Sunday blog: Talking local politics, bullying, Obamacare, shoutouts and Quinn’s thoughts

first_img3. School Stuff: I really have nothing to talk about here except I’m really liking art this quarter. Shout out to Mrs. Turkle my art teacher. 5. SUMNER NEWSCOW TEE SHIRT GIVE AWAY: I’ve haven’t done one of these in a long time so here you go.Question: What molecule has two hydrogen atoms and two oxygen atoms? Send your answer to [email protected] First one to answer correctly wins a T-shirt.That’s all so thanks for reading good bye! Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five Cueball and Quinn thoughts for Nov. 10, 2013…1. Some perspective…The older I get, the more I tire of politics, and the selfishness of it all. Liberals, Conservatives, Democrats, Republicans – they all sound like self-absorbed intolerant whiners.Unfortunately, such rancor seems to be seeping into the local lexicon. So was the case this week with the Susan’s Portrait studio parking lot debate. I was disappointed a few people were balking at something any business person would do, best position their business to succeed. In the wake of all the empty buildings in Wellington, it’s baffling to me anybody would protest anything that might help the local business climate.The reality is, business owner Susan Treft didn’t initiate getting a city loan to pay for a parking lot. According to Wellington City Code, any new business requires a hard surface (concrete or asphalt) parking lot. She was going to make it a gravel parking lot because a hard surface parking lot would cost in excess of $18,000. Essentially, she is borrowing to keep up with city standards.The debate should have been whether the city should require businesses to have a hard surface. Unfortunately, those throwing a fit decided to take it out on the small business owner.To his credit, Wellington City Council Gus Collins helped Susan with financing which she will pay back in 10 payments. If you think this is abnormal, then perhaps a reality pill is needed. Home owners in new developments are assessed special taxes by the municipality for newly paved streets and utilities. That’s only been done for like… forever.Nevertheless, even if you think government should not be involved with private business, the system is place to do so. If you are a business owner why should you not take advantage of the various means available?By the same token, shouldn’t we the community of Wellington give Susan the benefit of the doubt? As a professional photographer, I know very well just how highly Susan Treft is respected in the professional photography world. Photographers from across the state of Kansas come to her for her expertise. She teaches a class annually at the Kansas Professional Photographers Association summer school held for a week in Newton.In the digital world, no industry has been annihilated like the photography business. Last I counted, there were over 25 people in Sumner County, who were trying to make some money off their digital cameras. The fact that Susan is building a new studio is testimony just how good of photographer and business woman she really is and what an asset she is to Wellington.How many people have come into Wellington over the past 20 years from say Winfield, Wichita, Andale, Timbuktu to get their portraits taken while in the process getting a bite to eat and shopping a little in the process? Susan’s Portraits for years have contributed to the community’s sales tax revenue base. It is not only good that the Wellington City Council help her out, it should be mandatory.Wellington, you can’t have it both ways. We either make this community a pro-business friendly environment and help our local businesses, or we let this town decay. If we can’t help a small business person succeed in this corporate dominated world, then we have lost focus of what living in a small community such as Wellington is all about.It’s about helping one another. Quinn McCue5. Quinn’s thoughts… WHS Student Section at football games.4. Shout out of the week…  My shout out this week goes to the Wellington student section and the band who were absolutely fabulous at the Wellington High School football games this year. Come to think of it, a special shootout goes out to Sam Wylie for bringing us a new Crusader and Thunder the horse to the games. And good job to the WHS football team for giving us fans a winning record for the first time since 2009. And let’s not forget about the great seasons the Wellington Cross Country, girls tennis and girls volleyball teams had.When you look back at the fall sports season, it was a pretty good year to be a Crusader. Hi it’s Quinn and due to popular request here are my thoughts! 4. I like bunnies. Their so cute and fat.We have bunnies at the Wellington Middle school after school program.center_img 2. I’ve made banana muffins yesterday and 2 hours later they were all gone. Quinn Master Baker! 