Alutiiq language nest school enters first full semester

first_imgAlaska Native Arts & Culture | Arts & Culture | Education | SouthwestAlutiiq language nest school enters first full semesterAugust 4, 2017 by Kayla Desroches, KMXT-Kodiak Share:Students and teachers in classroom in the Afognak building on Near Island during pilot semester. (Photo by Kayla Desroches/KMXT)A preschool designed to immerse children in the Alutiiq language is about to enter its first full semester of classes.The Administration for Native Americans granted the Sun’aq tribe roughly $2 million dollars to establish the nest school. It wrapped up its pilot semester in May.Local artist Hanna Sholl said she enrolled two of her children in the nest school. She said her daughter became more comfortable using Alutiiq words over the period of the class.“She would use them a little bit in the nest, but then she would come home and she would have no problem telling her brothers, kita, let’s go, and asking for things. Like, she asks for juice in Alutiiq. Even still now she’ll do that.”Teacher Marya Halvorsen wants to encourage more of that kind of language use in the classroom. She said that’s a consideration moving forward on possible improvements to the program.“I think that we had some really lofty ideas about how quickly a curriculum would move along, so we have definitely revisited that and revised it to meet the needs of multiple small children, lots of moving parts,” Halvorsen said. “We have also tried to work out a way to change our focus on getting responses from them instead of them just having a receptive understanding.”As an assessment tool, they made audio recordings of the classes.Halvorsen said that in preparing for September’s reopening she’s been going over some of the tape.“I’ve been listening to that for the last day and a half and identifying my kids by voice, by screech, by squeal, and it’s occurred to me how much I miss them,” she said. “I’m really looking forward to getting them back in and hanging out with them. They’re all really cool little people. But I’m also looking forward to what we can do with an entire full year.”This coming semester will go from September through May with an expanded schedule of classes and a new, permanent office above the Alutiiq Museum.The program is currently taking applications for enrollment.Share this story:last_img read more

