Mall of America, Dec. 20.Photo: Fight Back! NewsThe end-of-the-year holiday season in the United States did not slow down the “Black Lives Matter” demonstrations demanding justice for the victims of racist police brutality and killings.Since the exonerations of cop Darren Wilson, killer of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and cops in Staten Island, N.Y., for their murder caught on videotape of Eric Garner, protests have continued across the U.S. Protesters in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Oakland, Calif., Atlanta, Cleveland, Detroit and Houston linked these and other cases of police killings and racist atrocities around the country.‘No business as usual’ for shoppers, copsOn Dec. 20, the largest megamall in the U.S., Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., was taken over by several thousand protesters who crowded the main rotunda on one of the busiest shopping days of the year. They chanted, “No justice, no shopping!” and “While you’re on your shopping spree, Black people can’t breathe,” in reference to Garner, along with “Hands up, don’t shoot,” recalling the murder of Brown.“Quickly, the mall went into partial lockdown, closing its north and east entrances and locking about 80 stores, trapping some customers inside.” (Associated Press, Dec. 20) Riot-clad police arrested 26 people, most for misdemeanors, while the Bloomington city attorney has announced she will seek charges against the leaders of Black Lives Matter, which organized the demonstration. (mprnews.org, Dec. 29)Actions took place across the U.S. on New Year’s Eve. Protesters in St. Louis planned a sit-in inside the lobby of police headquarters. They shouted and pushed their way through the doors “only to be met by a line of aggressive police and pepper spray.” (stltoday.com, Jan. 4) The demonstrators posted an eviction notice demanding the cops vacate the premises and relinquish power. About two dozen activists were cited for various alleged acts associated with the protest.Ferguson activists: ‘Reclaim MLK’The Ferguson Action Team held a national planning meeting by conference call on Jan. 3. “The main focus was on a national effort to reclaim MLK Day weekend in the rebellious spirit of Dr. King and the movement behind him,” said participant Monica Moorehead, representing the Peoples Power Assembly. “Ferguson activists asked for everyone’s renewed efforts this year to ensure their demands for justice are met.”She reported that FAT leaders stated, “This means sustained actions, deeper commitments, and further outreach to everyone in our communities. Let’s make 2015 a ‘Year of Resistance for Black Lives.’”Activists around the U.S. are focusing on three dates for actions: Jan. 15, the date of King’s birthday, as a day of mass resistance; Jan. 18 as a day of reflection, with special emphasis on faith-based outreach; and Jan. 19, a day of direct, mass actions on the official King holiday. Actions on other days are also welcomed.For a listing of upcoming actions related to MLK, including a link to add actions, go to fergusonresponse.tumblr.com. To sign the “New Year’s Revolution pledge to make 2015 the Year of Resistance,” go to engage.fergusonaction.com/pledge-new-years-revolution. To promote MLK anti-racist actions on Twitter, use the hashtag #ReclaimMLK.Protests continue across U.S.Here are abbreviated reports from Workers World Party activists in several cities.Chanting “Hands down, fists up!” hundreds in Houston marched to the courthouse on Dec. 29 demanding justice for Jordan Baker. The 26-year-old unarmed Black man was murdered by a Houston cop who was not indicted on Dec. 23 for the shooting.Baker, a college student, worker and father, was shot and killed on Jan. 16, 2014, when he was riding his bicycle through a shopping center three blocks from his house. His family contends he was killed for being Black and wearing a hoodie. The Harris County grand jury’s “no bill” has led to several marches, rallies and calls for justice.Every single police officer who has shot a resident since 2004 has had his case cleared by a Harris County grand jury. Last year 47 officers were no-billed by grand juries, which included 20 cases where civilians died. Cops were never tried in any of these cases. (Houston Chronicle, Jan. 5)Declaring “All Black Lives Matter,” Atlanta protesters on Dec. 20 afternoon blockaded a busy intersection where two of the largest upscale shopping malls in the city are located. The multinational group of mostly young people spread large banners on the pavement and then, chained together in a series of lock boxes, laid down on the street, bringing traffic to a stop for some 90 minutes. Thirteen people were arrested.Organizers noted the inconvenience to thousands of motorists, but stated that as long as Black and Brown people, particularly youth, could not walk safely to avoid police terror, there could be no business as usual.The previous evening, a die-in was held inside a suburban Atlanta mall as dozens of people laid down on the floor, chanting “Black lives matter.”There were actions Dec. 27 for Akai Gurley at Pink Houses in East New York, Brooklyn. Gurley, unarmed, was killed Nov. 20 by police in a dark stairwell at that location. The protests included three rallies, a march of some 500 in the streets and demonstrations at two police precincts. There, people turned their backs on the cops and yelled for the ones on the roofs to “Jump!” A “lie-in” was also held at the second precinct.A rally speaker from Malcolm X Grassroots Movement stated, “Gurley’s murder was not an accident. It’s the paramilitary approach to policing our community. We refuse