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Luke Perry Won’t Get a Star on the Walk of Fame…

By on August 18, 2021

first_imgCelebrityRIPLuke Perry Won’t Get a Star on the Walk of Fame for at Least 5 Years (If Ever)Immortalizing celebs is complicated once they’ve passedBy Gwynedd Stuart – March 11, 20191239ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItA week ago today, the news broke that Luke Perry had passed away at just 52 years old after suffering a stroke several days earlier. His untimely death brought production of the soapy teen drama Riverdale to a temporary halt, and it also exposed a glaring omission on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.Neither Perry nor any of his Beverly Hills, 90210 costars has a star on sidewalk landmark, and now that he’s deceased, getting one will be harder than ever. According to TMZ, a deceased celebrity will only be considered for induction five years after his or her passing. And since Perry can’t provide written consent should he be nominated, his family will have to do so. Even then, only one deceased nominee is approved each year.A six-member committee, currently helmed by America’s Funniest Home Videos producer Vin Di Bona, is in charge of selecting each year’s honorees. According to our own Chris Nichols, “About 24 are selected each year. Winners or their representatives pay $30,000 for the installation and dedication.”The next inductees? Anthropomorphic cartoon rodents Alvin and the Chipmunks will receive their star this Thursday, March 14. As for people in 90210‘s orbit, producer Aaron Spelling has had a star on the Walk of Fame since 1978—and Jason Priestley has a star (or a leaf, I guess?) on the Canadian Walk of Fame.Hopefully the committee will keep an eye out for Perry’s app in 2024.RELATED: The Walk of Fame Has Been Named the Worst Tourist Trap on EarthStay on top of the latest in L.A. food and culture. Sign up for our newsletters today. TAGSHollywoodHollywood Walk of FameLuke PerryRIPPrevious articleWhat Makes Ugly Drum Pastrami So Damn Good?Next articleWe Need to Talk About Your Behavior at the SuperbloomGwynedd Stuart RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORNipsey Hussle and Carrie Fisher Are Getting Posthumous Stars on the Walk of FameBillionaire Philanthropist and Art Collector Eli Broad Has Passed Away at 87L.A. Hot Dog Landmark Pink’s Is Back Open for the First Time in Monthslast_img read more

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According to David Crosby, the New Doc About His Life Is…

