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Food Co-op
Votes to Boycott
Coca-Cola
The meeting is the top decision-mak-
ing body of the co-op. The vote continues
the banning of Minute Maid juices,
Odwalla juices and smoothies and Honest
Tea, which used to be sold at the PSFC.
Co-op member Lew Friedman,
described Coke's ongoing global labor,
human rights and environmental abuses,
which clash with the Mission Statement of
the Co-op, which states:"...We seek to
avoid products that depend on the exploita-
tion of others....We oppose discrimination
in any form..."
Friedman distributed literatures high-
lighting the horrible abuses that Coke tries
to hide and cover up. "These abuses," he
said, "include complicity in murder of
union leaders in Colombia and Guatemala;
over exploitation and pollution of water in
drought-prone areas of India; trampling on
workers rights in the United States and
elsewhere; racial discrimination and
aggressive marketing of unhealthy prod-
ucts to children, especially in black and
Latino communities that fuel the childhood
obesity and diabetes epidemics."
Friedman spoke of The Coke 16, a
group of black and Latino present-and- for-
mer Coca-Cola employees in bottling
plants in Queens and Elmsford, New York,
who are suing Coke for racial discrimina-
tion. The New York Daily News dubbed
them The Coke 16 in "Coke's not it: 16
workers sue, call giant 'cesspool of racial
discrimination.'
These workers described how they
suffered from biased work assignments,
unfair discipline and retaliation and a caus-
tic work environment.
The Coke 16 claim that minority
workers at Coca-Cola are typically
assigned to the most undesirable and phys-
ically dangerous jobs and that managers
contravene the seniority system by giving
better jobs and more overtime hours to
Caucasian workers with less seniority.
Minority workers become the object
of racial slurs and are denied opportunities
for promotion. When workers dare to speak
out against the abuse, Coca-Cola retaliates
against them through unwanted scrutiny,
unfair disciplinary actions, suspensions
without pay and firings based on fraudulent
charges.
Continued page 4
By Pat Clark, Contributing Writer
info@killercoke.org
T
he Park Slope Food Coop (PSFC) in Brooklyn, with a membership of more than
16,000 working members, voted on November 27 at its general meeting with
300 members present to boycott all Coca-Cola products.
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his is a quote written in an article that
I recently read in Forbes Magazine.
Although we have heard this statement
before, somehow it is considered not
important or it is forgotten by small busi-
ness owners, managers in organizations
and people in leadership positions.
You cannot look at the bottom line
which is creating revenue and disregard
the importance of employees’ retention.
Running an organization is no easy task
but being fair to employees should always
remain top priority. When employees start
to express that they are not happy in their
work environment it is up to the superior
to assess and address their concerns.
I have seen top employees resign from
organizations. The key stakeholders knew
the resignation was in the pipeline but did
nothing before or after the employee left
the organization. Other employees make
note of this and start reciting these sad
words, “they wouldn't miss me if I was
gone.”
When employees start saying these
words usually productivity decreases.
Other words that are expressed are, “I
don't get the support I need to get my job
done.” As an employer you need to learn
the skills necessary for your employees to
feel appreciated. Of course you can’t
please everyone, but people know when
you are doing your best to support them.
Let us not forget other reasons key
employees resign.
They are for lack of opportunity for
advancement and compensation.
If you are not being compensated for
your education and experience, you are out
the door, so why would you expect your
employees to stay.
As a boss, help your organization
grow by giving your employees an oppor-
tunity to build a career. A good boss tries
to identify his or her employees’ expertise
and allow them to utilize it. Once utilized,
allow them to build a career around it at
your organization.
How can you identify your employ-
ees’ strength? Being the boss, communi-
cation needs to be used effectively. Listen
to your employees and have an open door
policy.
It is important that you as the superior
communicate your expectations without
letting your employees feel fearful. Last
but not least, be fair. As John C. Maxwell
said, leaders must be close enough to
relate to others, but far enough ahead to
motivate them.
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H
urricane Sandy wreaked havoc with
total cost of damage put at $71 billion.
Governor Andrew Cuomo said New York
needs some $32.8 billion to restore damaged
housing, parks and infrastructure and to
cover lost revenue and other expenses.
Another $9.1 billion will be used to mit-
igate potential damage from future severe
weather events.
The horrific destruction and flooding
caused by Hurricane Sandy continue to
impinge on thousands of residents in New
York counties of Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New
York, Richmond, Suffolk and Queens and the
people in New Jersey’s counties of Atlantic,
Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex,
Monmouth, Ocean and Union.
While, the State and Cities have been
providing assistance including federal fund-
ing, a significant number of the victims are
crying out for more help.
The situation is becoming terrifying, as
most of the victims don’t have adequate
insurance protection for their businesses,
homes and personal items.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office has
estimated that New York City alone had $4.8
billion of uninsured private losses, $3.8 bil-
lion of insured private losses and $4.5 billion
in losses to City agencies.
As the victims of Sandy seek to put their
lives back on track, they are expected to face
more challenges and setbacks.
The City will also be hard pressed for
resources, included an estimated $800 mil-
lion needed now to fix damaged roads.
Therefore, everybody is being affected
in some ways as a result of Sandy.
Natural disaster and other act of God
will continue to be a way of life for every-
body.
We cannot stop them or predict their pre-
cise occurrence.
Therefore, planning and preparing for
natural disasters are among our only viable
and long-term solutions.
Although there were rooms for improve-
ment, the State and City authorities perform
reasonable well in their preparation and
response to the hurricane.
Governor Cuomo’s formation of three
commissions charged with undertaking a
comprehensive review and making specific
recommendations to overhaul and improve
New York State’s emergency preparedness
and response capabilities are steps in the
right directions.
The State should however, consider
working with insurance companies to devel-
op and implement affordable insurance pro-
grams to mitigate losses.
We are not suggesting any further com-
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disasters taxes.’
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WASHINGTON:
A
dis Medunjanin, age 34, a Queens, res-
ident who joined al-Qaeda, then plotted
and attempted to commit suicide terrorist
attacks, was last week sentenced in the
Eastern District of New York to life in prison
for multiple federal terrorism offenses.
The defendant and his accomplices
came within days of executing a plot to con-
duct coordinated suicide bombings in the
New York City subway system in September
2009, as directed by senior al-Qaeda leaders
in Pakistan. When the plot was foiled, the
defendant attempted to commit a terrorist
attack by crashing his car on the Whitestone
Expressway in an effort to kill himself and
others.
The sentence was announced by Loretta
E. Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern
District of New York, and Lisa Monaco,
Assistant Attorney General for National
Security.
The government’s evidence at trial in
this and related cases established that in
2008, Medunjanin and his co-plotters,
Najibullah Zazi and Zarein Ahmedzay,
agreed to travel to Afghanistan to join the
Taliban and kill United States military per-
sonnel abroad. They arrived in Peshawar,
Pakistan, in late August 2008, but
Medunjanin and Ahmedzay were turned back
at the Afghanistan border. Within days,
Medunjanin, Zazi and Ahmedzay met with an
al-Qaeda facilitator in Peshawar and agreed
to travel to Waziristan for terrorist training.
There, they met with al-Qaeda leaders
Saleh al-Somali, then the head of al-Qaeda
external operations, and Rashid Rauf, a high-
ranking al-Qaeda operative, who explained
that the three would be more useful to al-
Qaeda and the jihad by returning to New
York and conducting terrorist attacks.
In Waziristan, Medunjanin, Zazi and
Ahmedzay received al-Qaeda training on
how to use various types of high-powered
weapons, including the AK-47, PK machine
gun, and rocket-propelled grenade launcher.
During the training, al-Qaeda leaders, includ-
ing Adnan El Shukrijumah, continued to
encourage Medunjanin and his fellow plot-
ters to return to the United States to conduct
a “martyrdom” operation, and emphasized
the need to hit well-known targets and maxi-
mize the number of casualties. Medunjanin,
Zazi and Ahmedzay agreed and discussed the
timing of the attacks and possible target loca-
tions in Manhattan, including the subway
system, Grand Central Terminal, the New
York Stock Exchange, Times Square and
movie theaters.
Upon their return to the United
States, Medunjanin, Zazi and Ahmedzay met
and agreed to carry out suicide bombings
during the Muslim holiday of Ramadan,
which fell in late August and September
2009. Zazi agreed to prepare the explosives,
and all three agreed to conduct coordinated
suicide bombings.
