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Le rapport de la ministre montre des progrès en langue et en

first_img POUR DIFFUSION Les élèves de la Nouvelle-Écosse font des progrès en langue et en sciences, mais continuent d’éprouver des difficultés en mathématiques au secondaire, d’après les derniers résultats des évaluations du ministère de l’Éducation. La sixième édition du Rapport de la ministre aux parents, publiée aujourd’hui (12 avril), contient les résultats des tests provinciaux effectués pendant 2006 en 12e année en English, en English Communications, en physique, en mathématiques et en mathématiques avancées. Les deux cours de mathématiques étaient également offerts en français. Le rapport contient aussi les résultats école par école pour l éappréciation du rendement en littératie à l’élémentaire d’octobre 2006. Les élèves ont fait des progrès dans un certain nombre de domaines, comme l’anglais au secondaire, l’écriture en 6e année et la physique en 12e annèe. Mais les résultats ne sont pas bons en mathématiques et en mathématiques avancées en 12e année. La ministre de l’Éducation, Karen Casey, dit que les résultats en mathématiques l’inquiètent. Elle dit que le ministère, les enseignants, les parents et les élèves doivent faire des efforts tous ensemble pour aider les élèves à améliorer leurs compétences en mathématiques. -30- Les élèves de la Nouvelle-Écosse font des progrès en langue et en sciences, mais continuent d’éprouver des difficultés en mathématiques au secondaire, d’après les derniers résultats des évaluations du ministère de l’Éducation. La sixième édition du Rapport de la ministre aux parents, publiée aujourd’hui 12 avril, contient les résultats des tests provinciaux effectu és pendant 2006 dans sept cours de 12e année : English, English Communications, physique, mathématiques et mathématiques avancées. Les deux cours de mathématiques étaient également offerts en français. Le rapport contient aussi les résultats école par école pour l’appréciation du rendement en littératie à l’élémentaire d’octobre 2006. « Notre programme de tests nous donne de nouveau un bon aperçu des résultats de nos élèves à l’échelle de l’ensemble de la province. Il nous montre les domaines dans lesquels il y a des améliorations et ceux dans lesquels il faut que nous poursuivions nos efforts », déclare Karen Casey, ministre de l’Éducation. Les élèves ont fait des progrès dans un certain nombre de domaines. Le taux de réussite aux cours English et English Communications de 12e année est supérieur à 80 pour cent pour les deux cours. Les résultats en physique en 12e année se sont également améliorés pour la quatriéme année consécutive. Il y a des améliorations sensibles dans les résultats de l’appréciation du rendement en littératie en 6e année, puisque 88 pour cent des élèves anglophones répondent aux attentes de la province en écriture ou dépassent ces attentes. Il s’agit là d’un bond de plus de neuf pour cent par rapport à l’an passé. L’amélioration en écriture masque cependant une chute de cinq pour cent dans le nombre d’élèves répondant aux attentes dans la composante du test consacrée à la lecture. Il n’en reste pas moins qu’une bonne partie des 9500 élèves de 6e année qui ont participé à l’appréciation du rendement en anglais ont obtenu de bons résultats en lecture, puisque 83 pour cent d’entre eux répondent aux attentes ou dépassent ces attentes. Le taux de réussite en lecture a diminué pour les élèves anglophones, mais les résultats des élèves francophones en lecture sont stables, avec 83 pour cent des élèves acadiens et francophones qui répondent aux attentes en lecture. Trois cent trente-et-un élèves ont participé à l’appréciation du rendement en littératie en français à l’élémentaire. Les 2208 élèves qui n’ont pas répondu aux attentes cette année suivent désormais un plan de soutien en littératie. « C’est précisément la raison pour laquelle nous faisons ces évaluations provinciales », déclare Vince Warner, directeur des évaluations et des appréciations du rendement de la province. « Elles nous permettent de mettre en évidence non seulement les élèves qui ont besoin d’aide, mais également le rendement du systéme et les domaines dans lesquels nous devons nous améliorer. » La principale inquiétude, cependant, demeure les cours de mathématiques et de mathématiques avancées en 12e année. Seuls 28 pour cent des élèves qui ont participé à l’examen provincial en mathématiques de 12e année ont réussi, ce qui représente une baisse importante par rapport à l’évaluation de 2005, où le taux de réussite était de 31,2 pour cent. La moyenne des résultats n’est que de 38,7 pour cent, contre 41,3 pour cent en 2005. Les résultats sont également décevants en mathématiques avancées. La moyenne provinciale est tombée à 51,3 pour cent, contre 53,9 pour cent en 2005, tandis que le taux de réussite est tombé à 51,8 pour cent, contre 57,3 pour cent en 2005. Les résultats aux examens représentent 30 pour cent de la note finale de l’élève. « Je m’inquiète beaucoup du fait que certains élèves continuent d’avoir des difficultés dans des aspects fondamentaux des mathématiques, de la lecture et de l’écriture », déclare Mme Casey. « Il faut que nous fassions plus d’efforts, tous ensemble, pour aider nos élèves à obtenir de meilleurs résultats. » Le ministère a déjà commencé ses efforts en vue d’améliorer les résultats en mathématiques à tous les niveaux. Au cours de la dernière année, il a ciblé ses investissements dans des ressources visant à améliorer la compréhension des mathématiques chez les élèves. La stratégie adoptée pour les mathématiques comprend une augmentation du temps total consacré aux mathématiques, l’ajout de mentors et de leaders en mathématiques pour aider à guider les enseignants dans tous les conseils scolaires et l’élargissement des options de cours dans les écoles secondaires. Il y a également plus de ressources pédagogiques disponibles, dont de nouveaux manuels scolaires au premier cycle du secondaire, un guide d’étude de grande qualité pour aider les élèves de 12e année qui participent à l’examen provincial en mathématiques et une nouvelle banque de données en ligne permettant aux enseignants et aux élèves de se familiariser avec le type de questions rencontrées dans les évaluations. En 2002, la province a lancé une initiative sur le calcul mental en vue d’aider les élèves de l’élémentaire et du premier cycle du secondaire à être plus à l’aise et à mieux comprendre les concepts de base. Le ministère a accordé des fonds aux conseils scolaires pour la mise en œuvre d’activités de perfectionnement professionnel de qualité pour les enseignants en mathématiques au premier cycle du secondaire. Nous avons également pris des mesures en vue d’introduire des exigences préalables pour tous les cours de mathématiques du secondaire, afin de faire en sorte qu’un plus grand nombre d’élèves soient placés dans des cours où ils peuvent s’attendre à connaître la réussite. Sur les 7876 élèves qui ont participé aux examens de mathématiques et de mathématiques avancées, 41 pour cent ont passé l’examen de mathématiques avancées, alors que ce cours est prévu pour les 20 pour cent d’élèves qui sont au niveau et pour ceux qui prévoient de faire des études en sciences ou en génie à l’université. Ceci se reflète dans l’éventail des notes obtenues par les élèves en mathématiques avancées en 12e année, puisque la meilleure note est 97,5 pour cent et la plus basse 5,5 pour cent. Le ministère est également en train d’élargir ses évaluations provinciales à un plus grand nombre de niveaux cette année, avec en particulier une évaluation en mathématiques en 3e année prévue ce printemps, qui aidera le ministère à dépister les difficultés en mathématiques dès le plus jeune âge. Nous organiserons également pour la première fois une appréciation du rendement en littératie au premier cycle du secondaire auprès des élèves de 9e année. Cette appréciation du rendement permettra de mesurer les progrès des élèves qui ont participé à la première appréciation du rendement en littératie à l’élémentaire en 2003. Le Rapport de la ministre aux parents pour 2006 est disponible en ligne à http://plans.ednet.ns.ca.last_img read more

Local mental health strategy work halted as part of budget cuts

Ward 6 Councillor Jeff Davison said finding this amount of efficiencies is reasonable within a $3.5-billion operating budget but says the city needs to look at scaling back low impact and high-cost projects.“The city is always going to spend but it’s about smart spending. We really do have to look at all of our assets and how we manage this portfolio better.”I’m very pleased that Council will provide immediate tax relief to small businesses – the life of our City and economy. In the coming months, I will be working with my colleagues to reach a long-term solution to our assessment process. #yyc #yyccc #yycsmallbiz #Calgary— Jeff Davison (@JeffDavisonYYC) June 10, 2019Meanwhile, Ward 11 Councillor Jeromy Farkas said the city should instead be looking to reduce its budget by cutting labour costs.“I think we should be pursuing wage reductions before having councils financial mismanagement causing even more unemployed Calgarians.”Farkas adds there are a number of projects which should be put on hold for now including the Arts Commons expansion, the new field house and the new NHL arena.You deserve to know how your City Councillor voted! I have submitted a motion to increase City Hall accountability and make it easier for Calgarians to keep tabs on their elected officials. More information: https://t.co/Q4nlLagZcg #yyccc pic.twitter.com/Rx401KvgHU— Jeromy Farkas (@JeromyYYC) June 13, 2019City administration has until the July 22 council meeting to come up with budget cuts. CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Further work on a municipal strategy, meant to combat addiction and mental health problems in Calgary has been halted.A committee voted 4-3 on Wednesday to stop the work of a panel of experts on the $25-million strategy, which was first approved last year.It’s all part of council’s plan to shed $60-million from the city budget as part of a tax relief plan for local business.WATCH: Council approves tax relief plan for business read more

