CARICOM SG’s social media interaction with youths a success

first_img You may be interested in… Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… The initiative was organised and executed by the CARICOM Youth Ambassadors with leadership from Vice Dean for Communications, Kishore Shallow, and support from former CYA from Jamaica, Dwayne Gutzmer. Vice Dean for Regional Initiatives, Sade Jemmott, and CYA from Barbados Mosiah Hoyte also played a crucial role in organising the event. The audience at the social media interaction i Bridgetown, Barbados on Monday evening. The Secretary General, in responding to the questions raised by the participants said that entrepreneurship was indeed the life-jacket for CARICOM’s economic survival. He said entrepreneurs should be allowed to flourish and their ideas should be allowed to blossom. He said considering that CARICOM governments were currently under such tight fiscal regimes that employment through traditional means was sometimes unavailable. According to him, entrepreneurship among youth should be encouraged and pointed to the Creativity for Employment and Business Opportunity (CEBO) programme as an example of an initiative being pursued by CARICOM to encourage young people to think about possible business opportunities and ideas that they could explore. Secretary General LaRocque said that for entrepreneurship to really be successful among youth, the ideas of children needed to be taken more seriously. Too often parents don’t recognise good ideas in a child. Children have fantastic ideas! We should encourage them,” Ambassador LaRocque stated. Speaking on the Haiti/Dominica issue Ambassador LaRocque said the Dominican Republic’s application to join CARICOM would be put on hold until the conflict has been resolved. CARICOM will continue to reject what is happening in the DR, it is shameless and there is no excuse for that.” he said CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque responds to questions at the social media interaction on Monday evening in Barbados Youth from across the Region as well as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) diaspora Monday evening got the opportunity to engage in a live social media interaction with the CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. The event was hosted just before the Thirty-Sixth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM in Barbados, which formally opens on Thursday and ends on Saturday. The main topic for discussion was ‘Entrepreneurship: CARICOM’s Economic Life-jacket’. Other matters including the successes of CARICOM, the Haiti/Dominican Republic dispute and reparations also came up for discussion. With questions coming from as far as London, the level of engagement can be characterised as a success.center_img Social Media Interaction with CARICOM SG today Social Media Interaction with CARICOM SG today  Young people from across the Region will this evening be able to interact with CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque between 6 and 8pm. The event, which is happening just before the Thirty-Sixth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM in Barbados, is an initiative of the CARICOM Youth…June 29, 2015In “Barbados”CARICOM SG to host social media interaction on entrepreneurship with youthYoung people from across the Region will have an opportunity to interact with the CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque via social media on 29 June 2015. The event, which is happening just before the Thirty Sixth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM in Barbados, is an initiative…June 25, 2015In “Barbados”Regional Stakeholders to engage Barbados Prime Minister, CARICOM Secretary-General on CSMEThe Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is facilitating a Regional Stakeholders’ Consultation on the CSME which will take the form of a small, targeted activity on the morning of Monday 4 November 2019 and a public Town Hall meeting in the evening. Representatives of the Private and Public sectors; Youth; Media;…November 1, 2019In “Agriculture”Share this on WhatsApp Jun 29, 2015last_img read more

Government moves could hit City pay packets

first_imgPerhaps London’s investment bankers are wishing they’d chosen a career in corporate law instead. Alistair Darling looks set to come down heavily on banker bonuses in his pre-budget speech today, with commentators predicting a super tax on bonuses in excess of the impending 50% income tax for high earners. Put simply, this means that a law firm partner on, say, £1m a year will be in a better tax position than an investment banker on a £200,000 salary with an £800,000 bonus. It doesn’t seem like there’s any love lost between lawyers and bankers – according to reports, one unnamed City law firm advised the Treasury on how to implement a bonus tax that couldn’t be avoided by the bankers. But unfortunately, if another tactical leak to the newspapers is correct, government advisory work is in for a bit of a squeeze: Gordon Brown apparently wants to cut spending on consultants by 50%. By doing this, in tandem with a 25% cut on government marketing and communications, he expects to save £650m. More worrying for the City’s legal elite are unconfirmed reports that there will be an extra rung added on top of the new 50% top-earner income tax rate. Predictions of a 60% to 70% tax on earnings above £500,000 have been sounded in some parts of the media. All of this could be moot – Darling, predictably, has not pre-empted his speech by commenting on the reports, but he did have this to say: ‘You would expect the broadest shoulders to bear the greatest burden.’ Broad shoulders indeed, but hopefully not broad shoulders that have already booked their flights to pastures new.last_img read more

Bruce Arians Says He’s Not Interested in Going to Green Bay; Would Only Coach Again in Cleveland

first_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Related TopicsBrownsBruce AriansPackers Matt Loedecenter_img Sunday another head coaching job became open in the NFL, as the Packers parted ways with long time head coach Mike McCarthy, meaning at the end of the season the Browns will have some competition when looking for a new coach.One former NFL coach though who has reportedly been a fan of the Browns coaching job for awhile is still in love with the position in Cleveland, that being former Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians.The rumors about Arians being a fan of Cleveland have been circling for some time, as he’s said that if he does come back to coaching, it would be in Cleveland, and in Cleveland only.That same statement was made again on Tuesday, as CBS Sports Radio’s Zach Gelb posted about a minute of an upcoming interview with Arians, and the one-time Browns assistant said that he’s not interested in the Packers job – but again the only place he would coach if he did come back to the sidelines would be Cleveland. Here’s the clip of Arians saying he’s not interested in going to Green Bay, but would only want to coach the Browns. Just talked to former @AZCardinals HC Bruce Arians (@BruceArians). Will play the entire interview tonight when I’m in for @AfterHoursCBS on @CBSSportsRadio. BA told me he has no interest in the #Packers job. He reiterates that he is only interested in the #Browns job. #NFL— Zach Gelb (@ZachGelb) December 4, 2018A lot of things can happen in the next month in terms of possible coaches and what not, but Arians has to be right at the top of John Dorsey’s list for the Browns moving forward. last_img read more

