Jamaica needs to step up its inclusion of persons with disabilities in 2022

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Yesterday (December 3) was the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and I am glad my friend and blogger Wayne Campbell wrote about it. You can find his post here. It took Jamaica seven years to bring the Disabilities Act into force after it was passed by Parliament in 2014; this will finally happen in February, 2022.

“I urge all countries to fully implement the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, increase accessibility, and dismantle legal, social, economic and other barriers with the active involvement of persons with disabilities and their representative organizations.”

António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations

One- eighth of the world’s population lives with a disability. The inclusion of persons with disabilities is vital for the sustainable development of the planet. TheInternational Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is a United Nations (UN) day that is celebrated every year on 3 December. The 2021 theme…

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Nadia Harhash: “Men are born as misogynists?- 360 Magazine

Na korte blik op de geschiedenis kun je moeilijk anders concluderen dan dat mannen de neiging hebben vrouwen te willen domineren, stelt Nadia Harhash.

After a brief look at history, it is difficult to conclude otherwise that men tend to dominate women, says Palestinian human rights activist Nadia Harhash. She consulted Aristotle and Plato to find out where misogyny comes from. “Why did they actually look down on women?”

Source: Nadia Harhash: “Men are born as misogynists?- 360 Magazine

Alphabet soup for the soul vol.2 -“J”

Words from Walden

J is forJourney

“It may be that when we no longer know which way to go that we have come to our real journey.”-Wendell Berry-

It is not until we get further down the path and become more self-aware that we can clearly see that the trials and tribulations were put in front of us to make us stronger.

For those who are most fortunate, they can take the worst thing that has ever happened and make it the best.

Once the original victim confronts their trauma, they can help others in a cyclical altruistic fashion that harmonizes healing.

Things happen to us that we can perceive in the moment as tragic. It can feel as if things will never get better but if we believe they will , they will.

It is our perception of the world around us that determines how we react to the circumstances…

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Alphabet soup for the soul vol.2 -“I”

Words from Walden

I is for Impermanence

“Impermanence is a principle of harmony. When we don’t struggle against it, we are in harmony with reality.” -Pema Chodron-

The reason we love to watch a fire crackle or a river flow is that it is forever changing. A sunset or starry night provides the same illusion.

The only constant in this world is impermanence. All we have to do is look at the season that changes every 90 days with precision to see that nothing lasts forever.

It doesn’t matter who you are, we are all changing until our time on this earth is complete and we head on to bigger and brighter pastures.

Even death is not death but a change of form. Albert Einstein, the greatest physicist that ever lived said “energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another”

If humans are just matter…

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Tô Thuỳ Yên | The night train (17)

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By Tô Thuỳ Yên, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

 

The night train

 

The train left. The night then, exhausted

The stars then, was fast asleep

The train hooting. Stars, wake up

Thousands of shimmering eyes sending the train off

 

Wake up, whoever is still alive

Witness this moment

The train left like a meteor shower

Stars spilling in puffs through the smoke stack

 

The mysterious scene in the dark

Unleashing dormant delusions

Safeguarding a few scattered light

Less light darker was the night

 

The harbour, the warehouse, the trees…

Said farewell before ever meeting

A one time connection

So regret not for each other a wave 

 

The cabin teaming with lost souls

The storm lights blurry, not a single lucid form

I was exhausted looking for myself

There was barely half of me left

 

My fellow traveller probably couldn’t sleep either

Nothing…

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Jamaica’s COVID-19 vaccination program gets a shot in the arm (and a note on testing)

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Firstly, the good news: the U.S. Government has provided more support for the COVID-19 vaccine efforts in Jamaica…

The United States government, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Caribbean Regional Office and its COVID-19 International Vaccine Implementation and Evaluation Program is supporting Jamaica’s Rapid COVID-19 Vaccine Implementation Program with $190K USD, approximately J$29M, to aid in staff training and the procurement of supplies including mobile beds, oxygen, emergency trollies, and tents. The funding provided will also aid in the retention of staff to support vaccine rollout.

This donation builds on a total J$1.8 billion (US$12M), the United States has provided toward Jamaica’s national COVID-19 response since the onset of the pandemic.

The CDC Caribbean Regional Office also facilitated a partnership with Peace Corps and Jamaica’s Ministry of Health & Wellness through which Peace Crops will provide additional human resource support to the vaccination rapid response efforts. On…

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Ele vai mudar

Pensamentos.me/VEM comigo!

( A idealização do príncipe)

É comum em muitos relacionamentos a mulher dizer a seguinte frase ” Ele vai mudar”. Ela afirma isso com convicção ao ponto de acreditar. Claro – é natural que acredite mesmo, porque a paixão tem uma estreita ligação com a idealização do parceiro ideal. A mulher sempre espera encontrar a ideia do príncipe vendido nos contos de fadas. É uma idealização romântica que ela tem em relação ao parceiro que deseja encontrar para a vida toda.

Quando você ama uma pessoa você, espera que os seus desejos mais íntimos possam ser realizados através dos gestos que a pessoa amada possa oferecer; oferecer no sentido de realizar. Quem ama quer se sentir amado, protegido, seguro. Você quando vai buscar alguém para a sua vida, certamente, já tem uma ‘lista emocional’ do que imagina que o outro parceiro seja capaz de fazer para preencher digamos ali “todos…

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Hermann Hesse

Pensamentos.me/VEM comigo!

” Solidão é independência, com ela eu sempre sonhara e obtivera afinal após tantos anos. Era fria, oh Sim, Mas também era silenciosa e grande como o frio espaço silente em que giram as estrelas”

Hermann Hesse

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Marii Freire Pereira

https://pensamentos.me/VEM comigo!

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Santarém, Pa 4 de dezembro de 2021

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Restul e tăcere

ore de drum

Vicoforte, 2018

Întotdeauna am socotit că tihna piemonteză se datorează numărului mare de sanctuare la care poți să faci popas uitând, pentru o clipă, graba de a ajunge la destinație. Mă urmați într-unul dintre ele?

Am ales Vicoforte, cu bazilica sa începută în 1594 la comanda prințului Carlo Emanuele I, care năzuia să transforme acest loc de cult în panteon al Casei de Savoia.

Dar numai patru membri ai dinastiei, printre care ducesa Margareta de Savoia, fiica întemeietorului, și-au aflat odihna aici.

Mă strecor până în altar, să văd icoana adusă din pădure după ce, în 1592, un vânător a împușcat-o, neîndemânatic. Din susul coloanei, unde era așezată într-un modest tabernacul improvizat, se spune că au picurat stropi sângerii.

Chiar și azi se poate distinge urma rănii, fapt care o îndreptățește a fi considerată o îndrăgită destinație de pelerinaj.

Peste un milion de credincioși trec anual pragul sanctuarului în semn…

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