Labour Ministry Takes to the Streets to Educate

first_imgLabour Ministry Takes to the Streets to Educate LabourFebruary 13, 2014Written by: Athaliah Reynolds-Baker RelatedLabour Ministry Acquires Buses for Overseas Employment Programme With the imminent passage of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) legislation, representatives of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security took to the streets of downtown Kingston on February 12 to inform citizens of its requirements.The Act, which is expected to be passed in Parliament before the end of the 2013/14 legislative year in March, will set the groundwork for the protection of all workers in all spheres of economic activities, and will comprehensively address all occupational hazards.It covers a broader range of considerations than the existing Factories Act, to protect workers on the job and define working conditions. It also establishes a joint Health and Safety Council that monitors the safety and well-being of workers.Senior Director, Occupational Safety and Health Department at the Ministry, Robert Chung, who was among those who toured sections of Princess Street, told JIS News that the mission was “to communicate with persons who would not normally have information about the Act.”He said the tour also formed part of the Ministry’s public education thrust to ensure that Jamaicans are adequately aware of its various plans, programmes and policies.“What we are trying to do, through pictures, and very limited amount of words, is spell out to them the salient points of the Act and how it will impact on them when it comes into being,” Mr. Chung explained.Mr. Chung noted that when the Bill is passed, all workplaces, whether large or small, will be required to have a policy in place, so all Jamaicans must be made aware of the new requirements.“Workers at small enterprises like the ones here on Princess Street and Barry Street are usually not aware of the legislation and what it entails, so this is an attempt to communicate with them, to get them to dialogue with us about the new Act, and of course, to expose them to what is going to be in it,” he informed.The provisions of the new policy are expected to address issues, such as ventilation; fire escapes, exits and extinguishers; elevators, chemicals, as well as the use of lifting and welding equipment.The OSH Bill also makes it a responsibility for workplaces to help reduce HIV-related stigma and discrimination, including prejudice, negative attitudes, abuse, and maltreatment directed at people living with the disease.This is an extremely important aspect of the legislation, informed HIV Programme Manager in the Occupational and Safety Department at the Ministry, Peta-Gay Pryce, who said much of the discrimination in workplaces stem from a lack of knowledge about how the disease is transmitted.“It’s a work in progress, but we have been on the ground trying to work with employers and their employees to dispel the myths about transmission and reinforce the facts. We have 31.5 years of research and facts to show that HIV is not transmitted through social contact and we have to continue reinforcing that message,” she noted.“We also help them to understand that they do not have the right to know someone’s HIV status,” Ms. Pryce added.The Ministry’s HIV and AIDS policy is expected to: assist in developing a caring, supportive, and responsible working environment that will protect all workers; reduce HIV and AIDS related stigma and discrimination; and assist in reducing HIV and AIDS transmission.Meanwhile, Director of the Child Labour Unit in the Ministry, Marva Ximinnies, informed that the regulations for child labour will also be included in the impending legislation.“We are working with our colleagues in the Occupational Health and Safety Department to spread the message that no child is supposed to be at a workplace when they are supposed to be in school,” she added.Store Manager, Shantay Morrison, who spoke with JIS News following the tour, said she was very pleased with the requirements under the new legislation, particularly as it relates to the HIV policy.“I am comfortable with the provisions under the Act. It is a good Act, especially because I don’t think anybody should know your business if you have HIV,” she argued.Ms. Morrison further informed that all has been put in place to ensure that her staff members work in a safe and healthy environment.Development of Jamaica’s OSH programme is consistent with the recommendations of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) 91st sitting in 2003, during which members adopted the ‘New Global Strategies in Occupational Safety and Health’ Protocol.This document outlines the instruments which countries need, to institute effective OSH systems, one of these being development of a national programme. RelatedMore Jamaicans Get Jobs Overseas Story HighlightsRepresentatives of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security took to the streets of downtown Kingston on February 12 to inform citizens of the requirements of the OSH legislation.The Act will set the groundwork for the protection of all workers in all spheres of economic activities, and will comprehensively address all occupational hazards.It covers a broader range of considerations than the existing Factories Act, to protect workers on the job and define working conditions.center_img Advertisements Related30 Housing Units for PATH Families by March 31 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail last_img read more

