first_imgFriday 26 April 2019 9:06 am Share The anti-vaccination movement is deadly.According to the charity Unicef, more than half a million UK children were not vaccinated against measles, a highly dangerous but preventable disease, between 2010 and 2017 – which is part of a terrifying global trend. whatsapp More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com Rachel Cunliffe Maybe we should blame the financial crisis – a catastrophic risk missed by virtually every government and economic institution – or maybe this is the inevitable result of a new, filterless method of communication that allows sensationalist falsehoods to spread faster than facts.But attitudes changed. Justifiable criticism of political spin and the arrogance of officials became widespread distrust not only of governments, but of anyone deemed the “establishment”, including those claiming expert knowledge.All opinions became valid, and media “balance” went from giving both sides the attention they warranted based on their merits, to elevating the quack theories of an opinionated lay-person with a substantial online following to the level of qualified experts with years of experience.If you don’t like the facts, choose your own “alternative facts”, to quote an adviser to the US President (who, incidentally, tweeted anti-vax myths prior to his election).Recognising this does not mean promoting censorship or arguing that the “experts” – whoever they may be – should be believed unthinkingly. But whether dealing with politics or medicine, perhaps we need to give a bit more thought to how those people became experts, and the relative weight we should put on their opinions versus that of their opponents.Gove’s infamous quote is rarely offered in full, but what he actually said was that people in Britain “have had enough of experts getting things wrong”.When it comes to medical science, the experts are right – and the tech giants shouldn’t legitimise those who are so dangerously wrong by perpetuating the myth that all viewpoints are equally valid, even when one of them is based on science, and one of them costs lives. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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Parents who choose not to vaccinate are not only potentially harming their own children, but the rest of society.In the first three months of 2019, worldwide cases of measles were up 300 per cent on the year before. Once considered virtually wiped out, measles can not only cause brain damage, but is sometimes fatal.Anxiety about vaccinations is as old as this medical miracle itself. But the measles hysteria is primarily the tragic consequence of Andrew Wakefield’s debunked 1998 claim that there was a link between the vaccine and autism.His so-called “research” has been proven utterly false, and Wakefield was struck off the medical register for misconduct. Nonetheless, a decade after he was exposed as a fraud, the “anti-vax” movement continues to gain momentum. It has, to coin a phrase, gone viral.Social media is not the cause of this conspiracy theory, but it has breathed new life into it. Posts and videos by anti-vax activists rack up millions of views on mainstream sites like Youtube and Facebook, targeting anxious parents. The anti-vax movement is a symptom of our expert malaise whatsapp We know how these platforms work: to keep users clicking, algorithms direct them to the content they will find most compelling – which has enabled anti-vaxxers to hoover up vast followings of people most susceptible to their toxic lies.The response has been to demand action from the tech companies. NHS chief Simon Stevens called this week for a “zero tolerance” policy by social media platforms towards anti-vax content, and health secretary Matt Hancock (who, as the former digital secretary, knows his way around this sphere) echoed him.They are almost certainly right, but to adopt a whack-a-mole approach to harmful content misses recognising the wider question of why these views proliferate in the face of page after page of legitimate, evidence-based, verifiable science.When Michael Gove said in 2016 that people “have had enough of experts”, he wasn’t talking about vaccines, but about Brexit, and the concerns of “experts” about risks to the economy. But he inadvertently hit on something much wider.The world wide web, which celebrated its thirtieth anniversary last month, opened up a world of knowledge, breaking down the barriers to those who wanted to both access and provide information, and connecting like-minded individuals, however obscure their views. It gave a voice to minority groups long kept out of the public arena, questioning the infallibility of politicians and elites and enabling alternative perspectives to be heard.The problem is that not all perspectives are created equal.We know, intuitively, to place more credibility on a teacher who demonstrates that two plus two equals four than a child who believes it is five, on an engineer who warns that a building isn’t safe than a teenager who insists that it is, on a doctor with a decade of medical training recommending a treatment than a patient going on gut instinct.Or, at least, we used to.The internet allowed us to challenge the experts, but at some point healthy scepticism of authority morphed into knee-jerk hostility to people who understand things we don’t. Tags: Brexit Facebook Michael Gove NHS Peoplelast_img read more

