FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The website for the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), located at www.jis.gov.jm, was yesterday (November 28), adjudged the Best Website Representing a Nation. The winning site was chosen from a field of seven websites that were nominated for the award.Recognised in the Culture Category in the Black Web Awards (BWA), the JIS was one of more than 500 websites from across the world that were nominated by the awarding organisation, Linton Publications out of Baltimore, Maryland in the United States.The organisation launched the BWA this year to celebrate African, African-American and Caribbean online excellence in some 100 categories.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the agency, Carmen Tipling, told JIS News that she was proud of the achievement. Giving kudos to the JIS Computer and Research Services team, she said that, “they constructed and are maintaining an excellent website, which operates as a mini-portal for access to all Government of Jamaica Ministries and Agencies”.Mrs. Tipling said the website, which hosts more than 3,000 pages, with links to all CARICOM member states, took a great deal of “smart work and dedication” to ensure that it could house user-friendly and ready-to-use information in a manner that was easily retrievable by its visitors, which include thousands of Jamaicans in the Diaspora.Outlining the groundwork that culminated in the award-winning website, she said that in the year 2000, the agency had embarked on a major thrust to modernise the information organisation, including its information mini-portal.“A plan of work was outlined by KPMG, our modernisation consultants, who identified a number of goals we were to achieve within a set time,” Mrs. Tipling said, adding that these targets were met within three years.“We achieved all of these within this time period and have gone beyond that to set and meet our own targets on an annual basis,” she said.The CEO emphasised that it was through the efficient use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) that the agency was gleaning, gathering and disseminating information to its publics.“It is heartening that significant changes are taking place at the JIS and modernisation is helping Government entities, such as the JIS, to package and deliver information at levels that were not previously accessed by the public,” the CEO said.Meanwhile, Computer and Research Services Manager at the JIS, Andrea Bryan, said it was a phenomenal accomplishment for the JIS to win such an award on its maiden attempt. She said the nomination in itself was elating, but winning the award was even more spectacular.Miss Bryan told JIS News that in the run-up to the BWA, the department “placed an ad on the site and asked persons who visited our website to vote and we got an overwhelming amount of votes”.“This is a fabulous achievement,” the Manager said, adding that she was proud that the combined 20 working hours per day for the five-member department had been recognised by an international award.“We update the website on a daily basis. This includes more than 20 new releases per day as well as special pages that we maintain for the 14 Ministries of Government and their related agencies,” Miss Bryan told JIS News.Mrs. Tipling pointed out that the information from the agency’s mini-portal was critical to the promotion of the nation’s culture.“We are satisfying a need and the feedback from the public, even through this award, attests to that,” she said, adding that it “was a welcomed recognition of the on-going achievements of the JIS in its promotion of Government’s programmes and policies”. RelatedJIS Wins International Website Award RelatedJIS Wins International Website Award Advertisements JIS Wins International Website Award UncategorizedNovember 29, 2006 RelatedJIS Wins International Website Award
45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Google+ Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady HSA tells court man’s death could have been avoided if pin had of been fitted on digger An inspector from the Health and Safety Authority has told a court that a man would not have died if a pin intended to be fitted on a digger had been in place.Mr Greg Murphy was giving evidence in the case of Owen Curran, a building site foreman facing three charges of negligence surrounding the death of fellow worker Francie Callaghan.Mr Callaghan of Shanagh, Fanad, was killed when he was struck on the back by a digger bucket at Forquar, Milford in January 2007.Safety expert Greg Murphy told Letterkenny Circuit Court that the digger being used to lift 875kg concrete manhole covers should never have been utilised for that purpose.The site foreman, 67 year old Owen Curran, of Lower Dore, Bunbeg denies negligence.Defence Barrister Peter Nolan said a case should never have been brought against Curran as the digger driver had already pleaded guilty to various offences. He claimed this case was an afterthought by the HSA.However prosecuting barrister Patricia McLoughlin said the accused was responsible for devising the system of work which meant the dead man had to be under the digger bucket to help lift the huge manhole covers.She argued the fact is that the system of work which was in place led to Mr Callaghan being struck by the bucket.Judge Rory McCabe said he will give his summing up today and will send out the jury to reach a verdict. News WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – May 6, 2011 Previous articleEnvironment Minister considering more coordinated response to wildfiresNext articleDonegal County Councillors claim almost €900,000 in expenses last year News Highland Pinterest Twitter
Log in to Reply 2 thoughts on “Travel Writing Scholarship: Euro Road Trip” Travel Writing Scholarship: Euro Road Trip Share 0 on February 4, 2015 at 10:49 am Tweet Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. +1 on May 2, 2014 at 11:49 pm Reddit Pocket By bamba dibbasey says: i’m a Gambian and am i eligible to apply for students, emerging and non-professional writers and lovers of travel looking for a career change from anynationality LinkedIn 0 By ihatewritingessays says: Log in to Reply Similar Stories May 2, 2014 Published by daniel Deadline: 15 May 2014Open to: students, emerging and non-professional writers and lovers of travel looking for a career change from any nationalityScholarship: 2-day workshop in Berlin and 10-day trip across EuropeDescriptionThe three scholarship recipients will be flown from their countries of residence to Berlin where they will spend two days at the World Nomads Travel Writing workshop. There you will learn how to find a great story, create solid pitches, improve your writing skills and gain a better understanding of the travel writing industry.After the workshop, each writer will be off solo on their own customized 10-day European itinerary. As part of the application, you need to tell us about the two places you would most like to write about in Europe. Organizers will take these places of interest, throw in a few summer festivals and some local friends, and send you off on planes, trains and automobiles across Europe. During your road trip, you will be tasked with writing about the people you meet, your adventures (and mis-adventures), and your local off-the-beaten-path encounters.EligibilityApplicants must have an exceptionally high degree of proficiency in English. You should be an exceptional writer with a lust for adventure travel, a desire to experience new cultures and above all, a burning desire to become a professional travel writer.The opportunity is designed to give you a taste of what it’s like to be a travel writer on the road, so you must be comfortable travelling and working on your own.Minimum required age is 18 by the date the scholarship application closes. You need a current passport with at least six months left before expiry.You must be available as per the dates set out. Please note these dates are not changeable in any way, you must be available for the entire assignment.ScholarshipThe scholarship recipients will receive:A 2-day custom Travel Writing course in Berlin with mentor Alex Leviton;A 10-day bespoke road trip across Europe including transportation through GoEuro and accommodation with Hostelworld;Round-trip airfare from your country of residence to Berlin;Enrollment in the MatadorU Travel Writing course (with 3 months unlimited access to the course);Travel insurance for the duration of the trip from World Nomads.ApplicationThe deadline for applications is 15 May 2014 at at 2pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time).To apply you need to:Write. Craft a 2,500 characters or less travel-focused essay based on a personal experience around one of the following themes: ‘How did I end up here?’; ‘The first time I saw…’; or ‘I’ll never forget the day that…’;Plan your itinerary. Tell the organizers about the two cities or areas across Europe you would most like to visit;Complete an entry form which includes contact details and a maximum 1,200-character essay on why you should be chosen and what the opportunity will mean for you. Your answer will provide considerable weight in the judging process.One entry per person is accepted. The entry must be submitted in English.For further information, please visit the official website. I’m sure which is being among the most vital information in my opinion. And i’m fulfilled studying the document ihatewritingessays. Although desire to criticism upon fundamental items, The web page design and style is definitely superb, the articles is absolutely wonderful : Deborah. Fantastic task, regards ← Student Leadership Summit in Pittsburgh, USA Journalist at Debating Europe Online Platform →
View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof, Featuring Jackie Hoffman as Yente, Extends Off-Broadway RunThe acclaimed new Yiddish-language production of Fiddler on the Roof has received an extension from National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene. Originally slated for a run through August 26, the new off-Broadway staging will run now through September 2 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Tony and Oscar winner Joey Grey directs the production, which features Emmy-nominated Broadway alum Jackie Hoffman in the role of Yente. The cast is also led by Steven Skybell as Tevye, Mary Illes as Golde, Rachel Zatcoff as Tzeitel, Stephanie Lynne Mason as Hodel, Rosie Jo Neddy as Chava, Raquel Nobile as Shprintze, Samantha Hahn as Bielke, Ben Liebert as Motel, Daniel Kahn as Perchik, Cameron Johnson as Fyedka and Bruce Sabath as Lazar Wolf.John Pankow & More Complete the Cast of Sharr White’s The TrueCasting is complete for The True, a new play by Sharr White (The Other Place) slated to make its world premiere with off-Broadway’s The New Group. Scott Elliott will direct the production, scheduled to begin previews on September 4 with an opening set for September 20 at The Pershing Square Signature Center. New to the cast are John Pankow (Mad About You), Glenn Fitzgerald (Othello) and Austin Cauldwell (Intimacy). They join previously announced stars Edie Falco, Michael McKean and Peter Scolari. The True is described as an intimate portrait of the bounds of love, loyalty and female power in the male-dominated world of 1977 patronage politics.New Musical by Dick Scanlan to Debut with Off-Broadway’s Transport GroupOff-Broadway company Transport Group has announced the world premiere musical Renascence as the kickoff to its 2018-2019 season. The show features a book by two-time Tony nominee Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie), music by Carmel Dean (composition debut) and lyrics from the poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay, whom the musical is based upon. Scanlan will co-direct the production with Transport Group Artistic Director Jack Cummings III, running from October 5 through November 17 at Abrons Arts Center. Casting will be announced at a later date.
