The Partners for Possibility education initiative has been awarded sixth place at the HR.COM LEAD2017 awards, held in Nashville, Tennessee. The organisation was one of 200 in the running for the award.Partners for Possibility received well-deserved recognition when it came away with sixth place out of 200 in the category of Top Leadership Partner in the HR.COM LEAD2017 awards, held in February. (Image: Partners for Possibility)Mathiba MolefePartners for Possibility, the South African education development organisation, was awarded sixth place out of 200 in the category of Top Leadership Partner at the annual HR.COM LEAD2017 awards ceremony.Taking place in Nashville, Tennessee in US, the annual HR.COM awards are held to recognise the work being done in leadership development throughout the world by individuals and organisations such as Partners for Possibility (PFP).The HR.COM LEAD2017 awards ceremony was held during the LEAD2017 leadership forum on 7 and 8 February.Partners for PossibilityEducation is one of the most important factors in South Africa’s development and improving the country’s education system is one of the most pressing issues when it comes to securing its future.It was with this in mind that PFP was created, uniting some of the best business minds with teachers and principals from schools around the country.These partnerships were created to bring some of the best business practices to the running of the schools. The objective was to help these schools run more efficiently and ensure learners got the most out of their time there.By developing partnerships and leadership, the programme ensures that everybody involved benefits, from the business leader and principals to the children at the schools and the communities around them.“What we have in this country is the most remarkable culture of active citizenship and citizens who actually stand up, who make a difference, who go out of their way to touch the lives of other people,” said Robyn Whittaker, the stakeholder engagement lead at PFP.“It’s important that we showcase this as much as we can.”“What we have in this country is the most remarkable culture of active citizenship and citizens who actually stand up, who make a difference, who go out of their way to touch the lives of other people,” said Robyn Whittaker, the stakeholder engagement lead at PFP.Proud partnersHR.COM is not the only group to recognise the value of the work being done by PFP. Because of the great promise the organisation has, Brand South Africa has partnered with it.This budding venture is part of Brand South Africa’s ongoing efforts to support the development of South Africa, which is made easier by supporting organisations that have already laid the groundwork.Stand up and be counted, get involvedIf you are inspired by what Partners for Possibility is doing and you feel like you need to play a part in helping it realise the goal of providing high-quality education, you can visit the organisation’s website to find out more about how you can get involved.PFP aims to spread its influence as far as possible, facilitating more partnerships and paving the way for younger generations. If you want to become a partner, visit its Become a PFP web page to find out how you can do this.Play Your PartAre you playing your part to help improve the lives of those around you through your everyday actions? Do you know of anyone who deserves recognition for improving South Africa and its people?If you do, then submit your story to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all; we want to hear it.If we don’t get actively involved in creating a better future for South Africa, then who will? Step up and play your part in our country’s journey to greatness.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Read Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA And although Jasper Parker tied the game with 32.9 seconds remaining, Paul Desiderio delivered another clutch triple with 1.1 seconds left that eventually gave UP the victory.“This was a morale-boosting win for us, these struggles are the things we need to experience for us to grow,” said Perasol. “The most important thing is that we have a a goal in mind and that is to uplift our program.” Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 All the potential intricacies, though, are far from UP head coach Bo Perasol’s mind with the Fighting Maroons more concerned with just simply winning the game that’s next on their schedule.“In fact we’re not thinking and we’re not talking about the standings,” said Perasol in Filipino at Mall of Asia Arena. “It will give us undue pressure so we just talk about enjoying the game and making sure we’ll have a chance.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd UP’s path to its fifth win involved erasing a 10-point deficit, 49-39, midway through the fourth quarter against the Tamaraws.Jun Manzo capped off the Fighting Maroons’ 17-4 run with a floater that gave UP a 56-53 lead with 38 seconds left in the game. MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8001:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhen University of the Philippines snatched a victory over Far Eastern University on Saturday, the Fighting Maroons also boosted their chances of barging into the Final Four.The Fighting Maroons tied the Tamaraws for the fourth spot with a 5-6 record, a major morale booster heading into the last four games of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa GlobalPort ships Robbie Herndon to Star in 3-on-1 swap Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES View comments
