JAMPRO Seeking to Tap into Lucrative Animation Industry

first_imgThe Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is positioning Jamaica to tap into the lucrative animation industry. The global market for animation, inclusive of outsourcing activities, is estimated to gross earnings of between US$5 billion and US$175 billion annually. Animation is defined as the art or process of preparing and developing drawings, commonly referred to as a cartoon, which depicts humor, satire, or any other symbolism. JAMPRO’s Creative Industries Manager and Film Commissioner, Kim Marie Spence, says in addition to income generation, the industry presents opportunities for job creation and technology development. “We feel (that) it is a 21st century industry that offers us technologically transferrable skills. Also, animation is a labour-intensive industry that entails the placement of creations frame by frame, moving (a certain) amount of frames per second,” she outlines.    Noting that Jamaica is “new on scene” she says the sector is currently in “development” phase, with a number of advancements piloted over the last two years. “In that short space of time…three studios (have been established), and they are at different levels of development. There is GSW Studios…that is presently doing animation outsourcing work; they are doing work for an overseas studio, so we are supporting the establishment of studios,” she informs. Additionally, JAMPRO has been collaborating with UTech to add a Bachelor’s Degree in Animation to its slate of programmes for the 2013/14 academic year, and the agency has staged a number of public lectures for persons and entities with an expressed interest in animation. The first, Ms. Spence tells JIS News, was held two years ago, and the most recent, on December 14. The first lecture, she says, was focused on the business of animation, and looking at how extensive the industry is and how rapidly it has grown. She notes that at the initial lecture, there was a lot of skepticism on the part of those who attended, but “we were able to have a number of different players come together, and hear about the possibilities of the (local) animation industry.” The most recent lecture, on December 14, was facilitated by the Japan Foundation and the Japanese Embassy in Jamaica, and hosted in JAMPRO’s business auditorium. It featured a presentation by prominent Japanese Manga artist and lecturer, Takuya Kurita. Manga is indigenous Japanese animation, developed during the 19th century. A huge industry in Japan, Manga grosses in excess of US$5 billion annually, and commands one-third of that country’s entire publication industry. The visit by Mr. Kurita and his delegation was the first official trip to Jamaica by a Manga artist. Mr. Kurita’s presentation, which focused on the topic: ‘Evolution of Japanese Manga and its Characteristics’, was one of three engagements during his two-day visit. The others were two workshops, staged on December 13 at the University of Technology (UTech), and the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. Speaking at the lecture at JAMPRO, Japan’s Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Yasuo Takase, pointed out that Manga is regarded as literature in his country. “Manga includes a broad range of genres, including: romance, history, adventure, science fiction, and business. People of all ages read Manga. In my opinion, what distinguishes Japanese Manga from Western comics is the depth of the story. By reading it, we often learn what is important for our lives, such as love, friendships and social norms,” he explained. Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Anthony Hylton, expressed gratitude to the Embassy, the Japan Foundation, and Mr. Kurita  for facilitating and staging the activities, pointed out that the gesture would go a long way in “deepening the cultural links between Jamaica and Japan; a very strong friendship that can only get stronger”. Ms. Spence says that the lectures and workshops are important in developing the craft. “We realize that, in as much as we, at JAMPRO, are looking at the business element, there are a number of different factors that we have to look at. So those who have an interest in animation…we bring them out to events, like these, so that we are able to relay information to them about the prospects for jobs, (and) ways to develop. She notes that some persons are at home doing animation, “but in no structured way that we…know about, so we have to use these events to bring them out, and also to educate them further on the activity they are doing.” In noting the economic constraints that the government currently faces, and the fact that animation-related activities require a medium to high budget to undertake, Ms. Spence says inputs, such as those provided by the Japanese Embassy and Japan Foundation, is welcome and timely. “Through partnerships, (the) government sends an important signal in the economy about what we are interested in and what we are willing to support,” she argues. In pointing to the growing interest in animation, particularly among young people whom she says, have been “captured”, Ms. Spence underscores the need for all relevant stakeholders, who can influence the industry’s growth, to utilise all resources in doing so. “We need to utilise the Diaspora contacts; we need to get strategic. We have to look for new industries and animation is something that is popular,” she contends. Ms. Spence points to the success of popular British children’s animated series “Rasta Mouse”, as an example of the existing demand for Jamaican material and programming content. “Rasta Mouse is, basically, about a Jamaican Rastafarian mouse whose philosophy is about peace and love, etcetera; and we didn’t make it. It was made by a Trinidadian animator. What (that) does, is to send a signal that we need to start doing it (producing material for the global market). “We have been more successful with the music content aspect, definitely the Reggae industry. But there is demand for Jamaican content in a different kind of media. We have seen it with our films…people want to know more about Jamaica-centric content,” she states, while citing the popularity of the local television animation series, “Cabby Chronicles”. Regarding the local animation sector’s potential, Ms. Spence says it is currently “too early” to determine this, in light of the fact that it is still a “growing industry”. She was quick to point out, however, that the sector’s growth potential is contingent on stakeholders’ inputs. “Our research shows that the opportunity is there. It’s now for us to get ready for that opportunity. Because animation is a skilled industry…we need to actually train our people to be able to take advantage of the opportunities…it’s our plug for investment. We are happy about (the progress made thus far), but there is a lot more to go,” Ms. Spence says.last_img read more

