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first_imgArts & Culture | SoutheastFinding activism through art: A Q&A with Tlingit illustrator Michaela GoadeFebruary 17, 2021 by Erin McKinstry, KCAW – Sitka Share:Sitka illustrator Michaela Goade, who is Tlingit, made headlines twice this winter. Once for her Google Doodle of Tlingit leader Elizabeth Peratrovich, and once for illustrating the children’s book ‘We are Water Protectors,’ for which she won the Caldecott Medal, one of the highest honors in children’s literature. (Photo by Sydney Akagi)Sitka illustrator Michaela Goade received national attention in December for her Google Doodle of Alaska Native leader Elizabeth Peratrovich, whose legacy is honored annually on Feb. 16. Goade made headlines again last month as the first Indigenous person to win the Caldecott Medal, one of the highest honors in children’s literature. Following news of her award, KCAW’s Erin McKinstry interviewed Goade about her work illustrating “We are Water Protectors” and what inspires her as a Tlingit artist.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/16GOADE.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.KCAW: Your illustrations are just so bright and colorful and captivating. It’s hard to find the right words to describe them, but I just wondered, where do you get inspiration for your art from?MG: From growing up here, really. I get a lot of ideas when I’m out on walks or just out on the water. I take a lot of photos. I make a lot of notes to myself on my phone. Just things that I see around me. Other than that, you know, culture, culture is a huge inspiration. And I started on this picture book journey back working with Sealaska Heritage Institute in 2016 or 2017. And they were getting started on their Baby Raven Reads program. Before those projects, I had never really picked up watercolors much or never illustrated. And picture books are their own unique art form. So we were all figuring it out together. And when I didn’t know what I was doing, essentially, the fact that these stories were rooted in culture and in place and were something I felt on a really deep level, that really helped me through that process. And I think that’s just naturally carried over. And now I’m working with Indigenous authors from different parts of Canada and the U.S., and just having the similar core themes across the board.KCAW: What made you want to work on “We are Water Protectors” specifically, this book that you won the Caldecott for?“We are Water Protectors” urges activism to protect water and other natural resources. Author Carole Lindstrom was inspired by Indigenous led movements like the 2016 demonstrations against the Dakota Access Pipeline. (Cover illustration courtesy of Michaela Goade)MG: Well I think upon first reading Carole’s story, I knew that I wanted to work on it. Just the way she wrote and what she was writing about. I’m sure we can all relate here, just growing up in Southeast Alaska, being Tlingit, like people of the tides. Water is a way of life here, and it is is our life here in so many different ways. So that core theme really resonated. And I remember, like Carole, feeling helpless in 2016 during the gathering, the Stand at Standing Rock, and I remember feeling helpless. And at the time I was a bit younger, and still working up in Anchorage. So it was just, how can I help. I’m not a super vocal person. I shy away often times from those more extroverted things, so it was awesome to have an author write the story. And then activism through art is something that I’ve really learned through this book.KCAW: Sure, what are some things that you hope that parents and their kids take away after reading this book?MG: You know, I hope that people take away the message that we are all connected to each other and to the land. And that this fight for protecting our waters and our lands and mother earth shouldn’t just be on the shoulders of Indigenous people as it historically has been. And so just first and foremost to encourage people to look at their own relationship with the land and water and how might they take some more steps in their life to become better land stewards and then raise awareness of these really important Indigenous-led movements that are happening. And then also, to help Indigenous children feel seen and validated and adults. And to know that their voices and their stories are worthy of everyone lifting them up. And just to feel valued in that way. Because that is very important. Representation is so important. And for non-Native people as well. To see these books find success and find wide audiences, so that’s really, really affirming and really rewarding.KCAW: So sort of the big national headline is that you’re the first Native American to win the award. Do you identify as Native American? Do you identify as Indigenous? Alaska Native? Native?MG: I appreciate the question because I don’t get that question very often. I just get labeled. I identify as Tlingit and I also identify often as mixed Tlingit. Because it’s important to identify that I’m also white. So it can be a little strange to see the first ‘non-white.’ That’s just a tricky label, you know. I like to amplify as much as I can and lift up communities as much as I can. So I’m really honored by the recognition and the award. And the knowledge that I’m helping open doors for more people.And I think it’s important to look at that and digest it and acknowledge and reflect on being the first in the award’s 83-year history. I think I remember reading, I didn’t know this, out of the 83 years, only 21 years has the award gone to a woman. And then I’m the only BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color) female to get that award. It’s just interesting to look at that and reflect on that while also just being excited for the future and just know that there have been a lot of big strides in the publishing industry in the last few years and to acknowledge that. And I am really grateful to be sort of entering this industry now. Because from what I’ve been told, it was even a lot different 5-10 years ago. So it’s really great timing too, and I think that is worthy of note. I feel very grateful for that.Google Doodle of Alaska Native civil rights icon Elizabeth Peratrovich by Michaela Goade (Source: Google)KCAW: I wonder if you’ve gotten any feedback from Indigenous parents or children on the book that you would like to share that’s been particularly heartening to you?MG: I can’t think of anything big. Oftentimes, it’s just these personal messages you receive from parents or families. Like when the Google doodle came out that I worked on that had Elizabeth Peratrovich. Just seeing and receiving little comments like I am so proud to be Native today, or I am so proud to be Tlingit today or my Tlingit or my Native children were so excited to show this to me. Those sorts of personal little messages feel more real or I guess significant than maybe the big recognitions. So just receiving little things like that over the last few days, that has been really great.Share this story:last_img read more

first_imgBusiness | Southeast | TourismKetchikan businesses reckon with another summer without cruise shipsFebruary 25, 2021 by Eric Stone, KRBD – Ketchikan Share:Lighthouse Excursions’ Endeavor sails on a tour. (Photo: Alabastro Photography courtesy of Jeff Karlson)Ketchikan businesses are now reckoning with the prospect of another year without tourists. Some managed to limp through 2020 but wonder how they’ll survive a second season without cruise visitors.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/24BizImpacts.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The pandemic and the ensuing shutdown of cruising in the U.S. has upended Southeast Alaska’s economy. And Lindsey Johnson, owner of Ketchikan Dry Goods, is trying to adapt.“My store originally was more of a boutique and gift shop, and we’ve been shifting in the last six, seven months to being more of a specialty food store,” Johnson said in an interview.That’s because the million-plus yearly cruise ship visitors she relies on for the vast majority of her revenue, didn’t arrive last year. And they’re not coming this year, either.So she’s stocking fewer souvenirs and T-shirts and more hard-to-find foods — from Italian salamis and French cheeses to local specialties like sea asparagus pesto and canned geoduck clams. All for a local market.“It’s something I can be really proud of in a way that I don’t think I could be proud of, like, selling a shirt, you know?” she said.It’s also cut how much she relies on tourists for revenue. And she said the new model is keeping her afloat.“I mean, looking at my numbers, it’s done a really good job replacing that — we’re making it,” Johnson said.But many businesses in Ketchikan can’t turn on a dime and retool their business models. Take Lighthouse Excursions — owner Jeff Karlson said his tour company employs about 20 people in a normal year.“We’ve got two 60-foot vessels,” Karlson said. “It’s a tour based on the water that operates right out of Ward Cove, here in Ketchikan.”The three-hour tour is firmly aimed at cruise ship passengers — large groups of tourists who all arrive and depart at about the same time. And while companies with smaller boats, like charter fishermen or kayak rental companies, can lean on independent travelers to offset some of the strain, Karlson said that’s not a viable option for his company.“It’s difficult for us to book like, two or three people who stayed at a hotel,” he said. “We need to put 20 to 30 people on our boat to justify operating.”Karlson’s wife, Rebekka Esbjornson, keeps track of the numbers as the company’s shore operations manager. She said Lighthouse Excursions put their gift shop up online in an effort to drum up some business. But it’s not helping much.