College Prep

first_imgWhile it’s hard to imagine middle schoolers living on their own or heading off to college, students need to begin to think about their future education and career goals when they’re in middle school.Parents should begin asking their children about their intended career paths, interests and postsecondary education aspirations before they transition into high school, according to Breanna Coursey, CAES director of student and employer engagement.“There’s really no way to know what you want to do unless you’ve had experience,” Coursey said. “Although middle school seems early to be making decisions about the future, there are numerous things students can begin doing at this age that will help them navigate their options.”Coursey suggests students participate in educational programs or other activities during the summer. Students are better able to navigate the process of deciding what they want to do in the future if they’re active in the community and gain experience by “getting their hands dirty,” she said.Unfortunately, students tend to be very shy at that age and don’t always want to try new experiences that take them out of their comfort zones, she said. Convincing 12-, 13- and 14-year-olds to think about their future when it  seems so far away is another challenge for parents and academic professionals. Coursey, a former Oconee County, Georgia, middle school teacher, believes it’s important for parents and guardians to help their children formulate a game plan as they think through their high school pursuits and course schedule.“It’s helpful to have parents who are supportive and encourage their children to try new things, even things they may think they won’t like. Sometimes it’s as important to know what you don’t want to do as it is what you do want to do,” Coursey said.Georgia middle schools expose students to occupations that encompass different skill sets. Jamie Wise, a Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) teacher at Eighth Street Middle School in Tifton, Georgia, says students at her school take field trips to places like the fire department, Publix and the WALB TV station in Albany, Georgia.“The kids see real people who are from their area and learn how they got there. Then, when I have somebody like Katie (Murray) come in, the children are like, ‘OK, so this is the way I actually get there,’” Wise said. Murray, the student recruiter on the UGA Tifton campus, speaks during College Days at Eighth Street Middle School and Pelham City Middle School in Pelham, Georgia. She speaks to seventh- and eighth-graders about the many career options available and how they can prepare for a possible future at UGA.Mandy Marable, a UGA Cooperative Extension 4-H specialist, believes 4-H provides students with an opportunity to discover their interests them through 4-H Project Achievement. It is one of Georgia 4-H’s four core programs. Students in fourth through eighth grade pick a topic of interest, research it, write about it and present what they learned. The students compete in their county for a chance to advance to the district, state and national levels.Marable has seen firsthand the impact of 4-H Project Achievement. Her son, Jack Durham, a middle school student, participates in the program.“Is he ready to determine his career track? Not necessarily,” Marable said. “But he does know, based on his 4-H project work in the past, that he enjoys learning about agriculture in our state, and he also really enjoys aviation. He’s been able to explore some of that through the different projects he’s participated in.”Whether it’s through 4-H, different summer camps or various activities throughout the school year, there are many ways for middle school students to develop new interests.“Students in middle school are starting to think about their high school classes, and maybe they’re not totally to the point of deciding what they want to do, but they’re at least starting to navigate the process,” Coursey said. “Throughout middle school, they take exploratory classes. They’ve rotated through elective options to try to feel out what they might be interested in. They’re definitely in that career-exploration phase of life.”To learn more about Georgia 4-H, go to read more

Mermaid Beach unit attracts strong interest

first_img8/93 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach.Mr Maguire said the property had originally been listed for sale at $1.2 million.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoHe said there had been strong interest in the apartment with three-bedroom beachfront apartments often difficult to find for buyers.“In this case the buyer was from Brisbane and he had lived at the Paloma building during the 1990s, so he knew the benefits of the building’s location,’’ Mr Maguire said.“He drove down to the Gold Coast for the first open house and made an offer on the sameday.” 8/93 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach.A BRISBANE buyer who lived in an apartment building on the Gold Coast in the 1990s has bought back into the same building more than 20 years later.The east-facing apartment in the Paloma building at 8/93 Albatross Ave sold for $1.25 million through Matt Maguire of John Henderson Professionals Mermaid Beach. 8/93 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach.The Paloma development sits on a 2428 sqm site and has 37m of beachfront.The buyer intends to use the apartment as a weekender and as a holiday home.“The apartment is in excellent condition and offered the buyer the epitome of the Mermaid Beach lifestyle,’’ he said.“Mermaid Beach is really one of the Gold Coast’s best locations because it is so close to everything including shopping, night-life and restaurants and yet it still retains a strong beachfront community feel.”center_img 8/93 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach.last_img read more

