Education Minister Sends Best Wishes for New School Year

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Ministry of Education introduces pilot program Education Minister touts new ICT platform for Public Schools Ministry of Education & Digicel team up for Learning Hub Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 07 Sept 2015 – And finally in news; it’s officially back to school season for all students in the TCI. Minister of Education, Deputy Premier Akierra Missick, sends heartfelt best wishes to Students and Staff for the new Academic Year 2015/2016.The start of this academic school year will see many changes not only in staffing but also programs offered within schools. Missick says “the introduction of the Caribbean Vocational Qualification in TCI high schools, will provide another avenue for students to succeed in obtaining certification and qualifications preparing them for the working world.” In an effort to enhance the teaching and learning environment, infrastructural changes such as new science labs, home economics labs and woodwork rooms at various schools have been upgraded. Moreover, the Minister of Education advises parents to become more actively involved in the schools Parent and Teachers Associations (PTAs) in order to promote effective communication and coordinated approach to matters that may arise during the school year. The Ministry and Department team will be conducting site visits during the month of September to all of the campuses towards celebrating the many successes that will be accomplished over this academic school year. Related Items:akierra missick, best wishes, ministry of educationlast_img read more

See Boston Dynamics robot stack warehouse boxes like a Tetris pro

first_img Post a comment 18 Photos Share your voice Tags The upgraded Boston Dynamics Handle robot can stack robots quickly in a warehouse setting. Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET Boston Dynamics builds robots that can run, dance and even do parkour. Now the company has perfected its Handle robot so it can stack heavy boxes as if they were blocks in an extreme version of Tetris. The original Handle robot was created in 2017 as a research robot. It stands 6.5 feet (2 meters) tall, travels at 9 mph (14.5 kph) and jumps 4 feet (1.2 meters) vertically.  Sci-Tech Now playing: Watch this: 1:51 Meet Boston Dynamics’ weird and wonderful robot familycenter_img Robots 0 More robots Handle’s onboard vision system tracks marked pallets, and finds individual boxes for grasping and stacking. As Handle puts a box onto a pallet, it uses force control to stack the boxes up against each other. The boxes seen in a video posted on Thursday weigh about 11 pounds (5 kilograms). But Handle is designed to lift heavier boxes up to 33 pounds (15 kilograms). This upgraded Handle can also work with pallets that are 48 inches (1.2 meters) deep and 68 inches (1.7 meters) tall. Boston Dynamics Handle robot is a box-stacking beast This new version of the Handle robot has been upgraded as a mobile manipulation robot designed for warehouse tasks and manual labor. The robot can quickly stack multiple heavy boxes on a pallet, as well as unload them, according to Boston Dynamics. Smart, agile MIT robot plays a mean game of Jenga This robot wants to teach you Buddhist chants Hotel fires half its robot staff for sucking at their jobslast_img read more