first_img State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, has emphasised the importance of public/private partnerships to transform the education sector. Mr. Green hailed the opening of the eye clinic and training centre as a step in the right direction, noting that this signifies the power of partnership in the development of the nation. Story Highlights State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, has emphasised the importance of public/private partnerships to transform the education sector.According to the State Minister, while the Government continues to institute measures to improve education, collaboration is needed to amplify those efforts.“When it comes to health and education, no one group, no one person, no one entity can get the job done. We all have to pull together. The Government, private sector, NGOs, community and of course the church, have been doing yeoman service  in the area of healthcare and education and continue along that path,” he noted.The State Minister was speaking at the dedication of an eye clinic and training centre at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, in Maggotty, St. Elizabeth, on January 30.Mr. Green hailed the opening of the eye clinic and training centre as a step in the right direction, noting that this signifies the power of partnership in the development of the nation.He also lauded the Catholic Church for its contribution to Jamaica in the areas of education and healthcare.“We know that eye care is one of those areas that is tremendously costly. A lot of our residents are unable to afford it oftentimes. So this project, which brings accessibility and removes the cost factor, is something to be applauded and I acknowledge the work of the Catholic Church in this vineyard as you continue to do what is the work of the Lord,” Mr. Green said.The eye clinic and training centre were constructed with the assistance of the Diocese of Poland and Food for the Poor.The eye clinic complements a health clinic that has been in operation at the Holy Spirit Church for eight years.The training centre, which boasts three classrooms and an auditorium, will serve the Maggotty community in the areas of skills training and literacy development. The training centre, which boasts three classrooms and an auditorium, will serve the Maggotty community in the areas of skills training and literacy development. last_img read more

first_img a photograph by Bruce Weber of “The Annual Meeting of the Most Devoted Elizabeth Taylor Fan Club, Golden Beach, Florida” — eight dogs of different breeds surrounded by photographs of magazine covers of Taylor, an ardent lover of animals (estimate: $9,000) Online auction house Paddle8 is honored to partner with The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and Wilding Cran Gallery to present an auction of works by leading contemporary artists who were inspired by Elizabeth Taylor’s legacy.Bidding is available online, culminating in a live auction and private party on February 27 hosted by Colin Farrell, one of Taylor’s close friends. Proceeds from the auction will support The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, which raises funds and awareness to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS.The auction features works that celebrate Elizabeth Taylor by many artists who knew Taylor personally. Advance bidding is available at Paddle8 through February 27, Elizabeth Taylor’s birthday, at paddle8.com/auctions/etaf. Auction highlights include: a photograph of Taylor’s jewels by renowned photographer Catherine Opie, part of a series Opie made of Taylor’s clothing and jewelry collection in 2010 (estimate: $30,000) a close-up of Taylor by photographer Firooz Zahedi, who traveled with Taylor to Iran in 1976, documenting her trip and beginning a friendship that continued for the rest of her life (estimate: $5,000).Bidding will transfer from Paddle8 to a private live event on the evening of February 27, with guest host Colin Farrell and a musical performance by Katharine McPhee and Rhys Tivey (Taylor’s grandson, a jazz trumpeter).The host committee for the auction and party includes Aileen Getty, Anthony Cran, Barbara Berkowitz, Bruce Weber, Carole Bayer Sager, Catherine Opie, Christopher Wilding, Colin Farrell, Firooz Zahedi, Joel Goldman, Jose Eber, Dr. Michael Gottlieb, Naomi Wilding, Tim Mendelson, and Victoria Brynner.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Advertisement Twitter This veteran game show host received harsh criticism and boos from the audience when he ventured out of the TV studio to moderate a political debate.If you answered, “Who is Alex Trebek,” you’re right!The long-time “Jeopardy!” host served as moderator at Monday night’s Pennsylvania gubernatorial debate, lobbing questions to current Governor Tom Wolf and challenger Scott Wagner, and while the 78-year-old Canadian icon is widely beloved for his TV role that definitely wasn’t the case when it came to his foray into politics. Advertisement Alex Trebekcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement According to the Washington Post, Trebek was criticized for asking long-winded questions and letting the debaters serve up equally long-winded answers. Login/Register With:last_img read more