Education ministry – The Education Store http://the-education-store.com/ Wed, 18 May 2022 20:05:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://the-education-store.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/profile.png Education ministry – The Education Store http://the-education-store.com/ 32 32 The ministry holds meetings on the issue of school violence https://the-education-store.com/the-ministry-holds-meetings-on-the-issue-of-school-violence/ Wed, 18 May 2022 17:40:52 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/the-ministry-holds-meetings-on-the-issue-of-school-violence/ GLENYS Hanna Martin speaking at the School Board 2022 installation ceremony recently. EDUCATION Minister Glenys Hanna Martin said her department plans to meet with several stakeholders this week to discuss concerns about school violence and how the government plans to respond to it. This comes after a student at LW Young Junior High School was […]]]>

GLENYS Hanna Martin speaking at the School Board 2022 installation ceremony recently.

EDUCATION Minister Glenys Hanna Martin said her department plans to meet with several stakeholders this week to discuss concerns about school violence and how the government plans to respond to it.

This comes after a student at LW Young Junior High School was reportedly injured and had to be taken to hospital following a recent argument with another student from another school.

There was also another incident at the school involving a student who had to be restrained by administrative officials after losing her temper for unknown reasons.

In an interview with The Tribune last week, education director Marcellus Taylor said the situation led LW Young’s principal to step in to help defuse the situation.

But, according to him, the student in a fit of rage formed a fist and “swung” LW Young’s principal, “grazing” the administrator’s forehead in the process.

The Bahamas Educators and Managers Union, Steven McPhee, has denied allegations that the principal was attacked.

However, when asked to clarify what exactly happened at the school, Ms Hanna-Martin only said that some of the reports surrounding the incident were exaggerated.

Still, she noted that any act of violence on campus was a major concern. She said her department was actively trying to resolve the issue.

‘There was an incident at LW Young,’ she said before heading to a Cabinet meeting yesterday.

“The principal has a view there of what happened. Its union representative, Mr. McPhee, who is the president, spoke about it. I heard other people who weren’t there talking about it and so we have to be careful because there were so many exaggerated stories that came out of it, including stabbings and all that kind of stuff, that did not occur.

“So certainly the department would have received a report and would respond appropriately, but from what I understood from those who were there, the reports are completely exaggerated. However, we know that we have problems on the campus, on various campuses, and so it’s an ongoing concern. I think it has a lot to do with young people who have gone through isolation and the experience of the pandemic and so we’re trying to address those issues.

“We know there are issues, but we have to be careful not to fuel national narratives that aren’t accurate and feed fear that would take us in a different direction. We want to be a fact-based, rational, who understands what is going on, who is honest and who goes forward.

Ms Hanna-Martin also said officials believed many students were acting aggressively due to school disruptions caused by COVID-19.

“We didn’t get any data,” she added. “We see certain things and we speculate what those things mean, but from what we see internationally, there is scientific or imperial data indicating that children are affected emotionally.

“We don’t think Bahamians would be any different because they’ve been denied and isolated for very long periods of time in terms of socialization. So this week we’re actually going to meet with technical stakeholders to look at the situation to try to understand exactly what could have happened here and what our responses will be and we need to get some data because the Department of Education now has bring a major push to data so that we are able to make imperial decisions and policies based on scientific facts on the ground.

Police officers were fired at nine different public schools in New Providence in March after concerns were reignited over school safety following a stabbing at AF Adderley.

Among them were CH Reeves Junior High, Government High School, RM Bailey Senior High, CC Sweeting Senior High, AF Adderley Junior High, CV Bethel Senior High School and Doris Johnson Senior High.

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Sindh government and narcotics ministry to launch joint crackdown on drug mafia – Latest News – The Nation https://the-education-store.com/sindh-government-and-narcotics-ministry-to-launch-joint-crackdown-on-drug-mafia-latest-news-the-nation/ Mon, 16 May 2022 21:55:43 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/sindh-government-and-narcotics-ministry-to-launch-joint-crackdown-on-drug-mafia-latest-news-the-nation/ KARACHI – The Sindh government and the Federal Ministry of Narcotics have teamed up to eradicate drugs from society, especially educational institutions, and block the various routes from which drugs are smuggled into Karachi by developing a joint mechanism and deploying the forces concerned. The Chief Minister approved a working group consisting of the CM […]]]>

KARACHI – The Sindh government and the Federal Ministry of Narcotics have teamed up to eradicate drugs from society, especially educational institutions, and block the various routes from which drugs are smuggled into Karachi by developing a joint mechanism and deploying the forces concerned.

