Community Learning Team celebrates Adult Learning Week winner

first_imgElaine (centre) with partner Lyndsey (left) and Cathy Crompton, Community Learning and Development Assistant, NWRC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn Elaine receiving her award from River City actor, Jordan Young.Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Community Learning team is delighted to announce that one of its learners, Elaine Smith, was a winner in the Adult Learners’ Week Awards, a national competition which was held in Glasgow in February.Elaine Smith was employed as a health worker in a local care home for the elderly but after bouts of headaches and impaired speech, she was diagnosed as having an arachnoid cyst on her brain and needed an urgent operation. Complications when removing the cyst left Elaine in a high-dependency ward for a week. She had to learn to walk, talk and even swallow again.Elaine’s rehabilitation has been truly inspiring and to have this recognised nationally, through this award, has been a massive boost to both her confidence and self-esteem.Elaine says, “I felt honoured to be chosen as a winner for this award. For the last 20 months I have focused on doing everything I can to become the best ‘Elaine’ that I can be, post-surgery. The classes I take at North West Resource Centre have been really beneficial in improving my neurological deficits. Since winning, I feel even more motivated to keep pushing myself to continue learning new skills and it’s given me the confidence to think that maybe I can be employable in the future”.Councilor Jeff Leaver, Chairman of the Council’s Children, Young People and Lifelong Learning Committee commented; “I am so pleased that Elaine’s courage, determination and dedication has been recognised at a national level; the commitment, positivity and true grit displayed has been commendable. She is a lovely lady, and a shining example of what can be achieved through having a positive mental attitude. Well done, Elaine!”Dumfries and Galloway Council would like to offer our warmest congratulations on her recent win and wish her all the best for the future.If you would like to find out about the learning opportunities available in your area please visit or contact the community learning team by emailing or telephoning 01387 279279.last_img read more

School officials agree to $200K Maxfield price reduction

first_imgWith very little discussion, Farmington Public Schools officials on Tuesday agreed to lower the purchase price for the Maxfield Training Center, located in downtown Farmington.AC Acquisitions, the property’s new owner, asked for a $200,000 reduction – from $1.2 million to $1 million – after downsizing its initial plan for 150 luxury rentals to 60 multi-story, owner-occupied condominiums. The request was made due to the reduction in density and lower return on investment, school officials said.Trustee Terry Johnson, who objected to the move in previous discussions, cast the lone vote opposing the lower price.The revised plans will go through another public review process through the Farmington Planning Commission. Reported by Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

ConductRF Launches Multi-Port RF Solutions Based on Mil D38999 Standard

first_img 0.086” – Flex, Formable & S/R 0.141” – Flex, Formable & S/R RG Standards – 178, 316, 58 LMR Standard – 100, 195, 200, 240 The Multi-Port RF Solutions using the Mil D38999 Standard are available with the following RF Cable Options: ConductRF also provides external enhancements for finished cables with Conduit Armor, Nomex, Potting and Over-molding. Click here to learn more. BMA which can operate up to 20 GHz SMPM which can operate up to  60 GHz Mil Size #8 which can operate up to 18 GHz Mil Size #12 which can operate up to  3 GHz Mil Size #16 which can operate up to 3 GHz ConductRF has launched new custom Multi-Port RF Solutions using the Mil D38999 Standard. These new multi-port solutions can be used for applications across both military and commercial markets from DC to 60 GHz.The Mil D38999 standards provide a huge commonly available Multi-Port configuration range which is used by ConductRF to enhance with both Mil Standard and precision RF solutions.The Multi-Port RF Solutions using the Mil D38999 Standard are available with the following RF Contacts:last_img read more

