CMI Delivering First-Class Training – Pickersgill

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Housing, Transport, Water and Works, Robert Pickersgill, has said the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) was making a significant contribution to the international shipping industry, through its consistent delivery of first-class training to regional seafarers.“The CMI . has extended its reach to the region and the wider international community. For the past two and a half decades, the Institute has been the only one of its kind in the region,” Mr. Pickersgill said, in a speech delivered by Senior Director of Policy, Planning and Evaluation in the Ministry, Elsa-May Binns, at the CMI graduation ceremony held yesterday (Sept. 28) at the Jamaica Conference Centre.The Minister, in his speech, informed that the Institute “has recently embarked on a thrust to increase its visibility in the island, and to this end, has signed a franchise agreement with the Montego Bay Community College for the delivery of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Industrial Systems Operation and Maintenance”.He said that “this will be of great assistance to students based in western Jamaica, who are seeking to pursue programmes in maritime studies offered at the Institute”.The Transport Minister pledged the government’s support in the advancement of the 26-year-old Institute, and informed that a Memorandum of Understanding had been signed with German-based Harren and Partners, to provide for the placement and employment of CMI graduates and cadets on company’s ships.The arrangements also allows for co-operation in a variety of areas such as professional development and exchange of skill.Meanwhile, in relating his recent experience with a CMI graduate, who had qualified at the Masters Degree level in Nautical Engineering, and was employed on a major supertanker plying the Pacific Rim, Minister Pickersgill told the graduates that greatness was within their grasp.The CMI has as its mandate, the provision of training for maritime professionals in the coast guard, shipping and allied industries.The institution has forged linkages with the World Maritime University in The Hague, University of the West Indies and University of Technology, and its associate degrees and diploma courses are approved by the University Council of Jamaica.A total of 107 students graduated from the Institute yesterday. CMI Delivering First-Class Training – Pickersgill UncategorizedSeptember 29, 2006 RelatedCMI Delivering First-Class Training – Pickersgill RelatedCMI Delivering First-Class Training – Pickersgillcenter_img RelatedCMI Delivering First-Class Training – Pickersgill Advertisementslast_img read more

Keep on moving: Incentive program alive and well for CU employees

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Aug. 16, 2018 Move is an incentive program that lets you earn cash for being active and tracking exercise. While the UCHealth hospital system ceased offering Move on July 1, CU employees will continue to have access to the program.Move is open to all CU employees who are primary members of a medical CU Health Plan.The program allows users track physical activity through their smartphones or activity-tracking devices (e.g., Fitbit, Apple Watch) with the Move app. The app records activity stats such as calories burned, heart rate, steps per day and more. Each month, participants who log 30 activity minutes or 10,000 daily steps for 12 days earn a $25 incentive.To learn more about Move, visit the CU Health Plan website.Categories:Mind & BodyCampus Communitylast_img read more

$4.4 Billion Set Aside for PATH Beneficiaries

first_imgRelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s History RelatedJIS Jamaica 50 Photo Album Wins International Award $4.4 Billion Set Aside for PATH Beneficiaries InformationApril 5, 2013 RelatedNo Let Up in NHT Housing Provisionscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A sum of $4.4 billion has been earmarked in the 2013/2014 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives, for the Integrated Social Protection and Labour Programme.The project’s main objective is to support the Government of Jamaica’s efforts to improve human capital and labour market outcomes of the poor by enhancing the effectiveness of key social protection programmes.Anticipated targets for this fiscal year include: the payment of Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) grants to approximately 400,000 beneficiaries, effective August 2013, reflecting a 15 per cent increase in payments; payment of post-secondary grants to 2,500 PATH students; introduction of a bus fare assistance programme for PATH students; development of a school feeding policy; and implementation of an on-the-job training pilot project.Physical targets initially envisaged under the programme include conducting baseline studies to support the development of a national employment policy strategy; implementation of a pilot for a parenting education workshop for PATH beneficiary households with children age two to six years old; and upgrading the PATH management information system.The project is being implemented by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, with support funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). It is slated to run from December 2012 to November 2016.By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker, JIS Reporter Advertisementslast_img read more