1. Pokemon: I’ve had a strange addiction to Pokemon white. It’s really fun and some of the Pokemon are so cute. 3. Obamacare headaches…President ObamaWow this Obamacare — or Affordable Healthcare Act for the political correct — has gotten off to a terrible start. Not only is the Obamacare registration website not been working properly and our former governor Kathleen Sebelius, now U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary, is under fire for gross negligence, but some people are getting their current health insurance policies canceled. If you don’t believe me, get on Facebook and see the rancor of those who learned that their current health coverage has been canceled because it doesn’t fit with the requirements of Obamacare.Wasn’t this new healthcare plan supposed to give people more healthcare coverage not less?I’m reserving judgment on whether Obamacare is actually good for healthcare. My wife, who knows a little about medicine, isn’t so sure herself.But there’s no doubt the initial implementation of this program has been a complete disaster. And there is still this thing that proponents can’t seem to answer about how the heck are we going to pay for Obamacare considering our deficit is in the trillions and we are having a hard time funding Social Security and Medicare now especially with all you hippy baby boomers reaching retirement age. 2. Bullying…The Wellington school board members, some who have been known to do a little bullying themselves, should pay careful attention what is going on with the Miami Dolphins. An NFL lineman, Richie Incognito, is accused of bullying another offensive lineman Jonathan Martin and it became a major issue last week for the Miami Dolphin organization. What has ensued is a national controversy that looked eerily similar to a situation we had in Wellington a few weeks earlier. It could result in several firings throughout the Dolphin management.Wellington school district needs to take an aggressive approach in not only implementing its anti-bullying policies it established a few years ago, but educate its teachers, students and parents on the dangers of bullying – especially in the social media.I liked what Circle High Schools did the other day. They had an assembly for parents, students, teachers and administrators addressing the problem with social media and bullying.The saying goes an ounce of prevention is better than a ton of cure is applicable here. Social media and bullying education should be as mandatory as drug and sex education. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (13) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -5 Vote up Vote down smile & don’t hate · 352 weeks ago Before the city gets wrapped up in paved parking lots maybe all city streets should be paved. The miami issue is not compatible to hs bullying. much more to come out on that. Report Reply 1 reply · active 352 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 352 weeks ago Marc Wynn is the Quinn Thoughts winner of a T-shirt. The answer was hydrogen peroxide. Cueball didn’t know the answer either by the way. Report Reply 0 replies · active 352 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 352 weeks ago Agree completely with the bullying and healthcare thing. Report Reply 0 replies · active 352 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Just Wondering · 352 weeks ago Traci The picture of Quinn is very good. Did Susan take the picture? Report Reply 1 reply · active 352 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down @jsyates · 352 weeks ago H2O2…isn’t that hydrogen peroxide? Report Reply 0 replies · active 352 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down guest · 352 weeks ago Conway Springs had an assembly last week also over bullying. Such an important subject, thanks for touching on it Tracy! Report Reply 0 replies · active 352 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Brandon Wilmoth · 352 weeks ago Good luck on your World History Quiz Mr. Quinn!!!!!…….. Art over my class? Who does not like learning about far off countries? Mr. Wilmoth * He has known about this Quiz since last week so know one freak out on me!!!! 🙂 Report Reply 2 replies · active 352 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 352 weeks ago There’s another saying heard lately: rappers can degrade women and glorify murder and nobody bats an eyelash – But if somebody uses the n-word, everybody loses their minds. There’s a big diff, by the way, between organized shooting at photos of coaches/vilifying a dead kid and his family and – say – whatever pro-football players do to each other. Report Reply 0 replies · active 352 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down WHS FAN · 352 weeks ago Great article…Susan has worked hard for what she is doing… Report Reply 0 replies · active 352 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. 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Sir Biggs to go one better

