State funding for early education restored, but services this year could still be affected

first_imgEducation | Juneau | Juneau Schools | State GovernmentState funding for early education restored, but services this year could still be affectedAugust 14, 2019 by Zoe Grueskin, KTOO Share:Amber Frommherz, director of Tlingit & Haida’s Head Start program, pictured in one of five Juneau Head Start classrooms on July 24, 2019. (Photo by Zoe Grueskin/KTOO)Gov. Mike Dunleavy agreed Tuesday to restore funding for early education in Alaska. But educators in Juneau say that even with funding back in place, services this year could be affected.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2019/08/14Early.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.In June, the governor vetoed nearly $9 million for Head Start and early learning programs from the state operating budget.The Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, which operates 15 Head Start classrooms around Southeast, planned to respond to those cuts by closing three classrooms and discontinuing bus services.Tlingit and Haida Head Start director Amber Frommherz said the funding reversal is good news — but it’s not yet certain if all services will be restored.“Plans have been put in place that it’s hard to walk back from, because this was such a disruption,” she said.Frommherz said she and her staff are working to open all classrooms in September, but it will be a scramble. Reinstating bus services will be a particular challenge, she said, because they’ve already gotten out of their contracts.Juneau School District had hoped to add preschool classrooms this year. But with the start of the school year just around the corner, superintendent Bridget Weiss said that’s off the table for now.“It’s very disruptive to the system to try to do that and find a teacher and move forward right now with expanding a classroom,” Weiss said.But if it’s too late to add an entire preschool classroom, Weiss said the restored state funding gives the district more room to expand services in other ways. That could include more full-day and after-school preschool programs. Weiss said those changes could happen this school year.The first day of preschool at Juneau schools is Aug. 27. Tlingit and Haida Head Start classrooms will open in early September.Share this story:last_img read more

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Ex-M&S exec Simon Webster to lead Silvertown Quays regeneration in London’s Royal Docks

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To Restore ‘NK-China Relations’…A New Signal Is Coming out?

first_imgAnalysis & Opinion To Restore ‘NK-China Relations’…A New Signal Is Coming out? SHARE [imText1]Would the NK-China Relations be restored, which became loose after the missile conflict? It has been confirmed that last 28th Jang Sung Taek, vice head officer of the Labor Party, and Park Jae Kyung, head of the People’s Army, must have gotten on the special train which passed via Dandong, China. At the same time, some predict that after a long discussion, Chinese leaders would decide to invite high-raking officers of North Korea to restore the relations between the two. Particularly, it was informed that President Hu jintao of China will deliver his official invitation to North Korea via the U.S. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming to Pyongyang, North Korea this early week. On the 3rd, Yonhap News reported that an information source from Seoul revealed, “As far as we know, Chinese leaders judged the NK-China summit talk necessary and so decided to invite Kim Jong Il to China”. Related to this, NHK Korean broadcasting reported that on the 1st, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Wu Daiwei stated “on the first anniversary of the (9.19) Joint Statement, we will surely make North Korea return to the summit six-party talks”. Vice minister Wu Daiwei mentioned like this to former vice president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party of Japan Yamasaki Taku who had stayed in Beijing, China and emphasized China should make a great effort to resume the six-party talks as a Chair-country. Some predict that estranged because of the missile conflict and the UN Security Council Resolution, the NK-China relations will be restored. It has been known that especially Chinese leaders have had a discussion on how to deal with the relations aggravated after the missile conflict. Some leaders claim that to be a responsible world leader that joined the WTO and is supposed to hold the 2008 Olympic, China should draw the line between the two. On the other hand, others asserted that given the strategic importance and traditional relations between the two, the aggravation of NK-China relations is not desirable. Yet, it has been known that China is necessary to improve the relations because if North Korea experiments nuclear weapons, the benefits of China will be greatly damaged. On the 28th when Kim Jong Il was rumored to visit to China, the Foreign Ministry of North Korea publicized a statement saying North Korea can experiment nuclear weapons through which tried to pressure China. An information source of China informed that during that time, North Korean leaders staying in Beijing had an argument with the Chinese Foreign Ministry about the financial sanctions. Some view that after the argument the Chinese Foreign Ministry would suggest economic aids to North Korea and plan to invite it specifically. At the present, the hot issue surrounding North Korea is the financial sanctions against the illegal activities of North Korea. North Korea has pressured China with nuclear experiments. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher R. Hill, U.S representative of the six-party talks, is to have stayed in Beijing for a week from the 4th. It seems that during the visit period China will explain to him about the way to make North Korea return to the six-party talks. However, in principle the U.S is not likely to concede the lift of financial sanctions because it is a legal matter and under the U.S constitutions. Thus the ultimate problem is how China will persuade and attract North Korea to the six-party talks. If China is successful about this, the relations between NK-China will improve as well. On the other hand, if China is not successful, the relations between the two will be aggravated. The future movement of China is attracting an attention. Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center Analysis & Opinion Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Facebook Twitter By Daily NK – 2006.09.04 11:41am Analysis & Opinion Analysis & Opinion AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke”last_img read more

