March Against Crime and Teenage Pregnancy in Clarendon

first_imgRelatedMinistry of Youth and Culture Builds Out Capacity Photo: ContributedMembers of the Clarendon Parish Development Committee Benevolent Society, with banner displayed, distribute handbills during an anti-crime march through Lionel Town in Clarendon, recently. RelatedCDA on Hand to Support Grieving Families, says Youth Minister March Against Crime and Teenage Pregnancy in ClarendonJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsHundreds of business operators, workers, residents and students of Lionel Town, Clarendon, protested against crime and other social challenges facing the parish at a march throughout the town last Friday, January 30.The event was organised by the Clarendon Youth and Child Protection Committee (CYCPC).Data garnered in the crafting of the Clarendon Local Sustainable Development Plan is showing an upsurge in teenage pregnancy as well as criminal behaviour in schools.center_img RelatedGrounation to Focus on Drums March Against Crime and Teenage Pregnancy in Clarendon CultureFebruary 4, 2015Written by: Shelly-Ann Irving Hundreds of business operators, workers, residents and students of Lionel Town, Clarendon, protested against crime and other social challenges facing the parish at a march throughout the town last Friday, January 30.The event was organised by the Clarendon Youth and Child Protection Committee (CYCPC).Data garnered in the crafting of the Clarendon Local Sustainable Development Plan is showing an upsurge in teenage pregnancy as well as criminal behaviour in schools.Chairperson for the CYCPC, Melbourine McPherson, said that the march was to draw attention to the issues and also voice the group’s condemnation.“The data shows that there is an increasing number of gangs in our schools. This committee is made up mainly of young people and we want to say as young people that we are against criminal activities and teenage pregnancy,” she said.“We sometimes think that persons understand what is happening and we also assume that they know what to do, not realising that they sometimes do not. Society does not provide good role models for our children; we have some dysfunctional families and we must address these issues,” she contended.The day’s activities were guided by the theme: ‘Put Eh Dung, No…Yuh Nuh Ready’.“We believe this theme encapsulates all that we want to say. ‘Put Eh Dung’ is addressing crime and violence, the guns, drugs. ‘No…Yuh Nuh Ready’, we are talking about teenage pregnancy. We have young people thinking that they are ready to become parents when in reality some of them do not have parents to emulate,” she lamented.The march started at Watsonton Primary, and travelled through Lionel Town before ending at the Paisley Community Centre.Miss McPherson expressed gratitude to the supporters of the march including the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Child Development Agency (CDA), Custos of Clarendon, William Shagoury; the Clarendon Parish Development Committee Benevolent Society, the Citizen Security and Justice Programme, and Men With a Message.Miss McPherson also thanked the students and the residents for coming out in their numbers.Meanwhile, Lionel Town resident, Nordia Brown, told JIS News that her hope is for more persons to have an “eye opening experience” regarding what is happening in Clarendon.“More people need to…recognise the seriousness of crime and teenage pregnancy. Even once per week, we hear of how children are affected by crime. I believe this march will help persons to see that this is not right and that they need to speak out against these issues affecting young people,” she said.Head Boy of Alley Primary and Junior High School, Adrian Mundle, who also participated in the march, is encouraging students to abstain from sexual activities as well as drugs and violence.“Jamaica is the most beautiful country in the whole world, and violence and beauty do not mix,” he said.The CYCPC, through this and other initiatives, positively contributes to Vision 2030, which aims to make Jamaica the place of choice to live, work, raise families, and do business.Next on the committee’s agenda is the Clarendon Children’s Conference (Triple C), to be held in May. Advertisementslast_img read more

US Tries to Contain Damage From Leaked Documents

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email WASHINGTON – The release of more than 250,000 classified State Department documents forced the Obama administration into damage control, trying to contain fallout from unflattering assessments of world leaders and revelations about backstage U.S. diplomacy.The publication of the secret memos and documents amplified widespread global alarm about Iran’s nuclear ambitions and unveiled occasional U.S. pressure tactics aimed at hot spots in Afghanistan, Pakistan and North Korea. The leaks also disclosed bluntly candid impressions from both diplomats and other world leaders about America’s allies and foes.Italy’s Foreign Minister Franco Frattini called the release the “Sept. 11 of world diplomacy,” in that everything that had once been accepted as normal has now changed.In the wake of the massive document dump by online whistleblower WikiLeaks and numerous media reports detailing their contents, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was expected to address the diplomatic repercussions on Monday. Clinton could deal with the impact first hand after she leaves Washington on a four-nation tour of Central Asia and the Middle East — a region that figures prominently in the leaked documents.Rep. Peter Hoekstra of Michigan, the senior Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, called the release very damaging.“The catastrophic issue here is just a breakdown in trust,” he said Monday, adding that many other countries — allies and foes alike — are likely to ask, ‘Can the United States be trusted? Can the United States keep a secret?’ ”In London, David Field, a spokesman for British Prime Minister David Cameron, said “it’s important that governments are able to operate on the basis of confidentiality of information.” French Foreign Ministry spokesman Bernard Valero said “we strongly deplore the deliberate and irresponsible release of American diplomatic correspondence by the site Wikileaks.:”Pakistan’s foreign ministry said it was an “irresponsible disclosure of sensitive official documents” while Iraq’s foreign minister, Hoshyar Zebari, called the document release “unhelpful and untimely.” In Australia, Assange’s home country, Attorney General Robert McClelland said law enforcement officials were investigating whether WikiLeaks broke any laws.The encrypted e-mails and other documents unearthed new revelations about long-simmering nuclear trouble spots, detailing U.S., Israeli and Arab world fears of Iran’s growing nuclear program, American concerns about Pakistan’s atomic arsenal and U.S. discussions about a united Korean peninsula as a long-term solution to North Korean aggression.None of the disclosures appeared particularly explosive, but their publication could become problems for the officials concerned and for any secret initiatives they had preferred to keep quiet. The massive release of material intended for diplomatic eyes only is sure to ruffle feathers in foreign capitals, a certainty that already prompted U.S. diplomats to scramble in recent days to shore up relations with key allies in advance of the leaks.At Clinton’s first stop in Astana, Kazakhstan, she will be attending a summit of officials from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, a diplomatic grouping that includes many officials from countries cited in the leaked cables.The documents published by The New York Times, France’s Le Monde, Britain’s Guardian newspaper, German magazine Der Spiegel and others laid out the behind-the-scenes conduct of Washington’s international relations, shrouded in public by platitudes, smiles and handshakes at photo sessions among senior officials.The White House immediately condemned the release of the WikiLeaks documents, saying “such disclosures put at risk our diplomats, intelligence professionals and people around the world who come to the United States for assistance in promoting democracy and open government.”U.S. officials may also have to mend fences after revelations that they gathered personal information on other diplomats. The leaks cited American memos encouraging U.S. diplomats at the United Nations to collect detailed data about the U.N. secretary general, his team and foreign diplomats — going beyond what is considered the normal run of information-gathering expected in diplomatic circles.State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley played down the diplomatic spying allegations. “Our diplomats are just that, diplomats,” he said. “They collect information that shapes our policies and actions. This is what diplomats, from our country and other countries, have done for hundreds of years.”The White House noted that “by its very nature, field reporting to Washington is candid and often incomplete information. It is not an expression of policy, nor does it always shape final policy decisions.”