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New Horizons for Primary Schools Project to be Enhanced

New Horizons for Primary Schools Project to be Enhanced

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Under the 2006/07 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives, the Ministry of Education and Youth has been allocated some $1.9 million for the New Horizons for Primary Schools Project.The project, which began in 1998, seeks to increase literacy and numeracy in targeted schools by the provision of quality education, and also looks at improving the scope and support for low performing schools.For the 2006/07 period, the project will seek to train classroom teachers in the use of innovative technology to deliver the primary curriculum, train lecturers from the College of Agriculture, Science and Education, and also train primary school students on the use of technology to improve their performance.The project, which is funded by the Government and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has to date, refurbished and staffed a project implementation unit and also completed needs assessment and analysis in 72 schools. Additionally, development plans for 72 schools have been completed and implemented; 72 principals and 650 teachers have been sensitised to the new revised curriculum; a Board training manual has been developed; 155 computers have been procured, along with printers and software for schools, regional offices, and project unit.Furthermore, 181 resource teachers and 24 facilitators have been certified, a breakfast programme was implemented in 16 schools, four vehicles were procured, and 432 parents were trained in parent education. New Horizons for Primary Schools Project to be Enhanced UncategorizedApril 13, 2006 RelatedNew Horizons for Primary Schools Project to be Enhanced RelatedNew Horizons for Primary Schools Project to be Enhancedcenter_img RelatedNew Horizons for Primary Schools Project to be Enhanced Advertisementslast_img read more

JBDC’s Small Business Expo Next Wednesday

JBDC’s Small Business Expo Next Wednesday

first_imgRelatedJBDC’s Small Business Expo Next Wednesday RelatedJBDC’s Small Business Expo Next Wednesday RelatedJBDC’s Small Business Expo Next Wednesday FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) will host its second annual one-day small business exposition, at the Hilton Kingston Hotel, on Wednesday May 6.Dubbed “Your Business, Our Business…How Can We Help You?”, the event is part of the JBDC’s thrust to facilitate the sustainable development of micro and small enterprises in Jamaica.Public Relations Officer at the JBDC, Sancia Campbell, told JIS News that the expo will feature an interesting mix of presentations and displays, geared specifically to prospective and existing entrepreneurs seeking information to assist them in start-ups, or improvements to existing businesses.“We are pulling together all the stakeholders, who are a part of the small business industry, under one roof, so that persons can come out to get information on how they can improve their existing businesses. Or, if they are interested in starting a business, they can be walked through the process,” Miss Campbell said.She added that entities such as the Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ), Scientific Research Council (SRC), Bureau of Standards, National Commercial Bank (NCB) and Access Financial will be in attendance to explain the importance of utilising their services, and how critical it is for them to be involved in the sustainability of the business.Topics to be explored include: ‘Screening a Business Idea – Is Business Really for Me’; ‘The EPA & the CSME – How Can It Benefit Me Now’; ‘The Business of Agriculture’; and, ‘The Role of the Media in Small Business Development and Options for Financing’.Miss Campbell urged persons to participate in the initiative, noting that it can allow them to improve and grow their businesses, and be introduced to agencies and stakeholders who can assist them in the process. The Expo will run from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and is free of cost.center_img JBDC’s Small Business Expo Next Wednesday CommerceMay 1, 2009 Advertisementslast_img read more

