Billy Frank Jr. Tell Your Story Act Passes in the House…

first_imgFacebook27Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Office of Congressman Denny HeckToday the House of Representatives passed the Billy Frank Jr. Tell Your Story Act by a vote of 413-2. The bill, H.R. 2270, previously advanced out of the House Natural Resources Committee by a unanimous vote, will now go to the U.S. Senate for consideration.“Like many Washingtonians, I frequently pass the sign on I-5 indicating the way to the wildlife refuge,” Rep. Denny Heck said. “I cannot wait to make that drive and see the name of our friend Billy, who mattered so much to the health and welfare of our area. It will remind me of the special place we call home and the people that cared for its wellbeing. I would like to thank everyone, notably Indian Country, the Republican majority, and a unified Washington House delegation who joined together in this effort. This passage is a fitting tribute to Billy and the treaty rights he lent his advocacy to for a lifetime.”Heck spoke on the House floor today during the debate on the bill, mentioning Billy’s advice to always “tell your story.”“Billy was instrumental in helping to restore the Nisqually River watershed. Today it is one of the healthiest in the state. He didn’t do it alone – it took the work of many. But most of all it took cooperation of the kind that Billy helped to create everywhere he went. Naming the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge after Billy would be a fitting tribute to the man who loved that watershed so much,” Lorraine Loomis, Chair of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, said.Cosponsors include the entire Washington state Congressional delegation, Congressional Native American Caucus Co-Chairs Tom Cole (R-Okla.) and Betty McCollum (D-Minn.), Chair of Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Don Young (R-Alaska), and Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.).Earlier this month, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) introduced companion Senate legislation, S. 2326, and President Barack Obama posthumously awarded Billy Frank Jr. the Presidential Medal of Freedom, saying “his magnetic personality and tireless advocacy over more than 50 years made him a revered figure both domestically and abroad.”BackgroundBilly Frank Jr. was known as a tireless champion for treaty rights, tribal sovereignty, and salmon recovery. He was on the front lines in the campaign against state-imposed limits on tribal fishing, known as the Fish Wars in the 1960s and 1970s where he organized “fish-ins”—modeled after the sit-ins of the civil rights movement. Those efforts lead to the 1974 Boldt decision, which reaffirmed the Tribes’ rights to half of the fish harvest in Washington.Billy Frank Jr. was awarded the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism and the Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010, and posthumously received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015.  As chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC), Frank worked to bring together tribes, local, state, and federal officials to further strengthen treaty rights and environmental protection laws.The Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1974 to protect the Nisqually River Delta, a biologically rich and diverse area at the southern end of Puget Sound.  While most major estuaries in the state have been filled, dredged, or developed, Nisqually River’s has been set aside for wildlife.  Last year the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center was named after Congressman Norm Dicks, a friend of Billy Frank Jr. who pushed for federal support to complete the acquisition of the Refuge and protect the Nisqually Delta.The Treaty of Medicine Creek, signed on December 26, 1854, established reservation land as well as the right to fish “at all usual and accustomed grounds and stations” for Puget Sound area tribes.last_img read more

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JOHN HENRY TURF CHAMPIONSHIP STAKES QUOTES – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2016

first_img            HOWARD GROSSMAN (Stable Manager for part-owner Sharon Alesia): “He’s probably the most honest horse we’ve ever owned. This horse is one hell of an honest horse.”            GARY STEVENS, ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR, WINNER: “This was a great race for him. The speed was down on the inside and it set up nicely. He’s better with a horse in front of him. He’s not very big but he’s full of energy, loves his job and he loves Santa Anita.“I’m excited about the Breeders’ Cup. He’s stepping up in company but he loves a mile and a half. The luxury today was that we didn’t have to win and he’s even better at a mile and a half. This was pretty easy on him and he was looking for even more room to run pulling up.” TRAINER QUOTES JOCKEY QUOTEScenter_img             PETER EURTON, ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR, WINNER: “This is his kind of track. You gotta think this horse is just full of heart. When he’s healthy like he is right now he’s great. Last year, he was a little body sore and I think the trip back east got to him but when he’s healthy, he’s tough to get by.“The six hole helped us out a lot, we got to see what was going on to the inside of us. There was a little bumping going on at the beginning so Gary put him out there wide and it was easier for him to relax.” NOTES: The winning owners are Sharon Alesia of Carlsbad; Michael Mellen (Bran Jam Stable) of Connecticut; and Joe Ciaglia of Upland.last_img read more

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Jeremy Goyings, Nov. 17

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We are down to the last 80 acres for strip-till. It seems like the later we go the nicer it gets. We’ve got some gorgeous strips we have made in the last week or so. The nice weather is making us want to do more work. I think we are going to throw the tile wheel back on the tractor and try to take advantage of some more nice weather. It looks like it may turn cold but we’ll stay dry so we could maybe get in another 40 or 80 acres of tile. We’ll also do a little bit of touching up on some corn stalks if we have fields that are rough from recent tile projects to level things with some light tillage.We sprayed the majority of our acres in the fall this year. We are moving more towards that. We haven’t been getting the good control with perennials by just spraying in the spring. We did the majority of our bean stubble and wheat stubble acres with either Roundup or Roundup and Brash to try and tackle some thistle and some dandelion issues to keep them at bay. It seems hard to kill those in the spring.We stick to a pretty locked-in rotation and don’t let the market dictate us. We try not to adjust the rotation based on markets because by the time you harvest it, the markets may have moved the other way on you anyway.We have locked in some basis for spring delivery but we have done very little locking in of actual price. We will probably do the majority of that from February to May on our 2016 production.I am kind of ready for snow so I can call it a year.last_img read more

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The Power of Perspective

first_imgReferences:HAWKING (n.d.). Retrieved March 14, 2018, from http://www.pbs.org/program/hawking/SALTZ, GAIL M.D. POWER OF DIFFERENT: The Link between Disorder and Genius. FLATIRON BOOKS, 2018.This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on March 23, 2018. Written by Caregiving Team Member Alicia Cassels, MALast week, something significant happened. We lost a gifted individual who has been called one of the greatest scientific minds of our time. His work, at the forefront of quantum mechanics and gravity has been truly revelatory, changing what we know about the very nature of our universe. Stephen Hawking was a scientific rock star in the truest sense, immensely respected by those in his field and by hordes of lay admirers around the world.Using Only His MindLike many, I have followed the work of Stephen Hawking in awe, but the evening of his passing provided me with the opportunity to watch a PBS documentary of his life, narrated by Dr. Hawking himself. I watched as, a brilliant, healthy young man was diagnosed with an illness predicted to take his life in two years. I watched as over time this young man lost his ability to move limbs, speak, write and physically care for himself. That Dr. Hawking was able to make and share any discoveries, scientific or otherwise given the physical challenges he faced is incredible.When completely unable to speak or write and before he received computer assisted communication support, it seemed unthinkable that Dr. Hawking would be able to continue his scientific work. Remarkably, rather than stopping Dr. Hawking persisted, mining an advantage that accompanied the physical setbacks he was experiencing. Unable to work through his thoughts and calculations on paper as he had always done, Dr. Hawking began to deeply explore concepts using only his mind, effectively visualizing problems and solutions. Later, in describing this response to completely losing his ability to write Dr. Hawking said, “By losing the dexterity of my hands I was forced to travel through the universe in my mind.”Dr. Hawking’s practice of traveling the universe, exploring, analyzing and solving problems in his mind eventually proved to be a great advantage in his work — one that he continued to employ throughout the duration of his exceptional career, even after computer technology provided him with the ability to communicate in voice and written form. There were no role models for making the greatest scientific discoveries of a generation while without the ability to engage direct speech or writing. Undeterred, Dr. Hawking built his own vision for what he could accomplish.Brain Differences – A Paradigm ShiftAs I watched the documentary of Dr. Hawking’s life, I was reminded of lessons in a book that I recently read. For me, The Power of Different, authored by Dr. Gail Saltz has one overarching motif. When it comes to diagnosis and prognosis, perspective is everything. In the book, Dr. Saltz, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill-Cornell School of medicine and a psychoanalyst with the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, provides a science-based examination of cognitive advantages that tend to accompany common behavioral health diagnoses. Dr. Saltz argues that reframing the way we think about mental health diagnosis and treatment has the potential to significantly impact life and career trajectories. The book provides detailed discussion of brain advantages that have been associated with, Bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, Depression, ADD, Autism and a number of other common behavioral health diagnoses offering case studies of every day individuals to illustrate the achievements of those who have mined the cognitive advantages like greater empathy, creativity and strong cognitive abilities that have accompanied their diagnoses. Dr. Saltz also documents how some of the greatest thinkers, scientists and artists in history have employed strengths associated with their behavioral health symptoms to find advantage in achieving success in the face of very serious symptoms.Dr. Saltz boldly makes a case for re-labeling what psychiatrists now call mental disorders. Proposing instead that they should be called brain differences, a paradigm shift, that would allow for equal focus on symptom mitigation AND the identification of brain advantages that have been shown through research to be associated with various diagnoses. Dr. Saltz suggests that instead of thinking about an individual who has been diagnosed with a form of Anxiety as simply having symptoms of a disorder, we might begin to think about that individual as having a brain difference that has also been associated with greater accuracy in assessing emotion in others, performing to higher standards at work, and more accurately predicting outcomes.Mining AdvantagesAggressively mining advantages that accompany physical and behavioral health obstacles can be powerful. Imagine providing parents with a list of advantages that tend to accompany symptoms at the same time results of a child’s initial diagnosis are presented. Imagine school interventions focused in equal measure on mining areas of strength as well as symptom mitigation. When we see a child that has been diagnosed with Autism as having a brain difference that includes not only symptoms for mitigation but also cognitive advantages in need of mining, the difference in perspective means everything in terms of life trajectory and career prospects.Dr. Hawking provides evidence that how we think about and use our own potential, the potential of our children and the potential of individuals we encounter in our work and personal lives can have immeasurable impact on what we and they become. Obstacles, even those estimated by all conventional wisdom to be insurmountable have the potential to offer advantage when we understand how to mine, develop and employ the strengths that may be associated. Notwithstanding his incredible scientific teachings, I believe that one of the most powerful and enduring lessons Dr. Hawking has provided to us is about the human condition and the power of perspective. May his teaching inform our lives and professional practice.“However difficult life can seem. There is always something you can do to succeed at it.”-Stephen Hawking (1942-2018)last_img read more