“Nevertheless, these cables could compromise private discussions with foreign governments and opposition leaders, and when the substance of private conversations is printed on the front pages of newspapers across the world, it can deeply impact not only U.S. foreign policy interests, but those of our allies and friends around the world,” the White House said.On its website, The New York Times said “the documents serve an important public interest, illuminating the goals, successes, compromises and frustrations of American diplomacy in a way that other accounts cannot match.”Le Monde said it “considered that it was part of its mission to learn about these documents, to make a journalistic analysis and to make them available to its readers.” Der Spiegel said that in publishing the documents its reporters and editors “weighed the public interest against the justified interest of countries in security and confidentiality.”WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange claimed the administration was trying to cover up alleged evidence of serious “human rights abuse and other criminal behavior” by the U.S. government. WikiLeaks posted the documents just hours after it claimed its website had been hit by a cyberattack that made the site inaccessible for much of the day.But extracts of the more than 250,000 documents posted online by news outlets that had been given advance copies of the documents showed deep U.S. concerns about Iranian and North Korean nuclear programs along with fears about regime collapse in Pyongyang.The Guardian said some cables showed King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia repeatedly urging the United States to attack Iran to destroy its nuclear program. The newspaper also said officials in Jordan and Bahrain have openly called for Iran’s nuclear program to be stopped by any means and that leaders of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt referred to Iran “as ‘evil,’ an ‘existential threat’ and a power that ‘is going to take us to war,’” The Guardian said.Those documents may prove the trickiest because even though the concerns of the Gulf Arab states are known, their leaders rarely offer such stark appraisals in public.The Times highlighted documents that indicated the U.S. and South Korea were “gaming out an eventual collapse of North Korea” and discussing the prospects for a unified country if the isolated, communist North’s economic troubles and political transition lead it to implode.The Times also cited diplomatic messages describing unsuccessful U.S. efforts to prod Pakistani officials to remove highly enriched uranium from a reactor out of fear that the material could be used to make an illicit atomic device. And the newspaper cited exchanges showing Yemen’s president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, telling Gen. David Petraeus that his country would pretend that American missile strikes against a local al-Qaida group had come from Yemen’s forces.The paper also cited documents showing the U.S. used hardline tactics to win approval from countries to accept freed detainees from Guantanamo Bay. It said Slovenia was told to take a prisoner if its president wanted to meet with President Barack Obama and said the Pacific island of Kiribati was offered millions of dollars to take in a group of detainees.It also cited a message from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing that included allegations from a Chinese contact that China’s Politburo directed a cyber intrusion into Google’s computer systems as part of a “coordinated campaign of computer sabotage carried out by government operatives, private security experts and Internet outlaws.”Le Monde said another memo asked U.S. diplomats to collect basic contact information about U.N. officials that included Internet passwords, credit card numbers and frequent flyer numbers. They were asked to obtain fingerprints, ID photos, DNA and iris scans of people of interest to the United States, Le Monde said.The Times said another batch of documents raised questions about Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and his relationship with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. One cable said Berlusconi “appears increasingly to be the mouthpiece of Putin” in Europe, the Times reported.Der Spiegel reported that the documents portrayed German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle in unflattering terms. It said American diplomats saw Merkel as risk-averse and Westerwelle as largely powerless.Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, meanwhile, was described as erratic and in the near constant company of a Ukrainian nurse who was described in one cable as “a voluptuous blonde,” according to the Times.The State Department’s top lawyer warned Assange late Saturday that lives and military operations would be put at risk if the cables were released. Legal adviser Harold Koh said WikiLeaks would be breaking the law if it went ahead. He also rejected a request from Assange to cooperate in removing sensitive details from the documents.Hoekstra was interviewed Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and CBS’s “The Early Show.”last_img read more

