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  • LYIT student opens up about overcoming challenges to achieve full potential

    first_imgLYIT student Margaret McHugh has spoken out about a unique set of challenges she has had to face as she begins her first year in third-level.Margaret, a mature student who is studying a BA in Digital Film and Video, bravely shared her story with Donegal Daily.Dealing with a condition that affects her bones, and suffering from depression, Margaret is sharing her story in order to inspire others to overcome their own personal challenges – whatever they may be – and is now working towards achieving her full potential. Life as a college student: Judge me first, know me later.By Margaret McHugh.With the first day of college comes different feelings, excitement, nervousness, a sense of new beginnings. These were some of the things I felt the first day I walked into LYIT.The buzz around the place was great, coming from a PLC college, LYIT can be a bit of shock to the system but in a positive way, the facilities are brilliant, the staff, secretaries, nurse, canteen staff, heads of departments and lectures try to make college life enjoyable and mind opening, but if you have any issues, once you inform them they will do their best to understand and put themselves in your shoes, even if the brand of shoe isn’t that fancy!Moving to a new county is a challenge for anyone because you’re leaving the security net of people who have known you all your life, known you for the person you really are. LYIT has definitely opened my mind academically, some of the stuff you learn makes you really think. When I was younger I didn’t value or appreciate education and to be honest I only ever spent 6-8 years in education. I managed to complete my Junior and Leaving Cert, I even completed a Diploma in Journalism but all of this has not come to me without a struggle.Even to this day, when I write an essay or story I may have to redo it two or three times, because, a grammar or spelling mistake will rear its ugly head, even structured writing can be a problem for me, but with work, patience and time I get myself there in the end.It’s not always about the succeeding, once you put your heart into it and know you really tried, does it matter what anyone else thinks?I was born with a condition which affected my knees, hips, hands and most of my bones.The worst areas my condition affected weekly were my kneecaps, they would dislocate 3 times a week, my knees/ legs would inflame and the muscles would become weak, which often meant I would be out of action for a week, 2 or maybe even 3 weeks, depending on the severity of dislocations in my body.Being institutionalized over two decades has side effects, most of which have stayed with me today. If someone asked me to describe what Margaret the child and teenager saw growing up in a hospital it would be men, women, and children in pain, then relief, prisoners handcuffed to wardens being marched down the hospitals corridors, some with remorse on their face, others just cold, people’s frustration at the chaos within the system, anger at a mistake, cancer patients talking about life, worries and the fear of dying.Even today I could be watching TV, sitting in a canteen, out on the town, sitting in a lecture learning about the revolution and all the wonders of design when suddenly I might think of the woman who roared and cried along the hospital corridor, sitting in a wheelchair, angry at God because of cancer, and then looking up at me, apologising for her emotion, because I was only a child and she didn’t want to scare me, or I might think of the prisoner in handcuffs in and out of consultation rooms.These are the things the mind does often recall and sometimes it’s for a reason I can’t explain, but this is the life I lived and those who truly know me from my past, know this is my truth.I remember the day depression became a part of me, I acknowledged and accepted it the very minute I blurted it out to my doctor. There were warning signs months previously, but my subconscious told my conscious it wasn’t depression. I was always tired, emotional for no reason at the best of times, I just felt like I was having an out of body experience, I didn’t feel like I lived in my own body anymore, I didn’t know who I was but the scariest part was I no longer valued living, “end it all my brain kept telling me”, but it wasn’t and isn’t the answer for anyone who is suffering from depression.Thankfully that was four years ago.Although I still have depression, I am in a better place and haven’t once in those years questioned the value of my life, simply because I want to live. Ireland has come a long way in fighting the stigma around mental health but we have a long way more to go, I remember 2 weeks ago saying to someone I didn’t want to tell these academic professionals I had depression.I realised shortly after making that statement, that attitude wasn’t going to help anyone in my shoes and it was me making a judgment about the level of human understanding of people I don’t really know, which is unfair.LYIT has all the support, counsellors and facilities for students who find themselves in similar situations. Students should not fear or care what people may think because it’s your life, you own it.Let people judge first and know later.Be the better version of yourself, don’t feel or pressure yourself into reflecting a version of others, unless that is part of who you are, do what you can do, sometimes you can achieve just as much by being great at one specialist area, than it is 10.Please note: If you have been affected by the discussion of depression in this piece, please know that there are supports available to help you through this:You can visit pieta.ie for resources, give the Pieta House North West branch a call on 074-9126594 or contact their freecall number on 1800 247 247. You can also get in touch with Aware on 1800 80 48 48. For 24/7 help, you can reach out to the Samaritans on 116 123.LYIT student opens up about overcoming challenges to achieve full potential was last modified: October 22nd, 2017 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:depressioneducationfirst yearLYITlast_img read more

