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  • Hungary’s leading independent radio station taken off the air

    first_img Receive email alerts to go further February 10, 2021 Hungary’s leading independent radio station taken off the air Klubrádió studio (photo: Attila Kisbenedek / AFP) News May 4, 2021 Find out more A court has approved the Hungarian Media Council’s decision not to renew the broadcasting licence of Klubrádió, the country’s leading independent radio station. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns this major blow to media pluralism and urges the European Commission to stop delaying its investigation into the Media Council’s independence and state aid for pro-government media. Organisation News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU As a result of the 9 February ruling by the Metropolitan Court in Budapest rejecting Klubrádió’s appeal against the Media Council’s decision, this Budapest-based radio station will disappear from the air waves in a few days’ time, when its licence expires on the evening of 14 February.The Media Council, which is heavily influenced by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s government, gave a trivial reason for its decision last September not to renew Klubrádió’s licence – the radio station’s failure to keep the Council informed about its adherence to airtime quotas for Hungarian and international music.Known for its outspoken and humorous criticism of the government, Klubrádió had previously been ordered to restrict the area covered by its broadcasts to the capital. From now on it will be limited to broadcasting on the Internet.“With the Hungarian judicial system’s support, the Media Council has used an administrative pretext to deal a major blow to media pluralism,” said Pavol Szalai, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk. “The European Commission must delay no more in investigating the Council’s independence under the revised European directive on broadcast media, and in investigating the other curbs on press freedom, such as state aid to pro-government media.”Klubrádió plans to take its appeal against the Media Council’s decision to Hungary’s supreme court. But its broadcast frequency is still put out to bid and its disappearance from the airwaves will have irreversible consequences, including the loss of listeners and advertisers.The radio station thus joins the long list of victims of the censorship policies pursued by the government, which used political and economic pressure to dismantle the biggest independent news website, Index, last July.Hungary is ranked 89th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Follow the news on Hungarycenter_img HungaryEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesMedia independence Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment News HungaryEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesMedia independence Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News RSF_en RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Swedish Reporters Without Borders awards press freedom prize to a Hungarian news site December 2, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

  • Blueberry Disease

    first_imgA plant pathologist at the University of Georgia Tifton campus is using a grant from the Georgia Farm Bureau to study a bacterial disease that is harming the state’s blueberry crops. Jonathan Oliver, an assistant professor in the Department of Plant Pathology in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UGA-Tifton, says the $7,000 grant will fund his studies of a new strain of the bacterial pathogen Xylella fastidiosa. While this grant supports blueberry research, the pathogen can also affect other crops such as grapes, peaches and pecans, as well as oak and elm trees.The pathogen clogs the xylem, or the conductive tissue of the plant, which is essential for water and nutrient transport. As a result, the infected crop will often show symptoms like leaf scorching or drying, which can be mistaken for drought damage.Since Xylella is a leading cause of plant death in southern highbush blueberries in Georgia, it is important for Oliver to study the pathogen to help prevent crop loss. The known strain of Xylella affects yields and fruit quality, which impacts profits.Oliver says his study of bacterial leaf scorch on blueberries led to his discovery of this new strain of the pathogen.“We were doing genetic work on the pathogen to understand how the pathogen within our blueberry fields relates to the pathogen elsewhere,” he said. “It was through this work that we realized that we had identified a new strain of Xylella that had never been seen on blueberries before.”As a result of this finding, he wanted to make sure that this new strain wouldn’t have more of a detrimental effect on the crop than the known strain.“As bacteria recombine with one another, it can lead to new strains that have different properties entirely,” he said. “Xylella is known for exchanging genetic information, which can ultimately lead to more potent strains. We were concerned that this new strain might be able to go to different hosts, or different varieties of blueberries specifically, and possibly cause more severe symptoms.”The grant, which also funds lab-based DNA testing, allows Oliver and other researchers to assess how widespread the new strain of Xylella is, how severe it is in comparison to the known strain, and how to determine management options. Tests are being performed in greenhouses to demonstrate how likely the pathogen is to infect different blueberry varieties.Oliver appreciates Georgia Farm Bureau for supplying the grant and providing him with the opportunity to study the pathogen, so that the problem doesn’t continue to worsen.“We hope through the relatively small studies we’ve been able to do on this pathogen (because of the grant), we can better understand the threats to blueberry production in the Southeast,” he said.To read more about research being conducted in UGA’s Department of Plant Pathology visit, plantpath.caes.uga.edu.last_img read more