People / FIATA’s Young Freight Forwarder of the Year finalists head to Cape Town

first_img By Alexander Whiteman 16/07/2019 The winners will be invited to address the Fiata World Congress in Cape Town later this year to present their dissertations.Mike Yarwood, TT Club’s senior loss prevention executive, said: “In the current challenging global trade environment, where supply chains are under increasing pressure to adapt quickly to regulatory, political and economic pressures, we at TT Club believe the training and professional advancement of young freight operators must be paramount.”  “This award aims to contribute to the development of quality professionals and reward young talent.”  During the World Congress, the judges will make their final decision on the overall young forwarder of the year. ID 54672280 © Destina156 | Dreamstime.comcenter_img Fiata, together with insurer TT Club, has announced the winners of the regional Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award (Yiffya) 2019.   Sovfracht’s Evgenniya Khokhlova took home the award for Europe, with Panalpina’s Rachael van Harmelen winning for the Americas. Philip Burgess of Burnard International won for Asia Pacific, leaving former PIL  – now Bollore recruit  – Enos Chapra to walk away with the award for Africa and the Middle East.   President of Fiata, Babar Badat, praised the winners, and said he hoped to see their success encourage more youngsters to join the profession.  “Encouraging more young professionals to join the Fiata community has always been a priority for me and I am encouraged again to see these excellent candidates presenting dissertations that cover a wide range of logistic subjects, which demonstrate the challenges that forwarders face every day and the customised solutions they are able to offer,” he said.  last_img read more

Mike Tyson names Tyson Fury as ‘best heavyweight champion since myself’ but snubs Anthony Joshua from his top five

first_img Best caption wins🏆 Credit @4×4 Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter 10 Best Travel Destinations in Taiwan 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! MIKE TYSON  reckons Tyson Fury is the “best heavyweight champion” since himself… and has snubbed Anthony Joshua from his current top five favourites.The 53-year-old also expressed his pride at sharing a name with the Gypsy King, referring to himself as “sky high”.Iron Mike is proud to share a name with the Gypsy KingBut Anthony Joshua isn’t among Tyson’s five heavyweight favouritesCredit: Getty Images – GettyIron Mike said: “You can say what you want about Tyson Fury, make fun of him, but there’s one guy in the US named Michael Gerard Tyson who’s so proud he has my name.“We’re all laughing at him, laughing about him, but I’m on an ego trip. I’m sky high.“The heavyweight champion of the world got my name. He is the best heavyweight champion of the world since myself.“He is the man, I don’t care what anybody says.” But as for Britain’s other current heavyweight title holder, Anthony Joshua, Tyson recently snubbed him when naming five of his favourite stars of the division.Tyson said on his show Hotboxin’: “I respect Tyson Fury, I respect Deontay Wilder, I respect all of those guys.“Andy Ruiz also, this guy named [Vasyl] Lomachenko – he’s a f***ing animal, man. He’s a master, it’s like he’s dancing.“There’s also Gervonta Davis, there’s quite a few guys that are good fighters.”Joshua, 30, will have his opportunity to silence any doubters next year, however, with Fury himself having confirmed that the pair had a agreed a two-fight deal.The Gypsy King tweeted: “It’s official FURY VS JOSUAR AGREED FOR NEXT YEAR, I got to smash @bronzebomber first then I’ll annihilate @anthonyfjoshua #WEARESPARTANS”.The first of these lucrative fights may not take place in the UK, but is set to pocket the pair £100million each.Watch moment Wilder ‘disrespected’ Mike Tyson and accidentally inspired Tyson Fury to take revenge 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTINGcenter_img Most awesome bullfighting festival Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uk Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heelslast_img read more

Marshfield volleyball drops WVC match at D.C. Everest

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterWESTON – The Marshfield volleyball team lost 3-1 to second-place D.C. Everest on Tuesday in a Wisconsin Valley Conference match at D.C. Everest High School.Everest won 25-22, 18-25, 26-24, 25-14, to improve to 9-2 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference. Marshfield is now 7-4 with one match remaining at home Thursday against Stevens Point.Ema Fehrenbach had 12 kills, Stephanie Rhodes added eight kills, and Anna Ripp led the Tigers with 26 assists and five blocks.Sara Dasler had 20 digs, Maureen Cassidy added 12, and Jenny Scheppler had three aces for Marshfield.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of  MarshfieldAreaSports.com).last_img read more

