APTN National NewsMany people living in the North know that, in many cases, when medical treatment is needed, the only option is to head south.APTN National News reporter Ossie Michelin recently met with a very special patient.
APTN National NewsThe recent tuberculosis vaccine recall has left Health Canada scrambling for an alternative.It’s reaching out to fie manufacturers outside of Canada that make the vaccine.According to the Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq, efforts are underway to speed up the approval process to make the vaccine available as soon as possible.It’s unknown how long it will take, but Aglukkaq says the progress is being made.
APTN National NewsAfter the federal government released its report on violence against Aboriginal women, hundreds gathered to honour Loretta Saunders.The 26-year-old Inuk student was killed on Feb. 13.APTN’s Trina Roache has the story.
APTN National NewsA group that dragged a Winnipeg river in search for missing persons plan to resume their work this summer.Drag the Red is made up of volunteers some of them searching for their own missing loved ones.The members of the group say they feel the police don’t take their concerns seriously.Now that other community patrols are popping up around the country it seems local volunteer efforts are stepping up to fill a gap in policing.APTN’s Dennis Ward reports.
(Stacy DeBungee was pulled from a Thunder Bay river in 2015.)Jorge BarreraAPTN National NewsAn Ontario First Nation leader is questioning the motivation behind the Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner’s decision to reveal the force reviewed Thunder Bay police’s botched death investigation of an Indigenous man found in one of the city’s rivers.Thunder Bay police said Tuesday it had no plans to release the OPP report.OPP Commissioner Vince Hawkes on Monday issued a statement revealing his police force had “recently completed” a review of Thunder Bay police’s flawed investigation into the death of Stacy DeBungee, an Ojibway man, who was pulled from the McIntryre River at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 19, 2015.Hawkes’ statement was aimed directly at Rainy River First Nation Chief Jim Leonard, Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Grand Council Treaty 3 Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh who held a press conference last week criticizing the OPP for refusing to investigate the DeBungee case. The three leaders also called for the RCMP to step in and investigate DeBungee’s case because the region’s Indigenous communities had lost faith in the Thunder Bay police and the OPP.Leonard responded in a letter sent to Hawkes Tuesday questioning the OPP top cop’s motive in suddenly revealing the review of the case. The news came as a surprise to DeBungee’s family and to private investigator David Perry who broke open the case after finding four people who had contact with DeBungee before his death—people who were never interviewed by Thunder Bay police.“That you now announce that a review has been ‘recently’ conducted by the OPP is surprising and troubling for several reasons. Why keep this from the family or me in the face of all our requests dating back to July 2016?” said Leonard in the letter which was also carbon copied to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. “Why did you announce this development publicly on June 5, 2017, without a word of notice to me or the family? Why a mere “review” of the TBPS file when what we sought was an independent investigation? What does “recent” mean? Is it coincident with our letter seeking the intervention of the RCMP?”Leonard’s letter also itemized a number of requests made by the chief, his lawyer, and the DeBungee family for the OPP to review the case. Each of those requests were met with silence from the OPP, according to the letter.In an interview Tuesday, Perry told APTN he was not contacted by the OPP in the course of their review. Perry’s own investigation revealed serious flaws in how Thunder Bay police handled DeBungee’s death. Perry, a former top Toronto police homicide detective, quickly found four people who were with DeBungee the evening before his death. Perry told APTN DeBungee’s debit card was also used after his death and that his identification cards were strewn at the scene along with identification belonging to another individual who has not yet been tracked.Thunder Bay police spokesperson Chris Adams said in an emailed statement the OPP review of the case would not be released because it “is an investigative report.”The chiefs also want the RCMP to investigate the cases of Tammy Keeash, 17, who was living in a group home and found dead in the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway on May 7 and of Josiah Begg, 14, who was found dead in the McIntyre River on May 18.Serious questions still remain around the deaths of three of seven First Nation youth who were the subject of a coroner’s inquest which ended in June 2016. Five of the seven youth died in Thunder Bay’s waterways and three of those deaths were found to be “undetermined.”Perry said there is a strong possibility foul play could be behind some of these deaths. The scenario has also been raised by lawyer Julian Falconer, who represented the Nishnawbe Aski Nation during the inquest. The prospect is additionally heightened by at least two separate cases of Indigenous men who were attacked and thrown into a city waterway.The city’s police service was recently rocked after its police chief J.P. Levesque was charged with breach of trust and obstruction of justice by the OPP for allegedly disclosing confidential information about Thunder Bay Mayor Keith Hobbs.email@example.com more
