First Restorative Justice Centre Opens in Tower Hill

first_imgFirst Restorative Justice Centre Opens in Tower Hill JusticeFebruary 7, 2012 RelatedFirst Restorative Justice Centre Opens in Tower Hill By Toni-Ann Russell, JIS PRO FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The first  Restorative Justice Centre  was opened in Tower Hill,  West Central St. Andrew, on February 6. This is the first of four restorative justice centres to be opened in the island as part of the Ministry of the Justice’s thrust to implement alternative dispute resolution programmes that promote social cohesion. At a ceremony to mark the opening, held at the Olympic Gardens Civic Centre, Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, in his message, said that  restorative justice is representative of participatory justice, because it requires the involvement of the victims, offenders and the community. Read by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Robert Rainford,  the message added that restorative justice has the capacity to repair the individual and societal damages done to communities across Jamaica, due to high levels of crime and violence. “The Ministry of Justice supports this innovative approach, one that encourages the offender to take responsibility for harmful behaviour in a meaningful way and to gain insight into the causes and effect of that behaviour on others,” the Minister said. Senator Golding urged members of the Tower Hill community to utilise the services of the centre, especially in cases where disputes have emerged and a solution is imminent. “If there is a conflict between yourself and a family member, even a conflict with a stranger, please visit the centre and try and resolve the matter,” Senator Golding urged, while pointing out that this act will help to mitigate the effects of crime and violence that arise from disputes in the communities. The Minister also informed that a Victim’s Charter is currently under revision and a submission will be sent to Cabinet to seek its approval. He  noted that the Charter is a complementary programme that will assist the restorative justice process. Restorative Justice is a new paradigm that is being introduced by the Justice Ministry. Three additional Restorative Justice Centres will be opened during this week in May Pen, Clarendon; Spanish Town, St. Catherine and  Granville, St. James. RelatedFirst Restorative Justice Centre Opens in Tower Hill RelatedFirst Restorative Justice Centre Opens in Tower Hill Advertisementslast_img read more

Adam Pascal Joins the Cast of Pretty Woman: The Musical on Broadway

first_img Original Rent star Adam Pascal returns home to the Nederlander Theatre on January 15, stepping in for Andy Karl in Broadway’s Pretty Woman: The Musical. Pascal takes on the role of Edward Lewis for a limited eight-performance run through January 20, during Karl’s vacation.”I always love a reason to come back to Broadway, so singing this score opposite Samantha Barks, in this sexy, romantic musical for eight performances was a no-brainer,” said Pascal.In addition to his iconic Tony-nominated turn as Roger Davis in Rent, Pascal also appeared at the Nederlander as Chad in Disaster! His other credits include Memphis, Aida, Cabaret, Chicago and Something Rotten!, a turn he recently reprised on tour.The company of Pretty Woman: The Musical also includes Barks as Vivian Ward, Orfeh as Kit De Luca, Jason Danieley as Philip Stuckey, Kingsley Leggs as James Morse, Tommy Bracco as Giulio and Eric Anderson as Mr. Thompson.Based on the hit 1990 film, Pretty Woman: The Musical features a book by Garry Marshall and J.F. Lawton with music and lyrics by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance. The production is directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell with orchestrations and musical arrangements by Will Van Dyke. Pretty Woman: The Musical Related Shows Star Files Adam Pascalcenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 18, 2019 View Comments Adam Pascal(Photo: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)last_img read more

Wanyama debut EPL goal sends Saints second

first_imgBut, 10 minutes from time, Kenya midfielder Wanyama’s angled finish secured victory for the Saints and left the south coast club two points behind Chelsea ahead of the leaders’ match at champions Manchester City on Sunday.Ivory Coast striker Bony was shown a first red card in English football with a reckless tackle from behind on Saints defender Maya Yoshida.Bony had already been booked for catching Jose Fonte in mid-air after 20 minutes and, while that might have ben a questionable yellow card, the second booking was beyond dispute. Swansea had been on top until Bony’s dismissal, but his exit changed the course of the match, with Southampton on top for most of the second half in south Wales.Even so, they had to wait until the 80th minute to break the deadlock when Italian striker Graziano Pelle set up Wanyama, who finished confidently to give Ronald Koeman’s Southampton side their third consecutive victory.With England manager Roy Hodgson among the spectators at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea made a positive start.Swansea’s Gylfi Sigurdsson fired straight at England goalkeeper Fraser Forster before the Swans’ Wayne Routledge volleyed wide.The home side nearly took a 28th-minute lead when Sigurdsson found Routledge, only for the winger’s shot to hit the top of the crossbar.Bony also went close, his header from a Sigurdsson corner cleared off the line by Saints left-back Ryan Bertrand.But then came Bony’s red card and Southampton took charge.Pelle had a header tipped over the bar by former Arsenal keeper Lukasz Fabianski and then had an even better chance when, unmarked, he headed wide from 10 yards out following a Steven Davis cross.But fortunately for Southampton, it was not a decisive miss and Pelle made amends with his pass to Wanyama for the all-important goal.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, September 21- Victor Wanyama’s first Southampton goal proved enough to finally end the resistance of 10-man Swansea on Saturday as the visitors won 1-0 to go second in the Premier League.It looked as if Swansea, who had Wilfried Bony sent off in the 39th minute, would hold out for a point.last_img read more

