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October home sales down 16 per cent compared with September CREA

first_imgThe Canadian Press OTTAWA — Canadian home sales fell in October, as the number of transactions dropped in more than half of all local markets led by dips in Montreal, Edmonton and the Hamilton-Burlington, Ont., area.The Canadian Real Estate Association says national home sales through its MLS system dropped by 1.6 per cent last month compared with September.Compared with October 2017, sales last month were down 3.7 per cent as lower sales in the Vancouver region and the B.C. Fraser Valley more than offset gains in the Greater Toronto Area and Montreal.The drop came as the average price for a home sold last month fell 1.5 per cent from October last year to $496,800.Excluding the Greater Toronto Area and the Greater Vancouver area, two of the country’s most expensive markets, the average price of a home sold was just under $383,000.The number of new listings also dipped 1.1 per cent in October, led by declines in the Greater Toronto Area, Calgary and Victoria.last_img read more

Amnesty International responds to Jason Kenneys criticism of its open letter

In the battle of the open letters, here’s how it unfolded:Amnesty International’s Canadian branch wrote on Sept. 10, 2019, to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, “highlighting serious human rights concerns with his aggressive approach to defending the oil and gas industry.” Kenney responded: “I understand it must be hard for you.”And, now, Amnesty’s response to Kenney’s response …———Jason Kenney has made it abundantly clear, including in a lengthy letter published in this paper, that he sharply disagrees with the concerns Amnesty International raised in our Open Letter this week. We had noted that his government’s Fight Back Strategy, energy “war room” and public inquiry into foreign funding of environmental campaigns pose threats to the freedoms of speech and association, undermine the urgent work of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, set back efforts to address the climate crisis and expose human rights defenders to intimidation and threats.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Premier Kenney is derisive and mocking in his response, including frequent suggestions that we have lost our moral compass and are imagining human rights concerns where there are none. He instead remembers fondly the Amnesty International from his high school days, which campaigned to free prisoners of conscience. (We still do – every single day. In fact many of today’s prisoners of conscience are jailed because of their defence of the environment and Indigenous rights.)But here are three grim human rights realities that Premier Kenney fails to acknowledge in his attacks on Canadian civil society.First, the backdrop to all of this is the rapidly mounting global climate crisis. Earlier this week, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet — who as a political prisoner during the Pinochet years in Chile knows human rights abuse only too well — put it starkly at the UN Human Rights Council. She noted that, “Climate change is a reality that now affects every region of the world. The human implications of currently projected levels of global heating are catastrophic. The world has never seen a threat to human rights of this scope.”Never seen a human rights threat of this scope. That is why Amnesty International is speaking out. And why we all must do so, particularly our political leaders. Instead, Premier Kenney gives the climate crisis only passing reference as he talks of “several more decades of strong oil demand,” which the world is going to “get from somewhere”. Yet Canada has committed to an 80% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050. These necessary reductions are simply not consistent with growing oil production for decades. That is why we need a robust public dialogue on these issues, rather than a “war room” attempting to single out and silence environmentalists and rights defenders who raise such critical concerns.Second, when considering the realities of oil and gas production, pipeline construction and the climate crisis anywhere in Canada, we must confront our ongoing abject failure truly to respect the rights of Indigenous peoples.Without a doubt, Indigenous Nations must have the opportunity to participate as full partners in an economy in which they have long been marginalized and exploited. But full partnership includes the freedom to raise concerns and ultimately to say no when proposed projects would cause unacceptable harm to cultural heritage, traditional economies and other values.Beyond the “war room,” Premier Kenney’s signature policy is opposition to new federal impact assessment legislation that would require the decision-making process around resource development projects to consider the implications for the constitutionally protected rights of Indigenous peoples and impacts on the communities that host such projects. His apparent goal is to revert back to the Harper-era assessment process where Indigenous rights concerns were routinely excluded, provoking conflict and lengthy court battles.Third, in recent years there has been a staggering upsurge in the frequency and severity in attacks against human rights defenders around the world. The most vulnerable have included women, Indigenous land defenders and environmental campaigners, many of whom have paid with their lives. The danger often begins with the tone set by politicians and, around the world, growing numbers of authoritarian leaders feel free to vilify human rights defenders, disregarding the peril that is unleashed. Words matter.Premier Kenney showed that exact tendency in a speech this week when he brought up the case of Greenpeace activists who were jailed in Russia back in 2013, chillingly noting that while he wouldn’t recommend such action be taken in Canada, the case was “instructive”. Instructive of what and to whom?We did not suggest that the oil and gas industry in Alberta should be shut down.We did not seek, directly or indirectly, to boost oil sales for Saudi Arabia, Russia or Venezuela; three countries where Amnesty International actively exposes and campaigns for an end to atrocious human rights violations.We did not champion the cause of foreign billionaires who the Premier seems to imagine could only be motivated by greed and power rather than, perhaps, an urgent shared worry about our global climate that should be upper mind for all of us.We also did not say that Premier Kenney should refrain from defending the oil and gas industry; in fact, we noted that is his prerogative.What we did say is that human rights must be front and centre, for the same reasons that inspired us when the Premier was in high school. “Universal human rights” means all people, all rights, and all countries (including our own).We will continue to press that demand. There is too much at stake not to.Alex Neve is the secretary general of Amnesty International Canada read more

