first_imgRelatedWigton Windfarm Developing High Tech Training in Jamaica Wigton Windfarm Developing High Tech Training in Jamaica TechnologyOctober 7, 2011 RelatedWigton Windfarm Developing High Tech Training in Jamaica Advertisementscenter_img RelatedWigton Windfarm Developing High Tech Training in Jamaica FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Over the next 3 years, the Wigton Windfarm Limited (Wigton) is hoping to transform its Resource Centre into a high tech training facility for renewable energy, with the aim of developing local capacity and expertise in the industry. Currently, the Resource Centre is outfitted with multimedia capability, electronic workstations and a wind energy poster series. However,plans are afoot to expand the offerings of the facility to include physical demonstration models and industrial renewable energy apparatus in a practical laboratory setting.   During the past six months a number of university students and professionals in the energy sector have benefited from the training interventions offered at the Resource Centre. In February, over 30 persons from local universities, utility and energy companies participated in a renewable energy workshop (wind seminar) delivered by Vestas. In July, Wigton collaborated with the University of the West Indies, the Scientific Research Council and Alternative Power Sources to offer a 3-week certificate course in Alternative Energy. The third module of the course ‘Large-scale Wind, Solar and Bio-Diesel: Design Installation, Operation and Maintenance’ was hosted at Wigton’s Resource Centre. Wigton intends to build on this initiative, by forging greater collaboration with more manufacturers and experts to deliver workshops, seminars and specialized training courses. The Wigton Resource Centre was conceived as part of the Wigton Phase II 18 megawatts(MW) expansion project which was completed in December 2010 and 100% debt financed from the PetroCaribe Development Fund. The main objectives of the Resource Centre are to: ·        Facilitate renewable energy technology transfer to the Jamaican entrepreneur and scientific community. ·        Promote green energy education, including wind farm operations to local and overseas visitors, schools up to grade 11 and interested persons in the energy sector. ·        Collaborate with tertiary level institutions in the delivery of curriculum associated with renewable energy, including hands on training. Revenue streams to cover the cost of operating the centre will be generated from grant funding, tours by overseas guests, seminar deliveries as well as certification courses through tertiary institutions. Wigton Windfarm Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ). It presently owns and operates a 38.7 MW wind farm complex in Manchester which represents 4.5% of generating capacity installed on the grid and 2.6 % of electricity generation.last_img read more

first_imgRelatedDisabled Youths want Increased Access to Tertiary Training and Jobs FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Youth leaders from the disabled community are clamoring for greater access to tertiary-level training and employment opportunities, as they struggle to gain equality with their able-bodied peers. The youths voiced their concerns to Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, and United States Ambassador to Jamaica, Her Excellency Pamela Bridgewater, among other stakeholders, during a roundtable discussion hosted at the US Embassy in Kingston on Friday (April 20), in observance of Global Youth Service Day. Miss Deaf International, Cassandra Whyte, who communicated through an interpreter, noted that most young people in the deaf community are marginalised and discriminated against because of their disability. She said one of their main areas of concern is tertiary level education, as local institutions do not have the proper facilities or programmes in place to make learning accessible to them. “It is very hard to get education for the deaf community. Many of them, they are ready and they are qualified, they have their CXCs, but Jamaican universities are just not accepting them,” she said, noting that many have to go abroad to study. “What I want is for the deaf to stay in Jamaica and be creative here. I want the universities to be open to us, so we can study and get our degrees,” she said. Miss Whyte, who is a social worker at the Jamaica Association for the Deaf, said employment opportunities for members of the deaf community are also limited. “Many persons have their qualifications, but they just have to sitting there waiting and we have many deaf people who are very skilled and they are ready to work, but when they go to these companies, the bosses say ‘no we can’t accept you, because you are deaf’,” she informed. Delegate of the National Youth Council, Shanna Parkes, who is visually impaired, echoed the sentiments of Miss Whyte, noting that young people from the disabled community experience discrimination “everyday”. Miss Parkes noted that parents are often to be blamed