The first six months of its implementationin Antique were allotted P37.611 million. (With a report from PNA/PN) The Lot 2 component of the program willstill be subjected to bidding. Lot 2 is composed of vegetable variants to becooked and served to children beneficiaries. Jessie Cristales, focal person of the SFP,said that Barbaza is the first municipality in the province to implement theprogram targeting children within its 30 child development centers (CDCs). “In the coming days, I expect the other17 towns in the province to implement this program,” he said. Cristales added that except for theisland municipality of Caluya, all the other towns in the province alreadyreceived their first 60 days of Lot 1 viand allocation. Lot 1 is composed ofcooking oil, pineapple tidbits, spaghetti pasta, spaghetti sauce, corned beef,tomato sauce, and green peas by the supplier. “The National Food Authority provincialoffice has already delivered the rice for the cereal,” he noted. The SFP runs for a total of 120 daysthat will benefit 674 CDCs from the 18 municipalities of Antique. SAN JOSE, Antique – The municipality of Barbaza in this province has started toimplement the supplementary feeding program (SFP) of the Department of SocialWelfare and Development (DSWD). The 716 enrollees of the CDCs wereprovided with rice cereal and viand funded through the SFP. Cristales said the DSWD Region 6 advisedthat municipalities can start with their SFP once their Lot 1 and rice arealready available.
Published on October 31, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: [email protected] | @mark_cooperjr Comments Cal State-Los Angeles has no player taller than 6 feet 9 inches. Only two Golden Eagles players are taller than 6 feet 6 inches.For a Syracuse team with seven players taller than 6 feet 6 inches and two taller than 6 feet 9 inches, the size mismatch creates a challenge. For both teams.‘It’s harder to guard them for us because they are small, that makes it a challenge for our big guys,’ SU head coach Jim Boeheim said on Oct. 26. ‘They’ll be playing 6’5’ guys sometimes, so that makes it a little bit harder for them to chase those guys around.’The No. 5 Orange take on Cal State-LA on Tuesday at 7 p.m., welcoming the Golden Eagles into the Carrier Dome in the first of two exhibition games before SU’s 2011-12 regular season starts. It’s the third time in the last four years that Syracuse starts off against CSULA, which is coached by former Syracuse swingman Stephen Thompson. Since Thompson took over as Golden Eagles head coach in 2005, Syracuse won all three exhibition meetings between the two teams.The Orange last played Cal State-LA in 2009, defeating the Golden Eagles 97-54. The Golden Eagles are picked to finish fifth in the California Collegiate Athletic Association this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut Boeheim said the preseason games pose challenges in their own ways. One of those being the size difference the Orange has to match up with.‘Although they’re games you should win, they’re not going to be games that are easy, so I think it will be good for us,’ Boeheim said.Although Syracuse’s big men won’t get to match up against the big bodies they’ll see months from now in Big East games, it’s important for them to get floor time. Sophomore centers Fab Melo and Baye Moussa Keita both look to improve on their tough freshman years with a fresh start to their sophomore seasons.And freshman forward Rakeem Christmas, rated by Scout and Rivals as the No. 2 center in this year’s freshman class, will see his first game action for SU.Melo said he learned a lot from last season and heads into this season with a better grasp of what to expect.‘The expectations people had for me,’ Melo said at Syracuse men’s basketball’s media day on Oct. 14, ‘I thought it would be easier. I thought I would go there and play and average 20 points a game, something like that.‘People realized that it’s not like that. I know I had to learn a lot. It was hard for me to deal with that, the expectations people had for me. Now I’m more mature, and it will be better.’Boeheim said he anticipates everyone getting playing time against CSULA, and it will be important to get the SU players on the court in the Dome.Though the performances of Melo, Keita and Christmas may not be indicative of anything to come, good or bad, gaining the experience before the more important games is what matters.‘It’s hard, it’s not a real indication,’ Boeheim said. ‘A big guy could not play that well against a 6’5′ guy, but he can play great against a really good 6’10’ guy. So it’s not a good evaluation necessarily for big guys.’The Orange hasn’t played much in the Dome in preparation for the season. As of last Wednesday, Boeheim said SU hadn’t practiced on its home court since Midnight Madness, save for one scrimmage.That’s where the real opportunity will lie for the big men, a chance to run up and down the Dome court. Even if they are a head taller than the player trying to defend them.But for 6-foot-8 forward C.J. Fair — who would be one of the tallest players on the Golden Eagles — there’s still an expectation to perform that comes with the early season hype surrounding the top-10 team.‘Preseason, we’re one of the top teams,’ Fair said at SU media day. ‘We’ve got to bring it from the start. We think we’re the top team, so we’ve got to come play like we’re the top team. We’ve just got to get off to a good start.’[email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ read more
