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The diet of white-chinned petrels Procellaria aequinoctialis, Linnaeus 1758, in years of contrasting prey availability at South Georgia

first_imgThe diet of breeding white-chinned petrels was studied during the summers of 1996 and 1998 at South Georgia. Krill abundance/availability was high throughout 1996 but apparently low at the beginning of the 1998 breeding season. The diet of white-chinned petrels was similar between years and consistent with previous studies. Krill Euphausia superba (41–42% by weight) was the single most important prey item followed by fish (39–29%) and squid (19–25%). Meal mass was consistent (110 g in 1996, 119 g in 1998) between years but a significant decrease (46%) in feeding frequency in 1998 (0.54 meals day−1 compared to 0.75 meals day−1 in 1996) resulted in 19% less food delivered to chicks in 1998 than in 1996. Breeding success, however, was consistent between years at 44% and similar to that recorded previously at Bird Island. This is in contrast to black-browed and grey-headed albatrosses, both of which experienced almost total breeding failure in 1998. It is suggested that their varied and versatile feeding methods, together with their greater diving ability, capacity to feed at night and extensive foraging range, help white-chinned petrels minimise the effects of krill shortage.last_img read more

Mavericks hold Jazz to 22 in 2nd half, win 118-68 loss

first_img Associated Press Tags: Basketball/NBA/Utah Jazz Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDALLAS (AP) — Harrison Barnes scored 19 points and the Dallas Mavericks handed the Jazz their worst loss since moving to Utah, 118-68 on Wednesday night.While in New Orleans, the Jazz lost to Milwaukee by 56, 158-102 on March 14, 1979.Dallas set a franchise mark for the fewest points allowed in a half at 22, giving up 13 in the third quarter and nine in the fourth. The previous record was 23 against Sacramento on Jan. 14, 2012. The 50-point margin of victory was the second-highest in team history behind a 53-point win over Philadelphia.Utah was a point off its lowest-scoring half, set against the Los Angeles Lakers on Feb. 4, 2000.The Mavericks shot 58 percent, making 43 percent of their 3-point shots.J.J. Barea added 14 points, Luka Doncic and Dwight Powell had 13 each and Dorian Finney-Smith finished with 11. The Mavericks’ backups accounted for 66 points, only two fewer than the Utah team.Ricky Rubio led Utah with 11 points, Rudy Gobert had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Donovan Mitchell also scored 10 points.Utah’s lowest-scoring half this season had been 38 points in the second half against Memphis on Oct. 22. The Jazz shot 31 percent from the floor and 17 percent on 3-pointers.The lowest-scoring game for the Jazz was in a 96-54 loss at Chicago in Game 3 of the 1997-98 NBA Finals.Tempers flared at times. Utah’s Derrick Favors was charged with a Flagrant 1 foul, and three Mavericks receiving technical fouls.Dallas extended its winning streak to a season-best three games. The Jazz had won three in a row and won the first two games between the teams this season.TIP-INSJazz: Their 13 points in the third quarter were a short-lived season low, not even reaching the 15 they scored in the fourth quarter at Denver on Nov. 3. … Utah has played Dallas three times in the last nine games. The teams will meet only once more this season, at Utah on Feb. 23.Mavericks: Wesley Matthews (strained left hamstring) came back after missing Monday’s game at Chicago but left Wednesday’s game early in the third quarter with a similar injury. … Before Wednesday, Dallas’ low yield for a quarter had been 18 points by the Jazz in the fourth quarter on Nov. 7.UP NEXTJazz: Stay on the road for their longest trip (five games) of the season with three more in four days, beginning at Philadelphia on Friday night.Mavericks: Complete a two-game homestand against Golden State on Saturday night. November 14, 2018 /Sports News – Local Mavericks hold Jazz to 22 in 2nd half, win 118-68 losslast_img read more

Exclusive: Former Countrywide chief John Hards joins Rightmove challenger OpenBrix

