Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgLetlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLetlole La Rona Limited, listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, is a real estate development and management company that owns and operates commercial and industrial properties in Botswana which includes hotels, warehouses and factories. The focus of the company property portfolio is on industrial properties. Letlole La Rona Limited has thirteen industrial properties in its portfolio; as well as Moedi House which is a commercial property; Shoppers which is retail property; Red Square which is a residential development; and four hospitality properties which are Bosele Hotel, President Hotel, Cresta Lodge and Thapama Lodge. Letlole La Rona Limited is a subsidiary of Botswana Development Corporation Limited.last_img read more

Axia Corporation Limited HY2018 Presentation

first_imgAxia Corporation Limited (AXIA.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2018 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Axia Corporation Limited (AXIA.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Axia Corporation Limited (AXIA.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Axia Corporation Limited (AXIA.zw)  2018 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileAxia Corporation Limited is a retail enterprise that sells specialty homeware furniture and electrical appliances through 38 nationwide retail outlets; and retails automotive spares across multiple channels with a footprint that stretches to Zambia and Malawi. The company’s core expertise lies in providing a reputable service for inbound clearing and bonded warehousing; ambient and chilled/frozen warehousing services; logistics, marketing, sales and merchandising services. Axia has three business units which include TV Sales & Home (TVSH), a leading furniture and electronic appliance retailer; Transerv, retailing automotive spares, and Distribution Group Africa (DGA), an established distribution and logistics company. Axia Corporation Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Court of Review for Bishops upholds retired Los Angeles bishop’s…

first_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Feb 1, 2019 Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno spent nearly seven hours March 29-30, 2017, talking to the hearing panel that was considering disciplinary action against him. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceEditor’s note: This story was updated at 7:30 p.m. EST Feb. 1 to add a statement from Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop John Taylor.[Episcopal News Service] An Episcopal Church court has concluded that retired Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno was properly suspended from ordained ministry for three years because of misconduct.The Court of Review for Bishops said it made the three-year suspension retroactive to Aug. 2, 2017, the day a hearing panel originally recommended the sentence, rather than with the court’s Jan. 31 order.The case against Bruno involved his unsuccessful 2015 attempt to sell the property of what was then known as St. James the Great’s in Newport Beach, California, to a condominium developer for $15 million in cash. That effort prompted some St. James members to bring misconduct allegations against Bruno, alleging he violated church law.The hearing panel conducted three days of testimony on those allegations in March 2017. Bruno subsequently attempted to sell the property as the panel considered how to rule on the case. That attempt earned Bruno two ministerial restrictions from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.The court said in its order it found that “the majority of the factual determinations of the hearing panel are supported by substantial evidence when viewed as a whole in light of the record on appeal.” It added that the hearing panel “did not erroneously interpret or apply the Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church, nor did it commit a procedural error” or engage in a decision-making process that was contrary to the church’s Title IV canons on clergy discipline.“We believe the decision reached in the Bishop Bruno matter is just, but no cause for celebration in any quarter,” Maine Bishop Stephen Lane, court president, said in a press release. “We hope the decision brings clarity to the canonical requirements by which we govern ourselves, will promote healing and reconciliation, and will be helpful to dioceses and bishops in their ministries.”In its order the court said that, as bishops, they are “sympathetic to the fact that Bishops Diocesan are on the front line, with many irons in the fire, juggling numerous decisions on a daily basis for the overall benefit of their Diocese. It is not an easy job.” The bishops said they had a “formidable task” in passing judgment on a bishop “who has devoted years of his life to the church.”However, the bishops said that Bruno did not claim he was wrongly found to have taken certain actions but, instead, focused on technicalities to get his sentence set aside. “This is contrary to the canons, which are supposed to focus on justice and reconciliation,” the order said.Bruno retired from the Diocese of Los Angeles at the end of November 2017, after serving as bishop diocesan since Feb. 1, 2002. Episcopal Church bishops retain their episcopal order after retirement. He was succeeded by Bishop John Taylor. Meanwhile, the St. James congregation returned to its church on April 8, 2018, after being barred from worshipping there for nearly three years because of the dispute.Bruno has no further avenue for appeal, Lane told Episcopal News Service.Taylor issued a statement late on Feb. 1 saying “I give thanks that the Court of Review decision brings to an end the official narrative of these difficult years for the Diocese of Los Angeles, Jon and Mary Bruno and their family and colleagues, and the people of St. James Episcopal Church.“But our reconciliation narrative is still being written. With the healing phase coming up soon, we will have ample opportunity to share our feelings with one another, acknowledging pain and brokenness and encouraging healing.”He called for prayers for all who have been hurt in the conflict. “Let us envision together a diocesan community of renewed collaboration and cooperation, of restored relationship and mutual care,” he said. “Let us commit ourselves to the spirit of unity amid difference and to rebuilding sturdy bonds of affection that will again enable our church to show a better way forward to a polarizing world.”The Court of Review met in Atlanta, in late September to hear oral arguments by the parties. The court’s decision was crafted over the next eight weeks, and the members of the court reviewed the decision and signed off over the weeks since Christmas, according to the release.The members of the Court of Review for this appeal, in addition to Lane, were Connecticut Bishop Suffragan Laura Ahrens, Nebraska Bishop Scott Barker, Montana Bishop Franklin Brookhart, retired Diocese of East Carolina Bishop Clifton Daniels, retired Western Kansas Bishop Michael Milliken and Kentucky Bishop Terry White. Two other members (Diocese of New York Assisting Bishop Mary Glasspool and Diocese of Florida Bishop John Howard) recused themselves before the appeal was heard, according to Lane.Previous ENS coverage of the case is here.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is the Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter. 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Why more students should go to college in high school

