Forum to discuss search for leader

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – An open forum where Lowell Joint School District parents can give input about qualities and characteristics they would like to see in the next superintendent will take place at 7 p.m. today at Rancho-Starbuck Intermediate School, 16430 Woodbrier Ave.Officials with Leadership Associates will conduct interviews at the open forum.They are also available to meet with employees, parents and others interested in the district individually or in small groups. Those interested in doing so should call the district at (562) 943-0211.Interested individuals who are unable to attend the open forum, small group or individual meetings should send requests to Leadership Associates, 23052 Alicia Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92692; fax to (949) 461-9119; or e-mail docgma@aol.com or waltbuster@direcway.com.For more information on the superintendent search, call the school district at (562) 943-0211. Bermudez spreads word on Cal Grants NORWALK – Assemblyman Rudy Bermudez, D-Norwalk, has joined with the California Student Aid Commission to make local students aware of the state’s Cal Grant program.To receive a Cal Grant, students must have a 2.0 grade-point average or higher, or meet certain income requirements, and fill out the Cal Grant GPA verification form and the FAFSA by March 2.Through this grant program, students can receive up to $9,708 per year for use at most UCs, CSUs, private and vocational schools and community colleges in California.For more information on Cal Grants, call Bermudez’s office at (562) 864-5600, visit www.calgrants.org or call toll-free (888) CA GRANTS. For more information on applying to colleges, visit www.californiacolleges.edu. Applications open for Capitol fellows MONTEBELLO – Assemblyman Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, has announced applications are available for the 2006-07 Assembly Fellowship Program, which gives college students the opportunity to become full-time Assembly staff members.Fellows work on fiscal and police issues in the Assembly member’s Capitol or committee office, participate in a weekly academic seminar with Assembly members, senior staff, journalists, lobbyists and state government officials.They will also earn 12 graduate credits from Cal State Sacramento.Fellows are paid a $1,972 monthly stipend, plus health, dental and vision benefits.To be eligible, applicants must have earned their undergraduate degree by September. No specific major is preferred. Those with advanced degrees or mid-career professionals are also encouraged to apply.Applications are available by calling the Center for California Studies at (916) 319-3753 or by logging on to www.csus.edu/calst/assembly or by e-mailing calstudies@csus.edu.The postmark deadline for applications is Feb. 22.Applicants will be screened and semifinalists will be interviewed by a panel of judges. The selection process will end in May. If you have an event or notice deserving attention, write us! Send your notice to Tracy Garcia, education reporter, at 7612 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602. You may call the office at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051, or send e-mail to tracy.garcia@sgvn.com.last_img read more

DONEGAL WOMEN IN BUSINESS NETWORK KICK OFF 2013 EVENTS

first_imgLadies who launch! Some of the Donegal businesswomen making a difference.The Donegal Women in Business Network have launched their 2013 Calendar of events.The first networking event of the calendar year kicks off with a motivational and goal setting workshop “THE IMPORTANCE OF GOAL SETTING”. It promises to be a practical presentation which will help you set those goals that you really need to set for your business this year.The workshop is being delivered by Bobby Farren of Farren Consulting who has been involved in supporting some of the most exciting and high growth opportunities in the North West of Ireland. His broad depth and array of experience has helped clients push forward with their ideas and business developments. Bobby is a motivated individual and you will most definitely leave the workshop with a clear vision for your own business goals.This workshop is open to any woman in business in the county or any woman who has an interest in a business in the county. If you would like to get motivated, exchange ideas, make new friends and business contacts and at the same time benefit from a large network of skills, knowledge and experience then this event is for you.If you would like to register for this workshop which takes place at the Mount Errigal Hotel 9.30am on Tuesday 26th February 2013, just drop us an email RWasson@donegalenterprise.ie or ga@graceannconsultancy.com or call us on 0749160735.The network are always looking for new members to join, the cost is only €25.00 per year. If you would like to find out more drop us an email. From all at the Donegal Women in Business Network….. Look forward to seeing old and new members this 2013. DONEGAL WOMEN IN BUSINESS NETWORK KICK OFF 2013 EVENTS was last modified: February 19th, 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:Donegal Women In Business Networkeventslast_img read more

