Education Minister Calls for Renewed Partnership

first_imgEducation Minister Calls for Renewed Partnership EducationMarch 14, 2012 RelatedEducation Minister Calls for Renewed Partnership RelatedEducation Minister Calls for Renewed Partnership By Douglas McIntosh, JIS Reporter RelatedEducation Minister Calls for Renewed Partnership FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Education Minister, Rev. the Hon. Ronald Thwaites, has called for a renewed partnership involving the state, teachers, parents and students, which will facilitate adequate resources to advance the provision of education, particularly at the secondary level. Speaking at a meeting of  the Jamaica College (JC) Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) at the institution’s Old Hope Road campus in St. Andrew, on March  12, Rev. Thwaites contended that the notion of free education in Jamaica “has been misunderstood.” “We must recognise, nationally, that education is wrought at a very high price. Nothing of great value in life, such as education, is free. Even if you do not have to pay fees, courtesy of the Jamaican taxpayer, you know (that there are) the other expenses that are so necessary for a child’s education,” he told  the meeting. Rev. Thwaites alluded to the late former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Michael Manley’s advocacy for free education during his tenure, pointing out that this was based on the position that no one should be denied quality education, based on economic inability, asserting that this “is a principle from which we must never resile.” “And so, we need to look to a new kind of covenant between parents and teachers and students and the state, going forward, where we see ourselves as engaged in a robust partnership where everybody contributes to the extent that they can,” the Minister said.  Rev. Thwaites emphasised that contributors should  do  willingly, “not looking over their shoulders, not saying that ‘you should contribute more’, but doing the very best that they can, if we want a (bright) future for our nation.” Advertisementslast_img read more

Sei Young Kim holes out for eagle to win Hawaii playoff

first_imgKAPOLEI, Hawaii – Sei Young Kim holed out from 154 yards for eagle to win the LPGA’s Lotte Championship on the first hole of a playoff Saturday with Inbee Park. After driving into the water in regulation on the par-4 18th, Kim forced the playoff with an 18-foot chip-in for par. She then won on the hole with her 8-iron shot that barely cleared the water. The 22-year-old South Korean player became the first two-time LPGA winner this year. She won in the Bahamas in February in her second start as a tour member. Kim rebounded from a disappointing final round two weeks ago in the ANA Inspiration when she squandered the lead and ended up tying for fourth. She closed with a 1-over 73 in wind gusting to 30 mph at Ko Olina to match Park at 11-under 277. Park finished with a 71. I.K. Kim bogeyed the final two holes for a 74 that left her two strokes back. Hyo Joo Kim (69) and Chella Choi (72) tied for fourth at 7 under as South Korean players swept the first five places. German Sandra Gal (69) finished sixth at 6 under.last_img read more

DCMS Scholarships for MSc Information Security

first_img +1 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Tweet DCMS Scholarships for MSc Information Security ← Yamada Foundation Scholarship for International Students Pocket Share 0 August 21, 2017 Published by Ivona Similar Stories Reddit LinkedIn 0 Deadline: 01 September 2017Open to: UK or EU citizens are eligible to apply for this scholarship programScholarship: full tuition fees of GBP £15,725DescriptionThe University of London is accepting applications for DCMS Scholarships for MSc Information Security for part-time distance learning students, funded by DCMS. UK or EU citizens are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.The aim of the scholarship is to provide financial help to part-time distance learning students.The University of London is a collegiate research university located in London, England, consisting of 18 constituent colleges, nine research institutes and a number of central bodies. The university is the largest university by a number of full-time students in the United Kingdom, with 161,270 campus-based students and over 50,000 distance learning students in the University of London International Programmes.EligibilityTo be eligible for an award, you must begin the Master’s program in the 2017/18 academic year.You must also meet the following criteria:You are a UK or EU citizen who is normally resident in the UK other than for the sole purpose of education;You are not undertaking any other forms of formal education;You are not applying straight from an undergraduate degree;You have not previously held employment as a cyber security professional (or where cyber security was less than 50% of a previous job role);You must not have unspent convictions relating to cyber security or fraud-related offenses.Preference will be given to applicants meeting the following additional preferred criteria:Persons looking to retrain into the cyber security profession: for example, parents returning to work following maternity/paternity leave, those currently unemployed, and mid-career transitioners;General IT practitioners who are looking to specialize in cyber security;Demographics currently underrepresented in the cyber security profession. (There is evidence of under-representation of women in the profession. These bursaries are designed to encourage a broader demographic to participate.ScholarshipThese scholarships cover the full tuition fees of £15,725 (though not the cost of sitting or resitting exams).How to Apply?In order to apply please, fill the application form.When you have signed and dated the form, please scan the document (preferably as a pdf) and email it to [email protected] with the subject line “Application form for DCMS Bursary – 2017”. Lifesaver Essays-Essay Writing Contest →last_img read more

