League of Women Voters Provides Valuable Nonpartisan Election Information to the Public as Primary Nears

first_img Community News More Cool Stuff Government League of Women Voters Provides Valuable Nonpartisan Election Information to the Public as Primary Nears From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, May 23, 2016 | 5:53 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPriyanka Chopra’s 10 Year Challenge Pic Will Surprise YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s chapter of the League of Women Voters continues to conduct voter registration and voter information drives to encourage people to register as voters and to inform them about the candidates and the issues that are up in the coming elections.Margie Nichols, President of the LWV Pasadena Area, says it is important that people take elections seriously and take part in them.She says primary elections are where candidates are pushed up to the final elections, so people should consider these as critical.“It becomes really important to vote in the primary because you want your candidate to be able to advance to the top two in the final elections,” Nichols said. “One of the things that we have in this area is an election that has happened for the first time in 34 years that we have candidates that include four county supervisors. There are eight candidates now, but only two of them will proceed to the general election in the fall.”The LWV has also made it easier for non-voters, especially young people who have just reached voting age, to register. Pasadena Area’s website features a red button on its home page that registrants can just click, and it will take them to the California Online Voter Registration website.The chapter has also been conducting voter registration drives in schools to encourage voting age students to register. It has even come up with a smartphone app for the purpose. In California, the registration deadline to be able to vote in the 2016 Presidential Preference Primary is on May 23. For the General Election on November 8, the registration deadline is October 24.After the voter registration campaign, what the Pasadena Area LWV does is provide opportunities for voter to know more of the candidates.“For the primary, we have done a couple of candidate forums where we provide opportunities for people to hear from the candidates, to compare all of the candidates,” said Nichols. “We are strictly nonpartisan, so we don’t favor any one particular party and we never recommend candidates. We make it possible for people to hear from the candidates on an equal footing.”The organization also provides Pro-and-Con forms when propositions or issues are on the ballot during certain elections. Nichols said they also conduct presentations to groups where they present both sides of each issue or proposition, part of the group’s voter education campaign.Pasadena Area also subscribes to an update California League of Women Voter’s website, www.votersedge.com, that now contains not only information about candidates and propositions, but also information about a candidate’s financial support base and the interests that are behind certain propositions.“They have updated the website that they’ve used for years that provides information about candidates, and they’ve merged with another organization that has more financial information about the candidates,” Nichols said. “All these information is now available on Voters Edge. We want to know where a candidate or a proposition is coming from. We want to know who’s starting it.”Nichols adds the chapter has Spanish-language Voter Guides that they give out to groups helping in voter education drives. The guides can be requested through the organization’s website or by calling the league office at (626) 798-0965. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily, Nichols says.Aside from the city of Pasadena, the League of Women Voters Pasadena Area also serves the following areas in cities where their members are located – Alhambra, Altadena, La Canada Flintridge, Monrovia, Monterey Park, San Gabriel, San Marino, Sierra Madre and South Pasadena.Its headquarters are located at 65 A. Grand Avenue, Suite 209 in Pasadena.To learn more about the organization, visit www.lwv-pa.org. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

