Liga MX Talking Points: Tigres facing test

first_imgLiga MX Liga MX Talking Points: Tigres try to keep up home dominance, Patino states Pumas case Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon 06:27 10/21/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Andre-Pierre Gignac Javier Aquino Tigres Julio Cesar Aguilar Liga MX Tigres UANL Morelia v León Atlas v Tijuana Lobos BUAP v Cruz Azul Querétaro v Santos Laguna Tigres UANL v Toluca Pachuca v Puebla América v Necaxa Pumas v Monterrey Veracruz v Guadalajara Lobos BUAP León Guadalajara Cruz Azul Puebla Pachuca Veracruz Tijuana Morelia Necaxa Monterrey Querétaro Atlas Santos Laguna Toluca América Pumas Tigres can top Toluca to move up in the standings, the Pumas interim coach looks for a signature win and more. Goal previews the Liga MX weekend… It’s been a grueling week for nearly every Liga MX team. After the tragic earthquake in the center of the country moved Round 10 between Rounds 13 and 14, teams have been cris-crossing the country and trying to stay fresh while also not losing their spots in the table.After this weekend, teams – especially those no longer involved in Copa MX – will be able to return to the comfortable routine of one match a week. This weekend, only the strongest teams will be able to flex their muscle, while others will fall short of their goals. Let’s look at the slate that awaits us:Match of the Weekend … Tigres vs. TolucaRodrigo Salinas TolucaThird-place Toluca travels to fourth-place Tigres with each team feeling confident enough that they will take part in the Liguilla but still needing to shore up their positions.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Toluca has historically been strong against Tigres, losing just twice in the last 10 meetings. Few teams have gone into El Volcan and come out with a win recently. In fact, no team has done it this tournament with Tigres undefeated in their last dozen home league matches. They’ve outscored teams 31-7 in that time. Toluca needs significant contributions from its attack if the club is going to do anything to end that streak. The good news for Hernan Cristante is that over the past three matches, he’s had six different goalscorers, attack depth that would be the envy of many of the league’s other teams.Tigres haven’t been filling up the net as they often do, failing to capitalize on their chances last week in Leon and scoring just the early goal through Andre-Pierre Gignac in a midweek win over Veracruz. But with Toluca’s back line showing some deficiencies, they’ll have high hopes of again hitting multiple goals. It should be a good contest and one that could repeat itself in the Liguilla if things continue on their current path.It’s a big weekend for … David PatinoDavid Patino PumasDavid Patino has had brief spells in charge of Pumas before but after earning a draw and a victory in his first two matches of this spell as the interim, the coach isn’t being shy about his ambition to hold down the post.”I’m the ideal manager for this project, to be able to capitalize on everything I’ve learned since I’ve was part of the Pumas youth teams, everything I’ve learned from Guillermo Aguilar Alvarez, Miguel Mejia Baron, Memo Vazquez, Hector Sanabria and so many other coaches I’ve had,” Patino said in a news conference.”I hope this can last for a long time. I’m enjoying this,” he told Esto in an interview earlier this week.That enjoyment may only last as long as Pumas are showing good form, which to Patino’s credit they have in both games he’s overseen. Leon was a challenge, but a Monterrey team coming off a loss to Puebla will be a different one. Rayados may have put things in cruise control with their Liguilla spot all but secure, but they are a team whose attack will challenge Pumas’ back line. Patino has whipped that unit into shape, with the defense keeping a clean sheet against both Necaxa and Leon. Rogelio Funes Mori, Aviles Hurtado and Dorlan Pabon are a tougher test to pass.Should Patino’s unbeaten run continue, he’ll have a signature win and more evidence that he’s more than a former great on the field and loyal servant to the team, but also someone who can motivate the current incarnation to reach the heights the club did during his prime. Keep an eye on … Puebla making a push?Puebla MonterreyWhen Puebla hired veteran coach Enrique “Ojitos” Meza it had one victory in the Apertura and had scored just six goals. Now, La Franja have doubled their victory total, beating leader Monterrey 2-0 during the week after a draw in Meza’s debut. They’ve also scored a pair of goals in each encounter. Is Puebla about to be much better? We’ll see. After topping Rayados, Meza was quick to remind his team and the public that it’s just one match.”They look good and I think they’re aware because the large majority of them have important experience, so they know this only was one good victory,” Meza said. “It was an important victory … but we’ve only taken a step.”Will it be one step forward two steps back for Meza’s men when they travel to meet Pachuca this weekend? What would even constitute a resurgence for Puebla? A draw would count as progress. Pachuca has lost just once this Apertura at the Estadio Hidalgo (giving Chivas their only victory of the tournament, oddly enough). If Puebla is able to get all three points, Meza’s status as a miracle worker will be confirmed. More likely, Puebla will grow slowly under the manager – if the club is able to capture the momentum of a strong first week at all.Quote of the WeekNahuel Guzman Tigres “Recently, Tigres is one of the biggest teams in Mexico for the consistency of play, results, international competition, in terms of fans both at home and away. I think if you had to reconsider this list of ‘grandes’ if you wanted you’d have Tigres in the first or second spot.” – Tigres goalkeeper Nahuel GuzmanTigres may not have the heritage of Mexico’s four grandes: Club America, Chivas, Cruz Azul and Pumas. They may not have as much sustained success as those teams can point to in their past. But it’s tough to argue with the Argentine shot-stopper that Tigres have been one of the best teams in the league and boasted one of the largest fan bases in the recent past. They’ll look to top Toluca this weekend to keep padding that resume.last_img read more

SMU’s Yanick Moreira Tweets Frustration With Goaltend Call, Calls Out Kevin Durant, Apologizes To Fans

first_imgYanick Moreira called for questionable goaltend.In what was one of the craziest endings we’ve ever seen in an NCAA Tournament game, No. 6 seed SMU lost to No. 11 seed UCLA on a goaltending call. The call was somewhat questionable, but it gave the Bruins a one-point lead, eventually sending them into the Third Round with a 60-59 victory. Following the devastating loss, SMU senior forward Yanick Moreira, the recipient of the goaltending call, took to Twitter to express his frustration. I would like to apologize for all the SMU fans as senior I shouldn’t make those type of mistake.. I’m really sorry— Yanick Moreira (@Ymoreira35) March 19, 2015“@KDTrey5: Yep that was a goaltend.” You right ref thank you for end my college career pic.twitter.com/nhrrON0DQM— Yanick Moreira (@Ymoreira35) March 19, 2015These guys don’t deserve it . It really hurts . All those mile run in the summer all those 2 a day to end my college career like this— Yanick Moreira (@Ymoreira35) March 19, 2015Here’s the play. Was it the right call?last_img read more

Rice Football Signed A 7-Year-Old Boy With Leukemia In A Very Special Ceremony

first_imgRice Leukemia SigneeRice Leukemia SigneeThe Rice football program landed a very special recruit on Wednesday. Seven-year-old Ziggy Stoval-Redd, who is battling leukemia, signed with the Owls during a special signing ceremony. Accompanied by his mother and Rice head football coach David Bailiff, Ziggy received a warm round of applause from the Owl team. Here’s the video:Whenever stories like this pop up in the sports world, it always warms the heart a little bit.last_img

$52 Million Allocated to Asset Recovery Project

first_imgA total of $52 million has been allocated to the Caribbean Asset Recovery Project in the 2013/2014 Estimates of Expenditure, which is now before the House of Representatives.The project seeks to strengthen the Financial Investigative Division by providing technical assistance to build its criminal asset recovery capabilities in tackling serious crimes.It also purports to develop the capability of the judiciary in the preparation, presentation and hearing of financial crimes.Physical achievements include the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the government of Jamaica and the United Kingdom; and a Chief Technical Director has been put in place.Anticipated targets for the 2013/2014 fiscal year include: to improve preparation of prosecutor’s statement; to increase recovery of criminal assets; to increase public awareness of the benefits of recovering the proceeds of crime; training to improve the number of persons who can present proceeds of crime cases; and training to improve the number of magistrates and judges who have the requisite capability to hear proceeds of crime cases.The project is being funded through a grant from the Department for International Development and is scheduled to be completed by September 2015.By Latonya Linton, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

Facebook to release Russia ads beef up election integrity

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Facebook is slowly acknowledging the outsized — if unintended — role it played in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections.Bowing to pressure from lawmakers and the public, the company said it will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators, while also pledging to make political advertising on its platform more “transparent.”“I don’t want anyone to use our tools to undermine democracy,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook video and wrote in an accompanying post . “That’s not what we stand for.”The moves Thursday come amid growing pressure on the social network from members of Congress, who pushed Facebook to release the ads after the company disclosed their existence in early September. Facebook has already handed over the ads to the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.Facebook’s reluctance to be more forthcoming with information that could shed light on possible election interference has prompted the chairman of the Senate intelligence committee to call for the company to testify in its election-meddling probe.A MORE TRANSPARENT FACEBOOKIn one of the first steps Facebook has ever taken to open up its secretive advertising system to observation, the company will now require political ads to disclose both who is paying for them and all ad campaigns those individuals or groups are running on Facebook.That’s a key step that will allow outsiders to see how many different variants of a given ad are being targeted to various groups of individuals, a tactic designed to improve their effectiveness. At the moment, there’s no way for anyone but Facebook to track these political ads, or for recipients to tell who is sponsoring such messages.Since average users “don’t know if you’re seeing the same messages as everyone else,” Zuckerberg said, Facebook will “make it so you can visit an advertiser’s page and see the ads they’re currently running to any audience on Facebook.”The company will hire 250 more people in the next year to work on “election integrity,” Zuckerberg said.The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence panel would go farther. Virginia Sen. Mark Warner is writing a bill that would require social media companies to disclose who funded political ads, similar to rules on television broadcasters. In an interview with The Associated Press, Warner said he hoped to work with social-media companies on the bill.AND YET STILL SECRETIVEZuckerberg suggested that the company may not provide much information publicly, saying that the ongoing federal investigation will limit what he can reveal.The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee have sought to bring Facebook executives before their committee for the past couple of weeks. But critics say Facebook should go further. They say the company should tell its users how they might have been influenced by outside meddlers.The nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center, for instance, stressed again on Thursday that the company should make the ads public, “so that everyone can see the nature and extent of the use of Facebook accounts by Russia.”Zuckerberg also warned that Facebook can’t catch all undesirable material before it hits its social network.“I’m not going to sit here and tell you we’re going to catch all bad content in our system. We don’t check what people say before they say it, and frankly, I don’t think our society should want us to,” Zuckerberg said. But those who break the law or Facebook’s policies, he added, “are going to face consequences afterwards.”Facebook won’t catch everyone immediately, he added, but it can “make it harder to try to interfere.”FACEBOOK HAS COMPANY IN THE HOT SEATZuckerberg’s move came a day after Twitter confirmed that it will meet next week with staff of the Senate intelligence committee, which has been scrutinizing the spread of false news stories and propaganda on social media during the election.Warner said the committee wanted to hear from Twitter to learn more about the use of fake accounts and bot networks to spread misinformation.“Twitter deeply respects the integrity of the election process, a cornerstone of all democracies, and will continue to strengthen our platform against bots and other forms of manipulation that violate our Terms of Service,” the company said in a statement.__LoBianco reported from Washington. Associated Press Writers Mary Clare Jalonick and Chad Day contributed to this story from Washington.last_img read more

One dead 45 injured as bus falls into gorge in HP

first_imgShimla: One person was killed and 45 more injured when a bus they were travelling in fell into a gorge in Kullu district Thursday, police said. The accident took place near Shalang village in Lag Valley of Kullu, they said. Kullu Deputy Commissioner Yunus, Superintendent of Police Shalini Agnihotri and Sub Divisional Magistrate Anurag Chandra Sharma were at the spot of the accident, an official spokesperson said, adding that the injured were undergoing treatment at a regional hospital. The family of the deceased was provided Rs 40,000 as interim relief by the district administration, he added.last_img read more

Mens Hockey Lacking offense Ohio State suffers 41 loss to Notre Dame

Ohio State’s junior-forward Mason Jobst (26) steals the puck away from Notre Dame’s sophomore forward Mike O’Leary (19) during a Big Ten conference matchup at the Schottenstein Center on November 3, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. OSU lost 1-4. Credit: Alex Hulvalchick | For the LanternA comeback effort fell short for No. 16 Ohio State (5-2-2, 1-2-0-0 in Big Ten), as the Buckeyes fell 4-1 to No. 10 Notre Dame (5-3-1, 1-0-0-0 in Big Ten) in the Fighting Irish’s first conference game as a Big Ten school.The Fighting Irish dominated the scoreboard, netting three in the final frame to bury any chances of a comeback for Ohio State.Sophomore goalie Cale Morris stood tall for Notre Dame, making 23 saves. Redshirt junior goalie Sean Romeo stopped 14 shots for the Buckeyes.“At the end of the day you have to score more than one goal to win most times,” head coach Steve Rohlik said. “We had some chances, but again we have to clean some things up.”Six minutes into the first period, Notre Dame senior defenseman Justin Wade hit senior forward Matthew Weis with a cheap shot in the back. Wade’s hit earned him a game misconduct, which caused an ejection, and gave the Buckeyes a five-minute power play. But Ohio State was unable to convert on the man advantage opportunity.“That was pretty disappointing,” junior forward Mason Jobst said. “We just have to get it set up in the zone, they did a pretty good job at not even letting us get set up … we’ll bounce back tomorrow and get them.”The Fighting Irish did not take long to break the scoreless tie in period two, as sophomore forward Cal Burke found a sliver of space between the post and Romeo, and that was all it took to give Notre Dame a 1-0 lead. Senior defenseman Jordan Gross and freshman defenseman Matt Hellickson earned the assists on the play.The third period started with a frenzy of Ohio State chances. Sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski hit senior forward Kevin Miller on a two-on-one in the first minute, but Morris made the tough save. A few minutes later, both senior forward Luke Stork and Jobst missed on a near-open net as Morris was down, and still Notre Dame remained ahead a goal.Notre Dame doubled its lead shortly after these chances on a goal by junior forward Dylan Malmquist in front of Romeo. Ohio State didn’t take long to answer this time, as senior defenseman Janik Moser ripped a one-timer from the point off a faceoff win by Jobst to cut the deficit to 2-1 with 12 minutes left in the game.The Buckeyes never capitalized on the momentum, as Notre Dame scored two insurance goals late in the game to hand Ohio State its first loss in seven games. The first came from sophomore forward Cam Morrison, who hit in a rebound over Romeo off a shot by sophomore defenseman Andrew Peeke.“We had a few breakdowns and that can’t happen,” junior defenseman Sasha Larocque said. “Overall we did play a pretty solid game, we were ready for them, we just can’t be breaking down like we did.”Notre Dame finished the game off with an empty netter by freshman forward Colin Theisen to take a commanding 4-1 lead with 34.7 seconds left in the game.“For the most part defensively we played a pretty good hockey game against a good quality team like that, but when we did break down, you can’t break down like we did for a couple of those goals,” Rohlik said.Ohio State and Notre Dame face off again at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Schottenstein Center. read more

Sarri announces Kovacics debut

first_imgThe Chelsea manager expects the Croatian midfielder to play for at least 30 minutes today in the Premier LeagueMateo Kovacic’s debut with Chelsea will happen today when The Blues host Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.At least that’s what Chelsea’s manager Maurizio Sarri told the reporters during the team’s press conference before the match.“I think Mateo will be very useful for us. He’s a very technical player,” he told Football London.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“At this moment, he has to work. I think he’s not ready now for 90 minutes, but maybe, tomorrow [today], for the first 30 or the last 30 minutes he could be used.”“I expect a lot from him because, for me, he’s a very great player. In my opinion, he can improve more,” he commented.Asked where he might play in Chelsea, Sarri responded about the faith of the midfielder.“I think he can play in any of the three positions in midfield. He’s a very good offensive player, but he has improved in the defensive phase in the last two years in Madrid.”last_img read more

Emery praises Arsenal teenage star Bukayo Saka

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery was full of praise for Bukayo Saka’s “big personality” after their 1-0 Europa League win against Qarabag FKThe 17-year-old winger made his full debut for the Arsenal senior team on Thursday night and impressed greatly in the second-half at the Emirates Stadium.In fact, Saka nearly capped off a superb performance by becoming the club’s youngest goalscorer in Europe after shooting the ball into Qarabag goalkeeper Vagner’s face in the dying moments.“Every young player, we have the responsibility to give them chances, first to train with us and to be demanding with their performances,” said Emery on Arsenal.com.“We give them these chances in the games like today, when we can do that. They show us in every match positive things.“Today Saka also played with a good performance, with a very big personality and we were speaking at half-time.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“His personality is very important for us to continue trying to go 1v1 and break lines with his quality.“He played with a very big personality and sometimes with a very good performance.“It’s very important for his confidence and for us also, because we can look at this player and see quality to help us.”Alexandre Lacazette scored the only goal of the game as Arsenal finished as Group E winners with 16 points from six games.The Gunners will next take a trip to St Mary’s to face Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday.last_img read more

Brothers Café Granted Rate Reduction Due To Construction

first_imgThe resolution allows Kenai City Manager Paul Ostrander to reduce the percentage of gross receipts paid to the City be reduced from 10% to 5% for the months of February, March, April, and May 2019. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai City Council approved a resolution at their meeting on Wednesday to reduce the rate paid by Brother’s Cafe to the City of Kenai amid ongoing construction. The request was submitted by Hamilton on February 13 and stated that customer dissatisfaction with noise, parking, and terminal navigation, is impacting the business. Navarre: “When you’re disrupted in business, when you pay 5% of your gross sales, that doesn’t mean you make money when there is all this disruption and everything going on.” center_img The resolution was introduced by Vice Mayor Tim Navarre following a request from Jim Hamilton, owner of Brothers’ Café, requesting a temporary rate reduction in the percentage of gross receipts paid to the City due to loss of business since the terminal construction project started in October 2018. Construction is scheduled to wrap up December 1.last_img read more

Condé Nast Snatches Time Inc SVP to Head Consumer Marketing

first_img“We want our readers to engage with our brands in a variety of ways, and we feel our success will be based on being able to provide our content seamlessly across every appropriate platform that exists now and in the future,” Sauerberg told FOLIO:. “We want to take that engagement and continue to try to increase it and revalue the consumer proposition. We want to do that with our magazines and our Web sites and our digital applications.”Before taking on the SVP of corporate digital development at Time Inc., Ray served as vice president and general manager at Entertainment Weekly. Prior to that she served as SVP and general manager of Time Inc. Interactive. Not long after promoting its consumer marketing group president to president of the company, Condé Nast has appointed Monica Ray executive vice president of consumer marketing, overseeing consumer sales and marketing for the company’s entire portfolio. Ray’s appointment is effective September 20.Currently, Ray serves as senior vice president of corporate digital development at Time Inc. According to Condé Nast president Robert Sauerberg, Ray’s “extensive experience in the areas of consumer marketing and digital product innovation will be critical as we expand our consumer-focused efforts.”In a recent Q+A with FOLIO:, Sauerberg said that while Condé Nast’s portfolio of 20+ print magazines is still at the company’s core, technology and consumer expectations have “changed dramatically” and one of its big goals is to increase its consumer touch points and to “monetize all of those optimally.”last_img read more

Lifx teases colorchanging candelabra bulbs at CES 2019

first_img CES 2019 CNET Smart Home Tags Mentioned Above Lifx Tile Check out all the smart home products at CES 2019 Best Buy Review • Smart, multicolor Lifx Tiles might drive you up the wall CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Multicolor candelabra bulbs, coming soon from Lifx. Ry Crist/CNET Lifx is adding color-changing candelabra bulbs to its lineup of smart LED lights, the company tells me at CES 2019 here in Las Vegas. Pricing isn’t set yet, but Lifx expects them to launch in the third quarter of 2019. What makes these lights especially interesting is that they can put out multiple colors at once — a fairly uncommon feature, even among larger-sized smart bulbs. That lets them simulate a flickering flame, or put out some of the same animated, tie-dye-type effects that you get with the multicolor Lifx Tile wall panels. The controls for the bulbs are similar to the Tiles, too. Along with controlling and automating them, you’ll be able to paint designs onto each bulb by dragging your finger over a bulb-shaped canvas in the Lifx app. Lifx tells me that each color-changing diode inside of the bulb is its own individual zone of light. That adds up to a total of 30 zones that you can paint colors across. lifx-cnadelabra-bulbs-appEnlarge ImageYou can paint colors onto the bulb by dragging your finger across a bulb-shaped canvas in the Lifx app. Ry Crist/CNET Beyond basic color control, Lifx claims that it sees growing interest in smart lighting that feels artistic and expressive. “It feels like the tide is shifting,” Lifx CEO Tim Peters tells me, expressing hope that the candelabra bulbs will help scratch that itch for its customers. The question is how much these things will ultimately cost at launch. It’ll likely be a lot. Color-changing candelabra bulbs from Philips Hue currently sell for about $50 each — and those only put out one color at a time. It wouldn’t surprise me if the multicolor Lifx versions cost even more, which could fast get prohibitively expensive for folks looking to upgrade a fixture with multiple bulbs in it. When we know more on that front, we’ll let you know — and expect a full review from the CNET Smart Home as soon as the bulbs arrive. Google Assistant CES Products Alexa Philips Siri Apple HomeKit See It See it 52 Photos Lifx Tile Light Bulbs Post a comment 0 $189 Share your voice Preview • Light up your walls with Lifx Tile LED panels CES 2019: Every story so far: It’s the year’s biggest tech show. CES 2019 schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. $193last_img read more

Dozens of Texas Districts Must Improve Failing Schools – Or Outside Managers

first_img Share Dozens of school districts across Texas — including Houston — are currently on track to face tough, new sanctions, if their elected officials don’t improve chronically failing schools by next August.The Texas Education Commissioner could replace the school boards in all those districts, following a tough “no excuses” law passed by state lawmakers in 2015.“It changes our focus from the level of the campus to the absolute top — where I think needs to be  — sort of school boards and superintendents,” said Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath at a hearing last August.The option to install a board of managers has been available to the commissioner before. But it’s usually reserved for districts with widespread academic struggles as well as financial mismanagement.This law, known as House Bill 1842, allows the commissioner to appoint outside managers if a district has even one campus that chronically fails the state’s standards for five or more years. Then, the district’s elected officials could face the consequences – and lose their jobs.News 88.7 analyzed the data from the Texas Education Agency and found more than forty districts that could see an outside board of managers as early as next year, if their school ratings don’t change by 2018.On the list: the Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio districts.“The stakes are going to be very high this year. If districts don’t begin to see some improvements, then some of those more difficult choices under the law are going to start to come into play,” said David Thompson, an attorney with the firm Thompson and Horton.The Houston Independent School District could end up becoming the poster child for the law’s sanctions and strict timeline. It’s the biggest district in Texas, with more than 200,000 students and a $2 billion budget. Plus, it has the most schools — more than a dozen — that have missed the state’s standards for three or more years. In Texas education parlance, they’re labeled “improvement required.”“While I think it’s unfair, it’s also incumbent upon us to do our jobs. And one school with multiple years of (improvement required) is too many,” said HISD trustee Rhonda Skillern-Jones.She represents Kashmere High School, which has failed state standards for the last seven years. That’s the worst record of any campus in the state. Several other campuses in her district in Northeast Houston are struggling to meet state standards as well.Laura Isensee/Houston Public MediaStudents on a youth council and members of a community board helped create a new Kashmere Success Center on campus to provide wrap-around services for students. The marching band celebrated the opening in 2016.Other HISD schools that have persistently missed state standards: Wheatley and Worhing high schools.“And so I think it’s critical that we move the needle for these kids. But more importantly, for the kids. Not because we need to stay compliant with the law,” Skillern-Jones added.Some intermediate steps spelled out in the law have already happened, primarily two-year turnaround plans for the struggling campuses.But the clock is ticking for districts to improve all the chronically failing campuses – or face the consequences.“This bill is designed on a fundamental basis of what gets measured, gets fixed,” said state Sen. Paul Bettencourt, R-Houston.“You know, is it going to be eight years? Is it going to be 12 years? You just can’t look the other way anymore.”And now, Texas education officials are watching closely.“I don’t think we can sit back and kind of arm-chair quarterback and complain about under-performing teachers at  an individual campus when in fact it’s the leadership at the district level that sets the stages whether they can succeed or not,” Morath told Bettencourt and other senators last year.Morath previously was a school board trustee himself in Dallas, until Gov. Greg Abbott named him the state’s education chief.“I used to quip when I was on the school board before that, you know, there are not enough layers in the bureaucracy to protect teachers from our foolishness,” Morath said. X 00:00 /04:03 00:00 /01:11 Listen center_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen X Across Texas, local voters elect their board of trustees, who then hire the superintendent, guide policy and set the budget for their local public schools.That’s why some view the risk of an outside board of managers as an extreme option.Thompson described it as an “almost nuclear option of the governance of an entire community’s schools.”“If you think about it, you’re not just telling the school board, ‘We don’t think you’re doing a good job.’ You’re literally telling a community, ‘We don’t think you as a community are capable of governing yourselves,’” he explained.The Texas Education Agency declined to comment for this story, saying they had to wait until the agency officially releases 2017 school ratings later this month.But Thompson said that he’s concerned Texas is ratcheting up sanctions while it shrinks financial support.“Setting standards or requirements and then not providing the means to meet those requirements isn’t accountability. It is simply punishment,” he said.“And there is a lot of concern among school districts that – to use an old Texas phrase – the state is all hat and no cattle.”The commissioner could choose another option. Instead of suspending elected officials, he could close low-performing campuses.Laura IsenseeIn HISD, and other Texas independent school districts, local voters elect trustees to direct policy, set budgets and hire the superintendent.In Houston, HISD trustee Skillern-Jones said that she would rather lose her job than close a school like Kashmere High.“Put in a board of managers and that affects nine board members’ lives,” she said. “You close the school down, especially one like Kashmere, you affect 500 families and kids. And I think that’s not the correct action to take.”Because, she said, when schools close, the community suffers and poverty snowballs even more.School districts like Houston will know more where they stand after the state released the 2017 school accountability ratings later this month.Some districts could improve and escape the risk of a state take-over.For others that still have persistently low-performing schools, the pressure could increase, because then, the process to appoint a board of managers – or close campuses – will ramp up with one more year of low ratings in 2018. Houston ISDNews 88.7 found more than 40 Texas school districts that could see an outside board of managers as early as next year, if their school ratings don’t change by 2018.last_img read more

Documentary Examines Rise Of Militant NeoNazi Groups

first_img Share pbs.orgRiots in Charlottesville, Va. between Alt-Right demonstrators and counter protesters in 2017.Last month, a Frontline documentary called Documenting Hate: New American Nazis aired on PBS. The investigation from Frontline and ProPublica examines a neo-Nazi group that has actively recruited inside the U.S. military and how it’s gained strength after the 2017 Charlottesville rally, that erupted in violence.In the audio above, Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin talks with A.C. Thompson, a reporter with ProPublica, and correspondent for Frontline.Related Link: https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2018/11/21/312814/pbs-frontline-documentary-follows-neo-nazi-group-to-houston/last_img read more

Renew Football Season Tickets Enter for Giveways

first_img Print Friendly Version Season Ticket Renewal Story Linkscenter_img LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A new era of University of Louisville football was launched last December with the hiring of head coach Scott Satterfield, and fans can be a part of all the action by renewing their season tickets.The UofL ticket office has announced a number of exciting renewal incentives to ensure fans get an opportunity to be a part of the 2019 home schedule which features the season opener versus Notre Dame on Labor Day night and a visit from Clemson, the 2018 defending national champions.Fans who get a jump on purchasing season tickets will have the opportunity to win numerous prizes from an away game travel experience, gift cards from local sponsors, an opportunity to watch a preseason practice and a chance to win up to four seasons tickets to the six-game home schedule.To take advantage of this exciting opportunity, fans should renew their 2019 Louisville football season tickets. Once renewed, fans will automatically be entered into the drawings.If fans have already renewed their tickets, they will be auto-enrolled into the rewards drawings. Accounts must be paid in full or have begun the payment program to qualify for entry. Tickets must be renewed prior to noon on the day of the prize selection to be eligible.The first winner will be selected live on February 6. Winners will be announced every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until the grand prize drawing on March 1. All renewed accounts will be eligible for the grand prize drawing, which is up to four free season tickets. Winning smaller prizes throughout the renewal program will not exclude fans from winning the grand prize.To renew your season tickets click hereFans are encouraged to follow @GoCards on Twitter visit or gocards.com/fbrenew each week to check out the weekly winner.For additional information, please contact the UofL Athletic Ticket Office at 502- 852-5151 or by email at tickets@gocards.com.Season Ticket Renewal PrizesFeb. 6 – Away Game Travel Experience for 2 (1 winner)Feb. 8 – $25 Fourth Street Live gift cards (25 winners)Feb. 11 – Participate in Card March (12 winners)Feb. 13 – $50 Liquor Barn gift card (1 winner)Feb. 15 – $50 Cardinal Stadium Concessions Vouchers (20 winners)Feb. 18 – $250 Kroger Gift Card (2 winners)Feb. 20 – Season Long Parking Upgrades (5 winners)Feb. 22 – Subs for a Year from Penn Station (10 winners)Feb. 25 – Exclusive PreSeason Practice Experience (10 winners)Feb. 27 – ULGC Foursome (5 winners)Mar. 1 – Four 2019 Season Ticketslast_img read more

Player Spotlight on Riley Schindler

first_imgEpisode 8: Riley SchindlerThe Riley Schindler FileNumber: 4Full name: Riley Michele SchindlerNickname: RiClass: SophomorePosition: OutfielderBats/Throws: R/RHometown:  Borden, Ind.   High School: BordenTravel Team: OC EliteMajor: Sport AdministrationFun Fact: She was a cheerleader for eight years. Print Friendly Version The University of Louisville Softball Player Spotlight series features short interviews with each of the Cardinals’ players. Episode eight features sophomore Riley Schindler. Story Linkslast_img read more

PEOPLE Trafalgar draws winner for European Highlights contest

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Share Samantha KniggeTORONTO — Vancouver Flight Centre agent Samantha Knigge has been drawn as the winner of Trafalgar’s European Highlights contest that ran in the Europe edition of Travel Professional.Trafalgar’s nine-day ‘European Highlights’ includes accommodation for eight nights, 11 meals, all land transfers, luxury air-conditioned coachs, hand-picked Insider Experience, all porterage and restaurant gratuities, must-see sighseeing experience and surprise extras, an expert travel director and VIP entry to many of the sights.“I am so happy to receive this opportunity Travelweek and Trafalgar. I have been selling and recommending Trafalgar to all of my clients in my three years in the travel industry. All of my clients who I send away come back telling me how amazing their experience was, so I am so excited to experience it firsthand. I can’t wait to learn more about this fantastic company so I can continue to pass on my knowledge to many more clients,” said Kinge about her win.For more about Trafalgar, go to trafalgar.com.For more travel agent contests, go to travelweek.ca/contests. Tuesday, April 18, 2017 [PEOPLE] Trafalgar draws winner for ‘European Highlights’ contestcenter_img Posted by Tags: Contests, People, Trafalgar Travelweek Group last_img read more

Rep Maturens real estate transfer tax fairness measure signed into law

first_img State Rep. David Maturen’s plan providing equity related to a tax charged when people sell real estate is now part of Michigan law.A seller whose home has lost value generally does not have to pay Michigan’s real estate transfer tax. Maturen’s new law – signed by Gov. Rick Snyder this week – will extend the same exemption to someone who bought vacant land, builds a house, and then sells the house.“This change addresses a circumstance that is rare, but was not adequately addressed in previous law,” said Maturen, of Vicksburg. “This is an equitable and fair solution that treats all sellers who have lost value in a home the same – whether they bought land with a home already on it, or bought vacant land and then built a home.”The legislation allows a property’s original state equalized value to be determined at the time a certificate of occupancy is issued for the residence. The home must qualify for a principal residence exemption.House Bill 4643 is now Public Act 172.### Categories: Maturen News,News 12Jun Rep. Maturen’s real estate transfer tax fairness measure signed into lawlast_img read more

Scandinavian online movie service Voddler is launc

first_imgScandinavian online movie service Voddler is launching a service that lets customers buy movies and store them in the cloud.Under the new service customers can store purchased movies on Voddler’s network, which can then be accessed on various devices including PCs, smartphones and tablets by logging into their Voddler account. Users will also be able to download the movies.At launch, Voddler is offering 200 titles to purchase for between SEK69 (€8) and SEK139. Voddler’s rental service currently costs between SEK19 and SEK37 per film.“Film buyers would like to not have the hassle of remembering where they put their bought movies, regardless of [whether] it’s a physical disc or a downloaded file. A cloud-purchased movie is accessible everywhere where you have an internet-connected screen. You buy it once and access it everywhere. At the same time, we recognise that some consumers still prefer to keep the file themselves, so we also offer traditional downloading,” said Anders Sjöman, Voddler’s head of communication.Voddler launched its service in 2010 and has deals in place with 35 studios. It faces stiff competition from other operators including Netflix, Lovefilm and MTG’s Viaplay service.last_img read more

Make sure you have a neutral setting Dont talk t

first_imgMake sure you have a neutral setting. Don’t talk to the child about liberty, obedience, or anything along those lines before asking the question. Make sure that you are feeling neutral too. You should want to know the child’s opinion, sincerely. If the child answers more than a simple ‘Yes’ or ‘No,’ write down precisely what they say. Then, if necessary, write down your interpretation of what the child said and why you interpreted their meaning that way. We’re all born knowing the truth, but by the time you’re four or five years old, they’ve beaten it out of you. – Attributed to Bob Dylan I think I’d be a bit more charitable than Mr. Dylan; I’d say that we’ve only had the truth partly beaten out of us by the age of five. I think truth endures in us, at least to a significant extent, up till puberty, after which it is beaten into submission over the next decade or so. The Crazy Years We all have experience with the tumultuous years that begin with puberty: First we are slapped with a rush of hormones. That triggers a reproductive imperative. That’s crazy-making enough, but then we find ourselves inside of a rigid, status-based system… a system that massively influences all of our potential mates. That’s a recipe for the corruption of thought, and it does corrupt our thoughts. Orson Welles was an unusually clear-thinking and experienced child… far more experienced than average. He spent his days (he was what we’d now call home schooled) reading the works of Shakespeare and all the existing Greek tragedies, repetitively. As a man, Orson was once interviewed about his young days. The interviewer asked what he had thought of teenagers. Orson replied, “I thought they were absolutely insane.” I think all of us can understand why. Getting to the Truth So, if we want to get a glimpse of human nature before it’s stressed and shaped during the crazy years, we should really go to pre-teens. Granted, kids are not the pure saints they are sometimes imagined to be… and it is true that these kids are already sexualized and trained in status these days… but there remains, in most of them, some residue of honest thinking. They have not yet been dragged all the way into the conformist way of mind. My hypothesis is that most of us are born as natural libertarians – having a built-in bias toward liberty. And I have a clean way of testing this idea: Go to pre-teens, in a neutral setting, and ask them a very simple question: Shouldn’t you be allowed to do anything you want, as long as you don’t hurt anyone? My guess is that the results would show a large majority agreeing with the statement, and the younger the respondent, the higher the percentage. A Challenge to You I’d like to propose we actually run such an experiment. I’ll be pleased to coordinate and publish the data. In order to ensure that the results are meaningful, I recommend the following: After you write down the answer, feel free to continue the discussion with the child if fitting, but not if there are other study participants in the area. Keep them neutral.    Can I ask you a question? I want to know what you think about this. Since children have notoriously short attention spans, ask the question only after you have calmed them and centered their attention. I suggest something like this: As I say, I’ll be pleased to tabulate and publish the results if one or more of our readers want to run the experiment. I think the results might be very interesting… and quite possibly very useful. Paul Rosenberg FreemansPerspective.comlast_img read more