The Stern Center for Language and Learning has made some changes in theirmanagement team. Mary Allen Stifler, M.A.T., formerly Director ofDevelopment has moved to a newly created position as Vice President forProgram Administration. The Development Department has been restructuredwith Megan Cluver, B.A., taking the position of Development/CommunityRelations Coordinator.New to the organization are Laurie Caswell Burke,Ed.M. and William Billings, B.S. Ms. Caswell Burke, formerly Giving WorldCoordinator for the April Cornell Giving World Foundation, is the SternCenterâ€™s Development Officer. Mr. Billings is the new MarketingDirector. He comes to the Stern Center from L3 Communications in the Boston areawhere is was the Marketing and Sales Director.Also joining the SternCenter management team is Earl Walters, B.S., replacing John Connell asthe Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Walters was most recently employed asthe Coordinator of Fiscal Services in the Addison Northeast SupervisoryUnion. Mr. Connell leaves the Stern Center to focus on his two St. Albansbusinesses. The Stern Center for Language and Learning is a non-profitliteracy center based in Williston, Vermont.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 60-year-old North Amityville man was fatally hit by a car in Copiague on Thursday afternoon.Suffolk County police said Jorge Molina was walking in the roadway on Sunrise Highway when he was struck by an eastbound Hyundai Sonata between Great Neck Road and Bayview Road at 2:40 p.m.The victim was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where he was pronounced dead. The driver was neither injured nor charged.Route 27 was closed in both directions while investigators were on the scene.First Squad detectives impounded the vehicle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call them at 631-854-8152 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An unidentified man was struck and killed while walking across a street in Central Islip over the weekend.Suffolk County police said the pedestrian was crossing Route 111 north of Olive Street when he was hit by a northbound Acura MDX at 10:10 p.m. Sunday.The victim, who has not yet been identified, was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where he was pronounced dead.He is described as a Hispanic man, approximately 30 years old, 5-feet, 1-inch tall and between 165 and 170 pounds.The 39-year-old Brentwood man who was driving the SUV was not injured.Third Squad detectives impounded the vehicle for a safety inspection, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about this crash to call them at 631-854-8352.
SENIOR national footballer Annalisa Vincent scored a brace to lead the ABFC females to a 3-0 win on night two of the Atkinson Brothers Five-A-Side floodlight football competition on Sunday evening at the Kumaka Recreational Ground in Santa Rosa, Region One. Vincent had been key for the Silver Sands Football Club, who were defending seven-time champions. She, however, decided to switch to the Atkinson Brothers Football Club after Silver Sands had failed to field a team.The youngster netted a free kick in the first half before she scored in the box in the second period for ABFC in their win against Rincon United FC. Samara Rodriguez netted the other goal. Night two opened with the Rising Son’s defeat of the Mighty Warriors 1-0 in an U-15 clash, while in an U-17 battle, Rincon United FC beat Kyrie Flames 3-0 (goals from Chavez Rodriguez, Shawn Henry and an own goal).Kyrie Flames’ females claimed a 2-1 victory against All-Star Blazers with goals from Shonett Griffith and Indranie. Odessa James scored for All-Star Blazers.Meanwhile, in the male battle, Kumaka FC won in extra-time against Park East 2-1, before Kyrie Flames claimed a 2-1 win against Kamwatta A.
Could there be a team more deserving of the moniker “Hollywood” than the USC Trojans? Sure, we’ve had people nicknamed “Hollywood” before — “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan (at least in his later years) for example — but a whole team earning the nickname? That’s something new.But it’s hard to argue that USC isn’t living in the spotlight — and enjoying every minute of it. You think Matt Leinhart doesn’t love living in a spotlight so large he’s ogled by women across the country and sought after by national fashion photographers and writers while attending movie premiers with Hollywood’s elite? Or that Reggie Bush doesn’t enjoy every minute national pundits drool over his game-breaking ability? Of course they do.Go check out the school’s athletic website — even their sports information department gets in on the action. Instead of taking the browser right to the front page of the site, a fan is greeted with a flash movie that opens with the words “Two-time defending national champions” and then goes on to show Leinhart, Bush and Co. flashing across the page in reverence of the program. It even shows their fearless leader, Pete Carroll, cheering with his USC record flashing in the background.How many schools have the gall to do that? Not too many.Even the way they play their games is like a Hollywood drama. Sure they toppled Oregon 45-13, but the Ducks caused plenty of drama with their early 13-0 lead and their 13-10 advantage at halftime.The very next week against Arizona State, USC had their fans’ hearts racing when they entered the break in an 18-point hole. Save for a miraculous 21-point outburst in the fourth quarter, reminiscent of Bobby Boucher’s final quarter heroics in “The Waterboy,” the Trojans wouldn’t be sitting atop the national polls.Two weeks later the cardiac-Trojans needed a lucky fumble out of bounds at the one-yard line to give them one last shot at the end zone against the Fighting Irish — a game they won 34-31.Are you getting the general theme here? “Hollywood” is the perfect label for this Trojan squad, which is why it should come as no surprise to anyone that Carroll and the Trojans pulled what is perhaps the greatest Halloween joke in the history of sports.I mean really, what coach pretends to get into an argument over playing time with one of his star players, running back LenDale White (the same player who actually argued with Carroll earlier this year over that exact issue), throws him out of practice, and then conspires with him to walk to the roof of a nearby building and have him pretend to throw himself off the roof? Not only that, but what coach does this without telling any of his fellow coaches or any members of his team, except for White?I could see