SAN JOSE — On the day that Bob Boughner was introduced as the Sharks’ interim coach, general manager Doug Wilson was asked if this was simply a season in which his team had to take a step back.After all, teams such as the Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks and even the Chicago Blackhawks, all recent former Western Conference powers, are now in the process of regrouping or rebuilding. Why are the Sharks immune?“I don’t think you have to take a step back,” Wilson said Dec. 12. “We have the …
A major milestone like 3 million geocaches is the perfect excuse to make an infographic. Who doesn’t love infographics?!In all seriousness, this achievement is thanks to efforts by people all around the world. Collectively, they contributed millions of hours of time — time spent researching hiding spots, making containers, reviewing caches, hosting events, cleaning up the environment, and more. The result is more than 3 million geocaches. It’s 3 million experiences as interesting and varied as the people who created them!Here’s a look inside 3 million geocaches: Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedCelebrate 3 million geocaches with a new souvenir!April 18, 2017In “News”What 2 Million Active Geocaches Means to MeMarch 4, 2013In “Community”Mother of Father’s Day: Investigating The 3 Parts of Every GeocacheJune 21, 2015In “Community”
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The Ministry of Education is reporting that it is fully prepared for the Grade Four Literacy and Numeracy Tests scheduled for June 6 and 7.“Materials have been dispatched to all regions for school administrators to pick up, and the presiding examiners and invigilators have been selected and trained and are ready to provide support for the administration of the examinations,” Chief Education Officer, Grace McLean, told JIS News.A total of 54,187 students will sit the literacy test, and the number includes those who did not achieve mastery in previous sittings, while 43,840 students will take the numeracy test.Mrs. McLean told JIS News that the literacy test comprises 40 Word Recognition questions, 30 Reading Comprehension items, and a subjective component consisting of two Writing Tasks.To achieve mastery, students must score at least 31 points for Word Recognition; 12 and above on Reading Comprehension; and five and above on Writing Tasks, which is marked out of eight. “All three components must be mastered,” Mrs. McLean said.As it relates to the numeracy component, which has a maximum score of 60, mastery is based on achieving 15 and above on Number Operation and Number Representation combined; nine and above on Geometry and Measurement combined; and six and above on Algebra and Statistics combined.In preparing for the test, students are being advised to ensure that they take at least two HB pencils and a clean eraser to the examination; go to bed early the night before the examination; have a healthy breakfast on the morning of the examination; and be at the venue at least an hour early.While under examination conditions, students must not attempt to get help from anyone in the examination room. All queries should be directed to the presiding examiners/invigilators.“Parents are not to interfere with the examination procedures and should ensure that the students get to the examination venues on time” Mrs. McLean stated.The Grade Four Literacy and Numeracy Tests are administered every year in June as a part of the National Assessment Programme (NAP).The literacy aspect is administered again in December, to allow students, who did not attain mastery on the first attempt, another opportunity to re-sit before exiting the primary level. Under the Competence-based Transition Policy, each student is eligible to sit the test four times.These tests are diagnostic in nature and provide detailed information on the performance of the students in the Mathematics and English components of the curriculum.The results are used to determine the areas of focus for the teachers as well as provide the necessary interventions for students performing below the acceptable levels.Contact: Judith A. Hunter
More than 5,000 backpacks have been distributed to students since 2010, and another 1,500 are to be given for the 2017 back-to-school period. ‘Uplifting our Nation’s Children, One Child at a Time’ is the mantra that characterises Professional Jamaicans for Jamaica, Inc. (PJFJ), an organisation led by Jamaicans living overseas and dedicated to providing financial support to underserved children in Jamaica who demonstrate academic excellence.Established in 2010, the organisation continues to empower children through education by spearheading several projects and fundraising initiatives locally.Founder and President of the organisation, Horace Daley, tells JIS News that the group targets needy children from inner-city and rural communities across the island to ensure that they receive the tools and resources necessary for academic success.Since its inception, PJFJ has been spearheading the Annual Scholarship Awards, The Backpack, Breakfast and Christmas Treat projects, from which thousands of children benefit.More than 200 high-school students have benefited from the scholarship programme, many of whom are now pursuing degree courses at local universities.On Sunday, August 20, eight scholarships will be awarded to selected high-school students at the eighth annual awards ceremony to be held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston.“The organisation has a firm belief that there are academically gifted students in Jamaica who are lacking the financial support required to realise their full potential. The goal of the PJFJ is, therefore, to bridge this financial gap for these students, giving them the opportunity to excel through the scholarships and other initiatives,” Mr. Daley says.More than 5,000 backpacks have been distributed to students since 2010, and another 1,500 are to be given for the 2017 back-to-school period.“We invite members to donate basic school supplies, then we arrange for distribution in impoverished communities in Jamaica, bringing a smile to the faces of these children and parents,” the President tells JIS News.The breakfast project was first established at Trench Town Primary School in 2011, serving 76 students, and has expanded to other schools in the Corporate Area.“Through fundraisers and donation drives, we gather as many toys as possible to distribute in various locations in Jamaica over the Christmas period. Christmas is a time for sharing with others, and our organisation wants to ensure that the less fortunate children feel loved and appreciated, so we treat them with ice cream, cake and toys, and there is no limitation to the areas we serve, as our goal is to share the joy of Christmas with children in the 14 parishes of our beautiful island,” Mr. Daley says.As the organisation grows, it is committed to fostering the development of the Jamaican economy and safeguarding some of the basic rights of the country’s children.“We understand that if children are to become adults who are committed to a stable and safe environment, where all citizens can self-actualise and pursue happiness, then urgent intervention and continuous support are required,” he argues.In July, the PJFJ hosted its inaugural Pre-Independence Charity Boat Ride on the Skyline Princess in New York City as another fundraising event to obtain the well-needed resources to undertake its various projects.Mr. Daley affirms that the organisation will continue to support the local education system and the livelihood of the country’s children.“As citizens of Jamaica, we have a civic duty to our nation, and it is our responsibility to make meaningful contributions to the growth of our economy with a focus on nation building, which is critical to Jamaica achieving its Vision 2030 goal,” the President says.“While our membership continues to grow locally and in the diaspora, we seek to engage and form partnerships with like-minded citizens and friends of Jamaica who are committed to education,” he adds.Professional Jamaicans for Jamaica, Inc. is a tax-exempt organisation that was created to address the economic and educational needs of children who are challenged socio-economically and socially. The organisation is registered in the states of Connecticut and New York, and in Jamaica.For further details on the organization, or to participate in its fundraising activities, persons may visit the website at: www.pjfj.org or email: [email protected] Founder and President of the organisation, Horace Daley, tells JIS News that the group targets needy children from inner-city and rural communities across the island to ensure that they receive the tools and resources necessary for academic success. ‘Uplifting our Nation’s Children, One Child at a Time’ is the mantra that characterises Professional Jamaicans for Jamaica, Inc. (PJFJ), an organisation led by Jamaicans living overseas and dedicated to providing financial support to underserved children in Jamaica who demonstrate academic excellence. Story Highlights
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APTN National NewsSome families of missing and murdered Indigenous women are making their way to Ottawa this week.They’ll be participating in a one-day family gathering to discuss solutions and supports needed to end violence.The gathering is happening a day before a national roundtable.APTN’s Annette Francis spoke to one mother about her thoughts and hopes for the events.