Reading Pals Programme to Improve Literacy in Primary Schools

first_imgReading Pals Programme to Improve Literacy in Primary Schools UncategorizedNovember 21, 2006 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail To improve the literacy level among primary school students, the Education Transformation Team at the Ministry of Education and Youth will be launching an activity dubbed, Reading Pals, in January 2007.Elaine Cunningham, Curriculum Teaching and Workstream Lead of the Education Transformation Team, tells JIS News that the overall mandate of the programme is to improve the reading levels of students, by inviting parents to become Reading Pals in their child’s school.“The Reading Pals programme is an activity that invites parents, guardians, and public and private sector volunteers to engage in reading, in a selected school one day a week, or one hour per week,” she explains.“This person must be literate, or even if this person is not literate, once he or she has the time to listen to a student read, that is fine. A part of reading development is pronunciation, and so the person might not be articulate in reading but just by listening to the student read, this in itself will be helpful in developing that student’s literacy skills,” she says. The programme is an activity created to support and develop reading on the recommendation from the National Task Force Report on Education which conducted a thorough analysis of the education system. From this analysis, it was clear that literacy levels among primary school students should improve.“We really need to get our literacy right at the very early stages or we are in trouble. The grade four students, who are sitting the Grade Four Literacy Test, which is the standard benchmark, are coming out at 65 per cent. We need to step out in the 70 and over but what we really want to reach is 85 per cent mastery,” she informs.“The Task Force recommendation suggests that we should reach an 85 per cent mastery in another 10 years. While we know that we cannot reach it in two years, maybe not even in 10 years, we really want to start the process, and this programme intends to support the attainment of this goal,” Mrs. Cunningham adds.The Reading Pals programme is expected to target a total of 10 primary schools in Regions two, three and six. These include the parishes of St. Thomas, Portland, St. Mary, Trelawny, St. Ann, Clarendon and St. Catherine. “We will be targeting parents in those regions, we will be starting with 10 schools. Twenty-five parents from each of the selected schools will be trained to be reading pals,” she says.Mrs. Cunningham tells JIS News that the Education Transformation Team has already developed an instrument to find out if parents will be interested in becoming a part of the activity.“The instrument for parents, which takes the form of a questionnaire, was developed to sensitise parents about their role in their child’s literacy development and achievement. Additionally, we wanted to know if they would volunteer for this process, and then from the responses we could determine the type of training that is needed to better equip parents to assist their children, not only in the schools but also in the home,” she informs.A total of 150 questionnaires were distributed to 20 schools that are on the Inner City Schools programme in regions one and six. Five parents were selected from each school. After the questionnaires are tabulated, the trends will become evident and inform the training package. The Transformation Team will then provide the necessary training for parents and other persons who want to a part of the activity. Mrs. Cunningham tells JIS News that the programme is expected to be of great benefit to parents, students and the community. “This activity is a way of engaging the community in the development of the school and in a sense, it fits in the Ministry’s modernization plan to delegate responsibility to schools and regions.This is a way of ownership and involvement. We also feel that they are social benefits to be derived from this; you develop relationships, and we are crossing cultures and timelines,” she notes.She adds that this activity is also expected to improve the students’ cognitive skills. “If we are able to improve the students’ literacy skills, then we are able to improve their general performance at school, because if you are a good reader, not just a caller of words, you are able to develop your thinking processes,” Mrs. Cunningham says.