Education Ministry Lays out GSAT Transfer Policy

first_imgAdvertisements Education Ministry Lays out GSAT Transfer Policy EducationJune 9, 2009 RelatedEducation Ministry Lays out GSAT Transfer Policy RelatedEducation Ministry Lays out GSAT Transfer Policycenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Ministry of Education is reminding parents and guardians of students who sat the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) that transfers are NOT normally accommodated.However, where parents or guardians have genuine reasons, such as their relocation from one area of the country to another, they can ask for transfers, but they are NOT to approach the Ministry as a first step in requesting transfers of their children.Parents or guardians who want to move their children from schools to which they were assigned through the GSAT are to follow a number of steps.The first step is for a parent or guardian to approach the school they want their child to attend, and seek the institution’s acceptance. If the child can be accommodated, the parents or guardians are to get an acceptance letter from the principal. They are then to get a release letter from the school at which the child was placed.The parents or guardians should then send a copy of the acceptance letter, a copy of the release letter and a copy of a letter of request asking for approval of the transfer to the Senior Education Officer, Secondary, in the regional office. A letter of approval will then be sent by the Ministry of Education to the parents or guardians and copied to the accepting and releasing schools.The results of the GSAT are to be released to schools on June 10, 2009.The results will indicate the Grade 7 placements assigned to all 47,815 candidates who sat the examination on March 26 and 27, 2009.Parents and guardians are to report to the school their child currently attends for the examination results.Scholarships awarded on the basis of performance on the GSAT and on criteria established by sponsoring bodies will be published within two weeks of the release of the results. RelatedEducation Ministry Lays out GSAT Transfer Policylast_img read more

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Lord Frost CMG appointed as a Minister of State in Cabinet Office

first_imgLord Frost CMG appointed as a Minister of State in Cabinet Office The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Lord Frost CMG as a Minister of State in the Cabinet Office.Lord Frost will be a full member of Cabinet. His appointment will take effect from 1 March 2021.BackgroundAs earlier signalled, Lord Frost will lead the UK’s institutional and strategic relationship with the EU and help drive through changes to maximise the opportunities of Brexit, including on international trade and economic issues.This will include:co-ordinating relations with the EU institutions and the 27 member states, working closely with the FCDO and other Departments with an interest;working on domestic reform and regulation to maximise on the opportunities of Brexit;leading on central coordination and policy resolution on international trade policy, working closely with DIT; andbecoming the UK Chair of the Partnership Council and the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agreement, Brexit, Cabinet, council, Effect, EU, Europe, Government, International trade, Minister, Queen, reform, regulation, resolution, trade, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

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Little Things You Can Do For Your Mental Health

first_img Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Top Ten #LittleThings you can do for your mental health1. Talk it out: We’re all guilty of harbouring our personal problems/stressful situations, not wanting to burden friends and family… but we need to realise this is merely a short term solution to a long term problem. Conversations are crucial & take a surprising amount of weight off our shoulders. Whether it’s a medical professional or simply a friend – it’s important to talk it out and avoid small problems escalating.2. Start your day in a positive way: This small simple task that can give you great perspective for the day ahead. Every morning when you wake up, make a note (either mental or on paper) of 5 things you are grateful for – “a gratitude journal”. It might take discipline to get started but negativity is a pervasive emotion but you can break the cycle by reminding yourself of #littlethings you feel positive about.3. Get your body moving: Easier said than done perhaps, but the importance of releasing plenty of happy endorphins when you’re not feeling yourself is paramount. You don’t have to commit to becoming a gym bunny or sign up for Marathons – start small with brisk walks on a sunny evening, dancing with friends, cycling to work or even hiking with friends at the weekend. The release of a light jog when you’re frustrated might just surprise you.4. Make the kitchen your friend: After a long hard & irritating day the simple solution is to treat ourselves to something delicious, easy & probably not that nutritionally beneficial for dinner…. bad idea. Good food is essential to make sure your mind and body work properly. It doesn’t have to be a gourmet meal but, picking a few simple 30 minute recipes to create a healthy, balanced & therefore guilt free meal can be extremely gratifying. Buy a bag of nuts to snack on, put on your favourite album & get started!5. Don’t just count sheep: The benefits of a good night’s sleep are self-evident yet still most of us struggle to get our 8 hours. Lying awake with your mind racing often ruin our best intentions to get an “early night”. Believe it or not a good sleep routine takes work & there are #littlethings we can do to encourage a sounder sleep on a nightly basis. Cut down on caffeine -especially in the evening, turn your phone off an hour before bed & develop a wind down routine with a good book or ambient music. Allow the mind to relax & prepare for rest.6. Expand your network of friends%3 WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Previous article10 Things You Need To Know About Census 2016Next articleCampbell claims Cope Christmas cards were sent in Oireachtas envelopes admin Twitter Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Little Things You Can Do For Your Mental Health WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By admin – December 22, 2015 LUH still not ready to restore IT systemslast_img read more

