Jamaican Reggae Inscribed To UNESCOs Intangible Cultural Heritage List

Jamaican Reggae Inscribed To UNESCOs Intangible Cultural Heritage List

first_img Facebook Email NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Sep 21, 2016 – 11:56 am Ziggy Marley, Ras Michael On The History of Reggae News Jamaican Reggae Added To UNESCO’s Heritage List jamaican-reggae-inscribed-unescos-intangible-cultural-heritage-list Reggae was born during the 1960s as a music that carried the voice of the oppressed in Jamaica, with its musical influences including both Caribbean and American genres. Some of the most known voices of the genre include Marcia Griffiths, Bob Marley and Gregory Isaacs.Rolling Stone reports that reggae joins several other regional music traditions on the list, including Dominican merengue, Slovakian bagpipe music and Vietnamese xoan singing. New items are submitted and can be added to the list every year.UNESCO, aims to create “peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture,” and defines intangible cultural heritage as “living expressions” such as performing arts, social practices, festive events that have been passed down from ancestors to their descendants. The organization describes an intangible cultural heritage as traditional, contemporary and living at the same time, inclusive, representative and community-based.”While fragile, intangible cultural heritage is an important factor in maintaining cultural diversity in the face of growing globalization,” UNESCO says on their site. “An understanding of the intangible cultural heritage of different communities helps with intercultural dialogue, and encourages mutual respect for other ways of life.”center_img The organization defines intangible cultural heritage as “living expressions” such as performing arts, social practices and festive events that have been passed down from ancestors to their descendantsJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Nov 29, 2018 – 1:27 pm The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, has deemed Jamaican reggae music an important contribution to history and society, inscribing it on its Intangible Cultural Heritage Of Humanity List.  Twitter Jamaican Reggae Inscribed To UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List UNESCO may be more widely known for its World Heritage List, which identifies landmarks or areas all of over the world that are protected by international treaties for carrying scientific or another form of importance, yet the Intangible Cultural Heritage List is significant in its own right. The significance of intangible culture, the organization says, is the abundance of knowledge and skill that can be passed down. The Recording Academy has recognized reggae artists throughout the years, including through the category of Best Reggae Album at the annual GRAMMY Awards.Who will be Best Reggae Album nominee at the 61st GRAMMY Awards? You’ll have to stay tuned to find out when the GRAMMY nominee list goes live on Dec. 5, but for now you can learn about what it takes to earn a nomination for Best Reggae Album and more with What To Expect When You’re Expecting The 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Announcement.Bob Marley & The Wailers’ ‘Exodus’: For The Record Read morelast_img read more

CES 2019 This robot chases your dog around and throws treats when

first_img 0 85 Photos Tags All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 Gadgets Post a comment The Laika is about the size of a butternut squash. It has a cylindrical shape with a wheel in the back like a tricycle. There is a camera so you can see what your dog is doing. A microphone and speaker let you talk to your dog and hear him, too. And Laika has what is bound to be your your dog’s favorite feature: a treat launcher. You can use an app to see and hear your dog at any time. You can even drive it around to play with your pup. Laika also has an autonomous mode. It uses a quarter-size tracker that attaches to your dog’s collar to find and engage with your dog until you return. The combination of treat delivery and its ability to move should appeal to many dogs. A representative for CamToy joked that it’s possible for a dog to like Laika more than its owner. Laika is $460, but you can currently get it on IndieGoGo for $325, which converts roughly to £255, AU$450. However, it’s an Indiegogo deal. As always, please note that CNET’s reporting on crowdfunding campaigns is not an endorsement of the project or its creators. Before contributing to any campaign, read the crowdfunding site’s policies to find out your rights (and refund policies, or the lack thereof) before and after a campaign ends Share your voice Laika is a robot toy and companion for your dog. Patrick Holland/CNET In recent years, there have been any number of pet cameras that allow you to see what your dog is doing while you’re away from home. Some are just cameras, other have speakers so that you can talk to your furry friend and, more recently, several can give your dog or cat a treat. But at CES, the French company CamToy has a pet camera that can follow your dog around and give it treats. It’s called Laika and strives to be a live companion for your dog. If you’re familiar with Pet Cube, imagine if it could follow your dog around. Laika is part toy, part robot and part pet camera. CES 2019: Every story so far: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.  CES 2019 schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect.  5:32 CES 2019 Now playing: Watch this: CES 2019: A pet dryer, a bed that rocks you to sleep… CES Productslast_img read more

Abercrombie Fitch CEO Mike Jefferies Steps Down

first_imgMichael Jefferies, the controversial CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch, stepped down from his post on Tuesday effective immediately, marking the end of a two-decade long career that saw several ups and downs.Abercrombie & Fitch did not specify if Jeffries was asked to leave or if it was his personal decision. It, however, said that the board had started looking for a potential candidate to fill the post. Meanwhile, the board has established an Office of the Chairman, which will include Chairman Arthur Martinez, CFO Jonathan Ramsden, brand president Christos Angelides and Fran Horowitz, brand president of Hollister, that will take care of the company’s needs in the interim.”It is impossible to overstate Mike Jeffries’ extraordinary accomplishments in building Abercrombie & Fitch to the iconic status the brand now enjoys. From a standing start two decades ago, his creativity and imagination were the driving forces behind the company’s growth and success,” Martinez said in a statement.”Going forward, we are confident in our talented senior leadership team and the steps we are taking to revitalize our brands and business. We are also confident that our search will identify a new leader with the skills and expertise to enable Abercrombie & Fitch to capitalize fully on its growth opportunities and build shareholder value,” Martinez added.Jefferies said that it had been an honor to lead the extraordinarily talented group of people in the firm.”I am extremely proud of your accomplishments. I believe now is the right time for new leadership to take the Company forward in the next phase of its development,” Jefferies said.Jeffries departure is the latest shake-up in the top-level management at Abercrombie & Fitch as several investors have been displeased by the company’s recent performance and controversies.Abercrombie & Fitch has been struggling to fix its balance sheet and its reputation. Over the past few months, the company has been marred by several controversies including one where Jeffries said that the brand was “exclusionary” and, therefore, didn’t have sizes exceeding 10 or L.Experts say that news of the stepping-down doesn’t really come as a surprise and could even be good for the company’s profits and reputation. Robin Lewis of Forbes notes that though Jefferies had a hand in positioning A&F’s image and taking it to new highs, he wasn’t able to strategically adopt to the changes the brand required.”Essentially, Michael Jeffries was A&F and A&F was Michael Jeffries. Both were one. Therefore, for him to re-position the brand, would be as impossible as changing his own personality – or his DNA. And, of course, he has not been able to do so,” Lewis writes.Others say that the departure is probably a calculated decision by the company.”Clearly one of the company’s goals was to work on a succession plan. From the company’s standpoint, they’re going to continue to do what they’ve been trying to do, which is to balance change with stability,” John D. Morris, a senior retail analyst with BMO Capital Markets was quoted by The New York Times.last_img read more

Greece alone on loan agreement

first_imgGreece alone on ”loan agreement”?103 viewsGreece alone on ”loan agreement”?103 views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Greece alone on ”loan agreement”?103 viewsBusinessGreek prime minister Alexis Tsipras meets with the country’s president Karolos Papoulias. It comes ahead of a Greek vote for a new president. But Tsipras had more pressing issues on his mind.Ventuno Web Player 4.50Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras meets with the country’s president Karolos Papoulias. It comes ahead of a Greek vote for a new president. But Tsipras had more pressing issues on his mind.last_img

