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Forrest And Associates - Jamaica
 
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A multi-disciplinary team of professionals providing our clients with a comprehensive range of services in the areas of environmental management, waste management and project planning, execution monitoring and evaluation geared at supporting the development of sustainable businesses and communities. WHO ARE WE Forrest & Associates is an environmental management firm focused on providing sustainable business solutions that integrate sound environmental management, effective and efficient project management into the strategic decision- making processes. Our Associates comprises a diverse team of experienced professionals from several disciplines who have proven track records and a commitment to our Clients. Our collective experience allows us to clearly see the big picture clearly, understand the local complexities and apply proven and sometimes innovative solutions. We are client centered as demonstrated through our focus on quality and effective communication with all our stakeholders. At Forrest & Associates, we believe that every project is an opportunity to improve resource management and contribute to sustainable businesses and communities. Our strength lies in the synergy that we bring to problem solving and project implementation, and the network of expertise to whom we are linked. OUR MISSION Forrest & Associates is committed to providing Our Clients with the best available professional technical expertise in the areas of pollution prevention, waste management, environmental management systems, resource and energy conservation and strategic planning. We strive to promote and facilitate corporate social responsibility in and through sustainable LEADERSHIP Forrest & Associates was founded in 2001 by Denise Forrest who has a reputation for excellence and for her passionate commitment to sustainable development. She is well known for her technical, managerial, team building, leadership, strategic management and facilitation skills. Trained as a biochemist and bioprocess engineer in Jamaica and Australia, she has had years of practical experience in environmental management and project management. She has a BSc. in Natural Sciences from the University of the West Indies, a M.Sc. in Bio-Process Engineering from the University of New South Wales; and an MBA from the University of New Orleans. She is an internationally certified project manager and Certified Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Lead Auditor. Denise has worked for over 20 years in Jamaica and the Wider Caribbean Region. WHAT DO WE DO Forrest & Associates offers a wide range of services to meet your environmental permitting and regulatory compliance, waste management, energy management, environmental management systems implementation and project management, monitoring and evaluation requirements. The team has been involved in the development of training materials and execution of training courses at all levels including but not limited to tertiary education. We have worked with governments in the development and evaluation of public policy and legislation. And working in and through participatory methods we have helped organization develop strategic management plans. Address: 4 Chelsea Av Kingston 10 Jamaica Telephone: 876-906-7638 http://www.forrestandassociatesja.com Email: forrest.associates@gmail.com
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Uniandes - Forum on strategies for improving the quality of higher education 2/3
 
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Joseph B. Berger, Associate Dean for Research and Engagement in the School of Education at University of Massachusetts Amherst (USA), participated in a 'Forum on strategies for improving the quality of higher education' in Colombia held May 9 at the Universidad de los Andes. The academic event was organized by Centro de Investigación y Formación en Educación (Cife) of Uniandes. Joseph B. Berger's scholarly interests focus on postsecondary educational leadership and organizational development. Most recently, his work is focused on improving tertiary educational systems and institutions in high need international contexts such as Egypt, Malawi, China, the Philippines, Russia, and Afghanistan. Domestically, his work focuses on the ways in which leadership, organizational, and policy structures influence college access and degree attainment, particularly for those students who have been traditionally under-represented in higher education. He has authored dozens of journal articles, book chapters, and research reports and served on the editorial boards of top journals such as Research in Higher Education, Journal of College Student Development, and Journal of College Student Retention. His work has generated more than $10 million in external funding from agencies and foundations such as the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, National Science Foundation (NSF), and United States Agency for International Development (USAID). His work has been recognized with awards from the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), American College Personnel Association (ACPA), and National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). Source: http://www.umass.edu/education/academics/epra/berger.shtml
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Victoria Maylor-Brown: HR Intervention Strategies and Student-Centred Behaviour Modification
 
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Victoria Maylor-Brown presents a paper titled "An assessment of the HR intervention strategies that can complement the traditional administration of discipline in shifting the paradigm to contemporary student-centered behaviour modification disciplinary apparatus at Excelsior High School, St. Andrew, Jamaica" at the HRD Graduate Programmes Unit 20th Anniversary Conference "Transforming the Profile of Caribbean HRD: Building Global Organisations Locally". This Case Study sought to use Human Resource Development - intervention strategies to add value to challenge the traditional approach to the administration of discipline at Excelsior High School, St. Andrew, Jamaica. It was observed that Excelsior High School's disciplinary apparatus needs to be complemented with contemporary disciplinary behaviours within the teaching and learning environment. This Case Study focused upon the high level of indiscipline at Excelsior High School with particular reference to the grade ten year group. The reason for this emphasis was that the Grade ten group is seen traditionally as being the transitional phase from lower to upper school, and the seat of the foundational preparation for graduates to enter tertiary education or the world of work.
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065: Making An Impact.... Making A Difference with Lavois Cruickshank
 