Children to Benefit from Diaspora Golf Tournament

first_imgJamaica Children Project (JCP) will be the beneficiary of the Jamaica Diaspora Golf Open to be held on June 16 at the Cinnamon Hill Golf Course in Rose Hall, Montego Bay.The tournament will coincide with the staging of the 5th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference from June 16 to 19 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.The JCP, which is an initiative of the Jamaica American Chamber of Commerce (JACC), benefits children in Jamaica through the provision of grants in the areas of education, housing, healthcare, and social and economic development. It was instituted in 1993.At a recent forum at the Sunset Resort in Montego Bay, where details of the tournament were revealed, President of the JACC and the JCP, George Patsalas, expressed pleasure that the country’s children would benefit from the staging of the event.“The funds that we gain from events like this go to organisations in Jamaica that support children, and we hope that it is a great success as children will be benefitting from it,” he stated.The Hanover-based Western Regional Committee for the Disabled, which houses physically and mentally challenged children, is among the beneficiaries of the JCP.It has also provided furniture for the Montpelier College Development Fund, a small high school, which caters to needy children in St. James, and assisted with renovation of classrooms, laboratory equipment and computers.The JCP has also been working with the St. Mary’s Preparatory School, the Montego Bay Maritime Park Children’s Programme, the Mustard Seed Communities, and other educational institutions and organisations working for the welfare of children.The golf tournament will tee off at 10:00 a.m. Registration is $10,000, and includes the green fees, golf cart, candy, taxes and service charge.Players will have the opportunity to win a variety of prizes, including a watch from Bijoux Duty Free Shop, a Blackberry Z10 Smartphone from Digicel, or US$25,000. Reservation for the tournament may be made by calling 792-3730.Contact: Garfield L. Anguslast_img read more

There Are Alternatives To State Care For Children

first_img The Child Development Agency (CDA), is encouraging families to explore alternatives to State care for children in need of care and protection, as it continues to reach out to vulnerable children who are referred to the agency as result of abuse, neglect, trauma, disability, among other factors.The CDA, which falls under the Ministry of Youth and Culture, has been seeking to address some of the issues affecting families, through the implementation of a number of programmes, including the Children and Family Support Unit (CFSU).Established in 2009, the CFSU provides intervention pertinent to the needs of vulnerable children and their families, and is seen as an alternative programme, which prevents children from being placed into State care.Since 2009, a total of 2,229 cases have been received by the CDA, 58 of which were mentioned in the courts. The remaining cases were dealt with outside of the court system.CFSU Supervisor at the CDA, Jean Duhaney, explains that the programme is also aimed at maintaining functional family units, and provides access to available social protection programmes, while seeking to engage stakeholder organizations in various sectors.“The programme allows families to take on responsibilities, without seeing State care as the first option. It serves a valuable purpose, because sometimes there may be a breakdown in the family, and we have to intervene, and re-unite them in some cases,” Ms. Duhaney says.She credits other social protection programmes, such as the Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH), Mico Care, Child Guidance System, and the Poor Relief Department, for playing an integral role in the CFSU.“These organizations provide continuous support to the CDA, which to a large extent, assist a lot of broken families in numerous ways,” Ms. Duhaney tells JIS News.The programme caters to children between 5 and 17 years of age from all walks of life, and offers a wide range of benefits, including financial, social and psychological assistance.She says that parents who wish to be a part of the programme, are required to visit the nearest CDA parish or family court office, and relate whatever challenges they are experiencing to an on duty police officer.“At every court office, there is an intake desk for the CDA. Parents and caregivers are normally required to submit their case information through this medium. The Officer on duty will document the basic information, and a time period is normally given, as it relates to the officer who is to be assigned to the case. When the case information is sent to the CDA, within seven days we make contact with parents and child. So, based on the need and  nature of the case, we take the next appropriate action,” the CSFU Supervisor explains.She tells JIS News that counseling is also provided by the CDA, for families who are in dire need of immediate assistance, for various reasons.“We have our own internal psychologist, in terms of burning situations. Under normal circumstances, we make referrals to stakeholder organizations, but we recognize that referring our clients to stakeholder organizations in some cases, is sometimes drawn out, so we utilize our own forces to speed up the process, in special cases,” she says.Ms. Duhaney adds that families also benefit from parenting seminars, which forms part of the activities for Parent Month, observed in November of each year.“This year we want to do things differently, where we include our stakeholders from the planning to the implementation phase. At the end of day, our objective is to get them involved, so that they will be able to make presentations on the different aspects of parenting, which will be beneficial to parents and caregivers,” she says.Special emphasis is also placed on extremely vulnerable families, who are unable to supply their basic needs, on a daily basis.“From time to time, parents come in to our offices indicating that they have a number of challenges, for example, physical or financial, and cannot function in the day to day environment, and so we depend on the stakeholders outside of the CDA to provide assistance, depending on the nature of the situation,” Ms. Duhaney  points out.She notes that there are instances where persons in need of immediate financial support are provided with a small subsidy, to aid with transportation or lunch.“Each case is based on need,  so we are always exploring different avenues to assist families based on the case information presented,” she says.Ms. Duhaney tells JIS News that counseling is also provided to families, children in particular, at all levels, with the assistance of social workers attached to the CDA, and other stakeholders, as well as guidance counselors in schools.“We work closely with the schools to carry out our intervention. We conduct regular school visits, because we have to check the data that we get from parents at the intake desk. We interface with guidance counselors, in particular, because they are more able to identify a child in need of care and protection, and they can just call the CDA and make a report immediately,” she says.The CFSU also hosts a number of social events, geared at engaging families in several activities. These include: a culture day, an annual Christmas treat, and a summer camp.“We host these activities to let the children know that they are well appreciated. We not only assist them psychologically, but we also show them that there is another side to life, as it relates to social inclusion,” she tells JIS News.She is however, encouraging parents and care givers to not always view State care as the first option when problems arise with children within the home, but to seek other alternatives, such as counselling.Established in 2004, the CDA provides support to children in need of care and protection; carries out advocacy/public education programmes to prevent child abuse; investigates reports of child abuse, abandonment and neglect; provides quality care for children who are brought into State care; and advises government on policy and legal issues relating to children. CDA is encouraging families to explore alternatives to State care for children in need of care and protection The programme is also aimed at maintaining functional family units Story Highlights The CFSU provides intervention pertinent to the needs of vulnerable children and their familieslast_img read more

