OTTAWA – We know, we know — those guys are good, as the PGA Tour’s slogan goes. But make no mistake: so are the women.Ask anyone who saw last weekend’s superlative Solheim Cup showdown, complete with a riveting Sunday-singles comeback by U.S. powerhouse Lexi Thompson — she of the four-stroke penalty debacle at the ANA Inspiration in April — to eke out a half-point against Europe’s Anna Nordqvist.The three-day match-play contest in Des Moines offered up some of the most compelling, high-quality golf of the year, and ought to have golf fans lining up to check out the CP Women’s Open, underway this week at the newly redesigned Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club.Operative words: “ought to.”When it comes to Canada’s premier displays of professional golf, the RBC Canadian Open — perpetually, it seems, at the Jack Nicklaus-designed Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont. — remains a bigger draw than its more mobile female counterpart.“There is a little bit of a different feeling, and I’m not quite sure why that is,” says Lorie Kane, the 21-year LPGA veteran, four-time winner, national golf treasure and pride of Charlottetown, P.E.I.“I’ve been to both. I feel the excitement at both. I think once a fan comes to the LPGA Tour, they’re fans for life. But it’s getting them there that we seem to have some problems with.“It frustrates me, I’m not gonna lie. It frustrates me that women’s sports take a back seat to just about everything, and I think we deserve better.”Fans of golf played at the highest level — of seeing how true masters of the game manage their way around a challenging layout under the toughest of conditions — are sure to find something to like among the many prodigious talents of the LPGA Tour.Since the women don’t need golf courses in excess of 7,500 yards to test their mettle, the Women’s Open has been able to showcase a number of top-tier Canadian courses across the country in recent years: Point Grey in Vancouver, Glen Arbour in Halifax or Royal Mayfair in Edmonton, where your humble correspondent spent countless early-morning hours with dear old Dad.Do not underestimate the giddy thrill of watching world-class golfers navigate the same cambered, forest-lined fairways, huge, vexing greens and thick rough that you knew in your childhood, perhaps better than your own backyard. It never gets old, gender be damned.And while prodigious ball-strikers like Dustin Johnson or Brooks Koepka ensure the men’s pro game looks less and less like the golf one sees at the local muni on a Sunday afternoon, amateur golfers of all talents are liable to find their game has a lot more in common with that of the women.“The general public learns more from our game, just strictly based on tempo and ability,” says Kane.“Dustin Johnson, he’s a freak of nature. I mean, he is so athletic, and how he applies the club head to the ball … not the average person can do that. But, if they come out and watch … any number of the Korean players, their golf swings are built on simple, basic, tempo fundamentals.”Of course, some golf fans simply want to see how far the ball can travel. For them, there’s a host of long bombers on the LPGA Tour, including 19-year-old Brooke Henderson, the darling of Smiths Falls, Ont., an hour’s drive south of the national capital.Henderson’s superhuman flexibility allows a pass at the ball that’s downright Dustin-esque. She takes it well past parallel on the backswing and leaves nothing on the tee. And it works: in only her third year on tour, Henderson is ranked 10th in the world and has four career victories to her name, including last year’s KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.“She’s getting it done, so it’s fun to see a bunch of different types of games,” said Kane. “We’re not just ‘plinky, plinky, plinky,’ but we do have that.“So, our game, yeah, there’s variety. You want to see length, we’ve got it. But then, you’ll have someone like Mo Martin, who will drive you crazy with how close to the hole she can hit a five-wood.”The diminutive Martin vaulted on to the scene in 2014 when she captured the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Birkdale, her first LPGA win, with a laser-like three-wood that plinked off the pin on 18 for an easy eagle. That shot, followed by a celebratory shimmy, made Martin a bona fide superstar.This week, the redesigned second hole at the Hunt — just one of several dramatic changes to the Willie Park Jr. design by celebrated U.S. architect Michael Hurdzan — will offer the perfect tableau for the various styles of play on display.Measuring just over 300 yards to an elevated green well-guarded by deep bunkers, longer hitters are sure to take a shot at driving the green, while others like Martin will likely have to take a more strategic approach.“This might be one of the shortest holes, and it may be one of the hardest, because it’s a blind shot into that green,” Hurdzan said during a visit to the Hunt last year.“We purposely kept it that way; that was the intent.”LPGA crowds are usually smaller than their PGA Tour counterparts, which is good news for those who do attend: better vantage points, more opportunities to get up close to the players. Ticket prices are reasonable, too — a full week badge is less than $100, compared with $135 for the men’s event.The bad news?“The last time we played at the Hunt Club we had a record number of fans,” says Kane.“And I think now with Brooke’s influence, with Smiths Falls being so close, just with the healthy environment that we have right now in Canadian women’s golf … Ottawa, I believe, will be busy.”Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version misspelled Dustin Johnson’s last name.
