first_img(People against the flooding for the Muskrat Falls dam block the construction site entrance. Photo: Tom Fennario/APTN)Tom FennarioAPTN National NewsMUSKRAT FALLS, N.L — Dozens of protectors of the land who are trying to stop the  progress of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project defied a court order and blocked the entrance to the dam’s construction site forcing workers to stay long after their shift had ended and prevented the next shift from starting for two hours.“You know, sometimes everybody has to suffer and that’s the situation we’re in right now,” said Inuk protestor irk Lethbridge. “We’re standing up for ourselves, we’re no longer willing to lay down.”The group is concerned that the scheduled flooding expected to start this fall will release toxins into the water and carry downstream to where they hunt and fish.See related stories here: Muskrat FallsWednesday night’s action comes on the heels of the Newfoundland and Labrador’s Environment minister announcement that it ordered Nalcor, the province’s energy agency, to clear vegetation away from the flood zone.What isn’t clear is how much will be removed.“We’re not going to make any deals for a few trees to be cut,” said Lethbridge. “We want the entire area cleared of vegetation so there will be no Methylmercury.”“We’re standing up for ourselves, we’re no longer willing to lay down.” Kirk Lethbridge. Photo: Tom Fennario/APTNAccording to a study by Harvard University, methylmercury, a naturally occurring neurotoxin, will seep from the vegetation if the planned flooding of an area along the Churchill river goes ahead poisoning Inuit and Innu country food, such as fish and other wildlife.“Nalcor has been indicating they have no other choice other than to create this flood to protect their investment.” Newfoundland and Labrador Environment Minister Perry Trimper told APTN National News. “They’ve got $7 billion spent on infrastructure now and they are asserting that they need to do this flood,”Trimper emphasized that Nalcor has been told to clear as much vegetation as possible before the flooding and that letters inviting the three Labrador Indigenous groups to take part in an independent advisory council have been sent.“But it’s clear that a lot of people today are clearly not happy because I’ve not stopped the project,” said Trimper.”That’s what so many people are hoping for. But that’s not my responsibility.”People vow to increase action on the ground to force the province to completely clear the flood zone of vegetation. Photo: Tom Fennario/APTNSeeing some compromise on the government’s part has energized people on the Muskrat Falls line.“We have the government of Newfoundland on the run,” said Lethbridge. “And we’re not going to back down from that.”Wednesday’s work stoppage follows a blockade of the site Sunday that lead to a court injunction against people on the line and an early morning raid by the RCMP that resulted in nine arrests.Three people have also joined Inuk artist Billy Gauthier in a hunger strike. They say they will not eat unless the province clears the vegetation and top soil in the flood zone.“I think as this carries on, you will see more Innu taking part in this action,” said David Nuke, as he watches a group of Innu woman set up a tent at the protest camp across the road from the Muskrat Falls gate.For Lethbridge, it was a welcome sight.“We have no fear, the circle is complete, the Innu are with us now. There’s nothing that can stop the people of Labrador now, we’re no longer willing to live in a box,” he said.— with files from Trina Roachetfennario@aptn.ca troache@aptn.calast_img read more

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views, policies or position of Atlanta Black Star or its employees Tim Tebow accepted the cowardly criticism by underachieving teammates with the grace and dignity that mark his character. Wish it could rub off on the other New York Jerks.“I think some frustration and I guess some sadness,” Tebow said when asked how he felt. “It’s never fun to hear criticism, but at the same time, it’s something I’ve always used as motivation, and you try to get stronger from it. That’s how I approach it. I always find the good and the positive from every situation. The positive from this is (I’ve) got to work a little bit harder and improve and build better relationships with your teammates.”Perfect, mature response to disloyal teammates who actually play in the games and have contributed to the Jets’ 3-6 record. So the question is, if Tebow is “terrible,” as some told the New York Daily News, then what are they? Super terrible?“I’ve heard criticism my whole life playing football,” Tebow went on. “You try to do your best at handling it. Understanding on one side you just try to make it motivate you, but at the same time, it always has somewhat of an effect on you. You’re human and it’s not always fun to have people say negative things about you, but you try to be stronger from it. It always has made me stronger in the past and it will continue to be.”What, exactly, has Tim Tebow done to anyone, especially the Jets, except get them more coverage than they deserve? He’s been a model teammate. He works hard. He says the right thing. He even appears to be genuine. For those reasons alone Tebow should be a revered teammate.And yet the sorry Jets chose to rip him for no reason whatsoever. And, like scared little boys, they do so anonymously. Weak. This whole Tebow fascination the last two years has been amazing. It’s been amazing how writers and fans alike “hate” him because he’s “overrated,” when all he has done is win football games when given the opportunity.“You can’t control a lot of things,” Tebow said. “This is something I can’t control, but I can control my attitude, my effort and my work ethic. Those are things that never change regardless what anyone says.”Tebow walked into the Jets’ locker room with his head high Wednesday and looked his coward critics in the eye.“I’m a Jet now and I’m proud to be a Jet, and it’s an honor to be in this locker room with a lot of great guys,” Tebow said. “I feel like it’s my job to get better every single day and contribute to this team, and I can say that every single time I step on that field as a New York Jet, I’ve played and tried as hard as I possibly can to help this team win football games. (I’m) one of the first guys here, last guys to leave, and try to be a great teammate as well.”His teammates — the same teammates he beat on a 95-yard drive last year when he was with Denver, by the way — have a lot to learn from Tebow. The bet here is that they won’t.“You can’t stop and wonder why; that doesn’t help me,” Tebow said. “It doesn’t help me do anything, just makes you think about it more. That’s not who I am and who I want to be.”Tebow is a high-character guy that it seems impossible to dislike. He’s a mature, loyal teammate. A winner. Which is more than what can be said about his teammates. read more

