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Mbala: MVP award is about hard work, not race

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Wiggins lifts Timberwolves past Pelicans Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny “(Kiefer) Ravena was a back-to-back MVP, Bobby (Ray Parks Jr.) had back-to-back, so if you’re good, you’ll get it.”He formally received his award before Green Archers’ 92-83 victory over the Blue Eagles on Wednesday to force a winner-take-all Game 3 in the UAAP Season 80 Finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMbala’s new MVP award sparked another discussion on whether there should be a separate top individual award for locals and foreign-born players. Kobe Paras publicly said that the current set up is “unfair” for the homegrown players.But there was no doubt that Cameroonian standout was stellar in his second season with the Green Archers averaging 26.0 points, 13.08 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, 1.3 assists, and 1.3 steals in the 12 games. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:34UAAP SEASON 80 PREVIEW: DLSU GREEN ARCHERS01:18SEA Games 2019: Guarte, Abahan complete PH sweep of obstacle course racing02:14Carpio 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 MOST READ LATEST STORIES Though he missed La Salle’s first two assignments due to his obligations with the Cameroonian national team in the 2017 Afrobasket, that didn’t stop him from running away with the plum with 96.58 total statistical points (SPs), a full 30 SPs ahead of his closest pursuer — Ateneo’s Thirdy Ravena.Mbala couldn’t help but think that the ones questioning him winning the hardware are just “looking for excuses.”“Why in the NCAA, (CJ) Perez was able to get it even with a lot of imports?,” he said of the Lyceum forward who was dominant in his run this past NCAA Season 93.“It doesn’t matter if you’re Filipino or foreign student-athlete, if you work for the MVP, then you will win it. If not, don’t look for excuses like divided it in local and foreign,” Mbala said. “It’s pretty unfair. That’s not how it was supposed to be.”ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set FILE – Ben Mbala. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLa Salle center Ben Mbala finds all the hullaballoo surrounding his second UAAP Most Valuable Player award amusing.“It’s pretty funny, you know, cause since I’ve been here, I’ve seen a local guy win MVP even with ‘imports,’ like they call us,” said Mbala, who is the first foreign player to win the UAAP honor since FEU’s Anthony Williams back in 1981.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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LERC, Partners Discuss Support to Electricity Regulator

first_imgMeeting of the Liberia Electricity Regulatory Commission with government and international partnersThe new Commissioners of the Liberia Electricity Regulatory Commission (LERC) have held meetings with donors and partners in the energy sector to understand the various aspects of support to the regulator and ensure effective coordination.LERC Chair, J. Aloysius Tarlue, Jr., together with Commissioners Thomas Q. Harris and Atty Toga Nimely met with representatives of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), European Union (EU), United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Rural Renewable Energy Agency (RREA), CLSG, National Authorizing Office, Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) as well as officials from the Ministry of Mines and Energy and State for Presidential Affairs.The commissioners earlier met with the Management of the Millennium Challenge Account Liberia (MCA-L) and the former Acting Commissioners of the LERC.The Millennium Challenge Account-Liberia, with compact funding from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) supports the standing up of the LERC, including paying for all the administrative cost, various studies and the setting up of an information Management system that provides current data that the commission will use as a regulator.  MCA-L support to the LERC runs until the end of the compact on January 19, 2021 when it is expected that the commission will become sustainable.The European Union provides technical assistance to the LERC by seconding consultants to help the commission draft the regulations.As part of its functions, the LERC will set tariff for electricity and issue licenses to electricity suppliers, making sure suppliers meet all requirements of quality services.Bringing in the Private sector into the electricity sector will create competition, improve access, guarantee quality and reduce the cost of electricity,’ said MCA-L Chief Executive Officer, Monie Captan, during the MCA-L meeting with the commissioners.LERC Chair J. Aloysius Tarlue, Jr. said the commissioners were ready to continue to consult with all donors and partners to understand the reality in the sector as they begin work on the urgently needed regulatory framework.Commissioner Thomas Q. Harris said the Commission together with partners needed to work to improve the poor standards in the electricity sector, and Commissioner Atty. Togar Nimely thanked the partners for their support to the country’s energy sector.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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Tubman High Turns 50

