Community Colleges Meet

first_imgCommunity Colleges Meet EducationJanuary 6, 2012 RelatedCommunity Colleges Meet FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), Dr. Walter Bumphus, has congratulated the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ) on its contributions over ten years in shaping young minds for future leadership. “I couldn’t help but being nothing short of amazed by the wonderful progress and the achievements you all have had in your ten years as a Council. I note the progress you have made on a number of initiatives, and I really salute you on this conference and the theme chosen,” Dr. Bumphus said. He was addressing participants at the official opening of the conference on Wednesday (January 4), at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort, Montego Bay. Activities were carried out during the three days of the conference, (January 4 to 6), under the theme, “New realities, new challenges: a call for bold action”. Dr. Bumphus indicated that he believed in the over 100-year history of community colleges, and emphasized that the whole notion of access has been in the DNA of these institutions. Speaking about the American system of community colleges, Dr. Bumphus noted that these colleges were the backbone of getting the diversity of America to become an educated workforce, a focus that they take much pride in. “We have approximately 1,167 community colleges spread across the 50 states in America. In fact, there is a community college in every Congressional District, because we have a great deal of influence on diverse political issues. In my opinion, the agility of Community Colleges, and our ability to respond, makes us the unique institution that we are,” he reported. Dr. Bumphus observed that there was much focus, visibility and recognition of community colleges in the US, as President Barack Obama and his administration have made them the centrepiece of most of their legislation. He expressed the hope that the Jamaican Council will examine the system in America, and seek to adopt aspects of the programme which may suit the Jamaican initiative. RelatedCommunity Colleges Meetcenter_img RelatedCommunity Colleges Meet Advertisementslast_img read more

Apple sets date for latest iPhone reveal

first_img Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Apple announced it will take the wraps off its newest line up of devices on 12 September, but naturally kept quiet about what will be included in the showcase.For the second year in a row, the event will be held in the Steve Jobs Theatre on Apple’s campus in Cupertino, California. The timing coincides with the first day of Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles.Invitations sent to the media featured a gold circle on a plain back background and encouraged onlookers to “gather round”, but offered no other clues as to what Apple will announce. However, in line with tradition, the company is widely expected to debut a refreshed iPhone roster, as well as an Apple Watch 4 update.The next generation of iPhones will reportedly include as many as three models, feature larger screens across the board and introduce a lower-cost edition to complement Apple’s more expensive options. Leaked product photos published by 9to5Mac show Apple may also bring back a gold colour option, which was dropped with the iPhone X. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Apple faces 5G modem wait Google taps retail with NYC store Diana Goovaerts KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 30 AUG 2018 AppleiPhonecenter_img Previous ArticleZTE unveils first smartphone since US woesNext ArticleJapan considers restrictions on Huawei, ZTE gear Devices Related Author Tags HomeDevicesNews Apple sets date for latest iPhone reveallast_img read more

SwissStop Introduces Black Prince Carbon Rim Brake Pads, Yellow No Longer the Leader

first_imgFor us Yanks, that’s about 37mph to 0 in about 300 feet. SwissStop just sent word about their new Black Prince brake pads for carbon rims, taking over the top rung from their Yellow King compound.While pics of the actual product were missing, we do have these fancy charts that show their claimed performance. Those claims state performance on par with alloy braking surfaces using their Original Black pads, and vastly improved wet weather performance and a more linear lever force to braking force graph over the Yellow King.Word is these are getting spec’d on Specialized bikes with their new aero Roval Rapide wheels. I had a few brief rides on them, but not enough to form an opinion. Fortunately, we have a set of pads coming in for test soon.UPDATE: Christian from SwissStop chimed in to say that while some wheel brands ship with their own pads, these should work just fine on any carbon rim (but that customers should may need to use the pads the wheel builder lists in order to maintain their warranty. Per the legal dept, SwissStop is not responsible for any warranty for damaged wheels because of the use of wrong pads). We’ll have a list of OEM partners soon.And, any rims that ship with their Yellow King pads will work well with Black Prince pads, too. Retail will be €39-42 for two-pair packs and should start shipping to distributors just after Interbike in September.More charts and graphs behind the break…last_img read more

It’s a community celebration of Howard “Louie Bluie” Armstrong

first_imgCARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – The 13th Annual Louie Bluie Festival is tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 28) and is a celebration of roots music in Appalachia. The festival takes place at Cove Lake State Park in Caryville, a town in the heart of mountain music country. This year’s list of performers at the Louie Bluie festival is huge!We have five stages, including one stage that is devoted solely to child and teen performers. You don’t want to miss Campbell County natives Joseph Henley, Dustin Ford or the Roberts Sisters, and that’s just a few of our child prodigies!ABOVE PHOTOS:  Photos from past Louie Bluie Festivals.We’re thrilled to host Evan Carawan, a celebrated American hammered dulcimer player from Knoxville. He’s the son of Guy and Carawan, major players during the Civil Rights era. Guy introduced the song We Shall Overcome to the movement. We also have a super talented reggae band ( The Natti Love Joys ) and an Australian duo ( The Weeping Willows ) gracing our festival with their talents.View the entire schedule of music HERE.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/27/2019-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

10 months agoMan City boss Guardiola: We must finish better against Liverpool

first_imgMan City boss Guardiola: We must finish better against Liverpoolby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola has warned his players they must take their chances when they face Liverpool.Guardiola was speaking after victory at Southampton.”We missed a lot of chances. The game could’ve been six or seven. We have to score (more),” he said.”Liverpool are not going to give us this amount of chances. I’ve always had this feeling. We scored 106 goals last season – the best ever – but I thought we had to score more.”In every department I think we can improve. I said that two months ago when everybody said how beautiful and how handsome we were. There were many things I liked today.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Nebraska WR De’Mornay Pierson-El Basically Levitated Making This Workout Catch

first_imgdemornay pierson el makes catch during workout.demornay pierson elNebraska wide receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El was one of the top return men in the country last year as a true freshman, leading the nation in punt return yardage and tying for the top mark with three punt returns for touchdowns.Make no mistake though, Pierson-El is also a receiving threat. He caught 23 passes for 321 yards and four touchdowns last fall, and if this off-season video is any indication, the Huskers need to get him even more involved in the passing game in 2015. Here’s a clip of Pierson-El at what appears to be a high school field. He destroys his defender off the line, and at the top of his route, appears to almost levitate as he goes up to make the catch.Another body pic.twitter.com/bXIZHcwkKc— CallmeOak (@OkkyTheGee) May 19, 2015Seriously, check out that hang time. Ridiculous. Did we mention he’s only 5-foot-9? Nebraska fans have to be salivating at what Pierson-El may be able to do in the Big Ten this season.last_img read more

Auburn Football: Video: LB Kris Frost Does His Best “Angry Will Muschamp” Impression

first_imgA General view of Auburn's stadium.AUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 20: A general view from high in the stadium as the LSU Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 20, 2008 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)Will Muschamp is intense. That is no revelation to those who have followed him at Florida, Texas, or his last stop at Auburn, where he earned the nickname “Boom” after a fiery, ‘not safe for work,’ reaction to a defensive stop. Muschamp has only been back at Auburn for a few months, but he’s already making a big impression on his players. Linebacker Kris Frost was asked about his new coordinator, and he did a pretty solid impression of “angry Will Muschamp.”#Auburn LB Kris Frost does his impression of Will Muschamp’s angry face. #WarEagle pic.twitter.com/jsfYJ5zZ1v— Dayne Young (@dayneyoung) July 13, 2015Of course, no one does Muschamp like Muschamp.This game clearly shows why #Auburn fans are excited about hiring #Muschamp as the DC. pic.twitter.com/MRIwNshLD7— SEC Football Facts (@SEC_Fball_Facts) January 1, 2015Florida fans are glad he’s gone, but we’re very happy that Muschamp is still in the SEC.last_img read more

