The coverage of the State of Origin Series will take in Game 3 of the Women’s Open and Game 2 of the Men’s Open competition between traditional rivals Queensland and New South Wales.The two States battled it out across 13 age divisions for Origin supremacy at the Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association’s Whites Hill Sporting Complex on 4-5 August 2006.The games will be shown in full, as opposed to the packaged highlights that screened on Channel Nine in September. The games will be repeated across the 3 Fox Sports channels during November, so be sure to organise yourself and your friends to catch the Origin action on Fox Tel during the month.Please check Fox Tel electronic guides for updated screening times and programing.Screening Times for all States Women’s Game 3 – 1 November 2006:2.00pm – WA3.30PM – NT4.00pm – QLD4.30pm – SA5.00pm – NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS
In late March, five-star center Diamond Stone (Milwaukee, Wisc.) committed to Maryland over home-state program Wisconsin. This, obviously, did not please Badgers’ fans. Stone took a beating from various UW faithful on Twitter, message boards, etc. Wisconsin lost to Duke, 68-63, in the national championship game Monday night. This seems to please the future Terrapins’ big man. — All Eyes On Me (@Diamond_Stone33) April 7, 2015I LOVE — All Eyes On Me (@Diamond_Stone33) April 7, 2015They Do A lot Of Talking…— All Eyes On Me (@Diamond_Stone33) April 7, 2015Stone will get his chance to quiet the Wisconsin fans next season. Maryland is expected to be a top-five team in 2015-16.
The call comes from Deputy Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Maxine Headlam, who noted that accommodation for these children is one of the Ministry’s priorities that private schools can take advantage of, “because the Ministry, at present, does not have the scope to meet all the needs in those areas”. Story Highlights Operators of private schools are being encouraged to further partner with the Government as it seeks to increase the placement of infants (aged zero to three) and special needs students in these institutions.The call comes from Deputy Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Maxine Headlam, who noted that accommodation for these children is one of the Ministry’s priorities that private schools can take advantage of, “because the Ministry, at present, does not have the scope to meet all the needs in those areas”.She was speaking at the annual general meeting of the Jamaica Independent Schools’ Association (JISA) at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston on January 31.Ms. Headlam noted that this aspect, along with other possible areas of collaboration, is part of ongoing discussions with JISA that are expected to be included in a memorandum of understanding (MOU) now being formulated.Other areas for partnership being explored under the pending agreement include accessing furniture, text books, and educational software through the Ministry at a reduced cost.The MOU is also expected to speak to the issues of waivers on shipment fees and taxes for the importation of school equipment, training opportunities, and private schools having access to regional meetings of the Ministry.Ms. Headlam said the Government is fully committed to an inclusive approach to education, noting that the Ministry is always open to dialogue and suggestions from private educators.She noted that the Ministry has had a long history of collaboration with independent privately owned schools, and assured that work will continue to strengthen this invaluable partnership.“We are committed to the independent schools, and we are (grateful) to them for their invaluable roles in educating our children and recommit ourselves to this partnership,” she assured.In the meantime, President of JISA, Karlene Bisnott, said she is looking forward to the strengthening of ongoing partnerships with the Ministry through the MOU.“We are hoping that before the school year is out, things will be so structured that within the next school year we should be seeing some of these things bearing fruit,” she told JIS News, adding that the collaboration has already started regarding text books, where the Ministry has extended the deadline for orders.Founded in 1969, JISA is a professional organisation of principals, vice principals and directors of registered private schools. Ms. Headlam noted that this aspect, along with other possible areas of collaboration, is part of ongoing discussions with JISA that are expected to be included in a memorandum of understanding (MOU) now being formulated. Operators of private schools are being encouraged to further partner with the Government as it seeks to increase the placement of infants (aged zero to three) and special needs students in these institutions.
