EC to ferry disabled voters to polling centres

first_imgThe Election Commission (EC) will provide a pick-up and drop facility for disabled voters to reach polling centres in the general elections. Voters enrolled as persons with disabilities (PWDs) can register their names on a mobile application called PWD, informing the EC that they are interested in receiving this service. The app will be activated within two to three days. Dilip Shinde, additional chief electoral officer, Maharashtra, said, “Ideally, a political party should not be left with the job to bring voters to the polling centre on election day. For the first time, the Election Commission will provide the service to ensure that the voters are picked up and dropped back to their houses after they vote.” He said, “The EC will have the voters’ list as well the number of PWDs at every polling centre. Based on this data, vehicles and helpers will be arranged at each polling centre.” The service is available to all disabled voters, while the app is an additional tool provided by the EC.The EC has also roped in NGOs working with disabled people to ensure smooth functioning. Camps have been set to inform blind voter of the new system and to train government officers to treat PWDs with sensitivity. Maharashtra has 2,24,162 voters registered as PWDs. While the final voter list has been published, the EC will accept forms till the poll dates are announced. The EC will hold Statewide booth-level camps on February 23 and 24 to educate voters about VVPAT machines and new voter IDs. People will also be able to check the voter lists.last_img read more

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Gutsy victory

first_imgOil plant explodes in Pampanga town Search for new PH sports star continues Barangay Ginebra snapped out of a two-game losing streak in style, mangling Columbian, 97-85, in the other game.The Gin Kings imposed their will defensively in the middle two quarters, using their superior advantage in size to hold the Dyip to just 35 points in that span and win their third game in five matches.Columbian lost for the second straight game and dropped to 2-3.Greg Slaughter had a heyday underneath, scoring 22 points and grabbing 12 rebounds to lead the Gin Kings. Rookie CJ Perez paced the Dyip with 25 points.NLEX raised an alarm of sorts when Kevin Alas, who finished with 12 points, left the game for fears of re-injuring his surgically repaired knee.ADVERTISEMENT New acquisition Poy Erram had 12 and a critical block on a driving Ranidel de Ocampo late in the stretch as the Road Warriors improved to 2-3 while tying their victims for a share of fifth spot along with idle San Miguel Beer and TNT KaTropa.Erram, who the Road Warriors chased in the off-season and gave up a lot to sign, also finished with eight points and seven assists to earn Player of the Game honors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“This is a good character-building experience win,” coach Yeng Guiao said. “We are learning how to win games in the endgame. But we were also lucky at some point. That block [by Erram] was really key. It’s as good as a winning shot for us.”“This is a positive sign, the last time we won a game with a comfortable lead,” Guiao went on. “We had some key guys [stepping up] in the end game for us.” MOST READ Read Next Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ANTIPOLO—JR Quiñahan returned from injury bay to shoot 16 points and three others tossed in 12 or more as NLEX tripped Meralco, 87-83 in a Petron Saturday Special game for a second straight win in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations at Ynares Center here.ADVERTISEMENT “As big as his heart was, we had to replace him,” Guiao said of Alas. “He will go straight to the hospital after this.”Quiñahan, who twisted an ankle in NLEX’s second game, was 3-for-3 from three-point range and 5-for-10 from the field overall.Meanwhile, action returns to Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay on Sunday with Governors’ Cup finalists Alaska and Magnolia finally debuting against separate foes.The Aces take the floor first at 4:30 p.m. against Rain or Shine, before the Hotshots battle on-and-off TNT KaTropa in the 6:45 p.m. game.Jeffrey Cariaso will call the shots for the Aces, as head coach Alex Compton just returned from the United States on Saturday after attending to an important family matter. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Avnet Silica opens registration for European MiniZed SpeedWay design workshop series

