Walker signs law recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day in Alaska

first_imgAlaska Native Arts & Culture | State GovernmentWalker signs law recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day in AlaskaJune 28, 2017 by Christine Trudeau, KYUK-Bethel Share:Alaska Gov. Bill Walker in Utqiaġvik on June 24, 2017, after signing Indigenous Peoples Day into state law. (Photo courtesy Governor’s Office of Alaska)In Utqiaġvik over the weekend, Gov. Bill Walker signed legislation recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day in Alaska.The law establishes Alaska as the second state in the nation to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday of October, replacing Columbus Day.Walker said Saturday that “this official recognition is just one way we as a state can acknowledge and celebrate the contributions made by First Peoples throughout the history of this land.”For the past two years the governor had issued one-year observances for the second Monday in October to be Indigenous Peoples Day.The signing of the new law will complete that effort and Alaska will join South Dakota in recognizing the holiday.State Rep. Dean Westlake of Kotzebue, state Sen. Donny Olson of Nome, and state Rep. Zach Fansler of Bethel were in attendance for the signing, along with a number of representatives from the North Slope Borough.Fansler was also the first co-signer for House Bill 78, put forward by the representative from Kotzebue.The signing was held during Utqiaġvik’s annual Nalukataq whaling festival.“They take the whales; they’ve been fermenting them, they, you know, obviously they harvested them back in April, and this is where they divvy up the whale parts to literally the entire community,” Fansler said.According to Fansler, the Inupiauq tradition is a day-long festival where much of the town comes out to celebrate a successful whale hunt.Different parts of fermented whale are brought out with cakes and candy and followed by singing, a blanket toss, and then dancing. Fansler said that it was an appropriate occasion for signing the bill.“People were already super enthusiastic,” Fansler said. “And then when you couple that with the idea that we were signing into law something that establishes the second Monday (of October) as Indigenous Peoples Day, you know it just made it all the better.”The crowd and legislators were happy to see the bill finally come to fruition, Fansler said, as there have been several attempts over the years to pass similar legislation.“I think there has been this push for some time, but for various reasons it just doesn’t move along,” Fansler said. “But this year was a year I think we have a historic legislature.”Fansler considers this legislature to be historic for a number of reasons, one of those being that Alaska is finally seeing its first Alaska Native Speaker of the House.“This is meant to be something that’s inclusive,” Fansler said. “This is something to really promote Native culture throughout our state and recognize the amazing impact of our first people.”Share this story:last_img read more

Dead or Alive: Where to Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos in…