first_imgTubman High Alumnae, Mrs. Comfort Keah-Itoka (left) and Madam Hawa Goll-KotchiOne of Liberia’s outstanding academic institutions, the William V.S. Tubman High School on 12th Street in Sinkor, turns 50 on Thursday, November 29, 2018.As part of activities marking the anniversary, Hawah Goll-Kotchi, Comfort Keah Itoka and Juanita Traub-Bropleh, all alumni, yesterday announced that Thursday’s event will go down in history for its separate and monumental accomplishments set to shake up Monrovia and its environs.“Opened in 1968, Tubman High was the largest high school in West Africa for a long time with records of academic excellence, discipline, taking center stage in the sub-region,” Hawa Goll-Kotchi told the Daily Observer.Goll-Kotchi served as Deputy Minister of Education during the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf administration.She boasted of her Alma matter being an institution whose values have, and continue to impact the Liberian society and beyond.“During our days at Tubman High, we had state-of-the-art materials on campus that allowed us access to good learning. We participated in several competitions, including academic challenges, cultural troupe performances. In fact, we were the best because we won almost everything each time we participated,” she said.Mrs. Comfort Keah-Itoka said she traveled from the United States to represent the school’s alumni association in the events marking the 50th anniversary.“The president of Tubman High alumni association in the U.S., Washington Doe, and I have come to celebrate along with our colleagues. We are proud Cardinals, and remain so for life,” Mrs. Itoka said.She said the U.S. Chapter of the association has proven its commitment to the school by providing pipe borne water as well as presented different kinds of instructional materials, including books and learning aids of various categories.She said she and her colleagues in the U.S. paid the fees for students to write the annual tests administered by the National Office of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) at some point in time before President George Weah committed government’s finances to pay the fees.“From October 6-9, 2018, we celebrated the same event in Massachusetts, and the memories of the good times are with us. Now is the time for Liberia, our common denominator,” she said.On the calendar of events leading to the anniversary, Madam Hawa Goll-Kotchi announced that a thanksgiving service was held on Friday, November 23 at a Mosque in Sinkor, Monrovia, while a general cleaning up campaign took place on the 12th Street campus on Saturday, November 24.She added that on Sunday, November 25, another thanksgiving service was held at a Church in Congo Town as a means of inviting the presence of God in all that they have done, and will continue to do for the school.Goll-Kotchi said on November 29, there will be a grand parade for all alumni and faculty staff from Central Monrovia to the school’s campus in Sinkor, where an indoor program will be held. She said the dress code will be T-shirts printed and authorized by the alumni association’s leadership.Other activities will include hosting sports of several kinds that will be played to be climaxed by a fundraising dinner at the Monrovia City Hall later on the evening.Tickets for the dinner are: US$100 for patrons, US$50 for sponsor, while ordinary persons will pay US$10.William V.S. Tubman High School is the first and biggest of the three government-owned senior high schools under the Monrovia Consolidated School System. It was named after Liberia’s 18th President, William V.S. Tubman, who served for 27 years. His birthday falls on November 29 each year and is celebrated as a national holiday throughout the country.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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Security guard freed of fisherman’s murder

