10 Must-Follow YouTube Channels for Filmmakers and Video Editors

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a18.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2018/IMG8235.jpg" alt="first_img" />6. The Film LookThe Film Look is a YouTube channel dedicated to helping new filmmakers achieve the “film look.” Founded by indie filmmakers Rob and Rich, this channel specializes in DIY camera rigs and micro-budget tricks and tips on shooting. They also put together the incredibly helpful series, The Indie Film Sound Guide. In this video, you’ll see how they shoot so many of their own videos using a DIY overhead shooting rig.Follow The Film Look: YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram 10. PremiumBeatYou know I had to plug this, right? Here at PremiumBeat, we are seriously increasing our YouTube presence with a ton of new tutorials on filmmaking, video production, video editing, motion graphics, color grading, and much more. We also post about our latest free assets for your to download — like transitions, LUTs, SFX, and wedding video assets.On our YouTube channel, you will see our staff writers showing you how to pull off some tricks in Premiere Pro, After Effects, and FCPX. You’ll also see plenty from our great contributors. Mark Vargo, ASC can show you how to tie knots and coil cables. Lewis McGregor offers up tips on practical lighting setups. Jason Boone can offer the latest workflow tips for video editors. We try to cover everything you need.Follow PremiumBeat: YouTube Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Blog 8. Peter McKinnonPeter McKinnon is skyrocketing in popularity with his helpful tips on shooting videos and photos. He also has very helpful tutorials on working in Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and Lightroom.While some of his hacks may seem too risky — you may end up breaking your gear — some tips are really great for the low-budget shooter. He also offers some great topics, like additional gear you will need on location.Follow Peter McKinnon: YouTube Twitter Instagram Subscribe to these 10 YouTube channels on filmmaking, video editing, and production. They’re all better than film school!Top image via Shutterstock / Cinecom.There’s nothing better than learning about video by watching videos. We’ve already covered 16 must-follow channels that you’ve certainly already subscribed to. Those roundups include all the big names you already know, like Film Riot, Philip Bloom, Ugly McGregor, Sam and Niko, and Cinematography Database. You can find the old roundups here:9 Great YouTube Channels for Filmmakers7 More YouTube Channels for Filmmakers and VideographersBut what are the new up-and-coming channels as well as those that may have slipped under your radar? We’ve rounded up ten of the best YouTube channels for filmmaking and video editing.1. Cinecom.netCinecom is an all-encompassing video production and video editing YouTube channel. Founded and expertly hosted by Jordy Vanderput, the channel will show you tips on using your gear, as well as tutorials for Premiere Pro and After Effects.Recently, Cinecom has turned out a bunch of fun tutorials inspired by music videos like the camera shake in “HUMBLE” by Kendrick Lamar and this video on creating animated scribbles in Premiere Pro inspired by “That’s What I Like” by Bruno Mars.Follow Cinecom.net:YouTubeFacebookTwitterInstagram2. Justin OdishoJustin Odisho is a machine that puts out a new tutorial every single day. His best tutorials focus on Premiere Pro and After Effects, where you will learn about the most popular transitions and effects appearing in trending videos.What’s so great is that you can pull off many of the effects he talks about natively without using plug-ins.Follow Justin Odisho: YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram Snapchat 4. Kai WAfter his departure from Digital Rev, Kaiman Wong has started his own YouTube channel, bringing you his same charm and charisma with uncensored opinions and reviews of the latest gear.Here you will find out about the latest cameras, lenses, drones, and phones. You’ll also learn some tips and tricks for shooting better video and stills.Follow Kai W: YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram Snapchat 7. kaptainkristianKaptainkristian is one of the best YouTube video essayists. Alongside Tony Zhou’s Every Frame a Painting (listed in a previous roundup), Kristian Williams’s videos dive into history and theory in well-executed short films. In the kaptainkristian channel, you will find fantastic video essays on animation, filmmaking, VFX, and comics. This channel currently sits at 25 video essays with nearly 400K subscribers, so you know you are getting quality over quantity. One of my personal favorites is the look behind the animation of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, where you will see incredible behind-the-scenes footage and learn all about the animation process — which didn’t occur until live production had wrapped.Follow kaptainkristian: YouTube Twitter Patreon<img src="http://c69.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2069/IMG1977.jpg" alt="center_img" /> 5. RocketStockIf you read our blog often, you’ve probably seen us share plenty of tutorials from RocketStock. Initially a marketplace for After Effects templates, RocketStock has expanded into video element packs, selling large collections of light leaks, lens flares, and more. Not only do I recommend subscribing to their YouTube channel, you should also check out the RocketStock blog and download their monthly free assets.Their YouTube channel is pretty heavily focused on After Effects tutorials, of which nearly all use native effects so you don’t need additional plugins. You will learn how to recreate movie titles and VFX — and learn some helpful tricks for better motion graphics.Follow RocketStock: YouTube Website Facebook Twitter 3. AputureYou may know Aputure for their amazing and affordable lights and accessories, but the company also puts out some killer tutorials in their Four-Minute Film School series. In this series of short videos, you’ll learn everything from lighting setups, cinematography tips, microphone positions, and more.In this example, you will see the A-team breakdown six shots for filming in cars. Not only to they talk about examples, they show you camera placement with lens suggestions, as well as how to direct your lights.Follow Aputure: YouTube Website Facebook Twitter Instagram 9. Film Freak (Zach Ramelan)Film Freak is the brainchild of Zach Ramelan — a filmmaker, editor, and motion designer whiz kid we are thrilled to have as a PremiumBeat contributor. His channel is a mix of DIY tips, video editing tricks, and more. In this tutorial, Zach will show you how to create audio swells for transitions — much like the ones you’d hear in an Edgar Wright film.Follow Zach Ramelan: YouTube PremiumBeat Did we leave off your favorite YouTube channels? Let us know in the comments.<img src="http://b55.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2055/IMG17897.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8233"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Kessel, Leafs Smoke Islanders, 5-2