Belen, 6 other Bullpups commit to Lady Bulldogs

first_imgLeading the group of former Lady Bullpups whoswore to represent the NU colors in the collegiate ranks are two-time UAAPjuniors Most Valuable Player winner Mhicaela Belen and Best Opposite Spikerawardee Alyssa Solomon. “We all know that these players are highlyskilled and competitive, which are huge factors for our dream in giving the NUcommunity a championship title,” Miguel stressed. Joining Belen and Solomon to NU’s collegiateteam are Erin Pangilinan, Sheena Toring, Kamille Cal, Merienne Maderazo, andTaylor Peña. The magnificent seven fresh recruits will jointheir former Lady Bullpups teammates Ivy Lacsina, Ilongga Princess Robles,Joyme Cagande, Jennifer Nierva, and Elaine Cloza.NU Lady Bulldogs had a solid start in UAAP Season 82 with a 2-0 win-loss recordfollowing victories over University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses and AdamsonUniversity Lady Falcons. The season, however, was cancelled dueto coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak./PN The new recruits are expected to fill the gapleft by graduating players Risa Sato, Joni Chavez and Audrey Paran.center_img MANILA – The future is bright for the NationalUniversity (NU) Lady Bulldogs ahead the new University Athletic Association ofthe Philippines (UAAP) women’s volleyball season following the commitment of sevenplayers from its core, the championship-caliber Lady Bullpups. National University (NU) Lady Bullpups star Mhicaela Belen and her seven other teammates swear to still don the same school colors by committing their services to NU Lady Bulldogs ahead of the new University Athletic Association of the Philippines women’s volleyball season. UAAP Lady Bulldogs head coach Norman Miguel said inan interview with the NU website that he is thankful for the commitment made bythe girls despite some of them were lured by rival UAAP teams.last_img read more

Track day riders caught ‘talking’ in the middle of the circuit

first_imgA video of a track day attendee is currently going viral all over social media during his latest outing at the Sepang International Circuit. The reason? Two riders were caught stationary and having a chat on the track while the session was active. It could’ve been worse as these superbike riders did so at the exit of Turn 11, where most riders agree to be a dangerous spot to be at especially at the corner exit. A blind apex plus riders who are eager to get back on the throttle could’ve been disastrous when looking at where these riders chose to stop their machines before conversing with each other.If there’s any issues or mechanical failures with your motorcycle, the best thing to do is to get out of the track, or at least way away from the ‘racing line’. In other words, put yourself out of harm’s way as soon as possible. These track days usually come with marshals waiting at the trackside to provide any form of assistance should you need them.At the end of the day, the number one priority at any track day is safety. That’s why it’s very important for all riders to attend the briefings before heading out onto the track to remind yourselves on what and what not to do, in and out of the circuit. Keep it safe out there people because safe is fun!–Ads–last_img read more

Gilchrist named U17 Reggae Boyz coach

first_imgHopeton Gilchrist and Dexter Gilmore have been appointed national men’s under-17 football head and assistant coach respectively, with the team set to take part in the Caribbean Football Union Championships in March. Both replace Andrew Edwards and Omar Edwards, whose contracts were not renewed last year. Gilchrist, is a former head coach of Manning’s School and he is also a former assistant coach of Cornwall College. Gilmore is a former physical trainer of the national Under-17 women’s team. Dalton Wint, general secretary, of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), said the association is confident that both men will do well in their capacity. “It is new, and it is something that has been recommended by the technical chairman, so we want to see how best these appointments work,” Wint said. “Dexter was a part of the programme before but not as a coach. We want to give them all the support because in the process that the technical committee used, they came out on top in that process, and we are hopeful that it will work,” he said. Wint said that despite both men being unknown nationally, the Federation will be doing everything to ensure that they will be successful. “Sometimes you have to learn on the job, but they will get a lot of support because everything will be looked at by the technical committee as well as the head coach of the national senior team,” he said. “The thing is that they should have been on the job for something now, but we have the Under-15 coming up into the 17-Under, so at least, we have a core there, and so they will hit the ground running, starting this weekend,” Wint stated. The national Under-17 squad is scheduled to stage its first training camp this weekend. “Sometimes you have to learn on the job, but they will get a lot of support.”last_img read more

Report: Everton Ladies 1-2 Bristol City Women

first_imgWith only 13 players fit to make the journey to Merseyside, the Vixens started brightly but fell behind against the run of play after eight minutes, as Toffee’s defender Danielle Turner slotted home from inside the box.City Women weren’t to be deterred and just nine minutes later, Lauren Hemp grabbed her ninth goal of the season to draw the sides level.After some delicate link up play between Flo Allen and Biesmans, the ball found its way to the feet of Hemp who span past Turner to smash the ball into the back of the net.The remainder of the first-half saw the Vixens dominate proceedings, hitting the crossbar once and narrowly miss the target one two occasions.As the teams stepped out into the spring sunshine for the final 45 minutes, momentum was in City Women’s favour. Millie Turner and Allen isolated Everton’s Sweetman-Kirk up front, reducing the Toffee’s to just two shots on target all game.As the clock ticked towards 90 minutes, Hemp attempted an audacious bicycle kick that seemed destined for the back of the net, but it finished up just wide of the post.With the match seemingly set to end as a draw, the Vixens were awarded a free kick just outside of the Everton box.After some deliberation, Belgian Red Flame Biesmans unleashed a rocket that flew into the bottom left corner, sending City Women into disarray.The win sees the Vixen’s leap-frog Everton into 8th and go level on points with Sunderland, who are a place above them thanks to goal difference.City Women travel to Yeovil Town on Saturday, with the Glovers yet to record a victory this term. Bristol City Women: Baggaley, Dykes, Brown, Kerkdijk, Arthur, Daniels, Hemp, Allen (89’ Woodham), Palmer (59’ Palmer), Biesmans, Turner (c). Thank you once again to W.S.S.I. for sponsoring City Women’s travel and accommodation on this trip.Photo credit: Will CheshireWords by Chelsey Downinglast_img read more