The Chief Minister approved a working group consisting of the CM himself and the Federal Minister of the Interior to monitor the situation once a month and set up committees with representatives of the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF), of Sindh Police and Excise Police to carry out an intelligence based crackdown on drug dealers and paddlers.

These decisions were taken in a meeting held here at CM House which was attended by Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah with his team and Federal Narcotics Minister Nawabzada Shahzain Bugti and his team.

Among those attending the meeting are ANF Commander Brigadier Viqar Haider, Major Mohammad Ali and Abdul Salam Khetran. The CM was assisted by its Minister of Education Syed Sardar Shah, Minister of Excise and Narcotics Mukesh Chawla, Minister of Social Affairs Sajid Jokhio, Legal Advisor Murtaza Wahab, IGP Sindh Mushtaq Maher, Addl IGP Karachi Ghulam Nabi Memon, IG Prison Kazir Nazir, Excise Secretary, and others.

The Chief Minister said that the use of narcotics was emerging at an alarming rate in our society. “The proliferation of drugs in Pakistan increased after the war in Afghanistan,” he said, citing a survey that said there were an estimated 6.8 million drug users in Pakistan.

“The slums serve as a breeding ground for drug abuse and trafficking,” Shah said and added, “Lyari and Sohrab Goth slums are the main hub of narcotics activity in Karachi.” IGP Karachi Ghulam Nabi Memon, who gave a detailed briefing, pointed out that the threat has now penetrated the education system.

He added that both men and women used various narcotic substances in colleges and universities. According to the Addl IGP, there is a close link between narcotics and crime. Most street criminals are drug addicts. Drugs used by addicts include hashish, cannabis, heroin, cocaine, crack, amphetamines, crystal/ICE, ecstasy/barbiturates/benzodiazepines.

22,970 detainees including 346 drug addicts and 22,624 drug traffickers were incarcerated in different prisons in the province

The meeting was informed that narcotics were neither grown nor manufactured in Sindh. Narcotics reach Karachi through four different routes. They come from Baluchistan via Qambar, Larkana, Dadu, Jamshoro to Karachi. Another route departs from Balochistan via Quetta, Sorab, Khuzdar, Wadh, Uthal, Gadani, Hub and then to Karachi. The third route starts from Punjab via Kashmore and reaches Karachi via Shikarpur, Larkana, Dadu and Jamshoro. The fourth route starts from Punjab via Sadiqabad and reaches Karachi via Pano Aqil, Sukkur, Khairpur, Hyderabad, Thatta then on to Karachi. The Chief Minister said that the Sindh Assembly had passed the Narcotic Substances Control (Sindh Amendment) Bill 2021. He added that the new amendment bill has included the use of synthetic drugs as a crime. “It defines narcotics into two categories, Category I includes coca leaf, cannabis and poppy straw while Category II includes cocaine, heroin and all manufactured drugs or any other contraband substance. Another IGP told the meeting that 1,714 narcotics traffickers had been identified, of whom 396 were in jail, 440 on bail and 878 at liberty. IG Prison Qazi Nair told the meeting that 22,970 prisoners including 346 drug addicts and 22,624 drug traffickers have been incarcerated in different prisons in the province. “Out of 346 drug addicts, two are convicted while out of 22,624 drug traffickers, 727 are convicted,” it was revealed.

According to Prison IG, drug addicted inmates are held in separate wards and they are regularly visited by specialists from the health department as well as prison doctors and given appropriate medication. Screening of drug addicts/addicts is carried out regularly and necessary forecasting, treatment therapy is provided to them inside the prison. Rehabilitation measures/efforts are taken by the prison department to reform drug addicts/addicts so that they can get rid of narcotics use and live a normal life after their release from prison. Separate quarters are established inside the prison to separate drug addicts/addicts from the other prison. Strict search/vigilance is carried out to prohibit the entry of narcotics inside the prison and items brought in by inmates and their visitors are thoroughly checked. Prisoners are also physically searched after returning from court production, interview and upon admission.

The meeting was informed that the provincial government has installed baggage screening machines at Karachi Central Jail, Hyderabad Central Jail and Sukkur Central Jail. The Chief Minister said his government has established two rehabilitation centres: in Haryana Colony Orangi and Landhi. He added that he has allocated four other buildings for drug rehabilitation centers: Malir Sports and Youth Affairs Development Center, Pak Colony, 100-bed Hospital New Karachi and KMC Leprosy Hospital Manghopir.

“We have a committee to purge our educational institutions, public and private, of drugs but we can clean up the city if the ANF joins us,” he said.

With that, Federal Narcotics Minister Shazain Bugti assured the Chief Minister that the ANF was at the disposal of the provincial government and that we would work together to purge the society of menace and the mafia. The Chief Minister and the Federal Minister for Narcotics have set up a working group under their joint supervision which would meet once a month and which would be informed.

The CM has also formed a joint committee comprised of officials from the Excise and Narcotics Department, Sindh Police and ANF to conduct intelligence-based operations in the province in general and in the city in particular. The committee would be informed by the government of Sindh. The meeting decided that the borders would be sealed and a major operation against the drug mafia would be carried out by Sindh Police, Excise and Narcotics Police and ANF.

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Ministry starts implementing school readiness test for pre-primary level in kindergartens https://the-education-store.com/ministry-starts-implementing-school-readiness-test-for-pre-primary-level-in-kindergartens/ Sun, 15 May 2022 11:51:00 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/ministry-starts-implementing-school-readiness-test-for-pre-primary-level-in-kindergartens/ Doha: The Ministry of Education and Higher Education has today started implementing the School Readiness Test for pre-primary to kindergarten stage, and it will continue until May 26 .This test aims to measure the readiness of the student to move from the preparatory phase to the first year of primary school, and it is applied […]]]>

Doha: The Ministry of Education and Higher Education has today started implementing the School Readiness Test for pre-primary to kindergarten stage, and it will continue until May 26 .
This test aims to measure the readiness of the student to move from the preparatory phase to the first year of primary school, and it is applied as part of the indicators of the strategy of the Ministry of Education.
Due to the importance of the test, the Department of Preschool Education has worked in this context to raise awareness among teachers, schools and assistants about it, knowing that it will be applied to 4,298 children in the 65 kindergartens of children of Qatar.
The school guidance department of the school affairs department of the Ministry of National Education and Higher Education organized the first forum for new psychologists from integration and specialized schools, in cooperation with the Roua Centre.
Dr. Flavia Muhammad Othman, a specialist in psychological counseling for students in the Department of Student Counseling, said that the ministry is keen to continuously train psychologists to increase their efficiency, develop their abilities and qualify them to deal with all problems and problems that should arise. deal with it in their field of work, due to its belief in the importance of student mental health.
She referred to the great role played by the psychologist in terms of early psychological intervention for individual cases, preventive counseling for students, teachers and parents, skill development of gifted and talented students, and treatment, modifying and changing student behavior in order to provide an appropriate psychological climate in the school environment.
For her part, Samira Ahmed Belkacem, a psychologist at the Roua Center, said the process of training new psychologists includes how to deal with students with special needs and their parents, and providing them with new treatment methods and plans. to develop their capacities and improve the experience of this category of students and their families.
For two days, the forum dealt with two main areas, the first on the professional practices of the psychologist and their relationship with the school employees, and the second on the professional relationship between the psychologist and the parent for the success of the project. individual teaching.

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Ministry of Health sets up independent task force to improve work culture, following reports of intimidation and death of Penang domestic worker | Malaysia https://the-education-store.com/ministry-of-health-sets-up-independent-task-force-to-improve-work-culture-following-reports-of-intimidation-and-death-of-penang-domestic-worker-malaysia/ Fri, 13 May 2022 09:52:26 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/ministry-of-health-sets-up-independent-task-force-to-improve-work-culture-following-reports-of-intimidation-and-death-of-penang-domestic-worker-malaysia/ Apart from the death in Penang, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin today noted that there have also been reports and complaints of incidents of bullying and mental stress issues faced not only by trainee doctors, but also health service personnel in the performance of their duties. — photo by Bernama KUALA LUMPUR, 13 May – The […]]]>

Apart from the death in Penang, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin today noted that there have also been reports and complaints of incidents of bullying and mental stress issues faced not only by trainee doctors, but also health service personnel in the performance of their duties. — photo by Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR, 13 May – The Ministry of Health (MoH) today announced the formal formation of the Independent Working Culture Improvement Task Force in Healthcare (HWCITF) to look into issues such as the death of a trainee doctor at Penang Hospital, amid reports of incidents of bullying and mental stress faced by healthcare staff.

Apart from the death in Penang, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin today noted that there have also been reports and complaints of incidents of bullying and mental stress issues faced not only by trainee doctors, but also health service personnel in the performance of their duties.

He then indicated that this newly formed independent working group would therefore cover the aspects of the work culture and the management of the nursing staff in order to ensure the delivery of a quality and professional service.

“I would like to emphasize that the Ministry of Health Malaysia is very committed to its efforts to improve the working environment for health service personnel in general and to eliminate the toxic work culture in the health establishments of the Ministry of Health. Health,” Khairy said in the statement announcing the training. and panel members of this new working group.

“I also recognize that this effort would need some time to bear fruit, but I want to emphasize that a conducive and harmonious work environment begins with respect, support and help from our colleagues. Now is not the time to argue, now is not the time to point fingers.

Noting that healthcare workers had faced the challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic together and with the country now in the transition to the endemic phase thanks to their commitment and close cooperation, Khairy stressed that each of the health personnel had managed to create an important story together. He paid tribute to all, including nurses, trainee doctors or housekeepers, paramedics, doctors, specialists or those who had planned the pandemic management plan.

With more than 270,000 staff in the Ministry of Health, Khairy highlighted their primary responsibility to ensure the safety of all patients treated and the delivery of high quality health services to Malaysians.

For this new working group which will be led by the former Secretary General of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Datuk Siti Hamisah Tapsir and which will have eight experts among its members, Khairy said that he would present his conclusions to him in two months. today.

What the working group will do

Earlier in his statement, Khairy said that he, as Minister of Health, assessed and selected the members of the HWCITF, and said its purpose and role would cover six areas.

The first would be to analyze and assess the work culture and management of health service staff in general and trainee doctors in particular, which would include workload and working hours, complaint channels, leadership, mentoring and training, performance appraisal, service delivery and career opportunities.

This would also include analyzing information and findings from the investigation into the incident of the trainee doctor’s death at Penang Hospital.

The working group would also gain insight into the work culture and human resource management process for health services in general and trainee physicians in particular, with briefings and engagement sessions to be held with relevant divisions of the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Health staff, agencies, non-governmental organizations and any individual as needed.

Khairy said the HWCITF would also propose the appointment of related consultants to the Ministry of Health to support the functions of the task force if needed; conduct related studies and analyses; and to prepare evaluation reports and proposals for the improvement of the work culture and the management of human resources — for the health services in general and for the trainee doctors in particular — to be presented to the Minister of Health within two months of the date of the establishment of the working group (today).

Working group members

Siti Hamisah, who will chair the task force, has 33 years of experience as a public servant, including serving as Chief Executive of Higher Education from 2017 to 2019 and is currently Vice Chancellor of UCSI University.

The eight members would be professionals and experts in their own fields, including Datuk Hamidah Naziadin who has 31 years of experience in the field of human resources and who had in the past been director of human resources of CIMB group and also former CEO of Yayasan. CIMB manages the bank’s corporate social responsibility program.

Hamidah is also a board member of the National Sports Council and someone who is active in mentoring and training young people and women in various fields.

The second member is Professor Dr Zabidi AM Hussin, a pediatrician specializing in pediatric neurology and medical education, and who is currently also Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University and Professor of Paediatrics at the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the International Medical University, as well as the Chairman of the Malaysian Medical Council Sub-Committee on Trainee Doctors or Housekeepers.

Other members include Barrister Mohamed Ridza Mohamed Abdulla and Associate Professor Dr Amer Siddiq Amer Nordin, a consultant psychiatrist and smoking cessation specialist in the Department of Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya.