Feature Photo: First Steps in a Long Journey

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Kalispell resident Jake Bramante makes a video of McDonald Creek with his Canon 7D as the rushing water makes its way toward Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park. Bramante, who is planning on hiking all 734 miles of trails in the park this season, took his first steps towards completing his goals as he set out across McDonald Creek Trail on Tuesday, May 17. Follow his trek at Emaillast_img read more

Infant’s Mauling Troubled Medics

first_imgTULSA — It’s not uncommon for emergency medical personnel to treat residual victims at some of the more grisly accident scenes. But some accidents are so bad that they affect everyone – from family members to emergency medical personnel – even the dispatcher who took the call.That was the case with 2-month-old Zane Earles, who was found dead Monday – mauled by a Labrador puppy – after the infant was left in a baby swing inside a south Tulsa home.Both the child’s mother and grandmother were taken by ambulance to St. Francis hospital after finding the infant. EMSA spokeswoman Tina Wells said she could not discuss the nature of their symptoms or treatment but said they were admitted to the hospital in “fair” condition. Both have been released.Scene called horrificAfter responding to the accident, Wells said two paramedics and the dispatcher who took the call decided to take the rest of the day off to clear their heads, and that EMSA assigned the responders and the dispatcher to take part in a “critical incident stress management” exercise.“It’s basically a debriefing,” she said. “It lets people talk in a safe environment about what they saw, what they heard and what’s bothering them about it. It just helps them cope and sort through their emotions so they can stay healthy and return to work as the heroes they are, who continue to serve and do their job.”EMSA usually provides a critical incident stress management exercise on a weekly basis, but Wells said Zane’s death was one of the more horrific calls that responders had been involved with.Details under wrapsPolice continued to investigate Wednesday. Prosecutors ultimately will decide whether any charges will be filed.Police also are not releasing any details of Zane’s injuries, citing the sensitive nature of the child’s death.Officers said Zane’s lifeless body was found by his mother Monday about 10:30 a.m.The child had been left in an infant swing in a dining room when the father and grandfather left for work about 8:30 a.m. The mother and grandmother apparently were asleep in bedrooms at the opposite end of the house.Initial reports indicated Zane was bitten numerous times by the black Labrador puppy, which was euthanized shortly after the incident.Private funeral arrangements for Zane are pending with Fitzgerald’s Southwood Colonial in Tulsa. The death notice lists his parents as Linzy Earles and Tyler Ogden.The home where Zane died is owned by Stan and Holly Earles, Linzy Earles’ parents, property records show.last_img read more

Richardson blitzes the field

first_imgWe had an easy check-in at Khao Kheow on Thursday and teed off on C1 approx 30 minutes early. It was again an overcast day and we had to halt for a rain break at the turn. The course was in fine condition but the greens were running very slow.Brian Gabe took the top honors today with a measly 32 points while Daryl Evans came second on 28 and Ronnie Ratte was third a further point back. PSC Golf from Café KronborgMonday, May 30, Pattaya C.C. – StablefordPattaya Country Club was the game on Monday, just 25 minutes to get there and we teed off some 30 minutes early under overcast skies and a few sprinkles of rain. The course was dry and a bit scratchy, with the greens being cored and sanded recently but this did not hinder the scores.Back in the clubhouse the winner was declared to be Dave Richardson with an astounding 44 points, four up on Mashi Kaneta in second with 40 while Ronnie Ratte was a further four points behind in third.Brian Gabe (left) with Dave Richardson.Thursday, June 2, Khao Kheow B & C – Stableford1st Brian Gabe (18) 32pts2nd Daryl Evans (22) 28pts3rd Ronnie Ratte (19) 27ptslast_img read more

