Focus on ‘Logistics-Centred’ Economy Will Influence Business Atmosphere – Ffolkes-Abrahams

first_imgFocus on ‘Logistics-Centred’ Economy Will Influence Business Atmosphere – Ffolkes-Abrahams CommerceJune 4, 2014Written by: Glenis A. Rose Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams, says that the government’s thrust to establish and sustain a ‘logistics-centred’ economy, will result in a more efficient and business friendly atmosphere.Addressing a cocktail reception to welcome participants of the 5th Annual Caribbean Microfinance Forum at the Iberostar Rose Hall Hotel Suites in Montego Bay on Monday, June 2, the State Minister reiterated government’s support for the conference which is being staged under the theme, “Building An Environment for Entrepreneurs To Excel”.She noted that the theme is in keeping with government’s position on micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, but it also means “greater wealth-creating opportunities, jobs and inclusive growth; greater opportunities and rewards for entrepreneurship; more possibilities for innovation; doing things faster, more efficiently and in general, an improved business environment with far less bureaucracy.”Mrs. Ffolkes Abrahams pointed to great expectations across the business environment, informing that over the period 2013 to 2016, the global microfinance market is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 16.6 percent which, she said, can be used as an indicator of future growth of regional markets.“Have we ever stopped to seriously ask the question, ‘why is it that we care about micro enterprises and micro finance?’ Why is it that we have in excess of 10,000 micro finance institutions globally? Why is it that in Latin America and the Caribbean we have more than 600 micro finance institutions with billions of dollars in loans to more than 10 million low-income clients?  Why is it that global growth of 15 to 20 per cent is expected in the micro-finance industry during 2014?” Minister Ffolkes-Abrahams enquired.She suggested that Jamaica’s economy at this time needs small business development and growth, and the financing to offer support to the sector.“We are building an environment for entrepreneurs to excel … here in Jamaica and across the Caribbean and we want to welcome and congratulate all of you who are here to participate in this forum which is expected to plan for the development of this initiative,” Minister Ffolkes-Abrahams said.Mayor of Montego Bay and Chairman of the St. James Parish Council, Glendon Harris welcomed the over 155 delegates and presenters from across the region.The Mayor advanced the view that  micro financing was the solution to reducing unemployment in the country.“We have been going through challenging times over the years and I am sure that with the right opportunities, our Jamaican people will greatly improve and enhance their entrepreneurship and move up the economic ladder, reducing poverty in the country.  We hope that this conference will serve to enlighten and empower persons to be better entrepreneurs,” Mayor Harris noted.Participants in the four-day forum will be exploring best practices and trends, as well as challenges being faced within micro enterprises and microfinance providers.The forum is being jointly funded by the Multilateral Investment Fund (a member of the IDB) the European Union, Caribbean Development Bank, the Citi Foundation. RelatedGovernment’s Commitment to Enhancing Business Underscored RelatedNational Certification Body to Host Stakeholders Forum Story HighlightsThe government’s thrust to establish and sustain a ‘logistics-centred’ economy, will result in a more efficient and business friendly atmosphere.State Minister Ffolkes-Abrahams suggested that Jamaica’s economy at this time needs small business development and growth, and the financing to offer support to the sector.Mayor of Montego Bay and Chairman of the St. James Parish Council, Glendon Harris advanced the view that micro financing was the solution to reducing unemployment in the country. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams addressing participants in the welcome reception of the 5th Annual Caribbean Microfinance Forum held at the Iberostar Rose Hall Hotel Suites in Montego Bay yesterday (June 2).Some 155 delegates and presenters from across the region, North America, Europe, Pacific Asia Fiji and Africa are participating in the four-day event (June 2 to 5).Mayor of Montego Bay Councillor Glendon Harris (left) has the attention of (from right) Programme Manager and CEO of Development Options Limited, Maureen Webber Related150 Jobs for First Phase of Kingston Wharves Logistics Project Focus on ‘Logistics-Centred’ Economy Will Influence Business Atmosphere – Ffolkes-AbrahamsJIS 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 Advertisementslast_img read more

