When students got off the bus at the Thomas Edison K-8 School in Brighton one recent morning, they were greeted by not one, but two principals. The first had been on the job for only a matter of months. The other, mere minutes.Yet both principal Samantha “Sam” Varano and “principal for a day” Paul Andrew were met with high-fives from students upon their arrival.Andrew, whose day job is vice president of Harvard Public Affairs and Communications, came to Edison as part of the Principal Partners program. The program is run by BPE, a local organization that works to foster improvement in the Boston Public Schools (BPS). Each year Boston-area colleges, businesses, media, community leaders, and political leaders partner with local schools and spend the day shadowing principals to “get a firsthand look at the school-improvement investments the district has made and the challenges that remain,” according to Principal Partner’s website. The local leaders become acquainted with students, attend meetings with teachers, and sit in on classes. It’s all in an effort to “bring out the best in Boston” as it affords outside leaders the opportunity to see crucial, life-changing work being done in the city’s schools.“Every day is a new opportunity, and we’re up for the challenge.” — Sam Varano, principal of Edison K-8This year, more than 184 area partners participated in the program and were able to experience some of the challenges that educators face every day.“The world needs great teachers, and the work that Sam Varano, her team at Edison, and teachers across Boston are doing will have a huge impact on the lives of the children they see, educate, and care for every day,” said Andrew. “Harvard is delighted to have the opportunity to partner with Edison and BPS.”Thomas Edison K-8 serves approximately 850 students, from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. Twenty-three percent of its students have an individualized education program (IEP) and receive special education services. They speak more than 20 different languages; nearly half are English-language learners. Eighty-three percent qualify for subsidized lunch.Though the school has some unique challenges, those at the Edison are not deterred. Varano says the school wants to create a positive school climate, support students’ social, emotional, and behavioral development, and create conditions for academic achievement.The path to achieving those goals looks a lot different today than it did just a few years ago. “We really work every day to meet our kids with fresh eyes and a fresh mind. Yesterday is in the past,” said Varano. “Every day is a new opportunity, and we’re up for the challenge.”The school is using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a Harvard-developed system that works to eliminate barriers in the classroom, making learning more accessible by embracing diversity as it acknowledges that there is no single style in successful learning.“We’re working on changing the way we teach,” said Varano. “There used to be a standard way of teaching: One lesson for the whole class,” she explained. “But every child is different. Every child has a unique background and different way of learning. We must think of a variety of lesson plans for students with all varying capabilities. We want to reach students where they are — and work to grow from there.”It’s still early, but the results seem to be paying off. One young student told Andrew that he loved school, and when asked what his favorite part was, he replied, “Homework! I love to learn!”Edison’s five core values — respect, responsibility, resourcefulness, righteousness, and rigor — are taught and celebrated by all grades. Playing on the Edison theme, those students who demonstrate these values may be recognized with “Bright Lights” awards. The class that accumulates the most “Bright Lights” at the end of the month earns a prize of their choice — such as a pizza party, extra recess time, or uniform-free day. The youngsters really seem to have taken this friendly competition to heart, as Andrew noted when he was tasked with handing out the “Bright Lights” during his visit. He handed out the coveted awards to a group of kindergarteners, and the children read him a book during one of his classroom visits.Edison’s former principal Mary Driscoll, a Harvard Graduate School of Education alumna who now works as a principal leader with Boston Public Schools’ new superintendent, Tommy Chang, said, “When I was preparing to leave my role as the Edison principal it was important to me that I support Sam in maintaining relationships with our school partners. Harvard has partnered with the Edison School for several years, with a combination of principal and family-engagement interns, as well as other means of support — it’s a relationship that’s helped us build capacity in several areas and is very important to the Edison School community.”The partnership is equally important to Harvard, which has long collaborated with local schools, particularly in Allston-Brighton and Cambridge. Through its many programs, both in the individual schools and on its own campus, Harvard works to reaffirm its commitment to the health and improvement of public education, and to support the development of high-quality teachers. “Research clearly shows that the quality of teachers is the most important school-level factor affecting students’ learning,” according to the Harvard Graduate School of Education.Varano, too, is working to support the teachers at the Edison, through professional development such as the UDL trainings and onsite coaching. Despite the challenges that come with being a school principal, her commitment to, and passion for, her work — and her students — is unmistakable.“It’s all worth it, every minute,” said Varano. “Every single day I’m excited to get up, come to work and see these kids. I love my job.”
By Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily SportsAre you ready for some volleyball?The Mount Sentinel Wildcats had better be ready to bring their A-game to the B.C. north or else.Because the head coach is not at all keen to watch from the sidelines when the Cats begin play at the B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships beginning Thursday in Prince George.‘Happy to be at the provincials better not be our goal,” said Mount Sentinel coach Joe Moreira an emphatically.“I have made this very clear during our preparation,” Moreira added. “We are not going to PG, spend $4000 to watch other teams compete.“While we can acknowledge that we are young and had to work very hard to advance from our zone, we now need to re-set our goals and mean it. I don’t think we are ready to beat the top 4 teams, but after that we must be prepared to grovel for every point.”Mount Sentinel embarks on the marathon road trip Tuesday, traveling to Kamloops during day one of the trek.Wednesday the Cats complete the 15-plus-hour trip to Prince George in preparation of Thursday’s opening round games.The Cats, seeded 11th in the tournament, open up against tenth-ranked Houston Christian.Mount Sentinel then meets ninth ranked Cedar of Vancouver Island before concluding the power-pool draw against 12th Ebenezer of Smithers. Teams then enter the playoff round Friday before the medal round games Saturday.“We are not going to intimidate anyone with thundering kills, but our ball control often substitutes for power,” said Moreira when asked about the secret to the Cats success.“There is no mystery to what this team needs from every player to be successful; sustained ball control and tough serving.”Mount Sentinel enters the tourney with a young team of players.Still Moreira believes a quarterfinal date is not out of the question for the Cats.“Yes, it is realistic, but it will require more than just showing up in a Mount Sentinel uniform,” he said.Kootenay top seed Golden, the team lost to in the zone final, enters the tourney ranked second in the 16-team field.Elkford, the third team from the Kootenays, is ranked [email protected]
Effinex/Shaman Ghost – Tri-bone Stables’ Effinex galloped 1 5/8m Friday morning at Santa Anita in preparation for a start in Saturday’s Classic.Stronach Stables’ Shaman Ghost walked the shedrow Friday after having an unofficial 1/4m breeze at the end of his 1 5/8m gallop Thursday morning.Trainer James Jerkens “is happy how they’re doing” and is hoping they get a chance to run their best races.“You just hope to get a good trip. Other than those two horses (California Chrome and Arrogate) everybody has been taking turns beating each other,” Jerkens said. “You just hope to get a good trip.”Effinex got a good trip in last year’s Classic, in which he broke sharply to most closely follow pacesetting American Pharoah and fought off challenges in the stretch to finish second behind the Triple Crown champion. With the presence of California Chrome, Arrogate and Melatonin in the field, Jerkens is hoping for another stalking trip for Effinex.“I’d like him to break cleanly and have him come running out of there and keep his nice rail spot and let the others go to the lead. I hope they run out of there so he won’t be cramped up in there. That would be ideal,” Jerkens said.Flavien Prat will ride Effinex for the first time, while Irad Ortiz Jr. has the return mount aboard Shaman Ghost, who won the Woodward at Saratoga last time out. Frosted — Godolphin Racing’s gray 4yo Frosted galloped 1 1/2m before dawn Friday morning on the eve of his rematch with California Chrome in the Classic. They faced each other once before in the Dubai World Cup March 26. Under jockey William Buick, subbing for Joel Rosario in Dubai, Frosted was fifth in the field of 12 that evening, 5 1/2 lengths behind California Chrome. In the World Cup, connections were able to chose their post position based on a random draw.