Ian Wright branded ‘monkey’ on Instagram

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksMeet The Happiest Shiba Inu On Instagram!The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far Police contacted the 56-year-old former England striker after he revealed the vile messages on social media. The popular Match of the Day pundit posted a screenshot of the disgusting comments and captioned them with: “I know I’m not meant to look at them but these messages still hit me so hard man. This is a child!!! “You are a f***ing monkey’, ‘C*** c**n monkey n*****’. Direct message to me on IG. This kid [h]as a direct line into me & is able to send this without any worry.” The messages were all sent from the same account, and included sickening remarks such as “You are a f***ing monkey”, “Your like 65 years old if I get corona I will cough in your face and give you your death sentence”, and “I hate all your family”. Wright quickly received plenty of support, and the Met Police publicly responded to his grim revelation. They tweeted: “Hi, If you wish to report this incident please DM us.” Arsenal fan and GMB TV host Piers Morgan responded: “My god.. this is disgusting. Who are his parents? Who are his teachers? “So sorry you’ve had to endure this racist filth, Legend.” Fellow TV host Dan Walker said: “I’m so sorry you have to see and read that. “I’m sure you also know there an awful lot of love for you out there and 99.99% of people will be disgusted and ashamed that you have received those messages.” And Sky Sports presenter Biance Westwood said: “Absolutely shocking. I’m sorry this happened to you. “I don’t understand this hatred or where it comes from, especially in someone so young but I hope he is dealt with appropriately! Wrighty you are much loved.” Wright has often spoken out on racist abuse in football. After England’s black players were targeted by fans in Bulgaria last year, causing the match to be repeatedly suspended, he said: “Look at that, it says everything you need to know about Uefa. “We’re looking at a stadium here where half of it is closed with banners that have done nothing. “That’s the extent of what they feel they are doing to combat racism in this country. “The fact is, we’ve seen a set of people who have got no respect, they don’t care, and Uefa are doing nowhere near enough. I’m so proud we’re doing what we’re doing at the moment. read also:UCL: Ian Wright tips United to beat Juventus “The thing about it is you feel physically sick but you’ve got to continue playing through that. What we’re seeing now is that you don’t and that’s what is good.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Ian Wright has been targeted in a racist attack on Instagram – with the Arsenal legend branded a “monkey”.last_img read more

SA safaris tops at 2011 awards

first_imgSouth African safaris took home first prizeawards at the 2011 African Safari awards. (Images: For more free images, visit the image library) MEDIA CONTACTS • Jackie Mwansa-Harris The Good Safari Guide +44 1865 989 280 RELATED ARTICLES • SA wins big at World Travel Awards • SA restaurant best in the world • Game park facelift to boost tourism • Cape Town ‘best city in the world’Nosimilo RamelaSouth African establishments took home three first prizes at the 2011 African Safari awards, which were held at Durban’s uShaka Marine World on 6 May 2011.Karkloof Spa was awarded Best Safari Spa in Africa, South African Airways (SAA) got the award for Best International Airline in Africa, and Ants Nest Riding Safaris received the award for Best Riding Safari Operator on the Continent.These first-class establishments were in competition with more than 315 nominees in 21 categories. The awards were judged by a panel of 14 safari experts from independent tour operators in the US, UK, Netherlands, Germany and South Africa.“With over 3 000 safari lodges, camps and mobile safari operators in Africa, there is a need to differentiate between those that provide an average or bad safari experience, and the few who exceed expectations,” the judges said.“It is not a question of luxury, but of the safari experience from your arrival on a remote airstrip to the revelation of the wilderness and how it works by the professional safari guide,” they said.Superb offeringsKarkloof Spa, located in KwaZulu-Natal, has a lavish boutique lodge with 16 villas, a first-class spa and 3 500ha of land teeming with wildlife.No stranger to receiving awards, the spa has previously won a number of awards over the years. In 2010, it received The Good Safari Guide Gala Award for Best Safari Spa.The year 2009 was a big year for the establishment – it received numerous awards, including the Tatler Spa Award for the Most Exciting New Discovery, the SA Tourism Welcome Award for overall winner for Best Accommodation Provider, the Professional Beauty Award for The Best Hotel/Resort Spa, and the Amarula Best Retreats in Africa Award for Leading Wellness Retreat.The spa is recognised as the only property in South Africa to belong to Relais and Châteaux. It was officially inaugurated as a member at the 35th International Relais and Châteaux Congress held in Biarritz, France, in 2009.Relais and Châteaux is an exclusive group of 480 of the finest hotels and gourmet restaurants in 56 countries.SAA is South Africa’s flagship carrier and one of the oldest airlines in the world. Founded on 1 February 1934, the airline celebrated its 77th birthday this year.SAA is the most experienced carrier in Africa, offering over 20 destinations across the continent. Over the years, the airline has received various prestigious awards for service and innovation. These include Best Airline in Africa at The Skytrax World Airline Awards for the past 10 years, and Africa’s Leading Airline at the World Travel Awards for the past five years.Ant’s Nest is located on a private game reserve in the Waterberg in Limpopo province in South Africa, and offers an adventurous African safari experience. The Waterberg has a wider variety of unique plants and animals than anywhere else in Africa.There are over 40 types of African animals that visitors can see at this Safari, including giraffe, white rhino, sable antelope, buffalo, nyala, gemsbok (oryx), kudu, Livingstone eland, blue wildebeest (gnu), red hartebeest, zebra, impala, bushbuck, duiker, steenbok, mountain reedbuck, waterbuck, warthog, blesbok, baboon, bushpig, klipspringers, leopard, jackal, brown hyena, caracal, civet and genet – to name a few.With nominations from over 1 000 luxury travel professionals, and hundreds of travel magazine readers across Africa, these award-winning safaris have proven to be the best in their respective categories.last_img read more

Sevens Boks primed for Las Vegas title defence

first_img16 January 2014 Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell has named an experienced team to defend their HSBC Sevens World Series tournament title at the USA Sevens in Las Vegas from 24 to 26 January. Injury permitting, the same team will also travel to New Zealand a week later for the Wellington Sevens tournament.Victory at home The South African team is coming off a victory in the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens and currently trails Series leaders New Zealand by only two points. Last season, the Springbok Sevens team claimed three titles, all of them with wins over New Zealand, but their most emphatic victory came in Las Vegas where they thrashed the Kiwis 40-21 to lift the Cup. Starting with the victory in the US, South Africa went through a purple patch, winning win three out of four events. Team selection Coach Powell has included 10 players from his contracted group in his line-up and has also handed a national debut to Steval Pumas’ flyer Rosko Specman. Powell also included a fit-again Seabelo Senatla, who will make a first appearance in the 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World Series. Vodacom Bulls ‘ winger Sampie Mastriet, who has played in all three IRB tournaments thus far this season, has again being included in the squad, while Stephan Dippenaar is also back, having returned to full fitness after missing the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens in December. In all, Powell made three changes to the squad that won the Port Elizabeth event, with Specman, Dippenaar and Senatla replacing Cheslin Kolbe, Kwagga Smith and Steven Hunt respectively.‘It wasn’t an easy decision’ “It wasn’t an easy decision to finalise the squad as everyone really worked hard to make the final cut,” Powell said in a statement on Wednesday. “Players such as Steven, Kwagga and Jamba Ulengo can count themselves unlucky not to be in the team, whilst Paul Delport has also just returned to full fitness after a serious knee injury. “Rosko was with the team in Port Elizabeth and just missed out on selection there, but he kept working hard and deserves his opportunity,” Powell said of the Nelspruit-based player. “He excelled for the Saru Sevens Academy team and was named Player of the Tournament at the Punta del Este 7s earlier this month, so I am confident that he can contribute significantly in our efforts to retain our title in Las Vegas.”Las Vegas Sevens successes South Africa will be aiming for a third USA Sevens title in four years. They’re the defending champions and also took the honours in the 2011 tournament with a 24-14 defeat of Fiji in the Cup final. Before thinking of another title, however, they will first have to get by Kenya, Wales and Canada in Pool A.Springbok Sevens team Kyle Brown (captain), Chris Dry, Philip Snyman, Frankie Horne, Rosko Specman, Werner Kok, Branco du Preez, Stephan Dippenaar, Justin Geduld, Cecil Afrika, Sampie Mastriet, Seabelo Senatla SAinfo reporter and SA Rugbylast_img read more

