About 160 seventh- and eighth-grade students from Dexter, Edwards, Los Nietos and Graves middle schools have enrolled in the math program. The program also has higher-math courses aimed at local high school students. “It’s a great opportunity for the kids,” said Gonzalez, who also is the president of the school board for the Whittier City School District. “The idea behind this is twofold. First, the middle-school students get to come to their high school and stay in the area. But most importantly, by participating in this program, they can come here as ninth-graders and go straight into geometry. And that means they’re set up to take calculus before they graduate,” he said. In 1974, Escalante was hired as a basic mathematics teacher at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles. He got national attention by teaching advanced mathematics to students considered “unteachable.” His success was profiled in the 1988 film “Stand and Deliver.” Encouraging high school students in less-affluent urban areas to complete high school math early so that they can take college math while still in high school was was the driving force behind Escalante’s overall philosophy, Gonzalez noted. WEST WHITTIER – Although he was never a student of Jaime Escalante, Pioneer High School teacher Javier Gonzalez considers the famed East Los Angeles math teacher as the person who most inspired him to become an educator. It was during the 1980s when Gonzalez took a summer job as a tutor with the Jaime Escalante Math Program at East Los Angeles College. Aimed specifically at inner-city children at risk of failing, the program engages the students in higher-level math courses. Passing those courses can become a ticket to university acceptance. Now Gonzalez is bringing the program to Pioneer High this summer. “I wanted to do this because I don’t really have anything to do during the summer,” said Edwards Middle School eighth-grader Ilene Ruiz, 13. “I was going to go to the \ math academy, but this is going to be much better for me in high school. I’ve learned a lot already, and it’s only been a few days.” The program also has a math analysis/algebra 2/geometry portion for Pioneer High students. The high-schoolers get college credit for the course through East Los Angeles College. Plus, it frees them up to take calculus BC – the second level of calculus – by the time they are seniors. Gonzalez credited Pioneer administrators and the middle schools for working together to bring the program to West Whittier this year. “This required all of our districts to work together to benefit the kids and the community,” said Pioneer High Principal Alex Flores. “These kids will be our kids someday, and we want to provide as much support as possible.” Edwards Principal Monica Sena said when school starts up in the fall, eighth-grade teachers will continue the algebra I lessons from the summer program. “And because of \ and this program, the spirit of Jaime Escalante lives on in West Whittier,” said Sena. email@example.com (562) 698-0955 Ext. 3051 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) has declared the short-list of candidates for interview to M.A. and M.Phil English courses for the 2012-13 academic session, the varsity said on Wednesday.”The results were scheduled to be declared on June 21 and 22, but the English department has announced the lists on June 19,” a statement said.The interviews for the M.Phil. course will be held June 25 and MA course June 27 and 28.The students may access their results at http://jmi.ac.in. or check on the department’s notice board at the university.The JMI has recently declared results of the entrance examinations which were held for admission into various courses for the academic year 2012-13.