“If we had to do it over again we probably would have selected an inside post instead of outside, but I was thinking that we probably wanted to stay out of trouble and clock the pace,” trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said. “It just didn’t work out that well for us. He’s not an easy horse to ride. Joel rides him very well — not that the guys in Dubai didn’t, but he’s not an easy horse to ride. Sometimes you’ve got to fool with him and think that he’s running off almost. Joel does that well. He’s doing great. California Chrome beat him fair and square then, but we hope that we can turn the tables.”McLaughlin acknowledged that California Chrome, who is perfect this year, is the horse to beat, but that the Frosted connections are looking forward to another shot at California Chrome.“We’re excited,” he said. “The horse is doing great, but we have a lot of respect for California Chrome.”Keen Ice – Donegal Racing’s Keen Ice galloped 1 3/8m Friday morning at Santa Anita, where he has settled in ‘like an old pro’ for a start in Saturday’s Classic.The son of Curlin is rated at 20-1 in the morning line, but the 4yo colt demonstrated that he must always be taken seriously when he upset Triple Crown champion American Pharoah in the 2015 Travers Stakes at Saratoga.“He’s the kind of horse that’s shown on a given day he’s capable of beating anyone,” said trainer Todd Pletcher, who took over the training of Keen Ice in July. “He loves a mile and a quarter and benefits from a fast pace.”The pace isn’t going to impact the one-run Keen Ice’s early positioning.“You have to allow him to be comfortable early on. You can’t force him out of his game,” Pletcher said. “His game is to keep coming, so we’ll allow him to do that.”Javier Castellano has the mount on the late-running colt. War Story – Loooch Racing Stables et al.’s Mario Serey, Jr.-trained War Story walked the shedrow for 90 minutes on Friday morning and will do the same later Friday afternoon in advance of his run in Saturday’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic.“It was a very easy day,” Serey said. “He is doing great and is fresh. We will lead him over there tomorrow and we will surprise people.” California Chrome – When you train the world’s richest thoroughbred and are favored to take home the top prize money of $3,600,000 from the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday, one would assume that solid conditioning, meticulous planning and a little racing luck should suffice. But, leaving nothing to chance, California Chrome’s connections will be taking some additional insurance by wearing their “lucky” attire for the 1 1/4m fixture.“I’ve got a special suit that I wore when Chrome won the Dubai World Cup” trainer Art Sherman said with a chuckle. “I’m definitely going to wear it again Saturday.”Likewise Sherman’s son and assistant trainer, Alan, said he’s worn the same blue suit for each of Chrome’s starts, all victories, this year and indicated there was no reason whatsoever to change attire. “Heck, it’s the only time I ever have a chance to wear a suit!”Exercise rider Dihigi Gladney and groom Raul Rodriguez also have collaborated to spruce up for Chrome’s races, each wearing a lucky tie. In Gladney’s case, it’s a customized tied emblazoned with Chrome’s likeness.Who needs rabbit’s feet? Melatonin – The Santa Anita and Gold Cup at Santa Anita winner jogged twice around the track Friday morning.“He’s good, he’s been put away and is resting,” trainer David Hofmans said before daybreak. “I haven’t decided what we’ll do tomorrow (race day), but he will do something. He might do the same as today, or he might gallop.”Melatonin has not raced since the Gold Cup on June 25. A minor illness scrubbed plans for the $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar in August. Hofmans, therefore, is bringing Melatonin into the Classic on workouts alone.“I’ve done it before, I just don’t remember when or what horse,” Hofmans said. “And I used to watch Charlie Whittingham do it all the time.” Arrogate/Hoppertunity – Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s Breeders’ Cup Classic duo both galloped 1 3/8m Friday morning under exercise rider Dana Barnes.“Probably they’ll just walk tomorrow, but I won’t make that decision until 6 in the morning,” Baffert said. “They’re both ready as they can be and if they do anything (Saturday morning) it will be very light.” Win the Space – Kretz Racing’s Win the Space walked the shedrow Friday morning, according to trainer George Papaprodromou.
