No new Zika cases for TCI country praised by Consultant

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 5, 2017 – Providenciales – Zika Communications Strategy consultant, Salorne McDonald announced there have been no new cases of Zika in the TCI for 2017.  Speaking to Magnetic Media Monday, McDonald said the 25 cases of Zika reported in 2016 was a cause for concern in a small population.  McDonald referred to the reduction in cases this year as “fantastic,” however, and credited initiatives from the Ministry of Health and other partners for this success.The Consultant, who started work with the TCI since October, said that TCI is managing the Zika issue better than many others in the region.  “TCI is doing very well. In a number of other places we’ve been in contact with, they’re still having challenges with getting communities to buy into how to dispose of large debris,” said McDonald.  He added there has been strong support for government initiatives from communities and NGOs such as the Red Cross.According to McDonald, there has not only been a decrease in cases of Zika, but a decrease in the number of larvae found in traps set by the Environmental Health division of the ministry. The next steps for the government will be to ensure that breeding sites continue to be eliminated and to continue with current community clean-up programmes.  “We have to remain vigilant and we have to continue collaborating because collaboration thus far has been the strongest weapon in the fight (against Zika).”Story by:  Zahra Gordon#MagneticMediaNews#newzikacasesforTCI#zikacasesreducedinTCI#fightagainstzika Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#fightagainstzika, #magneticmedianews, #newzikacasesforTCI, #zikacasesreducedinTCIlast_img read more

Emery is looking forward to Petr Cechs perfect career end

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery, paid his particular tribute to Petr Cech after he announced that this season would be his last as a professional.Legendary goalkeeper Petr Cech announced this week that he is hanging up his boots after an incredible 20-year career, Spanish manager Unai Emery wanted to pay his very particular tribute to the Czech goalkeeper as he expects that everybody gives him the farewell he deserves.The best years of Petr’s career obviously came at Chelsea, where he won literally everything that any player could dream of at club level and he became one of the best players in Premier League history.There is actually a general conversation in which Cech’s name is mentioned alongside legends such as Peter Schmeichel, David Seaman, Edwin van der Sar, and David de Gea.In many of those debates, the Czech Republic goalie is already considered as the very best that English football every had and his retirement actually shocked people like Seaman himself because it will happen when Petr is only 36-years old.Just to put things in perspective, great goalkeepers in football history usually retire at a much older age because they don’t risk their legs as much as the pitch players.The best examples of this tendency are Italian legends Dino Zoff and Gianluigi Buffon, who played at the highest level until a very advanced age.”A great player with a lot of titles in his career and I think the respect to him is very big for me and for all the football world.”@UnaiEmery_ pays tribute to @PetrCech…— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 17, 2019But for some reason, Cech believes that the time has come and everybody should respect his wishes because we really are talking about one of the all-time greats not only in England, but anywhere in the world.Now that he is playing his last matches for Arsenal, manager Unai Emery revealed that he wants to make sure that Petr gets the farewell he deserves and he obviously will do everything in his power to make that happen.“First, he is a very big person. A person I’ve only known for six months, a person who is closer to more people [other] than me,” said Emery as quoted by Four Four Two.“As a player he was great, with a lot of titles in his career. The respect to him is very big for me and for all the football world.”“His decision is a very, very personal decision. I respect him. He said to us [he planned to retire] at the beginning of the week. When he did we were surprised but respectful. He was thinking with his family about this decision.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“All we can say to him – every player in the team – is we want to find a good moment with you at the end of your career.”“Now it’s very difficult to speak about that. I want to enjoy with him the last four months. To [work] together in a big way, finding our objectives with him.”Emery wants Cech to end career ‘in a good moment’— Gunners Today (@gunners_today) January 17, 2019We do have to say that Cech’s decision was pretty unexpected, mostly because we still think that he has a lot more to give to this beautiful sport and there appears to be no turning back for him anymore.During his time at Chelsea, there was a sense that the man was a bit disrespected by the Blues’ owners when they decided to sell him in order to give Thibaut Courtois the position in the squad.Cech could’ve easily remained with the Blues for the rest of his career, nobody ever questions that he at least earned the chance to decide the way in which he wanted to retire.This announcement comes in a very timely manner, as Arsenal is about to face Chelsea in the Premier League next weekend and we can already picture how emotional this moment will be for the legend.Playing against the club he adores on the same week he announced one of the most difficult decisions he’s ever made, must be something truly difficult but we are sure all the Blues’ players will pay Petr the respects that he deserves.“I don’t know now. It’s a question to do with the club and with the player. When he played at the start of the season he started very well, with very good behaviour, commitment and also performance.”– Unai Emery on Petr Cech’s future— AFTV (@AFTVMedia) January 5, 2019What is your take on Petr Cech’s decision to hang up his boots by the end of the season? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Honest Advice for Baltimore Public School Teachers