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first_imgFilmMusicAccording to David Crosby, the New Doc About His Life Is “Not Bullshit”The 77-year-old L.A. rock legend talks about his mortality, his style, and his embattled relationship with the rest of CSNYBy Merle Ginsberg – July 12, 20194684ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItAn unsparing documentary takes the measure of David Crosby, his battles with drugs and bandmates, and his legacy as a founding member of L.A.’s storied ’60s rock sceneIt’s said that if you can remember the ’60s and ’70s, you weren’t really there. But singer-songwriter-hedonist extraordinaire David Crosby, formerly of the Byrds, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, and the Texas penal system, lucidly recounts those salad days in all their sodden glory in the documentary David Crosby: Remember My Name, opening July 19 and nominated for a jury award at this year’s Sundance festival. The 77-year-old, who has released four solo albums in the last five years and is on tour this summer, is in the midst of an unlikely late-career renaissance. “It’s really gritty,” Crosby says of the Cameron Crowe-produced film. “Two or three times I said, ‘That can’t be in there,’ and they put it right back in.” In the documentary you tell the story of your life like you’re already gone. Why? I’m close, honey. I may have ten years; I might have two months. I’ve been diabetic for 30 years. I had a liver transplant. I have eight heart stents. I had hep C. They cured it with 40 pills for $40,000. It worked—for that money it better have. The only thing I can do now is use the talent I was given. The film is like a very public therapy session. How do you feel when you watch it? I like it a lot. A.J. Eaton, the director, said, “You’re having a resurgence at the end of your life, Croz. We should make a film on it.” Then he was talking to [executive] Jill Mazursky at Bad Robot films, and Cameron Crowe happened to walk by. Cameron hears “documentary” and “David Crosby” and says, “I’m producing.” Cameron’s known me since he was 15. He loves me, so he was merciless. Roger McGuinn says he fired you from the Byrds because “David became insufferable,” and all your other major musical relationships—with Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, Neil Young—ended in acrimony.I know I’m a mixed bag. I’ve made a lot of mistakes. But the film had to go hard, or we would not be proud of it. But it’s real—it’s not bullshit. Most documentaries these days are as deep as birdbaths—self-serving shine jobs. I want to know what makes a human being do the things they do. In the 1960s were you aware you were creating a countercultural style with the long hair, leather cape, that flat black hat?My friend John Brown made me that cape. It came from Leatherworks in Chicago’s Piper’s Alley. I found that hat in a gay store on Sunset. It was a Borsalino with a round top. I mushed it down. It wasn’t style. We wanted to be the Beatles and had no idea how. We just wanted to catch the attention of girls. The Byrds, CSNY—we might have looked good, but we didn’t give a shit about fashion. We weren’t going for iconic. Bands now try way too hard. Unfortunately today’s pop culture values celebrity more than talent. A guy like Kanye West—he can’t write, sing, or play. Plus I think he’s losing his mind.https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq0MljSHWqf/ Your documentary is timed well for the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock festival this August.The further away Woodstock gets, the bigger it gets. Coachella is really stupid. Shows that big, with $10 water, are about money. The art’s crap. Me, I like thousand-seaters. Those are the places I play now. Quentin Tarantino’s new movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, is set in 1969, too.  Not a fan. He’s violent and shallow—goes for the cheap end every time. The last films I loved were Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and The Judge. I love Robert Downey Jr. He was a pipe junkie, same as me, headed for prison. Then he got sober. Your voice is still great. How in the hell is that? I really don’t know. It doesn’t make any sense. People at my shows say I’m singing as well as I ever have—or better.But you still smoke… Sure but not cigarettes. Cigarettes fuck up your voice. That’s what happened to Stills. Um, moving swiftly along… In your first interview with Crowe you said, “The only thing that counts in the end is if you’ve got any fucking friends.” Do you think you’ll hear from McGuinn, Stills, Nash, or Young after they see the documentary?No. They’re all mad at me. That’s their right. Unless people actually want to be friends with you, it’s pretty hard. We loved each other when we started. They’ve all been pretty vocal that everything’s my fault. The important part is that I’m making good music again. Lookin’ over my shoulder—not so much.RELATED: Joni Mitchell Is Turning 75 but Her Influence on Music is TimelessStay on top of the latest in L.A. food and culture. Sign up for our newsletters today. TAGSCameron CroweCrosby Stills Nash & YoungDavid CrosbyDavid Crosby: Remember My NamedocumentariesPrevious articleAn Expert Dissects Once Upon a Time in Hollywood‘s Faux 1960s Movie PostersNext articleR. Kelly Has Been Arrested for Child Porn and Other CrimesZoie Matthew RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORWill the Documentary Boom Continue After COVID?A Fellowship Is Fostering Diverse Documentarians—and Reaping Oscar Nods‘The Raw Materials Were Her Life’: The New Billie Eilish Documentary Shoots for Storytelling with No Filterlast_img read more

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Athens keeps things volatile in New York – New York Report

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first_img Athens keeps things volatile in New York – New York Report whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Express KCS More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Thursday 2 July 2015 8:02 pm THE GREEK debt crisis continued to play havoc with Wall Street stocks, after the International Monetary Fund warned Athens ahead of its Sunday referendum that it faces a huge financial hole. Meanwhile, mixed jobs data dampened the US economic outlook.While the IMF was warning that Greece needed an extra €50bn euros over the next three years to stay afloat, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was urging voters to reject a bailout offer from lenders and saying he hoped to sign a new deal on Monday.Trading volume remained low ahead of a long weekend. US markets will not open today in observance the Independence Day holiday.Slowing US job growth in June tempered expectations for a Federal Reserve interest rate increase in September.Nonfarm payrolls increased 223,000 last month, below the 230,000 expected by economists, while average hourly earnings were unchanged in June, taking the year-on-year rise to a paltry two per cent.The Fed has said it will raise rates only when data shows a sustained economic recovery.The utilities sector was the best performer in the S&P, rising 1.4 per cent. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 27.8 points, or 0.16 per cent, to 17,730.11; the S&P 500 dipped 0.64 points, or 0.03 percent, to 2,076.78, and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 3.91 points, or 0.08 per cent, to 5,009.21.All three indexes fell for the week, with the S&P 500’s decline the biggest since March. Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Low inflation and strong pound lead economists to vote 8-1 to hold rates

