The country’s first Transitional Living Complex for Children in State care will be opened soon at 24 Lady Musgrave Road, in Kingston.Girls who will be exiting State care on turning 18 years of age will be accommodated at the location.The complex is in the final stages of completion and is expected to be opened in August 2018. The total cost of the complex is $135 million.Ground was broken for the complex in November 2015 and construction commenced in July 2017.The building will house 40 young women aged 18 to 21 who have “aged out” of State care and have no options for safe housing.Speaking to JIS News following a tour of the building on Thursday (June 7), State Minister for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green said “today is a very good day for us in the Ministry. This is something that has been a pipe dream of our child-protection service for a very long time”.“To actually come to the building and see that we are close to the end brings me a lot of joy. It has always been a difficulty across our child-protection system where we have children leaving State care, transitioning out of our homes that have nowhere else to go. We have always said that we needed somewhere that our children could have some additional time, especially for those who are in educational institutions where they could live, go to school and work while they set themselves for a better life,” he said.The complex has seven four-bedroom suites with double and single room accommodation, and shared living, dining and kitchen spaces. Also included is a Manager’s suite with separate office space and laundry facilities. The apartments will be outfitted with furniture and appliances.During their stay over a period of two to three years, the residents will be mentored to achieve personal and career goals in preparation for independent living.Also touring the site were Chief Executive Officer of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), Rosalee Gage-Grey; and representatives from the Caribbean Child Development Centre (CCDC) and funding agency for the project, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which has provided US$5.2 million over six years.Mrs. Gage-Grey told JIS News that the facility is one of the components of the programme, which seeks to support these young people as they make the transition to independent living.“The facility is for any child who needs accommodation for transitioning. Young adults who are here will be at different stages, some will be in school, some will be learning a trade and some will be working. The aim is that any child who leaves State care, we will be able to help them to transition properly,” she said.Two additional transitional facilities will be constructed, including one for boys.The multicomponent project is being implemented through the collaborative efforts of the CCDC, University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus and the CPFSA.
Sporting director Michael Zorc is adamant that Jadon Sancho will be at Borussia Dortmund next year, despite the growing interest from rival clubsThe 18-year-old winger’s stunning rise to stardom since completing an £8m transfer from Manchester City to Dortmund in 2017 has earned him plenty of suitors.Sancho is a regular member of the BVB squad leading the Bundesliga this season and his exploits in Germany saw him being handed a call-up to the England national team.But Dortmund, who have an unfortunate history for selling their star players to rivals, have no intention of letting Sancho go right now.“Jadon knew it would be an unusual step to move here but it has been totally the right one. Courageous, too,” Zorc told ESPN.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“He’s an outstanding talent and a big part of our future. We are convinced that we are the best option for him to keep developing.“He’s not finished yet. Not by a long stretch. And he will certainly play with us next year, come what may.”Sancho has managed seven goals and 10 assists in 24 appearances across all competitions this season for Dortmund.The teenage star is contracted at Signal Iduna Park until June 2022.
WILMINGTON, MA — Lucille C. (Enos) Gilson, age 77, of Chelmsford, formerly of Wilmington, passed away on August 30, 2019.Lucille was born on April 25, 1942 in Boston, MA; she was the cherished daughter of the late John and Mary (Broderick) Enos. Lucille was raised in Charlestown and graduated from St. Mary’s high school.Lucille married her husband, Albert G. Gilson in 1965; they lived in Somerville for a short time before settling in Wilmington in 1967. Lucille was a loving mother to three boys; Phil, Steve, and Tom. She loved to spend time with her family and was especially delighted when she became “Nana” to Ashlyn Gianna, Nicholas and Isabelle. Lucille and Albert shared many wonderful memories before his passing in 2016.Lucille worked as a clerk at CVS in Wilmington for many years; she loved her job and enjoyed her customers.In her spare time, Lucille loved to spend time in her garden. She also enjoyed cooking, baking and sewing. Lucille had a love for all animals and enjoyed babysitting for her family’s animals when they were away.Lucille was a loving and gentle mother and grandmother. She was devoted to her family and will be missed dearly.Lucille was the beloved wife of the late Albert G. Gilson, devoted mother of Phillip Gilson & his wife Heidi of