JAMAICA 100 young persons to be appointed National Youth Parliamentarians

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, November 14, 2017 – Kingston – Approximately 100 youth from across the island will be officially appointed as National Youth Parliamentarians on Monday, November 27, during an Investiture Ceremony at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston.  This announcement was made by State Minister for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, on November 8 at Ardenne High School in Kingston, following his Motivational and Empowerment Session at the institution.   He said this Investiture Ceremony is in keeping with the Ministry’s Youth Month activities during November.In an interview with JIS News, Mr. Green said that unlike previous years, the format of National Youth Parliament 2017 will take a different form over a one-year period.“We’re back with the Youth Parliament this year. We restarted it last year.   We’re making a number of changes this year.   These changes would have come on the basis of feedback that we have got from our young people.   We actually have young people who are in charge of the programme, so they have met with me and told me what they want to do,” Mr. Green said.“The big change is that our youth parliamentarians will go through a one-year training period, where they will be given proper research techniques. They will be able to really delve into what the Government is doing, so that when they make their presentations and make their suggestions, [these] are really things that may be happening or a critique of what may be happening.   They’ll actually present in Parliament next year, so that is one of the big changes,” he added.Traditionally, the focus of National Youth Parliament of Jamaica (NYPJ) was intensive training in parliamentary procedure for youth to participate in the annual mock sitting held at Gordon House.Mr. Green also told JIS News that the NYPJ has been restructured to enable youth parliamentarians to have a more sustained engagement beyond training and a sitting of the Parliament, while building their capacities for research, policy analysis and project management.   The structure for the Youth Parliament will now include the Investiture Ceremony, where the participants will be officially inducted and receive an instrument of office.Throughout the year, the youth parliamentarians will receive training in the areas of public speaking, parliamentary procedure, policy paper writing and policy review, project management and speech writing.Along with the Youth Advisory Council of Jamaica, they will develop work plans to  focus on youth development projects in their communities and parishes, while preparing for the sitting of the Youth Parliament in November 2018.The National Youth Parliament was initially implemented in 2003 as a Youth Month activity of the National Centre for Youth Development (NCYD). After a brief hiatus, the Youth Parliament was revamped in 2016 and has undergone further restructuring to ensure that the selected parliamentarians are better able to carry out their mandate.Release: JIS Related Items:last_img read more

TRAFFIC ADVISORY Wilmington DPW Announces Upcoming Paving Projects For 8 Streets

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is an announcement from the Wilmington Department of Public Works:Please be advised that the Wilmington Department of Public Works will be grinding and resurfacing the following roadways, tentatively starting for the end of July 2019:– Arlene Avenue (from Dorothy to Ella Avenue)– Franklin Avenue– Ella Avenue– Birch Road– Burt Road– Canal Street– Corey Avenue– Grand Street (from Birch Road to #9 Grand Street)More specific dates will be communicated as they become available.During operations, no street parking will be permitted.Partial lane closures and full road closures are anticipated. Local residents will have access to their properties, although there may be short delays.Please obey the directives of police details, detour signs, and warning signs during all construction operations, and again, please do not park on the street.If you have any questions, or require additional information, please contact the Department of Public Works at 978-658-4481.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTRAFFIC ADVISORY: Wilmington DPW Announces Paving Projects In Arlene Ave. & Burt Rd. Neighborhoods On Aug. 12-13In “Government”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, August 13, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, August 12, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

ICICI Bank fined Rs 589 crore by RBI Know why

first_imgRBI slaps Rs 58.9 crore fine on ICICI BankREUTERS/Adnan AbidiThe Reserve Bank of India has imposed a penalty of Rs 58.9 crore on the private sector lender ICICI Bank for violating the directions issued by the RBI on the direct sale of securities from Held-To-Maturity (HTM) portfolio on Thursday.It is reportedly the highest penalty imposed by the central bank on a bank for a single incident.”The Reserve Bank of India has imposed through an order dated March 26, 2018, a monetary penalty of Rs 589 million on ICICI Bank Limited (the bank) for non-compliance with directions issued by RBI on direct sale of securities from its HTM portfolio and specified disclosure in this regard,” RBI said in a statement released on Thursday (March 29).”This penalty has been imposed in exercise of powers vested in RBI under the provisions of Section 47A(1)(c) read with Section 46(4)(i) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, taking into account failure of the bank to adhere to the aforesaid directions/guidelines issued by RBI” the statement said.”This action is based on the deficiencies in regulatory compliance and is not intended to pronounce upon the validity of any transaction or agreement entered into by the bank with its customers” it added.The penalty news comes a day after ICICI Bank clarified it stands on bank’s loan exposure to Videocon Group. There were reports that the bank’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Chanda Kochhar allegedly favored Videocon Group in its lending practices.Shares of ICICI Bank were trading down nearly 2 percent to Rs 278 in early morning trade in the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Thursday. Over the speculations about the loans provided to Videocon group of companies, the bank’s stock price has dropped 6 percent in the past ten days.last_img read more

Tributes for Holey Artisan victims

first_imgIt is all gloomy on Road No 79 in Gulshan 2 today where five young men armed with guns and knives stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery on this day last year, taking dozens hostage and killing 22. One year later, the world is paying tribute to the victims.Around 7:30am, the Japanese ambassador came to the site and stayed for a while. He was accompanied by a number of JICA officials.The Italian ambassador is also expected to visit the place and he will probably be with a family member of a victim.After paying respect, road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader said, “The incident of Holy Artisan changed our life. We were frightened. None thought we would return to normalcy. I feel proud that our police force is courageously facing militants”.People from all walks of life remember the Holey Artisan victims with flowers. Photo: Abdus Salam“What the French and London police could not do, our police force did it,” the minister claimed. President of Ekattorer Ghatok Dalal Nirmul Committee Shariar Kabir said Bangladesh is successful in tackling militancy.An ideological fight has to be launched to eliminate militancy as it is not possible by applying force. Religion-based politics including Jamaat-Shibir, and Moudidibadi have to be banned for a temporary period. These political parties are giving wrong messages about religion, he added.BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi paid respect by placing wreaths at Holy Artisan Bakery. Terming the incident tragic, Rizvi said the extremists are involved in the incident. The extremists have built up a network across the country, he said adding a comprehensive and coordinated step needs to be taken by the government to eliminate it. Road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader places wreaths in front of Holey Artisan Bakery. Photo: Abdus SalamRizvi, however, alleged that the ruling party is not coming forward to do it.Bangladesh Police also paid tribute to the victims of Holy Artisan Bakery. Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia and additional IG (administration and operations) Md Mokhlesur Rahman were present.Paying respect, cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor said the history and tradition of Bangladesh is non-communal. In that light, the incident of Holy Artisan is very big. “We never thought of happening such an incident and the nation was not ready to face it”. People from all walks of life recall the Holey Artisan victims with flowers. Photo: Abdus SalamMembers of the Ekattorer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee approaching to place a wreath in memory of Holey Artisan Bakery victims. Photo: Abdus SalamFloral tribute to a victim. Abdus Salamlast_img read more

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first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now » October 1, 2006 This story appears in the October 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals At a minimum cost of $40 per thousand downloads, podcast advertising gives companies a relatively inexpensive way to reach ultratargeted markets, according to Fruitcast.com, a service that helps businesses advertise on podcasts. Because podcasts usually appeal to narrow, topic- or geography-specific markets, podcasting helps advertisers reach hard-to-define audiences. Fruitcast.com offers free consultations to businesses considering this medium, and it will also help advertisers create and upload their spots. Still not sure? Go to the site to browse a directory of podcasts that are accepting advertising. 1 min readlast_img read more