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first_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Express KCS INTEREST rates should be held this month, according to a majority of City A.M.’s panel of economists . There were many reasons deterring members from arguing for a rate hike. Many of the panel are concerned about low inflation. The annual rate of inflation is currently zero per cent, around which it has hovered since February. It is solidly below the Bank of England’s two per cent target. Productivity is also beginning to recover, which implies inflation could be slow to pick up in future.Sterling strength is also a worry. The pound bought €1.24 at the start of the year, it now buys €1.43. This 16 per cent appreciation makes UK-produced goods and services more expensive to people whose earnings are in euros.This has made business very difficult for the many firms, especially manufacturers, that export to the Eurozone.The rise in the value of the pound has also made it cheaper to import many goods, allowing savings to be passed on to consumers, weighing further on inflation. Others said that the Bank should wait until the US central bank, the Federal Reserve, raises interest rates before deciding to do so. Doing otherwise could come as a shock to markets. Ross Walker and Vicky Pryce both questioned the underlying strength of the UK’s economic growth. However, Simon Ward believes it would be better to start incremental increases now, so that the pace of rate rises can be kept gradual. Otherwise the Bank may have to lift rates quickly later on if it is aiming to have them at 2.5 per cent in two years time. The Bank has held its headline interest rate at a record low of 0.5 per cent since the March 2009.It will announce the latest decision of its nine-strong monetary policy committee today at 12pm.CITY A.M.’S SHADOW MONETARY POLICY COMMITTEEOUR PANEL’S GUEST CHAIR FOR THIS MONTH: JOHN LONGWORTH | BRITISH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCENo change. Businesses see no convincing argument to raise interest rates at the moment. Indeed, doing so would be rash, premature and could potentially stifle growth. The recovery is still in early days, export growth has stalled, sterling is strong and moves that strengthen it further would hit our manufacturers, there is great global uncertainty, and, at home, the government is embarking on the next round of cuts.MICHAEL MARTINSIODNo change. Raise rates in a gradual, incremental fashion after the Federal Reserve raises. This is the sensible path as the UK and US strengthen relative to the global economy.GEORGE BUCKLEYDEUTSCHE BANKNo change. It is becoming a closer call on whether to raise rates. Growth has returned, inflation is expected to rise later in the year and policy is exceptionally loose. It is only a matter of time before rates will be needed to be raised, albeit gradually.HOLGER SCHMEIDINGBERENBERG BANKNo change. A hike ahead of the Fed would be unnecessary and a potential shock to markets. But the MPC should prepare the public for a first hike in February 2016 or November 2015. The British labour market is strong enough for that.SAMUEL TOMBSCAPITAL ECONOMICSNo change. The UK’s recovery may be back on track, but price pressures are still extremely weak. Productivity growth has strengthened, too, so the recent pick-up in wage growth should not panic the MPC.SIMON WARDHENDERSONRaise. The MPC’s forecasts imply that rates should be back at a “neutral” level in two years’ time, if not before. Even on the dubious view that neutral is only about 2.5 per cent, the rise must start now if it is to be kept “gradual”.VICKY PRYCEBIS AND CEBR ADVISERNo change. The pound’s strength is inhibiting manufacturing and exports while keeping inflation low and the recent rise in unemployment is raising questions as to the true underlying growth rate of the economy.TREVOR WILLIAMSLLOYDS BANKNo change. Price inflation is hovering around zero and global uncertainties are a medium-term risk to the recovery. That said, as the economy is expanding healthily, a split vote on the MPC would not come as a surprise.ROSS WALKERRBSNo change. Economic growth, excluding North Sea oil & gas extraction, has run at sub-trend rates throughout 2015 so it is hard to argue the amount of spare capacity has diminished this year or that the need for a rate hike has become more pressing. 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SWFL employers face worker shortage crisis

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first_imgUniversity cancels over $700k in student loans for graduates hit by pandemic May 17, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Career Sourcepandemic Janeth Castrejon with Career Source said many businesses are experiencing a staffing crisis.Simply put that means there are more jobs than workers.“Companies are competing now,” Castrejon said. “They really have to make their package of working for them attractive enough for people to decide I want to give this a shot and I want to work for you.”Dave Harding is with Best Home Services and explained his company has revamped its entire compensation package to be more competitive. He pointed out that still may not be enough.“We’re looking at possible sign-on bonuses as well,” Harding noted.Something companies like Waste Pro looking for drivers have already started offering signing bonuses.Federal unemployment expires in September and people collecting may have to prove they’re looking for work as early as next month in order to keep collecting.“If the job search expires finally May 29 and the extended benefits in September are done with, you want to be in a great position to choose from the companies and diverse jobs that the market is offering now,” Castrejon warned. “Do not wait until the last minute.”Career Source is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A career fair is set for Thursday in Lehigh Acres and Bonita Springs. RELATEDTOPICS LEE COUNTY, Fla. – A worker shortage crisis is facing Southwest Florida employers. There are more jobs than there are workers right now.Many workers, laid off during the pandemic, are still collecting up to nearly $2,000 a month in federal and state unemployment.Now companies must do more to attract workers.Career Source is tasked with matching employers with workers, but it’s been a challenge lately because so few people are showing up looking for jobs. Chicago man jumps into Lake Michigan for 365 days straight during pandemic June 15, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementPatricia Arcilia has been showing up at Career Source for nearly a month looking for a job after she was furloughed several months ago.“I see a lot of companies that are offering a job,” Arcilia said.Help wanted signs from companies are posted all over Southwest Florida which means Arcilia,who has worked in management, has options when it comes to finding the right job. AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisement RSW sees near-record passenger count in April May 19, 2021 Orlando International Airport welcomes first transatlantic flight since pandemic June 3, 2021last_img read more