Mar 23, 2012Adverse-events surveillance finds high-dose flu vaccine safeInvestigators monitoring adverse events after the introduction of high-dose trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (TIV-HD) found no new serious safety concerns, but some reported that serious events were higher for TIV-HD than for the standard trivalent inactivated vaccine (TIV), according to a report in Clinical Infectious Diseases. TIV-HD was licensed for adults 65 and older in December 2009. The authors, from the US Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, analyzed data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) in that age-group from Jul 1 through Dec 31, 2010, and found 606 reports for TIV-HD and 1,227 reports for TIV. Of those, 51 (8.4%) in the TIV-HD group were serious, compared with 123 (10.0%) in the TIV group. Among the serious events reported, recipients of TIV-HD had higher rates of gastrointestinal (9.8% vs 0.8%; 5 cases vs 1 case) and cardiac (17.6% vs 4.9%; 9 vs 6 cases) events. However, TIV-HD recipients had a lower incidence of Guillain-Barre syndrome (9.8% vs 31.7%; 5 vs 39 cases) and neurologic events as a whole (13.7% vs 43.9%; 7 vs 54 cases). The authors conclude, “During the first year after US licensure of TIV-HD, no new serious safety concerns were identified in VAERS. Our analyses suggested a clinically important imbalance between the reported and expected number of gastrointestinal events after TIV-HD receipt. Future studies should assess this potential association.” They also note that any finding from VAERS data should be interpreted with caution because of the inherent limitations of passive surveillance.Mar 22 Clin Infect Dis abstractH1N1 vaccination, infection yield similar antibody response during pregnancyAntibody response in pregnant women was the same whether they were vaccinated against pandemic 2009 H1N1 (pH1N1) or contracted the disease, and both routes conferred immunity to the women’s newborns, according to a small study in PLoS One yesterday. Researchers from the University of Colorado and vaccine maker Novartis analyzed blood from 16 women with confirmed pH1N1 infection, 14 women who received the pH1N1 vaccine, and 10 women without infection or vaccination. They performed hemagglutination inhibition (HAI) assays and linear regression analyses and determined that vaccination did not differ from infection during pregnancy with respect to (1) HAI titers at delivery, (2) HAI antibody decay slopes over time, and (3) HAI titers in cord blood. They conclude, “Vaccination against pH1N1 confers a similar HAI antibody response as compared to pH1N1 infection during pregnancy, both in quantity and quality. Illness or vaccination during pregnancy confers passive immunity to the newborn.”Mar 22 PLoS One studyIOM offers guidance for providing healthcare in catastrophesThe Institute of Medicine (IOM) this week published a resource manual to help healthcare organizations and other stakeholders determine how to make healthcare decisions in emergencies that overwhelm normal medical capacity, such as widespread epidemics and devastating earthquakes. The report, titled Crisis Standards of Care: A Systems Framework for Catastrophic Disaster Response, recommends a systems-based approach to allocating resources and provides templates and tools to help different stakeholders identify their core functions and responsibilities, the IOM said in a press release. It explained that a systems-based approach underscores the importance of coordination and integration across the full spectrum of stakeholders, such as healthcare organizations, public health agencies, first responders, and other government agencies. To be ready to shift quickly and effectively to crisis standards of care, the IOM said, each organization needs to identify in advance the core functions it must carry out in a crisis and who will be responsible for each task. The report’s templates are designed to help stakeholders define these responsibilities and to guide them in defining their criteria and process for shifting from usual to crisis standards of care. Also included are tools to help agencies get public input on crisis planning and disaster response. The report was sponsored by the US departments of Health and Human Services, Transportation, and Veterans Affairs.IOM report home pageReport briefMar 21 IOM press release
Advertisement cbkNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsidpWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebyrw( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) co4azyjWould you ever consider trying this?😱nnCan your students do this? 🌚gfvRoller skating! Powered by Firework Barcelona legend Rivaldo has strongly criticized the gestures towards the fans Philippe Coutinho made as part of his celebration upon scoring against Manchester United earlier this week. The Brazil great advised his compatriot to refrain himself from doing so in the future and urged him to step up on his game. Advertisement Coutinho arrived from Liverpool in January last year for a then reportedly, record fee of €142m. His inconsistencies have weighed down upon him leading him to come under heavy fire from fans. However, the winger scored a brilliant net buster from 25-yards concluding a dominant 3-0 win over Manchester United in the Champions League quarter final on Tuesday, but his celebration has the fans talking about him yet again.The Brazil international celebrated his goal by facing the home fans, putting his fingers in his ears and closing his eyes.Advertisement Brazil and Barcelona legend Rivaldo has come to criticize his compatriot for the gesture saying Coutinho should not have done that.“It was not a good gesture. He scored a great goal, but it’s never good to do something like that to the fans,” Rivaldo told Marca.Advertisement Rivaldo suggested the 26-year old winger let his performances do the talking instead.He said:“The supporters criticize him because they know he has to give more. I don’t know what happened to him during the week, what he read in the newspapers or saw on television, but you have to keep working, think about the next game and score goals.”However, with transfer talks in place, the former Brazil international encouraged Coutinho to stay at Camp Nou despite being not as successful as originally planned.“I would stay. He is a great player who cannot leave without being a Barcelona success because things haven’t gone well.”Barcelona inch closer to lifting another La Liga trophy, and are through to the semi-finals of the Champions League where they face Premier League leaders and previous runner-ups Liverpool.Read also:-Barcelona entice de Ligt to join club, offer bountiful contract till 2024 Advertisement
Another overtime. But this time the Good Guys won.Captain Sawyer Hunt got the last laugh on this former mates from the Bavarian City, scoring with 1:36 remaining in overtime to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 3-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Kimberley Dynamiters Wednesday night at the NDCC Arena.The win, the first of the season for the Leafs over the Eddie Mountain squad, allows Nelson to leapfrog over the Castlegar Rebels and Grand Forks Border Bruins and into second place in the Murdoch Division standings.
Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Dimakiling, Nouri shock Foreign GMs as Pinoy bets start strongly in Subic int’l tourney Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports The Philippines could have three clubs playing in Asian Football Confederation competitions next year, following the AFC’s decision to allot one slot to the country in the AFC Champions League preliminary round.Reigning United Football League champion Global FC will vie in the top club competition—the AFC Champions League—in the continent starting in January, while Ceres-La Salle will once again compete in the AFC Cup group stage.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH among economies most vulnerable to virus MOST READ Senators to proceed with review of VFA View comments Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter EDITORS’ PICK Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine We are young Global won’t have the luxury of time to prepare as it starts its bid against Singapore side Tampines Rovers on Jan. 24 at Rizal Memorial Stadium. The winner of the clash will travel to Australia for a Jan. 31 knockout match with A-League side Brisbane Roar. Chinese giants Shanghai Shenhua await the survivor of the game in Brisbane on Feb. 7 with the winner moving on to the main draw of the Champions League.Wanted: Foreign playersPalami said the club is still in the process of acquiring foreign players, as the likes of Omid Nazari, Milan Nikolic and Ivan Petrovic left Global after their championship winning season last October.If Global ends up playing in the second-tier competition, the AFC Cup, the Filipino side will be in Group F alongside Malaysian champion Johor Darul Tazim, Magwe of Myanmar and the winner between Boeung Ket Angkor of Cambodia and Lao Toyota of Laos in a playoff.Ceres landed in Group H with Vietnam league champ Ha Noi T and T, Felda United of Malaysia and Tampines Rovers of Singapore. If Tampines makes the Champions League main draw, Geylang International will take its place in the group.ADVERTISEMENT A third Philippine club—the Loyola Meralco Sparks—could make the AFC Cup, if Global qualifies for the main draw of the Champions League, where some of the biggest clubs in Australia, Japan, China, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates see action.The Sparks finished third in the UFL league competition this year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliHonor“It’s a huge honor and a responsibility at the same time being the pioneering Philippine club in the Champions’ League,” said Global chief executive Dan Palami, who is also manager of the national men’s football team.“It’s going to be a tough journey since we’ll have to win three games before reaching the group stages. But I’m happy for Philippine football. Having a Philippine club in the Champions League is a testament to the growth and development of the sport in the country.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise
Doubts have been expressed by one of the leading experts into the disappearance of MH370 into claims of a “third entity” being responsible for the plane’s fate.Ghyslain Wattrelos, who lost family members, traveling on MH370, has claimed the possibility that a “third entity” could be involved.French authorities continuing with their investigation have suggested new theories to explore. According to an AP story “in particular, the investigators found “inconsistencies” in the Malaysian investigation’s official report, and the presence of “curious” passengers, whom “we should continue to investigate”.See our comprehensive MH370 coverage“Among them is a Malaysian traveler with a troubling profile: he was seated under the Satcom module, and proved to be an expert in aeronautics, according to Ghyslain Wattrelos and his lawyer,” the AP report said.The French plan to visit Boeing and the FBI, after an earlier trip in September