Employers Urged To Take Advantage of LMIS

first_img By Alphea Saunders, JIS Reporter Employers Urged To Take Advantage of LMIS LabourJanuary 25, 2012 RelatedEmployers Urged To Take Advantage of LMIS FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, is encouraging employers and others in the productive sector to take advantage of its Labour Market Information System (LMIS), as this is an inexpensive approach to business and an easy way to identify suitable job candidates. He said the LMIS represents one of the strategies to manage and respond to the current job market, as the Government seeks to foster and encourage economic empowerment, and human capital development over the short, medium, and long term. Mr. Kellier, who was addressing the LMIS Job Readiness Poster Competition awards ceremony, at the Four Seasons Hotel, in Kingston, Wednesday Jan. 25, emphasised the need for developing countries such as Jamaica, to make greater effort to maintain sustainability in the labour market, by increasing productivity levels, keeping abreast of employment trends, and engaging in job-fitting, to satisfy the needs of employers. He noted that statistics have revealed that employers are seeking workers with the right attitude and aptitude, technical skills, and experience. “We also saw where there was a demand for persons who were certified at the HEART Trust Levels 2 and 3, and those with first and (second degrees) were in good standing for work opportunities,” he added. The Minister highlighted that several gaps were identified in the labour market, which include nursing, practical nursing, computer technology, mechanical engineering, and psychology, with areas of actual and potential growth being in the agricultural, manufacturing, and wholesale and retail sectors. Mr. Kellier said the Ministry was therefore excited about the relevance and benefits of the LMIS to job-seekers, secondary and tertiary students, guidance counsellors, career developers, employers and parents. “We are presenting a one-stop location for information, and we’ve placed emphasis on youth, as we know they are a significant part of the job-seeking population,” he said. The awards form part of LMIS Week, which is being observed from January 22 to January 27, to commemorate the launch of the LMIS in 2002, and to assist in the promotion of the LMIS website. The topic for the competition, ‘Job Readiness’, was chosen as a result of feedback from employers that they needed employees who were more prepared for the world of work. The competition, which lasted from October 6, 2011, to November 30, 2011, saw 11 schools participating. It sought to: prepare students for the work world; increase the level of awareness of the LMIS website among the school community; acquire posters which will be used to promote the LMIS; and strengthen students’ knowledge of the visual arts. The LMIS (www.lmis.gov.jm) is a web-based system, which provides a one-stop data and information source, as well as job-placement facility. It has four major components, which include: job matching facility, where job seekers post their resumes and employers can place vacancies; labour market intelligence, which provides information on labour market issues; a national skills bank, which gives employers and investors access to a database of available skills throughout the country; and related services, which include career counselling and funding sources for education and training. RelatedEmployers Urged To Take Advantage of LMIS RelatedEmployers Urged To Take Advantage of LMIS Advertisementslast_img read more

Jose Mourinho appears in Madrid court on tax fraud charges

first_img However, the jail term was later replaced by an extra 252,000 euro fine. Revelations from the whistleblowing website Football Leaks have lifted the veil on the practices supposedly used by Mendes to optimise often enormous earnings from image rights by his clients. Upd. at 12:19 – Ronaldo, Messi tax woes – AFP “The Spanish Government in turn, through the Tax Department, issued a certificate in which it attested that he had regularised his position and was in compliance with all his tax obligations.” The Portuguese coach, who wore a suit with no tie, is the latest high-profile football figure to be questioned over his tax affairs. The 54-year-old did not speak to reporters as he arrived for the court hearing in Pozuelo de Alarcon, an upscale Madrid suburb where he used to live, which comes just over 48 hours before he is set to return to Stamford Bridge to face old side Chelsea on Sunday. Jose Mourinho tells the fans to shut it IN SPORT.ES Spanish prosecutors accuse Mourinho, who coached Madrid between 2010 and 2013, of failing to declare income of 1.6 million euros in 2011 and 1.7 million euros in 2012. 03/11/2017 Messi and his father Jorge Horacio Messi were found guilty of using companies in Belize, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Uruguay to avoid paying taxes on 4.16 million euros of Messi’s income earned from his image rights from 2007 to 2009. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was grilled by a judge in Spain on Friday over accusations of a 3.3 million euro ($3.8 million) tax fraud during his time in charge of Real Madrid in 2011 and 2012. He entered the main door of the court without his lawyers, who arrived before him. Barcelona’s five-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi was sentenced to a 21-month suspended jail sentence and 2.09 million euro fine last year for tax fraud related to his image rights.center_img A judge is yet to decide whether Ronaldo’s case will proceed to trial. Prosecutors believe by ceding his image rights to a series of companies based in tax havens, Mourinho committed fraud by not declaring the income those companies made from his image rights. Jose Moruinho handed Madrid court date for tax fraud accusations “Jose Mourinho, who lived in Spain from June 2010 until May 2013, paid more than 26 million euros in taxes, with an average tax rate over 41 percent, and accepted the regularisation proposals made by the Spanish tax authorities in 2015 regarding the years of 2011 and 2012 and entered into a settlement agreement regarding 2013. Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano also agreed a one-year suspended sentence with authorities for tax fraud last year. A statement in June from Mendes’s Gestifute agency claimed Mourinho had already settled his tax obligation in Spain. In July, Ronaldo gave evidence at the same Pozuelo de Alarcon court in northwest Madrid as Mourinho, accused of evading 14.7 million euros through offshore companies between 2011 and 2014. The basis for the case, as with a series of football stars based in Spain, is how income from Mourinho’s image rights was managed and declared. CET Mourinho is just one of a number of super agent Jorge Mendes’s clients to be investigated in Spain, including World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo. Mourinho declara ante el juez por un presunto fraude fiscal RELATED STORIES Other clients of Mendes to be investigated in Spain include the former Real defenders Fabio Coentrao and Ricardo Carvalho, Colombian striker Radamel Falcao, now with Monaco but formerly at Atletico Madrid, and Paris Saint Germain’s Angel di Maria, who also spent four years at Real Madrid. Media consortium European Investigative Collaborations(EIC) has claimed that no less than 185 million euros worth of income escaped the attention of tax authorities through the use of shell companies and offshore accounts.last_img read more

