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$1.46 Billion for PATH

$1.46 Billion for PATH

first_img$1.46 Billion for PATH UncategorizedMarch 31, 2007 Related$1.46 Billion for PATH Related$1.46 Billion for PATH Related$1.46 Billion for PATHcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) will receive $1.46 billion for the 2007/08 fiscal year, to provide better, and more cost-effective social assistance to the poor and most vulnerable in the society.This provision is contained in the 2007/08 Estimates of Expenditure, which is now before the House of Representatives.Funded by the Government of Jamaica and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the programme seeks to support the government’s efforts to transform the Social Security Net (SSN) into a fiscally sound and more efficient system of social assistance for the poor and vulnerable.In addition, the programme aims to consolidate major income transfer programmes into unified benefit programmes that ensure: meaningful levels of benefits; cost-efficient and accessible delivery system; and access to benefits linked to desirable behaviour changes for promoting investment in human capital and development of the poor, especially children.PATH during the 2007/08 fiscal period is expected to make monthly payments to approximately 236,000 eligible beneficiaries; implement an electronic payment system; complete the establishment of an Information System to support the efficient management of the programme; continue the institutionalization phase of the programme; continue the re-certification exercise of all PATH beneficiaries; and complete the legislative framework of the programme.Since its establishment in February 2002, some 203,528 beneficiaries have received payments under the programme; approximately 20,000 poor relief beneficiaries received payments; and more than 300 information dissemination sessions called ‘PATH Days’ have been held islandwide. The programme was extended by the World Bank to March 2008. Advertisementslast_img read more

Air Jamaica Takeover Deadline Now April 30

Air Jamaica Takeover Deadline Now April 30

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Air Jamaica and Caribbean Airlines have agreed on a new takeover deadline of April 30, pushed back from the previous target of April 12.Air Jamaica’s President and CEO, Bruce NoblesIn a release issued Wednesday (April 7), Chairman of Air Jamaica, Hon. Dennis Lalor, said the national carrier had agreed to the extension, to ensure that sufficient time is devoted to completing the negotiations which will result in the Air Jamaica and Caribbean Airlines route networks being combined.He explained that the result would be the creation of “a larger, stronger Caribbean airline to serve the region.”“The extension is also intended to ensure a seamless launch of the operations into the transition period,” Mr. Lalor added.During the transition period, Air Jamaica will continue to operate its routes with its current fleet of aircraft and accompanying regulatory authorisations. Many of its employees are also expected to be utilised under the interim agreement. The transition period may last up to 12 months.Air Jamaica’s President and CEO, Bruce Nobles, assured passengers that, in the meantime, “the little piece of Jamaica still flies”.He said that all reservations made previously and tickets purchased on Air Jamaica will continue to be honoured. Additionally, all 7th Heaven frequent flyer benefits will continue and all passengers, shippers and business partners can continue to rely on Air Jamaica to provide the services they have come to expect.“In simple terms, our customers and stakeholders will not see any visible difference in the airline, or its services, during the initial transition period as Jamaicans, visitors, shippers and travel partners can continue to book on Air Jamaica with confidence,” he said.He stated that as the routes are absorbed by Caribbean Airlines, the combined network will provide significant added value and benefits to customers and partners.Air Jamaica will continue to provide service from Jamaica on the New York, Fort Lauderdale, Toronto, Baltimore and Philadelphia routes, with “the usual Lovebird hospitality”, Mr. Nobles said. Advertisements Air Jamaica Takeover Deadline Now April 30 TransportApril 7, 2010 RelatedAir Jamaica Takeover Deadline Now April 30center_img RelatedAir Jamaica Takeover Deadline Now April 30 RelatedAir Jamaica Takeover Deadline Now April 30last_img read more

EC hails digital market progress ahead of caps

EC hails digital market progress ahead of caps

first_imgHome EC hails digital market progress ahead of caps Blog The European Commission (EC) praised the impact of its telecommunications policies days before the introduction of new price caps on cross-border calls and texts comes into force.On 15 May, call charges between countries in the European Union will be limited to €0.19 per minute plus VAT, with SMS charged at a maximum of €0.06. The legislation, which was cleared by the EU in December 2018, is part of a controversial overhaul of communications legislation across the economic area.The new pricing does not apply to business tariffs and will be extended to Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein at a later, unspecified, date.In a statement EC VP for Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip (pictured) said: “The price caps for calls within the EU is a concrete example on how the Digital Single Market makes a difference to people, in their daily lives. “Overall the new telecoms rules will help the EU to meet growing connectivity needs of Europeans and boost the EU’s competitiveness,” he added.European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel added: “After abolishing roaming charges in 2017, the EU has now taken measures against excessive charges for cross-border calls from home.” Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back App giants, digital players face pressure on two fronts Author Related Tags Chris Donkin center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 13 MAY 2019 Andrus AnsipEuropean Commision Previous ArticleFalling data income, share deal blunts Vodacom earningsNext ArticleZTE and China Mobile Launch a Marine Broadband Satellite Solution Creating a New Era of Marine Communication Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Blog: Is EC common charger move a blow to Apple? Google issues Fitbit data promiselast_img read more

Motown Releases Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” Speech With ‘The Great March On Washington’ LP [Listen]

Motown Releases Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” Speech With ‘The Great March On Washington’ LP [Listen]

first_imgMotown Records digitally released The Great March On Washington LP for the first time last week, which documents the audio from the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s famous “I Have A Dream” speech.On August 23rd, 1963, executives from the Detroit-based Motown Records were on-site at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. to document one of the most iconic events in American history. The recordings captured that day were rush-released in October of 1963, and featured speeches from civil rights activist A. Philip Randolph, United Automobile Workers president Walter Reuther, Roy Wilkins, and Whitney Young, prior to Dr. King’s celebrated address.Related: Stevie Wonder Honors Martin Luther King With Obama, McCartney, Springsteen Video [Watch]Furthermore, the digital album also features Liz Lands and The Voices of Salvation, who performed “We Shall Overcome” to the 250,000 people who made their way to D.C. in support of the movement.Universal Music president Bruce Resnikoff said in a statement,We are privileged and honored to be entrusted by the MLK estate to oversee the release of his historic speech. As the long-time custodians of the Motown catalog and its legacy, we will ensure that the recordings of Dr. King will be available in the highest quality. We have gone back to the original source tapes to digitally remaster this release, and the clarity of Dr. King’s voice brings his message to today’s audience in a remarkable way. Stream The Great March On Washington in full below.The Great March On Washington<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>last_img read more

Jaw-dropping moments really do make time appear to stand still

Jaw-dropping moments really do make time appear to stand still

first_imgThe Telegraph: Regular “awesome” experiences may also improve our mental health and make us nicer people, claim psychologists.The findings raise the prospect of “awe therapy” to overcome the stressful effects of fast-paced modern life.Awe is the emotion felt when encountering something so vast and overwhelming it alters one’s mental perspective.Examples might include experiencing a breathtaking view of the Grand Canyon, taking in the ethereal beauty of the Northern Lights, or becoming lost in a dazzling display of stars on a clear, dark night.The new research found that by fixing the mind to the present moment, awe seems to slow down perceived time.Read the whole story: The Telegraphlast_img

SDT begins seven-week Leigh Day hearing over Iraq claims

SDT begins seven-week Leigh Day hearing over Iraq claims

first_imgMembers of Leigh Day arrive at the Solicitors Disciplinary TribunalSource: Michael CrossMembers of Leigh Day arrive at the Solicitors Disciplinary TribunalThe longest tribunal hearing in the past two years ran to 16 days, and this case is set to be of considerably longer duration. Widespread media interest is also expected. Substantive hearings begin today over the longest – and probably most expensive – prosecutions in the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal’s history.The tribunal will hear an Iraq-related case against human rights firm Leigh Day and its senior partner Martyn Day, partner Sapna Malik and a third individual over the next seven weeks, with a judgment expected around 9 June. The firm and the partners deny any wrongdoing.Each party is due to have two QCs in their legal teams and will spend this week setting out their case before witnesses are called in coming weeks.The prosecution involves more than 50 elements of 19 charges relating to claims brought on behalf of Iraqi civilians. Allegations include failing to provide key documents for a government inquiry, making improper accusations against the British Army during a 2008 press conference and making prohibited referral fee payments.Leigh Day intends to fight all charges and has already secured disclosure of correspondence between the Ministry of Defence and the Solicitors Regulation Authority in the lead-up to the prosecution.The allegations against the firm stem from matters where it acted on behalf of Iraqi citizens who sought compensation from the Ministry of Defence because they alleged that they, or members of their families, were unlawfully detained, injured or killed by British Forces in Iraq. In a statement ahead of the hearing, the firm said: ‘We believe that it is essential for our democracy that lawyers can bring claims before our courts, whether on behalf of service personnel or civilians, against the Ministry of Defence or any other government entity.’Some of them may succeed (indeed, so far, the Ministry of Defence has settled over 300 of these claims, including where Iraqis died whilst under the custody or control of our army) and some may fail. That does not detract from the principle that lawyers should be able to bring cases before our courts without fear of recrimination or reprisals.’ last_img read more

Ombudsman Releases Report On Investigation Of API

Ombudsman Releases Report On Investigation Of API

first_imgIf Wellpath is successful in the first phase,  by preparing the hospital to return to its full capacity by June 30, 2019, the company will assume full responsibility of API after July 1. Between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2018, the Ombudsman received 42 complaints specifically about API. Nearly one-third of those complaints alleged maltreatment or neglect of patients. In December 2017, the Ombudsman received a complaint that a member of API staff had assaulted a patient. On June 20, 2018, the Ombudsman received a series of allegations about the way API staff were treating patients. In February, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum made the announcement that he had invoked his authority under state law to immediately assume management of API in response to the ongoing investigations. In the announcement it stated that Wellpath will “provide administrative leadership” over the facility. All API staff will remain in their positions as State of Alaska employees. Gavin Carmichael will continue as API’s acting chief executive officer. As part of assuming authority over API, Commissioner Crum has chosen to contract with Wellpath Recovery Solutions, a Nashville, Tenn. based company. State Ombudsman Kate Burkhart concluded the investigation into three allegations related to patient safety and use of seclusion and restraint at API. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Ombudsman’s released the details of the investigation into allegations related to patient safety and seclusion and restraint at Alaska Psychiatric Institute. Ombudsman Burkhart. “We found evidence of many encounters where staff responded to patients in crisis using best practices, kindness, and creative problem solving. However, the fear and trauma experienced by API staff contributes to the environment in which they make decisions about when and how to restrain or seclude patients.” According to documents provided by the state, the Ombudsman found all three allegations are justified. The investigation focused on the allegations of harm to patients, but the Ombudsman also recognized the violence directed toward API staff by patients as an “equally serious problem that must be addressed.”last_img read more