San Miguel-Alab targets sweep, finals berth

first_imgCargo Movers advance to Final 4 Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident “We can’t just expect them (Hong Kong) to show up and give us that Finals spot. We have to work hard for 40 minutes and execute. That’s the only way for us to get to the Finals.”Alab is hoping to avoid a deciding Game 3 which will be played in Hong Kong on Friday, if necessary. The winner of the series will face the survivor of the matchup between Mono Vampire of Thailand and Chong Son Kung Fu of China. The Thais lead the series, 1-0.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Alab Pilipinas. Photo from ASEAN Basketball League FacebookPeaking at just about the right time in the Asean Basketball League (ABL), San Miguel-Alab Pilipinas seeks to punch a ticket to the Finals and dethrone Hong Kong Eastern on Sunday night at City of Santa Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Laguna.With imports Renaldo Balkman and Justin Brownlee in fine form and the support crew playing with plenty of confidence, Alab aims to sweep the best-of-three semifinals in the 8 p.m. duel with an Eastern team that relies heavily on just three players, including PBA-bound Filipino-German Christian Standhardinger.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIEScenter_img MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Balkman proved almost unstoppable on Wednesday night, scoring a playoff record 46 points and grabbing 14 rebounds as the Filipino club nailed their first win in Hong Kong with a 98-94 upset of the second-seeded Eastern at Southorn Stadium.Brownlee was also instrumental with 16 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists, while the local crew led by Ray Parks came up with solid contributions on both ends.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBut coach Jimmy Alapag remained wary of Hong Kong, especially with the way it fought back from a double-digit deficit at the end of the third period to give Alab an endgame scare.“They are the defending champions and they’ve shown the past two seasons that they are capable of overcoming challenges,” said Alapag of the enemy. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 awardlast_img read more

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Without Blatche, Clarkson for Gilas, SBP ‘thought best not to send’ for Asian Games

first_imgTrump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Clarkson first had to get clearance from the Cleveland Cavaliers, his mother team, and the NBA to be able to get a chance to play in with the Philippines in the Asian Games.Those clearances, however, are just some of the requirements for Clarkson to play in the Asian Games as the SBP still has to make a petition to the Olympic Council of Asia to include the Cavalier in the final lineup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Vargas’ words echoed what Yeng Guiao thought was the reason why SBP decided to back out of the competition.“If we can’t form a competitive team, why must we embarrass ourselves if we will go unprepared and not equipped,” said Guiao Thursday night shortly after the withdrawal was announced.READ: Failure to form competitive Asiad team led to SBP pullout, says Guiao“I want to bring a team that can compete and we can be proud of. In the process of completing the lineup there were doubts on whether we can really compete with the players requested.”Vargas said Clarkson’s eligibility for the Asian Games was still in limbo almost a month after the deadline for the lineups passed on June 30.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ FILE – POC chief Ricky Vargas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhilippine Olympic Committee President Ricky Vargas said the lack of players to form a competitive lineup was what prompted the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas to back out of the 2018 Asian Games.Vargas, who is also the PBA Board chairman, said they could not secure the services of naturalized center Andray Blatche and Filipino-American Jordan Clarkson to bolster Rain or Shine’s core for the Jakarta games.ADVERTISEMENT Failure to form competitive Gilas team led to SBP Asiad pullout, says Guiao ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced “The PBA was ready to lend to the SBP, the problem was there was no Blatche, no Clarkson,” said Vargas in a conference call with the media at PBA office on Thursday. “Those are two important pieces to the puzzle.”READ: SBP makes U-turn, withdraws from Asian GamesFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“They [the SBP] thought best not to send.”Vargas admitted that the SBP decision was an “unpopular” one “but they had to make the decision.” LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

