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School gates open to thousands of young Queenslanders

School gates open to thousands of young Queenslanders

first_imgSchool gates open to thousands of young Queenslanders JOINT STATEMENTQueensland schools will roll out the welcome mat to almost 870,000 students, 54,000 teachers and 19,000 teacher aides for the first day of the 2021 school year.Of these 870,000 students, about 582,000 are expected at Queensland’s 1254 state schools.And Independent and Catholic schools expect to welcome more than 284,000 students across 535 schools.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today visited Heatley Secondary College in Townsville with Education Minister Grace Grace and Member for Thuringowa Aaron Harper to celebrate the first day back at school.The Premier said state school students would be entering more classrooms, with more teachers and better facilities in 2021.“Today is an exciting time for students and families as well as our school staff and communities,” the Premier said.“It’s the very first day of school for 66,800 Preps, including 47,300 preppies who are enrolled at Queensland state schools.“My government is deeply committed to providing world-class education to Queensland families, no matter where they live.“Our infrastructure spend in 2020-21 of $1.9 billion is also an investment in almost 4800 jobs for local tradies as we unite and recover from the impact of the global pandemic.“Heatley Secondary College is benefitting from $12 million worth of new and upgraded facilities including a refurbished performing arts centre, visual arts rooms, new staff rooms, staff conference room and student wellbeing hub.”Mr Harper said the new performing arts facilities would see the school’s instrumental music program expanded to include strings as well as dance classes for students.“The new performing arts facility will enable the school to launch its Creative Technologies Academy in next year, bringing together the performing arts and technologies already available through the on-site Townsville Creative Technologies Centre,” he said.“And as a bonus for our local tradies, this work over the past year will support up to 36 full-time jobs.”Minister Grace said today was also a special day for 829 students who walked through the gates of our five brand new state schools, with construction supporting 1360 local jobs.“Our five new state schools that opened this morning – Palmview State Primary School, Palmview State Special School and Baringa State Secondary College on the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane South State Secondary College at Dutton Park and Gainsborough State School on the Gold Coast – are of a world-class standard,” she said.“We’re also on track to deliver three new state schools for 2022, supporting almost 600 jobs.”Ms Grace also encouraged parents and carers to enrol their four-year-old children in one of the approved kindergarten programs being delivered in more than 2000 early childhood education and care services across the state.“It’s so important that our younger Queenslanders get a great start in life through our early childhood programs to prepare them for the transition to school,” she said. /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:Australia, Brisbane, Catholic, childhood, conference, Early Childhood Education, education, full-time, Gold Coast, Government, infrastructure, Investment, Palaszczuk, QLD, Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Thuringowa, Townsvillelast_img read more

Premium / Under the radar: Welcome, everybody, to Roadrunner… anybody?

Premium / Under the radar: Welcome, everybody, to Roadrunner… anybody?

first_img Please Login Premium subscriber LOGIN Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Listening to corporate conference calls is a penance most business journalists have to pay; the price, perhaps, of all those jolly foreign junkets and boozy outings with contacts.Occasionally, though, they can be entertaining. Years ago, during a call with the CEO of a major steelmaker, one Chinese analyst asked a series of questions about global prices of coke, a high-carbon fuel essential to the steel-making process.Trouble was, the analyst pronounced coke in a way that sounded a lot like the … New Premium subscriber REGISTER << Go back LOGIN Forgotten your password? Please click here By Mike Weir 10/06/2019 Reset Your Password Email* Email* Password* Reset Please either REGISTER or login below to continuelast_img read more