TuneBoss Launches Three new ECUs for Yamaha R25, Lagenda 115z and…

first_imgMade by FSR Technology, 100% Malaysian owned company based in Ara Damansara TuneBoss Programmable ECU for three new models FSR Technology launched their latest Tuneboss programmable ECUs that will support three popular bikes currently in Malaysia. The new ECUs are designed specifically for the Yamaha R25, Yamaha Lagenda 115z and the Honda RS150R. All three new ECUs will be available for purchase at the end of the month.The three new additions to their product line up makes a total of ten different programmable ECUs for popular small capacity motorcycles in the country. Some of these models are the Yamaha FZ150i and also the Yamaha Y15ZR. All of the ECUs are simply Plug-and-Play devices that anyone can swap on their own without any need for complex wiring.The TuneBoss ECU are able to boost the bike’s performance by giving the user the ability to tune their machines with different characteristics. The ECUs allow a variety of adjustments that includes the air-fuel mixture and spark timing for increase in performance.What makes the company’s products even more unique than any of its competitors is their wireless connectivity via their TuneBoss Manager application (can be downloaded for free). Many of its functions and settings can give the user a more direct control using their smart phones or tablets. All TuneBoss ECUs can be connected via Bluetooth to be more user-friendly.With the TuneBoss Manager app, users can actually perform advanced diagnostics to detect any problems or issues without having to take their bikes to the workshop. Users can even download different mappings (for free) via their website to suit different styles of riding, giving more choice and freedom to the users.TuneBoss also offers a number of upgrades and functions like the Quick Shifter, Launch Control and many more. These upgrades can be activated with a simple purchase in a form of a key code via the dealers without having to change or add anymore hardware to the bikes (think of it as something similar to an ‘in-app purchase’).TuneBoss also provide the “Race Package” upgrade for racing applications that has been proven to be competitive during their season in the Malaysia Superbike Championship (MSC) series back in 2016 and other races like the KBS-MAM Kapcai Endurance Race.FSR Technology also presented the grand prize from the Facebook lucky draw contest to one lucky winner. The grand prize is a brand new Honda RS150R equipped with the TuneBoss ECU was handed over to the winner (Muhammad Zulhanif Bin Hamidon) during the launch just now.To know more about FSR Technology and TuneBoss products, you may visit their official website or the TuneBoss Facebook page. Also available in Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Europe and Mexico –Ads–last_img read more

Annual ‘Drug Take Back Event’ In Soldotna

first_imgChange 4 the Kenai has partnered up with Soldotna Pharmacy for the event this year. Each person that drops off an unused or expired prescription will receive a $5 coffee card. The drugs are transferred to the Alaska Drug Enforcement Unit in Anchorage for disposal. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Soldotna Professional Pharmacy is again hosting a drug take back day, on October 28, from 10-2pm. Soldotna Police Sergeant Stace Escott has helped watch over the operation in years past: “You know, there are many great benefits, the ease of it, the protection for our children. So many times there’s misuse of those drugs that are just freely obtainable by children in medicine cabinets over at their friend’s house or something like that. There’s that and the safety of keeping it out of the sewer system and making our water clean and all kinds of benefits.”center_img Story as aired: Sergeant Escott said SPD will also dispose of unwanted drugs throughout the year: “For the convenience of the public, they can come in at any time, day or night. There’s a red phone out front if someone’s not there, they just call Dispatch and they’ll let them in and there’s a box out front, they can just drop them off any time.”last_img read more

