With Fresh Faces On The Assembly, Invocation Policy Will Be Debated Again

first_imgSeward’s Assemblywoman Brandii Holdmahl has previously opposed having an invocation at the assembly meetings. Next week’s meeting will be her last, with her replacement to be chosen in March. The ordinance, and appointment vote, will be heard during the Assembly’s February 14th meeting, starting at 6pm in the Borough Assembly Chambers in Soldotna. Dunne is hopeful that the change in the Assembly’s makeup will shift the balance of power and end the prayer debate. The Gilman-Bagley policy is currently the subject of a lawsuit brought by several Kenai Peninsula residents and the ACLU of Alaska. Gilman’s replacement will be one of four candidates: Thomas Randell Daly, Shauna Thornton, Hal Smalley, or Jill Schaefer. K-Beach Assemblyman Gary Knopp was replaced last month by appointee Brent Hibbert.center_img Gilman resigned last month after moving out of his district and is the author of the Assembly’s current invocation policy. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The South Peninsula’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assemblyman Willy Dunne is reviving the invocation policy debate next week, with another ordinance to eliminate the invocation. Dunne’s ordinance will be considered after the Assembly chooses a replacement for Kenai’s Assemblyman Blaine Gilman.last_img read more

​20 women across Pacific to undergo training

first_imgThe event aims to develop skills through sports to directly impact lives of young women and girls in their communities.Cricket Australia, Netball Australia and the International Cricket Council have joined forces to offer an exciting leadership opportunity for their female counterparts throughout the Pacific Islands. The program will, for the first time, bring together female leaders from across the sports sector from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Samoa, Vanuatu and Tonga.It aims to promote an increase in the number of women moving into leadership roles in sport and other sectors. Applicants include women working in provincial governments, national sporting bodies, provincial sporting bodies and women who are volunteers of their sport as well as paid employees.The Pacific Women’s Sport Leadership program will provide a targeted, high quality professional development opportunity for women through sessions designed to equip them to collectively address the challenges facing women in sport in the Pacific. The leadership program is a joint initiative of the International Cricket Council, Cricket Australia and Netball Australia, made possible through the Australian Government’s Pacific Sports Partnerships Innovation Funding.The program has been designed and delivered in partnership with Conversant, a professional training and communications company.The 20 Pacific women participants of the program are:Mherina Ahmed (Fiji), Berth Bade (PNG), Filoi Eneliko (Samoa), Lepa Fa’aiuaso (Samoa), Susan Komang (PNG), Grace Wilson Michael (PNG), Maryann Moss (Fiji), Cathy Neap (PNG), Rutha Meu Omenefa (PNG), Brenda Ribauw (Nauru), Lua Rikis (PNG), Nynette Sass (Samoa), Ruta Schwalger (Samoa), Salote Sisifa (Tonga), Siteri Tadrau (Fiji), Shareena Tanabi (PNG), Sulueti Tarasomo (PNG), Peti Tupouniua (Tonga), Sarai Vaofauna-Stephens (Vanuatu) and Lavenia Yalovi (Fiji).The 5-day program will run from the 5th to the 9th of December, in Port Moresby.last_img read more