On Saturday, October 28th, at its 2017 Illuminations Gala, the Chapman Partnership presented Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho with the prestigious Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Humanitarian Award. The award is given to an individual or organization that follows the moral and civic examples of Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. in serving the homeless.Commitment and passion to the homelessSuperintendent Carvalho was given the award for his commitment and passion to help the homeless regain their dignity. Under Superintendent Carvalho’s the Miami-Dade School District serves the food, shelter, and educational needs of thousands of homeless students and their families. Great and humbling honor“Receiving the prestigious Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Humanitarian Award is a great and humbling honor,” said Carvalho. “I believe in the potential of all children. At Miami-Dade County Public Schools, we work tirelessly to encourage students, particularly those most vulnerable, to dream big, embrace innovation, and set high goals. Providing support and resources to children and families who are displaced through initiatives such as Project UP-START is not uncommon to the work we do; it is part of our mission to place every child on a path to personal and academic success.” Newspaper publisherAlvah Herman Chapman Jr. who died in 2008) was an American newspaper publisher who served at the helm of The Miami Herald and as chairman of the Knight Ridder newspaper division.Chapman was active in philanthropic and civic efforts in Miami and throughout South Florida. He was involved in an effort to rebuild portions of Homestead, Florida and Southern Miami-Dade County that had been severely damaged during 1992’s Hurricane Andrew and was part of a $2 billion Downtown Miami renewal project. He was the founder of Community Partnership for Homeless, an organization designed to help Miami’s homeless get off the streets and return to self-sufficiency.For more on Superintendent Carvalho, click the link: Alberto Carvalho appointed to National Academies Committee
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInIt is 20 years since the University of Glasgow first opened its doors to students on the Crichton Campus in Dumfries where its School of Interdisciplinary Studies continues to provide world-class, research-intensive undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research degree programmes.Over those two decades hundreds of students have studied hard, gained their degree and headed off to put their knowledge to good use.In this 20th anniversary year, two former students who have built very different, but equally successful, careers are keen to share their memories of their time at University.Jo Kopela is a Health and Wellbeing Specialist with NHS Dumfries and Galloway; she graduated with a MLitt in Managing Health and Wellbeing in 2011. She remembers her time at the University with great appreciation:“I wanted a Masters that was most relevant to my work and fortunately the local campus could offer this. This meant I did not have to travel, making things much easier as I was working full-time. We were a relatively small group so we got to know each other and the tutors very well. I absolutely loved it.“Working in Public Health means I have ongoing contact with the University and as a team we regularly facilitate student placements. It’s also lovely to meet some of these students who now have local employment and are doing well.“The region is really fortunate to have such a good academic campus and having the University of Glasgow in Dumfries is very special.”Mary Smith was one of the first cohort to enrol at the University of Glasgow in Dumfries in 1999. Having left school to work in a bank, Mary later joined Oxfam which led to 10 years working with leprosy-control projects in Pakistan and Afghanistan.Mary said: (Main Image) “I had looked at the Open University and had a pile of their literature but I never did anything about it. Then I saw an advert for the summer school and I phoned for more information. I read the brochure and put it with the rest, but the woman I spoke to about the summer school phoned me back and asked if she should sign me up and I agreed. “When I came to the summer school I thought this is what I want to do. I started studying Health and Social Studies part-time but I felt I was missing out on student life because I always had to rush away for work when the others were meeting up for coffee and chatting.“The University of Glasgow gave me a lot of self-confidence that I didn’t have. It opened windows and doors and suddenly I started looking at the world in a different way. I had always wanted to be a journalist and I did an eight-week placement at the Galloway News. I used to send them local history pieces and I was often called in to work shifts before I got a full time job there. After that I was a staff feature writer for Dumfries and Galloway Life magazine and I still do some freelance work for them which I really enjoy. “I left the magazine because I wanted to focus more on writing and that has been great. As well as a novel set in Afghanistan and a memoir I have also published three local history titles a book of poetry and a short story collection. My fourth local history book will be published later this year.“My advice to anyone thinking about applying to the School of Interdisciplinary Studies is do it, go for it. It is so important that people know they don’t have to move away to get a great education and having one of the world’s top 100 universities, the University of Glasgow, here means that people who come here to study can stay in the area after graduation.”For further information about events taking place to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the University of Glasgow in Dumfries please visit the website at www.gla.ac.uk/events/dumfries/.
