Women engineers employed at Tata Steel mine in Jharkhand

first_imgJamshedpur (Jharkhand): Private steel manufacturer Tata Steel has employed women engineers at its Noamundi iron ore mine in Jharkhand, a release said. The company has recruited ten women officers from mining, electrical, mechanical and mineral processing engineering disciplines, the firm’s statement on Monday said. “Tata Steel is the first company in India to employ women in all shifts in mines from September 1, 2019,” it said. The release said measures such as sanitary vending machines, canteens, rest rooms, female security guards, transportation and deployment of women in groups of not less than three in a shift are being put in place. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Security measures such as GPS and CCTV monitoring have been implemented, it said. The statement said written consents have been taken from every woman prior to their posting in the mines. The initiative comes after the Centre earlier this year scrapped Section 46 of the Mines Act, 1952 which restricted employment of women in the mines. Arun Misra, vice president, raw materials division of Tata Steel, said, “We are enhancing facilities to recruit more women in all sections of our mines.” Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Misra said employing women in mines leads to generation of innovative ideas and perspectives. The release said the initiative is in line with the company’s target of achieving 20 per cent women officers in the workforce by 2025. It said all norms stipulated by Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS) are being adhered to. Earlier, the company had started two shifts for women employees at its Jamshedpur plant shop floor on April 1 this year, it added. A total of 52 female employees were posted at its coke plant and electrical repair shop floor in A and B shifts between 6 am and 10 pm, the release said.last_img read more

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City of Fort St John Canada Day Events Schedule

first_imgThe Canada Day schedule is as follows:8 am Free Pancake Breakfast at the Fort St. John Firehall10 am – 11 am Pre Parade Entertainers (100 St) including performers from HulaHoop Circus.10 am – 4 pm Classic Car Show & Shine on 100 Street10 am – 4 pm Farmers Market located at the Old Visitor Centre lot11 am – 12 pm Parade (scroll down to view parade route map)11 am – 4 pm Food Trucks12 pm Mayor`s Kick Off & Opening ceremonies in Centennial Park – Opening Remarks, National Anthem, Land Blessing, Mayor’s remarks, Thank you to our sponsors (bring your lawn chair or a blanket to sit and enjoy)12 pm- 4 pm Family Activities in Centennial Park – Bouncy castles, balloon animals, face painting, Mini Golf with the Fort St John Public Library, roving entertainers, live entertainment, carnival games, spray park and more!10:45 pm Tim Hortons Canada Day Fireworks at Surerus Park.  (Parking at this location is crowded, please do your best to carpool, walk, bike, or watch from an alternate location)Here is a copy of the Canada Day Parade Route FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Monday, July 1st, 2019, come downtown to celebrate the national day with the community of Fort St. John for Canada Day.An exciting day has been planned for this Canada Day with multiple events held around the downtown core. Start your day with a pancake breakfast and end your day with a bang at the fireworks display.These are free family-friendly events to celebrate Canada turning 152 years old.last_img
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US Marine Banned From Daughters School for Objecting to Lessons on

By Jonathan WalshRabat – John Kevin Wood, a Marine veteran from the United States, has sought legal help after allegedly being banned from his daughter’s school after he complained about her education on Islam, reports The Washington Post.He claims that the lessons on the subject, which included learning about the fiver pillars of the religion and reciting the Shahada (Islamic declaration of faith), promoted the religion. He felt that this impeded his “strong Christian faith.” A sample of the work completed in class, which teaches students about the differences between radical and peaceful interpretations of the religion, can be seen below:Wood’s lawyers have released the school’s justification for him being banned, which says that the accused “made verbal threats against the school.”Despite this, Wood insists that he never made any threats of physical aggression against the school, and his threats were merely legal.The incident first came about in 2014, when Wood made complaints about a unit that intended to teach students about the role Islam played in the history of the Middle East.In a statement released at the time, the school reiterated that Islam was not the only religion being covered as part of the course. Christianity is taught in topics about the Renaissance, and Hinduism and Buddhism are covered when discussing Chinese and Indian history, they said.The case is similar many other situations in America, when families have linked the teaching of Islamic values with a promotion of radical groups, and a discrimination against Christianity. Earlier this month, the Tea Party, a far-right US movement launched complaints that children were being indoctrinated into Islam due to a school’s teaching that Allah is the same God as in the Bible. read more

