Opitciwan First Nation taking Canada and Quebec to court over land rights

first_imgTom FennarioAPTN NewsThe Atikamekw Nation filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Quebec Superior Court to settle a land claim that has been under negotiation for decades.“40 years! 40 years of negotiations that have lead to no satisfactory social projects,” said Chief Christian Awashish. “So starting today, we will cease all territory negotiations, and we will commence with a demand for title.”Joined by elders and community members, Awashish kicked off the lawsuit that demands recognition of their ancestral land.The suit names both Canada and Quebec who Awashish said have benefitted greatly from Atikamekw lands.“100 years of  development on our territory, starting with the building of the Gouin dam created in 1918 until 1920,” he said. “No compensation for our community regarding forestry development that has been so prosperous for Quebec, no benefits to our community.”There’s a large discrepancy between how much land Opitciwan First Nation currently has versus what they say is their ancestral land.Indigenous Affairs currently lists the reserve as having 947 hectares.Opitciwan says their entire territory encompasses 2.6 million hectares.Located at the end of a 150 kilometre logging road in the Mauricie region of Quebec, Opitciwan’s remoteness means they still depend on their land for much of their sustenance and one of the reasons why they have been butting heads with Quebec over logging on their ancestral land for years.“That’s where we live, from the time we’re little, we’re always in the forest,” community member Simeon Chachai told APTN News after playing a traditional song asking his ancestors for strengthNadir André is an Innu lawyer who is representing Opitciwan First Nation in the case.He says that the lawsuit is a calculated risk, one that he’s confident he’ll win after the supreme court ruled in favour the T’exelcemc people in British Columba last year,“The situation with T’exelcemc is very similar with Opitciwan, it’s a semi remote community, semi nomad community, and they still use the land, they still have elders, their language, their way of life so they have what it takes to actually go and prove their title,” explainedAndré, who expects the case to take years to settle.Awashish said a few more years of waiting will be worth settling the matter once and for all.“I’m convinced that we will win our cause, the affirmation of our existence,” he concluded.tfennario@aptn.ca@tfennariolast_img read more

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As Olympics near South Korea agonizes over postGames costs

first_imgGANGNEUNG, South Korea – South Korean officials have ruled out turning a state-of-the-art Olympic skating arena into a giant seafood freezer. Other than that, not much is certain about the country’s post-Winter Games plans for a host of expensive venues.As officials prepare for the games in and around the small mountain town of Pyeongchang, there are lingering worries over the huge financial burden facing one of the nation’s poorest regions. Local officials hope that the Games will provide a badly needed economic boost by marking the area as a world-class tourist destination.But past experience shows that hosts who justified their Olympics with expectations of financial windfalls were often left deeply disappointed when the fanfare ended.This isn’t lost on Gangwon province, which governs Pyeongchang and nearby Gangneung, a seaside city that will host Olympic skating and hockey events. Officials there are trying hard to persuade the national government to pay to maintain new stadiums that will have little use once the athletes leave. Seoul, however, is so far balking at the idea.The Olympics, which begin Feb. 9, will cost South Korea about 14 trillion won ($12.9 billion), much more than the 8 to 9 trillion won ($7 to 8 billion) the country projected as the overall cost when Pyeongchang won the bid in 2011.Worries over costs have cast a shadow over the games among residents long frustrated with what they say were decades of neglect in a region that doesn’t have much going on other than domestic tourism and fisheries.“What good will a nicely managed global event really do for residents when we are struggling so much to make ends meet?” said Lee Do-sung, a Gangneung restaurant owner. “What will the games even leave? Maybe only debt.”___TEARING THINGS DOWNThe atmosphere was starkly different three decades ago when grand preparations for the 1988 Seoul Summer Games essentially shaped the capital into the modern metropolis it is today.A massive sports complex and huge public parks emerged alongside the city’s Han River. Next came new highways, bridges and subway lines. Forests of high-rise buildings rose above the bulldozed ruins of old commercial districts and slums.The legacy of the country’s second Olympics will be less clear. In a country that cares much less now about the recognition that large sporting events bring, it will potentially be remembered more for things dismantled than built.Pyeongchang’s picturesque Olympic Stadium — a pentagonal 35,000-seat arena that sits in a county of 40,000 people — will only be used for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics and Paralympics before workers tear it down.A scenic downhill course in nearby Jeongseon will also be demolished after the games to restore the area to its natural state. Fierce criticism by environmentalists over the venue being built on a pristine forest sacred to locals caused construction delays that nearly forced pre-Olympic test events to be postponed.Gangwon officials want the national government to share costs for rebuilding the forest, which could be as much as 102 billion won ($95 million).___NO FISHDespite more than a decade of planning, Gangwon remains unsure what to do with the Olympic facilities it will keep.Winter sports facilities are often harder to maintain than summer ones because of the higher costs for maintaining ice and snow and the usually smaller number of people they attract. That’s especially true in South Korea, which doesn’t have a strong winter sports culture.Not all ideas are welcome.Gangwon officials say they never seriously considered a proposal to convert the 8,000-seat Gangneung Oval, the Olympic speed skating venue, into a refrigerated warehouse for seafood. Officials were unwilling to have frozen fish as part of their Olympic legacy.Gangwon officials also dismissed a theme park developer’s suggestion to make the stadium a gambling venue where people place bets on skating races, citing the country’s strict laws and largely negative view of gambling.A plan to have the 10,000-capacity Gangneung Hockey Center host a corporate league hockey team fell apart.Even worse off are Pyeongchang’s bobsleigh track, ski jump hill and the biathlon and cross-country skiing venues, which were built for sports South Koreans are largely uninterested in.After its final inspection visit in August, the International Olympic Committee warned Pyeongchang’s organizers that they risked creating white elephants from Olympic venues, though it didn’t offer specific suggestions for what to do differently.Cautionary tales come from Athens, which was left with a slew of abandoned stadiums after the 2004 Summer Games that some say contributed to Greece’s financial meltdown and Nagano, the Japanese town that never got the tourism bump it expected after spending an estimated $10.5 billion for the 1998 Winter Games.Some Olympic venues have proved to be too costly to maintain. The $100 million luge and bobsled track built in Turin for the 2006 games was later dismantled because of high operating costs. Pyeongchang will be only the second Olympic host to dismantle its ceremonial Olympic Stadium immediately after the games — the 1992 Winter Olympics host Albertville did so as well.___‘MONEY-DRINKING HIPPOS’Gangwon has demanded that the national government in Seoul pay for maintaining at least four Olympic facilities after the Games — the speed skating arena, hockey centre, bobsleigh track and ski jump hill. This would save the province about 6 billion won ($5.5 million) a year, according to Park Cheol-sin, a Gangwon official.But the national government says doing so would be unfair to other South Korean cities that struggled financially after hosting large sports events. Incheon, the indebted 2014 Asian Games host, has a slew of unused stadiums now mocked as “money-drinking hippos.” It would also be a hard sell to taxpayers outside of Gangwon, said Lee Jae-soon, an official from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.Unlike the 1988 Olympics and the 2002 World Cup, which were brought to South Korea after bids driven by the national government, the provincial government led the bid for the Pyeongchang games and it did so without any commitment from Seoul over footing the bill.Under current plans, Gangwon will be managing at least six Olympic facilities after the games.These facilities will create a 9.2 billion won ($8.5 million) deficit for the province every year, a sizable burden for a quickly-aging region that had the lowest income level among South Korean provinces in 2013, according to the Korea Industrial Strategy Institute, which was commissioned by Gangwon to analyze costs.Hong Jin-won, a Gangneung resident and activist who has been monitoring Olympic preparations for years, said the real deficit could be even bigger. The institute’s calculation is based on assumptions that each facility would generate at least moderate levels of income, which Hong says is no sure thing.He said that could mean welfare spending gets slashed to help make up the lack of money.South Korea, a rapidly-aging country with a worsening job market and widening rich-poor gap, has by far the highest elderly poverty rate among rich nations, according to Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development figures.If Seoul doesn’t pay for the Olympic facilities, and Gangwon can’t turn them into cultural or leisure facilities, it might make more sense for Gangwon to just tear them down.Park said the national government must step up because the “Olympics are a national event, not a Gangwon event.”last_img read more

