A Pilgrimage To Minidoka: ‘We Can See The Memories Slipping Away’

first_imgCommunity | Military | Nation & World | Southeast | SouthwestA Pilgrimage To Minidoka: ‘We Can See The Memories Slipping Away’July 7, 2015 by Tom Banse, Northwest News Network Share:The Minidoka internment camp was hastily erected in 1942 on a stark, sagebrush plain near Twin Falls, Idaho. (Photo by Tom Banse/Northwest News Network)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA panorama view of the Minidoka War Relocation Authority center in 1942. This view taken from the top of the water tower at the east end of the Center, shows partially completed barracks. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of the Interior)A view of the Minidoka internment camp’s flimsy, tar-papered housing barracks. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of the Interior)Baggage, belonging to incarcerees arriving from an assembly center at Puyallup, Washington, is sorted and trucked to barracks at the Minidoka internment camp in 1942. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of the Interior)12345 read more

People / JB Hunt CFO David Mee to retire – search begins for his successor

first_img By Alex Lennane 07/02/2020 © Piotr Trojanowski JB Hunt’s chief financial officer, David Mee, who is also executive vice president, finance and administration, will retire on 1 March, to be replaced on an interim basis by vice president of finance, controller and chief accounting officer John Kuhlow.Mr Mee will continue as an advisor to and employee of the company until 1 April.“We are deeply grateful to Dave Mee for his over 27 years of leadership and dedication to the success of JB Hunt,” said John Roberts, president and chief executive.“We wish Dave well in his retirement and look forward to a smooth and effective transition as John Kuhlow assumes the interim CFO role in April, until a permanent CFO is named.”last_img

Flood Aid Ready to Go

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News By Kim So Yeol – 2011.09.05 12:00pm South Korea plans to deliver its first flood aid this year to the North shortly after Chuseok, the Korean ‘Thanksgiving’ festival that falls on September 12th.Cheon Hae Seong, speaking in this morning’s Ministry of Unification briefing, explained, “It will be possible to make the first delivery of highly nutritious foods for babies and children during next week,” adding that plans “should be agreed during this week, according to preparations made by the North.”The aid, worth $5 million includes the highly nutritious food for young people alongside snacks, instant noodles and Choco-pies. Conversely, it contains neither grains nor cement and equipment. On August 4th, the North responded to the South Korean offer of aid by calling for food and cement to be included. The South refused, but although the North still has not formally accepted the aid, the government is taking the absence of rejection as tacit acceptance. The aid will be delivered along the east and west coast routes that connect the two Koreas. AvatarKim So Yeol Facebook Twitter There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Flood Aid Ready to Gocenter_img News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak SHARE News News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

Investors Group enhances iProfile Managed Asset Program

Corporate-class funds offer tax benefits IE Staff Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Mackenzie to wind up corporate class funds Related news Winnipeg-based Investors Group Tuesday announced enhancements to its iProfile Managed Asset Program. The highlight change is the addition of new iProfile Classes, which provide investors with exposure to the iProfile Program within the Corporate Class structure. Keywords Corporate class mutual fundsCompanies Investors Group Share this article and your comments with peers on social media In addition, the firm has introduced new Series T options for iProfile clients who wish to receive a regular monthly cash flow via return of capital. “Long term capital growth and reliable cash flow from investments are important goals for Canadian investors” said Todd Asman, senior vice president, product and financial planning at Investors Group. “The enhancements to iProfile Classes give investors an improved range of investment options while also providing reliable cash flow opportunities.” The changes are effective as of March 1. TDAM revises product suite read more

