Tony Watson lays out ‘like a 34-year-old dad,’ updates status after X-Ray

first_imgST. LOUIS — Tony Watson had two choices.The left-hander could lay his body on the line with the hope of swiping a tag on Kolten Wong, or surrender to the Cardinals second baseman after a well-placed bunt.Watson chose to take flight.“It was either try to lay out like a 34-year-old dad and make the tag or everybody was going to be safe and we’ve got a real situation on our hands,” Watson said. “I’m just glad it worked out.” With the Giants clinging to a one-run lead in the bottom of …last_img read more

Amish sheep production continues dramatic expansion

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On Wednesdays, the Mt. Hope Auction is abuzz with the excitement of the livestock sales as buyers and sellers crowd in to monitor prices. In recent years, sheep have become a much more significant part of the sale.“In the mid-90s, Mt. Hope was selling maybe 1,000 head of sheep and goats combined annually. Today they are selling more than 40,000 sheep only and still increasing,” said Leroy Kuhns. “The demand is really strong.”As the nearby auction has demanded more lamb, the Holmes County Amish population — including Kuhns and his family — has dramatically expanded sheep production. Kuhns was among the first to ramp up to commercial-scale sheep production.“When we bought our flock in ’96, I knew of only four sheep farmers in our community that had more than a hobby sized flock,” Kuhns said. “Holmes County has had a tremendous increase in sheep in the last several years.”Kuhns and his wife, Martha, took over his parents’ farm in 1986 and really emphasized diversity on the 86 acres.“We have just about done everything. We used to milk cows, we fattened beef steers, we fattened hogs, we farrowed pigs, and we raised a lot of dairy replacement heifers. The difference I see with raising sheep is that on a comparative scale some of these things we have been into is for every $30 of income you end up having $25 in cost,” Kuhns said. “With sheep, there seems to be less income, maybe a $10 income on a comparative basis, but we are able to keep $6 or $7 of that $10. There is a lot less investment and maintenance. I still want to be diversified, but right now we are really just into the sheep. We are increasing our numbers so we can make a living off of just the sheep. We are at 220-head now and might step up to 300.”The Kuhns family focused on “old style” Dorsets, in part due to their out-of-season breeding abilities.“They have the out-of-season breeding gene in them and 50% of that flock lambed the first fall. WeEwes with body depth are preferred so they can do well on grass.were raising a lot of dairy heifers at the time and we couldn’t raise enough feed. Once the sheep numbers got over 100 head we’d sell most of them and keep some of the best ewes. We did that three times through about 2001,” Kuhns said. “Now we are up to about 220 ewes. For the last 15 years or so we have just been breeding pure Dorsets. Those old style Dorset lambs are good for the Easter and Christmas markets, which is what we focused on. As time has gone on there are more foreign-born people in this country who seemingly prefer to eat lamb and there is more demand for the butterball fat roasting lamb weighing 50 to 60 pounds. About any time of year that class of lamb really sells well. The weekly high at Mt. Hope is around $3.75 a pound. The lowest high in 2016 was around $2.40 or so in the summer. Any more I don’t focus on the Christmas or Easter markets. I just focus on getting ewes bred that are open.”The consistently strong prices from the nearby auction have created demand for good breeding stock.“In the last six years we have sold breeding stock to more than 100 sheep operations. Some of those sold out of state but most of them were right in this community,” Kuhns said. “Most of our ewe lambs get sold as breeding stock and probably 10% of the ram lambs get sold as breeders.”Kuhns has worked to breed sheep that are a fit on his grass-based system.“We prefer a lot of body depth to allow them to stuff a lot of grass in there. I’ve had contact with a farmer who had a leggy ram out on grass. He had a tubular body design. He’d lose weight on grass and when they’d take him into the barn and get him on grain he’d start to gain weight. The same farmer had a Dorset ram with a lot of body capacity and he was fine on grass,” Kuhns said. “We like a ewe with a lot of body condition. I prefer to have the legs out on the corners with a wide body and a lot of stretch to them and I can never have enough muscling. There are other breeds that are fine, but if you want toThe handling system is an important part of the farm.breed out of season it narrows your choices down in the wool breeds to Dorsets and Polypays and their crosses. The hair sheep will do that too, but the hair sheep market at Mt. Hope is generally 20 to 60 cents a pound less than the wool breeds. That is why the Dorsets fit what we do. They have good muscling, good mothering and they breed out of season.”Kuhns tries to get his ewes to lamb three times in two years.