Recalling District Six

first_imgWhen the apartheid government swooped on District Six, Cape Town in 1965, forcibly removing its occupants and declaring the area a “whites-only” zone, the rich fabric of an impoverished but vibrant community was torn to shreds.Declaring District Six as a whotes only area by the apartheid government destroyed the vibrant multiracial community on the outskirts of Cape Town. (Image: District Six Museum)Brand South Africa reporterOver 60 000 people were wrenched from their homes, livelihoods, community centres and societal networks, and relocated to the bleak plains of the Cape Flats, several kilometres away.District Six in Cape Town and Sophiatown in Johannesburg, both sites of diverse and vibrant subcultures, posed similar threats to the apartheid government, which was intent on enforcing “separate development” for different ethnic groups. Sophiatown was razed to the ground in 1957 to make way for the “white area” of Triomf (meaning “triumph” in Afrikaans).In an effort to preserve the memories of District Six and create a monument to the thousands of people around the country forcibly relocated under apartheid, the District Six Museum Foundation was established in 1989. In 1994, the District Six Museum came into being.According to the museum’s website, the museum “came into being as a vehicle for advocating social justice, as a space for reflection and contemplation, and as an institution for challenging the distortions and half-truths which propped up the history of Cape Town and South Africa.A map of what was once District Six at the District Six Museum. (Image: District Six Museum)“The Museum is committed to telling the stories of forced removals, and assisting in the reconstitution of the community of District Six and Cape Town by drawing on a heritage of non-racialism, non-sexism, anti-class discrimination and the encouragement of debate.”The District Six Museum is a heritage project in itself. Part of its mission is to provide the space for former inhabitants of District Six to share and explore their memories and develop new interpretations of both the past and the present. The museum also functions as a forum where debate and policy development is initiated.The museum houses an impressive collection of historical materials, photographs, paintings, artifacts, physical remains like street signs, books and studies as well as audio-visual recordings of District Six, most which were donated by its former residents.The museum has several partnerships with other dispossessed communities, both in South Africa and around the world. It is a founder member of the International Coalition of Historical Site Museums of Conscience.The museum, the Stepping Stones Children’s Centre and Ons Plek, a shelter for girls, are all housed together in a building belonging to the Central Methodist Mission in Cape Town. The museum is geared for individuals as well as group and school tours, and is open from 9am to 1pm on Mondays and 9am to 4pm from Tuesdays to Saturdays.There is also a bookshop and coffee shop, and the museum’s Memorial Hall is available for hire for conferences or other gatherings.Source: District Six MuseumWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

In Hathras, two villages ‘boycott’ poll over poor condition of road

first_imgShowing a thumbs-down to the BJP government’s development agenda, villagers of two villages in Hathras reserved constituency boycotted the Lok Sabha poll for a major part of the day.Voters of Bijona Bujurg and Sikharan villages said that they wouldn’t vote because despite repeated requests the 1.5 km stretch of road that connects the villages to Jiroli mod of Lodha block had not been constructed for the last two decades.“We have been suffering for a long time. So, we decided not to cast our franchise this morning. The decision has not been taken under any pressure,” said Omkar Singh, a local farmer, speaking on behalf of 1,500 voters. “It has been our demand for many years. We made requests on Facebook and have sent letters to the Prime Minister portal but our demand has not been heard. The PM talks of digital India but we are waiting for basic needs. During rains, it becomes impossible to cross this small stretch,” Mr. Singh claimed. Jitender Singh of Sikharan village said during rains children are not able to go to school for days. “We wanted to register our protest. There is no politics behind it.”The locals said that these are Thakur-dominated villages and don’t matter for the candidates of the reserved constituency. “When the word spread, the wife of the BJP candidate Rajvir Diler, who is also the local MLA, came to the village and said that our votes didn’t matter to her,” alleged Giriraj Singh, another villager. Manoj Kumar, the Block Level Officer, denied the charge. “She made a request, but their demand couldn’t be met overnight.”Rampal Singh, the presiding officer of Bijona booth, said that the District Magistrate also visited the village to convince the voters that their demand would be met but they didn’t heed to his request.“It is a first in my career,” said Mr. Rampal. He added that the villagers had been peaceful and had in fact given them cots to rest. ‘Gandhian protest’“It has been a Gandhian protest. We could have pressed NOTA but it would not have made such an impact. We wanted to show that we have lost interest in the system,” said young Mukesh Kumar. After repeated requests from the administration, by 4 p.m. the villagers of Bijona decided to cast their vote but residents of Sikharan remained adamant. “In our village out of around 1,100 votes, only about 30 have been cast,” said Mr. Jitender.last_img read more

Lightning Zap The Isles, 7-4

first_imgTAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning won a big game but lost a key player.Tyler Johnson and Jason Garrison scored 23 seconds apart midway through the third period and the Lightning beat the New York Islanders 7-4 on March 25.Tampa Bay defenseman Anton Stralman left in the first with a non-displaced fracture of the left fibula after getting checked by Anders Lee.Stralman will miss the rest of the regular season but coach Jon Cooper didn’t rule out a return at some point in the playoffs.“Naturally, if anybody gets hurt, especially someone like Anton, it’s a stinger,” Cooper said. “But I’m not going to sit here and say, one of our defensemen got hurt that’s it, we’re mailing it in. No way. Stral would be the first one to tell you, boys, let’s go extend the season so I can comeback. That will be our goal.”Copper said Stralman was rattled by the injury.“Hopefully, it can heal quick,” Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos said. “It’s a tough bounce for our group right now, especially heading down the stretch and into the playoffs.”Johnson had a go-ahead rebound goal at 10:09 before Garrison stopped a 26-game goal drought and put the Lightning up 6-4. Garrison also had two assists after going 18 games without a point.Tampa Bay also got goals from Nikita Kucherov, Vladislav Namestnikov, Stamkos, Andrej Sustr and Victor Hedman, who had an empty-netter. Ondrej Palat had three assists.The Lightning host Florida on March 26 with first place in the Atlantic Division at stake as both teams have 91 points.Brock Nelson, Shane Prince, Johnny Boychuk and Nikolav Kulemin scored for the Islanders. They remained a point behind third-place Pittsburgh in the Metropolitan Division.“It’s embarrassing to give up seven goals at this time of year,” Islanders center Frans Nielsen said. “It’s not a good feeling right now.”Kulemin got the Islanders even at 4 just 19 seconds after Sustr scored for the Lightning at 6:02 of the third. Sustr stopped a 25-game drought.Tampa Bay tied a team record for the two fastest goals and took a 2-1 lead when Kucherov (13:42) and Namestnikov (13:51) scored nine seconds apart in the first.Kucherov tied his career high with 29th goal on a nifty re-direction before Namestnikov beat Thomas Greiss from the low left circle.Greiss made 35 saves.“You’re not going to win many games in this league giving up seven goals,” Islanders captain John Tavaras said. “We battled back a few times. Obviously the back to back goals hurt us.”Kucherov has a goal in four consecutive games. He was slowed in the third period after taking a shot off his foot.After Stamkos scored his 35th goal on the rebound at 5:02 of the second, Prince got the Islanders within 3-2 just 23 seconds later.Garrison assisted on Stamkos’ goal for his 100th career NHL assist.Boychuk tied it at 3 from the blue line with 3:42 left in the second.Nelson opened the scoring by beating Ben Bishop from the left circle at 8:54 of the first.Bishop stopped 27 shots. Lee had a power-play goal disallowed 1:19 into the game because of a referee’s whistle.(MARK DIDTLER) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Jamaicas Prime Minister welcomes NIAa Integrity Champion Programme

