Hundreds of Youth to Benefit from Training and Job Opportunities

first_imgHundreds of young people are to be trained and provided with job opportunities over the next four months, Youth and Culture Minister, Hon. Lisa Hanna has announced. Like Our Facebook Page “We have trained and will continue to train over 800 people and place them in job opportunities over the course of the next three to four months,” Miss Hanna said, while addressing a ceremony to launch Youth Month 2012 on Thursday at St. William Grant Park, downtown Kingston. These prospects, she said, will be facilitated under the National Youth Service (NYS), which placed close to 3,700 young persons in summer jobs this year, and the National Centre for Youth Development (NCYD). The Minister noted that during Youth Month, 150 young people are to be provided with job opportunities, while under the NCYD, “we will be training close to 500 persons in entrepreneurship and giving them grants to start their own businesses”. Miss Hanna said the Ministry is “really pushing youth for entrepreneurship and empowerment because we recognise that many of you want opportunities.” “You might not get the job opportunity right away in Youth Month, but you will get some training. If you don’t get the training, you can attend a rap session that will make you meet people, who can put you in the right position,” she said. Youth Month is being celebrated under the theme: ‘Youth on a Mission’. The month-long celebrations provides young people with the opportunity to take part in national events, which improve their self-esteem, expose them to positive role models and encourage healthy lifestyles. The 2012 celebration of Youth Month is recognised as part of Jamaica 50 celebrations, and will seek to promote the participation of youth as “architects in national development”.last_img read more

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ONE Expands LSF Surcharge in China

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: ONE Ocean Network Express (ONE) has unveiled a further expansion to the low sulphur fuel (LSF) surcharge implementation in China.The company said that the decision was made “due to expansion of regulation scope requiring ships to use less than 0.5% sulphur fuel in the China ECA designated areas.”As a consequence of the regulation and changed circumstances, ONE would implement the USD 15 per TEU surcharge for import and export cargo for China, Hong Kong and Macau. The implementation dates were set at March 1, 2019 for Asia, US and Canada, and for February 15, 2019 for all other trades.The company previously announced the LSF surcharge implementation date for all China export cargoes shipping via Shanghai & Ningbo & Nanjing as from January 1, 2019. In mid-December, ONE expanded the surcharge in Taiwan and China, which was set to enter into force on January 1 and January 15.“ONE continues to explore all avenues available to mitigate fuel consumption and fuel associated costs for the benefit of the global environment and the supply chain costs,” the company concluded.last_img read more

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JT Barrett Ohio State offense hoping to tighten screws during spring game