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Lavois Cruickshank, a simple yet ambitious young man Lavois has the incredible dream of positively impacting and inspiring a nation. The Spanish Town native lives by a philosophy posited by Jared Kintz, “Whether you live to be 50 or 100 makes no difference, if you've made no difference in the world.” and with this as his motivation. Lavois aims to use his abilities, gifts and skills to make a difference. He is currently serving as a Jamaica House Fellow at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kingston, Jamaica. Lavois prides himself in excellence, committing wholeheartedly to any duty or task. With his deep interest in Finance, Economics and Strategic Planning, Lavois pursued a BSc in Economics and Banking & Finance at the University of the West Indies. He also holds an MSc in Financial Economics from the University of Birmingham. With an immense love for tennis and a passion for nation development, Lavois actively serves as a math tutor at his alma mater, Calabar High School in Kingston, Jamaica; as a volunteer with the Jamaica National Foundation as an ambassador of the Governor General’s I Believe Initiative (I.B.I).   Just to give a little background to our listeners. Yanique was privileged to have the opportunity to hear Lavois speak in front of an audience of 300 plus last week around this time as we celebrate National Customer Service week, he was invited as a special guest on a panel of people who are probably twice his age, but he really commanded great attention and was able to really wow the people who are listening including herself, hence, why extended this wonderful invitation for him to join us on the Podcast  Questions Tell us a little bit about yourself and your journey What is your view on customer service and customer experience? As a customer yourself could you give one to three things that you maybe experience whether it be locally or internationally of a business that really made a difference for you? What are some tips that you would recommend to businesses that would help to make experiences effortless for their customers? How do you stay motivated everyday? What if you have employees in your organization who don't have that natural drive that you have. And there are certain goals that you have set for a company, but they are not pulling their weight. They’re not creating that level of culture where your customers are feeling satisfied and so your internal customer culture is not where you want it to be. What advice would you give to a business owner who had that kind of dynamic? What’s the one online resource, tool, websites or app that you absolutely cannot live without in your own business or your own way of operating daily? Could you share with us maybe one or two books that have had the biggest impact on you? What is the one thing in your life right now that you are working on to develop yourself – something that you are really excited about? Where can our listeners find you online? What’s one quote or saying that during times of adversity or challenge you revert to this quote to kind of help you to keep centered and to focus on your path or goal?   Highlights Lavois stated that he grew up in a family that encouraged excellence, excellence in the sense that going through school you were required to just do well, it was not an option, it was just mandatory. So, he grew up with two teachers as parents and he grew up with church parents as well, so there’s the balance of the academics and the balance of the school and spiritual part of it as well and so, he had to just focus during school. So, he started off in primary school, Calabar for high school and then it was just a natural transition in tertiary education at UWI. He just always had an interest in finance, he grew up watching TV particularly Owen James’ On a Personal Note and he just thought finance is probably something he wants to get into and then it was about money. So, it was just very interesting. He knew from then that he would want to be working at a bank wearing a jacket suit something of the sort and that was what really motivated him at the time but then growing up in Calabar, he was inspired by his economics teacher who just had so much passion in sharing her knowledge with them. And so, he thinks it was because of her why he chose to do economics at UWI and then he did well at UWI surprisingly. He was not the amazing student in interpreting but because he loved economics so much it became just second nature and he just did well at it and now he’s serving as a Fellow at the Office of the Prime Minister. What they do is that they're pushed into different projects to assist wherever they can. And he’s actually assigned to the National Export Import Bank of Jamaica which is the EXIM Bank working in strategic planning just assisting where he can in the bank achieving its goal.   Lavois stated that when he got the invitation was when he...
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Incorporating Technology in Teaching and Learning in the Caribbean Tertiary Classroom
 
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Fariel Mohan, The University of Trinidad & Tobago This paper presents an investigation into incorporating technology in teaching and learning in the Caribbean classroom. In the classroom of the Caribbean schools, technology is not widely used. A school may have a computer lab but this is currently widely used to teach computer literacy. The main body of assessment in the Caribbean is Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) which bases its examination on three domains of Blooms Taxonomy of Learning which is knowledge, analysis and synthesis. This same general approach is used in the tertiary institution. At this level, a little more emphasis is placed on coursework assessment. Jones (1995) noted that learners must develop an intelligent partnership with the technology they use. In incorporating technology opens to a lot of academic issues as highlighted by Forte (2003) in identifying how new advances in technology are creating opportunities for cheating. In the Caribbean where the culture is education can bring one out of poverty or can bring status to the family, has developed a great desire to obtain education. This paper examines the effect of incorporating technology in the coursework assessment. The coursework assessment is then compared with the final written paper. The sample used was first year students at the University of Trinidad & Tobago. The course selected was Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming since coursework assessment is an integral part in the learning. Three samples were used. Then another course, a Mathematical course was used. The approach used was to shift so much focus on knowledge since it is readily available and to spend more emphasis on analysis and synthesis. Now that the student can easily obtain knowledge, the student has to develop the skill on analyzing that knowledge. When programming assignments were given, the students were encouraged to collaborate, research on the internet or any form to obtain the solution. Then the student had to analyse the solution and ensure that he understood what was submitted. The result of this experiment suggested a similarity between the coursework assessment and the final written examination. This relationship suggests that the coursework assessment is an early indicator of the student learning.
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Confessions of a Montego Bay Businessman...video blog by his daughter
 
