Youth Minister Invites Partnerships for Economic Empowerment

first_imgYouth and Culture Minister, Hon. Lisa Hanna, says the Government is willing to partner with private sector interests and stakeholders in youth development on programmes and initiatives aimed at the economic empowerment of young people. She issued the invitation while addressing the second Social Development Commission (SDC) Parish/Town Hall Meeting in May Pen, Clarendon, on Wednesday (October  31). At the meeting, she informed that the Ministry will be assisting over 700 additional young people island-wide to start businesses, as well as in getting placed in internship programmes being undertaken in partnership with the private sector. Ms. Hanna informed the Ministry will embark on the implementation of a series of entrepreneurship training workshops, targeting over 500 young people, beginning this month, “going into the next couple of months”. Noting that this undertaking will be spearheaded by the Ministry’s agency, the National Centre for Youth Development (NCYD), Ms. Hanna informed that “we will also give them (young people) grants to start their own businesses across the 14 parishes.” The Minister also advised that an additional 200 young people will be placed in internship programmes across government ministries during November, through the National Youth Service and under the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica’s (PSOJ) Youth Upliftment Through Employment (YUTE) programme. This partnership is being facilitated through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) established between the Ministry and PSOJ. She advised that the Ministry will also be training and placing an additional 800 persons over the next four to five months. “Now this is not a lot, if you consider it, but it is a start,” Ms. Hanna said, while expressing a willingness to hold discussions with stakeholders on other initiatives, in this regard. Meanwhile, Finance and Planning Minister, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, who also spoke at the meeting, said that there was a “particular problem” with youth unemployment “that we have to address in multiple ways”. These solutions, he pointed out, included training through institutions such as the HEART Trust/National Training Agency (NTA), which he contended “has a lot of facilities”, which can be utilised to this end. “We have major opportunities, also, for small business and micro enterprise loans that (if utilized could ensure that) the unemployment (rate) will come down, not so much from getting a job only, with someone else, but operating a little enterprise for yourself, as well as the other development activities in agriculture and elsewhere that we have to undertake,” Dr. Phillips said. “But, we have a particular issue in that there are jobs to be filled and people without jobs and part of the challenge is providing the training so that the jobs available and the people available, match more closely. That is something, particularly with HEART and with some of the other training initiatives, (that) we are trying to do,” the Minister added.last_img read more

Dream to play the God at Arthur Ashe arena Nagal on playing

first_imgNew York: Earning a dream Grand Slam debut for himself, Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal set up the US Open first round against one of the greatest players of all times the legendary Roger Federer. When Nagal stepped on the court to take on Brazil’s Joao Menezes in the final qualifying round, he would not have thought a win would pit him against a global superstar, who has 20 Grand Slam titles to his name. Nagal lost the first set but regrouped for a 5-7 6-4 6-3 win over the Brazilian in two hours and 27 minutes. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhThe 22-year-old has become only the fifth Indian male player to feature in a Grand Slam singles main draw in this decade. Somdev Devvarman, Yuki Bhambri, Saketh Myneni and Prajnesh Gunneswaran are the only ones who played at singles Majors between 2010 and present. Nagal will take on the Swiss great on Tuesday, 5:45 am (IST) at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Nagal had also become only the sixth Indian player to win a junior Grand Slam title in 2015 when he won Wimbledon boys doubles with Nam Hoang Ly of Vietnam. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”It means a lot. Everyone dreams about this. I played well in Qualifiers. Every match meant something, I had some history with all of them. It was a roller-coaster. Of course, I am super happy. I don’t even know what to say,” Nagal told PTI. “It will be a great opportunity to play Roger at Arthur Ashe stadium. It’s probably the best thing that could have happened. I was hoping I get to play Roger someday. He is God of tennis, so yeah I am looking forward to it,” added Nagal. Now India will have two players in the Grand Slam main draw for the first time since 1998 when legends Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi competed at the Wimbledon. Prajnesh is set to clash with Cincinnati Masters winner and world number five Russian Daniil Medvedev, who conquered Novak Djokovic during his title triumph. Nagal came into the US Open qualifiers confident, backed by terrific results during the Clay court season. Consistent results on the Challenger Circuit meant that he broke into the top-200 for the first time in his career and has now earned himself a chance to play a match which every tennis player dreams of. He had started the year outside the 350 bracket and had to overcome a difficult period, encountering injuries but came back strong.last_img read more

Child wounded in accidental shooting in Fallbrook

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsFALLBROOK (KUSI) – A child was wounded today in an apparently accidental shooting in a rural North County neighborhood east of Camp Pendleton, authorities reported.The gunfire in the 900 block of Santa Margarita Drive in Fallbrook was reported shortly after 1:30 p.m., , according to sheriff’s officials.Medics airlifted the victim, believed to be 9 years old, to a hospital for treatment of injuries of undetermined severity. Her name was not released.The circumstances of the shooting were unclear, Lt. Christopher May said.No arrests in the case had been announced as of mid-afternoon. April 19, 2019 Child wounded in accidental shooting in Fallbrook KUSI Newsroom, Posted: April 19, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more