OSU then redshirt-sophomore quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) celebrates after a touchdown during a game against Michigan on Nov. 28 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorGoing into spring camp, Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer had a definite answer for who was going to be the guy behind the center: redshirt junior J.T. Barrett. But beyond Barrett at quarterback, there are many questions of who is going to replace players such as running back Ezekiel Elliott or receivers Braxton Miller and Michael Thomas. With the Buckeyes’ annual spring game set for Saturday at 1:30 p.m., there are several young players looking to make a good impression on Meyer and the offensive coaches. OSU is looking to limit the transition phase to only the spring so it can come into the regular season ready to produce at the high level that is expected, and having the veteran Barrett still at the helm makes that slightly easier. After former offensive coordinator Tom Herman took the head coaching job at Houston before the 2015 season, co-offensive coordinators Tim Beck and Ed Warriner were left with the tall task of replacing him. There were obvious growing pains during the 2015 season, but they seemed to recede toward the end of the year, evidenced by the dominant performances against Michigan and Notre Dame. Meyer said Beck and Warinner are still learning, but, at the same time, they’re helping grow the offense.“(Beck) took over for a very valuable guy, and I expect more out of him and our offensive staff in general,” Meyer said. “We have to do a better job than we did a year ago. I see it happening this spring as far as the growth of the offensive staff.”As the centerpiece of the offense, Barrett has impressed many this spring, including Meyer. Just the fact that Barrett is healthy and getting a chance to take part in these valuable reps is a benefit that he hasn’t been afforded since leaving Texas for Columbus. “He’s having a great spring,” Meyer said. “He’s never been the quarterback in spring practice or in a spring game. We are changing some things on him that were not fundamentally where they needed to be last year. … He is a fast player and we need him to play as fast as he can.”Barrett said he is already working on some of those fundamental changes that Meyer and the offensive staff encouraged him to make. “I am trying to evolve my game to be able to see things faster because the game slows down as you play more,” Barrett said. “That’s just from watching film and transferring what I see onto the field.”That comes from practice, which Barrett said is a key part of what Buckeye fans see on Saturdays in the fall. “We don’t have game players,” Barrett said. “You have to make plays in practice in order to make plays on Saturday.”Two players taking advantage of the practice time are fighting for the top spot in the offensive backfield: senior Bri’onte Dunn and redshirt freshman Mike Weber.Even though Dunn has more game experience at the college level — he has 48 carries for 287 yards in his career — Meyer said both Weber, a high-profile recruit from Detroit, and Dunn are neck and neck to take Elliott’s spot.“As of now, Bri’onte and Mike are still fighting it out, and the young guys have done a decent job,” Meyer said. “No one has separated themselves yet.”The backup quarterback role is another position, in addition to offensive line, that still needs to be decided upon. Even though Barrett has solidified himself as the clear starter, redshirt freshman Joe Burrow is performing at a high level this spring. “He’s doing pretty well,” Meyer said. “I don’t think he’s the athlete that J.T. is right now, but he is becoming a much better runner, his release is night and day of what it was.” Meyer was asked what would happen if Barrett sustained an injury and Burrow had to assume the starting spot. “We would probably lean on the tailback and high-percentage passes,” Meyer said, “But he’s getting close to being game-ready.”With that said, a way for young players, like Burrow, to become game-ready is through the spring game. With fans breaking the national attendance record for spring games last year, Meyer is hoping that will happen again for the sake of the younger players. “I want to see Joe Burrow and Mike Weber perform in front of 100,000 people in the stadium,” Meyer said. “They have never done it. The value is probably the greatest it’s been in my four years here to see the young players respond.”Spring practice is not the stopping point, though, before the football season starts. It’s only a jumping off point, as there is still a lot of work to do before the team is game-ready, Barrett said. “One of the things we like to talk about is development and developing guys, and spring ball has definitely helped,” Barrett said. “Also, we still have summer. That’s the time where I get to work with receivers, especially the ones who haven’t been in. That’s definitely going to help us later on.” read more

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OSU wrestling coach Tom Ryan pushes for success on off the mat

