West Broward High School to host first TEDx Talk Event

first_img“At West Broward High, we strive to foster knowledge, creativity, integrity and personal excellence in our students,” said Buddoo. “TEDxWestBrowardHighSchool provides a platform for students to get inspired and encourages them to think big about their ideas, their future and their community.” TEDxWestBrowardHigh is spearheaded by West Broward High master teacher and curator Horace Buddoo, along with West Broward High TED-ED Club members, teachers and students. Buddoo applied for a TEDx license as a way to promote a culture of collaboration and idea sharing for students.  The line-up of speakers, known as TEDx Talkers, embodies forward thinking with great ideas and extraordinary stories to tell. TEDxWestBrowardHigh’s participants will experience stories of success, inspired through examples of hardships overcome and reflect on challenges that bring unexpected insight.center_img On Thursday, November 12, 2015, West Broward High School will host its inaugural TEDx Talk event. TEDxWestBrowardHigh takes place in the school’s theater at 500 NE 209th Avenue in Pembroke Pines, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, features local voices and TED Talks videos under the theme, “The World is Mine.”last_img read more

In Memoriam—Pittsburgh’s all-time greats, gone but not forgotten (April 26, 2017)

first_img‘The Legend’ Nathan ‘Sonny’ LewisIt is, in fact, inevitable. As the folks say, “As sure as you come into this world, you’re going to leave it,” and certainly we expect it and we accept it.That being said, it does seem to be an unusual number of fallen basketball legends from Pittsburgh that have departed us, seemingly much too soon and certainly much too young.Here is a reminder of some of the greats that have gone on to join “The Ultimate Team,” where they play well above the rim forever, and can never foul out. Note: Please forgive me if I have forgotten anyone, and please notify me so that I may put them in the next issue.LEGENDS—From left: ABA/NBA legend and Hall of Famer Connie Hawkins, Bill Neal, and Pittsburgh legend and NBA star Kenny Durrett. Neal credits both with playing a vital role in establishing Champion Enterprises. (Photos courtesy of Bill Neal)1. Kenny Durrett—The Schenley Spartan legend recognized as the greatest player in Western Pennsylvania history, and voted the greatest player in Pennsylvania Big Five history. A 6 feet 8, he could jump at center, play both power and small forward, and handle the ball like a guard.2. “Sonny” Lewis—Nathan “Sonny” Lewis, a Schenley grad who played at Pitt and went on to Point Park college where he broke several scoring records and is recognized as Pittsburgh’s greatest vertical leaper.Anthony Rivers3. Anthony Rivers—Garfield native out of Peabody High School, recognized as “The Greyhound.” Small in size, mighty otherwise, a Connie Hawkins League 2 time MVP and Hall of Famer.4. Leroy Freeman—a Westinghouse graduate who was a world class accomplished artist both on and off the court. His paintings were simply outstanding. He played at Pitt and with the New Orleans Jazz. One of Pittsburgh’s all-time greats.Like us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierlast_img read more

David Silva celebrates his ‘most special’ Premier League title

first_img Silva celebra su Premier más especial Mateo was born “extremely premature” at the end of 2017 after just six months in the womb. A complicated situation which forced the former Valencia player to miss some games to accompany his partner during the process. Upd. on 16/04/2018 at 00:14 CEST 15/04/2018 IN SPORT.EScenter_img Sport EN David Silva has won the Premier League again, for the third time. After winning it with Man City, as he also did in 2012 and 2014, the playmaker celebrated by posting a photo with his son Mateo on social media. “My third league but this one is the most special. Thanks to everyone for supporting me in this tough year,” he wrote on Twitter.last_img read more

Spicer’s swashbuckling century wins grand final

first_imgBy JARROD POTTER SMASHING through the Clyde bowling attack has not been easy this season, but on Saturday Pakenham Upper/Toomuc…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Glacier Gymnasts steal show at 2018 Kootenay Zone Gymnastics & Trampoline Championships

