ExTEND Leadership Program

first_imgMore than a dozen University of Georgia Cooperative Extension leaders graduated from UGA’s ExTEND Advance Leadership Training Program on May 5. The graduation of ExTEND’s second class marks UGA Extension’s commitment to ensuring effective, efficient and meaningful service to Georgians today and in the future. “One of the challenges we have in UGA Extension right now is building capacity for leadership and succession planning,” said Laura Perry Johnson, associate dean for Extension in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and director for UGA Extension. “Due to early retirements and budget cuts (during the recession), we have a very young work force, and we need people to be able to step into leadership roles earlier and earlier. We are investing in our people, and the ExTEND Academy is a great example of one of these opportunities. “I have been so proud of this group as they have grown and expanded their horizons over the past 16 months,” she added. “I am excited about the great things they will do in our organization and beyond as they continue to grow and expand their leadership capacities.”According to the U.S. Social Security Administration, 10,000 baby boomers retire each day in the United States, thinning the experienced leadership benches at many companies and institutions. In an effort to prevent this loss of skilled leadership inside UGA Extension, administrators developed the ExTend Advanced Leadership Training Program to develop new leaders who will be ready as veteran Extension agents and program managers retire. The program was developed as a follow-up to Extension Academy in order to further adapt leaders to changes within UGA Extension and provide professional leadership development opportunities to those invested in the field. Over the last 16 months, from December 2014 to May 2016, participants have attended six professional development training sessions throughout the state that focused on understanding UGA Extension as an organization, individual and team development, leading and managing change, crisis communication, interpersonal relationships, the power of project management, and funding and public policy.Those graduating also devised a personal action plan, identifying goals, strategies and action steps for their personal professional development in the future. To conclude the program, participants traveled to Ecuador for a week this April to assist in expanding the Ecuadorian Extension system in 24 provinces. ExTEND seeks to continually develop a pool of competent, prepared leaders within UGA Extension. The following are graduates of ExTEND’s 2016 class:Ellen Bauske, program coordinator, Center for Urban Agriculture, Spalding CountyMelanie Biersmith, Extension 4-H Youth Development specialist and environmental education coordinator, Putnam CountySadie Brown, director of fiscal affairs, UGA CAES Business Office, Clarke CountyChrista A. Campbell, county Extension coordinator and Extension Family and Consumer Sciences agent, Elbert and Lincoln countiesTammy Cheely, county Extension coordinator and Agriculture and Natural Resources agent, Warren CountyShane Curry, Extension Agricultural and Natural Resources agent, Appling CountyKisha Faulk, Extension Family and Consumer Sciences program development coordinator, Northwest District, Spalding CountySusan Howington, county Extension Coordinator and Extension Family and Consumer Sciences agent, Henry CountyTodd Hurt, program development specialist, Office of the Associate Dean for Extension, Clarke CountySonya Jones, county Extension coordinator and 4-H Youth Development agent, Pulaski CountySunshine Jordan, accountability and operations analyst, UGA CAES Business Office, Clarke CountySteve Morgan, county Extension coordinator and Agriculture and Natural Resources agent, Harris, Meriwether and Talbot countiesCliff Riner, coordinator, UGA Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center, and Vidalia onion area Extension specialist, Toombs CountyAngela Rowell, director, CAES Office of Communications and Creative Services, Clarke CountyAmanda Tedrow, county Extension coordinator and Agricultural and Natural Resources agent, Clarke CountySusan Yearwood, 4-H Youth Development agent, Stephens County For more information about UGA Extension and the services it provides to Georgians visit extension.uga.edu.last_img read more

