Chamber Launches Math Scavenger Hunt for Students

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0To celebrate math month in April, Chamber members are offering fun and prizes at various locations as students apply math to real work applications.The Thurston County Chamber’s Education Committee is pleased to announce “Math for Life.” This is an education program designed to actively engage students in real-world math applications during April’s “Math Awareness Month.”The Chamber is hosting a Scavenger Hunt where student’s will be asked grade-level math questions and learn how math is used at various member businesses.Students get their map stamped at each location qualifying for a chance to win great prizes (which are still needed!).Contact Tami Palmer for more information, for your organization to participate or to donate a prize – [email protected]last_img read more

Nikhat Zareen demands trial against Mary Kom to be televised in interest of fairness

first_imgAdvertisement clkNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vskp40cWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ela( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9dtxchWould you ever consider trying this?😱m5lsCan your students do this? 🌚9g3Roller skating! Powered by Firework Nikhat Zareen was to face bronze medalist, Mary Kom in a private league organised by the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) on Tuesday, but since the match did not take place, Nikhat is now worried about her place in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics Quantifies that is to held in New Delhi on December 27th. She does not trust BFI and is doubtful whether she will be allowed to take part in the Tokyo Selection Trials.Advertisement Nikhat was hoping to take take part in the private league, give strong competition to Mary Kom and show off her skills to the public as well as the presenters. She claimed that she took part in the private league because the match was going to be televised. This way she could announce to the world, that there is yet another boxing champion that the nation should look forward to other than Mary Kom, but it turned out luck was not at her side, when Mary withdrew from the match because she suffered a back injury and needed rest.Advertisement Disappointed Nikhat doubted BFI’s intention and decided to approach to the media and ask for a televised trial between her and Mary Kom. She further added that she is unable to trust, anyone, at this crucial time in her career, not even BFI which is why she is bent on having a televised trial for the public to judge on their own and keep BFI’s dirty politics at bay.“At the trials there will no live TV and camera. The bouts will be video-graphed, but again it will be done by the BFI. So, there’s a doubt over the fairness of the trials. As a boxer who is going through all this (unfair treatment), I can’t easily trust anyone. I am a bit about the decision. I demand it to be televised and live-streamed.”Advertisement Nikhat Zareen is gunning for the fourth contender place in the 51kg category. The Tokyo Selection Trials are conducted privately and will be video graphed by BFI. Nikhat’s demand caused quite an uproar in the sports world, what is left to be seen is whether the higher authorities will agree to her demands.Predicting who the teams will buy in the IPL 2020 auctionPredictions On How The Manchester United Will Finish The Season  Advertisementlast_img read more

Chelsea v Bournemouth: match preview, team news, facts and figures

first_imgThibaut Courtois may return to the Chelsea starting line-up.Kick-off: 5.30pm, Saturday 5 December 2015Referee: Mike Jones (Chester)Match in a nutshell: Chelsea hunt a fourth consecutive clean sheet as they welcome Eddie Howe’s injury-hit Bournemouth to Stamford Bridge. Injuries and suspensionsCHELSEARuled out: John Terry (ankle), Ramires (thigh), Radamel Falcao (calf).AFC BOURNEMOUTHRuled out: Adam Federici (ankle), Marc Pugh (Achilles), Lee Tomlin (calf), Tommy Elphick (ankle), Max Gradel (knee), Callum Wilson (knee), Tyrone Mings (knee), Christian Atsu (calf).Fitness tests: Artur Boruc (knee), Harry Arter (hamstring). Possible line-upsChelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Pedro; Hazard. Subs from: Begovic, Amelia, Aina, Djilobodji, Baba, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Traore, Kenedy, Remy.AFC Bournemouth: Alsop; Francis, Cook, Distin, Daniels; Ritchie, Surman, Gosling, Stanislas; Artur; King.Subs from: Holmes, Smith, Cargill, Bennett, MacDonald, O’Kane, Murray, Rantie, Kermogant. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesChelsea total: D W L L L (4 points)Home: W L W L W (9 points)AFC Bournemouth total: D D L L L (2 points)Away: D L L L L (1 point)Top scorers – all competitionsChelsea: Willian 5; Costa 4; Ramires 3; Oscar 2, Pedro 2; Azpilicueta 1, Cahill 1, Fabregas 1, Falcao 1, Hazard 1, Kenedy 1, Matic 1, Remy 1, Zouma 1.AFC Bournemouth: Wilson 5; Stanislas 4; Gosling 3; Murray 2, Pugh 2, Ritchie 2; Cook 1, Kermorgant 1, King 1, MacDonald 1, Smith 1.Only five meetings4 October 1994: AFC Bournemouth 0 Chelsea 121 September 1994: Chelsea 1 AFC Bournemouth 028 November 1989: AFC Bournemouth 2 Chelsea 325 March 1989: Chelsea 2 AFC Bournemouth 03 September 1988: AFC Bournemouth 1 Chelsea 0Chelsea 4 wins, AFC Bournemouth 1 win, 0 drawsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Why do so many airliners look the same?