first_imgWITH the Pick-9 and Super-6s having been caught on Wednesday, both start anew on tomorrow’s mammoth 13-race programme, which commences as early as 11.15 a.m. The Pick-9 will embrace races five to 13, the first Super-6 from race one to six, the late Super-6 from eight to 13. We look at the first Super-6, which commences with a $550,000-$500,000 claiming race to be contested by seven starters over 1400 metres, including the recent winner, FORCE DE JOUR, with 3.0kg claiming apprentice Bebeto Harvey riding for veteran trainer Robert Darby Sr. FORCE DE JOUR beat RED FLAG and EDISON over 1100 metres on January 31 in a highly competitive overnight allowance race, and now edging down to high claiming company, should tick off his eighth win from his last 11 races. ACTION MAN, who won recently, and the consistent GOLDEN BULLET, should ensure that FORCE DE JOUR is extended. RICHIE’S PIK, with champion jockey Shane Ellis riding for trainer Collin Blair, looks best of a moderate lot in the second race again over 1400 for maiden four-year-olds and up. The four-year-old son of War Marshall was a fast-finishing second to LAGUNA POINT over the straight course on January 1 and followed up with a fair effort behind MINY LEE on January 9. On both occasions, he was ridden by the sparingly-used jockey Phillip Parchment. Ellis could make all the difference tomorrow. LEGAL ARENA looks the obvious danger in a field of 10. SIR BIGGS, who has been knocking at the door lately, gets the nod over old rival SCAR in the third race over a mile to be contested by nine starters. SIR BIGGS, who will now be ridden by top apprentice Linton Steadman for trainer Donovan Plummer, went under in a close finish to TURBO MACHINE CAT over 1400 metres on January 31, a race in which SCAR was just behind in third and is a danger to SIR BIGGS as a result of that performance. The last three races in the first Super-6 should be won by GOLD MINER (Omar Walker up), down in class DA JACKAL (Aaron Chatrie), and ALEXANDER with Dane Nelson aboard. FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES (1) FORCE DE HOUR/GOLDEN BULLET (2) RICHIE’S PIK/LEGAL ARENA (3) SIR BIGGS (4) GOLD MINER/ZANDRINA (5) DA JACKAL/CHEERS (6) ALEXANDER/EXPRESS TRUCKlast_img read more

