Protocol Officer Off to Spain on Scholarship

first_imgAdvertisements Protocol Officer Off to Spain on ScholarshipJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedPM Simpson Miller wants Greater Role for Private Sector in CARICOM Protocol Officer Off to Spain on Scholarship Foreign AffairsJuly 17, 2014Written by: Douglas McIntosh Photo: JIS PhotographerForeign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Senator the Hon. A.J. Nicholson (3rd right), and Spain’s Ambassador to Jamaica, Her Excellency Celsa Nuño (2nd left), with the Ministry’s Protocol Officer, Marva Campbell (centre), and husband, Damian Campbell (3rd left), after the symbolic presentation of her scholarship to pursue a Masters Degree in Diplomacy and International Relations at the prestigious Diplomatic School, in Madrid, Spain, during the 2014/15 academic year. The presentation was made at the Spanish Embassy, New Kingston. Also sharing in the occasion are: General Manager, Spanish-Jamaican Foundation, Dr. Rebecca Tortello (left); Project Manager for Spanish technology firm, Indra Systemas, Ignacio Aguas Gallego (2nd right); and Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy, Victoria Tur Gomez. Story HighlightsProtocol Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Marva Campbell, has been awarded a scholarship to pursue a Masters Degree in Diplomacy and International Relations.The scholarship is a personal initiative of Spain’s Ambassador to Jamaica, Her Excellency Celsa Nuño.Significant inputs were made by the Spanish private sector which she approached for support. center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedCeremony to Dedicate Site for Mary Seacole Statue Held in London RelatedInformation is Safe on Diaspora Mapping Website Protocol Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Marva Campbell, has been awarded a scholarship to pursue a Masters Degree in Diplomacy and International Relations, at the prestigious Diplomatic School, in Madrid, Spain, for the 2014/15 academic year.The scholarship is a personal initiative of Spain’s Ambassador to Jamaica, Her Excellency Celsa Nuño, and is intended to provide advanced training in the programme area to officers of the Ministry.Significant inputs were made by the Spanish private sector which she approached for support. Positive responses came from the Spanish-Jamaican Foundation, and Spanish technology firm, Indra Systemas, which provided approximately $562,500 (US$5,000) each.As a result of this partnership, Spain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation decided to join in the effort, and will pay for Mrs. Campbell’s airfare.Mrs. Campbell is fluent in Spanish, and has been attached to the Ministry for the past 12 years.She will join over 100 representatives from different countries, including the host nation, who have been selected to participate in the programme, which runs from October 2014 to June 2015.The programme, which is imparted in Spanish, will provide diplomats, non-diplomats, and other participants with specialized training in diplomacy and international studies; enable them to engage in in-depth studies pertaining to the ever-changing developments in international relations; and provide them with the requisite qualifications and tools necessary for them to better understand the historical, sociological and economic developments of the areas outlined in the programme’s modules.Ambassador Nuño made the presentation to Mrs. Campbell during a brief ceremony at the Spanish Embassy, New Kingston, recently.Ambassador Nuño, who is also the Spanish-Jamaican Foundation’s President, said the scholarship is one of several areas she explored during her tenure, to further strengthen the relationship between both countries.Additionally, she said it is also indicative of “the importance that Spain attaches to Jamaica and CARICOM.”The Ambassador also highlighted the pivotal roles played by the three organizations that have made Mrs. Campbell’s participation in the programme possible.“I have been fortunate to have found excellent partners in the private sector to complement the Embassy’s work. At a time when Spain has had its own financial difficulties, we have found creative ways to continue our cooperation with Jamaica,” she added.Commending Mrs. Campbell on her selection, Ambassador Nuño expressed confidence that she will “take full advantage of this opportunity.”She argued that on completion,  Mrs. Campbell’s newly acquired skills will enable her to enhance the services provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.“You will have somebody who brings to the Ministry, a perspective and skills which will allow her to better assist in the important task of analyzing global events, something which is at the core of any Foreign Affairs Ministry worldwide,” the Ambassador  said.Meanwhile, Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Senator the Hon. A.J. Nicholson,  welcomed the gesture and collaboration.Noting Spain’s “elevated interest” in Jamaica within recent years, Senator Nicholson said he was pleased about the focus on education and training.“This is another example of the kind of cooperation that is needed across the globe, across both sides of the Atlantic, to help move forward what we wish for all our people. It is also an example of the interest Spain is taking in the development of Latin America and the Caribbean,” he said.“We are more than grateful that you have seen it fit to help in the development of someone who is going to add exponentially to what we have to offer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade. We could not have had a better choice to offer to you,” he said.For her part, Mrs. Campbell said she was “very grateful” for the opportunity presented to her.“This scholarship will afford me much appreciated exposure to the rich and diverse culture of Spain. Successful completion of this programme will improve my knowledge and expertise in the international arena. You can be assured that during my studies, I will be a worthy ambassador for Jamaica,” she said.In his remarks, Indra Systemas’ Project Manager, Ignacio Aguas Gallego, said the firm is committed to development through training and education and had welcomed the opportunity to contribute to this worthy initiative.As Ambassador Nuño’s tenure in Jamaica draws to a close, she is hopeful that the scholarship will continue to be offered each year to eligible candidates at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.last_img read more

Panasonic and element14.com Launch IoT Research Project Based on Grid-EYE Infrared Array sensor

first_imgPanasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe and element14.com together with a number of engineering schools from the UK and Germany have launched a research project looking at innovative infrared people detection software in combination with the world’s first ever surface mount thermopile sensor – the Panasonic Grid-EYE Infrared Array Sensor. Participants will be invited to document the progress of their projects on the community platform, element14.com. On completion of the projects, Panasonic and element14.com will select the entry that they consider demonstrates the highest degree of originality, innovation and technical merit. The faculty responsible for this project will be awarded a budget to spend on selected Panasonic components and equipment.Panasonic has joined element14.com in this project in order to reduce barriers to university-industry research partnerships and believe that the co-operation between universities and industry is central to driving innovation with the explosive rise of Internet of Things (IoT) applications in a fast-changing world. element14.com, standing to its long history of facilitating innovative research projects through their STEM Academy, which has an approx membership of over 480,000 engineers, makers and educators; will provide opportunities to participating students to show their entrepreneurial and technical skills and will also showcase the results of their work on the element14 online community.In the IoT world, objects around will be soon on a network in one form or another. More, granular, 24/7 quantified monitoring is leading to a deeper understanding of the internal and external world encountered by humans. To achieve this, data transmission and sensor network technologies must rise to meet new challenges, in which information and communication systems are embedded in the environment around us. IoT implementations are not possible without the data provided by sensors – especially infrared sensors – and the transportation of the data to and from the cloud via wireless modules.By combining its new IR sensor technology with Bluetooth wireless systems and software for IR detection of people and objects on one board, Panasonic enables students to develop rapid prototypes and quickly build their own wireless sensor for IoT applications.The Panasonic Grid-EYE Evaluation Kit and the Panasonic Grid-EYE Lab-Test in particular offer students the opportunity to learn about electrical and electronic engineering by using cutting-edge technology within a real-world context. The Panasonic Grid-EYE Evaluation Kit has very good potential within the IoT as it has the capability to connect to a PC, a mobile device such as smart phone or tablet, or an Arduino board and also has the ability to monitor moving and motionless objects as well as measure temperature and produce thermal images in different contexts that range from household solutions to industry and health applications.For more details on the research, Click here.last_img read more

Bristol City coach says he wanted to sign Brentford star

first_img Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Local Area Millionaire Reveals How to Get Rich with Bitcoin, Without Buying Bitcoin x This Bizarre Photo Caused Mayhem, Try Not to Gasp when You See Why x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x Remember Her? Take a Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like Now x This New Air Conditioner Under £70 with No Installation Necessary is Selling out x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Hogan the hero as Bees rescue pointBrentford plan to keep Hogan – SmithHogan named player of the monthBees lacked firepower on Hogan’s ‘off day’ – SmithHogan’s double gives Brentford victory Bristol City assistant head coach Dean Holden has said he is a big admirer of Brentford’s Scott Hogan and wanted to sign the striker before his 2014 move to Griffin Park.In-form Hogan will lead Brentford’s attack at Ashton Gate on Tuesday, eight months after scoring against City to kick-start an impressive run of 20 goals in 24 league games.Holden revealed that when he and City boss Lee Johnson were in charge at Oldham, they wanted to sign Hogan from Rochdale, but the Bees got there first.AdChoices广告“We knew about him, because we were based in the north-west as well and word went about that he was a good player,” Holden told the Bristol Post.“We would have liked to have signed him at that time, but he cost more money than we had to spend at Oldham and he went to Brentford instead.“Scott is an old-fashioned striker in as much as he can hold the ball up and also use pace to go in behind. He is a powerful player and a real threat, who has been in good form.“I think he has a bit of everything. He is strong, but he is also quick enough to go past defenders and he scores goals from all areas.”However, Holden is confident that Bristol City’s defensive pairing of Aden Flint and Hordur Magnusson can keep Hogan quiet.He added: “We have two very good central defenders and they have built a decent partnership this season.“They have already shown they are good enough to handle the best strikers in the Championship.”last_img read more