“Our retail is really branded for our tour, so we didn’t really expect it to bring in a lot of income. And honestly, it didn’t,” Esbjornson said.She said the company saw almost no revenue last year. Esbjornson said grants and loans from federal, state and local authorities were critical to allowing them to hang on through 2020. And Karlson said they’ll probably need some more help to make it to next spring if ships don’t return.An initiative to help jumpstart Ketchikan’s tourism economy is already underway. Christa Hagan chairs a group involved in that effort — the Destination/Protocols Work Group of the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau’s RESOURCE Committee — and knows the fallout all too well. Her day job is vice president of Taquan Air and Kawanti Adventures, which run sightseeing flights and a rainforest park south of town.“We will see businesses that will not make it, unfortunately — more than what we saw over the last 18 to 20 months,” Hagan said. “So it’s devastating.”Devastating not just for business owners, but for employees that rely on tourism jobs for a paycheck — and for the community as a whole. Hagan said she’s worried that Ketchikan could see brain drain if underemployed people leave.“I’m worried about the intellectual assets that we are losing. Many of our businesses are technically diverse. And we have invested a lot of our time and resources in training these individuals,” she said.And that could have lasting consequences.Even so, Hagan — like all the business owners interviewed for this story — remains hopeful that Ketchikan will weather the crisis and be ready for tourists to return, whenever that may be.Share this story:last_img read more

first_img IG Group share price sinks on £30m hit after Swiss Franc soars 40 per cent Share Thursday 15 January 2015 10:45 am More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp Tags: Company IG Group Holdings Swiss currency crisis Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Jessica Morris IG Group’s share price suffered after it announced a potential hit of £30m, as its investors reacted to the Swiss central bank’s shock decision to ditch its currency “ceiling”.The financial spread betting firm’s share price fell as much as 6.7 per cent to £6.94 in late-afternoon trade. It said clients’ “positions were closed at a more beneficial level than the company was able to close its entire corresponding hedge due to the market dislocation.” “Following this morning’s exceptional announcement by the Swiss National Bank, which resulted in a sudden and extreme movement in the value of the Swiss franc, IG Group… believes it is appropriate to provide an update on the negative financial impact to the group,” it said in a statement today.”The precise level of the impact will be partially dependent on the company’s ability to recover client debts, but in total it will not exceed £30m, from market and credit exposure.”(Source: Getty)Analysts at Numis said the loss was down to bad debt losses from clients but also “good will losses” where IG voluntarily closed customer positions “where liquidity for closure was not there and IG eventually closed at a worse price.”Earlier today the Swiss central bank rattled markets by announcing the end of its currency “ceiling” of SFr 1.2 per euro, which was initially introduced to cap the currency’s value during the  height of the financial crisis.The Swiss franc soared as much as 37 per cent against the euro before paring gains later in the day. Swiss stocks have also tumbled as much as ten per cent with exporters of luxury goods particularly hard hit. last_img read more

first_imgInterest rates will rise gradually over the next two years, Mark Carney told MPs yesterday, playing down the chance of another rate cut.One member of the monetary policy committee (MPC) is tempted to vote for a rate cut, according to the minutes of its last meeting. However, Bank of England governor Carney refused to name them, leaving the City guessing as to the identity of the secret dove. The other three members of the committee speaking to MPs also denied it was them. David Miles, Martin Weale and Ben Broadbent all agree with the MPC’s main view that the next move in interest rates will be a hike. That leaves Minouche Shafik, Kristin Forbes, Andy Haldane, Ian McCafferty and Sir Jon Cunliffe as the remaining “suspects”. In monetary policy jargon a “hawk” is an economist who is concerned the economy will overheat and inflation will take off, and so leans towards higher interest rates. A “dove” is an economist who is less worried about inflation and more concerned with supporting GDP growth through lower interest rates. McCafferty last year voted for a rate rise, which makes him the least likely to consider a rate cut now. By contrast, in recent meetings Andy Haldane has recently said