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Exclusive: Former Countrywide chief John Hards joins Rightmove challenger OpenBrix previous nextAgencies & PeopleExclusive: Former Countrywide chief John Hards joins Rightmove challenger OpenBrixIndustry big beast says new tech platform enables agents to have their own ‘sovereign identity’ online.Sheila Manchester17th April 202001,127 Views OpenBrix, a new challenger portal, has announced that John Hards has joined its board. John brings extensive experience to the table with his background and prominent role in the industry, for which he was awarded a lifetime achievement award from The Negotiator.John said, “I have worked alongside the team at Openbrix for some months and find it both a refreshing and an exciting opportunity to be involved with this development.It is a unique portal based on next generation technology that will enable tenants to have their own sovereign identity that will carry their data including rental credit history. This brings a genuine solution to the portal space whilst providing many additional benefits at a fixed and affordable cost”.Data is the new goldAdam Pigott, its CEO, said, “UK agents are, on the whole, fed up with the way the portals have treated them. No rate cards, no level playing fields and no trust. Agents know that their data, being the new gold, is captured and sold. “The same happens with the applicant’s data that enquire about a property and then the agents get a huge bill for the privilege of placing their hard-fought instructions onto the portals. Going forward, portals have to change and bring real value and more to the table for the agents as well as the end-users.“I have known John for a number of years and I have never met someone within the property industry who is so well respected. His knowledge is second to none and we are truly privileged to have him on board.“It is fabulous to have someone so knowledgeable and grounded to help me remain focussed on what agents really need. We are 100% committed to deliver a product that gives value to the end-users but also, and at long last, can bring value to the agents.”OpenBrix is built on blockchain and offers a global first of a B2C ledger for tenants to hold their own data. Tenants will hold their own sovereign ID, their pre-verified Right to Rent data, have an immutable record of their rental payment history and have the option of having these rental payments read by OpenBrix’s partner, CreditLadder, to influence their credit histories and Credit scores by Experian and Equifax.openbrix John Hards Countrywide April 17, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

BMT Group, Submarine Institute of Australia Sign Sponsorship

first_img BMT Group, Submarine Institute of Australia Sign Sponsorship View post tag: Navy View post tag: SIA View post tag: Asia-Pacific Share this article August 10, 2015 View post tag: Submarine Institute of Australia View post tag: sign BMT Group (BMT), design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has taken on a higher level of sponsorship of the Submarine Institute of Australia (SIA).Established in 1999, the SIA is the nation’s premier organisation for promoting submarine matters. The SIA’s objective is to promote informed discussion and research in the fields of submarine operations, engineering, history and commercial sub-sea engineering.David Bright, Sector Director for Defence at BMT Group says:Our sponsorship of the SIA will support their work in facilitating informed debate and the sharing of reputable knowledge across the submarine enterprise.BMT has expanded its presence in Australia through its subsidiary BMT Design & Technology, and after a successful ten years in the market, is able to provide a comprehensive range of engineering design, analysis, procurement and sustainment services to support Australia’s naval materiel. BMT also benefits from the capabilities of other companies within the group which have knowledge and experience of working closely with Australian clients.Image: Royal Australian Navy View post tag: BMT Group Research & Development Back to overview,Home naval-today BMT Group, Submarine Institute of Australia Sign Sponsorship View post tag: Sponsorship View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navallast_img read more

“IS IT TRUE” JANUARY 21. 2020

first_img We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE we give five (5) cheers to local attorney Charles Berger for having the passion to force the EVSC to become accountable and practice “Good Public Policy”?  …because of Mr. Burger’s recent “Public Access For Public Records” request, the EVSC backroom closed doors decisions will soon become public?IS IT TRUE we hope that one day soon that another Charles Berger type will come forward and demand that the Evansville DMD, VenueWorks and the Evansville Redevelopment Commission make all the financial transactions pertaining to the funding of the Evansville Thunderbolts from day one public? …only a Freedom of Information Act request will provide us with the real truth?IS IT TRUE we been told that that the new President /CEO of the not-for-profit Evansville CVB is being paid $175,000 a year not including benefits? …if this information is correct he’s being paid more than the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Vanderburgh County Sheriff, Director of DMD, Evansville Fire and Police Chiefs?IS IT TRUE that County Commissioner Ben Shoulders is hosting a mega political fundraising event next Thursday evening? …we are told that this event has attracted a diverse crowd of labor unions leaders, small business owners, millenniums, minorities, Republicans, Independents, and Democrats? …we are told that this event is “Sold Out” (350+ people will be attending)?  …we are also told that event is projected to raise over $100,000 for Commissioner Shoulders political war chest? …if this political fundraising event meets its projected goal County Commissioner Shoulders will have a whopping $200,000+ in his political war chest?IS IT TRUE we are highly disappointed that Mayor Winnecke has decided not to totally pay down the serious financial shortfall of the employee health plan at the end of 2019?  …don’t you like it when politicians kick the can down the road?IS IT TRUE when former CCO editor and celebrated innovation CEO from Palm Springs, California was asked about the CCO publishing a printed newspaper 7 days a week and his answer was surprising?…Mr. Wallace quickly pointed out that newsrooms across the country that are delivering print products 7 days a week are on a 20-year shrinking spree with most newsrooms having less than half of the reporters they had 10 years ago and many are down to 10% of their peak that came in the 1990s?IS IT TRUE it is possible that in the near future the citizens of Evansville/Vanderburgh County will be able to purchase an affordable in print  “Hometown and Home Grown Non- Partisan Community  Sunday Newspaper”?IS IT TRUE we are told that Mayor Winnecke is not ruling out running for the fourth (4th) term? …we strongly recommend that Mr. Winnecke focus more on managing the city’s cash flow better, decrease the deficit spending practices of the city, get a better grip on managing several of the multi-million dollar capital improvement projects during his third term?IS IT TRUE that the former narcissistic Mayor of Chicago Jane Byrne ran for re-election and got crushed?  …the reasons why she got crushed in her re-election bid was that she forgot to address out of control water and sewer rates, high taxes, increased crime rates, high unemployment, labor unrest, creating too many “Pork Barrel” capital projects, political scandals and deficit spending practices?IS IT TRUE we been told by several people that they would like to see former State Representative Gail Riecken (D) run for her old seat again? …they consider her to be down to earth, hardworking, intelligent, trustworthy, extremely assessable, and has a passion to help the disadvantaged and working-class people?IS IT TRUE we are told that the newly elected Evansville City Council President is turning people off because they feel he has an authoritative demeanor?IS IT TRUE we are told that several past and current local elected officials have missed filing their “Campaign Finance Reports” due On January 15, 2020? …those who are delinquent are: Connie Robinson, James Raben, Sherriff Dave Wedding, Dan McGinn, Terry Gamblin, and Karen Ragland?IS IT TRUE when the people fear the Government we have Tyranny!  When the Government fears the people we have Liberty Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: How do you rate the overall performance of State Senator Vaneta Becker?If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will be tolerated and will be removed from our site.”We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

In Short

first_imgVAT misconception Gallagher buy-back Asda line sees rise London’s first-ever vegan bakery/cupcakery is set to open on 1 April. The Ms Cupcake shop in Brixton, run by Mellissa Morgan, will specialise in vegan cupcakes, brownies, cookies, traybakes, loaf and layer cakes. Almost 25% of people falsely think VAT applies to everyday staples like bread, which are VAT-exempt. The research was commissioned by Live & Breathe, a creative agency that focuses on shopper marketing.center_img Declan Gallagher, former owner of Gallagher’s Bakery in Donegal, has bought back a section of the business from the firm he sold it to, potentially saving up to 70 jobs. Gallagher sold the firm to IAWS (now Aryzta) in 2007, but has bought back the fresh section of the business. Last month, Aryzta said 124 jobs would be lost by its move to close Gallagher’s frozen food division. Following the launch of its Chosen By You range in autumn 2010, Asda has seen sales of bakery products in the range rise by 6% since October, with cakes up 20%, and pie sales up 8%. The supermarket has introduced nearly 3,000 products to the range, including 516 bakery lines. It will shortly introduce a further 2,000 items. Vegan bakery launchlast_img read more