ConCourt art tells South Africa’s story

first_imgThe foyer resembles a forest and reflectsthe message of the court’s logo, “justiceunder a tree”. This is a traditional Africanform of dispute resolution. The large digitally-woven wool tapestry byacclaimed artist Marlene Dumas, thehighest paid woman artist in the world. A Luta Continua by Thomas Mulcaire isone of the latest additions to thecourt’s collection. Wool tapestries, hand-woven bymembers of a rural empowermentproject in KwaZulu-Natal, are fixedto acoustic panels.(Images: Wilma den Hartigh) MEDIA CONTACTS • Jane Lane Constitutional Court+27 11 359 7400Wilma den HartighSouth Africa’s Constitutional Court is home to one of the country’s most talked about art collections, but here you’ll find more than just pretty pictures on a wall. Each piece tells a story of South Africa’s history and the struggle for freedom and equality.As you make your way up the steps leading to the court entrance, it becomes clear that this is more than just a court building; it is a work of art.Besides the required security check at the entrance, it has done away with the austerity, pomp and ceremony that one usually associates with a court.Jane Lane, curator of the Constitutional Court’s art collection, says the court building was designed to be a friendly space.Here members of the public are as welcome as the judges who work here. Anyone, irrespective of their background or knowledge of art, can come inside and take a look around.Telling the story of transformationLane says transformation is a central theme of all the pieces on display at the court.Each work was selected for its intellectual and emotional meaning and is a tribute to the values of South Africa’s constitution, widely regarded as being the most progressive in the world.“The art tells the story of where we’ve been, but also where we are going to,” Lane says.Perhaps as remarkable as the scope and size of the collection – which consists of more than 300 artworks in a range of media including tapestries, sculptures, ceramics, photographs, engravings and paintings – is the way in which it was gathered.Former Justice Albie Sachs, who was appointed to the court by Nelson Mandela in 1994, played a leading role in selecting the art, the first public collection of its kind post apartheid.Together with former Justice Yvonne Mokgoro, who was appointed to the bench at the same time as Sachs, he spent over ten years gathering the eclectic pieces.“It is unusual to have this type of art in a court building. It has a niche in our history,” says Lane.For Sachs, the process of going about collecting the art was more than finding investment pieces to adorn the walls and walkways of the court building. Each work was selected for its meaning, but over the years many have become very valuable.One such piece is the large digitally-woven wool tapestry by acclaimed artist Marlene Dumas, the highest paid woman artist in the world.She was born in Kuilsriver in the Western Cape in 1953 and left South Africa in 1976 on a scholarship to study at the visual arts institute, Atelier ’63 in Haarlem, Holland.The huge three-part tapestry, The Benefit of the Doubt 2, shows three black and white figures against an ochre-yellow background. This work is a copy of the original which is displayed in the Netherlands.In a description of this particular work, Dumas said the tapestry makes reference to people in the dock who are innocent until proven guilty. The tapestry’s theme of law, justice, innocence and freedom makes it a fitting piece for the court.With a modest budged of R10 000 (US$1400) allocated for decor of the new court building, Sachs bought Humanity, a tapestry by Joseph Ndlovu. It hangs in what used to be Sachs’ chambers.Most of the pieces in the collection were donated by artists, gallery owners and patrons of the arts. Sachs also donated art from his private collection.Although the collection features many works by established South African artists, pieces by ordinary South Africans also feature prominently.Welcome to the courtAt the entrance to the court, you are immediately greeted by the grand double volume entrance hall, flooded with natural light from slatted skylights and large glass windows, which typify the transparency of the court.The foyer, which was designed to resemble a forest, reflects the message of the court’s logo, “justice under a tree”, a traditional African form of dispute resolution.The seven clusters of concrete columns, designed by ceramic mosaic artist Jane Durand, fill the double volume space. The slanting pillars are a metaphorical tree, where justice is open and participatory.Each cluster is decorated with detailed mosaic inlays in shades of green, blue, orange and red.Walter Oltman, who received the 2001 Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Art, designed the encased wire leaf-like chandeliers that are suspended from the ceiling between the columns. These represent the forest canopy.The foyer also incorporates symbolic reminders of South Africa’s journey from oppression to freedom and democracy.The awaiting trial block stairwell embedded in the building is one of these elements.The Constitutional Court, situated at Constitution Hill in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, was constructed on the site where the apartheid government built a high-security prison in 1893.On this stairwell, original graffiti inscriptions by people who were jailed in this prison are visible.In some circles the notorious prison was known as the Johannesburg Fort and in others as Number Four, the name given to the terrifying section in which black men were jailed.Hundreds of people were imprisoned here, including famous figures such as Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Luthuli and Nelson Mandela.It is difficult not to notice the neon installation on the embedded stairwell, which looks just like the type of signage one would see in Las Vegas. It is the work of Thomas Mulcaire, a South African artist living in Brazil, and one of the latest additions to the court’s collection.The piece features the words A Luta Continua (a Portuguese phrase that means “the struggle continues”). Although the style of this piece is very different to the other art works in the collection, it still conveys the main message of transformation.The phrase was the rallying cry of the Frelimo movement during Mozambique’s war for independence between 1962 and 1975.It was also the title of a Mozambique-inspired song popularised by South African singer Miriam Makeba and was later released it on her album Welela in 1989.Functional artWhat makes the court’s art collection so distinctive is that it has a strong focus on functional art. Everyday objects such as doors, stairs and even acoustic panels in the court chamber have been transformed into works of art.In the main court chamber, forms of art such as weaving and beadwork feature prominently.Wool tapestries, hand-woven by members of a rural empowerment project in KwaZulu-Natal, are fixed to acoustic panels. The beaded South African flag, the only decorative piece in the courtroom, was made by a women’s group of artisans whose names are etched onto the flag.“It is a very informal space, but the design doesn’t come across as frivolous,” she says.The heavy steel doors that separate the court chamber from the foyer, designed by Andre Lindsay and Myra Fassler, consist of many small copper plates with etchings inspired by Ghanaian fabric designs. The individual square plates were all painted by different artists.Lane says that even the square brass nosings on the steps leading down to the judges’ bench have a story. They were designed by Jabu Nala, a resident of the high-density suburb Hillbrow in Johannesburg, using patterns of traditional beer pots.The ribbon windows in the court chamber were designed in such a way to open onto the public walkway next to the court building.“Sometimes children walking past press their noses against the glass to look inside. It is a reminder of the court’s humanity. It exists for the benefit of South Africa’s people.”last_img read more

