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Atlantic Canada Career Week Encourages Students to Create Your Own Future

first_img Specific activities can be introduced within existing curriculum. For instance, an activity for Grades 3 to 5 includes using random consumer products to talk about the four Ps of marketing: product, price, promotion and placement. “The future starts now. It will be these young minds that create the jobs of the future,” said entrepreneur Colin Gillis, principal with Smarter Spaces. “This is the spirit required for us to succeed in Atlantic Canada, whether you run your own business or work for someone else.” Atlantic Canada Career Week was launched by the Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training to increase collaboration on career development. This resource can be downloaded at www.atlanticcanadacareerweek.ca. develop an entrepreneurial spirit provide insight into the attributes of enterprising individuals support innovation, creativity and risk-taking as social entrepreneurs highlight problem-solving in addition to generating ideas for future business ventures consider the contribution and value of entrepreneurship. Students are learning to tap into their entrepreneurial spirit as part of Atlantic Canada Career Week from Oct. 31 to Nov. 4. The week supports career awareness for students from Grade Primary to 12 and for post-secondary students. “It is important for our province’s future that students are empowered to develop their entrepreneurial spirit and mindset,” said Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development Karen Casey. Resources include online lesson plans adapted to grade levels that can be accessed by teachers throughout Nova Scotia, as well as Atlantic Canada, for use as part of the regular curriculum. Nova Scotia’s contribution includes developing resources focused on The Entrepreneur in Me. “What this means for young people is more career options,” said Cal Gosse, chair of the Business Education Council. “An entrepreneurial spirit is not limited to start ups, it also involves creative thinking, risk-taking and problem-solving to move things along. You need this mindset in both the public and the private sector and large and small organizations.” Lessons will engage students and their teachers and help: last_img read more

Contempt action to be taken over photos of James Bulgers killers

first_imgTHE ATTORNEY GENERAL in England and Wales is to take legal action against a number of people who posted pictures on the internet which purported to show the killers of Liverpool toddler James Bulger.Photos claiming to show Jon Venables and Robert Thompson as they are now have been circulating on social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter in recent days but the AG says he will now begin contempt proceedings against “a number of individuals” who have posted the pictures.A worldwide injunction is in place which prevents the revealing of the new identities of the notorious child murderers and Dominic Grieve expressed concern that potentially innocent individuals may be wrongly identified as one of the two men and placed in danger.Venables and Thompson were both aged 10 when they abducted and brutally murdered two-year-old James Bulger in north Liverpool 20 years ago. They were sentenced to detention until they reached adulthood.They were released with new identities on life licences in 2001. In 2010, Venables was returned to prison for violating the terms of his parole after admitting downloading and distributing indecent images of children.A statement from the office of the Attorney General explained: “There is an injunction in place which prevents publication of any images or information purporting to identify anyone as Jon Venables or Robert Thompson.“The terms of the order mean that if a picture claims to be of Venables or Thompson, even if it is not actually them, there will be a breach of the order.“Providing details of the new identities of Venables and Thompson or their whereabouts is also prohibited – this order applies to material which is on the internet.”The Guardian reports that Google, Facebook and Twitter will all be ordered to remove the photographs and says that legal experts have said the breach could result in a landmark mass contempt prosecution by the government.Read: The 20th anniversary of the most shocking of crimesMore: James Bulger’s father: My son’s murder brought me to a very dark placelast_img read more