Course on Reparation to be Taught at UWI

first_imgCourse on Reparation to be Taught at UWI CultureAugust 2, 2013Written by: Elaine Hartman Reckord RelatedThousands Attend Independence Grand Gala Photo: JIS PhotographerLecturer in the Department of Government at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Dr. Clinton Hutton (left), speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank held recently at the agency’s head office in Kingston. Listening is Chairperson, National Commission on Reparations, Professor Verene Shepherd. RelatedFocus on Youth in Agriculture at Denbigh Story HighlightsA course on reparation will shortly be offered at UWI, MonaThe curriculum will examine the argument for reparation within a historical contextIt is important to educate the Caribbean population about the issues of slavery and reparation RelatedCulture Minister Impressed With Number of Young People at Vigilcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Advertisements Course on Reparation to be Taught at UWIJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay A course on reparation, looking at the issue of compensation for slavery in the Caribbean, will shortly be offered at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona.The course is being designed by Lecturer in the Department of Government in Political Philosophy and Culture, Dr. Clinton Hutton.Speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank recently, Dr. Hutton informed that the curriculum will examine the argument for reparation within a historical context.He said it is important to educate the Caribbean population about the issues of slavery and reparation, as many young people still do not see a connection between themselves and their enslaved ancestors.“In other words, they are unable to feel empathy for their own ancestors,” he stated, noting that the same lack of feeling displayed for our ancestors is the same that the Europeans had towards black people.Dr. Hutton said that during his lectures, some students have argued that the reason their foreparents were enslaved was because they were uneducated.He argued, however, that some of the people, who came across the Middle Passage, were state makers, scientists and highly skilled persons.“In fact, the reason for Europeans going to Africa was that Africa was rich in tropical agriculture and not because of the physical makeup of our ancestors,” he stated.“We need to walk through the passages that our ancestors walked, and we can only do that if we educate ourselves,” he added.Education, Dr. Hutton argued further, will also generate a bigger and growing political voice to support the work of the National Commission for Reparations (NCR). “I have no doubt that if the people are educated they will begin to think differently,” he said.Last year, the NCR was reconvened under the leadership of UWI Professor Verene Shepherd, to among other things, advise the government on the case for reparation and to recommend the form or forms, which reparations may take.The Commission is also mandated to receive testimony from the public and from experts with the aim of guiding a national approach to reparations.last_img read more

Stop disabling the kids for the sake of momentary pride

first_imgMy friend Priya was brought up in a nuclear family and was married off to an orthodox joint family with in-laws, two brothers-in-law, two co-sisters and two nephews and two nieces.She was the princess in her parent’s house who used to barely do any household tasks. She had seen her dad helping mom in times of crisis such as the sickness of a child or when she had to take rest. Here in the joint family, she had to do a part of household tasks along with her office tasks. Men of the house rarely used to help the females of the house. They were always busy with their office tasks and felt that it itself was a huge thing to tackle.Though here and there were little politics among the ladies, it used to get resolved on its own. The in-laws took care of Priya’s children, studies, their savings and many more. So the life of Priya, went on with compromises, adjustments so that the positiveness of the joint family could be carried forward.Everything in Priya’s house was going smoothly, such as in-laws used to pet her, her brothers-in-law, husband and co-sisters were happily enjoying her jokes, it looked like they had a fun time with the family with no turbulences.Suddenly on one fine morning trouble started when all the three co-sisters had their menstrual cycle.Since it was an orthodox family, they practised something called as “Menstrual distancing”. Now you must be wondering what this is. Just like social distancing the ladies having menstrual cycle had to keep away from the general household chores, they had to sleep and eat separately without touching anyone or any other things in the house for three days.Now it was the turn of husband, sons to help their mother in household work completely from morning to dusk which they were not used to. They had to manage the crankiness of the kids. Along with that, they had to serve the co-sisters also.It was the situation when everything started to blowup just like lava erupted from the volcano. The men started getting irritated. They felt their wives were sitting silently and they had to do all the work. In fact, they did not realize this was the thing they were doing till date and wives had to manage both office and house works. Out of frustration words started pouring here and there. By the evening of the first day, things got so chaotic and men got so mad that they started breaking things and fights started without any reason, they started blaming that the wives were sitting idly but they had office calls and many things.The best part was the wives somehow had taken care of the two little babies during afternoon time for three hours. You must be wondering how when nobody had to be touched.In our orthodox practices, we have something called as exemptions just like our market discounts. It is the weapon which we need to take only during the hour of need. So, the babies were given new clothes so that they can touch any one and anything. After three hours, the babies started climbing beds and started climbing on windows. It was their usual routine so nothing to blame them. Only thing was sister-in-law could not hold them during these plays as they could not touch the bed or curtains. They decided to leave the kids back to their husbands.By the end of the day, the whole house was like a graveyard with freshly buried corpses. I bet this situation would return to normalcy after the third day when ladies return to their household chores.Now it is time for the people to think. What was the reason for such a situation? Could this be handled in a better way.The answer is yes. By God’s grace, we all have been given equal brains, equal strength and might be the hormones differ between men and women.In this situation, men have degraded themselves so much that they are not able to manage household tasks and their work. Just like we have “vestigial organs” just because the organs were not used for generations together, the men of the house had reduced their capability to managing things at the house and working simultaneously.This is the situation in most of the men dominated houses. The mother of the sons feels proud that their sons don’t work in household tasks, they feel it proud to tell their sons work day and night for offices which are a third-person organization.But, is it true? It is just a feel of the moment. On the long run called life, they are not equipped. In life, no one knows what lies in tomorrow. Might be that the sons must take care of both houses hold tasks, kids and office just to think on the extreme side.Are they really equipped in such situations? In fact, the parents forget that when they get old, their sons will be dependent on their wives for all the things including their savings and food as they are not aware of things.In fact, the frustration and non-ability to cope up during the hour of crisis would ruin the son’s life. This might be carried generations to come and totally that would be lost.On the contrary what about ladies in such type of families. Since the men dominated houses feel that ladies should take part in household chores and understand their surroundings, they have better knowledge about their lives, they get a broader scope of understanding. Girls in the house are capable of both helping their mothers and obtaining higher grades in studies. Whereas the sons are only capable of reading if they are smart, else it is like “it is fine, don’t take tension. we have lots of savings for your life”.So in long run girls outsmart the boys in such type of men dominated families.I am not against ladies doing household chores or looking after kids. I just want to convey that even men or boys must take part in everything so that they are well equipped in times of crisis. This will only reduce the burden on a single shoulder and bring in healthy living for both men and women.last_img read more

Watch The First Clip From Forthcoming David Bowie Film ‘Stardust’ [Video]

first_imgFilm Constellation has shared a first look at the upcoming David Bowie film Stardust. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film will premiere today (4/15) online via a micro-site from the distributor, following a live virtual introduction from cast members on Zoom.Stardust, which the film’s producers maintain is not a biopic, chronicles Bowie’s first tour of the United States in 1971 and his reception in a society not yet ready for him. The films stars Johnny Flynn as Bowie, Marc Maron as record executive Ron Oberman, and Jena Malone as Bowie’s wife Angie.In this first clip, we find an apprehensive Bowie talking to Oberman about the impending journey across the pond. This scene, along with the focus of Stardust, provides viewers with a rare glimpse of a David Bowie that is unsure of himself. With an underfunded tour and a product that is untested in the U.S., Bowie and Oberman jump in with both feet on the 1971 tour. While American audiences don’t exactly “get” Bowie at first, it is this lukewarm and even cold reception that spurs Bowie to create the Ziggy Stardust persona that rocketed him to stardom. Director Gabriel Range said of the movie,I set out to make a film about what makes someone become an artist; what actually drives them to make their art. That someone is David Bowie, a man we’re used to thinking about as the star he became, or as one of his alter egos: Ziggy Stardust; Aladdin Zane; The Thin White Duke. Someone I only ever saw at a great distance, behind a mask; a godlike, alien presence. Even in his perfectly choreographed death, he didn’t seem like a regular human being.Watch the first clip of Stardust below.Stardust – First Clip[Video: Film Constellation]The film’s first screening, along with the Zoom introduction from the cast, requires a password to join and is only open to distributors and select press members. While it is uncertain when all audiences will be able to see the film, the micro-site is set to go live today (4/15) at 4 p.m. ET.last_img read more

State Senate District 10 candidates Constance, Thompson in dispute over ‘defund the police’ claims

first_imgAmid widespread protests and rallies for racial equity and justice, the national conversation over police funding has arisen as a final-stretch flashpoint in the much-watched race for the Kansas State Senate District 10 seat.Register to continuelast_img

