Vancouver — Clark College’s Mature Learning program celebrates its 40th anniversary from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Columbia Tech Center, 18700 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd.The free, public, all-ages event offers classes and a guest lecture by nationally recognized neuroscientist Larry Sherman. It will include a full roster of mini-classes.Mature Learning, the program for students age 55 or older, is one of the oldest senior studies programs in the nation, providing seniors opportunities for lifelong learning.For information, contact Tracy Reilly Kelly, 360-992-2163 or visit http://cce.clark.edu/mature-learning-55.
BOEM has begun work on a proposed 2019 lease sale in the Beaufort Sea(Photo: NOAA)Democrats in Congress are sounding the alarm about the Interior Department’s efforts to hold an offshore oil lease sale in the Beaufort Sea next year.Listen nowSens. Maria Cantwell of Washington and Jeff Merkley of Oregon, as well as Reps. Raul Grijalva of Arizona and Jared Huffman of California, wrote a letter to Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke Tuesday, urging the department to cease plans to schedule leases in the Beaufort in 2019.Their letter says drilling there would be risky and unpopular and that there’s no effective way to clean up if a spill occurs in Arctic waters.The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management last month issued a formal call for information on which parts of the Beaufort should be open to drilling and which areas are sensitive or important to subsistence activities. That comment period ends Monday. The government has received more than 1,200 comments so far, many of them opposed to Arctic offshore drilling in general.Drilling advocates say the outer continental shelf can be safely explored and that hundreds of wells have already been drilled in Arctic waters since the 1960s.
Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNewsListen nowTo cut crime, candidates weigh adding troopers, increasing drug treatmentAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauAlaska’s rising crime has become a central point of contention in the closing days of the race to be governor.Despite progress, Alaska lacks resources to handle rape kit backlogZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAn audit and change in collection practices identified 2,568 kits from police departments all around the state that had not been submitted previously and remain untested for DNA matches.Alaska urges British Columbia to toughen mining standardsJacob Resneck, CoastAlaska – JuneauThe Walker administration is using its final weeks in office to push for tougher mine rules across the border in British Columbia. The province is in the midst of reviewing its mine reclamation laws.An unusually high number of Black Alaskans are running for the Legislature — and most are RepublicansWesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAs long as Alaska has been a state, its legislature has always been overwhelmingly white. Even in the most diverse areas of the state, white Alaskans have almost always been elected to serve in Juneau. However, this year’s general election has an unusually high number of Black Alaskans on the ballot, and most of them are running as Republicans.First transgender women sworn into Fairbanks-area offices Associated PressThe first two transgender women elected to public office in Alaska have been sworn in for their new jobs.Donlin Gold still waiting for big state permitsKrysti Shallenberger, Alaska’s Energy Desk – BethelSo far in the permitting process, Donlin Gold’s biggest milestone has been the Army Corps of Engineers’ joint record of decision, issued in August.AK: Can opera help give closure to the Princess Sophia tragedy?Scott Burton, KTOO – JuneauA collaboration of producers and artists from across the country present a new opera about a local tragedy: “The Princess Sophia.” Can art help us process the worst maritime disaster in Alaska history?49 Voices: Quinn Bennett of AnchorageAmmon Swenson, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThis week we’re hearing from Quinn Bennett in Anchorage. Bennett is a lifelong Alaskan who’s done everything from outdoor guiding to teaching. He moved to Anchorage from Soldotna at the age of ten.
