Ramandeep Singh Returns For FIH Men’s Series Finals

first_imgNew Delhi: Hockey India on Tuesday named the 18-member squad for the FIH Men’s Series Finals to be held in Bhubaneswar from June 6. The Indian team will be led by Manpreet Singh who will have Birendra Lakra as his deputy. Experienced goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh and Krishan B. Pathak will defend India’s goalpost while Harmanpreet Singh, Birendra Lakra, Surender Kumar, Varun Kumar, Amit Rohidas and Gurinder Singh will add to India’s might in the backline.A notable addition in the squad is that of forward Ramandeep Singh who returns having recovered from a knee injury that kept him out of action for nine months. Singh last wore the India colours at the Champions Trophy in Breda last year. He had since been out of action due to a knee injury. Ramandeep will join Mandeep Singh, Gursahibjit Singh, Simranjeet Singh and Akashdeep Singh to form India’s attack.The mid-field will see Manpreet play a key role along with youngsters Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Sumit and Nilakanta Sharma. IANS Also Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

California provides healthcare for illegal migrants under 25

first_imgCalifornia taxpayers will now be paying for healthcare for illegal immigrants under the age of 25.Governor Gavin Newsom signed the legislation Tuesday, as state officials expect the plan to cover about ninety thousand people at the cost of 98-million-dollars.The new plan will only apply to people with incomes low enough to qualify for Medicaid and will go into effect in 2020.California law already provides healthcare to children 18 and younger, regardless of their immigration status.The move comes as the Trump administration continues its efforts to crack down on illegal immigration.Governor Gavin said Tuesday that California is the most “Un-Trump” state in the nation “when it comes to health policy.”last_img

Warriors fatigue? No NBA Awards finalists for Golden State

first_imgThe Western Conference’s top team didn’t have a top-three player, rookie, defender, coach or reserve this season, according to the panel that determines finalists for the NBA Awards.The Warriors were shut out of the finalists groupings, which were determined by media across the league, the NBA announced Friday.The three candidates for most valuable player are Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Thunder forward Paul George and last year’s winner, Rockets guard James Harden.Steph Curry and …last_img

