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  • The Best Exhibits at Museums and Galleries in L.A. in March

    first_imgThings to DoArtThe Best Exhibits at Museums and Galleries in L.A. in MarchYour guide to new openings, must-sees, and what you need to catch while you canBy Brittany Martin – March 6, 202027662ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItWe’re blessed with an abundance of museums and art galleries here in L.A., but with so many shows rotating in and out at any given time, it can be hard to keep up. Nobody wants to be the person who only finds out about a cool exhibit when it’s closing down and heading out of town. To help you make the most of your gallery-going, consult our monthly guide to the best museum exhibits in L.A.New OpeningsLawrence Weiner: On View — Regen ProjectsThrough April 4https://www.instagram.com/p/By7SBfuCjso/Lawrence Weiner was one of the leading names of the 1960s Conceptual art movement, and his work returns to Regen Projects for his tenth show with the gallery. On View features a series of large-scale, text-based installations.Catherine Opie: Rhetorical Landscapes — Regen ProjectsThrough April 4https://www.instagram.com/p/B9FVQxKBkoa/L.A. art world icon Catherine Opie presents a show centered around her first-ever film work, The Modernist. The animated film features “political collages” of the Trump era, presented on iPhone-like screens.Evan Nesbit: Open Objects – Roberts ProjectsOpens March 21https://www.instagram.com/p/BiAqfWOhmYU/Evan Nesbit’s bold color sensibility will be on display in this show, which includes his paintings and fiber works. Nesbit is known for his abstract, incorporating a keen use of material and pattern.Ongoing ExhibitsAll of Them Witches — Jeffrey DeitchCloses April 11https://www.instagram.com/p/B8zqnV5FWHK/This group show is organized around what the curators call a shared “witchy sensibility.” Pieces on display draw on imagery that suggests the occult or supernatural to talk about power, the body, and gender.Julie Mehretu – LACMACloses May 17https://www.instagram.com/p/B5i__U0l5MC/Another collaboration between LACMA and New York City’s Whitney Museum of American Art, this is the first-ever comprehensive retrospective of the career of Julie Mehretu. The 49-year-old, Ethiopian-born artist makes work that grapples with colonialism, history, capitalism, displacement, and war. The show includes over 70 works, all made since 1996. Hollywood Dream Machines – Petersen Automotive MuseumCloses June, 2020https://www.instagram.com/p/B9ScVP0IxZt/In collaboration with the ComicCon Museum, the Petersen has brought together a group of cars from classic science fiction and fantasy films. Full-size props from movies including Bladerunner, Back to the Future, and Batman, are on display, along with drawings and models.Cross Colours: Black Fashion in the 20th Century – California African American MuseumCloses August 23, 2020https://www.instagram.com/p/B2pA9wCFDGE/Cross Colours was an emerging brand from a pair of Black L.A. designers when Will Smith started sporting their clothes on screen in early episodes of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Soon the brand, always informed by Afrocentrism and progressive politics, became a national sensation. This exhibition dives in on 30 years of the brand, from the vintage textiles that informed the designs, to how the company used fashion as a platform to address social justice.Closing SoonLauren Halsey — David Kordansky GalleryCloses March 14https://www.instagram.com/p/B6LfkxnjN9e/Lauren Halsey (one of our People to Watch in 2020) kicks off the year with a show of painted sculptural works, her first solo exhibit at David Kordansky Gallery. Expect to be transported from Mid-Wilshire to the “vivid, mythopoetic hauntscape of South Central Los Angeles.”Zoya Cherkassy: Soviet Childhood – Fort GansevoortCloses March 28https://www.instagram.com/p/B8yYbrOgb7e/This group of paintings and drawings by Zoya Cherkassy use the styles of Soviet Realism and Modernism to portray scenes the artist, who was just 15 when the Soviet Union collapsed, recalls from everyday life of her childhood.RELATED: These L.A. Artists Are Bringing Queer Perspectives Into FocusStay up to date with everything you need to know about L.A. by following us on Facebook and Instagram. TAGSart galleriesFowler MuseumGettyICA LALACMAMuseumsStreet ArtThe BroadMOCAPrevious articleDaily Brief: Coronavirus Stockpilers Swarm Local Stores for Water and Toilet PaperNext articleThousands of People Are Stuck on a Cruise Ship Off the Coast of CaliforniaBrittany Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORA Guide to L.A.-Area Museum ReopeningsHow Two of L.A.’s Beloved Indie Arts Spaces Are Surviving the PandemicLACMA Is Gearing Up for an April Reopeninglast_img read more