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Mark Carney faces prospect of another fierce grilling — this time in

OTTAWA — Following the grilling in London last week, outgoing Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney may be in for a second round of tough questioning Tuesday, this time from Canadian MPs.Canada’s federal finance committee has traditionally tended to be respectful, even deferential, to Bank of Canada governors, but analysts say Tuesday’s two-hour session may see a different tone since it’s the first time the MPs will be speaking with Carney since he announced he’s leaving for the Bank of England in June.On monetary policy, Carney is likely to be asked why the central bank had been so wide off the mark on its growth forecasts for the second half of 2012, and if the most recent estimate of a 2% advance this year could also be an overshot, given recent underwhelming data.The governor will also likely be grilled on his decision to depart for a bigger pond while the Canadian economy is still fragile and over reports he was approached to run for the Liberal leadership at the same time he was vacationing with Liberal finance critic Scott Brison.Few expect the Canadian hearing will be as gruelling as last week’s near four-hour marathon before a panel of British MPs. That session began with the chairman bluntly asking Carney to explain why he at first turned down the Bank of England job, then changed his mind, followed by whether he was worth $1.3-million a year.It was a “thorough grilling,” said TD Bank chief economist Craig Alexander, but understandable under the circumstances.The economy in the United Kingdom continues to drag along the bottom — having already suffered through a double-dip recession — and now faces the possibility of the third extended period of contraction.“So I think it’s only natural you would expect a testimony to the (U.K.) Treasury committee to be a tough event because they are basically evaluating whether this foreign national should be allowed to conduct monetary policy for England,” he said.Alexander points out that circumstances are far different in Canada, which has enjoyed mostly an expanding economy since the recession, better that average employment growth and a sound banking system.But Bank of Montreal economist Doug Porter says the circumstances surrounding the hearings are sufficiently distinct from past Carney appearances.“It might be interesting this time, given the political dimension and the fact that Mr. Carney is leaving in June, so it will be interesting to see if the tone changes,” he said.“Hopefully the discussion will revolve mostly around the economy. I think there are some concerns here the bank needs to address.”The Bank of Canada has been at the upper end of the forecast consensus for most of the past year, particularly for the last two quarters of 2012.Although the bank did a mea culpa in January, last week’s trifecta of bad economic news — outright job losses, lower exports volumes and plummeting housing starts — casts further doubt on the bank’s 2.3% call for the first quarter of this year, and also the two-per-cent forecast for 2013 as a whole.The economic consensus is down to 1.8% for this year and some, like research firm Capital Economics, now believe growth will average no better than one per cent.Porter said it is not inconceivable that Carney may admit to a further downgrade in his projections at Tuesday’s meeting.“That’s where I’d like to see the conversation go. What’s going on here? Is it short-term or have we badly underestimated the potential of the economy?” asked Porter.Another sour development, to some economists, is the suddenly ice-cold Canadian housing sector. Carney supported the government’s clamp-down on mortgage rules in July to slow down household debt accumulation, particularly on mortgages.But the correction may be more than Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and Carney bargained for. On Friday, CMHC reported that housing starts collapsed to 160,600 annualized for January, a 19% tumble in one month.Capital Economics cited the new housing downturn in their revision of gross domestic product growth to one per cent.“In theory it is possible that… the drop in January’s starts figures could just be statistical noise,” explained chief economist David Madani. “Coupled with the corresponding slump in building permits over the past couple of months, however, it is clear this is no statistical fluke, but rather the start of a severe downward trend.”Carney could also face question about the impact of falling oil prices on the economy.Last week, Flaherty told reporters lower commodity prices were starting to have a detrimental impact on government revenues.According to Bank of Canada research on the deficit between what Canadians pay for oil and what Alberta producers receive, it can be as high as $40 a barrel at times. read more

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Karunanidhi slams Indian Centre on Lankan navy

