New program shows young people how to use broadband and serve the community

first_imgComcast and One Economy will be joined by elected officials and community leaders on Friday, June 4 at 2:30 PM at the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington to kick off a major digital learning and service initiative that teaches teens and young adults from diverse, low-income backgrounds how to use broadband technologies and put that knowledge to work to increase digital literacy in the greater community.WHO:  U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, Governor Jim Douglas, Mary Alice McKenzie, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington, David L. Cohen, Executive Vice President, Comcast Corporation, Doug Guthrie, Senior Vice President, Comcast’s Western New England Region, Pam Mackenzie, Area Vice President, Comcast Vermont, Karla Ballard, Vice President of Social Innovations for One Economy,  20 Burlington-area teens enrolled in Digital Connectors program.WHEN:                       Friday, June 4 at 2:30 PMWHERE:                     Boys & Girls Club of Burlington62 Oak Street, Burlington, VT  05401BACKGROUND:The Comcast Digital Connectors program trains young people on digital literacy skills, such as how to network computer labs, connect wireless access points and create video documentaries.  The students then volunteer their time at various organizations to help improve digital literacy in their larger communities, teaching them leadership skills and the importance of giving back.  Burlington is the fifth city in the nation to launch the Comcast Digital Connectors program and the first in Vermont.  In addition to Burlington, the Comcast Digital Connectors program has launched in Washington, D.C.; Houston, Texas; Springfield, Massachusetts; and Morgantown, West Virginia.  Other sites expected to kick off by the end of 2010 include:  Miami, Florida; Hanford, California; Dearborn, Michigan; Denver, Colorado; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Tallahassee, Florida; West Palm Beach, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Tacoma, Washington; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Chicago, Illinois; Portland, Oregon; and others to be determined.Source: Comcast. 6.2.2010last_img read more

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Gajnabi, Grimmond make donation to RHTYSC

first_imgTHE Rose Hall Town Metro Female Cricket team, Guyana’s only female cricket team, was established in 2008 with the main objective of nurturing the talent of female players in Berbice and Guyana.The club produced Shemaine Campbelle and Erva Giddings for the West Indies and in September 2019, Sheneta Grimmond along with Shabika Gajnabi made their club proud by becoming the 3rd and 4th members of the team to play international cricket.Metro Office and Computer Supplies has been the official sponsor of the team since its formation and has pumped more than $1.5M over the years to develop female cricketing talents.Grimmond and Gajnabi both joined the RHTYSC, MS over eight years ago and have developed their skills under the watchful eyes of Campbelle, Giddings and the club’s cricket management group headed by veteran administrator Robby Kissoonlall.They both have represented Berbice and Guyana at the Under-19 and Senior levels. Gajnabi also successfully led Guyana to Under-19 Championship in Trinidad.The West Indies players expressed their gratitude to the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club last Thursday by donating a laptop computer.The $110 000 computer was handed over to RHTYSC Asst Secretary/CEO Simon Naidu by Gajnabi at the Club’s Area ‘H’ Ground office.The promising all-rounder stated that she and Grimmond would forever be grateful for the vision of the RHTYSC in establishing a female team, which allow females to fulfil their personal dreams.She noted that she is now a West Indies player because of the RHTYSC’s and Metro’s visionary planning and financial investment respectively.Naidu, who received the donation on behalf of the RHTYSC Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster expressed gratitude to the players.He stated that the laptop computer would assist him in his duties to keep record of club assets, players’ performance, updating the RHTYSC Facebook Account and the issuing of media releases.Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster stated that it is always pleasing to Management when players remember where they came from. He told both players that the club was very proud of them and wished them success in the future.Meanwhile, members of the Club’s NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour First Division team treated over 200 old age pensioners to breakfast as they waited to uplift their October pension.The players, led by Organising Secretary Robby Kissoonlall and Asst Secretary/CEO Simon Naidu, provided the pensioners with a cup of hot tea, cold drinks, sandwiches, a variety of fruits, biscuits and a cup of NAMILCO’S Wheat Up porridge.The programme is the first of several personal development projects that the team would host under the Thunderbolt Flour brand.Other programmes would include a medical outreach programme, hampers for senior citizens, youth inspiration forum, anti-drugs posters, feeding the poor and distributing school bags to less fortunate students.last_img read more

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BiH Juniors in Semi-finals of the European Championship against Slovenia

first_imgThe junior basketball national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the semi fans of the European Championship will play against the national team of Slovenia.The junior basketball national team of Lithuania last night defeated the Greek team with a result of 81:61 in the last round of the group phase of the European Championship and, therefore, are now in the first place of group C.Since our national team is second place in its group, it will play against the third-placed Slovenian team from group C.The game between BiH and Slovenia will be placed on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in Bratislava.(Source: Klix.ba)last_img

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