Judge denies Sitka Tribe of Alaskas request for injunction

first_imgOutside the Sitka Courthouse courtroom (Photo by Katherine Rose/KCAW)A Juneau judge has denied Sitka Tribe of Alaska’s request for an injunction that would have required the Alaska Department of Fish and Game develop new procedures in the weeks leading up to the Sitka Sac Roe Herring Fishery. One day after hearing oral arguments from STA, ADF&G and the Southeast Herring Conservation Alliance, Judge Daniel Schally made his ruling in writing.“No party disputes the importance to the Tribe…of the subsistence fishery” he wrote in the order.  But he said the Tribe had not demonstrated that it faces “irreparable harm” if the relief isn’t granted between now and the beginning of the 2019 commercial and subsistence fisheries. And they had not, he said, shown that the seine fleet and ADF&G would be protected if the injunction was granted. Schally went on to say that trial courts have been “cautioned” against the “too frequent resort to the injunction, and in this case he said neither test for an injunction– was met.As of press time, the Sitka Tribe of Alaska had not issued a statement in response to the judge’s ruling.last_img read more

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first_img be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/techie-mods-doll-black-barbie-game-developer/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/techie-mods-doll-black-barbie-game-developer/ Marcus Montgomery, a video game designer, revealed his latest creation; an African American, game-designing Barbie doll in homage to his wife, Lisette Titre, who is also a game designer.It all started when Mattel announced its new Game Developer Barbie as part of the Barbie Careers doll collection.The toy company went all out with Game Developer Barbie’s details. She’s clad in a hip t-shirt, faded jeans, and cool glasses. She also carries a laptop with real game code graphics, tablet with the game she is working on, and a silver headset.Toy InnovatingTitre told her husband she wanted the new Barbie. However, she wanted a version with African-American skin tone. Mattel currently only has a white skin-toned version of the Game Developer doll with red hair.Image: MattelAs a designer, Montgomery got to work. He modified an African American version of Game Developer Barbie for his wife from a Black Fashionista Barbie using the Game Developer doll’s clothes and accessories.Montgomery tweeted his new creation:My wife wanted the new #gamedev @Barbie but it only came in one skin tone. I fixed the problem. #wearegamedevs pic.twitter.com/JqnPNbZqmq– Marcus Montgomery (@marcusingames) June 22, 2016Couple are Game Industry VeteransNot one to shy away from diversity issues in tech, Montgomery most recently was lead game designer at Glu Mobile. He is also the founder of WeAreGameDevs.com– a platform for supporting diversity in the gaming industry.Lisette Titre is also a successful veteran in gaming. The self-proclaimed “Olivia Pope of gaming” has graced the cover of Black Enterprise magazine and was a panelist at Black Enterprise’s TechConneXt technology summit last year for a session on opportunities in game development.Titre has worked on some notable video games including “Tiger Woods Golf,” “The Simpsons,” “Dante’s Inferno,” “Dance Central 3,” “SIMS 4,” and “Transformers Age Of Extinction” for Android and iOS. She is currently working at Ubisoft San Francisco on South Park‘s next game sequel. From Prison to Entrepreneurship: App Developer’…Matty Rich Goes From Movie Director to Video Ga…‘MAD TV’ Star Aries Spears’ Wife Files For Divorcelast_img read more