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Champlain scholarship aimed at new magnet school students

first_imgA celebration of two new elementary schools focusing on sustainability and the arts in Burlington was highlighted today with the announcement of dual Champlain College scholarships aimed at helping graduates of the magnet schools attend college.The Holly and Bob Miller Magnet School Scholarship for the Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes and The Lois McClure Magnet School Scholarship for the Integrated Arts Academy  at H.O. Wheeler were established earlier this year by Champlain College to honor the Millers and Mrs. McClure for their community support of continuing education. The need-based scholarships will provide up to $20,000 a year in tuition expenses for two students who attend Champlain College. The main requirement is attendance at one of the magnet schools for four years, followed by continued education in Burlington School District schools and graduation from Burlington High School (BHS). The first scholarships will be awarded to members of the BHS Class of 2018.“These scholarships, established as part of honoring these three community leaders with honorary degrees from Champlain College in May, reflect their ongoing support for continuing education for Burlington’s young people,” said Champlain College President David Finney. “The magnet school concept for Burlington will help focus students on their interests, improve student and parent engagement in education and ultimately bring socio-economic integration at the two schools.” “We are so appreciative of the incredible community partners that play an integral part of our new magnet programs, and enhance all of our schools.  We are honored that Champlain College has created this new scholarship program that provides a tremendous opportunity for our students,” noted Burlington School Superintendent Jeanne Collins.A magnet school, according to Victor Prussack, coordinator of the Burlington program, is a public school that offers a specialized program and is open to school children from around the city of Burlington. While there are more than 4,000 elementary magnet schools across the country, these are the first such schools in Vermont. “These dynamic alternative schools were created by the Burlington School District to offer options for children and families who seek a unique learning environment.”Students from all over Burlington as enrolled in the Integrated Arts Academy at H.O. Wheeler and the Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes. Students study the same things as all elementary school children, including literacy, math, science, social studies, art, music, Spanish and physical education. Special programs at both schools integrate community studies outside the classroom and in partnership with organizations such as Shelburne Farms, Flynn Center, Very Merry Theatre Company.The celebration included a parade of students and teachers from both schools down Church Street Marketplace, led by Sambatucada, to the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. Vermont. Commissioner of Education Armando Vilaseca and Burlington School Superintendent Collins welcomed the students, parents and community partners to the event and thanked supporters, partners and funders of the new schools. More information about the magnet school program is available at www.bsdvt.org(link is external) or by contacting Victor Prussak at vprussac@bsdvt.org(link sends e-mail).Champlain College, founded in 1878, offers “Education in Three Dimensions” – a distinctive educational approach to professionally focused majors, developing life skills and leadership based on critical and creative thinking. It has nearly 2,000 campus-based undergraduate students on campus and is ranked in the top tier of Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the North by 2009 America’s Best Colleges, published by U.S. News & World Report. To learn more about Champlain College, visit www.champlain.edu(link is external). Source: Champlain College. BURLINGTON, Vt., (Sept. 24, 2009) —last_img read more

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Eko Roni uses shoulder lock to finish off Murugan Silvarajoo in first round

first_imgIndonesian national wrestling champion Eko Roni Saputra put forth a spectacular performance, dominating newcomer Murugan “Wolverine” Silvarajoo of Malaysia to earn a first-round victory in the ONE: REIGN OF DYNASTIES, which was broadcast on Friday.At the sound of the opening bell, Eko quickly chased Silvarajoo across the Circle. The Indonesian unloaded a series of powerful boxing combinations against the fence, as Silvarajoo covered up. Taking the Malaysian down to the mat, Eko advanced to the bout-ending submission, using his feet to tweak Silvarajoo’s shoulder in a joint lock maneuver to force the tap shortly after.“I appear more comfortable now because I train a lot in striking, boxing and Muay Thai. I don’t want to just rely on my take-down wrestling skills, but I start my game with striking, then I start the take-down,” Eko, who trains at the EVOLVE MMA gym in Singapore, said. In the main bout, reigning ONE Strawweight Muay Thai and Kickboxing World Champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao of Thailand successfully retained his Muay Thai World Title with a near-flawless performance against ISKA K-1 World Champion and number one ranked contender Josh “Timebomb” Tonna of Australia.Sam-A appeared composed and relaxed to start the bout, delivering a volley of fast boxing combinations and high round kicks in the first round. In the beginning of the second, Sam-A dropped Tonna with a bullet-like left straight, sending the Australian to a mandatory 8-count. Sensing he had his opponent hurt, Sam-A poured on the pressure and dropped Tonna two more times en route to a technical knockout victory.In another round, former ONE World Title challenger and current fifth-ranked flyweight Reece “Lightning” McLaren of Australia may have boosted himself up the divisional ladder based on his most recent showing. The Gold Coast native drew up a dominant performance, knocking out three-time IBJJF No-Gi European Champion Aleksi “The Giant” Toivonen of Finland in the first round.Topics :last_img read more