Whistler, B.C. (July 24, 2019): To support the voices of Indigenous Canadians, the Whistler Film Festival (WFF) has opened the call for applications for its seventh annual Indigenous Filmmaker Fellowship. The four-day creative and business immersion experience will take place from December 4th to 8th during the Whistler Film Festival and Content Summit.The experience is open nationally for up to six emerging Indigenous Canadian film artists with short films, webisode projects or television pilots. The program is designed to advance Indigenous Canadian talent by focusing on strengthening and advancing short script projects by providing feedback from mentor filmmakers, broadcasters and industry leaders who are well-respected members of the Canadian film community.“The WFF Indigenous Filmmaker Fellowship’s main focus is to support and highlight Indigenous stories and content creators from across Canada who are looking to advance their short form content from script to screen,” says Angela Heck, WFF’s Director of Industry Programming. “The fellowship plays an important role in helping storytellers and their projects advance past the development stage.” Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Fellows will receive travel and accommodation support as well as an industry pass to attend the Whistler Film Festival and Content Summit. At the festival, they will gain firsthand insight into the world of narrative short form storytelling through panel discussions, workshops pitches, networking events, and screenings with filmmakers and industry experts.Short scripts in all genres can be submitted for consideration. Writers must be either First Nations, Métis or Inuit and hold Canadian citizenship. All rights remain with the filmmaker and WFF has no proprietary interest in any of the projects. The application deadline is September 3, 2019, and finalists and mentors will be announced in mid-October. Application details and information are available at whistlerfilmfestival.com.Whistler Film Festival gratefully acknowledges the generous support and commitment to the Indigenous Filmmaker Fellowship sponsored by Canada Media Fund, Creative BC and Eagle Vision, and is supported by the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler..The Whistler Film Festival Society (WFF) is a cultural charitable organization dedicated to furthering the art of film by providing programs that focus on the discovery, development and promotion of new talent culminating with a must attend festival for artists, the industry and audiences in Whistler. WFF produces one of Canada’s leading film festivals and plays a leadership role in offering project development programs for Canadian artists. The 19th annual Whistler Film Festival returns December 4 to 8.SUGGESTED TWEET: #WFF opens applications for Indigenous Filmmaker Fellowship Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment
New Delhi: After the successful anti-satellite missile test by India, concerns are being raised from some quarters, including the United States and the UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), over creation of space debris.The United States on Thursday said it will continue to pursue its shared interests with India in space and technical cooperation, but expressed concern over the issue of space debris. “The issue of space debris is an important concern for the US government. We took note of Indian government statements that the test was designed to address space debris issues,” a State Department spokesperson said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’After the missile test on Wednesday, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) here had sought to assuage such concerns stating that the test was done in the lower atmosphere to ensure there is no space debris. Incidentally, the United States was the first country to test ASAT. In September 1959, a High Virgo missile was launched by the US from B-58 aircraft targeting an Explorer satellite. However, it was unsuccessful, according to a paper presented by Anatoly Zak at the UNIDIR. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KA month later, a Bold Orion missile launched from a B-47 aircraft at an 11-kilometer altitude passed within four kilometers from the Explorer-6 satellite at an altitude of 251 kilometres. Further as latest as 2008, during Operation Burnt Frost, the US destroyed its own satellite, USA-193, with an SM-3 interceptor creating 174 pieces of trackable debris, plus non-trackable shards. In 2007, China destroyed its FengYun 1C weather satellite with an SC-19 missile, leaving behind space debris consisting of 3,280 pieces of trackable debris, as well as up to 32,000 pieces that are non-trackable. The UNIDIR too raised concern over the space debris. “Testing anti-satellite weapons in space can create damaging debris. Guidelines on testing these systems can prevent collateral damage and the escalation of tensions in outer space,” the UNIDIR tweeted with a video on the subject. Matthias Maurer, a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut, said shooting down a satellite and voluntarily creating space debris is not a sign of being a responsible space power. “Shooting down a satellite to prove you’re a space power only shows that you’re not. No responsible space power contributes to creating voluntarily space debris! Space belongs to all mankind. Let’s use it for peaceful purposes and for the benefit of the people. @esa @dlr,” Maurer tweeted. On Wednesday, Daniel Porras, Space Security Fellow, UNIDIR, said conducting the tests at an altitude of 300 km does not augur well for satellites in the Low Earth Orbit . “It was not a good sign for LEO (low earth orbit)… which has telecommunication and earth observation satellites and also the International Space Station,” which cruises at a height of 400 km, he said. “The test was done at 300 km, so pretty low, meaning most of the debris will slowly come down. However, lots of objects near that altitude…. Not a good sign for all those LEO constellations. Also, if any debris damages other objects, India will be liable under the Liability Convention (if attribution is established),” Porras had tweeted. The MEA, in Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) released on Wednesday, said “whatever debris that is generated will decay and fall back onto the earth within weeks”.