SoftBanks profit nearly quadruples on fund investments

TOKYO — Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. has seen its fiscal first quarter profit nearly quadruple to 1.122 trillion yen ($10.6 billion) as its fund investments boosted income.Tokyo-based SoftBank’s April-June profit the previous year had totalled 313.7 billion yen.Quarterly sales climbed nearly 3% to 2.226 trillion yen ($21 billion), it said Wednesday.The SoftBank Vision Fund has invested in American entrepreneurships, including work messaging service Slack, ride-hailing Uber, office-sharing company WeWork and delivery business Doordash.Dragging on earnings was U.S. mobile operator Sprint. But SoftBank said Sprint will merge with T-Mobile and will no longer be its subsidiary. The U.S. Department of Justice approved the merger with conditions last month.SoftBank also has a stake in Arm of Britain, and its subsidiary owns Yahoo Japan.The Associated Press read more

Annan set to travel to Mozambique for Africa Union summit

Mr. Annan is expected to meet tomorrow with President Joachim Chissano of Mozambique. On Wednesday, he will also meet with UN-system heads attending the summit.On Thursday, he will attend a breakfast hosted by President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria, before addressing the summit later that morning.The Secretary-General is expected to return to New York on Saturday.

Vauxhall supports National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week launches next Monday (3 March), a focal point in the year for businesses, colleges and young people to come together to raise the profile, and understand the benefits, of apprenticeships.Throughout National Apprenticeship Week, Vauxhall’s Luton Plant will host an apprenticeship careers event for school pupils aged 14-18. Vauxhall’s head office will also host a series of CV and interview workshops for local school students. The company’s own apprentices will visit schools during the week to take part in careers fairs and presentations to inspire the next generation of apprentices.Each day of the apprenticeship event will see school pupils take a tour of the Vauxhall plant that builds the Vivaro van – the UK’s most produced commercial vehicle. They will then take part in a workshop and listen to presentations from current apprentices. Bedford College will also be on hand to answer questions and give students information regarding learning while working.Dick Burgoine, Vauxhall Manager for Product Evaluation and Service Support, said, “Many young people are confused when it comes to choosing a path when they leave school. This event will give them a good idea of what to expect should they choose the apprenticeship route. Most apprenticeships take between two and four years to complete, following which they can go on to enjoy a prosperous and fulfilling career.”Vauxhall Motors has successfully entered a team into the Brathay Challenge 2014. The Brathay Challenge is designed to discover the ‘Apprentice Team of the Year’ through a set of challenges including raising the profile of apprenticeships, contributing to local community projects and fundraising. The team, consisting of commercial and engineering apprentices across all Vauxhall sites will be battling against around 90 teams to win the 2014 trophy.Engineering, Motor Vehicle Technician, Commercial, IT and Accountancy apprenticeships are available for 2014 at Vauxhall. For more information of training while working, contact Bedford College on 01234 291080, or e-mail: mpalmer@bedford.ac.uk.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Jacksonville hangs on to beat South Carolina State 7169

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Tyreese Davis scored 14 points and DeAnthony McCallum made two free throws with seven seconds left as Jacksonville held on to beat South Carolina State 71-69 on Saturday night.The Dolphins (4-5) had a 67-60 lead with 1:27 remaining but Damni Applewhite had a bucket and a free throw and Rayshawn Neal added baskets around two free throws by Jacksonville’s Aamahne Santos to get the Dolphins within 69-67 with eight seconds left before McCallum’s free throws. Applewhite had a final basket at game’s end.Jacksonville’s Jalyn Hinton grabbed 11 rebounds and had a career-high eight blocks. He has 30 blocks and the team 62 this season. Jace Hogan scored 13 points and McCallum 11.Davis scored nine points in leading Jacksonville to a 31-23 lead at halftime.Applewhite scored 22 points with 10 rebounds, Neal added 14 points and Armani Hill and Janai Raynor Powell 10 each for the Bulldogs (1-8), who have lost eight straight.The Associated Press read more