O’s Bop The Yankees Again, 5-3

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares NEW YORK — After beating the New York Yankees on consecutive nights, the Baltimore Orioles were 6 1/2 games behind Texas for the AL’s second wild card with 23 games left and four other teams in front of them.“We’re going to try and win out. Crazier things have happened,” Manager Buck Showalter said following a 5-3, come-from-behind win Sept. 9.“I tell them all the time in advance meetings, today’s an opportunity to start doing the things that we’re capable of doing.”A 3-15 late-summer slide dropped the Orioles from contention. They won consecutive games for the second time since mid-August.After a day off, the Orioles open a three-game series at home Sept. 11 against AL champion Kansas City.“It starts now,” said Steve Pearce, who broke a 3-3 tie in the eighth with a solo homer off Adam Warren (6-6). “We’ve haven’t been playing good baseball, but there’s a lot of baseball left and we can turn it around, and it started with this series.”Carlos Beltran homered and drove in three runs for the Yankees. New York took a 3-1 lead in the third against Ubaldo Jimenez (11-9), who retired 13 of his last 14 batters.“We’ve seen many times this year him pitch real well, like he did tonight, in a tough environment, on the road against a good team, that’s scratching and clawing for everything,” Showalter said.Jimenez allowed four hits in seven innings, struck out eight and walked none to win his second straight start after going winless in four outings.“You have to take every game like it’s the last and try to go with everything you have and let’s see what happens,” Jimenez said.New York got only one hit after the third. Darren O’Day and Zach Britton finished the four-hitter, with Britton saving his 32nd game in 35 chances.Wearing a new brace on his surgically repaired right knee, CC Sabathia made his first start since Aug. 23 when he cut an outing short because of knee pain.Sabathia left with a two-run lead, the bases loaded and two outs in the fifth, and Jonathan Schoop hit a one-hopper to third baseman Chase Headley. But second baseman Stephen Drew allowed the throw to bounce past him for an error that let Baltimore tie the score at 3-3.Drew’s shaky night began when Gerardo Parra’s first-inning bouncer on what could have been a double play bounced off the second baseman’s glove and face, limiting him to a forceout when he recovered. Chris Davis singled in a run with two outs on a catchable soft fly that dropped in front of Beltran in right.Davis added a run-scoring double in the eighth against Brian Mitchell and reached base five times (2 for 2, two walks and a hit batter).“We’re back into a corner,” Pearce said. “It’s a long shot, but we know we’re not out of this thing.”(RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer)last_img read more

Education Ministry to Embark on One-Year Maths Promotion

first_img Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dean-Roy Bernard, made the disclosure at the official launch of National Mathematics Week on Monday (April 16) at the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean, St. Andrew. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information will be implementing an initial one-year campaign to encourage more Jamaicans to embrace mathematics. Mr. Bernard noted that the main objective of Mathematics Week “is to help to change the attitude and views of students, teachers and, of course, the wider society about the subject”. Story Highlights The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information will be implementing an initial one-year campaign to encourage more Jamaicans to embrace mathematics.The objective is to promote the importance of mathematics to national development and change attitudes towards the subject.Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dean-Roy Bernard, made the disclosure at the official launch of National Mathematics Week on Monday (April 16) at the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean, St. Andrew.Mathematics Week is being observed from April 15 to 20, under the theme ‘Math Counts’.Mr. Bernard noted that the main objective of Mathematics Week “is to help to change the attitude and views of students, teachers and, of course, the wider society about the subject”.He said that the Mathematics Unit, through its public education initiatives, workshops and seminars, is working to make the subject more appealing and reinforce the idea that maths counts.The Permanent Secretary noted that while there have been some improvements at the primary level, the current levels of performance in the subject remain a concern.“So, to address these concerns, we are broadening the programmes with the aim of changing long-standing fears and misconceptions about the subject,” he said.For his part, Portfolio Minister, Senator the Hon Ruel Reid, noted that the Ministry continues to work to improve performance in mathematics at all levels of the school system.He noted that the National Standards Curriculum, which is being introduced from grades one to nine, is designed to facilitate greater levels of application in learning, with emphasis on project-based and problem-solving activities to facilitate enhanced learning outcomes.Senator Reid said that at the primary level, the Ministry has recorded improved performance of students in the Grade Four Numeracy Test as well as in the Grade Six Assessment Test (GSAT).“Our grade-four averages moved from 60 per cent in 2016 to 67 per cent in 2017. In GSAT, we have moved from 59 per cent to 63 per cent, and for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) from 49 per cent to 52 per cent,” he informed.Activities for Mathematics Week include a Maths Road Show to be held on April 17 at the Neville Antonio Park in Port Antonio, Portland, under the theme ‘Maths in your World’.The event will engage members of the public in identifying areas in their everyday life where they are using maths.The main event for the week will be the staging of a National Mathematics Exposition on Thursday, April 19 at the University of the West Indies’ (UWI) Mona campus from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.The expo is intended to provide students, teachers and parents with an opportunity to interface with maths in the real world.The day’s activities will include a maths extravaganza from noon to 2:00 p.m., which will feature cultural performances under the ‘Math Counts’ theme.Several exhibitors will be on hand to demonstrate how maths applies to their profession or the industry in which they operate.last_img read more

Search for Royal Caribbean Crewmember Called Off

first_imgImage Courtesy: USCGAfter searching a total of over 5,000 square-nautical miles, the United States Coast Guard has suspended the search operation for  a cruise ship crewmember who went missing from the cruise ship Liberty of the Seas on April 24.The search for Norman DeCastro was halted at 12:42 pm local time on Tuesday after the authorities searched the area some 170 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas.Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Eighth District command center in New Orleans received a report on Monday that the 39-year-old Filipino crewmember was missing aboard the cruise ship, operated by Miami-based cruise line Royal Caribbean International.The USCG said that the was last seen at 10:30 pm, Sunday, on the ship’s closed-circuit television.Involved in the search efforst were HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crews from Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi and Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, and the coast guard cutters Manowar and Pompano.last_img read more