Apple Services iOS Developers With New App Store Analytics

first_imgTags:#Android#app development#App Store#developers#Google I/O 2014#Google Play#iOS#iOS 8 dan rowinski Apple will soon give developers more tools to help them make money. At its Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday, Apple announced an update to iTunes Connect, its dashboard that helps developers manage apps, advertising campaigns, bug testing, banking, in-app purchases and more. Apple will update iTunes Connect with a fresh look later this year as well as provide a new analytics dashboard to track users visit and downloads.“Most importantly, we are adding variable analytics,” said Apple’s apple vice president OS 10 platform experience Andreas Wendker at the WWDC Platforms State Of The Union address. “These analytics will tell you how many people visited your App Store pages. How many users went on and purchased your app, how many remained active over time. And best of all, connecting all of this information displayed right to iOS and is completely automatic. There is no need for any special libraries or code on your part for analytics.”Wendker’s announcement drew applause from the developer crowd at WWDC, showing just how lacking Apple’s iTunes Connect has been in the area of analytics. Many app developers, studios, marketers and publishers have implemented third-party app analytics software into their apps, usually via a small software development kit and library. Apple’s new App Store analytics will not necessarily displace third-party analytics though, which tend to track user interaction and behavior within an app and across platforms.Since the App Store was born in 2008, companies like Flurry, Localytics, MixPanel, New Relic, Apsalar, Upsight (formerly Kontangent/PlayHaven) and others have made decent businesses providing app analytics that include user retention and engagement to developers and marketers. “This is very different from app analytics,” said Henry Cipolla, co-founder and CTO of Localytics. “This focuses on performance of the app in the store. This is helpful for users trying to optimize their app store SEO and understand which apps are driving the most purchases. App analytics are more focused on what users in the app are doing and providing tools to engage with these users. App store analytics are a great compliment to usage analytics as they provide a view into what users do before they download the app.”Catching Up To Google PlayiTunes Connect has long been Apple’s oddly named developer portal into all the background functions that app maker’s need to conduct business. iTunes Connect is where developers can submit apps to the app store and set up payments to their bank accounts. But, despite Apple being the biggest and most prestigious of app stores, iTunes Connect has long been a sparse collection of bureaucratic forms and fields. Outside of getting an app on the App Store, some basic analytics and getting paid, iTunes Connect did not have much use for developers.See also: Making Android Pay“This announcement is great news for developers working on improving their app store conversions,” Cipolla said. “This is surfacing a lot of useful information that was previously unavailable. However, as app owners look at their app as a cross platform service there is a need for services like App Annie/Distimo to collect a cross platform view.”Put iTunes Connect into contrast with how Google has updated its Google Play Developer Console over the last two years at its own I/O developer conference and the differences are dramatic. The Google Play team led by the likes of product manager Ellie Powers and director Purnima Kochikar have added robust analytics integration into the Google Play Developer Console as well as features like human-contracted translation so developers can target native languages to specific regions. Google also added optimization tips, staged alpha and beta rollouts (which Apple just announced with TestFlight) and referral tracking at I/O 2013 to help developers optimize their apps and make money across the world. With Google I/O 2014 coming at the end of June, expect the Android maker to rollout more resources in the Google Play Developer Console soon. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologycenter_img Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