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://b47.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2047/IMG5170.jpg" alt="first_img" />UNIONDALE, N.Y. — According to James van Riemsdyk, his linemate Phil Kessel was this close to discarding his sticks.The New York Islanders may wish the high-scoring winger went through with it, as Kessel scored two goals to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 5-2 win Oct. 21.“That’s how it goes,” van Riemsdyk said. “He doesn’t need room to be able to put (pucks) in.”Nine Maple Leafs finished with at least one point, led by Kessel’s three. Van Riemsdyk and Mike Santorelli had two points apiece.Roman Polak, van Riemsdyk and David Clarkson also scored goals for Toronto (3-3-1), which has earned points in four of its last five games.Jonathan Bernier made 32 saves.Nick Leddy and John Tavares scored for New York (4-2-0), which lost its second game in a row Jaroslav Halak allowed five goals on 23 shots before being replaced by Chad Johnson at the start of the third period.Johnson stopped all five shots he faced.“We were just easy to play against,” Tavares said. “We were just soft on pucks, we stopped moving our feet, and we were just an easy team to play against.”Toronto turned a 2-1 deficit at the start of the second period into 5-2 advantage by intermission, as the Leafs peppered Halak for four goals on 13 shots.Kessel started the offensive onslaught at 9:04 of the second with his third of the season which tied the game 2-2.Polak gave Toronto its first lead of the game 2:07 after Kessel’s goal with his first as a Leaf. Santorelli and Daniel Winnik set up the go-ahead goal by controlling the puck behind the goal line before Polak scored his 14th career goal in 431 games.Clarkson pushed the advantage to 4-2 with 3:39 remaining in the period with a snap shot from the high slot that Halak couldn’t glove. Kessel scored his second of the period 92 seconds later causing the 11,408 in attendance to boo the Islanders off the ice.“In (the) second we got back to working,” Clarkson said. “(We) took the puck in their zone and started cycling, making plays. We were better in our own zone. The difference in the game was the second. “We’ll take the positives from that.”As dominant as Toronto was in the second period, the Islanders were their equals in the opening 20 minutes.Leddy opened the scoring just 2:48 into the game as he walked down the slot before beating Bernier with a wrist shot.Van Riemsdyk equalized nearly six minutes later. New York defenseman Thomas Hickey lost the puck in the corner, and Kessel found van Riemsdyk alone in the slot for his third goal of the season.But the Islanders went ahead 2-1 on Tavares’ power play goal at 15:02. The New York center one-timed the rebound of Johnny Boychuk’s point shot, which had ricocheted off the backboard, past Bernier.“We knew the early history of the season with their hockey club, they really come at you in the early going,” Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said. “We weathered a storm. They score the first goal, we get it back. They score the second goal, we get it back. After that we kind of got things going our way in the second period.”(DENIS GORMAN)TweetPinShare0 Shares<img src="http://b47.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2047/IMG6030.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8157"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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13 days agoSpain coach Moreno says Barcelona whiz Fati could make 2020 Euros squad

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a16.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2016/IMG5752.jpg" alt="first_img" />Spain coach Moreno says Barcelona whiz Fati could make 2020 Euros squadby Carlos Volcano13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSpain coach Roberto Moreno says Barcelona whiz Ansu Fati could make their 2020 Euros squad.Fati, 16, recently acquired his Spanish passport and was called up to the Under-21 squad, replacing teammate Carles Perez for the match against Montenegro on Tuesday.”I would like Ansu Fati to be with the U21s,” Moreno said. “We had him in a pre-list.”He has broken the system in terms of players in specific age groups. Hopefully he can help the U21s with qualifying.”I’m not ruling out the fact that he could play at Euro 2020. It would be foolish to say that he will not go.”There will come a time when we have to look at the different pieces and see who is in the picture. Any good player is welcome in the team.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say<img src="http://b53.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2053/IMG4792.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8103"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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ITF Criticizes Offer to Cut Wages of Ukrainian Seafarers