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Guyanese music legend Johnny Braff dies

first_imgJohnny Braff performing his 1960s hit song “It Burns Inside”VLUU L200 / Samsung L200Guyanese music legend, Johnny Critchlow Braithwaite, M.S., also known as ‘Johnny Braff’ died on Wednesday morning at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.Braff, who was a resident at Palms Geriatric Home on Brickdam, Georgetown, died at about 04:00h.Braff, who was known for the hit song “Stop the music…It Burns Inside”, celebrated his 82nd birthday in July and was feted by the Social Protection Ministry at a special concert held in his honour.In May, he was given the national award – Medal of Service – by President David Granger.The music legend has also received a number of honours over the years, among them is the Guyana Folk Festival 2002 Wordsworth McAndrew Award.The former Kitty, Georgetown resident began singing at the age of 18. At the time, he was working as a plumber at the then bauxite company Demba in the late 1950s.Since then, he has played to sold-out crowds at Madison Square Garden, New York City; Mexico, Canada, London and across Europe. He left Guyana in the 1970s after recording a number of hits in the 1960s. In 2010, Braff had announced that he would be recording his third album called “Jump on My Wings, Let’s Go for a Ride to Heaven”, under his self-titled label, Braff Recording, in Brooklyn.Meanwhile, President David Granger extended condolences at the death of Braithwaite.last_img read more

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Govt mulls building joint oil facility with Suriname

first_img– to review Chevron’s application for oil blocksBy Samuel SukhnandanNatural Resources Minister Raphael TrotmanAs time draws closer for Guyana becoming an oil producing country, certain mechanisms are being put in place to prepare for this new industry and one example is a plan to develop an onshore oil facility.In an effort to get this started, Government has resumed dialogue with its eastern neighbour – Suriname – to look at the possibility of developing a joint industrial centre that will hopefully service both countries.Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman told Guyana Times on Monday that Government plans to make preparations for a feasibility study that will determine the location and size of the facility.“We are hoping by the end of the year to hopefully start or finish a feasibility study to see where and what type of facility we are going to have. It is without a doubt we are going to have an onshore facility but it’s a matter of where and the design,” the Minister explained.Some US$500 million has been mooted by the Government to build an onshore oil and gas facility at Crab Island, at the mouth of the Berbice River. The facility, which will largely support ExxonMobil’s offshore oil exploration and production operations, will include heliports and supplies, maintenance and transportation hubs.Back in March, Trotman had stated that Cabinet had approved a consultancy whose report will guide the Government on the way forward on the matter of an oil refinery for the country.The Minister revealed that there had also been some overtures from the Government of Trinidad and Tobago for the refining of Guyana’s oil, and said he expects a formal proposal to be made from Trinidad and Tobago in this regard.Trotman made the point that the current below optimum operating positions of Suriname and Trinidad bring into stark focus the need for Guyana to be careful in considering whether or not to have a refinery.However, while the Government had declared its unwillingness to build an oil refinery, after it was revealed by a US consultant that it was not feasible, they had welcomed private investors to submit proposals if they desire to build a refinery. But Trotman said no submissions have been made so far.Meanwhile, speaking about United States supermajor Chevron’s intention to participate in offshore activities in Guyana, Trotman said the company has put in a good application for some acreage.He said, “It is to be considered and I will be asking Cabinet in a few weeks for some guidance. But I would say it’s a very good proposal and it shows that Chevron as a world class company has very keen interest in coming into Guyana.”Meanwhile, touching on the training opportunities provided to locals in the oil industry, the Minister said that process has started not only at the University of Guyana but other educational institutions.“We are plugging little things like scholarships and asking companies themselves when they make applications to come into our country, as we are very keen on their corporate social responsibility, what are they prepared to give back by way of training and scholarships for young people rather than just saying they are coming to mine our oil and gold.”Successful drilling by ExxonMobil raised the stature of Guyana, as the company on October 5 announced its fifth offshore oil discovery in a little more than two years. Guyana is poised to become a significant producer as a result of the growing string of discoveries.The latest success is the Turbot-1 well, which encountered a reservoir of 75 feet of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone in the primary objective. ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana began drilling on August 14, and the well reached a depth of 18,445 feet in 5912 feet of water on September 29.Once the Turbot well is completed, the Stena Carron drillship will move to the Ranger prospect. An additional well on the Turbot discovery is planned for 2018.The Turbot-1 well follows previous discoveries at Liza, Payara, Snoek, and Liza Deep. The Turbot discovery is located in the southeastern portion of the Stabroek Block.last_img read more

