Donald Trump admits ‘more has to be done’ in wake of mass shootings

first_img WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 05: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence looks on as U.S. President Donald Trump makes remarks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House August 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump delivered remarks on the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Speaking to reporters earlier today, the US president said “hate has no place in our country” as he pledged: “We’re going to take care of it.” “Republicans and Democrats must come together and get strong background checks, perhaps marrying this legislation with desperately needed immigration reform. We must have something good, if not GREAT, come out of these two tragic events!” “We cannot let those killed in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, die in vain,” he said. Read more: Far-right website 8chan down as Cloudfare pulls support after mass shootings A gunman killed nine people and wounded at least 26 others in a shooting in Dayton, Ohio, early on Sunday, while on Saturday 20 people were shot dead in a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, wounding at least 26. The president was speaking after two separate incidents in the US claimed the lives of 29 people. “We’re doing a lot of work, a lot of people are working right now, a lot of law enforcement people and others. I spoke to members of congress about whatever we can do and a lot of things are being done right now as we speak. Donald Trump has admitted that “perhaps more has to be done” to tackle America’s gun problem after two mass shootings took place over the weekend. Donald Trump admits ‘more has to be done’ in wake of mass shootings “Hate has no place in our country and we’re going to take care of it,” he said. Read more: At least 30 people killed in separate US mass shooting incidents A number of Democratic candidates for the presidency criticised Trump’s stance of immigrants, including Beto O’Rourke, who grew up in El Paso. whatsapp whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeUnderstand Solar$0 Down Solar in Scottsdale. How Much Can You Save? Try Our Free Solar Calculator Now.Understand SolarUndoLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthUndoGraber BlindsWindow Treatments So Sophisticated, It’s Hard to Believe They’re so AffordableGraber BlindsUndoBest Selling Grills | Search AdsTraeger Blaze & American Grills On SaleBest Selling Grills | Search AdsUndoWolf & ShepherdNFL Star Rob Gronkowski Loves These ShoesWolf & ShepherdUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndoPost FunRare Photos Show Us Who Meghan Markle Really IsPost FunUndoFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleUndo He added: “We have done much more than most administrations…we’ve done actually a lot but perhaps more has to be done.” Only a racist, driven by fear, could witness what took place this weekend—and instead of standing up to hatred, side with a mass murderer’s call to make our country more white. We are so much better than this president. https://t.co/SYMT77fbOf— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 5, 2019 “On behalf of our first lady and myself, condolences to all. We have to get it stopped. This has been going of for years – for years and years in our country and we have to get it stopped.” We cannot let those killed in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, die in vain. Likewise for those so seriously wounded. We can never forget them, and those many who came before them. Republicans and Democrats must come together and get strong background checks, perhaps marrying….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 5, 2019 Share Alexandra Rogers Earlier Trump appeared to link gun legislation with immigration reform as he issued a call for stronger background checks. Monday 5 August 2019 3:29 pm The US president has faced accusations of inciting racial hatred through his use of language and policies such as the border wall with Mexico and immigration detention centres. This president’s open racism is an invitation to violence. The writing has been on the wall since his maiden speech coming down that escalator calling immigrants “rapists and criminals.” The actions that follow cannot surprise us. pic.twitter.com/jSBbAQROF0— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 5, 2019last_img read more

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Woman seriously injured after North Fort Myers crash

first_imgMiami man found guilty of running red light, killing North Fort Myers woman June 4, 2021 AdvertisementThe woman’s car hit the left side of the man’s car, troopers said. The man’s sedan spun and the woman’s car ended up on the shoulder of the road.The 73-year-old and 5-year-old weren’t harmed in the crash, but the 30-year-old woman suffered serious injuries, troopers said.Everyone involved in the crash were wearing their seatbelts. Missing North Fort Myers woman found dead May 12, 2021 Crime stoppers looking for two thieves accused of stealing lumber & power tools June 17, 2021 Ex-employee accused in North Fort Myers business burglary June 12, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentscenter_img AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. — A 30-year-old Cape Coral woman suffered serious injuries in a crash that happened in North Fort Myers on Friday morning, officials said.The crash happened at the intersection of Del Prado Boulevard at Barbie Lane just after 7 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol said.A 73-year-old North Fort Myers man was stopped on Barbie Lane at the intersection of Del Prado Boulevard.A 30-year-old woman with a 5-year-old girl in the car was driving east on Del Prado when the man started to turn. Advertisement AdvertisementTags: Del Prado BoulevardNorth Fort Myers Advertisementlast_img read more