ABMS aims to revolutionize data flow, speed decisions

ABMS aims to revolutionize data flow, speed decisions

first_imgABMS aims to revolutionize data flow, speed decisions The Department of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office held a Virtual Industry Day on the Advanced Battle Management System, or ABMS, acquisition effort March 31. The event was attended by more than 600 participants from more than 300 industry partners.The ABMS acquisition effort will leverage commercial technologies, infrastructure, and data sharing best practices to deliver modernized operational capability to the joint warfighter.Randy Walden, DAF RCO director and Integrating ABMS program executive officer, told the audience over the Zoom call that industry feedback on precisely how ABMS will enable the Joint All Domain Command and Control, or JADC2, requirement is vital to success.“When we log onto the internet, we expect the 21st century level of technology that allows us to do machine-to-machine data sharing. My question to those online is why don’t we enjoy that today in the Department of Defense,” Walden posed. “We are ready to embark on an infrastructure that allows us to do just that and we’re going to need your help.”The program objectives are to build a digital infrastructure that connects the joint warfighting force, enables sharing of information across the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Space Force, joint allies, partners and multi-domains and provide decision superiority to tactical, operational and strategic customers.Walden described the process as “sensing, making sense of that information, and then acting on that information.” He compared it to the observe, orient, decide, act, or OODA loop, commonly used in the Air Force.“We want to take exquisite data and compress it in both time and complexity in a manner that allows those decision makers to act on the information well inside our adversaries’ OODA loop,” Walden said.Moving forward to create this environment, ABMS will focus on six attributes: secure processing, connectivity, data management, applications, sensor integration, and effects integration.The ABMS acquisition strategy focuses on delivering capability to the joint warfighter through capability releases and enduring digital infrastructure investments. Requests for information from industry will be posted through the standard process via the Government Point of Entry.“We definitely look forward to working with you starting today and well into the future to get your thoughts and your expertise,” Walden said. “This is not a problem that can be solved solely within the Air Force.” /U.S. Air Force 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:acquisition, air force, battle, Century, digital, director, environment, future, Government, industry, infrastructure, Internet, online, participants, technology, U.S. Air Force, Zoomlast_img read more

Orange deputy CEO Louette set for exit

Orange deputy CEO Louette set for exit

first_imgHome Orange deputy CEO Louette set for exit Pierre Louette, an Orange Group deputy CEO (pictured), is reportedly set to leave the company after eight years.Sources told French publication La Lettre De L’expansion Louette is set to join another, as yet unnamed, company. He was appointed as CEO Stephane Richard’s number two, alongside Ramon Fernandez, in January 2016 as part of a team which consisted of five deputy CEOs at the time.Orange is yet to confirm Louette’s departure and there is no indication of a pending exit on his LinkedIn or Twitter social media profiles at this stage.Louette, who also serves as Orange group general secretary and heads up the company’s France wholesale division and Orange digital ventures unit, joined the company in 2010 as group EVP and general secretary.Aside from his everyday duties, Louette built a reputation as something of a lobbyist in the industry: in November 2017, he spoke to Mobile World Live about the need for European telecoms regulators to create an environment in the continent which favours investment. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 16 JAN 2018 Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Español Kavit Majithia Orange makes secure cloud pact for French market Relatedcenter_img Previous ArticleEricsson woes continue with $1.8B write-downNext ArticleSamsung eyes Africa earnings boost Orange Ventures injects €30M into new fund Tags Author Las grandes operadoras europeas ponen condiciones a las RAN abiertas Orangelast_img read more

United Health Group CFO predicts Letterkenny workforce will soon top 500

United Health Group CFO predicts Letterkenny workforce will soon top 500

first_img LUH still not ready to restore IT systems United Health Group CFO predicts Letterkenny workforce will soon top 500 By News Highland – May 19, 2011 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre center_img Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Google+ The United Health Group has officially opened its new 17,000-square-foot building at Business Park Road in Letterkenny, with the company’s US based Chief Financial Officer predicting that the workforce will grow to well over 500 within  a year.Operations at the site began under the “Pacificare” name in 1999 with 30 staff. Now, the workforce is over 470, with more to come following the opening of the new building.Chief Financial Officer Dave Wichmann says Letterkenny is a very important element of United Health Group’s global operation……………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/dwick530.mp3[/podcast] Newsx Adverts WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleGarda Chief Superintendent believes that Lifford man was member of IRA in 2010Next articleMan originally from Co Clare found not guilty of Derry rape News Highland Facebooklast_img read more

Business Matters Ep 18 – Malachi Eastwood

Business Matters Ep 18 – Malachi Eastwood

first_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook AudioBusinessMattersHomepage BannerNewsPlayback Business Matters Ep 18 – Malachi Eastwood DL Debate – 24/05/21 Business Matters Presenter Ciaran O’DonnellFor this week’s podcast, Ciaran O’Donnell speaks to Malachi Eastwood, CEO of Gartan Technologies – a software company based in Letterkenny which the Belfast native set up with Peter Cunningham in 2001.Gartan Technologies specialise in time management solutions for the emergency services in Ireland, the UK and Australia.Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/BUS-MATT-4TH-NOV.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleChanges expected for ‘freezing classrooms’Next articleThree years for school campus ‘best case scenario’ admin Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Pinterest Pinterest By admin – November 4, 2020 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