Calm along KosovoFYR of Macedonia border slows flow of refugees UNCHR

UNHCR spokesman Ron Redmond told the press in Geneva that the rate of arrivals in Kosovo has slowed “to a trickle” after a record 25,000 new arrivals over a 10-day period beginning 22 June. At the same time, renewed peace talks and reports that reservists were disarming in Skopje have prompted the return of refugees to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Mr. Redmond said, estimating that some 3,500 refugees went back over the weekend. “While these returns are regarded as a positive development, UNHCR and its partners remain extremely cautious and continue to be on alert,” he said.Also over the weekend, 500 people from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia crossed the border into Kosovo, according to UNHCR. Since fighting began in February, 73,818 people from the country have arrived in Kosovo, while another 34,546 people have been displaced within the country. read more

UN agency fears sailing tragedies at start of smuggling season in Bay

According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), more than 1,500 people boarded boats in northern Rakhine, the site of inter-communal violence since June 2012, with clashes between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims.“UNHCR believes the Myanmar Government and international community needs to redouble efforts to promote reconciliation and economic development in the Rakhine state for the benefit of all communities, and pursue practical measures to ensure basic rights so that the Rohingya could lead normal lives where they are,” spokesperson Dan McNorton told journalists in Geneva.The UN agency is also continuing to advocate for States in the region to strengthen regional cooperation and ensure that the humanitarian and protection needs of all people moving irregularly were properly met.In response to a question, Mr. McNorton said the people leaving seemed to be drawn by worries over general instability in the Rakhine state, and the difficulties in accessing health and other basic services. The exact number of boat departures is now known due to the clandestine nature of those movements, the spokesperson said. Unverified reports suggest that from June to December 2012, more than 14,000 people had left on boats from Myanmar and Bangladesh. In addition, over 24,000 people are believed to have left in the first eight months of 2013, according to UNHCR figures. Those numbers are “dramatically” up since June 2012, when the inter-communal violence broke out.“For the Rohingya in particular, leaving by boat was sometimes the only way for them to flee Myanmar,” Mr. McNorton said. “Without citizenship or valid travel documents, they faced difficulties in crossing overland due to a fear of arrest and detention by Myanmar authorities.” read more