first_img Why more students should go to college in high school | Scholarship Database Please enter your comment! 1 COMMENT By Anne Kim of Washington MonthlyAt just 24 years old, Haleigh Funk Butler already has seven years of professional experience in nursing. At 17, she started training at Culpeper Community Hospital in Culpeper, Virginia, and then worked at a family practice in nearby Warrenton. At 19, she became a registered nurse. For the past four and a half years, she’s worked in the medical-surgical unit at the Novant Health–UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center.“Patients look at me and think I’m 16 years old,” Funk Butler said. “They say, ‘Hold up! How long have you been doing this?’ I tell them I’ve been a nurse for 7 years.”What gave Funk Butler the head start in her career was a “dual enrollment” program at Eastern View High School in Culpeper, which prepared her to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN) at the same time she was earning her diploma. Funk Butler took her LPN exam the month before her high school graduation in 2011 and then immediately landed the job in Warrenton, where she worked full-time while pursuing her RN license at Germanna Community College in Locust Grove. She continued to work and study and eventually earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing last year from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.“If I had gone the traditional route, I would only have been a nurse for two years or maybe three years by now,” Funk Butler said. “I feel like I’m in a much more mature state than other people I know who are still struggling to find that job as a career.”Best of all, Funk Butler is debt free. “I was lucky that my parents had a little bit of a college fund for me, but I didn’t even really break into that at all,” said Funk Butler. “I have no school debt—nothing.”Dual enrollment programs—aimed at giving high school students a leg up on college—have been around since the 1950s. But with growing worries both about soaring college costs and whether the price of college is worth the returns in job and earnings opportunities, dual enrollment has surged in popularity as a way for students to save both time and money towards a college degree, earn a credential with immediate value in the job market—or both.It’s a trend that deserves to be embraced and expanded.According to the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP), as many as 10 percent of high school students—or 1.4 million students—were enrolled in college courses in 2010-11 (the latest year for which data is available). Moreover, the share of these students has grown by 7 percent per year since 2002-2003, with the fastest rates of growth among minority and rural students and among students in states that have made dual enrollment a priority.“Many states have really looked at this approach as part of the college transition,” said NACEP Executive Director Adam Lowe. “New Mexico, Iowa and Indiana now have upwards of 50 percent of students graduating with at least one college course. In Utah and Missouri, it’s 40 percent.”One reason states are embracing dual enrollment is its proven effectiveness in preparing students to succeed in college. A 2010 study of Oregon’s dual enrollment programs, for example, found that dually enrolled students are more likely to go to college, less likely to drop out as freshmen, and have higher grade point averages than students who did not take college classes in high school.Having experience with college-level courses can also make the transition to college easier, which could be of particular benefit for students more likely to struggle. For example, research from Columbia University found that lower-income and lower-achieving dual enrollment students saw bigger gains in GPA than other dually enrolled students. Students are also less likely to need remedial coursework. A 2014 study by the Colorado Department of Education found that students in dual enrollment were 9 percent less likely to need remedial education in college.Students can also benefit from dual enrollment by earning industry-related credentials that can immediately be valuable in the workforce. While the bulk of dual enrollment opportunities offered nationwide are in English, math and other general education courses—which allows students to skip those prerequisites when they get to college—roughly a third of dual enrollments are in career and technical education (CTE) programs. CTE is a particular focus in places like Culpeper County, where roughly a third of high school graduates go on to four-year colleges straight from high school.“Our goal is to dual enroll as much as possible in the career and technical education program,” said Randi Richards-Lutz, the director of career and technical education for Culpeper County Public Schools, where Haleigh Funk Butler went to high school. Of the 305 graduates from the Class of 2017 at Eastern View High, Funk Butler’s alma mater, 295 earned one or more industry credentials while still in high school, 17 graduated with at least 15 college credits and 7 graduated with an associates’ degree.“We want all of our kids to graduate with a credential—a diploma and a skill,” Richards-Lutz said. “While they’re in college, they could be using their skill. Or they’ll have a skill for later if they need it.”In addition to the LPN program with Germanna Community College that Funk Butler attended, Culpeper County also now offers a culinary arts certificate through J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College in Richmond, as well as courses in criminal justice and pharmacy and emergency medical technician training. Richards-Lutz said the county surveyed both its students and local businesses to decide what kinds of courses to offer to match the skills students want and the local economy needs.