last year was canceled over what is termed after US authorities allegedly opposed the trip.The suggestion is that this third person may have hacked into the satcom unit to disguise the plane’s flight path.Responding to the allegations in the AP story Victor Iannello, one of the most respected independent experts into the disappearance of MH370 said in his blog “it’s not clear what additional information the French investigators expect to obtain while in the US. Boeing has cooperated with the Annex 13 investigation team and is unlikely to provide private French investigators with data that has not already been made public. Meanwhile, the FBI is unlikely to release information on matters related to ongoing or past investigations.”Mr Iannello goes onto say that the mysterious “third entity” referred to by Mr Wattrelos that might be selling software capable of maliciously altering SATCOM data is also unknown, although there are a handful of companies in the US and Canada that supply hardware and software for designing, building, and testing parts of the Inmarsat network.“Independent investigators that are studying this mystery are at an impasse. Although the overwhelming consensus is that MH370 did indeed crash in the Southern Indian Ocean, the considerable efforts of official and private investigators have not succeeded in locating the debris field on the seabed. The data we have, notably the satellite data, is imprecise, so additional data is needed to reconstruct the trajectory of the plane.”Leading oceanographers suggest that the debris field lies just outside the area that has been searched to date.Mr. Iannello adds that “there is always the chance that during Mr. Wattrelos’ visit to the US, some new evidence or insights will be uncovered that help us to better understand the disappearance and to find the plane.”However, he says “more likely, the existence of helpful new information will be found in Malaysia.”Another article published in the L’Essor, which is the unofficial and self-described French journal for the military police says that the investigators of the research section (SR) of the Gendarmerie Air Transport (GTA) are waiting for the green light from US authorities to travel to the United States related to the MH370 case.The article says “the SR of the GTA is responsible for the judicial inquiry, opened in France, on the death of 239 people, including four French, aboard the Boeing 777 which disappeared on March 8, 2014, after taking off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing.”It adds that “the gendarmes work within the framework of an international rogatory commission launched in October 2017 by the French justice. A trip to the United States, scheduled for September, had to be canceled and French investigators are waiting for the green light from the US authorities.”“The investigators want to check overseas if a US company sells software capable of reprogramming or even hacking the Satcom. This system is used by airlines to transmit messages about the state of the aircraft in flight and its communications,” says L’EssorMr. Iannello comments further saying “this story, if true, suggests that the French judiciary system, and in turn the military police that are assigned to the case, are seriously considering whether the Inmarsat data was corrupted by a malicious intrusion into the SATCOM onboard MH370. Considering that the Inmarsat data is consistent with the aircraft crashing in the SIO near the 7th arc and that the timing and location of the recovered parts from the aircraft also suggest that the aircraft crashed in the SIO, to doubt the Inmarsat data implies doubting the veracity of the recovered parts. This is the first time a government investigative body is known to be seriously considering a hack of the SATCOM combined with the planting of debris.”“To say the least, most private investigators believe there are more productive avenues to pursue. However, an honest, competent investigation of any type is to be welcomed, and there is always the chance some new evidence or insights will be uncovered that help us to better understand the disappearance and to find the plane.”
Alchemy Systems has announced that retail industry veteran Mike Limauro has joined the company as vice president of asset protection, risk and safety programs. Limauro will work closely with Alchemy clients around the world as they evaluate and enhance their own safety and asset protection programs.“Mike has a great track record at leading retailers in combining creative thinking and new technologies to drive profit expansion and improve safety programs,” said Jeff Eastman, CEO of Alchemy Systems. “Mike has been directing loss prevention programs for more than 20 years at grocery chains, big box retailers, and upscale department stores and will be instrumental in assisting our retail clients to take their asset protection and risk management programs to the next level.”“Having been a client for many years, I’ve seen first-hand how Alchemy solutions can improve customer service, raise employee engagement scores, and drive profitability,” said Limauro.- Sponsor – Prior to Alchemy, Limauro was vice president of asset protection at Weis Markets, where he was responsible for loss prevention, safety, risk management, insurance, food safety and quality control. He has also held senior loss prevention leadership positions at Kmart and SuperValu. He is on the board of directors for the Loss Prevention Foundation and the editorial board for Innovative Retail Technologies magazine. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now