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first_imgBarry Cullinane Reports After the game, NUI Galway manager Jeffrey Lynskey spoke to Sean WalshNUI Galway play their Fitzgibbon Cup Semi-Final next week. The NUI Galway Panel for today’s Quarter – Final print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Nui Galway qualified for the Semi-Final of the Fitzgibbon Cup following a dramatic Semi-Final win over Limerick IT on Thursday Afternoon with the game finishing on a final score of NUI Galway 1-15 LIT 2-10. last_img

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Why Man Utd MUST start Sanchez against Spurs in FA Cup semis this weekend

first_imgALEXIS SANCHEZ’S time at Manchester United so far has hardly been a success, but in one game, everything can change.Especially when it’s a huge match; one that is the most important of the campaign.Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final with Tottenham is exactly that – the last chance for Jose Mourinho to bring home a trophy this season.7 Frontrunner Alexis Sanchez has been in erratic form since joining Manchester United but his effort and commitment can never be doubtedCredit: Getty – ContributorBig games call for big players, and while Mourinho threatened to drop under-performing stars this past week, one man he can’t afford to turn his back on is Sanchez.The Chilean’s commitment and work ethic can’t be called into question.And while other stars are appearing lazy and disinterested, Sanchez has shown a desire to turn things around.Our friends at Football Whispers explain why the Premier League’s best-paid player, earning £505,000 a week, must start Saturday’s FA Cup semi against Spurs.7 Alexis Sanchez is still a better bet than Marcus Rashford or Antony MartialCredit: REUTERS7 Manager Jose Mourinho should keep faith with Alexis Sanchez to help the Chilean superstasr gel into the Manchester United systemCredit: REUTERSSanchez’s move from Arsenal has been a misfire so far.Primarily because United have been unable to find a suitable position for Sanchez in which he can excel.TAKING THE RIC Manchester United leading Bayern Munich and Juventus in £40m pursuit of Watford ace RicharlisonThe Chilean has cut a frustrated figure at times, and evidently isn’t enjoying his football.But Mourinho was aware of the problems bringing him in during January would present.He said: “I am not a big fan of buying players in the winter market because of the period of adaptation especially with attackers.“But, he’s obviously improving and getting more comfortable with the team.”Regardless, Sanchez has plugged away in an effort to make the move work. This has to be admired.A player that came in on big money, could simply rest on that. Sanchez however, with his attitude, refuses to let it slide.Mourinho must continue to show faith in Sanchez, and other big stars for that matter. It’s an easy option to sacrifice those high-profile names in an effort to make an example of them, or simply to send out a message.Backing them, however, can reap great rewards.Jose Mourinho is full of praise for Paul Pogba after Manchester United won 2-0 against Bournemouth Zinedine Zidane this season has been under significant pressure to axe big stars.They don’t come much bigger than Cristiano Ronaldo but, in the first half the season, the Portuguese superstar was toiling.Instead he persisted with them and is now in a strong position to retain Real Madrid’s Champions League title, with an in-form Ronaldo at the forefront.Even when the Portuguese struggled in front of goal, his manager backed him.7 January signing Alexis Sanchez is still trying to win over Old Trafford fans but gives Manchester United a different type of creativityCredit: REUTERSMourinho must do the same with Sanchez.There are calls for the Chilean to be dropped and make away for Anthony Martial or Marcus Rashford, but neither of them are in good form.Martial is a fans favourite, so the calls for him to star are understandable.Rashford, meanwhile, is a local lad and has shone on occasions this season – most notably in the win at Liverpool recently.7 Fans’ favourite Anthony Martial and England starlet Marcus Rashford are alternatives to Alexis Sanchez up front for Manchester United against SpursCredit: Getty Images – GettySanchez’s arrival has put both in danger.You can’t rule out Sanchez starting with one of them either. Accommodating Martial on the left, for instance, would mean the Chilean could feature from the right.Sanchez often drifts inside anyway, linking up with central players and unlocking defences.Antonio Valencia could then drive up the right wing and offer a man over in the space Sanchez leaves behind.Bournemouth 0-2 Manchester United: Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling grab win for Red Devils ahead of FA Cup semi-finalWhat is often overlooked is that this United team is short on natural creativity since Henrikh Mkhitaryan left the club.Juan Mata is rarely trusted these days, so it falls on Sanchez to do much of the work.With 1.9 key passes per 90 this season, the Chilean is doing exactly that.He already has three assists in the Premier League for United, despite only arriving in January.7 One of the best displays by Alexis Sanchez so far for Manchester United was in the stunning 3-2 comeback win over neighbours and now champions City this monthCredit: REUTERSCLAIM YOUR FREE £30 BET Check out this new sign up offer from Sun BetsHis talents in the final third haven’t quite been used correctly, and it’s important for United to keep giving him freedom as, from a creative point of view, he makes teams tick.A regular criticism of Sanchez is he loses the ball too often. While he’s been dispossessed 3.35 times per 90 on average, it goes with the territory.The 29-year-old is a player who tries something different and takes risks. When buying someone in that mould, you must put up with it. If not, go for someone safe, unwilling to try to make an opponent uncomfortable.7 Ex-Arsenal striker Alex Sanchez has already supplied three assists for UnitedCredit: Getty Images – Gettymost read in footballRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashSanchez’s ambition and positivity must be encouraged rather derided.If United are to turn things around and end the season on a high, Sanchez must play a part in it. He’s one of few elite players the club has and bringing him into form will only benefit the team greatly.The test of how much faith there is in Sanchez begins on Saturday against Spurs. Ignoring him in a game of this magnitude could have consequences further down the line.last_img read more