Simone Manuel swam into first place in semifinal 1 during the Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil last night. The Team USA athlete entered the Games with Lia Neal, another Black swimmer. The semifinal finish followed her first heat win earlier that day.NBC reported Manuel was No. 1 in the women’s 100-meter freestyle semifinal. She clocked in at 53.11 seconds. The Stanford University student qualified for the semifinal Wednesday afternoon in the women’s 100-meter heat. Manuel won her heat in 53.32 seconds. She came in second place behind Australia’s Cate Campbell, who clocked in at 52.78 seconds. The Sugar Land, Texas native missed Campbell’s world record by 0.54 seconds.Manuel’s first-place position was largely passed over on-air. The network tweeted out her finish after it happened, but Black Twitter was disappointed at the lack of acknowledgment by analysts..@simone_manuel takes 1st in Semifinal 1! #Rio2016 #Swimming #USA pic.twitter.com/qkCQ1l2sg1— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) August 11, 2016@docjorich expressed disappointment in American commentators discussing Australia’s Bronte Campbell, who is Cate Campbell’s younger sister.Simone Manuel just wins 100M Freestyle yet American commentators jocking Australian swimmers smh— CrimeDocJoRich (@docjorich) August 11, 2016Katisha Williams pointed out the Campbells’ apparent importance over Manuel, who was not interviewed after the race.@NBCOlympics @simone_manuel .So the Australian sisters were more important obviously..no interview..no congrats..— Katisha Williams (@KatishaWilliams) August 11, 2016Mia shared similar disappointment.But yet @NBCOlympics too busy talking about the Australians… Congrats @simone_manuel ?? https://t.co/EIO1MAlqAr— Mia (@notwithoutcafe) August 11, 2016Then, users decided to celebrate Manuel’s accomplishment themselves.Annesha Sudu expressed the pride of the Black community.@simone_manuel THEY didn’t give u the highlight u deserved after ur win but WE r proud! ❤️ #SimoneManuel #Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/RNIIssnfQl— Annesha Sudu (@anneshasudu) August 11, 2016@TheRealRamonabd also shared her love. She encouraged the swimmer to rest up for her competition tonight. Manuel will compete in the women’s 100-meter freestyle final after 10 p.m. The women’s 50-meter freestyle will follow Friday afternoon.That’s alright, she gonna shock the world tomorrow! We ❤️ you @simone_manuel Get your rest.. It’s time to make GOLD https://t.co/xiqtMMl7Qn— LuvLaughLive (@TheRealRamonabd) August 11, 2016Liv. remarked at Manuel smashing the stereotype of Black people not knowing how to swim.Simone Manuel breaking stereotypes ✊?— Liv. (@_OhNono) August 11, 2016Nina Anderson shouted out the 20-year-old competitor.look at this sista swimming for USA Simone Manuel? go head girl! ??✨— Nina Anderson (@NaturallyNina_) August 11, 2016Jade Anouka caught Manuel’s swimming replay and hashtagged the win #raisethatbar.Watching #Olympics replays and there’s a black woman #swimming and she just won her semi-final race!! Yes @simone_manuel #raisethatbar— Jade Anouka (@JadeAnouka) August 11, 2016Aside from her win last night, Manuel also took the silver medal in the women’s 400-meter freestyle relay last weekend. Competing with American teammates – Abbey Weitzeil, Dana Vollmer and Katie Ledecky – Manuel gave the U.S. a head start with her 53.36-second lead-off leg. Ultimately, the Campbell sisters and the Australians won the match in 3:30.65. Team USA came second with 3:31.89.
Mariota was sacked eight times on 45 dropbacks over the course of the game. His QBR over the final three quarters was a miserable 19.7, while the Titans offense netted just 3.53 yards per play.In the AFC Championship Game, the Jacksonville Jaguars got off to an even stronger start. With a mix of power running and downfield throwing, they jumped out to a 14-3 second-quarter lead. Quarterback Blake Bortles was devastating on play-action passes in the first half, going 8-for-8 for 114 yards and a perfect 158.3 passer rating on throws with run fakes.After halftime, the Patriots took it away. New England did this, to some extent, by doing the opposite of what they did to Tennessee: sending extra defenders, stuffing the power run and forcing Bortles to make quick decisions.Here’s an example in the third quarter, where the Jaguars were facing 2nd-and-10. At that down and distance, either a run or a pass would make sense. So the play-action pass could be an effective option, as it had been throughout the first half: While the NFL universe has been breathlessly gushing over the New England Patriots offense for nearly two decades, the Pats defense is usually described with an old chestnut of coachspeak: “Bend but don’t break.” For years, Patriot defenses have allowed heaps of yards but denied points by tightening in the red zone,1The Patriots finished in the bottom third of the NFL in yardage defense five of the last eight seasons yet ranked in the top 10 in scoring defense seven times. and this season’s iteration is no different. But on a game-by-game level, this Patriots defense has taken on a new quality: They bend early, then straighten themselves out at halftime.There’s a huge difference between the Pats defense that takes the field at the beginning of the game and the one that walks off the field (usually) victorious. Including both playoff games, the Patriots’ first-half averages of 5.85 yards per play (30th) and 10.06 points allowed (11th) dropped to 5.43 yards per play (22nd) and 8.28 points allowed (2nd) in the second half. This suggests that even if Nick Foles and the Eagles move the ball early and put up points on Sunday, there’s reason to believe Bill Belichick and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia will draw up a way to stop them before Justin Timberlake is finished bringing sexy back. Just what kind of midgame adjustments are the Patriots making? Let’s examine the last two games.Against the Tennessee Titans in the divisional round, New England seemed to come in with a concrete game plan: Counter Tennessee’s running-back-and-tight-end heavy offense by stacking the box with defenders and playing tight man coverage. They also used a spy on quarterback Marcus Mariota to contain his running ability.Per ESPN’s Sports & Information Group, the Patriots had at least eight defenders in the box on five of 16 first-quarter Tennessee snaps. But the Titans pass-catchers were able to get open quick enough to give Mariota options. Backpedaling Pats linebackers failed to get enough depth to cover intermediate seam and out routes. Mariota posted a 99.3 first-quarter Raw Quarterback Rating, and the Titans averaged 6.75 yards per play.After the Titans found the end zone on their second drive, the Patriots stacked eight in the box on only two snaps out of the remaining 45. With more defenders dropping into coverage, the pass rush was significantly more effective. Watch on this key third-quarter 3rd-and-7, arguably the Titans’ last best chance to get into the game, as Mariota has no place to throw or run: The Patriots decide to risk the Jaguars pass-catchers getting open deep and here press both wideouts with their outside corners. Two linebackers drop into coverage, and behind them is a single-high safety.Everyone else blitzes, including slot corner Malcolm Butler. Bortles play-fakes to the fullback, then sets up to pass. But tight end Marcedes Lewis fails to recognize the blitz from Butler until it’s too late. Tailback Leonard Fournette, intending to pick up Butler, realizes too late that Lewis let defensive end Trey Flowers through. Soon Bortles is swamped and sacked.The Jaguars called six other play-action passes in the second half, per ESPN Sports & Info, and Bortles completed just three of them. His second-half passer rating was 69.1, and his QBR was 42.7. The Jags offense averaged 4.34 yards per play in the second half, down from 6.81 in the first. They added just two field goals to their first-half scoring, turning a 14-3 lead to a 24-20 loss.So what will the Patriots try to take away from the Philadelphia Eagles?The easy answer would be “whatever the Eagles manage to do well.” In their upset of the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game, the Eagles did practically everything well — but above all, quarterback Nick Foles stayed calm in the face of pressure and attacked the Vikings secondary deep.If the Patriots try to attack Foles the way they attacked Bortles in the second half, it might go badly. Instead, Belichick and Patricia will likely drop into safe zones and wait for the Eagles to reveal their plan — perhaps using red-hot receiver Alshon Jeffery to attack a Patriots secondary that finished 26th against No. 1 wideouts in Football Outsiders’ Defense-adjusted Value Over Average.2Football Outsiders says the DVOA metric “measures a team’s efficiency by comparing success on every single play to a league average based on situation and opponent.” Whatever Eagles head coach Doug Pederson’s plan is, he’d better have a Plan B.Check out our latest NFL predictions.
