BEIJING, China:As all three Jamaicans prepare to compete in today’s 110m hurdles semi-final, Olympic bronze-medal winner and national record holder, Hansle Parchment, believes it will take a sub-13 seconds effort to win gold in the event at the IAAF World Championships.Meanwhile, Andrew Riley, the Commonwealth champion, is hoping to make amends for the seventh-hurdle disaster he suffered in Moscow at the last World Championships, as he crashed out when looking destined for a medal.Parchment, whose 12.94 seconds remains the national record – despite being threatened by Omar McLeod, who clocked 12.97 to win at the National Senior Championships – is convinced he will have to test his mark himself if he is to win gold at the championships.The towering Jamaican clocked 13.33 seconds to win his heat yesterday, the fastest time among the Jamaicans.McLeod recovered from some early trouble to finish strongly in second, clocking 13.43, the same time done by Riley, who also finished second in his heat.Tough competition”I believe all the guys are gunning for very fast times and it’s going to be a tough competition. For the finals, I believe that there is a high possibility that the winner will run under 13 seconds,” Parchment told The Gleaner.”It was a pretty good first race after so long. There are still a few things to work on, especially relating to my technique and so on, but once I can get these things going, then the next round should be better,” added Parchment, before summing up his chances.”It’s an open field and anyone can win. There is no clear person and I feel I am among the group of athletes that can get on top. I am keeping my confidence up. I’m ready to give my best effort,” said Parchment.He noted being in good physical condition after what was only his first run since the National Senior Championships in June.Riley, whose heat was delayed for several minutes after American Ronnie Ash and Slovak Petr Svoboda were ejected for false starts with the former holding up the race in dispute of the decision, said a medal in Beijing would mean everything to him, especially given his disappointments two years ago.”It would mean a lot. In the last World Championships when I was in the mix and I ran into the seventh hurdle, I was really disappointed, but at the end of the day, you just have to keep on going and hope that one day your time will come,” Riley said, before admitting to watching replays of that race repeatedly in the past.”Earlier in the season, I had some hiccups, but now my training is going well. But anything can happen in the 110m hurdles, it’s 42 inches, so I just have to prepare myself to attack each hurdle,” said Riley.The men’s 110m hurdles semi-finals face the starter today at 6:05 a.m.- A.L.
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The Patna High Court on Thursday pulled up the CBI, which is probing the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case, for its failure to submit its status report. The court asked how information related to the case leaked to the media and why an SP-rank officer, who was part of the probe, was transferred.The Patna High Court is monitoring the case relating to the sexual abuse of 34 girls at the shelter home. It has fixed August 27 as the next date of hearing. A division bench of the court, comprising Chief Justice Mukesh R. Shah and Justice Ravi Ranjan, asked the CBI to submit to the court in a sealed envelope the reason for transferring its Superintendent of Police J.P. Mishra. The officer was transferred on Tuesday evening and posted in the office of DIG, Patna range. Devendra Singh, SP, CBI (Anti-Corruption Bureau, Lucknow) has been given additional charge held by Mishra.It asked the media to refrain from publishing details of the investigation as it could affect the probe. The director of the State Social Welfare Department, Raj Kumar, sent a letter to the Information and Public Relations department asking it to ensure that “no information related to the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case and its investigation is published in the media.”The Muzaffarpur shelter home rape was exposed in a 100-page social audit report of the Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS). The State government recommended a CBI probe and later requested the Patna High Court to monitor the case. Out of 11 accused in the case, 10 including Brajesh Thakur whose NGO managed the shelter home, have been sent to jail.
