BLOG: Three Big Reasons We Need to Invest In PA Schools

first_img June 16, 2016 BLOG: Three Big Reasons We Need to Invest In PA Schools Education,  Schools That Teach,  The Blog Earlier this month, a new report by The Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA) and Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) revealed statistics that underscore the importance of investing in Pennsylvania’s schools.The report said that in the 2016-2017 school year:46% of school districts plan to reduce staff34% of school districts plan to increase class sizes50% of school districts plan to reduce or eliminate academic or extracurricular programsThese are three big reasons we need to commit to investing in our schools. Governor Wolf has always made fully funding education one of his top priorities. In his 2016-2017 Budget, Governor Wolf proposes a $200 million increase in the Basic Education Subsidy, $50 million increase in the Special Education Subsidy, and a $60 million increase in high­-quality early childhood education. Though this investment cannot fully reverse the severe education cuts of the previous administration, it does put Pennsylvania back on the right track.A recent positive step forward for education in Pennsylvania was Governor Wolf’s signature on a bill that takes an important step in ensuring the basic education fair funding formula is permanent. Prior to the passing of this bill, Pennsylvania was one of only three states that did not have such a formula in place, creating massive inequities in schools and hitting our most vulnerable students the hardest.Establishing a fair funding formula is a vital step in bettering our commonwealth’s education system. But this is not a cure-all for the challenges our schools face. In order to give students the education and skills they need to excel in a 21st-century economy, we need to make significant investments in our schools.If we don’t balance our budget with sustainable revenue to fix the deficit, we will not be able to invest in our schools. Instead, we will be faced with a $1 billion cut to education that will lead to larger class sizes, teacher layoffs, program reductions, and skyrocketing property taxes. By: Sarah Galbally, Secretary of Policy and Planningcenter_img Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Nexans holds block party for Nexans Aurora cable layer

first_imgFrench offshore cabling specialist Nexans has hosted a grand block ceremony for its new cable installation vessel, the Nexans Aurora.Grand block ceremony; Source: NexansNexans said that the grand blocks for the hull were being assembled at Crist, Poland, and that the vessel would be completed at Ulstein Verft in Norway.The company added that representatives from the owner, shipbuilders, ship designer, and other partnering companies were present at the celebration.The design is based on the combined experience of Nexans, Skipsteknisk, Ulstein Verft, and MAATS Tech.Ragnhild Katteland, CEO of Nexans Norway, said: “The building of this groundbreaking cable-laying vessel is a major milestone in our company’s long term strategy heading for the future in the energy market, and with the grand block ceremony, we are one step further.“To maintain our position as an important turnkey player in the field of submarine cables, contributing to securing the world’s energy supply by installing cable connections all around the world and contributing to the environmental green shift Nexans Aurora will be a most crucial asset.”Lars Lühr Olsen, managing director of Ulstein Verft, added: “The vessel is well prepared for complex construction tasks in severe weather conditions anywhere in the world. Ulstein Verft will carry out the final outfitting, commissioning, and testing prior to the vessel’s delivery in 2021, and we are well prepared and eager to finalize this newbuild project for Nexans.”The Nexans Aurora has a 10,000-tonne capacity split turntable, the DP3 cable laying vessel. The vessel will be outfitted for power cable laying, including bundle laying, cable jointing and repair, and cable system protection and trenching.The vessel is developed for operations in rough weather and has high maneuverability and station keeping capabilities.To remind, Nexans cut first steel for the Nexans Aurora back in February this year. A Nexans manager then said that the vessel would be used A Nexans manager then said the vessel would be used to connect offshore wind farms to the grid, support electrification of offshore petroleum installations,  and to create interconnectors between countries.GC Rieber will be the ship manager of the Nexans Aurora once it is delivered from Ulstein yard in 2021. Artist rendering of Nexans Aurora; Source: NexansSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

