New rules for condo managers and directors in Ontario taking effect this

TORONTO — New protections for condo owners and rules for managers and directors in Ontario are taking effect this fall.Government and Consumer Services Minister Tracy MacCharles says more than one in 10 people in the province live in a condo and more than half of the new homes under construction are condos.Starting this fall, new rules will make it easier for condo owners to participate in owners’ meetings and will make it easier for them to access records of their condo corporation.Toronto, Vancouver home sales slow, but don’t expect prices to followCollapsing home prices may pressure Ottawa to hold off tighteningDirectors will have to disclose whether they are owners or occupiers of units in the building or if they have interests in contracts involving the corporation, which MacCharles says will improve governance and address conflicts of interest.Directors will also have to undergo training and there will be mandatory education requirements for condo managers applying for a general licence.Two new administrative bodies will launch this fall — the Condominium Authority of Ontario will provide education about condo owner rights and responsibilities and will manage the tribunal that resolves disputes about access to records, and the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario will regulate and licence condo managers.The Canadian Press read more

Perpetrators of abuses during 2010 violence in Thailand must be held accountable

More than 90 people died and thousands were injured in the South-east Asian nation during that period, according to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Thailand (TRCT) set up in the wake of the violence issued a report containing serious and substantive findings backed by forensic evidence and which recommended urgent action to ensure accountability for human rights abuses. “We reiterate the previous call by the High Commissioner for the Government to act on the TRCT’s recommendations and ensure that state officials and others are held to account for their role in serious human rights abuses,” OHCHR spokesperson Cécile Pouilly told reporters in Geneva. “This would set an important precedent for Thailand.”OHCHR also called on the Government to ensure that any amnesty excludes those who are responsible for human rights violations and to take steps to prosecute perpetrators of such violations. read more

Womens Gymnastics Ohio State hosts Minnesota and Illinois State in homeopener

Nicole Jontony competes on the balance beam for Ohio State gymnastics. Credit: Courtesy of Nicole JontonyThe Ohio State women’s gymnastics team (0-3, 0-2 Big Ten) will return home after three straight road meets to begin the year for its first tri-meet of the season against Minnesota (4-0, 2-0 Big Ten) and Illinois State (1-2) Saturday at St. John Arena.“We’re really excited to be home for once, and really show the crowd and our fans like what we’ve worked throughout the whole preseason for,” senior Stefanie Merkle said. “Being a home meet, we’ve been on this equipment before, so you don’t have to adjust to it. That’s one good thing. I think the home schedule of vault, bars, beam, floor, is always a nice rotation to go to.”The Buckeyes have seen the same challenging away rotation of events for the last three meets, starting the competition on uneven parallel bars and ending with balance beams. The change of pace of beginning on vault and ending on floor exercise might come to an advantage for the team this weekend at home.Ohio State might benefit from the return of senior Kaitlyn Hofland, who has been out of competitions to begin the season while she recovers from shoulder surgery. Head coach Meredith Paulicivic said she hopes to have her senior “back on bars” this weekend. Hofland earned a career-best score of 9.925 on uneven parallel bars on Feb. 11, 2017, against Penn State.Though it has not won yet this season, Ohio State has seen steady improvement from each competition, increasing its final scores by an average of 1.05 points per meet. Finishing its last competition against Iowa with a final tally of 195.300, its highest score of the season, Ohio State hopes to reach the 196 points this weekend.“I think right now, we’re starting to get a little more comfortable,” Paulicivic said. “We don’t look so nervous in a meet, which is great. Now it’s the details, getting after the handstands, getting after the sticks, the splits, all the little half-tenthers.”The team practices this week were aimed to focus on improving details in every routine. Being three meets deep in the season, and as the newcomers have gained experience, the standards for the team are rising. “I feel like with three meets under our belt, yeah, we’re definitely hitting our groove,” Paulicivic said. “For this team, every meet that we have, everything that they do in front of a judge and in an arena, I feel like they’re going to learn something from it and get better and better.”Ohio State’s home-opener against Minnesota and Illinois State begins at 4 p.m. Saturday. read more

