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Police: ‘Serious concerns’ of violence at pro-Donald Trump and Tommy Robinson demonstrations

by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen Heraldinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.commoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comPost FunDiana’s Butler Explains Why Harry Is With MeghanPost FunTotal PastThis Woman’s Obituary Was So Harsh, Her Son Was Left ReelingTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBe Scotland Yard has warned of its “serious concerns” that there could disorder at planned pro-Donald Trump and Tommy Robinson demonstrations in London today.The police have imposed conditions on the marches under the Public Order Act to “prevent serious disorder and disruption to Londoners”. More From Our Partners Matt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the whatsapp Share The pro-Trump marchers are meeting at Temple Place at 1pm before marching down the Embankment, along Northumberland Avenue and Whitehall Place to Whitehall where they will join the Tommy Robinson demonstration.The police have also applied conditions to a planned counter-demonstration opposing the Tommy Robinson rally in Whitehall.Participants must assemble in Parliament Street to the south of a police barrier across the road.The protest must start no earlier than noon and finish at or before 6.30pm.There is a separate counter-march organised by ‘Stand Up to Racism’ in Old Palace Yard which is not affected by these conditions. James Booth Chief Superintendent Elaine Van-Orden said: “We have such serious concerns about this event on Saturday, 14 July, that we have made the decision to impose conditions under the Public Order Act. We have a duty to ensure that the community can go about their daily business not unduly impacted by demonstrations taking place.”The police said they had decided to impose conditions after a previous ‘Free Tommy Robinson’ rally descended into violence.Police said five officers were injured in “serious violence” at the rally on 9 June after bottles, metal barriers and other objects were thrown at police officers.Former English Defence League leader Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was given a 13 month prison sentence in May for contempt of court after filming himself and others outside the trial of a child grooming gang in Leeds while making comments that could have prejudiced the case.”Our message is simple: if you wish to protest peacefully, that is your right and we want to work with you. If you commit criminal acts or breach the conditions of the event, you are liable to be arrested,” Van-Orden said. Yesterday thousands marched through Central London to protest against US President Trump who is on his first visit to the UK since being elected in 2016.Trump is currently in Scotland staying on his Turnberry golf course having met the Queen at Buckingham Palace yesterday. Saturday 14 July 2018 10:08 am Police: ‘Serious concerns’ of violence at pro-Donald Trump and Tommy Robinson demonstrations whatsapp read more

Capita takes on Brexit work as outsourcer kicks on with turnaround plan

first_imgThursday 14 March 2019 5:25 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OraclePost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldPets DetectiveAfter Céline Dion’s Major Weight Loss, She Confirms What We Suspected All AlongPets DetectiveHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext Refinance Alex Daniel Share whatsapp Outsourcing giant Capita has admitted it is helping pick up some of the government’s slack in preparing for Brexit, as Whitehall continues scrambling to put contingency plans in place for a possible no-deal scenario.The outsourcer, which specialises in digital and IT-related services, has taken on several contracts, as the 29 March leaving date looms ever closer.Read more: Capita ‘failed dismally’ on MoD recruitment contract, MPs sayThe government has already recruited 20,000 new workers, and thousands of existing civil servants are also understood to be working around the clock on secondment from departments including the Foreign Office, education, defence, international development, justice, and work and pensions departments.“As a strategic partner to government, we’re working on a small number of projects and we’re ready to help in any way we can,” Lewis told City A.M.The news follows Rupert Soames, CEO of fellow outsourcing giant Serco, saying his firm was ready and waiting to step in if the government “needs help quickly”.Capita’s revenues were down more than £300m last year to £3.9bn, as turnaround specialist Lewis worked to nullify the “existential threat” facing the firm when he took over in late 2017.Lewis told City A.M. he has taken “radical, decisive action” to simplify the firm, which which provides customer services to Marks and Spencer, and manages the license fee for the BBC.Capita manages the license fee for the BBC (Source: Getty)This includes a number of measures to simplify the company, as well as a project to install two Capita employees on the board.Pre-tax profit fell 26 per cent in 2018 to £282.1m ahead of Capita’s own guidance of £250-275m, as the firm battled to correct a range of problem contracts and blunders. The most notable of these meant more than 47,000 women did not receive letters of invitation or reminders regarding NHS cervical cancer screenings from Capita between January and June this year.“That was deeply frustrating to me,” Lewis said. “There are senior members of our leadership team who are no longer with the company as a result of that.”After a torrid 2017 in which profits plunged and former chief executive Andy Parker was forced to fall on his sword, new boss Lewis was tasked with changing the company’s fortunes.Net debt more than halved, from £1.1bn in 2017 to £466.1m last year after raising £701m via a rights issue, and shaken up the company’s leadership structure. Early in Lewis’ tenure, he “made decisions on a number of the executive directors and parted with those individuals,” he said.Capita set a flat profit target for 2019, and brokers at Shore Capital Markets said: “A return to growth in revenues and profitability remains on track”.But challenges remain in the form of Brexit, which Lewis told City A.M. has caused “a massive reduction in the amount of work that’s come for tender”.Read more: Capita shares fall after £495m British Army recruitment contract flopsThe firm’s turnaround comes as its peers in the outsourcing sector continue to flounder, leading some – including the opposition Labour party – to question the private sector’s role in delivering key public services.Debt-laden Interserve faces a shareholder vote tomorrow which could send it into administration, while constructor Kier Group remains without a chief executive after a disgruntled shareholder forced its former boss out after months of financial turmoil. center_img Tags: BBC Brexit Capita Company NHS whatsapp Capita takes on Brexit work as outsourcer kicks on with ‘radical’ turnaround plan last_img read more

