Gov’t Meeting Obligations with Multilateral Partners

first_imgRelatedGov’t Meeting Obligations with Multilateral Partners Gov’t Meeting Obligations with Multilateral Partners Finance & Public ServiceSeptember 16, 2011 RelatedGov’t Meeting Obligations with Multilateral Partners FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Minister of Finance, Hon. Audley Shaw says the government now has a 95 per cent compliance rate in all performance measures it is required to fulfill under its agreements with its multilateral partners. Mr. Shaw said the government had a combined total of about 100 performance guidelines it is expected to meet based on its relationship with several multilateral agencies, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, European Union (EU), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and Caribbean Development Bank. “I was recently advised by the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) that out of the 100 performance measures that we have entered into with all of our multilateral partners we are now 95 per cent compliant,” he told business leaders today (Sept. 15) at the launch of the Business Ethics Programme for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) at the Wyndham Hotel in New Kingston. Mr. Shaw noted this was good news for the government as it is evidence of its commitment to meeting its obligations with accountability and transparency. “We are operating at a time when transparency is critical and there is a growing importance for ethics in doing business,” he stated. “There is also a growing acknowledgement of such values in civil society and this has particularly increased with the liberalisation of the press and its commitment to unveiling corruption.” The Business Ethics Programme, also known as FINPYME Integrity, is an initiative of the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) in partnership with the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ). It aims to encourage the growth of a robust and transparent business environment for SMEs in Latin America and the Caribbean by improving their capacity to effectively incorporate integrity, transparency, and anti-corruption practices into their organisations. Mr. Shaw in endorsing the initiative, stated that corruption in all forms represented a real cost to business, as it negatively affected all aspects of an enterprise. “It affects productivity, it affects the quality of output, it affects the quality of service delivery and ultimately, it affects the competitiveness of the business enterprise,” he stated. By Athaliah Reynolds, JIS Reportercenter_img RelatedGov’t Meeting Obligations with Multilateral Partners Advertisementslast_img read more

High School Sailors Set To Sail Against The World

first_imgHomeNewsHigh School Sailors Set To Sail Against The World Jan. 13, 2018 at 6:00 amNewsHigh School Sailors Set To Sail Against The WorldAngel Carreras3 years agoboatingboatsgofundme campaignmarina del reyredondo beachRedondo Union HighSanta Monicasanta monica daily press Micky Munns and Michael Fineman are two fairly normal high school students. The two friends go to school, hang out, get good grades, and most recently, have decided to take on the world. No, these two aren’t mustache twirling villains with an appetite for destruction–they’re boat racing sailors, looking to make a splash against the best in their field.The two Redondo Union High schoolers – Munns, a 14-year-old junior and Fineman, a 13-year-old freshman – met at the King Harbor Youth Foundation, a non-profit sailing school in Redondo Beach. There the two cut their teeth in the Club 420 (heavy, stiff, small two-man boats) boat racing world. They now sail out of Marina Del Rey.Looking to test their mettle against stiffer competition (and plant the seeds for a hopeful future Olympic run), Munns realized the two would need to jump up to the International 420 class of boats (like the Club 420, but the i420s are lighter and more technical). Unable to afford the price of an i420 boat outright–a cost that can reach the sticker price of a late-200s used car–Munns and Fineman joined the Del Rey Yacht club to get closer to this class of boat.With only two months of practice with this boat type at Marina Del Rey, the boys’ raw talent led them to a 4th place overall finish in the i420 Pacific Coast Championships.The boys will now participate in the North American i420 Championship race in Miami, taking place this weekend, January 13th through 15th. It’s an event where, if Munn and Fineman place highly, will potentially lead them to their dream event, the i420 World Championships in Rhode Island.“I have never competed on a stage as big as this before.” Micky Munns, the 14-year-old half of the dynamic sailing duo, said in an email. “Some of the other sailors have many more years in these boats. Some have even been to Worlds, so that’s a little intimidating.”Despite the one-two punch of wunderkind talent from Munns and Fineman, these trips will require a sea not even these sailors can fully master — finances.“One of the biggest myths around sailing is that only rich people sail,” says Harry Munns, Micky’s father. “Micky and Michael both come from middle class families with working parents. The cost of participation in a high school sailing program is comparable to other sports with travel teams.”The stigma of “only rich people” sail is because, well, this sport is expensive. The elder Munns details that with the costs of coaching, boat charters, airfare, housing, and registration, the costs for a World Championship run spill well over $10,000. It’s an unfortunate barrier of the sport that can snuff out certain talents such as Munns and Fineman’s.“Kids from families with modest means don’t often make it to the bigger, more prestigious events. It isn’t lack of talent or drive. They don’t go because they don’t have the money.”Instead of throwing in the towel (err, lowering the sail?) on their dreams, Micky and Michael decided to start a GoFundMe campaign to help finance their immediate future competitions.As of the printing of this article, they’ve raised $3,335 of their $11,000 goal.Although the boys feel the weight of expectations on their shoulders (“people are investing in our dream; we feel like we can’t disappoint them”) they’ll be at ease once they’re doing what they do best.“As soon as we get on the water, all that will go away because we’re confident in all the preparation we’ve done.”To donate to the Fineman and Munns sail team, please visit their GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/[email protected] :boatingboatsgofundme campaignmarina del reyredondo beachRedondo Union HighSanta Monicasanta monica daily pressshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentSanta Monica Sets Swanky Stage For “Happy Birthday, Marion!”KBUG: Week of January 15, 2018You Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall10 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson21 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter21 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor21 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press21 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press21 hours agolast_img read more

SMC Jazz Vocal Ensemble Performs Free Evening Concert June 3

first_imgUnder the direction of SMC music instructor Andreas Preponis, SMC’s award-winning jazz vocal ensemble blends its voices in a program of jazz repertoire specifically arranged for four-part harmony. HomeBriefsSMC Jazz Vocal Ensemble Performs Free Evening Concert June 3 Jun. 01, 2021 at 1:00 amBriefsNewsSMC Jazz Vocal Ensemble Performs Free Evening Concert June 3Guest Author1 week agobriefsNews The Santa Monica College Music Department will present an evening concert featuring the SMC Jazz Vocal Ensemble. The performance will be held Thursday, June 3, at 7 p.m. The event is free and will be held online. A link taking guests to the concert will be posted with the June 3 event description on the SMC Events calendar at smc.edu/calendar and go live just before the concert begins.More information is available by calling 310-434-4323.center_img Submitted by Grace SmithTags :briefsNewsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentSmall quake awakens Santa Monica BayNew technology could put an end to e-scooter sidewalk ridingYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press8 hours agoBriefsCalifornia State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 25Guest Author8 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press15 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press15 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson15 hours agolast_img read more

Sony reboots Xperia line with latest flagship

first_img Steve Costello AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 26 FEB 2019 Sony announced a new flagship smartphone it said “redefines its smartphone vision”, using its familiar tactic of touting its wider entertainment and content creation credentials at its unveiling.“Xperia smartphones have always been the closest touchpoint to our customers. They connect users and creaters through Sony’s unique technology in camera, television and audio,” said Mitsuya Kishida, president of Sony Mobile Communications.“Our new Xperia will deliver genuine technologies with a multitude of professional-grade features, to create entertainment experiences that are only possible with Sony,” he continued.Xperia 1 has a 6.5-inch, 21:9 ratio 4K CinemaWide display, which the company said “delivers a cinema aspect ratio and accurate colour reproduction that films are created in”. It also features Dolby Atmos audio which has been tuned in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment.In terms of cameras, the device has a three-lens main configuration, offering ultra-wide, standard and telephoto imaging. Sony said technology from its Alpha interchangeable lens cameras have been inherited, and the device also support what was claimed to be the world’s first eye autofocus.Away from media, the 21:9 screen can also be used to run two apps simultaneously, enabling split-screen use. Sony also unveiled two mid-tier devices with 21:9 screens, called Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus.Xperia 1 will be available in four colours – black, purple, grey and white – in “select markets” from late Spring 2019.5G potentialWhile 5G is a big theme among device vendors here at MWC19, Sony stopped short of detailing its plans for the technology. But Kishida was keen to talk up the potential for the company’s products: “As a creative entertainment company underpinned by technology, Sony is making a revolution in content creation. 5G will be essential to realising the full potential of Sony across all our businesses.”“This 5G future is essential for our Sony group, and Sony Mobile will more relevant than ever to content creation, viewing and sharing. Sony will continue to pursue our passions in mobile: in the near future, empowered by 5G capabilities, the mobile device will be more versatile and enrich your life,” he said. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back HomeMWC19 – News Sony reboots Xperia line with latest flagship SonyXperia Previous ArticleMWC19 Barcelona: Monday highlightsNext ArticleSprint sets 5G launch date Tags Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Authorlast_img read more

China gets set for 5G

first_img Kavit Majithia Related Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 03 JUN 2019 Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Asia Previous ArticleInfineon ups game with Cypress buyNext ArticleIEEE eases Huawei stance Telkomsel turns on 5G in major citiescenter_img HomeAsiaNews China gets set for 5G China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) was tipped to be on the brink of issuing commercial 5G licences, clearing operators to begin deploying services, Xinhua News Agency reported.The agency quoted MIIT as stating China is ready for a commercial 5G launch, with overseas enterprises including Nokia, Ericsson and Qualcomm deeply involved in the development of the technology.China’s government granted licences to the country’s three major operators to conduct 5G trials in 2018, however a commercial launch is yet to be approved.An exact launch date was not announced, but it is expected soon.MIIT reportedly said China owns “more than 30 per cent of standard essential patents for the technology”, built through a combination of independent innovation and open cooperation on 5G standards.Launches are expected to provide a major boost to the country’s economy and its technology sector. They would be timely as the country’s major vendors Huawei and ZTE face scrutiny from the US over security.Ernst & Young predicted China’s three major operators will spend almost $5 billion on 5G-related infrastructure in 2019 alone, with their total spend estimated to hit $217 billion between 2020 and 2025.While China’s operators were widely expected to deploy commercial 5G services in 2020, launches in the US, South Korea and parts of Europe, including the UK, appear to have spurred regulators to accelerate the schedule. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back 5GChinaMIIT Tags Singtel lights SA 5G network Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Ditolast_img read more

On Tap: Bigfork Football, Cash Cats and Arts and Crafts Fair

first_img Email Live Music:Friday: David Boone at Boiler Room; Prisoners of Time at Symes Hot Springs Hotel; Friday Night Live at Blue Canyon; Kniption Fit at Great Northern BarSaturday: Classic Country Music at Eagles; Jarod Kerney with Kyle Dean at Starbucks; The Mighty Cash Cats at Bigfork Center for Performing Arts; Melissa Blue at Symes Hot Springs Hotel; Evening of Jazz at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake; Dangerous at Swanees Bar and Grill; Kniption Fit at Great Northern Bar; Reunion Music Jam at Los Caporale’s; Playing in Traffic at Craggy RangeSports:Saturday: Cut Bank @ Bigfork high school playoff football at 1 p.m.Arts and Events:Friday: Chef’s Table at FVCC; Wild and Scenic Film Festival at O’Shaughnessy Center; The Butler Did it, Singing at Brumar Estate; Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight at Flathead High SchoolSaturday: Christmas on the Corner at the Union Building; Glacier Classic Arts & Crafts Fair at Majestic Valley Arena; Afrofusion Dance at O’Shaughnessy Center; The Butler Did it, Singing at Brumar Estate; Harvest Dance at Smith Valley Grange Hall; Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight at Flathead High School; The Second City Touring Company at O’Shaughnessy CenterFor a full listing of times and other events, go to www.flatheadevents.net. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

Former Griz Mariani Makes the Pro Bowl

first_imgNASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee defensive end Jason Babin and rookie returner Marc Mariani have been named to the AFC Pro Bowl roster.This is the first Pro Bowl honor for Babin, a seven-year veteran who has a career-high 12½ sacks in his first season with Tennessee. He leads all AFC defensive ends in sacks and is third in the NFL in sacks.“Making the first Pro Bowl really means a lot to me,” said Babin, a former first-round draft pick by Houston. “It’s something I’ve been trying to get to for a long time so it’s extra special.”He credited the Titans’ defense with fitting him so well. Not bad for someone Tennessee signed to a one-year deal.“I’m just real, real excited and I’m ecstatic about being selected. It’s one thing to have the fans like you and people like you. But when the peers and the fans and coaches all vote and you’re selected to that unique list, it means a lot,” Babin said Tuesday night on coach Jeff Fisher’s weekly radio show.Mariani, the Titans’ seventh-round draft pick and 222 overall out of Montana, leads the AFC and is third in the NFL averaging 12.9 yards per punt return, and he also ranks fourth in the AFC averaging 25.2 yards on kickoff returns. He just set the franchise single-season record with 1,411 yards on kickoff returns with a game remaining.He is the only player in the NFL this season to return both a punt and kickoff for a TD and joined Billy Johnson as the only players in franchise history to do that in the same regular season. Fisher broke the news on a call the Titans taped and put on the team’s website.“It’s just been a crazy roller-coaster ride for me,” Mariani said on WGFX 104.5 The Zone during Fisher’s show. “I’ve been so blessed … It’s been crazy, and I just enjoyed every second of it.”Fisher said on the show that the Titans also have three players voted as first alternates, but he didn’t disclose which players because they hadn’t been told. That likely includes Chris Johnson, who ranks third in the NFL with 1,325 yards rushing and was voted to the roster during his first two seasons. Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

Calls for DCC to take back responsibility for waste collection

first_img WhatsApp By News Highland – July 10, 2019 Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Donegal County Council should follow the lead of Dublin City Council and take back responsibility for waste collection.That’s the view of Councillor Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig, who told Glenties Municipal District this week that in his view, privatisation has not served the people well when it comes to waste management.Director of Services Michael McGarvey told the meeting that the council takes its responsibilities in this area very seriously, but taking back control of collection is not on the authority’s agenda.However, Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig says waste management is much more than just collecting rubbish:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Michwaste1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 center_img Previous articleFears drugs will cost lives in StrabaneNext articleLetterkenny Golf Club joins Failte Ireland at Irish Open News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Calls for DCC to take back responsibility for waste collection Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Pinterest Google+ Facebooklast_img read more

Man in 70s dies in Fintown house fire

first_img Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Twitter Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleCouncil urged to investigate suspected oil pollution in River SwillyNext articleBreaking: Two Million Euro worth of steroids and other drugs seized in Donegal searches News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Google+center_img Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Man in 70s dies in Fintown house fire A man in his 70s has died in a house fire in Fintown.Emergency services were alerted to the fire shortly before 2pm this afternoon in the town land of Cloghan.Both the Glenties and Dungloe fire units attended the blaze at the single story detached house.A man was taken from the house and pronounced dead at the scene.Chief Fire Officer Joseph McTaggart has been outlining what happened:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/joesphmct.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – March 9, 2017 last_img read more

Cope says government must reinstate Minor Works grant for schools

first_img Twitter Google+ By admin – October 21, 2016 Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook Previous articleCouncil urges restraint and consideration in the use of crow bangersNext articleAGSI work to rule gets underway as talks continue admin Cope says government must reinstate Minor Works grant for schools News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/CopeGrantsWeb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Parents are paying the price of the the Government’s failure to commit to a Minor Works Grant for schools.That’s according to Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher who claims the scheme has been consistently underfunded by the government in recent years, which has led to schools having to forgo essential maintenance work.The Grant is seen as essential funding for schools allowing them to help repair damage such as leaking roofs, broken heating systems and smashed windows.Deputy Gallagher says it is often hard pressed parents who are picking up the slack………… WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more