Students Stage “One Unified Korea” Flash Mob

first_imgNews Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] News Facebook Twitter Students Stage “One Unified Korea” Flash Mob Young NK members just after staging a flash mob in Daehakro, Seoul on August 7th.  Image: Young NK News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest SHARE News 20 members from the Students Alliance forHuman Rights in North Korea [Young NK], staged a flash mob devoted to peace andunification on the Korean peninsula in the bustling university district ofDaehakro, Seoul on August 7th. The final event in a campaign launched on July29, the mob titled “One Unified Korea” aimed to boost public sentiment aboutunification issues facing the Koreas.Vice-president of Young NK Park Jeong In, asenior at Sungshin Women’s University, explained that the event urged people to“collaborate with defectors to achieve unification and disseminate accurateinformation about human rights in North Korea. She stressed that “we can’t justwait for unification to happen; the young generation needs to actively plan forit.”The organization hit most major cities inSouth Korea on the campaign trail, hosting a range of events including: a photoexhibition drawing attention to human rights in the North, selling handmadebracelets bearing messages of hope and unity, and North Korean cuisinetastings.Lack of information on North Koreanhuman rights in Korean Contemporary textbooks was among the criticism highlighted during the events; brochures were distributed urgingyoung people to take it upon themselves to see that these texts were revisedaccordingly.Senior Researcher at NK Net Kim Young Hwanspoke to a group of university students in Busan on August 5 as part of thecampaign. Kim spent 114 days detained in Chinese prison for engaging inactivities related to human rights in North Korea.“In reality, unification is going to be anagonizingly difficult process,” Kim said, drawing on a wealth of experiencein related matters. “It’s up to theyoung generation to make concerted efforts toward unification and improvinghuman rights in North Korea.” By Daily NK – 2014.08.08 11:20am last_img read more

NASAA issues investor advisory on virtual currency

first_img Bitcoin should face tough capital rules, Basel Committee says Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Investor protection,  CryptoassetsCompanies North American Securities Administrators Association New York attorney general secures receiver for crypto firm James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twittercenter_img Related news However, they are also increasingly controversial, it notes; particularly as one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges, MtGox, recently shut down after claiming to be the victim of hackers and losing more than $350 million of virtual currency. Yet, despite the rising controversy, NASAA says, “virtual currency may find its way into your e-wallet.” And so, it warns investors that virtual currency is subject to minimal regulation, it is susceptible to cyber-attacks, and there may be no recourse should the virtual currency disappear. These accounts are not covered by deposit insurance, and they may be unsuitable for most investors due to their volatility, it also warns. “Investors in virtual currency will be highly reliant upon unregulated companies that may lack appropriate internal controls and may be more susceptible to fraud and theft than regulated financial institutions,” it says. Additionally, NASAA notes that investors will have to rely upon the strength of their own computer security to prevent theft. “Unlike traditional currency, these alternatives typically are not backed by tangible assets, are not issued by a governmental authority and are subject to little or no regulation,” said Andrea Seidt, NASAA president and Ohio Securities Commissioner. “The value of virtual currencies is highly volatile and the concept behind the currency is difficult to understand even for sophisticated financial experts,” Seidt said. “Investors should be aware that investments that incorporate virtual currency present very real risks.” The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) issued an investor advisory Tuesday warning about the risks of trading in and using virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin. NASAA notes that the virtual currency, which includes digital and crypto-currency are gaining popularity, as growing numbers of merchants, businesses and other organizations are starting to accept Bitcoin in lieu of traditional currency. How should banks allocate capital for crypto?last_img read more