“For the most part, we lamb in January, April and September, which we call an accelerated program. The group that lambs in January can lamb again in September and the group that lambs in the fall can lamb again in April,” he said. “Any individual ewe can have lambs three times in two years. We try to get from 60% to 70% of the ewes exposed to rams in the spring to conceive.”At 220-head, the Kuhns farm can produce nearly all of the feed for the flock.“We supply free choice mineral. We’ll buy lamb starter pellets, often 20% starter that is medicated to control coccidiosis. The highest-priced starter is around $16.50 for a 50-pound bag. One lamb will only consume maybe a third of a bag and they grow really well on that. We only feed creep pellets in the winter. When we lamb in January, we wean at an average of around seven weeks of age so that ewe needs to be fed no grain and coarse, poor-quality first-cutting hay for a week or so before weaning for the lamb to suck that bag down to prevent mastitis. We take them out on grass and the ewes really respond well and have great body condition after a month or so with no grain,” he said. “The spring group of lambs goes out on permanent pasture, which is generally bluegrass. The fall lambing group is often on third- or fourth-cutting mixed alfalfa grass hay. There is very little input for the spring or fall group.”The main labor with the sheep in the summer is moving the fence.“We do a lot of rotational grazing. We are probably moving a group every week,” Kuhns said. “The pastures are predominantly bluegrass with some occasional clover or orchardgrass. We don’t like to graze it shorter than three or four inches to help with parasites. However, in real life sheep don’t go by the rules and in some areas they will graze it right down and not in others so we shoot for a happy medium. We’ll put out 80 ewes to 2.5 or three acres and they are moved in a week’s time or so. It depends on the time of year and the weather.”Standing fields of corn are also an important food source on the farm.The Mt. Hope Auction is a very important market for the area Amish farming community.“With mature sheep it wouldn’t work so well, but last summer we had over 100-ewe lambs from our flock and they were born in January and in the spring. If they are any older they would be too big and they would damage the corn,” Kuhns said. “We run them into the corn field once the corn has been tasseling for a week or two, maybe late July or August. They clean up the bottom leaves and the grassy waterways and along the fences. We’ll have gravity flow water to almost all of the fields with hydrants. They get free choice mineral but that is all they get. Later in the year when they get the leaves cleaned up they will eat some of the grain. This year we had 105 ewe lambs we didn’t need to feed from early August to about the first of November. We had been no-tilling but we plowed this so there was very little parasite issue there. We lost one lamb. There is not a lot of maintenance involved, it is cool and it saves a lot on labor and feed.”For success grazing in the corn, Kuhns said to make sure the lambs are wormed and updated on their CDT vaccines to prevent overeating.Fencing can be a challenge for some Amish communities. Kuhns is permitted to use ElectroNet fence, which has been a real asset to the operation for the rotational and corn field grazing situations. It also really helps with predators.The handling system for the animals is another important tool on the farm.“Anybody with a lot of sheep that can’t afford a good handling system better not try sheep because it is hard to do it without one. Before we had this, there were a lot of things we should have done that we didn’t do because we couldn’t do them in a practical manner,” Kuhns said. “We have a scale that goes right into the head shoot. When we wean them we run the lambs over that scale. Whatever lambs are 48 pounds are over are sold that day on the meat market if they are not being kept back for breeding stock. That handling system is really worth a lot if you want to sort the ewes, check their bags or worm them.”Looking forward, further expansion to 300-head would require additional lambing facilities and purchasing hay.“I have a son that is 29 that is working with us on the farm. It remains to be seen if two households can make a living raising sheep on 86 acres. I feel it is possible, but there is quite a bit of labor involved when we are lambing in the winter,” Kuhns said. “Farming has a way of humbling you, but I am always learning and I love sharing information with others. I am excited about it. There is not a guarantee you will have a profit, but the sheep market has been good for many, many years, especially the roasting lamb market. I feel there is a lot of potential in sheep farming.”last_img read more

