Row over ban on rallies at College Square

first_imgWest Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s instruction to ban rallies and protests in the city’s College Square, a hub of educational institutes where all major demonstrations are staged, in central Kolkata generated strong reactions from both civil society as well as Opposition parties. While the ban will be in force from Monday, Opposition parties and rights activists made it clear that they will not abide it. Ms. Banerjee announced the decision at a meeting in Chinsurah in Hooghly district on Thursday after a Calcutta University student raised the issue of use of microphones at the agitations at College Square.College Square, a a half square-kilometre park, located on the College Street, has been a hotbed of political activities and agitations since the early 19th century. Even as Kolkata police announced that from Monday no rallies will be allowed at College Square, civil rights organisation the Association for Protection of Democratic Rights (APDR) will hold a demonstration there on that very day against the decision. ‘CM’s fear exposed’“By taking such an autocratic decision the Chief Minister has exposed her own fear of mass movements,” APDR vice-president Ranjit Sur told The Hindu. However, a section of the civil society supported the decision. “College Square has witnessed chaos for several decades due to such protests. Someone has to put an end to it,” Sahitya Akademi awardee poet Subodh Sarkar.Opposition parties, however, accused Ms. Banerjee of “throttling democracy”. “The Chief Minister is afraid of the people as she has realised that the youth in Bengal has seen through her bluff. So she wants to gag the voices of protest,” Communist Party of India-Marxist MP Md. Salim said. Bharatiya Janata Party State president Dilip Ghosh described the ban as “undemocratic”.last_img read more

Sounds of hope from a cycle store in Tinsukia

first_imgThe killing last week of five Bengali villagers in Tinsukia’s Bisonimukh-Kherbari threatens to widen the cracks that have resurfaced in Assam three decades after the violent language agitation as the Centre seeks to push the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.Amid a volatile situation fanned by “inflammatory remarks” from BJP MLAs and ULFA leaders, a Bengali’s passion for sound recording offers a harmonious bridge across the acrimonious divide.Early beginningsRoy Cycle Store was established on Tinsukia’s Gopinath Bardoloi Road by a Bengali railway employee in 1959. It, however, stopped selling bicycles in 1966 and was converted into an electronics shop.The new avatar gave an opportunity to Mr. Roy’s son, Subhash C. Roy, to indulge in his passion for sound recording.In 1971, a touring Assamese theatre group, Abahan, set up camp near the shop and Mr. Roy recorded the group’s popular musical ‘Shakuntala’. His audio cassette of the performance was the first production in Assamese.There was no looking back and cassette recordings of Assamese Bihu songs, children’s songs and music followed, catapulting Mr. Roy into the State’s music and theatre circles.“I did not do it as a commercial venture. I am proud to be a part of the history of Assamese music and play a role, however insignificant it may be,” the 66-year-old Mr. Roy told The Hindu.“Nothing can be more significant than Roy Cycle Store’s contribution to Assamese culture. The shop underlines the harmony the two communities have enjoyed despite hiccups, and is worth revisiting for those who are pessimistic about co-existence of communities,” Mugdha Jyoti Mahanta, Tinsukia District’s Superintendent of Police, said.Tinsukia is also the home of Pradip K Dewan, a Bengali who in 1971 was the founder-president of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) that champions a brand of Assamese nationalism more inclusive than other groups.“I was the general secretary of Jorhat Engineering College in 1970-71 when tension between the Assamese and Bengalis was at a peak. We, the students, helped assuage tempers around the town, and my fellow Assamese students felt I should take the lead in forming an all-Assam union to cater to the needs of the students and highlight their issues,” Mr. Dewan said.He was elected the first president of AASU and Atul Bora, now a Bharatiya Janata Party MLA, the general secretary. “We didn’t think of him as someone different from us,” Mr. Bora said.Mr. Dewan, however, was critical of the party of his former ‘second-in-command’.“The communal tension was much, much worse in the 1970s (a decade after Bongal Kheda, meaning ‘drive out the Bengalis’, movement) than today. The BJP is responsible for bringing in the Citizenship Bill and reopening old wounds,” he said.“This phase will pass, and we will make sure certain divisive forces do not undermine what the likes of Roy Cycle Store and our first president have done for Assam,” Dikshit Hazarika, who was Tinsukia district president of AASU from 1998-2000, said.‘Government failure’The Tinsukia Bar Association, which prides itself as the most ethnically diverse in Assam, has sought a judicial probe into the Bisonimukh-Kherbari killings “motivated by the sole intention of creating disturbance and communal riot” among the people of the State.“Villages dominated by minorities have always been soft targets in Tinsukia. For instance, extremists had killed 28 Hindi-speakers at Sunpura near Sadiya in 2000. This (Thursday’s) incident could have been avoided if the government had invoked relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code to penalise people, including MLAs, who were making provocative statements for a fortnight or more,” Biswajit Prasad, the bar’s secretary said.Though the police say members of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent gunned down the five people in Bisonimukh-Kherbari, many believe the extremists took advantage of a volatile situation created by “inflammatory remarks” by BJP lawmaker Shiladitya Dev and pro-talks ULFA leaders Mrinal Hazarika and Jiten Dutta.Senior police officials said it was typical of ULFA-I to deny involvement in any subversive act whenever the tide goes against it.last_img read more