Samsung to invest $1.2B on IoT in US

first_img US chip funding tipped to top $150B Tags KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move Previous ArticleTelefonica eyes IPO for UK business – reportNext ArticleVerizon keeps on trucking with Telogis buy Home Samsung to invest $1.2B on IoT in US Samsung Electronics plans to spend $1.2 billion over four years on US-based Internet of Things (IoT) R&D and investments, as it announced the formation of a lobby group with Intel.Vice chairman and CEO, Oh-Hyun Kwon, said the industry must “start talking and thinking differently about IoT,” with a “human-centered approach”.He gave an example of IoT’s impact: “Today, IoT is changing individual lives – helping people to age in their own homes. But tomorrow, using IoT, we can give the same independence to millions of Americans. We can keep people out of hospitals and nursing homes. As our populations live longer, these benefits and cost savings for society cannot be ignored.”Kwon also said the industry should focus on being open and collaborative, enabling innovators everywhere to make use of IoT.He also warned that sector-specific regulations would fragment the development of IoT, impeding devices and platforms from connecting to each other.The initiative will be led by the Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center, Global Innovation Center and Samsung Research America.Samsung, Intel create IoT lobby groupThe joint programme set up by Samsung and Intel will bring together like-minded industry partners and organisations to develop strategic recommendations for US policy makers on IoT.The initiative will be managed by the Information Technology Industry Council.Among its focus areas, it will lay the foundation for industry to make recommendations to drive US IoT infrastructure investment; facilitate interoperability; foster security; promote global consensus-based standards and best practices; leverage public-private partnerships; and enable IoT innovation to flourish, Samsung said.Last week, Samsung announced a deal to acquire cloud provider Joyent, as part of its efforts to bolster the technology platform underpinning its mobile and IoT services.Back in May, the firm was revealed as the network partner for SK Telecom’s IoT network based on Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technology LoRa.Samsung talked up the deal as being the “world’s first commercial IoT-dedicated nationwide LoRaWAN network”. IntelIoTSamsung Devices center_img EC clears SK Hynix to acquire Intel memory assets Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 22 JUN 2016 Related Saleha Riaz last_img read more

Vermont student advances to Poetry Out Loud national finals tonight

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Nine student finalists representing high schools from Arizona, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Nebraska, North Dakota, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, and Vermont match their skills in reciting classic and contemporary poetry in a contest for the title of 2018 Poetry Out Loud National Champion and a $20,000 award.Poetry Out Loud is a national initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Poetry Foundation and the state arts agencies. More information about the 2018 National Finals is available here(link is external). Poetry Out Loud is on Twitter at @PoetryOutLoud and @NEAarts, #POL18. Vermont State Champion Vera Escaja-Heiss (South Burlington High School). Courtesy photo.WHEN/WHERE: Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 pm–9:15 pm ET, Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 730 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC. The Poetry Out Loud National Finals are free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations are required. In addition, there will be a live, one-time only webcast at is external).WHO: Hosted by poet and author Elizabeth Acevedo. Guest judges include Robert Casper, head of the Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress; Lavina Jadhwani, Chicago-based theater director; Robin Coste Lewis, poet and National Book Award winner; Dawn Lundy Martin, poet and professor at the University of Pittsburgh; and Virgil Suárez, poet and professor of at Florida State University. The featured performer is musician Kaia Kater.2018 Poetry Out Loud National Finalists:Arizona State Champion Sophia Weinzinger (Coconino High School)Hawaii State Champion Nicholas Amador (Punahou School)Kentucky State Champion Kiara A. Jones (Elizabethtown High School)Massachusetts State Champion Xiadi Zhai (Boston Latin School)Nebraska State Champion Hope Stratman (V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School)North Dakota State Champion Maria Modi Tuya (Fargo North High School)Puerto Rico State Champion Matías Coss Hernández (University of Puerto Rico High School)South Carolina State Champion Janae Claxton (First Baptist School of Charleston)Vermont State Champion Vera Escaja-Heiss (South Burlington High School)last_img read more

