The Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project will present its second annual benefit, A Night of A Thousand Genders, on Monday, March 23, 2015, from 6:00-8:30pm at Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette Street).The evening begins with cocktails followed by a very special one-night-only cabaret evening celebrating the beauty and resilience of gender expansive youth and their families.The second annual Night of a Thousand Genders will be hosted by Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Cynthia Nixon (“Sex and The City”) and will feature performances by Drama Desk nominee Lindsay Mendez (Wicked), American Singer/Songwriter Joe Stevens (“Last Man Standing”), Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots), and Youth Pride Chorus, with Music Direction by Emmy Award-winning composer Lance Horne.The first annual Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project Family Award will be given to the Jazz Jennings Family. By opening up to media, Jazz Jennings and her family were among the first families to raise public awareness about the lives and needs of gender expansive youth and their communities. The Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project is honoring the amazing and proud mother, father and siblings who have fought to keep Jazz safe, happy and thriving.The first annual Community Award will be given to the Central Park East 2 Middle School. Over the past year, CPE2 has collaborated with The Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project, focusing on inclusivity in the classroom. They have developed gender inclusivity curriculum and policies in a continuation of their anti-bullying efforts and dedication to the well being of each child.The event is sponsored by the Ackerman Institute for the Family and by Honorary Chairs, Academy and Grammy Award-winning lyricist and composer, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell and Pippin) and award-winning author Kate Bornstein (“Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and The Rest of Us” ). The event Co-Chairs are Jane Miller Rennert, Jeremy Matz, and Christopher Scott.A Night of a Thousand Genders begins with cocktails at 6:00PM followed by the benefit performance beginning at approximately 7:00PM. Following the event there will be an After Party in the Library at the Public Theatre with music by Casey Spooner (Fischerspooner). All proceeds from this annual event will support The Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project’s mission to raise awareness about the critical need for more services supporting families of gender expansive youth, at home and in schools, as well as expanding its staff and scope of services in the greater New York area and beyond.“We are extremely excited and grateful for the support of Cynthia Nixon and the talented performers for this event,” said Jean Malpas, Director, Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project. “Ms. Nixon is a fierce and articulate advocate for a more inclusive world. We are deeply grateful that she has chosen to lend her voice to our crucial message: Acceptance is Protection.“‘Acceptance is Protection’ is The Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project’s beacon and we are dedicated to spread acceptance, and therefore protection, and celebrate our transgender and gender expensive youth. We are on the ground working together with families, caregivers, schools, communities and professionals to translate this message of acceptance into an everyday reality. Our program has expanded quickly and dramatically to respond to the significant needs for family services. We welcome our growing community and look forward to creating the safe and gender inclusive environments all children and adolescents need.”Find out more here.
Fans of Marvel’s Agent Carter and Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD are in for a treat – the stars of the shows are going head-to-head in Dubsmash Wars for charity.Video: DUBSMASH WARS For CharityThe shows first went to war at Comic-Con in San Diego. But there was more than a little disagreement over who won… and a few tears… so they’re going to do it again – and this time it’s to the death (actually it’s not really).Here’s your chance to win a trip for you and a guest to Hollywood to have lunch with Hayley Atwell, Clark Gregg, James D’Arcy and Chloe Bennett from Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel’s Agent Carter and record a Dubsmash video. All you have to do is choose a team and donate to STOMP Out Bullying (Team Carter) or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Team SHIELD). Every dollar you donate is 1 vote for your favorite team in the Dubsmash War and gives you 1 entry into the contest.Find out more here.