“We have a lot of manufacturers and technology companies here,” said Richards-Lutz. “Our businesses have done a great job working with area schools so that students can get credentials and be able to work in their facilities.” Among these large local employers, Richards-Lutz said, are Continental Automotive Systems, Inc., a brake parts manufacturer, and Terremark, a data fortress now run by Verizon.Nevertheless, dual enrollment as it currently stands is not a perfect solution for all students. As conceived in the 1950s, dual enrollment was originally targeted at high-achieving students wanting a jump start on college. Most places that offer dual enrollment have broadened the reach of these programs to pupils of all levels, including through a focus on career and technical programs. Still, students have to be ready for college-level work. This means that students in the worst-performing schools or those who’ve fallen behind academically can’t take advantage of these opportunities. “It’s a rare program that works with students with severe deficits,” said NACEP’s Adam Lowe.Students also need to be committed to the extra work that dual enrollment demands. Under the LPN program offered by Germanna Community College and Culpeper County schools that Haleigh Funk attended, students spend half a day at Germanna and the other half at their high schools. Funk Butler was also required to attend multiple clinical sessions at Culpeper Community Hospital, beginning at 7 a.m.“I was a swimmer and a lifeguard and really passionate about that,” said Funk Butler. “But when I started nursing school, I had to give all of that up. I was always head in the books all the time.”State funding for dual enrollment programs is also still scattershot, which is another barrier to increasing access to these opportunities. NACEP’s Lowe says that while some states generously fund dual enrollment, others skimp. Georgia, for example, leads with appropriations of $88 million a year. Massachusetts, on the other hand, only spends between $600,000 and $800,000.In Culpeper County, Virginia, the school district picks up 90 percent of the cost of tuition for dual enrollment students, which means that each course only costs students a few hundred dollars. Haleigh Funk estimates that her LPN cost her only about $2,000 to earn, including the cost of books.Still, even that minimal an amount might be out of each for some students. High school students are not eligible for federal student aid, such as Pell Grants, which is why some schools rely on businesses and philanthropy to fill the gap.At Germanna Community College, for example, the locally based Sunshine Lady Foundation is funding a dual enrollment program called the Gladys P. Todd Academy, aimed exclusively at first-generation and underserved students in Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County. Todd Academy scholars receive full scholarships and graduate with an associates’ degree along with their high school diploma. Many of these students go on to four-year college, according to a Germanna spokesman, including local schools such as George Mason University and Randolph-Macon College as well as elite universities such as Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania.But as impressive as this program is, it likely would not exist without philanthropic support. Nor is it broadly available to every student deserving of the help. Even as dual enrollment programs expand across the country, a continuing challenge will be to ensure that it’s not just wealthier students who can participate. “Any time you have a program that’s really good – if you’re providing it only to those students who can afford it or who are already excelling, you’re only going to worsen the gap among students rather than use that tool to reduce it,” said NACEP’s Adam Love.One potentially obvious solution for reducing the costs of dual enrollment is to allow limited early access to federal student aid for high school students in dual enrollment, including Pell Grants. One option, for example, could be to provide up to $1,000 a year in Pell funding for dual enrollment students in accredited programs. Alternatively, students could be “advanced” the Pell funding they would otherwise qualify for were they already high school graduates. In addition to expanded student aid, states would also benefit from an infusion of federal dollars to support dual enrollment programs.Though any aid is likely not forthcoming, given the current state of affairs in Washington and the sharp cuts to federal education funding President Donald Trump has proposed, graduates like Haleigh Funk Butler would say it’s well worth the investment.Funk Butler, who recently married, bought a house last fall and is already saving for retirement—a rarity among her peers. “I feel like I have my life together,” she said. “People my age are still living with the parents or renting and not knowing what they’re going to do.”Funk Butler’s mother, Sandy Funk, is equally grateful for the opportunity her daughter had in high school. “I think there’s an expectation on parents that they make sure their children get a great start in life with a four-year degree and all that,” she said. “I don’t feel that way now because now I know what you can achieve with credentials. She got a top quality education and hands on experience that helped her right out of the gate be a good nurse. If I were a patient, I would want a nurse like Haleigh is. And that makes my husband and I very proud.” University sign and building Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Back to School 2017“Dual enrollment” programs gain in popularity as college costs soar LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply August 10, 2017 at 8:40 am Anne Kim is Senior Writer at the Washington Monthly.She is also a senior fellow at the Aspen Institute’s initiative on financial security and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Before joining the Monthly, Anne served as senior policy strategist at the nonprofit CFED, as the economic program director at the think tank Third Way, and as legislative director and deputy chief of staff to Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.). She has been writing about economic and social policy for more than 15 years and is also the founder of Republic 3.0, a solutions-oriented policy blog that is now a project of the Washington Monthly. Anne has a J.D. from the Duke University School of Law and a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. […] Source link […] TAGSBack to School 2017Dual Enrollment Previous articleCentral Florida Commission launches pilot program to house and employ homeless familiesNext articleTop 10 Homework Tips for Solo Moms Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate last_img read more

11 international stars who may have already played their final game of professional rugby

first_imgThursday Apr 2, 2020 11 international stars who may have already played their final game of professional rugby The current coronavirus pandemic has decimated sporting competitions across the world, leaving many suspended, postponed or even cancelled.ADVERTISEMENTIn rugby, some leagues across the world have not yet cancelled entirely and are discussing possible truncated seasons, while others have packed it in already.One consequence of leagues being potentially terminated is that it will finish the careers of some players, robbing them of the chance of playing their final match.It may not be insignificant in the broad scheme of things, but it is nonetheless disappointing from a rugby perspective.So here are some of the players who may have played their final game of professional rugby:Francois LouwSpringboks flanker Francois Louw announced his retirement from Test rugby shortly after the Rugby World Cup triumph, but only announced in March his complete retirement from the game at the end of the season. Bath have not played a game since the 34-year-old broke the news, but at least he will have fond memories of his final season should he not get a chance to run out for Bath again.Ben FranksThe two-time RWC winning prop Ben Franks announced his retirement in February after joining Northampton Saints in 2018. He played in the Saints’ final match before the suspension, coming off the bench in a win over Worcester Warriors in the beginning of March, which is something of a damp squib of a final match.James HookFormer Wales utility back James Hook announced in January that he would retire from rugby at the end of the season, but has now been forced to rearrange his testimonial given the circumstances. For one of the best Welsh players of his generation, many will hope that his career will not go out with a whimper, and he will have a chance to play in front of the Ospreys fans again.Kieran ReadNothing formal has been made by the former All Blacks captain, and he has a contract in Japan with Toyota Verblitz until 2021, but he has said that he does not know what the future holds for him.The Top League season in Japan has already been cancelled for 2020, and the 128-cap All Black has been coy on whether he will be there next season, accepting that his professional career could be over.Matt GiteauFormer Wallaby Matt Giteau is in a similar position to Read, and has already admitted that it is “hard to imagine” he may have played his last game for Suntory Sungoliath, and in turn the last game of his professional career.The 37-year-old has had a long and distinguished career, amassing 103 caps, but retirement is an increasing possibility for a player that seemed to be eternal.ADVERTISEMENThttps://twitter.com/giteau_rugby/status/1242224365036421120?s=20Dan CarterHaving recently made his return to rugby in January after neck surgery in 2019, the great Dan Carter was set to complete his second and final season with Top League champions, the Kobelco Steelers. Now at the age of 38, Carter will want to make up for lost time after his injury, but he is without a club ahead of next year, and has not confirmed whether he will continue playing or not.David PocockLike Carter, David Pocock is another player that has not given any details about his future, and at the age of 31, he may still have more miles in the clock. However, this was the final season of his contract with the Panasonic Wild Knights in Japan, and given the stress his body has been put under throughout his career, no one would blame the flanker for hanging up his boots early.Ma’a NonuOn the other side of the world, Major League Rugby in the United States was also cancelled last month. This was a season that saw a number of global stars join the league, one of which was two-time RWC winner Ma’a Nonu, who had joined San Diego Legion.The 37-year-old centre has been winding his career down for a couple of years now, but this one-year deal on the West Coast looked as though it could have been his final destination before retirement.Tendai Mtawarira Springboks great Tendai Mtawarira finds himself in a very similar situation to Nonu after joining Old Glory DC following the RWC success. The Beast also signed a one-year deal, and now the 34-year-old’s career has been thrown into doubt despite the new season only being a matter of weeks old before it was abandoned.Sergio ParisseThe rugby world dreams that Italian legend Sergio Parisse will be granted his 143rd and final cap at some point. Unfortunately, the 36-year-old was deprived of his swansong against the All Blacks at the RWC because of Typhoon Hagibis.He was expected to make a solitary appearance this Six Nations against England in Rome on the final day of the Championship, but that has been postponed once again. No player deserves more of a send off in Test rugby, but it is unclear if the No.8 will get that chance.Chris RobshawWhile Chris Robshaw will still be playing rugby next season, and he would have accepted in the summer of 2019 that his England career was over, he may not get the farewell he and all Harlequins fans would want.The flanker is set to join Rugby United New York at the end of the season, but after making over 250 appearances for the London club since his debut in 2005, and after captaining them to their greatest victories, he may not go out in a blaze of glory.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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USDA; Climate Change May Increase the Cost of Federal Crop Insurance

first_img By NAFB News Service – Dec 29, 2019 SHARE SHARE USDA; Climate Change May Increase the Cost of Federal Crop Insurance Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter The USDA’s Economic Research Service looked into the ways that climate change could affect the cost of the Federal Crop Insurance Program.Researchers worked with statistical models to predict crop yields from historical weather data. They used weather simulations from climate models to build scenarios showing how yields might respond to climate change.Economic models then simulated how farmers and markets might respond to changes in weather and yield. The study explored the potential impacts in the year 2080. It compared climate scenarios arising from different projections of greenhouse gas emissions levels to a hypothetical future with a climate similar to that of the past several decades.Under that scenario with moderate emissions reductions, in which farmers adapt to changes in climate with adjustments to what they plant, where they plant it, and how they manage it, the cost of today’s Federal Crop Insurance Program would average about 3.5 percent higher than under a future with a climate similar to that of the recent past.Under the scenario in which emissions trends continue, the cost of the FCIP would increase by an average of 22 percent. Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA; Climate Change May Increase the Cost of Federal Crop Insurance Previous articleSkepticism Remains Over China’s Ag PurchasesNext articleTen Signs of Farm Financial Stress to Watch NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Revamped enrollment process confuses some students

first_imgTCU cancels offer to trade tickets for canned food Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin Grace Amisshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-amiss/ Twitter + posts Grace Amisshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-amiss/ Flu activity remains high in Texas Grace Amiss Previous articleWomen’s basketball hungry for NCAA tournament appearanceNext articleWhat we’re reading: Trump, homelessness, McDonald’s, O’Rourke Grace Amiss RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Grace Amisshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-amiss/center_img ReddIt Language barriers remain in TCU’s alert system World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution printAs the spring semester approaches and enrollment for next semester begins, some students have run into trouble trying to sign up for classes. MyTCU has undergone a plethora of changes over the past couple of years. The tweaks range from simple design changes to complete reboots of certain aspects of the site. However, the alteration of the “enrollment tab” has left some students who are in the thick of signing up for classes in the dark.“No students really knew it had switched over and that it was all new,” said Alden Schneider, a senior business marketing and graphic design double major. “[Signing up] was different than years past and the system looked completely different.”The update to the enrollment tab has been in “test mode” for the past two months and was officially rolled out three weeks ago. Students in the Honors College are the first round of Frogs to sign up for classes, followed by the general student body a few days after. Some students who signed up Monday ran into a variety of inconveniences such as buffering, trouble with transferred credits and overall confusion. TCU’s registrar’s office is working tirelessly to prevent these problems as enrollment dates quickly approach. Vanessa Lanzarotti, the associate registrar, said her office heard from about 20 students who were having trouble with the new system.“This was not the outcome we wanted and I apologize for the inconvenience,” Lanzarotti said. “Nov. 4 is the heaviest traffic day of advanced registration. By noon, we weren’t hearing of any more issues and don’t expect to see any more throughout advance registration.”For graduating seniors, enrolling for their last semester can be emotional – the differences in the platform add additional stress to what can already be a nerve-wracking process. Although Maddie Posz, a senior psychology major, had one of the earlier enrollment slots, she was still nervous the classes she wanted to take would reach capacity before she could sign up. “Enrolling always makes me a little nervous,” Posz said. “I have enrolled the same way for the last seven semesters. I also had no clue it would be different until I was trying to enroll – for it to suddenly be different was frustrating.” Unlike years past where the student could enroll all of their classes in one swoop, Posz – alongside others – had to sign up for each class one by one. “I was used to enrolling by going into the shopping cart, adding classes and then enrolling from there,” Posz said. “But when I went to the shopping cart page this morning it said ‘shopping cart isn’t available or is empty’ so I had no clue how I was supposed to enroll.”The registrar’s office provides resources in hopes of clearing up confusion, but some students still are unclear on how to best navigate the site. Students can enroll through the Purple Schedule Builder by compiling their desired courses, clicking “get this schedule” and ultimately “do actions.”