Gov’t making efforts to ensure COVID-19 cadavers won’t pile up in hospitals…

first_img“Angcapacity lang po kasi noon [morgue]is for five patients. Ang pinakamataas pona na-record po namin ay 20 na mga cadavers na hindi po napi-pick-up,” Ordona said in an interview with CNNPhilippines. The national task force, according toGalvez, has designated the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) andthe Office of Civil Defense to retrieve the bodies in hospitals for properdisposition. “Angnagiging problema natin kasi ay ‘yung mga pasyente, iniiwan na lang ng mgapamilya so nahihirapan ang ospital na i-identify.Kasi talagang dapat bago i-cremate dapat i-identify,” Galvez said. He also said the hospital is not used tohaving bodies unclaimed and that it might have something to do with thefilled-up slots for cremation but as of Saturday, there were only six unclaimedbodies in the hospital. Galvez’s statement came after the EastAvenue Medical Center (EAMC) in Quezon City admitted on Saturday that bodies havepiled up in the hallways of the morgue the past few days due to lack of bodybags. Citing an unnamed frontliner, GMA 7 newsanchor Arnold Clavio posted on his social media account on Saturday that deadbodies are piled up in the hallway of a hospital. He added that the saidhospital is now requesting for more body bags. “Kapagnag-report ang ospital na merongcadaver, kinukuha nila. Ang [gusto] namin ay talagang malinis ang ospital ng mga cadaver,” he said inan interview with DZBB AM.center_img “Maymga bangkay na po doon na nangangamoy na. Umaabot na din po admittedly ‘yung amoy sa ibang areas po ng hospital,” he added. “So far, wala pa namang nagpositive sa COVID-19so they are considered as persons under investigation.” MANILA – The government is doing everyeffort possible to ensure the remains of those who died due to coronavirusdisease 2019 (COVID-19) will not pile up in hospitals, National Task ForceCOVID-19 chief implementer Carlito Galvez Jr. said. Galvez added that the rule is to crematethe body within 12 hours upon death in order to prevent contamination but thereare some cases where relatives of the COVID-19 casualties leave the remainsbehind. EAMC spokesperson Dr. Dennis Ordoña saidin a television interview the pile up of bodies was due to the hospital nothaving sufficient equipment, such as freezers, to store additional humanremains. Ordoña said that the hospital is openfor donations of personal protective equipment, body bags, and a mobile morgueor freezer to store human remains. He also says the hospital will not ceaseoperations./PNlast_img read more

Juventus linked with Atletico Madrid midfielder

first_imgRead Also: Simeone defends Atletico Madrid stars after UCL exitThe report suggests the Bianconeri will look to lower the transfer fee by including a player as counterpart, with two names most likely to fit the bill: Federico Bernardeschi and Douglas Costa.Both wingers are in a similar situation and looking to relaunch their careers elsewhere, and could look to Madrid as talks between the two clubs begin.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 For this reason, the website report that Juve have resumed contacts with Atletico over 27-year-old midfielder Partey, who can a number of roles in the team, including across midfield. Ilbianconeri suggest Partey is ready to leave Los Colchoneros this summer, should the right opportunity be available, and will be available for €40-50 million. Loading… Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The 18 Most Visited Cities In The World14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowGorgeous Asian Actresses All Men Are Crazy About Juventus have been linked with a move for Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey despite the Ghanaian reportedly being close to joining Arsenal. The Bianconeri are planning an overhaul of their squad, following the appointment of Andrea Pirlo last week, with Blaise Matuidi having already left the club to join Inter Miami. Juventus news site Ilbianconero report that the club are currently focused on the outgoing players, rather than making purchases, but they are looking to sign a striker, two full-backs and at least one or two new midfielders for the squad.Advertisementlast_img read more

2022 FIFA World Cup Draw: NTA partners HotSports for live broadcast

first_imgRelatedPosts Kano offers scholarship to students with special needs Messi ban now over, Argentine FA president says CAF ready to support Egypt with missing AFCON trophy As Nigerian football fans eagerly await Super Eagles’ opponents in the qualifiers for 2022 FIFA World Cup, the Nigerian Television Authority has announced exclusive live broadcast of the draw live from Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday evening. The telecast will start shortly before the 6pm (Nigerian time) event, which holds at Ritz-Carlton Hotel in the Egyptian capital. This is the first indication of the resolve of NTA in partnership with its marketing consultancy, HotSports, to bring all the matches of the qualifiers and the finals of Qatar 2022 to its teeming viewers and their associated brands. Nigeria’s senior football team will be seeded in the draw which will set the 40 qualifying countries apart in 10 second round groups, with winners then reduced to five FIFA World Cup finalists from the continent. The partnership between NTA and HotSports delivered all the matches of last year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt to millions of homes in Nigeria. The matches were produced at the Lagos facility of HS Media Group, the holding company of HotSports. Last October, the partners were joined by African Independent Television to produce the live broadcast of the Grade A friendly between Nigeria and the five-time world champions Brazil, which was played in Singapore. NTA has the right to broadcast on free-to-air channels the matches of Nigeria’s national teams and clubs in continental competitions.Tags: cairoEgyptFIFA World CupHotSports.ntalast_img read more

