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first_imgFederal Government | Fisheries | Food | Oceans | SouthwestKodiak fishermen find extra work through halibut research amid stock concernJanuary 9, 2018 by Kayla Desroches, KMXT-Kodiak Share:Fishing vessel Kema Sue under commission to the International Pacific Halibut Commission for research. (Photo by Kayla Desroches/KMXT)The Pacific halibut fishery may see a drop in stock over the next few years and the International Pacific Halibut Commission, which regulates the fishery, uses surveys in Kodiak waters to collect data.The surveys also give local fishermen another job to tackle during the winter season, especially with the recent announcement of the 80 percent cut to Pacific cod quota in 2018.Audio Playerhttp://kmxt.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Halibut-Sampling-KMXT-Jan-09.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Dock workers throw frozen fish through the hatch and into a large bin, and deckhands help transfer the headed and gutted bait into containers.Fisherman Terry Haines next to a container of bait. (Photo by Kayla Desroches/KMXT)Longtime Kodiak fisherman Terry Haines and his son are deckhands on the trip. They set gear and bring in the fish so scientists on board can focus on the research.“They can see how we harvest the resource and then we can see how they assess the stock and it’s kinda great to have that interaction between, I think, the harvester and the scientist,” Haines said.It’s also a good way to make some extra cash.“With the cod stock the way it is, this is a pretty good job right now this winter, and it’s not during the regular longline season when I would  be doing regular halibut and black cod,” Haines said.This particular research trip focuses on the halibut reproductive cycle.“We’re going out there and gathering both males and females, and they take all kinds of different samples, and they use those for their science,” he said. “They take that back to the lab and they get it all figured out, and their scientists make an assessment based on this data that they’ve gathered from the field here.”They need 30 males and 30 females, and they’ll head back to town whenever they catch the required amount.Part-owner of the longliner Kema Sue, Jorg Schmeisser said the crew’s pay is the same no matter what. $350 a day for five days.Walk away after the first day or the fifth, it’s still the same amount.And he said, for him and his vessel, participating in the research has been essential.“It’s become a viable chunk of the program here. Without it, I don’t know. I don’t know (if) we would have the boat even,” Schmeisser said. “It’s gotten pretty skinny on the catcher end of the longline year for us without a cod season now, and so this definitely helps.”He says he does abundance surveys with the halibut commission in the summer and the rare survey in the winter, like this one. They fish halibut and black cod in the spring and fall, and used to fish Pacific cod in the winter time.The reproductive study is one of a few projects the commission is doing in Kodiak.The commission’s biological and ecosystem science program manager, Josep Planas said they collect halibut samples at the beginning of each month.“To basically understand reproductive progression and maturity in both males and females of Pacific halibut throughout their entire reproductive annual cycle and how maturity advances and progresses throughout the year,” Planas said.The project started a few months ago and is set to wrap up in August or September.Planas mentions two other projects.One, which they completed in November, studied hook release techniques in the longline fishery to better understand the injury to fish and the effect on their survival rate.The other study looks at halibut size.“Those fish are getting smaller every year in certain areas, and we’re trying to understand whether growth plays a role in this decrease in size-at-age.”According to a commission end of year assessment for 2017, Pacific halibut stock saw a steady decline between the late 1990s and about 2010 because of shrinking size-at-age and weaker recruitment strengths.A report from the committee’s November meeting in Seattle, Washington, shows a high risk for stock decline over the next couple of years.International Pacific Halibut Commission will discuss the decline and next steps at its upcoming meeting in Portland, Oregon later this month.Share this story:last_img read more

first_imgUncategorized10 Ways to Have a Great Weekend in L.A.Experimental jazz, a psychedelic opera, a live Harry Potter supercut, and a monster under the iceBy Theis Duelund – February 26, 2015838ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItCOMEDY: Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience—A ParodySumming up seven Harry Potter films in 70 minutes, funny guys Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner enact scenes from Hogwarts and beyond in a spoof of the popular franchise. More information (February 25-March 1; The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts) THEATER: Julian Sands in a Celebration of Harold PinterSands pays tribute to the Nobel Prize-winning playwright in a solo show directed by John Malkovich. More information (February 26; Valley Center for the Performing Arts) MUSIC: Alice in WonderlandFor this psychedelic opera by Korean composer Unsuk Chin, director Netia Jones integrates her own video projections, the illustrations of Ralph Steadman, and large-scale costumes for an imaginative take on the children’s story. More information (February 27-28; Walt Disney Concert Hall)OUTDOORS: L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5/10K