SA judge heads UN racism review

first_imgJody Kollapen (right), listens intently as Judge Navanethem Pillay addresses human rights activists during a special briefing on the Durban Review Conference. (Image: Khanyi Magubane)Khanyi MagubaneSouth African judge Navanethem Pillay, the newly appointed United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, is serious about upholding human rights.On Friday Pillay – who is based in Geneva for the duration of her term – visited the South African Human Rights Commission, on the invitation of commission chair Jody Kollapen. There she met with some of the country’s leading human rights groups, and spoke passionately about the upcoming Durban Review Conference, due to take place in Geneva on 20 to 24 April this year.“We have a shared commitment to take part in the human rights agenda, and during the Durban Review Conference, we will be looking at what the countries who attended the racism conference eight years ago did to implement the decisions taken at that conference,” she said.The Durban Review conference will assess the implementation of the resolutions adopted during the 2001 UN World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance in Durban. It was attended by over 10 000 people from across the world.The conference ended with the adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (DDPA), which gave recommendations on how to combat racism and racial discrimination.In 2006, the UN General Assembly decided to convene a review conference, in which the DDPA would convene again in 2009.Pillay’s department, the Human Rights Council, was mandated to spearhead this programme.The UN has since convened three plenary sessions in preparation for the upcoming conferenceThe first Substantive Session of the Preparatory Committee for the Durban Review Conference met in Geneva in May 2008, the second took place in October and the third is scheduled for mid-April, just before the start of the main conference.During the sessions, several NGOs were given an opportunity to give their input into the draft outcomes documents that will be used as a guide for all of those attending the conference.In a 23 January letter to the NGO Civicus, Pillay stressed the importance of having all countries in the world attend the conference. This was shortly after Canada announced it would be withdrawing from the round table.“I grew up in Durban, South Africa, under a system of apartheid that institutionalised racial discrimination, denying equal rights of citizenship to all those who were not white,” Pillay wrote.In the letter, Pillay recalled how painful it was when she later served as a judge on the Rwanda Tribunal on genocide, where once again it was evident how discrimination – by race or tribe – could cripple a society,“I came to know in painful detail, killing by killing, the unimaginable destruction of humanity when ethnic hatred explodes into genocide. I know that the consequences of allowing discrimination, inequality and intolerance to fester and spiral out of control can be genocidal.”At the 2001 conference, Israel and the US walked out of the conference after Israel’s policy on the Palestinians was likened to apartheid. Canada decided to pull out of the 2009 review conference, saying the meeting “would likely degenerate into … expressions of intolerance and anti-Semitism”.Born into lawNavanethem Pillay is considered a pioneer among South Africa’s legal fraternity.Born in 1941, she holds a BA and a LLB from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal.She also has a Master of Law degree and a Doctorate of Juridical Science from Harvard University.Her career started in KwaZulu-Natal, where she was the first woman to practise law in the province in 1967.She represented many anti-apartheid activists, many times exposing the torture her clients had suffered at the hands of apartheid police.Pillay is also credited as one of the few lawyers who played a pivotal role in fighting for key prisoner’s rights on Robben Island, where many activists were incarcerated.Pillay also lectured at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and was later appointed vice-president of the then-University of Durban Westville (now incorporated into University of KwaZulu-Natal).In 1995, she was appointed a high court judge and, in the same year, was asked to serve on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. She held the latter post for eight years, four of them as tribunal president.In 2003 she was appointed as a judge on the International Criminal Court in The Hague, where she remained until August 2008.The following month, she started her new job as the UN high commissioner for Human Rights.Pillay has also played a fundamental role in fighting for women’s rights. As a member of the Women’s National Coalition, she contributed to the inclusion of an equality clause in South Africa’s Constitution, considered one of the most enlightened in the world.The clause prohibits any discrimination on grounds of race, religion and sexual orientation.She is also a cofounder of Equality Now, an international women’s rights organisation, and has been involved with other organisations working on issues relating to children, detainees, victims of torture and of domestic violence, and a range of economic, social and cultural rights.Do you have queries or comments about this article? 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Wheat harvest kicking off for for 2017