first_img Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors Canada’s largest stock index was relatively flat Monday as falling commodities prices outweighed gains in the health-care and consumer sectors. The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index shed 3.54 points to 15,316.02, with gold leading decliners. Related news Aleksandra Sagan Bullion stocks lost an average of 0.97% of their worth on the TSX, as the August gold contract declined $10.00 to US$1,246.40 an ounce. Oil and gas companies were also among the biggest losers on the commodity-heavy index, shedding an average 0.60% of their worth. The price of oil inched forward Monday after plummeting to a 10-month low the week prior. The August crude contract rose US37¢ to US$43.38 per barrel. Canadian investment strategist Craig Fehr anticipates oil to remain at or below the US$50 a barrel mark and for gold to continue to experience some weakness, as data suggests inflation won’t spike higher in the near future. The performance of those two commodities will be closely tied to that of a large portion of the TSX, said Fehr, who works at Edward Jones in St. Louis. Meanwhile, Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl. led the charge for the health-care sector, where stocks gained an average of 2.41%. Shares of the Quebec-based drugmaker rose $1.68, or 8.03%, to $22.61 after the pharmaceutical giant’s stock surged more than 6% last week on news that prominent U.S. investor John Paulson had joined the company’s board of directors. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 14.79 points to 21,409.55, while the S&P 500 edged up 0.77 of a point to 2,439.07. The Nasdaq composite fell 18.10 points to 6,247.15. The Canadian dollar was trading 0.17 of a U.S. cent higher than the average price of US75.54¢. Elsewhere in commodities, the July copper contract remained relatively unchanged at about US$2.63 a pound and the August natural gas contract rose US9.8¢ to roughly US$3.05 per mmBTU. S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sectorcenter_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Marketwatch Share this article and your comments with peers on social media TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since Marchlast_img read more

first_imgContributing to post-secondary tuition builds confidence: poll Keywords Group retirement savings plans,  Student loansCompanies Great-West Life Assurance Co. CLHIA delays implementation of Guideline G19 by six months The program will enable participating members to receive an employer-matched contribution to their group retirement and savings plan when they make payments towards their government student loans. The goal is to enable plan members to save for their future while they focus on paying down their student debt. “This program is the result of our ongoing discussions with Canadians about their financial realities,” says Jeff Macoun, executive vice president, group customer at GWL. “The approach is simple and responds to the need for increased plan flexibility. More importantly, it makes saving achievable and relevant for those managing student debt loan repayments.” Canadians enter the workforce with an average of nearly $27,000 in student loan debt, according to GWL. That level of debt takes approximately 10 years to repay, which forces many Canadians to delay saving for goals such as home ownership and retirement. The pilot project is scheduled to launch in the first quarter of 2018, and will likely evolve as GWL assesses feedback and results. Photo copyright: stockbroker/123RF Megan Harman Winnipeg-based Great-West Life Assurance Co. (GWL) is launching a new pilot project in its group benefits business that will help members pay down student debt, the company announced on Tuesday. Related news Franklin Templeton introduces five-year increments to target date lineup BMO Investments introduces funds for group RRSPs, DIY investors Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedManchester PC Target Illegally Erected Cell Sites RelatedManchester PC Target Illegally Erected Cell Sites FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Manchester Parish Council has commenced court proceedings to have some 27 illegally erected cellular sites in the parish removed.Reacting to concerns expressed by residents at a recent town meeting held at the Bellfield High School, Secretary Manager at the Council, Winston Palmer, said the legal process will take some time, but the law will have to take its course.“We have consulted with our lawyers and we will go before the Supreme Court, to have this matter adjudicated. There are stipulations that must be followed when erecting a site of this nature, the company in question has not sought or received permission to put up any of those sites, and we must protect the citizens. Many of them (the sites) are close to where people live and this is contrary to the rules of the Council,” Mr. Palmer stated.He added that the Council is encouraging development in the parish, but stressed that there are rules that must be observed, and each business entity must operate within those rules.“We want to see development take place in the parish, we encourage development, and we welcome it. What we are doing is applying the laws that are laid down to regulate how we operate when doing business, whether it is an expansion of my house or the erection of these cell sites, the laws apply to all of them,” he said.The Manchester Parish Council, is currently having a number of town meetings in nine of the 15 Parish Council Divisions, where the approved budget is explained, and suggestions are taken as to the way forward.center_img Manchester PC Target Illegally Erected Cell Sites UncategorizedOctober 7, 2008 RelatedManchester PC Target Illegally Erected Cell Siteslast_img read more

first_imgAlmost $29 million local economic injection for SA’s bushfire-affected communities The Australian and South Australian Governments today announced almost $29 million in funding for 12 new projects to boost local economies across South Australia’s bushfire- affected communities.Local Economic Recovery (LER) support under the National Bushfire Recovery Fund, announced last May by the Australian Government, is assisting communities to lead recovery in their area. It is supported by additional co-funding contributions from states.Federal Minister for Emergency Management David Littleproud said the mix of programs delivered under the National Bushfire Recovery Fund aims to meet the short-term needs of individuals and businesses, while at the same time building sustainable and resilient communities for the longer term.“These projects focus on bringing employment and economic benefits to these communities that have been so hard hit by the 2019-20 bushfires, and now COVID-19,” Minister Littleproud said.“Regionally-driven economic projects create jobs, attract visitors and help our regional South Australian towns thrive into the future – a great step forward in bushfire recovery.”South Australian Premier Steven Marshall said funding for these 12 new projects was in addition to the $19.8 million committed to Kangaroo Island’s new desalination plant, and the $150,000 in funding to help restore the Lobethal Bushland Park.“Following consultation with local councils, recovery committees, communities and other stakeholders in bushfire-affected areas across the state, we’ve selected a further dozen projects that will bring employment and other benefits to impacted regions,” Premier Marshall said.“These projects will support jobs creation, attract visitors and help key local industries in those areas hardest hit by last summer’s devastating bushfires.”The 12 LER funded projects are:$3 million to develop the former Onkaparinga Woollen Mills at Lobethal to create a hub supporting creative industries, increasing tourism, creating jobs and providing opportunities for learning and social$900,000 to establish a small scale fibre mill enabling processing of raw fibre to quality yarn and finished garments on Kangaroo$395,000 to grow wellness tourism in South Australia by supporting operators who provide nature-based and agri-tourism experiences or other wellness tourism experiences or$315,000 towards a collaborative industry rebuilding and resilience project on Kangaroo$2.5 million to rebuild existing trails and enhance facilities and infrastructure of the Fox Creek Bike Park at CudleeMore than $8.9 million towards a collaborative package of projects that will support rural landholders recover and build back better agriculture on Kangaroo Island and across Adelaide Hills and MtNearly $954,000 to compliment an existing project providing accommodation for supervisors and management personnel working on recovery efforts on Kangaroo Island.$680,000 to support the South Australian Apiary Industry through pollinator species revegetation information, honey variety and value awareness, and eco-tourism initiatives.More than $5.9 million towards vineyard and horticulture rebuilding and resilience, including cherries and olives, across Adelaide Hills, Cudlee Creek and Kangaroo Island.More than $2.6 million to provide open-access telecommunication infrastructure, increasing internet coverage and capacity on Kangaroo$800,000 to establish accommodation, suitable for tradespeople and seasonal workers at Parndana on Kangaroo Island.$1.8 million to construct an Early Childhood Education and Care Centre in Parndana to support families in the central and western part of Kangaroo Island, particularly those directly affected by the Black SummerFurther details are available https://www.bushfirerecovery.gov.au/local-recovery-projects /Public Release. 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first_imgGlobal One Health initiative awarded CDC Cooperative Agreement The Ohio State University Global One Health initiative (GOHi) has been awarded $5.61 million in funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and bolster Ethiopia’s public health system capacity for small- and large-scale disease outbreaks and emergencies.Since 2009, GOHi has been on the front lines in Ethiopia working with in-country partners to strengthen capacity using a One Health approach — one that brings together multiple disciplines working globally to address the spread of disease, promote health and emphasize the connection among humans, animals, plants and the environment.As new diseases emerge, the need for health system preparedness across the globe is vital for nations to prevent spread of pathogens, detect and report epidemics, and respond to and mitigate the spread of those epidemics. The current COVID-19 pandemic urgently underscored these needs. Under-preparedness in one country is a global risk to all.“This award exemplifies the critical importance of focusing on public health, which is a global issue and very timely,” said Grace Wang, executive vice president for research, innovation and knowledge. “By harnessing the capability of Ohio State’s world-class research faculty, we are working to find innovative solutions to global challenges and are pleased to partner with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Ethiopia’s public health system.”With this award, GOHi aims to address three specific focus areas in order to achieve International Health Regulation standards and benchmarks; strengthen surveillance, laboratory and workforce capacity; improve data management; and develop a well-linked response network for disease outbreaks and public health emergencies.