Advertisement Login/Register With: Toronto is the fourth stop on a six-city tour. Kusama’s exhibition opens at the AGO March 3 and will run until May 27. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement If you’re wondering why the outside of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is covered in dots, take a peek inside because the much anticipated Infinity Mirrors exhibit has landed in Toronto.Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, 88, has had an obsession with dots. She’s still using them in her studio, now painting them primarily on canvases and sculptures.“For her the pocket dot is a symbol of life, of nature of connectivity,” said Adelina Vlas, the AGO’s associate curator of contemporary art. “Back in the 60s she used to cover herself and the idea was that with dots you obliterate yourself… you shed any sign of individuality and you become one.”Some of Kusama’s earlier work included phallic shapes covered in her famous polka dots. ( Martin Trainor/CBC News) Advertisement Room, Dots Obsession – Love Transformed into Dots, features large dotted balloons surrounded by mirrors. It was made in 2007. (Martin Trainor/CBC News) Facebook Twitter
Catholic bishops news conference only adds confusion around Popes apology to residentialCatholic bishops news conference only adds confusion around Popes apology to residential
Sinclair was accompanied by NDP-MPs Charlie Angus and Romeo Saganash (Abitibi-Baie-James-Nunavik-Eeyou), who bashed the bishops’ behaviour.“I am disgusted,” said Saganash, a Cree politician from Quebec who survived 10 years in residential school.“To state ‘the Catholic church as a whole in Canada was not associated with the residential schools’ pushes this church towards very irresponsible, historical, revisionism,” added Angus (Timmins-James Bay), a Catholic.Sen. Murray Sinclair, who chaired the TRC, said it was sad to see the church try and distance itself from the issue now.“They’re not taking responsibility and that’s a shame,” he said.It took survivor Evelyn Korkmaz, who shared the stage with the politicians, to clarify the subject.“The church has acknowledged wrongdoing,” she said. “So all we’re asking for is a verbal apology.”Korkmaz attended notorious St. Anne’s residential school in Angus’s riding, whose survivors are battling Ottawa for the same compensation offered other survivors.Angus, who has been championing their fight, said the church has to apologize and noted he was “distressed” Canadian bishops weren’t insisting he do that.But Gagnon defended the head of the church.“I agree with the way the Pope is handling this in waiting for an opportune time,” he said.“He has been invited to Canada from the prime minister, from three of our presidents of the Catholic conference of bishops of Canada…His response had to do with Call to Action No. 58 and its rather strict confines.”Pope Francis has apologized to Indigenous peoples in Bolivia for the impact of colonialism and said sorry to survivors of priestly sexual abuse in Ireland.“We have a track record with this Pope who is not afraid to confront the hard issues,” Gagnon email@example.com (Residential school survivor Evelyn Korkmaz, left, Senator Murray Sinclair, and NDP MP Romeo Saganash at a news conference in Ottawa) Kathleen MartensAnnette Francis APTN NewsA news conference to clear the air about the Pope’s apology to Indian residential school survivors only seemed to confuse things further.Bishop Lionel Gendron told reporters in Ottawa Wednesday the Catholic church is a “decentralized” organization and Pope Francis can’t be held responsible for what others have done.But Senator Murray Sinclair called that “a failure” and said the apology demanded by his Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) is needed by survivors to heal.Senior leaders of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops addressed the media in Ottawa in front of an NDP motion to be tabled in the House of Commons calling on Pope Francis to apologize for residential schools. The motion failed after one MP voted no. It’s not clear who voted against it, but in a scrum prior to Question Period, Conservative Indigenous Affairs Critic said it has no place in parliament.“We like to keep a separation between church and state in terms of Parliament directing specific actions,” she said. “And I think we also believe that that’s an important distinction to keep, which the other parties don’t believe.”The bishops said the Pope may apologize in person if he came to Canada and met with Indigenous peoples.But according to Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of Winnipeg and vice-president of the CCCB, the church has already done so, said.“The pope never said he wouldn’t apologize,” Gagnon said. “What the Holy Father did say was he would not personally respond to (TRC) call to Action 58.”Does that mean Yes or No the Pope will apologize?“Our concern is that it’s important to clear up any misconceptions that are out there and correct any inaccuracies,” Gagnon added.The answer confused reporters who continued to yell questions as the black-robed religious figures left the room.APTN Reporter Annette Francis gives us more from the news conference in Ottawa