Brocks Alumni Field officially opens

The new artificial turf athletics field at Brock University officially opened Saturday, and it now has a name.Alumni Field is a regulation-size artificial turf athletics surface with a full lighting system for night use. The 69 x 109 metre field has lines for lacrosse, rugby and soccer, as well as a massive Badgers logo at midfield along with ‘Brock’ and ‘Badgers’ written in the end zones.While Brock’s varsity teams will use the field for their home games, Alumni Field was built as a home for the University’s nearly 7,000 students who participate in intramural sports ranging from soccer to ultimate frisbee and flag football.“The name Alumni Field is a tribute to the contributions made by past and present students,” said Brian Hutchings, Vice-President, Finance and Administration. “This field is about enhancing the student experience. It’s about allowing more students to get involved in athletics and to give them another facility they can be proud of.”It was current and former students who paid for the project. The $1.5 million construction cost was covered by the Brock University Students’ Union, a generous donation from an anonymous Brock alumnus, and contributions from other alumni and friends of the University.“It’s the combination of students coming together with the University administration as well as the Brock community and alumni to make this a reality,” said BUSU President Kyle Rose. “It’s something students have expressed that they wanted and deserve. I’m most happy at the meaning behind it, which is the power of the students and the power of the Brock community. We came together around something that initially didn’t have a ‘how’, we only had a ‘why’. It’s awesome that we can figure out the ‘how’ if the passion behind the ‘why’ is strong enough.”After a grand opening ceremony Saturday, the Brock Badgers men’s and women’s lacrosse teams became the first student-athletes to use the field when they played home games at Alumni Field.Women’s lacrosse player Sarah Paton said the field will be a big benefit to her team.“Our team has faced many challenges, specifically finding field space and facility time,” said Paton, adding that the team often had to practise before the sun came up in the morning. “Brock’s new turf not only benefits our team by providing a lit area where we can practise safety, it allows our men’s and women’s teams to host home games.”Brock University’s Alumni Field.Brock University Alumni Field Quick factsSize: 69 metres x 106 metresPainted lines: Soccer, rugby, lacrosseCost: $1.5 MillionStudent athletes: 7,000 playing intramural sportsBuilder: Davan Group, (Puslinch, ON) read more

Ohio State ranked second in latest AP poll

OSU center Pat Elflein wraps his hand around the football during the first game of the 2016 season against Bowling Green on Sept. 3 in Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 77-10. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditFollowing a 45-24 victory over the No. 14 Oklahoma Sooners, Ohio State rose to the No. 2 spot in the weekly Associated Press Top 25 Poll. They had previously been ranked third, but a loss from No. 13 Florida State (formerly ranked No. 2) opened up a spot in the top two, allowing the Buckeyes to move up a spot.Alabama remains in the top spot this week following its dispatching of then-No. 19 Ole Miss, and Louisville checked in at No. 3 after a 63-20 victory over the Seminoles. Michigan is ranked No. 4 and Clemson rounds out the top five.Nebraska advanced to No. 20 after defeating previously-ranked No. 22 Oregon 35-32.Despite Iowa dropping out of the top 25, the Big Ten still has five teams in the latest AP poll. Along with OSU, Michigan and Nebraska, Michigan State moved up to No. 8 after slaying Notre Dame on the road, and Wisconsin comes in at No. 11, dropping two spots.The Buckeyes received four first place votes. read more

Wisla Plock player Marin Sego denied entry in Russia

← Previous Story VELUX EHF Champions League: HSV Hamburg and Chekhovski win, advance to L16 Next Story → VIDEO: Wisla Plock’s hosts Sungul Snezhinsk, atmosphere, opinions, moments of the game Marin SegoPlocksegosnezhinsksungul snezhinskWisla Plock Wisla Plock is to play Sungul Snezhinsk in the return leg of the EHF Cup, but an incident occured to one of their players. The Croatia Marin Sego was denied entry in Russia at the airport in Yekaterinburg despite having all documents, the club announced. Therefore has been sent back to Poland via Helsinki. Wisla Plock is angry at this denial of entrance, and has announced that they will lodge a complaint to the European Handball Federation.source: sprwislaplock.pl

Gianluca Vialli Juventus are Champions League favourites

first_imgFormer Juventus captain Gianluca Vialli rates his old side’s chances of Champions League glory strongly for this seasonThe 54-year-old captained Juventus to their last European crown in 1996 with a penalty shoot-out win over Ajax in Rome.Since then, Juventus have suffered defeat at the final stage of the Champions League five times.But Vialli believes that this season will be another story due to the star quality in the squad.“Juve are the strongest team in Europe,” Vialli told Gazzetta dello Sport. “I’m not just talking about the starters but also the squad depth.“Sometimes you look at the players they have on the bench and you’re amazed.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“The club did so well, they’ve added Cristiano Ronaldo to a structure that allowed them to win in Italy and to reach two Champions League finals in four years.“Let’s just say the team 22 years ago had the merit of winning the Champions League, but in everything else this team has superior quality, simply because they can field one of the best players in the world.“Allegri has two teams at his disposal. [Vialli’s boss Marcello] Lippi had a granite block, we were solid, tactically prepared and at the peak of our powers.“But Marcello didn’t have CR7. Now that [Zinedine] Zidane isn’t working, Allegri is better than anyone. The results say that.”Juventus top Group H with nine points from three games and will next host Manchester United in the competition next Wednesday.last_img read more

