Premier to host Seniors party in North Caicos

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp New Government contracts mean new clinic for Kew in North Caicos Providenciales, 31 Dec 2015 – There is still some holiday cheer being spread to the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands; there were a few later Christmas events including the party for Wheeland Children at the Kareem Walkin Basketball court on Christmas eve; on Christmas Day, Core Resources in North Caicos held a community Christmas fun day and this past Sunday, December 27 there was the Alice and Alice shopping center free Christmas Gospel concert. Now, this Saturday, the Premier, Hon Dr Rufus Ewing will travel to North Caicos for a Senior Citizens New Year’s lunch. Not only has it been arranged for the seniors to be bused to the Horse Stable beach for the holiday event from 3 to 5:30pm but there will be entertainment from home and abroad. A community party will follow from 7:30pm to midnight on Saturday January 2nd. District Commissioner, Cynclair Musgrove in circulating information about the party said the theme is “Out with the Old, in with the New 2016”.On Friday here in Provo, a Caribbean styled concert is set for the down town ball park. The down town jam is New Year’s Day and features Tiffany Thomas & Noel Browne; Elroy, Dez, Melio & Kaz, Prime DJs and Caribbean Music Farm from Miami, Florida. The concert is a ticketed event. Related Items:North caicos, premier rufus ewing, seniors party Recommended for youcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier PNP open North & Middle Caicos causeway in tributelast_img read more

Katrina Kaif flaunts ample curves in a skimpy redblue swimsuit from her

first_imgKatrina KaifInstagramKatrina Kaif had been extensively shooting for Ali Abbas Zafar upcoming Bharat alongside Salman Khan. The actress has recently wrapped up the shoot and has now flown to the Maldives with her bestest girl and boys to let herself loose in the blue waters and warm beaches.Katrina was undoutebdly having a gala time with her favourite gang but she didn’t forget to treat her 20 million family by giving them a glimpse into her exotic holiday destination.Sharing a few pictures wearing a skimpy swimsuit, Katrina was seen flaunting her ample curves, letting her hair loose and flashing her million dollar smile for every fan to see on Instagram. And it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the red hot diva was looking no less than a goddess in the attire and oozing immense hotness in the backdrop of a white sand beach and clear blue sky.Take a look at Katrina’s exotic beach holiday pictures here. On the work front, Katrina is currently gearing up for the release of her upcoming film Bharat wherein she will be seen playing the love interest of her ex-lover and good friend Salman Khan. In the movie, the two will get married which will surely send their fans into frenzy in cinema halls on Eid this year. The trailer of Bharat will be launched on April 24 and will also be showcased with The Avengers: Endgame on April 26. But what’s more interesting that, after Bharat, Salman and Katrina will continue their love saga in the third installement of their Tiger franchise.last_img read more

After harassment of Sikh bus driver Maryland school district agrees to awareness

first_img Aysha Khan Aysha Khan is a Boston-based journalist reporting on American Muslims and millennial faith for RNS. Her newsletter, Creeping Sharia, curates news coverage of Muslim communities in the U.S. Previously, she was the social media editor at RNS.,Load Comments,Immigrant-run manufacturing co-op aims to change culture of fast fashion, starting wit … Tagsbus driver harassment homepage featured Maryland school district Sikh Top Story,You may also like News • Photos of the Week Aysha Khan ayshabkhan By: Aysha Khan ayshabkhan Share This! As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Evangelical financial watchdog faces scrutiny over backing of errant megachurch Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — For more than a decade, Sawinder Singh took the harassment.Singh, a school bus driver in Rockville, Md., says colleagues, supervisors and students taunted him for 13 years because of his turban and long beard.Children and co-workers alike threw words like “terrorist,” “al-Qaida” and “Taliban” at the 45-year-old Sikh man, according to a complaint filed by Singh.One former colleague asked him, “How did they let you back in the country? Osama bin Laden was killed,” after the U.S. announced the terrorist’s death. The students he picked up often joked about him kidnapping them, killing them and blowing the bus up, according to a complaint he filed three years ago.Sawinder Singh. Photo courtesy of the Sikh CoalitionNow, the Montgomery County Public Schools district has agreed to work with Singh and the Sikh Coalition to create training programs fostering safer and more inclusive workplace environments for Sikhs and other minorities.“He was targeted for being brown, for having a turban and beard and identifiable articles of faith,” said Amrith Kaur, legal director for the Sikh Coalition, a New York City-based civil rights advocacy organization that represented Singh. “The work environment was so hostile for him that even when he complained, formally and informally, and notified the school, they only addressed the individual act. So (Singh) kept dealing with daily harassment, even as the perpetrator would change.”In 2016, Singh filed a claim of religious and racial discrimination against the school district with the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights and the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, noting 21 separate incidents he says he formally reported to school officials in a five-year period.On Tuesday (May 28), attorneys for the district and officials from the Sikh Coalition and Public Justice, who worked together to represent Singh, announced a settlement agreement.Singh said he hopes the settlement will make the school district more welcoming to religious minorities.“After years of harassment in the workplace, I am grateful that MCPS has worked with me to resolve these issues and prioritize making the work environment safer and more inclusive for all,” Singh said in a statement. “My hope is that through this process, every MCPS employee can gain a deeper respect for Sikhs and other religious minorities.”The school district will establish a commission — including MCPS administrators, Sikh Coalition and Public Justice advocates and Singh himself — to recommend training initiatives to create a more interactive cultural education program. Their proposals will include trainings on diversity, unconscious bias and Sikh awareness, beginning with a climate assessment survey for students and staff.Amrith Kaur. Photo courtesy of the Sikh Coalition“We wanted to create a systemic approach to holistic change within the district,” Kaur said. “MCPS is one of the top school districts in the country, both in caliber and size, and if they are open to creating and advancing these kind of cultural competency and Sikh awareness training programs, that can impact a lot of other districts and employers across the country.”An estimated 500,000 Sikhs, who mostly originate from South Asia, live in the U.S. Particularly in the aftermath of 9/11, Sikh Americans have long faced discrimination in and out of the workplace. Sikh Americans are regularly targeted by racist, anti-immigrant and, because they are often mistakenly thought to be Muslims, anti-Muslim violence and harassment.MCPS said it has investigated Singh’s allegations and taken “swift corrective action” with staff and students involved.“We do not and will not tolerate behavior that is hateful, bigoted, racist or discriminatory,” said Gboyinde Onijala, a communications officer for MCPS. “MCPS has worked collaboratively with the Sikh Coalition and Public Justice to continue its support of Mr. Singh and to strengthen our efforts to increase equity and respect in the workplace and schools.”This year, MCPS established new staff trainings on cultural proficiency and examining implicit bias. The district also listed Singh — who has a background as a professional musician and has performed on Capitol Hill and at the National Cathedral — as a resource for teachers seeking speakers or performers for cultural programs focused on Sikh and South Asian communities.In 2016, MCPS led face-to-face training on workplace bullying with the department of transportation employees and documented Singh’s experiences in an article for the district’s online news bulletin, Onijala said.“I like to drive a bus, but the biggest challenge has been because of my long beard and turban,” Singh said in that article. “When I face negative comments, my heart falls. I have respect for all mankind, for all religions. I’m here to serve. … My faith and my culture only teach love.” Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Catholicism Share This! Share This! 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