(Construction on the Site C dam in Northern British Columbia)The Canadian Press VICTORIA _ Premier John Horgan says British Columbia’s $8.8 billion Site C dam project could face ongoing legal battles over Indigenous rights and may eventually end up in the Supreme Court of Canada.Horgan made the comments Tuesday on the eve of the release of an independent review his government ordered on the economic viability of the hydroelectric dam project in northeast B.C.He said he believes Aboriginal people will continue to fight Site C in the courts.“I believe that the Indigenous people in the region who are concerned about this will continue to push their case to appeal and we’ll see where we go, and if we end up in the Supreme Court at the end of the day,” Horgan said outside the legislature.He said he’s aware that every Aboriginal court challenge of Site C so far has ended in defeat or been abandoned, but those issues were fought on environmental grounds, not land, hunting and fishing rights that are enshrined in the Constitution.In August 2015, the Federal Court dismissed an application by the Prophet River First Nation and West Moberly First Nations challenging the environmental approval of Site C by the federal government. An appeal was filed and was dismissed in January.In September 2015, the B.C. Supreme Court dismissed a petition by the same two First Nations challenging the environmental approval of Site C by the B.C. government. An appeal was filed and was dismissed in February.Crown-owned B.C. Hydro says it has been consulting with Indigenous communities and people about the project since 2007.Horgan said he expects future Indigenous legal challenges to focus on land rights.He cited the concerns raised in a report by a joint review panel in May 2014 about Site C’s potential impacts on Indigenous rights as a possible avenue for legal pursuits.The report found B.C. will eventually need the power generated by Site C, but the project would impact land and resources traditionally used by First Nations. It said the effect on treaty rights would also have to be weighed by the government.Harry Swain, chairman of the review, has since said the panel was not permitted to look at other energy solutions.“The rights and title question that Harry Swain touched upon, the constitutional barriers that he touched upon, I don’t believe the courts have addressed because that hasn’t been how the questions have been put,” said Horgan.The review by the B.C. Utilities Commission due Wednesday will serve as an independent assessment for the project, which is under construction on the Peace River.Horgan said cabinet will make a decision by the end of this year on whether to allow the project to carry on, put it on hold or stop construction.Scott Fraser, B.C.’s Indigenous relations and reconciliation minister, will meet with Aboriginal communities in the northeastern part of the province shortly after the review is released, Horgan said.Site C, which would flood agricultural land with the creation of an 83-kilometre-long reservoir, would produce 1,100 megawatts of capacity every year, enough to power about 450,000 homes.read more
Todd LamirandeAPTN NewsA Fab Lab is a place where creativity meets digital technology.If you can dream it up – it can be created.It’s the brainchild of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).There are more than 1,200 of them worldwide and two dozen in Canada.Todd gets some help to show us around the only Indigenous one – the Onaki Fab Lab.firstname.lastname@example.org
Beverly AndrewsAPTN NewsGrassy narrows unveiled its plan for the Mercury Survivors Home and Care Centre to care or those suffering from mercury poisoning.Bret Cardinal of BD Cardinal & Associates designed the facility.“Our philosophy is you design from the inside out. So you take care of the people first then you design the facility around that,” said Cardinal.“The core of the principles and the core of the design should always be beautiful and it should be understood from culture.”They wanted the centre to have a strong connection to the land, water and First Nations traditional symbols and get away from the sterile box concept of most medical centres.The site is on a hill and all rooms will have view of the lake with plenty of sunlight. There will also be a small dock with direct access to the water.(The concept for the mercury treatment centre in Grassy Narrows)In December 2018, former minister of Indigenous services, Jane Philpott committed to advancing the construction of the care centre.Construction was set to begin in September 2019 but that date has yet to be confirmed by the federal government.Only one per cent of the funding promised has been released so far.Grassy Narrows is asking for $88.7 million be put into a trust to cover construction and maintenance costs over the next 30 years.Current minister of Indigenous Affairs visited Grassy Narrows in March to sign an agreement with the community to build the Care Centre but no agreement was signed. And no timeline has been given for the next phase of design or construction.