Hey, Facebook! Connecting The World To The Web Isn’t Enough

first_imgServerless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting selena larson Tags:#City of Chicago#Facebook#internet.org center_img How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Facebook’s new Internet.org initiative is the latest in a series of ambitious tech-company plans to solve a global problem: the lack of Internet connectivity across the developing world, and even poorer areas of industrialized nations. Too bad it’s so short on the issue of how to get there from here.The initiative began with founding members Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm and Samsung, eventually government and industry leaders will also be involved.But Facebook might be able to take some pointers from an unlikely source: The city of Chicago.First, some background. Last week, Facebook teamed up with six telecom companies to launch Internet.org, a project that vaguely promises to make the Internet available to everyone on Earth, specifically focusing on underdeveloped countries. Facebook’s interest isn’t entirely altruistic; like most all the companies working on similar projects, including Google, it has a business incentive. The social network has begun expanding in the developing world with its Facebook for Every Phone program, which now boasts 100 million users every month. It’s not just the emerging countries that remain largely disconnected. About 20 percent of U.S. adults don’t use the Internet at home, work, school or by mobile device. The Obama administration is making a push to expand online access to citizens, and there are many efforts in marginalized communities to make that happen.Extending Internet access to the world’s underserved communities is a noble cause, but it won’t do much good unless people also have the resources to use it to improve their education, economic development and elevate their communities out of poverty. And so far, Internet.org hasn’t had much to say on that score.The City of Chicago may have an answer. One program, called Smart Communities, offers a blueprint that could help bring impoverished nations into the 21st century. Chicago’s Smart CommunitiesTo tackle the digital divide, Chicago has changed the digital landscape of lower-income communities—bolstered by $6.8 million in federal stimulus funds in 2010.The Smart Communities project, a program supported by the City of Chicago and a variety of community-driven organizations, set out to increase Internet connectivity in five moderate to low-income neighborhoods by educating residents on the importance and value of technology and providing the tools they need to access it.After two years, the success was substantial. Over 30,000 households have adopted broadband through this program and over 14,000 people have gone through technology training. People in Smart Communities are 15 percent more likely to be online compared to those in similar neighborhoods.   What numbers don’t tell us is that many people who have gone through the program have gained increases in pay, received new jobs, and connected with their family members across the world. Smart Communities has also sparked new computer-related education and training efforts.One such story is Englewood Codes, a 10-week summer program that teaches teens how to build a computer with the Raspberry Pi and then design multimedia websites. Its Kickstarter campaign raised almost double the initial ask of $5,500.Build Trust In The CommunitySo what can this program teach tech giants like Facebook about closing the digital divide on a global scale? Smart Communities garnered the support of the neighborhoods it would be servicing by partnering with economic development and community organizations that had already built trust with the residents.  “We really asked the community what their goals were,” said Francesca Rodriquez, a director at the City of Chicago’s department of innovation and technology. “They didn’t go out and prescribe for the community, the community prescribed for them.”No matter how beneficial to education and economic welfare an initiative is, companies might see push back from residents if they try to force connectivity down residents’ throats. If Facebook and Google want to make an impact in impoverished areas across the globe, it’s imperative to begin building trust within the local communities. Chicago advertised Smart Communities by showcasing success stories.Offer Education “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.”The message is timeless. But the medium is quite different in the modern era.Smart Communities program hosted over 1,000 trainings to educate both adults and youth how to use computers and mobile devices, including setting up profiles on social media, Microsoft Office training and how to find access to city resources. Classes in Spanish proved to be a tremendous asset to the program, as two of the communities were predominately Hispanic.The program distributed laptops and software to 1280 residents who had gone through technology trainings and supplied 100 businesses with desktop computers. In addition to providing hardware, the city partnered with companies including HP and Sprint to set up large Internet kiosks in public locations throughout the communities and provide WiFi cards to give individuals access at home.Any benevolent organization can give people a computer or smartphone and say that they have done their duty to expanding knowledge across the world. It is quite another thing to teach them to use those tools to help improve their lives.Understand Why People Need TechnologyIn today’s hyper-connected American society, it’s hard to fathom why anyone would want to be disconnected. But there are still many Americans that don’t use the Internet. For the city of Chicago, Rodriguez said it was essential to the program’s success to have data on why people don’t use the Internet.Are people concerned about the cost? Are they frustrated by lack of knowledge and skills? What if they just don’t fundamentally understand why this Internet thing is in the first place? By understanding the reasons why people don’t use the Internet, workshops can be tailored to address what the community needs the most. Although residents had the ability to connect with broadband access, many of them chose not to use it. For Chicago’s neighborhoods, cost was the largest factor deterring Internet use, surprisingly followed by a lack of interest with almost 40 percent of respondents showing no desire to be connected. Internet.org wants to bring Internet to people like Jennifer in Ghana, a lofty goal considering the immense poverty plaguing many global communities. Photo credit: Selena LarsonLooking To The FutureEducating a disconnected community isn’t cheap. While bold in their goals, the Smart Communities program might have to restructure their ambitions when the initial funding runs out on September 30. Between hardware, staff and curriculum, the costs can add up quickly.The challenge in most altruistic endeavors is that while hearts are in the right place, checkbooks are not. Facebook and its partners have yet to disclose how exactly Internet.org will be funded, but if it took Chicago almost $7 million to come this far, the early cost projections for connecting the world must be substantial.The creators of Chicago’s Smart Communities did so with the purpose of elevating the community. The economic benefit to the city might have marginally increased, but it was the altruistic nature of the program that really drove success.This is where Internet.org partners might find a hiccup. Although Mark Zuckerberg claims the intentions are charitable, it would be remiss to overlook the potential revenue an additional 5 billion connected people would bring. If the project survives, it will be on the shoulders of the companies’ good intentions. Otherwise, when the project hits a significant financial snag, they might turn and run.Of course these two initiatives are fundamentally different. Families living in Chicago’s underserved communities still live in a nation that is well connected and provides tremendous opportunities to rise out of poverty, while many of the people Internet.org will be serving face much larger struggles. However, if we look exclusively at the technology and structure behind the initiatives that focus on closing the digital gap, a fully connected world seems possible.  Related Posts last_img read more

