Digicel Gives Free Access to Government and Online Learning Sites

first_img Sharing is caring! 130 Views   no discussions About DigicelDigicel Group is a total communications and entertainment provider with operations in 31 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development programmes. Tweet Share Share Digicel has announced free access to over 10 websites including government and online learning platforms. By providing free access to these sites, customers on the Digicel network will not incur data usage charges while using these sites on their mobile devices.“We are all called to adapt to a new way of functioning and at Digicel, we recognise our role in this effort. By offering free access to these sites we are making it easier for people to access the information they need to stay on top of the Coronavirus COVID-19 situation and the measures that should be taken to keep safe. Moreover, parents and students can now access several more educational sites free on the Digicel network. It is all of those things that will help us get through together,” said Nikima Royer Jno Baptiste, CEO Digicel Dominica.The sites include the official online domains for the Government of Dominica (www.dominica.gov.dm), Pan American Health Organization (www.paho.org) and the World Health Organization (www.who.int), along with online learning platforms ABCmouse, Boom Learning, Kids Discover, Scholastic and brainpop.com.This adds to the Learning Hub online platform that supports both primary and secondary school students with a wide range of local and regional learning material across various subjects.Nikima added, “At Digicel, we’re in the business of keeping people connected and while we are focused internally on business continuity, we understand the purpose that serves to our customers externally. During this time, we hope that everyone remains safe and we will continue to do our best to serve.” EducationLifestyleLocalNews Digicel Gives Free Access to Government and Online Learning Sites by: – April 17, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

The Latest: Wisconsin AD warns of $100 million revenue loss

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez says the school’s athletic department faces a potential $100 million loss of revenue in its $140 million budget due to challenges brought about by the pandemic. Alvarez wrote that in an open letter to “fellow Badgers” that appeared on the Wisconsin athletic department’s website.“The reality is that this financial crisis threatens our ability to sustain the success we’ve celebrated,” Alvarez wrote. “It threatens our pride in what we’ve built. It threatens our position in college athletics.”Alvarez added that “I believe we will reach a monumental crossroads in the coming days.”His letter follows a Wisconsin State-Journal repor t that the athletic department could lose more than $100 million if there’s no football season. According to that report, Wisconsin would lose between $60 million and $70 million if the football team played a Big Ten-only schedule while all other sports continued.___ The school said Thursday that the Williamses initially wanted to keep the May gift anonymous.“He didn’t want those students to miss that experience and wanted to fund those scholarships for next year,” athletic director Bubba Cunningham said in a statement. “I still get chills when I think about his phone call and the impact it would have for dozens of our students.”Williams, a Hall of Famer with three NCAA championships, is preparing for his 18th season at his alma mater.___The Buffalo Bills are giving season ticket holders the option to have their money refunded or defer any payments made toward the 2021 season. The Latest: Wisconsin AD warns of $100 million revenue loss They include masks for young athletes in non-vigorous activities when social distancing isn’t possible, practicing in small pods that don’t switch players and not sharing equipment.Because the virus spreads most easily with prolonged, close contact with an infected person, risks to young athletes will likely depend on the type of sport, number of players and indoor versus outdoor setting, the academy said, adding, “Risk can be decreased but not eliminated, by athletes, parents, coaches and officials following safety protocols.” The academy posted the guidance online Wednesday.___The University of North Carolina says men’s basketball coach Roy Williams and his wife, Wanda, donated more than $600,000 to fund scholarships for spring-sports seniors who are returning for another year after the coronavirus pandemic cut short the 2019-20 season. A Venezuelan scout who worked for the Arizona Diamondbacks in the Dominican Republic has died of COVID-19.The team released a statement saying Johan Maya died due to complications of the coronavirus on Thursday. He joined the Diamondbacks in 2019 after 15 years scouting for the Houston Astros.The team’s statement said Maya “was a great person, a family guy and true baseball man who started his career as a professional player and went on to coaching before becoming a scout.”___The American Academy of Pediatrics has announced new recommendations for youth sports during the pandemic to minimize risks of COVID-19.center_img Those who choose to defer payments will maintain an opportunity to purchase a limited number of single-game tickets for this year, should fans be allowed to attend, the team wrote in a letter to season ticket holders on Thursday.Season ticket holders will maintain their seniority for next season no matter which option they choose. Those choosing to keep their money in the account will also get subscriptions to NFL Game Pass and the NFL Network’s RedZone channel.___The Diamond League track meet in Gateshead, England, has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.It is the fifth of the 15 meets in the series to be canceled. The event in London was also called off. July 23, 2020 Associated Press The Gateshead meet was originally scheduled for Aug. 16 and then moved to Sept. 12 before being canceled.The first full Diamond League meet is currently set to be held on Aug. 14 in Monaco.Exhibition meets have been organized remotely from Oslo and Zurich with athletes worldwide competing simultaneously in a few events.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

McIlroy Decidedly Lukewarm on Golf’s Olympic Return

first_imgAsked which competitions he would view on television, McIlroy replied: “Probably the events like track and field, swimming, diving, the stuff that matters.”None of the world’s top four golfers will play in Rio after Jason Day and Dustin Johnson also decided to opt out.Fourth-ranked McIlroy said he did not feel as though he was letting his sport down. “I didn’t get into golf to try and grow the game,” explained the 26-year-old. “I got into golf to win championships, and major championships.“All of a sudden you get to this point and there is a responsibiity on you to grow the game, and I get that, but at the same time that’s not the reason I got into golf.“I didn’t get into golf to get other people in the game but I get that…different people have different opinions.”McIlroy also believes golf needs a more rigorous approach to drug-testing to fall in line with other Olympic sports.“I’ve been tested by the IGF (International Golf Federation) once this year … but it was only a urine test. I haven’t been blood-tested yet. I, on average, probably get tested four to five times a year which is very little compared to the rest of the Olympic sports,” he said.“I’ve got to know a lot of athletes over the years and whether it be coming to their houses and doing blood and urine, I think drug-testing in golf is still quite far behind some of the other sports,” said McIlroy.“Blood-testing needs to happen in golf just to make sure it is a clean sport going forward. If golf wants to stay in the Olympics and wants to be part of the Olympic movement it has to get in line.”McIlroy, however, does not believe illegal substances can necessarily help a golfer. “I don’t really know of any drug that can give you an advantage all the way across the board,” he said. “There are obviously drugs that can make you stronger … and drugs that can help your concentration.“But whether there is something out there where it can make you an overall better player, I’m not sure.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy may not watch the golf event on television when it returns to the Olympics next month and hinted on Tuesday it was not one of the sports that would matter in Rio de Janiero.Unlike world number three Jordan Spieth, who said earlier in the day that he agonised over his decision to withdraw from the Olympics, McIlroy said he was fully comfortable with his choice to opt out of golf’s Games comeback after a 112-year absence.“I don’t think it was as difficult a decision for me as it was for him,” the Northern Irishman told a news conference ahead of the 145th British Open that starts on Thursday.“I’m very happy with the decision I made and I’ve no regrets about it. I’ll probably watch the Olympics but I’m not sure golf will be one of the events I watch.”last_img read more