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Ямайка
26 мая, 11:04

Звезда "Мухтара" испытал на себе все тяготы материнства

Владимир Фекленко рассказал Sobesednik.ru о своей главной роли, об отцовстве, а также о секретах семейного счастья

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25 мая, 09:00

Fightback: Vanley Burke's black Birmingham – in pictures

The Jamaica-born ‘godfather of black British photography’ spent the 70s and 80s documenting street protests in the city. His work can be seen at Cardiff’s Diffusion festival until 31 May Continue reading...

24 мая, 20:28

Witness The Trauma Of Abortion Clinic Harassment In Virtual Reality

As abortion access continues to come under threat in Congress, women who are trying to access the procedure are regularly confronted with anti-abortion harassment and vitriol outside of clinics nationwide. Planned Parenthood’s new virtual reality video, “Across the Line,” aims to show just how intense that experience can be.  The 8-minute video opens with a patient meeting her doctor, and recovering from the harassment she was victim to on the sidewalk.  The video uses VR and CGI animation to show what the experience of being harassed is like from the patient’s perspective. On her way into the building, she hears misogynist insults and manipulative and inaccurate medical information about why she should carry her pregnancy to term. “I’m so sorry you had to go through that,” her doctor says.  (Watch the video below.) In the video, strangers hurl taunts like, “whore” and “start closing your legs” at the patient. While it might sound like an extreme example, it sadly is not.   Planned Parenthood worked as an Executive Producer on the video, representatives of the women’s health care organization were consulted on the script, and much of the audio was taken from actual recordings outside of various clinics across the country. HuffPost also talked to three clinic escort volunteers who said that the video is indeed true to the lived experience ― and, if anything, it’s actually a more watered-down version for some.  Pearl Brady, a volunteer clinic escort in Jamaica, Queens told HuffPost that she actually felt the video was “fairly tame” compared to what she sees.  “Protesters don’t just yell abhorrent things at people; they surround people and engulf them as they walk down the sidewalk,” she said. “In the video, you don’t see the huge posters with Photoshopped mangled fetuses that protesters will shove in people’s faces and use to block their path. You don’t see how intimidating it can be to people to have protesters lining both sides of the sidewalk yelling obscene things at you from every direction. You don’t see how the protesters will prey upon anyone who looks the slightest bit uncomfortable or upset and will do everything they can to bring people to tears.” Michelle Davis, another clinic escort volunteer based in Columbus, Oh., had a similar opinion of the video.  “I’ve heard many of the exact same things said to patients and staff at the clinic where I am a patient escort in Columbus,” she told HuffPost. “People who work at clinics are often desensitized to this violent hate speech, this video does a good job of highlighting the patient perspective and how truly terrifying that can be.” Kelli Jordan, a clinic escort in Charlotte, N.C., where abortion clinics face regular protests, said that “Across the Line” resonated deeply with her because of its portrayal of anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers trying to lure patients away from the clinic. Protestors will often get patients to pull over and try to talk them out of going inside the clinic.  “Most protesters offer free pregnancy tests or ultrasounds to patients,” Jordan said. And being approached by so many angry strangers can be an overwhelming experience. “That’s a majority of what we observe [patients] feel when I talk to [them] entering the clinic,” Jordan told HuffPost. “They’re anxious and nervous.”  Head over to the “Across the Line” website for more information about the project.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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24 мая, 14:21

Frankie Paul obituary

Leading figure in reggae music who spearheaded the dancehall revolutionThe singer Frankie Paul, who has died aged 51 of complications related to kidney failure, was a leading light in reggae music during the 1980s and 90s. He was one of the key figures in the movement away from Rasta-influenced roots reggae to the new ascendancy of less spiritual but hugely popular dancehall music, becoming a prolific recording artist with dozens of albums to his name and a global profile enhanced by touring.Paul’s rich tone and impressive vocal range would have graced any style of reggae music, but time and place dictated that he stood in the vanguard of an 80s dancehall revolution that essentially ditched roots reggae’s interest in social, political or religious matters and turned instead to more down-to-earth or downright frivolous topics. Continue reading...

23 мая, 16:00

Islands and literature, from Iceland to Jamaica - books podcast

As the Brexit boat prepares to set sail, writers from islands around the world explain what it means to be from a small place surrounded by seaIn this week’s podcast we listen in to some of the writers from around the world who gathered in the Faroe Islands, in the north Atlantic, in May for a conference on the island in literature. Iceland’s Sjón – a novelist and a lyricist for his compatriot Björk – explains why it has been a longstanding dream to convene an island summit. Greenlandic novelist Niviaq Korneliussen and Shetland poet Robert Alan Jamieson demonstrate what it means to fight for your language. Newfoundlander Donna Morrissey explains why she has made it her mission to chronicle a way of life destroyed by industrial fishing, while Tasmanian Pete Hay talks of the guilt of the colonising islander and Jamaican poet and academic Paulette Ramsey explores the many cultures of the Caribbean. We hear a vintage reading from Derek Walcott and a new theory from Faroese academic Bergur Rønne Moberg – the literature of the “ultra-minor”. Continue reading...