Karunanidhi, while focusing on the plight of Tamil fishermen, questioned the Centre with a poser, “What has the Indian government got to say over the arrest of 19 Tamil fishermen who are lodged in a Lankan prison and whose remand has now been extended till April 11?”. The DMK patriarch also sought to know from the Centre on how it would justify the “discrimination” of fishermen from Kerala and Tamil Nadu.“Is it justifiable to discriminate between fishermen from Kerala and Tamil Nadu? So far 600 Tamil fishermen have been killed by the Sri Lankan Navy. Were there at least one instance, where the Indian government has shown the same interest, approach and promptness in coming to the rescue of Tamil fishermen, as it had shown in the Kerala fishermen – Italian Marines issue?,” he stated. He found fault with the way the state government handled the arrest of five Sri Lankan fishermen and pointed out, “While arrested Tamil fishermen’s remands are being extended (in Sri Lanka), those arrested Sinhalese fishermen are being released here in a haste.” The DMK in Tamil Nadu, which quit the Indian government over the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, on Sunday slammed the Centre for adopting “discriminatory” approach in protecting fishermen from Tamil Nadu, who have been allegedly suffering at the hands of Sri Lankan Navy.The Press Trust of India quoted DMK chief M. Karunanidhi as saying in a letter to his partymen that while the Centre initiated series of diplomatic and legal steps when two Italian Marines killed two fishermen from Kerala, the same approach was lacking when Tamil Nadu fishermen were battered by the Island nation’s Navy. Nineteen fishermen from Tamil Nadu were arrested by the Lankan Navy on March 13 for allegedly crossing into its territory and were later remanded to judicial custody in a prison at Anuradhapuram. read more

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New indicators point to a better second half of 2014 for Canadian

by Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 2, 2014 8:54 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email New indicators point to a better second half of 2014 for Canadian economy TORONTO – A fresh manufacturing report in Canada and surprisingly strong employment numbers from the United States offer a hint of encouragement to Canada’s economic prospects entering the second half of 2014.While not all the data is in, the first half of the year produced a hiccup for the economy — although bad weather was an extenuating factor — after a strong finish to 2013.With a first-quarter growth rate of 1.2 per cent and an anticipated two per cent rate in the second, both are well below what had been forecast by the Bank of Canada at the beginning of the year.But analysts are pointing to the second half of 2014 to put the economy back on track, mostly because the U.S. economy looks poised to kick into the best stretch of expansion since the 2008-09 recession.“There are signs of improvement,” said Nathan Janzen, an economist with the Royal Bank, commenting on his bank’s manufacturing purchasing manager’s index for June, which shot up to 53.5 following consecutive contractions in April and May.“There is some signs of improvement in the external background, especially the U.S. About 50 per cent of Canadian manufacturing sales are exported and the bulk of that is going to the United States.”The June PMI suggested Canadian manufacturers experienced the best conditions for growth in half a year, RBC said.The report was uniformly solid with stronger output and new orders providing the biggest boost. As well, new export orders inched up, while the backlogs of work and the quantity of purchase indexes also rose.The most encouraging indicators came from the United States, which appears poised to leave behind its disastrous first quarter, when its economy shrank by 2.9 per cent.More evidence of the strong turnaround underway appeared Wednesday with payroll processor ADP reporting private employers in the U.S. added 281,000 jobs last month.CIBC economist Andrew Grantham said the surprisingly strong number supports the view that the American economy is picking up steam and that growth will likely stay strong in the third and fourth quarters as well.That is good news for the Canadian economy. The Bank of Canada has long been awaiting a so-called “rotation” in the economy from one driven by housing and consumer spending to one that is led by increased foreign demand for Canadian exports and business investment to meet the higher demand.Grantham said the early signs of such an economy are appearing, if faintly. “What we expect to see is exports picking up in the second half of this year and, with that happening, business investment will be a strong indicator maybe next year,” he said.The latest National Bank provincial forecast advances the theme, projecting that better export prospects will “rekindle” employment and business investment in Canada’s two most populous provinces. The bank sees Ontario’s economy growing by 2.1 per cent this year and 2.4 per cent in 2015, with Quebec’s advancing by 1.9 and 1.7 per cent in the same years.The fly in the ointment is the Canadian dollar, which continues to firm on currency markets. The loonie rose above 94 cents US briefly Wednesday after having fallen as low as 88 cents in March.Still, Grantham said he did not believe the dollar appreciation would have a major impact on exporters unless it continued to gather strength and returned to or near parity with the U.S. currency. read more

