Arunachal govt. erects statue to honour Bhupen Hazarika

first_imgThe Arunachal Pradesh government has erected a statue of legendary music composer and singer Bhupen Hazarika at Bolung village in Dibang Valley district of the State.The ten-foot bronze statue, sculpted by Biren Singh of Guwahati, was erected in the village this year. It would be formally unveiled in the early part of 2018, an official said.“The State government had allocated Rs. 30 lakh for the statue in 2015 as a tribute to the legendary singer. Bhupen da is more an Arunachalee than an Assamese,” Director of Research Department Batem Pertin said.Bolung village is adjacent to Assam’s Sadiya area where his parents lived. He was often carried to the village by his elders. Later as a boy he also moved around the village frequently, an official said.Mr. Pertin said that the government in 2016-17 also allocated Rs. 70 lakh for erection of two statues of Hazarika at Yazali in Lower Subansiri district and Itanagar.Mr. Pertin, also the general secretary of the A.P. Literary Society, said that due to persuasion of the society, the government approved the Bolung project. “The land was donated by the sons of former MLA of Arunachal Pradesh Provisional Legislative Assembly Gora Pertin,” Mr. Pertin said.last_img read more

’NBA Live 18’ to feature WNBA teams for first time ever

first_imgDILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress The game’s demo version is expected to come out on August 11, but the WNBA package won’t be available until the full release later this year. Khristian IbarrolaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ The talented athletes of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) will finally receive the virtual treatment, as they will be featured in the upcoming “NBA Live 18” video game. The @WNBA is making it’s mark in #NBALIVE18Get ready for a new 🌊 🌊 🌊For more info: https://t.co/H5xKXsw3fV pic.twitter.com/L5dlIjHyhh— EA SPORTS NBA LIVE (@EASPORTSNBA) August 3, 2017FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars NBA: Knicks’ Porzingis looks to improve mentally next season, observes Conor McGregor’s routine ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo For the first time ever, gamers will finally get the chance to pick teams and players from the world’s premiere women’s league and use them as playable characters.“We are extremely proud to partner with the WNBA and the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) on this groundbreaking occasion,” NBA Live Executive Producer Sean O’Brien shared the milestone to Forbes’ Brian Mazique.“The WNBA is home to some of the most incredible athletes on the planet, and we’ve been working hard to integrate them into our game in an authentic and meaningful way. This is only a taste of what we have in store, and look forward to working with the league on more great integrations in the franchise in the future.”Previously, the likes of Candace Parker, Diana Taurasi and other WNBA players were only made available virtually through player made MODs (modifications).Furthermore,  EA Sports guarantees that they will capture the league’s essence and provide a gameplay “specifically balanced to reflect the unique play style of the league and skills of its players.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet MOST READlast_img read more

Schools Benefiting From Leadership Training of Principals

first_img The Ministry’s policy position is that no principal can be appointed to lead an educational institution unless he/she has done the requisite training at the NCEL. Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says that schools are benefiting from the effective management of principals who have been trained and certified by the National College for Educational Leadership (NCEL).The Ministry’s policy position is that no principal can be appointed to lead an educational institution unless he/she has done the requisite training at the NCEL.“We have seen the tremendous result of that, where the schools that have these trained and certified principals are emerging and they are doing well,” Senator Reid said.He was addressing the National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ) Sixth Biennial General Meeting and National Conference held at Jamaica College in St. Andrew on Saturday (July 14).NCEL is the premier educational leadership training and development organisation creating world-class leaders for Jamaica and the global community.Its mission is to develop and support highly competent, educational leaders, who are able to create and sustain effective schools, thereby contributing to national development.Minister Reid told his audience that the NCEL is moving to equip vice principals, senior teachers and bursars “because the Ministry wants to ensure that people are trained appropriately for the roles and responsibilities that they are asked to take on”.“We must strive in all we do to make sure that the persons serving our children at all levels within our schools are highly trained, highly effective, so that quality education can be delivered to the population,” he stressed.Senator Reid encouraged members of the NPTAJ to continue to serve on school Boards, which are charged with ensuring the effective management of institutions.“Stakeholders like parents are very important. It is a role that we want to cement,” he said. Story Highlights Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says that schools are benefiting from the effective management of principals who have been trained and certified by the National College for Educational Leadership (NCEL). “We have seen the tremendous result of that, where the schools that have these trained and certified principals are emerging and they are doing well,” Senator Reid said.last_img read more