  • It Happened To Me: My Small Business Was Hacked!

    first_imgWhat Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… rieva lesonsky Tags:#hack#security#small business Last September, shortly after the attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, a company tweeted me that they were going to make our site, SmallBizDaily.com, their “small business resource of the day.” My joy was short-lived when the next morning they tweeted that my site had been hacked.I quickly checked (it was still early morning on the West Coast, where we’re located) and sure enough, instead of the usual array of small-business content I was greeted by an unfamiliar image of a Middle Eastern-looking man, Arabic lettering and a video about the glories of Allah. I blinked, gulped more caffeine and reloaded the page. No luck — the image was still there. “We’ve been hacked,” I muttered, still not believing what I was seeing.Weeks Of Agony – Months Of WorkThen followed two weeks of agony and struggle as our Web-hosting company worked to deal with the situation, while also helping their many other small-business clients who had been hacked as well.It seems someone had placed malicious code on our site that lay dormant for months — and only popped up that morning. “It was like cancer,” recalls my business partner, who dealt with the situation. “To make sure [the code] was really gone, we had to clean out all of the files we had loaded since the initial hack.”Months of work was wiped out — and every time we thought it was fixed, the hack popped up again. I was repeatedly embarrassed; it seemed every time I would tell someone (including the company that originally told me about the hack) the site was fine, within minutes the hack would reappear. We then had to delete and reload more files, more times than I care to remember.We Were Lucky!Believe it or not, my company was one of the lucky ones. David Maman, founder and CTO of database security company GreenSQL, said our hack was the “old-fashioned” kind.“Five or 10 years ago, the purpose of hacking was defacement,” explained Maman, an international expert in computer security who has founded seven tech companies. “It was very obvious when you were hacked — a friend would call and say ‘Hey, what’s going on with your website?’ Today, with a successful SQL injection hack, there will be no sign that someone has retrieved your entire database.”How can you be hacked without knowing it? If it can happen to Sony and LinkedIn, he said, it can certainly happen to your small business.Tech Startups Especially VulnerableIronically, tech startups — with their low budgets, long hours and cocky techies coding day and night on their personal laptops and mobile devices — may actually be more vulnerable to hacks than less tech-oriented businesses.Changes in the nature of business have affected how hackers operate, said Maman, “Everything is about online today, and almost every [business] is providing some type of online service or app. As a result, the line between internal and external data is blurred, and all of your information is exposed.”You might think you have nothing to worry about if you aren’t selling products or collecting card data online. Think again, he says, who explains that most hack attacks today are completely automated. “They don’t even know who you are — they just check websites for vulnerabilities, and if they find them, they will attack.”In fact, ecommerce companies or other businesses that collect customer credit and payment data may be less at risk of hacking because they must be PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliant. “These regulations are actually beneficial,” said Maman.What if, like so many small business owners, you simply provide a free app or service? All you’re collecting from customers is their registration information, which could be as simple as their name and email — so what do you care if it’s compromised?“Data is the new currency,” he warned — and that includes any type of data, not just financial information.Maman explained that hackers may manipulate customer data to inject malicious code that serves up competitors’ information instead of your own, penetrates the customer’s computer, or worse.“It’s not about losing information — which may not be worth that much — but about harming your customers, hurting your brand and destroying your reputation.”If a customer’s computer gets infected after using your service, are they likely to return? Worst of all, you won’t even know your business has been hacked until it slowly withers and dies as customers fade away.What To Do If It Happens To You?“If in the past it was a big taboo to let customers know that you’ve been hacked, today it’s not,” he said, citing LinkedIn as an example. “Letting your customers know won’t hurt you — it will show that you’re being responsible.”Ask them to change their passwords on your site and on any other sites where they use the same password. Apologize; then explain what measures you will take to make sure the hack won’t happen again.Beef Up Your DefenseThose measures should include three key steps:1. Secure your coding. “Most of the basic attacks, and even some of the more advanced ones, are due to unprofessional coding,” said Maman. “There’s a lot of information online about how to secure coding.” Educate yourself and take the steps.2. Harden your computers at the operating-system level, applications level, server level, network-access level and even the individual customer level. Hardening essentially means eliminating unnecessary software, restricting access and otherwise blocking everything that is not essential. “Hardening documentation can be found online,” he said.3. Use free and open-source software. Security doesn’t have to cost a lot for a small business. “ModSecurity is a free, open-source Web application firewall,” said Maman. “GreenSQL Express is our free database firewall.”Most of all, pay attention to security. Without the money for a dedicated IT security staffer, your team needs to be even more responsible than big-company employees about what’s running on their devices.Don’t worry; security doesn’t have to be a business killer.“People think of IT security as a hassle, a lot of work and a waste of time,” he said. “That’s not the case. Just one day’s work can increase your security level 100%.”Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Related Posts center_img How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … How to Get Started in China and Have Successlast_img read more