  • Brent crude oil price falls as selloff deepens

    first_imgMonday 6 July 2015 6:04 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp The global benchmark brent crude slipped 6.3 per cent to $56.54 per barrel today, below the 100-day average, amid the Greek debt crisis and continued turmoil in China’s battered stock markets.The selloff deepened from earlier today, when prices collapsed below the $60 per barrel mark for the first time since mid-April, hitting $58.89 per barrel. Read more: Brent crude’s back below $60Commodities were hit after last night’s referendum in Greece ended with a “no” vote against accepting bailout conditions from the country’s so-called “troika” of lenders in return for unblocking aid.While Greece’s lenders have insisted they will not enter into further renegotiations, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said that a “no” vote will put the Greeks in a stronger position.They were suffered as Chinese brokerages and fund managers promised to buy more stocks as Beijing unleashed an series of measures to prop up its struggling stock market.And additional downward pressure came from Iran and global powers which are working towards a self-imposed July 7 deadline, bringing more supply to the market if sanctions on Tehran are eased. Brent crude oil price falls as selloff deepens whatsapp More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comcenter_img Jessica Morris Share Tags: Oil prices by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost Funzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsEliteSinglesThe Dating Site for Highly-Educated Singles in ScottsdaleEliteSinglesLearn It WiseAfter Losing 70lbs Susan Boyle Is So Skinny Now She Looks Like A ModelLearn It Wiselast_img read more

  • Pharmalot, Pharmalittle: Biogen receives subpoenas over pricing and rebates

    first_img STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Pharmalot, Pharmalittle: Biogen receives subpoenas over pricing and rebates GET STARTED By Ed Silverman Feb. 3, 2017 Reprints About the Author Reprints [email protected] @Pharmalot What is it? Log In | Learn More What’s included?center_img Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Alex Hogan/STAT Ed Silverman Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Pharmalot And so, another working week will soon draw to a close. Not a moment too soon, yes? This is, as you know, our treasured signal to daydream about weekend plans. And our agenda is actually rather modest. We hope to catch up on some work (yes, it never stops) and some reading, as well as take a nap or three. And what about you? This may be an opportunity to hit the pause button on the dizzying political developments and enjoy a football match. You could make time to reach out to someone special. Or if you feel brave, you could plan the rest of your life. Well, whatever you do, have a grand time, but be safe. Enjoy, and see you soon …Biogen received a subpoena in December from federal investigators about government price reporting, rebate payments, and co-pay assistance programs for four drugs, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The biotech also received a civil investigative demand for documents and information about relationships with entities providing clinical education and reimbursement support services. Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Tags drug pricingInvestigationspharmaceuticalsSTAT+last_img read more

