What a Great Trip! And I’m Not Even There Yet

first_imgThe New York Times:Wish you were on vacation right now? Don’t. Taking a vacation won’t necessarily make you happier. But anticipating it will.I first explored this idea while reporting an article about happiness in 2010, the same year that a psychological study about the connection between anticipation and happiness was published online in a journal called Applied Research in Quality of Life. The authors of the study, researchers from the Netherlands, interviewed more than 1,500 people, including 974 vacationers, and found that the vacationers felt most happy before their trips.Read the whole story: The New York Times More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

LSU in search of a complete game and a full stadium

first_imgBATON ROUGE – While watching LSU film over the past week, Kentucky coach Mark Stoops got an early Halloween fright.“One thing that I see is absolutely tremendous speed on the outside, and that scares you,” he said.Halfway through the season, though, LSU (5-2, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) has not scared anyone entering its game against a vastly improved Kentucky (5-2, 2-1 SEC) at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Tiger Stadium on the SEC Network.In their only two significant victories, the Tigers had to come from behind in the fourth quarter to beat Wisconsin, 28-24, in the season opener and against Florida, 30-27, last week. In the two losses to No. 1 Mississippi State and No. 8 Auburn, LSU looked awful at times.“We haven’t played our best for a whole game yet,” LSU offensive guard Vadal Alexander said. “But we’re really excited to be back home in Tiger Stadium, and we’re ready to go play a great team. We’re going to get going.”And not a moment too soon. No. 3 Ole Miss (6-0, 3-0 SEC) will be at Tiger Stadium next Saturday night after hosting Tennessee (3-3, 0-2) this weekend, followed by No. 7 Alabama (5-2, 2-1) on Nov. 8 after an open date.“We’ll play better next week, and we’ll play better the week after that,” LSU head coach Les Miles said after escaping Florida. “And there might be something pretty special coming this season for these LSU Tigers.”How LSU plays over the next three games will decide if this is a rebuilding year or if it will be the Tigers’ fifth straight double-digit win season.“We don’t look at it as a rebuilding year,” Alexander said. “We look at it as a year to keep getting better because just because you have a couple of losses does not mean your season’s over with at all. We want to keep pushing. You never know what can happen. It’s the SEC.”Kentucky might be the craziest story in the SEC this year without the explosion of Mississippi State and Ole Miss. The Wildcats have already won more games this season than in their previous two seasons combined under second-year head coach Mark Stoops and have equaled their SEC wins over the past three seasons.“I see it as not Kentucky, but another great team,” Alexander said.Kentucky may not be great, but it is solid. The Wildcats are no lower than eighth and as high as third in all the major statistical categories on both sides of the ball. They are also used to playing at a loud, unfriendly stadium as they nearly won at Florida before falling 36-33 in three overtimes on Sept. 13.Sophomore quarterback Patrick Towles, who is fourth in the SEC in passing with 256.8 yards a game and eighth in efficiency at 147.8 with 10 touchdowns and four interceptions, hit 24-of-45 for 369 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions at The Swamp. He cannot wait to play in Tiger Stadium.“If I get a lot of people yelling, I say, ‘Hey, I’ve got to really focus right now,’” he said this week. “So I like it. I hope they get as loud as they can.”That is exactly what Miles wants, too, for a change as the crowds have not come close to the new capacity of 102,321 yet this season.“I want this stadium to be just like it’s always been,” Miles said.That would be scary, which has not happened in a night game since the 35-21 win over Auburn more than a year ago.“We have to play like LSU in Tiger Stadium again,” Alexander said.Kentucky (5-1, 2-1) at LSU (5-2, 1-2)WHERE: Tiger Stadium (capacity, 102,321)WHEN: 6:30 p.m.TV: SEC Network.RADIO: ESPN 97.7-FMWEATHER: Temperatures in the mid-70s at kickoff and dropping to the high 50s by the end of the game. No chance of rain, 68 percent humidity, winds out of the northeast at 7 mph.POINT SPREAD: LSU is a nine-point favorite.INJURY REPORT: LSU — Starting FB Connor Neighbors (ankle) is expected to play. KENTUCKY – No major injuries.THIS GAME DAY IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL HISTORY: On the famed third Saturday in October on Oct. 18, 1997, Tennessee senior quarterback Peyton Manning threw for 304 yards with three touchdowns to beat Alabama, 38-21, at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala. … On the heels of a monumental, upset of No. 1 Florida by 28-21 in Tiger Stadium the week before, LSU lost to Ole Miss, 36-21, in Tiger Stadium.QUOTE OF DAY: “I love playing on the road because it helps me focus better. I hope they get as loud as they can.” — Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles on playing at Tiger Stadiumlast_img read more