  • 10 months agoHughton insists Brighton didn’t deserve Bournemouth defeat

    first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Hughton insists Brighton didn’t deserve Bournemouth defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Chris Hughton insists they didn’t deserve defeat at Bournemouth.The Seagulls were beaten 2-0 after David Brooks found the back of the net for the Cherries either side of half-time.Hughton said, “I thought we were good value to get something from the game. The difference between the two sides was they put their opportunities away and we didn’t.“We were good in the first half and they scored against the run of play. It was very difficult towards the end when we were down to ten men, but certainly before that I thought we were always in the game.“It was a wonderful strike by Brooks for the first goal, but I thought we created really good chances of our own.“If you don’t put your chances away, then you know that a very good Bournemouth side that play with a lot of pace, with two players up front that run in behind, are going to cause you problems.“The chances are the pinnacle moments of any game, but on the balance of play, I thought we deserved more.”On Lewis Dunk’s dismissal, he added: “Initially we had no problems with it, we thought it was two yellow cards, but seeing them again, we feel that [Yves] Bissouma made the first contact, so there’s some doubt about who should have been booked.” last_img read more

  • 6 days agoAIK chief Wesstrom hints offer likely for ex-Liverpool keeper Bogdan

    first_imgAIK chief Wesstrom hints offer likely for ex-Liverpool keeper Bogdanby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAIK sports chief Bjorn Wesstrom admits they’ve been pleased with trialist Adam Bogdan.Released in the summer by Liverpool, the Hungarian goalkeeper is chasing a deal with the Swedes.And Wesstrom admits they’ve been impressed.”He is training tomorrow and then we will evaluate his time here and then we will obviously talk to him about how he looks at the situation,” he told Fotbollskanalen.AIK are eager to sign a new keeper as a priority. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • Fasting Elder Robinson grapples with swirling emotions as RCMP investigates nephews murder

