It is evident, that a critical paradigm shift in educational provision is needed; we need to ensure educational resilience through digital transformation. I take this opportunity as the Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Antigua and Barbuda and Chair of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) to call my colleague Ministers to action.Extract from Statement by Chair of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) – EducationRead full statement below: COVID-19 has exposed even more the pestering inequalities of educational provision in many of our Member States (MS). This also challenges our ability to deliver universal quality education to our citizens. There is now a greater urgency to secure the continued access and participation of children, youth and adults who live with special education needs and disabilities. Those families who are extremely poor or live in remote geographical locations (including the teachers who live in these areas) are at this time unable to fully access the educational accommodations that are being put in place by governments as interim responses to the need for educational provision at a distance over an undeclared, yet protracted period of time. The uncertainty of when the pandemic will come to an end is facilitating deepened uncertainties in educational provision. Chairman of COHSOD, Hon. Michael Browne, Antigua and Barbuda More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… STATEMENT FROM THE CHAIR OF COHSOD-EDUCATION CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak You may be interested in… St. Lucia records more cases of COVID Oct 15, 2020 COVID-19 AND EDUCATION The closure of schools has impacted the earning capacity and participation rates of caregivers, in particular single parents and those who are self-employed; challenged the health security of children who rely on the provision of school meals; increased the risk of exposure to incidents of physical, emotional and sexual abuse and hampered the successful integration of at-risk youth in continuing education. Contribute to a regional capacity to respond through knowledge and resource sharing that ensures that we respond and recover at equitable rates as one CARICOM.Articulate national policies related to the provision of education in periods of crisis, ensuring the protection of the most vulnerable, including where relevant, members of the migrant population.Commit to a digital transformation that guarantees the resilience of the educational system. This is an investment where educational leaders, teachers and students are enabled to engage in quality learning and assessment using fully online platforms; thus aiding in the rapid recovery from the effects of COVID-19.Strengthen public private partnerships with members of industry to enable a smoother transition between pre-, during- and post-COVID-19 realities. Safeguarding the future of our national and regional workforce and entrepreneurial sectors. Ensure that the information related to COVID-19 is disseminated in such a manner that allows teachers, students and families with cognitive, physical and psycho-social learning differences, access to factual information that supports their ability to advocate for and protect themselves and their families in this crisis.Recognise and cater for the mental health impact of COVID- 19 on teachers and learners, paying attention to the ways in which this too can serve to disrupt learning. Interventions must be designed that support the emotional wellbeing of learners, teachers and parents. With a particular reference to COVID-19 and education, the response required relates to decisions to ensure the continuity of education on the one hand, and enabling a swift recovery on the other. Now more than ever, the Region has become acutely aware of the essential roles played by schools and teachers in maintaining the safety and security of children and vulnerable youth. COVID-19 has amplified our awareness of the need for increased technological innovation in the operationalisation and assessment of educational systems and has triggered the need for a response to education for all, in periods of crisis. Oct 16, 2020 A Call to Action- COVID19 and Education CARICOM We do not know the length of this road, but we do know that we are journeying together. Let us adhere to the national and regional safety protocols designed to ensure that we remain in the best of health to continue to serve our children, teachers and communities who stand with us in service. We are all obligated to protect our CARICOM legacy that is the health, well-being and educational excellence of the children and youth of our Region. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… I take this opportunity as the Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Antigua and Barbuda and Chair of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) to call my colleague Ministers to action. To aid in a swift recovery from COVID-19, Ministries with responsibility for Education across the CARICOM Region must: Oct 16, 2020 Our Higher Education sector appears most ready to respond to the provision of technology enabled education in a crisis, with faculty and students of some institutions more ready to continue their educational careers in an online environment. However, attention must be given to TVET institutions, and Community Colleges, to ensure that they too have the capacity and infrastructure to contribute to the normalcy of post-secondary