Holness’ Rise to PM – Destiny Fulfilled

first_imgOctober 18, 2011 Advertisements RelatedHolness’ Rise to PM – Destiny Fulfilled RelatedHolness’ Rise to PM – Destiny Fulfilled By Douglas Mcintosh, JIS Reportercenter_img Holness’ Rise to PM – Destiny Fulfilled FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Education Minister, Hon. Andrew Holness, is on the cusp of becoming Jamaica’s ninth Prime Minister since independence, with Hon. Bruce Golding formally tendering his resignation to the Governor-General on Sunday, October 23, and the new Prime Minister sworn in. This will take place at a special ceremony at King’s House, commencing at 4:00 p.m. On assuming the most powerful executive position in the country’s political directorate, Mr. Holness will also create history by being the youngest person to do so, at age 39. While he will not be the youngest person to be appointed Head of Government within the English-speaking Caribbean, missing out on this achievement by seven years, he will, nonetheless, join the small band of regional leaders who have assumed this position, prior to reaching age 40. Others who have done so are: Bharrat Jagdeo, who became Guyana’s President in 1999 at age 35; and Roosevelt Skerrit, who was appointed Prime Minister of Dominica in 2004, at age 32. Mr. Holness’ anticipated elevation to Prime Minister, and the leadership of the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), is perhaps, expected. In fact, his rise to the top position could be described as destiny fulfilled. Regarded as a protégé of former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Edward Seaga, who is credited for introducing him to politics, Mr. Holness was endorsed as the JLP’s candidate to contest the West Central St. Andrew constituency in the 1997 General Elections, which he won, to become the area’s Member of Parliament (MP). In so doing, Mr. Holness became the youngest MP that year, at age 25. He was just one year older than Mr. Golding who contested and won the former West St. Catherine constituency in the 1972 polls.  Between 1999 and 2007, Mr. Holness served as Opposition Spokesperson on Land and Development; Housing; and Education. Interspersed with these duties, was his successful defence of the West Central St. Andrew seat, during the 2002 national elections. Consequent on the JLP’s victory in the 2007 elections, and Mr. Holness’ retention of the constituency, he was appointed Education Minister, a position he has held since. He also has the distinction of being the youngest person appointed a Cabinet Minister by Prime Minister Golding. As Minister, his term in office has been marked by notable achievements, among them the establishment of the Competence-based Transition Policy. Under the policy, the Government aims to achieve 100 per cent literacy among students at the primary level by 2015, with a strategy designed to improve the level of performance nationally, by at least seven per cent, annually. He also introduced the Alternative Secondary Transitional Education Programme (ASTEP), which provides intensive support and intervention for students who have not mastered the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), so that they can successfully transition to the secondary level. Minister Holness’ tenure was also marked by the establishment of Centres of Excellence for schools, a model for private/public sector partnership, in contributing to the education transformation process. The project is guided by a 16-point strategic plan that spans diagnostic testing, technology-supported lesson delivery, highly trained specialist teachers, and creating safe learning environments for students. The National Education Trust (NET) was another of the programmes implemented, through which funds are raised to develop the island’s education infrastructure, and to do away with the shift system in secondary schools. Mr. Holness also moved to have the state-owned Nutrition Products Limited (NPL), which produces snacks for school children, divested to private ownership. This, in a bid to make the entity more efficient in meeting the nutritional needs of students. Mr. Seaga, widely regarded as Mr. Holness’ mentor, welcomes and endorses him as an ideal candidate for the top position. He points out that the Education Minister “has the right make-up (and) the right characteristics” for the job. “While I am not in favour of this argument that you have to be young, youth is not an impediment if it is put to serve in the right (way). I have known other young people, who were more interested in serving themselves in politics, and for a time I lost my faith that we would ever find young people who could really be useful in becoming leaders to take this nation’s affairs on their shoulders. But Andrew, I think, is one who is not in that category, he is someone who is more focused on the national affairs of the country,” Mr. Seaga shares. The former Prime Minister recalled meeting Mr. Holness while the latter served as Executive Director of the Voluntary Organisation for the Upliftment of Children (VOUCH), between 1994 and 1996. “I noted that the person who was running it (VOUCH) was a young man and we got to talking and after sufficient time had passed, I asked if he would like to join me in what I was doing, and he agreed. It’s unusual to find young men in those kinds of situations, because it’s an area in which you are trained to give, and to give support and to give assistance, and men are not that caring. If it was a woman in the position, I could have understood it more. So, to me, it was a unique situation,” he says. Noting that Mr. Holness displays a “firm disposition,” Mr. Seaga says he is capable of making the correct decisions “with due consideration.” “Those are the tools you need to handle problems, and with those tools, I expect him to be able to cope. Now, it’s not every problem that you can cope with, and you always have to take advice, and that is the area in which he will have to, if he hasn’t yet mastered, learn how to adapt himself,” he suggests. In assuming the position of Prime Minister, Mr. Seaga says Mr. Holness will need to focus on the economy, education and agriculture. “The economy really comes first; until you fix that, you’re really not going anywhere. I think he had that as part of the training he had at the University of the West Indies (UWI) from which he graduated. But if he hadn’t, he would have learnt enough in the past four years in which the JLP has been in power, because of the amount of discussions that would have taken place on the economy, to have a full grasp of it,” he notes. Regarding education, Mr. Seaga credited Mr. Holness with initiating “far-reaching” and “ground breaking” ideas in the Ministry. “So, I hope his care and attention to the Ministry (of Education) will be continued in one way or the other. You can’t solve all problems at one time. Pick the ones that are most important and the ones that can most readily be solved, so as to make some headway,” Mr. Seaga advises. RelatedHolness’ Rise to PM – Destiny Fulfilledlast_img read more

TOT delays Thai 3G expansion; considers infrastructure fund

first_imgHome TOT delays Thai 3G expansion; considers infrastructure fund Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 14 AUG 2013 Related Tim Ferguson Devices Tags 3GFinancialThailandTOTcenter_img Thai state-run operator TOT has delayed the expansion of its 3G coverage until it is able to confirm its funding options, reports the Bangkok Post.Yongyuth Wattanasin, the company’s CEO, said it is seeking the most effective source of cash for the expansion project, with an infrastructure fund the most viable option.TOT owns a significant amount of spectrum and network assets that it could use to back the fund. “We could sell all our infrastructure to the fund in exchange for a stake in it,” Yongyuth said.Fellow Thai operator True Corp recently announced a plan to establish an infrastructure fund worth THB70 billion ($2.25 billion).True Corp said it would sell assets to the fund, including towers and network cables, and lease them back to provide the fund with steady revenue. It would then buy a third of the fund’s units and sell off the remaining two-thirds to pay down its THB100 billion debt.True Corp’s fundraising scheme is currently threatened by a dispute with state-owned CAT Telecom about the ownership of 4,500 towers which would be part of the infrastructure fund.TOT offers 3G on its 2,100MHz spectrum using 4,800 base stations. It had planned to spend THB30 billion to add 15,000 base stations as part of the second phase of its 3G rollout.However, it has been burdened by two investment projects worth a combined THB38 billion, which were announced as part of a state policy for it to become a network service provider.A potential 3G network partnership deal with Thai number-one operator AIS now seems unlikely as AIS wants to keep its options open regarding its own infrastructure fund. Verizon 3G shutdown chugs along Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter… More Read more ¿Qué apagados de red nos esperan en 2021? Previous ArticleTele2 threatens shake-up of Dutch marketNext ArticleGartner: Smartphone sales outstripping feature phones Vietnam to halt import, production of 2G, 3G handsetslast_img read more

TRAI asks for specifics on amount of 3G spectrum to be auctioned

first_imgHomeAsiaNews TRAI asks for specifics on amount of 3G spectrum to be auctioned Author Previous ArticleSony eyes further cut to smartphone sales forecast — reportNext ArticleKroes details “problem of two Europes” – digital and analogue The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has told the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) it needs to first know how much 3G spectrum will go on auction early next year for it to set a reserve price in the 2.1GHz band.On 16 October DoT requested TRAI to set the base price for the 2.1, 2.3 and 3.5GHz spectrum to be sold.But TRAI Chairman Rahul Khullar (pictured) said it can’t move ahead to determine the prices since the Ministry of Defence hasn’t yet agreed to swap airwaves with DoT to free up 15MHz of 2.1GHz spectrum. He said with this additional bandwidth, the government could accommodate up to four operators across the country for 3G spectrum, the Economic Times reported.Earlier in the month Telenor CEO Jon Fredrik Baksaas joined Vodafone and Bharti Airtel in calling for the government to release much-needed 3G spectrum to ensure the country’s mobile operators can keep up with soaring demand.The Times quoted Khullar as saying: “Holding auctions as is will set the industry back by three to four years.”Government officials, however, argue that given the short time frame, it will be a challenge to have an auction in all the frequency bands.GSMA, the trade association for the mobile industry, has stressed that next year’s spectrum auction is particularly crucial for India’s mobile industry and, if handled badly, could have damaging consequences.Tom Phillips, GSMA’s chief regulatory officer, said: “Failure of the existing operators to retain their current spectrum, which is due to be relicensed as part of the auction process, would not only jeopardise their businesses, but threaten the continuity of the vital mobile services they provide to citizens across the country.”And with specific reference to the 2.1GHz situation, Phillips noted: “We believe that the government should accelerate the migration of non-mobile users from the 2100MHz band, in particular the defence industry, so the spectrum can be made fully available for 3G mobile communications, in line with international standards.”Phillips noted that while the GSMA fully supports the auction plans and the need to make additional spectrum available prior to the auction, “we suggest that the government reconsider its approach to the treatment of India’s existing mobile operators, to ensure that users do not suffer any breaks in service”.The government in April announced plans to auction airwaves in two frequency bands early in 2015. The 900MHz sale will be held because operators’ 20-year licences expire, while the 1.8GHz spectrum to be auctioned was unsold in February’s auction.TRAI suggested on 15 October a base price of INR30.04 billion for the 900MHz band and INR21.38 billion as the starting price for the 1.8GHz allotment, according to a Morgan Stanley report. The 900MHz frequency will be auctioned off in 18 service areas while the 1.8GHz will be sold in 22 regions.TRAI, however, is pushing the government to hold off on the auction until more spectrum is made available across the country. Asia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 22 OCT 2014 WhatsApp takes more heat in India Tags center_img Joseph Waring Related 3G spectrumauctionDoTIndiaKhullar. GSMAPhillipsTrai India to shun China vendors in 5G trials Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more India adds detail on network equipment restrictionslast_img read more

Sectional V Playoff Preview: Girls’ Soccer Class B1

first_imgSectional V Playoff Preview: Girls’ Soccer Class B1 By Nic Rohloff on November 9, 2020No Comment Share on Facebook Add to Google+ Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Greece Olympia forward Kuditra Derosa (9) challenges Greece Odyssey’s Sofia Amadio during the opening round of the 2019 sectionals. (Photo: PAUL GOTHAM)The Section V Girls’ Soccer Class C1 tournament begins Tuesday with five games followed up with four games on Friday. The title match is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 20. Here’s the breakdown:No. 1 seed PALMYRA-MACEDON RED RAIDERS (Finger Lakes East Division)Record: 12-0-0Streak: Have won 12 straight.Last season finish: Lost in the B1 first-round 1-0 to Aquinas.Opponent: Winner of No. 8 Greece Olympia and No. 9 LivoniaNo. 2 seed NEWARK REDS (Finger Lakes East Division)Record: 8-4-0Streak: Lost their last two games.Last season finish: Lost 4-1 to Aquinas in the B1 semifinals.Opponent: Winner of No. 7 Wayne Central and No. 10 Lyndonville/MedinaNo. 3 seed HORNELL RED RAIDERS (Livingston County Division I)Record: 8-3-1Streak: Won their last game after losing their previous two.Last season finish: Lost in the B1 semifinals 1-0 against Greece Olympia.Opponent: Winner of No. 6 Greece OdysseyNo. 4 seed BATAVIA BLUE DEVILS (Monroe County Division IV)Record: 4-6-0Streak: Won three out of the last four games.Last season finish: Lost 1-0 in the B1 quarterfinals to Hornell.Opponent: No. 5 MidlakesBracket courtesy of SectionVSoccer.netNo. 5 seed MIDLAKES SCREAMING EAGLES (Finger Lakes East Division)Record: 4-8-1Streak: Won the last two games.Last season finish: Lost to Greece Odyssey 5-0 in the B1 first round.Opponent: No. 4 BataviaNo. 6 seed GREECE ODYSSEY (Monroe County Division IV)Record: 3-7-1Streak: Lost five of their last six.Last season finish: Lost to Greece Olympia 1-0 in the B2 quarterfinals.Opponent: No. 3 HornellNo. 7 seed WAYNE CENTRAL EAGLES (Finger Lakes East Division)Record: 3-8-1Streak: Lost six of their last seven.Last season finish: Lost to Spencerport 2-0 in the Class A quarterfinals.Opponent: No. 10 Lyndonville/MedinaNo. 8 seed GREECE OLYMPIA SPARTANS (Monroe County Division IV)Record: 2-8-1Streak: Won their final two games.Last season finish: Won Class B1 sectional championship, lost 4-0 in the State Semifinals to Pleasantville.Opponent: No. 9 LivoniaNo. 9 seed LIVONIA BULLDOGS (Livingston County Division I)Record: 3-11-0Streak: Won their last game after losing ten straight.Last season finish: Lost 3-0 to Newark in the B1 quarterfinals.Opponent: No. 8 Greece OlympiaNo. 10 seed LYNDONVILLE/MEDINA (Genesee County Division II)Record: 2-11-0Streak: Lost their last eight games.Last season finish: Lost 3-0 in the first round of B1 sectionals to Aquinas.Opponent: No.7 Wayne Central Sectional V Playoff Preview: Girls’ Soccer Class B1 added by Nic Rohloff on November 9, 2020View all posts by Nic Rohloff →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentAirPhysioThis All-Natural “Lung Cleaning” Device Helps Anyone Breathe EasierAirPhysioUndoTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat InsuranceUndoBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdUndoby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersUndoTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ SplintersUndo”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ SplintersUndo center_img Print This Post Subscribe by Email Follow on Facebook Connect on Linked in This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more

Solar power driving North Carolina’s clean economy, study finds

first_imgSolar power driving North Carolina’s clean economy, study findsReport by Pew Charitable Trust shows new solar capacity installed in 2013 amounted to 335 MW; the third-highest across the U.S. October 10, 2014 pv magazine Installations Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share A new report from Pew Charitable Trusts has revealed that North Carolina’s clean economy transition is being fuelled by solar power. The state now ranks third overall in the U.S. for new renewable energy capacity, having installed 343 MW of clean power in 2013. Of that figure, a massive 335 MW was new solar capacity, putting it way out in front in the clean energy stakes. Assessed nationally the study found that North Carolina ranks behind California and Arizona in overall solar PV capacity installed, is third overall in terms of private investment in renewable energy, attracting $1.2 billion in 2013, and is the fifth-largest market for installed renewable energy capacity, with 557 MW under its belt. And as energy-related investments and jobs continue to grow, Pew’s report noted that solar power is increasingly seen as “the new cash crop” in North Carolina. The report gathered data from Navigant Research and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to assess the state’s clean economy growth. It found that North Carolina has emerged as a clean energy leader in the Southeast “because of its high-caliber academic institutions, robust public and private investments, and policies such as the renewable energy and energy efficiency portfolio standard,” the report said. In climbing the national rankings North Carolina has, in turn, attracted a raft of companies attracted to its potential and eagerness to employ smart and high-tech solutions to modernizing its energy mix. Duke Energy has been a key driver for the state’s growth, and has recently announced a $550 million program aimed at driving yet more solar energy development across North Carolina. The report also found that there were a total of 342 new projects linked to clean energy, of which 98% were solar-based projects. This year, growth has continued at a similarly rapid pace, with the state well-placed to continue the expansion of its clean economy. “Given North Carolina’s ample renewable resources and skilled technical workers, the state is well-situated to continue growing its clean energy economy,” concludes the report. “The state will be able to capitalize fully on these assets by preserving and strengthening state policies, such as the renewable portfolio standard; leveraging federal policies such as tax incentives; and continuing strong public and private investments in research and development.” Since adopting solar planning rules in 2007 – when not a single solar farm existed in the state – North Carolina now boasts 627 MW of installed solar capacity, which is largely considered the third-highest in the country. 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Victim of Cincinnati shooting hopes ‘to make a difference in the future’

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  One of the victims of the shooting at a downtown Cincinnati bank is “thankful” to all who rendered her aid and is thinking about how she can make a difference in the future, she said in a statement.Whitney Austin was on the phone and unaware of the commotion when she walked into the lobby of the Fifth Third Center bank, where she suffered “multiple gunshot wounds” in the Thursday afternoon barrage, according to the statement.Austin is “especially grateful” to the two officers who “carried her out of the line of fire after she was shot,” the statement says. She was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center where she was listed in stable condition.“I’m still processing the events from yesterday, the impact to the victims, to me and the community. And I’m thinking about how I can make a difference in the future,” she said in a statement Friday morning. “I’m so thankful to the paramedics and first responders, and the doctors, nurses and staff at UC Medical.”Her husband of 12 years, Waller Austin, said in the statement that Whitney is a fighter and is in good spirits.Whitney Austin, a senior product manager for digital lending at Fifth Third Bank and the mother of two children, ages 5 and 7, said in the statement the family was “overwhelmed by the support we have received from coworkers, family, friends, and total strangers.”Surveillance video of the incident released on Friday shows 29-year-old Omar Perez walking through the bank lobby with a Taurus 9 mm semi-automatic handgun pointed forward. He can be seen “taking shots at anyone he sees,” Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac said during a press conference Friday.The shooting lasted about 4 minutes, 28 seconds from the time he fired his first round to when he was felled by officers. In the video, he can be seen near the security turnstiles as police officers begin firing at him through the window. Moments later, he appears to see officers approaching and turns around to run, but is propelled forward after being shot. Four officers fired a total of 11 rounds at Perez, but it has yet to be determined how many times he was hit.Perez fired a total of 35 rounds during the shooting, and he had about 200 rounds of extra ammunition in the briefcase he was carrying, Isaac said. Investigators have not yet determined a motive for the shooting, but police believe he may have been slowly working his way to the federal courthouse.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Beat PSG and lost his job – Cavalli is no longer Chambery head coach

first_imgBritish women’s NT looking for a new head-coach Related Items:Chambery Handball, handball head coach, Mario Cavalli ShareTweetShareShareEmail LNH 2013/2014: PSG beat Chambery – Second win for Dunkerque! ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsHe beat PSG Handball a few days ago, but that wasn’t enough to save the job! Mario Cavalli is no longer a head-coach of the French Chambery. That was the conclusion of the meeting with the management board of the team. Cavalli was 17 years in the club as player, assistant coach (Gardient’s time) and head-coach.An interim solution will be legendary Jackson Richardson.Chambery are currently on the 6th place in LNH with 7 points from six matches. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Chambery appoint Ivica Obrvan for new head-coach! 1 Comment Recommended for you 1 Comment Pingback: Chambery appoint Ivica Obrvan for new head-coach! | Handball Planetlast_img read more

Big Gigantic Will Be The First To Digitally Map The Red Rocks

first_imgBy Brett BickleyBlowing up big in the music scene, livetronica band Big Gigantic announced that they will be the first performers to use the cutting edge technology known as “Projection Mapping” at Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater. The band will perform on September 29 at the Morrison, CO venue, best known for its awe-inspiring surroundings.  “Projection Mapping” will transform the natural rock amphitheater into an audio/visual experience, making the famous “red rocks” audibly and visually part of the experience. The Big Gigantic has dubbed the evening, “Rowdytown”. Support acts for the evening will be Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Dillon Francis, GRiZ and Raw Russ.last_img read more

College of Science assistant dean dies unexpectedly at age 61

first_imgAssistant dean for faculty affairs and special projects in the College of Science Clarence “Earl” Carter died in his home Thursday, Notre Dame announced in a press release Monday. He was 61.Carter was hired in 2011 as a professor of naval science and commanding officer for the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Unit after a career in the United States Navy.“During his 32-year naval career, Carter was a submariner whose career highlights included serving as commanding officer of the nuclear-powered submarine USS Scranton, leading its crew on the first mission to the North Pole by a Los Angeles Class submarine, and later serving as commander of Submarine Squadron Eight, comprising 10 fast-attack submarines and their crews,” the press release said. He then became an assistant dean in 2013, where he assisted with the college’s strategic planning and coordinated special events.From 2013 to 2015 Carter served as the interim managing director for the Notre Dame Haiti Program — an organization working toward eliminating lymphatic filariasis, a leading cause of disability in the world.Mary Galvin, the William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science, said in the press release that Carter was known for his faith, kindness and generosity.“His compassion was evident through his interactions with faculty, staff and students, and he had a way of listening and advising that solved many problems and healed wounds,” Galvin said. Carter is survived by his wife Lea, his two daughters Alora and Ciera, his son Joseph and his sister Kathryn Carter.Tags: College of Science, Notre Dame Haiti Program, Reserve Officer Training Corps, United States Navylast_img read more

Virginia “Gina” Blanton

first_img A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm in Silsbee, TX at the Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall. Prior to the memorial service there will be a gathering of family and friends beginning at 12:00 p.m.Mrs. Blanton was born February 20, 1942 in Highland Park, MI to the late Raymond and Della (Jones) Bradley. She graduated from Arthur Hill High School in Saginaw, MI and in 1963 married the love of her life, Ronald Blanton in Dallas. Gina was a airline hostess for Braniff Airlines, was a devoted Jehovah Witness and was a kind and generous person who loved people.She is preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her husband of 53 years, Ronald Blanton of Silsbee; daughter, Deborah Sanford and husband, Jamie of Silsbee and granddaughter, Brittany Mendoza of Lumberton. She is also survived by her sisters, Shirley Short and husband, Robert of Honor, MI, Patricia Warren of Mesick, MI and Elana Roy and husband, David of Lantana, FL and brother, Tom Bradley of Midland, MI. Virginia “Gina” Blanton, 74, of Silsbee passed away Monday, July 4, 2016 in Beaumont after a courageous fight with Breast Cancer. Next Uplast_img read more