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Southland Gives Back: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

first_imgIn addition, the Islanders were able to partake in a unique experience on Veteran’s Day, working alongside local veterans to provide meals for organizations dedicated to assisting local homeless veterans. “I truly enjoyed the experience because it didn’t matter who was getting fed,” said SAAC president and track athlete Olivia Williamson. “We just knew that someone, or a family was going to make it another day. It was humbling and makes you realize how grateful you are with an experience like that.” Kids Against Hunger has provided over 2 billion meals for children and their families in 70 countries around the world. The organization has developed its own meals, which provide the needed nutrients and vitamins to help satiate those who face malnourishment.  Each package has a shelf life of three years and a single package will feed a family of six or a child for six days. “I thought it was amazing how just a handful of volunteers could make such a large amount of meals in that little of time spent during a day,” said Kayla Sheridan of Islanders softball. “I enjoy helping those families who may need some assistance during the holidays. I believe it is very important that all families, especially children, have a meal to eat together for Thanksgiving. I understand the importance in giving a helping hand and you never know who may be without money for a decent meal.” In one day, the Islanders were able to package 13,992 meals – enough to feed 38 children for an entire year. Part of the annual Southland Gives Back initiative, the Islanders partnered with Kids Against Hunger – an organization whose mission is to eradicate hunger. SAAC selected the campaign in an effort to help more than 70,000 people who go to bed hungry every day in Nueces County.center_img Kids Against Hunger is a non-profit humanitarian organization with a mission to provide fully nutritious food to impoverished children and families around the world…and around the corner. The goal of the organization is for the meals to provide a stable nutritional base from which recipient families can move their families from starvation or food insecurity to self-sufficiency. “I enjoyed giving back to the community that is helping my future,” said baseball’s Dalton Barcello. “It was impressive to see how many people were willing to come together of all different backgrounds to help those in need.” CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – An annual tradition for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi athletics, the Islanders’ Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), led the Blue and Green in volunteering for Kids Against Hunger in the Coastal Bend. As part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions each weekday from Dec. 6 to 22.last_img read more

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RB Leipzig show off amazing rise from dodgy venue to visit to Spurs decade later

first_imgRB LEIPZIG have trolled Tottenham as their astounding rise hits new heights with their first ever game in the Champions League KO stage.The Bundesliga title challengers posted snaps of their dodgy stadium as a fifth-tier side in 2010 next to their hosts’ majestic venue tonight, and asked: “What have you done in the last 10 years, @SpursOfficial?”2⃣0⃣1⃣0⃣ 👉 2⃣0⃣2⃣0⃣5th division 👉 @ChampionsLeague Round of 16What have you done the last 10 years, @SpursOfficial? 🤷‍♂ 😏#SPURSRBL #GemeinsamGroßWerden #Hungry4More #HistoryInTheMaking pic.twitter.com/L2ZkfVD1bB— RB Leipzig (@DieRotenBullen) February 18, 2020 44Guess no one‘s in a funny mood tonight … 🤷‍♂️ 🥱 pic.twitter.com/rXIdKvy77U— RB Leipzig (@DieRotenBullen) February 18, 2020 4Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho jokes he may be forced to turn to Peter Crouch Others pointed out Spurs reached last season’s Champions League final and “built the stadium your whole embarrassing tweet is about”.But one Tottenham follower did tweet: “Hats of to you.. fortunately Spurs were never in the 5th division so we can’t match your successive promotions.”Leipzig themselves defused the debate with an amusing meme, explaining their original post was light-hearted and adding: “Guess no one‘s in a funny mood tonight “RB’S purchase of fifth-level side SSV Markranstadt a decade ago sparked a nationwide outcry, just like the company’s acquisition of Austrian top-flight team Salzburg had done in 2005.most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticLADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Leicester vs Man City, Man Utd and Arsenal scores this coming weekend and win £100But for all RB’s riches, Leipzig’s 32-yer-old coach Julian Nagelsmann has put together a team with few star names and no signings beyond the £20million mark.And by the time they reached the Bundesliga in 2016, community pride and support had grown, partly as Leipzig, a major city in east Germany, had been without a top-division side 22 years.But still their lack of history irks many traditionalists, with one football follower retorting today: “What have you done the past 100 years though???”4We very much respect the journey of the #Spurs. No need to begin in the 5th division 👊 pic.twitter.com/ojns6W5gWj— RB Leipzig (@DieRotenBullen) February 19, 2020 The jibe went down with Tottenham fans about as well as VAR has in the Premier League this season.Leipzig’s sudden emergence has certainly split opinion in Germany, where clubs traditionally develop via supporters rather than corporate funding.And Spurs fans on social media leapt on that fierce divide as they answered Leipzig’s question about the past decade.Replies included: “Not ruined football” .. “Not bought our success” … “Not relied on a drinks company to get anywhere” .. and “Oil money”.last_img read more