“In addition, younger parents who are interested in entering the teaching profession can benefit tremendously. The programme will expose them to the teaching profession, it will expose them to the satisfaction and some joy that they feel in journeying with their child. We are looking at the possibility of finding some accreditation for them, for prior knowledge to enter a teacher’s college,” she informs.Mrs. Cunningham points out that parents and other persons who are interested in becoming a part of the programme can do so by signing a registry, which will be open this month (November) in the selected regions.“November is Parents’ Month and we thought that we could collaborate with the Ministry’s programme in engaging parents and highlighting parents in this month by getting into selected schools in selected regions to target some parents. The registers will be opening in the different regions in November, as we go to the various parenting activities,” she informs. ‘Reading is a family affair’ is the theme for the Reading Pals programme. 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SolarWorld to bring 500 kW of carport solar power to four Californian parks

first_imgSolarWorld to bring 500 kW of carport solar power to four Californian parksSolarWorld Americas has begun work on constructing solar carports totaling more than 500 kW of power across four public parks in California, US. September 4, 2013 Ian Clover Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Technology Technology and R&D Share Four public parks in Thousand Oaks, California, are set to receive 537 kW of solar-power generation capacity with the imminent installation by SolarWorld of four solar carports.??It is estimated that the carports will generate a total of 17,300,000 kW-hours of clean energy, saving millions of dollars over 25 years for the Conejo Recreation and Parks District (CRPD), which owns and operates the parks. The partnership between CRPD, SolarWorld and Sustainable Power Group (sPower) – a development firm that specialises in renewable energy – sees SolarWorld’s engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) division oversee all phases of the project’s design, construction and procurement. It has been jointly financed by sPower and SolarWorld via a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA). The deal denotes that SolarWorld will construct, install, maintain and operate the carports, with CRPD purchasing energy from SolarWorld and sPower at a rate far below local utility provider costs. The local government unit anticipates that the project will save it an estimated $3.4 million over the duration of the PPA. “With this project, SolarWorld brings together its high-quality solar technology and top-flight engineering and construction talent with sPower’s financing capacity to help CRPD meet its fiscal and sustainability goals,” said SolarWorld Americas’ president, Kevin Kilkelly. “The project also highlights a growing trend among U.S. park districts. Long-time stewards of the environment, these organizations understand that solar power can also play a role in financial stewardship.” The carports will be constructed as solar canopies providing covered parking for visitors at the following four parks: Borchard Community Park, Dos Vientos Community Park, Thousand Oaks Community Park, and Conejo Creek South Park. Their output will range from 71 kW to almost 170 kW, and each will feature SolarWorld’s high-performance, 270-watt solar panels.?? “We are excited to start this project,” said CRPD’s administrator for parks and planning, Tom Hare. “In addition to wanting to secure cost savings, we feel it is important that CRPD promote energy efficiency. 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U.S. government shutdown hits solar