Here are the 40 wealthiest ex-apprentices

first_imgThursday 26 February 2015 11:53 am Anyone who wants to be rich is typically told to go to university, but apprenticeships can offer another route, with a number of ex-apprentices making it to the top of their trade and becoming multi-millionaires in the process.As demand for skilled workers rising – to the extent that some can ask employers for higher starting salaries – apprenticeships are becoming an ever-important foothold into today’s highly skilled economy. The coalition government has ramped up the number of apprenticeships available to people in the UK. While it expects 300,000 apprenticeships to be created this financial year, the figure will rise to 400,000 for 2014-15.Apprenticeships have been touted as a way of getting more young people into employment, but they’re open to all ages. Barclays recently announced the launch of a training programme specifically designed for the over-50s.About one in five university graduates go on to become millionaires (based on their assets, although the figures don’t account for household debts) according to the Office for National Statistics. And Where Do CEOs Come From says that a whooping 92 per cent of chief execs hold a degree.But piling onto the apprenticeship bandwagon is another way of netting a considerable fortune in years to come. JCB chairman, Lord Bamford, topped the list with a net worth of £3.6bn at equipment manufacturer Massey Ferguson.Here’s the full list by with the Association of Accounting Technicians ahead of National Apprenticeship Week (9-13 March) showing other successful people whose apprenticeships put them on the path to success: whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Jessica Morris Former England captain David Beckham Here are the 40 wealthiest ex-apprentices center_img Apprentice Rich List RankingNameApprenticeship typeWealth £mSource of wealth1Lord Bamfordapprentice at Massey Ferguson£3,150construction equipment2Laurence Graffapprentice jeweller£3,000diamonds3John Caudwellengineering apprentice£1,500mobile phones4Sir Terry MatthewsPost Office Research apprentice£1,190computers5 =Jim McCollapprentice engineer£1,000engineering5 =Vladimir Makhlaiturner’s apprentice£1,000industry7John Bloorapprentice plasterer£750construction, motorcycles8Sir Arnold Clarkapprentice shoe designer£675car sales9Lord Allianceapprenticed into Grand Bazaar in Tehran£650mail order, textiles10Trevor Hemmingsbricklayer’s apprentice£625property11Michael Oliverapprentice engineer£608engineering12Sir Daid McMurtryapprentice machinist & fitter£559engineering13Jack Tordoffapprentice mechanic£353car sales14Michael Oglesbyapprentice plumber£325property15Dean Hoyleengineering apprentice£284greeting cards16John Deerengineering apprentice£268engineering17David Hoodapprentice at hi-fi manufacturer£265aviation, electronics18 =Ron Dennisapprentice mechanic£260motor racing18 =Clinton McCarthyapprentice carpenters / joiners£260construction20Lord Bagriapprentice metal trader£250metals21Jamie OliverWestminster Catering College; catering apprentice£240food, media22Peter Dawsonengineering apprenticeship£216trucks23 =David BeckhamYouth Training Scheme (Football)£210fashion, football23 =Lord Haugheyair conditioning and refrigeration apprentice£210refrigeration25Mark Constantineapprentice hairdresser£204cosmetics26Ringo Starrapprenticeship at Liverpool equipment manufacturer£170music27 =Rodger Duddingnaval engineering apprentice£160property27 =Tommy Dreelanheating, ventilation & plumbing apprentice£160oil services29Kenneth Townsleyairline traffic officer apprentice£158travel30 =John Friedaapprentice hairdresser£150hairdressing30 =Eric Claptonapprentice stained glass design£150music32Stewart Milneapprentice electrician£135construction33 =Ozzy Osbourneapprentice toolmaker£130music33 =Marcus Margulieswatch factory apprentice£130watches35Sir Tom Farmergarage apprentice£128property, car parts36Ted FortRolls Royce apprentice£110engineering37 =Ross Brawnapprentice mechanical engineer£100motor racing37 =Larry Kinchapprentice instrument engineer£100oil, gas services39George Mooreapprentice joinery craftsman£95furniture40Andrew Thorpeapprentice at FW Thorpe£90lighting  whatsapp Share Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 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 TimesHistory 10[Gallery] The 25 Worst Casting Choices of All-TimeHistory 10ComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyTheFashionBallPrince Harry Admits Meghan Markle May Not Be The OneTheFashionBalllast_img read more

Premium / M&A radar: Hermes won’t be FedEx’s next TNT Express (hopefully)

first_img Password* In Jewish humour there’s an old joke that takes various forms but basically runs along the following lines…Non-Jew: ‘Rabbi, I’d like to convert to Judaism.’Rabbi: ‘Why? Don’t you have enough problems already?’The joke sprang to mind when unconfirmed reports emerged recently that FedEx may be close to sealing the acquisition of some kind of stake in European delivery company Hermes.You can read the original report in German here, and Reuters’ paraphrased version here, and our preliminary news recap here.Hermes is part … Email* Premium subscriber LOGIN New Premium subscriber REGISTER Reset Your Password Please either REGISTER or login below to continue LOGIN Email* Reset Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium By Mike Weir 04/06/2020 Please Login << Go back Forgotten your password? Please click herelast_img read more

Is the peer review system sustainable?