Trade union leadership lack will power says former leader

first_imgLocalNews Trade union leadership lack will power says former leader by: Dominica Vibes News – May 3, 2015 286 Views   2 comments Tweet Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share Share Former trade union leader, Louis Alfred ‘Zaboca’ Benoit says trade union leadership in Dominica today lack the will to effectively represent workers. In an exclusive interview with Dominica Vibes on Saturday 2 May 2015, Benoit offered his perspective on the present state of the trade union movement as well as what could be done to improve its standing. Benoit is a former president of the Waterfront and Allied Workers Union (WAWU) who held significant influence at the Woodbridge Bay Port.“The trade union leadership…they haven’t got the will. I think the trade union leaders we have, they talk too much; they go on the radio, television too much. That’s not how it operates”.Benoit said in his days, whenever there was a problem, “we call our members and we discuss the thing with our members”.“When we decided that we were going to do something, we were going to do something, but we wasn’t going to take our case and expect the public to solve it. So you don’t go advertising yourself and knocking your chest,” Benoit stated.Benoit, who is now retired but has been involved in the trade union movement since 1948, said union leaders must be serious whenever they are contemplating industrial action. He does not believe that today’s leaders have properly informed their members of the sacrifices involved in taking industrial action.“I believe in that; you call your members, you tell your members that is what is happening because you tell yourself, ‘when you go out there [on strike], I’m not going back [to work until demands are satisfied]”.“Because I have never gone on strike for me to go back [to work] and not [receive what I want]. Unless what I want, I have not received it, I am not going back anywhere. Period,” Benoit added.last_img read more

GM Antonio invades first Negros Open chess tourney

first_img[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’GM Antonio invades first Negros Open chess tourney’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]By Rhick Lars Vladimer Albay[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]ILOILO City – Chess Grand Master Rogelio “Joey” Antonio graced the opening day of the very first Negros Open Chess Tournament on Wednesday, kicking off the fanfare at the SMX Convention Center in Bacolod City.Antonio has played many times for the Philippine Olympiad team, most notably claiming silver with the 2010 Asian Games delegation.The event running from Oct. 12 to 16 is also expected to see action from Grand Masters Darwin Laylo and Ronald Dableo, as well as other notable chess champions from around the country.Organized by the A&V Negros Chess Club Association, Inc. in cooperation with the Piaya Network Broadcasting Corporation and First Community Bank Inc., the competition seeks to propagate Negros as a breeding ground for high level chess tournaments and attract top national and foreign players to the island region.More than P100,000 in prizes is up for grabs in the National Chess Federation of the Philippines-sanctioned tournament, with the champion expected to go home P50,000 richer.Also competing are International Master (IM) Oliver Dimakiling, IM Ronald Dableo, IM Emmanuel “Manny” Senador, IM Richelieu Salcedo III, IM Chito Garma, as well as Bacolod City’s IM Joel Pimentel Jr., and Fide Master Sander Severino of Silay City.A&V Negros Chess Club was founded by Antonio Ivan Aguirre and Hugo Villanueva, both chess champions and active members of the Negros sports community./PNlast_img read more

IndyCar sensation Lindsay Brewer posts Instagram bikini photo and gets ‘d*** pics and a poem’ from sick trolls in return

first_img REAL vs FAKE GOLD INDYCAR sensation Lindsay Brewer has revealed that she was forced to stop in the absolute pits of social media after posting a bikini photo.The 22-year-old driver was given a rough ride by sick trolls who sent her “d*** pics and a poem” in response to an image of her wearing a pink bathing suit on Instagram.Lindsay Brewer has lifted the lid on the disgusting messages she receives after posting bikini photos on InstagramCredit: InstagramThe IndyCar sensation revealed she has been is sent ‘d*** pics and a poem’Credit: InstagramThe Motorsport prodigy has over a 1million followers on InstagramCredit: InstagramBrewer, who has been labelled a future star of motorsport, has amassed over 1.1million followers on Instagram where she regularly shares snaps of her in both bikinis and her racing gear.But it is the former that’s forced her to see the pole position as she admitted a recent picture had seen her peppered with below-the-belt images in response.In a video shared on TikTok, Brewer wrote: “Goes and checks DMs, immediately sees 2 d–k pics and a poem.”The short clip ends with the star pulling a disgusted face and leaving through a doorway behind her.Brewer added in text next to the video: “Sometimes they’ll throw in a little razzle-dazzle and send a video.” Lindsay is currently plying her trade in some of the minor league racing circuits having started racing go-karts at the age of 11.She then garnered success after winning the regional mountain championship just a year later.She made the switch from go-karts to full-size cars in 2015 and has previously opened up about her hope to emulate the legendary Danica Patrick.She told the Ralston Valley Review in 2015: “My ultimate goal is to become a female IndyCar racer.“I want to compete in the Indy 500, and, hopefully, one day win.”Brewer won her first kart race at the age of the 11Credit: InstagramThe 22-year-old is hoping to break into the male-dominated IndyCar sportCredit: InstagramBrewer has revealed her ambition to emulate the legendary Danica PatrickCredit: InstagramFernando Alonso crashes into wall during Indy 500 practice 10 Best Travel Destinations in Taiwan Funny Moments Of Football Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!!center_img Animals are so funny that you can die of laughter People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Best caption wins🏆 Credit @4×4 Source: Motorsport – read more