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Confessions of a Montego Bay Businessman...video blog by his daughter MAJOR POINTS Learning Subjects like psychology should be a requirement for all members of parliament; there should be Clinical psychologists as well as psychiatrists as members of parliaments when these people are making decisions that affect the lives of 3.5 million Jamaican people; People whose basic needs are not being met will start to go crazy; This is why the people in Montego Bay are going crazy; kids who grew up seeing mommy and daddy get used by their own government have decided to take matters in their own hands. Most tourists who visit Jamaica are living their fantasy; most of these tourists saved for maybe a whole year to live like a king or queen for two weeks, then they go back home to their foreign country and to their 12 hour shift jobs. Some of them have to work 3 or 4 jobs just to make ends meet. The uneducated Jamaicans (and please note again that many other Jamaicans are educated and do not think in this manner and do live by morals and values) may think this is the lifestyle that this tourist lives everyday back in their home country. So they see everyone who steps off a plane as a walking dollar sign. Which is not true. The educated Jamaican knows the importance of making the visitors stay pleasant because a happy visitor will come back the following year. Invest in your children’s education; Even if you don’t have money you can invest your time. Teach your kids morals, don’t wait for the teachers to teach them, instill these principles at home. Sit and read the Bible with them, take them to church; Start talking to your kids about current affairs from a young age, be real with them and explain to them how hard you work for everything you have; Let them know that nothing worthwhile comes easy or comes to them for free. Even if they don’t understand at the time you teach them, they will understand in time. They will have a firm foundation to stand on in times of trouble; Education will help to lift the country and its people out of poverty. Educated children will understand the value of hard work. Subjects like psychology should be a mandatory subject to be learned by all students and I think education should be free up to tertiary level; A well educated population will lift the country out of poverty. They will understand how to use resources that the land has, instead of waiting for the government to provide solutions, and trying to plan how to scam elderly Americans; If these young minds are able to scam people out of millions of dollars, imagine if those minds were educated and their mental energy put to work on positive and meaningful projects? Imagine the millions they would make to help lift Jamaica out of poverty? The government should develop a system where small business owners are benefitting more from the revenue generated by Tourism, the majority of which is going to the all-inclusives; programs should be put into place to educate small business owners; educated people will demand accountability from their government. If you are a small business owner, seek help on how to manage your business, Turning to alcohol and marijuana is not going to make your problems with dealing with a corrupt government go away. When you get over your hangover or get down back fom your high, the problems will still be there waiting for you. If you are struggling with abuse of alcohol and marijuana, get help before it is too late; try to educate yourself on ways to make your business successful, go to the library, talk to your local politician, make them accountable for their promises they made when they were running for election; always do your best at whatever you do and your hardwork will pay off; All hope is not lost! Many young people are right now trying to rebuild or communities, trying to initiate fundraising activities to re-invest in Jamaica, forming youth clubs and organizations to help children engage in productive activity and stay out of gangs. They understand how to use resources that the land has. They do not sit down and wait for the government to provide solutions. If you are one of those young people who are eager to help your community but have not yet started, (for whatever reason), WELL THIS IS YOUR CALL TO ACTION! Go join forces with the others who are working to rebuild your community. Where there is life there is hope! Check out my other channel! https://www.youtube.com/user/MsJamusic/ sites.google.com/site/msjamusicnation/ http://jamusicworld.blogspot.com/ Check out my other websites! https://sites.google.com/site/sharemsjamusicworld/ https://www.instagram.com/msjamusic https://twitter.com/MsJamusic
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1. Work-based learning | Developing strategic frameworks | Sandals | Workplace | GULL Media
 
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1. Work-based learning │ Part 1/4 Key insights: The role of action learning in advancing people Dr Howard Spittle, General Manager, Beaches Boscobel, Jamaica, comments on his learning journey with GULL: "I believe action learning offers the best way forward for many professionals in the Caribbean as well as for every level of employee both in the hospitality business and indeed the wider community. I am now proud to have been a founder member of the GULL Executive Doctor of Management programme for General Managers and Directors of the Sandals group. I know without doubt that unless we walk the talk and truly commit to educating one and all we cannot expect Caribbean society to grow, to improve and to compete effectively in a global environment. GULL makes it possible for everyone to advance personally and professionally and to obtain recognized, professional certification at work." http://www.gullonline.org/media/workplace/sandals/index.html
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JMMB list 5-year preference shares | Business Content Jamaica
 