23 мая, 15:57

India's Reggae Resistance: Defending Dissent Under Modi

Indian musician Taru Dalmia is convinced his reggae sounds can play a role in political activism, and decides it's time to act when a wave of protests erupts at universities across India. To take his music into the hearts of rallies and communities, he raises money to build a giant sound system and hits the road. Taru hopes his hand-built stack of speakers can support protesters alleging that free speech is being suppressed under Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist government. But he's uncertain how local artists and activists will react. Will they embrace his Jamaica-inspired music, or see him as a naive outsider out of touch with the country's politics? Julius Malema is one of the most controversial political figures in South Africa today. Malema was a rising star in the ruling ANC party until 2012 when he was expelled after a bitter fall out with President Jacob Zuma. Many commentators thought he would disappear into oblivion after his expulsion but in 2013, he founded his own political party, the Economic Freedom Fighters. To his many thousands of supporters, Malema’s aggressive focus on the rights of poor black South Africans makes him a future leader of South Africa. To many others, his bombastic rhetoric is offensive. After 22 years in power, the ruling ANC’s claim to represent the interests of the black majority is under question as the voice of Malema and his EFF party appears to resonate with growing dissent across the country. Filmmaker, Rehad Desai (Miners Shot Down) takes us on his personal journey through this clash over the past five years. More from Witness on: YouTube - http://aje.io/witnessYT Facebook - https://facebook.com/AJWitness Twitter - https://twitter.com/AJWitness Instagram - https://instagram.com/ajwitness/ Website - http://aljazeera.com/witness

23 мая, 12:12

Украина поднялась в рейтинге развития открытых данных Open Data Barometer

Украина заняла 44 позицию в рейтинге развития открытых данных, согласно результатам исследования Open Data Barometer, поднявшись на 18 позиций, по сравнению с результатами прошлого года, сообщил заместитель главы Государственного агентства по вопросам электронного управления Алексей Выскуб.

22 мая, 10:37

India’s Reggae Resistance: Defending Dissent Under Modi - Witness

India’s Reggae Resistance: Defending Dissent Under Modi - Witness Indian musician Taru Dalmia is convinced his reggae sounds can play a role in political activism, and decides it's time to act when a wave of protests erupts at universities across India. To take his music into the hearts of rallies and communities, he raises money to build a giant sound system and hits the road. Taru hopes his hand-built stack of speakers can support protesters alleging that free speech is being suppressed under Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist government. But he's uncertain how local artists and activists will react. Will they embrace his Jamaica-inspired music, or see him as a naive outsider out of touch with the country's politics? More from Witness on: YouTube - http://aje.io/witnessYT Facebook - https://facebook.com/AJWitness Twitter - https://twitter.com/AJWitness Instagram - https://instagram.com/ajwitness/ Website - http://aljazeera.com/witness

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20 мая, 08:00

Why I love… Céline Dion

Is she schmaltzy? Well, yes. High camp and cheesy like a ripe camembertYou know what genre of celeb will always have a special place in my heart? The wildly famous, hugely successful, but inherently uncool superstar. I feel a kinship, and will abide no snark directed at them. The epitome of this breed is Canadian singer Céline Dion. Slander her in my presence at your peril.It feels as if Dion, 49, has been singing in my ear for ever. I remember hearing her voice on the titular song from the 1991 Disney film Beauty And The Beast, but I really only became aware of her as an artist in 1996, when she released Falling Into You. I carried her song Because You Loved Me in my heart, head and notebook (handwritten lyrics were very big that year). Is it schmaltzy? Well, yes: “I’m everything I am/because you loved me” is basic at best. But Dion’s gift is sincerity: her slightly nasal voice swells as she plays up the schmaltz and powers through the sentimentality. It is music beloved of mums and aunties, and it’s not always great. But it connects, from Nigeria to Jamaica, and everywhere in between.  Continue reading...