Jackson County Inmate Roster – 4-19-19

first_imgBooking Date:04-18-2019 – 11:07 am Charges:3 Out of County Hold Yates, Brent S Booking #:100226 Booking #:101135 Charges:3 Out of County Hold Bond:No Bond Bond:No Bond Booking Date:04-19-2019 – 12:52 am Booking Date:04-14-2019 – 7:08 pm View Profile >>> Booking #:101141 Allman, Laurie A View Profile >>> Sturgill, Mindy L Charges:35-43-4-2 A Theft Shasteen, Nancy J Booking Date:04-18-2019 – 12:43 am View Profile >>> Zollman, Selina J Bond:No Bond Release Date:04-18-2019 – 11:53 am Booking Date:04-18-2019 – 11:07 am Hall, Dawn Reynolds, Hugh A Booking #:101137 Booking #:101136 Helt, Michele D Booking Date:04-18-2019 – 5:52 pm Yates, Brent S Booking #:101093 View Profile >>> Booking #:100455 View Profile >>> Charges:35-48-4-1.1(a) Dealing in Meth35-48-4-1.1(a) Dealing in Meth35-48-4-1.1(a) Dealing in Meth35-48-4-1.1(a) Dealing in Meth35-48-4-8.3 Possession of Paraphernalia Booking Date:04-18-2019 – 11:16 am View Profile >>> Bond:No Bond Booking Date:04-15-2019 – 5:34 pm Booking Date:04-17-2019 – 12:02 pm Booking #:101134 View Profile >>> Release Date:04-18-2019 – 3:38 pm Charges:35-42-2-1.3(B2) Domm Batt in pres of child Charges:34-47-2 Direct Contempt Kelley, David B Schuette, Kimberly D Thie, Chanda W Booking Date:04-19-2019 – 1:20 am Charges:3 Out of County Hold Booking Date:04-12-2019 – 12:41 am Release Date:04-18-2019 – 3:23 pm Booking #:101118 Booking #:101123 Booking Date:04-18-2019 – 7:38 pm Charges:35-43-4-2 A Theft Booking Date:04-18-2019 – 11:12 pm SHIRLEY, MACAILA R Bond:No Bond Bond:$705 Booking #:101134 Charges:35-44-3-6 Failure to Appear34-47-2 Direct Contempt35-44-3-6 Failure to Appear Booking #:99463 Release Date:04-18-2019 – 10:53 pm Bond:No Bond View Profile >>> Charges:9-30-5-2 Operating Vehicle While Intox Charges:35-43-4-2 A Theft Allman, Laurie A Booking #:101140center_img Bond:No Bond Charges:9-30-5-2 Operating Vehicle While Intox9-26-1-2 Leaving the Scene-Property Dam View Profile >>> View Profile >>> View Profile >>> Release Date:04-18-2019 – 1:23 pm Bond:No Bond Booking Date:04-17-2019 – 9:16 am Bond:$2005 Booking Date:04-18-2019 – 5:52 pm Shasteen, Nancy J Charges:3 Out of County Hold Grimes, Jeremy A Release Date:04-18-2019 – 2:53 pm Charges:1 Serve Time Circut Court Booking Date:11-01-2018 – 2:50 pm View Profile >>> Bond:$705 View Profile >>> Release Date:04-18-2019 – 6:53 pm Release Date:04-18-2019 – 1:53 pm Charges:3 Out of County Hold Bond:No Bond Charges:9-30-5-2 Operating Vehicle While Intox9-30-5-1(b) BAC .15% or greater Bond:$705 Charges:35-44-3-6 Failure to Appear35-44-3-6 Failure to Appear Release Date:04-18-2019 – 10:23 am Bond:No Bond Booking Date:04-18-2019 – 11:16 am Booking Date:04-18-2019 – 3:31 am View Profile >>> Booking #:101139 Bond:No Bond Martin-Santiago, Baltazar Release Date:04-18-2019 – 6:53 pm Buckey, Hans G View Profile >>> Inmates booked into the Jail within the last 24 hours. Bond:No Bond Charges:35-42-2-1.3 Domestic Battery Release Date:04-18-2019 – 2:38 pm Booking #:101113 Moscoe, James R Booking #:101133 Booking #:101125 Release Date:04-18-2019 – 11:53 am Booking #:101135 Bond:No Bond Cook, Virginia L Release Date:04-18-2019 – 11:53 am Release Date:04-19-2019 – 1:38 am Bond:No Bond View Profile >>> Booking Date:12-18-2018 – 10:56 pm Booking #:101131 Charges:7.1-5-1-3 Public Intoxication35-45-1-3 Disorderly Conduct35-42-2-1.3 Domestic Battery35-42-2-1.3 Domestic Battery35-45-2-5 Interfer w/ Rep 911,med Charges:3 Out of County Hold Bond:No Bond Booking Date:06-18-2018 – 10:23 pm Release Date:04-18-2019 – 11:23 pm Booking #:101136 Inmates released from the Jail within the last 24 hours. View Profile >>> View Profile >>> View Profile >>> Release Date:04-18-2019 – 11:53 am Bond:$1505 View Profile >>>last_img read more