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Jamaican investment company JMMB, on February 7, 2011, moved a step closer to its plans for expansion by formally listing a dual preference share issue on the Jamaican Stock Exchange (JSE). It was the first company to list securities on the exchange's senior market in 2011. Exclusively from http://www.businesscontentjamaica.com
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Economic impacts of Tourism
 
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Economic impacts of Tourism
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teacher education for cultural identity in fiji
 
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talks about the need for balance in western schooling and traditional schooling
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Video #16 Environmental Impacts of Tourism (10 narrated slides, 6:46)
 
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Link: https://youtu.be/GTPYKQ3Jlcc Script - V-16 Environmental Impacts of Tourism (Cut) Link: Slide #1: Welcome to video #16 in my series of presentations that will attempt to “demystify tourism”. I’m Dr. Stan McGahey, the creator and narrator of the videos. Their content is based on my experiences worldwide as a professor, consultant, writer, manager, and tourist in more than 80 countries on 6 continents. Slide #2: Tourism’s environmental impacts, including those on land, water, and air; plants and animals; and diverse ecosystems, come from three basic sources. First is everything the tourism industry does to develop its infrastructure, facilities, and products. Second is everything it does to operate them profitably by attracting and satisfying tourists. And, third are those created by the attitudes, behaviors, and actions of the tourists themselves. Slide #3: Among tourism’s main positive impacts are its ability to educate tourists about the environment and deepen their appreciation and concern for it. This new generation of environmentally-aware tourists, ranges from green tourists who are vocal about their expectations of environmental best practices, to ecotourists who take their demands into the more remote and pristine corners of the world. Slide #4: When the primary attractions or settings are based on environmental resources, locals learn to value their environment and take better care of it. Tourism helps promote conservation of natural resources because they are now seen as assets that earn revenue by generating entrance fees and creating jobs. A special tax is often charged that is dedicated to financing conservation. Slide #5: National parks, have achieved great success, in preserving and showcasing the natural beauty and biodiversity around the world, as have programs, such as UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere, and its World Heritage Sites for Nature. Many other parks, marine reserves, and protected areas also conserve the environment, and provide a setting for outdoor activities. Without tourism to lobby for these protected areas and provide funding, much less be set aside and supported, by local communities. Slide #6: As the environment became a major thrust in many destinations in the last quarter of the 20th century, the tourism industry developed concepts such as ecotourism, responsible tourism, and sustainable tourism. High-profile organizations have been founded to develop and promote these concepts, such as The International Ecotourism Society and the Adventure Travel Trade Association. Slide #7: Tourism’s three main negative impacts are its physical impacts, pollution, and loss of natural resources. As tourism continues to develop everywhere, it involves a great deal of construction, from clearing land and building infrastructure for lodges and resorts, to opening hiking trails and ski runs, to widening roads, expanding airports, and dredging seaports, that transform the physical environment. Some tourism businesses operate in a “green”, sustainable manner. Others, look for short-term profit, and ignore environmental best practices. Governments are also guilty when they pass laws, yet fail to enforce them or eliminate exemptions. Slide #8: Tourism development clears land and often causes deforestation, as facilities are built to support tourism. Water is scarce in many cities and islands. Tourists worsens the problem since tourists often use much more water per day that the typical local person, and attractions such as golf courses and theme parks use large amounts of water for their operations. Communities must make wise decisions in regards to the type of destinations they allow to be developed, based on the capability of their natural resources. Slide #9: Tourism used to be touted as the ”Industry without smokestacks”, which is still true in theory. But it is also true, in fact, that tourism can be a major source of pollution. Among the forms of pollution attributed to the tourism industry are air, noise, water, sewage, and solid waste pollution. Vehicles, both on-road and off-road, contribute to air and noise pollution, as well oil pollution. Lodging and dining facilities are often responsible for chemical pollution. Littering despoils the environment, as do architectural and visual pollution. Slide #10: When properly planned and operated, tourism is an alternative source of revenue in destinations that might otherwise turn to extractive industries that pillage their environment. But tourism must do its part also, or it will damage the very resources that tourists come to see, and in effect, “Kill the goose that lays the golden egg”. Establishing and adhering to the physical carrying capacity within each destination will help limit the negative environmental impacts of tourism. Now, I invite you to watch Video #18: Three Tourism Carrying Capacities. Thank you!
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6. Learning at work | HTSS observations | Sandals | Workplace | GULL Media
 