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Under Mike Bosch, Syracuse swipes bases at high rate

first_img Published on March 29, 2017 at 11:15 pm Contact Matt: mdliberm@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ When Syracuse steals bases, it almost never loses.Midway through the season, the Orange has stolen 31 bases, good for fourth in the Atlantic Coast Conference. SU is 12-2 in games it steals a base and 6-0 when it steals more than one base. Syracuse is on pace to finish with 62 swipes this year, which would place fourth in the program’s 17-year history and be the most since 2011.As Syracuse’s (17-10, 3-4 Atlantic Coast) aggressiveness on the base paths has increased since 2015, so has its wins. In 2015, when Syracuse finished with a 20-26 record, SU had more losses than stolen bases. That year, the team had its lowest total since 2006. In 2016, head coach Mike Bosch’s first year, the team improved its record to 27-26, but managed to steal only 37 bases.SU’s steals total declined each season from 2013 to 2015. Since Bosch took over in 2016, steal rates jumped, thanks to an emphasis on the craft in practices.“We focus a lot more (now) on our base running than we ever did before coach Bosch was here,” said Alyssa Dewes, a senior outfielder who played under Bosch and former head coach Leigh Ross. “We would never focus on the specifics like your turns or getting a good start out of the box or finishing all the way through.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textUnder Bosch, players increase agility with ladder sprints, hurdles and sprints and lateral movements with resistance bands. The drills not only increase sprint speed, but give players better jumps. Base stealing is decided by the jump, junior shortstop Sammy Fernandez said, and foot speed is crucial to the first step. The team also has worked on building muscle, performing squats. Building muscle increases leg strength, speed and power.Players calculate their times each week. After Bosch took over, to stress base running, he timed players at the end of base running drills. The times include running home to first base, second base to home plate and home to home. Good times are three seconds, six seconds and 12 seconds, respectively, assistant coach Kristyn Sandberg said.Each Tuesday practice starts with different drills, running specific legs of the diamond. Each set ends with Bosch timing each player. One of the biggest legs is the home-to-home, in which the players compete for the best time. Dewes, an outfielder, runs the fastest, consistently finishing around 10.8 seconds around the bases.“I would say about 90 percent of our team is under 12,” sophomore second baseman Alicia Hansen said. “And the people who are over 12 are people who don’t need to go home to home.”Rachel Burkhardt has gotten notably faster this season, Sandberg said. Only a few weeks ago, at the beginning of the season, Burkhardt finished just over the “good” intervals in each set. But over the past few weeks, she has dipped under three seconds from home to first base, reached 5.8 seconds from second-to-home and dropped under 12 running the full bases.“We have a good seven or eight of us that are always competing to cross the finish line,” Fernandez said. “And when we do base running, especially home to home, we’re always within a tenth of a second with each other. We just are always competing with our speed.”The stopwatch tells players whether they are on the right track and what they can improve Bosch said — whether it’s turns, jumps or straightaway speed.“Bosch loves the stopwatch,” Fernandez said.Developing the mental nuances to reading game situations also helps boost SU’s stolen bases numbers. One drill, called independent base running, starts with the bases loaded. A ball is put in play, with any number of outs, and each runner reacts like she is the only runner on base. At the end of the situation, three runners could be on third base, for example. One player could make it into a triple while another player may advance two bases and another only one. The independent base running forces critical attentiveness on the base paths, Sandberg said.“Speed is just so important to the game,” Bosch said. “You’ve got to score however you can.” Commentslast_img read more

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Stars Group retains Q1 confidence despite COVID-19 impact

first_img Share ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 BlueRibbon signs strategic partnership with The Stars Group August 18, 2020 Share Submit PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon The Stars Group said that Q1 2020 trading is currently ‘ahead of expectations’, but the Toronto TSX-listed enterprise anticipates encountering near-term COVID-19 disruptions.Updating investors today, Stars Group explained that it has maintained ‘strong underlying momentum’ within its UK (Sky Bet) and Australia (BetEasy) divisions, which gives it confidence that a sequential improvement in quarter earnings will be delivered.“Overall, we are so far performing ahead of our expectations and currently expect to see strong year over year growth in revenues for the first quarter,” said Stars Group CEO Rafi Ashkenazi.Despite Q1 confidence, in a forward statement Stars Group underlined that it is monitoring COVID-19 developments closely following the cancellation or postponement of major sporting events across the world, and how this will impact its wagering operations.Ashkenazi and wider Stars Group governance admitted that, at present, the length of wagering disruptions remain ‘difficult to predict’.“While we currently still offer a broad range of betting options for our customers, any sustained outbreak resulting in the further postponement or cancellation of major sporting events could have a material impact on our sports betting revenue in the near term,” Ashkenazi added.Moving forward, Stars Group noted that the business is supported by strong underlying metrics in which the TSX enterprise generated 62% corporate revenues through online poker and igaming verticals during 2019.Stars Group has become the second listed incumbent to issue a COVID-19 update this morning following the revised guidance published by FTSE100 Flutter Entertainment.The Stars Group is currently pursuing an agreed £11 billion merger with Flutter, which is still being examined by the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The merger would create a business entity with an estimated 40% share in the UK’s online betting market (Sky Bet, Betfair and Paddy Power) – a figure significantly above the CMA’s 25% market competition guidance.last_img read more

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