Continued from page 1
"Because of these working conditions,"
Mr. Friedman stated, "these workers have
suffered serious emotional trauma in addi-
tion to loss of income and job promo-
tions."
Coca-Cola has a long history of racial
discrimination. In his last speech before
his assassination, Martin Luther King, Jr.
told his audience: "We are asking you
tonight to go out and tell your neighbors
not to buy Coca-Cola."
In 2001, Coke settled a class action
lawsuit accusing Coca-Cola of racial dis-
crimination against African-American
employees. The company agreed to pay
$192.5 million, which became the largest
racial discrimination settlement in U.S.
history.
For all these reasons, Friedman asked
the General Meeting to vote to continue
the Coca-Cola boycott which passed near-
ly unanimously for the fourth time.
Al-Qaeda Operative Gets Life in Prison
TOYS FOR KIDS DRIVE:
Venroy Nairne president and founder of the Cotton Tree Toys for Kids Inc (c) along with Herman LaMont Jamaican consul
general (1st l) and Lyndon Williams vice-chairman of 13th District of the Westchester County Board of Legislators at the 4th
annual “Toy Drive Barbecue,” held in Mount Veron on November 17. The foundation which is in operations for the past 16
years aims at securing toys and other educational supplies for children in Jamaica.
Food Co-op Votes to Boycott Coca-Cola
Co-Op City To
Remain Affordable
Housing Program
T
he Bronx's Co-op City will stay in an
affordable housing program for at
least another 35 years, thanks to a $621
million government-backed loan.
The money will fund maintenance
and repair projects in the 44-year-old
complex, as well as pay off the existing
mortgage.
The move is expected to save $150
million over the next 14 years, keeping
the complex from having to raise
charges to owners.
Officials say in a high-priced real
estate market like New York City, it's
important to make sure Co-op City stays
as inexpensive as possible.
Co-op city has about 55,000 resi-
dents.
President Obama
Approves Gas
Pipeline
Through Parts Of Queens, Brooklyn
P
resident Barack Obama recently
approved a natural gas pipeline run-
ning through the Gateway National
Recreation area of Queens and Brooklyn.
It clears the way for the federal gov-
ernment to hand out permits for a roughly
three-mile natural gas pipeline through the
Gateway National Recreation area, flowing
into Brooklyn and Queens.
Michael Grimm and Gregory Meeks,
the congressmen who sponsored the bill,
said it will help get clean energy and jobs
to New Yorkers.
"This is going to be able to bring in
cheaper, less expensive gas that we desper-
ately need, and in so doing, there'll be work
done on an infrastructure that obviously we
need as well," Grimm said.
"One of the things that we are looking
to do, which is important now, given the
storm, is creating jobs," Meeks said. "This
is an opportunity to hopefully put some
folks back to work."
Critics, including some residents in
the area, say the pipeline will damage the
environment.
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NEWS
Suspensions Coming
In Stuyvesant
Cheating Scandal
T
here is more fallout from the cheating
scandal at Stuyvesant High School.
Suspensions are being handed down
after a student was caught texting answers to
regents exams.
66 of the 71 students caught cheating
face a five-day suspension from school.
Stuyvesant is also instituting an honesty
policy that will have to be reviewed and
signed by every student and their parents at
the school.
Since classes began Thursday, 17 cell-
phones have been taken away from students.
In a statement, Schools Chancellor
Dennis Walcott said "As we said at the start
of this investigation, we have zero tolerance
for cheating or academic dishonesty of any
kind and the students involved in this inci-
dent will now face disciplinary action."
S
even students from the Mount Vernon
High School were arrested and
charged by the Mount Vernon Police on
Thursday (November 30) in response to
several fights in the school’s in the cafe-
teria area.
The students were arrested on vari-
ous charges, however information was
not available at this time and the cause
for the initial fighting is still under inves-
tigation.
According to a press release from the
Mount Vernon Mayor’s office, as the
Police entered the cafeteria, they were
met with several fights, as well as
onlookers that began throwing bottles,
cans and food at the Officers.
Officers removed several persons
involved in the fighting, however, a
crowd estimated at over 200 students fol-
lowed outside, and continued the distur-
bance where several additional fights
broke out.
The Officers arrested combatants
and mutual aid was requested from sur-
rounding Departments. No major injuries
were reported by any students or by
Officers at the scene. There were no non-
lethal methods of restraint used by any
officers responding to the scene.
“A staggered dismissal was placed in
affect to ensure the safety of all children
on their return home. The
Superintendant, the School Board and the
Police Department worked cooperatively
to bring this situation under control with-
out further incident,” the release noted.
Seven Mount Vernon
Students Arrested
D
rivers should get ready to pay even
more when using Port Authority
bridges and tunnels.
Starting Sunday, cash tolls on the
George Washington Bridge, Lincoln
Tunnel, Holland Tunnel, Goethals
Bridge, Bayonne Bridge and
Outerbridge Crossing will go up $1 to
$13.
E-ZPass users will see their tolls
increase 75 cents to $10.25 during peak
times and $8.25 off peak.
The hikes are part of a series of increas-
es planned by the Port Authority.
They're scheduled to go up again
next December unless a pending lawsuit
blocks the increase.
Increased
Toll Charges
RHYTHM REVUE:
Council Member Jumaane D. Williams
joins acclaimed actor and director
Melvin Van Peebles at the Rhythm
Revue Dance Party at Roseland
Ballroom on Saturday, November 17th;
Councilmember Williams presented
host and founder Felix Hernandez a
City Council proclamation for the
party’s twentieth anniversary.
-Photo Credit:
Keith Dawson/NYC Council
Hold On Public
Housing Eviction Notices
Extended Again
T
he hold on eviction notices for public
housing residents affected by Hurricane
Sandy is being extended again.
New York City Housing Authority offi-
cials say they will not pursue any new court
actions for non-payment of rent, including
evictions, until February 1 instead of New
Year's Day.
It will also put a freeze on 30-day
vacate orders. Cases already in the system
will be left to the judge's discretion.
Eviction notices and vacate orders will
still be issued if residents are found to be
breaking the law, such as running illegal
businesses out of their apartment.
A reminder; if you're a public housing
resident who was without heat, hot water or
electricity as a result of the storm, you still
must pay your full rent this month, but you'll
get a rebate that will be good toward your
January rent.
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Jamaica sees
significant reduction
in AIDS-related deaths
Kingston, Jamaica WI:
D
r. Fenton Ferguson; Jamaica's
Minister of Health, has expressed
confidence that the country will see fur-
ther improvements in reduction of HIV
and AIDS related illnesses and deaths
within the next three years.
In his message to mark World Aids
Day on Saturday, Dr. Ferguson pointed
to significant declines in AIDS related
deaths in Jamaica since 2006; due in
large measure to the introduction of
anti-retroviral drugs.
So far there have been 333 AIDS in
2012, compared with 665 in 2004.
Of the 2012 figures, 197 were
males and 136 females. Additionally
Dr. Ferguson said Jamaica's HIV pro-
gramme has been lauded as being
among the most successful in the Latin
American and Caribbean Region.
Increased access to testing,
improved HIV surveillance and
increased awareness about HIV among
the general population, as well as health
workers have been cited as among the
reasons for Jamaica's successes.
EU parliamentarian lashes
out at ACP countries
PARAMARIBO, Suriname:
L
ouis Michel, co-president of the
ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary
Assembly, lashed out at the former
colonies in the African, Caribbean and
Pacific region (ACP) for their unrelent-
ing complaints and stalling to sign or
ratify the Economic Partnership
Agreements (EPA) with the European
Union (EU).
At the just concluded joint meeting
in Paramaribo, once again the EPAs
came under fire from ACP countries
criticizing the power the EU will have
when signatories to the agreement want
to establish preferential trade arrange-
ments with third economic partners.
Grenada journalist pleads
'not guilty' to finance minister
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada --
O
ne of Grenada’s best-known writers
and commentators has accused the
country’s finance minister, Nazim
Burke, of engaging in a fight for power
and badmouthing political friends.
“You’ve done a very good job at that and
you needed no help,” journalist Hamlet
Mark said on Wednesday in comments
directed at Burke, who is also deputy
leader of the ruling National Democratic
Congress (NDC).
Burke and Mark were on the same
campaign team that brought victory to
the NDC in general elections in July
2008.