The task force also includes the Managing Director of IMU Healthcare, Dr Chong Su-Lin, who is both a UK medical graduate and holds an MBA from the London School of Business, with his experience in both the medical and management fields, including previous roles. as CEO of Sunway Medical Center, CEO of Prince Court Medical Center and Executive Director of the Beacon International Specialist Center.

Manvir Victor, who is an activist and representative of the World Health Organization as a global patient advocate, is also part of the task force, with his declared expertise in communication and media, security patients, brand development, crisis management and reputation.

In addition to a representative from the Department of Public Services, the task force will also include Sivaramakrishnan Balasubramanian who is said to have expertise in organizing and designing work to address structural issues, succession planning and career paths, potential for construction and strategic workforce planning.

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More visa updates – Indonesia Expat https://the-education-store.com/more-visa-updates-indonesia-expat/ Wed, 11 May 2022 11:16:21 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/more-visa-updates-indonesia-expat/ The Ministry of Law and Human Rights has included more updated requirements for foreigners wishing to apply for an Indonesian visa. “The update is stipulated by the decree of the law and the number of the Ministry of Human Rights M.HH03.GR.01.01 regarding the types of activities for foreigners within the framework of granting visas during […]]]>

The Ministry of Law and Human Rights has included more updated requirements for foreigners wishing to apply for an Indonesian visa.

“The update is stipulated by the decree of the law and the number of the Ministry of Human Rights M.HH03.GR.01.01 regarding the types of activities for foreigners within the framework of granting visas during the management of the spread of COVID-19 and the national economic recovery,” said the Deputy Coordinator public relations department of the general directorate of immigration. , Achmad Nur Saleh, in a written statement received in Jakarta on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

In the previous regulations, the limited stay visas (VITAS) that foreigners could apply for were for work (C312), investment (C313 or C314), family union (C317) and the pursuit of studies (C316). ). The latest rules published on April 28 state that foreigners can apply for VITAS in order to participate in training and scientific research (C315) and repatriation (C318).

Saleh added that foreigners can also apply for a visit visa for transit stays and sports stays (B211A).

This includes journalist visits and film making visits (B211C),” he said.

A sports visa application must come with additional requirements, in the form of an invitation letter from the Indonesian government. It can also take the form of a letter of recommendation from an international organization organizing activities.

Meanwhile, for journalistic visits and cinematographic visits, visa applicants must include a permit from a competent authority.

The Ministry of Finance itself regulates the new adjustment of the Immigration Services by PMK number 9/PMK.02/2022 regarding the types and rates of non-tax state revenue (PNBP).

Referring to the regulations, a single visit visa application is subject to a fee of Rp 2 million, while the visa fee is always the same, i.e. USD 150 plus Rp 200,000.

Also read the Single Entry Visitor Visa and VoA Extension Rules

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PIWC-Takoradi Women’s Ministry Donates to Widows, Elders https://the-education-store.com/piwc-takoradi-womens-ministry-donates-to-widows-elders/ Mon, 09 May 2022 14:57:33 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/piwc-takoradi-womens-ministry-donates-to-widows-elders/ widows The Pentecost International Worship Center (PIWC) Women’s Ministries in Takoradi culminated its Women’s Week celebration with a donation to the elderly and widows of the church. Women’s Ministries also donated a hand-held sewing machine to a member who was teaching others how to sew, so that she could continue to help interested women. Additionally, […]]]>

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The Pentecost International Worship Center (PIWC) Women’s Ministries in Takoradi culminated its Women’s Week celebration with a donation to the elderly and widows of the church.

Women’s Ministries also donated a hand-held sewing machine to a member who was teaching others how to sew, so that she could continue to help interested women.

Additionally, an industrial sewing machine was donated to an Intellectually Disabled Person (IDD) from the church to start a sewing business.

This celebration, with the theme: “Women, equipped as an army to possess the nations”, was celebrated with a series of activities, including seminars where women were brought through various topics related to the theme.

