Order of play on the showcourt on day 13 of the French Open on Friday (all times GMT, prefix numbers denote seeding):Court Philippe Chatrier (play starts at 1045)Men’s singles – Semi-finals 1-Andy Murray (Britain) v 3-Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland) 4-Rafael Nadal (Spain) v 6-Dominic Thiem (Austria)
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World Teachers’ DayEducation Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine said teachers must be given the right training in content, methodology and outlook in order to deliver quality education to children.If the education system fails, nothing else is likely to succeed and, therefore, if teachers fail, then the system would inevitably crumble also, the Minister noted.Education Minister,Dr Rupert RoopnaraineActing Chief Education Officer Marcel Hutson“It is, therefore, imperative that teachers succeed, since they are the very foundation of the education system,” he said, noting that it was important to identify the right calibre of persons to be teachers.“They must be given the right training in content, methodology and outlook. To that must be added the correct environment and the requisite terms and conditions of service,” he expounded, highlighting that those imperatives together comprise the complete approach to ensuring that the teachers deliver quality education.“It is to the provision of the aforementioned that the Government commit, within its means, in its quest to provide quality education and its effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to which it has committed,” he said.In 1994, UNESCO proclaimed October 5 to be World Teachers’ Day, celebrating the great step made for teachers on October 5, 1966, when a special intergovernmental conference convened by UNESCO in Paris adopted the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, in cooperation with the ILO.This recommendation sets forth the rights and responsibilities of teachers, as well as international standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, teaching and learning conditions. Since its adoption, the recommendation has been considered an important set of guidelines to promote teachers’ status in the interest of quality education.Roopnaraine stated that the 2016 Teachers’ Day is the first World Teachers’ Day to be celebrated within the new Global Education 2030 Agenda adopted by the world community one year ago.He stated that this year’s theme, “Valuing Teachers, Improving their Status”, embodies the fundamental principles of the 50-year-old Recommendation, while shining a light on the need to support teachers as reflected in the agenda’s SDGs.A specific education goal, SDG4, pledges to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”; therefore, Roopnaraine stated teachers were not only pivotal to the right to education, they were key to achieving the targets set out in SDG4.He added that this approach recognised that each child mattered and that the involvement of all of the stakeholders was also an imperative for the delivery of quality education.“Also in the pipeline are the curriculum review process and the report of the Commission of Inquiry into the education system, both of which will inform the revision of the education sector’s strategic plan,” he said.The Minister stated that the Government has recommitted itself to themaintenance of a professional teaching service that can assure the nation of quality education, the production of rounded and patriotic citizens and ultimately, the development of society.Acting Chief Education Officer Marcel Hutson, in his remarks, stated thatteachers spend a significant amount of time with their students and fill gaps left by temporarily or permanently absent parents, often times performing critical roles as counsellors and confidants.“In many cases, you functioned as conveyors of non-academic (life) skills such as trust, respect, accountability and conflict resolution, all of which contribute to the creation of well-rounded students who will positively impact all spheres of society,” he said.
Prime Minister Najib Razak announced late Monday that the Malaysia Airlines flight, which went missing on March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people aboard, had crashed in the southern Indian Ocean.The concert was to be held Friday and Saturday at the Kuala Lumpur Twin Towers and feature Aguilera, Korean star Rain and R&B musician Craig Davis.“It is truly a tragedy and we are deeply saddened about the crew and passengers of flight MH370,” said a statement by Petronas on the concert’s Facebook page.Formula One organisers were to meet later Tuesday to discuss a possible tribute to victims at this weekend’s event.Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg, who arrived in the Malaysian capital earlier, said on Twitter that “all my prayers go to friends & families of the passengers on # MH370”.Malaysia will also host a EurAsia Cup golf tournament and the prestigious Laureus sports awards this week.Laureaus World Sports Academy, which will honour last year’s top sports figures Wednesday, said it would have a reduced programme because of the disaster.Academy chairman Edwin Moses said a football friendly between past greats would be dedicated to those hit by the disaster.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000KUALA LUMPUR, March 25- A concert to mark Malaysia’s Formula One Grand Prix weekend which was set to feature US star Christina Aguilera has been cancelled due to a passenger jet crash, its sponsor said Tuesday.State oil company Petronas, which sponsors the Mercedes F1 racing team and the annual concert, said it called off the show as “a sign of respect to the families and next-of-kin of the crew and passengers of flight MH370”.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A collision involving a CN Rail train and a tractor-trailer has closed the Prespatou Road north of Fort St. John.According to the RCMP, the collision occurred at around 8:51 a.m. at a level crossing approximately 30 kilometres north of Fort St. John. Sgt. Dave Tyreman with the Fort St. John RCMP said that that the collision occurred in the Montney area, near where the Prespatou Road and the 256 Road meet.The approximate location of this morning’s train collision.- Advertisement -The road is said to be closed in both directions, and it’s not known when the road will reopen. At this point, there’s no word on the status of the occupants of both the train and the tractor-trailer. Just in: Train Vs Semi. Prespatou Rd at 256 Road. No other details at present. Updates will be provided once Known. Prespatou Road Currently closed.— Fort St John RCMP (@FortStJohnRCMP) June 28, 2018Advertisement This is a developing story, and we’ll have an update once we receive more information.If you have any news tips or photos of the scene of the collision, email email@example.com.
Mamadou Sakho wants to return to his homeland after being told he can leave Liverpool 1 Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho is holding out for a loan move to France.The 26-year-old has been told he can leave Anfield on transfer deadline day after falling out of favour with manager Jurgen Klopp.Besiktas and Stoke City have both made offers for the centre-back, but he has rejected their advances.And, according to RMC, Sakho has his heart set on a return to his homeland before tonight’s transfer deadline.The Frenchman came through the ranks at Paris Saint-Germain and a move to the Ligue 1 champions would be his preferred option.That could be an possibility – but only if Chelsea are able to lure David Luiz away from the French capital.
LANCASTER – Developers will pay $8.6 million for 41.6 acres of city-owned land to build a hotel and retail complex near the city’s baseball stadium. Lancaster’s redevelopment agency will sell the site to SC Premier Properties, which is working with the Hilton Family and K-Partners Hospitality Group LP to build at least two hotels. On five of the acres, a three-story, 85-room Hampton Inn and a three-story, 92-room Homewood Suites will be built. The hotels are anticipated to be open in 2007. If market demand is sufficient, the Hilton chain will consider building a third hotel. The third hotel would be one of the top brands, such as Hilton, Doubletree or Embassy Suites. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“This multihotel complex will be a catalyst to encourage more retail and restaurants in Lancaster,” said Vern Lawson Jr., the city’s economic development/redevelopment director. Homewood Suites is geared toward upscale, extended-stay travelers. Hamptons are geared toward business and leisure travelers. Both hotel chains are owned by Hilton. The combined development is expected to cost roughly $18.7 million. City officials estimate the two hotels will generate $500,000 in revenue from the occupancy tax charged on rooms. The city will make improvements to the site up to an amount equal to the $8.6 million sale price. SC Premier Properties will develop a master plan for the entire 41.6 acres that will include a Tuscan village-themed shopping and entertainment area. The project is expected to include an office building, retail shops and restaurants. City officials said the shopping area will be pedestrian friendly and will have a “village ambiance.” “Lancaster currently lacks sufficient space for retail expansion,” Lawson wrote in a report to the City Council. “The shopping complex contemplated for this site will help fill this gap. The new retail, hotels and office building will combine synergistically to develop a sense of place, which will allow our residents to experience shopping opportunities they crave.” The development is also expected to bolster the city’s efforts in attracting national tournaments to the city’s Big 8 softball complex and the soccer center. The development should also help bolster attendance for the minor league baseball team, the JetHawks. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
In: Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Arsenal) – £7.6m – Click the right arrow for more advice – The creative Armenian could thrive at the Emirates in the coming weeks and may be a good cheap option for the time being. If he links up with Aubameyang as he did at Borussia Dortmund the Gunners could be fun to watch. Out: Ben Mee (Burnley) – £4.9m – Click the right arrow for more advice – The Clarets are off form and dropping down the Premier League table. Its time to sell these stars while they still have value. 10 10 After a busy midweek, we get even more Premier League action this weekend, so it’s vital you keep an eye on your FPL team.There’s a mouth-watering fixture between Liverpool and Tottenham at Anfield on Sunday, while there is plenty of action elsewhere too.But with the January transfer window over, your main priority should, of course, be ensuring that your team is in order and that’s what we’re here for.Check out the Fantasy Premier League transfers you might need to make this week by clicking the right arrow above… Out: Marko Arnautovic (West Ham) – £6.9m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Out for around a month with a hamstring injury, the Austrians run of form has come to an end. 10 Out: Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) – £10.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – With only one goal in ten games, its best you ditch the French star until his role in the Gunners side is fully worked out. 10 10 10 10 In: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) – £10.5m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Who better to replace him than his new club-mate. Game-time might be minimal to start with but he could be a steal at this price. 10 In: Theo Walcott (Everton) – £7.2m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Now at Goodison Park, the England star is flying at the moment having scored a brace in midweek against Leicester City. 10 In: Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – £8.9m – Click the right arrow for more advice – If you dont have the England international in your side you need to rethink your strategy. Sterling has only had two weeks with a score lower than five points in the last nine games. Out: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) – £8.7m – Click the right arrow for more advice – The Algerians form had picked up recently but now his future is up in the air and hes clearly disgruntled. You should drop him until his situation has been resolved. Out: Leroy Sane (Manchester City) – £8.4m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Following Cardiff star Joe Bennetts tackle in the FA Cup, Pep Guardiola believes the German starlet could be out of action for up to a month. 10 In: Andrew Robertson (Liverpool) – £4.7 m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Already impressing at Anfield, the Scotsman isnt likely to lose his place for some time and could rack up a decent points haul.
Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Jose Mourinho has been out of management since being sacked by Manchester United 2 2 “There would be a snobbery around football that would go for Allegri or Mourinho. But I’m like, ‘No, I’d rather go with Chris Wilder.’“He knows football, he’s a proper football person. Like Sir Alex Ferguson, Jurgen Klopp at Mainz, Pep Guardiola at Barcelona B – he’s shown what he can do.“I believe there are managers in lower league football who are very gifted and deserve an opportunity. Chris has gone through the whole lot.” appointed TOP WORK PAYBACK LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The Englishman has been working miracles at Sheffield United for some time, guiding them from the foot of League One to SIXTH in the Premier League, despite a relative lack of resources.And Wilder has done it in style, ripping up the narrative on the newly-promoted Blades as a negative, pragmatic proposition.His revolutionary tactical approach, featuring overlapping centre-backs, has caught the Premier League off guard and Cascarino reckons he deserves a crack at one of the big guns.“Man United job, Arsenal job – Chris Wilder? Absolutely,” Cascarino said. Nonetheless, it seems Mourinho is the front-runner for the Arsenal job should the Gunners decide to sack Emery.According to The Times, Mourinho and Arsenal head of football Raul Sanllehi had dinner together earlier this week, although this has since being denied by Arsenal.Reports claim Emery is fighting to save his job following the disappointing 1-1 draw with Wolves on Saturday. getty images Chris Wilder is doing remarkable things at Bramall Lane revealed MOST READ IN FOOTBALL scrap latest SORRY Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder deserves to be considered for the Premier League’s top jobs, according to Tony Cascarino.Arsenal and Manchester United are struggling under Unai Emery and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer respectively and the usual names are being linked with the jobs – Jose Mourinho and Massimiliano Allegri among them – should they become available.But Cascarino is amazed Wilder isn’t being talked about as a man who could lead the likes of Arsenal and United, suggesting that it’s only snobbery which prevents such clubs taking a chance on someone like him. Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos AFP ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019
ReadWritePredict is a look ahead at the technology trends and companies that will shape the coming year.Guest author Bill Ready is CEO of the PayPal unit Braintree.Mobile is on the rise and has helped disrupt many traditional industries, including transportation, accommodations, services and retail. As a result, mobile commerce is on a tear, and is expected to account for global revenues of $204 billion by year end.As consumers shift to mobile, they’re demanding simple and straightforward buying experiences like those of Airbnb, Trunk Club, Uber and YPlan. The simpler mobile buying becomes, the more mobile commerce will grow. Yet there’s still a steep gap between browsing and buying on mobile. Too many obstacles still stand between consumers and merchants trying to connect via mobile devices.How will we get from where we are today, when mobile only accounts for an estimated one percent of all commerce transactions, to 30%, 40%, 50% or more? And how will mobile commerce evolve over the next few years? Here are my predictions.Digital Wallets Will Become A Preferred Option For Mobile PurchasesOver the next five years, we’ll see digital wallets—apps and hardware that will let us buy things directly, without the need to fumble for a credit card—becoming the primary way people buy on mobile. That shift is going to begin in earnest in 2015. But it won’t be because people want to scrap the physical wallet they carry in their purse or pocket.We carry our smartphones around with us everywhere we go, using them to communicate, consume content, shop and fill spare moments in our day. On average, U.S. smartphone owners now spend about three hours per day on their phones. The increase in the amount of time spent on mobile is also translating to an increase in mobile commerce.This holiday season, we’ve already seen tremendous growth in this area—whether it was buying a new flat screen TV on Thanksgiving while sitting at the dinner table, downloading a popular gaming app to fill the time once family had left, or even renting a hotel room for next week’s holiday party directly from your phone. My own company Braintree—which is part of the PayPal family—saw mobile transaction growth on Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year rise by respective factors of 4.2, 2.3 and 2.9 compared to the same period in 2013.Yet