TMF Group is proud to announce its sponsorship of the ‘Global Reach Challenge’; renowned explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ world record breaking attempt to become the first person to cross both polar ice caps and climb the highest mountain on every continent.TMF Group brand ambassador Sir Ranulph Fiennes holds Marie Curie banner at the top of Mount ElbrusTMF Group brand ambassador, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has just returned from climbing Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe. He has already successfully summited Mount Everest in Asia (2009) and Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa (2004) as well as reaching both the North and South Poles by crossing the Antarctic continent and the Arctic Ocean.In a race to secure the record before anyone else, the 72-year old will climb four more mountains in less than a year; Mount Carstensz in New Guinea (Australasia), Mount Vinson in Antarctica, Aconcagua in Argentina (South America), and finally Denali, the highest peak in North America and one of the world’s most dangerous and difficult mountains to climb.Sir Ranulph’s progress, photos and videos related to the Global Reach Challenge can be tracked on a dedicated website.Sir Ranulph outlined his reasons for undertaking the challenge: “In 2009, I was the first person to complete what was then The Grand Slam, which was, and was established in the New York Explorers Club and everywhere else, as being the first person to cross the Arctic Ocean, on the surface of the Arctic Ocean, and the Antarctic Continent, and the highest mountain, Everest – known as the third Pole.“However, I then learnt that the goal-posts had been moved by the global adventure community. And now The Grand Slam has been expanded so that it is the Arctic, the Antarctic and, not just Everest, but the highest mountain on all seven continents.”Along with the goal to achieve the world record, Sir Ranulph is also on a mission to raise funds for Marie Curie, a UK-based charity that provides vital care and support to people living with a terminal illness and their families, across the country.“Climbing four mountains in a short space of time will definitely be a challenge,” explained Fiennes. “Especially Denali in Alaska, which only had an 18% success rate during this year’s season. However, with local expertise and know-how, I would really like to have a go as this endeavour also raises money for Marie Curie – a very worthwhile cause.”The Global Reach Challenge is financially sponsored by TMF Group, a leading provider of global business services that specialises in helping companies to expand into new territories and invest across international borders.Fiennes went on: “Our sponsor is TMF Group who, for any company or even individual who wants to set up in remote areas or expand their company, has the expertise of dealing with local people and local problems to enable companies to set up abroad. So like our sponsor, we need to do everything meticulously in a remote area and that’s what we’re good at.”Frederik van Tuyll, CEO of TMF Group added: “Sir Ranulph Fiennes is the world’s greatest living explorer. He has inspired many for generations with his perseverance and dedication, and has pushed himself to the extreme to complete some of the world’s most gruelling and difficult challenges.“He has shown that to succeed in remote areas requires not only tremendous ambition but also detailed local knowledge and expertise – so he surrounds himself with a strong team, all experts in their field. TMF Group understands this too, and is excited to be part of the Global Reach Challenge team.”
The Elders have commended India’s political leaders for progress the country has made in reforming its health system, whilst urging greater action and commitment to reach full Universal Health Coverage (UHC).Writing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, The Elders said that India has made “good progress in improving some health indicators in recent years,” particularly concerning infectious diseases, but that many of its people still lack effective health coverage.The letter was signed by Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Chair of The Elders – a group of independent global leaders working together for peace and human rights. The Elders’ Deputy Chair is Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Director General of the World Health Organisation.The Elders noted that India has the largest population in the world without effective health coverage, with tens of millions of people plunged below the poverty line due to their healthcare expenditures. They also expressed concern that the high incidence of people buying often inappropriate medicines from private drug shops is contributing towards an increase in antimicrobial resistance. This poses a threat to Indian and global health security.The Elders noted that evidence from other Asian countries shows that India could make more rapid progress towards UHC with a combination of increased political commitment, higher levels of public financing and a series of health systems reforms. Specifically they recommended: increasing public health spending to 2.5% GDP by 2019, focussing additional resources on primary care services and guaranteeing universal access to free essential medicines and diagnostic services.The Elders commended the recent health reforms undertaken by the State of Delhi, including the “Mohalla” or neighbourhood clinics in poor areas that provide free primary healthcare services. These reforms could prove a good model for UHC in India. They also welcomed the State of Bihar’s initiative to improve the availability of frontline health workers and free essential medicines.If these and other reforms were replicated on a national basis, this could allow India to reach full population coverage – everyone receiving an essential package of healthcare with financial protection – by 2019.This would constitute a “bold move to advance UHC [which] could bring tremendous health and economic benefits to the people of India,” The Elders said, noting that currently around one billion Indians are at risk of financial hardship due to healthcare costs.UHC means that everybody receives the health care they need without suffering financial hardship. It is one of the key targets within the new health Sustainable Development Goal and The Elders believe it is the best way of meeting the overall health Goal and improving the life chances of vulnerable people worldwide.
Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Snoop Dogg hit up Drake for leads on a Toronto crib after Donald Trump was elected U.S. president Tuesday night.The Cali rapper was not subtle about his disappointment over the result and posted a photo of the Toronto skyline to Instagram, describing the city as his “new home.” He also tagged Drake asking for a “hookup on some property” because as he put it: “f–k this s–t. I’m going to the 6ix.”The Toronto rapper is yet to respond to Snoop D-O-double-G’s request.Throughout the U.S. presidential campaign, other celebrities spoke out about possibly fleeing to Canada if Trump prevailed, including Lena Dunham, Bryan Cranston and Barbra Streisand.COURTESY OF CBC LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment
Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook Harrison James, left, and Guillaume Cote in rehearsal for Frame by Frame. (DAVID LECLERC) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Norman McLaren’s short film Pas de Deux was a revelation when it debuted in 1968: A pair of luminous dancers, their movements leaving shimmering tracks across a black screen. It was a technical near-impossibility that McLaren had made real, his irrepressibly inventive visual poetics enboldened by his peerless skill.For McLaren, it was just another day at the office. Revelation was a near-daily achievement for the wryly irreverent genius of a filmmaker who, through the 1950s and ’60s, near single-handedly built the National Film Board’s shining international reputation. Without him, the country would be lighter an Academy Award or two, and likely much more.It all makes Pas de Deux a no-brainer inclusion in Frame by Frame, the National Ballet of Canada’s onstage homage to the late visionary filmmaker, getting its world premiere on June 1. But his other films, too, have a connection to dance that’s less obvious.
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Burning Doors, a production by the Belarus Free Theatre playing at the Luminato Festival this week, has always been topical. But suddenly it’s taken on a new level of urgency.Created in the belief that “the Russian empire is coming back,” in the words of BFT’s co-artistic director Natalia Kaliada, the production is based on testimonies by three activist artists: the Russian performance artist Petr Pavlensky, who famously nailed his scrotum to Red Square; Maria Alyokhina, one of the original members of the punk band Pussy Riot (who appears live in the production); and Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker who has been imprisoned in Siberia since 2014.In the two years that BFT has been touring the show, Sentsov’s situation has escalated: He began a hunger strike on May 14 and, according to Kaliada, “is ready to die for Putin to release 70 Ukrainian political prisoners from Russian jails.” The hunger strike has drawn worldwide attention, with writer Stephen King and others tweeting the hashtag #FreeSentsov, and western arts organizations including Luminato and the Toronto International Film Festival calling for the release of Sentsov and other political prisoners. Advertisement Advertisement The outcry comes at a moment when the world’s attention is focused on Russia for other reasons. Twitter
Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With: Sophie Theallet on her runway in New York City in September, 2015. (Photo Credit Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images) Advertisement And then, in November 2016, she wrote a letter and posted it on Twitter. In it, she wrote that she could not support the “racism, sexism and xenophobia unleashed” by the Trump campaign.Further, she wrote, as someone “who celebrates and strives for diversity, individual freedom, and respect for all lifestyles, I will not participate in dressing or associating in any way with the next first lady.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement In the fall of 2016, Sophie Theallet, a French designer who founded her namesake label in New York in 2007, was feeling a burst of momentum. She had been heralded as a champion of inclusivity after her graceful fall collection, shown at New York Fashion Week in February, and had a campaign planned for spring 2017 that featured such women as Selah Marley, a daughter of the musician Lauryn Hill, and Sarita Choudhury, the actress.Michelle Obama had worn her clothes. She was as excited as she had been when she won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award in 2009. Her moral and creative values were in sync. Facebook
APTN National NewsThousands of Quebec students are still on strike..They’re protesting against fee hikes for post-secondary education. The provincial government wants to increase fees by $325 a year for five years.APTN National News reporter Danielle Rochette has this story about the tuition increase’s impacts on Aboriginal students.
