CSJPS Substance Misuse Treatment Programme aims to address crime in Jamaica

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, November 7, 2017 – Kingston – Crime prevention is a key factor driving the implementation of the Citizen Security and Justice Programme’s (CSJP) III Specialised Substance Misuse Treatment Programme, which involves collaboration with the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA).Under the partnership, persons flagged for drug use through the CSJP’s Community Case Management programme are referred to the NCDA for a special treatment course before they transition into the vocational- or job-training features of the CSJP.Communications/Social Media Coordinator, Patrice Nephew, addressing a recent JIS Think Tank said the initiative leads to improvements not just on an individual level but also contributes to cohesiveness in the family structure as well as the wider community.She said self-efficacy, self-actualisation and a greater sense of well-being achieved by individuals due to reduced or no drug use after completing the treatment programme, leads to more peaceful communities.“Once there is that productivity and they are ready for the workforce, we will see more legal commercial activity taking place, and we will see persons who are rising above their circumstances and being able to provide for their families and to help inspire other members of the community. It’s a multiplier effect,” she noted.Mrs. Nephew said the programme, the first tranche of which has been successfully implemented, also teaches appropriate social skills, enabling persons to more amicably resolve conflicts, thereby reducing the likelihood of violence.“We see where social capital is built and all of those positive social gains are actualized.   These are skills that our youth would be equipped with once they have gone through the programme,” she said.Social Worker with CSJP Western, Desmond Stewart, further noted that with improved employment or educational prospects from eliminating drug use, individuals will be gainfully occupied, and, as such, have less opportunity to be involved in criminal activity.“When they overcome the substance addiction and become gainfully employed or get involved in skills training, this reduces the amount of idle time they have. When occupied with positive things, that, in itself, will lead to a reduction in crime,” he pointed out.The CSJP’s strategic objectives are embedded in the wider Ministry of National Security five-pillar strategy, specifically that which speaks to achieving crime reduction through social development.Mrs. Nephew, meanwhile, said the results of the partnership, which started in July 2016, have been very encouraging, and gave commendations to the NCDA for its expertise and use of creative means to reach the youth.The CSJP referred more than 150 individuals to the NCDA, which conducted 541 individual sessions and 80 group sessions and workshops.Workshops were also done in communities and schools to sensitize adults and children about marijuana use and to train community volunteers to identify symptoms and persons in need of referral.Release: JISlast_img read more

NAVY veteran receives keys to a truck

first_imgNAVY veteran receives keys to a truck KUSI Newsroom, March 21, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 21, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A generous gift was given to a very deserving San Diego local today. Navy veteran Erick Dorsey received keys to a Toyota Tacoma.After nearly losing his eyesight due to his 20 plus years in the military, Dorsey is currently a full time student and relies on public transportation with his limited income.This gift is thanks to Caliber Collision and Allstate insurance, who volunteer their time to donate vehicles to people in need of transportation.Members from Allstate met with Dorsey at the Marriott on Harbor Drive earlier today to hand him the keys to his new car.Dorsey was nominated to receive a car by STEP, a San Diego-based nonprofit that supports military service members and their families. last_img read more

