Seniors Benefit from Computer Training Course

first_imgSeniors Benefit from Computer Training Course UncategorizedNovember 25, 2008 Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Senior citizens in St. Ann, who participated in an eight-month computer course, were presented with certificates of completion at a graduation ceremony held recently at the Runaway Bay United Church in the parish.The training course was organised by the St. Ann chapter of the National Council for Senior Citizens (NCSC), in collaboration with the St. Ann Parish Library and Sandals Dunn’s River Hotel and Spa.The graduating class of 16 seniors and four NCSC volunteers were introduced to basic computer skills including using Microsoft Word and the Internet.Valedictorian, Carol James, expressed sincere gratitude to the agencies involved, for providing the opportunity for the seniors to access the computer training.“At first, we were a little apprehensive about the course especially those of us who had no knowledge at all about a computer,” she said, noting that it was a bit challenging but through hard work, determination and dedication, they managed to succeed.“Exploring the Internet was extremely exciting, having all that information at our fingertips, and what was very fascinating also was the fact that we were able to send emails to our families and friends in different parts of the world,” she stated.Meanwhile, a member of the graduating class, Hussefeta Simms, described the experience as fulfilling.“One of my most memorable moments was when I was able to write letters to my children using Microsoft Word. I was excited to share what I was learning so I proceeded to emailing and printing these documents,” she said.She also commended the tutors on the level of patience they showed, when the seniors seemed not to be grasping a concept with ease.Stating that one is never too old to learn, Ms. Simms said: “with each life experience there is a valuable lesson to be learnt, and as such, you have to prepare yourself whether you are young or old.”A total of 195 persons including 19 basic school students have to date benefited from the computer training course. RelatedSeniors Benefit from Computer Training Coursecenter_img RelatedSeniors Benefit from Computer Training Course RelatedSeniors Benefit from Computer Training Courselast_img read more

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Export body seeks lawyers’ views

first_imgSolicitors have been invited to help shape the government’s effort to promote the UK legal sector at the world’s largest legal conference this autum. Lord Keen of Elie QC, advocate general for Scotland, will represent UK legal services at IBA 2016, the annual conference of the International Bar Association which will take place in Washington DC from 18-23 September.Lord Keen is hosting a webinar at 13:30-14:30 on Wednesday 22 June to discuss opportunities for UK legal services companies to get involved in and shape his visit programme, which is intended to highlight the UK as the premier destination for legal and professional serviceds investors. Joining him on the webinar will be Joe Bell, operations director, International Bar Association, London and Daniel Marks, vice consul, UK Trade & Investment, British Embassy, Washington DC. It will include a Q&A session. Register online here.last_img read more

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Panthers edge Vikings in thriller