1-year-old girl is convinced Batman statue is her dad

first_imgErik Millsap(STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich.) — A 1-year-old girl thought she spotted her dad in the mall. Instead, it was a statue of Batman.Melissa Millsap was taking her four kids back-to-school shopping at Lakeside Mall in Sterling Heights, Michigan, but she couldn’t understand why her 1-year-old daughter Layla kept yelling, “Da da!”“I was trying to figure out what she was talking about,” she told ABC News.Millsap, 37, eventually discovered that her daughter was referring to the Batman statue, located inside the mall.“It’s funny because she’s never seen Batman before. We don’t have anything Batman in our house,” she continued.Millsap decided to take a video of her daughter yelling “Da da!” at Batman to send to her husband of 17 years, Erik. He thought it was hilarious.“I was cracking up because the way she shot it was perfect,” Erik Millsap, 39, told ABC News. “I was not expecting to see Batman at the end of the video. I was laughing.”Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

It’s so simple for Simon

first_img2nd Yui Bietry (10) 36ptsB Flight1st Peter Henshaw (17) 35pts2nd Pierre Bietry (15) 35ptsNear Pins:  Gabriel Enright (2), Alain Bellec, Colin Sansom. Old friend Simon Spalding, who plays his golf out of the Eastwood golf club in Melbourne Australia, was a sight for sore eyes, at least that is until he spoilt the warm welcome by coming in with the only score better than par for the top flight and match honours.  Simon’s 37 points was one better than the very consistent Yui Bietry.Colin the Golf Manager, left, congratulates Simon Spalding following his excellent win at St. Andrews.Peter ‘Don O’Corleone’  Henshaw continued his way to the pay window, a two time top spot finish in as many games, gaining a count-back victory over Yui’s other half Pierre as they both settled for silver.Don Lehmer, Chaten Patel, Jez Lees, Pierre Bietry and Adam Oyston shared the ‘2’s pot.Tuesday, June 21, Khao Kheow – Stableford1st Peter Hynard (14) 37pts2nd Eddy Beilby (15) 32ptsIt was off to the fine display of Khao Kheow for the mid week fixture, and it was Peter the right honorable Hynard who awoke (well his golf never sleeps) to throw 37 points at the yellow tees and A Flight.To say that Eddy the Eagle was gob smacked to find his 32 point haul took the silver would be an understatement.  Colin the donkey and Jan the quite one were a shot back and received exactly what they expected – nothing.No 2’s so it’s a rollover on Wednesday.Wednesday, June 22, Bangpra – Stableford1st Terry Mangan (10) 34pts2nd Nelly Stoor (18) 34pts3rd Jim Bell (17) 32ptsOn a day that turned out to be a non counting day it was the scourge of Co. Wicklow and Walking Street, Terry Mangan, who bettered Nelly Stoor with a more favorable distributed 34 points.  This left the newly arrived Aussi Jim Bell to pick up the bronze two shots back.‘The donkey’ Peter Henshaw and Jimmy Day were just one point of the podium steps.Mike the welsh wizard picked up a healthy rollover 2’s pot.Friday, June 24, The Emerald – StablefordA Flight1st Eddy Beilby (15) 39pts2nd Terry Mangan (10) 39ptsB Flight1st Ed Delaney (29) 37pts2nd Peter Henshaw (17) 33ptsThe last day of the week is usually held on one of the local courses when possible to avoid Friday Sukhumvit traffic.  So it was off to the very popular Emerald, but this does not mean that some of the lads get back any quicker for some unknown reason!Eddy’ the Eagle’ always fairs well here and today was no exception as he was one of only two players to better par.  Eddy’s very creditable top score of 37 points gave him the senior flight and match honors.  Co. Wicklow man Terry “you know who” carded a very useful even par round for the silver.Dropping down to the junior flight saw an all Irish affair as Ed Delaney showed all his experience to post the only other day’s subpar round to take the flight with a solid 37 points.  Peter ‘Don O’Corleone’ Henshaw with a favorable count-back over Kevin Selms rounded out the flight.No 2s were recorded so a rollover to Sunday.Note:  Lewiinski’s is situated on Pattaya Land Soi 1, Beach Road Soi 13/3 near to Walking Street.  Anyone wishing to play with us just pop in and add your name to the list or call Colin on 089 826 0764.  Transport is provided. PSC golf from Lewiinski’sSunday, June 19, St Andrews – StablefordA Flight1st Simon Spalding (1) 37ptslast_img read more

