No Need to Revisit Cable Licence Granted to Flow

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Broadcasting Commission is dismissing the call to revisit the national cable licence granted to Columbus Communications Jamaica Limited, operating as FLOW.Responding to the view, Chairman of the Broadcasting Commission, Dr. Hopeton Dunn said that the licence granted to FLOW provided all the safeguards and care that are necessary in pursuit of public policy.“In fact, the provisions within the Television and Sound Broadcasting regulations, also speak to that and that is why we were able to take the action we did today [February 20],” he said at a press conference held on February 20 at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge on the campus of University of the West Indies, Mona, to announce an injunction against the sale of assets of Entertainment Systems Limited to FLOW.The news of the latest acquisition, which is one of the major operating companies in the Corporate Area by FLOW, marked one of the important developments in the sector as it heightened concerns about a potential monopoly by the telecommunications giant. The acquisition of Entertainment Systems Limited marked the eighth such acquisition by FLOW, three of which received permission by the Broadcasting Commission.Dr. Dunn also reminded that before FLOW was granted a licence, the records indicated that the Commission invited the operators of the smaller cable companies to come together and do whatever was necessary to present a proposal or application for a national operator licence.“I do not believe that was forthcoming and in any event, the government of the day [the People’s National Party] took the view that there was a need for additional capital investment in the sector and that it was not unusual to have a dual level of operations with a national player and the other players on the ground,” he pointed out.In addition, Dr. Dunn mentioned that as long ago as 2002, the Commission had granted a wireless licence to an operating company in Jamaica called N5, which did not perform, leading to the revocation of their licence and then the incoming licensing of FLOW.”So you can see that we have taken a very broad and democratic approach to this question of recommending licensing and that many different players have had an opportunity to enter into the framework,” he informed.“I think we need to continue aggressively to monitor and manage the way in which the undertakings are carried out and the extent to which the regulations and laws are fulfilled, which are the responsibilities of the Broadcasting Commission,” Dr. Dunn added.Meanwhile, in relation to the specific provisions in the Broadcasting and Radio Re-diffusion Act on the consequences that would flow from a breach of licence, regulations and Act, the highest level of action that may result is the cancellation of the licence, which is one of the sanctions available to the Minister responsible. RelatedNo Need to Revisit Cable Licence Granted to Flow RelatedNo Need to Revisit Cable Licence Granted to Flow No Need to Revisit Cable Licence Granted to Flow UncategorizedFebruary 24, 2008center_img RelatedNo Need to Revisit Cable Licence Granted to Flow Advertisementslast_img read more

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

NBTS Gets Bus to Boost Blood Collection

first_imgRelatedStudents Receive Scholarships to Study Medicine in Cuba NBTS Gets Bus to Boost Blood CollectionJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) has acquired a bus, which will better enable the entity to carry out its blood collection activities.The vehicle, donated by the National Health Fund (NHF), will be used to transport voluntary blood donors and NBTS personnel.The 15-seater bus was handed over to the Director of the NBTS, Dr. Angela Scott by Chairman of the NHF, Sterling Soares during the official launch of World Blood Donor Day 2013 on Friday, June 14, at Emancipation Park in New Kingston.During the event, the winners of the NBTS poster competition were presented with their prizes.The first place award went to Jamario Richard Wright of Quality Academics, who received an iPad computer tablet. Deneve Kemeca Evene Sweeney of Wolmers Trust High School for Girls, who placed second, walked away with a mini Samsung S3 phone; while Jody Ann Campbell of the Jonathan Grant High School received a Blackberry phone for her third place finish.The Ministry of Health and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Jamaica collaborated to stage the poster competition, which sought to increase awareness among the youth of the significance of World Blood Donor Day.Persons between the ages 14 and 25 years were invited to design a poster, which represented the theme: ‘Give the Gift of Life-Donate Blood’. A total of 15 persons responded.Jamaica joined the rest of the world in celebrating World Blood Donor Day, which aimed to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.The day also sought to promote voluntary blood donation; and to convince Ministers of Health worldwide to make a commitment to achieving self‑sufficiency in safe blood and blood products through 100 per cent voluntary non-remunerated blood donations.Jamaica hosted the official launch of the day for the region of the Americas with the event being streamed live to 39 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. France was the global host country.This was the 10th anniversary of the day, which was established by the World Health Assembly in 2004.Contact: Alecia Smith-Edwards RelatedMinister Pleased with Progress at Santa Cruz Health Centre Advertisementscenter_img Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson (3rd right); Director, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa Etienne (left); and Chairman of the National Health Fund (NHF), Sterling Soares, look on as Director of the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS), Dr. Angela Scott (2nd left), cuts the ribbon to the bus donated by the NHF. Occasion was the observance of World Blood Donor Day 2013 on June 14 at Emancipation Park in New Kingston. RelatedECG Machines Donated to St. Ann’s Bay Hospital NBTS Gets Bus to Boost Blood Collection Health & WellnessJune 18, 2013Written by: Alecia Smith-Edwardslast_img read more

Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach (2 vacancies)

first_imgSuggested Salary RangeCommensurate with qualifications and experience Must be able to work late nights. Must be able to travel. Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue RidgeMountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as globalcitizens who understand and engage their responsibilities increating a sustainable future for all. The transformationalAppalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that bringspeople together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge,to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, andembrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in theUniversity of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers morethan 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. Description of University Position Number066661 Physical Demands of Position Position TitleAssistant Women’s Basketball Coach (2 vacancies) Quick Linkhttps://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/28072 Essential Duties and Responsibilities Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian Instructs the women’s basketball team assigned fundamentals andskills necessary for a successful programPlayer development; overseeing the academic progress ofstudent-athletesOn-court coachingOn and off campus recruiting; scoutingPractice and game planning/preparationBudget management Minimum Qualificationscenter_img Bachelor’s degree: Collegiate coaching experience includingdemonstrated experience in the recruiting process of qualifiedstudent-athletesThorough knowledge of NCAA regulationsKnowledge of and prior experience with administration ofcollegiate team travelStrong organizational, communication, and public relationsskills; and computer proficency DepartmentWomen’s Basketball – 120102 We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity,equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.We understand that the successful implementation of diversity,equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of theentire university community, including alumni and officialuniversity governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports aninflux of broad and distinct ideas that increase learningopportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we workcollectively to achieve a just experience for all.We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and anequitable environment where all will know that they belong and aresafe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions,and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equityopportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness,justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the universitycommunity. Special Instructions to Applicants The athletic program at Appalachian State University operates onthe premise that intercollegiate athletics is an integral part ofthe institution’s overall program of education. Priority is givento high standards of both academic and athletic quality — the goalbeing the complete development of the student-athlete. License/Certification Required Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate inaccess to its educational programs and activities, or with respectto hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basisof race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity andexpression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status,genetic information or sexual orientation. Please attach required documents:Cover LetterResumeList a minimum of 3 professional references in theapplication. The Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach will assist the headcoach in all aspects of daily operations of a Division Iintercollegiate women’s basketball program, works within theDepartment of Athletics, and corresponds with parents, recruits,visiting teams, and community members.This position will assist with: AA/EEO Statementlast_img read more

July 4 holiday impact on Unemployment Insurance claimants

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The Department of Labor would like to encourage regular unemployment insurance and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claimants to file their weekly claims by 6 pm on Thursday, July 2 to avoid delays in filing for next week due to the July 4 holiday.Claimants who are unable to file their weekly claim by Thursday, July 2 at 6 p.m. can still file their claim on Friday, July 3, but will see a delay in payment. More details about the impact of the July 4 holiday weekend can be found below.UI Call Center Holiday HoursThe Unemployment Insurance (UI) Call Center will be open for regular business hours on Friday, July 3. The UI Call Center will be closed on Saturday, July 4.Weekly Claim FilingsClaimants who plan to file a weekly claim this week are encouraged to file their claim by Thursday, July 2 to avoid further delays due to the holiday weekend. *Note delays in processing are due to the holiday. Claimants who filed a weekly claim by Thursday, July 2 may file a weekly claim as they regularly would, beginning Sunday, July 5. Claimants who file a weekly claim on Friday, July 3 may file a weekly claim beginning Tuesday, July 7Claimants who establish an initial claim on Thursday, July 2 may file their weekly claim beginning Sunday July 5. Claimants who establish an initial claim on Friday, July 3 or Saturday, July 4, may file their weekly claim beginning Tuesday, July 7Payment DelaysClaimants who file a weekly claim on Thursday, July 2 or Friday, July 3 may see a delay in payment due to the holiday weekend. Regular payment processing will resume on Monday, July 7.UI Claim Center Extended Wait TimesBeginning July 1, the UI Call Center wait times may increase because of resource reallocation to support other State agencies who are also assisting Vermonters. The Department will monitor call wait times and will reassign additional resources as needed to keep wait times from being extended.As a reminder, Department of Labor offices are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More information about accessing department virtual services and contact information may be found at https://labor.vermont.gov(link is external)Source: Montpelier – The Department of Labor 7.2.2020last_img read more

