Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Thirteen arts organizations based in Pasadena are getting a total of $456,000 in funding from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission within the next two years in support of programs and activities that promote arts awareness and provide cultural services to the diverse population of the county.The funding support is part of the commission’s Organizational Grant Program (OGP) awarding a total of $4,518,000 to 184 non-profit arts organizations in the county from this year up to 2016. The amount represents a $200,000 increase in funding from the previous grant cycle where most of these art organizations also benefited from.“Sixty percent of applicants have increased award amounts from the last time these organizations were funded,” said Claire Peeps, president of the Arts Commission. “Almost half of these grants will support ongoing salaries or new jobs, so arts organizations will not only be able to provide a diverse range of cultural services for residents, they’ll also be employing them.”The Arts Commission provides these grants to fund concerts, theatre and dance productions, exhibitions, in-school and out-of-school arts education and core operations that help these art organizations enrich the lives of county residents in large and small communities alike. The program also ensures that a wide variety of cultural services will continue to reach county residents.Listed here are the Pasadena-based arts organizations, their funding allocations out of the OGP for 2015-2016, and the purpose for which the allocations will be used, as contained in a press release from the Los Angeles Arts Commission:• Light Bringer Project, $20,100, to support a program coordinator position• Lineage Dance Company, $21,500, to support executive director, development and programs director positions• Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, $50,700, to support marketing and communications• Pasadena Arts Council, $39,500, to support staff salaries• Pasadena Conservatory of Music, $52,300, to support the Young Musicians program at Jefferson Elementary School• Pasadena Museum of California Art, $38,000, to support the Nature of William S. Rice and Claire Falkenstein exhibitions• Pasadena Symphony Association, $51,400, to support the annual Music Under the Stars free concert program• Pasadena Playhouse State Theater of California, $67,800, to support Our Stories, an initiative to include communities throughout Los Angeles County in the art of theatrical storytelling• The Music Circle, $11,800, to support 2015 to 2017 concert series• About Productions Inc., $20,900, to support a theater arts residency program for HS students in East LA• Side Street Projects, $24,500, to support woodworking classes for third graders in Pasadena Unified School District as part of a K-6 curriculum• The Fund for Music, $38,500, to support staff salaries• Floricanto Dance Theater, $19,000, to support programs, including a 40th anniversary celebration, three performances and information technology upgrades. Subscribe Community News 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Things You Should Never Share With Other PeopleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * ARTS & CULTURE SECTION Pasadena Arts Organizations Among the Recipients of $4.5 Million in Los Angeles County Grants From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | 3:01 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday
By Andréa Barretto/Diálogo December 09, 2020 On November 4, training ship Brasil docked at Mayport Naval Base, in Jacksonville, Florida. After two weeks at sea, sailing from Brazil to the United States, the stop at the American port was the first planned by the Brazilian Navy (MB, in Portuguese) ship, which is carrying out its 34th Midshipmen Training Trip. There are 400 students of MB’s Naval Academy onboard. This trip represents the cadets’ last training activity before they become MB officers and can serve aboard ships or in other military organizations.The visit at Mayport lasted eight days. On November 6, during an award ceremony, the Tamandaré Medal of Merit was presented to U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command commander, U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Donald D. Gabrielson.On November 15, a ceremony was held aboard training ship Brasil, while it was bound to the city of Galveston, Texas, to honor the memory of the seamen who died when the R-12 U.S. submarine sank, on June 12, 1943, during World War II. Two MB officers were among the victims. The U.S. Navy ship USS Zephyr and the U.S. Coast Guard ship USCGC Charles Sexton took part in the events.Meeting in the Caribbean A Brazilian midshipman throws flowers in the ocean during a ceremony to honor the memory of the seamen who died in World War II. The U.S. Navy USS Zephyr can be seen in the background. (Photo: Brazilian Navy)Before arriving at Mayport Naval Base, training ship Brasil met with the U.S. Navy vessel USS William P. Lawrence, in Caribbean international waters. They met on October 28, when the crew of both ships completed the PASSEX exercise together. This joint exercise with the U.S. Navy launched the series of activities scheduled for the 34th Midshipmen Training Trip with foreign naval forces.“Exercises such as PASSEX happen when ships of different navies sail in the same region and their navigation routes promote opportunities to conduct joint training exercises,” said MB’s Public Affairs.As part of the training exercises to prepare the teams of both ships for communication, navigation, and joint operation tasks, service members conducted sea maneuvers and air maneuver escort with aircraft on board, practicing war tactics that are part of the doctrine of the Brazilian and U.S. naval forces.The exercise was particularly important to the midshipmen. During PASSEX, students had to calculate tactical maneuvers, to observe the Brazilian ship executing these maneuvers, and to communicate in English with the USS William P. Lawrence.The 34th Midshipmen Training Trip has been ongoing since October 21 and will conclude in February 2021.