FEI: In Memoriam: Tommy Brennan (IRL), 1940-2014

first_img 29 April 2020, 12:20 FEI Board approves resolutions based on Calendar Task Forces proposals 27 November 2019, 12:38 FEI General Assembly Report – Pony Measuring 23 July 2014, 17:34 Home  »  Disciplines News  »  Eventing News  »  FEI: In Memoriam: Tommy Brennan (IRL), 1940-2014 FEI: In Memoriam: Tommy Brennan (IRL), 1940-2014 Related news stories 14 February 2020, 09:30 Official FEI Pony Measuring Sessioncenter_img 4 September 2020, 15:54 FEI Tribunal alerts community to avoidable contamination risk In Memoriam: Tommy Brennan (IRL), 1940-2014Tommy Brennan, the legendary Irish Olympic event rider and championship course designer, has passed away after a short illness. He was 74.Tommy Brennan was born in Kilkenny on 29 January 1940 and grew up on the family farm at Dunnamaggin, where his love of horses started at an early age. He hunted with the local Co Kilkenny Foxhounds every Saturday, learning the art of jumping big fences that would be so important in his later dual career in Eventing and Jumping.After training in animal husbandry, he decided to further his equestrian and agricultural education by moving to Skiddoo Stud in Dublin. The young Tommy Brennan, or TB as he was known to so many, was given a key role in the operation and, not long afterwards, was running the stud and developing his famous partnership with a horse called Kilkenny.Brennan and Kilkenny were successful in both Eventing and Jumping, and went on to represent Ireland at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964, finishing fourth in the Eventing, just outside the medals. The highlight of Brennan’s career came in 1966 when he and Kilkenny were on the gold medal team alongside Virginia Freeman-Jackson (Sam Weller), Major Eddie Boylan (Durlas Eile), and Penny Moreton (Loughlin) at the FEI World Eventing Championships at Burghley (GBR).Kilkenny was then sold to the USA where he was ridden to continued success by Jimmy Wofford, including team gold at the 1967 Pan-American Games and team silver at both the 1968 and 1972 Olympic Games.Tommy Brennan was also instrumental in the early career of another great Irish-bred Olympic hero, the grey Ambassador, which went on to claim individual gold at the 1972 Games in Munich with the great Italian Jumping rider Graziano Mancinelli.In 1968, Brennan became the first Irishman to be selected to compete in two disciplines at one Olympic Games, when he was named for both the Jumping and Eventing teams travelling to Mexico. Sadly, one month before the Games, his Jumping horse Tubber Mac broke a leg in a fall at the water at the Dublin Horse Show. Unbelievably, water played a major role in the Cross Country at Mexico too, with torrential rain causing the river at the second last fence to burst its banks. Brennan and his horse March Hawk bravely jumped in but were swept downstream in the raging torrent. The horse could swim, but Brennan couldn’t and he only survived by clinging onto the saddle until he was hauled out of the water by the then FEI President, HRH Prince Phillip.Brennan notched up 67 international Jumping wins, and also claimed nine Irish National Championships on nine different horses at the Royal Dublin Society, home of the Dublin Horse Show. But his talents were not just on horseback. He also used his creative and artistic talents to produce stunning Cross Country courses around the world, drawing particular praise for his design of the European Championships course at Punchestown (IRL) in 1991 and 2003. He named the final fence on the 1991 course, “They will rise again”, a quote from the Book of Kells, the gloriously illuminated religious book widely regarded as Ireland’s finest national treasure.He helped countless riders over the years, particularly at junior and young rider level, and was also an inspirational chef d’equipe. Between 1981 and 1985, the Irish junior Eventing team won a gold, two silver and a bronze with Brennan at the helm. On occasion he also took on chef d’équipe duties for the senior Jumping squad, notably at the FEI Nations Cup™ in Linz (AUT) in 2007 when Ireland scored a hat-trick of wins that included Drammen (NOR) and Poznan (POL).In 1985 Tommy Brennan was awarded the FEI Gold Badge of Honour and in 1997 he was entered into the Irish Sports Council Hall of Fame for Services to Equestrian Sport.“Tommy Brennan was a real character, a legendary producer of top horses and a very talented course designer,” FEI Eventing & Olympic Director Catrin Norinder said. “His designs for the European Championships in Punchestown were brilliant. He always had a story to tell, and his many talents will be sadly missed.”He is survived by his sister Kathleen (O’Neill), brother Peter, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. A huge crowd attended his funeral mass on 22 July, prior to his burial at Callan in his home county of Kilkenny.The FEI expresses its sincere condolences to Tommy Brennan’s family and huge circle of friends both at home and abroad, to Horse Sport Ireland and the wider equestrian community.The legendary Irish Olympic event rider and championship course designer Tommy Brennan (pictured here with his horse of a lifetime, Kilkenny) has died at the age of 74. 24 July 2020, 12:59 Additional competitions for young horses aiming for 2020 World Breeding Championships for Young Horses 6 August 2020, 10:20 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final 2020 in Barcelona cancelled Tags: FEI, tommy brennan last_img read more