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Combines started rolling in southern Ohio last week where the start of wheat harvest was running a week or so ahead of schedule.Scott Metzger of Pickaway County took a wheat harvest selfie.Scott Metzger in Pickaway County got started mid-week and the moisture was around 18% and yields were looking promising. Metzger has some frost damage, though, particularly in the low areas, but he is still hopeful for strong yields in his high management wheat.“Our goal is to be done cutting wheat and finish planting double-crop beans on the same day — by July 1. We plant a couple hundred acres of seed wheat and we’ll cut that wet and dry it down, then go into the rest of the wheat. That gives us a jumpstart,” Metzger said. “We’ll double-crop every acre of our wheat.”The odd winter and unusual spring of 2017 has led to many potential challenges for wheat.“Extreme cold weather caused freeze damage to wheat heads, which has resulted in blank heads and could significantly impact yields,” said Matt Hutchison, Product Manager, Seed Consultants, Inc. “Growers have observed the development of diseases such as powdery mildew and Fusarium head blight (scab). Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus has also been present in some fields, a result of feeding by aphids carrying the virus.“Due to warmer-than-normal weather in late winter/early spring, wheat development has been two to three weeks ahead of normal and growers should expect an early harvest. In areas where head blight has developed, growers should adjust combines properly clean out lighter grains impacted by scab.”That early start is important this year (and increasingly important in general) to maximize the chances of meeting increasing quality standards from many end-users of wheat.“Wheat harvest date impacts both grain yield and quality,” said Laura Lindsey, Ohio State University Extension wheat specialist in a recent CORN Newsletter. “Delaying wheat harvest puts the crop at risk for increased disease, lodging, sprouting, and harvest loss. Last year in Clark County, we evaluated wheat harvested on June 29 (at 12% moisture content) and July 8 (at 14% moisture content). Grain moisture increased between June 29 and July 8 due to a 0.58-inch rain between the two dates.“When wheat harvest was delayed until July 8, yield decreased by nine bushels per acre, test weight decreased by 2.9 pounds per bushel, and DON level increased by 0.86 parts per million. Using a grain price of $4.50 per bushel and discounts from a local elevator, the difference the delayed wheat harvest resulted in a loss of $87 per acre compared to the June 29 harvest.”Lindsey is conducting additional research with funding from the Ohio Small Grains Marketing Program comparing grain yield and quality of wheat harvested at around 20% moisture to around 13% moisture.last_img read more

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Finally finished: Cavs-Celtics modify, complete big trade

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Concerned with medical findings after looking at Thomas’ injured right hip, the Cavs have negotiated another draft pick from Boston to compete the mega-deal that stalled, the teams announced in a joint statement early Thursday.The teams modified the original deal and Cleveland will also get a second-round pick in 2020 from the Celtics, a pick it acquired from Miami.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“The trade is now complete,” the teams said in their statement.After days of uncertainty, both sides can move forward toward a 2017 season that will start with the Cavs hosting the Celtics on Oct. 17. After the teams finalize the deal with the league, the Cavs are expected to formally announce a trade that officially ends Irving’s star-crossed tenure in Cleveland.The former No. 1 overall pick grew into one of the NBA’s biggest stars with the Cavs, and he’ll always be remembered for making the go-ahead 3-pointer over Golden State’s Stephen Curry in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals when Cleveland won the title — the city’s first major pro sports championship since 1964.But while he was adored by Cleveland fans, Irving struggled playing in the shadow of LeBron James, and shortly after the Cavs were beaten in this year’s Finals by the Warriors, a disgruntled Irving demanded a trade.He’s joining a Boston team that has been chasing Cleveland in recent years, and he’ll play alongside Gordon Hayward, signed as a free agent by the Celtics this summer.Thomas’ future is not as certain. The 5-foot-8 playmaker was beloved in Boston, but he’ll have to share the stage in Cleveland in a supporting role to James. Thomas is in the final year of his contract and could end up sharing playing time with newly signed Cavs guard Derrick Rose.And, of course, there’s always drama surrounding James, who will try to make his eighth straight Finals before possibly opting out of his contract next summer and hitting the free-agent market again.If he leaves, the Cavs have the first-round pick — maybe even the top pick overall — they got from Boston to help them rebuild.But that’s next summer. For the moment, this chaotic one has finally calmed down. View comments Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games conclusion sees early start to celebrations UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next MOST READ FILE – In this June 7, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) is guarded by Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of Game 3 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Cleveland. Irving gets his new address and Isaiah Thomas gets to play with LeBron. They both can say they won in this Celtics-Cavs blockbuster deal. But the sum of the parts says Cleveland got the better of Boston in this swap of All-Star point guards. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)CLEVELAND — The blockbuster trade, delayed and in jeopardy of dying, is done: Kyrie Irving is headed to the Celtics, Isaiah Thomas is coming to the Cavaliers and the NBA can take a well-earned, late-summer break.For a minute.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:50Trending Articles01:17DTI to cemetery goers: Buy candles and bottled waters in grocery stores, supermarkets01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The teams had a deadline of 10 a.m. Thursday to agree on the trade, which was prompted by Irving demanded to be dealt in July. New Cavs general manager Koby Altman pulled it off by sending the team’s second-best player to the Celtics for Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and an unconditional first-round pick next year.The Cavs had balked at pushing the Aug. 22 trade through last week after Thomas underwent a physical. He tore a labrum last season in the playoffs against Cleveland, and it’s possible he might not be ready for the start of the season.On Tuesday, Thomas told ESPN he is “not damaged” and believes he will return to All-Star form.“There’s never been an indication that I wouldn’t be back, and there’s never been an indication that this is something messing up my career,” Thomas said. “Maybe I am not going to be back as soon this season as everyone wants me to be, but I’m going to be back, and I’m going to be the same player again. No doctor has told me anything different than that.”Thomas decided not to have surgery and has been rehabbing his hip this summer.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

