200 Students to Benefit From JSIF Scholarship Programme

first_img200 Students to Benefit From JSIF Scholarship ProgrammeJIS 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 Advertisements RelatedPrime Minister Simpson Miller to Address UN Security Council FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Some 200 students attending tertiary and vocational training institutions are slated to benefit from the Jamaica Social Investment Fund’s (JSIF) 2015 Scholarship Programme.The programme, to be launched in three weeks, will provide up to $350,000 to bright students, who are in need of financial assistance to complete their education, said Programme Manager for JSIF’s Poverty Reduction Programme (PRP), Dr. Eleanor Henry.“We have been able to locate resources and this is in response to the expressed demand based on the number of applications received last year… a maximum of $350,000 is likely to be disbursed to each individual, based on their tuition and maintenance fees,” Dr. Henry informed, while addressing a recent JIS News Think Tank.The scholarship programme comes under PRP III, funded by the European Union (EU), which is being implemented by JSIF in 40 communities in Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Catherine and St. James.It aims to improve living conditions in underserved communities by providing infrastructure such as roads, schools, and police stations, and undertaking social development activities, including training, scholarship awards, internships, and behaviour modification and parenting workshops.The scholarships are open to students in the 40 communities served under PRP III, who are attending Government-assisted tertiary institutions. The three main criteria for the award are: level of contribution to community, financial need, and academic performance.“We are focusing primarily on persons in their second-to last and final year. The process is quick. We have a selection committee that assesses applications based on the criteria and selects who gets the assistance. The funds are then paid over to the institution,” Dr. Henry explained.She noted that the scholarship assistance will be provided for tertiary and vocational areas of study.  For the vocational areas, focus is being placed on skills that are in demand, based on national priority.“We are putting funds in place to assist persons in areas such as computer maintenance and repairs, and other areas (identified) by the hotel industry. Therefore, we know that once they are trained, there are spaces for them and there will be no frustration of having certification and being able to use it,” she pointed out.Dr. Henry also told JIS News that scholarship recipients will also benefit from personal development workshops.  She noted that “since the focus is on final year students and their next step would be the working environment,” the workshops will assist them to transition into the working world.Applications for the JSIF Scholarship Programme 2015 will be published in the daily newspapers and on the JSIF website.The eligible communities in Kingston and St. Andrew are:  Allman Town, Arnett Gardens, Campbell Town, Central Downtown, Cockburn Gardens, Delacree Park/Union Gardens, Denham Town, East Downtown, Fletcher’s Land, Franklin Town, Greenwich Town, Hannah Town/Craig Town, Jones Town, Majesty Gardens, New Haven, Penwood, Rae Town, Rema, Riverton City, Rose Town, Tivoli Gardens, Waterhouse and Whitfield Town.The St. Catherine communities are: Bog Walk, Central Village, Clifton, De la Vega City, Dallas, Ellerslie, Grange Lane, Lakes Pen, Lime Tree Grove, Lower King Street, Old Harbour, Quarry Mountains, Railway Lane, Rivoli, Salt Pond Road, Spanish Town, Spanish Town Central, Tawes Pen, Twickenham Park, Upper King Street and Villa Palms.Eligible communities in Clarendon are: Four Paths, Palmers Cross, York Town, and Lionel Town.In St. James, the communities are: Flanker, Norwood, Granville, Adelphi, Anchovy, Barrett Town, Lilliput, Retirement, and Tucker. RelatedVotes In For Public Sector Customer Service Competitioncenter_img 200 Students to Benefit From JSIF Scholarship Programme Office of the Prime MinisterJuly 30, 2015Written by: Shelly-Ann Irving RelatedStudents from Broadleaf Primary Get Scholarships Photo: Mark BellProgramme Manager of the Poverty Reduction Programme (PRP), Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Dr. Eleanor Henry, provides details about JSIF’s 2015 Scholarship Programme, during a JIS Think Tank on July 28. Story HighlightsSome 200 students attending tertiary and vocational training institutions are slated to benefit from the Jamaica Social Investment Fund’s (JSIF) 2015 Scholarship Programme.The programme, to be launched in three weeks, will provide up to $350,000 to bright students, who are in need of financial assistance to complete their education, said Programme Manager for JSIF’s Poverty Reduction Programme (PRP), Dr. Eleanor Henry.The scholarship programme comes under PRP III, funded by the European Union (EU), which is being implemented by JSIF in 40 communities in Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Catherine and St. James.last_img read more