Thenamaris Sells LR2 Tanker for USD 13 Mn

first_imgzoom Greek shipping company Thenamaris has agreed to sell its LR2 tanker Seafaith II to Indonesia-based tanker company Buana Listya Tama, according to data provided by VesselsValue.Featuring 109,300 dwt, the tanker was sold for a price of USD 13 million.With a length of 244 meters and a width of 42 meters, the tanker has a capacity of 117,920 m3.VesselsValue shows that the 2000-built tanker, constructed by China’s Dalian New Yard, has a market value of USD 8.1 million.Sold earlier in November, Seafaith II was a part of Thenamaris’ fleet of 70 vessels, 46 of which are tankers.The company has ten more tankers on order at Japanese and South Korean yards, all of which are scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2018.World Maritime News Stafflast_img

John Savage Honored For Humanitarian Work

first_imgActor and activist John Savage (best known for “The Deer Hunter”) received a Golden Goody Award (aka Oscar for social good) for his humanitarian work on Sunday, December 15th, at the Malibu West Beach Club at a special Typhoon Haiyan holiday fundraiser hosted by actress/ humanitarian Cassandra Hepburn (“The Young and the Restless”). Actor and Activist John Savage honored with Golden Goody Award for humanitarian work at Typhoon Haiyan Fundraiser in Malibu This event raised funds to help the 12 million impacted by Typhoon Haiyan and commemorated late actor Paul Walker for his humanitarian efforts for typhoon victims from co-star “Fast & Furious” actor Thom Barry. Paul Walker started REACH Out Worldwide who has also supported the victims of the Philippines typhoon.Goody Awards founder Liz H Kelly presented their top award to John Savage by sharing, “John is an active humanitarian who you can find on every green carpet. In 2013 alone, we’ve seen him raising awareness for the environment and the oceans at Global Green, the “On Begley Street” Premiere, the Safety Harbor Kids Fundraiser, “The Carrier” Premiere and now at this fundraiser for typhoon victims. On top of all his charity work, John has 181 film credits, 10 films in post-production and just played the judge in the ION Holiday Movie “Defending Santa’.”John then accepted the Golden Goody Award with a heartfelt speech about how everyone in the world is connected together, and we can all help each other.John’s father served in WWII in the Marine Corps, and he also supports military films. Most recently, John narrated the film “The Carrier” that premiered on Veterans Day in Los Angeles. The film shows how our Navy is working to raise awareness about the ecology and set an example for our shipping and need to respect the ocean.Event speakers were also given Hero Goody Necklaces from the Goody Awards as a thank you for being global citizens making a difference. The Master of Ceremonies was Academy Award winner actor Louis Gossett Jr. (“An Officer and a Gentleman”) and speakers included actor John Savage (“The Deer Hunter”), actress Cassandra Gava (“Conan The Barbarian”), and actor Patrick Kilpatrick (“Minority Report”.)Because the Goody Awards’ mission is to inspire positive change by recognizing good in the world, it was an honor to present this top award to John Savage. Previous winners of the Golden Goody Award have included Ian Somerhalder (Vampire Diaries and Ian Somerhalder Foundation), Louie Psihoyos, Director of Academy Award Winning Documentary “The Cove”, Lucy Webb, Women In Film in Park City Chairman, and her committee at the Sundance Film Festival, Improv Comedy Founder Budd Friedman and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Sir Nicholas Winton.For more information on this event and to donate, visit SPAN RELIEF (Strategic Partners Among Nations) and Fusion Global & Ascend Malibu Fellowship. And to honor your hero, send them a Hero Goody Necklace.Source:PRWeb.comlast_img read more

Buffy SainteMarie through 16 Million Colours

first_imgAPTN National NewsBuffy Sainte-Marie is a music icon and has spent much of her life on the road.But Sainte-Marie is also a digital artist.Her newest exhibit called 16 Million Colours premiered at the Gurevich Fine Art gallery in Winnipeg.APTN National News host Cheryl McKenzie spoke to Sainte-Marie about her life and art.last_img