these kinds of antics from the Lou Brown’s or Tony D’Amato’s of the movie world — but from Carroll, no way. With a stunt like that, we’re talking Academy Award for best script, and another award for best leading man.Well, needless to say I underestimated Carroll’s comic ability, which far exceeded any expectations I might have had. And let me just say — what a hysterical stunt it was. I laughed out loud for a good long time after seeing that stunt, and I’m still chuckling to myself about it right now.Not only was it hysterical, but it was a beautifully devised backhanded slap at the media, who have been a nuisance to Carroll and his players since the beginning of the year.From the coverage garnered by the report of White’s argument with Carroll earlier this year over how many touches he was getting, you’d have thought Troy was falling all over again. Ditto for the early slip-ups against the aforementioned Ducks, Devils and Irish.The fact of the matter is, no matter how much bad press or national attention this Trojans team receives, nothing seems to faze them. “Hollywood” is the right moniker for this team, but it works for them, and not only that, it’s fun to watch. After all, if I have to pick a “Hollywood” to watch, I’ll take a LenDale White doll falling from a building over Hogan any day.
27 June 2011 All pupils from Mvezo village, Nelson Mandela’s birthplace, leave home after completing grade seven – usually at the age of 12. Because there is no secondary school in the area, they have to travel as far as Mthatha, least 80km away, to continue their education. But that’s about to change. Mvezo will soon have its own high school, a state-of-the-art specialised public institution that’s to become the pride of the nation and reflect the legacy of the Mandela family. Members of the rural, sparsely populated village turned out in numbers on 17 June 2011 to witness the sod-turning ceremony at the spot where the secondary school will be built. In honour of South Africa’s most famous doyen of freedom, the first high school in Mvezo will be named the Mandela School of Science and Technology. The school is the brainchild of Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Mandla Mandela, who became chief of the Mvezo Traditional Council in 2007. Since his appointment, Mandla has travelled extensively with colleagues from the Mvezo Development Trust to raise funds for the project. “The community identified a need for a high school because we didn’t have one. We then formulated a fund-raising initiative,” said the young Mandela, who’s also a member of Parliament. The Mandela school will be able to accommodate up to 700 pupils. Mvezo children will be prioritised, but places will also be open to pupils from across the Eastern Cape and the rest of the country. The high school will be built on the site which currently accommodates Inkwenkwezi, one of two primary schools in Mvezo. Once transformed, the hi-tech science and technology institute will boast a top-class boarding school and sophisticated facilities ranging from sports pitches to laboratories and tailor-made lecture rooms. The rondavel, which was the original Inkwenkwezi teaching facility, will not be destroyed “to preserve it as a memory of where we come from”, said Mandla. Inkwenkwezi was built by community members in 1995. The government only introduced makeshift classrooms at the school in 2006.Siemens on board Siemens will provide funds for the construction of the Mandela high school, promising to equip it with some of the most advanced technology. There are plans to include a sophisticated solar-energy generation scheme at the school so that it’s independent from the Eskom power grid. The extent of Siemens’ financial contribution has not yet been revealed, with the group saying that the completion of the project remains the most critical aspect. “It’s not important how much it will cost. “It’s important that we finish the project. It will happen; this is the commitment from Siemens,” said Peter Loescher, the company’s CEO. It isn’t clear when construction will start, but Loescher said his team were ready and that design plans had been finalised. The Mvezo Development Trust had already raised R3.2-million (US$470 000) with the help of the KwaZulu-Natal-based Thanda Foundation before Siemens came on board. The funds were accumulated in Sweden.Lessons to be learnt Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said only the best educators would be selected for the Mandela school. With a 58% matric pass achieved in 2010, the Eastern Cape’s public education sector is mostly affected by poor infrastructure, not the quality of teachers – according to Motshekga. “Backlogs in school infrastructure are daunting,” she said. “The initiative of our people (in building the Mandela school) is very encouraging.” Derek Hanekom, deputy minister of science and technology, believes the institution could provide lessons for the character of specialised schools that could emerge in the country in future. He promised that his department would provide any expertise required by the new institute. A well-developed school in an underprivileged village such as Mvezo is necessary to help bridge the gap between livelihood standards of rural and urban dwellers, said Mandla. He challenged traditional leaders to improve development in rural areas. “Traditional leaders need to play a role to ensure that we better the lives of our people,” he added.Problems of boarding Boarding at a public school 80km or more away from home has its own problems for Mvezo’s teenagers. Mvezo’s Mjikelelo Mabhoza, 24, is unhappy with the situation. He’s in favour of high schools being located within the village, as is the case in most other areas. Studying in far-flung high schools compounds social problems for Mvezo’s youngsters. “There are no parents there,” Mabhoza pointed out. “Our peers are drawn to drugs and others fall pregnant.” Mabhoza matriculated at a high school in Mthatha and went on to enrol at a college in Welkom, a town in the Free State province. He’s graduating with a travel and tourism diploma in July and is hoping to land a job soon. “The new school will be a huge improvement for Mvezo. We’re struggling here,” he said. The excitement about the Mandela School of Science of Technology is shared by all community members. “We say never and never again shall the children of this area be deprived of their constitutional right to education,” said Gqirha Madasa from the Mvezo Development Trust. First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.
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AVC: Philippines loses second straight as Korea stays undefeated The former Lakers star, who is in town thanks to the efforts of SnippetMedia, shared that his son is working on his game in hopes of one day getting a nod to join Gilas Pilipinas, even going to as far as applying for a Philippine passport before he turned 16.READ: Metta World Peace arrives in Manila, satisfies Filipino food cravingFEATURED 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“My son has been coming over to the Philippines and he’s very motivated. He’s working very hard. He’s going to be a senior next year. He’s very good academically and he got an offer from Yale and a lot of Ivy League schools. He can also play in Division I college also so he’s a very smart kid,” the NBA legend said.The younger Artest, who is a 6-foot-1 guard, is currently studying at Beverly Hills High School in California and is about to graduate in 2018. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Read Next LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES Metta World Peace. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netFor Metta World Peace, having his Fil-American son Jeron Artest don the Philippine colors will be one of his biggest achievements considering that he has never been called up for national team duty.“I was never invited to play to the Olympics. They said that they don’t need a player like myself for the team. That was tough for me because I wanted to play in the Olympics. So anytime your kid gets a chance to play for the national team, I do feel like it’s special. To play for the national team is really something different,” he said on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT READ: Metta World Peace says he can still make an impact But World Peace knows that his son’s path to the national team—or any team for that matter—won’t be easy just because he’s the son of the former Ron Artest.“I told him it doesn’t mean that you’re my son is that you can play basketball in America, or you can play anywhere in the world and you’ll get to the team. You have to earn it,” he said. “And he’s working really hard. I’m so proud of him and I hope it all works out. He definitely wants to be on the team.”RELATED VIDEOMetta World Peace says Fil-Am son gets PH passport, hopes to play for Gilas4.9K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa The defending champions outscored UST, 25-8, in the second quarter and that was enough for La Salle to put the game away.Jollo Go gave the Green Archers their biggest lead, 85-43, after hitting back-to-back triples with 6:39 left.FEATURED 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“Coach [Aldin Ayo] told us to not take this team lightly because they have nothing to lose,” said La Salle guard Ricci Rivero. “He just reminded us to stick to the system and play proper defense.”La Salle held UST to just 34% from the field and forced the Growling Tigers to turn the ball over 24 times. The Archers also outrebounded the Growling Tigers, 61-49.“We were able to get them to make a lot of turnovers, and we were able to convert in transition,” said center Ben Mbala after La Salle scored 24 off UST’s turnovers. “We were able to play well as a team, stay focused and stuck to the game plan.”Mbala had 17 points, nine boards, and three blocks in 19 minutes of play to lead La sale while Rivero added 16 points and seven rebounds. La Salle forward Abu Tratter came two points shy of a double-double after putting up eight points and 15 boards.Marvin Lee seemed as if the lone player from UST who put up a fight as he finished with a game-high 25 points with seven rebounds while Steve Akomo finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Mitchell scores career-high 22, Jazz beat Lakers For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ The Archers swept the Tigers this season with an average winning margin of 36.3 points. View comments CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE — La Salle’s Ben Mbala dunks the ball against UST in the first round of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle dealt University of Santo Tomas with a merciless 94-59 beatdown in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Green Archers won their fifth straight game and improved to 10-2 to move closer to a twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four while the Growling Tigers continued their slump and fell to 0-12.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding UAAP SEASON 80 PREVIEW: DLSU GREEN ARCHERS PLAY LIST 02:34UAAP SEASON 80 PREVIEW: DLSU GREEN ARCHERS00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Read Next
zoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: Algérie Ferries Algerian shipping company ENTMV Algérie Ferries has ordered a new roll-on/roll-off passenger (RoPax) ferry in China. The company signed the final contract for the construction of the newbuilding with China’s Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) last month.As informed, Danish OSK-ShipTech A/S will design the vessel and is currently working on the approval design.The new RoPax will be 200 meters long, 30 meters wide and will be able to accommodate 1,800 passengers, 180 crewmembers and more than 600 cars. It will be propelled by four main engines with a service speed of 24 knots.The new ferry will sail between Algeria and a series of larger cities in Southern Europa such as Marseille and Barcelona.Currently, Algérie Ferries’ fleet comprises a total of six vessels.