Women’s Health – the fastest-growing international women’s magazine with a global audience of 35 million – and FEED, the social business founded by philanthropist and social entrepreneur Lauren Bush Lauren, are partnering for the 3rd annual RUN10 FEED10 10K race series motivating consumers nationwide to help fight domestic hunger.Video: Run10 Feed10 Celebrity PSAWomen’s Health is expanding the program this year introducing two new digital platforms, as well as adding new cities to its roster with first time presenting sponsor Lincoln MKC. To date, RUN10 FEED10 has raised over 2.5 million meals to support the cause and is aiming to double that in 2014.“The concept is simple: run a 10K and provide 10 meals for those struggling with hunger in your community,” says Laura Frerer-Schmidt, VP/Publisher of Women’s Health. “The money from the registration and fundraising efforts will go to support the nearest metropolitan area food bank. And now, with our new digital initiatives, we’ve made it easier for everyone to get involved.”Kicking off the event series in New York City on September 21, thousands of participants will run down the West Side Highway for the timed 10K race. The presenting sponsor, Lincoln MKC, will provide the pace car at each race. RUN10 FEED10 will also host timed races at Chicago’s Diversey Harbor (10/19) and across the famed Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco (10/26). Each will include post-race wellness festivals featuring yoga sessions, nutrition and beauty consultations and great giveaways from sponsors including FEED, Lincoln, Panasonic Beauty, Seiko, Chocolate Milk, and GEICO.“RUN10 FEED10 offers people the opportunity to challenge their bodies, while feeding their souls. As a runner, there is nothing more inspiring than knowing your participation provides 10 meals to families in your local community,” says FEED CEO and Founder, Lauren Bush Lauren. “It has been incredible to watch the momentum build each year as we continue to add new cities and more runners. I am hopeful we will be able to provide a record number of meals to American families this year, as we run together to fight hunger.”Expanding its reach, Women’s Health is adding more cities to participate in its “Fun Runs” including Minneapolis, MN (Hosted by Next Fitness Star winner Stacie Clark), Denver, CO, Houston, TX, Los Angeles, CA, Phoenix, AZ, Atlanta, GA, Boston, MA and Washington D.C. If runners do not live in one of the Women’s Health host cities, they can still participate by registering on RUN10FEED10.com and using the RUN10 FEED10 training app, created by WalkJogRun, to plot their own course and run their own 10K anytime. If a school, community organization or a large group would like to start a formal Fun Run, they can register as a group and Women’s Health will provide tools including a marketing plan and downloadable promotional materials. All who register automatically provide 10 meals to children and families in America and will receive a limited-edition FEED bag.RUN ANYWHERE WITH RUN10 FEED10 APP Women’s Health is launching its new, upgraded RUN10 FEED10 app in partnership with WalkJogRun on August 1. The app, which has GPS functionality and is available on iTunes, turns your phone into a personal running coach to train for the upcoming race and map your run. Upgrade the app for $1.99 and 70% of that fee will support RUN10 FEED10, plus include: • Product slideshow featuring recommended items from FEED and RUN10 FEED10 sponsors • Women’s Health Action Heroes, the elite group of brand ambassadors, blog newsfeed to inspire training and fund raising • Ability to create and share running routes in your city; access routes near you based on your geo-location and see them mapped out, or share routes you’ve created on WalkJogRun.netSHOP WITH A PURPOSE! Women’s Health is also launching a new digital component for RUN10 FEED10 by partnering with PlanG, the intuitive platform connecting consumers with non-profits to make charitable giving easy. PlanG will add RUN10 FEED10 to its list of top-tier charities offering an easy way to raise funds. Women’s Health is the first magazine to work with the philanthropic company, which has relationships with more than 250 major retailers that give a percentage of each consumer’s individual purchases to RUN10 FEED10—such as Macy’s, Target, CVS/pharmacy, Sephora, iTunes, Bloomingdale’s, Walgreens, and many more.Women’s Health readers download the shopping app, then simply shop online and donations earned with each purchase will go directly to The FEED Foundation on behalf of Women’s Health’s RUN10 FEED10. Click here; install the PlanG shopping app for your web browser and shop at favorite brands to collect your extra giving dollars.RUN WITH GMA’s GINGER ZEE Women’s Health is excited to partner with ABC’s Good Morning America, the Emmy Award winning morning show, for its second year to bring RUN10 FEED10 to households nationwide and inspire viewers to run and support the cause. Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee will be one of the special hosts at the New York City flagship event, kicking off the race and participating in the run. Tune in to GMA in September for more details on how you can get involved.RUN10 FEED10 CELEBRITY PSA Women’s Health has produced a new 2014 PSA to raise awareness and encourage consumer participation with new talent including Shailene Woodley, Elizabeth Banks, Kristen Bell, Joel McHale and Kerry Washington.Sign up for RUN10 FEED10 at www.RUN10FEED10.com. Included in your registration is your race entry, your donation of 10 meals, and a limited-edition FEED bag. If you fundraise for RUN10 FEED10, there’s no minimum fundraising goal. Raise $5, $10, $100 or more! All money raised will help those in need.To donate, visit the RUN10 FEED10 Crowdrise site and click on the red box that says “DONATE” on the right side of the page.RUN10 Cities Include: MINNEAPOLIS, MN: SEPTEMBER 13 NEW YORK CITY: SEPTEMBER 21 DENVER, CO: SEPTEMBER 27 HOUSTON, TX: SEPTEMBER 27 LOS ANGELES, CA: SEPTEMBER 28 PHOENIX, AZ: OCTOBER 4 ATLANTA, GA: OCTOBER 11 BOSTON, MA: OCTOBER 12 WASHINGTON D.C.: OCTOBER 18 CHICAGO: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19 SAN FRANCISCO: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26