Police Make Arrest in 15-Year-Old Miami Girl’s Accidental Shooting Death

first_imgMiami Police have made an arrest in the accidental shooting death of a teenager earlier this week.The suspect, 17-year-old Thalys Gabriel Olivera, is charged with manslaughter for the death of 15-year-old Arya Gray.Investigators received a call about a shooting inside an apartment near Northeast 10th Avenue and 78th Street, at about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.Gray’s family says she was in the apartment with her sister, visiting friends.The arrest report states that Olivera “recklessly brandished” a gun inside the home, as witnesses told him to put it away.Olivera did so, but then took it out again. The witnesses say he then pointed the gun at Gray and pulled the trigger, striking her in the head.Photo courtesy: Miami-Dade Police Department“This is a murder,” Sergio Rastelli, Gray’s relative, says. “You point a gun at somebody and the trigger pulls, that is a murder. I want the parents to also suffer the consequences, and I want the parents to actually be charged for the murder because this is not an accident. This is a murder.”He continues, “Don’t point it at an innocent child that didn’t even have part of her life. How did a 17-year-old get a hold of the gun? The parents and the child must be arrested. I want the full extended charges to the parent and to the child.”The victim passed away after she was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.The gun used in the shooting was reported stolen last month from Homestead.Meanwhile, Olivera made his first appearance in juvenile court on Wednesday, and is due back in court on June 2.last_img read more

Isner an easy winner, returns to Miami Open semifinals

first_imgThe other women’s semifinal is also Thursday, with No. 13 Sloane Stephens set to meet three-time Miami champion Victoria Azarenka. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan01:26Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The big-serving American is in the semifinals of the Miami Open for the second time in the past four years, after overpowering South Korea’s Hyeon Chung 6-1, 6-4 in just over an hour on Wednesday afternoon. The 14th-seeded Isner finished with 13 aces, won all but one of his 32 first-serve points and avenged a loss to the 19th-seeded Chung at Auckland in his first match of the year back in January.“I played extremely well,” said Isner, who dropped six of his first eight matches of 2018 before arriving in Miami and winning eight of his nine sets played at Key Biscayne so far.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Every match I’ve played in this tournament, I’ve gotten better. I’ve gotten stronger and that’s a very, very good sign.”He’ll hope that trend continues in the semifinals. John Isner of the United States celebrates winning the his quarter final match against Hyeon Chung of South Korea during the Miami Open tennis tournament Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Key Biscayne, Fla. Isner won 6-1, 6-4. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Nothing was coming easily to John Isner over the first three months of this year, and he was essentially a nonfactor in every tournament he entered.Until now.ADVERTISEMENT Azkals rise again Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Isner — who ousted second-seeded Marin Cilic earlier this week — will next face either No. 5 seed Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina or No. 20 Milos Raonic of Canada. Del Potro and Raonic play late Wednesday night in another quarterfinal.Isner was broken twice by Chung when they met in Auckland. He faced only one break point on Wednesday.“It’s perfect conditions,” said Isner, who lost to Novak Djokovic in the 2015 semifinals at Key Biscayne. “I’ve played well here in the past and I’m so happy that I’m playing well here again.”The women’s semifinals also continued taking shape Wednesday, with No. 6 seed Jelena Ostapenko ousting fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5) to reach the final four at Key Biscayne for the first time.Next up for Ostapenko: either No. 8 seed Venus Williams or qualifier Danielle Collins in the semifinals on Thursday. Williams and Collins play Wednesday night in an all-American quarterfinal.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

FINN VALLEY AC ATHLETE TERESA DOHERTY WINS HER FIRST EVER ULSTER CROSS-COUNTRY TITLE

first_imgMulti Donegal Cross-Country champion Teresa Doherty posted her first ever Ulster country title in Lurgan Saturday.She was an impressive winner of the title from would you believe her cousin Breege Connolly who runs for N. Belfast.North won the team title from Valley who had Catriona Devine ,Catherine Dooher and Donna Evans score on their team finishing as stated second Its been a few years since a Donegal athlete won the title namely Catriona Mc Granaghan back in 2006 at Coleraine.Teresa joins a line up of Finn Valley athletes who have won the title namely Camilla Harron in 85 and 86 .Belinda M c Ardle 91 and 92 ,Kay Byrne 93,94 and 95 ,Jill Bruce 96 ,Rosaleen Campbell 99 and 2000,Noleen Porter 2001 and 2002 and Catriona Mc Granaghan 2003,2004,2005 and 2006 . For the record the first team title at this level for Finn Valley was back in 1974 scoring Mary Ann Mc Gowan ,Doreen Gallagher ,Mairead Mc Loone and Susan Houston . Gerard Gallagher was the sole Valley athlete in the mens race finishing top 10 .FINN VALLEY AC ATHLETE TERESA DOHERTY WINS HER FIRST EVER ULSTER CROSS-COUNTRY TITLE was last modified: February 17th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click 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 share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:athleticsFinn Valley ACNoticesSportlast_img read more

