Story HighlightsThe Bath Primary School in St. Thomas is now the proud beneficiary of 22 new computers and equipment valued at $5 million, from the Universal Service Fund (USF).The facility boasts new computers and all the support hardware and software necessary to make it operate as a fully functional laboratory. Health Minister and Member of Parliament for Eastern St. Thomas where the school is located, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson pointed out that the computer lab brings great value to the school and the surrounding communities. Chief Executive Officer of the USF, Hugh Cross underscored that the facility is a tool to assist and facilitate the residents of the community. He emphasised that residents of all ages can benefit from its use. USF Equips Computer Centre in Eastern St. ThomasJIS 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 USF Equips Computer Centre in Eastern St. Thomas CommunityNovember 15, 2014Written by: O. Rodger Hutchinson RelatedPortmore Cleanup Project Hailed as a Success RelatedKidney Support Foundation and Blind Society to Benefit from Tag Drive Advertisements RelatedODPEM Holds Disaster Awareness Sessions in Hanover The Bath Primary School in St. Thomas is now the proud beneficiary of 22 new computers and equipment valued at $5 million, from the Universal Service Fund (USF).The facility boasts new computers and all the support hardware and software necessary to make it operate as a fully functional laboratory.In addition it to the computers the facility is also outfitted with free WiFi capabilities allowing it to function as a Community Access Point.Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, who officially opened the facility on Thursday, November 13, said the lab represents a partnership among the Government, the school, and other stakeholders, including the United States Peace Corps.“The facility we’re establishing here makes it 194 of its kind in Jamaica. We have 24 computers, we have up-to-date technologies, screen, projector and free Internet service,” he told the large audience at the school.Health Minister and Member of Parliament for Eastern St. Thomas where the school is located, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson pointed out that the computer lab brings great value to the school and the surrounding communities.“I am very happy for it (the facility) and I urge you all to care it, treat it good so that it may be for the greater glory of the citizens of the community. I congratulate the USF, the community leaders for their participation in making the project a reality,” he said.He also challenged everyone to take advantage of the opportunity to improve their education through the use of the available technology. Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Hon. Phillip Paulwell (2ND L), Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for East St. Thomas, Dr. the Hon. Fenton Ferguson (L) and Mayor of Morant Bay Ludlow Matterson test some of the computers at the $3.8M bath Community Computer Centre in St. Thomas on November 13. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail
Mario Tama/Getty Images(SAN YSIDRO, Calif) — Federal officials at the Mexico border detained a 9-year-old U.S. citizen for 32 hours without her parents in order “to perform due diligence in confirming her identity and citizenship,” according to a statement released Friday by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.The girl’s mother told NBC San Diego that her daughter and son cross the San Ysidro checkpoint daily to attend school. With traffic backed up, a family friend driving the siblings allowed them to walk so they wouldn’t be late, the mother said.ABC News was unable to reach the family for comment.Both children carried passport cards, but only the teenage boy was allowed entry into the U.S. while the girl was taken into custody, according to CBP. The agency said the 9-year-old had provided “inconsistent information during her inspection.” She was taken into custody at 10:15 a.m. Monday and released to her mother on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.“It’s important that CBP officials positively confirm the identity of a child traveling without a parent or legal guardian,” the CBP stated.Border officials have come under intense scrutiny especially in San Diego, which has been used as a testing ground for the Trump administration’s “remain in Mexico” policy. First implemented at the San Ysidro port of entry, the new plan requires asylum applicants to return to Mexico while they wait for a court date.The policy is designed to address the recent influx of Central American asylum seekers at the southern border. It does not apply to Mexican citizens who are allowed to wait in the U.S. while they make their case.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Related The Etixx – Quick-Step Pro Cycling Team has teamed up with cycling eyewear crafters Rudy Project to launch two new special edition glasses celebrating the team’s achievements at the 2016 Tour de France. First debuted by the riders in early July, the Special Edition Tralyx performance and Spinhawk casual models are now available ‘for anyone looking to perform like the pros’.The award-winning Tralyx has been reportedly been praised by the Etixx – Quick-Step riders, who were the first to debut the limited edition colour scheme at this year’s Tour de France. In addition to a striking blue and yellow combination, this sunglass comes standard with the brand new Tralyx XL lens. Featuring a longer lens profile and additional ventilation along the bottom edge, the Tralyx XL is aimed at being ideal for larger faces and those looking for more coverage.This year’s Tour de France has already called for several podium celebrations honouring Etixx – Quick-Step, where riders such as Julian Alaphilippe have worn the all new Special Edition Spinhawk.As Rudy Project’s top-selling casual sunglass, the Spinhawk was seen as an ideal model to redesign with the Etixx – Quick-Step’s signature graphics. Featuring a sturdy crystal frame, and Multilaser Orange lenses, these shades aim to turn heads while boasting comfort and clarity.The special edition Etixx – Quick-Step Tralyx and Spinhawk are available now on e-rudy.com.www.e-rudy.com