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Laois ladies footballers learn championship opponents

first_img Electric Picnic The Laois Ladies Football The Laois ladies footballers will play Clare, Sligo and Kildare in the group stages of this year’s All Ireland intermediate championship.The draw for senior, intermediate and junior grades were made live on the LGFA Facebook page this evening.With no provincial championships this year because of the condensed season, a new draw had to be held. WhatsApp Home Sport GAA Laois ladies footballers learn championship opponents SportGAALadies Football Twitter Pinterest By Steven Miller – 30th June 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSLaois Ladies Footballers Twitter Last year’s beaten finalists Meath, semi-finalists Sligo and Roscommon and relegated senior side Westmeath were seeded and drawn into one group each.And Donie Brennan’s Laois side were drawn in the only group of four teams.Only one team will advance from each group to the semi-finals so there is no room for error.Sligo would be deemed one of the weaker of the seeded teams though by drawing Kildare, who were top of Division 3 prior to its cancellation, Laois have certainly been handed a tough group.Laois, who were relegated from senior at the end of the 2017 season, won the Leinster title in 2018 but failed to advance from the All Ireland group stages. Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Facebook WhatsApp Electric Picnic Pinterest Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Laois ladies footballers learn championship opponents Last year they fared poorly and only maintained their intermediate status due to a relegation playoff win. They were also relegated in the league to Division 3.Prior to the cancellation of this year’s league, they had won two and drawn one of their five games in Division 3.The games will begin on October 17.Ladies Football All Ireland Intermediate Championship DrawGroup 1 – Roscommon, Offaly and WexfordGroup 2 – Westmeath, Longford and LouthGroup 3 – Meath, Leitrim and DownGroup 4 – Sligo, Kildare, Laois and ClareSEE ALSO – Revised draws made for Leinster minor hurling and football and U-20 hurling championships Previous articleThis day last year: Wild celebrations as Laois hurlers claim Joe McDonagh Cup gloryNext articleLittle Treasures Summer Camp in Portlaoise in July and August Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. Facebook News Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

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North Korea’s Finance Minister Sacked

first_img News North Korea’s Finance Minister Sacked News News SHARE Facebook Twitter North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] center_img News By Daily NK – 2009.09.21 5:27pm According to the Chosun Central News Agency (KCNA), North Korea’s Minister of Finance Kim Wan Su has been removed from office, and Park Su Kil has been appointed in his place. Park will also serve as Vice-Premier of the Cabinet.The KCNA released news of the changes on Friday, after the news was formally announced by order of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA), which has the authority to appoint or remove Vice-Ministers, Ministers or other members of the Cabinet when the Supreme People’s Assembly is not in session. The Minister of Finance manages the national budget pertaining to the People’s Economy. However, in North Korea the so-called Second Economy, which relates to the military-industrial complex, is prioritized over the People’s Economy. Therefore, the Minister of Finance lacks influence over budgetary allocations. The reason for Kim Wan Su’s dismissal was not made public. However, since he fell on his sword as the 150-Day Battle was coming to an end, it has been suggested that he was a victim of unimpressive Battle results. The KCNA has not released any information on new Minister of Finance Park Su Kil, but he is likely to be the current Chairman of the People’s Committee in North Hamkyung Province and a three-term SPA delegate. In his role as Chairman of the People’s Committee, Park greeted Kim Jong Il in May this year when he conducted a round of onsite inspections at the memorial site in Yeonsa-district near Musan, and again earlier this month when Kim inspected economic facilities in Kyungsung and Myungcheon. Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest last_img read more