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Kyrie Irving calls LeBron James to apologize, ask for advice on leadership

first_imgIs Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “I had to call Bron, and tell him I apologize for being that young player that wanted everything at his fingertips,” Irving said after the Celtics beat the Toronto Raptors 118-107 on Wednesday night. “I wanted to be the guy that led us to a championship. I wanted to be the leader. I wanted to be all that.”Returning after missing the previous game with a bruised right leg, Irving hit a foul-line fadeaway to give Boston the lead for good, then hit a 31-foot 3-pointer to finish with 27 points. He had 10 points and six of his career-high 18 assists in the fourth quarter — including passes to set up Boston’s last three baskets in a game-ending 17-4 run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Somehow people still think I can’t pass,” Irving said. “When guys are making shots, it made my job a lot easier.”The win snapped a three-game losing streak — all on the road. In lengthy comments after a loss in Orlando on Saturday, Irving called out his less-experienced teammates and said: “We have a lot of learning to do.” Al Horford scored 24 and Jayson Tatum had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Boston, which returned home after losing three straight on the road.Kawhi Leonard scored 33 points and Serge Ibaka had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors, who had won five in a row heading into the matchup of two teams that consider themselves the heir to James’ Cavaliers as the best team in the East. Toronto (33-13) fell percentage points behind Milwaukee (32-12) for the best records in the NBA.“For the most part this year, when we’ve had a really tough team we’ve responded,” said Gordon Hayward, who scored 18 points off the bench. “But we haven’t played like that every single night.”Toronto led 104-100 after Leonard’s three-point play with 4:22 left before Boston scored 17 of the next 19 points. Tatum had a three-point play and then a 3-pointer to give Boston a 106-104 lead, before Toronto tied it.Irving then hit consecutive baskets, popping his jersey for the adoring crowd after connecting on the second from just a step or two inside the center tipoff circle. He then went to the pass, assisting on Boston’s last three baskets of the game before Toronto’s last bucket ended it.“The last three minutes of the game got away from us,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said.After adding Leonard in the offseason, the Raptors have zoomed to the top of the conference standings. But despite getting Irving and Hayward back from injuries that kept them out of last year’s playoffs, when the team went to the conference finals, the Celtics have stumbled their way to the fifth-best record in the East.The Celtics made just one of their first 11 shots in the fourth, giving up nine straight points to trail 92-89 midway through the quarter. But Aron Baynes, who had made 12 3-pointers all season, hit one from the top of key to stop the run and tie it.TRAINER’S ROOMKyle Lowry, who finished with 10 points and seven assists, was poked in the left eye by teammate Pascal Siakam while the two were trying to defend Marcus Smart in the lane. Lowry went down under the basket for the rest of the possession but stayed in the game after a timeout. LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion But he said he came to regret what he said, or at least how he said it.“I did a poor job of setting an example for these young guys what it’s like to get something out of your teammates,” he said. “Going forward, I want to test these young guys, but I can’t do it publicly. That was a learning experience for me, realizing the magnitude of my voice and what I mean to these guys.”And that also made him realize that he owed James an apology for bristling when the star returned from Miami to a Cleveland team that Irving had come to think of as his own.“He’s been in this situation, been there with me, where I’ve been the young guy, been the 22-year-old kid, wanting everything, wanting everything right now,” Irving said.“The responsibility of being the best player in the world and leading a team is something that’s not meant for many people. And Bron was one of those guys that came to Cleveland and tried to really show us what it’s like to win a championship. And it was hard for him. Sometimes getting the most out of the group is not the easiest thing in the world. Fewer are meant for it or chosen for it. And I felt like the best person to call was him.”ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?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 LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments Baynes, who missed a month with a broken bone in his left hand, returned and played 14 minutes, scoring nine points with five rebounds. Irving and Smart also returned after missing Monday’s game in Brooklyn.UP NEXTRaptors: Return home for the second half of a back-to-back against the Phoenix Suns.Celtics: Host Memphis on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nets spoil James Harden’s 58-point night, stun Rockets Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) drives to the basket against Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, right, and forward Serge Ibaka, left, during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The Celtics defeated the Raptors 117-108. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON  — Kyrie Irving said he regretted criticizing his younger teammates, then he made a call to a former teammate he also owed an apology.The Celtics point guard said on Wednesday that he called LeBron James over the weekend to apologize for failing to understand the burden the four-time NBA MVP carried when they played together on the Cleveland Cavaliers.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Volunteer Grants Available