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a40.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2040/IMG14478.jpg" alt="first_img" />zoom The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has condemned a proposal by a coalition of Ukrainian trade unions to reduce minimum wages of the country’s seafarers.Recently, trade unions from Ukraine established the Ukrainian National Platform of Maritime Trade Unions and developed a new collective bargain agreement (CBA) with a minimum wage of USD 1,085. Unions claim that the wage level is in line with the one set by the International Labour Organization (ILO).According to the newly formed platform, amid the current economic crisis, many shipowners cannot afford to pay the minimum wage USD 1,800 to seafarers and they hire seafarers from India, China, the Philippines, Indonesia and other countries, paying them lower wages.The CBA was introduced in an effort to improve “the competitive advantage of Ukrainian seafarers within the international labour market.” However, the ITF said the new group has promised “to undercut agreed and negotiated conditions.” “It is publicly offering shipowners the chance to evade the agreed ITF monthly minimum wage for ABs of USD 1,806 and slashing it by USD 801,” the ITF said.“There is no indication that any shipowner has fallen for this offer yet. They will be aware that a union proposing to reduce negotiated conditions for seafarers is unacceptable and will not be tolerated by the ITF. Similarly, the ITF will consider any shipowner trying to take advantage of this dodgy deal as attempting to attack the hard won and hard earned rights of seafarers – and inviting the consequences,” David Heindel, ITF Seafarers’ Section Chair, explained.Oleg Grigoryuk, the First Vice Chairman of the Marine Transport Workers’ Trade Union of Ukraine (MTWTU), stressed that trade unions are meant to defend the rights and conditions of workers, not to remove them. The MTWTU is said to be the only trade union in Ukraine affiliated to the ITF.“This offer is a tawdry attempt to drum up business at the expense of the very workers these so-called unions are meant to represent. It’s notable that the leader of this appears to be the UMTUF (Ukrainian Marine Trade Unions’ Federation), a union that the ITF had to suspend from membership, and whose expulsion has now become increasingly likely,” Paddy Crumlin, ITF President, said.<img src="http://a40.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2040/IMG10882.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8068"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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ICS Hong Kong Conventions Entry into Force Is Critical

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a41.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2041/IMG1989.jpg" alt="first_img" />zoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: NGO Shipbreaking Yard Global Shipowners’ Associations have reaffirmed commitment to the Hong Kong Convention and the need for a global solution for environmentally sustainable ship recycling.A group of leading international shipowners’ associations, including the Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA), BIMCO, ECSA, ICS and INTERTANKO, met in Hong Kong on May 14 to consider the next steps to take in bringing the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally-Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 (HKC) into force.Noting the expected increase in demand for ship recycling in 2018, particularly in the tanker sector, and after reviewing the increasing need to expand the number of Hong Kong Convention compliant ship recycling facilities around the world, the joint industry meeting agreed that the “entry into force of the HKC was critical.”To be able to bring the HKC into force however, it is essential that the ship recycling states commit to improving the standards of ship recycling and ratify the HKC. In this regard, the participating associations said they would:– Encourage member associations to approach their respective governments to hasten the process of ratification of HKC;– Encourage national associations to request their respective governments to include ratification of the HKC as an agenda item when having an opportunity to talk with officials of the ship recycling states;– Encourage all ship recycling states to ratify the HKC; and– Encourage IMO and its member states to establish a team for early enactment of the HKC under IMO which would act as a focal point for activities of the concerned stakeholders including governments, recyclers, workers, shipowners and observer organisations.The participating associations also reviewed the status in Europe of the European Union Ship Recycling Regulation (EUSRR) and the EU List of Recycling Facilities. It was noted that there is expected to be a lack of facilities on the EU List when the Regulation enters into force on December 31, 2018 as well as the fact that until now no non-EU ship recycling yard is included in the EU list.In this respect, the shipowners associations urged the European Commission to increase the recycling capacity on the EU List with the inclusion of facilities outside of Europe.<img src="http://b55.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2055/IMG18502.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8065"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Crown Attorney Appointed in Sydney

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://c67.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2067/IMG18281.jpg" alt="first_img" />Stephen Melnick has been appointed a Crown attorney in the Sydney office of the Public Prosecution Service. The appointment was announced today, Nov. 22, by Martin Herschorn, director of public prosecutions. “Mr. Melnick’s extensive background in criminal law will be an asset to the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service,” said Martin Herschorn, director of Public Prosecutions. “We are very pleased to have him on board.” A native of Sydney, Mr. Melnick graduated in 1980 from the University College of Cape Breton and in 1986 from the University of New Brunswick Law School. Mr. Melnick articled with Tobias F. MacDonald and Associates in St. John’s, N.L., and later with MacIntyre MacLellan in Sydney. He became an associate with MacIntyre MacLellan in 1987 moving to Murrant Brown (later known as Walsh and Melnick) in 1990. Mr. Melnick’s practice focused on civil litigation, criminal, family, corporate, commercial, real estate and immigration law. In 1993, Mr. Melnick was appointed clinical director of the Arctic Rim Law Center Society in the Northwest Territories where he provided legal services in the Delta Region as a satellite office of the territory’s Legal Services Board. In 1995 Mr. Melnick was appointed executive director of the MacKenzie Court Workers Society in the Northwest Territories providing a full range of legal services but primarily criminal law in the District of MacKenzie. In 1997, Mr. Melnick returned to private practice in Sydney with Cusack Law. In 2001 Mr. Melnick joined Nova Scotia Legal Aid as a staff lawyer where he practised criminal law. Mr. Melnick sits on the board of directors of the Atlantic Coastal Action Program Cape Breton, a non-profit charitable community organization.<img src="http://a43.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2043/IMG14697.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8057"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Hamza Shehbaz remanded into 14day NAB custody

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://b48.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2048/IMG8965.jpg" alt="first_img" />Lahore: An accountability court Wednesday remanded Opposition leader in Pakistan’s Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz to a 14-day physical custody, a day after the country’s anti-graft body arrested him in cases related to money laundering and corruption. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was granted Hamza’s custody till June 26. Judge Jawadul Hassan pronounced the reserved verdict after hearing the arguments from both sides in the case. A NAB team earlier brought Hamza, 44, to the court amid tight security. Hamza is the son of PML-N president and National Assembly opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif. The NAB prosecutor informed the court that the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) vice president had failed to disclose the means from which he received Rs 500 million transferred into his account. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests’The NAB had requested for a 15-day physical remand of the PML-N leader. The court has ordered Hamza to be presented before the accountability court on June 26, Geo News reported. Hamza was arrested Tuesday by the NAB officials after a two-member Lahore High Court (LHC) bench dismissed bail applications filed by him. His arrest came a day after former president Asif Ali Zardari was arrested by NAB in Islamabad. Hamza is accused of laundering money through his front men who are already in NAB’s custody. Also Read – Pak Army chief accompanies Imran at key meetings in ChinaHe is under investigation in the Ramzan Sugar Mills, Saaf Paani project and assets beyond known means of income cases. The NAB has found evidence of money laundering on a massive scale through which Shehbaz and his family accumulated assets in the UK. According to sources privy to NAB’s investigation, the illegally accumulated assets are worth Rs 85 billion to Rs 100 billion and were bought during Shebaz’s tenure as the Punjab Chief Minister. In the Ramzan Sugar Mills corruption case, Shehbaz and his son Hamza are accused of “fraudulently and dishonestly” causing a Rs 213 million loss to the national exchequer. Shehbaz was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau in October 2018 and released on bail on February 14. His brother and three-time Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been serving a seven-year prison term at Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore since December 24, 2018 when an accountability court convicted him in one of the three corruption cases filed in the wake of the apex court’s July 28, 2017 order in the Panama Papers case. Both Sharif and his daughter Maryam have been sentenced to seven years in prison, respectively. Maryam’s husband Muhammad Safdar was jailed for one year in the same case. Sharif and his family have denied any wrongdoing and allege that the corruption cases against them are politically motivated.<img src="http://a25.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2025/IMG2020.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8049"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Work still needed years after landmark ruling on Indigenous sentencing lawyers

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a24.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2024/IMG4314.jpg" alt="first_img" />VANCOUVER – Nearly two decades after a landmark court decision on sentencing Indigenous offenders, lawyers say there are no national standards for implementing the ruling and too many Aboriginal people are still behind bars.The Supreme Court of Canada’s Gladue decision in 1999 said judges must take note of systemic or background factors when determining a sentence for Indigenous offenders in order to address their “serious overrepresentation” in prison.Indigenous people often feel removed from the justice system, said Mitch Walker, vice-president of the Gladue Writers Society of British Columbia, which promotes the best practices for writing Gladue reports that lay out the Indigenous background of an accused in pre-sentencing.“For First Nations people, justice just kind of happens to them. It doesn’t happen with them, it doesn’t happen for them, it doesn’t happen for their benefit,” he said. “And their interactions with the justice system have historically and contemporaneously been so negative that there’s a lot of fear.”That may change if a Gladue report is written in their case, which requires getting in touch with an offender, their family and community, Walker said.“It’s a very delicate and awkward conversation to phone somebody and introduce yourself … and then proceed with some very, very personal questions, questions that they wouldn’t discuss with their closest friends and family members,” he said.The accused is also interviewed and it’s often the first time they think deeply about how they ended up in trouble, Walker said.“Gladue report writers are sometimes the first contact that these individuals have with the criminal justice system who aren’t immediately making them feel as though they are a criminal, making them feel as though they’re being listened to.”But some in the justice system say the reports have been underutilized.Signa Daum Shanks, a lawyer and director of Indigenous outreach at Osgoode Hall law school in Toronto, said Gladue principles should be applied whenever an accused has Indigenous heritage, but it’s “stunning” how often lawyers decide the background information isn’t relevant to a particular case.Courts are consistently provided with context about an accused, she said, such as if someone is struggling with English. But that doesn’t always happen with Indigenous people, despite the Supreme Court ruling, Daum Shanks said.It’s “gut-wrenching” that the data in those reports isn’t making its way into courtrooms, where judges could use it to tailor sentences that could help prevent crimes from happening again, she said.Gladue principles are not intended to add an element of sympathy in sentencing an Indigenous person.“It’s about making sure some things don’t happen again.”There are still significant misconceptions about what Gladue principles are, even among people working in the criminal justice system, said lawyer Michelle Brass.“It’s not a get-out-of-jail-free card, for example. It’s not a creation of a second justice system,” she said.Brass is working with the Native Law Centre at the University of Saskatchewan to research how and when the reports are used by looking at about 250 cases across that province. Part of the project’s aim is dispelling misunderstandings by providing education for those in the justice system.At stake, Brass said, is the continued overrepresentation of Indigenous people in jails and prisons.Data from Correctional Service Canada shows Aboriginal people made up about 18 per cent of all federal inmates in 2001, but accounted for less than three per cent of the country’s total population.Indigenous offenders made up 23 per cent of the total offender population last year. About five per cent of people across the country identified as being Aboriginal in the 2016 census.For years, there’s been a substantial need for more Gladue reports across B.C., said Mark Benton, executive director of the Legal Services Society, the province’s legal aid office.The society traditionally used non-governmental funding for the reports and, with each report costing about $1,740 and taking about eight weeks to complete, there was only enough money for about 80 per year.Funding was dedicated to writing Gladue reports last year by the province, Benton said.In 2017, there were 131 Gladue reports written in B.C. and about 400 will be produced this year.Benton said he was concerned about the system a year ago, but now there’s real progress being made in B.C.“I believe that we’re headed in the right direction now and I believe there are people who are in a position to make the needed changes who are committed to doing that,” he said.Some other jurisdictions are focusing on better utilizing Gladue reports, too.Earlier this year, Yukon set aside $530,000 for a pilot project to train writers based in the territory to produce standardized reports and cover the costs of writing them.Reports had previously been written by untrained personnel, which led to uneven quality and some reports were tossed from court, causing delays in the justice system, the government said.“Yukon First Nations are over represented in the criminal justice system and it is our hope that a Gladue report program will assist in raising awareness and understanding about the unique systemic factors faced by First Nations, while recommending restorative and healing options,” Grand Chief Peter Johnston of the Council of Yukon First Nations said in a statement.But there’s still work to be done when it comes to implementing the Gladue decision, Benton said, including the lack of national standards for the reports.The ruling affects all of Canada, he said, so there’s an expectation for a common approach across the country.The federal Justice Department said it’s up to each jurisdiction to determine how to implement the Gladue principles in the Supreme Court decision.The department runs the Indigenous justice program, which includes projects that raise awareness about the Gladue decision.Many details in Gladue reports could be standardized, Benton said, including what they should include, who’s qualified to write them and how long they should take to prepare.“As always in Canada, there is some benefit to a diversity of approaches when it comes to how justice works,” he said. “But I think after basically 20 years since the Gladue decision, it would be timely for a consolidation of the best practices to come together. And I think many of us are hoping that the federal government will take that on.”— Follow @gkarstensmith on Twitter<img src="http://a24.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2024/IMG1346.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8040"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Microsoft Seizure of sites Iranian hackers used for attacks