Run/Walk & Bike RideOn Saturday hop on a bike for a 20-mile ride along the L.A. River or a 30-plus-mile excursion through the hills of Elysian Park around Dodger Stadium. Equally picturesque are the Sunday 5K and 10K runs. More information (February 28-March 1; Various locations)MOVIES: Moulin RougeVenture to bawdy, bohemian Paris in Baz Luhrmann’s spectacle of song and dance, which screens at the outdoor rooftop theater downtown. More information (February 28; Electric Dusk Drive-in)CONFABS: Rock N’ Roll Flea MarketVintage collections, antiquities dealers, vintage clothing, jewelry makers, music memorabilia, vinyl, local food vendors, and all things rock n’ roll. Find yourself a new leather jacket or a rare Elvis seven inch record. More information (March 1; The Regent Theater)MUSIC: Kevin Morby & Jessica PrattKevin Morby deals in 70’s tinged soft rock and balladry on his latest album, 2014’s Still Life. Jessica Pratt’s idiosyncratic brand of nouveau folk brought her into the spotlight in 2012 when the singer released her self-titled debut album. Pratt just dropped the follow up, On Your Own Love Again this month. More information (February 28; The Echo)MOVIES: The Thing & Runaway TrainJohn Carpenter’s classic horror flick The Thing chronicles a doomed Antarctic research teams efforts to fight off an ancient evil monster under the ice. In Runaway Train two convicts attempt to escape capture. Based on a screenplay by Japanese auteur Akira Kurosawa, the film launched among others Danny Trejo’s career. More information (December 27-28; New Beverly Cinema)DANCE: BodytrafficLillian Barbeito and Tina Finkelman Berkett’s renowned dance troupe Bodytraffic returns to the Broad Stage to perform pieces by among others Victor Quijada and Hofesh Shechter. More information (February 26-27; The Broad Stage)MUSIC: SlumgumJon Armstrong, Rory Cowal, David Tranchina, and Trevor Anderies founded Slumgum in 2008 and today the quartet is one of the most critically acclaimed acts on the Southern California’s experimental jazz scene. More information (February 27; The Blue Whale) TAGSAlice in WonderlandBaz LuhrmannBodytrafficElectric Dusk Drive-InHarold PinterJessica PrattKevin MorbyL.A. Chinatown FirecrackerMoulin RougeNew Beverly CinemaOn Your Own Love AgainRock N’ Roll Flea MarketRunaway TrainSlumgumThe Blue WhaleThe Broad StageThe EchoThe Regent TheaterThe ThingWalt Disney Concert HallPrevious articleSanta Monica Farmers Market Report: Asparagus Is HereNext articleScene It Before: Vroman’s Bookstore from Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad DayTheis Duelund RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORAlice in Wonderland Fans Are Going to Go Mad for This Pop-Up “Tea” PartyFor 30 Years, Artist Bill Barminski Has Channeled Postwar Ennui in Amazing WaysThe 16 Best Ways to Spend Your Weekend, 9/15last_img read more

first_imgMarket sources say that Japan Post is exploring all options for its subsidiary Toll Group, which was acquired by the state-owned conglomerate for $5.1bn in May 2015.BackgroundOn the day the huge – and very expensive – Toll deal was announced just about four years ago, The Loadstar reported “the logistics sector is set to see one of the largest acquisitions to date after it was announced in Sydney this morning that the board of Australia’s Toll group has unanimously approved a takeover bid from the Japan … Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Password* © Tktktk Premium subscriber LOGIN Reset Your Password Please Login Email* Forgotten your password? Please click herecenter_img Email* << Go back LOGIN Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium New Premium subscriber REGISTER By Alessandro Pasetti 27/03/2019 Resetlast_img read more

first_img By Ed Silverman March 16, 2018 Reprints Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Pharmalot What is it? Are consumers overpaying at the pharmacy counter? GET STARTED Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Americans may be overpaying for their prescription medicines nearly one-quarter of the time, although the average amount was relatively modest — less than $8. And there were more overpayments involving generic drugs than brand-name medicines, according to a new analysis.Of about 9.5 million prescription insurance claims filed from January to June 2013, 2.2 million involved overpayments, and these totaled $135 million, or $10.51 per person, according to the analysis that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. And about 17 percent of the claims resulted in an overpayment exceeding $10. Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Ed Silvermancenter_img Log In | Learn More [email protected] STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. What’s included? About the Author Reprints APStock @Pharmalot Tags drug pricingpharmaceuticalsSTAT+last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments No Content Available RELATEDTOPICS Advertisement AdvertisementTags: container shipoil spillSri Lanka AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentscenter_img Images taken by Sri Lanka’s Navy show the hull of the container ship with its stern appearing to be submerged in the water as smoke billows from its bow.Wijesekera said the X-Press Pearl was being “towed away to deep waters” by a salvage company and the navy.However, “there are now concerns over the amount of water in the hull and its effect on the ship’s stability,” X-Press Feeders said. A previous attempt to tow the ship away was aborted on Tuesday due to a large ocean swell, it said.The X-Press Pearl, was sailing from India’s Gujarat to Colombo when a fire broke out on board on May 20, as it was nine nautical miles off the Sri Lankan coast.It was carrying 1,486 containers when the fire started, 81 of which held “dangerous goods,” including 25 metric tons of nitric acid, according to X-Press Feeders. The other chemicals onboard the ship are yet to be confirmed.Sri Lankan authorities have launched criminal and civil probes into how the fire started.The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. Advertisement SRI LANKA / CNN — A container ship that caught fire 13 days ago off the Sri Lankan coast is unleashing one of the most disastrous ecological accidents in the country’s history as it starts to sink, officials said.Since May 20, the Sri Lanka Navy and Indian Coast Guard have been working non-stop to try and prevent the flaming ship from sinking. The ship is laden with chemicals like nitric acid and was holding 350 metric tons of oil in its tanks, officials said.Sri Lanka’s Marine Environment Protection Authority has warned the Singaporean-registered ship, called the MV X-Press Pearl, could create an oil spill emergency. It expects pristine beaches along an 18-mile stretch of coastline from the tourist spot of Negombo to Dikowita to be hit. The fire, which raged for almost two weeks, has prompted a large-scale clean-up operation along Sri Lanka’s western coast, as millions of plastic micro pellets blanketed beaches near the capital Colombo. Fishing in the area was suspended and environmentalists warned birds and marine life could be threatened by plastic and chemical pollution. AdvertisementAuthorities fear a bigger disaster if the oil leaks into the ocean and nearby lagoons before the vessel can be towed away.Sri Lanka’s State Minister of Fisheries, Kanchana Wijesekera, said on Twitter the X-Press Pearl was “sinking at the current position” and fishing activities and other vessels have been barred from entering the Negombo Lagoon.“Emergency measures are (being) taken to protect the lagoon and surrounding areas to contain the damage from any debris or in case of an oil leak,” Wijesekera added.last_img read more

first_img AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] National Cooperation and Cooperation with Foreign Countries Cannot Coexist By Daily NK – 2008.06.09 5:41pm RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SHARE Facebook Twitter Tongil Shinbo, North Korea’s weekly magazine, criticized on the 7th a strong pursuit of the U.S.-Korea alliance by the Lee administration, saying that “national cooperation (minjok gongjo)” and “cooperation with foreign countries” cannot coexist.North Korea’s online media “Uriminzokkiri (Amongst our Nation)” introduced a piece called “national cooperation is the path of nationalism and love for one’s people” published in Tongil Shinbo. “With the Lee Myung Bak administration’s pro-American, anti-Republic (anti-North) policy maneuver becoming more conspicuous, they are taking a defiant attitude against the era of autonomous unification. While National cooperation is the nationalistic love, “cooperation with other countries” is an act of betrayal of one’s country.”The medium said, “National cooperation, in terms of bloodline, language, culture, and history, is an obvious principle and means of survival.” The Tongil Shinbo, in another piece called “National Cooperation” raised its voice on this day, “The current conservative powers in South Chosun (Korea) are conspicuously demonstrating an anti-unification and anti-nation scheme such as ‘cooperation’ or ‘recovery of relations’ with aggressive outside countries.It also insisted, “Due to such maneuvers, the future road of North-South Korea relations will be in rough circumstances, which are severely threatening peace and security on the Chosun peninsula.” The Tongil Shinbo added, “A nation-wide struggle to implement the June 15th Joint Declaration and the October 4th Agreement should be carried out even more aggressively, so that we can pulverize schemes of ‘cooperation with outside influences.” Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak center_img News News News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Facebook Twitter AvatarCho Jong Ik SHARE Ryu Removes Roadblock to Government Aidcenter_img News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak South Korea’s Minister of Unification declared this morning that Seoul is willing to provide North Korea with flood relief aid.Minister Ryu Woo Ik, who was attending a meeting of the National Assembly Foreign Affairs, Trade and Unification Committee, responded to a question about flood relief from a Democratic United Party lawmaker by saying, “There is a willingness to propose aid related to North Korean flood damage.”The same lawmaker went on to assert that this may be the last chance for the Lee administration to improve relations with the regime of Kim Jong Eun, to which Ryu responded, “We are willing to observe the contents of the discussions with private groups and then make a proposal even in the absence of a North Korean request.”Three private groups are due to visit North Korea today and early next week to discuss aid issues.Hwang Jin Ha, a lawmaker with the ruling Saenuri Party, added that there is a budget to be spent on such things, commenting, “Of the entire 1.9 trillion won inter-Korean cooperation fund, a mere 4.1% is being used. We should actively pursue utilizing that budget for humanitarian purposes such as North Korean flood damage.” By Cho Jong Ik – 2012.08.24 3:45pm News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