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6. Learning at work │ Part 6/7 Human Resources, Training & Service Standards (HTSS) observations Given the wide geographical spread of Sandals Resorts, it is vitally important to ensure that there are action learning advocates at each and every resort location. To accomplish this objective, the HTSS division functions as the GULL system custodian and many of its property-based training managers and human resource specialists are themselves GULL participants. By undertaking professional Master and Doctor pathways, the HTSS team members are able to: (1) Cascade their own experience of action learning and (2) Brief, co-ordinate, guide and support the staff (or team members) at their property. In so doing and with senior operations management support, it is possible to integrate learning and working by creating a business school environment at the resort. This video was recorded at an HTSS meeting in July, 2009 and participants comment on their experiences of GULL and its impact at their resort and its potential value to the company. http://www.gullonline.org/media/workplace/sandals/index.html
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Botswana Reinvents its Public Clinics
 
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Seven countries in Southern Africa are modelling how to deliver integrated SRHR-HIV services in order to improve uptake. This is Botswana’s story. The SRH-HIV Linkages programme aims to link HIV prevention, treatment and care with Sexual Reproductive Health Services. While this may appear logical, it is not the way public health clinics are currently organized in these countries. The programme is about making small subtle changes in health care delivery that have a big impact on the lives of ordinary people. It uses the opportunity to provide comprehensive services to any client who seeks health services at the clinics. If they seek HIV testing, they are also offered family planning, antenatal services, cervical cancer and TB screening, and more. The results suggest that the project has led to increased uptake of critical HIV and SRH services, such as HIV testing and counselling and ART, as well as family planning commodities and cervical cancer screening. This project was launched in 2011 with funds from the European Union and the Governments of Sweden and Norway, and technical support from UNAIDS and UNFPA. © UNFPA Samson Mulugeta
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Jamaica | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Jamaica Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ In case you don't find one that you were looking for, put a comment. This video uses Google TTS en-US-Standard-D voice. SUMMARY ======= Jamaica ( ( listen)) is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea. Spanning 10,990 square kilometres (4,240 sq mi) in area, it is the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles and the fourth-largest island country in the Caribbean. Jamaica lies about 145 kilometres (90 mi) south of Cuba, and 191 kilometres (119 mi) west of Hispaniola (the island containing the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic). Previously inhabited by the indigenous Arawak and Taíno peoples, the island came under Spanish rule following the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1494. Many of the indigenous people died of disease, and the Spanish transplanted African slaves to Jamaica as labourers. The island remained a possession of Spain until 1655, when England (later Great Britain) conquered it and renamed it Jamaica. Under British colonial rule Jamaica became a leading sugar exporter, with its plantation economy highly dependent on African slaves. The British fully emancipated all slaves in 1838, and many freedmen chose to have subsistence farms rather than to work on plantations. Beginning in the 1840s, the British utilized Chinese and Indian indentured labour to work on plantations. The island achieved independence from the United Kingdom on 6 August 1962. With 2.9 million people, Jamaica is the third-most populous Anglophone country in the Americas (after the United States and Canada), and the fourth-most populous country in the Caribbean. Kingston is the country's capital and largest city, with a population of 937,700. Jamaicans mainly have African ancestry, with significant European, Chinese, Indian, Lebanese, and mixed-race minorities. Due to a high rate of emigration for work since the 1960s, Jamaica has a large diaspora around the world, particularly in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Jamaica is a Commonwealth realm, with Queen Elizabeth II as its monarch and head of state. Her appointed representative in the country is the Governor-General of Jamaica, an office held by Sir Patrick Allen since 2009. Andrew Holness has served as the head of government and Prime Minister of Jamaica from March 2016. Jamaica is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy with legislative power vested in the bicameral Parliament of Jamaica, consisting of an appointed Senate and a directly elected House of Representatives.
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British Virgin Islands | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: British Virgin Islands Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ In case you don't find one that you were looking for, put a comment. This video uses Google TTS en-US-Standard-D voice. SUMMARY ======= The British Virgin Islands (BVI), officially simply "Virgin Islands", are a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean, to the east of Puerto Rico. The islands are geographically part of the Virgin Islands archipelago and are located in the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles. The British Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost Van Dyke, along with over 50 other smaller islands and cays. About 15 of the islands are inhabited. The capital, Road Town, is on Tortola, the largest island, which is about 20 km (12 mi) long and 5 km (3 mi) wide. The islands had a population of about 28,000 at the 2010 Census, of whom approximately 23,500 lived on Tortola. For the islands, the latest United Nations estimate (2016) is 30,661.British Virgin Islanders are British Overseas Territories citizens and since 2002 are British citizens as well. Although the territory is not part of the European Union and not directly subject to EU law, British Virgin Islanders are deemed to be citizens of the EU by virtue of their British citizenship.
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Is the High Tide of Populism Over? The European Experience
 
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Skip ahead to main speaker at 2:18 With Marco Buti, moderated by Mark Blyth. Marco Buti has been Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs at the European Commission since December 2008, after a 6-month period as acting Director-General. After studies at the Universities of Florence and Oxford, Mr. Buti joined the European Commission in 1987. He held various posts as an economist in DG ECFIN and the Commissioner's cabinet (private office) before taking up a post as an economic adviser to the Commission President in 2002-03. In 2003 he returned to DG ECFIN as Director for the Directorate for economies of the Member States, and in September 2006 was appointed Deputy Director-General. Mr. Buti has been a visiting professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, the University of Florence and the European University Institute, and has published extensively on Economic and Monetary Union, macroeconomic policies, welfare state reforms, and European unemployment. The discussion with Marco Buti will be moderated by Mark Blyth, Eastman Professor of Political Economy and Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs.
Trinidad and Tobago | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Trinidad and Tobago Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ In case you don't find one that you were looking for, put a comment. This video uses Google TTS en-US-Standard-D voice. SUMMARY ======= Trinidad and Tobago ( ( listen), ), officially the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, is a twin island country that is the southernmost nation of the West Indies in the Caribbean. It is situated 130 kilometres (81 miles) south of Grenada off the northern edge of the South American mainland, 11 kilometres (6.8 miles) off the coast of northeastern Venezuela. It shares maritime boundaries with Barbados to the northeast, Grenada to the northwest, Guyana to the southeast, and Venezuela to the south and west.The island of Trinidad was a Spanish colony from the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1498 until Spanish governor Don José María Chacón surrendered the island to a British fleet under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby in 1797. During the same period, the island of Tobago changed hands among Spanish, British, French, Dutch and Courlander colonizers more times than any other island in the Caribbean. Trinidad and Tobago were ceded to Britain in 1802 under the Treaty of Amiens as separate states and unified in 1889. Trinidad and Tobago obtained independence in 1962 and became a republic in 1976. As of 2015, the sovereign state of Trinidad and Tobago had the third highest GDP per capita based on purchasing power parity (PPP) in the Americas after the United States and Canada. It is recognised by the World Bank as a high-income economy. Unlike most of the English-speaking Caribbean, the economy is primarily industrial with an emphasis on petroleum and petrochemicals; much of the nation's wealth is derived from its large reserves of oil and natural gas.Trinidad and Tobago is known for its Carnival celebration and as the birthplace of steelpan, the limbo, and music styles such as calypso, soca, parang and chutney.
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Webinar - Using Mobile Technologies - 2009-07-16
 
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You keep hearing how mobile phones are a great way to reach a large audience of people, but how can your nonprofit or library use this technology, and where do you start? Join Kami Griffiths for a webinar about using mobile technologies for outreach and education. She interviews Adam Shyevitch, Teen Initiative Director at Boston After School & Beyond, who shares information about how their organization is using mobile technology for their outreach efforts. We also hear from Michael Sabat of Mobile Commons, a company that develops web-based applications to launch interactive mobile campaigns including text messaging, voice calls, and web-based components. Learn from their experiences and leave with some ideas about how your nonprofit or library can utilize mobile technologies for outreach and education. This webinar is for people who are beginning to explore using mobile technology and have questions on how to get started.
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Post-Fall Huddles and Reducing Preventable Falls and Injuries: AHRQ Toolkit for Preventing Falls
 
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This is the seventh of eight Learning Network Webinars that are part of a training program for AHRQ’s Preventing Falls in Hospitals toolkit. In this webinar, first Kristine Von Ruden of Franciscan Healthcare provides an update to her hospital’s intentional rounding activities. Then Julia Neily describes how to implement post-fall huddles, and use data from post-fall huddles to reduce falls and fall-related injuries. Finally, Vanessa Coronel and her colleagues discuss the use of a post-fall huddle checklist to capture information about the fall, evaluate why it happened, and develop specific interventions to prevent it again. The webinar was held October 21, 2015. Video also at: https://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/hospital/fallpxtraining/trainingwebinars/index.html
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Belize | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Belize Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ In case you don't find one that you were looking for, put a comment. This video uses Google TTS en-US-Standard-D voice. SUMMARY ======= Belize ( ( listen)) (Spanish: Belice) is a country located on the eastern coast of Central America. Belize is bordered on the northwest by Mexico, on the east by the Caribbean Sea, and on the south and west by Guatemala. It has an area of 22,800 square kilometres (8,800 sq mi) and a population of 387,879 (2017). Its mainland is about 290 km (180 mi) long and 110 km (68 mi) wide. It has the lowest population and population density in Central America. The country's population growth rate of 1.87% per year (2015) is the second highest in the region and one of the highest in the Western Hemisphere.The Mayan civilization spread into the area of Belize between 1500 B.C. and 300 A.D. and flourished until about 1200. European exploration campaigns began in 1502 when Christopher Columbus sailed along the Gulf of Honduras. European settlement begun by English settlers in 1638, this period was also marked by Spain and Britain lay claim to the land until Britain defeated the Spanish in the Battle of St. George's Caye (1798). It became a British colony in 1840, known as British Honduras, and a Crown colony in 1862. Independence was achieved from the United Kingdom on 21 September 1981. Belize has a diverse society, composed of many cultures and languages that reflect its rich history. English is the official language of Belize, while Belizean Creole is an unofficial native language. Over half the population is multilingual, with Spanish being the second most common spoken language. It is known for its September Celebrations, its extensive barrier reef coral reefs and punta music.Belize's abundance of terrestrial and marine species and its diversity of ecosystems give it a key place in the globally significant Mesoamerican Biological Corridor. It is considered a Central American and Caribbean nation with strong ties to both the American and Caribbean regions. It is a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), and the Central American Integration System (SICA), the only country to hold full membership in all three regional organisations. Belize is a Commonwealth realm, with Queen Elizabeth II as its monarch and head of state.
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Nigeria | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Nigeria Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ In case you don't find one that you were looking for, put a comment. This video uses Google TTS en-US-Standard-D voice. SUMMARY ======= Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria ( ( listen)) is a country between Central and West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the southeast, and Benin in the west. Its coast in the south is located on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. The federal republic comprises 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja is located. Nigeria is officially a democratic secular country.Nigeria has been home to a number of kingdoms and tribal states over the millennia. The modern state originated from British colonial rule beginning in the 19th century, and took its present territorial shape with the merging of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914. The British set up administrative and legal structures whilst practicing indirect rule through traditional chiefdoms. Nigeria became a formally independent federation in 1960. It experienced a civil war from 1967 to 1970. It thereafter alternated between democratically elected civilian governments and military dictatorships until it achieved a stable democracy in 1999, with the 2011 presidential election considered the first to be reasonably free and fair.Nigeria is often referred to as the "Giant of Africa", owing to its large population and economy. With 186 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. Nigeria has the third-largest youth population in the world, after India and China, with more than 90 million of its population under age 18. The country is viewed as a multinational state as it is inhabited by 250 ethnic groups, of which the three largest are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba; these ethnic groups speak over 250 different languages and are identified with a wide variety of cultures. The official language is English. Nigeria is divided roughly in half between Christians, who live mostly in the southern part of the country, and Muslims, who live mostly in the north. A minority of the population practice religions indigenous to Nigeria, such as those native to the Igbo and Yoruba ethnicities. As of 2015, Nigeria is the world's 20th largest economy, worth more than $500 billion and $1 trillion in terms of nominal GDP and purchasing power parity respectively. It overtook South Africa to become Africa's largest economy in 2014. The 2013 debt-to-GDP ratio was 11 percent. Nigeria is considered to be an emerging market by the World Bank; it has been identified as a regional power on the African continent, a middle power in international affairs, and has also been identified as an emerging global power. However, it currently has a "low" Human Development Index, ranking 152nd in the world. Nigeria is a member of the MINT group of countries, which are widely seen as the globe's next "BRIC-like" economies. It is also listed among the "Next Eleven" economies set to become among the biggest in the world. Nigeria is a founding member of the African Union and a member of many other international organizations, including the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations and OPEC.
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LGBTI Exchange Alumni Panel [Full Video]
 
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In celebration of Pride Month, the U.S. Department of State hosted a panel discussion with international exchange alumni of three Depart of State-sponsored programs: the Fulbright Programs the Gilman Scholarship, and the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y). The panelists discuss their experiences as LGBTI exchange program participants in Barbados, Turkey, and Russia. Learn more about these programs: http://eca.state.gov/fulbright http://exchanges.state.gov/us/program/national-security-language-initiative-youth-nsli-y http://exchanges.state.gov/us/program/benjamin-gilman-international-scholarship-program
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Economic Forecast 2013
 
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Economic Forecast 2013
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Committee on Government Operations on April 10, 2018
 
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Docket #0386 - Hearing Regarding the Proposed 13 Hospital Merger of Caregroup, Inc.(Parent Company of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) and Lahey Health System
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Food Marketplace  Introductory Video AU
 
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FoodMarketplace.com.au is a 100% Australian owned company. It has been especially designed to suit local food and wine retailers of all sizes. From the small family business to the large independent, FoodMarketplace is the online platform that supports every local food retailer in their fight for sales, using the latest online technology and marketing tools.
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RSC 2012 Governor General Lecture Series: We Are All Treaty People: Accepting the Queen's Hand
 
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The Royal Society of Canada 2012 Governor General Lecture Series Professor James Miller, FRSC November 10th 2011 - University of Manitoba Duration: 40:15
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Nathanson Centre Conference on Public and Private Corruption - Keynote (Nov 7, 2014)
 