Panel agrees upon congressional redistricting plan

first_imgWashington State Redistricting CommissionThe bipartisan commission mapping new districts for state and congressional lawmakers announced Tuesday they had agreed on new congressional district lines but won’t reveal the details until Wednesday.The chief question is where the commission will propose placing a new 10th Congressional District in the state. The state will gain the extra seat due to population growth.That decision could have minor effects on Southwest Washington’s 3rd Congressional District represented by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas. If the 3rd District loses Olympia, it would likely fortify its Republican base.The commission convened Tuesday, only to recess 20 minutes later to continue bipartisan negotiations behind closed doors. Members reconvened three hours later to announce they had struck a compromise but offered no additional details. They will unveil the proposal at an 11 a.m. meeting Wednesday, they said.The commissioners are divided into two subteams to draw the new boundaries. Slade Gorton, Senate Republican appointee, and Tim Ceis, Senate Democratic appointee, are responsible for the congressional districts. Tom Huff, House Republican appointee, and Dean Foster, House Democratic appointee, are working on Eastern Washington’s legislative district maps.last_img read more

European Court rules on travel as working time case

first_imgThe European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that the time workers without a fixed or habitual place of work spend traveling from home to their first appointment of the day and from their last appointment of the day to their home to be working time for the purposes of the Working Time Directive.The ruling, announced in September, confirmed the opinion given by the Advocate General in June 2015 in the case of Federación de Servicios Privados del Sindicato Comisiones Obreras v Tyco Integrated Security SL and others.After Spanish security systems firm Tyco closed its regional offices in 2011 and assigned all staff to its central office in Madrid, technicians began to travel in a company vehicle from their home to appointments where they would carry out installation and maintenance at customer sites. The first and last journey of the day, which sometimes includes distances of more than 100km, was not counted as working time by the employer. Prior to this, Tyco calculated working time as commencing from the point employees would pick up their company vehicles from regional offices in the morning to go to appointments, until they returned them at the end of the day.The ECJ held with the Advocate General’s opinion that these journeys constitute working time on the basis that the employees are at their employer’s disposal, fulfilling their duties, and should be considered to be working for the duration of the journeys within the meaning of the Working Time Directive.The case has implications for employers and staff across the EU, including in the UK where the Working Time Directive is implemented through the Working Time Regulations. Employers will need to ensure that the inclusion of the time that workers without a fixed or habitual place of work spend traveling between their homes and their first and last appointment of the day remains compliant with the minimum rest periods required and the maximum working week, which is 48 hours normally averaged over a 17-week period.Graham Richardson, legal director at law firm Bond Dickinson, said: “Potentially, employees could be taken over the maximum working week if you add this [travel] time in, which would then put the employer in breach of the Working Time Regulations.“There is scope for employers and employees to use an opt-out in terms of the maximum working week under the Working Time Regulations, so employers will need to check whether they have opt-outs in place, although opt-outs cannot be used in every circumstance.”Adrian Martin, partner at Burges Salmon, added: “It is important to note that this is a judgement that affects working time for the purposes of the Working Time Regulations, which is primarily concerned with regulating how long people work and required rest breaks, as opposed to whether people are paid for it.“It is a different question as to whether an individual would be obliged to be paid for the time they are doing [on these journeys] and that would be governed by the minimum wage regulations and the employee’s contract of employment.”last_img read more

2010 Eddie and Ozzie Awards Finalists Announced

first_imgFull list of Eddie Award Finalists.Full list of Ozzie Award Finalists. Drum roll, please. FOLIO:’s list of 2010 Eddie and Ozzie Award finalists is in.It was no easy feat, but the FOLIO: team, along with our prestigious panel of judges, has narrowed the more than 2,000 entries received this year to a list of roughly 400 finalists. The annual award program—spanning all corners of the magazine publishing industry—recognizes the very best in editorial and design. It’s the largest and most inclusive awards program of its kind in the industry. From Bonnier to Penton to Questex to Source Interlink to Hanley Wood, all the best is represented here.FOLIO: will hand out the bronze, silver and gold award winners during an awards luncheon set for January 13, 2011 in New York City. Visit FOLIOAwards.com or click here to purchase your tickets now!last_img read more

