UWI to Forge Stronger Links With American Universities

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail WASHINGTON, D.C — The Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) at the University of the West Indies (UWI) is moving to forge stronger links with the Business Schools of Howard University, and the American University, which are based in the United States capital, Washington, D.C. A four-man delegation, headed by Pro-Vice Chancellor and UWI Mona Campus Principal, Professor Gordon Shirley, visited Washington, D.C. recently for meetings with officials of both tertiary institutions. The team included: Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Professor Edward Duggan; MSBM Executive Director, Professor Paul Simmons, and Deputy Executive Director, Dr. Denzil Williams.  The UWI officials’ trip was a return visit to one made earlier this year by the Deans of Howard and the American Universities, Drs. Barron Harvey and Michael Ginzberg, respectively, for meetings with their local counterparts. The meetings in Jamaica and the United States were organized and facilitated by Advisory Board member of Howard and American Universities’ Business Schools, George Willie, a UWI alumnus. Mr. Willie is a principal and managing partner in one of the largest accounting and management consultancy firms in Washington, D.C., Bert Smith and Company. Speaking at a reception, hosted for the Jamaican delegation by Mr. Willie, at the City Club in Washington Square, Professor Shirley pointed out that the UWI and both American colleges “share similar interests”, and have been collaborating on how best to strengthen linkages between their business schools. Professor Shirley noted Mr. Willie’s longstanding interest in establishing a strong accounting programme in Jamaica that could be linked to a number of international bodies. “We have started to talk about how he can leverage his connections here to help us to establish that kind of accounting programme,” the pro-Vice Chancellor  informed while praising him for his support of the UWI through, among other things, his efforts to organize and facilitate the visits and meetings. Professor Shirley also announced that beginning 2013, Mr. Willie will sponsor three lectures being to be delivered at the UWI’s Department of Business, while suggested that they should, fittingly, be named in his honour. The Pro Vice Chancellor also advised that efforts are being made to secure accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for the MSBM’s programmes Founded in 1916, the Washington, D.C.-based AACSB is one of the premier accreditation bodies globally for tertiary institutions offering degrees in business and accounting. In his remarks at the function, Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Stephen Vasciannie, described the proposed collaboration by the universities as a “step in the right direction”. He said the shared knowledge and experiences will enhance the learning experience at the three institutions. He also lauded Mr. Willie for his “steadfast commitment” to education at the UWI, as well as his support consistently given to various Jamaican and Caribbean projects throughout the Washington, D.C. area. In their remarks, Deans of Howard and the American Universities, Drs. Barron Harvey and Michael Ginzberg, welcomed the proposed collaborations, noting that students and lecturers would benefit significantly, particularly through exchange visits facilitated. For his part, Mr. Willie underscored his commitment to doing everything possible to support the advancement of education in Jamaica, “especially at the University of the West Indies.” RelatedUWI to Forge Stronger Links With American Universities UWI to Forge Stronger Links With American Universities EducationDecember 10, 2012 RelatedUWI to Forge Stronger Links With American Universitiescenter_img RelatedUWI to Forge Stronger Links With American Universities Advertisementslast_img read more

Ericsson zeroes in on industrial 5G opportunities

first_img Author 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 Home Ericsson zeroes in on industrial 5G opportunities Former Ericsson employees charged in bribery case Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities Previous ArticleOperators to take hit after India ID decisionNext ArticleBlockchain offers broad vertical opportunity – AT&T INTERVIEW: Niklas Heuveldop, Ericsson SVP and head of Market Area North America (pictured), tipped industrial interest in 5G to yield the most new business for the vendor and its clients.The executive told Mobile World Live the industrial segment is “ripe” for transformation, adding Ericsson is already in discussions with two dozen industrial players.“We talked to the GEs and the Honeywells of the world. They are all intrigued by how 5G can help them transform their business and it comes typically in one of three categories or all three of them: reducing operating costs and increasing efficiencies; transforming their end user or customer experience, so taking market share; or creating new revenues.”“I think there is a significant consumer proposition in there, gaming, virtual reality, augmented reality, et cetera. But the industrials are, I think, the prime beneficiaries of 5G.”Heuveldop also discussed Ericsson’s heightened focus on the North America market, following announcements it plans to produce 5G radios and open a new R&D facility in the US later this year. He said the company made the move to be closer to key customers, but added it was also attracted by “the amazing availability of venture capital and developer ecosystem”.“Our bet is when our customers start growing 5G to scale that the developer ecosystem is going to be activated in a very significant way.”Heuveldop also touched on the competitive landscape in the US vendor market and discussed Canada’s 5G progress.To view the full interview, click here. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Backcenter_img Asia Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 27 SEP 2018 Related Tags 5GEricssonlast_img read more