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Hwang Jang Yop to Be Buried in National Cemetery

first_imgNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Hwang Jang Yop to Be Buried in National Cemetery Facebook Twitter President of the Committee for Democratization of North Korea Hwang Jang Yop will be laid to rest in Daejeon National Cemetery tomorrow afternoon. Announcing the decision, an official with the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs revealed, “We have decided that he can be laid to rest in the national cemetery because he is a possessor of the people’s medal, the Mugunghwa Medal, so the requirements declared by the law of the National Cemetery have been met.” A ceremony to send off Hwang will happen tomorrow morning at Seoul Hyundai Asan Medical Center, and the funeral will be held at around 3 P.M. in Daejeon National Cemetery, around 180km south of Seoul. The law covering the establishment and management of the National Cemetery declares that anyone who has made a remarkable contribution to the country or society may be buried there on the basis of a Presidential Order. News SHARE News center_img There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest By Kim Tae Hong – 2010.10.13 2:39pm AvatarKim Tae Hong Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

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Seoul Allows Hyun to Visit NK, Rep. Park’s Request Turned…

first_img North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest South Korea greenlit a request to visitNorth Korea made by Hyun Jeong Eun, chairwoman of the Hyundai Group, whilerejecting a proposal from a main opposition lawmaker with the New PoliticsAlliance for Democracy and vice-president of the Kim Dae Jung Peace Center,Park Ji Won on Tuesday. However, it said it would allow officials from thePeace Center to make the cross-border journey. This comes after two delegationsrespectively requested approval from the South Korean government to visit theKaesong Industrial Complex on December 24th. “Given that Rep. Park visited the North onthe 16th, we decided to turn down the proposal as we believe in overall it isnot appropriate for a politician to visit again,” an official from Seoul’sMinistry of Unification said. “We did take into consideration the fact that itcould spark up a political debate.”Regarding approval for the HyundaiGroup chairwoman and the Peace Center members, the same official stated it to be based on humanitarian grounds, as it is an extension of thevisit made on the 16th to commemorate the third anniversary of former NorthKorean leader Kim Jong Il’s death. As such, seven people will make the tripfrom Kim Dae Jung Peace Center, including former culture minister Kim Song Jae,and seven will travel as part of Hyun’s delegation on the 24th. The journey follows an invitation extendedby North Korea’s Kim Yang Gon, director of the United Front Department of theChosun Workers’ Party on Friday, to express gratitude to those who sent condolencesfor Kim Jong Il.  RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News By Daily NK – 2014.12.23 6:12pm Seoul Allows Hyun to Visit NK, Rep. Park’s Request Turned Downcenter_img Facebook Twitter Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] News News SHARElast_img read more

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CIBC shifts more than $25 million to court amid ownership dispute

first_img Related news James Langton The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has granted an application brought by Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) seeking to shift $25.7 million and US$69,000 that the bank had frozen in the accounts of a cryptocurrency payment processor Costodian Inc. to the court so that the ownership of the funds can be sorted out.The frozen funds relate to “intended cryptocurrency transactions by hundreds of individuals on an exchange platform operated by … QuadrigaCX using payment processor Costodian Inc.,” the court states in its decision. According to the decision, CIBC froze Costodian’s two accounts and the three personal accounts of the company’s sole director and officer, Jose Reyes, after he transferred approximately $2.3 million from one of its small business accounts to his personal accounts in late 2017.“CIBC has not been able to determine to what extent the depositors, Costodian, Reyes, Quadriga and/or Billerfy Labs Inc. are entitled to the disputed funds,” the decision states.As a result, CIBC sought an order enabling it to pay the funds into court so that “the 388 depositors may be put on notice and the entitlement to the disputed funds can be resolved.”In its decision, the court found that CIBC established “there is a real foundation for the expectation of competing claims with respect to the disputed funds.”It ordered the bank to pay the disputed funds to the accountant of the Superior Court, while the question of who owns the funds is resolved.The court, however, declined to absolve the bank of liability stemming from the dispute, noting that the respondents in the case “allege that CIBC wrongfully froze the accounts.”It is not in a position to determine whether the bank has any liability, the court ruled. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter BoC digital currency would be greener than Bitcoin, deputy says Abstract bitcoin crypto currency blockchain technology on global world map illustration olgazhurba/123RF U.S. businesses may have to report crypto assets to IRS Bitcoin surge doesn’t affect damages, B.C. court says Keywords CryptoassetsCompanies CIBC last_img read more