Quintain hires Westfield exec Matthew Slade

first_imgTuesday 21 April 2015 8:50 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent ExpressNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteabley More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest whatsapp Express KCS Tags: NULLcenter_img whatsapp Share QUINTAIN has gone shopping at rival Westfield after hiring Matthew Slade to run its 85-acre Wembley Park scheme in north west London. Slade, who helped oversee the development of Westfield Stratford City and acted as general manager of the shopping centre during the London Olympics, has joined as managing director with immediate effect, Quintain said yesterday. The FTSE 250 group is redeveloping 7.8m square feet at Wembley Park and has completed the commercial phase including the London Designer Outlet and has now started work on the first phase of homes. Show Comments ▼ Quintain hires Westfield exec Matthew Slade last_img read more

Watch: How CRISPR works, explained in two minutes

first_img By Dominic Smith April 4, 2018 Reprints What is CRISPR?Volume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsEnabledDisabledPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9 facebook twitter Email Link EmbedCopiedLive00:0002:1402:14  HealthWatch: How CRISPR works, explained in two minutes Tags CRISPRgenetics Here at STAT, we spend a lot of time trying to imagine — and render — the invisible. We’ve gone inside of a developing embryo. We’ve flown inside our mouths to show the bacterial tribes that take root there. We’ve traveled through time and space to bring back to life a hallowed surgical theater. We’ve followed sound waves through our inner ears into our brains.Of all of these fantastic journeys, one of the hardest subjects to capture, visually, has been CRISPR. Others have tried to capture the essence of the powerful gene-editing technique with the use of analogies.Above, you can find our latest visual attempt to wrangle the genetic complexities of CRISPR into lively, and hopefully enjoyable, two minutes.last_img read more

Faux fence workers try to burglarize home by distracting people inside

first_imgAdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Lee County man accused of assaulting child believed to have more victims June 16, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS SARASOTA, Fla. — Detectives are looking into a suspected home invasion attempt that happened on Monday in Sarasota. Around 4:30 p.m., a resident of West Royal Flamingo Drive said they saw a man wearing a baseball hat, mask, and a white long-sleeved shirt carrying a walkie-talkie. The man knocked on the front door and was greeted by the homeowner. As the homeowner walked around the back of the house with the suspicious person, he told officers with the Sarasota Police Department that he noticed the man was speaking into a walkie-talkie.Minutes later, a second man, wearing a large floppy hat, mask sunglasses, and gloves, walked up to the front door, knocked, and walked into the house through an unlocked door, security footage shows. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Two men violently rob woman at Fort Myers apartment complex June 14, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementWhen the suspicious man walked inside, he was met with the homeowner’s wife, officers said. The man immediately turned around and said they needed to leave immediately for another job.Both men fled in a white Chevy Tahoe with an Uber sticker.Neither man was wearing a uniform or driving in a branded vehicle that would suggest that they were legitimate fencing contractors. Suspect breaks into Lehigh Acres Popeyes June 11, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Home InvasionSarasotaSWFL Crime Stoppers Advertisement After the men left, the homeowner reached out to his neighbors who said they were out of town and didn’t request any fence or home repairs.Nothing was stolen from the home.If you’re expecting a worker to come into your home, make sure all workers have proper identification and are driving a marked vehicle. Also, if there is no reason for a worker to come into your home, do not let them in. Lastly, always lock all doors and windows, even when you’re home. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Sergeant Charlie Riffe at 941-263-6089 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS or online at Crime Stoppers search for man involved in Saks Fifth Avenue purse heist in Estero June 16, 2021last_img read more

Reading Festival to Honour Miss Lou in Florida

first_imgRelatedReading Festival to Honour Miss Lou in Florida RelatedReading Festival to Honour Miss Lou in Florida RelatedReading Festival to Honour Miss Lou in Florida Reading Festival to Honour Miss Lou in Florida CultureJanuary 28, 2010center_img Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The third annual Louise Bennett-Coverley (Miss Lou) Reading Festival takes place next Saturday (January 30) at 2:00 p.m., at the Broward County South Regional Library, in Pembroke Pines, Florida.This event marks the launch of activities at that Library celebrating February as Black History Month.This year’s celebration is titled, ‘Miss Lou and wi kulcha (culture)’ and will include a panel of known Jamaicans to discuss the nation’s cultural development. The Reverend Easton Lee, writer, poet and composer will speak on the ‘Elements of Ancestral Teachings’; Dr. Susan Davis, actress, poet and educator will speak on: ‘Elements of Drama/the Spoken Word’; Ms. L’Antoinette Stines, choreographer and educator, on the ‘Elements of Dance’, while Ms. Lilieth Nelson, poet and composer, and actress will discuss the ‘Elements of Music’.According to Mrs. Norma Darby, Director Emeritus of the Jamaica Folk Revue, a South Florida-based cultural group, the panelists will also address the various ways in which Miss Lou’s body of work was influenced by the traditional art forms of Jamaica’s rich culture and heritage.Following the death of Miss Lou in July 2006, an annual Community Cultural Tribute and Scholarship fund-raiser and the Reading Festival were started by Mrs. Darby to honour the work and legacy of Jamaica’s former cultural ambassador.“Miss Lou’s work continues to influence us immensely through her volumes of lasting and immeasurable contributions to Jamaica’s cultural development, and for that we owe her a debt of gratitude,” Mrs. Darby said.The event will also feature cultural performances by local Jamaican entertainers, including the Jamaica Folk Revue, the Tallawah Mento Band, and dub poet, Malachi Smith.There will also be a book launch and signing of ‘Angles of Reflection: Poems by Lil”, a collection of poems and prose by Ms. Lilieth Nelson, a member of the University Singers, and former Chairman of the Traditional Folk Forms Committee of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC).last_img read more

Aspiring educators go bush in new pilot program

first_imgAspiring educators go bush in new pilot program A civil engineer, pharmacy assistant and career musician will take up teaching roles in regional and remote South Australia under a pilot program that recruits and trains subject specialists to teach in country schools.The Marshall Liberal Government has partnered with Teach for Australia (TFA) to deliver a pilot of the TFA Leadership Development Program, which recruits talented graduates, young professionals and career changers – with the goal of developing them into highly effective teachers and leaders.The first three ‘Associates’ to take part in the inaugural pilot all have Bachelor degrees in hard-to-fill subject areas and will commence employment in a regional or remote school while undertaking their Masters in Teaching (Secondary), receiving formal mentorship over two years.The trio has already completed the initial component of the Masters in Teaching in preparation for the classroom and will start in term 1 this year.Roxby Downs Area School will get two STEM teachers in Rebecca Magee and Joshua Biermann. Rebecca has a Bachelor of Biomedical Science, is a tutor, and worked previously as a pharmacy assistant. Joshua has a Bachelor of Engineering and worked as a civil engineer.David Drummond, who is a career musician and music teacher with a Bachelor of Music, will teach music subjects at Stuart High School in Whyalla.Minister for Education John Gardner said the pilot is designed to support the recruitment and retention of subject specialists to teaching roles in regional, rural and remote schools.“There is a specific focus on harder-to-staff subjects like Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and Music,” Minister Gardner said.“Associates with these skills are needed and we’re thrilled to support this pilot to help regional and remote schools attract specialist teachers.“TFA has been used effectively in other states and I’m excited to see how it performs in South Australia to meet some of the recruitment challenges in regional locations.“Congratulations to David, Rebecca and Joshua. I know the communities in Whyalla and Roxby Downs will welcome you with open arms.”A second cohort of Associates will be recruited and commence work in 2022 as part of the pilot program.Teach for Australia Associate biographies:David Drummond – Stuart High SchoolTeaching Area: David will be teaching Music subjects.Tertiary Education: Bachelor of Music.Career so far: Musician, including as a private and commercial music teacher, and a band manager.Relocating from: Adelaide.Rebecca Magee – Roxby Downs Area SchoolTeaching Area: Rebecca will be teaching STEM subjects.Tertiary Education: Bachelor of Biomedical Science.Career so far: Pharmacist assistant, tutor, and roles in administration.Relocating from: Melbourne.Joshua Biermann – Roxby Downs Area SchoolTeaching Area: Joshua will be teaching STEM subjects.Tertiary Education: Bachelor of Engineering.Career so far: Civil engineering, in Australia and Vietnam.Relocating from: Brisbane. /Public News. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. 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:Adelaide, AusPol, Australia, biomedical, Brisbane, education, employment, Engineering, Government, leadership, Melbourne, Roxby Downs, SA Government, South Australia, stem, technology, Vietnam, Whyallalast_img read more