first_imgUncategorizedDead or Alive: Where to Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos in L.A.By Livia Soong – October 25, 2012570ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItFright season is hitting its peak, and no autumn celebration is complete without honoring the dead during Dia De Los Muertos, a mystical night when the veil between the material and the spirit realms is lifted. The holiday is traditionally celebrated on November 1st, but here in Los Angeles festivities start long before and continue through mid-November. Come out among the living and celebrate with, as Coldplay put it, Death and all his friends.29th Annual Day of the Dead Altars & Ephemera ExhibitionWHERE: The Folk TreeWHEN: Oct. 6 – Nov. 4COST: FreeTaking a deeper glimpse into Dia De Los Muertos, this exhibition features installations that deal with contemporary issues and concepts about death. More information.Cactus Gallery Dia de los Muertos Art Show WHERE: Cactus GalleryWHEN: Oct. 13 – Nov. 3COST: FreeExperience the Day of the Dead in the 21st century with Dia de los Muertos inspired paintings, 3D works, and an interactive altar. More information.Avenue 50 Studio Day of the Dead ExhibitWHERE: Avenue 50 StudioWHEN: Oct. 13 – Nov. 14COST: FreePhotographer Cidne Hart uses her pictures of Guatemalans celebrating their ancestors and juxtaposes them with text about the genocide that the Guatemalan military aimed at the indigenous Mayan population during the 1980s. More information. Dia De los Muertos: Children’s Workshops WHERE: Olvera Street/El Pueblo Historical MonumentWHEN: Oct. 17 – 19; Nov. 1 – 2COST: FreeJoin other kids at this family-friendly event where you can attend mask and necklace-making workshops. The best part is being showered with candy after a festive piñata-breaking that concludes the workshops. More information.Sacred Memories WHERE: Pico HouseWHEN: Oct. 21 – Nov. 18 COST: FreeThe exhibition explores Dia de los Muertos and other rituals memorializing the dead. For more information on Dia de los Muertos festivities, call (213) 485-6855. More information.Dia de los Muertos: Candlelight Novenario Processions WHERE: Olvera Street/El Pueblo Historical MonumentWHEN: Oct. 25 – Nov. 2; beginning 7 p.m. each nightCOST: Free The candlelight Novenario processions will be held nightly on Olvera Street with colorful pageantry and indigenous blessings. Following each procession, free pan de muerto (sweet pastry) and champurrado (a Mexican hot beverage) will be served. More information. Dance de los Muertos WHERE: 326 Hewitt St., DowntownWHEN: Oct. 26, 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.Costumes are encouraged at this night of dance. What better way to benefit Art Share L.A. than to get your groove on? More information. More information. Cooking Class with Taqueria Vista HermosaWHERE: Mercado La PalomaWHEN: Oct. 26, 6-9 p.m. COST: $60Join Chef Raul Morales of Taqueria Vista Hermosa as he instructs a mini course on how to prepare a traditional Day of the Dead Menu from Michoacán. More information. Olvera Street Altar DisplayWHERE: Olvera Street/El Pueblo Historical MonumentWHEN: Oct. 26 – Nov. 4COST: FreeAnyone is welcome to view the Dia de los Muertos community altars on display in the Plaza area. It’s a perfect opportunity to celebrate departed loved ones and reflect on the beauty of life–even in death. More information. ¡Vivan Los Muertos! Day of the Dead CelebrationWHERE: Autry MuseumWHEN: Oct. 27COST: Museum Admission Rates Apply / Free for Autry Members Discover Aztec and Mexican folkloric dance, storytelling, face painting, elaborate altars, a mercado, and more at the Autry’s celebration of the dead. More information.  Dia de Los Muertos at Hollywood ForeverWHERE: Hollywood Forever CemeteryWHEN: Oct. 27, noon – 2 a.m.COST: $10. Children under 8 years and under free until 4pm, Seniors 65 and over free until 4pm.What better place to celebrate Dia de los Muertos than at the Hollywod Forever Ceremony? Ozomatli headlines this year’s annual celebration. The ceremonial altar set-up will begin the day before at 5 pm. More information. Noche de Ofrenda / Community Altar NightWHERE: Self Help Graphics and ArtWHEN: Oct. 27, 6 – 9 p.m.COST: FreeLed by premier altar-maker Ofelia Esparza, Noche de Ofrenda invites participants young and old to contribute their offerings to the community altar. Enjoy poetry readings, pan de muerto, and xocolatl. There will be readings and performances including one by Ruben “Funkahuatl” Guevara. More information. Day of the Dead Celebrations at the Santa Monica Pier AquariumWHERE: Santa Monica Pier AquariumWHEN: Oct. 27 – 28COST: Aquarium admissionNothing fishy about this: Celebrate Halloween and Dia de los Muertos with an aquatic theme. Enjoy story time, marine animal graveyards, face painting, and more at this family-friendly event. More information.Mercado La Paloma’s Dia De Los Muertos FestivalWHERE: Mercado La PalomaWHEN: Oct. 28; 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.COST: Admission to Mercado La PalomaFood, music, and dance—what more could you ask for at Mercado La Paloma’s Dia de los Muertos Festival? More information. Muertomania IIWHERE: Solidarity InkWHEN: Oct. 28, 2 – 10 p.m.COST: FreeThis year, Muertomania II honors luchadors EL Santo and Blue Demon, who are recognized all over the world as icons of Mexican wrestling. More information. Día de los Muertos: A Day of the Dead CelebrationWHERE: Olvera Street/El Pueblo Historical MonumentWHEN: Oct. 28, noon – 4 p.m.COST: FreeThe Olvera Street celebration has something for everyone. Go back to the roots of Day of the Dead with traditional performances by Semillas Sociedad Civil: Indigenous International School, Xipe Totec, Teatro Tatalejos, and more. Feeling crafty? Make calavera masks and learn silk-screening. Feeling healthy? Make traditional sugar skulls using coconut grits instead. More information.Detrás de las Calaveras: Behind the SkeletonsWHERE: Olvera Street/El Pueblo Historical MonumentWHEN: Oct. 28, 4 p.m.COST: FreeExplore a story of love in George Newnam’s installation, Casa de Calaveras: The Day of the Dead Attraction. More information.  