first_imgTo paraphrase the old saying, “If it works well, don’t change it.” Although the British de Havilland Comet was the world’s first jet-powered airliner in 1952, it was the Boeing 707 in 1958 that set the standard for all airliner designs to follow. Using four jet engines housed in streamlined nacelles mounted on pylons below the wing, the 150-passenger 707 established a design principal that is still used on nearly every jet airliner flying today.With its swept-back wings and tailplanes, the 707 represented the epitome of “Jet Age” design. In 1969, Boeing’s jumbo 747 used the same configuration, only scaled-up in size to carry 350 passengers. As turbine powerplants became more powerful and reliable, only two were needed instead of four, as first shown on the Airbus A300. Today, nearly every modern jetliner from the Boeing 737, 767, and 777 to the Airbus A320, A330, and A380 use the standard configuration of podded engines mounted under swept wings with conventional swept tails.last_img read more

BRICS stock exchanges form alliance

first_img17 October 2011The stock exchanges of the BRICS emerging market bloc – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – have announced an initiative to cross-list benchmark equity index derivatives on each other’s boards, in an effort to expose investors to opportunities in the world’s leading developing markets.Following that, the alliance will develop innovative products to track the BRICS exchanges. The initiative was announced at the 51st annual general meeting of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) in Johannesburg last week.Exposure to leading developing marketsThe initiative brings together the BM&F BOVESPA from Brazil, Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange (MICEX) from Russia, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) as the initial China representative, and South Africa’s JSE Limited.The National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) and the BSE Limited (formerly known as Bombay Stock Exchange) have signed letters of support and will join the alliance after finalising outstanding requirements.These seven exchanges represent a combined listed market capitalisation of US$9.02-trillion, equity market trading value per month of $422-billion and 9 481 companies listed. They also accounted for over 18% of all exchange-listed derivative contracts traded by volume worldwide, as of June this year.“Global investors are increasingly seeking exposure to leading developing markets,” said HKEx and WFE chairman Ronald Arculli. “The close relationship of the BRICS stock exchanges is behind this initiative, through which investors worldwide will gain easier access to benchmark equity index derivatives which will now be offered in local currency on these exchanges.“These cross-listings are planned to take place by June 2012.”Growing relevance of BRICS economiesThis was an important moment in the history of developing countries, said Arculli. “The alliance enables more investors to gain exposure to the BRICS bloc of emerging economies, with its increasing economic power.”From a global perspective the alliance pointed to the growing relevance of the BRICS economies and financial markets in the coming decade and further underlined the reason for the BRICS relationship, he said.As well as being barometers of market performance, indices also form the basis of other tradable products including exchange traded funds. “As a logical second phase in the alliance, the exchanges have agreed to work together to develop new products for cross-listing on the respective exchanges,” said JSE chief executive Russell Loubser.The second phase will also include the development of products combining exposures to equity indices of all alliance partner exchanges. “These products would then be cross listed and traded in local currencies,” said BM&F BOVESPA chief executive Edemir Pinto. “They will also allow investors to gain exposure to other emerging markets through a locally listed product.”Opportunities to participate in growthThe third phase may include product developments and cooperation in additional asset classes and services.“Apart from cross-listing products, there are other opportunities which can be explored, which have great potential and will promote greater development and understanding of the respective markets,” said MICEX President Ruben Aganbegyan.BSE chief executive Madhu Kannan said that the BRICS exchanges alliance held great promise, as it would create avenues for Indian investors to diversify and expand into other emerging markets.“It will also provide unique opportunities to investors in other BRICS nations to participate and contribute in India’s growth,” he said. “BSE will actively work towards bringing world-class products to India as well as developing new products for other BRICS markets.”The interest in the BRICS economies is prompted by above-average growth predicted for these regions, as well as the rising consumer power generated by growing middle classes in each nation.“The growth of this consumer class implies that demand will accelerate within these countries,” says National Stock Exchange of India MD Ravi Narain.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Lagos church victims repatriated to SA

