We are honoured to be entering into an MoU with our counterparts, the Professional Computer Association of Lebanon. It is clear from our recent trade mission to Beirut, and subsequent follow-up visits, that there are exciting opportunities for the PCA and BESA to combine forces and develop educational initiatives that can both benefit Lebanese pupils, alongside pupils across the region. Investment Minister celebrates the UK’s pioneering education sector at Bett Memorandum of Understanding signed to develop innovation in education in Lebanon and facilitate digital transformation development New figures show education exports generate almost £20bn for the UK economy This partnership would not have been possible were it not for the combined efforts of the UK’s Department for International Trade and Department for International Development. It is a paradigm example of how joined-up government can help benefit British commercial interests, as well as helping to drive up the quality of education of pupils, which in this instance includes large numbers of refugees in the region that Lebanon has so generously taken in. BESA is the trade association for the UK education suppliers’ sector that operate on a not-for-profit basis and are accountable to an executive Council elected by member companies. PCA is the Professional Computer Association of Lebanon, is the trade association for Lebanon ICT suppliers’ sector that operate on none-for-profit basis and are accountable to elected board members represent the professional ICT companies in Lebanon. Investment Minister Graham Stuart celebrates the UK’s pioneering education sector as the British Education Suppliers Association (BESA) partners with its Lebanese counterpart to help improve the educational outcomes of Syrian refugees living in Lebanon.Signed at Bett, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) shared with the Professional Computer Association of Lebanon (PCA) will develop innovation in education in Lebanon and facilitate digital transformation development.Taking place at London’s ExCel, Bett is the world’s biggest education trade show, bringing together over 850 companies and over 34,700 attendees.The Department for International Trade (DIT) will lead its biggest-ever presence, hosting 20 UK companies on its stand to showcase the best of British innovation in the education sector.Bett coincides with news that Britain’s education sector remains one of its most lucrative international assets, with new figures released today showing that international education exports generates almost £20bn annually for the UK economy.The figures, which include income from international students and English language training overseas, are growing year-on-year to an estimated £19.9bn in 2016 – an increase of 26% since 2010 – generating significant revenue for the UK.Graham Stuart, Minister for Investment, said: Bett will undoubtedly provide many more excellent opportunities for UK companies to take forward existing relationships and find new global partners, and the Department for International Trade is here to help any business looking to deepen its international links. I’m delighted to see so many UK companies represented at Bett, showcasing our pioneering EdTech and educational supplies sector. The agreement signed today between BESA and PCA is a fantastic example of how UK expertise can benefit educational outcomes in countries across the world. UK companies exhibiting at Bett include Pobble, a London-based EdTech company that helps improve children’s writing by allowing teachers to plan exciting lessons, allowing pupils to connect with classes around the world, and makes moderation of writing easier.The company has secured significant international investment from across the globe and is seeing considerable success in markets ranging from the UAE to Singapore.DIT will also bring delegations of buyers from key markets including China, Indonesia and Brazil, to meet with UK businesses. There will also be an Export Theatre, where market experts from DIT will provide guidance on global markets and international expansion.ENDS Sincere thanks must also go to the Lebanese Ministry of Education for being so welcoming to our member companies and being so open to engagement with British educational suppliers. Caroline Wright, Director General, BESA, said:
6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details As a leader, there may not be anything more satisfying that seeing your employees develop into leaders themselves. If you’re hiring the right people and giving them the proper training and experience, this is something that should happen naturally. Some employees won’t embrace a leadership role, but most will jump at the chance to move their careers forward. If you’re looking for the next leader at your credit union, here are a few things to look for…They are always ready for what’s next: Some employees are content doing the same thing day after day. While you can appreciate them for the hard work they do, they’re probably not looking to move into a leadership role. The employees you should keep your eyes on are the ones who love tackling a new assignment and then keep on moving to the next challenge.They are natural-born leaders: There are some skills that just come naturally. Without being prodded, a natural-born leader will emerge in a team environment. They’ll be the ones who aren’t just concentrating on their part of a project but know how each part works together and are focused on making sure that the team is thriving as one. When you look at these employees, you’ll be able to see how much they care about team success.They want to change the game: When you take time to talk to your employees, some will just spit out a bunch of worthless jive so they can get through the conversation and return to work. An employee who is ready for the next level will actually have something to say. Having ideas that will improve work flow or increase profits is a sign of a mind that is ready to take the next step.