Lawal Raises the Alarm over Physical Cameroon

first_img“I’m happy for Cameroon emerging as African champions. Nobody gave them a chance, but that’s football for you,” Lawal told“Now we are playing Cameroon in a double header (qualifier). We’ve played two games and got six points from them.“I must say the coaches and players have done a fantastic job so far. But they need to remain focus and not relent.“They need to concentrate and maintain what they’ve started in the best possible way against them because one game can change everything.”“Cameroon are a physical side and rely solely on their physical strength. But we (Nigeria) believe in skill, mental and as well as physical aspects of the game,” he continued.“Whenever they want to play Nigeria, they know they can’t match us, so they will do everything to kick and physically attack us in order to frustrate.“Our players need to be ready for that because I believe the match will be very difficult, strong and competitive.“They know it will be difficult to match us. At this point, we have no pressure and we can’t afford to get distracted except we want to throw those points away.“He (Rohr) is a manager and the coach, and he knows better. He should keep on watching and getting his team together. He should not get carried away.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram WORLD CUP 2018Former Nigeria international Garba Lawal believes the 2018 World Cup qualifier clash between Nigeria and African champions Cameroon will be a difficult contest.Gernot Rohr’s men will face the Indomitable Lions in a double-header on August 28 and September 2 respectively, with the three-time African kings hoping for at least four points out of six to confirm their place for Russia 2018.Despite the Super Eagles leading Group B with six points – four points ahead of Hugo Broos’ men, the 42-year-old urged the country’s senior national side not to relent.last_img read more

SU alum Nick Mariano works toward MLL title with his brother coaching

first_img Comments The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.Nick Mariano focused on his opponent across the backyard in Yorktown Heights, New York. He’s disadvantaged — Nick’s brother Tom is 23 years older. Tom advanced toward the cage, and moments later a lacrosse ball whizzed past Nick’s head and into the net behind him.Several years later, Nick is the one scoring the goals in Major League Lacrosse and Tom, his childhood opponent, is on the sideline coaching him and the Chesapeake Bayhawks.“That was like the one time where everyone would get together,” Nick said of playing backyard lacrosse with his siblings. “Everyone would just enjoy lacrosse together and we would have fun.”Before becoming an MLL champion with the Chesapeake Bayhawks, Nick spent two seasons playing for Syracuse. He helped lead the Orange to an Atlantic Coast Conference title and two NCAA quarterfinal appearances in 2016 and 2017. Nick was then drafted fourth overall by his brother, Tom, and the MLL’s Florida Launch. Two years later, Nick was traded to the Chesapeake Bayhawks where his brother was the assistant coach and eventually, at the conclusion of their 2019 championship season, Tom became the Bayhawks’ head coach.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I kinda pinch myself because I grew up wanting to be a professional lacrosse player.” Nick said. “To live out those dreams and share it with my brother as being a coach it was really special for me”Although the Marianos’ father never played lacrosse, he’s watched the sport for over 30 years and instilled the game into his three sons and daughter from a young age. Tom picked up the game in high school and his siblings followed.Tom played for Nazareth College and won a Division-III NCAA title before beginning his coaching career at Sacred Heart and Pace University. In 2013, Tom landed a position with the Ohio Machine of the MLL.That same year, Nick graduated from Yorktown High School and landed a spot at University of Massachusetts. But UMass was simply a pitstop for Nick. Syracuse, Nick’s of dream school, didn’t extend an offer to him out of high school and remained silent even after he entered the transfer portal following his sophomore season.Nick traveled West to the Vail Lacrosse Tournament, a premier youth showcase tournament held in Vail, Colorado, in an attempt to get Syracuse to offer him a spot with the Orange. At the tournament, Nick was awarded Offensive MVP honors and caught the eye of Syracuse recruiters, who offered him a spot on their roster. Nick Mariano was heading to SU.“A lot of it has to do with the mentality of the Syracuse lacrosse program.” Nick said, “You know you’re expected to win there. You’re expected to have higher expectations than any other program.”During his time at Syracuse, Nick scored a team-high 35 goals, held a scoring streak in 13 consecutive games that ranked 10th in the nation and became a Tewaaraton Award Semifinalist. After college, Nick joined the Launch, coached by Tom. Initially, Nick was nervous about how his teammates would view him with Tom on the coaching staff. Yet, Nick’s success at Syracuse and talent overpowered any sense of nepotism on the team. In his first season with the Launch, while only playing in eight games, Nick recorded 16 goals, four assists and one caused turnover.“I don’t treat him any different than anybody else,” Tom said. “I’ve always been very careful that there is no preferential treatment, if anything I’m probably harder on him.”There are only a handful of family duos in professional lacrosse, Nick said, and the unique experience has benefitted them both. For Tom, it’s been rewarding to coach and improve Nick’s game while also witnessing his accomplishments first-hand. Tom’s presence has also helped Nick mature into more of a leader on the field by controlling the “ups and downs in a game” than he was in college, Nick said.Nick and Tom are playing their backyard game on the professional stage, together.“A lot has to do with surrounding yourself with people who want to be great at what they do,” Nick said. “That was what my family was like, especially what it came to not only being a lacrosse player but a person. They always pushed me to be great at everything I did.” Published on August 23, 2020 at 8:52 pm Contact Skyler: | @skylerriveraacenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Josep Maria Bartomeu re-elected as Barcelona president

first_imgJosep Maria Bartomeu has been re-elected as Barcelona president after claiming 54.63% of the vote in Saturday’s election, with nearest challenger Joan Laporta getting 33.03%.Bartomeu, who resigned last month as an interim board took charge during the election period, will return to office and begin to implement some of the promises made in his campaign after fighting off the competition.The 52-year-old, who took over in 2014 following Sandro Rosell’s resignation, had placed a lot of importance on keeping the current sponsorship agreement with Qatar Airways in place, despite being seen as controversial by many.Bartomeu was the only one of the final four candidates to make such a pledge, with the others all in favour of bringing the deal to a close, despite the 50 million it generates for the club per season.Despite overseeing one of the most successful seasons in the club’s history during the 2014-15 campaign, with Luis Enrique’s men winning the treble, Bartomeu has been a figure of controversy at Camp Nou.The entrepreneur previously worked alongside Rosell during a turbulent time for the club, as they were accused of various indiscretions involving the Neymar transfer, before Barca were also hit with a transfer ban due to breaking regulations regarding signing youth players. However, it has been his closeness and working relationship with Luis Enrique that supposedly encouraged many fans to vote for Bartomeu, with the likes of Laporta reportedly looking to sign players that the coach may not have wanted in the first place.Barca confirmed that 47,270 votes were cast in total, with Agusti Benedito and Toni Freixa getting 7.16% and 3.70% of that respectively.last_img read more

PUMA and Beach Soccer Ghana agree on Partnership

first_imgOne of the world’s leading sports apparel and logistics manufacturers *PUMA*, has given Ghana Beach soccer the green light to receive kits and gear for future beach soccer competitions.The confirmation comes after a presentation of Ghana Beach Soccer to *PUMA* by Beach Soccer President Yaw Ampofo Ankrah in March this year.  This was followed by a visit and inspection tour of the Laboma beach soccer arena by *PUMA* officials who had come to launch the *PUMA* School of Speed in Accra.Touching on why Ghana Beach Soccer caught their attention and attracted the *PUMA* brand, German based Marketing Manager *Simon Holthaus* explains.The full extent of the sponsorship agreement is expected to be announced in the coming days. It is confirmed however, that teams featuring in the maiden Beach Soccer Unity Cup would be the first beneficiaries of the package.That competition is slated to kick off on Friday July 1st at the Laboma Beach Soccer Arena and will feature teams representing each of the coastal regions in Ghana. Yaw Ampofo Ankrah sheds more light on the *PUMA* sponsorship and the upcoming tournament.  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Eriksen, to Inter: time despaired and proved Zidane right

first_imgEriksen’s intentions were clear in summer, when he was very close to going to Manchester United in the hours before the market closed in England. Sources of the operation informed AS that the agreement was virtually imminent, but the deal unexpectedly fell apart for the player. There were two reasons in that maneuver that caught his foot changed in Old Trafford: he did not want, for personal reasons, to live in the United Kingdom (Italy, and specifically Juventus, was his other great wish) and, above all, he preferred to burn his bullets regarding his arrival in Madrid. From the end of the transfer window in England until the end of Spain, Eriksen kept the faith that in the offices of Madrid they would convince Zidane of the convenience of its reinforcement, for its football and for being a market opportunity. The Danish knew firsthand that Zizou had stopped his transfer. The Frenchman did not move from there and for the then still Tottenham player opened a period of uncertainty. Christian Eriksen (27 years old), You can keep saying now that he will not release him as a topic in a presentation with Real Madrid that will not occur, he dreamed of wearing white. The new signing of Inter waited for it until it could not do more and, aware that Zidane did not love him, even having a pre-agreement with the Madrid club, he has accepted the Milanese proposal.center_img If the question of what would happen to his future did not worry Eriksen too much, it was because he had the advantage of finishing the contract in 2020. Levy had to accept a reasonable price for him, finally about 20 million euros, or Tottenham would see him leave for free in July. His departure from London is the result of the exhaustion of Eriksen’s patience and a Zidane election backed by the passage of time: Danish is a very interesting player at a bargain price, but Madrid has managed perfectly without him.last_img read more