Jamaica Observes World Day against Child Labour on Saturday, June 12

first_imgJamaica Observes World Day against Child Labour on Saturday, June 12 LabourJune 10, 2010 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaica will join the world in observing World Day Against Child Labour on Saturday, June 12, 2010 as the International Labour Organization (ILO) continues its campaign to eliminate the worst forms of child labour by 2016.A press conference to officially launch the Day will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at the North Street offices of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, starting at 10: 00 a.m.Drawing inspiration from the current World Cup football competition, the day is being commemorated under the theme, “Go for the goal – end child labour” and will be using sports to support work on child labour elimination projects.Continuing the football analogy, a new initiative, the “Red Card Against Child Labour”, will be promoted which includes a resource kit produced in collaboration with FIFA.According to ILO Director-General Juan Somavia, “While billions are caught up in the excitement of the football World Cup, some 215 million children are labouring for survival, and education and play are luxuries for them. Progress towards ending child labour is slowing down and we are not on course to end its worst forms by 2016. We have to get the momentum going again. Let us draw inspiration from the World Cup and rise to the challenge with the energy, the right strategy and the commitment it takes to get to the goal.”At the press conference, officials from the Labour and Social Security Ministry’s International Programme for the Elimination of Child Labour will provide update on findings relating to child labour in Jamaica and the Government’s response to this growing problem.Minister of State, Hon Andrew Gallimore, will be in attendance along with representatives from the Ministry of Education, RISE Life Management Services and non-governmental organizations, Children First and People’s Action for Community Transformation (PACT) and other interest groups.Based on Jamaican laws, it is illegal for children under 15 years to be engaged in any form of work. A Youth Activity Survey conducted in 2002 by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) estimated that there were 8,600 child labourers under age 15 in Jamaica. The results of the research indicated that youth (under age 18) involved in economic activity accounted for 3.8% of 10-17 population.According to the survey, the main forms of child labour included:Street children (including market vendors, mainly in urban areas) Commercial agricultural labourers Domestic helpers (household & subsistence agriculture) Urban formal sector workers The three largest metropolitan areas of Kingston, Spanish Town and Montego Bay are the epicentres of commerce as well as urban child labour.There is some research to suggest that many children, particularly boys living in harsh urban communities, are pressed into gangs for whom they provide labour and many young girls are pushed into domestic servitude to older lovers.Many of the children who are at risk or are currently child labourers in urban areas can best be reached through direct action in their communities. Thus, activities in Jamaica aimed at eliminating child labour will focus on raising awareness and promoting behaviour change in children (10-16) and their guardians, utilizing trusted mechanisms rooted in sports which have traditionally been an avenue of escape from poverty for many young Jamaicans.Events for the World Day Against Child Labour are being organized in more than 60 countries involving governments, employers, workers, and United Nations, non-governmental and civil society organizations. The Day comes one month after more than 450 delegates from 80 countries met at a conference in The Hague convened by the Government of the Netherlands to agree on a Roadmap to accelerate progress to reach the goal of eliminating the worst forms of child labour by 2016.The Roadmap sets out a number of guiding principles and identifies action to be taken by governments, social partners (workers and employers), civil society, non-governmental and other civil society, regional and international organizations. RelatedJamaica Observes World Day against Child Labour on Saturday, June 12 RelatedJamaica Observes World Day against Child Labour on Saturday, June 12center_img Advertisements RelatedJamaica Observes World Day against Child Labour on Saturday, June 12last_img read more

Consultations on energy policy generating a lot of interest

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The series of public consultations on the five sub-policies of the National Energy Policy are generating a lot of interest from the private sector.Minister of State in the Ministry of Energy and Mining, Hon. Laurence Broderick told JIS News that overseas investors are now more confident in coming to Jamaica to invest, because a policy is now more clearly enunciated.“Once you have the institutional, regulatory and legal capacity in place, this offers the investor the comfort that he’s not in a free fall situation. Jamaica is going to look very attractive,” he said.Jamaica’s first National Energy Policy was recently tabled in the House of Representatives in draft form, and public consultations are being held to get the input of citizens on five sub-policies.These include Energy from Waste; Trading of Carbon Credits; Energy Efficiency and Conservation; Bio-fuels; and Renewable Energy. The sixth sub-policy – Electricity Generation – has not yet been drafted as discussions are still in progress.Mr. Broderick said that with the five sub-policies currently receiving attention through the consultations, the country was way ahead in the process. “We’re sufficiently on the way. An investor can come to Jamaica and confidently look at us as a potential place to invest,” he said.The State Minister pointed out that since energy had a bearing on every aspect of economic development, including manufacturing, agriculture and transportation, Jamaicans need to be more aware of the efforts being made to have a policy in place.Mr. Broderick said that the turnout at the consultations, particularly by stakeholders in the private sector, was a clear indication that they are interested in opportunities that will be available for investment.“It clearly shows that they are keen on the opportunities for our local businessmen to invest in waste to energy, solar and bio-fuels. We also had a number of participants who are involved in aspects of renewable (energy), by way of investment,” he said.Six consultations have so far been held on the draft policy. RelatedConsultations on energy policy generating a lot of interest Consultations on energy policy generating a lot of interest TechnologyNovember 29, 2010 RelatedConsultations on energy policy generating a lot of interestcenter_img RelatedConsultations on energy policy generating a lot of interest Advertisementslast_img read more

Kyle Busch baffled by mechanical failure at Dover

first_imgDOVER, Del. — Kyle Busch’s recent results in spring races at Dover International Speedway can be distilled into one visual image — a piece of a broken drive shaft lying on the racing surface more than 100 laps before Sunday’s AAA 400 was scheduled to end.From the outset, Busch complained of a vibration in his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. Nevertheless, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series leader was able to keep his car in the top five until the driveshaft broke on Lap 272, knocking Busch out of the race in 35th place.VIDEO: Drive shaft winds up on the track“We started the race with it, unfortunately, and it just kept getting worse and worse as the day was going,” said Busch, who was running third when the failure occurred. “I don’t know why we started the race with it — we hadn’t had anything like that in a long, long time. I know what it was, but not sure why we had the problem to begin with …“It just got so bad there that last run vibrating it even blew the shifter ball off the shifter, and when it finally broke, I couldn’t even grab the shifter in order to knock it out of gear so I could just push the clutch in, so I had to nurse it back and get out of everybody’s way.”Busch said the issue came as a complete surprise.MORE: Race results | Updated standings“We’ve never had that problem before,” he said. “We’ll have to go back to the shop and diagnose it, try to figure it out. It’s kind of weird.“We’ve had issues like that in practices before, and we’ve been able to figure it out early enough to not have the problem in the race, but this weekend we never had that issue at all until the race started, so felt weird about how that went down.”Busch has now failed to finish four of the last five spring races at Dover. The good news is that he retained the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series lead by 22 points over Joey Logano (13th Sunday) and 40 over race winner Kevin Harvick.last_img read more

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

first_imgSM North quarterback Will Schneider.SM North can’t hold off Olathe Northwest. For a while there, it looked like SM North’s football team might end its 23-game losing streak in front of its Homecoming crowd. But despite leading 13-3 in the first half, the Indians couldn’t hold off a surging Olathe Northwest squad that capitalized on turnovers in the third and fourth quarter to notch a 37-20 victory. The Indians will face a tough Olathe squad next week in their final game before district play begins. Boy Scout Pumpkin Patch starts today. The St. Ann/St. Agnes Boy Scout Troop 98 Pumpkin Patch starts today and runs through Sunday. Held in the St. Agnes Grotto, the event will feature pumpkins for sale as well as games and entertainment. On Saturday, there will be live jazz from 5:30-7 p.m. On Sunday, there will be a pumpkin decorating contest at 2 p.m. More information is available here.Westwood Company featured in tech report. Red Nova Labs at 4830 Rainbow in Westwood began life as a startup incubator and has now grown to 40 employees. The company, which provides digital services for the self-storage industry, and its culture are the subjects of a report posted this week on on Tech Cocktail. [Inside the company culture of Kansas City’s Red Nova Labs – Tech Cocktail] Big haul at drug event. Roeland Park police report collecting 34 pounds of unused and unwanted prescription drugs during the recent DEA Drug Drop Off Event. Nearly 50 pounds were reported by the DEA to be dropped off in Fairway.last_img read more

Changes to NCUA reg review process could boost efficiency, says CUNA

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Improvements are needed in the National Credit Union Administration’s regulatory review process to make it more productive and efficient, the Credit Union National Association said in a Sept. 2 comment letter.Federal bank regulators are required by the 1996 Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Act (EGRPRA) to review their regulations at least once every 10 years. The NCUA participates in the process voluntarily, although separately from the other regulators. The NCUA also reviews one-third of its rules every year.“Credit union are subject to too many regulations, and thus we support efforts by NCUA and other agencies to reduce the regulatory obligations credit unions must meet,” CUNA Assistant General Counsel Lance Noggle wrote in the CUNA letter.However, CUNA urged the agency to consider these improvements to the process:Establish and maintain a regulatory reduction working group that would identify recommendations annually to improve, reduce or eliminate regulations, reporting requirements and directives; and continue reading »last_img read more

The Ministry of Tourism signed a contract on financing the work of the HGSS

first_imgToday, Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli officially visited the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, ie the municipality of Skrad, where he signed agreements with the head of the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service, Vinko Prizmić, on co-financing the work and activities of the HGSS during 2017.The total value of the contract, ie the financial support of the Ministry of Tourism this year is 1,5 million kuna. One contract, worth one million kuna, refers to the improvement of safety, protection and rescue of tourists in areas outside cities and public roads, and the other, worth 500 thousand kuna, for the preparation of tender documentation for the application of adventure tourism development project “Tour de CroAtive – development of active tourism achieving the goals of the Europe 2020 Strategy ”on EU structural funds.This project is aimed at developing safe and sustainable active tourism in the function of valorization of natural and cultural heritage and other human, spatial and socio-economic resources of Croatia at the local, regional, national and international level, and is implemented in cooperation with partners from private, public and the civil sector from Croatia, the EU and neighboring countries. “Croatia is a safe tourist destination, and security is one of our key comparative advantages. Last year, excellent tourist results were achieved, and HGSS, which has been our faithful partner for many years, made an important contribution to this. According to all announcements, an excellent tourist year 2017 awaits us, during which, as in all previous years, we want to provide tourists with a safe and quality stay in our country.”, Said Minister Cappelli.Head Prizmić presented the Tour de CroAtive project, emphasizing the importance of tourism on the continent, which in the future, according to him, will be the engine of development, and special attention will certainly be paid to adventure tourism, which HGSS plans to develop through this project.The Ministry of Tourism has been financially supporting the work of the HGSS since 2003, and to date a total of HRK 13 million has been allocated. Realizing the great importance of HGSS not only in interventions but also in prevention, information and education of people, HGSS is provided with logistical support and logistical support in all projects and goals.And we know how important security and a sense of security are for tourism development.Related news: HGSS KEEPS VISITORS IN KOPAČKI RIT NATURE PARK AS WELLlast_img read more

SFNF: Product Sales Resume At Las Vegas Dist. Office

first_imgSANTA FE ― Customers are once again able to purchase fuelwood permits, maps and interagency passes at the Las Vegas District Office of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF), effective immediately. The Las Vegas office at 1926 N. 7th St., has designated collection officers in place who are authorized to accept payment for all Forest Service products 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. “We want to thank members of the public for their patience while we got our new staffers up to speed,” District Ranger Steve Romero said. “We are happy to be back to business as usual at the Las Vegas office.” For additional information, contact the Pecos District Office at 505.757.6121 or the Las Vegas District Office at 505.425.3534. SFNF News:last_img

Thank you, Sir Stuart Lipton

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

Suarez knocks Saudi Arabia out as Uruguay reach last 16

first_img En el Rostov Arena ante 42.678 personas. Luis Suarez opened his account for the World Cup as Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia to reach the last 16.  Ruthless Russia leave Salah’s Egypt on the brink of World Cup exit Suárez celebra su centenario clasificando a Uruguay para octavos Incidencias Clément Turpin (Francia). Sin amonestaciones. CEST Al Owais; Al Burayk, Hawsawi, Albulayhi, Al Shahrani; Bahbir (Kanno, 75′), Al Faraj, Otayf, Al Jassim (Al Mogahwi, 44′), Al Dawsari; Al Muwallad (Al Sahlwai, 78′). Upd. at 19:54 1-0 URU Goles X. Serrano Muslera; Varela, Giménez, Godín, Cáceres; Carlos Sánchez (Nández, 82′), Vecino (Torreira, 59′), Bentancur, Rodríguez (Laxalt, 59′); Suárez, Cavani. 1-0 M 23 Suárez However, it’s goodbye for Saudi Arabia, who are eliminated after the loss, as are Egypt, who were beaten by Russia on Tuesday.  Árbitro MATCH FACTS Mundial 2018 IN SPORT.ES Uruguay and Russia both have six points from their two games, while Saudi Arabia and Egypt are pointless.  Barcelona striker Suarez scored the only goal of the game, making up for his misses in the last game against Egypt by slotting home from a corner when the ball fell to him.  Arabia Saudí 20/06/2018 Uruguay As a result, Uruguay join Russia in qualifying out of Group A for the next round, with the two sides to meet to decide who tops the group.  ARA RELATED STORIESlast_img read more

Power found lacking

first_imgBy Justin RobertsonMUCH like a secondhand car, Gippsland Power stalled in the third quarter during their eight-point loss against a…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img