to be policed based on race and economics. We charge genocide! We will end this genocide!”There was no business as usual in downtown Newark, N.J., on New Year’s Eve as students of color from the Eleven25 Coalition at Essex County College and their supporters, including members of the International Action Center, Peoples Organization for Progress and Veterans For Peace, shut down three major intersections starting at 3 p.m. Heavy, early-rush-hour, pre-holiday traffic was stopped for 15 minutes at each intersection. Activists marched in the street from one intersection to the other. Some passersby joined the protest.Most drivers understood the students’ message about police violence, racism, the capitalist system and “Black Lives Matter” and waited patiently for the protest to move on. Many honked their horns in support — especially bus and truck drivers — while others raised clenched fists in solidarity.In Boston on Dec. 31, the “First Night Against Police Violence” die-in took place. “First Night” is a New Year’s Eve blowout that includes fireworks, ice sculptures and a parade. A couple hundred demonstrators received wide media coverage because they refused the pleas of the mayor and police to stay away from First Night.Michael Kramer, Dianne Mathiowetz, Tony Murphy, Anne Pruden and Gloria Rubac contributed to this report. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Twitter Email The Rev William Casey (Rev Willie C) memorial, Abbeyfeale.Photo: Cian Reinhardt Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live LIMERICK TD and Minister for the Office of Public Works, Patrick O’Donovan has welcomed a major investment by Minister Hildegarde Naughton TD for road works including pedestrian crossings, footpaths, lighting, drainage and safety measures across the County. Linkedin WhatsApp “Communities across Limerick will benefit from substantial investment for their areas. Various different projects are being included for towns and villages like the installation of pedestrian crossings or the removal of difficult flooding problems off of sections of road.”“As TD for the County I would have identified most of these needs to Limerick City and County Council and have met local area engineers to get these matters pushed forwards.”“This investment by Government is also important because it is an important injection of €2million which will allow for local construction works in several of our communities.”Minister O’Donovan also pointed out that the works in question will make the areas where the roads and footpaths are being repaired or installed safer for pedestrians and other road users.“The recent COVID restrictions have seen a major rise in the numbers of people walking so this money will help those areas to be safer and allow more people to use our footpaths and roads more safely.” Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Previous articleFlooding on graves in St Mary’s cemetery PatrickswellNext articleAhead of World Alzheimer Month this September Latest Figures Show Estimated 2,691 People Living with Dementia in Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie LimerickNewsO’Donovan welcomes major investment in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – August 31, 2020 244 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Patrick O’Donovan said that with he would continue to work with Fine Gael Councillors across the County to identify work like this that the Council and the Government can complete, and that he would engage positively with the Council staff to advance projects for communities across Limerick. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSKeeping Limerick PostlimerickLimerick Post Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener
Seventh Generation,Seventh Generation today announced that its Board of Directors has named John Replogle to serve as the company’s Chief Executive Officer and President.Replogle, 45, has served since January 2006 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Burt’s Bees, the leading Earth-friendly, natural personal care products company. Replogle previously spent three years at Unilever as General Manager, Skin Care, North America. Prior to joining Unilever, Replogle served eight years with Diageo as President of Guinness Bass Import Company, Managing Director of Guinness Great Britain and had several roles in Marketing, Sales and Strategy with Diageo. Replogle started his career as a Case Leader with the Boston Consulting Group.Peter Graham, Seventh Generation’s Chairman, said that the Seventh Generation board unanimously selected Replogle based on his track record leading a complex organization, his demonstrated commitment to Corporate Responsibility, as well as his strong executive and personal qualities.”John came to our attention because of his strong execution skills, his proven ability to lead top performing teams and his track record in championing and embracing sustainability,” said Graham. “As we got to know John, we were impressed by his understanding of the role of culture in a company’s success and his personal integrity. We are thrilled to have someone of John’s caliber, background and proven passion for the company vision and mission leading our community forward,” continued Graham. “Under John’s leadership, the Board is confident that it has taken the steps necessary to ensure that Seventh Generation’s untapped growth potential is fully realized in the years ahead, both financially and in our continued efforts to make our world a safer place for our children and the next seven generations.”Seventh Generation has seen revenues grow more than $100 million over