Culture important part of national heritage – Holness

first_img CONTACT: ALECIA SMITH RelatedCulture important part of national heritage – Holness RelatedCulture important part of national heritage – Holness RelatedCulture important part of national heritage – Holness Advertisements Culture important part of national heritage – Holness CultureFebruary 11, 2011 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Education, Hon. Andrew Holness says culture is a vital aspect of Jamaica’s national heritage and its continued incorporation into the education system is essential. “We have to therefore use the tools of culture, use our creativity to infuse that into our curriculum so that it gets directly to the minds of the students,” Minister Holness said. He was speaking at on February 10 launch of ‘Jamaica Day’ at the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Library at its Tom Redcam Avenue location. He said that the Ministry sees culture as being very important in communicating with the population and reinforcing and maintaining the value system. “Culture is not divorced from national goals, so culture is not divorced from economic growth, social development. In fact, it is a part of the whole strategy for growing and developing our country,” he said. “We need to take this very dynamic thing called culture and transform it into paying respect and homage to the very simple and important things like punctuality, respect for law and order, and respect for each other,” Minister Holness emphasised. ‘Jamaica Day’ is celebrated once every academic year, on the last Friday in February and is designated to showcase aspects of Jamaica’s culture through the performing arts, visits to historical sites, sporting activities and recognition of outstanding citizens. The day will be observed on Friday, February 25, under the theme: ‘Celebrating Jamaica: Feasting on the Heritage’. Activities for the day will comprise debates, quizzes, panel discussions, seminars, symposia and displays. Director of the Culture in Education Programme (CIEP), Amina Blackwood Meeks, said that Jamaica Day is mandatory and is a major activity of the CIEP and is designed to highlight positive national achievements in a way which will enhance the vision and aspirations of the students for themselves and their schools. It also aims to help inspire excellence; encourage personal responsibility; foster national pride; and to enhance the relationships that the schools have with the communities in which they are located. The CIEP places culture as a mechanism within the classroom to enrich curriculum delivery. It also serves as a tool for building clubs and societies as well as a device for giving meaning to the performing arts programme of various institutions. Mrs. Blackwood Meeks said this year’s theme will focus on Jamaica’s food, noting that, “we are going to look at the history and the heritage and the culture and the social indications and the economic factors that reside in the food.”last_img read more

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Post-doc Transitional Justice, Netherlands

first_img ← International Postgraduate Research Scholarships, Australia July 6, 2011 Published by Site Default Reddit PhD Candidate in Leadership Development in the Netherlands Deadline: 25 July 2011Open to: Ph.D. in History, Law, or Social- and Political Sciences, or at least three years professional (Ph.D. level) experienceStipend: € 4,970.00 per month grossThe NIOD, in Netherlands, is offering a two year program on Transitional Justice, “Understanding the Age of Transitional Justice: Narratives in a Historical Perspective”. The main goal is to contribute to understanding the impact and aftermath of mass state-sponsored human rights violations on post-genocidal, post-conflict, post-repressive societies.Eligibility– Ph.D. in History, Law, or Social- and Political Sciences, or at least three years professional (Ph.D. level) experience– Fluent English– Skilled in the development of proposals which could, via the content, design, and execution fundamentally augment the Transitional Justice programApplicationTo apply to this position, please submit a proposal, accompanied by an explanatory letter of intent and CV, all in English to [email protected], attention Mr. W. Arink, with the subject line “Post-Doc TJ”.StipendThe maximum salary for a full-time position is € 4,970.00 per month gross (based on experience, scale 11 or 12, collective labour agreement Dutch Universities), excluding 8% vacation bonus and an 8.3% end-of-the-year bonus. There is an additional extensive secondary benefits packet.ContactInquiries may be directed to the Transitional Justice Program Leader at the NIOD, Dr. Nanci Adler, e-mail address  [email protected] or to Mr. William Arink, Business Director, e-mail address [email protected]: +31 (0)20-523 3800.For more information, please read the Call for applicationsOfficial Webpage Post-doc Transitional Justice, Netherlands LinkedIn 0 The Orange Knowledge Scholarships Programme Bastiat Prize for Journalism →center_img Similar Stories Share 0 Pocket Tweet Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Trainee Programme for Young Film Critics +1last_img read more

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Government rethinks TUPE stance

first_imgThe coalition government has scrapped plans to reform controversial employment regulations in an apparent U-turn by the Conservatives, it has emerged. Mark Hammerton, employment partner at national firm Eversheds, said Lord Hunt, now energy minister, had suggested before the election that a Conservative government would seek to ‘rein in’ aspects of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 which cover service provision changes. Under the regulations, law firms or other companies that win contracts from rival firms can be obliged to take on employees from the competitor firm, or pay them compensation if they are made redundant because their employer lost the contract. Hammerton said Hunt had suggested before the election that the UK regulations may exceed what is required under EU law. However, Ed Davey, minister at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), told parliament this month that the government has no plans to revise the TUPE regulations. Hammerton said: ‘Employers will be disappointed that there are no planned changes to the TUPE regulations. The initial intention of the legislation was not to protect service provision changes, such as one law firm winning a contract from another in an open tender. It was intended for when a business is sold or otherwise acquired in its entirety. A review of the regulations is needed to add clarity to an increasingly fragmented piece of legislation.’ Gordon Turner, founding partner of London firm Partners Employment Lawyers, said: ‘We are glad TUPE has been retained, but the government has missed an opportunity to fine tune it. There is an element of “blind date” in a process that permits employees from one company to be herded across into an alien culture at another company. The regulations purport to do good by employees, but there is an argument they would be better served by being made redundant and getting on with their lives.’ A BIS spokesman confirmed that the government had ‘no current plans’ to amend TUPE regulations.last_img read more

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Arrow Video FrightFest 2019: I Trapped the Devil review

first_imgSteve (Scott Poythress) lives alone in a remote house and is surprised when his brother Matt (AJ Bowen) and his wife Karen (Susan Burke) turn up unexpectedly to spend Christmas with him. Despite his best efforts, Steve can’t convince them to leave. As Matt and Karen attempt to pretend everything is normal, even though Steve is on edge, they are shocked to discover that Steve has a man locked in the basement. Steve insists that the man is actually the devil but his family don’t know if he’s telling the truth or suffering from a paranoid delusion.I Trapped the Devil is the directorial debut of Josh Lobo, who also wrote the film. Centring on just three characters, the film is a deep dive into paranoia as Steve, Matt and Karen try to separate truth from fiction. To Matt and Karen, it’s clear that Steve has had a psychotic break and kidnapped a random man, but to Steve, he’s caught the devil and warns that if he’s let out all hell will break loose. As Matt tries to get through to his brother, Karen is left to wander the house piecing together a series of disturbing finds.Credit: FrightFest PresentsLobo does a good job of keeping you on edge. The whole films hinges on the man trapped in the basement and Lobo cleverly ensures that the audience switches their point-of-view between the three characters. You’re willing to go along with Matt and Karen but then doubt starts to creep in that perhaps there is some truth in what Steve is saying. Perhaps if the man in the basement isn’t the devil, maybe he’s someone that’s done something truly heinous so keeping him locked up would be beneficial to everyone.The dynamic between Steve, Matt and Karen continually shifts throughout the film. Karen is the most gung-ho of the trio, sure that the police needs to be called and Steve carted away so they can release the man in the basement. Matt is pretty much in agreeance to begin with but as he communicates with his brother, and sees his deep-rooted fear, siding with Karen doesn’t seem like such an obvious choice.The three leads are fantastic, bringing the family history to a nice simmer as the tension between them rises. Scott Poythress gradually falls over the edge while AJ Bowen and Susan Burke are the sense and reason of the piece. As the three actors are required to evolve the stance of their character, things get more and more interesting.Credit: FrightFest PresentsWhat lets the film down a little is that once you put the paranoia and tension to one side, there’s not much else going on here. The climax will inevitably be divisive, as it always is with this kind of film, and the expectation of any real answers is likely to be disappointing. Lobo chooses style over a substance a few too many times here and that’s a real shame.I Trapped the Devil is a slow-burn psychological thriller that definitely succeeds in drawing you into with its ever-increasing tension. Unfortunately, the payoff isn’t quite worth the journey, despite the stellar performances of the actors, and when you get to the credits, you may be left wondering what the point was. There’s enough here to make you want to see what Lobo does next but I Trapped the Devil doesn’t pack the punch it needed to fully soar.Cast: Scott Poythress, AJ Bowen, Susan Burke, Chris Sullivan Director: Josh Lobo Writer: Josh Lobo Certificate: TBC Duration: 82 mins Released by: FrightFest Presents / Signature EntertainmentI Trapped the Devil will be released by FrightFest Presents on 21st October 2019.last_img read more

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Christmas gift drive underway at OLSS

first_img Share RelatedWine and Cheese event slated at Events CenterBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS The Catholic Daughters of the Americas from Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church will host their annual “Wine and Cheese” Fundraiser on Dec. 2 at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. Tickets are $20 each. Tickets may be purchased from any…November 30, 2018In “News”Annual church bazaar scheduledBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS A planning meeting for the annual Church Bazaar at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church is scheduled on Thursday, July 9 at 6:15 p.m. in the Parish Hall at 705 S. Longoria in Port Isabel. Volunteers are needed to participate during the…July 3, 2015In “News”OLSS to host Bible study July 11-15By MARTHA M. McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church will host Vacation Bible School for local youth July 11-15 at the Parish Hall, 705 South Longoria, Port Isabel. Children of parishioners, visitors, and guests, as well as interested non-Catholics, are invited to participate…June 21, 2011In “News” By MARTHA McCLAINSpecial to the PRESSA gift-giving drive for children is underway at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.Parishioners are invited to take an ornament from the Christmas tree. The ornaments contain the age, size and sex of a child in need of a Christmas gift.Participants are asked to deliver the gift along with the ornament back to the Church office by Friday, Dec. 15 in order for the child to receive the gift in time for Christmas.OLSS is calling on members of each parish ministry, and individual and visiting parishioners as well, to help in the preparation for the third Annual Children’s Christmas Celebration.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

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Class Creator Tim

first_imgBy Aneeka Simonis MEET Tim Bowman. He’s one to watch. Having shaken up the global education industry with his tech-forward…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Group gets to the heart of the matter

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