Parliamentary Committee Proposes Recommendations to Curb Domestic Violence

first_img Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, says the review was done in order to introduce new and harsher penalties for the perpetrators of domestic violence. A Joint Select Committee of Parliament has submitted recommendations from a review of four critical pieces of legislations, which are intended to provide women and children with greater against domestic violence.These are: the Domestic Violence Act, Offences against the Persons Act, Child Care and Protection Act, and Sexual Offences Act.Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, says the review was done in order to introduce new and harsher penalties for the perpetrators of domestic violence.“The Government is also finalising the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Bill, which will be brought to the House of Representatives in the short term,” the Minister added.She was speaking at an International Women’s Day symposium at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston on March 8.The event was held under the theme: ‘Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change’ #BalanceForBetter.Ms. Grange advised that greater support is being provided during the 2019/20 fiscal year for women who are victims of domestic violence, with the purchase of two shelters valued $86 million.These facilities, she further indicated, will be located in western and eastern Jamaica.Last year, the Government purchased property in central Jamaica at a cost of over $34million, which is currently being renovated.On completion, it will be operated as Jamaica’s first State-run shelter for domestic violence victims.“It will provide a safe-haven for women who need rescue due to the threat of gender-based violence and will provide counselling, psycho-social support and skills training to victims of gender-based violence, their children as well as survivors of intimate partner and others forms of domestic violence,” Ms. Grange said.Director of Policy and Research at the Bureau of Gender Affairs (BGA), Sharon Coburn Robinson, told JIS News that the shelters will assist in strengthening the agency’s work, as well as facilitate increased victim intake.“Prior to now, [we had] overnight shelters… for just a period of time. The structures that we have taken on are… enclosed, private and confidential. They [will] allow the female… [if she is a mother] to take her small children to allow the family [to remain] together,” she said.The symposium, which was held in observance of International Women’s Day on March 8, brought together women from a wide range of sectors, including: government, the military, business, medicine, agriculture, and religion, to celebrate womanhood and share success stories.Mrs. Coburn Robinson explained that the BGA’s mandate is to ensure that the needs of women are met, adding that the Day was chosen to communicate this message.During the symposium, the 2018 Rural Women’s Achiever and Rural Girls Rock Awards were presented.The Rural Women’s Achiever Award acknowledges the outstanding contribution of rural women to nation-building.It also identifies and supports the capabilities of rural women and girls to emerge as leaders and change agents within their communities.The Rural Girls Rock Award is intended to empower rural young girls by highlighting their academic achievements and contribution to community and national development.Recipients of the Rural Women’s Achiever Award were: Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Sergeant Rochelle McGibbon-Scott from the St. Mary Division Community Safety and Security Branch, and President of the St. Ann Disabilities Association, Millicent Sankey.Student of Brimmervale High School in St. Mary, Tackeisha Johnson, received the Rural Girls Rock Award. These are: the Domestic Violence Act, Offences against the Persons Act, Child Care and Protection Act, and Sexual Offences Act. A Joint Select Committee of Parliament has submitted recommendations from a review of four critical pieces of legislations, which are intended to provide women and children with greater against domestic violence. Story Highlightslast_img read more