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, November 15, 2017 – Kingston – Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has welcomed the National Integrity Action’s (NIA) ‘Integrity Champion’ programme, which complements the Government’s ongoing drive to stamp out corruption.Speaking at the certification ceremony for 434 persons trained under the programme, at Merl Grove High School in St. Andrew on November 12, he noted that through this programme, anti-corruption measures are being brought down to “the grassroots (level) to make it a more sustainable movement to support and complement the legislative and prosecutorial actions that the Government is taking”.Supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the programme, which is being undertaken in collaboration with the Council of Voluntary Social Services (CVSS), involves the training of trainers in anti-corruption practices.The Prime Minister pointed out that the project “is really a profound change” in the strategy being employed to stimulate a new culture of accountability, transparency and anti-corruption in Jamaica.“There is no doubt that integrity, accountability and transparency are necessary pillars of any prosperous and progressive society.   Having true ambassadors of integrity will definitely improve and build capacity for local and citizen-based action against corruption,” he said.In the meantime, Executive Director, NIA, Professor Trevor Munroe, explained that the main objective of the programme, which began last year, is to strengthen community organisations, and in particular 4-H Clubs, to produce high-quality volunteers to participate in anti-corruption efforts and activities.He explained that an essential part of the project is the establishment of Centres of Excellence “to be focal points for applied research on anti-corruption strategies and policies” to support the work of the Integrity Champions.“Already, five Centres of Excellence have been established in Kingston, St. James, Ocho Rios, St. Catherine and Clarendon – each of which shall serve as training facilities for those trained to train others,” Professor Munroe informed.Meanwhile, Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Peter Phillips, also hailed the initiative.“I want to commend you for your patriotic commitment, for your courage in standing up, and to say that you will help to generate a culture of law-abidingness, a culture of respect for rules, and a culture that recognises the consequences of corrupt behaviour,” he said.For his part, Chargé d’Affaires, United States Embassy, Eric Khant, assured the US Government’s continued support in the fight against corruption, noting that over the past five-years, the US Government has spent nearly US$12 million through USAID and other channels to provide training and equipment to Jamaica for anti-corruption initiatives.“With the training they have received, our hope is that they will be able to promote awareness on the burden corruption poses on society, teach how to implement anti-corruption initiatives within communities, and, more importantly, demonstrate how community members can partner with governmental and non-governmental organisations to blunt corruption,” he said.This was the first batch of trainers to receive certification under the programme, which is slated to end in March 2019.   The Integrity Champions, who hail from Kingston, Clarendon, St. Ann, St. James, Westmoreland, Hanover, Trelawny, St. Catherine and St. Thomas, underwent an intensive two days of training.Release: JISlast_img read more

San Diego Restaurant Week preview

first_img KUSI Newsroom January 21, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 12:36 PMcenter_img San Diego Restaurant Week preview Posted: January 21, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The 15th Annual San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sunday, January 20th through Sunday, January 27th.The 8 days event will have more than 180 participating restaurants all throughout San Diego County will be offering prix-fixe menu options.Dinner will be served as a three-course, prix-fixe menu for just $20, $30, $40 or $50 per person.Lunch will be served as a two-course prix-fixe menu for only $10, $15 or $20 per person.Tickets are not required, but reservations are recommended.To view participating restaurants, browse menus, and make reservations visit SanDiegoRestaurantWeek.com last_img read more

Does Anyone Care About ASME Guidelines

first_imgAs FOLIO: first reported yesterday, Blender’s sponsored “Rock N’ Roll User’s Guide”—with a sponsor’s logo straddling an editorial section, making it look an awful lot like an advertorial—has drawn the ire of the American Society of Magazine Editors, who call it a “clear violation” of ASME guidelines. Blender declined to elaborate on the deal, only to say it is committed to following ASME guidelines at both Blender and Maxim, both titles owned by the Alpha Media Group.Leaving the relative merits of the violation aside for a minute, the jab by ASME raises a legitimate question about the power—or lack thereof—ASME has in an industry that has been besieged by stuff like advertising dollars going to the Internet, rising paper and postage costs, and the volatile economy in general.As one industry observer told me: “I mean, so Blender violated ASME rules. Who cares? They’re not winning any National Magazine Awards anytime soon, right?” And remember, too, Kent Brownridge, Alpha’s top dog, has famously shunned membership in the Magazine Publishers of America. He’s not looking to impress anyone.So, now the question is this:Does anyone care about ASME rules?NOTE: Drop your opinions in the comments section below …last_img read more