A parent’s guide to schooling

first_imgAt what age must my child enter school? What if I can’t afford the school fees? Are teachers allowed to smack my child? What if my child has special educational needs? Can I educate my child at home? We give you the answers, and more, to frequent questions about South Africa’s schooling system.We give you the answers, and more, to frequent questions about South Africa’s schooling system. (Image: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterClick on the question to read the answer.What are the South African government’s responsibilities regarding education?At what age must my child start school?What are the grades in South African schools?What documents do I have to supply to admit my child to a school?Can my child attend any public school?How do I go about finding the right school?What can I expect to pay?Can a school take legal action against me if I don’t pay my child’s school fees?But what if I can’t afford to pay school fees?Can a school refuse to admit my child if I haven’t paid school fees?Can a school refuse to admit my child for any other reason?What if I’m still having trouble getting my child into a school?Are teachers allowed to hit my child?How large will my child’s class be?Is learning computer-based?Will my child have access to sporting and other facilities?Will tuition be in English?What if my child has special educational needs?Do parents have a say in the running of their children’s school?Are school uniforms compulsory?Are children allowed to wear religious dress to school?How long are the school holidays?Can I home school in South Africa?Useful documents What are the South African government’s responsibilities regarding education?Section 29 (1) of South Africa’s Constitution reads: “Everyone has the right to a basic education, including adult basic education; and to further education, which the state, through reasonable measures, must make progressively available and accessible.”According to the South African Schools Act of 1996, schooling is compulsory for all South Africans from the age of six (grade 1) to the age of 15, or the completion of grade 9.At what age may my child start school?The age of a child entering grade 1 is age five turning six by 30 June in the year of admission. For grade 0 (otherwise known as grade R – the reception year), the age is four turning five by 30 June in the year of admission.If parents feel their children are not yet ready for school, they are allowed to admit them at an older age – five turning six for grade 0, and six turning seven for grade 1.Many schools conduct school-readiness tests to determine if a later admission would be in the child’s best interests.What are the grades in South African schools?Schooling runs from grade 0 (the reception year also known as grade R) through to grade 12 (known as matric). Grades 1 to 9 are compulsory and are classified as General Education and Training. Grades 10 to 12 are considered to be Further Education and Training.Grade 12 is the year of matriculation, which is required (with certain minimum conditions) for tertiary education. Some private schools also offer a post-matric “sixth form” year which allows students to sit for A-level examinations.What documents do I have to supply to admit my child to a school?For public schools, the only documents parents are required to supply when applying to admit their child to school are:The child’s birth certificate;The child’s immunisation card; and,The child’s transfer card or last school report, if the child has already been to another school.A child may be registered provisionally if these documents are not immediately available, and the parents must be given a reasonable time to submit them.If you are not a South African citizen, you should also include a copy of your study permit or your temporary or permanent residence permit. If you do not yet have a permit, you will need to submit evidence that you have applied for permission to stay in South Africa.It is the responsibility of every parent (or guardian) to ensure that:Their children are registered for the following year, well before the end of the current school year;Their children attend school regularly; and,All children between the ages six and 15 years attend school.Can my child attend any public school?A parent may register his or her child at any public school, if there are vacancies.Most schools have established so-called feeder zones, the area the school favours when admitting students. The order of preference for admission to schools generally is:Children whose parents live in the school’s feeder zone – this includes parents who live at their place of work, such as domestic workers;Children whose parents work in the feeder zone; and,The rest are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, and may be placed on a waiting list.However, the provincial departments of education are obliged to find a place in school for every learner. The feeder zone system does not apply to private or independent schools, which have their own admission requirements.How do I go about finding the right school?For state schools, contact the provincial department of education, which keeps a comprehensive list of all registered schools. Most provincial departments have searchable school databases on their websites – see the list in the box on the right.For private schools contact the Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa for its list.What can I expect to pay?Many of our state-aided schools – which receive a state subsidy as well as fees from parents – are on a par with private schools at a fraction of the price. A good state-aided school, offering smallish class sizes (about 25-odd) – generally the former Model C schools – may cost R8 000 to R20 000 per year compared with a private school, costing about R30 000 to R70 000 per year – excluding boarding, which could cost an extra R50 000 a year.Some 80% of South Africa’s school pupils don’t pay fees. Fees are paid at about 5 000 of the 25 000 schools. At primary school, fees are about R1 000 a month; at secondary school fees are about R2 300 a month, depending on the school.State funding is organised on a quintile system, in which schools are divided into five categories according to the poverty levels in the areas they serve. Poorer schools are given larger state subsidies, and so have lower school fees, while wealthier schools are given smaller subsidies, and so have higher fees.In the poorest areas of all, parents are completely exempt from paying school fees. These schools are called no-fee schools that receive all their required funding from the government. For the first three quintile groups, the government’s allocation for schools per child is R1 116. In quintile four, R559 is paid per child, and for quintile five the allocation is R193.No-fee schools will be published in the Provincial Gazette and the criteria to determine no-fee schools will be based on the economic level of the community around the school.In January 2015, it was reported that the most expensive private school in South Africa was Hilton College in KwaZulu-Natal. Pupils who board at this school each pay R219 500 per year.Like most private schools, Hilton College’s annual increase for school fees in 2015 from 2014, was 5%. Other expensive private schools, such as Treverton College in KwaZulu-Natal, cost R72&nsbp;800 annually per pupil, boarders at the school pay R149 800 annually.Can a school take legal action against me if I don’t pay my child’s school fees?Yes; in terms of the Schools Act, parents have a legal obligation to pay public school fees, as determined by the school governing body.But this action can only be taken if the fee-exemption criteria have been applied, and the parent still found to be liable for – in other words, can afford to pay – the fees. This obviously excludes no-fee schools, and orphans are exempt from school fees.But what if I can’t afford to pay school fees?At all public schools, parents may apply for a reduction in or even exemption from school fees. If both parents’ annual earnings are less than 10 times the yearly school fees (before tax), the child qualifies for a full fee exemption. Partial exemptions can also be made for parents with financial problems. This generally requires some kind of proof of income.Schools are encouraged to form a school fees committee, which should assist parents in applying for exemption. Forms for fee exemption should be available at the school office; otherwise contact your provincial department of