OTTAWA — A Bank of Canada deputy governor says the effects of U.S. trade unknowns, lower oil prices and weaker housing and consumer spending are behind the recent deceleration in economic growth.In prepared remarks of a speech today in Washington, Timothy Lane says this slowdown in Canada’s economic expansion is temporary.Lane says these factors along with the fiscal stimulus that has energized the American economy and, as a result, led the U.S. Federal Reserve to raise interest rates have been putting downward pressure on the Canadian dollar.He says the lower loonie will help support the Canadian economy through this period.Lane says uncertainty related to U.S. policies has kept business investment lower than where it should be at this point, given the overall strength in the Canadian economy.Last month, Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz kept his benchmark interest rate unchanged at 1.75 per cent as the economy navigates what he described as a temporary period of softness created by a recent, sharp decline in world oil prices.Lane’s speech to the Peterson Institute for International Economics focused on explaining how Canada manages its foreign reserves, which he noted are about US$85 billion or five per cent of the country’s gross domestic product.He describes the size of Canada’s foreign reserves as modest yet adequate because the country has a freely floating exchange rate.One relatively recent development, Lane noted, is that other central banks and monetary authorities started adding Canadian-dollar assets to their reserve portfolios following the global financial crisis about a decade ago. Reserves in Canadian dollars are now about $200 billion, he said.The Canadian Press
Rabat – Has she lost her mind? Moroccan singer Sina, known for her controversial statements and unique songs has struck again.On her Instagram account, Sina drove her followers crazy by posting some half-naked footage of herself while claiming that she is doing “a shooting for Vogue magazine.”Posting several videos of herself, Sina, who is in a studio in “her villa in Marrakech,” had a lot to say to her fans.Wearing red see-through underwear, the “superstar” explained that thanks to her “beauty,” “perfect body,” “intelligence,” and “talent,” she scored a cover with prestigious magazine “Vogue,” and will be photographed by a famous photographer called “Evan.”In a third video, the singer of “You are Handsome Like Angel” announced that she was pregnant and she has set up her own business, depriving her husband of income because she is jealous of other women.Then Sina said she is much courted by Hollywood. Speaking in English in a fourth (and last) video, the artist warned her competitors. “I am more beautiful than Shakira, Kim Kardashian, and Jennifer Lopez. I am the most beautiful woman in Morocco.”.Following her “crazy behavior,” people were quick to react, commenting on how “she lost her mind,” slamming her “inappropriate” outfit and asking her to go “seek treatment.”In 2013, Sina created a sensation after posting her first official video clip on Youtube, where she appeared singing in a suggestive way. The video went viral on Youtube, and received millions of views.Following her Youtube success, Sina was assaulted in her hometown Marrakech, but the incident did not stop her from her dream of being a superstar.
NEW YORK — Shares in Amazon are moving higher after billionaire investor Warren Buffett said his firm has been buying the online retailer.Buffett told CNBC Thursday that one of the money managers at Berkshire Hathaway has been buying Amazon stock.Buffett said the transactions would show up in a future regulatory filing, but stressed that he himself did not direct the purchases.Shares in the Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc. rose 3% in morning trading Friday to $1,959.84, its high for the year. The stock is up 30% so far in 2019.Berkshire Hathaway Inc., based in Omaha, Nebraska, owns a range of businesses including insurance, railroads, jewelry stores as well as major investments in American Express, IBM and Wells Fargo & Co. Its annual shareholder meeting is Saturday.The Associated Press
5 February 2010The former United States president Bill Clinton flew into Haiti today as part of his expanded leadership role for the United Nations in coordinating international aid efforts in the wake of last month”s earthquake, and immediately pledged to see the tasks through to their successful conclusion “long after the television crews have gone and emergency response teams have returned to their home countries.” “Flying into Port-au-Prince for the second time since the earthquake, I was pleased to see continued signs of an expanding relief effort,” he said in a statement issued on the Clinton Foundation website.He was quickly briefed by UN staff about the current situation on the ground following the 12 January quake, which killed up to 200,000 people, injured many others and left 2 million in need of aid.Relief efforts have faced a series of daunting challenges compounded by the enormity of the catastrophe and the lack of infrastructure in providing sufficient food, shelter and other requirements, and Mr. Clinton is due to meet with Haitian leaders and visit the Gheiskio clinic and a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs).Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Mr. Clinton UN Special Envoy for Haiti last May, following a visit they made together two months earlier to raise awareness of efforts to help its people and Government bolster economic security of the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.On Wednesday he asked the former president to assume a leadership role in coordinating international quake relief efforts, from emergency response to reconstruction to launching a new funding appeal.Meanwhile, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reiterated that shelter remains an urgent need, with the focus on providing emergency shelter closer to home or in smaller camps to reduce dislocation. Sanitation is also a significant concern, especially at temporary shelters. Some 7,000 latrines and 25,000 portable toilets are needed.As of last night, 1.6 million people had received food aid since the quake in and around Port-au-Prince, the capital, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said. In the past five days, through the fixed distribution points system, 20,000 people have received food rations that last for up to two weeks.Meanwhile, the UN Children”s Fund (UNICEF) reported that 23 large tents have been installed in Port-au-Prince to give youngsters a place to seek refuge and play. Many families are wary of sending children to school because they fear that another earthquake could strike. UNICEF is working with the Government to distribute messages to Haitians encouraging them to send their children back to schools.Next Friday the WFP will host a high-level meeting at its Rome headquarters on agricultural development, food security and nutrition in Haiti, as part of the country”s redevelopment plan.
So far 226 people have died and over 71,000 people have been affected by dengue this year.During the discussion held today, it was found that dengue was spreading at the Moratuwa university as there were several mosquito breeding grounds. (Colombo Gazette) At least 15 dengue mosquito breeding grounds have been found in the Moratuwa university, the Ministry of Health said.The Ministry of Health said that a discussion was held today on the deaths from dengue and steps being taken to contain the spread of dengue.
The report, produced by the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), was launched today at the eighth Conference of the Parties to the Convention taking place at the Nairobi, Kenya headquarters of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), which co-sponsored it through its Regional Seas Programme.It argues that eight small cetacean species, including the Ganges River dolphin, the Atlantic spotted dolphin and northern right whale dolphin, should be given new protection under the CMS agreement, and that conservation of seven other species, including the white-beaked dolphin of North American waters, should be strengthened.“Small cetaceans are amongst the most well-loved and charismatic creatures on the planet, sometimes linked with heroic tales and legends, Klaus Toepfer, UNEP’s Executive Director, said. “Sadly, these qualities alone cannot protect them from a wide range of threats. So I fully endorse measures to strengthen their conservation through the CMS and other related agreements, he added.” Doing so, Mr. Toepfer said, would help reverse the rate of loss of biodiversity by 2010, and meet a target agreed upon at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD). “And in doing so we can send a strong message that we can deliver this, not only for small cetaceans, but for all the threatened animals and plants on this wonderful blue planet,” he added.
by The Associated Press Posted Jul 30, 2013 7:29 am MDT Hess selling energy marketing business to Centrica subsidiary for about $1.03 billion NEW YORK, N.Y. – Hess is selling its energy marketing business to a subsidiary of Centrica PLC for approximately $1.03 billion. The sale is part of Hess’ plan to focus on its exploration and production activities.The energy marketing business supplies natural gas and electricity to 23,000 commercial, industrial and small business customers in the eastern U.S.Hess Corp. has been working on reshaping its business. In May the company said that it planned to split the roles of chairman and CEO. That same month it reached a deal with activist hedge fund Elliott Capital Management to revamp its board. Elliott had battled for spots on Hess’ board while pushing for drastic changes at the energy company.This transaction brings year-to-date asset sales to $4.5 billion. The company said that selling the energy marketing business to Direct Energy, Centrica’s North American subsidiary, will now allow it to start buying back shares under an existing $4 billion repurchase program. It used proceeds from prior asset sales to pay back $2.4 billion of debt and strengthen its balance sheet for future growth.The sale is expected to close in the fourth quarter, pending regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.Hess shares rose $1.16, or 1.6 per cent, to $73.19 in trading Tuesday. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Bank of England governor Mark Carney pauses as he speaks during a news conference at the Bank of England in London, Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Carney says some of the risks predicted to the economy before the referendum on leaving the European Union have begun to crystalize, but that the institution will act to support jobs and growth. (Dylan Martinez/ Pool via AP) The Latest: 3rd firm suspends trading in UK property fund LONDON – The Latest on Britain’s vote to leave the European Union (all times local):4:50 p.m.Asset manager M&G Investments has temporarily suspended trading in the shares of a property fund amid increasing uncertainty in the economy following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.M&G joined Aviva Investors and Standard Life in halting trading in their respective U.K. commercial property funds following a rapid increase in investors trying to liquidate their holdings.The company said in a statement that “investor redemptions in the fund have risen markedly because of the high levels of uncertainty.”The companies stopped trading to protect other investors who wished to remain in their respective funds.The Bank of England has cited the commercial real estate market as one of the risks to the British economy. It says the sector has taken in capital from overseas and had become “stretched.”