House Approves Bill to Set Up MOCA as Independent Body

first_imgStory Highlights The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) Act was passed in the House of Representatives recently. The organisation will be transformed into an elite law-enforcement investigative agency, operating autonomously of the Jamaica Constabulary Force. “Since 2014, they have undertaken some 904 operations and have arrested 1,054 persons. Of that amount, 684 persons have been charged and, so far from those charges, 146 convictions have been handed down, and other cases are ongoing,” he said. The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) Act was passed in the House of Representatives recently.The Bill seeks to establish MOCA as an independent body to fight organised crime in Jamaica, including detecting and investigating crime kingpins and persons who facilitate their activities.The organisation will be transformed into an elite law-enforcement investigative agency, operating autonomously of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.Closing the debate, Minister of National Security, Hon. Robert Montague, said MOCA continues to play an invaluable role in the administration of justice in the country.“Since 2014, they have undertaken some 904 operations and have arrested 1,054 persons. Of that amount, 684 persons have been charged and, so far from those charges, 146 convictions have been handed down, and other cases are ongoing,” he said.The Minister noted that the establishment of MOCA as an independent body will enhance the country’s crime-fighting efforts.“MOCA will not be a substitute for the Jamaica Constabulary Force, nor any other law-enforcement agency for that matter. MOCA’s establishment will complement existing law-enforcement agencies and will in no way diminish their powers or authority. We expect that through partnership and cooperation, MOCA will only serve to strengthen our law-enforcement capabilities,” he said.last_img read more

Top News of the Week December 9 – 14, 2013

first_imgzoom Hyundai Heavy Enters MOU on Development of MOBILE POWERSHIPPolaris Shipping Co., Ltd., Korea Midland Power Co., Ltd., Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., and Siemens Energy Solutions Ltd. signed a Memorandum of Understanding at COEX Intercontinental Hotel in Seoul on December 10, 2013 to develop MOBILE POWERSHIP, an integration of shipbuilding and power generating technology in which a highly efficient power generating facility will be installed onto a FSRU (Floating Storage Regasification Unit) for the very first time in the world.German Navy Frigate ‘Baden-Württemberg’ ChristenedThe first of a total of four 125 Class frigates for the German Navy was today christened “Baden-Württemberg” at a ceremony at the Hamburg site of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems – a company of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions. This is an important milestone in the construction program for the F125 Class frigates. The delivery of this first frigate is scheduled for November 2016. The order for the four ships is worth around €2 billion in total.Australian Navy’s LHD Loaded onto ‘Blue Marlin’ (Spain)NAVANTIA loaded out the Royal Australian Navy’s second Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) “Adelaide” onto the “Blue Marlin” vessel of Dockwise yesterday at the Vigo inlet.Drydocks World Creates History in Marine and Offshore OperationsDrydocks World the internationally renowned provider of maritime and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas and energy sectors, created history in marine and offshore operations. A marvel of onshore engineering and production operations, this feat was achieved when Drydocks World lifted the 10,000-tonne topside of the first gravity base of the semi-submersible and world’s largest offshore HVDC platform structure DolWin beta to a height of 52.8 metres from the dock bottom.Second Livestock Carrier Delivered to VroonVroon has taken delivery of the second of four livestock carriers, MV Ganado Express, built at the Cosco Shipyard in Guangdong for Vroon. The remaining two vessels are scheduled for delivery early in 2014.last_img read more

