Governor Wolf Announces Conversion of Former Nursing Home into STEM-Education Classrooms in Bucks County SHARE Email Facebook Twitter August 23, 2018 Education, Infrastructure, Innovation, PAsmart, Press Release, Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding to convert a former nursing home into STEM curriculum classrooms and collaborative learning spaces for Villa Joseph Marie High School, an all-girls Catholic college preparatory school in Holland, Bucks County.“I am proud to make this investment in Bucks County to prepare more students, particularly girls, for careers in high-growth technology fields,” said Governor Wolf. “Pennsylvania is already among the national leaders in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, and expanding training opportunities like this will help ensure that we have a talented and trained workforce that companies need for these good-paying jobs.”Villa Joseph Marie High School was awarded a $1 million grant to renovate the second floor of the north wing of St. Joseph’s Hall into a series of classrooms that include a new media center, a video and sound recording studio, robotics lab, technology makerspace, academic strategies center, and small group instruction space, as well as math, science and all-purpose classrooms. The conversion of St. Joseph’s Hall into education space was also supported by a $500,000 grant in 2017.Workforce development is a key initiative of the Wolf Administration. The Villa Joseph Marie High School expansion will foster a strong learning environment for STEM education for girls, an under-represented demographic in many STEM industries. Enrollment space at the school will increase by 80 students, and 12 new faculty are expected to be hired as a result of the expansion.“Women and girls are historically unrepresented in the STEM fields, though we’re starting to gain ground,” said state Rep. Helen Tai, D-Bucks. “This investment will open so many new worlds for the girls at Villa Joseph Marie and the returns from it will reach far beyond the school campus. Promoting strong educational opportunities in STEM will produce a workforce well-suited to keep Pennsylvania and women at the forefront of innovation and technology. I thank Governor Wolf for recognizing the value of this project in advancing job creation through education and wish the students and administrators of Villa Joseph Marie all the best as their state-of-the-art facility moves forward.”Supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), funding will support critical expansion projects, some of which will provide opportunities for additional economic development.
The Mount Sentinel Wildcats look to play their best volleyball of the season as the South Slocan school hosts the BC High School A Girl’s Championships through Saturday at the Selkirk College gymnasium in Castlegar.The Wildcats are seeded eighth entering the 16-team tournament, but have few of key players returning to action this weekend.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the Cats as Team of the Week. The team includes, Leanne Kabatoff, Maya Mierau, Samantha Shkuratoff, Lauren Spurge, Simone Chernoff, Victoria Peebles, Teya Makortoff, Kalina Spurge and coach Joe Moreira.
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The practitioners will function as a team as they work with physicians already in Fort St. John in providing services such as annual physical exams, patient counselling, health promotion, immunizations, diagnosing and treating short term acute illnesses, and monitoring and treating chronic illnesses.In a release Health Minister Terry Lake said, “By bringing in three new nurse practitioners, we’re helping toaddress patient needs in Fort St. John and continue to address the need for primary care services in the community. High-quality primary care from doctors, nurse practitioners and other health professionals is the centrepiece of our health-care system. Primary-care services help people stay healthier, better manage their chronic conditions,and ultimately saves the health care system money.”It’s expected the recruitment will completed in the next few months, with the new staff beginning work soon after. As a result of the urgency of the situation and to aid in the recruitment, the government is providing funding for a temporary living allowance, and moving expenses.- Advertisement -In the same release Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm stated, “This is a good step forward for Fort St. John, and I know I echo others when I say residents will appreciate the positive effect more nurse practitioners will have on the community. Together, we are also supporting the drive to have more doctors come, which helps make FortSt. John an attractive place for families, and a great place to start a career in health.”
22 January 2013Champions Zambia were held to a 1-1 draw by Ethiopia despite the Wayla Antelopes having goalkeeper Jemal Tassew sent off in the first half of their 2013 Africa Cup of Nations clash at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Monday.Nigeria and Burkina Faso also drew 1-1 in the match that followed at the same venue, leaving the four teams in Group C on equal footing with two more group games to play.The two Group C draws took the tally of draws to five in six matches. Only Mali, which defeated Niger with an 84th minute strike by captain Seydou Keita in a Group B clash, has enjoyed the taste of victory.After the clash between Zambia and Ethiopia, Chipolopolo coach Herve Renard paid tribute to goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene for his performance, which included saving a penalty taken by Salahdin Said. “Today we have to thank our goal keeper because without Kennedy Mweene maybe it could have been a very bad result. I think we deserved today what we got,” he said.Struggling for formConsidering that the Zambians are the defending champions and Ethiopia is playing in the Afcon finals for the first time since 1982, that is quite some statement to make. The Zambians, though, have not been in good form leading up to the Afcon finals.Since beating South Africa 1-0 in the Nelson Mandela Challenge in November, they have lost to Tanzania and Angola, and drawn with Morocco.Afcon 2013 should be an ideal opportunity for the Zambians to defend their title. Many of their players are with South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) clubs, while many others have used the PSL as a stepping stone to a move overseas. They know the conditions, but desperately need to find a spark to ignite their campaign.One man who could provide it is Collins Mbesuma, who scored their goal against Ethiopia. He was a sensation with South African glamour side Kaizer Chiefs before moving abroad. He has since returned to South Africa, and is currently with Orlando Pirates. His form appears to be on the up.Sucker punchZambia’s Chipolopolo had the better of the game after the dismissal of goalkeeper Tassew for an appalling challenge, but the Ethiopians caught them out with a sucker punch when Adane Girma netted in the 65th minute.Saladine Said, despite his penalty miss, was the Antelopes’ best player and posed a strong threat on the attack. He should be a familiar face to South African fans: he scored Ethiopia’s oal in a 1-1 draw with Bafana Bafana in June 2012, which proved to be coach Pitso Mosimane’s last game in charge. He was subsequently replaced by Gordon Igesund.A large number of passionate and loud Ethiopian fans, probably about 20 000-strong, also made their support known, and it’s something that could really boost the Antelopes’ campaign.Nigeria and Burkina Faso shared a 1-1 draw too, thanks to a goal at the death by Alain Traore, which earned the Stallions a share of the spoils.The Nigerians enjoyed the better of the contest, but the sending off of Efe Ambrose with 15 minutes to play, after he picked up a second yellow card, gave Burkina Faso a one-man advantage.The Super Eagles led 1-0 after an Emmanuel Emenike goal in the 23rd minute and it appeared that the two-time champions were on their way to the top of the Group C standings.Last kick of the gameFour minutes of time were added on at the end of regulation time and with the very last kick of the game, Traore netted for Burkina Faso. Godfrey Obobona, who up until then had been very solid at the back, had a chance to clear the ball, but made a mess of his effort and Traore capitalised on the defender’s mistake to score.John Obi Mikel starred for the Super Eagles in the midfield, starting attack after attack with his incisive passes, while goal scorer Emmanuel Emenike, who played only an hour, also showed up well, as did substitute striker Ikechukwu Uche, who lifted the energy of the Nigerian attack.Jonathan Pitroipa, who set up Traore for the equaliser, was Burkina Faso’s best player, industrious and creative. Florent Rouamba excelled on defence, while substitute Wildred Sanou provided good width and crosses. Goal scorer, Alain Traore, a 65th minute substitute, also impressed with his movement and interplay.Waiting for a sparkAfcon 2013 is yet to take off, though, as the tournament is waiting for a team to stamp its authority on the tournament.The Group B clash between Ghana and the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday provided excellent entertainment, but no team has yet thrust itself forward as a potential champion. That could change on Tuesday when Cote d’Ivoire, the highest ranked team in Africa at 14th in the Fifa world rankings, takes on 77th- ranked Togo.The Ivorians are loaded with big name players, and the tournament needs some of these players to show why they are big names for Afcon 2013 to take off. Five draws in six games is a so-so showing so far.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
South Africa’s National Development Plan has a new brand identity and logo designed to inspire all citizens to work towards the vision of eliminating poverty and reducing inequality by the year 2030.The new look for the country’s blueprint for a more prosperous future was launched by Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe in Pretoria on Sunday.At the launch, Radebe called on South Africans to play their part in reaching the goals of the NDP by taking part in the new brand identity’s roll-out campaigns.“As South Africans, let us use this NDP brand identity to build a truly democratic, united, non-sexist, non-racial and prosperous South Africa,” he said.The NDP, adopted in 2012, is the product of hundreds of interactions with South Africans, input from tens of thousands of people, extensive research and robust debate throughout the country.It is a plan to unite South Africans, unleash the energies of its citizens, grow an inclusive economy, build capabilities, and enhance the capability of the state and leaders working together to solve complex problems.Radebe said the new NDP communication strategy will be rolled out in phases to showcase how the NDP – popularly known as Vision 2030 – can change people’s lives.Watch:He said different sectors of society – artists, business, labour, people living in rural areas, the media and more – have a role to play to ensure the goals of the NDP are met by 2030.“We welcome existing initiatives by people who are playing their part,” he said. “The Eziko Production Group, for example, has developed an edu-play on the NDP and its key critical areas. This edu-play is exemplary of a socially cohesive society that strives for a common national identity.