Pipeline to commercialization

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Ajay Shah, Mary Wicks and Ashish ManandharThe bioeconomy is a challenging marketplace. Making products from plants requires ingenuity and perseverance; getting them to market requires similar skills. While a product may be a brilliant innovation and testing has demonstrated its potential, there is no guarantee that it can be successfully commercialized. Before acquiring financing and moving to the production stage, an evaluation of the product’s scale-up potential is the critical step. This evaluation answers questions about performance, economic viability and environmental impacts. Process modelingThe first step in evaluating scale-up is to develop a comprehensive model of the engineering systems and processes required for production. Process data, such as feedstock production, operating conditions, and item size and number, need to be identified. Next, performance data, including yield, system efficiency and fuel consumption, as well resources, including equipment, chemicals, consumables and energy, must be estimated. Spatiotemporal data that will impact production, such as weather conditions, roadways and travel times, also need to be determined. All of these data, which are obtained from both research and published sources, are used to create a model that illustrates system inputs and material flows. Techno-economic and life cycle analysisA techno-economic analysis (TEA) provides a detailed assessment of the types and volumes of materials and resources required for production. Capital and operating costs are also determined. The TEA provides a sensitivity analysis that identifies how different inputs affect the production cost or sale price. The life cycle analysis (LCA) incorporates system outputs, including byproducts, to assess the effects of production on environmental factors, such as emissions and water quality impacts. These analyses provide information that can be used to improve the process, increasing the chance for successful scale-up. An example: Lactic acid production from corn stoverLactic acid, which is used in food, cosmetics, polymers and other products, had a global market of $2.1 billion in 2015 (Grandview Research, 2017). Within this market, the demand for polylactic acid (PLA) that is derived from plants, such as corn stover, has been growing. A preliminary evaluation of production of PLA from corn stover included a process model that identified all the inputs required for preparation, pretreatment, and fermentation of the corn stover, and the purification and recovery of PLA.Based on this model, the specific materials for each process, in terms of metric tons per hour, to produce 14 metric tons of PLA/hour were determined. The equipment (e.g., one tub grinder, seven fermenter tanks, two distillation columns, and utility (electricity, steam, cooling and chilled water) needs were also determined. These data were used to calculate the capital investment and annual operating costs, and a minimum selling price of $1,850 per ton was estimated, based on a 15% internal rate of return.The TEA sensitivity analysis of selected inputs shows that the biggest effect on PLA selling price was the PLA yield and feedstock cost; whereas, fermentation time had the least effect. An LCA study by Argonne National Lab (Adom and Dunn, 2016,, which compared PLA produced from corn grain to PLA from corn stover, found that the corn stover PLA process, from cradle to grave, used 25% less energy and had 54% less greenhouse gas emissions.While a comprehensive evaluation of the scale-up potential of a new bioproduct is time-consuming and requires expertise, it can help avoid costly mistakes. By identifying inputs, processes or impacts that could affect scale-up, the evaluation provides the detailed information needed to make decisions that will improve the chance for success in the commercialization phase. Dr. Ajay Shah, Mary H. Wicks and Ashish Manandhar, Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Phone: 330.263.3858; 330.202.3533. E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected] This column is provided by the OSU Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, OSU Extension, Ohio Agricultural Research & Development Center, and the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Scienceslast_img read more

Are We Too Obsessed With Camera Specs?