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Huskies avenge buzzer-beater loss in Dawson Creek

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies were able to redeem themselves against the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks this past weekend.The Jr. C’s won the previous meeting between the two teams when Dawson Creek’s Wesley Shipton fired a shot past goalie Tavis Viens with 0.1 seconds left to seal the deal 5-4. Keen for revenge, the Huskies returned to the Jr. C’s barn on Friday night. The Jr. Canucks struck first, scoring just 15 seconds into the game. Just over five minutes in, the Jr. Canucks took an interference penalty, and it didn’t take long for Fort St. John’s special teams to capitalise. Matthew Apsassin tied things up at one apiece with the man advantage, assisted by brother Jarod and Jacob Lang. Though the Huskies got another power play four minutes later, it was the Jr. C’s that would score short-handed to make it 2-1.In the second period things started to get exciting. Jacob Lang scored just sixteen seconds into the frame to tie the game at two, assisted by Gary Loewen and Aiden Tegart. A scrum erupted in front of the Jr. Canucks net that resulted in Tegart, Loewen, and Dawson Creek’s Colin Mathieson and Sam Needham being assessed 2 minutes for roughing and ten minute Misconducts. With Mathieson earning an extra Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalty, the Huskies again found themselves on the power play. Adam Bowie gave the Huskies a 3-2 lead just one second before the extra penalty expired, assisted by Jarod Land and Thomas Webster. Though Dawson Creek would score twice more in the period, Apsassin scored his second of the game with 4:20 left to tie things up once again.- Advertisement -In the third, Thomas Webster would give the Huskies the lead once again just over two minutes in on a feed from Teagan McMullin and Joshua Robinson. Jonathan Bateman stopped all ten shots in the period to help the Huskies to a 5-4 win.On Saturday night, the Huskies weren’t able to earn another two points, as they faced the league-leading Fairview Flyers on the road. Despite goals from Gary Loewen and Thomas Webster in the first, and Matthew Apassin in the second, the Flyers ended up taking the win 6-3 to increase their lead over the North Peace Navigators in the standings to four points.The Huskies are just one point behind the Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks, who occupy third spot in the NWJHL standings. The Huskies and Jr. Canucks play one final regular season game against each other in Fort St. John on Wednesday, February 8th. Puck drop at the North Peace Arena is at 8:00 p.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

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ESPN gave Gary Miller national exposure, but KCAL allows an L.A. baseball identity

