PBAF announces scholarship applications

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Twitter Local NewsEducation PBAF announces scholarship applications By admin – February 5, 2018 Facebook Facebook Permian Basin Area Foundation recently announced its renewed partnership with AcademicWorks, an online scholarship application platform, for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year.Beginning Jan. 15, students and counselors can view eligibility, selection criteria and apply for scholarships online at the foundation’s website, www.pbaf.org.In 2017, Permian Basin Area Foundation awarded $551,000 in scholarships from its more than 80 scholarship funds. The Foundation anticipates awarding approximately half a million dollars for the 2018-2019 academic year.“This year, the foundation will accept only applications submitted through the AcademicWorks system,” explained Sherri Heiting, scholarship administrator. “This scholarship management information system provides an efficient and secure platform through which students can apply for dozens of foundation scholarships. All students are required to create an AcademicWorks user account prior to accessing the General Scholarship Application.”Applications must be received by March 31. To learn more about scholarships, grants, and the philanthropic work of donors partnering with PBAF, call 432-617-3213.ON THE NETwww.pbaf.org WhatsApp Previous articleJob Fair for oilfield workersNext articleESTRICH: The swamp overflows adminlast_img read more

The Heir Apparent Opens Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows The Heir Apparent Uncle knows best? The Classic Stage Company’s production of The Heir Apparent celebrates its opening night on April 9. Written by David Ives and directed by John Rando, the play stars Tony nominees David Pittu and Suzanne Bertish and will run through May 4. Suzanne Bertish Young Eraste has it all: good looks, a beautiful fiancée, and a huge inheritance from an ancient uncle. There’s just one little problem: the uncle won’t die and he’s bequeathed his entire fortune to a distant relative. Oh, and did we mention the uncle also intends to marry Eraste’s fiancée? What’s a fine 18th-century fellow to do? What else but enlist the aid of his resourceful servant who could “out-Figaro” Figaro. Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on May 11, 2014 Pittu and Bertish are joined by Carson Elrod, Claire Karpen, Amelia Pedlow, Dave Quay and Payton Whitehead. View Commentslast_img read more