Ligonier teenager killed in crash on County Line Road

first_img (95.3 MNC) A 17-year-old Ligonier boy was killed in a crash on County Line Road near County Road 137.The collision happened on Thursday, Aug. 20.Elkhart County Sheriff’s investigators say the teen was heading east and went left-of-center, then drove off the road and struck a tree.Another 17-year-old boy who was riding in the vehicle suffered a laceration to his hand and was taken to Goshen Health Hospital for treatment. IndianaLocalNews Twitter Facebook Ligonier teenager killed in crash on County Line Road Pinterest Facebook Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp By Jon Zimney – August 20, 2020 0 375 Pinterest Google+ Twitter Previous articleSouth Bend Mayor, Police Chief present draft “use of force” policyNext articlePurdue taking a hard stance against parties in light of COVID-19 Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Vulfpeck Shares New Studio Session Video For ‘Conscious Club (Instrumental)’

first_imgBeloved band Vulfpeck continues to impress with their modern funk sound, and have recently been rolling out videos in support of their 2015 release, Thrill Of The Arts. After sharing their first-ever polished video of “Back Pocket,” the band returns to a familiar grainy form with a fun in-studio video of their track “Conscious Club (Instrumental).”Though the video looks to be shot on a cell phone camera, there’s no shortage of great grooves from the song. The four-piece band recruited Richie Rodriguez to sit in for the session, and his contributions can be heard on congas. Jack Stratton, Theo Katzman, Joe Dart, and Woody Goss are all clearly having a great time making this clip!Watch “Conscious Club (Instrumental),” streaming below.last_img read more