SMB coach Austria’s recipe for success

first_imgDespite limited minutes to three-time MVP June Mar Fajardo, the Beermen made sure there would be no winner-take-all in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup championship with a dominating 115-91 win last Sunday over the equally determined TNT KaTropa, who paraded Joshua Smith, who brought back memories of an equally huge Francois Wise during the exciting 80s.He thanked the Almighty for guiding the team to victory, his family for giving him inspiration, the management headed by SMC President and Chief Executive Officer Ramon Ang, San Miguel Brewery President Roberto ‘‘Bobby’’ Huang, board of Governor Robert Non and sports chief Alfrancis Chua for their support, the players for their sacrifices, the coaching staff, the ballboys and before he got overwhelmed by emotions thanked the fans, who got hoarse encouraging their idols to play defense and go for the win.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 starsJust like in SMB’s past five titles under his coaching tutelage, Austria isn’t in the mood to take credit. He lauded the sacrifices made by his players but rarely mentioned his own sacrifices.‘‘Well, I also sacrificed a lot but those are small compared with what my players did. Sometimes, I have to change my work ethics and sacrifice my ego,’’ said Austria, who will be given a motorcade by his proud kababayans in Sariaya on Monday. LATEST STORIES LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend MOST READ Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Well-loved by his fellow Quezonians, Austria created a buzz when he got out of his retirement to become playing coach of the Chowking in the PBL. He attained successes coaching Shark Energy Drink and Welcoat Paints. Welcoat (now Rain or Shine)  took him as coach when the Paintmasters entered the PBA in 2006.Alex Cabagnot, who exploded with a rare triple double ( 19 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists) in Game 6 was lost for words after being voted by the elite Philippine Basketball Association Press Corps as Finals MVP. He hugged Austria so tightly like a prodigal son finally returning to his roots.‘‘Thank you coach, thank you for believing in me. I’m 34 years old. I love you coach,’’ said Cabagnot, who narrowly lost the Best Player of the Conference to teammate Chris Ross, who bloosomed under the tutelage of Austria.As expected, Austria talked about Cabagnot’s work ethics. ‘‘He delivered and deserved the playing minutes. There was pressure on his part but I told him just to play. I’ll help him,’’ said Austria.The presence of Fajardo guarding the 6-foot-9 Smith was a big plus for the Beermen.Then there were the high-octane performances of Marcio Lassiter, Arwind Santos and of course the reliable plays of Ross, who contributed not only in offense but in making life harder for Jason ‘‘the Blur’’ Castro.To illustrate Austria’s love for his teammates, he decided to field all his relievers during the dying seconds of the game.‘‘I just want them to get that championship feeling. They are part of the team and I am very grateful,’’ Austria said as the happy hour commenced.With the win, Austria lined himself for joining the ranks of PBA coaches who achieved the grand slam. Baby Dalupan, Tommy Manotoc, Norman Black and Tim Cone separated themselves from the rest by making the Grand Slams possible.League veteran Wendell McKines will saw action for the Beermen in the season-ending Governors’ Cup which will start on July 19. San Miguel Beermen head coach Leo Austria. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEven during the height of triumph, San Miguel Beer coach Leo Austria refused to take credit for the Beermen’s glory.The mustachioed, tough-looking Austria, whose unorthodox way of making jumpers didn’t prevent him from becoming Rookie of the Year while playing for the Shell Turbo Chargers in 1985, actually thanked everbody for SMB’s latest conquest Sunday evening at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong 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 Pacquiao wants ‘fair deal for both fighters’ in possible rematch with Horn Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But Austria isn’t going to lose sleep thinking of the Grand Slam which San Miguel Beer last achieved in 1989 under Black.‘‘We’ll celebrate the win and relax a little bit before plunging into action,’’ said Austria, who salivates on ‘‘sinigang na baboy and pritong galunggong.’’No wonder, Dayong Mendoza, a member of the coaching staff and son of highly-respected journalist Al, lavished praises on his head coach and long-time friend.‘‘A brilliant coach with all the basketball knowledge and experience that he applies methodically in every game we have. His devotion in studying the game is no match to all other opponents. His chess match approach to a series has resulted in a five for five finals victory!”Let’s drink to that!Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next His laid-back style suited the Beermen, who before his arrival in 2014 after a successful stint as SMC coach a year earlier in the  Asean Basketball League, boasted of big names but failed to nail major trophies.Not new to coaching having handled various teams in the now-defunct Philippine Basketball League and the UAAP where he steered the Adamson Falcons to the Final Four in 2011, Austria’s demeanor hasn’t changed a bit.Even during the most trying times of the game where tempers flared due to the wayward whistles of the referees, Austria’s chill as ever.Just like a captain steering a ship while in rough seas, Austria would not lose his temper. Business as usual as he would sue for time and map plays while encouraging his stalwarts to keep their focus.‘‘It’s not my attitude to lose my temper,’’ said Austria, who saw action for Lyceum (now Lyceum of the Philippines University) during his collegiate years and Masagana 99 in the Philippine Amateur Basketball League. After Shell, he saw action for Pepsi in the pros before retiring in 1993. ADVERTISEMENT What ‘missteps’? View commentslast_img read more

9-man Chelsea loses 3-2 to Burnley to open EPL title defense

first_imgCelebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games LATEST STORIES NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Striker Sam Vokes scored two of them by converting crosses, either side of a stunning volleyed goal by left back Stephen Ward.Chelsea improved after halftime. Alvaro Morata, on as a second-half substitute, reduced the deficit in his first league start since a club-record move from Real Madrid for 58 million pounds ($75 million).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 starsAny hope of an unlikely comeback looked to have disappeared when midfielder Cesc Fabregas was red-carded in the 81st after receiving his second booking. However, David Luiz ensured a tense finish when he volleyed home in the 88th after being teed up by the influential Morata.The result will not improve the mood of Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, who hasn’t hidden his frustration at failing to significantly bolster his squad in the offseason. With Eden Hazard, Tiemoue Bakayoko, and Pedro Rodriguez injured and Victor Moses suspended, Chelsea had a threadbare match-day 18. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “The club is trying to do the best,” Conte said. “I am not worried, I am ready to fight with these players. I repeat: It is important for us to concentrate on our work, to be focused every day in training, and to try to work in our best way. No excuses.”Burnley was expected to struggle this season after losing arguably its best two players in the offseason, defender Michael Keane and striker Andre Gray.“A lot was made of our away form last season,” Vokes said. “So that result is huge.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelocenter_img LONDON — Chelsea had two players sent off and lost to Burnley 3-2 in the first match of its English Premier League title defense on Saturday, intensifying the concerns surrounding the champions after their frustrating offseason in the transfer market.Captain Gary Cahill was shown a straight red card for a studs-first lunge in the 13th minute, then the champions conceded three goals in a 20-minute period before halftime.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Neymar braced for PSG debut and French culture shock Jeremie Boga, a 20-year-old French forward, was even given a debut. It lasted only 18 minutes, when he was sacrificed as Conte reorganized following Cahill’s sending off.“It was a pity because our fight in the second half was very good,” Conte said. “But our first half, we kept losing our heads. After the red card we lost our heads, conceded two goals and then it’s very difficult to change the final result.”Chelsea, which won 17 of its 19 home games last season, became the second straight team to begin its league title defense with a loss, after Leicester last season.Fabregas and Cahill will be suspended for Chelsea’s tough second match of the season, away to Tottenham at Wembley Stadium next weekend.Conte is desperate for reinforcements in the final three weeks of the transfer window.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Gameslast_img read more