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Apple says Two is better than one in latest iPhone advert

first_imgWhile AT&T may be gearing up to defend its network and keep sales steady of the iPhone 4, Verizon is surely planning an advertising assault to steal users from its rival. But Apple is having none of it, and embracing both networks and both phones.The latest iPhone 4 advert has yet to go live on Apple’s official YouTube channel, but YouTube user Canamerica6776 managed to record a HD version we can watch. It’s short, has no voiceover, and sees both AT&T and Verizon iPhones doing exactly the same functions.The tag line at the end of the ad simply reads:Two is better than one So while Apple enjoys the two networks fighting and selling ever more of its latest smartphone, it can keep reminding everyone from the sidelines that there are options and it doesn’t mind which one you take as long as you pick one and buy an iPhone.Read more at Engadgetlast_img read more

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Starbucks to train workers on unconscious bias CEO says

first_imgPHILADELPHIA — Starbucks wants to add training for store managers on “unconscious bias,” CEO Kevin Johnson said Monday, as activists held more protests at a Philadelphia store where two black men were arrested after employees said they were trespassing.Johnson, who has called the arrests “reprehensible,” arrived in Philadelphia this weekend after video of the incident gained traction online. He said he hopes to meet with the two men in the next couple of days and apologize face to face.“I’d like to have a dialogue with them and the opportunity to listen to them with compassion and empathy through the experience they went through,” said Johnson, who has been CEO for about a year. Stewart Cohen, the lawyer for the two men, said he hopes “something productive for the community” can come out of such a meeting.The incident is a major blow to Starbucks’ image, since the company has promoted its coffee shops as neighborhood hangouts where anyone is welcome. After a video of the arrests spread online, the hashtag #BoycottStarbucks trended on Twitter.And on Monday morning, about two dozen protesters took over the Philadelphia shop, chanting slogans like, “A whole lot of racism, a whole lot of crap, Starbucks coffee is anti-black.” A Starbucks regional vice president who attempted to talk to the protesters was shouted down.last_img read more

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Soy Growers Participate in Commodity Summit

first_imgLeaders of 25 farming and agriculture organizations joined together last week to talk about the continuous improvement of today’s agriculture, ways that we can enhance transparency and communication and what it means to be more efficient working on a host of issues.  No single issue was identified – instead the group discussed processes, collective challenges and opportunities.ASA, NCGA and CropLife co-hosted the summit of ag organizations.last_img

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Soy Growers Discuss Online Outreach Help St Louis Hungry

first_imgThis week in St. Louis, the 48 members of the American Soybean Association (ASA) Board of Directors met at the annual ASA winter meeting to discuss the priorities for the association in the coming year. The meeting began Wednesday morning with the annual Monsanto Partnership Day, an opportunity for industry leaders to come together with technology provider partners to discuss ways to better advocate for agriculture.In addition to presentations from McDonald’s on customer engagement and from Monsanto on access to seed science for educators, Monsanto’s Vance Crowe and Janice Person discussed the industry’s evolving outreach to opinion drivers online.Following the Partnership Day, Matt Dace of the St. Louis Area Foodbank spoke to the board on the intersection of agriculture issues with anti-hunger issues. Upon the conclusion of Dace’s presentation, the board collected a donation of $1,560, which according to the foodbank provides 6,240 meals for the hungry in the St. Louis area. The ASA donation was unplanned and prompted by ASA Minnesota Director Lawrence Sukalski.The St. Louis Area Foodbank is the local affiliate of Feeding America, and serves 26 counties in Missouri and Illinois. At the national level, Feeding America and ASA have joined to lead an effort of anti-hunger and agricultural groups to explore how these two segments of the food industry can better understand the other’s needs and priorities.last_img read more