for their children receiving little or no education, as many of them are embarrassed that they have a disabled child and so they lock them away at home instead of sending them out to school. “There are disabled children, who reach the age of 20 and they have never been taught,” she remarked. In response, Miss Hanna said the Ministry, through the National Council for Youth Development (NCYD) and its various other agencies, will be working to address the issues affecting the youth in the disabled community. Among the initiatives is expanding the Auto-Skills learning programme to reach more young people, who are physically challenged. Auto-Skills is a computer software, which provides users with an individualised, highly effective and scalable literacy intervention solution. It is designed to help struggling students of all ages, skills and abilities, to master the fundamentals of reading. “This is an initiative that we can definitely roll out at all the YICs (Youth Information Centres) overtime,” said NCYD Executive Director, Roberta Ellis. “So, it’s just getting the equipment, getting the software, and having it in all the youth information centres, so both attached and unattached young people, including the disabled, can have access,” she stated. A group of some 25 young people from various communities throughout Kingston and St. Andrew and St. Catherine participated in the roundtable discussion, which focused on the work of the youth in their communities, their achievements, and the challenges they face; and policy issues related to marginalised youth, unemployment, and youth inclusion in planning. The discussion was facilitated by President of the National Youth Council, Ryan Small and Youth Ambassador, Paul McFarlane. Some of the suggestions, which arose from the discussions included: additional funding for young entrepreneurs; further incentives for employers willing to employ members of the disabled community; mentorship programmes with students helping other students to learn; parenting workshops; and more community volunteerism among young people; more programmes focusing on positive values and moral in young people; and the integration of youth programmes in order to maximise results and save money. Global Youth Service Day is an annual campaign that celebrates and mobilises young people across the world, who want to improve their communities through service and service-learning. Advertisements RelatedDisabled Youths want Increased Access to Tertiary Training and Jobs By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker, JIS Reporter RelatedDisabled Youths want Increased Access to Tertiary Training and Jobs Disabled Youths want Increased Access to Tertiary Training and Jobs CultureApril 24, 2012last_img read more

first_imgFlorida Governor Charlie Crist Makes Appearance at UWF Argo Rally Photo by Ron Besser Sharecenter_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – Florida Governor Charlie Crist made an appearance at the 2010 University of West Florida Argo Rally hosted by the UWF Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at The Fish House in Pensacola on Thursday evening.  Crist briefly addressed the fans, boosters and other supporters in attendance and posed for photos with UWF athletics and coaching staff.The Argo Rally served as a kick-off to the 2010-11 season for the 13 varsity athletic teams at UWF.  The event included three speakers, starting with Pensacola Sports Association Executive Director Ray Palmer.  UWF President Judith Bense followed, and Athletic Director Dave Scott finished the program by introducing all 11 head coaches.  After Crist arrived, he appeared on stage and briefly addressed the crowd, praising the universities in the state of Florida as some of the best in the country.The Argonauts will officially start the fall season on Thursday, September 2, as the UWF men’s soccer team visits Spring Hill for a 5:00 p.m. match.  The West Florida cross country, women’s soccer and volleyball teams will also be in action that first weekend, including home events for women’s soccer and volleyball.Complete schedules and more information about UWF Athletics can be found online at www.GoArgos.com.ARGO RALLY PHOTO GALLERYPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

first_imgAdChoices广告Kepa Arrizabalaga, who became the world’s most expensive keeper when he signed for £72m in August 2018, was dropped by boss Frank Lampard last season, with Willy Caballero stepping in.Lampard has since been widely tipped to bring in another keeper. See also:Ampadu keen to prove a point during Sheffield United loan spellPropper among four Brighton players expected to miss Chelsea gameLampard insists Chelsea youngsters ‘will definitely be involved’Lampard: Silva can be Chelsea leader like TerryLampard hits back at reports Chelsea may sell Kante Embed from Getty Imagescenter_img Edouard Mendy has missed training and been left out of the Rennes squad for Sunday’s Ligue 1 match against Nimes.Chelsea are in talks to bring the 28-year-old goalkeeper to Stamford Bridge.French television station TVR showed footage of Mendy leaving training on Friday alongside his agent as the two clubs looked to agree a fee.last_img read more