People / Rasmus Frandsen is Bertling’s new director of US business development

People / Rasmus Frandsen is Bertling’s new director of US business development

first_imgBy Gavin van Marle 19/04/2021 Mr Walter joined Bertling in Houston at the beginning of this year and has since been closely involved in re-energising its US commercial activities, which focus on project logistics and trucking solutions for clients in the EPC, mining/construction, oil & gas and power sectors. German project cargo forwarding specialist Bertling Logistics has appointed Rasmus Frandsen (pictured above) as director of business development at its Houston office.He joined Bertling from Intermarine, where he started his shipping career in 2013 and subsequently worked in a variety functions, including a two-year stint in Malaysia before relocating to Houston in 2016 where he was chartering manager for the past four years.“Rasmus will boost our commercial activities in North America,” said Steve Walter, general manager of Bertling in Houston. “He has a well-established network in the country and knows who-is-who in our target industries.“We are convinced he will help us open up and explore new business opportunities in North America and beyond,” he added.last_img read more

Research Fellow at the European Policy Centre

Research Fellow at the European Policy Centre

first_imgResearch Fellow at the European Policy Centre Tweet Open Call: Western Balkans Y-Peer Training of Trainers Similar Stories Share 0 July 9, 2015 Published by Gorica Pocket Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. LinkedIn 0center_img ← Balkan SAYS – Security Architecture Youth Seminar Summer School Grants for Students and Young Academics from Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe Reddit Deadline: 31 July 2015Open to: graduates from PhD, LLM, or MA degree in the social sciences and humanities from universities in the OECD countriesFellowship: full funded by OSF TTF Young Professional Development Program ( up to USD 7,000)DescriptionEuropean Policy Centre (CEP) from Belgrade is one of the think-tank organizations which is invited to host and mentor a young researcher, preferably a Serbian national, under the auspices of the Open Society Foundations Think Tank Fund. The future CEP fellow will be fully involved in the research activities of the organization with the mentorship of senior staff members throughout the entire 6-month duration of the programme.With this initiative, the Open Society Think Tank Fund (OSF TTF) aims at supporting up to 15 fresh graduates per year from high-quality universities in the OECD countries who want to return to their country and assume posts in think tanks interested in attracting young staff. With these activities, they want to help young and talented people enter the region’s think tanks; provide additional capacity building with talented returnees getting engaged in policy-relevant research, analysis, and advocacy under the guidance of experienced staff; and assist think tanks in recruiting new talent into their ranks.Depending on a research topic, individual programs at hosting organizations will last up to six months and start from November 2015 in Belgrade in CEP office.Throughout this period, the young professionals are expected to engage in ongoing policy research projects:A full research or baseline study (young researchers are expected to formulate clear tangible outcomes at the end of the study/survey);Policy papers, briefs, or newsletters;An organized event or conference (young researchers should contribute to thematic development of an event organized within the program term);Any other policy-related product or activity that benefits both the individual and the hosting organization (e.g. designing and hosting policy blogs).EligibilityHave graduated in the past three years with a PhD, LLM or MA degree in the social sciences and humanities from universities in the OECD countries;Be a citizen or permanent resident of Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, or Ukraine;Applicants should be between 23 and 35 years of age at the time of application;Applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English and the working language of the host organization.FellowshipThe fellowship is full funded by OSF TTF Young Professional Development Program (up to USD 7,000)How to apply?CV in English or Serbian;Motivation letter describing among others your interest in this development program, your skills and qualifications and the added value of your engagement in CEP;Writing samples in both English and Serbian.All documents must be send to Dragana Bajić at [email protected] latest by 31 July 2015.Following the selection process at CEP, only one potential fellow will have a chance to submit an application to the OSF TTF.For more information please visit the official website. +1 The Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence Funded Positions for Balkan Journalists at BIRN Summer School →last_img read more