19 мая, 22:27

Study: Cannabis May Reduce Crack Use

M-J Milloy, University of British Columbia and M. Eugenia Socias, University of British Columbia North America is in the midst of a drug overdose disaster. In British Columbia, Canada, where nearly 1,000 people died of overdose in 2016, officials have declared a public health emergency. While over-prescription of painkillers and contamination of the illegal opioid supply by fentanyl, a potent synthetic analgesic, are at the heart of the problem, opioid users are not the only ones at risk. Public health officials in BC are warning that fentanyl has been detected in many drugs circulating on the illicit market, including crack cocaine. The possibility of opioid overdose is an unusual new threat for people who use crack, which is a stimulant. Its consumption, either through smoking or injection, is not necessarily deadly. If misused, though, crack can certainly cause health harms, including cuts and burns from unsafe pipes. Sharing pipes can also transmit infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis C. In the long run, frequent and heavy crack consumption may contribute to psychological and neurological complications. Despite the estimated 14 to 21 million cocaine users worldwide, the majority of whom live in Brazil and the United States, scientists have yet to find an effective medical treatment for helping people who wish to decrease problematic use of the drug. Cannabis-assisted treatment Now Canadian scientists are working on an unconventional substitution for it. Research done by the BC Centre on Substance Use in Vancouver shows that using cannabis may enable people to consume less crack. Could marijuana become to crack what methadone is to heroin – a legal, safe and effective substitute drug that reduces cravings and other negative impacts of problematic drug use? Between 2012 and 2015, our team surveyed more than 100 crack cocaine users in the city’s Downtown Eastside and Downtown South neighbourhoods. These are poor areas where crack is common among people who use drugs. We found that people who intentionally used cannabis to control their crack use showed a marked decline in crack consumption, with the proportion of people reporting daily use dropping from 35% to less than 20%. Data for this study, which was recently presented at the Harm Reduction Conference in Montreal, were drawn from three open and ongoing prospective cohorts of more than 2,000 people who consume drugs (not necessarily just stimulants). They were the Vancouver Injection Drug Users Study (VIDUS); the AIDS Care Cohort to Evaluate exposure to Survival Services (ACCESS); and the At-Risk Youth Study (ARYS). We used harmonised procedures for recruitment, follow-up and data collection. Individuals in these cohorts were recruited through snowball sampling and extensive street outreach in the Downtown Eastside and Downtown South areas.     Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside has a history of innovative harm reduction responses to drug use. Emma Kate Jackson/flickr, CC BY First, we asked participants if they had substituted one drug for another in order to control or slow down their consumption. A total of 122 participants (49 from VIDUS, 51 from ACCESS, and 22 from ARYS) reported that they had done so at least once in the last six months. These were the subjects included in our analysis, contributing to a total of 620 interviews over three years. When we analysed these participants’ crack use histories over time, a pattern emerged: significant increases in cannabis use during periods when they reported they were using it as a crack substitute, followed by decline in the frequency of crack use afterwards. Self-medication Our findings are in line with a smaller case-series study in Brazil that followed 25 treatment-seeking individuals with problematic crack use who reported using marijuana to reduce cocaine-related craving symptoms. Over a nine-month follow-up period in that study, conducted by Eliseu Labigalini Jr, 68% of participants had stopped using crack. As in our study, in Brazil cannabis use peaked during the first three months of follow-up, with only occasional use of cannabis reported in the six months after that. Qualitative studies in Jamaica and Brazil also indicate that crack users frequently self-medicate with cannabis to reduce cravings and other undesirable effects of crack. I've seen many addicts substitute cannabis for crack. We should offer free dabs and dab rigs as a public health service to those in need. https://t.co/vM3ruDFifB— Hilary Black (@MzBlack) April 24, 2017 Other research has shown that long-term cannabis dependence might increase cocaine cravings and risk of relapse. Rather than contradict findings from Canada, Brazil and Jamaica, these discrepancies suggest that patterns of cannabis use and dependence, and the timing of self-medication with cannabis, may play a role in individual outcomes. Building on the finding from this preliminary study, the BC Centre on Substance Use is planning more research to confirm whether using cannabis might be an effective strategy for people seeking to reduce their use of crack or other stimulants, either as harm reduction or as treatment. Canada’s recent move to legalise and regulate marijuana should facilitate this work. For decades, stigma and prohibition have blocked rigorous scientific evaluation of cannabis. Now these obstacles are beginning to disappear, enabling our team to better understand and unlock the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids. M-J Milloy, is a Research Scientist with the BC Centre on Substance Use and Assistant Professor in the Division of AIDS, UBC Department of Medicine , University of British Columbia and M. Eugenia Socias, Postdoctoral Fellow and clinician-scientist with the BC Centre on Substance Use and UBC Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

19 мая, 20:23

Lola Wasn't Alone

Slavery persists in homes across America.

19 мая, 09:29

Как вести себя в аэропорту. Пошаговая инструкция для новичков

В первый раз в аэропорту легко растеряться. Но уже через пару перелетов вы с ходу сориентируетесь в любом «Домодедово» и будете рассказывать друзьям, что это легче поездки на дачу. А чтобы было проще решиться, Скайсканер шаг за шагом рассказывает, что вас ждет в аэропорту и как себя там вести. Через 20 минут у вас будет ясная картина, что делать от входа в аэропорт до посадки и выхода в другом городе.