Baker Institute Report World Markets More Exposed to Potential Energy Crisis

first_imgEnergy policy makers should continue to identify and pursue options to promote the development of oil and gas resources outside the Middle East. ### ShareCONTACT: Michael Cinelli PHONE: (713) 831-4794E-MAIL: mcinelli@rice.edu The International Energy Agency should increase its membership to extend beyond the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to include the emerging economies of Asia, including China. The United States, with its global responsibilities, must maintain a firm and consistent policy on Iran. However, the United States must recognize that it has not been successful in bringing our allies to the same level of sanctions on Iran. The rhetorical use of the term “dual containment” by the United States is neither helpful nor an accurate description of policy. BAKER INSTITUTE REPORT: WORLD MARKETS MORE EXPOSED TO POTENTIALENERGY CRISISWorld oil markets are more exposed to disruptiontoday than at any time since the 1970s, according to a comprehensive study ofenergy security and the Persian Gulf by the James A. Baker III Institute forPublic Policy of Rice University.The report suggests steps to reduce the risk of a major oil crisis, includingaccelerated development of alternate supplies outside the Persian Gulf,reassessment of U.S. sanctions against Iran and other countries, expansion ofthe International Energy Agency to include major Asian consumers, especiallyChina, and intensified contacts with the younger generation of religious andpolitical leaders in the Middle East.The year-long study was conducted by Rice’s Baker Institute and sponsored bythe Center for International Political Economy (CIPE).The study concludes that world leaders are too complacent about the abilityof market forces to cover a disruption in energy supplies of the magnitudeexperienced during the Gulf War crisis of 1990-91.“The ease with which markets accommodated the loss of production followingthe Iraqi invasion of Kuwait was the result of a supply glut that existed at thetime,” said Edward P. Djerejian, director of Rice’s Baker Institute.Research results were released today during a media briefing at Rice.“Research included in our study shows no such major surplus of oil inventoryand productive capacity exists today to shield consumers,” Djerejian said.“There are real challenges ahead that could create another energy crisis. It’sincumbent on the United States and other consuming countries to take apro-active approach to avoiding this possibility.”The faculty of Rice University worked with oil industry representatives onthe report, which was released today during a news media briefing.“Decision makers tend to think of energy policy as taking care of itself,”said Amy Jaffe, project coordinator for energy research at Rice’s BakerInstitute. “But there are great challenges on the horizon both in the MiddleEast and Asia that could change the geopolitics of competition for oil suppliesinto the 21st century.”Policy recommendations contained in the research report include:center_img The United States needs to gain a fuller understanding of the cultural and political transition period that will emerge in the next decade in the Middle East and the Gulf. Active engagement should be undertaken with potential leaders from the younger generation of political and religious elites to gain clearer understanding of their motivations and ideologies and to build bridges for long-term relations. U.S. policy makers must seriously reassess the costs and benefits of imposing oil sanctions on several oil producing countries simultaneously. Effectiveness of sanctions, especially unilateral sanctions, in meeting targeted goals should be rigorously examined and the policy of the dual containment of Iraq and Iran should be seriously reassessed. Iran’s influence on the question of exports from Central Asia should also be revisited. U.S. policy toward the Persian/Arabian Gulf is being driven today primarily by a preoccupation with military concerns. While security in that region remains in the vital interest of the industrialized world, U.S. policy toward the region must look beyond the military issues to the emerging situations in each of the Gulf countries for economic, political, social and cultural change, with special consideration given to the role of religious groups. While the United States should be and is prepared to deter and defend against external aggression in the Gulf region, we must also assess what the United States can and should do in the face of generational and regime change in the Gulf and Iraq. AddThislast_img read more