“Right now, the world needs a major effort to strengthen surveillance, laboratory and workforce capabilities,” said Wondwossen Gebreyes, GOHi executive director. “The GOHi consortium on campus along with global partners are committed to tackling the world’s toughest health challenges at the interface of humans, animals, plants and the environment, including COVID-19. The impact of this work will save lives while we continue to fight this pandemic. It will also have a lasting impact on prevention and control of future zoonotic viral and drug resistant bacterial infections among others.”GOHi, with participation from Ohio State’s College of Medicine, College of Public Health and College of Veterinary Medicine and additional faculty support from the College of Arts and Sciences and College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, will partner with the Ethiopian Public Health Institute and in-country Regional Health Bureaus to accomplish the project.“It is very exciting to receive this award, which has come at the right time, when we need it the most,” said Getnet Yimer, regional director, Global One Health Eastern Africa Office. “We are committed to continue working with all partners and the government agencies to sustain our gains and achieve beyond the planned milestones.”Over the next five years, the project will expand the number of laboratories with the ability to test and report Influenza-like illnesses and severe acute respiratory illnesses, like COVID-19; train health professionals and laboratory staff on better specimen collection and transportation techniques; improve data collection and reporting and implementation of appropriate mitigation measures for severe respiratory illnesses based on that data; support equipment procurement; and improve quality management throughout the laboratory network to ensure consistent, reliable quality testing.The ultimate goal will be to enhance and expand the Ethiopian public health system to more comprehensively and efficiently manage the multiple elements that contribute to epidemics of global (national and international) concern.This project serves as an example of institutional teamwork that advances the university’s commitment as a global institution, engaging in meaningful and beneficial partnerships to gain and share knowledge and find sustainable solutions to the world’s most complex issues. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. 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:Africa, CDC, Eastern, environment, Ethiopia, Government, health, innovation, Ohio, Ohio State University, prevention, public health, regulation, surveillance, sustainable, university, veterinarylast_img read more

first_img RELATED TAGSPorscheAWD / 4x4ElectricPerformanceElectric VehiclesNew VehiclesPerformance Vehiclesall-wheel drive Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Porsche’s Mission E concept, named “Taycan” in production form. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending Videos advertisement Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” See More Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTScenter_img Porsche is also reportedly working on a two-speed transmission for the Mission E to accommodate those power levels. A rear, limited-slip differential will also be optional. Porsche might release up to three different versions of the all-electric Mission E – and the most powerful is rumoured to do the zero-to-100 km/h sprint within three seconds.Slotting between the 911 and Panamera, Mission E project leader Stefan Weckbach tells Automobile Magazine the car will combine “911 overtones with fresh proportions and very good space utilization, even though the Mission E is notably more compact than the Panamera.”Despite its smaller size, the Mission E will pack quite a punch with its three different power levels, available with 402, 536 or 670 horsepower. It will be offered only as an all-wheel-drive model, but a rear-drive variant is possible. Trending in Canada PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

first_img Volkswagen’s luxury brand Audi is recalling its first all-electric vehicle due to the risk of a battery fire.The company issued a voluntary recall of approximately 540 E-Tron SUV models sold in the U.S. because of a risk that moisture can seep into the battery cell through a wiring harness glitch, spokesman Mark Dahncke said.The company isn’t aware of any fires or injuries because of the flaw, which affects a total of 1,644 models, he said. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS RELATED TAGSAudiE-tronSUVElectricLuxuryElectric VehiclesLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles Trending in Canada advertisement Trending Videos Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 The 2019 Audi e-Tron, the luxury automaker’s first fully electric series-production model, will be in Canadian showrooms in the spring and pricing starts in the $90,000 neighbourhood.  Audi Canada See More Videos Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Audi said it’s offering E-Tron owners loaner vehicles and an $800 cash card to cover gas or incidentals during the recall period, as well as free roadside assistance. There are still E-Trons unaffected by the recall available for sale, it said. The E-Tron, which went on sale in the U.S. in April, is Audi’s first fully-electric car and one in a wave of contenders from traditional automakers looking to challenge Tesla’s dominance of the segment.While electric vehicles are no more prone to accidents or fires than gasoline-powered cars – and might be less so, according the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – the lithium-ion battery technology that powers them is still evolving, and there is no consensus on safe system design.Audi said there have been five instances globally where a battery fault light turned on because of the moisture issue. It began contacting E-Tron owners in the U.S. last week, prior to a warning from federal safety regulators, and should have a repair available by August.“We are applying an abundance of caution as no such incidents have been reported globally,” the company said in a statement. ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

