Sarawak Education, Science and Technological Research Ministry seeks RM9m from state govt to train Maths and Science teachers



a man wearing a suit and tie: Datuk Seri Michael Manyin Jawong said the Sarawak Education, Science and Technological Research Ministry is seeking an allocation of RM9 million from the state government to train science and mathematics teachers next year. — Borneo Post pic


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Datuk Seri Michael Manyin Jawong said the Sarawak Education, Science and Technological Research Ministry is seeking an allocation of RM9 million from the state government to train science and mathematics teachers next year. — Borneo Post pic

KUCHING, Sept 30 — The state Education, Science and Technological Research Ministry is seeking an allocation of RM9 million from the state government to train science and mathematics teachers next year, its minister Datuk Seri Michael Manyin said today.

He said his ministry is waiting for Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg to give approval by end of the year.

“According to the state Education Department, about 2,500 of these teachers, especially in primary schools, are teaching science and mathematics, which are not their options,” he told reporters after closing the state-level National Science Week here.

He said these teachers were forced to teach the two subjects

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Lloyd seeks to retain council seat, says skill set useful

BELLA VISTA — Councilwoman Linda Lloyd said she’s lived in Bella Vista for 11 1/2 years.

“I was just looking for a place with outdoor things to do and that was affordable and had activities,” she said. “I came here and I fell in love with it.”

In particular, Lloyd said she loves that it’s a city with good access to anything one might need but feels more rural and offers a lot of activities.

Lloyd said she has a master’s degree in planning and has been involved in real estate for 48 years. She’s also been a licensed contractor and has worked to build green and healthy homes, in addition to working for nonprofits and performing grant writing duties, she added.

Locally, she’s been involved with the Bella Vista Business Association, the Bella Vista Historical Society and Bella Vista Community Television and has served on the boards for all

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Johnson & Johnson Seeks Female Researchers Working in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Johnson & Johnson today announced that it is accepting applications for its 2021 Women in STEM2D (WiSTEM2D) Scholars Award, aimed at supporting assistant or associate academic professors in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design. For three years, each recipient will receive mentorship from leaders at Johnson & Johnson and a total $150,000 ($50,000 each year). The deadline for applications is Oct. 15, 2020 at 9 a.m. HST, and guidelines and additional details are available here: https://www.jnj.com/wistem2d-university-scholars.

Launched in June 2017, the Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award aspires to fuel development of female STEM2D leaders, and inspire career paths in STEM2D, by supporting the research of the awarded women in their respective STEM2D fields.

Dr. Naama Geva-Zatorsky, one of the 2019 winners of the Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award, along with her team of researchers at

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UN seeks funding for coronavirus fight, asks for $35 billion more



Antonio Guterres wearing a suit and tie


The UN on Thursday called for an immediate “quantum leap” in funding to fight the new coronavirus as the death toll crossed 900,000 six months after the pandemic broke out.

Alarming figures cropped up, with France registering a record of almost 10,000 new Covid-19 cases over the last 24 hours ahead of a key meeting to decide a toughening of coronavirus measures.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged countries to find $15 billion over the next three months to fund the ACT-Accelerator programme, a global collaboration to hunt for a vaccine and treatments led by the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO). “Either we stand together or we will be doomed,” Guterres said, calling the virus the “number one global security threat”.

“We need a quantum leap in funding to increase the chances of a global solution to get the world moving, working and prospering again,” he said.

He said the near

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Gautham Reddy seeks industries’ help for skill development projects | Amaravati News

AMARAVATI: Seeking industry support in setting up a skill development university and colleges in the state, minister for industries, commerce and IT Gautham Reddy held discussions with several top officials of NTPC, ITDC, SAIL and BHEL in New Delhi on Wednesday.
He requested the top firms to join hands with the state government in training the youth of the state to provide skilled and trained people to the industry. He wanted them to join as stakeholders in setting up the industry specific skill development colleges.
Gautham Reddy met SAIL chairman Anil Kumar Chaudhury and requested him to support in setting up skill development colleges in the state. He said the state government has been implementing multiple skill development programmes aimed at students in schools, colleges, dropouts and unemployed and decided to develop industry friendly eco-system by supporting them with skilled workforce.
“In this connection, CM Jaganmohan Reddy has proposed to
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Gun locks help stop suicides; Community initiative seeks to enhance gun storage education

Firearms have long been a part of Utah’s culture. They are also the leading methods used in suicides in the state. It’s a problem that has brought health and safety advocates and the gun advocacy community together to work to prevent these tragedies.

Safe gun storage ensures that guns are inaccessible to youth and other individuals who may be at heightened risk for suicide. Intermountain Healthcare has been working with the Utah Shooting Sports Council to promote proper gun storage education and mechanisms that can potentially save lives.

“Utah gun owners and gun groups are important partners in suicide prevention efforts. By working together we can make a difference in reducing death by suicide and unintentional injury through promoting and enabling safe firearm storage and education. We are friends helping friends,” said Karlee Kump, Intermountain community health specialist.

“As gun owners, we are proud to be part of an effort

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PAC body seeks report on skill development co’s collapse


ISLAMABAD:

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) sub-committee has sought an inquiry report from the Technology Upgradation and Skill Development Company acting CEO on appointing relatives of the officers working in the company and its collapse.

A meeting of the sub-committee held at the Parliament House under the chairmanship of Convener Riaz Fatyana on Tuesday settled the various audit paras of Technology Upgradation and Technical Development Company, State Engineering Corporation Limited, Heavy Electrical Complex Private Limited and Pakistan Engineering Company Limited.

The committee was informed that the Technology Upgradation and Skill Development Company, which was formed in 2004, incurred a loss of Rs149 million in 2019.

The committee expressed concern over the company’s continued loss.

The industries and production secretary turned out to be unaware of the catastrophic state of the company.

On questioning, member Munaza Hassan was told that the company had not received any new projects for many years,

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