al golden gives game ball to hunter knightonAl Golden has been on the hot seat at Miami for what seems like two seasons now, and Saturday’s 58-0 home loss to ACC favorite Clemson was the final straw. Miami announced that Golden has been “relieved of his duties” in a statement this evening.Golden Relieved of his Duties Effective Immediately – https://t.co/vdB4TtmNt9— Miami Hurricanes (@MiamiHurricanes) October 25, 2015University of Miami Director of Athletics Blake James announced today that he has relieved Head Football Coach Al Golden of his duties effective immediately. Assistant coach Larry Scott will serve as the Interim Head Coach for the remainder of the 2015 season. “Coach Golden has led our program through some very difficult times and he has done so with class, integrity and a true desire to see our students succeed on the field, in the classroom and in the community.” James said. “However, we have a proud tradition of excellence at Miami, not just in football but in all sports, and we want to compete for ACC and national championships. I simply believe that now is the time to bring the Hurricane Family together and rally behind our young men.”This is a shift from Saturday, when James stated that Golden would not be let go. Golden finishes with a 32-25 record. Miami has been stocking large recruiting classes in 2017 and 2018, so it will be extremely interesting to see what happens with those young players. [Hurricane Sports]
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Yellowhead Road & Bridge North Peace crews will be doing work on the Blue Grave Creek Bridge on the Upper Halfway Road for the first half of this week.The bridge, which is located at the 73-kilometre marker of Upper Halfway Road, will also be closed Monday, March 12th until Wednesday, March 14th because of routine maintenance from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.YRB apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. If you require further information feel free to contact us by phone 250-262-2600 or email email@example.com.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Horizon North Logistics Inc. announced today that its Halfway River Horizon North partnership has been granted a conditional award to build two new work camps west of Fort St. John.The company says the conditional award is for the construction of two new accommodation facilities of 575 and 610 beds respectively, using Horizon North’s existing Kobes Creek Lodge. The contract is subject to external regulatory approvals, customer internal approvals, and an agreement on the final contract terms.“This conditional award pairs Horizon North’s presence as the largest open camp provider in the Montney region with our dedication to strong partnerships with Aboriginal communities,” said Horizon North President and CEO Rod Graham. “We look forward to continuing our work with the customer towards a completed contract and implementing our full turn-key workforce accommodations solutions with our partners from Halfway River First Nation.”Horizon North said it expects to generate revenue of $63 million between August 2018 and November 2019. The two new facilities and an expansion of the Kobes Creek Lodge will done entirely with the company’s existing infrastructure.“This conditional award shows the significant benefits that our Halfway River Horizon North partnership can bring to our community,” said Halfway River First Nation Chief Darlene Hunter. “From projects like these, we look forward to continuing to build financial prosperity, job opportunities and growth for our First Nation members.”
Pune: Three women were killed when an unidentified vehicle knocked them down while they were on a morning walk in Maharashtra’s Pune district on Wednesday, police said. The vehicle driver sped away after crushing the women to death near Udapur village in Junnar tehsil on Ahmednagar- Kalyan Highway, an official at Otur police station said. “It seems the incident took place between 5.30 am and 6 am when an unidentified vehicle hit the women while they were on a morning walk. All the three women died on the spot,” he said. The deceased were identified as Meerabai Dhamale (60), Kamal Dhamale (65) and Changunabai Gaykar (70), all residents of Dhamalemala area in Otur town, he said. A case was registered and a search was on for the vehicle and its driver, he added.