Metros

first_imgArgentina: Metrovías has received 12 of 30 cars for Buenos Aires Line D from Nagoya Metro, costing 25m pesos. They have been refurbished for 1·5 kV DC overhead by Osaka Sharyo Kogyo Co Ltd with electronic traction equipment.China: On March 5 Hong Kong MTR Corp awarded an HK$1·1bn contract to a joint venture of Leighton Asia and China State Construction Engineering for construction of two running tunnels and a station with public transport interchange on its Tseung Kwan O extension.France: Paris transport authority RATP is to open a new station at Serris-Montévrain between Bussy-St-Georges and Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy on RER Line A at the end of 2000.Germany: Motorola’s Worldwide Smartcard Solutions Division and ERG have won a contract from BVG for trials of smart card ticketing in Berlin, covering 25000 users on metro, tram, bus and S-Bahn routes. Full implementation by 2002 will see flat fares replaced by a structure based on time and distance.Great Britain: Docklands Light Railway Ltd has selected a 3·6 km route from Canning Town with three intermediate stations as the preferred option for its £80m extension to London City Airport, now expected to open in January 2003.Italy: Regional and local governments have signed an agreement for the extension of Milano Metro Line 1 from Sesto San Giovanni to Monza.Netherlands: On March 11 the Randstad Rail Steering Committee invited private sector proposals for its light rail scheme by April 30.Poland: Warszawa has chosen Ascom Monétel to supply a Fr140m smartcard ticketing system for metro, tram and bus services by October 2000.Spain: The Madrid regional government has approved a 6·5 km metro route from Mar de Cristal to Nuevos Ministerios, to provide direct service between the city centre and Barajas Airport (MR98 p46). Funding for the Pts20bn project may not become available until 2000.A light rail vehicle was due to begin trials last month in Alicante, using 700m of reserved track from the central Plaza del Mar to FGV’s Alicante terminus, and then a 2·3 km electrified section of the Denia line to Albufereta.Switzerland: Gemplus Germany is to supply smart cards to Genève Transport and Lausanne Transport, who are buying 1050 ticket vending machines from IEM SA that will accept payment using cards available in a choice of values.USA: MBTA was expected to introduce the first Type 8 low-floor LRV to Boston’s Green Line on March 15, with deliveries scheduled for completion by December 2000. Breda Transportation Inc is assembling 100 vehicles at a plant in Littleton, Massachusetts. Siemens Transportation Systems Inc of Sacramento has assembled the first of 25 AC-motored LRVs for the St Louis MetroLink, ordered at a cost of $2·09m each. The first 10 vehicles are due to be delivered by July this year.last_img read more

Finlay Carson MSP makes a Special Visit to Sainsbury’s Newton Stewart

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn11th August: Finlay Carson MSP member for Galloway and West Dumfries visited a Sainsbury’s store today to meet colleagues and local customers. He was welcomed by the store manager and taken on a tour of the Sainsbury’s superstore Newton Stewart. Craig, Store Manager at Sainsbury’s Newton Stewart added: Mr Carson learned about the stores new Local Charity Partner, Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes, which is a charitable organisation set up by local volunteers to deliver essential blood and urgent medical supplies, out of hours, between hospitals and healthcare sites in South West Scotland and sometimes beyond. Finlay Carson MSP said:“I would like to thank Craig and his staff team for welcoming me on a visit to the Newton Stewart store.  As well as taking me on a tour of the store and explaining how the store operates, they told me about their work within the local community.  This year round activity includes raising money for local causes, which is absolutely fantastic.  I was particularly pleased to see the team from D&G Blood Bikes there.  It is a terrific initiative and I am delighted that Sainsburys have selected them as their local charity of the year – they deserve all the support they can get.  The staff at the Newton Stewart store are a credit to the company and it was a pleasure to be able to go along and speak with them”. “It has been great having Mr Carson in to our store to introduce him to our customers and colleagues. He was very interested in discussing the day-to-day working of the store and our work within the community. While Mr Carson was in store, we were also lucky enough to have our local charity of the year, Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes, raising money and generating awareness of the charity. We had a great visit and it was a pleasure to meet him.”last_img read more

Yggdrasil player celebrates €2.9m jackpot win

first_img Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Share A slots player in Norway has won €2.9m (£2.4m) on Yggdrasil Gaming’s Joker Millions progressive jackpot slot.Frederik Elmqvist, Yggdrasil GamingChris, a 21-year-old from Oslo, was playing the slot on LeoVegas on Monday afternoon as he waited outside a shop for his girlfriend and won the lump sum from a bet of just €1.25 placed on his mobile.He said he plans to invest in two apartments with the money, and also take his girlfriend to the Maldives to celebrate.It marks the third occasion Joker Millions has paid out since it launched in March 2015, having previously fallen for €720,000 last September and €460,000 last December.Fredrik Elmqvist, CEO at Yggdrasil Gaming, said: “It is a huge thrill to see someone win such a staggering sum of money from a single spin on an Yggdrasil slot.“Joker Millions is our first progressive slot and it is beloved by both operators and players. With more operators continuing to join the Yggdrasil network, the jackpot will be building up again quickly.”Karolina Pelc, Head of Casino at LeoVegas, added: “We are delighted that this jackpot was won by one of our customers who was playing LeoVegas on his mobile phone as a means to keep himself entertained. This truly shows what LeoVegas stands for – number one in mobile entertainment.“Yggdrasil games are always popular with our players as they look forward to enjoying more great content while chasing the next big jackpot.” Related Articles Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Share LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020last_img read more