Investment in Human Capital Critical – Walker

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Commissioner of Customs, Danville Walker, says that investment in the growth and development of the country’s human capital is critical to improving productivity and increasing revenue.Speaking at the closing of a four-week training course for members of the Customs Contraband Enforcement Team held today (Sept.17) at the Jamaica Police Academy in Twickenham Park, St. Catherine, Mr. Walker said a lack of resources is no excuse to ignore the advancement of Jamaica’s human resources.“The bottom line is that if you make the investment, you will have more resources,” he posited.Some 29 customs officers participated in the training course, which was organised in collaboration with the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and aimed to improve the efficiency of the Jamaica Customs Department in executing its border protection mandate. Areas covered included critical incident management, criminal intensive/strategic search, tactical firearms, and case preparation.Mr. Walker said the training marks the start of a “remarkable journey” for the customs officers and the department. “What you see here today is an investment. We are investing in you so as to reap a greater reward later on,” he told the graduates.He pointed to the need for more investment in modern and appropriate technology for the Customs Department, which he said, contributes more than $100 billion a year to the country’s coffers.Such investment, he said, would increase revenue collection and stem the flow of illegal weapons and other contraband into the island.Mr. Walker also called for greater collaboration and partnership between the Customs Department and the JCF, particularly in the area of border protection.“We face a common enemy together,” he noted. “Therefore, every action that we take to bring the (organisations) together – not just at the leadership level, but even at the rank and file level – where we can work with more synergy, with more co-ordination and sharing of intelligence, will make us that much stronger together,” he stated. “Together we are stronger, separately, they will defeat us,” he added.Executive Director of the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI), Fritz Pinnock, who gave the keynote address, congratulated the graduands on their achievement. He urged them to not see the completion of the course as a destination, but as the beginning of the journey towards greater accomplishments.“You are now in a world that calls for new skill sets, new is about continuous lifelong learning and improvement,” he remarked.In the meantime, he called on the various law enforcement and border control organisations, including the Customs Department, JCF and the Coast Guard, to take advantage of the expertise and resources available at the CMI.“We (CMI) are the only certified International Maritime Organisation (IMO) training institution white-listed in the Caribbean. We are among the top 15 training institutions in the world recognised by the IMO and yet we are under-utilised,” he said.Mr. Pinnock said there was a number of world class equipment at the CMI that could be utilised by these organisations. RelatedInvestment in Human Capital Critical – Walker RelatedInvestment in Human Capital Critical – Walker RelatedInvestment in Human Capital Critical – Walkercenter_img Investment in Human Capital Critical – Walker National SecuritySeptember 20, 2010 Advertisementslast_img read more

Parlee Updates TT and Z5 Bikes – Both Now Di2/Mechanical in One, More

first_imgCombining the elements to run either mechanical or electronic groups is a growing trend, and Parlee has made the switch for both their TT (triathlon) and Z5 (road) bikes.The updated version is called the TTi, and it gets a revised layup to make the rear end stiffer and a new fork with integrated TRP brakes. Cable routing is all internal, and the “i” designation in the name means it’s now Di2 / EPS compatible.Price drops a bit, to $3,500 for frameset (frame, fork, headset, brakes and seatpost). Complete bikes start at $4,200 with Ultegra, a Profile alloy cockpit and Shimano RS20 wheels.The original TT bike will still be available and will begin at $2,999 with 105. These frames are for mechanical drivetrains only, unless you wanna run the wires externally. If you recall from our factory tour, Parlee makes a wide range of stock sizes for the Z5 and TT bikes, with a normal and tall version for each. The key difference is the extended headtube on the tall models, which means less spacers and angle on the stem to keep a sleeker look. This is the tall version of the TTi. (there’s an aero road bike in the works, look for that later in the year) The stock sized Z5 models also get consolidated. There’s now a single Z5i (shown) that’s both mechanical and electronic compatible. All cables go internal, so no more cable stops, and it’s just a change in grommets that cover the holes in the frame to switch between cable housing and wires. Battery mount moves to the chainstay and fits both Di2 and EPS batteries. it comes with the ENVE 2.0 fork and alloy seat clamp and painted frame.For the Z5 SLi, it gets the same mech/elec combo frame but uses the lighter ENVE 1.0 fork, titanium hardware and carbon seat clamp. Oh, and the sweet matte black/ghosted logo paint scheme from 2012.last_img read more

The Unexpected Charm of Facebook Memories

first_imgNew York Magazine:Recently, Facebook resurfaced an old photo of mine, taken in 2009. Really, it is an unremarkable photo, just me and three friends sitting around playing video games. And yet I couldn’t stop looking at it: my friend’s old apartment, another friend’s old haircut, the Asics in which I ran my first half-marathon. Every boring detail in this ostensibly boring photo was captivating.…If you’re skeptical, I’m not surprised, and neither is Ting Zhang, a Harvard Business School professor and author of a 2014 paper published in Psychological Science on the “unexpected value of rediscovery.” In it, she and three Harvard colleagues argue that people underestimate how much joy they’ll get by revisiting memories of perfectly ordinary moments from the past. For one experiment, Zhang and her co-authors asked people to prepare a time capsule, including things like a recent photo and a short essay about a recent conversation they’d had. They were also asked to estimate how interested in these mementos they thought they’d be in the future. Three months later, they were given the opportunity to dig into those time capsules, and the memories meant more to the study participants than they’d expected.Read the whole story: New York Magazinelast_img read more