First-generation students, faculty, staff and alumni gathered together at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center on Saturday at the inaugural summit for first-generation college students hosted by USC’s First-Generation College Student Task Force.The event, titled “First-Generation College Student Summit: Paths to Success,” had participants and speakers discuss how being a first-generation, or “first-gen,” college student impacted their identity.The idea to create a summit for first-generation college students stemmed from a three-year series of discussions among the First-Generation College Student Task Force, comprised of USC faculty and students.George Sanchez, the vice dean for diversity and strategy initiatives from the Dornsife Office for Diversity and Strategic Initiatives, delivered the opening remarks.“We thought it was important to gather faculty, staff and students together to employ the best practices on meeting the needs of first gens and share this information with all first-gen college students,” Sanchez said.This committee, headed by Sanchez and Mary Ho, the assistant dean for diversity and strategic initiatives from the Dornsife Office for Diversity and Strategic Initiatives, organized the summit.As a first-generation college student himself, Sanchez identified with his audience.“I’m first-gen because I am a role model for other members of my family, my community and the students I now teach,” Sanchez said. “I’m first-gen because I have and will continue to overcome obstacles put in front of me. I am first-gen because I see a part of me in each of you.”Sanchez also introduced the launch of a new website geared toward first-generation students.“The website is intended to provide resources and information designed specifically for first-generation college students in order to help them navigate the university structure,” Sanchez said.After Sanchez’s remarks, the summit held a four-person panel featuring alumni Ana Elizabeth Rosas ’06 and Nick Valencia ’05. The panelists relayed their narratives as first-generation college students and offered advice.Valencia, currently a CNN correspondent, described the challenges and responsibilities he faces as a Latino journalist.“I went from being the white-washed kid in Northeast L.A. to the ambassador of my culture in Atlanta,” Valencia said. “I have dealt with all sorts of those challenges; even at a company like CNN, I still experienced ethnic and diversity challenges. I feel like it’s important for me to shed misconceptions and help people understand.”After the panel, participants moved to the first breakout session which provided smaller groups for more in-depth discussion.Breyona White, a freshman majoring in biochemistry, attended the summit as a way to meet and have a discourse with students that were from similar backgrounds.“To connect with other first-generation students, since it’s not really a question asked commonly, and convene around the same problems and struggles we all face,” White said.After the opening remarks and panel, White attended the “Taking Advantage of High-Impact Practices” breakout session with Sanchez and three recent alumni.“I thought it was a really great breakout session,” White said. “We talked about practices you can use throughout your undergraduate career to be successful, and if you stay consistent, there’s a really high chance you’ll be.”After lunch, she went to two other breakout sessions, “Increase Motivation, Decrease Anxiety and Get Things Done” and “Student Success from Undergrad to Grad.”During lunch, the planning committee announced award recipients. Sam Fisher ’11 won the Community Leadership Award for his Sam Fisher Fellows program which grants first-generation students scholarships, Lanita Jacobs, an associate professor in anthropology and American studies and ethnicity in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, earned the Faculty Mentor Award and current Undergraduate Student Government Senator Sabrina Enriquez ’18 was awarded the Student Leadership Award.Provost Michael Quick then addressed the crowd as the keynote speaker. He discussed his journey as a first-generation college student and gave the attendees advice.The day ended with a resource fair, closing and reception in the TCC Ballroom.Katie Bolton, a sophomore majoring in environmental studies and NGOs and social change, served as a volunteer and helped plan the event.A first-generation student herself, she wanted to be able to give back.“Up until this point, there hasn’t been a place for first-gen students to come together and learn what we’re learning about,” Bolton said. “College can be very intimidating when you get here. It was important to help make the summit possible because students need the help.” read more
