(Wab Kinew. Photo by Anthony “Thosh” Collins)By Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsWab Kinew is considering a run for national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, APTN National News has learned.Kinew, an award-winning journalist and educator whose name recognition has grown since he hosted CBC’s 8th Fire series in 2012, was expected to come to a decision as early as Tuesday, according to source who would be involved in heading up a campaign team.The source said Kinew, 32, was seeking spiritual advice before making a final decision.“He is doing sweats this evening,” said the source, who requested anonymity until Kinew made a final decision.A “full-fledged” organization is in place and ready to back him and includes experienced hands who’ve been involved in national leadership campaigns dating back to the National Indian Brotherhood, the pre-cursor to the AFN, said the source.If he decides to run, Kinew would be vying to lead an organization at one of the lowest ebbs of its history following the sudden resignation of Shawn Atleo, said the source.“You can’t agree on anything, there is no trust, there is no leadership…You are at your weakest point and you have a powerful adversary,” said the source. “You need to be strong, you need to have a strong voice…That’s what the AFN needs, that is what First Nations need, that is what Idle No More needs.”The source said Kinew reminded him of Noel Starblanket who was National Chief of the National Indian Brotherhood from 1976 to 1980. Starblanket became chief of his community, Starblanket First Nation, at age 24.“Starblanket came out of nowhere and he had an awesome run,” said the source. “He could mobilize people, he was emotional, he had conviction…He went on to become a great national chief. Prime ministers feared him. He was a powerful leader.”Starblanket also helped the NIB transition into the AFN, said the source. The AFN is at a similar cross-roads, said the source.The AFN’s chiefs will decide on the electoral process to replace Atleo during a planned meeting in Ottawa on May 27.The national chief of the AFN is elected by First Nation chiefs.Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde is widely expected to again seek the leadership of the AFN. Bellegarde is making phone calls seeking support, but his flip-flop on Bill C-33, the First Nation education bill, and his opposition to the Confederacy of Nations, which is supported by chiefs in his own region, may have fatally weakened his chances.Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Derek Nepinak is also facing pressure to run for national chief. Nepinak, however, is currently planning on seeking re-election to continue leading the AMC.Nepinak is expected to back Kinew if he puts his name on the AFN ballot.“Nepinak is a part of a very powerful movement, the historic numbered treaty group, it’s a pretty big block,” said the source.Kinew most recently left his mark on mainstream Canada through his robust defence of Joseph Boyden’s Orenda novel on CBC’s Canada Reads, a type of literary Survivor where books get voted off the island until only one remains.Kinew is also a correspondent for Fault Lines, a flagship Al Jazeera documentary program. His work with the international news network has taken him to Yemen, the U.S.-Mexico border and Elsipogtog to cover the explosive shale gas protests in New Brunswick.Kinew has won the Adrienne Clarkson RTNDA Award, and a Gabriel Award for his journalism.He is also director of Indigenous inclusion at the University of Winnipeg.APTN National News could not reach Kinew Monday email@example.com@JorgeBarrera
Ranger manager Steven Gerrard has lauded the additions of Jermain Defoe and Steven Davis to his squad this January.Defoe is on an 18-month loan from Bournemouth, while Davis has returned to Rangers from Southampton on an initial six-month loan subject to international clearance.Defoe made his intention for the club this season known via Twitter where he tweeted: ‘Let’s bring that trophy home boss.’Gerrard who played with Defoe in the national team told Daily Mail:Owen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“He is an exceptionally talented striker and vastly experienced footballer who has scored goals at every club he has played for.“He will be a great addition to our dressing room and we look forward to integrating him into the squad whilst we work in Tenerife over the next week.”Steven Gerrard’s Rangers are hoping to lift the Scottish Premier League this season after a long period of dominance by defending Champions Celtic.
The Corps of Engineers began a 90-day public comment period March 1 for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) for the project, which according to some is not a sufficient amount of time. The corps has received a number of requests to extend the 90-day period and is considering those, but so far it has not received a strong reason for an extension. On the other hand, critics of the project have criticized the substance of the review and say the process has been rushed. When the draft review was released last month, Pebble partnership CEO Tom Collier said the partnership saw “no significant environmental challenges that would preclude the project from getting a permit.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Proponents of the proposed copper mine near Bristol Bay testified on Monday during a House Resources Committee meeting. Biologist Daniel Schindler: “In a nutshell Alaskans should be dismayed; Alaska’s leaders should be outraged. The Army Corps of Engineers should be ashamed of themselves and embarrassed if they are going to put this environmental impact statement forward as a piece of credible science, it is not.” In December 2017, the Pebble Limited Partnership submitted its application with the corps to initiate permitting for a 20-year mine development plan for the Pebble Deposit. The project has a smaller footprint, has no major mine facilities in the Upper Talarik drainage, and will not use cyanide for secondary gold recovery, as originally planned. Mike Heatwole, VP Public Affairs, Pebble Partnership: “One of the big issues we’ve heard over the years was the issue of size, and could we do something that was smaller. That’s what we’ve brought forward.” The next phase is public review and comment period in order to inform and guide the development of the final EIS and record of decision for the project.
Kangana Ranaut loses cool when asked about rape charges on Aditya PancholiInstagram video screenshotKangana Ranaut recently lost her cool when one reporter asked her about accusations of rape against Aditya Pancholi. The actress slammed the reporter by saying that, “you can be behind the bars”.The Manikarnika actress told the reporter that one cannot name the complainant in such cases. “Media should be responsible. These issues should not be sensationalised. And you cannot take the name of the applicant, you will be behind bars if you do so,” an angry Kangana told the reporter when she asked her to comment on filling rape case against Pancholi.While it was believed that Kangana has filed a rape case against Pancholi, the actress’ sister Rangoli Chandel on Twitter stated that she filed the case and not Kangana. Rangoli in her tweets said that she filed the case against Pancholi as the latter has been filing multiple cases against Kangana.”Kangana has openly spoken about her struggles, she feels that’s more important, in her own words she always says, I am not fighting these men I am fighting male chauvinism, I HAVE FILED A CASE ON PANCHOLI, she hasn’t… kitni bar samjhaoon? Pancholi and his wife attacking her everyday and filing many cases what am I supposed to do? People should condemn them but no one saying anything to full time criminal family, when Kangana never filed any case why should media take her name?” she said in her tweet.It is to be mentioned, Kangana, who was in a relationship with Pancholi years ago, had earlier filed a case against him, accusing him of physical and sexual assault. In response to that, Pancholi had filed a defamation case against the actress. Hence, it is little perplexing when Rangoli says that she filed the fresh rape case against Pancholi and not Kangana.Watch the video of Kangana losing cool on the journalist:
Yuvan Shankar Raja.PR HandoutYuvan Shankar Raja, who is basking in the success of Nerkonda Paarvai, has bagged two biggies back-to-back. He will reportedly score music for Ajith’s next movie, presently being referred to as Thala 60. But the much bigger news is that he has bagged a Rajinikanth film.The makers of Nerkonda Paarvai have reportedly offered to make their next movie with the same team. It will be an action thriller produced by Boney Kapoor and directed by H Vinoth. The producer is expected to announce the news formally soon.On the other hand, Siruthai Siva has also approached Yuvan for his film with Rajinikanth. If the reports are true, it will be for the first time that he would score music for the Tamil superstar’s film.The movie, presently referred to as Thalaivar 168, is funded by Sun Pictures. The shooting will begin once Rajini wraps up the shoot of his upcoming movie Darbar, directed by AR Murugadoss.Apart from these films, Yuvan has a hand full of movies that include Venkat Prabhu’s Maanaadu and PS Mithran’s Hero.He started his career at the age of 16 in 1997. Since then, he has seen many highs and lows in his career. Yuvan has scored music for over 100 movies.Nerkonda Paarvai Success Meanwhile, Nerkonda Paarvai has got a flying start at the Tamil Nadu box office. The movie, which opened to positive reviews on 8 August, has grossed Rs 5.55 crore in Chennai in the opening weekend.
Story Links University of Louisville women’s tennis (5-0) battles Charles Southern (1-0) Saturday, Feb. 2 in Greenville, South Carolina for the Cardinals first road trip of the season.UofL has outscored their opponents thus far with the combined scores of 28-7. The Cards have two players at 5-0 in singles in junior Raven Neely and sophomore Nikolina Jovic.Redshirt senior Aleksandra Mally has won her past three matches at No. 1 for head coach Mark Beckham.Charleston Southern dropped its season opener 4-0 to Clemson. The Buccaneers are coming off an 11-8 season and were selected third in the Big South preseason poll.Sophomore Madalina Man returns to CSU after earning first team Big South honors. Man will be leaned on to carry the load after the departure of seniors Sophie Cloessner and Valeria Koussenkova.Head coach Anca Dumitresu has a trio of seniors in Flippa Ericason, Kimberley Koerner and Yana Morar. Korner recorded nine wins at singles last year while Ericason posted eight.Sophomore Michelle Schmitz posted five wins and will be expected to contribute more this season. Freshman Tiffany Pyritz enters as the fifth ranked player out of North Carolina.The Buccaneers also added Wofford transfer Liz Williams who is eligible to play this season.Louisville will play Furman on Sunday, February 4. The Paladins enter the weekend with a 2-0 record. Furman blanked Elon, 7-0, to open the season on Jan. 20, then defeated Georgia State, 5-2, on Jan. 21. Sunday’s match versus the Cardinals marks the sixth meeting between the two teams. Louisville defeated Furman, 6-1, last season in Louisville, to take a 3-2 series lead. Print Friendly Version
