ARTS as Free Treatment for Grieving, Homeless Youth (WATCH)

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWhether a teen is struggling with grief after a family death, or a life-changing diagnosis or homelessness, the ARTS program gives them a world of their own to adjust and grow through trouble. ARTS stands for A Reason To Survive, and those reasons include dance, music, painting, poetry, knitting, sculpting or anything creative.It was started by a man, Matt D’Arrigo, whose mother and sister were both diagnosed with cancer when he was a young man. Painting in his room brought positive transformation and he later found his calling — helping others to get the same sort of therapy when they need it most. By providing direct service free of charge to youth across San Diego county, including arts education, and college & career preparation, the ARTS program has transformed more than 2500 young people in California.(WATCH the video below from TODAY)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Extended lay off for 20 Public Works employees

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share LocalNews Extended lay off for 20 Public Works employees by: Dominica Vibes News – August 12, 2015center_img 428 Views   no discussions Share Public Works Corporation employees protesting (file photo)Just when twenty (20) employees of the Public Works Corporation were getting set to return to work after a five week lay-off period, employees have been told that this break is not over yet. The employees were laid off on Wednesday 1st July 2015, as the company announced a cash flow problem. General Secretary of the Public Works Corporation, the union, representing staff Thomas Letang announced last week that the employees would return to work on Wednesday 13th August 2015.However on Wednesday, one day before the employees were to resume duty, they were issued with a second letter informing of an extended layoff period. The letter, which was signed by acting general manager of the PWC, Edward Labassiere, was issued to all 20 employees on Wednesday 12 August 2015. It reads:“The board has reviewed the situation at the Public Works Corporation and has concluded that the unsustainability of the Corporation remains the same. In this regard, a decision has been taken to continue your temporary lay-off. The Corporation regrets having to take such a decision as this point in time. The Corporation wishes to assure you that the situation will remain under review and if there is any change which may allow the situation to recall, you will be informed accordingly”. The board of directors of the Corporation met with union officials and three shop stewards who are also among laid off employees to discuss their status on Tuesday 11 August. However one employee who chose to remain anonymous described the meeting with the board as fruitful.The employee told Vibes news on Wednesday that the latest letter informing of an extended lay off with no return date comes as a shock since no hints were given at Tuesday’s meeting. The twenty employees are to meet with their union on Thursday morning to discuss their next course of action. Public Works Corporation owes years of social security contribution on behalf of staff and wages to employees.last_img read more

Transfer Talk: Lafferty Rangers-bound, Roberts to Girona

first_imgKyle Lafferty’s potential move to Rangers is back on, by the sounds of it.According to reports, the Ibrox outfit have reopened transfer talks with their Tynecastle counterparts over the Northern Irish striker following his match-winning display against Celtic.Rangers are said to be confident of getting a move for Lafferty over the line within the next 48 hours, despite Hearts reportedly holding out for £750,000 after an opening offer of £200,000 was turned down.Elsewhere, Patrick Roberts has been heavily linked with a third loan stint at Celtic but it looks like the Hoops are to miss out on the Man City winger this time around. Roberts is instead expected to join La Liga outfit Girona for the season.last_img read more