Justin Brake APTN NewsLeah Ford recalls the abuse she endured as a seven- and eight-year-old student at a residential school in Makkovik, Labrador run by the Moravian Church.Older students in the girls’ dorm made her steal food and cigarettes from a teacher’s room. When she was caught she “got a beating on my bum,” she says. Other times Ford was whipped with a tree branch.If she refused to steal, “I would have got beat up anyway,” the 80-year-old survivor explains, seated at the kitchen table of her apartment in a senior’s complex in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.“It wasn’t only me. There was other girls.”80-year-old residential school survivor Leah Ford says she was abused by a teacher, a house mother and older students at the Moravian Church-run school in Makkovik in the 1940s. She was excluded from the Trudeau Government’s settlement and apology last November.Ford is one of an untold number of residential school survivors from Newfoundland and Labrador who have waited decades for an acknowledgement of their suffering, an apology, and perhaps for other acts of recognition to help them on their healing journeys from the suffering they endured at the hands of colonial governments and institutions who abused and attempted to assimilate them.When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized to residential school survivors in Labrador last November, Ford was not in the crowd. She was home, a few blocks away.She was excluded from the class action settlement that compensated many of her fellow survivors, and was not an intended recipient of Trudeau’s apology on behalf of Canada.“I was really disappointed, but I won’t cry about it,” she says, recalling the day Trudeau came to town. “They can keep their money.”The Labrador apology contributed to a national narrative that justice was being served to residential school survivors in Canada.But Ry Moran, director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation in Winnipeg, says the Truth and Reconciliation Commission heard from thousands of survivors whose suffering has not officially been acknowledged by the state.“On one side of things we can celebrate the fact that there was an apology, and there was a recognition of the harms done. At the same time we have to recognize that we have got so many more apologies that we need to make in this country,” he says.“It is very unfortunate where we are seeing people being left out. And I can only imagine how hurtful that would be.”Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Indian Residential School Settlement and apology in 2008 excluded survivors from Newfoundland and Labrador because, the government argued at the time, the province was not part of Canada when the schools were established.A subsequent settlement by the Trudeau government established criteria according to which survivors from Newfoundland and Labrador would be compensated.Those who attended prior to the province joining Confederation in 1949, and those who attended only during the day and did not stay in the dorms, were not part of the settlement.On Nov. 23, the day before Trudeau’s apology, Premier Dwight Ball announced the province, too, would apologize to survivors.Following Trudeau’s apology in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Ball told APTN he did not yet know if the government would be apologizing to survivors who attended when Newfoundland was still a British dominion, or to those who attended the schools by day.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Happy Valley-Goose Bay last November to apologize to residential school survivors from Newfoundland and Labrador who were left out of the Indian Residential Schools settlement and apology in 2008.On Friday, Ball’s office sent APTN a statement saying the government is still in consultations with five Indigenous governments and organizations “regarding the delivery of the apology,” and that [g]iven the sensitive nature of the subject matter and the consultations, we will not comment on the details of the apology until all consultations are finished.”Retired Inuk judge James Igloliorte was commissioned by the federal government to lead the healing and commemoration part of Canada’s settlement with Newfoundland and Labrador survivors.At a recent community feast for survivors in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, he told APTN he’s not aware of how many survivors were excluded from the federal settlement and apology, but that he assumes the pre-1949 survivors “are not large numbers.”In an interview with APTN last November, Igloliorte said during the consultation process with survivors in Labrador he heard from a number of people who felt a federal apology was “hollow…because only one of four parties is actually speaking.”After seeing that interview on APTN National News, International Grenfell Association [IGA] Chair Keating Hagmann said the IGA board decided to apologize for the institution’s role in the survivors’ suffering.“The IGA offers its sincere apology for in any way not sheltering these individuals from the suffering they endured,” the statement reads.“In the spirit of reconciliation, IGA looks forward to walking into the future with all peoples of Newfoundland and Labrador.”The IGA operated schools in St. Anthony, Cartwright and North West River and still has an active charitable presence in Labrador.The Moravian Church, which operated schools in Nain and Makkovik and has a long and intricate history with the Inuit of northern Labrador, has not apologized for its role.APTN reached out to Moravian Church representatives in Labrador, the United States and the U.K. No one willing to do an interview responded to the requests.As the federal healing and commemoration process continues for the nearly 1,000 residential school survivors from Newfoundland and Labrador, untold others await a decision by the provincial government on whether it will apologize and take responsibility for the abuse and assimilation perpetrated against them in their youth.“When we’re excluding people that’s kind of recreating some of the hurt,” says Moran, “and it can be a real barrier to actual longterm reconciliation.”
