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Debutant Webb Jr eyes Russian glory

first_imgTREVOR ‘Cassidy’ Webb Jr departed the island yesterday, beaming with pride and bursting with anticipation after being called as a junior to Jamaica’s combined martial arts team for Sunday’s four-nation tournament in the Siberian town of Khanty-Mansiysk. Webb Jr, 17, is a standout for Calabar High School in the McKay Security High School Jamaica Taekwondo Association League. He is the second junior to have ever been called to the combined team, emulating captain Nicholas Dusard. “It was a big surprise for me,” Webb Jr said on Monday. “I didn’t know I could have reached so far. The training, preparing for Russia, it was a lot of training, trust me. “I worked hard and I expect great results,” added the former Jamaica Taekwon-Do Association fighter, now carrying the flag of father Trevor Webb Sr’s Jamaica Taekwon-Do Academy. After twice beating Dusard in points sparring at local tournaments, six-footer Webb was drafted by former combined team captain, Jason McKay, for this weekend’s international in Russia. The Jamaicans are down to face hosts Russia, Germany and Greece, fighting on invitation of the All Russian Taekwon-Do ITF Federation. McKay said he is expecting Webb Jr, a second degree black belt, to be at his best in Russia with a bit of tweaking. STYLE OF FIGHTING “His preparation has been going well. He comes as a talented fighter, well-trained. His particular style of fighting is more counter-attacking, we’re working on his legs and getting him to be more attacking,” McKay pointed out. “It is the hardest training ever. I train and cry, literally. At times I feel like I can’t move my legs after training. It’s mostly the anaerobic side of training. You don’t get to breathe so when you’re in a fight you can go continuously for two minutes without stopping. That’s the combined team training. It is very hard,” Webb Jr explained. “I am looking forward to win in Russia, so I can return and train for the ITF Pan-Am Games in Canada,” he added.last_img read more

RHTYSC Patron’s Fund continues to do well

first_imgThe ten cricket teams handed over four cycles and dozens of school bags to students while the oldest resident in Rose Hall Town also received an electric sewing machine.Minister Dawn Hasting-Williams with students who received the bagsBerbice Cricket Board (BCB) President, Hilbert Foster, has explained that under the Patron’s Fund, the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTYSC) will be sharing out five hundred school bags, twenty-five bicycles, and twenty cricket bats to youths in observance of the Patron’s Birthday.The Club is also sponsoring a Green Economy Cricket Competition for the BCB, and has also made donations to the Buxton Cricket Club, the East Bank Football Association, Rose Hall Town Council, and other organisations under the Patron’s Fund.Dozens of cricket clubs across Berbice have also benefited from donations of cricket equipment, while twenty promising cricketers are to receive a cricket bat each.The Patron’s Fund would also honour the top Region 6 students of the National Grade Six Examinations. The Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, Foster stated, is fully committed to assisting youths to fulfill their full potential on and off the cricket field, and in the classroom.Minister of Public Affairs, Dawn Hastings-Williams, has hailed the outstanding work of the RHTYSC and has urged the Club to continue making a positive difference in the Ancient County. She said she was pleased that the Club was assisting to fulfill President Granger’s Five Bs Programme, which consists of buses, boats, bicycles, breakfast and books.She urged the youths to take proper care of the items that they would have received, and she spoke widely of the importance of education and sports.Meanwhile, Datsie Brusch, who at 96 years is the oldest resident of Guyana’s smallest township, requested and was provided with an electric sewing machine from the Patron’s Fund. She uses the tool to sew shopping bags which she sells at the Rose Hall Market.last_img read more

KU student crowned Jumia FIFA 19 champion

first_img0Shares0000Lugard Chakava Head of Category TV, Audio and Gaming at Jumia congratulate and present a trophy to Philip Kimani after winning the Jumia FIFA19 Gaming Challenge Cup.NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 23 – Kenyatta University student Phillip Kimani overcame 150 competitors to be crowned the Jumia FIFA gaming champion in the tournament that went down at the Thika Road Mall on Saturday.Kimani secured a 2-1 aggregate (decided on golden goal rule after 1-1 draw in first leg) victory over Boniface Maina to walk away with the prestigious trophy and Sh50,000 in prize money. Maina received Sh10,000, while second runners up Joseph Macharia pocketed Sh 5,000 in the one-day inaugural event.“I’m extremely happy to be the first winner of this FIFA tournament. It’s a great feeling having beaten one of the toughest opponents in the final. I’m truly lost for words, but it’s my hope that I will keep getting better and better,” said Kimani.“It’s a very tough game. It reached a point I almost gave up, but I kept holding on until I won it. As far I am concerned, this is the best event I have seen so far: from display to features.“I will use the money to buy a console to help me continue practising in order to win in future events. Research shows that many people abroad have taken FIFA gaming as a career, winning large amount of money. I think here in Kenya, we are also on the right path.”Head of Category Computing Kwehnui Tawah (left) Manish Dhami sales and marketing manager Reshman International and Peter Mbiti brand Category manager central and EA DELL at a press briefing during Jumia FIFA19 Gaming Challenge Cup at TRM convention CentreClose to 500 fans, who turned out in large numbers, were also not left out as lucky ruffle tickets winners went back home with give-aways courtesy of Jumia partners Dell, Hisense, Asus and Game Changer.Jumia Head of Category Kwenhui Tawah said: “The great turn out shows the power of gaming in Kenya. This is just but the beginning because we are still in the early days for the sport.“This was a great opportunity for the youths to show case their skills as well as celebrate the FIFA 19 on the back of the world cup. Based on the turn out we’ve seen that there is great demand for this type of programs in Kenya and as a result we are going to make this an annual event.”Reflecting on the tremendous growth of E-sports in Kenya, Dell Brand and Category Manager Central and Eastern Africa Peter Mbiti said: “We are focused on helping E-sports in Kenya and supporting the youths in this initiative. I was really impressed with the turn out. The future of E-sporting is pretty bright and it would be awesome if they make a career out of it.”Resan International Sales and Marketing Manager Manishi Dhami added:  “It’s really nice to see the response of the event in terms of turn out. We look forward to continue partnering with Jumia in promoting E-sports in the country.”0Shares0000(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

DONEGAL MUSICIAN IS LIVING LIFE TO INXS!

first_imgA Donegal musician is living the rock and roll dream by working with some of the world’s best-known bands and musicians.Lifford man Mike Keeney, himself an accomplished musician having fronted his own band, studied music at Masters Level at Queens.He went on to become Head of Music at North East Regional College in Bangor at age of 23 before leaving that a couple of years later to pursue the music business with his then band Leya. They were signed to Rubyworks in Ireland releasing one album supporting Snow Patrol, Embrace, Franz Ferdinand etc along the way.The band never never took off for them so they parted ways and Mike has been working in production/ studio work mostly since then.Has recorded albums like the Celtic Thunder album with Phil Coulter and crew which went to the top of the US billboard charts.Last year he recorded a new album with X Factor’s Mary Byrne, while in between he has in between recorded the movie soundtracks for two movies, Heartless directed by Ridley Scott http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1220214/ and Killing Bono http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1535101/ alongside his long time friend and collaborator Ciaran Gribbin from Derry. He has recently worked on orchestral arrangements for Duke Special “Under the Dark Cloth” album in association with the RTE concert orchestra.In January, Mike was asked to come out to Melbourne to record INXS new single which they were recording with their new vocalist – Ciaran Gribbin!!His latest projects have seen him relocate to Donegal again, working on new albums with Belfast songsters Duke Special and Foy Vance.While back in Donegal, Mike can catch up with his family including parents Packie and Kathleen.One of his cousins just happens to be a certain half-decent goalkeeper by the name of Shay Given and both are the exact same age and grew up together. All of which begs the question – why wasn’t Mike asked to record the official Euro Song for this year’s trip to Poland?!DONEGAL MUSICIAN IS LIVING LIFE TO INXS! was last modified: March 12th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Special ‘Weekend Not to Forget’ planned in aid of Alzheimer Society

first_imgAll roads lead to Killygordon and the Crossroads for the August Bank Holiday for ‘A Weekend Not to Forget’ – a very special local fundraising event with family entertainment in aid of the Donegal Branch of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. On his 50th Birthday, John Devine from Killygordon whose mother, Elizabeth Devine, has Alzheimer’s decided to increase awareness of the need for more dementia-specific services in the local community and beyond and held a fundraiser on his milestone birthday and again repeated it last year. John, a man with a big heart, saw there was a large gap in services for those with dementia and was motivated to make a difference and help and had a vision for a fundraising weekend to get all the community involved and together with his friends, Stephen Gallagher and Michael Gallagher, they have put this event together. Highlights include:Saturday 3rd August:Browne’s Pub at the Crossroads in Killygordon will be the music hub for the weekend as The Browne Family wanted to support this event as their mother, Maureen Browne, who had Alzheimer’s, sadly passed away recently. Tickets at €10 are on sale in Browne’s Bar & Bradley’s shop for Browne’s Bar entertainment and covers both Saturday and Sunday plus you get a Free Burger on the Sunday.Stephen Gallagher, John Devine and Michael Gallagher at Browne’s Bar of the Crossroads in Killygordon.Sunday, 4th August: 75k and 50k Road Bike Cycles: Early start at 09.30AM with the scenic 75k and 50k Road Bike Cycles leaving the Crossroads and Killygordon Enterprise Centre (CAKE) taking in the beauty of the locality with refreshments on route. Entry Fee €10 Euro and helmets & high-vis clothing compulsory for everyone taking part.75k cycle will go to Donegal Town: roundabout and returning to Ballybofey turning of at Aldi and returning on the back road through the Cross and back to the CAKE centre. 50k cycle returns from Biddy’s Of Barnes using the same return route).Live music at Browne’s Carpark: The first gig of the weekend is from Ryan Mulreany on stage at 8.30pm followed by White House Garden Collective and DJ Vinny.Tractor Run: Get your tractors out for Donegal Branch of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland! The tractor run leaves Red Hugh’s GAA Club Carpark and head off for a trip around the quiet roads high above the Finn Valley again taking in spectacular views on their journey. Entry fee is €10 with refreshments afterwards at Red Hughs GAA clubhouse.Family Fun Day at Browne’s Crossbar Carpark: Children under 16 are free with an accompanying Adult. Free bouncy castles, face painting and so much more.Live music on stage all day starting from 2.00pm including Danny Carlin, Jamie Noonan,The White Torches, Johnny Callaghan, Serial Twins and DJ Vinny Vincent Kavanagh. Alastair McKinney, Chair of Donegal Branch of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland and member of the A Weekend Not to Forget organising committee, said:“With three or four new cases of Alzheimer’s or other dementias in Donegal each week raising the current estimated number of 2,000 people living with the illness now to 5,000 people by 2039, the HSE and The ASI will not be able to deal with the effects on individuals, families and communities without the participation of those communities in helping to care for affected families living in their midst. “It is encouraging to see communities already stepping up to help with fundraising to support the home respite services that The ASI Donegal provides, aware of the growing need and prepared to respond positively in a spirit of good-neighbourliness, kindness and love. We look forward to working with communities such as this to give those families impacted by dementia the care that they need and deserve.’’You can find further information on dementia supports and services in Donegal HEREMore info on the fundraiser Facebook page: A Weekend Not To ForgetSpecial ‘Weekend Not to Forget’ planned in aid of Alzheimer Society was last modified: July 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CrossroadsDonegal Branch of The Alzheimer Society of IrelandJohn DevineKillygordonlast_img read more

SA airports 90% ready for World Cup

first_imgSouth Africa is gearing up to handle large volumes of air traffic during the 2010 Fifa World Cup. (Image: City of Johannesburg)South Africa’s airports will be fully upgraded and ready to handle large volumes of traffic during the 2010 Fifa World Cup, the Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) said at a press briefing in Johannesburg on 2 March.Acsa announced that their preparations, most of which involve upgrading current facilities, are now 90% complete.“We are confident that, together with our airport partners and staff, we will be ready to meet the requirements of this major event,” said OR Tambo International Airport general manager Chris Hlekane, speaking on behalf of Acsa.The 10% of work remaining, largely tying-up loose ends, will be concluded in time for the World Cup, Hlekani said. “By the end of March a lot more will be accomplished, [we’ll be] closer to 100%.”Acsa began upgrading the country’s airports in 2006, investing about R17-billion (US$2.3-billion) in operations even before Fifa announced in May that year that South Africa had won the bid. But since then construction has been speeded up to meet the June deadline.All projects at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo, a key entry point for most World Cup visitors, were completed in December 2009.The airport, named after apartheid struggle icon Oliver Tambo, now boasts a multi-storey parkade with 165 000 bays, and a revamped central terminal building and check-in facility worth R2.2-billion ($293-million) – this will be able to accommodate about 28-million passengers a year.Two new fuel tanks – with a capacity of 60-million litres each – have been installed there, along with seven new aircraft stands, which takes the total number to 105.“The bulk of the movement [during the World Cup] will be from OR Tambo,” Hlekane said.Makeover for regional airportsCape Town International Airport has also undergone massive improvements, which are nearing completion. Most of the major projects – including the central terminal building, the 8 000 parking bays and vehicle roads upgrade – will be complete by the end of March.The airport’s central terminal has been expanded to accommodate 14 million passengers a year, while the number of airport stands has been increased by five, bringing the total to 32.The newly built King Shaka International Airport in Durban will be completed in April and be operational by May, a month before kick-off. Some R6.7-billion ($893-million) has been spent on the facility, which will accommodate 7.5-million passengers a year.A number of the country’s regional domestic airports have also been revamped and will be ready for the tournament. An upgrade of the Bloemfontein Airport terminal was completed in December 2009, and a temporary terminal set up to “meet the demand” will be finished by May.Port Elizabeth Airport will also have a temporary terminal ready by May. Similar set-ups at the East London and Kimberley airports will be completed by the end of March to accommodate additional traffic.Acsa said it aimed to make the temporary structures in Port Elizabeth and Bloemfontein “cost-neutral” by using revenue generated from advertising and retail sales to fund the building process.More jet-settingAcsa has experienced a spike in slot applications by airlines in the run up to the World Cup. “We’ve seen an increase in terms of slots that have been applied for the [June-July] period,” said Andre Vermeulen, Acsa’s group manager of operations.The company has allocated 120 000 extra slots to airlines and more are still available. Although not all slots may be used, Vermeulen said airlines have shown to be responsible in their bookings and it looked promising that most will be used.The number of flights is expected to double over the World Cup period compared to other times of the year, Vermeulen added.Acsa has forecast that about 450 000 visitors will flock to South Africa during the first two weeks of the tournament. The frequency of domestic flights will also increase during the knock-out matches, Hlekane said.Extended work hoursAcsa has approached the Department of Labour to enable it to extend its employees’ work hours in the June-July period. As there will be more flights, airports will have to operate for 24 hours a day during this time.“We want to ensure that the department appreciates the number of hours we will work,” Hlekane said.The airports will require their staff to work overtime and unions representing the employees have agreed to the plan, Acsa said. “We signed a wage agreement plan … we’re comfortable with unions on that basis,” Hlekane added.Airport staff are also being trained to communicate in French, German and Spanish to accommodate foreign-language visitors.Plenty of fuelFears of a jet-fuel shortage in the country during the World Cup are unfounded, Acsa said at the briefing. The company has sufficient jet fuel stocks for the tournament’s period. “There will be no disruption in terms of fuel,” said Hlekane.Acsa said it plans to have four to five day’s cover of jet fuel stocks – the ideal average – during the World Cup period. “They [suppliers] understand our demands. They understand when we’ll need fuel,” said Vermeulen.last_img read more