the last five years. It reported 2010 revenues of $150 million, according to Vermont Business Magazine’s Vermont 100+ and ranks as the state’s 18th largest company (RANKING).Replogle’s appointment ends a CEO search commenced by the Seventh Generation Board following the September resignation of Chuck Maniscalco, who joined the company in 2009, replacing company founder, Jeffrey Hollender, as CEO (STORY). Maniscalco agreed to stay on through the transition. “On behalf of the Seventh Generation community, we would like to thank Chuck for his many positive contributions to the Company and wish him all the best in his future endeavors,” said Graham.Replogle said, “For twenty three years Seventh Generation has been a pioneer in sustainable household products. Today, it is the leading “green” brand in the household space and continues to grow as more consumers discover the benefits of using safer, natural cleaning products. I am delighted with the company’s mission and culture and fit with my own personal values. I’ve been impressed by the passion of the people for the clear purpose on which the company was founded. It’s a great honor to join its leadership team and have the opportunity to build on its success.”Replogle will take up his new duties on March 7. A brief biography is below.John Replogle biographyJohn Replogle was named Chief Executive Officer and President of Seventh Generation on February 9, 2011. The appointment is effective March 7.Replogle previously spent five years at Burt’s Bees as Chief Executive Officer and President. His leadership was marked by the company’s continued growth and global expansion while remaining true to its founding mission. Burt’s Bees products are now widely available across the United States, where they hold a market leadership position, as well as in twenty markets around the globe. Burt’s Bees was ranked #1 Green Brand in the 2010 Imagepower survey.Replogle is credited with leading the company’s deepened commitment to human and environmental well-being through the development of a business model called The Greater Good, embracing the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit. An advocate of creative corporate social responsibility, Replogle speaks often on the topic.Replogle previously spent three years at Unilever as General Manager, Skin Care, North America. He also served on the company’s Operating Executive Committee and Global Category Board. His leadership was marked by successful efforts to improve the division’s innovation, re-craft their marketing and build a strong leadership team.Prior to that, he spent eight years with Diageo, most recently as President of Guinness Bass Import Company and Managing Director of Guinness Great Britain. Earlier, he held several other roles in Marketing, Sales and Strategy with Diageo. Replogle began his career as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. Replogle earned an MBA from Harvard, graduating with distinction. He earned his BA from Dartmouth College.John and his wife Kristin have four daughters. An active proponent of education and humanitarian causes, Replogle serves on the Boards of Habitat for Humanity, Triangle Community Foundation and Dartmouth College.About Seventh GenerationSeventh Generation is committed to being the most trusted brand of household and personal-care products for your living home. Our products are healthy solutions for the air, surfaces, fabrics, pets and people within your home — and for the community and environment outside of it. Seventh Generation also offers baby products that are safe for your children and the planet. The company derives its name from the Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy that states, “In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.” Every time you use a Seventh Generation product you are making a difference by saving natural resources, reducing pollution, and making the world a better place for this and the next seven generations.For information on Seventh Generation cleaning, paper, baby and feminine personal care products, to find store locations, and explore the company’s website visit www.seventhgeneration.com(link is external). To read more about Seventh Generation’s corporate responsibility, visit the 2009 Corporate Consciousness Report at: www.7genreport.com(link is external). 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With their four-overtime win against the top- ten ranked Arizona Wildcats on Saturday night, the men’s basketball team improves to 14-3 on the season, marking its best start since the 2000-2001 season.After an initial five-game winning streak, the Trojans fell at the hands of the No. 7 Xavier Musketeers and the deceptive underdog Monmouth Hawks in the AdvoCare Invitational, falling to 5-2 on the year.Since then, however, USC has won nine of its past 10 games, suffering a two-point loss to Washington on the road before winning both of its home games against Arizona State and Arizona. With the win over Arizona, USC improves its undefeated home record to 11-0 and has garnered national attention.Despite some injuries and tough road contests against top-ranked Wichita State and Xavier, the Trojans have persevered and are sporting a 3-1 record in conference play, their best since USC’s 2006-2007 campaign.The first challenge to USC’s rotation was in the form of a broken nose to Jordan McLaughlin which, due to a protective mask, limited his shooting percentage and court vision. After taking the mask off, McLaughlin and the Trojans experienced visible success.