All newsletters See more college football predictions Oh, and don’t forgetKasparov with the jokes We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆 Join the squad. Subscribe Things That Caught My EyeOhtani narrows it to sevenJapanese pitcher Shohei Ohtani has narrowed his search for a MLB team down to seven, with New York and Boston notably absent from the list. Right now Ohtani looks to be 20 percent higher than the league average in ERA and on-base-plus-slugging, which is nuts. Only a few dozen players each year beat the 20 percent above average benchmark in either stat, it’d be crazy to hit both. [FiveThirtyEight]Russia’s bannedRussia was banned from competing in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in light of the complex doping regime the nation operated throughout the Sochi games. So far 11 medals have been stripped from Russians. But with the nation out of the 2018 games, it’s worth looking at which nations may stand to gain. Had Russia not competed in Sochi, and its 33 medals been reallocated, China would have left with five more, Norway four, Germany, Canada, France, Italy and the U.S. three. [FiveThirtyEight]African players making gains in the NFLNative-born and first-generation African players are all over the NFL, with 30 teams having at least one African on their roster. Cleveland has the league high, with B.J. Bello, David Njoku, Emmanuel Ogbah, Larry Ogunjobi, and Victor Salako. African players have been making steady gains in the NFL since Howard Simon Mwikuta played for the Cowboys in a 1970 preseason game, and players who have returned home to start development programs have accelerated that progress. [The Undefeated]A Jonas testifies in soccer corruption trialKevin Jonas, one of the Jonas Brothers, testified in Brooklyn that yes, he had gone to a Paul McCartney concert in Buenos Aires in 2010. The circumstances surrounding the testimony have to do with the trial of Juan Angel Napout for money laundering, racketeering and wire fraud. Napout allegedly used his FIFA influence to score tickets to that concert. His lawyers refused to concede there even was a Paul McCartney concert, so prosecutors called on a celeb to solve the problem. Soccer is weird. [Vice Sports]Try out our fun new interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?LeBron remains the bestLeBron James remains as good as ever, notching career highs in true shooting percentage, three point percentage, assist percentage, block percentage, and the second highest free throw percentage of his career. While his defense is slightly off his peak performance, James hasn’t really missed much of a step. [FiveThirtyEight]They did it!The New York Giants are cleaning house, firing GM Jerry Reese and coach Ben McAdoo after a disastrous season. The team is in the capable hands of defensive coordinator, a man who is 10-38 as a head coach. [NorthJersey.com]Make sure to try your hand at our fun NFL can you beat the FiveThirtyEight predictions? game!Big Number284 kgCongratulations to Sarah Robles, who won the 2017 IWF World Weightlifting Championships, becoming the first U.S. woman to take gold since 1994. Robles lifted 126 kg in the snatch and 158 kg in the clean and jerk (three kilograms shy of the record) for a total of 284 kilograms. [Team USA]Leaks from Slack: emily : See more NBA predictions College Football emily :!! that means the two biggest buildings at nike HQ will be named after Serena Williams and Mia Hamm. hell yeah !!(also cause I guess the new big WHQ buildings are getting athlete names.. so the whole “She’s the only one!!!” isn’t exactly true)Predictions NFL NBA See more NFL predictions
Senior guard Aaron Craft (4) caries the ball down the court in a game against Dayton. OSU lost, 60-59, at First Niagara Center March 20.Credit: Ritika Shah / Asst. photo editorThe Ohio State men’s basketball team has bolstered its strength of schedule for the upcoming season with the addition of a former national champion.OSU spokesman Dan Wallenberg confirmed Thursday the Buckeyes are scheduled to take on the Louisville Cardinals Dec. 2 at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky.The matchup is one of 14 games set to be played as a part of the 16th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The previous two challenges were split by the two conferences.The Cardinals, which won the 2013 NCAA national championship, finished the 2013-14 season 31-6 and 15-3, including a win over the eventual national champion Connecticut in the inaugural American Athletic Conference championship game. Louisville fell to rival Kentucky in the Sweet 16, 74-69.The Buckeyes’ season ended when OSU lost to the Dayton Flyers in the second round of the NCAA tournament, 60-59.OSU is set to enter the 2014-15 season without three of its starters from last season as junior forward LaQuinton Ross declared for the NBA Draft and senior guards Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr. are set to graduate. Sophomore guard Amedeo Della Valle also left the program to pursue a professional career in Italy.The Buckeyes are set to welcome a top five recruiting class to Columbus, according to ESPN, as well as bringing in transfer forwards Anthony Lee, a former redshirt-junior from Temple, and Trevor Thompson, a former freshman from Virginia Tech. Lee will be eligible to play immediately for coach Thad Matta, while Thompson is expected to sit out the 2014-15 season per NCAA transfer regulations.
Ohio State sophomore wide receiver Binjimen Victor (9) stands up after catching a pass for a touchdown during the second quarter in the Ohio State-Maryland game on Oct. 7. Ohio State won 62-14. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOver the past two games, no Ohio State wide receiver has demonstrated as much potential as sophomore wideout Binjimen Victor.With six catches for 124 yards and a pair of touchdowns, Victor is quickly showing why coaches have praised the 6-foot-4 wideout, as demonstrated Tuesday afternoon by head coach Urban Meyer’s comparison between Victor and former Ohio State wideouts Michael Thomas and Cris Carter.Though he got off to a slow start to the year, Victor has shown why the Thomas and Carter comparisons are warranted as he has now added the weight needed to fulfill the various responsibilities of a wide receiver in Meyer’s offense, while also putting on display his ability to make leaping, athletic catches over cornerbacks and serve as a red-zone target for quarterback J.T. Barrett.Barrett, who has been the starting quarterback during both the tenures of Thomas and Victor, said Victor has something Thomas lacked: early opportunity.After both were used sparingly as freshmen, Thomas redshirted his second season in Columbus whereas Victor is listed as a starter and has begun to flourish.Though Victor is still far from being the true No. 1 wideout Thomas developed into, Barrett said he believes Victor has that potential if he continues to develop physically.“He’s a taller guy and [strength and conditioning coach Mickey Marotti has] been pushing him in the weight room,” Barrett said. “So make sure he’s physical in that aspect. But I think he’s coming along well.”Out of high school, Victor weighed only 170 pounds. Victor’s height has always given him the potential to be the red-zone, jump-ball target Barrett needed, but his weight limited his usefulness on the field. Meyer has often discussed the importance of being physical enough to block at receiver in order to see extended playing time.Two years since arriving in Columbus, Victor has bulked up to 195 pounds — though he still remains lanky. Victor said his increased size has led to an ability to fulfill the blocking requirement for Meyer’s receivers, aiding him in his quest to see more playing time.“Here you have to block to play receiver and also play special teams,” Victor said. “So offseason I try to work on getting stronger, getting bigger as well, so when it comes to blocking, I can be blocking from my slots and perimeter running.”The ability to block might have been what put him on the field, but he is far from the blocker several other receivers, like redshirt junior Terry McLaurin and sophomore Austin Mack, are currently. What separates Victor from everyone else is his height, which causes problems for the typically smaller cornerbacks because there is rarely a pass Victor can’t get his hands on.Victor said the trust Barrett has in him to come down with the catches stems from chemistry the two have built up over the spring, summer and into the fall.“You’ve got to trust in your quarterback to give you a chance on that 50/50 ball and using my height to my ability to go make a play,” Victor said. “It comes easy because you know we work on it throughout the week and come game time, we’ve got to make it happen.”That trust works both ways between quarterback and wide receiver. Just as Victor said he counts on Barrett to give him a chance, Barrett said Victor’s size gives him much more room for error on passes, making him a more comfortable target.“I think with Ben, I guess not necessarily be as accurate with his wingspan being so wide. He helps you out a lot,” Barrett said.Throw in the size and added confidence Victor has picked up from his recent successes and involvement in the offense, and Barrett said he has a guy he can continue to count on throughout the season. Having limited usefulness and thus a limited role in the offense last season diminished the confidence Victor possessed in his game, Barrett said. The three-time team captain said he now sees a receiver who believes in his own ability to make plays for the team.“Last year, he would be timid at times, and with that wouldn’t be open. And I see now he’s being more confident,” Barrett said. “Even when a guy is hanging onto him, he’s able to go up there and grab the football … So I think there’s something that has been really good for him just being more confident in what he’s doing being that this is his second year.”Though Victor no longer lacks confidence, the potential dynamic playmaker said he has more left to give the Buckeyes. As Meyer said, Victor believes he still has yet to scratch the surface.“I have a lot to work on. I’m not where I need to be right now,” Victor said. “I feel like I can become [that well-rounded receiver], so I can make this offense and help my teammates get better on it.”
