Culture of hate and lack of respect permeating through society

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share 58 Views   2 comments Sharecenter_img LocalNews Culture of hate and lack of respect permeating through society by: – April 19, 2012 Tweet Photo credit: bumperstickermagnet.comPrime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has spoken out against what he refers to as a ‘culture of hate’ and disrespect permeating through society.Mr. Skerrit who was a guest on the Next Level Radio Program on Tuesday evening said while everyone has a right which they can exercise; they must also consider that rights come with responsibilities.While he identified that there is a culture of hate, he said the difficulty lies in “getting rid of it”.Mr. Skerrit believes that there are too many citizens who are “not caring enough” who are disrespectful towards authority and do not set proper examples for the young people.“We have to start speaking about respect, we are lacking in respect for people, for ourselves, for each other, for our fellow classmates, for our family members, for our friends, for our co-workers. A society cannot maintain peace and law and order if people think that it is ok to disrespect authority. You have a responsibility to the state; whether you like the government or not, you have to respect the authority established”. Mr. Skerrit explained further that there has been an attack on the office of the president, prime minister and bishop among others, yet community activists and leaders have not condemned thisdisrespectful behavior.He believes that this lack of respect is also responsible for the increase in crime and violence.“It is the first time in our history people are attacking a president like that and then you don’t get these people condemning it and then we want to have people from all over the world come and tell us about how to fight crime; crime can be solved by ourselves”.The prime minister said respect must be instilled in citizens to prevent the culture of disrespect to dissipate. Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit (file photo)“People walk on you these days they don’t say good morning or good afternoon to others at all. People believe that they can curse anybody; they can curse a priest, they can curse a school teacher, they can walk in and slap the teacher of the school, they can curse the police, they can do anything that they want because we have a culture in the society that promotes that level of disrespect”.He also called on parents to be careful what they say in the presence of children and to pray with them.“Some parents believe that it is so good to listen to talk shows first thing in the morning before their children go to school instead of kneeling down and praying with their children. They don’t pray with their children but they put on talk shows first thing in the morning; they don’t pray with their children anymore”.Mr. Skerrit also noted that there are too few “edifying and educational programs” and that citizens need to go to church.“The churches are empty, there is nothing edifying, nothing educational and then we talk about neighbourhood watch? We don’t need neighbourhood watch in the country we need respect”.“What we need is respect for each other and unless we bring back respect for each other we will be doing all sorts of things,” he concluded.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Just In: Ronaldo quarantined after Rugani’s positive coronavirus test

first_img That game is due to be played behind closed doors but is now widely expected to be postponed by UEFA. Rugani is the second professional football to test positive, with Hannover 96 defender Timo Hubers currently in quarantine. He took to Twitter and wrote: ‘You will have read the news and that’s why I want to reassure all those who are worrying about me, I’m fine. ‘I urge everyone to respect the rules, because this virus makes no distinctions! Let’s do it for ourselves, for our loved ones and for those around us.’ Italy is by far the worst affected European nation where more than 800 people have died of the illness. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said supermarkets and pharmacies will be the only retailers to remain open in Italy. Juventus defender Rugani posted on Twitter, writing that the ‘virus makes not distinctions’ The Portuguese star flew to his homeland to visit his mother, who recently suffered a stroke, before the news broke and must stay put rather than fly back to northern Italy where the outbreak is at its most rampant. Both Ronaldo and Rugani shared a dressing room on Sunday when Juventus beat Inter Milan 2-0 behind closed doors. A picture posted on Instagram by Miralem Pjanic after the game show Ronaldo and Rugani celebrating the victory in a close huddle with their team-mates. Everyone who came into contact with Rugani on both sides has now required to be in isolation. It is hoped that the spread is limited as Rugani remained an unused substitute for Maurizio Sarri on the Juventus bench. Ronaldo is not flying back to Turin and must stay in quarantine in his family home in Portugal Loading… Cristiano Ronaldo is to remain in quarantine in his Madeira home after Juventus team-mate Daniele Rugani tested positive for coronavirus. Cristiano Ronaldo (left) and Daniele Rugani (circled) shared a dressing room on Sunday The Portuguese press plastered the story over their front pages with Quotidiano Sportivo and Abola both running headlines about Ronaldo being in quarantine. All sporting events in Italy have been cancelled until at least April 3 but Juventus are scheduled to face Lyon in the Champions League next Tuesday. Read Also: Tension as Juventus star tests positive for coronavirus Conte has allowed public services such as transport and industrial production to remain as long as there are adequate safety measures in place to stop the virus spreading. Sport is another sphere of public life that has ground to a halt. The Italian football federation said after a meeting on Tuesday that the Serie A season may not finish because of the outbreak. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 Most Populated Cities In The World18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Characters Who Deserve To Be Official Disney PrincessesTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The Worldlast_img read more

