Nakilat’s Profit Down 11 Pct YoY

first_imgQatar-based LNG shipping company Nakilat recorded a net income of QAR 847.2 million (USD 232.6 million) in 2017, down from QAR 955.4 million (USD 262.3 million) posted a year earlier.Despite the challenges facing the energy and maritime industry, the company said it managed to achieve positive results across its operations.As explained, the results exceeded planned expectations in 2017 through enhanced operational efficiency and a reduction in general, administrative expenses and finance costs.The net profit achieved in the fourth quarter of 2017 was higher than that achieved in the third quarter and fourth quarter of 2016, by 21% and 16% respectively.Complemented by strategic long-term agreements with charterers, Nakilat has managed to maintain steady cash flow. Given the volatile market conditions, the company embarked on cost optimization initiatives, capitalizing on profitable business growth, and achieving cost savings.Furthermore, Nakilat said it “continues to explore and capitalize on different business opportunities and mitigating business risks to strengthen the company’s international position.”Nakilat’s fleet currently comprises 67 wholly- and jointly-owned LNG carriers and four LPG vessels.last_img read more

Feminists, conservatives join forces to call for an inquiry into porn

first_imgNewsTalk ZB 12 April 2017Outspoken left-wing feminist parliamentarians and the conservative right have joined forces to call for an inquiry into porn.Family First spokesman Bob McCroskie has presented a petition to Parliament on the issue supported by an unlikely coalition of Labour MPs Louisa Wall and Aupito William Sio, Green MP Jan Logie, National MP Chester Borrows, NZ First’s Ria Bond and Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox.McCroskie said he believes porn should be treated as a public health issue similar to obesity and smoking, saying it was creating ”hyper-sexualisation” of teenage boys and more research was needed into its effect.He said an expert panel of health, science and psychology experts and counsellors should undertake an inquiry into the societal harm of porn and propose solutions.He said he was not trying to censor all porn and he had viewed some himself.“I’ve probably watched more porn because it has been targeted at me or I’ve stumbled across it, so porn has come looking for me … but blood wouldn’t be flowing through my veins if porn wasn’t attractive.”He said the question was what harm it did.“We’ve acknowledged the obesity epidemic, and we’re not against food. But we do need to acknowledge when something gets harmful.“Today’s pornography is far more explicit and its also aggressive. That’s what people are concerned about and the effect it is having on attitudes.”McCroskie said porn was also easily obtainable online for free.“A lot of parents are concerned about what their children are able to access. And often they don’t go looking for porn, the porn comes looking for them.“Many families don’t want the porn industry determining the values of their kids.”Logie said she suspected there might be a different understandings of what was pornography.“We wouldn’t necessarily in the Greens be having a starting point of assuming all erotic representations of sex are bad.”However, she said there was concern about sexual violence and addressing the harm where it existed.Borrows said he was not speaking on behalf of the Government and did not know what its stance on the inquiry was, but MPs across Parliament were concerned.“The point is we are not talking about a couple of well-read Playboys tucked under a kid’s bed now. We are talking about people able to look at pornography on their telephones and computers which can’t be monitored by those in charge of them.”“Parents are frequently negligent in passing on to their children the ramifications of pornography and we have to recognise the law hasn’t kept up with technology has taken us.”Sio said the petition and wide range of MPs supporting it reflected concerns in the community about the link between porn and sexual violence.