MODIFIED GCQ FOR WV BY JUNE 1

first_imgIn a televised national address last night, President Rodrigo Duterte said the country will be under this quarantine level except for the National Capital Region, regions 2, 3 and 4-A, Pangasinan and Albay provinces, and Davao City which will all be under GCQ. BY ADRIAN STEWART CO and IME SORNITO Public gatherings such as movie screenings, concerts, sporting events and other entertainment activities will be allowed, but participants may fill no more than half of the capacity of the venue. “Unang-una napatunayan ng mga Pilipino na kaya nilang sumunod naman. By and large, itong more than 70 days na ECQ (enhanced community quarantine) at MECQ (modified enhanced community quarantine) pinatunayan natin na disiplinado po ang mga Pilipino,” Roque said in a virtual press conference. All persons will be allowed outside their houses, although minimum public health standards will still have to be complied with, said Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque. Iloilo city and province, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Aklan, Antique, Capiz, and Guimaras transitioned from ECQ to GCQ on May 16./PN Earlier yesterday, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) recommended that Iloilo City would be under an extended GCQ until June 15 while the rest of Western Visayas – Iloilo Province, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Aklan, Antique, Capiz, and Guimaras – would shift to MGCQ. “In other areas, it will be on a piecemeal basis depending on the viability of the place to meet the challenges of COVID-19,” said the President. Like other areas in Western Visayas , he added, Iloilo City also met the minimum health system capacity standards for COVID-19 preparedness and response strategies or parameters prescribed by the Department of Health. For his part, Iloilo’s Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. said the further downgrading of the community quarantine level in his province was most welcome. Iloilo City’s Mayor Jerry Treñas immediately contacted National Task Force on COVID-19 chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. and Roque who both suggested that he appeal the task force’s recommendation. “Despite being categorized as a low-risk area as per IATF Resolution No. 35 dated May 11, 2020, we have enacted regulations which complement the efforts of the national government in containing the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019,” Treñas pointed out. As of yesterday, Western Visayas’ number of confirmed COVID-19 cases was at 111, with 78 of these having already recovered and only 10 mortalities, data from the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 showed. The easing of restrictions is an acknowledgement of the effectiveness of the anti-COVID measures that the provincial government has been enforcing such as the mandatory wearing of facemask in public, observance of social distancing, limiting public transport, prohibiting mass gatherings, and imposition of curfew, among others, said Defensor. Roque said despite the downgrading of the community quarantine level, people should continue following quarantine protocols such as the wearing of facemasks in public and observing physical distancing. He added: “Alam ng mga Pilipino na mas malaki ‘yung magiging banta sa kanilang buhay at kabuhayan kung babalik sila sa dati.” “If we want our economic activities to move forward from slowdown due to COVID-19, we have to make sure nga parehas ang classification sang Iloilo City sa iban nga provinces diri sa region,” said Treñas. MANILA – The entire Western Visayas is to be downgraded to modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) by June 1, it being a “low-risk” region for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) transmission. The MGCQ in Western Visayas will be until June 15 unless extended. The same rule will apply to religious gatherings, community assemblies and non-essential work gatherings, said Roque. MGCQ is the transition phase between GCQ and the “new normal” when restrictions are further relaxed and become less necessary such as limiting people’s movement and public transportation, the operation of industries and the presence of uniformed personnel to enforce community quarantine.last_img read more

Women and girls’ teams named for European championships

first_img19 Jun 2013 Women and girls’ teams named for European championships England Golf has named the team which will challenge for gold at the European ladies’ team championship at Fulford Golf Club, York, from July 9-13. The six players are: Sarah-Jane Boyd (Truro, image © Leaderboard Photography), Hayley Davis (Ferndown), Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak), Bronte Law (Bramhall), Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough) and Lauren Taylor (Woburn). The reserve is Alex Peters (Notts Ladies’). England will take on 19 teams at the championship and will be aiming to win the gold medal for the first time in 20 years. The event is played simultaneously with the European girls’ team championship at Linkopings Golf Club, Sweden. The team is: Gabriella Cowley (Brocket Hall), Alice Hewson (Bekhamsted), Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe), Sophie Madden (West Essex), Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer) and Olivia Winning (Rotherham). The reserves are Annabel Dimmock (Wentworth) and Samantha Fuller (Roehampton). The ladies’ team: Sarah-Jane Boyd, 21 (Truro, Cornwall) won the 2013 English amateur championship to add to the 2012 British women’s stroke play championship which secured her place in this year’s Ricoh Women’s British Open over the Old Course at St Andrews. Hayley Davis, 20, (Ferndown, Dorset) is a past winner of the English women’s and girls’ championships. She is a student at Baylor University, Texas and has won on the US women’s college circuit. She has played in two previous European Ladies’ Team Championships. Georgia Hall, 17, (Remedy Oak, Dorset) is the new British amateur champion and also holds the British girls’ title. She was Europe’s number one woman golfer for 2012 and is ranked sixth in the world. She won two gold medals at the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival Bronte Law, 18, (Bramhall, Cheshire) was a member of the winning GB&I team at the 2012 Curtis Cup and she made the cut in last season’s Women’s British Open, finishing tied 33rd. Bronte won the Cartier Trophy at the 2013 French Lady Junior Championship. Meghan MacLaren, 19, (Wellingborough, Northants) is the new Irish stroke play champion, continuing the form which won her three titles on the US women’s college circuit during her freshman year at Florida International University. Lauren Taylor, 18, (Woburn) became the youngest-ever British amateur champion in 2011 at the age of 16. She is a student at Baylor University, Texas, and recently won her Conference championship, returning home to win the Astor Salver. Alex Peters, 19, (Notts Ladies’, Nottinghamshire) is the current English women’s stroke play champion and was runner-up at the recent English amateur championship.   The girls’ team: Gabriella Cowley, 17, (Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire) won the 2013 Critchley Salver, was third in the English amateur championship and was in England’s winning teams at  the 2012 girls’ and ladies’ Home Internationals. Alice Hewson, 15, (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire) is the Scottish U16 open stroke play champion, a past English U13 titleholder and was runner up in last year’s U15 championship. Sophie Lamb, 15, (Clitheroe. Lancashire) won the girls’ championship at the 2013 Fairhaven Trophies and  successfully played for England U16s against Spain last year. Sophie Madden, 16 (West Essex) is the English U15 champion, helped England win the team event at the Irish U18 stroke play championship and was tied second in the event. Amber Ratcliffe, 17, (Royal Cromer, Norfolk) was in the winning England teams at the girls’ and ladies’ 2012 Home Internationals and tied fourth in the recent English amateur championship. Olivia Winning, 18, (Rotherham, Yorkshire) is the 2012 Helen Holm Scottish open stroke play champion and was in England’s winning team at the girls’ Home Internationals. Annabel Dimmock , 16, (Wentworth, Surrey) enjoyed a successful run on this year’s Orange Blossom Tour in Florida, and was fifth in the 2012 English girls’ championship. Sammy Fuller, 14, (Roehampton, Surrey) recently won the Bridget Jackson Bowl and has had top ten finishes in recent English, Irish and Welsh championships.last_img read more

DOLE FIGURES DROP BY 17% IN DONEGAL AS TD PLEADS FOR JOBLESS TO BE PATIENT

first_imgThe Donegal Live Register has dropped by 17.04% according to the latest figures released.Dole queues are dropping in Donegal.Dinny McGinley TD has welcomed the news that the Live Register has fallen for the 33rd consecutive month with a drop of 17.04% in the number of people signing on in Donegal.And he said that while he understands that not everyone is felling it quite yet, the Government does has a plan for major economic recovery. “Today’s CSO figures show that the Live Register in Donegal has dropped by 17.04% since the launch of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs in February 2012. The economic recovery has really taken hold now, and is starting to be felt in Donegal.“I know not everyone is feeling it quite yet, and that not everybody has regained the job they lost in the crisis, but the Government has a comprehensive plan to achieve full employment by 2018.“With the success of Minister Richard Bruton’s Action Plan for Jobs so far, I am sure we can achieve this target and that Donegal will really feel the benefits.“What is really promising in this month’s CSO figures is the fact that over the last year, the number of under 25’s signing on the Live Register has dropped by 20.1%. While we’ll always have a number of young people who want to go away to experience new cultures and opportunities, it is so important that we are providing opportunities for young people here in Ireland, so that the majority of them have the choice to stay here and make a good life for themselves close to their families. “Regional job creation is a key focus of the Action Plan for Jobs 2015 and the Regional Enterprise Strategy, is well underway, exploring the ways that communities all around Ireland can see the fruits of the economic recovery.”DOLE FIGURES DROP BY 17% IN DONEGAL AS TD PLEADS FOR JOBLESS TO BE PATIENT was last modified: April 2nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DEPUTY DINNY MCGINLEYdoledonegalGovernmentJOBLESSlast_img read more