“There are also young entrepreneurs from Cape Town who have developed a business idea called Eza Sekasi Fridays. This demonstrates the creation of decent employment in the townships to champion the NDP.“This initiative is a stimulus for the statement made by young people, who adopted the National Youth Policy and declared that they do not want a hand-out – but a hand up,” Radebe said.He said he realised the NDP was alive when, during Youth Month in June, a young man from Mthatha told him about his success story of forming a vegetable growers’ association to ensure food security, economic viability and creation of jobs in his community.“Government welcomes the partnership with business and labour to rally around the NDP in ensuring that there is a collective effort in workplace conflict reduction and improved cooperation between government, organised business and organised labour,” Radebe said.He thanked business and labour for having thrown their weight behind the NDP and for partnering with the government to ensure that they work towards the targets identified in the plan.SouthAfrica.info reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using SouthAfrica.info material
Congratulations to the award recipients at the 2012 New South Wales Touch Association Blues Dinner.Affiliate of the YearSouthern SunsGriffith Touch AssociationSydney RebelsBankstown Jets Touch AssociationSydney MetsPenrith Touch AssociationSydney ScorpionsNorthern Suburbs Touch AssociationHunter Western HornetsDubbo Touch Association Northern EaglesArmidale Touch AssociationNSWTA Affiliate of the Year Dubbo Touch AssociationAdministrator of the Year Southern SunsNick Altin (Griffith Touch Association)Sydney RebelsJohn Ryan (Eastern Suburbs Touch Association)Sydney MetsMargaret Thornton (Penrith Touch Association)Sydney ScorpionsSue Jones (Manly Warringah Touch Association)Hunter Western HornetsShane Hayne (Berkeley Vale Touch Association)Northern EaglesPeta Devine (Gunnedah Touch Association)NSWTA Administrator of the Year Nick Altin (Griffith Touch Association)The ‘Matthew Medal’ – Referee of the YearDavid Baggio (Wagga Wagga Touch Association)Selector of the YearBarry Gibson (Manly Warringah Touch Association)Junior Coach of the YearBelinda Caruso (Wallsend Touch Association)Coach of the YearWade Jenkins (Eastern Suburbs Touch Association)NSWTA Region of the YearHunter Western HornetsSenior Female Player of the YearAnnette Mounsey (Wollongong Touch Association)Senior Male Player of the YearGarry Sonda (Eastern Suburbs Touch Association)Junior Female Player of the YearLaura Peattie (Manly Warringah Touch Association)Junior Male Player of the YearJosh Rozairo (Bankstown Touch Association)Female Player of the YearLouise Winchester (Canterbury Bankstown Touch Association)Male Player of the YearDylan Hennessey (Hornsby Touch Association)Stay tuned to www.nswtouch.com.au for all of the latest stories from the 2012 NSWTA Blues Dinner and the NSWTA YouTube channel for all of the highlights – www.youtube.com/nswta. Related LinksNSWTA Award Recipients
VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Province of British Columbia has announced that it will be making investments in creating more access to literacy programs for adult learners.According to the Government, $2.4 million will be shared among 94 community adult literacy programs that are run by 69 different service providers.Societies and Organizations within Northeast B.C. to receive funding, through Northern Lights College, include the Fort St. John Literacy Society, Dawson Creek Literacy Society, Chetwynd Public Library, and Tumbler Ridge Public Library. Funding will go towards supporting both adult and family literacy programs.The Government says more than 700,000 British Columbians are estimated to have significant literacy challenges, with 45 percent of adults in B.C. having some difficulty with daily living tasks due to limited literacy skills.
April is National Stress Awareness Month. And as we all know, we’re all stressed in some way or the other. According to a recent survey, 52 per cent of working professionals in the US say their jobs are stressful. Throughout the world, there is a lot of research going on to address stress-related problems that may be linked to every serious health problem that we know of from depression, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, obesity to even cancer. The need for stress relief products is growing in popularity with each passing day. However, there are cheap and easily available ways to address this. Medical research has shown that spending time in nature can reduce symptoms of mental and physical ailments and boost the body’s production of immune cells and cancer-fighting proteins. Other studies show that spending just 20 minutes in nature can greatly reduce a person’s stress levels — and people who live close to birds and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress. In the modern world, where life-threatening situations are encountered rarely, stress itself is playing that role. Especially when it comes to kids, the “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” theory doesn’t work anymore. But the pursuit of a stress-free life is not healthy and many opine stress is like exercise, it’s pretty uncomfortable at the time but that does build stamina and strength. Stress is really just the body’s response to a challenge. Hence, the whole idea should be how to approach stress. Getting affected is strictly restricted to our handling abilities. It depends on us to wield our experience to address stress as either manageable or deadly. It is impossible to avoid stress in today’s society but how to deal with it is in our hands and that in turn, determines our mental, emotional and physical health conditions. Not everyone responds to stress in the same manner. Stress appears to manifest itself differently in men and women. A person’s genetic makeup also helps explain why some thrive on stress while for others it can trigger a devastating mental illness. Stress is unavoidable and according to scientists, the quest for a stress-free existence is likely to be futile. In the given scenario, it is important to uplift individual stress-enhancing capacities in everyday life so that one can succeed in the face of adversity. It is an individual’s mind and motivation that can save him from the darkest impacts of stress — from preventing a cardiac arrest, psychiatric disorders to lesser serious ones like pounding hearts, lurching stomachs and clammy hands. Lastly, it’s important to be patient and take care of one’s own body and not to stress out!