Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion English is the language of the world. All you have to do is watch ABC, CBS, NBC and other national news stations and see people around the world speaking English. As one example, a month ago a 9-year-old girl from Syria pleaded on the news to stop the fighting and bombing there. I’ve traveled to five different areas in Mexico, and every Latino I had contact with spoke English.States like Texas, Florida, California and Nevada, which have a large Latino population (legal or non-legal), might find it useful when they talk to their lawn guy. For the rest of the country, learning Spanish is a total waste of students’ time and taxpayers’ money.It’s time to replace this useless language in our schools’ curriculum with more STEM, computer classes and AP courses. For the students who are not four-year-college bound, increase trade skills, technical skills and stress that if you’re good with your hands, you can make a good living because we all need mechanics, plumbers, electricians, builders and handymen. It’s time for the state Board of Regents to make the change. This is America, where we speak English.Jay JanczakBallston SpaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusGuilderland girls’ soccer team hands BH-BL first league lossEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? Someone a long time ago decided that high schools in New York and other states should learn a language of Third World countries, Why?
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He went on to say that the female victim was deeply traumatized by the incident. Separately, Bolaang Mongondow Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Indra Pramana said the incident happened on Feb. 26. He added that the police were carefully handling the case as the victim and the perpetrators were underage.Such sexual harassment is a criminal offense according to Article 82 of the 2014 law on child protection, which carries maximum punishment of 15 years in prison. The incident has been criticized by child protection stakeholders, including Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Minister Bintang Puspayoga, who called for authorities to immediately handle the case. “I feel so upset knowing such violence and bullying happened. Moreover, it happened in an educational institution and it was intentionally recorded and shared to the public,” Puspayoga said in a statement on Tuesday. She added that the ministry had coordinated with the Bolaang Mongondow Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Agency, the police’s Criminal Investigation Department and the school’s authorities.“I’ll make sure that the case is handled with consideration of the [victim’s] needs,” she said.She also asked the public not to further share the video as doing so would violate Article 64 of the 2014 law. The Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) urged the North Sulawesi Education Agency to investigate the school’s principal and other teachers who should be responsible in protecting students from all kinds of violence, as stated in the 2014 law as well as Education and Cultural Ministerial Decree No. 82/2015 on the prevention and handling of violence in educational institutions.“The KPAI urges schools to settle the sexual harassment case to create a deterrent effect on perpetrators. The KPAI also calls for psychological assistance for the victim and rehabilitation for the perpetrators,” said the KPAI commissioner in charge of education, Retno Listyarti.Bolaang Mongondow Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Agency chairwoman Farida Mooduto said the agency had worked to provide psychological assistance for both the victim and the five alleged perpetrators. (aly) The North Sulawesi Police have arrested five students who were allegedly involved in the sexual assault of a female schoolmate at a vocational high school in the province’s Bolaang Mongondow regency.The case first emerged in the public eye when a video showing four students purportedly harassing a female student in a classroom made the rounds on social media on Monday.In the video, the students are seen holding the victim as they grope her. The Bolaang Mongondow Police subsequently launched a probe into the incident and arrested five people aged 16 to 17 years old, North Sulawesi Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Jules Abbast said.The five people comprised three boys and two girls, including one who allegedly recorded the video.Jules said the arrested students told the police during their questioning that they were only joking around while waiting for the teacher to arrive to class.”According to their motive, the incident was meant as joke material while waiting for the teacher. At that time, the teacher [reportedly] did not arrive to class yet,” Jules said as reported by Antara on Tuesday. Topics : read more
Pep Guardiola has praised Mikel Arteta’s impact at Arsenal (EPA)Pep Guardiola has praised Mikel Arteta’s start at Arsenal and insists his former assistant at Manchester City does not need to ask for advice.Arteta left City to become Unai Emery’s permanent replacement in December and the Gunners have suffered just one defeat in the Premier League since the Spaniard took charge.Arsenal are eight points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, while their means of securing Champions League qualification for next season were dealt a blow after they were dumped out of the Europa League by Olympiacos last month.But Guardiola has been impressed with how quickly Arteta has put his ideas into place at Arsenal and says the team’s positional play is constantly improving.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked how he would assess Arteta’s start at Arsenal, Guardiola replied: ‘I would say incredibly well in the fact that the ideas he’s already implemented are already in the team. Comment Pep Guardiola says Mikel Arteta has improved Arsenal’s positional play (Getty Images)‘His positional game is getting better day by day. Doing that in a short time is not easy.‘And I’m pretty sure Arsenal will have success in the future with him on the bench.’Asked how much contact he’s had with Arteta since his departure at City, Guardiola replied: ‘Quite often.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalBut when asked if Arteta has gone to him for advice, Guardiola said: ‘Absolutely not.‘He’s an adult, he’s more than prepared, he doesn’t need it.‘We talk about family, the first days, how he’s settling in the team, the normal things.‘We talk about friends, ex colleagues, we worked together, that’s it.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 10 Mar 2020 2:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3kShares Pep Guardiola highlights the major improvement Mikel Arteta has made at Arsenal read more
Economy, Infrastructure, Press Release West Reading, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf joined local business and community development leaders to tour several community revitalization projects in the borough of West Reading, Berks County. The projects were funded through collaboration from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), the West Reading Community Revitalization Foundation (WRCRF), and private sources.“Beautiful communities like this are what happens when the public, private, and nonprofit sectors all come together with a shared vision,” said Governor Wolf. “Seeing these success stories – along with hearing the joy they bring to residents and the boost they bring to local businesses – means that these community development initiatives are raising the quality of life here in West Reading. I’m excited to see what’s in store for this community’s future.”WRCRF and DCED have heavily supported West Reading to successfully combat blighting influences that were rife to overwhelm the borough in the early 1990s. Since that time, programs like DCED’s Keystone Communities Main Street and Elm Street programs have helped encourage the creation of partnerships between the public and private sectors that jointly support local initiatives such as the growth and stability of neighborhoods and communities, social and economic diversity, and a strong and secure quality of life. In the past five years, the Keystone Communities program has provided nearly $600,000 in funding to West Reading community development projects.“We wouldn’t be able to accomplish all we do without the support of our many volunteers and donors who have helped make our vision and ideas become reality,” said Dean L. Rohrbach, West Reading Elm Street manager. “Many of our partners have told me the reason they support us is because of the state’s support that protects and leverages their investment.”The tour included a recent streetscape project supported by the Keystone Communities Elm Street program. The project addresses problems of old, deteriorated and unsightly sidewalks and broken curbs, and a lack of green space and rain water permeability.DCED contributed nearly $250,000 into the over $300,000 project, with additional funding provided by West Reading Borough, Reading Hospital, and the WRCRF through several nonprofits.The tour also included the results of the annual “Paint the Town” event in which volunteers paint the front facades of homes on a chosen block in historic three-color schemes; as well as stops at a façade improvement project funded by DCED across from borough hall, and the Mural Corridor on Cherry Street.WRCRF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to advance the vitality of commercial areas through the Main Street program and livability of residential areas through the Elm Street program in West Reading. It has formed very strong, long-lasting, and diverse partnerships with organizations that help it leverage state funds to fight blighting influences and improve West Reading’s quality of life for visitors and residents. Governor Wolf Tours Revitalized West Reading Community Supported by State Investment August 21, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter read more
He said the buyers of such bonds were typically banks, which held the notes as part of their liquid asset holdings.“If it turns out that interest rates on shorter-term ARMs should rise in isolation, then we will be ready to buy,” Olejasz Larsen said.A side-effect of this would be that Sampension, as a big investor, would have a stabilising effect on the price development in the ARM market, he said.“But we emphasise that our aim is solely to achieve a high long-term return for our pension customers,” he said.Olejasz Larsen said the mortgage credit institutions had done a lot to guard against negative consequences of the “event risks” of the auctions, by increasing the loan terms and spreading the auctions throughout the whole year, which was why there were now four annual auction dates.In its traditional with-profits pensions business, Sampension said it had DKK87bn invested in bonds overall at the end of September, which included DKK20.4bn in Danish mortgage bonds. Investment-grade bonds make up 66% of the traditional with-profits investment portfolio.Sampension has also been increasing its investment in callable mortgage bonds, as it takes the view that the spread between yields on these bonds and other bonds with the same level of risk have become too wide.“For various reasons,” Olejasz Larsen said, “the supply of these very traditional fixed-yield and callable loans for homeowners has grown significantly, and, in the wake of that, prices have become more attractive for us as investors.”He said Sampension, compared with foreign investors, was also perhaps more familiar with Danish mortgage credit.“The way the individual bonds are arranged is often very complicated, but this presents no barrier for us,” he said.Commenting on the outlook for bond yields generally, he said both short and long-term yields seemed to be too low at the moment compared with the real economic development in Europe and the US.But Sampension expects the low level of yields throughout the entire yield curve to continue in 2016. Denmark’s third-largest labour-market pensions provider Sampension has increased its holdings in Danish mortgage bonds over the course of this year and is ready to buy up more if the current round of issuance results in higher short-term yields.The DKK257bn (€34.3bn) pension fund said it has also been building up its investment in callable bonds this year.Henrik Olejasz Larsen, investment director at Sampension, said: “Over the course of the year, we have increased our holding of Danish mortgage bonds – fixed interest bonds – which we are very keen on, from a fundamental point of view.”He said Sampension was following the current round of auctions now beginning in Denmark for the refinancing of adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs), even though this short-term paper was not traditionally of interest to long-term pension investors. read more