  • New houses planned in field behind oldest estate in Portlaoise

    first_img Facebook Home News Council New houses planned in field behind oldest estate in Portlaoise NewsCouncil Previous articleAll of this week’s golf results from around the local clubsNext articlePortlaoise housing estate now waiting over 15 years for council to take it in charge David PowerA journalist for over 20 years, David has worked for a number of regional titles both as journalist and editor. From Tullamore he also works as a content editor for Independent.ie. His heroes include Shane Lowry, Seamus Darby and Johnny Flaherty Pinterest Twitter Community RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR O’Moore Place A voluntary housing body is to build 34 new houses on the field behind O’Moore Place as part of the planned regeneration programme for the area, it has been confirmed. Confirmation of the move came from a written response from SEO Michael Rainey following a motion on the issue by Cllr Caroline Dwane Stanley. She had sought an update on the council’s plans for the derelict houses in O’Moore Place, with particular reference to the two council owned fire damaged houses, and the field adjacent to the estate. “It is this council’s aspiration that this will include the development of social housing on the adjoining lands were considerable anti-social behaviour has occurred,” Mr Rainey said. “In that regard, the housing section has had a number of very productive meetings with the landowner and Co-Operative Housing Ireland. I can now confirm that the landowner has agreed to enter into a Heads of Agreement with the voluntary housing body for the provision of up to 34 houses on the site, subject to planning,” Mr Rainey outlined in his written response. Co-Operative Housing Ireland has now instructed an architect firm to prepare preliminary drawings, he said, which will be presented to the Portlaoise Municipal District members when completed. “I welcome the work that has been going on behind the scenes,” Cllr Dwane Stanley said. “There have been problems in that field for as long as I can remember,” she said.The regeneration plan needs to be brought forward soon, Cllr Dwane Stanley said. “I would like to see the plan in place for September,” she said. The two fire damaged houses should be demolished, she said. “One of the houses is completely burnt out and the other is structurally damaged. It would be the perfect opportunity (to demolish them) given the plans for the 34 houses,” she said. During the recent fire, she said there was difficulty for fire brigades at the bottom of the estate. “There were three fire brigades on the scene and everyone of them had to reverse up the road, which was very dangerous,” she said. The work of the housing department and local gardaí was acknowledged by Cllr Dwane Stanley. “It is probably the oldest housing estate in the town,” Cllr Noel Tuohy said. “There was a feeling that it was forgotten about in the past but that isn’t the case with this council,” he said. Complimenting everyone associated with the news, Cllr Willie Aird said “I would especially like to thank the gardaí for their continued work, things have quietened down there”. “O’Moore Place was the very first estate built in Portlaoise. I remember my grandmother talking about it,” Cllr Aird said.Green areaIt was particularly important that a green area is not left at the back of the houses, Cllr Aird said. “We want it in front of the houses,” he said. “If we had a green area at the front of O’Moore Place, then it would have been a lot better off for everybody,” Cllr Aird said. Cllr Dwane Stanley agreed that this was a “key point”. Municipal Cathaoirleach Cllr Mary Sweeney said the provision of green spaces is standard practice when any new estates are being built.SEE ALSO – Armed gardaí called to deal with terrifying incident in Portlaoise estate Facebook WhatsApp Twitter By David Power – 26th June 2018 Rugby TAGSO’Moore PlacePortlaoisePortlaoise Municipal District Community Pinterest Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad WhatsApp Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding New houses planned in field behind oldest estate in Portlaoise Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’last_img read more