Tweet Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce, Enterprise and Small Business Development Esther ThomasPermanent Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce, Enterprise and Small Business Development Esther Thomas has called on the Housing and Construction sector to do better business. Thomas, who was speaking at the opening ceremony of a two day Housing and Contractor symposium, hosted by the Dominica Business Forum on Wednesday 24 January 2018, stated that that sector is critical to the growth of a country. “We know that the housing and Contraction sector is critical to the overall development of any nation. Housing, as we all know, is critical for safety and security, and many people who still don’t have a roof over their heads they feel rather insecure and unsafe and we know that is very important,” Thomas said. She commended the various associations and partners in development that came together to organize what she deemed as a very important symposium at this time, however, noted that that the sector should work to improve its methods and she urged them to perform better. “As we focus on the theme, I wish to highlight the need for this sector to improve its methods and ways of doing business. And I am mindful that I come from the Ministry of Commerce, Enterprise and Small Business. But we have many micro and small businesses who are involved in building and construction and I want to call on them to do things a little better,” Thomas added. BusinessLocalNews Housing and Construction Sector pressed to do better business by: Dominica Vibes News – January 30, 2018 Sharing is caring! Share Share Share 87 Views no discussions
KEYWORDS “The bug of motor racing got in my blood,” Penske recalled about that day with his father, Jay. “I hope my dad is looking down at me and this group and saying ‘Son, you did a good job.’ “The sprawling, 110-year-old speedway and its famed, 4-km oval track is one of the most famous venues in sports and crowds for its showcase race every May, the first one dating to 1911, used to swell to more than 400,000 people. The speedway with its famous pagoda tower, Gasoline Alley garage area and massive grandstands was a dilapidated mess in 1945 when Tony Hulman bought it and brought racing back to the corner of 16th Street and Georgetown Avenue after a four-year absence following World War II.The speedway itself spun off multiple subsidiaries, including the IndyCar Series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway Productions, which are also being acquired by Penske Entertainment, a subsidiary of Penske Corp., which is owned by the billionaire.Experts were unsure how to value the deal and Penske quipped to AP: “I haven’t paid anything yet.” But the sale was a bombshell in a industry that has struggled with declining attendance and interest over the past decade.“IndyCar has had a good few years but motorsports still has this challenge going forward,” said Andrew Baker, director of motorsports studies at IUPUI in Indianapolis, whose campus is just a few miles from the speedway. “What people don’t realize is how much it is on the business to business side. That’s where Roger can help, is essential to the sport. It can spill over into things like hospitality and then they can use that to schmooze people and businesses and bring more sponsors into the sport. “The deal was done in roughly six weeks and began when Tony George, grandson of Tony Hulman, approached Penske before the season-ending race in California in September. George wished Penske luck in the championship battle, then asked “The Captain” if they could have a conversation about the speedway.“We as a family agreed we all needed to have a conversation with Roger Penske,” George said.“I simply said I’d like to meet with him and talk about stewardship and he got a very serious look on his face,” said George, who several times choked back tears discussing his family’s legacy. “It’s obviously emotionally difficult. We all love it and we all care deeply. We all realize that as a family and organization we had probably taken it as far as we can. Roger Penske’s resources will only take this to another level.”Tony George, along with his sisters and the Hulman & Co. board of directors, have most recently been in charge of Hulman properties. Mari Hulman George, Hulman’s daughter and matriarch of the family interests, died last November and the family businesses have slowly been divested. Hulman & Co. sold its other primary business, the baking company Clabber Girl, to B&G Foods for $80 million in May.The family has now turned its racing properties over to Penske in an announcement made one day after the one-year anniversary of Hulman George’s death. The family will have an opportunity from Penske to remain involved with both the series and the