“If we are going to tackle sexual violence meaningfully we do need to have the evidence before us.”Last year Auckland Grammar principal Tim O’Connor started a ”healthy relationships” programme for students, teachers and parents which included education about porn addiction.McCroskie said he believed it was an important step to take.He said a societal response was needed, including education and parental responsibility, but the government had a role as well, such as regulating the responsibilities of internet providers.He suggested an ”opt out, opt in” choice for internet providers in which porn was blocked unless someone proactively opted in, something being trialled in the UK.Prime Minister Bill English has said he does not see the need to boost the requirements for what schools offer by way of sex education, saying he does not think it is a fast-growing problem.The petition was signed by 22,334 people and will go to a select committee to consider.http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/politics/feminists-conservatives-join-forces-to-call-for-an-inquiry-into-porn/Cross-party backing for petition on investigation into pornography harmStuff co.nz 12 April 2017Family First’s Bob McCoskrie has called for an investigation into the health and social impact of pornography, saying the number of times he has “stumbled across it” show how prevalent it is.McCoskrie has presented politicians with a petition, signed by more than 22,000 people, calling for an investigation into “the public health effects and societal harms” of pornography.MPs from National, Labour, the Greens, NZ First and the Maori Party greeted McCoskrie outside Parliament in a rare show of cross-party support.McCoskrie said people were starting to realise the damaging effects of explicit images, which were more readily available and more extreme than ever before.We believed that smoking wasn’t harmful, then society started to catch up with the science on the harms of smoking – we would argue the same with pornography.”McCoskrie admitted to having watched porn, saying: “I’ve probably watched more porn because it’s been targeted to me or I’ve stumbled across it, so porn has come looking for me.“Blood wouldn’t be flowing through my veins if porn wasn’t attractive – the question is, what is best for people?”Porn was particularly damaging to young people, with concerns about its effect on rape culture and sexual consent, but men were also affected by addiction which damaged their relationships and families.An expert panel, made up of biologists, neurologists, counsellors and other professionals, could assess the current research on the harm of pornography and look at potential solutions, McCoskrie said.“It’s actually a societal response, it’s education in schools, it’s in families…but it’s also at a governmental level, in terms of what we expect internet providers to do and laws around protecting vulnerable people.”One option was an “opt-in” system to block internet pornography by default, as was the case in the UK.However, he claimed he was not advocating for censorship.“We’ve acknowledged there’s an obesity epidemic and we’re not against food, but we do need to acknowledge when something becomes harmful.”READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/91507943/crossparty-backing-for-petition-on-investigation-into-pornography-harmFeminists, conservatives join forces to call for an inquiry into pornNZ Herald 12 April 2017Outspoken left-wing feminist parliamentarians and the conservative right have joined forces to call for an inquiry into porn.Family First spokesman Bob McCroskie has presented a petition to Parliament on the issue supported by an unlikely coalition of Labour MPs Louisa Wall and Aupito William Sio, Green MP Jan Logie, National MP Chester Borrows, NZ First’s Ria Bond and Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox.McCroskie said he believes porn should be treated as a public health issue similar to obesity and smoking, saying it was creating ”hyper-sexualisation” of teenage boys and more research was needed into its effect.He said an expert panel of health, science and psychology experts and counsellors should undertake an inquiry into the societal harm of porn and propose solutions.He said he was not trying to censor all porn and he had viewed some himself.“I’ve probably watched more porn because it has been targeted at me or I’ve stumbled across it, so porn has come looking for me … but blood wouldn’t be flowing through my veins if porn wasn’t attractive.”He said the question was what harm it did.“We’ve acknowledged the obesity epidemic, and we’re not against food. But we do need to acknowledge when something gets harmful.“Today’s pornography is far more explicit and its also aggressive. That’s what people are concerned about and the effect it is having on attitudes.”McCroskie said porn was also easily obtainable online for free.“A lot of parents are concerned about what their children are able to access. And often they don’t go looking for porn, the porn comes looking for them.“Many families don’t want the porn industry determining the values of their kids.”Logie said she suspected there might be a different understandings of what was pornography.