Innovation Centres Will Provide Safe Space for Young People

first_img Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, says the Ministry plans to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in all the youth innovation centres that are being established across the island.He said the objective is for these facilities to serve as safe spaces for young people to meet, study, develop business ideas, and access personal development and empowerment services.He noted that cameras have already been installed at centres in St. James, Hanover and Westmoreland.“The plan is to ensure that all our centres have that level of security,” Mr. Green added.He was addressing a national youth symposium under the theme: ‘Safe Spaces for Youth’ at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on Monday (August 13).The State Minister, earlier this year, announced a partnership with the Organization of American States (OAS), to rebrand the 11 Youth Information Centres (YICs) across the island to focus on fostering entrepreneurship among young people.He informed that the Westmoreland YIC, which is the first to be converted into an innovation centre, will serve as a model for the other facilities across the island.“(Westmoreland is) our first innovation centre so they have a full-fledged entrepreneurship programme that is being run in the centre to unleash the next generation of entrepreneurs,” he said.“Our plan is, throughout all our centres, one thing that will be standard, is that young people, who have ideas in their community, and they are looking somewhere to go for guidance, somewhere to go to transform an idea into a business plan, they can go to these safe [and] sustainable spaces,” he outlined.Mr. Green said he hopes to see many of the ideas generated being manifested into sustainable business initiatives, which young people own and operate.YICs provide free access to the Internet and serve as a focal point for the dissemination of information on youth issues and programmes including educational training opportunities.The conversion of these facilities into innovation centres will involve putting in additional personnel, such as persons with business training and human resource skills, and relevant equipment.They are located at Lot 190 Llandilo Road, Westmoreland; Edgewater Rounda-bout, St. Catherine; Emmanuel Baptist Church, 5 Hodgson Street, St. Mary; 1 Humber Avenue, St. James; Marcus Garvey Skills Training Centre, Owen Sound Drive, St. Ann; Wint Road in Brooks Park, Manchester; Watson Taylor Park, Hanover; 7-9 Trenton Road, Clarendon; 2A West Palm Avenue, Portland; Santa Cruz Community Centre, St. Elizabeth; and Old Police Station, Corners of French and Wellington Streets, St. Catherine. Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, says the Ministry plans to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in all the youth innovation centres that are being established across the island. He said the objective is for these facilities to serve as safe spaces for young people to meet, study, develop business ideas, and access personal development and empowerment services.center_img Story Highlightslast_img read more

A Roof Overhead Long waiting list and many needs for housing in

first_imgCharlotte Morrit-JacobsAPTN National NewsIn communities across the Northwest Territories, the lack of affordable and accessible housing has left many residents looking for help.The problem is there are a lot of families in need of support, but not many homes available.On top of that, people in the Territory face some of the highest costs of living in the country.cmorrittjacobs@aptn.calast_img

Fonseca Shakhtar are in control of their fate

first_imgShakhtar Donetsk manager Paulo Fonseca hailed the importance of their 3-2 Champions League win over Hoffenheim on Tuesday nightThe Ukrainian Premier League leaders needed a stoppage-time goal from Taison to keep their last-16 hopes alive after surrendering a two-goal lead.But, for Fonseca, the victory is what counts with Lyon set to meet them in Ukraine for a mouth-watering Group F decider in a fortnight.“Now everything is in our hands. We understand perfectly well that we need to win the next game vs Lyon,” Fonseca told reporters on the club website.“We know how difficult the fight will be. By drawing with Manchester City, Lyon proved once again that they are a great club.”Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in next week’s UCL Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 With the Champions League about to start, we need to start talking about the Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in the competition.Atletico…Whether Shakhtar will be able to host Lyon at home is doubtful due to protests in Ukraine this week over the country’s tense relationship with Russia.“Now, regarding the situation developing around Kharkiv: I personally think that the game will be held right there, I haven’t heard any other instructions yet,” said Fonseca.“But if UEFA decides to hold the meeting elsewhere for some reason, we will try to play in another city in our country.”Shakhtar are third in Group F and two points off second-place Lyon, who drew 2-2 with Manchester City in the other game.last_img read more

