Staff Council Update: Ice cream treats bring smiles and fun

first_img Published: Oct. 5, 2015 The University of Colorado Boulder Staff Council held its annual Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, Sept. 16 in the Center for Community (C4C) courtyard. Around 700 staff members enjoyed a free ice cream treat courtesy of their Boulder Campus Staff Council. Music, a prize raffle, vendor booths with free giveaways and a visit from Chip to added to the fun. Staff Council sponsors a variety of events designed to honor Boulder campus staff throughout the year. Please be on the lookout for announcements about our upcoming staff breakfast in December.center_img Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img

Child Advisory Panel Makes Recommendations to Improve Lives of Wards of the State

first_imgChild Advisory Panel Makes Recommendations to Improve Lives of Wards of the State CultureMarch 17, 2014Written by: Elaine Hartman Reckord Photo: JIS PhotographerUnited Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF) representative to Jamaica, Mark Connolly, (third left) speaks with members of the Child Development Agency’s (CDA) Children Advisory Panel during a courtesy call paid by the Panel on the UNICEF’s representative at his office in Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston, on Friday, March 14. Seated (from left) are: Secretary, Policy Planning and Evaluation, CDA, Jodian Givons; Children Officer, CDA, Tahecia Salmon; Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF, Janet Cupidon-Quallo; Director, Policy Planning and Evaluation, CDA, Newton Douglas; Suzecka Swaby, Glenmuir High School, MayPen, Clarendon; Kinshasia Johnson, Merl Grove High School, Kingston; Meca-Gaye Francis, Campion College, Kingston; Shemar Millwood, Jamaica College, Kingston; Rushay Ximines, Meadowbrook High School, Kingston and Campion College student and Chairperson of CAP, Charles Young. RelatedMinister Hanna hails Bunny Rugs’ contribution to Jamaica’s rich and evolving culture Story HighlightsThe recommendations were based on findings of several sessions held with children, and their care givers at four residential state homes under the Panel’s ‘Plant a Tree’ scheme.CAP panel member Kinshasia Johnson spoke of a brief report that was created, which outlined some of the educational and psychological needs of the children and what was observed at the homes.He said the Panel has recommended the refurbishing of some of the homes, a tighter security system, and improvement of the level of education offered to the children. RelatedYouth Urged to Choose Career Paths Wisely RelatedYouth Minister says Traditional ‘Job for Life’ is Gonecenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Child Advisory Panel Makes Recommendations to Improve Lives of Wards of the StateJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay The Children’s Advisory Panel (CAP) has submitted a report outlining recommendations to improve the lives of children in state care to the Child Development Agency (CDA).The Panel, developed by the CDA in collaboration with the Children’s Council of Jamaica, was established to foster child participation, and to consult children on issues affecting them.Chairman of CAP and Campion College student, Charles Young made the announcement while meeting with United Nations Children Fund Representative (UNICEF), Mark Connelly, on Friday, March 14, at the UNICEF’s offices in Kingston.  He was accompanied by five of the 15-member Panel including: Rushay Ximines, Shamar Millwood, Meca-Gaye Francis, Kinshasia Johnson and Suzecka Swaby of Meadowbrook High School, Jamaica College, Campion College, Merl Grove High and Glenmuir High Schools, respectively.Mr. Young said the report, which was presented to the Chief Executive Officer and management team of the CDA, was based on findings of several sessions held with children, and their care givers at four residential state homes under the Panel’s ‘Plant a Tree’ scheme.“The main idea behind the name is that we would go to state homes and we would plant a tree and the tree would be symbolic of our relationship and just as the tree grows so our relationship will grow as well,” he said.Panel member Kinshasia Johnson said the brief report outlined some of the educational and psychological needs of the children and what was observed at the homes.“We told them about the problems we found at the homes and some possible solutions. Some of the problems they are aware of and some they weren’t aware of, but, nevertheless we told them about it,” she added. Miss Johnson said the varied from one home to another,” she explained.Mr. Young said the CDA was encouraged to work on the recommendations and to share the report with other children’s care organisations.He said the Panel has recommended the refurbishing of some of the homes, a tighter security system, and improvement of the level of education offered to the children.The young Chairman said the Panel also recommended public consultations in order to remove the stigma that all children in state care are “bad.” Advertisementslast_img read more

Vodacom drops Neotel deal, citing regulatory complexities

first_img Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more MTN, Vodafone still standing in Ethiopia contest South African operator Vodacom’s attempt to salvage its proposed acquisition of fixed-line provider Neotel has failed.Vodacom said the deal to buy the majority of Neotel’s assets had lapsed “due to regulatory complexities and certain conditions not being fulfilled”.The two companies “have agreed that the proposed restructured transaction, announced on 8 December 2015, can no longer be progressed,” it added.Following opposition from rivals and concerns expressed by the country’s antitrust regulator, Vodacom said in December it would no longer acquire Neotel’s valuable licences and spectrum, although it would continue to acquire its other assets, customer base and staff.Under the restructured deal, Neotel would offer a roaming agreement to all the country’s mobile operators, including Vodacom as well as rivals, using its radio frequencies.Vodacom’s hope that all parties could accept its restructured offer did not work out. “It is disappointing that we have reached this conclusion despite all our efforts to find a way to deal with the complexities of the restructured transaction,” said Shameel Joosub (pictured), CEO of Vodacom.“Our ambition to increase the rollout of fibre-based broadband services to customers remains. We will continue to look for spectrum opportunities, as well as opportunities to accelerate our fixed line business.” Six suitors to contest South Africa spectrum sale Home Vodacom drops Neotel deal, citing regulatory complexities Richard Handford Previous ArticleInterview: VimpelCom CTONext ArticleInnovation City – Hall 3 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 01 MAR 2016 Torching of MTN, Vodacom towers linked to 5G claims NeotelVodacom Author Related Tags last_img read more

Political Internship at FOMOSO

first_img Tweet Similar Stories +1 Pocket Political Internship at FOMOSO Online Internship at Forum für Mittelost- und Südosteuropa Share 0 ← The WISE Prize for Education Deadline: 30 April 2017Open to: students interested in political scienceVenue: onlineDescriptionAs an independent and non-profit organisation, FOMOSO promotes the opinion-forming about East-Central and Southeast Europe in the German-speaking world. As a think-tank, the aim of FOMOSO is to promote knowledge and interests about political processes in East-Central and Southeast Europe. On the whole, FOMOSO works on an integrative and strong Europe!The duration of internship is 3 to 6 months (upon consultation) and with flexible time (20% – 30% working hours per week).Duties will include:Writing blogs, articles & commentaries (including working on a newspaper project);Doing research, summaries, comparisons and translations;Sharing posts about interesting topics;Willing to give inputs;Creating polls (written);Performing of interviews;Optional: Marketing & Public Relations.EligibilityStudents interested in East-Central (including the Baltic States, Belarus & Ukraine) and Southeast Europe in a political sense;English & German (willing to improve German);Students who have very good writing skills;Students who like to share ideas;Communicative.RemunerationUnpaid online internship, you will receive certificate of recommendation.How to Apply?Applications go to: [email protected] Deadline: 30. April 2017For more information please visit the official web page.center_img Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Living History in East-Central and Southeastern Europe Fellowships at Imre Kertész Kolleg in Jena, Germany March 20, 2017 Published by kristyna Internship – Communication and Social Media → Reddit LinkedIn 0last_img read more

Because We Knew You! Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth & Wicked Stars on the Musical That Changed Broadway for Good

first_img Wicked As Wicked celebrates 10 years on the Great White Way, is looking back at our own history with the blockbuster musical. We combed our archives of in-depth interviews and red carpet chats to see what Idina Menzel (Elphaba),  Kristin Chenoweth (Glinda), Norbert Leo Butz (Fiyero), Joel Grey (the Wizard), Michelle Federer (Nessarose), Christopher Fitzgerald (Boq) and Carole Shelley (Madame Morrible), as well as composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz and scribe Winnie Holzman, had to say about the show that has defied gravity at the Gershwin Theatre for a decade. Read on for tidbits from the original stars of Wicked.Idina Menzel Keeps Her Wits on Opening Night”I really tried to embrace the moment. It’s rare to be part of something that moves people so much. That experience with Rent went by so fast. I was younger. I didn’t even really know what opening night was. And now I’m thinking back on the times I went to Broadway as a kid and the excitement I felt… And I’m realizing that I’m actually a part of that, so I’m learning to take it in, cause so often I shrug it away.”Kristin Chenoweth Finally Experiences a Hit”I’ll never have an entrance like that ever again in my career, so I’m gonna enjoy it, I looked at Idina after the first night and said, ‘I guess this is gonna be a hit. This is my first hit!’ and Idina said, ‘Yeah, this is what it feels like.’ ‘Cause she’d had her experience with Rent. And I just cried. First of all, I was back on Broadway. But also cause the audience liked the story and went for a ride with us.”Norbert Leo Butz Reveals the Truth About Idina & Kristin”They’re a couple of bitches, man! They’re the most annoying, petty, untalented… No—they’re amazing! You put them together and you have the absolute perfect woman. You have, like, Diana…some Greek goddess!”Joel Grey on a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity“It’s fun to do because Idina and I have such a great time with it. How often do you get to dance with a green witch?”Christopher Fitzgerald Feels Like a Pop Star“This was my first time seeing something done on so grand a scale. It’s crazy how people [reacted to] Wicked, when none of us really understood what was happening! All I knew was, when the music started, about 10,000 teenage girls screamed, and the building shook! And just thought, ‘Wow!’”Michelle Federer Is Welcomed to the Sisterhood“I’ve become speechless around Idina because she’s so soulful in her performance and in real life. She was very warm to me, as was Kristin. They knew it was my first Broadway show and made me feel comfortable and welcome.”Carole Shelley Feels the Buzz “As we started previews in New York, the buzz for the show was very loud. I’ve never been involved with anything like it. It was quite frightening to have so much to live up to, an unknown audience’s preconception! But soon a very comforting, glowing cloud appeared over us, and I knew that we were in a hit. Friends see the show and come and cry on the couch in my dressing room afterwards.”Winnie Holzman Has a Raw Revelation“It was just a few days after September 11, but [casting director] Bernie Telsey suggested we go ahead and have auditions—he says people need something else to think about. Idina is the very first person to audition for the role of Elphaba. I write down ‘passionate, vulnerable, raw,’ and underline the word raw, trying to convey just how riveting I find this girl. A year later, when she’s had the role for months, I find that piece of paper and mention it to her. ‘Oh, raw.’ she laughs. ‘That’s what people always call me.’”Kristin Chenoweth Says Farewell“I wanted to steal my wand from Wicked, but that thing costs like five grand or something. They would have noticed. Wicked was one of the best experiences as an artist, for personal growth, and as an actress, singer, comedienne…I certainly got to wear some great costumes. I worked with a phenomenal company. I was involved with that project from the very beginning, which was a total—for me—four years, and by the end I was doing very inappropriate things with my wand and popping bubbles, and it was time to go. I love the show, but I think my time as Glinda is done.”Norbert Leo Butz Shares the Lasting Effect of His Costume“The tights pants in Wicked? I got me a wife out of those. I got Michelle Federer, who was checking out the white pants when I was ‘Dancing Through Life.’ Now she’s dancing through wife.“Winnie Holzman Remembers Her First Time“[Stephen Schwartz] called me from Connecticut to say he’d finished that song he was working on, and would I like to hear it? He played ‘For Good’ over the phone, and I listen for the first time to the song that will make me cry every future time I hear it.”Stephen Schwartz Recognizes a Wicked Idea“I was in Hawaii on a snorkeling trip and my friend Holly Near, the folk singer, randomly on the way back to the boat said, ‘I’m reading this really interesting book. It’s called Wicked, and it’s kind of the Oz story from the Wicked Witch’s point of view. And I thought that was the best idea I’d ever heard in my life. It was just so me in so many ways. There was really no way to avoid doing another Broadway musical.” Star Files Kristin Chenoweth from $95.00center_img Related Shows View Comments Idina Menzellast_img read more