first_imgAPTN National NewsOTTAWA-–The “permanent legacy” of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is at risk and a complete record of the Indian residential school system may never materialize if the current disorder surrounding the handling and transferring of historical documents continues, according to the Auditor General of Canada.In Auditor General Michael Ferguson’s spring 2013 report, his office found that nearly three years after the work began and with a year left before the money runs out, no one knows how much it will cost to gather all the historical documents, who will pay for it or what materials are even “relevant” for the project.The report found that the TRC and the federal department of Aboriginal Affairs had failed to find “common ground” on the transfer of historical documents from Ottawa’s vaults.“We concluded that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada had not taken adequate steps in relations to the creation of as complete a historical record as possible of the Indian residential school system and legacy,” said the report, in a section titled, Creating a Historical Record of Indian Residential Schools.The report found that the TRC and the federal department couldn’t agree on what constituted relevant documents, where to search, what time frames the documents would cover, what formats to use and who would pay for it all.“The scope of the undertaking is still undefined. Canada and the Commission need to cooperate in order to assess what has been accomplished, what remains to be done, how long this will take and what resources are required,” said the report.Both the TRC and Aboriginal Affairs agreed with the report’s findings and recommendations.The TRC and Aboriginal Affairs said they would jointly work to define “the work to be completed” and “develop a project plan for the provision of documents.”The Library and Archives Canada estimates that the total cost of gathering historical Indian Residential School documents could hit at least $40 million and take 10 years to find and digitize all the material. The documents are scattered across 24 departments and agencies and that, laid side by side, would stretch for about 20 kilometres or fill 69,000 boxes.The TRC has a total budget of $55 million, plus $8 million additionally for administrative costs. The TRC’s mandate ends in July 2014.Aboriginal Affairs told the Auditor General’s Office that it has obtained about $20 million to provide the documents, but $5 million of those funds could not be used as a result bureaucratic obstacles.The search for documents faced a rough initial start following the signing of the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement in 2006. Despite the agreement including a section requiring Canada to provide “all relevant” documents to the commission, Ottawa failed to make one department responsible for coordinating and gathering the material. It wasn’t until February 2010 that the Clerk of the Privy Council tapped Aboriginal Affairs to lead the project.The TRC and Aboriginal Affairs, however, then failed to come to any conclusion on the definition of “relevant” documents, and the squabble eventually ended up in Federal Court. There were also disputes from other federal departments about their roles and responsibilities in tracking down Indian residential school documents for the TRC.Aboriginal Affairs at one point claimed that it had already found the relevant documents for the TRC, but based this assertion on documents it had compiled in relation to settling claims from individual Indian residential school survivors.“The department’s view was that most of the relevant residential school documents in Library and Archives Canada had already been collected,” said the Auditor General’s report. “There was no analysis from the department supporting that view.”The department then took the position that Canada’s responsibility did not include searching for additional archival documents and federal departments did not have to go digging for documents at Library and Archives Canada. It effectively transferred that responsibility to the TRC which “strongly disagreed” and held to its claim that the federal government’s responsibility included finding archived documents.The issue hit Federal Court and on Jan. 30, 2012, the court ruled that Canada’s obligation included documents held in the vaults of Library and Archives Canada.The Auditor General’s report also found that the TRC’s plan to create a national research centre to hold the estimated over one million residential school document has also been fraught with problems.Despite having selected an organization to handle this project in October 2012, the TRC had still not developed a “detailed plan to guide its work and resolve a number of issues affecting the transfer” of historical material. The report found that the TRC had not set “the terms and conditions of the agreement with the selected organization, the description of the historical record…or the process of transferring the documents…to the national research centre.”The TRC had also failed to obtain “disposition authority” from Library and Archives Canada, which is required by federal law, to dispose of its documents.The TRC said that it is developing a detailed plan and was in the process of having detailed discussions with the selected organization, federal government departments and the Manitoba government. The TRC said it was also in discussion with Library and Archives Canada to get disposition authority.“It remains to be seen what impacts the disagreements to date will have on achieving a fair, comprehensive and lasting resolution to the legacy of residential schools,” said the Auditor General’s [email protected]@APTNNewslast_img read more

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The New York Yankees have placed Derek Jeter on the disabled list once again following a right quad injury he suffered last week.Jeter was injured in his first game back from rehab on July 11th against the Kansas City Royals. Prior to this, the captain short stop had already missed the first 91 games of the season because of a broken ankle he suffered last year.After straining his quad, the team doctors agreed to rest Jeter through the All-Star break. Now that the break is over, re-evaluations have shown that he still has an injury to the leg, which requires more rehab and rest.The New York Yankees will begin a three-game series Friday night at Fenway Park.

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales- -If Ebola were to hit The Turks and Caicos, 75% of the staff in Provo have been trained and medical officials feel they are ready for the challenge… overall, 50% of medical practitioners have been adequately prepared and still there is an ongoing effort to be EVD ready. This health scare is scary and demanding… last Thursday media was allowed to see what happened at a workshop… one trainee talked about that Ebola proof suit, where the heat of the TCI is playing a role in temperature discomfort. QUOTE. The group being trained admits this is no easy task, and it is more than physical, preparations are also mental. QUOTE. In countries like the US, it has been dictated now that putting on and taking off of the suit must be observed by a secondary person to ensure there are no errors. These practitioners are on the front line; currently there is temperature and other screening at the airport. The TCIAA has assured, if there were need for quarantine at the airport, there are rooms suited to do the job. TCIG is prepared to spend nearly half a million dollars to be Ebola, Dengue and ChikV ready. Airports Authority commanded to protect South Caicos airport by airline Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Airports Authority reveals sabotage at South Caicos Airport Former Premier says PNP left plan for Salt Cay airport, but there is no evidence of the claim Related Items:airport, Ebola, quarantine, Tciaalast_img read more

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first_img Related Items:#4dieinFloridacrash, #EMRdevastedbyRussellfamilydeath, #magneticmedianews, #Russellfamilykilledincrash Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppUnited States, March 21, 2017 – Florida – Four Bahamians died Sunday in an horrific car crash on Interstate 75 in Alachua County, Florida and Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama – in particular – is devastated by the news.   A media report says that the father, Nathan Russell, was driving south when for some reason he veered off the road and slammed into a disabled tractor-trailer which was said to have been parked on the shoulder.Four of the five people in the Chrysler 200 died including 37 year old Russell; his 35 year old wife, Lynda and their two children – 15 year old LaNyah and 10 year old Natayah Russell.  The third child, a 10 year old was said to be in hospital at UF Shands in Critical Condition.The Russell family lives in Hollywood, Florida but is a part of the close knit community of Eight Mile Rock, which today grieves for this overwhelming loss.#MagneticMediaNews#Russellfamilykilledincrash#4dieinFloridacrash#EMRdevastedbyRussellfamilydeath Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 29, 2017 – Providenciales – It is no longer breaking news as there is wide spread reporting by residents of a guest to our country being shot in the back in an armed villa invasion… a guest attacked again.The incident erupted overnight and comes as the country is still coping with the shock of an armed home invasion by four men at the home of a prominent attorney family and the kidnapping of a prominent marketing executive from his home to rob him via ATM.There have been other villa robberies of guests in recent days too.   Police yesterday confirmed a staggering triple digit surge in gun crimes and robberies for April, May and June.   We are told, here at Magnetic Media that Tourism executives have stood with and by these traumatized tourist families in outstanding fashion.    And soon an official statement is to come from the sector’s leaders on this newest incident.But what residents and those who love these islands really want to see is prevention and not cure.   There is blazing curiosity too; who are these brazen, heartless and unthinking thugs who are trying to paralyze the nation with fear as they, act by act, aim to decimate our wonderful reputation as one of the safest places in the world to live and visit.Residents want to see the CCTV installed because the outrage and pleas to ‘stop it’ are not working.   Eyes to see 24/7 what we cannot, when we cannot, arrests and convictions because legislation is in place to support CCTV arrests and we, the People want sincere efforts at inmates’ reform.The Minister responsible, in the House of Assembly this week said, an initiative is coming.   Well, it needs to swiftly get here.   Amen?The people want to see more police officers, on more patrols and more border protection with more help from the British … including the screening of what comes into this country via the legal ports of entry.Are we serious about thwarting criminal assets entering our islands when we import nearly everything and yet do not  scan a single thing, including massive containers, at our ports?   Guns may be coming in through legitimate portals.People want programs that work to save our boys from electing a life of crime… and when those on the rare occaision fail, people want the best investigations, with the best evidence presented in the best way with firmly delivered convictions and thoroughness so that loose canons are not left to fire off at our friendly society.Although most people are far removed, physically anyway, from these crimes and criminals… there are people who see and do not say.    With less than a handful of calls to Crime Stoppers each year…  the people of the TCI must recognize that we are helping this violent crime boom when we do not act by reporting suspicious activities.It is said, time and again… If you do not trust giving info to the local Force, give it to this agency in Miami, which will take the intel without demanding to know ‘who ya grammy is.’Crime is a big problem.    It will therefore take a big move, and togetherness is as big as it gets.Just sayin’.#letsbebig#stopcrime#seesomethingsaysomething#TCIPolice#tourismunderattack Related Items:last_img read more

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first_imgBurnley goalkeeper Nick Pope is hoping to feature more in games in order to remain in the heart of England manager Gareth Southgate as he plans for Nations League finals this summer.The shotstopper explained how England boss reached out to him following an injury – dislocated shoulder – he sutained in Aberdeen in July, moments after returning from the World Cup with the Three Lions. He adds that he needs regular football to stay in the fit for both Three Lions and Burnley.“After I got injured and it had all calmed down after a couple of weeks, he rang me and had a great conversation, so that was a nice lift at a difficult time,” he said, according to Burnley Express.“It was great to hear from him, and throughout the World Cup his man-management was top drawer.“It was really nice to get that call.“Fingers crossed [I’m still in his thoughts], you have to play games to stay in his thoughts and that’s what I have to look to do from now until the end of the season.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.Pope now has a tough task to get Burnley jersey first, before he finally returns to the national squad:“Yes, it is [an amazing situation]. Not many people expect that at Burnley or anywhere in the Premier League really.“That’s the situation we’ve got, and it’s up to us to decide who can play and who gets the shirt.“We’ve all got to be pushing each other every day.“There’s great banter between the three of us and we have five senior goalkeepers now with Adam Legzdins and Anders Lindegaard.“We have high quality all the place – the lads in training don’t stand a chance!”last_img read more

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first_img Posted: April 30, 2018 April 30, 2018 , Thousands of gas tax repeal petitions submitted to Registrar of Voters officecenter_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Supporters of an effort to repeal California’s recent gas tax increase submitted thousands of petition signatures Monday in San Diego in hopes of getting the issue on the Nov. 8 ballot.Repeal organizer and former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio stood beside piles of boxes containing the petitions before he and his supporters submitted them to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters office.“The cost of living is already on the increase in California and families are struggling to survive. This is unacceptable,” he said. “Gov. Jerry Brown and his special interests … need to prepare themselves. We’re coming and we’re taking back our money.”DeMaio’s group contends it has collected more than 940,000 signatures in support of a repeal. State law requires 584,000 signatures to bring the issue to ballot.DeMaio said 203,941 signatures were collected in San Diego County alone, and he claimed that was the most ever gathered in the county for a statewide initiative.“San Diego rocked it out — the intensity of volunteer support and enthusiasm for the repeal down here was significant,” DeMaio said.California’s gas tax increase went into effect in November. It raised fuel prices by 12.5 cents per gallon and diesel prices by 20 cents per gallon. Annual vehicle fees also increased $25 to $175.The increases are expected to generate more than $5 billion per year. Revenue will be used to chip away at a growing backlog of state transportation infrastructure projects.Democrats who backed the increase said they believed it was the best way to handle a $137 billion backlog of road repairs.“Safe and smooth roads make California a better place to live and strengthen our economy,” Gov. Jerry Brown said when he signed the tax increase bill. “This legislation will put thousands of people to work.”The increase was expected to raise more than $5 billion for transportation costs annually.Repeal supporters say the new taxes will cost $700 more per family, per year, and there’s no guarantee the money will actually go totransportation. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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