The Canadian PressA Regina mother whose daughter went missing in 2007 is launching a multimillion-dollar class-action lawsuit against the federal government and the RCMP, alleging a “negligent” and “lackadaisical” approach to investigating missing and murdered Indigenous women.Danita Faith has been missing for more than 10 years, and her mother Diane BigEagle is the caretaker of her two children.Saskatchewan lawyer Anthony Merchant filed the suit on BigEagle’s behalf today and is seeking $500 million in damages and $100 million in punitive damages.Court documents say BigEagle met with the RCMP more than 50 times about her daughter’s disappearance, and allege they did not pay attention nor take notes during the meetings.The suit alleges systemic negligence on the part of the RCMP in investigating cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women.The lawsuit says family members have been forced to endure mental anguish because of the RCMP’s failure to properly investigate and prosecute the disappearances.
PDM gets 22 potential candidate applications; public meeting tomorrow Related Items:Civil Servants Association, election STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL 1ST JUNE 2016 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Feb 2016 – The Civil Servants Association has awakened from a deep slumber; one that lasted nearly four years and the organization gets up and out with a bang.Election of new officers for the CSA is announced and March 1st will see those interested in heading the group which represents all government workers, offer as candidates. And it appears this will be an interesting race for the top posts. Government last week announced that: Nomination Day is this Tuesday; that on March 4th those nominees will be reveled and by March 23rd, there will be an election. The President and Vice president posts will be revealed on April 1st; ironically that is April Fool’s Day but it also one month from the start of the CSA election process. Many see the CSA as a launch pad to national political office, especially after Premier Rufus Ewing went from its President to being Premier of the TCI. Recommended for you CSA confirms four nominees for public workers elections Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#Bahamasfoodimportband, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 5, 2018 – Nassau – Table tomatoes and sweet peppers should be better priced in The Bahamas now that farmers are yielding enough of the items to meet much of the local demand. Late January, The Bahamas Ministry of Agriculture announced a ban which will limit how much of these items are imported was instituted to the delight of local farmers… the ministry is calling this a great sign on the road to reducing food imports overall.“It is such a wonderful time in our nations’ history and development when it is that I consider we’ve actually due to the quantity and the quality of both sweet peppers, we call them bell peppers as well, and table tomatoes have reached a level where this ministry has put a restriction on the importation of those two items because of the amount that we’be been able to produce in country by Bahamian farmers.”The Minister, Renward Wells assured that Bahamian grown does not mean the quality is sub par either, in the statement issued about the national limit on imports of these tomatoes and sweet peppers there was talk about the quality of the produce.“The quality of what we were able to produce is as good or better than what is being imported. And I also want the Bahamian people to know that the price point being offered for these two commodities is actually lower than what is being offered in the United States, substantially lower. And so this goes a very long way to our whole efforts in this ministry of bringing real food security to the Bahamian people.”Food security is a serious topic in The Bahamas as growers argue for more investment and support from Government, this move was praised by the industry. The Minister is now encouraging consistency in production.“We’re gonna be seeing how we completely diversify the Bahamian economy and bring more money to the agricultural industry to the pocket of farmers in this country.”#MagneticMediaNews#Bahamasfoodimportband
Updated: 3:37 PM November 2, 2017 , 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) — The U.S. Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission announced Thursday that it wants to hold a workshop with San Diego-area cities and agencies in hopes of staving off a lawsuit over the flow of sewage from Mexico.The cities of Chula Vista, Imperial Beach and San Diego, the county of San Diego and Port of San Diego have declared their intent to sue the USIBWC — an agency is responsible for water treaties covering Mexico and this country — over continued spills that have fouled water on both sides of the border.The notice of intent gave the commission two months to create a plan to reduce or end polluted waters coming across the border. The county, cities and port can go ahead with a lawsuit if they don’t find the plan acceptable.The U.S. Justice Department made the request to hold a workshop on behalf of the USIBWC in a letter to the local jurisdictions.”We want to work with the community to address these concerns cooperatively rather than through litigation,” Commissioner Edward Drusina said. “The USIBWC continues to work with our partners to take concrete actions to improve sanitation conditions at the border.”In its announcement, the commission outlined a series of steps it has taken in response to the spills, including:developing a more detailed protocol for providing notification of spillsforming a working group to address trans-border issues in the Tijuana River Valleyembarking on a study of infrastructure that could reduce the impact of flows into the valleyupdating a plan for regular water quality testingworking with the Mexican Section of the IBWC to finalize operating protocols to ensure more reliable operation of equipment that diverts wastewater out of the riverThe USIBWC said the letter proposed an inclusive process to address the matters identified in the notice of intent to sue and requested the workshop with stakeholders to resolve the concerns quickly. USIBWC attempting to avoid litigation from San Diego cities over Mexican sewage spills Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: November 2, 2017