DSC students encouraged to embrace learning and to take advantage of opportunities.

first_img Share EducationLocalNewsTertiary DSC students encouraged to embrace learning and to take advantage of opportunities. by: – August 30, 2011 Tweet Hon. Minister Mr. Kelver DArrouxHonourable Kelver Darroux explained to the new students that the opportunity to attend a tertiary institution should be embraced as there are many other students who cannot attend college due to unfortunate circumstances.“You should take advantage of the opportunity that the Dominica State College is making towards your advancement. I tell you because there are a number of students like yourself, who would have wished to have been given the opportunity, but unfortunately they are not here this morning. It’s not because it’s their fault but some simply because of the circumstances they have come a crossed today, whether financially or whether they have not been raised in a home that has given them the foundation to make the right choices in life.”Mr Darroux also explained that he wants to challenge our young people, “in today’s time you should not settle for the average. We do not explore our full potential and the capacity that our brain is able to work and generate we do not make ample use of it. So we have to challenge ourselves more as young people, we have to go out and do research, find out things for ourselves and empower and educate ourselves.Former students of the Dominica State College who volunteered to assist with the orientation programme reminded the students of the need for great organization and preparation and to avoid procrastinating as this can create major set backs.The volunteers further advised the students to seek help, you are new and not everything may come right away with the transition of high school to college. Your education is your responsibility and you have to set your goals to what you want to do and you need to be your own person, if you fail to plan you plan to fail.As part of the orientation, the Heads of Faculty Departments were also introduced to the students and they are as follows;Mr. Rawl Leslie, Dean Faculty of Applied Arts & TechnologyMs. Josephine Lewis, Dean Faculty of Arts and ScienceMrs. Mary Vidal, Dean Faculty of EducationMrs. Denise Edwards, Dean Faculty of Health ServicesMrs. Jacqueline Royer, Director of Learning ResourcesMr. Edgar Hunter, Director of Student Support ServicesMr. Henry Volney, Director of Admissions & Financial AidMrs. Catherine Abraham, BursarMr. Ashley Massicotte, RegistrarDr. Helen Francis-Steadman PhD, Vice PresidentDr. Donald Peters, PresidentDominica Vibes News 69 Views   one comment President of The Dominica State College – Dr. Donald Peters PhDPresident of the DSC Dr. Peters in addressing the opening ceremony encouraged the students to embrace learning.“Today you join millions of students all over the world, and today the world is smaller. You will require a college degree in order to work. Our education is one that runs smoother and the degree credits can be transferred to anywhere in the world, similarly students in other countries may also work in Dominica. In order to survive you have to pay attention to what is in front of you, and you must embrace learning.”Dr Peters also advised the students to organize their time and work as organization is the key and the responsibility for their success lies in their hands. Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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Walsh reveals Champion dilemma

first_img Press Association Walsh blogged on www.paddypower.com: “If I pick the wrong one it will be a sickener – and that’s my biggest fear at the moment. “I’d sooner be second to The New One (or whoever) than get it wrong between Hurricane Fly and Faugheen. “If I pick the right one and it gets beaten it’ll be disappointing enough. “If you pick the wrong one and finish third and the other finishes second that doesn’t matter – you weren’t going to win anyway. “But it’s that moment when you pass the post and know you could have ridden the winner that is agony. That disappointment in yourself as a professional for getting it wrong. “It happened to me before in 2008 when I was first jockey to Paul Nicholls. Denman beat Kauto Star in an epic Gold Cup tussle. “It wasn’t that I’d lost out on the glory or the prestige of the Gold Cup to Sam Thomas or anything – it was that I’d picked the wrong one (Kauto Star) when I had the choice. “This year’s Champion Hurdle is as close as I’ve come to a decision like that – and I just hope I get it right. “In time, of course, the disappointment passes because you’re part of a team and the stable has won. But for that half hour or so after the result and maybe a little longer – it’s agony. “That’s why I’m leaving my Champion Hurdle decision until as late as possible.” Ruby Walsh is dreading being on the wrong one in the StanJames Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham in a fortnight.center_img Walsh is in the envious position of having the choice between dual winner Hurricane Fly or red-hot favourite Faugheen. He was in a similar position seven years ago when faced with the choice of Denman or Kauto Star in the Gold Cup and he called that one wrong. last_img read more

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Bonner aiming to make impact with Hurricanes

first_imgJamaica and West Indies batsman Nkrumah Bonner will be aiming to make an impact in the four-day West Indies Professional League this season with his new team, the Leeward Islands Hurricanes. Bonner, who was not re-signed as one of Jamaica’s 15 contracted players, was drafted by the Leewards during this season’s annual player draft. “I want to make an impact with the Leewards, and hopefully take my career to another level,” said Bonner, one of two mandatory overseas players picked by the Leewards. “For the past two years, I have not been performing well in four-dayers, and this I want to change. “I am now in good shape both physically and mentally, and plan to go there and do my best, which I hope will be enough to see the team challenge for the title.” The 26-year-old, who represented West Indies in two Twenty20 Internationals four years ago, but has failed to kick on, has had a checkered regional career. In 40 first-class matches, he averages 21.19, and has made one century and seven fifties. He, however, boasts a slightly better one-day record, averaging 34.17 in 34 appearances, and has scored three hundreds and five half-centuries. “I have been performing fairly well in one-day cricket. It is just for me to transfer that energy and aggression to the four-dayers,” he said. “Once I do that and demonstrate more concentration and discipline, I know I will do well.” Meanwhile, Bonner, who was initially drafted by Trinidad and Tobago Red Force and was later swapped with the Leewards’ final pick, Narsingh Deonarine, said he holds no ill feelings to the Jamaica selectors. “I was not surprised at being dropped by Jamaica,” he said. “It was a job, and like any 9-5, if you do not perform your services can be terminated. “I am, however, lucky enough to be contracted by another team. I can focus on my game, and don’t have to fight as a pay-for-play player .” Bonner will be based in St Kitts and Nevis.last_img read more

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