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KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Global Corruption And The Universal Approach Of The UN Convention Against Corruption John Sandage, Director, Division For Treaty Affairs, United Nations Office On Drugs And Crime (UNODC), Vienna Introduction by Alex Himelfarb, Director (emeritus) of the Glendon School of Public and International Affairs, York University, and Head of the Centre for Global Challenges. (Introduced by Margaret Beare, Osgoode Hall Law School)
Toronto and East York Community Council - May 2, 2018 - Part 2 of 2
 
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Toronto and East York Community Council, meeting 32, May 2, 2018 - Part 2 of 2 Agenda and background materials: http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/decisionBodyProfile.do?function=doPrepare&meetingId=12954 Part 1 of 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJgOoXvccCo#t=6m26s Meeting Navigation: 0:09:37 - Meeting resume 4:17:17 - Meeting resume
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Jamaica | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Jamaica Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ In case you don't find one that you were looking for, put a comment. This video uses Google TTS en-US-Standard-D voice. SUMMARY ======= Jamaica ( ( listen)) is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea. Spanning 10,990 square kilometres (4,240 sq mi) in area, it is the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles and the fourth-largest island country in the Caribbean. Jamaica lies about 145 kilometres (90 mi) south of Cuba, and 191 kilometres (119 mi) west of Hispaniola (the island containing the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic). Previously inhabited by the indigenous Arawak and Taíno peoples, the island came under Spanish rule following the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1494. Many of the indigenous people died of disease, and the Spanish transplanted African slaves to Jamaica as labourers. The island remained a possession of Spain until 1655, when England (later Great Britain) conquered it and renamed it Jamaica. Under British colonial rule Jamaica became a leading sugar exporter, with its plantation economy highly dependent on African slaves. The British fully emancipated all slaves in 1838, and many freedmen chose to have subsistence farms rather than to work on plantations. Beginning in the 1840s, the British utilized Chinese and Indian indentured labour to work on plantations. The island achieved independence from the United Kingdom on 6 August 1962. With 2.9 million people, Jamaica is the third-most populous Anglophone country in the Americas (after the United States and Canada), and the fourth-most populous country in the Caribbean. Kingston is the country's capital and largest city, with a population of 937,700. Jamaicans mainly have African ancestry, with significant European, Chinese, Indian, Lebanese, and mixed-race minorities. Due to a high rate of emigration for work since the 1960s, Jamaica has a large diaspora around the world, particularly in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Jamaica is a Commonwealth realm, with Queen Elizabeth II as its monarch and head of state. Her appointed representative in the country is the Governor-General of Jamaica, an office held by Sir Patrick Allen since 2009. Andrew Holness has served as the head of government and Prime Minister of Jamaica from March 2016. Jamaica is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy with legislative power vested in the bicameral Parliament of Jamaica, consisting of an appointed Senate and a directly elected House of Representatives.
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London | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: London Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ In case you don't find one that you were looking for, put a comment. This video uses Google TTS en-US-Standard-D voice. SUMMARY ======= London ( ( listen) LUN-dən) is the capital city of the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in southeastern England, 50 miles (80 km) upstream from its estuary with the North Sea, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. Londinium was founded by the Romans. The City of London, London's ancient core − an area of just 1.12 square miles (2.9 km2) and colloquially known as the Square Mile − retains its medieval boundaries. The City of Westminster is also an Inner London borough holding city status. Greater London is governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly. London is a leading global city in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transportation. London, the fourth fastest-growing city, is 26 out of 300 major cities for economic performance. It is one of the largest financial centres and has either the fifth or sixth largest metropolitan area GDP. It is the most-visited city as measured by international arrivals and has the busiest city airport system as measured by passenger traffic. It is the leading investment destination, hosting more international retailers and ultra high-net-worth individuals than any other city. London's universities form the largest concentration of higher education institutes in Europe. In 2012, London became the first city to have hosted three modern Summer Olympic Games.London has a diverse range of people and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken in the region. Its estimated mid-2016 municipal population (corresponding to Greater London) was 8,787,892, the most populous of any city in the European Union and accounting for 13.4% of the UK population. London's urban area is the second most populous in the EU, after Paris, with 9,787,426 inhabitants at the 2011 census. The population within the London commuter belt is the most populous in the EU with 14,040,163 inhabitants in 2016. London was the world’s most populous city from c. 1831 to 1925. London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret's Church; and the historic settlement in Greenwich where the Royal Observatory, Greenwich defines the Prime Meridian, 0° longitude, and Greenwich Mean Time. Other landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and The Shard. London has numerous museums, galleries, libraries and sporting events. These include the British Museum, National Gallery, Natural History Museum, Tate Modern, British Library and West End theatres. The London Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world.
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