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Smugglers throw hundreds of African migrants off boats headed to Yemen –

“The survivors told our colleagues on the beach that the smuggler pushed them into the sea when he saw some ‘authority types’ near the coast,” said Laurent de Boeck, the Yemen Chief of Mission of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). “They also told us that the smuggler has already returned to Somalia to continue his business and pick up more migrants to bring to Yemen on the same route. This is shocking and inhumane. The suffering of migrants on this migration route is enormous. Too many young people pay smugglers with the false hope of a better future,” Mr. de Boeck added. According to IOM, up to 160 migrants were reportedly thrown into the sea from a boat today by the smugglers. Five bodies have been recovered so far, and around 50 are reported missing. This latest incident comes barely 24 hours after smugglers forced more than 120 Somali and Ethiopian migrants into the sea as they approached the coast of Shabwa, a Yemeni Governorate along the Arabian Sea, resulting in the drowning of around 50 migrants. The migrants had been hoping to reach countries in the Gulf via war-torn Yemen. Shortly after yesterday’s tragedy, IOM staff found the shallow graves of 29 migrants on a beach in Shabwa, during a routine patrol. The dead had been quickly buried by those who survived the smuggler’s deadly actions. The approximate average age of the passengers on the boat was 16. AUDIO: IOM spokesperson Olivia Headon sys that people traffickers often dupe their predominantly teenage victims into making the perilous sea crossing. Credit: UN News“The Secretary-General is heart-broken by this continuing tragedy,” his Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric told reporters at the daily briefing in New York. “This is why he continues to stress that the international community must give priority to preventing and resolving a variety of situations which both generate mass movement and expose those already on the move to significant danger,” he added, underscoring the need to increase legal pathways for regular migration and offer credible alternatives to these dangerous crossings for people in need of international protection. Since January of this year, IOM estimates that around 55,000 migrants left the Horn of Africa to come to Yemen, most with the aim of trying to find better opportunities in the Gulf countries. More than 30,000 of those migrants are under the age of 18 from Somalia and Ethiopia, while a third are estimated to be female. This journey is especially hazardous during the current windy season in the Indian Ocean. Smugglers are active in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, offering fake promises to vulnerable migrants. IOM and its partners operate across the region to support these migrants and provide lifesaving assistance to those who find themselves abused or stranded along the route. read more

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Norvells 28 points rallies No 1 Zags past Creighton 10392

OMAHA, Neb. — Zach Norvell Jr. scored 23 of his career-high 28 points in the second half, and top-ranked Gonzaga wiped out an early double-digit deficit and beat Creighton 103-92 on Saturday.The Bulldogs (8-0), who took over the No. 1 ranking this week after beating Duke in the Maui Invitational, overcame a boisterous crowd of more than 18,000 at the CHI Health Center to win in their first true road game.Norvell was held in check the first 20 minutes but came out strong after halftime as he did in last year’s win over Creighton in Spokane, Washington. The Zags, down 48-41 at half, got eight quick points from Norvell to pull close, and Corey Kispert’s 3-pointer put them up 66-65, their first lead since early in the game.The Bulldogs held Creighton (6-2) scoreless for nearly four minutes in the middle of the second half while going on a 12-0 run to go up 84-73. Norvell hit two 3-pointers and a layup during the spurt while Creighton missed five shots and turned over the ball three times.Last year Zach Norvell Jr. scored all 21 of his points in the second half in Gonzaga’s 91-74 win over the Bluejays.This game matched two of the nation’s top offensive teams. The Zags came to Omaha second in scoring and first in field-goal percentage. Creighton came in scoring 83.6 points per game and third in overall and 3-point shooting.Brandon Clarke added 27 points and 10 rebounds and Rui Hachimura added 22 and 11 boards for the Bulldogs.Ty-Shon Alexander led the Bluejays with 27 points. Damien Jefferson had 15 and Martin Krampelj 10.The Bluejays started with a flurry. Krampelj bulled past Clarke from the top of the key to the basket and finished with a dunk. Krampelj then put back a Davion Mintz miss and pumped his right fist to get the crowd going again before Marcus Zegarowski fed Alexander underneath for an easy basket as the Bluejays built their lead to as many as 11 points.THE BIG PICTUREGonzaga: With Geno Crandall (hand) and Killian Tillie (ankle) out because of injuries, this was a major test. The Zags had trailed for only 23 of a possible 280 minutes coming into the game, and they had to play from behind most of the afternoon until they took control the last 10 minutes.Creighton: The Bluejays fell short of knocking off a No. 1 opponent for the first time in three tries. But they are much further ahead of where most expected them to be after getting picked ninth in the 10-team Big East.UP NEXTGonzaga hosts Washington on Wednesday.Creighton visits Nebraska on Dec. 8.___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Eric Olson, The Associated Press read more

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Womens basketball OSU South Carolina matchup will feature two of the best