Ms. Judith McClain-Afful, Head of Women’s Ministries, said that as church stakeholders, they should organize programs and activities to equip women to impact society through the through Christlike character, evangelism, and service.
The ministry existed to seek the welfare of young women and nurture them with divine values ​​and principles to become good mothers, wives and sisters.
She said the donation was part of a ministry project | nicknamed: “friends of the elderly”, where women over 60 received a little love.
“We want to start this project today, after which it will be extended to women in rural areas in the next semester. It’s because there’s a saying that charity starts at home,” Ms McClain-Afful said.
She praised the overwhelming attendance of members and expressed hope that more young women from the church would join their monthly meetings.
“Women, let us remember that when we come together it is up to God, so whatever the program is, let’s come because no one comes and sits at the feet of Jesus and comes back the same,” he said. she declared.
When women are firmly anchored in the Lord, it has a positive impact on the whole family and the result would be a peaceful, joyful and godly home, Ms McClain-Afful said, and called for the support of men in their activities.

She expressed her gratitude to the Past Leaders and Executive, who have worked hard to bring the ministry this far, and to the Resident Minister, Pastor Daniel Okyei Boakye and his wife for their immense support and guidance.

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Director of St. Paul’s Children and Youth Ministry Can’t Wait to Get Started | Schools https://the-education-store.com/director-of-st-pauls-children-and-youth-ministry-cant-wait-to-get-started-schools/ Sat, 07 May 2022 20:00:00 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/director-of-st-pauls-children-and-youth-ministry-cant-wait-to-get-started-schools/ After five years of working with 2 and 3 year olds, Barbara Kent has moved on to older and younger children. Kent is the new director of children and youth ministry at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. She was previously a teacher’s assistant at the church’s Learning Tree Nursery School. “I just have such a […]]]>

After five years of working with 2 and 3 year olds, Barbara Kent has moved on to older and younger children.

Kent is the new director of children and youth ministry at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. She was previously a teacher’s assistant at the church’s Learning Tree Nursery School.

“I just have such a desire and such a passion to bring kids back to church,” Kent said. “After the pandemic, we kind of lost a lot of our little ones. It’s just a passion and a desire for me to see that return.”

In a church Facebook post, St. Paul pastor Reverend Emery Mason said Kent’s “passion for making a difference in the lives of children, youth and families is impressive and infectious.” .

Learning Tree director Margaret Wagner said Kent’s best quality was “his ability to connect with children”.

“Young people are going to be thrilled,” Wagner said.

Kent said she will work at Learning Tree until the end of the 2022 term on May 13. She said she would work with school-aged children, as well as teenagers, in her new position.

“It’s a challenge for me and a learning curve,” Kent said. “I’m super excited because of all the things you can do with them. There’s a lot of things you can do with the young people. They can go to camps. They can go on mission trips and work camps. . I’m excited about that with the older kids.”

Kent said she is particularly interested in rebuilding programs impacted by COVID-19 closures.

“During the pandemic, they kind of got lost,” she said. “We closed and (former children’s director) Susan Thompson had retired. And there was no one actively looking for these children during the pandemic. My biggest goal is to bring these children in and bring them back. .”

She said she and others were working on a mail reader “to let people know we’re here and want you back.”

Other plans include small events, such as a Sunday Fun Day.

“We have them when they’re here for church and then we have lunch and then we do a movie or maybe a gym day and do things to socialize with them,” Kent said, adding that she wanted to do neighborhood drawings. the church.

Kent said Mason began working to revive the youth program several months ago.

“They actively had youngsters on Wednesday nights,” she said. “They kind of built that backup and brought those kids back.”

She said her vision for young people involves growth and retention.

“I wish we had them not just in their youth, but when they graduate, that they carry on,” she said. “One of my biggest things with young people is service. I want them to be part of St. Paul, not just go to St. Paul. I want them to own and participate in the things we do to get them connected here.”

She said her two teenage children were involved in St. Paul’s youth program.

“It helped me in my decision to support young people as well,” she said.

Prior to working at St. Paul, Kent worked with the nursery program and the Celebrate Recovery program at New Hope Assembly of God.

Meet Barbara Kent

AGE: 56 years old.

HOMETOWN: Anchorage, Alaska.

EDUCATION: Palo Duro High School, Amarillo, Texas.

FAMILY: Daughter, Julia; son, Jacob.

HOBBIES: “I love spending time with my kids. We go on short little adventures. We love watching movies together.”