Some far-right groups in the UK are now outlawed on Facebook. Photofusion/Ian Francis/UIG via Getty Images Facebook banned a handful of prominent British far-right groups on Thursday, as part of the implementation of its “dangerous organizations and individuals” policy.In total 12 people and groups were outlawed by the social network, including the British National Party (BNP) and its president Nick Griffin, Britain First, the English Defence League, Knights Templar International and the National Front. Co-founder of the English Defence League Tommy Robinson is already banned under the same policy.”Individuals and organizations who spread hate, or attack or call for the exclusion of others on the basis of who they are, have no place on Facebook,” said a spokeswoman for the company in a statement. “Our work against organised hate is ongoing and we will continue to review individuals, organizations, pages, groups and content against our Community Standards.”The ban applies not only to the individuals and groups, but to posts and other content that express praise or support for them.Its introduction follows criticisms made as part of a Channel 4 documentary last year that said Facebook wasn’t doing enough to stem the flow of far-right hate on the platform. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube have all come under pressure in the UK, the US and elsewhere to prevent the spread of hate speech. But they’ve had to simultaneously work out how to balance banning groups and individuals with free speech concerns. Internet Services Share your voice Comments 3 Tags Facebook
Wednesday, March 21 Worthing High School 9215 Scott St. *Both Worthing High School and Woodson PK-8 will be discussed at this meeting Thursday, March. 1 Dogan Elementary School 4202 Liberty Rd. Wednesday, March 21 Hilliard Elementary School 10719 Seneca St. Tuesday, March 6 North Forest High School 10725 Mesa Dr. Share Thursday, Feb. 15 Highland Heights Elementary School 865 Paul Quinn St. Tuesday, Feb. 27 Wesley Elementary School 800 Dillard St. Wednesday, Feb. 21 Mading Elementary School 8511 Crestmont St. Tuesday, Feb. 27 Blackshear Elementary School 2900 Holman Ave. Tuesday, March 20 Henry Middle School 10702 E Hardy Rd. Tuesday, Feb. 20 Madison High School 13719 White Heather Dr. Wednesday, Feb. 14 Cullen Middle School 6900 Scott St. HISDHISD Trustees will hold a series of public meetings at schools that have been deemed with an “improvement required” status, by the Texas Education Agency. According to the district’s press release, HISD is recommending changes at 10 of the struggling schools; in light of a potential state takeover. It is also recommending changes at four additional low-performing campuses.“The state has yet to tell us what their standards are,” said HISD Board of Education President Trustee Rhonda Skillern-Jones, in an e-mailed statement. “So as much as these students are accelerating academically and raising the bar on their campuses, we’re shooting in the dark at a moving target.” According to the district:“The current recommendation is for eight schools to be managed by outside organizations such as a nonprofit or an institution of higher education. They are Dogan and Mading elementary schools, Henry Middle School, and Kashmere, Madison, North Forest, Wheatley and Worthing high schools. The remaining six – Blackshear, Highland Heights, Hilliard and Wesley elementary schools, Cullen Middle School and Woodson PK-8 – would be closed and reopened to serve limited grades.” Skillern-Jones says they want to be clear these are only recommendations. “We are committed to doing everything in our power under the law to keep these schools open. We are also committed to keeping these school communities informed and engaged as we navigate this process together,” said Skillern-Jones, in an e-mailed statement.All meetings will begin at 6 p.m.Tuesday, Feb. 6 Wheatley High School 4801 Providence St. Wednesday, Feb. 28 Kashmere Gardens Elementary School 4901 Lockwood Dr.
Share 00:00 /05:02 Katie Hayes Luke for NPRAfter Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast in August 2017, the storm stalled over Houston and dumped as much as 60 inches of rain on some parts of the region.Lawmakers on the U.S. House science committee have questions for federal and Texas officials about a decision not to fly a NASA jet that would have provided more comprehensive data on air pollution after Hurricane Harvey.Committee members Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) have requested documents relating to the decision from the Environmental Protection Agency, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and NASA.The request comes after an L.A. Times article revealed NASA officials offered up a high-tech air-sampling jet to help with pollution monitoring after Hurricane Harvey. The EPA and TCEQ reportedly pushed back on the offer, saying data from the state-of-the-art airplane would not be helpful. Their response informed NASA officials’ decision not to fly.“This is deeply troubling,” the lawmakers wrote in a letter to officials. “If this is true, it is not only an embarrassment, it is unacceptable.”Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, whose home district in Houston was hit particularly hard by Harvey, told Houston Matters the decision concerned her because the NASA plane had more capabilities than EPA or TCEQ equipment.“I think that’s a disservice to the public and I think it puts us potentially at greater risk,” Fletcher said.In a statement to News 88.7, TCEQ said the offer was made two weeks after the storm and the mission would not have flown until an even later date. The agency said it had started ground-level sampling a week prior and reiterated its position that data from NASA’s flying altitude would not have been useful in determining impacts to public health. In a separate statement, the EPA disputed parts of the L.A. Times article, saying the agency did not decline NASA’s offer.The committee members have asked the agencies to deliver documents by March 20.Listen to Fletcher’s full conversation with Houston Matters in the audio below: Listen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:
Listen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uUniversity of Maryland President Wallace Loh is advocating for the removal of the name of Curly Byrd, perhaps the most influential leader in the school’s history and an avowed segregationist, from UM’s football stadium. We’ll discuss Byrd’s segregationist history at the University of Maryland with AFRO Publisher Jake Oliver. Also, our recurring guests Taya Graham and Stephen Janis (The Mod Squad) are back with reporting on the trial of Officer William Porter, Marilyn Mosby being sued by a former city prosecutor and other Baltimore political and law enforcement news.These stories and more coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.