OSU then-sophomore guard Asia Doss (20) defends during a game against Northwestern on Jan. 28 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Lantern file photoOn Nov. 13, 2015, the OSU women’s basketball team opened its 2015-16 season with an 88-80 road loss to the South Carolina Gamecocks. Just over a year later, the Buckeyes will get a chance at revenge.OSU will host the Gamecocks on Monday in a battle between two of college basketball’s best. South Carolina currently sits at No. 4 in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll with the Buckeyes close behind at No. 7.“We know we’re going to be in for a real battle,” OSU coach Kevin McGuff said.Tipoff in Columbus will serve as the season opener for the Gamecocks. In its only exhibition match on Nov. 6, South Carolina downed Benedict College by a score of 120-49.A season ago, the Gamecocks went 33-2 with an 11-0 record on the road. The team’s only loss in the regular season came to the eventual-champion UConn Huskies at home, snapping South Carolina’s perfect 22-0 record. The Gamecocks also fell 80-72 to Syracuse in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament to end its season.South Carolina has lost seven players from last year’s team. Guards Khadijah Sessions, Tina Roy and Tiffany Mitchell, and forwards Sarah Imovbioh and Asia Dozier have graduated, and forwards Jatarie White and India Farmer have departed from the program as well.With the losses, South Carolina lost 37.7 points per game on offense, good for 47.9 percent of the team’s scoring a season ago.Despite the roster turnover, the Gamecocks still possess plenty of talent. Two of South Carolina’s top-three scorers from a season ago have returned. Junior forward A’ja Wilson led the team in scoring at 16.1 points per game and senior center Alaina Coates contributed 12.1 points and a team-high 10.3 rebounds per game.Three ESPN top-100 prospects have joined as true freshman. 5-foot-10 point guard Tyasha Harris (No. 28), 5-foot-6 point guard Araion Bradshaw (No. 33) and 6-foot-2 forward Mikiah Harrigan (No. 72) will join 5-foot-8 guard Victoria Patrick to form the Gamecocks’ talented new class.Former Kentucky forward Alexis Jennings, who put up 10 points and 7.1 rebounds per game for the Wildcats in 2015-16, has transferred into the program and will sit out the entirety of the 2016-17 season.“They have an absolutely loaded roster with talent,” McGuff said. “I have great respect for them.”The Buckeyes have no shortage of talent on its roster, either, and this year’s team figures to be in a more favorable position than a year ago.“We’ve got a little more depth,” McGuff said. “We’ve got a little more size and physicality around the basket.”In last season’s matchup between the two teams, the Buckeyes got 36 points from then-sophomore guard Kelsey Mitchell and 23 from then-senior guard Ameryst Alston. The rest of the team combined for just 21 points.The main difference in the contest was the play of the bigs. Wilson led the Gamecocks with 20 points and 14 rebounds and Coates added 17 points and 13 boards. OSU got just eight points out of its forwards and center, but the group did grab 33 rebounds.The Buckeyes will now be able to balance the Gamecocks’ post play with the addition of redshirt junior forward Stephanie Mavunga, who put up 15 points and 14 rebounds in OSU’s season opener against Duquesne.OSU looked like a much better all-around team against Duquesne than they did in its exhibition win over Ashland, but Mavunga knows the team must be even better to compete with South Carolina.“We need to still get better defensively and get better with rebounding,” Mavunga said. “We need to communicate a little bit more, but I think we’re headed towards the right direction.”The matchup itself is something that McGuff believes is a positive for women’s college basketball.“It’s a great opportunity and it’s great for our game,” McGuff said. “There needs to be more games like this in women’s basketball in November just to create some excitement.”Tipoff is set for 6:00 p.m. on Monday at Value City Arena. read more

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Geovariances highlights Minestis advantages in auditing Mineral Resource Estimates

first_imgAuditing and reviewing a Mineral Resource Estimate either internally or publicly is a multifaceted process for which no software can pretend it will provide all the required tools to tick all the boxes. But some solutions will provide better adapted platforms than others. Geovariances says that its Minestis falls into that category. Minestis is used for audit and desktop review of Mineral Resource Estimation projects.“By providing a secure and robust workflow which takes users through every step of the resource estimation projects – from data loading and domain definition to variography and resource evaluation – Minestis offers unparalleled performance to allow rapid and efficient analysis of key aspects pertaining to the review of an Mineral Resource Estimation.”These include:QAQC and validation of the database (through histograms, swath plots, cross-plots, exploratory data analysis, etc)Benchmarking of the actual geological interpretation and subsequent construction of geological volumes by offering fast access to alternative geological interpretations (using automatic data clustering techniques, implicit modeling based on a geostatistical engine which enables the characterisation of the uncertainty attached to the envelopes)Assessing the level of confidence that can be placed in the validity of the estimates produced focusing on the risk for radical errors or fatal flaws and appraising the materiality and risk attached to the decisions taken to perform the estimation of your deposits, in particular in the way they impact the economic evaluation of the project.“With Minestis workflow, you can quickly test the materiality of any suggested improvements/changes in the Mineral Resource Estimation parameters. In particular, the characterisation of the stationarity of the main ore domains, and relevance of histogram declustering, variogram, kriging neighbourhood, and top-cut parameters can be safely appraised. By letting you rapidly test improvements through running check estimates, Minestis will enable you to comment on the materiality of the differences between the Mineral Resource Estimation results and your benchmark estimates. You may also in the process rapidly assess”:the sensitivity of global and local estimates to compositing strategy;the sensitivity of global and local estimates to neighborhood definitions through superior Kriging Neighbourhood Analysis;the sensitivity of global and local estimates to top-cutting strategy;the sensitivity of global and local estimates to change of support models.“By offering eventually automated reporting functionalities, you will satisfy the criteria of transparency required in the reporting of your benchmarking and review strategies, to clearly assess and demonstrate the impact of the estimation parameters on the subsequent Mineral Resource Estimation that support the economic valuation of the project.”last_img read more

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Qatar 2015 Day 4 Germany beat Russia – Poland win thriller against

Argentina Final Here are the complete results of the Day 4 at 24th Men’s Handball World Championship in Qatar. Final 27–26 Germany Final Czech Republic France Russia 23–24 Egypt 32–24 24–28 Iceland ← Previous Story Brothers’ handball story – 11 from 24 teams with the “same blood” in Qatar Next Story → Poland win tight battle ove Argentina 22–36 Algeria Final Poland Group C:Sweden 4France 4Egypt 2Iceland 2Czech Republic 0Algeria 0Group D:Germany 4Denmark 3Russia 2Poland 2Argentina 1Saudi Arabia 0 Denmark 18–38 Saudi Arabia Final Sweden read more

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Heres how the London Independent covered Prince Georges christening

first_img(Pics: @Independent via Twitter/ThePaperboy.com) ) Read: ‘Royal baby’ Prince George is christened > THE INDEPENDENT HAS always done things differently when it comes to coverage of the royal family.While its counterparts in Britain ran pages of text and photographs today about the christening of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s son Prince George – 15 pages were dedicated to it in the Daily Mail alone – the fiercely republican Independent relegated the news to one 19-word sentence at the bottom of page 27.Gotta admire their brevity.Just for comparison, here’s the front pages of some of the other papers:last_img read more

