first_imgJamaicans will observe Workers’ Week 2015 from May 17 -25, with a special focus on workplace safety and health.The week provides time for reflection on the labour uprisings of the 1930s and the sacrifices made by workers locally and regionally to gain freedom and rights, notably the freedom to representation at work.Speaking at the launch of Workers’ Week and Labour Day 2015, on May 4, at Jamaica House, Minister of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, reiterated the Government’s commitment to creating an environment conducive to work.“We know that many workers and employers are experiencing challenges in the tight fiscal space in which we are operating, but we must continue to join hands and hearts together for the good of the country,” Mr. Kellier said.He noted that the Ministry will continue its efforts to implement a comprehensive occupational management system in Jamaica.The Minister noted that the Government will table the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) in the House this financial year.“While we await the legislation, the Ministry will be working to increase public awareness about hazards and risks at the workplace and the corresponding prevention and control. A series of educational activities are being planned islandwide and will continue beyond Workers’ Week,” he informed.Mr. Kellier said the Ministry is planning to host a major public education and sensitisation session in Portmore, St. Catherine, during the week, to help members of the public understand aspects of the impending OSHA legislation.“Let me emphasise that safety and well-being in our places of work is a right for all Jamaican workers and a legacy for future generations,” the Minister said. Story HighlightsJamaicans will observe Workers’ Week 2015 from May 17 -25, with a special focus on workplace safety and health.The week provides time for reflection on the labour uprisings of the 1930s and the sacrifices made by workers locally and regionally to gain freedom and rights, notably the freedom to representation at work.Minister of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, reiterated the Government’s commitment to creating an environment conducive to work. Photo: Yhomo Hutchinson Minister of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, speaking at the launch of Workers’ Week and Labour Day 2015, on May 4, at Jamaica House. RelatedLabour Ministry Tests Worker Safety Passport at UWI Housing Project RelatedSTATIN Labour Force Report for January 2015 Emphasis on Workplace Safety and Health During Workers’ Week LabourMay 4, 2015Written by: Latonya Lintoncenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Emphasis on Workplace Safety and Health During Workers’ WeekJIS 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 RelatedJCPD Disburses $7 Million to Assist Members Advertisementslast_img read more

first_imgDOHA, Qatar – Eddie Pepperell, Gregory Havret, and Aaron Rai made the most of calm early morning conditions at Doha Golf Club to set the pace in the opening round of the Qatar Masters at 7-under-par 65 on Thursday. Havret went bogey free, Pepperell made one bogey and eight birdies, while fellow English golfer Rai eagled his last hole to add to five birdies. One shot behind the leaders were four players, including former Ryder Cup player Edoardo Molinari of Italy and former champion Alvaro Quiros of Spain. Defending champion Jeunghun Wang of South Korea started with a 68, and Race to Dubai leader Shubhankar Sharma of India shot 69 despite a double bogey on the 15th hole. Full-field scores from the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Pepperell, who is fast gaining a reputation on the European Tour for his irreverent tweets and meaningful blogs, showed his clubs can also do an equal amount of talking after missing cuts in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Malaysia. Pepperell birdied Nos. 10, 11, 14, 16 and 18 with a single blemish on 13 after starting on the back nine. He made three more birdies on his back nine. He was joined on top of the leaderboard by Havret, who made five birdies in six holes from the sixth, and Rai, who eagled the last. ”I surprised myself, really,” said Pepperell, who finished third in Portugal and Netherlands last year. ”I’ve made some changes this week with personnel, so I’ve been working on a couple of new things and I surprised myself out there with how well I managed to trust it. ”I hit some quality tee shots, that’s the area I feel that I’ve been struggling with a bit lately. We had a good time. ”It’s definitely a bigger picture for me this week than tomorrow and indeed the weekend. I’m not overly-fussed about my early season form.” Molinari, a three-time champion on the tour including last year in Morocco, started with eight straight pars, and then made seven birdies in his last 10 holes, including a chip-in for birdie on the last. ”I hit every green apart from the last one. I hit a lot of fairways, I had a lot of chances for birdie,” said Edoardo, the older brother of Francesco. ”Last week in Oman, I had a decent week, I had a bad first round and then three very good rounds. It’s been the case for the last few weeks so my focus this week was to try and get a good start.” Oliver Fisher of England was the best among the afternoon groups with a 6-under 66, joining Molinari, Quiros and Germany’s Marcel Schneider in a tie for fourth.last_img read more

