$100 Million Earmarked to Assist Persons with Disabilities

first_imgRelated$100 Million Earmarked to Assist Persons with Disabilities $100 Million Earmarked to Assist Persons with Disabilities InformationOctober 14, 2010 RelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s History Related$100 Million Earmarked to Assist Persons with Disabilitiescenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Pearnel Charles, has announced that over $100 million has been set aside in this year’s budget for activities aimed at further empowering persons with disabilities.Making his contribution to the 2010/11 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (Oct. 12), Minister Charles informed that of the sum allotted, $15 million will go toward grants to the various voluntary organisations providing a variety of services for persons with disabilities.Another $10 million have been allocated for grants to help disabled persons start their own small businesses, while additional resources will go towards skills training.Minister Charles said that persons with disabilities represent an integral part of the labour force, many of whom have developed a wide range of competencies. He noted that the Ministry has been working to further assist them, particularly in terms of income tax exemptions.“Each year, the Ministry has afforded employed persons with various levels of disabilities, the accommodation for income tax exemption. In 2009, 95 persons were granted income tax exemptions and 57 persons for this year, to date. This includes all categories of workers,” he informed.In addition, the Abilities Foundation has strengthened its programme of vocational training for persons with disabilities to prepare them for the labour market, Minister Charles further informed, noting that more than 100 persons with disabilities are currently pursuing HEART Trust/NTA training courses at the Foundation. Advertisementslast_img read more

“Flying Danes” from Skjern smash Veszprem

first_img1 Comment Wow… Brawo Skjern! ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsSkjern Handbold are on fire! The Danish vice-champions played one of the best matches on the international level in the history of the club in 60 minutes of clash with powerhouse of European handball – Telekom Veszprem 32:25 (17:13), which will have more than serious task to ensure the placement at quarter-final of the VELUX EHF Champions League.Fantastic performance of Danish team, with a lot of running, powerful goals and high-level of defense, made a collapse of the Ljubomir Vranjes’s team, who was on -9 (31:22 and 32:23) in the last five minutes of the match.Rene Rasmussen and Markus Olsson were the TOP shoters in the winning team with six goals each, while young goalkeeper Emil Nielsen had 14 saves. On the other side, Gasper Marguc netted six, while Kentin Robin Tonnesen ended disasterous night for Veszprem on five goals.Question is, wheather Veszprem in this form is capable to “catch” Skjern even in noisy Veszprem Arena next weekend? 1 Comment KonradB 25. March 2018. at 19:24 center_img ShareTweetShareShareEmail Related Items: Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

26 teams want to play WOmen’s EHF CL 2018/2019

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmail Related Items: Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Click to comment ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsExactly 26 teams applied for the Women’s EHF Champions League 2018/2019. Decision about the participants list will be made at EHF Congress in Glasgow on June 18.The draw of the qualification will take place on Wednesday 27 June at the EHF Office in Vienna, while the group matches draw will be held on Friday 29 June also in the Austrian capital.Teams registered based on the EHF ranking list (20):AUT – Hypo NÖCRO – RK Podravka VegetaCZE – DHK Banik MostDEN – Kobenhavn HandboldDEN – Odense HCESP – Super Amara Bera BeraFRA – Metz HandballGER – Thüringer HCHUN – Györi Audi ETO KCHUN – FTC – Rail Cargo HungariaITA – Jomi SalernoMNE – WHC BuducnostNOR – Vipers KristiansandPOL – MKS Perla LublinROU – CSM BucurestiRUS – Rostov-DonSLO – RK Krim MercatorSRB – ZORK JagodinaSWE – IK SävehofTUR – Muratpasa BSKTeams registered based on additional places requests (6):FRA – Brest Bretagne HandballGER – SG BBM BietigheimNOR – Larvik HKROU – SCM CraiovaRUS – Handball Club LadaTUR – Kastamonu Belediyesi GSKlast_img read more

Do you know: Global ‘Cheeseheads’

first_imgIn 2016, cheese exports from the five leading global dairy traders – Argentina, Australia, the European Union (EU), New Zealand and the U.S. – increased 5 percent to a record 1.66 million metric tons. And they are picking up steam.advertisementadvertisementFrom March to June 2017, exports from the top five exporting countries grew 10 percent from the same period the previous year. Cheese shipments to China, South Korea and Mexico increased more than 25 percent each, while exports to Southeast Asia and Japan jumped 20 percent and 12 percent, respectively.The main beneficiary was the U.S., which boosted exports 32 percent compared to the previous year – a welcomed shift after significant cheese volume declines in 2015 and 2016. U.S. cheese shipments to China, South Korea, Mexico and Japan have soared, and the broader outlook is promising as the world’s growing love affair with cheese continues.last_img read more