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Investors convinced on sustainability, practical challenges persist

first_img Canadians need education on ESG investing Sustainable investment skepticism has declined notably as climate concerns take centre stage with institutional investors — yet obstacles to investing sustainably remain, a new survey finds.U.K.-based asset manager Schroder Investment Management Ltd. has reported that its latest survey of institutional investors found that the number of sustainable investment cynics has dropped over the past couple of years. James Langton 123RF Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Global insurers’ focus on ESG will impact energy sector: report Back in 2017, 20% of respondents said that they didn’t believe in sustainable investing. That’s down to 11% in Schroders latest survey.Schroders noted that, in Latin America, skepticism was down from 29% in 2017 to 12% this year.Additionally, 75% of investors now expect sustainable investing to become even more important over the next five years, up from 67% in 2017.“These findings deliver perhaps some of the clearest evidence to date of how even the most sceptical of institutions are now recognizing that investing sustainably can deliver better long-term outcomes,” said Jessica Ground, global head of stewardship at Schroders.“The study emphasizes that this is only going to grow over the next five years with the likes of climate change now viewed by investors globally as the most important issue for stewardship engagement. We believe that establishing a clear understanding of the climate change investment risks facing our clients is a vital step towards managing those associated risks,” she added.Despite the growing belief in sustainable investing, Schroders said that investing sustainably remains a challenge for investors.“Performance concerns and a lack of transparency and reported data were the key issues, although difficulty measuring and managing risk also increased as a challenge for investors globally,” it said.Indeed, the survey also found that 19% of respondents don’t use sustainable investment funds.The survey was carried out with 650 institutional investors, including pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds and others, which collectively manage approximately US$25.4 trillion in assets. Keywords Responsible investing Sustainable bond issuance set record in Q1: Moody’s Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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Jamaica to Know Today if Elected to IMO Council

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedJamaica to Know Today if Elected to IMO Council RelatedJamaica to Know Today if Elected to IMO Council FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaica will know on (Nov. 23), whether it was successful in the bid for a seat on the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which is currently meeting in London.Transport and Works Minister, Mike Henry, who is heading Jamaica’s delegation at the meeting, said it is important that the country is involved at the highest level of the international body.“We are interested in the opportunities it (IMO) offers for the facilitation of investments and issues that relate to making our ports safe in line with all the rules and regulations, but if you are not involved at the point where all the rules and regulations are made, then you may end up inheriting things, which may be detrimental to your country,” Mr. Henry told JIS News.He noted that, “if you are in at the beginning, you can predict, you can identify, you can isolate, you can promote and you can also advise the government of things and trends that are taking place, which are important.”Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr. Alwin Hayles said that the maritime industry is one of the main pillars of growth for the country.He said that Jamaica, being an island state, relies heavily on the maritime industry both in terms of cruise shipping and trade and transshipment. “Some 90 per cent of our trade goes through the port and we feel that if we are to really have growth in that industry, we need to be represented at the highest level within the IMO in order to have the recognition, and be where the decisions affecting the industry are made,” he argued.The IMO is the United Nations specialized agency responsible for maritime safety, security, and pollution prevention, while facilitating technical co-operation.Some 40 member states hold positions in three different categories: A, B and C. Jamaica is seeking election to category C, which includes those countries that have special interest in maritime transport or navigation.Election to the Council will ensure a more equitable representation of all major geographic regions of the world.center_img Jamaica to Know Today if Elected to IMO Council UncategorizedNovember 25, 2007 RelatedJamaica to Know Today if Elected to IMO Councillast_img read more

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Montague Lobbies Diaspora’s Support for Indigent Housing Fund