GCI Receives 41 Million To Build 3G 4G In Rural Alaska

first_imgForty-eight communities in rural Alaska, including 26 in the YK Delta will receive 3G or 4G data service, thanks to an FCC grant of $41 million that GCI secured.Download AudioGCI’s David Morris says the money come from tribal mobility funds.  It’s a a one-time opportunity for underserved populations.“It’s one of the things that happened at the FCC level you would not expect to happen we’re just happy to take advantage of it and bring better technology out in your direction,” Morris said.GCI doesn’t have the specifics of when the communities will see the upgrade, but it will take a few years.“We still have to go through a few admin steps to say with certainty when the build schedule starts,” Morris said.They are expected to take two years to build out 3G, and three years for 4G services.It will expand off of the Terra-Southwest fiber optic and microwave towers and satellite where it’s still in use.“But if you’re terrestrial, terra, it’s going to go a lot faster than it will over satellite, but in any event going from 2G data platform which is in rural Alaska today to 3G or 4G will be a significant advancement,” Morris said.The full list of communities includes:AlakanukAmblerAniakBarrowBrevig MissionBucklandChefornakChevakEekEmmonakGambellGoodnews BayHooper BayKianaKipnukKivalinaKongiganakKotlikKotzebueKwigillingokMarshallMekoryukMountain VillageNewtokNightmuteNoatakNomeNoorvikNunam IquaPilot StationPitkas PointQuinhagakRussian MissionSavoongaScammon BaySelawikShaktoolikShishmarefShungnakSt. MarysSt. MichaelStebbinsTogiakTooksook BayTuntutuliakTununakUnalakleetUnalaskalast_img read more

39 perish in Maha rain mayhem

first_imgMumbai : At least 39 people have been killed in various rain-related incidents including wall crashes in Mumbai, Thane and Pune, and over 75 injured, on Tuesday as rains mayhem continued in large parts of Maharashtra. As a precautionary measure, the state government declared a public holiday for Mumbai. According to officials, the compound wall of a school in Pimpripada in Malad suburb collapsed on some adjoining hutments around 1 a.m. in which the toll went up to 19 from the previous 13. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us At least 54 flights were diverted and 52 cancelled at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport due to inclement weather. Mumbai received 375 mm of rainfall on Monday, making it the maximum July downpour that the city has seen over a 24-hour period, breaking the record of 1974. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Mumbai Fire Brigade and other agencies were engaged in massive rescue operations to rescue those trapped in the rubble. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told the state assembly that at least 75 people were injured in the incident as Mumbai received the highest 24-hour rainfall in July since 1974. Earlier on Tuesday, the compound wall of the Sinhagad College in Pune crashed on some hutments beside, killing at least seven persons, and NDRF teams were at the site to retrieve those still feared trapped in the debris. Advertise With Us Two persons who were trapped inside a SUV in the flooded Malad subway since last night were found dead on Tuesday. In the adjoining Thane district, three persons were killed when the boundary wall of National Urdu School crashed in Kalyan town and several more were injured. Besides, two persons were washed away in flood waters in an overflowing river in Jawahar. The Indian Navy’s team of divers from INS Tanaji deployed rubber boats, life-jackets, lifebouys and rescued over 1,000 people stranded in Krantinagar slums in Kurla, north-east Mumbai. Many parts of Mumbai and suburbs, as well as towns in Raigad, Thane and Palghar districts saw people struggling to safety in waist-deep waters, vehicles submerged, several tempos, trucks and heavy stranded on roads adding to traffic snarls. At least 150 BEST buses in Mumbai were also submerged and stranded at various locations in the city since Tuesday morning. The IMD has predicted extremely heavy to very heavy rains in parts of coastal Konkan. The Maharashtra government declared a public holiday for Mumbai city and BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Pravin Pardeshi ordered all schools and colleges shut for the day. When parts of Mumbai experienced a lull in rains since noon, thousands of harried people rushed out of their homes to buy stocks of vegetables, fruits, groceries, milk in markets which were charging higher rates.last_img read more