Antonio Brown returns to Raiders camp in Napa; no helmet in sight

first_imgHe argued that other helmets provided to him as alternatives inhibited his ability to see and catch the ball, reportedly … After an extended weekend absence, Antonio Brown was back at the Raiders’ Napa facility Tuesday. He wandered in just after 11 a.m. and a gaggle of media was there to greet him.He did not carry a helmet in his hand.Brown filed a grievance last week against the NFL to wear the 12-year-old helmet he’s donned throughout his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers.last_img read more

2010 ticketing call centre opens

first_img15 February 2010The Fifa World Cup ticketing sub-committee will open a call centre this week to assist soccer fans who want buy tickets for the 2010 World Cup.Committee chairman Horst Schmidt said the call centre will operate on weekdays from 10.30am until 7.30pm South African time.“The fans understand that time is crucial now, as the tickets are allocated on a first come, first served basis and that they should not wait for the last minute over-the-counter sales,” he said.The call centre will use the South African number 083 123 2010 as well as the international number +41 44 583 2010.Fourth round of ticket salesSchmidt said the first 100 hours of the fourth ticket sales phase had already seen a total of 74 146 tickets being sold, while an additional 130 000 applications were still being processed.However, the confirmations were expected to be sent by the beginning of this week. This second-last sales phase, which kicked off on 9 February, will run until 7 April.“We have already had more than 200 000 tickets requested within 100 hours, a number we are truly happy with,” he said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Kruger Park: free entry week for locals

first_img27 August 2013 For one week in September, South Africans will once again be allowed to enjoy their natural heritage free of charge, with day visitors getting free access to the Kruger National Park and almost all other national parks in the country. The eighth annual South African National Parks (SANParks) Week runs from 9 to 13 September, and offers South African citizens free entry into almost all 19 national parks, with the exception of the Namaqua National Park and the Boulders Penguin Colony in Table Mountain National Park. “A number of events have been lined up to encourage South African citizens to visit the park and experience the beauty,” Kruger National Park spokesperson William Mabasa said this week. Mabasa said the aim was to encourage South Africans to take care of the country’s conservation areas. South African day visitors who present their green bar-coded identity documents will be allowed free entry that week. Children under the age of 12 will not need proof of identity. Groups regarded as commercial ventures, such as private open safari vehicle operators, tourists who come to the park on tour buses, and overnight visitors will not qualify for free access. “The normal daily quota at the gates will still apply during that week, and preference will be given based on first come, first served basis,” Mabasa said. As part of the week, Kruger Park management will be engaging with neighbouring communities in Limpopo and Mpumalanga province. “We will be visiting sick children at Maphutha L Malatji Hospital in Phalaborwa and hosting a group of individuals with visual disabilities, affording them an opportunity to touch and feel the bush.” Mabasa said that nature conservation should not be out of anyone’s reach as it formed part their culture and heritage.Table Mountain National Park For Capetonians, there’s the opportunity to visit Cape Point – part of the Table Mountain National Park – and spend the day exploring the majestic most south-westerly point in Africa. Free guided walks along the coast of the Cape of Good Hope will be available from Tuesday, 10 September to Thursday, 12 September on a first come, first served basis. Walks are scheduled for 10h00, 11h00 and 12h00 from Tuesday to Thursday and are two to three hours in length. Early registration is essential, as there is only space for 20 people per walk – email [email protected] before Thursday, 5 September to sign up. Metrorail and their preferred bus-service provider, HGTS Tours, are offering daily return train-trips from Cape Town to Simons Town, followed by a luxury coach journey to Cape Point for the duration of SA National Parks Week (including Saturday 14 September). The cost for this transport package is R120 per adult and R60 for children up to the age of 12, students and senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Meghan Horne of Metrorail’s Rail Tourism Promotions Department on 021 449 3018 / 2366 or email [email protected] SAnews.gov.za and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