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p>WASHINGTON — Microsoft says it has seized 99 websites used by Iranian hackers to launch cyberattacks.The company said Wednesday it took control of the websites after suing the hacking group and obtaining a U.S. judge’s approval.Microsoft says it’s been tracking the group since 2013. The company says the group has tried to steal sensitive information from activists, journalists and others in the Middle East.Microsoft calls the group Phosphorus, while others call it APT35.Wednesday’s announcement ties the hackers to the country of Iran but not specifically to its government.A spokesman for Iran’s mission to the United Nations didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment Wednesday.Microsoft has taken hackers to court before. It used a similar strategy in 2016 to seize fake domains created by Russia-backed hackers.The Associated Press<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7977"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Over 100 Indians jailed in Lanka

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p>“The Government attaches high importance to the welfare, safety and security of our fishermen. As soon as reports of apprehension of Indian fishermen are received, the Government has, through diplomatic channels, immediately and consistently taken up the matter for their expeditious release and repatriation with the Governments concerned. The matter has also been taken up during bilateral meetings at various levels,” he said. Besides this he said 14 Indian fishermen with 4 boats are in the custody of Sri Lanka on charges of smuggling narcotics and contraband. Khurshid said that during the 4th meeting of the India-Sri Lanka Joint Working Group on Fisheries in January 2012 in Colombo, both sides reiterated the highest priority accorded by their respective Governments to the well being, safety and security of fishermen from the two countries. (Colombo Gazette) Over 100 Indian fishermen are in Sri Lankan custody, the Indian External Affairs Ministry said.Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said that  as per available information, as on 30 July, 2013, there are 114 Indian fishermen (along with 21 Indian fishing vessels) in the custody of Sri Lanka.<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7949"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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SLFP MP Dilum Amunugama invited to join the UNP

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p>Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Parliamentarian Dilum Amunugama has been invited to join the United National Party (UNP).UNP Parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella said that Dilum Amunugama is a talented young politician and the country needs him. He said he heard Amunugama had been removed from his post in the SLFP so he extended an open invitation to the Parliamentarian to join hands with the UNP.Amunugama is part of the joint opposition supporting former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. (Colombo Gazette)<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7948"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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TimorLeste court sentences juvenile for killings after UNrun ballot in 1999

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p>The 12-month sentence given to the minor, identified only as “X” because he was 14 years old at the time the crimes were committed, was the first case involving a youngster to be tried by the Special Panel of Dili District Court for Serious Crimes, according to the UN Mission of Support in East Timor (UNMISET).During the trial, the court was told that “X” had been abducted and brutalized by the Skunar militia before the crimes were committed. The prosecution had recommended a maximum penalty of time already served, while the defence recommended that no sentence be recorded in light of the particular brutality endured by the juvenile and his young age at the time of the offence.After credit for time served in pre-trial detention, only nine days of the one-year sentence remain to be served. The court suspended the remainder of the sentence, declaring “X” able to return home and free from the conditions of his earlier conditional release.UNMISET’s Human Rights Unit and Timor-Leste’s Social Services are planning a reconciliation meeting between the juvenile and the families of the victims as part of the reintegration process following his release.<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7933"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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UN observes latest round of peace talks between Sudan and Darfur rebel

