OTTAWA – National Defence has an idea of what it will cost to buy and operate 18 Super Hornets on an interim basis and has even set aside money to make the purchase — it just isn’t saying how much.Questions about the cost of the fighter jets have figured prominently since the Trudeau government announced its intention to buy the planes as a stop-gap last November.In an interview with The Canadian Press, National Defence’s chief financial officer, Claude Rochette, said his staff members were ordered to come up with a cost estimate for the Super Hornets at that time.The exercise ran in parallel with the much larger effort to cost out the Liberals’ new defence policy and included help from a team of experts from accounting firm Deloitte.“The government asked us to look at options, but in particular Super Hornets. So 18 Super Hornets,” Rochette said.“That (Deloitte) team came from the U.S. and they (had) worked directly with Boeing. So they had access to information, and they had done costing before.”Officials assessed the expected cost to not only purchase and fly the planes, he said, “we have also taken into account the disposal, what would be the residual value of the jets. So we have all that.”Yet there was hardly any mention of the interim fighter jets when the defence policy was unveiled in June with a promise to invest an extra $62 billion in the Canadian military over the next 20 years.Most of what was written about fighter jets instead focused on an eventual competition to replace Canada’s existing CF-18s with 88 new planes, at a cost of between $16 billion and $20 billion.The policy also revealed the cost of many other planned military procurement projects, including estimates that replacing the navy’s 12 frigates and three destroyers will cost up to $60 billion.What little was written about interim fighter jets did not include a dollar figure.Rochette insisted the policy does include money for interim fighters, but that he couldn’t reveal how much because the government still hasn’t decided to move ahead with the purchase.National Defence spokesman Dan Le Bouthillier said the department is also waiting for more reliable data from the U.S. That information was expected this week, but it has since been delayed.“In order to provide accurate and reliable costing information, Canada requires additional information from the U.S. government,” Le Bouthillier said in an email.“Only then will we be able to determine whether we can obtain an interim fighter with the capability we need, in the time frame we need it, and at an affordable cost. It’s part of the analysis we do to allow government to make a final decision.”Some public estimates have pegged the figure at around $2 billion just to buy the planes, and several more billion to maintain and operate them, but Rochette would not confirm those numbers.The decision whether to buy the Super Hornets is expected to ultimately hinge on the results of a trade dispute between their U.S. manufacturer, Boeing Co., and Canadian rival Bombardier.The U.S. Commerce Department on Sept. 25 will present the results of its investigation into whether Bombardier sold its CSeries passenger jets at an unfairly low price with help from federal subsidies.An adverse finding could result in fines or tariffs on Bombardier, but could also prompt the Liberals, which have criticized the investigation, to walk away from interim Super Hornets.The Trudeau government announced in November its plan to purchase the planes to temporarily fill a critical shortage of fighter jets until a full competition can be run to replace the aging CF-18s.The government said at the time that the Super Hornet was the only aircraft able to meet its immediate requirements, including being a mature design compatible with U.S. fighters.Many defence experts, including 13 retired air force commanders, have criticized the plan to purchase interim Super Hornets and called for an immediate competition to replace the CF-18s.— Follow @leeberthiaume on Twitter
October 17, 2019
October 15, 2019
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Awards & Prizes Advertisement Now in its 17th year, the Reelworld Film Festival is dedicated to using film as a force for social good. Founded in 2001 by Tonya Williams, Reelworld is a platform for underrepresented voices to showcase Canadian and international films that explore current and pressing social issues facing the world.Reelworld showcases narrative features, documentaries, shorts, music videos, episodic content and VR/360 films that tell important stories, spark meaningful dialogue and inspire social change. Advertisement Advertisement Eligibility– Submissions must have been completed after January 1, 2016;– All submissions and exhibitions must be in English, subtitled in English or English versioned;– Must not be available online, via any home device (blu-ray, DVD, etc.) or released theatrically in Canada at the time of the festival exhibition;– Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images, and content in the entry; and– Rough cuts and works-in-progress will not be considered. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – CLICK HERE Twitter Login/Register With: Facebook All selected short and feature-length films will be considered by the jury:1. The Impact Award – Short Film: awarded to the director of the short film selected as most impactful and capable of inspiring social change (juried).2. The Impact Award – Feature Film: awarded to the director of the feature length film selected as most impactful and capable of inspiring social change (juried).3. The Audience Award: awarded to the director of the feature length film chosen by audience members by way of ballot (audience choice).4. The Emerging Storyteller Award: awarded to a first time director in either the feature film, episodic, or short film categories (juried).5. Best Music Video Award: awarded to the director of the music video selected as most impactful in conveying message (juried). Rules & Terms
