Seminar to Examine Impact of Reggae on African Liberation Struggle

first_imgRelatedSeminar to Examine Impact of Reggae on African Liberation Struggle Advertisements RelatedSeminar to Examine Impact of Reggae on African Liberation Struggle Seminar to Examine Impact of Reggae on African Liberation Struggle CultureFebruary 24, 2012 By E. Hartman Reckord, JIS PRO FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Jamaican High Commission in South Africa will be staging a seminar next Tuesday (February 28) to examine the role of reggae music in the African liberation struggle. The seminar, to be held at the Ditsong National Cultural History Museum in Pretoria, is part of activities by the mission to mark Reggae Month and celebrate Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of Independence. The High Commission is collaborating with the Africa Institute of South Africa and the City of Tshwane in staging the event. Keynote speaker is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association and Head of Department at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Michael “Ibo” Cooper. Other participants include academics, musicians, and reggae artistes from South Africa and Zimbabwe.  Jamaican High Commissioner to South Africa, Her Excellency Norma Taylor Roberts, told JIS News that an important outcome of the seminar will be documenting the contribution of reggae music to the fight for liberation in Africa. “This is going to be an international event bringing together persons from all over the world to hear and document what reggae music achieved internationally, and particularly on the continent of Africa,” she said, noting that the seminar will examine reggae through “academic means and through historical lenses.” In 2008, the Government of Jamaica officially declared February as Reggae Month to highlight the impact of the musical genre on the country’s social, cultural and economic development. The High Commissioner said ‘Jamaica 50’ activities will help to promote Jamaica and its achievements as well as to strengthen collaboration with South Africa. She said there is strong support for the events to be held. “We are working very closely not only with the local Jamaican community but also with various South African institutions and individuals…those who have been touched by Jamaica’s connections with the history of South Africa,” she told JIS News. “The level of participation that we are getting is really amazing and we have activities planned for the whole year and in fact, we do not even have to call people at this stage. There’s such a level of excitement and buzz that we are being called,” she stated. The Commissioner further mentioned that she recently received a call from a South African company asking how it can partner with the High Commission on “Jamaica Month” activities scheduled to take place in August, which include an Independence Ball and a National Day reception. RelatedSeminar to Examine Impact of Reggae on African Liberation Strugglelast_img read more

Watch: Overseas stars discuss array of topics

first_img Posted in Making Headlines, News, Top headlines, Videos Tagged Rugby ‘ GoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Post by SA Rugby magazine Wales and England locks Dominic Day and George Kruis discuss their unique company, while the latter touches on England’s 2019 Rugby World Cup campaign.In this interview the pair reflect on the journey that led them to forming their own company while playing professional rugby. Day has since retired from the professional game and is fully hands on with the day-to-day operations of the business.Kruis and Day both weigh in on the current state of affairs at English Premiership club Saracens. The English heavyweights have been embroiled in controversy after breaking the rules of the salary cap, which has led to their relegation from the top flight next season.Kruis also reflects on England’s 2019 Rugby World Cup campaign, including their memorable semi-final win over New Zealand and their disappointing defeat by the Springboks in the final of the competition. Shop Bras Online | Search AdsTake a Look at These Bra and Panty SetsShop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieSA Rugby MagUndo AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ ‘ ‘ World Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVMaverick coach Eddie Jones has named his Test dream team made up of players he has worked with throughout his illustrious career.SA Rugby MagUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoShop Bras Online | Search AdsBrilliant Bra and Panty Sets (take a look)Shop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo贷款| 搜索广告在香港獲得貸款可能比您想的要容易贷款| 搜索广告|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Watch: Overseas stars discuss array of topics Video published on April 24, 2020 ‘ 熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoJapan-based Kiwi player: I hope to never experience this againSA Rugby MagUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Major storm covering roads in snow, ice as travelers head home after Christmas