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Jamaican Exporters Not Ready
To Meet US Food Standard
Courtesy of Jamaica Observer
BY SHAMILLE SCOTT
Kingston, Jamaica WI
J
AMAICAN food exporters are engaged in
a fierce battle against time to meet new
US safety standards, which could bar many
of them from shipping products to the key
overseas market by early next year.
After working on improvements to
comply with the US Food Safety
Modernization Act (FSMA), some Jamaican
exporters still don't have Hazard Analysis
and Critical Point (HACCP) plans, required
under the new rules.
Late last year to early and mid-2012,
exporters realized that they had to comply,
said Dr Andre Gordon, former past president
of the Jamaica Exporters' Association (JEA).
"It is expected that some exporters won't
meet the requirements if they haven't started
the process," he told Caribbean Business
Report yesterday at JEA's Annual General
Meeting.
The FSMA is considered to be the most
sweeping of America's food safety laws in
more than 70 years. President Barack Obama
signed it into law in January last year.
US Ambassador to Jamaica Pamela
Bridgewater warned exporters about the seri-
ous impact the new measures could have on
their businesses, while stating that the US
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has
actively engaged local exporters and has
shared with them best practices to improve
their standards.
"Exporters must be reminded that prod-
ucts that are brought to the US market must
meet the same standards as our domestic
products," she said. "We've heard it will neg-
atively impact Jamaican exporters, but it has
sparked exporters to improve their quality,"
she added.
Turks and Caicos
government pushes
for independence
Turks and Caicos Islands:
T
he newly-elected gov-
ernment of the Turks and
Caicos Islands (TCI), led by
Premier Dr Rufus Ewing, has
indicated that one of its top
priorities is to move the terri-
tory rapidly towards inde-
pendence.
In the Throne Speech
outlining the government legislative agenda,
delivered by Governor Ric Todd on
Wednesday at the opening of the new
National Assembly, he said, “My government
holds as one of its greatest charges, the
responsibility of readying our Islands and our
people for the move toward independence.”
“We will convene a Commission for
Independence whose mandate will be to
define the process required to achieve this
goal by creation of specific developmental
targets. The achievement of these objectives
will enable this eventual transition when
called for by our people through a free and
fair referendum on the question,” the gover-
nor concluded.
In the recent election campaign, the
question of independence was frequently
raised but the narrow winners at the polls, the
Progressive National Party (PNP), appeared
to back away from the issue in the final days,
possibly fearing an absence of widespread
support locally for independence.
Ewing
US Ambassador to Jamaica Pamela Bridgewater with Jamaica Exporters’ Association (JEA)
President Vitus Evans at yesterday’s JEA Annual General Meeting. (Photo: Marlon Reid)
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Although the Supreme Court has held
that evidence unlawfully obtained by fed-
eral immigration officers need not always
be excluded from removal proceedings,
the Court’s rationale does not apply to sit-
uations in which evidence was obtained
through a constitutional violation by local
law enforcement officers.
“Given the increasing involvement of
local police in immigration enforcement
and their relative lack of training in feder-
al immigration law, the suppression of
evidence is necessary to deter the type of
constitutional violations foreshadowed in
the Supreme Court’s decision on SB
1070,” according to Melissa Crow,
Director of the American Immigration
Council’s Legal Action Center.
The Petitioner is represented by
Rebecca Sharpless, who directs the
Immigration Clinic at the University of
Miami School of Law.
AIC Challenges Unlawful Police
Conduct Towards Detainees
ACCORDING TO THE LAW
T
he Supreme Court of the
State of New York is the
only court that handles
divorce cases, and a
Supreme Court judge is the
only person who can legally
grant a divorce.
You should go to the
Supreme Court in the county
where you or your spouse
now live. You cannot get a
divorce in Family Court.
Although Family Court
cannot give you a divorce,
you can go to your local
Family Court for help with
child support, child custody,
child visitation, spousal sup-
port (also known as spousal
maintenance), and paternity.
Visit CourtHelp.org for
more information on choos-
ing the right court for your
particular issue.
What is an annulment?
Unlike a divorce that ends a
valid marriage, an annulment
establishes that the marriage
is not legally valid, and the
grounds for annulment are
different from a divorce. To
get an annulment, you will
need to prove ONE of the
following:
• Bigamy: one of the parties
was still married to someone
else at the time of the second
marriage.
• Either spouse was incur-
ably unable to have sexual
intercourse at the time of the
marriage.
• After marriage, either
spouse becomes incurably
insane for five (5) years or
more. The Court may require
the sane spouse to support
the Marriage between per-
sons under 18, if the spouse
under 18 wants the annul-
ment. The annulment will
not be granted if the person
under 18 freely cohabited
(had sexual relations) with
the other spouse after turning
18.
• Spouse is unable to under-
stand the nature, effect and
consequences of marriage
because of mental incapaci-
ty.
• Spouse agreed to marry as
a result of force or duress by
the other.
• Fraud (most common
ground): the consent to
marry was obtained by fraud
that would have deceived an
ordinarily prudent person
and was material to obtain-
ing the other party's consent.
The fraud must go to the
essence of the marriage con-
tract.
Concealment of a mate-
rial fact may constitute fraud.
Sexual intercourse evidenc-
ing forgiveness is an absolute
defense.
To learn about religious
annulment, you should con-
sult the religious faith that
performed the marriage.
Annulment is defined in
Domestic Relations Law
§140. If you would like an
annulment, you should seri-
ously consider speaking to a
lawyer. The court does not
provide forms for annulment.
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Usain Bolt garners
fourth IAAF award
BARCELONA, Spain --
U
sain Bolt won the IAAF World
Athlete of the Year award for the
fourth time Saturday after defending his
100 and 200 meter gold medals at last sum-
mer's Olympic Games in London.
The Jamaican sprinter, who beat out
American hurdler Aries Merritt and
Kenyan runner David Rudisha, had previ-
ously won the award in 2008, 2009, and
2011.
"For me this is a great honor to win a
fourth time. I really worked hard and I was
really focused this year. This season was
one of my toughest. I had my ups and
downs, even though we don't like to talk
about them," said Bolt, who thanked his
coach and the fans at the Olympics.
"The London games were magnifi-
cent. Fans were there in the stadium from
10 in the morning. I had never seen any-
thing like that."
Sprinter Allyson Felix of the United
States took home the women's award.
In 2003, Bolt and Felix won the Rising
Star awards for the most promising young
athletes of the year.
"Nine years ago I was here with
Allyson, now I am back, that means I am
getting old, which is slightly worrying,"
said the 26-year-old Bolt. "But I will con-
tinue to work hard."
Felix won the 200-meter gold medal
in London after settling for silver four
years earlier in Beijing.
"My biggest defeats have come at the
Olympic Games. After Beijing I was dev-
astated, I had worked as hard as possible
but I came up short," she said. "But I decid-
ed to rededicate myself even harder and it
was a blessing in disguise. I was able to
work harder than ever before and finally it
all came together."
The awards were announced on the
final day of the IAAF's 100th anniversary
celebration.
Brazil's coach fired
Brazil's football federation has fired
national team coach Mano Menezes after
a meeting in Sao Paulo on Friday.
According to reports federation pres-
ident Jose Maria Marin made the change
because he wanted new methods and new
planning ahead of the 2014 world cup that
brazil will host. 2002 world cup-winning
coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is one of the
names being touted to replace Menezes.
Rogge supports
doubling of doping ban
International Olympic Committee (IOC)
president Jacques Rogge is supporting
proposals to double the length of doping
bans to four years as a way of keeping
drug cheats out of the Olympics.
The world anti-doping agency is
planning to raise the penalty from two to
four years for serious drug violations in
the next version of the Global Anti-
Doping Code, which comes up for
approval next year and goes into effect in
2015.
West Indies Beats
Bangladesh 2-0
W
est Indies won the second Test and
the series 2-0 against Bangladesh
after winning the Khulna Test by 10-wick-
ets.
The 31-year-old Barbadian followed
his maiden five-wicket haul in the first
Test win in Dhaka with 6-40 to dismiss the
home team for 287 in the second innings
on the fifth and final morning at Sheikh
Abu Naser Stadium.
The tourists knocked off the required
27 runs in just 4.4 overs to win their sec-
ond successive series in Bangladesh. They
also won the two-Test series 1-0 last year.
Chris Gayle finished with 20 not out
while fellow opener Kieran Powell (nine
not out) sealed the win with two consecu-
tive boundaries off Naeem Islam.