Lollapalooza AfterParties Give Fans Intimate Experiences With Artists

first_img Lollapalooza After-Parties Give Fans Intimate Experiences With Artists Lollapalooza’s After-Parties Keep The Music Going lollapalooza-after-parties-give-fans-intimate-experiences-artists News Email Facebook Dua Lipa performs at The Vic Theater in ChicagoPhoto: Jacklyn KrolAnother one of the fastest selling parties this year was with none other than rapper/singer Blackbear and Albanian rapper Gashi– Blackbear even had a custom “Blackbear Lollapalooza” platform.  Both of Blackbear’s festival and after-party sets were similar and featured moments in which fans could speak directly to him. The lighting of his show was a sight to see. The mood had a true after party vibe and didn’t feel like a concert at all.Rock bands took center stage at this year’s aftershows. GRAMMY-nominated Highly Suspect performed with the support from Cleopatrick. Highly Suspect brought passion to the stage and made the show look like fun rather than work.In another rockin’ after-party, the soulful Dorothy kicked things off for upstar rockers Greta Van Fleet on Saturday night at the Vic Theatre. Though they’re relatively newcomers, Greta Van Fleet is proving themselves with the amount of passion they bring. They have dedicated fans for a reason and it’s clear how much the band loves them back. The band will continue the Lollapalooza fun when they play the festival in Brazil in 2019.YUNGBLUD may single-handedly save rock n’ roll with his inspirational lyrics. His on-stage demeanor gave an abundance of energy to the show that the crowd reciprocated by jumping. The enthusiasm continued when Catfish and The Bottlemen took the stage.GRAMMY winner Jack White had a much different experience planned for his fans– his show was a no phones or camera concert. Fans sealed up their phones and enjoyed an intimate performance from White. The intimacy of his performance was a treat for fans who only have the option of seeing him play at massive arenas. The crowd was so engaged, they sang along to almost every lyric. Fans who were left wanting to snap a pic of White, unlocked their phones in the lobby with delight.Pop music was definitely not in short supply. Rising star morgxn opened up for GRAMMY-nominated Carly Rae Jepsen at Park West. The theatre perfectly donned a disco ball above the crowd, exactly the vibe her set brought. You couldn’t help but dance at the show; not a single person left the theatre without dancing. Fans jumped, as she kicked off her set with “Run Away With Me.”  Jepsen performed 16 of her songs, including all of her hits, to a crowd that knew all of the beats. Jepsen smiled as she heard her fans echo her lyrics. Walk The Moon perform at Concord HallPhoto: Jacklyn KrolWalk The Moon did triple duty at the festivities this year. They performed at the festival and had not one, but two after parties. One show was a DJ set at a bar-arcade and the other was a performance at Concord Hall with the support of Pale Waves. The band’s walk out song was “Circle Of Life” from  “The Lion King,” which was the most memorable ending to the weekend.Lollapalooza isn’t just about the pop or the rock genres. Singer/songwriter Tyler Childers brought his country influence and shared the stage with sister duo Larkin Poe for a sold-out show at Schuba’s Tavern. Larkin Poe opened up the show performing their bluesy, rock inspired music with stunning and out of this world guitar solos.Lollapalooza’s aftershows truly made the festival even more epic. While the 2019 Chicago line-up hasn’t been announced yet, the after-parties will surely bring a different experience to festival goers next year. Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Twitter After Lollapalooza ends, official after-parties are where all of your favorite musicians perform in intimate Chicago venuesJacklyn KrolGRAMMYs Aug 6, 2018 – 6:10 pm The Lollapalooza experience doesn’t end when the lights turn off. The fun continues through the wee hours after the music festival ends with its notorious after-parties.Each year, Lollapalooza Aftershows feature over 110 artists, including the same up-and -coming and legendary musicians that perform at the festival, in more than 55 performances in some of Chicago’s legendary venues. The biggest difference? The air-conditioned music venues are way more intimate than the festival’s stage performances. This year, fans sold out all of the aftershows months in advance despite the fact that a normal day at Lollapalooza means enduring a hot summer day that can easily be over ten hours long.  Last year at Lollapalooza there was a newcomer who opened for The 1975’s after-party, Dua Lipa. Back then, the British singer/songwriter was just beginning the ascent into her career of international pop stardom. This year she was the headliner of her very own after show with opener BUDDY at The Vic Theater selling out months earlier in under a minute. The crowd at The Vic roared when she spoke about being an opener last year, their cheers letting her know how far she’d come  One of the stand out moments of the unforgettable night was the crowd singing “Be The One” back to Dua, who donned the biggest smile and laugh. Her dancers interacted with the songstress making the lyrics seemingly come to life creating a true visual performance.  last_img read more