Day of the Dead Traditions: A Oaxacan CelebrationWHERE: Autry MuseumWHEN: Oct. 28, noon – 5 p.m.COST: Museum Admission rates apply, free for Autry membersSqueeze in a quick history lesson as you learn about the Oaxacan tradition at the Autry Museum, then head outdoors to a mercado on the plaza. More information.3rd Annual Dia de los Muertos at Rose Hills Memorial Park & MortuaryWHERE: Rose Hills Memorial ParkWHEN: Oct. 28, 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. COST: FreeFrom food trucks to folklorico groups, Rose Hills Memorial Park will come to life—along with the dead. More information. Tía Chucha’s Presents 8 Day Series: “Dia de los Muertos In the North East San Fernando Valley”WHERE: Tia Chucha’s Centro CulturalWHEN: Oct. 28 – Nov. 4COST: FREEWatch a children’s movie, build a community altar, decorate sugar skills, and more in a span of eight days. More information. San Pedro Day of the DeadWHERE: Historic Downtown San PedroWHEN: Nov. 1, 3:30 – 10 p.m. COST: FreeDress up, get your face painted, and enjoy delicious cuisine in festive downtown San Pedro. The Grammy Award winning Mariachi Divas will be there as you browse through altar exhibitions featuring the work of artists and community members. More information. 1st Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival at East LA CollegeWHERE: East LA CollegeWHEN: Nov. 1, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.COST: FreeSpecial performances by Xipe Totec, Conjunto Hueypan, Quetzl, and Ixtli Yolotl commemorate East LA College’s first annual Dia de los Muertos festival. Don’t forget to bring a new toy for their toy drive. More information.Al Borde Dia de los Muertos Music & Art FestivalWHERE: Al BordeWHEN: Nov. 2, 7 – 11 p.m.COST: FreeAl Borde brings a psychedelic twist to a traditional festival. This year, indie rock band Santoros will headline the event, which will also include art and altar exhibitions, food and drink, and knick-knacks for purchase. More information.Día de los Muertos Celebration: Recuerdos Que Nunca Mueren (Memories That Never Die)WHERE: Self Help Graphics and ArtWHEN: Nov. 2, 5-11 p.m.COST: FreeSelf Help Graphics’ celebration is distinct to the East Side, reminding participants of the ancient comedy of life. Paint your face as half-calaca and half-human to represent this duality. More information.Eastside Luv’s Night of the LUVing DEADWHERE: Mariachi PlazaWHEN: Nov. 2, 2 p.m. – 2 a.m.COST: FreeEastside Luv opens its doors to all ages for a Night of the LUVing DEAD. Hosted by Richard Montoya of Culture Clash and Alexis De La Rocha of Beatmo & MorrisseyOke, the free event will feature an array of musical acts, arts and crafts, and of course, face painters. More information.El Velorio Day of the DeadWHERE: KGB StudiosWHEN: Nov. 2, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.COST: $15-20The Getdown Collective presents a community art exhibition and benefit for Las Fotos Project hosted by Wilmer Valderrama and featuring the work of RETNA, Shepard Fairey, and many more. 21+. More information. Downtown Dia de los Muertos at Grand ParkWHERE: Grand ParkWHEN: Nov. 2, 5 – 11 p.m.COST: Free Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos in downtown L.A. with altar exhibits, food trucks, and a beer garden. Yes, a beer garden. More information.Voices of the HeartWHERE: Homeboy IndustriesWHEN: Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m.COST: Free Celebrate homeboys and homegirls as they share poems of life, death, and the healing power of love. Homeboy Industries founder Father Greg Boyle will be in attendance. More information.24th Street Theater Day of the DeadWHERE: Estrella ParkWHEN: Nov. 2, 5 – 10 p.m.COST: Free Join the procession and celebrate the life of loved ones through all forms of art. More information.ALA “Dia De Los Muertos-Celebration of Life” WHERE: San Gabriel High SchoolWHEN: Nov. 3, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.COST: $5 donation; children 5 & under free Sponsored by Alhambra’s Latino Association, the event celebrates life as well as death, funding five scholarships for college-bound high school students. More information. Day of the Dead at the Echoplex WHERE: EchoplexWHEN: Nov. 4, 5 p.m.COST: $12-14The Day of the Dead has never been hipper than at the Echoplex. With pre-show festivities like face-painting and giveaways followed by live performances from Chicano Batman, Quita Peñas, DJ Anthony Valadez (KCRW), and more, this is one night that just might raise the dead. More information.[Photos courtesy of ladayofthedead.com.] TAGS2012L.A. CultureOctober 2012Previous articleThe F-Stop: A Long Journey HomeNext articleThe Thursday Afternoon Cram: Puppy Mills Banned, a Suspect at Large, and MoreLivia Soong RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORFollow in Pee-wee Herman’s Footsteps Across L.A.What Defines a Successful Immigrant?The Undocumented Immigrants Who Are Redefining ‘American’last_img read more