“The first mask was tough … It was a little bit too far off my face, so it messed with my peripheral vision a little bit,” McLaughlin said. “The other day I decided to take it off and I’ve been playing pretty well since taking it off, so hopefully I can continue that.”Despite his injured nose inhibiting his play, McLaughlin has been key for the Trojans in 2015, averaging 12.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 5.2 assists, which are among the highest stats on the team.One facet of McLaughlin’s play which has hurt the Trojans this season is his 45 turnovers, 14 more than the second-highest player on the roster. And while McLaughlin’s turnovers didn’t necessarily cause either of USC’s losses to Xavier and Monmouth, his eight turnovers were a major factor for USC’s 87-85 loss to Washington on the road.Discounting his eight-turnover performance against UW, McLaughlin is easily the team’s offensive MVP in 2015, scoring in double digits 11 times and averaging 47.9 percent from the field with a 44.6 shooting percentage from beyond the arc.Additionally, McLaughlin has been efficient distributing the ball, recording six or more assists in half of his games played this year, including a 16-assist game against Lafayette College on Dec. 23, which broke Brandon Granville’s record of 15 against Memphis that has stood since Nov. 23, 1999.On the other side of McLaughlin’s assists, freshmen phenoms Bennie Boatwright and Chimezie Metu have combined for 18.6 points, 2.5 blocked shots and 8.3 rebounds per game.Metu and Boatwright, both at least 6’10”, have two distinct playing styles, with Metu playing a physical, inside game with a myriad of dunks and rebounds, and Boatwright with more of an outside, shoot-first game with three-pointers aplenty.This season would not be complete, however, without the step-up play of guards Julian Jacobs and Elijah Stewart.Jacobs, a double-digit scorer in 12 of his 14 games played this season, has bounced back nicely after missing three games due to an ankle injury, scoring 60 points and accounting for 20 assists and a 57.4 percent shooting percentage over the past four games.Stewart, a recent overachiever with 80 points and 16 three-pointers in the past five games, has overcome an early season slump. During an eight-game stretch from Nov. 26 to Dec. 21, Stewart connected on just 15 of his 49 shots with just 5.4 points per game.“I had to go back to the drawing board,” Stewart said. “To work on my form and get my release to be a bit quicker.”This season, Stewart and the offense have been firing on all cylinders and, with six players averaging in double figures, are averaging 84.3 points per game, the 19th highest in the nation.With help from three-point snipers Stewart, Reinhardt, Boatwright and McLaughlin, the team is averaging 40.9 percent from downtown, and 12th-best among D-I schools.On the defensive side of the ball, Southern California has been dominating, ranking first in the nation in blocked shots, thanks to Nikola Jovanovic and Chimezie Metu’s combined 51 shots blocked.When asked about the NCAA tournament and the AP Poll, in his classic smiling style, head coach Andy Enfield responded, “We’re not concerned about that. There are a lot of good teams in this league and we’re just going to focus on our next one …. We just have to keep getting better and improve. We’re very short minded, very short focused here. We’re not looking into the future.”After their unprecedented win against the Arizona Wildcats, the Trojans will hit the road to take on UCLA, Oregon and Oregon State before coming back to the Galen Center to play host to Washington State, Washington and UCLA.
Evolutionists are at a loss to explain why belief in God makes people happy.Secular scientists typically relegate religion to natural selection, making up stories about how it provided survival value somehow. Live Science, for instance, reproduced an op-ed from The Conversation, “Did angry gods drive humanity’s expansion?” The expected answer to the rhetorical question is, well yes. “Our team of anthropologists and psychologists decided to experimentally investigate how beliefs in gods – specifically those who care about how we treat each other and punish us for immoral behavior – may have contributed to more widespread cooperation.” It goes without saying that “beliefs in gods” are just that—beliefs, according to the worldview of author Benjamin Purzycki, a human evolutionist at the University of British Columbia.Well, if Purzycki really believes that, maybe he should get right with God so that he can see more cooperation. The fact is, psychologists continue to find that theism is healthy, as long as it is the kind of theism that sees a just God who watches our actions. Watch what Science Daily says about Purcycki’s research. Who wouldn’t want the fruits of a theistic outlook?“Certain kinds of beliefs — involving gods who are aware of human interactions and punish for moral transgressions — can indeed contribute to the evolution of human co-operation,” said lead author Benjamin Purzycki, a postdoctoral research fellow at UBC’s Centre for Human Evolution, Cognition and Culture.“If you think you’re being watched, and expect to be divinely punished for being too greedy or thieving, you might be less inclined to engage in anti-social behavior towards a wider range of people who share those beliefs.”Notice the criteria there; not just any god will do. It needs to be one who dislikes greed and theft. There are “gods” who reward that kind of unrighteousness. That won’t do. The deity must not only be omniscient, but good. He must care about how we treat one another.Results show that believers in all-knowing gods who punish for wrongdoing are more likely to behave fairly towards anonymous, distant “co-religionists” — those who share beliefs about gods and rituals, but may not belong to the same religious organization.Now we see that fairness is another moral quality that the deity must reward. And fairness must extend to those of other groups. The Parable of the Good Samaritan comes to mind.When people act this way, the study suggests, they are engaging in behaviour that can support key features of modern-day societies — such as large, co-operative institutions, trade, markets and partnerships.