Lifelong Learning A Must – WHITEMAN

first_imgRelatedLifelong Learning A Must – WHITEMAN Lifelong Learning A Must – WHITEMAN EducationSeptember 28, 2012 RelatedLifelong Learning A Must – WHITEMAN RelatedLifelong Learning A Must – WHITEMANcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Chairman of Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Ambassador the Hon. Burchell Whiteman, says that the ongoing pursuit of knowledge must be a way of life for every Jamaican. “Lifelong learning is not for the so called disadvantaged or deficient because we all have value and we all have deficiencies. Adult education, lifelong learning needs to be a way of life for all our people, those with the 17 CXC subjects (Caribbean Examination Council) and those who have finished their PH.Ds (Doctor of Philosophy),” he said. Mr. Whiteman was speaking at the adult learners’ week lecture seminar on Wednesday (Sept. 26) at the Jamaican Foundation for Lifelong Learning’s (JFLL) South Camp Road campus in Kingston under the theme: ‘Unlocking the Potential for Progress through Lifelong Learning’. According to Ambassador Whiteman, lifelong learning not only fosters personal development, but also enhances social inclusion, which he argued, is critical to national development. In underscoring his point, Mr. Whiteman made reference to a contribution from late former Prime Minister, Michael Manley, in a United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) report, which states: “the school of today and tomorrow must plant the seeds of caring, so that under classes do not become the victims of an ideology of exclusion. They must nurture the concept of an overarching humanity in which the brilliant, the average and even the disturbed, the Muslim and the Christian…all occupy an equal place in a process of permanent social inclusion.” In the meantime, Mr. Whiteman commended the JFLL for the work it has been doing over the years, which have led to thousands of Jamaicans becoming literate. “I want to encourage you to find new ways of engaging learners for their own personal education but, above all, to remember that one of the critical pillars of education is helping people to learn to live together. Together we can succeed, together we can do great things and together we can create the development and the growth and the prosperity which I think this country definitely can achieve and deserves to achieve,” he said. JFLL began as JAMAL Foundation in 1973, as an agency of the Ministry of Education. It supports the UNESCO goal of basic Education for All by 2015 and the national drive towards the achievement of universal secondary education. JFLL’s mission is to partner with other organisations to provide adult education programmes, which will establish a culture of lifelong learning that will empower individuals and contribute to national development. Commonwealth of Learning is an intergovernmental organisation created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the development and sharing of open learning/distance education knowledge, resources and technologies. COL is helping developing nations improve access to quality education and training Advertisementslast_img read more

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Microsoft warming-up for wearable launch

first_img MicrosoftsmartwatchWearable Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Tags Google taps retail with NYC store Author Thai wearable shipments fly Previous ArticleEC puts pressure again on Germany’s BNetza over MTRsNext ArticleVimpelCom agrees to sell African assets Relatedcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 20 OCT 2014 Microsoft will launch its anticipated smartwatch in the coming weeks, according to Forbes.The device will feature many of the standard smartwatch features and sync with smartphones powered by Android and iOS as well as Microsoft’s own Windows Phone platform, the report said.But one of its stand-out features will be battery life, offering more than two days of regular use between charges – significantly better than its rivals.It was suggested that the device will reach stores in time for the Christmas 2014 holiday sales period, putting it up against rival products from Samsung, LG Electronics, Sony, Motorola and others – but ahead of Apple’s already announced Watch.It was first reported that Microsoft was planning a wearable launch in June 2014, with Forbes again being the source.What is not clear is what platform it will run, or when tools will be available for developers to create apps for the product. According to The Verge, Microsoft is creating its own apps for the various smartphone platforms to support initial availability of the device.Microsoft also has something of a chequered history launching new hardware products. It recently came out to defend its Surface tablet line amid reports that it would be axed, while its Kin handset and Zune music players failed to set the market alight.Interestingly, Microsoft has already offered smartwatches, with its SPOT products which were unveiled at CES 2003 in partnership with watchmakers Citizen, Fossil and Suunto.These products received data broadcast via the FM radio network in the US. This was said to deliver “convenient, timely, personalised web content from a variety of services”.Microsoft was also an early supporter of tablet PCs, although these failed to gain much traction outside of certain vertical markets. It took the launch of Apple’s iPad to take tablet computers into the mainstream. Steve Costello HomeDevicesNews Microsoft warming-up for wearable launch Devices Covid-19 to boost wearable segment in 2021last_img read more

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Short stay ward at LUH to reopen next month

first_img Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ By News Highland – March 29, 2019 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Previous articleLetterkenny ‘severely lacking’ in community Gardai – Chamber PresidentNext articleIrish Water publishes CPO documents for Burtonport Sewage Scheme News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Harps come back to win in Waterford Short stay ward at LUH to reopen next month The short stay ward at Letterkenny University Hospital is expected to reopen next month. The reopening of the ward had been dependent on staffing recruitment which had been o-going for several months.In a statement today, General Manager of the hospital Sean Murphy indicated that the adequate nursing staff have now been recruited and its planned the ward will reopen at the end of April.last_img read more

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Russell stuns Knight Riders with one-man demolition job

first_imgA virtuoso all-round performance from skipper Andre Russell propelled Jamaica Tallawahs to the unlikeliest of victories over reigning Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) champions Trinbago Knight Riders on Saturday as records tumbled on a crazy night at the Queen’s Park Oval.The Tallawahs appeared absolutely dead and buried when they slumped to 41/5 in response to TKR’s Hero CPL record score of 223/6. But Russell had other ideas as he blasted his way to a quite ridiculous 40-ball century having earlier taken a hat-trick at the back end of the Knight Riders’ own extraordinary innings.There appeared little to concern the Knight Riders when the big all-rounder was dropped first ball by Ali Khan, but it would prove to be the most dramatic of turning points as Russell launched a calculated but brutal assault on the Trinbago bowling attack.Favoring the leg-side but also striking spinners and seamers alike down the ground with a seemingly unstoppable combination of exquisite ball-striking and sheer brute force, Russell bent the game to his will.Initially it restored some pride. Then it made the game appear close. Then it made the game actually close. Then, finally, it clinched the most astonishing and unlikely win in Hero CPL – and perhaps all T20 – history.Two of Russell’s sixes cleared not only the ropes but also the Queen’s Park Oval stands. Dwayne Bravo shuffled his bowling options but could not stop the flow as six after six rained down on a disbelieving crowd in Trinidad.Russell found a willing ally in Kennar Lewis, who made 52 from 35 in a 161-run partnership, but this was all about one man.His hundred came up from a Hero CPL record-equalling 40 balls with a record-breaking 12th six. By now, though, Russell’s targets were not personal ones and he was still there at the end to send the winning six – his 13th of the night – high into the Trinidad sky and over the ropes off Sunil Narine with three balls remaining. His final tally was 121 not out from 49 balls with six fours to go with those 13 Hero Maximums.Remarkably, Russell is the second man to take a hat-trick and score a hundred in the same T20 match, England’s Joe Denly having done so for Kent only last month in the Vitality Blast.But such was the nature of the single-handed transformation Russell wrought upon this game that this must surely stand alone among all individual T20 performances.It all seemed so unlikely in the first half of the evening.Having blasted a Queen’s Park Oval record 195/6 in the opening game of the tournament 48 hours ago, TKR obliterated that mark with 223/6. For two hours, it stood as an all-time Hero CPL record.A power-packed Knight Riders batting line-up sent 14 sixes over the boundary ropes – astonishing at the time but later put firmly in perspective by Russell’s one-man wrecking mission.The Knight Riders’ was an innings built in New Zealand with Colin Munro and Brendon McCullum both blasting half-centuries, with McCullum’s particularly dramatic.Munro backed up his 68 in the opener with 61 from 42 balls here, but it was McCullum who sent an already imposing total truly stratospheric.Having struggled to 7 not out from his first 12 deliveries, McCullum smashed a further 49 from his next 14 balls to propel the score well beyond 200.ine of those 14 balls, starting with a generous and extremely costly full-toss from Kemar Roach, went to or over the boundary in a blitz that left the Tallawahs shell-shocked. The 19th over, Roach’s fourth, brought 30 runs – 29 of them from the flashing blade of McCullum, including a six that came desperately close to winning him $20,000 for hitting the Sunshine Snacks target positioned beyond the boundary at midwicket. Russell then took the responsibility of bowling the final over and dismissed McCullum before bowling Darren Bravo and having Denesh Ramdin caught in the deep to complete a hat-trick. It would turn out to be only the very start of Russell’s game-changing night. The early impetus in the TKR innings had come from Chris Lynn, who plundered 46 from 27 balls and shared a 30-ball 50 partnership with Munro, while McCullum was ably supported by Darren Bravo (29 from 16) during the late carnage. Only the spinners managed to escape the worst of the punishment, with Imad Wasim conceding just six runs in a two-over spell with the new ball and ending with figures of 1/23 that would look more significant still when the final reckoning came, while Aussie leg-spinner Adam Zampa’s four overs yielded 1/35.Any hope the Tallawahs harboured of chasing the total down appeared to have been shattered within the first three overs of the run-chase as Ali Khan ripped out three wickets in six balls. Glenn Phillips and Andre McCarthy were caught in the first over, but best of the lot was a rapid nip-backer that was too quick for the vastly experienced Ross Taylor, trapped plumb in front for just a single. Shannon Gabriel bowled Rovman Powell off a bottom edge in the next over, while Fawad Ahmed struck with his very first ball for the game in a row when he trapped Johnson Charles lbw with a googly for 24 to leave the game seemingly done and dusted at 41/5. But in strode Russell to be promptly dropped by Ali Khan at deep midwicket. 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Dan Mullen takes blame for delay of game vs. LSU