Lower gas prices slow annual inflation rate to Bank of Canadas 2Lower gas prices slow annual inflation rate to Bank of Canadas 2
OTTAWA — Canada’s price picture softened to two per cent last month following a sharp drop in gasoline prices compared to a year ago.Statistics Canada’s annual inflation number for June hit the Bank of Canada’s ideal target as it came down from 2.4 per cent in May.The result matched the expectations of economists, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.Consumers paid more last month compared with a year earlier for fresh vegetables, auto insurance and mortgage borrowing costs, while they saw lower price tags for gas, internet services and digital equipment.Leaving out gas prices, Statistics Canada says last month’s annual inflation number was 2.6 per cent.The average of Canada’s three gauges for core inflation, which are considered better measures of underlying price pressures by omitting volatile items like gasoline, decelerated slightly to 2.03 per cent, down from 2.07 per cent the previous month.The Canadian Press
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Ohio State mens lacrosse set to open season on the road againstOhio State mens lacrosse set to open season on the road against
Freshman attackman JT Blublaugh (9) looks for an open teammate during a game against Robert Morris Feb. 1 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. OSU won, 11-7.Credit: Ryan Robey / For The LanternWith the preseason wrapping up and the regular season set to get underway, the No. 9 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team faces a stiff test right off the bat.The Buckeyes are set to travel to Baltimore Sunday to take on No. 13 Johns Hopkins to start their season and ECAC title defense.The Johns Hopkins Blue Jays are looking to start the 2014 season with a signature win after a year where they failed to make the NCAA tournament for the first time in 42 years, the longest active streak of any Division I team in any sport.However, OSU coach Nick Myers said he knows traveling to Homewood Field is not an easy task, and the Buckeyes are going to have to be ready from the first faceoff.“Our kids are going to go in there and know that there’s a great challenge that lies ahead,” Myers said. “For us, right now in February, we know there’s still a lot to work on … we’re hoping we can settle into the game and play 60 minutes of Buckeye lacrosse.”The Blue Jays are returning one of the nation’s most prolific offenses — finishing tied for No. 14 for in the nation with 11.5 goals per game in 2013 — centered around junior attackman Wells Stanwick and senior attackman Brandon Benn.Stanwick, a 2013 Honorable Mention USILA All-American, led Johns Hopkins in points last season with 47 while Benn led the Blue Jays in goals with 34.OSU senior defenseman Joe Meurer said the key to containing the potent Blue Jays offense is sticking to the fundamentals.“It’s just sticking to our keys … having a lot of good communication, good sliding and playing good off-ball defense,” Meurer said. “I think everything will fall into place for us.”OSU features a balanced squad led by two preseason first-team All-Americans in Meurer and junior midfielder Jesse King. King is the Buckeyes’ leading returning scorer after totaling 55 points for the 2013 squad that won the ECAC tournament championship.The Buckeyes’ preseason schedule leading up to Johns Hopkins consisted of three exhibition games against Hill Academy, Navy and Robert Morris. OSU went 2-1 in the three contests, with their only loss coming at the hands of Navy, 15-11, Jan. 25.Meurer said the exhibition games were important for the Buckeyes to get time on the field against real opponents.“It helps us identify a lot of our weaknesses and what we need to work on,” Meurer said. “We were playing really good talent in Navy and Robert Morris, so we definitely gained good experience from the games.”Senior defenseman Darius Bowling said the key for the Buckeyes Sunday is to continue to play at the level they are capable of and not let Johns Hopkins control the game.“I think it’s just playing within ourselves,” Bowling said. “We’ve got to stick to our scheme, trust each other, and trust what we’ve been doing all fall and through the preseason.”Sophomore attackman Carter Brown, who missed all three exhibition games for an undisclosed reason, practiced this week for the Buckeyes and Myers is hopeful he is able to take the field Sunday.“We liked seeing him on the practice field for the first time,” Myers said. “Right now, it’s a wait and see, but it’s certainly nice to have him back.”Game time is set for Sunday at 11:30 a.m.
← Previous Story Maja Zebic stays in Podravka! Next Story → Zarko Sesum from 2011 three years in RNL! Czech Republic national line player, Vaclav Vrany (28) will next two season wear T-shirts of Swiss champion, Kadetten Schaffhausen. Experienced player from Pilsen, who has 50 games for Czech national team (WC in Germany 2007.) played for German second League team, HSC 2000 Coburg season 2009-2010 and two years before in TUSEM Essen, where he came after many years at home ground in Dukla Praha.Kadetten will play next season in Champions League.