TSX suffers triple-digit loss amid backdrop of China worries

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The Toronto stock market suffered a triple-digit loss Monday as commodities prices mostly fell amid continuing worries over slowing growth in China. The S&P/TSX composite index dropped 136.35 points to 15,129, after closing down 200 points on Friday. Base metals, gold and energy were among the heaviest weights on the Toronto exchange. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector The Canadian dollar lost 0.70 of a cent to 90.65 cents US against a strengthening U.S. dollar. U.S. markets were also in negative territory with the Dow Jones industrials down 107.06 points to 17,172.68. The Nasdaq fell 52.10 points to 4,527.69 and the S&P 500 index lost 16.11 points to 1,994.29. Craig Fehr, a Canadian market strategist at Edward Jones, said it was time for investors to prepare for a return to volatility on markets. “We’ve been in an environment for the past couple of years where volatility has been well below average and I think that even with the return to a normal type of market volatility or fluctuations it is going to be a little bit of an adjustment for investors who didn’t have to deal with that … for a couple of years,” Fehr said from St. Louis. “Investors should reposition their portfolios . . .(amid) expectations for higher volatility.” Traders are looking ahead to the latest Chinese economic growth data with the release Tuesday of HSBC’s gauge on China’s manufacturing. The report is expected to show renewed weakness in the world’s second-largest economy amid a recent spate of soft data. If the index falls near or below 50, it would indicate that China’s manufacturing is barely growing or possibly even contracting. In economic news, fewer Americans bought homes in August as investors retreated from real estate and first-time buyers remained scarce. The National Association of Realtors says sales of existing homes fell 1.8 per cent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.05 million last month. That snaps a four-month streak of gains with August sales down from a July rate of 5.14 million. The decline came from the exodus of investors who had been buying properties in the aftermath of the housing bust and recession. Overall, the pace of home sales has dropped 5.3 per cent year over year. Commodities were mixed with December copper fading five cents to US$3.04 a pound and the November crude contract dipped 78 cents to US$90.87 a barrel. December gold bullion added $1.30 to US$1,217.90 an ounce. In corporate news, BlackBerry (TSX:BB) plans to sell its new Passport smartphone for US$599 without a wireless carrier contract in the U.S., about $50 to $250 cheaper than various models of the iPhone 6 and Samsung’s Galaxy S4 currently on shelves. The price could give BlackBerry an advantage as it works to secure large orders of the device from corporate customers and plans to sell the phone at wireless stores. Canadian prices for the BlackBerry Passport haven’t been officially released. Shares in BlackBerry gained 16 cents to $12.05 on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Meanwhile, oil and gas company Veresen Inc. (TSX:VSN) says it’s spending more than US$1.4 billion to buy a stake in a U.S. pipeline, which it says will bolster plans to ship natural gas from a proposed terminal in Oregon. The Calgary-based company says it’ll be buying a 50 per cent stake in the Ruby pipeline system from Global Infrastructure Partners. The Ruby pipeline runs nearly 1,100 kilometres from Wyoming to Oregon and has the potential to ship up to two billion cubic feet per day of gas. Its shares lost 26 cents to close at $17.17.center_img Linda Nguyen TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March Keywords Marketwatch Related newslast_img read more

Canadian PM Arrives in Island for Working Visit

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Canada’s Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston on Sunday (April 19) for a two-day working visit.Prime Minister Harper travelled to Jamaica from the three-day Summit of the Americas, which ended on April 19 in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.He arrived in the company of Prime Minister the Hon. Bruce Golding, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Hon. Dr. Kenneth Baugh, who also attended the Summit.A high level Government delegation, inclusive of members of the Cabinet was on hand to welcome the visiting Canadian Prime Minister and greet Mr. Golding and Dr. Baugh.Prime Minister Bruce Golding (right) makes a point to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on their arrival at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston Sunday night (April 19). The Prime Ministers travelled by special aircraft from the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago, which concluded on April 19. The Canadian Prime Minister, who is in the island for a two-day working visit, will address a special session of Parliament on April 20.Prime Minister Harper will address a special joint sitting of Parliament on Monday (April 20) and he is expected to hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Golding on a range of issues including the global economic crisis, the impending negotiations toward a free trade agreement between CARICOM and Canada, and Canada’s assistance in the implementation of the Justice Reform Programme.During his visit, Prime Minister Harper will also pay courtesy calls on Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Dr. Patrick Allen and the Leader of the Opposition, Portia Simpson Miller.He will tour the Jamaica Military Air School, which receives funding from the Canadian Government, and will meet with Jamaican/Canadian business leaders at a working luncheon. He will also participate in a signing ceremony for the Justice Undertakings for Social Transformation (JUST) project.Prime Minister Harper departs the island on Tuesday afternoon (April 21). RelatedCanadian PM Arrives in Island for Working Visit Canadian PM Arrives in Island for Working Visit Official VisitsApril 19, 2009 RelatedCanadian PM Arrives in Island for Working Visitcenter_img RelatedCanadian PM Arrives in Island for Working Visit Advertisementslast_img read more