education.Can a school refuse to admit my child if I haven’t paid school fees?No; in terms of the Schools Act, no student may be refused admission to a public school on the grounds that his or her parent or caregiver is unable to pay, or has not paid, school fees.It is also illegal for a school to refuse to allow a child to take part in the school’s sporting, cultural or social activities – such as the matric dance – on the grounds that fees have not been paid, or to retain the child’s report.Can a school refuse to admit my child for any other reason?No, the school may not, unless the child has already been expelled from that particular school. All schools must admit students without discrimination of any kind. Schools may not administer tests or use pre-school experience or language as reasons not to enrol a child. Admission may not be refused because parents or guardians:Are unable to pay, or haven’t paid, school fees;Do not subscribe to the school’s mission statement;Have refused to sign an indemnity contract; or,Are unable to afford all or part of the school uniform.What if I’m still having trouble getting my child into a school?Call the Department of Basic Education’s toll-free hotline on 0800 202 933, contact your provincial education department, or contact the Education Rights Project.Are teachers allowed to hit or cane my child?No; the Schools Act outlaws corporal punishment. Any teacher administering physical punishment faces prosecution for assault, and may be fined or even jailed.Corporal or physical punishment can take many forms, including hitting with a hand or an object such as a cane, belt, whip, shoe or ruler, slapping, kicking, shaking, burning, pinching or pulling hair, forcing someone to stand in an uncomfortable and undignified position, denying or restricting someone’s use of the toilet, denying meals, drink, heat and shelter as a form of punishment, or forcing someone to do excessive exercise.How large will my child’s class be?There is usually some correlation between class size and fees. At the state- aided schools where parents pay for extra teachers by way of school fees, and at the more expensive private schools, the maximum number of pupils is usually about 30. At poorer schools this is often higher, with as many as 40 to 50 children in a classroom.Is learning at schools computer-based?This depends on a particular school’s resources. Most private and state-aided schools have well-stocked computer or media centres, and increasing numbers have computers in every classroom. There are several government and private initiatives to get the rest – most schools in townships and rural areas – online within the next few years.For more information on schools online, see School Net.Will my child have access to sporting and other facilities?While schools in poor areas are sorely under-resourced when it comes to sports fields and other facilities, most schools in the suburbs have good to excellent sporting facilities. Space is seldom a constraint in South Africa, and a growing number of schools boast state-of-the-art Astroturf hockey fields, indoor gyms, squash courts and swimming pools.The emphasis on sport depends largely on the school, but – given that sport is a national preoccupation – most schools devote substantial amounts of time to it. In fact, under the new curriculum introduced in 2012, sport is included in the school day, aiming to ensure all children have the opportunity to participate.Other facilities such as music rooms, theatres and art centres depend largely on the particular bent of the school and on its financial resources. Most state-aided schools offer a range of curricular and extramural choices in the arts.Will tuition be in English?It is compulsory to do a home language, which is the language of learning and teaching, and an additional language from grade 1. These are set by the school governing body (see below), and are not necessarily the language spoken at home by the majority of learners.While research shows that learners who are taught in their mother tongue perform better, most schools choose to teach in English because of parent perception that it will benefit their children. From grade 4 onwards, learners are encouraged to switch to English.If you want a new language to be introduced to your preferred school, you must get at least 35 parents together who want this option. You must then see the principal and school governing body as a delegation.My daughter has special learning needs. Do regular schools have remedial programmes, or must she go to a special school?It depends on the severity of the problem and on how well-resourced the school is. In 2010, there were 104 633 children in 423 public special needs schools. There are also private schools for children with severe remedial problems or disabilities.South Africa has a policy of inclusive education, which includes various models to integrate special-needs children into ordinary schools. However, a lack of resources and infrastructure have meant that this policy has been slow to implement and children who have been mainstreamed don’t always get the special education they need.Some of the better-off schools, both state-aided and private, offer remedial education in one form or another. They employ remedial teachers and run small remedial classes alongside regular classes.Do parents have a say in the running of their children’s school?Definitely; national policy on state schools requires that the school governing body (SGB) – made up of management, teachers, learners (at high school) and parents (51%) – plays a large part in how the school is run, within a national framework.Dynamic SGBs capable of raising funds and offering diverse skills to their schools have managed to turn them into thriving centres of excellence. On the downside, where parents are uneducated and poor, the SGBs are hamstrung from the start. Also, many children go to school miles from home, making it difficult for parents to get involved.At private schools, parental involvement depends largely on the nature of the school.Are school uniforms compulsory?Yes; they are compulsory in all state schools and most private schools.Are children allowed to wear religious dress to school?In terms of the Constitution, learners may not be prohibited from wearing particular attire – such as yarmulkes and headscarves – to school. Schools are encouraged to have uniform policies that accommodate learners’ religious beliefs.How long are the school holidays?State schools follow the four-term system, while most private schools have three longer terms. At state schools, students are on holiday for two to three weeks between each term (except after the third term, when the break is usually 10 days) and for about five weeks in December and January, at the end of the school year.At private schools, the holidays are usually about a month between each of the three school terms, with a longer holiday, also usually about five weeks, at the end of the year.Download the public school calendar from the learners page on the Department of Basic Education’s website.Can I home school in South Africa?There’s a growing trend worldwide towards home schooling and South Africa is no exception, with thousands of families opting to home school their children, for a variety of reasons. Some parents are keen to give their children religious or individualised tuition which they won’t receive at school; others want to avoid the institutional nature of school life.For those who wish to send their children to private schools but cannot afford to, home schooling is a cheaper alternative. Several home schooling associations are on hand to help those who choose to go this route.Although home schooling is legal in South Africa, it is not actively encouraged by the government: permission must first be sought from provincial authorities, and various requirements must be met, such as the provision of a weekly timetable and a learning programme.See the Department of Basic Education website for details on home schooling requirements.Useful documentsFollow these links to download the following documents:The South African Schools Acts (1996)The Rights and Responsibilities of Parents, Learners and Public Schools (2005)The Education Rights Project has a range of online information regarding the rights of students and parents, from school fees to admissions, HIV/Aids, teenage pregnancy and more.Updated October 2015Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Geocaching Employee Spotlight: Tom, Veep of Marketing & Merch

first_imgThis is part of a series of blog posts shining a spotlight on the people of Geocaching HQ. We hope to show you the “geo-who” behind the “geo-what”. 🙂What is your name?Tom PhillipsTom skiingYeah, but what’s your Username?VIATRUHow did you come up with your username?When I first moved to Seattle back in 2000, I worked on a wonderful start up business called World2market. We used the internet to create a global marketplace for third world artisans. It was an amazing project and along the way we considered other company names. One was VIATRU.What is your job title?I am the VP of Marketing and Merchandise here at Geocaching HQTom and one of Geocaching’s little buddies – StumpyWhat does your job title actually mean? In other words, how do you explain what you do to someone that has no idea what you do?I am very privileged to have the opportunity to serve the geocaching community in two ways. 1) I work with our merchandise team to make sure geocachers around the world can find the physical products they need to create, share and enjoy the game of geocaching. 2) I work with our marketing team to make sure the geocaching community stays connected and informed with what’s going on both here at HQ and around the world.Tom (upper right) with come of the Geocaching HQ crew on a team outingTell us about your geocaching style (exotic locations / quality over quantity)?I am definitely an explorer when it comes to Geocaching. I love geocaches that take me somewhere new or challenge me with a new experience. Geocaching has taken me into caves, up trees and into the woods in the middle of the night. I love this stuff!! What’s something that surprises you about geocaching – whether it’s the game itself, working at headquarters, or anything else?From the day I was first introduced to geocaching back in 2004, I have been both inspired and amazed by the enthusiasm, support, creativity and endless imagination of geocachers around the world.Treasure TrackersWhat’s the best piece of geocaching advice or information you ever learned?Three simple words, “Let’s go Geocaching”. I said yes and 12 years later I’m still having a blast!!!Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGeocaching HQ Employee Spotlight: Senior Software Developer, Dave (Wilson)May 8, 2016In “Community”Geocaching Employee Spotlight: Product Owner & Avid Geocacher, Ben HewittMarch 13, 2016In “Community”Inside Geocaching HQ Podcast Transcript (Episode 18): Geocaching Map/Search, Adventure Lab app, plus nostalgia!December 20, 2018In “Community”last_img read more