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p>Mohamed Sahnoun, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Africa, is representing the UN, which has observer status in the talks convened by the African Union (AU), UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said today.This week’s meeting in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, is a follow-up to talks in Addis Ababa in June between Khartoum and the two rebel groups, the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army (SLM/A) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM).In New York, the Security Council was briefed on the situation in Darfur by UN Assistant Secretary-General Tuliameni Kalomoh. Following the closed-door meeting, the Council President, Russian Ambassador Andrey Denisov, told reporters that the members “urged all parties to work together to end the violence and resolve the issues that would relieve the ongoing humanitarian suffering in Darfur.”The President’s press statement also urged the Sudanese Government and all other parties involved to continue to cooperate closely with the African Union and the UN in seeking a resolution of the crisis. Jan Pronk, the most senior UN envoy on Sudan, also discussed the situation in Darfur when he met today in Khartoum with British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, who is visiting the country.Mr. Pronk, who is Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for Sudan, and Mr. Straw focused on the upcoming mission to Darfur by a delegation from the Joint Implementation Mechanism (JIM) – a body set up by the UN and Khartoum after Mr. Annan visited the country in July.More than 1.2 million people are internally displaced within Darfur and another 200,000 are refugees in neighbouring Chad, mainly because of attacks by Janjaweed militias, who are allied to the Sudanese Government forces fighting the rebel groups.JIM was set up to make sure the UN and Khartoum implement their promises, especially Khartoum’s pledges to disarm the Janjaweed and restore security for the vast population of vulnerable IDPs.In other developments:Mr. Pronk and Mr. Straw also discussed the peace talks taking place in Naivasha, Kenya, between the Sudanese Government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) in a bid to end the separate, 21-year civil war in the country’s south.The Sudanese Government has sent a high-level delegation to the West Darfur town of Masteri to probe last week’s reports from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) that a fresh batch of 30,000 people from Darfur are considering fleeing to Chad.<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7927"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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How A Weekend Of Upsets Changed The College Football Playoff

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p>The big beneficiaries of that were Ohio State, which tacked 18 percentage points onto its CFP probability, and Louisville, which picked up 12 points — as well as the Big Ten’s less-heralded contenders (Wisconsin and Penn State) and whoever wins the Big 12 (probably Oklahoma), who now has a Hail Mary’s chance to make the playoff. WisconsinBig Ten24+92+1 Oklahoma St.Big 123—<1— AlabamaSEC90%+438%+7 MichiganBig Ten36-2012-7 TEAMCONFERENCEPROBCHANGEPROBCHANGE Ohio StateBig Ten56+1817+7 USCPac-122+2<1— Changes in FiveThirtyEight’s CFP prediction model are since last week.Source: ESPN Stats & InfoRMATION GROUP Washington St.Pac-124—<1— AuburnSEC<1-10<1-2 OklahomaBig 1215+72+2 Penn StateBig Ten8+6<1— Western MichiganMAC<1—<1— 2016 College Football Playoff predictions update (Nov. 16) MAKES PLAYOFFWINS NAT’L TITLE FloridaSEC<1—<1— Will your favorite team make the College Football Playoff? See all of our predictions for the 2016 season » We’d said Louisville needed help to squeeze back into the playoff picture, and this past weekend provided it. If the Cardinals win out (the biggest obstacle to which is Houston, on the road, this Thursday night), they’d be slightly better than 50-50 to make the CFP. And Michigan’s loss only ratchets up the pressure surrounding “The Game” against Ohio State on Nov. 26: Provided each team beats its next foe (both Michigan and Ohio State are very likely to beat Indiana and Michigan State, respectively), the winner of the two rivals’ annual clash will be practically guaranteed to make the CFP — while the loser’s chances will be slim at best.All of these shake-ups will lead to a few weeks of extra anxiety for the coaches involved. But from a fan’s perspective, they took a relatively tidy (read: potentially boring) playoff picture and made it far more chaotic, a good recipe for an exciting climax to the season.Check out our college football predictions. After one of the wildest upset weekends in history — three of the AP poll’s top four teams all lost on Saturday — you knew the college football landscape was due for some bulldozing. That applied to both the College Football Playoff committee’s rankings, which landed Tuesday night, and FiveThirtyEight’s CFP prediction model, which uses those rankings to simulate the rest of the season and project who will be left standing when the committee makes its final decision. Each leaves us with a cloudier view of the playoff picture now than we had a week ago.On the committee side, Washington dropped out of the rankings’ all-important top four (the Huskies fell to No. 6 after falling to USC), Clemson slid from second to fourth after its loss to Pitt, and Ohio State vaulted from No. 5 to No. 2. At the same time, Michigan stayed at No. 3 despite losing to Iowa, and Alabama strengthened its grip on No. 1 — so three of the top four from last week’s rankings remained in those coveted positions. But now slots 2 through 6 in the rankings are all occupied by one-loss teams, with six more two-loss teams directly behind them. Aside from the Crimson Tide’s ongoing dominance, there’s not much to feel confident about going into the final few weeks of the regular season.That point is underscored by our CFP prediction model. Alabama remained relatively steady, and now has a 90 percent probability of making the playoff; at this point, the Tide would likely get in even if they lost a game (whether to Auburn in the season finale, or perhaps even the SEC championship). But the weekend also took identical 20-percentage-point tolls on Michigan and Washington’s CFP probabilities, and lopped 9 points off of Clemson’s as well. TennesseeSEC<1—<1— LouisvilleACC40+129+3 ColoradoPac-1210+2<1— NebraskaBig Ten<1—<1— West VirginiaBig 126+2<1— ClemsonACC70-914-3 WashingtonPac-1232-205-5 UtahPac-122+2<1— <span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7888"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Mens Gymnastics No 3 Ohio State hit the road to NCAA championships