Chief Acevedo Announces Changes HPD Will Make To Deal With Domestic Violence

Chief Acevedo Announces Changes HPD Will Make To Deal With Domestic Violence

first_imgPhoto: Kese Smith (HPD)HPD Chief Art Acevedo has announced changes in the way Houston police officers will deal with domestic violence incidents.Chief Art Acevedo announced Wednesday changes in the way the Houston Police Department (HPD) deals with incidents of domestic violence.Acevedo explained at a press conference held at HPD headquarters that a new policy he has established entails that when an officer is in a call that involves domestic violence, the officer will be obligated to request the presence of an on duty supervisor to the scene in certain situations.Those situations are that the suspect is on scene; that a warrantless arrest is not made for an offense related to family violence; and there is a bodily injury.Acevedo said he expects the new policy will allow HPD sergeants to better assess the officers’ understanding of the law, as it relates to domestic violence, and evaluate how prepared the officer in question is to provide information to the Harris County District Attorney’s office.“This is a great opportunity to take this battle, this war against domestic violence, to the next level,” the chief noted.Acevedo added he also thinks the new guideline will help the department’s supervisors determine whether HPD personnel need more training related to domestic violence and how the existing laws deal with those incidents and crimes.Acevedo, who underlined HPD officers don’t ask about immigration status, detailed there were 43 domestic violence murders in Houston in 2017.Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg explained that, historically, there have been “gaps” related to domestic violence incidents in the county “often because somebody at the scene didn’t want charges filed or because officers weren’t trained or told what evidence to collect” and that has meant that alleged abusers or attackers were not arrested. Sharelast_img read more

AFRO Exclusive Speaker Adrienne Jones Only Through Him

AFRO Exclusive Speaker Adrienne Jones Only Through Him

first_imgBy Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, syoes@afro.comDuring the days of Jim Crow in Southern states like Maryland, Black people were often forced to sit in the balcony or gallery of public gathering spaces like moviehouses, theatres, or courtrooms.So, it may have been even more surreal for Del. Adrienne Jones of Baltimore County when she closed in on the historic moment of becoming the first Black and first woman to become the Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, when she gazed towards the gallery of the House in Annapolis to see it filled with exuberant Black faces.Maryland House Speaker Adrienne Jones, second from left, talks to reporters after being elected speaker in a special session on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in Annapolis, Maryland. She is standing between two other Democrats who ran for the office, Del. Dereck Davis (left) and Del. Maggie McIntosh. Del. Nic Kipke, the House minority leader, is standing right. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)“I looked up in the gallery and saw the whole gallery filled with African Americans and had no idea of the number that had been up there. I couldn’t believe it,” said Jones to the AFRO.“The whole magnitude of the fact that I’m the first African-American woman (in Maryland) and I’m only the third African American woman in this country to serve as Speaker.”On May 1, Jones became only the third Black woman, after Rep. Karen Bass of California, who was the 67th Speaker of the California Assembly (2008-2010), and New Jersey Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver, who served as the Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly (2010-2014), to preside over a state legislative body.But before that historic moment in American political history manifested, there were several anxious moments when Jones’ ascendance was dubious.“Well, it was tense at times within the [Democratic] caucus,” Jones said. “Maggie (McIntosh) said, ‘We’re not leaving here until someone gets 71 votes.” For the next few hours Jones revealed the back rooms of the House were a blur of machinations, with members shuffling back and forth, conferring with each other. Jones said she first spoke with Del. Derrick Davis of Prince George’s County, who had originally been the choice for Speaker of the Maryland Black Caucus over Jones.“Had it gone to the floor and Derrick had gotten all the Republican votes, that would have become an issue. We need unity, not fracturing. I put unity over politics,” Jones said. Allegedly after a couple of hours of mulling the situation, Davis acquiesced. “He essentially said, ‘You stepped aside for me, I’m going to do the same for you.’  Then Jones spoke to Del. Maggie McIntosh, the choice of the Baltimore City Delegation, who Jones said she promised the powerful post of chair of the Appropriations Committee. This was the move that sealed the deal for Jones. “It was euphoria; there were tears, there were hugs and everything else,” said Jones.“Only through Him did this happen. I think there was an angel up there by the name of Michael Bush, maybe whispering in God’s ear too. But, only through God could this happen.”Jones, who has built a reputation as “a worker” from her entry into the House of Delegates in 1997, has immediately gotten to work in her new role. She allegedly met with Baltimore legislators on May 8 to discuss, “Pimlico, the Preakness and everything else,” she said.“I want to build a bridge. I’m a visual person; I will go to see exactly what their issue is,” Jones added.“Every area of the state has needs, some more than others. You need to be able to talk to folks who know their area, and it’s not necessarily that representative. You’ve got to talk to people who may not have had an opportunity for anyone to listen to them.”last_img read more

