The SM East gym was filled on Wednesday with students and parents celebrating some remarkable accomplishments by Lancer athletes. Seven SM East seniors participated in the National Signing Day ceremony, formally announcing their intent to continue their athletic careers at the college level. The students were:Sarah AllegriAllegri will be attending Missouri State University on a swimming scholarship. While at SM East she made Kansas First Team All-State in 2013, 2014 and 2015. She currently holds the SM East record in the 200 freestyle relay, the 200 medley relay, the 400 freestyle relay and the 100 backstroke.Rebecca BalesBales, a mutli-sport athlete at SM East, will be attending Ottawa University to play softball. She is a three-year letter winner for the Lancers softball team and a one-year letter winner on the basketball team.Adalaide Kline Kline will be attending Oklahoma State University where she will be a member of the Cowboys soccer team. She is the recipient of SM East’s Jordan Mann and Art Newcomer Awards. In addition to her outstanding soccer career, she was a four-year member of the varsity cross country team.Paige ReedReed will be attending Kansas State University as a member of the rowing team. At SM East, she participated in the volleyball and track teams.Jack SantilliSantilli will attend Cleveland State University on a tennis scholarship. Santilli took second place in state singles his sophomore and junior years, and was part of a team with Jack Glazer that won the doubles state title his freshman year.Georgia WeigelWeigel will attend Kansas State University where she will be part of the school’s inaugural women’s soccer team. Weigel earned four varsity letters and was named First Team All-Sunflower and Second Team All-State her junior year.Maddie WilsonWilson will attend Emory University and will compete on their cross country and track teams. Wilson broke the SM East record in the girls 5K with a time of 19:13.SM East senior Rebecca Falker has committed to play tennis at Augustana University, as well, but was not able to participate in the ceremony Wednesday.
Woods never got within five shots of the lead when he was on the course, twice missed birdie putts inside 8 feet and had to settle for a 72 and his second consecutive runner-up finish in the Masters.“I learned my lesson there with the press,” said Woods, who started the talk about a Grand Slam by stating three months ago that winning all four majors in the same year was “easily within reason.”The only slam possibilities now belong to Immelman, a 28-year-old with a polished swing, who finally realized his potential in the wicked wind of Augusta and a final round that yielded only four rounds under par.Immelman, who finished at 8-under 280, started the week by playing a practice round with his boyhood idol, Gary Player, who won his third Masters in 1978 and set a record by playing for the 51st time. Quick turnaround and Masters win for ImmelmanApril 14, 2008Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrint.AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – Trevor Immelman has never felt better.Four months after he had a tumor removed from his back, Immelman handled the wind and pressure of Augusta National far better than anyone chasing him Sunday to win the Masters, the first South African in a green jacket in 30 years.Immelman held it together around Amen Corner and stretched his lead to as many as six shots on the back nine, taking the life out of a Masters that began with so much hype.A two-putt par on the final hole gave him a 3-over 75, matching the highest final round by a Masters champion. Even so, it was good enough for a three-shot victory over Tiger Woods, whose hopes for a calendar Grand Slam ended with a thud.