Bangladesh avoided an innings defeat
thanks to a fighting 94 by Nasir Hossain
but lost their last four wickets with the
addition of 61 runs after resuming at 226-
6.
It is Bangladesh's 65th defeat in 75
Tests since gaining Test status 12 years ago
-a dismal record which constantly raises
questions over their right to play the five-
day version of the game. Their losses
include 34 defeats by an innings.
Shakib Al Hasan had delayed a West
Indian win on Saturday when he hit a defi-
ant 97 but he fell to an irresponsible shot in
the penultimate over of the day, exposing
the tail for the West Indies on the final day.
By Susan Friedman
D
espite Hurricane Sandy, New York
Martial Arts Hall of Famer Hanshi
Rick Diaz was able to pull together the
largest Martial Arts tournament in New
York City.
Although they had a change of venue
due to Sandy, Karate Tournament of
Champions (KToC) did not quit. They
went from Queens College to a venue ¼
of the size; the Electrical Industries
Center. Over 600 Competitors
from the five boroughs and around the
world and 400 Spectators had a great time
at the annual tournament. Martial artists
of all ages displayed a spectacular array of
skill and competitors took home 6-foot
trophies, cups and medals.
The Grand Champion Winners are
both World Champions from New York
City. World Champion and Men’s Grand
Champion Winner was Ross Levine from
Brooklyn and World Champion and
Grand Champion in youth forms was
Destiny Vergara from Queens.
New York has some of the best
Martial Artist in the world. We are looking
forward to next year's KToC International.
Infamous Grand Master Miyazaki (from Japan), Hanshi Rick Diaz, Master Kai
Leung, Destiny Vergara (Youth Grand Champion)
The 2012 Karate Tournament
Of Champions Kicks Off
DEVASTATI NG FORM:
Ti no Best took a career best 6-
40 against Bangl adesh.
Sunshine
girls beaten
by Australians
The under-21 Sunshine Girls were beaten
60-31 by their Australian counterparts in
the first of their three netball tests at the
National Indoor Sports centre Friday
night.
The Jamaicans were within two goals
of their opponents at the end of the first
quarter, but could not keep pace as the
match wore on.
The answer was also not to be found
in the numerous substitutions in trying to
stem the
Australian goal-tide.
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Fri-Sat, Dec 7-8, 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm
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Watch and listen to vocalist Kim Nalley
convey the intense message of the great
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Celebrate the holidays big band style,
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Fri-Sat, Dec 14-15, 8pm
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On this evening, Grammy winner and
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Reggae To Make
Its Debut At New
Barclays Center
News Americas, Brooklyn:
T
he Caribbean’s most popular musi-
cal genre is set to make its debut at
the multi-purpose Barclays Center, in
Brooklyn, NY.
The borough, home to thousands of
Caribbean nationals and fans of reggae
music, will get a front seat to top acts
when the ‘BIOLIFE Sounds of Reggae’
concert rolls into the home of the
Brooklyn Nets on Dec. 12, 2012.
The event, the first reggae concert at
the new arena, is set to feature four of the
brightest stars on the reggae scene: Ali
Campbell’s UB40, Beres Hammond and
Grammy Award winners Maxi Priest and
Shaggy.
Jammins Entertainment, producer of
the event, also said the concert will be
held under the distinguished patronage
of the Consul General of Jamaica,
Herman La Mont while part proceeds
will benefit the American Foundation for
The University of The West Indies
(AFUWI) Scholarship Fund.
Tickets range from $83.50 (upper
level) to $103.50 (lower level) and are
available through ticketmaster by visit-
ing barclayscenter.com or www.ticket-
master.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.
Courtsey of www.mp3waxx.com
Super-producer Dr. Dre surpasses pop
stars, rock stars, and fellow rappers to
rank No. 1 on Forbes’ Highest-Paid
Musicians 2012 list. See how much Dre &
other top music stars made.
Hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre earned $110
million based largely on his Beats by Dr.
Dre headphones line.
He pocketed a reported $100 million
pretax when handset maker HTC paid
$300 million for a 51% stake in the com-
pany last year. He and his partners later
bought back half of what they sold.
Rihanna comes in at No. 12 with $53
million thanks to her endorsements with
Vita Coco and Armani Jeans, her fra-
grance Reb’l Fleur, and her “Loud” tour.
She is followed by Lady Gaga at No.
13 with $52 million. Diddy ties with Katy
Perry for the No. 14 spot ($45 million).
Beyoncé holds it down at No. 18 with $40
million, while her husband Jay-Z lands
two spots below with $38 million.
Here’s the full list:
Forbes’ Highest-Paid Musicians 2012
1. Dr. Dre – $110 million
2. Roger Waters – $88 million
3. Elton John – $80 million
4. U2 – $78 million
5. Take That – $69 million
6. Bon Jovi – $60 million
7. Britney Spears – $58 million
8. Paul McCartney – $57 million (tie)
8. Taylor Swift – $57 million (tie)
10. Justin Bieber – $55 million (tie)
10. Toby Keith – $55 million
12. Rihanna – $53 million
13. Lady Gaga – $52 million
14. Foo Fighters – $47 million
15. Diddy – $45 million (tie)
15. Katy Perry – $45 million (tie)
17. Kenny Chesney – $44 million
18. Beyoncé – $40 million
19. Red Hot Chili Peppers – $39 million
20. Jay-Z – $38 million
21. Coldplay – $37 million
22. Adele – $35 million (tie)
22. Kanye West – $35 million (tie)
24. Michael Bublé – $34 million
25. Sade – $33 million
Dr. Dre Tops Forbes 2012
Highest Paid Musicians List
Super-producer Dr. Dre surpasses pop stars,
rock stars, and fellow rappers to rank No. 1 on
Forbes’ Highest-Paid Musicians 2012 list. See
how much Dre & other top music stars made.
Mike Tyson show
hits stage next year
A
stage show about the life of former
heavyweight boxing champion Mike
Tyson will be shown in 36 cities over 10
weeks next year.
The show is being heled by Oscar-
nominated director Spike Lee and is written
by his wife, Kiki Tyson, Undisputed Truth
is an autobiographical monologue, which
premiered in Las Vegas in April.
After a run on Broadway, The
Hollywood Reporter described it as "weird-
ly fascinating" while "The Telegraph said it
was, at times, "self-indulgent."
The two-hour production, shows
Tyson reflecting on growing up in
Brooklyn without a father, his rise to fame,
a stint in prison, battling drug addiction and
his infamous biting of Evander Holyfield's
ear in a 1997 match.
MEMBERS OF THE
HANDBELL CHOIR FOR
THE WHITE HOUSE:
The growing acclaim of
the English Handbell
Choir of the Church of
the Good Shepherd in
the Bronx, New York is
about to intensify with
the arrival of the aston-
ishing news that the
choir, made up of mostly
Jamaicans, will perform
at the White House
Christmas Showcase in
Washington DC.
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DIASPORA AFFAIRS
In the past, Dr. Ross has helped
arrange international bond issues for the
govt of Jamaica and he shared with me his
hope for Jamaica's future and the role of
the diaspora.
Q: We are in a global financial crisis;
however, it is said that Jamaica, as chal-
lenged as the country is, is in a better state
of affairs than several major European
nations. What are some of the positive
indicators in Jamaica’s economy that give
hope for riding out this global crisis?
A: From the point of view of financial
market investors, Jamaica has a few
redeeming qualities that give hope that the
country will ride out the crisis. First, there
is a broad social consensus in foreign
exchange stability and honoring external
obligations.
This has prevented capital flight, mar-
ket panic, and social instability that we
have seen in some countries in Europe.
Second, the debt amortization profile
looks fairly benign, with the next major
external bond amortization not due until
2014.
Thus, there is no looming maturity to
excessively worry investors. Moreover,
the government has been able to roll over
domestic debt maturities and fund itself
with relative ease in the local bond market.
Finally, the government has shown
willingness to work with the IMF on a new
program that will focus on policies to rein-
vigorate economic growth.
Q: How does Jamaica compare with other
nations in the region, such as Belize?
A: Jamaica suffers from many of the same
ills that are affecting the Caribbean
region—namely, low growth and high
debt.
However, Jamaica has shown remark-
able resilience in maintaining payments on
its external indebtedness, despite painful
conditions at home. The population (repre-
sented by its policymakers) seems to feel a
very strong moral obligation to honor its
debt obligations.