first_imgAvnet Silica announced that registration is now open for a series of interactive SpeedWay Design Workshops to help engineers jump-start the development of single-core Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC devices using the Avnet MiniZed Zynq SoC development kit, a cost-optimized prototyping platform for embedded vision and Industrial IoT systems. These one-day instructional programs, hosted by Avnet Silica across Europe, will train customers on the latest design flows using Xilinx’s Vivado Design Suite through a mix of lecture and interactive labs.Avnet’s MiniZed Zynq SoC development kit showcases the power of the single-core Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC devices, which feature a single-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor paired with 28nm Artix-7 based programmable logic. MiniZed features on-board connectivity through USB, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and a compact design that is small enough to fit into a shirt pocket. Peripherals can be plugged into dual Pmod-compatible connectors, the Arduino-compatible shield interface or the USB 2.0 host interface. Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to integrate the HTU21D peripheral module from TE Connectivity and explore the results through the interactive lab sessions.For designers new to Xilinx SoC technology and tools, or those looking to brush up their skills, Avnet Silica will offer two introductory courses: Developing Zynq Hardware and Developing Zynq Software. More experienced designers can choose from two advanced course offerings: Integrating Sensors on MiniZed with PetaLinux and A Practical Guide to Getting Started with Xilinx SDSoC development environment.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Artila: gateway system meets increasing demand for high-speed mobile internetNext Mouser: vision and sensor fusion processor delivers 64-bit processing for ADAS applicationslast_img read more

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Sam Sharpe Tribute Kicks off Labour Day Activities in St. James

first_imgActivities for Labour Day 2017 got off to an early start on Tuesday (May 23) in the parish of St. James, with a wreath-laying ceremony in honour of National Hero, the Right Excellent Samuel Sharpe.Mayor of Montego Bay, His Worship Homer Davis, and Acting Custos of the parish, Claudette Bryan, headed the list of city officials, civic and business leaders and residents who were on hand for the tribute held in Sam Sharpe Square.Mayor Davis, in his address, said “there could not have been a more fitting way to kick off the Labour Day activities than to honour the memory of a son of the soil whose hard work and sacrifices contributed to a free and liberated Jamaica”.“Today marks 185 years since Sam Sharpe was hanged in this very square,” he pointed out.“It’s important that as we celebrate Labour Day, we also remember the legacy left behind by this great Jamaican and the role he played in the subsequent abolition of slavery,” he added.Following the Sam Sharpe Square ceremony, the focus turned to the Montego Hills Police Station, which was the Labour Day parish project.The facility was renovated to include installation of new bathroom fixtures and windows; painting of the entire building; and bushing and cleaning of the yard.Over in Barrett Town, volunteers turned out in their numbers to carry out work on the post office, police station, basic school and community centre.Minister of Tourism and Member of Parliament for East Central St. James,Hon. Edmund Bartlett, who participated in the workday, said he was happy with the large turnout of volunteers. “The spirit of volunteerism is alive and well in Barrett Town,” he noted.Mr. Bartlett announced that Cabinet had approved $120 million to rehabilitate all the roads leading into Barrett Town, and the project should begin within the next four to five weeks.“In addition to the removal of zinc fences, which we recently did throughout the community, this road repair should greatly improve both the infrastructure and aesthetic appeal of Barrett Town,” he pointed out.Major work was also undertaken in Norwood, where volunteers turned out to patch roads and rehabilitate the community centre.Residents also carried out work at the Montego Bay Transport Centre, a number of schools, and on roads throughout the parish.A total of 63 projects were registered for St. James for Labour Day, which was observed under the theme ‘Restore. Preserve. Beautify’.last_img read more

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Navig8 Chemical Orders 4 Tankers at STX

first_imgzoom Oslo-listed chemical tanker owner and operator Navig8 Chemical Tankers has entered into contracts to purchase four 49,000 dwt IMO2 eco-design, Interline-coated chemical tankers to be built at STX Offshore & Shipbuilding in South Korea.Navig8 Chemical Tankers has also announced that it has secured options to purchase six additional sister vessels from STX.The vessels will be built to the same technical specifications as the company’s preexisting orders with STX, including the capability to transport methanol and other specialty cargoes.The four new vessels are expected to be delivered by mid-2017 and then deployed in the Chronos8 pool managed by the Navig8 Group.“We are very pleased to add these modern eco-design vessels to our current newbuilding fleet,” said Nicolas Busch, President and Chief Executive Officer of Navig8 Chemical Tankers.“Our best-in-class chemical tanker fleet of 36 large, fuel-efficient vessels is designed to benefit from the continuing shift to long-haul chemical trades driven by significant investment in U.S. and Middle East chemical export projects.”Navig8 Chemical Tankers was established in 2013 as a joint venture between the Navig8 Group and Oaktree Capital Management.last_img read more

