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Canada Launches Hong Kong Pathway that will Attract Recent Graduates and Skilled Workers with Faster Permanent Residency

first_imgCanada Launches Hong Kong Pathway that will Attract Recent Graduates and Skilled Workers with Faster Permanent Residency From: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship CanadaThe ties that bind Canada and Hong Kong run deep. The first Hong Kong residents arrived here over 150 years ago, contributing immensely to Canada’s economic, social and political life. Canada continues to stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Hong Kong, and is deeply concerned about the new National Security Law and the deteriorating human rights situation there. Against this backdrop, in November 2020, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced several new initiatives to help more Hong Kong residents come to Canada.Today, Minister Mendicino announced that Hong Kong residents will be able to apply for new open work permits beginning on February 8, 2021. Valid for up to 3 years, these permits will allow Hong Kong residents to gain valuable employment experience and make significant contributions to Canada. Hong Kong residents must have graduated with a Canadian post-secondary diploma or degree in the last 5 years, or hold an equivalent foreign credential. A post-secondary diploma program must be a minimum of 2 years.Hong Kong residents currently in Canada temporarily, including visitors, students and workers, can apply online from within Canada. Those applying from abroad remain subject to current travel restrictions and may not be able to come to Canada at this time, unless they have a job offer or meet a travel exemption and comply with all public health requirements. More details will be available on the IRCC website on the launch date. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Canada, citizenship, diploma, employment, Government, Hong Kong, Human Rights, immigration, launch, Minister, online, public health, refugees, security, students, travel, websitelast_img read more

Air Products: Helping Young Welders to Achieve

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Doing a disservice

first_img David McIntosh QC, council member and past-president, the Law Society; chair, City of London Law Society; senior consultant, Rodney Warren & Co Mr Digby-Bell is entitled to his opinions, which he is rarely slow to publicise. In doing so in his letter without a word in advance or participation in the council’s debates, he belittles the considerable efforts of the Law Society and its president in fighting for access to justice and against the government’s threatening legal aid cuts. I doubt that many of the Gazette’s readers or those who voted for him are aware that, of the last 20 council meetings he has been eligible to attend, he has only turned up to seven. Had he paid more attention or enquired, his observations would have been better informed. The views he expressed are not shared by the national or City of London law societies; something I am qualified to make clear because of my roles in both, and my regular attendances at their meetings.last_img read more

The Doon Toon Army Gears Up for First Outing

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInSaturday 7th April will see the public launch of the Community Benefit Society for the Dumfries, Midsteeple Quarter Project and the first outing for the Doon Toon Army in a day of fun, music and solidarity in support of a new beginning for Dumfries Town Centre! From 11am until 3pm, members of the public are invited to come along to join in the events happening around the Midsteeple and the Stove Network – there will be music, speeches, entertainers and specially made Midsteeple People merchandise. The Midsteeple Quarter Project aims to take ownership of a group of disused buildings on Dumfries High Street. They will refurbish them and steward them for the community as affordable enterprise space at street level and rent out good quality flats on the floors above. Their plans are to start by re-developing the former Bakers Oven premises on Queensberry Square – subject to an Asset Transfer from the Council. The refurbished building will comprise a street level enterprise space for new local businesses to get started and at least six new flats on the floors above and stretching down Standard Close – bringing the first new housing to one of Dumfries’ iconic Closes for the first time in many generations. On 7th April, members of the public will be invited to sign up to the Midsteeple Quarter Community Society – membership is free and, as a member, you’ll have a say in owning and directing this very special project for the future of the town. Members can be part of shaping the plan for a town, spread the word, support local business and make your voice heard! They will also be eligible to buy Shares in the project and help put local money to work to build the town that we all want to live in. The Midsteeple Quarter idea is built on five years of research and consultation carried out by the local community. The majority of the responses highlighted the need to bring more people to live back in the town centre. This will create more life during the evenings, make greater demand for services and shops and bring a greater variety and richness to the place. Kevin Reid, Creative Producer for the Midsteeple Quarter Project, commented: “The Midsteeple Quarter Project is a means by which local people can once more create a town centre that brings opportunity and prosperity for everyone in our community. It is a Community Benefit Society that everyone can join – it is like an old fashioned ‘building society’; something that we all own and have an equal say in directing.”last_img read more

A Macon County Deputy Has Been Indicted And Charged

first_imgA Macon County deputy has been indicted and charged with misdemeanor death of a passenger after a February 2019 crash. On Monday, a Macon County Grand Jury indicted Deputy Cody Nathan Mitchell, 28, of the Macon County Sheriff’s Office and charged him with misdemeanor death by vehicle. On February 12, Deputy Mitchell was transporting James Baggott, 66, of Franklin to his home when the vehicle Mitchell was driving hydroplaned, hit a ditch and rolled several times on US-64 in Macon County.last_img read more

Developing Mpumalanga’s farmers

first_img9 November 2011President Jacob Zuma, speaking at the launch of the Masibambisane Rural Development Initiative in Mkhondo local municipality in Mpumalanga province on Sunday, urged emerging farmers to use their farms to help create jobs and alleviate poverty in the country.He told community members that through agricultural projects initiated in the area, people could get jobs and poverty could be alleviated.“If you stand firm and make sure that these projects don’t fail in your hands, poverty can be alleviated and job creation can be high,” Zuma said. “We need to wake up and do things ourselves. Government is here to help you. People must not rely on [social] grants for a living when they have land.”Zuma co-founded the nationwide Masibambisane Rural Development Initiative with KwaZulu-Natal businessman Daebo Mzobe.On Sunday, he visited various agricultural projects that fall under the initiative around Piet Retief, handed over five houses, and also handed over the newly built Ezakheni Combined Boarding School in Donkerhoek. The school will accommodate children from child-headed families.‘Let the supermarkets buy from them’Zuma was accompanied by Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba, Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi and Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza.He promised that offices of the Masibambisane Rural Development Initiative would be built in Mpumalanga soon.“We have taken a resolution to build offices here in Mpumalanga, where Mpumalanga people can access them easily. We want people, including businessmen, to volunteer and boost projects in their communities.“We do not want the community to buy food from supermarkets, but let the supermarkets buy from them.”Mabuza promised that his administration would support the Masibambisane famers by buying food from them.“We will make sure that to sustain these projects, as government, we will buy food and vegetables for schools, hospitals and other government institutions. We will also help process them,” Mabuza said.Five houses handed overA recipient of one of the five houses handed over by Zuma at eThandakukhanya township, Nelisiwe Mbokazi, 37, who cares for 10 children, including six of her own, couldn’t hide her joy when she stepped into the solar-powered house.“This is something I will never forget in my life. I’ve been staying in a shack all my life, but having Zuma give me this house has changed all our lives,” she said. Mbokazi’s house was fully-furnished.Gigaba told the community that his department would spend R1-million electrifying 63 houses in eThandakukhanya township.He said R300 000 would also be spent electrifying agricultural projects that have been initiated in the area to boost their irrigation.“All the aforesaid help, especially the electrification of the houses, will start this week,” Gigaba said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Open Data: Rise of the Rogue Citizen Developer and End-User Application Development

first_imgCitizen Developers are users who are not directly responsible for or authorized to build software applications or tools for an organization.  They are members of the organization who typicallyare motivated by a need to automate a task, improve the user interface, or derive or visualize information that wasn’t possible with the standard software set made available by the organization.  Often the citizen developer will create a business application that mashes up or combines data stored within existing applications.  In other cases, citizen developers create entirely new business applications to fill a gap in the capabilities of the standard software used by the organization.  Reduced IT budgets and IT initiatives are also driving end users to find solutions on their own.Gartner has used the term citizen developer since at least 2009 when Gartner’s Erik Knipp first began writing and speaking about the phenomenon.  The term citizen developer is similar to citizen journalist which describes people who are not employed as journalists but who take it on their own to document and report on events by writing blogs and creating videos and making their stories available via the internet.The term citizen developer is also frequently being applied to describe developers who create and make widely available applications based on Open Data sets provided by governments and other organizations.Rather than citizen developer, from an IT perspective, a more apt description of these users are rogue developers.  Citizen developers often don’t consider issues like security as part of  their development to the dismay of IT departments.  Knipp warns that “CIOs who attempt to block citizen developers are fighting a losing battle.”Ian Finley, research vice president at Gartner. said that “End-user application development (EUAD) is nothing new, but the risks and opportunities it presents have become much greater in recent years.  In the past, EUAD posed limited risks to the organization because it was typically limited to a single user or workgroup. However, end users can now build departmental, enterprise and even public applications. While this change enables organizations to empower end users and releases IT resources, it also heightens the risks of EUAD.”While there are issues and problems with citizen-based software developement, there are also benefits.  Knipp said that “citizen development introduces the opportunity for end users to address projects that IT has never had time to get to — a vast expanse of departmental and situational projects that have lain beneath the surface.”Erik Knipp predicts that by 2014 as much as 25 percent of software used by an organization will have originated by citizen developers.  That was his estimated published by Gartner in 2009 and now again in 2011.eWeek quotes Knipp as saying “The bottom line lies in encouraging citizen developers to take on application development projects that free IT resources to work on more complex problems.  Citizen development skills are suited for creating situational and departmental applications like the ones often created in Excel or Access today. However, complex distributed applications and low-level, fine-grained developer decisions will remain in the hands of IT, while line-of-business applications will likely fit between the two and need to be carefully managed.last_img read more