first_imgSep 12, 2015; Starkville, MS, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen talks into a headset during the 2nd quarter of the game against the LSU Tigers at Davis Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY SportsSep 12, 2015; Starkville, MS, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen talks into a headset during the 2nd quarter of the game against the LSU Tigers at Davis Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY SportsSTARKVILLE — Mississippi State drove 60 yards in a minute and 24 seconds in the closing minutes against LSU last Saturday. The Bulldogs averaged 8.5 yards per play before reaching the Tigers’ 29-yard-line with eight seconds remaining with a timeout left in their back pocket.Then the problems began in MSU’s 21-19 loss.“I believe we executed unbelievably well until I made the call,” MSU coach Dan Mullen said. “I have to do a better job.”Mississippi State was called for a delay of game, which pushed the ball back to the 34. Dak Prescott’s pass to De’Runnya Wilson fell incomplete on the next play.A 47-yard field goal extended to 52-yard attempt with three second remaining.“My thought was I wanted to get the ball to the 20 for a field goal. I wanted to score a touchdown and not even have to kick the ball. Getting the ball to the 20 in retrospect we should have probably just stuck with our guns and get it to the 25 yard line. The three last play calls were on me.” Devon Bell missed his first attempt to the left. A Les Miles timeout negated the attempt. Bell missed the actual kick wide left. “On the delay of game that is solely on me. That was me trying to force it,” Mullen said. “I think our guys executed it very well. I think I misjudged that deal at the end of the game and that is on me. I could have made a different call but my thought process was that we needed to get eight to nine more yards.” Contact Michael Bonner at [email protected] Follow @MikeBBonner on Twitterlast_img read more

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Spain continues to grind out wins ahead of Brazil

first_imgSpain needed a pair of second-half goals from David Villa to get past El Salvador 2-0 Saturday in its final friendly match before the World Cup, a scoreline that didn’t quite reflect just how Spain dominated its 68th-ranked opponent.The world champions were barely troubled by El Salvador but still couldn’t find more goals despite having striker Diego Costa available.That could spell trouble for Spain, which is in a tough Group B where goal difference or goals scored could prove crucial in reaching the elimination stages.Coach Vicente del Bosque says “we lack consistency and precision inside the area.”last_img read more

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Pacquiao-Horn down under?