speedway, and Tony George said he will take Penske up on the offer. He is also co-owner of Ed Carpenter Racing, the team run by his son.Penske said he will step down as race strategist for his IndyCar team — he most recently called races for veteran driver Will Power — and focus on turning IMS into “the entertainment capital of Indiana.” He said the heavy lifting begins Tuesday when Penske plans to walk the IMS property — it includes the track, a golf course, a museum and in 1987 was designated a National Historic Landmark — then meet with the existing executive team.Penske, who is also a giant in the NASCAR stock car series, said he plans no management changes at this time. He was eager to address any potential conflict of interest that could arise from the most powerful man in motorsports owning a three-car race team, the series and one of the most important races in the world.“I understand the integrity. To me, I know what my job is,” Penske said. “Hopefully I have enough credibility to ensure that there is not a lot of conflict. I’ve got a lot of guys watching me.”Penske, who turned 82 in February, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Donald Trump last month. He is the winningest car owner in Indy 500 history with 18 victories, including Simon Pagenaud’s win in May, as well as 15 IndyCar championships following Josef Newgarden’s title in September.The deal should close in January. Penske said because both Penske Corp. and Hulman & Company are private companies they are not legally required to disclose the transaction price.IMS earlier Monday sent a document to IndyCar teams, a copy of which was obtained by the AP, outlining the basics of the deal.“We have found the ideal steward of the company and its iconic assets,” the document said. “Penske Corporation — with its 64,000-plus employees and more than $32 billion in consolidated revenue — will bring tremendous energy, leadership and resources to IMS, IndyCar and IMSP. For a number of years, the Hulman & Company management and board have engaged outside advisers and experts to consider the full range of strategic options available. Ultimately, it was decided to focus on the possible sale of the company and finding a buyer that would be the best steward of the company and its iconic assets.”Support from rival team owners was immediate. Chip Ganassi said Penske called him early Monday before the sale was announced to inform him, adding “the place is going to be run like a business now.”Michael Andretti called it “positive news” for the speedway and the series while Bobby Rahal called Penske the “perfect custodian.”Penske has missed only six Indianapolis 500s since that first race with his father, and five of them came when the IndyCar Series was formed by Tony George and split from CART. Penske teams remained in CART, and CART teams were not welcome at the 500. CART was once the most popular form of motorsports in the U.S., but NASCAR swallowed open-wheel racing during the tumultuous times after Tony George created the Indy Racing League. The split fractured open-wheel racing in North America and it has never fully recovered even after CART conceded and merged into what is now known as IndyCar.Penske has mixed track ownership and team ownership before, and the Detroit resident purchased Michigan International Speedway in 1973. He later owned California Speedway and currently runs the Detroit Grand Prix doubleheader IndyCar weekend.Penske said he is eager to add events to IMS and explore opportunities for the speedway and the series. He has been open to new ideas, including guaranteeing spots in the Indianapolis 500 field to full-time IndyCar teams. Fans are vehemently against the idea and argue the show is enhanced by the trials of a driver trying to qualify for the event.Penske said it was too soon to comment on guaranteeing Indy 500 spots, but he wants to discuss bigger and bolder visions.“We’ve got to break some glass on some of these things,” said Penske, who mentioned 24-hour races, a return of Formula One and an increased relationship with NASCAR, which has raced at the speedway since 1994, as items he wants to study.“We’ve got to try some things. I am prepared to take a risk. No risk, no reward.” IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 RELATED PHOTOS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Roger Penske was a car-loving, 14-year-old who regularly listened to the Indianapolis 500 on the radio when his father landed tickets to the 1951 race. They made the trek from Cleveland, and when Penske saw the cars zipping around Indianapolis Motor Speedway at 200 mph (nearly 323 kph) he fell instantly in love.Now he owns the iconic speedway, its hallowed grounds, “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the IndyCar Series and all its properties in a stunning deal announced Monday. By early next year, Penske Entertainment Corp. will take over all those entities owned by the Hulman family for 74 years in one of the biggest transactions in the history of motorsports. Roger Penske, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Hulman & Company Penske Entertainment Corp. chairman Rodger Penske responds to a question about the sale of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar and related business from Hulman & Company to Penske Entertainment Corp. at a news conference in Indianapolis on Monday. | AP