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US acting in bad faith says Kim

first_imgVladivostok (Russia): Kim Jong Un has accused the US of acting in “bad faith” in talks on its nuclear arsenal, North Korean state media said Friday as he left Russia following his first summit with President Vladimir Putin. Kim’s armoured train departed the Far Eastern port city of Vladivostok a day after talks that saw Putin back the North’s need for “security guarantees” in its standoff with the United States. The official Korean Central News Agency reported that Kim told Putin the US had adopted a “unilateral attitude in bad faith” at a summit with US President Donald Trump two months ago in Hanoi. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”Peace and security on the Korean peninsula will entirely depend on the US future attitude, and the DPRK will gird itself for every possible situation,” Kim was quoted as saying. The Kim-Trump summit broke down in late February without a deal, after cash-strapped Pyongyang demanded immediate relief from sanctions but the two sides disagreed over what the North was prepared to give up in return. Russia has called for the sanctions to be eased, while the US has accused it of trying to help Pyongyang evade some of the measures — accusations Moscow denies. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsJust a week ago, Pyongyang demanded the removal of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from the stalled nuclear talks, accusing him of derailing the process. On Thursday, Putin emerged from the meeting saying that like Washington, Moscow supported efforts to reduce tensions and prevent nuclear conflicts. But he also insisted that the North needed “guarantees of its security, the preservation of its sovereignty”. It was “what the North has been saying all along” said Kim Keun-sik, professor of North Korean Studies at Kyungnam University, adding that Putin’s support for Pyongyang’s stance was the “biggest prize” Kim won in Vladivostok. Putin flew on to another summit in Beijing the same day, while Kim stayed in Vladivostok and had been due to take part in a series of cultural events. But the mercurial North Korean kept officials in suspense about his post-summit plans. A wreath-laying ceremony was delayed by two hours on Friday morning, with an honour guard kept waiting and the red carpet rolled up. Kim eventually showed up and the wreath was laid. Solemn music played as he stood, hat in hand wearing a black double-breasted waistcoat. Russian media had reported that Kim would be visiting the city’s aquarium and seeing a ballet, but the visit was apparently cut short. Kim instead turned up at the train station in the afternoon and, after a final departure ceremony with a military band, boarded his train and left around 3:30 pm (0530 GMT).last_img read more

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Police insist accident killed students

However suspicions were raised over the manner in which they died and some were of the opinion they may have been murdered. The police say a post-mortem carried out on two students killed in Imbulgoda, Gampaha yesterday found that they had died as a result of a motor accident.Two students, both members of the Inter University Student’s Federation (IUSF), were found dead last morning near an electricity post and their motorbike was also found to be damaged. Initial investigations gave the impression the motorbike had crashed into the post killing both students. However the police media unit, in a statement today, said that the post-mortem had shown both students had died from head injuries sustained after an accident.The police said that there is no basis to raise any suspicion over the death as it was clear both died in a road accident. read more

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Kohls kicks off hiring for backtoschool holiday seasons

NEW YORK — Kohl’s is launching an early wave of hires for the back-to-school through the holiday season across 500 stores, nearly double the number with early hiring position compared with last year.The hiring, announced on Wednesday, will kick off in August and include stores and distribution and e-commerce fulfilmentcentres. The department store chain is also hiring 3,000 full-time and part-time workers for all stores nationwide.The move comes as retailers struggle to find skilled workers in a tight job market where the unemployment rate is near a five-decade low. Overall, employers have been adding jobs faster than new workers flow into the economy.Kohl’s Corp. announced in late June a year ago it was looking for workers at 300 stores in its early wave of hires for the back half.Anne D’Innocenzio, The Associated Press read more

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Ontario does brisk business with 100000 pot orders in first 24 hours