Theres enough Irish sunshine for Vitamin D needs all year round but

first_img By Cliodhna Russell Share30 Tweet Email7 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Leah Farrell/Photocall Ireland There’s enough Irish sunshine for Vitamin D needs all year round – but big differences depending where you live The study also found supplementation had a dramatic impact on maintaining a healthy vitamin D status. 9 Comments Friday 7 Apr 2017, 6:25 AM 23,513 Views Short URL Image: Leah Farrell/Photocall Ireland IT TURNS OUT the Irish weather provides enough vitamin D during the winter months, contrary to popular belief.A new study from Trinity College Dublin shows Irish sunshine is not too weak to encourage vitamin D production in the skin during the ‘vitamin D winter’ of October to April.Using data from European Space Agency (ESA) satellites to measure UVB levels over Ireland, the researchers found that a strong relationship between sunshine and vitamin D persist beyond summertime.It was the first time these satellites were used in research on vitamin D and UVB exposure or personalised to this extent in a study.The amount of vitamin-D-producing UVB is reduced at higher latitudes, such as Ireland, but sunshine still contributes to vitamin D levels throughout the year, even from October to Apri. Fiona O’ Sullivan, a PhD student working on this project said:While UVB levels are much less in the colder part of the year, they are far from zero.Location, LocationEven though Ireland is a relatively small country, large differences in ambient UVB between the North and South of the country were found –19% higher yearly UVB in Mizen head than Malin head.There were also considerable differences between the East and West of the country, especially in the summer time, giving greater meaning to the popular phrase ‘The Sunny South East’.The ability to synthesise vitamin D in the skin is known to decrease with age. Some 5,138 people in Ireland aged 60 and over took part in the study.Lead researcher and an Associate Professor of Epidemiology in Trinity College Dublin, Dr Lina Zgaga, said:We were able to measure, based on where they lived, the amount of exposure they got to sunshine over the previous five months, and analyse how important their exposure to sunshine was to their levels of vitamin D.The study also confirmed a dramatic impact of supplementation on maintaining a healthy vitamin D status.“It is difficult to prescribe sunshine, as too much is a risk for skin cancer, and too little is a risk for vitamin D deficiency” Dr Zgaga said.It is much easier to follow black-and-white advice, such as do eat vegetables and do not smoke. With sunshine, everyone needs to aim for their personal ‘right amount’, which unfortunately changes all the time.It was also found that people over 60 year who avoided the sun had much lower levels of vitamin D and were at risk of deficiency, compared to those who enjoy sunshine. O’Sullivan added:In fact those who enjoy sunshine managed to avoid severe vitamin D deficiency, even if they were not taking supplements.“These findings are especially important as the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in Ireland is quite high, especially among the elderly, and although it might not seem like we get a lot of sunshine, in actual fact the sunshine we do get is still a very important source of vitamin D.”Read: Costing €15 million and stretching 46km, Ireland’s longest off-road walkway opens> Apr 7th 2017, 6:25 AM last_img read more

Movember Finale

first_imgBy the time you read this, a multitude of men around the world will be proudly combing their full ‘Movember’ moustaches. It’s only four more days till the final bell rings out and hopefully all these newly sprouted whiskers will have raised a sizable amount of funds for this very worthwhile cause. Movember, which began in Adelaide in 1999, and is now a worldwide fundraiser, is not just about facial hair and the obvious amusement it brings; its primary purpose is to raise awareness and funds for men’s health, with a particular emphasis on depression, prostate and testicular cancer. Neos Kosmos has been keeping a watchful eye this year. For the previous two week’s our readers have been charting the progress of Emmanuel Lambou, whose moustache growth has been nothing short of inspiring.This week it’s Sydney restaurateur, David Tsirekas and it would seem he has really enjoyed the experience. “Yeah, it’s been really great. I’ve had so much support and people really love it,” Tserikas said, adding “although, my daughters don’t like it much, because they don’t like kissing me with it. But I’ve got to tell you, I’d be really welcome at Long Bay prison because I was watching this doco on San Quentin Prison and every second bloke had a moustache like the one I’ve got.” He most certainly has, and not just at San Quentin, he might also get ‘the thumbs up’ from our good friends down on Oxford Street. Tsirekas has been very successful in the fiscal as well as the facial, so far raising over $1000. “I promised that once I hit the $1000 mark I would dye my hair and moustache like Fu Man Choo,” he said. Which he did last Tuesday. “With every extra $100 raised I’ll keep it for a month, which means that if I raise $1200, I’ll keep my moustache and hair white for a whole year.” Now, that is true commitment! If you wish to donate, contact David Tsirekas on 0430 794 855 or Emmanuel Lambou on 0407 673 344. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Incredible New SeeThrough Glass Frog Is Threatened By Mining