6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Richard Miller Richard joined JMFA after a 23-year career in banking, providing JMFA and our clients with a broad base of management experience in community banking, from chief lending officer to president … Web: www.jmfa.com Details Ask any financial institution about its mission and it will likely include “service-centric” or some variation of the idea. It’s something all smart institutions strive for. But excellent service doesn’t happen in a silo or start and end with tellers. It’s an all-encompassing idea that should be at the forefront of every decision and every offering.Yet some credit unions forget this part of their mission when it comes to providing a solution for overdrafts. Some overdraft programs – defined by data-driven algorithms that calculate unique and ever-changing limits for each member – seem designed to fail important service expectations. By contrast, fully disclosed overdraft programs with static limits offer a simple solution that empowers members to make informed financial decisions. Let’s compare how each method of overdraft protection delivers on serving your members’ best interest.Overdraft LimitsWith a data-driven overdraft solution, limits vary for each member based on factors like average daily balance, direct deposits, etc. These limits change as the data changes. So how can your members ever know how much they could overdraft? Unfortunately, they can’t. “Data-driven” feels safe to some credit unions, and provides the feeling of having control, but it comes at the expense of providing first-rate service.In a fully disclosed overdraft program, the limit is the same for everyone, all the time. Predictable, steady and reliable — all things that members appreciate, and count on.Ability to RepayWhile there’s an argument to be made that individuals with higher balances may be less risky overdraft users and therefore deserve a higher overdraft limit, I think this makes too many assumptions. Your members could have accounts elsewhere, have varying degrees of liabilities, or any number of other scenarios. The ability to repay is based on a lending process to determine credit worthiness. We can’t know everyone’s financial story from one account snapshot, so from a service standpoint it only seems fair to treat all members equally. Moreover, overdrafts are not subject to Truth in Lending regulations, so care should be taken to avoid the appearance of a credit product.TransparencyOverdraft programs without an established limit by their very nature cannot be fully disclosed — no limit can be stated at the beginning because it frequently changes. Fully disclosed overdraft programs require members to opt in before ever using them. Being transparent upfront gives individuals the power to make an informed decision about whether to use the service or not. Employee UnderstandingEver try to explain something you don’t fully understand? How about trying to do so to an upset member who keeps getting more confused by what you’re saying? It’s not fun, and it is bad for morale. Data-driven overdraft solutions are designed to be unexplainable in simple terms — they’re highly technical, with ever-changing limits based on information a person may be uncomfortable being judged on.For a more service-centric option, an overdraft program with simple rules that can be explained to an individual easily and concisely fits the bill. Employees will remain poised and confident during inquiries.Bottom line: You can’t offer great service if you can’t even explain your service to the people who use it.Member UnderstandingIf your employees can’t explain your service, how is a member ever supposed to understand it? Do you want your members leaving confused, frustrated and suspicious? Or do you want them to feel empowered, grateful and satisfied – which will lead to trust, loyalty and advocacy of your credit union to others.The solution is clear: If you want to offer excellent member service, offer an excellent service to your members. Fully disclosed overdraft protection programs line up with service-centric missions.And, if all else fails, use this litmus test: If I had limited funds available and needed to use an overdraft program, which type would I rather rely on?For more information on implementing a service-focused, fully disclosed overdraft solution with a 100 percent written compliance guarantee, contact your local JMFA representative.