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RollsRoyce Disappointed as Emirates Cancels Orders for 70 Airbus A350 Aircraft

first_imgAirbus A350 (representational picture)Wikimedia CommonsEmirates Airlines has cancelled an order for Airbus’s 70 A350 aircraft, UK aero-engine maker Rolls-Royce has revealed.Emirates placed 50 orders for the A350-900 and 20 for the A350-1000, which were confirmed in 2007, with deliveries due from 2019. Rolls-Royce stated that the cancellation would lead to a £2.6bn hit to its order book.”While disappointed with this decision, we are confident that the delivery slots which start towards the end of this decade vacated by Emirates will be taken up by other airlines,” read a Rolls-Royce statement. “Demand for the Airbus A350 remains strong, with more than 700 aircraft and 1,400 Trent XWB engines already sold.””We retain a close working relationship with Emirates and continue to support their 38 Rolls-Royce powered wide body aircraft currently in service,” it added.Meanwhile, an Emirates spokesperson informed BBC that the decision was made after the airline reviewed its fleet requirements.Airbus, who builds the aircraft’s body, also suffered heavy losses like Rolls-Royce but stated they are confident new orders in the near future would compensate the loss suffered by the cancellation.”There’s no impact on the programme as deliveries were scheduled to start at the end of the decade,” an Airbus spokesman was quoted as saying.This comes after the company stressed that it is “very confident” in its A350 XWB programme.”Half a year before entry into service, the A350 XWB order book stands at a healthy 742 firm orders. The A350 flight test campaign is progressing well and is on track for Type Certification in the coming months,” an Airbus statement read.”Interest in the game changing A350 has always been very high with customers. Airbus expects the A350 order book to continue growing in 2014.”A350, which is a competitor to Boeing 787 Dreamliner, has been overwhelmed by years of delays and cost overruns. The two-engine, wide-bodied airliner is the first Airbus jet with both fuselage and wing structures, made primarily of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer.A350 can carry 250 to 350 passengers in a typical three-class seating layout, or can accommodate a maximum of 440 to 550 people, depending on the variant of the plane.last_img read more

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Sunlight funnel collects light from all directions

first_img Explore further Journal information: Nature Communications Researchers have designed a light-harvesting funnel that absorbs sunlight from any direction and concentrates it onto smaller areas, such as high-performance solar cells. By stacking multiple funnels, each tuned to a different wavelength of light, the researchers expect that it could be possible to convert the entire solar spectrum into electricity with high efficiency. Citation: Sunlight funnel collects light from all directions (2018, March 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-sunlight-funnel.html Tweaking quantum dots powers-up double-pane solar windows Randomly oriented light-harvesting pigments (green) funnel the sun’s energy to other molecules (red) that all have the same orientation, which diret the energy onto a photoconversion device. Credit: Pieper et al. Published in Nature Communicationscenter_img © 2018 Phys.org The scientists, led by Peter Jomo Walla at the University of Braunschweig in Germany, have published a paper on the light-harvesting funnels in a recent issue of Nature Communications.Although other solar concentrators exist that collect the sun’s energy from large areas and direct it onto smaller areas, these devices face certain limitations. For instance, they don’t work well in the shade, instead requiring direct solar irradiation, and as a result they usually rely on active sun-tracking systems. Nature has shown, however, that it’s not impossible to design a solar collector that overcomes these limitations. In living organisms that use photosynthesis, hundreds of randomly oriented pigments absorb photons even from indirect light, and funnel the energy toward a photosynthetic reaction center. Each step in this process occurs with nearly 100% efficiency.In the new study, the researchers modeled the new light-harvesting funnels on nature’s design. The devices consist of a large number of randomly oriented “donor” pigments that can absorb light from nearly all incident angles, and funnel it onto a smaller number of “acceptor” molecules that are all oriented in a single direction in order to direct the light onto a photoconversion device. This concept can reduce the intrinsic losses of previous solar concentrators to below 10%.”By minimizing intrinsic loss mechanisms of previous light concentrators, I believe we have found a concept and an affordable realization that can help lead to the more widespread use of precious high-performance photovoltaics,” Walla told Phys.org.In tests, the researchers demonstrated that the new solar concentrator absorbs approximately 99% of the incident light, with minimal losses due to reabsorption and reflection. The device also has a light redirection quantum efficiency of 80%, which the researchers note is the most important parameter as it depends on the particular wavelength of the photons. In the future, the researchers expect that these devices can be stacked on top of each other, with each device containing different pigments corresponding to different spectral ranges of sunlight. As the device materials are affordable, a stacked structure could lead to a low-cost, efficient method of collecting the sun’s energy from across the entire solar spectrum. “The pigments used in our proof-of-principle study currently cover only the blue spectral range and are not stable enough for long-term exposure to sunlight,” Walla said. “However, our concept allows for screening a multitude of additional stable pigments of different colors for their ability to act either as light-harvesters or light-redirectors. We are very enthusiastic about finding further suitable pigments and stacked architectures to ultimately cover the entire solar spectrum with high efficiency.” More information: Alexander Pieper et al. “Biomimetic light-harvesting funnels for re-directioning of diffuse light.” Nature Communications. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-03103-4 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Today is byelection day in Ward 20