Superdry reforming reaction converts greenhouse gases to useful intermediates

first_img New approach to dynamically tune how a catalyst operates More information: L. C. Buelens et al. Super-dry reforming of methane intensifies CO2 utilization via Le Chateliers principle, Science (2016). DOI: 10.1126/science.aah7161AbstractEfficient CO2 transformation from a waste product to carbon source for chemicals and fuels will require reaction conditions that effect its reduction. We develop a “super-dry” CH4 reforming reaction for enhanced CO production from CH4 and CO2. We used Ni/MgAl2O4 as a CH4 reforming catalyst, Fe2O3/MgAl2O4 as a solid oxygen carrier, and CaO/Al2O3 as a CO2 sorbent. The isothermal coupling of these three different processes resulted in higher CO production compared with conventional dry reforming by avoiding back reactions with water. The reduction of iron oxide was intensified by CH4 conversion to syngas over Ni and by CO2 extraction and storage as CaCO3. CO2 is then used for iron reoxidation and CO production exploiting equilibrium shifts effected with inert gas sweeping (Le Chatelier’s Principle). Super-dry reforming utilizes up to three CO2 molecules per CH4 and offers a high CO space-time yield of 7.5 mmol CO per second per kilogram of iron at at 1023 Kelvin. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Researchers from Ghent University in Belgium, led by Dr. Vladimir Galvita have developed a nickel-catalyzed carbon reforming reaction scheme that involves the use of calcium oxide as a carbon dioxide sorbent and iron oxide as a solid oxygen carrier. This process does not involve temperature swings, allowing for better carbon monoxide production, and their two-flow system eliminates unwanted back reactions. Their work appears in a recent issue of Science.In an effort to decrease CO2 production, scientists have developed methods to convert CO2 to helpful starting materials that can be used to produce synthetic energy sources. These methods involve reducing CO2. The most commercially feasible method is a process called dry reforming of methane, which produces syngases, CO and H2. This reaction needs to be a “dry” reaction because in the presence of water, the more energetically favored water gas shift reaction occurs. In this reaction carbon monoxide reacts with water to re-form carbon dioxide. Eliminating water from these reactions has proved to be an active area of research.In the current study, Buelens et al. used calcium oxide as a CO2 sorbent in which calcium carbonate is formed. This has several benefits that that has allowed a higher carbon monoxide yield and an opportunity to remove water that is formed from the oxidation of methane. First, from an economic and practical standpoint, because CO2 is removed in situ, the feed gas can be of lower stock quality. Secondly, the formation of calcium carbonate can be coupled with methane reformation and iron oxide reduction resulting in a more energetically favorable process. Then, when calcium carbonate decomposes into CO2 and CaO, the carbon dioxide is reduced to CO over the iron oxide oxygen carrier. According to the authors, it is at this point that the feed is switched to inert gas to regenerate the system. They obtained a 45% higher CO yield, but this yield could be even higher by optimizing conditions. The higher efficiency of this reaction is due in large part by employing Le Chatlier’s Principle. Importantly, their two-flow reaction set-up seems to have some versatility that prior dry reforming reactions lacked either by changing the gas feedstock ratios or by changing to a multi-reactor configuration.The applications of this technique, according to lead author, Lukas Buelens is that “with this process, we intensify the conversion of CO2 by making maximal use of CH4 as reducing gas. The generated CO can be used directly or combined with a green H2 source for the production of chemicals or fuels.”Additionally, their initial flow system uses a less expensive nickel catalyst because carbon deposition has been eliminated. Their system is more efficient for CO2 utilization than prior dry reforming reactions and may serve as a model for optimized CO2 conversion. Citation: ‘Super-dry’ reforming reaction converts greenhouse gases to useful intermediates (2016, November 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-11-super-dry-reforming-reaction-greenhouse-gases.htmlcenter_img Journal information: Science © 2016 Phys.org (Phys.org)—A new “super-dry” carbon dioxide reforming reaction consumes two waste products, carbon dioxide and methane, and produces gases that can be used to make synthetic fuels and other important products. Credit: L. C. Buelens et al.last_img read more

Gauri and Nainika Living up race day red carpet

The sister duo’s collection can be best described as red carpet. With classy headgear, their gowns were a delight to watch. The Royal Ascot races were the inspiration behind the collection that had plenty of flounces and ruffles in ivory. he silhouettes were sharp, with handloom organzas and layers adding to the appeal. Models walked inpencil dresses, backless jumpsuits with ruffled neck and back, ruffled side dresses, organza dress with peplum, pencil skirt and side slit, playsuit, halter gowns and princess gowns. read more

QA with Sunwings VP Sales New resorts new destinations

first_imgTags: Sunwing TORONTO — More than 5,000 agents are getting the scoop on everything from Sunwing’s popular STAR points reward program to the new 2019/2020 brochures as Sunwing’s ‘Vacation Better’ roadshow makes its way across the country.With a stop in Ottawa tonight and then on to Quebec starting tomorrow, and then heading west before the grand finale in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick at the end of the month, the roadshow visits 18 cities in all. The Woodbridge event on May 1 had a great turnout.Despite the busy schedule, VP Sales Deana Murphy made time to talk to Travelweek about Sunwing’s strong showing in winter 2018/19, what’s new for 2019/20 and why agents are so important to Sunwing… Q: Did all the cold and snow give Sunwing one of its best winter seasons ever?“2018/2019 was a strong season. As well as introducing several new destinations and hotels we also saw growth in volume from several of our new gateways. For example, this was the second season that we operated out of Mont Joli and the response from our customers there was extremely positive. “We were also pleased to return to the island of Bonaire – we remain the only Canadian airline to offer a direct flight service to this Dutch Caribbean island gem – for a second consecutive season. “Pacific Mexico was also a strong focus. We are proud to be the biggest vacation provider for Mazatlan, offering the destination from multiple gateways from coast to coast. Our newly introduced direct flight service from Montreal was well received; along with our new flight service from Quebec City to Puerto Vallarta. “In addition, in January we began our twice weekly flight service into Daytona Beach, Florida.”Q. What new destinations are you most excited about?“In addition to the new destinations mentioned above, we are very excited about having the islands of Grenada and Tobago in the brochure for the first time. We introduced flight services to both these destinations in late December and received a good response.”Q. What new resorts should agents watch out for heading into winter 2019/2020?“We have several new resorts that we’re excited about including in our brochure for the first time including Lopesan Costa Bavaro Resort, Spa & Casino and the Adults Only Club at Lopesan Costa Bavaro, which both feature stylish suites with swim-up options and access to The Boulevard, an exclusive leisure area featuring a water park, casino, nightclub and more. “Another new resort offering is Royalton Antigua Resort and Spa which will feature the first-ever overwater bungalows for Royalton Luxury Resorts and is located on one of the island’s most beautiful beaches. “There are also several properties slated to open soon including Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun, a luxury entertainment-themed resort perfect for families, groups and couples and Royalton Grenada Resort and Spa, an opulent oceanfront property featuring gourmet dining options.”Q. Why are travel agents so important to Sunwing?“Travel agents contribute significantly to our business and their support is a big part of the Sunwing success story.  We greatly value our partnership with travel agents and continue to invest in training, fam trips, sales initiatives and our STAR Loyalty program.“Our team of Business Development Managers are valuable resources and agents should make sure they are connected to their local BDM as well as accessing sunwingagents.ca on a regular basis to keep up to date with our many promotions and sales initiatives.” Monday, May 6, 2019 Q&A with Sunwing’s VP Sales: New resorts, new destinations Travelweek Group center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Posted bylast_img read more