A Truro small business will now be able to compete for more projects thanks to funding from the Canada-Nova Scotia Job Grant. Cumberland North MLA Terry Farrell, on behalf of Labour and Advanced Education Minister Kelly Regan, and MP Scott Armstrong, on behalf of Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, made the announcement today, Feb. 10, at Fowler Construction Services. The company received $16,372 for staff training that will provide them with the certification needed to compete for more projects. The company contributed an additional $6,372. “This funding has helped me and two of my key employees to further our professional goals,” said Hal Fowler, president, Fowler Construction Services. “We greatly appreciate the opportunity to utilize the available funding to achieve our Gold Seal Certification. “With upcoming tender requirements surrounding certification, it certainly will allow us access to more work.” Fowler Construction Services is among the 24 businesses in the province which have received funding through the Canada-Nova Scotia Job Grant. “This investment helps our workers and businesses get the skills and training they need to be more competitive. We’re committed to helping our businesses seize opportunities through growing a highly skilled workforce,” said Mr. Farrell. The job grant is delivered through Nova Scotia’s Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive Program. The funding is provided to companies to encourage investment in skills development and certification. It is also designed to help companies adapt to the introduction of new technology and innovative processes, improve productivity, and strengthen international competitiveness. “The federal government’s top priorities are creating jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity,” said Mr. Armstrong. “It is great to see that Nova Scotia’s employers are willing to put skin in the game to ensure they have the right workers with the right skills to help their businesses grow. “The Canada Job Grant will lead to guaranteed jobs, which is great news for workers and Nova Scotia’s economy.” For more information on the Canada-Nova Scotia Job Grant, visit http://novascotia.ca/econ/pip/wipsi/ .
Mathura (UP): Eight members of a Greater Noida family on their way to the Taj Mahal were killed when their car rammed into a truck on Yamuna Expressway in Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura district on Sunday, police said.Five members of the family from Jewar in Gautam Budh Nagar district died on the spot when their car rammed into the truck moving ahead of it around 8.30 am in the Baldeo police station area, about 30 km from Mathura city. Three others succumbed to injuries at a hospital, Superintendent of Police (Rural) Aditya Kumar Shukla said. According to a police statement, the family was going to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal. The police said the car was completely mangled and they had to use gas cutters to bring out the bodies. The deceased have been identified as Neeraj (30), Anita (30), Vishnu (23), Taruna (21), Santoshi (19), Shalu (20), Anjali (11) and Gabbar (24), the police officer said. The bodies have been sent for post-mortem. The truck driver fled with his vehicle from the spot after the accident, the officer said.
What do Brock researchers think about Open Access, a global movement promoting free access to academic research? How are scholarly publishing issues, such as the crisis in journal pricing, affecting the Brock University community?Find out on Oct. 25, when the Brock Library and the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Scholarly Publishing present events highlighting Open Access Week, an international annual celebration of open scholarship.• 11 a.m.-12 p.m. — Open Access Fact or Fiction Prize Wheel: spin the wheel and win a sweet prize.Location: Library main floor.• 1-1:15 p.m. — Introduction to Open Access and related Library services with Elizabeth Yates, Scholarly Communication Librarian.Location: TH 253• 1:15- 2:15 p.m. — Panel discussion with members of the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Scholarly Publishing, including co-chairs Mark Robertson, University Librarian, and Joffre Mercier, Associate Vice-President Research for the Natural and Health Sciences. Hear highlights from the committee’s discussions with Brock stakeholders on issues including scholarly publishing and open access.Location: TH 253• 2:30-3:30 p.m. — Explore Brock’s Digital Repository, an online archive showcasing and preserving the Brock community’s scholarly output, with Tim Ribaric, Digital Services Librarian.Location: TH 253To see how academic communities around the globe are participating in International Open Access Week click here.