MacGregor Brings Out Its Steering Control System …

first_imgzoom MacGregor, part of Cargotec, presented a new addition to its Hatlapa product range: the steering control system, Hebe. It will be offered as an integrated part of the company’s Hatlapa range of steering gear solutions and its inclusion will deliver operational and equipment compatibility benefits for customers.The name Hebe for the steering control system follows the tradition of naming Hatlapa’s steering gear products after Greek gods and goddesses, Hebe is the goddess of youth.“Selling an integrated steering gear package affords several important advantages,” says Jörg Tollmien, Head of Sales for MacGregor’s Hatlapa products. “Sourcing a number of linked products from a single company helps shipyards simplify their supply chains. Minimising the number of suppliers also makes it much easier for shipowners to manage their servicing requirements throughout the equipment’s lifetime.”“The lower the number of interfaces that have to be handled by the yard the better,” he continues. “This approach eliminates potential problems with equipment compatibility. The control system and hydraulic actuator must be combined in the right way, and who better to do this job than the steering gear manufacturer? The systems are designed to be fully mutually compatible and they work extremely well together.”“Hebe main steering control systems are designed for operation from nominal 24V DC or 110/230/440V AC power supplies and are suitable for virtually all SOLAS vessel types and high speed craft,” says Carsten Pump, Hatlapa steering gear specialist at MacGregor. “They can also offer cost effective control solutions for smaller non-SOLAS units such as workboats and patrol craft.“The modular aspect of the Hebe series provides a flexible approach to customised control requirements for single and multiple rudders – including operator selectable independent or synchronous operating mode facilities if appropriate – and can also be configured to interface with Azimuth steering pods and steering jets.”The Hatlapa steering gear portfolio comprises four-cylinder ram-type steering gear up to 8,893 kNm, two-cylinder ram-type steering gear up to 950 kNm, rotary vane-type steering gear up to 1,100 kNm, twin-rudder steering gear, compact piston type steering gear and rudder carriers.“The Hebe system is also compatible with MacGregor’s Porsgrunn steering gear,” notes Steinar Eliassen, responsible for Porsgrunn steering gear. Porsgrunn rotary vane-type steering gear has a torque range of between 600 and 5,850 kNm.Press Release, May 13, 2014last_img read more

NYK Admits to Foul Play in South Africa

first_imgzoom Japanese shipping liner Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha Ltd. (NYK) agreed to pay a ZAR 104 million (USD 8.5m) fine after admitting liability for several instances of price fixing, market allocation and collusive bidding for tenders to transport motor vehicles to and from South Africa, the Competition Commission of South Africa announced in a statement.The Commission found that NYK colluded on 14 tenders with its competitors for the transportation of motor vehicles by sea issued by several automotive manufacturers to and from South Africa, including BMW, Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan, and Honda among others.This settlement followed the Commission’s investigation of collusive conduct against shipping liners, namely: Mitsui O.S.K Lines; Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd; Compania Sud Americana de Vapores; Hoegh Autoliners Holdings AS; Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics; Eukor Car Carriers; and NYK that they allegedly fixed prices, divided markets and tendered collusively in respect of the provision of deep sea transportation services.The Commission’s investigation is continuing against the rest of the respondents.Back in December 2014, NYK was fined USD 59.4 million by the Maryland District Court, USA, for conspiring to agree on prices, allocating customers, refraining from bidding against its co-conspirators, and exchanging customer pricing information.Susumu Tanaka, who acted as a manager, deputy general manager and general manager in NYK’s car carrier division at the time, pleaded guilty to involvement in the conspiracy to fix prices, and was sentenced to 15 months in prison in March 2015.last_img read more

RINA Buys Edif Group

first_imgzoom Genoa-based classification society RINA has signed an agreement for the acquisition of the Edif Group, the UK provider of technical inspection and engineering consultancy services, for £118.5 million (around USD 173.24 million).The acquisition results in an expanded international geographic footprint for RINA, particularly in the US, UK and Germany, as explained by RINA.“This acquisition is strategic and fits very well with RINA due to Edif’s profile in the marine industry. The ERA engineering consultancy and the NDE testing, inspection and certification business have an excellent reputation built on excellence, much in the same way as RINA,” Ugo Salerno, RINA’s CEO comments.The Edif Group, a portfolio company of Phoenix Equity Partners, includes the ERA engineering consultancy and the NDE testing, inspection and certification business.“I am proud to have co-founded and grown the Edif Group from a standing start over the last 5 years, alongside my colleagues in the Edif team and with the backing of Phoenix Equity Partners,” Rob Dilworth, Edif’s CEO says.As a result of the deal, RINA says it will employ approximately 3,000 staff and 1,500 associates in over 80 offices in 163 countries.last_img read more