Football OSU prepares for brutality of Big Ten

OSU redshirt junior defensive linesman Tyquan Lewis (59) rushes towards the ball carrier along with the rest of the Buckeyes defense during a game against the Tulsa Hurricane on Sept.10. The Buckeyes won 48-3. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorWith three games down and nine to go, the Ohio State football team enters Big Ten play with a perfect record and a positive outlook for the rest of the season.The No. 2 Buckeyes bowled over then-No. 14 Oklahoma to round out nonconference play, 45-24. Although the Sooners were the first true test for the Buckeyes in 2016, conference play determines the validity of any top-ranked team and its chances of reaching the College Football Playoff.After enjoying a day off on Saturday, OSU has shifted focus to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and their head coach Chris Ash, former co-defensive coordinator for the Buckeyes under OSU coach Urban Meyer from 2014 to 2015.With a daunting Big Ten schedule ahead, the OSU is doing its best to focus on Rutgers without putting too much thought into the rest of the schedule before the game kicks off.“It’s so early right now and you better worry about the next game, the next practice, the next game, and not worry about anything else,” Meyer said. “That’s my concern is with all the added publicity, press conferences and everybody being told how good they are, that’s, I really worry about that.”Combined, the rest of the Big Ten excluding OSU has a record of 31-13 overall, with five undefeated teams. Of those five, the Buckeyes will be facing four of them. Even with the time off during the bye week and the implications of the rest of the season, the team is focused on the next matchup.“You come off this big road win and you get a week off. Not necessarily a week off, you get a Saturday off,” said OSU redshirt junior defensive end Tyquan Lewis. “You really get to sit back and watch. I know I watched a little film of myself and the other guys. You get to basically coach yourself and see what you need to do to get better.”Rutgers will present a familiar scheme to the Buckeyes, due to Ash’s involvement while he coached at OSU. When Greg Schiano arrived to coach the defense, there was much speculation as to how different the defensive approach would be.Redshirt junior linebacker Chris Worley said the defensive schemes by Ash and Schiano are extremely similar. The only difference is the emphasis on attacking the ball and creating turnovers.In terms of the team mindset from the players, the beginning of the Big Ten schedule marks the time to buckle down for the rest of the season.“The Big Ten, that’s the real deal,” Worley said. “(There are) good teams in the Big Ten right now. One of the strongest conferences if not the strongest conference right now.”Last season, the Buckeyes were 7-1 in Big Ten play, dropping the second-to-last conference game to Michigan State 17-14. The Scarlet and Gray dropped from the top four, and ultimately missed out on the College Football Playoff, which they had won in the previous year. With a younger, more inexperienced team, the Buckeyes will need the same kind of success in the next nine games that the team enjoyed through the first three to prevent the same fate as last season. Starting out well has given OSU a positive attitude, but the practice and hard work is far from over for the Buckeyes.“It’s a great league for our players. It just builds confidence especially with a young football team. It builds some confidence but you don’t want it to be false confidence. And that’s where you come back and evaluate what you’ve done,” OSU running backs coach Tony Alford said about the skill of the Big Ten. “Yes, we have done some good things, but we can’t rest on that either. We’ve got a lot of improvement to go.” read more

Nanotron and Marco collaborate on longwall face proximity and positioning technology

first_imgNanotron Technologies GmbH and Marco GmbH have announced they are working closely together to deliver solutions in the mining industry, helping to improve both safety and productivity in longwall face operations. Marco has integrated nanotron’s proximity detection and positioning functions into its Longwall Face Control solution. Nanotron’s swarm bee, a smart RF sensor module, is integrated into Marco’s longwall controllers, worker tags, remote control units and excavation units.The integrated solution means that the location of tagged underground equipment and mining personnel is known accurately at all times. Real-time tracking of mining workers, roof support and excavation units improves worker safety and drives compliance. It also increases longwall operational efficiency, by safely accelerating work sequences and increasing operator flexibility.Dr Jens Albers, CEO of nanotron, said: “Both nanotron and Marco are currently experiencing a sharp increase of the demand for their products in Russia and China, the two biggest mining markets worldwide. By combining our products, we can offer a market-leading solution that combines high technology with a strong understanding of the needs of the mining sector.”Martin Reuter, CEO of marco, said: “In marco’s automated longwall controls, each device is connected directly into the network, and communicates in realtime online. Our system integration is our customers‘ largest benefit and our innovations are at least two steps ahead of any competitors‘ solution.”Marco was founded in 1982 and has grown into an international medium-sized group. Production and headquarters is in Dachau (near Munich), with service subsidiaries in Beijing, China, Seoul, Korea, Mackay, Australia, Novokuznetsk and Vorkuta, Russia and in Charkow, Ukraine. Marco says it is the market leader and worldwide leading facility provider of electrohydraulic controls for mining machines in difficult operating environments.last_img read more

