Liberals vow to launch campaign to create one million new jobs, extend wage subsidy until 2021



Governor General Julie Payette gives a wave as she waits before delivering the throne speech in the Senate chamber in Ottawa on Sept. 23, 2020.


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Governor General Julie Payette gives a wave as she waits before delivering the throne speech in the Senate chamber in Ottawa on Sept. 23, 2020.

The Liberal government will launch a campaign to create one million jobs as part of its plan to dig the Canadian economy out of the ditch created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

That plan includes extending the Canadian Emergency Wage subsidy program until the summer of 2021, spending money on infrastructure and handing out incentives to employers that hire and retrain workers.

The million jobs promised by the government would return the country to pre-recession levels after the pandemic caused financial devastation even worse than the 2008 financial crisis.

The policies were outlined by Governor General Julie Payette in the speech from the throne, which she delivered in the Senate chamber in Ottawa.

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Sawea, Sapvia launch skills development programme

Two of the renewable sector’s representative bodies have collaborated to launch an innovative programme to drive change, enhance the local skills base and ensure South Africa reaps the full benefits of a decarbonised economy.

The South African Wind Energy Association (Sawea) and South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (Sapvia) want to ensure that local developers, current or potential, can access the knowledge and expertise needed to take projects from development through due diligence, financial close right up to commissioning. Therefore the Developing Developers programme is designed to address the gaps in the local industry and ensure effective knowledge sharing across the value chain of South Africa’s nascent renewables sector.

“Historically we have relied on much-needed foreign investment and know-how, but the time has come for South Africans to step up and step into the role of developer. We have so much to gain by empowering local communities and upskilling individuals across

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Ministry of Education and UNICEF launch “Learning Bridges” to help one million children recover learning in Jordan – Jordan

Accelerating learning for every child during COVID-19

AMMAN, 20 September 2020 — The Ministry of Education today launched *Learning Bridges *program, an innovative blended learning programme, supported by UNICEF, to help one million students recover and accelerate their learning following the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Learning Bridges” is a series of weekly activities based on the core curriculum that will be distributed by schools to all students from Grades 4 to 9 to accelerate children and young people’s learning and support parents, teachers, students and communities to work together to adapt to the new normal of combining learning at home and school.

During His Excellency’s patronage to the launching ceremony, in the presence of both Secretaries-General of the Ministry, Dr Nawaf Al-Ajarmah and Dr Najwa Qubeilat, HE the Minister of Education, Dr Tayseer Al-Nuaimi affirmed “Learning Bridges is an innovative solution that enables students to recover and accelerate

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Caltech CTME and Simplilearn Launch Full Stack Web Development Post Graduate Program

– Global learners access a comprehensive program in Full Stack Web Development

– Exclusive membership Caltech CTME Circle network for graduates

– Recognition for top three performers

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Caltech CTME (Caltech’s Center for Technology and Management Education) today announced its collaboration with Simplilearn, world’s number one online bootcamp for digital economy skills training, to offer a specialized online Post Graduate Program in Full Stack Web Development. The new certificate program extends Caltech CTME’s open-enrollment offerings in software engineering, such as DevOps and Cloud Computing.

Caltech CTME (PRNewsfoto/Caltech CTME)

The online Post Graduate Program in Full Stack Web Development brings together the academic excellence of CTME, the professional education function of Caltech, with Simplilearn’s award-winning Blended Learning delivery model. The Blended Learning environment combines live online classes, self-paced learning, labs and projects, extensive peer-interaction, and 24/7 access to Teaching Assistants (TAs).  Masterclasses are taught

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Tech and Philanthropic Leaders Launch Million Girls Moonshot to Close the Gender Gap in STEM

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Intel Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation have joined STEM Next Opportunity Fund and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation to launch the Million Girls Moonshot. The effort is designed to engage one million school-age girls in the U.S. in STEM learning opportunities over the next five years. The organizations will provide grant funding and in-kind resources to Mott-funded afterschool networks in all 50 states to increase access to hands-on, immersive STEM learning experiences.