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href=”https://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/283310/essar-ports-green-ports-are-the-future-of-the-industry/” class=”readmore”>read more &rarr;</a></div><div class=”block block-news sponsored”> <h2><a href=”https://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/279646/interview-scrubbers-could-eventually-need-constant-washwater-monitoring/”>Scrubbers to Eventually Need Constant Washwater Monitoring?</a></h2> <a href=”https://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/279646/interview-scrubbers-could-eventually-need-constant-washwater-monitoring/” title=”Interview: Scrubbers Could Eventually Need Constant Washwater Monitoring” ><img width=”300″ height=”160″ src=”https://worldmaritimenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/scrubber-monitoring-300×160.jpeg” class=”attachment-category-thumb size-category-thumb wp-post-image” alt=”Shipping” srcset=”https://worldmaritimenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/scrubber-monitoring-300×160.jpeg 300w, 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Frontline Posts USD 265 Mn Loss for Full Year

first_imgzoom John Fredriksen’s Frontline ended the year in the red having reported a net loss of USD 248.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2017 and a net loss of USD 264.9 million for the full year.The poor financial results were attributed to, among other things, an impairment loss of USD 164.2 million on nine VLCCs leased from Ship Finance, as well as three vessels for which the leases with Ship Finance were terminated in 2017, and a USD 112.8 million impairment loss on goodwill in relation to Frontline 2012.The full-year loss is being recorded on the back of a profit of USD 117 million for the year ended December 31, 2016.“The spot rates in the fourth quarter were weak, as inventory draws impacted a freight market that was already suffering from high fleet growth. At the same time, the key drivers for the tanker market, crude oil demand and the world economy remain strong, and we may also be nearing the end of the cycle of inventory draws. The headwind factors experienced in 2017 could turn in our favour possibly towards the end of the year. The quarter shows Frontline’s resilience in weak markets, which is the direct result of low break-even levels and access to competitively priced capital,“ Robert Hvide Macleod, Chief Executive Officer of Frontline Management AS, said.“With asset values, rates and Frontline’s cash break-even rates at historically low levels our downside risk is limited. We are in a unique position to capitalize on increases in both asset values and rates and we have a strong liquidity position in excess of USD 300 million as at the end of December 2017,” Inger M. Klemp, Chief Financial Officer of Frontline Management AS, added.Since the beginning of the year, the company took delivery of the VLCC newbuildings Front Empire and Front Princess and the LR2/Aframax newbuilding Front Polaris.In February 2018, the oil tanker shipping company extended the terms of its senior unsecured loan facility of up to USD 275 million with an affiliate of Hemen Holding by 12 months. Following the extension, the loan is repayable in November 2019.Frontline’s total liquidity as at the end of December 2017 was approximately USD 307 million.In addition, earlier this month Frontline agreed with Ship Finance to terminate the long-term charter for the 1998-built VLCC Front Circassia.last_img read more

Les élèves de la NouvelleÉcosse célèbrent le Mois des jeunes scientifiques

first_imgLa récolte de tomates de l’espace et l’étude de l’énergie éolienne sont deux exemples de projets entrepris par les élèves néo-écossais dans le cadre du Mois des jeunes scientifiques. « La science aide à former l’esprit des futurs inventeurs et chercheurs de la Nouvelle-Écosse, a dit Marilyn More, ministre de l’Éducation. Lorsque des possibilités d’apprentissage sont présentées d’une façon amusante et intéressante, il n’y a aucune limite aux découvertes passionnantes que peuvent faire les élèves. » Le Mois des jeunes scientifiques a été créé par Sciences jeunesse Canada en reconnaissance des découvertes intéressantes et novatrices effectuées par les jeunes dans le domaine des sciences. En Nouvelle-Écosse, le programme de sciences fait la promotion du côté pratique et intellectuel de l’apprentissage. Par l’entremise de la résolution de problèmes, de la recherche et de la prise de décisions, la science fait la promotion de la découverte et du plaisir. « Les élèves sont naturellement curieux, et la science leur donne l’occasion d’explorer leurs intérêts et de prendre des décisions sur des choses vraiment intéressantes et complexes, a dit Joyce Morrison, directrice de l’école élémentaire Greenfield à New Waterford. Si vous donnez aux élèves les bons outils et l’environnement d’apprentissage approprié, ils exploreront. » Des projets tels que Tomatosphère font la promotion de l’exploration et de l’apprentissage amusant. Tomatosphère est un projet de sensibilisation pédagogique qui fait découvrir l’espace et la nutrition à des milliers d’élèves du pays. À l’aide de semences de tomates qui ont voyagé de la Terre à la Station spatiale internationale pour ensuite revenir sur Terre, les élèves doivent découvrir des façons de fournir des aliments nutritifs aux équipes qui séjournent dans l’espace pendant de longues périodes. Des centaines d’élèves de la Nouvelle-Écosse ont participé avec grand succès au projet Tomatosphère. « La science n’est plus seulement la lecture et la recherche, mais inclut aussi les expériences et la pensée, a dit Marilyn Webster, consultante en sciences pour le ministère de l’Éducation. L’exploration et la recherche critique assurent la participation active des élèves à leur apprentissage, ce qui permet de produire des penseurs et des questionneurs. » Le programme « The Energy Around Us » enseigne la découverte par l’expérimentation. Cette initiative conjointe des ministères de l’Éducation et de l’Énergie incite les élèves de la 9e année à étudier d’autres sources d’énergie et à les comparer à l’énergie éolienne. Une série de ressources sera offerte à certaines classes de la province pour aider les élèves à mieux comprendre les enjeux liés au développement durable, y compris le lien entre l’énergie et le changement climatique. Les élèves devront également suggérer des solutions qui peuvent faire une différence dans leurs communautés en ce qui a trait à l’énergie renouvelable. Les élèves présenteront leurs conclusions lors d’une célébration en juin. En mars et en avril, les élèves pourront également mettre à profit leurs talents, leurs capacités et leur créativité lors d’une série d’expo-sciences régionales. Les expo-sciences inspirent les entrepreneurs et les scientifiques de demain en encourageant les programmes de sciences et l’apprentissage novateur. Pour obtenir plus d’information sur les expo-sciences régionales (en anglais seulement), consultez le site www.sciencefairinfo.ns.ca.last_img read more

Heritage Projects Receive Funding

first_img encourage the sale of arts and crafts made in Nova Scotia develop financial support within the community improve leadership and program skills of heritage board members, employees, and volunteers develop strategies to communicate with new audiences increase community co-operation around heritage resources “Important support from this program assists the Association of Nova Scotia Museums with the capacity to provide real tools to engage, educate and help sustain community museums,” said Anita Price, managing director of the Association of Nova Scotia Museums. Applications are reviewed annually by a peer adjudication panel that makes its recommendation to the Heritage Division of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. The panel includes representatives from Nova Scotia’s four heritage regions: Cape Breton, northeast, southwest, and central; the Association of Nova Scotian Museums; and the Council of Nova Scotia Archives. The Strategic Development Initiative can provide a maximum financial contribution of 75 per cent toward a project. A list of 2010-11 recipients is posted online at www.gov.ns.ca/tch/heritage_sdi.asp. The Strategic Development Initiative has supported 140 heritage projects since 2000. The government is enhancing and developing heritage projects for the enjoyment of Nova Scotians across the province. Twelve applicants for heritage projects will share $200,000 as part of the Strategic Development Initiative. The Strategic Development Initiative encourages archives, community museums, municipal governments, regional development authorities, and non-profit groups to co-operate on projects that build on their community’s heritage assets. “Our partners have excellent ideas for sustainable made-in-Nova-Scotia heritage projects,” said Percy Paris, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. “We’re pleased to help strengthen their ideas and the heritage sector through funding support.” Applicants must meet one or more of the following criteria:last_img read more

Premier Welcomes Federal Commitment to Clean Energy in Nova Scotia

first_imgNova Scotia businesses and families would pay less to enjoy the benefits of clean, renewable electricity from the Lower Churchill hydro project because of support promised today, March 31, by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Prime Minister Harper announced a commitment to provide support for the project through a loan guarantee, or equivalent financial support, while speaking in St. John’s. “This is wonderful news,” said Premier Dexter. “I spoke to Mr. Harper this evening, and affirmed that this project is a win-win for all of us, that will change the economic landscape of this province and the region for generations to come. “The Lower Churchill project is a game changer for Atlantic Canada, and a major environmental and energy win for all of Canada.” Premier Dexter noted that all national party leaders have committed their support to the project. The deal to build the $6.2 billion Muskrat Falls portion of the Lower Churchill hydro-electricity project was announced Nov. 18 by Premier Dexter and then Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador Danny Williams, in conjunction with project partners Emera and Nalcor Energy. In exchange for a 20 per cent investment in the construction of the project, Nova Scotia will receive 20 per cent of the electricity generated over the next 35 years, accounting for 8-10 per cent of the province’s electricity needs once it starts flowing in 2017. “Building this project is building our nation,” said Premier Dexter. “No longer will Nova Scotia be at the end of the line as far as power is concerned. Rather we will be at the centre of an efficient loop connecting Newfoundland and Labrador to the Maritimes, New England and Quebec.” The electricity will travel to Nova Scotia by way of the Maritime Link, a $1.2 billion sub-sea cable between Newfoundland and Labrador and Cape Breton. In addition to transmission infrastructure upgrades within and between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, the project will provide the opportunity for further energy integration and cooperation across the region. “We always said that this project was a go whether we got federal support or not, but this commitment means real dollars saved for the ratepayers that are going to be receiving the benefits of federal support, and a new source of clean, renewable energy,” said Premier Dexter.last_img read more