first_img Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ Discovered in the foothills of the Ecuadorian Andes, the Manduriacu glass frog (Nymphargus manduriacu) was just newly described by scientists last week, but its survival is already critically endangered by mining activities, according to a new study.As with other glass frogs, this species has somewhat translucent skin (which makes their internal organs visible from their bellies), lives most of its life in trees, and descends to the water to breed, according to National Geographic. But unlike its relatives, the Manduriacu glass frog has numerous yellow spots on its back, and unique webless fingers.According to the study published in the journal PeerJ, the amphibian lives in a private reserve but the area is part of a mining concession. Stay on targetcenter_img “Ecuador is a megadiverse country, part of the most diverse hotspot on Earth, and the country with the highest amphibian species richness per unit of area in the world. However, ecosystems are under heavy pressure from agriculture, wood extraction, oil palm plantation, and, most recently, mining,” the paper’s authors said.Companies in Ecuador can obtain rights to underground resources, such as gold, from the government, National Geographic reported. But while companies are legally required to consult with the landowners (in this case, a conservation group called Fundacion EcoMinga) and the local community, that didn’t happen. The government instead sold the concession to a subsidiary of a mining company.The researchers are hoping the study draws attention from the government, NGOs, local communities, scientists, and the general public toward the conservations of the few Chocó-Andean forests still remaining in Ecuador.“We also think that taxonomists should play a more active role in conservation biology, mainly because the results of our work (i.e., new species with limited distributions) are powerful tools to justify habitat conservation, specially through partnerships with environmental NGOs,” they said.More on,700 Animal Species Face Increased Risk of Extinction in 50 YearsWatch: Dead Humpback Whale Found in Brazilian JungleAustralian Rodent Becomes First ‘Climate Change Extinction’last_img read more

BJP asks KCR to develop all villages akin to Chintamadaka

first_imgMahbubnagar: Senior BJP leader D K Aruna on Thursday accused Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao of being partial to his native village, Chintamadaka, by granting Rs 10 lakh aid to each household, while ignoring the poor in other areas across the State, she said. While addressing a press conference in Wanaparthy, Aruna said the Chief Minister was partial to a section of people from his village, while ignoring the poor across the State. “I think KCR is forgetting that he is the Chief Minister for the entire Telangana State and not just to his own village. Also Read – Vemulawada school seized after road accident Advertise With Us Offering Rs. 10 lakh to each household in his village was showing partiality to his village, while ignoring other poor families across the State. Instead of offering such gifts, the Chief Minister should have come out with a strategic policy so that all villages like Chintamadaka can benefit,” said the BJP leader. Aruna hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for bringing in Triple Talaq Act. Also Read – Non-bailable warrant to Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury Advertise With Us Now the Muslim women can free themselves from the clutches of the age-old tradition of Triple Talaq which has ruined the lives of millions of womenfolks in the country. While taking on the Chief Minister, Aruna said the TRS party had made false promises during elections and even after six months had passed since it came to power for the second term, the government had not released Rytu Bhandu subsidy to farmers and failed to fulfil the promise of loan waiver, etc. “They made big promises during elections and even promised to reduce the pension age to 57 years, but in reality, it was not so far implemented, she said. The BJP leader demanded that the Chief Minister immediately fulfil all the promises and grant Rs 3,000 unemployment allowance to the unemployed.last_img read more

16 Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant officials suspended

first_imgRooppur-IllustrationSixteen officials of the Housing and Public Works Ministry have been suspended for their involvement in graft while purchasing furniture and other household items for Green City Housing Project under Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) Project.The ministry issued an order in this regard on Wednesday.The action came hours after housing and public works minister SM Rezaul Karim told a press conference that two probe committees have found the involvement of 34 government officials in irregularities in purchasing the goods for the project.Thirty of the officials are from the housing and public works ministry while the remaining four are from the science and technology ministry, he said.The minister said it has been decided to file departmental cases against 16 officials of the housing and public works ministry after suspending them, and necessary legal action, including filing of departmental cases, will be taken against 10 ministry officials.Of the rest four officials, one is on retirement while three others are enjoying PRL, he said, adding that different action will be taken against them.The officials under the science and technology ministry are RNPP project director Shawkat Akbar, deputy project director Hasinur Rahman, sub-assistant engineer Mehdi Hasan and Md Mahabub.Rezaul said they wrote to the science and technology ministry to take action against them.The money that went down the drain, amounting to Tk 364,009,000, will be realised from the contractor company, said the minister. “The licence of the contractor company will also be cancelled.Following reports on alleged irregularities, the ministry formed the two probe bodies to look into the irregularities.According to the reports, each pillow was shown to have cost Tk 5,957 and Tk 760 was shown as the lifting charge for each pillow while an electric stove was shown to have been bought for Tk 7,747 with an additional lifting charge of Tk 6,650.The purchase price of an electric kettle was reportedly Tk 5,313 while its lifting cost was Tk 2,945.Similarly, a room-cleaning machine, purchased at Tk 12,018, was lifted spending Tk 6,650.last_img read more

Spain on Edge Before Possible Catalan Secession Declaration

first_img Share @LlangorsvillageSpain says they ‘will act’ if Catalan independence is declared on TuesdayThe focus of the deepening clash between Catalan separatists and Spanish authorities is shifting to the regional parliament for a key session likely to include a historic declaration of independence that Spain has pledged to crush.Catalan president Carles Puigdemont hasn’t revealed the precise message he will deliver Tuesday evening with separatist politicians expecting some sort of declaration based on the results of the disputed Oct. 1 referendum on independence.At stake is the territorial integrity of Spain, threatened by a growing separatist movement that is sorely testing the strength of its constitution and the skill of its national and regional leaders.Some expect a strictly symbolic declaration, while others believe a risky full-scale break with Spain will be attempted, even as Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy vows he will use all lawful means to keep Spain intact.The Spanish leader has said he is willing to use a constitutional clause that allows Madrid to take over direct control of regions if they violate Spain’s constitution — a move that could apply in this case because Spain’s constitutional court had suspended the referendum.Its results are therefore considered invalid under Spanish law.“Spain will not be divided and the national unity will be preserved. We will do everything that legislation allows us to ensure this,” Rajoy told German newspaper Die Welt. “We will prevent this independence from taking place.”Puigdemont’s embrace of independence may be slowed by the decision of several major banks and businesses to move their headquarters out of Catalonia because they want to remain under the European Union’s regulatory umbrella, and also by the bloc’s backing of Spain despite a police crackdown on people trying to vote in the referendum.The Spanish government’s staunch opposition, the lukewarm response of the international community to the prospect of a breakaway state in Europe and the concerns of business leaders all suggest an independence move would extract a heavy price from Catalan’s separatist leaders.Still, separatist politicians say there will be a declaration of independence for the northeastern region of 7.5 million people during the Tuesday session, although some ruling coalition lawmakers say the move could be simply “symbolic.”The Oct. 1 referendum vote has been followed by mass protests of Catalans angered by heavy-handed police tactics.But there also have been well-organized, large-scale rallies in both Catalonia and Madrid by people committed to keeping Spain intact.Police say roughly 350,000 took part in the anti-independence protests Sunday in Barcelona. The demonstrators chanted “Don’t be fooled, Catalonia is Spain” and called for Puigdemont to go to prison for holding the banned referendum. Some held up signs thanking Spain’s National Police and Guardia Civil for their support.Despite the opposition, some politicians and activists say they won’t accept anything less than a full declaration of independence at Tuesday’s session.“Credibility and dignity suggest making the declaration of independence tomorrow (Tuesday),” Jordi Sanchez, the head of the civil group National Catalonia Assembly, said Monday.A lawmaker with the Catalan CUP party told The Associated Press that the far-left separatists won’t accept compromise on the issue.“It’s very clear to me that those who I represent won’t accept any other scenario,” Benet Salellas said during an interview at the regional parliament.With so much uncertainty in the air, Catalonia’s top judicial official ordered additional Spanish police protection for the headquarters of the regional judiciary.The High Judiciary in Catalonia says its president, Jesus Barrientos, has asked the chief of the National Police force in the region to join in the protection of the building. The statement says the move is aimed at stopping any attempt to suspend the judiciary and ouster of its president in the event of secession, even if the declaration would be illegal under Spanish laws.Catalan authorities say the “Yes” side won the referendum with 90 percent of the vote, although only 43 percent of the region’s 5.3 million eligible voters turned out in polling that was disrupted by police raids of polling stations.They say this validates their independence bid.Rajoy has said the central government could take direct control of Catalonia, which now enjoys a measure of autonomy.“The ideal situation would be that I don’t have to find drastic solutions,” Rajoy said this weekend.Rajoy’s government had repeatedly refused to grant Catalonia permission to hold a referendum on grounds that it is unconstitutional, since it would only poll a portion of Spain’s 46 million residents.Catalonia’s separatist camp has grown in recent years, strengthened by Spain’s recent economic crisis and by Madrid’s rejection of attempts to increase self-rule in the region.last_img read more