first_img Publishing fewer papers would be another means of rebalancing the load, as Tricia Serio, a biologist at the University of Arizona, argued in a post on the Conversation. “The first step is to reset and clearly state our standards for quality in both publishing and peer reviewing,” she wrote. “The outcome will certainly be fewer publications in biomedicine, but their individual impact will be greater.”Perhaps. But another solution would be to open the spigot for more and different forms of peer review. Sites such as and PubMed Commons allow for peer reviewers to participate in ways that are less time-consuming but, in aggregate, far more valuable than the anonymous pre-publication process that happens these days. The old guard has resisted that trend, just as those who may not live until climate change has disastrous effects might ignore those realities, too. But they’re not the ones who will have to turn down the coming tsunami of peer review requests. By Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus Nov. 18, 2016 Reprints Toho Co. Ltd./AP Related: The paper, published in PLOS ONE, included a few other interesting nuggets about the system. Researchers in the United States, for example, punch above their weight, reviewing a greater share of the world’s papers than they publish. On the other hand, Chinese scientists are net importers of reviewers’ time, publishing more globally than they review — twice as much, in fact. A general rule of thumb that many scientists use is to review one paper for every one they submit.As we and others have argued, peer review is a deeply flawed system, but one that deserves fixing, not scrapping. The latest study does nothing to change that view. It does, however, point to a few simple changes that could go a long way toward shoring up the structure.The first is paying reviewers for their time. Although the risk is that the “peer-review heroes” might get a windfall, it’s likely that many scientists who would like to review but feel they can’t spare the time will decide a few extra bucks is worth the extra work.That could bring about a class of professional reviewers — recently retired academics, perhaps, who bring a wealth of experience to the task, or consultants like Jonas Ranstam, who recently won an award as the world’s most prolific reviewer. What do Godzilla and scientific peer review have in common? Each by rights ought to be collapsing under its own weight. Yet somehow they stand.The good news — for movie fans and scholars alike — is that the behemoths appear to be stable for the moment. But, in the case of peer review, at least, it wouldn’t take much for the system to become perilously imbalanced.As it stands now, according to a new study, the pool of peer reviewers is able to keep up with the massive number of new papers published each year in biomedicine — more than 1 million, and climbing.advertisement The WatchdogsIs the peer review system sustainable? center_img Tags peer review We should reward peer reviewers. But how? Related: The amount of time reviewers spend on the task is, simply put, gargantuan: an estimated 63.4 million hours in 2015 alone, according to the authors of the study, or roughly 7,300 years’ worth of reviewing. If journals were to compensate those reviewers at a reasonable rate of $75 per hour, that’s on the order of $4.5 billion of labor.But the problem is, the distribution of labor is highly uneven. The researchers found that 5 percent of reviewers were responsible for nearly 30 percent of those hours. And that could lead to shoddier reviews, they wrote: “These ‘peer-review heroes’ may be overworked, with risk of downgraded peer-review standards.”advertisement Why our peer review system is a toothless watchdog last_img read more

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, May 12, 2021

first_img Council Twitter Electric Picnic Facebook TAGSDeaths in Laois Previous articleJOB VACANCIES: William Gorman Plant Hire seeking to skilled construction general operativesNext articleBreaking Ball: Far too early in the season to be getting excited about results – good or bad LaoisToday Reporter Facebook Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Deaths By LaoisToday Reporter – 12th May 2021 Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Below are the recent local deaths.May they rest in peace.Laurance (Larry) PhelanBacca, Mountrath, LaoisLaurance (Larry) Phelan, Bacca, Mountrath, Co. Laois. – Died 10th May 2021, (peacefully) at the Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise, surrounded by his loving family, Predeceased by his beloved wife Kathleen, brothers. Deeply regretted by his daughters Liz and Sinead, sisters Cissie (Collier) and Molly (Lalor), brother Aidan, nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, extended family, relatives, great neighbours, and friends.Family Rosary on Wednesday evening at 9 o’clock in his home. Removal to St. Fergal’s Church Camross (eircode 32VY79) on Thursday morning, for Requiem Mass at 11 o’clock, (via Roundwood), followed by Burial in the adjoining cemetery.Larry’s Funeral Mass will be live streamed on the Camross Community Pastoral Council Facebook Page.For those who wish to show their support along the route from the church to the cemetery, you are asked to do so in a Socially Distanced and Safe Manner.Patricia Campbell (née McGowan)Farnans, Ballickmoyler, Carlow / LaoisUnexpectedly. Sister of the late Peter and Fiona. Deeply regretted by her loving husband Colin, son Liam, daughter Kirsty, brother John, sisters Sheila and Theresa, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, family, friends and pets.Due to government restrictions Requiem Mass will take place at 11.15 am on Friday morning (14th May) in The Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow, limited to 50 people. Patricia’s Mass can be viewed on The Cathedral of the Assumption’s online streaming service by using the following link A private family cremation will take place afterwards.Gerard (Gerry) Doyle110 O ‘Molloy Street, Tullamore, Offaly / Portarlington, LaoisFormerly of St Brigid’s Square, Portarlington, County Laois. Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the Regional Hospital, Tullamore. Predeceased by his loving wife Kathleen, parents James and Anna, sisters Janey, Lonie and Rosie. Deeply regretted by his loving son James, daughters Annamarie, Janet, Georgina and Geraldine, brother Eamon, sisters Teesie, Carmel, Nuala and Anna, grandchildren Craig, Shauna and Callum, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and friends.Due to the Covid 19 restrictions A Private Family Funeral will take place. Removal from his residence on Thursday at 10:40am arriving Church Of The Assumption, Tullamore for Requiem Mass at 11:15am. Funeral afterwards to Clonminch Cemetery, Tullamore. People are welcome to stand along the route to the Church, in the Churchyard and in the Cemetery with Strict Social Distancing being observed at all times.Gerard’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on: LalorWoodview, Stradbally, LaoisMiriam Lalor, Woodview, Stradbally, unexpectedly at her home on Friday the 7th May 2021. Sadly missed by her family, son, Jason sisters Eileen and Margaret, brothers P.J and Eddie (Ned), nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends especially ChristinaReposing at the Presentation Chapel, Stradbally from 1pm on Tuesday (11th May) with recital of the Rosary at 7pm Tuesday evening. Funeral Mass for Miriam will take place on Wednesday (12th May) at 12 noon in The Sacred Heart Church, Stradbally. Miriam will then be laid rest to in Oakvale Cemetery.For those who wish to show their support along the route from the church to the cemetery, you are asked to do so in a Socially Distanced and Safe Manner.Miriam’s Funeral Mass and Interment may be viewed on link below – SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Electric Picnic last_img read more

