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A’s Matt Olson returns to lineup, Khris Davis out with hip injury

first_imgOAKLAND — It was almost too perfect.With the return of first baseman Matt Olson to the roster Tuesday night, Athletics manager Bob Melvin was able to pencil in a lineup against the visiting Cincinnati Reds that had all the key ingredients of last season’s 97-win season.Almost.Olson was back after missing 34 games, but designated hitter Khris Davis, who collided with the left field fence in Pittsburgh Sunday while making a catch, was a late scratch with a hip contusion after originally being …last_img

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Fighting fire with motherly instincts

first_imgFor Buyiselwa Ngqawani, being a female firefighter is similar to being a mother. “I don’t see myself only as a woman firefighter, but as a mother. Being caring, sharing and protective is what we are as mothers.“When we are fighting fires, we are caring and protecting our community and the environment,” says Ngqawani, who is Working on Fire’s regional manager of the Western Cape Peninsula region.South Africa annually celebrates Women’s Month in August, with 9 August being Women’s Day. This year’s theme for the month is “women moving South Africa forward.”Ngqawani explains why she is passionate about her career in celebration of Women’s Month.The beginningNgqawani started off as a firefighter in July 2005. “There was a recruitment. I went for it, did the training and passed. I was 19 years old then.”She says training to be a qualified firefighter took 25 days. Ngqawani, who grew up in a small community called Kwanokuthula in the southern Cape, started working in Plettenberg Bay. She is now one of 31% women who are part of the Working on Fire programme. “I never thought of being a firefighter. The Working on Fire programme is more than that. You do things like help the community [for instance spreading awareness of preventing fires.] It has always been my passion to help the community.”She became a media liaison and communications officer in the Eastern Cape in 2011. In 2013, she was appointed as a fire awareness training officer in the Western Cape before being taking up the regional manager post where she oversees about 100 firefighters.WCRegional Manager Buyiselwa Ngqawani assists Crew Leaders in improving thedrilling skills of the Mamre Team pic.twitter.com/pBic8OOZkb—Working on Fire (@wo_fire) May 13, 2016Staying motivatedNgqawani says getting to know her firefighters is important. “You have to equip them with skills and keep them motivated. Mine and their purpose is to serve. I like seeing them grow.”Having fought major fires such as the one on Table Mountain National Park in March 2015, is she ever scared when facing raging flames? “Not at all.” In fact, her motherly instincts kick in, says the mother of one boy.The best part of her job is educating communities, especially schools, with information on how to prevent fires. Between 2011 and 2015, Working on Fire gave fire safety workshops and information sessions to 3 312 communities and 4 466 schools.More about Working on FireIn 2003, Working on Fire employed 852 firefighters. Today, that number has grown to 5 000.Linton Rensburg, national communications officer of Working on Fire, says their 5 000 men and women are stationed at 200 bases throughout the country. “Working on Fire is part of the Expanded Public Works Programme of the government and falls within the Department of Environmental Affairs.”He says recruitment drives are advertised when they need more firefighters. “We train people across the country and they are deployed to fire hotspot areas. Our teams are based in both rural and urban centres.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website?See Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more

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Benjamin Logan FFA participated in a soil judging

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Benjamin Logan FFA students participated in a soil judging Career Development Event. There are two different divisions of soil judging; one is rural which is out in the country and one is urban which is in the city. The urban land and soil judging CDE is an educational activity designed as a practical method of teaching students to evaluate land and soil to determine its potential use for urban, homesite, and other non farm uses. The Agricultural Soils CDE is an educational activity designed as a practical method of teaching students to evaluate land and soil and to make decisions when faced with soil related issues that affect agricultural production. (ohioffa.org) The students that participated in the rural/ag were Ty Anspach, Chance Frater, Gage Hamm, Carson Lyden, Owen O’Brien, and Wyatt Smith. The students that participated in the urban were Elliot Bailey, Madison Beuttner, Lukas Hemmelgarn, Elizabeth Deardurff, Micah Petterson, and Whitney Willoby. The students spent the day assessing soil. The students trained during multiple class periods learning about good soil and bad soil, along with the types of soil and how to identify them.last_img read more

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Google’s Vision for the Future of Google Books: EBook Store, Google Editions