first_imgNelson’s Glacier Gymnastics Team won four first-place team awards at the 2018 Kootenay Zone Gymnastics & Trampoline Championships this past weekend. Two hundred and eighty gymnasts participated in the event vying for individual all-around, event and team titles.Competing against teams from Trail, Castlegar, Creston, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Canmore, Invermere, Penticton and Golden, Nelson won Team firsts in the Junior Olympic Competitive Level 6, Level 7-8 categories, as well as the Zone 1 Pre-Level 6 and High School categories. Glacier Gymnastics’ recent BC Provincial Championships Junior Olympic gymnasts continued their winning streak in the Junior Olympic Level 6, 7 & 8 categories, winning 36 medals at the Kootenay Zone Championships. Medal highlights in the Level 6, 9-11 years category; Shelbi van Hellemond claimed the All Around gold medal, just ahead of teammates Livia Richardson who won the silver medal and Rayne Jean took the bronze. And Macy Loutit, won the gold medal on floor in her first Level 6 competition. In the Level 6, 12 & up category, Teagan McTague captured the All Around gold medal with Elsa Sollid winning the silver, and Elisa Clark taking the gold on floor, followed by Brynn McTague with the bronze. In the Junior Olympic Level 7 – all ages category, Eden Bellman won the gold on floor and bronze all around and on beam. In the Junior Olympic Level 8 – all ages category, the Glacier team had 2 gymnasts on the all-around podium, Brianne Stefani claiming the gold medal and Dafni van Hellemond right behind her winning the silver. “This is a great end to a successful season for our Junior Olympic competitors,” said Glacier Gymnastics Head Coach, Sandra Long. Most competitors added new skills or moved up a level for this competition. “With all the routine changes, the girls still looked polished and performed well.” The 12 Glacier gymnasts competing in the Zone 1 Pre-Level 6 category earned a total of 24 Zone Championship medals. In the 8-10 year age-group, Glacier took the top two all-around podium position with Jersey Skolka taking the gold medal and Molly Anderson winning the silver. And Anni vanHellemond, won the gold medal in both the vault and floor events. Emerson Mandseth took gold on the bars, Marin Smienk won gold on vault and Maya Smith captured bronze on beam. In the 11 & up age-group, Glacier cleaned up on the all-around podium, with Georgia Shuel winning gold followed by teammates Maite Troutet with silver and Kallie Bardry with the bronze. Paityn Lake secured a gold medal on the floor event. The Glacier coaching team is delighted with the performances of the team’s junior competitors. “Their dedicated training has paid off for them,” says Long. “If our new competitors continue their progress we will see a bigger and more successful team attending BC Championships next season.” The Glacier High School Girls 16-member Team claimed 38 Zone Championships medals. In the Junior High School Level 1 category, Lucca Dehnel won all-around silver. In the Junior High School Level 2 category, glacier once again swept the all-around podium, with Shekinah Parks taking the gold, Maggie Silverson the silver and Josie Cowan the bronze. Zeva Rushforth took the silver on vault followed by Taya Wastl with the bronze. The the High School Level 2 category, Ella Dulmage won bronze all-around, Fawn Herzig won gold on bars and Emma Lake captured the silver on vault. Lumay Plautz won gold all around in the High School Level 3 category followed by Tia Berens who claimed the silver. In the High School Level 4 category, Sara Tolles won the gold all-around. In the trampoline discipline, Jace Reid, Joshua Imeda, Anni van Hellemond and Paityn Lake all won all around gold in their respective age group categories.last_img read more

Chikni Chameli ‘Katrina Kaif’ rocks Arpita’s big fat wedding

first_imgArpita Khan couldn’t have asked for more. Her dream wedding gala at the regal Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad was nothing short of a star-studded extravaganza. As expected, her brother Bollywood superstar Salman Khan ensured the post-wedding celebration was a grand affair too, with several celebrities performing.The highlight of the evening was a dazzling dance performance by Katrina Kaif, the rumoured former girlfriend of Salman and a close friend of Arpita. Katrina, known for her reclusive ways, had kept everyone guessing if she would turn up for the event. However, not only did she attend the wedding, she also performed to bring alive the night. Widely regarded as the best dancer among the top heroines in contemporary Bollywood, Katrina grooved to the beats of Sheila ki jawaani.Clearly, that was not enough and the high-profile audience was asking for more. Dressed in embellished off-white finery, Katrina was then joined by Arpita’s brothers Salman, Arbaaz and Sohail, plus Salma’s close buddy Aamir Khan. The crowd had a blast as Katrina first taught her hit moves to the guys, and then the group broke into an impromptu performance of her superhit dance Chikni Chameli.By then, Karan Johar had also joined them on stage. Earlier, the brother Khan had also joined Mika Singh during his performance, and soon Aamir had taken to the stage. He grabbed the mic and on an impulse started crooning Aati kya Khandala. Salman was quick to lead Aamir’s wife Kiran Rao to the stage and she sportingly danced to the fun number.advertisementThe star-studded evening also saw celebrities such as Priyanka Chopra and tennis icon Sania Mirza join the celebrations. They later posted their selfies from the do. A grand reception will be held in Mumbai on Friday, which will be attended by the top celebrities of Bollywood, the world of sports and politics. The newlywed couple Arpita and Ayush will soon fly to Australia, New Zealand and Bora Bora for their honeymoon.last_img read more

10 months agoArsenal escape FA charge for Alli bottle incident

first_imgArsenal escape FA charge for Alli bottle incidentby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal are unlikely to be punished by the FA after Dele Alli was struck with a water bottle thrown from the stands at the Emirates.The Gunners are scouring CCTV to try and identify the culprit.As it was an individual rather than a group, the FA will assist Arsenal in their investigation rather than punish them.Alli was struck after scoring Spurs’ second goal in their 2-0 win over Arsenal in the EFL Cup quarter-final. About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Hudsons Hope wins award for Solar Power Project

first_imgWHISTLER, B.C. – Hudson’s Hope has won for their solar power project at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities Community Excellence Awards.The awards showcase municipalities and regional districts that have implemented projects and programs that demonstrate excellence in meeting the purposes of local government in BC. The awards are designed to profile promising practices and to create successful pathways and incentives for others to follow.Hudson’s Hope won the excellence in service delivery award for their solar power project. The District has installed 1550 solar panels on nine municipal facilities, creating B.C.’s largest municipal solar project and making Hudson’s Hope the most-solarized community per capita in the province. Last year, 510 kilowatts of grid-tied solar panels were installed at nine Hudson’s Hope municipal facilities, including the curling rink, arena, District Office, public works shop, tourist information centre, museum, swimming pool, regional fire hall and sewage treatment facility.  Hudson’s Hope received a $1.35 million grant from the Strategic Priorities Fund/Federal Gas Tax Fund through the Union of BC Municipalities for the project.“We are proud to be a leader in electricity self-generation,” says Mayor Gwen Johansson, “and we appreciate the BC Hydro net-metering program that helps us achieve it and make this possible. This project will reduce our Municipal District electrical costs for these buildings by an average of about 60 percent. It will also be a source of community pride and contribute to our long-term economic development. We are thrilled by the benefits that come with our move to a clean energy future.”last_img read more