  • The Origin of Life Circus Adds Old and New Acts

    first_imgNew and old miracle acts for the origin of life are added continually, to see if people will keep coming with money.Here is some of the latest media fluff about life’s origin without design. Notice how sky-high the perhapsimaybecouldness index rises in each of them. The Origin of Life Circus (as Susan Mazur described it) is funded by the federal government, to give the illusion to taxpayers that they’re getting free entertainment.Mazur interviewed all the leading lights in the materialist origin-of-life field.Scientists identify protein that may have existed when life began (Rutgers University, reprinted by NASA Astrobiology Magazine). “When life began, proteins were likely much simpler, perhaps just 10 to 20 amino acids long.” Short proteins, even if they existed, have no function alone. They can only function as part of pre-existing metabolic complexes directed by a genetic code. They wouldn’t last long, anyway, without a membrane and a purpose for their existence. Rutgers materialists speak of “Legos of life” coming together without a kid to put the pieces together into a truck or airplane.Researchers reveal hidden rules of genetics for how life on Earth began (NASA Astrobiology Magazine). We’re seeing more institutions named for ‘health’ dealing in materialist philosophy. This one comes from “University of North Carolina Health Care.” How exactly has materialism improved your health lately? These materialists take one of the most complex systems known in life, the genetic code and its transcription/translation mechanisms, to weave a tale about how life evolved. In a nutshell, the idea goes: if it exists, it must have evolved.A Century-Old Model for Life’s Origin Gets Significant Substantiation (Weizmann Institute via NASA Astrobiology Magazine). Some Israelites are still worshiping false gods, like Oparin. The Russian atheist’s views about molecules coming together by chance into ‘coacervates’ rises like zombie science from the dead in this story. Droplets, Lipid World, Composomes – you can give new jargon names to a bad idea, but it’s still a bad idea. The discovery of the genetic code killed Oparin’s fat-bubble theory, but it’s baaaaack: “This lends credence to the scientists’ assumption that life could emerge before the advent of DNA and RNA.” Credence is in the mind of the hearer.‘Living Fossils’ of Earth’s Oldest Life-Forms Found in Tasmania (Live Science). Stephanie Pappas performs divination on Tasmanian goo for her storytelling performance. Could the goo reveal stromatolites made by earth’s earliest life? Oh, the power of suggestion.Building blocks for bottom-up biology (Current Biology). Michael Gross presents another Lego story for the children, telling how the building blocks of lie came together for a grand creation myth. But then he crosses over to the other side, describing how what he just said about the materialistic origin of life might help scientists use intelligence to design useful proteins.New Study Identifies Possible Ancestors of RNA (NASA Astrobiology Magazine). Some of the best-known actors of OOL, Nick Hud, Stanley Miller and Leslie Orgel make curtain calls in Joelle Renstrom’s new rendition of the RNA World story. She knows that the RNA World hypothesis begs the question of where the RNA came from, and that Orgel called the idea a “gloomy prospect.” Cue the lightning from Miller’s flask; maybe that did it. It never worked before, but maybe enough wishful thinking can work the magic.The spark that created life (Science Daily). The storytellers at Monash University commit the ‘directed evolution’ fallacy as they begin their yarn. To catch readers’ attention, they set up some conflict, to create tension, after first singing a hymn to Father Darwin:Evolution by Darwinian natural selection is immensely powerful — both in nature and within laboratories. Using ‘laboratory evolution’, we can take an enzyme which combines random mutations and functional selection, and improve its function by more than 1000 times. You can see evidence of science taking advantage of evolution across the field, from synthesised medications used to prevent the reoccurrence of heart attacks (beta blockers) to the development of tumor-targeting antibody therapeutics.However, nothing evolves unless it already exists. When life started more than three billion years ago, what was the spark that created something from randomness?Their work “may” do this, and it “may” do that, and it “does shed light on the evolution of protein structures,” they claim. Their hope is built on nothing less than lifeless mud and randomness.Liquid crystals and the origin of life (American Chemical Society). Oooh: this is New-Agey. Crystals! They may hold the secret of our beginnings. You may have seen liquid crystals organized by intelligent design in your watch or cell phone. “However, liquid crystals may have played a far more ancient role: helping to assemble Earth’s first biomolecules.” So cool. Just imagine! Maybe the RNA World used liquid crystals to hold things together. Aren’t you glad the National Science Foundation pays for these acts to entertain us? Wait; NSF? That’s our money!How long do storytellers like this get to play to the public? Forever, unless people complain. Stop the circus clowns and get back to the business of science: observability, repeatability, testability. This isn’t science; it is materialistic philosophy masquerading as science, using molecules as props for their propaganda plays (25 Sept 2018).To show how ridiculous it is to believe life came together by chance, we asked artist J. Beverly Greene to portray a famous quote by Edwin Grant Conklin (1863-1952), who said, “The probability of life originating from accident is comparable to the probability of the Unabridged Dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing factory.”Illustration by J Beverly Greene for Creation-Evolution Headlines. (Visited 531 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

