Exjudge and Jewish Post columnist fails to apologize for hateful column

first_img( Jewish Post & News columnist Bill Marantz confused Winnipeg Jets goalie (left) with APTN anchor Michael Hutchinson (right))Jaydon FlettAPTN National NewsMembers of both the Jewish and Aboriginal community are angered over an “ignorant” and “hateful” newspaper column which repeatedly uses the term “Indian.”The opinion piece – written by former provincial court judge Bill Marantz in the Jewish Post & News – was inspired by an online Twitter debate about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.Marantz believed he was “sparring” with the Winnipeg Jets’ back-up goalie Michael Hutchinson, when in fact he was tweeting with APTN National News anchor Michael Hutchinson.Marantz says the incendiary tweet that started it all was when he paraphrased the late “former CBC token Indian” Johnny Yesno saying, “The only fully-employed aboriginals are the chiefs who are busy flying to conferences.”It was then retweeted by APTN National News anchor Hutchinson. The Twitter notification prompted Marantz to do a quick Google search where the NHL goalie is first to show up in results.The former judge believed he was really tweeting with a member of the Winnipeg Jets.“It’s embarrassing to admit that a 25-year-old jock, who stops pucks for a living, knows more about the legal status of aboriginal people than a former (part-time) provincial court judge,” wrote Marantz. “Mike Hutchinson is not only as sharp as a hunting knife, he sounds like he’s actually read the Indian Act.”The article, which has since been removed from the Jewish Post & News’ website, goes on to criticize the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report, calling it the “half-truth and recrimination report.”According to Marantz, the TRC wasted six years “splitting hairs” and “encouraging victims to wallow in victimhood” instead of “encouraging youth.” He wrote that everyone already knows enough about Indian residential schools.“Any Canadian (Indian code for paleface) who is unaware of the abuses of the Residential School System, at this stage of the game, just hasn’t been paying attention for the past 50 years,” wrote Marantz.The article goes on to criticize First Nation leaders in general, particularly chiefs. Marantz accuses chiefs of “endless hand-wringing, chest thumping and name calling” while referring to a number of social issues, such as high suicide rates on reserves and Aboriginal sex trade workers in the city.“The so-called leaders of the Aboriginal community are too busy feathering their own headdresses to worry about trivialities like chronic unemployment, poverty, illness, alcoholism and crime,” he wrote.Grand Chief Derek Nepinak of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs released a statement calling the article “racially derogatory.”Nepinak said the column betrayed the writer’s own privileged biases.“The writer’s attitude not only demonstrates the privilege and entitlement he is taking for granted, it also demonstrates a very disrespectful approach to the current dialogue around truth and reconciliation and a rejection of historical truths about the treatment of Indigenous peoples in the nation state,” stated Nepinak.In the statement, Nepinak said he was concerned over whether Marantz dealt with cases involving Aboriginal people while acting as a provincial court judge.Nepinak said the article, “Clearly calls into question his ability to set aside racially motivated stereotypes and attitudes in decision-making that would have impacted the lives of people significantly.”Brokenhead Ojibway Nation Chief Jim Bear called the column by Marantz a “brutal” portrayal of First Nations people.“Brokenhead Ojibway Nation does not in any way, shape or form condone this brutal portrayal made by Mr. Marantz against our First Nation community,” said Bear. “The state of ours and many First Nations is a collective crisis, not just an isolated First Nation crisis.”Bear said Marantz’ comparison of the residential school system to the Holocaust “minimizes and dishonours” the residential school experience.Bear said he wants an apology, from both Marantz and the newspaper.He told APTN National News that he doesn’t want a personal apology, but a public apology to the Aboriginal community as a whole.When APTN contacted Marantz for an on-camera interview, he refused, saying he’d prefer to have a live televised conversation with Bear “to discuss this matter freely and openly”.He also said he’d like to have Hutchinson present for the discussion. Marantz has since publicly apologized for confusing Hutchinson with the Winnipeg Jets’ goalie.Marantz has yet to apologize for any of the views he expressed in the article as of this article’s [email protected]last_img read more

