January 18, 2020

Cayman: YMCA Leaders for Youth Conference THIS Saturday (18)

From Cayman YMCA The final schedule for Saturday’s conference is attached below.  We will have Councillor Barbara Connolly from the Ministry of Education joining us for the official opening which begins at 8:30am.  NOTE: It is St. Ignatius School Hall for the opening and the various sessions will take place in the classrooms and on […]

Professional development in the OECS gets an upgrade!

By Tracey Warner-Arnold Branding & Marking Consultant for the OECS/USAID Early Learners Programme (ELP) From OECS/USAID Early Learners Program (ELP) Thursday, January 16, 2020 — There is a new movement in the region with professional development (PD) for educators surrounding a newly released and widely endorsed model of PD with associated products. The Education Development Management Unit (EDMU) […]

US: Plane dumps fuel over school in emergency landing to LAX

From BBC A passenger plane has dumped fuel over a school playground as it made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport. At least 17 children and nine adults are being treated for skin irritation and breathing problems. Fuel may be dumped in emergencies, but aviation rules state that air traffic controllers must warn […]

Functional furniture

How Woodworker Chris Salomone Turned His Son’s Drawing Into a Functional Piece of Furniture By Alexandra Alexa From Core77 “Even though in the end it has to look kind of weird and messed up, it has to look like it was done on purpose.” We’ve featured the work of self-taught woodworker Chris Salomone quite extensively […]

Study: No strong link between baby powder, ovarian cancer

From Newsmax There’s been a longstanding debate — and a slew of lawsuits — over whether baby powder containing talc plays any role in the development of some cancers. A large new study isn’t likely to settle the controversy any time soon. The latest research included more than 250,000 women and failed to find a […]

CES Show in Las Vegas features Student Business Pitch Competition

LAS VEGAS — The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), in partnership with education technology company EVERFI, sponsors a digital learning program that teaches high school students the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and how to start and run a business. Students who complete the course may choose to pursue a business concept in earnest and enter it into the annual […]

Swingset-powered phone chargers

Swingset-Powered Phone Chargers at Dutch Train Stations By Rain-Noe From Core77 “People are willing to take a train later because they like to swing” At the request of Dutch Railways, creative agency ID310 designed a novel phone charger for Utrecht Central Station: A swingset. Called Play for Power, this adult-strength piece of playground equipment turns […]

Understanding the mobility adoption, trends, and its future outlook

From Scalefusion Today Gen Z comprises 32% of the total global population of 7.7 billion. Well, that’s a big number! This generation will soon start working with some of the prominent brands, and some might even want to begin their entrepreneurial journey. The point is, these tech-savvy youngsters are born with mobiles in their hands, […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

CISA General Meeting “The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association wishes to inform all Members that there will be a General Meeting, on Tuesday 21 January at 7:30 PM. in the Seafarer’s Hall, 11 Victory Ave. Prospect. Please note, Nominations are being held for Council 2020-2021. 3 Buses from West Bay Town Hall at 6:00 pm”. Barnes […]

Cayman: YMCA hosts 5th Leaders for Youth Conference

The YMCA of the Cayman Islands will be hosting their 5th Annual Leaders for Youth Conference from January 17 – 18, bringing together up to 150 YMCA staff members, volunteers, teen leaders and community partners. The conference is the YMCA’s largest training and development event each year, with workshops this year including: Social Emotional Learning […]