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Shadow Minister of Health Addresses Pollution

first_img Related Items:beautiful by nature, edwin astwood, pollution, shadow minister of health Recommended for you Grand Turk, 16 Oct 2014 – Our islands are uniquely beautiful by nature. Therefore, the onus is on us to preserve it for future generations. Consider this: the average household produces one to two 19 gallon bags of rubbish in one week. Now consider the amount of rubbish that is produced on your street…then your district…then your island…then our country. Imagine most of that rubbish being scattered about your island. You may live on an island that has a schedule for garbage collection; where residents keep their properties and their surroundings tidy; and there are no uncaring persons polluting the environment with garbage and refuse. Then you can claim our slogan, “Beautiful by nature.”As Shadow Minister for Health and the elected member for Grand Turk South and Salt Cay, I am hereby appealing to the residents on our islands to join me in my campaign to keep our islands clean. We can quantify the advantages of a clean community. The benefits run the gamut from an economic stand point to a healthy environment.We rely on tourists who come to our shores. Do we want them to take one look and decide never to return? We can play our part by practicing healthy, cleanly habits. Let us adopt these two slogans and make them our mantras:Put it in the can, man;Keep our islands clean, green and pristine.Litterers and dumpers are not welcomed in our beautiful by nature islands. Each resident can make a difference by adhering to practices that enhance our beauty rather than detract from it. We may not see road signs that warn of fines for littering, but that should not deter us from becoming civic minded, nonetheless.“Out of all those hundreds and hundreds of islands lying in the seas and oceans of the earth, the Turks & Caicos are our islands. Grand Turk is my little one, so we just got to be aware of them and take care of them.” This is my personal creed.I implore those among us who do not care about our islands and the environment to desist from destroying their beauty. We must all do our part, especially the Government, who I see as turning a blind eye to this situation of pollution within our islands.On any given Cruise ship day on Grand Turk there are thousands persons on the streets, moving around, sightseeing, taking pictures, and visiting places of interest. What are they seeing and photographing? Should they see the garbage accumulating on a vacant lot opposite the old police station, near the Museum? Is this the image that the Minister of Tourism wishes to sell as the lasting image of Grand Turk? Is this what the Minister of Environment considers to be “Beautiful by Nature”? Is this how the Minister of Government Support Services lend support to the environment? And is this what the Minister of Health considers to be promoting a healthy life style? Does this Government really care about any of this? From my observations, it does not look so. I, along with other private citizens and groups, have been assisting in cleaning our island. However, we need the Government to do its part. My advice to the Government:Provide adequate resources to the departments responsible for garbage collection and cleaning; Promote caring for the environment;Enforce laws for protecting our “Beautiful by Nature Country”, please.End.Hon Edwin AstwoodShadow Minister of HealthMP for Grand Turk South and Salt Cay School fire reveals serious cracks in emergency response in Grand Turk Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Salt Cay being ignored, Member & Native demand better Change is on the horizon says PDM Leader Sharlene Cartwright Robinson Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Effective Use of Water Resources in The Bahamas Discussed at 12th UNESCO

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 4, 2017 – Nassau – John Bowleg, in his address at the 12th UNESCO Meeting, highlighted the promotion of research towards further exploration of combined Seawater Reverse Osmosis, Seawater District Cooling and Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (SDC/SWRO/OTEC) for sustainable development, climate adaptation, and climate change mitigation in The Bahamas.Mr. Bowleg, The Bahamas’ International Hydrological Programme (IHP) Focal Point representative, made a presentation on Groundwater Resources Assessment under the Pressures of Humanity and Climate Change (GRAPHIC) at the September 18-21, 2017 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization International Hydrological Programme and Meeting of National Committees and Focal Points at the British Colonial Hilton.Mr. Bowleg, explained that the UNESCO GRAPHIC concept is the effective use of the water resources of The Bahamas for the provision/production of energy, energy efficient cooling of buildings and production of freshwater by SWRO.“OTEC is a sustainable application that has been explored — using the temperature differential of the cooler deep and warmer surface seawater to run a heat engine.  SWRO, a costly alternative, has been used to address concerns for the availability of freshwater resources in The Bahamas.    SDC has been utilized to lessen the required energy consumption of cooling large structures.“Both water supply and energy demand are constraints of achieving sustained economic growth throughout the islands of The Bahamas.   The presentation is geared to promote research towards The Bahamas further exploring combined SDC/SWRO/ OTEC for sustainable development, climate adaptation, and climate change mitigation,” he said.By: Kathryn CampbellPhoto Caption:Minister of the Environment and Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira is pictured (right) with The Bahamas’ UNESCO International Hydrological Programme representative, John Bowleg at the opening session of the 12th UNESCO Meeting at the British Colonial Hilton in September.  (Photo/Mike Swann, Water and Sewerage Corporation) Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Vote Karen Cassella For Middlesex North Register Of Deeds

first_imgDear Editor,The race for the Registrar of Deeds, Middlesex County is different this year. Richard Howe has an opponent, one of only 2 in his 24 years in this position. In fact, his opponent, Karen Cassella, works for him. I know Karen, her family, her work ethic. She is one of the hardest working people I know.Karen has worked at the Registry of Deeds for over 26 years. She started back in 1992 as a Data Processing Clerk. She has the same title, on paper, since day one. However, Karen wears many “hats”. Karen provides services as a Document Reception Clerk, a Senior Certificate Writer-Land Court, Notary, and other services that most folks don’t even know exist in the Registry of Deeds. Don’t let her current title fool you! Karen has experience; hands on experience. Karen works with the people of Middlesex County on a daily basis. Karen is NOT afraid to get her hands dirty. She works one-on-one with customers assisting them with the Registry of Deeds website, reviewing and recording legal documents, and just answering questions.It is time for a change. Time to elect a new candidate who has the skills and the work ethic to make the Registry of Deeds move to the new Judicial Center a great success! Don’t be afraid of change….Vote Karen Cassella….You won’t be disappointed…Sincerely,Karen GrayLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related40 Properties Sold In Wilmington In AugustIn “Business”42 Properties Sold In Wilmington In JulyIn “Business”44 Properties Sold In Wilmington In JuneIn “Business”last_img read more