first_imgIt was high drama at the High Court in Georgetown on Wednesday afternoon as security guard Marlon Callender was freed of a charge of murdering fisherman Envil Pollard over three years ago at the Pritipaul Wharf. He was on trial for the last several days for allegedly murdering Crane, West Coast Demerara fisherman and father of eight, Envil Pollard. However, the jury after two hours of deliberations returned a not guilty verdict and Callender walked out of a packed courtroom a free man, rushing into the arms of his loved ones.Pollard died on January 29, 2015, after being shot and killed following a confrontation with Callender. The former accused claimed that Pollard approached him with a knife in his hand. Despite the defendant walking free, relatives of the deceased fisherman expressed great displeasure in the outcome, stating that they were denied justice, as Pollard’s common-law wife, Ashmoon Khan was most vocal in her despair, while holding on to the couple’s youngest child. The mother of eight cried out that the girl was less than two years old before her father was killed.The fisherman’s sister, Sharon Pollard, similarly told Guyana Times that while theyMarlon Callender embracing a female relative moments after being freedhold no grievances against Callender, the All Mighty will give them justice.On Monday, Callender told the court in an unsworn statement that he acted in self-defence, saying the fisherman was repeatedly warned to remove from the area. After being freed on Wednesday, he offered condolences to Pollard’s family. Callender was represented by Attorney Lammy Singh while State Attorney Mandell Moore and Lisa Cave appeared for the State.Callender had claimed that on January 29, 2015, he received two radio messages from another security officer. Thereafter, he learnt that the deceased was under the wharf. The court was further told that Pollard refused to remove despite repeated warnings. Callender continued, telling the jury earlier this week that he then fired a warning shot, but the fisherman still refused to remove, came unto the wharf and behaved in a disorderly manner.“He started to curse me and I became afraid for my life and I asked him the move off the wharf, he made a few steps and I fired a shot which resulted in him being shot,” Callender claimed.High Court Judge, Justice Sandhill Kissoon presided over the matter.last_img read more

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Infestation caused economic hardship among farmers – NAREI CEO

first_imgCarambola fruit fly…critical inspection done with fruits from BrazilIntensified spread of the Carambola Fruit Fly (CFF) in several regions of Guyana has initiated a partnership between the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) to end this scourge and foster normal trade internationally.On Monday, efforts to combat the CFFs commenced with a workshop at the Regency Suites. Chief Executive Officer of NAREI, Dr Oudho Homenauth explained that the infestation has caused much unease among farmers, especially those from the hinterland where the pest population is high.Fruit flies have been affecting several regionsHe pointed out that rigorous inspection is required for fruits entering from Brazil but the CFF has since spread to other parts of the country through movement of people. Findings from a recent survey would have indicated prevalence of the pest in Regions Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) and Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo). This revelation formed the basis of the workshop.NAREI and IICA have also collaborated to enhance public awareness of the pest through social media, radio broadcast, posters and community outreaches. However, Guyana’s porous borders have made it more difficult to control the spread.Meanwhile, Permanent Secretary of the Agriculture Ministry, Delma Nedd reminded that citrus are among the fresh fruits with the greatest export potential. But exporting is heavily challenged by the Phytosanitary requirements demanded by the importing country.Adding to that, the agriculture sector is stymied by the limited exportation of non-traditional fruits due to the uncontrolled presence of the CFF.Just a few weeks ago, over 4000 male fruit flies were captured at Orealla, Region where there is a huge pest problem affecting vegetables and other crops. According to NAREI, this pest hinders Guyana’s ability to export certain fresh fruits and vegetables to North American and European markets.“Twenty-two traps that were set for monitoring purposes recorded an extremely high B carambola population. Over 4000 male fruit flies were captured. Four of the traps that were missing were also replaced,” NAREI said.Public awareness sessions were conducted within all communities to ensure residents are informed about the importance as well as the harm this pest could have on agriculture and the economy.Villagers were encouraged to participate and assist NAREI’s Extension staff, especially those working within the areas affected. Also, key community leaders and pilot farmers were trained to ensure the continuation and sustainability of the programme.last_img read more