KELOWNA, B.C. – A woman in Kelowna, B.C., says an afternoon drive with her son turned into a “devastating” experience when human feces fell from the sky and into her eyes from the open sunroof of their car.Susan Allan says she and her 21-year-old son Travis Sweet had just returned from having lunch with her mother when the stinky feces fell on their faces and covered the vehicle.She says the feces appeared to have fallen from a plane that she saw when they were stopped at a red light with another car that was also hit.Allan says she and the driver of the other car drove to a carwash and sprayed themselves off before she called the Kelowna airport.She says an administrator at the airport told her Transport Canada would be investigating and the department has confirmed it is looking into the incident possibly involving what’s called “blue ice” or waste from an aircraft.Allan says she has conjunctivitis in both eyes and provided a doctor’s note saying the infections were due to being “inundated with sewage from an overhead plane while driving her car.” read more
9 September 2011Recent student protests in Chile, which were marked by violence in which a student was killed, provide an opportunity to reevaluate the country’s education policies with an emphasis on human rights, a United Nations expert said today. “Quality education must be within the reach of everyone,” UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education Kishore Singh stressed, noting that the protesters were concerned at the quality and cost of education in the country. “Access to quality education, whether primary, secondary or at a higher level, cannot be subjected to students’ or their families’ ability to pay or take on debt.”According to media reports high school students are demanding an end to for-profit educational institutions, lower interest rates on student loans and a bus pass that is valid year-round.“Human rights treaties are clear: while primary education must be totally free, States are obligated to adopt measures to establish secondary and higher education that is progressively free,” Mr. Singh said.He noted that the private sector, when regulated, may play a role in education at all levels, but the State must guarantee that economically challenged or marginalized groups are not excluded from the educational sector. “In recent decades Chile has made great progress in reestablishing a state of law and democracy,” he added. “Ensuring quality education that is accessible to all is a fundamental part in consolidating these advances.”He deplored the loss of live and violence during the demonstrations, stressing that peaceful protests are a fundamental part of democracy and must be protected. “All acts of violence in this context is deplorable and must be duly investigated,” he said.According to media reports, nearly 900 people were arrested on one day and department stores set on fire by protesters in Santiago, the capital. When striking school students they tried to march on the presidential palace they were met by hundreds of police in riot gear and clouds of teargas. read more
A Delhi teen, who was reported missing last week, has been located in the Kitchener area.A member of the public contacted police on Monday on the girl’s whereabouts. She was subsequently located by police in a Kitchener-area restaurant shortly after 11 p.m. Monday.Lily Patricia Graves, 14, had left school at about noon on March 27 and never arrived home.Her mother became concerned and contacted police.The teen was found “in good health and is in the process of being reunited with her family,” Norfolk OPP Insp. Joe Varga said in a media release on Monday.“The OPP would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our media partners and concerned residents and members of the public that assisted in bringing this incident to a successful conclusion.”
