RelatedJamaican Culture on display as JCDC Performing Arts Finals get underway RelatedCrime Prevention Strategy to Focus on At-Risk Youth Advertisements Green Paper on Revised Youth Policy to be Tabled by September CultureJune 19, 2013Written by: Athaliah Reynolds-Baker FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, says a Green Paper on the revised National Youth Policy could be tabled in Parliament by September.Miss Hanna, who made the disclosure while contributing to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on June 18, said the Concept Paper and Cabinet Submission are to go to the Human Resource Committee of Cabinet before the end of this month.She noted that the policy development process is expected to be completed by August this year.The Minister informed that the review of the policy is in response to the changes within the policy environment and the need to take into account the emerging issues that affect youth development nationally.The National Youth Policy places focus on entrepreneurship, skills training and preparing young people for the world of work in the global village. It is also expected to provide insight into developmental models and programmes for young people.Revision of the policy is being informed by the findings of the 2010 Jamaica National Youth Survey, which was commissioned by the Government under the Youth Development Programme loan agreement signed with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).Conducted by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN), the survey provides a holistic profile of young people age 15 to 24 years, and seeks to aid in the strengthening of existing programmes designed for youth development throughout the island.It focuses on, among other things, unattached youth; young people living and working on the street as well as those in state care; young people with disabilities; entrepreneurial and employment opportunities; and spirituality and values.Contact: Athaliah Reynolds-Baker RelatedJCDC to Unveil Slate of Activities for 50th Anniversary
filo/iStock(DODGE CITY, Kan.) — A Capuchin monkey at a Kansas zoo has died after it was attacked while protecting its offspring from someone who broke into the facility.The staff at Wright Park Zoo in Dodge City first learned of what happened on Sept. 2 when a monkey named Pickett was found and captured outside the facility and somewhere in the city. When employees went to check the enclosure, they discovered a second monkey, named Vern, injured inside, the zoo said in a statement.Vern, who is an older Tufted Capuchin monkey, was found to have extensive injuries that required surgery.Officers investigated and suspected that someone gained access to the enclosure and injured Vern as it tried to protect Pickett from being taken, officials said.“Based on DCPD’s investigation … we do not believe the little monkey, Pickett, found his way outside the enclosure on his own,” said Dodge City Police Chief Drew Francis. “Nor do we believe he traveled to where he was found on his own. His father’s injury appears to be from blunt force trauma in excess of what would occur from a fall.”Hanna Schroeder, who is the head zookeeper at Wright Park, said Vern suffered a broken knee cap as a result of the incident.“Vern is very protective of the younger monkey and would not have let him go without a fight,” Schroeder said.Vern required a cast on his leg and isolation from the other monkeys, but could not recover from the injuries and was pronounced dead after being found unresponsive by staff on Tuesday, officials said.A necropsy will be performed to determine the official cause of the death.Francis asked for the public’s help in finding out who is responsible.“Though I doubt the culprit has the decency to come forward,” Francis said, “I also suspect someone may know who committed this act or have an idea who would do this. If that’s you, we would greatly appreciate talking with you.”Vern was a year old when it arrived at the Wright Park Zoo in 1988 with a female named Charro, according to the zoo. Capuchin monkeys, from South America, are declining in population as they face threats that include capture for the pet trade and deforestation.Additional security measures were installed at the enclosure to protect the animals, the zoo said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
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Ellington was among eight ladies who were recognised for their contribution towards empowering women, not only in Jamaica, but across the Jamaican Diaspora and in other sections of the world. In presenting Ellington with her award, President and Chief Executive Officer of ‘It’s just POSH’, Shelly-Ann Richmond spoke to the veteran broadcaster’s influence on the media landscape, especially on television in Jamaica where she professionally carried out her tasks with grace and poise.Ellington expressed appreciation for the award and pointed out that she was pleased to have had some influence on the society, despite the many distractions that are available.She also dedicated her award to a number of persons with whom she shared the production and television stages with, back in the 1980s, including Lindy Delapenha, Leonie Forbes and Easton Lee. Fae EllingtonJamaican broadcaster receives “POSH” awardVeteran broadcaster Fae Ellington was presented with the ‘It’s Just POSH Award’ at the Women of the Diaspora Leadership Conference at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort in Montego Bay, St James on Saturday.
