Eduvision 2009 for Mobay, Nov 23-24

first_imgEduvision 2009 for Mobay, Nov 23-24 EducationNovember 5, 2009 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Educators, administrators, tertiary students and a host of other players in the education sector will explore a broad range of issues at Eduvision 2009, at the Rose Hall Resort and Spa, Montego Bay St. James, November 23 to 24.Eduvision 2009, the fourth biennial international conference and exposition on technology in education and training, will focus on the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in improving education and training, health, wellness and agriculture.Participants will also include decision-makers, policy-makers, researchers and academics.The conference will explore a range of multi-disciplinary approaches that will provide the more than 500 participants with the know-how to work smarter and more efficiently; to network with leading researchers, industry experts and peers; to discuss new dimensions in teaching and training; and to hear local, regional and international presenters on a variety of topics.Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Audrey Sewell (right), speaking with Assistant Chief Education Officer in the Tertiary Unit at the Ministry and Eduvision Conference Chair, Philbert Dhyll, at the launch of Eduvision 2009 at the Ministry of Education, Heroes Circle, Kingston Wednesday (November 4).Addressing the launch of Eduvision 2009, at the Ministry of Education, Heroes’ Circle, Kingston on Wednesday (November 4), Permanent Secretary, Audrey Sewell, said that information and communication technologies have become engines of social and economic growth, globally.“Over the past two decades, the development of the ICT sector has transformed lives in Jamaica in many ways, with the introduction and spread in the use of mobile phones, personal computers and the Internet, dramatic expansion in the number and range of telecommunications and broadcast media providers, as well as the growth of applications of ICTs in businesses, schools and homes,” she said.She also noted that the Vision 2030 Jamaica developmental plan envisions that the ICT sector will play an essential role in the country’s transformation over the next 20 years.Mrs. Sewell said the Ministry of Education recognises the importance of the conference in seeking to adopt and promote new approaches to ICT, education and training, hence creating a shift in thinking across sectors.Representatives of the partners for the Eduvision 2009 conference at Wednesday’s (Nov 4) launch at the Ministry of Education are (from left): Chief Executive Officer and Project Manager of e-Learning Jamaica, Avril Crawford; Assistant Chief Education Officer in the Tertiary Unit at the Ministry and Eduvision Conference Chair, Philbert Dhyll; Advisor for Communication and Information in the UNESCO Kingston office, Isidro Fernandez-Aballi; Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Audrey Sewell; Senior Lecturer/Former Head of the Institute of Education, Dr. Halden Morris; and Director of Projects and Partnerships at the HEART Trust/ NTA, Elizabeth Terry.Assistant Chief Education Officer in the Tertiary Unit at the Ministry, and Eduvision Conference Chair, Philbert Dhyll, said that the forum recognises the fact that traditional approaches to education are becoming obsolete.“The decision to host an international conference was to ensure that educators, technology professionals and practitioners keep abreast of trends and innovations in the fields of education, training and technology in education,” he stated.The conference, which is being staged under the theme ‘Technology in Education and Training for Development Goals’, is being hosted by the Ministry of Education, in partnership with the Institute of Education at the University of the West Indies (UWI), the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), the Department of Information and Communication, e-Learning Jamaica and ICT4D Jamaica.Eduvision 2009 will cover areas such as: ICT in education and training and professional development; technology in health and wellness culture; technology for food security and economic development, with a wide array of sub-topics.The conference has been endorsed by Senior Lecturer/Former Head of the Institute of Education, Dr. Halden Morris; President of the JTA, Michael Stewart; Director of Technology, Department of Information and Telecommunications in the Office of the Prime Minister, Gary Campbell; Chief Executive Officer and Project Manager of e-Learning Jamaica, Avril Crawford; Programme and Information Network Co-ordinator of ICT4D Jamaica, Melody Palmer; and Advisor for Communication and Information in UNESCO’s Kingston office, Isidro Fernandez-Aballi. RelatedEduvision 2009 for Mobay, Nov 23-24 Advertisementscenter_img RelatedEduvision 2009 for Mobay, Nov 23-24 RelatedEduvision 2009 for Mobay, Nov 23-24last_img read more

ICT Conference to Empower Persons with Disabilities

first_imgICT Conference to Empower Persons with Disabilities TechnologyNovember 28, 2013Written by: Rodger Hutchinson Story HighlightsOne of the challenges faced by persons with disabilities is that they are often marginalized and left out of the general workforce because of their disability.A special workshop will be convened at the Conference, under the theme: ‘ICT Empowering Persons with Disabilities’. Ministers from the Caribbean as well as some major industry players will be making presentations during the workshops. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedRegional ICT Conference to Provide Opportunity for Industry Players RelatedGovernment Establishes 160 ICT Centres Across Jamaica ICT Conference to Empower Persons with DisabilitiesJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlaycenter_img RelatedGov’t Targets 30 per cent Reduction in Electricity Cost by 2016 Technologies, that assist persons with disabilities, are among the key topics for discussion at a special seminar during the Caribbean Telecommunications Union/Information and Communications Technology (CTU/ICT) Week – Jamaica Conference, scheduled for December 2 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.This was disclosed by Minister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson, at a JIS ‘Think Tank’, on November 27.The State Minister said that one of the challenges faced by persons with disabilities is that they are often marginalized and left out of the general workforce because of their disability.He said it is for this reason that a special workshop will be convened at the Conference, under the theme: ‘ICT Empowering Persons with Disabilities’. This will focus on three key areas – ‘ICT Accessibility in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’; ‘Implementing Accessibility Policies in key areas of Technology, Applications and Services’; and ‘Benefits for Persons With Disabilities’.This workshop, to be held on Thursday, December 5, will also host a panel discussion which will specifically examine ‘Accessible Mobile Telephony’, ‘Accessible Television’, ‘Relay Services’ and ‘Accessible Web Services’ for persons with disabilities.Mr. Robinson highlighted that the Government was already making strides in that direction and that a project, led by President of the Senate,  Mr. Floyd Morris, one of the strongest advocates for disabled persons, was already being planned.“What we’re trying to see is how we can use the technology to facilitate persons with disabilities having access to work opportunities,” the State Minister told JIS News.“If they don’t have the tools, they can’t do anything. There’s also going to be a demonstration of how technologies can assist persons with disabilities and they’ll include the Braille input devices and the Screen output system to read screen texts, to assist blind persons,” he noted.Mr. Robinson said that the five-day conference would not be ordinary, and that Ministers of government from across the Caribbean as well as some major industry players will be making presentations during the workshops.The conference will be addressed by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller; Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, and President of the CTU, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, and Secretary General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Dr. Hamadoun Touré. Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of State in the Ministry of Science Technology, Energy and Mining (MSTEM), Hon. Julian Robinson, addresses a JIS Think Tank on the upcoming regional Information Communication Technology (ICT) conference, at the Agency’s head office in Kingston on Wednesday, November 27. Advertisementslast_img read more