first_img Share 0 As we Ugandans do we hold a chance to participate too? Training of Trainers (ToT) for European Youth in Action Projects UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education Log in to Reply Future Food – A Swiss Research Initiative 2021 D-Prize Challenges Hi, No, unfortunately, the event is open only to: Open to: experienced trainers from Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, as stated above. Best, Kristina,mladiinfo Log in to Reply on May 25, 2011 at 1:48 pm Deadline: 31 May 2011Open to:  experienced trainers from Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, TurkeyCosts: Vary by countryThe ToT is a long-term training course on developing good quality training projects in the context of the Youth in Action programme.Specific objectives with respect to the trainees of the training course are to further develop and improve the following competences of participants:The competence to plan educational activities in line with the values and purposes of the Youth in Action Programme. The competence to develop and make explicit an educational approach which incorporates the key-concepts, values and consolidated practice of non-formal education.The competence to direct one´s own learning (Learning to Learn)The competence to deal with ambiguity and change.The competence to understand and facilitate learning of others.The competence to design, implement and evaluate training programmes.The competence to co-operate in international teams of trainers/facilitators.The major aim of this training course is to train trainers who have the competences and the motivation to contribute to the improvement of the quality of projects within the Youth in Action Programme of the European Union.Participants should be familiar with the aims and priorities of the Youth in Action programme before coming to the course as described in the Programme Guide.This Training of Trainers lasts a year and consists ofthree residential seminarsan international training project you design and run with some other participantsongoing e-learningongoing mentoring with one of the course trainers as your mentorlearning commitmentsThe dates for the three residential seminars are:– 1st seminar 7-16 October 2011 in the United Kingdom– 2nd seminar 20-29 January 2012 in the Flemish speaking community of Belgium– 3rd seminar 26 June – 4 July 2012 in BulgariaThis course requires a considerable time investment from the participants: in total you should plan at least 57 days:30 seminar days (including travel) 12 days overall for the training project (preparatory work, prep meeting and the course itself)15 days (on average 1-2 days per month) for following the personal learning commitments, the online work, peer learning, mentor talks etc.The 7 essential ToT-competencesWithin this Training of Trainers course (ToT-course) participants have the chance to further develop their competences as a trainer. The ToT-courseconsiders the following 7 competences to be essential when working as a non-formal education trainer within the Youth in Action programme:The competence to plan educational activities in line with the values and purposes of the Youth in Action Programme.The competence to develop and make explicit an educational approach which incorporates the key-concepts, values and consolidated practice of non-formal education.The competence to direct one´s own learning (Learning to Learn)The competence to deal with ambiguity and change.The competence to understand and facilitate learning of others.The competence to design, implement and evaluate training programmes.The competence to co-operate in international teams of trainers/facilitators.EligibilityParticipants have to be recruited by one of the National Agencies for the Youth in Action programme covering the expenses related to the participation in the course (travel, board and lodging, etc.).Participants are expectedTo have been already involved at least three times in a team of trainers designing, implementing and evaluating a training course  in the framework of Non-Formal Education.To have had international experience in the youth work field with a function of responsibility (not only as a participant) – organizing international youth projects, leading a youth exchange, mentoring EVS volunteers, etc.To have the potential and need to develop training competences and act after the course as a trainer for European Youth in Action projects and/or for training courses organised by the National Agencies of the Youth in Action programme.To show initiative and willingness to self-direct their own learning process.To be prepared to reflect on and question their own beliefs and approaches as trainers.To be able to run training courses in English.ApplicaitonYou can apply online by registering HERE. The application deadline is 31 May 2011.The Official Call For ApplicantsThe Official Webpage Pocket May 12, 2011 Published by Site Default Hilla Rebay International Fellowship → Similar Stories on May 25, 2011 at 5:37 pm Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. By Luguza Henry says: +1 Reddit ← Fulbright Program Grants Tweet By mladiinfo says: 2 thoughts on “Training of Trainers (ToT) for European Youth in Action Projects” LinkedIn 0last_img read more

first_imgDesigned for safety, high energy density, and high continuous power capacity, the Bollinger Motors battery pack will be suitable for heavier applications such as medium-duty trucks, agricultural and construction equipment. Bollinger Motors filed the provisional patent application on Oct. 12. The patent application number is 17/068,260. The modules are connected to both sides of a symmetrical and structural I-beam. The I-beam includes channels, through which cooling fluid is pumped, to extract heat away from the battery modules. The I-beams also provide cross-vehicle structural support and help protect the pack from side intrusions.  Bollinger Motors will manufacture battery packs for its own vehicles – as well as make them commercially available for standalone applications – starting in 2021. LAKE FOREST, Ill. – UCI International and FRAM Group have announced the appointment of two business unit presidents. Bob Larson was named president of Filtration, encompassing UCI’s Champion Laboratories unit as well as the FRAM filter business. In addition, Don Nelson was named president of FRAM Group’s Autolite sparkplug businesses.   Larson has been with Reynolds Group since 2008, most recently as vice president and general manager – food packaging. Prior to Reynolds, Larson spent 30 years with Alcoa in various capacities, running businesses both domestically and internationally.   Nelson comes to Autolite from Rexnord LLC, where he served most recently as vice president/general manager in the Aerospace Group. He started his career as a structural engineer at Boeing in St. Louis, and then spent 17 years at Alcoa in commercial and operations roles.   UCI and FRAM were both acquired by the private investment firm Rank Group in 2011, as reported here.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement,Bollinger Motors has filed a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its battery pack design. The scope of the patent includes mechanical, electrical and systems-engineering innovations. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementcenter_img The Battery Management System (BMS) has also been developed in-house. The BMS has been created to handle any number of strings, therefore one BMS can be manufactured for all future battery-pack sizes and voltages.  The BMS monitors voltage, current, and temperature at multiple points within the pack and manages the system accordingly. It works with other vehicle-control units to maintain optimum operating conditions that increase efficiency and extend battery life. The BMS also provides several features which ensure system safety, including detecting and isolating faults to enable continued vehicle operation.Advertisement The Bollinger Motors battery pack is composed of modules in 35 kWh strings that can be connected in series or parallel to form a variety of pack sizes and configurations. Pack sizes will include 35, 70, 105, 140, 175 kWh, and higher, with many sizes capable of both 350V and 700V configurations.  “The heart of every EV is the battery, so it was crucial for us to develop our own battery pack in-house,” said CEO Robert Bollinger. “Our engineering team has created a pack with high-strength structural properties, exemplary cooling features and state-of-the-art software.” last_img read more

first_imgHuman Resources Business Partner Julian Currie.Julian Currie, human resources business partner at Minimizer, has been honored with the Rochester, Minnesota, Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year award.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementCurrie shares the honor with the 10 other members of the Steering Committee for Leadership Greater Rochester (LGR). LGR is a 10-month program that targets and recruits experienced professionals with the goal of developing business and community leaders.“I completed the program myself in 2015 and have been volunteering with the organization ever since,” said Currie.The Rochester Chamber surprised the Steering Committee at its annual awards banquet in January.“It’s humbling and gratifying to share this award with the other members of the Steering Committee,” said Currie. “It’s a program that was very beneficial for me, personally, so serving on the Steering Committee is my own way of giving back.”“We couldn’t be prouder to have such a fantastic business partner and person here at Minimizer,” said Minimizer Chief Visionary Craig Kruckeberg. “Julian is an incredibly selfless person who deserves this award.”LGR and the Steering Committee meet every month throughout the 10-month program, with the group’s focus designed to improve Rochester and the surrounding areas.“During my year in the program, we helped raise funds for the United Way and Rochester Public Library,” said Currie. “The end result expanded the number of mini libraries across Rochester. Our goal was to encourage the area’s youth to read. We ended up with so many books that the surplus will enable the program to continue for the foreseeable future.”AdvertisementIn the future, Currie hopes to lead a class, serving as the group’s guide and mentor as it works its way through the 10-month program.“This is a family. You build lifelong friendships and bonds not only with your fellow classmates, but with other alumni, as well,” said Currie.last_img read more

first_imgIt’s a harrowing opening to this fabulous French thriller, as we witness two sudden deaths in the first ten minutes. After Walter Presents have treated us to some leftfield releases of late, A Deadly Union (known as Noces Rouges in France, which literally translates as Crimson Wedding) sees them return to their traditional homeland – murder, thrills and mystery.If you want to avoid all spoilers for A Deadly Union, stop reading now.Set in the beautiful south of France, ADU makes you yearn for the Provence coastline with its stunning scenery and enticing blue water. It’s a feast for the eyes, particularly at a time when we’re all starved of our holidays (remember those?). And nature’s opulence is reflected in the joyous occasion of Sandra and William’s wedding, as well-to-do guests dance and laugh the day away, unaware of the tragedy that is about to unfold.Credit: Walter PresentsAs the bride’s sister, Alice, walks out onto the sun-kissed terrace, she glances over the edge of the railing. There she spots her sister – the bride – laying dead on the rocky cliffs below.Investigating the death is Vincent, a detective who was also a guest at the wedding. Whilst most people assume Sandra took her own life, Vincent isn’t so sure. He and Alice – who have a history that we occasionally get glimpses of in flashbacks – dig deeper and start to unravel a darker side to Sandra’s life.Running alongside this storyline is death of Vincent’s brother in a motorcycle accident – the second of the deaths we witness at the start. This death happened some years ago, and the person charged with the manslaughter of his brother has been released from prison – much to the disgust of Vincent’s parents.Parallels were made in the press release to the mysteries of Agatha Christie, and that’s not an unfair comparison. There are plenty of titillating snippets of intrigue – mysterious and threatening texts, unexpected guests, knowing looks, secret meetings and family secrets. Although set in modern-day France, you could equally imagine it being set on the Cornish coast in the 50s, with a white-haired Marple or moustached Poirot trying to pick their way through the clues and red herrings. The little grey cells would certainly get a good work-out.Credit: Walter PresentsThe show stars Alexia Barlier as Alice, who some of you may recognise from the film 13 Hours and the Netflix thriller, The Forest (La Forêt) where she played Eve Mendel; and Lannick Gautry as Vincent, who was in Vanished By The Lake. Bruno Dega, who created the show, also created Vanished By The Lake. It’s a stellar cast, well-written and scripted.If you enjoy a good old-fashioned mystery and some glorious Mediterranean scenery, give it go. You won’t be disappointed.Walter Presents: A Deadly Union launches on Channel 4 on 21st June at 11pm. The box set will be available on Walter Presents via All 4 immediately after transmission of first episode.last_img read more