Tyngsborough, Stephen Gilson & his wife Chanhsamone of Hudson, NH, and Thomas Gilson of Lowell, loving “Nana” of Ashlyn, Gianna, Nicholas and Isabelle, cherished daughter of the late John and Mary (Broderick) Enos, dear sister of Carolyn Deal of Stoneham, the late John Enos and Cynthia Gallarelli, sister-in-law of Al Gallarelli of Wilmington. Lucille is also survived by many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, September 6th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, September 5th from 4:00-7:00 p.m.Memorial donations in Lucille’s name may be made to Beacon Hospice, 290 Merrimack St., Lawrence, MA 01843.Lucille C. (Enos) Gilson(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Albert G. Gilson, 76In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Lucille M. (Sabella) Ausiello, 76In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Bertha G. (Gouveia) Deprez, 81In “Obituaries”
Campus hiring by e-commerce firms at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B) has fallen this year. The e-commerce firms have made only 54 job offers to students at IIM-B, compared to 68 last year.Surprisingly, Snapdeal, one of the top three online retailers in India, did not recruit any student at IIM-B this time. Last year, it had given 17 offers, emerging as the top recruiter at the institute in the e-commerce space.India’s largest online retailer Flipkart made 11 offers this year and Amazon hired 16 students, The Financial Express reported.”The frenzy that was there for the last couple of years in this sector is definitely getting moderated and it is visible. Companies would try to cut down cost in every possible aspect, as cost becomes an important driver when they look at profitability at this stage,” Raja Lahiri, partner at consultancy Grant Thornton India, told the daily.Uber, Ola Cabs, Paytm, Urban Ladder, AskmeBazaar, Hopscotch, and CarTrade were the other major e-commerce firms that conducted campus recruitment at IIM-B.However, an IIM official, requesting anonymity, told the FE that students at the institute were cautioned over accepting offers from consumer Internet firms. In the December quarter last year, firms like FoodPanda, Tinyowl, Housing.com and others had cut jobs massively amid escalating costs and poor demand for their services.”Earlier we were very excited about the new opportunities coming up, but after recent examples of how start-ups tackled employees while winding up has left us thinking. Not that we are averse to working with e-commerce companies, but we are treading cautiously,” he said.
Janhvi Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Ishaan Khatter, Shahid KapoorInstagramEver since the promotions of their first film together – Dhadak – Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor’s camaraderie has always been a talking point. From talking about each other on chat shows to showering each other with praises at various media interactions, the duo kept grabbing eyeballs.The rumours of whether or not the duo ever dated was a lingering question, until Janhvi’s dad Boney Kapoor stepped in to clear-the-air. Talking about Janhvi’s chemistry with Ishaan, Boney said in an interaction with Spotboye, “Ishaan has, in fact, never visited the Kapoor residence after Dhadak released. There is nothing more than friendship between Janhvi and Ishaan.”Just a few days back, there were reports of dad Boney having given his nod to the relatipnship. A Mumbai Mirror had stated how Ishaan is a frequent visitor to Janhvi’s house and Boney Kapoor is quite fond of him and his talent. Moreover, sister Anshula apparently knows everything about what’s cooking between the two and loves teasing the ‘much-in-love’ couple.On Karan Johar’s Koffee with Karan, Arjun Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor, both had turned quite protective about their siblings. While Arjun had said that Ishaan keeps buzzing around Janhvi, Shahid had said that Ishaan buzzes around a lot of people and Janhvi is not special in anyway. On BFFs with Vogue, Janhvi had said that she would want to set up Ishaan with Tara Sutaria, whom he was once in a relationship with.On career front, Janhvi is busy with the shoot of Kargil Girl, based on the life of fighter pilot, Gunjan Saxena. Samantha Akkineni’s Oh Baby is all set to be remade in Bollywood. And while on one hand there are rumours of Alia Bhatt being roped in for the project, several reports claim that Boney is interested in remaking the film in Hindi with his daughter as the female lead.
Kishorganj Map. File photoA woman and her two children were chopped to death and her husband was injured in an attack over a land-related dispute at Tarakandi village in Pakundia upazila of Kishoreganj on Saturday morning, reports UNB.The deceased are Taslima, 28, wife of Mosharraf Hossain, and their son Niloy, 10, and daughter Raisa, 6.Pakundia police station officer-in-charge Shamsuddin said Mosharraf had long been at loggerheads with his cousin Mobin over the ownership of a piece of land.Mobin engaged in an altercation with Mosharraf in the morning over the issue.At one stage, he swooped on Mosharraf and his family members with a sharp weapon around 6:00am and hacked them indiscriminately, leaving Taslima and the two children dead on the spot and Mosharraf injured.Police arrested Mobin from the spot and sent the bodies to Kishoreganj modern sadar hospital, the OC said.
