Culture important part of national heritage – Holness

first_img CONTACT: ALECIA SMITH RelatedCulture important part of national heritage – Holness RelatedCulture important part of national heritage – Holness RelatedCulture important part of national heritage – Holness Advertisements Culture important part of national heritage – Holness CultureFebruary 11, 2011 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Education, Hon. Andrew Holness says culture is a vital aspect of Jamaica’s national heritage and its continued incorporation into the education system is essential. “We have to therefore use the tools of culture, use our creativity to infuse that into our curriculum so that it gets directly to the minds of the students,” Minister Holness said. He was speaking at on February 10 launch of ‘Jamaica Day’ at the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Library at its Tom Redcam Avenue location. He said that the Ministry sees culture as being very important in communicating with the population and reinforcing and maintaining the value system. “Culture is not divorced from national goals, so culture is not divorced from economic growth, social development. In fact, it is a part of the whole strategy for growing and developing our country,” he said. “We need to take this very dynamic thing called culture and transform it into paying respect and homage to the very simple and important things like punctuality, respect for law and order, and respect for each other,” Minister Holness emphasised. ‘Jamaica Day’ is celebrated once every academic year, on the last Friday in February and is designated to showcase aspects of Jamaica’s culture through the performing arts, visits to historical sites, sporting activities and recognition of outstanding citizens. The day will be observed on Friday, February 25, under the theme: ‘Celebrating Jamaica: Feasting on the Heritage’. Activities for the day will comprise debates, quizzes, panel discussions, seminars, symposia and displays. Director of the Culture in Education Programme (CIEP), Amina Blackwood Meeks, said that Jamaica Day is mandatory and is a major activity of the CIEP and is designed to highlight positive national achievements in a way which will enhance the vision and aspirations of the students for themselves and their schools. It also aims to help inspire excellence; encourage personal responsibility; foster national pride; and to enhance the relationships that the schools have with the communities in which they are located. The CIEP places culture as a mechanism within the classroom to enrich curriculum delivery. It also serves as a tool for building clubs and societies as well as a device for giving meaning to the performing arts programme of various institutions. Mrs. Blackwood Meeks said this year’s theme will focus on Jamaica’s food, noting that, “we are going to look at the history and the heritage and the culture and the social indications and the economic factors that reside in the food.”last_img read more

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Windows 10 Mobile heading for the door

first_img Nokia makes AI move with Microsoft Tags Comments from Microsoft executive Joe Belfiore all but confirmed the company’s Windows 10 Mobile platform is no more, hardly raising any eyebrows in the process.Belfiore, corporate VP in Microsoft’s operating systems group, said via Twitter the company would continue to support the platform with bug fixes, security updates, and so on, but “building new features/[hardware] aren’t the focus”.Addressing one of the key issues for the platform, he also noted “we have tried very hard” to drive app development on the platform, “paid money, wrote apps for them”, but the volume of users was too low for companies to invest.The comments follow a report from The Register which said HP, one of a small band of companies offering Windows 10 Mobile devices, had decided not to continue its efforts in this market beyond its current offering because Microsoft is now “less focused on what they thought they would be focused on today”.Nick Lazaridis, HP’s EMEA boss, said there were plans for “a number of products” following its Elite X3 device, but this is no longer the case.The news is hardly surprising: in 2016, Microsoft said the Mobile version of Windows 10 was not a focus, and the company’s own-brand device efforts have also shifted away from mobile phones.Surface uncertaintyAfter the end of is Lumia-brand line (following from Microsoft’s costly foray into smartphones with the Nokia Devices & Services acquisition), it had been suggested the company would offer a Surface-branded smartphone, but this now seems unlikely.Indeed, observers recently suggested Microsoft would also exit its Surface-branded PC business.According to The Register, Steve Brazier, CEO of Canalys, pointed out Microsoft chief Satya Nadella is a “software guide, a cloud guy” and its hardware line is “choppy – there are good quarters and bad quarters”.For some time now, Microsoft made its applications available across hardware platforms in order to give it the broadest reach, but this also removes any real need to use Windows-powered devices across-the-board.While Surface has arguably been a useful tool in showcasing what new generations of Windows can do, Lumia devices did little to bring new customers to Windows-powered mobiles, and Microsoft was unable to drive the platform widely to third-party hardware makers.As Belfiore observed, the lack of developer and ecosystem support for Windows, particularly in the mobile space, was detrimental to the platform, even where attempts have been made to build bridges both to desktop Windows and alternative mobile operating systems. Previous ArticleSafaricom targets December for m-Pesa photo-ID shiftNext ArticleIntel shuts Recon smart glasses unit – report Home Windows 10 Mobile heading for the door Devices AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 09 OCT 2017 Relatedcenter_img Alianza sobre IA entre Nokia y Microsoft Author 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 Steve Costello Google taps retail with NYC store HPMicrosoftlast_img read more

