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SBDC Model to be Rolled Out During Fiscal Year

first_img Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) model will continue to be rolled out during this fiscal year, in the hope of reaching university students and others across the island.“Memoranda of agreements were signed with three entities for the establishment of SBDCs in Manchester at Northern Caribbean University (NCU), in Kingston at the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), and in Trelawny at the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) office,” the Minister said while making his contribution to the 2019/20 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on April 23.He also noted that an additional Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) office was established during the last financial year in Morant Bay that will serve as an SBDC centre, and this fiscal year, the target is for the establishment of five more centres across the island.“Big things are happening in our small business sector, and we are determined to make even bigger things happen,” Mr. Shaw said.The Minister pointed out that the micro, small and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) sector, which is associated with the SBDC model, is a major catalyst in any effort to induce inclusive growth, social development and job creation.He said the sector is indispensable to achieving broad-based and inclusive growth and that it is critical to the transformational growth envisioned for other sectors of the economy, such as manufacturing, agriculture, logistics, offshore services and tourism.Mr. Shaw said that during the financial year 2018/2019, there were several developments, citing the MSME and Entrepreneurship Policy and Five-Year Implementation Plan that was tabled in Parliament as a White Paper in July 2018.He argued that this is the most comprehensive, coherent and coordinated framework for addressing the policy issues facing the sector, as well as providing an outline for targeted support to the sector to expand its contribution to socio-economic development. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) model will continue to be rolled out during this fiscal year, in the hope of reaching university students and others across the island. “Memoranda of agreements were signed with three entities for the establishment of SBDCs in Manchester at Northern Caribbean University (NCU), in Kingston at the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), and in Trelawny at the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) office,” the Minister said while making his contribution to the 2019/20 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on April 23. Story Highlights He also noted that an additional Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) office was established during the last financial year in Morant Bay that will serve as an SBDC centre, and this fiscal year, the target is for the establishment of five more centres across the island.last_img read more

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Did Kris Jenkinss GameWinning Shot Have Anything To Do With Analytics

Embed Code Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (April 5, 2016), we marvel at Villanova’s buzzer beater in the final of the men’s NCAA tournament and ask whether the narrative is more telling than the numbers in moments like those. We discuss the USWNT’s wage-discrimination case with FiveThirtyEight’s Allison McCann. We also look at whether Scottie Pippen is right when he says his Chicago Bulls team from the ’90s could have swept this season’s Golden State Warriors. Plus, we announce the lucky winners (and losers) of Hot Takedown’s NCAA men’s tournament bracket challenge.Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above. Links to what we discuss are here:Neil Paine says Villanova had the most impressive tournament win in over 53 years.Reuben Fischer-Baum and Neil Paine explain just how exciting the Final Four actually was.The New York Times breaks down Monday night’s incredible ending.FiveThirtyEight crunches the numbers in the USWNT’s wage-discrimination case.Kyle Wagner says the Warriors’ odds of going 73-9 are back up after their win over Portland last weekend. (But since our taping, the Warriors lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves!)Significant Digit: 10.6 percent. That’s the chance the 1995-96 Bulls would have had of sweeping this year’s Golden State Warriors. Hot Takedown More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. read more

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Walker hails Citys character in Lyon draw

first_imgKyle Walker says the way Manchester City fought back after going behind twice at Lyon, is a testament to the character of the team.City had to equalize twice to draw at Lyon, a team that pulled off an upset with a 2-1 win at the Etihad in September, and Walker is proud of the character and the fighting spirit his side displayed.Maxwel Cornet opened the scoring for Lyon 10 minutes into the second half, but Aymeric Laporte equalized seven minutes later.Memphis Depay provided an assist for Cornet to grab his second goal of the game in the 81st minute, before Sergio Aguero equalized 7 minutes from regular time, as both sides settle for a point each.“They gave us a good game at the Etihad so we knew it would be a tough game,” Walker told the club’s website.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“They have good players in good areas and quick players but we got a good draw.“That shows the character and belief in the dressing room. Important players come good at the right time.“Lyon are technically good and quick and strong, that’s why they hurt us at the Etihad and that’s why we had a point to prove.“There are still things we have to work on, it is completely different to Premier League. Still, things we need to switch on to. But we’re through and hopefully, we can get a good draw.”last_img read more

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Catching up with San Diego Supervisor Greg Cox

first_img KUSI Newsroom Catching up with San Diego Supervisor Greg Cox KUSI Newsroom, Posted: July 3, 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) – Supervisor Greg Cox joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss the County’s 250th anniversary in addition to the American flag disposal boxes he helped set up around the county. July 3, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more