Former Tottenham midfielder Jamie Redknapp says Chelsea transfer target Abdoulaye Doucoure is also linked with a potential move to Tottenham.The Watford midfielder has enjoyed an impressive campaign for the Hornets, netting nine times, that has seen him linked with a move away this month.“Of course your head will be turned,” Redknapp said on Sky Sports via Daily Star.“He might look at it as his big opportunity as a player.“This is no disrespect to Watford who have had a brilliant season.“But these opportunities don’t come around very often.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“If Chelsea were to make a late bid for you, of course, you’d want to take it.“Financially to go and play for one of the best clubs, Champions League football, obviously not at Chelsea, but Champions League football would be a pull as well.“I heard about Tottenham as well maybe being mentioned for him.“He is a real talent, I really like him.“It’s hard sometimes to turn down these moves when they come along.”
The ordinance stated that “it is difficult to recruit people to run for these offices and serve on the boards.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly passed a measure at their meeting on Tuesday, January 16, that helps resolve the problem with vacant seats on three service area boards. Assemblymember Willy Dunne was one of the sponsors of the ordinance that would allow for volunteers on those teams to also serve on the boards that oversee them. The measure passed with unanimous consent, at the assembly meeting on Tuesday night.Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-service-board.mp3VmJennifer-on-service-board.mp300:00RPd Dunne: “This would allow, in some of the smaller service areas, to have one volunteer serve on the board. Typically the mayor gets input from board members, from the community, from the public. There’s public notice put out that there’s an opening on the board.”With the ordinance the appointment would be brought by the mayor to the assembly and the assembly would approve or deny the mayor’s appointment. The Anchor Point Fire and Emergency, Kachemak Emergency, and Bear Creek Emergency on the eastern peninsula, are the three area service boards that were addressed in an ordinance at the assembly meeting.
Black History Month is Shared in Many Ways Hello everyone, Happy Valentine’s Day weekend. This is a “Sweetheart Weekend.” This is also Black History Month and people all over the community and the country find ways to represent that. Here in Baltimore Lexington Market is doing a month long celebration, “Salute to African American Culture.”James Wright, President of the Writer’s Guild and author of several books, is at Lexington Market with many other authors, crafts and art vendors celebrating Black History month from now thru February 28th.During the month Tuesday through Saturday, guest authors and local artisans will showcase their works inside the Market Arcade. Handcrafted jewelry, sculptures, painting, photography, books and vintage memorabilia are some of the items that will be available for purchase. Through February, Lexington Market will host special events that are free and open to the public during regular market hours. Events include the Baltimore Talent Showcase, on February 16 and “Girls Rockin’Out” featuring Bella Afrika Creative Movements, on February 22, among others.The Masons and Eastern Stars filled the Murphy Fine Arts Center for the Black History Month Celebration 2018.The 2nd Annual Thurgood Marshall Black History Month Celebration entitled “Voices of Triumph” is hosted by the Most Worshipful Prince Grand Lodge on February 17 honoring Marylanders who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to progress, advocacy, and social justice in the African American community with the “Golden Trowel Awards.”Kweisi Mfume, Chairman of the Morgan State University Board of Regents will be a Life and Legacy honoree at the Thurgood Marshall Black History Celebration hosted by the Most Worshipful Prince Grand Lodge on February 17th at Murphy Fine Arts Center.Those who will be receiving this honor are : yours truly, Rosa “Rambling Rose” Pryor-Trusty, Erika L. Alston-Buck, Larry Young, Carl O. Snowden, Herman Williams Jr., Kweisi Mfume, Michael Cryor, A. Adar Ayira, Norma I. Barkley and Dr. A. Skipp Sanders. The Hon. Emanuel J. Stanley is our Most Worshipful Grand Master. For more information, call 410-466-3855.Branford Marsalis is featured at the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival on February 15 through February 17 at the Hilton Washington at 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland.In conclusion, the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival will be celebrating Black History Month by hosting a jazz festival for the jazz lovers that will blow your mind. The festival event will feature such jazz greats as Branford