Campaign seeks to scrap bloody annoying tampon tax

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram It’s been roughly two decades since the GST consumption tax was introduced, and the non-exemption of sanitary products, as they remain classified under the… “luxury” bracket, is still being debated.We are, however, probably closer to seeing the tax removed than ever before, following last week’s statement of support for the move by the Federal Government.“This is just a practical issue that needs to be resolved,” Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison told News Corp, admitting that the 10 percent price surcharge on pads and tampons should not have been imposed in the first place and describing it as a “source of frustration and angst” for women.Building on this momentum is the recently launched “No Gender Selective Tax Campaign” led by Bauer Media.More than 30 participating magazines, including The Australian Women’s Weekly, ELLE, Good Health and Money, have united behind the online petition on bloodyannoying.com to push for ending “what is essentially a tax on being female.”Running across print, digital and social media channels, the campaign features black and white posters of both men and women with quotes evoking humour and reflection to encourage Australians to sign the petition, such as “Would you support a once-a-month bloke tax?” or “‘I love having my period and paying tax on it’ said no woman ever”.Speaking to Neos Kosmos, consumer finance expert and editor of Money magazine, Effie Zahos, explains why taking a stance against the tampon tax is primarily “a simple case of correcting a mistake that shouldn’t be there in the first place.”“The most important thing to know is that tampons [and other sanitary products] were never taxed under the Wholesale Sales Tax regime that existed prior to the GST, they were under a category called ‘human health & hygiene products’.”Interestingly, when GST replaced the previous tax system, a different classification was introduced for menstrual products listing them as ‘non-essential, luxury items’.But really, why?“I think Deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek answered the question nicely when she said it’s just a dumb decision […] and suggested that when the GST [legislation] was written back in 1999 it was probably drafted by male public servants reporting to a very male-dominated cabinet,” says Ms Zahos.She adds that while the campaign is not the first initiative advocating for scrapping the tampon tax, it can certainly help spread the word and motivate the public to demand legislative change.From the ‘No Gender Selective Tax Campaign’.From the ‘No Gender Selective Tax Campaign’.Critics have called for abolishing the “unfair and discriminatory” tax, given that for one part menstruation is a natural bodily function and dealing with it in a hygienic way should not be considered a ‘luxury’ and that it imposes a surcharge only on girls and women.Adding to the controversy of the topic is that continence pads and items like lubricants, condoms or even Viagra are exempt from GST.Opposing arguments have been expressed from political figures in the past, such as former Prime Minister Tony Abbott calling the tampon tax removal a “politically correct exception” or One Nation leader Pauline Hanson saying that it would not save women much money anyway.Indeed, for some the amount is seen as not really significant, considering the estimated expenditure on sanitary products for the average woman amounts to $10 a month, $1200 over a decade and…$5,600 during their menstruating life.But it is hard to argue it is miniscule especially for low income earners, women who are homeless or otherwise disadvantaged, with a 2017 survey by the University of Queensland finding that some young girls in remote indigenous communities miss out school during their menstruation for not being able to afford feminine hygiene products.“If you’ve only got $50 a week for spending, $5-10 of those on your sanitary products is a huge proportion,” Ms Zahos points out and refers to initiatives supporting women to take care of their menstrual health, such as Share the Dignity, a charity that has collected more than 700,000 packets of donated pads and tampons for women in need.Removing the GST tax on sanitary products would cost the government approximately $30 million a year, a revenue loss that the finance expert explains is quite small compared to the $62 billion received each year.Besides, GST revenues are split between the states and territories.While most states and territories have as of lately expressed support for the move, their determination to put it in practice remains to be formally expressed in the upcoming Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting later in the year, where treasurers from around the country will discuss the proposal.Recently, Federal Labor promised to remove the tampon tax if elected and substitute the money lost by taxing some forms of alternative therapies, like herbalism and aromatherapy, while last June the Senate passed a Greens’ motion to scrap the tax.But Ms Zahos stresses we should refrain from turning the issue into a political trophy.“It’s not about winning votes, it’s just about getting the job done.“I’m going back to the notion that it’s clearly about fixing something that shouldn’t have been there in the first place[…] we just want the sanitary products listed as non-essential luxury items to be reclassified as essential items.”To support the ‘No Gender Selective Tax Campaign’ visit bloodyannoying.comTo learn more about ways to support women in need visit sharethedignity.com.aulast_img read more