Zuma appoints Marikana commission

first_img24 August 2012President Jacob Zuma has announced the composition and terms of reference of the judicial commission of inquiry into the Marikana tragedy, calling for cooperation from all parties involved so that the country can come to a full understanding of the causes behind the tragedy.Thirty-four people were killed in clashes with the police at the mining town of Marikana near Rustenburg last Thursday. Prior to this, 10 other people – including two police officers – were killed in nearly a week of fighting between rival worker factions.A number of memorial services took place around the country on Thursday as South Africa mourned those who lost their lives and came together to show support for the families of the deceased.Addressing journalists in Pretoria on Thursday, Zuma said the commission of inquiry would be headed by Judge Ian Farlam, a retired judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal, and include advocates Bantubonke Tokota and Pingla Hemraj.In investigating the events leading up to the tragedy, the commission has been tasked with looking into the conduct of mining company Lonmin, the South African Police Service (SAPS), and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU).Regarding Lonmin, the commission will investigate, in particular, whether the company:Exercised it best endeavours to resolve any disputes which may have risen between itself and the labour force on one hand, and generally among its labour force on the other.Responded appropriately to the threat and outbreak of violence which occurred at its premises.By act or omission, created an environment which was conducive to the creation of tension, labour unrest, disunity among its employees or other harmful conduct.Employed sufficient safeguards and measures to ensure the safety of its employees, property and the prevention of the outbreak of violence between any parties.The commission will also examine Lonmin’s policies generally, including its procedure, practices and conduct relating to its employees and organised labour.“It will also investigate whether by act or omission, the company directly or indirectly caused the loss of life or damaged to persons or property,” Zuma said.Regarding the SAPS, the Commission will look at:The nature, extent and application of any standing orders, policy considerations, legislation or other considerations in dealing with the situation that gave rise to the incidents.The fact and circumstances that gave rise to the use of force and whether this was reasonable and justifiable in the circumstances.The role played by SAPS through its respective units, individually and collectively in dealing with the incident.Whether by act or omission, it directly or indirectly caused the loss of life or harm to persons or property.Regarding the NUM and AMCU, the Commission will look at:Whether the unions had exercised its best endeavours to resolve any disputes which may have arisen between itself and Lonmin or the other union or other parties.The extent to which the unions exercised effective control over its membership and those allied to it, in ensuring that their conduct was lawful and did not endanger the lives and property of other persons.Whether by act or omission, it directly or indirectly caused the loss of life or harm to persons or property.Zuma said the commission would also look into the role played by the Department of Mineral Resources, any other government department or agencies in relation to the incidents, and whether this was appropriate in the circumstances and consistent with their duties and obligations according to the law.“The Commission will also look into the conduct of individuals and loose groupings in fermenting and/or otherwise promoting a situation of conflict and confrontation which may have given rise to the tragic incident, whether directly or indirectly,” the President said.The commission will submit interim reports and recommendations to Zuma each month before the final report is presented.The commission’s work will be completed in four months, and within a month thereafter it will submit its final report to the President.“The commission shall, where appropriate, refer any matter for prosecution, further investigation or the convening of a separate inquiry to the appropriate law enforcement agency, government department or regulator regarding the conduct of a certain person or persons,” Zuma said.It will also have the necessary powers, including the power to enter and search premises, secure the attendance of witnesses and compel the production of documents.“We urge all affected parties to work with the commission so that the truth can be uncovered about what really happed in Marikana,” Zuma said.Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