Questions abound as Boks lose in Perth

first_imgAttacking approachIn Perth, the Boks’ only try began with a high-up-and-under, which was won by Kirchner, thanks really to the bounce of the ball. Springbok fans want to see more than that. Ball winnerAlso, with Bismarck du Plessis sidelined after being injured against Argentina in Cape Town, the Springboks lost a valuable ball winner in the loose, and the decision to go for a very big loose trio in Perth, without including a true ball winner, proved questionable. Australia’s Michael Hooper, the smallest loose forward on the field in Perth, effected four turnovers. It’s not often that a team manages to come back from 10 points down as the Australians did to beat South Africa, so hats off to them, but the fact that they did that is what makes it so disappointing from a South African perspective, along with the manner in which the Boks played the game. Game planBy sticking to a game plan that brought the Bulls three Super Rugby titles, Meyer’s Springboks have found it far harder to break down the opposition at international level. The tactical kicking game that was previously spearheaded by scrumhalf Fourie du Preez now looks old and tired, and it appears that the Bok backline has little to offer in the way of innovation and excitement. Playing within themselvesIt seems, in many ways, that a clash of styles, brought from the various franchises, is limiting the Boks. They’re playing within themselves and the result is that some established international players who shone in the Super Rugby tournament now appear to be mere shadows of themselves. Patrick LambieIf one is to criticise Meyer, Lambie is an ideal example to do so. He stood out at fullback on the biggest stage of all in 2011, the Rugby World Cup. However, he was played at flyhalf early in the year by the Sharks before being moved back to fullback. Meyer, though, has opted for the steady, but unspectacular Bulls’ number 15, Zane Kirchner, ahead of the undoubtedly more talented Lambie. A first defeat for the Springboks under Heynecke Meyer felt inevitable after three iffy performances in succession, but it was nonetheless disappointing as the Boks gave up a halftime lead before going down 26-19 to the Wallabies in a Castle Rugby Championship match in Perth on Saturday. A good all-round gameThe best rugby they have played in recent times came during the 2007 Rugby World Cup; they combined an uncompromising defence with razor-sharp counter-attacking. They did the basics well and the general at number 10 was not a kicking flyhalf, but Butch James, a man with a good all-round game. There must be a lesson to be learnt from that. In Meyer’s six tests in charge of the Springboks, it should be remembered that the South Africa team looked at its best in the first half of the team’s 36-27 victory over England in the second test in Johannesburg in June. In that first half, the basics were performed well. They played well with the ball in hand, aiming to get it wide, and were rewarded. So, the question is: why has the ambition of the Springboks’ play receded so much since then, or appeared to do so? Is it time to recall Heinrich Brussouw? In 2011, before being injured, he was lauded for his influence on the game. Now he is on the outside looking in. This much is true: he looked very good for the Cheetahs in their narrow loss to Western Province on the weekend. Granted, test rugby is a different animal, more tightly contested than any other games, but isn’t that where subtle skills make all the difference? Shouldn’t we believe the Springboks are capable of more than they’re showing? And another question about the Springboks’ loose forwards: was Keegan Daniel let go too soon? Yes, he is smaller than the South African ideal of what a flanker or eighthman should look like, but his skills are unmatched among loose forwards in the country. He is one of the reasons why the Sharks are able to play such a good and effective counter-attacking style of rugby.center_img Lots of questions, I know, but that’s where the Springboks’ performances leave us, the fans, at present – with more questions than answers. While Kirchner has not let the Boks down, his ceiling is much lower than that of Lambie, who came off the bench for the first time in three games on Saturday. To match up to teams like the world champion All Blacks, who are South Africa’s next opponents by the way, the Springboks need their most talented players on the park. It didn’t really work for the Bulls in this year’s Super Rugby competition; they finished sixth on the log and were beaten in their first playoff game. The Stormers topped the log with a defensive-minded approach, but they never once earned a bonus point for scoring four tries in a game and that defensive approach it was found wanting by the Sharks in the playoffs. One of the scapegoats for South Africa’s poor performances has been flyhalf Morne Steyn, especially as his goal kicking has been below his usually immaculate standard. He offers less than Patrick Lambie on the attack, with Lambie good at taking the ball flat, while rising star Johan Goosen is as talented a player as anyone in the game, but he has only recently returned from a long injury layoff. The most inventive and attacking of the South African franchises, the Sharks made it to the final. Their style of play, more integrated than that of the other South African franchises, matched up best to the challenge of Australian and New Zealand opposition when the chips were down. 10 September 2012 A man like Kirchner won’t let the team down, but he is not a potential difference maker and match winner like Lambie is. And that is what is needed against the best opposition. When Goosen is fit, let him loose at flyhalf. Where they stood out most was in their ability to offload in the tackle and keep attacking movements alive. It’s something that has been relatively scarce in the Springboks’ approach. They want to see the ball run, especially as South African conditions are so conducive to it. They want to see the physicality of the players used not only to try and run over the opposition, but also around them, or to slice through them. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Pierre Terblanche puts SA design skills on the map