Great India Run will help people to test endurance: Bhardwaj

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 15 (PTI) Ultra marathon runner Arun Bhardwaj, who will be taking part in the first-ever multi-city marathon, The Great India Run, said the event will help people to test their endurance and understand that nothing is impossible if you have the will. “With the help of this run people can test their endurances and take inspiration from the ultra runners that when you have the will then even 1480 km journey feels short,” said national record holder Bhardwaj. Bhardwaj, who has earlier won the toughest run in the world – Badwater Ultra marathon, said this race has its own challenge with the monsoon weather and pollution on highway roads. “Road will itself be a challenge as smoke and noise on highway roads will make the race difficult for the runners. Moreover, monsoon has made the race even more tougher as there is a rise in humidity and its difficult to control the body temperature in such weather,” the 46-year-old said. When asked on how he started running, Bhardwaj said: I started running for my daughter. I wanted to be an inspirational father for him so that she can proudly call my name and set me as her idol.” Other ultra runner who will be joining Bhardwaj is South Africas Melanie Delainey who feels that running will grow in India with the coming of such ultra runs and feels The Great India Run has sown the seeds of running in India. “The run is a great attempt of promoting running in India. Like cricket was not born here, running will also grow with the coming of local marathons like Delhi Road runners and Mumbai Marathon runners,” said Comrades Marathon running champion Delainey. Bhardwaj and Delainey will be joined by 13 of the best Ultra Marathoners from India and the world which include Denmarks David Bredo and Yuri Esperson, who holds 8 records in the former Soviet Union. The 1480 kms long run, which will be flagged of from the capital on July 17, has been conceptualised by ProSportify in association with MobieFit, to promote running as a sport in the country. The multi-city marathon will also have celebrity athlete Milind Soman and Gul Panag. Ironman Soman will run a special stretch of 570 kms from Ahmedabad to Mumbai via Silvassa. PTI ATK ATKadvertisementlast_img read more

10 months agoGervinho: Arsenal move was dream come true

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Gervinho: Arsenal move was dream come trueby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveGervinho says he realised a lifelong dream when he joined Arsenal.The 31-year-old, now at Serie A club Parma, spent two seasons at Arsenal after joining from Lille in 2011. Although he didn’t collect any silverware at the Emirates, the Ivorian was proud of his time with his boyhood club.”Many young players tell you that they want to play for Manchester United or Arsenal. My dream was to play for Arsenal and I realised it,” the attacker told Goal. “When I arrived, I thought: ‘Wow, I’m here!’ “Each of my clubs made an impression on me, but Arsenal was special. When Arsene Wenger called me to tell me that he would like me to come to his club, I don’t think you imagine the satisfaction I felt just after hanging up the phone.”Arsenal is an historic club. At the time, it was a club that made a lot of young people dream, with a style of its own and a coach like Wenger who had all of England at his feet. There was not one player who did not like watching Arsenal, with Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and others.” last_img read more

ESPN’s Ryan Leaf Releases His New Top 25 Poll

first_imgClemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence in Week 1.CLEMSON, SOUTH CAROLINA – AUGUST 29: Quarterback Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers warms up prior to the start of the Tigers’ football game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Memorial Stadium on August 29, 2019 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)ESPN college football analyst Ryan Leaf has updated his new top 25 poll following the second weekend of the 2019 season.Leaf, ESPN’s new college football analyst, still has Clemson at No. 1. The Tigers are coming off a nice home win over Texas A&M.Alabama comes in at No. 2, following a blowout home win over New Mexico State. Oklahoma rounds out the top three.LSU was the biggest winner in Week 2. The Tigers, led by quarterback Joe Burrow, went into Texas and beat the Longhorns. Coach O’s team jumped up to No. 4 in Leaf’s poll. Here’s his full top 25:Week 3 – Top 251. Clemson2. Alabama3. Okla.4. LSU5. Ohio St6. Georgia7. Utah8. Wisconsin9. Auburn10. ND11. Florida12. Michigan13. Mich. St14. Texas A&M15. Penn St16. Wazzu17. Texas18. Oregon19. Iowa20. Maryland21. Minn22. Boise St23. UCF24. UW25. Virginia— Ryan D Leaf (@RyanDLeaf) September 9, 2019Week 3 of the 2019 college football slate likely won’t bring a ton of changes, as there aren’t any matchups between ranked teams.Week 4 should be great, though, with games like Michigan-Wisconsin and Notre Dame-Georgia.last_img read more

America’s oldest leather-making company makes bags that’ll last a lifetime

first_imgBased in Duluth, MN, Duluth Pack has been churning out quality handmade canvas and leather goods since its founding in 1882, which makes it the oldest leather-making company in the United States. In its early days, the brand mostly focused on packs for canoers, but over the course of its 134 year history, Duluth Pack has expanded its products to include a bevy of durable and gorgeous essentials for all aspects of a man’s life.The brand has stayed afloat by constantly listening and responding to the needs of its customers. For all its flexibility, though, Duluth Pack has never wavered from the values upon which the company was built.These values are rooted in quality and tradition. Each Duluth product is hand-sewn and assembled in the Duluth Pack factory, which is located just a mile from the company’s main store in Duluth. Additionally, nearly all of the materials are sourced from the United States and assembled using the same practices the store’s founders developed over a century ago. The effect is a line of products that’s modern yet rooted in a timelessly classic style.Take the Medium Sportsmen Duffel, for example. The simple and lightweight bag is perfect for a weekend getaway and features hand-rolled leather handles and attractive riveted buckle flaps. The canvas duffel ($325) comes in 16 distinct colors and is reinforced with a leather bottom and trim. However, those looking to splurge can get the duffel in the company’s beautiful Bison Leather finish ($495), which is sure to turn heads with envy at the airport.To complete your luggage essentials, pair the Sportsmen Duffel with the Sportsman’s Kit Bag ($115). The Kit features an 18 oz. canvas construction along with a reinforced leather bottom and handle. It too comes in 16 different colors, with the Olive Drab canvas a natural compliment for the warm orange of bison leather.With over 250 products for sale at both their main store in Duluth as well as on their website (not to mention countless International retailers), Duluth Pack has something for every occasion. Plus, all the products are backed by a lifetime guarantee and come complete with the signature of the designer who hand-crafted it. How to Make a Mojito The MNML Leather Highlander Travel Bag Makes Short-Term Trips a Breeze Editors’ Recommendations The Lazy Man’s Guide on How to Make Hard Apple Cider How to Make a Cuban Sandwich, According to Chefs Mezcal Unión Takes a People-First Approach to Making Spiritslast_img read more

Over 14800 foreignfunded NGOs deregistered in last 5 yrs says govt

first_imgNew Delhi: The government in the last five years has deregistered over 14,800 NGOs which were registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) and had been receiving funds from abroad, the Lok Sabha was told Tuesday. Replying to a written question, Union minister of state for home Nityanand Rai said the registrations were cancelled because the NGOs committed violations of the provisions of the FCRA. Rai also said Rs 16,894.37 crore foreign contribution has been received by various NGOs in 2017-18, Rs 15,343.15 crore foreign contribution was received by them in 2016-17 and Rs 17,803.21 crore in 2015-16.last_img read more

Vectorborne diseases Harsh Vardhan kicks off campaign to raise awareness

first_imgNew Delhi: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday kick-started the South Delhi Municipal Corporation’s three-day-long drive to raise awareness about vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria, from Hauz Khas in South Delhi.Vardhan said while the number of dengue and malaria cases have been considerably low in the last few years, estimates show that the numbers might increase this year. However, he added that there is no need to panic because most of the cases are treatable from home and only a few of them become serious enough for hospital attention. Vardhan said that extra efforts of dengue breeding checkers will certainly bring positive results in making Delhi free from these diseases; hence, the role of the DBCs will become valuable and substantial.last_img read more

Anne Hathaway Speaks At UN Official Commemoration Of International Womens Day

first_imgUN Women Goodwill Ambassador Anne Hathaway has spoken today at the UN official commemoration of International Women’s Day in New York.Anne Hathaway, UN Women’s Global Goodwill Ambassador“In late March, last year, 2016, I became a parent for the first time. I remember the indescribable — and as I understand it universal — experience of holding my week-old son and feeling my priorities change on a cellular level,” she said. “I remember I experienced a shift in consciousness that gave me the ability to maintain my love of career and cherish something else, someone else, much, much more. Like so many parents, I wondered how I was going to balance my work with my new role as a parent, and in that moment, I remember that the statistic for the US’s policy on maternity leave flashed through my mind.“American women are currently entitled to 12 weeks’ unpaid leave. American men are entitled to nothing. That information landed differently for me when, one week after my son’s birth I could barely walk, when I was getting to know a human who was completely dependent on my husband and I for everything, when I was dependent on my husband for most things, when we were relearning everything we thought we knew about our family and relationship. It landed differently.“Somehow, we and every American parent were expected to be “back to normal” in under three months. Without income. I remember thinking to myself, “If the practical result of pregnancy is another mouth to feed in your home and America is a country where most people are living paycheck to paycheck, how does 12 weeks unpaid leave economically work?”“The truth is, for too many people it doesn’t. One in four American women go back to work two weeks after giving birth because they can’t afford to take any more time off than that. 25 per cent. Equally disturbing, women who can afford to take the full 12 weeks often don’t because it will mean incurring a “motherhood penalty”— meaning they will be perceived as less dedicated to their job and will be passed over for promotions and other career advancement. In my own household, my mother had to choose between a career and raising three children- a choice that left her unpaid and underappreciated as a homemaker- because there just wasn’t support for both paths. The memory of being in the city with my Dad is a particularly meaningful one since he was the sole breadwinner in our house, and my brothers and my time with him was always limited by how much he had to work. And we were an incredibly privileged family—our hardships were the stuff of other family’s dreams.“The deeper into the issue of paid parental leave I go, the clearer I see the connection between persisting barriers to women’s full equality and empowerment, and the need to redefine and in some cases, destigmatize men’s role as caregivers. In other words, to liberate women, we need to liberate men.“The assumption and common practice that women and girls look after the home and the family is a stubborn and very real stereotype that not only discriminates against women, but limits men’s participation and connection within the family and society. These limitations have broad-ranging and significant effects, for them and for children. We know this. So why do we continue to undervalue fathers and overburden mothers?“Paid parental leave is not about taking days off work; it is about creating freedom to define roles, to choose how to invest time, and to establish new, positive cycles of behavior. Companies that have offered paid parental leave for employees have reported improved employee retention, reduced absenteeism and training costs, and boosted productivity and morale. Far from not being able to afford to have paid parental leave, it seems we can’t afford not to.“In fact, a study in Sweden showed that every month fathers took paternity leave, the mothers’ income increased by 6.7 per cent. That’s 6.7 per cent more economic freedom for the whole family. Data from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey shows that most fathers report that they would work less if it meant that they could spend more time with their children. How many of us here today saw our Dads enough growing up? How many of you Dads here see your kids enough now?“We need to help each other if we are going to grow.“Along with UN Women, I am issuing a call to action for countries, companies and institutions globally to step-up and become champions for paid parental leave. In 2013, provisions for parental leave were in only 66 countries out of 190 UN member states. I look forward to beginning with the UN itself which has not yet achieved parity and who’s paid parental leave policies are currently up for review. Let us lead by example in creating a world in which women and men are not economically punished for wanting to be parents.”To read her full speech, click here.last_img read more

Supreme Court case puts focus on justice for Indigenous people in Canada

first_imgThe Supreme Court of Canada will hear arguments this week in the case of Bradley Barton, accused of killing Cindy Gladue. File photo.Justin BrakeAPTN NewsCanada’s criminal justice system is under intense scrutiny this week over its treatment of Indigenous people.On Thursday the Supreme Court of Canada will hear arguments in an appeal of an Alberta court’s decision last year to order a new trial for Bradley Barton.Gladue, a 36-year-old Cree woman, was found dead in an Edmonton motel room in June 2011.She bled to death from an 11-centimetre wound in her vagina.In 2015 Barton, an Ontario trucker who admitted to causing the wound and Gladue’s death—accidentally, he argued—was acquitted of first degree murder and manslaughter.The decision prompted vigils and protests across Canada.In a unanimous ruling last year Alberta’s Court of Appeal ordered a new trial based in part on the belief that the trial judge’s instructions to the jury were “inadequate to counter the stigma and potential bias and prejudice that arose from the repeated references to Gladue as a ‘prostitute’, ‘Native girl’ and ‘Native woman’” throughout the trial.Those references, the three judges wrote in their decision, “implicitly invited the jury to bring to the fact-finding process discriminatory beliefs or biases about the sexual availability of Indigenous women and especially those who engage in sexual activity for payment.”The 11-person jury consisted of nine men and two women, none of them Indigenous.Cindy Gladue’s “dehumanizing treatment” indicative of justice system’s regard for Indigenous peopleWomen’s and Indigenous rights advocates say Canada’s criminal justice system is failing Indigenous people.“The dehumanizing treatment of Cindy Gladue in this case raises critical issues, including of the law of consent, the mistreatment treatment of Indigenous women by the criminal justice system, and the pervasive problem of violence against women,” reads a joint press release this week from the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW) and the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), who are among 16 intervenors in the case.“The trial of Bradley Barton is another, horrific example of a system designed to dehumanize and punish Indigenous women,” Julie Kaye, Research Advisor for IAAW, said in the statement.During the 2015 trial part of Gladue’s preserved corpse was brought into the courtroom as evidence, a rare move that critics say represents the Canadian justice system’s regard for Indigenous women and their bodies.“The introduction of Ms. Gladue’s actual vaginal tissue as evidence is the pinnacle of two things: how prostituted women are reduced to a mere sum of their body parts, and that our life’s total never figures into whether or not we choose prostitution,” Trisha Baptie of Formerly Exploited Voices Now Educating (FEVNE) said at a press conference on Parliament Hill Wednesday.FEVNE is part of the Women’s Equality and Liberty Coalition (WELC), which is also intervening in the case.“I am positive Ms. Gladue never gave her consent to live in poverty, to suffer the effects of colonization, to experience life as she understood it. If she had no ability to consent to the life she experienced, that moulded her, why do we think she consented to being a prostituted woman?”Cindy Gladue was a 36-year-old Cree mother, daughter and sister. She died in 2011 from a wound inflicted on her by Bradley Barton, who was later found not guilty of first degree murder or manslaughter. File photo.This week the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women announced it too will intervene in the case.“The death of Ms. Cindy Gladue and acquittal of Mr. Bradley Barton is emblematic of how Indigenous women are seen as less than worthy victims in general, but specifically within the justice system,” MMIWG Chief Commissioner Marion Buller said in a statement Tuesday.“The National Inquiry has a legitimate interest in this case, and in ensuring the law of consent accurately takes into account issues that contribute to the violence and vulnerability Indigenous women and girls experience,” said Christa Big Canoe, the commission’s lead counsel who will be making oral submissions on behalf of the National Inquiry.Potential for precedent on consent lawsObservers say the case could also set new precedent on consent laws in Canada, including whether an “objective likelihood of harm” cancels out sexual consent.Lise Gotell, a gender studies professor at the University of Alberta and chairwoman of LEAF, says the court has previously ruled that a person killed in a fist fight couldn’t have consented to bodily harm.“But the court has never made a ruling on whether or not this rule applies in a sexual context.”Gotell says LEAF won’t argue for the new consent provision because it believes Gladue didn’t agree at all.Barton has testified that he hired Gladue for two nights of sex that included putting his fist in her vagina. When he woke up after the second night, he said, he found her dead in the tub.The Alberta Crown, as well as attorney generals in other provinces, including Ontario, is arguing for an addition to the law.Barton’s lawyer, Dino Bottos, says it would be a big deal if the top court agrees. He plans to argue that the Crown brought up the consent versus harm argument on appeal, not at trial, and it shouldn’t affect his client’s case.It would be akin to double jeopardy, Bottos says. “We’re just trying to hold the line.”“The original trial exposed how much judges are ignorant in holding myths and stereotypes when it comes to victims of sexual assault. There was a complete lack of understanding of what consent means, the intention of consent laws, the application of consent when a woman is drunk and where her consent is not given to the particular act in place, and the power balance that undermines any real ability to have a voluntary agreement to have a consensual act,” Hilla Kerner of the Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter said Wednesday during the WELC press conference in Ottawa.Diane Matte of La concertation des luttes contre l’exploitation sexuelle, also a member of the Women’s coalition intervening in the case, said violence against women, “whether it’s in the sexual form or the physical form, has to end.“And we have to recognize that racism and colonialism have, in this case, been matched once again by the ultimate misogynistic act of a man killing a woman.”With files from the Canadian Press.last_img read more

Alberta premier Redford BCs Clark to meet November 5 to talk resource

EDMONTON — British Columbia Premier Christy Clark and Alberta’s Alison Redford are to meet next month in Vancouver to work on a joint plan to expand energy exports.The two premiers plan to talk on Nov. 5 after Redford delivers a speech to the Vancouver Board of Trade.The premiers say they have set the terms of reference for a joint group to explore energy issues.The group is to consult with First Nations, explore resource transportation options, look at how to promote resources and study ways to reduce the impact of oilspills.It is also to examine how to make sure both provinces get a fair share of resource revenues.Alberta has been promoting Calgary-based Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline that would take crude from the oilsands across B.C. to tankers on the coast. read more