Residents in Trelawny Benefit from RGD’s Mobile Service

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Scores of residents turned out at the Albert Town High School in Trelawny yesterday (May 29), to benefit from the services offered by the Registrar’s General Department (RGD) mobile team.“We realize that there is not an office in this area so we’ve come to this community to allow persons to apply for their certificates for marriage, death, birth, adoption and deed poll documents, late registration and late entry of name,” said RGD’s Mobile Outreach Co-ordinator, Lauren Andrade. “We know that the nearest office to this area of Trelawny would be the Mandeville office so we decided to come here today to allow persons to access our services,” she added.“All that these persons need to do is to come and pay for their searches and as soon as we do the search, then we can determine the forms that they are supposed to get,” she noted, advising that those who already had the relevant forms, can get them checked by the team to ensure that they are filled out correctly.Meanwhile, residents were overjoyed and waited patiently in line to access the services provided by the RGD’s mobile team.Charles Turner, a resident of Freeman’s Hall, told JIS News that he is happy that the RGD decided to visit the area. “I am glad for this opportunity because my little seven-year old grandson was not registered, so I’m here to register him today,” he said.“I feel so good about this thing that the RGD is doing because I was not in a position to go up to Mandeville,” noted Charmaine Brown, another resident of Freeman’s Hall. “I registered my child but I do not have the correct birth certificate so I’m happy for the RGD here today,” she added.As part of the activities to mark Child’s Month, the RGD’s mobile outreach team has been visiting parishes across the island to inform citizens about the importance of birth registration and to offer the various services of the organization.The team will be visiting the Bustamante Hospital for Children on May 31; the Retreat Church in Trelawny on June 5; and the Stewart Town Apostolic Church, Gayle Health Centre, Beulah Palace, and Enfield Health Centre in St. Mary on June 13, 19, 25 and 27, respectively.Persons, who wish to benefit from services, can call the RGD at 984-3041, extension 2071. Residents in Trelawny Benefit from RGD’s Mobile Service UncategorizedMay 30, 2007 RelatedResidents in Trelawny Benefit from RGD’s Mobile Service RelatedResidents in Trelawny Benefit from RGD’s Mobile Servicecenter_img Advertisements RelatedResidents in Trelawny Benefit from RGD’s Mobile Servicelast_img read more

Jamaica Bobsled Team on Track for Winter Olympics

first_imgRelatedJamaica Bobsled Team on Track for Winter Olympics RelatedJamaica Bobsled Team on Track for Winter Olympics RelatedJamaica Bobsled Team on Track for Winter Olympics Jamaica Bobsled Team on Track for Winter Olympics SportApril 7, 2009center_img Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Jamaica Bobsleigh Team is on track in its qualifying bid for the 21st Olympic Winter Games, scheduled to be held February 12-28, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.The team recently concluded four months of training and competition with an 11th place finish in the two-man race at the 2009 America’s Cup, which took place in Lake Placid, New York from March 29 and April 3. Driver, Hannukkah Wallace and brakeman, Joel Alexander completed the 1680-meter track in a combined time of 2:00.69 over two heats.Other highlights of the team’s season include a 20th place finish at the Junior World Championship in Koenigsee, Germany, as well as extensive sliding time in Park City, Utah.While on a brief stopover in New York on April 3 on their way home from Lake Placid, Alexander, Wallace and Marvin Dixon, toured the Jamaican-owned Caribbean Food Delights production plant located in Tappan.The team also did interviews on Caribbean Lifestyle TV (CLM), Irie Jam Radio, 93.5 FM, and dined at the Door Restaurant in Jamaica, Queens and Ripe Restaurant in Mount Vernon, New York.Devon Harris, a member of Jamaica’s first bobsled team, which qualified for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, served as chaperone during the group’s stop in New York.last_img read more

3.6 Percent Increase in Tourism Arrivals

first_imgRelated3.6 Percent Increase in Tourism Arrivals Advertisements Related3.6 Percent Increase in Tourism Arrivals 3.6 Percent Increase in Tourism Arrivals TourismFebruary 5, 2010center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaica’s tourism arrivals figures for January to December, 2009 are showing a 3.6 per cent increase over the similar period for 2008.The country welcomed over 1.8 million stop over visitors for the period and, continuing the positive trend into 2010, provisional arrivals figures for January is showing an 8.4 per cent increase over January, 2009.This was disclosed by Director of Tourism and Chairman of the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), John Lynch, when he addressed a panel discussion at the Tourism Outlook Seminar at the Ritz Carlton Golf and Spa Resort, Rose Hall, St. James.The three day event is taking place February 1 to 3, under the theme: Challenges, Changes and Opportunities in Tourism, Rising Above the Current Global Economic Landscape.In his presentation titled, “Jamaica’s Roadmap to Growth in the Current Landscape”, Mr. Lynch made reference to efforts and initiatives aimed at marketing the country, amidst the harsh global economic environment. He described Jamaica’s achievement, over the period, as “very good,” as it happened despite worldwide projections for a downturn in tourism.“Given the current global economic environment, we feel that achieving a 3.6 per cent growth at a time like this, is good. It was not a walk in the park, it took a lot of effort and also required us taking some calculated risks resulting in changes at short notice,” he stated.He said that the Jamaican tourism sector had to be proactive over the period, and very responsive to trends within the industry.“We had to be able to recognise the opportunities which presented themselves, and we had to be swift enough to capitalise on them,” he stressed.He said that with a limited budget, the JTB had to adopt a cohesive strategy with respect to its advertising, public relations, sales and internet applications. He expressed the view that having Jamaica remain visible, both to consumers and within the tourism trade, was a key strategy adopted.The Tourisn Director made mention of the move to increase the availability of airline seats to Jamaica, describing that initiative as one of the most important and effective strategies adopted.“As a result, we are pleased to acknowledge that for the Winter of 2009/2010, we have approximately one million air seats available, both scheduled and chartered, to facilitate travel to the destination, from all the major cities in the United States,” he pointed out.Expressing the view that the gains within this winter season would set the stage for a good year in 2010, he opined that based on the groundwork done and plans to continue the high level of work, there should be real growth within the Jamaican tourism sector in 2010. Related3.6 Percent Increase in Tourism Arrivalslast_img read more