first_imgPierre Terblanche‘s childhood passion for design and motorbikes has blossomed into a career as a world-leading motorcycle designer.Despite all he has achieved though, Terblanche still yearns to design the bike of his dreams, hoping to work on something with all his creativity and no limitationsHaving designed for the European and US markets, he still fondly remembers his early Port Elizabeth to Cape Town bike runs.Custom motorcycle manufacturer BikeExif.com called him one of the most influential motorcycle designers in the world today. Norton Motorcycles chief executive, Stuart Garner, praised the man’s experience when he was hired to develop the Norton range.And Confederate Motorcycles founder and chief executive, H. Matthew Chambers, referred to him as a rebel “who by nature is dissatisfied with the status quo” and “intimidatingly intelligent, fiercely courageous, and outspoken to a fault”.Pierre Terblanche is clearly a trailblazer in the motorcycle design world and an early passion for bikes and design has fuelled his career.Born in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, in 1956, Terblanche was exposed to design and building at his father’s woodworking shop at an early age.After matriculating from Hoërskool Brandwag in Uitenhage, he went on to study graphic design at the Eastern Cape Technikon in the mid-1970s and began his career at advertising company Young & Rubicam, in Cape Town.Here he was tasked with marketing Ford Motors, but needing to follow his passion for design, he enrolled in the Masters in Transport Design programme at the Royal College of Art in London. After graduation he joined Volkswagen’s advanced design studio before leaving for a design post at Ducati Rimini in 1989. It was here that Terblanche produced some of his finest work, including the Ducati 749 and 999, the SportClassic, the Hypermotard, and the Cagiva 600 Enduro, otherwise known as the Canyon.Pierre Terblanche had always loved bikes more than cars because the more hands-on approach meant there was more to do for designers. Pictured above is the Ducati MH900e (Image: Pierre Terblanche)About his switch from VW to Ducati, he told Faster and Faster.net that he had always loved bikes more than cars because the more hands-on approach meant there was more to do for designers. In Italy, particularly, designers are usually involved in the layout, packaging and the clay or hard modelling of the bikes.Terblanche worked for two years with Massimo Tamburini on restyling the Paso and the Ducati 888. Tamburini is widely hailed as a world-class designer and was behind the Ducati 916, argued by enthusiasts as the world’s “most beautiful” bike.It was when he moved to Ducati’s design centre in Morazzone, Italy, that Terblanche designed the iconic Ducati Supermono. According to Terblanche’s website the bike “is the inspiration for the powerhouse Superbike winner, the 916”.After Cagiva sold the Ducati brand in 1997, Terblanche was appointed as the company’s director of design. Here he created the Supersport 900 and made the first online motorcycle sale, of the neo-classic MH900 Evoluzione.By 2006, after 15 years with the Italian company, Terblanche left to work as an independent design consultant. He subsequently developed three motorcycles for Moto Guzzi which won the Motorcycle Design Association award for Best Design at the 2009 EICMA show in Milan.When he joined Norton in 2011, Terblanche was tasked with developing a range of bikes that would appeal to the US market and in 2013, American company Confederate Motorcycles hired him as their head of product development.Despite all he has achieved though, Terblanche still yearns to design the bike of his dreams, hoping to work on something with all his creativity and no limitations.Even though Terblanche has been living outside of South Africa for over 25 years, he still finds pleasure in things that are very much South African. In an interview with BikeExif.com, he said enjoys watching the Springboks thrash the British Lions and taking a solo ride from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town – via the backcountry route past Oudtshoorn – on a sunny South African weekday.{loadposition ambas-menu}last_img read more