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Shop worker shot dead in Dum Dum

first_imgKolkata: A person was shot dead at Dum Dum in North 24-Parganas on Friday evening.The deceased identified as Ganesh Kundu (28) was a staff at a decorator’s shop. It is suspected that he had some personal enmity with someone, who killed him. According to locals, Kundu was alone at the shop in the evening near Gorabazar in Dum Dum. Around 7:30 pm, two unknown persons came on a bike. All of a sudden, one of them took out a firearm and shot Kundu on his head from point blank range. Before the pedestrians or locals could react, the miscreant fled the scene riding the bike. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeKundu immediately was rushed to Dum Dum Municipal Hospital and later shifted to R G Kar hospital. But Kundu was declared brought dead at R G Kar hospital. It is suspected that the miscreants knew about the locality and done their act in a planned way as Dum Dum police station is located at a stone throwing distance. It is also suspected that the miscreants are from Dum Dum area which is an advantage for them. The sleuths are checking with Kundu’s family and friends if they know anything about Kundu and his enmity with someone. Locals informed that the miscreants were wearing helmets and kept faces covered. They also came to know that the owner of the shop where Kundu worked got involved in an altercation with some persons a few days ago. Keeping this fact in mind, police are checking if the incident has any relation with the altercation. The sleuths are also checking with the CCTV footages in the locality to identify the bikers.last_img read more

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Knowledge versus belief

first_imgWe live in a time of such rapid change and incessant invention that it is hard to recall how recent this all is. From the beginning of our dating system, the Birth of Christ, until the dawn of the 17th century, a mere 400 years ago, the world seemed to stand still intellectually. There was plenty of physical action: wars, pestilence and famine over and over again, but very little intellectual progress. In the West, at least, this could be attributed largely to the influence of the Roman Catholic Church, a vigilantly conservative institution that equated Knowledge with Belief. Based largely on a Babylonian myth the Earth was the center of the Universe and the Sun and stars revolved around it. One only needed to look upwards to see the truth. Jack O’Brien To question these facts was to risk being burned or boiled alive. Then in 1543, safely on his deathbed, the Polish polymath Copernicus published a revolutionary treatise proclaiming the Heliocentric Theory that the Earth and planets revolved around the Sun. The idea was so obviously ridiculous that the Church paid little attention to it until Galileo of Pisa, who had employed the newly invented telescope to study planetary orbits, announced his support of Copernicus. In 1632 the Holy Inquisition, enraged, accused him of heresy, citing the Book of Psalms, which at 93.1 and 96.10 declared that the World was immovable. And, even though Galileo recanted, placed him under house arrest for the rest of his life. The heretical works of both Copernicus and Galileo were placed on the Index of Prohibited Books until 1835.But the cat was already out of the bag. If the Church could be wrong about cosmology, might it also be wrong about Belief? The Church had already compromised its integrity by including in its Canon, or system of belief, the Hebrew Torah, re-naming it The Old Testament.The Torah is a record, compiled over many centuries, of the oral and written traditions of a group of contentious tribes whose only claim to our attention is an unfashionable monotheism combined with a continuing belief in the advent of a Messiah. Translated from Biblical Hebrew into Greek, this word became ‘Chrystos’, meaning the Anointed One, corresponding to the English Great Leader along with Caesar, Czar or Kaiser all from the same root. Messiah had no divine connotation, and was in fact applied to King Cyrus of Persia around 500 BC.The decision by the early Church to re-define the word Messiah as Savior and to award it divine status, then to equate Jesus the Nazarene with the Jewish Messiah was doubtless intended to legitimize Jesus’ ministry as the culmination of a series of prophesies going back for centuries. But the violent history of primitive tribes contrasted oddly with the compassionate teachings of the Nazarene.Then, having made off with several centuries of Jewish tradition the Church added insult to injury by roundly blaming the Jews for the crucifixion of their man. No wonder the parties wouldn’t talk to each other for a millennium.Furthermore, even in the New Testament the downright mystical concepts of he Holy Trinity, the Immaculate Conception, the Resurrection and the Remission of Sins, together with the performance of miracles were obviously imported from sources far to he East of Jerusalem and failed to impress an increasingly sophisticated audience in the 17th century. Finally, by declaring as heresy and burning objectors to these dubious ideas, along with increasingly corrupt administration, the Roman Catholic Church with its insistence on belief became vulnerable to widespread criticism.All of these factors, including the sale of Papal Indulgencies and relics of the True Cross combined to start people thinking about the difference between Belief and Knowledge and culminated in the Renaissance, a period of intellectual and artistic ferment which eventually gave birth to he French Revolution of 1789, when embedded concepts of Authority, such as the Divine Right of Kings and Papal Infallibility finally came into question. The parallel Scientific Revolution, which treated Knowledge as a totally separate field of inquiry from Belief, took off like a rocket and is still with us.But Science does not offer the consolations of Religion, which by providing justification for our existence and promising a better life after death fulfills a basic need for its adherents. Science, moreover, has still not answered the final question: who or what created the Universe? And until it has done that it cannot claim to be a credible alternative to Religion. It will probably turn out that our own Universe is merely a particle in a greater Universe, which in turn is only one of an infinite regression of universes. The human mind as it is presently constructed is capable of postulating but not of comprehending such an eventuality, and we must wait for Evolution to solve the problem for us. Meanwhile, we always have Belief. Facebook Commentscenter_img No related posts.last_img read more

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first_imgThe 2018 inaugural cruise aboard brand new shipAmerican Cruise Lines, is pleased to announce that on April 18th, its brand new 2018 ship, American Constitution will make its inaugural cruise on Chesapeake Bay with an all new American Revolution itinerary. Sailing along the historic shores near our Nation’s capital, the new American Revolution itinerary celebrates this gorgeous region steeped in American history. The cruise will further highlight Chesapeake Bay, known as the “Blue Crab Capitol of the World,” as guests will savor local recipes and enjoy the freshest Maryland crab throughout their journey back in time—to the dawn of America.American Constitution will transport guests to the quaint towns and historic cities that shaped this great nation and continue to inspire visitors today. Roundtrip from Baltimore, this 10-day, 11-night cruise makes stops in Norfolk, VA; Williamsburg, VA; Yorktown, VA; Washington, D.C.;  Mount Vernon, VA; Cambridge, MD; St. Michaels, MD; Annapolis, MD; and Chestertown, MD.Lauded by Cruise Critic for award-winning onboard enrichment, American Cruise Lines brings together Revolutionary War experts, historians, authors and reenactors to bring the rich history of this region to life. Led by seasoned experts such as Dr. Harold Cones and Don Albert, guests on the American Revolution cruise, will be treated to tours, lectures, and presentations that illuminate the monuments, cities, and lore that shaped our nation.Itinerary highlights include visits to the cities of the “Historic Triangle,” Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown; tours of Washington, D.C., our nation’s capital; Mount Vernon, George Washington’s 18th century home; and Annapolis, home to many of our Founding Fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence. Guests can visit our national monuments and take a private tour of the Smithsonian Museums. They can visit Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad exhibit or sail on an authentic “Skipjack” through the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. On board and on shore, this American Revolution cruise is a cultural experience not to be missed.American Constitution has the largest staterooms in the industry, private furnished balconies, and all the finest cruising amenities. Guests will sail in complete comfort and splendor aboard this brand new, fully stabilized 2018 ship. American Constitution is the sister-ship to American Cruise Lines’ popular new 2017 ship American Constellation, which has moved to the West Coast to sail the Line’s Pacific Northwest itineraries in 2018.About American Cruise Lines:American Cruise Lines is the largest cruise line in the U.S. and the premier leader in the industry. The Line has become the gold standard for cruising in the U.S. through a focus on ship innovation and a tradition of introducing only brand new ships. In 2018, with 10 ships, the Line operates the largest modern fleet of authentic paddlewheelers, small coastal cruise ships and the only modern riverboat in the country. With over 35 itineraries to 25 states, the Line cruises along the rivers, as well as the coastal and inland waterways of New England, Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, the Mississippi River system, and the Southeast.For reservations or to learn more about the Inaugural Season aboard American ConstitutionPlease visit:  AmericanCruiseLines.com  or call  1-800-814-6880.Follow us on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/americancruiselinesFollow us on Twitter at:  https://twitter.com/American_Cruise.Source = American Cruise Lineslast_img read more