N. Korea’s state-run smuggling activities continue despite coronavirus

first_imgWith the COVID-19 pandemic showing no signs of abating, North Korea has intensified its disease control measures, especially for individuals engaging in state-sponsored smuggling activities at the Sino-North Korean border. “The authorities are allowing traders to work in the Sino-North Korean border region for a period of one week before they are replaced,” a source in North Korea told Daily NK on Mar. 20. “The government has limited the period because it is worried that anyone who has entered China or made contact with a Chinese person may become infected with the coronavirus.” In short, traders involved in state-run smuggling operations are allowed to conduct their activities in North Pyongan Province, Chagang Province, North Hamgyong Province and the Rason Special Economic Zone for a week before being “cycled out” of the area. “Teams made up of traders and drivers are being sent to the border region for the week. After the week is up, they are quarantined for one month,” the source further explained. The quarantined traders and drivers are reportedly being placed in accommodations in the Sino-North Korean border region. Traders who have “preexisting medical conditions” are reportedly not allowed to join the teams heading to the border region. Some of the traders have criticized this rule, comparing the selection process for the trade teams with the 5th Department of the Workers’ Party of Korea – a notoriously selective organization made up of women who tend to the affairs of Kim Jong Un’s family and elite officials.  In the past, smuggling activities occurred under the supervision of customs officers and Ministry of State Security (MSS) agents; now, however, these activities are being monitored by a total of six different organizations, including a special unit dispatched from the central government, local MSS offices, MSS offices affiliated with customs offices, customs officials, local disease control officials, and government officials affiliated with the Ministry of External Economic Relations. “The government has tightened surveillance on state-run smuggling activities because of the focus on disease control and prevention. Normally, however, such a heavy amount of monitoring would be aimed at ensuring transparency in smuggling operations,” one source told Daily NK. State-led smuggling had reportedly been shut down following the closure of the Sino-North Korean border in late January, but started up again from early March. North Korean officials appear to have restarted smuggling activities to alleviate the detrimental impact of the closure on the country’s economy.Daily NK reported last month that North Korean officials had requested a restart in smuggling operations over the border, but had been rebuffed by their Chinese interlocutors. North Korea is mainly smuggling in goods specifically requested by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Daily NK sources said. “The authorities are prioritizing the import of only the most necessary things,” he added. According to Daily NK sources, the goods are disinfected immediately upon arrival in the country. Less urgent items are reportedly stored for a period of two weeks in a storage facility after being disinfected.*Translated by Violet KimPlease direct any comments or questions about this article to [email protected] in Korean News Facebook Twitter News News Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store center_img TAGSMinistry of State SecuritySino-North Korean relationssino-north korean bordercoronaviruseconomysmugglingtradepublic healthcovid-19 SHARE North Korea hikes “party contributions” Russia-based workers must pay by 30-55% North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) AvatarHa Yoon AhHa Yoon Ah is one of Daily NK’s full-time journalists. Please direct any questions about her articles to [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Canada one of five countries most exposed to Chinese slowdown: report