Pakistan romp to 248-run win against New Zealand in 1st Test

first_imgMisbah, Younis and Shehzad were all amongst run in Pakistan’s 1st Test winMisbah-ul-Haq became Pakistan’s most successful test captain with a thumping 248-run victory in the first test against New Zealand which ended Thursday.The victory lifted Misbah one ahead of former skippers Imran Khan and Javed Miandad’s joint Pakistan record of 14 test victories with a 1-0 lead in the three-match series against the Black Caps.”It’s a great feeling, especially being part of the winning team,” Misbah said after notching his third successive victory as he routed Australia 2-0 in the preceding test series.”It’s a young team and nobody expects from them to perform like that against top sides in the world.”Chasing a 480-run target, New Zealand was left lurching at 174-8 on the fourth day as they failed to cope with either the spinning duo of Yasir Shah (3-74) and Zulfiqar Babar (2-48) or the reverse swing of Imran and Rahat Ali (2-48).New Zealand’s No.10 Ish Sodhi delayed the inevitable for over an hour on the fifth day and top-scored with a gritty career-best 63 with seven fours and a six.He shared a 54-run last-wicket stand with Trent Boult before he was out leg before wicket to Imran Khan’s (2-37) inswinger to end the match.”They (Pakistan) are obviously a dominant team in these conditions and we have really good fight on our hands in the next two games,” New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said.Pakistan lost only five wickets across two innings to New Zealand’s limited attack, which was playing its first test on the UAE’s slow, turning wickets.advertisementMisbah scored his third successive century, Younis Khan smashed his fourth in five innings and opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad notched a career-best 176 in the first innings before fracturing his skull, ruling him out of the rest of the series.Mohammad Hafeez, who was under pressure after only 48 runs in the three innings against Australia, responded with knocks of 96 and 101 not out; his first test century in two years.The only positives for the Black Caps were the form of young opener Tom Latham, who scored a maiden test hundred in the first innings score of 262, and the defiance of Sodhi at the end.”The young guys have shown great temperament, they have really good head on their shoulders and obviously adapted to the conditions as well, so some positives we can claim,” McCullum said.”We just lost too many wickets in clumps and that can affect the team’s ability to post big totals in these conditions.”The second test begins at Dubai next Monday where the wicket is expected to suit Pakistan spinners more, followed by the last test at Sharjah from November 26.last_img read more

22 days agoKlopp: RB Salzburg taught Liverpool players valuable lesson

first_imgKlopp: RB Salzburg taught Liverpool players valuable lessonby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJurgen Klopp says Liverpool earned an important lesson against RB Salzburg on Wednesday.The Reds were cruising in the first-half after Sadio Mane made it 3-0.But a defensive capitulation meant the scores were tied with 30 minutes remaining, only for Mohamed Salah to save the day with the winning goal.Klopp said: “The first 30 minutes was some of the best football we played so far, I would say, against a very good organised team with a clear identity. We did everything that they don’t like on high speed, scored the three goals, could have scored more.”They changed the system – that’s allowed and not really a problem usually but tonight it was for us. We changed, for some reason, the approach. Some were in a controlling mood, some were in an attacking mood, and other positions were too hectic.”The other problem was that we tried to finish our situations off through the middle of the park. They had one midfielder less in the defence because they took a little bit more risk, left a No.10 between the lines, and we still tried to push through the centre.”[We] lost the balls there, they passed the ball to the 10 and he could turn at the back of Fabinho: counter-attack. That changed the momentum of the game.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Football Dwayne Haskins finishes third in Heisman Trophy race

Ohio State redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) looks to throw the ball downfield in the first half of the Big Ten Championship Game vs. Northwestern on Dec. 1. Ohio State won 45-24. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorAfter a record-breaking season in his first year as starter for Ohio State, redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins’ run at the NCAA’s top prize falls short.On Saturday, Haskins finished behind Oklahoma redshirt junior quarterback Kyler Murray and Alabama sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in the Heisman trophy voting.Murray finished in first with Tagovailoa coming in at No. 2 296 points behind.Haskins finished in a distant third after finishing No. 1 in the NCAA in both passing yards (4,580) and passing touchdowns (47). He finished with seven more touchdowns through the air than anyone in the nation.Haskins earned 46 of 870 first-place votes, and ended the voting with 783 points. Murray won with 2,167 points.Tagovailoa led the Crimson Tide to an undefeated 13-0 record and the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff, while Murray led a 12-1 campaign for the Sooners, good for No. 4 in the playoff.In his first season under center for the Buckeyes, Haskins went 12-1, including a 62-39 win against then-No. 4 Michigan and a 45-24 victory against then-No. 21 Northwestern, where he threw for 499 yards and five touchdowns en route to Ohio State’s second-straight Big Ten Championship.Haskins is the first Ohio State Heisman nominee since quarterback Troy Smith in 2006, who ended up winning the trophy. Smith was the seventh winner in program history, tied with Notre Dame, and now Oklahoma after Murray’s win, for the most of any team in the NCAA.With Haskins already securing the Big Ten single-season record for total touchdowns and total yards, he will have one more chance to add to his stats when No. 6 Ohio State takes on No. 9 Washington in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1.Updated at 9:14 p.m. to include vote totals read more