Govt. soft on the Sanstha: Damodar Mauzo

first_imgSahitya Akademi Award-winning writer Damodar Mauzo, who has been provided police security recently following threats to his life, said on Wednesday that the Goa government had gone soft on Sanatan Sanstha, a right-wing Hindu outfit.“Why has this happened today? When in 2009 the bomb blast happened, the State government went soft on the accused. If the government had remained firm, this would not have come to pass,” he said at a solidarity meeting convened in the city to condemn the death threat to the writer. The meeting — called by the Goa unit of Dakshinayan Abhiyan, a national-level movement of progressive writers and rationalists, and prominent Goan writers like Datta Naik, Vishram Gupte, Pundalik Naik, and N. Shivadas, among others — demanded that the State government should ban Sanatan Sanstha.Two sadhaks of Sanatan Sanstha died while ferrying an improvised explosive device (IED) bomb towards a crowded Diwali function in 2009. The Sanstha has, however, maintained that it did not have any role in the bomb blast. Eight of their members were accused, but six were subsequently acquitted. A Congress-led coalition government was in power at the time. Meanwhile, Sanatan Sanstha, in a press release said that the campaign of the ‘Dakshinayan’ meeting was a clear-cut show of anti-Hindu attitude.In a press release, Mr. Chetan Rajhans, spokesman of Sanatan Sanstha said, “Those who are putting allegations of Madgaon bomb explosion on Sanatan Sanstha seem to have no trust in the judiciary or the constitution. During Congress rule, six seekers of Sanatan Sanstha were proved innocent and were acquitted by the court from the case.” Mr. Rajhans further said that there was not a single case registered against Sanstha and it has not been proved guilty in any of the cases.At the meeting, Mr. Mauzo also said that in the name of evicting Rohingyas from Assam, the national register of citizens was being used to de-list native Indians. “Do you know what is happening in Assam? In the name of evicting Rohingyas they have prepared a National Register of Citizens. Please go and see whose names have come on it. Please understand the agenda behind it and the thought behind it is betrayal of society,” Mr. Mauzo said, calling the controversial national register of citizens an “unconstitutional move.”last_img read more