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Rand Paul Grills DHS Head On Creepy ‘Ministry Of Truth’ https://the-education-store.com/rand-paul-grills-dhs-head-on-creepy-ministry-of-truth/ Thu, 05 May 2022 19:10:00 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/rand-paul-grills-dhs-head-on-creepy-ministry-of-truth/ Rand Paul Grills DHS Head On Creepy ‘Ministry Of Truth’ “We can’t even agree on what disinformation is” Steve Watson On Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul asked Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas about the recently announced “disinformation governance board,” noting that there’s not even agreement on what is misinformation and that the government has […]]]>

Rand Paul Grills DHS Head On Creepy ‘Ministry Of Truth’

“We can’t even agree on what disinformation is”

Steve Watson

On Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul asked Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas about the recently announced “disinformation governance board,” noting that there’s not even agreement on what is misinformation and that the government has a long history of spreading it.

Paul asked Mayorkas about the new board, which has been dubbed a “ministry of truth” by critics, referencing George Orwell. 1984.

The senator asked the DHS chief “Do you think the Steele dossier included Russian misinformation?” prompting Mayorkas to respond that he is “not equipped” to respond to this.

Paul continued, “You say your new misinformation advice is going to help the public misinform. You claim that it will not be a national question, but a question of foreigners. Those bad Russians.

“Here is my question,” he continued. The FBI concludes that the Steele dossier was full of Russian disinformation. CNN has gladly propagated this misinformation for years and years. The difference between your opinion and ours is that no matter how despicable it is that CNN spread this misinformation, I wouldn’t lecture them, I wouldn’t say on a government website that CNN is wrong to spread misinformation .

“We can’t even agree on what disinformation is!” Paul asserted, adding “You can’t even admit that it was disinformation that the Russians gave information to the Steele dossier!”

Mayorkas replied, “Where we get involved is where there is connectivity between disinformation and homeland security threats.”

“Well, the Russians could be considered that,” retorted Paul, adding “You mentioned that the other day when you were trying to get away from censorship.”

“Let’s say you find misinformation and CNN releases it, what are you going to do? Are you going to tell Putin, ‘you shouldn’t do that’?” Paul then questioned.

Mayorkas then tried to distract Paul by talking about drug cartels.

Elsewhere during the hearing, Mayorkas admitted he was “unaware” of the crazy videos his new Truth Ministry chief, Nina Jankowicz, had previously posted on social media.

As we noted earlier this week, Jankowicz said free speech made her “shiver” and falsely called the Hunter Biden laptop story “Russian disinformation.”

When pressed about it by Republican Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy, Mayorkas said, “I wasn’t aware of that,” adding, “We don’t discuss the internal hiring process, ultimately. of account as secretary, I am responsible for the decisions of the Department. internal security.

He continued: “I understand that Ms. Jankowicz is a subject matter expert in the area in which she will be working on behalf of the department.”

Jankowicz is also on a video describing legitimate concerns about the teaching of critical race theory in Loudoun County schools as “for-profit misinformation,”

The full Senate hearing with Mayorkas is below:

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Review needs of gig workers at top of department’s list https://the-education-store.com/review-needs-of-gig-workers-at-top-of-departments-list/ Sun, 01 May 2022 23:54:11 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/review-needs-of-gig-workers-at-top-of-departments-list/ PUTRAJAYA: Specific legislation for gig economy workers and helping the government achieve a new target for highly skilled workers will be on the Human Resources Ministry’s to-do list. His Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan said the ministry was concerned about the needs and welfare of some four million Malaysians working in the gig economy. The […]]]>

PUTRAJAYA: Specific legislation for gig economy workers and helping the government achieve a new target for highly skilled workers will be on the Human Resources Ministry’s to-do list.

His Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan said the ministry was concerned about the needs and welfare of some four million Malaysians working in the gig economy.

The figure is a big jump from the pre-Covid-19 pandemic days, when there were some 500,000 workers.

With the increase in numbers, the ministry, through the Social Security Organization (Socso), introduced a special social security scheme to provide protection for the self-employed.

“We are concerned about the needs of gig workers.

“We will consider whether there is a need to develop legislation specifically to oversee and protect workers in the gig economy,” he said in his Workers’ Day message yesterday.

Saravanan said the job market today is no longer limited to the employer market, adding that “now it is about the employee market.”

“Employees now have the choice of finding employment in other sectors, and the labor economy offers higher incomes based on their skills,” he said.

Saravanan said that to help increase the percentage of skilled workers to 35% by 2030, his ministry will play its part to ensure the successful implementation of the national Technical and Vocational Training and Education (TVET) programme.

On the monthly minimum wage of RM1,500 which came into effect yesterday, the minister said the decision to increase the amount was to encourage greater participation in the local job market, and the minimum wage could help to attract more job seekers.

“The decision to increase the minimum wage is made after careful study and review with the participation of stakeholders and parties,” he said.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced in March the establishment of the new minimum wage for the country this year.

Saravanan said his ministry had also worked with the International Labor Organization (ILO) to launch a national action plan on forced labor 2021-2025.

“This action plan is our commitment to ensure that the issue of forced labor is collectively and effectively addressed in order to protect Malaysia’s image and reputation,” he said.

In March, Malaysia ratified ILO Protocol 29, also known as the 2014 Protocol to the Forced Labor Convention, 1930.

Issues of forced labor and the treatment of workers, especially foreign workers, have placed the country in a difficult situation, especially in the annual report on human trafficking.

Saravanan said the ministry is committed to ensuring the welfare and welfare of the workers, which he described as “the pulse and the pillar of nation building”.

“I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all workers in Malaysia for their sacrifices, commitment and contribution to economic recovery.

“As Minister of Human Resources, I am committed to ensuring that your rights as workers are always protected.

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The Ministry of Sports clearly misses golden opportunities https://the-education-store.com/the-ministry-of-sports-clearly-misses-golden-opportunities/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 06:03:55 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/the-ministry-of-sports-clearly-misses-golden-opportunities/ Dear Editor, I was talking to old friends, including my former boss who I worked with, and we fear the government is so short-sighted that it seems determined to use sport like a soccer ball. If we are serious about healing and this talk on One Guyana, sports is the perfect vehicle, but for some […]]]>

Dear Editor,

I was talking to old friends, including my former boss who I worked with, and we fear the government is so short-sighted that it seems determined to use sport like a soccer ball. If we are serious about healing and this talk on One Guyana, sports is the perfect vehicle, but for some reason we are so arrogant in this ministry that we are missing golden opportunities. We sent our team to the Olympics in red, clearly to send a political message and the minister said he has nothing to do with identifying the color but makes no excuses in a polarized society where red is associated with the ruling party. A request to the boss of the Olympic association to explain how pure red was identified as the color of our Guyana Olympic team, I was told there was not even the courtesy of an accused of reception.

I remember when I was working as a driver for Mr. Green, on a visit to Unity Village, Mahaica, we went to Sonny Mohan, who told us there was a boy in his area, who was passing hours playing cricket but lacked top class cricket equipment. Sonny took us to the boy; Mr. Green got him into his vehicle and drove him to his Lodge residence. Mr Green provided him with new cricket equipment, he had just arrived from the UK and asked me to take him back to Mahaica. There was no idea who or what he was, but years later it turned out that this boy was the West Indies team’s famous and most trusted batsman, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, and c t is how Mr. Green, then mayor, had this road from the president’s office, renamed Shiv Chanderpaul Drive. There are other incidents where sport has been used to bring our young people together.

I have been told that efforts have been made to have one of Mr Green’s grandsons represent Guyana in swimming at the recently concluded CARIFTA games, but the nephew of a prominent government figure is now wielding influence and maybe a check on the Swimming Association. Why this offer to have the boy swim for Guyana found enthusiasm is no secret. Apparently, this initiative did not find favor with the ruling elite, even if for some time sports personalities of Guyanese descent living abroad were asked to represent Guyana at various international events. Maybe that boy’s name and his family ties must have been the obstacle.

I am told that this boy, E. Hamilton Stubbs-Green, represented Antigua in swimming at the CARIFTA Games in Barbados. In the junior category, he won two gold medals, one silver and one bronze. In swimming, the Guyana team came back empty-handed. Sport, culture and education in general should have no political consideration. In other words, if we wish to encourage our young people to do their best, regardless of race, color, creed or their parental political ties. I am upset that young Green was able to bring glory and honor to Guyana at the CARIFTA Games.

Sincerely,

Eric Moseley MS

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