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Director of Affiliated Housing

first_imgCalifornia State University, Sacramento and Greystar havepartnered to provide facilities, residence life, and operationsmanagement services to the newest on campus student community,Hornet Commons, expected to be completed by the Fall 2021semester.Job SummaryThe Director of Affiliated Housing facilitates overall operationsfor Upper Eastside Lofts, a 403-bed off-campus property, and willoversee Hornet Commons, the six building 1,100 bed on-campusstudent community currently under development.This position provides the overall leadership for a comprehensivehousing program and works directly with California StateUniversity, Sacramento (Sac State) to support the University’sacademic mission and strategic priorities. This position oversees ateam of full-time and part-time team members and amultimillion-dollar operating budget.The Director of Affiliated Housing serves as a direct link betweenSac State, Greystar, students and facility management and buildingoperations. They are responsible for positively contributing to ahigh quality, living-learning residential experience forstudents.Specific responsibilities include the oversight of all budget andadministrative activities, residence life program functions, humanresources, rent collection, and facilities management. They serveas liaison to the Greystar Regional Property Manager, theUniversity Housing and Residence Life, Dining, Safety and Security,etc. Additionally, they are responsible for the development,implementation and monitoring of departmental budgets. Thisposition is responsible for developing, implementing, andevaluating all student-focused systems and processes that supportstudent retention, mirror institutional thinking, and support theoperational and financial goals of Greystar and University Housingand Residence Life.Primary DutiesManage daily operations of the property to achieve establishedbudgeted financial and operational goalsDirects, supervises, trains, and evaluates all staff managingfacilities and maintenance, assignments, operations and customerserviceManages Residence Life staff and functions to ensure excellentexperience for move-in and move-out of all on-campus housingfacilitiesWorks in partnership with the University, Greystar, and otherstakeholders to ensure successful facility management, operations,and occupancySupports the development of FF&E Inventories, CapitalImprovement and Preventive Maintenance PlansActively leads the preparation of the yearly budgets andfinancial plan and the maintenance and facilities monthlyforecastingControl expenditures by staying within constraints of theapproved budget and acts in a fiscally responsible mannerOversee the lease enforcement process by approving prospectiveresident applications, discounts, and renewalsEnsures the units and public spaces in the residence hall areclean, well maintained, and move in ready for students andconference groupsEstablishes long range planning mechanism; represents thecompany and establishes a collaborative relationship with theUniversity departments and partnersServes as Greystar’s day-to-day communication point of contactwith the UniversityParticipations in various committees assigned by Greystar oruniversity administration such as Housing Appeals Committee, DamageAppeals, Housing Assignments, and othersAssists with developing policies and processes to maintainmaximum occupancy in all residence halls and apartmentsFollows the direction of the University Police and the FireMarshall as policies pertain to life safetyLead and/or organizes tours of residential facilities to ensurepositive public relations for Greystar and the UniversityWorks directly with the University to receive and reviewreports to ensure work orders are being monitored and closedproperly; and communicate with Greystar and the Universityadministration timely on maintenance issues or other areas ofconcernAssists with coordination and support of maintainingdepartmental operations during emergency and responseOther duties as identified by Greystar or the UniversityQualificationsBachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred, with 6-9years of experience or training or a combination ofeducation/experience/training in university and/or housingoperations setting.Familiarity with database systems such asEntrata/OneSite/Yardi, THD, StarRez, and SAPPrevious experience in creating/adhering to budgets, fiscalreportingEffective verbal and written communication skillsExcellent organizational and customer service skillsIn addition to the professional environment, Greystaroffers benefit packages to include the following:Health InsuranceLife InsuranceDental InsuranceDependent Life InsuranceVoluntary Life InsuranceVacation100 percent paid parental leave for up to six weeks401(k) Retirement PlanVisit our website at www.greystarcollegiatehousing.com. EOElast_img read more

