Students Urged to Protect the Rights of Authors

first_imgRelatedStudents Urged to Protect the Rights of Authors RelatedStudents Urged to Protect the Rights of Authors Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Dr. Cherrell Shelley Robinson, author and lecturer at the University of the West Indies, has urged students to protect the rights of authors by not plagiarising their material.Dr. Robinson, who was speaking at the launch of World Book and Copyright Day 2006 on Tuesday (April 11) at the St. Thomas Technical High School, said that while it was important for students to read widely and research, they must protect the reading material and preserve the rights of the authors.“In today’s information age, nobody can teach you everything you need to know, so reading material is very important and .the rights of the author should be protected,” she said. “One way of respecting the rights of authors is not copying their work illegally, because that robs them of their financial rewards for the hard work they put into producing the book,” she stated.World Book and Copyright Day is an annual observance of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and according to Secretary General for the Caribbean Region, Everton Hannam, what UNESCO has tried to do over the past 11 years, “is to sensitise persons about copyright and issues associated with copyright, piracy and the laws governing it to raise the level of awareness about these issues to students, teachers and the general public in Jamaica.”“World Book and Copyright Day is an activity specially geared towards informing and educating students, teachers and librarians on all the issues relating to copyright,” he stressed, expressing the hope that, “by the time its effectiveness can be accurately measured, say in another 20 years, it would be firmly in the minds of a vast majority of the populace that copyright is a very important matter and that there is need for it to be taken very seriously”.Tenth grade student, Kemisha Lawrence, told JIS News that although she did not understand everything about copyright and the rules governing the issue, she was happy that the launch took place at her school. “At least I got a chance to hear about it and so now I know a little and with the material they have left behind, I can go up to the library and read some more at my own pace,” she said.center_img RelatedStudents Urged to Protect the Rights of Authors Students Urged to Protect the Rights of Authors UncategorizedApril 13, 2006last_img read more

Redknapp again blames a lack of fitness after QPR’s defeat at Man Utd

first_imgHarry Redknapp again blamed an apparent lack of fitness among his players following the 4-0 defeat against Manchester United.The Rangers boss previously put his team’s poor start to the campaign – which included a 4-0 thrashing at Tottenham – down to some of his players not being fit after what he described as a poor pre-season.And after a one-sided game at Old Trafford, Redknapp said: “Some of our players need games.AdChoices广告“They need to get fit, but that’s the problem with the international break. We need to get them fit and playing.”Rangers fell apart after Angel Di Maria’s first-half goal and were 3-0 down by half-time.“To be honest we came in and found ourselves 1-0 down with five minutes until half-time. I thought if we came in at half time at 1-0 we’d be still in the game,” said Redknapp.“But we gave away two goals and came in at 3-0 despite Rob Green barely having a save to make.“You know it is going to be tough at 3-0. You don’t want to get beat six or seven and it be demoralising.”More reaction from Old Trafford later.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Runner-up finish for Cian O’Connor in Rotterdam Grand Prix while Irish Sport Horses dominate Hickstead Derby

first_img Tags: Home  »  General  »  Runner-up finish for Cian O’Connor in Rotterdam Grand Prix while Irish Sport Horses dominate Hickstead Derby A brilliant performance from Ireland’s Cian O’Connor and the stallion Good Luck saw them finish as runners-up in today’s €200,000 five-star Grand Prix at Rotterdam in The Netherlands.One of eight combinations who made it through to the jump-off, O’Connor and the 11-year-old Good Luck produced a scorching fast second clear against the clock – stopping the clock in 40.46 seconds to take the lead when fourth to go. However Sweden’s Peder Fredricson and his Olympic silver medal winning horse, H&M All In, shaved three tenths of a second off the target when next to go and they would take the winners prize of €50,000. O’Connor collected €40,000 for his runner-up finish, which comes just a fortnight after he won the five-star Sopot Grand Prix in Poland with Good Luck.Offaly’s Darragh Kenny also made it into the jump-off with Charly Chaplin S and they posted the fastest time of the competition (39.43). Agonizingly however, the very last fence fell to the floor dropping Kenny down to seventh place at the finish.Irish Sport Horses dominate Hickstead DerbyIrish Sport Horses filled the top four places in the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby in the UK. Victory went to The Irish Sport Horse Golvers Hill (ISH), bred by Patrick Lynch from Co. Galway and ridden by Britain’s Nigel Coupe. They were one of just two combinations who jumped clear over the demanding Hickstead first round course and came out on top after a jump-off against Harriet Nuttall (GBR) and A Touch Imperious (ISH).Co Down’s Dermott Lennon with Gelvins Touch (ISH) and Cork’s Billy Twomey (Diaghilev) were the highest placed Irish riders, sharing third place on 4 faults with Holly Smith (GBR) and the Irish-bred Quality Old Joker. Sligo’s Richard Howley also finished in the prizes, taking seventh pace with Chinook on an 8 fault score.ISH BREEDING;1st Golvers Hill (ISH) – 2003 gelding by Ricardo Z (ZANG) out of Hill of Clover (RID), by Clover Hill (ID). Breeder: Patrick Lynch, Co. Galway. Owner: Susan Simmons. Rider: Nigel Coupe (GBR)2nd A Touch Imperious (ISH) – 2004 gelding by Touchdown (ISH) out of Cavimperius (ISH), by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Bred by Leo Rice, Co. Monaghan. Owner: Rupert Nuttall. Rider Hariet Nuttall (GBR)=3rd Quality Old Joker (ISH) – 2008 gelding by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of Little Joker (WNTR), by Slyguff Joker VII (WNTR). Breeder: Roberta Dowley, Co. Kilkenny. Owner/Rider: Holly Smith (GBR)=3rd Gelvins Touch (ISH) – 2006 grey gelding by Touchdown (ISH) out of Whitestown Diamond (ISH), by Diamond Lad (ID). Bred by John McCann, Co. Roscommon. Owner: Victoria Loane. Rider: Dermott Lennon (IRL) Runner-up finish for Cian O’Connor in Rotterdam Grand Prix while Irish Sport Horses dominate Hickstead Derby 25 June 2017, 17:22last_img read more