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Mom arrested for allegedly killing her twin 2-year-old daughters: Police

first_imgkali9/iStock(NEW YORK) — A Long Island mother was arrested for allegedly killing her twin 2-year-old daughters on Thursday, according to police.A woman called 911 about 2:30 p.m. Thursday reporting that her daughter, Tenia Campbell, was threatening to kill herself and her baby daughters, according to a statement from Suffolk County Police said.The 911 call launched “a massive county wide search for her,” said police.About 90 minutes later, officers found Campbell in Montauk, Long Island, at the entrance of the Montauk County Park Third House Nature Center, police said.Campbell was taken into custody as officers tried to save the two children, police said.The twins, Jasmine and Jaida Campbell, were taken to a hospital, where they were declared dead, police said.Campbell, 24, of Medford, was charged with two counts of second-degree murder, according to police. She is set to be arraigned on Friday.Autopsies will be conducted by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner, police said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Production Starts from Corrib Field Off Ireland

first_imgOperator of Corrib field, Shell, informed that gas production has started from the field off the northwest coast of Ireland. The Corrib gas field is located 83 kilometres off Ireland’s northwest coast in water depths of almost 350 metres. At peak annual production, the field is expected to produce around 260 MM scf/d of gas, which is 45,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d).“We are very pleased to see production start at Corrib. The output from Corrib will be an important addition to Statoil’s international production portfolio,” says Tove Stuhr Sjøblom, Senior Vice President for Statoil’s development and production activities in the UK and Ireland.“There have been several challenges for the operator and its partners to overcome on the road to this important milestone. The project has created many local jobs in the development phase and we are confident that the project will also contribute positively locally and nationally in the operational phase in terms of value creation and energy security,” Sjøblom says.The Corrib field has been developed as a subsea-to-shore tieback solution with a pipeline leading the gas from the subsea wellheads to a landfall near the village of Glengad and onwards through an onshore pipeline to a gas processing terminal around nine kilometres inland. The gas is processed at the terminal before it is transferred into the Gas Networks Ireland (GNI) network, which delivers it to Irish gas consumers.The Corrib project is a joint venture between Shell E&P Ireland Limited (45%), Statoil Exploration Ireland Limited (36.5%) and Vermilion Energy Ireland Limited (18.5%). Shell E&P Ireland Limited is the project’s operator.last_img read more

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‘Jeopardy!’ legend Ken Jennings says it’s “inevitable” he will face-off against “‘Jeopardy!’ James” Holzhauer

first_imgABC(LOS ANGELES) — What is “inevitable?”Jeopardy! legend Ken Jennings selected that response when asked if he might one day face off against recently-unseated champ James Holzhauer.  Holzhauer’s winning streak made headlines before coming to an end just shy of breaking the regular season prize money record earlier this week.“It’s got to be inevitable,” Jennings, 45, said in an exclusive interview with Good Morning America when asked if there would ever be a Jennings-Holzhauer showdown on the beloved game show.“But Jeopardy! only does those special tournaments so often,” he added. “And obviously I can’t get 29-year-old Ken to show up with his sleek, 29-year-old brain, it’s got to be me with my broke-down brain.”Jennings, of Seattle, holds the Jeopardy! record for the most consecutive games won — 74 — and the highest winnings in regular season play — $2,520,700 — according to the show’s Hall of Fame.Jennings said he was cheering for Holzhauer during his 32-week winning streak, saying, “For many years, I have assumed that the record is beatable.”“It seemed like he might be the guy, the chosen one, so I was very excited,” he said. “I wanted to see it come down to the wire, I wanted to see if it could be beaten because I think it can be done.”“He was so close to the cash record,” Jennings added. Jennings even equated Holzhauer’s Jeopardy! prowess to the AI-powered IBM supercomputer Watson, who famously beat Jennings during a Jeopardy! match in 2011.“Watching James on that show, he feels as close to Watson as you can get and still have a pulse,” he said. “My guess is playing against James is going to be a lot like playing against Watson.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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