Women Encouraged to Emulate Cultural Icons

first_img The call came from Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, at the beginning of a cultural series titled ‘Four Women’, held on March 11 at the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ), downtown Kingston. “Let us be encouraged to follow in the footsteps of these four women and remain committed to making a positive impact in our society,” she said. Story Highlights Women are being encouraged to impact society by following in the footsteps of four cultural icons – sculptor, Hon. Edna Manley; folklorist, author, musician and actress, Hon. Louise Bennett-Coverley; writer and activist, Una Marson; and opera singer, Mercedes Kirkwood.The call came from Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, at the beginning of a cultural series titled ‘Four Women’, held on March 11 at the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ), downtown Kingston.“Let us be encouraged to follow in the footsteps of these four women and remain committed to making a positive impact in our society,” she said.In a message read by Executive Director of the IOJ, Vivian Crawford, Miss Grange said the Four Women series will enhance the national consciousness about the nation’s unsung heroes.She noted that the four women are just “examples of an array of outstanding women who comprise a distinct Jamaican heritage of excellence and passion”.“These cultural icons paved the path that so many of us now have the privilege to walk on,” the Minister said.She lauded the four presenters of the series, including Poet Laureate of Jamaica, Lorna Goodison; and Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula Llewellyn, who will present on March 18 at the same venue.“As we reflect on the challenges and achievements of these cultural icons whose legacies have shaped our country’s history, we’re joined by an impressive group of contemporary women who are, in like manner, making their own contributions to their respective fields,” she said.The Minister used the opportunity to congratulate Lorna Goodison on receiving the prestigious Windham-Campbell prize this month. She noted that the prize, a significant literary achievement, was unquestionably deserved by Miss Goodison.“Her masterfully crafted poetry and stories on Jamaican lives have resonated with people all over the world across language, gender or racial differences. We are deeply proud of our Jamaican Poet Laureate,” she added.At the event, writer and poet, Rachel Manley; and Associate Curate and Research Officer at the IOJ, Shari Williams, spoke on the lives and works of Edna Manley and Mercedes Kirkwood, respectively.The event was organised by the Jamaica Music Museum, in association with the National Library of Jamaica (NLJ), in celebration of Women’s History Month in March 2018. Women are being encouraged to impact society by following in the footsteps of four cultural icons – sculptor, Hon. Edna Manley; folklorist, author, musician and actress, Hon. Louise Bennett-Coverley; writer and activist, Una Marson; and opera singer, Mercedes Kirkwood.last_img read more

TV Ratings Designated Survivor Debuts Solid Empire Down

first_imgAdvertisement ABC’s “Designated Survivor,” one of three new broadcast series to debut Wednesday night, gave a solid performance in its first outing. The Kiefer Sutherland drama pulled in a 2.3 ratings among adults 18-49 and 10 million total viewers, according to Nielsen overnight ratings. That’s just shy of double what the season premiere of “Nashville” did in the demo occupying the same timeslot last year in both measures.Leading off the night for ABC, the season premiere of “The Goldbergs” drew a 2.0 in the demo and 6.8 million viewers, down 17% in the demo and 11% in total viewers from last year’s season premiere at 8:30 p.m. In that timeslot this time around, the series premiere of “Speechless” held steady with its lead-in in the demo but grew in all viewers, with 7.3 million. The season premiere of “Modern Family” followed with a 2.6 (down 19%) and 8.2 million viewers (down 14%). The season premiere of  “Black-ish” ran between “Modern Family” and “Designated Survivor,” drawing a 2.0 (down 17%) and 6.4 million viewers (down 12%). ABC was the only network to average a higher rating Wednesday than it did on the equivalent night last season, finishing second with an average 2.2 rating and 8 share in the demo. Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

4yearold beaten up in school parents stage protests

first_imgKolkata: There was trouble at a private school in Durgapur on Thursday after guardians staged a sit-in demonstration demanding suspension of a teacher who had beaten up a four-year-old student.A large contingent of police went to the spot to maintain peace.On Monday, a teacher had beaten up a four-year-old student of Kindergarten I for spending more time in the toilet. After she came back from the toilet, the teacher beat her up with a stick and slapped her repeatedly. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe girl bled through the left year. Later, she was taken to a hospital where she was treated. On Tuesday, when the parents of several students met the Principal, she assured a thorough investigation into the matter.On Wednesday, the guardians gathered outside the school and demanded stern action against the teacher. However, the school authorities refused to talk to the guardians.The guardians again gathered outside the school campus on Thursday morning demanding suspension of the teacher. Initially, Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedthe school authorities refused to see them but later they agreed to meet the parents of the affected student. The guardians of other students refused to accept this proposal and later parents of six students went to see the Principal.The Principal told them that the concerned teacher had resigned. Not satisfied with this, the parents continued to demand her suspension. They told the Principal that they would not accept it as it was just an eyewash because she will be inducted to another branch of the school. The parents organised a sit-in demonstration outside the school premises to voice their demand.last_img read more

Kapils show wish list Lata di Sachin

first_imgStar comedian Kapil Sharma’s New Year resolution is to get legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar and cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar to be part of his hit show Comedy Nights With Kapil, where megastar Amitabh Bachchan, superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan and several of the young brigade of actors have made an appearance.Kapil took to micro-blogging site Twitter to share his resolution and even invited requests from fans for his wish to become a reality. “My resolution n dream for 2015… I want @mangeshkarlata @sachin_rt AN @SrBachchan sahib again.. It’s up to u people.. Pls send requests..,” Kapil tweeted Monday. In response to his tweet, Kapil received several requests from people who expressed a desire to see the same.last_img read more