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New 6 GHz Ultra-Wideband RF/IF Recorder with a Recording Bandwidth of 2.4 GHz

first_imgPentek, Inc. has announced a new addition to the Talon® Series of spectrum recorders. The Model RTR 2742 4U 19-inch rackmount recorder is a turn-key record and playback system for ultra-wideband analog RF/IF signals. Using two 12-bit, 6.4 GHz A/D converters, this system can achieve sustained recording of 2.4 GHz bandwidth signals at rates up to 6 GBPS. The recorder can be configured as a one or two-channel system and can record real samples or complex I+Q digitally down-converted samples.Complemented by a 16-bit, 6.4 GHz D/A converter, the RTR 2742 is capable of playing back analog signal bandwidths up to 1.28 GHz. Built-in digital down- and up-converters provide flexible bandwidth and tuning frequency selection for both record and playback.The industrial-grade 4U 19-inch rackmount chassis of the RTR 2742, with hot-swappable data drives, front-panel USB ports, and I/O connectors on the rear panel, is optimized for cooling and ruggedized to operate in challenging environments.The RTR 2742 includes a 12-bit 6.4 GHz A/D that can be clocked at rates from 1.6 to 6 GHz in single-channel mode. Data can be truncated and packed as 8-bit samples, to support continuous recording up to the maximum sample rate. The D/A is capable of reproducing signals with up to 1.28 GHz of instantaneous bandwidth and includes a wide range of interpolations. The RTR 2742 provides up to 122 TB of front panel removable solid-state storage for hours of real-time, high-bandwidth signal recording.Ease of OperationAll Talon recorders are built on a Microsoft Windows platform and include Pentek’s SystemFlow software, featuring a GUI (graphical user interface), the Signal Viewer and API (Application Programming Interface). The GUI provides intuitive controls for out-of-the-box turn-key operation using point-and-click configuration management.Configurations are easily stored and can be recalled for a single-click setup. The Signal Viewer provides a virtual oscilloscope and spectrum analyzer to monitor signals before, during and after data collection. The C-callable API allows users to integrate the recorder control into larger application systems. Enhancements to the GUI allow more efficient configuration of the recording channels.The data format used for storage follows the NTFS standard, allowing users to remove drives from the instrument and read the data using standard Windows-based systems, eliminating the need for file format conversion.Talon Family Consists of the Following DevicesRTV Value Series: Low-cost rackmount systems for laboratory environmentsRTS Commercial Series: Rackmount systems for laboratory environmentsRTR Portable Series: Rugged portable systems for field useRTR Rackmount Series: Rugged rackmount systems for field useRTX Extreme Series: Rugged rackmount systems for extreme environmentsClick here to read more about the Model 2742 ultra wideband RF/IF rugged rackmount recorder. Pentek provides a Talon Recording System Simulator for evaluation of the SystemFlow software package. Click here to download the free trial package.last_img read more

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We need to find a way past Malian defence – Appiah

first_imgTournament co-favourites Ghana have had a helping hand in keeping in mind the dangers of complacency and underrating opponents. This has come in the form of results going against Senegal another side expected to go far at the 28th edition of Africa Cup of Nations.Ghana’s assistant coach James Kwasi Appiah told Cafonline.com ahead of their Saturday game against Mali in Group D in Franceville that they are not taking any chances against any team at all.Cafonline.com What are you expecting from Mali come Saturday?Appiah: Before the Botswana game we knew it was going to be tough going in Group D and coming with the tag of favourites the other teams would be keen to catch us cold and knock us out. Luckily we came through with 3 points from the Botswana but now against Mali we have another tough match ahead. We will try to break down their defence and try and get some goals. Mali is a good team. Our boys are motivated and the camp is buzzing with unity and the boys now what is at stake.Cafonline.com: How much will the absence of your captain John Mensah be a factor?Appiah: John is a great player for us and when he plays we feel defence is safe and we would have loved to have him and his defensive partner Vorsah playing but these two boys, John Boye and Jonathan Mensah will fill in for them. Mensah played well in the center back role in the last World Cup and John was the only new boy in first game against Botswana and he played well so we are confident they will do a good job on Saturday. Cafonline.com: What is the reaction and impact to you and the team when you see a side like Senegal getting knocked out of the tournament?Appiah: I was surprised with what happened to Senegal and l thought they would recover from the first loss but it wasn’t to be. I wondered why they seem to play relaxed and only started to play after they were down. I don’t know exactly what it was down to but it has made our team stay even more focused and we tell them football is developed on the African continent and all over so you cannot underrate anyone anymore. We have watched these games here with our players are aware there are no lesser teams, so Mali will be treated with utter most respect and we will seek to give a through performance against Mali.Cafonline.com: You saw Mali beat Guinea how do you intend to tackle themAppiah: The team tactics and approach for this game will be not be too different from the first game but we will change a few things accordingly. Mali put up a solid display and mounted an effective defence against Guinea so we have been working on getting goals and to do so we need to find ways to break them down.Cafonline.com: And finally how would you describe the mood in the Ghana camp ahead of the Mali game? Appiah: It is a happy camp and all is well. The team is motivated and we had a visit from the Vice President of Ghana which was great and the boys are in jovial but focused mood.last_img read more

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Boxing: Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder CLASH at New York Press conference (VIDEO)

first_imgAdvertisement 3e91zdmNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsm78Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7njrv0( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) elb2Would you ever consider trying this?😱jznrlCan your students do this? 🌚5tld5Roller skating! Powered by Firework Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder met again at the second leg of their press tour in New York on Tuesday. Both fighters promised fireworks.Advertisement Speaking today in New York, the Bronze Bomber vowed to knock out the Gypsy King, who is fighting for only the third time since his comeback.During the second stop of their three-city media tour which took place in New York City on the deck of the retired aircraft carrier Intrepid, which is now a sea, air and space museum in Manhattan but on Tuesday hosted a carnival.Advertisement Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder CLASH at New York Press conferenceFury told the press conference: “I want to thank everybody for turning up. And even Deontay knows to sit down in the presence of greatness.“He can’t box, he’s knocked bums out, he fights tomato cans who can’t fight back. He’s not going to land one of those windmills on my chin.Advertisement “His a*** is going to fall out. How am I going to let this skinny little spaghetti hoop man beat me? I didn’t come here to be embarrassed by this little runt.To win would be a dream come true. But when I win I’m going to let him keep his belts. I don’t want that belt. I want the Tyson Fury limited edition WBC belt.“I’m a crazy man. I want a war with this little plum. I want to break his ribs. I’m going to make this bum quit. This man has never fought a champion. And this idiot thinks he’s going to beat something.“You all know he works for me right? He’s a dosser, carries my bags around.“Last note, I’m going to knock this bum spark out. And you heard it here first.”It looked like Tyson Fury was getting under Deontay Wilder’s skin, as he angrily took on the mike and said:“People want to see knockouts and I deliver that each and every time. I promise you I’m going to knock out the gypsy king. Timber!”VIDEO:Also Read-End of an Era: HBO is done with boxing after 45 years  Advertisementlast_img read more

