first_imgStory HighlightsMore Jamaicans are accepting persons with disabilities (PWDs), as the agency charged with promoting equal opportunities among the able-bodied and disabled has been educating members of the public on the importance of inclusion.Executive Director of the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD), Christine Hendricks, says that with the passage of the Disabilities Act in 2014, there has been an increase in the number of persons expressing interest in engaging members of the disabled community.Mrs. Hendricks was speaking to JIS News, ahead of this year’s Disabilities Awareness Week, which will be observed from November 29 to December 4. RelatedGovt Close To Reaching Agreement With JMA On Sugar Cess Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail More Jamaicans Accepting Persons With DisabilitiesJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedNew Minister Pledges to Advance Work of LACcenter_img More Jamaicans Accepting Persons With Disabilities LabourNovember 27, 2015Written by: Shari-Ann Palmer RelatedUS Employers Looking To Recruit Jamaican Farm Workers Photo: JIS PhotographerExecutive Director of the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities, Christine Hendricks. More Jamaicans are accepting persons with disabilities (PWDs), as the agency charged with promoting equal opportunities among the able-bodied and disabled has been educating members of the public on the importance of inclusion.Executive Director of the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD), Christine Hendricks, says that with the passage of the Disabilities Act in 2014, there has been an increase in the number of persons expressing interest in engaging members of the disabled community.“I have noticed that the work of the sector has been making some inroads. You hear of more persons wanting to include disabilities in their policies and direction as agencies, whether Government or private sector,” she said.Mrs. Hendricks was speaking to JIS News, ahead of this year’s Disabilities Awareness Week, which will be observed from November 29 to December 4.Themed: ‘Inclusion Matters: Access and Empowerment of All People of All Abilities’, the week will include activities from various groups of the disabled community.Mrs. Hendricks noted that the theme, which is also the United Nations international theme, focuses on the abilities of all people.“This year, they are looking at access and empowerment of people. We are not just picking out persons with disabilities …but saying that persons with disabilities have abilities. We should focus on the abilities for inclusion,” she emphasised.Prior to the start of the special week of observance, there will be a National Deaf Sports Day on November 27 and 28 at the UWI Mona Bowl, under the theme: ‘Empowering through Sports’.On November 30, the Jamaica Association for the Deaf (JAD) will host a by invitation only workshop on communication access for the deaf, with representatives from the criminal justice system.  This will be held at the Management Institute for National Development (MIND).Disabilities Awareness Week will officially begin with a national church service on Sunday, November 29 at the Ocho Rios Baptist Church, in St. Ann.  On the same day, the Early Stimulation Programme (ESP) will also celebrate its 40th anniversary with another church service at the Wildman Street Pentecostal Tabernacle in Kingston. Both services will begin at 9:00 a.m.On Monday, November 30,  JCPD will host a health and wellness fair at the Turtle River Park in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, under the theme: ‘Healthy People, Healthy Society: Wellness and Well-being for All’.The ESP will host an open day at its Stimulation Centre at 1A Ostend Avenue in Kingston on Tuesday, December 1, while on Wednesday, the Special Education Unit of the Ministry of Education will host a symposium themed: ‘Protecting Children with Disabilities against Abuse: Their Rights and Dignity Matter’, at the Caenwood Auditorium commencing at 9:00 a.m. The ESP will also host its Parents Recognition and Awards Ceremony on that day.On Thursday, December 3, International Day for Persons with Disabilities, there will be a public forum themed: ‘Empowerment for Inclusion’,  at the Emancipation Park, in New Kingston,  commencing at 11:00 a.m., with the aim of preparing PWDs for their role in an inclusive society as well as give them the tools needed to advocate for their rights.“The Disabilities Act has been passed, soon to be enacted, and we have been preparing society to include PWDs. However, we also need to prepare PWDs for the new Jamaica that will emerge in the months and years to come and so we want to give them some information and encouragement,” said Mrs. Hendricks.In association with the University of Technology, the JAD will host another public forum at the Lister Mair Gilby School for the Deaf in Kingston, December 3, on the use of technology in deaf education.The week of activities will end on Friday, December 4, with a dance workshop for coaches of deaf students, in preparation for deaf students entering the 2016 Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) festival competition. On the same day, the ESP will also treat the students at its Hanover Street location in Kingston.In the meantime, the JCPD will celebrate its 41st anniversary by hosting a staff awards ceremony on Monday, December 7, to recognise persons who have given long service and made significant contributions to the sector.The JCPD was formed in 1973 and assists persons with disabilities with skills training and income-generating self-help projects as well as developing educational programmes to promote awareness of issues affecting persons with disabilities.last_img read more

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first_imgBaseball’s 2016 home run champion has finally returned to the lineup for the struggling Orioles.Sidelined with a right quad strain since spring training, Mark Trumbo was activated from the 10-day disabled list for the start of a three-game set with the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night. The Orioles also recalled infielder Engelb Vielma from Triple-A Norfolk and placed infielder Luis Sardinas on the DL with a lower back strain. Outfielder Joey Rickard was optioned to Norfolk after Sunday’s win over Detroit to make roster space for the returning Trumbo.The last-place Orioles hope Trumbo can provide a spark to an offense ranking 28th in the majors in runs scored per game (3.5) and tied for eighth in the American League in long balls (32). The 32-year-old was batting sixth and serving as the designated hitter for the series opener against the Angels while the hot-hitting Pedro Alvarez was making his second straight start at third base.Trumbo went a combined 5-for-24 with a double, three runs batted in, two walks, and five strikeouts in a six-game rehab assignment split between Norfolk and Double-A Bowie.The Anaheim native is coming off a down 2017 campaign in which he batted just .234 with 23 homers and a career-worst .686 on-base plus slugging percentage. Trumbo is in the second season of a three-year, $37.5 million contract signed after his 2016 All-Star campaign in which he batted .256 with 47 homers, 108 RBIs, and an .850 OPS, all career highs.last_img read more

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first_imgCurrent Cameroon assistant coach Patrick Kluivert told Sport 360 in an interview that he admires PSG striker Kylian Mbappe, who for him is the best goalscorer in the world today. Kluivert: “Actualmente Mbappé es el mejor goleador del mundo” Upd. on 07/02/2019 at 11:08 CET 06/02/2019 “For me (Mbappe) is the best current goalscorer,” said Kluivert, picking him above Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Mbappe is the youngest player to score eight Champions League goals, at 18 years and nine months, a number that it took Messi until the age of 20 and seven months to reach. This season Mbappe has 18 in the French league and three in the Champions League.center_img “70 per cent of it is natural instinct, 30 per cent is the rest of it that you have to learn, the way you move on the pitch, where you ask for the ball and your communication with your team-mates,” said the ex Ajax, Milan, Barca and PSG forward.  Sport EN IN SPORT.ESlast_img read more

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