first_imgToday (November 9), by-elections are taking place in Ward 20, Acaciavale area, to elect a new councillor.This comes in the wake of the ambush attack that claimed the life of Khanyisile Ngobese-Sibisi, who was a candidate for the ANC in the build-up to the August 3 local government elections.The African National Congress (ANC), Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) and Democratic Alliance (DA) will be competing, each trying to get the votes needed to secure Ward 20.The voting polls in Ward 20 are situated at the Acaciavale Clinic, Acaciavale Primary School and KwaMthandi next to the hall.The top three candidates who will be competing in the by-elections are: Thabisile Njoko (ANC), Siphamandla Mduduzi Njoko (IFP) and Sizwe Sithebe (DA). WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Special votes were done yesterday, leaving today as the last day to cast your vote.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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Forty years of excellence for WA tourism

first_imgSource = WA tourism Call for nominations for 2012 Perth Airport Western Australian Tourism Awards Industry award named after Sir David BrandNominations for the 2012 Perth Airport Western Australian Tourism Awards have opened, Tourism Minister Kim Hames said today.Dr Hames said this year was the 40th anniversary of the awards. Western Australia was the first State or Territory to introduce an annual awards program“These awards are delivered by Tourism Council WA and have a rich history. They were instigated by the WA Department of Tourism in 1972 and named in honour of Sir David Brand, the longest-serving WA Premier,” Dr Hames said.The Minister said by acknowledging and promoting achievements in the industry the State Government was going a long way towards setting the standards visitors expected and deserved.“Providing visitors with top quality products and services is the best way to continue to attract people to the State,” he said.“I encourage all those involved in WA tourism to celebrate your industry and get involved in the 2012 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards.”The 40th annual WA Tourism Awards Gala Dinner will be held in the Grand Ballroom at the Burswood Entertainment Complex on Saturday November 10, 2012. “This will be a spectacular night as we celebrate the past and present achievements of tourism in WA,” Dr Hames said. last_img read more

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First Valuation Names New COO

first_imgFirst Valuation Names New COO In Colorado, First Valuation announced the promotion of Brandy May to the new position of COO.May has more than 17 years of experience in the property valuation industry. She has served in a number of roles throughout her tenure at First Valuation, working to implement new valuation products to its growing portfolio and building on client relations strategies.Working out of the company’s corporate headquarters in the Denver area, May will assume oversight for First Valuation’s day-to-day operations to ensure quality and timely delivery of its products. She will report to CEO Walt Coats. May 1, 2014 476 Views in Headlines, News, Uncategorizedcenter_img Share First Valuation Movers & Shakers Valuation 2014-05-01 Tory Barringerlast_img read more

