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first_imgTechnology 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 Advertisementscenter_img 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 Gordonlast_img read more

first_img Top Searches Top Searches Adams County Common Pleas CourtTreaSchool ‘A Book of Matches’ author makes return to Adams CountyHawkins returns to strong local support at libraries in West Union, PeeblesJanuary 2, 2020Mark CarpenterNews, Top Stories0 Powered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Mama’s Deviled EggsNOW PLAYINGBest Carrot Cake EverNOW PLAYINGApple Pie BitesNOW PLAYINGApple Pie Bites With Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersNOW PLAYINGCream Cheese Cake Mix CookiesNOW PLAYING5 Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Meatball Appetizer RecipesNOW PLAYINGOld Fashioned Soft and Buttery Yeast RollsNOW PLAYINGSweet Alabama PecanbreadNOW PLAYINGHow to Slice & Mince Vegetables Like a ProNOW PLAYINGHow to Knead DoughNOW PLAYINGHow to Use a Meat ThermometerNOW PLAYINGHow to Quarter a ChickenNOW PLAYINGSlow Cooker/Crock Pot HintsNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Garbage DisposalsNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Stainless Steel SinksNOW PLAYINGHow to Melt and Soften ButterNOW PLAYINGHow to Cook Scrambled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel TomatoesNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel Hard Boiled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Chill a Drink in 2 MinutesNOW PLAYINGHow to Chop an Onion PerfectlyNOW PLAYINGPerfect Bacon Every TimeNOW PLAYINGPumpkin Cream Cheese BarsNOW PLAYINGHomemade Caramel SauceNOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. By Austin Rust-The author of “A Book of Matches”, Robert E. Hawkins, made his return to Adams County with visits to the public libraries in West Union and Peebles from on Friday, Dec. 20, and Saturday, Dec. 21, respectively. At these events, the author signed and sold copies of his first printed work, a novel which retells the story of a shocking murder in Peebles, to crowds which included his family, friends, and former educators, all present to support his work, hear of its journey from first inspiration to the page, and learn of Hawkins’ plans for its future.Hawkins graduated from West Union High School in 1988. His formative years were spent in Adams County, which he affectionately refers to as his “stomping grounds”, where he was encouraged from an early age by family, friends, and educators to pursue a career in music. Hawkins wrote his first songs while still a student in high school, and after graduation, he became a successful musician in Nashville, Tennessee, where he has been able to record over the course of his career with numerous high-profile celebrities, musicians, and stars of all genres.“A Book of Matches”, Hawkins’ first novel, recalls the life of Oliver Elliott (or “Zeke”) Stayner, his grandfather, who was born Sept. 22, 1918. It details his legacy, noting graduation from Peebles High School, service in the Army Air Corps, marriage to his wife Edith, and becoming a successful business owner in Peebles, all to his untimely end, when he was murdered at age 31.“A Book of Matches” revisits the cold, dreary night of Monday, Nov. 28, 1949, when in a characteristic act of charity, Zeke Stayner left his home to help a young couple stopped near the road with their car, taking the household’s only flashlight with him. His wife Edith came to look for him with a book of matches, striking them to light her way in the darkness, and found that her husband had been “.brutally slain”. The novel champions Hawkins’ grandmother and her two daughters, Susan and Dottie Stayner, who found the strength to move forward from this tragedy.The novel was made available Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Jesse Stuart Foundation Bookstore in Ashland, Ky., where it sold out twice in its first week of publication, with online orders received from Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and even Australia. Local support for the novel was strong from the start, with standby stores and services such as Blake’s Pharmacy in Peebles and West Union, the Hallmark Store, and McNeilan’s Trash Removal asking to carry the book.At the author visit held at the West Union Public Library, Hawkins signed and sold copies of the novel to eager visitors, excited at the chance to catch up with him and hear the news of his first novel. Hawkins thanked everyone in attendance for their support, and noted that due to the novel’s instant success, and its impact, he plans to pitch the story as a movie.“I feel that the story is very compelling, and already, it has impacted people in ways I couldn’t even imagine,” Hawkins explained. “I feel that as a period piece, or historical piece, with all of the ramifications that came about from the case, it would bring new life to the story, if it were made into a movie. My wife has thought from the very beginning that it should be one.”Hawkins made note of the large crowd gathered to support his work, saying “to see this kind of support on a Friday, to have former teachers, people that I went to church with, folks that are here from the Adams County Historical Society, and family (here to catch up). This is our story. This is something that in Adams County – it was one of the biggest things that ever happened. I feel like this story still reverberates (in Adams County) today; the residue of the story is still here.” PreviousEither way was good for meNextTry not to consider it goodbye Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancelcenter_img The author of “A Book of Matches”, Robert E. Hawkins, right, made his return to Adams County with visits to the public libraries in West Union and Peebles from on Friday, Dec. 20, and Saturday, Dec. 21, respectively. (Photo by Austin Rust) HomeNews‘A Book of Matches’ author makes return to Adams County last_img read more

first_imgDAYTONA 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.last_img read more

first_imgThe 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.comUndolast_img read more