Tag: 浙江龙凤网

University Establishes Scholarship in Honour of Education Minister

first_imgStory Highlights The BAU International University in Washington DC has established a scholarship in honour of Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid.The decision to set up the ‘Ruel Reid Transformational Leadership Scholarship’ was taken by the University to recognise Senator Reid’s lead role in arriving at a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Ministry and the University for the provision of 107 scholarships, over three years, worth $378.2 million (US$3 million).These scholarships are available to student teachers to pursue undergraduate and graduate programmes at any of the tertiary institution’s campuses globally.BAU University Board member, Paul Brunson, said the Ruel Reid Scholarship is to “pay homage and respect to Senator Reid for leading the process”.The surprise announcement, which was made during the MOU’s recent signing at The Mico University College in Kingston, left Senator Reid at a loss for words and saw him welcoming the gesture with an elated “I’m speechless!”.Mr. Brunson said the scholarship is open to any Jamaican student desirous of pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate studies, either in the United States or any of BAU Global Network’s campuses in Germany, Italy and Turkey, among other locations.The MOU, resulting from the discussions between Senator Reid and Mr. Brunson, whose grandfather was Jamaican, between 2016 and earlier this year, will additionally see the University hiring 200 English language teachers for its global network of schools for the 2018/19 academic year.Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Audrey Marks, and the Ministry’s newly appointed International Donor Consultant for the Jamaican Diaspora in the US, Gail Dunwell, who works closely with the National Education Trust, were also instrumental in initiating the partnership.Senator Reid, in welcoming the MOU, conveyed the Government’s gratitude to BAU University.“I have had the opportunity of meeting different segments of the Jamaican diaspora (who) are always very interested in what is happening in Jamaica, and particularly how they can assist our education programme. We are very grateful for the strength of the Jamaican connection,” the Minister said.“There are Jamaicans in very prestigious positions all over the world, and wherever they are able to influence certain decisions, we find that they always step up to the plate,” he added.Mr. Brunson said the initiative’s genesis dates back 10 years when he first met his grandfather.He said the knowledge of his heritage was the primary reason for seeking out how best he could make a tangible and meaningful contribution to Jamaica.Against this background, Mr. Brunson said he made representation to the University’s administration and successfully lobbied their support in March 2016, which resulted in the MOU’s forging.“So for all these reasons and more, I am excited and I am proud. This is only the beginning of this relationship,” he added.President of The Mico, Dr. Asburn Pinnock, said the initiative is a “perfect fit” with the Government’s focus for education.“I think this will go a far way in building our resources as we try to graduate more persons in Jamaica from tertiary education,” he argued.BAU International University is a private, non-profit institution that offers undergraduate and graduate programmes in economics, international affairs, entrepreneurship, global affairs, and international law and economics.The BAU Global Network, which spans three continents, has been providing higher education for over 15 years through its campuses, which are also located in Canada and Hong Kong.Its flagship campus is Bahçeşehir University in Istanbul, Turkey, which has eight faculties, a school of languages, and two vocational schools. BAU University Board member, Paul Brunson, said the Ruel Reid Scholarship is to “pay homage and respect to Senator Reid for leading the process”. The BAU International University in Washington DC has established a scholarship in honour of Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid. Mr. Brunson said the scholarship is open to any Jamaican student desirous of pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate studies, either in the United States or any of BAU Global Network’s campuses in Germany, Italy and Turkey, among other locations.last_img read more

Continue reading "University Establishes Scholarship in Honour of Education Minister"