GAYSTARNEWS- Cher’s FernandoThanks to Buzzfeed, we can now have a first look at Cher’s role of Ruby. In this 45 second clip, Ruby belts out the song Fernando. Fernando is ABBA’s first non-album single. It was originally released in March of 1976.If that teaser simply wasn’t enough, you can listen to the full track below:[embedded content]Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . On top of the original cast (Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, etc.), pop idol Cher joins the film as Donna’s mom, Ruby.Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again!The film picks up five years after where the original story left off. Sophie (Seyfried) is pregnant with her partner’s child and is running her mother’s (Donna, played by Streep) villa. During a turbulent time in Sophie’s relationship with her partner, Sky, she discovers more about her mom’s past. A surprise comes for Sophie in the form of her grandmother, Ruby, who she has never met. Cher sings Fernando in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again The much-anticipated sequel to 2008’s Mamma Mia! is hitting theaters in the United States and United Kingdom on 20 July. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Read the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/cher-sings-fernando-in-mamma-mia-here-we-go-again/
Punter found hiding in bushes Driver named following fatal collision Firefighters are tackling a vehicle fire on the M6 motorway near Stoke-on-Trent this morning. Inrix, the traffic data company, reports one lane is shut due to the fire on the southbound carriageway at J16 ( A500 /Stoke-on-Trent/ Crewe ). The fire was first reported at around 5am today (Tuesday April 23). A Highways England spokesman said: “M6 J16 Barthomley outhbound. Traffic officers currently have a Lane one closure implemented for a vehicle fire between the slips. “Also Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service have the southbound entry slip blocked which is causing congestion on the roundabout. Please take care in the area.” Three fire engines from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are also dealing with a fire at a commercial premises in Hanley today. We’ll bring you an update when we get one. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Police search for missing woman Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play . Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram . 05:55Update – sliproad now reopenedA Highways England spokesman said: “Slip has now re-opened, however the Lane 1 closure on the main carriageway will remain for recovery of vehicle. Please take care in the area.”
April 25, 2008 [front row from left]: David Tollas – Construction Manager, baby Sasha Tollas, Nadia Begin – Ceramics Staff, Matteo Di Michele – Workshop Coordinator, Italian Project coordinator, Erin Jeffries – Public Relations, and Bernadette O’Neill – Landscaping Crew. [behind Erin Jeffries and Bernadette, from left]. Tomiaki Tamura – Cosanti Foundation Director, Mary Hoadley – Cosanti Foundation Director and Treasurer, David DeGomez – Maintenance Crew. [sitting on the steps, from left]: Mario Andres Botero Giraldo – Planning Intern, Anna Greenberg – volunteer in the Foundry and Bakery, Ron Chandler – Landscaping Coordinator, Colleen Reckow – Ceramics Staff, Starlyn Cag [red sweater, Arcosanti Scholarship], Shara Brown – Construction Volunteer. [second row from top, from left]: Gabriel Hendrix – Foundry Crew, Scott Riley – Utilities Manager, in front of Lisa Willott is Melissa Soluskie – Construction Crew and Garden Volunteer, Joelle McTigue – Ceramics Staff and Archives Volunteer, Gregg Elliott – Workshop participant, Yong Su Park – Workshop participant, Antonio De Biase – Workshop participant, Jose Masaoy – Bakery Crew and Garden Volunteer, Daniel Copperman – Workshop participant, Anuj Dayal – Construction Intern, Stefano Galimberti [yellow shirt, Visitor]. [upper row from left]: Paul Vigne – Purchasing and Recycling, Amber Klatt – Archives, Graphics Volunteer and Tour Guide, Jeffrey Michael Graphics Department, Alfonso Elia – Planning Volunteer, Lisa Willott – outgoing Agriculture Manager, Nelson DeLa Rosa – Construction Crew, Cliff Hersted – Foundry Crew and Tourist Office, Brendan Scott – Construction Crew, Maggie Lamb – new Agriculture Manager, Ivan Planes Llull – Visitor. [Not in the photo]: Sue Anaya – Archives, Virginia Bateman – Gallery Crew, Michael Bittman aka Dr. Sparks – Site Electrician, Nick Bortel – Construction Crew, Andy Chao – Foundry Crew, Thomas Crowe – Café Staff, Dean Thomas – Gallery Crew, Cabiria Dourte – Foundry Crew, Linda Fournier – Ceramics Staff and Accounting, Amarillis Fuentes – Café Staff, Shane Hayden – Workshop participant, Will Holman – Construction Crew, Jim Hornberger – Foundry Manager, Melanie Husband – Accounting, Workshop Coordination Staff and Café Staff, Carri Krueger – Guest Services and Café Staff, Peter Lindgren – Café Manager, Rebecca Manning – Cermiacs Staff, Murray Natkie – Bakery Staff, Kelly Pai – Foundry Staff, Katie Schroeder – Garden Crew, Randall Schultz – Maintenance Manager, Paolo Soleri – Chief, Darina Trendafilova – Garden and Archives Volunteer, Errin Turner – Café and Gallery Staff, Ed Werman – Ceramics Manager, Tucker Zenskie – Foundry Staff. Kids: Tristan Tollas, Zeb, Jasper and Cyrus Hornberger, Charlie Wicker. [Photo & text: sa]