Prothom Alo IllustrationAt least two suspected drug peddlers were killed in reported gunfights in Jashore and Madaripur districts early Thursday.In Jashore, police claimed that the man aged around 32, who has not been identified as yet, was a drug dealer in Bagharpara upazila.The man, according to the police, was killed in a gun battle between two groups of drug traders in Amtala area of the upazila.Bagharpara police station sub-inspector Nasirul Haque Khan said, on information, police went to the spot where the drug traders were engaged in a gun battle.Sensing the presence of the law enforcement, the drug dealers left the place. Police then recovered the body of the ‘drug peddler’ from there, he said.In Madaripur, another alleged drug trader Bacchu Khalifa, 45, was killed in a ‘gunfight’.The police said Bacchu was a resident of Shibchar upazila and son of a certain Safar Khalifa.More than one team of police were patrolling in the area, said the law enforcement.When the patrolling policemen reached the Shambhuk river area of the upazila, they heard of a gun battle between two groups of drug dealers there. Sensing the police presence, they opened fire on the members of police prompting them to retaliate. Bacchu Khalifa was injured in the ‘gunfight’.Bacchu was then taken to Sadar Hospital where physicians declared him dead, police added.The law enforcement claimed to have recovered a pipe gun, three rounds of bullets and drugs from the spot.However, discrepancies emerged when Madaripur police superintendent Sarwar Hossain claimed the listed top drug peddler Bacchu was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police.Bacchu was accused in 14 cases, he said.Five members of police were killed in incident, he added.However, none of the reports of gunfights that reportedly left the alleged drug traders dead could be verified independently.
Share President Trump has signed a new executive order blocking visas from being issued to citizens of six majority-Muslim countries to replace a controversial, now-suspended executive order known as the travel ban.Like the initial order signed Jan. 27, the new executive order blocks arrivals from specific majority-Muslim countries for 90 days and suspends the entire refugee program for 120 days.Unlike the original order, the ban announced Monday no longer includes Iraq, explicitly doesn’t apply to lawful permanent residents (green card holders) or existing visa holders, and will have a delayed implementation — going into effect at 12:01 a.m. ET on March 16. Syrian refugees are not banned indefinitely, like they were in the Jan. 27 order, and refugees already formally scheduled for travel to the U.S. will be permitted to enter the country.The new order blocks people traveling from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. Iraq is no longer included because the country has pledged to “increase cooperation with the U.S.” and share more information about its citizens.A senior administration official told reporters that Iraq has also agreed to the “timely repatriation” of Iraqi citizens in the U.S. who are slated for deportation. As of last summer, Iraq was one of 23 countries considered “recalcitrant” for refusing to cooperate with the U.S. in deporting their citizens. Some countries on that list, including Iran and Libya, are affected by the visa ban; most are not.Administration officials left open the possibility that other countries could be added to future visa bans, or that countries currently on the list could be removed.The new order has a delayed implementation, designed to avoid the chaotic situation created by the initial order with people in transit when their visas were nullified.It also omits a section about prioritizing refugees of minority religions — the part of the initial order that, as NPR’s Domenico Montanaro has reported, “indicates prioritizing Christians,” and was one reason the order was challenged as a form of “Muslim ban.”The White House continues to defend the first order as legal and appropriate, even as it’s being replaced by the new order.That original order prompted chaos at airports and inspired protests — and dozens of lawsuits.The suits were filed by “doctors, professors, students, people fleeing violence and Iraqis who have worked for the U.S. military,” as NPR’s Joel Rose and journalist Parker Yesko reported last month. They continued:“Some [of the plaintiffs] were detained in American airports for hours over the weekend; others were barred overseas from boarding planes bound for the U.S. Two Syrian brothers with visas to enter the country say they were turned around at Philadelphia International Airport and sent back to Damascus.“Human rights organizations and attorneys general in five states jumped aboard some of the suits, and their lists of legal grievances were long. They alleged violations of the First, Fifth and 14th Amendments, which guarantee religious equality, due process and equal protection under the law, as well as denials of asylum and discriminatory visa processing.”One of the suits, brought by the state of Washington and joined by the state of Minnesota, prompted a federal judge to issue a nationwide temporary stay of Trump’s executive order.The Department of Justice challenged the stay in an appeals court, but a panel of three judges upheld the judge’s decision. As a result, the initial executive order has not been in effect for more than a month.The new order, which is twice as long as the original and includes more details about the administration’s reasoning behind its choices, is meant to “address previous concerns” from the courts, according to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. But it’s not likely to be the end of legal challenges.