Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged Japan to take the initiative to introduce teaching of Japanese language online and said Indian languages could also be introduced in Japan.”Indian languages could also be introduced in Japan and such an exchange would positively impact this century,” IANS quoted Modi as saying after interacting with Japanese Deputy Minister for Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Maekawa Kihai, and teachers of the Taimei Elementary School.Noting that there was a need for Asian countries to be more prepared in the area of education, he said: “The whole world accepts the 21st century as Asia’s century, and to prepare ourselves well, Asian countries must learn each other’s languages and values, so that this century is more useful for humanity.”On the third day of his five-day trip to Japan, Modi on Monday morning visited the Taimei Elementary School in Tokyo. A presentation on Japan’s elementary and secondary education system was made to Modi.Speaking after the presentation, Modi said that he had come to the 136-year-old school as a student “to learn how moral education, modernity and discipline has been blended in the Japanese school system and could be imbibed in India”.An official statement added that from his visit to the school, he also understood the methods of evaluation and examination and how parents are kept involved with the child’s education, and how the school syllabus is prepared.Modi arrived in Kyoto on Saturday and was received by Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Touch Football Australia (TFA) has partnered with etrainu (ETU) to deliver a Learning Management System (LMS) which we have officially branded as ‘The Nest’. The Nest can be accessed via: https://touchfootball.etrainu.com/For the first time as a sport, The Nest will give TFA the ability to talk to our accredited volunteers and target ongoing education opportunities to our membership. This system will let us streamline administrative processes for our course Facilitators and Referee Coaches across the country, allowing us greater reach than ever before. TFA intends for The Nest to be a hub where all members of our sport go to develop their knowledge of the game. This platform will also provide a whole-of-sport education profile.The name ‘The Nest’ comes from the fact that the Australian teams are now known as ‘The Emus’, and we want our Sport Education platform branding to align. For emus, their nest is their ‘home’, where development is fostered for both young and old.Click here to read more.
Five stories in the news for Friday, Aug. 13———NEW DETAILS EMERGE OF ALLEGED FREDERICTON SHOOTERA Fredericton business owner who knew the suspect in Friday’s deadly shooting described him as a “lonely person” who played a lot of first-person shooter video games. Brendan Doyle, former owner of recently closed Read’s Newsstand & Cafe, says he asked Matthew Raymond to stop coming to his coffee shop after he allegedly expressed Islamophobic views and shared his dislike for Syrian refugees with patrons. Raymond is facing four counts of first-degree murder in deaths of police officers Robb Costello and Sara Burns, as well as Bobbie Lee Wright and her boyfriend, Donnie Robichaud.———OFFICERS MAY FACE STRESS INJURIES AFTER SHOOTING: EXPERTSFour years after Justin Bourque’s Moncton shooting rampage that killed three Mounties, police in New Brunswick are facing a new traumatic event that may have long-lasting psychological consequences. On Friday morning in Fredericton, two city police officers were shot and killed while responding to a call. One expert says that in the aftermath of such traumatic events, police officers can develop operational stress injuries, especially those who’ve seen both colleagues and friends killed in the line of duty.———TWELVE-YEAR-OLD RECORDS TRIBUTE FOR SHOOTING VICTIMSAs 12-year-old Josh Cochrane of Yarmouth, N.S., watched the news of the shooting in Fredericton, he thought of the fear the responding officers must have felt, and the children of the victims whose parents wouldn’t be there to tuck them in at night. Cochrane wanted to do something to help comfort the grieving community, so he wrote and recorded a tribute song, to the tune of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” called “A Police Hallelujah.” In the two days since his mom posted his song to Facebook, the video has been viewed more than 300,000 times.———EVACUATION ALERTS EXPANDED IN NORTHERN B.C.Residents near the north-central B.C. communities of Fort Saint James and Vanderhoof are being urged to prepare for evacuation as forest fires surround the area. A 300 square kilometre blaze is raging just 35 kilometres away from the communities. An expanded evacuation alert was issued Sunday, and with no rain in the forecast for another 10 days, it will be a challenge to keep the flames from spreading. There are nearly 600 wildfires burning across British Columbia.———TORONTO SEWAGE SPILL SYMBOL OF WIDER PROBLEMLast Wednesday, a team of environmentalists descended on Toronto’s harbourfront looking for signs the previous night’s flash-flood rainfall had caused the city’s sewer system to overflow into Lake Ontario. And there, in plain sight, floating on the surface was a toxic stew of refuse that had gushed from the sewer lines. Toronto, like most Canadian cities, doesn’t monitor real-time data of sewage leaks into lakes, rivers or oceans. As a result, it’s unknown how much raw sewage entered overflow pipes when the storm overwhelmed the city’s treatment facilities.———ALSO IN THE NEWS— The 42nd annual conference of eastern Canadian premiers and New England governors takes place in Stowe, Vermont.— Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor will make a research-related announcement in Montreal.— Syncrude Canada to appear in court in Fort McMurray, Alta., on charges related to the deaths of blue herons at one of its mine sites in 2015.— Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan in Yellowknife to begin his tour of Northern Canadian Armed Forces locations with an announcement.———
APTN National NewsIt’s a setback for chiefs in the Maritimes as a five-year court battle came to an end Thursday.Mi’kmaq and Maliseet leaders fought Ottawa’s plan to reform on-reserve social assistance.They asked the Supreme Court of Canada to hear the case.APTN’s Trina Roache has the story.