Lynch second in Swiss World Cup class a boost for Irish Olympic hopes

first_imgHome  »  General  »  Lynch second in Swiss World Cup class a boost for Irish Olympic hopes 31 January 2016, 16:53 TIPPERARY’s Denis Lynch continued his brilliant run of form, with a runner-up finish in today’s (Sunday) five-star Longines World Cup Class at Zurich in Switzerland.The second place finish netted Lynch €40,000 and gives him a great chance of making the World Cup finals at the end of March. It also boosts Ireland’s hopes of securing a second individual place at the Olympic Games in Rio.Riding the Thomas Straumann-owned stallion All Star, Lynch was narrowly pipped for victory by Swiss rider Pius Schwizer and PSG Future, who scored a win in front of their home fans.It was the third time in a fortnight that Lynch and All Star finished second in a major five-star contest as part of a charge up the Olympic ranking list.They were runners-up in the last World Cup round at Leipzig in Germany and also finished second in the Longines Grand Prix in Zurich on Friday night.This latest result increases Ireland’s hopes of qualifying two individual riders for the Show Jumping competition at the Olympic Games in Rio.Bertram Allen looks likely to secure a place for Ireland based on his current Olympic ranking but the result today will move Denis Lynch into strong contention to take a second place for Ireland ahead of the cut off date on March 6th.While the places are secured by individual riders, Olympic places are allocated to the country of the riders involved.Photo above: Tipperary’s Denis Lynch and All Star in action at Zurich in Switzerland where they finished second in both the Grand Prix and World Cup (Photo: Katja Stuppia) Lynch second in Swiss World Cup class a boost for Irish Olympic hopes Tags:last_img read more

Juventus fans want a star removed following Antonio Conte’s decision to join Inter

first_imgAdvertisement 3mxlwNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsr19lWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7m( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) pbiWould you ever consider trying this?😱8j3llcpCan your students do this? 🌚1a1Roller skating! Powered by Firework Antonio Conte has been appointed as the new Inter Milan coach after Luciano Spaletti left the club following a unconvincing season at Inter. The fans of Conte’s former club Juventus are in rage due to this decision of Conte.Advertisement A petition came about , by user “Buddy guy black and white” at the link : “Antonio Conte was a beloved captain, who also played with his heart,” it read.“Then he became our Coach and won us an unexpected Scudetto without a top squad after Calciopoli and seventh places.Advertisement “That could be compared, I think, to winning a Champions League, precisely because of the historical importance attached to it… then he left for reasons that are probably not entirely clear, two days before the start of the season.“Not a nice thing but, so far, it still falls into logic… What will be, as far as I’m concerned, an indelible divide with Conte is his landing at Inter…“We know Coaches, as well as players and directors, are professionals, who have every right to make professional choices that go beyond ‘belonging’.“If Mou came to Juve, he would’ve done nothing wrong to Inter, just as if Sarri did or Capello to Roma in the past, because things that are said during the course of a season all add up in dialectical clashes dictated by the moment, from situations on the field…“In the case of Conte at Inter, I think it’s something very different. He’s not just a former Juventus player or a professional going to a rival team. Many have done that in the past…“Here we have a person going to a club where, internally, even today, there are individuals like Zanetti or [Pirelli chief Marco] Tronchetti Provera, to pick two names at random, who have never hid their opinions about Juventus, who stole Scudetti from the same Juventus that Conte played for and was a protagonist for.“Going to Inter isn’t a professional choice for Conte. A professional choice would be to go to Napoli, Roma, Milan…“Going to Inter means joining a club who have tried, luckily without succeeding, through several more or less clear channels, to destroy us and throw dirt on the history of which Conte was undoubtedly the protagonist…“Going to Inter isn’t a professional choice. Going to Inter will mean trampling on one’s dignity first…“As far as I’m concerned, the star at the stadium represents what being a ‘juventino’ is about and not just the past…“In making this jump, Conte no longer represents the ‘juventino’ spirit and values ​​that embody the other stars.“[Zibi] Boniek wasn’t given one for the same reason, and he was more worthy of it than Conte right now.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Devine’s baseball dream

first_imgBy Hayley Wildes There is certainly never a bad time to hit a home-run. But there are times when a…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