New technology to help identify those at high risk from COVID-19

first_imgNew technology to help identify those at high risk from COVID-19 New predictive risk model to help clinicians identify adults with multiple risk factors that make them more vulnerable to COVID-19Over 800,000 adults will now be prioritised to receive a vaccine as part of the current vaccination cohortsResearch is developed by subgroup of NERVTAG, led by the University of Oxford and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)New technology has been introduced in England to help clinicians identify, for the first time, a new group of people who may be at high risk from COVID-19. Over 800,000 adults will now be prioritised to receive a vaccine as part of the current vaccination cohorts.The technology analyses a combination of risk factors based on medical records, to assess whether somebody may be more vulnerable than was previously understood, helping clinicians provide vaccination more quickly to them and ensuring patients can benefit from additional advice and support.This assessment is made possible today for the first time thanks to new technology and emerging evidence about the impact of COVID-19 on different groups and who could be most vulnerable – which means further steps can be taken to protect those most at risk.The research, commissioned by England’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty and funded by the National Institute of Health Research, found there are several health and personal factors, such as age, ethnicity and body mass index (BMI), as well as certain medical conditions and treatments, which, when combined, could mean someone is at a higher risk from COVID-19.The University of Oxford turned their research into a risk-prediction model called QCovid®, which has been independently validated by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and is thought to be the only COVID-19 risk prediction model in the world to meet the highest standards of evidence and assurance.NHS Digital used the University of Oxford’s model to develop a population risk assessment. The risk assessment uses the model to predict on a population basis whether adults with a combination of risk factors may be at more serious risk from COVID-19, enabling them to be flagged to clinicians for priority access to vaccination, alongside appropriate advice and support. These individuals will be added to the Shielded Patient List on a precautionary basis and to enable rapid vaccination.The research to develop and validate the model is published in the British Medical Journal along with the underlying model for transparency. Additional code underpinning the QCovid® model will be made available openly by the University of Oxford within a month. As our scientific understanding of the virus develops, we can update the model.Up to 1.7 million patients have been identified. Those within this group who are over 70 will have already been invited for vaccination and 820,000 adults between 19 and 69 years will now be prioritised for a vaccination.The patients identified through the risk assessment will be sent a letter from NHS England in the coming days explaining that their risk factors may help identify them as high clinical risk and that they are included within the support and advice for the clinically extremely vulnerable. They will be invited to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible if they have not already had the jab, and will be given advice on precautionary measures, including shielding where this is current advice. Their GPs are also being notified.Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England Dr Jenny Harries said:For the first time, we are able to go even further in protecting the most vulnerable in our communities.This new model is a tribute to our health and technology researchers. The model’s data-driven approach to medical risk assessment will help the NHS identify further individuals who may be at high risk from COVID-19 due to a combination of personal and health factors.This action ensures those most vulnerable to COVID-19 can benefit from both the protection that vaccines provide, and from enhanced advice, including shielding and support, if they choose it.Sarah Wilkinson, Chief Executive of NHS Digital said:I’m very pleased that NHS Digital has been able to deliver the platform to allow the QCovid® model to be used to identify individuals vulnerable to COVID-19 as a result of combinations of clinical risk factors and personal characteristics.This extends the work we did last year to develop the Shielded Patients List, which included individuals with one of a number of specific clinical conditions.It is a privilege to be able to support the Chief Medical Officer and his team in their quest to deliver the most sophisticated COVID-19 risk prediction capability.The independent validation from the ONS is considered the ‘gold standard’ in quality assurance. The ONS has shown that the model performs in the ‘excellent’ range, and accurately identifies patients at highest risk from COVID-19. This shows the model is robust and meets the highest standards of evidence.Lead researcher Professor Julia Hippisley-Cox, a general practitioner and Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and General Practice at University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, said:The QCovid® model, which has been developed using anonymised data from more than 8 million adults, provides nuanced assessment of risk by taking into account a number of different factors that are cumulatively used to estimate risk, including ethnicity.The research to develop and validate the model is published in the British Medical Journal along with the underlying model for transparency.This will be updated to take account of new information as the pandemic progresses.I’m delighted that less than a year after being funded by the NIHR, the model is now being used to help protect people at most risk from COVID-19.A Royal College of Physicians spokesperson said:The adoption of this risk-assessment model by the NHS will play an important role in supporting clinicians and patients with conversations about COVID-19 and enable decisions to be made with a greater understanding of personal risk.As with all research during the pandemic, we are constantly learning and so can continue to further enhance the model as data becomes available.We look forward to providing continued feedback and views from clinicians to support its ongoing development.The government is also extending the current shielding guidance for all those already identified as clinically extremely vulnerable and new patients identified through the QCovid® model until 31 March. Those already on the Shielded Patient List will receive an update letter this week to inform them of the extension.Background informationDuring this national lockdown, we are advising all clinically extremely vulnerable people to follow shielding guidance.As soon as an individual is flagged as potentially clinically extremely vulnerable by NHS Digital’s COVID-19 population risk assessment, they will be sent a letter outlining how they have been identified, that they are being added to the Shielded Patient List as a precautionary measure, and highlighting additional guidance to support them.We will also be issuing letters by email for those who have registered an email address with their GP practice.For most, they will be have been identified as high risk because they have a combination of underlying health conditions or are undergoing specialist treatment and they may be able to discuss this when they get their vaccination.As a result of their addition to the high-risk group, patients will receive a letter inviting them for vaccination as soon as possible.Patients can speak to their GP or specialist clinician if they have questions as to why they have been added to the Shielded Patient List, or if they feel they should no longer be identified as clinically extremely vulnerable. GPs and specialist clinicians will be able to make their own assessment of an individual based on their clinical knowledge and are able to add and remove individuals from the Shielded Patient List.For now, there will be no changes to the existing list of medical conditions used to identify individuals who may be clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19. This list is agreed by the 4 UK Chief Medical Officers on the basis of the latest available evidence.The research underpinning this work was published in the British Medical Journal on 20 October 2020.The previous shielding guidance extended until 21 February. It will now be extended until 31 March. /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:British, general practice, Government, health, Oxford, primary care, Professor, risk assessment, statistics, technology, treatment, UK, UK Government, university, University of Oxford, vaccinationlast_img read more

Buy It! Neiman Marcus’ bespoke Bowlus luxury trailer is for serious glamping

first_img See More Videos RELATED TAGSLuxuryGear GuideLuxury CarsGear GuideLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS This latest trailer has even more high-end touches than its basic Bowles brethren. According to the brand’s release, “the Personalization Program is perfect for future owners looking to add their personal touch and style to their Endless Highways.” In addition to the cookwear from Abbio Kitchen, the luxury outdoor seating and other ‘stock’ features, the fantasy gift trailer experience allows the owner to work with Bowlus CEO, founder, and chief designer Geneva Long to personalize the interior, choosing from a selection of tables and linens, over 400 seating options, flooring, bedding, awnings and more. Whoever purchases the one-of-a-kind trailer will also have a US$10,000 donation to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation, which benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, made in their name. LISTEN: Electrifying Canada’s extensive truck and bus fleets 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 Trending Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Every year before the holidays, Neiman Marcus publishes its Fantasy Gift list, showcasing some of the more covetable high-end items it sells — stuff most of us will ogle but never own. This year, the Dallas-based retailer of luxury goods chose a highly ogle-able automotive product as flagship for the collection.  The Bowlus Bespoke Customized Endless Highways Performance Edition is a shiny US$255,000 motorhome for the wealthy traveler. Subscribe to Plugged In on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. ‹ Previous Next › First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened advertisement Bowlus, which launched in 1934 with its aluminum Road Chief trailer and closed just two years later after producing around 80 units, was brought back to life by investors in 2014 who injected some serious luxury vibes into the classic profile. Trending in Canadalast_img read more