Simple AMT WS-Eventing in PowerShell with the High Level API

first_imgNow when I hit the “Get Technical Help” button or hit the appropriate key sequence during the boot process, I can trap that event on my server: Since we subscribed to All Events, it will also trap other event alerts. For example I pulled the battery out of my local machine: Recently I started working with AMT and WS-Eventing and wanted to share a few things I learned along the way. I found the quickest and easiest way to get started was to download the AMT SDK / High Level API (HLAPI) (link) and start digging into the samples there.  It was pretty straight forward to get the samples working and I was actually able to create a subscription to an event and trap the alerts on my SCS server! Great! After that bit of success I wanted to see if I could replicate the functionality in PowerShell.First off, I needed to load the High Level API assemblies in PowerShell:n[Reflection.Assembly]::LoadFrom(‘C:HLAPIHLAPI.dll’)n[Reflection.Assembly]::LoadFrom(‘C:HLAPIIWSManClient.dll’)nnnAs you can see all you need to do is load the HLAPI.DLL and the IWSManClient.DLL. Once loaded we can create a connection to our AMT client and create a subscription to some events.Next we just need to create a connection to the AMT client. For my test I just used my local machine, digest user and non-TLS:n$auth = [Intel.Manageability.ConnectionInfoEX+AuthMethod]::Digest n$cs = New-Object Intel.Manageability.ConnectionInfoEX(“localhost”,”admin”,”P@ssw0rd”,$False,””,$auth,$null,$null, $null)n$amt = [Intel.Manageability.AMTInstanceFactory]::CreateEX($cs)nnnnWe also need to indicate where the “Listener” will be located:n$lstn = “http://192.168.1.10:999″nnnnWe also need to choose what Event filter we want to subscribe to. You can find a list of them and what events they cover at this LinkFor my simple demo, I just used the “All Events” filter, basically telling AMT to send me an alert for any event.n$wsfilter = [Intel.Manageability.Events.FilterName]::AllnnnnNext we need to indicate the SenderIDType and where you want to place that SenderID. You can read more about this in the HLAPI/SDK documentation here, but your choices here are: CurrentAddress, FQDN, NONE or UUID.n$sidtype = [Intel.Manageability.Events.SenderIDType]::FQDNn$sip = [Intel.Manageability.Events.SenderIDPlacing]::ReferenceParameternnnnNow we can pull it all together into a “subscription”:n$sub = New-Object Intel.Manageability.Events.Subscription($lstn,$wsfilter,$sidtype)nnnnNow that we have the subscription defined, we can use the connection to our AMT device to apply it:n$amt.Events.WSEvents.Subscribe($sub)nnnnNow we have a subscription created on our local host that will generate a WSEvent when our filter criteria are met!I went ahead and modified this a bit and wrapped a GUI around it: There are plenty of options when it comes to creating subscriptions / subscribing to events, be sure to check out the SDK/HLAPI documentation online for more information: Link It works great on the command line, but sometimes it’s nice to have that GUI experience as well.So now we are generating alerts off of AMT events, but how can we “Trap” them?Let’s create a simple PowerShell / HLAPI based WSevent Trap / Decoder:It starts out similar to that of the subscriber script, you have to load the HLAPI assemblies:n[Reflection.Assembly]::LoadFrom(‘C:HLAPIHLAPI.dll’)n[Reflection.Assembly]::LoadFrom(‘C:HLAPIIWSManClient.dll’)nnnnNext we just need to create a WSEventListener on our “Listening Server” indicating which IPAddress and Port I want to listen on:n$listener = New-Object HLAPI.Services.WSEventListener([IPAddress]::Any,’999′)nnnnNow we need to register an Object Event that will fire when we receive an alert:nRegister-ObjectEvent $listener OnNewEventArrived -SourceIdentifier $listener.OnNewEventArrived  -Action {write-host “”; write-host “Address: “$Event.SourceEventArgs.Sender ;    write-host “Alert Type: “$Event.SourceEventArgs.EventData.AlertType ;    write-host “Filter Name: “$Event.SourceEventArgs.EventData.IndicationFilterName ;    write-host “Indication Time: “$Event.SourceEventArgs.EventData.IndicationTime ;    write-host “Message: “$Event.SourceEventArgs.EventData.MessageDescription ;  }nnnnHere you can see that when the listener receives data, it fires off an Action. In our case it’s going to write out to the screen some information about the event such as the Alert Type, Filter Name, Indication Time and the Message of the event.Once we have our listener created, we can start the listener on our server:n$listener.StartListening()nnnnNow I have my AMT client ready to send out alerts based on events and we have our listener ready to trap them.In my demo I used the Get Technical Help icon in the Intel Management and Security Status Icon:last_img read more