first_imgWith the rapid advancement of motion picture technology, many of us have placed an emphasis on camera specs over art. Is that mindset a mistake?While writing various articles on cameras recently, it dawned on me that I had become a little too obsessed with camera specs. Instead of looking at how the camera performs under real production conditions and the imagery it creates, I was looking first and only at the specs from the manufacturer.While specs are an important factor that can help you achieve what you want for your production, they really shouldn’t be the reason why we make a purchase. They also really shouldn’t be the overriding factor as to why we choose one specific camera over another.So what should we be looking at? Well that’s a pretty easy answer. But first let’s look at why we like to make purchases based on specs and then why we should be focused on something other than specs.Spec Obsession DisorderDavid Pogue from the New York Times wrote about this disorder in his blog post back in 2012, and while he was specifically speaking about smartphones, this logic holds true for any advancing technology. I also think this logic is even more true today than it was three years ago when he wrote the piece.We’ve been wired through marketing and advertising to search and look for these specs. Yet for cameras, the specs alone don’t make the image. You need the quality lenses to funnel and capture those images. Still, we tend to place camera specs over the lens more often than not. This has a lot to do with being conditioned to look and make decisions based on specifications.It’s All About the Final ImageIn the end it’s all about the image. We should instead focus all of our attention on the end product or the final untouched image that comes from the camera. Remember that what your doing, in the end, is an art. So, while some specs are needed for specific reasons, we shouldn’t completely dwell on them to the point that we lose our focus on the end product.Many different cameras with vastly different specs can work seamlessly together. For a great example of how well a multi-camera, multi-spec setup can work together, cinematographer Shane Hurlbut has a video that runs through the numerous cameras he used in each shot of the Need for Speed trailer.Video Courtesy of Shane Hurlburt, ASC What about you? Are you obsessed with camera specs? When did it start? Is it time to seek help for your affliction? Let’s talk it out in the comments below.last_img read more

D’Angelo Russell, Caris LeVert lead Nets to Game 1 stunner over 76ers

first_imgBrooklyn Nets’ Caris LeVert, right, dunks the ball as Philadelphia 76ers’ Tobias Harris, left, defends during the first half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA — D’Angelo Russell rang up a scoring burst that helped Brooklyn dial up an upset and filled Philly’s home court with a barrage of boos.All-Star Ben Simmons wants to put the fans on mute — and the Sixers could stand to silence their cellphones.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sixers benchwarmer Amir Johnson was caught by TV cameras sitting on the bench and scrolling through his phone late in the fourth quarter and the Sixers down big. Johnson showed All-Star Joel Embiid whatever message was on the phone and then slid it into his warmup pants pocket.Embiid said Johnson received an update on a sick daughter. Sixers coach Brett Brown called Johnson’s actions “completely unacceptable.”So was Philadelphia’s performance.Jimmy Butler scored 36 points and saved the Sixers, widely considered a favorite to at least reach the East semis, from losing by 25. Embiid slogged his way through 24 forgettable minutes on his bum left knee. Simmons was a postseason dud against Russell, his high school teammate.The sixth-seeded Nets turned Philly in the city of 20,000 boos — and that’s just counting the ones echoing throughout the Wells Fargo Center — as they phoned in one of their worst efforts of the season.Sixers starters Simmons, Tobias Harris and JJ Redick combined to shoot 11 of 31 from the floor for 18 points. The Sixers missed 22 of 25 3-pointers.“We all got to do a better job. Us. The fans. We have to bring the fun,” Embiid said.Poised for a postseason breakthrough, Russell flourished and hit a string of jumpers in the third that never let the Sixers seriously chip away at the lead. LeVert’s third 3 in the fourth made it a 16-point game and there was no looking back — at least not for Russell as he raised his arms in celebration as he headed down the tunnel into Brooklyn’s locker room.“I trust our offense. We got great minds behind it,” Russell said. “Coach set us up earlier this season with a routine and recipe for the offense and it’s been flowing ever since.”Embiid was introduced to a roaring standing ovation and heard chants of “MVP!” and “Trust the Process” when he opened the game with two free throws. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated “I think earlier in the season, especially when we were struggling, we’d lose games like that,” coach Kenny Atkinson said.Not in April.Russell, LeVert and Spencer Dinwiddie gave the Sixers fits off the dribble, buried open looks from 3-point range (11 of 26) and smoked a Sixers team that resembled one straight out of the early Process era.Russell got the first win of his playoff career and the last laugh, scoring 14 points in the third quarter and leading the Nets to one of the biggest wins since they moved to Brooklyn. It came days after Los Angeles Lakers executive Magic Johnson, who dumped Russell on the Nets, resigned. Russell, who scored 19 points in the second half, can safely scroll through his phone to see his Nets are trending.The 76ers might want to keep their phones on lock.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “If you’re going to boo, then stay on that side,” Simmons said.Russell flashed some postseason magic, playing like the All-Star leader Brooklyn needed with 26 points, and Caris LeVert scored 23 to lead the Nets to an impressive 111-102 win Saturday over the 76ers in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We’ve got the right pieces to keep it going,” Russell said.Check out this update on a mobile device: A Nets team that got hot late just to make the playoffs has the upper hand on the road over a 51-win team stocked with stars. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messcenter_img DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew “We think he’s the right leader to take us where we need to go in the playoffs,” Harris said. “I’m focused on the Brooklyn Nets.”UP NEXTGame 2 is Monday in Philadelphia.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 DJ Augustin has 25, hits winning 3, Magic beat Raptors Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting But he just wasn’t ready to play at an All-Star level for any serious length of time. He was hit with a technical when he shoved Jared Dudley to the ground and went back to the locker room for more treatment with about 3 minutes left in the first half. He scored 22 points — including 12 free throws — and had 15 rebounds.Butler kept the Sixers in the game with a sensational first half that showed why the franchise surrendered so much to land the four-time All-Star. He buried a 3 at the horn to send the Sixers into the break down 62-54. He was 6 of 10 and scored 23 points while the rest of the Sixers shot 10 of 38 for 31 points.Embiid has always fancied himself a 3-point shooter, and with tendinitis in his left knee that cost him most of the final month of the season rendering him immobile, he decided to camp out a bit more beyond the arc. He missed all five 3s in the half — and the Sixers missed their first 11.“I thought that Joel looked like he hadn’t played for a while yet was still dominant,” Brown said.With or without a healthy Embiid, the Nets were about unstoppable for much of the half with the Sixers clearly not ready to play. Dinwiddie and DeMarre Carroll hit consecutive 3s during a 12-0 run. LeVert hit two straight 3s for a 14-point lead and the Sixers — who had been the darlings of the city during the Process — were soundly booed off the court by 20,000 fans ticked off at a supposed East contender.TIP-INSNets: C Jarrett Allen was whistled for fouls on Philadelphia’s first two possessions.76ers: Butler and Tobias Harris are both eligible for free agency and could stick around after they were acquired in mid-season trades. Team owner Josh Harris said both players could be re-signed. “It’s really hard to get good players of their caliber. Now that we’ve attracted them into our system, we’re going to work really hard at keeping them around for a while,” Harris said.VOTE OF CONFIDENCE?Harris said Brown was a “great coach” but offered no assurance he would return to the bench for another season if the Sixers failed to make a deep run in the playoffs. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

