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first_imgRelatedNew Board for HAJ Government Senator, Navel Clarke, is proposing compulsory national service for all Jamaican youth, as a means of developing their sense of service and discipline.“I am convinced that it is time for Jamaica to adopt in treating with the young people from an early age… the discipline and behavioural norms in which a Christian and law abiding society exists,” Senator Clarke said.He was making his contribution to the State of the Nation Debate in the Senate today (March 28).The Senator stated that students who are leaving high schools and not going onto higher education should be assessed by trained guidance counsellors to “prepare them for the next journey in their lives.”“My proposal is that those young people would have to spend at least two years in the army, not because they want to be soldiers, but (because) there exists every facet of skills and trades in that organisation…. and in the meantime they…would have to carry that discipline in and out of the army,” Senator Clarke said.He asserted that young people must be steered towards the kind of discipline and way of life that is conducive to a law abiding society.“I urge that serious thought be given to this proposal. It is something that I strongly recommend,” he stated. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsGovernment Senator, Navel Clarke, is proposing compulsory national service for all Jamaican youth, as a means of developing their sense of service and discipline.The Senator stated that students who are leaving high schools and not going onto higher education should be assessed by trained guidance counsellors to “prepare them for the next journey in their lives.”Young people must be steered towards the kind of discipline and way of life that is conducive to a law abiding society. Gov’t Senator Proposes Mandatory National Service for Youth ParliamentMarch 29, 2014Written by: Latonya Lintoncenter_img Advertisements RelatedPersons to Get Houses at Bernard Lodge By July RelatedGovernment Stands By Decision To Keep Hylton As Commissionerlast_img read more

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first_imgPreferred QualificationsDegree in Pharmacy, Immunology, Microbiology, Vaccinology,Protein Biology, Infectious Disease. SummaryBaylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Immunology,Allergy and Retrovirology Service at Texas Children’s Hospital isseeking a highly motivated, responsible, and organized individualto join the Food Allergy Research Program (FAP) as a Senior StaffScientist. The selected candidate will be responsible forsupporting basic laboratory investigations to determine thefunction of immunologic cells in food allergic disease and conducttranslational research for the FAP, have the ability to dispenseand compound pharmaceuticals, and have experience with FDA and IRBregulatory requirements and drug control.The Senior Staff Scientist will also have a major role in assistingin project management, experimental design and execution,supervising the operations of a Food Allergy ManufacturingFacility, training postdoctoral fellows and post-baccalaureatestudents, managing internal lab meetings, manuscript preparation,and maintaining continuity within the research Food Allergy Programlaboratory and the Manufacturing Facility.Job DutiesEnsures accuracy in dispensing drugs and supplies, completingdocumentation and records, assisting clinicians with drug treatmentplans, and serving as a resource regarding pharmaceuticalissues.Detects, prevents, evaluates, and reports, when necessary, foradverse drug events.Responsible for coordinating the procurement, storage,preparation, distribution, compounding, monitoring, control, anddispensing of medications and supplies.Plans, directs and conducts research experiments.Performs ELISA, PCR, WESTERN BLOT, and BCA protein assays.Evaluates and analyzes data.Develops research techniques and performs applications requiredfor specific research projects.Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in anappropriate format for a particular study.Documents results of experiments and reports to principalinvestigators.Supervises, schedules, and coordinates the activities of lessexperienced research staff. Minimum QualificationsDoctoral Degree. Experience may not be substituted in lieu ofdegree.Seven years of postdoctoral research experience.center_img Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.6556CA; CH; PDlast_img read more

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first_imgThe highly acclaimed EDM festival Ultra Music Festival, which occurs every year in the springtime in Miami, Florida, has major changes coming to its 17th edition in 2015. According to flyers handed out this weekend during Electric Zoo promoting the Miami event, next year’s Ultra festival will be restricted to 18+ for ages able to attend, which eliminates the festival’s longstanding “All ages” welcoming. The festival cites safety concerns for its attendees as the reason for the age restriction, saying, “The safety and security of our attendees, artists/performers, and personnel are out utmost priority and concern.”Ultra is not the first music festival to put age limits into action in more recent years, as events such as EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival) have also made these changes. The age restriction serves as a reminder that it’s important to be responsible and well-informed on the dangers that coud be presented at festivals like Ultra, such as the availability of substances like MDMA (molly).The flier also that early bird tickets for Ultra 2015 will be on sale soon. Though the new age restriction promotes safety for its attendees, it will surely devastate the spirits of the “young ravers” who were seeking to attend this incredible festival come the spring of 2015.– Jeremy Lamstein[Photo via Your EDM]last_img read more

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first_imgBill McGarvie with Eric Black and Colm Mullen.The Growling Swan Golf SocietyMonday, Nov. 6, Phoenix – Stableford1st Bill McGarvie (12) 40pts2nd Darren Slade (13) 39pts 3rd Alex Field (19) 39pts4th Colm Mullen (25) 35ptsNear Pins: L2 – Mike Johns, L7 – Eric Black, O5 – Nam Slade, O7 – Darren SladeLong Putts: L9 – Alex Field, O9 – Colm LawlorSixteen golfers chose to take a crack at the fabulous Phoenix golf course and playing off the white tees we took on Lake and Ocean nines in that order.With the numbers down we only played the one flight but kept all novelties going.  It was Bill ‘Shooter’ McGarvie that set the game alight and returned a very good score of 40 points.  Breathing right down his neck were Darren Slade and Alex Field, who again had to go to the count-back to sort out placings.  Colm Mullen, obviously with no jetlag problems, took out fourth place on the podium.Thursday, Nov. 9, Treasure Hill – Stableford1st JC Lhoste (28) 32pts2nd Steve Younger (13) 32pts3rd Colm Mullen (25) 31pts4th Alex Field (19) 30ptsNear Pins: #2 Glenn Smith, #6 Tony Cook, #13 Mike Gosden, #17 Steve Younger.Long Putt: #9 JC Lhoste, #18 Mike Powell.For those who are not aware Treasure Hill is offering fantastic pricing at the moment and there were seventeen golfers that took to the challenge.  The course was in great shape and we played from the yellow tees on a day that showed no sign of rain.Two players stood up in what was a low scoring day.  JC Lhoste and Steve Younger both returned to the scales with 32 points apiece and the count-back system came into play (much to Steve’s nervousness, he does not feature well in count backs).  Well he was not let down as JC took out the title leaving Steve to ponder what might have been.  Taking out third was Colm Mullen, with Alex Field filling the final spot on the podium.last_img read more

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first_imgAlec Stewart, Surrey coachAdvertisement gbfNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5lWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ewy3u( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) a7mWould you ever consider trying this?😱43vakgCan your students do this? 🌚6jm9Roller skating! Powered by Firework (Image Courtesy: Kia Oval)Advertisement Former England wicket keeper Alec Stewart believes that Kuldeep Yadav, who was India’s most successful bowler in the limited overs vs England will find it difficult in the upcoming test series.Advertisement Stewart, whose career spanned over 14 years believes that even though Yadav is recognized as the mystery spinner, it will the ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin who turn out to be the reliable option.“I am a massive fan of Ashwin and he is an impressive performer. Jadeja has had some good success against England as well. But if someone has got mystery, you might want to play him,” Stewart told PTI in an interview.Advertisement “Virat, as a captain, is very positive and will back an attacking bowler. He will possibly believe that Kuldeep has more to offer than Ashwin or Jadeja, and then that’s the route Virat will take. And then the wrist spinner has to perform, and replicate with the red ball what he has done with the white ball. We won’t know until he is given a go,” said Stewart.Stewart then went on to say how Joe Root had mastered his bowling and how Kuldeep won’t get the luxuries that he got in the limited overs format.“All of a sudden, he won’t have four men at the boundary. He will have four men around the bat, and the batsmen don’t have to try and score with a positive intent. Can he bowl enough good balls and ask questions of the batsmen as he had done in white-ball cricket?”“In ODIs and T20Is, you can get away with bad balls with batsmen getting caught off full tosses (Eoin Morgan) or sweep slogging caught at deep midwicket (Jason Roy).“Would Kuldeep have those fields in a Test? Would batsmen play those types of shots? No, instead, it will be a game of cat and mouse and it remains to be seen if Kuldeep can make those adjustments for Test cricket in England,” Stewart said.Stewart then said that the Batsmen will need to tackle Anderson and Broad and also added that the Indian pace attack will pose a threat under Kohli’s captaincy.“India’s pace attack is a massive threat as well. I think they are two evenly matched teams. In the past, India haven’t always travelled well and the last time (2014), I wasn’t even sure they wanted to be here.”“But under Virat’s captaincy, you can see the team replicating his characteristics and personality. They are not only a team of fighters, but of quality as well. They have covered all bases nicely and I think it will be closely fought Test series,” he added.Also Read:Cricket: Graeme Swann predicts Kuldeep to be picked ahead of Ashwin. Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisement m3zuyNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8p3uWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ee( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9lle7Would you ever consider trying this?😱2dkCan your students do this? 🌚bvjRoller skating! Powered by Firework German coach Imke Wubbenhorst made history as she became the world’s first woman to manage in men’s Germany’s fifth tier when she took over at BV Cloppenburg. However, upon the feat, when a journalist hurled a sexist question her way, Wubbenhorst responded with the most sarcastic and wittiest of replies. Advertisement Wubbenhorst, 30, had been a player for the German women’s youth team as well as for BV Cloppenburg’s women’s side. She took over the reigns at the men’s side on the 21st December, thereby becoming the first woman to lead a men’s team in Germany.However, it didn’t take long for the media to perform some heroics when a reporter in Germany put forth quite the bold question for Wubbenhorst. She told Welt how one journalist had asked her whether she warned players to put their pants on when she entered the dressing room.Advertisement “Of course not, I’m a professional,” she responded, sarcastically. “I pick my players based on their penis size.”Cloppenburg’s board being free minded enough to not bring the gender question in between the coach’s appointment certainly helped Wubbenhorst.Advertisement “It was an easy decision to let go of gender in the evaluation process,” said board member Herbert Schroder. “We only looked at quality.”Cloppenburg’s men’s side face relegation in the Lower Saxony League sitting at the bottom, and Wubbenhorst has been entrusted with the task of driving the struggling team out of it, with only 12 games to go.“We only have 12 games left to stay in the division. It’s going to be a tough job,” she said. Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgBy RUSSELL BENNETT IT’S one thing to know how the Cobras play, or even how to beat them. But it’s…[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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first_img“If we talk about a new contract in the middle of the season, it will cost energy. Imagine that a player feels not appreciated after a disappointing proposal, it can disrupt his game.3 The Belgium international has revealed he will not consider signing a new contract before the World CupCredit: Getty Images – Getty3 Mousa Dembele has been one of Spurs priceless items himself over the yearsCredit: AFPIs Mousa Dembele now Tottenham’s best player, even better than Harry Kane or Dele Alli? “At this moment, I am very happy at Tottenham. I do not lie when I say that I do not think about a big transfer. I want to play a World Cup and afterwards we will see.“Really, I’m not aware of the interest of other clubs. And, besides, I told my agent to wait for the summer to tell me about any offers. For now, I’m only focusing on Tottenham. Maybe this is my last season. Or maybe I’ll sign a new deal. We’ll see.”WHAT A SHOE IN Mousa Dembele denies reports he has found a stunning £1m worth of forgotten treasure in cellar of his hotelThe former Fulham star has established himself as a vital part of Mauricio Pochettino’s side and the Spurs boss will be desperate to hold on to his midfield star, who he has called a “genius” and one of the best players he has ever worked with. Dembele will have a year remaining on his Spurs contract at the end of the campaign, which has put a number of clubs across Europe on red alert.most read in footballRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashPicturedMADD FOR ITPrem aces Dele, Maddison & Grealish enjoy hard-earned break in sun-soaked IbizaLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesPicturedSOR SUBJECTNeymar’s ex-girlfriend Soraja Vucelic almost pops out of dress in steamy selfieDele Alli gets support from Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino as he hopes to recover from poor form MOUSA DEMBELE has cast fresh doubt over his long-term future at Tottenham after revealing contract negotiations will not be held until after the World Cup.The Belgium international has admitted he will not consider fresh terms before the end of the season, leaving open the prospect that this could be his last at the club.3 Dembele has cast fresh doubt over his long-term future at TottenhamCredit: ReutersHe told Belgian paper La Derniere Heure: “We have not really talked about an extension of my contract.”We have not really talked about an extension of my contract.”At the beginning of the season, I said ‘I had physical problems, I want to see at the end of the season how I feel’. That’s what the club and I decided by mutual agreement.last_img read more

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first_imgIn the dark days of early apartheid rule half a century ago, on 26 June 1955, over 3 000 representatives of resistance organisations made their way through police cordons to gather on a dusty square in Kliptown, then a freehold area 40km south of Johannesburg.Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, Soweto, commemorates the signing of the Freedom Charter in 1955. (Image: Gauteng Film Commission)This was the Congress of the People, who met to draw up the Freedom Charter, an alternative vision to the repressive policies of the apartheid state.At the time, Nelson Mandela had to stay concealed to avoid the police. On the second day, the authorities broke up the gathering, but not before the charter was adopted as a guiding document. It remains the cornerstone of African National Congress (ANC) policy to this day, and is seen by many as the foundation of South Africa’s 1996 Constitution.That dusty field has now been declared a national heritage site, and on 26 June 2005 President Thabo Mbeki lit a flame of freedom in Kliptown to mark the opening of the Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication – and 50 years of the Freedom Charter.R375m upgrade for KliptownConstruction of the Walter Sisulu Square began two years ago, spearheaded by development agency Blue IQ. The square will have a park, a marketplace with 700 stalls for traders, about 17 shops and offices, a multipurpose centre and a hotel.Unskilled labour has been used in the construction work, as have about 90 small, medium and micro enterprises, more than half of which were created to help the project.Kliptown, now part of Soweto, is a sprawling collection of settlements around 40km from the Johannesburg city centre, with a thriving informal business area where the people of Soweto do their shopping. Some 85% of the township consists of informal settlements.Established in 1903 and one of the oldest urban multiracial settlements in the Johannesburg area, Kliptown has long been neglected, and many of its old buildings are now dilapidated.With its history, it is hoped that Kliptown will become “a world-class tourist destination and heritage site offering local and international visitors a unique experience,” according to Blue IQ.The square and monument will form part of the Greater Kliptown Development Project, a massive effort to redevelop the area and make it more habitable and conducive to business.Some R375-million has been put aside for Kliptown’s revival, R293-million from Blue IQ and R30-million from the City of Johannesburg. Project areas include the upgrade of the Kliptown railway station, a market, the relocation of people in informal settlements, new houses, and a new 250-bay taxi rank, which is already complete.The Walter Sisulu SquareWalter Sisulu was a delegate at the 1955 Congress of the People, a major figure in the anti-apartheid struggle, deputy president of the ANC, underground activist and Rivonia treason trialist.Released from prison in 1989, he died in 2003, the year the R160-million Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication project was initiated. Its design was awarded to architects and urban designers StudioMAS.Today the construction of the north and south sides of two squares, one of which is the original square where people gathered to approve the charter, is at roof level.The complex consists of two long, narrow buildings encompassing the squares, with 10 columns on the eastern edge, representing the 10 clauses of the Freedom Charter.Not just a construction projectBut this is not just a construction project. Enormous effort has gone into relocating traders from Union Street, renovating their historic warehouses – in some cases they are more than 70 years old – and creating new functions for the buildings.Between the two squares, on the northern end, is a tall tower, the Freedom Charter Monument. Here a freedom flame was lit by Mbeki, providing a landmark beacon to surrounding suburbs.Opposite this tower, in the middle of the southern building, another tower is rising into the air. The base of this tower will contain a kwashisanyama, a place for preparing food.The north and south buildings will contain offices, banks, retail space, a tourism office, an art gallery and the community hall. The search is on to place a restaurant and boutique hotel in the buildings.Housing and wetlandsThe city and the province are committed to building 7 100 houses in the coming years – 5 700 RDP houses and 1 400 houses for rental. So far only four houses have been completed, and 1 195 stands have been given services, in preparation for building.Housing is a complex issue in Kliptown. The densely packed population of about 45 000 people needs to be systematically moved before houses can be built. In addition, electricity, water and sewage connections have to be installed.The nearby wetlands and parks have been cleared and cleaned, employing about 50 people, with a view to employing another 170 people.According to Blue IQ, the purpose of the Kliptown project is to redevelop this traditional apartheid-style buffer zone township between Johannesburg and Soweto into a desirable and prosperous residential and commercial locality.The aim is to use Kliptown’s rich history, as the meeting ground of the Congress of the People and the birthplace of the Freedom Charter, as a tool to boost tourism and transform the fortunes of the settlement.The Congress of the PeopleThe Congress of the People was a dramatic affair held over two days and attended by 3 000 delegates from all over the country, including 320 Indian, 230 coloured and 112 white South Africans.It came about through the efforts of the Congress Movement, which was made up of the ANC, the SA Indian Congress, the Coloured People’s Organisation (later the SA Coloured People’s Congress), and the Congress of Democrats – white South Africans who identified with the movement.“When the great day was upon us,” wrote one participant afterwards, “we set out on our journey to Kliptown, many of us travelling hundreds of miles, wondering what was going to happen. For it was not as if we had been allowed to campaign in peace. Every meeting was watched by the special branch, our organisers were hounded and arrested, documents seized in raids.“Cars and lorries were stopped, contingents held back on one or other pretext until it was too late to continue their journey. Yet in spite of all the harassment and interference, about 3 000 delegates pierced the police cordon and arrived at Kliptown, where a patch of open ground had been prepared to seat the huge throng.“Just imagine the problems of organisation – 3 000 delegates had to be fed and housed. But from every point of view the Congress was an outstanding success.”The various clauses of the charter were introduced, there was an opportunity for impromptu speeches from delegates present, and the clauses were then read out and acclaimed by a show of hands. The Isitwalandwe/Seaparankoe – the highest honour awarded by the ANC – was awarded to Chief Albert Luthuli, president of the ANC, Yusuf Dadoo and Father Trevor Huddleston.Only Father Huddleston was able to accept his award at the Congress of the People, as Luthuli and Dadoo were under banning orders and unable to attend.In the afternoon of the second day proceedings were brought to an sudden close by the arrival of a large detachment of police bearing sten guns.They took over the speakers’ platform, confiscated all the documents they could find, announced that they had reason to believe that treason was being plotted, and took the names and addresses of all delegates before sending them home.But the Freedom Charter was signed a year later by Luthuli, and has remained the central document in ANC policy ever since.Sources:City of JohannesburgSouth African History OnlineAfrican National CongressBlue IQWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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