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first_imgLady Gaga, fiance Christian Carino no longer together by The Associated Press Posted Feb 19, 2019 1:50 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img NEW YORK — Lady Gaga and her fiance, talent agent Christian Carino, have split up.A representative for the singer-actress confirmed the news to The Associated Press on Tuesday. No more details were provided.Gaga, 32, and Carino, 49, began dating in 2017. Gaga was previously engaged to actor Taylor Kinney.Gaga has a big week ahead: She is a double nominee at Sunday’s Academy Awards for her work in “A Star Is Born.” Her nominations include best actress and best original song for “Shallow,” which won two Grammys and a Golden Globe.The Academy Awards will air live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Los AngelesThe Associated Presslast_img read more

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I thought they could have done better (sic) "But anyway from fifth we go to eighth" Champion Lewis Hamilton grabbed a record seventh pole at the Australian race for Mercedes surpassing Ayrton Senna’s six and leaving a gap of more than six-tenths of a second to Ferrari’s second-placed Kimi Raikkonen Red Bull arrived in Melbourne with great expectations but finished behind both the Ferraris with Max Verstappen to start fourth alongside four-times champion Sebastian Vettel "I think the qualifying first parts were OK but at the end we just missed a few tenths" Ricciardo said "It looked like it was all in the first sector (of the circuit) "I don’t really know with the balance what I could have done much more there so I’ll see now Yes for sure it was frustrating a little bit" Red Bull team principal Christian Horner earlier said he had never seen Ricciardo so enraged "I don’t think (the stewards) wanted to give him the penalty but they had to" the Briton said "You could see from the wording of the statement that they tried to water it down as best they could "It’s just so unfortunate for Daniel home driver home race I’ve never seen him as angry as he was last night It’s still eating him up and he’s still pretty revved up about it" Ricciardo who has won five races for Red Bull has had a bitter record at Albert Park where no Australian racer has won In 2014 he finished second behind Mercedes winner Nico Rosberg but was later disqualified due to a technical infringement that was no fault of his own Last year he crashed during qualifying had to start the race from pit-lane due to a reliability problem and ended up retiring midway Researchers have taken several steps toward using stem cells to treat a rare genetic disease that leaves people with skin so fragile it blisters at the slightest touch A trio of lab and animal studies reported today could help pave the way for a clinical trial for the disorder called epidermolysis bullosa (EB) Although EB is quite rare occurring in one in 20000 births about 500000 people around the world suffer from some form of the disease It is caused by defects in any of several genes that code for proteins such as collagen that link the top and bottom layers of skin The gene defect creates fragile skin that easily tears resulting in painful blisters and sores There is no cure; physicians usually treat symptoms only by dressing wounds and treating infections Those with severe forms of EB who survive childhood are also prone to skin cancer and often die from that by their mid-40s A few years ago researchers tried gene therapy in a single EB patient using a virus to add a corrective gene to skin cells cultured from that person and then grafting sheets of them onto his legs Although the repaired cells took hold the risks of the virus used in the trial and challenges of growing enough cells to cover a large surface area led researchers to look for other options Several groups have now turned to induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells a type of cell created by reprogramming adult cells back into an embryonic state These iPS cells can be coaxed to grow into large quantities of various adult tissues that are genetically matched to a person and therefore less likely to be rejected by the immune system than cells from a donor A Columbia University team pursuing the iPS cell approach recently took advantage of the fact that some EB patients have skin cells that somehow lose the disease-causing mutations and turn back into healthy cells The scientists transformed some of these “revertant” cells into iPS cells then from them grew skin cells called keratinocytes that expressed the type of collagen missing in the patients When grafted onto the back of a strain of mice with a weak immune system that would not reject the cells from a different species the keratinocytes grew into human skin and produced the correct form of collagen Using revertant cells in this manner for EB could avoid the risks of gene therapy and “be a little more straightforward” says study leader Angela Christiano But only about 20% to 30% of people with EBhave revertant skin cells so other groups have taken a more traditional approach In a second study researchers at Stanford University in Palo Alto California created iPS cells from skin cells taken from three EB patients lacking a collagen different from the type studied by the Columbia team They then fixed the genetic defect in the stem cells before turning them back into keratinocytes These steps can potentially introduce harmful mutations and the original cells from EB patients can also carry cancer-causing mutations But the team reduced this risk by genetically screening and banking only iPS cells free of harmful mutations The cells grew as skin grafts on mice for up to a month before the cells died Neither of these studies showed that cells could help treat the disease in an animal with EB But in the third study researchers in Josef Penninger’s lab at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna did just that by deriving iPS cells from the skin cells of mice with the same defect as the EB patients studied by the Stanford group They then repaired the collagen gene; turned the cells into fibroblasts another type of skin cell; and injected them under the sick mice’s skin These cells formed skin layers that expressed the correct form of collagen for 18 weeks Together the three papers published today in Science Translational Medicine “should provide a lot of optimism that this approach has a lot of legs” says Anthony Oro who co-led the Stanford study with Marius Wernig Both his group and the Columbia team have applied for funding to launch trials of the iPS cell treatment in EB patients Although the reports are promising they also show the challenges of using such cells for the skin disorder says stem cell scientist Lorenz Studer of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City He points out that the researchers haven’t yet found the right recipe for producing human skin cells that live longer than a few weeks “This therapy is still kind of on hold until the field can achieve long-term engraftment” Studer says Jakub Tolar of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities who also studies iPS and gene therapy for EB highlights another issue The skin graft approach won’t treat internal problems that many EB patients suffer from due to the disease’s effects on the lining of the gut and esophagus Tolar is working on a riskier but more comprehensive solution: giving EB patients bone marrow transplants of gene-corrected cells made using iPS cells Still he’s impressed by the current trio of papers “It’s gratifying to see they have taken it this far” Tolar says