education provision. The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has been a regional vanguard in the area of E-Testing and has demonstrated their solidarity with the region through a proposal for a revised examinations strategy that aims to ensure the integrity of the examinations process, produce valid grades and sustain educational progression across levels of learning. Teachers have also been affected. They are now being called to execute pedagogical innovation that many feel not prepared or trained for; challenging the quality of educational delivery and the efficacy of teachers. COVID-19 is rehearsing often aired propositions on the need for education systems to become 21st Century ready; it is challenging expectations for continuing teacher professional development and creating new conditions of labour for the teaching force, made of up mostly of women, who also fulfil obligations as caregivers. Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC It is evident, that a critical paradigm shift in educational provision is needed; we need to ensure educational resilience through digital transformation. This is the call that is made through the UNESCO SDG 2030 Agenda and reflected in the CARICOM Human Resource Development 2030 Strategy, through the design and implementation of a Caribbean New School Model. Responding to this call can no longer be delayed by the vagaries of financial and political positioning. If the region is to acquire the economic and social resiliency required for educational provision it must become innovative, mediated by ICTs and driven by a competency-based approach. The COVID 19 Pandemic has been characterised by many as the unseen enemy moving swiftly across the globe. To date, at the international level, it has affected approximately 1.5 billion students with run on impacts for teachers and caregivers. Within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) it has disrupted the education and careers of over five million students and two hundred thousand teachers across the Basic Education, Skills for Lifelong Learning and Tertiary Education Sectors, including the provision of special education. In the CARICOM Region, a whole of Government approach has been taken to managing the impact of COVID-19 at the national level. The Region is to be applauded for its swift and coordinated responses to COVID-19, putting in place the health, education, social, economic and security protocols needed to reduce the impact on the social sustainability and economic resilience of the region. Oct 15, 2020 As it relates to the education sector our readiness to respond to the provision of quality basic education at a distance, using online synchronous and asynchronous approaches has been prefigured by the 21st Century readiness of our educational infrastructure. Educational resilience requires an urgent digital transformation. Within MS educational continuity and stability have been managed through interventions that range from the creation of learning packets that are delivered to children, to the creation of educational television series facilitated by particular experts, to the use of learning platforms where both teachers and students can interact via synchronous or asynchronous modes. Out of an abundance of concern and using the whole of government approach, MS have also ensured the provision of welfare relief to students and their families. Share this on WhatsApp
Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, spread some much-needed joy on Instagram earlier this week when she led an all-star lineup of notable entertainers including Will Ferrell, Sia, Jimmy Fallon, Kristen Wiig, Natalie Portman, and more through a rendition of John Lennon‘s famed single, “Imagine”, from her self-quarantine location.The video, which compiled individual clips of the various participants singing a line or two from their own self-quarantine locations, came at a time when the world needs it most. For the past weeks and months, whole countries have found themselves on lockdown as the novel coronavirus spreads across the globe infecting hundreds of thousands of people. Gadot started the video by describing her current situation on day six of a self-quarantine. She explained that the past few days have had her feeling philosophical before providing viewers with the inspiration behind the video.Related: COVID-19 Concert Cancellation Tracker: Gauging How Long The Event Shutdown Will Last [Updates]“I ran into this video of this Italian guy playing the trumpet in his balcony to all of the other people who were locked inside their homes,” she said with the post. “He was playing ‘Imagine’ and there was something so powerful and pure about this video, and it goes like this,” she continued before singing the first line of Lennon’s hit, “Imagine there’s no heaven.”The video then cuts to Wiig who sings the next line. Clips of Jamie Dornan, Labrinth, James Marsden, Sarah Silverman, Eddie Benjamin, Jimmy Fallon, Natalie Portman, Zoe Kravitz, Sia, Lynda Carter, Amy Adams, Leslie Odom, Pedro Pascal, Chris O’Dowd, Dawn O’Porter, Will Ferrell, Mark Ruffalo, Norah Jones, Ashley Benson, Kaia Gerber, Cara Delevingne, and Annie Mumolo follow before Gadot closes with “And the world will be as one.”Watch the entire video below:Gal Gadot & Friends – “Imagine”
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download Indian Express App More Top NewsManchester: Jose Mourinho faces disciplinary action from the FA and an almost definite touchline suspension after being sent to the stands by referee Jon Moss during a 1-1 Premier League home draw with West Ham It is the third time in less than two months that the fiery Manchester United manager will face disciplinary action from the sport’s ruling body In late October he was suspended for one game and fined 8000 pounds (9400 euros/$10000) for an altercation with referee Mark Clattenburg during a draw with Burnley Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is sent to the stands by referee Jonathan Moss Reuters That incident followed a 50000-pound punishment for comments made about the decision to allow referee Anthony Taylor to officiate the game with Liverpool The latest flashpoint also involved a referee with whom Mourinho has recent history Last season while in charge of Chelsea Mourinho had an altercation with the same official in a game at West Ham which resulted in a one-match stadium ban for the Portuguese A year on against the same opposition and with the same referee Mourinho kicked a water bottle fully 20 yards to protest Taylor’s decision to caution Paul Pogba for simulation after 27 minutes a card that rules the French international out of United’s League Cup quarter-final tie — again with West Ham — at Old Trafford on Wednesday "I think everyone saw his frustration was shown in that situation" said assistant manager Rui Faria after Mourinho refused to speak post-match "It should have been a free-kick for us and it ended with a yellow card for Paul and he is out of our next match "So there are maybe reasons to express some frustration After that things that are part of the game and the referee took a decision "But I think everything comes from a decision that should be the opposite way" By that stage Zlatan Ibrahimovic had equalised an early opening goal from Diafra Sakho But as has been the norm recently Mourinho’s team could not find a winner as they recorded a fourth consecutive home league draw — the first time since 1990 they have gone four home games without victory More worrying yet United have now recorded their worst start to a season after 13 games since 1989-90 the season that saw Sir Alex Ferguson famously win the FA Cup after surviving strenuous calls for his dismissal from supporters "We were the best team on the pitch" said Faria "We didn’t have any tactical issues during the game Defensively we were very compact Offensively we created the chances to win "We are showing that as a team we are a strong side and we can do very good things We create chances that in a normal way should be goals and the game should be in a comfortable way "It is not happening We get frustrated The only thing we need to do is keep working because then things will change for us" West Ham manager Slaven Bilic sympathised with his opposite number for his latest disciplinary problems "I don’t know if he deserved to be sent off I don’t know the rules" said Bilic "I don’t want any manager especially him to be sent off It is hard to judge from our angle if it is a dive or a foul so I can understand it but I don’t want him to be sent off "I have seen him We didn’t talk about the mood but he is a gentleman I like him" But the West Ham manager saw promising signs of recovery in his team’s display at Old Trafford "It is a difficult season and I am not trying to avoid saying that" said Bilic whose side is just a point above the drop zone "I am not happy with the position we are still paying the price for September when we had injuries — lost against Watford West Brom Southampton Middlesbrough "But recently there are really good performances from us It is only a matter of time when we get the points We could have lost today but still I would say the same thing" Kolkata: India’s Test captain Virat Kohli on Thursdaysaid the team has had discussions on the contentious Decision Review System (DRS) and looks forward to the technology’s introduction in the future "We have had discussions on this Certainly we will look to introduce it in future We won’t take decisions too hard because we in the first place decided that we will not use DRS" Kohli said on the eve of their second Test against New Zealand at the Eden Gardens The DRS debate had in the past found the BCCI on the opposite side of the cricketing world in general with the richest board always sticking to its original stance that it would continue to oppose the technology as "it is not foolproof" Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli attends a press conference ahead of their second Test match against New Zealand AP However Board president Anurag Thakur had last month said they were willing to accept DRS without the use of Hawk Eye When asked about the recent dubious decisions that went against India vis-a-vis the absence of DRS Kohli said "Those things I can’t say yes or no sitting here We have discussed We have had meetings about it There are some areas that can be debated especially the ball tracking and Hawk Eye It can be discussed or debated upon" "For us to say that umpires made an error and it’s going against us is not logical There’s no room for excuses Once it’s in place and up and running then we can think of the grey areas "We definitely need to think about it But I can’t make a decision sitting here right now It’s a good point" In the Kanpur Test New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson went after a wide delivery from Ravindra Jadeja and managed a faint touch en route to wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha but the umpire