“We wouldn’t necessarily in the Greens be having a starting point of assuming all erotic representations of sex are bad.”However, she said there was concern about sexual violence and addressing the harm where it existed.Borrows said he was not speaking on behalf of the Government and did not know what its stance on the inquiry was, but MPs across Parliament were concerned.“The point is we are not talking about a couple of well-read Playboys tucked under a kid’s bed now. We are talking about people able to look at pornography on their telephones and computers which can’t be monitored by those in charge of them.”“Parents are frequently negligent in passing on to their children the ramifications of pornography and we have to recognise the law hasn’t kept up with technology has taken us.”Sio said the petition and wide range of MPs supporting it reflected concerns in the community about the link between porn and sexual violence.“If we are going to tackle sexual violence meaningfully we do need to have the evidence before us.”Last year Auckland Grammar principal Tim O’Connor started a ”healthy relationships” programme for students, teachers and parents which included education about porn addiction.McCroskie said he believed it was an important step to take.He said a societal response was needed, including education and parental responsibility, but the government had a role as well, such as regulating the responsibilities of internet providers.He suggested an ”opt out, opt in” choice for internet providers in which porn was blocked unless someone proactively opted in, something being trialled in the UK.Prime Minister Bill English has said he does not see the need to boost the requirements for what schools offer by way of sex education, saying he does not think it is a fast-growing problem.The petition was signed by 22,334 people and will go to a select committee to consider.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11837074Petition calls for investigation into pornRadio NZ News 12 April 2017A 22,000-strong petition headed by Family First director Bob McCoskrie calling for a investigation into the health and societal harms of pornography today was delivered in Parliament today.AUDIO :  http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=201840207http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/201840207/petition-calls-for-investigation-into-pornPorn petition calls for expert panelNZ City 12 April 2017Times have changed since pornography consisted of a couple of “well-read Playboys” tucked under the bed according to a group of MPs who have accepted a petition for a review of its health impacts.More than 22,000 people signed the Family First petition which was presented to MPs on the steps of Parliament on Wednesday morning.In handing over the petition, Family First national director Bob McCoskrie said an expert panel including counsellors, neurologists, biologists, psychotherapists and others would be best placed to determine the health and societal ramifications of pornography and how to prevent harm.He believes pornography is similar to smoking in that it took time and research to understand its danger.Family First isn’t suggesting censorship, instead Mr McCoskrie wants to leave the problem solving to the experts.But he did suggest an opt in system where porn would be blocked by default, saying issues don’t necessarily arise where people seek out pornography, but rather where it finds them.“I’ve probably watched more porn because it’s been targeted at me or I’ve stumbled across it, so porn has come looking for me,” he said.READ MORE: http://home.nzcity.co.nz/news/article.aspx?id=246129&cat=984&fm=newsarticle+-+Living+%26+Travel%2CnurPetition calls for inquiry into pornography harmRadio NZ News 13 April 2017The petition was led by Family First director Bob McCoskrie and received over 22,000 written signatures in just two months.The government have not ruled out an investigation, but said regulating porn was a complicated issue.Bob McCoskrie was not calling for porn to be banned, but said more research was needed to understand the impact of pornography.“It’s the same as we’ve acknowledged that there’s an obesity epidemic and we’re not against food. But we do need to acknowledge when something becomes harmful.“Yesterday’s pornography is now mainstream media, today’s pornography is far more explicit and it’s also aggressive and that’s what we’re concerned about.”He wanted the expert panel comprising of neurologists, biologists, councillors, psychotherapists, researchers, youth workers and teachers – to investigate and then make policy recommendations to Parliament.READ MORE: http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/328730/petition-calls-for-inquiry-into-pornography-harmlast_img read more