Since Andrea Lekic has announced that she will leave Gyor from the next summer in direction Skopje, media speculation began about the girl who will fill that empty space in Hungarian “dream team”. Two names are the most used in rumours – Camila Dalby and Katarina Bulatovic (right on photo). Danish star Dalby is on the end of the contract with Danish TOP team Randers HK. Danish and Hungarian media write about his transfer to Hungary as something what is already finished, but there is no official statement from any side. Second option is probably the best world’s player in 2012, Montenegrian star Katarina Bulatovic, who playing in Oltchim Valcea. It’s not a secret that Romanian team has problem with finance since the start of the season. Bulatovic is probably the most payed player in the world (some speculation going up to 17.000 EURO per month) and that is something what Romanian TOP team can’t afford in current situation. Some media talking about the defeat in the EHF CL TOP 8 against FTC as consequence of poor moment in Romanian team…Gyor is one of the teams who can pay a lot of money and attract world’s star with club’s infrastracture and ambition. Dalby and Bulatovic are TOP names. Hopefully, we will soon find out who is the new member of succesful Hungarian team… ← Previous Story Handballwoche readers choose Gensheimer and Schülke as players of the year 2012 Next Story → Nikola Karabatic given 6 matches ban, Karabatic will appeal the ban Camila DalbyGyor handballKatarina Bulatovic
A BELGIAN-TUNISIAN Al-Qaeda recruiter who allegedly mentored an extremist who shot dead seven people in France this year has been killed in Pakistan, according to the US monitoring service SITE.SITE said a post on an extremist web forum on Monday announced the death of Moez Garsalloui, who had claimed responsibility for one of the attacks carried out by Mohamed Merah in the southern French city of Toulouse in March.Garsalloui was a jihadist recruiter and propagandist formerly based in Belgium and Switzerland, SITE said, who remained focused on signing up militants to attack targets in Europe even after moving to the battlefields and training camps of Pakistan and Afghanistan.The post announcing Garsalloui’s death said he was killed in a “raid”, SITE said without elaborating, having previously escaped bombings in Miranshah, the main town in the North Waziristan district of Pakistan’s lawless tribal areas.No details of the raid were given but the jihadi website announcement appeared a few days after two US drone strikes in North Waziristan killed 23 people, according to Pakistani security sources.The death notice named Garsalloui as the leader of “Jund al-Khilafah”, or Army of the Caliph, a militant unit that claimed responsibility for Merah’s attack outside a Jewish school on 19 March.MentorA forum post from one of Garsalloui’s accounts in April described meeting Merah in Pakistan and mentoring him, SITE said, helping him as he struggled to make himself understood to other fighters in Arabic.Garasalloui and his wife, Belgian-Moroccan jihadist Malika el Aroud, were convicted by a Swiss court in June 2007 for running websites that supported terrorism.He was jailed for three weeks and then moved to Belgium, where he and his wife were accused of recruiting jihadists to fight in Afghanistan.He left Europe in late 2007 and was later identified as a link between Al-Qaeda leaders and a Belgian network that was disrupted by raids in December 2008, accused of planning an imminent attack.- © AFP, 2012Read: French police detain 19 suspected extremists>Read: France: Gunman’s brother charged over murders>Read: Gunman in Toulouse standoff “filmed killings”>
Two men arrested after kicking in window on Dublin busTwo men arrested after kicking in window on Dublin bus
TWO MEN WERE arrested last night after smashing a window on a late-night bus on Dublin’s Dorset Street.The incident occurred on the 122 bus heading to Ashington at around 11.45pm last night. A plain-clothes Garda escorts one of the men off the bus.Witnesses say that two men, aged 19 and 21, boarded the bus on Dorset Street without paying a fare, went upstairs and opened an emergency exit.This forced the driver to stop the bus. The two men then proceeded to begin kicking windows upstairs, smashing one.Gardaí arrived and the two men were arrested. They were taken to Store Street Garda Station and charged with criminal damage.They will appear before Dublin District Court at a later date. A second Garda follows with the other man. Dublin Bus could not comment on the matter because of the arrests, but said that the level of anti-social behaviour on buses is relatively small and decreasing in terms of journeys taken.The company says it has a “strong working relationship” with gardaí and has a number of initiatives to help drivers and passengers stay safe.Read: ‘I’ll run you over’: Dublin Bus probes driver-cyclist row
Bear Family Relocated From Highway Median Den in MassachusettsBear Family Relocated From Highway Median Den in Massachusetts
Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ Stay on target A family of bears was relocated from a highway median in Massachusetts, and according to officials, the quick rescue operation went “beary well.”On Thursday morning, state police closed an area of Route 2, a four-lane highway in Templeton, to relocate a mother bear and her cubs that set up a temporary den in a nearby highway median, Associated Press reported. State environmental police tranquilized the mother bear, and safely moved the bear clan to a nearby state forest.Everything went beary well! Mother was tranquilized. Mother & cubs have been relocated to a safe location by @MAEnviroPolice & MassWildlife in nearby State Forest.Thank you all for your patience in #MAtraffic while we made this happen. pic.twitter.com/W0QxsIenKQ— Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) March 14, 2019“Everything went ‘beary’ well! Mother bear was tranquilized. Mother and cubs have been relocated to a safe location by Massachusetts Environmental Police and MassWildlife in [a] nearby state forest,” Massachusetts State Police wrote on Twitter. “Thank you all for your patience in #MAtraffic while we made this happen.”Authorities said the bears had to be moved, due to the risk of injury or death for the animals and motorists traveling on Route 2. The highway, which was shut down for roughly 45 minutes, was reopened once the bears were transported.More on Geek.com:Two Leopards Rescued After Falling Into 50-Foot Well While Fighting ‘World’s Sexiest Koala’ Might Be the Hottest Internet SensationPhoto of ‘Enormous’ Wolfdog at Florida Sanctuary Goes Wild on Instagram
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Amanyara Resorts, Autism for Hope Foundation, beaches, Blue Haven, Blue Loos, Chartered Trust, Footsteps4Good, Grace Bay Resorts, Graceway Sports Center, HAB Group, Intercaribbean Airways, interhealth canada, Island Thyme, jill beckingham, KPMG, Misick & Stanbrook, National Cancer Society TCI, Nutrition in Demand, Ocean Club, Olympic Construction, parrot cay, Porters Island Thyme, provo runners, red cross, Rising Stars Basketball Club TCI, Sale Cay Divers, salvation army, Scotiabank, Seven Stars, SNAP (Special Needs Association of Provo), Somerset, Sotheby’s, Stanbrook Law, TCI Red Cross, TCI Youth Center, The Hartling Group, Turks and Caicos Heart Foundation ScotiaBank TCI to become one location, Grace Bay to close July, Grand Turk to close September Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales. 30 Oct 2014 – FOOTSTEPS 4 GOOD – Mrs. Jill Beckingham & Provo Roadrunners.Meeting Spot: MAIN IGA – Leeward HighwayTime: 5:00 am to warm up and register, 5:30 am start.Route: Leeward Highway to BEACHES roundabout to BEACHES and on to KINGSTOWN Corner. Left at Kingstown Corner past Tourist Board to Somerset, to the Sands, to Seven Stars, Leeward Gates, International School (formerly Ashcroft) and end in Blue Haven (formerly Nikki Beach).PRE-REGISTER BY CONTACTING a Provo Roadrunners at : 232-4743, 232-8852 or 241-9366 oremail: firstname.lastname@example.org$20 Registration – water stops, light snacks, gamesTransportation back to IGA will be arranged by Provo Roadrunners.Fund raiser for charity of YOUR choice…Rising Stars Basketball Club TCI, TCI Youth Center, Autism for Hope Foundation, National Cancer Society TCI, SNAP (Special Needs Association of Provo), Salvation Army, TCI Red Cross, Turks and Caicos Heart Foundation, Nutrition in Demand …or a charity of your choice.T-shirts are limited and on a first come first serve basis.Sponsors: Amanyara Resorts, Blue Haven, Interhealth Canada, Parrot Cay, Grace Bay Resorts, Sotheby’s, BEACHES, HAB Group, Misick & Stanbrook, The Hartling Group, Somerset, Stanbrook Law, Scotiabank, Seven Stars, Ocean Club, Island Thyme, Chartered Trust, Intercaribbean Airways, Olympic Construction, Porters Island Thyme, Graceway Sports Center, Blue Loos, Sale Cay Divers, KPMG Recommended for you ScotiaBank Grace Bay closed today, nationwide downsize begins TCI: Savory favors investor residency status, heralds KPMG economic report, says Caicos link is economic lifeline
North to Middle Caicos Causeway behind schedule; residents concerned over Joaquin flooding New Nature Trail in Middle Caicos highlights Caicos Pine PNP open North & Middle Caicos causeway in tribute Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 07 Jan 2015 – A new district commissioner has been hired for Middle Caicos and it is former Beaches assistant operations manager at the Key West Village, and Hotel and Tourism Association Ambassador award winner, Fredrico Johnson. Johnson is not only a descendant of Middle Caicos, according to the Deputy Governor, but his educational background with a degree in International Business from Johnson and Wales University and experience in up close and personal hospitality makes him the ideal fit for the position. Johnson in the statement said: “I am grateful and honored to be given the opportunity to perform in this role for the island of Middle Caicos, a premier outer island destination in the TCI. I am passionate about the growth of the Turks and Caicos Islands and confident that by working along with numerous government services and the stakeholders, we can implement new ideas and initiatives…” And it seems this is where Mr. Johnson was most impressive, his ideas for the country’s largest island which is home to one of the Caribbean’s longest subterranean caves as the DG Anya Wiliams explained, “He has great ideas for the island of Middle Caicos in helping to develop and build a better business sector and to also foster more community spirit on that island.” Related Items:fredrico johnson, Hotel and Tourism Association Ambassador, middle caicos