The German Bundesliga giants defeated Nurnberg 3-0 today, just four days before their last UEFA Champions League group matchTwo goals by Robert Lewandoski and one by Franck Ribery let Bayern Munich win 3-0 against Nurnberg today in the German Bundesliga.And for Bavarian coach Niko Kovac, today’s performance is very satisfying.“We allowed them hardly anything over 90 minutes today. We created a lot of chances,” Kovac told the club’s official website.Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“It was important to keep a clean sheet, not to squander the lead and hurt our confidence by conceding goals.”“Positive results are always important. We’ve won our last three matches, and I’m satisfied with the way we did,” the Croatian added.“I haven’t seen a season like this before. We were lagging a bit last season but the gap is bigger this term. Dortmund won again today,” youngster Joshua Kimmich added.“So the season is really exciting because we aren’t on an upward trend all the time. We’re in a different situation now, and we’ll see if we have the right character in the team.”
The German footballer is currently injured and missed the Christmas and New Year’s matches due to a knee injury.German footballer Mesut Ozil has a knee injury and has missed a couple of Arsenal’s matches.And he went into Instagram to vent his frustration about missing the team’s recent games.“Positive start into 2019 for us!” he wrote as reported by The Standard.“Congrats Gunners! Nevertheless, it was hard for me to not being on the pitch due to my injury today.”Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I definitely want to help the team as soon as possible again,” he added.“Wishing all of you a happy, healthy and satisfying 2019! #YaGunnersYa #M1Ö”.Positive start into 2019 for us!❤ Congrats Gunners!⚽👏🏼 Nevertheless it was hard for me to not being on the pitch due to my injury today. I definitely want to help the team as soon as possible again. Wishing all of you a happy, healthy and satisfying 2019! 💪🏼💥 #YaGunnersYa #M1Ö— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) January 1, 2019
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppA Sweet T’s restaurant worker was attacked and hospitalized after two masked men entered the restaurant demanding cash.Both men fled the scene before the police arrived. The woman was treated for her injuries and released. Also, police report that a home under construction was broken into and nine rolls of paint steel and a gallon of gas were stolen … and a home in Five Cays lost a television set, a DVD player and a cell-phone at the arms of robbers. The Police is also investigating a Malicious Damage to Property incident in the Long Bay area, where it was discovered that the wires in a breaker box were cut.
FortisTCI reveals Education Week winners Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Police looking for candy & electricity thieves Rave Reviews for National Science Fair ideas Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (November, 11 2014 / Fortis TCI Press Release) – The Salvation Army recently received a helpful donation in the form of a pickup truck donated to them by FortisTCI. The truck, once a part of the FortisTCI fleet, will aid the Salvation Army in taking care of their day-to-day tasks which typically involves moving large amounts of donated goods.FortisTCI Vice President of Transmission and Distribution Devon Cox and Vice President of Customer & Corporate Services Allan Robinson made the hand-off. Mr. Cox commented on the donation adding, “We enjoy giving back to the community and embrace the work of organizations such as the Salvation Army. We know that they will take this donation and do even more amazing work throughout the islands.”The gold 2009 Ford F-150 was turned over in excellent used condition to Captain Derick Miller. He plans to use the truck for transporting goods, emergency items and food, as well as picking up donations and transporting Salvation Army workers and volunteers to various events. Speaking about the donation, Capt. Miller said, “It’s through donations like these that the Salvation Army can continue to do the work it does in aiding the community. We appreciate the assistance that FortisTCI has given us, and we’re glad to have their partnership in this regard.”As a part of the Company’s mission, FortisTCI believes in being a good corporate citizen. FortisTCI, therefore, looks forward to making meaningful contributions that have a positive impact on the community.