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3DAY BAHAMAS PUBLIC FORECAST

first_img Noon Bahamas Marine Forecast Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas Marine Forecast – 10th August 2015 Marine Forecast 18th August 2015 Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTHIS IS THE PUBLIC FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS FOR TODAY TUESDAY 3RD FEBRUARY 2015.GENERAL SITUATION: A VERY WEAK COLD FRONT ACROSS THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS WILL CONTINUE PUSHING SOUTHEASTWARDS WHILE DISSAPPATING TODAY.NORTHWEST BAHAMASWEATHER: PARTLY SUNNY AND MILD TODAY…TURNING FAIR TONIGHT.WINDS: SOUTHWEST TO WEST AT 15 KNOTS AHEAD OF THE FRONT BECOMING NORTH TO NORHTEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS BEHIND THE FRONT.SEAS: 3 TO 5 FEET AHEAD OF THE FRONT BECOMING 2 TO 4 FEET BEHIND THE FRONTCENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDSWEATHER: PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY AND WARM TODAY…TURNING FAIR TONIGHT.WINDS: VARIABLE LESS THAN 10 KNOTSSEAS: LESS THAN THREE FEET OVER OPEN WATERDAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURE 77° F 25° COVERNITE LOW TEMPERATURE IN NASSAU 64° F 18° CSUNRISE AT 6.52 AM AND SUNSET AT 5.56 PMMOONRISE AT 5.55 PM AND MOONSET AT 6.32 AMHIGH TIDE AT 7.22 AM AND LOW TIDE AT 1.04 AMHIGH TIDE AT 7.39 PM AND LOW TIDE AT 1.46 PMEXTENDED FORECAST: HIGH PRESSURE WILL DOMINATE THE WEATHER ACROSS THE ISLANDS WEDNESDAY AND SHIFT EASTWARDS AS ANOTHER FRONT PUSHES INTO THE BAHAMAS LATE THURSDAY/EARLY FRIDAY.FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY:WEATHER: PARTLY SUNNYA ND WARM DURING THE DAY…TURNING FAIR AT NIGHT.WINDS: EASTERLY AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS.SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET OVER OPEN WATERS.FORECAST FOR THURSDAY:WEATHER: PARTLY SUNNY AND WARM DURING THE DAY. WITH INCREASING CLOUDS AND THE CHANCE FOR SHOWERS BY NIGHTFALL AS A FRONT MOVES INTO THE NORTHERN BAHAMAS.WINDS: S TO SW 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE NW BAHAMAS AND SE TO S 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE CNTRL/SE BAHAMAS.SEAS: 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE NW BAHAMAS AND 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE CNTRL/SE BAHAMAS. Related Items:bahamas weather, turks and caicos weatherlast_img read more

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3D printing Proto Labs CEO on the rise of digital manufacturing across

Digital manufacturing is on the rise across Europe as the 3D printing indsutry continues to develop, according to Proto Labs CEO Vicki Holt. The US company is the worlds fastest manufacturer of custom prototypes and low-volume production parts and has expanded its reach across Europe with the acquisition of German rapid prototyping company Alphaform AG, along with the launch of an additive manufacturing (3D printing) service in the UK.Vicki Holt, president and CEO of Proto Labs, told IBTimes UK the decision to start 3D printing operation at its Telford facility in September came after it discovered a huge demand for additive manufacturing among its customers.She said: Before we entered the 3D printing side we talked to our customers who were using us for our other services and 75% of them were using 3D printing in the front end of their development process for concept development and design.So for us it was a very simple strategic decision to add this to our portfolio, to get more share of wallet from our customers and really be able to help them bring their ideas to market from concept all the way through to low-volume production. So its being used more and more by design engineers to get a part in the hands of their customers very quickly.Exciting period for manufacturingWhere Proto Labs differs from other manufacturing companies is that it conducts all its business online. Developers upload a 3D computer-aided design (CAD) file on to Proto Labs website, before the company turns around an interactive quote in a matter of hours. Holt says it is an exciting time due to the rise of digital manufacturing and innovation in the industry.I tell you Ive never been more excited about manufacturing as I am today. Ive spent 35 years in manufacturing and this is the most exciting time to be here because of what is happening with digital manufacturing and innovation, she said.Were a digital manufacturer, combining that hardware and software, that delivers parts to customers very quickly, very cost-effectively in a part of one or five-thousand. And that accelerates innovation and more and more companies realise that innovation is the lifeblood of their company moving forward. And we help manufacturers move forward faster and more cost-effectively.Accelerating innovationHolt, hired as CEO in February 2014 with the aim of turning Proto Labs into a billion dollar manufacturing company, said two trends were helping them to grow: the increasing use of 3D CAD and the focus on speed to market.First theres the growth in designing and 3D CAD, and for us thats critical because our model starts with an engineer uploading on to our e-commerce website and then our software virtually manufactures that part in a matter of minutes, turns around a quote and we make a custom part in a matter of days. So the growth of 3D design and 3D CAD design is important, she said.The other thing thats really helped our model is the development of engineers and companies in general who are really focused on speed to market. Consumers and B2B environment are demanding innovations faster than we ever had before. We help enable speed to market. And theres also mass customisation taking place. Were all learning we want something unique. Its the world of my need. And that also is demanding that we innovate faster and we innovate in lower volume economic cycles and that we can do that very effectively at Proto Labs. Close read more

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