Chelsea deny reports of being put on sale by Roman Abramovich

first_imgAdvertisement c8p8NBA Finals | Brooklyn VscfWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Emya( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7rrzshlWould you ever consider trying this?😱78Can your students do this? 🌚8w1Roller skating! Powered by Firework London giants Chelsea FC denied reports of their club being put up for sale by owner Roman Abramovich after reports suggested that the Russian might be looking for a suitable candidate to sell the club to. According to The Guardian, a ‘club source familiar with the situation’ has ensured that the club is not being put up for sale.Advertisement Abramovich reportedly hired US Bank Raine Group for ‘strategic review’ and the club was valued at 2 billion Euros. Earlier this year, the Russian rejected an offer for a minority stake by US private equity firm Salt Lake Partners, and he also denied an offer of 2 billion Euros as recently as this June from ‘Britain’s richest man’, Sir Jim Ratcliffe.Advertisement It was announced in May by the club that the plans of redeveloping their stadium, Stamford Bridge was to be put on hold due to an ‘unfavourable investment climate’. The renovation would have costed Abramovich about 500 million Euros and would have seen Stamford Bridge’s capacity rise to 60,000. It would have seen Chelsea follow in the footsteps of rivals Tottenham Hotspurs and temporarily play their home games at Wembley. It is believed on some grounds that Abramovich denied to pay the money for the renovation due to the delay of issuing him a UK investor’s Visa.The reports of the club being put up for sale drew a lot of attention from China and the Middle East. One of the reasons for this is that US bank Raine Group was responsible for Manchester City’s procurement of a 265 million Euros from China Media Capital through a 13% stake in the club in 2015. While the sale of the club might be off the table, an opportunity for such an investment may very well be on the cards.Advertisement Abramovich, 51, took over the London based club in the year 2003. The club has seen immense success since the arrival of the Russian winning several trophies including 5 FA Cups, 5 Premier League titles, and the 2012 Champions League title. The club has been a massive force in the transfer market but have been recently overtaken financially by clubs like Manchester City and Liverpool, while being unable to outshine world football giants Manchester United financially.Read the full article here : also :The Real Reason Why Manchester United Ended Up Jose Mourinho Instead Of Pep GuardiolaHugo Lloris faces serious repercussions from Tottenham for drinking and driving   Advertisementlast_img read more

Getafe drop points against Real Betis1-1 at Benito Villamarin

first_img Real Betis took the lead in the second half, with a goal from Joaquín in the 73rd minute, seeing the game to a 1-1 draw. Upd. at 23:13 The first 45 minutes was in favour of Getafe, thanks to a goal from Jaime Mata 15 minutes in the game, thereby seeing the first half to a 0-1. 15/09/2019 Real Betis and Getafe draw 1-1 on Sunday at Benito Villamarin. Real Betis went into the match knowing victory after winning at home stadium by a 2-1 victory against Leganés while Getafe scored a 1 draw against Alavés, adding a point in the last match played of the competition. As of today, Real Betis is 15th in the LaLiga, with 4 points from 4 matches, while Getafe sits at 18th with 3 points after playing a total of 4 matches.center_img At the end of the match, both teams made 3 substitutions each. For Real Betis Loren Morón, Álex Moreno and Javi García came on for Wilfrid Kaptoum, Alfonso Pedraza and Joaquín, while Getafe substituted Ángel Rodríguez, David Timor and Enric Gallego with Jorge Molina, David and Nemanja Maksimovic. The referee booked eleven players. Aissa Mandi, Barragán and Nabil Fekir from Betis saw the yellow card and William Carvalho and Loren Morón saw the red card, while for Getafe David, Allan Nyom, Mauro Arambarri, Damián Suárez, Djene Dakonam and Marc Cucurella saw a yellow card as well. CEST Real Betis will play against Osasuna at away stadium, while Getafe will face Mallorca at home stadium.last_img read more