first_img6 February 2015A C130 military aircraft landed in Pretoria in the early hours of Friday morning, 6 February, containing the bodies of the remaining victims of the building collapse in Lagos, Nigeria.“The mortal remains of the outstanding 11 compatriots who perished on 12 September 2014 when the Scoan [Synagogue Church of All Nations] guesthouse collapsed in Nigeria are all back,” Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said shortly after the aircraft landed at Waterkloof Air Force Base.The bodies were brought back to the country by a team of military health personnel and forensic pathologists who had departed about 9pm on 2 February. Some 81 South Africans were killed and 25 were injured when the multi-storey building collapsed in Lagos nearly five months ago.Following the disaster, President Jacob Zuma appointed an inter-ministerial committee to oversee the government’s response and to ensure the injured and the deceased were returned to South Africa.The National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NatJoints) co-ordinated the various role players and led the technical planning for the identification and repatriation of the deceased and the return of injured South Africans.In November 2014, 74 bodies were repatriated and a formal reception ceremony was held for the families of the victims. At the time, 11 bodies had not been positively identified and could not be repatriated.“The mortal remains are now back. The families can now close the chapter as we are closing it today so that the last rites are performed so they can bury them with dignity,” Radebe said.He thanked Zuma for establishing the task team to deal with repatriation process, and acknowledged NatJoints, medical personnel, scientists, officials from the Department of Social Development and members of the South African Police Service.He was grateful for the assistance of the government of Nigeria in the identification and repatriation.The 11 bodies are expected to be transported to the nearest government mortuaries in the provinces where the families live.The government has encouraged anyone in need of grief counselling services to call the Social Development Department’s toll-free number on 0800 428 428, or to send a “Please call me” text message to *120*7867#. A professional counsellor will return their call. The grief counselling services are available freely.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

Babe Ruth’s last surviving daughter Julia Stevens dies in Nevada at 102

first_imgP2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash In keeping with her wishes, her remains will be cremated with burial sometime this spring in Conway, New Hampshire, where she used to live, Tom Stevens said.“She lived such a full, interesting life,” he said. “She was an ambassador for Babe Ruth.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesTom Stevens said his mother moved from Florida to Arizona in 1992 after Hurricane Andrew and then to Nevada, where he lives.Diane Murphy, a fellow resident at Prestige Senior Living at Mira Loma in Henderson, told The Associated Press that Julia Stevens had lost her sight but remained bright and vibrant. Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Stevens was adopted by baseball’s biggest star soon after Ruth married her mother, Claire Hodgson, in 1929 when Julia was 12 years old. Hodgson died in 1976.Julia was the older of two daughters adopted by Ruth. Dorothy Ruth Pirone, who was Ruth’s daughter from a previous relationship, died in 1989 at age 67.Tom Stevens told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in an interview earlier this year that it rankled his mother to be referred to as Ruth’s stepdaughter.He said Ruth was a match to provide Julia a needed blood transfusion when she was hospitalized as a young adult.“She said as far as she was concerned, between being adopted and the transfusion, ‘I’m his daughter, period,’” Tom Stevens said.Babe Ruth retired in 1935, days after playing his last game. He was with the Boston Braves that year after starring for the New York Yankees from 1920-34 and the Boston Red Sox from 1914-19.Ruth died from cancer at age 53 in 1948.“I sometimes wonder if the designated hitter rule would have been in effect when Daddy played, his career would’ve lasted much longer and he would’ve hit a lot more home runs,” Stevens once said. “It was his legs that gave out. He had trouble with his knees.”Stevens said Ruth taught her how to dance and how to bowl and “I couldn’t have had a better father than him.”She made her final trip to Yankee Stadium at age 91 in 2008 to say goodbye to one of her dad’s favorite places where he hit many of his 714 career home runs. Joel Embiid lifts 76ers past Pacers in return from knee injury Accompanied by her son and two grandchildren, Stevens got a warm reception from the crowd before New York’s 6-0 loss to Cincinnati.A New York sports writer dubbed the Bronx stadium “The House That Ruth Built,” and the Yankees retired Ruth’s No. 3 during their 25th anniversary celebration of Yankee Stadium on June 13, 1948, the great slugger’s final visit to the ballpark.As Ruth’s daughter, Stevens’ family said, “she had many amazing experiences, which she was pleased to share with eager reporters and fans alike. Until the very end, she was very proud to call him ‘Daddy’ and she particularly loved recalling events from 1934 when she went on a ‘round the world’ tour with her parents” to Japan with a major-league all-star team.She is survived by her son, two grandchildren and four great grandchildren, according to the family’s Facebook post. Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears endcenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES FILE – In this Monday, Oct. 18, 1999 photo, Julia Ruth Stevens, the daughter of baseball legend Babe Ruth, prepares to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the start of Game 5 of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park in Boston. Julia Ruth Stevens, the last surviving daughter of Hall of Fame baseball slugger Babe Ruth and a champion of his legacy, has died. She was 102. Stevens’ family says she died Saturday, March 9, 2019 at an assisted living facility in Henderson, Nevada, after a short illness. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)HENDERSON, Nev. — Julia Ruth Stevens, the last surviving daughter of Hall of Fame baseball slugger Babe Ruth and a decades-long champion of his legacy, has died at age 102, her family has announced.Tom Stevens said Sunday that his mother died Saturday morning at an assisted living facility in Henderson, Nevada, after a short illness.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stevens was part of a circle of residents who read books aloud, according to Murphy.“She was so sharp and laughed at the right moments,” Murphy said. “She was a lovely lady.”Even well into her 90s, Stevens threw out first pitches at baseball games across the nation, attended Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Cooperstown, New York, and appeared at the annual Babe Ruth Little League World Series.She authored three books about her famous father.“As long as there is baseball, Daddy’s name is always going to be mentioned. He was one of a kind,” Stevens once said. “My goal in life is to keep his name alive. He was a wonderful father and I remember him as that and just not as a baseball player.”ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