If you think teachers spend majority of their time making Play-Doh and singing in circle time- take another look. A lot has changed since the 80s.Common Core State Standards now require kindergarteners to “Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10 by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.” Could you do that at six? Could you weave it into a fun and engaging literacy lesson today?In addition to meeting increasingly rigorous academic standards, the state of some urban communities has left teachers standing in the gap for students who need extra support in developing socially, emotionally, and physically.According to data released from Baltimore City Public Schools, between 2008 and 2013, “the number of City Schools students identified as homeless doubled.” In 2013, BCPS had 2,716 homeless youth in classrooms across Baltimore City alone. This means that educators are much more than “just teachers.”Educators are social workers for the students in unstable homes or living conditions. Educators are child psychologists unraveling the reasons behind a student suddenly acting out in class or refusing to eat. No one can be “just a teacher.” In fact, even the novice educator has to be a master planner with the patience of Buddha, an advocate in the trenches, and in some cases- the only father or mother figure a student knows.It’s All About You- Kind of, Not ReallyAs a teacher, you set the tone and culture for the classroom. And while your role is important- it is no more important than the role and experience of the student. Providing structure is crucial, but equally important is choosing battles carefully- and sometimes, taking time to check yourself.Who cares that hours were spent preparing a “fun” activity? If it bombs, you must plan something else- preferably something that will better engage students and have them do a majority of the work.Who cares that you want every child sitting perfectly on the carpet- if one prefers to sit attentively in a chair is it really worth the war? Sometimes we have to make reasonable sacrifices or bargains for the greater good.Organization is KeyOrganization can make or break the teaching experience- especially when teaching multiple subjects to more than 30 students.Classrooms must be functional for both teacher and student. Visibly displaying your Instructional Framework, unit goals, and lesson targets ensures that day-to-day instruction aligns with year- long plans. Organizing students by academic level with corresponding activity bins cuts down misbehaviors as tasks are finished. Hanging wall organizers free up floor space in smaller classrooms, and designated bins for all papers collected and returned keeps an unsightly mountain of paper from burying the teacher’s desk. Everyone feels better, and students in a tidy room show more respect for the classroom by properly using materials and cleaning up behind themselves.Communication is a Must, Collaboration is KeyIn order to meet student’s academic needs there must be clarity on environment, personality, and culture- none of this can be assumed. Communication with students, parents, family members, school administration and service providers is a requirement in truly understanding a child’s behavior and learning style. To foster better communication, text parents throughout the day with pictures of their student’s work and tips on continuing the learning at home. The quick text logs communication and also gives students an incentive to do their best work.At the beginning of the year, ask parents to complete a needs survey. If a student has no running water or electricity, this will impact learning. Keeping positive, respectful, open lines of communication increases the chance that a parent will express a need that can then be filled.Beg, Borrow, Steal: The Internet is Your Friend- SometimesTeaching- especially in the beginning years- is not the time to reinvent the wheel. Teachers Pay Teachers, Pinterest, and a slew of other websites offer everything from scripted lesson plans to fun and engaging writing prompts and art projects for every section of the Common Core State Standards.In 2016, the possibilities are endless. Don’t have a book you want to read? Find the read-aloud with one search Youtube. Don’t have the funds to visit the pumpkin patch? Take your students on a virtual field trip!Communicating with the grade-level teams goes a long way in easing the pressures of teaching. Fellow teachers can give new ideas and participate in peer observations. Communication and collaboration with service providers can ensure that students get exactly what they need- and sometimes a double-dose of instruction on a targeted skill.Live Where You WorkWords cannot express the delight of a child seeing their teacher out of context. And the joy is not one-sided. Standing in the grocery store line with someone you taught how to read gives an immeasurable sense of pride.Living where you serve grounds the work that you do while giving a behind-the-scenes look into the community as you build connection. When you know where students are coming from you can better assist them in reaching their academic and social goals- and the instant celebrity status doesn’t hurt.Alexis Taylor is teacher in a Baltimore City public school. read more