A mix of minds

first_imgBolgum Nagesh Goud explores figurative, abstract and semi abstract studies of ancient stories using different mediums such as acrylics, watercolors, pen and ink, paper collages, pencil, metallic inks, oil pastels among others.Artist Vaikuntam’s paintings bring a calmness of spirit and tranquillity to all those who see them. He avoids an obviously disturbing form but instead has repeated the pictorial motifs extensively.Artist Gorjala works with a delicate and intricate technique, portraying his spiritual take on the subjects of Indian mythology through both his imagery and his process. His use of a palette dominated by gold, red and green creates a very rich and natural feel in each of his paintings, and the moods that he is able to create. His subjects, mainly the gods, goddesses and mythical forms, include Hanuman, Vishnu and Buddha, and are all painted with great sensitivity and attention to detail.Laxman’s paintings are nostalgic, his source of inspiration has been the life in his village.  Sachin Jaltare’s oils on canvas have portraits of beautiful, delicately sensuous girls. Manash Jena portrays a women’s era which is rich both in details and colours. Quite a eclectic mix. Head over!When: January 22ndWhere: Pearl Art Gallerylast_img read more

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first_imgNews | January 31, 2011 Cranial Immobilization System Receives CE Mark News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more center_img January 31, 2011 – A patient-specific cranial immobilization system has received the CE mark. The Fraxion head frame, by Elekta, helps ensure accuracy and precision in stereotactic radiation therapy of cancer targets in the brain and cranium. The Fraxion is the first to integrate all proven cranial immobilization options in a single system. “The advantage of Fraxion head fixation is that it is a stereotactic system that can be used for nearly any patient,” says Meinhard Nevinny-Stickel, M.D., a radiation oncologist in the department of therapeutic radiology and oncology, Medical University Innsbruck in Austria. “The patient can be immobilized with a thermoplastic mask, with the proven vacuum mouthpiece, or even a combination of both systems. Precise repositioning is possible with easily accessible adjustment screws – which make it much easier to fixate the patient in the treatment room.” The partial and full head thermoplastic masks provide alternative immobilization options for non-invasive setup, without compromising accuracy. Combining the thermoplastic mask with the vacuum mouthpiece increases flexibility in setup options, allowing optimal setup based on the patient’s needs. It also features a target positioner, which provides accurate target localization for stereotactic planning, imaging and treatment. For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read morelast_img read more

Costa Rica ranks third in Latin America in country brand evaluation

first_imgCosta Rica as a brand obtained the third highest score among 21 countries in Latin America, according to a study released by U.S. company Future Brand.Brazil and Argentina top the Country Brand Index Latin America, which is based on interviews with 2,000 frequent travelers from outside the region. It also took into account analysts’ opinions, information provided by brand managers and results from online surveys.Researchers evaluated brand levels of familiarity, preference and the number of recommendations by travelers, among other factors.Costa Rica occupies top positions in three of the categories evaluated: Natural Beauty, Environmental Friendliness and Hotels and Resorts.“These results indicate the country’s focus is strongly supported by an anchored position in sustainable exploitation of natural beauty through tourism, one of its main income sources,” the study noted.The index also highlights the country’s ability to attract investment from companies that manufacture high value-added products and that also are environmental friendly.“Costa Rica is one of the countries to watch in the near future, both because of its consistency about ‘green’ and ‘sustainable’ [tourism], and also because of its momentum to be recognized as a country with a value proposal that optimally integrates tourism with exports promotion and attracting investment,” the analysis noted.The country also ranked well in other categories such as having a stable legal framework, freedom of expression, political freedom and tolerance, which according to the study reflects the Costa Rican democratic tradition.[Costa Rica] not only offers a pleasant climate, but it also allows local and foreign people access to an increasingly inclusive and well-developed health system,” the report said.Future Brand also developed the campaign for the country’s brand, ”Essential Costa Rica,” which was presented last September. The country’s new brand generated widespread criticism in Costa Rica for its overt simplicity and poor aesthetics. The company also has worked for Australia, Argentina, Peru, Singapore, Chile, Mexico, Saint Lucia, Dubai and Qatar.The Country Brand Index full list:1 Brasil2 Argentina3 Costa Rica4 Chile5 Perú6 México7 Uruguay8 Panamá9 Colombia10 Puerto Rico11 Rep. Dominicana12 Cuba13 Venezuela14 Ecuador15 Nicaragua16 Paraguay17 Honduras18 Bolivia19 El Salvador20 Guatemala21 HaitíEssential Costa Rica spot: Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

