Remembering our friend Native media pioneer John Active

first_imgJohn Active of Bethel (Photo courtesy of KYUK – Bethel)It’s a sad day at KYUK and public radio stations statewide. Our friend, Yup’ik storyteller, culture bearer, translator and longtime KYUK radio and TV host John “Aqumgaciq” Active died this Monday morning at age 69. John is irreplaceable. His broadcasting career at KYUK began in the early 1970s, and he is celebrated as a pioneer in Native media.Listen nowOver the decades, John produced a range of programs to entertain the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and spread his deep knowledge and love of the Yup’ik language and culture.John helped produce the television show “Waves of Wisdom,” where he traveled with the late Alexie Isaac around the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta recording the oral histories of elders. John produced “Tales of the Tundra,” a TV show to stand your hair on end with Yup’ik ghost stories and tales of the paranormal. He also hosted a Thursday morning radio Yup’ik language talk show, Ketvarrlluku, where listeners across the Y-K Delta called in to discuss the topics of the day.Teachers invited John into their classrooms to tell traditional stories. When John was telling a story, time slowed down and no one could look away. More invitations came from farther away. He traveled as far as Boston and Hawaii, sharing his knowledge and always telling his stories. But he loved being in the Y-K Delta the best. Hawaii, he would say, shaking his head, was “too hot,” and in Boston, he’d say making a face, “they ate bugs,” referring to lobsters.John frequently appeared on PBS and NPR. Anthropologists Ann Fienup-Riordan and Marie Mead turned to him as they documented the Yup’ik culture in their long canon of books on the region. For decades, John’s unique gentle voice has guided visitors through the Anchorage museum.John was a master of the Yup’ik language and its various dialects, a skill he attributes to his grandmother. He was one of the first people to translate the KYUK English language newscast into Yup’ik. Holding the English news copy in his hands, he’d read the words with his eyes in English while simultaneously translating aloud into Yup’ik. He would also live translate between Yup’ik and English and vice versa during events. It’s a skill shared by only about a dozen people in the region, and his quality was matched by far less.John loved to cook and to share what he made. Multiple times a week he’d take over the KYUK kitchen and keep the staff and visitors well-fed with subsistence foods like beaver, goose, moose, and salmon. It was common to find fish in the sink, an entire beaver under the table or a whole goose in the station refrigerator. People shared these foods with John, and he shared them with everyone else. He loved sprinkling his dishes with dried, green parsley and leaving a note above the food, saying it was marijuana. John found humor in many things.John was always joking, always making us laugh, and laughing at his own jokes with us. For staff hired from outside Alaska he served as our cultural guide, ready to explain Yup’ik concepts and patiently pronouncing the same Yup’ik words again and again to train our ears and throats before we went on air.In late March, after experiencing a series of strokes, John announced his retirement. He’d made this announcement before and always returned, but we held a potluck anyway. Before we ate, John stood up to address the room, filled with friends and KYUK staff and board members.“Everything that I do today, try to make people laugh, make them comfortable, is I’m trying to pass on what the elders taught to me by my actions, what I learned from them,” John said.John did so much at KYUK, and we are still working to chronicle his decades of stories, shows, and contributions. You will still hear John’s voice on our airwaves daily, announcing the “Yup’ik Word of the Week.” He started the radio segment, just another contribution in a long legacy, and we will continue it.John’s family issued a statement saying, “John Active left to be with our Lord at 12:55 a.m. Monday morning, June 4. Funeral arrangements are pending.”Quyana, John.last_img read more