  • Shutdown of nuclear site ‘throwing sand in the eyes of the…

    first_imgNewsEconomy Shutdown of nuclear site ‘throwing sand in the eyes of the enemy,’ according to OGD document US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again News North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News center_img SHARE Facebook Twitter By Daily NK – 2018.06.04 2:48pm AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] The North Korean regime simply put on a show for the outside world during an event staged in front of foreign journalists showing the ‘destruction’ of the Punggye-ri nuclear site in Kilju, North Hamgyong Province on May 24, claim sources in North Korea.“A course of action document to halt all nuclear and mid- to long-range intercontinental missile testing was sent down from the Organization and Guidance Department (OGD) of the Korean Workers’ Party (KWP) on May 5,” said a source in Pyongyang on May 30. “The document ordered that all equipment and materials be extracted from the nuclear site before the arrival of foreign journalists, and that the mission must be completed thoroughly to ‘throw sand in the eyes of the enemy.’”“The document also stated that in accordance with the Party’s aims, the mission must be conducted with the highest level of care to protect the structure of the nuclear testing tunnels.”The document included the phrase “throwing sand in the eyes of the enemy,” which could  suggest that the North Korean authorities staged the event to deceive the international community. The statement may also have been intended to minimize domestic criticism regarding the dismantling of the nuclear site.“The document ordered that the extraction of nuclear site personnel and the destruction of equipment be completed quickly and with the utmost care. It ordered all equipment and technology-related materials to be safely extracted from the site 10 days before the journalists arrived,” added a separate source in Pyongyang.He said that the document also ordered relevant personnel to ensure that foreign journalists report on the nuclear site shutdown and the release of a statement concerning the destruction of the nuclear weapons.During the Third Plenary of the 7th Central Committee of the KWP on April 20, North Korea announced that it would “destroy the nuclear site in the northern region of the Republic to ensure transparency in the process of halting nuclear weapons tests.” Despite this, many observers are treating North Korea’s intentions to move toward denuclearization as suspect.On May 28, a South Korean press corps team that returned from the Punggye-ri nuclear site stated during a conference with journalists at the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs that “[The event] was staged without any outside experts, and there is no way to confirm with any certainty that the nuclear site is completely shut down because the attending journalists could only view the site from afar.”Foreign journalists echoed similar sentiment in stating that they were only able to view the destruction of the nuclear site’s underground tunnels from a distance and were unable to confirm that the nuclear site was completely shut down.Ben Tracy, a CBS reporter (US) who attended the event, said, “The problem is, this is a group of journalists. Nobody there is a nuclear expert, so we have no way of knowing if what they did in front of us actually does render that site completely unusable or if it simply just destroyed the entrances to these tunnels that could then eventually be fixed.” Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaderslast_img read more

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  • Prime Minister to chair UNSC session on climate and security 22 February 2021

    first_imgPrime Minister to chair UNSC session on climate and security 22 February 2021 PM chairing a UN Security Council (UNSC) session on climate and security – the first time a British PM has chaired the UNSC since 1992Sir David Attenborough will also address the Council to warn of the risks from climate change and call for actionUK holds the presidency of the UNSC this month and will host the COP26 climate summit in NovemberThe Prime Minister will warn the UN Security Council today [Tuesday] that unless we take urgent action to tackle climate change, the world risks worsening conflict, displacement and insecurity.He is chairing a virtual session of the Council to call on members to help the most vulnerable countries adapt to the impact of climate change and take steps to cut global emissions to net zero by 2050. It is the first time a British Prime Minister has chaired the UNSC in nearly 30 years and the first leader-level discussion on climate at the Security Council.Sir David Attenborough will also speak to the 15 members of the UNSC by video, before UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Sudanese climate activist Nisreen Elsaim brief the Security Council live.The impacts of climate change are already being felt around the world, with the effects of rising temperatures and extreme weather forcing population movements and creating competition over increasingly scarce natural resources. Of the 20 countries ranked most vulnerable to rising global temperatures, 12 are already in conflict.Ahead of chairing the UN Security Council session, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:The UNSC is tasked with confronting the gravest threats to global peace and security, and that’s exactly what climate change represents.From the communities uprooted by extreme weather and hunger, to warlords capitalising on the scramble for resources – a warming planet is driving insecurity.Unlike many issues the Council deals with, this is one we know exactly how to address. By helping vulnerable countries adapt to climate change and cutting global emissions to net zero, we will protect not only the bountiful biodiversity of our planet, but its prosperity and security.Sir David Attenborough, British Broadcaster and Natural Historian said:If we bring emissions down with sufficient vigour we may yet avoid the tipping points that will make runaway climate change unstoppable. In November this year, at COP26 in Glasgow, we may have our last opportunity to make the necessary step-change.If we objectively view climate change and the loss of nature as world-wide security threats – as indeed, they are – then we may yet act proportionately and in time.The UK has led the way on climate action, committing in law to reach net zero by 2050 and pledging to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 68 per cent by 2030 – the steepest reduction of any major economy.We have also pledged to spend £11.6 billion on international climate finance over the next five years, including on efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change on vulnerable and fragile countries.In the last few years, the UK helped pastoralists in the Sahel deal with the impact of drought; strengthened natural resource management in the Darfur region of Sudan; and supported 200 communities in Somalia to build resilience to climate shocks.The Prime Minister is addressing the UN Security Council today as part of the UK’s month-long presidency. The UK will also host a high-level Climate & Development Ministerial event on the 31st March with representatives from the countries most vulnerable to climate change around the world, as well as major donors and international institutions. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Attenborough, biodiversity, Boris Johnson, British, climate change, climate summit, Government, greenhouse gas emissions, PM, Prime Minister, resilience, Security Council, Somalia, Sudan, UK, UK Government, UNlast_img read more

