Panamanian President Promotes Use of Panama Canal

first_imgBy Dialogo October 07, 2011 Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli called on Chilean ports to take advantage of the expansion of the Panama Canal, of which Chile is one of the chief users, at the end of a meeting with President Sebastián Piñera in Santiago. “Chile is one of the most important users of the Panama Canal. May Chilean ports take advantage of the opportunity offered by the Panama Canal expansion,” Martinelli noted in a statement to the press at the end of the meeting. The Panamanian president also characterized Chile as an “elder brother” of his country and highlighted the agreements on cultural cooperation and education signed in the context of this visit. More than a third of Chilean exports pass through the Panama Canal, which is currently undergoing expansion. Later, Martinelli gave a talk at the Santiago headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), where he explained that the expansion of the Panama Canal will conclude in 2014 and that it will have new, larger locks that will enable it to receive higher-capacity ships, going from 3,200 containers now to 12,000. “Due to this, ports like those of Chile are also going to have to be expanded; they will need to review the general distribution and cost of shipping, which translates into a decrease in the cost of living and the basic basket of goods in all countries,” the Central American president maintained. For his part, Piñera said that “President Ricardo Martinelli is a friend of Chile” and that Panama and Chile have always had “a relationship of trust.” The education agreement signed by the two presidents establishes “cooperation on the development of activities of mutual interest, to the benefit of teachers and students in both countries,” a joint declaration indicated. The second agreement fosters the exchange of cultural cooperation “that seeks to promote cultural relations, acknowledging the importance of the theatrical, visual, and audiovisual arts, literature, and tangible and intangible cultural heritage as tools of integration.” “We’ve signed collaboration agreements that are undoubtedly going to mean progress for our citizens,” President Piñera said.last_img read more

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Deni Simeunović will continue to play for FC ”Travnik”

first_imgOne of the best football players of FC ”Travnik”, Deni Simeunović, will continue to play for FC ”Travnik” despite the speculation of his transfer.Before leaving for a winter break, Simeunović signed a contract with FC ”Travnik” which says that if he does not find new club that he will continue to play on the Pirota stadium.Simeunović was born in Croatia in 1992, and he is a midfield player and he started playing for FC ”Travnik” in 2011.last_img

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Karen Murphy: “I can’t tell you how lucky I feel when I see and share in my students’ successes”

first_imgKaren Murphy Speech Drama & Communication is celebrating their most creative year to date.Karen Murphy takes a very holistic approach to speech, drama and communication, and welcomes new young creative minds at a very early age and walks with them in their journey to adulthood.“Last year the most incredible people, students touched my life in the most creative of ways and elevated our classes and what we do to a whole new level,” she said. With the school term beginning, some Karen’s students are now college-bound!“I am so proud of my amazing young students who have completed over 11 years with us and now continue their journey to further education and university armed with incredible skills for life and work, included in this bunch is my own son Harry. Well done everyone!”“Young adults never cease to amaze me and I truly love watching children begin the journey in junior classes, struggle through early teens and then blossom in senior years. I can’t tell you how lucky and privileged I feel, when I see and share in their successes.” “Parents often refer to what we do as much more than tutoring drama, we provide space and creativity and opportunities for all our students to grow into their future. One parent recently said that his child being part of our team was the best decision they ever made as a family. That’s what it feels like to us here, every child is part of our extended family!“Many occasions during the year we were invited to join in community activities. The students and I enjoyed a story telling afternoon with TV3 personality Lucy Kennedy, while many of the students also were given the opportunity to use their own skills and “story boards”, which they designed and created.“Story boarding is a novel and creative way of teaching children how to use visuals as part of a presentation, and later in the year many students use this skill in their Public Speaking Examinations with the Irish Board of Speech & Drama.”Karen is now excited for the new year and hopes to instill confidence and knowledge in new participants.“So now we begin another year with new faces and new journeys. Young minds that will gain great knowledge and communication ability for the day they set off for their first day at college and face the world alone for the first time.”“Thank you to all who have supported us, my family, friends, Maria Coll, Diane Marshall and to all our fantastic students we will watch your future life’s and careers with interest and we are honoured at Karen Murphy School of Speech Drama & Communication to have played some part in your journey.” Secondary School programmes began this week with Step up to Secondary, a programme designed to complement secondary school induction week for first year students, followed by Transition Year Team building and preparation for Mini Company programmes alongside the various Enterprise Educational Boards.Prefect and Monitoring Training will also feature this week. Primary School workshops and classes will commence in September also. Montessori drama all resume over the next few week.Karen says; “Most of our classes are now fully booked for the coming terms 207/18 however we do have some exceptions – please do follow through with a call to discuss further. We operate a waiting list and would be delighted to answer any questions you may have in relation to Speech & Drama.“The exam system we work with is through the Irish Board of Speech & Drama which offers focus and progression as young people get older so that by the time they are 17-18, the exam syllabus will have facilitated them in gaining a huge understanding of the richness of literature (verse, prose, and drama), and how words can be brought to life and to their full meaning through vocal and physical interpretation. “Our syllabus demonstrates HOW your voice gestures movement and facial expression contribute to your ability to communicate with sincerity conviction and meaning. We encourage young people to understand through practical application, how for example, a pause in just the right place in a piece of drama can make an audience laugh, or cry or simply understand.”Karen holds a Diploma of Licentiate, Irish Board of Speech & Drama LIBSD, a Diploma of Associate, Irish Board of Speech & Drama AIBSD, a JEB Teacher’s Diploma in Education Practice – ICT Skills, and a Diploma in Training & Education NUI Galway.Karen Murphy: “I can’t tell you how lucky I feel when I see and share in my students’ successes” was last modified: September 2nd, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Karen Murphy Speech Drama & Communicationlast_img read more

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