" ....and yet I feel tonight as if we have been hijacked into an alternate universe. This national nightmare will end one way or another and we will awaken to the same world from which we have been so disengaged." Dan Rather, respected journalist
FOR EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN MANITOBA
Do you know someone who should be recognized for exceptional leadership contribution to the public sector in Manitoba? If you do, the Manitoba Region of the Institute for Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) asks you to submit that person’s name for the 2016 Lieutenant Governor's Medal for Excellence in Public Administration in Manitoba. Nominations can be made up to 4:00 p.m. November 4, 2016. Below are some guidelines on making a nomination.
What is the Award?
This award recognizes the exceptional achievement of a person who has shown distinctive leadership in public administration in Manitoba or who, by writings or other endeavours, has made a significant contribution in the field of public administration in Manitoba. It pays tribute to public sector practitioners whose careers exhibit the highest standard of excellence, dedication, and accomplishment. The award seeks to provide recognition on an outstanding individual and to underscore the need for creative, highly skilled individuals in the public sector. The award is granted on the basis of outstanding contributions on a sustained basis rather than as a result of any single exceptional public service deed.
At a special ceremony, the recipient is presented by the Lieutenant Governor with a specially engraved medal and a framed certificate. Their award is publicized on our website and the recipient also receives a year’s membership in IPAC. Who is eligible to receive the Award?
Eligibility for the award generally includes any individual eligible for membership in IPAC. This includes anyone with a focus on public sector management or public policy, including (but not limited to) individuals employed or formerly employed by community, municipal, provincial and/or federal governments, government agencies, armed forces, universities, colleges and school boards, hospitals and other service organizations.
Persons who have been elected to political office at the federal, provincial or municipal level are not eligible while holding office. Members of the national or local executive of IPAC are not eligible to receive the award during their tenure. 2
How will the nomination be assessed?
Nominations should help the selection committee understand the individual’s accomplishments by providing evidence of the following criteria as they relate to the individual:
Leadership and exceptional contribution through time
Improving the quality of public service in her/his sphere of activity
Demonstrating and communicating public service values and ethics
Impact on others – employees, students, peers, organizations and community
Innovation or effective management of leading edge policy and programs What needs to be included in a nomination?
Nominations may be in French or English, must be typewritten and electronically submitted as follows: Nomination Letter: a cover letter by the nominator stating name, address, telephone number(s), title and organization of both the nominee and nominator(s); References: name, address, telephone number(s), titles and organization of three references who can evaluate the nominee's performance in the public sector. Letters of support: from references are encouraged since they can give a fuller perspective on the individual's contribution to the public sector and/or the broader community; Accomplishments: a narrative (double spaced) up to four pages in length explaining the basis for the nomination; if a biography or CV is readily available, please attach.
Nominations stand for three years, thus nominations received for the 2016 award will be considered for the 2017 and 2018 awards. The medal will not be awarded in any year in which, in the opinion of the selection committee, a worthy nomination has not been received. Who can file a nomination?
Nominations may be submitted by any person or persons who wish to prepare a package. Nominations will be assessed on the strength of the nominee and the supporting documentation. When will the award be presented?
A date for this year’s ceremony has not yet been confirmed, but will likely be early in the new year. Nominations or requests for further information should be directed to:
Dina Juras, Chairperson
Award Selection Committee Telephone: 204-594-8100; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
How many more have to die because of racism in America. What will break the camel's back. Wake up America and deal with this problem. Vote Hilary Clinton if you want peace and security for you and your family. She is the only one who can bring order and respect to America in the footsteps of President Obama.
In his need to correct First Lady Michelle Obama, Bill O’Reilly said some slaves “were well-fed and had decent lodgings.” By Moses Frenck
Fox News Host Bill O’Reilly
According to Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, slavery wasn’t really that bad for some slaves, particularly those involved in building the White House, who “were well-fed and had decent lodgings.”
O’Reilly’s comments Tuesday were his attempt to correct First Lady Michelle Obama, who during her address at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Monday night reflected on the fact that she and her family “wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves.”
In his need to fact-check the first lady, O’Reilly on his show said that while “slaves did participate in the construction of the White House … free Blacks, whites and immigrants also worked on the massive building. There were no illegal immigrants at that time. If you could make it here, you could stay here.”
O’Reilly went on to add that the “slaves that worked there were well-fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government, which stopped hiring slave labor in 1802. However, the feds did not forbid subcontractors from using slave labor. So, Michelle Obama is essentially correct in citing slaves as builders of the White House, but there were others working as well.”
O’Reilly’s apparent defense of the use of slave labor drew immediate backlash on social media and fed a long-held narrative that slavery was not as widespread and not as bad as it has been portrayed.
“If slavery was so great how come white people didn’t want to sign up?” asked comedian and radio host DL Hughley.
Film producer Sam Levine tweeted “How dare @oreillyfactor defend the practice of slavery?! He should be fired and/or resign for saying something so ignorant.”
The narrative to portray slavery in a better light has been pushed by the likes of Sen. John C. Calhoun of South Carolina. Noted for his strong defense of slavery, Calhoun described slavery as “a positive good” during a speech in 1837, saying slaves are better off than many, since they are “in the midst of his family and friends, under the kind superintending care of his master and mistress, [compared] with the forlorn and wretched condition of the pauper in the poorhouse.”
Sen. James Henry Hammond, also from South Carolina, explained in a speech to northerners two decades later, “The difference between us is, that our slaves are hired for life and well compensated; there is no starvation, no begging, no want of employment among our people, and not too much employment either. Yours are hired by the day, not cared for, and scantily compensated, which may be proved in the most painful manner, at any hour in any street in any of your large towns. Why, you meet more beggars in one day, in any single street of the city of New York, than you would meet in a lifetime in the whole South.”
And, Hammond made the argument that whites were actually doing Blacks a favor by making them slaves.
“We do not think that whites should be slaves either by law or necessity. Our slaves are Black, of another and inferior race. The status in which we have placed them is an elevation. They are elevated from the condition in which God first created them, by being made our slaves. None of that race on the whole face of the globe can be compared with the slaves of the South. They are happy, content, uninspiring, and utterly incapable, from intellectual weakness, ever to give us any trouble by their aspirations.”
And with regard to O’Reilly’s statement that slaves that worked in the White House “were well-fed and had decent lodgings,” in fact the opposite was true, according to First Lady Abigail Adams, who was actually there as the first family to occupy the White House in 1800 while construction was still going on.
In her writings, she remarked: “The effects of Slavery are visible every where; and I have amused myself from day to day in looking at the labour of 12 negroes from my window.
Two of our hardy N England men would do as much work in a day as the whole 12, but it is true Republicanism that drive the Slaves half fed, and destitute of cloathing, … to labour, whilst the owner waches about Idle, tho his one Slave is all the property he can boast.”
This unending appetite for children is fuelled by pedophiles from the developed countries who travel to poverty stricken areas to buy their kicks. How can the global citizen protect children everywhere? It's time we organize to get underground operatives to bait and catch these criminals.