In a sudden, potentially league-altering deal, Mike Garafolo reported late Tuesday that the New York Giants have agreed to trade their enigmatic star receiver, Odell Beckham Jr., to the Cleveland Browns. In return, New York will receive safety Jabrill Peppers and the 17th and 95th picks in the 2019 draft. Beckham will be reunited with his former LSU teammate Jarvis Landry in Cleveland, and the pair will give Baker Mayfield, the team’s No. 1 overall pick in 2018, a lethal receiving tandem to work with in his second year in Cleveland and his first full season as the Browns’ starter.The trade definitively signals that the Browns — just a year removed from a winless season in 2017 — are legitimate contenders for a playoff berth, if not a Super Bowl appearance. (Yes, we just used the words “Super Bowl” and “Browns” in the same sentence without a hint of irony.) The Giants — seemingly rudderless under the stewardship of GM Dave Gettleman — appear committed to a complete top-to-bottom rebuild.Unfortunately for the Giants, it is difficult to rebuild when you trade away your single best asset for less than what he is worth. According to Eric Eager at Pro Football Focus, the package of picks and Peppers that the Giants received in exchange for Beckham is worth approximately 1.85 wins above replacement over the next four years. That would be a solid haul for most players, but Beckham was worth 1.95 WAR in 2018 alone.Draft pick value is heavily influenced by whether a team selects a QB, and the 17th pick would be worth substantially more on paper if the Giants were to select an heir apparent to Eli Manning — a decision that’s largely viewed as a no-brainer to everyone outside the confines of East Rutherford, New Jersey.1Quarterbacks disproportionately account for the historical value of first-round picks. The value of the 17th pick falls from 1.6 WAR all the way to 0.75 WAR if any position other than quarterback is taken. And that’s much more likely as New York already holds the sixth overall pick, so if the Giants do decide to select a quarterback in the draft, they’ll almost certainly take one there. Peppers, a former first-round pick and high school standout from nearby northern New Jersey, was worth 0.62 WAR a year ago — and has a cumulative career WAR of 0.53 when you include his negative WAR rookie season.Again, compared with Beckham, who has averaged roughly 2 WAR per healthy year in the NFL — including a 2018 season with a zombie Eli throwing to him — there is little doubt that New York is getting the worst of this deal. By almost any measure of production — and at just 26 years young — Beckham has had one of the best starts to his career of any receiver ever. Few receivers have started with as much of a bang as OBJOdell Beckham Jr.’s early-career ranks, relative to wide receivers since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, in various per-game receiving statistics Catches3rd2nd Adjusted Catch Yds*3rd1st Receiving yds4th2nd Receiving touchdowns5th4th Approximate Value16th13th That production should have a profound impact on the Browns’ performance in 2019. The Browns are embracing the offseason with a sense of confidence that’s been largely missing for three ugly decades. Under Mayfield and interim coach Gregg Williams, the team won five of its final seven games, and it’s possible that the Browns now smell blood in the AFC North water as the deal came days after Pittsburgh Steelers star wideout Antonio Brown forced his way out of town and out of the division (with teammate Le’Veon Bell reportedly right behind him).Beckham’s arrival in Cleveland has vaulted the Browns odds from 25-1 to 14-1 to win the Super Bowl, an increase of 2.8 percentage points of implied probability. These relatively short odds put the Browns ahead of the Bears, Colts, Chargers, Texans, Ravens, Seahawks and Eagles — otherwise known as the entire wild-card round of the most recent NFL playoffs.Meanwhile, the Giants fell from 40-1 to 80-1 odds, leaving them with an implied 1.2 percent chance of hoisting a Lombardi trophy this season. New York has won only eight games in two seasons and has gaping holes on both sides of the field. Peppers will fill one left by Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins, who reportedly will sign a six-year deal with Washington on Wednesday. A year ago, the Giants passed on numerous quarterback prospects to select running back Saquon Barkley, who will become the new face of the franchise — probably one who will feud less with management, shed fewer sideline tears and pick fewer fights with kicking practice nets. The reigning rookie of the year, though, is now left with little talent to help shoulder the load in his sophomore campaign.The man selected before Barkley, Baker Mayfield, has no such problems. Mayfield set a rookie QB record with 27 passing touchdowns without Beckham, and it’s difficult to imagine him not building on his breakout season throwing to Odell, Landry and promising young tight end David Njoku in 2019. Throw in second-year back Nick Chubb — who averaged 5.2 yards per rush in his rookie season — and it’s easy to see why Vegas is bullish on the Browns. Perhaps the biggest question facing Cleveland is if Freddie Kitchens, in his first full year as a head coach in the NFL, can help the Browns navigate such suddenly high expectations. GM John Dorsey has left him with scarcely any excuse for underperformance, and he may not be done. The Browns — winners of one of the wildest free agency periods in memory — could just be getting started.Neil Paine contributed research. Post-merger Rank, Through a receiver’s… Minimum 750 receiving yards per season.*Adjusted Catch Yards adjusts basic receiving yards by giving a 5-yard bonus for receptions and a 20-yard bonus for receiving touchdowns.Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com Category per gameFirst 3 yrsFirst 5 yrs read more