NWA Repairing Roads in Portland

first_imgNWA Repairing Roads in Portland TransportSeptember 30, 2009 RelatedNWA Repairing Roads in Portland RelatedNWA Repairing Roads in Portland RelatedNWA Repairing Roads in Portlandcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The National Works Agency (NWA) is conducting a programme of road repairs in sections of Portland, as it pursues its mandate of development and maintenance of roadways throughout the country.The programme involves the rehabilitation of 1.3 kilometres of roadway between Port Antonio and Hectors River, and 8,500 metres square of sheet patching to other sections of the same corridor.The project which began on Tuesday (September 22), is being carried out by the special projects section of the NWA, and is expected to last for three months.Speaking to the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), during an interview on Tuesday (September 29), Senior Community Relations Officer of the NWA, Collin Morrison, said special emphasis will be placed on sections of the roadway in the communities of Fair Prospect, Blue Hole, Drapers and Long Bay, which are in a bad state of disrepair.He said the project is being carried out simultaneously with the work being done to rehabilitate the roadway in the area, and to repair the Alligator Church Bridge at Seaman’s Valley.Also speaking to the JIS was NWA Special Projects officer, Desmond Robe, who said that repairs being conducted are in continuation of the improvements resulting from the completion of segment three of the Northern Coastal Highway. Advertisementslast_img read more

ACT Public Health Emergency extended 18 May

first_imgACT Public Health Emergency extended 18 May Minister for Health Rachel Stephen-Smith has announced a further extension of the ACT Public Health Emergency for 90 days, effective until 16 August 2021.The decision to extend the Public Health Emergency has been made based on advice provided by the ACT Health Chief Health Officer and recognises that COVID-19 poses an ongoing risk to the ACT community.The extension of the emergency declaration enables the Chief Health Officer to continue to take appropriate action, or give any direction, necessary to protect the health and safety of Canberrans.While we remain in a good position in the ACT, it is likely we will continue to see cases and clusters of COVID-19 across the country. Extending the Public Health Emergency Declaration ensures the Chief Health Officer can continue to take action in response to potential outbreaks.As more Canberrans become eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination, our focus will be on increasing capacity and improving operations for the vaccine roll out.The ACT Government will continue to work with the Commonwealth Government and other healthcare providers to ensure we can deliver a safe, effective and accessible COVID-19 vaccine program in the ACT.As restrictions continue to ease across the country and with more people travelling, we must not be complacent.We must continue to practise the COVID safe behaviours that have become so familiar to us – keep your physical distance where possible, practice good hand hygiene, stay home if you are unwell and get tested for any COVID-19 symptoms. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Act, ACT Government, Australia, Canberra, commonwealth, community, covid-19, Emergency, Government, health, health and safety, healthcare, public health, Safety, vaccination, vaccinelast_img read more

Cairns Hospital Emergency Department expansion fast tracked by six months

first_imgCairns Hospital Emergency Department expansion fast tracked by six months Minister for Health and Ambulance Services The Honourable Yvette D’AthThe $26.4 million Cairns Hospital emergency department expansion will be fast tracked, with construction works now set to commence as early as September.Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said the accelerated works schedule would deliver an expanded ED six months earlier than originally planned.“We’re fast tracking our expansion of the Cairns Hospital ED to tackle the growing demand for local health services,” she said.“Importantly, the existing ED will remain online throughout construction, which has been planned to ensure minimal disruption to service delivery.“I want to acknowledge the efforts of the Member for Cairns Michal Healy, who has been such a staunch advocate for this project.Member for Cairns Michael Healy said:“A project manager has already been appointed and it’s all systems go to kickstart construction in September.“As a result, the expanded ED is now expected to be delivered six months ahead of schedule.“I can’t wait to see works get underway to deliver an improved ED to cater to the ever-increasing demand for emergency care in Cairns.“This ED expansion is about strengthening the local health network to respond to the future health needs of the community.”The Cairns Hospital ED expansion will deliver:additional treatment and resuscitation bays;an additional procedure room to treat and discharge less-critical patients;six additional treatment spaces;partial refurbishment of some existing clinical areas; andrefurbishment of the resuscitation area, waiting room and X-ray facilities. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Cairns, community, Emergency, emergency care, emergency department, future, Government, health, health minister, health services, hospital, Internet, Minister, online, project, QLD, Queensland, treatmentlast_img read more

