Story Highlights The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is working with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security to reach more children with special needs.Education Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, who spoke with JIS News at the official opening of the $70-million Stimulation-Plus Early Childhood Centre in Rockfort, Kingston, on Friday (May 18), said the collaboration will ensure that all children who suffer from various disabilities or challenges receive the necessary early-intervention services.He said he has requested data from the Social Security Ministry to ascertain the number of underserved children across the island. “We need to have that data, so we have everybody accounted for,” he noted.Minister Reid is encouraging parents not to be ashamed if their children have any kind of disability, noting that “it is just how God made them, and we need to give them more love and care, so that they can become independent adults”.He pointed out that with adequate early stimulation they can make a meaningful contribution to society.“Your child may be born with these challenges, but, with support, they can make something good of themselves,” the Minister said.Executive Director of the Early Stimulation Programme (ESP), Antonica Gunter Gayle, said the partnership between the two Ministries is welcome, as many more children will be reached.“This data that is requested by the Minister is important in order for us to provide for them. Children with special needs have potential; they only need the opportunity. We ask that parents give them support to become the best that they can be,” Mrs. Gunter Gayle said.The Stimulation-Plus Early Childhood Centre, operated by the ESP, comprises seven classrooms, administrative offices, sickbay, physiotherapy room and specialised play area, among other amenities.It was built through funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). He said he has requested data from the Social Security Ministry to ascertain the number of underserved children across the island. “We need to have that data, so we have everybody accounted for,” he noted. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is working with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security to reach more children with special needs. Education Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, who spoke with JIS News at the official opening of the $70-million Stimulation-Plus Early Childhood Centre in Rockfort, Kingston, on Friday (May 18), said the collaboration will ensure that all children who suffer from various disabilities or challenges receive the necessary early-intervention services.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAllen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Free-agent slugger Bryce Harper is reportedly headed to Philadelphia.Harper has agreed to a 13-year deal with the Phillies for $330 million, league sources tell ESPN. A new record for overall dollars.The news comes after the former National League MVP met with the Philadelphia Phillies over the weekend.Sources told ESPN that Harper was interested in a long-term contract. The 26-year-old was said to be looking for a better deal than the 10-year, $300 million contract the Washington Nationals reportedly offered him when the 2018 season came to a close.Harper spent his entire MLB career with the Nationals. He wrapped up last season with a .249 batting average, 34 home runs and 100 RBIs.In October, he opted for free agency.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by February 28, 2019 /Sports News – National Report: Bryce Harper reaches $330 million deal with Phillies Beau Lund
The Police Department, Prisons Department and the local representatives of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have also been called for the meeting. The Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission has called for an urgent meeting tomorrow with several Ministries to discuss the incident involving Rohingya refugees, The Sunday Leader newspaper reported today.The Cultural Ministry, Justice Ministry, Foreign Ministry, Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and the Ministry of Law and Order are among the institutions summoned for the meeting tomorrow. The refugees were eventually evacuated to safety by the authorities.In Sri Lanka, the presence of refugees and asylum-seekers is authorized by the Government.Report by Indika Sri Aravinda The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) was on Thursday ordered to investigate the incident in Mount Lavinia involving Rohingya refugees.On Tuesday, a group led by monks protested outside a shelter housing 31 refugees – most of them women and children – who had been rescued by the Sri Lankan Navy from a boat in Sri Lankan waters in April this year. Chairperson of the Commission Deepika Udagama told The Sunday Leader that the Human Rights Commission will compile a report following the meeting and submit it to the government.
ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 26: The Southern University Jaguars Human Jukebox Band performs at halftime of the game against the Georgia Bulldogs on September 26, 2015 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)Amarius Mims is one of the elite offensive line prospects in the 2021 recruiting class. Things are starting to heat up for the big Georgia product.247Sports‘ composite rankings have Mims at No. 14 overall. He’s the No. 3 offensive tackle and top-ranked recruit from Georgia.On monday, he announced that he’s narrowing his recruitment down to eight programs. Of course, with well over a year until he has to decide, he says things remain open.Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, and South Carolina all make the cut.Amarius Mims tweeted out a graphic revealing his top eight schools yesterday.From Mims:I would like to thank God and all the universities that have shown interest in me in the past months but with that being said I’ll be narrowing my Top 8 schools down to..Recruitment 100% open pic.twitter.com/e2MxRXfo8e— 〽️ I 〽️ S ™ (@amarius_mims) July 1, 2019It is far too early to really know where he may be leaning. So far, two 247 crystal ball projections have been made. Both have him heading to the in-state power Georgia Bulldogs.The Bulldogs do not have any 2021 commits as of yet. Of the other programs involved for Mims in that top eight, Florida leads the way with the No. 11 class in the country. The Gators have two players committed that are entering their junior seasons. FSU also has a pair of commits, and ranks No. 14.Alabama, Auburn, and South Carolina have also opened up their 2021 classes already with commitments. The other programs involved are still awaiting their first pledges of the class.