  • Union secures commitment from Australian Government to buy 100% Australian made paper

    first_imgUnion secures commitment from Australian Government to buy 100% Australian made paper CFMEU ManufacturingA union campaign has won a stunning change of Government policy – one that will support 1000 jobs at Gippsland’s largest private sector employer, Opal Australian Paper.The union for pulp and paper workers, CFMEU Manufacturing, has received confirmation that Government suppliers must now offer only Australian made paper.It follows the union blowing the whistle on the fact that Australian Government purchasing of Australian made paper plummeted to just 33% last year.“This is a great victory for our members who have been campaigning for this exact result,” Mr Michael O’Connor, National Secretary, CFMEU Manufacturing, said.“The change is a big boost to job security at the Maryvale mill and a credit to the unrelenting campaigning and activism of union members.”Senator Kim Carr in the Senate last year revealed a supplier switched from Australian made to Indonesian made paper.Following the revelation, hundreds of members wrote to the Prime Minister and the Treasurer and were supported by local MP Darren Chester.The Department of Finance confirmed the change that now “All paper being offered under the Stationery and Office Supplies arrangement is Australian made”.“This victory is a lesson in never giving up and working across the Parliament.“The union thanks in particular Darren Chester (Nationals), Russell Broadbent (Liberal), Rex Patrick (Independent), Kim Carr (Labor) and Raff Ciccone (Labor) for their work.”The union will continue to scrutinise the Government’s purchasing to make sure this commitment is being met and campaign for all State governments to match the policy.“The CFMEU Manufacturing Division’s job security campaign is protecting manufacturing jobs by getting Australian and State Governments to buy Australian made paper, building products and textiles, clothing and footwear and tackling cheap imports with Anti-Dumping laws,” concluded Mr O’Connor. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, Australian Government, campaign, Government, Government policy, Indonesia, Indonesian, job security, manufacturing, Maryvale, parliament, Prime Minister, Russell, Secretary, securitylast_img read more