first_img“It’s just a part of the morphing into a new role,” said the 50-year-old forever-young-looking Miller, enjoying another iced tea at an outdoor restaurant Wednesday on a non-snowy winter day in Hollywood. Miller logged 17 years at ESPN, spending many a night on “SportsCenter” or “Baseball Tonight” or as a dugout reporter on regional games. It was ESPN who sent him out this way in 1999 to succeed Chris Myers as the host of Roy Firestone-created “Up Close.” That lasted only three years before it was eventually, and unfortunately, phased out. In the process, he met his future wife, Lisa Marie, a North Hollywood native who was the show’s office manager. Taping the show out of the Anaheim ESPN Zone restaurant, Miller was able to start a family in Santa Ana with now 5-year-old daughter Calle and 2-year-old son Rigley (that’s as in Wrigley Field, but minus the “W”). Some regional biases die harder than others. But Miller knew as soon as he landed in this part of the country that he wanted to stay. “I knew as I was doing (`Up Close’) that it was the greatest job I’d ever have, and looking back, I think the industry as a whole is missing a good, unedited interview show like that one,” Miller said. “It bugged me that the network was going more and more away from interviewing athletes and more to having their own analysts like (Peter) Gammons or a (Sean) Salisbury provide the soundbites to the day’s news. Maybe it’s because they’re not afraid to say things that an athlete that’s too middle-of-the-road won’t say.” For the Chicago-area native whose sports TV career was shaped by long stops at the all-sports monolith in Bristol, Conn., as well as in Atlanta during the growing stages of CNN and Headline News, the mistaken identity is understandable. But a year has gone by since KCAL-Channel9 hired him as a weekend anchor and co-host for the station’s Dodgers pregame telecasts. A recent year-long run on KSPN-AM (710) as an afternoon host on a show called “West Coast Bias” could be an even bigger clue to his region of choice for those still confused. How can it not crack up Gary Miller every time he’s walking through an airport or a crowded a baseball stadium and he gets recognized. Sort of. “Someone will say, ‘Hey, I just saw you last night on ESPN,”‘ Miller said. “OK, even though I haven’t done a `SportsCenter’ in eight years …” center_img We interrupt this story for an “Up Close”-esque segue: Some in the media industry assumed Miller’s reassignment to California was part of a career makeover. It came a year after an infamous incident in Cleveland, where Miller went through the embarrassment of an arrest for urinating out a second-story window on to two off-duty police officers on the night before the Cleveland Indians were to play the Baltimore Orioles in an American League playoff game at Jacobs Field. Do an Internet search for the story, and the version of what happened in the newspapers, and what Miller actually remembers taking place, are quite different. Miller says he was definitely drinking at the open-bar party, hosted by the American League. He needed to use the restroom but the lines were too long, so he grabbed an empty beer bottle and filled it up. The next thing he knew, he was getting a tap on the shoulder by police officers and being handcuffed. Newspaper reports quoted the police as saying he had “an instrument used for drugs” – Miller said it was a plastic dental pick – and the reported “residue” in his pockets were from aspirin and Rolaids. Charged with indecency, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, Miller immediately pleaded not guilty, and changed it in the December trial to no-contest. The way the story was reported – and it happened shortly after media frenzy over Marv Albert’s arrest for assaulting a sexual partner in a hotel room – has a profound affect on how Miller takes his journalistic approach to dealing with information about an arrested athlete or someone who’s going through public scrutiny. “I was angry about all the misinformation, and I was aware of it immediately,” he said. “When I was released, there were other reporters waiting to talk to me and I said, `You better get your facts right before you put them out there.’ “All that really did change me. It’s not like I was 20 in a frat house where it was some badge of honor. The thing that bothered me most was that the stories said, `Gary Miller, 40 …’ That’s not what I wanted to be doing with my life. I haven’t had a drink since. “But I did put myself in that situation. Since then, I had to interview athletes such as a Doc Gooden or Darryl Strawberry, and I guess I felt I could relate more to them after having my own public incident and the repercussions that go with it, having your life played out in the media.” A strong spiritual force in Miller’s life also helped him reach a moment of epiphany after the incident. Having thick skin helps, too, when an employer lets you go without warning, which is basically what happened with him when KSPN-AM dropped him suddenly in November. Station management said Miller wasn’t opinionated enough, but somehow, the show he co-hosted with D’Marco Farr was successful enough that performance bonuses were kicking in for reaching certain ratings plateaus. Miller says he’s still receiving checks in the mail for that. “Based on my experience in the industry, it was not related at all to the content of the show, but to save money,” said Miller, who had been at the station for several years prior to the regular spot. “I’ve experienced almost every manner of discontinuation, but being let go for too much success and record ratings was a first. It was dumbfounding, especially when management said it takes 18 months for a show to really get running, and we had been doing it just a year.” The “bad taste” he says that is left from that radio gig is compounded by the fact that Farr, whom he recruited to join him for the show, hasn’t made any contact with him since then. There must be some strange reason, then, why KSPN feels compelled to keep Miller on the payroll. Tom Hoffarth is a columnist for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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Eubanks to headline Poppy Festival