October 15, 2019
Pandora is offering independent artists more leverage. (Photo by AFF-USA/Shutterstock (9998736af)Steven Lee OlsenPandora Presents: Backroads with Jason Aldean, Nashville, USA – 27 Nov 2018 Advertisement Between the breadth of data tools available for musicians and the amount of support that digital distributors are able to offer to creators these days, there’s never been a better time to be an indie artist. On Wednesday, Pandora announced a revamp of its Artist Marketing Platform (AMP) to fold indie artists more cleanly into the mix.Pandora’s AMP — a suite of analytic features that allow musicians to see granular information such as their song-by-song spins, market reach, and demographics, comparable to the popular analytics dashboards offered by Spotify and Apple Music — will now include an independent artist submission tool. Through this, self-releasing artists can get their music across the desks of Pandora’s data scientists, have it analyzed by the company’s signature Music Genome Project, and see it put into regular rotation in users’ Pandora radio stations alongside mega-hits from big stars. The indie submission tool has existed in the past, but lived in a standalone platform. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook Twitter
October 12, 2019
Rabat – Morocco is viewed by many as an exception to the norm of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The extent to which this claim is asserted varies, but one thing is certain, Morocco is at the very least unique in the region in its governance and culture. In order to understand the claim of exception, a definition of the norm must first be established, so what is that norm and how is Morocco different? What is that norm and how is Morocco different? Across the MENA region states typically are autocratic and corrupt. They rule through harsh authoritarian regimes that crackdown on dissent. Their economies are underdeveloped and underwritten by statist policies and rents on natural resources, typically hydrocarbons. Societies in the MENA region tend to be very traditional and Islam is often used as a barrier to reform in civil rights. There is an aversion to secularization and Islamist groups thrive in the cultural environment. On the other hand, Morocco has a much more open society and has a history of progressive ideals. Morocco’s economy has a lot of missed potential, but is growing steadily in diverse sectors and doesn’t suffer from the resource curse. Morocco is still authoritarian, but much less severely so than its peers, and is arguably on the path to democracy. The Arab Spring, while destructive in many countries, has led to meaningful reforms in Morocco with very little unrest. And finally, Morocco has virtually no serious threat of Islamist groups.Of course, defining a norm for a whole region requires painting with very broad strokes and each state has its own discrepancies. Furthermore, Morocco seems to fit some of the norms. So is the “Moroccan exception” blown out of proportion? perhaps it is, but the subtle differences that set Morocco apart go a long way to shaping its present situation and its future. But the purpose isn’t to argue about Morocco’s exceptional status, but rather look to its past to identify the root causes of this notion in order to better compare it with the rest of the region.For David Pollock, a Kaufman Fellow of The Washington Institute, the Moroccan exception is attributed to its location and cooperation with the West:“Yet Morocco’s very exceptionalism, especially in a region marked by either violent instability or severe repression, or both, makes it a special case worthy of significant attention and encouragement. Indeed Morocco, often neglected in the troubled aftermath of the Arab Spring, is actually among its most interesting countries — precisely because it is now so quiet, after a few months of massive demonstrations more than two years ago. The case for this is all the more convincing because of the country’s objectively important attributes: a strategic location between the western Mediterranean and the North African Sahel; a relatively large population, approaching 35 million within the next year or two; and an all-too-singular penchant for close economic, political, and security relations with both Europe and the United States. Two major factors largely explain this unique Moroccan phenomenon… »Judeo-Amazigh substratumThe first root cause, and the oldest, is the influence of Jewish and Amazigh culture, hereafter referred to as the Judeo-Amazigh substratum. North Africa’s indigenous population of Amazigh people have the strongest historical influence on Morocco’s culture. After the fall of the second temple and the Jewish Diaspora in 70 AD, Jewish tribes began to spread across North Africa and many found a home in Morocco. The Jewish people and Amazigh were both tribal, nomadic, matrilineal, and had democratically elected ruling bodies. Because of these similarities in tribal structures and the Jewish people’s ability to adapt to different cultures while holding onto their religious and cultural identity, the two groups flourished together.Jews brought artisanship and the concept of monotheism to the Amazigh and in return were taught agricultural techniques and the concept of sainthood. This culture would change again when Islam reached North Africa. Arab society was also tribal in structure but there were a few key differences. Firstly, it was non-democratic, power was based on wealth and military strength. Secondly, it was strictly patrilineal and women had little place in society. In other MENA states this societal structure remains today much as it was in 700 AD, with Saudi Arabia being the best example. However, in Morocco history took a different path and turn.Moroccan sweet mint tea, a symbol of tolerance and acceptance of the otherWhen the Arab conquerors finally defeated the Judeo-Amazigh resistance in 710 AD the traditions of the Judeo-Amazigh society were already so established that many aspects of society remained the same. While tribes became patrilineal, the role of women was not diminished, and in many cases Women called the shots and ruled through their husbands and sons. Additionally, the traditions of religious coexistence persisted and Moroccan society enjoyed mostly friendly relations through the first half of the 20th century.Morocco, open societyToday, Morocco is a more open society and women have more of a place in it than many other MENA states. In terms of religion, the influences of Amazigh spirituality and Sufism have shaped Moroccan Islam and opened the door to “cultural Islam.” Because the traditions of saints and spirits lie outside the region as prescribed by the Quran, the notion of “one, and only one form of Islam” could never take root.The unquestionable nature of Islam is essential to the legitimacy of Islamist groups, so when Moroccan Islam inherently raises some questions Islamist platforms stop making so much sense. The influences of the Judeo-Amazigh substratum are not concrete, and for the most part lie in the inter-subjectivity of Morocco’s cultural identity. All the same, this unique cultural evolution is the first place where Morocco began to set itself apart from other states in the region.Positive role of the monarchyThe second big root of exception is Morocco’s system of Makhzen or Traditional Monarchy. In a country as big and diverse as Morocco is, the one main thing that unites the people and provides a sense of national identity is the king. But what sets the Moroccan Monarchy apart from other Middle Eastern monarchies is that the king has more than just historical legitimacy, but also religious legitimacy. The king’s role as Commander of the Faithful (amir al-mu’minin) not only unites the country through religion but also undermines Islamism without much need for violence. In many other MENA states, secular, authoritarian governments that rule through military legitimacy (Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Syria, etc.) find themselves at odds with popular Islamist movements that form in the religious vacuum. These opposing forces often engage each other with violence, and in cases like Algeria’s civil war, this has devastating effects. In Morocco, because the king, the nation, and religion are all virtually the same thing, there is simply no room for radical Islamist groups to form.Traditional Moroccan Monarchy, undeniable symbol of stability and cohesionThe Moroccan monarchy is responsible for part of the Moroccan exception, but in some ways it appears to follow the norm, after all, it is an autocratic regime. This is certainly true, but Morocco is, also, well on its way to democracy through progressive devolution of power since the Constitution of 2011. So why is this happening in Morocco but not in other countries? To begin, the Moroccan monarchy never really had to be harsh or despotic to maintain legitimacy to rule. Unlike other MENA states who’s oppressive rulers came to power through violence and military strength, Morocco’s monarchy had significant historical and religious legitimacy to base its claim to power. This answer to the question of legitimacy has continued to aid the monarchy to this day. Another difference in Morocco’s style of authoritarianism is a preference for cooptation over coercion when dealing with the opposition. In a way, it is a traditional form of power-sharing.Ahmed Charai, a Moroccan political analyst, publisher and journalist, the Moroccan exception is, undoubtedly, the result of historical and political legitimacy:“The first is a unique aspect of Moroccan political culture that most populous Arab countries cannot easily emulate. In a region in which political legitimacy is hard to come by, Morocco is governed by a monarchy with three centuries of continuous history in the country. The institution of the Makhzin, Moroccan Arabic for the kingdom’s administrative authority, enjoys historic popularity within the country. It is part of the fabric of Moroccan culture, woven into its music and art as well as its political and civil society institutions. King Muhammad VI himself enjoys immense popularity, particularly among the urban as well as rural poor, who largely perceive him as their champion. But in his 11-year reign, the young king has not been content to rest on the laurels of his family tradition. To the contrary, he has made strenuous efforts to resist and overturn the dictatorial tendencies of his late father, Hasan II, whose years of rule were popularly known as the “years of lead.” Muhammad VI began his rule by relieving the late king’s long-serving and unpopular security chief, and replacing him, for the first time, with a civilian. He did so, on the backdrop of the growing strength of the country’s Islamist opposition, a menagerie of parties and extra-political movements which unsurprisingly include a local franchise of the international Muslim Brotherhood movement.”It is true that during the so called, “Years of Lead” the government of Morocco was much more harsh in its treatment of perceived threats to its power, however the trend today, and for most of Morocco’s history is to co-opt the people that threaten to change the status quo. Lastly, Morocco may be authoritarian now but the current King is committed to a slow, calculated shift to democracy. Other authoritarian rulers in the MENA region attempted to hold onto their power at all costs and now in the aftermath of the Arab Spring many of them are dead or gone and their countries in ruins. Morocco is lucky to have a ruler with the foresight to avoid this particular fate.