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p>Ohio State senior Logan Melander performs on pommel horse against Michigan on Feb. 4. Credit: Daneyliz Rodriguez | Lantern reporterReturning from the Big Ten championships with their 14th conference title, the No. 3 Ohio State men’s gymnastics team prepares to hit the road for the NCAA championships. The journey, however, might not be the only thing on the minds of the athletes, as the Buckeyes mourn the loss of former team member, Larry Mayer, who passed away Monday evening.“We recently lost a member of our gymnastics family, and it was very hard for us,” said OSU coach Rustam Sharipov. “Larry Mayer was bright and a great athlete … Our thoughts go to his family and we are thinking of him. As for (the) NCAA championship, we’ve had some rough patches this season … but the guys work very hard and we are ready.”Mayer, 24, graduated in 2015 with a successful season, placing 10th on vault at the Big Ten event finals and seventh on vault at the team finals. He also won vault with a 15.150 against Michigan, and tied for second place on vault against Penn State with a 14.900. He was a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and a three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete.The NCAA championships start on Friday at the Christl Arena at The United States Military Academy at West Point.The championships qualifier begins Friday with two pre-qualifying sessions. The top three teams will advance to Saturday’s final session.Last season, the Buckeyes advanced to the 2016 NCAA championships with a second-place finish at the NCAA pre-qualifier at St. John Arena. However, it was Oklahoma who took home the title with a team score of 443.400 points. Stanford finished second with 434.050, while OSU placed third with 433.050.The Buckeyes will enter the championships ranked third in the all-around, second on pommel horse, third on rings, third on parallel bars and fourth on high bar.“We’ve basically just been making sure that everyone is healthy and everyone feels ready to go this weekend, but we’re actually so prepared that athletes who haven’t competed much this season will compete during the qualifier to give other guys a break,” said junior Seth Delbridge. “We’ve had a great season, and I just want to do the best that we can to earn the title. If we all go in with this outlook, I think we’ll do great.”OSU will compete in the first pre-qualifying session on Friday at 1 p.m. Team, all-around and event finals will take place on Saturday.<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7882"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Mens Basketball Kaleb Wesson becomes focal point in the Ohio State offense

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p>Ohio State sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson attempts a block against Cleveland State on Nov. 23 in St. John Arena. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorKaleb Wesson has been the focal point of the Ohio State offense over the last three games. Coming into the season with a career high of 18 points, the sophomore forward matched that against South Carolina State and exceeded that in his next game, scoring 19 points against Samford. Wesson continued his key role in the Ohio State offense in St. John Arena: the same place his father played in. In Friday’s 89-62 win against Cleveland State, he led the team with 19 points, matching his career high, making eight of 15 attempts from the floor. When you ask Wesson about the groove he’s been in, about the integral role he’s played in the offense in the last three games of Ohio State’s six-game winning streak to start the 2018-19 season, he does not mention himself. It’s all about the players around him. “I feel I have more opportunities because of my teammates,” Wesson said. “My teammates stepped up early in the year. Creighton, me and C.J. [Jackson] didn’t play very well and we still won the game because people stepped up. I feel if more people step up, I will get more shots.” He said his teammates move the ball around on the outside, finding an easier angle for the big man in the middle, finding an ability to pin defenders in the low post. But for a team that lost a lot of its forward depth right before the season began, with Micah Potter announcing his transfer from the program prior to its first game against Cincinnati on Nov. 7, many of the questions revolved around the same general topic. Wesson is only one player, and with only two other true “big men” on the roster —sophomore forward Kyle Young and freshman forward JaeDon LeDee — how would Ohio State be able to be consistent in the paint? How would Ohio State be able to play big? It’s setting the identity of Ohio State, no matter the personnel the team has available. It’s something that was planned for in the second half against Cleveland State. “The plan was to get the ball inside,” Wesson said. “Every single time, we try and play inside out.” In the second half, Wesson led the team with 10 points, connecting on four of seven shots from the floor. In Wesson, Ohio State is able to set the tone for the rest of the team in that area, something that Cleveland State head coach Dennis Felton had to prepare for.“We know that when he is in the game, they want to run their offense through him. They want to do a lot of things that end up being about four out, one in to get him the ball,” Felton said. “He’s very heavy and wide and strong and he’s terrific at using his girth to seal for angles. That came as no surprise.” Like Wesson said, though, it’s not just him, barrelling over opponents in the paint, using his size and girth to bully opponents in the low post. It’s his teammates, getting him in the right positions, finding the mismatches defensively. Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann said he gives credit to Wesson not being trapped so much, finding one-on-one matchups down low as opposed to what Creighton did, double teaming the forward in the paint. But even in those situations, Holtmann said Wesson has found a way to succeed. “What people have to understand is Kaleb, he understands how to play,” Holtmann said. “If there are two guys on him, he’s going to pass the ball out. There’s some teams that are really going to try and limit his scoring and he’s going to have to recognize that and be able to make the right basketball play.” But Wesson still can’t do everything in the paint by himself, and the numbers have shown that. The Buckeyes recorded 38 rebounds to Cleveland State’s 37, a team that its head coach described as struggling with its post presence. Much of the success for the Vikings against Ohio State was their ability to get second chances in the paint, recording 12 offensive rebounds and 10 second-chance points. Ohio State sophomore forward Kyle Young showed a bit of promise in that area, recording three offensive boards in Friday’s win, showing a hustle in the paint, getting to the loose balls, something Holtmann said the team, as a whole, did not do a good job in against Cleveland State. Wesson understands how important offensive boards are to a team’s success. “We definitely have to pick up our offensive rebounding,” Wesson said. “That’s a big key, getting extra possessions in the game, getting extra shots.”  To Holtmann, it’s simpler than that. It’s rebounding in general, offensive and defensive boards. That’s what is going to give Ohio State that staying power. Even if his offensive numbers decrease, that’s where Wesson’s staying power will be, where his impact will be made: on the glass.<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7880"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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ExAussie bikie gang member blown up in Athens Mercedes explosion