first_img Higher oil prices helped narrow Canada’s trade deficit to $4.2B in January Canadian Press Purchase of three icebreakers turns Canada’s August trade surplus into a deficit Canada, where commodities make up roughly half of exports, is facing lower prices for its goods and falling demand from China, which accounts for five per cent of its total exports. Unigestion says China is maturing from an investment-led economy into a services and consumer-based economy, meaning annual GDP growth of around seven per cent rather than the average of 12% that the country posted between 2000 and 2010. An aging population, over-investment, a slowdown in the European Union and the rise of the U.S. dollar are also weighing on the country’s growth. The Chinese yuan (a.k.a. renminbi) is pegged to the greenback, meaning gains in America’s currency push up the value of the Chinese currency and make its exports more expensive for buyers. Unigestion says the country most exposed to the Chinese slowdown is Malaysia, followed by Australia, South Korea and Switzerland. A new report says Canada is one of five countries most exposed to China’s slowing growth. Geneva-based asset manager Unigestion says Canada’s reliance on commodity exports makes it vulnerable as Chinese demand for oil, metals and other raw materials falls because of structural shifts in its market. Canadian trade deficit grew in October Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Exports Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related newslast_img read more

Sergeant Hird Pursues Musical Dream

first_imgRelatedSergeant Hird Pursues Musical Dream FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail He emerged from adversity to become an outstanding music talent and hopes one day, to be named the musical director for the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF).It is in pursuit of his dream, that Sergeant Albert Hird is perfecting his musical and conducting talents at the Royal Military Academy of Music in London.“I am here (London) on a student bandmaster course, studying to be a bandmaster and I hope to one day in the future, take over . the Jamaica Military Band,” he told JIS News.In addition to serving with the military band, Sergeant Albert Hird has also worked with the Philharmonic Orchestra as principal flutist, the Jamaica National Choral, the Jamaica Orchestra for Youth, the National Dance Theatre Company, the Jamaica Musical Theatre, the Little People Association as well as the St. Andrew and St. Jude’s singers.Sergeant Hird, whose ultimate goal is to become the JDF’s director of music, is unfazed by what some would see as a difficult journey from a three-year old placed in an orphanage to a successful career in music.He grew up with four brothers at the Maxfield Park Children’s Home and developed his musical talent at the Alpha Boy’s School and later at the Edna Manley College.He notes that while it was difficult growing up without parents, he was encouraged by his brothers, who supported his dream of becoming a musician.Sergeant Hird recalls that it was his brother, Patrick, who encouraged him to join the JDF. “After I completed my studies at the Edna Manley College in the music department, I knew that I needed a job. I was offered a scholarship to go to the United States to do further music studies and it was there that I developed an interest in conducting. After I completed studies in the States, I went straight to the army in 1988, just before Hurricane Gilbert”.He played the bassoon in the army and later received a scholarship from the JDF to study the clarinet in the United Kingdom and was named outstanding overseas musician for the year.“I successfully completed the grade eight of the Royal School of Music with distinction and I started to push myself forward as I saw this as a door towards my goal and to further developed my love and gift for conducting. I was given the baton to conduct while studying here (in London) in 1998,” he boasts to JIS News.On returning to Jamaica, he says, “I realised that I wanted to come back here for more training and made my wish known to the JDF”. It was however several more years before that wish came true.He informs that at the end of the three-year course, “you get a bandmaster certificate from the Ministry of Defence and a bachelors of musical with honours from Kingston University. I have just completed my second year successfully with a B plus, and I feel very proud”.“I have become a better person since I have been here and administrative-wise and in terms of leadership, this will help me to develop within the JDF,” he tells JIS News.Sergeant Hird acknowledges the support of his wife of 15 years, Andrea and his sons Kemar and Adrian.He is also looking forward to returning to the JDF and perhaps taking over the leadership of one of the bands. He is keen to see more young people with musical talent enlisting in the JDF. Sergeant Hird Pursues Musical Dream UncategorizedOctober 4, 2006 Advertisementscenter_img RelatedSergeant Hird Pursues Musical Dream RelatedSergeant Hird Pursues Musical Dreamlast_img read more