“Soft” colonization under French ruleMorocco was, also, very lucky during the period of colonization. Due to the historical strength of its empire, Morocco was for the most part overlooked by France and was never much of a target for colonization. The focus was much more on Algeria and the results there were catastrophically violent. Morocco was only really colonized on a second thought spurred on by petty international feuds. The style of “soft” colonization that was used in Morocco allowed for the preservation of Moroccan culture and mostly peaceful relations.Exotic Morocco for spicing up lifeA lot of this credit falls to Maréchel Lyautey, the French commander that oversaw colonization in Morocco from 1912 to 1925. Lyautey had a soft-spot for Moroccan culture and safeguarded the Moroccan traditions while modernizing the country. The French also ruled through the king by decree and the laws were written in Arabic and in the traditional way, so even though Morocco was being colonized, it wasn’t done in such an overt way.Because the period of colonization was relatively peaceful, when the independence movement started gaining momentum after WWII, the struggle for independence was primarily political and independence was achieved without violence. Because Morocco experienced very little violence during the period of colonization, foreign relations with Europe and the United States post-independence were relatively cordial. Today, Morocco enjoys close relations with the EU and the United States, and even has FTAs with both. Had things gone differently, Morocco would undoubtedly have had a harder time adjusting to its role as an independent state in the international arena.Comparatively, France’s approach to colonization in Algeria was incredibly destructive. The French wanted nothing less than to wipe out all traces of Algeria’s culture. The people native to Algeria were systematically oppressed and marginalized to a horrific degree. Algeria’s brutal colonization, transitioned to a savage war for independence, and the trauma has reverberated through the generations, shaping the psyche of Algerians today. One such impact is that to this day Algeria is somewhat suspicious of foreign actors. This has inhibited well intentioned efforts at developing Algeria’s economy or integrating Algeria into more south-south trade.European programs like MEDA I and II and agreements like the Arab-Maghreb Union seem to miss their potential due to Algeria’s unwillingness to open up relations with other states. Algeria’s violent history has also imbued their culture with issues regarding respect and tolerance. This is most noticeable in Algeria’s relations with Morocco. If the two countries where able to normalize relations and open up to trade both would see huge benefits, particularly for Algeria. Unfortunately Algeria’s government is too prideful and not trusting enough to make a move like that, so Algeria continues to suffer in its self-imposed isolation.Lack of oil in Morocco is a blessing in disguiseOne last factor that contributes to Morocco’s exceptional status, has less to do with history than it does with geology. Of course, geology is not the focus, but it is important enough, in this case, to be included briefly here. Morocco has virtually no oil or natural gas and relies on foreign imports for its energy needs. At first glance, this may seem to be a hindrance, but for Morocco, it’s actually a blessing in disguise. Without access to oil Morocco has had to develop its economy to be much more diverse than many of its MENA neighbors.In this regard, Petra Hannen, a freelance journalist in an article published in the GIZ magazine Akzente, issue 04/2011, argues that natural resources are not always a blessing:“Natural resource wealth is not always a blessing. Often, it goes hand in hand with poverty, corruption and conflict and seems to hinder rather than help sustainable development. For mineral wealth to have a positive impact, you need transparent policies and commodity flows and sustainable production systems.Most people think of oil states as wealthy states. But Nigeria proves that sometimes the opposite is true. It is Africa’s leading oil producer, and yet it is one of the world’s 20 poorest countries. What’s more, the people living in the Niger Delta, the country’s oil-producing region, are among Nigeria’s most impoverished communities, with a large percentage of the population having to survive on less than one dollar a day. For these people, ‘black gold’ has not brought prosperity or development. Instead, it has increased corruption, social problems, environmental damage and armed conflict. The many billions of US dollars in oil revenue that have poured into the country during its oil industry’s 50-year history have completely bypassed these communities.”Museum of Moroccan Judaism in CasablancaAdditionally, Morocco’s government hasn’t been able to pacify opposition with generous handouts from oil rents in the way that the Gulf states do, so Morocco’s government has had to be much more responsive to popular opinion. All too frequently states in the MENA region and the developing world fall victim to the resource curse, but by the luck of the draw Morocco has avoided this pitfall entirely.In fineBe it luck, cultural heritage, the actions of a few intelligent leaders, or the voices of many; Morocco has pursued a unique path through history. The tacit influences of history and culture can be hard to bring down to earth, but coupled with distinct and measurable aspects of the political and economic world, they shape Morocco’s history. In many ways Morocco is very much like the other states in the MENA region, but where it counts the most Morocco has done things a little differently, and that makes a world of a difference today.Everlasting MarrakeshThe views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not represent any institution or entity. © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission.