Auburn defensive back Tray Matthews.AUBURN — Tray Matthews is likely to see many familiar faces in the stands and on the other sideline during Auburn’s season opener Saturday.Matthews, from Newman, Georgia, will play his first game at Auburn just about 45 minutes southwest of his hometown after a highly publicized transfer from Georgia. The 213-pound safety has already played two games in the Georgia Dome during an illustrious high school career that included being named a 2012 Georgia Sports Writers Association All-State Class 6A first-team defense selection and being ranked the 6th-ranked highest prospect in the state by Rivals.com.“It’s going to be a little different, but for me, I’m just ready and anxious to be out there again, ready to play in front of thousands of people, ready to play for this Auburn defense, and I’m loving it here,” Matthews said about playing in home state. “It’s not really a big difference to me. I’m just ready to play football again.”Matthews was dismissed from the Georgia program for a violation of team rules. While Georgia head coach Mark Richt has never specified the exact violation, the announcement came shortly after Matthews, along with three other Georgia football players, were arrested by university police and charged with misdemeanor theft by deception for allegedly double-dipping school-issued financial-aid checks by cashing them twice.Former Georgia safety Tray Matthews is making a good first impression at Auburn.After the dismissal, Matthews immediately took to Twitter to declare he would be transferring to either Auburn or Louisville. Matthews spurned the recruiting efforts of Todd Grantham, his former defensive coordinator at Georgia and current defensive boss at Louisville, to sign with the closer Southeastern Conference rival.Matthews, who is expected to be a starting strong safety for No. 6 Auburn Saturday, is also very familiar with two members of the secondary of its Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game opponent. If Matthews had decided to go to Louisville, the Cardinals would’ve likely started three-fourths of the same defensive backfield that Georgia trotted out in 2013. Louisville’s secondary features former Georgia teammates Shaq Wiggins and Josh Harvey-Clemons.Harvey-Clemons started 11 games in the 2013 season for Georgia and recorded 66 tackles, one interception and recovered three fumbles. Harvey-Clemon’s 2013 season highlights included nine tackles and a forced fumble in the last-second loss at Auburn. Harvey-Clemons was dismissed after the 2013 season for a violation of team rules after multiple reports confirmed Harvey-Clemons’ suspension from the 2014 Gator Bowl was a result of violating the university’s drug-use policy for the second time.Wiggins, a 5-foot-9 cornerback, quickly transferred to Louisville after leading Georgia in interceptions but Richt said in a university statement “a fresh start is what he believes is in his best interest. We respect his decision and certainly wish him nothing but the best.”Wiggins has already impressed the Louisville coaching staff in camp and injects some experience into already strong Cardinals defensive effort for the 2015 season.“He has good speed and great feet,” Louisville secondary coach Terrell Buckely said. “He understands the game and he is getting better at that. He needs to take that to the next level. He can take everything to another level and make him better.”Wiggins is one of 14 players on the Louisville roster from the state of Georgia and will bring the hometown feeling to the visiting Cardinals locker room.“To be able to play back in my hometown in Atlanta, it’s a great feeling and should be a great experience,” Wiggins said. “I will have a lot of family and friends in attendance, and hope everyone else will be watching.”One of those who will be watching will certainly be Matthews – a former teammate who came into a 2012 recruiting class looking to build something but now have opposite agendas.“It will be challenging but we’re up for the challenge and the coaches have a great scheme and things for us to look at so we’ll be prepared for (Louisville),” Matthews said. “We’ll have a game plan. We will watch a lot of film and try our best to see what we will do.”