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After serving in that position for just over two years, Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) Dr. Gladstone Hutchinson, is set to demit office in early 2013. Dr. Hutchinson, who was appointed to the position in July 2010, succeeded Dr. Wesley Hughes, who is the current Financial Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Planning. The outgoing Director General was seconded from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, in the United States, where he served as Academic Dean, prior to coming to Jamaica. He is set to return to that institution to resume his work in academia. Speaking at his final PIOJ quarterly media briefing, as the Institute’s Head, at its New Kingston offices on Tuesday (November 20), Dr. Hutchinson informed that Lafayette College’s administration had expressed a desire for him to return to resume his duties there. “My university…has, throughout (my secondment), continued to tell me that I am deeply valued and they would like my return as soon as they could. This is something that the government has been aware of. So, as early as April (this year, myself along with)…the Prime Minister (the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller) and the Minister of Finance (and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips) and my university, we agreed that I would stay through the completion of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) negotiations and (development) of the growth strategy. I will be working hard until the end of January to complete (these and) some (other) very special projects that I am continuing to work on,” the Director General outlined. Dr. Hutchinson, who previously worked with the government in the capacity of Economic Advisor to then Finance Minister, Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies, and Financial Secretary, Shirley Tyndale, assured that his departure is not likely to compromise the PIOJ’s management structure. “The Planning Institute is very secure. We have outstanding senior leadership (in) a number of Deputy Directors General and Senior Directors, who will continue the incredible tradition of the…Institute, serving as the Chief Advisor to the Government on economic, social and environmental issues,” he assured. In reminiscing on his stewardship, which he said was rewarding, the Director General contended that the “saddest day of my experience is going to be when I have to leave here, because I have loved every second of my time, being here, and I continue to (do so)”. “I continue to believe that I create great value (to this Institute). I continue to…be inspired by my work and (the) work with my colleagues. I have not had one moment where I was not completely thrilled with the opportunity for service and collaboration. It has been my absolute privilege to serve this country and to be a part of my colleagues at the Planning Institute and across…government,…departments and agencies,” Dr. Hutchinson said, while stating that he looked forward to returning to Jamaica to serve in whatever capacity he could.
The School of Education (SOE) at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, is restructuring the way it allows access to education.This was disclosed by Undergraduate Coordinator and Deputy Dean of the SOE, Dr. Aisha Spence, while speaking with JIS News recently.She said the restructuring is aligned to the National Development Strategy of the Government, and the SOE sees this as an important strategic move.Teachers and school administrators now have the opportunity to pursue higher education at the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree level, Master of Education (M.Ed.) level and Doctoral (PhD) degree level.The options available within the undergraduate B.Ed. programme include Information Technology or Computer Science, English Language or Literacy Studies, History, Geography, Social Studies and the Sciences. There is also the undergraduate Education Administration.The undergraduate programme targets teachers who already hold a teaching Diploma from a teachers’ college, and high-school graduates wishing to pursue teacher education and have the requisite matriculation requirements.According to Dr. Spence, the SOE is also collaborating with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information to ensure that teachers who have been teaching subject areas, but do not have the requisite qualification, will have the opportunity to do so.The Ministry now requires that every teacher have a degree in their subject area, she noted.The Postgraduate platform includes a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration, which prepares individuals to become provosts, heads of departments and deans in tertiary-education institutions.There is also the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Education Planning and Policy. This targets individuals seeking to become senior technical advisors to Ministers of Education across Jamaica and the region, and those working with organisations, such as UNESCO, that support education initiatives globally and locally.This platform also includes an M.Ed. in Curriculum Development, Psychology, Language Education, Science Education and Mathematics Education. The SOE also offers a Doctorate of Philosophy in all the areas mentioned under the M.Ed.According to Dr. Spence, the institution will soon offer the Doctor of Education (D.Ed.) which will be complementary to the PhD. “Our mission at the SOE is to ensure that we put out leaders,” she said.“Teachers don’t have to stick to the classroom. We want to contribute to the transformation in the education system by helping students to broaden their own vision of education. They are needed in the classroom, but we also need them in other places and training and professional development is available at the SOE,” Dr. Spence said. The School of Education (SOE) at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, is restructuring the way it allows access to education. According to Dr. Spence, the institution will soon offer the Doctor of Education (D.Ed.) which will be complementary to the PhD. “Our mission at the SOE is to ensure that we put out leaders,” she said. The Postgraduate platform includes a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration, which prepares individuals to become provosts, heads of departments and deans in tertiary-education institutions. Story Highlights