2016 Australian Team Announcement

first_imgThere’s plenty of exciting stories to come out of our Australian team announcement for the 2016 Trans Tasman Series. Join us as we look through the teams, pointing out some honourable mentions for the upcoming series. Men’s Open The Australian Men’s Open team sees 10 players return from the successful 2015 World Cup team, as well as 2015 World Cup Mixed Open champions Scott Bundy and Daniel Barton. Shaun Francis will wear the green and gold for the first time, while Jordan Marshall-King, Jayden Love and Lachlan Pierce have all transitioned through the Youth program into the Men’s Open team, with Marshall-King playing in the 2011 and 2013 Youth Trans Tasman Series events (20’s Boys), Love in the 2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series (20’s Boys) and Pierce in the 2013 Youth Trans Tasman Series (18’s Boys). Pierce, the 2015 Elite Eight Player of the Final and Player of the Series, follows in his late father’s footsteps by being selected in the Australian Men’s Open team. Craig Pierce represented Australia on 37 occasions, including three World Cups, and was inducted into the TFA Hall of Fame in 2003. Lachlan joins Peter Norman and Daniel Barton in the current team as players whose fathers have also represented Australia in the Men’s Open division.Women’s Open Nine players return to the Australian Women’s Open team from last year’s World Cup winning side, as well as Yasmin Meakes, who has moved into the Women’s team after two years in the Mixed program. The side welcomes Hayley Maddick for the first time in Australian colours in her international debut. Sisters being selected in the Australian Women’s Open team has been a regular occurrence over the past decade, with the likes of the Judd’s, Winchester’s, Hopkin’s and now the Davis’ sisters, Danni and Shellie. After captaining the Australian 18’s Girls team in 2015, Shellie joins Danni in the Women’s Open side for the 2016 series, with Danni heading into her third campaign in the Australian Women’s Open team. Four players from the Australian 18’s Girls team have transitioned into the Women’s Open side for the 2016 Trans Tasman Series – Shellie Davis, Tayla Clifford, Mia Johnstone and Emma Sykes. There’s plenty of youth in this Australian team, with three 18-year-olds (Shellie Davis, Tayla Clifford and Hannah Dyball) as well as two 17-year-olds (Mia Johnstone and Emma Sykes). Mixed Open Like the Women’s Open team, nine players from the 2015 World Cup winning side return to the Mixed Open team for the 2016 Trans Tasman Series. The six debutants in the team have all progressed through to the Open’s divisions from the Youth program in recent years – James Blackwood (2015 Australian 20’s Boys), Ciaran Toner (2013 Australian 18’s Boys and 2015 Australian 20’s Boys), Adam Pryde (2011 Australian 18’s Boys and 2013 Australian 20’s Boys), Paige Parker and Katherine Stevens (2015 Australian 20’s Girls) and Zara Nicholas (2015 Australian 18’s Girls). Keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information in the lead up to the 2016 Trans Tasman Series:Website – www.touchfootball.com.auFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (Be sure to use the #transtasman2016 hashtag)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia YouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus Related LinksAussie Team Announcementlast_img read more

a month agoSheffield Utd manager Wilder talks Van Winckel influence

first_imgSheffield Utd manager Wilder talks Van Winckel influenceby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSheffield United manager Chris Wilder insists he’s happy to work with Jan van Winckel.Van Winckel, who was appointed a United director before the dispute between Kevin McCabe and Prince Abdullah spilled into the public arena, has been a close confidant of the Saudi Arabian for over two decades.Wilder said, “There was talk about improving certain aspects of the club. I know the angle (about) Jan. He has been a member of the board for sometime so he has, of course, been involved in the decisions. Anything to improve the club, I am open to.”But I am a hands-on manager. In terms of Jan’s expertise, it is there to be seen in terms of his track record. He has been involved in all of the decisions, recruitment and the like because he’s on the board. I’m not pig headed enough to think I know everything.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