A conversation with cancer researcher Charles Sawyers, winner of the first STAT Biomedical Innovation Award

first_img Pfizer’s Dr. Morris Birnbaum presents Dr. Charles Sawyers with the STAT Biomedical Innovation Award at the STAT Summit. STAT [email protected] STAT staff Over a career spanning more than three decades, Dr. Charles Sawyers played a key role in two blockbuster cancer drugs: Gleevec for chronic myelogenous leukemia and the prostate cancer drug Xtandi.For those achievements,  Sawyers, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and chair of the Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, was named the inaugural winner of the STAT Biomedical Innovation Award. Delivered at the STAT Summit in Cambridge, Mass., late last year, the award is presented to a top researcher in biomedicine whose work has helped to define their field — and, in the process, helped patients.Sawyers also sat down with STAT reporter Megan Thielking at the summit for a conversation on his career and work in oncology.advertisement About the Author Reprintscenter_img STAT Summit: STAT Biomedical Innovation AwardVolume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsEnabledDisabledPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9 facebook twitter Email Linkhttps://www.statnews.com/2020/02/05/charles-sawyers-stat-biomedical-innovation-award-summit/?jwsource=clCopied EmbedCopiedLive00:0016:2216:22  Dr. Charles Sawyers receives the first-ever STAT Biomedical Innovation Award for his work in oncology. STAT STAT SummitA conversation with cancer researcher Charles Sawyers, winner of the first STAT Biomedical Innovation Award By STAT staff Feb. 5, 2020 Reprintslast_img read more

School Gardening Programme Can Supplement Academics – Fulton

first_imgAdvertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Executive Director of the Jamaica 4H Clubs, Lenworth Fulton, has stated that school gardening can supplement academic subjects such as botany, zoology, agriculture, and mathematics, thereby reaching students who learn better through practical forms.Mr. Fulton was speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ today (Oct. 9), on the National School Gardening Programme, which will be officially launched at Jamaica College tomorrow (Oct.10), by Minister of Education, Andrew Holness, and Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture, J. C. Hutchinson. The first Garden plot will be opened at that institution.Another objective he stressed was the creation of new breeds of farmers and agricultural practitioners. “We want the students to see agriculture as a viable investment and we also want to get younger persons involved in agriculture, thereby reducing the average age of the farmer from 60, as it is at present,” Mr. Fulton said, adding, “we want to teach them entrepreneurship and efficacy”.He further said that, “a survey carried out on some 3,800 4H clubbites revealed a considerable improvement in behaviour among those involved in programmes like school gardening. This augured well for strengthening of the programme in our schools.”Importantly, he said, is the effectiveness of the programme in teaching young persons to identify with local produce, as this had fostered greater appreciation of and preference for local crops, while supporting the drive towards food security in light of rising prices.The 4H Clubs, in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture, plan to establish gardens in 322 schools in the first year, increasing that number to 960 over a three year period. Work has already started in 95 schools with chicken rearing, apiculture, and distribution of thousands of packets of seeds. School Gardening Programme Can Supplement Academics – Fulton UncategorizedOctober 10, 2008 RelatedSchool Gardening Programme Can Supplement Academics – Fultoncenter_img RelatedSchool Gardening Programme Can Supplement Academics – Fulton RelatedSchool Gardening Programme Can Supplement Academics – Fultonlast_img read more