Governor General Visits Membertou

first_img “I am honoured to represent the province of Nova Scotia at this significant event,” said Mr. Corbett. “This is a wonderful opportunity to share with Their Excellencies the proud history and rich culture of this successful and innovative Mi’kmaq community.” Their Excellencies visited Membertou following a tour of Cape Breton University. Their three-day visit to Nova Scotia took place May 31-June 2. One of five Mi’kmaq communities in Cape Breton, Membertou is an urban First Nation with a population of 1,260 people and employs over 540 people. Membertou Corporate Division successfully manages 11 diverse and financially successful companies including Anaia Global Renewable Energies, First Fishermen Seafoods and Membertou Geomatics. For more information on the Governor General’s visit to Nova Scotia, please visit www.gg.ca. For further information on Membertou please visit www.membertou.com. A drumming performance by The Sons of Membertou, Mi’kmaq dancing, and a performance of O Canada in Mi’kmaq by Membertou Elementary School students are some of the highlights of the official visit by Gov. Gen. David Johnston to the community of Membertou, today, June 2. He was accompanied by his wife Her Excellency Sharon Johnston. Membertou Chief Terrance Paul also hosted a luncheon in honour of Their Excellencies’ visit which was attended by Deputy Premier Frank Corbett, Mi’kmaq chiefs from throughout Cape Breton and Membertou community leaders. “We are delighted to welcome Their Excellencies to our community,” said Chief Paul. “We are proud of our accomplishments in preserving the past while embracing the future. Their visit with us today is yet another affirmation of the progress of our people towards a more certain future.” The luncheon was followed by a tour of the community including: a viewing of Membertou’s dreamcatcher exhibit which demonstrates Membertou’s focus on engaging the community’s young people in order to shape a successful future an overview of the planned Membertou Sports and Wellness Centre scheduled to open in 2012 a viewing of sculptures featuring past Mi’kmaq leaders including Grand Chief Henri Membertou, Grand Chief Donald Marshall Sr. and Donald Marshall Jr. – all of whom played a role in improving the lives of Mi’kmaq people a discussion with Membertou senior executives and Cape Breton University graduates on how their academic achievements have been applied to their leadership roles in Membertou.last_img read more

Well Users Urged to Exercise Caution

first_imgNova Scotians affected by flooding who use wells for drinking water should follow safety steps to protect their health and safety. If a property is flooded, residents should stop using well water for drinking, cooking or bathing until the flooding has stopped and the well can be flushed, disinfected and tested. Residents should also stay away from well pumps during flooding to avoid an electric shock, and hire a professional to re-start the pump, if required. For the Department of Environment emergency fact sheet on well safety during, and after, a flood, visit www.gov.ns.ca/nse/water/docs/FACT.SHEET.Well-Water-After-a-Flood.pdf . -30-last_img read more

PCs NDP join Premier in congratulating Sidney Crosby

first_imgNova Scotia’s three main political party leaders are joining together to congratulate Sidney Crosby on his selection as captain of the Canadian men’s Olympic hockey team. Mr. Crosby, of Cole Harbour, will lead Team Canada at next month’s Sochi Olympics. The NHL star famously scored the winning goal in overtime four years ago at the Vancouver Olympics, beating the United States to earn Canada the gold medal. “This is another remarkable achievement from a remarkable young man,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “Sidney Crosby is a great athlete and a born leader and I believe all Nova Scotians will join with me in wishing him and his teammates the best of luck as they carry our country’s hopes at one of the greatest sporting events on Earth.” “I’m both proud and excited to see Sidney Crosby will be leading our national men’s hockey team at the Olympics,” said Progressive Conservative Party Leader Jamie Baillie. “He’s a role model on and off the ice, demonstrating hard work and determination, while constantly taking time to give back to his community and his sport.” Interim Leader Maureen MacDonald offered congratulations on behalf of the Nova Scotia NDP caucus. “We are so proud and thrilled to know Sidney is leading the team that will defend Canada’s title as the best hockey nation in the world,” said Ms. MacDonald. The Winter Olympics take place Feb. 7-23 in Sochi, Russia.last_img read more

Teachers and Province Reach Tentative Agreement

first_imgThe province and the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU), representing public school teachers, announced today, Nov. 12, they have reached a tentative agreement. “We’re pleased a tentative agreement has been reached with the NSTU,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “I encourage other bargaining units to come to the table to continue collective bargaining.” “Reaching a tentative agreement with the NSTU is good news for public education,” said Karen Casey, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development. Regional meetings with teachers around the province are scheduled for Nov. 17 and 18. “We have reached a tentative agreement with the province,” said NSTU president Shelley Morse. “Our provincial executive met today and voted to present the deal to our public school members. Our members will be presented with the details of the tentative agreement during regional meetings next week.” The last agreement with teachers expired on July 31. Details of the tentative agreement will not be released until the agreement is ratified by union members. A ratification vote is scheduled for Dec. 1. There are about 9,000 public school teachers in Nova Scotia.The Nova Scotia Teachers Union represents more than 10,000 public school teachers, Community College faculty and professional support staff in Nova Scotia, and teachers who work for the Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.last_img read more

