AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena — The Career and Technical Education program at Alpena High School showed off upgrades and new equipment for many of the specialty programs they offer including a brand new $400,000 Mechatronics Lab.The lab will help guide students interested in engineering, electronics, and robotics on a career path in those fields. With the new lab, the hope is to help AHS students get a leg up before entering college. The funding for the new lab comes from a Michigan Department of Education competitive grant that Alpena High School applied for and received.Career & Technical Education Director Joyce McCoy said every penny was used on the brand new lab which features different electronic and engineering equipment along with over 20 new computers. Local contractors helped assemble the lab and assist with the design and layout. With the ribbon cut, students of all ages can explore the new possibilities available at Alpena High.“Once all of the equipment started coming in, we would see students peeking in the windows from all over the building,” said McCoy. “We’re going to do some special things to bring kids from all the other classes down here to see what we have because they probably can’t imagine what’s here.”Members of the Alpena Public Schools board and Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce cut the ribbon on the new lab. The community could walk through other Career and Technical Education Classrooms to check out new equipment and upgrades. Those other programs included automotive technology, health care, welding, cosmetology, arts and communications, business and technology, and agriscience and natural resources. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce, Alpena High School, Alpena Public Schools, Automotive, Business, Career & Technical Education, Cosmetology, Engineering, Mechatronics, Open House, Robotics, Technology, WeldingContinue ReadingPrevious What’s Trending on October 15Next Couple charged with multiple sexual assault crimes
Tag: 上海不准不开心靠谱吗 1,500 People Placed by SideWalk
Facebook156Tweet0Pin0Submitted by SideWalkToday, SideWalk volunteers helped their 1,500th participant escape homelessness and move into a safe place to call home.“This is a big thing,” said Phil Owen, Executive Director of SideWalk. “People on the streets rely on SideWalk as the fastest path to leave homelessness behind, and we’re proud to have served so many people. We did this because of our committed team of volunteers and strong community support, and I want to thank them for keeping us going.”SideWalk’s Rapid Re-Housing program, started in 2012, helps on average about 300 people per year move into a new home. It offers advocacy, support, and small amounts of short-term rental assistance to help people experiencing homelessness overcome financial barriers to moving in to a safe place to call home. Roughly 80% of the people served via SideWalk’s Rapid Re-Housing program are still off the streets one year after placement. Currently, accounting for all costs such as direct cash assistance and overhead, it costs SideWalk on average $1,047 to help one person experiencing homelessness escape the streets – period.Indicating its continued improvement, SideWalk volunteers helped their 500th person escape homelessness in September 2015, after 3 years of operations. 4 years later, SideWalk volunteers helped another 1000 people.“We won’t rest on our laurels, though,” Phil Owen said. “While we’re proud of our accomplishments, we know the need for our work will continue. If you’re experiencing homelessness, SideWalk volunteers are here to help.” People experiencing homelessness can visit http://walkthurston.org/gethelp to learn more about SideWalk’s work and how their volunteers help.
Tag: 上海不准不开心靠谱吗 Croc Teeth Bite Fatal Wound into Dino Phylogeny
This line sounds serious: “We have pretty much erased the record of Triassic ornithischian dinosaurs from North America, Europe and worldwide, except for South America.” This is what William Parker said about his find of a complete Revueltosaurus fossil in Arizona that upsets the leading story of the rise of the ornithischian dinosaurs (one of two major dinosaur groups). The fossil, earlier known only from teeth, was presumed to be a dinosaur, but now has been found to be mostly crocodilian. What damage this does to assumptions about dinosaur evolution is explained by EurekAlert and LiveScience.com.It is wondrous how Darwinians get their ability to build epic tales, animated features and all, on such flimsy data as a few teeth. If they can’t even get the class of an animal right from the teeth, how can they tell us all about the age, and which ancestor begat which? When the wrong story was assumed, for so long, and passed the peer review of children’s picture books, how much confidence does this give a reasonable observer that other figments of the story have validity? Dinosaur evolution theories will survive this catastrophic impact, as Darwinian tales always do; in fact, the vacancy left behind may open up more niches for rapid diversification of new plot lines. This is known as adaptive radiation. Any Darwinian with this positive spin rolling around in his head has evolutionary theory in a nut shell. (Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Tag: 上海不准不开心靠谱吗 Africa’s growth story ‘only just starting’
Africa’s growth trajectory remains positive despite the current global economic turmoil, with sub-Saharan Africa set to grow at more than 5% over the coming decade, Brand South Africa said as international business and political leaders gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the World Economic Forum on Africa.“Africa offers the highest returns on investment of any region and is home to seven of the 10 fastest-growing economies in the world,” Brand South Africa said in a statement on Thursday.The Economist projects that WEF Africa host Ethiopia’s economy will grow at 8.1% between 2011 and 2015, making it the third-fastest growing economy in the world.Over the last decade, the continent’s economic output has tripled, while sub-Saharan Africa’s grow over the coming decade, at a projected average 5%, would make the continent second only to emerging Asia as the fastest-growing region in the world.Yet, according to Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola, Africans “have not defined their economies and growth prospects to the world, but have allowed international bankers, political analysts and credit ratings agencies to take the initiative and write up – or sometimes belittle – the African growth story”.Africans ‘more confident in their continent’Speaking in Addis Ababa on Thursday, Matola said Africans were now demonstrating greater confidence in their continent.“According to recent Ernst & Young research, three of the top five fastest-growing investors into new projects in Africa between 2003-2011 were the African economic powerhouses – South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya,” Matola said.South African investment into Africa grew at a rate of 64.8% in this period.Regarding the various factors behind Africa’s phenomenal growth since the turn of the century, Matola said these included greater democratisation and stability, economic reform, urbanisation, improved uptake of ICT and financial services, a younger, growing and more affluent population, and the ongoing resources boom.According to Matola, the world is slowly waking up to the massive projects under way to build new roads, rail, ports and other infrastructure to link previously isolated countries and regions – to be accompanied by the expansion of free trade areas which will eventually encompass the whole continent.South Africa ‘pushing African investment, integration’To encourage further continental growth, South Africa is orientating its government policies, regulations and institutions to support African investment and integration.“Over the last decade South Africa has been the leading foreign direct investor in Africa, though it is now being joined by China and other developing nations,” Matola said. “Now our state institutions have been authorised to invest – particularly in infrastructure and industrialisation.”The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), South Africa’s state-owned development finance institution, has expanded its remit to include African investment and has established relationships with development finance institutions and regional forums in 34 African countries.The IDC will consider new or existing companies within Africa with funding needs of up to R1-billion (US$125-million).South Africa’s Public Investment Corporation (PIC) – which mainly manages government workers’ pensions and has over R1-trillion ($125-billion) in funds – has set 10% of its funds aside for international investment, half of which will be in Africa.Of this, 40%-60% (up to $3.8-billion) will be earmarked for private equity.Most pessimistic ‘the ones not doing business here’According to the recently released Ernst & Young 2012 Africa Attractiveness Survey, foreign direct investment projects in Africa grew 27% between 2010 and 2011.“Unsurprisingly, the report found that people already doing business in Africa were extremely positive,” Matola said.“There are lingering negative perceptions – but only among those who are not yet doing business in Africa. Executives who don’t do business here, those who have the least exposure – and one presumes the least knowledge – are the most negative about Africa.”To participate in the African growth story, Matola said South Africa was investing heavily to improve its competitiveness and reduce unemployment.“Over the next few years we are spending hundreds of billions of dollars on regional and South African infrastructure. This will enhance our advanced network of roads, ports, rail and communication networks which offer a trade link for the landlocked countries in southern Africa to the world, making South Africa a regional transhipment hub for sub-Saharan Africa.”Integrated Africa ‘on the way’According to Matola, no country in Africa can reach its full potential by working in isolation.“As South Africa, we will leverage our membership of BRICS [the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa grouping] to increase trade and investment into Africa and support the African agenda.“African countries should also promote their regional as well as their national advantages,” Matola said. “Investors are very excited about the pending 26-nation free trade area covering Southern, Central and East Africa.“By June 2014, nearly 60% of the economy of Africa, with a combined GDP of $1-trillion and encompassing 600-million people, will be a single free trade area.“Already we are creating the urban development corridors, the networks of interlocking regional infrastructure, and the reducing the non-tariff barriers which will unlock these huge markets.”South Africa, with its sophisticated and well-regulated banks, capital markets and services sectors, is being used as a deal-making, financial and professional services hub for the entire region to provide access to capital for African businesses and support inward investment and trade.Matola said there was an uplifting optimism in the air of Ethiopia’s capital.“There is a strong feeling that the continental progress in good governance and the more than decade-long growth spurt can be made sustainable. African countries and businesses seeking investment must tell their own story – or risk being misunderstood by potential investors and supporters.“Africa’s time has come,” Matola said. “It’s time the world knew.” Source: Mediaclub South Africa
Tag: 上海不准不开心靠谱吗 Pirates trump Wits, lift Nedbank Cup
19 May 2014 Having lost in three cup finals earlier in the season, Orlando Pirates finally ended on the winning side when they defeated Bidvest Wits 3-1 in the Nedbank Cup final at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday. In a bitterly contested match, the Buccaneers had to come back from a goal down to claim the silverware. Jabulani Shongwe gave the Students the lead just before the half-hour mark, thumping the ball home after receiving a pass from Sthembiso Ngcobo on the left, inside Pirates’ penalty area.Equaliser It then took the Soweto-based club until the 52nd minute to equalise and the goal was somewhat fortunate. Kermit Erasmus, after losing his marker in the Wits’ penalty area, netted from a deflected shot, which wrong-footed goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs, after Kwanda Mngonyama’s block on the shot changed the direction of the strike. Eleven minutes later, Pirates hit the front. Oupa Manyisa sent in a cross from the right and Sifiso Myeni provided the finish, poking the ball across the line. Erasmus then ensured Pirates’ victory in the 72nd minute by firing the ball past Josephs after Manyisa had made a hash of the striker’s pass to him.‘It was long overdue’ After the game, Manyisa told the Orlando Pirates’ website: “It was long overdue. I think in all other finals we played, we were just unfortunate not to have won them. We will have a break with less pressure. Now we know we have the right attitude to go to the MTN8 Cup next season.” “We came here on a mission. I don’t think we played well, but we fought,” said goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa. “ Wits gave us problems, especially in the first half where they enjoyed more possession and played really well. “I said it in previous interviews that this team is used to playing under pressure and today you could see that pressure didn’t take our focus away. “We reacted well after being a goal down and that is what kept us going. We won the match and have a trophy in our cabinet and we are really happy for that.”‘They were robbed’ Bidvest Wits’ coach Gavin Hunt was far from happy with the outcome and the refereeing. “There is not much to say. The players are distraught. They were robbed,” he said in a post-match interview. “The officiating today was disgraceful, absolutely disgraceful, and we are distraught about that. “We had a lot of chances, but at the end of the day you can’t play like that. We never got a fair shake.” The victory was only the third for Pirates, one of South Africa’s most successful clubs, since the competition began in 1978.