Toyota, Honda and Porsche retain value best: Canadian Black Book

first_imgIt’s an argument that’s been around ever since Augustus took his new whip off the lot at Caesar’s House of Chariots: the instant one drives a shiny new car away from the dealer, a significant chunk of its value evaporates like water on a sunny morning.From that day forward, wear and tear – not to mention the relentless march of time – all conspire to scupper the value of your pride and joy.This depreciation is inevitable, just like death, taxes and the interminable tedium of the upcoming Conservative leadership race. Fortunately, not all vehicles shed their value with the speed of our family cat headed towards her bowl at feeding time. See More Videos Toyota, Porsche take top marks in ALG Canadian Residual Value Awards These vehicles are the cheapest to own over 5 years: Kelley Blue BookThis year’s edition of the Best Retained Value Awards are highlighted by Japanese brands taking 10 category wins and 32 total mentions (placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd). European models took eight wins and 22 total mentions; domestics accounted for five wins and 21 mentions; while Korean models went home with a trio mentions.While the industry average value retention was found to be 57 per cent, some models blew that number right out of the water. The aforementioned Toyota Tacoma, for example, managed to hang on to a stunning 77 per cent of its original MSRP over a span of four years. This helps to explain why used Tacoma pickups sometimes seem to rival new ones in terms of asking price. Elsewhere, the Mercedes-Benz GLE held 75 per cent of its original sticker; while the popular Jeep Wrangler kept 73 per cent of its value.“Our awards can help Canadian consumers to make educated vehicle purchase decisions by illustrating which brands and models hold value the best,” says Murphy. “This is crucial information when considering what to budget for, negotiating a loan, knowing the value of your trade-in or understanding the equity position of an existing vehicle loan.”Sound advice, as no one wants to get ripped off when making decisions about their fleet. Smart shoppers should consider this when making buying decisions and, if practical, select the rig projected to be the most valuable down the road. Depreciation is unavoidable, but taking this approach will minimize the future financial dents.Speaking of dents, these estimates for retained value assume a person has taken reasonable care of the thing over that four-year span. Keeping up on maintenance and generally making sure its interior doesn’t look like a frat house after Spring Break go a long way to maximizing a vehicle’s worth. RELATED TAGSSedanFlexListShopping AdviceBest in ClassNew VehiclesShopping AdviceTop 10s and Listsawardscanadian black bookFlexretained value 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? 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In addition to those individual measures, there are also three ‘Overall Brand Awards,’ presented to car companies that hold the most value amongst their full product line.Simply put, the Canadian Black Book Best Retained Value Awards acknowledge vehicles that retain the highest percentage of their original MSRP after four years. This is extremely valuable information for consumers, given that depreciation is the single largest expense of vehicle ownership, outstripping maintenance and insurance costs.Here’s some good news: vehicles are hanging on to more of their worth than ever before. This year saw an all-time record for overall industry average retained value at 57 per cent, an increase of 5 per cent over 2019 valuations. This exceeds 2018, which posted the previous best ever result of 53 per cent.“Overall we are seeing a very positive trend in vehicle depreciation over the past few years. That is simply to say, in general, vehicles today are better at holding value than they were in years past,” says Brian Murphy, VP Research & Analytics at Canadian Black Book.For 2020, the ‘Overall Brand Awards’ for Car go to Toyota; for Truck & Crossover/SUV to Toyota; and for Luxury Brand to Porsche. It is important to note this does not mean these brands necessarily took the most first place awards in each of those segments. Rather, it reflects the fact they held the most value across their entire product line.A random sampling of category winners show the Honda HR-V taking top honours in the subcompact crossover class; the Toyota Tacoma winning the small pickup group; and the Porsche Macan victorious in the compact luxury crossover/SUV group. Full results are shown in the table above.RELATED advertisement Trending in Canada ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Home energy proposal selected as top 3 idea for congressional budget reconciliation

first_imgChuck Kutscher (Director, Buildings and Thermal Systems Center, RASEI)A proposal by Dr. Chuck Kutscher, a Fellow of CU Boulder’s Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI), was recently voted as one of the CLEEN (Clean Economy Employment Now) Project’s top three ideas for Congressional budget reconciliation.The CLEEN Project has collected a total of 191 federal ideas to combat climate change, create jobs, and advance climate justice. Dr. Kutscher’s proposal, “Solar, Weatherization, and Electrification Package (SWEP) for Existing U.S. Homes,” adds building electrification and rooftop solar photovoltaics to the energy efficiency retrofit measures performed for low-income homes in the nation’s Weatherization Assistance Program. Together with financing mechanisms (such as a low-interest loan or a property-assessed clean energy, or PACE, program), the package is designed to help establish the industry to cost-effectively convert homes from natural gas to electricity. Combining solar and electrification with weatherization up front is considerably more cost-effective than electrifying later. View the thematic releaseAbout the CLEEN ProjectThe CLEEN Project is the nation’s first co-operative idea database designed specifically for federal leaders and focused on providing actionable ideas to combat climate change and advance climate justice.The CLEEN Project was created through a collective of more than 250 contributors and 75 Advisory Board members from the private sector, federal and state government, environmental justice organizations, and leading climate-focused think tanks who share a desire to help catalyze job creation and a 21st century clean and just economy.About RASEIThe Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI, pronounced RAY-see) is a joint institute between CU Boulder and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) addressing important, complex problems in energy that require a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional approach.Its mission is to expedite solutions that transform energy by advancing renewable energy science, engineering, and analysis through research, education, and industry partnerships.Categories:Research & Innovation News Published: March 3, 2021 last_img read more

