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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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Civic group demands a fence along entire 388KM Haiti border

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Santo Domingo.- Civic and Social Front president, Isaías Ramos, on Fri. called on the population to demand the continuity of the perimeter fence along the entire 388-kilometer Dominican Republic-Haiti border.

Ramos said that it’s not difficult to traffic illegal aliens at the border, “where today there is abundance of chaos, disorder, anarchy and insecurity that affect our sovereignty, the security of our citizens and authorities.”

He said i’is not enough to build 50 or 60 km that will only move the illegal operation and make it a little more difficult.





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Dominican Republic’s military to monitor commuters

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Santo Domingo.- The Defense Ministry will expand the video surveillance system through real-time monitoring of the entire routes of the Metro and the Cable Car of Santo Domingo, (MIDE), according to an agreement signed with the Transport Reform Office (OPRET).

The agreement signed on October 30 stipulates that the objective is to facilitate “the interconnection of the Command Center, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence to the OPRET Video Management Systems, for real-time monitoring, in the different Metro and Cable Car lines.”

It adds that OPRET will provide the necessary access to Defense, which allows the connection to the systems, for real-time monitoring of the different lines of the Metro and Cable Car of Santo Domingo.

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All fuel prices remain unchanged

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Santo Domingo.- Fuel prices (in gallons) for the week from December 21 to 28 remain unchanged:

Premium gasoline RD$229.10.

Regular gasoline RD$214.20.

Regular diesel at RD$181.10.

Optimal diesel RD$193.80.

Avtur RD$144.30.

Kerosene RD$170.90.

Fuel oil RD$92.06.

Propane (LPG) RD$101.00.

Natural gas remains at RD$28.97 per cubic meter.





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