the gap between browsing and buying on mobile persists. Lots of online shopping still isn’t optimized for mobile, and requires consumers to fill out credit card, shipping and billing information before they can check out. Consumers are less willing to input data on their phones and expect “one touch” buying of the sort that only digital wallets can provide.While the idea of the digital wallet isn’t new, it’s been slow to gain traction. But things like Apple Pay and PayPal’s One Touch are changing that.Security Concerns Will Further Drive Consumer Adoption of Digital WalletsFor the last 15 years, digital wallets, particularly those at scale such as PayPal, have allowed people to transact online or on mobile without revealing their financial information, giving them increased security. However, the majority of consumers today still forego that security, passing their financial information to countless merchants through card swipes and online entry forms.After several major in-store breaches across many well known, reputable retailers, consumers and merchants alike are now seeing that additional security is absolutely required. The legacy payment model of sharing detailed financial information with every card swipe and online transaction clearly no longer works.For this reason, digital wallets will become a must-have for consumers and merchants that are looking to transact safely and securely.The Shift Toward Wearables and Beacons Will Help Fuel Context-Driven CommerceIn the coming years, both wearables and the proliferation of beacons will change the way we browse and buy. With the help of companies like Apple, Pebble and Samsung, more and more time will be spent on handheld (or even smaller) devices. And nearly every mobile device and wearable also serves as a Bluetooth equipped beacon.As a result, our devices are going to have much greater ability to interact with the world around us. But they’ll also need to know an increasing amount about us to do it well. Everything from our location to past purchase history will be used to predict our wants and needs so that we can quickly and easily interact with computing devices that aren’t designed for data entry.As we begin to browse and buy more via our wearable devices, context-aware technology that enhances the way we interact with the world around us will become all the more critical. Beaconing technology—such as that from Estimote and Euclid—are providing effective ways for merchants to personalize the in-store shopping experience and to let consumers easily purchase things from their phones.Bluetooth low-energy technology is also enabling solutions like Venmo Nearby, which connects people within a given location so they can easily exchange money for anything from dinner to a concert without even needing a phone number or email address. As wearable devices with even smaller screens devices start to catch on, context-driven experiences and digital wallets will become all the more critical.People Will Buy Fewer ‘Things,’ More ExperiencesWith the growth of the sharing economy and collaborative consumption, consumers are spending more on experiences. Booking weekend getaways using Airbnb or HotelTonight; purchasing tickets to shows and events via sites like StubHub or SeatGeek; and sending friends “gifts” via social peer-to-peer (P2P) apps for a beer or a movie ticket are becoming more common.Analyzing spending keywords on Venmo—which is processing more than $2.8 billion of annualized mobile volume and seeing 50 percent quarter-over-quarter growth—we’re seeing an increase in payments for experiences like a trip to Tahoe, fantasy football or going to the movies. Next year, we’ll continue to see people shifting from buying “things” to buying experiences.Social Commerce Will Make a ComebackJust a few years ago, many declared that social commerce had failed. The conventional wisdom was that social commerce was limited to buying through a brand’s social media page, or sharing purchased items via social media.But social commerce is actually thriving in more obvious places—where both buying and conversation around buying happens naturally. We’ll soon see consumers start sharing and buying on social sites like Twitter, Facebook and Houzz.In addition, we’ll also see a rise in social P2P payments. This growth will not only be a result of an increase in activity from early adopting millennials, who currently dominate the space, but will also result from use by a growing demographic as social commerce becomes mainstream and millennials expand beyond their peers to their entire network.Lead photo courtesy of Shutterstock A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts bill ready Tags:#digital wallet#Mobile Payments#Predict Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market