Caguioa pays tribute to Helterbrand, wears No. 13

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE – Brothers for life, Mark Caguioa is paying Jayjay Helterbrand the ultimate tribute.The 2012 PBA Most Valuable Player is momentarily shelving his famed number 47 jersey as he opted to wear jersey number 13 for the entirety of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Balanced NLEX subdues GlobalPort in Christmas clash Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments “I’m gonna be wearing this for one conference as a tribute to @jayhelterbrand. Merry Xmas to everyone,” Caguioa posted on his Instagram account (@47markcaguioa). The two guards were teammates since the Helterbrand entered the league in 2001 and played for Ginebra until last season.Both won an MVP award while winning six titles, the last being the 2017 Governors’ Cup.Helterbrand retired after the 2017 season, leaving Caguioa without his backcourt partner for the first time in 17 years.In his first game wearing his longtime partner’s jersey number, Caguioa poured seven points, on a 3-of-5 shooting from the field, alongside six rebounds and an assist in 21 minutes of action.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

MASS FOR THOSE BEREAVED BY SUICIDE ACROSS DONEGAL

first_imgA MULTI-DENOMINATIONAL Service of remembrance for families and friends bereaved by suicide will take place in Stranorlar on Sunday week, September 29.This service, which has not been held in a recent years, is again being organised by a local woman, Angela Crawford, who lost her daughter to suicide.A large turn-out is expected at the service. The service takes place in the Church of Mary Immaculate, Stranorlar, at 7pm and everyone is welcome. MASS FOR THOSE BEREAVED BY SUICIDE ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: September 18th, 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:serviceSUICIDElast_img read more

NPO encourages critical thinking in schools

first_imgThinking Schools SA is revolutioninsing the way children are taught in school. The NPO calls for an approach that encourages learners to think more creatively and critically. (Images and Videos: Thinking Schools SA)Schools in South Africa assess learners through a standardised testing method. But many educational professionals are calling for an overhaul of the current system. They believe the focus should rather be on a more creative approach that encourages critical thinking.One of these organisations isThinking Schools South Africa (TSSA), a non-profit organisation that helps schools to transform the way they teach and learn through encouraging learners to think critically. It is backed by one of South Africa’s most well-known education commentators, Professor Jonathan Jansen.TSSA was established in 2011 after attendees at the International Association for Cognitive Education in Southern Africa conference, held in Cape Town, agreed to start an NPO that focused on the concept of thinking schools.Rector and vice-chancellor of the University of the Free State, Professor Jonathan Jansen, supports TSSA’s approach to learning.It works with management and teachers to develop whole school thinking approaches and languages. It believes that critical thinking is not something teachers are explicitly trained to do and that the curriculum does not demand it. Instead, schools assess learners on how well they recall content. This results in graduates who are not able to think critically.TSSA implements thinking skills in schools by integrating critical thinking into the curriculum and making it a core part of how teaching and learning takes place.Watch these videos to learn more about TSSA:Learners gave their feedback on TSSA’s creative thinking approach.Director of the Discover Centre for Health Journalism at Rhodes University, Professor Harry Dugmore, tells TSSA what tertiary institutions look for in students.Have you played your part to build a better South Africa for all? Then share your story with us.last_img read more

Medupi power station ‘ready by December’

first_img29 July 2014 Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says she is confident that construction of South Africa’s new coal-fired power plant, the 4 764 MW Medupi power station near Lephalale in Limpopo province, will be completed by December. Brown said this in Cape Town on Tuesday when she, along with Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson and the top management of state electricity company Eskom, appeared before Parliament’s portfolio committees on public enterprises and energy. The R105-billion power plant is expected to ease the pressure from Eskom’s ageing power grid, which in recent months has been battling to supply electricity to both residential and industrial customers. Brown said that despite many challenges and construction delays, she was “very confident” that the synchronisation of Medupi’s Unit 6 into the national power grid would happen by December. Medupi is one of the two large coal-fired stations that Eskom is currently building. It will the first South African power station to have “super-critical” technology, and one of the world’s largest dry cooled stations, so it will much more efficient than older coal-fired stations. The other station, Kusile, is located in Mpumalanga province and will have the same technology but with the addition of flue-gas desulphurisation, a state-of-the art technology used to remove oxides of sulphur from the exhaust flue gases of coal-fired power plants. President Jacob Zuma, in his State of the Nation address last month, said the government would pave the way for a “radical transformation” of South Africa’s energy sector as it moved to address one of the major constraints to faster economic growth in the country. This transformation, he said, would require “structural changes in the manner in which government departments, affected state-owned companies and the industry as a whole address the energy challenges”. It would also call for an injection of capital and human resources into the sector, as well as innovative approaches to fast-track procurement and delivery by the government in the sector. On Tuesday, Brown stressed the importance of increasing Eskom’s power supply capacity, saying the parastatal’s performance was vital to the country’s economic growth. She added that she wanted Eskom’s new CEO to be announced no later than mid-August. Former CEO Brian Dames stepped down at the end of March. “Following this, I have urged the board to move rapidly to fill all the other critical vacant executive positions to ensure the sustainability of the company.” She said she had also given Eskom’s board until September to produce a plan on ensuring the sustainability of South Africa’s national power grid. SAnews.gov.za and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