2018 Last year’s host Hasan Minaj tweeted his support for the comedian before the dinner, Minn. marina the Rileys said their pain was compounded by a protracted legal process surrounding the boat’s driver who eventually pleaded guilty to homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicleThe family held a front-row seat to a criminal justice system they said left them disillusioned and disgusted"I’ll never call it the justice system again" Mark Riley saidIn spite of complaints from the Rileys and others about how drunken drivers exist within the criminal justice system alcohol-related fatalities and injuries have plummeted in recent decades in Minnesota and WisconsinOfficials agree they’ve made headway on reducing the frequency and impact of drunken driving But when it comes to meting out justice solutions vary by state Wisconsin has moved toward enacting stiffer penalties for repeat offenders while Minnesota has turned its focus on rehabilitating offenders outside of prisonChief among the Rileys’ concerns is sentencing in which Wisconsin judges have ultimate discretion and can override Department of Corrections recommendations victims’ wishes and even plea agreementsIn the family’s case the negotiated plea agreement called for a year in jail The judge sentenced Patrick Puhalla who had previous drunken-driving convictions in Minnesota to six months in jail on work release"We felt like Dave’s life meant nothing" Sue Riley saidWhile that judge Buffalo-Pepin County Circuit Court Judge James Duvall offered a lighter sentence data suggests Wisconsin judges are more likely to imprison chronic and repeat drunken drivers than their Minnesota counterpartsAccording to the Minnesota Department of Corrections 546 people were incarcerated in state prisons for DWI-related offenses as of last month In Wisconsin the number of inmates serving time in prison for impaired driving offenses is nearly four times higher according to the state’s corrections departmentAnalysis of conviction data shows courts in Minnesota and Wisconsin found a combined 48165 impaired drivers guilty last year enough to overfill Target Field or Miller ParkRoughly one-third were repeat offenders leading to public calls for harsher penalties and other solutions such as expanded use of ignition interlock systems requiring an alcohol breath test before starting a vehicleMinnesota lawmakers have tread cautiously in imposing harsher prison sentences following concerns of prison overcrowdingOthers feel sentencing chronic offenders isn’t an effective path toward getting to the root of the problem"I think you’ll find that people who have 10 or 15 DWIs a majority of them have probably spent time in prison" said David Bernstein chairman of the Minnesota’s DWI Task Force whose mission includes raising awareness about impaired driving "They’re back because their addiction was never addressed"Drunken driving courtsJanet Carlson knew she was dying but didn’t know if she could stop drinkingMore than five years ago the Minnesota mother was charged with her first DWI Within the span of two years she faced two moreThe first judge she saw told her he doubted he’d ever see her again she recalled Not long after she found herself in front of a Washington County judge facing the same offense after leaving a party in Woodbury"I didn’t know I was dealing with alcoholism" Carlson said "My problems were starting to pile up but my life had been pretty normal up until that point"Carlson saw she had a problem but struggled to keep to her sobriety Her first relapse ended with a third DWIThe first time was a fluke she said; the second time she was getting away from an abusive boyfriend "The third time I was sitting there saying ‘this is me’ and if this keeps up I’m going to die or I’m going to kill somebody" Carlson saidShe enrolled in Hennepin County’s DWI court one of 18 specialty courts in the state repeat offenders have the option to enter But the process is rigorous and comes with steep conditions including random drug and alcohol screenings mandatory support meetings and regular check-ins with a judge for roughly 18 monthsAside from fines fees and other penalties the maximum penalty for a third DWI is a year in jail For Carlson her latest offense put her one step away from becoming a felonOfficials have touted successes the program has had in reducing the likelihood someone drives drunk again by about 70 percent and saves the state millions of dollarsMeanwhile St Croix County is planning to join 18 other Wisconsin counties with active OWI courts next yearCounties without OWI courts often include offenders in drug courts where officials say they’re often a poor fit Judge Michael Waterman who presides over the St Croix County’s drug court said it’s crafted mainly with methamphetamine addicts as the target group This makes the system of sanctions treatment and rewards out of whack with what works for OWI offenders he said"It’s almost like putting a square peg in a round hole" said St Croix County Circuit Court Judge Scott NeedhamThe judges said there’s little statewide data so far to quantify the program’s effectiveness but they noted that two Wisconsin counties — Eau Claire and Milwaukee — have so-called evidence-based decision-making systems that have proven successfulStiffer penaltiesWisconsin remains the nation’s only state that doesn’t criminalize first drunken-driving offenses a policy that’s drawn fire from critics who say the lack of criminal punishment sends the wrong messageWhen a person is found guilty of drunken driving in Wisconsin offenders receive a forfeiture and a fine the first time Sometimes they’re not even arrested on the spotFew argue the policy is out of step but numerous obstacles suggest it’s unlikely to changeNeedham said it’s possible light penalties for first-timers serves as a catalyst for repeat offenses However the director of Wisconsin’s state courts determined criminalizing first OWIs would require adding about a dozen more circuit-court judges to handle the extra caseloads Needham said As it stands municipal courts sort out many first offensesWaterman said there’s also a flipside to not criminalizing first offenses Those OWIs aren’t subject to the same due process as criminal allegations so they get through the system faster than they might otherwise by allowing offenders to plead guilty quickly and begin attending programming the judge saidWaterman noted many Minnesota DWIs are plea-bargained down to reckless driving violations which are also non-criminal"You’re basically getting the same effect we have in Wisconsin" he saidSeldom does that happen in Wisconsin Needham said In 23 years on the bench he said he can count "on one hand" the number of OWI cases amended to a lesser offense in St Croix CountyRep Jim Ott R-Mequon has long sought tougher drunken driving laws He said he’d support a bill criminalizing first offenses but has softened his position over the yearsThe prospect of a criminal conviction sticking on a person’s record for a potentially youthful indiscretion can be troubling for lawmakers Ott saidHe floated the possibility of criminalizing first offenses with the condition of a "lookback period" wiping the offense after five years if a driver doesn’t re-offendPenalties vs recidivismRoughly one in seven Minnesota motorists has at least one DWI according to the Department of Public Safety Of those 42 percent have a prior DWI in their lifetimeCourts throughout the state found 23392 people guilty of impaired driving in 2016 with 1839 convicted of their fourth or higher violationA study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration highlights Minnesota as having the nation’s highest rate of recidivism for impaired driving"Drinking and driving even though there’s been a lot of strides in so many ways feels like a culture" Sue Riley said "It’s still just out there"Nearly half of Minnesota and Wisconsin counties saw increases or no change in the number of chronic drunk drivers with four or more offenses between 2015 and 2016 according to an analysis of conviction dataNeedham said that if harsher penalties result in fewer drunken-driving offenses there’s