Minister of Education talks new school year

first_imgStudents aren’t the only ones setting goals for this school year. Tuesday morning the Minister of Education George Abbott laid out what the ministry plans to focus on this year, and how things will be a little different in schools around the province. According to Abbott, one of the biggest changes this year will be the province wide implementation of full day kindergarten, a format that a number of Fort St. John elementary schools have already instated. The second is that the province will be focusing on Personalized Learning, a process that, as the Minister explains, will help all students early face challenges, and get the most out of their learning. [asset|aid=3627|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=19aabf46d88a92f3b34cdde4f446045f-Minister_1_Pub.mp3] – Advertisement -The Minister also mentioned that the Government is looking into and supporting new and non-traditional ways of teaching. This is good news for School District 60, as within a week, the new Energetic Learning Campus will open, which focuses on more community-based learning methods, instead of the traditional classroom approach.The Minister also acknowledged the upcoming job action, and mentioned that while he was not optimistic for a quick resolution, he appreciated that the two sides are working hard. He also highlighted the fact that the teachers will not being going on strike, but will merely refrain from performing any of their administrative duties. School starts this Tuesday around School District 60.last_img read more

Air India privatisation in shortest possible time

first_imgNew Delhi Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday that the government is determined to privatise flag carrier Air India in the shortest possible time. Puri said the first meeting of the alternative mechanism or the Group of Ministers set up for Air India divestment headed by Home Minister Amit Shah will be held soon. The minister said that the divestment process will pick up pace subsequent to the first meeting. Puri said the government is determined to get the best possible deal in a time-bound manner. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalIn June, the Central government had decided to restart the divestment process of the national passenger carrier and its five subsidiaries. At that time, the Ministry of Civil Aviation had said that continued support from the government had resulted in improved financial and operational performance of the airline. Last year, the government had decided to implement a revival plan for the airline, comprising a comprehensive financial package and sale of non-core real estate assets. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe plan comprised several major elements such as a comprehensive financial package, including transfer of non-core debt and assets to a special purpose vehicle (SPV) and strategic disinvestment of subsidiaries. Since the implementation, the airline’s financial and operational performance has improved. The plan was initiated after the government had offered to sell 76 per cent stake in Air India. However, the state-owned carrier failed to attract any bidder.last_img read more

England must get used to being favorites – Southgate

first_imgEngland national team head coach Gareth Southgate insists the team must get used to being favorites following the Euro 2020 qualifiers draw.The Three Lions have been drawn into what is considered to be the easiest group which also includes Czech Republic, Kosovo, Montenegro and Bulgaria, and widely expected to win the group.“We’re favourites, and that’s something we’ve got to start getting used to anyway,” Southgate said, according to NBC.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.”We’re going to have high expectations over the next few years, and adapting to that is probably key to our development as a team now.”“We should win the group. But if you don’t play well on any given day, you drop points and that is the reality of dealing with those sorts of matches. Nobody’s going to expect me to stand there and say it’s done already and we should just prepare for 18 months’ time.”“I think that’s where the competition for places is really important, because if our players think there’s comfort from the fixtures, then there isn’t comfort for a position in the team or in the squad. And that means that the motivation for training every day, which is what you take into your games, is really high.”last_img read more

Armed bandit locks keys in car after robbing Fox Canyon convenience store

first_img February 9, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: February 9, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A bandit armed with a shotgun held up a Fox Canyon neighborhood convenience store early Friday morning, then smashed out the window of his own getaway car after apparently locking his keys inside, authorities said.Based on the suspect’s description, the weapon used and the getaway car, robbery detectives believe the gunman may be the same man who robbed an adult book store about 24 hours prior to Friday’s robbery.The latest heist occurred around 4:40 a.m. at the 7-Eleven at 4919 University Ave., just east of Euclid Avenue and about a mile east of Interstate 15, San Diego police Officer Tony Martinez said. The suspect entered the convenience store, threatened the clerk with a shotgun and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.Once in the parking lot, the bandit apparently smashed the driver’s side window of his dark Nissan Sentra and fled westbound on University Avenue, Martinez said.  The suspected thief smashed the window after apparently locking his keys in the car.The suspect was described as a clean-shaven, long-haired Hispanic man in his 20s with a heavy build. He wore a black baseball hat and a red and black sweater.The suspect’s physical appearance, clothing, weapon and car all matched the descriptions given Thursday of a man who robbed the Adult Depot on Pacific Highway in Mission Hills a little after 5:30 a.m., Martinez said. Robbery detectives were investigating whether the heists on back-to-back days were connected. Armed bandit locks keys in car after robbing Fox Canyon convenience store Updated: 8:53 AM , last_img read more

Playing just the right keys

first_imgDelhi brings Un Argentin A Paris by Christine Chareyron –Pianist, a musical night and melodious experience for all the piano lovers on Wednesday on 4 September at Alliance Francaise de Delhi. Christiane Chareyon is an established pianist and a piano teacher at the Music School of Suresnes. After studying at the national Music College of Grenoble followed by the higher National Music School of Paris, she also practiced under the supervision of Jean Fassina. She has also has a passion toward s Dramatic Arts,which she studied at National Music school at Chambery and then at the National Music College of Grenoble. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’She will be playing pieces from repertoire of Astor Piazzolla an Argentinan composer. Regarding Piazzolla, Christine Chareyon says herself that playing her pieces brings each time something new nothing is ever fixed and settled .It is mostly a unique and sharing experience.She induces another type off rhythm in her concerts with brief talks based on texts directly linked with the pieces played. Her intention is to carry the audience in an experience that is wider and wider.last_img read more