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RedSox44 Share on other sites Members 1,667 Members 12 0 0 nuordr Members The Bengals would look so much better in their black pants, but overall the game looks good. Anybody notice that the NBC scorebug is a bit neater a bit easier to read? Link to post Share this post 12 Anybody notice that the NBC scorebug is a bit neater a bit easier to read?Seriously?We’ve had a thread about it for days.The new NBC graphics package is way better than the old one.I’m sorry. 1,667 epper All Activity Link to post Share on other sites 234 Members Location:Columbus Sign in to follow this Favourite Logos:Toronto Blue Jays 2012 – Quebec NordiquesMinnesota North StarsHartford WhalersNew York MetsBoston Bruins (all except 1995-2007)New Detroit Lions 31,030 posts Anybody notice that the NBC scorebug is a bit neater a bit easier to read?Seriously?We’ve had a thread about it for days.The new NBC graphics package is way better than the old one. 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At least Cincy is wearing white-white, which is their most tolerable road look. 4,436 posts 6,188 posts Sports Logo News Members Link to post 0 Share this post Anybody notice that the NBC scorebug is a bit neater a bit easier to read?Seriously?We’ve had a thread about it for days.The new NBC graphics package is way better than the old one.I’m sorry.No big deal, but I came off like a dick there, so I should be apologizing. You could’ve easily missed the thread.I’m sorry. Posted January 8, 2012 4,212 RedSox44 192 RedSox44 Cujo Share this post Share this post 192 1,118 Location:Atlanta, Ga. 219 NFL Wildcard Round BigMac12 Link to post Anybody notice that the NBC scorebug is a bit neater a bit easier to read?Yup. Looks like new NBCSN graphics package fully implemented now.That font is incredibly boring. The new set does nothing for me. Dislike. 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Hard-hitting opener, Brandon King, is “ecstatic” about returning to the Guyana Amazon Warriors for the 2020 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). King was one of eight players retained by the five-time finalists ahead of the draft.In an interview with this publication, King stated, “it was always my intention to return to Guyana for this year’s CPL so I’m ecstatic that I’ve been retained. Looking forward to it.”The 25-year-old Jamaican, finished last season as the leading run-scorer with 496 runs and led Warriors into their fifth final but was unable to steer them to a maiden title. Despite being unable to lift the trophy, the explosive right-handed opener, who scored his side’s lone century last year confidently admitted: “The ultimate goal is always the trophy but that can only come if I perform my role for the team.”Reflecting on the 2019 campaign, King reminisced, “I would say last year’s competition had a big impact on my career for sure. I think my performances propelled my name in T20 cricket which led to me being selected for West Indies shortly after…it definitely played a major factor.”King has since played eight T20 Internationals for the Caribbean side and currently strikes at 134. Like his breakout season in 2019, King is hopeful this year’s performance can land him a spot in the West Indies’ squad for the T20 World Cup later this year.When asked about the prospects of a World Cup selection he replied, “Yes World Cup selection is one of my goals and I think CPL comes at the right time for anyone looking to put their name forward.”King pointed out that he understands the dynamics of the sport and acknowledged that the Caribbean is loaded with talent and that he will need to work hard this year in order to secure a place in the squad. “As a professional, you always want to keep improving and raising the bar so knowing that I had a good tournament last year, I definitely want to show consistency and give the team strong performances again.”However, preparation for the ‘biggest party in sport’ and cricketers across the globe been plagued by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and King says his training has been affected.“Covid has made it difficult for us as cricketers to have the same type of training we are used to. But it also gives us an opportunity to focus on improving ourselves,” King reckoned. He added, “I’ve been focusing primarily on fitness work during this time along with some batting drills that I can do at home.”With the uncertainty surrounding the tournament, King weighed in on some of the regulations that are being touted under which the competition could be played.On the possibility of playing without fans in the stands, King opined, “It is unfortunate as the fans are the ones who provide the atmosphere in the stadiums, especially in CPL. That being said the safety of the people comes first and I have no issue if it is deemed unsafe for there to be fans. It is just something we, as players, will have to adjust to.King added that it would be regrettable for the overseas players to be absent from the tournament. “The overseas players bring a lot of quality to every team and the tournament altogether,” he said adding “it can be seen as an opportunity for more local talent to be on display which could help the development of cricket in the region.CPL authorities have submitted a proposal to host the entire tournament in Trinidad and Tobago. As part of the proposal, the CPL has said it would want to host the entire tournament, comprising 34 matches, at Trinidad’s two main grounds, the Queen’s Park Oval and the Brian Lara Academy. Games might be played back-to-back on the same day at 10am and 6pm local time, meaning the tournament would be played over 25 days rather than last year’s 39. The tournament had initially been due to take place between August 19 and September 26.