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Dominican students will participate in the World Robotics Competition in Dubai

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The students belong to the Dr. Miguel Canela Lozano Scientific High School in Villa Tapia

 

Villa Tapia, Mirabal Sisters. – A team made up of three students and a teacher from the Dr. Miguel Canela Lozano Scientific High School, in the municipality of Villa Tapia, left for Dubai (United Arab Emirates), in order to participate in the World Competition of Robotics, the most important international event, to be held from 24 to 27 of the current month.

 

Secondary school students, Anthony Cruz (17 years old), Jéssica Reynoso (17 years old), and Briana González (16 years old), will represent the tricolor flag in the Middle East, accompanied by their teacher and guide Waldu González, who trusts the local proposal to have an outstanding performance this year, due to the ability to have their students solve problems they have developed, he said.

This is the second time that a Dominican team participates in what experts consider the robotics Olympics, where more than 1,000 teenagers, aged between 14 and 18, go with robots that they themselves build and overcome a series of obstacles up to conclude with proposals to improve the environment and daily operations.

For the director of the aforementioned scientific staff, Roberto Codazzi, this is another opportunity where students will demonstrate the quality of teaching and education by competencies posed by the new Dominican curriculum and the Educational Revolution of President Danilo Medina.

“We believe a lot in developing skills for the youth of our community. We encourage problem-solving, project development and motivation of skills with critical thinking. These events are fundamental because they open the minds of the participants and challenge them to be better,” he said.

Codazzi thanked the support received since 2013 by the Ministry of Education (MINERD), the Office of the First Lady and other entities, in order to promote good practices and motivate them to be better every day in science, arts, and Languages.

The high school started with 94 students and they are already 540 from first to sixth. In five years they have achieved national and international merits, one of them the Medal of Teaching Excellence awarded by the President of the Republic, Danilo Medina last year for being the best in “Vocation for the Incorporation of ICT in Educational Processes.”

They have 16 classrooms, two science and engineering laboratories, four outdoor basketball and volleyball courts, soccer and handball fields, two computer centers, greenhouses and large green spaces for recreation. In addition, they have under their responsibility the 42 km La Salcedo Scientific Reserve of karst forest, to help develop their environmental management and preservation plan.

The campus has more than 50 teachers specialized in its areas, from Puerto Rico, United States, Italy, Canada, Chile, Venezuela, Spain, Mexico, Haiti, Germany, Romania, United Kingdom, Brazil, India, Switzerland, Scotland, France, Lithuania, Japan, and South Korea.

Engineering, natural sciences such as biology, chemistry, physics, and environmental science are included. They add elective courses in arts, physical education, languages ​​(English, French and Spanish), community work, ecological excursions, interdisciplinary workshops, vocational and professional exchanges with industries, companies, and non-governmental organizations in the region. In addition, exchanges outside the country.





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don’t hide behind the candidate

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Santo Domingo.- After the prosecutor Jean Alain Rodríguez’s sister, Maybe Rodríguez filed a complaint against the journalist Marino Zapete for slander, the communicator denounced that with his persecution, the Government of Danilo Medina what he intends is to silence the voice of all the journalists who have refused to be their sycophants.

Zapete challenged Rodriguez not to hide behind his ruling party (PLD) candidate Gonzalo Castillo behind his sister, and to show their faces to explain to the country how the taxpayer’s money is squandered.

“I reiterate my complaint that the attorney has harassed my employers, that they have nothing to do with the media, to make me lose my job, which constitutes an abuse, unacceptable in a society of law, with the sole objective of protecting the unlawful action of his sister and his candidate Gonzalo Castillo.”





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9 clubs closed for sonic pollution

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Santo Domingo. – The National District Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Special Prosecutor for the Defense of the Environment and Natural Resources closed several entertainment centers that produced sonic pollution with high decibels.

The operation, headed by the prosecutor of the National District, Rosalba Ramos, together with the head of the Office of the Special Prosecutor for the Defense of the Environment and Natural Resources, Francisco Contreras, was carried out in the Villa Juana and Villas Agrícolas sectors, where nine commercial establishments that were violating the agreements to comply with the rules established to limit annoying and harmful noise were closed.

Ramos explained that the centers closed earlier in previous operations had reached agreements with the Attorney General’s Office for those matters in which they promised to take measures regarding the noise pollution that they cause, however, the agreements were violated and therefore were closed again.

“The entertainment establishments have to guarantee to operate so that they do not violate the peace of the people who live around them, who have the right to live in a quiet way and especially to rest,” said Ramos.

While Contreras said that during the Christmas season, complaints from citizens that are affected by the annoying noises that occur in recreational businesses tend to increase.

He explained that the operations initiated are aimed at guaranteeing a peaceful environment so that people can have a peaceful Christmas.

He also pointed out that these follow-up operations will continue to be carried out in the National District, in which all those establishments that violate the regulations will be closed.

It should be noted that before proceeding with the closure of the establishments, dozens of preventive operations had been carried out in order to guide and raise awareness in the public so that they make the proper adjustments to avoid noise violations.

In that sense, Judge Contreras explained that it is extremely important that owners and business managers who produce sonic pollution become more aware of the serious damage it causes to health.





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40.7% of public employees earn between $ 10,000 and $ 19,000 pesos/month

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Santo Domingo, DR.

In the statistics published in October this year the Ministry of Public Administration (MAP), in its institutional portal, 180 public institutions are registered, which have 382,099 public servants, 63.83% women and 36.17% men.

In the distribution of employees by salary range offered by the MAP of these 382,099 public employees, 40.76% receive salaries between RD $ 10,000 and RD $ 19,000/month, followed by a 24% that receives between RD $ 30,000 and RD $ 39,000/month.

In the data offered by the MAP of these 180 public institutions, it is important to note the differences between institutions, for example, the Ministry of Education is the entity with the most employees, with a total of 212,140 people. 43% of those who work at headquarters earn between RD $ 10,000 and RD $ 19,000/month. However, in the Ministry of Economy, Planning, and Development (MEPYD), 30% earn between RD $ 50,000 and RD $ 99,000/month, and only 16.7% earn salaries between RD% 10,000 and RD $ 19,000/month.

At the Public Health headquarters, 52.1% earn between RD $ 10,000 and RD $ 19,000/month and at the headquarters of the Ministry of the Presidency, 43.4% reach salaries between RD $ 30,000 and RD $ 39,000/month, which evidences the predominant salary ranges vary from according to the type of institution in which the employee works.





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