Jamaica introduces Garveyism in classrooms

first_imgIt’s the uplifting and ambitious aspects of Garvey’s life that educators hope will inspire youngsters in modern-day Jamaica, where times are tough for many.The official unemployment rate is over 14 percent, but many economists believe it’s higher. Nearly 30 percent of high school students dropped out just before their final year in 2011 and standardized test scores are sinking. Over the past decade, the United Nations says, the island had the world’s third-highest murder rate, with about 60 slayings per 100,000 inhabitants. Young slum dwellers use concoctions that promise to transform dark complexions to a cafe-au-lait color.Some island academics blame many of the country’s woes on the lingering effects of slavery, which was particularly brutal on Jamaica’s sugar plantations.“We have to use all tools and strategies at our disposal to tell our children and our people in general that, as Garvey said, the black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a symbol of national greatness,” said Verene A. Shepherd, director of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies at Jamaica’s University of the West Indies. “If Jamaicans from very young are imbued with this kind of thinking, we will see the benefits in years to come.” Students from kindergarten through high school are supposed to learn values such as self-esteem, respect for others and personal responsibility by studying Garvey, whom Martin Luther King Jr. called the “first man on a mass scale and level to give Negroes a sense of dignity and destiny.”But the program almost totally avoids mention of the positions that made Garvey deeply controversial: his promotion of a “back to Africa” movement, his use of the title “provisional president of Africa” and a campaign for racial separation, born of the conviction that whites would never allow blacks justice. He even met with the grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, leading some mainstream African-American leaders to question his sanity.American civil rights pioneer W.E.B. Du Bois once called him “the most dangerous enemy of the Negro race.”The program is a major rethinking of Garvey’s legacy in his Caribbean homeland. He was the first person named a national hero following independence in 1962, and the government put his likeness on coins. But it had declined repeated calls to use his teachings in schools, where history is not a required subject. But some academics question whether the program can really overcome the lack of economic opportunities in Jamaica, arguing that self-esteem follows achievement, not the other way around. They also say students will ultimately reject efforts to turn a historical figure into nationalistic propaganda.Hill said he suspects the program will mostly involve “beating the drum for Garvey” while glossing over his complexities.“If I just say to students, `Garvey is a great man and here’s the reasons he was great,’ that hasn’t taught them anything. In fact, the likelihood is you are likely to alienate the very students you are trying to reach because they will recognize it as just a form of ideological brainwashing,” Hill said. “You have to teach Garvey as part of the development of political thought.”The teachers’ handbook for the new program includes lesson plans using famous Garvey quotes such as “Up, you mighty race, accomplish what you will” to instill personal identity, discipline, courtesy, national pride and heritage. It says economics lessons could highlight Garvey’s experiences as an entrepreneur, while devotionals will include hymns he wrote. Youngsters will be required to keep a journal. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day One of the few references to his “back to Africa” call is a suggestion that students “explore ship building, the shipping industry and travel by sea through a project to reconstruct (small models of) the ships of the Black Star Line.”So far there has been no public opposition to the program from blacks or whites, who are accustomed to seeing Garvey as a part of the country’s history and seem happy to have civics of any sort introduced at schools.Meeks said nothing about the program will be alienating for students or faculty who are not black.Several schools declined to allow a reporter inside classrooms to see the civics course in action because orientation was just getting started.But Education Minister Ronald Thwaites said he’s confident the program will soon be a success, saying that “after many false starts, the campaign of values and attitudes now begin in earnest, rooted and founded” in Garvey.___David McFadden on Twitter: “The teaching of Garveyism in schools is something that politicians of all stripes have shied away from partly because of their own intellectual ignorance and partly because they don’t know what to make of this complex subject,” said Robert Hill, a Garvey expert who is professor emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles.But Jamaicans take great pride in the achievements of a native son who created an international movement.