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Mobile pediatric clinic provides COVID vaccines for children 12+

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first_imgLee Health saw a 6% drop in ICU bed availability By Bayer Mobile pediatric vaccination clinic happening in Cape Coral Friday June 11, 2021 Dr. Kurt Vandock discusses the ideal protocol for mosquito control and shares proven ways to enhance customer service. Cape Coral doctor offers medical marijuana discount as COVID-19 vaccine incentive June 11, 2021 Sponsored Content FORT MYERS, Fla.– Golisano Children’s Hospital’s Mobile Pediatric Vaccination Clinic will be traveling around Southwest Florida to vaccinate children 12-years-old and up for COVID-19. There are no appointments for the mobile clinic, it is walk-up only. There is no charge to receive the COVID vaccine. Here is the schedule for the mobile clinic next week: AdvertisementTags: Covid-19covid-19 vaccineGolisano Children’s Hospital Lee County COVID-19 vaccine site moving to North Fort Myers this month June 13, 2021 Advertisement The 4-Step Protocol You Need to Combat Mosquitoes This Spring RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementMonday, June 14, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Family Health Centers, 3415 Lee Blvd., Lehigh AcresTuesday, June 15, noon- 3:30 p.m., Cypress Lake Middle/High School, 8901 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort MyersWednesday, June 16, noon- 3:30 p.m., Cypress Lake Middle/High School, 8901 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort MyersThursday, June 17, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Family Health Centers, 3415 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres A parent or authorized guardian must be present for a minor to be vaccinated. The second dose will be scheduled at the same location or one close to it. For more information, click here. Man sentenced to 3 years in prison after trying to spoil box of COVID vaccines June 9, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentslast_img read more

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OSC issues 2014 risk assessment questionnaire

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first_imgJames Langton Related news Keywords ComplianceCompanies Ontario Securities Commission Regulators aim to root out pandemic-driven liquidity issues Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Conflicts, crypto, cyber risk: the year ahead in compliancecenter_img SEC examines rules for inter-fund trading The regulator last carried out a similar exercise back in 2011, and it says that the information gathered through the process will be used by OSC staff to rank firms in terms of risk, and to select firms for its compliance reviews. This does not include firms that belong to self-regulatory organizations (SROs). Rather, the questionnaire has been sent to firms that are directly regulated by the OSC, including portfolio managers, investment fund managers, and exempt market dealers. “This process is essential for gathering data from the firms we regulate, which in turn, informs our approach to compliance,” said Debra Foubert, director of compliance & registrant regulation at the OSC. “We use this data to make evidence-based decisions about which firms require further attention and oversight.” The questionnaire is an interactive electronic form, which firms must complete and submit online. The deadline for completion is July 21. The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has launched a data-gathering exercise that will help determine which firms face compliance reviews by the regulator. The OSC Tuesday issued a new risk assessment questionnaire that demands extensive information from registered firms about their operations. The 42-page questionnaire covers everything from the structure of firms to the type of the business they do, and how their KYC processes and commission structures work. Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

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New head for Fiera’s institutional markets business in Canada

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first_img IE Staff CETFA elects new board leader open door business 123RF Montreal-based Fiera Capital Corporation has appointed Michael Quigley as executive vice president and head of institutional markets.Quigley’s new role will involve optimizing and implementing the institutional distribution strategy for Fiera’s Canadian division, the firm said in a release. With more than 30 years of experience in the investment management industry, Quigley has developed a network across pension plans, foundations, endowments and investment consultants in Canada and the United States, the release said.Prior to joining Fiera, Quigley led Hager & North’s institutional business development team across Canada. He also served as vice chairman and senior vice president, distribution, for Natcan Investment Management.“Michael brings a deep understanding of the institutional business environment and extensive knowledge of both traditional and alternative asset classes, and we are thrilled he has joined Fiera Capital to lead the evolution of the Institutional Markets team,” Jean-Philippe Lemay, president and chief operating officer of Fiera’s Canadian division, said in a statement. Related news PenderFund names new SVP for investments TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Keywords AppointmentsCompanies Fiera Capital Corp. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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Jamaica Has Made Strides in Quality of Care for Visually Impaired