not yet a mountain of evidence to support it"I’m not seeing that correlation" said Needham who serves as chief judge of Wisconsin’s 10th judicial districtLast year Wisconsin lawmakers passed laws making fourth OWI convictions a felonyThe state saw more than 9000 chronic OWI offenders in the past five years conviction data shows Minnesota courts convicted more than 10000 over the same time periodWaterman speculates only a certain segment of the population responds to heightened penalties Often people learn from their first mistake whether or not it’s criminalized he saidMinnesota laws carve out a number of exceptions allowing judges to sentence differently on their own"Each county each judge each city encounters its own issues with repeat offenders" said Joe Van Thomme a city prosecutor for Woodbury and other east metro cities "Some counties are harder than others some judges are harder than others"Prosecutors aim to strike a balance for what repeat offenders need including jail time alcohol abuse treatment monitoring or any mixture of those methods Van Thomme said the various means to issue correction tends to be on an individual basisStill some people are not ready to give up drinking making them poor candidates for treatment programs"There are defendants that I look at and say ‘I don’t know what to do with you anymore’" Van Thomme saidLegislative fixesWisconsin Rep Jim Ott introduced the 2016 bill that led to fourth OWI convictions becoming a felony"The penalties are not high enough" he said "We have a ways to go"A few bills he’s introduced are gaining traction in Madison One would set a mandatory 18-month jail sentence for fifth and sixth drunken-driving convictions Current laws only call for six monthsAnother bill would set a mandatory five-year minimum for offenders convicted in an alcohol-related road fatalityOtt acknowledges the bill adds $660000 to the corrections department’s annual expense He said he weighs that against the possibility an offender kills someone elseAnother bill proposes a lifetime ban on offenders who reach four OWIs The bill proposed by Racine Republican Sen Van Wanggaard also bans drivers with at least two OWIs and two felony-level driving offenses"This will push people to realize that this is not a game anymore" Wanggaard said of the bill which is likely to see a Senate floor vote this fallThe bill provides a pathway back to licensure after 10 years but with heavy restrictionsEven then drivers would be subject to alcohol monitoring Wanggaard said Most people simply won’t go for that he said and the license is basically gone for lifeThe bill also calls for jail time if those convicts are caught driving while revokedMinnesota has also struggled with drivers continuing to drive in spite of a revoked license"One of the unfortunate deficiencies of Minnesota’s system is there is a lot of honor code systems" said Bernstein of the Minnesota DWI Task ForceHe points to a shortfall allowing convicted drunken drivers to continue driving despite having a revoked license: They simply drive illegallyThat’s because driving on a revoked license is a payable offense similar to a speeding or parking ticket Some people don’t pay it Bernstein said"Their citations sit out there in purgatory while they continue to drive illegally" he saidThe task force asked the Legislature to up the penalty to a criminal offense when revocations stem from a DWILawmakers were lukewarm on the idea with some saying it amounted to punishing offenders twice for the same crime The courts also worried it would strain the judicial system"It just wasn’t a priority" Bernstein saidMinnesota Sen Dan Schoen agrees there’s a strong need for consequences especially for chronic offenders But balancing punishments with the need to treat offenders with alcohol addictions is tricky the St Paul Park DFLer said"You can penalize someone all you want but if they’re sick they’re sick" said Schoen who also is a police officer in nearby Cottage Grove "They’re going to get behind the wheel because they’re not making clear decisions"Ignition interlocksBelieving a solution is in separating the drunk from the driver some have pushed to create a barrier through expanded use of ignition interlock devicesMothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) has pushed for policies requiring interlock devices for all DWI offenders and for longer durations The device requires drivers blow into a mouthpiece before starting the vehicle and as they drive"Even people who want to get sober will have relapses" Bernstein said "There’s not a ton that we can do to control alcohol intake but what the ignition interlock does is prevent the driving"First-time offenders are required to install an interlock device only if they’re twice the legal limit Minnesota judges can also require them for a person with three or more DWIs for up to six years depending on the number of offenses they haveIn Wisconsin the devices can be ordered for a year on first and second offenses if alcohol concentration is 015 or more The interlock equipment — or a 24-hour sobriety program — is required for at least one year on third offensesSome worry the costs are prohibitive for mandating the program for all convictionsOffenders bear the total cost of the devices which can cost between $1000 to $2000 annually Add the costs of fines attorney’s fee hiked up insurance costs and it can quickly become out of reach for some people Bernstein saidOfficials also point to a lack of transportation options especially in rural communities Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft for example are not available in places like St Croix or Pierce counties in Wisconsin as well as areas in greater Minnesota and WisconsinShoen said he believes revoking licenses for a long period of time such as the Wisconsin proposal could make it difficult for offenders to enter back into society"I want these people to go to work and pay their taxes" he said "No one wakes up and says ‘I’m going to get my 10th DUI and go to prison for four years’"Ott the Wisconsin Republican is pushing for greater use of the ignition interlock device The current law has a loophole he said that doesn’t require convicts install the device while they’re on suspended licenses"The problem is some people choose to drive before their license is reinstated" Ott saidHis bill would create a violation for certain offenders driving any vehicle without an interlock device during the duration of their probationA new lifeThe case involving their son’s death exposed Mark and Sue Riley to an aspect of licensing they’d never experiencedSome repeat offenders in Minnesota can be issued what’s called a B-card which allows them to regain their driver’s license after a third or higher DWI offense But there’s one caveat — they can’t drink or legally purchase alcoholThe Rileys learned the man later convicted in the fatal crash Bayport resident Puhalla had been issued a B-card prior to the 2013 incidentThe state issued 1803 cards last year according to the Department of Public SafetyViolating the conditions are severe and include criminal charges as well as proof that a person has abstained from drugs and alcohol for sometime up to six years before their license is reinstatedB-card recipients aren’t under monitoring in order to abide their sobriety pledge They only have to put it in writing"There’s a lot that needs to be changed" said Lisa Alvarez David Riley’s partner who questioned how the state monitors repeat offenders on no-drink provisionsJust as victims like Alvarez and the Rileys adjust to a new way of life so too do offenders like Janet Carlson Sober since her last offense she volunteers at DWI court a few days each week to lend support to others in a similar position as hersThe memory of her daughter picking her up from jail is still fresh "Mom I knew you wanted to be sober I just didn’t know if you could" Carlson recalls her telling herShe’s open about her past and is given the flexibility to work her schedule around days she volunteers at the court"I get a front-row seat to miracles every day" Carlson said Why not? 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