U.S.-Made Plaster Product Line Launches in China

first_imgGBA added American Clay’s earth plaster to its product guide a couple days ago, citing the product’s U.S.-sourced materials, pre-consumer recycled content, and release of minimal pollutants.Beyond the greenness, flexibility, and durability of its plaster, though, is an international dimension to the American Clay enterprise: it is exporting to Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Antigua, Thailand, and, as the company announced last month, China.Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, American Clay makes its plaster compounds from clay, aggregates (including post-industrial recycled marble dust), nontoxic mineral pigments, and boric acid mold inhibitor. Its veneers, which are applied in a thickness of about 3/32 in. (approximately the thickness of two credit cards), are intended for residential and commercial interiors. A key feature is that, unlike concrete, gypsum, marble, lime, and decorative acrylic plasters, American Clay is designed to breathe and remain flexible.Long working time, little wasteIf left unsealed, American Clay plaster has a very long working time – up to several days, the company says – during which it can be rewet and reworked, and excess plaster can be broken up and rehydrated. The clay can be applied over painted or sealed surfaces or gypsum plasters, and, with appropriate preparation, over wallboard with joint compound, brick, concrete block, and most other surfaces.American Clay decided to export to China after the company’s earth plaster finish received a patent in February and a visit to the country and demonstration there by company cofounder and CEO Croft Elsaesser attracted significant interest. The company says its target audience in China is its burgeoning middle class, which is paying more attention to interior aesthetics and even ecological issues such as climate change. Best of all, the middle class has money to pay for home improvements.In the U.S., the cost of American Clay finishes (there are four) varies with the region of the country and scale of the project, but in very broad terms, the company says, prices may range from $2.25 to $9 per square foot, materials and labor included. Excluding labor, product prices range from 80 cents to $1.15 per square foot of wall space.last_img read more

‘Fadnavis is a symbol of all things wrong with the BJP’