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Govt, Exxon exploring use of natural gas for Electricity

first_imgExxonMobil and the Guyana Government on Wednesday wrapped up another round of high-level technical talks aimed at looking at the feasibility of using natural gas transported from its wells in the Atlantic to shore, in order to be used to supplement the nation’s electricity demands.The first in what is being heralded as a series of continued discussions on commercial and power generation issues began on Tuesday last when officers of the Government of Guyana and technical members of ExxonMobil met in Georgetown.That meeting follows one held a day earlier by Head of State David Granger andExxonMobil President, Stephen GreenleeExxonMobil’s President, Stephen Greenlee, on the sidelines of the 72nd Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.Greenlee in early 2017 had revealed that the company was excited by the results of a production test of the Liza-2 well, which confirmed the presence of high-quality oil from the same high-porosity sandstone reservoirs that were discovered in the Liza-1 oil well completed years before in Guyana.The technical working group which met on Tuesday and Wednesday featured technical persons from the Ministries of Public Infrastructure, Natural Resources, Finance, and Business; the Guyana Energy Agency; and the Guyana Power and Light Inc, along with ExxonMobil’s power generation specialists and analysts.According to a public missive issued by the Public Infrastructure Ministry, the working group will focus on natural gas and the surrounding commercial and economic issues as it relates to offshore transportation for onshore power generation.“Compared to Guyana’s current use of liquid fuels for electricity generation, natural gas is cleaner and its use for energy production could reduce the country’s fuel bill, and in turn, reduce the cost of electricity,” a release from the Ministry stated.It was further pointed out that the working group will continue dialogue on local and international power generation experiences, including domestic infrastructural requirements and considerations for the potential of natural gas into gas-fired power generation.The agenda was said to also include an overview of commercial power generation structures and approaches to power investment. It is expected that capacity building for local and key technical Government officials will be the major output of the two-day session.“This is particularly important in light of the recent consultations held by the Ministry of Natural Resources on local content policy and its focus on maximising benefits and value retention from Guyana’s petroleum resources through local content and capacity development,” according to the Public Infrastructure Ministry’s statement.Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson in that missive explained that “the first of such sessions, the Government of Guyana looks forward to furthering its understanding of the technical and key dynamics of proposed projects in an effort to diversify the energy mix in Guyana.”Minister Patterson further emphasised that the sessions will not serve as an occasion for negotiations or review of contractual obligations between Guyana and ExxonMobil.Rather, he said, “It is intended to continue dialogue with an intended wrap-up summary, including presentations updating key Ministries on the joint discussions having taken place over the two-day session.”ExxonMobil first discovered major reservoirs in nearby Guyana in 2015. After their initial huge discovery of the Liza oil field two years ago, ExxonMobil had later announced that they discovered more oil in the Payara reservoir off the coast of Guyana, increasing the total discovery to about 500 million barrels.In late April, a team comprising of Ministers Raphael Trotman, David Patterson, Dominic Gaskin, Winston Jordan and Joseph Harmon, engaged in extensive discussions with high-level ExxonMobil officials and executives over the two-day visit at ExxonMobil headquarter.During that meeting, members of the delegation were updated about ongoing and planned exploratory activities following the significant discovery in the Liza 1 well, and engaged in interactive sessions that covered important topics such as an exploration update, development of the well for production, capacity building to ensure Guyanese involvement and ownership of development of the industry.last_img read more

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Classy Campbell sets up huge win for Guyana ladies with ton