first_imgU.S. government shutdown hits solarAccording to the U.S. Department of Energy’s contingency plans, all but those activities related to protecting life and property have stalled. Contract commitments will be honored – until the money runs out. October 8, 2013 Max Hall Finance Installations Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share With the U.S. government in lockdown thanks to the standoff between the House of Representatives and the Senate, the Department of Energy’s (DoE) solar activities have been put on hold as thousands of employees have been ordered to take unpaid leave. The DoE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) – which performs R&D in areas including smart grids; the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), which recently published a roadmap to driving down the non-hardware ‘soft costs’ of solar; the department’s Office of Management, responsible for US$22 billion of annual contract obligations and $2 billion of financial assistance obligations; and the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, which is driving solar deployment of tribal lands, are among the divisions with solar commitments affected by the government shutdown. As a result of Washington’s inability to agree a budget for the 2013-14 financial year, which started a week ago in the U.S., only essential federal employees – those concerned with protecting property and human life – are working. SunShot lies idle For the DoE, that means all but security staff and those tasked with maintaining energy infrastructure and nuclear security are on unpaid leave, meaning crucial solar programs like the SunShot Initiative are presumably idling – official confirmation is difficult to obtain with communications staff sat at home. Although the DoE’s shutdown contingency plan – last updated on Wednesday – stipulates contracts such as SunShot agreements to fund solar research will be honored, it adds, once funding from previous years has been exhausted, “the department may need to review the activities of its contractors and only those activities where the suspension of the function of the contractor would immediately threaten the safety of human life, or the protection of property, will be permitted to continue.” Almost 13,000 DoE employees on unpaid leave Across the energy department, only 948 of the usual 13,814 employees will be maintained, according to the contingency plan, published on the DoE website. President Barack Obama, who is refusing to sign off a Republican-sponsored budget which neuters his universal ‘Obamacare’ healthcare reforms, used Saturday’s weekly address to call for a solution ‘with no partisan strings attached.’ The Republican House of Representatives has persisted in attempts to strangle universal healthcare and is due to reconvene at 4pm CET. If the standoff persists until Friday October 17, the U.S. is expected to broach its $16 trillion debt ceiling, triggering a default, an event of such magnitude the world expects a solution before that point. In the meantime, U.S. solar investors, manufacturers and SunShot funding recipients can only watch and wait.Popular content Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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Close Shave! Check Out Santino Fontana as Dorothy Michaels in Tootsie

first_imgSantino Fontana as Dorothy Michaels in “Tootsie”(Photo: Robert Trachtenberg) Related Shows Star Files View Comments Tootsie, the new musical based on the acclaimed 1982 comedy classic, is heading to the Great White Way this spring. The story follows talented but difficult actor Michael Dorsey, played by Tony nominee Santino Fontana, who struggles to find work until an audacious, desperate stunt lands him the role of a lifetime. Counting down the days until you you get to see Fontana in the role originated by Dustin Hoffman? Look no further! Enjoy the fun shot above, and see Tootsie when it begins Broadway performances on March 29, 2019. The production is scheduled to open on April 23, 2019 at the Marquis Theatre.center_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 5, 2020 Tootsie Santino Fontanalast_img read more

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Mike Trout ‘lost respect’ for players after Astros sign-stealing scandal