Rugby players are ‘crash dummies’ for ‘money men’

first_img BuzzSuperDetails About Meghan Markle’s Wedding Will Leave You SpeechlessBuzzSuper|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Former England captain Dylan Hartley From the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVFormer Springbok, Bulls, Lions and Stormers scrumhalf Jano Vermaak names a team of the best he played alongside and against.SA Rugby MagUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMoneyMorningPaperThe 10 Richest Families Of The World. Especially No. 6 Is A Complete Surprise.MoneyMorningPaper|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Published on August 17, 2020 Former England captain Dylan Hartley has opened up about the brutal nature of professional rugby’s transition from a semi-professional sport.In a wide-ranging interview with England’s Daily Telegraph, Hartley looked back on his Test career and spoke about working with Eddie Jones.ALSO READ: ‘Eddie Jones ended my career with three words’The 34-year-old hooker made his Test debut for England back in 2008 and played Test rugby for over a decade, captaining the nation and winning 97 caps.However, a plethora of injuries – including bone breaks, ligament tears, snapped tendons, popped ribs, nerve damage and bulging discs – caused Hartley to miss a total of 1,320 days of his career.Reflecting on his career, which ended in 2018 due to an ongoing knee injury, the ex-Northampton Saints player made a brutally honest admission about how both he and his teammates have been treated in the professional era of rugby.‘My generation of players have been crash dummies for a sport in transition from semi-professionalism,’ Hartley told the Telegraph.‘It’s being reshaped, subtly but relentlessly, by money men, geo-politicians, talking heads and television executives. They treat us as warm bodies, human widgets.‘It would be wrong to attempt to skirt the unavoidable truth that as players become bigger, faster and stronger they will be chewed up and spat out quicker,’ Hartley said.The Telegraphreported that to this day, Hartley is still affected by the injuries that he suffered during his rugby career. Due to three concussions late in his career, Hartley still gets dizzy spells and muddles his words.‘I try to enjoy what’s happening now, but it’s always a concern,’ Hartley added on his concerns of long-term brain injury.Full interviewPhoto: David Rodgers/Getty Images Posted in Test Rugby, Top headlines ‘ ‘ Post by SA Rugby magazine  729  45center_img Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby MagUndo BuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ ‘ AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndoWorld Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVSA Rugby MagUndoWatch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeSA Rugby MagUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ 熱門話題小心會瘦過快…網友推爆:「真的瘦的超誇張!」熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Rugby players are ‘crash dummies’ for ‘money men’ ‘last_img read more

Waaraan kan u het moeilijkst weerstaan? Seks, alcohol, roken of e-mail lezen?

first_imgExpress.be:Werken en communicatie zijn verslavender dan slapen, seks, alcohol en sigaretten. Dat meldt de website Science Daily op basis van een onderzoek van Roy Baumeister van de Florida State University en Kathleen Vohs van de University of Minnesota bij 205 volwassenen.  Die moesten een apparaat op hun lichaam dragen dat tijdens de dag hun verlangens registreerde. Het onderzoek bracht in totaal 7.827 rapporten over individuele verlangens op.Read the whole story: Express.be More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

The Greatest Dancer series 2 episode 2 preview

first_img Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco The Greatest Dancer returned to our screens on Saturday night and the search for the finest dancers the country has to offer began.Cheryl, Matthew Morrison and reigning champ Oti Mabuse were joined on the panel by new Dance Captain Todrick Hall, who seemed to fit in seamlessly. Alesha Dixon and Jordan Banjo were on hand to present and the first episode showed plenty of promising acts.A twist for this season is that each week one of the Dance Captains is randomly selected to pick an act that they would like to take through to the live stages. Saturday night saw Cheryl get her chance and she chose youngsters Lily and Joseph. Watch their incredible performance again below:Other highlights from the first episode included contemporary dancer Tom who refuses to let cystic fibrosis hold him back and dancing clown Harrison, who was pretty terrifying. Not every dancer made the cut and the audience seemed harsher this year than they were during the first series.On this week’s episode, the auditions continue as the Dance Captain’s screen more hopefuls and the studio audience decide who gets to progress to the next stage. One of the Dance Captains will then be chosen to pick an act that they will take through to the live stages.The Greatest Dancer continues at 7pm Saturday on BBC One. Preview the episode with our gallery below: Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Sycocenter_img Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Syco Credit: BBC / Thames / Sycolast_img read more

Europa League final hero Coke will join Schalke 04 from Sevilla

first_img Sport EN 31/07/2016 CEST Upd. at 20:10 center_img Schalke 04 have signed right-back Coke from Sevilla. The 29 year old was one of the stars of their Europa League triumph, scoring twice in the final against Liverpool. Coke arrived in Sevilla for the 2011-12 season and soon found his way into the team. He was later made one of the captains, and has won a total of three Europa Leagues. The full-back won the man of the match award in the final of last season’s.last_img read more