On Day 4 of the NPFL U-15 Promises tournament, Shooting Stars retained their lead on the log despite a draw with MFM but it was Remo Stars that made a big mark winning their very first game of the tournament. The winning has positioned the Shagamu side to fight for the remaining Quarter Finals spot with second placed ABS FC in a winner takes all fixture. Remo are now on four points while ABS are ahead on six points and victory for either sides would guarantee the winner progression to the last eight of the tournament.Remo Stars struggled in their previous two fixtures, losing to group leaders, Shooting Stars and drawing 1-1 with MFM. But against the junior Akure Gunners, Dayo Awotoye struck a brilliant brace to help Remo Stars banish the voodoo of not winning at the Osogbo City Stadium.It was the first fixture of the day and Remo Stars was returning from a break having observed the day off on Wednesday.A student of Ikene Community High School, Awotoye raised hopes for his side barely one minute after the break when he breached the defensive block of Sunshine Stars that resisted all efforts at goal in the first 45 minutes. He benefitted from a defensive mix-up to bury the ball in the net for the opener. He would complete his brace seven minutes after the first goal from the spot. Sunshine defender Amoo Dauda handled the ball inside his own box and Awotoye converted brilliantly and confirmed his team victory.“We are happy we won and the two goals I scored excites me. We fought as a team and we are happy to be back into contention to progress after failing to win our previous two games. We’ll face the most difficult task against ABS tomorrow (Friday) but we have to fight to the end,” said Awotoye to Npfl.ng.In the second game at Osogbo centre, table toppers Shooting Stars let slip an opportunity to maintain 100 percent success when they let go a goal lead to play out a draw with MFM FC. The Lagos church side could have won the encounter but for profligacy in front of goal after creating many chances.Olubode Hassan put the Shooting Stars in front from the spot on the 12th minute after he was upended inside the box of MFM and the referee awarded a penalty. Hassan calmly converted from the spot for his fourth goal of the tournament.An impressive performance from MFM quartet of Eniayewu Hassan, Ibrahim Danladi, Atoyebi Gideon and the team captain Lawal Sulaimon ensured they dominated the encounter and created lots of scary moments for Shooting Stars.Hammed leveled scores for MFM on the 60th minute; heading home a cross from close range for his third goal of the competition. The goal bolstered their confidence with Atoyebi coming close four minutes after the equalizer but his shot hit the crossbar.MFM FC have completed their fixtures in the tournament finishing on 5 points from 4 matches while Shooting Stars will play the whipping boys of the group, Sunshine Stars that have lost all three matches in the competition.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram read more
Dutch Champions, Ajax Amsterdam, have entered discussions over the possible purchase of Mohammed Kudus from FC Nordsjaelland.The 19 year old has been in imperious form since joining the Danish side back in 2018.According to renowned Dutch media outlet, De Telegraaf, Ajax, are keen on making the powerful forward a part of their team next season.Kudus is said to be interested in the move, and Ajax will have to make an offer in the region of €8.5 million to make the deal happen.The Ghana international has scored 11 times so far this season in 25 appearances for Nordsjaelland.Kudus made his debut for the Black Stars back in November 2019, scoring in the AFCON 2021 qualifier against South Africa.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Michigan State Police have confirmed one passenger has died as a result of the three car crash on Genschaw Rd.Eighty-eight–year–old Martha Krajnik of Alpena was pronounced dead shortly after being transported to MidMichigan Health Center for treatment.Police were called to the scene at 12:46 p.m. on Monday. An investigation revealed a Chevy Trailblazer driven by an 18-year-old Alpena woman was traveling north on Genschaw, when she swerved into the southbound lane to avoid a Ford F–150 stopped in the road, waiting to turn left onto Princeton.The Trailblazer had minimal contact with the F–150 before swerving onto the southbound side, slamming into the Prius. The drivers of the Trailblazer and the F–150 did not report any injuries as a result of the accident. Three occupants of the Prius, however, did sustain injuries, ranging from minor to critical.The condition of the other occupants in the Prius is not known at this time.The crash is still under investigation and alcohol does not appear to have played a factor. Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to contact the Michigan State Police Alpena Post at (989)354-4101.Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Accident, crash, Death, Genschaw Rd., Martha Krajknik, michigan state police, msp, PrincetonContinue ReadingPrevious Larry Donajkowski wins 60 Second Inspiration grand prize at BAC’s annual fitness galaNext Thunder Bay Theatre brings on new artistic director read more