S.A Digital Education : New Campaign To Advance Use Of Technology…

first_imgSouth Africa’s education system is receiving a digital facelift.Computer tablets are being distributed in schools in parts of the country as part of a new campaign to advance the use of technology at public learning institutions. As part of the Smart Schools project, 88 000 tablets are to be distributed to students in public schools. Sumitra Nydoo visited one of the schools to find out how learners are adapting to using the new technologylast_img

Decatur County students participate Fluid Power Challenge

first_imgDECATUR COUNTY, Ind. — Six local students recently took part in the National Fluid Power Association’s Fluid Power Challenge.The team from Decatur County met in late February to learn and experiment with fluid power and hydraulics.Over a period of six weeks, the team continued experimenting and building a fluid-powered machine to pick a wooden cylinder and place it on a base at varying lengths.The Decatur County team achieved the second highest score of all the teams participating.Team members included Owen Geis, Braden Geis, Payton Hornberger, Bryant Menkedick, Christopher Gauck, and Ethan Burkhardt.last_img read more

Amun: Why my magic failed me after Leading Nigeria To World Cup Glory

first_img Promoted Content6 Movies Where A Car Plays A Key RoleYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much10 Characters Who Deserve To Be Official Disney PrincessesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV ShowsLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBOWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny Coach Fanny Amun has revealed that external negative influence is the reason why he could not help Nigeria’s Flying Eagles qualify for the World Youth Championships, only a couple of years after lifting the U-17 World Cup with the Golden Eaglets. “I won the U-17 World Cup in 1993, and I said allow me to use the same players Oruma and others to prosecute the U20 World Cup, but they formed a clique against me. “The then association and the sports ministry said I wanted to waste funds, that we have already qualified as hosts of the U-20 that I should use home-based players. “I told them it was not possible. We played a lot of friendly matches, too much. I saw the lapses there. The then head of state invited me to meet him because I was reported to him as being stubborn. “They gave me money, I took the team to Germany, we played Leverkusen and other teams, but I still kept on saying we can’t prosecute the U-20 with that team. “I asked for even five (players) from the ’93 team, Celestine and others, so I could be ‘sleeping’ on the bench because these players are now matured because of the exposure they had, but they refused, insisting that I wanted to waste funds. read also:Ex- Eaglets coach tells NFF what they must do to Manu Garba “You saw the games in Lagos where  Duke Udi, Ebiede, Olumide Harris. They dribbled everybody and still played the ball over the bar. Is it me that did that. For me, I know I did my best.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… Amun guided Celestine Babayaro, Nwankwo Kanu, Wilson Oruma and co to Nigeria’s second world title at the cadet level. Following the success, he was entrusted with the mandate of leading Nigeria to the final of the 1995 African Youth Championship, hosted by Nigeria. Only the two finalists of that tournament would qualify for the 1995 World Youth Championships in Qatar. With a team primarily composed of home-based players, the Flying Eagles, unfortunately, ended in the third position, with Cameroon finishing as winners and Burundi the runners-up. Amun insists that his bosses who stopped him from adding members of his World Cup-winning squad facilitated his failure. “I did all I could. No assignment that has been given to me that I have not been a huge success at all levels,” the gaffer told Premium Times.last_img read more

