Restorative justice conference in February

first_imgRelatedRestorative justice conference in February FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Ministry of Justice, in collaboration with the Bethlehem Moravian College in Malvern, St. Elizabeth, will host a restorative and community justice conference on Wednesday (February 2), specifically targeting young offenders. The conference will be held under the theme “Restorative Justice; An Early Response to Young Offenders”, and will take place at the Golf View Hotel, Mandeville, starting at 8:30 am. Acting Principal of the Bethlehem Moravian College, Yvonne Clarke, explained during a JIS interview that the conference will accommodate at least 200 persons. Members of the target audience include social workers, probation officers, lawyers, teachers, guidance counselors and members of the church community. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Oko Elechi, from the Department of Juvenile Justice and Psychology at Prairie View A&M University in the United States. Topics to be discussed will also include diversion strategies for the mentally ill, juvenile offenders and mediation training. Mrs. Clarke pointed out that, at the end of the conference, she hopes that participants will realize the importance of restorative and community justice. “We are hoping that persons will now be able to see that we want to foster this kind of principle in our communities, because if we look at the principles governing restorative justice it requires that we work to heal victims, offenders and communities…It can provide an important set of guidelines for repairing harm and that is the ultimate goal,” she stated. Justice Reform Coordinator at the Ministry of Justice, Beverley Little, emphasized during a recent Think Tank session that the feedback to restorative and community justice (RCJ) has been very positive. “It’s as though people have been waiting for some kind of alternative for a long time, and so the response has been positive. RCJ is not a quick fix nor is it a cure all. We are very pleased with how communities have warmed towards the process and the philosophy, and they are using it to resolve issues in families, schools, churches and at the community level,” she noted. RCJ Week will be celebrated under the theme “Restorative and Community Justice Restoring Relationships; Building Communities”, January 30 to February 5. Advertisements Restorative justice conference in February JusticeJanuary 27, 2011 RelatedRestorative justice conference in February CONTACT: ODETTE BARRON RelatedRestorative justice conference in Februarylast_img read more

AT&T in talks to diffuse shareholder row

first_img Chris Donkin Previous ArticleMobile Mix: Scaling summits in Switzerland and SpainNext ArticleVodafone looks to the sky with flying taxi partnership AT&T opened discussions with activist investor Elliott Management on demands for the operator to make sweeping changes to its business, The Wall Street Journal reported.The newspaper’s sources stated the companies are assessing a series of requests made in a scathing letter criticising AT&T’s performance and future strategy, made public by the shareholder in September.In the letter Elliott Management slammed the operator’s acquisition strategy, including its big money purchases of content assets such as Time Warner, and demanded a range of changes it said need to be made at the operator to improve its financial and operational performance.Among these are cost cutting measures, moving away from further acquisitions, divesting non-core assets and changing the management structure at the helm of the company.In the weeks following Elliott’s public criticism of the company, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson defended its media buys but conceded some of the investor’s points would be “looked at”.The proposals have also been slammed by union Communication Workers of America, which called the move a “predatory approach” that would cost more than 30,000 jobs for short-term shareholder gain.Elliott Management’s attempts to force change at AT&T follows the company’s public row with Vivendi over control of Telecom Italia, which appears to be finally subsiding after a period of management and board changes at the operator. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back AT&T pushes cybersecurity to public sector AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 18 OCT 2019 Home AT&T in talks to diffuse shareholder row Amazon reels in MGM US chip funding tipped to top $150B Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more AT&TElliott Management Author Tags Relatedlast_img read more

Grants available for outdoor recreation projects

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Michael Snyder, Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR), announced today that funds are available for outdoor recreation grants via the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).These funds will be available to municipalities around the state to protect land and develop or enhance infrastructure dedicated to outdoor recreation. Since 1964, the LWCF program has granted more than $50 million to communities and protected more than 27,000 acres of land for outdoor recreation in Vermont.“Outdoor recreation is a crucial component of Vermont’s economy and quality of life,” said Commissioner Snyder. “We are pleased to offer this opportunity to communities across the state to preserve and improve their recreation assets.”“The impact of this program in Vermont has been huge,” says Jessica Savage, Recreation Program Manager and LWCF Grant Administrator with FPR. “Hundreds of parks and facilities have been acquired and improved with LWCF funds over the past fifty years, likely in your community or a neighboring community. We know that this grant round will bring even more excellent projects to add to that list.”LWCF is a program of the National Park Service and provides up to half the funding for a project through reimbursement-based grants. Cities, towns, villages, school districts, fire districts and inter-municipal districts are eligible applicants. Large-scale projects (over $100,000) are the best fit for this program.  Projects can range from the acquisition of land for public recreation to the development of sports playfields, hiking, biking and walking trails, camping, picnic facilities, swimming areas, and playground areas. From school playground equipment in Barnet, to improvements at the public pool in Lyndonville, to new trails at Little River State Park, this program has created places that bring people together doing fun, healthy, and community-building activities outdoors.Pre-applications are due on October 15th and will be used to determine eligibility and to schedule required site visits. Full applications are due on December 17, 2018.For more information and to download the pre-application and the full application, please visit  http://fpr.vermont.gov/recreation/grants/lwcf(link is external). Questions can be directed to Becca Washburn at [email protected](link sends e-mail) or 802.793.3432.Source: Agency of Natural Resources 9.7.2018last_img read more