first_imgPowered by WPeMatico Related ABC/Byron Cohen(MALIBU, CA) — Back in the ’70s and ’80s, ABC aired Battle of the Network Stars, which pitted TV stars against one another in a variety of fun head-to-head games like Tug of War, Obstacle Course and Dunk Tank.  Well, since everything else is coming back — from Roseanne to Twin Peaks to American Idol — ABC is bringing the battle back, too.Starting June 29, 100 stars from 14 different TV and cable networks will face off against one another at the site of the original series: Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. This time around, there are 20 teams competing against each other in separate episodes. The stars on each team have been grouped by theme: TV Kids, Cops, Lawyers, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, White House, TV sitcoms and more.  Some of them are veterans of the original Battle of the Network Stars, which ran for 13 years on ABC starting in 1976.The stars taking part are alumni of both current shows and classics, including Modern Family, Scandal, Melrose Place, Beverly Hills, 90210, The Goldbergs, How to Get Away with Murder, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Incredible Hulk, The West Wing, Dallas, CHiPs, Law & Order and many more.Here’s a rundown of which teams will compete against each other, and who’s on each team:TV Sitcoms — Bronson Pinchot, Tom Arnold, Dave Coulier, AJ Michalka, Tracey Goldvs.TV Kids — Joey Lawrence, Corbin Bleu, Nolan Gould, Lisa Whelchel, Kim FieldsPrimetime Soaps — Ian Ziering, Josh Henderson, Gabrielle Carteris, Donna Mills, Mischa Bartonvs.ABC Stars — Olivia d’Abo, Shari Belafonte, Michael Fishman, Jason Hervey, Anson WilliamsVariety — Joanna Krupa, Nick Lachey, Vanessa Lachey, Gilles Marini, Jack Osbournevs.TV Sex Symbols — Keegan Allen, Traci Bingham, Rosa Blasi, Brant Daugherty, Galen GeringCops — Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Kelly Hu, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Lorenzo Lamasvs. TV Sitcoms — Todd Bridges, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Dave Foley, Willie Garson, Jenna von OyWhite House — Cornelius Smith Jr., Marlee Matlin, Joshua Malina, LaMonica Garrett, Mary McCormackvs.Lawyers — Elisabeth Rohm, Corbin Bernsen, Matt McGorry, Romi Dias, Catherine BellTV Moms & Dads — Chad Lowe, *Greg Evigan, Ted McGinley, Lesley Fera, Jackee Harryvs.TV Kids — Jimmie Walker, Mackenzie Phillips, Jonathan Lipnicki, Krista Marie Yu, Jeremy MillerFamous TV Families — Danny Bonaduce, Barry Williams, Beverley Mitchell, Willie Aames, Charlene Tiltonvs.Doctors — Thomas Calabro, Taye Diggs, Rachelle Lefevre, *Deidre Hall, Benjamin HollingsworthTroublemakers — Vivica A. Fox, Paul Johansson, John Barrowman, Julie Benz, Catherine Bachvs.TV Lifeguards — (David Chokachi, Brande Roderick, Parker Stevenson, Nicole Eggert, Gena Lee NolinABC Stars — Ted Lange, Troy Gentile, Jill Whelan, Denise Richards, Joely Fishervs.Variety — Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, Adrienne Houghton, Cameron Mathison, Kelly OsbourneCops — Marisol Nichols, Roma Maffia, Adrian Zmed, Fred Dryer, Ryan Paeveyvs.Sci-Fi Fantasy — Lou Ferrigno, Vinnie Jones, Charisma Carpenter, Kevin Sorbo, Jill WagnerCopyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgPowered by WPeMatico Theo Wargo/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Since wrapping seven seasons as Don Draper on Mad Men in 2015, Jon Hamm has been on the hunt for new adventures. He found one with his role in the new film, Beirut.Hamm has been earning rave reviews for his portrayal of grief-stricken former U.S. diplomat Mason Skiles, who’s tasked by the CIA to negotiate for the life of an old friend who’s been taken captive in war-torn Beirut.“It’s an adventure,” Hamm told ABC Radio at the film’s NYC premiere. “And that’s really what was the most exciting about this for me, was like, ‘Oh, we get to go on an adventure — and at the end of it we’re gonna have a really cool story to tell.’”After thoroughly embodying the 1960s for Mad Men, Hamm welcomed the chance to delve into the ‘70s and ‘80s for Beirut. He says the latter time period resonated with him a lot more, since he was alive then to experience it.“It was a real kind of exciting thing to be playing a part of history that I’m connected to in some way,” he said.Hamm also learned a thing or two from playing a master negotiator opposite Rosamund Pike and Dean Norris.“I’m horribly unconvincing normally, but I will say that one of the big lessons of going through this story and learning about these guys is that face-to-face communication is the most important,” said Hamm, adding that the themes of connecting with people on a human level — beyond religion, race, gender or age — is what allows Beirut, set in a time 40 years earlier, to still resonate today.Beirut is in theaters now.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Relatedlast_img read more