French Open: Sania Mirza says loss hurts but she is satisfied

first_imgThe French Open final loss is hard to swallow, admits Sania Mirza, but the Indian tennis ace also has a sense of immense satisfaction at finishing runners-up in the women’s doubles event given the way she was struggling for form and fitness a few months ago.”A loss is a loss at any stage and initially it hurts. But when I look back at where my career was a while back, there is a feeling of immense satisfaction at what I have managed to achieve,” Sania, who was battling a career-threatening wrist injury not so long ago, told PTI from Paris.A second Grand Slam title slipped out of her hands when she lost the French Open final along with Russian partner Elena Vesnina. The Indian star said the strong wind throughout the clash was a major factor but lauded her rivals for overcoming the adverse conditions better than them.Sania and Elena lost the final 4-6 3-6 to unseeded Czech pair of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka, yesterday. The Czechs were the sixth unseeded pair in 30 years to win a Grand Slam.Both the pairs committed numerous unforced errors but the Czech girls put on slightly better show which was instrumental in their win.While Sania-Elena’s first serve percentage was 54, it was 61 for rivals. Winning percentage for both the first and second serve was less than 50 percent for the Indo-Russian duo.The only area where they performed better was that they committed five double faults to eight of the Czech pair.advertisement”Yes, it (wind) was but in tennis, it is always the team that acclimatizes to the existing conditions that comes out on top. In the final, our opponents managed to adjust to the conditions better than us,” Sania said.Sania was categorical in stating that Elena was the best of all the partners she has played with before.They teamed up at the start of the year and won titles at Indian Wells and Charleston, though, they continue to wait for their first Grand slam title together.Sania has teamed up with America’s Liezel Huber and Bethanie Mattek and Chinese Taipei’s Chan, Yung Jan before.”Elena is definitely right up there among the best,” she said.Asked what is it that makes this partnership so successful, Sania said, “We’ve been friends since our junior days and get along wonderfully. She has a brilliant backhand and serve and is an ideal foil for the forehand and return of serve, which are my strengths.” .As the talk veered from doubles to her singles career, Sania was asked about her not-so-impressive Grand Slam record.She has not reached the singles third round in a Grand Slam since the 2008 Australian Open.But the Hyderabadi said it’s only because she drew against strong players early.”I don’t look at it as a jinx. I think I’ve generally lost to better players in the Grand Slams. I lost to Justine Henin in Australian Open and to Agnieszka Radwanska in French Open,” she said.The next Grand Slam -? Wimbledon — is on grass, a surface Sania enjoys more than the clay.Sania was not ready to predict how long would she stay in the singles there but was hopeful of breaking into top-50 in the WTA rankings.”I will continue to work hard and try to be the best that I can be. Yes, I could break into the top 50 in singles in a few months.”last_img read more

Pep Guardiola relaxed about Fifa’s proposed restrictions on loans

first_img Manchester City v Bournemouth: match preview Share on Messenger City’s apparent player surplus is also causing promising academy products to leave the club. Jadon Sancho has earned England caps by moving to Borussia Dortmund, and City are concerned the 19-year-old Brahim Díaz may return to his native Spain. The midfielder will be out of contract in the summer and has so far refused to commit himself to a new one, with Real Madrid monitoring the situation.“Brahim must sign a new contract or he must leave,” Guardiola said. “It is his decision. We want him to stay and we have done everything we can to take care of him but in the end … we cannot control the market.“Players have to make up their own minds about their own futures, and I can understand the reasons why they might want to leave. They have their own families to think about, the career is short, and clubs are coming in telling them they will be the most important player in the team if they move. It is difficult to persuade them it might be better to spend a few more years playing in front of 10 people, but we are not the only club with this problem.” Fifa is thought to favour a cap on non-domestic loans for players over the age of 21 or 23. It has said it wants loans to be “for the purpose of youth development as opposed to commercial exploitation”. The matter is due to be next discussed in February with a view to it coming in for season 2020-21.“If it happens we will adapt to the rules,” City’s manager said. “We will have to bring the players back here and see where they are going to play, and if we can’t find anywhere we will have to sell them. The problem is that once they have been playing for someone’s first team, in front of a crowd, it is not much use to go back to playing in a second team in a poor league. Douglas Luiz, for example, is out on loan to Girona; he’s playing at the Camp Nou. There’s no way he could come back and play in the second team here – it would be nonsense.” Share via Email Fifa Topics Pep Guardiola Pep Guardiola has said he is not unduly concerned about Fifa proposals to reduce the number of players clubs are allowed to send on loan, despite Manchester City having 28 registered professionals out with other clubs. Share on Facebook news Manchester City Share on Twitter Read more Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Share on WhatsApp Reuse this contentlast_img read more

FSU QB Deondre Francois Expects To Start vs. Notre Dame

first_imgDeondre Francois running the ball for Florida State.TALLAHASSEE, FL – OCTOBER 01: Donnie Miles #15 of the North Carolina Tar Heels attempts to tackle Deondre Francois #12 of the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Gammons/Getty Images)When Florida State takes on Notre Dame on Saturday, quarterback Deondre Francois said he expects to be the starter. He also revealed an injury he’s been dealing with since the Clemson game.Francois told reporters Monday that he suffered a concussion during the Clemson game. He also said that he’s the starting quarterback for the team – suggesting that head coach Willie Taggart agrees.Francois and the Seminoles will take on Notre Dame this Saturday, and to say it’s a big game would be an understatement. The Fighting Irish are still undefeated, and likely will need to remain so to have a shot at the College Football Playoff. Florida State, at 4-5, really needs this game to have a shot at being bowl eligible this season.Francois was reportedly taking first team reps with the squad on Monday as well.James Blackman filled in for Francois against NC State this past Saturday.Deondre Francois this morning: “I’m still the No. 1 guy. Coach Taggart continues to know that. James understands that but James is always ready.”— Curt Weiler (@CurtMWeiler) November 6, 2018Florida State, after the Notre Dame game, still has No. 22 Boston College and No. 11 Florida. A loss to the Fighting Irish would put their bowl hopes on life support.Notre Dame, meanwhile, still has No. 19 Syracuse and USC on its schedule.The Seminoles and the Fighting Irish kick off at 7:30 PM ET on NBC.last_img read more

