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Gregg Daffner elected President of Asia Pacific Satellite Communications Council

POSTED Thu 27-04-2017

Gregg Daffner, CEO of GapSat and a member of ManSat’s Board of Advisors, was elected and inaugurated as the President of the Asia Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC) at the Council’s recent General Assembly.The APSCC is one of Asia’s leading non-profit international associations, representing all sectors of satellite and space-related industry, including private and public companies, regional and government ministries and agencies, and academic and research entities. It works to promote communications and broadcasting via satellite as well as outer space activities in the Asia-Pacific for the socioeconomic and cultural welfare of the region.As the main representative of APSCC, Gregg will be responsible for setting the policies...

Retiring youth head reflects on lifetime working with young people

POSTED Tue 25-04-2017

As Ken Callister retires from education, he looks back with pride on the generations of young people whose lives he has influenced and how the Isle of Man has helped them to flourish.Ken has been a youth officer for the Department of Education and Children since 1995 and has headed the Youth Service since 2010.Ken trained as a teacher but moved into youth work because it offers young people a different way of learning and helps them develop all-important life skills.He gained his bachelor of education degree in rural science at the University of Bath, but admits his passions as an undergraduate were student politics and running the student union – demonstrating a desire for fairness that epitomised his career.He said: ‘I opted for rural...

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