Aces tackle Road Warriors sans injured Abueva

Aces tackle Road Warriors sans injured Abueva

first_imgDooley hopes more fans will come 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Alaska Aces. PBA IMAGESAlaska and coach Alex Compton have gone through a lot in the last two PBA seasons, where the Aces had some measure of success and the biggest heartbreak in league history.Today, the work to slay the ghost of the biggest collapse ever in the Philippine Cup Finals starts.ADVERTISEMENT Alaska made a string of championship appearances in the last two seasons and fell short each time.None was more painful than in the Finals here when the Aces zoomed to a 3-0 lead over San Miguel Beer only to fail to complete the job.The Aces and Compton have moved on and have regained their status as perennial title contenders. But completing the moving on process would require them to get the job done for a change and snap a title drought that dates back to the 2013 Commissioner’s Cup.Abueva, a former Rookie of the Year, has been the most consistent force for Alaska on both ends. He won the Best Player of the Conference award in the Commissioner’s Cup and was a member of the Mythical First Team last season.Alaska also unveils Brian Cruz, its pick in the Cadet Draft, and Compton believes that they have a gem of a player who can help carry on the Aces’ tradition together with Abueva.ADVERTISEMENT “(Cruz) is good player, he fits our team, he’s a smart kid who wants to learn and plays hard,” Compton said. “But he’s a rookie and I don’t think anybody should put a ton of pressure on him.”Guiao, meanwhile, is tasked to give NLEX its own identity and make the Road Warriors winners.There’s no doubt that Guiao is one of the most colorful coaches in the history of the PBA—and one of the winningest. But he knows that he wouldn’t be able to do this overnight.Mahindra and GlobalPort also make their debuts today, clashing in the 4:15 p.m. contest with the Batang Pier pinning their hopes anew on point guards Terrence Romeo and Stanley Pringle.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH among economies most vulnerable to virus EDITORS’ PICK Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND View comments Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908center_img We are young Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports But the Aces will miss franchise player Calvin Abueva for the first couple of games, counting their debut against an NLEX crew that opens a new chapter in its life at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.Abueva has a bruised quadriceps muscle and will be out in the 7 p.m. contest where Yeng Guiao makes his debut as the new Road Warriors’ head coach and start bringing a winning tradition to a team that has had very little success in the past.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad Ali“Calvin will be out and won’t be ready,” Compton told the Inquirer over the phone.“If this was a Game 7, we will inject him with something so he could play.” As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine MOST READlast_img read more

Dazzling with…

Dazzling with…

first_img…cow poop statisticsYour Eyewitness knows when institutions like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) send down their “experts” to feel the economic pulse of member countries, they come down with standardised forms into which they merely fill in the blanks with info collected down here. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone their announcements sound like the gobbledygook it is.But you’d think our Government would take the trouble to translate the jargon into language ordinary people could understand, nuh? Well…they do…but like all translators, they have the power to slant the translation whichever way they want. And with Governments, you know what they want is to tell us: things are just hunky dory, thank you! Even though you may be sinking in a bog of economic quicksand. What the heck does “Bank capital adequacy ratios appear comfortable (averaging 23.9 per cent as of December 2015)” mean when you can’t get loans from banks even if you stood on your head on the Cenotaph outside of the Bank of Guyana Building?!Or some other gems from the latest IMF report on OUR economy that produced the above head scratcher. Does ANY citizen who actually lives in Guyana really believe our economy will GROW by four per cent this year? We know rice farmers are now getting HALF of the Venezuelan prices for that lost 200,000 tonne rice contract. So there’s no “growth” for the 100,000 or so folks depending on rice for a living. Not to mention they’re planting less acreage in the coming crop.Then sugar – 23,000 tonnes less were produced in the first crop…and no way in hell the second crop’s gonna be any better. So another 100,000 citizens are sucking wind from a SHRINKAGE in growth. As you ferret through the report summarised by the Government, below their flowing headlines, you find the “growth” actually comes from increased gold production. But that’s from the two new FOREIGN mining companies – and after the Government collects its five per cent royalty, all those profits are siphoned out to the foreign homes of the companies! Where the “growth” for Guyana?Then another source of growth was from the extra excise taxes the Government slapped on the petroleum imported at the record low prices. So we’re supposed to’ve gotten “growth” because the Government forced us to buy oil at a higher price! While they collected the taxes to pay themselves their 50 per cent pay raises.And did the Finance Minister really need the IMF “experts” to tell him and his bosses we need to diversify the economy?Even the sweetie vendor at the street corner knows if, say, mints aren’t selling, she’d better try toffees or something else!…share manipulation at Ogle AirportAt long last, some of the private operators at Ogle Airport are opposing the hijacking by the Correias of Ogle International Inc (OIA). This is the company that’s just supposed to manage the facility on behalf of the Government that really owns it as part of a Public Private Partnership (PPP). In a recent letter, Annete Arjoon-Martins mentioned the €1.85 million OIA received from the European Development Fund in 2007. This helped in the lengthening of the airport that year.But back in 1999, the Airport shared in a US$30 million soft loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) – which OIA formed the years later to develop the airport, utilised. That 40-year loan had a 10 year grace period and is still outstanding as a debt of the Guyana Government. As Arjoon-Martins said, there ought to have been an oversight body established – but the terms were altered by the Correias to prevent equitable participation by the Government.When is SARU going to step in to prevent this seizure of a public asset?…double speakLet’s see if we have this right. The country need investments. Our banks are awash with cash but locals aren’t investing. And the Government’s gonna remove tax and other inducements for foreign investments.Pure genius!!last_img read more