For the second year in succession, the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) has collaborated with the Ministry of Education through the Allied Arts Institute and the Child Care and Protection Agency to roll out another 17-and-under female T20 franchise. The launching was done at a simple ceremony on the top floor of the GCB, Regent Road where Territorial Development Officer (TDO) of the Board, Colin Stuart laid out the dynamics of the competition.Stuart explained that the competition will be played across three rounds, the first of which is today at Everest Cricket Club, Camp and Carifesta Avenue, Georgetown, and Young Warriors Ground, Cumberland, Berbice, with the two teams who achieved the most points clashing in a final.The TDO shared the board’s delight in once again being able to partner with the aforementioned bodies to promote the game as well as continue the fight to show that academics and sports go hand in hand and in fact, aid in the development of each other. Stuart noted that this competition will be used as a scouting programme to identify those who show potential to be selected for the national youth team or even move up to be included in the West Indies squad.The former West Indies fast bowler also namedropped Shemaine Campbelle, Shabika Gajnabi and Sheneta Grimmond who have been named in the West Indies Women’s side for India’s tour of the Caribbean as well as Cherry-Ann Fraser and Kaysia Schultz who have been regularly invited to the West Indies training camps.The TDO disclosed that it is the intention of the Board to provide an environment for the female players that is similar to the men’s while creating a structure that is non-discriminatory. Meanwhile, Unit of the Allied Arts Administrator, Lorraine Barker-King praised the GCB for yet another step towards the development of young athletes especially since the interest in cricket has been growing in the schools.Barker-King posited that she was pleased to see a woman-dominated head table for a change and labelled the female Guyanese players in West Indies as “role models” for those children who have chosen to embrace the sport.Georgetown Regional Administrative Officer of the Department of Education, Shenaine Christian-Henry reflected on her involvement in the game, reminiscing on her younger years where she was unable to comprehend what “15 runs for two wickets meant” but has over the years grown to love the sport. She most notably recalled the impact the staging of the female T20 World Cup in Guyana had on her. Senior Probation and Social Series Officer of the Child Care and Protection Agency, Sherry-Ann Vandeyar echoed Christian-Henry’s experience but reminded those in administration, that child care is everyone’s business and needs to be at the forefront.Vandeyar commended the GCB for their continued outreach to the Agency in an effort to provide their coaches and other key personnel with the foundation to perform in this area.The Officer further posited that this competition helps to empower women and serves as a “teardown” of the stereotypical gender barriers that often attach themselves to events of this nature.
MIKE TYSON damn near broke the internet last week when he released a short clip of himself looking in astonishing shape aged 53 to fuel his comeback rumours.Six thunderous punches, trademark bobbing and weaving and utterly bad intentions from the reformed wildman reminded the world of Iron Mike’s brilliant glory days.Mike Tyson is interested in a boxing return to raise money for charityCredit: AFPBut George Foreman, who took 10 YEARS off dominating the heavyweight division only to return and become the weight’s oldest ever champion when he stunned Michael Moorer aged 45, has warned Tyson off of a comeback.Although Tyson still looks razor sharp and more mentaly stable than during his younger and much darker days, Foreman has told him to stay retired and leave the hardest game to younger men.Because speed and reflexes are the first things to leave a fighter and punch power is the last attribute to depart an aging boxer, the heavyweight division has a few tales of returning kings.But the blue riband weight class and all the divisions below them also carry tragic tales of financial desperation and athletic delusion that left great boxing men reduced to rubble after missguided returns.George Foreman became a two-time heavyweight champ aged 45Credit: AP:Associated PressGeorge ForemanHeavyweightHiatus: 10 yearsFirst record: 45-2Second: 31-3 Verdict: HitThe brooding muscle-bound monster lost his world titles and unbeaten record to Muhammad Ali in 1974’s Rumble in the Jungle and the shock 1977 points loss to Jimmy Young sent him into early retirement as an ordained minister.But in 1987 a rolly-polly fella, who looked a bit like George Foreman, reemerged with