Southland Conference Announces Football Players of the Week

first_imgOffensive Player of the Week:  Gus Johnson, Stephen F. AustinJohnson rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns to help Stephen F. Austin to a 27-17 upset win against No. 8 Southeastern Louisiana. The senior from Gilmer, Texas (Gilmer H.S.), who scored on touchdown runs of seven and 13 yards, has six 100-plus rushing games on the season. Johnson’s 18 rushing touchdowns set the SFA single-season record and his 47 career touchdowns moved him to fifth all-time in Southland history for career touchdowns and fourth in league history in rushing touchdowns. Johnson also had two catches for 25 yards against the Lions, giving him 141 yards of total offense. Honorable Mention:  Patrick Martin, Stephen F. Austin; Jonathan Buffin, Houston Baptist; A.J. Davis, Sam Houston State. Honorable Mention: Willie Matthews, Central Arkansas; B.J. Kelly, Houston Baptist; Jared Johnson, Sam Houston State. Defensive Player of the Week:  Brent Spikes, McNeese StateSpikes had a career night with three interceptions, one returned for a touchdown, and 148 yards in returns in McNeese State’s 41-21 win over UIW. The junior from Newton, Texas (Newton H.S.), set a school and conference record with the 148 interception return yards. Spikes returned his first interception 62 yards, second for 41 yards and the final one 45 yards for a touchdown. His three interceptions in one game tied a school record. Spikes, who had three total tackles, was part of the Cowboys’ defense that held UIW to 49 rushing yards. FRISCO, Texas – Stephen F. Austin senior running back Gus Johnson was named the Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. McNeese State junior safety Brent Spikes earned defensive player of the week award while SFA junior punter Nick Bruno was named the special teams player of the week.center_img Special Teams Player of the Week: Nick Bruno, Stephen F. AustinBruno played a vital part in Stephen F. Austin’s 27-17 upset win against No. 8 Southeastern Louisiana by helping the Lumberjacks win the field position battle against the Lions. The junior from Rowlett, Texas (Rowlett H.S.), averaged 46.2 yards per punt with a pair of 52-yard kicks. Bruno also pinned one punt at the six-yard line while another just breached the goal line for a touchback. Through four conference games, Bruno is averaging 45.1 yards per kick with three 52-yarders. Honorable Mention: Ramon Coto, Jr. UIW; Jatavious Wilson, Central Arkansas; Jordan Barnett, Southeastern Louisiana; Luc Swimberghe, Sam Houston State. Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the players of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his own player. To receive honorable mention, a player must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland sports information directors.last_img read more

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