  • NYS Empowerment Programme Caters to the Disabled

    first_imgRelatedJCDC Up For Most Socially Aware Award Photo: JIS PhotographerParticipant in the National Youth Service (NYS) Empowerment Programme, Oshane Nevers, tells of his experiences in the programme, during an interview with JIS News. At right is NYS Director of Community Services, Nickeasha Lindsay. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Twenty year-old Oshane Nevers, a participant in the National Youth Service (NYS) Empowerment Programme, is proof that suffering from mild intellectual disability is not a hindrance to accomplishing one’s dreams and aspirations.Oshane, who is unable to read at the level of the average individual, and also has some difficulty in expressing himself clearly, took part in personal development training organised by the NYS.He was placed at the Hope Botanical Gardens, in St. Andrew, for the paid internship, where he gained valuable experience.“I did transplanting and I did budding. I also sold plants and soil. This wasn’t something totally new to me, but I wanted more experience [from] it. I had experience at UCC (Ueshima] Coffee Farm, measuring and planting coffee,” he tells JIS News in an interview.Oshane, who is a former student of the Abilities Foundation of Jamaica, participated in the NYS programme after speaking with a teacher, who encouraged him to apply.More than 80 other persons with disabilities from across the island participated in the Empowerment Programme and were placed in various businesses. They were also paid a stipend.Oshane, who earned a certificate in landscaping while at the Abilities Foundation of Jamaica,  says he wants to pursue this activity, which requires a person to modify the visible features of any area of land, as a career.“That is what I want to do. I like pruning plants; I like to dress them up. This looks neat. The last time I went to Cherry Gardens, I saw a man doing it and he came right around the plant with it and it looked good,” Oshane says with a smile.Since the programme’s conclusion earlier this month, Oshane has been diligently sending out résumés in the hope of finding employment soon. He currently assists his father in  carpentry.The Empowerment Programme focuses on the skills possessed by members of the disabled community, and places them in an industry or sector matching their competences.However, it is often challenging to identify the kind of disability possessed by an individual, as very often some of the institutions they attend are unable to classify them.“When we ask for an evaluation, from institutions, of the types of disability that the young persons have, it is usually very general. We need to take steps to see how best we can classify the type of disability, so that when we’re placing them and when we have them engaged, we understand how to treat with them,” NYS Director of Community Services, Nickeasha Lindsay, tells JIS News.Launched as a pilot project in 2013, the Empowerment Programme caters to youth with disabilities, who are between 17 and 34 years of age. It was later extended and developed in January 2015. In some instances, business places at which the youth are placed employ them full time after the internship.Ms. Lindsay says she is currently awaiting an evaluation of the programme, as the cycle of internship begins shortly. RelatedIOJ regrets the passing of celebrated Jamaican novelist, Anthony C. Winkler Advertisementscenter_img NYS Empowerment Programme Caters to the DisabledJIS 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 Story HighlightsTwenty year-old Oshane Nevers, a participant in the National Youth Service (NYS) Empowerment Programme, is proof that suffering from mild intellectual disability is not a hindrance to accomplishing one’s dreams and aspirations.Oshane, who is unable to read at the level of the average individual, and also has some difficulty in expressing himself clearly, took part in personal development training organised by the NYS.He was placed at the Hope Botanical Gardens, in St. Andrew, for the paid internship, where he gained valuable experience. NYS Empowerment Programme Caters to the Disabled CultureSeptember 28, 2015Written by: Chad Bryan RelatedMinister Hanna Reports Savings of $20 Million from Grand Galalast_img read more

  • Officials report nine COVID-19 deaths among Santa Monica residents, 11 in nursing homes