first_imgRussell HedgesIt started out like it was going to be a Parkway cakewalk. It ended with fans of both the Panthers and the Airline Vikings on their feet at Preston Crownover Stadium, urging their respective teams on.Parkway’s undefeated season and a possible outright District 1-5A championship hung in the balance.The Panthers had jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead in the first quarter. But after that it was a toe-to-toe battle for Bossier City high school football supremacy.Players from both teams put it all on the line for four quarters. For a while in the fourth, the momentum was with Airline and an upset seemed possible.Jere Grice/Press-TribuneParkway’s Brodrick Jefferson caught seven passes for 222 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers’ 30-23 victory over Airline Friday.With the score tied at 23, the Vikings stopped the Panthers on a fourth-and-3. Airline took over at the Parkway 46 and moved to the 27.On third-and-6, the Vikings came tantalizing close to completing a pass inside the 10. On fourth down, a 40-yard field goal attempt failed.It’s in these moments that big-time players make their presence felt. Parkway has two of the best in senior quarterback Brandon Harris and senior wide receiver Brodrick Jefferson.On third-and-10, Jefferson caught a pass from Harris, escaped a tackle and got a first down. A play later he ran 53 yards up the middle for an apparent touchdown that was erased by a penalty.Harris then broke loose to the Airline 22. On third- and-8 from the 20, he lofted a pass to the end zone. Jefferson went up and got it for the go-ahead score with 1:39 left.It wasn’t over until the Panthers recovered a fumble near midfield that allowed them to run out the clock.With the 30-23 victory, Parkway finished the regular season 9-0, the first undefeated season in school history. The Panthers won the outright District 1-5A title at 5-0. Airline, which could have earned a share of the title with a victory, finished 5-5 overall and 3-2 in district.“It’s an amazing feeling,” Parkway coach David Feaster said. “This is something that we’re going to have some perspective probably more as we grow and look back on it. But to have a perfect season like this, and to be in 5A when we have our perfect season.“It would’ve been one thing if we had gone back down to 4A, and beaten those guys and so forth. But to be in 5A, the largest classification, and have our kids play this well every week, is amazing.”Airline coach Bo Meeks was obviously disappointed in the loss, but he couldn’t have gotten a better effort from his players.He told his team after the game that they had become a “great football team.”“I could not be prouder of the effort of our guys tonight,” he said. “To fight back after being 14 down and being on the verge of winning against a team that everyone is talking about going to the Superdome. We were 2-4 and left for dead after Week 6. It’s just a testament to what these assistant coaches and players have done.”The Vikings put pressure on LSU signee Harris throughout the game, forcing him into some poor throws in the first half.But Harris still accounted for almost 400 yards total offense. He completed 14 of 29 passes for 307 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed 15 times for 90 yards.Jefferson, who grabbed seven passes for 222 yards, caught an 87-yard touchdown pass on Parkway’s second series. Austin Roth was on the receiving end of a 17-yard score on the Panthers’ first drive.Avery Shoebridge kicked a 22-yard field goal with 3 seconds left in the half to give the Panthers a 17-15 lead. Demetrius McAtee also scored on a 1-yard run. William McKnight had a big catch that set up a touchdown.Trey Walker, Dante Williams, Marquis King and Matthew Harper had strong efforts on defense.Walker had 15 tackles, one sack and a forced fumble. Williams had 12 tackles and an interception.King ended a promising Airline drive with an interception and had 13 tackles. Harper had four tackles for losses and recovered a fumble.Zac Scroggins also helped the cause with eight tackles.Airline had its share of stars, too.In his post-game speech, Meeks told junior quarterback Jacob James that he turned in a “warrior’s effort.”James scored touchdowns on runs of 17 and 6 yards. He also completed 18 of 26 passes for 190 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions.James also had a two-point conversion run after his first TD, a 17-yard run.He hit Charlie Matthews on a 7-yard swing pass for a touchdown. Matthews is a defensive lineman who came in and lined up in the slot.Shuncee Thomas also had a big game, gaining 114 yards on 18 carries. A lot of the credit for that goes to Airline’s offensive line.Receivers Darian Germany, Cameron Taylor, Roderick Spurlock and D’Juan Byrd all had big catches.Tyrice Neal and Jawillis McClinton had interceptions.As emotional as the game was, both the Panthers and Vikings will have to put it behind them quickly and get ready for the playoffsRussell Hedges is the sports editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune. You can contact him by e-mail at [email protected] comPremier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond Boutique|SponsoredSponsoredUndoInstant Voice TranslatorInstant Voice Translator (43 Languages) Takes Hong Kong By StormInstant Voice Translator|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystBlockchain Is Changing the Game for Trade Financing. 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Vadavada United RFL club receives financial backing

first_imgRugby League BY KILA NAO Vadavada United rugby league club has been bailed out of its dilemma after a local Hire Car company jumped on board to help them with financial support on Monday. The A grade premiership winning team in the Moresby South Rugby League competition have been boosted with K4,350 from Island Mobil Hire Cars located at Vadavada in the National Capital District. The company’s public relations officer Joe Kepa said they were happy to be associated with youths who are involved in sports. “It is part of our community obligation to help where necessary and this teams (men and women) have been a role model since last year. “We have raised our hands up again this year to support them with small funding which will go towards paying their fees,” said Kepa. United president Steven Mark thanked the management of the firm for their continued support. “The funding received will go towards paying our affiliation and player registration fees for the three grades (A, Under 20 and women’s). “Most of the players live at Vadavada and around China Town who are committed to playing sports especially rugby league. “Our men’s A grade side won the MSRL premiership trophy last season and we are confident at defending the title this time around. “Three of our players Unnie Patrick, Jason Maima and Josh Eriko are currently playing with the Gulf Isou and we are hoping that more players will join the ranks soon.last_img read more

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