Breakdown of parts builds up their makers

Breakdown of parts builds up their makers

first_imgSAN JOSE — While most iPhone owners couldn’t wait to try out their pricey new gadgets, a few raced to break them apart. The dismantled — and in some cases, permanently busted — iPhones revealed one of Apple Inc.’s closely guarded secrets: The names of the companies that supplied the chips and other electronic components for the highly anticipated device. The findings sent all but a few of the component makers’ stocks higher Monday, the first day of trading since the iPhone — a combination cell phone, music player and wireless Web browsing device — went on sale in the U.S. on Friday evening for as much as $600 a pop. The parts makers stand to profit handsomely if the iPhone proves popular over time. Apple itself has set a target of selling 10 million units worldwide by 2008, gaining roughly a 1 percent share of the cell-phone market. Among the beneficiaries of Apple’s business and the teardown buzz were semiconductor heavyweights Intel Corp., Broadcom Corp., Texas Instruments Inc. and Infineon Technologies AG as well as lesser-known companies such as Skyworks Solutions Inc. and Linear Technology Corp. Some researchers said Apple’s secrecy surrounding the iPhone’s component suppliers is yet another example of the Cupertino-based company’s vaunted ability to keep its partners tightlipped even when facing a media frenzy and rampant speculation. “They’re very good at it — and I think they make a point of holding their suppliers to a standard of secrecy, or you could lose the next round if you slip up,” said Howard Curtis, vice president of global services for Portelligent, a research company. The secrecy continued Monday. Most of the component makers either didn’t return phone calls or declined to comment. Much like the examinations of other much-hyped gadgets, the deconstruction of the iPhone was a mad dash to be the first to post online, with minute-by-minute updates on Web sites and the occasional howls of researchers who wound up destroying their iPhones. The mad rush to deconstruct the iPhone included sites such as ThinkSecret.com and iFixit.com as well as research companies Portelligent and Semiconductor Insights. Several analysts also published the results of their own teardowns. Based on the results, one of the biggest winners is South Korean chip maker Samsung Electronics Co., which is making the main microprocessor used to run the phone’s operating system and various applications. Samsung, the world’s largest memory chip manufacturer, is also making a type of memory called NAND flash for the iPhone. Santa Clara-based Intel, the world’s largest semiconductor company, is supplying another form of memory, called NOR flash, according to various research firms. Intel is in the process of unloading its troubled unit that makes the memory, which is primarily used in cell phones, amid fears about its long-term viability with the rise of NAND flash, a cheaper alternative that’s commonly found in digital cameras and music players. Intel’s stock rose 53 cents, or more than 2 percent, to $24.27 in Monday trading. Other chip makers whose stock rose on their involvement with the iPhone included Irvine-based Broadcom Corp., which is making a controller chip believed to be used for managing the touch-screen display. Broadcom’s stock price rose 52 cents, or 1.8 percent, to $29.77. Texas Instruments is supplying a power-management chip. Shares of TI gained 43 cents, or 1.1 percent, to $38.06. German chip maker Infineon Technologies, which makes parts that handle cellular communications for the iPhone, saw its American Depositary Shares rise 50 cents, or 3 percent, to $17.03. But it wasn’t just the heavyweights who benefited. Woburn, Mass.-based Skyworks Solutions Inc. was revealed as the supplier of a power amplifier used in the iPhone. Skyworks’ shares jumped 26 cents, or 3.5 percent, to $7.61. Shares of Milpitas-based Linear Technology Corp. rose 50 cents, or 1.4 percent, to $36.68 after the company was identified as the maker of the iPhone’s battery charger chip. Another company profiting from the iPhone is Cambridge Silicon Radio Ltd. out of England. Researchers said the company is responsible for making chips that allow Bluetooth wireless connectivity for the iPhone. But the iPhone halo didn’t touch everyone Monday. Apple, for one, fell 78 cents, or less than a percentage point, to $121.26. Marvell Technology Group Ltd., the Santa Clara-based provider of chips that allow the iPhone to connect over Wi-Fi networks, dropped 13 cents, or less than a percentage point, to $18.08. And Santa Clara-based National Semiconductor Corp., which is apparently making a display chip for the iPhone, fell a penny to $28.26. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more