Second body recovered

first_imgJetty downingThe body of 10-year-old Timothy Yearwood, who reportedly drowned after plunging into the Atlantic Ocean at the seawall jetty around noon on Monday last, was found at the Buxton foreshore, East Coast Demerara (ECD) on Wednesday last.Yearwood, of Lot 65 Unity Mahaica, ECD, went missing on Monday last when he reportedly went swimming with his cousin, 14-year-old Timothy Robinson. Robinson’s body was recovered on Tuesday afternoon in the vicinity of the Hope Foreshore, ECD, while the search continued for 10-year-old Yearwood.The boys – 14-year-old Timothy Robinson, called “Dadoo,” and 10-year-old Timothy Yearwood – reportedly drowned after they had gone swimming at the seawall jetty.According to reports, the families of the boys became alarmed when the clothing of Robinson was found near some rocks at the jetty but the boys were nowhere in sight.Upon enquiring, the families of the boys were told that the two were seen swimming, and that Yearwood had begun to experience difficulties in the water, prompting Robinson to jump in to save him, but both had failed to resurface.However, another narrative told to the boys’ families indicated that the two had been gambling in a boat when they fell overboard.And yet another narrative was that two older boys who had been seen with the missing boys were reportedly seen running from the said jetty just before the clothing of Robinson was found.last_img read more

Canadian music festivals pledging gender equality in lineups by 2022

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebook Twitter Advertisement TORONTO — Four Canadian music events are joining an international pledge to fight inequality in the industry by vowing to have gender parity across their lineups by 2022.Montreal’s electronic music festival Mutek, western Canadian-based conference BreakOut West, and both North By Northeast and Canadian Music Week in Toronto are among 45 global events agreeing to take part in the initiative.The move is being led by U.K. talent firm PRS Foundation, which founded a program called Keychange in the hopes of “empowering women to transform the future of the music industry.”So excited to announce that 45 music festivals and conferences have signed up to our 50:50 by 2022 pledge! Find out more (and how you can join us) here >— Keychange (@KeychangeEU) February 26, 2018 Vanessa Reed introduces the Keychange 50/50 pledge and says we’ve got lots to do, but we’re excited about this as a start! #keychange— Keychange (@KeychangeEU) February 26, 2018Gender imbalance has long been a conversation in the music industry, though pressure has ramped up in recent years, with both the Grammy Awards and Junos facing criticism over a lack of female representation among their nominees.Music festivals have come under similar scrutiny for poor representation of women among their performers. Some have suggested it’s a relatively easy fix for promoters to book more female artists. Keychange’s goals offer festivals roughly five years to implement their changes.Other international festivals and conferences among the participants for gender balance include Iceland Airwaves, NYC Winter Jazzfest, Liverpool Sound City and the Manchester Jazz Festival. Advertisementlast_img read more