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Local legislators support bill to empower next generation of workers

first_imgStatehouse—State Reps. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison) and Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) this week voted in support of a bill that aims to break barriers for students from low-income families.Lyness said House Bill 1009 would exempt students’ income earned through internships and work-based learning programs from their families’ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families eligibility requirements. Because the earned income could jeopardize their families’ eligibility for assistance, he said some students might turn down those opportunities. “Internships and apprenticeships are vital to preparing young Hoosiers for the workforce,” Lyness said. “These opportunities should not be passed up because they would put their families’ assistance at risk.”Ziemke said this legislation also comes as Indiana works to further develop its workforce to meet the needs of job creators across the state. According to Indiana’s Next Level Jobs initiative, there are more than 45,000 job openings in fields such as advanced manufacturing and health care. “We will not be able to break the cycle of poverty if students from low-income families are kept away from the most rewarding educational and successful work-based learning experiences,” Ziemke said. “Not only do these positions prepare young Hoosiers for a job, but it’s a learn-and-earn experience.”After a unanimous vote in the House of Representatives, HB 1009 now moves to the Senate for further consideration. For more information, visit iga.in.gov.last_img read more

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Gerrard extends Reds deal

first_imgLiverpool captain Steven Gerrard has signed a contract extension, the club have announced. Press Association The 33-year-old, who has spent his entire career at Anfield, put pen to paper on his new deal at the club’s Melwood training ground on Monday morning. The England skipper told www.liverpoolfc.tv: “I think everyone knows what it means to me. I’ve been here that long and so to extend, it’s a big day for me and I’m really happy for myself and my family. It’s great news. center_img “It lets me know the club thinks an awful lot of me and want me here. I’m glad it’s all done and it’s happened at the right time before the season, so I can just focus on playing as well as I can.” Managing director Ian Ayre said the club and the player would review the contract situation in 2015, but was confident the new deal would secure the midfielder’s services “until the end of his career”. He said on www.liverpoolfc.tv: “It’s fantastic for everyone – the club, Steven and the fans. “He is – and always has been – such a big part of Liverpool Football Club. Particularly in this day and age, it’s rather unique to find a local player who has given his whole career to his club. “We’re pleased today to add an extension to his existing agreement and that keeps him here until the end of his career. “We’ve said what we’ll do in two years’ time is review it again and see how happy Steven is. We seem to always be happy with him, so hopefully we’ll just continue in that vein.” Gerrard made his first-team debut in 1998 and has now racked up 630 appearances for the club, scoring 159 goals, and winning the 2005 Champions League, the 2001 UEFA Cup, two FA Cups and three League Cup crowns. last_img read more

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Michu: Van Persie is the best

first_img The first saw the 30-year-old show great agility to hook home a high bouncing ball, while a sublime left-footed strike ensured Michel Vorm got nowhere near the second. Michu has been lauded as one of the top-flight’s best finishers after scoring 18 league goals during his first season with Swansea, but he believes Van Persie, who netted 26 times in the league last term, is in a different class altogether. He said: “He had two chances and he scored two goals but that is why Manchester United are fighting for the championship. “For me, to be honest, he is the best striker in the world. He had no clear chances in this game and it is just incredible how he ended up with two goals. It stops with him, he is the best. “I don’t know how many goals he will score this season. A hundred, maybe a thousand! One thing is for sure, he is going to score a lot.” Vorm knows Van Persie better than most as the pair are part of the Dutch international squad, and the Swansea goalkeeper also heaped praise on his compatriot. He said: “The problem with Robin is you never know where he is going to put the ball. He scored the first goal with an incredible volley with his right foot and then the second one was an amazing shot with his left foot. It is so hard even when you know him well you can’t work him out. I think he is in the top five players in the world at the moment. “Even though he is an opponent he is a joy to watch. He can only help to make you better because you have to be on the top of your game against him. Otherwise you can see what happens. It is a shame he doesn’t play for us.” Van Persie grabbed the first and third goals as United gave David Moyes a perfect Premier League debut with the club by hammering last season’s Capital One Cup winners 4-1 at the Liberty Stadium. The former Arsenal forward’s goals came from two very different but equally brilliant pieces of finishing. Press Association Swansea must now dust themselves down and prepare for the first leg of their Europa League play-off tie against Romanian side Petrolul Ploiesti on Thursday. And Michu is backing the Swans to recover quickly. He said: “Manchester United are a better side than us, they have a lot of very good players, a lot of top players. For us it is difficult to compete with teams like that but we will try. “But we can be happy because we did play well in parts of that game. We have to be strong in the mind, we will be ready to fight again on Thursday.” Michu has hailed Robin van Persie as the best striker in the world after watching the Dutchman tear Swansea apart.last_img read more

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Evra signs new United deal

first_imgPatrice Evra has signed a one-year contract extension at Manchester United. Press Association The Frenchman was considering leaving United after eight years at the club, but he has decided to extend his contract, which was due to expire next week, by another 12 months. A tweet from United’s official Twitter account read: “We can confirm that Patrice Evra has extended his contract at #mufc for another year.” last_img read more

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Black Starlets to play Sampdoria in a friendly today

first_imgThe Black Starlets will play the youth side of Sampdoria in a pre- African Under 17 championship friendly match in Novara on Thursday afternoon.This will be the second friendly match for the team following their 10-0 victory over Swiss second-tier side FC Gossau last Sunday.Coach Paa Kwasi Fabin and his team are preparing for the African Youth tournament which kicks off on April 13.Ghana face a tough task ahead at the tournament against Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Congo in Group B.last_img

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Ramirez gives PH its 2nd gold in Aimag

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacuees PH jiu-jitsu team. Apryl Jessica Eppinger (extreme left), Margarita Ochoa (third from left) and Annie Ramirez (fourth from left).ASHGABAT—Annie Ramirez pocketed a second gold medal for the Philippines in an-all Filipino final in the jiu-jitsu competitions of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games at the Martial Arts Arena here.Ramirez ruled the women’s Ne-waza -55kg category at the expense of Jenna Kaila Napolis, 5-0, that pushed the country’s medal production to two gold, three silver and one bronze medals.ADVERTISEMENT Gian Taylor Dee aimed to make it three in a row but Omar Alfadhli of UAE derailed him in the finals of the men’s -56kg and settled for a silver medal following a similar performance of Marc Alexandar Lim (-69kg) earlier.Overall, Filipino jiu-jitsu fighters ended their campaign with two gold and two silver medals, surpassing the Philippine medal tally of one gold and two bronzes in the 2013 Incheon edition of the AIMAG.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DAY6 is for everybody MOST READ View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Jiu-jitsu expert Ochoa delivers PH’s 1st gold in Aimag Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Gilas experience gives Abu Tratter edge in PBA Draft

first_imgNo.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college #KicksStalker: ‘The Grail’ hits home SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tratter was part of the Gilas squad that went up against the Australian national team losing 84-68 in Melbourne back in February of 2018.And it was in this international tour of duty that Tratter learned from PBA stars like Juner Mar Fajardo and Gabe Norwood.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I think it allowed me to kind of pick up some ideas and thoughts on how to come about making basketball a job for me,” said Tratter. “I was taking all the advice from the older cats like Gabe or watching June Mar work.”“It helps me to stay focused on what I’m going to do next level.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tratter is also the tallest player in the draft standing at a shade over 6-foot-5 and this size of his makes him a valuable asset for any team.Tratter, however, isn’t worried about the hype that may surround him, saying he’s just concerned with helping the team that picks him up.“I don’t want to say I’m the best big,” said Tratter. “The ‘best big man’ label is just hearsay so I’m not really entertaining it and I’ll just work to show my capabilities and see where it goes from here”“I’m not going to say I’m the best but I’m comfortable in my ability coming into the Draft.”ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Abu Tratter has had a long road to the PBA but he picked up some valuable knowledge along the way.After becoming a UAAP champion with De La Salle University, Tratter then made his way into the international scene when he was chosen to be part of the Philippine national team pool that played in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifier.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Liberia Tops UNICEF’s 10 Worst for Access to Primary School

first_imgICN’s purpose is to provide sponsorship for the children, especially those whose parents and guardians cannot afford to send them to school, Lawrence Teah said.Liberia has the highest proportion of children missing out on primary school education with nearly two-thirds of its children never stepping inside a classroom, the United Nations said yesterday. African countries hit by conflict featured prominently in UNICEF’s first global out-of-school ranking, with South Sudan coming second with Eritrea on the list. In both countries, 59 percent of children are out of school.Last month UNICEF said a spike in the forced recruitment of child soldiers in South Sudan could be imminent amid fears that the East Africa nation was on the brink of renewed civil war.Although school is vital for children living in crises, education is one of the least funded sectors in humanitarian appeals, the UN children’s fund, UNICEF, said in a statement.“For countries affected by conflict, school equips children with the knowledge and skills they need to rebuild their communities once the crisis is over,” UNICEF’s chief of education Jo Bourne said in the statement.“Schools can also protect children from the trauma and physical dangers around them.”Classroom routines can help children psychologically after witnessing atrocities, as well as safeguarding them from abuse, experts say.A crisis fund was launched in May at the World Humanitarian Summit to increase funding for children missing out on school due to war and natural disasters.Liberia, which emerged from two civil wars in 2003, temporarily shut its schools to stop the spread of the Ebola epidemic, which ended in June.The 18 million children in the 10 worst countries for access to primary school account for almost one third of the world’s 61 million primary school-aged children who are out of school, UNICEF said.The top 10 countries in the world with the highest proportion of children missing out on primary school are: 1, Liberia – 62 percent; 2, South Sudan – 59 percent; 3, Eritrea – 59 percent; 4, Afghanistan – 46 percent; 5, Sudan – 45 percent; 6, Djibouti – 43 percent 7, Equatorial Guinea – 42 percent; 8, Niger – 38 percent; 9, Mali – 36 percent and 10, Nigeria – 34 percent.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Sampdoria set to move Liverpool striker

first_imgSampdoria are weighing up a move for Liverpool flop Mario Balotelli, according to reports in Italy.The striker endured a miserable season at Anfield after the Reds splashed out £16m to sign him from AC Milan.The Italian is now said to be ready to leave the club after just one season and clubs in Serie A have shown an interest.According to Corriere dello Sport, Sampdoria have offered to take the 24-year-old on loan for the season.One potential stumbling block to any move are Balotelli’s wages, which are reportedly over £4m-a-year.Sampdoria cannot afford that amount but are hoping Liverpool agree to split the cost if any loan deal takes place. 1 Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli last_img read more