Hurst, Ramey are first-time IMCA national champions

first_imgVINTON, Iowa (Oct. 11) – Jeremiah Hurst and Kevin Ramey earned career-first crowns while six other IMCA drivers have added to their national championship trophy collections.Hurst topped IMCA Late Model standings while Ramey paced the point race for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars.Jordan Grabouski won the IMCA Modified championship for the third time while Mike Nichols and Shannon Anderson both raced to third straight and record-extending career eighth titles in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock divisions, respectively.Matt Looft’s Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod crown was his career third; two-time champions are Gabe Tucker in the Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods and Ramsey Meyer in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts.Looft, Tucker and Meyer were all national champions in 2013.Hurst had seen his 2017 season ended mid-summer by health issues. Along with seven feature wins, including his first Deery Brothers Summer Series victory since 2002, Hurst raced to the track title at Maquoketa Speedway and his first Iowa State championship this year.The first driver to win both national and RaceSaver Nationals titles, Ramey scored 16 feature wins. He topped point standings at Devil’s Bowl Speedway and RPM Speedway and was a first-time Texas State champion.Grabouski’s 30 feature wins this season included his career 200th victory; he’s now fifth all-time in the IMCA Modified division with 203 checkers.Champion of the Jet Racing Central Region, Grabouski paced points at Eagle Raceway and at Beatrice Speedway, where he was undefeated during the regular season. Racing closer to home more often also netted him his first Nebraska State prize.Nichols’ season ended with 42 feature wins, including his career 500th in an IMCA Stock Car. The EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region king now owns a division-best 503 victories while titles at Crawford County Speedway and Dawson County Raceway put his IMCA-best track champion­ship total at 36.Anderson won both national and IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s ti­tles in the same year for the fifth time.Just as impressively, the Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region champion won 33 of just 39 weekly starts. That success translated into titles at Marshalltown Speedway, Sports Park Race­way and Buena Vista Raceway, giving Anderson a division-best 28 track crowns during his ca­reer.Looft tallied 26 feature wins, matching his career best total from five years ago. He was champion at Arlington Raceway and Kossuth County Speedway and leads all drivers in the Northern SportMod division with 23 career track titles.Tucker passed the career 100-win mark with 19 Southern SportMod victories this season. His track championships came at Heart O’ Texas Speedway and Abilene Speedway.Meyer’s 31 feature wins went a long way in deciding a Sport Compact point race that was tightly contested much of the season. He was track champion at both Raceway Park and Off Road Speed­way.Joining Grabouski as Modified regional kings were A.J. Ward in the Dirt Works Eastern; Brandon Beckendorf in the Side Biter Chassis North Central; Josh McGaha in the Razor Chassis South Central; and Zane DeVilbiss in the Larry Shaw Race Cars Western.Ward and Beckendorf shared another accomplishment this season as both won for the 100th time in their respective careers.Ward’s third consecutive regional prize complemented 22 feature wins, his career fourth Michigan State title and track championships at Crystal Motor Speedway and I-96 Speedway.The first Minnesota driver to earn an IMCA Modified regional title since 1983, Beckendorf was a 27-time feature winner. Along with a career fifth Minnesota State crown, he took top honors at Fairmont Raceway, Arlington Raceway and Redwood Speedway.McGaha is also a first-time regional champ. He won seven features and the title at his hometown Abilene Speedway.The well-traveled DeVilbiss adds a career seventh regional trophy to his IMCA hardware collec­tion. He won 25 features, his first-ever state championship – in Wyoming – and led point races at both Desert Thunder Raceway and Sweetwater Speedway.Westin Abbey won the EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region championship for the second time in his young Stock Car career. He had 12 feature wins this season.Another driver who saw plenty of the country just getting to the track, Dennis Spencer saw his efforts rewarded with the Big Daddy Race Cars Southern Region Hobby Stock crown, a first for any New Mexico driver.Spencer won 18 features and track titles at Montezuma County Fairgrounds Speedway and Aztec Speedway.National rookies of the year were Jeffrey Abbey, Modifieds; Shawn Cooney, Late Models; Casey Burkham, Sprint Cars; Troy Burkhart, Stock Cars; Adam Ayers, Hobby Stocks; Brandon Setser, Northern SportMods; Kyle Wilkins, Southern SportMods; and Howard Watson, Sport Compacts.Along with 11 feature wins, Abbey was track champion at Southern Oklahoma Speedway and the Ok­lahoma State champion as well as top rookie in the South Central region. Cooney and Burk­ham both won first features in their respective divisions.Burkhart was a five-time feature winner while Ayers collected three checkers.Setser had two feature wins and the Davenport Speedway crown to his credit. Wilkins won six features and the Big O Speedway title while Watson won one feature and the Texas State champion­ship.Other Modified regional rookies of the year were two-time winner and California State champion Shane DeVolder in the Western, four-time winner and Missouri State champion Shadren Turner in the Central, three-time winner Jesse Skalicky in the North Central, and Victorya Truemner in the Eastern.Bryce Pritchett was the top rookie in the EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region and the top driver in Stock Car standings at Boyd Raceway.Richard Killingbeck won once en route to becoming the first Colorado driver to earn Big Daddy Race Cars Southern Region Hobby Stock honors.Chad Coyne was rookie of the year in the Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models.Leah Wroten had the top point total among all female drivers to earn Lady Eagle honors. She was the Hobby Stock track champion at Benton County Speedway and Independence Motor Speed­way as well as Iowa State champion.Final point races of the 2018 season were held Sept. 30 and all standings become official on Oct. 29. The na­tional awards banquet will be held Nov. 24 in Lincoln, Neb.last_img read more

Glasgow advance to final

first_img But Sean Dougall’s 51st-minute try and a penalty from Ian Keatley made for a nervy last half hour. Gregor Townsend’s men, though, showed resilience to set up a clash with either Leinster or Ulster in the final on May 31. Played out in front of a record 10,000-strong crowd, it was Glasgow’s fourth Pro12 semi-final but first held on home soil. Having lost their three previous last-four contests, there was an air of expectancy amongst the Warriors faithful and their side did not disappoint. On the back of eight successive wins, the Scots were confident – so confident in fact that Townsend decided he did not need his two best players, Stuart Hogg and Duncan Weir. Scotland full-back Hogg has hardly played hardly since he was sent off against Wales in March through a combination of a three-week ban and hamstring troubles. Weir’s form, meanwhile, has been erratic – but even so, dropping both was a bold move by the head coach. Munster, by contrast, had struggled to reignite their season since Toulon ended their Heineken Cup ambitions in the semis three weeks ago. The Irish visitors had taken an early lead when hooker Damien Varley crossed over to score but three penalties from stand-off Finn Russell had the hosts in front at half-time. Gordon Reid – a first-half replacement for the injured prop Ryan Grant – then put the Warriors even further ahead with a touchdown just after the restart. Glasgow held on for a narrow 16-15 victory over Munster at Scotstoun to become the first Scottish team to book a place in the RaboDirect Pro12 final. But Rob Penney put his faith in the same side defeated 24-16 in Marseille for their trip across the Irish Sea. Most of the crowd, though, missed his team take the lead after 10 minutes as Glasgow centre Alex Dunbar and the Limerick side’s wing Keith Earls exchanged punches off the ball. Strangely, both men escaped punishment but their dust-up was enough to distract those watching while Varley just about grounded the ball after a strong drive by the visitors’ pack. The TMO had to be called in to sanction the score before Keatley added the extras. It was not the start the hosts had been looking for but after missing his first penalty attempt, Russell nailed the next to get Glasgow off the mark. There was a scare for the Scots when Italian referee Marius Mitrea was forced to go upstairs again on the half-hour mark after Simon Zebo crashed towards the line just as Rob Harley looked to have held him up. This time the TV judge did not see enough of the whitewash to give the try. And with that let off, another two successful penalties from Russell ensured Glasgow nudged themselves ahead at the break. Townsend’s team came out fired up for the start of the second half and took just six minutes to extend their lead. Munster made a mess of their own line-out and from the scrum that followed, Reid was the eventual benefactor as Glasgow remained calm with the line in sight. Russell converted but the nine-point lead was soon trimmed back to just four as Dougall dived over for an unconverted score after the Scots had allowed Munster to work the ball from one flank to the other far too easily after a line-out. But when Leone Nakarawa was penalised for failing to release, Keatley drove a firm kick through the posts to leave the game on a knife-edge with just 15 minutes remaining. Some of Mitrea’s calls were infuriating for the home crowd but substitute scrum-half Niko Matawalu soon had them cheering with a couple of daring runs to take the pressure off his creaking defence. But that was nothing compared to the roar that followed when Tommy Seymour intercepted JJ Hanrahan’s pass to drive Munster back 40 yards with a minute-and-a-half remaining. The wing was pegged back before he could finish off the Irish but it was enough to set-up Glasgow’s date with destiny in a fortnight. Press Associationlast_img read more

Coach rejects BBC claims

first_imgThe Portland-based coach has responded to a BBC documentary that claims he broke anti-doping rules while coaching American, Galen Rupp.Salazar – who also coaches double Olympic champion Mo Farah – says the edition of Panorama is the result of “inaccurate journalism” and shows a “complete lack of regard” for both Rupp and Farah.last_img

Former Mississippi State standout De’Runnya Wilson found dead in home

first_imgWilson, primarily a basketball star at Wenonah High School (Birmingham), won Parade All-American honors and Mr. Basketball in the state of Alabama in 2013 for his prowess on the court. He did not begin playing football until his senior season.The 6-5, 218-pound athlete was quick to pick up the game, earning a scholarship at Mississippi State under then-coach Dan Mullen. He compiled 132 receptions for 1,936 yards and 22 touchdowns from 2013 to 2015. He was one of quarterback Dak Prescott’s favorite targets in 2015, finishing second on the team in receptions (59) and yards (905) while finishing first with 10 receiving touchdowns.Tonight, we mourn the loss of former Bulldog De’Runnya Wilson. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. Thanks for the many memories you gave us, “Bear.” #BearForceOne pic.twitter.com/M2DhnfcWRH— Mississippi State Football (@HailStateFB) January 22, 2020He left Starkville after his junior season, going undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft. He later became a member of the Chicago Bears’ practice squad. Former Mississippi State receiver De’Runnya Wilson was found dead in his Birmingham, Ala., home on Tuesday. He was 25.The Birmingham native was found unresponsive by a relative at 2:25 p.m. CT, according to the Birmingham Police Department. Detectives are treating his death as a homicide.last_img read more

Mason City woman arrested after allegedly trashing Clear Lake hotel room

first_imgCLEAR LAKE — A Mason City woman is under arrest after being accused of trashing a Clear Lake hotel room and being found with drugs.32-year-old Jennifer Lindquist is accused of breaking furniture, the window and an air unit while yelling and screaming out the window, as well as throwing articles out the window at the America’s Best Value Inn at 1306 North 25th Street in Clear Lake early Wednesday morning.When officers arrived after responding at about 2:40 AM, Lindquist was the only person in the room, and they allegedly found a half-smoked marijuana roach on a counter near the door, as well as one gram of methamphetamine in her purse and on her person while being arrested.Lindquist was charged with second-degree criminal mischief, possession of marijuana and possession of methamphetamine. She’s being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on $2000 bond.last_img read more

Suspect in Lu Verne bank murder is former felon

first_imgLU VERNE — More is being learned about the man being held for Wednesday’s murder of a bank employee in the Kossuth County town of Lu Verne. 35-year-old Valentino Williams of Coralville was charged with first-degree murder and first-degree robbery in Wednesday’s killing of 43-year-old Jessica Weisharr, of Algona. Williams is accused of shooting Weisharr multiple times outside of the Security State Bank. Weisharr died at the scene.Prosecutors say Williams was on parole, drove across the state in a rental car, and fatally shot Weisharr during the bank robbery. Investigators say in court documents that surveillance video showed a man wearing a dark coat with a hoodie over his head emerge from a black SUV carrying a backpack and a large handgun. He’s shown firing the gun several times before fleeing the scene.Witnesses reported the fleeing vehicle to law enforcement, and officers conducted a traffic stop of a Mazda CX-5 matching the description about an hour after the shooting on Interstate 35. Williams was identified as the driver and detained.An Iowa Department of Corrections spokesman says Williams was sentenced to prison in 2010 for a robbery conviction in Johnson County. In 2017, he was granted work release to a Coralville halfway house and was granted parole the following year. He has been under supervision since then and his parole was set to continue until 2023.Investigators said they recovered a dark coat that had been abandoned on a rural road near Lu Verne that contained a laminated card for a Mazda CX-5 with the VIN number that matched the car Williams was driving. A rental car company confirmed that Williams rented the vehicle in Iowa City on Monday, and that it was due back on Thursday.last_img read more

Michael Havens to Lead McKenny Elementary School

first_imgSubmitted by Olympia School DistrictMichael Havens has been named Principal of McKenny Elementary School in the Olympia School District. Havens has been Principal at Boston Harbor Elementary School since 2008. In addition to serving as principal at Boston Harbor, Havens has served as for the past six years as the Professional Development Coordinator for the school district. The position of McKenny Elementary principal became vacant with the news that Brendon Chertok had accepted the position as principal of Garfield Elementary on Olympia’s west side.“I’m very excited about the opportunity to be principal at McKenny,” said Havens. “It’s a bit of a homecoming for me as my daughter attended preschool, Kindergarten and first grade there. I have really enjoyed my six years at Boston Harbor and am very proud of our accomplishments. The principal duties have always been the best part of my job and I look forward to being able to do that full time.”Olympia School District Superintendent Dick Cvitanich said he was confident Havens would be an excellent leader for McKenny Elementary.“Michael is a great fit for McKenny students, families and staff,” Cvitanich said. “He clearly has a passion for children and the ability to work collaboratively with staff to create systems for student success. He is also highly respected for his knowledge of the new Teacher and Principal and Evaluation System.”Havens began his teaching career in the North Kitsap School District in 1995. He joined the Olympia School District in 1997 as a teacher at Marshall Middle School, where he served until becoming Assistant Principal at Jefferson Middle School in 2006. In 2008 Havens was named principal of Boston Harbor Elementary.Havens earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Washington in 1993, his Master’s in Teaching from Seattle University in 1995 and his Principal’s Certification from Seattle Pacific University in 2005.McKenny Elementary serves about 350 students in preschool through fifth grade. Havens will assume his new responsibilities at McKenny Elementary on July 1. Facebook66Tweet0Pin0last_img read more