“Religious beliefs may have been one of the major contributing factors in the development and stability of highly complex social organizations, such as states,” said Purzycki.Without doubt, Purzycki ascribes this to natural selection. He is, after all, a research fellow on human evolution. But since the fruit is so good – social stability, cooperation, trade, markets, partnerships, and a just society that looks down on theft and greed – why wouldn’t every evolutionist wish to promote theism? That would seem to promote the evolutionary fitness of the community.But wait—there’s more. PhysOrg reports that “Americans who see God as ‘a secure base’ tend to be more committed, satisfied on the job.” Someone like Purzycki might describe this belief as a comforting myth, an opiate for the masses as Karl Marx put it. The point is that it works. Not only do you get a stable, cooperative society with theism; you get job satisfaction, too! What evolutionary anthropologist wouldn’t crave that? There’s a hidden subtext that the converse is also true. Disbelieving in God might produce the opposite results.What is it that he wants, anyway? The truth? Better an inconvenient truth than a comfortable myth, he might respond. People need to know about natural selection! Then they can rise above their myths, and enjoy the fruits of an enlightened, scientific worldview.And what might those fruits be? We can find the fruits of evolutionary non-theism in the 20th century, Darwin’s century: eugenics, wars for survival of the fittest, communism, fascism, gulags, genocide. For his own safety, Purzycki should rush to promote theism for all his fellow organisms, even if he doesn’t believe it himself. Better a comfortable myth than death in prison camps!If Purzycki takes that approach, it’s likely he will have a twinge of conscience. He would be promoting something he doesn’t believe is true. This could cause a severe moral conflict in his inner being, one in which he might feel punishment would be just. Is he being greedy? Is he stealing someone else’s goodness? Is he a liar?One solution would be to repent and believe in theism himself. Then, he could enjoy all the benefits honestly. It would have to be the right theism, one that believes in God’s omniscience and righteousness. That would rule out religions that think their “god” is OK with rape, genocide and bombings. It would rule out religions that say the world is just an illusion, and that a man’s duty is to drop out mentally (that would end his scientific pursuits). It would rule out religions that keep a man in the dark about whether he is good enough or has done enough to avoid punishment. That would eliminate all the ritualistic religions or systems of salvation by works.By this time, his guilt might be so strong he would cry out for a merciful God. Searching hard through the options, he might find one theistic system that offers a unique concept that would satisfy everything he’s looking for: a five-letter word spelled G-R-A-C-E.Evolutionists, accept Christ for your own good. Your own theory’s assumptions demand it. Just don’t be a hypocrite about it. 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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In a year when record global wheat supplies depressed prices, U.S. farmers have struggled to compete in price sensitive markets. Exports of high protein U.S. classes, often the highest priced, are well ahead of last year but overall sales for all classes through April 9 were 24% less than a year earlier. As the 2014/15 marketing year progressed, a surge in the U.S. dollar helped further increase the competitive position of major exporters with ample supply and lower prices.The ICE U.S. Dollar Index is hovering around a 12-year high after increasing 22% in an 8-month period. A strong dollar makes U.S. products more expensive to global customers. U.S. wheat exporters believe the strong dollar, in part, is contributing to a slower sales pace. USDA projects 2014/15 U.S. wheat sales will reach 24.0 million metric tons (MMT), which would be well below the five-year average of 29.4 MMT and the lowest mark since 2009/10. With just six reporting periods left in the marketing year, total known U.S. exports and commitments equaled 23.7 MMT, according to USDA.Strong competition is also adding pressure to the export pace. There were quality issues throughout the world crop, but production volume reached a record level for the fifth time in seven years at 725 MMT. Several countries that most directly compete with the U.S. for market share are seeing strong sales. Canadian exports are benefitting from a second consecutive bumper crop and a significant easing of transportation issues compared to last year. According to Grains Canada, 2014/15* sales through April 12 were 14.7 MMT, 8% greater than the same date last year. USDA projects total Canadian exports will reach 23.5 MMT, which would be the most since 1991/92.Russian exports are also well ahead of last year’s pace despite government intervention. According to SovEcon, Russian wheat exports through March were 19.5 MMT, 27% greater than a year earlier. The