Public Education

first_imgAltus High School sits on a 33 acre college-like campus and offers a varied curriculum designed to fit the educational needs of all spectrum of students. Twenty-four units are required for high school graduation. Students must successfully complete four units of English and three each of mathematics, science and social studies.Applied core courses prepare students for technical fields while advanced placement core classes enable students to gain college credit. Electives include three foreign languages, television production and broadcasting, journalism, vocal and instrumental music, Junior ROTC, vocational classes, and sports.In addition to the high school (10th-12th), Altus Schools includes a junior high (8th-9th), a middle school (6th-7th) and six elementary schools (K-5th). All schools except the high school are on the nine week schedule.Title I, special education, migrant education, enriched studies, art instruction for the visually talented, English as a second language, “Another Chance to Succeed”, and an alternative school help meet needs that are not met in the regular classroom setting.The average Altus teacher has been in the classroom for over 16 years and has earned at least 20 hours of graduate-level training. Over 36 percent of the Altus teachers hold advanced degrees. The teacher-student ratio in grades K-12 grade is 1 to 13.5. Altus boasts one of the finest public school systems in the state.last_img read more

Heads of Government to tackle de-risking, BREXIT

first_img Pointing to the strength of CARICOM’s relations with both Britain and the 28-member EU, the Secretary-General said he did not anticipate any “diminishing of the relationship with the United Kingdom or with the European Union in any way at all”. When CARICOM Heads of Government meet in Georgetown next week, they will do so against the background of a number of threats to the Region’s financial and economic stability. Chief among these are the threats posed by international banks limiting or terminating their relationships with regional financial institutions, and the yet to be determined implications of the British decision to leave the European Union (EU), a key partner in the Community’s development. The BREXIT vote has sent Britain and the rest of the world into a tailspin. The pound sterling fell in value to the lowest in 30 years, and international financial markets took a downturn, as the implications hit home. The Caribbean is not immune from the potential fallout, and economists and politicians alike are assessing the situation. The majority of CARICOM Member States were former colonies of Britain, which was a key ally of the Region within the EU. Sep 9, 2020 You may be interested in… Aug 31, 2020 Finance Ministers Meet to Refine ‘Single Ambitious Menu’ for… Imbert: Taxes Removed on Computers, Laptops, Tablets –… Aug 26, 2020 Selecting the new WTO DG: Trade powers influencing the… center_img CARICOM SG calls for action against security, economic, health threatsCrime, unproved categorisation of the Region as a financial high risk area and the potentially devastating effects of the Zika virus were the threats identified by CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in his urgent call for action to keep the Community’s well earned reputation safe and secure. Ambassador Irwin LaRocque…February 16, 2016In “Anguilla”CARICOM must wage relentless campaign against threat to banking sector – PM Dean Barrow[su_pullquote align=”right”]”Meantime our campaign, and I speak now of CARICOM, continues. And it cannot be other than relentless in the face of the possible correspondent banking Armageddon that we face.” – Chair of CARICOM, Prime Minister of Belize, the Hon Dan Barrow[/su_pullquote]The threats to the Region’s banking sector via the…February 16, 2016In “Anguilla”CARICOM Heads to tackle key development issues at Belize MeetingAdvancing the Regional response to the Zika threat will be among matters engaging Caribbean Community CARICOM Heads of Government at their 27th Inter-Sessional meeting in Placencia, Belize, 16-17 February. The Heads are also expected to focus on measures to position the Region to benefit from the historic Paris Agreement on…February 13, 2016In “General”Share this on WhatsApp Assessing the situation shortly after the vote, Head of the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to the Eastern Caribbean Countries, OECS and CARICOM/CARIFORUM, Ambassador Mikael Barfod acknowledged that there could be some consequences for the Caribbean, such as renegotiations of trade deals with the United Kingdom (UK). Ambassador Barfod noted that the UK was a major trading partner for many CARICOM Member States. Correspondent Banking                                    From Prime Ministers, many of whom are their countries’ Finance Ministers, to the heads of Regional banking institutions, the assessment of de-risking scenario is that it is unfair and the predictions about its impact on the Region are dire, and the call to action is extremely urgent. De-risking is international banks’ withdrawal from their relationships with indigenous banks because of fears of money laundering and questionable sources of funds which would cause the international banks to receive heavy fines from their regulators. Regional banking institutions rely on such relationships in order to allow residents to conduct international financial transactions. The issue has been occupying the attention of Regional policy-makers, following signals by international banks that they are unwilling to continue carrying the business of regional banks. Transfers of remittances, cheque payments, international trade and the facilitation of credit card settlements for local clients are among the areas that have been affected by de-risking. “If you want to take it to the extreme, you and I will not be able to shop in a supermarket because the supermarket will not be importing the stuff we like to buy,” Deputy Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Trevor Brathwaite told the Antigua Observer recently. “You and I will not even be able to buy shoes and clothes … cars, tyres and parts.” The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) quoted a November World Bank survey as saying that about 75 per cent of international banks have experienced a reduction in correspondent banking services with the Caribbean being the worst affected. Interacting with journalists in Guyana at the weekend, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said that though the imminent breakaway was not on the agenda of the Meeting, it would undoubtedly be discussed next Tuesday and Wednesday at the Pegasus Hotel in Georgetown. We have to, of course, be concerned because the United Kingdom is a significant player in the arrangements in the European Union in terms of a voice, that also being a Commonwealth country but a voice as well in the European Union and the fact that it is a significant contributor to the European Union and of course the budget of the European Development Fund,” the Secretary-Generals said on Saturday. Reports are that eight financial institutions in Barbados, about seven in Jamaica and five in Belize and others in Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat and other Member States have been affected by a termination of or restriction in correspondent banking relationship. The Heads of Government, at their Intersessional Meeting held in February, decided to establish a high level advocacy team headed by Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister, the Hon. Gaston Browne.  Prime Minister Browne’s mission is to represent the Community’s interest at all levels, including with the United Nations (UN), the World Trade Organisation (WTO), and the United States Congress. A Meeting has since been held with US Treasury and State Department officials in April 2016 and the matter was also discussed with the UK Foreign Secretary. A report on the UN-Caribbean Public-Private Dialogue on Correspondent Banking held in Jamaica, also in April, was presented to the Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) held in Georgetown later in the month. The Public-Private Dialogue brought together bankers in both the onshore and offshore sectors from the US and the Caribbean, as well as central bankers and government officials from both parties. Trade Ministers at the COTED Meeting reiterated that the correspondent banking issue was a troubling one that was not limited to pure banking, but had trade and economic implications, and had the potential to lead to an upsurge in illegalities.  They also underscored that the threat was being made even as all CARICOM Member States were compliant with all international financial regulations. The Ministers agreed that a comprehensive consistent and diplomatic offensive should be launched. The Trade Ministers also supported a Declaration of the Permanent Council of the Organisation of American States (OAS) that was tabled for adoption 30 March, 2016, at a Special Meeting summoned by the then Chair of the Permanent Council, Ambassador Ronald Sanders. The Declaration addressed the severe threat posed by the severing of Correspondent Banking relationships to the economic growth, social development and political stability of small economies. The Declaration also called for urgent action to ensure that banking regulations designed to foster transparency and accountability and prevent money laundering and terrorism financing do not create financial exclusion and economic decline of small economies by cutting off their access to international correspondent banking. The Heads know that there will be no easy solution to this matter. One solution proffered by Prime Minister Dean Barrow of Belize was the pooling of business to achieve “critical mass” and to make it worthwhile for the correspondent banks which are weighing risks and returns. The governors of Regional Central Banks, and the Committee of Ministers of Finance on Correspondent Banking, that the Heads of Government have established, will consider the modalities of that recommendation. Further action on correspondent banking will be determined by the reports presented to the Heads of Government during the two-day Conference. See other articles at: http://caricom.org/cochog Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Sep 7, 2020 New Guidelines aim to Dismantle Barriers Blocking People… While some have adopted a wait and see stance, confident that any domino effect will not occur in the short-term, others are predicting immediate consequences and want the CARICOM Member States to appreciate the value of regional integration and band firmly together to chart the way forward. The concerns range from a drop off in arrivals in tourist dependent Member States such as Saint Lucia and Barbados where the UK is a major source market, a decrease in development assistance, to effects on trade agreements the Region has with the EU.last_img read more

Centros to join Anglo Irish in Wakefield

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Plextek RFI is Designing 5G GaAs MMICs for Sanan IC’s pHEMT Process

first_imgSanan Integrated Circuit, a pure-play wafer foundry with its advanced compound semiconductor technology platform, has announced its recognition of Plextek RFI as an authorized resource for gallium arsenide (GaAs) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) design services in the emerging 5G market. The effectiveness of this collaboration has been demonstrated by the recent design by Plextek RFI of a single-chip surface mount packaged 4-channel 5G millimeter-wave power amplifier (PA) for the 28 GHz spectrum using Sanan IC’s P15EP1 0.15µm 6” GaAs E/D pHEMT process technology. The reference design was displayed and presented by Plextek RFI at the recent Automated RF and Microwave Measurement Society (ARMMS) Conference held in Bedfordshire, UK.As the 5G infrastructure market expands from sub-6GHz into the millimeter-wave spectrum, RF front-end design activities for the associated telecoms equipment are naturally increasing. The roll-out of 5G infrastructure has generated demand for a variety of millimeter-wave RF front-end architectures and topologies that require high-performance GaAs IC designs. The company’s P15EP1 process is a high-performance 6” GaAs pHEMT technology, highly integrated with E-mode, 0.15 µm gate length transistors which have an Ft of 85 GHz and Fmax of 155 GHz. The process is ideal for millimeter-wave PA and LNA designs, offering excellent gain, low noise figure, and wide bandwidth, and can be combined with 0.5 µm E-mode/D-mode devices for single-die logic implementation. This technology platform provides up to 3 metal interconnect layers, with 12 mask layers with and a back lapping thickness of 75 µm. The P15EP1 process is part of the P15 family of GaAs technologies, which can provide other options such as D-mode transistors, PIN diodes for switches and limiters, and which will be augmented later next year with a lower process node for higher frequency support.For more information on Sanam IC’s III-V semiconductor technology manufacturing platform, visit the company’s booth at CES 2020 in Las Vegas from 7th to 10th January.last_img read more

DeSales University new logo

first_img 139 stumpygremlin nogologo Sports Logos 8 posts This topic is now closed to further replies. Share this post Followers 1 Sports Logo News Share on other sites Share this post I also don’t like that the D and S are different in the DSU lockup, or that the tops of the U are different heights.  I can get past the lockup letterforms being far wider than the wordmark letterforms, but adding a serif to the bottom of the D and removing the two vertical terminals on the S doesn’t make sense to me. Recommended Posts All Activity That said, this is a nice set. Logo Sheet – pdf Forums Home 11 leopard88 2,940 Location:Atlanta, GA DeSales University new logo Share on other sites 11 Share this post Members 430 2,848 1,728 posts 139 This is by Joe Bosack.  One of my favorite designers. stumpygremlin FKA Sabres7200 Am I the only one that thought, “discount Samford?” Sports Logo News topcityhockey CDunn Posted July 11, 2017 CDunn I like that they went with a French bulldog instead of English.  Almost everybody goes English, so it’s a nice way to stand out in a market full of bulldog teams. Sign in to follow this   I don’t care for the D in “DeSales”. It seems as though the right side is mirroring the bottom of the shield shape, but it stands out too much for my liking.  SportsLogos.Net nogologo 5 430 Link to post 2,848 Share this post 139 Press Release Members I also don’t like that the D and S are different in the DSU lockup, or that the tops of the U are different heights.  I can get past the lockup letterforms being far wider than the wordmark letterforms, but adding a serif to the bottom of the D and removing the two vertical terminals on the S doesn’t make sense to me. 0 By nogologo, July 11, 2017 in Sports Logo News 0 Share on other sites 0center_img 1 Members Link to post 430 Posted July 12, 2017 DeSales University new logo Forums Home Link to post Share on other sites SportsLogos.Net Members Posted July 11, 2017 Followers 1 Link to post Location:The Land of Pleasant Living Members 5 French bulldog for a school named after a French-born Saint. Other than the DSU lockup, this is a very nice set (especially for a D3 school) 9,812 posts Members Posted July 14, 2017 222 posts 5 desales university All Activity Share this post Love that pooch! Share on other sites leopard88 C-Squared Posted July 11, 2017 2,848 Share on other sites Master of the Irrelevant 2,940 1,658 posts Division 3 school, so I’m not sure the interest level. topcityhockey On 7/10/2017 at 10:22 PM, Sabres7200 said: Link to post C-Squared Sports Logos 2,940 11 Link to post 1,320 posts Sign in to follow this   0 Share this post new logo Other than, this is a nice looking set. 5 Go To Topic Listing Beyond that, I read DSU as being for D____ State University.  DeSales is one word, so it seems weird to see the D and the S both included. Posted July 14, 2017 DeSales University new logolast_img read more