Lille confirm massive pricetag on head of Arsenal target Nicolas Pepe

first_imgLille sporting director Luis Campos has broken silence over the future of rumoured Arsenal target Nicolas Pepe.Pepe, a 23-year-old pacey Ivorian winger has notched 12 goals and 5 assists across 19 league appearances for Lille.Coach of Premier League outfit Arsenal Unai Emery is having his sights set on attacking additions for the January transfer window and is he is hoping to sign the African dynamo.Speaking in an interview with Telefoot via 101greatgoals, Lille sporting director Luis Campos was unsurprisingly questioned on the future of his side’s star man.‘‘I hope he will stay this winter. We’ll do everything to keep him.’’Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…‘‘All the top clubs in the world have their eyes on him, and that’s normal, but the president has been clear.’’‘‘The idea is for him to continue at the club.’’‘‘In contrast, with my experience in football, I would say that if a club arrives with a big number and can convince the player… I would sell him for €80 million.’’‘‘That’s the price tag, but you’d have to convince the player and he’s been a big part of us being in second place.’’last_img read more

Rapper Drake spotted at Miami Beach supermarket

first_imgThx for showing Miami Beach some love @Drake! #GodsPlan pic.twitter.com/tvOS7MkYkc We just popped into the market for a snack & look who we ran into! Good seeing you @Drake 🙏🏽🌴 pic.twitter.com/PIC2yfLvAZ— City of Miami Beach (@MiamiBeachNews) February 6, 2018Drake also sparked a frenzy by popping up at Miami Senior High School, Monday, to shoot a music video and make a donation.Students sang in the background as a drone caught the action. MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Rapper Drake was spotted in Miami Beach, Tuesday, on the second day of his visit to South Florida.The rapper was seen at Sabor Tropical Supermarket, where he bought a mango juice.“It’s the first time somebody like Drake comes in the store,” said store manager Jose Hernandez. “So that’s really important or good for us, and all the customers getting crazy.”Drake also paid for everyone’s groceries. “I don’t know, 40, 50 [people],” Hernandez estimated.Employees recorded the rapper’s act of kindness on their cellphones.Even Miami Beach Police stopped by to get a picture. — Ernesto Rodriguez (@ERodriguez782) February 6, 2018Dozens of people lined up outside, hoping to get a glimpse of the hip-hop star as he left the supermarket.The City of Miami Beach tweeted about the star sighting. He then headed over to the University of Miami, where he surprised student Destiny James with a $50,000 scholarship.RELATED: Drake surprises students at Miami Senior High, University of Miami“Drake just gave me $50,000!” James said in a Facebook video.According to her Facebook profile, James is studying biology on a pre-dentistry track.“He was just very encouraging,” she said. “Like he just kept saying, ‘I’m so proud, I’m so proud of you. You deserve it, you deserve it.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Murkowski says Navy has explaining to do

first_imgNorthern Edge military exercise in the Gulf of Alaska. (File photo: U.S. Navy)Sen. Lisa Murkowski says the Navy is again snubbing the concerns of Alaskans as it prepares for the next Northern Edge. That’s a military exercise, held every two years, that stretches from the Gulf of Alaska into the Interior. The next Northern Edge is scheduled for May. Murkowski says more than 100 Alaskans sent her letters this summer with concerns about the potential impact of the exercise, particularly on fish and marine mammals.Listen now“When the exercise moved forward in 2015, after a great deal of concern being expressed by the coastal communities, there was assurance by Navy (that) ‘well, after the exercise, we’ll basically provide answers to the questions people have,’” Murkowski said. “And they haven’t done it.”Murkowski sent a sternly worded letter to the secretary of the Navy last week, calling for more transparency. She also chided the Navy for denying Alaska biologist Rick Steiner’s request, under the Freedom of Information Act, for reports on the impact of Northern Edge 2015.Two years ago, military representatives said people were misinformed about the scope of the exercise. They said environmental impact documents described dropping far more ordinance into the Gulf than the Navy actually intended to use.Today, Air Force Capt. Anastasia Wasem, a spokeswoman for Alaskan Command, said the military is finalizing its public outreach plans.“So far they include having representation at events such as the Alaska Federation of Native. Also the Alaska Forum on the Environment and CommFish,” she said. “And in addition to that, we’re going to be trying to work with the cities of Kodiak, Cordova, Homer and Seward to go to meetings for their Chamber of Commerce and city council, and also perhaps Rotary Clubs.”Wasem says the exercise was moved from June to May, in part so the military can save money on airfares and lodging, and also so its aircraft won’t complicate air traffic control during high wildfire season.last_img read more