Ask the ‘King’—Pryor back on track after assist from LeBron

first_imgCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)— After a week of criticism and second-guessing, Terrelle Pryor felt as if a cool, fresh breeze had blown out all the things that troubled him. Pryor passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, accounting for 343 yards of total offense in No. 18 Ohio State’s 38-7 victory over Minnesota Oct. 24.The numbers—and the result—were in stark contrast to what happened seven days earlier. In a shocking 26-18 loss at Purdue, Pryor had looked confused, petulant and unnerved. He threw two interceptions and fumbled the ball away two times. Adding to the pressure surrounding Pryor, his high school coach in Jeannette, Pa., said last week that Ohio State’s offense is not maximizing Pryor’s abilities. In a story which first appeared on ESPN.com, Ray Reitz said his former charge looks like “a robot” in Ohio State’s offense.Pryor made a surprise appearance before reporters on Oct. 21 and appeared more relaxed than he had in interviews previously. He readily answered questions and spoke with conviction about the problems he has encountered.“I came here to be a quarterback, and for the rest of the season, we’re going to be pretty darn good,” the 20-year-old said. “I don’t know why [Reitz] would say something like that. I wouldn’t trade where I’m at right now.”Another Cleveland Cavaliers star, center Shaquille O’Neal, also had words of encouragement for Pryor after Cleveland lost to the Boston Celtics in an exhibition game last Wednesday night.Talking about his first visit to Columbus, O’Neal said, “It’s a very energetic crowd. I’m familiar with Ohio State football, of course. I know they’re always up there [in the rankings]. I just want to tell the quarterback to keep his head up. I saw that they’re getting on him the last two games. Keep your head up, young man, and try to get this football team back on track.”Pryor said the bad game at Purdue had helped open his eyes.“That opened me up to the world and opened me up to myself and who I am as a person,” Pryor said. “I think maybe that was the best thing to happen to us last week. Maybe we’ll learn from it. We’re having real good practices, and we’re just trying to get the fans back on our side.”James said someone asked him to speak with Pryor.“Well, I’ve known him for a few years, but our relationship started maybe a few months ago, when I was contacted on if it was possible for me to reach out to the kid,” James said. “It was a no-brainer of course. Our relationship has grown within the last couple of months. I try to keep up on him on game days. I wish him luck and throughout the week.”Now 24, James is in his seventh season in the NBA. He was one of the most acclaimed high school athletes of all time, then became an icon through both his abilities on the court and his marketing acumen. James has made few missteps in his professional and business careers.He said that when he speaks to Pryor, he speaks from experience.“At the end of the day, there’s a lot more than just football and basketball,” he said. “Because I know. I’ve seen it all. From a prep kid, I was very high [in terms of celebrity], and then I was a professional. So I’ve seen it all.”Pryor said he has been affected by all the attention he has gotten.“Let’s be real. If any of us were the quarterback at Ohio State, and you’ve got all these people around you, you’re sort of like a superstar,” he said. “And you start maybe thinking too much maybe of yourself and losing your head a little bit and losing focus.” HANDLING HIS BUSINESS—LeBron James throws down two against the Dallas Mavericks Oct. 20 at the Petersen Events Center on the University of Pittsburgh campus. James scored 12 points in the Cavaliers 99-66 exhibition game win. BACK ON TRACK—Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) steps up and into the end zone for a 15-yard touchdown run against Minnesota during third quarter action Oct. 24, in Columbus, Ohio. Pryor passed for tw=o touchdowns and ran for another. An onslaught of vicious reviews followed, from media, Ohio State fans and from other observers.Pryor said he learned from that firestorm that he can’t do everything.“I used the resources I had. I used the offensive line and I used my receivers,” said Pryor, frequently criticized for trying to do too much by himself. “It meant a lot to me that my teammates supported me all week.”It wasn’t just teammates who supported him.“(I’m) trying to mentor him and get him through ‘life in the spotlight,’ which I’ve been through,” Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James said of his relationship with Pryor, whom he’s been trading text messages and phone calls with for the past few months.James is helping Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor learn how to handle everything that comes with being a celebrity athlete.James said he has been speaking to Pryor on the phone in recent weeks to try to help him deal with celebrity at a young age. James knows something about that, since he appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated under the headline “The Chosen One” while he was still in high school in Akron, Ohio.“Being that No. 1 guy, how do you adjust to it and how do you get through it and still perform at a high level?” James said. “Sometimes it can be very difficult on [a young athlete]. I’m trying to be that guy who can really help him get through a lot of situations which he’s never seen before but now he’s seeing and understanding.”last_img read more

Leafs snap two-game slide by doubling Spokane 4-2 Saturday night in Lilac City

first_imgNik Newman registered his first multiple point game of the season to help the Nelson Leafs snap a two-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Spokane Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night in the Lilac City.The two teams meet Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the NDCC Arena in the second half of the home-and-home Murdoch Division series.Newman, from Saugus, California, scored once and added two assists as the Leafs exploded for three goals in the first period past Spokane netminder Branden Amatto — including two markers in an 18-second span.The final 33 seconds was a wild time the teams combined for three goals, two by the Leafs James Sorriey and Newman and the final tally by Dylan Solberg of the Braves with six seconds remaining in the frame.Nelson then rode the hot goaltending of rookie Patrick Defoe who won his first game in the Green and White by stopping 32 of 24 shots. Spokane made a push in the third out shooting the Leafs 12-6.Leaf defenceman Riley Henderson scored his first goal of the season on the power play early in the third to give Nelson a two-goal cushion.Max Mois of Prince George opened the scoring for Nelson before Thomas McNevin replied for the Braves.Nelson, 2-1-0-1, pulls to within a point of Beaver Valley Nitehawks in Murdoch standings. Castlegar, thumping Grand Forks 9-2 Friday thanks to a five-point outburst from Anthony Delong, is third one point behind Nelson while Spokane, 1-4-0-0, is fourth. Grand Forks is winless in three [email protected]last_img read more