    first_imgBy Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsElder Raymond Robinson, who has been fasting with Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence, lay on the floor of an Ottawa hotel room Sunday and wept after hearing the news his nephew was dead.Manitoba RCMP investigators are treating Austin Troy Hunter Monias’ death as a murder. The 19 year-old was pronounced dead-on-arrival at the Cross Lake, Man., nursing station on Sunday morning. Monias was rushed there by ambulance from a house party, according to Cross Lake First Nation Chief Garrison Settee.Once he heard the news, Robinson said he needed to seek solitude away from the constant bustle of Spence’s camp, which sits on Victoria Island.“I needed to spend some time in solitude just to reflect, just to take time to myself, to think things out, to ensure that I have everything in perspective, that I collect myself again,” said Robinson Monday, day 41 of his fast. “And I did break down there. I was on the floor. I needed to be alone to do that.”Robinson, along with Spence, has been fasting to force a meeting between Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Gov. Gen. David Johnston and First Nations leaders. Spence began her fast on Dec. 11 and Robinson on Dec. 12. He has been on the island since Jan. 1.Robinson said was torn between the need to continue his fast or head back home to be with his devastated family.After a while, he also sat on a chair and stared out the hotel room window struggling with his heaving emotions.“I was just trying to come to grips with what is happening back home and hoping that everybody will understand that if I am unable to go, they will understand. But it’s hard, my emotions are still so mixed, whether I need to be home or whether I need to be here. So I am praying for that. We will see what happens,” said Robinson, inside a wood stove-heated canvas tent which sits next to Spence’s teepee.But, after speaking with Monias’ father, Robinson said he would stick to the fast for now.“I have to. I have to continue even more now, (I am) more determined,” said Robinson.Responding to Robinson and Spence’s continued fast, Manitoba chiefs last Friday called on the prime minister and the governor general to meet with chiefs on Jan. 24.Robinson said this was the second death in the family in the past three weeks. An aunt also recently died.“It is hard to put into words, what I am going through emotionally. Spiritually, I am okay,” said Robinson. “I am a firm believer in the creator and I know my nephew Austin is in good hands.”Robinson’s son Tyler Robinson, 28, said his cousin’s death was no accident and a product of intense internal rivalries within Cross Lake based on where people live and their last name.“You can’t go to a different place on the reserve, (if) you’re from a different area you will get attacked for just being somewhere else…just because of which area you are from and especially what your last name is too,” said Tyler, who was sitting on a bed next to his father.“Us Robinsons are not liked back home.”Tyler, a community youth leader, said his cousin was just standing up for himself.“He was getting picked on and he stood up for himself, but there was a lot of them…I don’t know how many there, he had two other cousins there helping him,” he said. “He didn’t deserve to go that way…let alone from our own people fighting against each other back home.”The Manitoba RCMP said in a statement that investigators are treating the death as a murder and the force flew in additional resources to assist local officers including members of the force’s serious crime unit and a forensics team out of Thompson, Man.“I know there is a death in Cross Lake that we are investigating and we have units on the ground,” said Sgt. Line Karpish.The RCMP also arrested four people in relation to the incident, but released them without charges, the statement said. Monias was found in a residence with “life threatening injuries” at about 6 a.m.Tyler Robinson’s brother, Baptiste Robinson, 21, said he found out about the death over Facebook.“It is rough hearing about stuff like this through Facebook,” said Baptiste. “People have no respect for others that don’t know.”Baptiste said his cousin, who also played hockey, was actively trying to become a youth leader in the community.“He was really talented and really outspoken, outgoing, everyone back home knew he was a nice guy,” said Robinson.On Jan. 11, which was a day Idle No More protests again swept the country to coincide with Atleo’s meeting with the prime minister, Monias spoke at a rally in Cross Lake held in support of Robinson and Spence’s fast.“He was one of the key speakers for the youth and he stood up and spoke for the youth,” said Baptiste.Baptiste said he was chatting with Monias only a few nights ago about bringing all the youth in the community together.“Most of the time the chief and councils, they don’t let us youth talk, they think so little of us…they don’t know nothing because they never let us speak and that is what brings us down,” said Baptiste. “Us youth back home, they don’t let our voices be heard and some of the youth think that it’s the only place they’ll ever live, they’ll ever see, but the world is way bigger.”Elder Robinson said there is very little for youth to do in Cross Lake and they often end up consuming alcohol and drugs.“It ticks me, it ticks me we are losing so many youth. We have to get something for them, something they can enjoy and something they can do away from alcohol, away from drugs,” he said.Monias always called Robinson “uncle” and wanted to follow in his footsteps and become a leader.“He told me he wanted to be like me, that I did a lot for our people,” said Robinson. “I always told him you can only be you, you can never be me, you have to find your own groove, your own journey, what the creator is calling you to. He said, ‘yeah I know, I know.’He wanted to better himself, he wanted to finish his education…he wanted to pursue a political career…I told him once that I am retiring, I think it is time to hang up my hat. He said, ‘Don’t worry uncle, I will pick up the torch, I will get my education.’”At one point in the interview, sadness rises like a slow tide to the rims of Robinson’s eyes. He pauses. Gathers himself.“It is not easy talking like this,” he said. “Knowing he is not here in a physical sense anymore.”[email protected]@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