27 March 2007A business delegation from the Australian state of Queensland, led by Premier Peter Beattie, was in South Africa last week, looking to forge partnerships with local companies for skills training and infrastructure development.Business Day reports that the focus of the partnerships would be around clean coal technology, skills training and infrastructure development.Queensland’s economy is built around its big coal reserves, being mined by groups such as Anglo Coal, BHP Billiton and Xstrata, all companies with a substantial presence in South Africa. The state has also encouraged non-mining industries such as tourism, aviation and biotechnology.Beattie told Business Day last week that although Queensland was the biggest exporter of coal in the world, with South Africa coming second, the two were not competitors. Rather, he said, they had similar interests in developing clean coal technology to ensure the long-term future of their coal sectors.Queensland is also interested in entering into partnerships with South Africa in training and skills development against a global background of skills shortages, especially in mining and engineering.Beattie added that his state had no intention of poaching skilled South African workers, but in the case of companies like Anglo Coal, which operates both in Queensland and South Africa, staff with specific skills could be moved around to address particular needs.As such, 200 South African freight train drivers would be heading for Queensland for further skills and training. According to Engineering News, both South Africa and Queensland make use of the narrow-gauge rail system.“We are happy to help where we can,” Beattie told Engineering News, adding that Queensland could offer expertise in various areas, such as maintenance, signalling and freight-forwarding systems, among others.Another area where partnerships could be useful was for South African companies hoping to do business in China, to use Queensland’s proximity to China as a base, just as SA was an ideal location for Australian companies planning to do business in Africa.In return, Queensland is looking for investors in its Northern Economic Triangle, where it plans to develop infrastructure to support private sector investment in industrial development and minerals processing, as well as the Surat Basin, which contains about 4-billion tons of steam coal.The Queensland government is currently investing Aus $1-billion in a clean coal technology called Zerogen, an electricity generator now in the pilot stage. They are hoping to implement the technology in a power station within the next year.Beattie told Business Day that the real issue was not whether the technology worked, but getting it at the right price. Still, he said though it would more expensive than traditional coal-fired plants, it would remain cheaper than nuclear power.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
26 February 2010Much has been written about the first African nation to host a Fifa World Cup™, from ringing endorsement to harsh criticism. As the 11 June kick-off approaches, who better to hear from than some of the coaches of the national teams who will grace the big event?Fifa.com caught up with a selection of the national team supremos who were in Sun City in South Africa’s North West province for a Fifa team workshop last week and can confirm that, as far as finalists themselves are concerned, the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ could not be in better hands.“We coaches, and everyone else who comes to this tournament, have to make this the best advertisement for Africa,” said Vicente del Bosque, coach of a Spanish side hotly tipped to lift the trophy for the first time. “This continent needs it, and I believe these finals will be every bit as successful as the previous 18 editions.”The Spanish tactician, who got a taste of South Africa at last year’s Fifa Confederations Cup, was not the only one delighted to see the elite of world football coming to the continent. Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez felt the most significant thing was that “the tournament was being played outside Europe and the Americas.“All the populations of the world have the right to host a World Cup which, given the huge amount of organisation and logistics involved, appeared to be increasingly beyond the reach of less-well-off countries,” Tabarez said.Paving the wayThe Celeste supremo, who was also at the helm of his national team at Italy 1990, went further, saying: “It could even pave the way for another African country to host the event, perhaps in the north of the continent.“South Africa faced considerable challenges in organising this event, like improving the road network and the availability of public transport, but it’s worth it as it’s all in aid of the best sporting event on the planet.”Of the coaches who attended the workshop, almost all had been to South Africa before – most for last December’s Final Draw, others for the Fifa Confederations Cup in 2009, and more still to sample its delights while on vacation.Marcello Lippi, coach of defending champions Italy and visiting South Africa for the third time, said there was “a huge determination here to make the most of this exceptional opportunity. Every effort is being made to ensure this tournament continues to be a great success.”‘I love this country’Echoing that sentiment was Germany coach Joachim Low, who has visited South Africa on “countless occasions”. How would he sum it up? “I love this country, and the sense of pride the public feel to be hosting the World Cup is palpable.