agricultural analyst firm expects total 2014/15 exports will reach 21.5 MMT, which would be just shy of the record 21.6 MMT set in 2011/12. This would be quite a feat considering the Agricultural Ministry imposed an export tax on wheat in February, intentionally slowing exports in order to limit inflation and protect the domestic market. The ministry has signaled it may lift the tax on July 1.Last year, Brazil imported an unusually high volume of U.S. hard red winter (HRW) to help cover the insufficient supply of its Mercosur partner, Argentina. That continued into the start of 2014/15 with 1.53 MMT of HRW imports. Brazil has imported only an average volume of soft red winter (SRW) several months because improved Argentinian production in 2014/15 will allow for increased exports. USDA expects Argentina to export 5.5 MMT in 2014/15, which is nearly enough to fulfill the Brazilian import need of 5.9 MMT. According to the most recent data from the Global Trade Atlas, Argentina’s total sales through February of 1.89 MMT were nearly four times those of a year earlier. However, Argentina’s government still controls the export licenses for wheat and has yet to authorize the full 5.5 MMT.Despite a year of reduced exports, the U.S. remains the largest single-country supplier of wheat in the world. Lower sales mean there is more wheat in the bin, ready to supply our customers at any time.
The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) will be developing a national statistical migration database this year as it continues work on the formulation of a National Policy and Plan of Action on International Migration and Development.The project aims to build the capacity of ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to implement the national plan of action. It also seeks public ownership and participation in the implementation of the action plan.An allotment of $31.1 million has been set aside in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure to facilitate the development of the database along with other project activities.These include conducting peer-to-peer learning sessions with participating countries as well as facilitating the integration and coordination with local governance structures and planning mechanisms at parish, community and municipal levels.Up to December last year under the project, a policy on international migration and development (Green Paper) was developed, a multi-agency stakeholder governance structure (National Working Group on International Migration and Development) was developed to oversee policy formulation and implementation, and the country’s migration profile was developed and published.In addition, a National Diaspora Policy was drafted, capacity development training workshops were held for migration stakeholders, technical support was provided for the Diaspora Mapping Project, training was conducted in International Migration Law, a Policy Implementation Plan for 2017-2022 was developed, and a Plan of Action was developed for admission for forced returnees.The project, which was originally slated for January 2011 to June 2012, is now scheduled to end in March 2022 after several extensions.It is being funded by the Government of Jamaica with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and International Organization for Migration (IOM). The project aims to build the capacity of ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to implement the national plan of action. It also seeks public ownership and participation in the implementation of the action plan. The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) will be developing a national statistical migration database this fiscal year as it continues work on the formulation of a National Policy and Plan of Action on International Migration and Development. Story Highlights These include conducting peer-to-peer learning sessions with participating countries as well as facilitating the integration and coordination with local governance structures and planning mechanisms at parish, community and municipal levels.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 26, 2017 – Providenciales – On Monday A 38 year old member of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force has been arrested and charged by Financial Crime Investigators with Four (4) counts of use of Criminal Property and (4) Four counts of theft.These charges stemmed from a report that was made to the police in August 2015. He will be taken to court later this month to answer to the charges.Press Release: RTCIPF
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed Alberto Moreno will start the club’s third round FA Cup tie against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday.The former Sevilla left-back is set to be named in the Reds’ starting XI at the Molineux to play his fifth game of the season, with Simon Mignolet also in line to begin the clash.Klopp revealed his decision during his pre-game press conference with journalists at Liverpool’s training ground.Asked if Moreno is going to play, the timer Borussia Dortmund manager said, according to the club’s official website:Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“100 per cent, 100 per cent.”“Alberto is another example for being an unbelievable professional person and a really important part of the dressing room.”“He is from the positive side of the planet I would say. He is very often in very, very good shape, he loves training, loves playing and loves all these things and he is really good with all the boys. I can say Alberto will play as well, there is no doubt about that. He has to play, that’s clear.”