Nelson Youth Soccer hosts ceremony to honour Kerry Dyck

first_imgNelson Youth Soccer held a brief ceremony Tuesday to honour the amazing contribution of former executive member, coach and player, Kerry Dyck.Dyck lost his battle against cancer in January of this year.Brett Adams of the Vancouver Whitecaps led the crowd of players, coaches, parents as well as members of Kerry’s family, including his parents and wife Heather and children, in a moment of silence honour Dyck. The one-minute of silence was followed by one minute of clapping to salute the countless hours of dedication Kerry Dyck made to soccer. Kerry Dyck, who loved the sport of soccer, played for the Bombers at L.V. Rogers High School before moving to Vancouver.He returned to play for the Heritage Innkeepers Men’s Soccer Team where he was coach and manager.Dyck, who coached the Nelson Selects U18 Boy’s team in 2017, was also an instrumental member of Nelson Youth Soccer, joining the board as well as coaching for years in the house and rep program.Dyck worked as a financial planner at Investors Group Financial Services in Nelson.Tuesday’s Rep training at Lakeside Soccer Fields, held under glorious sunshine, was the first of the 2018 outdoor season.last_img read more

Kane says he ‘could have done better’ for England at World Cup

first_imgHARRY KANE says he could have “done better” for England at the World Cup despite winning the Golden Boot.The Three Lions captain scored six goals during the tournament in which the country fell back in love with the national team.4 Harry Kane has admitted he ‘could have done better’ while playing for England at the World CupCredit: GettyBut the Spurs striker failed to fire in England’s semi-final defeat to Croatia, and spurned a glorious chance in the first half.And Kane has given a blunt assessment of how he saw his performances out in Russia.Speaking to Sky Sports, the 25-year-old: “I think I could have done better at the World Cup if I’m totally honest.”It was great and I scored some good goals and important goals.4 Harry Kane played in golden boots against Spain in the Uefa Nations LeagueCredit: Twitter / Nike / @SpursOfficial4 These are the Nike-designed boots given to Harry Kane in recognition of his World Cup goalscoring exploitsCredit: Twitter / Nike / @SpursOfficial”But there was stuff I could’ve done better as well – certain finishes and certain movements, but that is all part of the learning curve.”I remember coming back and talking to people about it, that to win a Golden Boot at a World Cup and think you could do better is exciting because it means there’s lots of improvement and I’m at a high level already.Most Read In FootballRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordGareth Southgate and Harry Kane expect tricky Spain will want redemption after World Cup4 Harry Kane is looking forward to seeing if his golden boots will bring goals against SpainCredit: Getty”I feel fully fit, we’ve come back and started the season well from a club point of view so hopefully I can take that into the games here. “The Tottenham talisman left fans baffled when he revealed the three words that are printed inside of them ahead of the Nations League clash with Spain.Kane, who guided the Three Lions to the semi-finals this summer, will wear the new boots to symbolise his success in Russia.But in bold letters inside of the shoe, it reads: “Lane. Lion. Leader.”Harry Kane stars in cringeworthy advert for Samsung and Fortnite as Tottenham star seems to forget where he liveslast_img read more

Pittsville pulls past Auburndale baseball

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterPITTSVILLE — Auburndale took an early lead but could not hold on and lost to Pittsville 4-2 in a Marawood Conference South Division baseball game Friday at Pittsville High School.Auburndale (1-2, 0-2 Marawood South) led 2-0 after one inning but could not muster another run the rest of the way.Pittsville (7-3, 2-1 Marawood South) scored once in the fourth and pulled away with a three-run sixth against Auburndale pitcher Paul Willfahrt.Willfahrt struck out three, did not walk a batter, and allowed just four hits in the loss.Auburndale returns to action Tuesday at home against Marathon.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of 4, Apaches 2Auburndale 200 000 0 – 2 3Pittsville 000 103 0 – 4 4Pittsville statistics not provided.LP: Paul Willfahrt.SO: P. Willfahrt 3. BB: P. Willfahrt 0.Top hitters: A, Collin Hawkins 1×3, RBI; P. Willfahrt RBI.Records: Auburndale 1-2, 0-2 Marawood South; Pittsville 7-3, 2-1 Marawood South.last_img read more

Facebook Platform: The Road to IPO?