a self-deprecating sense of humour.The affable 38-year-old went on a brilliant win streak until losses to Evander Holyfield and Rocky star Tommy Morrrison seemed to end his career – again.But in November 1994, aged a cool 45 years and 299 days, formidable Foreman won the WBA and IBF heavyweight titles from Michael Moorer.The incredible story is one of boxing’s most loveable but is the first argument a faded fighter uses when arguing for his own comeback.Muhammad Ali stands over George Foreman in the Rumble in the JungleCredit: GettyMuhammad Ali:HeavyweightHiatus: Three yearsFirst record 29-0Second: 32-5Verdict: HitPerhaps the greatest comeback story in the history of sport, that helped a man once vilified as a traitor become a global icon, is also one of the saddest and most tragic.In the Spring of 1967, Ali was the undefeated unified champion of the world with the scalps of Sonny Liston, Archie Moore, Henry Cooper and Floyd Patterson.But when he bravely refused the Vietnam War draft he was stripped of his titles and licence, costing him his prime fighting years of 25 to almost 29.The 1971 Fight of the Century loss to Joe Frazier, The 1974 Rumble in the Jungle win over George Foreman and the 1975 Thrilla in Manilla revenge win over Smokin’ Joe redefined the sport and remain, decades later, pinnacle moments.But the punishment Ali endured chasing money at the end – against younger brutes like Leon Spinks, Larry Holmes and Trevor Berbick – contributed to the Parkinson’s that ruined what should have been the greatest retirement.Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali after beating Sonny ListonCredit: AP:Associated PressMike TysonHeavyweightHiatus: Four yearsFirst Record: 41-1Second: 9-5Verdict: MissIn modern day 2020 COVID-19 lockdown, Mike Tyson still insists the sexual meeting he had with Desiree Washington in 1991 was completely consensual and that his prison sentence was unjust, making his tale even more painful.Though battling childhood demons, bereft following the death of mentor Cus D’Amato and rebuilding after the shock loss to Buster Douglas, Tyson was close to his peak.Dismissed by some as a flat-track bully, Iron Mike had just done 19 brilliant rounds with Donovan Razor Ruddock before the court case came to slash him down to size.Tyson mkII was an even bigger attraction but even his 1996 WBC world title win over Frank Bruno could not save him.Demons followed Tyson around, allowing more dedicated boxers like Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis to claim wins over him before he retired just shy of his 39th birthday as perhaps boxing’s biggest squandered talent.Mike Tyson knocked out Frank Bruno during his second run in the heavyweight divisionCredit: AFP – GettyVitali KlitschkoHeavyweightHiatus: Four yearsFirst Record: 35-2Second: 10-0 Verdic: HitAt the dawn of 2005, Dr Ironfist was the WBC heavyweight champion of the world with only two defeats and a bright future.But, after an agonising ACL knee injury scythed him down in a November sparring session and the lure of a political career pulled hard, the elder slugging sibling vacated his crown and took to democracy.But, when the leg heeled and the knuckles itched, especially with baby bro Wladimir owning two other versions of the title, Vitali returned in October 2008 and regained his old crown in his first bout back.In his four-year long second coming, Vlad added wins over Manuel Charr, Derek Chisora, Shannon Briggs and Chris Arreola to his record and quit, like old enemy Lennox, on top.Larry Holmes enjoyed his comeback but was brutalised by Mike TysonCredit: Getty Images – GettyLarry HolmesHeavyweightHiatus: Three yearsFirst Record: 45-3Second: 24-3Verdict: HitThe Easton Assassin hated every minute of his one-sided whooping of his hero Muhammad Ali when they clashed in 1980, so he knew the dangerous of prolonging a boxing career. Underrated Holmes first retired in November 1986, aged 37, after controversial back-to-back losses to Michael Spinks but by January ‘88 he was lured back for a big-money loss to Mike Tyson.The slippers went back on until April 1991 when Holmes embarked on a brilliant comeback, suffering defeats only to Evander Holyfield, Oliver McCall and Brian Nielsen.Though a 1999 fantasy fight with George Foreman fell through, Holmes slipped back into retirement with his fortune and his faculties banked.The owner of perhaps the best jab in heavyweight history, Holmes needed more competition during his but still amassed a magnificent recordEder Jofre is the most celebrated boxer to come from BrazilCredit: Hulton Archive – GettyEder JofreBantam-featherHiatus: Three yearsFirst record: 47-2-4Second: 25-0Verdict: HitBrazil’s finest fighter had no business being able to shake off ringrust and tot-up such a record after hitting the beach for such a lengthy break.Unlike all the giants previously mentioned, bantams rely on their speed, reflexes and stamina and all of those would usually vanish as quickly as the money and narrow waist, once a fighter retires.But Jofre is one of history’s heaviest hitters and had no such problems.When two decision losses to Fighting Harada, in his native Japan in 1965 and ‘66, cost 5ft 4in undisputed lineal king Jofre his titles, he jacked.But three years later, reinvented as a featherweight, Jofre went on a second tear and was crowned WBC and lineal champ in 1973 before retiring at the summit with a stunning 50 wins by KO.Tyson Fury slaughtered Deontay Wilder for the WBC crownCredit: ReutersTyson FuryHeavyweightHiatus: Three yearsFirst record: 25-0Second: 5-0-1Verdict: HitThe Gypsy King dethroned 10-year champion Wladimir Klitschko in his adopted German backyard in November 2015, realising a lifelong dream, and knew he was heading for oblivion.A doping ban, drink and drug abuse, mental health problems and obesity consumed him over the next two years, until WBC champion Deontay Wilder pushed his luck just a lick too far by goading him into a comeback.A whopping 10st was melted off his frame, with the help of young mastermind Ben Davison, just two tune-up fights were needed and Wilder was bamboozled, only clinging onto his belt thanks to generous draw.So Fury went back to America and casually switched from feather-fisted stylist to ruthless KO machine, battering Wilder until all he had left were excuses and a trilogy rematch clause.Sugar Ray Leonard is one of the greatest boxer’s in historyCredit: Getty – ContributorSugar Ray LeonardWelter to light-heavyweightHiatus: Three yearsFirst Record: 35-1Second: 1-2-1Verdict: MissMoments after the underwhelming May 1984 win over Kevin Howard, after being floored for the first time in his career, one of boxing’s greatest talents retired.The single loss to Roberto Duran had been avenged, Thomas Hearns had been stopped in the 1981 Fight of the Year and the fire in the undisputed welterweight icon’s belly had just dimmed too much to continue.But when Marvellous Marvin Hagler wanted a dance partner for the Ring, WBC and lineal middleweight honours in April 1987, Leonard was back.Over 15 legendary rounds, in one of the closest-to-call fights ever, Leonard got the nod that enraged Hagler so much he quit – with no comeback.He had the audacity to pop up to light-heavyweight next – stuffing coins in his pocket to appear beefier at the weigh-in – and beat Danny Lalonde.A rematch draw against Hearns was more than a gift and the 1997 KO loss to Hector Camacho – with Leonard aged 40, after a six-year lay-off – was thankfully the end of his genius.Mark WeinmanSuper-welter to super-middleHiatus: 21 yearsFirst record: 11-3Second: 1-1Verdict: HitSometimes a little career-break or holiday can be just the tonic. But the Hebew Hammer really pushed the envelope with his retirement.The New Yorker had a promising career in the late 1980s but by ‘91 he had suffered three consecutive defeats and retired honourably.That was until September 2012 when the 50-year-old announced his return with a second-round stoppage in Florida.The super-fit veteran suffered a KO loss the following year but he had broken enough records to retire a very proud man.Jack Johnson vs Jim Jeffries was perhaps the first super-fightCredit: Getty – ContributorJim JeffriesHeavyweightHiatus: Six yearsFirst record: 19-0-2Second: 0-1Verdict: MissJack Johnson should have been the most celebrated athlete of his era but his blackness was deemed unforgivable during the early 1900s.After every dirty was pulled to prevent Johnson from claiming his rightful crown, he finally claimed his title in 1908, only for rich bigots to pay undefeated Jeffries to come out of retirement and be their Great White Hope.Inside boxing’s first purpose built stadium, Jeffries and Johnson prepared for a 45-rounder but thankfully the champ needed only 15.Jeffries, now a 35-year-old shadow of his old self, was whacked hard by an uppercut in the fourth and Johsnon knew his comeback was finished from there.Mike Tyson shows off unbelievable speed aged 53 as heavyweight legend gears up for sensational boxing return Most awesome bullfighting festival Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 REAL vs FAKE GOLD Amazing Controlled Building Demolition You Probably Haven’t Seen Before Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uk Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! 