Le gouvernement provincial propose une nouvelle loi sur la sécurité routière

first_imgLe gouvernement prévoit remplacer la loi sur les véhicules automobiles (Motor Vehicle Act) par une nouvelle loi sur la sécurité routière (Traffic Safety Act). Les Néo-Écossais auront l’occasion de faire entendre leur voix. L’une des premières choses à être mise à jour sera les règles de la route, y compris la distraction au volant, les limites de vitesse et le cyclisme. « Les Néo-Écossais sont sur la route tous les jours, et nous voulons connaître leur opinion en vue de préparer la nouvelle loi et les règlements connexes, souligne Lloyd Hines, ministre des Transports et du Renouvellement de l’infrastructure. La loi actuelle a été rédigée au début des années 1900, et il est temps de la moderniser. Nous voulons que la nouvelle loi soit plus flexible et adaptée. » La nouvelle loi, qui sera déposée à l’Assemblée législative de la Nouvelle-Écosse à l’automne, régit et réglemente l’immatriculation et l’identification des véhicules automobiles, ainsi que l’utilisation des autoroutes et des routes provinciales. Cela inclut les permis de conduire, l’immatriculation et l’inspection des véhicules, le code de la route et les normes relatives à l’équipement. Pour obtenir plus d’information ou pour soumettre vos commentaires, consultez le http://novascotia.ca/trafficsafetyact/fr . La date limite pour soumettre les commentaires est le vendredi 8 juin. Les soumissions écrites peuvent être envoyées à l’adresse suivante :Consultation au sujet de la loi sur la sécurité routière / Politique et planificationMinistère des Transports et du Renouvellement de l’infrastructureC.P. 186Halifax (N.-É.) B3J 2N2last_img read more

Google faces antitrust probe by US Justice Department

first_imgSan Francisco: The US Department of Justice is preparing to open a case against Google for potential anti-trust violations, thus, putting scrutiny on the tech giant amid a growing chorus of criticism about the power of Big Tech, The New York Times has reported. This comes at a time when there’s a debate whether large technology companies should be broken up. “This year, with a new antitrust task force announced in February, the trade commission renewed its interest in Google. In recent weeks, the commission referred complaints about the company to the Justice Department, which also oversees antitrust regulations, according to two people familiar with the actions,” The New York Times report said. Also Read – Spotify rolls out Siri support, new Apple TV app The commission has also told firms with complaints against the tech giant to take them to the Justice Department. This is not new for Google, it has has faced anti-trust tests in the past. In 2013, Google said it would change some practices after it agreed to a settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission. The FTC had been concerned that some of Google’s business practices could stifle competition. In 2010, the company received an antitrust complaint from the European Commission regarding ranking of shopping search results and ads, which resulted in Google being fined $2.7 billion in 2017, according to Alphabet’s latest annual report, reported CNBC News.last_img read more

United States advance with Sweden win Cameroon snatch dramatic last 16 spot

first_imgParis: The United States made it a perfect three wins out of three at the Women’s World Cup on Thursday by beating Sweden 2-0 to top Group F, while Ajara Nchout fired Cameroon into the last 16 with a last-gasp winner. The Americans will continue their bid to defend their world title against Spain in Reims on Monday after a win that saw them make it 18 goals for the tournament and break the 24-year-old record for the number of goals scored in the group stage held by Norway. Also Read – Djokovic heaps praise on ‘very complete’ MedvedevLindsey Horan opened the scoring when she tapped home Samantha Mewis’ flick with two minutes on the clock, and Tobin Heath helped make sure of the points by firing past Hedvig Lindahl via a big deflection off Jonna Andersson four minutes after the break. Andersson’s own goal somehow survived a VAR check from referee Anastasia Pustovoytova despite substitute Carli Lloyd looking to be offside in the build-up. However afterwards Lloyd claimed she hadn’t seen the incident, with Heath saying that she would “take the goal” all the same. Also Read – Mary Kom enters quarterfinals, Saweety Boora bows out of World C’shipsLloyd replaced star player Alex Morgan at half-time after the 29-year-old took a knock in the opening 45 minutes, but USA coach Jill Ellis was non-committal on whether she would be fit for Spain. “Alex took a knock in the first half and it was more of let’s be smart about this, in terms of what we did,” she said. “It’s a zero risk game in terms of having players available in the next round.” Sweden started with a team with seven changes from the side that beat Thailand 5-1 last time out and four players making their World Cup debut, and offered very little attacking threat. However their defeat means that they face Canada next in Paris on Monday and are in an easier side of the knockout draw from the States, who have hosts France, England and Norway as potential opponents further down the line. The only truly top draw side lined up for the Swedes is Germany, who they could meet in the quarter-finals if they beat Canada, who lost 2-1 to Group E winners the Netherlands earlier on Thursday.last_img read more