Bulls get captain back in time for tour

first_img‘ ‘ AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo  306  18 The Vodacom Bulls have announced a 27-man squad for their four-game tour of Australasia, which includes Burger Odendaal.With the exception of Nafi Tuitavake, who lost his place in the tour group to Franco Naude, head coach Pote Human has included the rest of match-day squad that beat the Highlanders last weekend.Furthermore, Human has called up four additional players, Dayan van der Westhuizen, Louis van der Westhuizen, Marco Jansen van Vuren and Burger Odendaal, for the trip.ALSO READ: Bulls confirm White interestThe Bulls will spend two weeks in Australia where they will face the Reds and Waratahs in Brisbane and Sydney respectively, before making the short trip to New Zealand to square off against the Hurricanes and Chiefs.Human was optimistic about the tour after an emphatic 38-13 win against the Highlanders but warned against complacency.‘We needed that win to go on tour with our tails up. It has definitely boasted morale within our camp and the players are keen to build on that performance which is great because we are staring down the barrel of four matches against quality opposition with all four teams having won the competition before. We cannot afford to let our guard down, not even for a moment.’ALSO READ: Sanzaar at the centre of Loftus kit clashBulls – Trevor Nyakane, Jaco Visagie, Lizo Gqoboka, Muller Uys, Josh Strauss, Marco van Staden, Ruan Nortje, Ian Groenewald, Corniel Els, Gerhard Steenekamp, Wiehahn Herbst, Ryno Pieterse, Ruan Steenkamp, Dayan van der Westhuizen, Louis van der Westhuizen, Embrose Papier, Manie Libbok, Rosko Specman, Johnny Kotze, Franco Naude, Cornal Hendricks, Warrick Gelant, Ivan van Zyl, Morné Steyn, Divan Rossouw, Marco Jansen van Vuren, Burger Odendaal.Photo: Christiaan Kotze/Gallo Images Shop Bras Online | Search AdsTake a Look at These Bra and Panty SetsShop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Bulls’ captain Burger Odendaal makes a tackle ‘ GoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieJean de Villiers and Schalk Burger share some epic memories with former Springbok teammate Jaque Fourie on the first episode of season two of their ‘Use It or Lose It’ show.SA Rugby MagUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndo贷款| 搜索广告在香港獲得貸款可能比您想的要容易贷款| 搜索广告|SponsoredSponsoredUndoShop Bras Online | Search AdsBrilliant Bra and Panty Sets (take a look)Shop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndocenter_img Published on March 9, 2020 Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby MagUndo ‘ Bulls get captain back in time for tour Post by SA Rugby magazine ‘ Posted in Bulls, News, Super Rugby, Top headlines Tagged 2020 Super Rugby, Bulls, Super Rugby ‘ 熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoWorld Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVSA Rugby MagUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Pro Tem Research Assistant Professor – Open Pool

first_imgjeid-63d64ca1788fe04bace90a2aecbacf90 Pro Tem Research Assistant Professor – Open PoolJob no: 523675Work type: Faculty – Pro TemporeLocation: Eugene, ORCategories: Biology/Life Sciences,Research/Scientific/GrantsDepartment: Institute of Ecology andEvolutionRank: Research Assistant ProfessorAnnual Basis: 9 MonthReview of Applications BeginsApplications will be reviewed as needs arise.Special Instructions to ApplicantsPlease apply online and identify available funding.Department SummaryThe Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IE²) facilitates researchand graduate education in ecology and evolutionary biology. Theinstitute fosters a collegial and stimulating intellectualenvironment for world-class research in molecular evolution,evolutionary genetics, evolution of development, and microbial,population, community, and ecosystems ecology. IE²’s students andfaculty are working in the laboratory and the field to addressfundamental and applied questions about the organization andhistory of life on earth.Position SummaryThe Institute of Ecology and Evolution invites applications for itsResearch Assistant Professor open pool. These positions willconduct independent research using biological, computational,mathematical, and statistical methods to analyze, interpret andcompile results. The Research Assistant Professor will present theresults of their intellectual work at international conferences andpublish results in peer-reviewed journals. These positions may beresponsible for providing training to graduate and undergraduatestudents in methods and analyses and may supervise technicians andresearch staff.Positions are limited duration appointments potentially renewablefor up to a total of three years. In limited circumstances, thereis the possibility of renewal beyond three years based onprogrammatic need, funding and performance. Salary is dependent oneducation and experience.Applicants will be responsible to secure external funding for theirresearch prior to appointment.Minimum RequirementsPhD in biology with emphasis on ecology and evolution.The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefitspackage to eligible employees, including health insurance,retirement plans and paid time off. For more information aboutbenefits, visit To apply, visit The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmativeaction institution committed to cultural diversity and compliancewith the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individualsto apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protectedstatus, including veteran and disability status. The University iscommitted to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants andemployees with disabilities. To request an accommodation inconnection with the application process, please contact us [email protected] or 541-346-5112.UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex,national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status,disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity,and gender expression in all programs, activities and employmentpractices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, andpolicies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may bereferred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil RightsCompliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information,related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on thestatement ofnon-discrimination.In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon preparesan annual report on campus security and fire safety programs andservices. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report isavailable online at read more

Newest Subway Hero: ‘Snackman’ Casually Breaks Up Fight

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore24 year-old Charles Sonder got on a New York Subway with a bag of cheddar Pringles chips, and a knack for peace.As the train rolled through darkness toward its next stop, a fight between a man and a woman broke out; curses were uttered, and punches and kicks were thrown.At that moment, Sonder moved toward the door of the train car, where the man was standing, and parked himself there. No words were spoken. Sonder just stood there, a barrier between the fighting couple, calmly munching on his chips as a cell phone camera captured the entire scene. (WATCH the YouYube video below, or READ more it at MSNBC)last_img read more