first_imgTags:#E-Books#Google#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts center_img Google’s vision for Google Books obviously goes far beyond the controversial Google Book Search settlement with the Authors Guild and the AAP. The Google Books settlement mostly dealt with the past and out-of-print books. In a talk at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View last night, however, Google Books’ engineering director Dan Clancy laid out a clearer vision of the company’s plans for Google Books for the first time. Among other things, the company hopes to create its own electronic bookstore for in-print books. In Google’s vision, publishers would partner with the company and offer all of their books through Google and through traditional retailers.Google’s eBook Store in the CloudIn his remarks, Clancy stressed that he doesn’t believe that brick and mortar book retailers will die anytime soon. He did, however, argue that book retailers will have to adapt to the changing environment and start to offer digital copies of books in addition to regular print copies. In Clancy’s vision, Google will “syndicate for our partner program all of the books we sell that are new, so that any bookstore can sell a Google edition and find a way that people can buy them in brick and mortar stores as well.” Clancy did stress, however, that books will always be stored in the cloud, so we are not quite sure if this means that users will basically only buy access rights to a book but won’t be able to store a copy on their devices for offline reading. As most book publishers are still extremely nervous about the potential for piracy, cloud storage might indeed be a way to alleviate some of these fears for Google. Google Editions: Readable on Any DeviceClancy also stressed that these “Google editions” should be readable on any device, including laptops, phones, and dedicated eReaders. In addition, Google wants to work with any publisher that is willing to work with Google to offer books in the Google cloud.Of course, Google’s relationship with publishers is rather rocky, so it remains to be seen how many publishers would really want to sign on to this program. At the same time, though, most publishers also aren’t exactly happy with Amazon either. What is clear, though, is that Google plans to create its own cloud-based alternative to eBooks stores from established retailers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Thanks to E.E. Boyd from MediaBistro for transcribing Clancy’s remarks. frederic lardinois 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Champions League: Messi leads Barcelona to 2-1 win against PSV Eindhoven

first_imgLionel Messi scored an excellent individual goal and laid on another as Barcelona beat PSV Eindhoven 2-1 to secure top spot in Group B of the Champions League on Wednesday.Messi provided an assist for defender Gerard Pique to score the second for the Spanish side, who have 13 points from their five matches and an unassailable lead at the top of the pool. PSV will finish bottom.Captain Luuk de Jong scored a late consolation for the home side as they matched Barcelona for much of the contest at the Philips Stadion, striking the woodwork three times in the first half alone and missing a number of other chances.In a bright start, PSV forward Gaston Pereiro latched onto a poor pass from Ivan Rakitic but his low drive came back off the post, and minutes later he shot over the crossbar from five yards.PSV had some good fortune, too, though, as Barca had two efforts cleared off the line within the space of a minute, with Arturo Vidal the unlucky player on both occasions.His hooked effort from 12 yards was cleared by Pablo Rosario before Angelino blocked the Chilean’s goal-bound header from the resulting corner.It was Barcelona thanking their lucky stars just before halftime, though, when De Jong’s header from a free-kick came off the crossbar and the follow-up from close-range by Denzel Dumfries struck the post.The visitors took the lead just past the hour mark, thanks to a typical piece of Messi magic as he picked up the ball on the edge of the box and, with four defenders around him, managed to drive forward and provide a thunderous finish.advertisementIt was 2-0 with 20 minutes remaining when the Argentine’s free kick was guided into the PSV net by an unmarked Pique.De Jong set up a frenetic finish with his headed goal but Barcelona were able to hold on under heavy home pressure.last_img read more

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Iden applauds emphasis on career training technical education in Snyders budget recommendation

first_img Categories: Iden News A proposed 75-percent funding increase for career and technical education in Gov. Rick Snyder’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal stood out to state Rep. Brandt Iden.“Having recently had the opportunity to spend time with educators and students involved in technical education programs here in Kalamazoo County, I am convinced that expanding career and technical education will help fuel Michigan’s continued economic recovery,” said Iden, R-Oshtemo. “Filling open positions in the skilled trades is crucial to Michigan’s future. The governor’s proposal to nearly double the amount spent on the programs that train individuals to fill these roles is great and will help keep Michigan moving in the right direction.”Iden, who serves on the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee, said he is excited to work with his fellow lawmakers on issues related to career training and job growth in the state.“We’ve got to keep our foot on the gas to keep Michigan moving forward,” Iden said. “By placing a focus on job growth and filling some of the currently open positions in the state, we’ll make sure our state continues on the path to a brighter future.”### 11Feb Iden applauds emphasis on career training, technical education in Snyder’s budget recommendationlast_img read more

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Rep Kahle promotes skilled trades for high school students

first_img A Merit Curriculum bill package was approved by state Rep. Bronna Kahle and the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee today, giving high school students and their families added options toward graduation on the way to post-high school career preparation.“Skilled trades, information technology and STEM-oriented careers are very popular today and Lenawee County schools are teaching those programs,” said Kahle, who serves as vice chair of the committee. “Our education system is based on preparing high school students for life after graduation, so we must help Michigan schools have the tools to meet that goal.”The four bills in the legislative package will allow statistics, computer coding and certified safety program courses to count toward graduation requirements, and give students an option to fulfill a 21st Century Skills requirement by completing a combination of career/technical education (CTE) or visual/performing arts courses.Kahle recently hosted officials from Hudson Area Schools and Southern Michigan Center for Science and Industry before the committee to speak on college preparation and career counseling.House Bills 4315-4318 advance to the full House for consideration.##### 28Mar Rep. Kahle promotes skilled trades for high school students Categories: Kahle News,Newslast_img read more

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