‘Sesame Street’ Widens Its Focus

first_imgThe New York Times: On “Sesame Street,” a distressed cow has a big problem. She made it up the stairs to the beauty parlor but now, her bouffant piled high, she’s stuck. Cows can go up stairs, she moans, but not down.Enter Super Grover 2.0. Out from his bottomless “utility sock” comes an enormous ramp, which, as the cow cheerily notes before clomping on down, is “a sloping surface that goes from high to low.”…“This is working,” said Rosemarie Truglio, senior vice president, curriculum and content. Still, they acknowledge there are challenges in measuring a young child’s scientific understanding, and experts are only just beginning to figure out what works and what doesn’t.Read the whole story: The New York Times More of our Members in the Media >last_img

WB funded grant to farmers not compensation—-PS

first_img Tweet 156 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Share Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture Dr. Reginald ThomasPermanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture Dr. Reginald Thomas has clarified that the World Bank funded grant to commercial farmers, subsistent farmers and fishermen is intended to assist them in their recovery but not meant to compensate for losses due to Hurricane Maria.He made this statement replying to a question from members of the media on Wednesday 28 February 2018, where concerns of beneficiaries were brought up.Farmers and fishermen awaiting WB grant payments in January 2018“Again the misconceptions in the media and in the population; it is not compensation. This was never intended to be compensation,” he said.Dr. Thomas added that for receiving farmers to compare what they have lost to what the grant is offering them is wrong explain that this programme is a social response to Hurricane Maria to assist persons in their recovery. “It was intended to support the livelihoods of these people, not compensation. So farmers may decide that I have lost a hundred thousand dollars and therefore I deserve it, it is not compensation, never intended to be,” he said setting the record straight. Hurricane MariaLocalNewsRecovery WB funded grant to farmers not compensation—-PS by: Dominica Vibes News – March 6, 2018last_img read more