___4:20 p.m.Treasury chief George Osborne and the leaders of Britain’s main banks are pledging to rise to the “economic challenge” that the country is facing following the vote to leave the European Union.Osborne and the leaders of eight major institutions — including the chairmen of HSBC, The Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays — met in London on Tuesday as part of a concerted effort to calm markets.The bankers seemed intent to underscore that — unlike the 2008 financial crisis — they are not at fault. The lenders say in a statement they have agreed “to make the extra capital available to support lending to U.K. businesses and households in this challenging time.”The meeting came as Bank of England Governor Mark Carney loosened capital rules to allow banks to lend more.___3:20 p.m.Two senior Conservative leaders have been caught off guard on an open microphone offering candid views on the party’s leadership contenders, with former Treasury chief Kenneth Clarke describing front-runner Theresa May as a “bloody difficult woman.”May is Britain’s Home Secretary, in charge of the police and British border forces.Clarke and former Foreign Secretary Malcolm Rifkind were speaking about those vying to replace Prime Minister David Cameron, who is resigning after losing the vote to stay in the European Union.Clarke says “Theresa is a bloody difficult woman but you and I worked with Margaret Thatcher.” Both men laugh.Clarke also says he doesn’t “think Andrea Leadsom or Boris Johnson actually are in favour of leaving the European Union.” Johnson, London’s former mayor, has thrown his support behind Leadsom, the energy secretary.___1:45 p.m.Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says the European Union referendum campaign has unleashed “poison and hatred” in Britain. The head of the Church of England told the House of Lords Tuesday that the referendum aftermath has seen “cracks in the thin crust of the politeness and tolerance of our society.”Welby spoke after a marked rise in abuse and vandalism directed at immigrant communities after the vote to leave the EU. He says the “remain” and “leave” campaigns had “veered over the line” into unacceptable territory at times.The “leave” campaign was criticized during the final days of the campaign for a poster showing dark-skinned immigrants trudging toward Europe.___1:30 p.m.Aviva Investors has suspended trading in a British property fund amid investor uncertainty following the vote to leave the European Union.The news comes a day after financial group Standard Life moved to stop trading in a commercial property fund. That followed a rapid increase in investors trying to liquidate their holdings.Aviva said Tuesday that “extraordinary market circumstances, which are impacting the wider industry, have resulted in a lack of immediate liquidity in the Aviva Investors Property Trust.”Both Aviva and Standard Life say they stopped trading to protect other investors who wished to remain in the fund.Laith Khalaf, a senior Analyst, Hargreaves Lansdown says “it’s probably only a matter of time before we see other funds follow suit.”___11:25 a.m.Bank of England Governor Mark Carney says some of the risks predicted to the economy before the referendum on leaving the European Union have begun to crystalize, but that the institution will act to support jobs and growth.The head of the British central bank made his third public appearance in 12 days on Tuesday to calm and assure the public after the seismic vote to leave the single market of some 500 million.Carney told reporters that the bank will alter capital rules to free up to 150 billion pounds ($299 billion) in loans to households and businesses in hopes of keeping the economy ticking along.Some have expressed concern that the economy will slip into recession amid fears of a drop in investment following the vote.___10:55 a.m.The Bank of England says it will reduce the amount of capital banks need to hold to free up more money for lending to businesses and households following the aftermath of the vote to leave the European Union.The bank’s Financial Policy Committee said in a report Tuesday it had reduced the amount of capital banks need to have as buffers, freeing up the banks to lend as much as 150 billion pounds ($200 billion) to households and businesses.Britain’s leaders are worried that the economy will slow down as Britons react with caution to the outcome of talks to leave the single market of some 500 million.The central bank says that there will be a period “of uncertainty and adjustment” following the referendum and that “market and economic volatility is to be expected as this process unfolds.”___10:05 a.m.Austria’s finance minister says he think Britain will not leave the European Union, pointing to the impact of business and market reaction to last month’s referendum vote.Hans Joerg Schelling was quoted Tuesday as telling German daily Handelsblatt that “Britain will remain a member in the future too.” He noted the government’s unhurriedness in formally triggering the exit process and also said that “the reaction by companies and the financial market is a salutary shock for the country.”Schelling added that there could be a “partial Brexit,” involving England leaving the EU while Scotland and Northern Ireland — which voted to remain — would stay.All candidates to lead Britain’s Conservative Party and head the next government have said that the country will leave the EU.