he is watching inflation “like a dove,” as he wants to make sure deflation does not set in. Previously, the MPC had seen 0.5 per cent as the lowest practical interest rate, as any lower rates would harm banks too much by crushing profits. “Because banks’ balance sheets are stronger now, we no longer have those concerns,” Carney told the Treasury Select Committee. “But everyone on the committee believes rates will end up higher rather than lower.” HUNTING FOR THE DOVE AMONG THE HAWKS MINOUCHE SHAFIKEx-IMF exec Shafik tries to shun the labels, calling herself an “owl”. A practical operator, she is thought to stick close to the governor on monetary policy decisions. ANDY HALDANEChief economist Haldane is the most openly dovish member and the main suspect as a potential rate-cutter. Last year he said he is watching inflation “like a dove”. SIR JON CUNLIFFEDeputy governor Cunliffe is the hardest to read – he focuses on financial stability, not monetary policy. He has given no clues away, and so could be a surprise dove. KRISTIN FORBESForbes is a suspect, but she is looking less like a dove lately. Yesterday she compared low rates to Midas’ touch – initially it created riches, but in time will do more harm than good.  Mark Carney silent on Bank of England’s mystery dove as he predicts interest rate hikes Tuesday 24 February 2015 9:08 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comcenter_img whatsapp Express KCS Tags: Bank of England Mark Carney People by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyTheFashionBallPrince Harry Admits Meghan Markle May Not Be The OneTheFashionBallMoneyWise.com15 States Where Americans Don’t Want To Live AnymoreMoneyWise.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirror Sharelast_img read more

first_img Twitter By Megan Shiel – 24th May 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Leaving Cert is cancelled, so does that mean we don’t get Leaving Cert weather? 👀🤔— Cathal O’Sullivan (@mista_osullivan) May 18, 2020This is amazingWhat an early 21st present🤤 I have the bestest friends🥺🥺 pic.twitter.com/NxKtyMN7go— Rebecca Gleeson (@becca_g99) May 21, 2020We think everyone tuned into this one last SundayWatching Laois beat Dublin on the Sunday game would make you mad for GAA to start back— Éimear Kelly (@eimearkellie3) May 17, 2020 The Weather, Laois v Dublin and The Year 2020 – It’s all in our Tweets of the Week Facebook Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date We never thought about this.. We’re glad you recovered from this ordeal Sinead!4 years ago today I fell asleep in the foundry toilet and a bouncer had to climb over the door to get me out and I thought I was being abducted by aliens x— Sin B (@Sinead_Branagan) May 22, 2020 TAGSTweets of the Week Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Electric Picnic WhatsApp Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Facebook Looking at the Laois Dublin game it’s clear Laois had a coaching philosophy behind them. Every time player was in possession they moved and made themselves available for the next play. That takes hours and hours to develop. Big lesson for teams looking to make progress— Timmy Hammersley (@TimmyHammersley) May 17, 2020Struggles of a double landlocked countySeeing stories from people who live by nice lakes or the beach break my heart😢😢 WHY do I live in LAOIS— stuck in Laurentine (@Lauren0809) May 19, 2020This was some achievement!Last hurl! Last kick! pic.twitter.com/yGX8BGEOen— Cahir Healy (@CahirH) May 17, 2020Dammit Jack..On New Year’s Day Jack walked into my room, still drunk, and shouted ‘woohoo 2020!!’ as if this was going to be the best year and I can’t help but think he jinxed us— Emma Dalton (@EmmaD2793) May 19, 2020SEE ALSO – Moment in Time: Heineken Cup Final Party Day in Togher in 2009 WhatsApp We’re back with our Tweets of the Week again this week!Laois Twitter is just the gift that keeps on giving.Check out our selection below: Previous article100 years ago this weekend, Laois’s longest-serving TD Oliver J Flanagan was bornNext articleBREAKING: Four more Coronavirus deaths and 57 new cases as leading Irish professor says Covid-19 is ‘definitely beatable’ Megan ShielMegan is currently studying English and New Media at the University of Limerick. A Raheen native, she’s happiest when talking sport, especially soccer but just don’t mention the 2019 champions league final News Pinterest Twitter Electric Picnic Home We Are Laois A Bit of Fun The Weather, Laois v Dublin and The Year 2020 – It’s all… We Are LaoisA Bit of Fun Pinterestlast_img read more