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Jumeirah Buddy Sole Hope For Galway As The Race For The 2019 Boylesports Irish…

first_imgThe action continues this Saturday at ShelbournePark with four ultra-competitive heats down for decision in the richest race inthe Irish greyhound calendar, which boasts a prize fund of over €300,000. Jumierah Buddy is Galway’s sole hope for success as24 greyhounds remain in the race for the €300,000 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derbyfor quarter final weekend. Pictured at the launch of the 2019 Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby at Shelbourne Park is l-r, Eamon Cleary 2018 winner of the Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby with his dog Ballyanne Sim; Leon Blanche Boylesports; Katie Robinson (12) Kildare and her dog, Uncle Wexford and Gerard Dollard, Ceo IGB.JULIEN BEHAL PHOTOGRAPHY.center_img The third round saw 48 greyhounds brought down to24, with Lenson Bocko, trained by Graham Holland, posting the fastest time ofthe round in 29.27 seconds. Jumierah Buddy, trained by Gerry Holian in Athenryand owned by Jimmy Buckley, came 2nd in the same heat, five and a half lengthsbehind in 29.65.Racing Manager with the Leinster Racing Office,Derek Frehill, commented: “We’re through the half way point of the 2019Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby now as we approach the fourth weekend out ofsix. The first half of the competition has seen such high quality racing andwe’re getting down to the nitty gritty now. Derby time is a special time hereat Shelbourne Park and we’re all looking forward to this weekend’s quarterfinals. I’d like to wish the very best of luck to all greyhounds and theirconnections who have done remarkably well to still be involved.”Payments are staggered for heat winners with largerrewards for greyhounds winning later rounds, particularly quarter andsemi-finals, following on from last year’s increase in this area.All four quarter final heats take place thisSaturday, September 7th, with the final of the 2019 Boylesports Irish GreyhoundDerby being held on Saturday, September 21st, at Shelbourne Park GreyhoundStadium.2019Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby, quarter finals – Galway interest:Heat 2: Jumeirah Buddy (trained by Gerry Holian,Athenry and owned by Jimmy Buckley, Athenry)This is the sixth year of BoyleSports sponsorship ofthe classic event, which has been running since 1928, receiving classic statusin 1932.  The competition, which is runover a distance of 550yds, takes place in Shelbourne Park, Dublin, Ireland’spremier greyhound track.Keyevent dates:Quarter Finals – Saturday, September 7thSemi Finals – Saturday, September 14thFinal – Saturday, September 21stprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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Volleyball: Sept. 2 Scoreboard

first_imgSoutheastern Louisiana 3, Southern 0HAMMOND, La. – The Southeastern Louisiana volleyball team quickly dispatched of Southern, 25-4, 25-23, 25-9, for a three-set win Tuesday in its 2014 home opener at the University Center. Southeastern Louisiana returns to the road this coming weekend, facing George Washington, host James Madison and Hampton at the JMU Invitational in Harrisonburg, Virginia.- Return to top – Southeastern Louisiana 3, Southern 0New Orleans 3, Mississippi Valley State 0Houston Baptist 3, Prairie View A&M 1Texas-Arlington 3, Abilene Christian 0 The Huskies will be heading to Colorado Springs, Colo. for the Air Force Tournament. They will first play Weber State on Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. They will continue to play Air Force on Sept. 6, followed by a match against Marist later that evening to conclude the tournament.- Return to top – In the kill department, Sander led the way with 11 kills. Berry added eight, and freshmen, Mikayla Sellers-Wiebe and Rondolyn Bryant added seven and six kills respectively. Celeste Ramirez led the way in digs with 10. Sara Hammoutene had 32 assists and five digs along with three kills. Southeastern (2-2) was led by sophomore Parrie Hartley, who recorded the first double-double of her career with 16 kills and 13 digs. The Lady Lions posted a .354 attack percentage as a team and held Southern (1-4) to .010 on the attack. Texas-Arlington 3, Abilene Christian 0ABILENE, Texas – A raucous and energetic student crowd warmly welcomed the Abilene Christian volleyball team back to Moody Coliseum Tuesday night for their home opener against UT-Arlington, but the Mavs’ remained unfazed by the constant flow of distractions and responded with a 3-0 victory to keep the Wildcats winless on the young season.UTA improved to 3-1 with the 25-21, 25-11, 25-18 victory, while ACU fell to 0-4.The Mavericks hit .351 with 46 kills using a two-setter system. Amanda Welsh was credited with 22 assists and two of her team’s four service aces and Cassidy Wheeler came through with 19 assists, five digs, a kill and an ace.Qiana Canete hit .258 and led her side with 12 kill. Additionally, three of her teammates went without an attacking error despite registering eight or more attempts.On defense, the Mavs dug out 44 of 105 Wildcats’ attacks and outblocked the home team 7-3, with Ashley Bennett getting up to the net four times (one solo, three assists).Junior Jennie Loerch carried the Wildcats for most of the night, coming through with 17 kills on 33 attempts (.394). Newcomers Corinne Grandcolas and Taylor Nix also combined for two blocks, while sophomore Lexi Mercier had a solo block.The Wildcats certainly had their chances to win game one after three consecutive attack errors by the Mavs put them ahead at 21-20, but a service error tied the score at 21-21 and then Canete gave her side the lead for good with her fourth kill of the set. Following that point, UTA went on to receive a kill from Taylor Gross, one of two solo blocks from Stacey Koch and a game-winning kill from Cassidy Wheeler.ACU trailed from start-to-finish in game two, and in game three could never take the lead despite tying the score four times, the last at 14-14. From there, the Mavs scored six of the next seven points in pushing their advantage to 20-15. Canete ripped two more kills over the final seven possessions. UTA also got late points from Ashley Bennett, Hannah Baptiste and a Wildcat service error.The Wildcats return to action Saturday for a doubleheader at Texas State’s Delta Zeta Classic, where they will battle North Texas (9:30 a.m.) and the host Bobcats (2 p.m.).- Return to top – In the third and final set, the Privateers were once again in complete command, building a 20-3 advantage. The service game was in full force as New Orleans racked up 14 aces. Sander had six aces and Berry added three. New Orleans 3, Mississippi Valley State 0NEW ORLEANS, La. – The New Orleans Privateers volleyball team (2-2) got off to a fast start and cruised to a three-set victory over the Mississippi Valley State Devilettes, winning 25-10, 25-20, and 25-9 at the Human Performance Center on Tuesday night. New Orleans will next face Arkansas-Pine Bluff as part of the UNO Invitational. The match is set for 7 p.m. at the Human Performance Center.- Return to top – The Huskies outblocked the Panthers 10-4. HBU also outhit Prairie View A&M 54 kills to 40. The Huskies outdug the Panthers by only one dig. Southern’s best offensive effort (.167 attack percentage) came during the second set as they forced the Lady Lions into a tight contest. Southeastern held off the Lady Jaguars and rebounded in the third set with its best offensive effort (.458 attack percentage) of the night, leaving little doubt as to the eventual outcome. All 14 members of the squad saw game action against Southern.center_img Dominating out of the gate, Southeastern rattled off seven-straight points to open the first set and eventually built a 13-1 advantage on the serving of Mikayla Shippy and Hartley. Mississippi Valley State was led by Halle Gayten and Halee Clark who each contributed five kills. Kayondra Hood and Alexandria Garland had five assists. The Devilettes had 13 digs on the night as a team. Hartley led all players in kills, hitting a career-best .500 over the course of the match, while Shippy handed out 27 assists. Morgan Todd led all players with 20 digs. Shippy (three), Hartley (two), Morgan Miller (two) and Tiffany Thomas (one) all served up aces for the Lady Lions. Senior outside hitter Bailey Keith had 13 kills against Prairie View, while senior outside hitter Megan McStravick had nine kills. Sophomore setter Kayla Armer had a match-high of 41 assists for HBU (1-3) to go along with her nine digs. Senior libero Haley Hoffman tied for a match-high of 16 digs for the Huskies.   Coach Millicent Van Norden stated about the win, “I’m proud of the girls and the way they defended the home court in front of a great crowd. Cara has been really strong for us, and I challenged the rest of our hitters to become more involved and they stepped up and did well tonight.” Marisol Macias led Southern’s offensive attack with eight kills and Phalen Clark dished out 20 assists. Diamond Williams posted 14 digs to lead the Lady Jaguars. Houston Baptist 3, Prairie View A&M 1PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – HBU sophomore Jessica Wooten recorded a match-high of 15 kills for the Huskies in their 3-1 (25-17, 25-6, 20-25, 25-11) victory over the Panthers Tuesday evening at the William Nicks Building. The Privateers raced out to an early 10-1 lead as Mississippi Valley State had four attack errors by the time the first timeout was called. New Orleans was able to coast from there behind a balanced attack, led by Cara Sander and Taylor Berry. The Privateers had a little more trouble overcoming Mississippi Valley State in the second set. After appearing to earn a point to move ahead 6-4, a call was changed and the score was flipped to 5-5. The Devilettes won the next four rallies, and the Privateers were playing from behind. New Orleans eventually tied it at 19-19, and an ace by Berry keyed an 8-1 run to close out the second set. Lenicia Tyson recorded 11 kills for the Panthers. Ana Kiso led Prairie View with 30 assists. LaKeisha Allen tied for a match-high of 16 digs, while Jasmine Lewis recorded 11 digs for the Panthers.  last_img read more

