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Youth Minister Emphasises Importance of Jamaica Day

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, says that Jamaica Day, which celebrates Jamaica’s history and its achievements, is not only important but vital, especially to the younger generation. “A lot of our children at the primary and secondary school levels are not really clear on some of the battles that had to be fought to get us here. Many of them have taken for granted the issues that we contended with in slavery,” she told JIS News in an interview. Jamaica Day, which was proclaimed by the Governor-General in 2010, will be celebrated Friday Feb. 17 by Jamaicans across the island under the theme, ‘Celebrating Jamaica: Goals for Gold’.  The celebrations will involve three major features – a flag-raising and recognition ceremony, a street parade, and an old-fashioned penny concert at the National Heroes Park in Kingston. Activities begin at 8:30 a.m. with the flag-raising ceremony at National Heroes Park, Kingston, where Minister Hanna will declare the Day open. Apart from that event, the Minister will also participate in activities at several primary schools. She said that young people should be constantly reminded about the struggles that the ancestors faced, as well as the achievements that have come out of those conflicts. She is also hoping that the day will not only inspire young people, but set an example of what is important. The Minister mentioned various values and attitudes that need to be instilled in the youth of Jamaica, and emphasised that the country is not going to progress if there is an “I concept,” instead of a “we concept.” “Those are the kinds of values that are important; the values of productivity and recognising that it is not about leaving Jamaica, but it is really about staying and continuing the fine tradition that we have achieved,” she said. Exploring the theme for Jamaica Day, she said that young Jamaicans must develop that mentality where they appreciate that, “nothing in life comes easy or happens overnight.” “You have to really plan for what you want and really pursue excellence, and those are some of the hallmarks and trademarks of those who have gone ahead and done well in athletics, in politics, in academia and in culture, and they (young people)  need to recognise those examples and be inspired by them,” she said. Minister Hanna said there are many persons who set good examples for youth, and who have prevailed under difficult circumstances. “The woman who works in the hospital for the last 30 years of her life and has sent all her six children to University; the person in the community who takes children in and teaches them how to read, those are persons who also make up Jamaica and gave us our proud heritage. There is also that community spirit in rural areas, when the communities come together and help people dig graves and when farmers get-together to work on each other’s plots,” she said. “Those are the things that children need to understand that make us supremely Jamaican, that really give us a special type of brand that no one else in the world can replicate,” the Minister added. RelatedYouth Minister Emphasises Importance of Jamaica Day RelatedYouth Minister Emphasises Importance of Jamaica Day RelatedYouth Minister Emphasises Importance of Jamaica Daycenter_img Youth Minister Emphasises Importance of Jamaica Day CultureFebruary 17, 2012 Advertisementslast_img read more

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Industry Veteran Selected to Lead Fleetsource

first_imgCLIFFWOOD, N.J. — Fleetsource LLC has announced the appointment of Chuck Knott as CEO, president, and a director of the company.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Knott brings substantial heavy-duty diesel components business leadership experience to Fleetsource. He led EMCON Technologies’ Commercial Vehicle Emissions Business as global general manager from 2007 to 2010, achieving substantial growth in revenue and EBITDA. He also has served in general management, sales and marketing and other functional leadership positions in the heavy-duty diesel market for ArvinMeritor and Engelhard Corp. He started his career with DuPont where he served in business, manufacturing and engineering roles that included working with DuPont diesel fuel additives. Knott earned his MBA in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Virginia Tech. “We are delighted to bring in a dynamic leader like Chuck,” said Fleetsource Board Chairman Tom Calibeo. “Chuck’s experience with the heavy-duty diesel market and track record of achieving substantial profitable growth in the businesses that he has led make him an excellent fit to lead Fleetsource going forward.” “I am very much looking forward to working with the Fleetsource team, our customers and industry partners to continue Fleetsource’s growth and part and service level improvements,” Knott said. “It is a very exciting and challenging time for the heavy-duty diesel aftermarket, as our customers are striving to maximize the operating efficiency of their diesel vehicles and stationary applications. We look forward to providing our customers the parts and services that they need to meet these challenges.” Advertisement Fleetsource is a regional provider of diversified products and services to the medium-duty and heavy-duty truck and diesel-powered equipment markets. Based in Cliffwood, N.J, Fleetsource offers OEM and remanufactured parts and maintenance services for technologically complex truck components and systems, along with access to one of the largest fleets of yard trucks in the U.S. for sale, lease or rent. Through five facilities in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York, Fleetsource is currently serving more than 3,000 active accounts comprised of corporate, trucking and municipal fleets. Click here for more information about Fleetsource.last_img read more