Amazon Beefs Up Its Tablets With New Kindle Fire HDX

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Amazon announced three new Kindle Fire tablets today as it prepares to push it device line towards the holiday shopping season. Kindle announced two brand new tablets—the Kindle Fire HDX in 7-inch and 8.9-inch varieties—along with an updated version of last year’s Kindle Fire HD.Amazon also announced the third generation of its Fire OS (the forked version of Android that runs the Fire tablets), dubbed “Mojito.”Amazon made the announcement with little fanfare. The company did not have a fancy launch event where CEO Jeff Bezos or any of his top lieutenants stood on stage to pose for cameras with the device. Amazon just quietly sent a press release overnight packed with information about the new Fire tablets.The 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX is likely the flagship of the series. Amazon has given both sizes of the HDX tablets a significant bump in hardware specifications. Both HDX tablets will runs a Snapdragon quad-core 2.2 GHz processor with 2 GB of RAM and twice the memory of last year’s Kindle Fire HD tablets. Amazon has packed a Adreno 330 graphics processor into the HDX tablets for better image rendering that will help the tablets running higher powered games.The screens on the 7-inch and 8.9-inch Fire HDX tablets also got a spec upgrade. The 7-inch version ships with 1920×1200 pixel dimensions, good for 323 pixels per square inch (ppi). The 8.9-inch Fire HDX runs a screen at 2560×1600 (339 ppi).The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch will also come with an 8-megapixel rear facing camera.Amazon also has several new software and content features for the Kindle Fire HDX tablets. Foremost among them is the ability to download Amazon Prime Instant Video movies and television straight to the tablets for offline viewing. Previously, Prime Instant Video was only available for streaming through Kindle Fire tablets. Amazon also released what it calls a “Mayday Button” for users that need instant tech support for their Fire tablets. The Amazon Kindle Fire expert will appear on your tablet within 15 seconds of pushing the Mayday Button to guide you through whatever tech problems you may be having with you device.  Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The new Fire HDX tablets also have a new feature Amazon calls “Second Screen” which has the ability to stream content from your Kindle Fire to a television set. Second Screen will work with the PlayStation 3 and Samsung Smart TVs or any Miracast-enabled accessories. Amazon has also improved its “X-Ray” features that allow users to look up aspects of their content from within books, video and now music.Amazon has also updated the enterprise-grade features on its Fire HDX tablets with new support for device encryption, Kerberos Intranet, secure Wi-Fi connections and VPN integrationAll three of the new Kindle Fire tablets are available for preorder today and will ship on October 18th. The Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch will sell for $229 (with a 4G LTE version for $329). The 8.9-inch Fire HDX will sell for $379 ($479 with 4G LTE). The updated Kindle Fire HD might be the best bargain of the bunch, now selling at $139.In lieu of a major announcement, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos describes everything you need to know about the new Fire HDX tablets in a statement from the press release:“It’s been just two years since we introduced the first Kindle Fire, and the team is innovating at an unbelievable speed,” said Bezos. “2.2 GHz processor, 339 ppi display, new 34% lighter design, Fire OS 3.0, and new exclusive features like the Mayday button, X-Ray for Music, Second Screen, and Prime Instant Video downloads. We’ve worked hard to pack this much hardware, innovation, and customer obsession into these prices.”  Related Posts Tags:#Amazon#Kindle Fire dan rowinski Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Lawsuit against Tom Cruise dismissed

first_imgA USD 1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit against Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise has been dismissed due to lack of prosecution. The case against Cruise, JJ Abrams, Paramount Pictures, CEO Brad Grey, Skydance Productions and David Ellison, has been also dismissed due to failure to comply with the orders of the court, reported Deadline. It is ordered and adjudged that the above-entitled case is dismissed, without prejudice, for lack of prosecution and for failure to comply with the orders of the Court, said a one-page order from the judge. The ending of the case in US district court comes nearly six months after Timothy Patrick McLanahan formally sued the notables and the studio claiming that 2011 ‘Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol’ was lifted off of his script, he wrote more than 15 years ago titled ‘Head On’. The judge gave McLanahan one last chance to ‘show cause why this case should not be dismissed’.copyright infringement lawsuit against Tom Cruise has been dismissed.last_img read more