Delivering passenger comfort with connected technology from Synectics

first_imgWith variable road surface conditions, unpredictable traffic flows and heavily populated urban areas, bus drivers face multiple challenges when it comes to ensuring a smooth ride for passengers.Seemingly minor deviations from a desirable and consistent driving style, such as jerky movements, sudden braking and rapid acceleration, are enough to deter some passengers from using bus services altogether.Solutions that support driver training are important for operators striving to run efficient, consistent and enjoyable services for passengers. Data integration and analysis offers a useful solution.By automatically collating and interrogating data from key on-vehicle systems including GPS, surveillance, engine monitoring, brakes and steering, Synectics provides operators with the details they need to train drivers on consistent driving techniques.Its connected solutions also support cab-mounted LED indicators to give real-time feedback, helping to rectify any issues and guarantee a smoother ride.This also increases fuel efficiencies, reduces the maintenance burden and curtail operating costs.www.synecticsglobal.comlast_img read more

MacGregor Offshore Cranes for Four New Accommodation Vessels

first_imgTwo sizes of MacGregor’s offshore cranes have each been specified for Marine Assets Corporation’s new series of four accommodation support vessels being built at Fujian Mawei shipyard in China.MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a contract that will see eight cranes fitted on board a new series of four compact semi-submersible (CSS) offshore accommodation vessels for Marine Assets Corporation (MAC). Each vessel, under construction at Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Ltd. in China, will feature a 60-tonne and a 12-tonne offshore MacGregor crane. Crane deliveries are scheduled to begin in August 2014 and finish by the end of February 2015.“MAC’s new CSS accommodation vessels have been specifically designed to respond to the market’s need for cost-effective and flexible accommodation and offshore support vessels,” explains Frode Grøvan, Sales and Marketing Director for MacGregor Advanced Load Handling. “The proven capabilities of MacGregor’s offshore cranes add to this flexibility.”MAC is a private shareholding company with offices in Dubai and Singapore. It specialises in newbuild offshore support vessels for the oil and gas industries and currently has over 20 new build vessels under its management and control.Press Release, June 24, 2013last_img read more

Orioles 1968-69 vest jerseys

first_img Share on other sites SportsLogos.Net danmerz Does anyone know how I can purchase a replica Orioles 1968-69 jersey? Thanks in advance! Orioles 1968-69 vest jerseys This topic is now closed to further replies. Sign in to follow this   Recommended Posts SportsLogos.Net 3 Forums Home Sports Logos Link to post Followers 0 3 Followers 0 danmerz Orioles 1968-69 vest jerseyscenter_img 143 posts Sports Logos Sports Logo News All Activity 0 Members By danmerz, July 9, 2013 in Sports Logo News Sign in to follow this   All Activity 3 Forums Home Orioles 1968-69 vest jerseys Sports Logo News Go To Topic Listing Posted July 9, 2013 Share this postlast_img read more

Esports Stadium Arlington enters partnership with U.S. Marine Corps

first_imgEsports Stadium Arlington has established a partnership with the United States Marine Corps (USMC).As part of the deal, high school and college students that receive an A-grade on their report card will be able to claim a free hour of gaming at the venue.Photo credit: Esports Stadium ArlingtonRELATED: Esports Stadium Arlington partners with Abacus3The first activation between the two parties was hosted on December 27th. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event Ultimatum II saw almost 300 players compete across four tournaments that took place over the course of the weekend.Alongside the tournament, attendees of the event had the opportunity to take a turn on the marksmanship trainer used by the Marine Corps. Participants were able to compete on a number of different courses and earned prizes based of their respective performance.RELATED: Esports Stadium Arlington enters partnership with N3rd Street GamersCaptain Michael Maggitti, Spokesperson for  8th Marine Corps District expressed similarities between service in the Marines and esports: “All gamers, regardless of platform or genre, must face adversity and overcome challenges to succeed. Like Marines, there are battles won both as a team and as an individual that require intellect, resolve and the will to win.”The Marine Corps Academic Excellence Program is set to begin on January 17th and will run for three months, ending on April 17th.Esports Insider says: It’s surprising that it has taken this long for the Marine Corps to engage with the esports community considering other Armed Forces have already activated in the space. This particular partnership is a great way of rewarding outstanding academic performance.Subscribe to ESI on YouTubelast_img read more

