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Thousands to Participate in NYS Summer Programme

first_imgSome 3,750 spaces are available for secondary and tertiary students between 17 and 24 years of age to participate in the National Youth Service (NYS) Summer Programme 2013.The programme was officially launched by Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, at a press briefing on Wednesday, April 3, at the NYS offices on Collins Green Avenue, in Kingston.The Minister urged participants in the programme to make good use of the opportunity.“There are not a lot of resources floating around right now in the public service, but the Government is committed to making sure that whatever resources we have, we are focused on youth development in particular areas, as well as children,” Miss Hanna said.Successful applicants in the programme will be placed with public and private sector organisations for a three-week internship period, either in July or August. They will be paid a small stipend of $12,000 for the period to assist with expenses for travelling and meals.Some $57 million has been allocated for the 2013 programme, with 75 per cent of the sum going directly to the participants. At least 10 per cent of the figure to be placed will be persons with disabilities.For her part, Chairman of the Board of the NYS, Maureen Webber, also urged the participants to make good use of the opportunity being offered to them.“It is important for persons who are applying to understand that they are coming in for a work opportunity, and they need to be focused and committed,” she said.Applicants should submit a completed application form with photograph attached; identification, such as Passport, National Identification Card, Driver’s Licence or School Identification Card; Birth Certificate; and Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN) to the NYS office in their parish by April 26.Preference will be given to individuals with three or more Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) subjects.Applicants who satisfy the eligibility criteria will be invited to attend an interview. Selected participants will be informed and invited to an orientation session. They will also be invited to open a bank account, if they do not currently possess an account. The orientation is intended to reinforce the importance of strong work ethics and prepare participants to function effectively in a work environment.During placement, it is expected that participants will practise the values taught during the orientation process and gain meaningful experience, while appreciating the concept of voluntarism.By Latonya Linton, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

International Womens Media Foundation Presents 2013 Courage In Journalism Awards

first_imgChristiane Amanpour (CNN) and Cynthia McFadden (ABC News) will co-host the 2013 Courage in Journalism and Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented by the International Women’s Media Foundation.For the past 22 years, the IWMF Courage in Journalism Awards have honored women journalists who show extraordinary strength of character and integrity while reporting the news under dangerous or difficult circumstances. The IWMF Lifetime Achievement Award is given each year to a woman journalist whose determination has paved the way for others in the news media. Including this year’s award winners, 78 journalists have won Courage Awards, and 22 journalists have been honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards.This year’s Awards honorees are Najiba Ayubi, Director, The Killid Group, Afganistan; Nour Kelze, Photographer, Reuters, Syria; and Bopha Phorn, Reporter, The Cambodian Daily, Cambodia. First black female editor in Zimbabwe Edna Machirori will be honored with the IWMF Lifetime Achievement Award. Bank of America Global Strategy and Marketing officerAnne Finucane will receive the inaugural IWMF Leadership Award.George Stephanopoulos (ABC News, Good Morning America), Norah O’Donnell (CBS This Morning), Gwen Ifill (PBS NewsHour) and Judy Woodruff (PBS NewsHour) will present awards. Expected to attend are Marie Claire’s Anne Fulenwider as the event Chair, as well as Robin Roberts (Good Morning America), Connie Chung (ABC News), JuJu Chang (ABC News), Paula Zahn (PBS’s SundayArts), Kate Bolduan (CNN’s New Day), Jill Abramson (The New York Times), Deborah Turness(President, NBC News), Debra Shriver (VP and Chief Communications Officer, Hearst Corporation), Martha Nelson (Editor-In-Chief, Time Inc.), Kim St. Clair Bodden (Senior Vice President/Editorial Director, Hearst Magazines), Pamela Fiori (Editor-At-Large, Hearst Magazines), Deborah Roberts (ABC News), Deborah Lloyd (President, Kate Spade), Matt Winkler (Editor-In-Chief, Bloomberg News), Abigail Disney (Filmmaker and Philanthropist), Tracey Zabar (author) and more.Founded in 1990 by a group of prominent U.S. women journalists, the International Women’s Media Foundation is a Washington-based organization that is dedicated to strengthening the role of women journalists worldwide. The IWMF believes the news media are not truly free and representative without the equal voice of women. The IWMF celebrates the courage of women journalists who overcome threats and oppression to speak out on global issues. The IWMF’s programs empower women journalists with the training, support and network to become leaders in the news industry.WHEN: Wednesday, October 23, 2013WHERE: Cipriani 42nd Street 110 East 42nd Street, New York Citylast_img read more