THE MINISTER FOR HEALTH has said Ireland remains firmly committed to following EU rules limiting the working hours for junior doctors – but says new entrants to the health system will have to take pay cuts as a result.James Reilly says the HSE’s national plan for 2013 is particularly focussed on bringing Ireland into line with the European Working Time Directive, which limits the hours and nights that an individual person can be forced to work – but says trying to do so at current pay rates is “not sustainable”.The minister has argued that the only way to hire enough non-consultant (or ‘junior’) hospital doctors is to cut pay – outlining that the staff budget cannot be increased in Ireland’s efforts to limit staff to 48 hours per week, as outlined in the Directive.In written responses to Dáil questions from a number of back-benchers, Reilly said responsibility for bringing junior doctors’ working hours into line with the law lay with senior consultants who were tasked with ensuring ward-based rostering, and replacing junior doctors with advanced nurses and midwives where appropriate.“The Government is committed to achieving compliance with the European Working Time Directive in respect of non-consultant hospital doctors (NCHDs) by 2014. I have emphasised to the Health Service Executive the high priority the Government and I attach to this issue,” Reilly said.“I want to ensure that NCHDs can progress to consultant level. However, it is not sustainable, in the light of the State’s serious financial difficulties, to continue to recruit at the previous rates,” he said.“If we are to continue to provide consultant-level career opportunities for doctors and, subject to the limitations on available resources, to replace consultants who retire and where possible expand overall capacity, this can only happen on the basis of a lower-cost model.”Read: “It’s a killer” – Junior doctors still forced to work 36-hour shiftsColumn: ‘I once worked an 80-hour shift’ – a junior doctor’s story read more
I think there was a little Machiavelli twist somewhere in that, and I am prepared to say that we were the rabbit in the headlights.The decision came just hours before the public went to the polls in the local and European elections, and was also toa charity that is fighting against government cuts to medical cards.Irwin also noted Shatter’s pause for dramatic effect between announcing that he would be accepting the payments, but then donating them to charity (seen just after the one minute mark in the video below).“It was a sort of travelling theatre in a way,” Irwin said, “He’s not great lover of the media.” Source: Hugh O’Connell/YouTubeHe stressed that he would have no faith in government to use the money wisely if Shatter hadn’t accepted, and it had been sent back to the Exchequer.Irwin noted that “not a brick has been laid” at the new Children’s’ Hospital despite millions being spent – “They would have blown [Shatter’s money] in unmerciful ways”.Alan Shatter’s severance payments would have been worth roughly €30,000 to him, but by donating to charity, the value was increased to around €50,000.These payments, now abolished, were available to Ministers who had served more than two years in office.Read: Alan Shatter will donate severance payments to Jack & Jill Foundation >More: Alan Shatter is going nowhere, and why would he when he can put on a show like this? > THE CEO OF the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation has said he thinks there was “a little Machiavelli twist” in Alan Shatter’s decision to donate his severance payments to the charity.The former Minister for Justice announced on Thursday that he would donate all his €70,000 severance payments to the foundation.Speaking this morning to Savage Sunday on Today FM, Jonathan Irwin said that Shatter had carried out a lot of work in setting up a regulatory body for charity sector and was potentially part of his decision to make the donation, but he’s “sure there was a twinkle in his eye”. read more
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS are at greater risk for fatigue, errors and accidents because they work schedules known as “rattlers” that make it likely they’ll get little or no sleep before overnight shifts, according to a government-sponsored report.Three years after a series of incidents in which controllers were found to be sleeping on the job, a National Research Council report expressed astonishment that the Federal Aviation Administration still permits controllers to work schedules that cram five work shifts into four 24-hour periods.RattlersThe schedules are popular with controllers because at the end of last shift they have 80 hours off before returning to work the next week. But controllers also call the shifts “rattlers” because they “turn around and bite back.”The report also expressed concern about the effectiveness of the FAA’s program to prevent its 15,000 controllers from suffering fatigue on the job, a program that has been hit with budget cuts.And the 12-member committee of academic and industry experts who wrote the report at the behest of Congress said FAA officials refused to allow them to review results of prior research the agency conducted with NASA examining how late night work schedules affect controller performance.The FAA-NASA research results “have remained in a ‘for official use only’ format” since 2009 and have not been released to the public, the report said.Alarming schedulesAn example of the kind of schedule that alarmed the report’s authors begins with two consecutive day shifts ending at 10pm followed by two consecutive morning shifts beginning at 7am.The controller gets off work at 3pm after the second morning shift and returns to work at about 11pm the same day for an overnight shift — the fifth and last shift of the workweek.When factoring in commute times and the difficulty people have sleeping during the day when the human body’s circadian rhythms are “promoting wakefulness,” controllers are “unlikely to log a substantial amount of sleep, if any, before the final midnight shift,” the report said. From a fatigue and safety perspective, this scheduling is questionable and the committee was astonished to find that it is still allowed under current regulations.The combination of “acute sleep loss” while working overnight hours when circadian rhythms are at their lowest ebb and people most crave sleep “increases the risk for fatigue and for associated errors and accidents,” the report said.What the FAA saysResponding to the report, the FAA said in a statement that it is “adding limitations to its shift and scheduling rules.”The National Air Traffic Controllers Association defended the scheduling, citing the 2009 study that hasn’t been publicly released.The union said in a statement that NASA’s research showed that “with proper rest periods,” the rattler “actually produced less periods of fatigue risk to the overall schedule”.Controllers falling asleep as plans try to landIn 2011, FAA officials and then-Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood promised reforms after a nearly a dozen incidents in which air traffic controllers were discovered sleeping on the job or didn’t respond to calls from pilots trying to land planes late at night.In one episode, two airliners landed at Washington’s Reagan National Airport without the aid of a controller because the lone controller on the overnight shift had fallen asleep.Studies show most night shift workers, not just controllers, face difficulties staying awake no matter how much sleep they’ve had. That’s especially true if they aren’t active or don’t have work that keeps them mentally engaged. Controllers on night shifts often work in darkened rooms with frequent periods of little or no air traffic to occupy their attention — conditions scientists say are conducive to falling asleep.“We all know what happens with fatigue,” said Mathias Basner, an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania medical school and the sleep expert on the committee.The first thing you expect to see is attention going down, reaction time slows, you have behavioral lapses or micro-sleeps. … If you have to react quickly in that situation, that is problematic.After the 2011 sleeping incidents, the FAA stopped scheduling controllers to work alone on overnight shifts at 27 airports and air traffic facilities and increased the minimum time between work shifts to nine hours. But the agency revised its scheduling policy in April to permit single-controller overnight shifts in some circumstances.The FAA has a “fatigue risk management program” for controllers aimed at detecting practices that increase tiredness, but budget cuts “have eliminated the program’s capability to monitor fatigue concerns proactively and to investigate whether initiatives to reduce fatigue risks are providing the intended benefits,” the report said.Basner said the FAA was making no effort to determine whether there is a correlation between work schedules and controllers errors.The FAA and the controllers union have established a program that encourages controllers to report errors by promising they won’t be penalised for honest mistakes.But controllers are sometimes too busy to file reports, and the report forms don’t seek information on the controller’s schedule or other details that might be used to determine whether schedules are contributing to errors, Basner said.Read: How come pilots can turn off a plane’s communication systems?>Read: Sharp increase in errors by US air traffic controllers, says watchdog> read more
La lumière bleue, aussi efficace que la caféine pour garder éveillé?Accro au café ? Et si vous remplaciez votre dose quotidienne par un peu de lumière bleue ? Inoffensive pour les tissus, la lumière bleue pourrait déclencher des effets biologiques similaires à ceux de la caféine, estime une nouvelle étude. Améliorant les performances cognitives, elle faciliterait notamment la concentration. Vous ne pouvez pas vivre sans vos 8 tasses de café par jour ? Attention, cela pourrait bien altérer votre concentration. Peut-être serait-il temps de passer à la lumière bleue… Depuis quelques temps, cette lumière traîne la mauvaise réputation de perturber le sommeil. Ainsi, l’utilisation des smartphones, tablettes et autres écrans avant d’aller se coucher pourrait causer des nuits agitées. En effet, leur lumière bleue entraîne le recul de la mélatonine, surnommée hormone du sommeil, qui contrôle l’horloge biologique.Toutefois, la lumière bleue posséderait également des effets positifs. Si elle vous empêche de dormir la nuit, elle pourrait bien vous tenir éveillé la journée. C’est du moins ce qu’affirme une récente étude publiée dans la revue PLoS ONE. Selon