MP Henry Reaches Out to Denbigh High

first_img Welcoming the gesture, Principal of the institution, Janice Julal, said the entire school community is appreciative of the move, noting that the particular area of the building was constructed in 1969 and has structural issues. Mr. Henry said in addition to his contribution from the Constituency Development Fund (CDF), he will be encouraging contractors to partner with the school, and if they cannot do the work free of cost, they should allow him to pay them within two years from his constituency allocation. Minister of Transport and Mining, and Member of Parliament for Central Clarendon, Hon. Mike Henry, has reached out to the Denbigh High School in the parish with a $1-million donation for remedial work on a section of its building. Story Highlights Minister of Transport and Mining, and Member of Parliament for Central Clarendon, Hon. Mike Henry, has reached out to the Denbigh High School in the parish with a $1-million donation for remedial work on a section of its building.Mr. Henry, who was on a recent visit to the school, was told that the administrators had sent to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information seeking $4 million to correct the problem affecting over 300 students.Mr. Henry said in addition to his contribution from the Constituency Development Fund (CDF), he will be encouraging contractors to partner with the school, and if they cannot do the work free of cost, they should allow him to pay them within two years from his constituency allocation.“I hope that the procurement exercise of the country allows me to move it in that direction, because we can’t have debris falling on children,” Mr. Henry told JIS News.Welcoming the gesture, Principal of the institution, Janice Julal, said the entire school community is appreciative of the move, noting that the particular area of the building was constructed in 1969 and has structural issues.“The donation from Mr. Henry will go a far way in having our students in a safe environment,” she said.Meanwhile, Chairman of the school, Cecil Morgan, while thanking Mr. Henry for the support, informed that they will be forging additional partnerships with community members to ensure that the institution remains on the growth path, and provides high-quality education for the students.Denbigh High School, located in the parish capital of May Pen, has 1,600 students and over 80 teachers.last_img read more

June 17-23 is CPR Week

first_img The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) will be observing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Awareness week from June 17 to 23 under the theme ‘Every Second Counts: CPR Saves Lives!. The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) will be observing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Awareness week from June 17 to 23 under the theme ‘Every Second Counts: CPR Saves Lives!.Activities get under way with a live CPR demonstration at the ‘Everyone’s a Winner’ Father’s Day race at Hope Gardens, St. Andrew, on Sunday.CPR demonstrations will continue at Emancipation Park on Monday (June 18) between 4:00 and 6:30 p.m. and a Family and Friends CPR training day will be held at the HFJ’s Beechwood Avenue office on Saturday, June 23 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.Speaking at a JIS Think Tank on Wednesday (June 13), CPR Coordinator at the HFJ, Alonzo Mothersill, informed that the training will cost $1,500.“The certification usually costs $5,400, but, on CPR Day, our Family and Friends CPR course is discounted for all non-medical personnel and students,” he said.He is encouraging all individuals to take an interest in acquiring CPR skills for the benefit of family members and colleagues, who may, at some point, require such assistance.CPR is a lifesaving technique that helps to support and maintain breathing and circulation in an individual, through administering chest compressions and rescue breaths.The technique becomes necessary in cases where an individual has suffered a heart attack, has collected water in his lungs (near drowning) or has stopped breathing or the heart has stopped for any other reason.Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival. Activities get under way with a live CPR demonstration at the ‘Everyone’s a Winner’ Father’s Day race at Hope Gardens, St. Andrew, on Sunday. Story Highlights CPR demonstrations will continue at Emancipation Park on Monday (June 18) between 4:00 and 6:30 p.m. and a Family and Friends CPR training day will be held at the HFJ’s Beechwood Avenue office on Saturday, June 23 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.last_img read more