first_imgShemaine Campbell stroked a match-winning hundred as Guyana romped to a 65-run win over Leewards in round one of the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Women’s Super50 Tournament.After the T20 format ended on Monday, the ladies shifted gear to the 50-Over version, which bowled its first round on Wednesday at Sabina Park, Jamaica. Batting first, the Guyanese side racked up their highest total since the Women’s Championships commenced.Player-of-the Match Campbell, who was the leading run-scorer in the T20 Blaze Championships, hit a classy 107 from 135 balls, with 11 fours and a maximum, propelling Guyana to 229-9 when their 50 overs expired. Mandy Mangru, promoted to open, scored 24; while Melanie Henry was the next best scorer, with 17.Leewards had a decent bowling out, with Amanda Edwards being the pick of the lot with 3-42. Two wickets apiece went to Shawnisha Hector and Davanna Claxton, helped to cap off decent bowling outing.Skipper Shemaine Campbell struck a match-winning ton to help give Guyana a huge win over LeewardsChasing a decent target against a star-studded Guyanese bowling attack, Leewards were knocked over for 164 in 45 overs, after spinner Sheneta Grimmond bagged an impressive 4-27; with Akaze Thompson, Subrena Munroe and the veteran Erva Giddings — leading wicket-taker in the T20s (8 wickets) — bagging two scalps each.Jenisen Richards offered resistance as she ended on 41 not out, while Terez Parker (24) and Saneldo Willett (28) managed to make starts but failed to convert.Meanwhile, hosts Jamaica romped to a 7-wicket win over Trinidad and Tobago, thanks to Captain Stafanie Taylor, who stroked an unbeaten 98.Barbados, who wreaked havoc in the T20s, then secured a vital 47-run win over the Windward Islands, with Kycia Knight top-scoring with 60 despite another top innings from the seasoned opener Juliana Nero, who also hit 60 in vain. (Clifton Ross)last_img read more

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Anti-Semitic crimes fall in U.S.

first_imgThe ADL reported 204 incidents, including both criminal and noncriminal harassment and intimidation, in California last year. In Los Angeles County, hate crimes against Jews increased by 34 percent from 62 in 2004 to 83 in 2005, the latest year for which statistics are complete. Eighty-one percent of religious-based hate crimes in 2005 targeted Jews, according to the L.A. County Commission on Human Relations. “Unfortunately,” Susskind said in an interview, “what we are working with is this fashion trend: It is hip to be hateful.” Among incidents reported last year: Arsonists set fire to Beith David Temple in Tarzana days before the synagogue was set to open. Tarzana synagogue torched. Jewish cemetery desecrated in Sylmar. Shooting rampage at Seattle Jewish center. These anti-Semitic hate crimes grabbed headlines in 2006. But overall, reports of anti-Semitic incidents declined by 12 percent nationwide and 21 percent in California last year, according to an audit released Wednesday by the Anti-Defamation League. The reason is unclear. Despite the decline, ADL officials said anti-Semitism remains high. “We continue to be alarmed that anti-Semitic incidents remain at a disturbing level,” Amanda Susskind, director of the ADL’s Pacific Southwest Region, said in a written statement. “With anti-Semitic epithets more common in schools, the workplace and everyday life, it’s a reminder to redouble our efforts to counteract and prevent root causes of hate. We hope to see this trend reversed.” An Encino family was harassed with more than 30 phone calls stating “Heil Hitler.” Swastikas and “F— Israel” were spray-painted on a brick wall in Studio City. Four swastikas and “F— Jews” were written on a bathroom stall at the University of California, Los Angeles, which has a large population of Jewish students. “UCLA is not a hostile campus to Jewish life,” said Arlene Miller, UCLA Hillel’s associate director for Jewish student life. “There are isolated incidents, as there are across the country. But it is a safe place for Jews to be. Jewish life is thriving.” brad.greenberg@dailynews.com (818) 713-3634160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Satellite is a breath of fresh AIRS