first_img Sujay Chakraborty “I don’t agree with the punishments, the players not getting anything. It was a player-driven thing. It sucks, too, because guys’ careers have been affected, a lot of people lost jobs. It was tough.” – Mike Trout on Astros sign-stealing scandal SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By Last Updated: 18th February, 2020 11:31 IST Mike Trout ‘lost Respect’ For Players After Astros Sign-stealing Scandal LA Angeles star Mike Trout admits he has lost respect for players after Astros sign-stealing scandal, wants more punishment for players involved. Read on. Also Read | Astros Cheating Scandal: Jim Crane Claims Players Will Apologize During Spring TrainingAstros cheating: Mike Trout speaks out on scandalLA Angels will begin their spring training on Saturday night (Sunday IST) against Chicago White Sox. During the first press conference of the spring, Mike Trout admitted that he has lost respect for some of the Astros players. Mike Trout also expressed frustration with the punishment handed down by Commissioner Rob Manfred.  First Published: 18th February, 2020 11:31 IST Also Read | LA Dodgers Never In For Anthony Rendon Or Cover-up After Mike Trout led-Angels Signed Him?Manfred reportedly granted players immunity in exchange for their cooperation in the investigation. Trout admitted that the players involved deserved the same fate as the officials. LIVE TVcenter_img WATCH US LIVE COMMENT Mike Trout is not happy with the Astros and the punishment they received pic.twitter.com/VDwJCFZXHl— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) February 17, 2020 Mike Trout says he and others lost respect for Astros players and doesn’t agree with them receiving no punishment.3X MVP adds: “Me going up to the plate and knowing what’s coming would be pretty fun up there.” 🔥 pic.twitter.com/U9vQ4Xq6NV— Bleacher Report MLB (@BR_MLB) February 17, 2020 Also Read | Anthony Rendon Takes Dig At Rivals LA Dodgers’ ‘Hollywood’ Life During Unveiling at Mike Trout led-AngelsAstros cheating: Sign-stealing explainedMultiple reports in late 2019 stated that Astros used a camera positioned in the centre field to steal signs during their World Series-winning campaign in 2017. MLB’s investigation revealed that Astros developed a player-driven system using illegal electronics to decode signs during the game. MLB handed a $5 million fine to Houston Astros while handing suspensions to former Astros GM Jeff Luhnow, manager A.J. Hinch and assistant GM Brandon Taubman. Is Mike Trout the GOAT?Widely regarded as one of the best players in MLB history. ‘The Millville Meteor’ has impressed with his combination of power and speed. The 28-year-old is already a three-time American League MVP while also being named in the All-Star eight times. With over 250 career home runs at a batting average of .305, Mike Trout will be heading for his ninth season in the MLB. Also Read | Cody Bellinger Rants About How Astros Cheating Is Ruining The Integrity Of Baseball Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal has been all over the headlines leading up to the 2020 MLB season. Several players like Yu Darvish and Cody Bellinger have voiced their frustrations with the negative attention the scandal has bought to the league. Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout is the latest to speak out, with the 28-year-old demanding punishment for Astros players. FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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HHS Vancouver and John McEntee remain on top after victory in Barnadown Irish Sport Horse Studbook Series

first_img HHS Vancouver (ISH) by Indoctro bred and owned by Marion Hughes and ridden by John McEntee, jumped double clear in a time of 35.58 seconds to win the 7-year-old final of the second leg of the Irish Sport Horse Studbook Show Jumping Series in Barnadown, Co Wexford.HHS Vancouver and John McEnteeOne of only eight double clears in the 7-year-old class, McEntee beat off stiff competition from the 25 competitors in the class. In the 5-year-old final, 12 combinations jumped double clear to divide the win, while in the 6-year-olds, there were nine clear rounds.There was €10,500 on offer in Barnadown from the Irish Sport Horse Studbook for these young horse classes. In addition, TRM sponsored breeding supplement packs to the winning breeders of each of these age classes. These packs are valued at €1000. (winning breeders listed below)The next leg of the Irish Sport Horse Studbook Show Jumping Series takes place in Mullingar on 1st and 2nd August.Full results, including breeding information, are detailed below.5 year olds=1 st SVS Miss Zigali (ISH) by Kigali out of P.Zermie by Palfrenier bred and owned by Brian Hutchinsonand ridden by Jason Foley=1 st BP Fandango (ISH) by Elvis Ter Putte