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US official to study state of media in Lanka

Her pro bono work centered on human rights issues for individuals and various non-governmental organizations, such as the Center for Justice and Accountability, the Women’s Refugee Commission, and Vital Voices.O’Connor has a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, a post-graduate Diploma in World Politics from the London School of Economics, and B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown University. Ms. O’Connor is an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University Law Center, and a member of the Atlantic Council. (Colombo Gazette) A US State Department official is to visit Sri Lanka this week to study the state of the media following the January 8 elections.Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Eileen O’Connor will have talks in Sri Lanka with Government officials and the media during her visit, officials told the Colombo Gazette. O’Connor has worked as an attorney specializing in legal crisis management for high profile litigation, investigations, and controversies both in the U.S. and abroad. During her visit Eileen O’Connor will also have discussions on the proposed Right to Information Act (RTI). She also served as President of the International Center for Journalists, a nonprofit that trains journalists in emerging democracies.Prior to that, Ms. O’Connor spent 24 years as an award-winning on-air reporter, producer, and Bureau Chief for ABC News and CNN, covering the White House and conflicts in Bosnia, Chechnya, Northern Ireland, Israel, Ossetia, Ingushetia and the fall of Communism from bases in London, Moscow, Tokyo and Washington. read more

A bythenumbers look at social finance and essential skills in Canada

A by-the-numbers look at social finance and essential skills in Canada by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 6, 2016 2:30 am MDT Last Updated Jun 6, 2016 at 3:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – The federal government is focused on increasing social financing to help pay for essential skills development. Here’s a by-the-numbers look at how much is available for social financing, what the government already spends, and the state of essential skills in the Canadian labour force.$2.2 billion: Estimated amount available in Canada for impact investing.$25 million: Amount the federal government spends annually on essential skills training.$2.7 billion: Amount the federal government transfers to provinces and territories annually to help with skills training.14: Percentage of workers in Canada who score at the lowest literacy skill levels.60: Percentage of aboriginal people off-reserve who scored in the lowest two categories on an OECD five-point scale for measuring literacy skills.1: Canada’s rank among 37 OECD and G20 countries in the percentage of the population age 25-64 with post-secondary education.(Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, OECD) read more