How Change.org Puts More Power Into The Hands Of People

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#crowdsourcing#international#marketing#Non-Profits#politics A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit If you tuned into the Presidential debates this past Fall you may have caught the one moderated by CNN personality Candy Crowley. Remarkably, it was the first presidential debate moderated by a female in 20 years. Wonder how that dry spell ended? Because of a petition created at Change.org.Debate organizers were influenced by three Montclair, N.J. high school students, who, inspired by a civics class, were able to sign up more than 180,000 supporters for their online petition.30 Million SignaturesMajor victories like these have drawn more than 30 million people to endorse petitions at Change.org, a figure that’s growing at a blistering pace of 2 million each month. Jennifer Dulski, who left Google this past month to become the organization’s President and COO, tells me that her biggest priority is making sure Change.org has a fast, stable platform and to make it easier for people to create and sign petitions.One of the biggest challenges of finding innovative new ways of doing things is monetization, and that’s where Change.org shines. The company has in effect become a marketing machine for mostly non-profit organizations. It has also boosted its beneficial standing by becoming a certified B Corp.Change.org is designed to make creating petitions easy, and features selected petitions on its home page.Future ChangesThe way Change.org works is simple. Anyone can start a petition for free, but qualified organizations can send sponsored petitions to specific Change.org members by paying a premium. “Every package is custom built for each sponsor,” Dulski says, adding that “we have people in house who know how to make petitions stronger.”The future for sponsored Change.org petitioners seems bright. Dulski promises that the company is “going to develop a great analytics platform for sponsors, so we’re able to better reach the kind of people who are passionate about their causes.”One recent victory had 200,000 Gatorade consumers using Change.org to demand the removal of the controversial ingredient BVO from its product bottles. Gatorade removed the ingredient, scoring a victory for the 15-year-old Mississippi teenager who started the petition.International ActionWhile most of its biggest victories have been in the U.S., Change.org has become a global phenomenon. “We have staff in 18 countries,” notes Dulski. A perfect example of that global power was the petition calling for Malala Yyousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot for advocating female education, to be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. This petition, posted by Tarek Fatah of Toronto, has gained more than 287,000 supporters.With influence comes power that translates into more galvanizing events – and that, in turn, attracts even more users. Do you have an innovation that could use the gravy train of a complementary business? Can you leverage the Time Compression Ubertrend to create a service that helps consumers save time? I’m ready to file my petition to help America become more innovative. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…center_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification michael tchonglast_img read more

Dangal not an ad film on the Phogats: Aamir

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 8(PTI) Superstar Aamir Khan says his upcoming “Dangal” is a sports film based on the life of wrestlers Geeta, Babita and their father and has not been made as a piece of advertisement of the Phogat family.Aamir, 51, is essaying the role of the wrestling family patriarch Mahavir Singh and says his main motive to make the film is to make the audience aware of the struggles and achievements of the Phogat sisters.”I knew about the Phogat family. I think the biggest way we could promote the Phogat sisters and Mahavir was by making a film on them. And that is what we have done,” he told reporters in a group interview.”So after watching the film, hopefully people will appreciate them more perhaps. They will appreciate what the family has been through, the struggles, the achievements and the resilience that they have shown.”Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, “Dangal” will release on December 23.Often it has been seen in Bollywood that the actors, who play certain sportsperson in a biopic, overshadow the real life person.Aamir says through “Dangal” he is neither promoting himself nor the sportsperson but rather decided to take on the subject because he was “creatively excited” about their story.”My purpose to make this film was not to promote a sports personality or myself. When I am making a film its because I love the story. It is because I am creatively excited about the film.”And I want to share it with audience. My primary responsibility is to make a good film not promote anyone. Thats what I concentrate on.”advertisementSuperstar Salman Khan also played a wrestler this year in “Sultan” and Aamir says he has watched the film and liked it.”I dont watch too many films but I watched Sultan and I liked it. I watched Ae Dil Hai Mushkil as well and I really liked Ranbirs performance in it.” PTI JCH ZMNlast_img read more