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Experienced umpire Patrick Gustard has been chosen to participate in the umpire’s exchange programme between the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).The 45-year-old will stand in matches in the English Country Championship this month and next month, during a two-week stint. Earlier this year, umpire Graham Lloyd of England stood in matches in the WICB Regional Four-day Championship.“The exchange programme is an important step in the umpires’ development pathway at the WICB. We see it as a vital part of the process as our regional umpires look to broaden their on-field experience in foreign conditions, as well as gain an appreciation for the cultural differences, which exist among the playing nations,” said Rawl Lewis, WICB’s Cricket Operations Officer.“The programme is now in its eighth year and we have seen great benefits. It is a clear demonstration of the WICB’s intent to develop all aspects of cricket in the West Indies and we hope to see our umpires grow and improve.”Lewis also noted that several of the umpires currently officiating at the international level: Joel Wilson, Gregory Brathwaite, Nigel Duguid, Leslie Reifer Jr., have participated on the programme in England, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
SHREWSBURY – The Monmouth Country Historical Association is holding its fourth annual Tavernfest celebration from 7 to 10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18 in a tent on the grounds of the 300-year old Allen House. The Allen House, located at the corner of Broad and Sycamore streets, was the borough’s most noted tavern in its day.In Colonial America, the tavern rivaled the church as the community’s most vital social institution. Josiah Halstead’s tavern, now known as the Allen House, served as the court, town hall, post office, dance hall and gathering place. It is the oldest surviving tavern in the county and just one of five historic sites maintained and interpreted by the association.Several hundred Tavernfest attendees will enjoy a private viewing of the Allen House and period entertainment, followed by an all-you-can-eat-and-drink evening of local beer specially crafted by Carton Brewing, wine provided by Rumson Wine & Spirits, and award-winning barbeque provided by Local Smoke BBQ. A dessert buffet will feature tasty treats from a variety of local bakeries. Guests also will enjoy entertainment, chance games, and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds from this event benefit the work of the association.Tickets are $75 per person. For additional information, to purchase tickets or learn of sponsorship opportunities, visit momouthhistory.org, or call 732-462-1466, ext. 20.Monmouth County Historical Association is a private nonprofit organization that has been working to preserve history and provide educational opportunities since its founding in 1898.Monmouth County Historical Association received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State. Clean Ocean Action is holding its 2013 Fall Beach Sweep – rain or shine – from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at more than 60 sites across New Jersey.Monmouth County locations for Beach Sweep include:• Atlantic Highlands harbor at the parking lot on First Avenue• Highlands sites: Popamora Point on Shore Drive and Snug Harbor Avenue Beach at the community center• Middletown sites: Leonardo Public Beach South at Beach Avenue, Ideal Beach at Ocean Avenue and Bayside Parkway, and the fishing pier at Bayshore Waterfront Park• Monmouth Beach Bathing Pavilion, 29 Ocean Ave.• Red Bank participants are asked to meet at the end of Drs. James Parker Boulevard• Sandy Hook participants can meet at parking lot D• Sea Bright sites: Anchorage/Ferguson Beach, located just north of Rumson/Sea Bright Bridge; Sea Bright Public Beach at the municipal parking lot; and Borough Hall, 1067 Ocean Ave.All volunteers must register as locations and details may change due to the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy. Registered volunteers will be informed of all updates and changes.Visit www.cleanoceanaction.org to learn more about how to get involved including how to collect donations, raise funds, become a beach captain or Beach Sweep sponsor. Raise a Mug at Tavernfest at the Historic Allen House COLTS NECK During autumn’s off-peak golf season, Monmouth County Park System offers earlier matinee rates at all six of its golf locations throughout the county, including Hominy Hill in Colts Neck. The discounted matinee rates start at 1 p.m. daily.During the off-peak season, golfers also can take advantage of the Friends and Family Golf Special at any county course Monday through Friday (holidays excluded) after 11 a.m. and on weekends and holidays starting at 1 p.m.Free loyalty rounds, earned through the Loyal Golfer promotion, also can be redeemed at those times. Those looking to plan a mini golf outing can book one at any county course starting at 9 a.m., seven days a week.Tee-time reservations can be made online at www.monmouthcountygolf.org after the purchase of a golf ID card. A limited number of walk-on tee times are available.For more information regarding the Monmouth County Park System, visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com or call 732-842-4000. For people with hearing impairment, the TTY/TDD number is 711. * * * * *The Colts Neck Reformed Church will be hosting a blood drive for the Central Jersey Blood Center from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the church’s Fellowship Hall, located upstairs in the brick Community Center. Elevator access is available at the north end of the building.Restrictions may have changed since people have last donated so prospective donors are urged to call the Central Jersey Blood Center at 732-842-5750 if they have specific questions about eligibility.There is always a shortage in the blood supply and donors help make a difference. Those who would like to donate can sign up for a time to donate by calling the church office at 732-462-4555 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.Colts Neck Reformed Church is located