Northwoods League Announces Delayed Start To Season

first_img 360p The St. Cloud Rox had been scheduled to open the season at Rochester on May 26th. No definitive start time was given in the release. About Connatix V56490 About Connatix V56490 Auto (360p) 720p HDcenter_img The Northwoods League will not open the season as planned on May 26th, according to a release sent out by the league Friday. The delayed start is due to the extension of Wisconsin’s “Stay at Home” policy, which runs through May 26th.Given the state of Wisconsin has extended its “Safer at Home” order through May 26th, a League-wide opening day of May 26th is no longer possible. The League will continue to consider multiple scenarios as each state determines its policies, always predicated on the assumption that adequate safeguards can be put in place in ballparks in states where there are no restrictions on large gatherings in order to assure fan, player and personnel safety. Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 1080p HD 1/1last_img read more

Boat gone ah falls

first_imgBy Ryhaan ShahNo one is optimistic about Guyana’s future. The country has careened through 51 post-independence years, bouncing along and threading its way through a divide, with two large groups of citizens on opposite sides of the path that should have led us to peace and prosperity.But poor political leadership is not the only reason for our despair and continued lack of progress. The will always belongs to the people, and we are the ones who continue to fail ourselves and our children’s future. We have not yet risen above party politics, nor have we graduated from drinking the partisan Kool- Aid that continues to kill us.Many felt the PPP/C Administration was corrupt and arrogant, and should be let gone. Whatever machinations occurred in the 2015 elections to ensure this, the Coalition came in with great promises of positive change. We have watched it all come to naught as PNC authoritarianism moved in; and that without any effective protest or deterrence from any quarter.The PNC has always had command of its thug element, along with its kith-and-kin support in the police and army, which are all part of its political arsenal. With these it had rammed its way into power in the 1960s with the full backing of the US and its allies. PNC attempts to do the same during the 23 years of PPP rule were destructive, but never achieved the desired goal.The U.S. had invested too heavily in restoring Guyana to democratic rule; and, in a post-Cold War era, there was no good reason for political meddling. Then came oil, and everything changed. Securing an oil future is to everyone’s advantage — especially for the U.S. and its allies, with their manufacturing and industrial sectors to feed.The PPP/C Administration’s insistence on respect for Guyana’s sovereignty and its infamous feral blast did not help its relationship with the diplomatic community. With Guyana still dependent on aid, we are not in a position to call the shots, and many continue to believe that the party’s uncouth conduct scuppered its chances of winning the 2015 elections.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is astute enough to understand the need to mend fences with our international partners, but this might be too little too late.By all appearances, boat done gone ah falls, even if the PPP senses a 2020 victory because of the many corruptions and faux pas being committed by the Granger Administration. The economy is in free fall; the stink of Government’s corruption is high; democratic parliamentary processes are sidelined, as is the rule of law; and with Justice Franklyn Holder’s recusal from the Carvil Duncan case, the Judiciary appears compromised, whether through intimidation or because of party/racial solidarity.These add up to the abuse of Executive powers that accompany authoritarianism, and President David Granger is still to name a successor to the GECOM chair — an absolutely crucial position if the PNC’s plan to stay in government come 2020 is to succeed. The pesky AFC 11% appendage will have to go; PNC rule will not be dependent on Indian Guyanese votes.The moves to erode democratic processes should have set off alarms within the diplomatic circle, given their strident criticisms in regard to the PPP/C Administration’s alleged corruption. Instead, there are notably affable relations with what is an openly corrupt Government.Granger was able to go and take a photograph with the Queen of England; and he appears quite delighted with the shiny objects being presented to him, including little Hess toy trucks and a presidential arch complete with the cacique crown, gifted by favoured Trinidadian business partner ANSA McAL, who is $605 million richer for the corrupt pharmaceutical supply deal it was handed.If everything goes according to plan – the Nassau Plan? – the 2020 elections will be the last electoral manipulation the PNC might need. The openly racist policies that target Indian Guyanese economically and culturally will succeed in their goal. As Indians continue to flee, the demographics will shift and Africans will become the majority Guyanese people.Guyana’s First Nations need to be vigilant about the fatuous claim being made about African indigeneity. If this claim gains any legitimacy, the First Nations could well find themselves disempowered and dispossessed.Not everyone wants to see Guyana go down the road of PNC authoritarianism again; but, unfortunately, we have no best selves that will act for the common good and in our country’s interests. We prefer to watch the boat plunge headlong over the falls onto the rocks below.Oil will not save us; neither will another PNC dictatorship. But is there any will and unity to turn the boat around?last_img read more