Market participants call this having a
strong “willingness to pay”. This stands in
contrast to some other countries in the
region, such as Belize in the Caribbean, or
Ecuador and Argentina in the Latin
American region. These countries have
restructured their debts in the past, in order
to try to avoid difficult adjustment pro-
grams.
Q: What role might the Jamaican diaspo-
ra play in strengthening Jamaica’s econo-
my and is the bond market a good invest-
ment for Jamaicans abroad?
ANSWER: The diaspora has a strong role
to play in strengthening Jamaica’s econo-
my. It already provides a crucial role in
terms of remittance flows to relatives in
Jamaica.
Beyond that, Jamaicans living abroad
are better equipped than most to: a) assess
business opportunities in Jamaica; b) fig-
ure out how industrial and business
processes learned abroad could be applied
in Jamaica; and c) harness the resources to
take advantage of the opportunities. Thus,
it is somewhat surprising that we have not
seen more business investment dollars
from the diaspora moving into Jamaica.
As for the Jamaican bond market
being a good investment for the diaspora,
that would depend on the yields offered
and the available alternatives, but again,
diaspora investors may be better equipped
to assess the risk-reward profile of such
financial investments than others.
Q: Name a few of the best bond invest-
ments in the Jamaican market?
A: Without commenting on the relative
merits or recommending any specific
securities, bond investments available in
Jamaica range from pure government
bonds in US dollars across the maturity
spectrum (from 2015 maturity to 2039
maturity), bonds from quasi-government
agencies such as Clarendon Alumina
(CAPJAM), Air Jamaica, and the National
Road Operating and Construction
Company (NROCC), as well as bonds
from strong private sector issuers such as
Digicel and Jamaica Public Service. Thus,
there is no shortage of investment options
in this space.
Q: What is your take on Jamaica’s eco-
nomic recovery in the short-, medium- and
long-term?
A: Jamaica’s short term economic outlook
is fairly weak, due to the weak external
global conditions (at least in Jamaica’s
main tourist markets) and the likely need
to maintain ongoing austerity in the con-
text of the IMF program. Indeed, econom-
ic growth has been 0%-1% this year.
However, the medium to long term
outlook can be rosier. It depends greatly on
the cocktail of economic policies that the
IMF and government agree upon to rein-
vigorate economic growth in Jamaica.
Not only does the cocktail of policies
matter, but successful implementation
matters even more.
This has been Jamaica’s weak spot in
the past. Blueprints for tax reform, public
sector reform, and others have been on the
table.
However, implementation has been
lacking, due in large part to the weak
external environment and the political
realities of the dislocation that these
reforms can cause in the near term.
With the right set of policies, com-
bined with financial support from the mul-
tilateral institutions, as well as, perhaps,
inward investment from the diaspora, there
is no reason why Jamaica’s economy can-
not be catapulted onto a better and more
prosperous growth path.
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ment of the country beyond the massive remittance flows, for which the diaspora
is responsible. The heated debate about Jamaica's debt strategy with the IMF aside, I
wanted to hear from a top financial expert about the country's ability to ride out the
global financial crisis. Who better to consult than Carl Ross, PhD, and Managing
Director, Oppenheimer.
DR. CARL ROSS
Managing Director, Oppenheimer
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DOCTOR OF LAWS DEGREE:
Vincent Hosang President & CEO of Royal Caribbean Bakery was conferred with an honorary Doctor of
Laws degree by the University of the West Indies at the commencement ceremonies held at the campus
in Kingston Jamaica WI on Friday November 2nd. In photo HoSang (r) receiving his honorary degree from
Chancellor, George Alleyne.
AROUND TOWN PHOTOS
STAFF PARTY:
Pimento Caribbean
Restaurant CEO’s
Lloyd James (2nd
right), poses with
his staff along with
DJ TC (1st right)
and DJ Oxtail (4th
left stooping) at the
company annual
staff party and din-
ner held last Friday
at Eastwood Monor
in the Bronx
Jamaican Comedian/Singer Henry Lindo (c) raps with
Pimento Caribbean Restaurant CEO’s Lloyd James and
Street Hype/radio personality Divine Diva after his per-
formance at the company’s dinner/party recently.
The men and
women of
Brooklyn
Metropolis Lions
Club collaborated
with Hope City
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Center, which is
led by Bradley
Backus, Esq to
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women celebrate
Thanksgiving in
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Brooklyn:
A
fter months of preparation and
promotion, the 8th Annual
Reggae Culture Salute scheduled for
Saturday, November 3rd was forced
into postponement by Hurricane
Sandy but took place on Sunday
(November 25) to rave reviews.
"Postponements don't usually
work out well," said Carlyle
McKetty, president of the Coalition
to Preserve Reggae (CPR), host of
the event, as a steady flow of patrons
gathered inside the performance
space at Nazareth Regional High
School. "We are very fortunate to
have this robust gathering with such
a positive vibe despite the circum-
stance," he said.
The family friendly event got
started with a libation by MC Sharon
Gordon which was followed by
Nyabinghi Drumming by Ras
Menelik and the Ark Angels before
moving to a solo dance routine by 8
year old Douglas Baldeo.
The CPR Showcase which also
featured other CPR members includ-
ing Major Daps, Sis Cindy,
Tayazawan, Major One and Prince
Aloysius.
Presentation of awards fol-
lowed, with Luciano the Messenger
receiving a Congressional Pro-cla-
mation from Congresswoman Yvette
Clarke, and a New York City Citation
from Councilman Juumane Williams
presented by Jamaica's Consul
General to New York, Honorable
Herman LaMont who also brought
greetings on the occasion of
Jamaica's 50th anniversary of
Independence.
Following the award presenta-
tions, Luciano took the stage with
Anthem Band backing, and for
almost two hours kept the audience
on their feet singing and dancing to
hit after hit. Luciano was in rare
form and his exuberance made for a
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Golden Krust Restaurant 777 North Broadway Amityville, LI 631-789-8777
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LIGHT MOMENTS:
Consul General Herman LaMont (l) shares a light moment as he presents
Jamaican entertainer Luciano (2nd l) with a plague moments before he got a
Congressional Proclamation from Congress Woman Yvette Clarke (3rd l) along
with former Councilwoman Una Clarke.
Luciano Shines at Reggae Culture Salute
SURPRISED:
CPR Chair and co-founder, Sharon Gordon (r) was
surprised when Congresswoman Clarke (c) present-
ed her with a Congressional Proclamation for her
many years as a cultural activist.
SDA FETES
VETERANS
Local veterans at the
Victory Seventh-day
Adventist Church’s
Veteran Day celebra-
tion on November 11 at
the church hall, Bronx.
Singer and show pro-
moter Hugh entertains
the veterans.
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YOUTH IN FOCUS
KIDS ADVICE
F
or children, divorce can be stressful,
sad, and confusing. At any age, kids
may feel uncertain or angry at the prospect
of mom and dad splitting up.
As a parent, you can make the process
and its effects less painful for your chil-
dren. Helping your kids cope with divorce
means providing stability in your home
and attending to your children's needs with
a reassuring, positive attitude. It won't be a
seamless process, but these tips can help
your children cope.
A parent’s guide to supporting
your child through a divorce
As a parent, it’s normal to feel uncertain
about how to give your children the right
support through your divorce or separa-
tion. It may be uncharted territory, but you
can successfully navigate this unsettling
time—and help your kids emerge from it
feeling loved, confident, and strong.
There are many ways you can help
your kids adjust to separation or divorce.
Your patience, reassurance, and listening
ear can minimize tension as children learn
to cope with new circumstances.
By providing routines kids can rely on, you
remind children they can count on you for
stability, structure, and care. And if you can
maintain a working relationship with your
ex, you can help kids avoid the stress that
comes with watching parents in conflict.
Such a transitional time can’t be with-
out some measure of hardship, but you can
powerfully reduce your children’s pain by
making their well-being your top priority.
What I need from my mom
and dad: A child’s list of wants
I need both of you to stay involved in my
life. Please write letters, make phone calls,
and ask me lots of questions. When you
don’t stay involved, I feel like I’m not
important and that you don’t really love
me.
Please stop fighting and work hard to get
along with each other. Try to agree on mat-
ters related to me. When you fight about
me, I think that I did something wrong and
I feel guilty.
I want to love you both and enjoy the
time that I spend with each of you. Please
support me and the time that I spend with
each of you. If you act jealously or upset, I
feel like I need to take sides and love one
parent more than the other.