out of Galwaybay Wandas by VDL Arkansas bred by JustinBurke owned by GBBS Int LTD and ridden by Ethen Ahearne=1 st Muze Abby Moyne (ISH) by Bamako de Muze out of Abby V Overis Z by Arko III bred by PJ Ryanowned by GBBS Int LTD and ridden by Ethen Ahearne=1 st MHS Sunday Girl (ISH) by CORNET OBOLENSKY out of LADY LIGUSTRA by CAVLIER ROYALE bredby Ita Brennan owned by Michael and John Brennan and ridden by Gemma Phelan=1 st HHS Blue Moon (ISH) by Plot Blue out of HHS Daisy by Ard VDL Douglas bred and owned byMarion Hughes ridden by Adam Carey=1 st DHF Alliance (ISH) ARD VDL Douglas out of Rosie Bee by Lux Z bred by Paul Douglas owned andridden by Jessica Stallard=1 st Curraghgraigue Quality Two (ISH) by OBOS Quality 004 out of Curraghgraigue Zelda by Aldatus Zbred by Baden Powell owned by John Kearney and ridden by Jason Foley=1 st LISSADELL (ISH) by Plot Blue out of WINTER CRUISE by CRUISING bred and owned by Dr NoelCawley and ridden by Ethen Ahearne=1 st Boleybawn Larina (ISH) by Luidam out of Arina by Crown Z bred and owned by Ronan Rothwelland ridden by Gerard O'Neill=1 st TH Mini Magic (ISH) by Clinton out of Konampa bred by Caroline Killeen owned by Tynagh HouseStud and ridden by Aidan Killeen.=1 st Lislan MBF (ISH) by Querlybet Hero out of Lislan Lucey by Billy Congo bred by Darragh KellyOwned and ridden by Meabh Bolger=1 st Heritage MBF (ISH) by Eldorado Van De Zeshoek out of Volivia by Tangelo Van De Zuuthoevebred by Anne Marie O'Gorman owned by Meabh Bolger & Jason Higgins and ridden by Jason HigginsTRM BREEDERS PACK winner Darragh Kenny breeder of Lislan MBF (ISH)6-year-olds=1 st Lisboy Mermus (ISH) by Mermus R out of Dianes Cruise Clover by Cruising bred by Sean Keevansowned by Joseph M Sharkey and ridden by Cora Sharkey=1 st Emerald Mystique (ISH) by Emerald Vant' T Ruytershof out of Overruled by Cruising bred by JohnCawley owned by Noel Cawley and ridden by Ethen Ahearne=1 st Beechfields Billy Barnwell (ISH) by Billy Mexico out of Billy Rock by Vechta bred by DonalBarnwell owned and ridden by Gemma Phelan=1 st Junior Kannan (ISH) by Castlelawn Captain Junior out of White Kannan by Kannan bred by GabrielSlattery owned by John Lee and ridden by Raphael Jnr Lee=1 st HHS Apollo (ISH) by Emerald Van't Ruytershof out of Caldato by Aldato bred by Alfie Hillen,owned by Clare Hughes and ridden by Shane Dalton=1 st Ecklands Helado (ISH) by Cobra out of Annaghmore Charisma by HHS BR Charlton bred byEckland Sport Horses owned by Sandra Duffy and ridden by Brendan Murphy=1 st CSF BLUE LAGOON (ISH) by ZIRROCCO BLUE VDL out of CSF FAIR EXCHANGE by FLIPPER D ELLEbred by PATRICK CONNOLLY owned by Susan Fitzpatrick and ridden by Taylor Cummins=1 st ESI China Girl (ISH) by Kannan out of ESI Paris by Guidam bred and owned by Ennisnag Stud andridden by Damien Griffin=1 st Ogue BT Special (ISH) by I'm Special De Muze out of Ogue Carel Alice by Ars Vivendi bred byVincent Murphy owned and ridden by Camilla SpeirsTRM BREEDERS PACK winner -Patrick Connolly breeder of CSF Blue Lagoon (ISH)7-year-olds1 st HHS Vancouver (ISH) by Indoctro out of La Juanita bred and owned by Marion Hughes and riddenby John McEntee2 nd EMS Adelaide (ISH) by Mermus R out of Sante Cruise by Loch Cruise bred by Willie McElhinneyowned by Daisy Duggan and ridden by Sean Monaghan3 rd Curra Paco (ISH) by Pacino out of Cappog Shuna by ARD VDL Douglas bred by Patrick Mckennaowned by John Kearney and ridden by Jason Foley4 th Ladycastle Paco (ISH) by Pacino out of Vimminka by Nabab de Reve bred and owned by LadycastleSyndicate ridden by Nicholas Butler5 th TJM Amour Fou (ISH) by Diamant De Semilly out of Catani Z by Cicero Z Van bred by TJMEquestrian owned by TJM Equestrian & Hilton Farm and ridden by Clem Mcmahon6 th Legaland Team Spirit (ISH) by Sandro Boy out of Dy-Odlesse by Heartbreaker bred by Joe Reillyowned by Gary Mc Namara and ridden by Clem Mcmahon.TRM BREEDERS Pack winner – Marion Hughes – HHS Vancouver Home  »  Breeding News  »  HHS Vancouver and John McEntee remain on top after victory in Barnadown Irish Sport Horse Studbook Series 19 July 2020, 16:33 HHS Vancouver and John McEntee remain on top after victory in Barnadown Irish Sport Horse Studbook Series Tags: Barnadown Equestrian, Irish Sport Horse Studbook, John McEntee, marion hughes, show jumpinglast_img read more

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