Kansas Thunder Series opens 2017 season

first_imgDavid Murray Jr. was the IMCA Modified winner when the Kansas Thunder Series opened at Rooks County Speedway. (Photo by Carl Larson)By Mike HughesSTOCKTON, Kan. (July 2) – The Kansas Thunder Series opened its 2017 race season Sunday evening, July 2, at Rooks County Speedway.In the IMCA Modified main event, David Murray Jr. took the lead from Kaid Calhoon on lap three and drove away for the feature win. Daniel Gottschalk held off Mike Petersilie for the runner-up spot, with Tyler Sutton and Calhoon rounding out the top five.Casey Woken led all 12 laps in the caution-free IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event. Kyle Pfeifer was second, followed by Tanner Portenier, Robert Rutherford and Jason Davis.Dakota Sproul led all 12 laps to win the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature, which finished under caution. As the entire field took the white flag, there was a 3 car tangle in turn one that brought out the caution and the checkers.Ninth-starting Tracy Holloway charged through the field to finish second, trailed by Tyler Watts, Rodger Peck and Brady Skrdlant.Shay Simoneau took the early lead in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature, only to be passed by Zach Olmstead on lap seven. Simoneau regained the lead on lap nine before Olmstead spun on lap 10 and went to the pits.After the restart, Brian Stich passed Simoneau for the lead and held on to the checkers.  Simoneau, Cody Williams, Colton Pfeifer and Spencer Hilbrink completed the top five.The series moves to Osborne Speedway Wednesday and Thursday, July 26-27, for a two night show, then takes a night off before racing again at Elmwood Park Speedway in Norton on Saturday, July 29. The series concludes back at Rooks County Speedway on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 17-18.last_img read more

Slumping Steelers lose Cam Heyward for season due to injury

first_imgIt’s a path they’ll have to travel without Cam Heyward. The defensive end and co-captain is out for the rest of the season with an upper-body injury suffered in Sunday’s loss to Dallas.Heyward posted a message on Instagram on Tuesday afternoon indicating his 2016 season is over. “My role will change as I can not play but it will not change the goals the team has set out,” Heyward wrote .Maybe, but the loss of their most consistent defensive player will make achieving those goals far tougher.Cam HeywardWhile Heyward didn’t specify the exact nature of the injury, Tomlin described it as a pectoral or chest problem. Heyward was examined on Monday and received a second opinion on Tuesday before making the announcement.“My patience will be tested, but I look forward to 2017,” Heyward wrote. “My hand will remain in the pile no matter what!”The loss of Heyward deals Pittsburgh’s already struggling defense with another significant blow. He missed the first two games of his six-year career in October when he tweaked his left hamstring in a win over the New York Jets on Oct. 9.The Steelers’ run defense collapsed without Heyward, giving up 204 yards to Miami’s Jay Ajayi and 127 to New England’s LeGarrette Blount , games that started a midseason swoon.Heyward returned against Baltimore on Nov. 6 and the defense seemed to make significant strides against the Ravens and held Dallas rookie Ezekiel Elliott largely in check last Sunday before giving up a pair of touchdown runs in the final two minutes of a 35-30 setback that left Heyward fuming and led quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to call out some of his teammates for a lack of discipline.Not exactly the kind of chatter the Steelers expected to be generating in mid-November.Tomlin understands the frustration of his players. At the same time, he believes emotions are not as important as results.“We’re not doing enough of the good things well enough to win on a consistent basis,” Tomlin said. “We’ve got to change that. We still feel very comfortable that we’re capable of being a good football team. But those (hurt) feelings are less important … than wins.”A feeling the Steelers haven’t experienced in more than a month. While a potential reprieve awaits at winless Cleveland (0-10) on Sunday, the way Pittsburgh has played of late — particularly on the road, where it is 1-3 — doesn’t exactly have Tomlin brimming with optimism.This is the third losing streak of at least four games during Tomlin’s tenure. The Steelers dropped five straight in 2009 and four straight in 2013. Both years Pittsburgh failed to make the playoffs.Missing out on the postseason seemed farfetched during a 4-1 start, but the Steelers have been so lifeless, careless or both recently that sitting at home in mid-January has become a very real possibility.“The tape says there are not enough people doing the right things on a consistent basis,” Tomlin said.A couple of his stars included. Though wide receiver Antonio Brown caught 14 passes for 154 yards and a touchdown against the Cowboys, he also was meekly pushed out of bounds at the Dallas 20 on the game’s final play rather than flipping the ball back into the field hoping for an unlikely score.Tomlin understands the odds of the ball somehow winding up in the end zone following a series of laterals are slim. Slim, though, is better than none.“At the end of the game I’d like to see us stay inbounds and see us fight and claw and scratch,” Tomlin said.Something Pittsburgh will try to do without Heyward, who has embraced the role as the vocal leader of a defense in transition. It’s telling both of Heyward’s effort and Pittsburgh’s issues getting to the quarterback that his 3.0 sacks lead the team even though he missed two full games and the part of another.“My support for this team will only grow,” Heyward wrote, “and I look forward in watching this team grow and fight on.”NOTES: LB Steve Johnson (ankle) was placed on injured reserve. Pittsburgh added linebacker L.J. Fort to the 53-man roster. … WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (foot) is out against the Browns. … The availability of WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) will be determined later in the week.___For more NFL coverage: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL,It’s a path they’ll have to travel without Cam Heyward. The defensive end and co-captain is out for the rest of the season with an upper-body injury suffered in Sunday’s loss to Dallas.Heyward posted a message on Instagram on Tuesday afternoon indicating his 2016 season is over. “My role will change as I can not play but it will not change the goals the team has set out,” Heyward wrote .Maybe, but the loss of their most consistent defensive player will make achieving those goals far tougher.Cam HeywardWhile Heyward didn’t specify the exact nature of the injury, Tomlin described it as a pectoral or chest problem. Heyward was examined on Monday and received a second opinion on Tuesday before making the announcement.“My patience will be tested, but I look forward to 2017,” Heyward wrote. “My hand will remain in the pile no matter what!”The loss of Heyward deals Pittsburgh’s already struggling defense with another significant blow. He missed the first two games of his six-year career in October when he tweaked his left hamstring in a win over the New York Jets on Oct. 9.The Steelers’ run defense collapsed without Heyward, giving up 204 yards to Miami’s Jay Ajayi and 127 to New England’s LeGarrette Blount , games that started a midseason swoon.Heyward returned against Baltimore on Nov. 6 and the defense seemed to make significant strides against the Ravens and held Dallas rookie Ezekiel Elliott largely in check last Sunday before giving up a pair of touchdown runs in the final two minutes of a 35-30 setback that left Heyward fuming and led quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to call out some of his teammates for a lack of discipline.Not exactly the kind of chatter the Steelers expected to be generating in mid-November.Tomlin understands the frustration of his players. At the same time, he believes emotions are not as important as results.“We’re not doing enough of the good things well enough to win on a consistent basis,” Tomlin said. “We’ve got to change that. We still feel very comfortable that we’re capable of being a good football team. But those (hurt) feelings are less important … than wins.”A feeling the Steelers haven’t experienced in more than a month. While a potential reprieve awaits at winless Cleveland (0-10) on Sunday, the way Pittsburgh has played of late — particularly on the road, where it is 1-3 — doesn’t exactly have Tomlin brimming with optimism.This is the third losing streak of at least four games during Tomlin’s tenure. The Steelers dropped five straight in 2009 and four straight in 2013. Both years Pittsburgh failed to make the playoffs.Missing out on the postseason seemed farfetched during a 4-1 start, but the Steelers have been so lifeless, careless or both recently that sitting at home in mid-January has become a very real possibility.“The tape says there are not enough people doing the right things on a consistent basis,” Tomlin said.A couple of his stars included. Though wide receiver Antonio Brown caught 14 passes for 154 yards and a touchdown against the Cowboys, he also was meekly pushed out of bounds at the Dallas 20 on the game’s final play rather than flipping the ball back into the field hoping for an unlikely score.Tomlin understands the odds of the ball somehow winding up in the end zone following a series of laterals are slim. Slim, though, is better than none.“At the end of the game I’d like to see us stay inbounds and see us fight and claw and scratch,” Tomlin said.Something Pittsburgh will try to do without Heyward, who has embraced the role as the vocal leader of a defense in transition. It’s telling both of Heyward’s effort and Pittsburgh’s issues getting to the quarterback that his 3.0 sacks lead the team even though he missed two full games and the part of another.“My support for this team will only grow,” Heyward wrote, “and I look forward in watching this team grow and fight on.”NOTES: LB Steve Johnson (ankle) was placed on injured reserve. Pittsburgh added linebacker L.J. Fort to the 53-man roster. … WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (foot) is out against the Browns. … The availability of WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) will be determined later in the week.___For more NFL coverage: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin shouts before an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, in Pittsburgh. Tomlin likes to say he’s never going to live in his fears, that includes second-guessing himself for aggressive coaching decisions that haven’t worked out during his team’s four-game slide. (AP Photo/Jared Wickerham, File)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin understands the negativity associated with a four-game slide and stressed his underachieving team would do its best to absorb it and move forward.last_img read more