“Minister Seamus O’Regan came to Grassy Narrows but he came to Grassy Narrows offering an assisted living home, that’s not what we’re asking for,” said Chief Rudy Turtle. “We’re asking for a Mercury Home. In addition he offered other things that were not satisfactory.“You got to do better than that. So right now we’re very disappointed with the government of Canada.”Meanwhile, community members continue to suffer.Grassy Narrows resident, Chrissy Isaacs was born with mercury in her blood and continues to advocate for a treatment centre in the community.“It’s really difficult for families to have to travel for appointments, to have to travel to be beside their loved ones that are in need of care,” said Isaacs.“Also because our people need different kind of health care because Canada right now does not recognize that Grassy people are sick from mercury and we need this facility so we can take care of our people.”The community is not happy with any of the federal government’s offers and would like the government to deliver the funding as promised before the election this fall.Turtle said he’s still encouraging the prime minister to visit his community and meet the people who this facility would serve.“For him (Trudeau) to go and attend the Raptors championship game, I mean championship parade. A couple days ago he was sitting in front of a stage and he took time off for that. And yet he won’t take any time at all to come and stand in Grassy Narrows and that’s wrong,” said Turtle. “Here is a place that’s been suffering 50 years, suffering from mercury contamination and yet he won’t even come visit our reserve.“I have called upon again and again for him to come and see us.”email@example.com more
TORONTO – Hudson’s Bay Co. says it has reached an agreement with an activist investor to drop its opposition to an investment in the retailer by private equity firm Rhone Capital.Land & Buildings Investment Management LLC had applied last month to have the Ontario Securities Commission to review a Toronto Stock Exchange decision to conditionally approve the investment.Under the deal, HBC said Friday if it needs to raise money by issuing equity that will trigger the one-year price protection feature of the preferred shares being acquired by Rhone, then it will be done through a rights offering to all of its shareholders on a pro rata basis, as opposed to a private placement.Land & Buildings has also agreed to a standstill for a period extending through HBC’s 2018 annual meeting.Rhone Capital has agreed to invest roughly $632-million in HBC (TSX:HBC) in the form of eight-year mandatory convertible preferred shares.The investment was announced as part of a deal that will see HBC to sell its Lord & Taylor Fifth Avenue building to WeWork Property Advisors, a joint venture between WeWork and Rhone, for nearly $1.1 billion, and pursue a strategic alliance with WeWork regarding future real estate transactions.Rhone will initially hold a 21.8 per cent voting and equity interest in the company on a partially diluted basis and that could grow to 30 per cent if the preferred shares are held to their eight-year maturity.HBC and Land & Buildings have been in a war of words in recent weeks, accusing one another of misleading shareholders regarding the building’s sale and the related Rhone investment.Land & Buildings has previously urged the retailer to consider a bid for its German operations by Signa Holding and criticized the Rhone investment deal.HBC now expects to close the Rhone investment next week.HBC executive chairman Richard Baker said the company will continue to review its real estate portfolio with a view to maximizing shareholder value and the ongoing operations and business of HBC.“We look forward to ongoing engagement with, and constructive input from, Land & Buildings and our other shareholders as we pursue additional opportunities,” he said.Land & Buildings said it’s “pleased and encouraged that HBC’s management and board continues to take steps to monetize its highly valuable real estate assets.”read more
OTTAWA – A new agreement will see the prices of nearly 70 commonly prescribed generic drugs discounted by up to 90 per cent of their brand name equivalents.The price discounts are to start on April 1 and will more than triple the number of drugs that were discounted under the previous generics initiative.The drugs are collectively used by millions of Canadians to treat conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and depression.Officials say patients will see the savings when they fill their prescriptions, whether it’s through a public drug plan, an employee plan or paying out of pocket.The initiative is expected to generate savings of up to $3 billion for public drug plans over five years.The agreement between the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance — which represents the provinces, territories and federal government — and the Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association was reached after discussions led by Ontario, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.“The generic drugs covered in this initiative are manufactured by multiple generic companies, helping to ensure a stable supply for Canadian patients,” the pCPA said Monday in a statement. “Pricing stability and predictability will also help to ensure that generic pharmaceutical manufacturers can continue to invest in bringing new cost-saving generic drugs to the Canadian market in the coming years.”The Canadian Pharmacists Association said the deal, while generating considerable savings for governments, will have a significant financial impact on the pharmacy industry.“We believe that this new pricing framework is an opportunity for governments to invest a portion of the anticipated savings back into frontline services that pharmacies offer to enhance patient care,” Justin Bates, CEO of the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada, said in a release.read more
