National Dialogue On Corporal Punishment

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, March 7 (JIS): Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, says a national dialogue will have to take place before the country can make a decision on the issue of corporal punishment.Miss Hanna was addressing an Inter-Ministerial Working Group on Children, at the Ministry on March 6, which she convened to begin preliminary discussions on corporal punishment. “I could not take a decision on behalf of an entire country on what Jamaica is going to do without a national dialogue, before coming up with any concrete solutions as to the way forward,” the Minister told the meeting.She was making reference to a call from the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child for the Jamaican Government to pass a law to ban corporal punishment. Miss Hanna, who chaired the meeting, said that studies have been done on corporal punishment by other countries; however, she noted that it is important “to look at how our population (think).” “So, what Switzerland does, what Dubai does is sometimes very different as to how we operate as a culture,” she said.Discussions also focused on issues pertaining to the Child Diversion Policy and the safety and protection of children.During the meeting, Professor of Child Health and Child Development and Behaviour, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Mona, Maureen Samms-Vaughan, presented findings of a research done on corporal punishment.Among those attending the meeting were: Chief Executive Officer of the Child Development Agency, Rosalee Gage-Grey; Children’s Advocate of Jamaica, Diahann Gordon Harrison; Registrar of the Office of the Children’s Registry, Greig Smith, as well as representatives from the Ministries of Justice and National Security. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:jamaica, lisa hanna, national dialogue Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Recommended for you Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Billlast_img read more


Royal Robinson knocks PDM Budget allocations says priorities wrong

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 20, 2017 – Grand Turk – Opposition Member Royal Robinson knocked the PDM government’s first budget, calling it lip service to the Turks and Caicos people.In his contribution to the Budget Debate, Robinson questioned the amounts of $450,000 set aside for the Health sector, an amount he says should have been atleast $600,000. He added that Health issues such as diabetes needed serious attention, and that more was needed in the combat against mosquito borne diseases. Robinson told the house that the TCI people got a six for a nine in voting them into government. He added that the Agriculture sector, also received lowered amounts than previous budget allocations.The PNP member went on to dismiss the Government’s 12 Point Crime plan, calling on the PDM to provide solutions to the current crime situation.  Meanwhile, Robinson called out the Premier on her description of him as the “Destructive New, new PNP”, saying he was only doing the job his party had put him there to do, and that he was far from destructive.#Story by: Kimberly Ramkhalawan            #MagneticMedianews#prioritieswrongsaysroyalrobinson#RobinsonknocksPDMbudget Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #prioritieswrongsaysroyalrobinson, #RobinsonknocksPDMbudgetlast_img read more


Sammy Brue joined us live on GMSD

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – He’s a talented singer/songwriter on the rise!Here to give us a preview of his performance at The Casbah March 4th is Sammy Brue.Doors open at 8:30pm, and the show starts at 9PM.Please visit for tickets and more information. Sammy Brue joined us live on GMSD KUSI Newsroom March 3, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 3, 2019last_img read more


Python snake catcher bags 18foot monster danger noodle

first_img 0 Post a comment Animals behaving badly amuse the internet Enlarge ImageSnakes alive, this python is a big ‘un. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission “Problem pythons” sounds like a great band name, but it’s a real issue for some areas of Florida. Burmese pythons are breeding and spreading across wildlife areas, including the fragile Everglades. The state now pays trappers to round up the large snakes, and one particular hunter just caught a doozy. Trapper John Hammond grabbed an 18-foot-long (5.5-meter) python this past weekend. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) shared a startling photo of his trophy on Facebook earlier this week. “During cooler months, people are more likely to see pythons during the day,” the commission wrote. Hammond, officially known as a Python Removal Contractor, snagged the snake in the Everglades Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area near Miami. Burmese pythons can reach 20 feet (6 meters) in size. More nope-ropes The story didn’t end happily for the snake. FWC says pythons caught for the program are humanely euthanized. Hammond told Fox 35 he would use the snake’s hide after skinning it. The news station also reports the snake just set a new record for largest python caught as part of Florida’s removal program. The 150-pounder beat out a 17-foot, 120-pound snake snagged in November. It’s sad to see what happens to these majestic animals, but Florida is trying to control the invasive species, which is taking a serious toll on native wildlife.  The state even offers Python Patrol, a training program for private citizens that teaches them how to identify, capture and humanely kill the predators. Hundreds of the snakes have been removed since Florida started its python-control efforts. Tagscenter_img CNET’s Holiday Gift Guide: The place to find the best tech gifts for 2018.Taking It to Extremes: Mix insane situations — erupting volcanoes, nuclear meltdowns, 30-foot waves — with everyday tech. Here’s what happens. Share your voice Nest doorbell camera catches slithery snake on video Rare two-headed venomous snake offers double the nope 11 Photos Randomlast_img read more