Dillinger wins Wm. Reece Smith Award

first_img Dillinger wins Wm. Reece Smith Award March 1, 2015 Regular News Dillinger wins Wm. Reece Smith Awardcenter_img Stetson University College of Law presented this year’s Wm. Reece Smith, Jr., Public Service Award to Bob Dillinger, who has served for 18 years as public defender for the Sixth Judicial Circuit. As an assistant public defender for the Sixth Judicial Circuit, Dillinger served on the capital crimes defense team and was instrumental in publishing Florida’s first comprehensive death penalty training manual for defense attorneys. He first ran for the public defender’s office in 1996 and has been continuously re-elected to the position ever since.This year’s award was presented at the Annual Inns of Court Banquet and Wm. Reece Smith, Jr., Distinguished Lecture in St. Petersburg on January 28.Stetson established the Wm. Reece Smith, Jr., Award in 1990 to honor outstanding contributions to public service, the justice system, and the community. The late legendary Florida lawyer Wm. Reece Smith Jr., past president of the International, American, and Florida Bar associations, was the award’s first recipient and its namesake. Smith served for decades as a distinguished professorial lecturer at Stetson and was a member of the Stetson University College of Law Hall of Fame, Board of Overseers, and Stetson University Board of Trustees.Jonathan Rapping, founder and president of Gideon’s Promise, presented the Wm. Reece Smith, Jr., Distinguished Lecture at the event. Gideon’s Promise is a nationally recognized organization that works to inspire and train legal professionals to provide high-quality defense representation to those unable to afford an attorney.last_img read more

Bobos, Coyne Power UWF To 68-49 Win Over Young Harris

first_img Preview Full Schedule Roster Live Stats Next Game: Alabama Huntsville 12/2/2015 – 1:00 p.m. CT Watch Live Box Score: PDF | XMLUpdated Stats: PDF | XMLPENSACOLA Fla. – Katie Bobos had a double-double and Alex Coyne sparked two second-half runs that helped the West Florida women’s basketball team pull away and defeat Young Harris, 68-49, in the home opener at the UWF Field House Saturday. Bobos finished with 21 points, 10 rebounds and three assists for her 12th career double-double and first this season. Coyne, a transfer from Southern Miss,, continued her strong play at the point guard spot, handing out seven assists for the third-consecutive game to go along with her career-high 20 points – on 7 of 10 shooting – and four steals. Coyne had a 3-point play and made two of her game-high three 3-pointers in a 13-2 run early in the fourth quarter that turned a five point Argonaut lead into a comfortable 58-42 margin with 3:41 to play. Toni Brewer scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds for the Argos, who won their second game of the week. UWF (2-2) shot 43 percent and was 14 of 15 from the free throw line. The Argos also held a 20-8 edge in points off turnovers. Young Harris (3-2) shot just 32 percent and committed 18 turnovers. The Mountain Lions came into the contest averaging a Division II best 18.3 steals per game, but managed just four against the Argos. YH did hold a slight edge on the glass, 39-36, including 16-10 on the offensive end, but were outscored 14-0 in second chance points. YH led for the opening seven minutes before a Jasmine Wigfall jumper gave UWF its first lead of the contest at 11-10. The Mountain Lions regained the lead in the early part of the second quarter, staking a 20-16 lead thanks to a Sara Jorgensen jumper and Briana Bell 3-pointer with 9:18 on the clock. Three consecutive buckets from Bobos put the Argos back on to, 22-20, near the midway point of the period. UWF eventually took a 30-29 lead into the locker room. UWF came out on fire in the third, scoring the first seven points and using a 10-1 run for a 40-30 advantage at the 5-minute mark. They led 43-38 going into the fourth quarter. UWF will return to action on Wednesday, Dec. 2 when it opens Gulf South Conference play against Alabama Huntsville in an afternoon doubleheader at the UWF Field House. Tip-off for the women’s game is set for 1 p.m. with the men’s game at approximately 3 p.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Luloff, Moss score wins on Fan Appreciation Night