It’s goodbye Bafana at Afcon 15

first_img28 January 2015Bafana Bafana lost 2-1 to the Black Stars of Ghana on the night of 27 January, eliminating Shakes Mashaba’s side from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament taking place in Equatorial Guinea.As has been the case throughout the competition, Bafana Bafana took the lead but allowed the opposition to come back and steal the show.Mandla Masango gave the South Africans the first half lead with a sublime strike in the 17th minute, but late strikes by John Boye and Andre Ayew, son of legendary Abedi Pele, put paid to any chances South Africa had of making it into the last eight as Ghana, who lost the opening game to Senegal topped the group.It was a sad end for Bafana Bafana, who had entered into the finals in Equatorial Guinea on the back of an unbeaten run. After Masango’s goal, the match immediately turned into war of attrition, becoming a ding-dong affair.With news that Algeria was winning by a single goal, it meant South Africa had to push forward for another goal to proceed to the next round. But instead of going into the second half hard, it was the Black Stars who started on the offensive.Despite this, Brilliant Khuzhwayo and his back four kept things tight. Khuzhwayo was in the thick of action, again punching the ball clear in the 55th minute from a good cross as Ghana threw every man upfront.Meanwhile, Erick “Tower” Mathoho cleared all the high balls as Ghana continued to pump long balls into the box. In the 70th minute, Ghana made a double substitution in a bid to add some bite upfront and immediately equalised when substitute John Boye scored after he collected a loose ball inside the box and his strike gave Khuzhwayo no chance to make it 1-1.Kwesi Appiah then hit the upright moments later as the double substitution started to pay dividends. It was at this juncture that South Africa needed to regroup as they were constantly pushed on the back foot. They Black Stars forced one corner after the other as they searched for the winner.In the 82nd minute, Ghana took the lead through Andre Ayew whose perfect header gave Khuzhwayo no chance as Bafana Bafana again gave away yet another lead, as was the case in their previous two games.It is not all doom and gloom for Mashaba and his rising charges, and they will have to pick up the pieces in the forthcoming competitions as the rebuilding exercise continues.Source: Safalast_img read more

How To Enable 2-Factor Verification On Gmail (And Avoid Getting Hacked)

first_imgYou want to click on Account, which will open up a new tab on your browser, your Google Account page. From here, you want to navigate to Security located on the far left side.  Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Clicking the Security tab will reveal a few options, the most important being “2-step verification.” You want to click the “Edit” button and once you do, Google will ask you to sign in again before allowing you to make the security change. Once you have signed in a second time, Google will ask you for your phone number. You can choose to add additional devices and phone numbers as you see fit. fruzsina eordogh Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting While many folks might hesitate giving their phone number to Google, the other possible option, having your “entire digital life …destroyed” (as Honan so succinctly put it), isn’t too appealing.  center_img Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market An easy tip for Gmail users on how to avoiding getting hacked: two-factor verification.  If there is one lesson to be learned from Wired writer Mat Honan’s “epic” hacking last week – a hack that wiped years of digital memories including emails and photos of his daughter – it’s the importance of Gmail’s two-factor verification security feature.“Had I used two-factor authentication for my Google account, it’s possible that none of this would have happened,” wrote Honan, who went on to say if he had used the security feature the hack would have stopped during the hacker’s “recon mission” leading up to the multi-device attack.Google’s two-factor verification, which the company began offering last February,  is easy to set up and just requires a phone capable of receiving text messages. When you try to log into your computer from a different location than the one you set up, like a coffeeshop or airport, Google ask you for a verification code before it lets you proceeds to your inbox. It will text you a code to enter, alongside your password, to make sure it is really you.   Setting up the security feature can be done through a variety of options (like this one, or this one), but an easy way is to go to the menu options on the top right of your Google Account page screen when signed into Gmail. Click the downward facing arrow on the far right of your Google+ picture, and a small menu will pop out like so: Tags:#tips#web last_img read more