The recent concerns voiced about the Washington, D.C. Veteran Affairs Medical Center (DCVAMC) in an inspector general’s report are echoed by some veterans. However, staff members say they are committed to providing top-notch service to the nation’s warriors.The Washington, D.C. Veteran Affairs Medical Center is located in the northwest quadrant of the District of Columbia. (Courtesy Photo)On April 12, the Veteran Affairs Office of the Inspector General issued an interim summary report citing management practices and staffing deficiencies that were present at the facility located near the Washington Hospital Center in the northwest quadrant of D.C. The backlash from the report prompted U.S. Sens. Mark Warner, Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and Jon Testor (D-Mont.) to write Veteran Affairs Secretary David J. Shulkin demanding immediate action.Since the report’s release, retired Army Col. Lawrence Connell has been named the acting director.A spokesman for D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) told the AFRO that she is aware of the situation at the center and will respond appropriately in due time.Veterans receive free treatment at VA hospitals. Health professionals who work at VA hospitals tend to specialize in diseases and ailments that are unique to veterans. Dental and mental health services are also available.Jacque Patterson, retired Air Force veteran and president of the Ward 8 Democrats, told the AFRO that he is not a fan of veterans’ hospitals. “I try to avoid them if I can,” Patterson said. “If I had medical needs or had to have medical attention, I would not go to a VA hospital. The service is poor and it is hard to get an appointment.”Stanley Ray served in the Army and Navy and has visited the D.C. VA Hospital. He wasn’t impressed, either. “They need to improve,” Ray told the AFRO. “They don’t treat veterans with the type of respect that they deserve.”Ray is aware of the inspector general’s report critical of the way the D.C. VA hospital was run. However, he said, the Trump administration is likely to enhance VA hospitals financially, but the D.C. hospital has issues that need addressing. “There needs to be a strong emphasis on customer service,” Ray said. “It seems like when you are visiting there, they are doing you a favor when you they serve you. That’s not the case. This is a service that you have earned.”Ray made it clear he was so turned-off by the service at the D.C. VA hospital that he pledged “never to go back there.”That hasn’t been the experience of the Rev. Scott Bostic, youth pastor of Asbury United Methodist Church in the District. “My experience at the DC VAMC has been good overall,” Bostic, a 2005 graduate of the United States Military Academy West Point, told the AFRO. “I am seen there for my primary care but not for much else since overall I’m in good health. When I first moved to D.C., I had a routine surgery done at the VAMC and that went very well, and my follow-up was also handled well.”Bostic did cite a problem seeing a physical therapist and said that experience “was disappointing.” Nevertheless, Bostic, who served in Iraq as a health care administrator from 2009-2010, is upbeat about the center. “I have recommended and referred people to go to the D.C. VAMC because they have a lot of resources there which can make a significant difference to veterans in need of care,” he said. “However, I do warn people that they will need to be persistent and advocate for their care, so as to make sure they don’t fall into one of those cracks and get forgotten about.”Despite a few positive reviews, any unhappy veteran concerns Gloria Hairston, director of public affairs at the D.C. VA Hospital. “We are committed to caring for all veterans,” Hairston told the AFRO. “I don’t want veterans leaving the hospital feeling that our customer service wasn’t satisfactory. We are not looking to be rude to people.”