first_imgLANCASTER – “Tonight Show” bandleader and jazz guitarist Kevin Eubanks will be one of the headline performers at this month’s California Poppy Festival. Eubanks is replacing musician Wayman Tisdale, who recently underwent surgery and has canceled performances through December. The 16th annual festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 21 and 22 at Lancaster City Park, 43011 N. 10th St. W. This year, the flowers aren’t expected to be the stars of the festival because of the dry winter. But the show will go on. Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for seniors and children ages 6 to 12. Children younger than 6 will be admitted free. For information, visit www.poppyfestival.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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From gas guzzler to green machine

first_imgHybrid vehicles such as the Toyota Prius are on track to achieve record U.S. sales this year, according to J.D. Power and Associates, and a growing number of gas-electric models are entering the competitive auto market. Brooks and other small business owners like her want to appeal to people who love attention-grabbing cars but don’t realize they can drive them and leave a smaller tread mark on the environment. LoveCraft Bio-Fuels in Los Angeles has converted more than 1,400 vehicles to run on vegetable oil by installing a system of heaters, pumps and filters. Its most famous client was Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who modified one of his Hummers. “To take the vehicle that symbolizes one of the worst environmental violators and get it to run on vegetable oil was pretty cool,” LoveCraft co-founder Brian Friedman said. Brooks runs Biobling with her husband, Eric Cadora, who scours the Internet to help clients find used cars that can run on biodiesel. The couple charge a 10 percent finder’s fee and more if the vehicle gets tricked out with custom paint, wheels or decals. Brooks began promoting green cars when she bought a Prius in 2002. After discovering its benefits, she bought a fleet of hybrids for employees at her advertising and marketing company. Two years later, she was amazed to learn that any old diesel car could run on biodiesel with little or no modification. That’s because it’s made with plant oil refined to remove a sticky compound called glycerin that would otherwise harm engines. She set off by buying a diesel Mercedes. Her collection grew as she trolled through eBay and other Web sites for old muscle cars she’s coveted since she was a little girl. Today, at least 10 vehicles are parked on her property in Malibu. They include the Lincoln Continental Mark V designed by the late fashion designer Bill Blass. Her Chevy Tahoe demonstrates that it’s possible to drive a jumbo SUV without fouling the air. And with an increasing number of filling stations in Southern California selling biodiesel, motorists don’t have to go too far out of their way to feed their green machines. A Los Angeles architect who got his 1980 Mercedes coupe from Biobling boasted that he hasn’t bought gasoline in nearly a year. Though he spends about $3.29 per gallon for biodiesel, Warren Wagner said he didn’t mind paying more for fuel that’s produced domestically. “I’m not supporting big oil,” Wagner said. “When I’m driving it around, my car is an ambassador for alternative transportation.” The Southern California Biodiesel Users Group boasts about 2,000 members. Four friends who had LoveCraft mechanics convert a Ford pickup to run on vegetable oil plan to take the truck on a yearlong road trip from Orange County to the tip of South America. Their mission is to advocate the use of recycled cooking oil to fuel diesel engine cars. “People are going to think we’re totally insane,” said Sean Robbins, 25, of Newport Beach. “But if people can learn about how simple it can be to make a few mechanical changes to let cars run on veggie oil, then it’ll be worth getting laughed at.” And an auto mechanic living in the bucolic Ojai Valley north of Los Angeles is out to show that biodiesel isn’t for wimps. Joel Woolf’s company Veg Powered Systems calls its conversion service “Veg My Ride,” a riff on the popular MTV series “Pimp My Ride,” which gives old cars flashy makeovers. Woolf tests his parts by racing his veggie-fueled trucks in the high desert. He and his friends begin the competition with a tailgate party, where they deep-fry food in a vat of hot oil. When the oil cools down a bit, they filter it, feed the tank and rev their engines. “We’ll blow their doors off,” Woolf said. “When we’re all done, everybody at the racetrack will know about our veggie truck.” If they don’t eat his dust, they’ll at least be able to taste his exhaust – it smells like tempura.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But it’s her 1996 Chevy Tahoe that turns the most heads with a rear window decal declaring “It’s time to kick gas” and a personalized license plate reading “OFF OIL.” The petite 49-year-old business owner might be a car junkie, but she’s indulging her obsession without polluting the air by running her rides on biodiesel and other alternative fuels. “I feel so superior driving next to a Hummer and going, `Dude, yo, look at this: This is what you should be doing,”‘ Brooks said. With her Earth-friendly-car finder service, Biobling, Brooks is one of many entrepreneurs turning gas guzzlers into green machines as the interest in alternative fuel steadily spreads nationwide. Auto shops and online-based businesses are popping up in Maui, Hawaii; Louisville, Ky.; and Easthampton, Mass., offering do-it-yourself conversion kits, recycled vegetable oil, fuel delivery and other services Current concerns about climate change, high gasoline prices and uncertain availability of foreign oil have brought increased interest in alternative fuels. FUELS: More businesses will “veg” your ride, allowing use of alternatives such as biodiesel. By Daisy Nguyen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Colette Brooks’ sprawling ocean-view property in Malibu is dotted with tricked out cars – including a low-rider Lincoln Continental and a Cadillac with plush leather seats. last_img
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Teaching the art of math and science

first_imgThe Antelope Valley partnership can apply for renewal of funding for up to 90 percent of the original grant. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe June 26-30 workshop is for teachers in the four districts. The instructors will learn about graphing calculators, and math and science kits developed by the partnership Teachers also will receive a visit from a Mars exploration team from Arizona State University, whose members will talk about different science projects instructors can do in class. The deadline to enroll in the summer workshop is April 30. The workshop can handle up to 210 teachers. Other activities in the 11/2-year-old program have included other types of training workshops and a tour of the San Andreas fault in Palmdale, Amarant said. The federal grant is disbursed through the state. A total of $18.4 million is available for continued funding for a two-year period beginning July 2006. PALMDALE – An Antelope Valley program funded by a nearly $900,000 federal grant and aimed at increasing math and science achievement among students will be holding a training workshop for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade teachers in June. The Antelope Valley Mathematics and Science Partnership, part of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, consists of four elementary school districts trying to enhance the knowledge and teaching skills of classroom teachers to help boost low student test scores. “The grant was written for the four districts. Part of the criteria is that they look for schools that need help,” program director Jeremy Amarant said. The partnership is made up of Eastside Union, Keppel Union, Palmdale and Wilsona school districts, with Palmdale serving as the lead agency. last_img read more

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ANOTHER TORNADO STRIKES DONEGAL!

first_imgA massive tornado has struck Donegal this morning.The massive tornado or wind tunnel struck around 10.30am this morning at Slieve Sneacht near Buncrana.The tornado, which can be seen clearly for more than three minutes, did touch ground close to the mountain but did not cause serious damage. The amazing video footage was captured by local girl Niamh O Raw from Umricam.It is estimated the tornado was more than 700 metres in height and could be seen “twisting” in the middle because of its large size.Niamh’s dad John O Raw, who teaches computer science ay LYIT, said it was an incredile sight.“Niamh was out doing her chores trying to earn a few extra euro in pocket money when she noticed the tornado. “It was an incredible sight and was certainly a very large tornado – ut to 700 metres in height I would estimate,” he said.John said he wtinessed another tornado on the shores of Lough Swilly last week – just minutes before he witnessed the Killer Whales along with wildlife ranger Emmett Johnston.“Inishowen and Donegal has so much going for it. Earthquakes, killer whales, Northern Lights and tornadoes – sure where else would you get it,” he said.  ANOTHER TORNADO STRIKES DONEGAL! was last modified: June 12th, 2012 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:buncranadonegaltornadolast_img read more

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