-###-Notes to Editors:1) FortisTCI Limited (FTCI) became a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortis Inc. located inNewfoundland, Canada in August 2006. Turks and Caicos Utility Limited (TCU), which is thesole provider of electricity on the Islands of Grand Turk and Salt Cay, was acquired by FTCI inAugust 2012. FTCI is the sole provider of electricity in Providenciales, North Caicos, MiddleCaicos, East Caicos and adjacent Cays, and South Caicos. Together the two companies serveapproximately 13,000 electricity customers in the Turks & Caicos Islands. The Utilities have anaggregate diesel-fired generating capacity of approximately 75 megawatts. Additionalinformation on FortisTCI can be accessed at www.fortistci.com.2) Fortis is the largest investor-owned distribution utility in Canada, with total assetsapproaching $25 billion and fiscal 2013 revenue exceeding $4 billion. Its regulated utilitiesaccount for approximately 93% of total assets and serve more than 3 million customers acrossCanada and in the United States and the Caribbean. Fortis owns non-regulated hydroelectricgeneration assets in Canada, Belize and Upstate New York. The Corporation’s non-utilityinvestment is comprised of hotels and commercial real estate in Canada. For more information,visit www.fortisinc.com or www.sedar.com.CONTACT:Allan RobinsonVP, Customer & Corporate ServicesFortisTCI LtdTel: 649-946-4313Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Related Items:allan robinson, Captain Derick Miller, Devon Cox, donation, fortis tci, salvation army
Varinder ChawlaA few days after the news of troubles in his marital life broke out, Imran Khan was spotted outside his gym. While Imran smiled for the paparazzi, netizens have been left worried with the actor’s ‘weak’ and ‘frail’ look.Almost unrecognisable in the picture, Imran Khan seems to have lost a lot of weight and looking much, much leaner than earlier. Dressed in a white t-shirt, shorts and a cap, Imran’s look has left his fans worried. There were reports of the actor and his wife, Avantika Malik, having decided to call-off their wedding owing to some irreconcilable differences.While Imran and Avantika chose to stay silent on the matter, Avantika’s mother Vandana Malik had opened up on the separation news. “We all (Vandana, Avantika and Imran) read the news and let me tell you that there’s no such thing. There are some differences (between the husband and wife), which will be sorted anyway.” On being asked whether these differences would lead to divorce, her mother said, “Absolutely not.”A source told DNA, “Avantika left 24, Pali Hill, Imran’s residence, a while ago with Imara (daughter). It is being said that she is currently staying with her family.”What sparked the rumours of their separation further was the fact that while on one hand, Imran Khan had stopped posting pictures of him with his wife and daughter after July, 2017. Avantika too has not shared any picture of herself with Imran Khan like earlier.Imran Khan, who is the nephew of superstar Aamir Khan, had made his successful Bollywood debut with – Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na – opposite Genelia Dsouza. However, post the massive success of the film, Imran’s career lost track. A few insignificant roles here and there and soon Imran disappeared from the big screen and also the minds of his people.