October 11, 2019
16 August 2011The United Nations today voiced its concern at the destruction of property housing several important non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in Azerbaijan, and called on the country’s Government to ensure safe working conditions for human rights defenders. The building in Baku housing the Institute of Peace and Democracy as well as the Azerbaijan Campaign to Ban Landmines and the Women’s Crisis Center – the only women’s shelter in the capital – was destroyed on 11 August. City officials allegedly refused to allow the occupants to remove their belongings from the building, including valuable office equipment and files, before bulldozers carried out the demolition, despite a May ruling by a Baku court prohibiting the destruction of the building, according to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). “Given the worrying reports of forced evictions and destruction of property in Baku, as well as of harassment of human rights defenders, we call on the authorities of Azerbaijan to thoroughly investigate this case and, if necessary, provide adequate compensation and restitution,” Rupert Colville, OHCHR’s spokesperson in Geneva, told a news conference. He also called on the Government to guarantee safe working conditions for the Institute for Peace and Democracy, as well as for other human rights defenders in Azerbaijan. “The Government of Azerbaijan is obliged, by the international and regional treaties which it has ratified, to ensure respect for the right to adequate housing, for the prohibition of forced evictions and property rights, as well as for the rights and freedoms of human rights defenders,” said Mr. Colville.
October 8, 2019
The Health Ministry said that the Minister had issued a circular instructing all Government hospitals to conduct blood tests and not direct patients to private hospitals for this purpose.However some Hospital Directors have reportedly disregarded the circular and so the Minister has called for a report in order to take disciplinary action. (Colombo Gazette) A report has been sought on Hospital Directors who ignore circulars issued by the Health Ministry.The Health Ministry said in a statement today that Minister, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne had called for the report following a meeting with divisional heads.
October 3, 2019
QuickStats: Facts and figures about employment in Canada for April by The Canadian Press Posted May 6, 2016 6:43 am MDT Last Updated May 6, 2016 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – A quick look at April unemployment (previous month in brackets):Unemployment rate: 7.1 per cent (7.1)Employment rate: 61.1 per cent (61.2)Labour force participation rate: 65.8 per cent (65.9)Number unemployed: 1,383,200 (1,384,900)Number working: 18,041,400 (18,043,500)Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 13.1 per cent (13.4)Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 6.6 per cent (6.6)Women (25 plus) unemployment rate: 5.5 per cent (5.4)
October 2, 2019
The country’s overall crop production in 2015 remained 54 per cent below the pre-crisis average, despite a 10 per cent increase from 2014 mostly due to a rise in cassava production, according to the latest Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM), conducted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP). Cereal harvests continued to decline last year, with production 70 per cent lower than the pre-crisis average. Overall crop production in 2015 amounted to 838,671 tonnes, around one million tonnes less than the average before the crisis. “The latest numbers are cause for concern not only because people skip meals and cut portions, but also because they opt for less nutritious foods that provide far less of the proteins and vitamins they need,” said FAO Country Representative Jean-Alexandre Scaglia in a press release. “Some 75 per cent of people in CAR depend on agriculture, and with the planting season starting in less than two months, boosting agriculture now is crucial to revitalizing the economy and to stability in the country,” he added. “The situation is dire. Half of the population faces hunger,” said Bienvenu Djossa, WFP Country Director in CAR. “It is crucial that we continue helping the most vulnerable, who need emergency food assistance to survive. WFP and FAO are also working together to provide seeds to plant and food to eat during the planting period. This is the time when people need the maximum help possible as it is also the lean season, when people struggle to have enough food to eat before the next harvest.”The heavy toll of insecurity The report’s findings further show how three years of insecurity – which has led to nearly one million people being uprooted from their homes – is still exerting a heavy toll on the people of the Central African Republic. As an example, killings and looting brought the number of cattle down to almost half compared to pre-crisis levels, and the number of goats and sheep shrank by as much as 57 per cent. Damage to infrastructure and insecurity has also limited fishing activities, resulting in 40 per cent less fish caught in 2015 compared to 2012. Meanwhile, disrupted markets and the latest escalation of violence in September 2015 saw food prices soar. Prices of protein-rich groundnut and wheat flour were 74 and 28 per cent higher than their pre-crisis levels, respectively. Prices of beef in October were almost double; fish was, on average, 70 per cent more expensive than before the crisis. This has resulted in people seeing