Kind uses Digicel Foundation EPIC Grant to build new computer lab

“Not only does this grant help in meeting the aim of the programme to teach computer literacy skills but it also helps us become a resource space for the youth, keeping them connected with information and opportunities via the internet.”

Kind’s Community Outreach and Social Services Officer Dafina Tyson thanking the Digicel Foundation for making Kind Connect a reality. 

Good thing do indeed happen on Christmas, especially in Trinidad and Tobago!!

On Thursday, December 14, 2017 Kind (Kids In Need of Direction) is a charitable organisation founded 15 years ago.

They cater to parents, caregivers and children of the Laventille and Beetham communities and have been providing assistance to disadvantaged children throughout T&T with relations to:

  • Education
  • Nutrition
  • Medical assistance
  • Vocational training
  • Emotional counseling and Sport

Kind had been granted a Digicel Foundation EPIC grant of $33,750 and is one of 20 grant recipients for 2017. The Digicel Foundation’s Epic initiative was established in March 2016 to provide funding to community and faith-based organizations, as well as other non-governmental organizations to implement small scale projects throughout T&T.

Kind chose to utilized their grant to equip their computer lab with seven (7) desktop computers and a multimedia projector which will assist with its Computer Literacy Programme Kind Connect.

This project is sure to give children of the Laventille and Beetham communities some direction, specifically in the Information Technology sector.

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How Jamaicans choosing a good Mattress relieves back pain

Back pain is horrible. You probably know that already. If there is anything worse than suffering from back pain, it is spending your hard earned money on solutions that don’t work.

You probably also already know that there aren’t any easy answers about how to solve or treat back pain. Everyone’s body and pain is different. This site can’t guarantee any easy solutions.

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However, there are things you can do to give yourself the best chance of finding a mattress that is right for you.

  • Study on some research and look at what the scientific research says.
  • Do your own research – find out as much information as you can
  • Find reviews from people who suffer similar conditions
  • Speak to your medical professional
  • Test the mattress out first

These steps can help you through the sometimes costly process of finding relief with minimal pain. Plus, we will show you how to pick the right mattress for your own needs.

Many people have realized that back or neck pain isn’t simply solved by buying a rock-hard bed.

Otherwise we would all be sleeping on the ground.

How to choose a Mattress

Your choice of bed, mattress and pillow can have a definite effect on the health of your back. This site provides some information about the various choices and options which may help you towards a pain-free life.

One of the first things that most people do is to look for brand recommendations and reviews. This is a good way to find out which manufacturers are reputable. However, this will only give you part of the story, and is one of the reasons why some popular mattresses have made people’s pain worse.

Everybody and every need is different. Consider these five people:

  1. An 65 year old woman who is 5’ 3” weighs 90 pounds and has arthritic pain.
  2. A 50 year old man who is 5’ 10” weighs 240 pounds and has bulging disks.
  3. A 35 year old woman who has severe sciatica pain after giving birth.
  4. A 40 year old man who is 6’ 4” and has multiple chronic injuries from sports, mostly from wear and tear on his joints.
  5. A 25 year old woman who has whiplash and other injuries from a car accident.

It should be pretty obvious that they will all need different mattresses to help with their pain. So one brand recommendation may not be suitable for everyone.

One of the best things you can do for yourself is to understand the qualities and characteristics of mattresses that you need to look for. This is how to find the mattress that is perfect for yourself.

However, a new bed isn’t always what you need, or it may only be part of your solution. You may find more relief from changing the way you sleep, for example placing a pillow between your knees when you sleep on your side.

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Seeking relief from back, neck or sciatic pain can be a costly and frustrating experience. A new bed or a new mattress can be a particularly costly investment. With that in mind, this site aims to provide independent information and hopefully help you feel better, faster.

Importantly, the information presented here has not been sourced only from bed or mattress manufacturers. Although they can have an impressive amount of knowledge it is also useful to get advice from other experts. So this site also sources knowledge from spine, orthopedic and sleep specialists.

Also, keep in mind that some retailers will allow you to exchange a mattress if it isn’t providing the relief you seek. If you do choose to purchase a new bed then it may be worth finding a retailer that gives this assurance.

Grade 9 Exam Notes and Final Exam Worksheet

Hello Grade 9 Students!!

Congratulations if you got to this website!! I wish you the best of luck in your exams!! Here is a free Multiplication Table that you can use to study!!

Make sure you are viewing this website on a computer as it will not load very well on a smartphone. Here is another Multiplication Table; PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND PASTE IT ON YOUR WALL AT YOUR HOME.

Click on the link below to download and read all the notes for the exam!!

Grade 9 Notes Sept to November 2017

I also included a copy of a Tutorial of the topics covered in the Exam!! PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND STUDY THIS CAREFULLY

Answers to Grade 9 Final Exam Worksheet

Good luck on your exams!!!

 

A List of the Best Antivirus Programs that Jamaicans can Purchase

Albeit Portable Antivirus have the benefits of being portable and easy to use, there are benefits to using a paid Antivirus program.

For one, it can do boot scanning (Deer, 2016, September 21), which is very handy for deeply embedded viruses. The equivalent of this is booting into safe mode or DOS prompt and running your antivirus program from the command prompt. This requires that you know where to find the *.exe file to run the program in DOS.

So without further ado, here is a list of the best Antivirus programs of 2017 that you can download.

  • Avast
  • Bitdefender
  • EMISoft
  • ESET
  • F-secure
  • Kaspersky
  • McAfee
  • Norton
  • Panda
  • Trend micro
  • webroot

Sharing is caring so share this with your friend so they can protect their computers well into the New Year.

References

  1. Deer, L. (2016, September 21). 13 Portable Antivirus to remove any Virus or Malware on Laptops, smartphones or Tablets. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2016/09/21/13-potable-antivirus/

 

How Jamaicans can money from Transcribing, Captioning and Translating Audio and Video

Some Jamaicans have all the luck, as this online work opportunity is for you. Turns out that our love for audio and video can be put to good use to make money online!

There is a website called Rev.com that allows Internationals including Jamaican, to make money by Transcribing, Captioning and Translating Audio and Video.

As usual you’ll need the following tools:

  1. Paypal Account (Deer, 2015, September 9) as your main Payment Gateway
  2. Payoneer Account (Deer, 2015, September 10), an Bank of America Prepaid Debit Card
  3. Scotia VISA Debit (Deer, 2012, February 13) or CIBC First Caribbean VISA Debit Card
  4. Broadband Internet at home from FLOW or Digicel Play (Deer, 2016, June 28)
  5. Notebook or Journal to keep Track of all your Online Accounts and Passwords
  6. Portfolio of Published Written Work on a blog or Website online i.e. Blogs, e-books
  7. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) Connection
  8. A Friend or relative living abroad

You’ll need the Paypal Account (Deer, 2015, September 9) to be able to receive payments from

Credit Card purchases (Deer, 2013, September 16) and the Payoneer Account (Deer, 2015, September 10) to be able to spend locally. The Scotia VISA Debit Card (Deer, 2012, February 13) or CIBC First Caribbean VISA Debit Card is just to verify your Paypal Account.

Broadband Internet at home from FLOW or Digicel Play (Deer, 2016, June 28) and a friend or relative abroad with a US address is also great as they can get you a US Paypal Account with a Card (Deer, 2017, March 26) that’ll make withdrawals a lot easier.

You can easily use your ShipMe (Deer, 2013, September 15) address to sign up and a free VPN on smartphones and now Desktop computers (Deer, 2016, September 20) thanks to the Opera Browser.

So how does Rev.com work?

How to use Rev.com – Get jobs Transcribing, Captioning and Translating Audio and Video

Basically Rev.com is a lot like Fiverr or any other freelancer website (Deer, 2017, September 18) but with a focus on audio and video tasks only.

Transcribing is basically listening to audio and writing verbatim what was said. Captioning is just the same thing, but involves adding text to video, similar to those seen on YouTube. Translating is probably the biggest paying gig on this site, as it involves doing the Transcribing and Captioning but in another language.

French or Spanish are preferred, proving that you need a language (Deer, 2016, September 10) to make more money in our increasingly globalised world. You sign up to the website, which gives you a chance to get jobs Transcribing, Captioning and Translating Audio and Video.

You then go through the application process, which involves answering a simple but lengthily questionnaire. Then finally when you are a confirmed member, you will be brought up to sped via a series of tutorial videos on how to transcribe Transcribing, Captioning and Translating Audio and Video.

Then the rest is history as explained in this video below. Depending on how well you do on the questionnaire as well as on the Transcription test, you will get the job. As you may notice, you get paid every Monday to your Paypal Account and the pay is dependent on how much work you do. Paypal allows you to request a check once you reach US$200.

Tip: make sure before you take the test you are fully alert and sober; a cup of coffee might be a good option as well.

Sharing is caring so share this with your friends online.

References:

  1. Deer, L. (2012, February 13). How to use Scotia VISA Debit Card Online. Retrieved from http://www.geezam.com/how-to-use-scotia-visa-debit-card-online/
  2. Deer, L. (2013, September 15). How to ship things to Jamaica after you’re purchase them online. Retrieved from http://www.geezam.com/shop-online-ship-to-jamaica/
  3. Deer, L. (2013, September 16). How Jamaicans can set up a Payment Gateway in order to process Credit Card purchases – E-Commerce the main Catalyst for Increasing Jamaica’s Internet Penetration. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2013/09/how-jamaicans-can-set-up-payment.html
  4. Deer, L. (2015, June 8). How Jamaicans can make Money from Referral Websites. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2015/06/08/jamaicans-money-referral-websites-2/
  5. Deer, L. (2015, September 9). How Jamaicans can make money online – Setting up a Paypal Account. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2015/09/09/how-jamaicans-can-make-money-online-setting-up-a-paypal-account/
  6. Deer, L. (2015, September 10). How Jamaicans can make money online – Setting up a Payoneer Prepaid Mastercard. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2015/09/10/setting-up-payoneer-prepaid-mastercard/
  7. Deer, L. (2016, June 28). Digicel Play has 35,000 customers as FLOW Jamaica Horizon fails to impress. Retrieved from http://geezam.com/digicel-play-35000-customers/
  8. Deer, L. (2016, September 10). Why French for Jamaicans at Primary Schools as Africa and Europe go Francophone. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2016/09/10/french-for-jamaicans-at-primary-
  9. Deer, L. (2016, September 20). How to get a Free VPN using an Opera Browser. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2016/09/Free-VPN-Opera-Browser.html
  10. Deer, L. (2016, October 15). How Jamaicans can make US$51,000 per month as a Webcam Model. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2016/10/15/webcam-model-jamaica/
  11. Deer, L. (2016, December 17). How Jamaicans can make US$1000 per month from Online Survey Websites. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2016/12/17/jamaica-online-survey-websites/
  12. Deer, L. (2017, February 12). How Jamaicans can make US$1000 per month from International Survey Websites. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2017/02/12/jamaicans-us1000-international-survey-websites/
  13. Deer, L. (2017, March 26). How Jamaicans can make money online – Paypal Prepaid Card and other Payoneer Alternatives. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2017/03/26/paypal-prepaid-card-payoneer-alternatives/
  14. Deer, L. (2017, MARCH 26). How Jamaican can make money online – Flyer Distribution of Shortened URL Links in USA and other Countries. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2017/03/26/flyer-distribution-shortened-url-links/
  15. Deer, L. (2017, September 18). How Jamaicans can make US$1000 per month as a Freelancer. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2017/09/18/jamaican-freelancer/