PRRD holds special meeting on next steps for Caribou Recovery

first_imgAccording to Brownsey, they have two goals that focus on the recovery of caribou and ensuring the success of the affected communities, while also maintaining a form of dialogue that will allow community members to have future input on the matter.Doyle says establishing a leadership table and a common knowledge base is important when it comes to Caribou Recovery.“That’s exactly what we were thinking through is a leadership table that would be able to oversee and provide input for the development of the Section 11 and the Partnership Agreements. I think that establishing a common knowledge base is really important to ensure that everything is known, from on the state of the caribou, on the economic analysis, and that is shared and everybody has an opportunity to question the experts that have done that work.”Lekstrom says he remains optimistic that they can develop a path forward, adding that it will take everybody at the table to form a resolution on the Caribou Recovery Program.“I remain optimistic that we can find a path forward but it will take, as it was laid out here, everybody at the table to find that resolution.”The full special meeting can be found on the Regional District’s website. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District Board held a special meeting on Friday, August 23, to hear about the next steps for Caribou Recovery in the Peace Region.Presenting to the Board on the next steps for Caribou Recovery were Community Liaisons Blair Lekstrom and Lorne Brownsey. Also in attendance was Cassie Doyle of Environment and Climate Change Canada.Brownsey says he was appointed by Premier John Horgan to facilitate an engagement process that aims to establish a pathway to conclude the Caribou Recovery agreements and in a manner that reflects the concerns of all community members.last_img read more

Kentucky sex offenders contact with student athletes prompts response from Ohio State

A day after the news about the contact between a convicted sex offender Charles Eric Waugh and Ohio State student-athletes, the OSU athletic department released an official statement addressing the matter. “The issue surrounding the individual from Kentucky is being treated by the Department of Athletics as a student-athlete welfare issue,” the OSU athletic department said in a press release late Friday. “When the University became aware that this individual had been seen in pictures-taken in public places-with student-athletes, proactive precautions were taken and the Department of Athletics alerted more than 1,000 OSU student-athletes about this person.” On Thursday, The Lantern obtained an email sent from OSU athletic director for compliance Doug Archie informing Buckeye student-athletes that the university was aware of the contact made between OSU players and Waugh. Listed on Kentucky’s sex offender registry, Waugh, 31, made contact with OSU student-athletes and coaches through social media, using the Twitter handle, @BdubsTriviaGuru. One of the players Waugh made contact with was four-star linebacker recruit Alex Anzalone from OSU’s 2013 class. In a photo circulating around the web, Anzalone is seen with Waugh, fellow 2013 OSU recruit Joey Bosa and Notre Dame verbal-commit Mike Heuerman. On Friday, Anzalone announced his de-commitment from the OSU 2013 class. At this time, it is not clear whether the de-commitment is related to his contact with Waugh. Other OSU student-athletes in contact with Waugh on Twitter include Buckeyes football wide receiver Verlon Reed and former OSU offensive lineman and Cleveland Browns signee, J.B. Shugarts on May 3 and April 28, respectively, In the email sent to OSU student-athletes, Archie warned student athletes of the potential problems that could arise when making contact with a registered sex offender. “The individuals who you associate with on social networking sites (i.e., Twitter, Facebook) can have negative implications on your reputation and the university,” Archie said in the email. “Please remember to choose your ‘social media friends’ carefully!” Archie’s email also included a mugshot of Waugh, as well as links to informational sites about how to block Twitter and Facebook users. Waugh was not made available after The Lantern requested comments from him on Thursday. However, Charlene Waugh, Charles’ Waugh’s mother, told The Lantern she was not aware that the email had been sent to OSU student-athletes, but said that plans were in the works “to clear her son’s name on Tuesday.” In its official statement, the OSU athletic department said Waugh is not associated with OSU in any manner. “He is not a booster. He has not engaged in any activities on behalf of the University,” the athletic department said. “The Department of Athletics will continue to monitor this issue and it will remain proactive in its efforts with regard to precautions for its student-athletes.” read more

Kenaitze Among Alaska Native Tribes Suing Drug Companies

first_imgThe complaint accuses drug manufacturers of marketing their products as safer and less addictive than they actually are, and accuses distributors of failing to halt suspicious orders and keep the drugs out of the black market. Among those is the Kenaitze Indian Tribe of the Kenai Peninsula. There are a total of five including; the Native Village of Afognak, the Native Village of Port Heiden, the Akiak Native Community and the Asa’carsarmiut Tribe of Mountain Village. The restitution amount the tribes are seeking has not been determined yet. According to the Complaint, “it’s created an Alaska Native community ravaged by painkiller addiction, overdose deaths, infant dependency, increased homelessness and rising suicide rates.”center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A group of Alaska Native Tribes has filed suit accusing drug manufacturers of marketing their products as safer and less addictive than they actually are. The list of defendants includes OxyContin and Percocet, as well as distributors and retailers like Walmart, Walgreens and Kroger.last_img read more