UAS accreditation renewed despite budget concerns

first_imgThe announcement comes despite a letter earlier this month to the Alaska Legislature from commission president Sonny Ramaswamy. In it, he expressed concern that cuts to the University of Alaska’s budget could jeopardize the institutions’ accreditation in the future. In a shorter list of recommendations for improvement, the commission expressed a need for greater stability in the UAS administrative team. University of Alaska Southeast’s Juneau campus on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. (Photo by Quinton Chandler/KTOO) In the renewal letter, Ramaswamy commended UAS for its distance learning opportunities, the integration of its three distinct campuses and its inclusion of Alaska Native language and culture into curriculum and administration. The University of Alaska Southeast announced on Thursday its accreditation has been renewed by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The commission visited UAS in April to complete its evaluation process, which typically happens every seven years. The University of Alaska Anchorage’s accreditation was renewed last year. And the University of Alaska Fairbanks recently began its reaccreditation process.last_img read more

Flying without wings

first_imgEncapsulating the flavour of Lucknow, Patangbaaz is a play which explores the aspiration and dreams of three young boys from the city who want to do the unthinkable — fly kites throughout their lives. Lucknow exudes royalty with its Nawabi culture and language but there also exists a colloquial form of this language spoken by the youth in the city, as evident in the script.Actor Factor Theatre Company presents this hour-long play Patangbaaz which is written and directed by Shashwat Srivastava from Lucknow. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Explaining the concept of this play, Shashwat says: ‘Basically the play revolves around the life of three school boys, who are around 17 to 18 years old. I have tried to capture some glimpses of Lucknow through this play. The play is inspired from my personal experiences in this city where I have grown up. It focuses on the idea of how passionate people can be about what they want in their life and to what extent they can go to to achieve it. The play highlights the conviction of these three boys who want to fly kites against all odds.’ Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixAccording to Shashwat, the play celebrates the human spirit of freedom. These young boys constantly keep making efforts, while everyone starting from their family as well the tyrant school principal is against them flying kites, but they fight this battle and finally do what they want to.’Eventually they decide to give up everything possible to pursue their passion for flying kites,’ elucidates the playwright.The three school boys — Gopal, Mohan and Govind — dream of participating in Lucknow’s coveted Gomati Kite Flying tournament. Possessing a deep passion for kite flying, they ardently follow the festival and want to participate in it. They intensely discuss the contestants in the competition — Lakhna Dacoit and Kantha Pandey — the most dreaded kites in the contest. But to find their space in the sky, they must fight the barriers which society poses on them. The play highlights their fight with the social constraints which stop them from enjoying this sport. In this combative task, they even end up stealing kites from a local vendor and are then thrashed by their school’s principal. Finally, they decide to risk everything and live their dream.DETAILAt: Studio Safdar, Shadi Khampur, New Ranjit Nagar When: 25 NovemberTimings: 7.30 pmlast_img read more