POLICE LOG for April 1 Tractor Trailer Takes Down Wires Pole Injured

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Monday, April 1, 2019:Owner of RMA Fitness reported 2 tractor trailer units were parked in his lot. Police responded and trucks were moved. (4:47am)Police issued a driver at citation at Route 125 and the 93 North Exit 41 on-ramp for “creating grid lock at an intersection.” (7:05am)A Westdale Avenue resident reported a fake parking citation was left on their windshield. Caller wanted incident logged. (10:12am)Animal Control Officer rescued young owl with a possible head injury at Speedway at Main Street. Bird was brought to Tufts Vet Hospital. (12:05pm)A caller reported a tractor trailer unit went down Burt Road, snapped telephone pole and broke wires, and continued toward Burlington. RMLD and Verizon notified. Road was closed for approximately an hour. Police unable to locate vehicle. (1:19pm)Police notified DPW of a mattress on the side of the road at Cunningham Street and Jacobs Street. (6:12pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for July 12: 2 Juveniles Laying On Train Tracks; Motorcycle Crash; Tractor Trailer vs. PoleIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for September 4: Police Help Make Bus Stop Safer; Hit & Run at Cumberland Farms; Garbage Truck Takes Down WiresIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 26: 2 Missing Teens; OUI Arrest; Main St. Shut Down Due To Crash; Road Rage IncidentIn “Police Log”last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time/Part-Time Recreation Assistant at CareOneFull-Time/Part-Time Dietary Aide at CareOneFull-Time/Part-Time Merchandise Associate at TJ MaxxFull-Time Sales Operating Specialist at LoadSpring SolutionsPart-Time Ballet Teacher at The Dance CompanyFull-Time Dispatcher at TForceFull-Time Print Shop Helper at 3STEP Sports LLCFull-Time Retail Sales Representative at SunRunFull-Time Credit/Accounting Admin at Standard ElectricFull-Time Business Unit Controller at MKS Instruments(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

BNP opposes unilateral delimitation of constituencies by EC

first_imgThe BNP on Thursday termed an ‘evil indication’ the election commission’s (EC’s) move to unilaterally finalise the draft of delimitation of constituencies law.“Different media reports say that the EC is going to finalise the draft of delimitation of constituency law even before discussions with political parties. It’s the expectation of all that the chief election commissioner will reach a decision on it after talks with all the political parties,” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.Speaking at a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office, he further said, “If he (CEC) presents a draft of the law without discussions with all parties, we’ll understand there’s an evil intention behind it.”The BNP leader said people are in doubt about the EC’s move to finalise the draft law just after discussions with some political parties. “People have started believing that the CEC has taken over the charge of the Commission to make happy his master (govt).He said their party thinks CEC KM Nurul Huda has been working as per the government’s desire as he has no will to hold a fair and acceptable election.Voicing concern over the growing incident of enforced disappearance, Rizvi alleged that businessman and industrialists apart from BNP leaders and activists are being made disappeared to realise money from them ahead of Eid.He said six people were made disappeared over the last one week, spreading panic among people.The BNP leader alleged that police have refused to register a general diary over the missing of Kalyan Party general secretary MM Aminur Rahman.He alleged that members of law enforcement agencies are involved in enforced disappearance as they are carrying out such incidents at the behest of the government.Rizvi demanded the government immediately trace Aminur and other missing people and produce them before the public.last_img read more

Energy Leaders Kick Off CERAWeek In Houston

first_img Share Marathon Petroleum Corporation Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s Galveston Bay refinery at night.Energy leaders from around the world are in Houston for CERAWeek, the annual energy industry conference that runs this year March 5-9.To learn more about what will be discussed at the conference, Houston Matters talked with Charles McConnell. He’s the executive director of Rice University’s Energy and Environment Initiative.He breaks down what he sees as the most pressing energy issues for Houston that, ideally, should be addressed at the conference.last_img