People on the Move 031810

first_imgHearst appointed Josh Peskowitz Web editor of style, fashion and grooming for Esquire.com. Most recently, Peskowitz served as fashion editor at men.style.com.Forbes Media’s senior vice president and group publisher Meredith Levien was given the added responsibility of leading print strategy and product leadership across, Forbes, ForbesLife and ForbesWoman, and will oversee Eastern region integrated advertising sales. Additionally, chief digital advertising officer Robert Pietsch now will also lead the company’s product sales strategy as well as its newly-developed accountability and measurement tools on Forbes.com. He will oversee integrated ad sales efforts in the Western region.Greg Mitchell has joined TheNation.com and will manage the site’s Media Fix blog. Formerly, Mitchell served as editor of Editor & Publisher.Time magazine announced a pair of changes to its editorial team: international editor Michael Elliot was appointed deputy managing editor, replacing Romesh Ratnesar, who left the company; and Nancy Gibbs was named executive editor.United Business Media’s Everything Channel promoted three to its management team: Dan Dignam was named executive vice president, Lisa Mackenzie was named senior vice president of sales, and Tricia Syed was promoted to vice president of online marketing and analytics.San Diego-based The Competitor Group appointed Julia Beeson Polloreno editor-in-chief of Triathlete magazine. Previously, Polloreno served as senior editor of San Diego magazine.St. Johnsbury, Vermont-based trade publisher Moose River Media announced three staffing changes: Sue Ravenscraft was appointed vice president of audience development and inside sales; Jeff Plaster was named publisher of Turf magazine; and Sharon Ferland was promoted to vice president of administration. Longtime Essence magazine beauty and cover director, Mikki Taylor, has retired. Taylor joined Essence more than three decades ago. Her retirement is effective March 31, after which she will contribute to the magazine as an editor-at-large.Meredith Corp. made a pair of personnel changes: Family Circle publisher Carey Witmer was named vice president and group publisher of the Meredith Parents Network, replacing Diane Newman, who left the company for American Media Inc., where she now serves as executive vice president and publishing director for its Active Lifestyle Group; and Diane Papazian was promoted from associate publisher of Family Circle to publisher.In addition to Newman’s appointment, AMI said Brian Gruseke was named vice president and publisher of Shape as well as director of corporate integrated sales. Previously, Gruseke served as group associate publisher of Meredith’s Parents Network.last_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Andrew Baker Graduates From Brandeis University

first_imgWALTHAM, MA — Andrew Baker, of Wilmington, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University on Sunday, May 13.Baker graduated with majors in Russian and International Studies. He was honored with the Dean’s Scholarship, The Global Citizen Award and he recently received a Fulbright ETA Award for Latvia. Andrew was a varsity swimmer at Brandeis.Baker will be pursuing a Juris Doctorate (JD) at Suffolk University School of Law in Boston this fall.Andrew is the son of Jeffrey and Paula Baker and a 2014 graduate of Austin Preparatory School.About Brandeis UniversityNamed for the late Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis of the U.S. Supreme Court, Brandeis was founded in 1948 by members of the American Jewish community who came together to create a place for research and learning that would open its doors, without discrimination, to all who valued educational excellence. Brandeis is one of the country’s youngest private research universities and is known for its academic excellence and for combining the faculty and resources of a world-class research institution with the intimacy and personal attention of a small liberal arts college. For students, that means unsurpassed access — both in and out of the classroom — to a faculty at a nationally ranked, top-tier university renowned for groundbreaking research, scholarship, and artistic output. Brandeis supports an innovative and exciting program of learning that emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge and the solution of real-life problems. Undergraduates, from their very first year, enjoy leadership positions and research opportunities typically available only to students in their third and fourth years, and graduate students. Graduates depart to pursue careers in a wide array of fields, and advanced studies in the nation’s leading graduate and professional schools.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Brandeis University.)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… RelatedWilmington’s Baker Excels For Brandeis Swim Team Despite Muscular DystrophyIn “Education”Wilmington Native Kenn Fryer Named Assistant Coach Of RPI’s Men Soccer TeamIn “Sports”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 6 Wilmington Students Graduated From University Of Rhode IslandIn “Education”last_img read more

Walmart eyes tieups with Flipkart Snapdeal others Report

first_imgUS-based multinational retail giant Walmart is reportedly looking to partner with Indian e-commerce majors, including Flipkart, Snapdeal, ShopClues, Grofers and Bigbasket, to tap the vast potential of the online retailing market in India.Amzon, Walmart’s rival in online retailing, is already giving tough competition to Indian players, and has recently emerged as the most-visited e-commerce site in India, surpassing Flipkart and Snapdeal.Walmart is said to be “actively considering” the idea of foraying into online retailing in the country after hesitating for a while.”Several businesses in the e-commerce space have approached us to become our members, and we are processing those requests,” Rajneesh Kumar, vice-president and head, corporate affairs, Walmart India, told Business Standard.So far, no foreign multi-brand retailer has a tie-up with online retailers in India.Walmart’s operations have so far been limited to business-to-business (B2B) segment in India, selling products to businesses, organisations and educational institutes. It had formed a joint venture with Sunil Bharti-led Bharti group in 2007 but decided to go alone in 2013 by discontinuing in the venture.With the foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail being capped at 51%, foreign retailers like Walmart should have a local partner to launch their operations in India.In what could be a major setback for domestic e-commerce firms, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), the agency responsible for formulating policy on foreign fund inflows, has told the Delhi High Court the marketplace model followed by online retailers is “not recognised” under the country’s FDI policy.The DIPP’s stand assumes importance in the wake of growing fund-raising activities by India’s biggest online retailers, such as Amazon India, Flipkart and Snapdeal. These firms operate as marketplaces, connecting buyers and sellers, and currently foreign investment is prohibited in such type of businesses.last_img read more

Bharti Airtel Q4 beats estimates as more customers pay for mobile internet

first_imgBharti Airtel Ltd, India’s largest telecoms network operator, reported a better than expected 2.8 percent rise in its fourth-quarter profits on Wednesday, boosted by a 15 percent rise in subscribers in its home market for mobile broadband services to 35.5 million.Consolidated net profit rose to 12.90 billion rupees ($194.23 million) in the quarter ended March 31, from 12.55 billion rupees a year earlier, the company said.Analysts on average had expected a net profit of 12.21 billion rupees, according to a Reuters poll.Bharti Airtel, headed by Indian billionaire Sunil Mittal, said total revenues rose 8.4 percent to 249.6 billion rupees.Separately the company also approved a share buyback of 14.34 billion rupees.India has over 1 billion mobile phone users, making it the second biggest market behind China, and the market for mobile internet services is growing fast as only a third of phone users already have smart phones.Over 100 million smart phones were sold in India last year and that number is expected to grow by over 25 percent this year while network operators are investing heavily in providing 4G broadband.In the last two months alone Bharti has spent about $1.2 billion on buying radio spectrum to expand its 4G service.last_img read more

Nauert ends bid for US envoy role to UN

first_imgIn this file photo US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert arrives for the release of the 2017 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom on 29 May 2018, in the Press Briefing Room at the US state department in Washington, DC. Photo: AFPFormer Fox News anchor and state department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Saturday that she has withdrawn from consideration to be the next US ambassador to the United Nations.”The past two months have been grueling for my family and therefore it is in the best interest of my family that I withdraw,” Nauert said in a statement.The abrupt statement, issued in the evening of a holiday weekend, came after weeks of often mocking criticism of the nomination of Nauert, who had no foreign policy experience until two years ago when she was named state department spokeswoman.Opponents questioned whether Nauert, despite her poise at the podium, had the gravitas and skill to go head-to-head on complex international issues with seasoned diplomats from adversaries such as Russia.President Donald Trump, an avid viewer of conservative-leaning Fox News where Nauert was once an anchor on morning show “Fox and Friends,” told reporters in December that he wanted her to be UN ambassador.Her nomination, however, was never formally submitted to the senate and she has vanished for over two months as she prepared for a confirmation hearing — and, eventually, the top diplomatic job.With Trump’s Republican Party in control of the Senate, her nomination had not seemed to be in serious risk, barring any disclosure that had not been made public.State department spokesman Robert Palladino said that Trump would put forward a new name “soon.”The UN post has been vacant since the start of the year after Nikki Haley, a former governor seen as a rising star in Republican politics, decided to leave after two years in the position.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised Nauert in a statement, saying that he had “great respect” for her “personal” decision to withdraw.last_img read more