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Former AFN regional chief wins NDP nomination in Alberta riding

Former AFN regional chief wins NDP nomination in Alberta riding

first_img(Former AFN Regional Chief Cameron Alexis is now an NDP candidate in Alberta. Photo courtesy: Alberta Native News)Brandi Morin APTN National NewsFormer Alberta Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Cameron Alexis has won the NDP nomination battle for the riding of Peace River –Westlock in Alberta.Alexis is also the former chief of Alexis Nakota Sioux First Nation.Alexis did not seek re-election for AFN regional chief last May because he was helping to care for his wife who was ill.He told APTN that since then, his wife’s health has significantly improved and he is ready to spend long stretches of time away from home.Alexis said he was approached by more than one party to consider running, but chose the NDP because of its track record on Aboriginal issues including its stance against Bill C-51 and improving on childcare services.“I’ve come to respect the NDP not only from a First Nations perspective but also on Canadian issues,” said Alexis.Alexis was also impressed by the late Jack Layton’s support of Indigenous people and took notice of Thomas Mulcair’s presence at the recent TRC events in Ottawa.He said it’s time Canada’s Indigenous people get engaged in politics.“We have to participate in order to affect change. With Prime Minister Harper and all of the bills and legislation they are presenting, it’s affecting our Treaty and Indigenous rights. We have to start standing up and running for office.”Alexis is hopeful that if the NDP is successful in winning enough seats to lead the country that they will take serious the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP).“I think Tom Mulcair has a wealth of political experience and he can deliver leadership to this country. And with the provincial NDP Premier Rachel Notley, she has stuck by her word and is implementing UNDRIP. That is something Prime Minister Harper called aspirational, but I’m hoping the federal NDP will implement it as well.”Alexis is married with two sons, a daughter and 12 grandchildren. He served two years as AFN regional chief, six years as chief of his home community and before that served a 23 year career as an RCMP officer.Ultimately, he encourages Indigenous people to get to the polls and make their voices heard this fall.“I’m asking First Nations and Indigenous people to step up, stand up and be counted. We have to make a difference otherwise we’ll be continued to be dictated to and unable to participate in how this country operates.”So far, Alexis is facing Conservative Arnold Vierson. The Liberals and the Greens have yet to field a [email protected]last_img read more

How Bad Was the Cabrera Deal

How Bad Was the Cabrera Deal

The big news coming out of baseball Thursday night was that Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera had been re-signed to a 10-year, $292 million contract extension, the most expensive deal in the history of the sport. On the surface, the pact seems like lunacy on the part of the team’s general manager, Dave Dombrowski.Cabrera has been the best hitter in baseball over the past nine years. Over the last four seasons, he won two American League Most Valuable Player Awards and three AL batting titles. But his gaudy offensive statistics overstate his value: He is a below-average fielder and baserunner. More important, Cabrera will turn 31 in April, meaning the Tigers will be paying him through age 40. Players are typically in decline by the time they hit their early 30s.Baseball Prospectus’ PECOTA projection system expects Cabrera to generate about 35 more wins above replacement over the remainder of the contract (after rescaling BP’s value metric to the lower replacement level used more commonly by Baseball-Reference and Fangraphs). If the market rate for a single WAR was $6.5 million in 2014 (I split difference between this estimate and this estimate), and we add 5 percent in annual inflation to the cost of a win, Cabrera’s next 10 years will be worth about $275 million. By this rough math, the Tigers appear to have overpaid by something like $15 million to $20 million.It’s also worth noting that Detroit already had Cabrera locked up through 2015 under his existing contract. The $234 million it’s paying him beyond that season will deliver just $204 million in value, according to PECOTA.However, Dombrowski probably isn’t worried about the high likelihood that Cabrera will be overpaid (and vastly so) throughout the back half of this contract. Instead, he presumably put a premium on locking up the remaining prime seasons of one of the best hitters in baseball history. The Tigers were two wins away from a World Series berth last season with one of the AL’s oldest lineups, so the case can be made that the Tigers are discounting the long-term burdens of Cabrera’s huge contract in exchange for elite performance in the short-to-intermediate term.Indeed, before we lump this deal in with other onerous contracts, such as the ones handed to Alex Rodriguez and Albert Pujols, I’d like to look into modeling those deals against the players’ expected WAR. But for now, it appears the Tigers paid a huge premium for the tail end of Cabrera’s prime, banking on him remaining an MVP-caliber player into his mid-30s. read more

Central Bank Governor says Bahamians unaware of DIC

Central Bank Governor says Bahamians unaware of DIC

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 18, 2017 – Nassau – According to Central Bank Governor, John Rolle, most Bahamians are unaware of the insurance guaranteed to local money in the banking system. Rolle made the statement while announcing the Deposit Insurance Corporation (DIC)’s 2017 Public Awareness Campaign.Rolle is also DIC Chairman. “We have realized that many, if not most, Bahamians did not fully appreciate that their Bahamian dollar deposits in any local bank are insured up to $50,000.The Deposit Insurance Fund has assets of more than $40 million against a deposit base of around $6 billion,” said Rolle.The DIC awareness campaign aims to strengthen public confidence in the financial system and educate the public on the role of the DIC in protecting the interest of Bahamian dollar depositors added Rolle. The April campaign will include public service announcements and visual aids. DIC is a statutory corporation managed by the staff of the Central Bank.Story by: Zahra Gordon#MagneticMediaNews#BahamianunawareofDIC Related Items:#BahamianunawareofDIC, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Heres how to lose postpregnancy weight

Heres how to lose postpregnancy weight

first_imgHaving trouble losing post-pregnancy weight and want back your beautiful curves? Go for a balanced diet and while exercising, include workouts like Kegel and do a lot of aerobics, suggest experts. Here are few tips that can help you get back into shape: Your diet must include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein like fish, soy foods and lean meats. Choose skim or low-fat milk. Leafy greens containing iron are also good. Vitamin C can help with wound healing for mothers who delivered via C-section. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfWhole grain crackers with hummus or nuts are healthy too. Stash some in your purse in case you get a craving on the go.Have a cup of whole grain cereal with low-fat milk. A hardboiled egg with some fresh sauteed mushrooms, low-fat cheese with a piece of fruit and plain greek yogurt are good options too. WorkoutsKegel or pelvic floor exercises: Kegel helps in strengthening the pelvic floor muscles, which support the pelvic organs. It weakens by the birth process and should be exercised right after birth. It may seem a little tough to do this just after giving birth. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveHowever, try doing only as many as you can and later increase the duration as per your choice. Pelvic tilt will help tone and strengthen your abdominal muscles and relieve backaches. Lie on your back with your knees bent. Tighten your stomach and hip muscles to tilt your pelvis, flatten your back against the floor and hold for a count of two to three seconds. Do not arch your back, stick out your abdomen or push with your feet to do this motion. Ankle circles to enhance circulation: Make 10 circles with your ankles clockwise, then repeat counter-clockwise. Do it in different positions such as sitting or lying down. Repeat the pattern three to five times.Leg sliding/stretches: Lie on your back with one knee bent. Keep your back flat while sliding the heel of the straight leg up and down the surface on which you are lying.Work only within the range where you can keep your back flat.Aerobics: You can begin with gentle aerobic activity. You can begin as soon as you think you can handle it. Consult your health care provider before resuming.Walking: Follow the instructions of the nursing staff to get out of bed and start walking as soon as possible.last_img read more