Hudson County Community College Receives $850,000 Investment from JPMorgan Chase The…

first_imgHudson County Community College (HCCC) has been named the recipient of a one-year, $850,000 investment from the JPMorgan Chase. The investment will be utilized for a program the College developed to address the challenges of the economic crisis in Hudson County that were brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is designed to provide lasting improvement in the County’s workforce ecosystem.“We are exceedingly grateful to the JPMorgan Chase for funding our ‘Gateway to Innovation’ initiative,” said HCCC President Dr. Chris Reber. “This program is strategically aligned with needs related to the community’s COVID-19 challenges, and the College’s student success and ‘Hudson Helps’ initiatives.” × Dr. Reber said the HCCC “Gateway to Innovation” project was developed to provide short-term, upskilling credential attainment opportunities in health care; career services for alumni in areas such as health care, information technology, finance, insurance, and logistics; enhanced non-academic support for students, including financial counseling and access to benefits such as WIC, SNAP, and citizenship guidance; and deeper engagement with employers in technology, finance and other recession-resistant sectors that will lead to resilient career pathways.“Our neighbors in Hudson County have been uniquely impacted by challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Abby Marquand, Vice President, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase. “We are proud to support Hudson County Community College in their effort to develop and enhance sustainable career pipelines that will help more people get back to work in in-demand industries.”Over the course of the next year, the College will focus on building relationships with area employers to define in-demand skill sets; recruiting industry experts for adjunct teaching as well as faculty externships and experiential learning for students; and creating new programs that support and increase student retention and graduation and engage alumni.  The initiative will also target dislocated workers from retail, hospitality and service sectors and help prepare them for recession-resistant careers in health care, including Certified Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Pharmacy Technician and Hemodialysis Technician positions.Dr. Nicholas Chiaravalloti, HCCC Vice President for External Affairs & Senior Counsel to the President, said: “The COVID-19 pandemic negatively affected many Hudson County businesses, and financially imperiled our students and fellow Hudson County residents. This investment provides the opportunity to assess and address current needs, and to determine and develop strategies and partnerships in several key sectors of our community.”“Hudson County Community College is dedicated to helping our students attain academic and career success, and to improving the lives of the people in our community,” Dr. Reber said. “This JPMorgan Chase investment will go far in ensuring the development of long-term solutions that will help rebuild Hudson County’s economic infrastructure.”Employers, community members, students and alumni may obtain more information about the HCCC “Gateway to Innovation” initiative, and how to participate in it, by contacting Lori Margolin, HCCC Dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, at [email protected] or 201-360-4242.last_img read more

Betting on Football shows how to follow the leaders

first_img GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020 Share Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 For high level sports betting staff looking for a crash course in leadership, SBC Events has lined up an eight-panel agenda on the first day of Betting on Football 2017, covering key industry topics such as self-regulation, match-fixing, investment, market consolidation, new brands in football betting and affiliate leaders.The Leadership Track is one of four main tracks across the length of the conference (3-5 May), which also includes a Market Profile Track, a Marketing & Media Track and a Trading & Operations Track.The Leadership Track (3 May) will kick off with a detailed look at current market challenges, including the winners and losers of the consolidation phase, sustainability of the current level of marketing spend and a reduced level of innovation within football-based betting products. Ignite Research Director Ed Birkin will be speaking alongside Canaccord Genuity Head of European Research Simon Davies, Cenkos Securities Leisure Analyst Simon French and Peel Hunt Equity Analyst Ivor Jones.Birkin explained: “Innovation remains vital for the growth of the sports betting industry. However, the current UK market counters the misconception that consolidation reduces competitive pressure and subsequent innovation. In fact, given that ‘cost cutting’ has become a necessity with increased costs attached to taxes, compliance and marketing, consolidated companies are arguably better placed to maintain their margins and continue to innovate.”Self-regulation is a hot industry topic, given the potential for a pre-watershed ban on sports betting advertising, increasingly stringent marketing regulations imposed by ASA and the ongoing debate over reducing FOBT limits. ‘Self-regulation – are we doing enough?’ will feature the CEO from GambleAware, the leading charity committed to minimising gambling-related harm. Marc Etches will be speaking alongside Wiggin’s Jason Chess and Remote Gambling Association CEO Clive Hawkswood.Having appeared on the ‘Playing fair on integrity’ panel at Betting on Sports 2016, William Hill Group Director of Security Bill South will be at #bofcon2017 to talk about the Gambling Commission’s Sports Betting Intelligence Unit (SBIU) and the effectiveness of the FA’s blanket ban on player betting. He will be trading ideas with Kindred Group Sports Betting Integrity Officer Eric Konings, AFC Wimbledon Commercial Director Ivor Heller, and Alfredo Lorenzo, the Integrity and Security Director for La Liga.South said: “The FA’s blanket ban on player betting has thrown up some interesting cases since Betting on Sports last September, with some high profile cases currently been investigated. Betting on Football 2017 represents another opportunity for us to discuss FA Rule E8, as well as the role the bookmakers play in preventing match fixing and maintaining the integrity of sports betting. We need more events like this where we can all come together and talk about what we do.”An action-packed day also includes 10Bet CEO David Bazak and Fortuna Entertainment Group CEO Per Widerstrom headlining a Betting Leaders panel, and Penta Investments joining forces with GVC, Dreamworx Online and GamCrowd to assess sports betting as a proposition for investors. Meanwhile, Bet On Brazil CEO Stuart Tilly and BetStars Managing Director Zeno Ossko have signed up to represent new brands in football betting, with a look at how to disrupt the status quo and compete for market share with established operators.The Leadership track will conclude with a debate on M&A in the affiliate marketing arena, featuring GIG, Better Collective, Easyodds and OLBG, followed by a supplier CEO panel focused on ‘Operating in a multi-asset marketplace’. BetConstruct CEO Vahe Baloulian, OPTIMA CEO Jacob Lopez Curciel, BtoBet CEO Kostandina Zafirovska and SBTech Richard Carter will be discussing consolidated market realities, developing in-house competencies, and B2B market conditions for suppliers.Click here to visit the event website and buy your Betting on Football ticket todayThe full agenda is available @ ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Related Articles Submit StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more

Staley guides US to another gold using calm demeanor

first_imgUnited States coach Dawn Staley gives instructions to her players during the Women’s basketball World Cup final match between Australia and the U.S.A. in Tenerife, Spain, Sunday Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Gutierrez)SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain — Dawn Staley knows the pressure that comes with coaching USA Basketball. It’s gold medal or bust.She experienced it first as a player with the U.S., then as an assistant and now as the team’s head coach. She’s been successful in each position, helping the Americans win gold.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Clinical Nishikori off to flier at Japan Open MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal “No matter how many times you’ve been a part of it, the pressure is still there,” she said. “When you look in the players’ eyes. I knew Diana when we hit the semifinals, she took on a whole different look. When your best players gave that look you get out of the way. As the game progresses the pressure releases itself.”Staley inherited a team that had won two straight World titles and 16 consecutive games in the tournament. The U.S. had gone 94-1 since the 1996 Olympics in major international competitions. She had been part of many of those wins as a player. Now’s she kept the unbelievable run going as a coach.“The expectation is whenever It’s your first time, it’s way different from being a player to coaching,” said Geno Auriemma, who coached the U.S. to the previous two world titles. “Winning that first gold medal, I don’t care who you are, it’s hard. There’s no escaping that. She’s done a great job of staying with the system and staying level-headed.”Next up for Staley and the U.S. will be the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. While the pressure will be the same, winning another gold will be a bit easier in a way, as the final three rounds aren’t played on three straight days like they are at the World Cup.“It’s always the hardest one to win,” Taurasi said. “Physically tough, mentally tough. Playing three games in three nights you don’t do that anymore in the pros. It’s the only tournament that challenges you in that way.”ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taurasi credited the way Staley played when they both were on the U.S. team in the early 2000s for helping set a tone that she’s continued with Bird on the present team.“She did it in such a way that Sue and I said that’s how you become a pro and win a gold medal,” Taurasi said. “That comes from Dawn and what she put into this team a long time ago.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Dawn’s demeanor is so calm and confident I think that helped us,” said four-time World Cup gold medalist Sue Bird after the U.S. beat Australia to win a third straight World Cup title. “I think that helped us. … Dawn, the entire time, was saying you know what, we’re worried about guarding them, but they had to worry about guarding us, too. It put it into a nice perspective and allowed us to be calm and that’s what we needed.”Staley helped guide the U.S. to an unprecedented third straight World Cup gold medal on Sunday night with the 73-56 win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It’s USA Basketball, if you’re part of it more times than not you’re going to win especially with players like Sue, Diana (Taurasi) and Stewie coming back,” Staley said.Even with the collection of stars assembled on the U.S. roster, Staley knows it’s not as simple as showing up. The World Cup is a grueling tournament with six games in nine days. The Americans will always get everyone else’s best shot. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

