first_imgBANGALORE, India (AP):Bangladesh slumped to a one-run defeat by India at the World Twenty20 yesterday after a collapse by their lower-order batsmen in the final over of a gripping Group Two match at Chinnaswamy Stadium.Needing 11 to win off the last over, bowled by Hardik Pandya, Mushfiqur Rahim slammed two consecutive boundaries as nine runs came off the first three deliveries to put Bangladesh in sight of victory in reply to India’s 146-7.But Mushfiqur holed out to midwicket. The next ball saw Mahmudullah do the same, and Shuvagata Hom missed the final ball and made a vain attempt to steal a single to level the scores. However, his partner, Mustafizur Rahman, was run out by India wicketkeeper and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni to leave Bangladesh beaten on 145-9.RUNS ADDED ONThe defeat followed a solid start by Tamim Iqbal (35) and Sabbir Rahman (26) – who did well to add 44 for the second wicket – and some useful contributions from Shakib Al Hasan (22) and Soumya Sarkar (21).Put into bat, India’s openers had earlier struggled to get going against some disciplined bowling. Both Rohit Sharma and Shikar Dhawan struggled to score at a run-a-ball, and the frustration that crept in resulted in both openers departing in quick succession. Rohit made a 16-ball 18 and Shikar had a 22-ball 23.With Virat Kohli being joined by Suresh Raina, India began to make progress. The pair added 50 runs for the third wicket before Kohli was bowled by Hom for 24.Raina showed a return to form by cracking a 23-ball 30. But two back-to-back wickets by Al-Amin Hossain, who had Raina and Pandya both caught, put India on the backfoot again.Dhoni then took charge, finishing unbeaten on 13. Along with Ravindra Jadeja, he added 20 runs for the seventh wicket before he and Ravichandran Ashwin put on nine more runs from five balls.last_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA – The Inuit people have been treated as bystanders or test subjects since the moment Western scientists first began studying the Arctic, and the time has come for the northern Indigenous community to have a greater say in the science that takes place in their homeland, the head of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami said Thursday.The ITK, which represents 65,000 Inuit in Canada, announced the launch of a national Inuit research strategy centred on encouraging researchers and research institutions to partner with Inuit on projects that better reflect the needs and priorities of northern peoples.“For every three Inuit, there is one research publication about Inuit and about Inuit Nunangat,” said ITK head Natan Obed, using the preferred term for the traditional territory occupied by Inuit peoples in Canada’s North.“There has been a focus on Inuit Nunangat research, but there has not been a focus on Inuit participation,” he added. “This aims to change that.”Obed highlighted the northern experience of climate change and severe social inequalities, including suicide and food security, as issues that tend to be trumped by subjects like Arctic sovereignty or resource development, which receive a disproportionate amount of research funding, often to the detriment of those who live in the North.“In the past, research questions weren’t focused on answering our questions. They were answering other questions that people might have had about us or independent of us, but in our homeland,” Obed said.“We need to know more abut how our society functions, about specific issues within our society, in order to make our societies better.”Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett was on hand for the announcement, where she stressed the government’s commitment to support the proposed research strategy.“The Arctic is for the people who live there,” Bennett said. “It means that the Inuit must have a very strong say in the policies and the fact-finding and the research that takes place in the North.”While the Inuit research strategy itself has no teeth or enforcement mechanisms, it is intended by ITK to lay a foundation for universities, research institutions and governments to adopt and put into practice.The ITK is the national representative organization for Canada’s Inuit, most of whom live in Inuit Nunangat, which comprises northern Labrador, northern Quebec, Nunavut and parts of Yukon and the Northwest Territories.The research strategy highlights five key areas, which include promoting Inuit governance in research, aligning funding with Inuit research priorities, building Inuit research capacity and encouraging Inuit access and ownership over findings.Other areas the strategy seeks to address is the lack of Inuit representation on research and ethics approval boards for work that takes place in the North and the absence of a university in Inuit Nunangat, which it says contributes to the continued dominance of local research by outsiders.One promising area Obed highlighted where collaboration is happening is an $80-million commitment to develop an Inuit health strategy, outlined in the most recent federal budget.In the past, the federal government would conduct research in Inuit Nunangat and then describe the world to Canadians without Inuit input, Obed said.“As much as people want to say that research is objective, it is not. There is a subjective element to the way in which you describe the world, the way in which you describe findings,” he said.“The ownership, control, the access, the participation of Inuit within the research process is an important step and does not diminish research itself. It actually enhances it.”– Follow @gwomand on Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Facebook OTTAWA, March 7, 2017 – Today, the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada launched its first Research Fellowship Program, designed to encourage advanced research in the study of the history and criticism of photography. The program is open to photography specialists – historians, conservators, independent researchers and other professionals working in the visual arts, museology and related disciplines in the social sciences in Canada and across the world. Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2017.“One of the Institute’s main priorities is to support research on photography and its history in Canada,” said the Canadian Photography Institute’s Director, Luce Lebart. “We are determined to foster diverse uses and explorations of our photography collections.”The Fellowships involve full-time residencies at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa in order to study photographs in the context of other art media. Successful candidates will have access to curators, conservators, collections managers and archivist, as well as, the availability of world class conservation laboratories, storage vaults, exhibition space, and library resources. Each award is valued up to $10,000 CAD, which includes expenses and stipends. A review committee, comprising staff from the Canadian Photography Institute, the National Gallery of Canada and external jurors, will assess proposals based on their significance, originality, goals, feasibility, and potential contributions to the field. The successful proposals will also outline the need for and the benefit of having enhanced access to the Gallery’s collections and describe how the project will be relevant to the photographic research community.For more information about the program’s terms and conditions, please visit the website or write to Applications must be submitted in English or French by email, in PDF format, to Cyndie Campbell, Chief, Library, Archives and Research Fellowship Program Coordinator for the Canadian Photography Institute at the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of CanadaThe Canadian Photography Institute (CPI) is a national research and exhibition centre of excellence devoted to photography. The Institute was established in 2015 and officially launched in October 2016. Its collections build upon the National Gallery’s Photographs Collection, with the unprecedented support of CPI’s Founding Partner Scotiabank, the Archive of Modern Conflict and the National Gallery of Canada Foundation. More information about the Canadian Photography Institute can be found on the Gallery’s website: the National Gallery of CanadaThe National Gallery of Canada is home to the most important collections of historical and contemporary Canadian art. The Gallery also maintains Canada’s premier collection of European Art from the 14th to the 21st centuries, as well as important works of American, Asian and Indigenous Art and renowned international collections of prints, drawings and photographs. In 2015, the National Gallery of Canada established the Canadian Photography Institute, a global multidisciplinary research centre dedicated to the history, evolution and future of photography. Created in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada has played a key role in Canadian culture for well over a century. Among its principal missions is to increase access to excellent works of art for all Canadians. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @gallerydotca.About the National Gallery of Canada FoundationThe National Gallery of Canada Foundation is dedicated to supporting the National Gallery of Canada in fulfilling its mandate. By fostering strong philanthropic partnerships, the Foundation provides the Gallery with the additional financial support required to lead Canada’s visual arts community locally, nationally and internationally. The blend of public support and private philanthropy empowers the Gallery to preserve and interpret Canada’s visual arts heritage. The Foundation welcomes present and deferred gifts for special projects and endowments. To learn more about the National Gallery of Canada Foundation, visit Twitter Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgAshley BernardAPTN NewsThe weekend long Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival kicks off tonight.The festival celebrates the best Indigenous cinema from Canada and around the