  • Blinded By Big Data: It’s The Models, Stupid

    first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Big Data#Black Swan#data science#Irving Wladawsky-Berger#Nassim Taleb 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting In the Gold Rush to accumulate and put to use Big Data, we may actually be making it harder to actually glean insights from that data. Yet the prospect of data solving all of our problems is so tempting that even the brightest minds of our generation seem confused.Take, for example, Irving Wladawsky-Berger, a strategic advisor to Citigroup and former IBM executive. Wladawsky-Berger is exceptionally bright, someone whose insights into open source helped me a great deal while he was still at IBM. But writing in The Wall Street Journal (“Spotting Black Swans with Data Science“), he “[gets] the Black Swan idea backwards,” as Nassim Taleb, professor at New York University’s Polytechnic Institute and author of The Black Swan, points out. Completely. Backwards.Predicting Black Swan EventsBlack Swan events are major events that take us by surprise, but afterwards yield clear explanations as to why they happened. Examples include the 9/11 attacks, the rise of the Internet and World War I.But they can also apply to business, and so there is a temptation to apply Big Data to spot such Black Swans before they happen. As Wladawsky-Berger writes:This [Big Data] ability to work across data sets and silos could help us get early clues to hard-to-predict, high-impact black swan events, so we can dig deeper into these clues and assess their validity.  When experts investigate catastrophic black swan events, be they airline crashes, financial crises, or terrorist attacks, they often find that we failed to anticipate them even when the needed information was present because the data was spread across different organizations and was never properly brought together.Unfortunately for Wladawsky-Berger’s analysis, Black Swans, by their very definition, cannot be predicted by analyzing the data. Yes, Black Swan events always look eminently predictable in hindsight, yet no one ever predicts them. More Data, More ProblemsEqually unfortunate, the more data we throw at the problem, the more impossible it becomes to predict such events, as Taleb highlighted on Twitter:The bigger the data set, the harder it becomes to sift through the noise to find the signal, because we’re more prone to fixate on incorrect correlations between disparate data sets. As Taleb goes on to note, “The world has today between 50K and 100K variables, hence >1 billion correlations. So the spurious will be used.” Or as Taleb writes in The Black Swan:In business and economic decision-making, data causes severe side effects – data is now plentiful thanks to connectivity; and the share of spuriousness in the data increases as one gets more immersed into it. A not well-discussed property of data: it is toxic in large quantities – even in moderate quantities.Which problem gets worse the more often we look at the data:The more frequently you look at data, the more noise you are disproportionally likely to get (rather than the valuable part called the signal); hence the higher the noise to signal ratio.So what to do?Better Models, Not More Data?Simon Wardley, an innovation researcher at CSC, suggests we should look beyond bigger data to better models, holding that “Historically, it’s been about relative balance and flow between unmodelled to modelled. The value is not the data but the models.”Yet as software engineer Simon Wart reminds us, before the Wall Street meltdown “even low-level IT peons knew the models were a joke [but] our tribal mindset blinded us to the consequences.”Which may well be the problem: we are human. All too human.Whether in our models, our collection of certain kinds of data, or our interpretation of