CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceIf there is a more homely, avert-your-gaze, hide-the-children rivalry trophy in college sports than the Paul Bunyan trophy, I’ve yet to see it.The unsettling expression. The fright-wig beard. Hands on hips and leaning back as if about to…Let’s just say the prize was fitting given the competitive exercise: Michigan vs. Michigan State. They were still talking about Saturday’s inelegant game on Monday. (And not just …
Young readers from the Soweto’s Nal’ibali reading club, Mighty Stars, to place the first copies of the magazine in the seat pockets of an SAA aeroplane. (Image: Nal’ibali)South African Airways (SAA) and the Nal’ibali reading for enjoyment campaign have joined forces once again to produce a second edition of their Story Power magazine to continue inspiring a love of reading among young South Africans.To mark the publication of the new magazine, the partners invited young readers from the Soweto Nal’ibali reading club, Mighty Stars, to place the first copies of the magazine in the seat pockets of an SAA aeroplane.“The 2014 Nal’ibali edition proved so popular among children and their caregivers that the partners will once again be offering young travellers a brand-new story written by a local author, fun literacy activities and ideas for parents to help keep their children reading over the holiday period,” said Musa Zwane, general manager shareholder.“In addition, little listeners will also be able to enjoy Nal’ibali audio stories as part of SAA’s in-flight entertainment schedule on regional flights.”THE POWER OF WORDSThe audio stories, together with the magazine, form part of Nal’ibali’s Story Power drive, created in the hope of getting books into the hands of as many South Africans as possible. “Research shows that children who read regularly and for enjoyment perform better at school in all subjects, including science and maths,” says Jade Jacobsohn, Nal’ibali’s managing director.“Reading and sharing stories is something all families can do – especially during the school holidays, which is the perfect time to start a storytelling tradition at home.”To further encourage the children to continue with their reading routines, SAA Chief Captain Sifuso Masuku reminded them of the importance of reading and how it could help shape their dreams, as it did for his own dreams.Poet Natalia Molebatsi also demonstrated how she put the power of words to use by sharing some of her work and engaging the children in an interactive poetry performance.THE STORY CONTINUESNal’ibali offers children access to an array of online resources such as literacy-building tips and a selection of stories in their home languages.Those looking to make use of these resources can visit Nal’ibali’s website or its mobile site.
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Cabinet has approved the implementation of a prescribed annual fee to replace the existing customs duty, customs user fee, environment levy, and General Consumption Tax (GCT) charges on Jamaican registered yachts. Speaking at Wednesday’s (December 19) Jamaica House Media Briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, said the decision to institute an annual fee is aimed at “stimulating nautical tourism and yacht registration in Jamaica.” “It will also enhance the competitiveness of the Jamaican Shipping Registry by encouraging the registration of pleasure crafts and facilitating home porting in Jamaica,” the Minister argued, while pointing out that only about eight per cent of the 100 yachts berthed in Jamaica are locally registered. She also advised that yachts below 25 feet in length will not be required to pay registration or safety inspection fees, for the first two years, after being landed. Senator Falconer said Cabinet approved the introduction of a cruising permit fee, under the Shipping Act, to be paid by visiting foreign registered yachts. Drafting instructions, she said, are to be given to the Chief Parliamentary Counsel to amend the relevant legislation to effect the recommendations. On another matter, the Minister said Cabinet has approved a contract, valued at $154 million, to Chung’s Catering Services Limited for the provision of lunch to the staff of the Bank of Jamaica (BoJ). The contract, she informed, will run for three years, from December 2012 to November 2015 and forms part of a “longstanding contract obligation” between the bank and the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU), which represents employees at the institution, to provide members of staff with daily subsidized meals.