first_imgScientists are also using its data to understand how vast African dust storms that cross the Atlantic impact hurricane intensity, said Jason Dunion of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s Hurricane Research Division. AIRS data is combined with observations from the hurricane tracking planes and from the dust-detecting laser aboard another A-Train satellite, CALIPSO, to provide meteorologists with the information they need to fine tune their hurricane prediction models. Another tool for perfecting the all-important models meteorologists use for their forecasts is CALIPSO’s sister CloudSat, which was launched from the same rocket in 2006. Deborah Vane, the satellite’s deputy principle investigator at JPL, said its ability to see clouds and precipitation in three dimensions has highlighted places where forecasting models and real observations didn’t match up. But for now, CloudSat still is somewhat limited in its impact. “It’s like looking through a soda straw down at the Earth,” Vane said. elise.kleeman@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4451160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! To study a cross section of the atmosphere, meteorologists relied – and largely continue to rely – on weather balloons. Twice a day, at 92 locations around the United States, Puerto Rico and the Pacific, the National Weather Service still releases balloons loaded with pressure, temperature and humidity monitors into the sky. But now some of the newest members of a string of satellites known as the Afternoon Constellation, or the A-Train, are going one step better. Leading the A-Train is a satellite called Aqua, with its powerful instrument AIRS, the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder. AIRS’ specialty is creating a three-dimensional map of temperature and water vapor. Since its 2002 launch, researchers have put AIRS’ real-time data to use and soon found it improved six-day forecasts by a full six hours. “That may not sound like much, but when you’re talking about airline forecasting and about farming, it makes a big difference,” Fetzer said. PASADENA – Things are looking sunny for meteorologists. Long the butt of jokes for their forecasting shortcomings, in recent years they have made significant improvements to their predictions with the help of some of Earth’s newest satellite observers. “What you really need to make a better forecast is a better picture of the current situation,” said Eric Fetzer, an atmospheric scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Ca ada Flintridge. Though weather satellites have watched the planet for four decades, until recently they were limited to peering at the tops of clouds, not into their depths. last_img read more

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4 vying for 2 seats on school board

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.As such, Schneider says, he has experience in crucial areas like finance, curriculum and personnel. And coming from a family that has been in Whittier since 1914, he says he feels “service to my community is an obligation. “I believe the most important relationship in education is the one between students, teachers and parents,” Schneider said. “My top priorities are to increase the focus on student achievement, increase articulation with the elementary school districts, and support artistic and academic excellence.” While Jacobs says one of the biggest challenges ahead for the district is a decline in student enrollment – which will lead to cuts in state funding – Carmona is more concerned with student standards and parent involvement. “I believe I can make more of an impact being a coach and parent,” said Carmona, who founded the nonprofit Whittier Baseball Club and whose son graduated from Whittier High. “I was a volunteer coach for seven years at the district, and I have more insight on how things work than most politicians do,” he said. “I would like to see teachers get paid more money, I’d like to see the (grade-point average) for sports go from 2.0 to 2.5, and mandatory hours for parent involvement.” WHITTIER – There’s always room for improvement – even at the Whittier Union High School District, where campuses have earned several kudos over the years for a rise in student achievement. At least that’s the opinion of four candidates vying for two open board seats at the 13,000-student district, which voters are being asked to fill in Tuesday’s elections. The Whittier Union board hopefuls are parent/coach Jesse Carmona, 48; businessman Harry Jacobs, 66; incumbent Ralph Pacheco, 52; and teacher Tim Schneider, 61. Schneider and Pacheco are the only candidates with school board experience, as Schneider was an elected trustee in the South Whittier School District for 18 years. Jacobs, who has 28 years of experience in education from high school to graduate school, owns a grant-writing business that he said may come in handy over the next few years when enrollment starts to drop. “We have faculty, administrators and a wonderful superintendent to lead us into an era of our history that is going to be very challenging,” he said. “I see greater diversity in our student body, smaller numbers coming into high schools, and increased academic challenges,” Jacobs said. “And we will continue to make this district one of the most outstanding high school districts in California.” Pacheco, an educational consultant, has been on Whittier Union’s board for 16 years. “As a community, we can be proud of our students and schools over the last four years,” Pacheco said. “Many persons have been involved in the success we’ve seen – the superintendent, the board, administrators, staff, teachers and community supporters. “And I’m pleased to share that our hard work has paid off for the kids,” he added. “Whittier Union is a dynamic district, and it prepares students for their future with a rigorous curriculum.” Schneider and Pacheco have received a slew of endorsements from local elected leaders, as well as a nod from the district’s teachers’ union, the Whittier Secondary Educators Association. Jacobs has also lined up numerous endorsements, including those of Whittier City Council members Bob Henderson, Owen Newcomer and Greg Nordbak, as well as Rio Hondo College trustee and Montebello Police Chief Garry Couso-Vasquez. tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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