Canada’s largest grocer plans to “blanket the country” with online grocery services this year.Loblaw Companies Ltd., which launched home delivery services in its first market late last year, will expand the offering to five more areas this year. Shoppers in Montreal, Halifax and Regina will be among those who can try the new service. The company said the other two new regions are still being determined. The service is currently available in 11 markets, including Toronto and Vancouver.The retailer also plans to expand its click-and-collect program, which allows customers to order groceries online and pick them up, with 500 new pick-up sites this year. By the end of 2018, the retailer aims to have more than 700 pick-up locations. These will include additional grocery stores and Go Train stations in Ontario, as well as several Shoppers Drug Mart locations — with the first several expected in the coming weeks.The company is looking for ultra-convenient pick-up spots for customers, CEO Galen G. Weston said on a conference call with analysts after the company released its first-quarter earnings report.By the end of the year, 70 per cent of Canadians will have access to the company’s click-and-collect and home delivery services, the company said.Canadian grocers have recently started to focus heavily on their e-commerce offerings, including home delivery options, after tech titan Amazon acquired Whole Foods Market, including its 14 Canadian locations last year.Metro Inc. announced in November that it would bolster its e-commerce options, including launching services in Ontario.Sobeys Inc. made its plans public about two months later, saying it signed a partnership deal with British company Ocado Group to help build its online shopping business. It plans to build a customer fulfillment centre, which will store food and automate the process of picking groceries, in the GTA and launch the service in about two years.Some experts have questioned whether a two-year wait is too long and will result in the grocer losing some customers to other chains able to fill the gap in the interim.Loblaw is relying on a different model. It is partnering with California-based Instacart, whose employees pick out groceries and sort them into delivery boxes for customers, to provide delivery services already rather than wait to build a distribution centre. Shoppers use the Instacart website or app to order food from participating Loblaws and other chains. Instacart picks up and delivers the orders.Loblaw also looked at a central fulfillment model, Weston said, but feels very confident on the path it’s on.“The thing is, none of us can really predict, you know, where things are going to end up,” he said.The announcement came as Loblaw raised its quarterly dividend to 29.5 cents per share from 27 cents per share and reported improved quarterly earnings.Loblaw earned a profit attributable to common shareholders of $377 million or 98 cents per diluted share on $10.37 billion in revenue for the quarter ended March 24. That compared with a profit of $232 million or 58 cents per share on $10.40 billion in revenue in the same quarter last year.Adjusted earnings per share amounted to 94 cents per share, beating analysts’ expectations of 91 cents per share, according to data compiled by Thomson Reuters.Companies in this story: (TSX:L, TSX:MRU)read more
WARSAW, Poland — The leader of Poland’s ruling party has spoken out against having Poland convert to using the European Union’s shared currency, the euro.Jaroslaw Kaczynski suggested that as the Poles aspire to western European living standards, sticking with the local zloty currency would protect them during international financial crises. At the same time, this strong critic of the EU said that Poland’s strong position in the 28-member bloc will help improve Polish living standards.Kaczynski spoke at the party’s parliamentary policy meeting Friday.An EU member since 2004, Poland has been ambivalent about converting to the euro, saying it first needs to meet all the necessary criteria. Nineteen European nations currently use the euro.The Associated Press
In a joint news release, the three claim that the communities will have to spend at least US$100 million over the next three decades to deal with climate change caused by the use of Suncor and Exxon products.They say that Suncor, which has its U.S. headquarters in Denver, Colo., and supplies about 35 per cent of the state’s gasoline and diesel fuel demand, directly emitted one million tonnes of greenhouse gases in Colorado in 2016.They also say that Suncor and Exxon have known about the costs of fossil fuel use for more than 50 years but still promote and sell their products while “recklessly deceiving” the public and policymakers.The Colorado action comes as several U.S. municipal governments including San Francisco and New York pursue lawsuits against big oil companies for allegedly contributing to global warming. CALGARY, A.B. — Three Colorado communities have filed a lawsuit demanding that Calgary-based Suncor Energy Inc. and U.S. giant Exxon Mobil Corp. “pay their fair share” of costs associated with climate change.In a U.S. court filing, the communities of Boulder County, San Miguel County and the City of Boulder claim the two oil companies have significant responsibility for climate change that is damaging local roads and bridges, parks and forests, buildings, farming and agriculture, the ski industry and public open space.A Suncor spokeswoman said the company hadn’t yet received the lawsuit and therefore had no comment. None of the claims have been proven in court.read more