Free Design Consultation

first_imgEmail TAGSPackagingProduction ServicesWatermark Labels Share Linkedin Facebook Twitter Pinterest AdvertisementDo you need to redesign your current wine label? Does your branding need an update? Join us at the Unified Grape Symposium for a FREE Design Consultation. Appointments available from 10am to noon Wednesday, January 24th on a first come, first serve basis.Watermark LabelsUWGS Booth: 1337In November 1964, Lustre-Cal Corporation began producing high quality labels for worldwide manufacturers. As customers and other producers began requesting labels for consumer product goods, specialty foods, and premium wines the demand evolved into a new division, Watermark Labels.We now operate from a state of the art 50,000 sq. ft. facility in Lodi, California. The capabilities of this facility, combined with a knowledgeable staff and decades of proprietary innovation, enable us to deliver quality products and superior value to our customers. We are proud of our heritage, relationships, and capabilities, where excellent service and quality is our pledge.Return to Unified Wine & Grape Symposium GuideAdvertisement Previous articleDiscover New Products & Capabilities from G3 EnterprisesNext articleNew Products from Lallemand Oenology Trade Show Guide Home Trade Show Guide UWGS 2018 Free Design ConsultationTrade Show GuideUWGS 2018Free Design ConsultationBy Trade Show Guide – January 3, 2018 30 2 ReddItlast_img read more

JUTC Offers Bus Service for Denbigh

first_imgRelatedJUTC Offers Bus Service for Denbigh RelatedJUTC Offers Bus Service for Denbigh FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) will be offering transportation service to and from the Denbigh agricultural show, which gets underway on Saturday, July 30. The cost is $995 per person per day over the three days of the event, which concludes on Monday, August 1. The buses will leave Half-Way Tree Transport Centre, Portmore Mall and the JUTC Bus Park in Spanish Town at 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. each day for Denbigh, and depart at 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Bus tickets are available at Portmore Texaco in Braeton; Genus Pharmacy at Portmore Plaza; Portmore Mall Pharmacy at the Portmore Shopping Centre; JUTC Bus Park at Burke Road in Spanish Town; Angels Petcom at Angels Estate in Spanish Town; Half-Way Tree Transport Centre; S&S Hardware, 216 Old Hope Road; and JUTC Smartcard Sales Office at 7 East Parade. Corporate Communications Manager at JUTC, Reginald Allen, said the company decided to extend its charter service, which allows persons to travel in comfort and style to special events. “It is about JUTC assisting in taking the hassle out of the whole Denbigh experience. We are facilitating convenience so persons do not have to encounter with the traffic, parking issues and all that comes with doing it yourself…instead you can just relax, work with our timing and get to Denbigh comfortably and safe for the three days of the show,” he said. Mr. Allen is urging persons to “help us get rid of the extreme traffic hazards that are usually associated with Denbigh and allow us to take you there in comfort and style at a reasonable price…just pack what you need and come along with us and we will do the rest to make sure that Denbigh is much more appealing for you.” By Kadian Brown, JIS PRO RelatedJUTC Offers Bus Service for Denbighcenter_img JUTC Offers Bus Service for Denbigh TransportJuly 28, 2011 Advertisementslast_img read more