McIntosh told clients that the money would be invested in alternative mutual funds, pooled funds and gold, however no such investments were made. The MFDA’s notice of hearing details that McIntosh created and sent out account statements and quarterly reports to clients about their supposed investments on Dundee letterhead. Dundee became aware of McIntosh’s behavior in September 2010 when a client inquired as to why a gold investment made via a bank draft was not on an account statement prepared by the firm. MFDA documents state that when approached by Dundee about the investment McIntosh denied receiving the bank draft. McIntosh later met with the client to further mislead her as to the investment and had her sign a document stating that the matter was caused by confusion on her part. McIntosh was suspended from Dundee in November 2010 and then fired in December of the same year. During his suspension, McIntosh contacted several clients to see if they had been contacted by the firm as well as to try and mislead them as to the nature of the investigation, according to the MFDA. Furthermore, when an MFDA investigation was launched in 2011, McIntosh refused to co-operate and to this date has not given a statement to the regulator. Dundee repaid $1.8 million to 10 of the 11 clients in 2010. While McIntosh did repay one client a little more than $6,000 (from the $50,000 originally invested) in 2010 using funds from other clients, the MFDA states that he has failed to repay or to account for the misappropriated funds. In addition to the fine, the MFDA hearing panel also permanently banned McIntosh from conducting securities related business with an MFDA member. McIntosh was also fined an additional fine of $50,000 for failing to co-operate with the regulator’s investigation and ordered to pay $10,000 in costs. The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada [MFDA] has fined Leslie McIntosh of Calgary $1.6 million for the misappropriation of funds from 11 clients. The fraud occurred between May 2008 and November 2010, according to MFDA documents, when McIntosh was a mutual fund salesman for Dundee Private Investors Inc. The clients ordered bank drafts or wrote cheques to one of two trade names registered to McIntosh, which were deposited into an account held by the former salesperson. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Fiona Collie BFI investors plead for firm’s sale PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator Related news Keywords Enforcement Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

first_imgJames Langton The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) is introducing new requirements for clearing agencies and formalizing their oversight arrangements in an effort to bolster the integrity and oversight of financial market infrastructure. The CSA published rules on Thursday that aim to adopt international standards for organizations that operate as central counterparties (CCPs), central securities depositories, or settlement systems. Those international standards are set out in principles that the International Organization of Securities Commissions and the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructure developed in 2012, which aim to enhance the safety and efficiency of financial market infrastructure, limit systemic risk and foster financial stability. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media “These harmonized standards will support resilient and cost-effective clearing agency operations, which in turn promote financial stability and orderly capital markets,” says Louis Morisset, the CSA’s chairman and president and CEO of the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), in a statement. The new rule is scheduled to take effect on Feb. 17, 2016. At the same time, the CSA also published proposed amendments to accompanying policy guidance, which was developed jointly by the CSA and the Bank of Canada, that would also introduce international standards related to recovery and orderly wind-down planning by CCPs. Those proposed changes are out for a 60-day comment period, ending Feb. 1, 2016. In addition, eight of the provincial securities regulators — including those in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia — signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that sets out how they will co-operate and co-ordinate their oversight of clearing agencies, trade repositories and matching service utilities. The MOU will take effect once it receives government approval. Under the MOU, a single regulator, or a group of regulators, will take the lead in conducting direct oversight of financial infrastructure firms. This arrangement aims to avoid regulatory duplication and inconsistent requirements. The agreement also enhances co-ordination for processing the applications from firms that are seeking regulatory recognition. “This MOU reflects our collective commitment to co-operative oversight, information sharing and consultation,” Morisset says. “The co-ordinated oversight model will help reduce the compliance burden on the entities that provide market infrastructure.” Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgJournaling Project Makes Pandemic Personal Corona Zhang ’20 (CLAS) and Adriana Sowell ’21 (CLAS) are members of the Student Advisory Board of the PJP.For centuries, all types of people have kept journals or diaries. Unfortunately, most of them get lost in history, unless fame and fortune come the writer’s way.The Pandemic Journaling Project is designed to make sure that does not happen during the unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic. The project, which began last May, lets people all over Connecticut, the United States, and the world create a lasting record of their personal experiences. It will then serve as a data repository for researchers in the humanities, social sciences, and health sciences for decades to come.More than 550 people from the United States and 24 other countries have so far joined the project, which is fully online and open to new contributors.“Journaling means different things to different people — and for the Pandemic Journaling Project, it doesn’t even need to involve writing,” says UConn associate professor of anthropology Sarah Willen, who co-founded the project with Katherine Mason, an assistant professor of anthropology at Brown University. “We are inviting people to carve out a space to put their thoughts down. Of course people can write if they want to, but they can also upload photos, or speak into their phone and upload an audio file. Some entries look a lot like social media posts. Others are more systematic chronicles — or even poems. These are all terrific ways of capturing the impact of the pandemic on real people’s lives.”The Pandemic Journaling Project is open to anyone from anywhere in the world who is 18 years of age or over. A computer is not needed to participate, only a mobile phone. Each week, participants are asked a few short survey questions, then invited to create two journal entries. The first question is the same each week – how has the pandemic affected your life in the past week? For the second entry, participants are given a choice of questions about some aspect of everyday life, ranging from finances to living circumstances to trust in government.The project is completely anonymous. Contributors are asked to complete a short survey when they join with basic questions about gender, age, COVID-19 exposure, health status, and other topics. Answers to these questions will help researchers see patterns in how the pandemic is affecting different groups.Each time a participant creates a journal entry, they decide whether they are comfortable making it public or not. Some public entries are shared on the project’s Featured Entries page. Journalers can also log in securely to view and download their journal at any time.For the first 25 years after the pandemic, materials will be available only to academic researchers. Following that 25-year period, the entire collection will become a publicly accessible, University-based archive.“Some people choose to keep all of their entries private, while others give permission to share absolutely everything — and some folks mix it up from week to week,” says Willen. “We’ve been excited to see people connect with the project in such different ways. We’re also thrilled that faculty at nearly a dozen colleges and universities are bringing PJP into their classrooms in various ways.”An Educator Resource page, developed in consultation with the project’s advisory board, outlines some options for engaging PJP in classroom settings.One inspiration for the Pandemic Journaling Project was an email conversation among faculty and students at UConn’s Human Rights Institute, where Willen directs the research program on global health and human rights. A comment from Richard Brown, emeritus distinguished Board of Trustees professor of history, was very meaningful to Willen.Brown wrote: “We are not often consciously thrust into HISTORY. Now we are. It is an opportunity to learn about ourselves and our society. Afterwards, it will be an occasion to assess later mythmaking and conventional ‘wisdom’ about the pandemic.”“This is the wisdom of a seasoned historian,” says Willen. “For me, his words confirmed that what we’re all experiencing is, in fact, historically significant and worth chronicling. They confirmed that in the future, people will really want to understand what life was like during the COVID-19 pandemic — not just from newspapers and official accounts, but in an everyday sense, in regular people’s everyday lives.The PJP was created with seed funding from UConn Global Affairs, the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP), the UConn Provost’s Office, and the Human Rights Institute, and other funders at UConn, Brown University, and Trinity College. A complete list of funding sources can be found here.The Pandemic Journaling Project has an active social media presence on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.A unique feature of the Pandemic Journaling Project is that it has a diverse Student Advisory Board of about 15 members.“It is different from social media and obviously different from textbooks,” says Corona Zhang ’20 (CLAS), a member of the board, who is a native of West Hartford and a graduate student in public health at UConn. “It’s really cool because you can see other people’s public entries and understand what they are going through in their own words.”Both Zhang and fellow board member Adriana Sowell ’21 (CLAS) believe that recruiting a diverse group of contributors to the project is an important mission.“I think that the power of the Pandemic Journaling Project is that you are able to listen and hear the experiences of the people actually living it from various backgrounds and identities,” says Sowell, a native of East Hartford. “That is powerful and important because there is no one person or one institution that can write a textbook that accurately recognizes all those different experiences in the way our project does. We do it in a really holistic way.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:anthropology, Brown University, Connecticut, covid-19, global health, Government, Human Rights, Instagram, Katherine, mobile phone, Professor, public health, social media, students, United States, university, University of Connecticutlast_img read more