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Pace bowling legend Sir Andy Roberts believes a lack of proper planning by West Indies following their win in the opening Test at Southampton, led to their poor form in the remaining matches and their eventual series defeat to England. West Indies took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series with a four-wicket victory but then collapsed to heavy defeats, losing the second Test by 113 runs and the third by 269 runs, to further extend their 32-year wait for a series win on English soil.“Considering the way they played in the first Test match, I think after that they didn’t sit down and plan for the remainder of the series,” Sir Andy told the Mason and Guest cricket radio show.“I think we went to England not to win the series but to defend the Wisden Trophy and it showed in the planning.” Pointing to the use of fast bowler Shannon Gabriel as an example, Sir Andy said the Trinidadian should have been better managed, considering he had just recovered from an ankle operation last December.Gabriel snatched a nine-wicket haul in the first Test but appeared jaded and struggling with his fitness in the remaining games, picked up only two wickets.“One must remember that Shannon Gabriel last played cricket in September, October last year, and apart from that he had an ankle operation which ruled him out of the original touring party,” the legendary Antiguan explained. “I thought after performing so well in the first Test, they should have left him out for the second Test because England would have to win consecutive matches to win the series.“But all of us could see how Shannon bowled in the second Test and then you continued with him again in the third Test match so we didn’t plan very well.”He continued: “They played literally the same team every game. I would have liked to see both Alzarri Joseph and Chemar Holder play together in a Test match. You have some young firepower and I think they should have used them in one of the Test matches.” Sir Andy also criticised the strategy by the West Indies seamers, contending they were too predictable and too often allowed the English batsmen to dictate matters.In fact, the 69-year-old said enough short balls were used against some batsmen who were clearly not comfortable with that length, and this again reflected the lack of strategic planning.“Ben Stokes is a fine all-rounder but Ben Stokes [knew] exactly what balls he was getting. Ben Stokes was walking out of his crease to our medium-fast bowlers,” Sir Andy contended. “And if you check the last Test match when he got bowled by Kemar Roach, that [dismissal] came along because Kemar Roach bowled him a few short balls which he wasn’t getting in the previous Test matches so we have to look at how we’re planning.“Some of the worst techniques I seen to fast bowling is among the England opening pair [of Dom Sibley and Rory Burns], they’re not comfortable with short balls but we did not use enough short balls in this series.“I’m not saying to overdo it but you have to make them (batsmen) think. [You can’t allow batsmen to] just sit back and know what is coming at them.”
Related ABCNews.com(NEW YORK) — New York City authorities are working to determine how a 26-year-old woman’s dismembered body turned up in a Brooklyn park this week, according to a police source.Brandy Odom’s torso was found in Canarsie Park Monday night, the source said, while her arms and legs were found Tuesday.Patricia Smith made the discovery Monday night while walking her dog in the park, where spiky black hair caught her attention, ABC New York City station WABC-TV reported.“I came back and looked closer,” Smith said, “and it was the body of a female with her limbs removed.”Police have identified the woman as Odom, of Brooklyn, police said.Odom was never reported missing, a police source said.The medical examiner will determine the cause of her death, police said.“We do our normal walk here every Tuesday,” resident Michele Brown told WABC. “We’re just heartbroken, all of us. My heart aches.”A reward up to $2,500 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment of anyone responsible for her death, the NYPD said. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-577-8477.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico