Hillsides Peer Resource Center Marks Three-Year Anniversary, 1,200 Young People Helped

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Koeman hails style and substance

first_img The Saints, who had beaten Millwall away in the Capital One Cup earlier in the week, produced a slick display to come from behind and run out 3-1 victors at Upton Park with a brace from French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin. It could have been easy for Koeman’s side – much changed from the one sent out by Mauricio Pochettino last season following a string of summer departures – to abandon their pass-and-move approach when falling behind to Mark Noble’s deflected 25-yard effort and go more direct in search of a way back into the match. While the Saints will now head into the international break in positive mood, West Ham are left with a fortnight to digest what was an abject display. Irons boss Sam Allardyce – again the focal point of fans’ frustrations as he was in the midweek cup penalty shoot-out defeat to Sheffield United – hopes the defeat will serve as a “wake-up call” for the players in the challenges ahead. West Ham announced the loan signing of Cameroon international Alex Song from Barcelona before kick-off, and Allardyce hopes the former Arsenal midfield enforcer can help move his team forwards. “It should make us better, so I hope he can get straight in there and inspire us to play more like we did against Crystal Palace and Tottenham and less like we did against Southampton,” Allardyce said. “Song is a massively talented player, but the others have to play their best to play with him and he will definitely add something to us.” Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has vowed to keep trying to win games with style rather than simply grinding out results after recording his first Barclays Premier League victory at West Ham. Press Association Dutchman Koeman, though, feels Southampton are starting to see the rewards for such a positive mindset. Schneiderlin equalised on the stroke of half-time when converting a free-kick at the back post before putting the visitors into the lead just after the hour, again from close range following a set-piece, and £8million forward Graziano Pelle secured the points with eight minutes left – which saw hundreds of disgruntled West Ham fans head for an early exit. “We train very differently from last season – less physical exercise and more football, more positioning exercises and we showed that in the last 15 minutes at West Ham. That is the way I like to play,” said Koeman, the former Feyenoord coach. “I know we have to run and fight, but winning games is about trying to do that in a football way and we have the players for that. “It was very important to win before the international break because now we have four points and we needed that. “We hope that they will all come back in a good physical shape to continue what we have done up until now.” Schneiderlin has started all three league games so far, with Southampton insisting the midfielder is not for sale, having been strongly linked with a switch to join Pochettino at Tottenham. On Saturday evening, the midfielder gave an interview with Saints’ internal media channel insisting he wanted to focus on his game, but stopped short of committing his future to the club ahead of the September 1 deadline. last_img read more

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Spring admissions drop 50%

first_imgSpring enrollment numbers are responsive to fall enrollment and are not the result of any executive action. This year marks a departure from the previous year in fall enrollment, where Fall 2018 saw an overenrollment of students. As a result, spring enrollment numbers were pushed up, putting a strain on the University’s resources. “During the fall, there should be more encouragement from the University for spring admits to come to USC,” Aguirre said. “If you’re still being considered part of the Trojan Family, then there should be more encouragement throughout the entire year [to join the community].” The University recognizes that many students share Aguirre’s feelings about spring admissions. According to Brunold, students don’t intentionally apply to attend USC in January, but enrollment numbers fluctuate between fall and spring semesters due to students graduating early or late or going abroad.  The increase in students created a deficit in campus housing in Spring 2019 and led the University to renovate freshman student lounges into temporary overflow housing for about 50 spring admits. According to Ponsiglione, no spring-admitted freshmen have been assigned to any converted lounge spaces this semester.  “I think that if USC is going to continue with a spring admission program, they should be more transparent in how they’re using it,” Aguirre said. Admissions at USC were cut in half for Spring 2020 following a decrease in fall enrollment. For more than 20 years, the University has welcomed an estimated 650 students into the spring enrollment program. “This wasn’t a policy or a decision anyone made,” Brunold said.  According to Brunold, spring enrollment serves as the University’s waiting list by offering a group of students admission in January while being able to move some up to the fall semester if spots open up. The difference in new student enrollment over the past two years accounts for the decrease in spring enrollment. These statistics motivated the University to adjust its admissions process and establish spring enrollment. The Office of Admission is clear about how the spring admissions process works, Brunold said.  According to Dean of Admission Timothy Brunold, the University had lower Fall 2019 enrollment numbers than in previous years. The 2018-2019 school year saw about 3,400 new students enroll, while this year’s freshman class enrolled 3,100 new students. According to Karina Aguirre, a spring-admitted freshman majoring in law, history and culture, the transition into USC for spring-admitted students has room for improvement.  The decision to reduce admission comes as a result of when the University faced an overenrollment of students in Fall 2018, causing a strain on resources in the spring.(Daily Trojan file photo) “I never want to have to explain to anyone again that I am a spring admit,” Aguirre said. Some spring-admitted students hold strong sentiments about their place in the University. Aguirre said that explaining her position as a spring admit is tiring and often gets undesirable responses that suggest spring admits are different from other students.  The University’s spring enrollment program offers a different experience, through a more personal Welcome Week and orientation sessions. The University offers suggestions for how spring-admitted students can spend their fall semesters earning college credits at community colleges or abroad.  Despite the University’s efforts to be open and honest about the spring enrollment program, some students feel that more can be done to increase transparency. Aguirre said she thinks the University should include spring-admitted students’ academic statistics in its fall admission profiles to better reflect the academic makeup of all incoming students.  According to USC Housing Director Christopher Ponsiglione, the converted lounge spaces serve as part of the University’s backup housing plans should a similar overflow in enrollment occur. However, any changes to these spaces are temporary and meant to support yearly differences in enrollment.  Aguirre said she believes spring-admitted students should take advantage of the fall Welcome Week events. Bringing spring-admitted students together with the rest of their class could help dispel any stigma surrounding spring enrollment, she said. “The lounge spaces used last spring were converted back to lounges for this past fall,” Ponsiglione said in an email.  “When we tell [spring-admitted students] about spring admission, you know, we were very careful about explaining what it is and helping them understand why we do it,” Brunold said. last_img read more