President Approves Ordinances on Coal Insurance

first_imgPresident Pranab Mukherjee signed two key ordinances Friday, clearing the way for the auction of coal blocks that were ordered cancelled by the Supreme Court, and for a hike in foreign equity cap in the insurance industry from 26 percent to 49 percent.The legislations for the two measures could not be taken up in the Rajya Sabha as the opposition did not allow the upper house, where the government is in minority, to conduct business during the last few days of the winter session that ended Tuesday.A cabinet meeting Wednesday, presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, decided to issue the two ordinances so as to send a strong signal that the government will pursue reforms and would not allow disruptions in parliament to come in the way, an official said.The ordinance on coal is necessary for the government to hold auctions for the blocks that were ordered cancelled by the Supreme Court, while that on insurance will operationalise the reforms in the sector, the bill for which was okayed by the Select Committee of the Rajya Sabha.”With the repromulgation of the ordinance on coal, the unfinished process of allocations can begin again,” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said after the cabinet decision, adding that reforms will not be halted if the opposition does not cooperate.The government has, in fact, moved quickly on the coal auctions.A day after the cabinet approval for the allocation of coal blocks, a web portal was formally launched for e-auction of 24 coal mines which will be held in February. Soon after, the tender documents were also released.”Twenty-four blocks are being put up for auction in the first stage. The process will benifit the common man. Power tariff will not go up, I assure you, because in this case it will be reverse bidding, and tariffs will come down,” Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goel said.On insurance, the industry expects the upward revision in the foreign equity limits to result in an additional capital infusion of around Rs.50,000 crore ($8 billion) by 2020. This apart, it is also expected to help in increasing insurance penetration that is abysmally low now.The Indian insurance sector has 52 players — 28 in non-life business and 24 in life.last_img read more

Cambridge MBA Program Blogs Ends After 5 Years

first_imgNarrow Focus The changing times have made blogs less popular. Now, most people get their information on social media, and that’s where Chua feels Cambridge MBAs and future candidates will receive the greatest benefit. “When I first started the blog, we were only just experimenting with using Facebook and Twitter to connect with our candidates,” said Chua. “Today, we use LinkedIn, our website, Twitter, Weibo, WeChat, YouTube, and other blogs for students to write about their experiences.” The best MBA programs are always changing and improving. The business world doesn’t stand still, and so neither can business schools. It’s for that reason the University of Cambridge Judge Business School made a big update to their blog: they got rid of it.According to Conrad Chua, the Executive Director of the Cambridge MBA program, while the MBA blog was valuable for many years, that value could not hold up in the current world. In the school’s last blog post, Chua explained the many reasons for moving on to greener pastures. The MBA blog, which was successful for more than five years and 127 posts, had a narrow focus: admissions. “Over the last few months, I did feel that this focus on admissions was a bit restrictive and that explains why my last post was almost 4 months ago,” explained Chua. And while the blog could have been expanded to include career information and more about the MBA program, it wasn’t enough of a reason to keep it around. Cambridge MBA Program Blogs Ends After 5 Years RelatedCambridge Judge Sees Seven Point Jump in Female MBA EnrollmentThis post has been republished in its entirety from original source clearadmit.com. More women than ever—37 percent—make up the newest MBA class at Cambridge’s Judge School of Business, which arrived on campus last week. “While most schools have also seen an increase in the percentage of women students, this is a big…September 30, 2015In “Featured Home”What Brexit Means for Britain’s Business SchoolsWith David Cameron having officially resigned and Prime Minister Theresa May taking up residence behind “the most famous black door in the world” at 10 Downing Street, speculations abound regarding just what the full implications of the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union will be. Immediately following the…July 15, 2016In “Featured Home”Best MBA BlogsWelcome to our list of the best MBA blogs. In this list we’ve chosen to focus on student/alumni-run program blogs, i.e. not admissions dept blogs. The blogs are presented in alphabetical order. Enjoy! Best MBA Blogs Anderson School of Management – UCLA The MBA Student Voice blog at UCLA Anderson…June 22, 2016In “Featured Home” Social Mediacenter_img Website Traffic regions: London Finally, in the beginning, the blog was a great way to bring people to the Cambridge MBA website. In fact, at one point, the blog had more average monthly visitors than the school website. The problem was that this didn’t reveal anything incredible about the blog but instead showed how weak the website was. “I am happy it has now improved greatly, and we no longer need to rely on this blog to connect with our candidates,” said Chua.So, for all those reasons, the Cambridge MBA blog will be no more. Instead, students and candidates should be on the lookout for an upcoming podcast series and more social media posting. About the AuthorKelly Vo    Kelly Vo is a writer who specializes in covering MBA programs, digital marketing, and personal development.View more posts by Kelly Vo Last Updated Jun 22, 2017 by Kelly VoFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail last_img read more