SA winemaker scores in top journal

first_imgThe 2009 Estate White Blend and the 2004 Estate Premium Red Wine received 94 points; the 2010 Sauvignon Blanc Reserve received 93 points; the 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, the 2009 Chardonnay Reserve, the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve and the 2006 “V” received 91 points; and the 2007 Merlot Reserve received 90 points. South African winemaker Vergelegen Estate has received several accolades in the critically acclaimed International Wine Cellar journal, with eight of its 11 wines being awarded a score of at least 90 points, based on the US 100-point scoring system. In 2008, the estate’s Vergelegen White had secured five-star status for six consecutive years in the John Platter Guide. Veregelegen MD Don Tooth said the awards were “an important milestone in recognising South Africa as a leading performer in the notoriously competitive top league of world wines”. International Wine Cellar editor and publisher Stephen Tanzer samples more than 10 000 wines annually, and his independent journal, also translated into French and Japanese, is read by wine lovers in 28 countries across the globe. It was also chosen as the Best Winery in the Wine Magazine in 2008, and was chosen as the Best Winery and Best South African Winery by the same magazine in 2007 and 2006. 25 May 2011center_img With its world-renowned handcrafted wines, 310 year old history and heritage, exquisite gardens and refined cuisine, Vergelegen Estate in Somerset West deems itself to be the choice of the discerning visitor seeking a total sensory experience. The estate’s 2008 Chardonnay and 2007 Shiraz received 89 points, while the 2006 Merlot/ Cabernet Sauvignon Mill Race received 87 points. Award-winning wines The estate’s wines have won several gold medals at the International Wine & Spirit Competition, such as for their 2003 Vergelegen Red (in 2008), 2003 Vergelegen Auction Reserve Sauvignon Blanc (2007), 2003 Vergelegen Red and 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon (2006), 2000 Vergelegen Red and 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon (2005). SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

The Story So Far

first_imgPosted on December 22, 2010June 20, 2017By: Peris Wakesho, Young Champion of Maternal HealthClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)This blog post was contributed by Peris Wakesho, one of the fifteen Young Champions of Maternal Health chosen by Ashoka and the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth. She will be blogging about her experience every month, and you can learn more about her, the other Young Champions, and the program here.This is Takuti village, in Niger State, Nigeria, Lapai Local government. It is approximately a 1 hour and 20-mintue drive from Minna town. It is a community that seems greatly underserved. (Niger State is one of the 36 states in Nigeria and Minna is the capital of the state).The Nupe community is a closely-knit community (Niger state has Hausa, Nupe and Gwari as the major tribes).The children looked between 1 and 2-years old, with 5 pregnant women counted barely 2 minutes after arrival. Amidst all these, one woman captured my attention: tall, slim, seemingly pregnant and still breast feeding a baby who looked barely 7 months old.I looked at the children, following the drama, dancing to the beats, dark and beautiful children, happily dancing their time away! Most had big bellies and I wondered to myself, “Could they be malnourished?” My heart bled for these children, totalling approximately 100 in a very small village, scantly dressed. I thought, “It may be the culture, but the semi-permanent houses, built of clay, with mothers also just tying a shuka (a piece of cloth) could signal some level of poverty.”What was evident is that the girls are married early and give birth within the space of at least 1 year. I couldn’t help but let my mind wander to the facts: the nearest hospital was miles away in a country where 6 women die hourly during pregnancy, delivery and immediately past delivery.These beautiful, dark, smiley little children gathered around the car, waving and saying goodbye. “Very friendly and loving,” I thought. And as we left, only one thing was engrossed in my mind. This is one community I would love to go back to and give my little contribution, even if for just one mother & child!Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

An intriguing but impractical tip about what inspires giving

first_imgAs the so-called Snowquester flakes fall outside my window here in Washington, DC, I thought I’d share a timely piece of research about storms.The wonderful team at Influence at Work this week covers a study with surprising findings about inspiring disaster relief donations.Apparently, people are more likely to donate to storm relief efforts if their name sounds similar to the name of the storm. I am not making this up: “People were more likely to donate if the initial of their first name matched the name given to the hurricane. For example, those whose names began with the letter R, such as Robert or Rosemary, were 260% more likely to donate to the Hurricane Rita relief appeal than those whose name didn’t begin with the letter R. A similar effect was noted after Hurricane Katrina with folks whose name starts with a K significantly more motivated to donate.”*In addition, says Influence, Adam Alter, a Professor of Marketing at NYU’s Stern Business School, suggests, “If people are more likely to donate to hurricane relief programs that share their initials, then the World Meteorological Organization which is responsible for naming hurricanes has the power to increase charitable giving simply by giving hurricanes more commonly occurring names.”Anyone have contacts at the WMO?This research reminds me of studies I read that people choose professions close to their names. There are apparently many dentists named Dennis.So maybe it’s impractical to start naming hurricanes John Smith, but in all seriousness there is a lesson here. As Influence points out, we always pay more attention to anything involving our name. You’ve experienced this in a noisy room where you’re tuning out conversation – until you hear your name mentioned. I think it’s therefore useful to test using people’s real names in fundraising appeals (better than Dear Valued Supporter) or naming initiatives or campaigns after common names or initials. It’s easier to try out than naming storms!(By the way, I donated to Katrina but not Rita relief so there you go.*)last_img read more

Why your nonprofit’s URL matters

first_imgAs someone with a common name that’s spelled a bit differently, I’m all too aware of the confusion and errors that happen because of a unique moniker. When people are expecting Karen with a K, I’m forever spelling out C-a-r-y-n. For me, this typically only causes minor inconvenience and some interesting conversations about names. For your organization, though, an unusual name, unconventional spelling, or indistinguishable acronym could negatively affect your marketing efforts. The same can be said for your nonprofit’s domain name. Having an easy-to-remember (and difficult to mess up) domain name can help supporters quickly find your organization online and reduce confusion when you’re telling folks about your nonprofit on the phone, in person, or in print. How do you choose the right URL for your nonprofit? Marc Pitman of offers these tips on choosing a good domain name: 1. Keep it simple. Make sure it’s easy to remember and understand, especially when saying it out loud. 2. Avoid numbers when possible. When you substitute numbers for words, it’s more difficult for your supporters to remember if your web address contains the numeral or the number spelled out. 3. Also register variants of your name. If there are common misspellings or typos that might lead your supporters astray, consider registering those domains as well, so you can point those visitors in the right direction. 4. Get the .com, and other extensions. Most organizations will want to get the .org of their chosen domain name, but cover your bases and register other extensions of the same domain name. Soon, you’ll also be able to register .ngo and .ong thanks to the folks at Public Internet Registry.Network for Good is partnering with Public Interest Registry to help get the word out about the new .ngo and .ong domains. These domains will give nonprofits and other non-governmental organizations worldwide an opportunity to secure a new top-level web address. Since Public Interest Registry will manage a validation process to ensure that only genuine NGOs are granted these new domains, having an .ngo or .ong address will help organizations reinforce trust and credibility. The new domains will be available early next year. So, what can you do now? Sign up to submit your Expression of Interest—you’ll receive updates about these new domains and be the first to know when .ngo and .ong are available. For more details on submitting your Expression of Interest and to sign up, visit Do you plan to secure an .ngo/.ong domain name for your organization? Share your domain name questions and experiences in the comments below to join the conversation.last_img read more

Nonprofit Spotlight: June

first_imgAcross the country and around the globe our nonprofit partners are changing the world every day. Our Nonprofit of the Week series helps us spotlight the great things these organizations are doing to serve their mission. Take a look at how this month’s featured organizations are improving their communities:Maryland Zoo in Baltimore isn’t just a place to come and visit lion cubs Zuri, Leia, and Luke, and a growing community of African penguins—it’s an organization working hard on behalf of wildlife and wild places worldwide. By focusing on participating in global wildlife conservation efforts and creating dynamic educational opportunities in Baltimore, the Maryland Zoo is working hard on behalf of wildlife and wild places worldwide. Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ohio Valley provides a home away from home for the families of children receiving critical medical treatment at local hospitals. By creating a place of community and respite the RMHC of the Ohio Valley truly cares for families in times of crisis. Families First of the Greater Seacoast is a community health center offering high-quality care for all members of New Hampshire’s Seacoast, regardless of their ability to pay. For the past 30 years Families First has been expanding their mission and services to create a healthier and happier community. Join us in celebrating and thanking these amazing causes!last_img read more