Listen Houston area Republican Congressman Kevin Brady serves as the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, which means there’s plenty we can talk with him about concerning the Republican healthcare plan and the tax cuts he’s pursuing. On this edition of Houston Matters, Craig Cohen sits down with the congressman to discuss those issues and to talk about civility and bi-partisanship on Capital Hill in the weeks following the shooting at a GOP baseball practice in June. Plus Brady updates us on the status of his colleague (and roommate when he’s in Washington) Rep. Steve Scalise, who was shot during the attack.Also this hour: we discuss cyber security concerns when it comes to our election process, Dr. Lori Teller answers your pet care questions, and we discuss recent Houston sports news.Houston Matters offers a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. 00:00 /49:44 flickr X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share
By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, email@example.comAfter six years of service from Patty Stonesifer, who announced her retirement in November 2018, Martha’s Table announced its new President and CEO Kim R. Ford, who will be the first Black woman to lead the organization when she begins on April 1. The native Washingtonian said she is honored, humbled and ready to take the helm in order to help improve the lives of District residents.“It’s just such an incredible honor. I’ve known Martha’s Table pretty much my entire life. I used to volunteer with them when I was in middle school and upper school, and so this is like coming full circle,” Ford told the AFRO in an exclusive interview.Kim R. Ford was just announced as the new President and CEO of Martha’s Table- the first Black woman to lead the almost 40-year-old non-profit. (Courtesy Photo)A non-profit organization that has spent almost 40 years working to improve D.C. residents’ lives, Martha’s Table emphasizes its mission of supporting “strong children, strong families and strong communities,” through providing access to high quality education, food and family and community backing. As someone who has spent years finding ways to contribute to education, economic recovery and workforce development, working at Martha’s Table is, not only full circle but also right up Ford’s alley. Ford said that all of her previous work experience was geared towards, “making sure that people have opportunities and making sure they are set up for success.”“My most recent experience has been on the lifelong learning spectrum, with adults engaging in community and workforce development and people often refer to it as a ‘second chance system,’ when so many people have never had a fair first chance,” Ford, who recently worked as, acting assistant secretary in the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education, explained. “So I’ve seen what we need to do and things that we can do on the lifelong learning spectrum. What’s so exciting about going to Martha’s Table is being apart of a team that’s working in early childhood education. And to make sure that our young residents of the District of Columbia have a true first shot.”Armed with an impressive resume, the new Martha’s Table president also worked at the University of the District of Columbia as dean of the Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning Division and served in President Barack Obama’s Administration, where she helped lead the execution of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which allocated more than $350 billion in recovery funds to encourage economic growth. Her experience in education seemed to be a bonus for the Martha’s Table family.“I am personally thrilled to have Kim join us as the next leader of Martha’s Table,” said Dr. Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, dean of the School of Education at American University and Martha’s Table board member. “Her impressive background in education and focus on lifelong learning will elevate our mission to ensure all children in D.C. have the opportunity for their brightest future.”Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) also weighed in on Ford’s appointment.“I congratulate Martha’s Table on selecting Kim R. Ford as their new president and CEO,” Norton said in a statement. “Martha’s Table plays an integral role in supporting strong children, strong families and strong communities in our city, and Kim’s background in workforce development and education will serve Martha’s Table well.”Norton’s support of Ford comes as a major boost, as the new CEO ran against and lost to the Congresswoman in the 2018 election. Although she did not win the District’s congressional race, Ford emphasized to the AFRO that her major goal has always been to help D.C. residents improve their livelihoods.“What holds constant is that this is for the residents of the District of Columbia. I want to serve the residents of the District of Columbia. All residents. And I am particularly sensitive to those who have not been able to participate in the prosperity that has happened, and unfortunately that tends to be Black and Brown people,” Ford said.Since Martha’s Table has steadily been working for District residents, the new president hopes to carry on the legacy.“We’re going to continue on an upward trajectory because that’s what the residents of the District of Columbia deserve. We’re not going to plateau. We’re going to continue supporting strong children, strong families, strong communities. We’re going to increase our enrollment in early childhood education by 40 percent. We’re going to continue to increase our number of joyful food markets, which in just the past few years has gone from four markets to 50 markets. So we’re going to go deep into the community and we’re going to do more in the community.”Although she does not want people to think as the first Black woman to lead the organization that she is solely hoping to help people of color, Ford acknowledges that Black and Brown District residents are in dire need for community support.