Magazine switches to Web edition

first_imgSaint Mary’s yearly literary magazine, “Chimes,” is getting a new look this year. Seniors Sarah Sheppard and Meghan Price, co-editors of “Chimes,” are now taking submissions and recruiting for the spring edition of the magazine, which will be published online only. Sheppard said will they accept submissions from any Saint Mary’s student no matter her major or area of study. The magazine began in 1892, according to the Cushwa-Leighton Library website. “We accept poetry, short stories, plays excerpts from novels or novellas; really anything fiction. There are art submissions too,” Sheppard said. Not all submissions are guaranteed to run in the magazine, Sheppard said. “Chimes” has an editorial board of 10 to 15 students that read over each submission and then discuss what pieces will go into the final edition. “We’ll have a meeting in November or December then we have two submission dates. One’s in the winter and one’s in the spring,” she said. The first submission date for students is Dec. 1, Sheppard said. In the past, the “Chimes” board has sifted through up to 60 pages of prose and poetry to narrow down and put together an edition. Previously, the publication has had a print version, but in order to accept more submissions, Sheppard said they have moved to creating only an online edition of “Chimes.” “That is the best part about switching over to online, we can print a lot more,” Sheppard said. Price said the final publication is e-mailed to alumnae and professors so the student work is more widely read. Students are not limited as to what they can send in to “Chimes,” but Sheppard said they generally only print two or three pieces from a single author. “We accept as many submissions as someone wants to send,” Sheppard said. Price said “Chimes” is still looking for students interested in editing as well as writing submissions. She added that she enjoyed seeing the creativity of Saint Mary’s students. “I got into ‘Chimes’ because I love editing and publishing,” Price said. “That is what I want to go into. It’s a great group of girls. Girls get into it and it’s really fun to read all the interesting things girls here write.”last_img read more

Kelsey Grammer Delays Return to Finding Neverland

first_imgKelsey Grammer, who had been set to resume the role of American producer Charles Frohman in Finding Neverland on September 15, has postponed his return. Anthony Warlow, who stepped in for Grammer in the Audience Choice Award-winning tuner on July 10, will now remain with the show at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre through September 27. A production spokesperson told that further information will be announced in the next fortnight.Directed by Diane Paulus and featuring a score by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy and a book by James Graham, Finding Neverland follows the story of J.M. Barrie (Matthew Morrison) and his relationship with the family of widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies (Laura Michelle Kelly). Llewelyn Davies’ children eventually became Barrie’s inspiration to write Peter Pan.Along with Morrison, Kelly and Warlow, the cast also includes Carolee Carmello, Teal Wicks, Alex Dreier, Hayden Signoretti, Noah Hinsdale, Hayden Signoretti, Christopher Paul Richards, Sawyer Nunes, Jackson Demott Hill and Aidan Gemme. Finding Neverland Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 View Comments Related Showslast_img read more

OECS Commission Facilitates Travel and Employment in Canada for 180 Nationals

first_imgBusinessLifestyleNewsRegional OECS Commission Facilitates Travel and Employment in Canada for 180 Nationals by: – May 14, 2020 Share Share Tweet 179 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Ongoing travel restrictions as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic have created challenges the world over. The Seasonal Agricultural Workers Programme (SAWP) is no exception, suffering significant setbacks since farmers have been unable to travel.Cognisant of the economic implications of a contracted programme and wary of the health risks of travelling, the OECS Commission – through its Eastern Caribbean Liaison Service (ECLS) – worked closely with the Foreign Agricultural Resource Management Services (FARMS), CanAg Travel Services, the Government of Canada and Sunwing Airlines to facilitate the safe passage of 180 OECS nationals to Canada, via a chartered flight, on Tuesday, 12 May 2020.Stringent COVID-19 ‘Health and Safety’ protocols were established prior to the departure of the workers. These protocols were implemented locally, by the respective Ministry of Labour, with support from the Ministry of Health and the Police force; and in Canada by the ECLS, in collaboration with Canadian authorities.The key Health and Safety protocols were as follows:Covid-19 testing prior to departure so that test results can be presented on arrival in Canada;Workers provided with travel kits containing face masks, disposable gloves and hand sanitiser;Workers to be quarantined for 14 days on arrival in Canada – WITH FULL PAY;Additional supplementary insurance to cover workers for all eventualities, including with COVID-19;Farm accommodations have been sanitised under the supervision of Canadian Health authorities and the ECLS; andEach farm has an appointed worker representative and is part of a WhatsApp group with the ECLS team in Canada with 24-hour hotline support.The OECS Commission via the ECLS, ensured that all 180 workers were welcomed and assisted on arrival in Canada, by the Head, ECLS, Mr. Olaf Fontenelle and the ECLS team – who will ensure the wellbeing of all OECS farm workers while employed in Canada.OECS Director General, Dr. Didacus Jules, commended all parties involved on the success of this initial charter flight stating,“Healthy multilateral collaboration between the OECS Commission, the Government of Canada and the Governments of participating OECS Member States made it possible for these seasonal agricultural workers to benefit from their annual contracts, at a time when OECS economies are most vulnerable and sustaining employment is essential.”“On behalf of the OECS Commission, I wish to thank the Canadian High Commission in Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago, the Foreign Agricultural Resource Management Services (FARMS), Global Affairs Canada and the Temporary Foreign Worker Directorate of the Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, for the valuable support provided to transition to work these 180 OECS workers on this initial charter flight – amid COVID-19. I also express gratitude to our Member States, recognising cooperation with Ministries of Labour, for diligently adhering to the stringent health and safety measures put in place for the wellbeing of all.”“Finally, I also wish to thank OECS farm workers for their continued commitment to the programme and their contribution to our economies.”last_img read more