that data, we bring personal biases to the analysis, which Microsoft Research’s Kate Crawford argues in Harvard Business Review. We cannot avoid this bias, and the attempt to look for correlation rather than causation in our data solves nothing.In fact, it arguably makes the problem worse, because it gives us too much confidence in our data.A Little Data Never Hurt AnyoneThe trick, then, is to approach our data with caution. It’s not that data can’t help us anticipate the future. It can. Just ask the City of Chicago, which has a very successful predictive analytics platform used to anticipate crime and health trends, among other things.But there is a reason most enterprises still use Big Data technologies like Hadoop to solve old problems like ETL, rather than analytics. We’re still early in Big Data, and enterprises rightly suspect that Big Data isn’t some magic pixie dust that immediately yields insights into how much to charge, where to market, etc. Big Data can help, but it’s not The Answer.And it’s certainly not the answer to predicting Black Swan events. To do that, you don’t need data. You need hindsight.Image courtesy of Shutterstockcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Matt Asay Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

  • Net Neutrality: FCC Shifting Gears On Its Internet “Fast Lane” Idea

    first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#app developers#FCC#Google#Government#music#net neutrality#Netflix#regulation#Streaming video#Tom Wheeler Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Following a tech-industry backlash, the FCC appears ready to reconsider a proposal that would allow broadband providers to charge Internet services such as Netflix or Google extra for faster connectivity, the Wall Street Journalreported over the weekend.The proposal by the Federal Communications Commission would effectively undermine net neutrality, the idea that Internet providers like the cable or cellular companies shouldn’t filter, slow or otherwise limit the data traffic that flows over their networks. The backlash against the FCC came when its recent proposal allowed for “paid prioritization,” which would allow broadband providers to charge more for companies to deliver their services (like movies on Netflix) to consumers. In essence, companies would have to pay to be in the “fast lane” of Internet service.Commission chairman Tom Wheeler is reportedly aiming to salvage his fast-lane approach by coupling it with a promise to crack down on carriers that abuse their power. It’s unclear whether tech companies unhappy with his original idea will go for this largely rhetorical reprise.Craig Aaron, president and CEO of the nonprofit advocacy group Free Press, said that Wheeler is feeling the pressure to enact meaningful and sustainable policy to regulate net neutrality.“[The FCC is] asking better questions. But they can’t do what they claim they want to do with their preferred legal approach. It won’t work,” Aaron said in an email to ReadWrite.Under its full legal authority, a provision known as Title II of the Communications Act, the FCC could decided treat Internet access as a public utility, thus allowing it more regulatory freedom over net neutrality. In January, a court denied the FCC’s ability to regulate net neutrality based on how Internet providers are currently classified by law.“The FCC needs to adopt clear rules prohibiting blocking and discrimination online,” Chris Riley, senior policy engineer at Mozilla, said in a recent blog post.The commission will hear proposals by Mozilla and others this week when it meets to vote on the plan, but it is not clear in any way if regulators will actually be swayed by such arguments.Lead image courtesy of Shutterstockcenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts anthony myerslast_img read more