first_img Published: Jan. 27, 2004 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Editors: A complete schedule of events is available at http://www.bsa.U4l.com/ . Spike Lee, independent film director, actor, writer and producer, will give a special guest lecture at the University of Colorado at Boulder in honor of Black Awareness Month on Wednesday, Feb. 4, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Macky Auditorium. A special showing of “Get on the Bus,” Lee’s film about a group of men headed for the historic Million Man March, will be held prior to the lecture from noon to 2 p.m. in Willard Hall, room 24. Lee’s presentation is sponsored by the Cultural Events Board. Students can obtain two free tickets to the event with their Buff OneCards. Tickets for faculty, staff and community members are $10 each. All tickets can be picked up at the UMC Connection, located on the first floor of the University Memorial Center. According to Jamal Ward, coordinator for CU-Boulder Black Awareness Month, the events are aimed at involving university and community members in activities that expand their understanding of African American life and history. “This year’s theme, ‘Enduring the Struggle,’ reflects students’ continuing efforts to realize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream to overcome racial marginalization, or inequalities, in American society,” Ward said. Additional highlights of Black Awareness Month activities include “The Promised Land,” a three-part film series that retraces the migration of rural African Americans from the segregated South to Chicago, showing Feb. 11, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25 from noon to 2 p.m. in Willard Hall, room 24. Also featured will be “The Migration of African Americans to Colorado,” a public lecture by Professor George Junne of the ethnic studies department, Feb. 17 from noon to 2 p.m. in the UMC, room 235. Other events include: ß “What’s Wrong with the Way Things Are?” an Interactive Theater Project performance, Feb. 11, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Dennis Small Cultural Center, UMC, room 457 ß “Muhammad Ali: the Greatest” feature film, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. in Muenzinger Psychology Auditorium, room E050 ß Gospel Extravaganza, Feb. 15, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom ß Chef Willie Bradley’s Soul Food Dinner, Feb. 27, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Sewell Dining Hall. Tickets are $11.50 for adults, $6.50 for children ages 6-12 and free for children under 6. Black Awareness Month calendars are available at the University Memorial Center information desk, the Black Student Alliance office, the UMC room 362 and the Cultural Unity Center in Willard Administrative Center, room 118. The calendar, along with updates, also is available on the Web at http://www.bsa.U4l.com/. All activities are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact Jamal Ward at (303) 492-2168.last_img read more

first_imgRelatedSLB Launches Outreach Programme for Western Jamaica RelatedPATH Students Will Continue To Receive Free Lunches Advertisements Story HighlightsThe National Council on Education has reviewed all submissions on the Jamaica Teaching Council (JTC) Bill and the 1980 Code of Regulations.The Minister noted that revised versions of the Education Regulations (2014) and JTC Bill will be prepared and carried through the legislative process.The Jamaica Teaching Council Bill seeks to provide for the establishment of a governing body for the teaching profession. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img The National Council on Education has reviewed all submissions on the Jamaica Teaching Council (JTC) Bill and the 1980 Code of Regulations.“They have canvassed and taken into account everybody’s point of view, and I am pleased to tell you that I have received final report on both issues,” Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, told the House of Representatives on Wednesday, May 7.Making his contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate, the Minister noted that revised versions of the Education Regulations (2014) and JTC Bill will be prepared and carried through the legislative process.The Jamaica Teaching Council Bill seeks to provide for the establishment of a governing body for the teaching profession, and institute a regime for the licensing and registration of all government paid teachers.It also gives legal powers to the Council to immediately suspend and cancel the registration of a teacher, who is charged for what is deemed a disqualifiable offence, which includes sexual offences, murder, pornography, robbery, and fraud.The body will also seek to encourage excellence and improve marginal performance, wherever it exists. RelatedGreater Safeguard of Children’s Welfare Urged Submissions on JTC Bill Reviewed EducationMay 7, 2014Written by: Latonya Lintonlast_img read more