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Manning’s no problem for STETHS

first_imgWestern Bureau: Forward Michael Kerr sparkled for St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) yesterday scoring four goals in their 8-1 rout of The Manning’s School to breeze into the semi-finals of the ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup and a set date against Dinthill. The other semi-final will see Manchester take aim at Lennon. Kerr, who has been sizzling all season, took his goal-scoring feat for the season to 27 goals with his hat-trick plus one, while Demar James and Shawn Genus struck a brace each to condemn Manning’s to a most lopsided defeat. “This victory is a very pleasing one to me. It made a statement of intent that we want to return to the winners’ circle,” said Omar Wedderburn, the STETHS coach. “We continue to show class and work hard every day, which, as I always say, is how we approach every game,” he added. Wedderburn told The Gleaner that being in the semi-finals is reason to be happy but noted that the work is only half done. He said getting back to the final and erasing last year’s defeat to Clarendon College was firmly in their thoughts. “Not that we care too much about the past, but that was a lesson we learnt, and now we have a chance from here on to change that,” Wedderburn said, adding that his players continued to amaze him as they play to instructions and take nothing for granted. STETHS advance with maximum nine points from three quarter-final matches, while Vere Technical finished their season on a good note by edging Marcus Garvey High 1-0. They ended with six points and showed signs along the way that they could be in the running come next year, all things being equal.last_img read more

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Young Boyz drawn in ‘Group of Death’

first_imgNational Under-17 coach Andrew Edwards says the young Reggae Boyz face a daunting task if they intend to get something from their games against USA or Mexico and advance from what he calls the ‘group of death’ at the CONCACAF Under-17 championship to be staged in Panama in April and May. At the draw in Panama on Tuesday, the Jamaicans were placed in Group C alongside Mexico, USA and El Salvador. Group A contains the host, Panama, Honduras, Curacao and Haiti; while Group B will be contested by Costa Rica, Canada, Cuba and Suriname. On April 23, Jamaica open their campaign against USA, who defeated them 3-0 and 4-0 in friendlies in November. They then take on El Salvador in their second game on April 26, before closing off against Mexico on April 29. Edwards admits that his team faces a tough challenge, but thinks the Boyz can achieve their objectives with the right effort. “This is easily the group of death; a very difficult group and one in which we will have to perform above and beyond anything we have done to get something out of those two games. “Being drawn alongside CONCACAF powerhouses Mexico and USA is certainly a very daunting task, and it will make our passage to (qualifying for) the FIFA World Cup much more difficult if we can be successful,” Edwards said. Despite convincing losses to USA in their friendly games in November, Edwards believes the team will be competitive and says they will be targeting the Americans in their opening match. “This is football, and we have the capacity to develop our team sufficiently to create a few surprises, and definitely, we will be targeting the first game against the USA. We recently lost two practice matches to that team, but we will go in (to game against them) in a very determined and focused way to get a positive result and try to propel ourselves forward from there,” he said. Meanwhile, in an effort to give the team more competitive matches, a structure was designed for the tournament, which will see the top two teams from each group advancing to the Classification Stage. In this stage, the teams will be placed in two groups of three and will play on a round-robin basis. The top four teams from this round will qualify as CONCACAF’s representatives at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India, while the top two teams from each classification group will play a final on May 7. FEW SURPRISESlast_img read more

