Panel Discussion to Begin Workers’ Week

first_imgStory Highlights A panel discussion, titled ‘Reparation and the Modern Labour Movement in Jamaica’, will be held on Monday, May 14 at the Institute of Jamaica Lecture Hall, 10-16 East Street, Kingston, beginning at 11:00 a.m.The two-hour event is the first activity to commemorate Workers’ Week, being celebrated under the theme ‘Preserving our Legacy, Unfolding Progress’. Workers’ Week, which begins on May 14, will culminate on Labour Day, May 23.The panel discussion is being organised by the African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB), a division of the Institute of Jamaica, in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.Speakers at the event are President of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), Steven Golding; Researcher at the Centre for Reparation, Jodi-Ann Quarrie; and Head of the Hugh Lawson Shearer Trade Union Institute, Danny Roberts. Moderator is former lecturer in the Department of Government at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Professor Rupert Lewis.Senior Research Fellow of the ACIJ/JMB, David Brown, told JIS News that each speaker will give insight into the topic for about 10 minutes, after which there will be discussions and a question and answer session.He said the riots at the Frome Sugar Factory in May 1938, the arguments for the improvement of workers’ rights, especially in contemporary Jamaica, and the arguments for reparation will be part of the discussion.“We want members of the public to come and to listen to the arguments that are put forward. We want them to understand why Workers’ Week is important; what the struggles were that workers had to go through to gain the rights that they have, and… the situations and conditions that existed prior to 1938 that made workers in Jamaica restive and [that] they had to protest to get these improvements,” he said.He said that people need to understand the struggles the ancestors had to go through to champion the rights that Jamaicans now enjoy in the civil service and the private sector, noting that workers sometimes take benefits for granted, such as vacation leave, maternity pay for women, the regular nine-to-five workday, and sick leave. “None of those at the time were afforded to workers,” he added.Mr. Brown said that this year marks the 80th anniversary of the 1938 riots in Frome, which he said triggered the “the genesis of the modern labour movement, which gave birth to the Trade Union Movement”.He is encouraging the public, especially students, to attend the event, so as to understand the importance of Workers’ Week.“We want as many students as possible who can attend to come, because the issue of riots and labour movement, and to some extent reparation, are part of the CXC (Caribbean Examinations Council) syllabi,” he added. A panel discussion, titled ‘Reparation and the Modern Labour Movement in Jamaica’, will be held on Monday, May 14 at the Institute of Jamaica Lecture Hall, 10-16 East Street, Kingston, beginning at 11:00 a.m. The panel discussion is being organised by the African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB), a division of the Institute of Jamaica, in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport. Speakers at the event are President of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), Steven Golding; Researcher at the Centre for Reparation, Jodi-Ann Quarrie; and Head of the Hugh Lawson Shearer Trade Union Institute, Danny Roberts. Moderator is former lecturer in the Department of Government at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Professor Rupert Lewis.last_img read more

Art instructor charged with sexual assault of 7yearold girl at 4Cats Arts Studio

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Toronto police have arrested and charged a 24-year-old man with sexually assaulting a seven-year-old girl while she attended his art classes out of a west-end arts studio.Toronto man Jordan Pereira was an instructor at 4Cats Arts Studio in the Junction Triangle where the girl attended a 10-week arts program.Police allege that Pereira sexually assaulted her during multiple program sessions at the Dupont Street location. Advertisement Joey Simon, the owner of 4Cats Enterprises Inc., said Pereira went through the same screening process as any one of their other instructors.“Our employees are required as a condition of employment, to undergo a strict police criminal records check prior to commencing employment. Mr. Pereira had undergone such a criminal records check and there was never any indication of prior inappropriate behaviour,” Simon said.Police are concerned that there are other victims.Police are advising parents to speak to their children who have taken classes at the studio. Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Facebook Login/Register With:last_img read more

American Business Medias 2012 Neal Award Winners

first_imgThis story first appears on FOLIO: sister site, minonline. Business-to-business media were in the forefront on March 16 as American Business Media presented its 58th annual Jesse H. Neal Awards at a New York luncheon. Top honor–the Grand Neal Award–went to Architectural Record (McGraw-Hill Cos.) for its September 2011 special issue New York: The Death and Life of a Great American City. This was AR’s commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, and it was appropriate that Firehouse (Cygnus Business Media) was a Grand Neal finalist for its September 11 commemorative. Also recognized was American Lawyer Media VP/editor-in-chief (since 2010) Aric Press, who received the ABM’s 44th Crain Award, which is named for the late Crain Communications and Advertising Age founder (1930) G.D. Crain, Jr.In addition, Government Executive Media Group (Atlantic Media Co.) VP/editor-in-chief Tom Shoop received the Timothy White Award (named after the late Billboard editor), which is “presented annually to an editor who displays courage, integrity and passion.” There are 11 Neal Award categories with these classifications:Class A: Less than $3 million in annual revenueClass B: $3 million to $7 million in annual revenueClass C:. More than $7 million in annual revenueSummit Business, American Lawyer Media and Advanstar earned multiple awards. A full list of winners is available here.last_img read more

Protection for Sage Grouse Could Jeopardize Training Facilities House Committee Says

first_imgLanguage in the House version of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill would bar the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from increasing federal protection for the greater sage grouse, over concerns that listing the grassland bird as threatened or endangered would restrict the use of military training grounds and firing ranges in the western United States.A decision by the wildlife service to list the greater sage grouse likely would restrict military access to training grounds and firing ranges, reduce the number of exercises and limit the number of overflights and ground movements, the Army and Air Force has said, reported Stars and Stripes.The grouse’s habitat encompasses parts of 11 western states. Energy development and other activities threaten the black and brown bird by reducing the sagebrush it relies on for cover.Grouse inhabit the 327,000-acre Yakima Training Center in Washington and Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, according to the Army. The Air Force said training activity in the 100,000-acre Saylor Creek bombing and training range and the Utah Test and Training Range west of Salt Lake City could be curtailed.“Listing the sage-grouse could have serious repercussions for many critical DOD training facilities in the western United States. We should not further threaten our military’s readiness when it is already in such a precarious state,” Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.), chairman of the Armed Services’ Readiness Subcommittee, told the publication.The wildlife service now is under a court order to make a listing decision on the greater sage grouse by Sept. 30 in a legal battle with conservationists that spans more than 15 years.An Interior Department spokeswoman said the agency is working with DOD on grouse preservation. The Endangered Species Act allows the secretary of defense to obtain an exemption from the law’s requirements if necessary for national security, she said. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday January 3 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Thursday, January 3, 2019:#1) Pints & Pages At Pancho’s CantinaThe Wilmington Memorial Library is hosting its monthly Pints & Pages (social book club for 20 and 30-year-olds) meeting at 7pm at Pancho’s Cantina. Instead of discussing a particular book this month, meet up to share your latest favorite reads, watches & listens! Plus get great recommendations from others. Bring along at least two (books, movies, series, podcasts, etc.) to share! If you don’t have it in hand, that’s okay! Just remember the title. Register HERE.#2) Board Game Design For Teens At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting a Board Game Design workshop for teens. Have an idea for your own board game? Bring it to life! Over the course of six sessions, you will come to understand the process from start to finish through instruction by a professional board game designer, while you work on your projects at home. Space is limited. Grades 7-12. Registration is full, but there is a waiting list HERE.#3) Lego Building At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a Lego Building session from 3:45pm to 4:45pm. Build a unique LEGO creation.  For Kindergarten & up! No registration required.#4) Drop-In Meditation At Wilmington LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting a meditation class at 12:30pm. Join technology librarian Brad McKenna for his weekly drop-in meditation sessions. It will be a mixture of silent and guided meditations. The Insight Timer app will be used so you can continue your practice at home. No registration required.#5) Wilmington Recreation Commission MeetingThe Wilmington Recreation Commission meets at 5pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, September 5, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, July 11, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, September 3, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Indian woman cuts off alleged stalkers genitals

first_imgL A 47-year-old Indian woman allegedly attacked her 27-year-old neighbour after he made sexual advances towards her — Photo: ANIA middle-aged Indian woman attacked her alleged stalker and cut off his genitals before rushing him to hospital to save his life, police said on Thursday.The accused woman on Tuesday asked two men to lure the 25-year-old to an isolated place in the suburbs of Mumbai where the three of them assaulted him and the woman used a kitchen knife to cut off his genitals, police said.In a statement to police, the 42-year-old woman said the victim was her neighbor and had several times harassed her. She decided to “teach him a lesson”, a police inspector told Reuters.But the woman realized he could die and rushed him to hospital. Both the knife and the genitals have been recovered, police said.“He is on ventilator support and is still critical,” said a doctor at the hospital.The woman and her two alleged acquaintances are in police custody while investigations continue.Sexual violence and harassment of women have been a growing concern in India in recent years and police and governments have been criticized for failing to keep the streets of major cities safe.last_img read more