first_imgNews News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China [imText1]It has been confirmed that the missile transporter-erector-launchers (TELs) North Korea showed off at a military parade in Pyongyang in April 2012 were imported from China in contravention of UN sanctions. The vehicles were allegedly imported as “lumber transporters.”According to the latest report from a UN panel established to oversee the North Korea sanctions regime, Rim Mok General Trading Company, an affiliate of the North Korean Ministry of Forestry, made the contract to buy the vehicles, which were worth approximately $4.9 million. The model WS51200 vehicles were supplied by Hubei Sanjiang Space Wanshan Special Vehicle Co., which is wholly owned by the Chinese state.North Korea reportedly stated that the vehicles would be used for “transporting timbers in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.” However, the report states that the vehicles on show during the final third of the military parade on the anniversary of Kim Il Sung’s birth on April 15th, 2012 match the exterior design of the exported vehicles.“On the basis of the information currently available, the panel considers it most likely that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea deliberately breached the end user guarantee that it officially provided to Wuhan and converted the WS51200 trucks into transporter-erector-launchers,” the report concludes. SHARE AvatarKim Tae Hong By Kim Tae Hong – 2013.06.26 6:04pm RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img News UN Accuses North Korea of Lumber Lies Facebook Twitter There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak last_img read more

first_imgPerth chosen to pioneer new era for delivery of government services Minister for Government Services, Stuart Robert, today announced a new era of government service delivery will be trialled in Perth.From Monday 21 December, customers attending the transformed Perth City Service Centre can expect a new welcoming environment, specially tailored to assist older Australians requiring additional support.Minister for Government Services Stuart Robert said the new centre will incorporate upgraded self-service facilities and digital support, appointment based services, and connections to specialist services using video chat.‘We have a big and ambitious vision anchored in one big question: what do people want? Well, we asked Australians what they expect of us, and they told us getting help should be simple; systems and people should be helpful and intuitive; the service should be respectful of time and people’s circumstances; and the process should be transparent. Simple, helpful, respectful, transparent,’ Minister Robert said.‘I am proud to announce Services Australia will be trialling a new face to face offering in Perth which will build on our vision and set us on a path for delivering better services for all Australians.’As part of the trial, customers will be encouraged to provide feedback about the new service experience available at the centre.To the enable the transition to improve delivery of government services, the current Perth myGov site will close for a two-week refurbishment from close of business on Friday 4 December. During the refurbishment period, customers can continue to use online services and mobile apps to do most of their business with Services Australia and the Australian Taxation Office.Alternatively, if people require face-to-face assistance during this period, they can access Centrelink and Medicare services at one of the nearby service centres in Victoria Park or Innaloo. A digital service offer will continue to be available for the Australian Taxation Office. In addition, customers will be supported to access services delivered by the National Disability Insurance Agency and My Aged Care.From 21 December 2020, the refurbished Perth City Service Centre, located at 770 Hay Street, will continue to operate with the same opening hours, from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:aged care, AusPol, Australia, Australian, Australian Taxation Office, business, digital, disability, environment, Government, Hay, insurance, Medicare, Minister, mobile, Perth, social services, Victorialast_img read more

first_imgCOVID-19: Canada Provides Additional Relief to Broadcasting Sector From: Canadian HeritageThe Government of Canada continues to support industry hit hard by the pandemicBroadcasters have been hard hit by COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in a reduction of advertising revenues.As announced in the Fall Economic Statement on November 30, the Government of Canada will provide additional relief to eligible television and radio stations by waiving Part II broadcasting licence fees in 2020-21, which are collected annually by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). Waiving these fees will provide as much as $50 million in relief for these companies, helping them maintain their broadcasting productions for Canadians.The measure announced today does not include cable, satellite and IPTV providers (also known as broadcasting distribution undertakings) as their revenues are not as dependent on advertising.Broadcasters that benefit from this measure will need to meet certain conditions, including confirming a minimum 25-percent reduction of advertising revenues due to the pandemic, and continuing to operate in compliance with their regulatory obligations regarding Canadian content for at least two years. The CRTC will contact all eligible broadcasters regarding the next steps. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the government has played an important role in helping broadcasters continue to invest in news and information at a critical time, namely through the waiving Part I and Part II licence fees.Quotes“Canadians rely on radio and television to stay up to date on matters related to COVID-19. We continue to help radio and television broadcasters weather the unprecedented pressures the pandemic has placed on their advertising revenues.”-The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage Quick factsPart II broadcasting licence fees are regulatory charges under the CRTC’s Broadcasting Licence Fee Regulations to licensees who hold a conventional television, radio, discretionary television service, or a broadcasting distribution undertakings licence, with revenues higher than a certain amount.The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is an administrative tribunal that operates at arm’s length from the federal government. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Canada, Commission, coronavirus, covid-19, federal government, Government, industry, licence, meet, Minister, pandemic, satellite, telecommunications, weatherlast_img read more

first_imgAustralia Day Breakfast The public is invited to throw on its thongs and head on down to the Salisbury Community Hub for a morning of free celebrations to mark Australia Day on January 26.From 8am, a hot breakfast will be available at no cost, as well as a healthy option of fruit and yoghurt.To keep you entertained, there will be live music from The Crosstown Ramblers plus a range of other exciting activities including:Meet and greet opportunities with footy legends Darren Jarman and Alipate CarlileNovelty games including a vegemite eating competition and thong throwing competitionMini golfAnimal farmBalloon artistsBadge makingMilitary and defence vehicle displayThe official proceedings will begin at 8am with a Flag Raising Ceremony followed by Australia Day Awards at 8.30am and a Citizenship Ceremony taking place inside the Community Hub at 10am.Details can be found here or follow the City of Salisbury Facebook page here. Please note, this event is being held in line with Council’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic and is subject to any changes in directives provided by the State Government and SA Health. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:animal, Australia, citizenship, City of Salisbury, community, council, covid-19, Facebook, Government, health, local council, military, Music, SA, SA Health, Salisbury, vehiclelast_img read more

first_img advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Graeme Fletcher / Driving.ca While Lucy is a testbed and not a production vehicle, we can’t see BMW going through all this work just to build a toy. Expect the technology it’s pioneering to end up in a variety of models underpinned by the same powertrain. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever BMW’s late June showed off its latest EV test mule, “Lucy,” a battery-driven prototype built out of a standard 5 Series and offering more horsepower and torque than anything the German automaker’s ever built before.While the exterior looks like a standard 5 Series, somehow BMW managed to tuck a few electric motors and all the supplementary batteries and wires under the body, a seriously impressive feat.Three motors power the vehicle, like in a Tesla Model S, with two for the rear wheels; and one in the front to provide all-wheel-drive. The two motors in the rear allow for active torque-vectoring, improving cornering ability. Trending in Canada Together Lucy’s motors make a ridiculous 711 horsepower, which is 111 more than the current BMW M5 and its twin-turbo V8. Project BEV also trumps it on torque, with some 848 lb.-ft. on tap. All that stomp helps the sedan rocket to 100 km/h in just 3.0 seconds, and in total silence.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2BMW’s electric 5 Series prototype ‘Lucy’ Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 BMW’s electric 5 Series prototype ‘Lucy’  Graeme Fletcher / Driving.ca Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Trending Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca See More Videos Project BEV also uses no rare earth metals in its motors, and BMW says the upcoming iX3 will similarly keep the rare metals in the earth. RELATED TAGSBMWLuxuryElectric CarsLuxury CarsElectric VehiclesLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more