Nassar and Lordan shine in repeat Longines victory in Thermal

Nassar and Lordan shine in repeat Longines victory in Thermal

first_imgFor the second year in a row—and third overall—Nayel Nassar (EGY) and his indelible mount Lordan led the victory gallop in the $100,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Thermal (USA).Besting a jump-off field of five, Nassar and his 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding crossed the timers of Marina Azevedo’s (BRA) shortened course in 43.89 seconds. The duo narrowly edged Eve Jobs, who recorded the best World Cup finish of her career with her own Venue d’Fees des Hazalles; their time was 43.97 seconds. Lisa Carlsen (CAN) finished third aboard Parette after recording the winning time but pulling the rail at the final fence.“I’m just thrilled with my horse and thrilled to be sitting here again!” ~ Nayel Nassar (EGY)Nassar has been partnered with Lordan for more than seven years. In addition to winning last year’s event, the pair also topped the class in 2016. Nassar used his longtime partnership to his advantage, creating his own jump-off plan based off his horse’s quick, yet smaller, stride.“I tried not to focus too much on what the other riders were doing,” Nassar said. “I know that Lordan is a very different kind of horse with a different kind of stride. I just wanted to know whether my jump-off pace was going to be fast enough or if I needed to take any extra risks.”The pace proved to be just enough, resulting in a close, eight-hundredths of a second margin of victory.“It ended up being a lot closer than I expected,” Nassar said, “but luckily we were on the right side of that today.”Consistency Proves KeyWith consistent, points-earning performances in Vancouver (CAN), Columbus (USA), Del Mar (USA) and Thermal, Jobs took over the lead in the west coast sub league standings of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ North American League with 48 points.Should Jobs qualify to compete at Gothenburg (SWE) in April, it would be her first appearance in a World Cup Final.“If everything goes as planned, and I can continue to feel comfortable competing at such a high level, I would be honored to go,” she said. “I’m very excited.”Richard Spooner (USA), a 15-time World Cup Finals veteran, including last season, moved into second in the standings after finishing fourth in Thermal. He has 36 points, four ahead of Zazou Hoffman (USA), who won the World Cup qualifier at Del Mar (USA) in October.The west coast sub league of the North American League continues in Las Vegas (USA), on 17 November 2018.Results1. Lordan, Nayel Nassar (EGY) 0/0 43.892. Venue d’Fees des Hazalles, Eve Jobs (USA) 0/0 43.973. Parette, Lisa Carlsen (CAN) 0/4 41.50FULL RESULTS Tags: Lisa Carlsen, Nayel Nassar, Lordan, Eve Jobs, Parette, Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Thermal, Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Email* SIGN UP More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition!last_img read more

16-year-old STEM school shooting suspect to be tried as adult, judge rules

16-year-old STEM school shooting suspect to be tried as adult, judge rules

first_imgKuzma/iStock(DENVER) — A 16-year-old will be tried as an adult for his alleged role in a shooting at a Colorado school that killed one student and injured eight others, a judge has ruled.Alec McKinney, 16, and Devon Erickson, 18, face multiple charges including first-degree murder after allegedly opening fire inside the STEM School Highlands Ranch near Denver on May 7.Kendrick Castillo, an 18-year-old student who tried to confront the shooters, was killed.Judge Jeffrey K. Holmes on Wednesday rejected a request by McKinney’s attorneys to try the teenager as a juvenile.“Based on the totality of the evidence before it, the Court finds that it is has not been proved that the juvenile and the community would be better served by transferring this case to juvenile court,” Holmes wrote in his decision.“The evidence before the court at this stage of the proceedings indicates that McKinney’s actions were not spontaneous, but purposeful and planned,” the judge wrote. “Over many days he contemplated violent action, whether to frighten others or to cause them bodily harm.”The judge noted that McKinney — who was born biologically female but identifies as male — has experienced “serious trauma” in his life, including an abusive father, drug use, depression and thoughts of suicide.District Attorney George Brauchler said in a statement, “I am satisfied and pleased that the court agreed that this mass shooting case should be resolved in adult court.”“It is my intention to move forward without any additional delay towards the jury trial to which the defendant is entitled,” Brauchler said.Kendrick Castillo’s father told The Denver Post he was “elated” with the judge’s decision.Erickson does not have a date set for his arraignment.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more