Jamaicans Encouraged To Engender Greater Love of Family, Community and Country

first_img Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, is encouraging Jamaicans to engender greater love of the family and community. According to Ms. Grange, it is love of family, home, community and country that inspired the nation’s forefathers to engage in the struggles leading to Jamaica’s Emancipation from slavery 180 years ago. Story Highlights “Let us say thanks to our people of all ages and eras who have been motivated by love of family to make their contribution to the development of Jamaica, Land We Love,” she added. Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, is encouraging Jamaicans to engender greater love of the family and community.She said that it is love of the immediate family that will prompt love of the community and, ultimately, country.Ms. Grange was speaking at Sunday’s (August 5) National Emancipation and Independence Thanksgiving Service at the Constant Spring Road Church of God, Kingston, which was held under the theme, ‘Jamaica 56: One Love…One Family’.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, headed the dignitaries attending, who included South West St. Andrew Member of Parliament, Dr. Angela Brown Burke, who represented Opposition Leader, Dr. Peter Phillips. Both read Old and New Testament scriptures during the service.According to Ms. Grange, it is love of family, home, community and country that inspired the nation’s forefathers to engage in the struggles leading to Jamaica’s Emancipation from slavery 180 years ago.“It was that same love of family, in the broadest sense, that led to the efforts that resulted in Independence for Jamaica from Britain ,which we mark for the 56th time on Monday, August 6. It is the love of family that underlines the deeds of our National Heroes and the sacrifices that they made, which were, in some cases, the ultimate sacrifice,” the Minister added.Ms. Grange thanked Jamaicans who are serving the nation in various ways and giving of their best “continuously and selflessly for the good of all of us”.“Let us say thanks to our people of all ages and eras who have been motivated by love of family to make their contribution to the development of Jamaica, Land We Love,” she added.last_img read more

Is Indian time a real thing Time to weigh in

first_img(On Thursday, Québec’s Indigenous Affairs Minister Geoffrey Kelly used ‘Indian time’ when asked why it took 8 years to write a piece of legislation. The term wasn’t received well.)Bruce SpenceSpecial to APTN National NewsEvery once in a while the phrase “Indian Time” rears its ugly head in discussions around the clean water coolers of modern day work places. Except in Aboriginal organizations. Ain’t nobody got time for that.For those of you who’ve never heard it, Indian Time means….in the vernacular of construction company foremen from bygone eras…. those damned Indians are always late.Just saying, that’s what it meant in my world.Kind of a racist thing to say though when it’s a human foible present in every people and culture the world over.How ignorant is it to attach the colloquialism to an entire people when there are individuals in every race in every country who couldn’t be on time for their own funerals if their life depended on it. I am one of those by the way.One of my best friends and mentors, an ex-military Saulteaux guy from Pine Creek, hated to be late and he never was. 10 minutes early was too late for him.As someone younger and wiser than me pointed out, we never had clocks. Didn’t need them. Winter has been coming aroundWinter has been coming around year in and year out around the same time since time immemorial.Same with spring, summer and autumn.So are the solstices, just in time for winter (or spring, or summer or fall) like clockwork.Those wild rice lakes were and still are ready for picking every September.Bottom line is, IT doesn’t exist.”[email protected] Spence is the lineup editor for APTN National News. He is based in Winnipeg.last_img read more