Ranveer Singh on losing virginity to an older woman at 12 I

first_imgRanveer SinghInstagramRemember how Ranveer Singh took the industry by storm when he was featured in a condom ad which had created a lot of good noise among his fans. His free-spirited dance, his flamboyant appearance and the way which Ranveer made it appear, was no less than an innovation. And while everybody wanted to know how Ranveer landed in a condom ad, the actor had gone on to reveal some of the intimate details about his sexual experiences.”I think I was around 12 when I did it. I started everything early, everything! I was way ahead — so much so, that in school all the mothers used to say he (Ranveer) is that rotten apple that’s spoiling all our kids. I used to hold sermons with all the boys surrounding me and I used to teach them. They hadn’t heard of it and I became the expert because I had started very early,” Ranveer Singh had told Deccan Chronicle in an interview in 2014.Ranveer had revealed that he finds it very cool when girls hit on him as he used to be fat when he was a teenager. “I became sexy at a later stage,” he had said confessing that he had sex at such a young age to an older woman only out of curiosity.Only a handful of mainstream Bollywood actors like Sunny Leone and Bipasha Basu have been endorsing condoms. So what prompted Ranveer, an actor from the younger crop, to add himself into the list. Ranveer SinghInstagram”When I am in a car, I see these hoardings go by. I thought to myself, somebody is selling this, somebody is selling that, why isn’t anybody selling condoms? Then I realised that the only ads we have for condoms are very provocative in nature. That shouldn’t be the only prevailing definition of sex. As a society, we have evolved; our attitude towards the subject has changed. So we can have open and healthy conversations about this. Somebody needs to point that out or else people will keep treating it as taboo,” Ranveer had said.He further added, “I had this idea and I called my people and asked them to contact Durex. I knew it was a huge risk. I thought I am either going to get two thumbs up or a tight slap. But it became a hit.”last_img read more

Internet Explorer 9 A Closer Look

first_imgOctober 1, 2010 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Apple’s Safari may get all the hype. But Microsoft Explorer remains the lingua-franca of the small-business realm.Explorer claims more than half of the overall browser market, says Aliso Viejo, Calif-based Netmarketshare.com. And it reaches even deeper into the small-business universe. Sure, others browsers are faster and pack more features. But most small firms tend to stick with Internet Explorer because it’s included with their Windows-based small-business computers.So when Microsoft makes a big upgrade in Internet Explorer that offers major improvements for small firms — which is just what it is doing — it is big news indeed.Earlier this month Microsoft deployed a close-to-market-ready beta version of IE9, which I have been testing in my six-person digital content company. We’ve used it as a basic Web business search tool; an in-house platform for Web-based work tools like LiquidPlanner, Google Apps, and Microsoft Office Live; and even sampled it as a development tool for firms with company websites and e-commerce platforms.Things to Love Blazing speed: Side-by side-testing with the latest versions of Chrome, Safari, and Firefox showed me that the frustrating speed lag for Internet Explorer is no more.Expect a solid bump in performance for everything from basic Web browsing to Web-based office collaborative tools. For example, updating a Google Doc shared by several writers was clearly quicker in my testing with Explorer 9. And third-party web browser plug-ins like the Norton Security Tool bar and Yahoo search bars should run much faster — and crash less often.I found this performance gain across all types of equipment, from an ancient Pentium 4 Dell Dimension office desktop to a state-of-the-art Toshiba Portégé R700 notebook running an Intel Core i7.As a means of doing your Web-based work, IE9 is first rate.New possibilities for small-business Web strategies: Microsoft is joining the rest of the browser community in supporting exotic new web technologies. These tools have geeky names like HTML5, but they are important to small firms because they will change how the Web looks and feels — and thus how businesses work on it.For example, once-static content — like an average company home page — will become more dynamic. It will integrate high-quality video, interactive features and even immersive 3D environments, similar to the way powerful video games render on a sophisticated game platform like Xbox 360. Already-dynamic content, like a company blog or social networking site, will look slicker and closer to print or movie versions of information — like, say, how magazine apps now render on a tablet computer like an iPad.Things to hate Lots and lots of bugs: All this innovation comes at a cost: Explorer 9 will cause a wave of coding issues. Some websites will not fully support the new browser, so older versions of Explorer must be kept handy. And Web-based office tools, particularly custom apps like in-house sales or payroll systems, will almost certainly need to be upgraded to work on IE9.Businesses must brace themselves to manage the headache — and cost — of working with a powerful new browser that demands much from those who use it.My verdict: Download IE9 nowUpgrading to Explorer 9 is worth the time for the speed gain alone. Your firm should expect everything from Web browsing to document handing to be faster and more robust. You might want to wait until the final version hits the market, but touching the beta now — and understanding its powerful new features — will give your business an edge in developing fresh strategies for this next generation of Web development.IE9 is big step for the internet. You should give yourself and your business every chance to step along with it.   Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 4 min read Register Now »last_img read more