  • Landslide at Muskrat Falls prompts renewed calls for independent review

    first_img(The above photo was posted to Facebook on Saturday. It was reportedly shared by a worker on the Muskrat Falls site and shows a landslide on the north side of the river.)Justin Brake APTN NewsAnxiety in on the rise in Labrador as land protectors and others living downstream of Muskrat Falls react to images that show a landslide on the banks of the Lower Churchill River at the project site.Residents of Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Mud Lake held a motorcade in Happy Valley Monday to protest the Crown energy corporation and Muskrat Falls proponent Nalcor Energy’s response to the event.On Sunday, after the photos were reportedly leaked by a worker on the Muskrat Falls site the previous day, Nalcor issued a statement saying the slide poses “no safety risk in relation to the North Spur or the Muskrat Falls facilities,” and that landslides along the river are “fairly common.”The North Spur is a natural peninsula in the river that Nalcor is using to form a “natural dam” as part of the Muskrat Falls facilities.As far back as the project’s environmental assessment process Innu elders and others with knowledge of the area have expressed concerns with the dam being built in part on land comprised of sand and marine clay, also known as “quick clay”.“We are asking that Nalcor and the [provincial] government show genuine concern and empathy and give us honest and forthright answers,” the Labrador Land Protectors said in a press release issued Monday ahead of the motorcade.“We feel Nalcor’s response is insensitive to the concerns of those who live downstream of this project, who have already seen the wrath of the river in last spring’s flood.”Last spring residents of Mud Lake, a remote community of about 50 that resides in the Muskrat Falls flood zone, were airlifted to Goose Bay in an emergency evacuation after water levels in the Churchill River flooded many homes.Residents say that in Mud Lake’s 200 year history water levels have never risen to the extent they did in May 2017.Many attribute the flooding to the Muskrat Falls facilities and believe the dam, which is reportedly more than two-third complete, altered the behaviour of the river flow and caused an ice jam that backed up water into Mud Lake.An independent review of the flooding concluded that Muskrat Falls was not to blame, though some observers have argued the analysis did not have enough data to render a definitive conclusion.“For Nalcor to simply say there is no danger with this newest landslide shows an offhanded dismissal of the downstream population’s very real fears,” the Labrador Land Protectors’ statement continued.“We have been vocal that residents living in the flood zones, especially Mud Lake and the lower Valley, are under incredible stress and anguish while government and company continue to downplay concerns as trivial and insignificant.”An aerial view of the Muskrat Falls facilities in January 2018, with a view of part of the North Spur on the right. Photo: Nalcor Energy.APTN News requested information on the slide from Nalcor; a spokesperson responded by directing APTN back to the corporation’s three-paragraph statement, which only says the slide occurred on the north side of the river, downstream of the North Spur and outside of the North Spur dam stabilization area.Residents of the area, including Innu and Inuit who were involved in the 2016 protests that led to blockades and an occupation of the Muskrat Falls site, have been calling on the provincial government to order an independent review of Nalcor’s assessment of the North Spur and the corporation’s geotechnical engineering plans to stabilize the area to prevent a dam breach.While the Liberals have ordered a public inquiry into the project as a whole, and more recently a forensic audit of Nalcor, they haven’t alleviated locals’ fears of a dam breach with calls for an inquiry into the North Spur.Independent Newfoundland and Labrador MHA Paul Lane told APTN Monday that residents of the area have told him “they’re in fear of their life,” and that “they can’t sleep at night.”“If Nalcor is confident in the fact that they have a solution [to stabilize the North Spur], then come forward with what exactly it is they’re going to do — and have that open to be scrutinized and have an independent review,” he said.“Because quite frankly people are not willing to take their word for it, and I think that’s what it’s come down to. For them to just simply proclaim, ‘Don’t worry about it guys, everything is ok — we’re confident’ — people are not accepting them face value on their word.”Maurice Adams, a blogger and longtime critic of Muskrat Falls, said his and others’ primary concerns around the North Spur and the dam’s stability once water levels are raised in the reservoir are consequent to Nalcor’s methodology in its assessments of the North Spur.“Once the reservoir is raised up to 39 metres, from what I’ve read the increase in the pressure, horizontally, is exponentially higher in accordance with the increase in the depth in the water. So we don’t really know that that particular area is safe,” he said Monday.Adams referred to the work of Swedish engineers Dr. Stig Bernander and Dr. Lennart Elfgren, who have taken an interest in Muskrat Falls because of the dam’s position atop glacial marine sediments and the unique challenges that poses.They questioned Nalcor’s methodolgy in assessing the probability of landslides around the North Spur once water levels are raised in the Muskrat Falls reservoir, in a report released last year. They fear a dam breach may occur if the proper work is not done to properly assess the risks of landslides, and to adequately stabilize the area prior to flooding.Nalcor has repeatedly maintained it has done the proper work, though critics like Adams and many locals living downstream say Nalcor hasn’t sufficiently addressed the concerns highlighted by Bernander and Elfgren.“An independent assessment into whether or not what Dr. Bernander is saying, and the methodology he says needs to be used to assess what kind of stabilization might be appropriate for the North Spur — that needs to be independently assessed and somebody need to determine whether or not what Nalcor has done there is based on sound engineering methodologies,” said Adams.Roberta Benefiel of Grand Riverkeeper Labrador, another longtime critic of the Muskrat Falls project, said she wants Nalcor to immediately lower the water in the partially flooded reservoir.“We want them to slowly lower the water, now, because we’re worried — Mud Lake is very worried,” she said Monday. “We think that’s the least [Nalcor] can do. Start to lower the water now, and do it at a sensible pace, instead of what they did last year.”In a Facebook live video of the motorcade posted by the Labrador Land Protectors Inuk land protector Marjorie Flowers criticizes Nalcor’s response to the slide.“The audacity is the only word that comes to mind, to only focus on their infrastructure when people have been living in real fear and anxiety for so long. And then this slide happens, and nothing,” Flower says.In their press release the land protectors also took aim at the government, which received a petition days before the May 2017 flooding of Mud Lake from more than a thousand residents, including many from the five communities downstream of Muskrat Falls.The petition asked for an independent review of the North Spur.Land protectors say almost a year later they still have not received a response from Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball, who is also the self-appointed minister responsible for Labrador Affairs and the Intergovernmental and Indigenous Affairs secretariat.APTN requested comment from Ball Monday, but that request was passed on to the Department of Natural Resources. A response was not received by the time of publication.Land protectors said in their press release that an independent inquiry into the North Spur would “finally allow residents to feel supported and that their elected representatives were ensuring their lives and safety.”[email protected]last_img read more