  • SPORT- ADD RACES

    first_imgbengaluru, Nov 19 (PTI)bengaluru, Nov 19 (PTI)Jackpot: Rs 3,59,529 (c/o)Runner-Up: Rs 30,817First Treble: Rs 783Second Treble: Rs 2,051Third Treble: Rs 25,082(c/o).PTI CORR KKU RBS CMlast_img

  • Ready, Get Set, Start-up

    first_imgThe change of guard does not seem to have dimmed Karnataka’s entrepreneu­rial spirit, especially in Bengaluru. There are ever more start-ups registering for business, a reflection of the new Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress government continuing the pro-entrepreneur policies of the previous regime. In the past 2-3 years, special emphasis has been,The change of guard does not seem to have dimmed Karnataka’s entrepreneu­rial spirit, especially in Bengaluru. There are ever more start-ups registering for business, a reflection of the new Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress government continuing the pro-entrepreneur policies of the previous regime. In the past 2-3 years, special emphasis has been given to women leaders, technology and innovation and e-commerce to drive entrepreneurial growth. The focus is now on encouraging start-ups to go beyond Bengaluru.A few ministries like social welfare are actively trying to make entrepreneurship inclusive through incentive programmes. The recently launched Unnati scheme is aimed at creating end-to-end infrastructure for start-ups and entrepreneurs from the marginalised sections of society. Likewise, under the Airavata scheme, the government has partnered with cab aggregators to provide employment to the Dalit community. The long-term plan is to see success stories among the SC/ ST communities. We want economic opportunities and income levels to improve in other towns, says Karnataka social welfare minister Priyank Kharge.Two weeks ago, the Samruddhi scheme was launched where private enterprises will train youths from backward communities in skill development and entrepreneurship. Some 30 companies have already signed up for the training programme, which is targeting 25,000 youths. In manufacturing, the big push is in the areas of LED lights, integrated circuit boards, textiles, mobile phone components manufacturing, sports and fitness goods, and others with a budgetary allocation of Rs 500 crore in 2018-19 for skill development of human resources.Chitradurga, Tumakuru, Ballari, Ramanagara, Mysuru, Yadgiri, Uttara Kannada and Haveri districts are the focus areas to promote entrepreneurship. In 2017-18, the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development of Karnataka (CEDOK) in association with UNDP implemented the Disha scheme to impart training to entrepreneurs in 16 districts. So far, 32,000 people have benefitted. The government intends to extend this scheme to all districts of Karnataka in 2018-19, targeting 100,000 people.advertisementlast_img read more

  • Vegas Computer Releases Score Prediction For Ohio State-Washington

    first_imgThe Rose Bowl game for Iowa vs. Stanford.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: A general view of the exterior of the Rose Bowl before the 102nd Rose Bowl Game between the Stanford Cardinal and the Iowa Hawkeyes on January 1, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Maxx Wolfson/Getty Images)We’ still nearly three weeks away from the Rose Bowl, but one Vegas computer is already releasing its prediction for the Granddaddy of Them All. Ohio State and Washington meet in Pasadena after winning their respective conferences.It’s a huge matchup between major programs who had College Football Playoff aspirations entering the season.In the final game for Urban Meyer as the coach of the Buckeyes, can Ohio State secure a Rose Bowl victory for its head coach.According to OddsShark, the answer is no.The Vegas computer predicts a 35.0-34.6 victory for the Huskies over the Buckeyes in the Rose Bowl this year.Ohio State enters the game as a 6.5-point favorite and fields one of the most-dominant offenses in college football this year. Can Dwayne Haskins lead his team to a Rose Bowl victory after getting left out of the College Football Playoff?We’ll have to wait to find out.last_img read more

