Jamaicans Trained As Emergency Telecommunication Operators

first_imgThe island’s first batch of specially trained emergency telecommunication operators, who will provide critical communications support during disasters,  graduated on Thursday, (August 21) during a ceremony held at the Scouts Association of Jamaica Headquarters on Camp Road in Kingston.They were trained under the Emergency Telecommunications and Amateur Radio Communication training programme designed by the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) with the support from HelpAge International.Emergency telecommunication operators are relied on for sharing on the ground reports, orchestrating deployment of rescue and response services in the event of a disaster.Minister of State in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Colin Fagan, who attended the graduation ceremony commended the participants, noting that they have an important role to play.“You will be the critical eyes in ODPEM’s strategic effort to ensure that community, and national emergency and preparedness recovery occur at maximum efficiency,” he said.Senior Telecommunications Engineer at ODPEM, Ruel Corniffe noted that persons trained under the programme will be able to provide assistance to emergency response organizers as well as provide support to the national emergency operations centre.He informed that the training was mainly focused on persons in the eastern parishes of Jamaica such as St. Thomas, Portland and St. Mary.The Emergency Telecommunications and Amateur Radio Communication training programme is being implemented as part of the National Emergency Affiliated Radio Service, which is designed to strengthen Jamaica’s existing emergency communication capacities, focusing on effectively establishing and maintaining disaster emergency communication capacities that could extend to the wider Caribbean. Jamaicans Trained As Emergency Telecommunication Operators CommerceAugust 25, 2014Written by: Latonya Linton Jamaicans Trained As Emergency Telecommunication OperatorsJIS 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 Photo: JIS Photographer Director General, Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, Richard Thompson (left); Senior Director, Hazard Mitigation, Weather Services, Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, Philbert Brown (centre); and Country Director, HelpAge International, Rhian Holder, examine communication equipment. Occasion was a graduation ceremony for the island’s first batch of emergency telecommunication operators held on August 22 at the Scouts Association of Jamaica Headquarters on Camp Road in Kingston. RelatedForum On Logistics Hub Initiative Held In Clarendon RelatedChoose Careers for Logistics Hubcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Advertisements RelatedPersons with Disabilities Urged to Partner with Government Story HighlightsThe island’s first batch of specially trained emergency telecommunication operators, who will provide critical communications support during disasters, graduated on Thursday, (August 21) during a ceremony held at the Scouts Association of Jamaica Headquarters on Camp Road in Kingston.Emergency telecommunication operators are relied on for sharing on the ground reports, orchestrating deployment of rescue and response services in the event of a disaster.Senior Telecommunications Engineer at ODPEM, Ruel Corniffe noted that persons trained under the programme will be able to provide assistance to emergency response organizers as well as provide support to the national emergency operations centre.last_img read more

Texas A&M won’t renew President Michael Young’s contract — but says there’s no plan for him to leave

first_imgBy Shannon NajmabadiThe Texas Tribunetexastribune.org When Texas A&M University President Michael Young’s employment contract expires next April, he will not receive a renewal. Instead, he will join the system’s remaining campus heads in relying on annual appointment letters and system policy to govern the terms of his employment at the College Station-based campus.Young, who was appointed A&M president in 2015, currently has a five-year agreement with the system that guarantees him $1 million in annual pay. The terms were expected to be renewed for an additional five years unless Young or System officials indicated otherwise before April 30, 2019.In an April 16 letter, A&M System Chancellor John Sharp explained that Young’s contract would not be renewed, and stressed it was “in no way a reflection” of his performance as president. “While your employment agreement allows for a 5-year renewal term, the System desires to bring your employment status into line with our other university presidents, none of whom has an employment agreement,” Sharp wrote, in a letter addressed to Young and obtained by The Texas Tribune under open record laws.“We look forward to your continued service as our president,” Sharp added.Young previously served as president of the University of Utah and the University of Washington, and he was recruited by Sharp to head A&M. When he was named to the position, Sharp reportedly said Young’s salary “will not compare to the last president’s salary because this president does not compare to the last president.”A graduate of Harvard Law School, Young was the highest-compensated president in Texas in 2017 and among the top dozen nationwide, according to a ranking compiled by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Young said in a statement that he loves being part of the university and is excited “about its trajectory of success.”“As an administrator and employer, I understand and appreciate the need for consistency in the format of appointment letters among presidents throughout the A&M system. It is the right path,” he said. “The Chancellor’s strong words of support help motivate me further to lead A&M and build on the remarkable achievements of our faculty, staff, students and former students.”Young’s contract, signed in March 2015, guarantees he will receive his base salary if he is fired by the system without cause before the five-year term is complete. The amount paid by A&M would be offset by outside compensation Young receives during that period, and he must make a reasonable effort to find a new job, the contract states.Young can likely assume a tenured faculty position at the institution after serving as its president, as other campus leaders with tenure have. The classification guarantees certain job protections, including an assurance of continued work in the academic role unless “dismissed for good cause,” according to A&M System rules.One of Young’s predecessors, Elsa Murano, resigned as A&M president amid turmoil and returned to working as a faculty member a decade ago. Another, R. Bowen Loftin, left his position with a transition agreement worth $850,000, and later took a position at the University of Missouri.Other higher education institution systems in Texas have different employment practices. Presidents of Texas Tech University System schools all have fixed-term contracts, according to a system spokesman. The chancellor of the system simultaneously serves as a campus president.At the Texas State University System, presidents do not have employment contracts; the chancellor does.And presidents at the University of Texas System’s academic institutions serve without fixed terms, according to system rules. The chancellor, J.B. Milliken, similarly has an agreement that lists a start date but says he will work “at the pleasure of the board.”Milliken’s predecessor, Bill McRaven, was the first UT System chancellor to have a contract. A system spokeswoman said at the time it was offered to “to secure his appointment following his retirement from the U.S. Navy.”The agreement was not renewed at the end of 2017 and he worked without a written employment contract for the remainder of his term.Sharp, a former state lawmaker who has served as A&M chancellor since 2011, does have a contract with the system. He received a 3-year extension in 2017, three years before the agreement was set to expire.Disclosure: Texas A&M University, the Texas Tech University System, the University of Texas System and the Texas State University System have been financial supporter of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors. Financial supporters play no role in the Tribune’s journalism. The Texas Tribune is a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them – about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. See also: Bill to reinstate Texas A&M and UT football game never gained groundlast_img read more