Share Arnulfo Franco/APJohn Feeley, soon after his appointment as ambassador to Panama in February 2016. The career diplomat has now announced his resignation.John Feeley, the U.S. ambassador to Panama, is stepping down from his post, citing irreconcilable differences with the Trump administration, Reuters reports.Feeley’s resignation, widely reported on Friday, is not a response to President Trump’s remarks Thursday at a noon meeting about immigration. Sources tell NPR that at that meeting, Trump referred to African nations as “shithole countries” and questioned why the U.S. admits immigrants from Haiti. Trump denies reports about his remarks, which have prompted uproar around the world.However, the ambassador to Panama had tendered his resignation by Thursday morning, before the meeting occurred, a State Department official tells NPR’s Michele Kelemen.Feeley, a career diplomat, informed the White House, the State Department and the Panamanian government “of his decision to retire for personal reasons, as of March 9 of this year,” the State Department says.Steve Goldstein, the undersecretary for diplomacy, told Michele that all ambassadors and other diplomats have the right to be in the job they chose and that it is up to them if they leave for moral reasons, or any other reason.Reuters has more detail on Feeley’s stated explanation of his resignation:“Feeley, one of the department’s Latin America specialists and among its [most senior] officers, made clear that he had come to a place where he no longer felt able to serve under Trump.” ‘As a junior foreign service officer, I signed an oath to serve faithfully the president and his administration in an apolitical fashion, even when I might not agree with certain policies,’ Feeley said, according to an excerpt of a resignation letter read to Reuters on Friday.” ‘My instructors made clear that if I believed I could not do that, I would be honor bound to resign. That time has come.’ “Editor’s note: NPR has decided in this case to spell out the vulgar word that the president reportedly used because it meets our standard for use of offensive language. It is “absolutely integral to the meaning and spirit of the story being told.”Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
X Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:49 Houston City Council approved on Wednesday a $650,000 contract with Lopez Negrete Communications to help the federal government get an accurate headcount in the 2020 census, but councilmembers were divided on whether to fund the effort to boost community outreach. Opponents like Councilmember Mike Knox were concerned the money would be used for partisan political work. “So we’re going to put these people out on the street to collect numbers and fill out the census,” Knox said. “And ‘oh while we’re there, let’s register you to vote.’” Councilmember Robert Gallegos dismissed those concerns. “It really frightens me to hear someone say ‘oh my God, they may register someone to vote,’” Gallegos said. “That’s frightening.”At last week’s meeting, some councilmembers said they shouldn’t spend the money in a tight budget year when they’re laying off firefighters to pay for Prop B salary increases. But Gallegos said Houston needs to invest in the census.“Due to the fact that we have a president that’s trying to undercount the Hispanic community in regards to placing a citizenship question, which is going to affect the city of Houston, I’m ashamed that you even tried to relate this to Prop B, to undercount the Hispanic community,” Gallegos said. The Supreme Court is expected to decide in the next few weeks whether the census will include the controversial question about immigration status.Others agreed with Gallegos for a different reason, saying the consultants would help get an accurate count of Houston residents who are still displaced from Harvey.The city could end up investing $1.5 million in census outreach initiatives if a second round of funding is approved. Billions of dollars in federal funding are at stake. Mayor Sylvester Turner said the city gets around $1,500 in federal funding for each person who is counted, and a 10% undercount of the population could cost the city $3.78 billion over the course of a decade. Last month, Turner wrote a letter to Gov. Greg Abbott asking for the state to contribute funding as well. “Past Texas Governors Clements and Bush issued executive orders to create State Complete Count Committees. These committees were tasked with promoting Census outreach,” Turner said. “I urge you to secure funding of $5 to $10 million for this important priority. It is a small price to pay to make sure all our residents are counted, and every dollar invested will come back to Texas many times over.” In 2020, the census forms will be available online, by phone or by mail. Six languages have been added. For the first time, people can respond in Arabic, French, Haitian Creole, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese and Tagalog. Share Wikimedia CommonsHouston City Hall.