Acer updates smartphone range

first_imgHomeDevicesNews Acer updates smartphone range Related Acer unveils 360-deg cameras, pet trackers and PCs AcerLiquid Steve Costello Microsoft looks to democratise mixed reality Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Acer announced several new devices in its smartphone line, which will be showcased at Mobile World Congress next week.The company said that “target users range from first-time smartphone buyers looking for intuitive simplicity, to tech-savvy customers in need of feature-rich multimedia and communication experiences”.At the high-end is Liquid E1, which has a 4.5-inch qHD display, dual-core processor, and runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). It features “an impressive dual-speaker system and DTS Sound for enhanced audio with volume maximisation and stereo sound”, and will be available with dual SIM support.Targeting entry-level users is Liquid Z2, an Android-powered device which “learns users’ habits and has a very intuitive interface with large icons”. It also offers dual SIM support, along with a “versatile optional 3 megapixel or 5 megapixel camera”, and SRS Sound which delivers “excellent mobile audio with greater clarity and deeper bass”.Also unveiled was Liquid C1, which Acer said is “designed for fast-paced lifestyles”. The device is powered by an Intel Atom processor, and has a 4.3-inch qHD display with 400MHz graphics engine.The devices support Acer’s AcerCloud service, which the vendor describes as “a file sharing and media management solution that lets users easily retrieve, enjoy and share their multimedia and data files using a variety of computing devices”. It works across-platform, and is free on new Acer devices.The new smartphones will be available imminently.center_img Acer debuts first Chrome OS tablet Devices Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 21 FEB 2013 Tags Previous ArticleDocomo selects NSN, Panasonic for LTE-A rolloutNext ArticleMTS India to shut down networks in 10 zones; will rebid for licences elsewhere last_img read more