Great Googie checking out the view of and from Seattles Space Needle

first_img Google Maps for Android Gander at the Googie goodness of Seattle’s Space Needle Related on CNET 0 Share your voice The view from the Tokyo Skytree, one of the tallest structures on Earth 148 floors in the sky: The view from the Burj Khalifa A tour of the Petronas Towers of Kuala Lumpur Cold War destroyer: Inside the USS Turner Joy Sleeper to Seattle: 39 hours on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight Culture That design, though. Like many once-modern designs, Googie became dated before it became retro, so precious few of these buildings still exist. Los Angeles still has a bunch, an important part of the city’s relatively short architectural history. The New York’s World’s Fair from two years later had most of its buildings removed, and some still exist. Of those still in Queens several are rotting away. The Tomorrowlands at the American Disney parks still have some Googie-inspired buildings, but the newer parks generally don’t. Here in Seattle, the Needle is in a sort of Googie oasis. The towering glass-and-steel skyscrapers are farther south, at a respectable distance, allowing the Space Needle to still have incredible views and not seem tiny compared to modern engineering. I buy my ticket and head up. Clouds on the horizon mean we’ll miss the moment of sunset, but the view is fantastic regardless. There’s not much to explore on the observation deck, it’s not that big. The original idea was for a floating restaurant, and in terms of size that’s basically what this feels like, a big restaurant. Outside there are high glass walls, with tilted glass benches that let you lean back if your vertigo allows. 40 Photos “Googie.” It’s not a misprint, it’s an architectural style.You might not know the name, but you’ll probably recognize it. A subset of Mid-century modern architecture, you’ve seen it in such movies as The Incredibles and TV shows like The Jetsons. Googie is rocket-inspired geometric designs featuring atoms, UFOs, boomerangs and anything with an intrinsic sense of motion. Perhaps the most recognizable example is the unofficial symbol of the city of Seattle: The Space Needle.Built for the Seattle World’s Fair in 1962, the 605-foot (184-meter) tower was built to withstand earthquakes greater than 9.0 and category-5 hurricane winds. It has been visited by over 63 million people, including me. Here’s a look inside, and the excellent views from the observation deck. Review • The rebuilt Google Maps for Android is better than ever Seattle stunner For some reason, I decided to walk. I’d just arrived via ferry after photographing the USS Turner Joy on the other side of Puget Sound. It didn’t seem that far on Google Maps, but of course, Google Maps doesn’t (yet) tell you that there are hills. When I finally arrived at the tower its size dominated the views. Briefly the tallest building west of the Mississippi, it is far shorter than more modern towers, like the Tokyo Skytree. Post a comment If you head down the wood- and glass-lined “Oculus” staircase, you get to the lower level. Here, in addition to the restaurant, is a heavily reinforced glass floor that will also rotate. I leave as the tower closes for the night. The next day I head back, taking the monorail that was also built for the World’s Fair. It, too, is an anachronism of another age. The cars are original, but are in good shape. The daytime view is perhaps not quite as epic as the night, but still impressive. Three Tiny Planets from the observation deck of the Space Needle. From my Instagram. Geoffrey Morrison/CNET I check my map, and extrapolate from a few Instagram photos, where on the nearby hill I’d have to head to get a good view of the Needle and the city behind. Kerry Park seems easiest, and closest to a bus line. No way I’m walking up there. The view doesn’t disappoint. I return a few hours later, after dinner with a high school friend I haven’t seen in 20 years. This trip was a pretty good idea. The Space Needle lit at night is simply gorgeous. Spacebound space-needle-28-of-40 Geoffrey Morrison/CNET As one of the most visited attractions on the West Coast, you don’t need me to tell you it’s a great spot. You can buy your tickets ahead of time, which is a bit of a gamble. Seattle is notorious for its cloud cover and regular drizzle, but on the other hand in the summer I can imagine the best times sell out. I’ll leave that decision up to you. If you can, arrive about an hour before sunset, then stay to see the lights of the city at night. The Space Needle’s height may no longer be impressive, but the whole point of a tower like this is for a good view, and you can still get that, not to mention the great view looking at it on the ground. To see how it looks up close, and the excellent views from the observation deck, check out the gallery above.As well as covering TV and other display tech, Geoff does photo tours of cool museums and locations around the world including nuclear submarines, massive aircraft carriers, medieval castles, airplane graveyards and more.  You can follow his exploits on Instagram, Twitter, and on his travel blog BaldNomad. He also wrote a bestselling sci-fi novel.  Tagslast_img read more