Audi designer suggests wheel size has peaked, but GM thinks 26-inchers coming

first_img So who do you think will come out right in these forecasts? Will consumers heed the German’s logic, and stop wheel sizes at 23 inches; or will we take the donk route the American suggests and make Bigfoot-sized wheels commonplace?Do you think new car wheels are destined to get bigger than they are now?Nah, I think we’ve hit about the biggest practical size at this pointThere are definitely 26-inch rims in our future—people love bling!VoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comTake Our Poll See More Videos New Corvette C8 will ditch the chrome wheels Michelin and GM want to run airless tires in five years“We’re headed towards 24- and 26-inch wheels,” General Motors design boss Michael Simcoe predicted while speaking on the Brembo Red podcast. He also mentioned that 18- and 19-inch wheels are now considered small by modern standards.Concept cars are all drawn with almost comically large wheels in the first place, so it was only natural we’d see them finally make it into the production versions. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Trending Videos But wheels larger than 23 inches “make no sense,” Audi design boss Marc Lichte told Motor Authority last week. “Package wise, I would say this is definitely close to the limit.”Ask GM, however, and it’ll say 23-inch wheels are just the start.RELATED The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTScenter_img When it comes to vehicle wheels, bigger is almost certainly better. Better handling and better looks is a good enough reason for large-diameter wheels on almost any vehicle, but how big is too big? According to Audi, we’ve almost reached critical mass already.The latest Audi vehicles all come with huge wheels — a set of gigantic 23-inch units, in fact, can be found on the RS Q8.The A6 has optional 21-inch rims, and the 2020 RS 6 Avant is available with 22-inch wheels as an option. RELATED TAGSAudiLuxuryLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canada advertisement Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Peterson Taps Metropolitan State’s Sallye McKee As First CU-Boulder Vice Chancellor For Diversity, Equity And Community Engagement

first_imgSallye McKee, associate to the president for institutional diversity at Metropolitan State College of Denver, has been named the first vice chancellor for diversity, equity and community engagement at the University of Colorado at Boulder. McKee will assume her duties as vice chancellor at CU-Boulder on Aug. 15. She is the first vice chancellor for diversity, equity and community engagement on campus in a position designed to bolster CU-Boulder’s commitment to diversity and to enhance and expand program offerings and services formerly coordinated by the associate vice chancellor for diversity and equity. McKee said she “is honored and delighted to join the flagship campus as the first vice chancellor for diversity, equity and community engagement and I look forward to working with the campus community to focus and enhance our diversity effort.” “In the area of diversity, I believe people are our greatest asset, and during my interviews, I was reminded that the Boulder campus continues to have a wealth of human capital,” she said. Chancellor G.P. “Bud” Peterson said of McKee, “Sallye brings the vision, track record and energy we need to unify and focus our diversity efforts at the University of Colorado at Boulder. I was impressed with her experience, candor and commitment to diversity, and I am looking forward to her joining us and being an advocate for, and manager of, our overall diversity efforts.” Phil DiStefano, provost and executive vice chancellor, said, “Sallye McKee brings a wealth of experience in the area of diversity to this new leadership position. As the former director of the Minority Arts and Sciences program, Sallye understands the importance of providing a welcoming and supportive climate for students of color on the Boulder campus. Her experience working with faculty, department chairs and deans will be a tremendous asset to our goal of recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty.” Jim Williams, dean of University Libraries at CU-Boulder and chair of the search committee that reviewed candidates for the position, said, “Sallye is a consummate academic professional who has built her career on the issues and challenges associated with organizational consciousness, intercultural awareness, community-building, diverse populations and inclusion. Speaking on behalf of the search committee as chair, we are delighted about Sallye’s appointment,” Williams said. McKee will be responsible for engaging and leading faculty, staff, students and external campus constituencies in initiatives and programs that support diversity in all of its forms. As a member of Chancellor Peterson’s cabinet, McKee will ensure that diversity-related issues are key considerations in budgetary, administrative, academic and governance decisions. She will work collaboratively with the deans, department chairs, senior level staff, student groups and the greater university community to develop, implement and assess strategies. She will collaboratively develop activities and programs for increasing and enhancing faculty, student and staff diversity, as well as enhancing the campus environment for diversity. She also will develop outreach and partnership programs with local and state constituent groups to create a welcoming campus environment. McKee has held professional appointments in the broad area of diversity at East Carolina University, University of Minnesota, University of Denver, Bowling Green University and from 1993 to 1996 at CU-Boulder. At Metropolitan State College, McKee has been responsible for development of the first campuswide office to enhance diversity with special emphasis on faculty recruitment and retention, improving campus climate and attaining institutional designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution. She also worked with Metro’s Office of Academic Affairs, among others, to enhance the Target Opportunity Program designed to increase diversity among the faculty; expanded funding for the Diversity Initiatives Program to enhance diversity; coordinated with campus departments to develop a campus climate project for improving the professional relationships between male and female employees in the Division of Information Technology; and worked with campus offices to design a campuswide pilot project to launch multidisciplinary learning communities. McKee received her bachelor’s degree in French and secondary education with honors from Morris Brown College, her master’s degree in elementary education from the University of Chicago and her doctorate in curriculum and instruction/educational psychology from the University of Minnesota. Other finalists for the vice chancellor position included Paulette Granberry Russell, senior adviser to the president for diversity at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich., and Thomas Windham, senior adviser for Science and Engineering Workforce at the National Science Foundation’s Office of the Director in Arlington, Va. A reception welcoming McKee to campus will be hosted by Chancellor Peterson at a date to be announced, and a campuswide open house to introduce McKee to faculty, staff and students will be announced in September. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Aug. 2, 2007 last_img read more