Children in Detention Centres to Benefit from Counselling Workshops

first_imgChildren in detention centres, along with their parents, will benefit from counselling workshops being organised by the Ministry of Youth and Culture. The sessions are being planned by a special Children Support Taskforce, consisting of a wide cross section of civil society groups and individuals who have come on board to assist with parenting and other interventions. Convenor of the group is Rev. Dr. Marjorie Lewis and Deputy Convenor is Psychiatrist, Dr. Aggrey Irons. Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, in an interview with JIS News said the sessions will be rolled out this summer. “They are now finalizing the curriculum, finalizing the schedule and we are very pleased about this process,” she said. Additionally, Miss Hanna said the Ministry will be rolling out a project dubbed, ‘Art for Life’, where children in State care will be exposed to art, music, dance and poetry. She said the sessions will complement the regular programmes of the institution. “We feel, especially in those situations where some of our young women, for whatever reasons, have ended up there…they need avenues for expressions and that’s what the Art for Life programme is about,” she said, adding that the programme is being sponsored by the CHASE Fund. Highlighting the importance of the counselling workshops, the Minister said it is important for the children to have counselling with their family members. “At some point they will be re-integrated into their families and there needs to be a transition and an understanding of how that transition will take place. That is one of the critical reasons why we have decided to put it in place,” she added. Miss Hanna had announced in her recent presentation in the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, that the ‘Art for Life’ programme would initially include female children at Fort Augusta, the Horizon Remand Centre and the Homestead Place of Safety in Stony Hill.She said the Department of Correctional Services, Child Development Agency, Edna Manley College, the National Gallery, the Institute of Jamaica and the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission will collaborate on the initiative.Contact: E. Hartman Reckordlast_img read more

Santoku Senpaku Orders Capesize Pair at SWS

first_imgzoom Japanese shipowner and operator Santoku Senpaku has ordered two 186,000 dwt bulkers from Chinese Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS).The duo is slated for delivery in 2019, according to Intermodal Research and Valuations.The Japanese shipping company is said to be paying USD 45 million per vessel.As disclosed, the newbuildings will feature a wide beam and meet IMO NOx Tier III requirements.China’s Tsuneishi Zhoushan shipbuilder is building a third newbuild bulker for the company. The Panamax bulk carrier boasts 81,600 dwt and is slated for delivery later this year, VesselsValue data shows.Santoku Shipping owns and manages 118 vessels, including small capesize bulk carriers, containerships, pure car carriers, wood-chip carriers, reefers, and chemical tankers.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Amazing video of Orca whales swimming behind boat off coast of San

first_imgAmazing video of Orca whales swimming behind boat off coast of San Diego Posted: September 11, 2018 Mike McKinnon III, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A new video of a pod of Orca whales swimming near a boat is making a splash.The video comes courtesy of BRINK Expeditions.The encounter happened near the Coronado Islands in Mexican waters and lasted for an hour and a half. The whales can be seen racing alongside the boat, and jumping in the boat’s wake. Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwittercenter_img Mike McKinnon III September 11, 2018 Updated: 9:10 AMlast_img read more

SANDAG Navy Ink Agreement to Consider Redevelopment of Old Town Naval Complex

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom July 10, 2019 SANDAG, Navy Ink Agreement to Consider Redevelopment of Old Town Naval Complex KUSI Newsroom, center_img Posted: July 10, 2019 Mayor Faulconer, Navy officials and SANDAG announce agreement to explore putting a transit hub for the Airport on redeveloped NAVWAR complex property in Midway area pic.twitter.com/zF9ezHr2AL— Ed Lenderman (@EdLendermanKUSI) July 10, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Association of Governments signed a memorandum of understanding with local U.S. Navy officials Wednesday to collaboratively draft a redevelopment plan for the Naval Base Point Loma Old Town Complex.According to SANDAG, the agreement does not require either party to take action on the 70-acre property, but it will allow both sides to discuss their vision for the complex’s future. The agreement opens the door to potentially use the complex as San Diego’s “Grand Central Station” to connect public rail transit to the San Diego International Airport.“This is the beginning of what I expect to be a long partnership with the Navy,” said SANDAG board Chair and Poway Mayor Steve Vaus. “The MOU creates the opportunity for SANDAG and the Navy to do something very special in the region, clearing a path for us to work on a major transportation hub and providing a transit link to the airport.”Although planning for the potential transit hub is still in its nascent stages and years from completion, the project has the support of SANDAG Executive Chairman Hasan Ikhrata and San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, who sits on the SANDAG board.“This is an amazing opportunity to strengthen the Navy’s presence in San Diego, create thousands of jobs and make it easier for people across the region to get to and from the airport,” Faulconer said. “This agreement is a promising beginning to what could be one of the most transformative projects in our region’s history.”The project could eventually receive partial funding from the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, which signed a 10-year agreement with its airline partners last week to fund improvements to public transportation to and from the airport.The complex is currently home to Naval cybersecurity and information officials, including the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command. More than 3,500 personnel currently work at the World War II-era complex, using it for lab and storage space.“The Navy remains dedicated to creating a more modern, efficient workspace on the OTC property to better meet the mission requirements of Naval Information Warfare Systems Command and the other tenants on the property, while working closely with SANDAG and other entities to foster robust community engagement for this project,” said Capt. Mark Edelson, the commanding officer of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest.last_img read more