Guinea Bissau youths face unemployment

first_imgGuinea Bissau is predicted to registers a growth of 3.9% this year but yet again, the tiny country is experiencing a political crisis.As a result of its socio-political climate Guinea Bissau’s youth are facing increasing unemployment numbers as young people benefiting from professional training find it impossible to find a job.Guinea Bissau’s government remains the main employer of thousands of young job seekers in the country and job offers in the private sector are almost nonexistent today.Youth centers such as the Profession and Arts training center of Quelele in the capital Bissau are providing a little hope, preparing the country’s youth for the labor market.However, the youth institute of Guinea Bissau, part of a government department in charge of the implementation of policies and programs for the country’s youth says the country is now looking to China to help promote youth entrepreneurship through the development of small and medium-sized businesses.Despite its numerous natural resources, Guinea Bissau is among the poorest countries in the world. 57 % of the state budget depends on international aid. The unemployment rate is approximately 30% while the working age population is about 54% of the total populationlast_img read more

Nigeria born Noah Bazee nets his first goal for FC Augsburg

first_img Loading… Awoniyi was in action for 29 minutes after replacing Dutch player Jean-Paul Boëtius. On Saturday Super Eagles left back Jamilu Collins was in action for 90 minutes as Paderborn and Hoffenheim settled for a 1-1 draw. Although all matches are being played behind closed doors as the Bundesliga became the first league to re-start after the massive suspension of sports activities by the coronavirus pandemic, introduction of unique cardboard supporters appear to have added some garnishing to the Bundesliga. Improviso: fans carved on cardboard providing effect behind closed doors in the bundesliga In the tie between Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen which ended 3-1 in favour of Leverkusen about 13,000 fans had their faces carved in cardboard and stationed in the stadium to provide special effect as social distancing continues. There are strong indications that other leagues will hit the ground running early next month with emphasis still high on social distancing and keeping the fans away for now. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Nigeria born FC Augsburg of Germany winger Noah Joel Sarenren Bazee was on target less than 20 minutes after stepping in as late substitute against Schalke 04 on Sunday. The 23 year old was thrown into the match in the 59th minute as replacement for Swiss import Ruben Vargas. Bazee who is eligible to play for Nigeria grabbed his first goal for the club in the 76th minute to double the lead for Augsburg who had shot into the lead in the lead through homeboy Eduard Löwen. The icing on the cake and third goal for the visitors came from Venezuelan Sergio Duvan in the first minute of added time. Bazee who has not played for Germany at any level is born to a Nigerian Father and a German mother. Nigeria born FC Augsburg winger Noah Joel Sarenren fires to grab his first goal While Bazee sang victor song Sunday same cannot be said for former Nigeria U-23 ace Taiwo Awoniyi who was a late substitute as his club Manz05 as they were hammered 5-0 by visiting RB Leipzig.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonWe’re Getting More Game Of Thrones: Enter House Of The Dragon!Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The Worldlast_img read more

IMCA special events drivers chase awards from Wehrs Machine and Racing Products

first_imgBANGOR, Wis. – Wehrs Machine and Racing Products gives $50 gift certificates to designated place finishers at 80 IMCA special events for a fourth consecutive season in 2015.Those awards will be given at all Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models events, and at specials for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods.Certificates will be mailed from the IMCA home office the week after official race results are re­ceived.Wehrs manufactures high performance parts and is located in Bangor, Wis.More information about all Wehrs-made products is available by calling 877 460-7211, on Face­book and at the www.wehrsmachine.com website.“Chad Wehrs is another one of the true innovators in the racing industry,” IMCA Marketing Direc­tor Kevin Yoder said. “Wehrs Machine is constantly developing new products to assist our racers and I am always intrigued by what they come up with to make race cars faster and more effi­cient.”last_img read more

Moyes: Rooney could start against Blues

first_img “There’s a mixed market at the moment,” said Moyes. “Nobody’s quite sure where the price is just now. “We’ve had offers for players which we think are quite small. I can see where other clubs might be thinking there’s not enough value for their players as well. “I definitely (have sympathy for Martinez). But I also know if I had been Everton manager and Sir Alex (Ferguson) had come asking for Baines and Fellaini I’d have found it very difficult to keep them. “I always thought the right thing to do was the right thing for players. “Roberto is new in his job and I’m sure he’ll get to understand how Everton work. “I respect Everton greatly and speak with Bill Kenwright most weeks. “Of course taking their players is going to affect them but there is not any disrespect whatsoever because we didn’t make the offer public.” Press Association “Wayne has recovered and has a good chance of starting,” Moyes told reporters. It would be an interesting move by the Red Devils chief bearing in mind opposite number Jose Mourinho has already suggested he will make a third offer for Rooney next week. Rooney has been at the centre of just one of the transfer sagas that have dominated the summer. Luis Suarez and Gareth Bale have been the others, although in the past week neither Newcastle manager Alan Pardew nor Moyes’ Everton successor Roberto Martinez have taken too kindly to their players being the subject of bids either. Pardew accused Arsene Wenger of lacking respect by making a bid for midfielder Yohan Cabaye hours before the Magpies’ 4-0 defeat at Manchester City. And Martinez questioned the timing of Moyes’ £28million joint approach for Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini, which was made on Friday but only became public knowledge on Monday and drew a withering attack from former Toffees keeper Neville Southall. He accused Moyes of lacking respect for Everton by lodging a bid so far below the accepted value of the pair. However, Moyes insists he remains on good terms with his former chairman Bill Kenwright and that he had never disrespected the Merseyside outfit. Manchester United manager David Moyes has revealed Wayne Rooney could start Monday’s eagerly-anticipated Premier League showdown with Chelsea. Rooney completed the final half hour of United’s victory at Swansea last weekend, setting up goals for Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck. And with another week’s training under his belt after shaking off the hamstring and shoulder injuries that prevented him from playing any part in United’s pre-season campaign, and the knock he picked up at the Liberty Stadium, the 27-year-old could feature against the club who have already had two bids for him turned down already. last_img read more