ces travaux, cette luminosité rendrait le cerveau plus alerte, à condition d’être utilisée au bon moment. Rester éveilléPour en arriver là, les chercheurs de l’Université Mid Sweden ont comparé les effets de la caféine (240 mg) et de la lumière bleue (à raison d’une dose d’une heure) sur le cerveau de 21 sujets en bonne santé. Pour cela, ils ont soumis les sujets à des tests de psychovigilance avant et après les avoir exposés au hasard à quatre types de conditions : de la lumière blanche et un placebo, de la lumière blanche et de la caféine, de la lumière bleue et un placebo et enfin de la lumière bleue et de la caféine. Ils ont alors constaté que la lumière bleue comme la caféine avaient un effet positif sur les fonctions cognitives. Toutefois, pas à tous les niveaux : les personnes exposées à la lumière bleue ont obtenu de meilleurs résultats aux tests alors qu’ils étaient soumis à des distractions. De leur côté, les consommateurs de café ont réalisé des performances moins bonnes sur la précision et l’exactitude. “La lumière bleue et la caféine ont démontré des effets distincts sur les aspects des fonctions psychomotrices. Elles ont la possibilité d’influencer positivement de nombreux cas où les fonctions cognitives et la vivacité sont importantes”, expliquent les chercheurs, repris par le DailyMail. Cette nouvelle étude se base notamment sur les recherches suggérant que la lumière bleue améliore les capacités cognitives, comme la mémoire, la vivacité et le temps de réaction. De précédentes études ont déterminé qu’une exposition de seulement 50 secondes pouvait entraîner des changements dans le cerveau.De nombreuses applicationsSelon les chercheurs, la lumière bleue est totalement inoffensive pour les tissus et les cellules. Mais elle est assez puissante pour déclencher certains effets biologiques dans le corps. Ainsi, depuis quelques temps, elle est de plus en plus utilisée dans le cadre de nombreux traitements médicaux. Les docteurs de l’hôpital universitaire de Heidelberg, par exemple, ont développé un patch qui émet de la lumière bleue afin de traiter la douleur. À lire aussiLe mariage aiderait à prévenir les risques de démence, mais pourquoi ?Plus étonnant : la lumière bleue pourrait permettre de combattre la mauvaise haleine. Selon des scientifiques, une exposition de seulement deux minutes, grâce à des lampes utilisées pour le blanchissement des dents, serait en effet suffisante pour tuer les bactéries présentes dans la salive et associées à la mauvaise haleine. Une autre étude menée par des chercheurs de l’Université de Montréal a elle, permis de déterminer que les personnes aveugles pourraient aussi bénéficier des bienfaits de la lumière bleue.Au cours de leurs travaux, les scientifiques ont été surpris de constater que des personnes aveugles étaient capables de déterminer à quel moment une lumière bleue avait été allumée ou éteinte, sans discerner aucun objet. Cette observation pourrait mener au développement de traitements efficaces pour les handicapés visuels ou pour d’autres personnes souffrant de troubles cognitifs. La lumière bleue pourrait alors être utilisée afin d’activer certaines parties spécifiques du cerveau. Le 26 novembre 2013 à 09:49 • Emmanuel Perrin read more
Wynn Resorts shares favored over Wynn Macau: analysts Satre is President of the National Center for Responsible Gaming and has served in a number of high profile leadership roles in the gaming industry. Aside from Harrah’s which he departed in 2005, he was Chairman of the Board of IGT, Nordstrom, Inc and NV Energy, Inc as well as serving as director of Tabcorp Holdings Ltd and Rite Aid Corporation. He is a member of the American Gaming Association’s Hall of Fame.“The addition of someone of Phil’s caliber and experience is a significant step forward for Wynn Resorts as we turn the page on the last six months,” said Wayson. “Our goal is to give the management team, led by CEO Matt Maddox, an opportunity to grow and develop this company to its greatest potential. Phil’s insight and guidance will be invaluable as we move forward. I am proud of our accomplishments and am pleased that someone as outstanding as Phil will succeed me in the role as Chairman.”“This appointment is the result of a collaborative effort with co-founder Elaine Wynn, which I believe will serve as the beginning of a constructive and unified effort by all parties to move the company forward.”Satre’s appointment comes with an agreement between Wynn Resorts and Elaine Wynn that the company’s majority shareholder will no longer push for any new board changes after staging a running battle with the board since explosive allegations of sexual assault leveled at former Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn emerged in February.“I have long respected Phil as a leader in the gaming industry and am confident that his addition to the company’s leadership team, coupled with the plans laid out by management, will bring the company tremendous success in the years to come,” Elaine Wynn said.“Phil’s role as vice chair, and as chairman in the future, will be key to furthering the Wynn Resorts brand as one of the premier destination resort operators in the world.”Wynn Resorts also announced on Monday that it has received the final presentation from its Special Committee investigating the allegations against Steve Wynn, who stepped down shortly after the news broke in February. The board said it will now provide the presentation to gaming regulators.“The board and the company will have no further public statement on the results until the regulatory investigations are completed,” it said. Wynn Resorts to undergo internal restructure as part of refinancing plan Wynn Resorts has announced former Harrah’s boss Phil Satre as its new Chairman.Satre, who only days ago told a Las Vegas newspaper that failing to pursue a Macau gaming license in 2001 was his biggest career regret, will join the board initially as Vice Chairman before replacing D. Boone Wayson – who also announced his intention to stand down on Monday – by the end of the year. Wynn Palace expansion to better position property for premium mass recovery: Maddox RelatedPosts Load More read more