first_imgHailing from a family of staunch Congress supporters, Ashish Deshmukh’s decision to contest the 2014 Assembly polls as a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate came as a surprise to many. However he could not adjust to the party and resigned as MLA to return to the Congress before the Lok Sabha polls this year. Though he did not contest those elections, and his Assembly seat went to NCP, the young politician was asked to take on Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in Nagpur South West, considered as one of the most difficult seats for the Congress. He tells The Hindu why he feels this is the best opportunity for him, how the CM could not perform despite his five-year mandate, and why senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari is close to him.You are battling one of the toughest battles in the State. What are you telling the voters of Nagpur?Devendra Fadnavis closed down his residence in Nagpur and went to Mumbai five years ago. He has lost touch with the people and is considered an outsider. People here feel neglected. He has lost affection for the city. In last five years as Chief Minister he could not open a single manufacturing unit or big industry in Nagpur. Employment generation is zero. Then what is the use of having a Chief Minister from the city? The economic slowdown has affected existing industries where retrenchment is happening. There is anger against Chief Minister’s policies.Devendra Fadnavis however claims to have brought development to the city. What is your response?He is talking about Nagpur Metro or concrete roads. Did anyone ask for Metro in Nagpur? Where exactly does he want people to go in this Metro? The city already had good roads. Is this the development that a Chief Minister should be talking about? These projects have emptied government treasury. From national level to the State, such wrong policies of the government are putting financial burden on government, banks and ultimately on common people. Maharashtra happened to be the driving force behind country’s growth but now it is in a shambles. Mr. Fadnavis is to be blamed for this. My allegation is that he or the BJP is not at all working to bring prosperity, jobs and wealth in Vidarbha. You quit the BJP at a time when party is at the prime of its performance. Do you ever feel that it was a wrong decision?No. I understand that this is an ideological battle. Nagpur has always been with Gandhi and Ambedkar, never with Hegdewar or Golwalkar. I quit BJP because it is a party of loudmouths who do no work. Congress could not have given me better opportunity. The party is in my blood. Mr. Fadnavis is a symbol of all things wrong with the BJP and I will defeat him.But he has emerged as the strongest leader in the party, be it Nagpur or Maharashtra.That’s the difference between him and leaders like Nitin Gadkari. Mr. Gadkari kept cordial relations with all. On the contrary Mr. Fadnavis was aloof and kept himself busy in enlarging his own image. He will remain alone after elections as he will be defeated. He worked on isolating Mr. Gadkari, (Vinod) Tawde or Chandrashekhar Bawankule. It is going to have a strong reaction from the community that was traditionally with the BJP. While traditional Congress voters are with me, Mr. Fadnavis is going to face troubles due to ongoing Save Merit Save Nation movement.Do you have cordial relations with Nitin Gadkari?Of course. He is the one who helped me in politics. In 2014, I was one of the leading MLAs who made a demand to make him Chief Minister. Everybody knows it. I am sure that he will have his good wishes for me in this election.What is the reason that the issue of separate Vidarbha is missing from this election?I always worked in favour of this demand. I sat on fasts, arranged protests. I felt that BJP is positive on this. But they took no steps in the last five years. They are anti-Vidarbha. CM, while in opposition had moved a Private Member’s Bill for a separate Vidarbha seven times. He too protested, and approached the Centre. But when he was appointed as head of State, he became a Mumbaikar and forgot about Vidarbha. He says he will wait for the right time. I think, it is time to make him sit at home.Nagpur Congress is infested with infighting and groupism. Is the party able to set aside differences and work as a unit?The party is united from Delhi to every gully. We are all working together without any problem. But when a party like BJP which worked for five years only for collecting money is against you, it is obvious that the money will be used for elections. But it is the people who have decided to throw the BJP out.last_img read more

