Apr 09 - Banker’s Association Donates Smart Boards to Comprehensive Schools

licudiThe Gibraltar Banker’s Association recently donated three ‘smart boards’ costing over £7,000 to both of Gibraltar’s Comprehensive Schools and the Gibraltar College. Christian Garcia of the Association this morning joined the head teachers of Westside, Bayside and the Gibraltar College in watching a class in motion, whilst using the smart board.

The interactive board allows students to get more involved in a lesson and helps to retain their interest.

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Apr 09 - 24 Hour Charity Run

24 hourFour members of the Gibraltar Regiment this week participated in an endurance challenge covering a full 24-hour continuous treadmill run, which began at 10am. Members of British Forces Gibraltar raised £2084.10 in aid of a Children’s Hospital in Rabat.

The team, made up of Sgt Aaron Smith, Sgt Stephan Llufrio, Cpl Chris Milliken and LCpl Jack Nichols, ran a total of 203 kms. Each soldier ran for an hour on the treadmill, took an hour break and then spent two hours walking around the crowds with the collecting buckets. With them for the whole 24-hour period was RAF Flt Sgt Mick Chapple who looked after the runners.

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Apr 09 Childline launches Positive Parenting Course

Childline GibraltarChildline Gibraltar is launching its first course on Positive Parenting starting on Wednesday 10th April at the John Mackintosh Hall.

The course aims to encourage better behaviour through techniques that work well with every child, regardless of their age, temperament, background, culture or tradition. These techniques build on your child’s wish to please you, guaranteeing a better-behaved, happy child and less-stressed parents.

They work by allowing you to:

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Apr 08 - GHA's Environment Friendly Initiative is Internationally Recognised

ghaThe Gibraltar Health Authority is featured in the latest edition of The Voice of American Society of Cytotechnology. The article, entitled, ‘ Moving Towards a Green, Lean, Healthcare System’ is written by GHA Quality Manager and Deputy Pathology Services Manager, Audrey Smith.

The article describes many of the initiatives taken by the Pathology Department, including the implementation of a paperless sample requesting and reporting system. Dr. Alex Menez, Pathology Services Manager, chairs the GHA’s Environmental Task Group, composed of members from across the GHA, which works to promote and implement environmental initiatives in the GHA. These include duplex printing, end of day default switch off of IT systems in designated areas, ink cartridge recycling and reducing energy consumption among others.

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