18 M pour aider les travailleurs âgés sans emploi

first_imgPrès de 200 travailleurs âgés sans emploi à l’échelle de la province recevront de l’aide pour trouver un emploi, grâce à un nouveau programme intitulé Initiative ciblée pour les travailleurs âgés. Un investissement conjoint de 1,8 million de dollars a été annoncé aujourd’hui 11 octobre par la ministre de l’Éducation, Karen Casey, et le député fédéral Gerald Keddy, au nom de Monte Solberg, ministre fédéral des Ressources humaines, à l’appui de l’initiative pour les travailleurs âgés. « Le vieillissement de la population entraîne des changements dans la main-d’oeuvre de la Nouvelle-Écosse, et notre gouvernement s’engage à fournir les ressources éducatives qui aideront les travailleurs âgés pendant ces changements, » a dit Mme Casey. « Nos travailleurs âgés sont une ressource précieuse, et ce programme appuie nos efforts visant à leur offrir le soutien nécessaire pour l’acquisition et le perfectionnement des compétences. » Les 13 premiers projets financés en vertu du programme seront offerts par des organismes à l’échelle de la province qui appuient les travailleurs âgés. Les services de soutien incluent des activités d’aide à l’emploi, le perfectionnement des compétences essentielles, la préparation au travail indépendant et l’expérience de travail. « Le gouvernement s’est engagé à créer la main-d’oeuvre la mieux formée, la plus compétente et la plus flexible au monde, » a dit M. Keddy. « En raison de la pénurie actuelle de travailleurs au Canada, nous ne pouvons pas – et ne devons pas – négliger l’expérience des travailleurs âgés. Grâce à un soutien actif, ces travailleurs continueront de faire une contribution importante à leurs communautés. » L’initiative appuie également les efforts des programmes existants tels que l’initiative Age Advantage de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Ce programme est conçu pour aider les travailleurs âgés délogés et sans emploi à s’adapter aux changements de la vie et du travail. L’Initiative ciblée pour les travailleurs âgés est un investissement fédéral d’une valeur de 70 millions de dollars qui offre des programmes jusqu’au 31 mars 2009. En vertu de cette initiative, les provinces et territoires qui choisissent d’y participer sont responsables d’identifier les communautés vulnérables, ainsi que la conception et la prestation des projets. Les provinces et territoires participants peuvent ensuite travailler avec les organismes dans les communautés en question pour élaborer les projets. « Au NSCC, nous accueillons et appuyons les apprenants et les partenaires de l’industrie de tous les âges, de toutes les cultures, de tous les milieux de travail et ce, peu importe leurs aspirations, » a dit Joan McArthur-Blair, présidente du Nova Scotia Community College, qui a reçu de l’aide financière en vertu de l’initiative. « La diversité est un facteur essentiel qui contribue à la prospérité de notre province. Les travailleurs âgés ont des connaissances et de l’expérience considérables qui assurent le succès de notre économie, et ils servent de modèles pour la prochaine génération de dirigeants de l’industrie. » Le programme fait partie de la stratégie en deux volets du gouvernement du Canada visant à aider les travailleurs âgés. En plus de cette initiative, un comité d’experts sur les travailleurs âgés a été nommé pour étudier les conditions du marché du travail qui ont une incidence sur les travailleurs âgés. Le comité examine d’autres mesures possibles visant à aider les travailleurs âgés, notamment l’amélioration de la formation et du soutien du revenu. L’initiative pour les travailleurs âgés offre des programmes qui répondent aux besoins immédiats des travailleurs âgés sans emploi en attendant les résultats de l’étude. Pour plus d’information, consultez le site www.olderworker.ca .last_img read more