… Singh, Reifer share 93-run partnershipBy Clifton RossVISHAUL Singh narrowly missed what could have been his second ton this season as Guyana Jaguars managed to keep the game in their favour, despite some fire with the ball from Leeward Hurricanes pair of Rakeem Cornwall and Jerimiah Louis.Day 2 at Providence saw a mixed outing for the home team, led by a stylish 90 from Vishaul Singh who sadly missed out on a ton for the second time this season.The former Windies Test batsman struck 6 fours as he got support from all-rounder Raymon Reifer (43) and captain Leon Johnson who made 35 to guide Guyana to a 1st innings 259 all out in 107 overs.All it took was a disciplined approach from two key men in; spinner Rakeem Cornwall who bagged 4 for 96 and seamer Jerimiah Louis who mopped up the middle order with his haul of 4-48 for the Hurricanes.Vishaul SinghTrailing by 186 runs, opener Montcin Hodge (21*) hit two fours while the classy Amir Jangoo was also on 22, as the pair will look to resume in positive fashion with the Leewards 73-2 in reply.Kieran Powell (13) and Ross Powell (6) were removed by spinners Veerasammy Permaul (1-15) and Kevin Sinclair (1-17) to help the Jaguars gain a bit of an edge going into day 3.Reifer and Singh were both positive upon resumption of play on day 2.Reifer did well to take his score into the 40s while Singh continued to press onwards following his first-day half-century.However, the seamer Louis had other plans when he removed the all-rounder out just 7 runs away from his fifty.Louis then had the big fish Singh, caught by Hamilton minutes before lunch, further damaging the Champs with his third successive breakthrough; this time knocking over Kevin Sinclair for a duck as Guyana went into lunch on 198-7.When play resumed, Anthony Bramble (23), Permaul (24*) and Motie 15 added useful runs to the total before the side folded in their first innings.Action continues today from 10:00hrs.
Photo courtesy of Warrior-Scholar Project | Jesse RamirezThe Warrior-Scholar Project returns for its third year at USC to provide a week-long academic training and guidance for veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Dubbed a “boot camp” by the Los Angeles Times, the program is intense, filled with rigorous lectures and discussions. When asked what sets the Warrior-Scholar Project apart from other veterans’ programs, Amy Page, the program’s curriculum manager at USC, had a straightforward response.“We actually do what we say we’re going to do,” Page said. The Warrior-Scholar Project aims to facilitate a smooth transition from military life to collegiate life for veterans, integrating them into a regular school environment. The USC chapter currently has 20 students, ranging in age from early 20s to late 50s. Regardless of age, the program aims to help participants become more well-informed and confident intellectuals in the field of academics.Although the Warrior-Scholar Project is only one week long, its veterans become immersed in their fields of study. According to Page, their academic lectures are open-ended, encouraging discussion among the students. The lecture topics are centered on democracy and its manifestations in the United States in recent years. While discussing various political, economic and social issues, the students spoke about their observations and perspectives of society.“In the military, we’re molded to act one way,” said Jonathan Anda, a five-year veteran participant of the program. “Now, though, we need to know how to put things in perspective.” Before the program, Anda said he had a mindset geared only toward following orders, working to maximize conciseness and efficiency. Now, he feels more creative and open-minded. Almost every individual involved in facilitating or managing the Warrior-Scholar Project has either served in the military or is a family member of someone who has. Because of this, the students feel that the instructors are especially helpful. “The best way to describe this program is that it’s truly for the veterans by the veterans,” said Angel Arambula, a four-year veteran participant. Alumni of the program also drop by the week-long session and help to instill confidence in the current generation of students. Matt Maclaine is a five-year veteran and an alumni ambassador to the Warrior-Scholar Project. He attended the program as a student in 2013 at Yale’s campus and is currently an aerospace engineering student at UC Irvine. Now, he returns as a mentor for his fellow servicemen and women.Maclaine emphasized that the program benefited him greatly. “Skills like analytical writing have really set us up for success,” Maclaine said. “All veterans need to hear about this program.”
WASHINGTON, CMC – A new study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) will need about 12 million teachers, 3 million doctors and 8 million nurses by the year 2040. This is what “Education and Health: The sectors of the future?”, the second issue of IDB’s “The future of work in Latin America and the Caribbean” series says in its projection of the demand for social sector professionals in 24 countries in the region. “Our study shows that, even in the framework of the fourth industrial revolution, we can expect the number of teachers, doctors and nurses in Latin America and the Caribbean to continue growing at great speed,” said Marcelo Cabrol, manager of the IDB Social Sector. “Our methodology allows us to know that, for example, a third of the teachers that will be needed in 15 years, and almost two thirds of the doctors and nurses, are people who have not yet begun their working life. “Faced with this reality, the key is to ensure that these new professionals have the skills and training they need to be the teachers, doctors and nurses of the future,” he added. The IDB said the study’s projections are based on a series of variables specific to these sectors. EDUCATIONIn the case of education, it said the school-age population, school enrollment rates and the number of children per teacher are considered. HEALTHFor the health sector, the number of doctors is estimated with respect to the aging population that will exist in the coming decades, as well as the proportion of nurses for each doctor, the IDB said.In addition to presenting projections for the future, the study analyzes the evolution of the employment of teachers, doctors and nurses in LAC over the last four decades, according to the IDB. Good quality jobs“These three occupations have been growing significantly in the region, but the most remarkable thing is that the jobs in education and health are, in comparison with other sectors, of good quality,” Cabrol said. “Thus, the publication not only shows evidence that the income of teachers, doctors and nurses in Latin America and the Caribbean has grown significantly in recent years but also that these professionals are more likely to receive a pension in old age than other professionals such as engineers, lawyers, journalists or accountants,” he added.In addition, Cabrol said, with women representing the majority of social sector workers, the gender wage gap is substantially lower in these occupations than in others. “While, in our region, women with post-secondary education still earn on average 28 percent less than men, in education and health, this difference is around 10 percent,” Cabrol said.With the study, the IDB said it seeks to “enrich the discussion on how the region can take advantage of opportunities and minimize risks that arise from this issue, using an interactive format that incorporates audio, video and other resources.”