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first_imgRelatedJamaica Has Made Strides in Quality of Care for Visually Impaired RelatedJamaica Has Made Strides in Quality of Care for Visually Impaired Advertisements RelatedJamaica Has Made Strides in Quality of Care for Visually Impairedcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Honourable Professor Kenneth Hall, has said that Jamaica has made significant strides in the quality of care and service being provided for the visually impaired.Professor Hall, who was speaking at the launch of the Lions Club of Kingston White Cane Month on Wednesday (March 7), noted that the National Policy for Persons with Disabilities, which was instituted in 2000, provided the framework for Jamaica to develop and implement strategies to provide equal opportunities for persons with disabilities, visual or otherwise.“This policy advocates the principles of equality, and non-discrimination against persons with disabilities in areas such as education and training, housing and family life and accessibility,” he pointed out.He said that efforts to improve the quality of life of persons, who were visually impaired, would be further strengthened with the enactment of legislation.Citing the United Nations Convention as a global effort, which seeks to protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities, Professor Hall noted that this Convention signified international efforts to empower and position persons with disability, into the mainstream of everyday life.He said that the Convention would be available for signing and ratification at the United Nations headquarters beginning March 30.The Governor-General commented the Lions Club for its efforts to assist persons with disabilities, noting that in addition to the White Cane project, the Club had implemented other initiatives, including screening programmes.“Through these sight screening programmes, over 6,000 persons were able to have their eyes examined during calendar year 2006, with over 2,500 of them being referred to the optometrist for intervention,” he informed.Professor Hall urged the Club to continue its work in distributing white canes to the blind and visually impaired, as by doing so, they were assisting them to become more independent and to make a more significant contribution to the society.White Cane Month is observed in March to honour the many achievements of blind and visually impaired Jamaicans and to recognize the white cane’s significance in advancing their independence.During the month, the club will collect money for initiatives such as youth eye screening, the purchase of glasses and assistance with eye surgeries. Jamaica Has Made Strides in Quality of Care for Visually Impaired UncategorizedMarch 13, 2007last_img read more

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Deadline for JAMVAT Tertiary Assistance Extended

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first_imgAdvertisements RelatedDeadline for JAMVAT Tertiary Assistance Extended RelatedDeadline for JAMVAT Tertiary Assistance Extended RelatedDeadline for JAMVAT Tertiary Assistance Extendedcenter_img Deadline for JAMVAT Tertiary Assistance Extended UncategorizedApril 23, 2007 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The registration deadline for persons seeking financial assistance through the Jamaica Values and Attitudes Project for Tertiary Students (JAMVAT) has been extended until the end of May.Speaking with JIS News, JAMVAT manager, Roberta Brown-Ellis said students now have up to May 30 to register their applications. “March was the closing date, but the registration has been slow,” she noted, adding that only some 600 students have registered to date.“But the schools have indicated that more persons have applied, so we are expecting more to come in,” she said. Students are being urged to register early to avoid undue delays.Mrs. Brown Ellis noted that last year 2,100 students applied for assistance and 1,900 were approved. Of those placed in community service “jobs”, 1,336 did 200 hours or more.The programme pays 30 per cent of the tuition fees of students who are unable to finance their education although they qualify for entry into tertiary institutions. Beneficiaries are expected to complete 200 hours of community service through a work-study programme which begins in the summer. Students are given up to six months to complete their community service.The Government has committed more than $100 million to the effort. Participants are provided with a stipend of $2,500 for every 50 hours of work completed or a total of $10,000 for the entire period.The programme targets primarily second year students, but first and final year students may also apply.According to Mrs. Brown-Ellis, this year one new school, the Caribbean Institute of Technology in Montego Bay, has been added to the list of tertiary organizations whose students qualify for the free financial assistance offered under the JAMVAT programme.She said JAMVAT has used a variety of media in the colleges to inform students about the project. These include liaison officers, guidance counsellors, notice boards of resident halls, general assembly talks, and the Career Services departments of the universities. She informed that application forms can be found online at the National Youth Service website at www.nysjamaica.org, or at any NYS parish offices or the NYS Head Office in Kingston.JAMVAT, which is administered by the NYS, was started by the government in 2001. To date, 5,201 students have benefited under the programme which also offers workshops that prepare students on how to carry out administrative and other relevant functions expected when they are placed in the work programme.last_img read more

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