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The Anchorage School District and military recruiters met Monday to discuss the steps that need to be taken in order for recruiters to be allowed back on school campuses.Download AudioASD Superintendent Ed Graff in a press conference after the meeting says the conversation revolved around student safety.Anchorage School District Superintendent Ed Graff speaks with reporters following a meeting with military recruiters. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage)“We talked about what our training expectations were for staff; some of the mandatory reporting that we do; the annual training about adult/student boundaries; discussed with all of them what their expectations were,” Graff said. “Asked specifically for them to provide the training that they do to us so we could review it. And, again, just wanted to ensure that we were in alignment around what those expectations were.”Graff says Monday’s meeting is the first in what will be a series of conversations. It’s unclear when military recruiters will be allowed back in Anchorage schools, but Graff anticipates the timeline will be different for the Alaska National Guard than other branches of the military.“I think that in light of the allegations that are out there, there are questions we still have to investigate and conversations that have to take place,” Graff said. “So I have a separate meeting that I’m gonna be holding with them.”ASD invited all branches of the military to attend Monday’s meeting – one declined, citing concerns about media potentially being in attendance. The district declined to say which branch, but Graff has been in contact with them, and will follow up at a later date. No media outlets were invited to the meeting.Recruiters were banned from Anchorage schools last week. read more
“Assimilation” playwright Jack Dalton and actor Tendal Mann. (Photo by Annie Bartholomew/KTOO)In a dystopian future, Western civilization has crumbled and indigenous people are in control. That’s the premise of Jack Dalton’s play “Assimilation,” now touring Alaska. It flips the history of boarding schools with whites violently assimilated into Native culture.Download AudioA tyrannical character know as Elder pinches a student by the ear and leads him to his desk.“With each time that you choose to speak your dirty language, your punishment will increase,” she tells him.In the course of the play, the boys are beaten, verbally abused and stripped of their identity.Whites are forced to assimilate into Yup’ik culture. It’s horrific treatment but it also really happened, which playwright Jack Dalton says is the point.“Being Yu’pik myself, I have had a lot of conversations with people who ask ‘Why are Native people still having problems?’” Dalton said. “And my answer is usually well, when you look at all the traumas that’s happened over several generations, you can imagine it’s really hard to heal from those traumas.”Assimilation premiered in Anchorage in 2010 with 12 sold-out performances. And this past spring, it was selected for a staged readings at Emory University.Dalton said he didn’t do any historical research on Alaska Native boarding schools. He drew inspiration from the stories his family told him about their own experiences.“So I was actually worried that maybe I was too close to the subject and I might be making it harsher than it really was but my dramaturge, Michael Evenden from Emory University, went and did the research and said you only cover about 25 percent of what happened. There’s so much more,” Dalton said.In the play, a boys screams out in pain as Elder strikes him with a stick.“I do not care how good your Yup’ik is!” she lectures.Louise Leonard, the actress who plays Elder, attended one of the boarding schools when she was kid and remembers being punished for speaking her Native language of Cup’ik.“I am so glad that this is going to be on because we never really talked about those days,” Leonard said.Dalton cast Leonard after meeting her at a state fair.He says, traditionally, not talking about the “bad things” was a survival mechanism.But it’s one that can be dangerous. Each performance of Assimilation is followed by a community discussion.However, Dalton said he has wondered if some of the material could be offensive–particularly the racial slurs targeted toward whites.“Every single person I talked to said, ‘How could I possibly be offended by what’s in the play when you realize that every one of those things and every one of those slurs is something that’s happened to Native people and other minorities?’”By flipping the roles, Dalton says he hopes Natives won’t feel triggered by the violence. And non-Natives can empathize with what happened.Assimilation’s Kickstarter recently raised over $15,000 to pay the actors and cover touring costs. read more
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