Jesus Navas’ move to Sevilla hits a bump

first_img Accoring to these sources Sevilla are not changing from the offer they have made the player to return to the club where he was formed, and from where he left to join Man City in 2013 for 20m euros. Navas, 31, leaves City on a free transfer, and Sevilla were hoping to include him in the squad that will play in the Emirates Cup this weekend. Upd. on 29/07/2017 at 04:01 CEST RELATED STORIES EFE/Sport EN IN SPORT.ES Sources have discovered this is what happened at the meeting between Sevilla president Jose Castro and his agent Margarita Garay at the meeting at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. center_img 28/07/2017 New offer for Jesús Navas Jesus Navas’ move to Sevilla still has not come to fruition and negotiations continue. He has been offered two million euros a year for three seasons but the player wants more. Frenazo al fichaje de Jesús Navas por el Sevillalast_img read more

Feed store blaze

first_imgAS MANY as six fire trucks were required at the scene of a house fire in Officer on Tuesday night…[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

Leafs eager to bounce back after dismal start

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily Sports EditorAccording to Chris Shaw it’s not about how you start the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season, but what is important is how you finish.So two losses out of the gate, even to rival Castlegar, isn’t going to set the rookie Leaf coach into a state of panic. “We had a late camp and only had two practices before we played our first games and it showed,” Shaw said on the eve of a three-game weekend starting Friday night against the 2-0 Beaver Valley Nitehawks.“We lacked conditioning and it showed because Castlegar was in better shape in the third periods (of both games).”Which is why the players spent most of the week working a little harder than if the team won both games against the Rebels.“We concentrated conditioning Monday and Tuesday and have been working on systematic stuff . . . team stuff to help better prepare the kids on the ice.”After Beaver Valley, Nelson travels to Grand Forks to meet the winless, and hurting, Bruins Saturday. Sunday the Leafs conclude the three-game set against Shaw’s old club, the Penticton Lakers.Shaw promises Leaf faithful there will be a different team on the ice this weekend at the NDCC Arena.“We have 13 new players on the team who had yet to figure out their teammates,” Shaw said. “But I believe we have firepower here and fans will see that once the players start to jell.”Shaw comes with many of the same coaching philosophies the franchise enjoyed under the leadership of former coach and GM Simon Wheeldon.So there will be no revolving door no matter what the result is on the ice.“I may make one or two moves but I definitely won’t be burning through cards,” Shaw admitted. “Once I make a team selection I stick with those players. I’m pretty confident in this group and know what this team is capable of doing.”ICE CHIPS: Defenceman Tyler Parfeniuk is the only Leaf out of the lineup due to injury. The Kelowna product injured a shoulder during the season opener and looks to be at least two weeks away before playing again. . . .Look for goalies Marcus Beesley and Darren Hogg to split the weekend games between the pipes. . . .A new promotion by the Leaf executive has a minor hockey player skating during the National Anthem skate. The promotion called, The Seventh Man, selects players at random. Nelson Minor Hockey players can enter online at the Leaf [email protected]last_img read more

Mighty Murray wins All Ireland Football final tickets on Molly in the Morning

first_imgAfter an epic week of the top GAA brains going head to head to try and win a pair of tickets for the All Ireland football final courtesy of Supermacs, it all came down to our final contestant this morning Declan Murray from Turloughmore to see if he could beat Leo Courtney’s score of 11 in our ‘Minute to Win It’ quiz. The tension was high as Declan came on air to first answer our qualifying question… Molly in the Morning Declan Murray Quiz print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Declan Murray Quiz Audio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sports.podcast/Declan+Murray+QUIZ.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Declan Murray Quiz Molly in the Morning Forward 60 seconds Back 15 seconds Currently Playing Forward 60 seconds Back 15 seconds Declan’s perfect round of 12 out of 12…“Minute to Win It” – Galway Mayo Quiz Questions FRIDAYAgainst which team in this year’s championship did Aidan O’Shea famously ‘dive’ to win a penalty? FERMANAGHWith which club did Mayo manager Stephen Rochford win an All Ireland club title as a player? CROSSMOLINAWho captained Galway to win the 1976 All Ireland minor title? GERRY BURKEWhich team did Mayo beat by the biggest margin in this year’s championship? KILDAREGalway minor forward Ryan Forde plays with which club? ANNAGHDOWNWhich Mayo forward was top scorer in the 1989 football championship? MICHAEL FITZMAURICEWhat team did Mayo defeat in the 2012 All Ireland semi final? DUBLINWhat Dunmore player scored the winning goal for Galway in the 2007 All Ireland Minor final against Derry? DAMIEN REDINGTONWhich former GAA President was a sub on the last Mayo team to win the All Ireland? MICK LOFTUSWhere did the Galway Minors play Laois in this year’s All Ireland quarter final? TULLAMOREMayo have played teams from all 4 provinces in this year’s championship, True or False? TRUEWhat team did Mayo beat in the 1950 All Ireland final? LOUTH 更多 Molly in the Morninglast_img read more