Vine Deloria Jr., Renowned Author And American Indian Leader, Dies At 72

first_img Published: Nov. 13, 2005 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Former University of Colorado at Boulder Professor Vine Deloria. Jr., author of “Custer Died for Your Sins” and an extraordinarily influential American Indian leader, died Sunday, according to colleagues and friends. He was 72. “Vine was a great leader and writer, probably the most influential American Indian of the past century — one of the most influential Americans, period,” said Distinguished Professor Charles Wilkinson of the CU-Boulder School of Law, a renowned expert on American Indian law. “He was also a wonderful human being, brilliant, bitingly funny and profoundly warm and compassionate, always willing to lend a hand or lift a spirit.” “Vine Deloria was the most important American Indian intellectual, writer, speaker and man of action,” said CU-Boulder Professor Patricia Nelson Limerick, a nationally renowned historian of the American West. “If they gave a Nobel Prize for advocacy of indigenous people’s rights, he would get it first.” Deloria earned a law degree at CU-Boulder in 1970 and taught at CU-Boulder from 1990 until 2000. He was affiliated with the departments of history, ethnic studies, religious studies, political science and the law school. “He was a respected scholar, a fine gentleman and during the time he was in this department he contributed greatly to our development as a discipline,” said Adjunct Associate Professor Albert Ramirez, chair of the ethnic studies department. “We will miss him greatly.” Limerick recalled bringing Deloria in as a guest speaker to a capstone course for CU-Boulder history majors on “Colonialism and Imperialism in Africa, the Middle East and the American West.” She said the class, in which Deloria described to the students his involvement in the campaign to reclaim American Indian’s rights, was “one of the best things to ever happen on this campus. “Did I kick myself for not taping that class? Yes,” said Limerick. “Am I kicking myself even more today? Yes. “I know a lot of remarkably productive thinkers and writers, but the extended, productive achievement of Deloria was breathtaking. Writing for scholarly and popular audiences, seeking out the full scope of documents of Indian treaties and agreements, speaking in the most dynamic and engaging manner, and drawing on extraordinary skills in political negotiation and litigation: such a package of expertise and skills probably is not going to hit the planet again.” Deloria was the author of more than 20 books, including “God is Red,” “We Talk, You Listen,” “American Indian Policy in the Twentieth Century” and “Singing for a Spirit.” ” ‘Custer Died for Your Sins’ is perhaps the single most influential book ever written on Indian affairs,” Wilkinson said in 2002. “At once fiery and humorous, uplifting and sharply critical, ‘Custer’ received a broad readership nationally and lived up to its pointed subtitle, ‘An Indian Manifesto.’ ” Born into a distinguished Yankton Sioux family, Deloria served in the Marines and then graduated from Iowa State University and earned a master’s degree in theology from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago and a law degree from CU-Boulder. He taught at the University of Arizona from 1978 to 1990 before joining the CU-Boulder faculty. In 1964 he became executive director of the National Congress of American Indians, the largest intertribal organization. “This was a crucial era for Indian people,” Wilkinson said. “They faced desperate economic conditions, political and religious repression on the reservations, and the infamous termination policy of Congress. “Deloria plunged into his new job, writing op-ed articles, giving inspiration to Indian country, building coalitions, and, on Capitol Hill, fighting confiscatory bills and proposing reform measures. His leadership at NCAI and in the ensuing years marked a turning point in Indian policy.” In 2002, Deloria received the Wallace Stegner Award, the highest honor presented by the CU-Boulder Center of the American West. The inscription on Deloria’s award, given to people who have made a sustained contribution to the cultural identity of the West, read as follows: “Always grounded in the stories told by the plains and ridges of your Sioux homeland, and guided by your vision of a vibrant tribal sovereignty, you have become a hero for the ages in Indian country and far beyond, you have changed the West and the world through your activism during the termination crisis, your spirited leadership ever since, your vast and influential writings, and your encompassing mind and matchless courage.” Memorial arrangements were pending. Contributions, in lieu of flowers, are suggested to the Vine Deloria Scholarship Fund, c/o The American Indian Scholarship Fund, Attn: Rick Williams, 8333 Greenwood Blvd., Denver, CO 80221.last_img read more