President Pierre Nkurunziza has said he will not back down from his bid to vie for a third term in officeFour people died in Monday in fresh protests in Burundi as police fired live rounds towards protesters according to AFP.More than 40 others were injured. For more than a week demonstrators in Burundi have been rallying against president Pierre Nkurunziza standing for a third term.The latest clashes started when some demonstrators threw stones and the police responded by firing live rounds.They are the most serious protests to rock Burundi since Mr Nkurunziza took power at the end of a 12-year civil war in 2005.The international community has already weighed in on the situation in Burundi with the US urging President Pierre Nkurunziza not to seek another term.Speaking during an official visit to Nairobi the US state secretary John Kerry told presiodent Pierre Nkurunziza not to take part in the June elections saying it is unconstitutional.Students were forced to go home last week after accommodation facilities were shut dwon. Meanwhile the vice president of the constitutional court in Burundi which was due to decide if Nkurunziza’s bid is legal has fled the country.He is reported to have said that he refused to be pressured to put his name to it.Judge Sylvere Nimpagaritse said the court’s judges had come under “enormous pressure” from senior figures, which he refused to name, to approve the disputed candidacy of Nkurunziza.His departure comes only hours after police shot dead four protesters in Burundi where violence has left at least 13 dead in just over a week.Nimpagaritse is quoted by several media sources saying that said most of the court’s seven judges believed it would be unconstitutional for Nkurunziza to stand again, but had faced enormous pressure to force them to change their mind.Meanwhile the government of Rwanda has expressed concern over the deteriorating situation in Burundi . Increasing reports of unrest and violence targeting unarmed civilians are particularly worrying.However Rwanda commends the efforts of several regional and international organisations and leaders including EU urging Burundi to maintain peace.The government of Paul Kagame has urged Burundi to take immediate steps to ensure the protection of its population, end the worsening humanitarian situation and restore peace. read more
According to CAF, Cameroon submitted Douala Japoma Stadium,Morocco filed in Casablanca Mohammed V Sports Stadium and Prince Moulay Abdellah Sports Stadium as Tunisia proposed Tunis Rades Olympic StadiumAdvertisement With regards to the inaugural one-match for the finals of the Total CAF Champions League 2019/20 and Total CAF Confederation Cup 2019/20, three Member Associations, Morocco, Tunisia and Cameroon have submitted bids during the 11 -20 February 2020 timeline. Promoted Content7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better Guided by the Technical Specifications, the ad hoc committee chaired by CAF 1st Vice President Constant Omari Selemani, will review and evaluate the received bids taking into consideration key facilities such as Infrastructure, Accommodation, Medical amongst others. Read Also:CAF appoints Abdelmounaïm Bah as Acting General SecretaryA final decision is expected to be made by the CAF Emergency Committee on 12 March 2020. It will be recalled that the CAF Executive Committee at its meeting last June decided on a single matchfor the finals of the Interclub competitions. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… read more
The Batesville Lady Bulldogs were swept in a doubleheader by The Connersville Lady Spartans.Batesville vs. Connersville Game 1 (4-24)Batesville vs. Connersville Game 2 (4-24)Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.
The Franklin County Girls Tennis team opened their season with an important conference match right off the bat. On top of being a conference match, the team was welcoming back a former head coach, Jeff Siebert. After a long and grueling match, the Lady Cats fought their way to a 5-0 sweep over the Knights.Coming at #1 Singles, Lilli Stewart got things going right with a 6-1, 6-1 victory. “Lilli played very well against a player who had beaten her several times last season.” Earning another point for the team came at the #2 doubles position with the duo of Maggie Brack and Taylor McCreary not dropping a game at 6-0, 6-0. Following close behind was the #1 doubles team of Grace Moster and Katarina Sacksteder with the score of 6-2, 6-1.“Both doubles teams played well together and had a great start to the season.” Previously a doubles player, Lauren Klei got a 6-1, 6-2 win at #3 singles. “Lauren played super in her first singles match.” After a long and gruesome 3 hour match, Megan Routh at #2 singles finally won her nail biting match, earning the fifth and final point for her team 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-3. “Megan did a great job out lasting her opponent.” Wildcats Coach Brady Ertel.The Lady Wildcats will get a weekend to rest up before they go into a 3 match week beginning on Monday with a home match against Lawrenceburg starting at 4:30.Scores.#1 Singles Lilli Stewart beat Madison Fentress 6-1, 6-1#2 Singles Megan Routh beat Sydney Yoe 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-3#3 Singles Lauren Klei beat Ashley Stevenson 6-1, 6-2#1 Doubles Grace Moster and Katarina Sacksteder beat Brooklyn Cromer and Emily Seward 6-2, 6-1#2 Doubles Taylor McCreary and Maggie Brack beat Lacy Horn and Danielle Martini 6-0, 6-0All JV players were able to pick up wins in their matches as well. read more