Portland Parish Libraries summer programme

first_imgPortland Parish Libraries summer programme EducationJune 18, 2011 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail PORT ANTONIO — The Portland Parish Library’s annual summer programme will get underway on Monday (July 18), with a number of educational and social activities. The programme, which lasts for two weeks, will begin at 10 a.m., Mondays to Fridays, and will engage children aged of 3-15 years, in informative sessions, library skills, indoor and outdoor games and art and craft.  Acting Senior Librarian at the Portland Parish Library, Nadia Parkes, said that the programme will be held under the slogan, ‘Summer Fiesta – Celebrate Africa’, in keeping with the United Nations designation of  2011 as the International Year of the People of African Descent. “This year, all our programmes will be centered on all things African,” she emphasized, adding that they are designed to offer a holistic experience for the youngsters, which will see them being engaged in activities to augment their learning abilities. Stating that the events will be held simultaneously at the Buff Bay, Manchioneal, Long Bay Hope Bay, Bybrook, Hectors River and Mount Pleasant branch libraries, she urged parents to register their children early, to ensure their participation in the summer activities. She noted, however, that while only children in the 3-5 year age group will be accommodated at the Portland Parish Library and Buff Bay Branch Library, other age groups, 6-8, 9-11 and 12-15, will be accommodated at the other branch libraries. The Summer programme will culminate on Friday July 29. Advertisements RelatedPortland Parish Libraries summer programme RelatedPortland Parish Libraries summer programme By LORNA WILLIAMS, JIS Reporter RelatedPortland Parish Libraries summer programmelast_img read more

TIP draws up open network roadmap

first_imgHome TIP draws up open network roadmap Telefonica to trial TIP private 5G network system The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) launched several working groups to tackle what executives of the organisation identified as key hurdles to open network deployments, aiming to provide templates based on examples of end-to-end system configurations and business models.Executive director Attilio Zani told Mobile World Live the move is a “natural evolution” beyond TIP’s work on individual open network components, showcasing how these can be integrated to serve specific use cases. By sharing best practices, TIP is “building certainty that these are the right things to do, both from a technology perspective but also from a business case perspective”.Initially, four Solution Groups will focus on network-as-a-service; mobile data offload using carrier-grade managed Wi-Fi; connected city infrastructure; and open automation.TIP chief engineer David Hutton said the groups will produce documentation comprising use case definitions; technical and business requirements for different deployment scenarios; end-to-end architecture needs; and case studies detailing the business model, deployment and operational guidelines used in trials.Hutton argued the templates will smooth the path for deployments by governments and private companies, which “have been trying to get help for a number of years” to solve connectivity issues, but “find it very difficult when they speak to the industry currently because they’re speaking in two different languages”.The organisation didn’t provide publishing timelines, but Hutton noted each group will work at its own pace, with the network-as-a-service and mobile data offload groups expected to put out their first releases “very shortly”. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore1 30 SEP 2020 Diana Goovaerts Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Telecom Infra Project targets Wi-Fi infrastructureopen platformsTelecom Infra Project Previous ArticleIntelligence Brief: Do manufacturers really need 5G, IoT?Next ArticleTigo Tanzania stresses key challenges to digital Africa Marvell teams with TIP on open RAN Tags Relatedlast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Star-Studded Saturday Night Seder Benefit Raises $2.35 Million & More

first_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you might have missed recently.Seder Benefit Raises $2.35 MillionMazel tov! The previously announced Saturday Night Seder was a huge success. In addition to being star-packed—the evening included appearances and performances from Bette Midler, Judith Light, Idina Menzel, Josh Groban, Ben Platt, Billy Porter and many more—the benefit event raised a whopping $2.35 million for the CDC Foundation’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency Response Fund. The virtual Passover event premiered on www.SaturdayNightSeder.com and BuzzFeed’s Tasty YouTube and can be enjoyed in full below. Interested in donating? Contribute here. Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Sets Emergency Assistance FundThe Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation has announced the creation of an Emergency Assistance Fund to aid members of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society who are experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus crisis. The Fund will provide more than $300,000 in aid to affected members. Members may find additional information on the SDC Member Portal. Those wishing to donate may do so here.Applications Open for Directors Emergency Relief FundThe Drama League has announced that applications for the Directors Emergency Relief Fund are open and available to all stage directors. The fund will provide rapid emergency grants of up to $599 for stage directors who have lost wages from canceled or postponed theatrical productions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligibility requirements and application materials can be found here.Choreographer and Performer Louis Johnson Dead at 90Louis Johnson died at the age of 90 on March 31 in Manhattan as a result of pneumonia and renal failure; he had tested positive for coronavirus, according to The New York Times. Johnson was Tony-nominated in 1970 for his choreography of Purlie and also served as the choreographer for the 1978 film adaptation of The Wiz. He lent his choreography talents to the Broadway productions of Treemonisha and Lost in the Stars. As a performer, he appeared on Broadway in Four Saints in Three Acts, My Darlin’ Aida, House of Flowers, Damn Yankees, Kwamina and Hallelujah, Baby!. Johnson also choreographed for the New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Dance Theater of Harlem.P.S. Watch Donna Murphy, Annette Bening and more offer words of hope and resiliency from Harold Clurman’s The Fervent Years: Idina Menzelcenter_img View Commentslast_img read more