___9.50 a.m.Former London Mayor Boris Johnson has thrown his support behind Andrea Leadsom in the race to be Britain’s next prime minister amid the tumultuous aftermath of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.The Conservatives are holding their first round of voting Tuesday to whittle down the field in race to replace Prime Minister David Cameron, who announced his intention to resign after losing the vote.Johnson, one of the most prominent figures in the ‘leave’ campaign, says Leadsom has the ” zap, drive and determination” to lead the country.___9:40 a.m.Top European Union officials have launched a tirade against leaders of the campaign to get Britain out of the EU, saying they devastated the country and then resigned like cowards.European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told EU lawmakers Tuesday that “the Brexit heroes of yesterday are the sad Brexit heroes of today.”He said that “Leave” campaign figureheads Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage “are not patriots. Patriots don’t resign when things get difficult, they stay.”European People’s Party head Manfred Weber said “we don’t know where Mr. Farage is today. Perhaps he’s on an island enjoying himself.” Farage is an EU lawmaker but was not at the assembly in Strasbourg.Weber said: “This is completely cowardly.”Liberal bloc leader Guy Verhofstadt likened the resignations to “rats fleeing a sinking ship.” by The Associated Press Posted Jul 5, 2016 2:52 am MDT Last Updated Jul 5, 2016 at 11:57 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
A statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said the UN chief was “appalled” to learn of today’s armed attack by unidentified assailants on the convoy near Greida, South Darfur. One assailant was killed and another injured by UNAMID peacekeepers in return fire. “The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms this cowardly attack on UNAMID peacekeepers and expects the Government of Sudan to swiftly bring to justice those responsible for this and previous attacks on UNAMID,” said the spokesperson.Mr. Ban also expressed his sincere condolences to the families of the fallen peacekeepers and to the Governments of Senegal and Jordan, from which they hailed.Established by the Security Council in 2007, UNAMID is in charge of, among other tasks, the protection of civilians and contributing to security for humanitarian assistance in Darfur, where fighting between rebel groups and Government forces and allied militia has led to the deaths of an estimated 300,000 people and displaced nearly two million over the past 10 years.
“The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the deadly complex attack” north of Douentza, in the Mopti region, and “reiterates that attacks targeting United Nations peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law,” said Mr. Ban’s spokesperson in a statement issued overnight.Mr. Ban called for the perpetrators of this attack to be brought to justice, and reaffirmed that attacks against the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) “will not weaken the determination of the Mission to fully implement its mandate” in support of the Malian Government, the parties to the peace agreement and the people of Mali to achieve lasting peace and stability.The UN chief underscored that the primary responsibility for peace and security lies with the Malian parties, urging them to continue to work to fully implement the provisions of the peace agreement and to do all they can to prevent such attacks against Malian civilians, signatory parties and international forces.The Secretary-General “extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and the Governments and people of Mali and Togo, and wishes a speedy and full recovery to the wounded peacekeepers,” said the statement.
At least ten dead whales have been found washed up on Corfu beaches in recent days. Coast guard officials said that fishermen had reported sightings of more dead mammals but that these have yet to be verified. The Archipelagos marine protection institute has reportedly taken tissue samples from the whales’ bodies which are to be submitted for toxicological tests so that it can be determined whether marine pollution, military exercises or oil exploration contributed to their death. Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the body recovered Monday from the Washougal River as Stephen Barnaby, 31, of Portland.In May, Barnaby and a companion were floating the river when they were swept into the fast-moving current and fell off their inner tubes. Emily McCauley, 28, of Portland became trapped in some debris and rocks below the water. She was rescued, but Barnaby was not found.Clark County sheriff’s deputies responded about 7 p.m. Monday to the 38700 block of Northeast Washougal River Road. Deputies and a Clark County Fire District 6 technical rescue team removed a body from the river, east of the Southeast Vernon Road bridge.The medical examiner concluded that Barnaby accidentally drowned in the river.