first_imgBy Jerry MackeyWEST LIBERTY, Iowa (Aug. 13) – Saturday night’s racing action at West Liberty Raceway fea­tured Fan Appreciation Night along with Kids’ Back To School Night. The huge crowd was treated to a great night of racing and the kids received Back To School Supplies and also had a $1,355 nickel scramble.Despite nearly seven inches of rain the last couple of days in the West Liberty area, the crew was able to provide the drivers with a great track and the drivers responded with providing an exciting night of wheel to wheel racing in all classes.The Performance Concepts IMCA Modifieds were the headline division with 24 cars in attend­ance. Jerry Luloff scored his second win of 2016 in topping a very strong field. Luloff advanced from his third row start and took the lead on lap eight en route to the win. Kurt Kile advanced from a sixth row start to finish second at the finish line ahead of Chris Zogg.The 25 lap iWireless IMCA Late Model feature belonged to Rob Moss. He shot out front at the drop of the green flag from his outside front row start and went on to record the win. Chad Hol­laday was second and 45-year racing veteran Ron Boyse rounded out the top three.Dalton Simonsen came from deep in the pack to score another Weikert Iron & Metal IMCA North­ern SportMod feature win. Cory VanZante took second at the stripe ahead of Dave Wada.David Brandies took another comfortable win in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division. Brandies broke out of the pack early and went on to score an easy win over Johnny Spaw and Todd Reitzler.The US 6 Bodyworks IMCA Sport Compact win went to Steve Struck. The 10-lap feature saw Struck come from a fourth row start and shoot into the lead on lap 3 en route to the win.last_img read more

Damp courses rule the day

first_imgPSC Golf from Siam Country Resort PattayaTuesday, Nov. 10, Crystal Bay – StablefordTuesday we went with 3 groups to Crystal Bay and played the A and C courses.  The condition of the course was not too bad but around the greens the soil was very soft and the greens themselves were not very good and slow.  Besides that, the speed of the putting surfaces on the A-course was completely different from the C-course.  Nevertheless we still had a good day.  Neil Harvey (H/cap 16) was the winner on the day with 36 stableford points.  Jonathan Pratt (10) and Willem Lasonder (20) played a strong front nine, but fell back on the back nine and came in second and third with 35 and 34 points respectively.The near pins went to Jonathan Pratt (2), George Gamble and Willem Lasonder.Thursday, Nov. 12, Plutaluang – Stableford We went to Plutaluang on Thursday where it had been a long time since we last visited and we found the condition of the course to be disappointing.  The layout was wet and there is a lot of maintenance ongoing at the moment.  The weather was hot and dry and we managed to finish just before the rain started.Willem Lasonder, Martin Hayes and Neil Harvey.The winner on the day was Willem Lasonder with 37 points.  Martin Hayes (18) came in second with 35, beating Willie Hogg (28) on the count back.The near pins were claimed by Neil Harvey, Richard Schuttenhelm and Willie Hogg.Note: Siam Country Resort Pattaya, Restaurant & Bar plays on Tuesday & Thursday.  As a PSC affiliated venue we welcome ALL golfers, including ladies & seniors (>60s) who have opted for the “Silver” tee option.  Call 089 2535440 (Willem Lasonder) for scheduling or enquiries.last_img read more

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard: I have made a decision on my future

first_img Martí Pueyo The Chelsea forward is one of the players linked with Real Madrid. The Belgian has already suggested he would like to join the European champions, with his attitude criticised by coach Maurizio Sarri.  Hazard: “He tomado una decisión” IN SPORT.ES “I know what I am going to do. I have taken a decision.” This was the response Eden Hazard gave when asked about his future. The two options are obvious: renew with Chelsea or look for a new club elsewhere to continue his career. 05/02/2019center_img “He’s not a leader,” the Italian said. “He’s 28 and if he wants to leave [Chelsea] then he should.”  Upd. on 06/02/2019 at 17:34 CET Hazard has 12 goals and 10 assists this season. Despite Sarri’s criticism, his numbers and performances have seen him linked with Europe’s biggest clubs.  Chelsea are not in the Champions League this season and may not qualify for it next year. That could be the main reason why he would look to leave the Premier League side this summer.last_img read more