Photo: JIS PhotographerGovernor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen (right), congratulates Timar Jackson (left) on being named the 2014 Rhodes Scholar during a brief ceremony at King’s House on November 21. Story HighlightsJamaica’s 2014 Rhodes Scholar, Timar Jackson, says the country’s youth must be positively engaged as part of efforts to combat crime and violence in the country.Timar was one of four participants in a panel discussion facilitated by Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna during the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention.He further contended that the youth, particularly those residing in marginalized communities, also need positive exposure to a different type of lifestyle. Rhodes Scholar Says Youth Must Be Positively EngagedJIS 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 Jamaica’s 2014 Rhodes Scholar, Timar Jackson, says the country’s youth, particularly those at risk, must be positively engaged as part of efforts to combat crime and violence in the country.He argued that a number of young people, who become victims or perpetrators of crime, are often idle, and had they been engaged in worthwhile, wholesome activities, they could have avoided being in certain situations.Timar was one of four participants in a panel discussion facilitated by Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna during the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston on January 30.The 24-year-old, who grew up in the vulnerable community of Rasta Lane in Eastern St. Andrew, and could have easily strayed into a life of crime given his environment, said his exposure to certain negative activities was significantly reduced by a number of factors, including his involvement in his high school’s track team, as well as being a cadet.“I was actively engaged, I didn’t have time to be exposed to certain negative activities in my community,” he said, noting that other young men in similar situations can follow suit.Timar said while his former high school operated on a shift system, he chose to remain at the institution from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. engaging in academic and extracurricular activities, leaving no time to idle.He further contended that the youth, particularly those residing in marginalized communities, also need positive exposure to a different type of lifestyle to show them that opportunities exist “beyond the zinc fence and the gully side”.Another panelist, Linden Champagnie, who was a prison inmate for 24 years including 14 years on death row, encouraged persons to reach out to at-risk youth starting in the communities they reside, as he has been doing through the ‘Men with a Message’ project.‘Men with a Message’ is a special project of the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP), a crime prevention initiative of the Ministry of National Security comprising a group of men from volatile and vulnerable communities served by the CSJP. They have turned their back on crime, and are dedicated to showing other young men they can do so as well.Though it may have been a little later in life, Mr. Champagnie, who hails from Olympic Gardens, is a testament of the impact of positive engagement. His involvement in interventions such as the rehabilitation programme at South Camp Adult Correctional Centre helped him to turn his life around.The man, who was illiterate when he entered prison, learnt to read while incarcerated and is now a “full fledged designer/tailor.” His involvement in the rehabilitation programme, also saw him penning poems, which earned him a gold medal.Senior Programme Development Specialist in the Ministry of Youth and Culture, Miguel “Steppa” Williams and Medical Doctor, Dr. Claudia Allen-Burton, rounded out the other panelists.The forum, hosted by the Ministry of National Security as part of the ‘Unite for Change’ public education and behaviour change programme, sought to increase awareness of interventions and preventative approaches that are currently in place, to combat crime and violence among the nation’s youth.It also allowed for the sharing of best practices and the sensitisation of individuals and organisations as to the avenues through which they can contribute to violence prevention, or initiate preventative measures, within their own communities.Aimed at tackling the nation’s crime problem, the Unite for Change programme is based on a revised National Crime Prevention and Community Safety Strategy (NCPCSS), which was approved by Cabinet in October 2013. 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Previous articleRelief as missing Buncrana woman found safeNext articleThe Great British Bake Off 2015 returns for it’s sixth series News Highland Facebook Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford After a series of setbacks Jason Black has decided to abandon his bid to climb the K2 Mountain.The team were to begin their summit push today but had to scrap those plans when all of their equipment was lost in an avalanche.Poor weather was also hampering the attempt.Jason confirmed the news to return home in a blog post today in which he outlined the highs and lows of a ‘crazy emotional roller coaster. The full text of the blog can be read below:Monday 27th July Over the last few days and nights ive been riding a crazy emotional roller coaster of highs and lows unimaginable on K2. Starting out with the highs of weeks of seriously hard work climbing super high carrying heavy loads preparing the route to the summit with ropes ,tents, food oxygen and everything in between required for a successful push to the top of the toughest mountain in the world K2 to enduring the uncertain weather patterns of a very angry mountain weeping incredibly. This morning i can confirm that after days of frantic digging we have recovered some of the teams technical climbing equipment but most is damaged due to the sheer force beyond use , helmets crushed, crampons twisted, ice axes bent etc …..to add fuel to the now blazing fire i can also confirm camp three 7.300mts is totally destroyed everything is gone in what looked like a violent rock filled Avalanche, taking with it the tents, high altitude food, sleeping bags and high altitude clothing and more devastating the oxygen needed to survive above camp three, hanging our heads in our hands all