Dube TradePort South Africa’s newest Industrial Development Zone

first_img8 October 2014The Dube TradePort in the South African port city of Durban is now officially an Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), joining three other similar economic zones spread out across the country.President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday, 7 October, handed over an IDZ operator licence to the Dube TradePort Corporation for the precinct, which has already attracted investments worth nearly R1-billion since it was opened in 2012.The Dube TradePort IDZ is the latest in the nationwide rollout of special economic zones aimed at growing the country’s economy to meet the target of 5% growth by 2019.The first IDZ for Durban, the Dube TradePort IDZ joins similar projects in Port Elizabeth, East London and Richards Bay that have attracted a combined investment of over R5- billion. According to Department of Trade and Industry director general Lionel October more special economic zones will be rolled out across the country as government intensifies its approach to industrialise South Africa’s economy as demanded by the National Development Plan (NDP).Special economic zonesOctober says government has identified IDZs as the most effective way to grow the South African economy and create jobs; “We are suffering with slow growth and we are going to reindustrialise this country. We need to fast-track economic development and the special economic zones are the way of fast-tracking development but also to decentralise development.“Naturally investors want to relocate towards the big centres of the economy like Johannesburg because it’s closer to the market. Through these IDZs we want to attract investors to the new areas like the Dube TradePort, Coega, Richards Bay and the East London IDZ,’ said October.Trade and industry minister, Rob Davies, concurred, and said special economic zones have been shown to be useful tools to promote industrial development and diversification of the economy.“These are the industries that are largely supporting our export markets and are located in ports and around airports. In the life of the last administration we looked critically in what we can achieve from the special economic zones programme. I can say today that the three active IDZs (Coega, East London and Richards Bay) have now attracted investment worth R5-billion in total so the strategy is working.’He said government was setting up a Special Economic Zones Board to advise the minister on implementing special economic zones.Investor tax incentivesDavies said what makes the IDZs unique is that they offer a variety of incentives for investors, including a 15% corporate tax rate.Situated at the heart of King Shaka International Airport, the Dube TradePort IDZ is set to transform Kwazulu-Natal into a central business gateway and a noteworthy player in the global supply chain. Two investment areas – Dube TradeZone, and Dube AgriZone – will be crucial in the IDZ’s success.Industries that will be represented in the IDZ include electronics manufacturing and assembly; aerospace and aviation-linked manufacturing; agriculture and agro processing; medical and pharmaceutical production; and clothing and textiles. Zuma said the Dube TradePort is expected to create more than 150 000 jobs by 2060, by when the development is also expected to have contributed R5.6-billion to the country’s GDP.“We are determined to create an environment that is investor-friendly. We will continue to improve support measures both through the special economic zones and other development tools,’ Zuma said.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

Balancing Act: Protection and Productivity

first_imgIt’s inevitable… a few times a week, my system slows to a crawl doing seemingly mundane tasks. Moving from one application to the next, or even navigating our intranet becomes a trial of patience. Originally I thought it was the application set I was using on a daily basis. Enterprise resource planning, internet browsers, development studios, mail and instant messenger clients. Each of these a known resource hog vying for what little available scraps of memory my system would cough up.After some hallway grumbling with my co-workers, I turned my attention to not what I was running but what was being run for me. Automatic backup utilities, automatic patching software, and in the anti-virus suite with its omnipotent host intrusion protection. These applications lurk in the background, helping to keep us safe from the pitfalls of the electronic age. They are absolutely necessary to protect our company and its stockholders, but the value can come at a high cost.Any one of these apps coupled with your normal application load can bring an older system to its knee’s on its own, but how about your backup utility kicking off while your antivirus software is in mid-scan as you happen to be running collaboration software sharing out a debug session in your development studio. Not pretty.The productivity loss is cumulative… two minutes here, five minutes there, ten minutes for a reboot after a hard crash. Soon you’ve lost an hour or two over the course of the week, or a day or two over the course of a month. These things can be minimized by having systems capable of handling the multiple application loads that both the users need, and the ever shifting security environment requires. The threats won’t ever go away. More than likely, they will get worse and the applications needed to stop them will get bigger and more resource intensive.last_img read more