LILLY SINGH IS CHANGING LATE NIGHT TV FOREVER

first_img Twitter LILLY SINGH IS CHANGING LATE NIGHT TV FOREVERLate-night TV has undergone a lot of changes in the past several years, and fans can thank several innovative new voices for the new, fresh landscape. One of these innovators is Lilly Singh, a YouTube star who has achieved a massive amount of success in the past few years.Singh was even named as one of the forty most powerful people in comedy for the year 2019. Recently, Singh unveiled some exciting news that sent her fanbase into a tizzy. READ MORELilly-Singh (Photo by Alexandra Gavillet for The Hollywood Reporter)LILLY SINGH, THE FIRST OPENLY BISEXUAL WOMAN OF COLOR TALK SHOW HOST, ON IMPACT OF COMING OUTLilly Singh’s coming out has made an impact with her fans. Singh, the Indian-Canadian YouTube comedian with nearly 15 million subscribers who is now replacing Carson Daly on NBC late-night, announced the career move in March. A month earlier, she came out as bisexual, making her the first openly bisexual woman of color talk show host.In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Singh discussed the positive effect her coming out has had on even conservative audiences. “The very next meet-and-greet that I did after coming out was in India, and I would say 50 percent of people in that line came out to me,” she said. “To me, that is success.” READ MORELILLY SINGH: FROM YOUTUBE SUPERWOMAN TO NBC LATE NIGHT TV TRAILBLAZERAn online star with 15 million subscribers dives into the white-hot center (emphasis on white) of broadcast television with ‘A Little Late’ as the first openly bisexual woman of color to sit in a talk show host’s chair: “I’m very much all or nothing.”When Lilly Singh runs a pitch meeting, she comes bearing gifts. “Live your best life in the office — you don’t have to wear shoes!” she announces to the writers she’s assembled on this scorching August afternoon in a drab conference room off Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, where they’ll be discussing ideas for her new NBC late night show, A Little Late, which premieres Sept. 16. She proceeds to toss out pairs of fluffy white unicorn slippers. READ MORE Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement NBC SETS ‘A LITTLE LATE WITH LILLY SINGH: THE PRIMETIME SPECIAL’ TO INTRODUCE LATE NIGHT’S NEWEST VOICETwo days after the premiere of A Little Late with Lilly Singh, NBC will air a primetime special that puts the spotlight on the newest face of late night.On September 18 after the two-hour finale of America’s Got Talent, the hour-long primetime special will introduce primetime audiences to Singh as she partakes in sketches, interviews, games and interacts with the audience. READ MORE Advertisementlast_img read more

Has Ajay Devgns daughter Nysa undergone skin lightening treatment Latest pics raise

first_imgLike other star kids, Nysa too remains under constant observation, and she is also often subjected to online trolling for various reasons. Even Ajay had earlier opened up about such trolls, and had expressed how this affects the family.”Honestly speaking, those people don’t really matter. But I feel bad sometimes when my kids go through such harsh trolling. She (Nysa) used to get upset over trolling earlier, but now she doesn’t care about it anymore. She knows how to deal with it. She has accepted that there will be some people who will keep judging no matter what,” Devgn had told IANS. Did Ajay Devgn’s daughter Nysa undergo skin lightening treatment?Instagram/Varinder ChawlaAjay Devgn’s daughter Nysa’s recent pictures on social media gave rise to speculations that the star kid underwent skin lightening treatment.A couple of photos of Nysa in Juhu showed the girl sporting a shiny orange top paired with brown trousers. While she looked quite pretty in the casual get-up, it is her apparent fairer skin that grabbed a lot of attention.The pictures of Ajay’s daughter made a lot of netizens comment that she must have undergone some treatment to get fairer skin. People have been asserting that Nysa’s skin colour suddenly appears to be fairer than before.”She got her skin lightening treatment like her mother,” said one on Instagram. “Did she get her skin lightening surgery done or it’s just strong camera flashes???” commented another.There are many such comments on her photos that speculate that the young star kid’s apparent fairness is due to some treatment. Nysa’s mother Kajol is also believed to have undergone skin lightening treatment as she looks much fairer now then during her active days in the industry.last_img read more