that weeks and weeks of work carrying the gear into route position to be wiped out in one fawl swoop. As I’ve mentioned in earlier blogs that we would have been climbing from cam two to camp three at exactly the him this violent killing machine Avalanche stuck….mind blowing. The Abruzzi route to the summit of K2 lays now in tatters ….it’s just heart breaking. K2 lives up to its reputation as the stage mountain as I’ve witnessed the good the bad and the very ugly on this heart breaking expedition. Last night Sunday we had a team meeting and it’s decided that it’s over K2 has proven impossible to climb this year, Mother Nature and the mountain of K2 has spoken and we must listen, listen not and we pay the ultimate price. As i type this is hitting home with a tear in my eye it’s reality…it’s over, the painstaking preparation ,years of training mentally & physically ,all the sacrifices…..I can truly say i have given it my all and with my team members, we stood shoulder to shoulder in the pursuit of summit success on this magnificent mountain ,not a single stone was left unturned….. Today i will look at this objectively, learn from it humbly, Smile in the face of adversity positively and move on wiser and smarter than before… The wild forces us to live in the present ,and it doesn’t care about our past or future. It makes us a little vulnerable – and it’s hard to hide who we really are. And therein lies the beauty, We can’t pretent for long….what is important in life becomes the stuff that really matters on lives mountain…I’ve so any people to thank for helping me prepare for supporting my decisions that I stand on the shoulders of great people in my hometown that allow me to see further…for that I’m forever great full. Tonight i reflect on this powerful expedition and tomorrow turn bitter lemons into lemonade… Thank you all for the wonderful support I’m coming home….proud & humbled. Jason Twitter Facebook Google+ Google+ Twitter Jason Black to return home as he abandons K2 summit bid RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – July 27, 2015 WhatsApp WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic
David Gauke today all but confirmed that he is about to resign from the Cabinet in what could be his final speech as lord chancellor and justice secretary.Gauke today called for an ‘evidence led’ approach to tackling reoffending to cut crime, highlighting new research that he says has reinforced his view to move away from short prison sentences. But it is the final lines of a speech he delivered at an event hosted by the Social Market Foundation, a thinktank, that suggests he is about to step down.He said: ‘I believe that the approach that I’ve set out today – indeed the approach I have set out in the last 18 months – is one that is most likely to be effective in reducing reoffending and therefore reducing crime. I am aware that it is an approach that will not have universal support but I have taken great encouragement from the widespread support for an evidence-led, rehabilitative and humane agenda.’It is my hope that in the years ahead – whoever has the privilege of being justice secretary – it is an approach that will be pursued with persistence and determination and courage. And that it will help deliver a safer and more civilised society.’Gauke is the sixth lord chancelllor since the Conservative-led coalition took office in 2010. He is the first solicitor in the ancient office. According to ITV political correspondent Paul Brand, Gauke has not ruled out voting for amendments today (led by former attorney general Dominic Grieve QC) which attempt to prevent a future prime minister proroguing parliament. This would require his resignation from the government.Gauke, who backed his former MoJ colleague Rory Stewart in the Conservative leadership race, has already indicated that he would not serve under a government led by Boris Johnson.Appearing on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show this month, the host suggested that Johnson would sack Gauke. Gauke told Marr: ‘I suspect I will possibly have gone before then.’ He explained that if Johnson required the cabinet to sign up to being prepared to leave the EU without a deal on 31 October, he would be unable to support that policy and would resign in advance.In a speech at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet, he joked: ‘Indeed, I am the first lord chancellor in a while to have served long enough to deliver two of these speeches. It is true that my predecessor but two, Michael Gove, made it to his second speech but he left the government one week later when a new prime minister, with whom he did not see eye to eye, took office. How times have changed. I might only have three weeks.’Gauke’s imminent resignation could explain the extraordinary speed at which bills on divorce reform and domestic abuse have been introduced to parliament.
The German defender has become a regular this season, starting every single one of their Premier League games since the middle of December after missing the first half of the campaign through injury.He has earned plenty of praise for his performances, despite Chelsea’s struggles at the back under Frank Lampard.He is expected to be a part of Germany’s squad for Euro 2020, with some predicting he will be the first choice for Joachim Löw.Embed from Getty ImagesShould that be the case, he will be looking to ensure his country, who he has 30 caps for, put on a better showing than at the World Cup two years ago, where they were knocked out in the group stages.Rudiger was a part of that squad and says he wants to show himself in a different light after that disappointment.“I only ever get to know about it (being the first choice) through the media,” he told Frankfurter Rundschau.“I’m completely relaxed; I know my role, I don’t have to talk much. I know what to do.“When you compare my performance at Chelsea and for the DFB – the gap is a bit wide.“That’s why I’m looking forward to the European Championship, that I’ll show a different face.”by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 60? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoCosmoHealthyMag21 Celebs Who Are Gay – No.13 Will Shock MenCosmoHealthyMagUndo Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger says he is looking to show ‘a different face’ with Germany at Euro 2020 this summer.