B.C. government widely criticized for four-year delay on fish farm tenures

VICTORIA — B.C.’s New Democrat government faced criticism Wednesday for deciding to let coastal fish farms operate for the next four years while companies consult with local First Nations.

Environmental groups said they support the NDP’s criticism of open-pen fish farms and a new requirement for Aboriginal consent, but the 2022 deadline is too far off and threatens to further endanger coastal salmon with the risk of disease.

Alexandra Morton, a longtime critic of open-pen fish farms, said she was disgusted the government refused to cancel outright 20 tenures in the Broughton Archipelago that were up for renewal on Wednesday.

“That’s what’s so disappointing about this government, they are chickens,” said Morton. “They are weak.”

Morton said the government had all the evidence it needed, including clear opposition from First Nations in the archipelago, to simply act. Instead, she said, it kicked the issue down the road until after the next scheduled provincial election in 2021 (or earlier depending on Premier John Horgan’s minority government).

“They are not going be here in four years,” said Morton. “Nobody is going to hear this little squeak from the NDP. Nobody is going to respect it.

“They literally used it as ransom for us to vote for them again. Four years, that’s eight generations of salmon coming and going that are going to be exposed to these viruses, to these sea lice which are still out of control and they did absolutely nothing to protect these fish.”

Agriculture Minister Lana Popham, however, said B.C.’s new rules “clarify government’s expectations” of fish farms.

“We have thousands and thousand of jobs that depend on a healthy ecosystem including wild salmon,” she said. “As far as jobs related to the fish farm industry, we feel this four-year transition will allow us time and allow industry to look at how that situation …read more

Source:: Vancouver Sun

Lou Dobbs claims “the Illuminati of K Street” is pushing for immigration reform

LOU DOBBS (HOST): I can’t believe that the White House, or any of the president’s advisers could ignore the fact that what they are being asked to do, by the — the Illuminati of K Street, and those special interests, is to move 1.8 million people to the front of the line — something that everyone has said they would not do, but now, they seem to be urgently headed in that direction.

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Report Finds Nearly 1 In 5 Full-Time Teachers Works A Second Job

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Nearly one out of five full-time teachers works a second job. That’s according to a report by the National Center for Education Statistics out Tuesday.

A study of the 2015-2016 school year found 18 percent of teachers also worked somewhere other than their classrooms. The results were fairly consistent nationwide — and may not be surprising.

They come following protests over low wages and inadequate school funding by teachers across the U.S.

In April, Oklahoma public school teachers, whose salaries were ranked 49th in the nation in 2016, ended a nine-day walkout. They didn’t return to work until lawmakers promised millions in education funding and gave teachers the largest raise in state history.

But before the walkout, teachers in Oklahoma hadn’t received a raise in a decade.

In the past, full-time teachers have reported working as janitors, Lyft or Uber drivers and retail workers for additional income.

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Best 4K TV 2018: 6 awesome Ultra-HD TVs you need to see to believe

Best 4K TVs Buying Guide: Welcome to TechRadar’s round-up of the best 4K TVs you can buy for any budget in 2018.

There has never been a better time to buy a 4K Ultra-HD TV. The technology is better now than it’s ever been, and 4K content has become the new norm for streaming services like Netflix and Amazon, as well as Blu-ray discs.

Yes, far from being the niche technology that it was a few years ago, 4K (also known as Ultra HD) is the 4x improvement your TV has been waiting for.

But making a good 4K TVs isn’t just about how many pixels you can push to a screen; it’s about the quality of those pixels. To that end, there’s even newer technology that we’re excited about, like High Dynamic Range and Wide Colour Gamut, that promise to take all those new pixels and make them truly shine.

If the world of TV buying feels unapproachable when you’re first getting into it, don’t worry. Give it some time and it will all make sense. Plus, you’ve got us here to help you pick out the best 4K TV on the market.

Over the years, hundreds of TVs have passed through our reviewers’ doorsteps. Using that wealth of experience, we’ve created a list of the best 4K TVs. We constantly update the list with the latest and greatest panels, so if you see things shuffled around a bit since the last time you were here, don’t freak out.

Check out our video above for an introduction to the world of 4K.

What you need to know about 4K TVs

Not only do these screens have four times the amount of pixels as their aged (but still-revered) 1080p brethren, but 4K screens also usually pack in screen technology like High Dynamic Range (

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