The Elaine Bryan Foundation Invites Applications for Scholarships

first_imgThe Dr. Elaine Bryan Foundation is inviting applications from tertiary and high school students for scholarships to the Global Education Consultants Group (GECG) – Microsoft summer mentorship programme.The Foundation will be awarding 10 scholarships to the programme, which will see students visiting the Microsoft Office in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States.The scholarships will cover the cost of the programme, and includes meals and materials used.“All is required of the students is to write a short essay, just a page long, just so I can see who they helped before and I can see what their strengths are, how proud they are of being Jamaican. Talk about their plans to give back to Jamaica and that sort of thing. A group of us will look at the application and determine which one we will give funding to,” head of the Foundation, Dr. Elaine Bryan, said in a recent interview with JIS News.Interested applicants may download application forms hereEmail application along with essay to [email protected] deadline for submissions is June 17, 2017last_img read more

Canada led joint G7 statement condemning Russian aggression in Ukraine Freeland

first_imgBUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada has spearheaded a G7 foreign minister’s statement that jointly condemns Russian aggression in Ukraine and urges the release of detained naval crews.The joint communique says the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the High Representative of the European Union, are concerned about Russia’s actions against Ukraine in the Kerch Strait and surrounding waters.The leaders are urging restraint, respect for international law and prevention of further escalation.They are calling on Russia to release the detained crew and vessels and refrain from impeding lawful passage through the Kerch Strait.On Sunday the Russian coast guard open fired and seized three Ukrainian vessels, including 24 sailors whom Freeland called prisoners of war.The statement also says the G7 does not and will never recognize Russia’s illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula, and reaffirmed its support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.Canada is the president of the G7 until the end of 2018.The joint message comes two days after Russia announced it would deploy another battery of anti-aircraft missiles to the Crimean Peninsula, bolstering its hold on the region it seized from Ukraine in 2014.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

At Home With Avril Lavigne Whos Finally Back And Totally Ready to

first_imgIt’s all just so… grown-up, a categorization Lavigne had given a hard pass to as recently as her last album, 2013’s Avril Lavigne, where she insisted, in Peter Pan bangers like “Seventeen” and “Rock N Roll,” that we “still love it.” (“It” presumably referring to Lavigne’s penchant for lyrics about spontaneous day drinking.) Between then and the September drop of “Head Above Water,” we heard from Lavigne only a handful of times: when she popped up on Good Morning America in summer 2015 to say that she had been diagnosed with Lyme disease, when she got divorced from Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger later that year and when, in between those dual bummers, Taylor Swift brought her out in San Diego as part of the 1989 World Tour’s parade of admirable women, to perform her then-13-year-old debut single, “Complicated.” Lavigne says that at one point, she thought, Oh, I guess I’m done with making music. Avril Lavigne photographed on Aug. 13, 2018 in Los Angeles. Lavigne wears a Paul Smith sweater and What Katie Did tights. (David Needleman) Twitter The motherfucking princess is in her motherfucking castle.The princess is Avril Lavigne, who anointed herself on her 2007 No. 1 single “Girlfriend.” The castle — a Tudor home in an illustriously ZIP-coded L.A. neighborhood — is the only thing Lavigne has presided over since a tour that ended in 2014.A few weeks before the release of “Head Above Water,” her first single in four-and-a-half years, Lavigne sits under the cathedral-high ceiling of her home studio. It is the room where, over the course of her public absence, she recorded much of the album she plans to release in early 2019. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Lavigne’s many songs about partying — and the Jack Daniel’s lawn jockey who greeted me at the door — suggested that we’d wind up drinking whiskey, or at least the rosé her publicist suggested I bring. (Avril Lavigne drinks rosé?) But Lavigne is sipping Emergen-C-spiked electrolyte water, combating seasonal allergies. From her seat on a massive gray sectional (Avril Lavigne owns a sectional?), she reveals that she painted much of the art displayed in the expansive foyer and shows me the pink devotional journal gifted to her by her mother. Under the daily prayers topping each page are guitar tabs and ambitious to-do lists written in Lavigne’s bubbly handwriting: Complete album. Choose single. Shoot video. Dentist. Login/Register With:last_img read more