“We want all our children to believe they are important to what becomes of this country. Through Marcus Garvey, we see what it means … to admit to no stumbling block that we cannot overcome,” said Amina Blackwood Meeks, the Ministry of Education’s culture director who led efforts to draft the Garvey-infused civics program.For many Garvey adherents in Jamaica, where reggae luminary Burning Spear once mournfully sang “no one remembers old Marcus Garvey,” the only question is: What took so long?Born nearly 50 years after the abolition of slavery in Jamaica, Garvey founded the United Negro Improvement Association in 1914 on the island, and then built it into a mass movement in New York from 1919 to 1927. He established a network of “Liberty Halls” as venues for political debate, theater and scholarship around black themes, raising awareness of African achievements and calling for economic empowerment to circumvent racism. Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Top Stories center_img Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Associated PressKINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) – Struggling with a chronically stagnant economy and one of the highest crime rates in the world, Jamaica is turning for help to a black nationalist leader who died more than 70 years ago.Marcus Garvey, who inspired millions of followers worldwide with messages of black pride and self-reliance, is being resurrected in a new mandatory civics program in schools across this predominantly black country of 2.8 million people. 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Sponsored Stories From his Harlem base, Garvey urged people find pride in their African history, and assured the descendants of slaves that there were no limitations to what they could accomplish. His Pan-African philosophy urged blacks to return to the continent of their ancestors and he launched the Black Star Line, a fleet of steamships intended to take them there.During his meteoric rise, he was bitterly opposed by some fellow black intellectuals, especially Du Bois, who said Garvey was either “a lunatic or a traitor.” In turn, Garvey called Du Bois a “rabid mulatto who needed a horse whipping,” and he dismissed the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or NAACP, as seeking black assimilation into white society.His movement claimed to speak on behalf of Africans and delegates at one congress elected him “provisional president of Africa.”Garvey was eventually convicted of mail fraud charges in connection with his steamship line and was deported to Jamaica in 1927.But in the early decades of the 20th century, when segregation was deeply implanted in the United States and when European colonialism still stretched around the world, Garvey’s words also inspired civil rights figures in America, political leaders in Africa and the Rastafarian movement in Jamaica. 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first_imgSingapore Airlines has launched its new Singapore-San Francisco service, linking Singapore with the US West Coast on a non-stop basis. The new flights will be operated daily using Airbus A350-900 aircraft.The inaugural flight, SQ32, departed Singapore Changi Airport at 0925hrs local time yesterday and arrived at San Francisco Airport at approximately 0850hrs local time. The aircraft deployed for the inaugural flight is Singapore Airlines’ sixth A350-900, which also happens to be the 10,000th aircraft delivered by Airbus. This milestone aircraft was received at a special ceremony in Toulouse, France earlier this month and has a “10,000th Airbus Aircraft” logo on the fuselage.The new flights are the longest in the Singapore Airlines network. Flying time will range between 14:35hrs and 17:45hrs depending on direction and time of year.Customers departing from Singapore and San Francisco were treated to an assortment of food and beverages at special boarding gate events held to commemorate the inaugural flights. Customers received an exclusive gift pack containing collectables and three lucky passengers walked away with 10,000 KrisFlyer miles as well as S$350 worth of KrisShop vouchers during a special game segment held at the gatehold room.With advanced technology and superior operating efficiency, the A350-900 offers customers an improved travelling experience with features such as higher ceilings, larger windows, an extra wide body and lighting designed to reduce jetlag.Singapore Airlines took delivery of its first A350-900 in March and now has six of the aircraft type in its fleet, with another 61 on firm order, including seven of the ultra-long-range A350-900ULR variant. Singapore Airlines is the launch customer for the A350-900ULR, for which deliveries will begin in 2018. The aircraft will be used to re-launch non-stop flights between Singapore and both New York and Los Angeles.SIA serves San Francisco twice-daily, with the other flight operating via Hong Kong. Singapore Airlines also serves the US cities of Los Angeles via both Seoul Incheon and Tokyo Narita, Houston via Moscow, and New York JFK via Frankfurt. (Houston services will be operated via Manchester rather than Moscow with effect from 30 October 2016).last_img read more