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Pirates slay Lions

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lyceum coach Topex Robinson knew his Pirates would create a massive ripple in NCAA Season 93. He just didn’t expect it to come this early at the expense of defending champion San Beda.ADVERTISEMENT Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Earlier, Jose Rizal U, drawing 26 points from Tey Teodoro, notched its first victory with a 68-54 drubbing of Perpetual Help, while Emilio Aguinaldo College opened its season with an impressive 74-64 victory over St. Benilde.The Pirates got solid contributions across the squad with CJ Perez once again spearheading the charge with 24 points. Mike Nzeusseu had 18 points and 13 rebounds, while Reymar Caduyac shot 16 points and dished out seven assists.Doing most of the damage while Perez rested on the bench, Caduyac, a stocky guard, mustered enough energy to scoot past the San Beda defense for a lay-up with 63 seconds remaining to help seal the victory for the Pirates, 95-89.Robert Bolick finished with 21 points for the Lions, but he lost steam in the end as the Pirates put the clamps on him in crunchtime. San Beda shot 13 of 26 from beyond the arc to stay within striking distance of Lyceum, which led by 12 points in the second period.LYCEUM 96—Perez 24, Nzeusseu 18, Caduyac 16, Marcelino JC 14, Baltazar 9, Marcelino JV 7, Ayaay 4, Tansingco 2, Liwag 2, Santos 0, Ibanez 0, Pretta 0, Cinco 0.ADVERTISEMENT Nonetheless, Robinson showed up for the post-game press conference a very proud man, after the Pirates withstood the Lions’ stellar outside shooting in a 96-91 triumph before a big Friday crowd at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.If there were doubts about the Pirates’ title credentials, they snuffed them out with a gritty performance that saw them absorb the Lions’ best punches, before showing composure down the stretch for their second straight victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsChants of “Viva Pirata” rung through the hallways of the arena as the Pirates celebrated a stunning upset for their first win over the Lions in four years.“Again, we’re blessed to be here,” said Robinson. “To play against San Beda, it takes a lot of grit and perseverance. It was just about never giving up, but it’s not about me, it’s about the players.” FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’center_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ SAN BEDA 91—Bolick 21, Doliguez 19, Soberano 12, Mocon 10, Noah 9, Presbitero 8, Potts 4, Bahio 4, Adamos 2, Tankoua 2, Carino 0, Tongco 0, Abuda 0.Quarters: 24-18, 50-46, 73-75, 96-91 MOST READ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Unbeaten Meralco tackles Ceres El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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AUSSIE MENS 30’S NIGHT OUT WITH THE STARS