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Tour De France continues

first_imgFour riders have built up a lead of around 5 minutes after around 75 kilometres of racing.Ireland’s Dan Martin started the day in 10th overall just 14 seconds behind the yellow jersey of Peter Sagan.Carrick on Suir’s Sam Bennett is continuing his recovery from a hand injury that required surgery after a high speed crash at the end of Saturday’s opening stage. The Bora Argon 18 rider will be hoping for another steady day in the peloton today.last_img

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Mia Mottley critical of international community as the region discusses climate…

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – A weeklong conference discussing priorities and solutions to tackle climate and disaster risks began here on Monday amid calls for a new paradigm towards development and concerns that the region continues to be marginalized in its efforts to become climate resilient.More than 500 delegates from 20 Caribbean countries are attending the Understanding Risk (UR) Caribbean Conference that is organized by the World Bank in partnership with the Barbados government, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the European Union (EU).The prime minister of Barbados Mia Mottley told the delegates that while there was need for the Caribbean countries to establish a sinking capital fund to meet some of its developmental needs “the lumpy nature of the investment is such that we have in my view to make serious decisions as nation first and foremost to protect the fund by embedding it in our constitution… “But secondly we may have within the limited capacity of what you can earn within a small economy…to protect and to preserve areas that will guarantee a level of revenue in order to be able to ensure that we can replace the critical infrastructure when needed”.She said for example, everyone is interested in renewable energy but that it represents more than anything else “the patrimony of the particular region.“And if we therefore are to ensure and guarantee our own survival it is my humble view that we may need to, particularly where we have public water infrastructural firms to preserve a portion of the market for our water authority’s to work in order to be able to help fund that sinking fund that is dedicated to capital infrastructure so that there is no but or ifs as to how we can meet the target with respect to the replacement of the mains as we go forward,” she said, noting that in the case of Barbados, a significant amount of cash is needed to undertake the exercise of replacing an aging water distribution system.But Mottley said that while Caribbean countries had in the past undertaken several policies to ensure their socio-economic development it was now critical ‘to engage those who have placed us on the front line of this battle” of climate change and resilience.She said that for more than 25 years “we have literally tried to sustain an argument against a one size fit all prescription and that recognizes that the inability to distort global trade in goods and services ought to matter because there is a disproportionate consequence to enterprises within our region who in many instances were forced to either shut down production or to become marginalized because the removal of non-tariff barrier…as a result of our becoming signatory to the World Trade Organization (WTO).”Change needed Mottley said if the images of people responding to the destruction caused by hurricanes and earthquakes in the Caribbean are to mean something there must therefore be the change to” the continued belief that countries can be graduated on the basis of middle income status, purely on GDP (gross domestic product) and precluded from access to critical funding to be able to modernize their infrastructure”.She said in the face of inherent vulnerability, the issue now has to become “a historic topic rather than a fight we are continuing to wage on a daily basis”.She said there is also a need to recognize that “we need 1.5 to survive, a reference to the region’s climate change call for “1.5 to Survive” global warming.“Ask yourself on what basis can there be a sustainable platform for international cooperation and development if the very right to life and the very right to the sustainable nature to sustaining our societies is not accepted as a pre-requisite for action,’ she asked the conference.Funding programs to be launched During the week-long conference, three regional programs supporting Caribbean countries to plan for long-term resilience and climate-smart growth strategies will be launched, including the Caribbean Regional Resilience Building Facility and the Technical Assistance Program for Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance in Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories financed by the European Union, as well as the Canada Caribbean Resilience Facility financed by the Government of Canada. The EU funded US$31 million Caribbean Regional Resilience Building Facility will support 15 Caribbean countries by providing technical assistance to mainstream resilience, leveraging investments to reduce vulnerability, and expanding financial protection against disasters.The second EU funded program provides US$3.4 million to support Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) in assessing their financial exposure to disasters, the feasibility of participating in insurance mechanisms, and to share knowledge among OCTs.The US$15.2 million “Canada Caribbean Resilience Facility (CRF)” will boost capacity in nine Caribbean countries to achieve more effective and coordinated disaster preparedness, recovery and resilience building, and public financial management practices. The facility will be managed by the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR).last_img read more

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Classic Cars Roll into Town for ‘Back to the Bricks’ Tour

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisIf you’re a classic car lover yesterday was the perfect time for you to enjoy an up close and personal look at some of your favorite vintage models.Promoting automobile history and ‘Back to the Bricks’ over 300 cars made a pit stop to Alpena during their state tour. Taking it back to the 1930’s, the 60’s and even the 80’s the classic car show was quite a sight in town.One couple said they decided to purchase their 1964 Fair Lane to bring back high school memories. In the words of ‘Smokey Robinson,’ the LaFerle’s said cruising together is a way to enjoy their marriage.The cars will be making another stop in Tawas ending their journey in Davison, Michigan. So if you missed your chance to pose by one of your favorite classic rides, there’s always next year. Until then these group of enthusiast will be cruising together until Wednesday.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Bay City’s Appledore IV Drops Anchor in AlpenaNext What’s Trending for June 19last_img read more

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