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Teachers Encouraged to Continue to Act As Positive Role Models for Students

first_img The Minister was speaking to students during his visit to the Haile Selassie High School, Payne Avenue in St. Andrew, on May 8. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, with oversight for the Education, Youth and Information Ministry, Hon. Karl Samuda, is encouraging the nation’s teachers to continue to act as positive role models for students. “Teachers are arguably the most important persons in your lives right now, and most of you spend more time with your teachers than some of you spend with your parents, so they are the ones moulding your character and helping you to get ahead in life,” Mr. Samuda said. Story Highlights Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, with oversight for the Education, Youth and Information Ministry, Hon. Karl Samuda, is encouraging the nation’s teachers to continue to act as positive role models for students.“Teachers are arguably the most important persons in your lives right now, and most of you spend more time with your teachers than some of you spend with your parents, so they are the ones moulding your character and helping you to get ahead in life,” Mr. Samuda said.The Minister was speaking to students during his visit to the Haile Selassie High School, Payne Avenue in St. Andrew, on May 8.Mr. Samuda’s visit to the institution was also used to celebrate Teachers’ Day, which forms part of activities to mark Education Week from May 5 to 11, under the theme ‘Empowering Educators: Retooling, Innovating, Networking for Sustainable Development’.The Minister commended the academic staff at the institution for helping to shape the lives of the children.“I want to take a moment to congratulate you. Those teachers that I have had an opportunity to meet and talk to on this little tour, it is clear that the commitment is there. You have the challenges before you, but you are facing them boldly and with commitment to make a difference,” he said.Mr. Samuda encouraged the students to have a vision of what they would like to be in life and work hard to achieve it.“You can’t go through life every day – getting up, having something to eat, put on your clothes, come to school and go back, play with your friends, go to sleep and do the same thing the following day – without pausing during the day to contemplate what it is you want out of life,” he said.“There should be no limit placed on the sense of who you are. Don’t believe that because you come from a humble home that you are going to die in a humble home… . It is not where you start; it is where you finish and the effort you put in to make yourself a better person,” the Minister added.He further encouraged them to adopt wholesome attitudes and values toward life and each other.In the meantime, Mr. Samuda said his mission is to see to it that all the facilities that the institution needs are given to them to improve their weak subject areas, particularly Mathematics and English.He told the students that even though they perform better academically in the technical subjects, “I don’t want those who are involved in the technical field to feel that ‘mi good wid mi han but mi head nuh so good’ rubbish. You can be as good with your head as you can be with your hands. No matter how great you are with your hands, you need to read and comprehend”.Teachers’ Day is used to recognise the country’s educators for their tireless work in the classroom.last_img read more

Kolkata Police dismisses Metiabruz captive girl rumours

first_imgKolkata: In the backdrop of an attempt to spread rumours by stating that a girl has been held captive in a Metiabruz house, Kolkata Police urged people not to lend their ears to the rumours, which are being purposely spread to create communal tension.Praveen Tripathi, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) of Kolkata Police, tweeted on Tuesday: “A false rumour is being spread on social media about a missing minor girl being held captive in a Metiabruz house and police being afraid of raiding the place. Don’t believe in rumours being spread to create communal tension. All indulged in spreading these would be severely dealt with.” Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe police circulated the message to reach the maximum number of people through different social networking sites, after the rumour was spread stating that a minor girl has been held captive in a house at Metiabruz. Experts are also not ruling out the possibility of the hands behind it looking to derive political mileage.It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had repeatedly urged people not to believe in anything that is spread intentionally with a purpose to create disturbance in the state, which has a tradition of peace and harmony.The police have also created awareness among people through posts in social networking sites and people have also been urged to inform the police in case they find someone attempting to spread such rumours.last_img read more

Four held for extortion from vehicles posing as police officers

first_imgKolkata: Barrackpore police has arrested four persons from Belghoria Express Way on Tuesday night for extorting money from vehicles posing as police officers.The accused have been identified as Subhankar Das, Utpal Mondal, Partha Poddar and Abhijit Ghosh. Police have seized some fake ID cards and uniforms from them. Cops said they used to extort money from people and vehicles claiming themselves to be police officers. One of the accused used to claim himself as an IPS officer. Following specific information, a team of officers from Barrackpore raided a spot on Belghoria Express Way on late Tuesday night, where the accused gathered to Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeextort money. They were detained by the police officers and were later brought to the police station for interrogation following which they were arrested. They produced fake ID cards during police interrogation. The fake IPS officer and others used to live in different places of North 24-Parganas. Barrackpore police had received several complaints against the accused based on which police started an investigation. The matter had first drawn the attention of police after they started demanding extortion from the vehicles plying through Belghoria Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedExpress Way. They used to stop vehicles and demand money. They would not, however, stay at the same place for a long time to evade arrest. On Tuesday night, police came to know that the accused were stopping vehicles on the Express Way and rushed to the spot. They also seized a car that the accused used. Police said the accused used to introduce themselves as senior police officers and extort money from people. The accused used to threaten people saying they would face dire consequences if their demands for money were not met. During the investigation, police came to know that the accused had been harassing people for quite sometime. Police are investigating if other people are involved in the incident. A detailed probe has been initiated in this regard.last_img read more