For many in the wrestling community, it’s a family sport. Often, when one brother wrestles, so do the others. In the case of Ohio State’s wrestling coach Tom Ryan, who has eight of his wrestlers competing for a national championship this season, that’s precisely what happened. “The truth in the situation for me is that basketball was my first love, I played it from second grade until seventh grade,” Ryan said. “And in seventh grade, the coach of the junior high team didn’t think that I was as good as I thought I was.” His junior high basketball coach cut him. His five-year love affair with basketball was in shambles. But Ryan’s brother, who was on the wrestling team, had another idea. “He said, ‘Listen, I want you to try wrestling.’ And I was like, ‘You’re crazy, I ain’t wrestling, I ain’t wearing that singlet,’” Ryan said. But after his first workout with the wrestling team, Ryan said he was hooked. Since he first stepped onto the mat, wrestling has led Ryan to many places, the first being Syracuse University where he followed his brother to wrestle. “My brother was a great role model to me growing up, we were very close,” Ryan said. “Basically, wherever he went at college to wrestle, that’s where I was going to go.” And yet, his heart was at the University of Iowa, where he had attended wrestling camp almost every summer, Ryan said. But Iowa never called and offered him a spot on their wrestling team. Syracuse, on the other hand, was only four or five hours from his hometown, and the full scholarship they offered him made the cost of college easier on his family. For two years, Ryan wrestled and lived with his brother at Syracuse. After finishing 2-2 at the National Tournament at the end of his sophomore year, Ryan said he grew frustrated with his own performance and sought a place that could challenge him to be the best he could possibly be. “I felt that the pull of wanting to stand out in the sport was really tightening at me,” Ryan said. “I had this ache inside, and I just felt that the best way to cure the ache was to go somewhere known to really challenge people.” He packed his car, talked to his parents, his coaches, his team and his brother, and headed to the University of Iowa, the place where his heart was. For two months after arriving in Iowa City, Ryan lived in a hotel until he enrolled in school and walked onto the wrestling team. After coming to Iowa, there was no turning back, Ryan said. “I talk to my team a lot about this, but go burn the boat. It’s like the Vikings, when they conquered a foreign land, the first thing, the first thing they did when they got to shore was burn their boat,” Ryan said. “And the thought process there was, either we conquer this new place or we die here. And that was the thinking; I’m going to this place and there’s no looking back.” His first day of working out with the Hawkeyes still stands out to him, Ryan said. “I remember vividly wrestling with two brothers, twin brothers, they were the Steiner brothers, and they beat me unmercifully,” Ryan said. He said he left practice crying “quite uncontrollably,” and remembers sitting in his car contemplating whether or not he was willing to do what it took and not just what he wanted to give, to make this work. “It was that moment in my life that was a clear crossroads and I obviously decided to stay and before long, I was a starter there, and impacting the program in a positive way,” Ryan said. Ryan graduated from Iowa having been selected as an NCAA Division I All-American twice and won two Big Ten Championships in 1991 and 1992. In the years that have passed since Ryan wrestled his last match for the Hawkeyes, he’s held an assistant coaching position at Indiana and a head coaching job at Hofstra that led him to OSU. Since he took over in 2006, he has led the Buckeyes to two NCAA runner-up seasons in 2008 and 2009 and was awarded the National Coach of the Year in 2009. On Jan. 20, he became OSU’s first wrestling coach to beat Iowa since 1966. For Ryan, though, it’s more than taking down a school like Iowa and making a statement for OSU wrestling. It’s more than just winning Big Ten titles and National Championships. He said the first time he and his family set foot on campus, he realized he had a huge platform to impact peoples’ lives. Even as a freshman wrestler, Cam Tessari said he can already see how invested Ryan is. “He’s a great guy, a great wrestling coach, a great person all around. He definitely wants the best for you in all aspects of life,” he said. Redshirt freshman Logan Stieber agreed. “He’s real energetic, he always has funny stories and he’s got probably the best analogies I’ve ever heard,” he said. “He really cares about everybody on the team and he’ll do anything to help us out and make sure we’re the best we can be.” Ahead of last weekend’s Big Ten wrestling championships in West Lafayette, Ind., Ryan set a goal for OSU to qualify 10 wrestlers to the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship in St. Louis, Mo., March 15-17. Seven qualified for the national meet, and redshirt freshman Logan Stieber won the Big Ten championship at 133 pounds. The NCAA Division I Wrestling Committee announced Wednesday that an eighth wrestler would receive an at-large bid to the national meet.. Ryan might be serious about crafting the Buckeyes into a national power, but some of his wrestlers say he also has a softer side. Ryan can also be goofy, said freshman wrestler Derek Garcia. “He’s always one of the guys to make jokes and be serious,” he said. “He’s a good guy, an awesome coach, I don’t know how to explain it.” For Ryan, it’s not about him — far from it. The team always starts practice with a talk from Ryan, Tessari said. “He wants you to succeed as a person, rather than just on the mat,” he said. read more

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Bundesliga giants join Man Utd in race for Fiorentina defender

first_imgOne of the most promising Serie A defenders may leave Italy in the forthcoming transfer market, with two major Europe clubs looking to grab Fiorentina’s Nikola MilenkovicAn imposing physical presence, as well as, great anticipation and solid technique make Milenkovic a perfect modern defender. Due to his abilities, Stefano Pioli has deployed the Serbia international even as a right-back although he stands 6ft 5in tall.The former Partizan man has started all nine Serie A games for the Viola, having bagged two goals in the process.Milenkovic’s outstanding performance has drawn the attention of Manchester United, with Bayern Munich recently emerging as the most likely candidate to land the strong centre-back, according to the Calciomercato.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.With Jerome Boateng and Niklas Sule both struggling to impress this season, the Bavarians are looking for a defender to partner Matts Hummels.However, the reigning Bundesliga champions will have to splash out around €50 million to wrap up the deal.The 21-year-old Serbian arrived at the Stadio Artemio Franchi from Partizan Belgrade back last year for a reported fee of €5.1 million. So, the Tuscany-based outfit will make a nice profit if Milenkovic continues to perform at the highest level.last_img read more