Chidambaram missing CBI pastes notice on his gate

first_imgNew Delhi: With senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram continuing to remain missing after the Delhi High Court refused to grant him protection from arrest in the INX Media case, the CBI late on Tuesday night pasted a notice on his gate asking him to appear before the investigation officer “within two hours”. Earlier, a six-member team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials on Tuesday arrived at his Jor Bagh residence one after the other, but could not meet him as he was not at home. Also Read – Abrogation Of Article 370 Carried Out In Inhuman Way: Urmila Matondkar Advertise With Us The CBI team reached Chidambaram’s residence around 6.30 p.m. and left 10 minutes later. The ED team then arrived at the senior Congress leader’s residence at around 7.30 p.m. Both teams left the premises after confirming that Chidambaram was not present at the address. When Chidambaram remained untraceable to the investigative agencies for hours, a CBI team returned to his residence and pasted a notice on the gate asking Chidambaram to appear before R. Parthasarthy, CBI Deputy SP, who is probing the case, to record his statement under Section 161 of the CrPC. Also Read – BJP launches anti-AAP campaign to save Delhi Advertise With Us The notice posted at Chidambaram house read, “Whereas it appears that you are acquainted with the facts and circumstances of the cases noted below which I am now investigating under chapter XII of the CrPc, you are hereby directed to attend before me within two hours of the receipt for the purpose of the investigation of the case.” Chidambaram is likely to seek protection from arrest from the Supreme Court Wednesday morning. Advertise With Us The CBI is investigating Chidambaram in the INX Media case, which it had registered on May 15, 2017, alleging irregularities in the FIPB clearance granted to the media group for receiving overseas funds of Rs 305 crore in 2007 during his tenure as Finance Minister. The ED is probing the money laundering case which it lodged in 2018.last_img read more

Black Card Revoked A Comedy Show

first_imgBrainy Girl Productions is scheduled to host Black Card Revoked: A Comedy Show, where local comedians will have to answer trivia questions related to Black culture. If they are right, they move into a 10 minute comedy set. If they answer the question wrong, they get just 7 minutes and give an audience member a chance to answer the questions correctly for a raffle ticket that could win them a free drink! The event is expected to include some of the best comedians in the city. Admission is free. The event is scheduled to be held on July 1 at 8 p.m. at The Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St NW. To register, visit eventbrite.com.(Courtesy Photo/eventbrite.com)last_img

Ebony and Jet Photo Archive Sale Sparks Relief Anxiety

first_imgBy Russell Contreras and Sally Ho, The Associated PressThe sale of the photo archive of Ebony and Jet magazines chronicling African-American history is generating relief among some who worried the historic images may be lost.But it’s also causing some to mourn since the images, including photos of Emmett Till in 1955 after he was killed and ones documenting the rise of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., won’t fully be in the hands an African American-owned entity. Ebony and Jet, for more than half a century, stood as the epitome of a Black-owned business.In this Dec. 10, 2001 file photo Linda Johnson Rice, president and chief operating officer of Jet magazine, looks over awards and recognitions won by the magazine in its 50-year lifetime at Jet’s Chicago headquarters. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)“You have to do what you have to do,” Roy Douglas Malonson, publisher of the Houston-based African American News & Issues newspaper, said. “But it’s sad because we lose control forever.”The Ford Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. McArthur Foundation, The J. Paul Getty Trust and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation are buying the archive for $30 million as part of an auction to pay off secured creditors of Johnson Publishing Company.Johnson Publishing, the owner of the archives and former publisher of the magazines, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in April.The foundations plan to donate the more than 4 million prints and negatives to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Getty Research Institute.The Smithsonian is expected to be the public steward of what is considered one of the most significant collections of photographs cataloguing African-American life. Getty will be tasked with digitally preserving the trove, some of which remains a mystery.The deal was shepherded by the presidents of the Ford and Mellon foundations. The two are among the nonprofit sector’s most prominent Black leaders and are themselves a rarity in the near exclusively White world of big-money philanthropy.Both Darren Walker and Elizabeth Alexander said the sale was important to them personally as African Americans.“What it means to be in a position to be able to be helpful in safeguarding this treasure and our shared history overwhelms me with joy,” Alexander said. “It is very significant.”Besides Black newspapers in cities across the nation, few media outlets dedicated resources to cover events and people connected to African American lifestyle and news as Ebony and Jet magazines. Ebony began publishing regularly just after the end of World War II while the smaller-sized Jet began in 1951 when African Americans in many regions still lived under racial segregation.Adrienne Samuels Gibbs, a former Ebony magazine staffer, said Ebony and Jet dutifully captured the environment that African Americans were forced to endure over the years.The collection of 4 million images chronicles the civil rights movement and the lives of prominent figures such as Miles Davis, Muhammad Ali, Nina Simone, and Coretta Scott King at her husband’s funeral. It was Jet in 1955 that published a photo of the open coffin of Emmett Till, showing the effects of the fatal beating the 14-year-old Chicago boy suffered at the hands of white men in Mississippi for allegedly whistling at a White woman.Gibbs said the photos also show everyday Black life — from children playing in city parks to elders praying at rural churches.“It wasn’t about all poverty and suffering. It was about joy,” Gibbs said.Ivey McClelland, 57, a musician in Albuquerque, N.M., said Ebony and Jet were found in every Black home she knew while growing up in Los Angeles. “My uncle, bless his heart, had around 30 to 40 years’ worth of Jet magazines,” she said. “He got them for ‘The Beauty of the Week’.”But McClelland said the magazines remained dear to her heart for their images connected to key moments in Black history. She and her mother were in Michigan and Canada when the Watts Riots of 1965 erupted. The first still images she saw of her community in Los Angeles damaged by fires were in Jet, she said.“My mother kept the special issues of Martin Luther King’s assassination,” McClelland said. “That’s why I hope these foundations save these archives and don’t do anything to appropriate the images.”Yalanda Lattimore, the host of “Buzz it or Bash It with DryerBuzz ,” an Atlanta-based podcast on Black issues, said she has been warning listeners and readers of her blog that the archive was in trouble.“It hurts my heart that Ebony had to sell these archives,” said Lattimore, 53. “But I’m glad foundations are involved. Foundations are the ones who help save archives connected to Black history, so I’m hopeful.”The foundations said whatever the future holds for the Ebony and Jet titles, they are thrilled to have helped secure the magazines’ legacy forever.“The good news here is that this archive — regardless of the future success of the Johnson publications — will be successful. This archive will be the legacy of the Johnson Publishing Company,” Walker said.last_img read more

