JCSA calls for INSPORTS board to resign

first_img The letter highlighted that the board had failed to heed concerns pertaining to the institute’s governance and reminded its members of the Civil Service and the Ministry of Finance’s concerns that the agency is regulated by rules governing public-sector bodies, that the board is not an executive board and has no authority to revoke or appoint signing powers, cannot authorise who signs or who does not, or has any authority or privilege to sign cheques. It also objected to the board’s interference in deciding staff retirement and reassignment. “The board is acting beyond its scope and authority in removing senior staff from signing on behalf of the institute without cause,” said Grant. “Furthermore, your letter (April 14) indicates you (board) have informed the banks that staff are not to sign cheques. This is an absurd request, they (bank) cannot ignore the legitimate signatures approved by the Ministry of Finance how signatories must be assigned or removed from government accounts.” He continued: “Any decision by the administrative director is legal and binding. You have indicated that you will decide as a board who should retire or have employment extended. “To be so involved in the day to day issues of staff retirement and reassignment is another ridiculous stance as these persons are treated under the Civil Service Pensions Act,” Grant stated in his letter. Although citing the board’s instructions as “untenable”, the JCSA head advised Andrews to comply with the directives until, but specified that the administrative director cannot be held liable or responsible for any decision taken by the board. UNHEEDED CONCERNS LEADERSHIP BREACH The Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) has again called for the resignation of the entire board of directors of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS). This position, it said, was made on the grounds of a second round of attacks on the agency’s administrative director, Ian Andrews, with regard to having his signing authority removed, as well as its proposed action regarding retirement and contract extension of staff. Last year, the Don Anderson-led board rid Andrews of his signing authority – which is part of the administrative director’s job description – a decision that was overturned after a directive by the Ministry of Finance. Now, the INSPORTS board is headed in the same direction. However, the JCSA, which represents government workers, has filed a strong response. In a letter dated April 27 to board Chairman Don Anderson, President of the JCSA, O’Neil Grant, revealed that they were in receipt of two correspondents sent to Andrews (April 8th and 14th) by Anderson on behalf of the INSPORTS board. Grant raised a number of concerns and insists that the action proposed by the board is “ridiculous” and “untenable” and clearly violates the statutes and regulations applicable to government entities. “I must alert you (board) that the JSCA will be calling for the replacement of the board and particularly you (Anderson) as chairman, as we have seen where your leadership of the organisation has breached all public bodies’ guidelines, acts and regulations. Mr Andrews cannot be held liable for any decision taken by the board that he is forced to comply with, despite his declared concerns,” highlighted Grant. Efforts to reach chairman of the INSPORTS board, Anderson, for comments via telephone proved unsuccessful, as all calls went unanswered. The JCSA letter was copied to Minister of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, Alison McLean, the ministry’s permanent secretary, Mrs. Loris Jarrett, deputy financial secretary, Ministry of Finance and Public Service, the ministry’s financial secretary, Devon Rowe, Mrs. Pamela Monroe-Ellis, auditor general, auditor general’s department, all members of the INSPORTS board and Andrews.last_img read more

Terrence vs jayson will have to wait

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting After shooting 24 points and issuing 11 assists in leading TNT to an impressive 104-93 clipping of SMB, Castro refused to take the bait when asked about his motivation against the Beermen and Romeo in particular.“We’re a team and it’s not just all about me,” said Castro, the Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week for Jan. 21 to 27. “There are five of us out there at any given time.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsRomeo sat out a third straight game because of an ankle sprain. After being traded away by TNT, reportedly upon to the request of his former teammates, the playmaker said he should “be careful in choosing who my real friends are.”As reported by the Inquirer, the trade was consummated as some TNT players petitioned management to release Romeo after he got into several fights even during practice. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ Briefs SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The mouth-watering match-up didn’t happen when TNT KaTropa ended San Miguel Beer’s two-game winning streak in the PBA Philippine Cup on Sunday.Jayson Castro versus Terrence Romeo will have to wait for another time. That is, if the KaTropa and the Beermen cross paths again in the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations View commentslast_img read more

San Diego native and professional illustrator draws on the air before he

first_img Updated: 5:36 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Bobby Alcid Rubio was born and raised right here in San Diego. He went to Morse High School and grew up in Paradise Hills. He has been drawing since he was a child. He attended the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia (Cal Arts) and earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Arts.After graduation, he worked for Homage Studios (Image Comics) in La Jolla, and then continued on to pursue a career in animation. Bobby worked nine years with Walt Disney Feature Animation as a traditional animator and storyboard artist on several films including “Tarzan” and “Treasure Planet.”After Disney, he worked as an assistant director/storyboard artist for Nickelodeon Animation Studios on the series “Avatar: The Last Airbender” for 2 and 1/2 years.Currently, Bobby is a story artist for Pixar Animation Studios and has worked on the animated short “Tokyo Mater” and the feature animated movie “Up” and the most recent block-buster “Incredibles 2.” After hours, he works on his creator-owned and independent comic series, “Alcatraz High” and “4 Gun Conclusion.”Bobby is married to his junior high sweetheart (Susan) for 21 years and has three boys. The Rubio family lives in Oakland (where Pixar is based). Lauren Phinney, KUSI Newsroom July 19, 2018 Posted: July 19, 2018center_img San Diego native and professional illustrator draws on the air before he heads to Comic-Con Lauren Phinney, KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

GM Quader new chairman of Jatiya Party

first_imgGM Quader. File PhotoJatiya Party (JaPa) on Thursday announced Golam Muhammad (GM) Quader as the chairman of the party.The party made the decision as its founding chairman Hussain Muhammad Ershad, also elder brother of GM Quader, died at the Combined Medical Hospital, Dhaka on 14 July.After the announcement made from the party chairman’s office in city’s Banani, GM Quader said, “There’s no conflict in the Jatiya Party. The party is united.”The party said GM Quader was made chairman unanimously.The new chairman of JaPa also thanked Awami League president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina for inquiring about the health of Ershad at the hospital.He also thanked the physicians of CMH and the people of various walks of life for their condolences to the bereaved family members.Also former president of Bangladesh, the military ruler Ershad made his younger brother GM Quader party’s acting chairman on 4 May.A number of senior leaders of the party were not so happy with the decision. They, however, did not enter into any conflict over the matter then.Responding to questions about the next leader of the opposition in parliament, GM Quader said, the decision would be taken by the party’s parliamentary committee.last_img read more