Football Urban Meyer says Big Ten admits to incorrect Denzel Ward targeting

Junior corner back Denzel Ward (12) tackles Taivon Jacobs of Maryland during the Ohio State game on Oct. 7 at Ohio Stadium. Ward was ejected immediately after for targeting. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Oller ReporterOhio State head coach Urban Meyer said the Big Ten admitted to him that its controversial targeting penalty called on junior cornerback Denzel Ward Saturday during the Buckeyes’ 62-14 win over Maryland was incorrect.“What you do is you turn [the video] in each week and I’ll have a guy on our staff call the Big Ten officiating and then report back was that you know on the field, it’s a snap judgment, but replay official was in error,” Meyer said Tuesday on the Big Ten coaches teleconference. “And so we’re going to reward Denzel Ward today at practice for a caused fumble and he should not have been ejected. And it was a mistake.”Meyer said the biggest concern he has is that a call of that magnitude could be made in a more important game, like the Big Ten championship, where the loss of his top corner could affect his team’s chances of winning.“Oh, concerned, irate, all the above,” Meyer said. “I just don’t understand how that happens. But that’s for the higher-ups to figure out. Yeah, of course. Concern is probably not strong enough.”Ward laid a hit on Terrapin wide receiver Taivon Jacobs that knocked the ball loose. The junior cornerback appeared to lead with his shoulder on the hit and drive into Jacobs’ chest, but the call on the field was that it was a targeting call. A short video review later confirmed the ruling on the field and Ward was ejected from the game.Cornerback Damon Arnette was ejected later in the game with the penalty, but he was clearly deserving of being called for targeting as he hit Maryland quarterback Max Bortenschlager in the head or neck area as the sophomore signal-caller was sliding.The Lantern reached out to the Big Ten for comment on the Ward targeting call.The consequence for targeting is for the immediate disqualification of the player and a 15-yard penalty if video review confirms or upholds the targeting call on the field. If the incident happens in the first half, the player will be disqualified for the remainder of the game and miss no further time beyond that. If the penalty happens in the second half — as it did with Arnette — the player will miss the remainder of the game and the first half of the following game.The NCAA defines targeting as the following:Targeting and Making Forcible Contact With the Crown of the HelmetARTICLE 3. No player shall target and make forcible contact against anopponent with the crown (top) of his helmet. This foul requires that therebe at least one indicator of targeting (See Note 1 below). When in question,it is a foul. (Rule 9-6) (A.R. 9-1-3-I)Targeting and Making Forcible Contact to Heador Neck Area of a Defenseless PlayerARTICLE 4. No player shall target and make forcible contact to the heador neck area of a defenseless opponent (See Note 2 below) with the helmet,forearm, hand, fist, elbow or shoulder. This foul requires that there be atleast one indicator of targeting (See Note 1 below). When in question, it isa foul (Rules 2-27-14 and 9-6). (A.R. 9-1-4-I-VI)Note 1: “Targeting” means that a player takes aim at an opponent forpurposes of attacking with forcible contact that goes beyond makinga legal tackle or a legal block or playing the ball. Some indicators oftargeting include but are not limited to:• Launch—a player leaving his feet to attack an opponent by anupward and forward thrust of the body to make forcible contact inthe head or neck area• A crouch followed by an upward and forward thrust to attack withforcible contact at the head or neck area, even though one or bothfeet are still on the ground• Leading with helmet, shoulder, forearm, fist, hand or elbow toattack with forcible contact at the head or neck area• Lowering the head before attacking by initiating forcible contactwith the crown of the helmetNote 2: Defenseless player (Rule 2-27-14):• A player in the act of or just after throwing a pass.• A receiver attempting to catch a forward pass or in position toreceive a backward pass, or one who has completed a catch and hasnot had time to protect himself or has not clearly become a ballcarrier.• A kicker in the act of or just after kicking a ball, or during the kickor the return.• A kick returner attempting to catch or recover a kick, or one whohas completed a catch or recovery and has not had time to protecthimself or has not clearly become a ball carrier..• A player on the ground.• A player obviously out of the play.• A player who receives a blind-side block.• A ball carrier already in the grasp of an opponent and whoseforward progress has been stopped.• A quarterback any time after a change of possession• A ball carrier who has obviously given himself up and is sliding feet-first. read more

Ohio State womens hockey prepare for first round WCHA series against Minnesota

Freshman forward Katie Matheny (23) prepares for a faceoff during a game against the Toronto Aeros Sept. 28 at the OSU Ice Rink. OSU lost, 2-1.Credit: Chelsea Spears / Asst. multimedia editorFresh off a sweep of then-No. 7 North Dakota, the Ohio State women’s hockey team (14-15-5, 9-14-5) is set to travel to Minnesota Duluth (13-13-6, 11-11-6) for a best-of-three series in the first round of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs.Coach Nate Handrahan’s team won three straight to end the regular season, finishing fifth in the WCHA for the third consecutive year.But both of the squads the past two years had more wins than this year’s edition, and a lot of that has to do with the first half of their seasons. The Buckeyes went 5-11-2 in their first 18 games, a run that included a stretch of nine games without a win.Assistant coach Carson Duggan said the first half of the season was tough, but once the team came back from its holiday break, things began to change.“The break might’ve come at the right time,” Duggan said. “They were mentally fresh and came back a different group, and it showed in the intensity and execution of practices.”Since the turn of the year, the Buckeyes are 9-4-3 and have swept Penn State, Minnesota State, St. Cloud State and North Dakota in that time.Junior forward Taylor Kuehl, who is one of five Buckeyes with at least 20 points this season, also credited the holiday break as the catalyst for the team’s improvement.“We really struggled at the start of the season,” Kuehl said. “We weren’t pleased with how we started and I think ever since Christmas break, we’ve been a completely different team and we have so much more determination and motivation.”Now with the postseason beginning, the Buckeyes face a familiar foe in Minnesota Duluth. The Bulldogs have been OSU’s first round opponents for the past two years, and OSU leading scorer, senior forward Ally Tarr, said that familiarity gives her team confidence.“We’ve always had a little bit of a rivalry with Duluth,” Tarr said. “They beat us my sophomore year and then last year we beat them, so we know that we can beat them and we know that if we play our best we have a good chance of coming out of there with a victory.”The two teams have played each other four times so far this season, with the Bulldogs winning twice and the other games ending in ties. In the past 10 games in the series, the away team is 8-0-2.But regardless of what statistics say, Duggan said neither team can take anything for granted.“When it comes down to it, you still have to go out and do your job,” Duggan said. “Come playoff hockey, anything can happen.” read more

