Jamaican Youth to Partcipate in One-Day Development Workshop

first_imgRelatedJamaican Youth to Partcipate in One-Day Development Workshop RelatedJamaican Youth to Partcipate in One-Day Development Workshop FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail An all day workshop, which focusses on teaching young people how to create a vision to achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and the Organisation of American States (OAS) Human Prosperity Goals, is being organised for 75 National Secondary School Student Council (NSSC) leaders, youth ambassadors, and members of community youth organisations and the National Parent Teachers Association of Jamaica.A one-day event, dubbed: ‘Taking Personal Responsibility ‘Educulture’ Workshop Forum, will take place on Friday, October 16 at the International University of the Caribbean, 47 Old Hope Road, Kingston from 8:30 am to 3:30pm.While highlighting some of the objectives of the United Nations and the OAS development focus, the workshop will discuss areas, which countries such as Jamaica are pursing in order to overcome challeneges of poverty, hunger and issues impacting national well-being.Delegates at the conference will target the creation of a vision to respond to challenges of eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, as well as ensuring environmental sustainability. They will also focus on ways of achieving a global partnership for development.Jamaica will once again welcome 16-year-old Chief Executive Officer of Caribbean Vizion and youth social activist, Choc’late Allen and her team, which includes a number of young Jamaicans, who participated in the recently held Fifth Summit of the Americas Youth Forum in Trinidad. A mandate from that forum, which also dealt with issues of development, was to identify how the themes affect and impact young people across the region and to educate them accordingly.The workshop is supported by UNESCO, UNAIDS, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade, National Council for Youth Development and Scotia Bank Limited.As a follow up to Choc’late Allen’s 2008 ‘Children Must Be Seen and Heard’ school and community tour of all 14 parishes in Jamaica, the workshop will also encourage young people to accept the challenge of taking personal responsibility for their future prosperity.Caribbean Vizion is an organisation that lobbies for cultural and economic cooperation between Caribbean citizens and their Governments. The organisation was founded in 2001 and has been endorsed by the CARICOM Secretariat and the CARICOM Heads of Government. RelatedJamaican Youth to Partcipate in One-Day Development Workshopcenter_img Jamaican Youth to Partcipate in One-Day Development Workshop CultureSeptember 11, 2009 Advertisementslast_img read more

Five for ’15: Gopher Hockey at the Start of the New Year

first_imgFive for ’15: Gopher Hockey at the Start of the New Year Ben GotzDecember 31, 2014Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintAfter spending almost a month refreshing and reflecting on an early schedule that didn’t always go as planned, the No. 8 Gophers will return to the ice this weekend in the Mariucci Classic.The Gophers finished 9-4-1 at the break, but had several disappointing stretches of play after entering the season ranked as the top team in the country.”Overall, I think we underperformed our first half. We’re definitely not happy,” redshirt sophomore forward Connor Reilly said. “We come here because we have high expectations. We expect to win, we expect to be a contender. The thing we’ve got to do right now is start playing to our potential and maximize our opportunities and talents.”The Gophers will begin their season again at home, hosting No. 9 Massachusetts-Lowell, No. 18 Merrimack and RIT in the Mariucci Classic tournament Jan. 2 and 3. As the team begins a new part of the season in a new year, here’s five things happening around the Gophers hockey program to look out for:1. Mariucci ClassicThe Mariucci Classic will comprise two of the Gophers last four non-conference games, with the other two coming in the North Star Cup. The tournament will be one of the team’s last chances to compete against top quality competition before shifting to conference play.With only one Big Ten team ranked besides Minnesota right now (Penn State at No. 20), the Gophers know they have to make a good impression against top-quality competition while they still have the chance.”These are good teams, really good teams,” senior forward Seth Ambroz said. “That’s what great about coming back here and going right back into the fire.”Redshirt sophomore forward Connor Reilly said the team will have plenty of family in attendance since the tournament is taking place right around the holidays. The Gophers, 5-1-0 at home this year, know hosting the tournament gives them a big advantage over the weekend.”For us, it’s kind of a pride thing,” senior forward Travis Boyd said. “Teams come into this rink and they shouldn’t win.”2. World JuniorsThree Gophers are not back with the rest of the team practicing, as they are still up in Canada competing for their home countries. Sophomore forward Hudson Fasching and freshman defenseman Ryan Collins were selected be apart of the United States roster for the 2015 IIHF World Juniors, while freshman forward Leon Bristedt was chosen to represent Sweden.The U.S. team has started out the tournament successfully, with wins over Finland, Germany and Slovaki in round-robin group play. The team will play Canada on Wednesday to determine the winner of Group A before advancing to the quarterfinals on Friday, Jan 2. Sweden swept Group B and will also advance.Back home, Connor Reilly said it’s been fun watching his teammates compete on the international level.”I’ve been watching as much as I can,” Reilly said, also saying he noticed an interesting habit from his fellow forward, Fasching.”It’s kind of weird. I didn’t ralize he was always sticking his tongue out when he scores a goal,” Reilly said. Fasching may hear about that when he is back in U.S. territory. 3. Missing MenThe Gophers will be shorthanded for the Mariucci Classis with three men engulfed in international competition, and junior defenseman Brady Skjei will also be out due to injury.Skjei, who missed time earlier in the season with a lower body injury, will not compete in the tournament according to Lucia, and is “50-50″ for the team’s series against Michigan the following week.The Gophers made a reluctant habit of playing shorthanded during the first stretch of the season due to injuries to Skjei and senior forward Travis Boyd, and they’re not sweating playing shorthanded now.”I don’t think it will affect us too much,” Ambroz said, adding the team had talented players who could step up in the lineup. “It’s going to be exciting to see what happens.”4. ResolutionsThe time off gave the Gophers time to reflect on the first portion of the seeason, and to plan ahead for the rest of the road.Ambroz said members of the team were trying to do too much. Lucia mentioned the team’s five-on-five hockey was still not where it needed to be.But Travis Boyd said he observed something while nursing his injury that the team needed to fix.”The big thing I noticed was that just it didn’t look like maybe we were all in at times or we were competing all the time,” Boyd said. “That Duluth series it was pretty evident to me that they wanted it. They wanted to beat us two times. They wanted to sweep us, they wanted it bad. It just seemed  like maybe we thought it was going to be easy or maybe we would just roll over them but they came out with a lot of energy and a lot of compete and I don’t think we matched their intensity at all.”When the Gophers take the ice again on Friday, they want to come out differently.”It’s going to be a big indication on how our second half is going to go, how we come out this weekend and play,” Boyd said.5. Mariucci UpgradesOne thing the hockey program is looking forward to in 2015 is expected upgrades in Mariucci Arena. The arena’s lower levels are expected to be torn apart and redone in the fall, Lucia said. “This whole area would be ripped out and redone,” Lucia said. “We’d basically start over down here.”The funding for the project is getting close according to Lucia, and he said the team hopes to have the lower levels redone sometime in the fall.last_img read more

Gorjanović’s flag profile in Vukovar declared a geological monument of nature

first_imgAfter a two-year administrative procedure, the Decision of the Vukovar-Srijem County Assembly finally permanently protected “Gorjanović’s flag profile in Vukovar”, which was declared a geological monument of nature.The geological monument of nature “Gorjanović’s flag profile in Vukovar” is a geochronological record of climate change that took place in the last one hundred and fifty thousand years, ie during the last ice age. This locality is also significant because it contains the only registered and researched tephra (accumulation of volcanic ash brought by the wind, 145 years old) in the Croatian part of the Carpathian Basin.On the flag profile it is easy to notice warming within the ice age in the form of darker stripes on the light flag, and the researched profile has great scientific, historical and educational value, and is named after its first researcher Dragutin Gorjanović-Kramberger. In 2012, the Ministry of Environmental and Nature Protection, by a Decision, preventively protected the site in the category of geological natural monument, and at the proposal of the Public Institution of Vukovar-Srijem County, a permanent protection procedure was initiated in early 2015. The public institution of Vukovar-Srijem County has arranged the site of the geological natural monument for the general public by building an accessible educational geological hiking trail and setting up information and educational boards funded by the IPA CBC HUHR cross-border cooperation program Hungary-Croatia through the Project “Three Rivers = One Goal”.Certainly, Gorjanović’s flag profile can be interesting as a tourist product, especially through scientific and archeological tourism, and as a tourist-educational center. Also, through the development of promenades and bike paths along the Danube River, from Vukovar to Vučedol, the view of this natural wealth can certainly be another special “landmark” and a great tourist story from the city of Vukovar.last_img read more

Junior lawyers on community mission to Borneo

first_imgThe Junior Lawyers Division (JLD) has teamed up with volunteering charity Raleigh International to develop a unique annual public service project in Borneo. Junior lawyers from the UK will work with a local community in the south-east Asian island of Borneo on infrastructure projects to build local amenities. They will also take part in a series of workshops with junior lawyers from the local law society in Sabah discussing the rule of law, legal ethics and the promotion of human rights. The project gives lawyers the opportunity to gain CPD points while developing their leadership and project management skills. A team of volunteers from the JLD’s executive and national committees will go on the first 16-day pilot expedition in October. JLD chairwoman Kat Gibson said: ‘The project will enable junior lawyers to participate in a never-seen before project, which will not only give them the opportunity to make a difference to a less fortunate local community in Borneo, but also enable them to reach out to junior lawyers in Borneo and spend time with them discussing the future of the legal profession and, most importantly, the crucial issue of the rule of law.’last_img read more

NCA resumes Chicago service

first_imgSince the grounding of flights, two of NCA’s Boeing 747s have returned to service on the airline’s scheduled flights to Shanghai and Hong Kong. NCA’s service from Narita to Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Milan, Italy is scheduled to resume on October 5, while the majority of services remain suspended.According to NCA, the remaining services will resume in sequence as soon each aircraft’s airworthiness is confirmed.In response to the grounding of its aircraft, and a business improvement order from Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism (MLIT), NCA said earlier this year that it was considering reducing its fleet by three aircraft, operating only the B747-8F model in future, as HLPFI reported here.The reduction would serve to address some of the factors that led to the violations of the Civil Aeronautics Law of Japan, which included: inappropriate maintenance for the aircraft structure; organised manipulation and concealment of corresponding maintenance records; and a report delay to the MLIT.www.nca.aerolast_img read more