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“I see trees of green, red roses too, I see them bloom for me and you and I think to myself what a wonderful world. I see skies of blue and clouds of white the bright-blessed day, the dark sacred night. And, I think to myself what a wonderful world. The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky are also on the faces of people going by. I see friends shaking hands, saying “How do you do? They’re really saying I love you. I hear babies crying, I watch them grow. They’ll learn much more than I’ll never know” Louis Armstrong Sometimes when we watch the news or read the newspaper, it is hard to imagine “what a wonderful world” we live in. If Louis Armstrong envisioned a wonderful world growing up in his era so should we. With spring in full bloom, let us look at the things that make this a wonderful world, not a perfect world, but a world where we can make a difference one day at a time. Give someone your smile. You won’t lose anything when you pass someone and say hello, even if they don’t respond.“Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you if you’re young at heart. For it’s hard, you will find, to be narrow of mind if you’re young at heart. You can go to extremes with impossible schemes. You can laugh when your dreams fall apart at the seams, and life gets more exciting with each passing day. And love is either in your heart, or on its way. Don’t you know that it’s worth every treasure on earth to be young at heart. For as rich as you are, it’s much better by far to be young at heart.” Frank Sinatra How many of you remember dreaming about marrying Prince Charming and living in a beautiful castle with a golden coach and six white horses? On May 19, the world will witness Megan Markle’s fairytale come true when she marries Prince Harry to become a real life princess. As we witness this historic fairytale wedding unfold, Baltimoreans will be watching former St. James Episcopal priest Bishop Michael Curry become a part of history as he delivers the homily.Life is an echo. What you send out comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in others exists in you. Remember, life is an echo. It always gets back to you. So give goodness.” Chinese proverb It was a pleasure attending the Baltimore Maryland Chapter of the Links, new members induction and dinner celebration at The Center Club. Link E. Francine Stokes McElveen, Esq. was the mistress of ceremonies for this auspicious occasion with Link President Lynn Selby welcoming the guests to the induction ceremony. Vice President Link Darlene Wade Moss, introduced the new Link members, Dana Henson, Sheelagh M. Allston, Tracey M. Barbour Gillett, Kimberly Dawn Hewitt, Lisa Hodges-Hiken, Councilwoman Sharon Green Middleton, Jill E Owens, Alicia N. Ritchie and April Ryan. Link Paulette Burgess provided the blessing as guests enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner followed by a champagne toast by immediate past President Nikita Haysbert. There was also a presentation of chapter gifts by Link Faith Thomas, Esq.Guests attending the impressive induction were Dell and Dan Henson, Darren Henson, Glenn Middleton, Links Dr. Charlene Cooper- Boston, Judge Yvonne Holt-Stone, Betty Williams, Margaret Turner, Billie Gardner Brown, Sylvia Laws, Karenthia Barbour, Lydia McCargo Redd and Joy Owens.“Ain’t no party like an old school party, cause an old school party don’t stop.” Eniquity Victor Green and Pat Crisps’ annual old school birthday party was without a doubt the hottest party this spring. The party at Diamonz Event Center was a standing room only event with guests shaking the tambourines, blowing whistles, wearing twinkling jewelry and eyeglasses, as they danced to the music of Slagz Band and deejay Sugar Chris. Victor, the original party animal did not disappoint the more than two hundred guests as he performed his signature “stand up in it” dance. Wishing Pat and Victor, many more years of partying like its 1999.Happy birthday to Carol Turner, Ann Vicks, Clarissa Pritchett, Barbara Blount Armstrong, Karen Brookins and Dr. Marie Washington.Sending get-well wishes to our friend Congressman Anthony Brown.We continue to keep the families of Kevin Kamenetz and Rick Larry, as well as Sandi Matthews on the death of her husband Jerome “Jai” Matthews, in our prayers.
November 13, 2009 Just like social media itself, Mashable.com seems to have surfaced out of nowhere: Pete Cashmore was a web technology consultant from Scotland who wanted to launch a cool website. He started chronicling his trials on a blog and unintentionally launched what is now one of the web’s most popular sites focused on web 2.0 and social media news.Mashable’s success (gauged by 13 million monthly page views) is an outgrowth of the immense popularity of social media: The site offers news, advice and education and in general keeps the socially networked more socially aware.Revenue comes from a job board, educational events and conferences, as well as advertising and sponsorship. And of course Mashable takes its own advice, employing social media to boost its following. @Mashable has 1.5 million followers and is consistently the most retweeted member on Twitter.”We’re in a fortunate place where our readers essentially do our marketing for us,” Cashmore says.Mashable ListsMashable is becoming known for its topical lists, which range in subject matter from music to politics. The “how-to” lists are particularly popular.’Spark of Genius’ SeriesEach week, the Mashable team highlights a promising new startup and the features that separate it from the competition. Spark of Genius companies must be no more than 3 years old with an active site and have less than $1 million in annual revenue.Job BoardEmployers can post open positions on Mashable for 30 days for $50. “We’ve seen our job boards bring in more revenue recently because of the economic climate,” Cashmore says.The Twitter Guide BookThis user manual teaches not only how to tweet and retweet, but also how to build a community on Twitter and use the tool for small business. “It’s a complete collection of resources for mastering Twitter,” Cashmore says.The BlogMashable’s bloggers review new websites and services, publish breaking news and offer social media resources and guides. “If you don’t have quality content, no one’s going to want to read it or share it,” Cashmore says. This story appears in the December 2009 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » 2 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »