HEART/NTA to Offer Railroad Track Maintenance Certificate Course

first_img The HEART Trust /NTA will be introducing a railroad track maintenance programme in April. Story Highlights Managing Director of the HEART Trust /NTA, Dr. Janet Dyer, told JIS News that the programme came about as a result of research into emerging skill sets, which will require certification. The certificate course is being offered in collaboration with City and Guilds. The HEART Trust /NTA will be introducing a railroad track maintenance programme in April.The certificate course is being offered in collaboration with City and Guilds.Managing Director of the HEART Trust /NTA, Dr. Janet Dyer, told JIS News that the programme came about as a result of research into emerging skill sets, which will require certification.“We visited the Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO)/Alpart Bauxite Company (in St. Elizabeth) and realised that a component of the work had to do with the railroad. We started doing some research and realised that we did not have any form of certification for railroad track maintenance, so we went and found training and certification through City and Guilds, which is a partner with HEART Trust/NTA,” she noted.Dr. Dyer said the agency signed a partnership deal with City and Guilds this month.“They will be sending a trainer to the HEART Trust to train and certify our instructors as assessors, so we will be able to not only train, but to assess and give persons Level 1 certification, which is (equivalent to) the British National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) that is aligned to the NVQ in Jamaica,” she informed.She told JIS News that the training will include a period of apprenticeship at JISCO/Alpart.“We will do the initial training and our partnership with Essex Valley Community and Associates (EVC) will allow us to put these persons on the apprenticeship track at JISCO/Alpart. We are looking to have these persons in apprenticeship for six to 12 months, after which they will be certified as railroad track maintenance technicians,” she noted.The EVC is the business unit or income-generating arm of JISCO/Alpart’s community council.The HEART Trust/NTA and the EVC recently joined forces to launch an Employment Certification Programme.last_img read more



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San Diego based agency aims to improve the lives of homeless youth

first_img Posted: June 2, 2019 San Diego based agency aims to improve the lives of homeless youth Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom June 2, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- A local agency is improving the lives on dozens of homeless youth here in San Diego. Director Joanne Newgard and President and Founder of Doors of Change, Jeffrey Sitcov, joined the show this morning to explain their award winning music program and their upcoming auctions event, “Taking Music and Art to the Streets.” last_img read more



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Fire sparks in United Grain Corp elevator

first_imgVancouver firefighters doused a fire reported tonight in a grain elevator at United Grain Corp. at the Port of Vancouver.The fire was reported at 7:08 p.m. at 1905 N.W. Harborside Drive in Vancouver. When fire crews arrived on scene, they noticed light smoke in the United Grain structure and believed a fire was contained to two legs of a grain elevator, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.Crews blocked the two legs of the elevator while they secured water hookups. Then they assembled in upper levels of the structure to attack the fire from above, according to radio traffic. Within about 80 minutes of arriving on scene, the fire appeared extinguished. A call to the Vancouver Fire Department seeking more information was not returned this evening.last_img



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STATE REP RACE Judy OConnell To Hold Campaign Kickoff Rally On June 28

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Committee for Judy O’Connell for State Representative is holding a Campaign “Kickoff” Rally on Thursday, June 28, 2018, from 7:30pm to 11pm, at the Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks (777 South Street, Tewksbury).The event will include music, light refreshments, and cash bar. Donations appreciated. For more information, visit http://www.JudyForStateRep.com.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBREAKING NEWS: 19th Middlesex State Rep Election Results Are In — Dave Robertson WinsIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Judy O’Connell Addresses Allegations Of Federal Tax Liens On Her HomeIn “Government”CAMPAIGN FINANCE: Judy O’Connell Raises $10,000; Spends $4,000 Thus FarIn “Government”last_img read more



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Google denies Trumps accusations of voter manipulation

first_img Google Donald Trump Mobile Applications Mobile Apps Politics Online Internet Services The report had relied on 95 people from across 24 states, 21 of whom identified as undecided, performing daily election-related searches using Google, Bing and Yahoo. According to the report, the study showed search results were “biased in Mrs. Clinton’s favor.”Trump’s accusations on Monday came two weeks after he warned Google he’s watching it “very closely” ahead of the 2020 US election. On Aug. 6, Trump tweeted he met with Google CEO Sundar Pichai to ask questions about Google’s role in the 2016 election, claiming without evidence that the search engine giant is trying to “illegally subvert” the upcoming election. “All very illegal,” Trump said in a now-deleted tweet. “We are watching Google very closely!” Share your voice Comments The original report (PDF) was published in June 2017 by Robert Epstein for the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology. Epstein reiterated in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution in June 2019 that he believed Google’s search algorithm produced “biased search results” that “likely impacted undecided voters in a way that gave at least 2.6 million votes to Hillary Clinton.” Answering questions from Senator Ted Cruz in a video posted in July by right-wing news publication Breitbart News, Epstein added 2.6 million is “a rock-bottom minimum.” “The range is between 2.6 and 10.4 million votes depending on how aggressive they were in using the techniques that I’ve been studying, such as the search engine manipulation effect, the search suggestion effect, the answer bot effect, and a number of others,” he said. With 10.4 million being Epstein’s maximum estimated number of votes manipulated, it’s unclear where Trump’s 16 million figure comes from. Epstein also claimed that if Google, Twitter and Facebook support the same candidate in 2020, “there are 15 million votes on the line.” “In 2020, you can bet that all of these companies are going to go all out, and the methods that they’re using are invisible, they’re subliminal, they’re more powerful than most any effects I’ve ever seen in the behavioral sciences,” he said. Clinton tweeted a response to Trump Monday afternoon, saying the study has been debunked and was only based on 21 undecided voters. “For context, that’s about half the number of people associated with your campaign who have been indicted,” she posted on Twitter. 13 The debunked study you’re referring to was based on 21 undecided voters. For context that’s about half the number of people associated with your campaign who have been indicted. https://t.co/0zHnWvGjSv— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 19, 2019 President Trump says Google “manipulated” voters. Google disagrees. Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images Google denied accusations made on Monday by President Donald Trump that the search giant “manipulated” millions of voters against him in the 2016 election. Google said Trump seemed to be referring to an old report claiming to prove that it generated at least 2.6 million votes for Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton, but said the report has been “debunked since it was made.””We have never re-ranked or altered search results to manipulate political sentiment,” a Google spokesperson said in an emailed statement Monday. “Our goal is to always provide people with access to high-quality, relevant information for their queries, without regard to political viewpoint.” Citing what he claimed was a “report just out,” Trump had tweeted earlier Monday that “Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election.” “Google should be sued. My victory was even bigger than thought!” he added. Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election! This was put out by a Clinton supporter, not a Trump Supporter! Google should be sued. My victory was even bigger than thought! @JudicialWatch— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2019 Tagslast_img read more



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