Art for arts sake

first_imgTo achive this objective a three days Art Education Seminar and Workshop was organised by Lalit Kala Akademi from 21 to 24 January.The attempt of Lalit Kala Akademi in conducting this seminar was to act as a catalyst and in bringing art veterans and budding artistes under one roof, to be able to gain out of the distinguished speakers that have dedicated their life time to art and culture. During the three days the audience consisted of students, professors and masters from diverse disciplines. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Renowned people from various fields like Ravinder Singh, secretary, ministry of culture, Subhadra Mitra Channa, professor, department of anthropology, DU, senior curator and art critic Gayatri Sinha, were part of the first day  of the seminar to speak on the Importance of Art Education.Commenting on the art eduction Sadanand Menon, eminent art critic said that, ‘The necessity for the revitalisation of art education is not a matter of dispute. Education is the ability to ask questions and not be passive receivers of knowledge. Arts political, economic and social dimension should be recognised and promoted.’ The last day of the event, witnessed a splendid display of exhibition by various artists from different states. Artist from different disciplines were invited like Nathu Lal Verma for Fresco, Jayesh Kumar L Mandanka and Sompura for Stone Carving, Dadhi Pathak for Bamboo Art, Panditram for Bhittit Chitra and Jali work, Partha Dasgupta who made beautiful jewellery from Terracotta tiles. Also at display were Thangka Paintings, Pata Paintings, Kangra Paintings, Dogra Casting and more. The Artist that came depicts the diversity of the Indian culture through their performances, art and interdisciplinary workshop. Arts Education fosters both cultural awareness and promotes cultural practices which are transmitted from one generation to the next. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixVenkat Raman Shyam from Madhaya Pradesh presented Gonda art tradition says that art is a unique form which should be improvised with the modern time and therefore is placed in the category of contemporary art. Further the artist use contemporary mediums like acrylic. The other demonstration includes the stone carvers from the Akshar Dham Temple, handloom weavers form Pata-silk tradition and North East handloom weavers. The Seminar and Workshop reflected the ideology that arts are both the manifestation of culture and the means of communication.last_img read more

Animal lovers claim police action cops say allegation baseless

first_imgKolkata: Several animal lovers were allegedly beaten up by the Bidhannagar Police on Tuesday night in front of Swasthaya Bhavan. Actor Debolina Dutta and Tathagata Mukherjee stated that the police had beaten them without any provocation. However, Bidhannagar Police have denied the allegation of beating them up and alleged that the group of pet lovers were creating a nuisance and hurled abusive languages at the cops and also at the lady police personnel. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAccording to Dutta, a group of animal lovers were protesting against the decision of allowing the two nursing students to attend class who were allegedly accused of murdering 16 puppies recently. Police personnel were also there since morning. It is alleged that late on Tuesday night, all of a sudden, police personnel started using abusive languages at them. They even assaulted a protester. Seeing him getting harassed, others present there protested. It is alleged that the cops then started beating up the demonstrators. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose”We were peacefully sitting on the road and sloganeering. All of a sudden, police personnel started abusing us verbally and even beat us up despite our protest being a peaceful one. Even male police personnel heckled female protesters. Actually, they wanted to end their duty and go home and thus, they did this,” said Dutta. Though the actor and others claimed that police had beaten them without any provocation, Bidhannagar Police have denied the allegations. According to senior police officials, the protesters were creating nuisance in the area. They were repeatedly asked to leave the place but they did not bother to listen. On the contrary, protesters used abusive languages targeting the cops. Deputy Commissioner of Police (headquarters) Amit Javalgi gave a written statement which read: “They marched towards the Swasthaya Bhavan and were stopped at the gates as 144 CrPC is promulgated around the building. The animal lovers continued their protest. The protest continued till midnight. The police did not impede them from doing so. However, after midnight, few protestors started beating drums causing nuisance in the area. Matters became serious when few of them started passing lewd remarks on lady police officers. When the officers went to attend and resolve the issue amicably they were pushed by few agitated protestors. Police tried to confine those who attacked them but they fled. The rest of the crowd left peacefully after that. If the police had any intention to take action against the protestors, they would have done it much earlier and wouldn’t have waited till 1 am. No matter what the cause creating public nuisance by beating drums in the dead of the night and abusing policemen and lady police officers on duty is an offence. Police are duty-bound to ensure peaceful assembly but are equally responsible to ensure order.”last_img read more

