 million on completion of Telefónica’s acquisition of the latter. Under the shareholder agreement for DTS, the holding company for Canal+, Mediaset has a right of first refusal or co-sale rights to Prisa’s stake in the company.Under Telefónica’s proposed deal, Mediaset could also gain €20 million after four years depending on the future performance of the Spanish pay TV market, meaning it could receive a total of €355 million for the stake.Mediaset’s response is unclear. The Italian media company has just announced that its board and that of Spanish unit Mediaset España have authorised the evaluation of their plan, unveiled earlier this year, to integrate the group’s combined pay TV activities in a single standalone company, unifying the 22% held by Mediaset España in Canal+ with Mediaset Premium, the group’s Italian pay TV unit.The company said that the evaluation would “examine international development potential, possible synergies, the expansion of over-the-top services, as well as the eventual involvement of industrial and/or financial partners in the newco”.last_img read more

Five elements of food and snacks investors can not know

Guide: in the entire investment market, the fire is always the food and beverage industry, catering industry has a huge consumer demand, is a good direction for investors to get rich. For many people lack of capital, investment in food and snacks is the best choice. However, in order to do a good job catering snack business, there are five elements can not be unknown.


innovation

for the catering investment only innovative restaurants can have a market, if blindly imitate others in ten, then the final results were bound to fail, any restaurants must show their own characteristics, to create value, but also to the growing customer. read more