  • Abenaki town crier in Ottawa unveils new talking stick

    first_imgRicher has one message for anyone who knows where his stick might be.“The person who has found it at some point will that it is not his or hers to keep,” he said.“So hopefully they will return it.”[email protected]@Abernardnews Amber BernardAPTN NewsA year after Daniel Richer had his original talking stick stolen, the Abenaki town crier in Ottawa is ready to rock with his new one.“I was filming a TV show at Major’s Hill Park in Ottawa and while we were doing a shoot, somebody stole my talking stick.”The unfortunate loss didn’t stop him and with the help of a friend he designed another one.Richer remembers the day his talking stick disappeared, “well a year ago exactly, actually.”Danou Charette a wood carver heard about Richer’s loss and decided to help.“I know he lost his talking stick. So when I realized that, I called him and said ‘Daniel if you dream of something else, another talking stick just give me a call and we can talk about,’” said Charette.Richer did exactly that and the two designed a new one.Richer believes everything happens for a reason and had been dreaming about a new design a couple years prior.“Well you know when things happen to us we have a choice of stopping and not going forward anymore.”“Or we take it as a learning process and motivation to go forward,” he said. The new talking stick made its first appearance to group of summer students Wednesday.Those who attended the ceremony were able to get a good look at the new talking stick and one student was happy Richer shared the experience with her camp.“I liked the talking stick and I really enjoyed everything,” said Abigail Collins.While the new talking stick is already having a positive impact, Richer still awaits the return of his original one.“I hope one day I’ll find my other talking stick, because it is a part of me. It went all around the world with me,” he said.Richer tells APTN News, the energy of the original talking stick is close to his heart.“There’s an energy that’s been there for years, I’ve been doing this for 38 years. The friend who gave it to me has passed away and so his energy is there,” he said.“My parents were there when I had it, they have now passed on. My wife was with me, she has now passed on.”last_img read more