first_img One Take With Reggae Artist Ziggy Marley Watch: One Take With Brandy Clark Watch One Take With Little Big Town Watch One Take With Afrojack Watch: One Take With Pronoun One Take With Pop Trio Ocean Park Standoff The worldly singer/songwriter reveals her first show, last book she read, favorite flavor of ice cream, and moreNate HertweckGRAMMYs May 30, 2018 – 1:29 pm Folk songstress Amber Rubarth has traveled the world on the backs of her songs. On her most recent album, 2017’s Wildflowers In The Graveyard, the singer/songwriter explores themes of life, death, and rebirth. Recently, she sat down to play a round of One Take, GRAMMY.com’s rapid-fire question game that challenges your favorite artists to see how many questions about life, music and everything in between they can answer in just 60 seconds. Watch: One Take With Gramps Morgan Watch One Take With Little Big Town One Take With Le Butcherettes One Take One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves Watch: One Take With Khalid Twitter Watch One Take With Nick Cannon One Take With Demo Taped Watch G-Eazy Take On One Take One Take With Grupo Fantasma Watch One Take With Afrojack One Take With Demo Taped One Take With Demo Taped One Take With Amber Rubarth Watch: One Take With Amber Rubarth one-take-amber-rubarth-mxpx-stevie-wonder-vinyl-ice-cream One Take With Superstar DJ Tiësto One Take With Indie Pop-Duo Freedom Fry Watch: One Take With Pronoun One Take With Australian Singer/Rapper Mallrat Watch One Take With Nick Cannon Watch: One Take With Khalid Watch One Take With Superfruit Watch: One Take With Lights Watch One Take With Halestorm Watch: One Take With Dorothy One Take With Grupo Fantasma Watch: One Take With Gramps Morgan Watch One Take With Nick Cannon Watch One Take With Afrojack Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton Watch: One Take With Dorothy One Take With Producer Greg Wells In this episode, Rubarth tells us which coast she prefers, her favorite place to listen to music, and the first concert she ever attended. She also reveals her animal preference, the last book she read, her favorite social media platform, and more.Rubarth is scheduled to appear at this year’s Americana Fest in Nashville, Tenn., on Sept. 14. For a full list of tour dates and other news, visit her website. One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves Email One Take With Pop Trio Ocean Park Standoff One Take: Amber Rubarth On MXPX, Stevie Wonder, Vinyl & Ice Cream One Take With Amber Rubarth One Take With Australian Singer/Rapper Mallrat Watch: One Take With Deva Mahal Watch One Take With Halestorm Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton Prev Next Watch G-Eazy Take On One Take Watch One Take With Marian Hill Watch: One Take With Dorothy Watch: One Take With Brandy Clark One Take With Indie Pop-Duo Freedom Fry Watch One Take With Superfruit Watch: One Take With Deva Mahal Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton One Take With Pop Trio Ocean Park Standoff One Take With Producer Greg Wells Watch: One Take With MØ Watch: One Take With Lights Watch: One Take With MØ One Take With Reggae Artist Ziggy Marley One Take With Producer Greg Wells Watch: One Take With Khalid One Take With Indie Pop-Duo Freedom Fry Watch: One Take With MØ Watch One Take With Julia Michaels One Take With Superstar DJ Tiësto One Take With The Mrs Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs” One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves One Take With Superstar DJ Tiësto One Take With Le Butcherettes News Watch One Take With Julia Michaels One Take With The Mrs Watch: One Take With Lights Watch One Take With Logic One Take With Amber Rubarth One Take With Grupo Fantasma Watch One Take With Halestorm One Take With Le Butcherettes Watch: One Take With Pronoun One Take With Australian Singer/Rapper Mallrat Watch: One Take With Brandy Clark Watch One Take With Julia Michaels Watch One Take With Marian Hill Watch: One Take With Gramps Morgan Watch One Take With Logic Watch One Take With Superfruit Watch One Take With Little Big Town One Take With Reggae Artist Ziggy Marley Watch: One Take With Deva Mahal One Take With The Mrs Watch One Take With Logic Watch One Take With Marian Hill NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 30, 2018 – 1:24 pm One Take With Amber Rubarth Facebook Watch G-Eazy Take On One Take Read morelast_img read more

first_imgZainul AbedinThe High Court on Thursday granted interim bail to Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president Zainul Abedin in three cases filed over vandalising a prison van and attacking police, reports UNB.It also granted bail to BNP law affairs secretary Kaiser Kamal in a case and asked police not to arrest or harass SCBA general secretary and BNP joint secretary general Mahbub Uddin Khokon who is now in the USA.A HC bench comprising justice Obaidul Hassan and justice Krishna Debnath passed the bail orders following separate petitions filed by Zainul, also a BNP vice-chairman, and Kaiser.Following a writ petition filed by Khokons wife Akhteruzzaman Atia, justice Naima Haider and justice Zafar Ahmed asked police not to arrest or harass him upon his return from the USA.last_img read more

first_img.A college student was hacked to death reportedly by a group of drug traders while he was campaigning for a ward councillor aspirant of the municipality election at Rumaliarchara in in Cox’s Bazar on Friday noon, reports UNB.The deceased is AHM Tanveer Ahmed, 24, a master’s student of Cox’s Bazar Government College and University.Eyewitnesses said when Tanveer was campaigning for councillor aspirant Arshaful Huda Siddique, a group of ‘Yaba traders’ namely ‘Bashar Bahini’ obstructed them and hacked him indiscriminately, leaving him critically injured.Later, locals took him to Cox’s Bazar sadar hospital where the duty doctor declared him dead.Farid Uddin, officer-in-charge of Cox’s Bazar sadar model police station, said police had initiated drive to arrest the miscreants who were involved in the knife attack.last_img read more

first_img There are 29 million people living with diabetes in the U.S.—more than 9 percent of the population—at an annual cost of $245 billion. Even with an array of devices and drugs available to manage the condition, diabetes is the seventh-leading cause of death in the country.Rick Altinger, CEO of Palo Alto, Calif.-based Glooko, calls it an unnecessary pandemic. “Properly controlled, with the technology and devices we have today, you can live a healthy life,” he explains. “You don’t need to die from diabetes.”Managing the disease means careful monitoring of numerous variables, including blood sugar, medication and direct impact of food and exercise. “Today, there are people with Types 1 and 2 diabetes receiving suboptimal care. We don’t need to spend more money caring for them,” Altinger says. “We need to leverage big data and analytics.”Glooko, founded in 2010, is doing just that, with a diabetes-management platform sold directly to healthcare systems and insurance providers. Patients can use the system to tap into information about their food intake or exercise to make informed decisions; physicians and diabetes counselors can track and analyze a patient’s real-time progress, making them better equipped to adjust prescriptions and instructions.Patients can access the Glooko mobile app on their smartphones, while healthcare professionals use a kiosk mode to access analytics and create a road map for optimal care. “It’s not about cutting out or replacing the doctor,” Altinger says. “It’s the exact opposite. We want to enable doctors and nurses to be more involved.”The app has functions such as hypoglycemia monitoring, one of the most expensive aspects of diabetic care. Traditionally, a patient visits an endocrinologist, who pulls up data from the past few months and asks the patient to recount symptoms of a specific diabetic incident. Glooko’s real-time responsive module prompts a user to answer a series of questions to best determine what might have caused an incident and how to avoid a similar situation in the future. Altinger notes that over time, on-the-spot analysis of an incident or pattern can dramatically reduce care costs.Glooko also sells a proprietary Bluetooth-enabled blood-glucose meter that links to iOS and Android apps. Glooko’s products are cleared by the FDA, and the data collected is encrypted to meet privacy requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. “You don’t want two guys in a garage throwing diabetes software into the app store and have your child or grandfather use it and put themselves at risk,” Altinger points out.Glooko’s formula offers a sweet deal to investors. In March the company closed a $16.5 million Series B round, bringing its total investment to $28 million.“Managing diabetes is a high-stakes, long-term proposition for patients and the healthcare system,” explains Wende Hutton, general partner at Menlo Park, Calif.-based Canaan Partners, the lead investor in Glooko’s latest round. She notes that diabetes is a “data-filled” disease that is “ripe for the kind of data-aggregation tools that Glooko can provide.“No other player has positioned itself in partnership with the diabetes-care suppliers like Glooko has,” Hutton adds. “We found that to be very compelling in offering a comprehensive solution set that could be easily adopted and implemented by the healthcare system.” Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals September 11, 2015 This story appears in the September 2015 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » 3 min read Register Now »last_img read more