PATH to Launch Back To School Campaign

first_imgRelatedPATH to Launch Back To School Campaign PATH to Launch Back To School Campaign LabourSeptember 9, 2012 RelatedPATH to Launch Back To School Campaign Advertisementscenter_img RelatedPATH to Launch Back To School Campaign FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH), in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, will launch its back to school campaign, dubbed: “School Wi Seh”, on Tuesday, September 11, at the Kingston High School, starting at 10.00 a.m. Project Director for PATH, Dunstan Bryan, told JIS News that the campaign aims to affirm the benefits of education by promoting regular school attendance, and subsequent completion, by youngsters in households benefitting under the programme. He added that the initiative is designed to reinforce community participation by reaching out to parents, guardians and the general public, in an effort to secure their endorsement of education as one of the proven vehicles capable of “breaking the cycle of poverty”. Mr. Bryan said based on previous tracking reports, there is a relatively high compliance at the beginning of some of the academic terms. He, however, lamented that this gradually tapers off and is soon eclipsed by a steady decline in students’ attendance at school, an anomaly which he said PATH is currently seeking to address, through several interventions. “In a comparative analysis of the 2010 and 2011 compliance reports, there is consistent decline in most parishes, among students at the Grades 7 to 9 and 10 to 13 levels, at 87% and 83% respectively,” the Project Director informed. Against this background, he said the PATH has taken a preliminary step towards “breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty”, with the campaign’s implementation. This, he informed, will entail several school interventions, intended to increase the compliance rate of the beneficiary programme, islandwide. He noted that careful consideration has been given to the variables that would contribute to the moderate to high levels of non-compliance, and the extent to which promoting a strategic message could assist in reversing the trend and endorsing education. Mr. Bryan is encouraging parents and guardians within PATH households, to visit the Ministry of Labour and Social Security’s parish offices, and provide all the relevant information on each child, in order to receive the full benefits, to which each beneficiary is entitled. last_img read more

Time tight for Sprint, T-Mobile US deal – reports

first_img Deutsche Telekom eyes 5G, fibre lead Chris Donkin Amazon reels in MGM AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 12 APR 2018 Author Previous ArticleLG ups software focusNext ArticleO2 UK earmarks small cells to aid 5G rollout T-Mobile US chief predicts market rebound Related Tags Home Time tight for Sprint, T-Mobile US deal – reports Chiefs at SoftBank and Deutsche Telekom must conclude a Sprint/T-Mobile US merger saga before an upcoming spectrum auction and potential change in the regulatory environment in the US threaten to put the deal on ice again, Reuters reported.The news website’s sources said the companies would not get a better chance to clinch a tie-up, but it must be struck prior to the opening of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) mmWave spectrum auction, provisionally slated for November.Once such regulatory actions are in progress, all market activity talks (including M&A discussions) between participants are put on hold. The same policy delayed previous discussions between the two in Q1 2017: at the time, the FCC was midway through auctioning old broadcast spectrum for use by mobile operators.The FCC’s mmWave auction will take some time to complete and could change the dynamics of a deal as the operators are likely to make different levels of financial commitment.Reuters’ sources also raised the suggestion Sprint could struggle to handle the costs of building out the new network on its own given its current financial position.Waiting until the end of the auction process could also introduce further regulatory uncertainty for any deal, Reuters sources added. Given the length of time other large mergers have taken to get the green light, it may conclude after the 2020 US election and a subsequent change in the regulatory landscape.Media reports raising the prospect of a deal to merge Sprint and T-Mobile US appeared earlier this week and follow two abandoned attempts from parent companies SoftBank and Deutsche Telekom to strike a deal. 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 Deutsche TelekomSoftBankSprintT-Mobile USlast_img read more

US military talks 5G with Ericsson, Nokia

first_img FCC mulls expanded Huawei, ZTE bans Author Home US military talks 5G with Ericsson, Nokia Tags Previous ArticleTele2 to combine fixed, mobile operationsNext ArticleHuawei pitches P30 with sharp focus on images AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 26 MAR 2019 Kavit Majithia Former Ericsson employees charged in bribery case Related Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona The US government entered discussions with Ericsson and Nokia about the potential use of 5G networks to improve communications within the country’s military, with plans to trial the technology later this year.Speaking at an event held by US government think tank Atlantic Council, Ellen Lord, defence undersecretary for Acquisition and Sustainment, said The Pentagon plans to run a series of 5G experiments “to understand what distances can we communicate over”.“What is the latency, what is the interference, what do we need to do in order to have the right equipment to bring us capability,” said Lord.She added the US had talked to Ericsson and Nokia about the move, and discussions on the military side was also progressing well with European countries.“We have frankly seen a lot of our European allies leaning forward to work with us on that,” she said.Huawei banSecurity of 5G is a hot topic in the US, as the country’s government lobbies for allies to follow its lead in banning Chinese equipment vendors. The US believes their kit contains backdoors which allows the Chinese state to spy.However, the European Commission is reportedly set to ignore the US calls to ban Huawei, while the vendor itself has staunchly rejected the allegations and launched legal action against the US government over its claims.The military tests will be implemented later this year, said Lord, and they will be overseen by The Pentagon’s Research and Engineering office.Lord added the results could also be used by the government’s defence department, which is tasked with establishing 5G policy recommendations. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more 5GEricssonHuaweiNokiaUSlast_img read more

Panto up: Volvo adds roof-mounted pantographs to EV charging range

first_imgVolvo Buses has revealed a roof-mounted pantograph charging solution for its rigid and articulated 7900 Electric buses, called panto up.The solution is due to be introduced in autumn 2021, and offers a new alternative for charging electric buses at bus stops or depots.Volvo Buses has already introduced OppCharge, its charging station-mounted pantograph solution, presently deployed at Birmingham Airport. It also offers a cable charging solution for depots known as Combo2/CCS.“With a flexible range of alternatives for charging buses, we meet the varied demands and wishes of our customers and pave the way for quicker and easier transition to electrified bus traffic,” says Ulf Magnusson, SVP Business Unit Europe at Volvo Buses.The latest solution is based on technology from Schunk Group, an international technology supplier. It claims to offer compact installation and low additional on-board weight.last_img read more

Project Professionals Group enrolls Stella Group

first_imgPPG general manager Kevin Stephens said Stella Group provided high-quality shipping and transit logistics services to and from the Baltic Sea region.”PPG members now have excellent support throughout northern Europe, specifically in the fields of stevedoring, liner, shipping, port agency, short sea, special shipments, trucking, warehousing and transit operations,” Stephens said.Stella Group has offices in Helsinki, Kotka and at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.The company also has operations in key centres throughout the Baltics and Russia.www.ppgprojects.comwww.groupstella.comlast_img read more