Upgrade your beauty regime to be Monsoon ready

first_imgThe monsoon is undoubtedly a time for fun and freshness. But while the season can conjure a pretty picture, the humidity is known to cause your skin and hair to misbehave so make sure you are prepared well in advance for a hassle-free rainy season.Beauty Experts share tips to keep you looking flawless amidst the rains.Tips for skin care and makeup-During the rains, your skin really needs to breathe without feeling oily and greasy. It requires care that is nourishing and also protects from constant dampness and pollution. Using the aloe aqua gel moisturizes your skin, removes dryness and leaves it feeling soft and smooth. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfNo matter how cloudy it gets, your skin always needs to be protected from the sun. Using the ultra-matte gel gives your skin a non-sticky, lightweight and ultra-matte finish while also protecting it from the sun.Using an everyday skin stylist like a CC cream infused with natural ingredients like aloe vera can give you the dual benefit of makeup and nourishment that it requires.Monsoon is not the time to go heavy on your makeup regime. Create a ‘no makeup’ – makeup look by pairing a matte, poppy lipstick with winged eye created using a waterproof gel kajal. Choose a foundation enriched with a light formula or give your foundation some rest by going for a loose face powder. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveFocus on bringing out your natural and fresh glow rather than overloading your skin with products. Opt for products which are infused with natural ingredients like aloe vera and honey as they are multi-beneficial and work mildly on your skin.A special tip for all nine to five women: Your skin goes through a sudden shock when you leave your cool air-conditioned office and step outside. So, use products which are non- greasy and non- oily for your skin to stay as fresh as possible. Tips for haircare-During the long monsoon month there is high oil secretion on the scalp which makes the hair looks flat at the roots, to combat this it is essential to wash your hair regularly.Anti-bacterial hair shampoos and cleansers are essential for the scalp as they help fight fungal and bacterial infections. Rainwater is usually acidic and dirty, so if you get wet in the rain use a protective leave-in product and dry your hair using a hairdryer. The product will form a protective layer on your hair and shield it from the damage rainwater can causeOpt for a deodorizer that suits your hair to ensure it smells good always.Towel drying your hair while dabbing it is recommended over rubbing it. Rubbing wet hair might cause it to break due to the friction.Use a wide tooth comb in your hair, this will ensure that your hair doesn’t break or gets damaged.Tips for hairstyling-Boxer braids – This favorite elementary school hairstyle is fierce yet fuss-free and perfect for the humid weather. Prepare your hair using an anti-frizz serum and create a center part down to the nape of your neck, and clip one side away. Braid the unclipped side by taking some hair at the top and separating it into 3 equal sections. Next, take the left section and cross it under the middle one. Now take the right section and cross it under the middle too. Now start adding more hair into the braid. Take a small section of the hair that’s already down on the left side and combine it with the current left section. Repeat the process with the hair down the right side, until you reach the ends of your hair and secure with a hair elastic. Repeat the process on the other side.Half Up Half Down Space Buns- Prepare your hair with a volumising dry shampoo to give your hair volume for days! Brush your hair, creating a messy center part. Put an index finger on the arch of each eyebrow, trace back into your hair and hold. Split the hair you gathered into two halves, creating ponytails and secure them with hair elastics. Twist the first ponytail around the hair elastic, creating a bun. Repeat the process on the other side. Apply some curling mousse to the loose hair, for boho-inspired beachy waves.last_img read more