The following Masters teams have been selected to represent Australia at the 2019 Touch World Cup.The 2019 Touch World Cup will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from the 28th April – 4th May 2019.WOMEN’S 27s Eliza BaddockToni BreezeSophie BroadheadElizabeth BrooksKimberley GrantGrace GriffinJessica HoweElisabeth JacksonJessika JohnstonKelly KennedyRebecca OliverLeah PercyJenaya QuanJenna RowsellNikki StanleyRebecca ThomsenCoach: Danny GoodwinAsst Coach: Leeanne BauerManager: Deirdre MorrowWOMEN’S 35sRachael AddisonSerena AlbertDominique BarlowBo de la CruzGreta DohertyMichelle EvansDavina GalettoKatie GeigerKristy GiteauAnna GleesonLauren McAlisterCristie McTaggartGabrielle RoseKatie ShawErin SutcliffeKym WaughCoach: Michael GrayAsst Coach: Simon BassettManager: Lisa BaisdenMIXED 30sChristian AlonzoMitchel BrownJamie ChanVincent Demaria Justin GossageTahney LuckAmy-Louise Lugg Brad LuggRachel McVicarRoy Prasad Scott PrinceCassandra VincitorioKirstie WakelyManu WakelyCarly WalshLeigh WylieCoach: Michael McDonaldAsst Coach: Glen FlanaganManager: Dean HarrisMEN’S 30sKhanui CoxJesse GreenJames HarringtonPatrick HorganDavid MaherJosh McCormackBeau MontgomeryStewart ParnabyJosh PhillipsTom QuinlivanSebe ReyRyan ShibasakiLuke SimmonsNeal TealeDean ThomasMark TippleCoach: Nick PecchiarAsst Coach: Peter RobinsonManager: Mitch HigginsMEN’S 35sLuke BoultonGraeme ClancyHeath CooperAndrew DaherElies El ChaarMatt GeigerAaron JonesWarren LorgerTrevor MoranTroy NicholsJames O’NeillTim RobinsonBenji WattsRobert WhiteDavid ZanetteCoach: Karley Banks Asst Coach: Patrick BatisteManager: Wayne GoodchildMEN’S 40sChris BenfieldDrew DaviesTony EltakchiAdam FahimWayne GleesonPhillip JarrettPaul MacPhersonTroy MorganAustin PayneDarren ReynoldsonDavid RoseJason ScharenguivelGavin ShukerDean TaylorRobert VellaSimon WebsterCoach: Peter Vincent Asst Coach: Jay Miller Manager: Lyle BarnwellMEN’S 45sAndre BaliMatt BarclayChristian BrowneKevin EckersleyShane FoleyEdward FongCorey McLeodDarren McSpaddenGerard O’KeeffeJarrad ReardonDavid RobertsDarren SwainSteele TallonPaul ThomassonJason TobyAlan WoodsCoach: Chris LothAsst Coach: Joe Schweitzer Manager: Michael McGrath MEN’S 50sAmir AyoubDavid CheungScott CollinsRobin DayDerek DuguidIan JordanDavid KafoaRon KeleherMichael LennonMark LeonardBrandon McDonaldPeter McDonaldShane RigbyJohn SaminBrett WalkerdeneRobert WeatherillCoach: Michael McCallAsst Coach: Tim KitchinghamManager: David AmosPhotography: Glen Eaton
Man City defence will blow title – Neville, Carragherby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe centre-back pairing of Nicolas Otamendi and John Stones will cost Manchester City the Premier League title, according to Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher.With Vincent Kompany gone and Aymeric Laporte out for six months, Pep Guardiola was forced to play Otamendi and Stones together against Norwich City on Saturday.The match ended in a 3-2 loss for City, who are now five points behind league leaders Liverpool.”He (Otamendi) dives in, he has done it all his career,” Carragher told Sky Sports Monday Night Football”He will never change and that’s why he’s not good enough to play for Manchester City. I have never believed it from day one and nothing I have seen in the last four or five years has changed my mind.”John Stones, in some ways, over the next three or four months, is almost fighting for his Manchester City career in that, if it doesn’t go well for him they are going to buy someone.”At this moment, I don’t think Guardiola wants to put those two on the pitch together but he has got no option because he has not gone big in the summer.”Neville added that Guardiola’s inability to bring a replacement in until at least January could cost City over the whole season.”Guardiola gave up on this partnership 18 months ago when Laporte came to the club,” Neville said.”Otamendi always gets caught out as a centre-back and quickens up the opposition in attack. He’s so not a Pep Guardiola type centre-back, they’re usually composed but he’s rash.”Sir Alex Ferguson at times during his Manchester United career would see a game too far with players and say, ‘That’s it, you’re done’. Manchester City’s 4-3 defeat at Liverpool in 2018 was the game when Guardiola decided that Stones and Otamendi couldn’t play together.”Laporte’s injury, Kompany leaving and not replacing him is a big problem for Manchester City. Stones and Otamendi have played 25 games under Guardiola in the Premier League.”They’ve conceded more goals than any other partnership, conceded more goals per game, the clean sheets are down, the three-plus goals conceded is well up and then there’s the big one, lower win percentage.”That will cost Manchester City the Premier League title. If these two play together at their current rate of performance they won’t win the league.