  • We’ve Got Our First Controversial Call Of The Cotton Bowl

    first_imgThe controversial Clemson fumble against Notre Dame.Clemson and Notre Dame are tied at 3-3 near the end of the first quarter, but Fighting Irish fans are quite upset. They feel they were robbed on a pretty important call midway through the period.After a Notre Dame field goal, Clemson’s Derion Kendrick attempted to return the kickoff, but fumbled near the sideline. A Fighting Irish player recovered the ball.Upon further review, the referees determined that the ball bounced out of bounds before it was recovered.Video shows that the referees had to make a tough call. It look like the ball might be over the line – but it’s hard to tell.Clemson’s Derion Kendrick FUMBLES on kickoff ? but refs rule the balk OUT of BOUNDS ? pic.twitter.com/oVtimi8N73— BLACK SPORTSCENTER (@VersaceBoyEnt) December 29, 2018Notre Dame thought it had a fumble recovery, but the ball just ?????? out of bounds.Break for Clemson. #CottonBowl pic.twitter.com/fLJ4dHi48e— Sporting News (@sportingnews) December 29, 2018If Notre Dame had been awarded the ball, the Fighting Irish would have had first and goal from around the 8-yard-line.Clemson, heading into the game, is around a 12.5-point favorite to prevail.The winner will take on the winner of the Orange Bowl – which is Alabama vs. Oklahoma.last_img read more

  • Wasim Akram welcomes West Indies women’s team to Pakistan for T20 series

    first_img India Today Web Desk KarachiJanuary 30, 2019UPDATED: January 30, 2019 16:54 IST West Indies play Pakistan in a three-match T20I series starting Thursday in Karachi (@TheRealPCB Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWest Indies play Pakistan in a three-match T20I series starting ThursdayWest Indies become the second nation after Zimbabwe to send their teamAll major teams have refused to visit Pakistan for cricket seriesFormer Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram has welcomed the West Indies women’s cricket team to the for a three-match Twenty20 International series starting Thursday. All the three matches will be played in Karachi.West Indies become the second international cricket team after Zimbabwe to send their teams since the terror attack on the Sri Lankan team bus on March 3 in 2009. Since the attack, all major teams have refused to visit Pakistan for cricket series and they were forced to adopt the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as their home ground.”Well done to the West Indies, a nation so passionate that they trailblaze their way to Pakistan for the love of cricket & friendship!Welcome @windieswomen to our country,thank you for giving our @WomenCricketPak a chance to play at home on their own soil! #WomensCricket #PAKWvWIW,” Wasim Akram tweeted.Well done to the West Indies, a nation so passionate that they trailblaze their way to Pakistan for the love of cricket & friendship!Welcome @windieswomen to our country,thank you for giving our @WomenCricketPak a chance to play at home on their own soil! #WomensCricket #PAKWvWIWWasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) January 30, 2019Windies women team arrives in Karachi for the T20Is series.More on #PAKWvsWIW series https://t.co/fcEgEInniX pic.twitter.com/IxHqZXEnlHPCB Official (@TheRealPCB) January 30, 2019Pakistan, Windies ladies are here we are really excited #FriendlyPeople #GreatHospitality pic.twitter.com/NuOsSap4bXmerissa aguilleira (@mraguilleira) January 30, 2019T20I Interim Captain for the Pakistan tour @mraguilleira and her team stand by two watchwords…”Adapt and Overcome!”. The @windieswomen are geared up and ready to take on @WomenCricketPak in the 3 T20I match series in Karachi. #LetsGoWindies #PAKWvsWIW pic.twitter.com/IYND29sZd1advertisementWindies Cricket (@windiescricket) January 30, 2019In 2009, the Sri Lankan team bus was attacked by masked terrorists when it was on its way to the the Gaddafi Stadium.Then captain Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Ajantha Mendis, Thilan Samaraweera and Tharanga Paravitarana suffered injuries in the attack which killed six security officials and two civilians. The series was called off immidiately and Sri Lankan players returned home.In 2015, international cricket returned to Pakistan when Zimbabwe men’s team visited the country amidst tight security, becoming the first team in first team in six years to play cricket in Pakistan.The two sides played a couple of T20Is and three ODIs at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, with Pakistan winning both the series.In 2017, the International Cricket Council (ICC) organised a three-match T20 series when it sent a 14-man squad to Pakistan. These matches were also played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis led the World XI team.The matches were organised to commemorate the 70th year of independence of Pakistan and the trophy was named ‘2017 Independence Cup’.Apart from international cricket, the eliminator rounds and the final of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) were played in Pakistan last year.Also Read | Rohit Sharma on the verge of another special milestone in ODIsAlso Read | 2nd Test: Australia seek Sri Lanka relief after tumultuous yearFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Wasim AkramFollow T20 seriesFollow Women’s T20I seriesFollow Pakistan vs West IndiesFollow PakistanFollow west indiesFollow West Indies in Pakistan Wasim Akram welcomes West Indies women’s team to Pakistan for T20 seriesWest Indies become the second nation after Zimbabwe to send their team to Pakistan for a Twenty20 International series. Zimbabwe’s men’s team had played a short limited-overs series in Pakistan in 2015.advertisementlast_img read more