Clarity vital in energy debate

first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe now for unlimited access Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

Football: Four parish greats to be honored at La. Tech game Saturday

first_imgStaff [email protected] Tech Athletics will be honoring the first 50 years of Joe Aillet Stadium when the Bulldogs host Southern Saturday in the home opener.As part of the celebration, Tech will honor the Top 50 Bulldog players, including four with Bossier Parish ties, to compete at Joe Aillet Stadium as chosen by a combination of fan voting and a committee comprised of former players, coaches and administrators.Thirty-two of the 50 were part of the All-Century Team released in 2001 while an additional 18 were added through a vote by Bulldog fans.The makeup of the group includes 28 offensive players, 17 defensive players and five specialists.Each decade of the stadium’s existence is also well-represented in the prestigious group, including 20 Bulldogs from the first 10 years, seven from the next decade, eight from the third decade, six from the fourth decade and nine from the fifth decade (with some crossover on careers).The four players with Bossier Parish ties are Doyle Adams Sr., Myron Baker, Jerry Pope and Joe McNeely.Adams, currently pastor at Elizabeth Baptist Church in Benton, is a 1981 graduate of Benton High where he was a standout in basketball and football.He played defensive back at Tech from 1982-85. Adams was two-time All-Conference and honorable mention All-America. He was also a team captain and recipient of the university’s President Award.Adams, who spent 17 years in the banking industry, was named to Tech’s All-Century Team in 2001. His son, Doyle Adams Jr., just completed an outstanding career as a receiver at Benton. He also has two daughters, Tonya and Sondra, with his wife, Mararia.Baker, a former Haughton standout, played linebacker for the Bulldogs from 1989-92. He played four full seasons in the NFL for the Chicago Bears from 1993-1996.He led Tech in tackles in 1990 and helped the Bulldogs gain a berth in the Independence Bowl.Pope, a Bossier High standout from 1970-72, was one of the best punters and place kickers in Northwest Louisiana history. He was named to the Southland Conference 1970s All-Decade team.McNeely, another former Bossier High standout, was an All-American linebacker who helped Tech win two national championships in the early 1970s. Head coach Maxie Lambright and defensive coordinator Pat Collins called the 5-9, 195-pound McNeely the toughest guy they’d ever seen, according to McNeely’s Tech Hall of Fame career summary.He was named the Southland Conference Defensive MVP in 1973.McNeely was paralyzed for nine years after a horse accident and passed away in 2009 at 57.Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPersonal Loan | Search AdsGetting a Loan in Hong Kong Might be Easier Than You ThinkPersonal Loan | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Sourav Ganguly dodges questions on Shashank Manohar’s BCCI presidency

first_imgFormer India captain and incumbent Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Sourav Ganguly today remained non-committal on his association’s support for Shashank Manohar as the BCCI president, keeping cards close to his chest.It is East Zone’s turn to propose the BCCI president’s name and it is widely believed that the former India captain who would now control three votes — Bengal, Tripura and National Cricket Club (NCC) would be the proposer.When asked whether he will support Manohar’s name in the BCCI meeting on October 4, Ganguly said: “We cannot talk right now, we will see what happens ahead.”The BCCI has called a Special General Meeting (SGM) on October 4 to elect its new President with Nagpur lawyer Manohar emerging as a “consensus” candidate.Apprising media of the development, the BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur in Delhi said that the meeting will be held in Mumbai and scrutiny of the nominations will be done on October 3. On CAB or East Zone states not having a candidate for BCCI presidency, the 43-year-old Ganguly said, “I am not yet the president of CAB. I am still the secretary. We will have to wait and watch. We will see, we will have to follow BCCI norms.”last_img read more