their purchasing power shrink by about one third in 2015, compared with 2012. Sixty-seven per cent of the people surveyed reported that they have less food compared to the previous year.Response to the Crisis FAO, WFP and their partners have been working together since the beginning of the unrest to mitigate its negative impacts on agricultural production and food security. In 2015, FAO assisted some 170,900 households with seeds and tools, which have yielded about 40,000 tonnes of agricultural products and directly benefited about 854,500 people. This helped reduce families’ dependence on humanitarian assistance and stabilize their incomes. WFP supported the operation by providing food rations to more than 65,000 farming families to prevent them from using their remaining seeds for food rather than planting and thus protect their capacity to produce in future seasons. In addition to its work with FAO, WFP provided food through various activities including school meals and emergency food assistance to some 900,000 people. Other FAO interventions in 2015 included large-scale livestock vaccination campaigns and support to the government’s efforts to rebuild the country’s seed supply capacity. In addition, the Government of CAR has begun a strategic effort to revive the agricultural sector and facilitate the reintegration of vulnerable people by helping youth and family farms improve their capacity to produce. In 2016, FAO and WFP, with the help of partners, will support these efforts through longer-term programmes that aim to save and strengthen livelihoods and build resilience. As part of the joint seeds protection programme, FAO aims to provide seeds and tools to 95,000 farming families while WFP plans to provide them with food rations. FAO is appealing for $86 million to support 1.55 million people with inputs to produce crops and keep their livestock healthy, and strengthen the government’s efforts to boost food security. WFP requires $89 million to respond to urgent needs of 1.4 million people until the end of July in CAR, and in neighbouring countries hosting CAR refugees. To date, about half of the required funding has been secured.
September 22, 2019
National Craft Gallery: Don’t just wander around; take part in their children’s workshop, or crochet circle… or why not bring in your favourite pair of shoes and tell their story, or try revamping an old item of clothing. There are lots of things on in the gallery that might surprise you.3. Get there earlySome events are bound to get very busy, so try to get there on time if you really want to see them. Other events have to be booked in advance.This fireside reading with Donal Ryan – the Booker Prize longlisted author of The Spinning Heart – in Askeaton in Co Limerick is bound to get full quickly. Belfast There’s one page for Dublin and one where you can find all the individual pages and programmes for the regional Culture Nights. There’s also a page for events in An Ghaeltacht.Outside of Ireland? There are events on in Leuven in Belgium, and Leeds, Liverpool and London in England.If you need an accessible building, some of the programmes have that information – if in doubt, it’s best to ring ahead.(LtoR) artist Roisin O’Farrell, Millie (5) and Lila Elliott (9) with Dublin Bus driver Kieran Kavanagh and cabaret dancer Azaria Starfire. Pic: Sasko Lazarov2. Go off the beaten trackThink outside of the box and don’t just go for the most obvious attractions.Here are some of our picks for the more unusual events, but a trawl through the programme for your area will reveal even more.Carlow: These ceramics workshops in Kildare Town Heritage Centre (one for children and one for adults) will also fill up quickly, so booking is essential. Secret cinema: Kerry Film Festival’s Secret Cine Club sounds like a treat – the venue and the film both remain a secret until the day. It’s also free in.Roscommon Meanwhile, if you want to record your own song on Culture Night, you’ll need to book recording time in Platform 4 studio in Leixlip in advance. Choral speaking: Choral speaking was very popular in the 1950s, but is not practiced much now. However, it has been revived at Alexandra College in Milltown, and the Senior Voice Speaking Choir will perform a short piece based on James Joyce’s story ‘The Dead’, amongst other performances.Kilkenny African culture showcase: If you want to know about the diverse African culture in countries like Kenya, Nigeria, the Gambia, Zimbabwe and more, you can enjoy music and dance as well as a fashion show of traditional costumes at INVOLVE in the Monksland Business Park.Sligo The Everyman Palace Theatre in Cork City is giving behind-the-scenes tours (and Cork Operatic Society will give a sneak peek of their latest opera Orpheus) on the night, but you also have to pre-book this. Archaeology dig for children: Bring your children to a mocked-up archaeological ‘dig’ at the Tipperary County Arts Service and County Museum in Clonmel, between 1 and 4pm. You’ll wish you could take part. IT’S CULTURE NIGHT tonight, and no matter where you are around the country there is going to be some event for you to take part in.With so much on offer, it can be easy to get overwhelmed.Where to go? What’s the best thing to choose? How will you plan your night?Relax. We have five ways for you to make the most of Culture Night, wherever you are.1. Plan aheadIf you have a smartphone, download the Culture Night app. Here’s the link for Android users, and the link for iPhone users.You can use the app to browse the programme and build your own Culture Night trail – handy, eh?Don’t have a smartphone? Head straight to the Culture Night site and have a look at the programme for your specific area. Fruit and veg orchestra: Yes, music made using fruit and vegetables – and you can take part in creating some tasty sounds, from 6 – 8pm at Wheelworks ArtCart on Donegall St.Kerry A moveable feast: Transport yourself back to the Jazz Age with with period-specific food, drink, costumes and parlour games at Cafe Formenti.South Tipperary RESOUND music: Some of Ireland’s most talented young musicians will come together to make music while poet Billy Ramsell imparts his words of wisdom. Sure to be thrilling – and it’s on at The Model.Dublin Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan TD and dancers Gerry Murray and Joan Mulhern with members of the RTE Concert Orchestra. Pic: Sasko Lazarov4. Don’t stress about the queuesWill there be queues? Yes, but you’d be surprised at how quickly they move.But in case you don’t get to everything:Pick your top 5 favourites and go to them firstAllow time for queueingPlan your route so the venues are near each otherEnjoy the trip between venues – and keep an eye out for ones you might have missed5. Soak up the atmosphereLet’s be honest – you might not get to see everything that’s on offer, and if you live in Dublin you most definitely won’t. But that doesn’t mean you should be downhearted.The night is a special one, so make the most of your time in the queue, chatting to other revelers; take time to wander about soaking up the atmosphere.Wear comfortable shoes, bring a brolly, and leave some time for chats in between each location – you’ll bump into people you haven’t seen in years, guaranteed.Plus, build in time to enjoy the gigs, performances and locations you’ll stumble across as you wander around. Sometimes, the unexpected parts are the best parts.Read: Visit a former seminary as part of Culture Night>
September 1, 2019
The Humble Bundle moved away from its indie roots recently with the introduction of the Humble THQ Bundle. But it turned out to be a huge success, managing to sell 885,361 bundles and raising $5,098,310.30.The only problem with THQ’s selection of bundle games was that none of them ran on Linux. That’s simply because the games were never developed with Linux compatibility in mind when first released, and converting all nine games was too big of a task to even consider attempting.But there is some good that has come out of this THQ Bundle. THQ got so much feedback from people running Linux that the publisher is now considering supporting the alternative operating system for future game releases. If nothing else, offering a Humble Bundle has shown just how many Linux gamers there are — something Valve realized quite a while ago.Supporting Linux is made all the more desirable when you consider Steam is becoming Linux-friendly before the end of 2012. That works for THQ as it means more sales potential through the number one digital distribution games service.Even if THQ decides Linux is worthwhile, it also needs to get developers on board and help pay for the development time required to support an extra platform. But feedback and support should help convince everyone involved it’s worth the effort.There’s the potential for an explosion in Linux on the desktop due to gaming next year. Having a copy of Windows installed on your PC has been necessary to enjoy games for as long as I can remember. Removing that need does make Linux look much more desirable to PC users, and with Windows 8 not getting the best reception, 2013 could be a very good year for Linux.via Polygon
August 31, 2019
Kolkata: In a unique initiative, an NGO, with the support of the West Bengal government, is hosting a three-day exhibition to showcase paintings made by the inmates of a correctional home. The show — ‘Aitijya – Our Heritage’ — has given the inmates of Dum Dum Central Correctional Home a platform to display their creativity and earn money for three days, beginning November 19, Chaitali Das, the managing trustee of NGO Rakshak Foundation, said on Tuesday. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThirty-four canvases, painted by 10 women inmates and four male inmates, have been regaling art enthusiasts at the Indian Museum courtyard here, on the occasion of ‘World Heritage Week’, she said. “Eight acrylic paintings, themed on the city’s heritage, have already been booked on the first two days. We are expecting the response to get better,” she said. Over the past few years, Rakshak Foundation, with the help of Directorate of Correctional Services, has held several workshops for prison inmates to acquaint them with canvas and paints, Das stated. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”As part of these workshops, the women and the men were also taught how to weave the canvas and set it on a frame,” she added. Arun Kumar Gupta, the director general of Correctional Home Services of West Bengal, said the exhibition gave the inmates an opportunity to express themselves through their works of art. “We had started facilitating painting workshops for the women inmates, as well as their children, at Dum Dum Correctional Home to enable them to express their feelings. Later on, four male inmates of the same correctional home also joined the initiative,” he explained. Celebrated painter Wasim Kapoor, who visited the exhibition, congratulated the inmates on their achievement. “The creativity of these prison inmates, who have not been trained earlier in their lives, is no less than that of trained professionals,” he added.
August 30, 2019
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August 15, 2019
Fair Credit Reporting Act Servicers U.S. Supreme Court 2016-05-16 Seth Welborn May 16, 2016 451 Views How Will the Supreme Court’s Ruling Affect Servicers? The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling on Monday that is likely to affect mortgage servicers. In the case of Spokeo Inc. vs. Robins, the Court ruled that consumers must prove that they have suffered “concrete harm” in order to bring a class action suit under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and that consumers cannot bring suits based solely on a bare violation of statutes.The respondent, Thomas Robins, and others originally filed a class-action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in May 2014, claiming, among other things, that people search engine Spokeo willfully failed to comply with the FCRA requirements by delivering inaccurate information to them after they used it to search for information.While the Supreme Court ruled that a plaintiff must prove to have suffered “concrete harm,” at the same time, the Court left it entirely up to lower courts to determine exactly what constitutes concrete harm—and implied that it doesn’t necessarily have to be tangible harm.“The Court further suggested that a plaintiff could be able to show a risk of harm sufficiently ‘concrete’ to support standing based on a statutory violation alone where the harm alleged was based on a long-recognized common-right (for example, slander, libel, and right to obtain publicly-available information),” said Luke Sosnicki, Senior Counsel in the Financial Industry Group in Dykema’s Los Angeles office. “But that’s pretty much where the Court stopped. With respect to FCRA, the statute at issue in the suit, the only specific example the Court provided as to a published inaccuracy that would not suffice to show a risk of harm ‘concrete’ enough to support standing would be an incorrect zip code; and even that sentence was qualified with a footnote stating that the example does not apply to ‘other types of false information.’”“Ultimately, the issue may return to the Supreme Court with a developed body of caselaw—which may be what the Court intended in the first place.”Luke Sosnicki, Senior Counsel, DykemaHow does the ruling affect mortgage servicers? Sosnicki said that the ruling is helpful to servicers, but at the same time, it leaves many questions unanswered.“As just one example, district courts have recently been staying TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act) class actions until Spokeo was decided, reasoning that Spokeo could entirely dispose of these cases,” Sosnicki said. “It hasn’t. Instead, the district courts will now need to decide under what circumstances receiving unsolicited, automated phone calls may constitute ‘concrete’ harm.”Sosnicki continued, “The same applies to many other statutes applicable to loan servicers. For example, it is difficult to conceive how missing a deadline to send a notice of servicing transfer, a response to a qualified written request, or borrower correspondence under RESPA’s new loss mitigation rules could result in injury in fact.”One thing the Supreme Court’s decision does is leave the debate open as to whether an untimely response to a request for information, or providing incorrect information that the recipient of the information does not use or rely on, is akin to publishing an incorrect ZIP code or withholding information the plaintiff has a right to receive. In the meantime, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will have a chance to issue an appellate-level decision defining what exactly constitutes concrete harm in the context of the FCRA.“Other courts will then follow or reject, analyze, and try to apply to other statutes as well,” Sosnicki said. “Ultimately, the issue may return to the Supreme Court with a developed body of caselaw—which may be what the Court intended in the first place.”Click here to view the Supreme Court ruling. Share in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, News, Servicing
August 10, 2019
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