HC Plzen 1929 interviews Nelson’s Geoff Kinrade before the start of the European Trophy tournament

first_imgNelson Leaf grad, Nelson Minor Hockey product and Michigan Tech prodigy, Geoff Kinrade has decided to ply his hockey trade across the big pond in the Czech Republic, signing a one-year deal with HC Plzen 1929.
The decision came a few weeks after the six-foot, 207-pound blueliner helped the Binghamton Senators win the 2011 Calder Cup Championship.Kinrade, 26, sat down with team management to answer a few questions for a HC Plzen 1929 website interview.HC Plzen 1929 has graciously allowed The Nelson Daily to publish the interview that appeared on the team website earlier this month. Please note the interview was translated into English from the HC Plzen 1929 site.After a tiring flight the 26-year-old Kinrade did not look tired in the cabin but admitted sleepless hours. How are things in Plzen?“It was a really long way. Now I have to arrange a bank account and cell phone, but then I mostly sleep.”Geoff, what are your first feelings of initial training in the new location?“I am especially tired, it was a really long way. I did not sleep much, plus the time difference. (But) surprisingly, I feel quite well.”What were the celebrations after the win in the AHL?“We really enjoyed them. But it was really long season, we played about 102 games, we ended up in June, so we were really glad that we finally won the Calder Cup.”Have you had time to relax at all?“I am a surfer, so I went to the West Coast. But it was only a week since we left so late. Overall, I was on leave about a month and a half.”What do you know about Pilsen team?“To be honest to you, almost anything. I know with Tyler Scofield, who played here, I talked with the players who were active in Europe and the Czech Republic have praised. I left it to his agent, who told me about the offer Pilsen said. The game was also my work in the German DEL, but I chose and I’m glad Pilsen.”And you know some of the players? “On the ice, I met with Tomas Kubalík, we played against each other for about two matches, but the closer you know. Of course, Martin Straka, and I know I’ve heard of Tomas Vlasak, who won last year scoring. “Overall, I do not know much about international hockey and that’s also more exciting to be able to be here. But I know that the Czech competition is good and certainly not easy waiting for me. “But hockey is never easy.”What is your next program?“I have to arrange to go to the bank account and cell phone so I could be with people at all in touch.  Soon we will begin European Trophy, so I hope I have dragged from the AHL playoffs.”You do not have concerns about the European style of hockey?“Just would not say that I was afraid, but I’m rather curious. I am in my good skater, and as I was told this property Hockey is necessary if you want to play on a larger rink.“When I was in college, half of the areas on which we played, the Olympic dimensions. “So I have got used to it a bit.”Is your dream to play more games in the NHL?”I played one game there, so if I added some more, at least I do not I would translate well here and then I could get another chance. “But mainly I want to play the best hockey in which I have.  If you have not look into the NHL, it will not break my heart.”Finally, I cannot help asking, what do you think about Czech, pilsner, beer?“Of course, Pilsner Urquell is known, it is something different than we had. But I must admit that I prefer wine, because my family owns a vineyard at home. “And you can enjoy true Canadian whiskey.”last_img read more

Gabriel Jesus in line for shock Manchester City return in Arsenal FA Cup clash

first_img1 Gabriel Jesus hasn’t played since his February injury Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus is back in contention for Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal at Wembley but defender John Stones is out.Brazil international Jesus has been sidelined since breaking a bone in his foot in February but returned to training earlier this month.Stones has failed to recover from the muscle injury that ruled him out of last week’s game at Southampton and he could also be doubtful for next Thursday’s derby against Manchester United.Jesus, 20, made a big impact after joining City from Palmeiras in January, hitting three goals in five appearances and briefly displacing top scorer Sergio Aguero from the team.He has missed the last 12 games after breaking a metatarsal in City’s victory at Bournemouth on February 13.Speaking at his pre-match press conference, manager Pep Guardiola said: “He is really much better.“Today he will make part of the training with us and he is coming back with his happiness. We are so happy he is coming back again.“We are going to travel, all the squad to Wembley. He will be part of that. After that we will see.”Asked if he had ruled out starting with Jesus, Guardiola said: “No.”England centre-back Stones missed the 3-0 Premier League win at Southampton last Saturday after pulling up injured in training.Guardiola has said the problem is not overly serious but he could miss both key games in the coming week.The rearranged derby against United could be important in the battle for Champions League qualification.Guardiola said of Stones: “The problem is muscular, (he was hurt) one day in a training session. He is out for Wembley. Maybe he will come back for United but I don’t know right now.”last_img read more