Irish roots Mike Pence and Paul Ryan to entertain the Taoiseach during

first_imgIrish roots: Mike Pence and Paul Ryan to entertain the Taoiseach during shamrock trip The Taoiseach is on a whirlwind tour of the east coast of America for St Patrick’s Day. Kenny is meeting with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Governor Charlie Baker today, before making an appearance at a reception to mark the 100th anniversary of US President John F Kennedy’s birth in the JFK Library at Columbia Point, in Boston.Tomorrow, he will enjoy an early business breakfast for the Boston College-Ireland Business Council Club, before stopping by  visiting TF Green Airport to mark the commencement of new transatlantic routes operated by Norwegian Airlines.The Taoiseach will make his way to Washington DC on’s political reporter Christina Finn will be bringing you all the latest updates from Enda Kenny’s visit to Washington this week, including his meeting with US President Donald Trump on Thursday. Stay up-to-date by following @ChristinaFinn8, @TJ_Politics  and’s Facebook page. Read: Donald Trump’s St. Patrick’s Day hat has been pulled from his website>Read: Taoiseach says he will raise the new travel ban with Trump when he visits the White House> Taoiseach @EndaKennyTD in #Philadelphia announces referendum on voting rights in Presidential elections for citizens outside the State— Irish Consulate NYC (@IrelandinNY) March 12, 2017 18,148 Views Source: Enda Kenny/Twitter 53 Comments Source: Irish Consulate NYC/Twitter Mar 13th 2017, 6:10 AM Short URL Source: Press Association I take great pride in my Irish roots, so it was a pleasure to have #Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs visit my office yesterday. 🇮🇪 🇺🇸— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) February 2, 2017 Share Tweet Email1 center_img However, it makes sense that Pence would take a central role this week as he does have bona fide Irish roots.Pence’s grandfather emigrated to the US from Tubercurry, County Sligo in the 1920s, and it is understood he passed through immigration inspections at Ellis Island.His great-grandmother came from Doonbeg, County Clare, home to Trump’s famous Irish golf resort. Pence is believed to have been quite close to his grandfather, someone he says was a great inspiration to him.The vice-president has returned to his ancestral home on many occasions over the years.In 2009, he told the Irish Voice newspaper how he remembers spending summers in Ireland, cutting turf and saving hay in Clare and Sligo.Irish Central reports that Pence also has relatives in Doonbeg in Clare and last visited with his family in 2013, showing up in Morrisey’s Pub on one occasion.Although raised a Democrat by Irish-Catholic parents, Pence became a born-again Christian and shifted politically to the right. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesHailing from KilkennyWhile Pence is to be guest of honour at Wednesday’s gala dinner in the National Building Museum, the Taoiseach will also meet House Speaker Paul Ryan while in Washington.Irish Central reports that Ryan identifies as Irish-American and even has a Kilkenny GAA jersey hanging in his office.Clearly proud of his ancestry, he showed it off to Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan only last month. Source: Charlie Flanagan/Twitter Had a really good conversation tonight with US VP Elect Mike Pence. He certainly knows Ireland and the issues that matter to our people.— Enda Kenny (@EndaKennyTD) November 18, 2016 By Christina Finn Raised the plight of the 50,000 undocumented Irish at a recent meeting on Capitol Hill with House Speaker Paul Ryan.— Charlie Flanagan (@CharlieFlanagan) February 21, 2017 Monday 13 Mar 2017, 6:10 AM While Kenny will be spending a lot of time with the two Republicans, he will also meet with many Democrats.The guest speaker at the American Ireland Fund dinner is Senator George Mitchell – a man who was instrumental in the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.The Taoiseach began his Stateside visit over the weekend, setting down in Philadelphia. Guests crowd the East Room of the White House during St Patrick’s Day celebrations at the White House in 2011. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesHe attended the city’s 247th St Patrick’s Day parade, and a reception a hosted by GAA, the Brehon, Law Society, Irish American Business Chamber and the Immigration Centre.While in Philadelphia, Kenny announced that a referendum would be held to extend voting rights in the Irish presidential election to Irish citizens living outside the State. Source: Paul Ryan/Twitter Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article I’m Irish. No, really. I am.IT’S SOMETHING EVERY Irish person has heard said in an American accent at one time or another.But if US Vice-President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan utter these words to the Taoiseach during this week’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations, they won’t have to delve too far into their ancestry to prove it.Enda Kenny is on a whirlwind trip of the east coast of America this week (with some calling it the farewell tour – he has indicated he will outline a timeline for his departure as Fine Gael leader after 17 March).While in the US, he is visiting Boston, Rhode Island, Philadelphia, Washington and New York.He’ll be meeting many high-powered American politicians on his travels, such as those mentioned above, as well as US President Donald Trump (of course) and a handful of governors and business people.Irish roots Just like his predecessor Joe Biden, former US congressman and governor of Indiana Mike Pence is central to this year’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations. St.Patrick’s Day luncheon with House Speaker Paul Ryan in 2016. Source: Pablo Martinez MonsivaisHe is the 2017 guest of honour at the American Ireland Fund Gala in Washington DC (which commands $1,000 dollars a seat).He will also be hosting a special breakfast for the Taoiseach at his residence on 16 March (the day Trump will be presented with the traditional bowl of shamrock). President Barack Obama and Taoiseach Enda Kenny hold up a bowl of shamrocks during a reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington in 2015. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesKenny had high praise for the vice-president last year on Twitter, something he was widely criticised for: Ryan claims his Irish roots go all the way back to the Famine, explaining that his relatives hail from Kilkenny.His grandfather, James Ryan arrived in the United States in 1851, in search of the American dream, writes Niall O’Dowd of Irish Central.What will they talk about? The undocumented Irish is top of Kenny’s list of talking points during his visit.With his Irish ancestry, Pence has a history of getting involved in immigration issues.He was criticised by some Republicans in the past for meeting with the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform (ILIR) during the immigration bill battle in 2009.Whether he will discuss the issue with the Taoiseach – risking the same ire again – is yet to be seen.The day the Taoiseach is due to meet Trump also happens to be the day the US president’s revised travel ban comes into effect.The executive order bans entry visas from six Muslim-majority countries: Libya, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.Kenny told that he will raise the issue with both Trump and Pence.When his running mate first floated the idea during his campaign, Pence called the proposed ban on Muslims entering the US “offensive and unconstitutional”.However, the vice-president has since defended Trump’s stance on the issue.Flanagan has also raised the issue of Irish immigration with Ryan while on a recent visit to the US.last_img read more

Le prix du livre numérique fixé par les députés

first_imgLe prix du livre numérique fixé par les députésUn texte permettant notamment à l’éditeur de fixer le prix de vente au public du livre numérique a été adopté par l’Assemblée nationale.L’Assemblée nationale a tranché. Proposé par le député UMP Hervé Gaymard, le texte sur les livres numériques est censé “accompagner” et “encadrer” la mutation technologique pour qu’elle “se déroule dans le respect de notre patrimoine et du droit d’auteur”, selon les mots de son instigateur. Concrètement, les éditeurs pourront fixer le prix des livres numérisés, dont le taux de TVA a été fixé à 5,5%. Néanmoins, les plateformes de vente de livres numériques établies hors de France comme Amazon, Google ou Apple, ont été exclues du champ de la loi. Cette dernière disposition a d’ailleurs provoqué une réaction énergique du Syndicat des distributeurs de loisirs culturels, qui a dénoncé mardi “les pratiques commerciales prédatrices d’acteurs étrangers tout puissants” et réclamé “les moyens de travailler dans des conditions de concurrence équitable”.  Mais pour le Ministre de la culture et de la communication, Frédéric Mitterrand, “ce texte équilibré préserve l’action de l’ensemble des acteurs de la chaîne du livre – auteurs, éditeurs, libraires, bibliothécaires – sans brider la volonté d’innovation des entrepreneurs ni la demande des internautes”. Cela tombe bien pour un secteur qui devrait connaître une forte croissance dans le futur, plus que les 1% du chiffre d’affaires des éditeurs à l’heure actuelle…Le 16 février 2011 à 13:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Google Doodle les 200 ans des contes de Grimm célébrés par Google