For Best Debutant Sara Ali Khan this is the most important thing

first_imgSara Ali KhanPR HandoutThe promising actress who emerged as the best debutant with her first film, Sara Ali Khan is also one of the most sought after actresses currently where her films have charted smashing records at the box office. With the beginning of a successful acting journey, this is what Sara has to say about what the most important thing is for her.With many things happening simultaneously, the most important thing for Sara for her career as an actor is conviction. Talking about it Sara shares, “I look at my career as a new chapter and it gets extremely important to act. I think it’s extremely important to do good work and it’s extremely important to remember that fame. So one thing that I look for sure is conviction. Either in my role or in my director, or in my script, or in the world, there needs to be a conviction.”The actress seems to be grounded even after seeing success early in her career, owing to the values she has inculcated throughout her life and a testimony of the same is the gestures of the actress at various instances. Sara created immense buzz much before her debut and is a Paparazzi favourite which surely makes her the ‘Buzz girl’ of the industry.Sara chose the unconventional path as she made her debut in the Hindi film industry right after she finished her education where she studied abroad. Only after the release of her films, Sara chose to get featured on the covers of the leading magazines. Spotted always with a smile and greeting everyone the actress comes across as the warmest celebrity.Sara Ali Khan who is just 2 films old in Bollywood, has become the sensation within such a short span of time with marketers betting big on her and filmmakers seeking to sign her.The actress already has 11 brand endorsements in her kitty, with an estimated annual revenue of over 30 crores, this year alone and the brands range right from a sports brand to a jewellery brand.The actress will be next seen in recently announced Imtiaz Ali ‘s next alongside Kartik Aaryan and with Varun Dhawan Coolie No. 1 both of it slated to release next year.last_img read more


4 motorcyclists killed in road crash

first_imgRoad Accident logoFour motorcyclists were killed after a bus hit their motorbike on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Tarabagh area of Raipura upazila of Narsingdi district on Friday.The deceased are Ramjan Mia, 17, son of a certain Asad Choukidar, Dalim Mia, 17, son of one Hafizuddin, Shohagh Mia, 17, son of one Sharif Mia, and Yamin, 23.The accident took place around 7:00am when a Dhaka-bound bus from Kishoreganj knocked the bike carrying four people, leaving all the riders killed on the spot, said Bhairab highway police station officer-in-charge AKM Kauser.On information, police recovered the bodies and sent those to local hospital morgue, he added.last_img


This Houston Nonprofit Helps LowIncome Daycares Recover From Harvey With An App

first_img Florian Martin/Houston Public MediaMelanie Johnson, CEO of Collaborative for Children, says the childcare app does the work of one employee a daycare center wouldn’t have to hire. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen 00:00 /04:03center_img Share Daycare deserts are a problem in some of Houston’s low-income neighborhoods – especially after Harvey damaged many of them.As part of an effort to help struggling daycare centers recover, the nonprofit Collaborative for Children has partnered with app company Brightwheel to provide the expensive daycare app to 50 childcare centers, free of charge. “Our childcare centers, most of them, were affected dramatically by Hurricane Harvey,” Melanie Johnson, president and CEO of Collaborative for Children, said. “Ten percent of those centers closed down, leaving whole communities in a quality childcare desert.”As part of an ongoing Harvey recovery effort for Houston area daycares, the nonprofit is footing the bill for the Brightwheel app, which gives daycare centers administrative support as well as interface with parents.Brightwheel agreed to offer a discounted rate for this program.“This Brightwheel app allows [daycare centers] to strengthen resilience so that for the long term they’ll be able to provide the services that they wouldn’t have the resources to do that with,” Johnson said.Some of the requirements the chosen centers had to meet include being licensed or registered with the state, participating in the state’s quality improvement rating system Texas Rising Star, being located in a low-income area and serving families who receive child care subsidies.Click on the audio above to listen to the interview with Melanie Johnson. Xlast_img read more


Rep Eisen announces contact information

first_img15Jan Rep. Eisen announces contact information Categories: Eisen News State Rep. Gary Eisen’s legislative office is open and ready to serve the residents of the 81st District.People can contact Rep. Eisen by calling 517-373-1790 or emailing Correspondence can also be mailed to N-1185 House Office Building, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909.“I look forward helping local residents with any concerns or questions they might have regarding state government,” Rep. Eisen said. “I plan to take a common-sense approach to a more effective and efficient government and encourage input from people of the 81st District to achieve those goals.”Nancy Bareham will serve as Rep. Eisen’s legislative director and Jordan Keyser will serve as his legislative aide.Residents can view updates from Rep. Eisen or subscribe to his newsletter by visiting read more


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CBP spokesman Christopher Misson said. Planned Parenthood is punching back with a decision that is squarely on the side of science." Gust said. read more