QuickBooks Basics – May 15 and 16

Time to bring your accounting system up to speed???

Morgan’s Computer Services, in collaboration with the Centre is inviting registrations for a QuickBooks Basics Training, scheduled for May 15 and 16, from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. The course will introduce you to the basic features in QuickBooks while providing you with hands-on practice.

  • Software: QuickBooks 2007 Enterprise Edition, Ver 7.0
  • Prerequisite: Introduction To Computers & Basic Book Keeping.
  • Materials will be provided.
  • Cost: BZD150.00

For more information and registration, call 822-1054 or e-mail info@gpcbelize.com

 

UltimateIn the past couple of months Peace Corps Volunteer Cisco Fernandez has been introducing Belmopan to the sport of Ultimate Frisbee, a new and exciting sport under the umbrella of the Centre’s Conflict Resolution Programme.  With his service rapidly coming to an end, Cisco will be hosting the Ultimate Game of Ultimates with his team mates, friends and other Peace Corps Volunteers.  Come and see for yourself what this crazy game is all about! A practice time will begin at 3.00p.m., followed by a game at 4.00 p.m. at GG Field, Belmopan!

 

The Dream
Drew D. Hansen

Forty years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. electrified the nation when he delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. King’s prophetic utterances started the long overdue process of changing America’s idea of itself. His words would enter the American lexicon, galvanizing the civil rights movement, becoming a touchstone for all that the country might someday achieve.

The Dream is the first book about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legendary “I Have a Dream” speech. Opening with an enthralling account of the August day in 1963 that saw 250,000 Americans converge at the March on Washington, The Dream delves into the fascinating and little-known history of King’s speech. Hansen explores King’s compositional strategies and techniques, and proceeds to a brilliant analysis of the “I Have a Dream” speech itself, examining it on various levels: as a political treatise, a work of poetry, and as a masterfully delivered and improvised sermon bursting with biblical language and imagery.

The Centre’s library opens daily from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.  Sign up as a Friend of the Centre to become a lending member.  For more information, check our website, call 822-1054 or email us atinfo@gpcbelize.com!

 

The Embassy of Mexico, NICH and the George Price Centre for Peace and Development invite you, your family and friends to join the Piano Recital by Alejandrina Villamil on Sunday, April 22 at 6.00 p.m. Ms. Villamil will cover the works of great masters of world music, including Mozart, Chopin and Bach.  Entrance is free!

 

Making War to Keep Peace
Jeane J. Kirkpatrick

When Jeane J. Kirkpatrick died in December 2006, she left behind more than her legacy as a “heroine of conservatives.” She had just completed work on this extraordinary survey of American foreign policy in the post–Cold War age: a bold and revisionist assessment of two decades of American interventions abroad—a troubled period of small successes, tragic failures, and important lessons for our future.

Since the end of the Cold War, Kirkpatrick argues, America’s relationship with the world has been especially compromised by its mutual distrust with the United Nations, and by continuing uncertainty over U.S. involvement in conflicts among rogue nations overseas. In Making War to Keep Peace, Kirkpatrick offers a tightly observed chronicle of the result: a period in which the United States has increasingly used force around the world—to mixed and often challenging results. Tracing the course of diplomatic initiatives and armed conflict in Iraq, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, and Kosovo, she illuminates the shift from the first Bush administration’s ambitious vision of a New World Order to the overambitious nation-building efforts of the Clinton administration. Kirkpatrick offers a strong critique of Clinton’s foreign policy, arguing that his administration went beyond Bush’s interest in building international consensus and turned it into a risky reliance on the United Nations. But she also questions when, how, and why the United States should resort to military solutions—especially in light of the challenging war in Iraq, about which Kirkpatrick shares her “grave reservations” here for the first time.

With the powerful words that have marked her long and distinguished career, Kirkpatrick explores where we have gone wrong—and raises lingering questions about what perils tomorrow might hold.  (Commentary Source: Google Books)

The Centre’s library opens daily from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.  Sign up as a Friend of the Centre to become a lending member.  For more information, check our website, call 822-1054 or email us atinfo@gpcbelize.com!

 

What’s in the Picture?
Responding to illustrations in picture books
Edited by Janet Evans

Illustrations are one of the most important cueing systems which children can draw on to help them make sense of print.  It is vital for educators to understand how to make full use of illustrations in picture books, and to be able to help all learners to respond to pictorial cueing systems in order to learn to read and read to learn.  This book deals with some of the many issues involved in using picture books with 3 to 11year olds.  It considers their role in early literacy, in developing reading skills, in intellectual and emotional development and as a learning resource.  It also looks at their use in extending children’s thinking and as an aid to aesthetic development.  One of the themes of this book is the interaction between what readers bring to a text; their responses to a text and the multi-layers of meaning in the text itself.

This book includes contributions from leading writers in the field, as well as a unique interview with Anthony Browne, winner of the coveted Hans Christian Anderson award.

The Centre’s library opens daily from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.  Sign up as a Friend of the Centre to become a lending member.  For more information, check our website, call 822-1054 or email us atinfo@gpcbelize.com!

 

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