first_imgGoogle Doodle : les 200 ans des contes de Grimm célébrés par GoogleAprès la musique, avec un doodle célébrant le ballet “Casse-noisette” tout en finesse, la télévision, avec les 50 ans de “Bonne nuit les petits”, Google finalise son exploration festive du monde de l’enfance avec le livre. Aujourd’hui, le géant de l’Internet revisite ainsi, via un doodle animé, l’histoire du petit chaperon rouge et fête les 200 ans des contes imaginés par les frères Grimm.Aujourd’hui, en arrivant sur la page principale du moteur de recherche Google, vous serez accueilli par un Doodle animé imageant le conte du Petit chaperon rouge. C’est la façon avec laquelle Google célèbre les 200 ans des célébrissimes contes de Grimm, du nom des deux frères qui les ont écrits, Jacob et Wilhelm, dans la deuxième partie du XIXème siècle.Jacob est philologue, et s’intéresse à la littérature médiévale. Wilhelm est critique littéraire. Le premier exposera, entre autre, une loi qui contribuera à la reconstitution des langues mortes, et se penche sur la mythologie d’outre-Rhin (Mythologie allemande, 1835), alors que le second s’attache à la parution de livres sur le folklore et les traditions populaires allemandes (les Légendes héroïques de l’ancienne Germanie, 1829). Mais les deux frères unissent surtout leurs savoir-faire respectifs sur l’édition de contes populaires allemands, avec la parution des Contes pour parents et enfants, entre 1812 et 1829, à l’origine-même de leurs fameux contes. Ils s’engagent à l’Université de Göttingen en 1830, l’un en tant que professeur de Droit ancien, et l’autre comme bibliothécaire. Mais ils la quittent, 7 ans plus tard, pour motifs politiques. Ils retournent alors là d’où sont nées leurs premiers engagements professionnelles, à Kassel, où les deux frères œuvrent dans la diplomatie et comme responsables de plusieurs bibliothèques.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Sur invitation de Frédéric-Guillaume IV de Prusse, ils s’installent à Berlin en 1841, et deviennent professeurs d’Université. Deux places de prestige d’où ils peuvent se concentrer pour paraître, six ans plus tard, une nouvelle édition de leurs contes, qui seront la version finale des fameux contes de Grimm. On y trouve 112 histoires (avec 5 œuvres supplémentaires : le poêle en fonte, la fille du roi et la grenouille, la princesse de pierre et Hansel et Gretel). Les plus célèbres d’entre eux sont connus de tous : Raiponce, Cendrillon, le petit chaperon rouge, Tom Pouce, Blanche-Neige ou encore la Belle au bois dormant. Des histoires adaptées de nombreuses fois sur scène ou à l’écran, devenues des classiques de la littérature et du divertissement, traversant les siècles avec aisance. Galvanisés par le succès rencontré par leurs contes, les frères Grimm s’attaqueront à une autre œuvre monumentale dont ils publieront le premier volume en 1852 : le dictionnaire allemand. Sept ans plus tard, Wilhelm meurt le 16 décembre 1859. Jacob disparaîtra, lui, le 20 septembre 1863. On notera que, comme leurs contes, l’histoire des frères Grimm a été adaptée sur Grand écran par Terry Gilliam en 2005. Une adaptation très libre de leurs vies, comme l’enchantement procuré par leurs histoires.Le 20 décembre 2012 à 13:22 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Clark College offers info to ITT students

first_imgThe news of ITT Technical Institute’s systemwide closures last week left students across the country, including some in Vancouver, scrambling to determine the next steps in their education.Clark College hopes to make that transition easier for some, but a college spokesman was frank about limits on options available for students.“We want to be up-front with students,” Chato Hazelbaker said. “Your current academic progress at ITT is not going to be where you end up with us.”Clark College announced Tuesday that it would host an ITT Tech information session on campus at 3 p.m. Thursday. The free work session will be in Room 161 of the Penguin Union Building. Several staff members from the college’s Student Affairs department will talk about the school’s resources, and there will be an opportunity at the end for individual students to ask questions.Students may be able to work with Clark College one on one to determine if they qualify for any credits for prior learning, Hazelbaker said. But because Clark College’s accreditation body, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, doesn’t recognize ITT, Hazelbaker said credits are unlikely to transfer. Take nursing, for example.“If you’re three-quarters of the way (through a program), you’re not just going to be able to pick up those credits,” he said. “Nurses are essentially going to lose all of that progress.”last_img read more

Tuesday Update ICT Says Swan Lake Fire Objectives Are 50 Complete

first_imgNorthwest Team 13 transferred command of the Swan Lake Fire to Eastern Area Type 2 Gold team at 8:00am on Monday. This is the third command team to take over the fire since it started back in early June.Steve Bekkerus with the Incident Command Team: “The swan lake fire remains active as it slowly burns through dry duff, which will not end without significant mop-up efforts by firefighters. Our basic strategy is to limit spread toward values to the south and west of the fire including the communities of Cooper Landing and Sterling.” A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) has expanded to include the western portion of the Chugach National Forest and still includes the Sterling Highway corridor. Crews are prepping a line through Juneau Falls into Resurrection Pass Trail as a control line. Contingency lines are being implemented along the Fuller Lake Trail and in Juneau Creek in effort to check the fires spread to the east towards Cooper Landing and secure the Sterling Highway. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Incident Command Team on the Swan Lake Fire announced on Monday that the overall objectives of the fire are at 50% complete. The fire remains estimated at 100,812 acres with roughly 441 on staff. A night shift will patrol lines, and monitor and evaluate smoke issues along the highway. Bekkerus: “In the North end of the fire perimeter, we intend to confine or monitor the fire spread, while also providing point protection for valued recreation trails and remote cabins to the East. We ask the public to keep vehicle traffic slow on Sterling Highway for the protection of firefighters. Smoke may be visible from the highway in the Southeast corner of the fire near Jean Lake at milepost 60, moving West towards milepost 70. Please stay alert and drive cautiously.” Continued updates will be posted as they are made available. Yesterday there were scattered showers over the Kenai Peninsula, however the fire area did not receive significant rainfall.  Although crews are experiencing lower temperatures and precipitation, fuels remain abnormally dry.  A warming trend is forecast with the potential to increase fire activity along open fire line beginning Thursday.last_img read more