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Fonseca hails Roma’s ‘courage’ after victory over Bolognaby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRoma boss Paulo Fonseca hailed his players’ “courage” after victory at Bologna.Edin Dzeko headed a winner in the final seconds – after Gianluca Mancini received a second yellow card for a raised elbow on Federico Santander.”We played well and I thought dominated throughout the match,” Fonseca told Sky Sport Italia.“It’s true that in the second half Bologna pushed on the counter-attack and created scoring opportunities, but we deserved the victory for our character, unity and courage.”He added: “We know that our playing style involves running some risks, but that is what we have decided, that is our approach and we’re not going to change it.“I have adapted slightly and I think this version is more realistic in Serie A, but we always want to go for the win. I think everyone in the side is happy with the way we are playing, so they are enthusiastic and motivated.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
NEW DELHI – India’s top chefs on Saturday poured 800 kilograms (1,760 pounds) of rice and lentils into a giant pan on a sprawling New Delhi lawn as the country hosted an exhibition to attract foreign investment to its food processing industry.The delicacy, known as “khichdi,” was slowly steamed as participants from 20 countries took part in the three-day World Food India exhibition.India, one of the world’s biggest producers of rice, milk and pulses, is trying to woo billions of dollars of foreign investment in the food processing sector.Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the combination of traditional Indian food and modern technology, processing and packaging could help the world rediscover Indian food ingredients.“The perfect blend of hygienic, nutritious and tasty processed food, with the added benefits of preventive health care, can be produced economically, here in India,” Modi said Friday while inaugurating the exhibition, which has more than 700 global food companies taking part.Ravinder Singh Chahal, a researcher, said the main reason for Indian food’s popularity is its spices. “We don’t get them in other countries,” he said.Rahul Kumar, chief of Lactalis India, highlighted the problems most Indian farmers face due to a lack of refrigerated storage for transport to wholesale markets.Gilbert Le Foll, Marketing and Sales Manager of the French company Femia, said India is more like a continent than a country. “So there is a huge potential of food processing development here in India. A lot of fruits and vegetables are grown here in India,” he said.According to the Indian Brand Equity Foundation and Worldatlas, India is the sixth-largest market for food and groceries in the world, and also the second-largest producer of food and food products.However, it is currently 12th on the list of top food exporting countries. This is the gap the Indian government is trying to fill with $10 billion in foreign investment it hopes to attract in the next three years.
MONTREAL – Workers at Montreal’s Molson plant voted on Sunday to accept a new contract offer from their employer.Union spokesman Stephane Lacroix said 55 per cent of employees voted in favour of contract.Just over half of the bottling and delivery workers voted to reject the employer’s previous offer on Feb. 25, and 87 per cent then voted in favour of authorizing strike action.The workers refused another one of the employer’s offers two weeks earlier by a margin of 57 per cent.The main issues in dispute were the pension plan, group insurance, outsourcing and wages.The union says over 438 workers attended Sunday’s meeting.
Police are asking anyone with information on this, or who knows the identity of the suspect, to call the Dawson Creek RCMP at 250 784-3700 or Crime Stoppers at 1 877 222-8477 DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Dawson Creek RCMP are looking for a male suspect after an alleged assault Tuesday along the Dawson Trails.According to Cpl. Madonna Saunderson with North District RCMP, a man was walking along the Dawson trails on Tuesday, February 27th at 3:00 p.m. when he encountered another man walking along the path. Cpl. Saunderson said that a verbal interaction between them escalated in an assault. The victim received an injury consistent with an edged weapon and received medical treatment. His injury is not considered to be life-threatening.The male suspect is described as standing 6’1″ tall, with a moustache, and a scar near his mouth. At the time of the assault, the suspect was wearing a red sweatshirt with an Adidas logo and a hole in the back, blue jeans, and red, possibly Nike-brand sneakers.