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles01:31Taiwan 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 Fear and panic can do more harm than the coronavirus, says Singapore PM We are young Ramirez to NSAs: Justify your bets WITH DUE RESPECT: Trump acquitted without trial Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports EDITORS’ PICK “Bob has given us a figure for Pacquiao’s fee to fight Jeff Horn,” Dean Lonergan, Horn’s promoter, told couriermail.com.au yesterday.“While it’s a substantial amount of money we believe that with the right sponsorships we can make Pacquiao-Horn happen in Brisbane and I believe Jeff can beat Pacquiao,” added Lonergan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSGreg Slaughter takes a break from basketball as Ginebra contract expiresSPORTSWe are youngPacquiao, according to his adviser Mike Koncz, wants a $20-million guarantee from Arum to battle Crawford, the WBO light welterweight champion, in late April.Horn (16-0-1, 11 knockouts) is the No. 2 contender to Pacquiao’s crown. If Manny Pacquiao can’t forge a fight with Terence Crawford and other big names, he may end up fighting in Australia for the same amount of money.The camp of Jeff Horn has initiated talks with Bob Arum, Pacquiao’s promoter, regarding the WBO welterweight champion’s purse.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Climate, immunity, incompetence? Indonesia’s zero recorded coronavirus cases raise questions Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes MOST READ Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Fr. Suarez vindicated but ‘this isn’t the end,’ says his bishop protector Climate, immunity, incompetence? Indonesia’s zero recorded coronavirus cases raise questions View commentslast_img read more

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Welding to close a lane on the Taylor Bridge yet again this week

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – You’ve got three guesses why the Taylor Bridge is once again down to single-lane traffic this week, and the first two don’t count.Highway maintenance crews will be reducing Highway 97 over the Taylor Bridge down to single lane-alternating traffic between now and July 26th as welders once again make their way onto the bridge to conduct repairs.The repairs will be conducted from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and motorists are advised to expect delays of up to 20 minutes in each direction.- Advertisement -YRB North Peace General Manager Chris Charbonneau says that most of the welding will be done on the sides of some of the bridge deck’s floor beams, but that the work needs to be done during daylight hours, hence the hours of the closure.He said that some welding will also be done on the bridge’s metal deck, which is the reason for the lane closure.Charbonneau explained that while the work is listed on DriveBC.ca as running until July 26th, there is a possibility that the work could be completed by Tuesday or Wednesday.Advertisement He added that YRB is asking motorists to use caution while driving through the work zone, and is apologizing for any delays that motorists experience.last_img read more

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Monthly Merchandise Spotlight, February 2018

first_imgWhat’s a festival without festival shirts? These two designs caught my eye. Which one do you like better? And, if you’re just awesome, there’s a Tervis cup. Seriously, my family lives on Tervis products. I can’t praise them enough. This particular one is $27. This small, wooden plaque showcases the splatter paint vibe that was found in a lot of official festival merchandise. It reminds me of the melted crayon art that is very popular on Pinterest. This particular piece will set you back $25.Similar in theme is this Festival of the Arts pouch, great for storing pencils and pens or other small art supplies. It has a canvas-like feel to it, and is a very reasonable $15. Easter merchandise is starting to make its appearance in the parks, including Mickey and Minnie as…chicks? And then you’ve also got Duffy and Shellie-May in more “normal” Easter garb.I couldn’t show plush toys without including this one. Isn’t this Eeyore adorable? He comes in a variety of sizes, and the large one is only $37.I don’t know whether I like this “Hawaiian” shirt or not. I love the theme, but it seems busy even for that style. What do you think? Is it worth $60?Speaking of things I don’t get, here’s your monthly Rose Gold alert. Spirit Jerseys are in, with racks full of ’em at Epcot. I like the spirit jersey design and the gold on it is pretty, but the pink doesn’t work for me personally. Are you a fan of spirit jerseys or rose gold obsessed?Another entry in the “I don’t get it” category was this… a $25 ceramic glove?  I think Disney would sell a lot more of some of their items if they noted on it what the heck it was. At the top there’s a hole, and so we *think* we figured it out–it’s a vase. You put the flowers in it and it looks like a Mickey glove holding a bouquet of flowers. If that’s what it is, very cool. If not….I have no idea.And now it’s time for my pick of “See You Real Soon (at the Outlets)”. This month, it’s this water-filled snowglobe-like photo frame. The confetti inside is so heavy that when you shake it up, it immediately sinks. If you’re flying, there’s enough water in there that it has to go in checked baggage. I just can’t imagine a photo would look that great in there, either. At $17, I think this piece of plastic will be at the Outlets really soon–what do you think? In the festival center in the old Odyssey restaurant building, they had a variety of books on all sorts of Disney artistic topics. My family has the first version of this book, and we were excited to see a new one come out, although the $60 price tag made us leave it on the shelf for now. Wintertime cold has left Florida, and we’re in that “Florida winter” time of year where it is absolutely delightful to wander around the parks. It’s also a great time to wander around Epcot, especially with Festival of the Arts in full swing. A key part of the festival is seeing so many talented artists showcasing their wares. There’s no possible way I could do justice to all the artists out there–it is something you have to see for yourself. However, I also found a lot of really neat festival merchandise during one of my trips, and a few other neat items. Here’s this month’s merchandise spotlight. There’s still plenty of other merchandise on the shelves around Epcot, too. I’m secretly hoping these sweatshirts end up at the Outlets. I might have to get that 2018 one, although it will be close to 2019 before I’d be able to wear it again. The black sweatshirt is $65 and the gray one is $55. Maybe if I lived up north…? Share This! Drinkware is always popular for a souvenir. For $16, you can get this official festival coffee mug.If you prefer a different kind of kick to your drink, there’s an official wine glass, too ($15). Oh, and on the topic of drinkware, I saw this….paperweight? That’s what I thought it was until I tried to pick it up. It took a LOT of prying to get it off the shelf, because it is actually a magnet. When I turned it over, I saw this… That’s it for this month. We’ll be back next month with more merchandise from around the parks. Got a preference on where I should go window shopping next month? Let me know in the comments. I have a love-hate relationship with baseball caps. These are cute, but didn’t wow me too much for $27. That’s right, it’s a bottle opener! How cool is that? If you can ever get it off of your fridge, I’m sure it would be very useful in the kitchen.last_img read more

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Tomorrow at Walt Disney World: September 2, 2019

first_imgShare This!Tomorrow is Monday, September 2, 2019.Here’s what you have to look forward to if you’re headed to Walt Disney World tomorrow. Note: All info is accurate at press time, but may be impacted by Hurricane Dorian.Park HoursMagic Kingdom: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.Epcot: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.Hollywood Studios: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.Animal Kingdom: 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.Extra Magic HoursMagic Kingdom: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.Hollywood Studios: 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.Animal Kingdom: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.Other HoursTyphoon Lagoon: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Blizzard Beach: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. — Although closed on Sunday, Blizzard Beach is listed as open on Monday.Disney Springs: 10:00 a.m. 10 12:00 a.m.Crowd Calendar LevelsMK: 2EP: 5HS: 9AK: 3Resort-Wide: 3Refurbs and ClosuresMK: Astro OrbiterMK: Walt Disney World RailroadEP: O Canada!AK: Primeval WhirlParades and Nighttime EntertainmentMK–Festival of Fantasy: 2:00 p.m.MK–Not So Spooky Spectacular, 10:15 p.m. during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween PartyEP–IllumiNations: 9:00 p.m.HS–Fantasmic!: 8:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m.HS–Star Wars Fireworks: 10:00 p.m.AK–Rivers of Light: 8:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.WeatherHigh: 88 / Low: 77UV Index: 7Thunderstorms with a 80% chance of rain.Sunrise: 7:05 a.m. / Sunset 7:46 p.m.As of 4 PM on Sunday, a Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Osceola County (Animal Kingdom and Animal Kingdom Resorts Area). I fully expect in upcoming updates for Tropical Storm Watches to be issued for Orange County and the rest of Walt Disney World property. Keep updated on the latest information at the National Hurricane Center’s website.Note: Orlando International Airport will remain open ahead of Hurricane Dorian, however there is a likelihood of closures as the storm approaches. Tolls on many Orlando-area roads have been lifted to facilitate traffic flow for those choosing to evacuate.Special Events to NoteMK: Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.EP: Eat to the Beat Concert–Sawyer BrownIs tomorrow a Disney day for you? Where are you headed? Got a countdown you want to share?last_img read more

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