Mbala says ‘I did not intend to hit or hurt’ Nieto

first_imgBen Mbala said that he didn’t mean any harm on Matt Nieto when the two collided late in the first half of Game 1 of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball Finals.“It’s part of basketball,” Mbala said after La Salle fell to Ateneo, 70-76, on Saturday. “I had the ball, I spun and it was late on the rotation the double and that’s why he got hit.”ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 PLAY LIST 02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8000:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIES Dwight Howard fined $35,000 for obscene gesture in Cleveland QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Nieto was left bloodied as he sustained a cut above his right eye after taking an inadvertent elbow from Mbala.READ: Matt Nieto bloodied after collision with Ben MbalaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout “I didn’t intend to hit him or hurt him,” the two-time UAAP MVP said.The Ateneo gallery, which included the Nieto family patriarch, was outraged over the incident. “I don’t know why his dad is cursing at me and threatening me. I wasn’t trying to listen to what he was saying, but from where I saw him, he was threatening me and pointing at me telling me I’m dead,” he said. “I’ll just say he was probably going through the emotion of the game and he saw his son on the floor bloodied. But it is part of the game.”“He’s been in the sport for quite some time and we all know things like that happen all the time and I did not intend to hurt his son. That’s not something you should be doing during a finals game, especially when you’re a father of two players on the court,” he said. But rather than dwell on it, Mbala and the rest of the Green Archers have “Obviously, if we lose the next game then it’s over. We are not gonna go out here just to have a regular and mediocre game,” said Mbala, who is also eyeing to rebound from his season-low eight point-performance in Game 1.“We just have to go out there and win the game because without it, we are gonna be out. Everything we’ve been doing throughout the season will just be gone to waste.”ADVERTISEMENT Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View commentslast_img read more

Jose gives it all for Cignal before flying for SEA Games

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Raymar Jose. PBA IMAGESDivided in his attention with Gilas Pilipinas and Cignal HD, Raymar Jose knows that he has to give his all whatever jersey he’s wearing.But the two parties understand that national cause comes first, which meant the hardworking forward missing much of the Hawkeyes’ practices.ADVERTISEMENT Gonzaga, PH look to make most of games left in AVC Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR “I’m really thankful for Raymar. He’s pulling a double duty and he still gives his all no matter what,” said the mentor.Gilas Pilipinas is set to leave for Kuala Lumpur in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games on Friday and with the finals set to start next week, after CEU extended their semis against Flying V, Jose will miss the championship series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Despite his unusual arrangement, Jose still makes it a point to show that he’s all in for both teams.And what better way for the former FEU stalwart to prove that for Cignal than with his stellar play in the semifinals, uncorking a game-high 24 points and 11 rebounds off the bench to help his side sweep Marinerong Pilipino, 87-64 in Game 2 to book its ticket to the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I knew I had to give my best because I’m unable to attend our practices because I had to go to Gilas. So I make it a point that in the games, I’ll really give my all,” he said in Filipino.Even coach Boyet Fernandez admits that with Jose largely out of the team’s practice sessions, his hand is forced to keep the bruiser come off the bench. But that didn’t seem to affect the output of the 6-foot-4 forward, doing it all for the Hawkeyes as he averaged 20.5 points and 9.5 rebounds through the course of the semifinals. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony View commentslast_img read more

Iden plan to expand internship opportunities becomes law

first_img Bill secures school funding while high school students get on-the-job training State Rep. Brandt Iden’s legislation to help increase professional skills opportunities for high school students in now law.Rep. Iden’s bill and its partner legislation allows students to participate in an off-campus internship or a work experience program for school credit.“Work and internship experience allows students to gain hands-on opportunities and develop valuable career skills,” said Iden, of Oshtemo Township. “This helps students to explore their future career goals and makes them more marketable upon graduation.”Michigan Department of Education guidelines allow work-based paid or volunteer internships in grades 9-12 with students working four to 10 hours a week. The two-bill package signed into law will help eliminate administrative red tape, giving a local school district’s board of education the authority to approve and oversee the program, to maintain student funding and to count the outside experience as credit toward graduation.“This is hugely beneficial to participating students, along with being an awesome opportunity for many of our local businesses,” Iden said. “Having workforce-ready graduates entering our community allows for greater job market participation, stronger business growth, and a higher level of success for these students.”Iden’s legislation is now Public Act 185 of 2018.##### Categories: Iden News,News 26Jun Iden plan to expand internship opportunities becomes lawlast_img read more