2018-19 has been a rollercoaster ride for India, owing to many reasons. While politics has dominated seasons, India’s seasons themselves have witnessed many upheavals. Floods, droughts and devastating signifiers of Climate Change have wrecked states, leaving many homeless and many more lifeless. Yet, the world hasn’t entirely awoken to the crisis of Climate Change. Often, the impacts are delayed and the intensity is realised for only as long as the tragedy persists. Before or after, there seems to be no preventive action or even remorse of failure. Also Read – Remembering Sudhir PhadkeDelhi, which has received immense flak for its polluted air that is at best ‘hazardous’, was turned into a wonderland after heavy rains and hailstorm lashed several parts of NCR on February 7, 2019. For most, it was a pleasant relief ahead of the scorching summers, an occasion to enjoy the cool breeze and click quick snaps of hail-laden roads. Not a natural phenomenon for the Capital, this was an aberration, albeit a pleasant one that also witnessed bettering of the air quality index. Also Read – YOUR HEALTHY FESTIVE PALATE2018 was a devastating year for Kerala which witnessed its worst flood in a century. Close to 500 have been recognised as dead and many more have gone missing since the flood washed the state in August last year. Close to a million people were evacuated and the entire nation united in prayers for our southern heaven. Yet, now in 2019, just before another monsoon, our preparedness to combat another weather exigency remains abysmal. What do environmentalists say? As environmentalists say and most educated persons will know, Climate Change doesn’t happen overnight; while it causes sudden disasters, it itself isn’t unexpected. It is the unfortunate impact of long-term negligence that humans have exhibited towards the environment. Climate Change is increasing by the day and this is further amplified with growing greenhouse emissions. To control this, several international alliances have been put in place but effective implementation is yet to see the light of the day. Though Scandinavian countries have outperformed others, majority of the world lives in extremely polluted and potentially fatal circumstances. CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions are the major cause of global warming but they are also the pillars on which our modern civilisation today sustains itself. Clearly, where we are today is as much our doing as it is our predecessor’s. When asked about improvising upon and controlling the current situation of Climate Change, environment conservationist Vikrant Tongad, said, “There are different plans to tackle Climate Change. There is a national-level Climate Change plan and a state-level plan is going to be made. So, if we talk about India, we can’t control it on Indian bases alone as this is a global issue. China, India, USA and few more are the prime contributors to Climate Change. Until these countries start their duty towards the environment, the situation can’t get better.” “India has a plan in which there are eight items which have to be implemented across the county. It has described effective ways about how we can control Climate Change by reducing CO2 and greenhouse emissions and by increasing our dependency on solar energy. In the last 12 years, state-level plans have not taken place while national-level plans have worked out well. The solar plans have been taken into consideration and solar technologies can get cheaper at some point after we raise concerns at the international level,” he added.
NEW DELHI: Former Union Minister Ajay Maken on Saturday accused the BJP government of doing injustice to government employees, saying that the Modi government gave the worst recommendations in the seventh pay commission.Addressing a press conference here, he said: “The BJP has been known for its anti-government employee stand.” Maken also assured that if voted to power, the Congress will become the voice of the government employees and will fill the 22 lakh vacant posts and also regularise the jobs of the contractual workers. Also Read – CM urges Delhiites to help accident victims”In 2003, when the NDA was in power, they did not permit to form the committee for the sixth pay commission. And after coming to power in 2014, they gave the worst seventh pay commission recommendations,” he said. Maken, who is contesting from the New Delhi Lok Sabha seat against Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Meenakshi Lekhi, said there are about 35 per cent government employees in his parliamentary constituency and so he is raising the issue. Also Read – Kejriwal seeks Transport Dept’s views on odd-even exemption”In our times the government employees got about 40 per cent increment, while in the seventh pay commission recommendation the BJP government gave only 14.29 per cent increment,” he said, adding that the government also reduced several allowances to government officials. “Due to the seventh pay commission recommendations, the pay parity between the lower posts and the higher posts has increased significantly,” he added. The government has also accepted the recommendations of the seventh pay commission that there would be no eighth pay commission, Maken said. Maken alleged that 7 MPs from BJP did not care about the welfare of government employees & never raised the issue of government employees in the Parliament or outside through protests. The government employees were waiting to teach Delhi BJP MPs a lesson and vote them out. He said in contrast Congress leaders were active in raising the issue of government employees both inside & outside the Parliament. He further stated that Congress has a proven track record of taking care of the welfare of government employees.