U of L jumps, UK drops in new Top 25 poll

first_imgMichigan State held off a spirited upset bid by the Louisville basketball team on Wednesday and, a few days later, moved up to No. 1 in the new USA Today Coaches Poll. The Spartans are also the new No. 1 in the AP Top 25.The Spartans (9-0) replace Kentucky, which dropped three spots to No. 4 in the new coaches poll and four spots to No. 5 in the new AP poll after a loss at UCLA.Iowa State is second, North Carolina is third and fifth-place Duke round out the new top five in the Coaches poll. In the AP poll, Kansas is No. 2, followed by North Carolina, Iowa State and then UK.Louisville (6-1) jumped three spots to 19th in the new Coaches poll and two spots to 22nd in the AP top 25, presumably because of its 71-67 loss at Michigan State. The Cards thumped Grand Canyon 111-63 on Saturday.Kentucky (7-1) topped Illinois State last Monday before the UCLA loss. The Wildcats host Eastern Kentucky on Wednesday before Arizona State comes to town on Saturday. ASU will carry a three-game winning streak to Lexington, fresh off an upset of No. 25 Texas A&M.Indiana (6-3) still received votes for this week’s polls, despite a 20-point loss at Duke last week. The Hoosiers blew out Morehead State 92-59 this past weekend.As for the area teams’ conferences in the Coaches poll, the ACC has three top-10 teams (Virginia is 10th) and five top-25 teams, with Miami following Louisville at No. 20. In addition to Kentucky, the SEC has Vanderbilt (16) and Texas A&M among its representatives.The Big Ten has three top-11 teams, with Maryland (9) and Purdue (11) joining top-ranked Michigan State.In the AP, UNC (2), Duke (8), Virginia (10) and Miami (17) rank ahead of U of L. In addition to Kentucky, the SEC also has Vanderbilt at No. 21. The Big Ten has Michigan State (1), Maryland (6) and Purdue (11) in the top 25.ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25 Record    Pts    Prv1. Michigan St. (62)    9-0    1,617    32. Kansas (1)    6-1    1,442    43. North Carolina (2)    7-1    1,425    94. Iowa St.    6-0    1,347    55. Kentucky    7-1    1,325    16. Maryland    7-1    1,299    27. Oklahoma    5-0    1,283    68. Duke    8-1    1,243    79. Villanova    7-0    1,230    810. Virginia    7-1    1,003    1011. Purdue    8-0    997    1112. Xavier    8-0    930    1213. Arizona    7-1    811    1914. West Virginia    7-0    615    2015. Providence    8-1    548    2316. Baylor    6-1    488    2517. Miami    7-1    469    2118. Butler    6-1    416    —19. SMU    6-0    413    2220. Gonzaga    5-2    399    1321. Vanderbilt    6-2    377    1622. Louisville    6-1    373    2423. Cincinnati    8-1    331    1724. Oregon    6-1    241    1525. Utah    7-1    108    —Others receiving votes: UConn 82, Syracuse 78, Texas A&M 69, George Washington 60, UNLV 40, UCLA 19, South Carolina 15, Dayton 7, UALR 5, Florida 4, Georgetown 4, Iowa 3, Pittsburgh 3, Indiana 2, Northwestern 2, Navy 1, Notre Dame 1.Dec 2, 2015; East Lansing, MI, USA; Louisville Cardinals center Mangok Mathiang (12) and Michigan State Spartans forward Matt Costello (10) and Cardinals guard Trey Lewis (3) fight for position during the second half of a game at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. MSU won 71-67.Dec 2, 2015; East Lansing, MI, USA; Louisville Cardinals center Mangok Mathiang (12) and Michigan State Spartans forward Matt Costello (10) and Cardinals guard Trey Lewis (3) fight for position during the second half of a game at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. MSU won 71-67.last_img read more