Irreconcilable differences links

first_imgBoston Globe:Additional reading (and listening) on the “irreconcilable differences” of politics, football, and Tweet seats, for those who are interested. This article in the Chronicle of Higher Education explores the research of social psychologist Jonathan Haidt.Haidt (pronounced like “height”) made his name arguing that intuition, not reason, drives moral judgments. People are more like lawyers building a case for their gut feelings than judges reasoning toward truth.How much of moral thinking is innate? Haidt sees morality as a “social construction” that varies by time and place. We all live in a “web of shared meanings and values” that become our moral matrix, he writes, and these matrices form what Haidt, quoting the science-fiction writer William Gibson, likens to “a consensual hallucination.” But all humans graft their moralities on psychological systems that evolved to serve various needs, like caring for families and punishing cheaters.Read  the whole story: Boston GlobeSee Jonathan Haidt at the 24th APS Annual Convention More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Carnival event organizers warned to cleanup

first_imgEntertainmentLocalNews Carnival event organizers warned to cleanup by: Dominica Vibes News – February 7, 2015 Sharing is caring! Share 169 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share Tweet Public Relations Officer of the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation (DSWMC) Jeno JacobThe organizers of carnival events have been warned to clean up after their activities or face the consequences. Public Relations Officer of the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation (DSWMC) Jeno Jacob said in an interview with Dominica Vibes on Friday 6 February, the abandonment of garbage by event’s organizers has become a great concern to the company. He said persons can be fined fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) or face imprisonment for the act. “We are very much concerned about that, now its carnival season and we have a lot of festivities coming up and so the Corporation is just reminding people organizing events that they have 24 hours to remove the garbage or else action will be taken”.Jacob said the Corporation does not have the full capacity to remove the extra volume of garbage after these events. “The volume of litter that they generate is of concern to the Corporation and it is straining the ability of the Corporation to remove that volume of litter from the location where they are keeping the events,” he stated. Jacob informed that according to the Solid Waste Management Act of 2002, holders of events are responsible, within 24 hours, for the removal of the debris or waste from that location and it is not the responsibility of the Corporation.However, he advised that the Corporation can make arrangements with the organizers to collect the garbage at a price. “The Corporation is also willing to remove whatever waste that they generate from those locations for them at a fee and we have forms available at village council offices”.He added that the Corporation will assist in that regard “because most times that garbage remains in the environment, it’s blown by the winds and dogs and cats go in those bags of garbage and it looks quite unsightly in the environment”.last_img read more