Please communicate directly with my
other parent so that I don’t have to send
messages back and forth.
When talking about my other parent,
please say only nice things, or don’t say
anything at all. When you say mean,
unkind things about my other parent, I feel
like you are expecting me to take your side.
Please remember that I want both of you
to be a part of my life. I count on my mom
and dad to raise me, to teach me what is
important, and to help me when I have
problems.
Helping children cope with
divorce: What to tell your kids
When it comes to telling your kids
about your divorce, many parents freeze
up. Make the conversation a little easier on
both yourself and your children by prepar-
ing significantly before you sit down to
talk.
If you can anticipate tough questions,
deal with your own anxieties ahead of
time, and plan carefully what you’ll be
telling them, you will be better equipped to
help your children handle the news.
What to say and how to say it
Difficult as it may be to do, try to strike an
empathetic tone and address the most
important points right up front. Give your
children the benefit of an honest—but kid-
friendly—explanation.
Ramarley Graham was an 18 year old
unarmed Black man who was murdered
by NYPD Officer Richard Haste in front
of his grandmother and 6 year old
brother in the bathroom of his family's
home in the Bronx on February 2nd,
2012. !Haste was charged with
Manslaughter 1 and 2. !Ramarley's
family and supporters are fighting for a
conviction. !It’s time to hold the NYPD
accountable!
Attendees will include Yusef Salaam
of the Central Park Five, and the
families of Kenneth Chamberlain Sr,
Mohammed Bah, Chantel Davis,
Tamon Robinson, Jateik Reed, Noel Polanko, Tamon Robinson, Timur
Person, Malik Williams, and Malcolm Ferguson... and more!
WE WILL NOT BE SILENT AND WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED!
www.RamarleysCall.org
RamarleysCall@gmail.com
For more information, leave a message at: 347-903-5379
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SIXTH, SEVENTH& EIGHTH GRADERS

Saturday, January
12
th
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Starting Time-10:00 AM
* REGISTRATION
* PLAYING OF THE NATIONAL ANTHEM
* “I HAVE A DREAM” SPEECH
* WELCOME
* MATH EXAM RULES/ ISSUE TEST PAPERS
* MOVE TO CLASSROOMS
* EXAM BEGIN- 1 HOUR
* EXAM END- RETURN TO CAFETERIA
* LUNCH-1 HOUR
* RESULTS
* AWARD CEREMONY INFORMATION
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T
he USA Swimming Foundation hosted
a swim clinic at the Imagine
Swimming Pool in Manhattan for 31 third
graders from P.S. 92 in Harlem. Parks
arranged P.S. 92's participation in the clin-
ic, since the school took part in our Swim
For Life program last year at the John
Hansborough Pool in Manhattan Monday
(November 19).
Learning how to swim is one thing,
learning how to swim from four Olympians
is quite another. Olympians participating in
the clinic included Cullen Jones-2012 and
2008 Olympic Gold Medalist, Tyler Clary-
2012 Olympic Gold Medalist, Anthony
Ervin-2000 Olympic Gold Medalist and
Kathleen Hersey - 2012 and 2008
Olympian.
The clinic highlighted the USA
Swimming Foundation's Make-A-Splash
program, which is a national water safety
initiative to teach children to swim and pre-
vent drowning. Parks is a local Make-A-
Splash partner receiving grant money from
the USA Swimming Foundation to support
our Swim For Life program.
COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENT GETS A HELPING HAND:
Sabrina HoSang, Chief Operating Officer of Caribbean Food Delights presents a
check of $1,000 to Khalil Smith, a student of SUNY College in New York City in
honor of her brother, Brian who died tragically two years ago. Khalil who is cur-
rently studying graphic design at a SUNY is a graduate of the Macademy Tech
School in Brooklyn. Khalil and his family recently toured CFD’s manufacturing
facility and was presented with the scholarship check. HoSang noted that the
scholarship grant is in keeping with CFD’s program of giving back to socieity and
to provide educational opportunity for the youth.
Kids Join Olympians
To Make A Splash!
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separation and divorce
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LIFE STYLE
Dear Divine Diva:
I
am writing about your
response to "Wade in
Georgia" (March 14), the
26-year-old man who is
unsure how to explain to
people that using a belt to
discipline his three little
girls is different from abuse.
Sometimes, in order to
teach that actions or behav-
iors are inappropriate, some
form of punishment,
whether it's a spanking or a
time-out, becomes neces-
sary.
I give my children three
chances when they misbe-
have. If they continue, they
are punished. They know
that there will be conse-
quences if they do wrong.
Like Wade's children,
mine are also frequently
praised for being courteous
and well-behaved.
Small children do not
understand long-term pun-
ishment like grounding, tak-
ing away toys, etc. By the
time the duration of that kind
of discipline has passed, the
child has forgotten the rea-
son for it. For young chil-
dren to understand the con-
sequences of wrong behav-
ior, the measures must be
swift and short-term.
Wade should answer
those who ask by saying he
uses "consistent discipline
accompanied by corporal
punishment when neces-
sary."
If more parents did the
same as John and me, we'd
have fewer behavior prob-
lems in schools.
-Mom In Control In Georgia,
Dear Mom In Control:
Thank you for commenting.
However, I stand by my
position that there are more
effective ways to discipline a
child than by using physical
punishment.
After printing "Wade in
Georgia's letter, I was flood-
ed with mail from parents
and adult children across the
country.
Read on: “Dear Divine
Diva: Are Wade's children
obeying because they are
making good choices or
because they are afraid of
the belt? Also, does he real-
ize how badly he is hurting
his children, both physically
and emotionally?
When you strike some-
one with an object, you have
no idea how hard you are
really hitting.
Also, the humiliation of
being beaten could last those
kids a lifetime.
Honestly, it takes more
effort to come up with cor-
rections other than spanking,
but it is well worth it. We
post our family rules and
their consequences in plain
view. Part of my son's
allowance depends upon
making good choices at
home and at school. And yes
-- it does
work. My son just brought
home his
report card with excellent
marks for conduct.
-Positively Reinforcing In
Georgia”
ADVICE COLUMN
BY
DIVINE DIVA
divinestreethype@gmail.com
T
here's nothing more sentimental
than a couple's first Christmas
together - may that be married or
otherwise. Here are a few tips which you
can do with your significant other to make
it an even more memorable experience.
1. If you're decorating for the holidays, do
it together. From indoors to outside, deco-
rating together can be a fun and bonding
experience. Have some Christmas tunes
playing in the background and some
yummy Christmas treats to munch down
on.
2. Start a new tradition with your signifi-
cant other that will carry on year after
year. If you have kids now or in the future,
you can carry on the tradition with them.
Since this is your first Christmas together,
now is the perfect time to come up with a
tradition with your sweetheart.
3. There is nothing like taking a quiet
moment together amidst all the holiday
madness to reflect on your hopes and
dreams for the future. Discuss together
what you want the future to hold. Write
down your thoughts and put them in a box
and add to the box every Christmas.
4. Buy a his and hers matching pair of
Christmas pajamas or buy each of you a
pair of Christmas pajama's that don't
match as long as they are holiday related.
You can wear them around the house as
you do your holiday decorating or present
opening.
5. Make the time to have a special can-
dlelit Christmas Eve snack or dinner. The
two of you can spend some romantic time
together and enjoy what the holiday is
really all about.
6. Make plans to NOT rush to open pres-
ents or go to a family member's house first
thing on Christmas morning. Instead opt
for having a leisurely morning in bed, cud-
dling on your first Christmas together.
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Use Of Corporal Punishment Sparks Debate
Couples First Christmas
ARIES (Mar. 21 – Apr.
19): You're not happy about
something now, but it's diffi-
cult to put your finger on the
source of your worries. Be
courageous and share your
concerns with someone you
trust, even if you don't know
where the conversation may
go.
TAURUS (Apr. 20–May
20): Just as the truth begins
to dawn on you today, it
slips away as if it isn't ready
to reveal itself yet. Steer
clear of the emotional land-
mines that might trigger
conflicts about control and
power. Listen to your
instincts before expressing
your heart.
GEMINI (May 21 – Jun.
20): It's crucial to stay on
top of the details, especially
at work. Little things can be
buried in ways that make
them seem less obvious. Too
much information may be
coming your way, but if you
pay diligent attention now
you should be able to put it
all into place.
CANCER (June 21–Jul.