There are major problems within every sector of the economy

first_imgDear Editor,On the 6th September, Caretaker President David Granger hosted an interactive business luncheon for stakeholders of the Mining community, members of the GGDMA, WMO and NMS were present and related a litany of woes to Granger; President of the GGDMA, Mr Terrence Adams raised concerns about the deplorable state of the roadways, which lead to mining communities and what he described as a need for more government concessions.The GWMO president asked whether the Government would be able to render assistance to the mining industry. “How would miners be assisted? At this point, we do not have any alternatives to mercury but at the same time, we have the years that are counting down for us,” she said. The caretaker President also said he would welcome recommendations of solutions from the mining sector, which would be sent to him directly.Granger explained that he was not previously aware of the issues plaguing the sector. In 2017, Granger introduced a 2% final tax on gold production; this was changed to a sliding scale in 2018 after strong representation by the PPP in parliament. Miners now have to pay to sell gold to the Gold Board; 14% VAT applies to the industry and has not been removed despite numerous pleas. Miners who are not in possession of claim documents in the interior are threatened with jail. There is rampant corruption in the sector with government cronies forming ‘syndicates’ and being allocated prime claims under most questionable circumstances. How can the President not know what the consequences of his policies are? Granger is meeting and promising as he did before elections 2015, can anyone trust him to care after elections 2019?Editor, Gold and Diamond mining contribute Billions in hard currency to our nation’s coffers; Mining is the main pillar of our economy presently, how can Granger not know of the issues affecting production and profitability in this vital sector? This begs the question of what does Mr. Granger do all day? For it seems every time there is an issue within a sector, he (Granger) asserts he has no knowledge of the problem; when the issues with the ExxonMobil PSA was being discussed, Granger’s advisor on Oil, Dr. Jan Mangal, revealed that “It was ExxonMobil who told me the contract was signed, not the Government. President Granger himself seemed surprised that a new contract was already signed.” Following this, Granger assumed responsibility for oil, or so we were told, He (Granger) promptly handed over control of the newly created Department of Energy to Dr. Mark Bynoe, who in follow-the-leader fashion, appointed Mr. Wilks, a retired oilman to run the department, while he (Bynoe) engaged in various political activities such as talks on ‘Christian oil’.Editor, not to belabor the point, but here is another thing Granger does not seem to ‘know’; Declarations must be made to the Integrity Commission annually, otherwise we have no explanation for his (Granger’s) move from a small house in D ‘urban backlands to a compound that includes a mansion and other buildings in Pearl within two years of assumption of the Office of the President.Granger knows an election can only be delayed for so long; as he temporizes; his Ministers are working for the first time in four years, Volda Lawrence is visiting hinterland villages rolling out internet connectivity; Lawrence never mentions that this program was inherited from the PPP complete with $17 Million USD as part of the LCDS and she never apologizes for the delay in implementation. Amerindian titling is suddenly a priority; roads in Georgetown and on the east Coast are being fixed hastily as the election fever grips; Guyanese know that ‘fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me’ applies to this sudden flurry of care and new promises.There are major problems within every sector of the economy – Rice, Sugar, Bauxite, and Construction are suffering a marked downturn, along with the aforementioned Gold and Diamond mining; The teachers, security services and public servants are unhappy; Local businessmen want a vibrant Local Content policy backed by legislation to give them at least a level playing field in the new petroleum sector. Will Granger be meeting with all these groups for suggestions on solutions? If so I would suggest he not waste everyone’s time. Following the meeting described above, a prominent miner asked me for a polite way to indicate to Mr Granger that a return to the status quo that existed when Granger assumed office i.e. the PPP policies, would suffice to solve all of the problems now plaguing the mining industry “just undo all the new taxes and give us back the concessions we had”. In reply, I suggested that the message will be delivered loud and clear by persons in every productive sector and the general electorate come Election Day.RespectfullyRobin Singhlast_img read more