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first_img by Ragan Clark, The Associated Press Posted Jul 12, 2019 8:26 am PDT This cover image released by Mom + Pop/Ninja Tune shows “Weather,” the latest release by Tycho. (Mom + Pop/Ninja Tune via AP) Tycho, “Weather” (Mom + Pop/Ninja Tune)California-artist Scott Hansen, better known as Tycho, is back with his fifth studio album “Weather,” one that begins much as one might expect.Opener “Easy” is an instrumental, electronic track in the same vein as his previous work — atmospheric and upbeat. A woman’s voice pushes through, but her words are indistinct.By the second song, though, the deviation from past albums is clear. “Pink & Blue” opens with Saint Sinner’s ethereal voice as she sings, “Oh pink and blue, yeah, you know I look good on you.”Hearing vocals comes as a surprise. Tycho’s past work has been almost exclusively instrumental, falling on the brighter side of the down-tempo music spectrum. Samples of people speaking, such as a broadcaster giving a report, are used on albums like “Past Is Prologue,” but never before has he been accompanied by a vocalist.On “Weather,” the vocal presence only gains strength as the songs continue, giving Hansen’s work an entirely new feel. When Sinner is paired with the ambient sound of Hansen’s usual electronic mixings, the album releases a tone that is reminiscent of The XX. Her voice is featured on six of the eight tracks, five of which have substantial lyrics — a big shift from Hansen’s Grammy-nominated 2016 album, “Epoch.”The change is welcomed. The production value is uncompromised with Sinner’s haunting vocals adding another layer to Hansen’s unmistakable songwriting and genius production. Hansen, who transformed Tycho in 2014 when he added band members Zac Brown and Rory O’Connor, is showing once again that he’s unafraid to tamper with his formula.It’s a fresh sound, one that shows Hansen’s intent to weather the storm and keep his fans guessing where his music will take them next.Ragan Clark, The Associated Press Music Review: Tycho takes new direction on ‘Weather’ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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first_imgTeachers will go on a protracted strike in September, unions announced on Thursday after a meeting between Oelmek, Oeltek and Poed convened in response to a letter from the minister outlining his position on Wednesday night.The heads of the unions said they will now go ahead with measures announced on July 23, which will start with a protest on August 28 at 7pm before heading to strikes in September.Education Minister Costas Hambiaouris’ letter was a response to demands by the unions which they laid out last Friday, and in it the minister refused to give in to them. On Monday the education minister’s oral response was not received well by the unions, which had a meeting between themselves on Tuesday after which they reiterated their position.The unions on Thursday said he does not leave them much choice.“From the beginning to the end it is not a letter from someone who wants to solve the problem,” Oelmek’s Yiannis Socratous said. “Someone who wants to solve the problem wouldn’t keep coming back to July 2 or July 4.”He referred to the beginning of the conflict, which started with a government decision to streamline the operation of schools, including teaching hours.It was decided to end the practice of reducing teaching periods according to years of service and additional responsibilities.According to Socratous, education is currently under a lot of pressure and has to deal with a very serious problem.While the unions say they are joining together to protect public schools, the minister says their actions are damaging public schools and adversely affect vulnerable groups of students.In statements after the meeting, Poed head Philios Fylaktou said the unions will remain united to the very end.“The letter of reply unfortunately leaves little room. What we want to say is that time is critical and it is now imperative for everyone to assume their responsibilities,” Socratous added.Oltek also had its say, with head Panayiotis Lysandrou describing the letter as “unfortunate” and saying that it makes a dialogue with the minister “practically impossible”.Socratous noted that the unions will reply to the education minister’s letter with a brief written message.In response to the teachers’ comments on Thursday afternoon the education ministry revealed some of what they replied to the unions in their letter on Wednesday.In his letter, Hambiaouris rejected the proposals of the unions, saying “they are not dealing with the issue at hand”, though he left open the possibility that some may be discussed at a later stage.The minister noted some of the suggestions would damage public schools and adversely affect vulnerable groups of students.Teachers secondments could not be reduced significantly, as the unions suggested, the ministry said.“It would contribute substantially to the dialogue if you gave us your specific views on the measures already taken with the recent decision of the Cabinet, but also with regard to all the other exemptions and the consequent reduction of teaching time,” the statement said. “It is stressed that the Cabinet’s recent decision concerns about 13 per cent of all exemptions.”According to the ministry, the unions should submit in writing their suggestions on the reduction of teaching time and the measures by the Cabinet which have been decided among them during their meetings on July 27 and August 5.In the letter they sent to Hambiaouris, the unions proposed, among other things, that the ministry could reduce teacher secondments, suspend teacher training programmes, transfer permanent teachers who have become superfluous due to lack of interest by pupils in their subjects to other posts, and offer incentives for early retirement.  You May LikeHealth & Human ResearchThese 11 Drinks Are Bad For ArthritisHealth & Human ResearchUndoStairliftThe Cost of Stairlifts in Rowland Heights Might Surprise YouStairliftUndomediazaps.com10 Future Technologies by Google that Will Change the Worldmediazaps.comUndo Clear winner in first round of Kition bishop voteUndoNew York state decriminalizes pot, stops short of Cuomo’s legalisation callUndoCypriot ambassadors gather in Nicosia for annual briefingUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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