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Former footballer says players have to protect more their mental health

first_imgEx-Wales midfielder David Cotterill explained how he had his own battle with depression, and how athletes need better supportFormer Wales midfielder David Cotterill had a difficult time battling with depression during his time as a footballer.And now, the 30-year-old has said players need a better support network and they need to be treated like human beings.“Guys find it really difficult to talk about it and although it is going in the right direction, I feel that there still needs to be a lot more help,” Cotterill told Sky Sports News.“In the football industry especially, I think many people are scared not to say anything because they don’t want to jeopardize their place in the team. There needs to be a lot more help, especially at club level.”“I think there needs to be a counselor at every football club for the academy players right through to the first-team players. But there needs to be that confidentiality and to make sure it doesn’t get back to the manager,” he added.“If footballers said to their managers ‘I’m not mentally stable this weekend’, then the manager isn’t going to play them on Saturday.”“So I think there needs to be that respect and trust to know that if they are going through difficult times then playing football is their release,” he commented.“When I was playing that was my release to go and play, to go and focus on something else for 90 minutes rather than everything else outside of football.”“So I think it’s important that they have that confidentiality and I think the managers out there need to learn people skills and to communicate with their players as humans, not just as footballers,” he concluded.Dr. says It may occur because of taking a unneccesay antibiotic.We use a lot of antibiotics. For coughs, cuts, urinary tract infections, and many times “just in case.” You could be considered reckless or ignorant if you opted to not use them. “But you could die of a deadly infection that could kill you!” chants the choir of voices entrained by a system that sees dangerous enemies lurking behind every life experience.What may surprise you is that the real danger could lie in assaulting your body with an “anti-life” (the actual meaning of the word!) chemical that could very well be a Russian Roulette of unintended harms. Some of these harms are so significant that they could change the course of your entire life as you know it. Given that, I bet that if you knew that there were effective, safe “alternatives,” you’d seriously consider them.To make your own decisions about health, you must inform yourself. Informed consent around medical interventions involves the exploration of the risks, benefits, and alternatives. In our reactivity, however, we are accustomed to focusing only on the promise – knock that infection out and feel better quick! – without any meaningful information around the full breadth of scientifically-evidenced risks and treatment options.It requires a mindset shift to stop fighting. Stop fighting each other, stop fighting nature, and stop fighting our own bodies. We need to break out of our patterned programs of control and domination and understand that this only strengthens our perceived enemies. We need to reconnect to the sacred complexity of pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding as the origin of our health resiliency rather than a time to throw pharmaceuticals into the black box of undisclosed risks. The microbiome itself has taught us – through the poetry of biology – that we are inextricably connected to and dependent upon the web of the natural world. And that it is not possible to simply pull one thread of that web while leaving the rest of it intact. Remember that symptoms give us an opportunity, and perhaps the next time you have an antibiotic prescription dancing in your sights, you might see what it feels like to bring your body love and support rather than the detonation of grenades.last_img read more

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San Diego County Office of Emergency Services successfully tested earthquake alert system

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Posted: June 27, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 12:30 PM June 27, 2019center_img KUSI Newsroom 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego County Office of Emergency Services, governor’s Office of Emergency Services and the U.S. Geological Survey will test a wireless emergency alert system Thursday on mobile phones throughout San Diego County.The test is scheduled to be sent out at 11 a.m. to all mobile phones in the county, regardless of whether they belong to a permanent resident or not. The standard test is intended to study the system’s effectiveness in warning residents of impending earthquakes.Mobile phones will receive a test alert and emit a loud tone to signal the test. People within the county are not required to take any action at the time of the alert.State and local officials have worked with the USGS to develop the so- called ShakeAlert system since 2006, using underground seismic activity censors to detect the first ripples from an earthquake.The system’s first phase went into effect last fall in California, Oregon and Washington. Eventually, USGS officials hope to continue expanding the alert system across the country with the ability to alert people of earthquakes of a magnitude of 5.0 and above. San Diego County Office of Emergency Services successfully tested earthquake alert systemlast_img read more

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