United Nations To Celebrate 70th Anniversary In San Francisco

first_imgPresentation of Harvey Milk Medal to Secretary-General Ban for Creation of Free & Equal CampaignWHO:UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.; House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi; Stuart Milk, co-founder, Harvey Milk FoundationWHAT:The Harvey Milk Honors Medal is seen as one of most significant recognitions from the LGBT global human rights community. Stuart Milk, nephew of Harvey Milk and co-founder of the Harvey Milk Foundation, and the Secretary-General will take questions on efforts to advance global LGBT rights.WHEN:1:00 pm, June 26, 2015WHERE:South Light Court, City Hall On Friday June 26, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Mayor Edwin M. Lee, and U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will join the Bay Area in marking the 70th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter with commemorative events in San Francisco, including City Hall and the Fairmont Hotel.The anniversary commemorates events of June 26, 1945. With the World War II still raging in the Pacific, representatives of 50 nations gathered in San Francisco to sign the United Nations Charter. From that moment on, the Bay Area has played a critical role in advancing the mission and values of the United Nations.Charter Commemoration Ceremony at City HallWHO:UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Mayor Edwin M. Lee, and House Democratic Leader Nancy PelosiWHAT:Remarks at City Hall will mark San Francisco’s historic role in creating the UN; leaders to discuss global challenges facing the current and future generations.WHEN:12:00 pm, June 26, 2015 WHERE:Rotunda, City Hall United Nations 70th Anniversary Dinner at Fairmont HotelWHO:UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, UN Foundation President and CEO Kathy Calvin, Bay Area society, UN diplomatsWHAT:Civic leaders, diplomats, activists, and business leaders gather in the location of UN Charter negotiations.WHEN:6:00 pm, June 26, 2015WHERE:Fairmont Hotel, Venetian Ballroom, 950 Mason St.last_img read more