“The people here know how to enjoy themselves, that’s apparent, and we’re looking forward to coming here in June to join the party,” Low said.Another to have visited the homeland of Nelson Mandela on numerous occasions was New Zealand supremo Ricki Herbert. “We were very impressed with the facilities available for the Confederations Cup,” Herbert said. “It’s a great country with very friendly people, and I’m sure visiting fans will fall in love with South Africa.”With his vast experience in African football, Algeria coach Rabah Saadane said he was “confident the tournament would be organised perfectly. The shared commitment and hard work being done by Fifa and the LOC is very apparent. There’s no reason at all to be worried.”Ideal weatherSaadane had other grounds for optimism, saying: “The weather should help produce better games – it’ll be ideal.” It was a theme also touched on by Del Bosque and Lippi, who both felt that playing in the South African winter would reduce the incidence of physical exhaustion.“I’ve been here seven or eight times,” said Australia coach Pim Verbeek, “and I’ve always enjoyed it, including as a tourist. It’ll be a fabulous tournament, mark my words. I haven’t the slightest doubt that everything will be very well organised.”South Africa’s organisers face the considerable challenge of following Germany in the hosting of sport’s premier event. France coach Raymond Domenech had his say on the issue. “We’re in Africa, not Germany. Just because there are differences doesn’t mean it won’t be a success here. On the contrary, it’s a challenge for everybody, and one that I have no doubt will be met successfully.”Source: Fifa.com
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LATEST STORIES Argentina’s forwards Lionel Messi (L) and Mauro Icardi talk during a training session in Ezeiza, Buenos Aires, on August 29, 2017 ahead of their FIFA World Cup qualifier football match against Uruguay. / AFP PHOTO / Juan MABROMATALuis Suarez could yet line up against Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi on Thursday as South America’s battle for 2018 World Cup places resumes with Argentina’s trip to Uruguay the pick of the fixtures.With leaders Brazil already locking up their place at next year’s tournament, attention turns to the tussle for the three remaining automatic berths on offer in the marathon 10-team qualifying tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Brazil will have the luxury of being able to treat their game against Ecuador in Porto Alegre as a training exercise after securing qualification in their last outing, a 3-0 win over Paraguay in March — their eighth consecutive victory.The game may see Brazil coach Tite select Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho, who has not played for the Premier League team this season amid a transfer saga involving Barcelona.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side A 6-0 romp over lowly Singapore provided a further clue that Sampaoli, who favours an aggressive, attacking style, may already have begun to have an influence.Higuain axedSampaoli served notice of his determination to invigorate Argentina’s ranks by axing striker Gonzalo Higuain in favour of Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi.Icardi is expected to start at the apex of a front three with Messi and Juventus prodigy Paulo Dybala lurking just behind.Argentina’s path to Russia has been complicated by the Court of Arbtitration for Sport ruling on Tuesday that confirmed a sanction against Bolivia for fielding an ineligible player in their September 2016 0-0 draw with Chile.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Colombia are second in the standings on 24 points while Uruguay and Chile occupy the other two automatic spots on 23 points.It means that fifth-placed Argentina have little margin for error as they head to Montevideo’s Estadio Centenario for the latest instalment of their historic rivalry with the Uruguayans.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingArgentina have spluttered their way through the qualifiers so far, notching only six wins in 14 games, but have shown signs of life under new coach Jorge Sampaoli.Sampaoli, who masterminded Chile’s victory at the 2015 Copa America, took control of the ‘Albiceleste’ in May, and began his reign with a morale-boosting 1-0 win over Brazil in a friendly in June. FIFA later converted that result to a 3-0 win for Chile, a ruling that means Sampaoli’s former team now have a one-point advantage over the fifth-placed Argentines.“Now we have to play catch-up to get to the World Cup,” Sampaoli said Tuesday.Uruguay meanwhile are sweating on the fitness of Barcelona star Suarez.The 30-year-old talisman was initially ruled out of the fixture through injury but has travelled back to his homeland to train with the team.Veteran coach Oscar Tabarez hinted Suarez may yet make a dramatic return on Thursday, declining to rule out the striker.“He has shown signs of recovery that have rather surprised us,” Tabarez said.If Suarez fails to win his fitness battle, Uruguay will once again turn to in-form Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, who is the top scorer in the qualifying competition with nine goals.“It is a very, very difficult match… We will see who has the most guts for it,” said Tabarez.Elsewhere on Thursday, second-placed Colombia will aim to edge closer to qualification with an away victory over already-eliminated Venezuela.Fourth-placed Chile meanwhile host Paraguay in Santiago as they aim to remain ahead of Argentina in the qualifying positions. 