California border patrol agent pleads guilty to hitting migrant in the faceCalifornia border patrol agent pleads guilty to hitting migrant in the face
Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter August 27, 2019 Posted: August 27, 2019 SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Border Patrol agent in California has pleaded guilty to hitting a migrant in the face and has agreed to resign.The San Diego Union-Tribune says Jason McGilvray entered the plea Thursday in San Diego federal court to a misdemeanor charge of deprivation of rights under the color of law.He was sentenced to a year of probation.McGilvray, who worked in Calexico, said in a plea agreement that in February he detained a migrant who had tried to illegally enter the U.S. by jumping a border fence.The agreement says McGilvray struck the migrant in the face after he was in custody.McGilvray agreed to resign his job. He joined the Border Patrol in 2006. AP California border patrol agent pleads guilty to hitting migrant in the face AP,
Nearly three-quarters (70%) of employees have called their organisation’s employee assistance programme (EAP) for help with mental health problems, according to research by Unum.Unum’s analysis of the 12,610 calls made to its EAP service, provided in conjunction with Lifeworks, between 1 December 2016 and 30 November 2017 also found that of the calls relating to mental health problems, 66% were for anxiety and depression, 13% regarded problems caused by relationship issues and 9% related to bereavement.The research also found:60% of employees who phoned the EAP for mental health problems were offered counselling and 97% were offered an initial appointment within five days. In total, 17,335 counselling sessions were provided between 1 December 2016 and 30 November 2017.92% of employees who were provided with access to counselling support as a result of calling the EAP service saw their mental health improve.22% of employees called the EAP to help with a problem serious enough to affect their performance at work, with 14% wanting support with legal problems and a further 14% looking for guidance on practical problems, for example caring responsibilities.58% of female employees use the EAP.Online support was accessed 74,607 times by employees between 1 December 2016 and 30 November 2017.Ambika Fraser (pictured), head of propositions at Unum, said: “We took the decision to analyse and release these figures to increase awareness of the invaluable support that’s available to hundreds of thousands of UK [employees]. We’re committed to reducing the stigma around mental health concerns and hope the high success rates will encourage more to seek help when they need it.“EAPs are a first line of defence for employers and line managers in protecting the wellbeing of their staff. They provide fast, confidential solutions to all kinds of problems from mental health to debt and relationship worries that could otherwise quickly escalate and impact productivity.”
More Information Needed to Assess DODs Plans to Reduce Workforce GAO ConcludesMore Information Needed to Assess DODs Plans to Reduce Workforce GAO Concludes
Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Pentagon has failed to outline how it plans to achieve savings in its civilian and contractor workforces that the fiscal 2013 defense authorization bill calls for, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).Section 955 of the measure requires the department to achieve savings in the cost of the civilian and contractor workforces from FY 2012-2017 at the same rate as military personnel costs associated with reductions in end strength decline.“While DOD developed a plan for reductions in the civilian workforce, it did not provide details to understand how these reductions would be achieved or any information demonstrating that the goals were being achieved,” the report states.“Without this information, Congress has limited assurance on how the department will achieve required savings and whether the savings will be achieved in a manner that is consistent with workforce management laws,” GAO said.DOD has reduced the size of its civilian workforce by 3.3 percent from FY 2012-2016, but civilian personnel costs dropped by only 0.9 percent, the agency found. Over the same period, military end strength has declined by about 6 percent, and personnel costs have fallen by about 8 percent.The congressional watchdog agency found that the Pentagon would need to reduce spending on its contractor workforce by about $4.1 billion from FY 2012-2017 to match the planned reduction in military forces over the same period.“At a time when the entire federal government is facing fiscal challenges that are likely to continue, DOD must plan strategically for reductions to its civilian and contractor workforces to achieve savings,” the report stated, according to the Military Times.