(The four walkers heading to Ottawa. Facebook photo)APTN National News ATTAWAPISKAT–A close aide to Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence is among a group of four men currently walking from Attawapiskat to Ottawa calling for the Canadian government to “honour our treaties.”Danny Metatawabin and two other men began their journey on Saturday walking south along a snowmobile trail connecting the communities of Attawapiskat, Kashechewan and Fort Albany to Moosonee, Ont. The trail will eventually become an ice road later this winter.Metatawabin, Brian Okimaw and Paul Mattinas began the walk in Attawapiskat and were later joined by Remi Nakogee. They walk from sunrise to sunset.“We, the grassroots people, are walking to Ottawa from the traditional territories of the Omushkegowuk (people) to deliver a message to the leaders of both levels of government and to our respective chiefs that the time to honour our treaties is now!” wrote Metatawabin on a Facebook page dedicated to the walk. “The time to address and reconcile Aboriginal issues is now!”The walk is dubbed, “Reclaiming Our Steps Past, Present and Future.”Metatawabin was one of Spence’s closest aides during the Attawapiskat chief’s liquids-only fast which lasted from mid-December 2012 to mid-January email@example.com
Todd Lamirande APTN National NewsThe federal government announced today that it will deliver on a promise to eliminate water woes on First Nation communities.According to Canada, there are nearly 100 communities across the country where people cannot drink the water from their taps.On Thursday, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett insisted the government’s plan is on track and by 2021, there will be no First Nations under long-term water advisories.
Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsThere are more Metis in Canada than ever before, says the newest census data.Figures released Tuesday by Statistics Canada show the Metis population comprises more than 51 per cent of the country’s Indigenous people.But that doesn’t mean there are more Metis babies.Stats Can says it means more people are self-identifying as members of the Metis Nation.Something that rankles the leader of the Manitoba Metis Federation.“That’s the weakness of census Canada asking this question,” said David Chartrand, president of the MMF.“We’re writing a letter to census Canada on that issue.”Stats Can says the self-identified Indigenous population grew by 42.5 per cent – or four times that of the rest of the population- since 2006. That reflects a jump to 1,673,785 from 1,172,790.At that rate, the Indigenous population is projected to hit 2.5 million by 2040.Yet, self-identifying as Metis or non-status First Nation doesn’t make one a member of the Metis Nation, said Chartrand. Although he allowed that’s a fact people continue to debate.“We are very concerned these numbers are misconstrued,” he said from Santiago, Chile where is attending an international Indigenous conference. “Mixed blood is far different than a citizen of the Metis Nation.”The province of Manitoba is considered the ancestral homeland of the Metis in Canada. The census shows the Metis population has remained relatively stable on the Prairies at around 400,000, with Alberta registering the highest at 19.5 per cent of the total population.But it reports a jump in Ontario to 120,585 – something Chartrand disputes.“I can guarantee there are not even 100,000 members of the Metis Nation in Ontario. Only a small part of the homeland is in Ontario. I guarantee it.”In total, the census shows Indigenous people make up 4.9 per cent of the country’s population.It also shows more Indigenous people are living off-reserve – nearly 49.1 per cent – and more than half of those living in Western Canada.The data says the highest number of First Nations people live in Ontario.The long form Stats Can census – the first in 10 years – found the Inuit population continues to grow. It also identified a baby boom not matched in the non-Indigenous population.For example, children under the age of four account for 8.7 per cent of the Indigenous population. The Inuit has the youngest population with 33 per cent aged 14 and under.Stats Can learned more of those children under four are in foster care. Namely 4,300 Indigenous children.But children’s advocate Cindy Blackstock said that’s not enough information.“It’s difficult to know what’s happening with First Nations children because we have no national data collection system like the United States and Australia.”Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, said it’s important to know the number of children in care, how long they’ve been there and why they’re there in the first place.Especially at this young age.“These are kids under four, which is such a critical age for children’s development. That sets the building blocks for future trajectory: brain and body and language development for children.“This is highly problematic to me,” Blackstock added from her office in Ottawa. “If kids are our national treasure and we don’t even know how many kids are in care. It’s hard to do good policy and be accountable to these children and their families.”First Nations children comprise 41.4 per cent of children under four in foster care, followed by Metis children at 6.7 per cent, and Inuit children at two per cent.Contact Kathleen here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brittany HobsonAPTN NewsWinnipeg is getting ready to welcome a new courtroom designed specifically for individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).But one First Nations organization is worried the project could lead to more problems than solutions.