Business enterprises are invited to submit entries for the 4th annual South African Premier Business Awards by 30 September 2016. Entries may be submitted in a range of categories, including technology, manufacturing and women in business.Download media releaseThese annual awards, which are organised by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Brand South Africa and Proudly South African, recognise business excellence and celebrate enterprises that promote the spirit of success and innovation as well as job creation, good business ethics and quality.The Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies has described this event as South Africa’s apex business awards which brings together all single sectored awards into one big, national business awards.“The awards represent and acknowledge all South African business sectors and enterprises, as well as members of the media who meet the various criteria per category and have achieved success in their various fields,” says DaviesHe adds that for the first time in four years, the partners have introduced the on-line entry system that will give businesses that are based in other provinces a chance to take part.CEO of Brand South Africa, Dr Kingsley Makhubela has emphasised the role that business plays in building a strong and competitive Nation Brand.“South African business is critical to building positive perceptions about the country’s competitiveness for both domestic and international audiences. In addition, these Awards also highlight how collaboration between government and business plays a part in building a competitive and capable Nation Brand,” says Makhubela.Acting CEO of Proudly South African, Mr. Eustace Mashimbye added: “We are certain that through these awards, more South Africans will be able to rate the significance of South African businesses as well as the quality of many of their products as among the best in the world. Through these awards and using other mechanisms, we are optimistic that the acceptance of “Buy Local” message will grow among South Africans nationwide, adding to the growth of our country’s economy.”Categories for the awards include: Lifetime Achievement Award, Manufacturers Award, Exporters Award, Enterprise Development Support Award, Women-Owned Businesses Award, Young Entrepreneur Award, Investor of the Year Award, Proudly South African Enterprise Award, Play Your Part Award, SMME Award and Black Industrialist Award.More information on the South African Premier Business Awards, competition rules and entry forms is available on www.sapremierbusinessawards.co.za or 0861 843 384.Enquiries:Sidwell Medupe – Departmental SpokespersonTel: (012) 394 1650Mobile: 079 492 1774E-mail: [email protected] by: The Department of Trade and IndustryFollow us on Twitter: @the_dti
Related Posts Tags:#2012 election#airplay#Apple TV#iPad#streaming#television A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Call this the first Post-PC U.S. presidential election.Sure, in 2008 we had iPhones and Android was celebrating its first birthday, but the smartphone revolution was just beginning and the iPad was still a gleam in Steve Jobs’ eye.Online TV Has Come A Long WayWe’ve come a long way. But as radically as mobile devices are changing our relationship with media, the experience still has a long way to go before it matches the power and convenience of plain old TV.In 2008, I had a presidential-debate-watching party at my house. As somebody who has never seen the appeal of shelling out hundreds of dollars to a giant corporation for content in which I’m mostly disinterested, I needed a way to get the debate onto my HDTV without subscribing to cable or fidgeting with rabbit ears. Fortunately, CNN.com was streaming the debates between John McCain and Barack Obama for free. I hooked up my MacBook to the back of my TV, fired up CNN.com and got as close as I could to full-screening the video player. The picture wasn’t great, but it worked. This year, the debate live-streaming options were practically limitless. YouTube, Hulu, PBS, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, CNN and a list of networks and cable channels all offered their own streams, some of them with interactive, social media-fueled components and other bells and whistles. Most of these streams were geared toward desktop browsers, but plenty of outlets crafted their debate-night strategies with our second and third screens in mind. Apple has sold 100 million iPads and competing tablets are popping up constantly. The markets for smart TVs and streaming set top boxes is maturing more slowly, but technologies like Apple’s AirPlay and Google TV’s equivalent hint at an interesting future. It’s amazing how much TV has evolved in the last four years. Mobile TV Still Has A Long Way To GoStill, as I learned when I sat down to stream the third debate earlier this week, the experience remains far behind the old-fashioned way of watching things on screens. Armed with my iPad and an Apple TV, I sat down on my couch to watch Barack Obama and Mitt Romney argue about foreign policy. At first, it felt flawless. I just AirPlayed my tablet to the TV, launched the CNN iPad app and started watching.But the good times didn’t last. A few minutes in, the stream went black.I checked Twitter and I wasn’t the only one. Others were complaining about issues with CNN’s lifestream, and @CNNMobile tweeted at me and confirmed that they were having issues with mobile streaming. I switched to the Al Jazeera app, but couldn’t get the audio to play (which some people say is the best way to watch a presidential debate). I checked Hulu and the Huffington Post on the iPad, both of which were streaming the debate on their websites, but neither app had a readily-tappable link to the lifestream. At this point, I could have searched the App Store for another news app that was likely to be streaming the debate. But I wasn’t about to start hunting for apps, only able to make educated guesses about who would be streaming to the iPad and then waiting for downloads. The fragile magic of democracy was unfolding in real-time on television screens everywhere and I wasn’t going to miss another minute!Finally, I turned to the browser. NBC was live-streaming the debate on the Web in what was thankfully an iPad-friendly format. I full-screened it, leaned back and watched. Ultimately, the Web came through and worked like a charm. And if I had lined up a stronger arsenal of apps (or owned an XBox 360, or AirPlayed my MacBook to the TV, or used the WSJ Live app on Apple TV, etc.), I might have been able to avoid the hiccups. Still, I couldn’t help but picture my mother. What would she do if she were in my position?People in the technology industry might be accustomed to hunting for livestreams to tune into a live television event. My mother? She sees no reason to fiddle with such nonsense. With traditional TV, you just sit down, turn it on and watch. Internet TV doesn’t yet come close to matching that unquestioned ease of use.So what will watching the debates look like in 2016, when Mitt Romney is debating Joe Biden? Who knows, but given the progress in the last four years, streaming the debates to the Web and mobile devices should be smooth as butter, but getting it to work on your Google Glasses might have a few hiccups. Images courtesy of Shutterstock. john paul titlow Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
READ: Ateneo downs FEU for 3-0 start“We have to really improve defensively,” Racela told reporters. “We gave up too many points against Ateneo and when they shoot like that it’s really hard to stop, even in the PBA when teams shoot that much from the three-point area they’re pretty hard to stop.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAteneo started out on a blistering pace scoring seven triples in the first quarter alone and finishing the game hitting 12 out of 34 attempts. The Blue Eagles shot 50 percent from the field.Although it’s still early in the season, Racela said their win-loss record is a sign that they are still not in peak form. “With our record now, you’d want everyone to play better,” said Racela. “I want to see improvements. Good thing is the season is far from over so we still have time and there are still lots to work on.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES TNT posts 3rd straight win, beats Star Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa FEU head coach Olsen Racela wasn’t pleased with his team’s defense in a loss to Ateneo on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University head coach Olsen Racela said his team’s lackadaisical defense is what cost them the game against Ateneo on Sunday.The Tamaraws lost, 94-82, and saw their record dip to 1-2 while the Blue Eagles remained at the top of the league with a 3-0 card.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View comments Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 PLAY LIST 02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8001:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH01:20US Defense chief Mark Esper visits Manila American Cemetery for wreath-laying ceremony01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president
LATEST STORIES Ateneo escaped with an 80-78 victory over the Green Archers in the 2017 Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup behind Ravena’s clutch heroics.READ: Ravena’s late three lifts Ateneo past La SalleFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut things didn’t go the younger Ravena’s way early. He even got pulled out of the court in the second half after failing to follow coach Tab Baldwin’s defensive instructions.The 20-year-old knew what he did wrong and bide his time to make up for his mistakes. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Smith unstoppable as TNT clips Ginebra, takes Game 1 “I did exactly what coach Tab told us not to do, and I understood why I was benched. Coach told us to be composed, but I was rushing and that’s when La Salle trapped us more. But when he told me to contribute on defense, I just made it a point to do my job,” he said.READ: Thirdy admits there’s no escaping comparisons to dad, brotherHe was stellar on the defensive end when he finally returned on the court, but Ravena’s biggest moment came on offense, when he received a pass from Tyler Tio on the left corner and drilled the go-ahead trey with 9.2 seconds remaining to put Ateneo up, 76-74.“The opportunity just presented itself. Seeing how hard my teammates worked, I was thinking that I didn’t want to let them down. We have already went though a lot of hardships. So whatever I needed to do, whether I got the ball or not, I have to grab the opportunity,” he said. “Tyler (Tio) followed coach Tab’s play and he did it very well, drawing my defender in and kicking it out to me. I was just lucky to get the three points because I came off the bench cold and I wasn’t really warmed up.”That basket steered the Blue Eagles to the tight victory where Ravena finished with nine points and five rebounds in the win, much to the delight of his older brother.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAs if Thirdy Ravena needed any more pressure to deliver for Ateneo against La Salle on Sunday, his older brother Kiefer had to remind about it.Thirdy said the his older brother told him to “perform well” because he will be at the Arena for the first meeting of the rivals in the pre-season.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken READ: Dream Ateneo-La Salle UAAP showdown looms“Again, I’m just lucky,” he said.It may have been just a pre-season win but the Blue Eagles are happy to get one against their archrivals.“Of course, Ateneo-La Salle rivalry goes very, very deep. If you’re an Atenean or a Lasallian, playing in the game is enough motivation. Of course, La Salle was La Salle and they were very intense offensively and defensively. But although it’s just the summer league, we’re happy to get the win. But we know that we still have lots to work on. La Salle is still a strong team and we have to continue working on our game and keep working as a team,” he said. What ‘missteps’? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games
Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Suzara, Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Ricky Vargas and SBP president Al Panlilio issued a joint statement Wednesday.“We heard the voices of our people. We were also made aware that some sectors have started to put the blame on certain agencies without really understanding the complexities of the situation,” said the statement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsA separate statement from Panlilio confirmed the other thing that the country is clamoring for: a National team made up of PBA stars.“As requested by POC president and PBA chair Ricky Vargas, to the SBP which we agreed, we want to bring nothing less than the best PBA talent that we can assemble. We want to win the gold medal in basketball and the SBP is fully committed to make this a reality,” said Panlilio. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Google Philippines names new country director “Holding an event of this magnitude is a shared responsibility among different sports elders and even our people,” added the statement. “This event is a showcase of our capacity to hold massive regional sporting events.”Suzara said MOA Arena has finally accommodated the basketball event, which is considered the main attraction in the biennial meet owing to this country’s passion for the game.The MOA Arena has staged the Fiba Asia Championships in 2013, and the Olympic Qualifying Tournament, among other big basketball events.But it was reported last week that it cannot hold the basketball games due to several events that got prior bookings.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event View comments MOST READ Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Manny Pacquiao, the last boy scout The highly anticipated basketball events in the Southeast Asian Games will be held at SM Mall of Asia Arena, the modern, 15,000-seat venue that was earlier said to be unavailable.This was confirmed by Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee chief operating officer Ramon “Tats” Suzara after a meeting with Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas (SBP) officials.ADVERTISEMENT Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte
Challenge Peak, an oil products tanker operated by Singapore-based NYK Bulkship (Asia), has shipped the first batch of plant condensate produced at the onshore gas liquefaction plant of the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project.The condensate was loaded from the gas liquefaction plant in Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia, and the vessel departed for an Asian country on December 26.The Ichthys LNG Project, one of the largest LNG projects in the world, is expected to produce approximately 8.9 million tons of LNG and approximately 1.65 million tons of LPG per annum, along with approximately 100,000 barrels of condensate per day.In November this year, Ichthys LNG Project started shipment of LPG from the liquefaction plant in Darwin. The first shipment loaded on board LPG carrier Hellas Gladiator departed Darwin on November 16, 2018, destined to an Asian buyer.
WASHINGTON – US construction spending down 1.7 per cent in March, with biggest drop in home building in 9 years.