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18 More Parent Mentors To Serve Communities

first_imgRelatedAllman Town Primary Principal and York Castle High Teacher Cop Lasco/MoE Awards FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsThe National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC) graduated its second cohort of parent mentors during a ceremony held today (November 26) at the Spanish Court Hotel, New Kingston.The 18 parent mentors were recruited under the ‘From Street Talk to Real Talk’ campaign, as well as through strategic partnership with the Ministry of National Security under their Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP).Executive Director of the NPSC, Dr. Patrece Charles-Freeman, in her address at the function, noted that the mentors underwent eight weeks of training and practical fieldwork. 18 More Parent Mentors To Serve Communities EducationNovember 26, 2015Written by: Latonya Linton Photo: Melroy Sterling Executive Director of the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC), Dr. Patrece Charles-Freeman (left), presents Roy Nelson with the ‘Team Spirit Award’ for outstanding performance in the parent mentors training course. Occasion was the graduation ceremony for the second cohort of parent mentors held today (November 26), at the Spanish Court Hotel, New Kingston. RelatedEducation Minister Says ESTP Workingcenter_img 18 More Parent Mentors To Serve CommunitiesJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedUC Rusal Awards Over $100 Million in Scholarships The National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC) graduated its second cohort of parent mentors during a ceremony held today (November 26) at the Spanish Court Hotel, New Kingston.The 18 parent mentors were recruited under the ‘From Street Talk to Real Talk’ campaign, as well as through strategic partnership with the Ministry of National Security under their Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP).Executive Director of the NPSC, Dr. Patrece Charles-Freeman, in her address at the function, noted that the mentors underwent eight weeks of training and practical fieldwork.“Already, they have shown their dedication and passion towards helping with effective parenting or making parents aware of how more effective they could be. Already, cohort two has demonstrated their dedication to their communities,” Dr. Charles-Freeman said.She noted that the Parenting Commission will be guided by the programmes that the parenting mentors put forward to be implemented in communities.Dr. Charles-Freeman told the graduates that as parent mentors they will be the face of the NPSC in their communities.“We expect you to perform at a very high level and standard. You are branded NPSC, you will receive identification cards (IDs) and so if you are not performing and modelling positive parenting, those IDs and pins will be taken from you,” she pointed out.For his part, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Elbert Nelson, noted that if the issue of poor parenting is effectively tackled, many of the social ills in the society will be addressed.“This is an empowerment programme, and certainly will go a far way… as we seek to intervene in families that are torn apart by crime and violence. If we can nip it in the bud, we can certainly make a provision for a better tomorrow,” ACP Nelson noted.A total of 24 parent mentors graduated from the first cohort of the NPSC’s mentorship programme, which is a voluntary initiative designed to provide assistance and support to families at risk or in need.Established in 2013, the NPSC is the lead agency in the Ministry of Education that interfaces with parents and community stakeholders, and is tasked with providing a framework for supporting parents, and improving parental skills. Advertisementslast_img read more

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Yahoo details mobile success amid difficult Q2

first_img Previous ArticleApple, IBM are “puzzle pieces with no overlap” in surprising enterprise moveNext ArticleHTC parts company with more execs – report AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 16 JUL 2014 Tim Ferguson Smartphone wholesale revenue tipped for bumper year Related Yahoo’s mobile-first approach has seen it rack up 450 million monthly active mobile users, and drive greater engagement with its mobile products.Speaking in the company’s second quarter results call, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer (pictured) put the focus firmly on its progress in mobile (potentially an effort to detract attention from overall falls in revenue and income). “This growth, combined with the launch of Gemini, our mobile search and native marketplace, has positioned us to monetise our mobile traffic in a smart, sustainable way that supports long term growth,” she claimed.The number of mobile users has more than doubled compared with two years ago, and has grown 36 per cent over the past year.“In addition to driving user growth, mobile has also delivered a step change in engagement,” Mayer added, stating that the time spent on mobile has risen by 79 per cent year-on-year.And the company’s focus on mobile apps, with more than 400 employees developing iOS and Android apps, has paid off according to Mayer, with smartphone users spending 86 per cent of their time interacting with Yahoo technology on apps.“Increasingly mobile users are spending more time on mobile apps versus mobile web,” Mayer said.The Yahoo CEO said the growth was the result of recruiting new technical talent over the past few years, something that “will continue to be a point of focus and investment”.Mayer said the company’s mobile products “were noticeably scattershot” two years ago, but sunsetting more than 60 products and services and redirecting resources to services that will drive revenue has improved focus.Noticeable mobile successes in Q2 included the launch of the Aviate homescreen app, which saw user numbers grow 2.5 times during the first week of availability, with those accessing the technology doing so an average of 50 times per day.“We’re excited about the opportunity to deliver the right information and applications at the very moment of relevance,” Mayer noted.The new Yahoo Mail app, released during the quarter, added search, news and content, leading to iOS users spending an additional one minute per day using the app compared to its predecessor, and a 65 per cent increase on Android.“Developed in under six weeks, our latest Mail app is yet another testament to the abilities of our teams to be mobile first, move fast and launch products our users love,” Mayer said.Mayer also talked up progress with the Gemini marketplace, “the very first unified mobile search and native buying platform in the industry”. The company is now serving its own mobile search ads in the US for the first time since 2010, with Gemini accounting for 50 per cent of mobile display revenue in the US.Both mobile display and search revenue have grown more than 100 per cent year-on-year.Despite the success on the mobile side, Yahoo saw a 3 per cent year-on-year decline in revenue in the second quarter to post sales of $1.04 billion. In addition, it saw a 72 per cent drop in GAAP income from operations to $38 million.Mayer said “given our top priority of long-term sustainable growth, we are not satisfied with our results this past quarter,” adding that the transformation of the company will take “multiple years,” with some quarters being more challenging than others. Asia appsFinancialmobilerevenueYahoocenter_img China impone restricciones a más aplicaciones China tightens app data collection rules Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter… More Read more Author Home Yahoo details mobile success amid difficult Q2 Tags last_img read more