Foodpanda IRCTC partner to offer meals during train journeys

first_imgOnline food ordering platform Foodpanda on Tuesday said it has partnered with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to allow passengers order food from restaurants during their train journeys. IRCTC is a subsidiary of the Indian Railways that handles catering, tourism and online ticketing operations. A pilot of the proposed association will be launched at the New Delhi Railway station, Foodpanda said in a statement, without disclosing the timeline. After Delhi, the service will be extended to more cities like Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune and Chennai in due course of time, it added.last_img

In our series Stories of Success with the Tuscal

In our series Stories of Success with the Tuscal

first_imgIn our series “Stories of Success” with the Tuscaloosa County Schools System, WVUA 23’s Jabaree Prewitt takes a closer look at the success of the career training programs.READ MORE:Feb. 20, 2018- NEW NORTHPORT CAREER TECH ANNEX BREAKS GROUNDStudents in the Tuscaloosa County School System get a unique opportunity to pursue their interests in different career fields while gaining valuable experience.The Tuscaloosa County School System offers a wide range of career training programs in partnership with the Tuscaloosa Career and Technology Academy. Thanks to these programs, students heading to a college or technical school will already be ahead of their classmates.The Tuscaloosa County School System offers career training programs within its eight middle schools and six high schools. One program offered at Tuscaloosa County High School is the health science career and technical program, which educates students interested in learning about the medical field.“They take the first level course, which is foundations of health science that introduces them to the medical field,” health science teacher Marla Workman said. “They learn about infection control, medical terminology, privacy issues in healthcare, things like that. We do a large section on anatomy and physiology and then they have the option to move onto the next-level course, which is the highest level course in our program and it’s the health science internship and therapeutic services.”Gabby Sandlin, a junior at Tuscaloosa County High School said she was able to apply what she learned from the class in a real-life situation.“I was able to do the Heimlich maneuver on a person who was choking,” Sandlin said. “And it was really fun to basically be able to apply those skills.”Around 65 students are part of the health science program. Jabaree even felt so successful with the students training, he let them check his blood pressure!Tuscaloosa County High School senior Haleigh Swindle has been in the program for two years. She comes from a family of medical professionals and said that through the class she has learned basic skills to help people.“You learn caring things about people, I mean it’s not just about just nursing things,” Swindle said. “It’s also about learning how to connect with people because that’s what you have to do in a hospital. You have to connect with your patient and make sure that they feel like they’re welcome there and that you care about them.”The Tuscaloosa County School System offers a total of 16 career programs to their students. The Northport Career Tech Annex was opened in Fall 2018 to give students interested in trade work from Tuscaloosa County High, Sipsey Valley High School and Northside High School a facility to learn in. Dalvin Miniard, a senior, is learning to weld and is currently dual enrolled at Tuscaloosa County High and Shelton State Community College. His teacher Coach Wright is the source of his motivation to succeed.“He’s very inspiring,” Miniard said. “He teaches you a lot of things, so when you get out of high school that you already know. And he’s a great teacher.”This career program is so successful, it is possible for a student like Dalvin to be close to a post-secondary degree or certification by the time they finish high school.last_img read more