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Time’s Person of the Year is You – a Silicon Valley fueled, Steak-frite eating You

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts So Web 2.0 finally goes mainstream….kind of. Time Magazine has named the Web-powered “You” as its coveted Person of the Year. Inthe accompanying articles, the term Web 2.0 is used and there’s talk of an Internet“revolution”. I think this is all great as a general recognition of the read/write Web –but a few things in the article bothered me…What Time got rightYes, the Web is “a story about community and collaboration on a scale never seenbefore.” It is about normal people contributing to media on a mass scale, thanks to websites like MySpace, YouTube and Wikipedia. It is also about “an explosion of productivityand innovation” which is “just getting started, as millions of minds that would otherwisehave drowned in obscurity get backhauled into the global intellectual economy.” All of this is what I refer to as the Social Web, or the read/write Web. Time magazinegenerally refers to it as Web 2.0 – which they archly note is what “Silicon Valleyconsultants call it”. What Time got wrongThis isn’t a “revolution”. It’s an evolution of the Web – and I’ve written a hundredtimes about how Tim Berners-Lee always wanted the Web to be read/write, or editable. SureSir Tim probably never envisaged the Web he created 15 years ago as being the center ofour electronic social lives in 2006, at least on the scale it’s become. But he alwayswanted the Web to be a two-way medium – which is exactly what Time magazine iscelebrating today. So no, it’s not a revolution – the Web has evolved to be what it isover 15 years, including a few years of growing pains in the early part of this centuryknown as the ‘dot com’ years.I also somewhat resent the (usual) mainstream media condescension about blogs andsocial networks. Consider this passage from Time’s cover article:“Who are these people? Seriously, who actually sits down after a long day at work andsays, I’m not going to watch Lost tonight. I’m going to turn on my computer and make amovie starring my pet iguana? I’m going to mash up 50 Cent’s vocals with Queen’sinstrumentals? I’m going to blog about my state of mind or the state of the nation or thesteak-frites at the new bistro down the street? Who has that time and that energy andthat passion?The answer is, you do.”Gee, thanks Time. I’ll just go and blog about my state of mind now… I’ll leave thereal journalism to the professionals. And btw, what the heck are “steak-frites”?!One final thing bothers me…. Time goes to great lengths to say that the Web is ademocratizing force for ‘the people’. Yet their view of the Web seems to be very centeredon one place: Silicon Valley. I can understand this, to a degree. The Valley is wheremost of the action is, just like Hollywood is where it’s at for movies. But still, it seemed like the international people that did get mentioned were justclichéd bit players in this Web 2.0 world: the French rapper, the Pakistani Flickruser, an “irreverent Chinese blogger”, “a mother in Baghdad with a videophone”… you getthe picture. Meanwhile Silicon Valley bloggers Dave Winer and Om Malik got toexplain what the new Web actually means and in another part of the Time coverage Web2.0 was described as“an excess of democracy” (which, let’s face it, is a very US-centric way to view theWeb). I’m not sure what my point is here, other than I think the international players onthe Web deserved wider and less clichéd coverage. But then I would say that.Overall though, I can’t wait to pick up a paper copy of this edition of Time magazine – I’m thrilled that the Web is their Person of the Year! A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… richard macmanuscenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

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