Seven stories in the news today May 23

first_imgSeven stories in the news for Tuesday, May 23———APPARENT SUICIDE BOMBER AT U.K. CONCERT KILLS 22An apparent suicide bomber attacked an Ariana Grande concert as it ended in Manchester, England on Monday night, killing 22 people among a panicked crowd of young concertgoers, some still wearing the star’s trademark kitten ears as they fled. Teenage screams filled the arena just after the explosion, which also killed the attacker and injured dozens. The American pop star, who was not injured, tweeted hours later: “broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.”———TRUDEAU: CANADIANS ‘SHOCKED’ BY U.K. CONCERT ATTACKPrime Minister Trudeau says Canadians “are shocked by the news of the horrific attack in Manchester” that killed 22 people and injured almost 60. He says federal officials are trying to determine whether any Canadians have been affected. Trudeau said he was “devastated” when he heard about the “innocent victims who were killed or injured … many of them far too young.”———‘SEXTORTION’ CASES INVOLVING TEEN BOYS SPIKINGChild exploitation experts say they’ve detected a spike in reports of online “sextortion” cases involving teen boys. The Canadian Centre for Child Protection says 65 boys reported incidents to Cybertip.ca in 2015-16 — an 89 per cent increase from the previous two-year period of 2013-2014. Reports involving girls jumped 66 per cent.———MORTGAGE WORRIES FLAGGED IN MANULIFE POLLNearly three quarters of Canadian homeowners say they would have difficulty paying their mortgage if their payments were to increase by more than 10 per cent, says a new survey by Manulife Bank. Thirty-eight per cent of those polled say their mortgage bills could rise between one to five per cent before they would have financial difficulty; 20 per cent say they could sustain an increase in payments between six to 10 per cent before having trouble; and 14 per cent say any hike would be a problem.———CHALLENGE TO ASSISTED DYING LAW EXPANDSA constitutional challenge to the Trudeau government’s restrictive law on assisted dying has been bolstered with the addition of a second plaintiff: a B.C. woman who suffers unbearable pain from a debilitating, incurable disease but can’t get medical help to end her life because her death is not imminent. Robyn Moro, a 68-year-old retired retail business owner, joins Julia Lamb in challenging the year-old law, which allows medically assisted dying only for individuals whose natural death is “reasonably foreseeable.”———FEDERAL AID ON WAY TO FLOOD-RAVAGED N.L. TOWNOttawa is sending military assistance to help the displaced residents of a flooded-ravaged town in central Labrador. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the federal government is stepping in to respond to the severe flooding in Mud Lake. Residents of the small community were evacuated to Happy Valley-Goose Bay last week after the overflowing Churchill River spilled into the town and damaged several homes.———SUMMER WEATHER COULD BE A ‘TEETER-TOTTER.’Temperatures this summer are expected to feel like “whiplash,” and may swing between hot and cool over the course of the season, a top meteorologist says. The Weather Network has released its summer forecast and chief meteorologist Chris Scott said it may feel like being on a teeter-totter. He says our weather patterns are “getting kind of jerked around” by the overall patterns in the Pacific Ocean with El Nino.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Statistics Canada will release the wholesale trade figures for March.— Court hearing in Toronto for Marc and Jodie Emery, who are charged with drug-related offences following raids on marijuana dispensaries.— Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard continues his economic mission to Israel.— Transport Minister Marc Garneau will deliver a speech in Halifax on the Transportation Modernization Act and the Ocean Protection Plan.— Finance Minister Bill Morneau will speak with Concordia University students in Montreal on Facebook Live.last_img read more

Continue reading "Seven stories in the news today May 23"

Derek will end up winning Maddy Popletts dreams crushed on Big Brother

first_imgMaddy Poplett from Big Brother Canada Season 6. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Maddy Poplett may have cried a river throughout her time in the Big Brother Canada house, but the emotional 25-year-old Ottawa-based bartender is all smiles now. She made it to the BBCAN6 Top 5. And as a longtime superfan of the game, that is enough to shut down the waterworks and allow her to finally soak in her dream come true.“I’m actually feeling good, if you can feel good following an eviction,” Poplett laughed the morning after she was ousted from the game following a vote of 2-0.The sensitive player knew she was headed out the door on Day 62 and had the week to prepare, despite her constant campaigning in an attempt to sway the votes over her number one ally Paras Atashnak, who sat on the block beside her. Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With:last_img read more

Continue reading "Derek will end up winning Maddy Popletts dreams crushed on Big Brother"