AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventHe was taken to Highland Oaks Elementary School in Arcadia, and a helicopter then brought him to Huntington Hospital, where he is being treated for a broken back and pelvis, and rib fractures. An unidentified bicyclist reported the crash after he saw Sweet veer off the side of the road, Fields said. The cyclist used a flashlight to get the attention of a dam operator, who then radioed for help. Sweet was on the ground but conscious when he was found 150 feet from the road. His 1985 Ford F-150 was located another 75 feet down. Fields said if not for the bicyclist, it likely would have been daybreak before anyone noticed Sweet, who works alone at a packing station at Chantry Flats. “If it wasn’t for this chain of events, these people involved, he’d probably still be gone,” Fields said. Sierra Madre resident Gregory Sweet was driving up the winding road near the Santa Anita Dam when he slammed into, then fell over a two-foot retaining wall, said California Highway Patrol Officer James Fields. Following his rescue, Sweet was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after officers noticed a strong smell of alcohol, Fields said. Officers were called to the scene about 9 p.m. and found Sweet with deep lacerations on his face and suffering blood loss. SIERRA MADRE – A 37-year-old man was in intensive care Thursday after his pickup truck veered off Santa Anita Canyon Road and plunged 150 feet down the side of a hill the night before, officials said. • Photo Gallery: 04/20: Man plunges 150ft. email@example.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4586160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ) will host its annual conference from June 7-9 under the theme ‘CCCJ@15:Transforming Lives: Embracing Student-Centredness’. Story Highlights The conference, which forms part of the Council’s 15th anniversary celebrations, will be held at Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall in Montego Bay, St. James. The Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ) will host its annual conference from June 7-9 under the theme ‘CCCJ@15:Transforming Lives: Embracing Student-Centredness’.The conference, which forms part of the Council’s 15th anniversary celebrations, will be held at Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall in Montego Bay, St. James.Addressing a JIS ‘Think Tank’ recently, Executive Director of the CCCJ, Dr. Donna Powell Wilson, said in all that the Council does, the students are their focal point.Therefore, some of the conference topics will be: maintaining a student-friendly environment, diversity in the tertiary environment, learning to learn, social media in the teaching and learning process, CCCJ platform to higher education, and encouraging a healthy lifestyle.“Students are our clients, so we have to ensure that they are satisfied,” Dr. Powell Wilson said, adding that some of the conference features will include: panel discussions, exhibits, plenary sessions, presentations, networking and demonstrations.“What is important about this year’s event is that we will have more presentations from faculties within the community colleges and increased student participation, because we want to hear from our students,” she said. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Cynthia Wilson from the League Innovation Community Colleges in the United States of America (USA), who is an expert in community college education.Dr. Powell Wilson pointed out that the conference will have both local and international presenters.The highlight of the conference will be the culmination of a Community College Software Development Competition, where students will be presenting software that they have developed over the past three years. Other activities for the anniversary celebrations are the CCCJ expo, scheduled to take place in August, and a banquet to be held in December.There are eight community colleges in Jamaica operating from 25 campuses across the island. They are Bethlehem Moravian College, St. Elizabeth; Brown’s Town Community College, St. Ann; Moneague College, St. Ann; the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE), Portland; Excelsior Community College, Kingston; Montego Bay Community College, St. James; Portmore Community College, St. Catherine; and Knox Community College in Clarendon.Sponsors for the conference include Monroe College in the USA, Jamaica Copyright Licensing Agency (JAMCOPY), E-Tech Solutions Corporation, EBSCO Information Services and others. The highlight of the conference will be the culmination of a Community College Software Development Competition, where students will be presenting software that they have developed over the past three years. Other activities for the anniversary celebrations are the CCCJ expo, scheduled to take place in August, and a banquet to be held in December. read more