A fortnight of cultural performances and an event to celebrate Indian art, crafts, and textiles, Dastkari Haat Samiti returns with the much-awaited crafts bazaar of the year. Conceptualised by textile revivalist Jaya Jaitly, the 33rd edition of the Bazaar will open on January 1, 2019, at Dilli Haat, INA, Delhi.The event will also feature workshops and performances by Mushtaq Ahmed, a flute maker from Varanasi; Moorala Marwada, a Sufi folk singer from the Janana village of the Kutch District, Gujarat who will sing the Also Read – Add new books to your shelfpoetry of Kabir, Mirabai, Ravidas and others; and Bhawani Kalindi and his group from Bengal who will perform the exotic tribal martial Chhau dance throughout the tenure of the bazaar. The distinctive line-up of the 15-day event includes craft and skill exchange program with Indonesia, supported by the O/o Development Commissioner Handicrafts, Ministry of Textiles. The workshop will begin from January 2 with Indonesian artisan who excel in doyo fibre craft, pottery, tie, and dye and batik work paired with their Indian counterparts V, Sadanandam and Y Sridhar in fibre weaving, Telangana and AP, Harikishan in Pottery, New Delhi, Sabina Khatoon in Batik, West Bengal, and Abdul Wahab Khatri in tie and dye, Gujarat. The innovative art pieces thus created will be displayed in the last two days. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveEstablished in 1986, Dastkari Haat Samiti helps over 60,000 artisans by organising annual crafts bazaar all over India that provide them with the exposure and bring them into direct contact with the urban customer. Supporting over 350 crafts groups across the 29 Indian states, the organisation believes in helping artisans and their families in every possible way. “Since the inception in 1986, our aim has been to break the barriers between the craftsmen and community by giving them a platform to showcase their craft. Our annual craft bazaar at Dilli Haat brings that authenticity of handloom and handmade products back with traditional weaves, sustainable home decor and so many more crafts from different states of India.”, shares Jaya Jaitly, Founder of Dastkari Haat Samiti. The craft bazaar will feature everything from a wide range of Vankar shawls of Gujarat, Banarasi textiles from Uttar Pradesh, Handloom Fabrics from Bengal, Bandhani from Gujarat, Handwoven Chanderi, Softest of Pashminas, Ajrakh block printing, Kantha embroidery, Pattachitra paintings, Inlay furniture, papier mache, carpets, durries, home decor accessories and organic products.
The event is hosted by Highway 69 Chamber of Commerce.FEATURED BANDS: Traditional Bluegrass Reunion • Potato Patch Band Back Porch Bluegrass Bandits • Jam Pak Blues ‘N’ Grass Neighborhood Band • James Reams & the Barnstormers • Greenwood Sidee • Sound System by Old Blue SoundFREE INSTRUMENT WORKSHOP: Jam Pak Blues ‘N’ Grass will host a free full day workshop with guitars, fiddles, banjos, mandolins, dulcimers, and wash-tub bass for children and adults. (Free with admission)Admission: $10 advance / $12 at the gate(Children 7-12: Half price / 6 and under: Free)For more information and tickets, please contact: (928) 632-4355 or highway69chamber [at] gmail [dot] com May 3, 2013The crew is preparing for the third ANNUAL BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, tomorrow, Saturday May 4, 2013. It will start at 10 am – 6 pm.The wind has finally calmed down and a large parachute was installed this morning over the audience area in the Colly Soleri amphitheater. Covers for the stage will be installed this afternoon.This is a wonderful event and we look forward to great music and fun for the whole family. You don’t want to miss this.[photo by Young Soo Kim in 2011]
Modern Times Group is launching 11 new channels in the Nordic region along with four catch-up channels.The Viasat History, Viasat Explorer, Viasat Nature and Viasat Crime offerings will roll out at the start of November. The Swedish version of Viasat Sport will launch in Sweden and Finland at the same time as will Viasat Sport and Viasat Football in Norway.HD versions of Viasat Hockey, TV6 and Viasat 4 will also roll out.Four Play catch-up channels will launch in the region from October.Available through Viasat DVRs, the National Geographic HD, National Geographic Wild HD, E! and Disney on Demand channels will be available in all four Nordic countries.