Screen Skills Ireland announces new call for Screen Stakeholders Funding Scheme

Screen Skills Ireland, the skills development unit within Screen Ireland, has announced the next call for applications to the Screen Stakeholders Funding Scheme, which enables organisations and initiatives to provide skills development opportunities for the Irish screen sector.

The Scheme was launched in April as part of the overall measures announced by Screen Ireland to support the creative screen industry as it continues to experience unprecedented levels of disruption as a result of COVID-19. In the first round, €200,000 was awarded to 11 organisations to deliver a wide range of skills development activities.

The Scheme is available for organisations, guilds, and companies that support the screen sector in Ireland and enables them to apply for funding to deliver a series of online events and other activities across a 12-month period.

These activities include courses, events, masterclasses, workshops, seminars, webinars, conferences, panel discussions, networking events, mentoring, coaching, consultancy support, research, data

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On Arewa Youths Call For Increased Funding For Science And Technology Sector

 

The Arewa Youth for peace and security after performance evaluation of all the components of the Nigerian government during the COVID-19 Pandemic, have appealed to the federal government to increase budgetary allocation to the Federal Ministry of Science & Technology.

This is going by the unalloyed roles they played through two of their parastatals namely; The Raw Materials Research & Development Council, National Science & Technology Incubation Centre and the Sheda Science & Technology Centre.

They played patriotic roles by producing facemasks, ventilators and hand sanitizers at the onset of COVID-19, which in no small way eased tensions related to the scarcity of ventilators that led to the demise of some patients quarantined at the various isolation Centres across the country, who required ventilators to breathe at a time when it was scarce.

Digressing on the evaluation report made available to stakeholders by the group’s image maker, Salihu Dantata Mahmoud

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Lawmakers call for expanded AI role in education, business to remain competitive

Lawmakers on Wednesday called for expanding the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to help small businesses and the education system remain competitive in the global economy.



a statue of a man standing in front of a building: Lawmakers call for expanded AI role in education, business to remain competitive


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Lawmakers call for expanded AI role in education, business to remain competitive

“The future of our competitiveness, on a global level, is dependent upon us embracing this technology,” said Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.) at The Hill’s “Powering America’s Economy with AI” event.

Lawrence, a member of the Congressional Artificial Intelligence Caucus, told The Hill’s Steve Clemons that while AI should be promoted in schools to help build a competitive workforce, there are built-in biases in algorithms that must be addressed and removed.

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With Passing Of Education Luminary Sir Ken Robinson, His Call For Creativity Lives On

The world’s most well-known education luminary died yesterday. Sir Ken Robinson passed away at the age of 70 after a battle with cancer. His TED Talk entitled “Do Schools Kill Creativity” is the most watched of all-time with more than 66 million views. His influence on the thinking of educators around the world is unparalleled in history and his legacy of critique about schools will have a lasting and profound impact for decades to come. Sir Ken’s loss offers everyone in the field of education an opportunity to honor him by reflecting and acting on his wisdom.

I first met Sir Ken in 2012 when he was the keynote speaker at a Gallup education conference I helped host in Omaha, NE. I subsequently spent time

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Israel and the UAE: My first phone call to Dubai

I hit the cellphone buttons and call Dubai.There’s a flashback to my student days at the Hebrew University when I needed a reservation at the Central Post Office on Jaffa Road to call home to my family in Connecticut, sitting in a booth, waiting for an operator to connect us. We used blue aerograms for most communication.Now I’m reaching out to the United Arab Emirates. It’s free. I’m using WhatsApp. Thank you, Jan Koum, former Russian Jew for inventing this system of international dialing and messaging.It’s not the distance, of course, that’s novel. Just last week I interviewed the founder of a Latin Klezmer Band called Kef 13,000 kilometers away in Argentina. Dubai is only 2,000 kilometers away, a short flight over Saudi Arabia. (!) I have friends who have visited the UAE for real estate investments and even shopping, using their foreign passports. Still, calling to the former Trucial
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Lower Merion students call for fair school funding for city neighbors | Mainlinetimes

Hundreds of students and community members turned out on a late summer Sunday to call for a change to the funding disparities between public school students in Lower Merion and those across City Avenue in Philadelphia.

The event was organized by four Lower Merion High School rising seniors; Kisara Freeman,Caitlin McGinty, Megan Craig and Michaela Craig.

“We the students of the Lower Merion School District are committed to establishing an ongoing and mutually beneficial relationship with fellow students across City Line. We understand that the oppressive conditions under which they must pursue their education are in direct contrast to the superior and safe environment provided to us. We also understand that these disparities are deliberately enforced by a socio-political system that is designed to prevent us from standing in solidarity together against the widespread injustices that are endemic to our communities, our city, and our country,” read the group’s manifesto.

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