    first_imgHomeLifeHealthCovid-19Officials report nine COVID-19 deaths among Santa Monica residents, 11 in nursing homes Apr. 29, 2020 at 1:57 pmCovid-19FeaturedNewsOfficials report nine COVID-19 deaths among Santa Monica residents, 11 in nursing homesMadeleine Pauker1 year agobeachwood post-acute & rehabcoronavirusCOVID-19the rehabilitation center of santa monicaPhoto by Kit Karzen Nine Santa Monicans and 11 people who resided in the city’s nursing homes have died of coronavirus as of Tuesday night.Los Angeles County launched a dashboard Tuesday that provides information about deaths in specific cities and communities for the first time, although it does not specify when deaths occurred. It is also not known how many individuals who died in Santa Monica nursing homes lived in the city and therefore are included in its death toll.What the dashboard does reveal is that Santa Monica has a higher death rate than other Westside cities, even adjusted for age distribution.Santa Monica’s adjusted death rate is 7.3 per 100,000 people, while Beverly Hills’ is 6.03, Malibu’s is 4.47, West Hollywood’s is 3.55 and Culver City’s is 3.54. L.A. County’s overall death rate is 9.9 — the highest of any county in the state.“While the novel coronavirus has changed our lives, none are more deeply impacted than Santa Monicans grieving the death of a family member or friend,” Mayor Kevin McKeown and Interim City Manager Lane Dilg said Wednesday in a joint statement. “Our hearts are heavy as we extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of residents who have passed because of this deadly virus. Let us all remain vigilant in protecting ourselves and one another, including the most vulnerable in our community.”Across L.A. County, 92% of people who have died had underlying health conditions, 75% were older than 65 and 60% were male, according to the dashboard.African Americans, Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders and Latinos are most likely to die from COVID-19, with death rates about double that of whites, Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said earlier this week. People living in poor communities are dying at about three times the rate of those in affluent communities. “These trends are of great concern and suggest more affluent residents have better access to COVID-19 testing and treatment services, even as the rates of infection appear to be higher in lower income communities,” Ferrer said Wednesday. “The findings also highlight the urgent need for more intensive efforts to expand culturally competent testing, treatment and prevention strategies in the African American, Latino and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations, as well as in low income communities.”In Santa Monica, 1,423 people have been tested, putting the city’s adjusted testing rate at about 1,628 per 100,000 people, according to the dashboard. About 11% of those, or 157 people, have tested positive as of Wednesday. The number of confirmed cases increased 13% over the last week after increasing 42% the week before.Malibu and Beverly Hills have a higher testing rate, at about 4,556 and 1,852, respectively. West Hollywood’s rate is 1,509 and Culver City’s is 1,292. The closest public drive-through testing site to Santa Monica is at the West Los Angeles Veteran’s Administration campus. Private hospitals and medical practices are also providing testing.Until last week, public health officials recommended that only people with COVID-19 symptoms be tested. On Wednesday night, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that all residents, including those without symptoms, could be tested for free at the city’s testing sites. Ferrer last week mandated nursing homes with outbreaks to test both asymptomatic and symptomatic residents and staff. She also said the county would distribute personal protective equipment to nursing homes.As of Tuesday night, eight residents of The Rehabilitation Center of Santa Monica and three residents of Beachwood Post-Acute & Rehab had died from COVID-19, according to the L.A. County Department of Public Health. Across L.A. County, 47% of people who have died from COVID-19 resided in nursing homes and other institutional settings, Ferrer said Wednesday. Twenty-four patients at The Rehabilitation Center and 21 at Beachwood have tested positive, as well as three at Brentwood Healthcare Center, seven at Ocean Pointe Healthcare Center and four at The Manor, a residential care facility for adults with mental disabilities. Every facility except for The Manor also has between three and 12 confirmed cases among staff.Lisa Hin, whose mother has resided at Beachwood for seven years, said she is concerned that the county only began requiring nursing homes with outbreaks to test asymptomatic residents and staff last week. Her mother has underlying conditions that would put her at a high risk of death if she contracts COVID-19, she said.Beachwood administrator Anton Novitsky said the facility has been testing residents by floor and is now waiting on test results for the last floor. The facility has nearly 200 residents, he said.Hin said she has been generally happy with the level of care Beachwood provides, but believes that cross-contamination in a setting such as a skilled nursing facility is impossible.“The asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic folks now testing positive had been spreading the infection for the last month,” she said.Hin said she thinks the county should provide additional manpower — for example, expanding its use of the National Guard, which was deployed last week to several nursing homes in L.A. County — to help every facility test all residents and staff.“It is a crisis situation and I’m not sure any congregate setting has gotten it right,” she said. “I’m more disappointed by the state and federal governments for not stepping in to assist the most vulnerable populations.”[email protected] :beachwood post-acute & rehabcoronavirusCOVID-19the rehabilitation center of santa monicashare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentSanta Monica creates task force to help local economy recover from COVID-19City of Santa Monica to merge departments and lay off staffYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall6 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press17 hours agolast_img read more