Education Ministry Deploying 100 Mathematics Coaches to Schools Islandwide

first_img Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has announced that 100 mathematics coaches will shortly be deployed to assist in strengthening primary and secondary students’ performance in mathematics in approximately 1,000 schools islandwide.Senator Reid said the coaches’ will primarily focus on helping mathematics teachers obtain the requisite skills to effectively deliver the subject to students.This exercise, the Minister added, will be facilitated under the National Mathematics Programme (NMP).He was speaking at the media launch for the Professional Development Programme for MOEYI Mathematics Specialists and Teacher Educators at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge & Conference Centre in St. Andrew on Thursday (August 16).He noted that the Ministry has invested significant resources in initiatives, such as the NMP, in order to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics in Jamaica.Under the NMP, a comprehensive strategy has been implemented to: develop and implement a mathematics policy; improve teacher and teaching quality; improve the culture surrounding the teaching and learning of mathematics; and facilitate coaching for teachers.The NMP will continue supporting teacher training institutions to ensure that ineffective practices are stemmed from the pre-service level.He said the Professional Development Programme for MOEYI Mathematics Specialists and Teacher Educators, which will be financed through the Government of Japan-funded Inter-American Development Bank Technical Cooperation Grant Programme, will also assist with the work of the 100 mathematics coaches.“The Technical Cooperation Grant (assistance) is an important boost to the National Mathematics Programme as it provides additional resources to improve training in the effective use mathematical practices and coaching teachers to use these practices,” Senator Reid said. Story Highlights Senator Reid said the coaches’ will primarily focus on helping mathematics teachers obtain the requisite skills to effectively deliver the subject to students. Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has announced that 100 mathematics coaches will shortly be deployed to assist in strengthening primary and secondary students’ performance in mathematics in approximately 1,000 schools islandwide. This exercise, the Minister added, will be facilitated under the National Mathematics Programme (NMP).last_img read more

Nearly 1000 Participate in Immigration Bill Consultations

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Sept 2015 – Nearly one thousand people took part in the consultations on the Immigration and Turks and Caicos Islander Status Bills 2015; this according to the Ministry of Border Control and Employment in a press release.It was revealed that 550 individuals participated in the online survey through emails and written submissions, while 305 people attended the public meetings. Government officials called this the most recent comprehensive overhaul of TCI Immigration laws since 1992. Now that both bills have been passed in the House of Assembly, Minister of Border Control and Employment Don Hue Gardiner said: “These Bills will improve the lives of Turks and Caicos Islanders by ensuring greater opportunities for employment as well as upward mobility on the job for our people.”“In addition, the Bills contain provisions to ensure that new comers to our shores who comply with the rules are treated fairly.” The new laws will be implemented after a period of training, public education and resourcing of personnel and equipment. More than 75 amendments were made to the Turks and Caicos Islander status Bill and over 100 changes were applied to the Immigration Bill; both of which have been passed despite public objection. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Related Items:consultations, donhue gardiner, immigration bill, pnp Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’last_img read more

New Tourist man fell or pushed Police investigating

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Oct 2015 – Magnetic Media has been contacted by family who say they need more information on the case and a person who claims to have information that supports the death of the tourist man at the Seven Stars resort late Saturday night was not a suicide. Now, the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force is also saying the man “fell” from the building and an investigation is launched into details of how that may have happened. Authorities in media reports reveal that several witnesses including the man’s wife have been questioned. General Manager of Seven Stars resort, Ken Patterson is already on record protesting that this was not a suicide but instead a “grave accident.” Related Items:ken patterson, Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, seven stars resort, suicide Developer monies allegedly paid to PNP & Defendants Police read for kindergarten children as part of school program Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Prostitution crack down necessary says Premier to Police Commishlast_img read more

Luis Enrique decries after defeat says football was unfair to Spain

first_imgSpain’s manager Luis Enrique laments they were cheated by football in the last minute after his side’s loss to Croatia in yesterday’s Nations League match.Croatia defeated Luis Enrique’s national team 3-2 but he believes his team were better and deserved more.“It was a great second half from both teams,” said the Coach via Football Espana after La Roja’s defeat in the Nations League.“We were much better than in the first, where we didn’t pose much of a threat because of the many inaccuracies in our play.”“The team deserved more, certainly not a defeat. Their first goal came from a mistake, the second was from a set-piece and their last one was lucky as it came when both teams were going for it.”David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“Obviously it would’ve been much better to win. We did some good things in the second half, but they opted to play on the break and not press very high.”“That shows it was a very, very difficult group. We obviously didn’t expect these two defeats, but we still have a chance going into the last game. If Croatia and England draw, Spain will go through.”“Obviously I’m concerned about the things we have to adjust, like after every game. I really liked the team in the second half.”“We came back twice and deserved something from it. We hit the woodwork and it’s incredible that some of our chances didn’t go in.”“I don’t think football was fair to us tonight.”last_img read more