Position Vacant – ACT Competitions and Events Coordinator

first_imgAre you looking for a thrilling career in the sports industry? Touch Football Australia (TFA) is seeking suitably qualified applicants for the position of Competition and Events Coordinator based in our ACT branch office, Canberra.  Applications for this opportunity close at 5pm AEDST on Wednesday, 15 January 2014. Please find attached the Position Description. For further information or to lodge your application, please email [email protected] Related Filessops_competitions_and_events_oct_2012-pdfRelated LinksPosition Vacantlast_img read more

Maryland Announces Melo Trimble Suffered A Concussion Against West Virginia

first_imgMelo Trimble gets looked at by Maryland trainer.Maryland’s men’s basketball program announced Monday evening that star freshman guard Melo Trimble suffered a concussion against West Virginia. The Terrapins’ guard hit his head twice during his team’s NCAA Tournament third round loss to the Mountaineers in Columbus; first on this legal-but-clearly-illegal moving screen and, later, when teammate Damonte Dodd accidentally kicked him in the head. After the first collision, Maryland’s doctors checked him for systems, but he passed all tests and was placed back in the game. After the second hit, he did not pass the necessary tests, and was rightfully forced to sit out the remainder of the game. Maryland’s Melo Trimble suffered a concussion in Sunday’s game vs. WVU, but doctors cleared him to fly home with team, per UMD spokesman.— Don Markus (@sportsprof56) March 23, 2015While Trimble’s removal from the game clearly played a big role in Maryland’s season coming to an end, it’s nice to see an athletic team take the necessary precautions when dealing with a potentially-concussed player. Trimble and the Terps should have a chance to make some serious noise in the NCAA Tournament in 2016.last_img read more

Mark Dantonio Appeared To Subtweet Jim Harbaugh, Michigan Before Deleting Tweet

first_imgJim Harbaugh and Mark Dantonio shaking hands after a game.EAST LANSING, MI – OCTOBER 29: Head coach Jim Harbaugh Michigan Wolverines shakes hands with head coach Mark Dantonio of the Michigan State Spartans after a 32-23 Michigan win at Spartan Stadium on October 29, 2016 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Earlier tonight, Michigan lost a commitment from three-star defensive lineman Rashad Weaver. Weaver claimed the Wolverines staff stopped reaching out to him, and that head coach Jim Harbaugh had told him that there was only a 50/50 chance he’d have a scholarship for him on National Signing Day next week. Shortly after the Weaver news began circulating, Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio dropped a somewhat-cryptic tweet consisting only of the phrase “The righteous shall prevail.” This would appear to be a not-so-veiled reference to the Michigan situation, and Dantonio quickly deleted the tweet. But, Twitter being Twitter, you know someone got a screen shot of it before it disappeared.Lol mark dantonio quickly deleted this but I think we all know what he was referencing pic.twitter.com/G1YQa4QdW9— D2 (@ddycio) January 26, 2016 To add to the intrigue, Michigan State recruiting coordinator Curtis Blackwell tweeted the exact same thing.The righteous shall prevail….— Curtis Blackwell II (@MSUrecruiter) January 26, 2016Seems pretty clear what the intent was here. There is never a dull moment in college football recruiting, that’s for sure.[ Maize ‘N’ Brew ]last_img read more

Schwarzenegger on revisiting Terminator legacy

first_imgLos Angeles: Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger says, it was fun to revisit his iconic role of The Terminator in the upcoming Terminator: Dark Fate, adding that the film is packed with “unique action”. Produced by James Cameron, the film brings back Schwarzenegger as The Terminator and Linda Hamilton, as an older Sarah Connor. Her son John will once again be played by Edward Furlong. “I just tell them, ‘It’s another Terminator movie with a totally different story and it has Jim Cameron’s fingerprints all over it. Also, Linda Hamilton’s’. So, it’s kind of like going back to the old days of Terminator,” Schwarzenegger said. Terminator: Dark Fate will release in India on November 1 in six languages.last_img read more