Education Minister Expresses Concern about Graduation Spending

first_imgRelatedEducation Minister Expresses Concern about Graduation Spending RelatedEducation Minister Expresses Concern about Graduation Spending Education Minister Expresses Concern about Graduation Spending UncategorizedJuly 5, 2007 RelatedEducation Minister Expresses Concern about Graduation Spendingcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Education and Youth, Maxine Henry Wilson, has cautioned parents against spending too much money on their children’s graduation attire, especially at the basic and primary levels, as uniforms, books and school fees were much more important to a child’s education.“When these little ones leave (primary school) they are going to secondary school and the investment you have to make in them to succeed in secondary school is probably five times the investment you have made for them in primary school,” she told parents at yesterday (July 4) North Street Primary School graduation ceremony held at the North Street United Church downtown Kingston.“When I go to schools, people will come to me and say.teacher says that my daughter cannot graduate if she does not have a gown that cost this or that .we could have better use for that money,” she stated.She pointed out that children at the basic and primary levels were not really graduating but were instead moving on to another stage in their educational development. “Children of three and four cannot graduate because to graduate means that you have completed a certain course of study. What they can do is leave one section of school and go to another,” she noted.The Education Minister also appealed to the parents to continue to support their children as they pursue their secondary level education. “One of the characteristics that children who succeed have in common is that they have the support of their parents from grade one to grade 13 and beyond,” she pointed out.“We have to recognize that they have many more lines along the journey and that you have to help them to walk each step along that journey to give them the confidence,” Mrs. Henry Wilson continued.In the meantime, she urged the graduates to not only strive for academic excellence as they pursue their secondary education but strive to have good values and attitudes.“The Mathematics and the English is important but that is just a part of it.the other part is you having what we call good values, good manners, things like punctuality, respect for authority, respect for others and for self. Many persons have a lot of CXC’s but they don’t have good manners, they don’t present themselves properly.so good values are equally important,” she stated.“It is not your circumstances that defines, who you want to be. excellence is embodied in every single one of you here, you are capable of being the very best that you want to be,” she told the graduates. Advertisementslast_img read more

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Four characteristics of successful business development

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Extend your CU’s reach by building productive relationships within the community.by. Sean McDonaldCredit union business development is the art of building relationships with local businesses, community organizations, and existing and potential members. It’s more than just bringing business through the door; the goal is to increase your credit union’s viability and visibility within its community.Put another way, business development professionals often serve as the public face of the credit union.This individual might represent your credit union at business and community functions, and he or she might even be your credit union’s official spokesperson. The credit union business development professional might also be called on to act as coach, mediator, contact person, loan officer, teller, report runner, data analyzer, project manager, or marketing coordinator.Many credit unions are creating their own business development departments or assigning business development responsibilities to other departments—most often the marketing department. Collaboration between those two functions is important, but they require different skill sets. Training and professional development are crucial, as is the realization that not everyone is meant to be a business development professional. continue reading »last_img read more

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Harvey Weinstein expelled from Motion Picture Academy

first_img Related Gotham/GC Images(LOS ANGELES) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted to expel Harvey Weinstein, following numerous allegations of sexual harassment or assault against the former movie mogul and producer, the film academy announced Saturday in a statement.“The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors met today to discuss the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, and has voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority to immediately expel him from the Academy,” the statement read.“We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over,” it continued. “What’s at issue here is a deeply troubling problem that has no place in our society. The Board continues to work to establish ethical standards of conduct that all Academy members will be expected to exemplify.”The 54-member board followed in the footsteps of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, known as BAFTA, which earlier this week also revoked the membership of Weinstein.Weinstein has been accused of sexual misconduct by numerous women, including actresses Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie. He was fired last week from The Weinstein Co. he helped found.The former movie mogul and producer has two Oscar nominations personally and has had a long history with the Academy. During his tenure first at Miramax and then at The Weinstein Co., the companies’ films were nominated for 341 Academy Awards and won 81.In related news, French President Emmanuel Macron told a French television network on Sunday that he is seeking to have Weinstein’s French Legion of Honor award revoked. Weinstein received the award in 2012.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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