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With a month still left before the election, this year’s ballot measures have already shattered fundraising records as wealthy corporate interests dig deep to fight billions of dollars in potential new taxes. And in the governor’s race – where the two candidates face off in their first and only debate at 6 tonight – Gov. Arnold Schwarz- enegger already enjoys a comfortable margin in public opinion polls and also maintains a spending edge over Treasurer Phil Angelides, according to new finance reports. Schwarzenegger has raised about $32 million this year, spent $31 million and had $2.4 million cash on hand as of Sept. 30, according to the latest reports. Angelides raised $16million this year, spent $31.6 million and had $2.8 million cash on hand. Meanwhile, combined spending by both sides of Proposition 87 – a tax on oil production to fund research into alternative energy sources – hit $104.5 million Friday, surpassing the previous record for a single measure of almost $94million set by Proposition 5, the Indian gaming measure, in 1998. Ultimately, campaign finance activists say this year’s overall spending has simply served to further turn voters off from politics, as they are overwhelmed by negative advertising. “As campaign spending records have fallen by the wayside, voter participation has plummeted,” said Ned Wigglesworth, a policy advocate for California Common Cause. “The massive amounts of political spending have not led to a more engaged and educated electorate, but to a disengaged and marginalized electorate.” For Angelides, the bulk of his spending came during his tough primary battle against Controller Steve Westly. Since the primary, Angelides has spent about $3.5 million, while Schwarzenegger, who had no primary challenger, has spent $14.4 million since July 1. Tonight’s debate is a chance for Angelides to use free media exposure to try to catch up to Schwarzenegger. But analysts say a strong performance by Angelides alone won’t make a big difference; instead, Schwarzenegger will have to commit a major gaffe for the challenger to gain much ground. “It’s a very narrow window of opportunity because relatively few Californians will see the debate,” said Jack Pitney, government professor at Claremont McKenna College. “But there’s always the chance that the governor can make a campaign-changing mistake.” “Schwarzenegger, as we’ve seen lately, has a lively way of speaking. But he’s also capable of great discipline when the situation demands it.” Meanwhile some political analysts said they are not surprised fundraising on the ballot measures has risen so high this year. Several of the measures seek to impose hundreds of millions of dollars in new taxes on corporate interests. Bob Stern, president of the nonpartisan Center for Governmental Studies in Los Angeles, said the most surprising thing about the spending on the oil-tax measure is that a single individual – who appears to not have much personal financial stake – is contributing so much of his own money to promote the measure. Hollywood producer Steve Bing has spent $40 million to promote Proposition 87 – and that’s believed to be a record for any individual anywhere in the country spending from his own pocket on a single ballot measure. The measure is expected to generate $4 billion for alternative energy research over a 10-year period. “When you consider the oil companies are facing a $4 billion tax – how much would you be willing to spend to save yourself $4 billion?” Stern said. “The surprising thing is the individual taking on the oil companies – an individual who has no financial stake in this thing. He just wants it to happen.” The Center for Governmental Studies estimates that, adjusted for inflation, the 1998 record set by the Indian gaming measure would actually be about $121million in today’s dollars. The oil tax campaign is likely to hit that level well before the election. Yusef Robb, a spokesman for the pro-87 campaign, noted that Bing and his family have given millions to a variety of causes throughout the state, including arts, the environment, education and other causes. “It’s hard for everyday Californians to compete against the oil companies,” Robb said. “That’s why we’re fortunate that Steve Bing stepped up to the plate to speak up for those Californians who are being held hostage by the oil companies.” The biggest contributors to the campaign to defeat 87include Chevron, which has given at least $22 million, and Aera Energy, which has given about $12 million. Al Lundeen, spokesman for the anti-87 campaign, said the oil companies felt the need to spend so much because they felt the public was not well- informed about the potential economic consequences of the measure. “We’re doing the best we can to explain what’s in the initiative,” Lundeen said. “I understand people can disagree and conclude differently about what the results of provisions of the measure are. But those provisions need to be spoken about and advertising pushes that kind of discussion.” [email protected] (916) 446-6723160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!