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://b58.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2058/IMG17864.jpg" alt="first_img" />Former Victorian president of the Comancheros bikie gang Amad “Jay’’ Malkoun, aged 56, was seriously injured in a car bomb in Glyfada, an upmarket southern suburb of Athens.The explosion took place at 10am on Friday morning at an open-air car park as Mr Malkoun left the local gym at 28 Vouliagmenis Avenue.Eyewitness accounts state that was pulled out of the wreckage within moments after the explosion by either a passerby or one of his own bodyguards.Authorities closed down both lanes of traffic on the busy avenue and had to put out the fire caused by the explosion that also spread to three adjacent cars.The incident is currently being investigated and it is still unknown whether the explosive mechanism was detonated by the ignition or done remotely.Greek police sources say the man’s driving license was issued by the United Arab Emirates, however the license plate on the car were Australian.He is currently being treated at the Asclipeio General Hospital in Voula for serious injuries which are not life threatening.Mr Malkoun had left Australia with his wife and two children in 2013 and moved to Dubai to escape internal warfare within his bikie gang. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram<img src="http://a38.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2038/IMG15734.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7818"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Former combat pilot to share stories of her experiences

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a16.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2016/IMG18221.jpg" alt="first_img" />Former Army helicopter pilot Amber Smith, who learned to fly on the family farm near White Salmon, will discuss her combat experiences Friday at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.The free presentation is at 7 p.m. at the national park’s Visitor Center, 1501 E. Evergreen Blvd.Smith served in the U.S. Army as an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter pilot-in-command and air mission commander in the 101st Airborne Division from 2003 to 2010. Smith deployed twice — to Iraq in 2005 and then to eastern Afghanistan in 2008.Smith is the author of the recently released book “Danger Close: My Epic Journey as a Combat Helicopter Pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan.” Smith will sign copies of her book, which will be available for sale in the Visitor Center Bookstore.Knowing that she wanted to fly, Smith enlisted in 2003 in the Army — the only service to guarantee her a flying slot, she told a U.S. military online publication in 2008.“Women were very rare in the Kiowa Warrior community. I worked very hard to do my job and contribute to the mission. As soon as they realized that, I was part of the team,” she said in a news release from Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.<img src="http://b53.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2053/IMG17637.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7794"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Premiers Sales Blitz team leaves Sunday for Six City tour in US

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a38.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2038/IMG12556.jpg" alt="first_img" />Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 May 2015 – Tourism and Business leaders from the World’s Best Island Destination will file out on Sunday for a one week trek through the United States. Some countries call it a fam trip, but with business, investment and tourism to be pitched to potential interests, the Turks and Caicos is labeling the stride as the Premier’s North American Tourism, Investment & Commerce Sales Blitz. Beginning in Atlanta, moving on to Dallas and Houston with a stop into Chicago, New York and Boston the team representing the Office of the Premier, the Ministry of Tourism, the Tourist Board, TCHTA and Turks and Caicos Real Estate Association (TCREA) will be led by Hon Porsha Smith, Minister of Tourism. Through luncheons and evening meetings the group will meet with as many as 600 executives to promote the islands at venues including the City Club of Buckhead, rooftop at the Knickerbocker and the Crescent Club. The Office of the Premier says the benefit of the strategic meetings with these six cities in the five days is a maneuver for short and long term growth. “The overall benefits of the Sales Blitz to the Turks and Caicos Islands are expected to be increases in tourist arrivals, the broadening of opportunities for investment and building on the strategic direction for bringing sustainable year-round stimuli to the economy, particularly to the hospitality sector and especially to the small and medium sized businesses locally.” You can follow me on Twitter @DeeCaribbean, we will have your regular highlights. TCI: Hard work happens each day, says new President of TC Hotel and Tourism Association; Strategic Action Plan unveiled Related Items:Investment & Commerce Sales Blitz, ministry of tourism, Portia smith, premier rufus ewing, Premier’s North American Tourism, TCHTA, the Tourist Board, Turks and Caicos Real Estate Association Luxury events for Chicago’s leading travel and media professionals hosted by #TeamTCI Turks and Caicos invited to the World Gourmet Summit in Singapore Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you<img src="http://a21.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2021/IMG10327.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7780"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Soy Leaders Visit Poultry Industry in Ghana

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a18.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2018/IMG16214.jpg" alt="first_img" />ASA Director Joe Steinkamp and CEO Steve Censky join Samuel Darko, CEO of Darko Poultry Farms, viewing a sample of local maize stored at his feed milling facility. Local maize quality varies significantly and solvent extracted 47 percent protein soybean meal availability is irregular, both issues to be addressed by the ASA/WISHH Program’s AMPLIFIES Ghana project.American Soybean Association (ASA) Vice President Joe Steinkamp (IN) and CEO Stephen Censky visited the only vertically integrated poultry operation in Ghana last week.Darko Farms, established in the late 1960s, runs a parent stock hatchery, day-old chick, broiler grow-out, feed compounding and slaughter facility in Kumasi, Ghana. They are a stakeholder in the ASA/ World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) Program’s new Food for Progress project aimed at revitalizing the Ghanaian poultry industry, which will include the monetization of U.S. soybean meal later this year.The challenges Darko Farms face include biosecurity, consistent feed ingredient quality and supply, and low local demand for breast meat.They prefer solvent extracted soybean meal for their feeds and are developing a business model involving contracted poultry producers who will place a minimum of 2,000 chicks and receive Darko feeds and extension services for maximum efficient broiler production.<img src="http://a41.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2041/IMG3896.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7765"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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