Marsalis, Regina Carter, Sean Jones, Jackie Ryan, Freddie Hendrix, Chelsey Green, Kenny Washington, The Lori Williams Group, Brian Lynch, Charles McPherson, Paul Carr, Ralph Peterson, Jr., and so many more, on February 15 through February 17 2019. The festival will be at the Hilton Washington at 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland.Joey DeFrancesco, master organist to release his new album, “In the Key of the Universe” on Mack Avenue Records. See his live performance at Blues Alley in Washington, DC from February 28 thru March 3.Well my dear friends, I am out of space and out of time. I have to get ready to finish planning my brother, Joseph C. Pryor’s funeral. Joseph H. Brown Funeral Home, 2140 N. Fulton Avenue has his body. February 19th, 4-8 p.m. is the viewing and Wednesday, February 20th, the wake is at 10:30 a.m. Funeral services follow at 11 a.m., all at the funeral home. Condolences and cards can be sent to: Rosa Pryor, 214 Conewood Avenue, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136. I appreciate all the cards, love and the condolences I have received from friends and fans. It means so much to me. I also want to thank the musicians who called and want play at the funeral. Thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.
Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailTHIS ACCIDENT HAS CLEARED AND WE NOW HAVE AN UPDATE HERE. We are getting reports of an accident on the A523 Macclesfield Road near Poolend. The accident, near the turning for Rudyard, is reported to be affecting traffic between Leek and Rushton Spencer. Inrix, the traffic data company, reports the accident took place at around 9.45am and is continuing to affect traffic. The road is understood to remain passable. We’ll bring you an update on this story when we get one. Read MoreEvening markets planned for Moorlands town centres Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here. Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page. And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive. The accident has taken place near the Rudyard turning (Image: Inrix)
Police search for missing woman Punter found hiding in bushes Driver named following fatal collision Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA motorcyclist who crashed at a busy roundabout on the A50 in Derbyshire said the new road surface. Mike Thompson suffered a fractured wrist after he fell off his moped at the Sawley Junction roundabout, just north of Castle Donington. Speaking to DerbyshireLive, StokeonTrentLive’s sister outlet, he said he still uses his Lexmoto 125cc moped, but the body work was damaged in the crash. He says he brought the moped for £1,600 from The Bike Shop, in Long Eaton, in January. Mr Thompson, who lives in the Allenton area of Derby, said: “It’s lethal, it is either the surface itself or the road markings which makes it slippery when damp. “Travelling at 10/15mph, I followed the lane markers past the Long Eaton turn following around the middle lane for Castle Donington. Next moment, the back wheel slipped, pulling the control of the moped from out of my grasp. “The moped went down to the ground with me on top. I was sliding towards the bridge and the bike stopped at the kerb. My bike’s body work was damaged. Read MoreTwo arrested after ‘racially aggravated assault’ on security guard at Staffordshire supermarket “After the crash my left wrist was aching, and I was feeling sick inside. I’ve got a displaced fracture in my left wrist, so I need to have a cast for next few weeks.” In warning other drivers to be careful, he said: “I’ve seen car drivers slide too! I really think they should have used an anti-slip surface. It seems all surrounding roads were dry, however not this. It was a very good job it wasn’t busy. “It is annoying because I am not the only one to experience issues at this spot, but I’m the one who got hurt and damage to my motorcycle. Work colleagues on motorbikes have had wheels slip here too.” Fellow biker Sean Annakin supports Mr Thompson’s concerns and says he nearly had an accident at the roundabout himself. Read MoreArrest after woman’s body found at house in Staffordshire Mr Annakin said: “I’ve experienced nearly having an accident there myself just turning left to exit onto the A50. “My front end kept tucking under while turning right around the roundabout. I thought this was odd, having to transfer all my weight to the left. I saved a crash with my knee and leg, it wasn’t easy. “I’d tell any motorcylists using this as a commute route in the morning to be very careful.” A Highways England spokesperson said: “Essential resurfacing work was carried out on the island on March 12. “The safety of road users is our primary concern and we would be keen to speak with Mr Thompson to find out more details as we look into the matter.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive.