Sunday, 30 May 2010

Friday, 28 May 2010

Thrustmaster Unveils Sweet Ferrari Cockpit for PS3/PC Gamers

Thrustmaster has been putting out some very cool and limited edition Ferrari branded game controllers recently. The company has produced both game pads and some Ferrari racing wheels as well.

Thrustmaster has now debuted a very cool racing cockpit with Ferrari style called the Ferrari Wireless GT Cockpit 430 Scuderia Edition. The cockpit is compact and directly addresses the common issue of how to mount your racing wheel. The wheel is on a fully adjustable frame that can be raised or lowered and the wheel telescopes for comfortable play.

It uses 2.4GHz wireless connectivity and promises 50 hours of battery life. The base is weighted for stability and the pedals are made from metal. The wheel only has a brake and gas pedal, no clutch here or shifter. The wheel is a reproduction of the actual Ferrari 430 Scuderia car. The wheel will ship in June for $249.99.

The Moon on 28/05/2010

Taken around 7.30pm

Under The Shining Cloud

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Sony roadshow at BIBD Kiulap

BIBD promotion for cardholders

Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD), in collaboration with sole distributor of Sony in the country Multitrons Sdn Bhd, is holding a BIBD Cards Deals exclusively for its cardholders.

The cardholders can stand to win fabulous prizes by charging their purchases with their BIBD Mastercard - in the country or overseas - or via their debit cards at participating local merchants.

All cardholders have to do is attach their receipts of purchase with completed BIBD Cards Deals entry forms and drop them into allocated "BIBD Cards Deals" boxes at any of the bank's branches, Sony-authorised dealers and selected merchants.

A grand prize of a 40-inch Sony Bravia LCD television set, along with over 150 prizes of Sony products and World Cup 2010 merchandise, will be up for grabs.

Meanwhile, a Sony roadshow is currently being held at BIBD Kiulap in Setia Kenangan. It will run until May 28.

Article taken from Borneo Bulletin

Sekitar Majlis Perasmian Persidangan Pendidikan Antarabangsa ke-15

ICE 2010 response 'overwhelming'

The Ministry of Education recognises that the quality of teaching is critical in preparing students for a society undergoing far-fetched economic and social changes. In this regard, building a high-quality education system relevant to the 21st century social and economic realities has become a top priority for Brunei Darussalam.

This was stated in a speech by the Permanent Secretary (Higher Education) at the Ministry of Education, Awg Hj Mohd Daud bin Hj Mahmud, who was the chief guest at the opening of the 15th International Conference on Education (ICE 2010), yesterday, at the Chancellor Hall, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD).

Awg Hj Mohd Daud was speaking on the recent success of the SPN 21 national education system.

Organised by the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education (SHBIE), the ICE is an annual international conference that serves as a platform for lively discussions, discourse and debates focussing on key issues in education. Carrying the theme "Challenging Models, Challenging Minds: Initiating Effective Educational Reform and Development", ICE 2010 brings together international academics, educators and teaching professionals as they share their experiences and generate ideas in an attempt to find solutions for current issues in the educational field.

Awg Hj Mohd Daud in his speech said that the quality of teaching provided by teachers to students is central to the idea of a quality education system.

"There have been greater emphases on teachers' values, skills and knowledge that are fundamental to good teaching; expanding teachers' roles and responsibilities of teachers that are shared collaboratively with other professionals; and personalising learning for individual students to accommodate greater diversity in learning," the permanent secretary said.

He further said that teacher preparatory programmes require continual innovative improvements to develop a new generation of teachers who have the ability to promote complex learning in students.

Reinvigorating university-based programmes will require more evidence-based instruction and greater responsiveness to schools, he added.

"Effective professional development strategies must lead to changes in knowledge and skills for teachers to respond more effectively to the problem of practice, to seek active involvement in the development process and to acknowledge that schools are valuable sites for learning," said Awg Hj Mohd Daud.

Meanwhile, the Dean of SHBIE, Dr Hjh Romaizah binti Hj Salleh in her keynote address said the main theme of the conference is apt, timely and especially relevant to SHBIE, which is currently undergoing reforms and development in practices and programmes.

She noted that "education has to rise to the occasion to be both relevant and effective to meet the diverse challenges facing teachers and learners that arise from the demands of a rapidly changing world".

"In order to meet these challenges, reforms and development are necessary for education to stay relevant and effective," the Dean of SHBIE said, adding that the importance of the ICE is to theorise on the "best way forward" to attend to challenges in education and to stay relevant.

Organisers of ICE 2010 said the event has received overwhelming response, with a total of 136 conference papers - from both overseas and local presenters - being accepted for the conference. From the total, 94 papers will be presented by foreign participants from 22 countries and the remaining 42 papers by local presenters. Eighty-four of the conference papers will be presented in English and 42 in Bahasa Melayu. The number also includes nine workshops and one poster presentation.

The participating delegates are from Australia, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Libya, Malaysia, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United States of America and Vietnam.

Article taken from Borneo Bulletin Online

Representative from BIBD receive the Certificate of Appreciation for being the Gold Sponsor of ICE 2010.

G.O.H. visiting BIBD booth

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