Parents of Path Students Worry Less

first_img Some 1,007 cooks who prepare lunches for PATH beneficiaries are now being paid $323.8 million in salary directly from the Government, so that parents no longer have to worry about paying for their lunch.Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, said there was a 47 per cent increase in the 2017/18 budgetary allocation to the PATH programme, and with parents asked to pay $50 daily for the lunches for the students, the Government decided to take over the payment of cooks’ salaries, so parents who are poor no longer have to pay it.Senator Reid was addressing parents and teachers who attended a Sensitisation and Consultation Session at Glenmuir High School in Clarendon on August 28.“If the child is hungry, he won’t learn, and we don’t want them to stay away from school because they have no lunch money. There should be no embarrassment, victimisation or discrimination. The children will get lunch five days a week,” the Minister said.Senator Reid told the parents that in high schools where a concessionaire provides lunch, PATH recipients will also get their lunches from them.“There are some concessionaires with whom we have worked out a formula between them and the school as to how to use additional funding support, because, as a policy, we are saying to schools, all the children who are vulnerable and poor must be supported by the Government,” he said.On transportation, the Minister cited studies that showed some 20 per cent of students being absent from school because of transportation difficulties.He said that the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), which now services some parts of St. Catherine, is highly subsidised, so the cost of transportation for parents in urban areas is much less than it is for those in rural Jamaica.“We have built out capacity in 12 parishes, targeting the poorest of the poor, those who would not be able to send children to school because the bus fare is not there. We have given money to the school to contract private contractors to pick up your child from home, take them to school and back; so there is no excuse,” Senator Reid said. He said that the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), which now services some parts of St. Catherine, is highly subsidised, so the cost of transportation for parents in urban areas is much less than it is for those in rural Jamaica. Some 1,007 cooks who prepare lunches for PATH beneficiaries are now being paid $323.8 million in salary directly from the Government, so that parents no longer have to worry about paying for their lunch. Story Highlights Senator Reid told the parents that in high schools where a concessionaire provides lunch, PATH recipients will also get their lunches from them.last_img read more

Man accused of killing parents sister couldnt fathom why they were targeted

first_imgRED DEER, Alta. – A trial has been told that a central Alberta man accused of killing his parents and his sister refused to take a lie detector test or provide police with a DNA sample after learning he was a suspect.Jason Klaus, 42, is charged with first-degree murder and arson in the deaths of his parents, Gordon and Sandra Klaus, and his sister Monica Klaus.Police believe all three were killed before their Castor-area farmhouse was set on fire in December 2013.On Wednesday, RCMP Sgt. Rob Kropp testified police began tapping the accused’s phones on Jan. 23, 2014.Kropp said when the two met in person a few week later, Klaus told him that his lawyer advised him not to take a lie detector test, and a couple of months later, he refused to offer a DNA sample.Kropp also confirmed that Sandra Klaus’s remains were never found.Joshua Frank, a friend of Klaus, faces the same charges along with one related to animal cruelty.Klaus and Frank were arrested and charged in August 2014 after police dive teams discovered a key piece of evidence.(RD News Now)last_img read more

At 24 Asher Allen Retires From NFL

At 24, former Georgia Bulldog star football player Asher Allen, perhaps visualizing health concerns in the future, alerted Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier that he’s retiring.Allen, a three-year defensive back with the Vikings, has yet to say why he is quitting his profession, but he did suffer concussions in back-to-back seasons. With Junior Seau’s recent suicide and Dave Duerson’s and others — all because of brain injuries from playing football, it makes sense that Asher would give retiring as an option.But to do it at such a young age is surprising. Frazier said, “He’ll talk about it more at some point. But he explained to me that this was something he wanted to do. He had given it a lot of thought and that’s what he wanted to do.“I didn’t see that coming. But everybody has to make decisions that are the best for their family.”Allen became a starter last season after injuries hit the Vikings. He played in 12 games and started nine. The 2009 third-round draft choice added depth to the secondary. read more

Danny downgraded watches still on

first_img Related Items:danny, tropical storm Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 Aug 2015 – Danny is a Tropical Storm again now and according to the Bahamas Department of Meteorology, we will likely feel the effect of the system by late tomorrow or mid-week. The system, which was on Friday barreling WNW as a major Category three hurricane has lost momentum thankfully, but there is a new system right behind which has a high chance of becoming stronger. Tropical storm warnings as a result of Danny have been discontinued for countries that make up the Lesser Antilles like Anguilla, but remain in force for Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis and watches are on for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands among others. That new low pressure system will become a tropical depression in a matter of days the Natl Hurricane Center is saying; this one is moving westward at 20mph. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Sandals Foundation to the rescue for Dominica Update on the Tropics; System forecast to strengthen Hurricane Joaquin damaging and costly to TCIlast_img read more

Lincolns agent wants a swap deal with Barbosa

first_imgThe Internazionale Milan forward is expected to live the Italian Lega Serie A club after he comes back from a one-year loan at Santos in January22-year-old Brazilian forward Gabriel Barbosa was acquired by Internazionale Milan in 2016 from Santos.But after only playing nine matches, he was loaned to Portugal’s Benfica and then to Brazil’s Santos.And when he comes back from Brazil he’s expected to leave Inter.Now Brazillian footballer Lincoln’s agent claims the best thing his client can do it be swapped for Barbosa.Stefano Sensi, inter milanReport: Inter go top with win over Udinese George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Inter Milan are top of Serie A after beating Udinese to make it three wins out of three.Antonio Conte’s career at Inter Milan, could…“I think Lincoln’s ready to play in Europe,” he was quoted by Football Italia.“For top players, it’s always better to move as soon as possible so they can adapt quickly to elite football culture quickly. His clause? €50m.”“Swap with Gabigol? It would be a great deal for everyone. Gabigol is a great forward and for Flamengo, who want to be the best team in South America, he would be an excellent player, precisely because of his maturity,” he added.“However, it’d also be excellent for Inter because his investment would turn into an element with the same great qualities.”last_img read more

San Diego North Economic Development Councils 6th Annual Economic Summit

first_img Updated: 2:23 PM KUSI Newsroom San Diego North Economic Development Council’s 6th Annual Economic Summit Posted: April 11, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego North Economic Development Council’s 6th Annual Economic Summit was held Wednesday, April 10th in San Marcos.Hundreds of business and civic leaders attended including three North County mayors and more than 20 city councilmembers from the North County.Erik Bruvold, CEO, San Diego North Economic Development Council joined Good Morning San Diego to recap the event.While the economy at all levels has enjoyed a sustained level of prosperity in recent years, there are a number of economists who have suggested over the past several months that the economy is slowing and the expansion could be coming to an end, according to Bruvold.Two economic experts provided their 2019-2020 outlook on the economy and what it means for San Diego’s North County. April 11, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more