6 Productivity Apps for the Entrepreneur on the Go

first_img Register Now » 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As an entrepreneur, you probably spend most of your days jumping from a team meeting to an investor pitch and swinging by a startup conference to give a talk in the middle. This means that a lot of your time is spent on the go without the ability to open your oh-so-precious laptop and get work done.Have no fear. There has been an emergence of mobile apps enabling you to be productive, no matter where you are.As the CMO of a startup, I have found myself using these six apps to stay on task all day, every day.1. Sunrise to manage your day. A day on the go usually means wasting some time due to bad planning or a lack of preparation. Sunrise is the perfect tool for aggregating all of your must-have information into its sleek calendar interface for easy access. Features like your meetings, LinkedIn profile of the people you’re about to see, as well as the places where you’re heading, drastically reducing the amount of time you waste.Related: Distractions Killing Your Flow? Try This Method.2. LinkedIn to get your networking right. Just out of an important meeting? Why not add the guy to your LinkedIn network. Following up by email is better, but who has the time to do it for every meeting? By adding them on LinkedIn, you keep them in your network.Checking their background — preferably before the meeting — is also a great way to figure out if there’s any intro or further connections that would make sense.3. Feedly to read all of your daily news content. Sure, there are tons of articles worth reading every day. But let’s face it, it’s often a pain once you realize how split up your time has become trying to read them all. By putting them directly into feedly, and keeping them to read in your “off” time, your productivity will skyrocket.Related: Procrastinators: How to Fight Your Genes and Get Stuff Done Now4. Intercom to answer your important support tickets. Keeping in touch with your clients doesn’t just mean meeting up with some of them from time to time anymore.With powerful real-time CRMs like Intercom becoming the standard for most startups in the know, you can keep in touch, no matter where you are. So why not spend some of your time waiting for your Uber by closing some support ticket from their mobile app? In addition to keeping you in touch with your customers, the pain of writing long sentences on mobile will force you to draft short and to-the-point answers – the ones that rock!5. Mention to manage your online presence. You being on the go doesn’t mean your users or followers don’t keep talking about you. This is unfortunately the time when the bad buzz can happen. By having your alerts set up with notifications in place, you’ll be sure to never miss a thing online. And with the release of mention’s offline mode, it works even when you’re in the subway.6. Google Drive to brainstorm your next move. Just because you’re on the go doesn’t mean you should use crappy note-taking apps. As your time outside of the office is often considered some of the most creative and fruitful, organize your thoughts on Google Drive’s powerful app. With their offline mode, you can even find existing collaborative docs to edit them. With some luck, the rest of your team will already have a perfect action plan based on your notes once you’re back in the office.Related: The 80/20 Rule and Listening to Your Inner Procrastinator Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. April 24, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

After 10 years out of Toronto Emirates says demand is outstripping supply

center_img Tags: Emirates, Toronto, Trend Watch DUBAI — Emirates has carried over 1.2 million passengers on its Toronto – Dubai flights since it first started the route 10 years ago.Emirates’ codeshare partnerships with WestJet and Alaska Airlines allow it to connect travellers from across its global network to more Canadian cities, and vice versa. Hitting the 10 year milestone in Canada shows Emirates’ continued commitment to its operations in the country, says the airline.“We’re proud to be celebrating 10 years of operations in Canada,” says Hubert Frach, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations West. “We started with a Boeing 777 aircraft flying three times a week. By June 2009, we had started operating with the Airbus A380 and increased our passenger capacity by 40% across Canada, which illustrates the strong demand from customers and the market.”Emirates’ three flights per week between Toronto and Dubai is the maximum permitted frequency in the Air Transport Agreement negotiated between Canada and the United Arab Emirates in 1999.More news:  A new low for no-frills flying: easyJet assigns backless seat to passengerTo date, Emirates’ entitlement and frequency of service remains unchanged, while trade between the two countries has increased significantly, says Frach. Since 2009 and the upgrade to the A380, passenger occupancy on Emirates’ Toronto service has been consistently full, averaging 90%, “with demand outstripping supply”.The majority of Canadian passengers are travelling to Dubai, the Middle East and the South Asia subcontinent, notes Frach, with leisure traffic to the Maldives and Mauritius. Emirates is currently the only airline operating the A380 out of Toronto. In Canada, with stopovers permitted on all Emirates fares and travel packages, Dubai continues to be a prime holiday destination.Frach added: “Over the past decade we’ve witnessed an increasing interest in Dubai. In the latest seat sale results, Dubai was the top destination sold in Canada. Dubai offers many attractions to cater to visitors with different interests, and has a growing selection of cruise, family and luxury providers.”Emirates is the world’s largest A380 operator with 98 in its fleet and over 80 million passengers have flown on the double-decked aircraft since 2008. The three-class A380 on the Toronto route offers a total of 515 seats, with 14 private suites in First Class, 76 lie flat seats in Business Class and 425 seats in spacious Economy Class cabin. The Emirates A380 is famous for its First Class Private Suites and Shower Spas, as well as its onboard lounge for First and Business Class passengers.More news:  Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at seaAccording to the latest trade statistics, the UAE continues to be Canada’s largest export market in the Middle East and North Africa since the last 12 years and is the 16th largest globally. Last year bilateral trade between Canada and the UAE exceeded $1.9 billion, having grown by 64% since the two countries were first connected by direct air services by Emirates in 2007. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more