“I think everyone — and I assume the government as well — expects that there will be a new round of litigation,” Omar Jadwat, director of the Immigrants’ Rights Project at the ACLU, told NPR before the new order was released.Concerns about the travel ban will continue “whether they’re repackaged in a new order or not,” he says.Meanwhile, the signing of a new executive order doesn’t spell the end of lawsuits against the old order.White House press secretary Sean Spicer has repeatedly said the administration plans follow a “dual track” strategy of continuing to defend the old order from legal challenges even as a new order replaces it.But a senior official at the Department of Justice told reporters on Monday that the DOJ believes the new order will make a majority of the pending cases moot.Whether or not a lawsuit is still valid will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Judges might not necessarily be persuaded by the Justice Department’s arguments on that front, says Catherine Kim, a law professor at the University of North Carolina Law School. She joined other law professors in signing an amicus brief against Trump’s initial order, and spoke to NPR before the new order was announced.Even for cases where the original complaint is no longer an issue under the new order — like, for instance, a case involving a lawful permanent resident — “the courts may be worried that as soon as the case is dismissed the administration would just go back and reissue the [original] executive order,” Kim says.Other, broader challenges to the original order could apply equally to the new order, she says — such as the allegation that the order was “done in bad faith,” she says.“I don’t think that there is anything that the new executive order could do to address concerns raised by the courts [that] this was really motivated by animus, not by national security concerns,” she says.The Trump administration maintains that it will eventually triumph in the legal battle over the original executive action, based on the president’s broad authority on immigration issues. Some legal scholars, including Alan Dershowitz, believe the administration could win at least a partial victory on those grounds.“I don’t think the ban is unconstitutional as it affects a family in Yemen who has had no contact with the United States and simply applies for a tourist visa to come see the Statue of Liberty,” he told NPR in early February. But, Dershowitz said, other elements of the ban — especially the initial interpretation that it applied to green card holders — are harder to defend.The issue could eventually end up before the U.S. Supreme Court.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/APA flag flies over the White House in Washington, D.C., on March 1.
Martin do Nascimento/KUTTexas House Speaker Joe Straus at the state Capitol in April 2017. Straus opposes efforts by other powerful Republicans to pass a ‘bathroom bill’ that would affect transgender people.During this month-long special legislative session, Texas Republicans are hoping to pass several red meat campaign promises, such as a ban on transgender bathroom access. But in a state where every statewide elected official is Republican and the party controls the legislature, there’s one Republican trying to slow those efforts.Texas House Speaker Joe Straus had made himself enemy number one among the state’s most conservative voters. His crime? Bipartisanship.“I try to encourage cooperation. I try to encourage bipartisanship. I know that’s not a very fashionable thing today,” Straus said.It’s not just unfashionable, for some Republicans it’s downright treasonous. When Straus focuses on bipartisan efforts, like a plan to increase public school funding, he’s attacked by some for doing so at the expense of “real” conservative priorities.“There’s a growing number of conservatives in the House that don’t understand why Speaker Straus is blocking a conservative agenda,” said one critic, state Rep. Matt Schaefer.The GOP divideThat line — “blocking a conservative agenda” — may sound familiar. From the Republican Senators who blocked a repeal of Obamacare to fights in Republicans state legislatures around the country, votes against the party line have brought a swift and often angry response. Straus has always said that if something doesn’t come up for a vote in the Texas House, it’s because the bill didn’t have enough support. But, he admits he has blocked some legislation.