Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

first_imgPhoto credit KC Parks.Kraske says KC should consider stripping J.C. Nichols’ name from monuments given his racist positions. Kansas City Star editorial board member Steve Kraske argued in a column Sunday that Kansas City should consider renaming the J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain on the Country Club Plaza. Kraske points to the long-lasting effects of Nichols’ efforts to restrict racial and religious minorities from buying houses in his developments in cities like Prairie Village and Mission Hills as rationale for renaming the fountain. “The impact is still felt in our dramatically segregated town. Even today, few minorities live in Nichols neighborhoods, and our city remains one of the most segregated in America. Nichols played a big role in that, but he’s still memorialized today via the city’s most glorious fountain and through the J.C. Nichols Parkway, among other tributes,” Kraske writes. “That should change. We should remove his name from the fountain that he helped buy and install because it’s the most visible Nichols commemoration.” [Steve Kraske: Kansas City should confront racist past and rename J.C. Nichols fountain — Kansas City Star]Incoming KU Chancellor Doug Girod set to depart Mission Hills for Lawrence. Mission Hills’ population is set to see a notable dip. Outgoing University of Kansas Medical Center executive vice chancellor and incoming University of Kansas chancellor Doug Girod will be moving out of the city in the coming months to set up residence at Outlook, the on-campus residence where the KU chancellor is require to live. [New KU chancellor’s salary set at $550,000, with opportunity to earn more by practicing medicine — Lawrence Journal-World]Check out the Shawnee Mission Post on KCPT’s Week in Review. In case you missed it over the weekend, check out Friday’s episode of Kansas City Week in Review, where we joined host Nick Haines and panelists Dave Helling, Bryan Lowry and Barb Shelly to discuss a number of Johnson County topics, from Jerry Moran’s town hall, to Kris Kobach’s announcement that he is running for governor, to the Shawnee Mission School District’s purchase of semi-automatic rifles for its police officers.last_img read more

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What’s really cooking in Guyana?

first_img Oct 27, 2016 Related Posts Share this on WhatsApp Prospects good for agriculture in Cayman Islands –… center_img What sparked my effort to understand Guyanese food culture, and the potential of this sector, was a conversation I overheard a few years ago at an internet café in Bourda, Georgetown about the apparent disappearance of a fruit called bird-shit. I had been returning to Guyana for annual visits and had already reacquainted myself with such fruits delights as Awara, Dunks, Genip, Gooseberry, Jamoon, Sapodilla, Maumee, Soursop, Tamarind, Kuru, Whitey, Five Fingers, Sourie/One Finger/Blim Blim, Simatoo, as well as Cheese & Bread, Fat Pork, and Stinking Toe. Even with such a seemingly endless array of fruits, I wondered at the loss of such a colorfully named fruit, and about what other foods might be endangered. Who knows, bird-shit could be the proverbial “canary in the mine,” warning of diminishing biodiversity and missed opportunities for food sustainability and security. Read more at: Stabroek News  Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… (Stabroek News) – Food is so central to human life and culture that a West African proverb maintains that “There is no god quite like our stomach, as we must make sacrifices to it every day!” In fact, every culture is identified by, among other means, a distinctive cuisine and thus through food tells of its unique adaptation to the environment. Today there is a growing interest in sustainable food, with roots in the 1970s Slow Food movement, emphasizing local agriculture, optimal nutrition and environmental justice. Although typically trivialized as a mere necessity, food is an undisputed force and could be a site of empowerment against the hazards of commercial food industries. Guyana’s rich history and geography positions it to contribute to the modern sustainable food movement. Guyana’s food sector should be a public policy priority in light of foodways’ strong cultural relevance and current trends in ecotourism, sustainable agriculture and diets. Guyanese understand the significance of being called a “nyam go way,” a name given to someone who visits someone’s home and eats, but leaves too quickly to gyaff or meaningfully interact.  Similarly, an Italian tradition maintains that it is ineffective to engage others on an empty stomach. Such entrenched values affirm the significance of food beyond sustenance and satiation. Guyana’s food environment is sufficiently unique to secure Protected Designation of Origin branding for food products like Casareep, cane sugar, aged rums and unique fruit wineslast_img read more

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State Housing Agencies battered by crunch

first_imgAll states have housing-finance agencies, which either originate mortgage loans to state residents or guarantee loans made by lenders. In 2007, state housing agencies issued $17 billion in bonds that funded 126,611 mortgages. In 2008, some agencies were on track to exceed 2007’s levels, until September when the credit markets froze.Now, at a time when housing-finance agencies’ services are needed more than ever, most states have sharply curtailed their housing-finance operations. A handful of states, including California, Texas and Wisconsin, have suspended their mortgage-lending programs altogether.Wall Street Journallast_img read more

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Vacuum technology used for transport of the future

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Dearman to host event on air quality

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My digital life … Philip Houghton

first_imgSubscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

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Promotions at Hill Dickinson

first_imgThose promoted to legal director include Colin Navelle (shipping), based in Liverpool; Tony McDonach (PI & regulatory) based in the London City office; Caroline Bridger (cargo & logistics) based in the Manchester office; and Shanna Ghose (shipping) of the Singapore office.www.hilldickinson.comlast_img

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Police reservist applications open

first_imgPolice reservist applicants are invited to visit Bishop Lavis police station on Friday February 21, at 9am.To apply, you must be 20 to 50 years old; be physically and mentally fit; be proficient in two official languages, of which one must be English; be prepared to undergo training and take an oath; have a clean criminal record; and have no visible tattoo marks when in SAPS uniform.You must also provide certified copies of your ID, driver’s licence, proof of residence and senior certificate, as well as proof of employment if applicable. Call Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi at 082 302 8437 for details.last_img read more

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