The report goes onto say “A larger rockslide could reach the temporary access road but does not pose any imminent risk to any houses.”During the meeting on Sunday, the PRRD Board of Directors will decide the next steps. At this time, PRRD staff are recommending three different options with the first one allowing residents to return to their homes except for residents of 7605 Old Fort Road.If the PRRD Board approves re-entry, the PRRD has put together a re-entry plan, and all Old Fort Residents are encouraged to attend the Northern Grand Hotel immediately following the Board meeting to speak with staff to arrange these services.Below is a copy of the full report. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District will hold a meeting Sunday morning to receive the geotechnical report on the Old Fort Landslide and to determine if residents can go home.The agenda for the meeting that will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday at the North Peace Cultural Centre was released on Saturday. The agenda includes a summary of the report from Westrek Geotechnical Services, a copy of the peer review completed by a second engineering firm and the Old Fort Re-Entry Plan.The summary report from Westrek says the potential for the landslide to continue to move is high “Based on present conditions, the potential for the massive rockslide to move again is high, possibly causing the earthflow and both adjacent landslides to also move.”read more
New Delhi: “I am a person in my own right”, retorted senior advocate Indira Jaising while taking strong exception to Attorney General K K Venugopal’s comment in the Supreme Court on Thursday that she be referred to as the wife of senior counsel Anand Grover.The incident occurred before a bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and Navin Sinha when Grover told the court that he was appearing for Jaising, who has filed an application seeking to intervene in the contempt petition filed by the Attorney General against activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!Justice Mishra asked Grover as to whom he was representing in the matter. When Grover said, “Ms Jaising”, Justice Mishra asked, “Not Indira Jaising?” Grover then clarified that he was appearing for her. At this juncture, Venugopal who was present in the court, said: “He (Grover) should say (he is appearing) for his wife.” To this, Jaising took umbrage at the comment and said, “Mr Attorney General you should withdraw his remark. I am a person in my own right”. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedMinutes later however, she said: “I am sorry that I lost my temper Mr Attorney. We identify as individual lawyers. We are not to be identified as somebody’s spouse or somebody’s wife or husband. We are maintaining our individuality. Hence, we chose not to change our names.” Jaising told the bench that she has filed an application to intervene in the matter as the court was dealing with the issue of whether lawyers and litigants can criticise the court proceedings in a sub-judice matter to influence public opinion. “I also write frequently. I am concerned and I must know the limit of law,” she said, adding, “It is my own choice as to who should represent me. Kindly allow Mr Grover to appear for me”. To this, the bench said, “Do not worry, we will hear everybody when we will hear the issue”. During the hearing, Bhushan admitted before the court that he had made a “genuine mistake” by tweeting that the government had perhaps submitted in the apex court fabricated documents of the high-powered selection panel on appointment of interim CBI chief.read more
Washington DC: Donald Trump has abruptly ordered the withdrawal of additional “large-scale” sanctions on North Korea, immediately after the Treasury Department imposed them, with his press secretary saying that the US President “likes” North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and does not think they are necessary. President Trump’s unusual move comes after his second summit with Kim, held last month in Hanoi, Vietnam. Trump walked out of that summit after refusing to agree to the North Korea’s demands of lifting all sanctions. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”It was announced today by the US Treasury that additional large- scale sanctions would be added to those already existing sanctions on North Korea. I have today ordered the withdrawal of those additional sanctions!” Trump tweeted on Friday. This was an apparent reference to sanctions the Treasury Department has announced Thursday on Chinese shipping companies doing business with North Korea. Those sanctions prompted swift pushback from the Chinese and North Korean governments. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe two companies are Dalian Haibo International Freight Co. Ltd and Liaoning Danxing International Forwarding Co. Ltd. The sanctions were the first new sign of pressure since talks between Trump and Kim broke down in Hanoi. “The US and our like-minded partners remain committed to achieving the final, fully verified denuclearisation of North Korea and believe that the full implementation of North Korea-related UN Security Council resolutions is crucial to a successful outcome,” said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. “Treasury will continue to enforce our sanctions, and we are making it explicitly clear that shipping companies employing deceptive tactics to mask illicit trade with North Korea expose themselves to great risk,” it said. The National Security Advisor John Bolton described it as an “important” action. “The maritime industry must do more to stop North Korea’s illicit shipping practices. Everyone should take notice and review their own activities to ensure they are not involved in North Korea’s sanctions evasion,” Bolton tweeted. The White House, however, defended Trump’s decision. “President Trump likes Chairman Kim and he doesn’t think these sanctions will be necessary,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said. In June, Trump and Kim had their first-ever historic meeting aimed at normalising ties and complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.read more
Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati Wednesday termed the Congress manifesto as a “showoff” and an “illusion” and said there was no credibility of the promises made by the party due to its past. Congress and BJP are no different when it comes to non-fulfilment of promises, the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said in a tweet. “Congress election manifesto appears to be a showoff and illusion like its pervious promises. Due to continuous working against its promises, there is no credibility left for Congress among the people. Congress and BJP are no different in non-fulfilling promises,” she said in the tweet. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Congress President Rahul Gandhi Tuesday released his party’s manifesto for Lok Sabha polls, making jobs creation, addressing farm distress, bringing a single moderate rate of GST and giving Rs 72,000 per annum to poor families as key focus if the party comes to power. Claiming the BJP was afraid of the SP-BSP-RLD alliance, Mayawati said, “They (BJP) are so afraid that instead of talking of issues, they indulge in unnecessary casteist statements on top leader of (alliance).No one should be provoked by them (statements) and give them befitting reply by showing good results”.read more
NEW DELHI: IP University has started online admission process for the new academic session 2019–20 for more than 33,000 seats for 11 University Schools and 120 affiliated colleges. At present, the University has notified 58 combined academic programmes in the Admission Brochure unloaded on the University website www.ipu.ac.in. Also, two new courses, MSc (Yoga) and BSc (Nursing) post basic are being started from this academic session. Out of it, admission in the 40 programmes will be done on the basis of Common Entrance Tests (CETs) conducted by the University. There is no CET for six programmes –MBA(Weekend), LLM (Weekend), MBA (Disaster Management), M.Tech (ECE) Weekend, M Tech (CSE) Weekend and M Tech (Bio Technology). Admission in these programmes will be done on the basis of marks in the last qualifying examinations, work experiences and the performance in the interview. Admission to M Tech (Bio – Technology) will be given on the basis of GATE score.read more
Watermelon (scooped) 1 cupCantaloupe Melon (scooped) 1 cup Aragula Leaves (washed & dried) 2 cups Lemon Juice (fresh) 4 tbsp Organic Honey 2 tbsp Olive Oil 2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar 1 cup Pumpkin Seeds (roasted) tbsp Feta ½ cup Also Read – PUMPKIN MASH, TAMATAR RASSASalt to taste Pepper to tastePreparation Take a bowl and blend olive oil, honey, lemon juice, salt and pepper thoroughly. Add balsamic vinegar and put it on low flame. Reduce the mixture till it comes to a glaze consistency. Scoop watermelon and keep in the fridge to chill. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, add the dressing and the aragula. Toss it well. Place the dressed aragula in a plate along with the watermelon. Crumble the feta on top of the salad and garnish with pumpkin seeds. (Courtesy: Pawan Bisht, Corporate and R&D Executive, Verandah, Delhi)read more
Casablanca – Unprecedented, responsible and symbolic by modern Morocco, the gesture by the Mimouna-Club Student Association made all Moroccans proud of the rich diversity of their heritage, said, on Wednesday in Casablanca, King Mohammed VI ‘s advisor André Azoulay.Speaking at the Casablanca stopover, Azoulay underlined the spontaneous, voluntary and pioneer aspect of the initiative undertaken by the organizers.Nobody suggested or asked them to form an association and go look for the Jewish chapter in our book history, the King’s advisor, noted. The New York Times was the first leading media outlet to comment and commend this step which it deemed would encourage the western world to be more cautious in making snap judgments towards the Arab-Muslim world, he recalled.