Kaufman granted $1 million donation

first_imgThe donation, which will be paid over a few years, will be added to the University’s endowment fund to generate additional revenue for Kaufman to use for the coming years.  Leder-Morrow said that currently no decision had been made regarding the allocations of the funding, but discussions about utilizing the money have started. Leder-Morrow said the funds will lead to increased collaboration with other schools in terms of artists working together. “This is really just an opportunity for faculty to dream,” he said. “They can imagine what future collaborations might be.”  “Oftentimes when donors make a significant contribution, it’s essentially setting up an endowment fund that might be paid over a few years,” Leder-Morrow said. “We tap into that income to support [school] collaborations but the million dollars stays in the [endowment] fund forever, generating additional revenue for the school to use year after year.”  “The Choreographers & Composers Concert — that’s an established collaboration that happens year over year,” Leder-Morrow said. “One thing that’s been sort of in talk about was doing a similar program with popular music in addition to classical music.” center_img “There’s nothing planned yet,” Leder-Morrow said. “This is all still very new, but I know that conversations are happening among faculty both on the Kaufman side and the Thornton side to figure out the best way to put this new resource to good use.” The schools work together on programs such as the annual Choreographers & Composers Concert and want to use the funds to work on other projects in the future, according to Kaufman Director of Advancement Patrick Leder-Morrow.   The Kaufman School of Dance received a $1 million gift from an anonymous donor earlier this month. The funding will benefit both Kaufman and the Thornton School of Music, increasing collaboration between the two schools. The donation was gifted by an anonymous donor to the Kaufman School of Dance and will be added to USC’s endowment fund to generate additional revenue over the next few years. (Vincent Leo | Daily Trojan)last_img read more

Dental nurse’s ‘flossome’ fundraiser for Donegal Hospice

first_imgDental nurse Eileen McGlinchy has come up with an innovative idea to keep our mouths healthy, while also helping Donegal Hospice.Eileen has been a dental nurse since 2011 after completing her degree in Oral Health Promotion.She is the founder of Smiley Eileey’s Oral Health Promotions, and she visits preschools and national schools across Donegal to educate kids on how to keep their pearly whites nice and healthy. Speaking to Donegal Daily, Eileen says; “It is very rewarding seeing the children’s faces light up as I educate them in a fun way on how brushing our teeth can be a fun and enjoyable routine, and not a task that ends up in an argument between parent and child.”She came up with the idea to sell dental floss on a keyring to encourage children and adults alike to get into the habit of flossing, while also raising much needed funds for Donegal Hospice.“Flossing can increase your life expectancy by 6 years. You may ask how? Well, those bacteria that live in our mouth can go down our throat into our heart, lungs and stomach and cause blockages there also unless we clear it using floss.“Having floss on a key ring makes it convenient, often enough food gets stuck in between our teeth after we eat and you constantly battle all day to get it dislodged. Having the flossing key ring in your bag or on your keys makes that problem very solvable.” Having a keyring is also handy for little ones as they can attach it to their school bags or their locker keys.Eileen added; “Learning how to floss early in life will instill a healthy oral hygiene routine for a child which will benefit them later in life.This smiley dental nurse admires the work done at Donegal Hospice, and wanted to do what she could to help them.“I applaud the work of the hospice, and all the staff are so friendly. Every penny they receive goes to good use and I just wanted to give back to them also.“They make all the patients feel at ease and give their family members the time and support they need,” she concluded. You can pick up one of these ‘flossome’ little tools for just €2 at Donegal Denture Clinic Ballyraine, McFadden’s Pharmacy, Errigal Dental Forte Lynne House, Healthwise Pharmacy Ballyraine, Magees Pharmacy and Online Photo Printing, and Lloyds Pharmacy.For more information on where to get the flossers you can check out Eileen’s Facebook page and website.Dental nurse’s ‘flossome’ fundraiser for Donegal Hospice was last modified: April 16th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:charitydental nursedonegal hospicefundraiselast_img read more