Budget cuts will hurt the sick and children

first_imgJust like last year, the White House has released a national budget proposal that drastically slashes foreign aid. What does this money do?For starters, it ensures that millions of people get treatment for tuberculosis, which is currently the world’s biggest infectious killer. It helps babies get the medical care and nutrition they need to grow into healthy kids. It gives girls a chance to go to school.Cutting these programs would deny millions of people a future. This isn’t who we are.Congress knows it, which is why it fought back last year to stop the proposed cuts. They must do the same now.DARREN SKOTNES DelmarMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationAlbany County warns of COVID increaseEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

SLS entrepreneurs make donation to Safe Passage

first_imgBatesville, IN—The 8th graders at St. Louis Catholic School Economics class ran a business for 3 weeks prior to Christmas break.  They were open for 20 minutes in the mornings before school. They sold trinkets of all types at their shops. Some of the items were slime, scrunchies, chapstick, stickers, stress balls, Hot Wheels, and random items they didn’t want or need anymore. The class ran their company using game methods for prizes and buying out-right options also. The students voted on where they would like their profited money to be donated to. This year Safe Passage won the vote. Mary Mattingly came from Safe Passage and talked with the 8th graders a little about what they do and where their money would be used.  The organization was very grateful for these 8th graders, and SLS is so grateful for what they do for the six counties they serve. Overall the class donated $625 to Safe Passage this year.last_img read more

Syracuse football freshmen: Ellison, Dungey, Keller, Clark, Ealey

first_imgSyracuse football freshman move-in day is Sunday, and Scott Shafer welcomes a crop of 26 — including early enrollee Matt Keller — onto the team. Here’s a brief look at the fourth five of the group.Reminder: Original Class of 2015 commit Brandon Ginnetti will arrive in January as part of the Class of 2016 and Trey Dunkelberger is a junior college transfer, so he won’t be included in the freshman class. All physical measurements are according to Scout.Daivon Ellison, cornerback, Don Bosco (New Jersey) PrepWhile sites list him as a corner, Ellison prides himself on being able to be versatile. His ability to play safety as well could help a rebuilding Syracuse secondary and he’ll be able to move quickly at 5-foot-9, 180 pounds. He’s close friends with fellow commit Dontae Strickland and the only player listed at his position of four at the time of his verbal to eventually stay with the Orange.Eric Dungey, quarterback, Lakeridge (Oregon) High SchoolAdvertisementThis is placeholder textDungey is the lone commit to the west of Illinois in the class, and throws himself into a crowded quarterback carousel that includes starter Terrel Hunt, sophomore AJ Long, sophomore Austin Wilson, walk-on sophomore Zack Mahoney and freshman Kenterius Womack.The 6-foot-4, 190-pounder is the top signal-caller in the state of Oregon, per Scout, and threw for 2,395 yards on a 61.6-percent completion rate in his senior season, according to MaxPreps. He added 22 passing touchdowns and 15 on the ground, tallying 982 yards on 142 carries.Matt Keller, long-snapper, Penn Manor (Pennsylvania) High SchoolKeller enrolled early at Syracuse and has been on campus since January. According to Kohl’s, which sponsors camps for kicking, punting and snapping, Keller is the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2015. With the departure of stalwart Sam Rodgers, Keller will likely start ahead of Keith Mitsuuchi and Nathan Hines as Shafer will surely want to get the most out of a long-snapper’s scholarship.Steven Clark, defensive tackle, Brindlee Mountain (Alabama) High SchoolAt one point, it seemed as if Clark would flip his verbal from Syracuse to Florida. But he stayed true to the Orange and will join the group of three freshmen defensive tackles that will push this year’s redshirt freshmen for playing time on a depleted line. Clark is 6-foot-3, 290 pounds and was recruited as an offensive lineman by the Gators, but looks to be classified on the defensive line by SU.Amir Ealey, defensive end, Coatesville Area (Pennsylvania) High SchoolEaley played some tight end in high school, picking up five touchdowns on 650 receiving yards in his senior season, according to MaxPreps. But at Syracuse, he’ll join a defensive line that lost a couple players and gained Luke Arciniega, who switched positions. He was the second of five consecutive defensive linemen to commit, with Clark committing before Ealey and Qaadir Sheppard, Kenny Carter and Jake Pickard following. Comments Related Stories Syracuse football freshmen: Blair, Hofrichter, Fredrick, Cross, HendersonSyracuse football freshmen: Perkins, Fredericks, Clausman, Conway, ByrneSyracuse football freshmen: Strickland, Giudice, Adams, Duerig, CullenSyracuse football freshmen: Sheppard, Carter, Pickard, Whitner, Womack, Taylor Published on July 5, 2015 at 5:09 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmancenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Clippers show off ‘scary’ defense against Luka Doncic, Mavericks

first_imgPaul George described the Clippers’ defense as “scary” after Los Angeles stifled Luka Doncic in a dominant 114-99 win over the Mavericks.The Mavs saw their five-game winning streak snapped at American Airlines Center on Tuesday as George and Kawhi Leonard combined for 54 points in a ruthless display. Dallas coach Rick Carlisle credited Doncic for not allowing frustrations to get the better of him during a bruising encounter.”It was frustrating because he got hit and knocked on the floor a couple of times early,” Carlisle said. “Teams are physical with him. They want to make him feel contact. They want him to hit the floor as often as possible.”It wears down great players, but he stayed in the game. He didn’t let frustrations with the officials get to him.” MORE: Russell Westbrook-Patrick Beverley beef still going strongThe Clippers produced a masterful defensive plan to limit Doncic, who was coming off a streak of four games with at least 30 points and 10 assists. The 20-year-old finished with 22 points, eight rebounds and six assists, but he was just 4-of-14 from the field and 0-of-8 from 3-point range. He also committed seven of his team’s 20 turnovers.Clipper defense. Help, rotation, arms out. Just so hard to score against. Force Doncic into an airball. pic.twitter.com/8heUkh0jto— LA Clippers Film (@LAClippersFilm) November 27, 2019While he admits the offense can still improve, George believes the Clippers’ defense is already a force to be reckoned with.”Offensively, we’re still figuring it out,” George said. “We’re still a work in progress, but I think defensively is where each game we’re getting better and better. Not even from just me and [Leonard], but from the team overall. We’re doing stuff instinctively now where we’re not even thinking.”It’s just happening. It’s a natural habit that we’re creating. That’s what’s most scary because everybody is kind of thinking the same thing when we’re on the defensive end, and we’re just scrambling.”Clippers have been selective w/this but they’ve utilized zone pressure this season, and with their length I love it pic.twitter.com/O5oYTwIAVL— LA Clippers Film (@LAClippersFilm) November 27, 2019Leonard added: “We came out with a defensive mindset on the road. [We] wanted to do the best job we could on Luka. He’s been killing it lately, playing at a very, very high level. We just wanted to make it difficult for him tonight, get some deflections, and I think we were able to do that.”last_img read more

Red Lion FC under ‘New Management’

first_imgLiberia’s football chief Musa Bility has disclosed that Red Lions FC has been placed under new management owing to the management’s decision not to continue its campaign in the CAF Confederation Cup.He told newsmen last Tuesday that the football house has made the decision in consultation with the Ministry of Youth & Sports.Mr. Bility said after reviewing the impact and fine on the country because of Red Lions late financial constraint that could lead to a withdrawal, the LFA has placed the team under its management, while Ministry of Youths and Sports has promised to lobby for funds to ensure the team’s participation in the second round-leg.Youth and Sports Minister Eugene Lenn Nagbe indicated his fullest support to Red Lions and FC BYC which is in compliance to an order given by the Chief Patron of Sports, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.He clarified that the support to the teams will come from sponsorship by business institutions and others.Minister Nagbe said the Red Lions FC and C.S Constantinois’ game will come on as scheduled on Friday, February 28, 2014 at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium at 4:00pm.“We will ensure that the game is played on Friday to save the image of the country, as we learnt the Algerian team will be in the country this week…we will meet the team at the airport, accommodate them and will give our players their per diem,” Minister Nagbe said.Meanwhile, eighty percent (80%) of Fatu FC, which is now called Red Lions FC, was purchased on November 8, 2013 for US$10,000.00.Former President Ansu Dorleh said he regrets the decision of the LFA to place Red Lions under its management, but said negotiation is ongoing with Rockson Colloe, President/CEO of Red Lions-Liberia to find a common ground.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

How we gained ICT skills for employment with Donegal ETB

first_imgIt’s all systems go at Donegal ETB this year as they enrol for upcoming courses in the Information and communication technology (ICT). Donegal was recently described as a leading area of the ‘mini Silicon Valley’ in the North West. Employers are seeking people with digital skills, so Donegal ETB is responding to this need by ensuring their Further Education and Training (FET) give learners the necessary skills for the best job opportunities. A wide range of part-time and full-time courses run in the ICT area from entry right up to professional level at Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training centres. Many of these courses are industry certified and endorsed by employers. Donegal Daily spoke with two past learners to find out how they gained the computer knowledge they needed to find fulfilling jobs in the digital era. “Employers seem to look for learners from ETB courses,” said Muriel Shields, who completed the Multimedia Donegal programme in 2017. Muriel had been working in retail management for 31 years before she was made redundant in 2016. She began upskilling with Donegal ETB as soon as she signed on the register. Muriel completed a Business Admin Skills evening course before registering for the ECDL.“I had done computer work in my previous job but I knew I needed to modernise my skills. Our tutor Martin Duffy was a fantastic support. There is a lot of online learning with tutors always there to answer questions.”The multimedia course covers a wide range of computer programmes including Microsoft Office. From this year of study, Muriel gained the skills to work in an Accountancy Office and later with the ETB administration department.Muriel Shiels, Multimedia 2017“The ETB are so focused on helping you find employment. They help you with your CV, teach you how to attend an interview and how to answer awkward interview questions. My tutor often notified me of local job openings that suited my skillset and I had up to 10 interviews in the last year. It was a great confidence booster.”Now that Muriel works with Donegal ETB she says that the supportive community runs throughout. “I would definitely recommend learning with the ETB. A lot of people don’t realise how much is on offer. The support is incredible, everyone wanted to help each other and better themselves.” Shane Curran – IT Support worker with the HSEShane Curran from Letterkenny never believed he’d be working in IT Support after just two years of training. The former mechanic completed an IT Support course with Donegal ETB in 2014. Thanks to the work placement within the course, he now has a well-suited job that he loves. The hands-on learning approach suited Shane best, he said: “I came from being trained as a mechanic. When I was laid off in 2009, I wanted to learn more about IT Support.“We started from the very basics, building on one skill at a time. Before you knew it you had a whole array of skills behind you. The tutor Greg Gillespie went above and beyond to prepare us for the real world of working in IT, where you need that hands-on skill set.“An important part is that they teach you how to deal with people. You might encounter a stressed out secretary or office team and nothing is working for them, so you have to know how to calm them down and solve the problem.” Shane applied all his skills from the ETB to his six month work placement in the Letterkenny University Hospital. After the course, he planned to upskill more with the LYIT, but when he got the call about a job opening at LUH he didn’t hesitate to take on the role. “I always knew this was the job that suited me,” Shane said.For anyone thinking about learning with the ETB, Shane’s advice is to go for it. “If you want to learn how to fix computers hands on and know how they work you should go to the ETB. I can’t praise it enough.”Donegal ETB have some new exciting full-time courses on the way in September, mainly Automated Software Tester and Cloud Platform and Infrastructure traineeships. The programmes are all developed to meet employer needs as a result of the ICT / FinTech Skills Report on the future requirements of local employers for recruitment, training and education.Donegal ETB’s FET Service offers a wide range of full-time and part-time courses in the field of ICT right across the county. On a full-time basis these include Information Processing (Buncrana), ICT for Employment and Further and Higher Education (Letterkenny), Software Developer (Letterkenny) and Multimedia (Buncrana, Letterkenny) all at Level 5.Part-Time programmes include Level 2 Basic Computer Skills, Essential IT (Letterkenny), Level 3 Information and Communications Technology (Castlefin, Lifford, Stranorlar) and Level 4 Pathway to Employment and FET with Digital Skills in Buncrana and in Letterkenny, Computer Basics / Literacy, Advanced Web Design, Java Foundations, Microsoft MTA Database Administration Fundamentals and ECDL (also in Donegal Town).Visit www.donegaletb.ie to find more information about ICT programmes with Donegal ETB starting in September 2018 throughout Donegal or email adultguidance@donegaletb.ie with course inquiries.Many of Donegal ETB’s FET courses are co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.How we gained ICT skills for employment with Donegal ETB was last modified: June 25th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:computersDonegal ETBEmploymentICTjobsLearningskillslast_img read more