TORONTO — The Ontario Cannabis Store says it has received about 100,000 online orders in the first 24 hours that marijuana was legal in Canada.The government-run OCS says 12,000 of those orders came within the first hour after legalization Wednesday morning.Ontario will have no brick-and-mortar cannabis stores until April 1, 2019, with the only legal retailer being a provincial government-run online store.The OCS says the website launch has gone off without service interruptions and has seen more than 1.3 million unique visitors in the first 24 hours of operations.It says customers started to receive marijuana orders on Thursday.OCS president Patrick Ford says he is amazed by the volume of sales.“It’s way beyond what we anticipated and we appreciate customers’ patience as this exciting new business gets off the ground,” Ford said in a statement. read more

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Senior UN economic social official celebrates awarding of Nobel Prize in Economics

“In the continued aftermath of the global financial crisis, Mr. Tirole’s research on market regulations and the role of the State is as important as ever,” Mr. Sajdik said in a press statement. According to The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences which assigns the award, Mr. Tirole’s analysis of market power and regulation has helped clarify how to best understand and regulate industries dominated by a few powerful firms.“His insights on global regulatory harmony are of particular relevance to the International Community in its efforts to establish an effective system of global economic governance,” Mr. Sajdik concluded. read more

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Australian politician smuggles pipe bomb into parliament buildings

first_img… brought this through security: a pipe bomb.From a plastic shopping bag, he took out what looked like a pipe bomb and several sticks of dynamite taped together, as he explained how he used to blast tree stumps on a farm.Heffernan is a member of the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee, which at the time was questioning Australian Federal Police Commissioner Tony Negus about routine police and security issues.Negus agreed with Heffernan that there was nothing to stop someone bringing explosive ingredients into the building through security.Under the current arrangements, that is a risk, yes.Negus later told the committee that Heffernan had warned him that he would produce the fake bomb.“I was satisfied that it was inert,” Negus said. However the other senators had not been warned.“I just hope you are not doing anything illegal to which we are accessories,” committee chairman Ian Macdonald told Heffernan during his demonstration.Before last week, virtually everyone who worked in Parliament House had to go through an airport-style metal detector and have their bags x-rayed.Now the vast majority are not screened. Journalists, diplomats and some contractors are among the higher-risk minority who continue to be screened.Senate President John Hogg said the security relaxation was partly due to budget cuts.Cork Airport issues strongest hint yet that Kim and Kanye West landed there>The post-election poster debacle has already begun> AN AUSTRALIAN SENATOR has startled his colleagues by producing a fake pipe bomb during a committee hearing.Bill Heffernan, who represents the ruling Liberal Party, was making a point about a relaxation of security at Parliament House.The 71-year-old wheat farmer said he hadlast_img read more

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Ridgefield woman accused of intentional crash fails to appear in court

first_imgA Ridgefield woman who’s accused of intentionally crashing into another vehicle in an attempt to harm herself failed to appear Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court.An arrest warrant was issued for Devon M. Bentley, 57, who’s charged with second-degree assault stemming from the Aug. 1 crash, court records show.Clark County sheriff’s deputies responded shortly before 9:30 a.m. to a two-vehicle crash, in which Bentley rear-ended another vehicle at the intersection of Northwest 21st Avenue and Northwest 99th Street, according to an affidavit of probable cause.She was driving a 2003 Saturn Ion when she struck the rear of a northbound 2000 Dodge Dakota pickup at high speed. The Saturn continued north several hundred feet and struck a large oak tree, the affidavit said.Bentley sustained serious injuries and was transported via ambulance to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. The 16-year-old driver of the Dodge sustained minor injuries and remained at the scene, court records state.last_img read more

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Solari on the need for Madrid to support Vinicius

first_imgReal Madrid boss Santiago Solari has urged the club to support forward Vinicius Junior after praising him for his current form.The Argentine Coach pointed out the need for senior players at the club to help him evolve in the game.“We have to look out for Vinicius and give him the support he needs,” Solari told a press conference, as cited by Football Espana.“He has all the talent in the world and show far he is showing that both in training and most importantly, in matches.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“But he is still just an 18-year-old and he has developed a lot here, so we have to recognise that but also not get too carried away.“Sometimes teenagers grow up very quickly when they are exposed to this situation, but they have the support of first-team players.“We had a very inexperienced team at Betis but for every younger player we still had a Sergio Ramos or a Casemiro, who are important in that role.”last_img read more