Lampard praises players after Chelsea victory

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Lampard press conference: Chelsea boss on win over SpursChelsea v Tottenham player ratingsChelsea beat Spurs in crucial derby showdownChelsea agree five-year deal with ZiyechChelsea train ahead of Bayern Munich clash “Ollie has got his fitness (issues) and you can see there that 70 minutes is tough for him. But what you do get with him is quality – you know his attributes.“You know that you can find him and that he’ll bring people into the game. And then you know he can finish.“Obviously Marcos’ finish was top drawer as well. So I’m really pleased.“That’s what a squad needs. You need to trust that both of them will be good professionals – and both of them have been in all ways. I’m delighted for them.”The win was a massive boost for Chelsea in their pursuit of a top-four finish.It put them four points clear of fifth-placed Spurs, who pulled a goal back late on when Erik Lamela’s shot deflected in off Antonio Rudiger.“That gave us a nervous few minutes but the performance levels of the team and attitude – I can’t ask for anything more,” Lampard said.[scriptless]center_img Video: HaytersTVFrank Lampard praised Olivier Giroud and Marcos Alonso after they scored in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Tottenham.Giroud, playing in the absence of the injured Tammy Abraham, put the Blues ahead early on.AdChoices广告And Alonso, who was also recalled to the side by boss Lampard, doubled the lead and later hit the bar with a free-kick.It was an emphatic return to the team for the experienced duo, who were widely tipped to leave Stamford Bridge during last month’s transfer window.“I’m delighted for them both because it’s not easy when they’re not playing regularly,” said Lampard.Embed from Getty Imageslast_img read more

Mike Vrabel says Titans aren’t looking to switch quarterbacks ‘right now’

first_imgThe Titans have struggled offensively through the first three weeks of the season, and at the center of it all is quarterback Marcus Mariota.The fifth-year starter now has two consecutive losses under his belt, including Thursday night’s 20-7 loss to the Jaguars, which raises the question of whether or not Tennessee will make a change under center. Tom Brady sounds off during Titans-Jags: ‘I can’t watch these ridiculous penalties anymore’ Coach Mike Vrabel addressed those concerns with the media Friday.“It’s not something we’re looking at right now, but that’s something we always consider every week,” Vrabel said. “But not right now. [We’re] trying to emphasize the really good throws, the really good production, we got some play pass production. But then again, there’s some plays we’d like to have back. Related News However, for the second straight day, Vrabel has downplayed the chances of Tannehill moving into Mariota’s spot.Mariota is hitting his averages early in the season. He has completed 60.9% of his passes for 706 yards and four touchdowns.The Titans (1-2) will face the Falcons in Week 4.center_img No. Vrabel says #Titans not contemplating change at QB.— Teresa Walker (@TeresaMWalker) September 20, 2019Ryan Tannehill serves as the team’s backup signal-caller. Three takeaways from Jaguars’ home win over the Titanslast_img read more

McKeon named president, CEO of L.A. Newspaper Group

first_imgJohn C. McKeon, former vice president/marketing for the Knight Ridder corporation, on Friday was named president and chief executive officer of the Los Angeles Newspaper Group, which includes the Daily News and seven other daily newspapers in Southern California. The announcement was made by Gerald Grilly, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MediaNews Group, which is based in Denver. “John McKeon’s strong background in advertising and marketing is exactly what the Los Angeles Newspaper Group needs to take it to the next level,” Grilly said. “Expansion of our online products, launching of citizen journalism projects and the growth of our printed editions provide a creative opportunity to expand our business and serve readers and users better.” Prior to joining Knight Ridder, McKeon, 49, was executive vice president and general manager of Newsday on Long Island, N.Y. Previously, he served from 2002 to 2004 as senior vice president/general manager of South Florida-based Sun-Sentinel Co. In these roles, he has held responsibilities for virtually all aspects of a newspaper’s operations, including advertising, circulation, operations, marketing, finance and planning. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesMcKeon served as senior vice president/advertising for the Los Angeles Times from 1998 to 2001. Earlier posts included a period as senior vice president/advertising and chief innovation officer at Newsday from 1994 to 1998, a variety of senior advertising and marketing positions at Newsday from 1986 on, and two years as vice president/marketing at Times Mirror National Marketing. He started his career with Million Market Newspapers as vice president/research from 1981 to 1984. A native of Queens, N.Y., he holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from City University of New York. McKeon, his wife, Deborah, and daughter, Elizabeth, will relocate to the Los Angeles area from San Jose. Knight Ridder was recently sold to McClatchy Co., which spun off several properties to MediaNews. Those included the San Jose Mercury News, the Contra Costa Times and the Monterey County Herald. The Los Angeles Newspaper Group is made up of the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, San Bernardino Sun, Pasadena Star-News, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Redlands Daily Facts and Whittier Daily News. It also publishes the Spanish-language weekly Impacto. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more