Philanthropist Ruby Martin Awarded CD

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen on Wednesday (May 19), conferred Jamaica’s fifth highest national award, the Order of Distinction (Commander Class) on outstanding philanthropist, Ruby Martin, during a brief ceremony at King’s House.A small gathering of family members and close friends and dignitaries, headed by Prime Minister, Hon. Bruce Golding, attended the brief ceremony held at King’s House.The conferment of the honour was under the advice of the Prime Minister, and is in accordance with the provisions of the Regulations, 3, 4, 6 and 15 of the National Honours and Awards (Order of Distinction) Regulations.Their Excellencies, the Governor-General the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen (right) and Lady Allen (left), share a light moment with Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding, during the special investiture ceremony for the conferment of the Order of Distinction (Commander Class) on philanthropist, Ruby Martin, at King’s House on Wednesday (May 19). Sharing the moment at second right is Glynn Manley, widow of late former Prime Minster, Michael Manley. The award, which is the nation’s fifth highest, was conferred on Mrs. Martin, widow of late Custos Rotulorum of St. Andrew, Dr. John Martin, for her outstanding work with the Ward Theatre Foundation and the Maxfield Park Children’s Home. She was previously awarded the Order of Distinction (Officer Class).The attendant Proclamation, which was read by Chief of State Protocol, Ambassador Elinor Sherlock, stated that the award, effective as at May 12, 2010, was in recognition of Mrs. Martin’s “charitable work at both the Maxfield Park Children’s Home, and the Ward Theatre Foundation.”A founding member of the Ward Theatre Foundation, which was established in 1989, Mrs. Martin first served as a member of the board, and rose to become chairperson, the position she currently holds.Mrs. Martin was chairperson of the Maxfield Park Children’s Home in St. Andrew for two decades, making a difference in the lives and hearts of youngsters at the institution during her tenure, which ended in 2007.Prime Minister Golding, in expressing gratitude to Mrs. Martin for her contributions, noted that she, “more than any other person, has kept the dream of the Ward (Theatre) alive.”Prime Minister, Hon. Bruce Golding (left), converses with philanthropist, Ruby Martin, after she was conferred with the Order of Distinction (Commander Class) by Governor-General, His Excellency, the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, during a brief investiture ceremony at King’s House on Wednesday (May 19). The award, which is the nation’s fifth highest, was conferred on Mrs. Martin, widow of late Custos Rotulorum of St. Andrew, Dr. John Martin, for her outstanding work with the Ward Theatre Foundation and the Maxfield Park Children’s Home. She was previously awarded the Order of Distinction (Officer Class).“I believe we owe it to you to ensure that your own dreams of a restored Ward Theatre, not just back to the glory of its glorious past, but to become part of the glory of the present and the future (are realised). If for no other reason, than (that) we owe it to you for the work you have done,” he said.Mr. Golding described as “tremendous” Mrs. Martin’s efforts at bringing about a “new level of care and concern” for youngsters at Maxfield Park.He pointed out that her input was not “just to supervise the administration of a government facility but to demonstrate that, even though it is a government facility.it can be a home that can nurture and mould those young lives.“I know the passion with which you attended your job as chairman of the Maxfield Park Children’s Home, and I want to thank you for that,” Mr. Golding stated.Mrs. Martin is the widow of former Custos Rotulorum for St. Andrew, Dr. John Martin. She was previously awarded the Order of Distinction (Officer Class). RelatedPhilanthropist Ruby Martin Awarded CD RelatedPhilanthropist Ruby Martin Awarded CD Advertisementscenter_img RelatedPhilanthropist Ruby Martin Awarded CD Philanthropist Ruby Martin Awarded CD Governor GeneralMay 19, 2010last_img read more