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MOE Pays ‘Untrained Teachers’ More Money

first_imgThe ongoing fight to improve Liberia’s educational system has experienced a setback following the revelation that authorities at the Ministry of Education were paying more money to teachers that are being classified as “untrained” than those who are “trained” to teach. The Director-General of the National Commission on Higher Education, Dr. Michael P, Slawon made the disclosure during a presentation Wednesday, April 23, at a one-day national symposium on higher education and early childhood development. The day-long symposium was hosted by the MOE under the theme, “Higher Education and Early Childhood Development—the Awakening.” Dr. Slawon presented a paper on the topic, “Higher Education in Liberia: A Destination for Early Childhood Development.” According to him, too few students graduating from the   nation’s high schools are prepared for tertiary education. This situation made Dr. Slawon question the role of educational authorities regarding the improvement of early childhood education in the country.He narrated his experience leading to the discovery of difficulties and expense of upgrading the credentials of teachers at the pre-primary and primary levels.He said the early grade reading assessment data has shown that too few students graduating from the nation’s high schools are prepared for tertiary education; with 100 percent of 25,000 high school graduates who took the University of Liberia’s (UL) last administered entrance exam failing. “No student who sat last year’s examination administered by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) for Liberian high schools scored in Division 1, and only 100 achieved a Division two pass. In the other WAEC countries, only Division 1 and 2 students are considered prepared for tertiary education.” He noted that qualified and dedicated teachers are the most important elements in educating students.“In Liberia,” Dr. Slawon said, “the shortage of qualified teachers is a major impediment to reforming the nation’s education system.”He proposed that all teachers and school administrators become eligible to hold their positions through an itemized system. He said teachers should only be licensed to teach after meeting requirements such as a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or its equivalent and an A-Certificate; for Upper Basic Education (Junior Secondary) Teachers and Administrators.“At least an Associate’s Degree from a recognized teacher training institute and a B-Certificate from the authority established under the educational Act empowered to issue Teachers’ Certificates should be required,” he said.He continued, “For Lower Basic Education (Primary Schools) teachers and administrators,” Dr. Slawon said, “at least an Associate Degree for grades (4-6), and a high school diploma with a year of post-secondary teacher training at a recognized teacher training institution; the person must also possess a minimum B or C-Certificate, because the overwhelming number of students are in the pre-primary and primary grades.” Reading from 2012 Public School Census data, Dr. Slawon reported that there was a total of 1, 593 schools, with 9, 655 teachers assigned. Of those teachers, he said, 38.5 percent of them are “trained,” while 37.5 are untrained; leaving the rest in an unknown category.Of the “trained” teachers, 0.7 percent holds an A.A. Certificate; 2.6 percent B. Certificate; 36.2 C. Certificate; with only 0.2 percent holding University degrees, but the rest were placed in an unknown category. “Most teachers are under-educated. The overwhelming numbers of students in these primary grades are in classes with too many students to achieve optimum results,” he explained.Other individuals who presented papers included the president of the Stella Maris Polytecnic University, Sister Mary Laurine Brown, and deputy Education Minister for Planning, Research and Development, Dr. Kalipha Bility among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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AMEU President Promises to Maintain Academic Excellence