“I use the office and the authority that the members have given to me, on occasions, where I think it’s necessary,” Straus explained. “This bathroom bill is a perfect example of that.”The bill is also a perfect example of the divisions among Republicans — and the business interests that have backed the GOP over the years. And in Texas, those business leaders, from local chambers of commerce to giants like IBM and ExxonMobil, want nothing to do with the bathroom bill.That’s because of what happened in North Carolina, where a similar bill led to consumer boycotts and prompted some companies to avoid investing in the state.Straus quotes from a recent editorial from a North Carolina newspaper.“Why would Texas after seeing the example in North Carolina want to walk headfirst into a giant cactus? I think it’s a good question and I hope that we don’t go there,” Straus said.But the governor, lieutenant governor, state Senate and some in the House do want to go there. Jim Henson, who directs the Texas Politics Project at UT-Austin, says that tug-o-war between activists and business groups shows up in Straus’s record as speaker.“What you see is an ability to balance what different factions of the Republican Party want,” Henson said, “while acknowledging that some of the issues that he may not put at the top of his list, are at the top of Republican primary voters lists.”Straus points to opposition from business groups and law enforcement, when explaining why he’s kept the bathroom bill from getting a vote. But those same groups opposed another bill that priority for Republicans that Straus did help pass this spring.“The House delivered anti-illegal immigration and border security measures, that are their most important issues for primary Republican voters in Texas. Full Stop,” Henson said.Election backlash?But right now it’s all or nothing for the most conservatives Republicans. To them, passing an anti-sanctuary cities bill is great — but unless Straus passes the bathroom bill, nothing else he’s done matters. And Representative Schaefer says that’s what voters will focus in primary elections in 2018.“Are you with Lt. Governor Patrick and Gov. Abbott? Or are you with Joe Straus who’s blocking a conservative agenda,” Schaefer said. “He’s really making it simple for people to understand.”Straus intends to run for re-election, and support in his Northern San Antonio House district remains strong. But if he returns to the House, Tea Party members and even the lieutenant governor, appear ready to support someone else for speaker.Copyright 2017 KUT 90.5. To see more, visit KUT 90.5. Share
© 2013 Phys.org Since 2008, wind power deployment has more than doubled, approaching 300 GW cumulative installed capacities led by China (75 GW), the United States (60 GW) and Germany (31 GW). The report notes that some European countries already draw 15 percent to 30 percent of their electricity from wind power, thanks to improvements in forecasting, increased interconnections, demand-side response and storage. Policy support has been instrumental in stimulating the growth. At the same time, the geographical pattern of deployment is rapidly changing. Countries belonging to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) led early wind development, but from 2010 non-OECD countries installed more wind turbines. After 2030, non-OECD countries will have more than 50 percent of global installed capacity. The cost of land-based wind power is close to competitive with other sources of electricity in an increasing set of circumstances. In countries such as Brazil, wind power has prevailed over fossil alternatives in auctions for long-term power purchases, thanks to the hedge it provides against possible future price increases for fossil fuels. The new report says that China will replace Europe as the top wind power producer by 2020 or 2025, with the U.S. ranking third.On two other notes, wind power is now being deployed in countries with good resources without any dedicated financial incentives. The very technology of wind power continues to improve rapidly, and costs of generation from land-based wind installations continue to fall. Turbines are higher, stronger and lighter, while masts and blades are growing faster than rated capacity. What’s more, turbines are capturing lower-speed winds and producing more regular output.Nonetheless, the IEA points to numerous challenges for the global wind sector going forward. Those challenges include grid integration, funding and overall public acceptance. For offshore wind, the report said, much remains to be done to develop appropriate large-scale systems and to reduce costs.”To achieve high penetrations of variable wind power without diminishing system reliability, improvements are needed in grid infrastructure and in the flexibility of power systems as well as in the design of electricity markets.” said the IEA. The roadmap both names the challenges and proposes a set of actions to overcome them.The IEA is an autonomous organization that was founded in response to the 1973-1974 oil crisis. Initially, the IEA took on the role of helping countries coordinate a collective response to disruptions in the oil supply through the release of emergency oil stocks to the markets. Since then the IEA has evolved and now considers itself at the heart of global dialogue on energy. The agency provides statistics, analysis and recommendations. Citation: IEA ups wind power target for global electricity by 2050 (2013, October 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-10-iea-ups-power-global-electricity.html Localized wind power blowing more near homes, farms and factories (Phys.org) —The new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) is out with a forecast that wind may generate 18 percent of world electricity by 2050, which is a target higher than the 12 percent estimate posted in its earlier roadmap report in 2009. Wind power currently generates 2.6 percent of the world’s electricity. The new report that came out earlier this month titled Technology Roadmap: Wind Energy – 2013 edition, details the advances in technology that make the rise from the current 2.6 percent possible. In this 2050 scenario, it is offshore wind that will drive much of the growth, with lower costs, down 45 percent, helping to boost offshore’s share of wind power from about 2 percent now to 6 percent in 2020 and 25 percent in 2050. The report carries a number of key findings, some of which are as follows: Explore further More information: www.iea.org/publications/freep … n/name,43771,en.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Gay News Europe | Gay news, entertainment, celebrities, family and storiesPink’s music video for new song Secrets features steamy same-sex dancingHere’s why #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay is trending on TwitterPINK NEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Performing at the Super Bowl is as big as it gets.Millions of Americans tune in for the biggest sporting event of the year, and in 2018 it was P!nk’s turn to sing the US national anthem. Last year at the MTV VMAs, the star made an impassioned defence of people who, like her six-year-old daughter Willow, dress in gender non-conforming ways.(Getty)The singer, whose real name is Alecia Beth Moore, has spoken frequently about how fans mistakenly believe she is a lesbian, despite having children with husband Carey Hart.In October, P!nk addressed her sexuality, calling on people to “leave it alone.“I just wanna live my life. I don’t need you to put me in a box or to figure me out or to figure out what I am. Cos I don’t know yet. And I never say never.”(Getty)It appears that – understandably – she doesn’t want her children to have to deal with similar misconceptions.The 38-year-old musician also spoke about how institutions such as schools were taking steps to make all students feel comfortable about gender, instead of imposing one on them.“I was in a school and the bathroom outside the kindergarten said: ‘Gender Neutral – anybody’, and it was a drawing of many different shapes,” she recalled.“I took a picture of it and I wrote: ‘Progress’.”Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… The globally famous singer and proud LGBT ally belted out the Star Spangled Banner in front of a huge crowd in Minneapolis.P!nk (Getty)P!nk admitted that the performance was a childhood dream come true.“I’ve been waiting to sing this song since 1991 when I saw my idol, Whitney Houston, own this song,” she writes on Instagram.“And now, my chance has finally come.”But the show wasn’t without its difficulties, as she attempted to battle through a debilitating cold.Just moments before she began to sing cameras caught her pulling a sweet from her mouth.P!nk (Getty)She later confirmed it had been a lozenge to help her voice.“I will tell you, this is one of the biggest honors of my life, singing this song in front of my family, my military family, my dad and brother and step mama and family and the world,” P!nk said on on Instagram.“And the EAGLES!?!?! I promise I will do my best, as I always do.”[embedded content]The singerspoke recently about raising her children to choose their own gender.The Beautiful Trauma star, whose new album went straight to number one in the US, has a history of speaking out about against gender stereotypes.
Istio, an open-source platform that connects, manages and secures microservices announced its version 1.0. Istio provides service mesh for microservices from Google, IBM, Lyft, Red Hat, and other collaborators from the open-source community. What’s Istio? Popularly known as a service mesh, Istio collects logs, traces, and telemetry and then adds security and policy without embedding client libraries. Istio also acts as a platform which provides APIs that allows integration with systems for logging, telemetry, and policy. Istio also helps in measuring the actual traffic between services including requests per second, error rates, and latency. It also generates a dependency graph to know how services affect one another. Istio offers a helping hand to one’s DevOps team by providing them with tools to run distributed apps smoothly. Here’s a list of what Istio does for your team: Performs Canary rollouts for allowing the DevOps team to smoke-test any new build and ensure a good build performance. Offers fault-injection, retry logic and circuit breaking so that DevOps teams can perform more testing and change network behavior at runtime to keep applications up and running. Istio adds security. It can be used to layer mTLS on every call, adding encryption-in-flight with an ability to authorize every single call on one’s cluster and mesh. What’s new in Istio 1.0? Multi-cluster support for Kubernetes Multiple Kubernetes clusters can now be added to a single mesh, enabling cross-cluster communication and consistent policy enforcement. The multi-cluster support is now in beta. Networking APIs now in beta Networking APIs that enable fine-grained control over the flow of traffic through a mesh are now in Beta. Explicitly modeling ingress and egress concerns using Gateways allows operators to control the network topology and meet access security requirements at the edge. Mutual TLS can be easily rolled out incrementally without updating all clients Mutual TLS can now be rolled out incrementally without requiring all clients of a service to be updated. This is a critical feature that unblocks adoption in-place by existing production deployments. Istio’s mixer configuration has a support to develop out-of-process adapters Mixer now has support for developing out-of-process adapters. This will become the default way to extend Mixer over the coming releases and makes building adapters much simpler. Updated authorization policies Authorization policies which control access to services are now entirely evaluated locally in Envoy increasing their performance and reliability. Recommended Install method Helm chart installation is now the recommended install method offering rich customization options to adopt Istio on your terms. Istio 1.0 also includes performance improvement parameters such as continuous regression testing, large-scale environment simulation, and targeted fixes. Read more in detail about Istio 1.0 in its official release notes. Read Next 6 Ways to blow up your Microservices! How to build Dockers with microservices How to build and deploy Microservices using Payara Micro
Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok welcomes GM from down underAustralian native Peter Feran has been named as the new General Manager of the Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok. Heran brings to the position extensive hospitality industry experience gained in his home country as well is in the UK and Asia.Peter began his career in 1997 soon after receiving an advanced diploma in Business (Tourism) in South Australia. His path to general manager then proceeded with a number of Room Division positions at major international hotels, before Peter eventually joined Carlson Rezidor Hotels Group for the first time as Rooms Division Manager at Radisson Playford Adelaide. By 2010 he had risen to general manager at another Carlson Rezidor property, Radisson Hotel Brunei Darussalam. From that Southeast Asia location it was a short trip – but with nearly two decades of experience earned along the way – to Peter’s new appointment in Bangkok.Throughout his career Peter Feran has greatly impressed colleagues with his wide-ranging knowledge of the hospitality industry as well as insights into effective management practices. Co-workers have praised him as a “constantly positive manager,” a “sheer professional,” “brilliant leader,” and as someone who “has a great drive to get things done.”These and Peter’s many additional leadership qualities make him the right person at the right time – indeed a brilliant choice – to take the helm at Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok. The hotel is the first Radisson Blu in the Thai capital and stands as the brand’s flagship property in Thailand.Feran begins his appointment with the Carlson Rezidor Hotels Group starting April 13, 2015.Source = Tourism Executives
Leave the modern life far behind and immerse yourself in the ancient wonders of the Kimberley region – relaxing into rhythms of nature. You can simultaneously indulge in the pleasures of the outback wilderness, complemented with supreme comfort and service that The Berkeley River Lodge is renowned for worldwide. The overall design and décor of the rooms are designed to make guests immediately feel relaxed and offer a setting to unwind in the cool tranquil colours.Travellers can experience the untouched Kimberley coast – a remote paradise offering a luxury outback experience like no other, located near a stunning river, with waterfalls and fresh water holes, and by a spectacular pristine section of the Australian coastline.Go back to the e-newsletter Go back to the e-newsletterStay 4 and Pay 3 at one of Western Australia’s leading luxury resorts – The Berkeley River Lodge –with the ultimate package during September and October 2016 where guests receive one night’s accommodation for free – saving $1650.The Berkeley River Lodge’s – Stay 4 Pay 3 Offer – offers guests four nights’ accommodation in a luxury villa, including one night free, with all gourmet meals provided and selected beverages. Guests can experience one of Australia’s most spectacular and beautiful retreats, filled with fishing adventures, river cruises, wilderness picnics, beach and bush 4WD tours and more.Opened in 2012 – The Berkeley River Lodge is located in the heart of one of the last wilderness areas on Earth, located right in between the Timor Sea sunrise and Berkeley River sunset where the ultimate Kimberley adventure awaits. Inaccessible by road, the unique and iconic venue offers the essential qualities of a remote location, only being accessible by air, making the journey to The Berkeley River Lodge half the adventure.
by Desmond Tiro, The Associated Press Posted Feb 7, 2018 3:07 am PDT Last Updated Feb 7, 2018 at 7:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NAIROBI, Kenya – An extremist attack in Kenya inspired a short film that is in the running for an Academy Award.“Watu Wote” means “All of Us” in Swahili. The film depicts the true story of an al-Shabab extremist assault on a bus in northern Kenya just before Christmas in 2015. Muslim passengers helped to save the lives of Christian passengers by refusing to separate into groups.German film students read about the attack and decided to tell the story for its message of humanity and solidarity. Director Katja Benrath called the Oscar nomination “surreal.”The film used many young first-time actors, most of them Somalis. Thousands of people have left Somalia for neighbouring Kenya over the years as al-Shabab roams large parts of their homeland, carrying out attacks including the October bombing in the capital, Mogadishu, that killed more than 500 people.“A lot of them already had traumatizing events in their past, also including terrorist attacks, so it was very, very emotional,” Benrath said. She said the crew tried their best not to re-traumatize people.Kenyan producer Bramwel Iro said the film shares the courage of the people on the bus with the world at large. The East African nation has been the target of a number of al-Shabab attacks, especially after Kenya sent troops to Somalia in 2011 to combat the extremist group. The attacks, some seeking to separate Christians and Muslims, have caused tensions at times between Kenyans and Somalis.“When I was introduced to this particular story I was like, ‘This is how I contribute. This is how I do my part in spreading a message of peace, spreading a message of love,” Iro said.The film competes against four others in the Best Live Action Short Film category at the 90th Academy Awards on March 4 in Los Angeles.___For full coverage of awards season, visit: https://apnews.com/tag/AwardsSeason Kenyan short film nominated for Oscar tells tale of survival In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, producer Tobias Rosen, left, director Katja Benrath, center, and cinematographer Felix Striegel discuss on location during the filming of the short film “Watu Wote”, meaning “All of Us” in Swahili, in Ngomeni, Kenya. The true story of an al-Shabab extremist attack on a bus in Kenya just before Christmas in 2015 inspired the short film, that is in the running for an Academy Award on March 4. (Eric Mwangi/Hamburg Media School via AP)
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and the circulation of nude or semi-nude photos poses consequences primarily for girls. "and/or" the firm have "illegally continued to conduct private investigative and/or private security services in North Dakota following the denial of their application of licensure. Even if his constituents do not like him, Nyiam’s action had exposed much of the fears of many Nigerians towards the proposed national dialogue. as Jaxon read from his book about a far-off incident. right up there. which begets more dollars for Zuckerberg and Facebook’s shareholders. and culture. order and no silly distractions like civil liberties and an open press.D. once was part of the Dalrymple bonanza operation established by the family of Jack Dalrymple who served as North Dakota’s 32nd governor and still oversees a large farming operation Sinner’s own start in farming came in 1948 when he joined with others to form a farming partnership called Sinner Brothers and Bresnahan He graduated in 1950 from St John’s University in Minnesota with a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy and returned to the farm in 1952 after marrying Elizabeth Jane Baute in 1951Sinner’s start in politics came in 1962 when he was elected to the North Dakota Senate He would lose his seat four years later He served seven years on the State Board of Higher Education beginning in 1967Sinner’s political career suffered another setback in 1972 when he lost a bid for the Democratic-NPL endorsement for governor to Art Link who served two terms as North Dakota’s 27th governor ending in 1981But Sinner’s political fortunes reversed in 1982 when he was elected to the North Dakota House and served as chairman of the Finance and Tax Committee He later unseated Republican Gov Allen Olson in 1984 He won re-election by capturing almost 60 percent of the vote His decision not to seek a third term came after he had emergency heart bypass surgery in 1991After stepping down as governor Sinner moved to Fargo in 1992 He served as American Crystal Sugar’s vice president for public and governmental affairs before retiring"George Sinner was a giant of North Dakota politics” Sen Heidi Heitkamp D-ND.
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