did not hear the edge and remained unmoved Among India’s concerns would be Kohli’s recent run of form as he has scored only 78 from five innings including 9 and 18 in the last Test but the skipper said it’s about giving 100 per cent at the practice "I don’t think there’s anything called form It’s about how you feel on that particular day It’s about how good you’re mentally It’s about to be stable in our heads when you get runs and when you don’t You’ve to accept that you can’s score runs every time Working hard is in our hands and we look to do that at the practice sessions "I don’t really think about these things like my form Result cannot be in your hand all the time in cricket You have only one chance in batting It’s a different thing if you get caught off a no-ball Generally cricket is a game of chances But preparation is something that’s in my hand and I look to do it 100 per cent at the practice" Kohli was seen practising with a rubber ball yesterday and he said he was trying to get the feel of the bounce "We sometimes do tend on a flow So it’s important to work on your skills that bring in stability to your game It’s just about repeating those things It’s about controlling the ball that’s bouncing and not coming at pace" India’s ace offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin has a corn on the middle finger of his bowling hand and did not bowl at the nets but Kohli brushed aside any major injury apprehensions "He’s absolutely fine" He denied that uncapped Haryana offspinner Jayant Yadav was there as cover for Ashwin "Ishant would have started if he was fit We already have three quicks We don’t feel we need any more There are five left-handers in their batting so we thought about adding an extra offspinner That was the whole idea In case we require two offspinners Jayant can be an option" Kohli showered praise on Ravindra Jadeja who remained unbeaten on 42 and 50 and returned with a match haul of six wickets to be adjudged Man of the Match in the team’s 197-run victory in Kanpur "I’m really happy that he’s contributing with the bat We always felt he has both skills in abundance It’s about working a bit harder making sure the team benefit from both his skills Hope he can keep continuing" Kohli said "He used to think too much about Test being too difficult and was trying to play differently People have different ways of playing He has certain ways of playing which he should not change He will gain experience Whether we have to draw a Test or play a session out I’m sure he will develop that skill "He’s feeling more confident about himself about his contribution He needs regular assurance of management to make him realise how good he can be with the bat It’s just a habit of getting 60 70 80 He’s been very responsible as well" There may have been talks about the Eden Gardens pitch not offering turn like it was in Green Park but Kohli said it would be a good batting wicket "No comments on wicket We have all bases covered as team concerned It looks a normal wicket Surface is pretty nice It always has a grass cover and should be a good wicket to bat on" London: India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Australian partner Anastasia Rodionova advanced to the third round but it was curtains for top seeded Indo-Croatian combo of Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig in the mixed doubles competition at the Wimbledon in London on Tuesday Bopanna and Rodionova seeded 13th defeated Treat Huey of Phillipines and Alicja Rosolska of Poland 6-3 7-5 in a second round match that lasted little less than an hour The Indo-Australian pair will next face Colombian duo of Juan-Sebastian Cabal and Mariana Duque-Marino Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig AFP Sania and Ivan however bowed out after losing to unseeded British duo of Neal Skupski and Anna Smith 6-4 3-6 5-7 in a match that lasted over two hours The Mirza-Dodig pair paid for their profligacy as they bungled on multiple match points in the final set before the unheralded British came out trumps Both pairs traded a couple of breaks in the first set before the top seeds got a third break which enabled them to close the set at 6-4 Sania and Dodig looked on course for an easy victory but Neal and Anna came back strongly getting a break and winning the second set 6-3 The fancied Indo-Croat pair had problem with their second serve and their success rate was a mere 38 percent In the final set Mirza-Dodig pair were 5-3 up serving for the match at 40-30 However the British kept on fighting as they saved another match point before winning a break to make it 4-5 While serving to stay in the match the Britons again were standing at the cusp of defeat with Mirza-Dodig getting another chance to seal the issue but they failed The 11th game saw the locals break the serve of the top seeds and then serve out the match in the 12th game In the girls’ event India’s Karman Kaur Thandi’s poor show at the junior Grand Slams continued as Mariam Bolkvadze of Georgia won her second round match 4-6 6-2 6-2 in a little over two hours Thandi had previously lost in the first round at the French Open Written by Dipankar Ghose | Ghaziabad | Published: March 20 2013 12:59 am Related News The three men who shot at two constables on patrol duty in GovindpuramGhaziabadon Monday evening are suspected to be carjackerspolice said on Tuesday Claiming that they had identified the accused in the casepolice refused to name 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