How can Gitless save you from Git

first_imgGit, a version-control system used for tracking changes in computer files and coordinating work on those files. It is usually said that Git is easy to learn and it enhances performance as it is fast. However, a lot of users have been facing issues with Git as many find it difficult to understand the concepts of Git and work on it. Also, the UI is not user-friendly. Issues with Git A research paper titled, A Case of Computational Thinking: The Subtle Effect of Hidden Dependencies on the User Experience of Version Control by researchers from University of Cambridge states that users don’t have much confidence in Git. They manually copy their local working set to a separate backup directory before performing any operations via Git. File tracking is one of the major issues in Git. If someone creates a new file and then starts tracking changes to it, then the new modifications might not get saved and the older version of the file might get reflected. It is also difficult to rename a file with Git. According to Santiago Perez De Rosso, a PhD student in the Software Design Group at MIT, the major issues with Git are switching branches, detached head and untracking files. Gitless makes a difference As many users have complained about Git, earlier this year, Gitless, a version control system built on top of Git was released. It is comparatively easier than Git. Since, Gitless is implemented on top of Git, one can always fall back on Git. How is Gitless better? Easy to save changes with Gitless There is flexible commit command in Gitless that makes it easy to save changes to the repository very easy. Also, another advantage in Gitless is that it does not have a staging area. One can also change the classification of any file to untracked, tracked, or ignored, even if the file doesn’t exist at the head.                                                                   Source: Gitless Branching In Gitless, a branch is a separate line which is independent of development and keeps its working files separate from others. Whenever a user switches to a different branch, the contents of the working directory are saved, and the ones corresponding to the branch the user is switching to, are retrieved. Gitless also remembers the file classification. One need not worry about the uncommitted changes conflicting with the changes in the destination branch. Source: Gitless The below mentioned commands are used in Gitless, which make the working very easy. gl init is used for creating an empty repo or creating one from an existing remote repository. gl track is used for tracking changes to files gl untrack stops tracking changes to files gl checkout helps to check the committed versions of files With gl history, one can view history gl branch is used for listing, creating, editing or deleting the branches gl switch is used for switching branches Read more about Gitless on Gitless’ official website. IntelliJ IDEA 2018.3 is out with support for Java 12, accessibility improvements, GitHub pull requests, and more GitHub Octoverse: The top programming languages of 2018 GitHub now supports the GNU General Public License (GPL) Cooperation Commitment as a way of promoting effective software regulationlast_img read more

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