22): You are in touch with a
very wide range of emotions
that have pulled you into the
rapidly changing currents.
You might feel as if you're in
over your head, but only if
you dwell on the past too
long. Supportive people are
on your side now and will
come to your rescue if you
need it.
LEO (Jul. 23 – Aug. 22):
You have a natural tendency
to act your way through a
difficult situation, but now
your inner voice is telling
you not to sweep your emo-
tions under the rug.
Although it might not be
time to shake everything up,
you can feel the pressure
building. Don't rush the
process; the time for change
is near.
VIRGO (Aug. 23 – Sept.
22): You may be driven to
deal with an uncomfortable
feeling that has been brew-
ing for quite some time.
There are thoughts that
you've been hiding just
beneath your awareness,
probably because they are
inconvenient to bring out
into the open. Whether it
seems opportune or not,
today just might be your day
to come clean.
LIBRA (Sept. 23 – Oct.22):
You may be feeling danger-
ously close to an emotional
meltdown and there doesn't
appear to be a quick fix to
this uncomfortable situation.
You want to tell it like it is
but you might get discour-
aged when you consider the
possible negative reactions
you could receive.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23 – Nov.
21): You might not get
everything you want today,
yet there are still plenty of
opportunities to make the
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things to fall magically into
place.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 –
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Don't hold back. Think big
today, and trust the original
ideas that come to you no
matter how weird they seem
at first.
PISCES (Feb. 19 – Mar.
20): Be careful, for your
optimism could blindside
you, especially with respect
to relationships. A sweet
love tap is tempting you to
sugarcoat nearly any diffi-
cult situation. Let your
visions inspire you, the more
honestly you face reality, the
better the outcome for
everyone involved.
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An Urgent Appeal
We need $5 M to purchase two
Linear Accelerator Machines for Jamaica
I
am appealing to everyone especially our
Caribbean brothers and sisters. I have been
asked to purchase a Linear Accelerator Machine
for Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay,
Jamaica costing approximately US $5 Million. I
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OF WELLNESS
With Benefits For Everyone.
T
hese nine Pillars were created with the
intent to help you to pursue health
using a balanced approach. Each step you
take, no matter how small it may be, will
improve your quality of life in wonderful
ways.
1. Breathe Deeply
Many studies have shown that deep breath-
ing exercises help to release toxins from
the body.
2. Drink Water
Proper hydration is important to every
organ system in the body.
3. Sleep Peacefully
Establishing a bedtime routine will help
you to sleep longer and more soundly.
Avoid stimulating activities around your
bedtime and staying up late at nights when
you have an early morning routine.
4. Eat Nutritiously
Choosing healthy, whole foods minimizes
blood sugar swings and prevent craving for
sugary foods.
5. Enjoy Activity
An active lifestyle enables every organ
system in your body to work better. Work
with a fitness professional to help you find
an activity that’s right for you.
6. Give and Receive Love
Heart-focused, sincere positive feelings
boost the immune system. Give and
receive compliments.
7. Be Forgiving
As you let go of negative feelings toward
others, you will find greater peace and
optimism within. Practice this with your-
self then do the same with others and see
the reward you get.
8. Practice Gratitude
Gratitude brings joy. It boosts your body’s
physical and emotional defenses. It
reduces stress. Remember random acts of
kindness and give thanks always.
9. Develop Acceptance
Practicing acceptance of things you cannot
change clears your mind of needles anxiety
and provides freedom that enables you to
enjoy life.
10. Develop Yourself Spiritually.
We were created with the capacity to
develop ourselves spiritually. A spiritual
relationship with the Divine is important to
balance in your life. “Harmony and health
is not in the mere absence of disease but in
the balance of mind-body-Spirit.” DLS.
By
Dr. Dorette Lewis-Senior
Founder of DRS2HEALTH
www.Drs2health.com
B
lood pressure is the force of blood
against the walls of our arteries. Blood
pressure rises and falls throughout the day.
When the pressure stays elevated over
time, it is considered high blood pressure.
The medical term for high blood pres-
sure is hypertension. High blood pressure
is dangerous because it makes the heart
work harder than it should and contributes
to atherosclerosis (hardening of the arter-
ies).
If hypertension remains untreated, it
may lead to more serious health problems.
It increases the risk of heart disease and
stroke, the first and third-leading causes of
death among Americans.
High blood pressure also can result in
other conditions, such as congestive heart
failure, kidney disease, and blindness.
Risk Factors for Heart Disease
Risk factors are conditions or behav-
iors that increase your likelihood of devel-
oping a disease. When you have more than
one for heart disease, your risk greatly mul-
tiplies.
So if you have high blood pressure,
you need to take action. Fortunately, most
of the heart disease risk factors are largely
within your control.
High blood pressure affects about 50
million--- or one in four --- American
adults. Some people are more likely to
develop it than others. It is especially com-
mon among African Americans, who tend
to develop it earlier and more often than
whites.
Also, many Americans tend to develop
high blood pressure as they get older, but
hypertension is not a part of healthy aging.
About 60 percent of all Americans age 60
and older have high blood pressure.
Others at high risk of developing
hypertension are people who are over-
weight, those with a family history of high
blood pressure, and those with a high blood
pressure.
Blood Pressure Levels for Adults
For adults 18 and older who are not on
medicine for high blood pressure and do
not have a short-term serious illness.
Nutrition Management
Eat a well-balanced diet: eat a diet con-
taining a wide variety of fruits and vegeta-
bles, whole grains, low-fat dairy products,
lean meats, poultry and fish.
Eat a diet low in fat and sodium: eating
high fat foods can cause you to gain
weight. Foods high in sodium cause your
body to retain water. This increases the
amount of blood circulating in your arteries
and may result in a rise in blood pressure.
Loose weight, if overweight: Getting rid
of excess weight may help reduce blood
pressure levels.
Exercise regularly: exercising on a regular
basis helps your heart and blood vessels
function better.
Physical activity may also help you
lose weight. Avoid muscle-building activi-
ties such as weight lifting because they may
increase your blood pressure.
Other Management Tools
Have regular checkups: this way you will
always know whether or not your blood
pressure is under control.
Quit cigarette smoking: smoking causes
damage to blood vessels. It is also a major
risk factor for heart disease and stroke.
Take medication: When you are unable to
control your high blood pressure by follow-
ing the above suggestions, your doctor may
prescribe one or more medications to help
control it.
NutriCare
By
Gloria Bent,
MS, RD, CDN
Nutritionist
Questions & Comments:
Gloria.Bent@gmail.com
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J
amaica! Jamaica! To appropriateness the
country is out of order, it has been recent-
ly found that 40%, that’s almost half of the
Jamaican population suffer from some form
of personality disorder in gun running, drug
hustling, ‘bunning,’ kidnapping, raping,
senseless killings, even beheadings, among
other atrociousness.
Weh Buju deh, weh Kartel deh, weh
Anandi Lowe deh, weh Denroy Morgan deh,
weh Captain Barkey deh? Dem end up sad,
but what is even more sad is that is where a
great part of the country also deh.
Now, on the track some can run, but
that’s the thing only some, that still leave
behind some, the whole country split
between ‘Gully’ and ‘Gaza’, and in that
there is the cruel reality of ‘klans’ and ‘One-
Order,’ and other murderous gangs fighting
for border.
It has brought some fame, but the
dancehall with its core ghetto mentality to an
extent is to be blamed. In other countries
there is music that promotes violence, sexu-
al explicitness, disobeying the law and other
immoral and society breakdown teachings,
like Hip Hop,
Dancehall’s cousin in America, howev-
er the influence of Rap music in the U.S is
limited, relatively marginal to the ghettos
and not impacting all of the society, due to
certain implementations the country has in
place.
Jamaica on the other hand have the
Dancehall music culture against its progress.
Jamaica is too small – it’s not a society yet
that is advance in development to limit the
reach of the music.
Everyone in Jamaica listen to Dancehall
and the street mentality which it promotes is
not only practiced and glorified in Kingston,
but now is in all parishes, for example the
Gully and Gaza gang affiliation started in St.
Andrew just outside of the capital and in
Portmore, St. Catherine, respectively. Now
there are persons in all parishes who have
sworn their allegiance to either gang.
Jamaica is a nation with a thriving
underworld culture including the music that
glorifies things like illegal guns, killings,
drug trafficking and as of late demon wor-
shipping.