  • JAMPRO Endorses Mo-Bay Trade Expo

    first_img The Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Expo 2013, has received the full endorsement of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO).Western Regional Manager at JAMPRO, Conrad Robinson, said the event, which will be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre from October 11 to 13, is a “good fit for the mandate of JAMPRO.”“We are pleased to be associated with the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce in the staging of Expo 2013, as it provides for us, an opportunity to enable the business community in Montego Bay, and the wider Jamaica,” he stated.Mr. Robinson was speaking at a special Think Tank held on September 26, at the Jamaica Information Service’s (JIS) Montego Bay Regional Office, to provide details about the upcoming Expo.He informed that a visiting trade delegation from the city of Atlanta in the United States, which will be in Montego Bay during the period of the Expo, has been invited to attend.This, he said, will provide opportunities for Jamaican businesses to engage with the Atlanta delegation, with the aim of forging business linkages.“They will be looking for opportunities in various sectors. So what we are aiming to do at JAMPRO, is to have a good understanding of what their needs are, and to match those needs with providers of goods and services. So it is going to be a wonderful opportunity for the business community to present to this trade delegation, their services as well as products,” he stated.Mr. Robinson said there is also going to be an opportunity for investment promotion, “as we will be presenting the investment opportunities here in Jamaica, and in particular, the western side of the island, to this trade delegation to find out if there are going to be leads that can be developed out of this kind of interaction. This expo is going to be a wonderful opportunity for us to expand the commerce in Montego Bay.”The JAMPRO Regional Manager further stated that there will be far-reaching benefits for businesses that will be participating in the expo as various media will broadcast happenings at the event to markets across the globe.“One of the things that the Expo will provide is an opportunity for showcasing Jamaican goods and services, not just to the local community, but certainly to the international community. We live in a digital age, and once anything to do with the Expo is broadcast electronically, that now becomes a worldwide audience to which Jamaican products, goods and services will be exposed. The opportunities are endless,” he stated.Mr. Robinson said JAMPRO will do the necessary follow-ups to ensure that all the links made at the expo will be explored for maximum returns. The event is a “good fit for the mandate of JAMPRO.” There will be far-reaching benefits for businesses that will be participating in the expo. A visiting trade delegation from the city of Atlanta in the United States has been invited to attend. Story Highlightslast_img read more