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Berlin, Dec 11 (AFP) Resurgent Bayern Munich head to Ajax for Wednesday’s Champions League group showdown with clear winners and losers among the star-studded squad after Niko Kovac’s decision to end rotation. “We want to keep going,” said Leon Goretzka, now a firm fixture in central midfield alongside Joshua Kimmich with Bayern having won their last three games after Saturday’s 3-0 league home win over Nuremberg. “Now we travel to Amsterdam and want to finish first in the group – that’s important for us.” Bayern need just a point at Ajax’s Johan Cruyff Arena to win Group E with the Bavarian giants currently top of the table, two points ahead of their Dutch rivals, and both teams already into the last 16. A 5-1 thrashing of Benfica at the Allianz Arena a fortnight ago, with Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben both scoring twice, signified an end to the poor results of October and November which also saw Bayern slide down the Bundesliga table. Bayern have now clawed their way back up to third in the league and coach Kovac has taken a gamble by ditching rotation, risking ruffled egos with stars left on the bench. “The rhythm is there, the boys are in the flow – that’s why we don’t want to change anything,” explained Kovac. His decision has significant winners and losers. World Cup winners – Germany defender Mats Hummels, and Spain midfielder Javi Martinez – languished on the bench against Nuremberg alongside Euro 2016 winner Renato Sanches. Martinez and Sanches find their path blocked by Kimmich and Goretzka, both 23, who each hit the woodwork against Nuremberg.advertisement “Both have a very good understanding of football and read the game well,” said Kovac, at the helm at Bayern since July. “They get on well off the pitch and are in the national team together. “It’s an axis that’s really fun right now – not only for those two, but the whole team in the last three games.” However, Hummels looked like he was having anything but ‘fun’, storming through the mixed zone after Saturday’s win without a word as Jerome Boateng and Niklas Suele are now established as Kovac’s centre-backs. Disgruntled stars watching from Bayern’s bench has caused problems for Kovac’s predecessors and Robben’s imminent return from a thigh injury threatens Serge Gnabry’s place on the right wing. Thiago Alcantara, a second-half replacement on Saturday who is returning to fitness after a knee injury, threatens to break up Kimmich and Goretzka’s partnership in central midfield. However, Kovac’s decision has reaped dividends in attack with striker Robert Lewandowski scoring four goals in his last three games, supported by Thomas Mueller who is revelling in the attacking midfield role. “At the start (of the season), we rotated as the coach tried to find the right team,” said director of sport Hasan Salihamidzic. “Perhaps it was too much and some players didn’t know where they fitted in. “In the last few games, Niko hasn’t done that and the team looks good.” (AFP) ATKATK
zoomIllustration. Source: Flickr – under the CC BY 2.0 license; Image by: Kees Torn Singapore-based marine and offshore solutions provider AVIC International Maritime Holdings Limited (AVIC Maritime) has decided to dispose of its entire stake in AVIC Zhenjiang Shipyard Marine (AZM). On May 15, 2019, the company entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with investment holding company High Beyond Corporation Limited for the disposal of AZM.As informed, the proposed transaction includes 60% shareholding in AZM or 3 million issued and paid-up ordinary shares in the capital of the shipyard.The stake would be sold for USD 2.2 million, according to AVIC Maritime.AZM is a joint venture company incorporated in Singapore with its core business being investing in vessels by taking up equity stakes in vessels for investment purposes.AVIC Maritime controls 60% in AZM, while the remaining 40% is owned by Jiangsu Zhengjiang Shipyard.As explained, the move comes following a strategic review of the financial position, operational needs and long-term strategy of AVIC Maritime as well as business prospects of AZM.According to AVIC Maritime, AZM “has been facing and continues to face challenging market conditions due to, among other things, reduced demand for offshore support vessels following the oversupply of such vessels in the global market.”Based in Hong Kong, High Beyond Corporation is a subsidiary of AVIC International Holdings Limited (AIHL). AIHL is also a controlling shareholder of AVIC Maritime.The completion of the transaction is subject to a number of relevant conditions.Also on May 15, AVIC Maritime published its financial results for the first quarter of this year which show that the company’s profit decreased to RMB 12.4 million (USD 1.8 million) from RMB 17.1 million seen in Q1 2018.Revenue also dropped by 5% year-on-year to RMB 133.9 million in Q1 2019 from RMB 140.8 million posted in Q1 2018. The decrease was attributed to the absence of shipbuilding construction revenue, while shipbuilding project financing and management, and ship design service generated higher revenue compared to a year ago.AVIC Maritime’s related shipyards, AVIC Dingheng and AVIC Weihai, continued to build up their orderbooks for niche products, which include small-medium size, dual-fuel chemical tankers and RoPax vessels.Deltamarin, another subsidiary of AVIC Maritime, grew its orderbook in Q1 2019 and extended its track record in the design of high-tech, green vessels.
APTN National NewsBefore the election, the Liberals said they would provide more funding for the Nutrition North program.On Tuesday, the government did and the leader of Nunavut’s food price fighters is optimistic and calling it a good start.APTN’s Kent Driscoll has this story from Iqaluit.