Technology and Education Ministries to Sign MOU to Boost Animation Industry EducationJune 7, 2013 RelatedCorporate Jamaica Urged to Help Schools Establish Music Programmes RelatedEducation Ministry to Implement Policy for School-Aged Mothers Advertisements RelatedVeteran Educator to Receive PM’s Medal of Appreciation FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Ministries of Education and Science, Technology, Energy and Mining are to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to facilitate the identification of talent within local high schools that will support the development of the local Animation industry.The announcement was made by Minister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson, at a JIS ‘Think Tank’, held on June 6.[RELATED: Submit Entries by June 16 for Animation Competition]He said both Ministries are collaborating to further develop the business of animation among high school graduates, and enhance their skill level in the industry. “We are going to be signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) soon, because the business process outsources have informed us that persons coming out of the high school system are not at the required level, so more needs to be done to boost their creativeness,” Mr. Robinson said.He pointed out that the Ministry will be providing the appropriate training and expertise, so that such persons can tap into the animation industry, effectively. The Minister said that Jamaica is poised to develop a lucrative animation industry, which will present significant opportunities for job creation and foreign exchange earnings, but there are some hurdles or gaps in the development process, which require support from the Ministry to resolve.“We have an abundance of talent here, but there are gaps preventing us from converting them into businesses that can generate income. That we are seeking to change,” he said.One of the biggest challenges facing the industry, the State Minister said, is that persons have brilliant ideas, but cannot afford to leave their day jobs to invest the time and effort to translate their ideas into realities.“In essence, we have to provide the money, the business support and mentorship for such persons, so that their ideas can come to fruition,” he stressed.The State Minister said that the development of the animation industry is a general thrust by the Government to drive entrepreneurship in Jamaica, and expose talents, so that Jamaicans can be more marketable worldwide. He added that Jamaicans are talented in all respects, including animation, application, and software development, which can move the country in a positive direction.“We are going to build on the creativity that exists here in Jamaica, because our primary responsibility as an administration is to find ways to stimulate economic growth,” Mr. Robinson said.He noted that the industry is labour intensive, and requires a lot of work, but is confident that Jamaicans will capitalise on it if the right structures are put in place.The Kingston Animation Festival will be held from June 20 to 21 at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge, University of the West Indies, Mona campus.The festival, which is an initiative of the Technology Ministry, is being staged in partnership with the World Bank and the Government of Canada.Contact: Jeneva Gordon
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 12, 2018) – To celebrate the 2018 NASCAR Playoffs™, NASCAR®, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™ race teams in collaboration with the Race Team Alliance and Twitter have unveiled customized hashtags and emojis for all 16 drivers competing for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship™.For the first time, the Twitter hashtags and emojis will be displayed on the drivers’ race cars beginning with the NASCAR Playoffs kick-off race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sept. 16 (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).Playoff driver hashtags and emojis will also be available to Twitter users until each driver is eliminated from championship contention. In addition, fans can unlock the official NASCAR Playoffs emoji on Twitter by tweeting with #NASCARPlayoffs throughout the 10-week postseason.RELATED: See all the emojis“The Twitter hashtags and emojis have rallied fans around their favorite drivers during the most exciting time in our season,” said Jill Gregory, NASCAR executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “This year, we’re thrilled to work with Twitter and the race teams to bring this activation to life on the race cars for fans in attendance and those watching the NASCAR Playoffs on NBC and NBCSN.”NASCAR and the teams first worked with Twitter to introduce driver-specific hashtags and emojis in 2017 to elevate the NASCAR Playoffs social experience for fans. Several of the emojis were designed with input from the drivers themselves.“We’re thrilled to partner with NASCAR and the race teams who share Twitter’s passion for providing fans direct access to the drivers they love,” said Andrew Barge, Head of Sports Broadcast Partnerships at Twitter. “It’s a special program — NASCAR and the teams inviting fans to engage by literally extending the top 16 drivers’ Twitter accounts all the way to the track.”The 16 NASCAR Playoffs drivers will carry the Twitter hashtags and emojis on the front sides of their cars. Non-playoff drivers will display the Twitter bird and #NASCARPlayoffs.“The RTA is pleased that we were able to coordinate and deliver the Race Teams’ participation in this innovative and engaging playoff execution,” said Jonathan Marshall, Executive Director of the Race Team Alliance. “We’re looking forward to this being the first of a number of cooperative engagements with NASCAR and other partners.”The best and fastest way to join the NASCAR conversation and connect directly with the teams, drivers and fans during the NASCAR Playoffs is to Tweet with, and search for, #NASCARPlayoffs.
The agent of Everton attacker Henry Onyekuru has confirmed his client will be remaining on loan with Galatasaray after claims Valencia want the player. The Everton youngster recently joined the Turkish club on a season’s loan deal due to his continuing issues with getting a work permit in England.Milliyet have reported on comments William D’Avila made on the attacker: “Henry was wanted by a lot of clubs. Valencia was one of them. However, we decided on the transfer to Galatasaray. It’s too late for Valencia.”Yesterday we covered claims from Turkey that Valencia have approached Everton and asked for his deal with Galatasaray to be cancelled.However, Galatasaray have understandably said Onyekuru will be remaining with them after impressing during preseason.Embed from Getty ImagesDespite this, the Istanbul club would be open to a switch if Valencia pay them a big chunk of compensation. Galatasaray would also request Everton return the loan fee they paid for the Nigerian.Onyekuru joined Everton from Eupen last summer, but has still not made his debut for the Toffees due to work permit issues.NDby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a Beautiful City and Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Men In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoCNBC InternationalSingapore’s Freelancers Find New Income During the Coronavirus Pandemic.CNBC InternationalUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉（今晚試試）Keto减肥UndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndo