Miami Trace FFA excels at Ohio FFA Convention

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Miami Trace FFA Chapter, a satellite program of Great Oaks Career Campuses, recently attended the State FFA Convention held at the Ohio State Expo Center on May 5th and 6th. The Chapter attended convention sessions, and listened to four guest speakers Tiana Tozer, Dave Roever, Jones Loflin, and Sydney Snider, Eastern Region National VP . These speakers entertained the crowd and gave inspiring messages that helped improve member’s leadership skills.Miami Trace excelled this year in State Career Development Events, State Degrees, and Proficiency Awards. The chapter had four teams place within the top five in the state in Career Development Events this year. The teams include the Agronomy Team, the Grain Merchandising  Team, the Novice Parliamentary Procedure Team, and the Nature Interpretation Team. The thirteen State Degree recipients were Thomas Bondurant, MaKayla Eggleton, Hannah Ellenberger, Gavin Harper, Todd Peterson, Marissa Sheets, and Clare Sollars. Proficiency Award winner recipients were Riley Evans – 1st in Poultry Production, Kameron Rinehart- 3rd in Home and Community Development, and Brock Wilt – 3rd in Nursery Operations.Hannah Ellenberger and Zach Ault represented the Miami Trace FFA on stage as the Chapter received the honor of being named one of the Top 10 Chapters in the state.Other awards included officers who received Gold Star ratings on their officer books. Clare Sollars and Marissa Sheets received the reporter’s book gold pin, Kameron Rinehart and Cole Karnes received the treasurer’s book gold pin, and Cody Clyburn received the secretary’s book gold pin. Evan Schaefer was named Ohio Star Farmer. Kameron Rinehart is now State Vice President at Large.As a chapter, Miami Trace received a gold rating in the state and received recognition as Top  10 Chapters in the state. The Miami Trace FFA Chapter would like to congratulate all members for their hard work over the past year and wish all students participating in upcoming national contests good luck.Riley Evans, Senior FFA member, won the State Poultry Production Proficiency Award based on his Supervised Agricultural Experience at Ohio FFA Convention on May 6th.last_img read more

India Today readers write to editor-in-chief Aroon Purie

first_imgA Lesson LearntThe findings of the survey are not surprising (“What’s Wrong With Our Teaching?”, November 27). We are still following the teaching norms set by the British. They had designed our education system to produce clerks who would simply follow their orders. We have hardly done anything to change,A Lesson LearntThe findings of the survey are not surprising (“What’s Wrong With Our Teaching?”, November 27). We are still following the teaching norms set by the British. They had designed our education system to produce clerks who would simply follow their orders. We have hardly done anything to change this.SUNIL MUNDRA, on e-mail”The cover story was an awakener, not a revelation. To rectify the flaws in our education system, we need to promote learning by understanding.”ANJUM M. SAMEL, on e-mailOur Government should take serious steps to revamp the education system and focus on imparting real knowledge, which is not determined by marks alone. It is disheartening to see students performing well in examinations, yet lacking analytical skills.MAHUA VENKATESH, DelhiThe problem doesn’t lie with the syllabus alone. There is a dearth of trained tutors in our country as teaching today is a profession adopted by people who fail to make a mark in other fields. There should be enough remuneration and perks to attract educators in our country.HIRAK SENGUPTA, DelhiA clear distinction has to be made between learning and knowledge. Students should not be encouraged to memorise lessons to score in examinations. In stead, they should be motivated to exchange ideas on various educative topics with their fellow classmates to gain knowledge.S. LAKSHMI, on e-mailINDIA TODAY’s delineation on the education system unmasked some of the drawbacks that prevail in our schools. The learning process is akin to a sport. You need to play the game and not just read about it to be completely evolved. Perhaps, we need to adopt a lab approach which will help students learn faster.K. CHIDANAND KUMAR, BangaloreadvertisementThere is a craze to admit children in good schools but in reality, do we know the definition of one? The best products come out of unknown schools. Just compare the results of civil services in the last decade and you’ll know that motivation doesn’t come from the tag of the school.MAN MOHAN BHATIA, DelhiPrisoners of FateIt is really outrageous that defying all international norms and protocols, Pakistan has not returned the Indian prisoners of the 1971 war, even after India released more than 93,000 Pakistani soldiers. (“Missing in Inaction”, November 27). India should take up the issue with the Pakistani Government and seek a solution for the release of the hapless POWs languishing in their jails.V.K.TANGRI. DehradunIt is disheartening to see that a story about our prisoners of war gets just two pages in a magazine like yours. The media seems to be blissfully unaware of the plight of the POWs and their families. The job of the media is to highlight the grievances of the masses. On this issue, however, it seems to have failed.BHAVYA BHATNAGAR, DelhiHu’s FriendsIt is only prudent on India’s part to improve relations with China in the face of increasing hostilities from Pakistan and Bangladesh (“Return of the Dragon”, November 27). We certainly cannot afford more enemies in the neighbourhood. Even on economic front, improved co-operation with China is imperative. As they say, if you cannot beat them, join them.SANJEET KHAJURIA, LucknowMoney and the MomsIt is incorrect to say that children of working women get a better deal than single income homes (“The Mummy Factor”, November 27). True, urban households with working women have higher annual incomes, but that’s not the only criterion to ensure better quality of life as the spending capacity of a family does not determine a child’s upbringing.VIJAYA BHARATI, RourkelaNo Child’s PlayWe need a clearer definition of innocence (“Loss of Innocence”, November 27). Today, no parent is keen on having a shy or dumb kid. Every one dreams of a Sanchita or an Akansha in their child and there is no problem in that. Children should be well trained to take on the competition around them.LATA RAGHAVAN, DelhiRoyal MistakeWhile elaborating the politics of royalty, you have mentioned that “Shrimant” means “your highness” (“A Battle Royale”, November 27). This is totally misleading as in the Hindi dictionary, the meaning of this word is wealthy and revered. When it is prefixed to a name, the more appropriate meaning would be revered.M.A. GHATGE, on e-mailDigital DivideOur technology is breeding a sense of deprivation among those tender minds whose parents cannot afford the gizmos that they see their friends hooked on to (“Wired Generation”, November 20). Such youngsters have a tendency to feel left out and inadequate during their school years. Such feelings can later develop into serious complexes, affecting their overall performances.SANDEEP SHETE, PuneadvertisementClean Up CricketIndian cricket has come of age; it has aged. So have our cricketers (“Perform or Pay Up”, November 20). Cricket now is not about performance but about endorsements and politics. Cricketers should be judged on their performances. There is no use dragging in coaches into the mess when the team is unable to perform.PRITAM SETH, on e-mailIt’s certainly the best time to institute a “pay for performance” system for our cricket team, which is under scrutiny for quite some time for its poor performance. If a fine is levied on them, our cricketers will be forced to perform on field. After all, they too should justify their salaries.JAYASHANKAR JAYARAMAN, BangaloreLabouring Over Child LawsIt shouldn’t surprise anyone that the Government has announced a ban on child labour without putting in place a mechanism to ensure a good future for them. After all, rehabilitation as a term has always been anathema to Indian governance.ALEX PAPERWALA, on e-mailThe coordination among ministries may be lacking as far as proper implementation of a ban on child labour is concerned, but at least the Government seems to have woken up to the problem. One should give Manmohan Singh some time to remove the speed breakers.KAILASH PATHAK, Patnalast_img read more

Gordon Hayward’s 35 points lift Celtics past Timberwolves

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño TIP-INSTimberwolves: The last time Minnesota won in Boston was March 6, 2005. Kevin Garnett was a starter in his first stint with the Wolves. Ricky Davis led the Celtics with 22 points. … Robert Covington (right knee injury), Derrick Rose (right ankle sprain) and Jeff Teague (left ankle inflammation) were sidelined by injuries.Celtics: Improved to 2-1 with Rozier starting. … Even without Irving, the Celtics set a season high with 34 assists … In addition to Irving, the Celtics were missing big man Aron Baynes, who missed his seventh straight game with a broken left hand. … The Celtics returned home after a 1-2 road trip to Texas and Memphis. They play four straight and 15 of 19 games at home in January and don’t leave the Eastern time zone until Feb. 21.THAT SMARTSSmart left in obvious pain after absorbing a pick from Towns early in the second half. He walked over by the Celtics bench with his right arm dangling at his side. After Stevens called a timeout, Smart was ushered by the training staff into the tunnel to the locker room.But Smart was back with about four minutes left in the quarter, getting a big cheer when he rejoined his teammates on the bench. He re-entered the game late in the third and finished with two points and eight assists.The Celtics said it was a right shoulder strain.Marcus Morris Sr. left the game in the third quarter with a sore neck and did not return.UP NEXTTimberwolves: Home against the Magic on Friday night. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting A 3-pointer from the right side. Another from the left. A basket from the lane and then a dunk, followed by three straight free throws. In all, he was 4 for 4 in the second quarter and 7 of 8 in the third.“He was disappointed in how he shot the ball, obviously, in San Antonio and got back in the gym this morning. And you could tell he was going to play pretty well,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said after Hayward came off the bench to score a season-high 35 points and lead Boston to a 115-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion“I mean, 14 for 18 is an unbelievable night, and you’re not always going to shoot it like that,” Stevens said. “But you could tell he was pretty locked in.”Terry Rozier scored 11 of his 16 points in the first quarter while making his third start of the season because Kyrie Irving scratched both of his eyes in Monday’s game against San Antonio. Hayward took over from there in his highest scoring game with the Celtics. View comments “Didn’t start that great … but Marcus Smart got me open for a 3 that got me going a little bit,” he said. “Anytime you have a game like I did last game, you want to try to come out ultra-aggressive.”FIGHT CLUBTowns said the problem was the team’s failure to maintain a consistent focus, comparing the sport to boxing.“Boxing is such a great sport,” he said. “Those guys have to be focused every single second of every single round. We have to be focused; we have to think of ourselves like boxing. We have to make sure every single second we are tremendously focused.”EARLY LEADMinnesota scored nine of the last 11 points in the first quarter to trim Boston’s 11-point lead to 25-21, and then opened the second with a step-back jumper from Wiggins. It was a four-point game when Boston ran off 16 points in a row to take a 47-27 lead.Boston led by as many as 22 in the third quarter before Towns scored 15 points during a 23-11 Minnesota run that cut the deficit to 10. He added five more in the final 90 seconds of the third to make it a six-point game.QUICK BREAKThibodeau called a timeout just 64 seconds into the game to settle his team down after giving up two quick baskets.“The start of the game was poor,” he explained. “You start off a game like that, give them a little confidence, it’s hard to slow them down.” Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward, right, tries to drive past Minnesota Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie, front, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON — Gordon Hayward was off target on all six of his shots in Boston’s previous game and then started with a pair of long misses on Wednesday night against Minnesota.Then it quickly turned around.ADVERTISEMENT Joel Embiid shrugs off sore knee, drops 42 points in 76ers’ blowout of Sunscenter_img LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? MOST READ Celtics: Host the Mavericks on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “Gordon’s a good player, and we gave him basically whatever he wanted,” said Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau, who saw Hayward score 30 a month ago when the teams met in Minneapolis. “When you do that in this league, they’re going to make you pay.”Andrew Wiggins scored 31 points, and Karl-Anthony Towns scored 20 of his 28 points — and grabbed five of his 12 rebounds — in the third quarter, when Minnesota trimmed a 22-point deficit to six points. It was an 11-point game with 4:53 left before the Celtics went on an 8-0 run to clinch their fifth straight win over the Wolves.HAYWARD’S HISTORYHayward missed all but five minutes of last season with a broken leg and has been coming off the bench the last six weeks as Stevens tries to figure out a rotation. On Monday night against the Spurs, Hayward had his only scoreless game of the season.After missing his first two shots on Wednesday, Hayward didn’t stop shooting.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issuelast_img read more

South Koreans shun Japanese beer travel cars as dispute grows

first_imgBundang: When Lee Kyung Eon and her friend recently scrapped plans to go to Japan for summer vacation, they paid a 135 penalty for canceling their plane tickets, joining a growing campaign in South Korea to boycott Japanese goods and services. “We intended to do something that doesn’t help Japan, even (it’s only) a little thing,” said Lee, a 26-year-old office worker in Bundang city, just south of Seoul. “Many people told us we did something really good.” A widespread anti-Japan boycott has gained ground in South Korea since Tokyo on July 1 tightened control of exports of three chemicals used to manufacture semiconductors and display screens key export items for South Korea. The boycott could worsen as Japan is expected to expand its export curbs to other materials as early as Friday by removing South Korea from a list of countries granted preferential trade status. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThere have been anti-Japanese rallies in South Korea over the Japanese trade curbs, but none has yet turned violent. Two men in their 70s have set themselves on fire in an apparent protest against Japan. One died and the other, who set himself ablaze on Thursday, remained in critical condition. South Korea accuses Japan of retaliating over local court rulings last year that ordered two Japanese companies to pay compensation to former Korean employees for forced labor during Tokyo’s 1910-45 colonization of the Korean Peninsula. Japan has denied that, saying its action was taken out of national security concerns. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostSome question whether the boycott, mostly targeting consumer goods, can really hurt the Japanese economy as a majority of Japanese imports are parts and materials used in TVs, smartphones, semiconductors and other electronic products that South Korea exports. They worry the boycott could only aggravate the animosities as it may trigger a backlash from Japan. But others say the campaign exposes the bitter resentments many South Koreans still harbor against their former colonial ruler. A recent survey suggested 80% of South Koreans are reluctant to buy Japanese products. Angry South Koreans have taken to Instagram and other social media, posting videos on their canceled Japan-bound plane tickets, sharing information on which Japanese companies operate in South Korea and expressing their support for the boycott. There have been some consequences. HanaTour, the largest travel company in South Korea, said a daily number of reservations for Japan trips has dropped to about 400-500 from 1,000-1,200 late last month. Other tour agencies have reported similar or lower booking figures for Japan tours. Last year, about 7.5 million South Koreans visited Japan, making it the most popular destination. The state-run Korea Tourism Organization said it has no data on how many South Koreans traveled to Japan this month. At hypermarkets and 24-hour convenience stores, the sales of Japanese beer have nosedived. Beer is the most popular among Japanese products. For example, at E-mart, the largest retailer in South Korea, the sales of Japanese beer from July 1-24 declined by about 38% from a month ago.last_img read more

FNM Leader Says Fire Fitzgerald

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 24, 2017 – Nassau- Following the admission of reaching out for help with the Baha Mar resort on behalf of his father, Minister of Education Jerome Fitzgerald has come under attack from Free National Movement Leader Dr. Hurbert Minnis. Fitzgerald has also fired back.Fitzgerald lamented that the FNM leader did not attend the opening ceremony of the Baha Mar resort, saying “he should be ashamed of himself”, words Minnis used to describe Fitzgerald’s actions.Minnis has said if Fitzgerald was honorable he would resign, “but he has no shame and so I call upon prime Minister Christie to fire him so that he will not continue to sully the good name of The Bahamas.“Additionally, in the absence of the Prime Minister not firing him, I call upon all Bahamians to fire them all and vote them out”, he said. #MagneticMediaNews#FNMLeaderSaysFireFitzgerald Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp STATEMENT FROM THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM ON RECENT SHOOTING OF VISITOR Related Items:#fitzgerald, #fnmleadersaysfirefitzgerald, #magneticmedianews, Sheri-kae McLeodcenter_img American Tourist Shot in TCI, In Serious Condition at Hospital in Florida Recommended for you Dionisio D’Aguilar Introduced As CTO’s New Chairmanlast_img read more

The painful and sensitive questions about Emiliano Salas contract

first_imgThe Argentinean footballer disappeared after visiting former Nantes friends in France as he traveled to his new destination: Cardiff City Football Club.Argentinean footballer Emiliano Sala and English pilot David Ibbotson were traveling over the English Channel when they disappeared from the radar.Two and a half days later, the light aircraft on which they were traveling hasn’t been found.And as search and rescue mission is set to resume tomorrow, one has to ask painful and sensitive questions about his contract.The footballer signed a 17 million Euros contract with Cardiff City in the English Premier League.He then went back to say goodbye to his former teammates in the French Ligue 1 team Nantes.And when he traveled back to the United Kingdom, his aircraft disappeared, and family and friends are fearing the worst.But what happens to his contract?“The transfer contract is valid as soon as it is registered with FIFA,” Alexandra Cohen Jonathan, a lawyer, and partner at the Paris firm August Debouzy was quoted by Fox Sports Australia.“If this is the case, in principle Cardiff must pay the 17 million Euros to Nantes even though the player has disappeared.”She then described how teams protect themselves with insurance policies.AAIB responds to Sala’s family request to recover the plane’s wreckage Manuel R. Medina – August 14, 2019 The Air Accidents Investigation Branch says they already explained their decision not to recover the plane’s wreckage to Sala’s family and the pilot’s.“Nantes had certainly signed a contract of this type, but does this contract still apply when a transfer has already been signed?” asked Cohen Jonathan.“Have Cardiff already taken out this insurance? Had it already come into effect?”And for liability insurance, it would have only come into play “if one of the two clubs was the organizer of air transport,” said Cohen Jonathan.“We spoke to the player and asked him if he wanted us to make arrangements for his flight, which would have been commercial. He declined,” said Cardiff chairman Mehmet Dalman to The Mirror.Sala’s agent, Mark McKay, has already confirmed he arranged the private flight for his client.“In any case, someone will have to pay 17 million euros,” said Cohen Jonathan.ICYMI | Yesterday, we announced the Club-record signing of @EmilianoSala1 from @FCNantes.👉 https://t.co/sSVGMBncRo#CityAsOne 🔵⚽️🔵⚽️— Cardiff City FC (@CardiffCityFC) January 20, 2019last_img read more