ILO calls on Myanmar to respect freedom of association and restore democratic order

first_imgILO calls on Myanmar to respect freedom of association and restore democratic order The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Guy Ryder, has expressed grave concern about the situation in Myanmar following the removal of the civilian Government by the military.Recalling that the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has called on the military leadership to respect the will of the people of Myanmar and to adhere to democratic norms, with any differences to be resolved through peaceful dialogue, Ryder urged military leaders not to interfere with the rights of workers, including civil servants, and employers, to participate in peaceful protests. He called for the restoration of democratic order and civilian rule.Ryder’s intervention follows reports of intimidation and threats against workers and trade unionists peacefully protesting for the restoration of civilian rule. Civil servants who participate in the protests have also been threatened with dismissal and penalties. He stressed that democracy and freedom of association are intrinsically linked.“I call on the military to immediately remove orders restricting assemblies of more than five persons, a halt to the repression of dissenting voices and the full respect of workers’ fundamental and human rights and freedoms. I urge military leaders to ensure no workers, including civil servants are detained, intimidated or harassed for participating in peaceful protests,” Ryder said.Ryder stressed that the right of assembly, freedom of opinion and expression and, in particular, freedom to hold opinions without interference, constitute civil liberties that are essential for the normal exercise of trade union rights.He also highlighted the obligations flowing from Myanmar’s membership of the ILO and its ratification of the key ILO Convention on Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize, 1948 (No. 87), and underlined the importance of the ILO’s continuing work to eliminate forced labour in the country.“I urge military leaders to uphold commitments under the Convention to ensure that workers and employers are able to exercise their freedom of association rights in a climate of complete freedom and security, free from violence and threats,” he said.The ILO is continuing to monitor events closely, through its office in Yangon, and is particularly concerned for the security and well-being of its worker and employer constituents, for which it would hold the military authorities accountable. /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:Assembly, climate, Democracy, dialogue, exercise, Government, Human Rights, ILO, leadership, military, Myanmar, Secretary-General, security, trade union, UN, violencelast_img read more

Taylor’s coal plan is fossil fuel ideology gone mad

first_imgTaylor’s coal plan is fossil fuel ideology gone mad GreenpeaceIn response to Angus Taylor’s announcement that the Federal Government wants coal power stations to be paid for their capacity rather than their output, Greenpeace Australia pacific spokesperson Nelli Stevenson said that this is “fossil fuel ideology gone mad”.“Paying the drivers of the climate crisis to keep cranking out emissions because their operations do not stack up economically is bonkers, it doesn’t take an economist to see this is pouring good money after bad.“Australia needs to reach 100% renewable energy before 2030 and net zero emissions by 2035 in order to protect Australians from the worst impacts of climate change. Angus Taylor’s plan to prop up coal and gas power stations for as long as possible is the complete opposite of that.“The very reason this is happening is that as well as being Australia’s top contributor to climate change, Australia’s old and polluting fleet of coal power stations are expensive and unreliable. “Renewable energy is the cheapest form of new energy. Angus Taylor needs to put his ideology aside and start actually doing his job as Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction and get Australia on a path to being powered by clean and safe renewables. /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:Australia, climate, climate change, climate crisis, crisis, energy, Federal, federal government, Fossil, Government, Greenpeace, Minister, money, power station, renewable, renewable energy, zero-emissionlast_img read more