Citi looks to sell $193M in defaulted loans on Ron Perelman’s buildings

first_imgRon Perelman with 27-33, 35 and 41 East 62nd Street (Getty; Google Maps)Last year, billionaire Ron Perelman — troubled by since-resolved debt from Revlon and a tumbling net worth — sought to “clean house and simplify.”That kicked off a sale of his assets, including artwork, one of his three Gulfstream jets and several high-priced homes, with some proceeds intended to pay down debt he had personally guaranteed.Now, one of Perelman’s lenders is moving to sell defaulted loans with a balance of $193 million, The Real Deal has learned.A Cushman & Wakefield capital markets team is marketing the Citibank notes secured by three of Perelman’s adjacent properties on East 62nd Street, including his duplex residence. The brokerage and Citibank both declined to comment on the sale.A spokesperson for Perelman’s investment firm, MacAndrews & Forbes, said the issue is related to “appraisals that were done in June 2020 during the pandemic,” adding that, “we are in a commercial dispute over certain terms of our bank agreements and the use of flawed appraisals.”ADVERTISEMENTThe three-mixed use buildings at 27-33, 35 and 41 East 62nd Street total 106,000 square feet and are subject to a master lease. The properties include Perelman’s sprawling duplex penthouse; a restaurant, Fleming, which he opened in 2018; and MacAndrews & Forbes’ offices.The loans, which mature on Aug. 31, 2023, are backed by “sponsorships’ guarantees,” which the marketing materials for the “East 62nd Street Townhouse Collection” say can only be accessed after signing a confidentiality agreement. The notes can be purchased individually or collectively.Perelman’s art and antiques do not serve as collateral for the loan, according to earlier mortgage documents.Perelman acquired the three properties over several decades. The 10-story building at 27-33 East 62nd Street was previously an apartment building that Perelman eventually converted to mixed-use. He paid $120 million for the property in 2014, and took out a $110 million loan in 2018 that included $41 million in new financing. The building is responsible for approximately $103 million of the outstanding debt.No. 35 is a six-story property that’s home to the offices of MacAndrews & Forbes. Perelman bought this building in 1989, and it accounts for approximately $52 million in outstanding debt. The final property, No. 41, is responsible for just under $38 million in debt.Perelman’s businesses have been negatively affected by the pandemic, leading to the shedding of his personal and professional assets.“I have been very public about my intention to reduce leverage, streamline operations, sell some assets and convert those assets to cash in order to seek new investment opportunities and that is exactly what we are doing,” he said in a statement last year.Those assets include two properties on East 63rd Street, which are being marketed by Serena Boardman of Sotheby’s International Realty. Perelman was reportedly seeking $65 million for the larger of the two buildings, and $10 million for the other. Boardman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Last fall, he was also reportedly seeking a buyer for “The Creeks,” a 57-acre estate in East Hampton, via a whisper listing for $180 million. Perelman’s spokesperson denies the property was ever for sale.last_img read more

CMJ Music Marathon Initial Lineup Released

first_imgThe 5 day CMJ Music Marathon hosts several greats and amateurs in the music industry, and it also hosts one of the largest music “festivals” per se promoting several different shows throughout New York City. The initial lineup showcases local bands and DJs in NYC, most up and coming.The CMJ Music Marathon is a part of the CMJ Music Conference which brings in panels of everyone from music writers to musicians themselves to talk about the innovations of the music industry as well as issues within the industry that need to be addressed.Below is the gargantuan (initial) lineup:The Dismemberment PlanSavagesThe NeighbourhoodMenomenaHelio SequenceLee Fields And The ExpressionsThe Long WintersNick WaterhouseWoodkidASTRBetty WhoDIANAEmpress OfFuck ButtonsGlasserGodfleshHAERTSHalf Moon RunHuntersJMSNKevin DrewLovelifeObitsQuadronSaul WilliamsSpeedy OrtizThe GriswoldsBad SunsBall Park MusicBlack City LightsBear MountainBig Black DeltaBlack Light Dinner PartyBLK KathyBored NothingCalvin LoveCardiknoxCaught A GhostChrome SparksCity RiotsCloak OxContinuumCourtney BarnettDan CrollDeep CottonDeep Dark WoodsDiane BirchDorine LevyDune RatsDuologueDustedEjectaEleanor FriedbergerElectric Wire HustleElizabeth RoseElle KingElliot and The GhostEmperorsEnola FallEx-CultFirehorseFrontier RuckusGEMSGeoffrey O’ConnorGhost WaveGinger And The GhostGosslingGrizfolkGus + ScoutHopspinIn The Valley BelowINVSNJacco GardnerJBMJessy LanzaJettaJohn MurryJulia EasterlinJuly TalkJunior PromKid KarateKill It KidKing DudeLandshapesLarry GusLawrence RothmanLe TroubleLee BannonLittle DaylightLindi OrtegaMagic ManMarc KinchenMarijuana DeathsquadsMisunMoonstoneNicole Mercedes and the AffairNight DriveNONONONorth HighlandsOh MercyOkta LogueOptic Yellow FeltOrgoneP.O.S.Panama WeddingPeachpitPelicanPeople Get ReadyPictureplanePonyboyPool CosbyRATKINGREPTILESReuben and the DarkRoyal BangsSaint RichSheppardShigetoSir SlySlim TwigSquadStill CornersStory of the Running WolfStrange TalkStreets of LaredoTEENThe ApronsThe DeltaRiggsThe History of Apple PieThe NovocainesThe PreaturesThem SwoopsTiny RuinsTouch SensitiveTremor LowTV GhostU.S. GirlsVadoinmessicoWETWill StrattonWilsenWorld’s End PressYamantaka // Sonic Titanlast_img read more