first_imgThe Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FAHCSIA) Volunteer Grants 2013 are now available. Volunteer Grants 2013 recognises the valuable work of Australia’s volunteers. This initiative forms part of the Australian Government’s ongoing commitment to organisations whose volunteers assist disadvantaged communities and encourage inclusion of vulnerable people in community life. Funding of $16 million is available to support and encourage volunteering.  Eligible not-for-profit community organisations can apply for grants between $1,000 and $5,000 to:·         Purchase portable, tangible, small equipment items to help their volunteers;·         Contribute to the reimbursement of fuel costs for their volunteers who use their own car to transport others to activities, deliver food, assist with medical appointments or help people in need;·         Contribute to the reimbursement of transport costs incurred by volunteers with disability who are unable to drive;·         Contribute to the cost of training courses and/or undertake background screening checks for their volunteers.Funding is limited and applications will be assessed and prioritised according to how strongly they meet the selection criteria. The selection criteria, eligibility requirements and other essential information about Volunteer Grants 2013 are provided in the Application Guidelines below:·         Volunteer Grants 2013 Application GuidelinesApplications close on Wednesday, 24 April 2013 at 5pm AEST. For more information please click on the following link:http://www.fahcsia.gov.au/communities-and-vulnerable-people/grants-funding/volunteer-grants-2013-call-for-applications-now-open Related LinksVolunteer Grantslast_img read more

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LENNY STOUTE NEEDS YOUR HELP

first_imgCLICK HERE TO VISIT LENNY’S GOFUNDME PAGEYour donations will help this great man who has helped, promoted and supported so many musicians in the past. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Lenny Stoutelast_img

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Syncrude outage expected to ease pipeline congestion boost heavy oil prices

first_imgCALGARY – A production shutdown at Syncrude Canada’s oilsands mine north of Fort McMurray, Alta., is expected to free up pipeline space out of Western Canada and raise prices for Canadian heavy oil.The company has said production could remain offline through July after a power outage late last week forced Syncrude to stop its production of upgraded bitumen.In a research report, Canadian analysts with Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. say the stoppage should help alleviate pipeline congestion in Western Canada that has increased the difference in price for Western Canadian Select bitumen blend oil versus New York-traded West Texas Intermediate crude oil.The differential spiked at about US$30 per barrel in February, fell to the high-teens in April and May as oilsands projects went through maintenance shutdowns, but rose again in the past few weeks as output again fills pipelines. It closed at US$25.50 last Friday.The analysts say the news is negative for Suncor Energy Inc., which owns about 59 per cent of Syncrude, and Imperial Oil Ltd., with a 25 per cent stake.Syncrude’s production capacity is 350,000 barrels per day of crude oil.last_img read more

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