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Economic slide likely if old hands ignored

first_imgEconomic slide likely if old hands ignoredOn 25 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Government minister Barbara Roche has warned employers that the economy willsuffer if employers don’t use the talents of older workers. Speaking at the conference, Roche, the minister responsible for tackling agediscrimination, told employers it is in their interests to employ older staff. She said: “Age discrimination does great damage to our economy.Overlooking people because age is short-sighted and throws away a vast pool oftalent.” Roche told delegates she is confident that attitudes are changing ahead ofthe anti-age discrimination legislation to be implemented in the UK in 2006. She said: “I believe the message is beginning to get through, employersare increasingly becoming aware of the benefits a diverse workforce brings. “We have much to lose if we fail to rid employment of agediscrimination.” Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

Reggae Sumfest Night 2: Beres Hammond, Protoje, and the Return of…

first_imgMONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Night 2 of Reggae Sumfest on July 20 saw many popular reggae acts gracing the stage, including the return of the legendary Buju Banton.The promoters of the annual festival ensured that night 2 got off to an early start, following a delay in performances on night 1 that caused Jamaican authorities to bring the show to an abrupt end at 8:00 am on Sunday morning, leaving many patrons disgruntled.On Sunday night, the 21-year-old reggae musician Tessellated opened the show at 8:30 pm, performing a slew of songs which included his hit “Pine and Ginger”.Tessellated was followed by new-school reggae acts Warrior love band, Jovexx and Kemar Highcon.2010 Digicel Rising Star winner and winner of the 2018 season of X-factor made his Sumfest debut, soothing the crowd with his smooth vocals and recalling his difficult journey to international fame.Reggae acts Jah9 and Etana, the only two women billed for the night, also kept the crowd rocking with their individual, soul-filled reggae performances.Popular reggae act Protoje chose to be somewhat political during his set. While performing his politically-charged hit song “Blood Money”, which speaks out against criminal and political corruption in Jamaica, the grammy-nominated artist freestyled a new verse, making mention of the recent Petrojam scandal and the marches against abortion laws by local churches. Coincidentally, he performed “Blood Money” just as Prime Minister Andrew Holness was seen making his way to the crowd.Protoje also brought out his famous friends, songstress Sevana, Lika Ike, Jesse Royal, Agent Sasco and headliner Chronixx to perform their many collaborations.The first “B” of the three headliners, Beres Hammond delivered a stellar performance, even sharing his stage with Beenie Man.Hammond was followed by other Digicel Rising Star Winners, Romaine Virgo, who again called Agent Sasco to perform their collaboration, “Fade Away” and later, Christopher Martin.Walking to the stage like a champion, was the final headliner of the festival and the man of the year, Buju Banton, who made his return to the Sumfest stage after more than 10 years since his last performance.He stormed the stage, performing an energetic rendition of his 2006 hit “Me and Oonu” as the crowd roared. As he got comfortable on stage, the Gargamel took his shoes to be better able to dance and move around.Later during his performance, Banton performed a light-hearted freestyle, calling on the Jamaican government to legalize marijuana. “Mr. Holness, remember mi give you a spliff. And me ask you inna your office fi legalize it”, the artist joked.Buju Banton was the last performer of the night, delivering a brilliant 90-minute set to bring the 2019 Reggae Sumfest to a close at 6:00 am this morning.last_img read more

Entries being accepted for the Besser Museums “Winter Blues” exhibit

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — The Besser Museum is getting into the winter season with a new exhibit and it could feature your very own artwork. They are accepting submissions for their Winter Blues display which will go up for viewing on Feb. 13.The artwork can be done in any style the artist sees fit. Not only will paintings be accepted, but so will photographs and even sculptures. Education Coordinator of the museum, Amanda Kucharek says the artist can use whatever media they want. As for the “winter blues” theme, its also up to them to interpret what that means. “Really all we’re looking for is the community to come together and participate in this,” said Kucharek. “It’s a nice way to share your talents with different people of different backgrounds in the community.”The artwork must be within the dimensions of 36-by-36 inches and should be 60 percent blue hues. There will be a contest to see which pieces are the most popular and the top two artists will take home $200. The cost for a submission is $20 and is open to all ages. “We have a piece that came in from a nine-year-old. So we’ve got someone on that end and we’ve had some pieces from some 80-year-olds. Really anybody can participate.”Submissions will be accepted until Jan. 27.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Besser MuseumContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena woman celebrates 100th birthdayNext State Trooper says don’t swerve out of your lane to avoid an accidentlast_img read more