The American Soybean Association (ASA) today praised a group of 18 U.S. Senators who are asking the Bush Administration to include a growing role for biodiesel and ethanol in the Energy Task Force Report. The request came in the form of a letter spearheaded by Senators Chuck Hagel (R-NE) and Tim Johnson (D-SD) to Vice President Richard Cheney, who leads the Administration’s Energy Task Force.The Senators stated that biodiesel and ethanol could meet 3 percent of the U.S. motor fuel market within 10 years-providing energy, environmental and economic benefits for the nation. A 3 percent market share for biodiesel and ethanol would displace about 9 billion gallons of motor fuels annually or between 500,000 and 600,000 barrels of crude oil each day.Additional Senators signing the letter include: Mike Allard (R-CO), Christopher Bond (R-MO), Sam Brownback (R-KS), Conrad Burns (R-MT) Kent Conrad (D-ND), Mark Dayton (D-MN), Mike DeWine (R-OH), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Peter Fitzgerald (R-IL), Charles Grassley (R-IA), Tom Harkin (D-IA), Tim Hutchinson (R-AR), Richard Lugar (R-IN), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), George Voinovich (R-OH) and Paul Wellstone (D-MN).“ASA appreciates the efforts of these Senators to promote domestic energy production from biodiesel,” said ASA President Tony Anderson of Mount Sterling, Ohio. “Increased biodiesel use would give a much-needed boost to soybean prices, farm income and the rural economy while reducing U.S. dependence on imported oil.”“Our rising dependence on imported petroleum has become a storm cloud over the economy,” Hagel said. “To meet our future energy needs, all sources of fuel and energy must be thoroughly explored and utilized. Since biodiesel is compatible with existing diesel engine technology and infrastructure, it can be used in a number of beneficial ways.”“We in the Senate are sensitive to escalating energy prices,” said Senator Johnson. “Biodiesel’s performance and environmental benefits make it cost-effective in the short-term as well as a good long-term tool for our national energy strategy.”Biodiesel is commonly produced from soybean oil, which is currently in heavy surplus and depresses the price of soybeans and other oilseeds. It contains no petroleum, but it can be blended easily with diesel. Biodiesel use in Europe has grown to 250 million gallons annually in the last 20 years. It is gaining popularity in the United States with more than 40 million successful road miles of use.Any diesel engine can run on biodiesel, usually with no modifications to the engine. It performs comparably to diesel, with similar cetane and BTU content. Biodiesel is the safest of all fuels to use, handle and store. It will become increasingly important as ultra-low sulfur diesel regulations are implemented because it adds lubricity that is often reduced as sulfur content drops.Biodiesel is the only alternative fuel to have passed the rigorous Health Effects testing requirements of the Clean Air Act. Results show biodiesel reduces carcinogenic air toxics by 75-90% compared to diesel. The results, submitted to the EPA in 2000, also show biodiesel is non-toxic, biodegradable and free of sulfur.
HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – A Coca-Cola truck nearly fell off the highway, early Thursday morning, after colliding with a barrier wall.At around 7 a.m., 7Skyforce flew over the scene where a Coca-Cola truck had one tire dangling off Interstate 95 at Stirling Road. Crew members said the driver was able to escape the vehicle and has been taken by ground to a nearby hospital.The truck has since been taken off the ledge by crew members.Another vehicle in the area crashed after spinning out, but officials have yet to confirm if this is related to the Coca-Cola truck situation.Two right lanes were closed, and traffic was delayed as far back as SR-84 as crews cleared the area.Traffic is now back to normal, and the cause of the crash is under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
The expansion project will divert glacial runoff along a 1.7-mile-long pipeline to the Bradley Lake Dam, and is expected to take up to two years to complete. Today, Bradley Lake is the largest of seven hydroelectric facilities in the state, with a capacity of 120 megawatts, the expansion will produce an additional 37,000 megawatt hours per year. Photo Courtesy of Bruce Shelley with HEA Construction of the Bradley Lake Hydroelectric Project started in the late ’80s and the plant was generating power by the fall of 1991. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The work on the $46.4 million expansion at the Bradley Lake hydroelectric plant near Homer is set to break ground today. The state continues to own Bradley Lake, although it is managed under contract by HEA. Bob Day, the Bradley Lake Production Manager: “Bradley Lake can generate about 120 megawatts, which to put that into perspective the entire Kenai Peninsula at its peak is somewhere around 70-80 megawatts. Bradley Lake is bigger than the entire Peninsula can consume.”
Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from this past week. Thursday 8/2Audio Player08-03-2018-THIS-WEEK-THURSDAY-FINAL.mp3Vm08-03-2018-THIS-WEEK-THURSDAY-FINAL.mp300:00RPdRunner Begins His Journey From The Kenai Peninsula To Key West, Florida, Brothers’ Café To Open In Kenai Airport, Alaska Communications Providing Better Access To Internet On The Kenai, Alaskans Expected To See A Drop In Insurance Rates Monday 7/30Audio PlayerJennifer-on-Monday-0730.mp3VmJennifer-on-Monday-0730.mp300:00RPdTroopers Issue High Number Of Citations In Kenai River Dipnet Fishery, Cook Inlet Undersea Pipeline Granted Full Construction Permit, “We Are Loving The Kenai River To Death” Tuesday 7/31Audio Player08-03-2018-THIS-WEEK-TUESDAY-FINAL.mp3Vm08-03-2018-THIS-WEEK-TUESDAY-FINAL.mp300:00RPdSeward Highway Reopened After Carjacking And Numerous Collisions, Male Pedestrian Struck And Killed By Vehicle Off Kenai Spur Highway, Alaska Permanent Fund Reportedly Up $5.1 Billion In FY18, Education Bill Steers Marijuana Tax Revenue Towards Schools Wednesday 8/1Audio PlayerJennifer-Wednesday-.mp3VmJennifer-Wednesday-.mp300:00RPdKenai River Closed to Sockeye Salmon Fishing, Utqiaġvik Man Arrested For Carjacking And Collisions On The Seward Highway, State To Hold Special Lease Sale On The North Slope Friday 8/3Audio PlayerJennifer-Friday-0803.mp3VmJennifer-Friday-0803.mp300:00RPdExcise Tax On Cigarettes And Other Tobacco Products Reintroduced, First Responders’ Efforts Deserve Appreciation, Donut Boy Thanks Local Officers For Their Service
The Society for National Association Publications has announced its 2009 EXCEL Awards, honoring the best publishing products of the association industry.This year’s winners were notably college alumni magazines, with Suffolk Alumni Magazine taking home four, including the gold in magazine general excellence (50,001 to 100,000 circulation), cover photo illustration, redesign (more than 50,000) and design excellence (20,001-100,000). The Penn Stater also won for general excellence in its category of more than 100,000 circulation (tying with The Rotarian), as well as gold for feature article and design excellence.Award recipients will be honored at a gala in Washington, D.C. on June 4.For a complete list of winners, click here.
Benjamin Agimuk of Bethel (Photo by Krysti Shallenberger, KYUK – Bethel)This week we’re hearing from Benjamin Agimuk in Bethel. Agimuk is originally from Chevak and is part of several Native dance groups as a yuraq drummer. He performed at this year’s Cama-i Dance Festival.AGIMUK: There’s just dancing going on all the time. Everybody’s vibes are up. It’s all just positivity and it feels great to be around all that positivity.We use a lot of energy to drum and sing, and even if we use a lot of energy, it’s used as stress relief. We always feel better after we drum. When I’m feeling down myself, I just take my drum and just break a couple sticks if I have to.But if I’m pretty chill and mellowed out, I like to move my body. I like to dance. I try to, depending on the song, I try to make a show. Make people smile, laugh. Make them enjoy themselves and enjoy the show. Just give them something to smile and laugh about.Depending on the season… summer time, I’m fishing all the time. Spring time, I’m hunting out in the ocean. Winter time, that’s my yuraq time.So, there’s a song called Seal Boy. That’s one I like to do. There’s another one composed by my friend Ryan Erik of Chefornak called “Kaaka qalriq.” There’s a new song I just made, I like that too, called “Ii-yuranga.” There’s also another made by Brendan John called “Ayagarluanga qalrirlianga.”I don;t know, it’s just a song. I took my drum and just sang anything that came to my mind. There are some songs that are just chants.
Andole: A postmaster allegedly embezzled deposits of consumers in Regode Post Office. While inquiring the issue, officials behaved rudely with journalists. Following which, ASP Hanumanthu launched an investigation. He said that sub-postmaster Krishnaiah is on leave. As per the records, it is learnt that the accounts of eight customers were embezzled. A complaint was filed, and the investigation is on.
Road Accident LogoA motorcyclist was crushed under a bus in Thakurgaon on Monday night.The deceased was Danesh Barman, 38, son of Surendranath Barman of Dholarhat village.Mofidar Rahman, station officer of Thakurgaon Fire Service and Civil Defence, said a bus ran over Danesh when he fell down on the road after his motorcycle had slipped, leaving him dead at Chhoto Khochabari area in Sadar upazila.Pillion-rider Subal Roy, who sustained minor injuries, was taken to Thakurgaon Sadar Hospital.