at 72 County Road 537 west. FAIR HAVENThe Newcomers Club is holding a wine and beer tasting event to benefit Sea Bright Rising from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Smart Start, 786 River Road. Admission is $50 in advance, $55 at the door or a $25 donation for non-imbibing.Admission includes hors d’oeuvres, a flight of wines, local craft beer and the chance to ask a local wine expert about favorites while mingling with friends and neighbors – all for an amazing cause. Additionally, there will be a silent auction with prizes and an open bar.Sea Bright Rising, the club’s 2013-2014 charity, is a nonprofit organization devoted to the relief of the displaced residents and general recovery of the town of Sea Bright as a result of the devastation created by Super Storm Sandy.The Newcomers Club was established in 1972 for the residents of Rumson, Fair Haven, Little Silver and Shrewsbury and provides members several monthly social events and charitable projects.For more information, visit www.newcomersclubinc.com. or Laraine Henry at [email protected] COA Beach Sweep to Be Held Oct. 19 RED BANKThe 66th annual Red Bank Halloween Parade will be held Sunday, Oct. 20, with a rain date of Oct. 27.Participants are asked be at the corner of East Bergen and South streets at 1 p.m. for lineup and judging. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. and will proceed down Broad Street, ending at the White Street parking lot where a party will be held with rides, prizes and more. Prizes will be awarded in the categories of best costume, best floats, and best pet costume.Those who would like to enter a float, be a sponsor or volunteer to help are asked to contact the Red Bank Department of Parks and Recreation at 732-530-2782 or email [email protected] Redbanknj.org. RED BANK – Red Bank CROP Hunger Walk will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20, at Red Bank Regional High School, 101 Ridge Road, Little Silver. Registration is at 1 p.m. and the walk begins at 2 p.m.Red Bank CROP Hunger Walk is a 5-mile walk/run to raise funds to fight hunger in Monmouth County and around the world. Food collection, music, banner/poster contest and fun family activities make it a great way to help those in need.CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events, sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations or groups, to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world.In addition, each local CROP Hunger Walk can choose to return up to 25 percent of the funds it raises to hunger-fighting programs in its own community.For more information, visit www.redbankcropwalk.com or contact Janie Schildge at [email protected] or 732-741-0528. Help End Hunger with RB CROP Walk
Jono Ceci led the Clan with a pair of goals.Jason Garrett and Darnel Dyck replied for the Saints.Jamies Priglone made 20 saves to take the loss in the nets for Selkirk.Friday in Kamloops, a goal by Tyler Jackson with two minutes remaining in the second proved to be the winner as the WolfPack made up for two losses the previous week in Castlegar.Selkirk had outscored TRU 13-3 in during a two-game series in the Sunflower City.After falling behind 2-0 in the first, Logan Proulx and Colin Minardi tied the game for the Saints.However, the defending BCIHL champs had no answer for the WolfPack after Jackson regained the lead for the homeside.Jackson Garrett score the final goal for Selkirk.Chris Hurry was in goal to take the loss for the Saints, out shot 42-30 by TRU.The Saints return to action Saturday at home against Trinity Western.SAINTS NOTES: Selkirk captain Logan Proulx extended his point streak to six games over the weekend, picking up a goal on Friday in Kamloops and a pair of assists on Saturday in Burnaby. Proulx is the only Saints player to have picked up points in all six games so far this season. . . .Winger Jackson Garrett missed Friday’s game after breaking a skate blade in warm-up. Dubois described Garrett’s absence as a big loss: “Jackson has been one of our most hard-working, competitive guys so far this season and we really missed his presence. He’s developed into an emotional leader for us.” . . . Former Ontario Hockey League defenceman David Mead is close to returning from a knee injury suffered in the team’s exhibition opener against the Trail Smoke Eaters on August 27th. Mead is likely to return to the line-up in one of the team’s three upcoming games against Trinity Western. The Selkirk College Saints found out what life was like on the road in the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League.And it wasn’t the greatest feeling.The Saints dropped two straight games 5-2 to Thompson Rivers and 5-3 to Simon Fraser University to fall into a three-way tie for top spot in the BCIHL standings.Selkirk is tied in points with 4-0 SFU and 4-1 Trinity Western.”The effort on Friday night in Kamloops was the poorest I’ve seen since I’ve been here,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois in a team media release.”The complacency and lack of focus were glaring, and to their credit TRU took full advantage of the chances they created.”But for our part, it was an unacceptable performance in every aspect, which was surprising because we’ve done a good job avoiding these types of efforts in the past.” On Saturday, the Saints rebounded with a solid effort but nevertheless dropped the decision to Simon Fraser University in their first meeting since Selkirk captured the 2013 BCIHL Championship in March. Connor McLaughlin opened the scoring midway through the first period but left the game soon after when an SFU player’s skate cut him on the neck following a collision along the board. McLaughlin was taken to hospital for treatment but was able to rejoin the team for the trip home to Castlegar. “Connor’s injury was a scary moment,” Dubois confessed. “He was able to make it off the ice, but once we saw the cut on the bench it was obvious that he was very lucky for it not to have been more serious.”The Clan scored three times in the opening seven minutes of the game en route to a win Saturday in Burnaby.
The trans-continental Resistance and Liberation Heritage Route will allow the continent to reclaim its history from its colonisers.“We will also work to rediscover and claim African heritage, for the benefit especially of our young generations,” Minister Nathi Mthethwa. (Image: Department of Arts and Culture)Sulaiman PhilipA continent-wide Resisitance and Liberation Heritage Route offers Africa the opportunity to remember and reflect on its often tortuous road to independence.The Department of Arts and Culture hosted a summit recently to get input from government, non-governmental organisations and civil society on the African Resistance and Liberation Heritage Route.The route offers Africa the opportunity to commemorate, conserve and remember its road to independence, Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa explained in his keynote address. “This is an opportunity for Africans to write our own history. Africa tell us about yourself. Tell us in Namibia how did you gain your freedom. Tell us in Ghana, how did you gain your freedom.”The Resistance and Liberation Heritage Route is a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) project supported by the African Union (AU). The project consists of a series of sites connected to Africa’s liberation and resistance history. Angola has identified two sites, the Fortress of São Francisco do Penedo in Luanda and the site of the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale. As Dr Ziva Domingos, of the National Directorate of Museums of Angola, pointed out: “Africa has a rich liberation history that led us to independence. We need to preserve this history.” A shared historyIn his opening remarks, Arts and Culture Director General, Vusumuzi Mkhize, spoke of a need for Africa’s history to be written by Africans. The trans-continental route will allow the continent to reclaim its history from its colonisers. “It is an opportunity to write our history; to embed our liberation heritage in hearts and minds.”To this end, the AU has approved the establishment of a multimedia centre and archive in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. From the archive – which will include a research library, cinema and theatre – the AU will help national heritage chapters identify and propose local sites for inclusion on Unesco’s heritage list.Tanzania was chosen for its history of housing liberation movements from Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. As the Permanent Secretary of the Tanzanian Ministry of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports, Susan Malawi, explained: “We need to acknowledge the importance of continental liberation movements. Until we collect, document and make this history available to the public we will never breach the information and knowledge gap.”Professor Muxe Nkondo, who drafted the South African Framework of the Liberation Heritage Route, said the route was just a small part of the African Renaissance. He told the audience that this heritage project was one small step in improving awareness of Africa’s rich history.It would also, he said, “lead to the development of centres of industrialisation and tourism. We learn about ourselves through the things we make together”. Most importantly it was an opportunity to look beyond a past where Africans were dehumanised and, instead, build an indivisible future.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
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Napoli coach Ancelotti: We beat Liverpool with the long ball!by Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli coach Carlo Ancelotti was delighted with his players for victory over Champions League opponents Liverpool.Dries Mertens converted a penalty and Fernando Llorente made the most of a Virgil van Dijk error at the Stadio San Paolo for a 2-0 result.“It’s always tough against Liverpool, from the first minute to the last. We had to sacrifice ourselves, but without losing our identity,” Ancelotti told Sky Sport Italia.“We tried a bit too hard to play it out from the back and lost some dangerous balls, while they were aggressive in their pressing.“The game was always in the balance, but I particularly appreciated the way we defended with the basics when it was still 0-0 and that’s what allowed us to have those late chances.“I want to see a team that believes in itself and its quality. I really liked the way we played when we weren’t in control. Llorente helped out, the players were tired and the first goal was from a long ball – which isn’t our usual approach, but it’s not an insult to do that sometimes. This team must know how to do everything.“We brought in important players who improve the quality level of the squad and have different characteristics to what we had before. I have to keep them motivated and that’s not easy, especially when UEFA still have this rule forcing you to keep a short bench and it’s painful sending players to the stands.”He added: “We felt confident on the second goal, it was near the end and we were a goal up. You can press high at times, not at others, it’s about maintaining your identity and also being able to do everything. I liked our quality, but also how we played ‘ugly’ when we needed to.“I asked Giovanni Di Lorenzo how many Champions League games he’d played before and he said none. Oh well, it wasn’t bad! The same goes for Alex Meret, that was his debut, as well.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea manager Lampard eager to secure Willian to new dealby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard is eager to secure Willian to a new deal.The Daily Express says Chelsea are poised to open talks with Brazilian star Willian over a new contract.The 31-year-old is in the last year of his deal at Stamford Bridge and has been linked with moves to Barcelona and Juventus.But Lampard wants the Brazil international, who has been at the club for six years after joining from Anzhi Makhachkala in 2013 in a £30 million deal, to stay.Willian missed the start of the season after being on international duty, but has been in good form since returning.