N’Golo Kante afraid to return to training because of coronavirus

first_img CEST Kanté deja de entrenar por miedo al coronavirus English reports say that Kante is nervous about retuning to action while the virus continues to kill. Chelsea coach Frank Lampard backs the player’s stance. 21/05/2020 Upd. at 12:43 Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante did not train on Wednesday because of the coronavirus. The Frenchman is afraid of contracting the virus and was allowed not to participate by his club, having attended the day before. Troy Deeney of Watford also does not want to train because of the fears about the virus. IN SPORT.ES Black people are almost twice as likely to die from the coronavirus as white people according to statistics. Kante will train at home in the meantime. EFElast_img read more

Cash spent on grave matters

first_imgBy ALANA MITCHELSON BERWICK and Harkaway cemeteries have received $20,000 of state funding to help maintain and improve their facilities….[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

Leafs tweak roster at BC Hockey January deadline; host defending KIJHL champion Nitros

first_imgThe Leafs get another shot at defending KIJHL Champion Kimberley when the Nitros visit the NDCC Arena Friday. Kimberley, leading the Kootenay Conference with 59 points with a 29-4-1-0 record, trails Kelowna Chiefs for the overall lead in the league by six points. The Dynamiters have won both games against the Kootenay Conference Division leaders this season .Nelson, entering the weekend as one of the hottest teams in the KIJHL riding a five-game winning streak, completes its two-game home stand Saturday against Grand Forks Border Bruins. During the recent hot streak Nelson has outscored its opponents 28-11.No word from the Leafs camp which goalie — Caiden Kreitz or Hunter Young — will start. Both have been stellar between the pipes for Nelson, dropping only four games between the pair.Moves bring roster to 23 playersTo make room for Gates and Grobowsky, Nelson sent defenceman Tyson Soobotin to Castlegar Rebels.Morey said the Leafs wantedto find Soobotin a place to play and be in a good organization.Nelson did not request compensation in the deal.Injury listNelson is getting healthy after a troubling December when management had difficulty dressing a full lineup without the assistance of affiliate players.Morey reports Scott Lancaster is out for the remainder of the season with an upper body injury while forward Logan Wullum is nursing an upper body injury and could be out of the lineup for another week or two. The Nelson Leafs are hoping a few tweaks to the lineup at the BC Hockey January 10 roster deadline will make all the difference in the Green and White’s attempt at a long run in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.Leaf General Manager Lance Morey said Nelson added, speed, size and toughness with the acquisition of defenceman Andrew Gates and forward Shawn Grobowsky to the roster prior to the deadline.Gates, 6’2”, 205-pounds, came to Nelson from Chicago Cougars of the U.S. Premier Hockey League while the 5’9”, 170-pound Grobowsky was acquired from the Golden Rockets of the Eddie Mountain Division.Morey said Gates has been in Nelson training with the team. Leaf management hope to have the Illinois native carded and in the lineup Friday when Nelson hosts defending KIJHL Champion Kimberley Dynamiters at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Meanwhile, Grobowsky has been on the Leafs radar for some time as Morey said Nelson attempted to land the speedy forward during the offseason.However, Grobowsky, with four goals and six assists in 30 games this season with the Rockets, decided to sign with the Kootenay Conference rival to play with his brother.Bring on the Nitroslast_img read more