Fun day at Agar field

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! Agar Field is abuzz with Little Egerton’s fun day.The day started at 8am and saw Quick Street filled with cars.The little ones, full of energy, ran around and played in the jumping castle.There were various games and competitions to partake in, making it worth your while to spend some money.The day is not over yet, so make your way to the field.last_img

A gathering of Travellers Choice business developm

first_imgA gathering of Travellers Choice business development managers in Canberra recently enjoyed a novel approach to brainstorming business strategies, with a ‘disorderly’ Segway journey around the capital.General manager sales Nicola Strudwick said once the BDMs had mastered the self-balancing personal transporters – and their propensity for 360 degree spins – they turned their attention to driving the Travellers Choice network forward.“The aim was to explore ways for the group to continue to deliver our nationally-distributed member shareholders with an unrivalled customer experience. That means ensuring members are fully utilising the support tools and services available to help grow their businesses, and looking at additional networking opportunities,” said Strudwick.“At the same time, we discussed strategies for showcasing the Travellers Choice network and our company’s value proposition to potential new members across Australia.” BDMsTravellers Choicelast_img read more

airlinesEmiratesSpiceJet

first_imgairlinesEmiratesSpiceJet Emirates and SpiceJet have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enter into a reciprocal codeshare agreement, opening new routes and destinations for passengers travelling between India and popular destinations across Africa, America, Europe and the Middle East.Subject to necessary government approvals, the partnership will enable Emirates’ passengers to enjoy seamless connectivity on flights to India, leveraging SpiceJet’s strong domestic presence and adding six new destinations: Amritsar, Jaipur, Pune, Mangalore, Madurai and Calicut – to the nine existing cities in India served by Emirates. This will bolster Emirates’ already-extensive network adding a total of 67 weekly connections between Emirates’ hub in Dubai to these six fast growing destinations in India. This includes increased domestic connectivity from Emirates’ nine Indian gateways to points such as Goa, Hubli, Guwahati, Vishakhapatnam and Tuticorin which would allow for a greater variety of travel options between both Emirates and SpiceJet flights.“Our journey in India has been defined by progressive investment, partnership and growth. We constantly try to improve and provide our customers with greater flexibility and travel choices. This partnership with SpiceJet and the mutual expansion of our network will go a long way in further enhancing the travel experience of our customers in India as well as those heading into India, benefiting travellers and businesses alike,” said Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, Revenue Optimization and Aeropolitical affairs.Passengers travelling from India will have more choice to travel seamlessly with minimum connection times, when flying to destinations in Emirates’ Europe network such as London, Paris, Frankfurt, Manchester and Amsterdam. The codeshare agreement will also open up flights for Indian travellers to North and South American destinations such as New York, Washington, Toronto, and Sao Paulo as well as Middle Eastern destinations such as Jeddah, Kuwait and Amman, operated by Emirates.last_img read more

Thieves steal dogs

first_imgTwelve dogs, total worth more than €7,000, were reported stolen on Friday on two separate incidents in Mandria in Paphos.Police said they received two complaints that dogs were stolen from premises in the Mandria area.Three brothers reported that 10 dogs – worth around €7,000 – had been stolen from their property in Mandria. Police said that the lock of the cage the dogs were in, had been broken into.Another man reported that his two hunting dogs had been stolen from his farm. Police said that the thieves entered the farm after cutting the metal wire fence and opened the cage the dogs were in, which was not locked.   You May LikeTop.SolarCalifornia Policy May Pay You to Install Solar if You Live in Rowland HeightsTop.SolarUndoCredit Tips TodayBill Gates Lives In A House That Goes Beyond Human ImaginationCredit Tips TodayUndoLukallSafe Search Engine for Kids, Society & Community. Try now.LukallUndo Iran’s Revolutionary Guards publish purported exchange with British warshipUndoGreek Prime Minister in Cyprus for official visitUndoAt least 20 killed, 50 injured in attack on VP candidate’s office in KabulUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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