The Charmed reboot will feature a lesbian witch in the trio

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . The original trio. | Photo: IMDB/The WB The CW is developing a reboot of the witchy series Charmed, which originally ran from 1998 to 2006. Set in the modern-day, the new take is described as ‘a fierce, funny, feminist reboot’ centered on three women in a college town.TVLine obtained descriptions for the three new witches — and one of them is a lesbian. They also added the network is considering actors of ‘all ethnicities’.To start off, new writers Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin (from Jane the Virgin), did take something from the original: alliteration of names.In the original, Piper, Phoebe, Paige, and Prue were the witches. This time, they’re Macy, Mel, and Madison.Meet the witchesHere are the descriptions for the new conjurers.MACY: A witty, intense science nerd, Macy — who is in her late 20s — is a Ph.D. in quantum physics who’s moving with her boyfriend Galvin to Hilltowne, Michigan, to work in the university lab. Macy has reason to believe that she is the sister of Mel and Madison. Her power is telekinesis.MEL PRUITT: A strong-willed feminist, she feels deeply and is a bit controlling. Mel — who is in her mid 20s and a lesbian —  is the sister of Madison. In the wake of a tragic accident, the grieving Mel becomes angry, defiantly unkempt, even violent, pushing away those who might help her, including her girlfriend, Detective Soo Jin. Mel’s power is time-freezing.MADISON PRUITT: Mel’s younger sister (she’s 18-ish), an athletic (pilates, cheerleading) college student pledging a sorority, Madison is the opposite of her feminist sister with a desire to fit in. Madison is horrified to learn she is a witch. Her power is hearing people’s thoughts.Mel, the feminist of the bunch, is the lesbian. From the description, she’s dating someone named Detective Soo Jin. Likely, the network is also looking for someone to play Jin. The descriptions also list the sisters’ powers: telekineses, time-freezing, and telepathy.The reboot is shooting a pilot, but whether or not it gets a full season remains up in the air.Not everyone is a fanHowever, not everyone is excited.Original cast member Holly Marie Combs has not been quiet of her criticism of the reboot. That continued today.I have no words……. I mean I have a lot of words but at this juncture… sure…… yeah ……… We Wish Them Well …………..— Holly Marie Combs (@H_Combs) February 7, 2018 eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)center_img 3 sister witches hmmm all names start with M’s hmmmmm nooooooo …… …. WAIT A MINUTE ….. @JennyMcCarthy SUE THEM— Holly Marie Combs (@H_Combs) February 7, 2018 You had one job @TheCW — Holly Marie Combs (@H_Combs) February 7, 2018 Charmed TV reboot will feature a lesbian characterCharmed reboot casts Melonie Diaz as lesbian witch sisterFITUR GAY (LGBT) consolidates its presence at FITUR 2018Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : It’s official. They really have never watched it.— Holly Marie Combs (@H_Combs) February 7, 2018 Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

Two hospitalized after boat fire in Puerto Morelos

first_imgPuerto Morelos, Q.R. — Two people have been hospitalized after receiving burns when a boat they were working on caught fire.The two workers were seriously burned after an explosion occurred on a boat in which they were working. The boat was on land in the Petempich Bay hotel area when the explosion took place.Members from the Puerto Morelos fire department and Civil Protection attended the accident at 11:00 a.m. Reports say that they two men were using a vacuum cleaner to remove liquid from the bottom of the boat that turned out to be gasoline.Two hospitalized after boat fire in Puerto MorelosThe electric system from the vacuum ignited the fuel, causing the explosion. Both workers were blown out of the boat, which then caught fire. Both men were transferred to a Cancun hospital.Witnesses commented that the smoke could be seen from the Federal Puerto Morelos-Cancun highway.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Live News traffic and weather updates for North Staffordshire South Cheshire on