“When my father, Robert Noyce, and Gordon Moore founded Intel, they built upon the experiences of their youth, where they had opportunities to build, invent, engineer and experiment. These hands-on experiences gave them a sense of initiative, perseverance and a belief that they could create revolutionary new technologies,” said Dr. Penny Noyce, founding board chair, STEM Next Opportunity Fund. “The Million Girls Moonshot will help girls from diverse backgrounds develop

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Simplilearn and Caltech CTME Launch Full Stack Web Development Post Graduate Program

The online Post Graduate Program in Full Stack Web Development brings together the academic excellence of CTME, the professional education function of Caltech, with Simplilearn’s award-winning Blended Learning delivery model. The Blended Learning environment combines live online classes, self-paced learning, labs and projects, extensive peer-interaction, and 24/7 access to Teaching Assistants (TA’s).  Masterclasses are taught by Caltech CTME instructors who have extensive real-world experience in coding and web-based architectures.

Along with a comprehensive curriculum covering the core concepts and the latest industry best practices, the program also provides Capstone Projects in four web-centric specialities: e-commerce, food delivery, entertainment, and healthcare. This blended learning approach ensures that the program participants receive an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals and abundant opportunities for hands-on practice and learning. The learners can also get access to white papers and network with a peer group of global professionals. 

Speaking on the launch of the program, Anand

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The Shahani Group announces launch of Banking Skills Development Initiative | India Education,Education News India,Education News

Mumbai: The Shahani Group, one of India’s leading groups of educational institutions, in association with the Sindhi Chamber of commerce, has tied up with the Nanaji Deshmukh Foundation and Atal Seva Kendra, to launch the Banking Skills Development Initiative. The institute aims to provide employment for 1,000 young professionals in the first phase, which will then be extended to 5,000 professionals in the second phase. In recognition of the project by Ask.Careers, the Banking Skills Development Initiative was launched by Mr. Devendra Fadnavis, Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

The Banking Skills Development Initiative will impart training to fresh graduates and final year students, to improve their employability for banks and financial institutions. Under this programme, students will be trained for a period of 1 month (to be conducted online), following a preliminary selection test. Upon completion of the course, they will be provided with the opportunity for white-collar jobs with

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Esri and UN Launch Global Storytelling Competition

Competition Encourages Use of Geospatial Software to Spread Awareness of Sustainable Development

Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, and the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) have launched the 2020 ArcGIS StoryMaps Competition for the Sustainable Development Goals.

The SDSN is a leading nongovernmental organization (NGO) working to mobilize global scientific and technological expertise for sustainable development. According to the organization’s president, economist Jeffrey Sachs, “Today’s leaders in sustainable development require skills in the rapidly expanding range of geospatial data and GIS tools, as well as the ability to convey geographic information in stories and maps that advance the public understanding.”

Esri’s ArcGIS StoryMaps is one such tool that enables users to integrate maps, data, and other multimedia content with text to tell stories about the world’s greatest challenges and highlight or inspire solutions. Esri and SDSN are inviting both professionals and students to build and submit

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Orthopaedic Research UK and Embryo Ventures Launch Novara Therapeutics to Accelerate Commercialisation of Pioneering Medical Technology

Joint Venture Company Novara Therapeutics is set to advance diagnosis and treatment of bone fractures through a patented bone-targeting contrast agent.

Orthopaedic Research UK (ORUK) and Embryo Ventures (Embryo) announce the formation of Novara Therapeutics, a joint venture company, to commercialise a patented bone-targeting contrast agent. Novara Therapeutics will focus on pre-clinical development of the proprietary imaging and therapeutic technology to advance diagnosis and treatment of bone disease in patients.

Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease, affecting over 200 million people worldwide1. The condition is characterised by a progressive reduction in bone mass and strength that results in more than 8.9 million osteoporotic fracture annually1. With one in three women and one in five men aged over 50 years experiencing an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime, the condition poses a major public health challenge that is expected to increase markedly as the world’s ageing population

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Tennessee Department of Education delays launch of COVID-19 dashboard tracking school cases

Officials said that the department faced technical difficulties processing data across a number of school districts.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Department of Education was expected to launch a tool that would help people track cases of COVID-19 in schools, as the school year starts. However, the launch of the tool was delayed after technical difficulties processing data from school districts, officials said.

Now, officials said that they expect full reporting across every district by Sept. 22.

They released a statement about the delay on Tuesday: 

The anticipated launch of the Tennessee Department of Education dashboard tracking COVID-19 cases in schools has been delayed due to technical difficulties with processing data across a number of school districts. TDOE is working to rectify this technical issue with the intent to launch the COVID-19 case tracking dashboard before the end of the week. Full reporting across every district is expected by September

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