first_imgAs many would already be aware, the 2006 Australian Sport Awards were held last Wednesday night, February 22nd, as Darling Harbour in Sydney. The Australian Mens 30’s Touch side was invited to attend the black tie event as a finalist in the ‘Masters Team of the Year’ award, after their stellar performance in claiming the 2005 All Nations Championships.  The afternoon began with team manager Mark Collins and Captain Phil Jarrett collecting Assistant Coach Charlie Borg from Sydney Airport, before meeting Coach David Collins at the Crown Plaza for some quick drinks to calm any nerves.After meeting team members Graham Knights, Kenny Nagas, Jason Yess, Tony Eltakchi and Scott Danswan, the team headed over to the Convention Centre feeling the excitement and anticipation of the night that lay ahead.Led to their table, the team walked past lights, camera and microphones, while walking shoulder to shoulder with sporting stars including Dawn Fraser, Liesel Jones, Paul Roos, Brad Kirk, Anthony Minichello and Brian Goorjian, just to name a few.The reality of what it meant to be named as one of three finalists in their division was beginning to hit home.With their category being the first award of the evening, the side did not have to wait long before they knew the result. Unfortunately, it was not to be, with the Australian Mens Over 55’s Athletics relay team taking out the award. The team had won two gold medals at the recent World Championships in Spain.The disappointment was keenly felt, as the team knew they had achieved fantastic results in New Zealand and were obviously competitive players hoping to win the award. But again, honoured to be named as a finalist, the team relaxed and sat back and enjoyed the rest of the evening together. When the awards were over the Aussie Mens 30’s made the most of their position, taking the opportunity to chat to and get some photos with a few of Australia’s sporting celebrities. After hearing Coach David Collins comment of much he admired and respected Sydney Kings and Australian Boomers coach Brian Goorjian, team member Kenny Nagas sought out the coach and asked him to come and chat to David Collins.David and Brian not only chatted in depth, but exchanged phone numbers, planning to attend each other’s training sessions, which for David was a great thrill indeed.The side then partied their night away, celebrating a great evening and their team’s success. They would like to thank everyone involved in the Touch community for the support and well wishes they received before the awards ceremony.last_img read more

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7 days agoLiverpool facing a jam-packed December schedule

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool facing a jam-packed December scheduleby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool are facing a jam-packed December schedule with their squad being stretched to the limit over the festive period. Jurgen Klopp’s Premier League title chasers will have to play nine matches between December 4 and January 2. The FIFA Club World Cup semi-final and then final or third place play-off will take Liverpool out to Qatar between December 18 and 22. Just four days later, Klopp’s men face a Boxing Day clash away against Leicester.Three days after that, the European Champions welcome Wolves to Anfield.Liverpool kick off their December matches with the Merseyside derby on home soil before facing Bournemouth away, then RB Salzburg in the Champions League on December 10. Then comes another home game against Watford before the Club World Cup kicks off. On January 2, Liverpool face Sheffield United before then can have some recovery time for the first time in a month. last_img read more

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Photos: Cool Graphics Show How Ridiculously Stacked FSU’s 2013 National Title Team Was

first_imgA banner with Florida State's logo on the field before a game.TALLAHASSEE, FL – SEPTEMBER 22: A general view of fans of the Florida State Seminoles during their game at Doak Campbell Stadium on September 22, 2012 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Florida State’s 2013 national title team is widely believed to be one of the most talented college football teams in the modern era, crushing opponents on the way to the BCS title with an average margin of victory of just under 42 points a game.But just how stacked were the Seminoles that year? To put it simply: ridiculously stacked. On Thursday, Seminoles Recruiting tweeted out these cool graphics, boasting that all 22 starters from 2013 are currently playing in the NFL. And the list doesn’t even include kicker Roberto Aguayo, who was selected in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Wow. Teamwork makes the dream work. #TBT #FEARtheSPEAR #ProNoles pic.twitter.com/3xBl6rHSme— Seminoles Recruiting (@FSU_Recruiting) May 26, 2016Here’s a closer look at Seminoles Recruiting’s graphics.FSU offense graphicfsu defense graphicThe debate over the greatest college football team of all time is a regular one, and the 2013 Seminoles belong in the conversation.last_img read more

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Some background on the new Speaker of the BC legislature

first_imgVICTORIA – Political observers were surprised Friday when Opposition Liberal member Darryl Plecas accepted the role of Speaker, despite earlier reassurances he’d given that he would not consider the position. The Speaker traditionally comes from within government ranks, but this move gives NDP Premier John Horgan breathing room for his minority government. Here are some facts about the new Speaker:— Plecas was first elected to the B.C. legislature in 2013 as a member of the Liberal party to represent the riding of Abbotsford South. He won handily against longtime Liberal politician John van Dongen, who left the party earlier in the year to join the provincial Conservatives before running as an Independent. Plecas won re-election in 2017.— While in office, Plecas served as parliamentary secretary for crime reduction and later for seniors health.— Plecas spent 34 years as a criminology professor at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, where he held the position of RCMP research chair and director for the Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research.— He repeatedly turned down offers from the NDP to take on the role of Speaker in the wake of the spring election, saying in one media interview it would be “disrespectful” and “dishonourable” to accept the position. “I would be hurting the Liberal party, in other words hurting the wishes of my constituents, and there’s no way that’s going to happen,” he said in June.— Plecas’s website says he is the grandson of Abbotsford pioneers and has lived in the area with his wife and two sons for the past 37 years.— He is the recipient of various accolades, including the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Award for Public Safety, an award of excellence from the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, a teaching excellence award from the University of the Fraser Valley, the Queen’s Jubilee Medal and the Order of Abbotsford.last_img read more

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Winnipeg in midst of a crystal meth epidemic frontline workers

first_imgBrittany Hobson APTN NewsGrassroots organizations in Winnipeg are calling on the province to address what they are calling a “meth crisis” in the city.This comes following a fire set at a transitional housing complex by a client in the throes of a crystal methamphetamine addiction.On Jan. 7 around 12:30 a.m. a man barricaded himself in a room on the top floor of the Morberg House and set a mattress on fire.A look at the room that was set on fire in the Morberg House. PHOTO: Brittany Hobson/APTNThe man was in the middle of a crystal meth psychosis according to Marion Willis, founder of Morberg House.“We know this person and, believe it or not this person is actually quite a nice guy,” said Willis.“He would never do anything like that except that he had a big slip and the slip was with meth. He entered a deep level of psychosis and that was the outcome.”Staff and founder of Morberg House. PHOTO: Brittany Hobson/APTNThere were about 15 people in the house at the time. No one was injured but Willis said the incident, along with the death of Windy Sinclair , 29, in December, show the extent of the growing crystal meth problem in the city.Sinclair was struggling with a meth addiction at the time her death. Her body was found frozen in a downtown back lane. The mother of four was two-months pregnant at the time. A cause of death has yet to be announced.“The level of meth use in this city has reached an epidemic. The meth psychosis is reaching a crisis that is beyond measure right now,” Willis said.Willis isn’t alone in voicing her concerns. Bear Clan Patrol founder James Favel said the group has seen a significant increase in meth use on the streets.“In our first year of operation, between June and November when the snow fell, we found 12 to 18 needles. The second year we found 300. This last year we’re over 4,000 already.”According to Willis and Favel, accessibility and cost are to blame for the increase. Costs can be as low as $10 for one hit or roughly a quarter of a gram and the high can last for up to 15 hours.Ruth Dixon knows first hand the devastating effects of addiction. Her 28-year-old son started using meth a year ago.“He wasn’t the same after that,” she said. “Once he took it he wasn’t the same. He’s not the son that I knew before.”Dixon works with youth in Winnipeg’s North End. She said the effects from inter-generational trauma are still embedded in the community and kids are seeking ways to self-medicate.“They turn to drugs for comfort, for a way out; to escape. It’s devastating to see our people in that condition,” she said.“Alcohol and marijuana are no longer the painkillers. It’s now stronger drugs.”Winnipeg police are also struggling to address the issue. They say they’ve seen an increase in crystal meth use within the past three years. Adding it’s fueling property crime, violent crime, and dangerous interactions with officers.So far the province has done little work with organizations to combat the crisis, said Willis.“We are the ones that can inform a strategy. We are the ones that can mobilize people and we are the ones that can act quickly, and yet we are invisible to this provincial government,” she said.She wants the province to fund the creation of a drug stabilization unit.Earlier this year the province increased the budget to the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba by $985,500.In a statement to APTN, the office for Minister of Health Kevin Goertzen said, “building upon our experience with opioid addiction, Manitoba’s work with methamphetamine will focus on the development of processes and team work to address challenges with withdrawal management, detoxification and treatment, in order to reduce risks to clients and staff who are working with these individuals.”[email protected]last_img read more