first_imgHello and welcome to StokeonTrentLive’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Tuesday, March, 5. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the traffic and travel and weather updates – as well as news and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @SOTLive – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on Facebook – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive . 16:59Boy taken to hospital after accident on busy Stoke-on-Trent road Emergency services are at the scene this afternoon. More here 15:42Fake police officers targeting elderly people in scam in Staffordshire townTwo women, aged 79 and 97, have been targeted in the past few days. More here.15:42Accident in Brindley FordBiddulph Road partially blocked, slow traffic due to accident at Oxford Road.Near to Select convenience store. 15:4171 sheep stolen from field near Staffordshire Moorlands/Derbyshire border The animals were taken last night. More here. 13:23Can you believe it’s #ShroveTuesday today, or did it just crepe up on you? ��Have a good one but do stay safe – #PancakeDay— Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (@CheshireFire) March 5, 201913:13A527 Biddulph Road coming from Brinley Ford Southbound busy but moving at A5272 High Lane roundabout. 12:15Slow traffic on A52 Werrington Road Westbound before A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights). 11:53Queuing traffic on A500 D Road Southbound around A527 Porthill Road (Porthill Bank). Travel time is eight minutes. 11:48Heavy traffic on A500 D Road Southbound around A527 Porthill Road (Porthill Bank). Travel time is five minutes. 11:36A34 Newcastle Road clear between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange). 09:58Reports of accident on A527 Barracks Road near A52 Ryecroft (Jubilee roundabout). Traffic is coping well. 09:57A52 Werrington Road Westbound busy but moving before A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights). 09:57All lanes open #M6 southbound J15 #StokeonTrent & J14 #StaffordNorth— Highways England (@HighwaysWMIDS) March 5, 201909:56Queuing traffic on A520 Cheddleton Road Northbound from Basford Lane (Leekbrook) to Junction Road (Leek). In the roadworks area.Temporary traffic lights in operation. 08:43A521 Uttoxeter Road Eastbound partially blocked, queuing traffic due to accident from B5029 Grindley Lane to Stallington Road. 08:42A34 Northbound partially blocked, queueing traffic due to accident at Meaford Road. 08:41One lane closed and queuing traffic due to accident and broken down vehicle on M6 Southbound from J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent) to J14 A34 (Stafford North).Lane one (of three) is closed. A separate breakdown has also happened a little further along the same stretch, also closing lane one (of three). 08:11 Usual congestion on A527 Biddulph Road coming from Brinley Ford Southbound at A5272 High Lane roundabout. 08:11 Usual slow traffic on Waterloo Road from Cobridge Traffic Lights towards Hanley Town centre (Vale Place). 07:59Usual congestion on B5051 Moorland Road / Ford Green Road at A5272 High Lane (Smallthorne Roundabout). 07:59Usual congestion on A5272 Chell Street at A5272 Merrick Street / B5047 Hulton Street (Providence Square). Travel time is four minutes. 07:58All lanes now open #M42 J10 #Tamworth northbound exit slip road.— Highways England (@HighwaysWMIDS) March 5, 201907:37Lane 1 is currently blocked on the #M42 J10 #Tamworth Northbound Exit Slip Road due to a broken down vehicle. #TrafficOfficers en route— Highways England (@HighwaysWMIDS) March 5, 201907:35Heavy traffic on A500 D Road Southbound around A527 Porthill Road (Porthill Bank). Travel time is four minutes. 07:35Queuing traffic on A500 D Road Southbound before M6 J15. Travel time is five minutes. 07:34Slow traffic due to accident on A5005 Lightwood Road Northbound near Fir Tree Road.Traffic officers are attending the scene.07:34A52 Werrington Road Westbound busy but moving before A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights). 07:34Heavy traffic on Brownhills Road / Davenport Street / Newcastle Street between A500 (Porthill Bank) and Tunstall. Travel time is 13 minutes. 07:34One lane closed due to broken down vehicle on A500 Southbound from B5071 (Basford) to A51 Nantwich Bypass (Cheerbrook Roundabout, Willaston). Traffic is coping well.Lane one (of two) is closed. 07:34Good morning!Welcome to our live blog!last_img read more

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first_imgNews | November 07, 2011 Jury Finds Hologic Guilty of Patent Infringment News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more Related Content Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more center_img News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. November 7, 2011 – A California jury recently found Hologic guilty of violating two patents in a case filed by Conceptus Inc.On May 22, 2009, Conceptus filed suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California alleging infringement of five Conceptus patents by the Adiana permanent contraception system. Allegations regarding all but two claims of the asserted patents were previously dismissed from the suit. A trial on the two remaining patent claims took place in October 2011 resulting in a jury verdict in favor of Conceptus.As a part of this verdict, the jury awarded Conceptus the sum of $18.8 million as damages. Any such payment would have no impact to Hologic’s results of operations or financial position since the payment, should it be paid, would be deducted from the contingent consideration otherwise due to former Adiana, Inc. shareholders.”We are obviously disappointed in this verdict. However, there remain several issues to be decided by the court which could impact the ultimate disposition of the case,” said Mark Casey, Hologic’s senior vice president and general counsel. “Upon resolution of those issues, the company will evaluate its options. In the meantime, the Company will continue to sell, market and promote the Adiana System.”Hologic is a developer, manufacturer and supplier of women’s healthcare diagnostics, medical imaging systems and surgical products.  read morelast_img read more