Retired Police Inspector Honoured for Keeping the Peace in Western Jamaica

first_imgAdvertisements Retired Police Inspector Honoured for Keeping the Peace in Western Jamaica National SecurityJanuary 16, 2012 RelatedRetired Police Inspector Honoured for Keeping the Peace in Western Jamaica RelatedRetired Police Inspector Honoured for Keeping the Peace in Western Jamaicacenter_img RelatedRetired Police Inspector Honoured for Keeping the Peace in Western Jamaica FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail One of Westmoreland’s most popular local heroes is retired Inspector of Police, Goshmore “Inspector Mally” Malcolm. The Inspector, who has had an illustrious career as a member of the Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF), has the record as the longest serving member of the force in the parish, having served the ISCF for 39 years and six months prior to his retirement. Since then, he has been showered with accolades and awards at the parish and national level, including being honoured at last October’s National Heroes’ Day Salute at Norman Square in Savanna-La-Mar. Popularly known ,by both young and older residents of the parish as ‘Inspector Mally’, Mr. Malcolm was born in the Williamsfield area, where he grew up, receiving his formal education at the local all-age school. As a student, he was regarded as quick witted, polite and was ranked as an ‘A’ student in mathematics. He was also way ahead of his fellow classmates in terms of discipline and deportment. Inspector Malcolm was inspired to become a policeman by then Commanding Officer for the parish, Horace Hyatt, who worked in his community and whom he had chosen as his role model, from an early age. “I was fascinated by this tall gentleman in uniform, especially when he was on parades. He was always smartly dressed, and his whole performance during the parade captivated me so much that I couldn’t wait to come of age so I could join the force,” he explained. He told JIS News that he saw Mr. Hyatt as a man of worth and discipline, “and I wanted very much to be like him”. So it was no surprise to all who knew him, when in July 1970, at about age 20, Mr. Malcolm enlisted as a member of the ISCF.  In the ensuing years, this young, enthusiastic and energetic recruit would evolve into a model policeman, known across the parish as a disciplined, no-nonsense law enforcer, whose fame quickly spread throughout western Jamaica. He was promoted to Corporal of Police on June I, 1976. On February 1, 1988, he was promoted to Sergeant and, on March 3, 2005, he became an Inspector of Police. Inspector Malcolm often engaged in in-service training programmes, including: a one-week Inspector’s Development Course, at the In-service Training School at Harmon Barracks in August 2000; in February 2003, successfully completing a two-week course in the Enforcement of Agricultural and Environment Laws and Regulations; and, in August 2005, attending the Jamaica Constabulary Staff College, where he successfully completed the course in High Impact Security Leadership. Inspector Malcolm has received several awards and prizes including: a medal for good conduct and efficient service in 1986; long and dedicated service to the ISCF, in May 2006; outstanding service to the ISCF, in September 2010; and, in October 2011, for dedicated service to the Special Constabulary Force Association (SCFA). While serving in the ISCF, Inspector Malcolm was a source of motivation and inspiration to his juniors. May 1 to July 15, 2009, he acted as Commander of the ISCF, Westmoreland, and under his leadership the division recorded the highest level of performance ever for ‘J’ Company. During his over 39-year of service, he had the outstanding record of never having any discipline or court action taken against him. He has a passion for discipline and, whenever the opportunity arises, counsels and encourages young men to obey their parents and teachers. “I have always tried to speak with young men, and inspire them to be good citizens and to move away from all wrongdoing, striving always to be law-abiding and peaceful citizens,” he said. “I believe that the Police Force offers young people one of the best careers ever. It is a disciplined organization, which allows you to move with Kings and Queens and, once you apply yourself to the job, you will be rewarded with promotion,” he added. “I have never seen the Police Force as very dangerous, because I always felt that there are other jobs that attract equal dangers to workers, All I have to say is that one must exercise an abundance of caution and be always alert,” he says to those who might be scared of joining for fear of criminals and gunmen. “The Force is a disciplined organization, and it can move persons from the bottom to the top, once you are disciplined, hard-working and learn to apply yourself,” Inspector Malcolm told JIS News.last_img read more

GSAT Results will be on Time

first_imgGSAT Results will be on Time EducationJune 1, 2012 RelatedGSAT Results will be on Time RelatedGSAT Results will be on Time FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Grace McLean, is assuring that the results of this year’s Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) will be ready on time. “The results will be available as is customary in the third week of June in schools as well as for parents to access,” she told JIS News. She further stated that the results will be available online and the procedures regarding how parents will access this information will be presented at a press conference to be held before the results are released. More than 44,000 students from across the island sat the examination on March 22 and 23, 2012. Students were tested in the critical areas of the primary school curriculum, including: mathematics, language arts, science, social studies and communication tasks. In the meantime, Mrs. McLean said the National Students Registration System (NSRS) is 90 per cent complete at the primary level, with over 220,000 students already registered. A total of 48,000 have been registered at the secondary level. “The verification is currently being done to ensure that each student at the primary level is registered. This is expected to be completed within the next two months,” she told JIS News. The National Students Registration System seeks to capture information on all students in the school system and place it on a single national database.   It is hoped that the system will help to significantly reduce the registration challenges experienced each year in the education system; speed up the registration process; allow more time for data verification; achieve greater accuracy; and reduce cost to the Ministry. All public and private institutions offering primary level education will be required to adopt the minimum standards for the registration of students through the NSRS. RelatedGSAT Results will be on Time By Latonya Linton, JIS Reporter Advertisementslast_img read more

BCJ Digital Media Presentation Deemed a Success

first_imgRelatedPrime Minister Welcomes Investments Downtown RelatedPublic Servants Agree to Wage Restraint Advertisements BCJ Digital Media Presentation Deemed a Success Office of the Prime MinisterMarch 26, 2013center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica’s (BCJ) recent digital media literacy presentation at Mona High School, St. Andrew, has been hailed as a major success by several students who participated.Representatives of the Commission, led by Executive Director, Cordel Green, delivered wide ranging presentations on several topics during sessions held with Grade 10 and 11 students and their teachers.These included: the impending digital switchover process; cable channel ratings and the children’s code for programming.Two of the students indicating the benefits they derived are Cedric Moodie, whose stage name is ‘Militant’, and Iokoyi Ellis, both budding deejays, who are keen on pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. At the end of the presentations, Cedric, who performed one of his songs for the Executive Director, told JIS that he was appreciative of the information, which has greatly enlightened him.“It was a great presentation because it taught me a lot that I didn’t know about. I want to be a musician, so it has given me more knowledge about the music world,” Cedric said, while contending that every student should be afforded the opportunity to learn more about the digital media landscape, as well as the role of the Commission. Cedric advised that, to date, he has recorded two songs. One, he said, is titled: “Guidance”, which he said currently enjoys a fair amount of airplay on local radio stations and overseas.“I have a song playing on Hitz 92 FM and it is also playing in England and the USA,” he revealed.The Grade 10 student, who comes from a musical family, said he has been singing since age nine, and decided that he wanted to do music compositions when he entered high school, citing this as “my passion, and my heart and soul”.“I do a lot of thinking and writing. For me, I have to put all my thinking into my music. I don’t write just for the sake of writing. I have to think about it first and see what connects and what makes sense,” he reasoned.Iokoyi Ellis, whose stage name is ‘Yokie’, said her father, who is now deceased, was instrumental in her decision to take up singing as a career, noting that he would always sing with her. For that reason, singing became a regular activity for Iokoyi after her father’s passing, when she was eight years old. Noting that she sings every day, Iokoyi intimated: “that’s the first thing that I do; in the bathroom I sing. I would be singing and then take a pen and paper and just start writing. It just comes naturally.”“I took to singing more because I wanted to make my father proud and because I have a good voice,” she proudly declared.Iokoyi currently uses the YouTube social media channel to market her song: “Broken Heart and Soul”, written after her father’s passing. Despite the sad memories the song conjures, Iokoyi is excited about the response the single has been receiving from persons on the social network.“Since January it has gone over 1,000 hits and that is very, very good. I am so thrilled about that and a lot of people know me. It is very very nice,” she said.Iokoyi said, in the future, she wants to study music at university. However, for now she will continue to study hard in order to obtain high grades in Religious Education, Home Management, Mathematics and English, the subjects she plans to sit in the upcoming Caribbean Secondary Examination Council (CSEC) examination.By E. Hartman Reckord, JIS Reporter RelatedCommittee to Monitor all Government Projectslast_img read more

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