South Africa’s competitive advantage in the developing world

first_imgWhen the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) published its Human Development Report in 2013, it contained powerful insights about the increasingly important role developing countries, such as South Africa and Brazil, are playing in the 21st century.A WEF finding notes that South Africa’s infrastructure is the best developed in the region. (Image: SA Tourism)Miller Matola, CEO of Brand South AfricaThe South (developing nations and emerging markets) are responsible for half the world’s economic output according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). To illustrate the shift in global economic power, the UNDP points out that the combined GDP of eight developing countries – Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa and Turkey – equals the GDP of the United States. The implication, in the opinion of the UNDP, is that developing and emerging markets have become major drivers of economic growth and forces of change in the developing world.These changes have made South Africa an important economy in the changing global, and by extension geopolitical, climate. That South Africa is able to benefit is down to policy decisions guided by long-term socioeconomic vision of the government.Our success, in terms of its global perception and rankings in key influential indices – such as the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report, the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Index, the World Economic Forum Travel and Tourism Index – could set a benchmark for other emerging countries to follow.Ongoing improvementA study of these research reports show a pattern of South Africa matching and outperforming other peer developing countries. These indices – in critical areas of national competency – are important indicators to utilise in the process of positioning South Africa as a reliable trade partner, and attractive investment destination.As South Africa heads towards celebrating 20 years of democracy, the country occupies an increasingly strong position globally. We remain a developing nation, a work in progress. However this continuing improvement is attributable to strong and highly focused policies that support the country’s regional and global aspirations.In the context of developing nations, global economic indicators highlight South Africa’s unique competitive strengths. These are being leveraged to good effect to enhance the country’s standing in the global marketplace. The country’s competitiveness, when measured against other developing nations, and inclusion in the Brics grouping is testament to this.Ease of doing businessThe most recent World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index ranks the country’s financial services sector, banks and stock exchange as the top global performers, while the country places 15th globally for the quality of its air transport infrastructure.Furthermore, South Africa, if compared to the other Brics nations, comes first in five of the 10 criteria the World Bank uses to assess ease of doing business:starting a business,dealing with construction permits,getting credit,protecting investors,and paying taxes.These indices are reassuring to foreign direct investors and instils confidence that the country is open for business. Investors are reassured that the country offers business-friendly environment where new trade, investment, and related economic interactions can be fostered.The 2013 World Bank Ease of Doing Business Index recognizes the government’s commitment to creating a business friendly environment. South Africa ranks first among Brics nations in six critical criteria. As a nation that offers several competitive advantages, an open business environment is an important feature to utilise as a selling point for South Africa as a business destination. The country can make a strong business case to attract trade partners, investment, and clients from fellow Brics members.New government policies introduced now make starting a business in the country easier than ever, by implementing new company law that eliminates the requirement to reserve a company name and simplifies the incorporation documents. South Africa has also made transferring property less costly and more efficient by reducing the transfer duty and introducing electronic filing.Government policy addresses the need to decrease the time, cost, and red tape companies have to deal with to get products to port and shipped to international markets. (Image: Clive Reid)In addition, a new reorganisation process has been introduced to facilitate the rehabilitation of financially distressed companies. South Africa has also improved its performance on the trading across borders rank. In the same World Bank Index, South Africa has significantly improved its rankings (by 29 positions), due to the roll-out of government policy that addresses the need to decrease the time, cost, and red tape companies have to deal with to get products to port and shipped to international markets.Travel and tourismSouth Africa is also praised for its government policies, rules and regulations relating to travel and tourism, and their conduciveness to the sector’s development. The country now ranks 29th out of 140 countries globally in the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Index, indicating that it has been making steady improvements in this area over the past few assessments.South Africa ranks third in the Sub-Saharan Africa region after Seychelles (first) and Mauritius (second). Other WEF findings indicate South Africa as high as 17th place for its natural resources, and 58th for cultural resources. This, according to WEF, is due primarily to the country’s many World Heritage sites, rich fauna, creative industries, and the many international fairs and exhibitions hosted. The latter can be interpreted as a strong selling point for the country, with communications implications.The wealth of cultural experiences South Africa can offer, adds to its tourism appeal. (Image: SA Tourism)A further positive finding WEF indicates is that South Africa’s infrastructure is well developed for the region, directly supporting the growth of the travel and tourism trade, with air transport infrastructure ranked 43rd, and a particularly good assessment of railroad quality (46th) and road quality (42nd).The golden thread that ties together and underpins all of these world ranking achievements is the strength and innovative nature of its government policies.  from the National Development Plan to the National Infrastructure Plan. Such strong government policy making, embodied in the National Development Plan and the National Infrastructure Plan, and implementation sends a clear message to the world that South Africa is open for business and is a destination of choice for investment, based on solid and trusted fundamentals.This is a strategic, best practice approach that could be replicated for the benefit of fellow emerging market countries around the world.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

What is the role of the Gauteng Industrial Development Zone (GIDZ)?

first_imgGlobalisation is upon us and South Africa is ensuring readiness by adopting what is called Specialised Economic Zones (SEZ). According to Investopedia, an SEZ is a designated area in a country subjected to specialised economic regulations different from other areas. These zones play a huge role in encouraging trade and investment opportunities that benefit the country through job creation.The Gauteng Industrial Development Zone Company (‘Gauteng IDZ’) was founded in 2009 under the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA) and was established with the purpose of developing and operating the designated Industrial Development Zone at OR Tambo International Airport. OR Tambo International Airport accommodates over 21 million passengers annually, making it Africa’s largest and busiest international airport.The vision of the GIDZ is “to identify, design, package and enable focused export driven manufacturing and beneficiation programmes for location at the OR Tambo International Airport IDZ. OR Tambo International is known for its exceptional infrastructure and resources. It is a well-positioned logistics and distribution hub for air cargo internationally and in the region. OR Tambo international is the largest air cargo airport on the African continent, with the capacity to handle 40 000 tonnes annually. 82% of South Africa’s cargo comes through OR Tambo.”How does an IDZ impact citizens? In an effort to reposition itself in the world economy, the South African government launched the Industrial Development Zones (IDZ) programme with the aim to facilitate inclusive and competitive economic growth in order for citizens to enter new jobs and benefit from the investments attracted.The GIDZ also runs a post-graduate Jewellery Design course called [email protected] The Jewellery Design Centre was established in 2013, and puts students through an 11-month course offering training in Marketing, Commercial Jewellery Design and Product Development, utilising state of the art Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Manufacturing technology. The centre aims to increase technology proficiency ahead of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and pave the way for skilled designers by shaping talent that can contribute to the development of the South African jewellery [email protected] was launched as part of the OR Tambo Industrial Development Zone, currently under construction next to OR Tambo International Airport.To find out more about the GIDZ, click here: http://www.gidz.co.zalast_img read more

Consistent Ravena a steady force for Ateneo so far in Season 80

first_imgLATEST STORIES “I need to stay more consistent because everyone’s been doing a really good job,” said Ravena after leading the Blue Eagles over Far Eastern University, 94-82, Sunday. Ravena finished with 18 points, on 7-of-11 shooting from the field, 11 rebounds, and five assists to steer Ateneo to a 3-0 record. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe graduating guard is averaging 18 points, nine boards, and 2.3 assists per game.Ravena had just one occasion where he managed to score in double figures in back-to-back games, against La Salle and University of the Philippines when he had 22 and 11 points, respectively.  Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Blackwater secures last playoff spot, beats GlobalPort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ But Ravena’s production took a dip from there.“Last season, I’ll have a good game and the polar opposite will happen next,” said Ravena. “I’m just mentally focused coming into the season and that I need to be more consistent.” Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThirdy Ravena has been Ateneo’s most consistent player in its first three games in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.And he plans to stay that way after having an up-and-down year in Season 79.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ View commentslast_img read more