The Resilience of John Dunnigan

first_img Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. WHITEFISH – In front of John Dunnigan’s home sits a Lund aluminum fishing boat waiting for another summer day on Northwest Montana’s pristine waters. But on this overcast winter afternoon, the old dinghy lies in wait.“That’s a folk singer’s boat,” Dunnigan says from the recliner in his living room. “If I was a hip hop star it’d be a lot bigger and there would be chicks all over it doing their bootylicious dances.”Despite the medical issues that have sidelined one of the Flathead Valley’s most prolific performers for the first time in 30 years, Dunnigan’s sense of humor has not dimmed.Dunnigan, 60, is probably best known as the tequila-slugging staple of Whitefish’s music scene who up until this winter played four or even five nights a week and upwards of 250 shows a year. But since January, Dunnigan hasn’t set up his gear at the Great Northern Bar on Thursday nights or tuned his guitar at The Boat Club on Saturday evenings. Instead, Dunnigan has been at home reading, relaxing and recovering from a battle with pancreatitis, an inflammation of the organ that results in crippling stomach pain. On March 20, Dunnigan had surgery to remove 30 percent of his pancreas and at this time it is unclear how long he will be away from the stage, but Dunnigan promises that this is not his curtain call.“I’ve never had this much time off,” Dunnigan says, sitting next to a pile of books about baseball, music and fishing. “But I wish I was out in that boat or doing a gig somewhere.”Dunnigan has been playing gigs in the Flathead for more than 30 years, after his first band, the Feather River Music Company from California, toured here in the 1970s. Like so many others who have come to Northwest Montana, Dunnigan fell in love with the landscape and lifestyle, and quickly threw down roots.By day he worked odd jobs or waited tables at the Buffalo Café, then located in Bigfork, and by night he would play music in bars across the valley. In the early 1980s, he started playing solo after meeting another musician at the Blue Moon Nite Club who was making $100 a night playing by himself, big money in those days for a starving artist. It was at one of those solo bar gigs that he met his future wife, Andrea. She was working as a waitress at the Outlaw Inn and was also an aspiring musician. Upon hearing of her love of music, friends told her that she should see Dunnigan play, and so after work one night she headed to Sam’s Bar in Bigfork.“The moment I looked at him I fell in love,” she said.Dunnigan approached his future wife after a group of “loud and obnoxious guys” sat down next to her. The two hit it off immediately and started dating soon after. In the summer of 1982, Dunnigan proposed to Andrea in her little flamingo-pink cottage in Woods Bay, where the couple would often hang out and fish off the back porch. For a few years they managed a small resort on Flathead Lake before moving to Whitefish because Dunnigan was booking more shows there and the 45-minute drive night-after-night was growing tiresome. The couple also had two sons, Andy and Jimmy.By the 1990s, Dunnigan was finding musical success beyond the Flathead Valley and spent weeks at a time on the road playing state fairs across the west.Alan Bruess, a longtime friend and fair performer in Washington, said that many people in the valley might not realize how big of a following Dunnigan has built over the years, especially in the Pacific Northwest. But that popularity came with a price, as Dunnigan had to spend more and more time on the road away from his family.“I remember holding Jimmy in my arms and having Andy tugging at my leg as we’d stand at the door to say goodbye to John,” Andrea said. “We wouldn’t be together for weeks at a time and that was really tough on everyone.”But Dunnigan will always be known best for his work at home in the valley. Dunnigan has regularly played four or five nights a week for years and even at 60 he still has no problem getting a crowd to their feet. Dunnigan has released a number of albums with original work, and he often plays those when he’s on stage, but he also said it’s important to play to a crowd’s desires. Dunnigan will play anything from Jimmy Buffett to “ZZ Top songs in Chinese.”David Walburn, a Whitefish musician who has known Dunnigan for more than 20 years, said a lot of it has to do with his showmanship and personality.“He’s a great singer, musician and songwriter, but mostly he has an infectious personality. He makes you feel like you’re part of the family and that’s no act, he cares about people,” Walburn said. “I still go out to see John even though I’ve heard all of his songs. You just go out to see John.”On Jan. 25, Dunnigan was playing at Casey’s Bar as part of the Whitefish Skijoring awards ceremony. After the show, he went home at about 11 p.m., ate the rest of the steak dinner he had gotten at Casey’s, read for a little bit and then went to bed.Shortly before 4 a.m., Dunnigan woke up with a sharp pain in his stomach. His first thought was that he had come down with food poisoning so he went to the bathroom before trying to go back to bed.“When I tried to go back to sleep, the pain became unbearable,” he said. “I realized at that point that it was not going to be a good day.”Dunnigan’s pancreas, which plays a roll in the digestion of food and drink, had become inflamed. Pancreatitis impacts about 80,000 people every year in the United States and can be caused by a variety of aliments, including gallstones, poor diet, heavy drinking or high levels of calcium in the blood. Dunnigan was rushed to North Valley Hospital where the pain got so bad he became short of breath and nurses worried he would hyperventilate. He was moved to Kalispell Regional Medical Center soon after and would spend the next week in Room 152.Dunnigan was on a healthy dose of morphine and said the first few days in the hospital are still a blur.“A friend told me morphine doesn’t make the pain go away, it makes you go away,” he said. “I’m going to write a song about that one of these days.”Over the coming days, doctors discovered that 30 percent of Dunnigan’s pancreas had died and the musician lost 20 pounds. Because the pancreas needed to heal, Dunnigan’s diet was severely restricted: “I was eating some high quality Jello,” he sarcastically said later. Now Dunnigan, who prior to getting pancreatitis was a self-described carnivore, is eating less meat and has eliminated alcohol from his diet.“Will I miss tequila? No. Will I miss fried chicken? Oh God, yes,” he said. “People have asked me how will I do my show without having a shot or two of tequila, but all I have to do is think about that pain from that night.”When Dunnigan was in the hospital, a fellow musician and longtime friend Scott Moore set up a website to help raise funds to cover hospital bills. The response was almost immediate. Moore was not surprised considering how much Dunnigan has given to the community over the years. It’s hard to attend a fundraiser or charity event in the Flathead Valley and not find Dunnigan giving his time and talent to a good cause.But when Dunnigan heard that his friends had risen more than $1,500 in one day, he started talking about ways to give it to other worthy causes.“He’s the first person to give someone a hand but he’s the last to ask for one,” Moore said.Dunnigan said the outpouring of support he and his family have received has been overwhelming. He also said that the fridge has been full of food that friends and family have been bringing over for weeks.Since coming home in early February, Dunnigan has been mostly reading, watching spring training baseball and playing music. However, the time home hasn’t been totally relaxing. Because of the nature of pancreatitis, the pain can suddenly return, and Dunnigan had to revisit the hospital for a few days about a week after first being released. Since then, Dunnigan has had good days and bad ones.“It’s to the point where we sleep with our jackets on and the keys on the nightstand,” his wife said. “John’s life has changed drastically.”On March 19, doctors found that a cyst on Dunnigan’s pancreas had grown. The cyst and 30 percent of Dunnigan’s pancreas were removed the following day during an emergency surgery. The operation was a success and doctors said that the aging rocker is already on his way to a full recovery.Despite the setback, Dunnigan promises that he’ll be back on stage in the coming months, although he admits he probably won’t be playing four or five nights a week like he was in the past. He said he wants to spend more time with his wife, his kids and his fishing boat.“You think you’re in control of everything, but you’re really not,” he said. “Something can happen in a split second that will change your life forever.”Until Dunnigan does set up his gear and tune his guitar at the Northern or the Boat Club, he’ll be at home recovering and dreaming of summer days on the lake. He’s also thinking about writing a few songs about the last few months, although it still might be awhile before he performs them.“When you’re in a hurricane you don’t start writing a song about it until the winds die down,” he said. “I’m still in the storm.”For more information about Dunnigan, his recovery and how you can help, visit www.HelpJohnDunnigan.org.last_img read more