“I had friends that didn’t get courses they needed because they didn’t know how to use the new system and the class filled before they could enroll,” Schneider said. “Getting into specific classes is all about how quickly you can enroll and it makes it that much more difficult to get your class if you’ve never been shown how to use the new platform.”But much like any new product, problems are bound to arise. Now, Lanzarotti and the rest of the registrar’s office feel better prepared to deal with them.“For students who had pre-loaded their shopping cart, it took too long for the enroll button to appear,” Lanzarotti said. “That will be the first place we look to improve the process, as this didn’t show up as an issue in our testing.” The first day of scheduled enrollment appointments for Spring 2020 began Nov. 4 and lasts until Jan. 17, which is the last day to enroll or change classes. Grace Amiss is a senior journalism major and managing editor for TCU360. When she is not reporting she is most likely raving about her golden retriever or taking a spin class. Grace is currently writing about student life at TCU, so feel free to drop her a line if you come across a story you feel is worth sharing! 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Journalist killed as gunmen attack plane at Papua province airport

first_imgNews Melanesia: Facebook algorithms censor article about press freedom in West Papua News Follow the news on Indonesia IndonesiaAsia – Pacific Photo by: Agus FakaubunThe news website westpapuamedia.info quoted the head of public relations for the Papua police, Commander Yohanes Nugroho Wicaksono, as saying the gunmen were hiding in the hills 50 metres from the airport. It said police had not yet been able to identify the perpetrators or the type of guns they used.According to military intelligence, the separatist group Free Papua Movement(Organisasi Papua Merdeka, or OPM, in Indonesian) was behind the attack,while local police said they had no information about the identity of the attackers.Indonesia is ranked 146th of 179 countries in the 2011-2012 world press freedomindex compiled by Reporters Without Borders. RSF_en News Help by sharing this information August 21, 2020 Find out more Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Organisation Receive email alerts August 12, 2020 Find out more November 19, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders offers its condolences to the family and friends ofLeiron Kogoya, a journalist with the newspapers Pasific Post and Papua Pos Nabire, part of the Pacific Post group, who was killed in an attack by gunmen on a plane at Mulia airport in the province of Papua three days ago.“Although the journalist did not appear to be the target of the attack, it illustratesthe insecurity that prevails in the region, where at least two other journalists werekilled late last year,” the press freedom organization said.“Covering the Papua region is highly risky for journalists. Leiron Kogoya wasamong those courageous reporters who strive to keep the world informed aboutthe region, which has been the scene of violent clashes. Our thoughts go out tohis family and friends.”“We expect the authorities to shed light on the attack. Contradictory informationabout the identity of those behind the shooting said to have been provided bysecurity forces to journalists indicates that an independent investigation must becarried out as soon as possible.”The plane, a Twin Otter of the Indonesian airline Trigana Air, landed at Muliaat about 8 am when at least five gunmen opened fire. The pilot and co-pilot,who were both hit, lost control of the aircraft, which then crashed into one of theterminal buildings. Four people were wounded. Kogoya, was fatally shot in theneck.The 35-year-old reporter was flying to Mulia in the Puncak Jaya district to coverlocal elections in the provincial capital, Jayapura. to go further IndonesiaAsia – Pacific April 11, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist killed as gunmen attack plane at Papua province airport News On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabialast_img read more