Sering Kebelet Pipis Dalam Angkutan? Simak Tips Untuk Menahannya

first_imgIlustrai menahan kebelet pipis Menahan pipis alias buang air kencing memang tak disarankan, maklum menahan kebutuhan biologis ini bisa berujung timbulnya penyakit. Namun, ada kalanya Anda harus mampu menahan hasrat tersebut, terlebih saat berada di angkutan umum (bus atau kereta api komuter) yang tidak dilengkapi fasilitas toilet.Baca juga: 6 Tips Ampuh Menahan BAB Saat Perjalanan JauhYa, untuk itu merangkum dari berbagai laman sumber tips menahan buang air kecil di angkutan umum. Tidak minum terlalu banyakTerhidrasi memang penting untuk kesehatan tubuh, tetapi jika menggunakan angkutan umum seperti bus dalam waktu lama baiknya tidak minum sebelum berangkat. Jika haus minum sedikit-sedikit untuk menghindari kebelet pipis selama perjalanan. Jangan pernah berpikir untuk minum soda selama perjalanan ini akan membuat Anda lebih sering pipis.Perkuat otot panggulJumlah urin yang dikeluarkan dari kandung kemih dikontrol oleh otot panggul dasar. Jika Anda sudah tidak bisa lagi menahan untuk pipis, lakukan manuver knack atau latihan untuk memperkuat otot panggul dan mengencangkan otot disekitar uretra agar menutup saluran serapat mungkin sehingga pipis bisa tertahankan untuk sementara wakt.Silangkan kaki saat berdiriSaat kebelet baiknya silangkan kaki tapi jangan dalam posisi duduk, ini justru akan membuat sakit dan kehilangan kontrol pada kandung kemih. Membuka lebar kaki adalah cara terbaik menahan pipis lebih lama. Tetapi jika berdiri baiknya silangkan kaki dan jangan buka terlalu lebar agar bisa menahannya.Duduk tegak dan santaiDuduklah dengan tegak, sebab dengan punggung melengkung justru hanya akan memberikan tekanan pada kandung kemih. Hindari bersandar kedepan, sebisa mungkin tarik bagian depan panggul ke atas. Meski duduk tegak, usahakan agar tetap santai supaya tidak menambah tegang tubuh.Kenali area jalanBila hafal dengan jalan yang dilalui, maka Anda akan dengan mudah mendapatkan SPBU untuk mendapatkan toilet. Apalagi hasrat pipis sudah memuncak, ini akan sangat membantu dalam perjalanan.Jangan banyak bergerak dan alihkan perhatianDuduk dengan tenang, hindari getaran atau gerakan tiba-tiba. Bila bergerak secara tiba-tiba maka akan membuat kandung kemih kaget dan akan mengeluarkan urin yang sejak tadi di tahan. Kemudian, alihkan pikiran dari hal selain pipis.Baca juga: Kentut di Tempat Umum Ternyata Ada Aturannya!Hindari tertawaSaat kebelet pipis dan ada yang mengajak bercanda dalam perjalaanan. Baiknya hindari, karena dengan tertawa otot-otot akan berkontrasi dan membuat kandung kemih semakin tertekan dan Anda akan semakin ingin pipis.Longgarkan pakaian yang ketatBila Anda menggunakan gesper terlalu kencang, coba direnggangkan. Jika tidak dilonggarkan, justru akan memberi tekanan pada kandung kemih. Sehingga baiknya gunakan pakaian yang nyaman selama perjalanan.Menahan pipis dalam waktu lama baiknya tidak sering dilakukan. Sebab akan mengakibatkan masalah serius pada ginjal Anda.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedWadaw! Gara-Gara Pipis di Botol, Alat Kelamin Pria Ini Tersangkut11/06/2019In “Featured”Ini Dia Jurus Jitu Atasi ‘Beser’ Selama Perjalanan Jarak Jauh05/12/2017In “Bus AKAP”Pipis di Kereta Komuter, Wanita Asal Selandia Baru Terpaksa Menahan Malu28/06/2018In “Featured”last_img read more

Former Browns TE Kellen Winslow Jr. Found Guilty of Rape

first_imgIn 2004 Kellen Winslow Jr. was on top of the world, ready for a long and productive NFL career as one of the top tight ends in the game.15 years later, Winslow could be spending some significant time behind bars.Monday a jury found Winslow guilty on one count of forcible rape, one count of indecent exposure and one count of lewd conduct.The former Browns tight end pleaded not guilty to 12 counts. The jury returned to deliberate on the remaining charges.The trial involving Winslow began on May 20th. He is accused of raping three women and exposing himself or exhibiting lewd conduct to two others. All five women, including a homeless female, a hitchhiker and an immigrant who speaks limited English, testified during the trial.Winslow played four seasons with the Browns from 2004 to 2008, catching 219 passes for 2459 yards and 11 scores.He played nine seasons in the league before retiring. Related TopicsBrownsKellen Winslow II Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.center_img Matt Loedelast_img read more

Dandy’s hot start continues

first_imgBy Hayley Wildes The Dandenong Stingrays continued their impressive start to the season with a comprehensive win over the Greater…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Cop babysitters

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS HEALTH laws are taking police off the streets to look after dangerous volatile psychotic patients, many high…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img