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VANCOUVER — Joy Kogawa is giddy about the miracle

first_img VANCOUVER — Joy Kogawa is giddy about the “miracle” of technology allowing people to learn about Canada’s racist past that forced thousands of citizens like her out of their homes and into internment camps during the Second World War.“It’s wonderful to me that the story that I lived through can be part of this generation’s knowledge,” the writer and poet says from her home in Toronto.Kogawa, 83, chronicled her family’s internment experience in the British Columbia Interior town of Slocan and their forced labour at a sugar beet farm in Coaldale, Alta., in her acclaimed 1981 novel “Obasan.”She was six years old in 1942 when her older brother Timothy and their parents were stripped of their property and belongings after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor changed the lives of 22,000 Japanese-Canadians, most of whom were born in Canada but classified as a threat to national security. Their American counterparts were also interned but their homes and businesses were not confiscated and sold.Now, Kogawa has written the script for an interactive augmented reality experience called “East of the Rockies,” which brings to life a dark chapter in Canada’s history through the story of a 17-year-old girl named Yuki who is sent to the same camp where Kogawa’s family was taken.  The project, available March 1 through Apple’s App Store, was developed by digital production agency Jam3 and co-produced by the National Film Board. It allows users to tap, swipe and zoom in on objects in the camp, such as Yuki’s beloved family record player, and hear music they listened to in their cramped space shared with a new mother desperately trying to care for her twin babies, along with her grandfather.Archival photos of other Japanese families, complete with details about the conditions they endured, often while separated, can also be accessed through the app.Dirk Van Ginkel, a creative director with Jam3, who considered the nearly two-year project a labour of love as he worked with his then-colleague Jason Legge, says the pair played games on PlayStation with Kogawa to get her used to the idea of interactive technology.“Instead of consuming content just linearly, you are in charge of what you’re looking at and how you’re looking at it,” Van Ginkel says. Facial features of the characters are obscured because those detained in the camp were “not seen as humans,” Van Ginkel adds.The technique also seems to tap into the harsh tempo of current populist views in some countries that Kogawa says could propel a return to racist policies mirroring those of the 1940s and impact the lives of people around the world.Kogawa says the fear and resentment she witnessed as a child who looked different from the majority fuelled a lot of suffering including her mother’s breakdown. But she is proud of Canada’s current stance on immigration, calling the country a “beacon of hope.”Back then, however, Japanese-Canadians were given the choice of being deported to Japan or moving east of the Rockies after the war ended, says Kogawa, who was born in Vancouver and is a Nisei — someone born in North America to parents who immigrated from Japan.“A lot of people did come to Toronto but they were scattered across the country,” she says, adding that dispersal made it tough to retain their culture, with more than 90 per cent of Japanese-Canadians intermarrying and “essentially disappearing” or remaining single.“The other day I went to a nursing home and there were two old Niseis, neither of whom had been married. And they had nobody to visit them, no family. That’s the tragedy of the first generation.”Kogawa’s 21-year-old granddaughter, Anne Canute, narrates “East of the Rockies,” in which her displaced character reminisces on a teenage crush while trying to reckon with the reality of losing the family’s home in Vancouver: “I wonder who’s sleeping in my bedroom? Who has all our things?”Canute says she grew up listening to her grandmother’s stories about her uprooted childhood and the racial tensions that swirled across Canada toward Japanese-Canadians but didn’t learn much about that history until after high school, thinking: “‘Wow, this is just a weird thing that happened to my family.’”“I think the dispersal of community and lack of ability to practise culture was really impactful for both my grandmother and my mother and me,” says Canute, a fourth-year University of B.C. student whose studies include Asian migration and the development of those communities in Canada.The National Film Board’s website includes a free downloadable English and French PDF learning kit based on “East of the Rockies” for high schools, featuring lessons on life in the various internment camps, repatriation and the impact of Canada’s policies on future generations.— Follow @CamilleBains1 on Twitter.Camille Bains, The Canadian Press by Camille Bains, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 27, 2019 5:31 am PDT Canada’s dark war-time past illuminated in NFB project with writer Joy Kogawa Writer Joy Kogawa is photographed in her Toronto home on Friday, February 22, 2019. Kogawa is giddy about the “miracle” of technology allowing people to learn about Canada’s racist past that forced thousands of citizens like her out of their homes and into internment camps during the Second World War. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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Fullerton whose tea

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