first_imgBishop E. Earl McCloud, Jr, (R) AMEU Board of Trustees, a student and Dr. Isaac cut the ribbon to the new facility. The president of the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU), Dr. Joseph T. Isaac, has promised to maintain academic excellence at the university, lauding the faculty and staff for the strong support over the years.Dr. Isaac made the remarks yesterday, October 9, during the dedication of the Richardson Adams Learning Resource Center (RALRC), with the intention to provide a learning environment conducive for the pursuit of excellence while preparing people for national leadership and service.He said the dedication of the new facility marks an exciting moment for the university and the staffers, exemplifying a lot of good things that happen at the AME University.Dr. Isaac recounted that the building was first used as a clinic, which went out of business in 2014 before subsequently being renovated and refurbished.He said that with graduate programs being offered, a better learning environment must be created. As such, the new facility gives the university an opportunity to provide a better learning environment.He said the facility will play an important role as the university’s enrollment has increased to over 5,000 students from as low as 3,000, including the graduate school.“We will use this building to prepare our young people for leadership today, tomorrow and beyond,” Reverend Alvin E. Attah, Acting Vice President for administration, said in a welcome remark.Dr. Romelle A. Horton, interim vice president for Academic and Support Services, said in pursuit of excellence the university espouses the need for life-long professional development and an improved learning atmosphere.Dr. Horton said the university is expected to increase the level of scholarship/scholarly practice in the various academic fields or disciplines as well as advance teaching and learning proficiency.“We are blessed, so get ready for your minds to be expanded as soon as you step through these doors, for the mission of the center is to prepare, engage, and improve. The center is a home to the department of academic support services and most of its units,” Dr. Horton said.According to her, the facility has a full academic library that caters to students and community members, connecting individuals to resources and technology.In her overview, Dr. Horton said the center has a lab, several reading rooms and a center for teaching and learning. It also has a writing lab that will provide tutorials on writing reports, projects, resumes and research with the testing center attached.She said the Richardson Adams Learning Center is geared towards building the capacity of the university and its environs by integrating teaching, learning and scholarship through related academic and community initiatives.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Labourer charged for killing biker

first_imgA labourer, who allegedly confessed to killing Patrick Matthew Fraser, also known as “White boy”, who was a biker, was on Tuesday slapped with the capital offence of murder and appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Remanded: Kevin RoseKevin Rose of Lot 1058 Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.The charge stated that on May 9, 2019, at Norton Street, Bagotstown, EBD, while in the company of others, he murdered Fraser during an attempted robbery.The 22-year-old man was represented by Attorney-at-Law Everton Singh.Dead: Patrick Matthew FraserIn court on Tuesday, Police Prosecutor Nevin Jeffers said that the prosecution’s file is incomplete, adding that he is waiting for the ballistic results and post-mortem report. Rose was remanded to prison and the case will continue on June 4, 2019.Patrick Fraser was shot twice in the yard of a burnt house in Bagotstown, EBD, on May 9. He was picked up and rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, where he succumbed while receiving medical attention. Reports are Rose reportedly confessed to killing the teen. He allegedly told Police that he reportedly wanted a gun the biker had in his possession.last_img read more

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Decathlon duel begins Friday for state trophy

first_imgTeam members from Taft said Wednesday they remain determined to keep the state and possibly even the national trophies in Woodland Hills. And with the national championship in Honolulu next month, winning the top prize would be an extra-sweet victory. “We’re working as hard as we can and we’re looking forward to having a good time,” said Taft senior Brittany Gorin. “Hawaii is definitely a big incentive.” The Los Angeles teams will compete against those from across the state, including Moorpark and Oxnard high schools from Ventura County and private-school winner Bishop Alemany High School from Mission Hills. Competition begins Friday with essay and objective tests before moving to the Super Quiz competition Saturday at UCLA. Winners will be announced Sunday. High school academic decathlon teams from across California will face off beginning Friday for the coveted state championship trophy that will earn the winners a ticket to national competitions in Hawaii. This year’s Los Angeles Unified School District champs from Granada Hills Charter will be joined by wild-card teams from El Camino Real, North Hollywood, Marshall, Garfield, Palisades Charter, Taft and Narbonne high schools. This is the first time Granada Hills has won the LAUSD trophy, edging out reigning national champ Taft High School of Woodland Hills, which finished in seventh place. The nine-member team from Granada Hills scored 49,775 of a possible 60,000 points. California has won 13 of 25 national championships, with nine of those earned by LAUSD teams. Last year, Taft won its third national championship. Taft also won in 1988 and 1993. Four-time national champion El Camino Real, also of Woodland Hills, came in second in the district this year, with 48,880.6 of a possible 60,000 points. Last year, El Camino also placed second to Taft. El Camino took the top national prize in 2005. The Academic Decathlon consists of multiple-choice tests in art, economics, language and literature, mathematics, music and science, as well as the Super Quiz oral relay and written contests, interviews, speech and essay competitions. Although teams can compete with as few as six students, each typically has nine: three with grade-point averages of 3.75 to 4.00; three with GPAs of 3.00 to 3.74; and three with GPAs below 3.00. susan.abram@dailynews.com (818) 713-3664 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Kenney meets caucus, says election win already rippling through Alberta economy

first_imgHe has also promised to immediately proclaim Bill 12, which was passed by the legislature under Notley, but never formally made into law. The bill allows Alberta to reduce oil and gas shipments to British Columbia as leverage against the province’s opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.B.C. has already challenged Bill 12 in court, but saw its case tossed out because _ given the bill hadn’t been proclaimed _ there was no law to challenge.Notley said Kenny, by proclaiming Bill 12, gains no strategic advantage by reopening that debate.“The proclamation of Bill 12 next week is simply political posturing and bluster,” she said. “It amounts to blowing up your biggest weapon on the launch pad ,and Albertans deserve better.”The Trans Mountain project would double the existing line from Alberta to Burnaby, B.C. It would allow Alberta to ship more oil at a better price, but has become a symbol of the debate over growing the national economy versus pursuing a greener energy future.Advertisement Ottawa approved the project in late 2016, but it has since been stymied by legal challenges and a Federal Court decision last year mandating more consultations. EDMONTON, A.B. – Alberta’s incoming premier, Jason Kenney, met with his caucus Friday and told members that their United Conservative election win is already starting to ripple through the economy.“All week long, I’ve been receiving calls from CEOs from major corporations across Canada and around the world who want to invest in Alberta now,” Kenney said in a speech Friday bookended by standing ovations at Edmonton’s Federal Building.“People are making real, tangible life decisions _ buying new houses, investing, unfreezing business decisions _ because of the decision that Albertans made on election day.”- Advertisement -Kenney and his cabinet will be sworn in Tuesday.His United Conservatives won 63 seats and 55 per cent of the vote in last week’s election, defeating Premier Rachel Notley’s NDP.The NDP took the remaining 24 seats _ all but four of them in and around Edmonton. The party will become the official Opposition when the legislature resumes sitting in the third week of May.Advertisement “I know without question that this much larger group is going to be a historic force in this legislature,” she said. “And we are going to be the strongest Opposition that this province has ever seen.”Kenney takes the rudder of a fragile economy, with unemployment rates in Calgary and Edmonton above seven per cent, due to a multi-year slump in oil prices.Kenney won on a promise to slash taxes, cut red tape and reduce minimum wage for youth to embolden entrepreneurs and create jobs.He also promised to take on all foes of Alberta’s oil and gas sector, with an energy war room to counter misleading stories on the industry.There will also be lawsuits against the federal carbon tax and on Bill C-69, which is proposed federal legislation to revamp energy project approvals. Kenney has called the bill an unconstitutional encroachment on provincial jurisdiction.Advertisement Notley met with her caucus members later Friday in their first get together since the election loss.Notley worked her way around the room, hugging and chatting with her MLAs _ many of them soon-to-be former cabinet ministers _ before making a speech and taking questions from reporters.“Obviously, no one likes losing and I wish that we had not,” Notley said. “But we also know, and I think all of us know, that it’s really about how you move forward that matters. And every one of us here is looking forward.”She noted that before gaining power in 2015, the NDP caucus had just four members in the house.Advertisementlast_img read more

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FREE POPCORN FOR ALL DONEGAL DAILY READERS AT ECLIPSE CINEMAS!

first_imgIt’s hard to beat munching on popcorn when you’re watching the latest film at the cinema.Staff at the Eclipse Cinemas in Lifford/Strabane want to make sure that everyone can munch away – for FREE!If you are going to the cinema this week, just mention you’re a Donegal Daily reader and you will get a medium popcorn for FREE – not strings attached! The offer runs until next Sunday, November 10th.Just mention Donegal Daily and you’ll get your FREE popcorn!And if you’re planning on catching more than one great movie between today and Sunday – mention Donegal Daily again and you can have more popcorn for FREE!We can’t say fairer than that! Happy munching at Eclipse Cinemas.  FREE POPCORN FOR ALL DONEGAL DAILY READERS AT ECLIPSE CINEMAS! was last modified: November 5th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Eclipse CinemasLiffordpopcornlast_img read more