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Contingent criticism Bahamas Senator slams PM and public strikes back

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 4, 2017 – Nassau – There was criticism for the delegation from The Bahamas which went to Dominica on Monday for an official tour of the damage to the country which was pounded by Hurricane Maria last month.    Senator Fred Mitchell said the group was too big, citing times when the PLP Administration would take similar sized contingents and be slammed for it by the then opposition FNM.While some Bahamians sounding off on social media agree with the PLP Senator, they chided him for daring to cry shame on Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis.   PM Minnis took his foreign affairs minister, Darren Henfield; his immigration minister, Brent Symonette; the Director of NEMA, Capt Stephen Russell,  President of the Bahamas Union of Teachers, Belinda Wilson and Bishop Dellon Fernander of the Bahamas Christian Council.The group returned home yesterday, acting Prime Minister was Education Minister Jeff Lloyd.#MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more

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Girlfriend of hit and run driver gets 5 years probation

first_imgDANIA BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – The girlfriend of a man convicted of a hit-and-run that killed an 8-year-old child has been sentenced.Annaee Barbeito has been sentenced to five years probation. If she successfully completes the program, she will have no criminal record. Barbeito faced related charges of accessory after the fact, tampering with evidence and insurance fraud.Investigators said she was in the car when Zachary Benjamins ran down 8-year-old Apollo Brown and his older brother in Dania Beach, in December of 2014. Brown would not survive and his brother, Kelv’ron Florence, sustained serious injuries.Benjamins was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Texas Monthly Has 80 Employees 40 Interns

first_imgGiving them each half an intern is a fine start. CHICAGO—“We get ‘em from UT.”The “‘em” that Texas Monthly senior vice president and general manager Lorelei Calvert was referring to is the 40 interns currently from the University of Texas scurrying around the company’s Austin, Texas offices. The number of regular staffers employed by Texas Monthly? Eighty.So, let’s see, that’s two employees per unpaid intern. Put another way, roughly a third of the staffers employed by Texas Monthly are young Turks. Real go-getters. No wonder why editor Evan Smith seems happy every time I see him.Calvert, whose son is one of those 40 interns, was speaking during a CM show session here on how to keep your staffers happy while they are often stretched too thin.last_img read more

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UA students discover 1800yearold footprint snapshot of Athabascan ancestors culture