BFA students learn lessons in giving

first_imgLatest Stories “All of these activities are excellent opportunities for our students to learn lessons in giving, sacrifice and service, all of which are so important to young leaders,” Whitaker said. “Thanks to the Pike County Board of Education and Dr. Mark Bazzell, superintendent, many children in Pike County are afforded the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree along with these valuable life experiences and all while in high school.” In addition to Whitaker and several teachers, Sara Wilson, the lunchroom manager, takes the lead in the kitchen. “It really becomes a school-wide effort,” Whitaker said.Sonmor has also coordinated with the Pike County Elementary School and the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library for academy students to meet and tutor elementary students in the afternoon at the library. Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Print Article Published 3:00 am Wednesday, December 28, 2016 You Might Like LIGHTING THE WORLD: LDS initiative celebrates Christ’s birth The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ “Light the World” Christmas initiative is a global effort celebrating the birth… read morecenter_img Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… In addition to taking college classes, working in the school-based branch of First National Bank and completing a summer internship between their junior and senior years, the students enrolled in the Business Finance Academy at Pike County High School, also must complete 60 hours of community service.Pike County High School Assistant Principal Shondra Whitaker said during the Christmas season, Jon Sonmor, academy director, worked with the Pike County Salvation Army to make plans for the academy students to ring the bell for the Red Kettle in Brundidge and Troy. He also worked with Kelly Sanders, coordinator of the Turkeys from Heaven program in Troy, to provide desserts for 50 of the meals the program delivered.“Thanks to a grant from Thrivent, Mr. Sonmor was able to purchase the ingredients to make 50 pumpkin pies for the meals,” Whitaker said. “This was the third year the academy students have met during the Christmas break to bake pies for Turkeys from Heaven. Each year the students have increased the number of pies baked. Next year’s goal is 75.” By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content BFA students learn lessons in givinglast_img read more

Brundidge council extends budget process

first_img You Might Like By The Penny Hoarder The Brundidge City Council met Tuesday night to take care of several budget-related items including a FY2020 Budget Amendment and the continuance of the FY2020 budget.Linda Faust, city clerk, reviewed the FY2020 Budget Amendment with the mayor and council. After Faust’s presentation, the council approved the amendment as presented. The  council also approved the continuance of the FY2020 budget until the FY2021 budget is completed and approved. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Brundidge council extends budget process By Jaine Treadwell Skip Published 10:16 pm Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Local artists share talents for ‘Bowls’ event About eleven years ago, clay artists,  Larry Percy and Marion Parker, and Kim May, director of the Pike County Salvation… read more Latest Storiescenter_img Faust reviewed the FY2020 July financials which showed the city is in good financial status through July 2020, she said.Due to the Brundidge Municipal runoff election on October 6, the council voted to move the council meeting schedule for that day from 6 p.m.  until 5 p.m. The mayor’s position and the council seats in District 1 and District 2 are on the ballot. The Brundidge Municipal runoff election will be from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6, at Brundidge Station/ Robert E. Barr Nutrition Center. An ID is required to vote.The Brundidge City Council meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Brundidge City Hall.  An exception will be the municipal runoff when the council will meet a 5 p.m. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Incumbent Mayor Isabell  Boyd is facing former Brundidge mayor Jimmy Ramage. Incumbet Council Member Betty Baxter is facing Douglas Holland and incumbent Michelle Griffin is facing Latisher Hall. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more