Cavaliers didn’t want Warriors celebrating in Cleveland

first_imgCleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) argues with Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green (23) and Kevin Durant (35) during the second half of Game 4 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Cleveland, Friday, June 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)Talk from the Golden State Warriors about popping champagne corks and celebrating an NBA title on Cleveland’s court for the second time in three seasons inspired Kyrie Irving to do something to prevent it.Irving scored 40 points and LeBron James added 31 with 11 assists and 10 rebounds to power the Cavaliers over Golden State 137-116 Friday, averting what would have been a historic win and NBA Finals sweep for the Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Warriors’ Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco READ: Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1“I think it came from Draymond (Green, a Warriors forward), which is OK, that’s Dray anyway.”James shrugged off unbeaten runs and celebration talk and just kept his mind on the moment.“I didn’t stress anything besides just live in the moment,” he said. “We have a great opportunity to give ourself another opportunity to keep going. We came out and this was as close to a 48-minute game as we played in the post-season. It was big for us.”Irving said he scans social media for such slights as premature celebration talk.READ: Warriors’ Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco “We’re in the finals. Everything is accessible. Social media is everywhere. It raises the bar, especially the attention that goes on with it,” Irving said.“So we see everything. I’ll be sitting up here lying saying that I didn’t see it. But I relish in that challenge. I know my teammates do as well. Definitely heard the chatter.”Curry said the Warriors will be ready to answer the Cavaliers raising their game.READ: LeBron’s legacy assured but Jordan’s might glow brighter “We got to find our edge and respond,” Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. “So all that chatter and stuff is neither here nor there. It’s whatever you need to get yourself ready to play.”Green warned that extra motivation is little help at this stage.“Winning a championship is enough motivation. All the antics and stuff don’t really matter. That’s water under the bridge,” Green said. “If you need extra motivation to go close out in five, you’re screwed, because that won’t be enough motivation.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “And you give us a day in between and we were ready to come out. Especially me, because that taste wouldn’t have been the same if we would have lost tonight and they would have celebrated on our home floor. So I’ll just leave that at that.”READ: Durant, Warriors rally to beat Cavs for 3-0 leadIrving hit 15-of-27 shots from the floor, going 7-of-12 from 3-point range to set the pace for a finals record 24 3-points on 45 attempts.But it was his extra motivation that caught the notice of James.“I didn’t hear it, but some of the other guys heard it and told me that they wanted to celebrate on our floor once again and they wanted to spray champagne in our locker rooms,” James said.ADVERTISEMENT Golden State still leads the best-of-seven title series 3-1 and can claim the trophy at home on Monday. But the loss snapped the Warriors’ NBA-record 15-game playoff win streak and denied them the league’s first unbeaten playoff run.READ: Cavs avoid elimination, overpower Warriors in Game 4FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“You hear some chatter going on throughout the Warriors locker room in terms of them trying to end it here, and it was another do-or-die game for us, and we had to leave it all out there,” Irving said.“It’s part of the game, I understand that. But we knew what we were faced with. Then you add some chatter in there, and that adds some extra motivation. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken LATEST STORIES What ‘missteps’? 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire View commentslast_img read more

Easier Access to Courts for the Disabled

first_img Building design plans are to be developed in the upcoming fiscal year to allow members of the disabled community easier access to the island’s courts. Additionally, a portion of the sum will go towards the implementation of 10 technical assistance contracts, including some not yet developed and six already contracted out, for which the procurement process has started. Building design plans are to be developed in the upcoming fiscal year to allow members of the disabled community easier access to the island’s courts.This is to be carried out under the Technical Cooperation Facility V project, for which a sum of $78.5 million has been allotted in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure.The funds will also be used to engage the services of a Public Finance Management consultant, as well as an Engineer for the Programme for Reduction of Maternal and Child Mortality (PROMAC). The money will also assist with a population policy consultancy and development of a strategic plan for the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).Additionally, a portion of the sum will go towards the implementation of 10 technical assistance contracts, including some not yet developed and six already contracted out, for which the procurement process has started.It will also assist with the training of public-sector officials and non-State actors involved in the Government of Jamaica-European Union (GOJ-EU) Cooperation Programme, in European Commission development, sector policies, and the application of EU procedure. Another sum will support the continued participation of public-sector officials and non-State actors in international seminars and conferences.Under the project, to date, consultants have been engaged to assist the justice sector and the Public Finance Reform Programme, and a State of the Environment Report has been prepared.Support has also been provided for the participation of public-sector officials and non-State actors in several conferences, seminars and trainings.These included seminars on tourism in protected areas, disruptive technologies for the public sector, tax crimes and fraud; the UN Oceans Conference; International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank meetings; International Forestry conference; International Association of Prosecutors conference and meetings; Climate Investment Fund meeting; and the Global Forum on Remittances.The project, which is being implemented by the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), with funding support from the EU, is scheduled to end in November 2020. The funds will also be used to engage the services of a Public Finance Management consultant, as well as an Engineer for the Programme for Reduction of Maternal and Child Mortality (PROMAC). The money will also assist with a population policy consultancy and development of a strategic plan for the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI). Story Highlightslast_img read more