Last Day To Register To Vote For 2018 Primary Elections Is February

first_imgJohn Harvey/ The Texas TribuneYou can look up if you’re already registered to vote at the Texas Secretary of State’s website. Early voting starts on Feb. 20.Texas will host the first statewide primaries of 2018 on March 6 and, with the Feb. 5 registration deadline fast approaching, Houstonians don’t have much time left to become eligible to vote. Ann Harris Bennett, Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector & Voter Registrar reminds citizens that Monday, February 5, 2018 is the last day to register to vote for the 2018 Primary Elections.Voter registration applications must be received by her office or postmarked by that date for the applicant to be eligible to vote.“Every election is important,” said Bennett. “Especially after Hurricane Harvey, I want to ensure everyone has a voice. So I urge everyone to double-check their registration and be sure to send any address or name change updates to our office right away.”Here’s how Houstonians who haven’t yet registered to vote can do so in time for the March 6 primary:Citizens can register to vote at any local library, post office, with a Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar or any of the 16 Harris County Tax Office branch locations.You may also print, sign, and mail a form into the Voter Registrar. Mailed applications must be postmarked before or on the Feb. 5 deadline.If a registered voter has recently moved (within Harris County) or who have changed their name, they can update their voter registration information by visiting www.hctax.net and clicking on the Name/Address Change button under the Voter Registration tab.Residents that have voter registration questions can email voters@hctx.net or call 713-274-8683.You can look up if you’re already registered to vote at the Texas Secretary of State’s website.Early voting starts on Feb. 20. Sharelast_img read more

Netflix Lets iOS Users Share Movies Shows to Instagram Stories

first_img CREDIT: Courtesy of Netflix Titles shared this way come with Netflix’s default art, but users can add their own stickers, comments, and more to personalize their viewing suggestion. And each movie or TV show shared on Instagram links back to Netflix, allowing Instagram users to start watching with just a click or two.“We’re always on the lookout for ways to make it easier for members to share the Netflix titles they’re obsessing about and help them discover something new to watch,” said a Netflix spokesperson. “We hope our members enjoy this new feature!” Instagram first opened up Stories to third-party developers for such integrations in May of last year. Some of the other media services taking advantage of it include Spotify and Soundcloud.Sharing to Instagram Stories is thus far only available via Netflix’s iOS app. A Netflix spokesperson told Variety Tuesday that the company is already working bringing the feature to Android as well, but didn’t have any specifics to share. Popular on Variety center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Netflix is tapping into Instagram Stories for some word-of-mouth promotion: The streaming video service rolled out a new Instagram integration Tuesday that allows iOS users to share their favorite movies and TV shows via Stories.To do so, users simply select the title of their choice within the Netflix iOS app, and then share it to Instagram, where they can either add it to their Story, or share it directly with their contacts.last_img read more

Analysis of remains in ancient gravesite gives insight into Neolithic history in

first_img Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences A large team of researchers from across Europe and the U.K. has learned more about Neolithic history in Poland by studying the remains of people buried in a mass grave in a southern part of the country. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes the results of DNA testing they conducted on the remains and what they found. Back in 2011, a mass grave was discovered near the southern Polish village of Koszyce. Prior research dated the remains to the Bronze Age. In this new effort, the researchers have conducted DNA testing on the remains of those found in the grave.The researchers report that they found the remains of 15 people—men, women and children—all from approximately 2880 to 2776 BCE. Items found in the gravesite alongside the human remains suggested that the remains were from the Globular Amphora culture. They also found that the people all belonged to four core families. They noted that the adult females were not related to one another, suggesting that they had once belonged to another group. Of the eight men found in the gravesite, four were half-brothers and the others shared second-degree relationship links.The researchers noted that a large proportion of older men seemed to be missing from the gravesite, suggesting they were away when a massacre occurred. The males in the grave were young, and only one of them had sired a child, which was also buried in the grave. In sharp contrast, the women were all mostly over 30 years of age, and four of them were mothers of children in the grave. The bodies were placed in the graves in significant ways, the researchers note, suggesting the men had returned, found their families dead and had buried them.DNA testing also confirmed that all 15 of the dead belonged to the Sphere Amphora culture. The researchers theorize that people from the Corded Ware culture likely encountered the Sphere Amphora people as they sought to expand their range. They further speculate that the two groups were likely unknown to one another because there was no shared DNA in the victims. Explore further Bones found in Roman-era grave in London may be Asian Citation: Analysis of remains in ancient gravesite gives insight into Neolithic history in Poland (2019, May 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-05-analysis-ancient-gravesite-insight-neolithic.htmlcenter_img The Late Neolithic mass grave at Koszyce, Poland. Credit: Piotr Wodarczak © 2019 Science X Network More information: Unraveling ancestry, kinship, and violence in a Late Neolithic mass grave, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2019). www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1820210116 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.last_img read more

Microsoft brings PostgreSQL extension and SQL Notebooks functionality to Azure Data Studio

first_imgMicrosoft announced the March release of Azure Data Studio, yesterday. This latest Azure Data Studio release explores features such as preview support for PostgreSQL in Azure Data Studio,  corresponding preview PostgreSQL extension in Visual Studio Code (VS Code), and SQL Notebooks, among others. What’s new in Azure Data Studio? PostgreSQL extension for Azure Data Studio There’s new preview support for PostgreSQL in Azure Data Studio. The preview support adds on-premises and Azure Database for PostgreSQL to its existing support for SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Managed Instance, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, and SQL Server 2019 big data clusters. The Azure Data Studio extension for PostgreSQL comprises a Tools API service that offers data management and high performant query execution capabilities. Azure Data Studio also provides a modern, keyboard-focused PostgreSQL coding experience, that simplifies your everyday tasks. Users can also run on-demand SQL queries now such as the view and save results as text, JSON, or Excel. There’s also an extension marketplace for Azure Data Studio for developers that help them build and contribute back into the open source ecosystem. Microsoft team states that it is making the new PostgreSQL extension experience open source under the MIT license. This will allow the users to connect to all PostgreSQL databases in case they’re running on Azure (Azure Database for PostgreSQL). SQL Notebooks Using SQL Notebooks, you can easily interleave the written instructions, analysis, diagrams, and the animated GIFs using markdown. You can then add code cells with the SQL code to be executed. The SQL Notebook functionality has been built into the base of Azure Data Studio product and requires no additional extensions to connect to servers and execute the SQL result sets. These SQL notebooks can be used like any other regular query editor. You can get started with SQL notebooks just like a regular query editor. In case you’d like to use other languages such as Python, R, or Scala, you’ll be prompted to install other additional dependencies. PowerShell extension PowerShell extension from Virtual Studio (VS) Code is now featured in the Azure Data Studio marketplace. The new PowerShell extension aligns with the other automation scenarios used by the database administrators and developers. There’s an integrated terminal in Azure Data Studio that makes it easy for users to integrate PowerShell experiences with data. SQL Server dacpac extension Microsoft team mentions that it has been trying to improve the Data-Tier Application Wizard in Azure Data Studio after receiving feedback from the community. Originally shipped with the SQL Server Import extension, this feature will now be shipped as a separate extension. This is because the team plans to bring more features making it easy to use dacpacs and bacpacs in Azure Data Studio. This extension will also be included in the Admin pack for SQL Server, an extension pack that lets you quickly download the popular features from SQL Server Management Studio. Other Changes Community extension highlight: Queryplan.show The Queryplan.show extension adds integration support to visualize query plans using the community extension Queryplan.show. Visual Studio Code Refresh from 1.26.1 to 1.30.2 There have been a few refresh updates from the July release (1.26.1) to the November release (1.30.2) of VS Code. Highlights are as follows: New Settings editor UI making it easy to modify Azure Data Studio settings. Multiline search improvements. Better macOS support. SQL Server 2019 Preview extension The Microsoft team has been moving features from the SQL Server 2019 preview extension into the core Azure Data Studio tool for decades now. Here is a summary of the features moved into the core tool: Jupyter Notebook support has been moved to Azure Data Studio. Bug fixes in the External Data wizards: New schemas typed into the table mapping controls were getting lost. This is fixed now. Oracle type mappings have been updated. For more information, check out the official March release notes for Azure Data Studio. Read Next Microsoft Azure reportedly chooses Xilinx chips over Intel Altera for AI co-processors, says Bloomberg report Microsoft Azure now supports NVIDIA GPU Cloud (NGC) Microsoft Azure’s new governance DApp: An enterprise blockchain without mininglast_img read more