F’Eagles Dumps Katsina Utd in Friendly

first_imgCoach Emmanuel Amuneke’s inspired Flying Eagles spanked Katsina United 3-1 in a friendly game in their build up for their African Under-20 qualifier against Burundi.Goals from Kelechi Nwakali, Udochukwu Anumudu and Kingsley Michael handed the Flying Eagles a win against the league outfit.Michael put coach Emmanuel Amuneke’s side ahead after five minutes, pouncing home a through pass from Orji Okonkwo. Nwakali made it 2-0 in the 52nd minute with a well taken free kick from the edge of the box while the Anumudu got the third after 75th minute.Katsina United pulled one back courtesy a goalmouth scramble as striker Ibrahim Sule stretched to take the ball beyond the grasp of Akpan Udoh in goal for the Flying Eagles.Nigeria U20 have now scored 22 goals from six matches and are looking good ahead of the May 22 CAF Under-20 Nations Cup qualifier with Burundi in Bujumbura.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Penn State : Senior, others leave flowers for Paternos

first_img Published on November 9, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Jon: jdharr04@syr.edu STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Amy Miller rode her bike slowly down McKee Street at about 9 a.m. and came to a stop right in front of Joe Paterno’s house.Miller, a senior engineering science major at Penn State, put her bike’s kickstand down and peered out from underneath her tightly fitting Penn State baseball cap at the media members that had gathered across from Paterno’s home at 830 McKee St. She then slid her book bag off her back and dropped it to the ground at her feet. Inside the bag was a gift for Paterno. A sign of respect for the legendary head coach who was fired Wednesday night in the midst of his 46th season, a year in which he became the winningest coach in Division-I college football history.After grabbing the flowers from her bag, a somber Miller walked in a perfect line to Paterno’s front door. She bent over and laid the flowers on the door step before walking back to her bike in the same path she had traveled seconds before.The act grabbed the media’s attention while they waited for a glimpse of Paterno, which they still had not gotten as of 12:15 p.m. Thursday. At about 10 a.m., a florist dropped off more flowers for the coach, who was relieved of his duties for his lack of action in reporting a sexual abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘The Paternos have done more for Penn State than anyone I know and this is really tough right now just with everything that’s been going on,’ Miller said. ‘I just wanted to show them that we support them, we care about them. The Paternos, you know, they are Penn State for us still. … I just wanted to say thank you.’Miller did not go to Paterno’s house Wednesday night after learning of the firing like many Penn State students.Instead, she was running the news off.‘I guess last night it was just pretty late when all this happened,’ Miller said. ‘And one, I didn’t want to bother them. Two, I just kind of needed to get things out on my own. I went to the track and was just running laps.’Miller said the rioting Wednesday night wasn’t something that could be prevented. But Penn State’s game against Nebraska at noon on Saturday is what will be tough for those in State College to handle. ‘I think it’s going to be hard for all of us, but I also think it’s especially important right now that we go and show support for our team because they’re the ones that need it the most,’ Miller said. ‘They’re the ones that are going to be taking this the hardest.’jdharr04@syr.edu Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Women’s soccer: Badgers dominate Loyola-Chicago Friday, but squander chances against Illinois State two days later

first_imgComing off a pair of losses on the west coast, the Wisconsin women’s soccer team returned home to mixed results this weekend, taking a 4-1 victory over Loyola-Chicago Friday before dropping its second game 1-0 to Illinois State Sunday afternoon.Game OneIn their first home game since students returned for the school year, the Badgers wasted little time getting the crowd into it. With junior midfielder Rose Lavelle facilitating the offense, the team scored the first of four goals in the 12th minute after senior midfielder McKenna Meuer managed to get open at the top of box and bury a shot into the lower left corner of the net for her third goal of the season. After scoring just one goal in their previous two contests going into Friday, the Badgers’ attack was in sync and just getting started.Later in the first half, fifth-year senior forward Nikki Greenhalgh notched her first goal of the season after Loyola keeper Maddie Ford couldn’t corral the initial save and Greenhalgh knocked the ball in on the rebound. Up 2-0, the Badgers cruised through the Rambler defense for two more goals from freshman Emily Borgmann (first career goal) and Rose Lavelle (4th of the season) before the Ramblers got on the board with a penalty kick goal by Jenna Szczesny, her third goal of her season.Still up by three goals, the Badgers subbed in some of their younger players. The win brought the Badgers’ record to 3-2, as the team avoided their first losing streak since late in the 2013 campaign.Game 2The Badgers had the look of a team destined to continue their scoring barrage Sunday, but after a series of near-miss shots from Rose Lavelle and missed opportunities by Greenhalgh to knock in crosses early in the game, Wisconsin set the tone for what was arguably the most frustrating showing of the season in a 1-0 loss to Illinois State.Despite controlling the pace of the game for the majority of the contest and firing off 17 shots compared to Illinois State’s 10, something wasn’t clicking for the Badgers offense despite a handful of golden opportunities to knock in a goal.UW head coach Paula Wilkins expressed her disappointment with her team’s inability to finish chances.“We didn’t come out with the focus and the precision of the stuff that we needed to do. I thought we created some good chances early and we didn’t put two away in front of an open net,” Wilkins said. “For the maturity we have on this team, I would expect a little bit more discipline and focus and I think that’s our challenge moving forward.”With the game deadlocked going into the 21st minute, Redbird midfielder Lauren Koehl decided to take matters into her own hands, making a run from midfield and firing a shot from over 30 yards out. Catching the defense off guard, the ball sailed through the box and just over the hands of the leaping Caitlyn Clem, landing in the upper left corner for a 1-0 Illinois State lead.Despite putting 10 shots on the board in the second half, it was ultimately more of the same for a high-powered, but undisciplined, Wisconsin offense. The backline defense, anchored by seniors Brianna Stelzer and Molly Laufenberg, remained dialed-in and successful for 89 of the 90 minutes, their one lapse proved to be fatal as there was no margin for error.The final 10 minutes offered no lack of drama, as the Redbirds dropped back to just one forward, leaning on their defense to endure a frenzy of corner kicks, through balls and near-miss headers. Coming up short, Wisconsin dropped back to 3-3 as Illinois State (2-3-1) notched their second win of the season.Looking back on the weekend as a whole, Wilkins said the team’s shortcomings aren’t strictly on the offense.“I still don’t think we’ve put together a team performance,” Wilkins said. “We can’t be giving up the goals that we are right now, and I think the focus next week in training will be on defending better as a group. We’re going to have to look at our shape and how to do things differently.”The Badgers now hit the road for an extended stretch of games, not returning to the McClimon Center until Sep. 25. Next on their schedule is a trip to UW Milwaukee for a Friday night matchup, starting at 6 p.m.last_img read more

JPMorgan Chase funds Miami Dade College program

first_imgJPMorgan Chase will award Miami Dade College (MDC) $700,000 over two years to help hundreds of South Florida’s youth gain the skills needed to land jobs in information technology, trade and logistics.Each year, the new MDC-Career Connect initiative will provide fast-track training for 100 to 150 Miami-Dade County students ages 16 to 24, earning college credit and shortening the time it takes to obtain a workforce credential.Strengthen MDC’s career pathway programsThe program aims to strengthen MDC’s career pathway programs in information technology, trade and logistics in Greater Miami – fields with high demand for middle-skill workers.Middle-skill jobs require more than a high school diploma and are central to the county’s economy. Miami’s unemployment rate for residents ages 20 to 24 with low skills is 19.9%, compared to 9.5 percent for those with some college education or an associate’s degree.Partnership with JPMorgan“We are pleased to launch this new initiative in partnership with JPMorgan Chase as we work to close the opportunity gap between the supply of trained workers and industry demand. We are also grateful to offer Miami’s youth even more opportunities to succeed,” says Mark Cole, vice president of Advancement and executive director at MDC’s Foundation.“We want more people to share in the benefits of a growing economy by creating sustainable paths to careers that lead to prosperity and wealth for more individuals,” said Guillermo Castillo, head of Chase Middle Market Banking in Miami. “Our partnership with Miami Dade College will help more youth gain the skills needed to access careers in the high demand industries of information technology, trade and logistics.”Beginning Oct. 17, Chase ATM machines across Miami will feature this initiative. To learn more and contribute, visit www.mdc.edu/givelast_img read more