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Ohio State mens hockey swept by No 6 NebraskaOmaha drops to 39

Senior forward Anthony Greco during a game against Canisius on Nov. 13. OSU won 4-1. Credit: Courtesy of OSUWeek after week, Ohio State men’s hockey coach Steve Rohlik preaches how important the special teams game is in hockey and how it determines outcomes more often than not.This weekend in Omaha, Nebraska, his team lost that battle.Coming off of a bye week, OSU (3-9) entered back into the realm of facing opponents ranked in the top 20 after taking three of four games from Mercyhurst and Canisius. The three-game winning streak came to a close as the Scarlet and Gray were swept by No. 6 Nebraska-Omaha (11-2-1) by scores of 3-1 and 6-4 on Friday and Saturday, respectively.After a scoreless first period in Game 1, sophomores Luc Snuggerud and David Pope found the back of the net past OSU junior netminder Christian Frey, putting the Mavericks up 2-0 after 40 minutes of play.OSU senior captain Craig Dalrymple lit the lamp for the second time this season on the power play to put the Buckeyes within one with 7:07 left in the game. Fellow senior captain Anthony Greco and freshman Dakota Joshua assisted on the play.The OSU comeback effort fell short, however, as Nebraska-Omaha junior forward Austin Ortega scored his 10th goal of the campaign into an empty net with one minute and two seconds remaining.The Buckeye power play received seven attempts to make Nebraska-Omaha pay for its mistakes throughout the evening, but the Dalrymple tally was the only one registered on the scoreboard. The Mavericks were unable to convert on any of their three opportunities on the night.Frey made 30 saves on 33 Maverick shots while Nebraska-Omaha freshman netminder Evan Weninger stopped 34 of the 35 pucks sent his way.In Game 2, it was the Mavericks’ turn to enjoy some time with a man advantage, and they cashed in accordingly.Ortega scored his second of the weekend just 30 seconds into the game. But that was followed up by OSU freshman Mike Gillespie’s first collegiate goal four minutes and 22 seconds later.A Tommy Parran game misconduct penalty due to checking from behind combined with a Sasha Larocque boarding penalty put the Buckeyes on a five-on-three disadvantage that they were unable to overcome, as a goal from junior forward Jake Guentzel started a run of four straight goals from the Mavericks, three of which came on the power play.Instead of fading away faced with a 5-1 deficit with 4:23 left in the second period, the Scarlet and Gray battled to the final buzzer.Larocque continued the trend of Buckeyes scoring their first collegiate goals, as the freshman made it a 5-2 game at the 17:28 mark of the middle frame assisted by sophomore Christian Lampasso and Joshua.Then the captains took over in the third period, as Greco and Nick Schilkey made it a 5-4 game with 4:45 remaining in the game.OSU outshot the Mavericks 24-8 in the final 20 minutes.  Again, the rally would end in the form of an empty net goal, this time via Guentzel’s second of the night with 44 seconds left, ending the scoring for the game.Nebraska-Omaha went 3-of-6 on the power play, ending the Buckeyes’ stretch of 18 consecutive killed penalties in the process. OSU went 0-of-2.Junior Matt Tomkins, who started between the pipes for the Buckeyes, was removed after the fifth Maverick goal and replaced by Frey. Tomkins made 18 saves on 23 shots, while Frey stopped all 10 shots he faced. Weninger received the nod again to start for the home team, and he made 42 saves on 46 pucks sent in his direction.The Buckeyes will look to rebound in Minneapolis next weekend, as they are set to take on Minnesota in their Big Ten opener on Friday at 8 p.m., followed by a rematch on Saturday at the same time. read more

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