The Washington Post: Is cramming before a test better than not studying at all? Is underlining material a good way to retain information? A new school year is a good time to look at the latest research on the best ways to study. What works and doesn’t may surprise you.A 2013 study called “Improving Students’ Learning With Effective Learning Techniques” and published in “Psychological Science in the Public Interest,” a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, evaluated the 10 most commonly used learning techniques and concluded the following about effectiveness.Read the whole story: The Washington Post More of our Members in the Media >
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The trade association representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, RenewableUK, has hailed the opening of a new marine energy test centre at the University of Edinburgh as another positive example of the progress being made by the sector.The new £9.5m FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility will have the capability to recreate scale version equivalents of waves reaching 28 metres in height and fast-moving currents of up to 14 knots which are typical off coastlines around the UK and Europe.The opening of this new state-of-the-art site, based at the University of Edinburgh’s science campus, marks another step towards the commercial development of wave and tidal energy at a potentially lower cost.The centrepiece is a circular pool, 2m deep by 25m across. By allowing developers to test devices in a range of sea conditions, on demand, the time in which they can see demonstrable results in their work could be significantly shortened. Similar tests in open waters may take months or years, while the new site can achieve these in days or weeks.It is expected that the facility will be used to test full-scale devices such as wave and tidal energy converters, but it can also be utilised to develop floating offshore wind platforms and refine vessels needed to install offshore wind projects.RenewableUK’s Wave and Tidal Development Manager, Dee Nunn, said: “The opening of Flowave adds a string to the bow of the UK’s suite of test facilities for marine energy and will contribute to maintaining the world-leading position of the UK in this sector. The facility will help improve reliability and reduce costs and the results could provide additional confidence to investors as we move towards the first commercial arrays. “The scale of opportunity for wave and tidal is huge with the potential to supply around 20% of the UK’s current electricity demand and we hope this will encourage more investors to get their feet wet.”Press Release, June 05, 2014; Image: University of Edinburgh
In further signs of the potential threat posed by the ‘big four’ accountancy giants to traditional law firms, EY has announced the recruitment of three international legal heavyweights to strengthen its global presence.EY was granted an alternative business structure licence in 2014 to offer legal services in England and Wales. However, EY global law leader Cornelius Grossmann (pictured) said new legislation and compliance measures ‘demand that we provide more expansive legal services globally’.Paola Bruzzone, former general counsel at Falabella, the largest South American department store, will lead EY’s newly established legal services group in Chile, initially focusing on corporate and commercial, M&A, and employment law.Jorge Garnier, former White & Case international attorney and general counsel for Argentinian energy company Genneia, will build a new team focusing on corporate law services in Argentina.Former Norton Rose Fulbright partner Anthony Kramreither will lead EY Law’s business team in Canada, strengthening the firm’s expanding transaction law practice.The north American country appears to be fertile ground for the accountancy firms. Earlier this year Deloitte, the only one of the ’big four’ not to create an ABS in the UK, announced the formation of a new legal business in Canada called Deloitte Conduit Law LLP, having acquired an existing law firm in Toronto.The ability for the accountancy giants to attract heavyweights also suggests the accountancy giants pose recruitment and retention threats to private practice.This month PwC Legal announced that it had appointed Laetitia Costa to head its banking and finance team. Costa, who was a partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in London, spent seven years at magic circle firm Clifford Chance, and has also worked for Allen & Overy, Ashurst and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.Earlier this year, David Farmer joined PwC Legal’s pensions team from DLA Piper while Thomas Colmer, who has specialised in domestic and cross border M&As for more than 16 years, joined from Osborne Clarke.
She said the Antigua-based regional airline, LIAT, of which St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a shareholder, has quoted a cost of US$75,000 for a charter flight from Jamaica to St. Vincent. St. Vincent and the Grenadines Honorary Consul to Jamaica, June Barbour, in a letter to the stranded students warned also that the airfare could increase if there are fewer than 56 students making the journey. “Please indicate as soon as possible if you still have an interest in travelling on this flight,” Barbour told the students. In the letter published on the iWitness News website, the student wrote “a poll was conducted among us, which revealed that past the month of April, many persons funded by the disadvantage student loan would no longer be able to sustain themselves for the extended period of the semester. Against this backdrop, we call on the stakeholders of the National Disadvantaged Student Loan Scheme to investigate the unforeseen situation that has resulted in varying implications for students in this time of anxiety and concern.” CMC KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – St. Vincent and the Grenadines students in Jamaica wanting to return home amidst the problems created by the coronavirus (COVID-19, including locked borders, must each pay an estimated US$1, 3339 for a return flight. “This means that the fare for each person to travel, if the 56 persons quota is achieved is US$1,339.29. This is a discounted rate from US$101, 420,” Barbour said, adding that the government is in the process of making arrangements to have LIAT’s officers here to collect all the payments for the flight. The students were given the quotation weeks after one of them wrote to the online publication, iWitness News, an April 21 open letter to the National Student Loan Company, Ministry of Education and Bank of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Many of the self-funded students have returned home amidst community spread of COVID-19 in Jamaica. But some of the stranded students include those whose education is being funded by disadvantaged students’ loans and scholarships. In a recent comment on radio, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves said there were issues to be worked out to bring the students home from Jamaica and Cuba. “And I point out that I’m in touch in Jamaica with our Honorary Consul Miss Barbour, Pam Barbour and I’m in touch with Ambassador John about Cuba. There are issues at play which we have to work out,” he said.
The African Union peacekeeping mission (AMISOM) forces ended a ten-day training course on Sunday in a move aimed at stepping up efforts to counter widespread use of explosives.The training for the South West state police officers held in the administrative capital, Baidoa in southern Somalia, focused on prevention and detection of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) which has become the preferred weapon of choice for Al-Shabaab and other militant groups in Somalia.AMISOM Inspector of Police, Sahr Emmanuel Kobai-Aruna noted in his closing remarks that the training was meant to enhance the capacity of the South West Police Force, adding that the officers were taken through a number of topics on safety and security.“This is part of AMISOM’s mandate to capacitate Somali Police Force and we taught them some components of IED/ Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD); the types EOD/IED and other management course modules,” said Kobai-Aruna in a statement issued after the training.“We even taught them first aid at crime scene and casualty awareness assessment,” added Kobai-Aruna.The training course, which reviewed threats, posed by IEDs was aimed at equipping the Somali police with vital skills to detect explosives planted by terrorists.“We have just finished the course on IED and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) for 15 participants drawn from Somali police force,” said Tresphord Kasale, the AMISOM Police Coordinator for South West State.“The purpose of this course was to create awareness (among) the officers so that they are able to identify IEDs and be able to call upon experts to come and defuse them,” Kasale added.He said the training was also aimed at creating awareness among the general public on the dangers of explosives and how to identify them.He urged the public to inform security officers whenever they detect or identify an IED, for safe handling and detonation, to prevent loss of life and destruction of property.Kasale said the AU mission has played a crucial role in establishing the South West State Police Force, by training 600 police officers, who have played a major role in improving security in the region.In addition, another 600 police officers in Jubbaland have also been trained and plans are underway to recruit and train more officers in HirShabelle state next year.
A regulation, which mandates taxi drivers who ply the Douglas-Charles Airport route to obtain a permit, has been clarified by the Dominica Air and Sea Ports Authority (DASPA).The following notice was issued by order of DASPA’s Chief Executive Officer, Benoit Bardouille on 30 June 2016 and is scheduled to take effect from 20 July 2016.“The public is hereby notified that in keeping with the Airport Regulations, no driver of a public service vehicle shall ply for hire from the airport unless he/she is a holder of a permit granted by the Airport Manager. The permit shall contain the name, address, age, photograph of the driver, number of his/her driving permit and registration of his/her vehicle.No persons shall operate any taxi, omnibus or other vehicle for the purpose of carrying passengers within the airport otherwise than in accordance with the order or directions of the Airport Manager.The public is informed that public service vehicles, omnibuses, or other hired vehicles not having the required airport permit will be denied entry to the airport in keeping with the airport regulations.Taxi drivers not having the required permit to operate at the airport are asked to refrain from carrying passengers for hire to and from the airport. Persons found in violation will be prosecuted in keeping with the Airport Regulations”.The notice caused quite a stir among the general public, majority of whom expressed disagreement with the regulation.However, Bardouille, in an exclusive interview with the Government Information Service (GIS) indicated that the notice issued is in keeping with Chapter 47:01 of the Melville Hall Regulations which states that any person wishing to conduct business at the airport must have the approval of the Airport Manager.“The regulation does not prevent persons from coming to the airport to pick up their family and friends. The condition is that you go to the car park and walk up to the terminal and meet your family and friends. It does not give an individual the right to go the airport to park anywhere,” he explained.However, taxi drivers who wish to be added to the list would need to meet DASPA’s requirements, in addition to their vehicles being certified by the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA).Bardouille said DASPA would like to ensure that taxi drivers maintain their livelihood, while at the same time comply with its regulations and uphold airport standards.“We do background checks on the applicants; we check for insurance, certification and police records,” he informed.Bardouille, who wishes to avoid any potential international issues and negative publicity for Dominica stemming from unregulated taxi drivers, said “it is a good thing for us for control, security and awareness”.He added that this is the reason for issuing notice to the DHTA, taxi associations and other agencies which utilize vehicles for hire.There are two permits: one for day-to-day taxi operators and another for private institutions applying to operate occasionally at the airport. They are valid for a one year period and cost $450.00 and $580.00. The permit application forms are available at DASPA. Share Sharing is caring! Tweet 456 Views no discussions Share Share BusinessLocalNews DASPA clarifies taxi operators permit requirement by: Dominica Vibes News – July 12, 2016