18 мая, 09:13

Масштабные наводнения охватили Ямайку

Ямайка пострадала от масштабного наводнения. В 10 из 14 приходов страны выданы предупреждения об угрозе подтоплений, сообщает Floodlist.

17 мая, 20:14

Составлен рейтинг стран с самым большим количеством убийств

Самой опасной страной для жизни был признан Гондурас. В этой стране зафиксировано 85,7 убийства на 100 тысяч жителей. Такие данные предоставили эксперты Всемирной организации здравоохранения (ВОЗ). Второе место эксперты отдали Сальвадору (63,2), на третьем находится Венесуэла (51,7). Лидерами списка стали страны Латинской Америки, заняв первые десять строчек рейтинга. В их числе — Колумбия (48,8), Белиз (37,2), Гватемала (36,2), Ямайка (35,2), Тринидад и Тобаго (32,8), Бразилия (30,5) и Доминиканская Республика (30,2). А вот в считавшейся криминогенной Мексике этот показатель оказался относительно невысоким — 16,4 на 100 тысяч жителей.

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17 мая, 15:07

Самолету пришлось совершить экстренную посадку из-за пассажира, который захотел выйти во время полета

Воздушное судно компании Air Canada приземлилось в Орландо, хотя летело прямым рейсом из Ямайки в Торонто. Все из-за мужчины по имени Брэндон Майкл Курнейя, который внезапно взбесился.

15 мая, 14:49

Бюргеры предпочли стабильную Меркель

Христианско-демократический союз выиграл выборы в региональный парламент самой населенной земли Северный Рейн - Вестфалия. Эта победа открывает консерваторам путь к триумфу на осенних выборах в бундестаг

15 мая, 07:45

Усэйн Болт қаза болған досына өзі барып, қабір қазып берді

Олимпиаданың сегіз дүркін чемпионы Усэйн Болт жақын досы - биікке секіруден Бейжің Олимпиадасының күміс жүлдегері Джермейн Мейсонға қабір қазып берді деп хабарлайды vesti.kz. Фото: vesti.kz Әсерлі оқиғаның видеосын Twitter қолданушыларының бірі жариялады. "Әйгілі атлет Портландта (Ямайка) үш апта бұрын қаза тапқан досына қабір қазып жатыр", - делінген видеоның сипаттамасында. Айта кетейік, Джермейн Мэйсон 20 сәуірде Кингстонда (Ямайка) мотоциклмен келе жатып, жол апатына түскен. Спортшы әуежайға бара жатқан жолда қауіпсіздікшлемін кимеген. Ол мотоциклден құлап, ауыр жарақат алып, кейін қаза болған. Бұл жаңалықты Whatsapp арқылы немесе әлеуметтік желіде бөлісіңіз ⇓⇓⇓ Тағы оқыңыздар: Бай бойжеткенді күзеткен алматылық оққағар ел білмейтін құпияны ашты Қызылорда да жұмысшылардың үстіне бетон құбыр құлап кетті (фото, видео) Өзбекстан президентінің әйелі сұлулығымен шетелдік БАҚ-ты тамсандырды (фото, видео) Төрт ұл тәрбиелеп отырған Қарақат бесінші рет ана атанды (видео)

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13 мая, 17:15

Сергей Шубенков занял пятое место на турнире в Шанхая

Чемпион мира в беге на 110 метров с барьерами Сергей Шубенков занял пятое место на на этапе Бриллиантовой лиги в Шанхае. Российский спортсмен выступал под нейтральным флагом.

13 мая, 00:07

Игорь Растеряев: русские песни не должны быть весёлыми. Не на Ямайке живем

«Все по ошибке решили, что я музыкант. Пришлось сделать вид», — признался «АиФ» музыкант-самоучка Игорь Растеряев. Клипы на его песни собрали на YouTube более 40 млн просмотров. А началось всё с «Комбайнёров».

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12 мая, 14:07

Share your experiences of being a young athlete

Whether you’ve just started out or have your eyes set on the Youth Olympic Games we’d like to hear from youDo you see yourself as the next Mo Farah or Allyson Felix? Perhaps you look to Sergey Bubka for inspiration on how to improve your pole vaulting technique. With the Youth Olympic Games set for Buenos Aires in 2018 young athletes around the world are training hard in preparation. The documentary The Sprinter Factory is the story of the Champs national youth athletics competition. The girls featured are running as fast as they can to be Jamaica’s new sprint champions in a country that’s obsessed with its sprinters. This competition could change their lives. Continue reading...