first_imgMontague Lobbies Diaspora’s Support for Indigent Housing Fund UncategorizedSeptember 1, 2008 RelatedMontague Lobbies Diaspora’s Support for Indigent Housing Fund Advertisements RelatedMontague Lobbies Diaspora’s Support for Indigent Housing Fundcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Local Government Reform, Robert Montague, has appealed to members of the Jamaican Diaspora, to contribute to the Indigent Housing Fund, which, he says, needs J$50 million to provide care for Jamaica’s indigent.Speaking at a recent Town Hall Meeting in Toronto, Canada, Mr. Montague said the indigent are the responsibility of the state. He explained that there are two categories, those who have no home of their own, and reside at an infirmary, and those who live in their own homes, who would receive assistance from the Fund, to effect repairs to their homes, where required.The Minister said some of the houses are in a state of abject disrepair, and are practically crumbling around the occupants.He advised that a Canadian money transfer company, Rapid Remittance, owned by Jamaican-born Arnold Rowe, has agreed to remit funds, free of cost, to the Local Government Department. The Minister said, however, that if persons prefer to personally effect repairs to the houses on the owners’ behalf, rather than send the money to the Local Government Department, this would also be welcomed. He pointed out that a list of all the persons in need of assistance, and their requirements, has been prepared.Noting that some homes required more extensive work than others, Mr. Montague stressed that: “It’s not important who repairs the house; (however) it’s important that it is repaired.”Mr. Montague said the Jamaican Diaspora is important to Jamaica, pointing out that remittances are now the number two foreign exchange earner for the country. He praised members of the Diaspora for being the “best sales team”, that Jamaica has overseas. He was, however, mindful that there are persons, who have nothing good to say about the country.“Talk good about Jamaica,” he implored, “and parents, tell your children about the goodness of Jamaica, because many parents don’t seem to pass on the good things. Remember we are a unique people, and we must appreciate who we are and be proud of who we are.Tell your children and grandchildren that Jamaica has given the world a new form of music – Reggae; a great man who influenced the world – Marcus Garvey; had electricity before New York; that Jamaicans helped to build Canada when the Maroons came in the 1700s; and the song of the century was written in St. Mary and sung by Bob Marley. We have a spirit that says “I will not die’, that will lift us out of anything, that will take us to the last mile,” the State Minister asserted.Addressing other matters, Mr. Montague told the gathering that the programmes undertaken by the administration, since it assumed office last September, were aimed at benefitting all Jamaicans. He noted efforts to stamp out corruption, at all level of the society, as one such initiative, citing the police force as one of the institutions where this was evident.On the issue of crime, the Minister advised that “our crime situation is not something we are proud of; and so measures are being taken to curtail it.”“But it has to be a collaborative effort between the police, Government, citizens, the People’s National Party, and the Jamaica Labour Party. We have to come together and work together,” he implored.In acknowledging that there is a problem with domestic violence, Mr. Montague said that a number of strategies are being implemented. These, he pointed out, include: “increasing the time we hold offenders, which has caused some controversy; more police officers on the streets to make the force more visible; the ‘two strikes and you’re in’ approach; bail arrangements being reviewed; and increased social interventions.”Turning to his portfolio, the former Mayor of Port Maria said Local Government should be entrenched in the Constitution, adding that measures, such as training of councillors; preparation of a councillor’s handbook, and strengthening the Parish Development Committees, were being pursued to this end.“We are trying to empower communities, so that real power is with citizens and not with politicians,” Mr. Montague asserted. RelatedMontague Lobbies Diaspora’s Support for Indigent Housing Fundlast_img read more

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Schools in Clarendon and Manchester to Receive Books and Science Kits

first_imgSchools in Clarendon and Manchester to Receive Books and Science Kits EducationFebruary 19, 2010 RelatedSchools in Clarendon and Manchester to Receive Books and Science Kits FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Schools in Jamalco’s mining communities in Manchester and Clarendon are to receive some 30,000 textbooks under the company’s annual book distribution programme.The texts, which are to be distributed, were donated by a number of United States publishers and shipped to the island by Alcoa Foundation.At the launch of the 2010 programme held recently at the Halse Hall Great House in Clarendon, Jamalco’s Managing Director, Mr. Jerome Maxwell, informed that as part of the initiative, some 200 science kits will also be distributed. He said the programme should not be regarded as a donation, but as a partnership leading to the success of the students who will use the material.He stated that Jamalco is committed to helping schools and that the book programme was just one aspect of its outreach activities.Meanwhile, Manager of Corporate Services and Government Affairs at Jamalco, Mr. Leo Lambert, pointed to several educational initiatives undertaken by the company in host communities.These include a mentorship programme at Vere Technical High School that is being expanded to two other schools this year; a Documentation Skills programme; a Road Safety and School Warden project being implemented at six schools in Clarendon and Manchester; and an educational assistance programme.Mr. Lambert informed that during the course of this year the company’s employees will increase their participation in the Jamalco in Schools programme by acting as resource persons to the schools.Literacy Specialist attached to the Ministry of Education Region Five Office, Ms. Collette Morris, commended Jamalco for the book distribution initiative and urged the students to care for the books while urging the teachers to ensure that they are readily available for use by the students.Each school in Jamalco’s host communities in Clarendon and Manchester will receive an assortment of books in addition to the science kits. The company is also working with the Ministry of Education’s regional offices in Clarendon and Manchester to ensure that the schools that have low levels of literacy receive books.Jamalco has distributed some 560,000 texts under the book distribution programme over the last 29 years. Advertisementscenter_img RelatedSchools in Clarendon and Manchester to Receive Books and Science Kits RelatedSchools in Clarendon and Manchester to Receive Books and Science Kitslast_img read more

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