So as the people tend to opt to live the
lifestyle which Dancehall glorifies they go
and become murderers with illegal guns, and
drug sellers. Some join gangs and further
perpetuates violence while others orches-
trate different forms of illegal activities.
I am not saying Dancehall music is not
good overall, but given the reality of
Jamaica, the underworld culture and the
genre spreading of the ghetto mentality it
makes the country ripe for turmoil.
In Jamaica there are other ways where
the people way of doing things also stands in
the nation way.
Obviously, the country’s high murder
rate are attributed to the disorder in the
island and the sad truth that both men and
now increasingly women are giving ‘bun.’.
Yes, cheating is common to all of the
world, but in Jamaica it has been practiced
like it is a norm. .
Now, we all know the practice of cheat-
ing is self-destructive given sexually trans-
mitted diseases and the rage of jealousy
retaliation which can lead to death.
Moreover, there is the indiscipline fac-
tor which is common to most of Jamaican. A
lot of Jamaicans are indiscipline, and even
when some attain professional status they
don’t conform their attitude and behavior as
such.
The leaders of Jamaica have to do a
strict review of the country right now, to see
that there need to be implementations of per-
manent correction for the indiscipline mala-
dy of Jamaicans, and the growing connec-
tion between dancehall music, its culture
and the nation’s increasing ills.
Still, there is cause for guarded opti-
mism. For example, the number of infections
in newborns fell by 23% in 2009 and 2010,
compared with a 19% drop in the 6 years
from 2002 through 2008. In several countries
in sub-Saharan Africa, the most affected area
in the world, the number of new infections in
newborns has dropped by at least 40% from
the beginning of 2009 to the end of 2010.
On the other hand, while the pace is
picking up, it may still be too slow, according
to the New York-based advocacy group
AVAC. While there's plenty reasons for opti-
mism, there is already real cause for concern
that progress isn't quick enough, the group
said in an early summary of a report it plans
to release in time for World AIDS Day on
December 1.
"The year-on-year pace is not fast
enough," according to AVAC executive-
director Mitchell Warren. For instance, he
noted that the UNAIDS report says there
were 2.5 million new infections in 2011,
compared with 2.6 million in 2010. "There is
definitely progress but we are not yet on an
'end the epidemic trajectory.” Indeed, the
data is still a profile of a disease that is far
from beaten. It is as if for every step forward
there are three backwards.
For instance, the UN agency reported that, in
2009 and 2010:
•The number of people getting anti-HIV
treatment increased by 63% globally, and in
sub-Saharan Africa by 59%, reaching a
record 2.3 million people on the hard-hit con-
tinent.
•TB-related AIDS deaths fell by 13%,
largely owing to a 45% increase in the num-
ber of people with HIV/tuberculosis co-
infection getting antiretroviral treatment.
Overall, some 34 million people around
the world are living with HIV, the agency
reported, and about half don't know it. The
agency also noted that 2.5 million people
acquired HIV in 2011, down only slightly
from 2.6 million in 2010, and AIDS-related
deaths continued to fall, from 1.8 million in
2010 to 1.7 million in 2011.
Here in the United States there is cause
for optimism. “Science has brought the
world to the point where the end of AIDS –
though not necessarily HIV – is in sight,”
according to Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton. And, she added, "It is science that
will allow us to finish this job." To work
towards what the Secretary of State called
“an AIDS-free generation” she outlined a
five-point "blueprint" that she said will guide
the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS
Relief, or PEPFAR, in the next few years.
Central to the plan, Clinton said, is an
emphasis on evidence and science.
PEPFAR is the main U.S. weapon glob-
ally against the HIV/AIDS pandemic, with
outlays of more than $6.6 billion in fiscal
2012 for treatment and prevention of HIV. It
is also, arguably, the most successful U.S.
foreign policy initiative in decades. The
blueprint commits the U.S. to rapidly scale
up treatment and prevention programs.
New figures now show that in 2012, the
program directly supported antiretroviral
therapy for more than 5.1 million people –
twice the number who got therapy thanks to
PEPFAR in 2008.
Ms. Clinton noted that the blueprint also
says that PEPFAR money will increasingly
"go where the virus is" – marginalized
groups, such as sex workers, injection drug
users, and men who have sex with men.
Interestingly, while the pandemic is mainly
heterosexual in most parts of the world, in
the U.S. it remains very largely confined to
gay and bisexual men, and mainly in big
cities, according to new figures released by
the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
The CDC also reported that geographic
analysis of new infections in 2010 showed
that male-male sex was the main method the
HIV transmission:
• In 103 so-called metropolitan statisti-
cal areas – regions with at least 500,000 peo-
ple – male-male sex accounted for 62.1% of
all new infections
• In 263 smaller metropolitan areas –
with between 50,000 and 499,999 people –
male-male sex accounted for 56.1% of new
HIV diagnoses.
• And in 198 areas with fewer than
50,000 people, such contact accounted for
53.7% of all new infections.
Let me end by urging all of New York
City’s residents to get tested for HIV. I pay
tribute to the millions of people living with
HIV/AIDS in the United States and around
the world, and commemorate those who have
died. Let us recognize that HIV testing and
linkage to care can save lives. It is also
imperative that those organizations and agen-
cies at the forefront of the AIDS War contin-
ue to build on their successes.
I urge the Obama Administration to con-
tinue its commitment to AIDS research and
prevention efforts. In my view, this is the
only way that we can achieve the goal of an
AIDS-free generation and prevent transmis-
sion of the virus to millions of people.
[Senator John Llewllyn Sampson, Leader of the
Democratic Conference, was elected to the
New York State Senate in 1996. He represents
the 19th Senatorial District which encompass-
es Canarsie, East Flatbush, Parts of
Brownsville, Crown Heights, East New York,
portions of Old Mill Basin, Spring Creek
Towers, and parts of Midwood and Kensington
in Brooklyn.]
Reflections On
World AIDS Day
Battles Won; War Continues
Jamaica Is Under Seige
By Its Own Culture
A
s we mark another World AIDS Day and reflect on the progress made, so far, let us
remember that the war is not yet over even though we have won many battles. Yes,
progress in the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic is "quickening," says the United
Nations agency charged with fighting the AIDS pandemic. But millions of people con-
tinue to get infected yearly and millions more who need vital therapy still can't get it,
the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said in a recent report.
By
State Senator
John L.
Sampson
by
Fabian
Hamilton
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and often rent apartments without pro-
viding proof of their affiliation with a
licensed real estate brokerage entity.
Landlords and prospective tenants
must, at all times, demand a copy of the
license of the brokerage firm, a busi-
ness card with the name, address, and
telephone number of the brokerage
firm.
And most importantly, the agent
must show a NYS real estate picture
identification. Do not do business with
agents who cannot produce a NYS real
estate picture identification, do not pro-
vide them with apartment listings and
do not rent apartments from them.
A fraudulent real estate agent and
unlicensed agents will not produce any
of the above documents.
It is imperative that as landlords or
prospective tenants that you see and
confirm the validity of those documents
before listing your apartment or home
with an individual claiming to be a
licensed real estate agent.
Landlords and prospective tenants,
be aware!, unlicensed and unethical
real estate agents will find excuses for
not having a copy of the brokerage firm
license, and they will not be a willing to
produce a NYS real estate picture iden-
tification.
In order to be victorious against the
army of unlicensed agents and corrupt
agents, prospective tenants must
remember not to pay a fee to real estate
agents who cannot produce proof that
he/she is a licensed real estate broker.
The fee for services rendered must
be paid to a licensed broker, not to a
licensed agent.
In contrast, professional real estate
agents will readily produce proof of
their affiliation. They will be quick to
show their NYS real estate picture iden-
tification, and often, they will extend an
invitation to their customers and clients
to visit the brokerage firm principal of
branch office. The fraudulent agents
will do business in their car or on the
street.
Lets unite in the struggle against
fraud and deception in the real estate
business. Its time that we protect the
public against the ravages of so many
unethical and unlicensed real estate
agents.
-Realtors in the public interest.
REALTORS IN THE
PUBLIC INTEREST
By
CAROLYN B WATSON
Real Estate Broker
guru@realtyagent.com
Sponsored by
Hardley G. Blake, Licensed Real Estate Broker
BLAKE REALTY & MANAGEMENT COMPANY LTD
Sales • Rentals • Management
1006 E Gun Hill Road, Bronx, NY 10469
Tel: 718-881-1930 • Fax: 718-881-7700

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