“We’re not going to do things to the community, we’re going to work with the community and the community that we’re in is predominantly Black and Brown and we want to make sure that everyone has an opportunity to achieve their dream. It makes no sense that D.C. continues to be prosperous and that so many people have not been able to experience that prosperity,” Ford said.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Tags: New Routes, Swoop << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Share Travelweek Group CALGARY — For the peak summer season, Swoop is adding a new domestic regional route – Winnipeg-Abbotsford – beginning Aug. 16 and currently available for purchase.The news comes hot on the heels of Swoop’s recent announcement of a fourth aircraft being added for the summer. This new route will double the weekly frequency schedule in Winnipeg, and add seven flights to the Abbotsford weekly frequency schedule.“At Swoop our mission is to get more Canadians travelling by making air travel more accessible and affordable for all Canadians,” said Steven Greenway, President of Swoop. “We’ve been seeing strong sales and traveller demand in both Winnipeg and Abbotsford since the Swoop booking launch on Feb. 1. And we’re thrilled to be adding this route to offer a lower-cost option for travellers to get out and explore, visit family and friends and make some memories this summer.”Swoop service officially kicks off on June 20, 2018, with an initial network that includes Abbotsford, Hamilton, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Halifax. With the addition of the new Winnipeg-Abbotsford route, the airline will be operating 66 weekly flights as of Aug. 16.More news: Flights cancelled as British Airways hit by computer problemStarting today, Swoop is celebrating the latest route announcement with a system-wide seat sale that includes one-way prices starting at $38 if booked by April 24 for travel between June 20-27 and/or Aug. 16-Dec. 13, 2018. For more information go to FlySwoop.com. Swoop to ramp up summer service with new Winnipeg-Abbotsford route
14Mar McCready votes to keep dead people and prisoners out of Bridge Card program State Rep. Mike McCready today voted to reduce welfare fraud by making it easier for the state to stop dead people and convicted felons from getting Bridge Cards.House Bill 4042 requires the Department of Human Services to regularly audit their records, ensuring only those truly eligible for Bridge Cards are receiving benefits. The legislation requires DHS to use the U.S. Social Security Death Index database and incarceration records, to determine if a recipient has passed away or is in prison.“Audits are essential in all areas of government and business to make sure programs are running efficiently and this legislation makes sure Bridge Cards only benefit those who need it most,” said McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills. “Keeping a watchful eye on this system ensures that our taxpayer dollars are use efficiently and fraud is removed from the system.”Under the legislation, Bridge Cards issued to a deceased recipient would be terminated while cards issued to prisoners would be deactivated.HB 4042 now goes to the Senate for consideration.##### Categories: McCready News,News
Belgian cable operator Telenet has named Birgit Conix as chief financial officer, reporting to CEO John Porter. Conix is currently regional head of finance for Heineken’s western European organisation at its Amsterdam headquarters.Porter said: “We are delighted to have found a highly qualified and experienced CFO and seasoned executive. Birgit’s strategic vision and her strong leadership skills make her the ideal candidate to head our finance department going forward. She is a collaborative and engaging leader. I am looking forward to working with Birgit to continue to ensure Telenet’s future.”
Polish cable operator Multimedia Polska has added nine new channels to its line-up. The operator has added Disney Channel to its StartBox, MiniBox, SuperBox and MaxBox packages, while Polsat Romans, Disney XD and Motowizja HD have joined the MiniBox, SuperBox and MaxBox packs.Multimedia Polsat has also added Disney Jr, Comedy Central HD, Polsat Viasat Nature and TV Republika to the SuperBox and MaxBox packs, while Eurosport 2 HD has been added to the Sport Extra HD pack.Multimedia Polska is meanwhile phasing out Fox and Fox HD from its StartBox, MiniBox, SuperBox and MaxBox packages, while National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild and Fox Life are leaving the MiniBox, SuperBox and MaxBox packs.From February 1, the operator will boost its HD offering with the addition of HD versions of TVN24, TVN 7 and TVN Turbo to the StartBox, MiniBox, SuperBox and MaxBox packs.
Twitter is now letting users share live video through the social network without needing to broadcast via its Periscope app.The launch of the new Periscope Producer API opens up new ways for users to share live video – such as starting broadcasts directly from external hardware, software, cameras and web services.The API lets third-party applications authenticate Periscope accounts, configure streams, start and stop broadcasts and publish broadcasts direct to Twitter.The move follows the launch of Periscope Producer in October, which let users stream via the Twitter-owned video streaming service using professional equipment for the first time – not just mobile phones or tablets.Aimed at brands, media organisations and other live video creators, the launch of Periscope Producer allowed them stream via the Periscope app high-quality live video from external sources – including streaming software and professional cameras.News of the Pericope Producer was fist reported by tech site The Information earlier this month and it marks Twitter’s ongoing commitment to video.Last month the company said it broadcast 6.6 million hours of live video through Periscope in its financial fourth quarter and attracted 31 million unique viewers to live premium video in the first quarter of operations, with 600 hours of live content from partners streamed across about 400 events.