Electronic Monitoring of persons with Restraining Orders

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, August 22, 2017 – Kingston – National Security Minister, Hon. Robert Montague, says electronic monitoring is to be introduced for persons who are the subject of Restraining Orders.  Mr. Montague informed that his Ministry is in discussion with a supplier to procure the equipment.The Minister explained that once the Restraining Order is executed against a perpetrator, that person will be fitted with the electronic bracelet, while the victim will be given a transponder.“If that person comes within the limit of 100 yards from (the victim), the transponder will go off and beep and it will send off a signal to the (monitoring) centre, which will call the perpetrator and tell him to step back,” he said.Mr. Montague was addressing the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by his Ministry, the Jamaica Constabulary Force and the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, to have more police recruits trained by the institution.   The same technology will also be used for those persons who are on bail and those on early release from prison.“Up to March this year, some 143 persons who were on bail were also charged for murder while being on bail.   We’re going to enter into some discussions with the Ministry of Justice that, for some categories of crimes, the persons on bail should wear an electronic bracelet as a condition of their bail,” he said.The Minister also indicated that some 400 members of the JCF have been trained in domestic-violence prevention.last_img read more

Patrice Evra explains his strange Instagram video

first_imgThe former Manchester United and Juventus defended posted a video “sucking a raw chicken” and spanking it in front of the cameraFrench footballer Patrice Evra has explained his bizarre Instagram video where he sucked a raw chicken and spanked it in front of the camera.“Yesterday I posted a video and it went wild, it went crazy,” Evra said today as quoted by Football Italia.“It was just for Thanksgiving. Some people find it funny, some people find it weird, some people find it disgusting. We’re all different thank God.”“I just cuddled, I just kissed the meat. Yeah, I went too far when I sucked the toes of the chicken… it was a bit nasty, nasty,” he added.edwin van der sarReport: Van der Sar staying at Ajax for now George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Edwin van der Sar will not be leaving Ajax to take up a job at Manchester United.In the last few days, one bookmaker suspended…last_img read more

Avengers Endgame hurtles past Avatar in US now No 2 movie of

first_img Share your voice Tags Top 5 things Avengers: Endgame sets up for the future TV and Movies This means Endgame is sailing past Avatar’s $761 million in domestic ticket sales and taking the No. 2 spot here, behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which is still No. 1 domestically with $937 million in the box office sales.Worldwide, Endgame has now sold an estimated $2.6 billion in tickets, including $76.2 million this weekend. But Avatar still reigns at No. 1 with $2.79 billion in ticket sales globally.Disney, by the way, owns all three franchises, so we know who the real winner is. 26 Photos Watch out, Avatar. Here they come. Marvel Studios Fans are still waiting for Avengers: Endgame to inevitably snap Avatar’s record as the No. 1 movie of all time worldwide. But this weekend, Endgame has taken another step toward that milestone, racing past Avatar’s ticket sales domestically.According to box office estimates and Disney, Endgame will take in $29.4 million domestically — as in the US and Canada — at the end of its fourth weekend for a total of $770.8 million in domestic ticket sales.center_img 0 Post a comment 2:58 Now playing: Watch this: How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right orderlast_img read more

OC withdrawn for taking bribe

first_imgMap of ChuadangaAn officer-in-charge (OC) of Damurhuda police station was withdrawn to Chuadanga district’s police lines on Monday following various allegations including taking bribe from drug traders.Several allegations were filed against OC Akram Hossain including taking bribe from a listed drug peddler of Darshana promising not to arrest him, said officials at the police station said.Quoting the officials, a UNB report says, the OC also helped the drug trader to flee away from the area.Following the allegations, Akram was withdrawn to district police lines on Monday night around 11:00pm, said Mahbubur Rahman, superintendent of Chuadanga police.A three-member committee has been formed to investigate the incident, he added.last_img read more