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting This week the Wall Street journal published an excellent piece on the upcoming Facebook Platform, which Josh also covered for Read/WriteWeb. The WSJ article outlined a Facebook platform that will allow companies to offer their products and services to Facebook users, enabling them to tap into Facebook’s large network. With widgets (which can plug into networks like Facebook) getting more popular, this is welcome news to many startups – and probably e-commerce giants too.But what’s in this for Facebook? Could they end up eating Yahoo’s lunch?If the rumors are true, this hot startup has decided to fight off the billion dollar acquisition offers and make a run for the holy grail of the (still recovering) tech world – the IPO. Certainly Facebook has got the audience and everyone’s attention. Still, to appease Wall Street there needs to be rapid and continuous revenue growth. The current 150M ad revenue is a good start, but to beat the 1B offer reputedly made to them by Yahoo, Facebook needs to reach Web Giant size – billions of dollars of market value. Since two years is a very short time, every move that Facebook makes needs to be geared towards the IPO. Could the platform play be a major revenue generator? It seems like this will be the case.Beyond Facebook’s Current MonetizationAs described in the WSJ article, the major source of today’s Facebook revenue is advertising. While this is a great source, there is a problem. Advertisers are paying for impressions and clicks, but there is only so much space in the pages and only so many page loads that can be expected from each user. In short the advertising revenue model for a single web site does not have great scale.What else can be done to leverage Facebook’s audience? Either Facebook can open its audience and try to take it outside of the wall, or it can bring more services to the audience. Taking the audience elsewhere is not an option because of the nature of Facebook. So the company needs to figure out a way to bring more services into the network. In a way, this puts Facebook onto a collision course with Yahoo!. And if this is the case, Facebook could be onto a winner – because it appears that Facebook is planning to leverage its platform to bring in external services, instead of having all services homegrown. This is a very smart strategy and here is why.Facebook Platform Play In a word, this play could turn Facebook into a pipe. Being a pipe that gets a cut in all transactions that occurs between a lot of Facebook users and a lot of outside services would make Facebook into a gigantic marketplace. The key thing about this play is that the platform ensures that Facebook is in control. To understand why, consider the current situation in the widget market. Providers make them, users love them and the networks (think MySpace) hate them. This is because there is no way for the social networks to derive revenue from the widgets. They simply have no control over what goes on inside the widgets. So the problem is not spam, it’s revenue (or lack thereof). Why should the social networks give up their space and user eyeballs to something earns them no revenue? They do not want to do that.But there is a way to turn the problem into a win. The very space that widgets bid for can be monetized by the social network. An obvious monetization is to charge rent – or an advertising fee. A more interesting play is to do a revenue share model, because this has a potentially much larger upside. In the current state of the widgetsphere, there is no way to execute either model. The rent cannot be charged because it is the users that place widgets into their profiles. And revenue sharing is impossible for the same reason.To fix the problem, there needs to be an API. A contract between the provider of the widget and the social network that ensure the identity of the widget provider – and then allows a way for the social network to get paid. If Facebook could figure out how to do this in a way that makes the retailers happy and keeps the users from screaming, then this is a huge win for them. Consider a scenario where Amazon rolls out something as simple as books and Facebook gets a cut of each transaction. That could happen in many verticals, from books and movies to electronics and travel. And as Facebook is growing beyond the college population, and as its current college population graduates, there seems to be potential for a big upset brewing here – in the sense that Facebook could significantly eat into Yahoo’s business.ConclusionWSJ states that Facebook does not plan to tap into the revenue of companies who build services around the platform. If that is true, it would be a shame. Why would they go into the exercise of building a platform that they do not plan to monetize, if they would like to go the IPO route? More likely than not, there is a really big plan to make money on the platform – but I guess we will have to wait at least until Thursday (when Facebook makes its official announcement) or possibly longer to understand what it is. Tags:#Analysis#web alex iskold 1 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more