UK Position Review | Running backs

first_imgLEXINGTON, Ky. — With the 2015 regular season finished, it’s time to take a position-by-position look at the Kentucky football roster. The Courier-Journal’s position report card series continues with the running backs…Nov 21, 2015; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats running back Stanley Boom Williams (18) runs the ball against the Charlotte 49ers in the first quarter at Commonwealth Stadium.Nov 21, 2015; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats running back Stanley Boom Williams (18) runs the ball against the Charlotte 49ers in the first quarter at Commonwealth Stadium.Returning starters: As a freshman, Stanley “Boom” Williams showed glimpses of the talent that had UK fans dreaming of future All-Southeastern Conference accolades. As a sophomore in 2015 he built on those glimpses with one of the more consistent performances from a UK running back in recent history. Williams just missed a 1,000-yard rushing season with 855 yards and six touchdowns on 121 carries in 10 games. Williams missed one full game and more than half of two others with an elbow injury and sat out another game due to a personal issue. He topped the 100-yard rushing plateau five times.Other returning players: Junior running back Jojo Kemp became the first freshman to lead Kentucky in rushing in 13 years during the 2013 season, and while he has since been passed by Williams, Kemp remains an important part of the UK rushing attack. He finished second on the team with 555 rushing yards and tied for the team lead with six rushing touchdowns in 12 games. Sophomore Mikel Horton added 318 yards and three touchdowns on 82 carries. Freshman Sihiem King saw his role expand as the season went on and finished his debut year with 127 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries.Important losses: Barring an unexpected transfer, Kentucky will return each of its scholarship running backs for the 2016 season.One to build around: After two promising seasons, 2016 will be the year for Williams to prove he belongs in the top tier of SEC running backs. A UK spokeswoman confirmed Williams does not need surgery after reinjuring his elbow in the regular-season finale against Louisville, and he should be healthy for spring practice. If the injury does not linger, Williams likely enters the 2016 season as the clear No. 1 player on the roster. He ranked second in the SEC in yards per carry (7.1) this season and was the league’s only running back with at least 50 carries to average more than seven yards per carry.Addition to watch: Three-star running back Benny Snell is set to join the program after a standout career at Westerville Central High School in Westerville, Ohio. As a senior, Snell totaled 1,826 yards and 26 touchdowns on 247 carries, according to He also added 27 catches for 264 yards and three touchdowns. Kentucky could have the running back depth to redshirt both Snell and fellow commit A.J. Rose next season, but if he does play Snell will have the benefit of easing into his UK career behind some talented veterans.Current 2016 commitments: Benny Snell (5-11, 200), A.J. Rose (6-2, 185)Question mark: At times, Horton has looked like Kentucky’s best NFL prospect, but he has battled inconsistency throughout his first two seasons as a Wildcat. Horton’s best performance as a sophomore came with 14 carries for 109 yards against Tennessee. He scored the game-winning touchdown in the season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette and opened the win at South Carolina with a powerful run for a score. Despite being listed at 6-foot-1, 226 pounds on the UK roster, Horton has failed to present the short-yardage weapon needed in a power back and lost that role to Kemp late in the 2015 season. Ball security has been an issue for Horton at times, as evidenced by his three fumbles in UK’s last two games.Key stat: No one will confuse first-year FBS program Charlotte with legitimate SEC competition, but the Wildcats’ rushing performance in the Nov. 21 win offered a glimpse at the potential of the running backs on the roster. Kentucky totaled 415 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns in the 58-10 victory. The 415 rushing yards were fourth-most in a single game in program history. Season grade: BKentucky’s 1,952 rushing yards and 22 rushing touchdowns on the season were the program’s most since 2010, but one could not help but think the total could have been even bigger in 2015. While Kemp and Horton both had their moments in the spotlight, the offense was rarely the same when Williams was unavailable. “We struggled the three games he didn’t play this year,” UK offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson said after the Louisville loss. “We’re definitely a different team without him out there.” With quarterback a question mark for UK in 2016, leaning more heavily on the running backs doesn’t seem like a terrible strategy.Email Jon Hale at [email protected] . Follow him on Twitter @JonHale_CJ .last_img read more

Gossip: Dembele deal reportedly off, Phillips speculation, Lumley linked with move

first_imgA round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving the area’s Championship clubs…Moussa Dembele’s proposed move from Fulham to Tottenham is off, according to Sky Sports News HQ.The two clubs recently agreed a fee in the region of £5m and Dembele was due to undergo a medical.AdChoices广告Sky say the Whites have insisted that Dembele return to Craven Cottage on loan for the rest of the season but Spurs refused.Dembele’s contract expires at the end of the seasonQPR do not want to sell Matt Phillips to West Bromwich Albion but could be forced to because he has refused to discuss a new contract, the Daily Star Sunday claim.West London Sport revealed during the summer that Rangers had rejected a bid from Albion for the winger and more recently revealed that the Baggies were still interested in a potential deal.Bournemouth and Watford have also shown interest in PhillipsRangers are keen to reach an agreement to sell Phillips and offload a number of other players in order to balance the books.However, the Star claim QPR do not want to do business but could be forced to, with West Brom expecting to sign Phillips for £8m.Meanwhile, a transfer-gossip website has claimed that QPR have made a move for Oxford United midfielder Kemar Roofe.And the Mirror say young R’s keeper Joe Lumley is wanted by Swindon, Colchester and Oldham on loan. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more