Fracking can prime faults for subsequent quakes

first_imgHydraulic fracturing in western Canada can prime faults for earthquakes that strike months after fracking ceases, reports a new study published this week in Science. Although it has long been known that the injection of wastewater into disposal wells can trigger earthquakes by increasing pore pressure and destabilizing fault lines, rarely has fracking itself been identified as the source of tremors. Typically, fracking involves injections into impermeable rock layers that inhibit the spread of fluid and increase pore pressure. Looking at seismic records near Fox Creek, in northwest Alberta, where there are six drilling sites, researchers found an intermittent set of induced earthquakes between December 2014 and March 2015, clustered around fracking operations. The majority of seismicity occurred during fracking as the elastic response of the rock caused mounting stress. However the largest quake, which had a magnitude of 3.9, struck on 23 January 2015—2 weeks after fracking had been completed. The researchers believe that a limited recovery of fracturing fluids—one well retrieved only 7% of its fluids—pressurized a fault that extended down to the crystalline basement, resulting in the series of quakes over several months. In the future, they say, drillers should take account of such risks, especially when they fail to recover fracking fluids.last_img read more

BCCI spent Rs. 34.5 lakh on players’ treatment

first_imgIn just three months this year, the Indian cricket Board has spent Rs. 34.50 lakh on medical assistance of players, with pacer Ishant Sharma’s ankle surgery raising the single biggest bill among the current players- Rs. 15.82 lakh.The surgery on the 23 year-old pacer’s troublesome left ankle was performed in London in March and Ishant is currently undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore.Ishant rightfully deserves the treatment as one of the contracted players of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and one of its leading pacers, when fit. He is likely to return to action in August, for the home series against New Zealand and, therefore, needs to be kept in cotton wool.A top BCCI official disclosed that during the period under consideration, BCCI had released a total of Rs. 34,50,415 on the treatment of the current and former players. “Of this amount, Rs. 27,48,671 has been spent on five contracted players of the Board, namely Ishant, Murali Vijay, Sachin Tendulkar, Munaf Patel and Zaheer.And on nine retired players the Board has spent Rs. 7,01,744 between January and April,” the official told Mail Today. Tamil Nadu opening batsman Murali Vijay raked up the second highest medical bill of Rs. 8,94,912, on his trip to Australia for treatment on his injured wrist. He has since returned to action and represented the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL in April-May.In all, Rs. 1,27,840 was spent on Tendulkar’s medical care. He visited London in March to seek medical advice on his troublesome right toe. Also, he got injured during Mumbai Indians’ opening IPL game against Chennai, when a delivery from pacer Doug Bollinger hit his right glove and broke one of his fingers. He, too, has since returned to the field.advertisementBills of pacer Munaf and Zaheer were RS. 79,254 and RS. 64,190, respectively, and settled in the same period – January to April. Both regained fitness and played for their franchises in the IPL, and should be in contention for India’s next assignment, the two-Test series against New Zealand starting on August 23 in Hyderabad.Ishant’s father Vijay Sharma lauded the BCCI for taking care of his son. “The Board pays attention to all the players, especially those who are on its contracted list. Ishant was in Grade A for 2011-12, which was worth 1 crore,” he told Mail Today.The BCCI is showing its humane face. It has reached out to the ailing ex-first-class players too, apart from giving the retired players a handsome one-time purse from the surplus earned from the IPL and Champions League T20.The biggest beneficiary among the nine first class players is former Kerala player JK Mahendra, 61, who underwent angioplasty a few months ago in Chennai. The BCCI gave him Rs. 2,94,291.The other first-class players who benefitted were P Ramesh Naidu (Rs. 97,646), Michael Dalvi (Rs. 88,194), PK Dharmalingam (Rs. 37,000), Stanely Saldhana (Rs. 29,265), PR Punjabi (Rs. 5,282), and BB Nimbalkar (Rs. 1,415).”My two arteries were blocked. I had medical insurance but it had lapsed. About five months ago I wrote to the Board, through the Kerala Cricket Association, for financial assistance,” Mahendra, who played 39 first-class matches between 1967 and 1981, told Mail Today.”I was lucky that I got timely assistance, for which I am thankful to the BCCI. Without this help, I’d have been struggling.” The Hyderabad-based Sultan Saleem, 64, had a heart problem, according to P Man Singh, manager of the 1983 World Cup-winning Indian team. “He had a heart ailment for which he had received treatment,” said Man Singh, who’s also based in Hyderabad. “In the early 1960s, he scored a triple century in the first innings of a school match and a double ton in the second in a match of Basalath Jah inter-school tournament. It was recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records too.”last_img read more