Indigenous Trails

first_imgAaron Carapella is working to change the narrative about Indigenous Peoples in this country through Tribal Nations Maps. Whose land are we hiking, biking, climbing, and paddling on? When it comes to the history of public lands and conservation in this country, the Indigenous Peoples who once occupied those land are often left out of the conversation. Now, several mapping and preservation projects are telling a deeper story of the places where we play. With funding from the Cherokee Preservation Foundation through the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Historic Preservation Office, Littlejohn has written and filmed ten short videos that tell a story at or near historic Cherokee sites. “A lot of those people still live off of the land and survive off it,” she said. “It’s not just because they have to, but they want to. There are ceremonial practices that are also carried out and having that access to lands that are sacred or culturally important is really important for them.” However, the Native Land app does help start a conversation about the history of the land. Land acknowledgements are a way of recognizing the people who lived on the land before colonizers pushed them out. This could take many different forms, from a spoken acknowledgement at the start of a conference to a written acknowledgment in an Instagram caption.   “People are becoming more aware and thinking history didn’t just start here with us,” Littlejohn said. “What happened here 180 years ago? What happened 11,000 years ago?” “As a kid, I would go to pow wows or Native American events and museums in California where I grew up,” he said. “I would find really basic maps with 30 or 40 tribes on them, mostly the common ones you would hear if you were watching John Wayne movies.” “This is information that actually is about people,” Temprano said. “It matters. When you screw it up, it matters. So, if you draw someone’s territory wrong or you incorrectly write their name, that can be pretty harmful to some people and it’s important to pay attention to that.” “Everyone wants to be represented. We all want to be seen,” he said. “Not in an egotistical or narcissistic way but recognized as human beings. This is where we’re from. I was trying to combat some of those other maps that were cheesy with caricatures drawn on them that were culturally incorrect. They would have a Seminole Indian with a headdress on whereas they didn’t dress like that.” There are several sites along the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail open to visitors, including the Hiwassee River Heritage Center, Port Royal State Historic Park, and Mantle Rock Nature Preserve. These sites were stops along the route many indigenous people took during the forced removal from their land. As he did more research, Carapella started offering a variety of maps, from Nations of the Western Hemisphere to more localized regional maps. He gives people the option to buy the maps with or without modern-day borders. Native Land is an interactive website and app that allows users to search by zip code or use geolocation to better understand the people, languages, and treaties that once governed the land they are on and, in many places, are still a part of the landscapes but often go unrecognized. Click here to view the Native Land app. Littlejohn, an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, is now working on another ten videos focused on the Qualla Boundary. With the videos only running around five minutes and free online, she hopes the stories and history will be more accessible to more people, especially Cherokee families.  He has now developed over 150 Tribal maps, postcards, and puzzles, representing 3,900 Nations and sub-Tribes throughout the Western Hemisphere. Carapella found that most people didn’t know the land’s Indigenous history. A self-taught map maker, Carapella started designing his own set of maps to decolonize the way popular maps of the United States and tribal lands depicted Indigenous Peoples. But maps are only as accurate as the cartographer who makes them, often allowing for bias to influence how the map tells the story with labels and what, or who, is included. “I have this open policy that if I have a map in the incorrect place, the spelling has been changed by the tribe, or I’m missing a band here or there, I will always make regular updates,” Carapella said. “So, these maps have been a mission in progress. The ultimate point is to represent as many people that have been historically underrepresented on maps as possible.” Portions of these trails have become part of the Appalachian and Benton MacKaye Trails, but many have become overgrown or were abandoned. Using old maps and journals for his research, Marshall has also included information about the plants and animals of the area in the early 1700s.  As a teller of Cherokee stories for more than 30 years, Kathi Littlejohn is reaching a new audience on YouTube with her series Cherokee History & Stories: What Happened Here? Although he does sell the maps to cover the cost of printing, Carapella has donated hundreds of maps to museums, underfunded schools, and Boys and Girls Clubs so that the next generation has a better understanding of history and the present.  “If you were floating the Little Tennessee River or French Broad River, you’re following what was a Cherokee Trail on both sides of the river,” Marshall said. “Their trails were part of a continental wide network of trails that went from Hudson Bay to the Gulf of Mexico, from the Atlantic to the Pacific.” Great Smoky Mountains National Park, N.C. “Ninety-seven percent of the tribal names that you see are the common or colloquial names that were given either by another tribe or from Europeans,” he said. “Only three percent are the actual original name for themselves. As Europeans moved west, they would ask a tribe, “Who is to the west of you? Who are the next people we are going to encounter? What do you call those people?”  “Where are these people that I just acknowledged?” he said. “Where do they live? What is the situation? Are they fighting for legal rights? Do they have land? What use do they have of their traditional territory? Start asking those types of questions and see if that takes people somewhere. Because otherwise it just becomes another easy thing to say that has no power and it’s just lip service.” “You could spend your whole life studying this and you would never even get started on it,” he said.  The overlapping outlines of communities illustrate the complexities involved with mapping Indigenous territories in the sense of what Westerners usually think of when it comes to states and boundaries. The Cherokee Garden at the Green Meadows Preserve features plants used by the Cherokee people of the region for food, medicine, tools, weapons, and shelter.  Johnson, who is Coast Salish from the Tsawout First Nation on her mother’s side and Tsimshian from Laxkwala’ams on her father’s side, said early explorers and settler governments used maps to invalidate Indigenous People’s claims to their own land.  One thing especially important to Carapella in the creation of these maps was the use of names. “They’ll talk about things like immigration, genocide, disease epidemics, which tribes helped in the Revolutionary War and Civil War, and all the different implications of that,” Carapella said. “The maps do prompt a whole lot of conversation.” Noland Creek Trail connected the Little Tennessee River Trail to Clingmans Dome, known to the Cherokee as Kuwahi or the Mulberry Place. Noland Creek Trail is also a section of the larger Benton MacKaye Trail.  Trail of Tears “It’s a pretty good step because it’s taking something that wasn’t ever visible or spoken and suddenly people are noticing it and trying to pronounce names,” Temprano said. “Even just thinking about it at all is a positive step. In my opinion, territory acknowledgements are useful early steps, but they can very easily become a token gesture because they don’t cost a lot to do.” Carapella started out with a map of nations in the United States. Then he started getting comments from people in Canada saying he was using an arbitrary colonial border to cut off a nation from both sides of the border.  The trail is maintained and in excellent condition. We recommend beginning at Wayah Bald and following the Bartram Trail route east to Bruce Knob where it leaves the Cherokee trail and ends at the Bartram trailhead at Wallace Creek. The pipeline map is available on Tribal Nations Maps’ website for free download to bring more awareness to current issues facing Indigenous communities.  Victor Temprano was mapping resource management projects, including pipelines running through traditional lands, when he began to realize that mapping Indigenous territories was a project of its own.   In many places, national parks that we now use for recreation were created without the consent of the people already living there. Johnson said that in some cases, park management policies prevent Indigenous Peoples from ancestral practices such as hunting, fishing, and harvesting cedar. “I think the whole intention is to stimulate discussion in talking about the land,” Johnson said. “Whose land are you on? What is the history behind the land? What is the history of how those people got removed or were excluded or essentially erased from their traditional territory? How did that happen and how do we deal with that?”center_img Kathi Littlejohn tells the story of The Leech Place. “The ecology was incredible during that time,” he said. “There were buffalo all over the mountain. You had millions of passenger pigeons that would land in the trees. It wasn’t like the forest we have today. Every third tree in the mountains was an American Chestnut. When it died out, that took out 20 to 30 percent of mast that was in the forest. So, the bear populations were less, the turkeys and deer were less.” Moving forward, Temprano said the next step is to start forming actual relationships with Indigenous Peoples and organizations. “There’s power in taking back your own name for yourself,” Carapella said. “Many tribes’ names are specifically tied to whatever area they are from. Our very name is embedded into the place we live.” Museum of the Cherokee Indian “There’s never just one pipeline,” Carapella said. “There’s never just one sacred site being discussed or litigated in court. There are so many pipelines that affect not only Native Peoples and cross Native territories, but it’s an issue for communities in general.” As a member of the board of directors, Johnson is involved with shaping the future of Native Land. Moving forward, the board will look at questions of who gets put on the map, how to approach the map in a respectful manner that does not harm communities, and what other educational materials they might want to put out.  The app opens with a disclaimer that the map does not “represent official or legal boundaries of any Indigenous nations” and users should contact individual nations for more information. Temprano makes it clear that the map is not an academic level project and should not be used as such.  For each nation represented on the map, Carapella works to have three sources for the name with the primary information coming from a tribal source. He has reached out to around 1,000 nations in the United States and Canada by phone, email, letter, or in person. As new information comes in, he makes sure the maps are as up to date as possible.  “I thought it was a really powerful tool,” she said. “At the time, I was learning about planning history and how land was taken away from First Nations people. Maps and drawing lines on maps was a really big tool that was used to do that. I thought it was a great idea, not only as an educational tool for settlers who don’t really know whose land they’re on, but also to empower the local communities to take the power of mapping and drawing lines into their own hands again.” Starting the Conversation Visit the Museum of the Cherokee Indian for more than 11,000 years of history, culture, and stories of the Cherokee people. The museum hosts Heritage Day on the second Saturday of each month with live music, traditional dancing, crafts, and storytelling.  Click here to view more of Carapella’s maps. “Myself, as a settler, it’s kind of a strange space for me to be running this project and in control of all those complicated decisions about who is Indigenous,” Temprano said. “So, I really wanted to have a group of Indigenous People who could debate some of these questions and explore different answers and make decisions about what is appropriate for the map.”  “I am always looking for ways to get other people interested and to learn the stories to tell them themselves,” Littlejohn said.  West Cobb County, Ga. “My biggest hope is to tell the stories and protect those sites,” Littlejohn said. “We literally go past them every day. I wish that people would visit the sites, feel what happened there, and then use the stories in their own lives. I think that anybody that realizes something happened right there gives them a deeper understanding of things that are happening now.” “It was a policy for development by planners to systematically erase them from the land,” she said. “They mapped out where the resources were. They mapped out where Indigenous communities were in relation to those resources. And for the simple reason of wanting to gain profit from resource destruction, they would physically remove them from villages that they have lived in for centuries.” The maps include the commonly known names and traditional names like Ani’yunwi’ya (Cherokee), meaning the principle people, and Diné (Navajo), meaning the people. In 2016, at the time of the Standing Rock opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, he released a map detailing all of the proposed pipelines running through tribal homelands.  A map tells a story about the relationship between people and the land. Through the key, scale, and compass rose, a map can tell us where we have been and where we are going.  Although he has been working on this project for decades, Marshall said there is still so much to learn. “When I started, it was not that clear what exactly I was mapping,” Temprano said. “Was I mapping territory in 1492? Was I mapping territory today? You have many of the nations in Oklahoma now that weren’t in Oklahoma. So where should their territories be? Does that mean they’re not living on their own land? There are a lot of questions that go into that.” At the end of 2018, Native Land Digital became a not-for-profit organization led by an Indigenous Board of Directors.  Cherokee, N.C. The Unacknowledged History of the Land Beneath Our Boots  Green Meadows Preserve Lamar Marshall, the cultural heritage director at Wild South, has also been working with the Cherokee Preservation Foundation and the Trail of Tears Association to map Eastern Cherokee trails and create an online database of the history and ecology of the region. “A lot of people look at Native People in a historical sense,” Carapella said. “Native people are still here, living and breathing. There are 100 tribes right now that are in litigation over pieces of their land. There are tribes that are fighting over sacred sites. There’s always tons of fights to get native people to be represented. It’s positive over time but there’s still lots of struggles. There’s a story to every tribe. These maps are only one small piece of the puzzle of us, as a country, realizing how many native people were here.”  Telling the Stories Efforts to reclaim the history and names of Indigenous Peoples extends beyond literal maps of territories.  In one episode, Littlejohn stands on the bank where the Valley and Hiwassee Rivers come together in what is present day Murphy, North Carolina. Cherokee speakers still refer to Murphy as The Leech Place. Trimont Ridge Trail and Bartram Trail to Wayah Bald Franklin, N.C.  Acknowledgement as the First Step Noland Creek Trail Ga., Tenn., Ky., Ala., and N.C. Shauna Johnson was working on her Master’s at the University of British Columbia where she met Temprano and learned about the project he was working on. last_img read more

The dirty truth of credit union YouTube video views exposed

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Jonathan LayA few months back, there was an industry publication highlighting the successful results of a financial institution’s YouTube video series. In the article, a key metric mentioned was the total number of views the series generated.But why are views seen as the metric for success? That’s something we explored in the article 5 Ways to Measure the Success of Your Bank or Credit Union Online Videos.Now out of blatant curiosity, I wanted to take a closer look at the financial institution’s YouTube channel, especially when comparing these metrics to both the research we’ve compiled on this subject of video KPIs as well as the results from the videos we produce.But upon a bit closer inspection of these metrics, something seemed wrong. Something felt out of place. Something was not right.An Honest AssessmentNow before getting started, I feel that it is important to note that we are not personally attacking anyone in this article. In fact, I applaud the efforts of this financial institution trying to create specific content for a targeted audience.
We just believe it is important to educate credit union executives about the dirty truth of YouTube views and other bloated social media analytics.This is an unbiased analytical approach to evaluate the number of video views from the financial institution’s campaign and how this was achieved. continue reading »last_img read more

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