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Junior Challenge & OT: Fiji


This notice is from CPSR-global digest...
(Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility)
I hope members of SEUL-edu participate in the Junior Challenge.  Good Luck!
Also, please forgive the inclusion of OT messages about the coup in Fiji.  It
seemed too important to leave out.


Message: 1
   Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 08:41:38 -0500
   From: Marsha Woodbury <MARSHA-W@UIUC.EDU>
Subject: Junior Challenge

The City of Rome presents the GLOBAL JUNIOR CHALLENGE
Youth into the digital age

Dear Sir, Madam,

The City of Rome has launched the GLOBAL JUNIOR CHALLENGE, a 
world-wide award for the most innovative information technology 
projects in the field of education and training.

The award is open to everybody: students, schools, companies, 
institutions,private and public organisations and individual citizens 
that are developping projects aimed at helping children and young 
adults to get familiar with the new technology.

The winning projects will be awarded the 4th December 2000 in Rome at 
theCampidoglio City Hall by the Head of the Italian State Mr. Carlo 
Azeglio Ciampi during a ceremony hosted by our Mayor Francesco 

More than 60 projects from different regions of the world have joined 
the CHALLENGE up to now.

An international jury will select the most innovative projects and 
the finalists will be invited to Rome to participate to a large 
exhibition that will take place at the Rome Fair the 4th, 5th and 6th 
December 2000.

Visit our web site WWW.GJC.COMUNE.ROMA.IT and submit your project now !!!!!

Best Regards
Mirta Michilli
GJC coordinator

Comune di Roma
Lungotevere dei Pierleoni, 1
00186 Roma
Tel. +39 06 67103084
Fax. +39 06 69941582
Email : projects@gjc.comune.roma.it


Message: 2
   Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 08:26:37 -0500
   From: Marsha Woodbury <MARSHA-W@UIUC.EDU>
Subject: Political turmoil in Fiji-Internet (@)

>From a friend in Fiji

>I am sorry I have not been able to communicate with you last week but as
>you may have heard our country is in political turmoil at this moment. Our
>democratically elected government was forcibly taken over last Friday and
>all our ministers are still held hostage in parliament - including our five
>women members. Many things are closed including the university. We hope
>that things will be resolved by wednesday. I will keep you informed. We are
>safe for now.
>Yesterday, all women staged a peaceful protest at a service in church and
>sit in All have been asked to wear black.
>The only thing that linked us to the outside world full time was our USPNet
>and the Internet. This says a lot about such communication. We could not
>have communicated at all as telephone lines were all down.


Message: 4
   Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 19:32:35 -0500
   From: Marsha Woodbury <MARSHA-W@UIUC.EDU>
Subject: More from Fiji (@)

More from Fiji:

Our Chiefs have all condemned last Friday's
actions and have supported our aging President unanimously. They have given
the President the authority to try and solve the impasse we are now in and
ensure that democracy prevails. Those that are holding the hostages have
been told of the decision and will have to now respond. Already this
morning they are showing signs of giving in but want to be pardoned. Will
see how we progress today as they have also made some demands which our
chiefs will have to consider. Unfortunately the ACP-EEC signing for the
next ten year agreement scheduled to be held in Suva on Monday has been
moved. Also the Olympic torch relay may have to bypass Fiji. 
This is the price we all have to pay.


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