Compromised utility pole causes traffic delays

first_img RelatedBREAKING: Police respond to two accidents in Port IsabelBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] Police are on the scene of a one-vehicle accident in Port Isabel. The incident occurred just before 3 p.m. when a man traveling eastbound on the 1400 block of Highway 100 lost control of his Chevy Silverado pickup truck, drove over the curb…March 13, 2018In “News”Powering Laguna MadreBy ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] February 5, 2015 Port Isabel residents have raised concerns about a rash of outages between their city and surrounding cities, namely South Padre Island and Laguna Vista. Frank Espinoza, AEP community affairs manager for the Mid and Lower Valley presented a special report…February 6, 2015In “News”DOWN BUT NOT OUT: After damage from high winds, South Padre Island recovery process underwayLaura Lyles Reagan Special to the PRESS On Monday October 21, 2019 beginning at 12:58am. the National Weather Service of Brownsville, Texas issued the first tornado warning. Then it issued the first severe thunderstorm warning. Multiple residents said that severe weather hit the island at approximately 2:00am and the electricity…October 25, 2019In “News” Share By ESTEVAN MEDRANOPort Isabel-South Padre [email protected] 15, 2015A utility pole along Highway 100 caught fire Saturday morning causing the main road to be blocked off. The highway, which connects Laguna Heights and Port Isabel, was closed off for several hours, forcing a long line of vehicles to reroute and drive into Brownville to re-enter either city, including many of those who were coming back from participating in the 31st Annual Causeway Run and Fitness Walk which ended on South Padre Island. Though a brief power outage followed the electrical fire affecting a little over 1,000 area residents, the road wasn’t reopened until after 5:00 p.m. as the pole was swaying back and forth in danger of collapsing shortly after the fire ignited around 10:00 a.m.“The fire we saw was compromising the integrity of the pole,” said Officer Ray Brandriff of the Port Isabel Police Department who was on scene. “It’s starting to sway now. It doesn’t happen that often and usually they’re able to extinguish it. I can’t tell you why it’s still burning it this weather,” he said referring to the rainy atmosphere surrounding the unyielding fire.The fire was put out by emergency crews before the pole was intentionally dismantled and is expected to be replaced next week. Electrical lines had to be cut and rerouted so the disintegrating pole would not tear down neighboring power lines once collapsing.“We made a temporary measure to restore power until a permanent metal structure arrives to replace it,” said Franz Espinoza with AEP Texas. “This is a normal business practice in these kinds of situations. The public is not in any danger while we wait for the replacement to arrive.”Many of the wooden utility poles along the chief highway have been replaced by metal ones over time to prevent similar occurrences. Poor weather conditions are cited as the reason for the incident.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

Johnnie Basketball Upsets St. Thomas

first_img About Connatix V56892 1080p HD Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 360p About Connatix V56892 1/1 St. John’s downed St. Thomas 80-78 in St. Paul last night in the MIAC tournament semifinals.  The Johnnies led by 4 at halftime and held on to get the road win.David Stokman led St. John’s with 23 points, Tyler Weiss added 16 points and Patrick Strom added 15 points for the Johnnies.St. John’s improves to 19-8 and will play at Bethel tomorrow night at 7pm in the MIAC championship game. Auto (360p) 720p HDlast_img read more

‘Don’t Panic’ UK Seniors Are In For A Treat This September

first_img UK Families Are Rushing To Get Up To £100,000 Life Insurance From Only £10 Per Month* Life Insurance Insurance – You can now get policies with levels of cover from only £10 a month* and when you die your family will get a lump sum of cash. Step 2: Answer a few simple questions and get cover from the UK’s Top Providers By Victoria Jones | Last Updated 4th September 2020 20 – 29 30 – 39 The best part is that it’s 100% free to get a quote and no fees or hidden extras when you buy. This site is a life insurance company’s worst nightmare and they can’t stand it! All they can do is hope not too many people visit this site because the savings are massive. Select Your Age Unknown to many families, Life Insurance is one of the most effective ways to protect your loved ones and their future. The truth is, a great policy could easily pay off a mortgage, cover funeral costs and safeguard your loved ones from inheriting your debts. But with all of these great benefits, many people may think that the costs are high. The great news is that in today’s market, policies are actually very inexpensive when you know where to look and it’s possible to get up to £100,000 cover from only £10 per month*center_img Get Your Free Quote >> 40 – 49 69+ Here’s how you do it: 60 – 69 Most people think Life Insurance is expensive and you need a financial advisor, but thanks to this new service, that’s now a thing of the past. 50 – 59 Get Your Free Quote >> Step 1: Select your country on the map below to check your FREE quotelast_img read more

Groves eyes title clash against Stieglitz

first_imgGeorge Groves is hopeful of securing a world title shot against Robert Stieglitz following the Germany-based Russian’s surprise victory over Arthur Abraham.Stieglitz stopped Abraham on Saturday evening, regaining the WBO super-middleweight belt he lost to him on points in their first meeting.Groves is the WBO’s number one contender and was scheduled to fight Stieglitz for the title last year, but withdrew from the bout because of an injury.AdChoices广告But the 24-year-old from Hammersmith is confident his big chance will come soon.Groves said: “I’m the number one contender and I hope the fight happens.“I was supposed to fight Stieglitz before but couldn’t because of the injury and I’m hoping the fight can be made.“I feel I’m ready. People talk about me as a prospect but I want that world title sooner rather than later.”Groves extended his unbeaten record with a second-round stoppage of Baker Barakat of Syria on the undercard of the Abraham-Stieglitz fight. YTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookcenter_img See also:Groves eases to victory in GermanyBooth: Groves will relish his Arena return Groves weighs in ahead of O2 Arena clashlast_img read more