Related‘Best Dressed Fest’ to Benefit Communities Across the Island Advertisements Related‘Best Dressed Fest’ to Benefit Communities Across the Island ‘Best Dressed Fest’ to Benefit Communities Across the Island UncategorizedApril 11, 2008 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, Jamaica Broilers Group will be staging a series of gospel festivals and outreach programmes to benefit communities across the island.Dubbed ‘Best Dressed 50 Fest,’ the initiative, which is being undertaken at a cost of some US$1million, will feature gospel concerts in Mandeville, Montego Bay and Kingston.Approximately 70 medical professionals will be volunteering their services, while several sports personalities will be holding sports clinics in some schools. The festival organizers will also be embarking on several community projects over the duration of the event.Speaking at the press launch at the Wexford Hotel in Montego Bay on Tuesday (April 8), President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Jamaica Broilers Group, Robert Levy, said that the programme is “just our way of saying thanks Jamaica.”The Mandeville leg of the festival will be held at Manchester High School on April 26 and 27; on May 2 and 3 at the Dump Up Beach in Montego Bay; while the Kingston leg will take place on the grounds of King’s House on May 3 and 4.“We are now filled with expectation and anticipation that our investment will change the personal lives of thousands, help to unite the church, and have a significant impact for good not only at the three venues that are hosting these events, but across our country,” he stated.President of the Jamaica Association of Evangelicals and Co-Chair of the Festival Oversight Committee, Peter Garth, said that the ‘Best Dressed 50 Fest’ is endorsed by umbrella church groups representing more than 90 per cent of the churches in the country. Related‘Best Dressed Fest’ to Benefit Communities Across the Island
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Email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest New research published in the scientific journal Social Psychological and Personality Science provides evidence that the prevalence of infectious diseases plays an important role in racial prejudices across the United States.The findings support the parasite-stress hypothesis, which holds that people exposed to diseases become more likely to adopt anti-pathogen behavioral strategies — such as avoiding and expressing more negative attitudes toward groups with dissimilar features.“I was surprised when a 2015 study found an association between exposure to black Americans and racial prejudice, such that white individuals living in U.S. states with more black people showed increased prejudice towards this group,” said study author Brian A. O’Shea, a EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska Curie Global Fellow based in the Psychology Department at both Harvard University and the University of Amsterdam. Share “The finding was counter to the extensive literature showing that contact with outgroups actually reduces prejudice. I suspected that the study was showing a spurious correlation and that perhaps infectious diseases might better explain variation in racial prejudice across the U.S. This epiphany likely occurred because I was lucky enough to have an office beside Corey Fincher while at Warwick University, who developed Parasite Stress theory, along with Randy Thornhill.”In their study, the researchers utilized 2006-2013 data from Harvard’s Project Implicit website, a nonprofit organization that collects data about people’s automatic, or implicit, attitudes toward different groups as well as their explicit biases.They were particularly interested in data from 355,000 white and 77,000 black respondents who completed a test of racial bias. This data was compared to disease rates across the 50 U.S. states.The study found “that at the aggregated group level, regions with more infectious diseases are likely to have higher intergroup racial tensions,” O’Shea told PsyPost.“Specifically, we found that if you’re a white or black person living in a U.S. state with more infectious diseases, you have a stronger feeling in favor of your in-group and/or a stronger opposition to your out-group, both consciously and unconsciously.”“These effects occur even if we control for individual factors like age, political ideology, religious belief, education and gender, and a number of state-level factors, including median income, inequality, race exposure and more. Importantly, even within areas with high infectious diseases, there is substantial individual variation in prejudice,” O’Shea explained.But the study only examined correlational data, preventing the researchers from establishing a causal link between disease prevalence and racial prejudice.To further solidify their findings, O’Shea and his colleagues set up in experiment in which 588 U.S. adults completed a test of racial bias after being randomly exposed to either images related to disease, terrorism, or buildings and furniture.White participants who showed greater aversion to germs tended to show increased explicit — but not implicit — prejudice toward black people after seeing the disease-related imagery.“Participants who strongly agreed with questions relating to germ aversion (i.e., ‘It really bothers me when people sneeze without covering their mouths and I prefer to wash my hands pretty soon after shaking someone’s hand’) showed the highest racial prejudice, but only after they were primed with images depicting disgusting content such as mold, feces, and an individual with chickenpox,” O’Shea told PsyPost.“We suspect that individuals with high germ aversion will be less willing to come in contact with racial outgroups, and this lack of exposure could increase racial tensions.”“Study 2 is experimental and offers some causal evidence that reminders of infectious disease, especially among those with high germ aversion, can increase racial prejudice. More work is needed to understand why some individuals show high germ aversion, while others in the same environment are less worried when coming into contact with germs. Family upbringing and an individual’s willingness to take more risks are potentially influential factors, but this paper does not directly address this issue,” O’Shea said.While the findings offer a new way of explaining intergroup prejudices, O’Shea said it also points to one possible way to combat them — by reforming health care.“This research indicates that restrictions in access to health care, due to costs or lack of insurance, could have a devastating impact on intergroup relations if it leads to higher infectious disease rates. To foster the right conditions for a cohesive and integrated community, policies must be put in place to ensure vulnerable groups in society have equal access to health care,” he told PsyPost.The study, “Infectious Disease Prevalence, Not Race Exposure, Predicts Both Implicit and Explicit Racial Prejudice Across the United States“, was authored by Brian A. O’Shea, Derrick G. Watson, Gordon D. A. Brown, and Corey L. Fincher.
Seisranger AS, a company in the Forland Shipping Group, has concluded the sale of the vessel Seisranger to Otto Marine Limited on 30 April 2014.This sale will trigger a NOK 75 million redemption of the NOK 525 million Senior Secured Bond that E Forland AS has outstanding.The MV Seisranger was built as a seismic vessel in 1993 and rebuilt in 2001 to become a state-of-the-art ROV/Survey/Construction vessel. Since its conversion in 2001, the vessel has been on charter to Halliburton and Subsea7. The Subsea7 charter for Seisranger was terminated in January 2014.Related: Forland Shipping sells MV Seisranger to undisclosed client[mappress]April 30, 2014; Image:
Botev (Vratsa) lost to Tsarsko Selo with 0: 1. The young Toma Ushagelov scored the priceless goal with his first touch of the ball as a professional footballer in the 89th minute. The match was very dynamic, with many uses in front of both gates. In the last minutes Johnny Placid left the “kings” in the match to come the winning goal for the boys of Lubo Penev. Botev (Vratsa) – Tsarsko Selo 0: 1, Toma Ushagelov scalded the hostsWith this match the groups in the second eight will be formed The match started at a very high pace. Both teams were looking for goals and that’s why there were quite a few good situations in the first half. The hosts had a slight advantage, but the “kings” also did not fail to attack. The Sofia team won most of the high balls. The two cleanest situations were for Tsarsko Selo. After a strong long shot by Simeon Mechev, the ball hit the crossbar twice and in the back of goalkeeper Krassimir Kostov. Botev’s guard made a very good save after a shot by Leonardo. <br /> The drama was complete in the second half. Gradually Vratsa pressed their opponent and were very close to scoring. Johnny Placid has shown several times why he is a national of Haiti. He played twice with his head outside the penalty area and once blocked with his foot Daniel Genov, who was left alone against him.In the 89th minute Lubo Penev made a change for a delay and released the debutant Toma Ushagelov. Miroslav Budinov went down to the outline on the left and passed in front of the door. The enthusiastic Ushagelov overtook everyone and with his first touch of the ball in professional football scored the priceless goal. Thus, Tsarsko Selo will finish in 11th place with 25 points. The battle will be with Ether to avoid the playoffs. The “boys” have 2 points more. Black Sea will win group “A”, and Vitosha (Bistritsa) will be eliminated.Botev (Vratsa) with 22 points is an almost certain participant in the playoff group together with Dunav (Ruse).