Cricket: Kohli’s ‘mic drop’ adds ‘spice’ to the Test series, says captain Joe Root

first_imgAdvertisement e98NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsbu1sjmWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ex7x7( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7lh6Would you ever consider trying this?😱a1n0Can your students do this? 🌚2olRoller skating! Powered by Firework Indian leader Virat Kohli mocked at Joe Root’s ‘mic drop’ celebration with his own version of the gesture but the English captain took it very sportingly as he replied, ” it adds to the spectacle of the Test Cricket.”Advertisement After adding 100 plus runs with Jonny Bairstow on the opening day of the first Test, Kohli’s direct throw from the mid-wicket found the England captain Joe Root short of the crease.Advertisement “I did not see it in the middle. Saw it last night after day’s play. It adds to the whole spectacle of the Test cricket. Gives a bit of humour to it. It also makes it for a very entertaining series. Let’s see how things pan out over the course of the five Tests,” Root told Sky Sports ahead of Day 2.He further added, “It was a human error. It happens, unfortunately. You hear a call and you trust your mate. It happens. I could have easily said no (to the second run) as well. No hard feelings there. Kohli replied to Joe Root’s dramatic celebration by an animated ‘mic drop’ gesture which has majorly boosted the Test series.Advertisement  Also Read :England vs. India: 1st Test Day 1 Review- Late collapse ensures pole position for IndiaCricket: Twitter reacts as Captain Kohli scores a magnificent century vs England Advertisementlast_img read more

India vs Australia 2nd ODI Preview: India look to continue their dominance over Aussies

first_imgAdvertisement wo619NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs43s2u9zWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ed6( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7kxWould you ever consider trying this?😱yb1oCan your students do this? 🌚bofz3Roller skating! Powered by Firework After registering an emphatic win in the first ODI at Hyderabad, India will look to continue the momentum when they take on Australia in the second ODI in Nagpur. Following the T20I series loss, the Virat Kohli led- team ticked all the boxes to thrash Australia by six wickets in the series opener on Saturday. The team chased down a moderate total of 237, thanks to the efforts of MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav both of who struck 50s and were involved in a mammoth 141-run fifth wicket stand.Advertisement The two teams are still looking to fix their squads for the ICC World Cup and Nagpur could witness a heavily rotated playing XI from both the sides.The second ODI is scheduled to be played in Nagpur on March 5.India could look to give KL Rahul a go at top of the order replacing Shikhar Dhawan who did not get runs in the first face-off. In the bowling department, Kuldeep Yadav is expected to retain his place in the XI, having snapped up two wickets for 46 in the first match. There could be a flip between Ravindra Jadeja and Yuzvendra Chahal for the second spinner’s spot.  The Indian team management may also look to give Rishabh Pant a chance and the flamboyant batsman could replace Ambati Rayadu at number 4. Other selections are straightforward.Advertisement In the opposite camp, Aaron  Finch, who had scores of 0 and 8 in the T20 series, continued his bad run in the first ODI, will be hoping to get some runs under his belt on Tuesday . Shaun Marsh, who has arguably been Australia’s most consistent ODI performer post the ball tampering scandal could walk in the XI in to replace Ashton Turner. Zampa’s show at Hyderabad would keep Nathan Lyon out. Australia could bring in Andrew Tye to support Zampa, ahead of Jason Behrendoff.Talking about the pitch, it is likely to be flat and might get slower as the game progresses while weather in Nagpur is likely to be clear during the match.Advertisement Teams (from):India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rishabh Pant, Siddarth Kaul, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja.Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), D’Arcy Short, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Usman Khawaja, Alex Carey, Peter Handscomb, Ashton Turner, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff, Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins, Andrew Tye, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Nathan Lyon. Also read:ICC wants to have a say in the running of the IPL Advertisementlast_img read more