9 months agoMan City edge ahead of Chelsea for Barcelona youngster Ilaix Moriba – this week

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City edge ahead of Chelsea for Barcelona youngster Ilaix Moriba – this weekby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHighly-rated Barcelona youngster Ilaix Moriba is on the brink of signing for Manchester City.Sport says City could sign Ilaix after Saturday, when the exciting prospect turns 16.Moriba is considered one of the most promising talents to come out of the famous La Masia academy for years, and Barcelona have offered him a contract higher than what they normally offer players of his age.But the report says that deal is still not close to what City can offer, with Juventus and Chelsea also trying to secure his services.City reportedly feel they are in pole position to sign the midfielder. last_img read more

NDP critic slams minister for shameful comments to family of Kanina Sue

first_imgKenneth JacksonAPTN NewsAs the family of Kanina Sue Turtle continues to struggle for answers about how their daughter was able to film her own suicide in a Sioux Lookout foster home the minister responsible for child welfare in Ontario says they could always give him a call.Children and Youth Services Minister Michael Coteau was asked in Ontario’s Queens Park Monday morning if he was going to let Turtle’s family know what happened, as they say they’ve been kept in the dark for over 16 months.“She was a very troubled youth. She was left alone and she took her own life,” said Monique Taylor, NDP MP and critic of children and youth services, during question period.“Will the minister tell this family what happened to their daughter?”Coteau had this to say in response: “Of course any family that wants to connect with the ministry, and with me, to talk about any issue in regards to their children, I’m always available.”Turtle’s mother Barbara Suggashie lives in Poplar Hill First Nation near the Ontario/Manitoba boarder. It’s a world away from Queens Park in Toronto.In a follow-up interview with Taylor she slammed Coteau for the comments.“I think it’s shameful that it was like a one-off, ‘well just give me a call’. No, minister it’s time to get serious,” said Taylor.Watch the full exchange at Queens Park Monday: Suggashie has told APTN News she just wants answers as how her daughter was able to film her own suicide when she was suicidal and visited the hospital at least two times for self-harming within nine days of her death on Oct. 29, 2016.Turtle also tried to kill herself the day before death and filmed that too.APTN first reported the video last week after viewing it through the family’s lawyer Marco Frangione.First story: Family wants to know why daughter left alone to film her suicide in foster homeThe video shows it takes about 45 minutes before a foster care worker comes to check on Turtle.“Without question, the video was the most horrific thing I have ever seen in my life and career,” said Frangione. “My take on the video is that it really is the visual embodiment of how our system is broken, particularly as it relates to Aboriginal children in care.”Suggashie said Tikinagan Child and Family Services never told her how Turtle was left alone to kill herself when it first happened or that there was a video that was filmed on Turtle’s iPod.“Tik didn’t tell me anything at all,” she said.Suggashie said she didn’t find out about the video until months later when she said police returned Turtle’s belongings, including the iPod, last summer. Turtle’s father told APTN police said they were unable to access the device but advised the family of the video’s existence. The family later determined the device’s passcode and saw the video.Turtle is seen propping up her iPod as the video begins and she hangs herself. She doesn’t say a word.It happens quickly and then nothing until a worker abruptly comes through the door to check on her. A baby is heard crying in another room.The follow: Family feels hounded by Tikinagan to hand over video of daughter’s suicide: LawyerThe unidentified female worker realizes the iPod is recording at about the 50-minute mark of the video as she is on the phone with 911.Tikinagan has refused to answer questions citing privacy for the family.Coteau’s office has also declined to offer any answers as to what happened, including any ramifications for the foster home as a result of the [email protected]last_img read more