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TSX slides 157 points on weak employment data

Related news Keywords Marketwatch “It’s more than the jobs report,” said Patrick Blais, managing director and portfolio manager at Manulife Asset Management. “A number of items are coming to the forefront: European challenges seem to be resurfacing, (Spanish bond yields are moving back higher), the market is coming to the realization that global growth will be significantly lower than expected – probably not only for this year but looking into the next year.” The Canadian dollar was down 0.41 a cent to 98.17 cents US as traders also took in tepid domestic job creation figures from Statistics Canada. The agency said 7,300 jobs were added in June, slightly better than the limited gain that had been expected. The TSX Venture Exchange shed 15.1 points to 1,211.35. The Dow Jones industrials dropped 124.2 points to 12,772.47. The Nasdaq composite index lost 38.79 points to 2,937.33 and the S&P 500 index was off 12.9 points to 1,354.68. Even before the jobs reports, markets had already been set for a weak session after International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said Friday that the IMF is cutting its forecast for global economic growth in a quarterly assessment to be released later this month. She did not say which countries or regions were contributing to the lowered assessment for 2012 and declined to give more details. Growth in most major economies has showed signs of slowing in recent months, partly due to Europe’s chronic debt crisis and economic malaise. The jobs report capped a disappointing week which included worse than expected readings on the American manufacturing and service sectors. But the TSX managed to end the week with a gain of 63 points. On the TSX, the energy sector fell 2.21% as crude prices fell sharply despite interest rate cuts announced Thursday by the European and Chinese central banks. The August crude contract fell $2.77 to US$84.45 a barrel. Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) gave back $1.04 to $29.36 and Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) was down 96 cents at $26.58. The base metals sector fell 3.75% as diminished demand prospects also pushed metal prices lower with the September copper contract on the Nymex off eight cents at US$3.41 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) lost $1.04 to $31.92 and First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) was 89 cents lower at $18.63. The gold sector dropped about 2.4% as bullion fell $30.50 to US$1,578.90 an ounce. Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K) faded 40 cents to $8.41 and Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) was off 78 cents to $38.52. All TSX sectors were lower save for a slight gain in the utilities group. The financials sector declined 1.23% while Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) was down 41.03 to $52.85 and Manulife Financial (TSX:MFC) dropped 34 cents to $10.90. Industrial stocks also weakened with Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) 16 cents lower at $4.04. Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) says Tony Ingram has resigned as a director, the third departure from the CP board since the Calgary-based company’s annual meeting in May. As a result of the departures and the addition of Hunter Harrison as a director and chief executive officer of the company, the nominees put forward by Pershing Square have a majority on the 14-member board of directors. CP stock declined 73 cents to $75.03. In other corporate news, Calvalley Petroleum Inc. (TSX:CVI.A) stock soared Friday in the first trading since it received an unsolicited takeover proposal from a Norwegian oil and gas company. Its shares jumped $1.19 or 82.64% to $2.63, well above the $2.30 per share proposed Thursday by DNO International. Pengrowth Energy Corp. (TSX:PGF) is reducing its monthly dividend payments to shareholders by 43% to four cents a share starting next month. The Calgary-based company says it’s making the change due to weak commodity prices and increased uncertainty in the capital and property markets and its shares fell 21 cents to $6.40. Ottawa has approved Target Corp.’s plan to enter the Canadian market and sell books and other cultural products such as DVDs, music and magazines. Target has committed to support Canadian cultural events and organizations. The U.S. retailer is poised to begin opening the first of between 125 and 135 stores in Canada at former Zellers locations acquired from Hudson’s Bay Co. The store openings are set to start next year. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The Toronto stock market tumbled Friday as weak U.S. jobs data added to worries that the global economy is slowing faster than previously thought. The S&P/TSX composite index fell 157.38 points to 11,659.65 as the U.S. Labor Department reported that the American economy only managed to crank out 80,000 jobs last month, below already modest expectations for 90,000 positions. TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Malcolm Morrison read more

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No payout for former TD investment banker

Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton An Ontario court has ruled against a former investment banker who was seeking the payout of $1.6 million in deferred compensation that he left on the table when he resigned from his firm to start a hedge fund. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice sided with TD Securities Inc., which was sued by a former investment banker, Blair Levinsky, who resigned from the bank in January 2010 in order to start his own hedge fund. In doing so, the bank argued that Levinsky was giving up his claim to restricted share units that were granted under its long-term compensation plan in 2007-2009, which amounted to $1.6 million. According to the decision, he sued, arguing that the provision requiring forfeiture-on-resignation was a restrictive covenant, which was unreasonable, and therefore unenforceable. The bank said that the forfeiture provision was not a restrictive covenant; and, in any event, was reasonable. The court sided with the bank. It found that the RSUs were a form of loyalty incentive, not a restraint of trade, nor did it create vested rights for the recipient. “An award constituted an allocation of future compensation which was contingent upon the existence of certain facts at the time of maturity of the RSU in order for the recipient to receive the cash benefit of the award,” it says. Ultimately, the court concludes that forfeiture clause “was not in restraint in trade; it was a valid, binding and enforceable term of the contract of employment between Levinsky and the bank.” It denied his request for a declaration that it was a restrictive covenant and unenforceable, and dismissed his claim for payment of the amounts he forfeited in leaving the firm. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

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Mackenzie makes portfolio management changes

first_img Related news NEO, Invesco launch four index PTFs During Kim’s 16-year investment career, she has researched and managed Canadian and foreign equities with Mackenzie and predecessor firms. Prior to joining the Mackenzie all-cap value team in 2011, she developed her skills at a large Canadian pension plan covering a broad spectrum of sectors. Kim, a chartered accounted and certified financial analyst, invests according to a rigorous value-based investment philosophy, Mackenzie says in a statement. As a result of this change, Darren McKiernan, senior vice president of Mackenzie’s global equity and income team, and Wincy Wong, vice president of Mackenzie’s all-cap value team, will no longer co-manage Mackenzie Canadian Large Cap Dividend & Growth Fund. They will continue to manage other Mackenzie funds. Photo copyright: vinnstock/123RF IE Staff Bridgehouse introduces Morningstar Managed Investments Program Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Change to Counsel Global Small Cap Fund Mackenzie Financial Corp. has announced that Adelaide Kim, associate portfolio manager of the firm’s all-cap value team, will co-manage Mackenzie Canadian Large Cap Dividend & Growth Fund with Hovig Moushian, senior vice president of Mackenzie’s all-cap value team effective, Nov. 21. Franklin Templeton renames funds with new managers Keywords Fund managersCompanies Mackenzie Financial Corp. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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How to feel safe and secure in foster care

first_imgHow to feel safe and secure in foster care A University of Sydney research project asked young people with foster care backgrounds: ‘what does ‘permanency’ mean to you?’ Their answers, in photograhs and words, have been collated into a book that the researchers hope will inform government policy. “If it wasn’t for permanency, I wouldn’t be able to do all those things that I can now, like going to Japan to connect with my culture.” “The ocean represents continuity, peace and flow. It is always there no matter what else is going on in life.”These thoughts, provided by young people with a care background in NSW, represent how they understand ‘permanency’ and what helps them feel connected, safe and secure.They form part of a larger publication, The Meanings of Permanency, which will be officially launched by the NSW Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services, Gareth Ward, on Tuesday, 17 November.The publication is the brainchild of Associate Professor Amy Conley Wright and Dr Susan Collings, who research the experiences of children and young people in out-of-home care.“The material highlights the strengths and resilience of young people in care, and the things that matter to them,” said Associate Professor Conley Wright, Director of the University of Sydney’s Research Centre for Children and Families. Real stories of permanency Image and caption from The Meanings of Permanency.Nine young women and two young men, aged between 16 and 25, participated in the project over two sessions in 2019 and 2020. They came from many parts of NSW, and from different cultural backgrounds, but shared a common experience: they had all been in foster care.One participant, Bobby Hendry, had lived in 40 homes with 16 different foster families. At 15, she was facing a final move to a group home when her teachers decided to foster her.Now a photographer and graphic designer, she made The Meanings of Permanency book and a companion digital storybook. Bobby said, “for me, the greatest part was collaborating with other young people and collating their images and thoughts into the book. It was cool to hear my feelings and experiences echoed by other young people. That sense of belonging was really powerful.”Another participant, Emily Backhouse, contributed the ocean, pets and house keys photographs to the publication. She entered the foster care system just before her 10th birthday, and found a permanent carer after her third placement, at age 12.She explained her representations of ‘permanency’: “The ocean always stays, always the same no matter where you go.“Things like pets create an environment to help you feel safe.“The photo of my first house keys from when I moved out at 18 is about the house being mine – going from a ‘house’ to a ‘home’. A lot of young people identify permanency with something being theirs.”Associate Professor Conley Wright and Dr Collings hope this research further informs the NSW government’s Permanency Support Program.“With approximately 45,000 children and young people in out-of-home care in Australia, finding meaningful ways to support them is a continuing priority,” Dr Collings said.Declaration: The project was supported by a contribution from NSW Committee on Adoption and Permanent Care. The Department of Communities and Justice also supported the study by allowing the researchers to involve members of its Youth Consult for Change group. Special thanks to the group’s coordinator, Freija Brandie, whose assistance was invaluable.Hero image credit: The Meanings of Permanency. /University Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. 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SevenFifty Technologies to Acquire Bridge, a Provider of E-commerce Technology for…

first_imgEmail AdvertisementSevenFifty planning launch of new Storefronts e-commerce platform in Summer 2020 NEW YORK, NY, June 9, 2020 – SevenFifty Technologies, the leading online marketplace and data platform for the US alcohol beverage industry, today announced that it has acquired Bridge, a Florida-based technology and data-driven solutions provider specializing in e-commerce platforms designed exclusively for independent retailers of wine, beer, and spirits. With online sales of alcohol skyrocketing to over twice that of a year ago, up 234% during the seven-week COVID-impacted period ended April 18*, the need for scalable solutions to sell alcohol in a COVID-impacted world is now more important than ever. SevenFifty’s vision of delivering best-in-class e-commerce tools to the retail tier will now be given a significant boost through the Bridge acquisition. Founded in 2018 as a result of a merger with Tipsi and a subsequent acquisition of Drync, Bridge has very quickly emerged as a developer of intuitive, easy-to-use, custom-branded web and mobile e- commerce applications designed to help retailers extend their brick and mortar presence and capture increasing online sales with a Progressive Web App (PWA) technology stack designed to work across any platform.SevenFifty continues to be a pioneer in the alcohol business bringing cutting-edge technologies to the industry. With the team and technology of Bridge, SevenFifty will be able to fast track the rollout of its new e-commerce platform, SevenFifty Storefronts in Summer 2020. The launch enables SevenFifty to extend the best e-commerce tool in the industry to its 25,000 off-premise retailers with intuitive and effective customer experience hubs built on the company’s modern technology. SevenFifty’s high-quality product data will integrate seamlessly with a whole suite of POS systems, making it very easy for retailers to set up their e-commerce shop with a trusted partner. “The acquisition of Bridge’s best-in-class technology and data expertise expands SevenFifty’s technical talent, allows us to scale our data and analytics capabilities even faster, and—most importantly— gives off-premise retailers using SevenFifty a one-stop-shop for managing their relationships with the trade and their own customers online,” said Aaron Sherman, CEO of SevenFifty. “By working with SevenFifty, retail partners will have the ability to get up and running with a progressive and dynamic e-commerce tool to respond to the rapidly increasing consumer demand for online purchasing.”“The whole team at Bridge is excited to bring our data-driven approach to SevenFifty, where we’ll be able to unify our missions of providing and delivering industry-leading technology and data-related services to the online world of beverage alcohol retail,” said Bridge Co-Founder Alex Miningham, who will transition to his new role as Vice President of Data Strategy for SevenFifty. “COVID-19 has dramatically changed the way that consumers search for and purchase alcohol, and now more than ever, brick and mortar stores need access to efficient solutions that allow them to take advantage of the evolving world of online alcohol sales. We look forward to helping to bring these solutions to SevenFifty’s off-premise buyers around the country as part of the Storefronts rollout later this year”. About SevenFiftySevenFifty brings innovative technology and data insights to the beverage alcohol industry with next-generation solutions that power the three-tier supply chain. The company’s people-first approach to technology enables producers, distributors, importers, retailers, and restaurants with the tools they need to connect with each other and do business in a modern world. About Bridge Bridge is a technology and data-driven solutions provider for the beverage alcohol industry that leverages the power of artificial intelligence to transform raw data into actionable insights to drive bottom-line results for brands, wholesalers, and retailers. Data is Bridge’s secret weapon with intelligence on over 67 million beverage alcohol consumers on an easy-to-use platform. Bridge Intelligence wants to arm beverage professionals with the tools they need to operate effectively in the marketplace. Advertisement Linkedin Previous articleMiller Family Wine Company Launches Innovative New Wine ClubNext articleSlow Wine Announces New US Editor for the Slow Wine Guide Press Release Facebook Twitter TAGSBridgeSevenFifty Home Industry News Releases SevenFifty Technologies to Acquire Bridge, a Provider of E-commerce Technology for Off-Premise…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessSevenFifty Technologies to Acquire Bridge, a Provider of E-commerce Technology for Off-Premise Retail and Data InsightsBy Press Release – June 9, 2020 790 0 Pinterest ReddIt Sharelast_img read more

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JTA Credit Union Awards Bursaries to Outstanding GSAT Students

first_imgJTA Credit Union Awards Bursaries to Outstanding GSAT Students CultureJuly 28, 2014Written by: Alecia Smith-Edwards Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, addresses the Jamaica Teachers’ Association Co-operative Credit Union Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) bursary awards function, held at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston, on July 25. JTA Credit Union Awards Bursaries to Outstanding GSAT StudentsJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Related‘Big Stage’ Winners Elated Story HighlightsStudents, who excelled in the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), have been awarded bursaries, valued at $400,000, by the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) Co-operative Credit Union.The cheques were presented to 19 children of credit union members from across the island, during an awards function on July 25 at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston.Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, who was guest speaker at the event, told recipients to continue to excel and to make the best use of their high school years. Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedNational Gallery to be Developed into State-Of-The-Art Facility RelatedSeveral Activities to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of UNIA Students, who excelled in the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), have been awarded bursaries, valued at $400,000, by the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) Co-operative Credit Union.The cheques were presented to 19 children of credit union members from across the island, during an awards function on July 25 at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston.Director of the credit union, Karen Hewett-Kennedy, said this is the fourth year since the company has been issuing bursaries to assist members to send their children to high school.Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, who was guest speaker at the event, told recipients to continue to excel and to make the best use of their high school years.“When you go to high school don’t loaf it out, don’t waste it out,” she advised the students, and reminded them that their parents made huge sacrifices and invested in them to ensure their success.She further implored them not to bend to peer pressure and to remain focused, as they begin to socialise with new people and build friendships.“You have to say grounded, because the lessons in life that you are going to learn in high school is not only  about doing well in Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC), it’s making friends and being able to hold your ground and not to get side-tracked,” she said.The Minister told the students they are going into high school during one of the best periods in Jamaica where conditions have been improving for children.She noted for instance, that there are more high school placements, more opportunities for young people in training and development, and legislation has been passed for child protection.Ms. Hanna further advised the awardees to get involved in extra curricular activities in high school, noting that employers around the world are not only looking for excellence in academics, but are seeking persons who are engaged, determined, insightful and curious, because they want those people to grow their companies.For the first time this year, in addition to awarding a bursary to a recipient in each of the 14 parishes, the credit union issued five additional bursaries to outstanding students.last_img read more

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