Electronic Platform Being Developed to Facilitate Investments

first_img Mr. Shaw said the NBP, being developed on a phased basis, will be the central point through which all investments are routed, providing access to all relevant stakeholders. This will serve to improve transparency and government cohesions. The Government has started development of two complementary electronic platforms that will enable increased efficiency in the investment and exporting sectors.The platforms are the National Business Portal (NBP) and the National Trade Portal.This was announced by Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, during his address at the opening ceremony for the Jamaica Investment Forum (JIF), hosted at the Iberostar Hotels and Resorts in Montego Bay, St. James, on Tuesday (June 12).Mr. Shaw said the NBP, being developed on a phased basis, will be the central point through which all investments are routed, providing access to all relevant stakeholders. This will serve to improve transparency and government cohesions.“Ultimately, the NBP will seek to better streamline business approvals and will represent one key output of the National Investment Policy,” he said.The National Trade Portal, meanwhile, is aimed at fast-tracking information sharing, facilitating online application submissions; and enabling back-office interface among the Government’s Border Regulatory Agencies.The trade portal was approved by Cabinet in the 2017/18 fiscal year under the overarching Trade Facilitation Initiative.Mr. Shaw said both projects are funded through the Foundations for Competitiveness and Growth Project of the World Bank.“As a country, we have sought to build a strong and robust landscape in which business can thrive, recognising that comprehensive and supportive business facilitation frameworks are essential for investments and business development,” the Minister explained. Story Highlights The Government has started development of two complementary electronic platforms that will enable increased efficiency in the investment and exporting sectors. This was announced by Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, during his address at the opening ceremony for the Jamaica Investment Forum (JIF), hosted at the Iberostar Hotels and Resorts in Montego Bay, St. James, on Tuesday (June 12).last_img read more

Lack of support holds Indigenous prisoners back

first_imgTodd Lamirande APTN News Parole officers gave Parliamentarians a dose of reality on Indigenous incarceration Tuesday.Zef Ordman said he rarely recommends Indigenous prisoners for early release because they don’t have the employment, training or housing to help ease their transition into the outside world.“The white, middle-class, kid who’s got parents on the outside, and he’s 19 or 20, he’s got employment, he’s got education, he’s got housing,” Ordman told the House Committee of Public Safety and National Security.“The Aboriginal kid doesn’t have any of that.”Ordman said that won’t change unless Canada invests in Aboriginal-centred programs in health, education, employment and housing.Committee members heard release can be denied for something as simple as not having proper identification, because Indigenous offenders often come to prison without health cards or driver’s licences.“We had a job set up for (one inmate),” said Aura Andrews. “He couldn’t get it because he didn’t have his birth certificate or his (social insurance) card and he ended up failing.”Andrews suggested the department of Indigenous Affairs and its provincial counterparts visit prisons to hold identification clinics before offenders are released.The list of problems parole officers face is extensive, according to Andrews and Ordman.Everything from backlogs of individuals approved for transfer to being swamped with paperwork.“We need to be freed up to do our jobs, which is interacting with offenders,” Andrews said. “That is our job. So right now we’re so bogged down in paperwork and compliance issues that we can’t do our job.”“It’s sort of organized mayhem,” added Ordman. “You’re managing 30-plus offenders, right? And you’re sort of the central person, as a parole officer, you’re the central person.”tlamirande@aptn.calast_img read more

Myanmar harvests abandoned Rohingya fields

first_imgRohingya refugees cross a bamboo bridge as they arrive at a port after crossing from Myanmar, in Teknaf, Bangladesh, 25 October, 2017.Myanmar’s government began harvesting rice from farmland abandoned by Rohingya in northern Rakhine on Saturday, officials said, a move likely to raise concerns about the prospect of return for more than half a million refugees who have fled communal violence in the area.The border region has been emptied of most of its Muslim residents since late August, when Myanmar’s military launched a crackdown on Rohingya rebels that the UN has described as “textbook” ethnic cleansing.Hundreds of villages have been burned to the ground, with more than 600,000 Rohingya — a stateless group in mainly Buddhist Myanmar — fleeing across the border for sanctuary in Bangladesh.Under intense global pressure, Myanmar has agreed to repatriate “scrutinised” refugees who can prove their residence in Rakhine.But details of the plan remain sketchy, seeding concern about who will be allowed back, what they will return to and how they will live in a region where anti-Rohingya hatred remains sky-high.On Saturday the government began harvesting 71,000 acres of rice paddy in Maungdaw — the Rohingya-majority area hit hardest by the violence — according to state media and a local official.”We started harvesting today in Myo Thu Gyi village tract,” Thein Wai, the head of Maungdaw’s Agricultural Department, told AFP.”We are going to harvest some paddy fields of Bengalis who fled to Bangladesh,” he said, using a pejorative term for the Rohingya commonly used by officials and the Buddhist public.The official said he did not know what government would do with the rice or its proceeds.Workers were bused in from other parts of the country to assist with the harvest, according to the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar.- ‘Deeply disturbed’ -Rights groups blasted the government’s harvest as part of a systematic effort to expunge the Rohingya from Rakhine.”Government officials leading the harvest are clearly more concerned about these fields of abandoned rice than they ever were about the Rohingya people who sowed it,” said Human Rights Watch’s Phil Robertson.”This all reinforces a singular, local level Rakhine message to the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh that what’s yours is now mine, and you’re not welcome back.”Fortify Rights said the harvest was an “outrageous” move by authorities who have a long history of land grabs, particularly in ethnic minority frontiers.Myanmar has denied charges of ethnic cleansing and defended its military campaign as a counter offensive targeting Rohingya militants who attacked police posts in late August, killing at least a dozen.But media, rights groups and the UN have documented consistent accounts from Rohingya refugees of atrocities at the hands of Myanmar security officers, who are accused of killing civilians, raping women and torching homes in the wake of the rebel raids.On Friday UN rights experts said they were “deeply disturbed” after speaking to refugees in Bangladesh.The accounts they heard “point to a consistent, methodical pattern of actions resulting in gross human rights violations affecting hundreds of thousands of people,” said Marzuki Darusman, who chairs the fact-finding mission.Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi — who has no control over the powerful army — recently created a committee to oversee resettlement in Rakhine, where tens of thousands of other minority groups were also internally displaced by the violence.The construction of homes for minorities such as the Mro has begun, according to state media, while Suu Kyi’s government has enticed business tycoons to donate to the rebuilding effort.But fear abounds that the rehabilitation will sideline the Rohingya — a group that has suffered under decades of state-backed discrimination and rising Islamophobia.Myanmar refuses to recognise the Rohingya as a distinct minority, rendering the 1.1-million strong group stateless.The army has spread the view that they are foreign “Bengalis” from Bangladesh, despite many having lived in Myanmar for generations.last_img read more

Rick Perry For Homeland Security Secretary And Beyoncé Buying The Rockets The

first_imgA lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all.This week, our panel weighs in on the possibility of Rick Perry becoming the next Secretary of Homeland Security, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick saying he wants better communication with the Texas House, and rumors that Houston’s own pop icon Beyoncé is interested in investing in the Houston Rockets. Our panel of non-experts this week includes:Freelance writer Kyrie O’ ConnorWayne Ashley, academic advisor, digital media strategist and editor of TexasLeftist.com Happy Houston Public Media retiree Paul Pendergraft Sharelast_img read more