first_imgThe study’s coauthors include Steve Shoenhair, the UAA grad student who found the footprint, which Smith estimates was made more than 1,800 years ago. He says it’s an important discovery, because it’s the oldest print found in the high latitudes of North America. And because it reveals a lot about about the people who lived at Swan Point. “This occupation is about 2,000 years old,” he said, “and it looks very, very similar to a historic Athabascan or Dine occupation in the Tanana Valley. So I feel very comfortable in saying this is very ancestral to the native people of the Tanana River valley.” At left, a photo and diagram of an indigenous summer barkhouse that’s similar to the pit house at Swan Point. (Photo courtesy of Gerad Smith) He says that and other evidence bolsters a hypothesis held by Smith and others: that is, the so-called archaic peoples of the Tanana Valley were transitioning at about that time into the forerunner of what became Athabascan culture. “They’re so rare,” he said. “This is the only footprint that we know of in northern North America – across the subarctic in North America.” The footprint was discovered a couple of summers ago by a team of UA archaeologists from both the Fairbanks and Anchorage campuses. Gerad Smith from UAF headed up the team. He says the track was found while they were excavating at Swan Point, an archaeological site in Shaw Creek flats about 30 miles northwest of Delta Junction. The relatively well-preserved pit-house and other features and artifacts reveal a lot about the ancient people who lived at Swan Point, says Ben Potter, the head of UAF’s anthropology department and Smith’s doctoral studies adviser. He’s also a coauthor of the journal article. “This was a child who was probably a healthy weight,” Shoenhair said. “That means he was probably happy. He had a nice house that was right there.” Potter says the footprint shows the people living at Swan Point at that time had developed techniques for crafting footwear and warm clothing that were more advanced than what earlier inhabitants produced. From left: Ben Potter; Charles Holmes, a UAF affiliate faculty member who discovered Swan Point; and Gerad Smith.(Photo courtesy of Gerad Smith) University of Alaska archaeologists have announced the discovery of an 1,800-year-old human footprint at a site south of Fairbanks. It’s the oldest such footprint ever found in the North American subarctic, and it’s helping archaeologists understand more about the ancient people who lived at the site for more than 14,000 years. Smith says archaeologists used high-tech devices and forensic methods to determine the footprint was made by a child of undetermined gender who was about 9 years old. He says the track was found just outside a pit house the team was excavating that was bigger and more sturdily built than most pit houses in use at the time. And he says that suggests the child was a member of a family headed by a chieftain or leader of a group.center_img “… The last period of major change in the prehistoric record in Alaska archaeology,” he said, “where you transition from a very sort of ancient northern archaic tradition kind of technology into what we think of as the Athabaskan tradition.” Smith is a doctoral candidate and lead author of an article about the discovery that was published last month in the Journal of Archeological Sciences: Reports. At left, the Swan Point footprint photographed in wet sediment as the excavation was under way, and the feature in dried sediment. (Photo courtesy of Gerad Smith) “We don’t have a lot of house excavations,” Potter said.  “We don’t have a lot of sort of residential base camps that we can explore. And that of course gives you a much wider picture of what people are doing on a landscape.” Smith says that’s one of the main subjects of the doctoral thesis he’s working on, and that he’s scheduled to defend next spring. Potter says the footprint probably will attract a lot more interest than any other feature or artifacts that the archaeologists discover at Swan Point. And he hopes that in turn will motivate the public to learn more about the history of Alaska’s first peoples. “The footprint is one of those things that give us a snapshot of a very of course brief moment in time, but a very human connection with these ancient populations,” he said. Potter says there’s something about the footprint that makes all that history come alive and captures the public’s imagination, nearly 2,000 years later. Swan Point is located near Shaw Creek, about 70 miles southeast of Fairbanks off the Richardson Highway. “Single families in the Tanana Valley, when they living by themselves, didn’t put a lot of effort into creating a winter-habitation house,” Smith said. “But when you had a group of families come together, it was usually the Big Man or Big Woman of the community that had maintained all the relations up and down the river.”last_img read more

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SS Rajamouli Rajinikanth Aishwarya Rai to occupy hot seat on Weekend with

first_imgWill Rajinikanth, SS Rajamouli and Aishwarya Rai be part of Weekend with Ramesh season 4.PR HandoutThe fourth season of Weekend with Ramesh will kick-off on 20 April. Like previous years, Zee Kannada is gearing up to tell the success stories of celebrities and people, who have their roots in Karnataka.The latest buzz is that Zee Kannada has approached a few big names from other film industries, who were born in Karnataka, but established their careers in other parts of India. Notably, the channel has set its eyes on Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, filmmaker SS Rajamouli and actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.Rajinikanth was born and brought up in Karnataka. He worked as a conductor in the BMTC bus decades ago. But he took the life-changing decision when he decided to go to Chennai in search of opportunities to act in films.Likewise, SS Rajamouli was born in Raichur, but his family shifted to Andhra and he became a successful writer-director years later. Whereas Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was born in Mangaluru and her family shifted to Mumbai where she did her education and started her acting career.All three celebrities are stars in their own rights and the fans of Weekend with Ramesh have been requesting the channel to bring the aforementioned names in the earlier season itself.Sources say that the channel had earlier approached them, but due to various reasons, the stars could not make it to the show. Zee Kannada has once again approached them along with other big names from sports and business and it is hopeful of bringing a few surprise names this season.The talk show is hosted by Ramesh Aravind and will be aired on Saturday and Sunday at 9.30 pm. Ramesh Aravind’s Weekend with Ramesh.PR Handoutlast_img read more

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