JAMAICA MOU signed to further boost Child Protection Services

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, November 21, 2017 – Kingston – The Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to further improve the quality of services offered to vulnerable children and families.The two-year MOU entails the establishment of a referral system that facilitates social interventions for persons who are assessed and determined to be vulnerable.   They include current and former wards of the State; children remanded in government places of safety, pending court decisions; youngsters deemed at risk to be or who have been neglected, abused or maltreated by their families; and those on the Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH).The MOU was signed during a ceremony at CPFSA’s head office on Duke Street, Kingston, on November 17.   Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Collette Roberts-Risden, said the MOU will support the CPFSA’s delivery of much-needed assistance to the target beneficiaries.“What we hope to achieve… is that any child in need of support, we will refer them to the CPFSA, and, similarly, any child in need of the programmes in our Ministry, the CPFSA will refer them to us,” she said.Meanwhile, CPFSA Chief Executive Officer, Rosalee Gage-Grey, said the partnership will assist in strengthening the family structure.“We can’t treat with children without treating with their families; and we believe that if we give greater support to our families, then the children will be OK.   As we seek to build the family structure in our country, we want to ensure that the most vulnerable who, we both serve, are protected and provided with services in a timely manner.   We see this partnership as very valuable,” she said.The CPFSA, formerly the Child Development Agency (CDA), is the entity under the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information that is responsible for enabling a stable and nurturing living environment for children who are in need of care and protection.The Agency was renamed following its merger with the Office of the Children’s Registry earlier this year.This was done as part of the Ministry’s plans to create a more efficient child-protection sector with emphasis on the pooling of resources, timely service delivery, and increasing field services staff.Release: JIS Related Items:last_img read more

Ibrahimovic Pogba helped me feel like Benjamin Button at Man Utd

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic revealed Paul Pogba and the rest of the Manchester United squad helped him feel like he was “Benjamin Button”The Swedish striker arrived at Old Trafford in 2016 on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain and on the verge of becoming 35 years old.Ibrahimovic’s move to United at that stage of his career naturally led to questions being raised over the kind of impact he could have.But the Swede quickly set about proving doubters wrong by netting 28 goals in 48 appearances for his debut campaign.Now the LA Galaxy star has discussed his time at United and the relationship he struck up with the team.“I miss all of them. I had a fantastic time at United,” Ibrahimovic told BBC.“Wazza [Wayne Rooney], Michael Carrick, then the young guys that wanted to show the world who they are by playing football and they had a lot of hunger to show.“I had a good time because I got to know everyone, I was the mature guy with all these guys who were not mature.“Paul Pogba, I had never played with him before and I didn’t know him as a person.“We have the same management and when I got to know him I got to find a fantastic person and a fantastic footballer, but someone who needs to be guided.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“He is a professional guy that works every game and never misses training or a game.“Those are all the things that people do not see, you only get judged by what you can see on television or the 90 minutes in the stadium, that’s where you have to perform.”He added: “When you click with someone it just clicks.“The connection on the field was amazing, we helped each other very well, I needed him and he needed me. The first year at United we had a fantastic year.“They made me feel like Benjamin Button. I was getting younger and younger, then, unfortunately, I got my injury.“The Premier League should be happy I did not come 10 years ago because it would’ve been a different story.“You see all my numbers [of goals] and all of these numbers would’ve been in the Premier League.“I came to the right club in United. It was the club and the shirt that I was supposed to shine in and I did it.”The one and only left United in February this year for Galaxy after struggling to regain full fitness from a long-term knee injury.last_img read more

Wilmington Residents Invited To Free Electric Vehicle Ride Drive Event At RMLD

first_imgREADING, MA — In celebration of National Drive Electric Week (September 8-16), Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD), in partnership with the Town of Danvers Electric Division, invites customers to attend a free Plug-in Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive event on Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at RMLD’s offices located at 230 Ash Street, Reading. Attendees are invited to view and test drive (or ride) an assortment of plug-in vehicles from local automobile dealers. Information about charging stations, electric vehicle incentive programs, and rebate programs will also be available. Local electric vehicle owners will also be in attendance to offer insider reviews and commentary.Customers who are unable to make it on Sunday are welcome to attend a Ride and Drive event held by Concord and Belmont on Saturday, September 15thfrom 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at Walden Pond in Concord.RMLD’s summer pilot program offers residential customers a $1,500 rebate for the lease or purchase of a new or used Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), and a $1,000 rebate for the lease or purchase of a new Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Plus (PHEV+) with an on-board battery capacity greater than 10 kWh. Customers must take delivery of the vehicle by October 31, 2018 in order to qualify. RMLD also offers a residential rebate of 100% of equipment costs up to $500 for a networked (or “smart”) AC level 2 charging station.Electric vehicles offer significant environmental benefits, reduce fuel costs for EV owners, and help keep electric rates low.For more information on RMLD’s electric vehicle program, visit http://www.rmld.com/electric-vehicle-rebate-programs.(NOTE: The above press release is from RMLD.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRMLD Invites Customers To Attend Free Electric Car Show In Wilmington On September 15In “Community”SAVE THE DATE: RMLD To Hold Family-Friendly Open House On October 10In “Community”RMLD To Hold Electric Car Show At Wilmington Farmers Market On September 15In “Community”last_img read more

Farnborough International Airshow GoAir AirAsia place orders for 172 Airbus aircraft

first_imgGoAir, India’s budget carrier owned by the Wadia Group, and Malaysia-based low-cost carrier AirAsia have placed orders for 172 aircraft with Airbus as part of their fleet expansion plans. While GoAir has ordered 72 Airbus A320neos, Malaysian air carrier AirAsia is buying 100 A321neos.In a tweet, Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia, said the new order will take the Group’s A320 fleet to 575. The Group’s India arm, AirAsia India, commenced operations in 2014 and currently has a fleet of six aircraft. It has a market share of about 2 percent in India, currently the world’s fastest-growing civil aviation market.AirAsia India is a joint venture with the Tata Group in which the Malaysian Group has a 49 percent stake.The two air carriers are expected to be beneficiaries of the new civil aviation policy announced by the Narendra Modi government recently. It has scrapped the 5/20 rule that was seen as an impediment by many new players from commencing international operations.We’ve just placed an order for 100 A321neo aircraft. This brings the total of A320 family ordered to 575! pic.twitter.com/6PpL5AhH75— AirAsia (@AirAsia) July 12, 2016Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia, said that he is hoping to expand the Group’s India business in the new environment. “We are excited about India. It is a tough market… We are looking to accelerate (in India),” PTI quoted Fernandes as saying at the Farnborough International Airshow.”With the change in rule, now we don’t have to wait for five years and 20 aircraft fleet (to fly overseas),” he added.GoAir, the low-cost carrier owned by the Wadia Group company, placed orders for 72 A320neos at the air show, taking its total oder to 144, of which two have been delivered to the company.”The new A320neo provide us the competitive edge to achieve our growth targets and help us strengthen our presence in the wider region. It also reaffirms Go Air’s commitment to deliver the most modern, comfortable and excellent air travel experience to all customers as well as to strengthen the sustained positive growth and business expansion of the company,” said Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, CEO, GoAir, according to The Hindu.last_img read more