Long list of inclusions with American Queen Steamboat Co sailings

first_imgLong list of inclusions with American Queen Steamboat Co. sailings Friday, June 21, 2019 Share Tags: AQSC, River Cruise Posted bycenter_img << Previous PostNext Post>> Travelweek Group TORONTO — A long list of inclusions is part and parcel with an American Queen Steamboat Company sailing.The river cruise company says its all-inclusive cruises offer pre-cruise hotel night prior to embarkation; all meals, including 24-hour room service and alternative dining venues; snacks, specialty coffees, soft drinks and filtered water throughout the voyage; wine and beer with dinner; and shore excursions in each port of call.There are also daily enrichment programs and nightly Broadway-caliber entertainment. “Our Riverlorians ensure that there is a deep understanding of each location we visit through daily sessions that highlight the history of the regions we visit. Our talented band of musicians and ensemble’s performances leave nothing to dismay. And all of the day’s festivities lead into late-night, solo performances that captivate the lounges onboard.”Not only that, but AQSC’s regional cuisine finds passengers savouring dishes from pan-seared trout to gumbo to classic surf and turf – followed by dessert, of course – in a specialty or alternative dining venue.More news:  A new low for no-frills flying: easyJet assigns backless seat to passengerDuring the day, AQSC’s shore excursions team takes care of all the details for both premium experiences and included hop-on, hop-off excursions. The hop-on, hop-off program gives guests the opportunity to choose from several different attractions and shops throughout each city or town. Premium experiences showcase culture and provide stimulating affairs. Says AQSC: “We invite our guests to take advantage of the all the opportunities provided for both interactive and introspective activities and experience a new place without the anxieties of the unknown.”The company says it is proud to continue the tradition of overnight cruising on America’s rivers with its trademark level of service aboard its authentic paddlewheel riverboats.AQSC has been operating river cruises since 2012 and currently sails three vessels: American Queen, American Duchess and American Empress. Joining the fleet in 2020 will be the American Countess.AQSC sails the Mississippi, Ohio, Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers on American Queen and American Duchess. Clients can explore the Pacific Northwest on the American Empress.More news:  Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reportedEarlier this week American Queen Steamboat Company announced its new partnership with Cruise Strategies Ltd., geared to expanding the cruise line’s presence in Canada. Cruise Strategies, led by company president and CEO Vanessa Lee, will serve as the Canadian market representatives for both AQSC and Victory Cruise Lines. AQSC completed its acquisition of VCL in early 2019.last_img read more

UK Banking software glitch delays payments bills

first_imgThe glitch has affected bail payments for court defendants, and many customers say they are worried about late payments on bills.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Top Stories 5 ways to recognize low testosteronecenter_img How men can have a healthy 2019 LONDON (AP) – A British banking group says it has almost fully cleared up a weeklong banking glitch which delayed posting credits and debits to millions of customers with its NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland accounts.RBS Group said Tuesday it had successfully updated all but 1 percent of NatWest and RBS account balances overnight, but that has not stopped a flood of criticism over the online banking mess.Much of it was directed at the (at)NatWest Twitter account. Problem is, the owner of the account was not a bank but a 22-year-old teacher, according to British media. Comments   Share   Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Sponsored Stories last_img read more

Argentine president stirs fear me politics

first_imgBUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) – Opponents of Argentina’s president are pouncing on a warning she gave to her government appointees, saying it has no place in a democracy.President Cristina Fernandez said anyone engaged in corruption or doing things badly or behind her back should “fear God and have a little fear of me as well.”Her supporters laughed and applauded at the line, but opponents said Friday that invoking fear this way brings back memories of the 1976-1983 dictatorship. Congressman Ricardo Alfonsin, who came in third against Fernandez in the last election, said all Argentines should reject such comments.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenixcenter_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Top Stories Sponsored Stories Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home 5 treatments for adult scoliosislast_img read more