Petron diffuses PLDT Home in PH Superliga

first_imgNegrense Bernadeth Pons of Petron Blaze Spikers directs her hit to PLDT Home Fibr Power Hitters’ Gretchel Soltones. PSL PHOTO Mika Reyes and Mary Remy Palma chipped in nine points apiece on Thursday night while Frances Molina added eight markers and had 12 digs. In the other match, F2 Logistics Cargo Movers continued its hold of the top spot in the standings after a 25-17, 25-12, 25-23 straight-set victory at the expense of Foton Tornadoes. Cherry Rondina made an immediate impact after being inserted in the starting roster. She finished with double-double 12 points and 20 excellent digs. The Tornadoes dropped to 7-4./PN The Power Hitters struggled in the attack department with only 25 kills contrary to the Blaze Spikers, who waxed hot with 47 hits.center_img The Blaze Spikers improved to 9-1 win-loss record. Ilongga Abigail Marano finished with 15 points, on 12 attacks, two service aces and a block, as the Cargo Movers improved to 10-0 win-loss slate. Aiko Urdas had eight points while setter Jasmine Nabor added six markers for the Power Hitters, which dropped to 3-7 win-loss card. MANILA – Petron Blaze Spikers made a short work of the PLDT Home Fibr Power Hitters, 25-19, 25-15, 25-9, in the 2019 Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference at the San Juan Arena.last_img read more

Prototype Cubs road jersey?

first_img Share on other sites SportsLogos.Net 1,005 26,195 Posted July 30, 2012 the admiral DG_ThenNowForever Share on other sites 8,818 posts 13,832 0 Lights Out 4,356 Share this post Posted July 30, 2012 786 Share this post Members Favourite Logos:North Stars Favourite Logos:*Devil Rays alternate cap logo, 1998*Red Sox cap logo*Chargers primary logo*Lake Elsinore Storm cap logo Share this post 4,356 SportsLogos.Net Share on other sites Link to post Forums Home Followers 1 Members 26,195 Link to post What’s a “youngster 13 and under” going to do with a damn thermal mug? Any time my mom gave me a thermos full of tomato soup, I dumped it and spent my milk money on ice cream. Members the admiral 0 the admiral I see CHICAGO but I also see CHIOAGO, so I’m glad they never used this I apologize for any decorum Share this post Sports Logo News Location:West Coast how come the Cubbies can’t get their road unis right after all this time? Yes, I know they haven’t gotten much done on the field for 90+ years, but their Homes unis are pretty solid, have been for years. I see CHICAGO but I also see CHIOAGO, so I’m glad they never used thisI see “CHIACUBSAGO”. I’m happy this never saw the field as well. 0 Members Favourite Logos:North Stars 786 Go To Topic Listing 786 lahaye7 I apologize for any decorum Posted July 30, 2012 I see CHICAGO but I also see CHIOAGO, so I’m glad they never used thisI see “CHIACUBSAGO”. I’m happy this never saw the field as well. Followers 1 13,832 Link to post 4,356 1,005 Prototype Cubs road jersey? 1,005 26,195 Posted July 31, 2012 26,195 Operator, number, please; it’s been so many years Location:in phone Posted July 30, 2012 0 Share on other sites Members http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ryne-Sandberg-1989-Chicago-Cubs-non-game-used-jersey-/221081231219?_trksid=p4340.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D39%26meid%3D955543036164364366%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D1027%26rk%3D1%26This is pretty interesting: basically the 1990 road jersey with the Cubs’ primary logo in place of the middle “C” in Chicago. It’s billed as a prototype. Recommended Posts 26,359 posts the user formerly known as NJTank 26,195 0 Members 0 57,915 posts phutmasterflex Prototype Cubs road jersey? Lights Out Link to post Share this post 0 phutmasterflex Share this post Posted July 30, 2012 the admiral Sports Logo News 13,832 Posted July 30, 2012 Seems like they had the idea kicking around for a while. Bad idea, great typeface. Sports Logos Share this post 33,394 posts Sign in to follow this   482 BigBubba lahaye7 Link to post Sports Logos This topic is now closed to further replies. Location:Seattle 26,195 Share on other sites All Activity All Activity 57,915 posts DG_ThenNowForever Board Man + Young Trece And why is there a thumbnail of Dan Roan with a mullet and a Hawaiian shirt when the clip ends? How was that allowed to happen? BigBubba 482 Link to post 5,835 posts Members Sign in to follow this   Link to post By Lights Out, July 30, 2012 in Sports Logo News 482 1,712 posts Forums Home Share on other sites Share on other sites Prototype Cubs road jersey?last_img read more