first_imgABC News (NEW YORK) — A major storm is moving from west to east Saturday, leaving roads especially dangerous as travelers head home after Christmas.Snow is falling in Denver Saturday morning and wind gusts continue to increase, nearing 35 mph. The blowing and drifting snow is causing limited visibility for drivers, which could wreak havoc on roadways.Freezing rain is also falling in the Twin Cities Saturday morning, and police in Minnesota are warning drivers to stay home as dangerous ice covers roadways.Many accidents have also been reported in the region.Up to a half an inch of pure ice could accumulate in parts of Upper Midwest Saturday into Sunday.Airlines have issued weather waivers for passengers traveling through Midwest and Upper Midwest airports Saturday and Sunday.Meanwhile, severe thunderstorms are expected from Texas to Missouri on Saturday. These storms could bring damaging winds and a chance for tornadoes for the heartland.By Sunday, the storm is forecast to hit the Great Lakes, the Ohio Valley and the Gulf Coast.In the Upper Midwest and the northern Plains, heavy snow with whiteout conditions is possible, with ice and sleet further east into the western Great Lakes.By Sunday night into Monday morning, the leading edge of the storm will move into the Northeast, with ice and snow in New England and heavy rain in the Mid-Atlantic, from Washington, D.C. to New York City.Driving conditions may be dangerous in the Northeast Monday morning.By Monday into Tuesday, some areas in the Northeast could see 6 inches of snow with ice and sleet on top of that.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

‘Wonderful’ driver helps vulnerable boy

first_imgSouthampton mother, Sarah Mears, has praised Bluestar bus driver Mike Rogers, after he helped her 12-year-old son. Pictured (L to R): Brother Callum, dad Scott, Bluestar driver Mike Rogers, Taylor, and mum SarahTaylor – who has nine different conditions – accidentally got on the wrong bus from school. Although he realised it was the wrong way, “he was too worried to say anything,” says Sarah.“Mike called me and reassured me that he would make sure Taylor got on the right bus home.“I couldn’t be more grateful to this wonderful driver.”Mike added: “I could see Taylor was upset and needed help. My role is to ensure the safety of my passengers – and this was just an example of that.I don’t think any of us as human beings would leave a vulnerable child to navigate their own way home, so I have no doubt any of my colleagues would done the same.”last_img read more

More than 1000 New Species Discovered in Southeast Asia in a Decade

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreOver a thousand new species have been discovered in the Greater Mekong Region of Southeast Asia in just the last decade, according to a new report launched by WWF. Discoveries include 519 plants, 279 fish, 88 frogs, 88 spiders, 46 lizards, 22 snakes, 15 mammals, 4 birds, 4 turtles, 2 salamanders and a toad. The region comprises the six countries through which the Mekong River flows including Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and the southern Chinese province of Yunnan. It is estimated thousands of new invertebrate species were also discovered during this period, further highlighting the region’s immense biodiversity. Among the 1,068 species newly identified by science, between 1997 and 2007, were the world’s largest huntsman spider, with a leg span of 30 centimetres, and the startlingly hot pink coloured cyanide-producing “dragon millipede”. While most species were discovered in the largely unexplored jungles and wetlands, some were first found in the most surprising places. The Laotian rock rat, for example, thought to be extinct 11 million years ago, was first encountered by scientists in a local food market, while the Siamese Peninsula pitviper was found slithering through the rafters of a restaurant in Khao Yai National Park in Thailand. “This region is like what I read about as a child in the stories of Charles Darwin,” said Dr Thomas Ziegler, Curator at the Cologne Zoo. “It is a great feeling being in an unexplored area and to document its biodiversity for the first time… both enigmatic and beautiful,” he said. “It doesn’t get any better than this,” said Stuart Chapman, Director of WWF’s Greater Mekong Programme. “We thought discoveries of this scale were confined to the history books. This reaffirms the Greater Mekong’s place on the world map of conservation priorities.”AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Striker Falcao says Chelsea move ‘does not seem possible’

first_imgRadamel Falcao has told Sky Italia he doubts he will end up playing under Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.The Colombian striker was heavily linked with the Blues prior to his move to Monaco and Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge last summer.Mourinho is reportedly keen on Falcao.And there have since been reports that Falcao is unhappy in Monte Carlo and could yet move to Chelsea.AdChoices广告“There has been a lot of speculation about European clubs interested in me. I don’t think about that,” he said.“Would I like to play with Mourinho? I’d never considered it. As of today it does not seem possible, as we are on very different paths and I have a five-year contract with Monaco.“But Mourinho is a coach with a fantastic career. Nobody can deny his capabilities.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more