OAKVILLE, Ont. – An Ontario town council has voted unanimously to reject a plan to develop Glen Abbey golf course amid efforts to designate the property as a “significant cultural heritage landscape.”Jane Courtemanche, a spokeswoman for the Town of Oakville, says council on Wednesday refused a development application by Glen Abbey owner ClubLink to develop the lands.The council voted in August in favour of proceeding with a notice of intention to designate the Glen Abbey property as significant cultural heritage landscape under Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.This notice, also filed in August, is the first of a number of steps the Town of Oakville needs to take before the designation is finalized.ClubLink’s development plan proposed construction of 141 detached homes, 299 townhomes, 2,782 apartments, retail and office space, as well as parks, open space and natural heritage areas.The ClubLink property is home to the Glen Abbey golf course and buildings, including an estate leased by Golf Canada that houses the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame & Museum. The golf course has hosted the Canadian Open 28 times.ClubLink may appeal the town’s decision to the Ontario Municipal Board, Courtemanche added.The rejection comes days after ClubLink sent a letter notifying Oakville town council of a separate application to demolish or remove the golf course. ClubLink said Monday it notified the Town of Oakville of an application to demolish or remove the golf course and some buildings to make way for a mix of homes, offices and stores. The RayDor Estate House, home to the golf museum would be among the buildings that would remain, it said.Oakville will meet with ClubLink in the “near future” to begin the process of this separate application for demolition, Courtemanche said Thursday.ClubLink has criticized the town’s heritage efforts calling it “broad and overreaching.”“The Town simply cannot use the Heritage Act to mandate land use,” Clublink said in a statement on Monday.The council gave parties who disagreed with its intent to designate Glen Abbey a heritage site until Sept. 25 to file an objection. ClubLink did not file an objection, however, Courtemanche said Thursday that someone else has.The town will review the objection and if it meets the criteria it will forward it to the Conservation Review Board, which will then issue recommendations to Oakville’s town council as to whether it is warranted, Courtemanche said in an emailed statement.She added that if after receiving the board’s report Oakville’s town council decides to proceed, the next step would be to pass a by-law to designate Glen Abbey as a significant heritage cultural landscape.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version erroneously reported that the Town of Oakville had granted Glen Abbey heritage status.
WASHINGTON – U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month, as bullish consumers bought more cars, furniture and clothes.Retail sales increased 0.2 per cent in October, the Commerce Department said Wednesday, after a healthy 1.9 per cent gain in the previous month. September’s gain was the largest in 2 1/2 years and was driven by big increases in auto and gas sales in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.Americans are spending more freely as confidence in the economy has jumped in the past year and the unemployment rate is at a 17-year low. Excluding gas station sales, which fell sharply as prices dropped, retail sales rose 0.4 per cent last month.Sales gains were widespread. Consumers spent more at electronics, grocery, clothing and sporting goods stores. Restaurants and bars reported a healthy 0.8 per cent increase, the biggest gain since January.Americans are boosting their spending, but incomes are rising only modestly. That has pushed more people to borrow to finance their purchases, particularly of autos. That has renewed worried about whether U.S. households can stay on top of their burgeoning debt loads.Auto loans and credit card debt rose sharply in the July-September quarter, according to a report Tuesday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. That pushed total household debt to a record high of nearly $13 trillion.The proportion of Americans falling behind on their credit card bills rose to 4.6 per cent, the New York Fed said, up from 4.4 per cent a year earlier. The share of auto loans that are 90 days or more overdue rose to 2.4 per cent from 2.3 per cent. Still, low interest rates mean that U.S. households’ debt payments, on average, aren’t historically high.Gas station sales fell 1.2 per cent last month, the retail sales report showed, mostly because prices nationwide dropped 2.4 per cent. That is a reversal from September, when gas prices spiked 13 per cent in the wake of the hurricanes, which disrupted refineries on the Gulf Coast.Auto sales rose 0.7 per cent, a solid gain after a huge jump of 4.6 per cent in September. Sales are likely still elevated by the impact of the hurricanes, which destroyed thousands of cars in Texas and Florida that are steadily being replaced.
VANCOUVER – Shares in Primero Mining Corp., which owns the San Dimas silver-gold mine in Mexico, more than doubled in trading Friday after First Majestic Silver announced a deal to buy the company.Primero shares (TSX:P) were up 15 cents at 27 cents in trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange, while shares of First Majestic (TSX:FR) fell 30 cents to $8.44.Under the deal, shareholders will receive 0.03325 of a First Majestic share for each Primero share.First Majestic also signed an agreement with a subsidiary of Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. to end a silver streaming interest at San Dimas and replace it with a new deal based on 25 per cent of the gold equivalent production with ongoing payments of US$600 per gold equivalent ounce.As part of the transaction, Wheaton Precious Metals will receive 20.9 million shares of First Majestic valued at roughly US$151 million.First Majestic put the total value of the transaction at US$320 million including the shares issued to Primero shareholders and Wheaton Precious Metals as well as other payments under the deal including the repayment of Primero debt.
JAKARTA, Indonesia — The Latest on an investigation into a Lion Air crash on Oct. 29 in Indonesia that killed all 189 people aboard (all times local):2:40 p.m.The Boeing Co. has reassured travellers and airlines that its 737 MAX aircraft are as safe as any other airplane following a report on an investigation into a crash in Indonesia last month that killed 189 people.The aircraft manufacturer noted that the report on the details of the doomed flight cited actions by the flight crew that led to the crash.It noted the airline’s maintenance work and procedures had failed to fix repeated problems with the aircraft. It also said records on installation and calibration of a key component, an angle-of-attack, or AOA sensor, were incomplete.The report said erroneous AOA data affected measurements of speed and altitude, contributing to the crash.Boeing said it is co-operating with investigators. It referred questions to the National Transportation Safety Board.___1:15 p.m.A report based on black box data from an Indonesian Lion Air jet that crashed last month cites equipment failures and the airline’s safety measures as factors in the disaster.The data reported Wednesday showed the pilots of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 struggled to maintain control as an automatic safety system repeatedly forced the plane’s nose down. The report repeats recommendations that pilots be better versed in emergency procedures aware of past aircraft problems.The probe into the crash has focused on whether faulty information from sensors caused the accident. The new 737 MAX 8 plunged into the Java Sea on Oct. 29, killing all 189 people on board.Shortly after the catastrophe, the airline issued a notice to pilots urging them to be more proactive in reporting problems.The Associated Press
She is described as aboriginal, 101 pounds with dark brown hair and brown eyes and 5’1″.If you have any information to share about this missing person, contact the RCMP at 250-784-3700 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Dawson Creek RCMP are just now asking for the public’s help to locate a missing 15-year-old.In a press release early Tuesday, the RCMP said Nitasha Chowace was reported missing to the Dawson Creek RCMP on October 22 when she failed to return home for her curfew.The RCMP say Chowace has been in sporadic contact with family only via social media. However, she has failed to return home or provide any information as to her whereabouts.
New Delhi: A day after alleging that some students forcibly entered his house and confined his wife, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) vice chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar said on Tuesday that he had “forgiven” them and would not file a complaint with the police.”While last night’s violent behaviour by students in front my JNU residence is condemnable, neither me nor my wife will file a police complaint against the students. We have forgiven them. Wish them the best and hope they will reform and not repeat such acts in future,” Kumar said. The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) has denied Kumar’s allegation. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”The JNUSU categorically rejects the falsehood being spread by the VC, Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar. The JNUSU (on Monday) after waiting (at the VC’s residence) returned to the protest venue where an indefinite hunger strike is taking place,” it said. A student from a Left student outfit rejected the allegation and said a group of students had gone to meet the vice chancellor, but they were allegedly manhandled by the security personnel. Seven students are on a hunger strike on the campus in protest against the online system of entrance exam that will be implemented from this academic session. Police said the situation on the campus remained under control.